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The cheapest ticket to New York from San Francisco found in the last 72 hours was $105 one-way, and $207 round-trip. The most popular route is from San Francisco to New York John F Kennedy Intl, and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $112.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer 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."
Cons: "I love Alaska"
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"
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."
Cons: "No worthy"
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: "The plane was amazingly cramped."
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..."
Cons: "Free food and blankets"
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"
Cons: "Smooth and uneventful"
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"
Cons: "Nothing, all was perfect!"
Cons: "Delay Part not available"
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: "Awesome staff and plane. I Miss virgin!! well done to Alaska for keeping the spirit alive."
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: "Que aparte de la bebida sirvan un sanduche o algo para comer"
Cons: "Boarding via bus to plane. Delays due to mechanical issues at both departure and arrival. Staying on the plane while maintenance is performed. No complimentary snacks or drinks after losing value on ticket price."
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."
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."
Cons: "3 hours delay"
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: "The seat was comfortable. The price was not."
Cons: "Plane decor felt old and tired"
Cons: "Need to update their plane interiors with more modern technology. 20 years ago JetBlue was state of the art, but they haven't kept up with the times recently."
Pros: "I slept reasonably well."
Cons: "More comfortable seats/more leg room."
Cons: "Poor movie selection/ purchase for outdated headphones required. No USB."
Cons: "The food"
Pros: "The space was very comfortable."
Pros: "Fast boarding and departure"
Cons: "Not many kid friendly videos."
Pros: "El vuelo fue muy bueno"
Cons: "Para ser perfecto, faltan USB port en los asientos"
Pros: "Each seat had power outlet for laptop as well as a USB port"
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: "Everything was perfect"
Cons: "All good"
Pros: "It was good"
Cons: "Almost too good."
Cons: "Arrived to Newark at 3:30 am -- unacceptable!"
Pros: "Easy and comfortable. No issues. Got there without a problem."
Pros: "Service with a smile!"
Cons: "Absolutely nothing!"
Pros: "The entire traveling process"
Cons: "Nothing at all"
Pros: "The airplane wasn’t turn on the right way and turn off more three time..... everyone was in panic. Also when the airplane arrived the door was stock really bad......"
Cons: "I going to call jetblue for follow those problems.......... I going to talk with all my friend about this bad expericience and recommend everyone dont travel with Jetblue anymore...contact me to my email Santanalore.email@example.com"
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: "Very organized and punctual"
Pros: "Stewardess help me with luggage."
Pros: "staff was really nice and great communication."
Cons: "when the flight attendant grabbed my garbage from me her sticky gloves touched my hands"
Pros: "Pretty standard service"
Cons: "Pretty standard service"
Pros: "Got to destination safe and on time"
Pros: "Flight was on time and quick. Crew was very nice. Great leg room."
Cons: "No problems."
Cons: "El servicio de Las camarerara"
Pros: "Smooth from Checking in, to baggage claim... the crew showed themselves to be professionals ..."
Pros: "The adequate legroom."
Cons: "With gate check, you still had to go to the baggage caousel."
Cons: "The delays and lack of consideration from Newark airport"
Pros: "Non stop"
Cons: "Rough weather"
Pros: "Passenger service"
Cons: "SFO organization and signs"
Pros: "The night kit"
Cons: "Delay the fligh two times"
Cons: "It was great!!!"
Pros: "Very good"
Pros: "My gate change and I was not informed"
Pros: "My headphones were not working properly because of the jack and they moved me to another seat right away."
Pros: "Free upgraded seat"
Pros: "First airline I've been on with wi-go that really works. Plane was immaculate."
Cons: "Idled on the tarmac for over an hour. Ruined my day."
Pros: "Covid safety protocols and people following was excellent."
Cons: "Serve alcohol :)"
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: "Good organization, good hygiene, polite crew."
Pros: "Smooth, efficient and timely."
Cons: "Seats weren’t assigned until at the gate even though checked in 18 hours before. Bag drop was horrible. No self service. Was inline for about 45 minutes."
Cons: "Connection at Schiphol often tricky;"
Pros: "Terrible seats! It keeps getting worse."
Cons: "Timing of leaving the airport! It was delayed and I missed my international flight"
Pros: "Quick boarding process"
Cons: "Wifi stopped working halfway"
Pros: "No delays..arrived early"
Cons: "Restrooms were dirty"
Pros: "Free food. Extra room."
Cons: "Waiting on runway"
Pros: "Delta Comfort om commuter jet"
Pros: "Flew us safely home."
Cons: "We waiting on the runway for over a long period."
Pros: "Food was unexpectedly good."
Cons: "The flight was delayed for 40 minutes. We could hardly catch connecting flight"
Cons: "The plane was hot"
Cons: "3 hours delay"
Pros: "Good movies and tv selection. Seat next to me was empty, so that was great."
Cons: "Call center tried moving us to later flight that was also delayed by 3 hrs despite telling us it was on time. Fortunately a gate agent moved us back to orig flight"
Pros: "Had the whole Comfort section to myself!"
Pros: "The check in reminder is easy and helpful"
Pros: "I liked the movies and overall entertainment available to the passengers."
Cons: "The food selection needs a poultry option."
Cons: "Didnt fly from San Francisco to Atlanta"
Cons: "Attendant probably trying to be funny"
Cons: "Flying into blizzards suck, don’t do it"
Cons: "Delta airlines has very poor costumer service. THE WORST I HAVE EXPERIENCED. I wasn't the only one feeling this way, I witness a couple people fighting on the phone like me. When my 1st flight was delayed I asked to be rebooked then and the delta employee insisted that I would make my connection. I didn't make it. This is not all. I could have gotten to a near city several hours after but on the same day, but the mediocrecy of this employes did not allow me to get there until the next day at 7 am. Happy new year to me. This two women (or one of them) on the phone, lied to me. There was an option to get me here and one of them failed to do their job right AND LIED TO MY FACE ON THE PHONE. Just unacceptable. I will sue them, I had an under age waiting for me in Cancun and a pet with me!. With no food or access to do its necessities. AND THERE WAS AN OPTION THAT "they missed" on porpuse."
Cons: "Late, slow, de-icing in Detroit took nearly an hour!"
Pros: "It was on time"
Cons: "It was crowded and cramped."
Pros: "The t.v. 's at each seat"
Pros: "Liked that they were able to update our seats so we could sit together (spouse,baby,& I)."
Cons: "That the flight was delayed more than they informed us & it appeared that the gate crew did not know how to work the ticket machine & we waited to board with our daughter for 20 mins."
Cons: "waiting on the tarmac for 40 minutes"
Pros: "No hassle, no drama, very smooth."
Cons: "The blueberries were rather bland."
Pros: "They say us together (we had seats apart -- even though it stated our children are 4 & 1). They gave them wings and each an extra little snack. I felt they were supportive of us."
Cons: "Paying to check our bags!! We were forced to... too much stuff traveling with kids. It sucked to have to pay $50 when Alaska airlines saw we were struggling, they checked our carry one for free to ease our time in the airport!"
Pros: "All I need to say."
Pros: "it was great experience"
Pros: "Everything went smoothly."
Pros: "Comfort and boarding"
Cons: "Delay and food"
Pros: "It was my husband's birthday and the stewardess (red dress, long brown hair) went out of her way to make him feel special by bringing champagne, cookies and even chocolate once we were getting off the plane. I was very touched."
Cons: "The guy next to me was kind of smelly but was very nice."
Pros: "Very smooth"
Pros: "As of April, they have free small meals. We had a turkey sandwich which was filling. Later came a snack, just enough to tide one over until finding dinner."
Cons: "Seats still cramped."
Pros: "The new Delta planes have great leg room for tall people even in coach."
Cons: "Asked for hot tea but what I got was barely tepid."
Pros: "Excellent trip. Provided ample food snacks and drinks."
Cons: "The attendents only served one round of beverages in Comfort Plus."
Pros: "Flight very smooth.Just after landing,luggage pick up wait too long,almost after one hour later."
Cons: "Airplane seats and floor area and tray tables were not cleaned properly"
Cons: "Price of food"
Cons: "Boarding took too long - full plane and double seat booking changed 10 minutes early estimate to 20 minutes late"
Pros: "All restroom floors were wet. I have seen this in others 767's too. Is this a 767 phenomenon"
Pros: "Quick boarding"
Cons: "The delta comport seats were not comfort seats were hardly comfortable and the leg room wasn't worth paying for."
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "I've never seen such a modern and easy to use entertainment system before. All the movies are complimentary."
Pros: "The boarding process was very smooth and we took off early and the crew was great and then we also arrived 30 minutes early."
Cons: "Nothing could be changed."
Cons: "No delays"
Pros: "Seat extremely comfortable."
Cons: "We sat waiting a few minutes after everyone was onboard."
Pros: "seat was basic. prefer having tv screens in the seatbacks as opposed to using my tiny phone as a viewing screen."
Cons: "prefer having tv screens in the seatbacks as opposed to using my tiny phone as a viewing screen. only food available besides pretzel was pay food."
Cons: "Landing, temperature, passengers"
Pros: "Everything no complain"
Cons: "I like everything Everything no complain"
Pros: "Wi-Fi was adequate"
Cons: "I paid extra for a better seat, but it still felt cramped. The tray was crooked and I had no priority boarding."
Cons: "The seat assignments based on loyalty status - rude gate agents"
Pros: "Easy check in and Boarding"
Cons: "Poor food choices for vegetarians"
Cons: "Breakfast - lots of sugary items"
Cons: "Delayed for about 45 mins"
Pros: "The flights were on time and the staff was very friendly."
Pros: "Delayed and no AC working..."
Cons: "a little loud in the cabin."
Cons: "I got to Moscow, SVO. I didn't receive my bag. This sucks."
Pros: "The food was great!"
Cons: "The new baggage rule limits you to two bags in business on international flights☹️"
Pros: "On time take off"
Pros: "Pilot did good job in tricky conditions at landing."
Cons: "Wish food were served."
Pros: "On time, no issues, friendly and professional staff."
Pros: "smooth disembarking"
Cons: "30 mins delay"
Cons: "Everything was great."
Pros: "Good service, as efficient as possible"
Pros: "No food at all."
Cons: "Late by 40 min"
Pros: "The comfortable sitting and good hospitality by staff. Timely departure and smooth landing of aircraft."
Cons: "No gluten free snacks"
Pros: "Allthough is was I bird strike, y'all handled the delay good."
Cons: "It was delayed for about a half an hour. Other than that it was great"
Pros: "Very professional and friendly."
Cons: "Refer to above. Both flights were horrible."
Cons: "Everyone excellent"
Pros: "Lots of free movies."
Cons: "No free food."
Pros: "boarding was in time, and comfort."
Cons: "comfort was very good"
Cons: "it was really bumpy"
Cons: "Not flying."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "No refreshments"
Cons: "Had to fly to JFK instead of LGA. so inconvenient"
Cons: "Always a problem with these guys"
Cons: "Pathetic airline service especially towards senior citizens.. One of the worst airline.. Poor baggage tracking system and Etihad staff lacks knowledge about their own airline.."
Pros: "Staff was pleasant"
Pros: "On time arrival despite two issues at the departure gate"
Pros: "Prompt boarding, checked our carryons for free"
Cons: "Air up too high like a refrigerator"
Cons: "Horrible they transfer my bag to a different airport"
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "Social distancing was enforced and I was able to have a whole row to myself on both flights."
Cons: "Cleanliness on my return flight could have been better. Flight attendants weren’t coming around picking up trash as much as the first flight"
Cons: "Not enough room"
Pros: "did not take this flight - had to rebook straight to boston because of delays"
Pros: "Everything fine"
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "Every thing fine"
Cons: "No complaints"
Cons: "Literally lazy United Airlines caused this entire trip to be 3.5 hours late. Rote incompetence from UA. And they were rude about it too."
Pros: "Flight was cancelled and we missed our connecting flight to Milan"
Cons: "Make sure there is a regular maintenance schedule"
Pros: "Crew was great."
Cons: "The tv on my red eye was not working and the light kept me up."
Pros: "The premium plus seats are quite nice! Excellent movie selection too."
Pros: "Crew seemed experienced and professional."
Cons: "Aisle seats have smaller under-the-seat storage space than other seats. The transition from a First Class to Economy was abrupt and kinda depressing."
Cons: "United flight delayed and caused me to have to change my connecting fight. Then that flight was delayed causing an extremely late arrival into Ithaca. Last time I flew United I said NEVER again. After this last delay, I will NEVER fly United again!"
Pros: "Seat was comfortable"
Cons: "Food was abominable. Service was someone just doing their job"
Pros: "Staff was nice."
Pros: "Crew was friendly and efficient."
Pros: "Great flight"
Cons: "All good"
Cons: "United once again shows it’s disdain for customer service and any sort of quality in their product. I don’t think I’ve had flight attendants who were less caring of providing anything more than what David Spade and Chris Farley provided in Black Sheep - “show em an instructional video and throw a bag of peanuts at em and we’ll be there in no time”. United is quickly becoming the - even more so underwhelming - Greyhound of the skies"
Pros: "The TV shows and movie collection is good."
Cons: "Horrible food, no complimentary drinks on economy plus seats. UNITED lost my luggage again (2nd time this year)."
Cons: "Wifi costs $20 and didn't work - it took over 20 minutes to load a single web page"
Cons: "WiFi was broken for much of flight Delayed an hour leading which destroyed many connections; no accommodations made on the arriving end"
Pros: "Crew good kept us moving"
Cons: "No movie"
Pros: "Non stop flight. Nice clean seats. Decent entertainment system."
Cons: "Flying economy sucks. Economy plus helps a little. Plane is packed. No room to move. Food is unhealthy. No room to work. United is no worse than the other carriers in economy class."
Pros: "Nice recline, Nice 777-200."
Pros: "Great flight"
Cons: "No food lol"
Pros: "Like the free snacks while we waited 2 hours to board."
Cons: "Did not like waiting 2 hours to board."
Pros: "Caught all my flights on time everything went smooth."
Cons: "Very happy"
Pros: "Polite attitude"
Cons: "In flight temperature was surprisingly warm, that's extremely uncomfortable for customers in such a small and crampt space. The almost 600 ticket price does not even include the first luggage of 50 lb is sad, especially regardless for customers who could prove to have travelled internationally but had to take domestic flight separately"
Cons: "Delays with no explanations."
Pros: "Todo, menos la demora. 8 horas sentada y mi espalda sufrió. Lo demás excelente."
Pros: "TV with good documentaries"
Cons: "Brand new plane with technical problems; we had to sit on tarmac for an hour and then all deplane, wait another hour, then still delays after re boarding. Landing late at night in Newark makes train connections to NYC a great hassle."
Pros: "I liked the entertainment to make the flight go by quicker and the comfortability of the seats."
Cons: "There was nothing I didn't like."
Pros: "The price of the ticket"
Cons: "We where late and also the seats are too straight, is difficult to rest."
Cons: "Same as above."
Pros: "Food selection was great, entertainment to choose from was also pretty good"
Cons: "Flight delays"
Pros: "Service on board and at the gate was wonderful. Crew was great. United's entertainment options are the best."
Cons: "Delay of over four hours due to two maintenance problems on two different jets. Customer service did not seem fully informed of the problem and there was a lot of confusion among the passengers. Communication could have been clearer."
Pros: "Price though in future I will pay more to avoid United."
Cons: "My son was flying and arrived at airport without enough money to pay for his checked bag. I offered to pay by credit card but they refused to even talk to me. No one offered any suggestions and they were rude and uncaring. It's appalling to see people act that way. You will never get another dime of my money."
Pros: "Free new release movies available for free. Pretty good for a domestic flight. Lots of choices to choose from. Staffs were friendly, helpful, and attentive."
Cons: "No spaces left for carry-on luggage, even if I was able to put mine away. I felt bad for those after me."
Pros: "Updated plane, free movies"
Cons: "Only 1 little snack for 8-10 hour flight"
Cons: "Horrible service and attitude. United is a nightmare."
Cons: "Unfriendly staff"
Pros: "It was lit and cozy"
Cons: "It was delayed 3 hours"
Pros: "Staff, pillow, blanket, boarding ease"
Cons: "Only 2 bathrooms for the entire economy section. Lots of people standing in the aisle waiting the entire flight. Definitely not adequate for such a long flight. Arrived late(which was fine on making my connection) but my bag did not make the connecting flight, while my traveling my companions did."
Pros: "Friendly staff, great service."
Cons: "The boarding for handicap is not good,should be the first one on the plane.."
Cons: "Flight was delayed by 4 hours."
Cons: "Seating was awful. I reserved a seat in advance & it wasn't there when I checked in."
Cons: "slow departure no A/C on the plane for an hour wifi broken"
Pros: "I love that I got to pick what I watched for free, the crew was very nice and attentive. Our flight experienced some turbulence due to a storm near by but the pilot did a great job at flighting us in quick and efficiently, the plane landed 20mins early!"
Cons: "Everything was good."
Airlines flying from San Francisco to New York have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from San Francisco to New York
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from San Francisco to New York
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Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from San Francisco to New York
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from San Francisco to New York
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