Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Santa Barbara to Denver
|September||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 35% drop in price.|
|March||Most popular time to fly with an average 16% increase in price.|
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|$283||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
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United Airlines has waived its change and cancellation fees on flights from Santa Barbara to Denver. Confirm policy on booking site.
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All travelers, 2 years of age or older (including US citizens and transit passenger) must present a negative COVID-19 viral or antigen test result issued 72 hours prior to departure or have a proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days prior to boarding the plane.
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An average nonstop flight takes 2h 25m, covering a distance of 914 miles.
There are 55 (nonstop) flights between Santa Barbara and Denver per week, averaging 7 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on United Airlines ($79) and American Airlines ($88), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on United Airlines ($157) and Multiple Airlines ($166).
United Airlines (7 times daily) is the most frequent flyer on this route.
From Santa Barbara to Denver, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Monday is the most expensive. Flying from Denver back to Santa Barbara , the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Monday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Santa Barbara you will be using Santa Barbara, often referred to as Santa Barbara Airport. You will be landing at Denver Intl, also known as Denver Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Seat cushions are too thin."
Pros: "The seat was comfortable and the plane wasn’t over booked."
Cons: "I didn’t like that we took off an hour late."
Cons: "Two rows up from us, I kid threw up all over the center aisle as we were pulling away from the gate. We returned to the gate to allow a cleaning crew to board and clean. However, the cleaning job was rushed and left remnants of the throw up behind which smelled the whole 2.5 hour flight. It really felt unsanitary and unsafe being that it’s unknown what caused the child to get sick. It very well could have been a stomach virus and could have infected the people in rows around the incident due to the mediocre cleaning job. I understand that it’s important to keep flights on-time, especially for connecting flights, but the safety of the passengers and their health should ALWAYS be the #1 priority."
Pros: "The flight attendants were friendly and professional and took time for a little personal conversation."
Cons: "Employees who just don't care"
Cons: "I missed the flight"
Pros: "Management as well as staff nice...First trip with Alaska and made my trip nice .. Got a good deal price too."
Pros: "Plane very warm, not comfortable. Only one pass for beverage service."
Cons: "Very warm air vents did not work."
Cons: "boarding was late due to repairs on the plane"
Cons: "i wish Alaska would fly straight to Denver from Montana. I fly from Montana to Denver a lot and it ends up being a whole day of travel instead of a couple hour flight."
Cons: "Two out of three USB ports would not hold cable on my premium seat row. Would not recommend if something as simple as USB port inoperable is not handled by cabin service or maintenance. We paid additional fees for this seating and couldn’t keep device charged. Very disappointing"
Pros: "I didn't have to set next to a 500 pound cow."
Cons: "Your beer and wine is sooooooo expensive."
Cons: "Food and wine way over priced."
Cons: "45 minute delay due to fog"
Pros: "I'm a big fan of Alaska Airlines and their partner Horizon Airlines. I travelled from Edmonton to Denver via Seattle last night. All the staff if pleasant and treats you as a valued customer."
Pros: "Everything but…"
Cons: "You lost my backpack with $2000 worth of hiking gear that I will not be able to replace before I am supposed to leave on a trip. How could this happen?! This bag was full of all the material possessions in the world that matter to me."
Pros: "Seat was comfortable and in-flight service was very good."
Cons: "Gogoinflight didn't work for at least the first 30 minutes of flight. I upgraded to first class, but there was no service until we were above 10,000 feet. I don't know if this was a one-time thing, or if other airlines are just better at accommodating first class."
Cons: "No legroom unless you pay more for it."
Pros: "How friendly and professional"
Pros: "Able to text ..."
Cons: "No Free beer or alternative gluten free snack"
Cons: "the lost my luggage"
Pros: "The plane had the usual wifi, drinks and eats. But USB ports and plugs in economy! That's value!"
Pros: "It was easy to board and a quick flight overall amazing"
Cons: "Just the people next to me taking more room then need but you hace no power over that."
Cons: "Gate 11c."
Cons: "not able to know my seat till a day before flight ."
Pros: "Almost everything. First time flying with Alaska Airlines thought the food would be better o thought the food would be better on such a long flight but it was enough to snack on until I got to Seattle great experience in between flights was able to get an earlier flight to Denver"
Cons: "Wish there was a little bit more offered for food but overall a fantastic experience mahalo"
Pros: "Flight was efficient from SBA to PDX but almost 2 hours late on return"
Cons: "Almost a 2 hour delay on return!"
Cons: "Service was amazing"
Pros: "Great service and very organized."
Pros: "Early flight, and short. I think I slept through it. Woke up sore, but eh I'm not surprised by that. I'm a giant and no one woke me up for anything so I was satisfied."
Pros: "Glad I discovered Alaska Airlines!"
Pros: "We left a little late but arrived early, great job Alaska!"
Pros: "Love your direct flight to Santa Barbara.wish you had more than 1 daily."
Cons: "Long walk to terminal on return,glad it wasn't raining. I was in back . Crew was a little loud talking to each other on last stretch of flight. They kept opening and closing the overhead bins during the flight . I have no idea why ,but it was somewhat annoying."
Pros: "It got cancelled due to 3 inch of snow. And I missed work in Denver because of it. Very inconvenient"
Cons: "I would like to not have it cancel"
Pros: "Everything was conducted professionally and calmly."
Cons: "The weather was bad, but the airline does not control that. ;)"
Pros: "Offering price"
Cons: "Real price. Ridiculous after carry-on and other fees"
Pros: "Attendants were very friendly and flight arrived early."
Cons: "We were stuck on the runway for 30 minutes."
Pros: "Newer aircraft"
Cons: "1-1/2 hours delay, no reason was given."
Pros: "Nice clean airplanes. Quick and timely flights."
Pros: "Ditto statements above"
Cons: "Ditto statements above"
Pros: "Promptness of flight"
Cons: "Cramped seating"
Pros: "Their staff was awesome as usual no issues with the flight ."
Cons: "So many bags that were suppose to go under the seat infront of you that weren't. So that those of us that boarded last had to wait while stewarts removed small carry ons. So that our one carry on that fit in the box but not under the seat could be stowed. It would be nice if the smalls bags that are to be stowed under the seat were. The family next to me had 9 bags in the over head. There were two adults and two children 3 and 4."
Cons: "Nicest people ever."
Pros: "Alaska airlines is absolutely wonderful. Friendly, happy and simple..."
Pros: "Went very well. Not stupid"
Cons: "IFE was not streaming movies, WiFi on but not loading"
Cons: "Spacing people out until this covid is over"
Cons: "There are too many announcements on the screen before you can start watching entertainment. It takes about 15 minutes."
Cons: "Not a thing. Good airline, all the way around"
Pros: "Everything was great"
Pros: "Appreciated the pilot keeping us informed re: turbulence and avoiding it"
Cons: "Late boarding, WiFi didn’t work. Small seats. Why do I continue to fly you guys?"
Cons: "Sat waiting for gate for 30 min"
Cons: "Only pretzels, came eat refined flour, nuts or something else would be great."
Pros: "Horrible staff at LAX boarding gate. Been treated horribly by incompetent and rude AA staff."
Cons: "Hire only friendly people for this type of job. Hire people knows basic math. Train their well on how to communicate with people."
Cons: "They need more space and better food"
Pros: "The notifications regarding my connection and baggage claim."
Pros: "No major screw-ups this time!"
Cons: "It's AA, let's not try too hard here."
Pros: "Ease of bording"
Cons: "Your seats are small and you never turn the fasten seatbelt light off"
Pros: "Overhead bins were newly done with plenty of space since carryon can be placed vertical on side. Decide holder built into the seat was very nice."
Pros: "Nice staff"
Cons: "Ran out of food that I like"
Cons: "I hate Americans boarding process"
Pros: "Landing and deplaning"
Cons: "Literally everything else"
Pros: "Not using kayak."
Cons: "Worst flights in history. It took three days to get from Italy to the US. Do not use kayak!"
Pros: "David took really could care of our cabin. Likes his cheerful attitude. He was excellent. Hope you let him know."
Pros: "They got us there quickly."
Pros: "Ahead of schedule"
Pros: "Seats were too tight and too close together."
Pros: "Nothing in particular"
Cons: "Outlet did not work"
Cons: "Flight crew was late and didn’t try and make things move faster to make up time. Kept saying they wanted to go Puerto Rico and that’s where they should have been going."
Cons: "3rd flight in two weeks suck sitting next to a morbidly obese person. They should be forced to purchase two seats."
Cons: "the drink service came through pretty late in the flight. i asked for hot tea. a few minutes later i was provided with extremely hot tea. about 10 minutes later it was a temperature i could tolerate drinking. about 1/3 through the drink i was required to throw away my drink because we were preparing for landing. i understand that, fine. bad timing. it’s just a drink. what was unsatisfactory is that the attendant rudely commented “you have to give us your drink. it’s not that long of a flight.” the comment made me feel like i had done something wrong even though i had just been drinking my tea as soon as it was at a drinkable temperature. i was not impressed with the attendant. also, there weren’t any biscotti cookies."
Pros: "Pilots that did show up were pleasant and made the best of the situation."
Cons: "No scheduled pilots for this flight. Pilots that did arrive had their schedule rearranged---they showed up to work thinking they were flying to Seattle. They were asked to step in to fly to Denver instead---20 minutes after our scheduled takeoff time; not horribly late, but seemingly disorganized, which leads to all kinds of thoughts about AA overall competence."
Cons: "The gates closed early and I missed this flight! Horrible service, never flying American again."
Pros: "The first leg had awesome pasta.Then, on the 2nd leg, Philly to Denver, they had a "pay for meal" option for turkey with Chutney sandwich - again, delicious. I should add that the service was very good as well."
Cons: "Everything. Had to sleep overnight in airport and was late coming home."
Pros: "Staff was great!"
Cons: "Seats were really uncomfortable up and reclined. Overhead baggage was full by the time I boarded and there was no enforcement of the carry-on baggage sizes... This needs to be addressed and contributed to our lack of comfort, noting this was the last leg of an 18 hour journey. My body still hurts today after a good nights sleep."
Cons: "No tvs!!"
Cons: "the new seats are awful"
Pros: "Tv and power outlets"
Cons: "This one attendant didn't get her name but was very cold to me"
Cons: "Long delay"
Pros: "More improved than the last trip I took with AA to Denver. Efficient boarding."
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats Crying child"
Cons: "Unexplained delay in leaving but only arrived about 10 min later than scheduled. Took an hour from pulling into the gate for bags to arrive though which caused me to miss my shuttle. Never had to wait more than 15 min for any other airline at DIA."
Pros: "The departure time. This left enough time to get to the airport and go through security without rushing!"
Cons: "Sitting in the middle Paying for luggage ( I wish Southwest flew out of ORD)"
Cons: "When your on your honeymoon it sure would be nice to have a seat next to my husband like we requested."
Cons: "Seats too small and the gentleman next to me was a big guy so crowded over into my seat some."
Pros: "Very friendly staff"
Cons: "The service was terrible, 4 hour traveling and not food."
Cons: "More time was spent by cabin attendees selling food and drink items to one row than the rest of the passengers, making us wait for complementary water or other drinks . Really? There should be equal service for all passengers. Makes me wonder if there are incentives for the sale of extra items"
Pros: "Once we got going, it was a decent flight. Weather conditions made for a bit of a rocky landing on the first leg."
Cons: "Lack of information for delays. Boarding was slow due to unknown issue. We sat at the gate for a while without knowing why (they finally told us 5 minutes before pushoff), then we dawdled for another hour taxing and waiting for the runway, with no explanation until near the end."
Pros: "Crew was very courteous and professional."
Pros: "Stewardess was pleasant. Left on time."
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: "Flight was on-time; no delays; great crew! I also liked the fact there was a person at the gate to let us know where our connecting flight gate was - that was really helpful!"
Cons: "In flight entertainment (archived TV/Movies) not provided (other than through personal electronics); but that didn't bother me - flight between Santa Barbara and Denver isn't that long."
Pros: "We will never fly united... NEVER EVER AGAIN"
Cons: "United airlines employee Mearle at the check in counter was extremely disrespectful, Rude, and arrogant towards everyone in line at the counter Trying to check in. Many customers including us waitted in the check in line for 35 minutes or more while Mearle proceeded to chat on her cell phone (personal call), and taking a break leaning the check in counter while everyone waited on her so she could assist with check in. Finally the passengers in front of us voice their concern to mearle stating that everyone is going to miss theirs flights if she didn't assist us all right away. Mearle responded by snapping back by saying "it's not my fault that united keep us understaffed and pay us enough to care " then laughed and walked away again. At this point we realized that if we did not get immediate assistance, that we would surly miss our flight. I walked in front of the line on behalf of everyone standing in line and reiterated to Mearle in a firm tone that she insisting check in the remaining 12 passengers immediately. Mearle snapped back telling me to "worry about my own self and don't tell me how to do my own job". Feeling very stressed out And worried about missing my flight went and stood back in line again. A few moments later I over heard Mearle tell the passengers ahead of us " you're too late. You've missed your flight" these passengers became very upset with Mearle telling her that she's the reason they missed the flight and Mearle laughed and said out loud to everyone else in line.. "you all missed your flight. You all should be more responsible next time and get here earlier" and then Mearle walked away never to be see again. Many of us missed our flight which caused many of us to also miss our connecting flights. We immediately called the 800 number and filed a complaint. Then we were forced to drive three hours in traffic to LAX where we caught a later flight and barely made it to our destination in time for our work event. We swore that because of Mearle and her disgusting behavior that we will never ever fly united again (and I fly a lot for my job) and since that horrible experience with Mearle two months ago, I've flown on four trips spending over $2300 dollars and every flight has been booked through American Airlines. Do to Mearle's bad attitude, disrespectful personality, and poor representation of united we will never do business with united again. We suggest united airlines remove Mearle from Having any contact with the general public as we are sure that Mearle is loosing customers for united at a very rapid pace."
Cons: "Very tight quarters ..."
Pros: "economy is so cramped! It really should not be legal. Any flight at 5:30 AM should give people more than a cookie. All airport food shops are closed at that hour."
Cons: "Why is every connecting flight in Denver located in a different terminal and at the farthest gate? It's always a sprint to make the flight. I got singled out for a complete pat down. I was wearing light summer clothing. I'm 65 years old. It makes no sense. Those machines need recalibrsting."
Pros: "Everything went very well"
Cons: "No complaints"
Cons: "A small bag of small pretzel mix was tasty, but there used to be more."
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: "Convenient, cheap, best route"
Cons: "Incredibly uncomfortable seats on the express jets - we joked that we need to bring stadium cushions next time. For a full day of traveling, I would consider a more expensive route with another airline than tolerating the hard seating they offer."
Cons: "The airplane was freezing, and I'm 23 years old and very used to flying."
Pros: "All went well. Pleasant attendants."
Pros: "It was inexpensive"
Pros: "that they warned me the plane was extra small and checked my carry-on at the gate for free."
Cons: "that they didn't really advertise how small of a plane I would be flying. I guess you're supposed to research every plane before purchasing tickets now."
Cons: "My TSA Precheck status would not print on the boarding pass. My number was in the system. I've used it multiple times flying UAL."
Pros: "Time and confort"
Pros: "Agents checking baggage were unbelievably slow. Good thing there wasn't a long line."
Pros: "Fast getting my seat assignment. The guy at the gate counter was nice and courteous."
Cons: "TSA line was ridiculously long. Only one checkpoint open for the entire terminal."
Cons: "Could not get seat assignment 24 hrs in advance. Website said see desk. Phone call to United said pay more $ get a seat. Had to check in twice, once with bags...still no seat...wait in line again at gate for seat."
Pros: "Very friendly staff"
Cons: "I got stuck in the back of the plane and I did not realize the seats had even less room back there."
Cons: "You guys robbed me"
Cons: "No cash food and beverage"
Pros: "That trip was great to Housto!"
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: "I liked that 1 out of our four flights had more room & personal tvs."
Cons: "I did not like the fact that out of our four flights three were not too comfortable... & no tvs on three out of four"
Pros: "On time and friendly"
Cons: "No refund for my resheduling of flght. I has a valid reason with a valid documentaion"
Pros: "WiFi was awesome"
Cons: "Wish the TV preview was continuous & pay for movies but watch regular TV work no charge"
Pros: "Getting home"
Cons: "Delays delays delays"
Pros: "Hassle free booking(no hidden fees) comfortable seats which for me being 6foot6 isn't always the case. And the free selection on the united airlines app was an awesome bonus"
Cons: "The cold air near floor"
Cons: "My TSA wasn't tagged to my ticket"
Pros: "Got to check 2 carry on pieces for free because too many people had carry on bags. We had paid to check one bag and would have to pick it up anyway, so checking extra pieces was not a problem and actually was very much appreciated."
Cons: "15 minutes late in taking off because an airline associate failed to close out a screen on the computer. It took too long to figure out the problem."
Cons: "Three gate changes prior to departure"
Cons: "Seating on this aircraft is poor at best!"
Pros: "Quick and on time"
Pros: "Turn off the damn screen in front of me. Programs are insulting'tv"
Cons: "Tv screen"
Cons: "Three of the four flights were delayed. It seems that this is business as usual for United."
Pros: "On time!"
Cons: "No jetway, long walk to the next gate and then the same long walk back down to board the plane for the second leg of the trip."
Cons: "Way to expensive"
Cons: "It was an enjoyable trip, no complaints whatsoever."
Pros: "Boarding on time and easy Seats super comfy Tv was great"
Cons: "Staff not attentive or friendly Not many food options"
Cons: "Delays caused missed connections in not directions and terrible rerouting plus lost luggage"
Pros: "The time of inflight service"
Cons: "No inflight wifi"
Pros: "On time departure and early arrival, which enabled me to make tight connection and get to destination on schedule. Premium Econ seating was comfy. UA personnel told the truth and were competent, efficient and nice."
Pros: "It was a very smooth trip. No issues"
Cons: "Plane broke"
Airlines flying from Santa Barbara to Denver 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 Barbara to Denver
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Santa Barbara to Denver
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Santa Barbara to Denver
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Santa Barbara to Denver
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