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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 6h 55m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Alaska Airlines ($303) and American Airlines ($313)
From Santa Barbara to Raleigh, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Raleigh back to Santa Barbara , the best deals are generally found on Monday, with Thursday 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 Raleigh Raleigh-Durham, also known as Raleigh Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Boarding got very weird. Having B, C and D boarding groups, all of which sound the same over a loudspeaker, made for some confusion."
Cons: "This was an old aircraft with very uncomfortable seats (even in first). Was not worth paying for the upgrade, especially for a red-eye."
Cons: "45 minute delayed departure due to maintenance documentation issue"
Cons: "It could be better if the airplane would serve complement food."
Pros: "Much shorter flight than was orginally scheduled, on time."
Cons: "Free drinks, but no free snacks, and purchased food options were minimal. If you’re hypoglycemic, bring you own food."
Cons: "2 hour delay for mechanical issues with a door latch. Shouldn’t they inspect these things prior to boarding passengers! Very displeased."
Pros: "Boarding on time. Arrival on time. Clean plane. Decent leg room (I'm tall). Smooth flight."
Cons: "Seat didn't go back. But the one in front sure did."
Pros: "I'm not sure who did it but I got bumped up to First Class. In the plane I was greeted by one of the pilots and an attendant that offered me a bottle of water and a hot towel. I just finished a long hot day in Texas, and the courtesy and comfort I received on the flight just made my day."
Cons: "Too comfortable to notice anything"
Cons: "No one would help quiet the screaming 4 yr old behind us. It was the red eye. Offer them a snack since the was screaming he was hungry."
Pros: "Always felt safe. Crew was friendly."
Cons: "The Gogo app would not play movies. I even deleted and downloaded again and nothing. Made for a long flight. The air was was turned down so low I couldn’t feel it or provide fresh air to counter the offensive body oder of the person next to me. My vent was fully open. Flight delayed."
Pros: "Flight was fibe"
Cons: "30 minutes taxing on arrival"
Cons: "The fight delayed almost three hours, and I almost missed my flight to Shenzhen!"
Pros: "The two of us were originally set to sit apart, but the staff helped us and for our seats together! We were bey grateful."
Pros: "I liked being able to carry on my bag that I purchased from the airport just so I wouldn’t have to check a bag. Spent a good sum of money doing so."
Cons: "Checking my bag just so the airport could charge us more money."
Cons: "The fact that Alaska screw up my flight and I wasn't able to fligh. Now they give another flight for 2 days after. I wil never fly with them anymore, nor I recommend anybody to fly with Alaska airlines."
Pros: "Flying out of Santa Barbara was easy and the staff was super helpful and nice. I would do it again."
Pros: "Everyone who works for the airline seems to have a wonderful attitude. It truly is service with a smile. Great experience."
Cons: "Nothing to dislike."
Pros: "This crew went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable. They provided help when I needed it with my 16 month old. Best crew I have had in quite some time!"
Pros: "Very friendly crew."
Pros: "Direct flight"
Cons: "We were late to board and take off."
Pros: "Flight departed a bit late and arrived early, good crew for departure and arrival, and in-flight service was very friendly."
Cons: "Sat in an exit row, and the seat cushion was essentially non-existent. I would rate the comfort as below poor if possible, which is really a shame given that everything else on the flight was a good experience."
Cons: "Free wifu"
Pros: "A first class upgrade is always welcome"
Cons: "The seat 110 volt outlet would no work with my 130 Watt laptop charger"
Pros: "My first time flying on Alaska Airlines and was very pleased with the crew and comfort of your plane. Hope to fly Alaska again."
Pros: "Same as before."
Cons: "long delay before depaarture"
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."
Pros: "Cabin crew were very cheerful and glad to see us board the plane as asked. Ground crew thanked everyone with a smile and said our names."
Cons: "Paying for food"
Cons: "the lost my luggage"
Pros: "After traveling on United earlier this week and having a horrific experience, Alaska airlines was the complete opposite. I had no problem making connecting flights, and all your staff was very friendly And helpful! I only wish you were in the southwestern part of the country as I live in Tennessee!"
Pros: "Left early, arrived early"
Cons: "Tell me about the entertainment software before we get to the airport."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "One attendant unhappy"
Pros: "Crew was very pleasant and friendly"
Cons: "Payment for wifi"
Pros: "There was nothing out of the ordinary for this trip. I paid for my ticket and I got a ride to Salt Lake."
Cons: "Alaska Airline trip was nothing special at all. I did notice more people did not look the crew in the eye as much as in past trips. Passengers seemed more timid than normal engage a crew member, opting more to keep to themselves."
Pros: "This was our first time using Alaska Airlines and they were great! Checking in online was easy. Flight attendants and other staff were friendly and seemed to have your best interest in mind. My husband and I had a 20 hour layover in LA coming back from Costa Rica and we asked if we would have to pay another fee to recheck our bag for the second flight. They were very understanding and waived the fee since our overnight stay in LA was technically a layover and we had previously made the whole reservation for both flights at once using their company. Overall we liked our experience with Alaska and would definitely use them again!"
Pros: "Great Upbeat Crew makes for a pleasant flight!"
Pros: "In flight wifi"
Cons: "Some of the flight crew have very poor attitudes. I mean it's your job to be of service for your patrons. If you don't like doing that, find another job!"
Pros: "ThE Alaska Airlines crew were actually friendly and helpful. It seemed like there was more legroom on the flight, too. Very nice for a change."
Cons: "We had a great experience, no negative comments."
Pros: "Flight was efficient from SBA to PDX but almost 2 hours late on return"
Cons: "Almost a 2 hour delay on return!"
Pros: "I enjoyed a special offer of upgrade to the first class."
Pros: "Good service"
Cons: "The airline changed flights and somehow lost my original seats, staying on the flight cost additional money beyond the original price so that we could sit together as a family. Every time I fly I have another reason to tell friends and family not to fly."
Pros: "Nothing...the seats were to small"
Cons: "I am a retired Veteran and they made me pay for luggage--versus Active Duty which got free luggage...ridiculous"
Pros: "Both my flights were great, and especially my outgoing flight from Chicago, the attendants at the gate were amazing. I don't think I've ever met more helpful, nice attendants--nothing seemed rushed, and they were helpful and happy. Similarly, the attendants on the flight were really nice and cheerful. Flights left on time, and I got in early on my first flight. I've flown a lot in the last year, but this was one of my better experiences with an airline. Check-in was really easy too."
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: "Nice clean airplanes. Quick and timely flights."
Pros: "Fell asleep"
Pros: "Everything was how should be"
Cons: "I like how you are now."
Cons: "Sit with my actually girlfriend that I bought tickets with"
Pros: "This was the best plane I’ve ever been on. 737-800"
Cons: "My tv didn’t work my WiFi didn’t work and no beverage service"
Pros: "Crew, clean toilets, quality of food/beverages served, punctuality (arrived early), entertainment"
Cons: "Cold temp/a bit cramped in economy, plane landing was rough!"
Pros: "Premium seating made a huge difference. Even though I am petite, I had a laptop, tablet and work that had to go under the seat in front of me, and I still had plenty of legroom."
Cons: "The seatback offered free streaming of AA entertainment on my tablet, but when I opened the browser and selected entertainment, the only option was to pay $9.95, so I just watched downloaded Netflix episodes. Plus the movies offered on AA streaming didn't look especially good."
Cons: "Late boarding, WiFi didn’t work. Small seats. Why do I continue to fly you guys?"
Cons: "Gate person could have been more accommodating given I was not supplied a boarding pass. Had to get seat assigned at gate and she was irritated that I did not have a boarding pass. On plane stewardess was indifferent to issues with chairv and my attempt to change seat."
Pros: "Nice gate agent was holding the plane for some of us who were running from International connections"
Cons: "Wish the plane was a little cooler while passengers were boarding"
Cons: "delayed and lost luggage! thanks"
Cons: "They need more space and better food"
Pros: "Ease of bording"
Pros: "Food and service was very good."
Cons: "Relocating us to vacant seats so that we weren't crammed all together."
Cons: "Horrible food"
Cons: "Entirely too crowded."
Pros: "Finnair uses the American Airlines flight for this destination. Non-stop flight Raleigh to Heathrow (round trip).. Fantastic, on time and comfortable aircraft."
Cons: "It would have been easier to book our seat assignments if Fdfinnair had directed us to contact American Airlines directly to get seat assignments. Could not pre-select through Finnair. If you did not want the meat meal the vegetarian meals on both flights included mushrooms...not into fungi."
Pros: "Flt attendent was really nice, friendly, courteous"
Cons: "Flt not on time. A/C did not work properly."
Pros: "No complaints at all. Comfortable and on time."
Pros: "Good flight. Fairly comfortable flight. Attendants Were friendly and helpful."
Cons: "The movie was mediocre. Biscuit cookie was tasteless. Would prefer peanuts or pretzels."
Pros: "The smooth boarding process and the enterainment."
Cons: "The limited food option. In general, there's not much vegetables. The food is either a pasta dish (quite heavy) or a meat dish with potatoes or rice."
Pros: "Flt on time. Arrived on time"
Cons: "A young child screemed constantly. Not sure how you would address. Have had kids so been there"
Pros: "Crew was friendly and boarding was smooth"
Cons: "Plane took off a little late but not enough to mess up my plans"
Cons: "Too little room for legs and cabin was colder than usual."
Pros: "Always delayed. Always check my carry on. Which equals me being late to where I'm going."
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "on time"
Cons: "very cold"
Cons: "When I finally got a seat on the plane, it was fine. The lady at the counter was very helpful!! She helped me get on a flight since LATAM had changed my flight until the next day."
Pros: "LIKED NOTHING. 5.5 hour delay on a redeye?! What's to like?"
Cons: "EVERYTHING was poorly handled by AA for this delay. You're at LAX, no pilot? no 1st officer? Where's the planning? And we boarded the plane on time, deboarded the plane, they gave us warm drinks and pretzels and cookies to tide us over. 5.5 hours later? we take off. Nothing AA did was done right for the customer."
Pros: "We were able to be put in an exit row which was great - especially since my husband and I are very tall and it was a cross-country flight."
Cons: "I find it ridiculous that on a cross-country flight they can't even offer pretzels or peanuts. There was NOTHING!!!! I have been on short hops on other airlines and you get something."
Pros: "Direct Flight from LAX to RDU on a redeye."
Cons: "Delayed 5.5 hours at LAX. Boarded on time, waited at gate for 1.5 hours and then had to get off. During our delay waiting for a 1st Officer, the Captain times out. NO BACKUP CAPTAINS or 1st OFFICERS AT LAX? Then miraculously during our 3rd hour waiting for a Captain they discovered the 1st Officer was going to time out. So, rather than KNOW this while searching for a Captain, they waited for 3 hours and then had to find a 1st Officer to fill in. Result 2.5 more hours of delay. Even the Flight crew was in disbelief on this one. I think we should all get reimbursed and triple miles for this snafu. Not weather or mechanical - just poorly managed time -- BY A MAJOR AIRLINE - INEXCUSABLE!"
Pros: "- Departure and arrival ahead of schedule - Great entertainment system and choices"
Cons: "- Rather uncomfortable seats and minimal leg room for a 5'11'' / 180 lbs passenger - Flight attendants were superficial (continuously overlooked / ignored me on the service cycles), I was seated on the window."
Pros: "Flight was on time and service was good"
Pros: "The crew was decent.....better on the London to Raleigh flight, the crew on the Raleigh to London flight were not very nice at ALL."
Cons: "I did not like that the ticket I purchased was a British Airways flight, but it was operated by American Airlines. The plane was SO outdated....it didn't even have personal screens. And the movies they played were old. I mean the Devil Wears Prada...COME ON!!!!! Also, the food on the way to London was extremely disappointing. I had chose the pasta with vegetables, and it was macaroni and cheese with broccoli. And not good macaroni, but more like the kind you make for your kids."
Cons: "Someone had been sick on the plane. They cleaned it up but it still had a pretty decent residual odor to bear in an hour plus long flight."
Pros: "Crew, food and entertainment."
Cons: "Seats are toght. Just an inch more would have made a long flight much better."
Pros: "Great movie selection, including ones currently in theaters."
Cons: "Only received pretzels for snacks, while others received cookies."
Pros: "I was able to fall asleep and we didn't have to wait at the dock very long. Arrived on time and no delays."
Cons: "They flight attendant I had who took my drink order seemed distracted and basically threw my pretzels down on my tray table."
Pros: "The service was excellent, and we arrived ahead of schedule."
Cons: "AA was slow to act or communicate and was half hearted in their attempt to make up for the cancelled flight"
Pros: "No delays, speedy boarding and off boarding."
Cons: "Nothing..it was great."
Pros: "On time."
Cons: "Flight attendants vocally expressed how badly they hated heir jobs. Their service echoed their sentiments."
Pros: "Flight was on time"
Cons: "Boarding is typical disorderly. Seating us getting smaller."
Pros: "Baggage handling is very slow. Speed it up with baggage manager changes."
Cons: "Baggage handling is very skow."
Pros: "Great customer service and attention"
Cons: "No inflight entertainment"
Pros: "Getting there"
Cons: "Waiting 2.5 hours bc flight attendant didn't show up"
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "That I made it alive."
Cons: "I lost my keys and not one single person has contacted me about my lost set of keys, even when I left my contact info with them."
Cons: "Flight delay, awful boarding, had to switch planes, no entertainment, no free wifi"
Pros: "on time"
Cons: "cramped, no overhead space due to "backpacks and jackets" on inconsiderate passengers"
Pros: "Excellent experience & return flight on airbus plane was fantastic, reduced flight time by 1 hour. Great trip, thank you United Airlines"
Cons: "All great"
Cons: "All our chosen seats were disregarded the entire way from Munich back to Raleigh because the airline was switched to United. My family was separated on all flights, even though we chose seats over a month in advance."
Cons: "A/C was too cold. We paid for Coach Plus but it doesn’t provide benefits equal to other airlines, such as free checked bag and priority boarding."
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: "Orderly, quick, ontime boarding"
Cons: "Not being able to bring a carryon."
Pros: "Short and sweet"
Cons: "Delayed due to ice"
Pros: "Staff was on point!!! Awesome"
Pros: "The roominess of the plane. Awesome."
Pros: "The efficiency and professionalism was excellent. Both legs of my trip went great!"
Pros: "I liked the check-in and waiting area at the airport."
Cons: "I did not like that we had to walk so much to the new gate assignment."
Cons: "Very tight quarters ..."
Pros: "Better than I expected, given the bad publicity of late"
Cons: "My aisle seat has miniscule foot room"
Pros: "I was excited to hear about the private screening"
Cons: "The connection was horrible and the movie stopped every couple of minutes"
Pros: "That I got home"
Cons: "Never made it to destination"
Pros: "One of us had the last seat on the plane even though they were reserved almost a month ago. However we had signed up for basic economy so that was not a shock. What was a shock was that water was dripping from the top side track onto his lap and he had to use the provided brochures to redirect the dripping water. The steward said it was condensation and that was it. Also, since it was next to bathroom, the smell wasn't great and the small child screaming while waiting to get into the bathroom wasn't pleasant."
Cons: "Delayed almost 3 hours after a 5 hour layover."
Pros: "The entire process went well."
Pros: "I ctually no complain but the wifi not free"
Cons: "All good"
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: "We've arrived just on time!! really liked the service"
Pros: "Captain was very friendly and took ownership of delay for United"
Cons: "Delays at newark due to President in area. Would rather of just been told of delay hours prior so I could have spent the extra time with my family. Apparently the delay was known about"
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: "No big incident, was offered a small bag of pretzels, complimentary."
Cons: "Seats have uncomfortably small spacing."
Pros: "Always a good fight, very short."
Pros: "I could upgrade to a good seat closer to the front. And I was the only one in my row maybe because people had canceled their flights. lol boarding was quick and simple. Good amount of over head space and room. Def easy going simple and had no issues"
Cons: "We only got cups of room temperature water I had to ask for ice and one passenger during boarding was on their phone being disruptive and loud and no one asked him to be quiet seeing as everyone was visibly annoyed."
Cons: "Too many delays, nothing was offered. Nothing was given or comp; Food, water, bags, seat upgrades, not flying untied again"
Pros: "The staff at the receptionist at the gate is extremely nice. It was easy to check in then I had to take Oxygen on board so it was more And the usual kind of check in"
Pros: "Friendly staff, on time, small snack was good"
Cons: "Very little space in seat"
Cons: "My baggage was lost and after a long day that's the last thing you wanna hear....but someone delivered it to me 2 hours away first thing the next morning."
Cons: "I get that it's the weather but this whole experience has been hectic. I have been bounced around 3-4 different flights in the last 12 hours yet have boarded 0 to get to where I am going. Each one canceled then delayed then missed because of the delay and re-routed. It just seems like a free for all."
Pros: "Everyone was very nice"
Cons: "I was up all nite. Could have used a cup of joe."
Pros: "The staff was efficient, friendly, funny and honest. Smooth landing, great service. Thank you!"
Pros: "Efficiency was great!"
Cons: "Seats somewhat uncomfortable."
Pros: "I was impressed with the fact that our crew initiated an alternate route so we could actually get to RDU when things had been pretty dicey. Excellent flying and landing under difficult circumstances."
Pros: "Delayed bc of weather."
Pros: "The personal tv"
Cons: "Having to pay an extra fee just to watch whatever I wanted"
Pros: "Good and frequent updates on delays and changes."
Cons: "No reasons for delays."
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: "Besides taking off late, the worst part was the new seats are the smallest ever. I could not sit without my knees jammed into the seat in front of me, and on both legs, Ithe seats were narrow that the people next to me and I were overlapping shoulders - that was a first. Unless its flights in the future are significantly advantageous, United's losing my business. It's not worth saving a few bucks to me to be so uncomfortable."
Pros: "Easy process, no issues. Pilot handled turbulence well, landed pretty smoothly. It was a good trip."
Cons: "No complaint except the trash other passengers left on the plan."
Pros: "Had the row to myself in Economy Plus. Beautiful afternoon skies. Easy and comfortable."
Pros: "Enjoyed the small size of the Raleigh airport."
Airlines flying from Santa Barbara to Raleigh have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
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