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May

Cheapest flight

$42

Average price round-trip

$203

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$147

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$74
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  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $74 or less one-way and $147 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from San Francisco to John Wayne (Santa Ana) was found 71 days before departure, on average.
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  • On average*, there is no price difference when choosing to fly in the morning or the evening on this flight route.
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has four terminals: 1, 2, 3, and the International Terminal. The terminals are interconnected by walkways and an AirTrain that runes every 10-15min.
  • Do you get nervous before your flight? Don’t worry, the SFO Wag Brigade is here for you. The Wag Brigade is a group of trained therapy dogs that give free hugs and licks to tensed passengers to de-stress them. The dogs are in each terminal and have vests that read “Pet Me.”
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  • On average, around 521 kg of carbon is emitted on flights from San Francisco to Santa Ana/Orange County. However, you can fly more sustainably with United Airlines. United Airlines has a flight that emits 73% less carbon per passenger on this route.
  • If your pet travels through SFO, the airport has provided several relief areas to accommodate them. You’ll find pet relief areas in Courtyards 4, 3, and 2, near Gates CB6, C5-C7, F11, and in the International Terminal A, airside.
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Top 4 airlines serving San Francisco to Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty

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8.3
Alaska AirlinesOverall score based on 31744 reviews
8.5Boarding
8.2Comfort
8.8Crew
7.8Entertainment
7.8Food
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Very quick drinks//snacks arrived; allowed to depart at one’s own pace; comfy flight overall. Capt. gave times of arrival, landing & other good info :)

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Very quick drinks//snacks arrived; allowed to depart at one’s own pace; comfy flight overall. Capt. gave times of arrival, landing & other good info :)

Pros: "boarding was seamless and no hassles"
Cons: "the flight attendants were not as warm as they could be... one was rather sarcastic in her comments to passengers"
Pros: "Seat comfortable. Appreciated the amount of space beneath seat in front of me. Made storing my personal item easy and I had enough leg rpm; didn’t feel cramped. Crew was. Professional and informative."
Pros: "Crew was great, the flight was good. Food is good but expensive."
Cons: "Free or inexpensive food options would be nice. I also prefer when the screens are in the back of the seat and I don't have to stream on my phone or pay high prices to use data."
Pros: "Makeup was on point!"
Pros: "Crew were are polite and had warm hospitality."
Pros: "Great crew, nice service, comfortable."
Cons: "Nothing. Loved it."
Pros: "Seat was good. Crew Service also was good"
Cons: "Didn’t like sitting on tarmac for 40 minutes after arriving. Got very warm and uncomfortable to breathe"
Cons: "It seemed as if the pilot didn’t know what he was doing Made us vomit"
Pros: "The cookies are delicious."
Cons: "The flight was tumultuous and the landing was rattling."
Cons: "I was not notified that my card was declined and this caused a ton of delays"
Cons: "It is much better now"
Pros: "It much"
Cons: "It was so bumpy No air circulation Smelled It made me sick"
Cons: "No problems at all but flight was rerouted to San Jose"
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."
Cons: "Could have been on time"
Cons: "N/a"
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: "Half of the flight was empty. I asked of I could move to the row behind. I was told that was premium seating and I didn’t pay for that. I didn’t appreciate being addressed like that. And did ot really matter when nonoe is sitting there or plenty of other seats."
Cons: "She could have just let me sit there. I should have been told that the seat didn’t recline when the ticket was pirchase."
Pros: "Crew was very friendly"
Pros: "I always enjoy Alaska but this was another level. I was horribly late and still processing at security with 10mins until take off and the guy at the gate called me to see where I was - gave me mins to make it - which I did - just.. I was traveling to San Diego to meet my family for the weekend - I would’ve been in severe trouble had I missed the flight. Thanks Alaska!!"
Pros: "Seats were decently comfy. Good entertainment selection."
Cons: "Delayed almost 2 hours"
Pros: "Inexpensive flight on an expensive weekend, but staff is really nice."
Cons: "The flight is always a little delayed (30-45 min) because of how far plane is from the gate"
Pros: "Smaller plane so the two seats on each side provide more room. Very comfortable."
Cons: "This is my second Alaska flight at this time. Both times it was late for departure and it’s the first flight of the day!! Once was a break failure light (understandable) and today was a manifest issue...how do you lose a passenger from scanning in to boarding (30 minute) delay!"
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: "- Good service once we were on the plane - Free wifi for texting - Inexpensive since Southwest got more pricey"
Cons: "- Flight was an hour late - instead of being honest about the delay it was like "Just another 15 min... we'll be ready to board shortly..." - The gate was SO FAR from the plane. We were in the shuttle bus for like, 10 minutes. WTF?"
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: "TSA pre-cleared me so I didn't even have to take off my shoes and there wad no one else in line in front of me. Alaska Airlines has comfortable seats with lots of leg room. We didn't get fed but there were many choices of movies and t.v. shows to watch."
Pros: "Flight attendants were very nice and helpful."
Cons: "Our seats did not recline - this was a red-eye flight so not seats that do not recline is a problem. The plane was very cold and we kept our jackets on but it was still too cold. The flight attendant said it was warmer in the center of the plane. That's great for them but didn't help us since we were not seated in the middle."
Pros: "Crew was great, dealt with angry customers on delays well"
Cons: "The flight was delayed over an hour due to booking too many on the same gate. And late planes"
Cons: "If there was a less than one star that is what they deserve. SFO flight was late. They gave away my seat on my connection to Kalispell. They basically blamed me for being late and not being there on time. Two others from my flight were allowed to make the connection but told me that they gave my seat away because I was late. We all showed up at the same time from the late flight. I talked to 3 people including customer service and did not get a single “I’m Sorry”. Do they not communicate with each other when a flight is late and they have passengers for connections running late? They told me they don’t talk. The best they can do is put me standby for 9:30 flight and if I cannot get on that flight I have to wait until morning. My daughter is in a competition tomorrow morning and thanks to Alaska Airlines I’m going to miss it. I’m sitting here writing this review, paying for a dinner I should not be paying for and probably searching out a hotel room until morning when I can catch a flight. Unbelievable the lack of empathy."
Pros: "Quick flight Good selection of entertainment Being able to text your friends is really nice"
Cons: "Waited for an HOUR in the plane for some paperwork. First we waited like 15 min for the first set, but it was the wrong one (missing some key verbiage?) so we had to wait EVEN LONGER for the correct paper to show up. Get your damn act together, Alaska. Luckily we had some tailwind so we only arrived 20 minutes late... BUT STILL."
Pros: "The mood lighting on the plane."
Cons: "Not applicable; everything about this flight was great!"
Pros: "Marissa was fantastic..! Great everything..!"
Pros: "Like having movies to watch."
Pros: "Leg space. Free WiFi for t mobile customers."
Pros: "Alaska is great as always and try to fly with them when traveling!"
Cons: "Having to pay for own transportation and time to San Jose when flight was supposed to be out of San Francisco."
Pros: "Clean jet, friendly crew"
Pros: "Pleasant crew"
Pros: "Clean new planes. Good service."
Pros: "A row of seats all to myself. On time departure and arrival. Smooth flight. Super polite and friendly crew."
Cons: "If I have to pick something, maybe the chatty woman behind me but that's not the Airlines fault."
Pros: "The service was fine."
Cons: "On the airline website it said that flights to OC flew out of the international terminal but they don't. Then the flight took off 1/2 hour late at least."
Cons: "It's confusing that SFO to SNA is in international. I almost missed my flight after running to the air train in a mad dash after going through security in domestic Alaska. Stressful..."
Pros: "Real tray tables! A magazine! Power jacks!"
Cons: "Waiting for a gate agent so they could open the door in Seattle."
Pros: "on time"
Cons: "preferred a friendlier cabin staff, lousy in flight magazine, rushed service, good for airline cost wise, but will choose another carrier when flying to the Evergreen state ... Yes i will pay more for more, when flying we have a choices, you will NOT be mine $"
Cons: "Waiting in front of the gate for one and a half our after the initial boarding time in uncertainty. If the flight is delayed please tell us in advance, not let us hover around the boarding gate waiting and waiting."
Cons: "Our flight was delayed by an hour due to maintenance. We finally boarded with good news that it would take us just an hour and twenty five minutes from SFO to SEA. But then there was another delay on the strip for an hour. Then the off boarding process was extremely slow as well. Was just felt like a very long night."
Pros: "There was a huge delay due to weather. The plane didn't take off until almost 2am, however the crew kept everyone up to date and did everything they could. Upon arrival I had an apology email from Alaska with a discount, this amazed me as usually airlines don't offer you anything when the delay isn't "mechanical", and even then you usually have to complain. I felt this made Alaska's customer service memorable as they went above and beyond."
Cons: "The seats were small and cramped."
Cons: "I got the whole row to myself!"
Pros: "This was the least comfortable seating experience I have ever had. The legroom was tight and the seat was very uncomfortable."
Cons: "Humor doesn't cover the corporate decision to operate a cattle-car."
Cons: "Depart close to scheduled time"
Cons: "There was a plane at our gate, so we had to wait on the tarmac 5-10 minutes until the gate was free. A ready gate would’ve made my experience perfect."
Cons: "There was a 30min delay loading luggage"
Cons: "The Southwest counter agents at SFO did not help my senior citizen parents get on a flight they were running up the clock against. They could've had a handler to help those especially during the busy holiday season. As a consequence they missed their flight and had to wait a day because they were told they couldn't board even with 40 minutes to spare."
Pros: "Crew was friendly."
Cons: "None"
Cons: "Boarding process (seat selection) is slow"
Pros: "Crew"
Cons: "No drink services offered due to turbulence."
Pros: "Well oiled machine"
Cons: "Better food choices. Couldn’t even purchase anything better."
Pros: "No complaints....smooth as can be"
Cons: "Many passengers used their cells throughput the flight"
Pros: "The crew"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Price"
Cons: "Sooo tired of the delays and dirty terminals."
Pros: "Southwest is really the worst about delay announcements, told us on time until 20 minutes after flight time"
Pros: "Seat are OK. Crew are absolute useless and unapologetic."
Cons: "Better training to crew on ethics, communication. The crew must be subjected to test their racial tendencies."
Cons: "Internet didn’t work"
Cons: "the original flight was cancelled. the replacement flight was delayed. then we sat on the runway with no updates for almost 40 minutes. and we landed a half hour after the predicted landing time of 115p with no announcements to keep us updated. the woman next to me was stressing because of a connect"
Cons: "The delayed is not fun"
Pros: "Everyone was very friendly."
Pros: "Their sense of humor and safety first."
Cons: "My suitcase was soaked like it had been left out in the rain but my other one was dry. Delayed due to mechanical error for three hours then had to taxi back to gate for weather advisory. I was so tired that I couldn’t relax."
Pros: "Assistant at check in!!"
Pros: "great crew smooth ride"
Cons: "slight delay in takeoff"
Cons: "Our flight was cancelled and we had to wait 8 hours to get another flight"
Pros: "Comfy pre-next gen seats. WiFi did not work on this plane. Low clouds at SFO = 2 hour delay."
Cons: "Comfort. Wish more leg space"
Pros: "Quick, friendly, easy boarding, not a full flight, no turbulence, touch down was smooth and quick to the gate."
Pros: "Very good"
Cons: "Everything was excellent"
Pros: "Staff were friendly and accommodating with the short flight. They were also efficient in getting everyone on the plane."
Cons: "When a plane is on time but waiting for another plane to leave the gate that is late. As to not delay the next flight you may want to change Gates of that on time flight. Flight was also uncomfortably warm."
Pros: "Flight was expedient (we landed early), crew was friendly, bags of peanuts, the captain on the second flight was funny and enjoyable after a long day of traveling."
Cons: "It's been a while since I flew Southwest, I had forgotten how cramped their seating was (I'm 6'1"), how they don't do assigned seating, which would be fine if I was flying alone, but it created a headache in flying with my wife (who stresses about those sort of things) and a child in a leg cast. The first flight was also extremely bumpy in the first 5 minutes. I've been flying for about 32 years now and never had any worry about planes, but I remember getting nervous for that first 5 minutes (though, that was the second flight I've taken with my family, so I may have been a bit more critical for that factor alone). After that though, it was fine, but there was never an announcement about turbulence or something to ease my worries, so I guess I was a bit nervous."
Pros: "The flight was delayed due to a problem on the jetway. We still got there on time. The landing was a bit bumpy, but otherwise good flight."
Pros: "Clean comfortable aircraft."
Pros: "Quick boarding process"
Cons: "Not very spacious"
Pros: "The price. Burbank airport."
Cons: "Flight was delayed 1 & 1/2 Hours going and 45 minutes coming back."
Cons: "Jetway issues at SFO. Arrived almost an hour late to LAX. Staff didn’t bother saying anything until we were 22 minutes past boarding time."
Pros: "efficient onboard service"
Cons: "super late, waited on the runway"
Pros: "Smooth flight"
Cons: "They didn’t notify us that our flight was delayed or when we would arrive"
Pros: "The crew is always great with the exception of a few patronizing and over zealous counter girls on a power Trip."
Cons: "Why so many delays?! It's insane that in the 4 flights I've taken in the last month, 3 have left me delayed for more than an hour. Additionally there is no stated reason for the delay. The fact that you don't tell us why the flight is delayed makes me think it's poor planning and scheduling on the part of Southwest. Although, yes you have some cheap fares, most of the time you are not the cheapest."
Cons: "Stewardesses were not friendly. I had to request several times juice to drink as they missed serving my row and the one in front of me."
Cons: "Left late"
Pros: "Safe and timely"
Cons: "Took long time for takeoff"
Pros: "Organized boarding, left on time."
Cons: "Tv station selection isn't varied."
Pros: "Boarding was prompt and the staff at the gate and thwas flight crew were friendly and helpful."
Cons: "My flight was delayed an hour, which seems to be par for rhthe course for Southwest at SFO recently."
Pros: "A bit more room than i anticipated I am 360 pounds and planes are NOT designed with me in mi d"
Pros: "- Price - Southwest crew is always friendly and fun - Seats are comfy, and you get a free drink + snackies"
Cons: "- My particular flight was delayed 40 minutes because two passengers got on the wrong plane. One plane going to OC, one to LA, and each plane had a passenger for the opposite destination. I don't know how it happened, but basically, two planes had to go back to the gate to switch one passenger in each plane, and then RE-DO all the safety announcements etc. I guess it is protocol, but it was really annoying."
Pros: "great staff! Great flight!!"
Pros: "Super fast and efficient. They were very kind to a handicap woman in a wheelchair too which always makes me happy:)"
Cons: "Nothing"
Cons: "Flight cancelled"
Pros: "apple juice for the kids"
Cons: "on a clear day from SFO, was delayed about 90 min. They said we're down to one runway with in and out flights."
Cons: "The flight was delayed and I had to wait for hours at the airport."
Pros: "Friendly communicative crew."
Cons: "Everybody hates peanuts. Please consider providing outlets at the seats so we can charge our devices, and little tvs on the backs of the seats. As-is, $8 for internet on a short flight is dumb and my phone can't last very long playing media anyways."

This is a short flight, just about an hour. Drinks were served (with time for a refill) and snacks. Good choice of entertainment to watch. Excellent pilot and really friendly, helpful and attentive staff. Overall, a great experience!

Due to duration of flight there was only beverage service. Flight was delayed but arrived on time

Packed old plane .. but it got us here!

Pros: "Free snack and drink"
Cons: "Complicated check in process for basic economy. Sat on tarmac for 30 min for gate to open up. Crew was not knowledgeable. No food, no WiFi."
Pros: "Everything was great"
Cons: "Roomier seats"
Pros: "I eventually got to San Francisco. I missed my flight to Lihue and had to stay in the airport all night."
Cons: "I eventually got to San Francisco. I missed my flight to Lihue and had to stay in the airport all night."
Pros: "Wifi is expensive but at least it was available."
Cons: "Seats are uncomfortable."
Pros: "A quick flight between the two cities."
Cons: "After we all boarded the plane, there was an issue to be resolved. This meant we were stuck on the plane, mostly in our seats, for an hour before we took off. This meant there were numerous people on our flight who either missed or had to run to their next flights."
Pros: "The crew was wonderful"
Cons: "My flight was severely delayed."
Pros: "Crew were very hospitable. Seating and take off moved at a good pace"
Cons: "Entertainment was limited. Smaller plane / less space"
Cons: "0 space felt like two people were sitting on top of me the entire flight. Seats are so small. No room to even put my arms at my side. I'm 5'9 and my knees were scraping the seat in front of me. Uncomfortable the entire flight. only nice part of the flight was the captain and crew."
Cons: "Getting to San Francisco flight was canceled, make a line for 3.30 hours to let us know what they were going to do with us, they give the place to go at 3 a.m with not directions were to take a bus , later someone come and told us the bus stop running at that time and I have to go upstairs to take a taxi, I was alone and not use to be alone at that time never in my live I had to pretend I was afraid. Of course the hotel only take you until 12pm so I spend so many hours in the airport waiting for re ticketing they told us to be at 6pm we wait and I got my ticket leaving at 9.45pm but the crew come one hour and half late. From Panama to Lima flight was late . I had a conference very important to be Saturday morning, I lost my investment and relationships with the company I was going to start a business there excuse was they couldn’t relay on my punctuality, honestly. I got there more than a day and half LATE. If you ask me how was my trip I will tell you horrible and I can’t recommend anybody, this company doesn’t have any personality at all"
Cons: "Cold, not enough space for carry on"
Pros: "The crew was helpful"
Cons: "United Arlines has a lot of room to improve. It’s clearly just in it to make money and doesn’t care about the individual customer"
Pros: "Service Cleanliness Food Entertainment Boarding"
Cons: "Length of Flight"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Pilot need to improve on communication skill, use better judgement when storm or other situations arise don't boarded the plane and let customers. Wait for 2hrs then turn back to the gate, I don't know what are the protocol, but letting cust. waiting in the plane on the tarmac for 2hrs that's unacceptable. Thank you"
Pros: "I had window seat"
Cons: "An extra agent who was rude was having passengers check size of their bags and we had to check our carry on that we had fit above on previous 3 flights. Her statement to us was : “If you don’t like it we’ll have you checked on to another flight tomorrow morning”. She seemed to stop passengers she could intimidate, I’m not used to being treated rudely by service providers! I’m sure they wanted to reduce the passenger loading time, but rudeness is not acceptable!"
Cons: "The flight had delayed almost 3 hours"
Pros: "This was the final leg of our Toronto to Orange County trip. It was 1 ½ hours. We got on fast and took off on time. I slept through most of it..."
Cons: "As we have learned, airlines, like banks, have figured out how to make more money (even though fuel prices have dropped) fees, fees and more fees and less, less, less services..."
Pros: "Good"
Pros: "Boarding Crew Leg room Entertainment"
Cons: "Snacks"
Pros: "Quick, smooth"
Pros: "No delays. No problems"
Cons: "There should be more free food."
Cons: "Other than sitting in the airport for 4 hour and changing to 3 different gate and not getting in till 7:30. Need I say more"
Pros: "American Airlines"
Cons: "Dear United Airlines, It is my dearest wish that reading the following inflicts upon you at least a fraction of the stress, frustration, and pain that I have been through traveling with you today- you absolutely abhorrent excuse for a company. Due to your incomparable incompetence my arrival was inexcusably delayed almost 12 hours. An account follows: For a company who's customer service is already hanging by a very thin thread you would think that you would be doing everything to make your flights as smooth and pleasant as possible. Shall I elaborate on the utter frustration and boredom of being trapped in the San Francisco airport facing not one, not two, but what became SEVEN delays? Delays that have been caused by runway maintenance- a condition which someone in your company would have known about well before I got to the airport and that you simply did not plan for. A almost FOUR HOUR delay that could have been easily avoided if you just had things together and scheduled your planes around the affected runways. And let's not forget the additional delay caused when your flight crew simply couldn't be found to come to the gate so we could start getting underway! But no, I think the absolutely outstanding quintessential experience that defines flying with United airlines is this: After the above delays myself and my fellow passengers were finally able to board our flight- only to be told by the captain that there would be another brief delay while we waited for ANOTHER crew member because one of the pilots was near the end of their union hours. We sit on the plane stuck for another 20 minuets or so, only to be told they can't find anyone, and can we please get off the plane because our WHOLE FLIGHT is CANCELED. The kiosk I get to try and fix this is uncrowded but understaffed and run by clearly undertrained employees. The ones I'm dealing with keep having to ask each other for help, and give advice/plans that contradict one another. One of theme even takes what seems to be a personal call while 'assisting' me. When I finally get ahold of a supervisor I have to plead to get the next flight out of this godforsaken place, which I am reluctantly given as its with one of your competitors. Talking with other customer and airport staff is sounds very much like you are delaying/canceling flights for your own personal gain or at least not correcting flights around the situation to squeeze more money from the situation) it becomes quite clear that you are not only still incapable of accepting any real measure of accountability but entirely disgracefully unorganized.  Almost 12 hours later I do finally make it home- thanks to American Airlines.  Only to have the utter displeasure of one last interaction with United wherein when I pick up my bag your employees insist that I was delayed due to the weather and it wasn't your fault. It was entirely absolutely your fault."
Pros: "Eventually got home safe and sound."
Cons: "Delayed after boarding because of a technical issue and then after waiting over an hour we had to deplane and board another plane in a different terminal. That was a bummer"
Cons: "Too many seats too close together. The entire trip was too hot and stuffy. The flight attendants showed minimal care about the uncomfortable hot and stuffy environment."
Pros: "perfect"
Cons: "thank you"
Pros: "I really love the customer service of wheel chair for my mom , he was super nice , could not believe that he took care of my mom untile her seat , amazing . His name was Brooks Vestal , I will never forget this flight"
Pros: "Stewardesses were nice"
Cons: "Captain did not show. Had to wait 45 minutes for a new crew!"
Pros: "Ditto"
Cons: "Flight was cancelled a few minutes before boarding announcement. All indication prior to that was flight was on schedule. Wasted 4 hours after struggling to get another flight."
Pros: "Easy quick boarding - attendants seemed to watch and keep the misc items from going into the overhead."
Cons: "Being woken up to see if I wanted water or food"
Pros: "On time, new plane."
Pros: "The flight attendant was very friendly"
Cons: "Since I could not check in the day before I was not able to change my seat. The gate agent was not helpful"
Pros: "okay"
Cons: "okay because it was short"
Cons: "Sat on the plane for over an hour at the gate. Then it took another 30 minutes to taxi and take off. No food, drinks or restroom b"
Pros: "Crew was friendly."
Cons: "2 hour plus delay. After we boarded an additional delay due to maintenance paperwork. I missed part of a work meeting because of this."
Cons: "Other than the flight being delayed it was a good flight"
Cons: "Delayed flight. Delayed luggage"
Cons: "Late, waited for a plane while numerous flights to Ontario and Sacramento came and went. Unacceptable."
Pros: "I missed my flight and the front counter was very, very cheerful at 8pm and helpful. I was able to get on the last flight. There was no food or entertainment, but it's a short flight. I didn't really mind. Just happy to go home in comfort with my upgraded exit aisle seat and no one next to me."
Cons: "Nothing."
Cons: "My flight was late causing me to miss my connecting flight. Having to spent the night here at the airport. I'm still here waiting. I was rebooked on a 11:55am flight for this morning 7/19/16. Very disappointed."
Pros: "The seat next to me was empty"
Cons: "I landed at Houston at 2am and there was no food options open or comfortable sleeping locations fo Try to rest"
Pros: "Took off early!"
Cons: "One stuartist was very frank and unwelcoming."
Pros: "Great entertainment. Most of crew was very nice."
Cons: "Computer problem delay. Then someone closed the door improperly, so back to the gate. Then we needed more fuel. Then we had to wait for "paperwork". Took off 2 hours late all of which was spent sitting on the plane."
Pros: "Friendly crew, boarding was pretty efficient"
Cons: "No complimentary snacks on the flight from Austin to Los Angelss. Entertainment was non existent unless you paid for wifi, even then you can't stream videos and no TVs at all"
Pros: "Boarding was easy, crew were friendly and a smooth sailing flight."
Pros: "did not enjoy my flight whatsoever."
Cons: "they had to change me and about 10 other peoples flights because of the delays from "cloud cover" (what the hell?? terrible excuse) then the attendant LIED to me about where my bag would go. i missed my flight because of this, had to get re routed to san diego over 2 hours from my house, and my bag was sent to john wayne so i had to drive ANOTHER hour ans a half in traffic out of my way all because that illiterate moron of a flight attendant didn't know how to communicate with her coworkers about where our bags would be or how we could get them. absolutely never flying united again. horrible. what an awful day. they DO NOT deserve my hard-earned money, and the people deserve to know how truly crappy their service is."
Pros: "The flight was cheap and no real issues with it. I'm just looking for a cheap flight and no bags lost/delayed and I think Frontier is great! 10/10! :-)"
Cons: "Gummi Bears were out of stock on the plane but no big deal since I bought almond M&M's instead. There isn't too much leg room I guess and no TV or radio but considering the price is cheap that is to be expected. 10/10! :-)"
Cons: "Flight was delayed by almost two hours so I missed the flight from Denver to Charlotte. Because of the way this flight was sold to us and booked through Kiwi.com, there was nothing that could be done to get me on another flight. The only option was to wait for a Frontier flight which wasn't available until Monday morning. I had to book another flight on a different airline at a cost of $600."
Cons: "Negative leg room, Hugh bag fees that were not stated in the original purchase"
Pros: "The plane did not crash."
Cons: "Aside from a 3 hour delay that made me miss my appointment for the day, *all* available seats are premium seats with a charge assigned if you choose one. But they magically get you one for free if you don't select one. The seats are TERRIBLE - uncomfortable and don't recline. They charge for a carry-on. Don't fly Frontier if you can afford any other choices. Even water or soda is $3."
Pros: "It was a direct flight and the flight was on time."
Cons: "the baggage fees were outrageous and made this trip much more expensive than if I had gone with a better airline. There is no wifi on the plane and while you can buy everything else, there is no option to buy wifi which is the one thing I would have paid for. The staff was unfriendly at best and one was very rude and frantic. I will not be flying this airlines again!"
Pros: "Air hosts and hostesses"
Cons: "Need more leg space"
Pros: "Non stop flight, friendly staff"
Cons: "Checked baggage fee $38 each way, checked carry on fee $30 each way, pay for your seat fee no matter where you sit. BS! These are hidden costs you see after you book the flight. You can cancel within 24 hours, but, that’s a headache after you’ve already planned. No worries Frontier. I will be avoiding you at all costs for future travel. Why not just include the costs up front?"
Cons: "Flight was delayed 6 hrs while other flights to Denver kept taking off"
Pros: "2 hour delay"
Cons: "Long wait"
Pros: "Nithing"
Cons: "Rude attendants, filthy plane, charged for soda and ice water.. Will not fly this airline again"
Pros: "Quick boarding / deplaning"
Cons: "You have to PAY for a CARRY ON. That's just deceptive so I recommend doing the math when you book your next flight and go for other airlines even if their price is slightly higher than Frontier."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Bad experience!!!!!"
Cons: "The flight was delayed and we got a notification from google, but when we called Frontier, they said it was on time. And when we reached the airport they said, its been delayed. It caused a lot of inconvenience. Very unprofessional."
Pros: "The direct flight"
Cons: "New plane had Uncomfortable seats, ventilation of air flow was poor, no food/beverage service, where you place your head is hard, many announcements during the red eye flight, a lot of turbulence."
Cons: "There was a lot of turbulence at the beginning of the flight. I would have liked it if the pilot let us know about the bumpy ride."
Cons: "You have to pay for hot tea, coffee when every other airline it's complimentary. Along with paying for carry on bags. Ridiculous!"
Cons: "Flight was canceled and they didn't have any more flight Ha for 6 days. So frustrating. Ended up paying $500 for a last minute flight on another airline."
Cons: "The extra charge for a seat is absolutely terrible, or risk not sitting with your travel companion! Also while the airline "alerts" you about the charge a for carry-on bag, I saw no enforcement of that rule and many passengers I spoke with stated they did not pay the extra carry-on baggage fee. The seats were terrible and the tray table was a joke. No complimentary beverages. Awful experience!!!!"
Cons: "On a holiday arrived early to avoid traffic and the bag counter wants open. Had to stand there and wait for service, just to print out tickets. I have always scanned directly from my phone. Huge incovience. Flight attendants served to much alcohol to parents with a three month old. Allowed to much traffic through the cabin."
Pros: "Flight was good and landing smooth."
Cons: "No beverages or snacks were offered. The flight was a late night flight and there was no where refreshments or beverages could be purchased, hence I was forced to fast for 6 hours."
Cons: "if you have to change flight, flight delay etc, frontier does not offer the flight capacity of other airlines, and thus is unreliable as a menas of getting to mostly all destinations they fly to. San Francisco to Chicago, they offer one flight every two days, anything goes wrong you are stuck without a flight"
Pros: "Front tier flight was canceled due to mechanical problems. Our passenger was not rescheduled on another airline, he had to make his own reservations after that. It took him 18 hours to go from Colorado to California"
Cons: "Front tier flight was canceled due to mechanical problems. Our passenger was not rescheduled on another airline, he had to make his own reservations after that. It took him 18 hours to go from Colorado to California"
Pros: "Literally. Nothing. Showing up at my destination alive, I guess."
Cons: "2 hour delay, then a three hour delay bc of weather. Another 45 minutes taxi-ing, then back at the gate because a passenger had to be escorted off because he didn't have a boarding pass. We were rushed to board he flight in the first place before the flight crew timed out; we finally took off at 2am with exhausted pilots which was terrifying. Also frontier charges for all bags and all seats, instead of including it in their base fee. Plane is tigjt and uncomfortable, no on board entertainment and seats don't recline. Most passengers were drunk and rowdy after long wait at the airport, and a man was busted for smoking weed in the bathroom. And someone else sat in my seat. THE WORST FLIGHT EXPERIENCE I HAVE EVER HAD--an all around disaster."
Cons: "The plane looked old (chipped paint, outdated upholstery). Seats did not recline. Had to pay for all baggage, carry-ons and drinks/food: this greatly increased the price of what we originally thought was a good deal on our flight."
Pros: "The flight arrived 40 minutes early."
Cons: "I paid $40 for a carry on. The plane was not pressurized, I've never had my ears hurt to bad on a plane."
Cons: "I left a bag in the airport, and they did not issue a guest pass to help me retrieve it. While the police and other flight agencies they should issue it. The person at the counter was indifferent, and lazy."
Pros: "Leg room that I paid extra for"
Cons: "Staff very rude, continuously asked if the passengers next to me spoke English even though they obviously did, very uncomfortable chairs"
Pros: "Clean airplane"
Cons: "Impossible to fit through your aisle to get to main aisle if someone's seat is reclined. I literally had to crawl over the people in the middle and aisle seats because I could y walk in front of them without basically being in their laps. The biggest thing, ITS ALWAYS A DELAYED FLIGHT. I have flown frontier San Diego to Denver and OC to Denver probably over 100 times. I have ALWAYS had a delayed flight do to nothing but poor planning by frontier. It's never weather, 85: never a plane malfunction, just delayed for whatever reasons. It's pretty irritating after years of flying your airline, that you can pretty much always gaurentee a delayed flight."
Pros: "Polite and efficient"
Cons: "Comfort of seats. Price of ticket and charge for carry on"
Cons: "We sat on the tarmac for about 1.5 hours in Denver before we could leave the plane."
Cons: "Frontier's computers were down for updates at the same time we were trying to board. They could not get us on board, and we have not missed a funeral of one of our closest family members. This is simply unacceptable."
Cons: "Lost luggage, and casually 30-45 minutes late without even updating the flight status"
Cons: "The flight was cancelled. No big deal. It happens. But the the manager at the ticket desk took two hours to figure out a solution. His "solution" was to print out a phone number, hand it out to each of the passengers and then tell them to call because "there was nothing else he could do for us". And then he left to some back office and didn't come back out. The phone number he gave everyone was out of service. I called the regular customer service and asked them to help me rebook a new flight. They refused and said only the employees at the ticket counter could assist. The ticket counter people offered a refund over and over. But why would I want a 100 refund when I needed to book a 3-400 dollar flight to get to my destination. About eight hours, a couple of yelling matches, getting hung up on twice, and several actual tears later, I finally got a flight booked but the earliest flight they could find was 24 hours after my original scheduled arrival time. I'm writing this thirty minutes into my wait for a hotel shuttle. Long story short, I will take a greyhound or catch a cab or walk to my destination before I ever use frontier again"
Pros: "Friendly staff."
Cons: "Got delayed almost one hour. Seats didn't lean back. No snacks included."
Pros: "staff and crew were friendly and communicative."
Cons: "plane was delayed. boarding was weird, but i think maybe just because of construction at the airport."
Cons: "Charged for every additional thing so the cost of the ticket was not true."
Cons: "When did Frontier become a Spirit type of airline where everything is a cost? Even a carry-on bag? Will never fly them again. No reclining seats and what was with the tray? Can it even be called a tray?"
Cons: "Flight left 45 minutes late with no alerts, uncomfortable planes, tray "tables" couldn't hold more than a deck of cards and a small coffee, nickel and dime for everything, no wifi"
Pros: "Efficient boarding, arrived early"
Cons: "Had to pay extra for everything--seats, sodas, bags both carry-on & checked. Seat tray miniscule"
Pros: "???"
Cons: "The seats are like benches. I had to have a body massage as I arrived due to body ache There was no food Paid $40 bucks for my carry on"
Pros: "The crew was friendly and the plane was clean. Seats aren't too bad either."
Cons: "This is the only airline I know of that charges for a carry on bag as well as non-alcoholic beverages. Also, the charging for seats is ridiculous."
Cons: "Hidden seat and carry on fees. Come on now. What is the likely hood someone doesn't have a bag flying 2500 miles. You're going to charge for that in addition to the ticket? Plus, yes plus another charge to select a seat. Super dumb and honestly a bit childish. Put your entire price online and let people pick. Also note zero wifi. I know you're a lower tear airlines but it's 2016! Give the people the all in price and if you won't give them entertainment or wifi make worth their wild. Also note, the tray table was about the size of a tablet, I couldn't even use my computer to do local work during the flight. I appreciate the safe flight but from a high level: 1: make your online prices more transparent. 2: if you're going to be lower tear, make it clear that wifi and infighting entertainment isn't included. People will still choose to fly cheap, but to burry hidden charges is horrible."
Pros: "If Kayak wants to boost its website it should give overall projected costs for flights not just bare bones prices. Frontier is the biggest nickel and diming company since Ryan Air. What a disgusting and dubious way to run a business. Worst experience ever. I have had and continue to have status with at least two of the large carriers, so I have flown a lot. Too bad no one else could provide the direct flight to Cincinnati."
Cons: "If Kayak wants to boost its website it should give overall projected costs for flights not just bare bones prices. Frontier is the biggest nickel and diming company since Ryan Air. What a disgusting and dubious way to run a business. Worst experience ever. I have had and continue to have status with at least two of the large carriers, so I have flown a lot. Too bad no one else could provide the direct flight to Cincinnati."
Cons: "No human should have to endure a flight on this airline that is over two hours. Awful, just awful. Worst seats ever invented."
Cons: "I took off time from work today to catch a 5:25 flight from San Francisco to Denver, arriving at 9:05. It's now 11:55 pm and I am still sitting at gate 21 with a whole bunch of people other waiting for a plane to arrive. My only choices are to wait of this plane to show up, or come back in the morning to take the 5:45am flight. I have business meetings in Denver tomorrow morning. I had a car rented and a hotel reserved. The car rental in Denver closes is 5 minutes. The thing that's the most upsetting is that we keep receiving erroneous information. The original departure time was 5:25. Then we were told 6:00. Then we were told 9:00pm. Then we were told 12:03, Then we were told 12:20. Now we are being told they don't know when the plane will arrive to take us to Denver. I will NEVER fly Frontier again."
Cons: "Since frontier has went cheaper they have become one of the worst airlines. My first flight ran out of water for the bathroom and my second flight we delayed because they had to duct tape the bathroom door back on from the flight before mine."
Pros: "The staff was very helpful, I needed assistance and they were there to take care of my needs."
Cons: "How the airlines charges for everything except water."
Pros: "the flight was cancelled after being delayed for 4 hours. it was delayed because "many passengers booked the flight", and then it was cancelled because the window crack was found. fronter did not partner with other arilines, so the next one was available in 3 days. i had to cancel my whole flight and book last-minute flight with United and left in an hour. I had to pay $1000 extra for this flight. Frontier really ruined my day and my finanicals."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Service, seats, everything...not worth the cheaper price"
Pros: "Landings were very smooth."
Cons: "1. Charged $40 for carry-on (each way) 2. Charged $2 for tea. 3. Charged $20 to choose my seat (each way). 4. Flight was 90 minutes late (on a 2 hour flight), no explanation given. 5. Flight delayed another hour due to mechanical problems, no compensation offered, tea still $2."

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