Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Santa Ana to Nice
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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 17h 00m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($948) and Brussels Airlines ($982)
From Santa Ana to Nice, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Nice back to Santa Ana , the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Thursday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Santa Ana you will be using Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty, often referred to as Santa Ana Airport. You will be landing at Nice Côte d'Azur, also known as Nice Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "The seat was awful. Narrow with little leg room , hard on the backside, minimal recline."
Cons: "See above"
Cons: "Late boarding , late to name the gate"
Pros: "The service, was excellent"
Cons: "Other passengers not respecting the crews instructions....."
Pros: "The crew did their best to maintain morale."
Cons: "Considering this flight was delayed two and three quarters of an hour, and as we remained on board with no refreshments offered except a small glass of water during this time, it was not a pleasant experience."
Pros: "Updates on status via email and sms"
Cons: "Choices not AWS international, too UK centric, Crew was superficial and curt"
Cons: "BA is the worst airline ever I seen in my life. I will never fly with British Airways again! Never!"
Cons: "The Barcelona airport was confusing to navigate. Poor signage. Limited restaurant options, and confusing to find them."
Pros: "Flight crew"
Cons: "Infant ticketing was royally messed up on the was out and back. Ticket booking over phone took two hours. Ticketing at seat took nearly 45 minutes. Absurd waste of time."
Pros: "Nothing, airlines are garbage and getting worse"
Cons: "Ever increasing amount of seats in planes (but planes aren't by getting bigger), less legs space.. and prices going up year over year."
Cons: "Not even a drink of water for free on this flight. You can buy snacks and drinks however. No leg room."
Pros: "The service was above average but not excellent - with a nearly three-hour delay but of no great concern to me."
Cons: "For some reason, my frequent flyer points went to a BA account that was established because I have a previous "Delayed Fight Claim" with BA. I specifically didn't make mention of this account when I set up my account with Expedia because I wanted the points rewarded to my Qantas Account as has my previous BA flights."
Pros: "I managed to get onto an earlier flight than anticipated when my original flight to Milan was canceled. The flight went well and service was certainly completely acceptable. I don't recall many details more than two weeks later."
Cons: "The exit row seat available on the rebooked flight was a middle seat, and I can't really complain since I did get the extra leg room I originally booked. I didn't like the length of time I had to wait at Heathrow, however, due to the canceled flight. It was several hours! My apartment rental landlord and I were both inconvenienced somewhat by the late evening arrival when an early afternoon arrival was initially scheduled."
Cons: "No drink service offered -- crew simply passed by uninterested, and no attempt whatsoever to make any announcements in Spanish -- this on a flight from MAD to LHR. Pitiful."
Pros: "The flight was able to board early and arrive early. Very friendly service, enjoyable flight."
Pros: "British Airways may be one of my favorite companies I've flown so far. Counter check-in and baggage drop off was friendly and efficient, and was absolutely the easiest I've had in my recent two week travels (where I sadly used 5 different airlines for 7 different flights), if not my overall lifetime of traveling abroad. The crew was friendly, helpful and it was easy to ask them questions. For both the price and the ease of service I would absolutely recommend them again to anyone I know."
Cons: "I flew economy, and I truly miss the days where a drink was included in seats for your flight. But that is so common on all flights of late."
Cons: "The crew seemed very stressed about the flight being full and therefore was somewhat curt regarding baggage. Also, again not even a glass of water?"
Cons: "Delayed 1hr after having been rebooked on that flight"
Cons: "Flight was very late. Reason given was a mechanical issue but last minute boarding was people whose flight out of Gatwick was cancelled and they were bussed to Heathrow so I suspect that was the real cause for the delay or at least a part of it"
Cons: "I never actually was able to go because British airways canceled my flight the morning of."
Pros: "On-time/early arrival, relatively communicative staff who also provided timely service. Bags delayed upon final destination."
Cons: "Seating became uncomfortable after so many hours. Boarding times long. Staff was at time over the top with their checks."
Pros: "Nice flight, great service."
Cons: "No complaints."
Pros: "Nice crew, more leg room"
Cons: "Food and even sodas are not free anymore"
Cons: "Food just OK. Entertainment system outdated with very small screen. Return delayed by over an hour."
Cons: "Cancelled the flight with no explanation. This is the second time in a row my return flight to BWI from LHR has been cancelled."
Cons: "The airline overbooked my flight and I nearly wasn't allowed to board."
Pros: "Very good food"
Cons: "Not able to walk about the plane becuase of configuration"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Cramped tiny seat. Price of food & drinks."
Cons: "My wife didn't able to travel. She is on h4 visa and when we tried to checkin at airport staff said she can't travel because she doesn't have valod visa in her passport for us. I tried to explain to staff that her h4 visa is her us visa but didn't accept. I have no problem with uk policy but atleast britiah airways should let is know when we booked ticket that you need visa on your passport. I will never ever travel through british airways."
Pros: "customers were rude and service was average"
Pros: "I always enjoy the BA flights. The crew is always warm and welcoming and they run very efficiently."
Cons: "Plane was still dirty from the previous flight. First time I've every seen that. And there didn't seem to be a soft-drink service - even for a glass of water. All refreshments had to be purchased"
Cons: "The seats on these flights are poor. As well as being narrow, there are bars on either side that dig in to your sides. My ongoing one hour domestic flight had more comfortable seats. Fod choice poor. Chicken Curry or Cheese/Tomato Lasagna. If I want a vegetarian meal I'll order one beforehand. Give me two meat options. This isn't the first time I've noticed this. Is it cost cutting? Seems like it to me. Not impressed."
Pros: "Quick boarding"
Cons: "Disinterested crew; pay for coffee and anything else but don't accept cash or "American" credit cards...tried 2 Visa cards to no avail while crew member said "American" each time...what?"
Cons: "After taking off in San Francisco flight got re-routed to Minneapolis because of a sick passenger on board. Caused me to miss my connection in London and the subsequent flight I was put on because of the delay. Spent 10 hours overnihht at Heathrow in London because British Airways wasn't giving out hotel vouchers just £15 in meal vouchers. Disappointing."
Pros: "The plane was new and everything was up to par."
Cons: "There wasn't anything I didn't like other than flying in coach!"
Cons: "We were not offered water or snacks unless we wanted to purchase, while the "first class" was given free meals and drinks. I was seated next to the curtain and they continually pushed it in to me as they serviced the plane."
Cons: "Flight was late, boarding was confusing. Not even a free glass of water. Really quite mediocre"
Cons: "I did not realize BA was now a no frills airline It's now "low cost service" at regular price"
Cons: "I tired to make an adjustments to my ticket but it's impossible without contacting Yayama. Will never use Yayama again."
Cons: "Food was pathetic. We used to get 2 meals on a transatlantic flight. This time we got a mini marshmallows bar for the second meal and no choice but curry for the first."
Pros: "I realize that you always have to pay for food on short haul flights these days but, considering that, I was pleased with the M&S food offerings. There was enough variety to please our young children, vegetarian and omnivores and the prices were reasonable for airline prices. It came in very handy as it was definitely lunch time."
Cons: "I was surprised to have to pay to reserve a seat on a BA flight beforehand. That's getting to close to Ryanair. Also, the boarding gate at Venice Marco Polo was awful, super overcrowded and confusing. We actually had two different flight lines getting merged. Expect better from BA facilities."
Pros: "The crew etc were all great as usual"
Cons: "On both flights there was limited or no options on sandwiches left and the yogurt in your brochure was available on neither of the flights."
Pros: "Food was great. Service was great"
Cons: "There were these metal boxes in floor and there was no leg room"
Cons: "The plane was too small/old. It was packed to the gills."
Pros: "The service was good. I felt bad for them because of the number of cards they had to process."
Cons: "As of mid-January, any flight less than 5 hours includes no complimentary food or drink. Cash and check are not accepted, and the card processors are slow. This meant the stewards were in the aisle for quite a while dealing with this, and access to the bathrooms was hampered."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "They have completely eliminated complimentary beverage service. Not even a glass of water!"
Pros: "The planes the people were very nice. Everything went smoothly"
Cons: "Horrible connections We were on the southern coast of Spain wanting to go to Southern coast city of Nice France. We had to fly to LONDON then to Nice. It included a 9.5 hour layover on London."
Pros: "no remarks. everything fine for a short flight"
Pros: "Very efficient."
Cons: "Better airflow in cabin, letting you know about meals before getting to plane."
Cons: "This airline is borderline budget airline even in business class."
Pros: "The flight crew were amazing and had lovely gifts for our daughter"
Cons: "the flight was late and no food or drinks were available without paying rather high prices"
Pros: "Seats were comfortable. Entertainment system stopped working part way through"
Cons: "Boarding at Brussels was awful. After arriving from another international city and having to go through security, I was informed , just before boarding that I had to go to a location 20 gates away and wait in a long line for another security sticker. It was very confusing."
Pros: "Brussels Airlines crew"
Pros: "More space that on competitors."
Cons: "The crew was not particularly pleasant to deal with. Also, the seat kept reclining itself without me ever pressing the button. Had to constantly adjust it."
Pros: "The captain was able to make up much of the lost time spent boarding."
Cons: "The crew were 20 minutes late getting to the plane. The seats were also uncomfortable. Thankfully, it was only a 50 minute flight."
Cons: "Water could have been served complementary"
Pros: "There's nothing much to like. You're lucky if you have a nice crew which was the case. It's extremely expensive for a low-cost airline who pretends to be a full service airlines because they have a "business class" cabin. Seats are ok. Same as LH or LX"
Cons: "Be like Swiss or Lufthansa. Charge less and give free water and snacks"
Pros: "Good Staff, Good Service, On Time Departure and Arrival"
Cons: "The ticket price was so expensive"
Cons: "The bags took over 45 minutes to be delivered"
Cons: "There is not much variety of what to watch- movies/tv. For a long flight it is a nightmare"
Cons: "Not particularly airline crew Limited movie choices Chaotic check-in"
Cons: "We got zero offer of beverages during our flight, even a cup of water! Glad we bought our own. It seemed like one of the flight attendants was in a flight with a customer during boarding."
Pros: "Food was good. That is pretty much it. Well, Brussels airport shopping and food was good too."
Cons: "I travel a lot, and I've used many airlines before. This was my first and last time I use Brussels airlines. The cabin crew is not friendly. The entertainment was poor. The checking process was horrible (the airport is not properly designed, managed, poor information systems) I will gladly go through the mad house in Heathrow, or long walks at Schiphol, but not interested in Brussels."
Cons: "They didn't served me food"
Pros: "The flight was pleasant and the crew was friendly and professional. I pre-ordered a special meal, which came with no problems."
Cons: "The boarding process was so disorganized. They called us for boarding but crammed all of us into a waiting area before the boarding door was open. We were all standing in tight conditions for 50 minutes before we were let through and ended up taking off late. They later made an announcement on the plane that this was due to a problem with the airline's cleaning crew."
Cons: "My husband was rerouted through London because they said he didn't have an ETA to go through Canada. But he does have one. We have the number and Brussels Air was the one that got it for him on his outgoing trip! When I called the airline to get his route details they said he does have one and they saw that he did. So what's up Brussels Air staff? We hope you will offer some recompense for the error and the trouble."
Pros: "Ease of boarding, reasonably comfortable seats on a short flight."
Cons: "No liquids (soda, coffee, water) offered."
Cons: "The service and constant mistakes on rebooking a cancelled flight that ended in more than 6 hours delays and luggage lost"
Cons: "No service - not even a glass of water!"
Pros: "Everything was generally good. Food was slightly below average."
Cons: "Neither the JFK counter agents nor the flight attendants knew if I could transition in Brussels onto Bulgaria Air without exiting and re-entering. In fact, it is a simple process in the Brussels Airport transition zone, with the friendly help of Bulgaria Air agents. Breakfast is a box of sugar: shrink wrapped muffin, Toblerone bar, orange juice. These are all sugar delivery systems."
Cons: "My luggage was lost and still haven't received it. Very disappointed in the service."
Pros: "We are not frequent fliers and I have been reading about legroom problems. Certainly not on Brussels Air. A delight."
Cons: "Flight was delayed at the gate due to bad weather. Missed my connecting flight. After a 4 hour wait with customer service, my flight was rescheduled for a departure in 5 hours. I have no access to my suitcase. Prepaid hotel will not reimburse for no show. Such a mess."
Pros: "The space between the seats was good"
Cons: "No entertainment at al, no charger for the phone, nothing to drink unless payed! Not even water!! They were 1,5 h late"
Pros: "Flight departed on time and arrived early. Crew was accommodating and polite."
Cons: "Food selection and quality are below average compared to other international economy class flights. Disappointed to find no vegetarian options."
Cons: "Completely chaotic service."
Pros: "Love the flight from Brussels to Toronto, quick boarding process, love the entire crew friendly and helpful."
Pros: "On time Polite crew"
Pros: "The crew was nice"
Cons: "I paid for a ticket that includes a hot meal, but a day before the flight they changed their policy so I didn't get any meal. They even asked for money for a cup of water, and this is my red line. The seats recline and comfort is poor."
Pros: "Great l! The food was good, landing was smooth and seats comfortable. Entertainment options were ok but could be better. Overall I enjoyed my experience and would love to fly with Brussels airlines again."
Pros: "Good seats."
Cons: "No infotainment screen."
Pros: "Crew was vey professional. Arrival in Rome was to a gate rather than a bus, which was unusual but nice. Baggage delivery was also surprisingly quick for Rome. The Brussels Airlines lounge in Brussels airport is fantastic!"
Cons: "The flight departure was delayed 1 1/2 hours, meaning we arrived in Rome at nearly midnight. No complimentary drinks on board. As a Star Alliance Gold member, I chose Brussels Airlines out of loyalty. But the cheap approach to customer care means I will have to reconsider flying with you in the future."
Pros: "Clean, professional and great meal!"
Cons: "Boarding was in crammed area in between easyjet flights. In brussels they parked at the international gates and then an overfull bus took us to the arrivals. Is brussels airlines training fast to become part of euro wings?"
Cons: "bad customer service. No reliable information about the flight. How someone who never took an airplane can know that you have to get a visa when going to canada. If your ticket says your last destination is us. And i did not even got a full refund for their stupid mistake. Lack of information. You guys should be more careless for your customers."
Pros: "Direct flight"
Cons: "Economy plus seats are not worth the extra upgrade - compared to other airlines. Food was inedible. SLOP that you would give to prison inmates Boarding was horrendous and LONG. Entertainment was non existent. Crew was RUDE RUDE RUDE RUDE RUDE"
Pros: "flight staff were very professional."
Pros: "Tons of food"
Cons: "Terrible in flight entertainment selection"
Cons: "Too noisy tp sleep and It was a long flight, but not your fault."
Cons: "Not allowing free seat selection when the ticket is purchased."
Pros: "Food was good"
Cons: "Flight from Brussels to Kinshasa was different. It seems for the people of color, there was an old plane. My seat mate TV sCreek did not work. You could tell moldings on seat were very old. one bathroom had no soap, dispenser was broken. I hope this is not your pratice to use your older planes for those traveling to Africa. I will observe this as I travel back to Brussel and on to US."
Cons: "Baggage handling"
Cons: "I bought my flight 2 months before, and at the gate I was told I'm on stand by, after the check in agent already took my bag, and without any explanation. No one could tell me WHY I was all of a suddent on standby. The answer I got was "I don't know, that's just how it is in the system". Completely unacceptable and against airline policy. I will be filing an official complaint with Brussels Airlines."
Pros: "Great food and nice crew. They had good tv shows."
Cons: "I don't have anything to complain about."
Cons: "Had to change a tire on the plane - they checked us through at the gate but didn't allow us on the plane - which makes sense. However, they should have NOT checked us through at the gate. Dozens stood for over a half hour waiting to move forward. They wouldn't let us back into the gate area to sit. Poor planning"
Cons: "We weren't allowed access to fill empty water bottles before boarding the plan. The plane made a stop at Kigali, Rwanda, where it was cleaned, resupplied and picked up passengers. It was almost 4 hrs. before we were offered water to drink. Drinking water is vital for maintaining health while travelling."
Airlines flying from Santa Ana to Nice 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 Santa Ana to Nice
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Santa Ana to Nice
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Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Santa Ana to Nice
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Santa Ana to Nice
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