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Find cheap flights from Santa Barbara to Connecticut

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Low season

June Best time to beat the crowds with an average 6% drop in price.

High season

February Most popular time to fly with an average 13% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$549 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$289 or less

Good deal one-way

$176 or less

Top tips for finding cheap flights to Connecticut

  • Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be November and December. The cheapest month to fly to Connecticut is August.
  • Morning departure is around 35% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

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Top airlines flying Santa Barbara to Connecticut

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

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American Airlines
Overall score based on 44,907 reviews
7.5
Boarding
7.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Once getting on the plane, experience was great. 15/10 on the inflight entertainment option. Was not expecting that luxury and was super grateful! Flight attendants were amazingly sweet and helpful. (Cali and Stephanie)"
Cons: "the gate was never posted on the mobile boarding pass, online, the tv next to the gate or the airport boards (it was never posted anywhere). Everywhere said TBD or was blank when everything else was filled. I only accidentally found the gate because I knew my flight should be boarding so I went to all the lines and it ultimately was the unmarked one and I had to ask the person at the desk. I almost missed this flight because the lack of communication on what gate the flight was from."

Cons: "flight delayed, gate busy when we got there, took train to next terminal and gate, plane was there for another 20 minutes but...door was closed and couldn't board...rebooked to different airport"

Pros: "Polite crew"
Cons: "No air traffic"

Pros: "The plane did not crash."
Cons: "Pilot to passenger communication. On time departure. Cleanliness and comfort of plane. Bigger plane to accommodate roll aboards. Flight attendant’s attitude. Ticket price, but there’s no competition on the route."

Pros: "Everything was awesome. No wait, fast boarding, nice crew!"
Cons: "Absolutely nothing. TSA in Tulsa can always speed up or open more lanes!"

Cons: "Communication among crew members was terrible. We had to ride a crowded shuttle over to the plane only to be told we could not get off because the crew was running late. The crew shows up and begins their pre-flight preparations, but we then could not get off the shuttle because of broken air system"

Pros: "Pilot and crew were great even though we had lots of delays due to weather"
Cons: "Gate agents were a little rude to some customers"

Pros: "The crew was pretty nice. The seats were actually comfortable."
Cons: "I don't know; it's economy in a plane. It is what it is."

Cons: "Late boarding, WiFi didn’t work. Small seats. Why do I continue to fly you guys?"

Pros: "This seats on this flight were very comfortable."
Cons: "Delayed boarding due to mechanical issue with a lens on one of the plane's exterior lights."

Pros: "Flight was delayed, and unclear why."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "They need more space and better food"

Pros: "Ease of bording"

Cons: "Your seats are small and you never turn the fasten seatbelt light off"

Pros: "Much better flight. Nice quick easy boarding and getting off. quick easy overall. Seats were much more comfortable"

Pros: "The TVs and free movies!"

Pros: "Newer plane. Ceiling light. Pilot’s skills!"

Pros: "Lunch was GREAT- usually fly Delta but this was comparable."
Cons: "WiFi, ESPECIALLY when you pay for a first class ticket, should be free. Further, the instructions for connecting to paid WiFi are NOT printed clearly anywhere. I had to go to the internet while on the ground. There are many movie and TV show options for free on your own device, however."

Cons: "Delayed due to no available gate attendant. Limited ground crew."

Cons: "Delay"

Cons: "Flight delayed two hours."

Cons: "TSA Safety Point officer was not on point..She Made me go through the checkpoint again just because I passed a zone where she was sitting at and not standing there to warn or stop people from passing through. This happen at the End and D gate terminals by Starbucks. I was very inconvenienced."

Pros: "Same as above. Very pleased"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Pilot was going so fast never told us why we kept descending and going back up and people were throwing up and they wouldn’t give soda to settle stomachs"

Cons: "No charging outlets on seat ( this something pretty standard on most planes now). The flight was delayed because of the plane had a problem with the tire. The passenger next to me had a broken tray with tape around it. The bathroom had a broken sink."

Pros: "Seats were comfortable. Great selection for entertainment. Flight arrived to my destination early."

Pros: "It makes such a difference when the attendant is happy and clearly enjoying her work and trying to make a difference. A fantastic boost after a long flight"

Pros: "It was a red eye and I made it back safely, and a couple of minutes before schedule. There was no food or snacks, barely had enough water to pass out. Otherwise it was an ok flight."
Cons: "No snacks or food, barely enough water on the flight."

Pros: "Plane was nice, seemed fairly new. There were two outlets for my row installed on the supports of the row of seats in front of us. Looked like it was made for plugs from a number of countries. Pretty nice feature. Headrests has an adjustable pillow that you could use to cradle your head for sleep. Didn’t use but seemed interesting."
Cons: "Seats too narrow. There weren’t especially narrow. In fact, I’m sure I’ve sat in narrower ones. This is just a feature of every economy seat I suppose, but it’s still a negative. O"

Pros: "Arrived on time."
Cons: "Seat space is bad. Food is all for a fee."

Pros: "Smooth flight, on time!"
Cons: "No food offered on 1st leg, but it was on the menu card."

Cons: "Delay due to mechanical glitch which should have been checked before boarding"

Cons: "Ground crew was inadequate and unorganized. Ground crew caused a late flight to be even later. Plane was overbooked and the ground crew was more interested in filling the flight than accommodating Advantage Member seating."

Pros: "Premium space"
Cons: "Sporadic communication from flight deck on the nature of 2-hour flight delay. Initially we understood that dispatch was the issue because of fuel for the flight. Next, it was a weather delay followed by an apparent ground stop."

Pros: "Relatively smooth flight"
Cons: "Seats are built for very small people. My knees were pressed into some hard surfaces for the entire 3+ hour flight. Made it a little painful to walk when we landed. The movie screens (not headrest systems) were all up overhead so you get a neck cramp watching anything. The headrest behind me pressed my shoulders forward and the extendable part would not stay up. The window stopped at about my shoulder so to look out I had to crouch down. AA better stop squeezing us for profits and start delivering a quality service or we'll all find some other airline that puts passengers first."

Pros: "mango juice and soft blankets"
Cons: "too much time between meals"

Pros: "Staff polite and helpful. No complaints/ Slept all the way"

Pros: "The seats were more comfortable. You"
Cons: "The middle seat and the guy in front of me who decided to recline!!!"

Pros: "Bottom tier entertainment provided"
Cons: "Advertised wifi not functional. Limited TV access (1 8" tv for every 12-16 seats) poor programming random NBC clips and partial episodes) and terrible movie. No selection/plane tracker"

Cons: "Haven't taken it yet!"

Cons: "It was an hour + late. A trip I took from Washington two weeks before was late in both directions."

Cons: "Gate personnel was not as accommodating. Didn't seem like they wanted to help."

Pros: "The plane was new and the leg room was worth the extra $20."
Cons: "No inflight entertainment and the seat did not recline. I guess there are pros and cons in the exit row. I also had no choice but to buy the more expensive seat since all others were taken at check-in."

Pros: "On time."
Cons: "Flight attendants vocally expressed how badly they hated heir jobs. Their service echoed their sentiments."

Pros: "Staff was courteous, efficient, and professional. Plane was clean and the seats seemed roomier too. Pilot was excellent. He made up considerable time once we were in the air."
Cons: "Flight kept getting delayed."

Cons: "The delay"

Pros: "Pleasant crew, on time leaving, early arrival, smooth takeoff and landing."
Cons: "Didn't use entertainment."

Pros: "Like I said before nice early boarding."
Cons: "No problem"

Pros: "The crew seemed nice, and the seats themselves were basically comfortable. The option to check baggage at the gate was good, since it was a nearly full flight."
Cons: "The seating was completely cramped. Airlines need to decrease rows in order to provide actual legroom. The boarding process didn't seem very logical in terms of rows and seats. I don't believe there was any food, but that may be because it was a red-eye. The pilot thought Springfield was in CT, which was alarming to me."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "How about a sip of water atleast"

Pros: "Flight was on time"
Cons: "Better food would be nice."

Pros: "For the first time I did not fly on a puddle jumper. Not only was it a real jet, it had good seat comfort and leg room even in economy class. The crew was friendly and attentive. They came by with offerings of water at least 4 times for a 2+ hour flight. Contrast that with my last two 5 hour flights on Virgin and American where they came by with water — ONCE. WiFi wasn’t working for either flight and of course the lack of decent food is discouraging. The coffee has improved which is a plus. Overall, good job, United! Nice not to be jammed in like sardines for once."
Cons: "Every time I fly to Denver, we land in one terminal and your connection is in another terminal that requires a train ride to get there. ,ayovers are short — generally barely an hour. If the flight is late you stand a very good chance of missing your connection, as I’m betting happened to over half the passengers on this flight. I was the lucky exception — this aircraft was actually the connecting flight too. Why can’t all United connections be in the same terminal? It makes no sense."

Pros: "Free snacks"
Cons: "Not a lot of foot room"

Pros: "Flight is a quick and easy one."
Cons: "It truly bothers me that during pre-board, United says, "if you have a disability you can board now." Who would want to be the person moving forward to board? Southwest says something to the affect of "if you have a pre-board and need a little extra time." Maybe they could change their verbiage to sound a bit more like we're in the 21st century."

Pros: "Orderly boarding seat nice crew good"
Cons: "Snacks in first class were lame"

Cons: "Missed both my connections"

Pros: "Nice plane, looks clean and new"
Cons: "Seats were surprisingly uncomfortable for some reason. They were new, but I think they're just new and not "broken in"?"

Pros: "Everything went very well"
Cons: "No complaints"

Pros: "Flight was on time. This shouldn't have to be a "positive" aspect of the trip but unfortunately was the only flight during my trip that was on time."

Pros: "Great flight attendant made short safety demonstration very entertaining."
Cons: "Good? What food?"

Pros: "United canceled my flightl"
Cons: "United canceled my flightl"

Pros: "Quick hop to San Fran"
Cons: "Such a tiny plane! Carryons have to go in the hold. Any delay and you will miss your connection. Best is to check all luggage through and only bring an under seat bag on board."

Pros: "No big incident, was offered a small bag of pretzels, complimentary."
Cons: "Seats have uncomfortably small spacing."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Too many delays, nothing was offered. Nothing was given or comp; Food, water, bags, seat upgrades, not flying untied again"

Pros: "Adequate work-around by an alert and helpful United Customer Service rep in LAX."
Cons: "We had to take this flight rather than a direct from LAX to SBA after missing our scheduled flight sitting on the tarmac for an HOUR waiting for our terminal to be vacated by an international flight with "mechanical problems." Four extra hours in transit!"

Pros: "On time flight. Great service from United crew."

Pros: "crew ok"
Cons: "two delays caused anguish no info on connecting flight on board plane couldn't access entertainment without additional software arrived ewr late would almost ;miss boarding after running from gate 82 to 114 to find the flight was late," waiting for a plane." could not get accurate departure info. (people were waiting to pick us up) arrived at bdl just before midnight two bad flights not good at all"

Pros: "New plane. I like the new seats with the slot that can hold my iPad cover so I could watch a movie. The services was great."
Cons: "Nothing."

Pros: "Quick flight time."
Cons: "The crew seemed so much less friendly on this flight, however they got the job done. I was scolded for having a carry on with me, although I did notice there was still a portion of overhead space that was unused. Also, no in-flight wifi service like the last flight was available it seemed. That was a bummer"

Cons: "Flight was delayed by more than an hour due to maintenance issue which could have been avoided."

Cons: "Small plane, no TV for a long plane ride"

Pros: "Free entertainment"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seating and couldn't sleep"

Pros: "Free entertainment on your own devices"
Cons: "We left late, so even though I had rushed to catch my connection, we still sat in the plane for half an hour. Is it possible to build in more time between connecting flights? Which luckily was also late. Too bad people now have to pay for food."

Pros: "On time flight"
Cons: "Lack of meal service"

Pros: "Crew on the plane was helpful and nice."
Cons: "Crew boarding the plane was bossy and a bit rude. I also think it's very inappropriate that United boards it's pre board group by saying, "anyone with disabilities can board now" The term pre board was created so you wouldn't have to publicly announce that someone was disabled."

Cons: "Same as above, including late flight"

Cons: "My flight from Santa Barbara to SFO was delayed, causing me to miss my connection. After sitting in the Santa Barbara airport until 11pm, I was rebooked and sent home."

Pros: "Delays in both flights"

Pros: "Everything went smoothly"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats"

Pros: "Bad"
Cons: "Bad"

Cons: "Flight delay"

Cons: "The most unpleasant crew we have ever had in our flying lives. Rude, condescending, treating passengers as if we are not human. Lufthansa should carefully examine their customer treatment training."

Cons: "Had to wait to takeoff for approx 15 minutes due to maintenance preparing paperwork"

Pros: "No one sat next to me. Flight was early!"
Cons: "Unhealthy snack."

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Cons: "Had to reschedule my flight due to delay. The non English speaking ua agent put me on stand by at another airport without me knowing it"

Pros: "easy transfer"
Cons: "had to transfer"

Pros: "Flight once in the air went well. Service was fine/uneventful"
Cons: "Many delays and flight changes. Swap from 1 overlay of an hour to 3 overlays of about 5 hours. Really makes planning trip post flight travel a pain"

Cons: "Dulles International Airport on a beautiful June 3, 2016. Flight was from Dulles to Hartford and due to depart at 12:30 pm. 12:30 pm - Notified flight delayed an hour or so because they didn't have a flight attendant for the flight. 2:00 pm - Notified flight delayed because Flight Attendant was found but on way. 4:00 pm - Notified the Flight attendant would not be able to make it, but they were looking for another one. 6:00 pm - Notified a Flight Attendant was found and was on a plane that was inbound and would be landing any minute. Notified plane with Flight Attendant arrived at gate and they would be there any minute and we could begin boarding. 6:45 pm - Flight was CANCELLED!!!!! I could go on about how I was rebooked on an 11:00 pm flight on American Airlines out of Reagan, my checked bag was not returned to me and I was told it was on another plane United plane that would beat me to Hartford, they shuttled me to Reagan. I got to Hartford and my bag was not there......SURPRISE!! This was ridiculous and thank god I was traveling alone and had time. I felt bad for the families with small children who had to suffer through this stupidity."

Pros: "I didn't like anything ppl were rude."
Cons: "I didn't like that both my flight were delayed. One was"

Pros: "The flight crew were nice"
Cons: "The seats were uncomfortable. We were not able to choose a snack, I had no knowledge what was inside the snack package, did not like. Unfortunately, our flight was delay a few times due to storm at Houston, we experience lots of turbulence while flying, no fault of the pilot. I think you should install TV's to help passengers relief some flying stress."

Pros: "The convenience of flying from a small airport more than compensates for the fact that it is a smaller plane. Because it is a small plane, the service is much more adroit and responsive."
Cons: "No complaints"

Pros: "Blanket for lap"
Cons: "No service /selections. Paid for movie and fat child continually shut off TV w his fat arm on my armrest Boarding is very poor no assists as flight attendants virtually unattentive LAX dirty disgusting and no shops seating or restaurants No mvmt to allow stiff swollen legs all cramped in tiny seats. I pay bag fees while others get free checked bags at the gates. Many people are able to carry huge extra backpacks w no enforcement from staff Slows the whole trip down"

Cons: "United's customer service (in the airport) is terrible."

Pros: "Nothing, due to my flights getting delayed thanks to United, I missed my flight to south bend and then told them to get my luggage because I was getting picked up by n Chicago. United then sent my luggage to south bend after I spoke with 3 United customer care agents and luggage agents and I wanted almost 2 hrs for my luggage. I paid 1200 for my ticket to get to my grandpas funeral and everything went wrong that possibly could"
Cons: "Anything"

Pros: "No delays. Was on time/early."
Cons: "No entertainment."

Cons: "Never took second flight it was canceled. I was very upset"

Cons: "They cancelled my flight into Hartford. I got stuck in Houston then they sent me to Boston. My car was at Bradley international on Boston so I had to wait a few hours when I landed at Logan before a rental car became available, which cost me an extra 200 dollars. I rented the car and drove to Hartford (2 hours) to drop the rental off and get my car. Needless to say I was exhausted for work on Tuesday after getting home at 3am and traveling all day. My original flight from Houston to Hartford was suppose to land at 8pm at Bradley airport. I had several people I was on the trip with who also flew into Hartford the same day with similar arrival times at bradley who were on different airlines. They either had small delays or no delays at all. Extremely inconvenient the trip home was. Although I am all for safety first I am not sure why other airlines still made the trip or simply delayed the flights. Doesn't make much sense since I usually fly United and always consider them the benchmark of air travel. Thanks. Torry Gajda"

Pros: "Very comfortable newer plane!"
Cons: "I don't really want to give entertainment a 1 star, it really should be N/A No snacks, pretzels, peanuts, or cookies with my drink, that was disappointing!"

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