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JulyBest time to beat the crowds with an average 11% drop in price.

High season

NovemberMost popular time to fly with an average 10% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$142(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$108or less

Good deal one-way

$68or less

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  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $68 or less one-way and $108 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles was found 30 days before departure, on average.
  • Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be October, November and December. The cheapest month to fly is July.
  • Morning departure is around 8% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
  • Interested in booking flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles? If so, make sure to take into consideration where in the city you will be staying. While Los Angeles International Airport is a convenient option for travelers that will be staying in the city center, Hollywood Burbank Airport allows visitors to more easily access northern Los Angeles.
  • If you would like your flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles to be with an airline that is known for having comfortable seats, considering booking with Alaska Airlines. If having extra legroom is very important to you, book with United Airlines and consider upgrading to their Economy Plus option. If you plan on flying with a lot of luggage, book with Southwest, as you can check two suitcases for free.
  • Hoping to use public transportation to travel between Hollywood Burbank Airport and downtown Los Angeles? Consider using either the local bus or Metro system, as both of these are affordable choices that are located near the airport and connect the different neighborhoods of the city.
  • Looking to kill some time before your flight takes off from San Francisco International Airport? Pay a visit to the SFO Museum, which is located in the airport’s Departures terminal. This museum is a popular cultural institution that features a variety of local art, regional history, and items related to the area’s aviation advancements, making it an interesting place to learn more about San Francisco.
  • If flying tends to stress you out, make sure to keep your eyes open for San Francisco International Airport’s official Wag Brigade. The Wag Brigade is a group of trained dogs that are led throughout the different terminals by volunteers in order to help entertain travelers and ease any nerves that anyone might have about flying.
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Top 5 airlines serving San Francisco to Los Angeles

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.3
Alaska Airlines
Overall score based on 29,348 reviews
8.5
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.8
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "The flight"
Cons: "Social distancing. Caught covid on the plane back"

Cons: "Waiting on one way too long. More than 1hr"

Cons: "No internet no monitors staff was rude about checking me in to next fought. No room for carry Ons and I sat in back by time they came with drinks all food was gone"

Pros: "Good service, comfortable airline, no delays."
Cons: "Our luggage didn’t leave the city with us and we had to wait 5 days."

Pros: "Wish there were blankets available"

Cons: "No screen on the seats."

Pros: "The crew was great, the plane was clean and updated, the in-flight entertainment was good."
Cons: "On both of my Alaska Airlines flights we took off later than scheduled, by over 15 minutes. It could have been due to the congestion at LAX. And the seats were comfortable if not a little cramped. I also wish we would have been offered adult beverages on my late flight into SFO -- helps for sleep."

Pros: "Crew try to be polite."
Cons: "Need to be on time."

Pros: "Fist class was comfortable"
Cons: "Flight attendant checking for service more than once"

Pros: "crew was nice"
Cons: "disorganized boarding led to delays. Landed and sat on the tarmac in the most jet fuel emitting area of the airport and breathed it in for 40 minutes before getting to the gate. Just disorganized in general with take off/landing planning."

Pros: "Accommodating crew, good food,"
Cons: "television monitor was not syncing with the static I was hearing."

Cons: "Crew could be nicer."

Cons: "Seats are not very comfortable. My fly was over night and I can’t sleep at all."

Pros: "The fact that movies were available in a domestic flight and the variety of movies."

Cons: "Luggage space issue could have been handled prior to flight not on a volunteer basis."

Cons: "No snacks :("

Pros: "Delayed."
Cons: "Not being delayed"

Pros: "Short flight"
Cons: "Beware- They will sell you X class fares which do not come with a seat assignment. DO NOT BUY! You end up wasting time at the gate to get a seat."

Pros: "Crew was wonderful. Service was excellent."
Cons: "Very poor entertainment. The Virgin America planes had excellent entertainment as they had TV screens on the seats. You should consider bringing those back."

Cons: "Seat assignments. Friendlier boarding. On time operation."

Cons: "9:30 am flight was cancelled and I was given a 1:30 pm flight instead. Coming home the flight was delayed because while the plane and flight crew were there the Captain was not. It sounded like he was flying in from somewhere else."

Cons: "A 2+ hour delay."

Pros: "Window seat"
Cons: "45 minute delay for a 55 minute flight. Absurd. Slow boarding."

Pros: "Yes crew was amazing"
Cons: "Best domestic USA airline"

Pros: "No problems"
Cons: "I miss Virgin America"

Pros: "Seat didn’t work in First Class.."
Cons: "The flight was delayed and they barely communicated so people were lined up for a long time... just let people know what is going on!! I miss Virgin America !!"

Cons: "delayed leaving, delayed arriving, sat on tarmac on both ends..."

Pros: "the crew was trying their best and adapt to the situation, and accommodate their passengers."
Cons: "the 4 hour boarding delay"

Pros: "Friendly"
Cons: "Delayed flight"

Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "-Delayed departure (almost 2 hrs). -Gate change with missing flight info at the new gate screen until the last minute. Lots of confused passengers asking if the gate was correct due to the flight leaving late."

Cons: "Check in process wouldn't work on my iPhone and didn't print my TSA pre check mark so had to get it at the front. Board at the front did the display what group number they were boarding. had to put my bag like 10 rows back behind my seat which made getting off a bummer."

Cons: "Changed gates twice, boarded late, sat ont he runway, waited for a gate on arrival and then waited for baorrding ramp."

Pros: "Que aparte de la bebida sirvan un sanduche o algo para comer"

Pros: "The plane was nice"
Cons: "2 hours late! The audio with the entertainment did not work"

Cons: "Paid for and reserved a premium seat 6 weeks before flight but got reassigned to a non-premium seat upon check-in. I had to call customer care for a refund of the premium upgrade. No more live TV unlike the old Virgin America."

Pros: "I like the idea of allowing pre-boating for families with small children or elderly parents to some extent"
Cons: "I did not like that the airline allowed more than 1-2 people to accompany 1 small child when pre-boarding. I happened to be able to go in with the general boarding but was one of those who was first in line within this group. My seat which was 5C already had no overheard room!!! It appears that 1 child was accompanied by 4 adults when they pre-boarded and in addition to their carry-ons, they put their foldable stroller, backpacks and totes in the overhead bin!! The airline announced a request for people to leave the overhead bin spaces for bigger carryons but does not enforce it. Flight attendants should not feel uncomfortable actually asking to whom the backpack or tote belong to and tell passengers to put those under their seats. Somehow, passengers need to be educated on proper etiquette. Also, pre-boarding should only allow 1-2 people to accompany a child or an elderly person. Pre-boarding should not be taken advantage of by all adults traveling with those needing it."

Cons: "My luggage did not arrive. We were asked to volunteer to check any carryons we did not need to take into the cabin. I volunteered and my luggage did not arrive. I had thousands of dollars worth of items. Submitted a claim."

Pros: "Fast!"

Cons: "Flight was delayed 45 minutes. Crew members didn’t pass out crackers. She only passed out to those who asked. Ofcoarse I didn’t get mine because I don’t fly often, and I didn’t know you were suppose to ask. Crew should’ve provide extra good service for the delayed flights."

Pros: "The plane was new and very clean. Provided charging docks and free entertainment!!"
Cons: "We took longer waiting in the plan then the actual flight itself"

Cons: "The flight boarded on time but sat at gate for over 1/2 hr, before taking off, then arrived at LAX and waited another 15 or so minutes to dock at gate. Several people with a connection were very upset and it was an unpleasant experience. Also while up in the air, it took over an hour for seatbelt sign to go offf making it hard to wait for bathroom."

Cons: "They cancelled my 5:30 pm flight and text me that they put me on a 6a.m. flight the next morning without offering me a hotel or anything. I had to make new arrangements myself and the only option was to fly out earlier in the day and lose a day of sightseeing and time with family that I made the trip for in the first place. I had to race to the airport to get there in time. It ruined our trip."

Pros: "Everything was what I expected I Love that I have so much space on my lane"
Cons: "I have no complaints loved it all"

Pros: "Take off and landing perfect"

Pros: "The crew"
Cons: "Sat on the tarmac forever...extremely delayed"

Pros: "None"
Cons: "Plan delayed for 40mins and change gates."

Cons: "In the SF airport, your crew accepted me to pay for $25 for putting my suitcase into the plane. But then, she mentioned that the flight was delayed and there was no way that I can made my connection from LA to Indianaplis. So I was given a boarding pass with my suitcase ($25 paid) only to LA. The front desk asked me to try other ways when I arrived LA to see what can be done. When I entered into the gate, your CS changed my flight to UA after I have presented my case. However, I had to pull the suitcase out from Alaska, paid another $25 to United and started the trip all over again. All the while, your crews expected me (an alien from Asia) that I should have known every thing get it through, or to claim my suitcase charges. I am really disappointed for the lack of understanding. To you, it may be something happened so common everyday. To me, I was totally lost to handle this."

Pros: "Entertainment"
Cons: "Food/ beverage service was bad."

Pros: "The crews spilled coffee on me and my purse.....made my LV bag so smelly"

Pros: "I love JetBlue service and the crew. Every time."

Pros: "Todo fue muy bien exelente"

Pros: "The seat was comfortable. The price was not."

Pros: "Entertaiment was good, seat was ok"
Cons: "Internet could be faster."

Pros: "I slept reasonably well."
Cons: "More comfortable seats/more leg room."

Cons: "Better notification about delays"

Cons: "Poor movie selection/ purchase for outdated headphones required. No USB."

Cons: "Sold out of the food I wanted. Massive delay."

Pros: "Sleeping in"
Cons: "Sleeping in longer"

Cons: "There was no video screen available"

Pros: "Each seat had power outlet for laptop as well as a USB port"

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "The plane hit heavy turbulence a few times and gave me hope that the sweet succor of death would come."
Cons: "Having someone else give me a lap dance nonconsensually."

Pros: "Lots of water ..."
Cons: "Cramped up . Need more leg.room"

Pros: "Everything"

Cons: "Gary was his name. I went up to go to the bathroom, I had heard the announcement prior to that and no one had mentioned anything about seatbelts or staying in my seat. I made sure before I got up. As I get up he approaches me and said "you need to stay in your seat, began to shake his head,"they mentioned it like 5 times", he then said. I really dont appreciate the attitude. It's not what you say it's how you say it. Work on your attitude Gary from JetBlue"

Pros: "The space and chairs The choice of movies"

Pros: "I like jetblue, everything is excellent,."

Cons: "It took over 2.5 hours to decide to switch airplanes"

Cons: "All good"

Pros: "It was good"
Cons: "Almost too good."

Pros: "Easy and comfortable. No issues. Got there without a problem."

Pros: "everthing"
Cons: "nothing"

Pros: "Cabin crew were great at looking after us and we had plenty of legroom in coach!"
Cons: "The entertainment selection was a bit limited and there was no wi-fi."

Pros: "All our flights with jetblue were excellent"

Pros: "The aircraft was clean and comfortable and everything went official"
Cons: "The film did not work"

Pros: "you had gluten free choices"
Cons: "need expanded gluten free menu"

Pros: "Stewardess help me with luggage."
Cons: "NA"

Pros: "Nothing only wifi was there ...rest everything pathetic"
Cons: "Our whole baggage cane out broken"

Cons: "We were not told we’d be sitting next to a woman with a dog. It was highly offensive to sit and eat next to a dog that smelled and panted constantly, and would shed occasionally. Why not solve this problem by asking passengers when they book a seat if they do or don’t want to sit next to pets? Not everyone can do this since many have allergies. Also, this is not hygienic. Very unsatisfied."

Pros: "Courteous staff"
Cons: "Long delay in cold terminal"

Pros: "Pretty standard service"
Cons: "Pretty standard service"

Pros: "The adequate legroom."

Pros: "Free internet, great landing."

Cons: "A complimentary lunch meal should be served."

Pros: "Passenger service"
Cons: "N/A"

Cons: "SFO organization and signs"

Pros: "Free food."
Cons: "Wrong sandwich. Soggy sandwich. Sound was scratchy. Movies need closed caption option."

Pros: "The night kit"

Pros: "My headphones were not working properly because of the jack and they moved me to another seat right away."

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "First airline I've been on with wi-go that really works. Plane was immaculate."
Cons: "Crowded"

Pros: "Service perfect"

Cons: "Our luggage came back broken (case cracked)"

Pros: "Legroom"
Cons: "Schedule delay by more than 2 hours"

Pros: "5hr delay, no food voucher, no explanations"
Cons: "Terrible, will never fly again"

Pros: "Everything !"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "After landing we sat on the runway for one hour."

Pros: "Walking in to the Boston terminal was immediately relaxing. I got through the line quickly and once I got to my gate it was also very relaxing."
Cons: "Soba noodles were soggy, but not a deal breaker!"

Cons: "We were waiting on the taxieway for 45 min after we landed."

Cons: "This plane was not appropriate for social distancing, I would not have booked this flight if I knew we wouldn’t be able to keep a distance from other people."

Pros: "Crew were friendlier than many other airlines"

Pros: "Never went on the flight."
Cons: "Awful customer service"

Cons: "Zero PPE or social distancing by crew"

Pros: "Good organization, good hygiene, polite crew."

Pros: "The crew was very nice"
Cons: "Everything else"

Pros: "The Delta crew was great."

Pros: "It was Ok. Some short delay but over all not too bad. Just didn't like the fact I always get seats next to the toilet"

Pros: "Informative communications during delay"
Cons: "Rushing to board resulting in bad customer service during boarding"

Pros: "Nice Airbus plane. Due to thunderstorm in Dallas, pilot not able to leave DAL to come to fly the plane in LAX on time. We delayed around 45 minutes. Otherwise, crews were professional and efficient. Excellent movies choices."
Cons: "Boarding announcement in SFO was bad. No one can hear what the agent announced. Random sequence of boarding with confusion. In LAX, we supposed to go to a different terminal by a bus. There is no guidance out of gate to assist passengers that transfer to get on the right gate on the right bus. In AUS, there is not any announcement for luggage belt. An announcement would be helpful to new arrivals to this airport."

Pros: "Flew us safely home."
Cons: "We waiting on the runway for over a long period."

Pros: "Flight was great"
Cons: "The waiting area at gate 47 is a joke. Doesn't anyone care that it was filthy and had 10 seats for passenger waiting to board their flight?"

Pros: "Entertainment"
Cons: "Attendant probably trying to be funny"

Cons: "There is no place to specifically order vegetarian options in booking. Luckily virgin carries extra"

Pros: "on time"

Pros: "Everyone was really nice and responsive."
Cons: "Seats are a little older. Not as comfortable as other flights. But not bad."

Pros: "Excellent service and upgraded snacks in economy"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Delayed flight, customer service was hard to work with."

Cons: "The airplane was freezing cold. I had on a sweater and jacket and was unbearably cold. The entire plane was miserable. There weren’t any blankets either...this is not the"

Cons: "No drink or snack service. No trash pick up. No option to purchase or rent headphones"

Cons: "waiting on the tarmac for 40 minutes"

Pros: "Over cramped No Space for carry on slow service"
Cons: "Over cramped No Space for carry on slow service"

Pros: "No hassle, no drama, very smooth."
Cons: "The blueberries were rather bland."

Pros: "Friendly people and clean plane"
Cons: "They lost my luggage, I hope it shows up shortly"

Pros: "The crew did a great job of dealing with delays beyond their control and made sure we - and our luggage - made a connecting flight."
Cons: "No complaints."

Pros: "Sitting in middle isle, just get elbowed a lot."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "All I need to say."

Cons: "Late and missed my international connection"

Pros: "it was great experience"

Pros: "Ground team was amazing--efficient, pleasant, rapid turnaround"
Cons: "Incoming plane was 1.5h late and there was no meaningful explanation (saying that the plane was late coming in bc it was late getting to its prior stop isn't really an explanation)"

Cons: "Boarding area; boarding agent; boarding staffing; seating (comfort); flt. attendants: That's all... aww"

Cons: "Delay from Seattle to pasco."

Pros: "Very smooth"

Cons: "1. Boarding order is not by seating making boarding very inefficient"

Pros: "Excellent trip. Provided ample food snacks and drinks."

Pros: "Our stewardess in the economy cabin was probably one of the best we have ever encountered. She was very courteous and personable."

Pros: "Everything from boarding, service, arrival time and deplaining was smooth"

Pros: "All restroom floors were wet. I have seen this in others 767's too. Is this a 767 phenomenon"

Pros: "On time"

Cons: "No free meals."

Cons: "half-broken screen, couldn't access anything on the left side"

Pros: "That it's over"
Cons: "the 1 hour delay, when we arrived we sat for another hour and I missed my international flight"

Pros: "On time"

Pros: "On time. No problems."
Cons: "Hard to understand what group was being called to board. No systematic lineup, just crowding around."

Pros: "Service"

Pros: "They got us from A to B without any problems."
Cons: "Efficient to the point of robotic."

Cons: "Service"

Pros: "The small scack/meal was excellent. Good service. Smooth flight. In-out-done! Good job Delta!"
Cons: "Can't think of anything negative. A long time standing by on runway waiting for departure."

Cons: "The person taking tickets asked me to check my bag. I said ok and he instructed me to step aside and taking anything out of it that I might need. I did this and when I came back they had locked the doors."

Pros: "Had the row to myself"
Cons: "No complaints"

Cons: "Flight Attendant should dis infect the lavatory everytime a customer uses since they have plenty of downtime (no longer serving refreshments)."

Cons: "More luggage space and plugs on the plane to charge devices"

Cons: "Registration in SFO was extremely bad. It took one hour. 30 minutes nobody was on working place."

Pros: "The seat was super comfortable, because of o lot of place for legs"
Cons: "The crew sometimes seems not to be happy with the passengers"

Pros: "The crew did an excellent, professional job."
Cons: "There were problems with arrival at the gate necessitating delay and 3 gate changes for connecting flight. This was not fault of American but due to a plane breaking down at the original gate at LAX causing our plane to be rerouted to a different gate."

Cons: "2 HRS LATE"

Pros: "Food and staff are great"
Cons: "Small space between seats"

Pros: "Comfortable"

Cons: "The flight was delayed for hours, and I am still trying to get to lax. All due to the pilots being too tired to fly, and due to maintenance. I would of appreciated checking into a hotel room a lot earlier than I did due to vague communication. I’m exhausted with only 2.5 hours of sleep."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The seat assignments based on loyalty status - rude gate agents"

Pros: "Overall the flight was great"
Cons: "I didn’t like the restrictions on the fare and being reminded several time with negative emails from the carrier about the restrictions."

Cons: "American Airlines had put my luggage on a flight earlier than me and is still NOT FOUND."

Cons: "Plane was delayed over an hour!"

Cons: "great flight"

Pros: "Good friendly service. Flights were on time."

Cons: "My flight was canceled and rebooked overnight, then delayed 2-3x. This wasn’t all the airline’s fault, but nevertheless, it was a very mediocre experience."

Cons: "We were not permitted to board the plane until later than expected, but were told we would still take off right away and regain lost time, no mention of a delay at last call or immediately after, despite the 20 minute delay by this point. After taxiing, the pilot informed us of withheld information, that ATC would delay our departure for ~40 minutes, but we could STILL try to make it up in the air. This was a bold faced lie. It was finally  9:52pm before we even took off from SFO. While idling, the cabin started to reek of jet fuel, and people started coughing and sneezing. Upon landing at LAX at 10:46pm, we were told that there was no gate for us, and that we would have to wait for an amount of time that kept changing every time there was an announcement. The toxic jet fumes started to permeate the cabin again, and people started coughing and sneezing in response. Ultimately it is 11:21pm by the time we reached our gate. At this point, the jetway was broken/failed to open, but despite this, the air conditioning was switched off and pax crowd the aisles without direction. Finally we managed to escape at 11:31pm."

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "More than 3 hours late and missed a press conference with a US Senator"

Pros: "Crew was pleasant. Plane was clean and adequately comfortable."
Cons: "The shuttle system at LAX is confusing and time consuming. Will this ever be remedied or is this just a fact of life when flying to LAX with American?"

Pros: "On plane staff was attentive and very pleasant."
Cons: "Delayed flight departure. New norm, being late?"

Cons: "Flight was delayed and i have to miss my connecting flight."

Pros: "Nothing I could not take the flight"
Cons: "They did not let us board because the connection time was not enough for our bags - no one took accountability and they finally rescheduled us on a flight the following day after 3 hours on the phone. Terrible"

Pros: "It was a great flight. We took off right away and were able to get off the plane immediately at LAX."
Cons: "We were delated in leaving, which made my connecting flight a little tight. It was stressful."

Pros: "Entertainment, service, pilot and his crew were great."
Cons: "Food was not good. Can do better. As vegetarian there are lots of good places they can order the food from."

Cons: "Our flight was delay for about 3 hours."

Pros: "The gate agent was able to find me another option."
Cons: "The phone agent was really bad at helping."

Pros: "It's American company airline So,not bad. People are not good service but still fine."

Cons: "Internet is kinda hard to get connected to sometimes."

Pros: "Food was great and the service!!"

Pros: "Biarding"
Cons: "Gogo inflight entertainment"

Pros: "Great smile for all the air hostess all the time"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "They charge for everything luggage they can see in the front desk. My 63 years old mother had her small size hand carrier, a travel tote on top (with her travel blanket and her medicine) and a crossbody passport size. They told her to put it in her tote!!! Only 2 items allows. ... In the plane she saw passengers carried way more than what that."

Cons: "4 hr. Layover"

Pros: "comfortable seating"

Pros: "Crew was friendly and hospitable."
Cons: "I didn't like how small the seat was on this flight. I'm used to flying JetBlue and getting extra comfort. Also, my television wasn't working properly. I would start a show and then it would play for a couple minutes then the screen would go out, but the sound still on. This happened with every show I tried. Overall I was disappointed in the new American plane even for just a short flight. I can't imagine flying that for a long distance."

Pros: "Comfort, convienience. Great service. Will fly again."

Pros: "Easy boarding"
Cons: "Strange kid sitting next to me"

Cons: "Delay boarding and then dropped us off at a remote runway and had to wait 45 minutes for a bus to main terminal!"

Pros: "I cannot even find a positive in describing my flighh experience on August 19-20, 2016"
Cons: "My flight was delayed, as I result I would miss my connecting flight. I was rerouted, making me arrive at my destination 4 hrs later than expected hence I missed my bus reservation to my place of stay. Oh! Not to mention, my luggage was lost and I had an event to attend a few hours later. Horrible experience."

Cons: "Looks ghetto and no wifi"

Pros: "i have to pay $90 for my seat"

Pros: "The movies were great and the staff was friendly"

Cons: "it was really bumpy"

Cons: "I was told I had to check my duffle bag at the gate, that there was no room for it. When I dot to my dirty seat I found room for three of my bags in the overhead compartment."

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "Confortable and entairtement"
Cons: "The food"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Constant delays and cancellenations"

Pros: "On time arrival despite two issues at the departure gate"

Pros: "I liked the smooth ride, and engaging captain. We didn't hit much turbulence, even if it is uncontrollable. Takeoff and landing was smooth and put my worries about flying to rest."

Pros: "First time traveling with my service dog. It was a very pleasant experience and everything went wonderfully!"

Pros: "41 minute flight"
Cons: "Customer service"

Pros: "the plane, finally, got me where i needed to go"
Cons: "the ticket was only $47 but then i had to pay $39 for a carry on the only complimentary item given on the plane is water - they charge you for coffee the flight attendant was obnoxious, she kept making comments about how she couldnt give us anything for free the seats do not recline the air conditioning wasnt working but they loaded the plane up regardless and then after 30 minutes told us we could get off the plane while they look for the missing part that is 'somewhere' in the airport and they didnt know how long it would take for the part to be found and installed -- i dont understand why they would load people onto the plane if the plane was not working properly and they knew they needed to stall it was a very bad experience all in all"

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."

Cons: "everything costs money"

Cons: "Bathrooms were smelling very bad"

Pros: "I SLEPT THROUGH MOST OF IT"
Cons: "GOT STUCK AT LAX IN PLANE SEAMED LIKE AN HOUR"

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: "Arrived about an hour late"

Cons: "Everything was good"

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

Cons: "No drinks and no snacks"

Cons: "same as above"

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: "Frontier is light on service and they are jerks."

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

Cons: "same as above"

Pros: "I was pleased with everything."
Cons: "The website is a little difficult ro navigate for the inexperien ed like myself"

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

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything. You guys suck."

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

Pros: "A cup of water is included, but that's it."
Cons: "Have to pay fee for everything else - a seat, carry on, soft drink, etc Once we arrived at LAX, had to wait 55 minutes on the tarmac for a gate to be available. I will do my best to avoid Frontier in the future."

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

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

Cons: "No soap or paper towels in the commode area!!! Forced to use Germ X to cleanse our hands! Had to pay an additional amount for a seat and carry on? Was not made aware of that during booking!! A pillow would be nice!"

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

Pros: "The service was excellent! Great work staff.. And we made it to our destination safe..."
Cons: "I didn't like the fact that the seas didn't recline back!! It was uncomfortable ride sitting in that position!"

Pros: "Nothing"

Cons: "I had to stay overnight."

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

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

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The most inefficient and least cost effective airline in the history of airlines. I am so disappointed in my experience that I may spend the rest of my days advocating boycotting this company."

Pros: "The employees are extremely pleasant and professional"
Cons: "Both legs were delayed"

Cons: "Frontier airlines as a whole is not worth the money"

Cons: "Service was terrible staff not friendly never using this airline again"

Pros: "Not a damn thing!"
Cons: "I can't believe you people charge $45 for a bag!!!"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "3 hours of delay, no respect and appreciation of the wait."

Cons: "bag fees and slow boarding"

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "everything"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "attendants were helpful and friendly"
Cons: "would like some reading materials since they don't have entertainment anymore."

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