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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 6h 51m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Alaska Airlines ($167) and American Airlines ($177), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Alaska Airlines ($321) and American Airlines ($340).
From Santa Barbara to Fort Lauderdale, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Monday is the most expensive. Flying from Fort Lauderdale back to Santa Barbara , the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Saturday 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 Fort Lauderdale, also known as Fort Lauderdale Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "I had the whole row to myself!"
Cons: "We were late on both ends of the flight."
Pros: "Seat. Service."
Pros: "Crew was amazing. Seat was comfy."
Cons: "It was freezing cold inside the plane"
Pros: "Leather seats"
Cons: "More legroom"
Pros: "Even though I was in Group C, I was one of the first to board (Groups A, B, and C were called to board all at once). Since the gate agent said the flight was full and there would be limited space for carry-on bags, being one of the first on the plane was nice. The leg room (I'm 6'2") was good."
Cons: "The crew only did one pass through the cabin with soft drinks. Perhaps because it was a red-eye? Anyway, on a nearly 5 hour flight, I would have liked more than one small cup of refreshment."
Pros: "Great crew, easy boarding"
Cons: "More luggage space in the overhead bin"
Pros: "Smooth trip"
Cons: "I miss Virgin America so much! Alaska is just another airline."
Cons: "The service"
Pros: "crew was amazing, timely boarding and deboarding"
Cons: "comfort and food"
Pros: "Plane was clean, spacious, entertainment system was great, lots of food offerings. Will fly this airline and aircraft again!"
Pros: "Fast flight"
Cons: "Too warm. Screen wouldn’t shut off so we could sleep"
Pros: "Service for passengers, not just service"
Pros: "Friendly crew. Plenty to watch on screen. Flight on time. Baggage at carousel very fast. Air temperature in cabin good. Often I freeze on other airlines."
Cons: "Should be choice of free snacks. Not just 2 cookies. No music to listen to. Besides handicapped and babies, boarding should be back of the plane to the front. So much more efficient!! Bathroom needs an air freshener."
Pros: "All the teem all the services"
Pros: "When the pane lifted off"
Cons: "Rushing for my connection"
Pros: "The check I n gate personal n plane"
Cons: "Assistants on plane were sour"
Pros: "The Alaska crew were great even with a full aircraft and some rowdy kids. Everyone got along"
Pros: "Super friendly crew and got my checked baggage in less than 10 minutes once I got to baggage claim."
Pros: "Ammenities were my favorite for sure."
Cons: "I have nothing to be displeased about in my service given by Alaska."
Cons: "The fight delayed almost three hours, and I almost missed my flight to Shenzhen!"
Pros: "Sin inconvenientes, muy amable y atento el personal en tierra y en cabina... Excelente puntualidad"
Pros: "Flying out of Santa Barbara was easy and the staff was super helpful and nice. I would do it again."
Pros: "On time departure."
Cons: "No snacks."
Pros: "Did not use any these. The crew was very friendly!"
Cons: "Sat in the last row of the plane. Could hear the toliets flush all the time. Too much traffic at the bathrooms!"
Pros: "I liked the airplane and the staff"
Pros: "Accuracy in Flight departure and Landing"
Pros: "Personable and friendly staff, didn't keep waking us up"
Cons: "Half hour taxi prior to departure"
Pros: "Buying the ticket while out at sea was one of best features of using Kayak ."
Cons: "When departing and landing, their were many small children on parents laps who were not being appropriately restrained."
Cons: "the lost my luggage"
Cons: "No pilot. I thought y'all merged with virgin so why no pilot."
Pros: "the plane was relatively clean and maintained."
Cons: "A disabled girl and her family were seated immediately behind me and the girl bellowed and screamed more than half of the time, She also began emitting a foul stench i can only assume was a solid in her underwear or copious flatulence. She kicked and pulled on my seat (inadvertently pulling my hair in the process). The parents had very little control and did not seem to have an idea of how to fix the situation. When she draped herself over the seatback I pointed her out to the attendant when she asked if there was anything else I needed. She found me another seat for the last 1/4 of the flight and gave me a free drink and some chocolate. I think it would have been smart to address the problem when it first started instead of pretending everything was fine. This girl did the same thing on my flight out to others and it was not tolerable even 10 rows away on the other side of the plane. The other people in my row were irritated they had to stay and continue to suffer. If i knew there was the possibility to move I would have done it right away. Addressing the issue right away would not have solved the problem probably but the rest of us might have been able to move out..."
Pros: "Crew was very pleasant and friendly"
Cons: "Payment for wifi"
Pros: "Agent was able to get me on an earlier flight"
Pros: "Flight Attendants were excellent, the flight was on time and I retrieved my luggage in 10 minutes."
Cons: "I'm tall and the space is really tight, especially when the person in front of me reclines their seat."
Pros: "Seeting was comfortable and interior newer."
Cons: "Entertainment system was broken."
Pros: "Flight was efficient from SBA to PDX but almost 2 hours late on return"
Cons: "Almost a 2 hour delay on return!"
Pros: "Both flights from SAC to Seattle, from Seattle to Vancouver were ahead of schedule, that was nice!"
Cons: "The seats and space around is smaller, I couldn't believe the size of the bathrooms, I'm no longer overweight, but a few pounds ago. I'd have been VERY UNCOMFORTABLE!"
Pros: "The gate agents and staff were very friendly"
Cons: "When I checked my bag. They had to hand write a slip for the next leg of my flight (Calgary to London). This added about 10 minutes of time. It's 2017, how can it still require paper write up??"
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: "Everything was conducted professionally and calmly."
Cons: "The weather was bad, but the airline does not control that. ;)"
Pros: "I love Alaska Airlines, normally. The staff on board was wonderful. I love that you can print everything at home, check in is a breeze."
Cons: "I was very angry that my seat was changed without asking me. I always thought book my seats when I buy my ticket and I always pick the same seats. I like to be near the wing. I try to get the window seat in Row 20. They, without asking, moved me to the second to the last row, by the bathrooms. Needless to say it ruined the flight for me."
Cons: "It's always a let down when transferring from an international airline to a domestic one that nickels and dimes you for food and drink"
Pros: "Nice clean airplanes. Quick and timely flights."
Pros: "I was greeted the moment I boarded."
Cons: "There was nothing I didn't like except a pending typhoon but we were kept informed."
Pros: "The northwest deli box was good. Boarding was very efficient."
Cons: "They ran out of the hot meal about 1/4 way down the aisle. The seats are not comfortable for a 5 hour flight. The bathrooms were pretty gross and smelled strongly of urine. There was dried urine all down the front of both toilets and on the floor in both bathrooms I used on the plane. Some of the crew seemed very new/ immature and unprofessional. Specifically, and I apologize for not knowing names, the blonde man made strange comments to people, maybe out of nervousness? The blonde woman on the flight seemed to have a short temper with her coworkers and was very short with them, granted she did get run into by both the beverage and food cart in the middle of the plane multiple times, so she was probably pretty annoyed at that. I fly Alaska Airlines most of the time, and this experience was unusual."
Pros: "Service was good, standard."
Cons: "I missed an appointment due to the flight being delayed 3 hours."
Cons: "Smooth flight. Left on time arrived on time."
Cons: "Attitude of flight attendant"
Pros: "super uncortable. everytime AA is shrinking their seats. wifi wasnt working and u have to pay"
Pros: "The pilots did a great job through turbulent air"
Cons: "I wish the seat reclined further back"
Cons: "The experience was excellent."
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: "More room I pay for main cabin It feels it was just the regular"
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."
Cons: "The flight attendants were very polite. Both of us are blind, and they told us the information we needed – how far away is the nearest exit row. Otherwise they treated us like everyone else!"
Pros: "Easy in easy out"
Cons: "Lack of entertainment"
Pros: "The gate agent did a great job loading the flight, loaded each group smoothly. Got crackers on this flight."
Cons: "They need more space and better food"
Pros: "Great crew, comfortable chair. Entertainment was great."
Cons: "Everything was great."
Pros: "Ease of bording"
Cons: "Your seats are small and you never turn the fasten seatbelt light off"
Pros: "I was able to finish a movie I started on a different flight and found an additional enjoyable movie to watch."
Cons: "The airplane was uncomfortably hot. The flight attendant apologized and said it would cool off at cruising altitude. It never cooled off. The flight was full and very crowded. I was in the last boarding group even though my seat was in row 17. They required me to check my carryon due to space."
Pros: "The crew was great! The ride was smooth and the plane looked brand new!"
Pros: "Great crew!"
Cons: "Flight was too crowded!"
Pros: "Crew was nice"
Cons: "No tvs that was a major let down as i was traveling with 2 kids i was really not happy about that my 6 year old just wantex to watch something and kept asking every 2 minutes if we were there yet... so please some tvs on those plains would greatly appreciated."
Pros: "Courteous, friendly staff"
Pros: "No issues at all"
Pros: "Flight was on time"
Pros: "One of the only flights that got out during a blizzard. Very professional, de-icing went smoothly, pilot was smooth and flight was smooth."
Cons: "All good"
Pros: "The crew was excellent. Stewardess was cheerful and helpful. The flight while full was not crowded."
Cons: "Plane was late. Mechanical issue at the gate after boarding. Seating room pretty tight. Three gate chanes at O'Hare."
Pros: "My throat was sore and stewardess was able to give me water while I attempted to take cold flu pills"
Pros: "Smooth flight, on time!"
Cons: "No food offered on 1st leg, but it was on the menu card."
Pros: "Getting home safely"
Cons: "Finding damage to my luggage"
Cons: "Attendant at the gate forced me to leave my troley hand bag to be checked with the excuse the fly was full and there was not sapce for people on groups 7 and 8 ( seats rear in te plane). I explained her I had personal documents and stuff inside my trolley but she told me I had to take another fly if I refused to checked. Our surprise was that the space above our seats ( row 30) was available and left empty the while fly! It was not fear and discriminated!"
Pros: "I like that American offers free movies thru their app but there was a glitch and I couldn't get it to work!"
Cons: "Couldn't get the entertainment app to work"
Pros: "The crew was nice."
Cons: "The flight was delayed due to weather, but nothing can change that. We still landed on time. Many other passengers were complaining."
Cons: "Sat on plane for over 3 hours waiting to take off. They didn't offer any drinks or snacks at all while we waited. They said if we get off we may not be able to get back on. Barely made any announcements Once we did take off all they gave us was a packet of so called pretzels that were stale and gross!!"
Cons: "The flight was delayed 3 hours waiting for a flight attendant"
Cons: "one of the worst trip ever. although there were many turbulances, the captain did not appear to be proficient along the way. The landing was horrible as well."
Pros: "It was my first time I was a little scared but not anymore it was a smooth ride. Don't change nothing keep up the good work. Thanks for letting me explore"
Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "3 hour delay"
Pros: "American got it right this time. Departing on time with a crew that seemed well qualified."
Cons: "No yves on the plane like delta. Flight delayed 5hrs"
Pros: "See above"
Pros: "The third set of pilot tried their best to get us a spot to fly out due to bad weather we took off after almost 3 hours"
Cons: "The airline should have at least coordinated their crew arrangement before passenger boarding time, and have to change crew members three times after passengers boarded."
Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "Same as above"
Pros: "On time."
Cons: "Flight attendants vocally expressed how badly they hated heir jobs. Their service echoed their sentiments."
Pros: "At 6' 2" I was surprised that, with the seat in front of me not reclined (and fortunately no one ever did), my knees actually had a bit of room and were not pressed into the seat back in front of me. That and the flight schedule went smoothly - everything was on time."
Cons: "Maybe a couple of other sandwich options might have gotten me to pay for one."
Cons: "No food"
Pros: "The plain went to the runway then stated that needed more gas due to weather so we returned to the gate, three hours later we finally departed. In two flights in three days I was delayed 9 hours"
Cons: "The 9 hours delay and zero compensation"
Cons: "We waited on the plane for two hours before taking off with no explanation and no food or drink. Crew said they didn't know when we'd take off"
Pros: "Good crew good flight everything was grwat"
Cons: "Everything was good"
Cons: "I am enrolled in MileagePlus United Card member which has one check in bag free for the first time. Still I was charged me $50 extra for my check in bag. They should have told me prior at the time of check in but they stopped me at the gate. I am not at all happy with what has happened."
Cons: "I could not hear the flight attendant's announcements."
Cons: "A 1 hr Flight was delayed 2 Hours! Missed a special event because of it. Will never fly United again!"
Cons: "Flight was canceled and attendant very unhelpful"
Pros: "My flight was delayed multiple and had to get a taxi to LAX which we even missed that flight because the gate attendants waited so late to make a decision. We are still traveling as we speak and are looking to arrive in Raleigh after 3pm. Which is 8 hours later than our orginal flight."
Cons: "Disorganised with aggressive & disgruntal staff"
Cons: "Missed both my connections"
Pros: "What has happened to the carry on bag rule at United? Spirit bag rules at United prices. Not right. I will fly someone else."
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: "Enjoyed the friendliness of the pilots. As they made my sons day when he was able to go into cockpit and see them. We arrived earlier which helps."
Cons: "Very tight and narrow rows. One of the smallest (jumbo) planes I've been on. Tons of turbulence as well."
Pros: "The flight crew and the cabin crew were professional and efficient and friendly. The ginger ale kept me from getting nauseous during the turbulent approach."
Cons: "I realize that the airline doesn't have much control over screaming babies, but the reality is, my flight experience was significantly worse because of one, a couple rows back, who kept screaming at the top of their voice for most of the flight. While everyone was seating themselves, my fellow rowmates asked me to exchange my window seat for an aisle seat, so that grandmother, mother, and daughter could sit together. That put me two rows closer to that screaming baby. I came prepared to watch a movie with my phone and new noise canceling headphones, and then discovered the United Wi-Fi didn't offer movies on that flight, the same aircraft type and route as when I was able to watch a movie that way, earlier this year. I didn't find a way to connect my Bluetooth headphones to the plane's entertainment system, and I'm also disappointed in myself, to have to say, it took me far too long, to figure out that I needed to interact with the screen in front of me, through the control pad under my elbow on the armrest. By that time, there wasn't enough time left in the flight, to start a movie. So, I just played music stored on my phone, which helped mask the baby screams."
Cons: "All good"
Pros: "Everything went very well"
Cons: "No complaints"
Cons: "The fact that as a 6ft person at 180lbs could barely fit in the seat is unacceptable.. I rather fly spirit for that"
Cons: "No communication when extreme turbulence was happening. I thought i was dying, i cried as well as the person in my section. The lady behind me appeared to be praying."
Cons: "Mechanical delay of scheduled flight Had to walk through two terminals in Houston Not a big dela, so I rated it okay overall"
Pros: "On time and early arrival."
Cons: "The flight was delayed. A three hour flight felt like five. WiFi not working"
Pros: "Short flight"
Cons: "Long taxi to terminal at LAX"
Pros: "The service was good along with everything"
Cons: "I booked 2 seats in order to sit next my wife. And the seats were not together. I didn't realized till after booking"
Pros: "Streamlined experience and on time. My choice of seat as well at the terminal desk."
Cons: "Pay for wifi and tv. Jet blue gives it to you for free."
Pros: "It was a pretty standard flight. Nothing stands out."
Cons: "We were delayed due to mechanical issues, had to wait for a new plane...took a long time - 90+ minutes. However, they kept us in the loop and we knew exactly what to expect. Handled as well as can be expected."
Cons: "A small bag of small pretzel mix was tasty, but there used to be more."
Pros: "Quick and friendly service. No lines through TSA"
Pros: "On time departure and arrival"
Cons: "That you charge to watch the entertainment."
Pros: "The flight was smooth. The crew was great."
Cons: "The snack."
Pros: "The leg space"
Cons: "The crew was wildly rude. Like u can tell it was an overnight flight by their attitudes."
Cons: "Paying for entertainment, it was free from SFO to EWR."
Pros: "Always a good fight, very short."
Cons: "I missed my connecting flight from Newark to Ft. Lauderdale due to a 30 minute weather delay, and then an hour long delay imposed by Newark Airport due to air traffic volume. I had to sleep (barely due to all of the nighttime maintenance going on) on the damn floor by my standby gate because I couldn't afford a hotel and United refused to pay for one."
Pros: "Great staff, gave me utensils so I could eat a yogurt I had brought. Very friendly"
Cons: "No free WiFi as advertised. No tv. Not very comfortable seats"
Pros: "The airplane was quite new. Great comfort in premium economy. Nice range of movies to watch. Food is not the best. A small pág of mix peanuts."
Cons: "No dislikes"
Pros: "Everything was good"
Cons: "Good flight"
Pros: "The blanket was nice. The crew was very friendly."
Cons: "Missed connecting flight due to previous flight delay. Customer service was not very helpful with accommodations."
Pros: "Random seating was okay & the newer planes are nice."
Cons: "The representative at the gates were very unfriendly and rude to passengers. They did not create a welcoming environment. There need to be more outlets in the waiting area and the outlets that are there should work."
Pros: "Crew was good at keeping USB up to date on turbulence and when they would be around to help."
Cons: "The landing. It was rough and abrupt."
Cons: "Every thing else. Over booked flight. Rude agent at check in worst snacks. Charge for TV. Way to cramped in On and on"
Pros: "We were delayed after late boarding because of tornedoes and bad weather, sat for 45minutes on the tarmac, however the entire time after going back to the gate to reset the timer the captain or 1st officer kept the guests advised as to our order in the takeoff queue. Came on many time to report and was very apologetic which I believe kept everyone informed and thus not so anxious. Much appreciated! Even opened up direct tv for all"
Pros: "Very professional employee! Well thought safety equipments"
Pros: "The customer service was friendly in Miami, not so friendly in NJ. the seats were comfortable flight was smooth"
Cons: "THE DELAYS. Both going and returning flights were delayed. I was given attitude by what seemed to be the manager when asked about the bag check in time at the Neward airport."
Pros: "Boarding was easy and there was plenty of overhead space for my carry on luggage"
Cons: "Coach cabin was not spacious at all. Very little leg room and the aisles seemed very cramped. Also, the seats weren't particularly comfortable."
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: "Flight was on time"
Cons: "Seats are way too close...."
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"
Cons: "That I was charged for the flight again or they wouldn't let me on the plane"
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