Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Santa Barbara to Portland
|July||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 24% drop in price.|
|May||Most popular time to fly with an average 14% increase in price.|
Average price round-trip
|$212||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
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Alaska Airlines has waived its change and cancellation fees on flights from Santa Barbara to Portland. Confirm policy on booking site.
Alaska Airlines does not allow booking a middle seat on flights from Santa Barbara to Portland.
The United States has restricted the entry of all foreign nationals who have passed through or have been in China, Iran, Most European Countries (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City), the UK, Ireland, Brazil and South Africa in the past 14 days.
With the exception of certain travelers which includes certain family members of US citizens or permanent residents including; spouses, children (under the age of 21), parents (provided that his/her US citizen or permanent resident child is unmarried and under the age of 21), and siblings (provided that both the sibling and the US citizen or permanent resident are unmarried and under the age of 21);
There is also an exception for travelers with the following visas: A-1, A-2, C-1, C-1/D, C-2, C-3, CR-1, CR-2, D, E-1 (as an employee of TECRO or TECO or the employee's immediate family members), G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, IR-1, IR-4, IH-4, NATO-1 through NATO-4, or NATO-6 visa;
Members of the US Armed Forces, spouses, and children of members of the US Armed Forces;
Travelers with invitation of the USA government for a purpose related to the containment/mitigation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19);
Travelers with documents issued by the US Department of Homeland Security, US Customs and Border Protection, or US Department of State indicating that the traveler is exempt from the restriction;
B1 crew crewmembers that are engaged in lightering, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) activity, wind farm activity, private air/sea crew and other similar crewmember activities;
Students with an F-1 or M-1 visa and their F-2 and M-2 dependents, if they arrive from or have been in Ireland, the UK or Schengen Area in the past 14 days.
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.
Exemptions or waiver to the testing requirements may be granted by the CDC on an extremely limited basis when emergency travel (like an emergency medical evacuation) must occur to preserve someone’s life, health against a serious danger, or physical safety and testing cannot be completed before travel.
US citizens and permanent residents arriving from the UK must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test result issued within 72 hours prior to departure.
Travelers are advised to get tested 3-5 days after travel and stay home and self-quarantine for 7 days after travel. Even if they test negative, they must still stay home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days. If the test is positive, isolate to protect others from getting infected.
Travelers who did not get tested, are advised to stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.
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There are currently 1,095 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in US and 0 deaths as of Feb 24 2021
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An average nonstop flight takes 2h 10m, covering a distance of 785 miles.
There are 22 (nonstop) flights between Santa Barbara and Portland per week, averaging 3 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on United Airlines ($88) and Alaska Airlines ($136), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Alaska Airlines ($137) and Multiple Airlines ($156).
Alaska Airlines (3 times daily) is the most frequent flyer on this route.
From Santa Barbara to Portland, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from Portland back to Santa Barbara , the best deals are generally found on Saturday, with Friday 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 Portland, also known as Portland Airport.
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Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Portland from Santa Barbara up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.
Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "I continue to like Alaska Airlines and their accomadations."
Pros: "Free wine"
Pros: "Got a free carryon."
Pros: "Great steward"
Cons: "Instructions over loud speaker...difficult to understand."
Pros: "Smoothest missed approach and go-around in localized early AM Portland ground fog (I am ATP pilot myself). Bravo - nearly no one else of the passengers even noticed!!"
Cons: "I liked about everything and I will be useing Alaska air line forever"
Pros: "Early arrival"
Cons: "Only water to drink."
Pros: "A good experience overall"
Pros: "Adequate legroom"
Cons: "Nothing to complain about!"
Pros: "The staff was super friendly and the plane was new. It felt brand new."
Pros: "Good space seating !"
Cons: "No complaints !"
Pros: "I love the view from my window, it was as if the plane was following the suset. So I enjoy a beautiful sunset for two hours which was a treat."
Pros: "Loved that I ended up in a seat with no one next to me."
Cons: "1 hour delay. I asked. Front desk said it was due to sfo fog. Me: Isn't it 2017? They have radars now; I have flown from Boston under severe snow storms. Yes. I have."
Pros: "I recoment to fly with them 10. Todo estuvo súper se los recomiendo volar con ellos"
Cons: "Everything was excelent. Se disfruta ver el paisaje"
Cons: "x2 food ($12.00 each ) vouchers for my 4 plus hour layover in Seattle. Then, my luggage did not arrive in Portland, OR. Thus, an 11PM run to Walgreens for the basics, and my son's PJ's for bed. The "window" for delivering my luggage on Sat. was 9am-3pm. I lost about a day total with my new grandson."
Cons: "It was late by 2 hours"
Cons: "Got to SFO -no luggage. Switched to Virgin America in Portland. Two hour layover - it should have made it"
Pros: "Quick, easy, painless."
Pros: "Friendly and very respectful staff"
Cons: "Nothing to complain about"
Cons: "the lost my luggage"
Pros: "Very nice attendant"
Cons: "WiFi didn't work at all. Couldn't open any websites on Gogoinflight."
Pros: "charging outlets"
Pros: "Good beer! Smooth ride."
Pros: "Loved the early arrival, the seamless process."
Pros: "It is ridiculous to be paying a full fare a BD then be charged for luggage! Worst policy going"
Cons: "Better snacks would help you stand out. They are pretty sad ;o)"
Pros: "Crew was very pleasant and friendly"
Cons: "Payment for wifi"
Pros: "I had to return to Portland for a medical emergency and the check in staff were awesome. They made sure that the change fee was waived and that I was okay. I felt that they were sincere and truly cared about my well-being. That cant be faked!!"
Cons: "The landing was extremely rough."
Pros: "Staff was good"
Cons: "Delayed take off and arrival"
Cons: "I didn' t like that the Alaska Airlines lounge doesn't have more food options"
Pros: "Felt like the attendents were on autopilot."
Pros: "Flight was efficient from SBA to PDX but almost 2 hours late on return"
Cons: "Almost a 2 hour delay on return!"
Pros: "Excellent contact from airlines when delayed"
Cons: "Seating comfort. Lacking cushion softness"
Pros: "Flying to and from my destination wifi was awful. Not with the $40."
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: "Nice clean airplanes. Quick and timely flights."
Pros: "Did not have to wait in long lines because of the TSA pre boarding short cut. Love this!"
Pros: "Nothing g"
Cons: "Plane was delayed....which is fine... but when we finally landed, we parked on the tarmac in the rain after 1230am . Had to walk to the airport in the rain and wind. Older people were having trouble walking the distance, I actually went ahead to get a wheelchair for an older lady that I didn't know because there was no one on the tarmac to assist. Very horrible experience and I fly Alaska often. Never have I ever exited the plane on the tarmac in pdx and when I complained to an Alaska worker, she told me it was normal. I fly to PDX once a month and have never exited directly on the tarmac. I will definitely look for any other airline to fly instead of Alaska from now on. I will even fly spirit airlines....that is how much I will never fly Alaska again."
Pros: "I loved the staff and the quickness of flying and boarding. Everyone was very polite and satiafactory to me."
Cons: "There was a malfunction in some electronic computeres on the way home that left us sitting at the airport on the plane for about fifty minutes. And i had to get back to go to work at midnight."
Cons: "Book seats together for parties traveling together."
Pros: "waited for us. We were late from Yuma"
Pros: "Fast boarding"
Cons: "No real headrests on the seats. Not very comfortable."
Pros: "Nice stewards"
Cons: "Gate agents crabbie"
Cons: "Inflight Wifi was spotty"
Cons: "Late boarding, WiFi didn’t work. Small seats. Why do I continue to fly you guys?"
Cons: "They need more space and better food"
Cons: "Cabin temperature"
Cons: "Need to have handheld device to watch entertainment. Terribly uncomfortable. Delay getting out of Dallas."
Pros: "Ease of bording"
Cons: "Your seats are small and you never turn the fasten seatbelt light off"
Cons: "No gogo WiFi"
Cons: "I had very bad emotions sickness from London to Dallas TX. After I got on the plane I asked one crew member if I have any chance to switch the seat to sit by the bathroom because I am very sick, but seems no one cares. They said there is nothing they can do and tell me to get back to my seat. The whole fight I was sick. It was a horrible no crews member were asked me how I felt. No crews member checked me if I were ok. I had fever and so sick. There were late. I never have any bad fight like this forever."
Cons: "We still haven’t left Dayton."
Pros: "Crew was nice and professional."
Cons: "Freezing, one hour wait on the tarmac before takeoff meant one hour delayed arrival. No TVs in seats, no meals on six hour flight."
Cons: "Had terrible seats with no reclines and near the bathroom. They charge extra for better seats, they should offer something in return for below average seats."
Pros: "The pilot was very apologetic about being delayed but we were able to catch the flight because it was delayed for about more than 2 hours."
Cons: "It was cold in the beginning of the flight. We were delayed at the first flight and when we got to the gate there were no one available at the gate to check us in. We had to go to customer service to get on board."
Pros: "Flight crew was pleasant and efficient. Everything was on time."
Cons: "Cramped seats with zero leg room."
Pros: "Got to see The Shape of Water from DFW to PDX in advance of the Oscars! Nice clear image and sound. Thanks American, you've upped your game from a few years back!"
Cons: "My check in bag it’s lost got wrong boarding pass even when I told them I had electronic boarding pass on my phone. Really disappointed with this."
Pros: "The employee who checked me in was very helpful - found my frequent flyer number for another airline and give me a free checked bag."
Pros: "I liked the way the Pilot (Captain) addressed the passengers before and after the flight."
Cons: "The wait at the customer service counter in the terminal at LAX."
Pros: "All went well"
Pros: "I like how quick and efficient the boarding and check in process was."
Cons: "I just wish that if I paid a little more for seats I should get more comfortable and roomier seats is all. Don’t make the seats sit so upright."
Cons: "American completely missed the mark. AA did not successfully change our reservation when the initial leg of our trip was delayed by an hour due to a fuel issue, which caused us to miss your connection in Chicago. Since American partners with Alaskan Airlines, American should have changed my reservations with regards to Alaska Airlines, but they failed to do that. I stood at the Alaskan Airlines counter as the plane left the gate with our empty seats because there was not a ticket. American Airlines did not change a reservation successfully and so although we had boarding passes with our names and seats and the flight number, the plane left without us. I was stranded and Seattle airport at midnight with a child and an infant with one diaper and one bottle left and it was a terrible experience with American Airlines. I do not recommend flying American they cannot get it together when problems happen with delays."
Pros: "The agent at the desk helped seat us together after our disastrous 1st flight. Crew was friendly & upbeat, great service."
Cons: "Old plane No entertainment No place to plug in/charge devices."
Pros: "I slept the entire duration."
Pros: "Flight attendants were polite and friendly during beverage and snack service Seats were clean and recently reupholstered"
Cons: "Two people got removed from the flight for seemingly no particular reason prior to departure, and looked quite unhappy although there were no strong words. Very small seat pitch Long delays for maintenance and runway Annoying ads for AA credit card over the intercom prior to landing No USB ports"
Pros: "Comfortable first class seats for a regional airline, although no food or entertainment. Flight attendants were great, very friendly and they checked up on us often. On time departure and early arrival. American Airlines has always been great for me. Will be back"
Cons: "No food in first class, but it was only a 2 hr flight on a regional"
Pros: "Flight was moved from Philadelphia to Dalllas...no problem"
Cons: "scanty food from Dallas to Porltand"
Pros: "The boarding was super fast as well as exiting, WOW!"
Pros: "Boarding was very quick, they called the groups quickly with no lag time in between."
Cons: "I think this was the most cramped airplane I have been on. It was so uncomfortable and I would think that they would take this into consideration since it was a red eye flight."
Pros: "I got there safe and there was some entertainment"
Cons: "seats small and not real comfortable."
Pros: "The trip was on time and with no issues flying. I really enjoyed the ability to watch a movie...this was AWESOME!"
Cons: "Wow, the seating was VERY tight and I was happy for the TV screen in front of me to keep me busy. All the inflight interruptions on the movie I was watching."
Pros: "All connections-smooth"
Cons: "Only airline we flew that didn’t have pre boarding for families with small children."
Pros: "We did not take this flight when its schedule was moved back, instead taking one LHR-SEA that would get us home at a reasonable hour."
Cons: "The change by British Air in flight departure/arrival times. The resulting adjustment was costly and we were unable to get "extra" seating on the long leg of the trip by the time we were notified of the changes."
Cons: "There is no legroom in coach. I am six foot seven and my knees cram against the seat in front of me to the point my legs go numb."
Pros: "Amazingly, the flight wasn't full and the stewardess let my wife, 2 month old son and me have the last row."
Cons: "Entertainment on AA is sub-par"
Pros: "We moved due to job change and American would not work with us to Change a reservation."
Pros: "Wrong airline, sent me to wrong gate, almost missed the flight. If I wasn't lucky enough to need a wheelchair, I would probably still be in Phx! Not happy at all, to say the least. I had to grease the palms of about 7 different wheelchair pushers. A bad day all around."
Cons: "our flight was delayed, and no other options"
Pros: "On schedule and met all my expectations."
Cons: "No complaints."
Cons: "No complaints."
Cons: "Boarding seemed extremely unorganized. Crew skipped group 2 when calling groups to board, resulting in a mad rush."
Pros: "Nothing unexpected happened"
Pros: "On time."
Cons: "Flight attendants vocally expressed how badly they hated heir jobs. Their service echoed their sentiments."
Cons: "Narrow seats . No plug in for music or phone .. Bare minimum for same cost as better flight"
Cons: "Booked flights together yet sat apart.. kid kicking back of away just uncomfortable"
Cons: "Terminal at LAX requires a bus."
Cons: "Better snacks ...maybe nuts"
Pros: "Thanks for bringing us water when my husband needed to take some medication, some airlines won’t do that."
Cons: "Excessively busy at DIA, seemed under staffed, lines stretching across the airport."
Cons: "The boarding process"
Pros: "Liked the option of multiple snacks rather than being restricted to pretzels."
Cons: "The seat cushion was not very comfortable--like it was squished from having been sat on several too many times."
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: "Got me booked on Delta."
Cons: "Itenirary fell apart and had no good solution."
Cons: "The size of the seats"
Cons: "I miss the good old days where Captain X tells us what’s seeable out the window!"
Pros: "We upgraded to 1st. Ontime departure and arrival."
Cons: "Waiting for bags."
Pros: "Delayed, rude staff"
Pros: "Boarding, service, staff attitudes, on time and deplaning"
Cons: "Poor services and customer support"
Pros: "Without letting me know to a bad one where I had no empty seat next to me I looked to my original seat was given to someone else"
Cons: "Hot cabin"
Cons: "Very tight quarters ..."
Cons: "1. The flights within the US and Canada was delayed. 2. The United Airline staff in San Francisco told me to pick up my luggage when I get to Seattle despite of the fact that my final destination was Vancouver. I questioned the staff about this ata this seemed odd, but he insisted that I pick up my luggage in Seattle. Upon arrival to Seattle I went to the baggage claim area to find out that my luggage was already put through to the connecting airline to Vancouver. This resulted in me having to go through a long line of passengers to do all of the security checks again to enter the international airport gates. This almost resulted in me missing my connecting flight to Vancouver. The only saving grace was that the flight was delayed by another hour. 3. Changes made on my connecting flights were only given to me during my check in at Auckland. My previous booking was Auckland -San Francisco - Portland - Vancouver. The boarding pass I was given in Auckland omitted Portland and was changed to Seattle. I was never informed about this by United Airlines. 4. United Airlines website NOT allowing me to log in using my e-mail."
Cons: "All good"
Pros: "United canceled my flightl"
Cons: "United canceled my flightl"
Pros: "We arrived safely at PDX"
Cons: "We left 3 hrs late, arrived very late at night, I did not get home until 2 a.m. There was no apology. There were no plugs for computers in the back of the plane and I got stuck between a fat person to my left and a fat person in front of me who leaned their seat back as far as possible. It was hideous."
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: "N/A due to them rerouting my itinerary."
Cons: "N/A due to them rerouting my itinerary."
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: "Clean comfortable, friendly service"
Pros: "No big incident, was offered a small bag of pretzels, complimentary."
Cons: "Seats have uncomfortably small spacing."
Pros: "Always a good fight, very short."
Cons: "Too many delays, nothing was offered. Nothing was given or comp; Food, water, bags, seat upgrades, not flying untied again"
Cons: "Again, seats are too close front to back."
Cons: "The boarding process is ridiculously slow. Why not load from the back row first? Then you wouldn't have 150 people behind one slowpoke. You could cut the boarding process time by 90%."
Pros: "The helpfulness of the representative at HNL."
Cons: "Last minute 17 hr "delay" Screwed out of an entire day in Hawaii. Dream vacation ruined. No car, no hotel, no time to see Honolulu. Awful."
Pros: "Good service = being on time. The bar is low these days I guess, I was so pleasantly surprised that BOTH of my flights on my roundtrip using UNITED had no delays. Thank you!"
Cons: "Not everyone got to check their luggage (I made it though, so personally I am happy, but it was a close call and I really didn't want to have to wait at baggage claim.)"
Pros: "Getting home."
Pros: "3 hous of waiting after our original departure time. Gave us free tv though so that's nice."
Pros: "Excellent as expected."
Pros: "The crews everyone was caring, respectful, and professional. I don't see anything to improve, they are that good, including the pilots!"
Cons: "I can't think of anything really."
Pros: "Easy to print ticket, United employees readily available."
Pros: "On time and people nice"
Cons: "Everything. Very good"
Cons: "It was delayed by 3 hrs"
Cons: "It was an enjoyable trip, no complaints whatsoever."
Pros: "Same as above."
Cons: "Same as above."
Pros: "Seats were fairly comfortable"
Cons: "Only one free snack option and I don't like ranch flavor. A bag of popped corn is $4"
Cons: "The seats didnt have a lot or room."
Cons: "Why does it take 45 minutes to board a plane? Way too long."
Pros: "3 seats shared by 2 psgngrs. Clear window."
Cons: "Couldn't give me a 1st class upgrade for NO reason??? I said "Please""
Pros: "As a pilot i don't care about the food, never eat it. I care about safe aviating and that we had all the way down to minimums into New Orleans."
Cons: "Don't much like being treated like cattle, but compared to flying my own aircraft this is practically free and totally safe."
Airlines flying from Santa Barbara to Portland 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 Portland
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Santa Barbara to Portland
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Santa Barbara to Portland
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Santa Barbara to Portland
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Santa Barbara to Portland