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How long does a flight from San Francisco to Kota Kinabalu take?
An average nonstop flight takes 20h 30m, covering a distance of 7631 miles.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Kota Kinabalu?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on China Southern ($711), Singapore Airlines ($779) and Multiple Airlines ($818).
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Origin
San Francisco
$711
only
$711
Destination
Kota Kinabalu
$711
only
$711
Wed, May 9
SFO
BKI
27h 25m
Fri, May 25
BKI
SFO
30h 40m
Trip: 17 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 3777 reviews
Overall
7.1
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
CAN
JFK
Excellent 8.0

Friendly service

Have to take a. Bus to the air field to get on from airport terminal

CAN
CTU
Good 6.6

Professional cabin crew.

Barely had enough time to transfer between flights. Transfer process in Guangzhou is cumbersome and time consuming.

CAN
JFK
Excellent 8.0

Very attentive and pleasant stewards in business class. Boardjbgblrocedures good.

We had to climb up stairs to get on the plane. There were elderly travelers who struggled to carry their hand luggage. No help was offered This needs to be remedied. Food also was not too palatable. Could be better Difficult to understand English of the announcements. Also when delayed in landing no announcements made br the captain though we were hovering in the air for 45 mins.

BKK
CAN
Excellent 10.0

I let the crew know that I was a Vegetarian, so they were more than helpful in providing me with options.

CAN
YVR
Excellent 9.3

Cabin crew was wonderful and very attentive. Smooth flight with good food. 787 Dreamliner for a long haul 13 hour flight. First airline where I see the cabin crew clean the lavatories mid-flight! Overall a great experience.Would fly again.

Mon, Jan 29
SFO
BKI
26h 45m
Fri, Feb 9
BKI
SFO
28h 15m
Trip: 12 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 2056 reviews
Overall
8.8
Boarding
8.9
Comfort
8.6
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
8.8
Food
8.4
DXB
SIN
Good 6.0

My first flight (DXB - SIN) was delayed and so my bag didn't make it onto the second flight (SIN - CNS)

SIN
DPS
Mediocre 2.0

Our flight to Bali was cancelled due to the volcano eruption. We did not receive any compensation, but Singapore/Silk Airlines told us they were able to get us a flight home to LAX instead, but that it wouldn't be until the next day. We spent money on a hotel and food and waited until the next morning, got to the airport early for check in only to find that Singapore/Silk had in fact, given up our seats that they had promised us. They said that we now would have to wait another day just to get a flight from Singapore to LAX. We asked to speak with a manager, and eventually were able to get two seats due to cancellations. This was intended to be a very special and romantic trip that was essentially ruined. Since no one could have anticipated that the volcano would cause cancellation, we should be refunded for our flights. We are so crushed that we did not get to go to Bali, and now we may NEVER get to go because we are out of money. At the VERY least, the leg of our flights from Singapore to Bali, and Bali to Singapore, should be refunded. We are extremely disappointed.

HKG
SFO
Okay 4.0

I like the services from Singapore Airlines.

Your web site tried to charge me $90 for aisle seat, do you agree that this is a big joke or what? I have decided no use your company any more. Not sure why a great airlines like Singapore Airlines would partner with your company???

SYD
SIN
Excellent 9.0

The cabin was quite warm

BNE
SIN
Good 7.6

friendly staff top Service top Inflight

old aircraft, no usb or power point charging. choice of 5 movies

Fri, Mar 30
SFO
BKI
29h 40m
Sat, Apr 7
BKI
SFO
22h 55m
Trip: 9 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Feb 14
SFO
BKI
20h 30m
Tue, Feb 20
BKI
SFO
24h 00m
Trip: 7 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 4092 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.9
PVG
TPE
Excellent 9.6

Pleasant. Clean. Entertainment worked. No real. Complaints.

Are seats ever comfy in economy? These were nice and clean.

LAX
PVG
Excellent 9.0

Beverage choices and presentation were good. Service very good.

My choice of food was not available and very limited alternatives to what I selected. More snack choices could be offered

PVG
NRT
Okay 5.6

No veg meal

JFK
PVG
Okay 4.0

Price was great - the aircraft was new

food was so so - no choice was given on the first meal - snack was a sandwich but the bread was very very dry - crew was very stingy in giving out drinks - half a glass for soda - found the crew not very friendly

PVG
SIN
Excellent 8.6

No one to assist my friends enter the plane. No one to help with hauling minor carryon baggage up the outdoor staircase. Very difficult and no offer at all for anyone in a party of six to help. No lift and no one offered assistance in business class to help at all.once on the plane service was outstanding. Passengers in 70s and 80’s and no knowledge of the need to to climb stairs and without any assistance. Attendants watched the elderly struggle.

Fri, Mar 30
SFO
BKI
27h 25m
Sat, Apr 7
BKI
SFO
22h 55m
Trip: 9 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 3777 reviews
Overall
7.1
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
CAN
JFK
Excellent 8.0

Friendly service

Have to take a. Bus to the air field to get on from airport terminal

CAN
CTU
Good 6.6

Professional cabin crew.

Barely had enough time to transfer between flights. Transfer process in Guangzhou is cumbersome and time consuming.

CAN
JFK
Good 7.3

Transfer was handed well between domestic and international terminals, but not a moment to spare. Cabin crew was attentive and highly professional. The announcements were handled well. Will fly them again!

In Guangzhou there was just enough time to transfer between flights. If there had been a delay, I would have easily missed the connection. The connections at Guangzhou involve multiple gyrations of shuttles between terminals and immigrations, etc. There was an opportunity to upgrade the cabin while boarding, but was not well announced or implemented. I would have welcomed the chance to upgrade.

CAN
CDG
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing.

You left me stranded in Bali and wouldn’t rebook me. You wouldn’t give me a full refund. You made me purchase an entirely new flight with a different airline. I spent FIVE hours on hold waiting to speak with a representative. I will advise anyone I know to never fly China Airlines

JFK
CAN
Good 6.6

Professional cabin crew.

Boarding was chaotic and not properly handled to separate Premium passengers from rest of passengers. Was made to check my small bag when others were able to carry on more than two bags and heavier ones. Food was mediocre.

Mon, Jan 29
SFO
BKI
26h 45m
Thu, Feb 8
BKI
SFO
36h 05m
Trip: 11 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 2056 reviews
Overall
8.8
Boarding
8.9
Comfort
8.6
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
8.8
Food
8.4
AMD
SIN
Okay 5.6

Service was nice.

Comparing to recent businesses class flight on Emirates; Singapore airlines seat does not recline to flat bed. Boarded flight st 11pm and arrived at Singapore at 7am. Toiletries like tooth brush and paste, razor etc. were not provided. Emirates provides, so we did not pack in-flight.

DME
SIN
Good 7.3

The people were excellent.

I had planned to check an extra piece of luggage, gifts and purchases for church needs. They wanted to charge me $3,655(!!!) for that. Absurd. I had to leave the suitcase behind. I will probably fly on a different airline whenever I go to Russia now.

BKK
SIN
Excellent 8.0

Boarding ok, timely departure. Food very good for plane food.

Announced early landing but then doing circles without any update, we ended up being 30min late. Updates would have been good.

SYD
SIN
Excellent 9.0

The cabin was quite warm

SIN
SFO
Excellent 10.0

The business class bed was the best I have yet encountered. The food and service were great. And the stews? Gorgeous and so agreeable. One young lady even helped me with my back injury; turns out she was studying physical therapy. You can't find a better ride than that,

Fri, Mar 30
SFO
BKI
35h 35m
Sun, Apr 8
BKI
SFO
39h 20m
Trip: 10 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 3777 reviews
Overall
7.1
Boarding
7.2
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.5
Entertainment
6.8
Food
6.7
MNL
CAN
Excellent 9.3

Flight from Guangzhou to Vancouver was smooth. Cabin crew was great and attentive. Flight was even early to arrive!

Seats were a bit cramped.

BKK
CAN
Excellent 10.0

I let the crew know that I was a Vegetarian, so they were more than helpful in providing me with options.

BKK
CAN
Okay 4.6

We arrived safely.

I was unable to check in online.When I mentioned this at the ticket counter the agent responded that they kept hearing that from passageners. Apparently this wasn't enough of an issue to make any changes. The plane was uncomfortable for such a long flight. Lots of movie choices, but few current choices. Flight attendants weren't that friendly.

CAN
JFK
Good 7.3

Transfer was handed well between domestic and international terminals, but not a moment to spare. Cabin crew was attentive and highly professional. The announcements were handled well. Will fly them again!

In Guangzhou there was just enough time to transfer between flights. If there had been a delay, I would have easily missed the connection. The connections at Guangzhou involve multiple gyrations of shuttles between terminals and immigrations, etc. There was an opportunity to upgrade the cabin while boarding, but was not well announced or implemented. I would have welcomed the chance to upgrade.

CAN
CTU
Good 6.6

Professional cabin crew.

Barely had enough time to transfer between flights. Transfer process in Guangzhou is cumbersome and time consuming.

Thu, Mar 29
SFO
BKI
43h 05m
Sun, Apr 8
BKI
SFO
36h 30m
Trip: 11 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 2056 reviews
Overall
8.8
Boarding
8.9
Comfort
8.6
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
8.8
Food
8.4
BKK
SIN
Excellent 8.0

Boarding ok, timely departure. Food very good for plane food.

Announced early landing but then doing circles without any update, we ended up being 30min late. Updates would have been good.

SYD
SIN
Excellent 9.0

The cabin was quite warm

AMD
SIN
Okay 5.6

Service was nice.

Comparing to recent businesses class flight on Emirates; Singapore airlines seat does not recline to flat bed. Boarded flight st 11pm and arrived at Singapore at 7am. Toiletries like tooth brush and paste, razor etc. were not provided. Emirates provides, so we did not pack in-flight.

DME
SIN
Good 7.3

The people were excellent.

I had planned to check an extra piece of luggage, gifts and purchases for church needs. They wanted to charge me $3,655(!!!) for that. Absurd. I had to leave the suitcase behind. I will probably fly on a different airline whenever I go to Russia now.

SIN
SFO
Excellent 10.0

The business class bed was the best I have yet encountered. The food and service were great. And the stews? Gorgeous and so agreeable. One young lady even helped me with my back injury; turns out she was studying physical therapy. You can't find a better ride than that,

Sun, Jan 28
SFO
BKI
33h 25m
Fri, Feb 9
BKI
SFO
28h 15m
Trip: 13 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 2056 reviews
Overall
8.8
Boarding
8.9
Comfort
8.6
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
8.8
Food
8.4
SYD
SIN
Excellent 9.0

The cabin was quite warm

SIN
HKG
Excellent 10.0

Classy cabin staff

AMD
SIN
Okay 5.6

Service was nice.

Comparing to recent businesses class flight on Emirates; Singapore airlines seat does not recline to flat bed. Boarded flight st 11pm and arrived at Singapore at 7am. Toiletries like tooth brush and paste, razor etc. were not provided. Emirates provides, so we did not pack in-flight.

DXB
SIN
Good 6.0

My first flight (DXB - SIN) was delayed and so my bag didn't make it onto the second flight (SIN - CNS)

SIN
SFO
Excellent 10.0

The business class bed was the best I have yet encountered. The food and service were great. And the stews? Gorgeous and so agreeable. One young lady even helped me with my back injury; turns out she was studying physical therapy. You can't find a better ride than that,

Sun, Jan 28
SFO
BKI
53h 40m
Thu, Feb 8
BKI
SFO
36h 05m
Trip: 12 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 2056 reviews
Overall
8.8
Boarding
8.9
Comfort
8.6
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
8.8
Food
8.4
SIN
SFO
Excellent 10.0

The business class bed was the best I have yet encountered. The food and service were great. And the stews? Gorgeous and so agreeable. One young lady even helped me with my back injury; turns out she was studying physical therapy. You can't find a better ride than that,

AMD
SIN
Okay 5.6

Service was nice.

Comparing to recent businesses class flight on Emirates; Singapore airlines seat does not recline to flat bed. Boarded flight st 11pm and arrived at Singapore at 7am. Toiletries like tooth brush and paste, razor etc. were not provided. Emirates provides, so we did not pack in-flight.

SYD
SIN
Excellent 9.0

The cabin was quite warm

SIN
SFO
Excellent 8.0

great service

too long

DME
SIN
Good 7.3

The people were excellent.

I had planned to check an extra piece of luggage, gifts and purchases for church needs. They wanted to charge me $3,655(!!!) for that. Absurd. I had to leave the suitcase behind. I will probably fly on a different airline whenever I go to Russia now.

Thu, Jun 28
SFO
BKI
43h 05m
Wed, Jul 11
BKI
SFO
29h 05m
Trip: 14 days
8.7ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.7 Excellent
Based on 2056 reviews
Overall
8.8
Boarding
8.9
Comfort
8.6
Crew
9.0
Entertainment
8.8
Food
8.4
SIN
HKG
Excellent 10.0

Classy cabin staff

SIN
SFO
Excellent 10.0

The business class bed was the best I have yet encountered. The food and service were great. And the stews? Gorgeous and so agreeable. One young lady even helped me with my back injury; turns out she was studying physical therapy. You can't find a better ride than that,

HKG
SFO
Okay 4.0

I like the services from Singapore Airlines.

Your web site tried to charge me $90 for aisle seat, do you agree that this is a big joke or what? I have decided no use your company any more. Not sure why a great airlines like Singapore Airlines would partner with your company???

SYD
SIN
Excellent 9.0

The cabin was quite warm

SFO
SIN
Good 7.6

The service crew served us well. They are friendly and helpful

Too many Indian movies

Fri, Dec 15
SFO
BKI
20h 30m
Thu, Dec 21
BKI
SFO
48h 40m
$1477
Trip: 7 days
6.3GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.3 Good
Based on 4092 reviews
Overall
6.4
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.1
Food
5.9
CNX
PVG
Good 6.6

I liked the service from the cabin crew

I hate that I couldn’t use my phone on airplane mode. What’s up with that? I’m not a fan of Airbus. Boeing aircraft are superior

PVG
SIN
Excellent 8.6

No one to assist my friends enter the plane. No one to help with hauling minor carryon baggage up the outdoor staircase. Very difficult and no offer at all for anyone in a party of six to help. No lift and no one offered assistance in business class to help at all.once on the plane service was outstanding. Passengers in 70s and 80’s and no knowledge of the need to to climb stairs and without any assistance. Attendants watched the elderly struggle.

PVG
NRT
Okay 5.6

No veg meal

PVG
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Fight crew was amazing

LAX
PVG
Excellent 10.0

everything has much improved from my previous flight from LAX to BKK about 1.5 years ago. cabin was still a bit cold, but flight attendants were able to give me an additional blanket. they ran out of blankets last time i flew on China Eastern. entertainment was higher quality, food tasted better and snacks were available throughout the flight. boarding was also much more organized compared to last time which was like a angry mob scrambling to get on the plane.

Fri, Dec 15
SFO
BKI
38h 12m
Fri, Dec 22
BKI
SFO
35h 45m
$1849
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Dec 15
SFO
BKI
20h 30m
Sun, Dec 17
BKI
SFO
55h 50m
$2217
Trip: 3 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Dec 15
SFO
BKI
20h 30m
Sat, Dec 16
BKI
SFO
30h 40m
$2330
Trip: 2 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
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