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Average price round-trip

$341 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$33 or less

Good deal one-way

$48 or less

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Top 3 airlines serving from San Francisco Bay Area to New York

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

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Alaska Airlines
Overall score based on 29,262 reviews
8.5
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.8
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "That the plane was newer"
Cons: "The service and entertainment options... and the WiFi was terrible"

Pros: "Nothing in particular"
Cons: "Everything could always be better. Nothing was exceptional and so better is an easy problem to have for Alaska."

Cons: "Seats that reclined more in first class!"

Pros: "Personable and polite crew"
Cons: "Boarding process"

Cons: "My flight was delayed 4 hours. The gate attendants were so kind but the communicate from operations was terrible. It’s sucked that those ladies had to fiend questions as there was no real Information. I wanted my WiFi comped."

Pros: "Everything was superb! The airline I prefer did a great job! The seats, the food selections, the staff - everything!"
Cons: "Nothing. Everything was just perfect!"

Pros: "Crew was so helpful and nice!"
Cons: "Better entertainment options and food options"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Delayed flight by several hours. When the replacement plane arrived, the crew had to leave for a replacement crew. We arrived in New York half a day after our scheduled original arrival."

Pros: "Quick boarding"
Cons: "More room"

Pros: "Vouchers and free food after 9 hour delay"
Cons: "Not have us board and deplane and waiting for 9 hours."

Cons: "Delayed 1 hour and 43 minutes. Unacceptable."

Pros: "wi-fi as a t-mobile customer"
Cons: "having cabin crew remind people to put blinds down for a red eye. Some folks were oblivious."

Cons: "Alaska is constantly running on delay schedules lately; never on time. Very tired of it."

Cons: "The flight was late and we missed all connections."

Cons: "first class seats were not that comfortable and would not recommend taking this flight as a red eye"

Pros: "yes, yes,yes!"
Cons: "nothing really..."

Pros: "Entertainment selection was really great. A large number of excellent movies"
Cons: "Seats felt even more narrow than I am used to, and area under seat seemed smaller. Could barely fit my backpack underneath."

Pros: "I liked the ease of booking with Alaska but I won't ever book for long (more than 4 hour) flights. Our flight out was uncomfortable and crowded. Then upon our return to the airport, having checked in ONLINE hours prior, I was unable to print out our boarding passes at the kiosk or the checked...cont"
Cons: "Baggage desk. Due to the fact that we couldn't print the passes we missed our flight. I have never run into this type of problem before. I was very dissatisfied with this airline."

Pros: "Crew was ‘amazing’!!!"

Cons: "No seat assigned at check in. I got the window seat on the last row, right next to toilet and not reclining. :( No entertainment system on such a long flight unless you rent a tablet from them"

Pros: "The crew was great"
Cons: "Having seats assigned at the gate wasn’t the most efficient"

Pros: "Crew was friendly and fun. Seats were roomy with plenty of leg room."
Cons: "No soap in bathroom stall. Told crew who tried to correct it but it was broken. Boo..."

Pros: "Free movies"
Cons: "No free snacks"

Pros: "Fast flight"
Cons: "Too warm. Screen wouldn’t shut off so we could sleep"

Pros: "Clean plane and pleasant crew and announcements."
Cons: "The complimentary snack were dry sugar biscuits."

Pros: "Comfortable seats Professional Crew"
Cons: "Poor snacks"

Pros: "Boarding was quick, uneventful. Standard issue, the passengers were on their own to stow bags, get seated...even as crew was requesting that bags be turned on their sides like a book to provide as much room as possible. Then please go through the cabin and assist. Otherwise it was fine because no one has anything approaching expectations these days."
Cons: "This plane was older, smaller and less comfortable than the one we flew from JFK to SFO. For 5 plus hours it wasn’t the most inviting. At landing several people appeared desperate to deplane, perhaps to make connections but no one assisted them. There were also passengers from the rear of the plane up and in the aisle immediately which just causes tension and friction for those still seated. That’s when I want to and did say something to certain individuals and made them wait. But this is the flight crew’s responsibility, not the passenger’s."

Pros: "They have been on time for most flights"
Cons: "They never have enough room for my carry on even though I pack light. Also I always board in group D no matter if I have an aisle seat in the back or a window in the front."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "N/A"

Cons: "New York airports are always delaying landing and getting to the gate by at least 30 mins. Nothing to do with the airline I assume, but still quite frustrating to do detours and spend extra 30/40 mins in air or taxiing."

Pros: "On the way home I got three seats to myself, which was a boom since I injured my knee on the trip. I also got to see four movies that were on my list."
Cons: "Paying for food is annoying and the prices are ridiculous. There isn’t much leg room and the seats don’t recline much"

Cons: "You are no different then other airlines. Nothing sets you apart."

Pros: "Nothing to like"
Cons: "Joke airline. Broken seats. Zero service."

Pros: "On time, efficient. Always like the video options."
Cons: "Food choices so limited and boring."

Pros: "I like people who work for Alaska they try they best are very professional and polite."
Cons: "I travel from Hawai to New York with a laid over in San Francisco In the airplane around 6 hrs fly the offer only one time drinks. Went I check my luggage in HNL they tell me will go all the way to JFK airport , went I was in San Francisco they call me to pick up luggage because they don’t sent to New York. Went we arrive to San Francisco airport they delay fly for 3 hrs I have a hotel in NY to sleep for 5 hrs before I pick up rental car and start to drive to my next trip . I lost my hotel reservation, again only one time they offer drinks and food was not good in airplane ."

Cons: "Delays both ways! Captain didn't even say the reason why. Really annoying just sitting on the plane for an hour"

Pros: "Free movies, clean seats, friendly staff"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "That the plane was still there when I arrived at the gate."

Pros: "No delays"
Cons: "nothing to speak of"

Pros: "Prompt boarding"
Cons: "Sitting on the plane for 1.5 hours prior to departure because the plane was too light. This should be something that is determined prior to boarding the plane."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Better vegan snacks available for purchase would be great."

Pros: "Same as before."

Pros: "the ease of booking"

Cons: "I DID NOT LIKE THAT MY SUITCASE WENT TO OAKLAND INSTEAD OF JFK!!!"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Everything"

Cons: "The diy watch movies on my own device wouldn't load. More frequent trash pick up."

Pros: "Play more Christmas carol during Christmas season"

Pros: "I arrived early"

Pros: "Nothing really."
Cons: "With all the add on's price wasn't as financially advantageous when compared to competitors. No frontier personnel when checking in at SFO No plane service. Appeared everything was charged for. Personnel were not friendly. No thank you or appreciation for business. Arrived early at MCO, but no personnel at gate."

Pros: "The price was right."
Cons: "No entertainment. No free snacks or drinks."

Cons: "SFO->MCO: 2.3 hours delay, departed at 1:30AM MCO->SFO: >4 hours delay, arrived at SFO at 1:30AM"

Pros: "Nothing. Will not fly Frontier again."
Cons: "EVERYTHING."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Or sucks they're job is Denver because I have never had a good experience with them."

Pros: "The referee was delayed by over 4 hours due to avoidable maintenance issues. Not acceptable!"

Pros: "Kayak help in purchase"
Cons: "Cancelled, very difficult to figure out how to get a refund (directed to frontier homepage... dead end.)"

Pros: "Actually not much. The cost is ridiculous and not enough leg room. I waited quite awhile for wheelchair assistance. However the two men who took care of me were great. One in San Francisco and one in Cincinnati."

Pros: "Lavatory was nice"
Cons: "No wifi, have to pay for Seltzer water, have to pay for assigned seat and your carry on"

Cons: "Very delayed leaving, delayed returning, and took 1-2 hours to get bags. So bad that random airport employees were apologizing on behalf of frontier."

Pros: "All"

Pros: "not much"
Cons: "boarding process was a disaster. no one knew what they were doing. $30 for a carry? seriously? No free snack on the plane. Everything cost $5-$10... never again will i fly Frontier."

Pros: "price"
Cons: "comfort level"

Cons: "We sat on the tarmac for about 1.5 hours in Denver before we could leave the plane."

Cons: "4 hr delay due to personnel issues"

Cons: "I didn't to much enjoy that I had to pay $2 for a can of soda"

Pros: "Trip to SF was good moderate crowding, but it was a red eye."
Cons: "Return trip was miserable. They had 4-5 babies crying the whole way. We were crammed in the plane like sardines."

Cons: "everything costs money"

Cons: "Bathrooms were smelling very bad"

Pros: "Cheap"
Cons: "Seat cannot be declined! Plane also made an awful noise when taking off and landing!"

Cons: "We boarded 30 minutes late and therefore took off and landed 30 minutes late without any acknowledgement whatsoever. It seemed almost nonchalant that everything was a half hour behind schedule, and there was no explanation. Not awesome."

Pros: "Quick efficient"
Cons: "Legroom"

Cons: "Opened the check-in desk with only one agent just before 2 hours from the departure and the other agent came late Charged the carrying bag and normal seat"

Pros: "Absolutely nothing to like about frontier. You get worse than you pay for with frontier."

Pros: "cheap price"
Cons: "everything else"

Cons: "I had to pay $9 for 2 cans of soda and 2 small snacks. You could only pay be credit card and it had the option of leaving a tip! They charge too much for little things that other airlines include for free."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Delays, late bags, poor service"

Cons: "I paid so much for a seat when the plane was empty and people were shuffling around anyway. I also paid $40 for a carry-on and was then told that I didn't have to because my bad was so small. In addition, baggages are non-refundable. I won't be taking Frontier again. :("

Pros: "It was fun and playful!!! Never had such an amazing trip back to Houston."

Pros: "stewardess was nice"
Cons: "late arrival in Denver, then, "not enough staff "to unload us and get us into the terminal-waited in plan almost an hour . 1 hour Late takeoff from Denver. plane seat does not recline, tight I wont take frontier again"

Cons: "We were left on the tarmac for 100 minutes after landing. Given No information; not allowed to get up for the bathroom. Terrible."

Pros: "The competence of the on board personnel."
Cons: "The lack of communication with passengers at the gate."

Cons: "Both flights were delayed by three hours with no explanation for the delays."

Cons: "Charged for every additional thing so the cost of the ticket was not true."

Pros: "Nothing"

Pros: "Fast check in"
Cons: "Outdated"

Pros: "Upgraded us!"
Cons: "Told us the Wrong carrosol for our baggage."

Cons: "Horrible costumer service, charge $40 for a carry on"

Pros: "Boarding was quick"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "My name was spelled wrong, was busy 30 minutes on Denver airport to sort that our. Never received a artillery"

Pros: "Everything was great !!!"

Pros: "Honestly, I can't think of one thing I really like. The restrooms were clean..."
Cons: "I felt the check in process on the website was misleading. I had to read multiple times for carrying on my bag, and ended up paying $30 because I thought if I didn't pay while checking in on line that I would end up paying $60 at the gate to carry on."

Pros: "Love that there is a direct sfo to cvg!"

Pros: "Isle seat"
Cons: "All else"

Cons: "Once we landed in Cincinnati, we waited over an hour for our luggage. Apparently, this is a continual issue."

Cons: "You have to pay to reserve a seat."

Cons: "I didn't like the plane features. It's typically standard to have at least one tv on the plane so passengers have some form of entertainment. This plane did not have any features on it."

Pros: "Low price"
Cons: "Could not buy sandwich on plane. I was hungry all day."

Cons: "They tried to charge for overhead space."

Pros: "Easy to check in. Everyone very helpful and friendly."
Cons: "No criticisms"

Cons: "Having to pay $50 per bag."

Pros: "Cheap cost"
Cons: "Long delays and poor compensation for delays"

Pros: "The quick boarding process and speedy arrival"
Cons: "Seat didn't recline at all. Didn't have any drink stirs"

Pros: "Cheap fare"
Cons: "Super tight cabin. Nothing else to offer"

Cons: "No leg space."

Cons: "I liked everything. From checking in to early arrival."

Pros: "Fast and easy ride"

Cons: "Always delayed flights and overbooked"

Cons: "We got cancelled on ourway back from oakland"

Pros: "Great service!"

Pros: "Smooth sailing!"

Pros: "Absolutely nothing."
Cons: "Tight squeeze seating, gum chewing staff with talons for fingernails and excessive jewelry and an attitude of excessive power over all on board, tight aisle space, non reclining and uncomfortable seating."

Pros: "Got hung up in security they lost my id took them 20 minutes to find it"

Cons: "Ran out of food - REALLY????? One of the bathrooms was out of order - REALLY????????"

Pros: "I don't feel safe"
Cons: "Planes always have a mechanical problem"

Cons: "Constant delays with long waits"

Cons: "Spirit charges for everything, including stuff that doesn't cost them, like choosing a seat."

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "everything."

Pros: "Every one was very nice and helpful"

Pros: "Getting off the plane when it landed"
Cons: "They refused to give me my refund. They made me go back to change my name. A problem with the passenger treating the Asians next to him rudely,. Talking about his experience with a problem with an Asian and kneeing me in the butt and not stopping. When I asked him several times to stop Then old Caucasian stewardess telling me I will be thrown out of the plane"

Pros: "I like how fast I boarded."
Cons: "The limited seating room and how long I waited to retrieve my luggage."

Cons: "So stressful trying to find some to ask a question"

Cons: "The constant uncharges for everything and tray table size"

Cons: "The service was not friendly, bags overpriced and experience in the cabin very unprofessional."

Cons: "It was canceled."

Pros: "They are not well behaived with the customers."

Pros: "They charge me more money for baggage $22 more than regular charge Would you please give me their phone#"

Cons: "My seat wouldn't recline."

Cons: "They even charged for carrying on luggage."

Pros: "PRETTY DISGUSTED WIITH THEM"
Cons: "Internet Registration and phone service is down right Sleazy Those not used to used to using the internet can be RIPPED OFF for 100.00 of dollars with there graded fees.Run like a casino."

Pros: "Courteousness of the attendants. Informative of attendants and pilots concerning weather and where we were flying over."
Cons: "Foods were pricey and crowded. People with knee or leg problems can't move to another area to be out of pain."

Cons: "$55 carry on fee"

Cons: "The delays were ridiculous"

Pros: "Made it to Vegas with no problems"
Cons: "Leaving Vegas Spirit decides that my bag now would be $100 to get it back to Oakland. It had a metal handle and that made it luggage so it would now cost to travel with it - They're going to get your money - it's all about how they get it: ( Don't fly with Spirit - bad news"

Pros: "NOTHING!!!"
Cons: "EVERYTHING!"

Cons: "All the extra fee Bagage, Boarding Fees"

Cons: "The plane was built for anyone under 175lbs and under 5'8" .. Boarding in LAX was so confusing.. Everything was unorganized and chaotic"

Pros: "Not worth the cheaper air fare since you end up shelling out all your "saved" fare dollars on baggage and printed tickets."

Pros: "Good accommodating staff"
Cons: "Heavy charges for luggage Improvements in website"

Cons: "It was a TERRIBLE surprise to get to the counter and learn that I had to pay $55.00 for a carry on!"

Cons: "Lost bag"

Cons: "near the end of the"

Cons: "Online bag check in failed. $50 is expensive"

Cons: "Late departure, late arrivel, lost luggage"

Pros: "I'm a pretty big man n they help get a seat to my comfort"

Cons: "The accents do not recline."

Cons: "it was cancelled"

Cons: "Delay"

Pros: "Very professional staff"

Cons: "Ther service was terrible."

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