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Low season

April Best time to beat the crowds with an average 17% drop in price.

High season

May Most popular time to fly with an average 23% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$212 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$128 or less

Good deal one-way

$92 or less

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  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $92 or less one-way and $128 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from Santa Barbara to Seattle was found 37 days before departure, on average.
  • Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be April, May and June. The cheapest month to fly is April.
  • Morning departure is around 12% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
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Top 3 airlines serving Santa Barbara to Seattle/Tacoma Intl

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.3
Alaska Airlines
Overall score based on 29,258 reviews
8.5
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.8
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "We left a little late but arrived early, great job Alaska!"

Pros: "Food was close by."
Cons: "The chargers in the chairs didn't work."

Pros: "Comfort and a warm plane."
Cons: "N/a"

Pros: "Boarding was quick"
Cons: "Some of the stewardesses were talking loudly in the back of the plane. Was disturbing for those trying to rest!"

Pros: "Efficient loading and unloading and bags were ready quickly"

Pros: "Pilot information/announcements."

Pros: "Very accommodating staff"

Pros: "Space on plane and staff"
Cons: "Na"

Cons: "We were asked to exit the plane at Tarmac and I was traveling with 2 little children. There were a lot of stairs to get off the plane and then walk back to terminal and then a lot of stairs were there to get back to terminal. I was hurting in my knee and my kids ears were hurting badly because the pressure was not controlled while landing. It was a very bad experience and I will definitely think twice about flying Alaska again."

Cons: "CHARGE TO MUCH ON OVER WEIGHT PACKED."

Pros: "Well organized. Efficient. Good round trip BNA-SEA. My first experience with Alaska, but definitely not my last."

Pros: "Easy Access"
Cons: "The All of the business in the Ontario airport were closed at 3pm."

Pros: "Everything was wonderful and thank you for making it a positive experience."

Pros: "Nice people"
Cons: "NA"

Pros: "Everyone was nice"

Pros: "I liked that there were outlets on the seatbacks so that you could charge your electronic devices."

Pros: "Arrived early"

Pros: "It landed safely."
Cons: "The surprise baggage fees. The big wad of chewed gum on the back of the seat in front of me. Clean your plane, please."

Pros: "Very smooth, no issues, took care of bags very well."

Pros: "Having a place to plug in our iPhone and large luggage compartments. The airplane was very comfortable."

Pros: "We left early and arrived early."
Cons: "Vents were weak. Way too warm."

Cons: "IT WAS DELAYED 1 HOUR AND 50 MINUTES WITH NO EXPLANATION AND NO EMAIL WARNING,,DIDN'T FIND OUT TILL AT THE GATE COULD HAVE DONE SOMETHING ELSE FOR 2 HOURS OTHER THAN SITTING AT GATE,,,"

Pros: "Having outlets and usb plugs available for each seat"

Pros: "Too cold!"

Pros: "Love how there are individual usb chargers at every seat. Snacks are reasonably priced."

Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "The plane was too hot"

Cons: "The plane was freezing. I fly very frequently, never seen anything like that. Got sick."

Pros: "Fast"
Cons: "Na"

Pros: "The lady who check me in was very sweet and took care of me. I give her 5 stars"

Cons: "no wifi"

Pros: "Friendly people"
Cons: "Old planes"

Pros: "Pilot was fantastic and explained everything clearly."

Pros: "We were very satisfied overall."

Pros: "Friendly and helpful staff"
Cons: "Nothing to comment on"

Pros: "Very friendly"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "To cramped for the tall"

Cons: "A child crying the whole trip behind my seat. No effort by mother to stop child from crying"

Cons: "No window in the window seat! Just a blank panel. Severely disappointed."

Cons: "They sent my bag to Santa Barbara."

Pros: "Best airline I've flown on. Curtis staff, comfortable accommodations and just an overall positive experience. Keep up the good work."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "got there"
Cons: "the brat in front of me screaming"

Pros: "Free wine"

Pros: "Smooth flight arrived ahead of schedule."

Pros: "Food was good."
Cons: "Changed gate, very late."

Pros: "Perfect"
Cons: "Nothing. All good"

Pros: "It was so easy. It makes a huge dif. I love it"

Pros: "The grew"
Cons: "None"

Pros: "Comfort, clean, timely and friendly. .. much better than a recent experience on another budget airline."
Cons: "Paid for wi-fi in order to do some work, but couldn't get a decent enough connection to even check email."

Pros: "Yes!"
Cons: "No more comments!"

Cons: "They already know they will have a delay but they don’t act before happen"

Pros: "Nicole and I really like the Economy Plus seating with the extra legroom. It is a good compromise between sitting in cramped Economy seating and spending way too much money in Business Class."
Cons: "I wish that the Seattle Tacoma Airport has an Admiral's Club Lounge. Actually, I might as well fess up... I wish that EVERY airport had an Admiral's Club Lounge. I also wish it would be possible to "gift" miles to family members. I would love to have my son and daughter-in-law take advantage of my miles to go on a honeymoon."

Cons: "Bigger seats"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

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

Cons: "Better snacks."

Cons: "Wider seating"

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

Cons: "Healthy snack options"

Pros: "nice entertainment when you use the AA app."
Cons: "Unbelievable turbulent and bumpy ride. Not AA's fault but the question was "how was the trip?" It was a white-knuckle ride."

Pros: "that it's over."
Cons: "sat on tarmac for 45 minutes! AFTER landing... unacceptable."

Cons: "Delayed for an hour"

Pros: "No issues - which is what I expect"
Cons: "USB chargers on seats"

Pros: "comfortable seats"
Cons: "food"

Cons: "Well organized loading, consistent beverage service"

Cons: "Weather related, mostly, so not AA’s fault"

Pros: "Ease of bording"

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

Pros: "One of the few non-stop flights between Seattle and Philadelphia. Convenient times for my travel needs"
Cons: "There are 9 boarding groups some of which have no one in them. I don't understand why. Seats don't have screens for entertainment so you have to use your own device to. Make sure you have extra batteries since there is no power to charge on board."

Pros: "Nothing!!!"
Cons: "The seat in front of me reclined so far that the guy in that seat had his head less than a foot from my face and my knees were being smashed by his seat. Very painful."

Pros: "One nickel hostess"
Cons: "PAID FR UPGRADDED SESTS AND THEY WETE GIVEN TO LATE ARRIVALS."

Pros: "Other passengers"
Cons: "It was terribly hot and the attendants didn’t serve us regularly. The skipped us when we wanted cold water:"

Pros: "Both the departing and returning flights departed in schedule and arrived a solid half hour early. Staff was accommodating and friendly, and very helpful with me juggling luggage and a toddler by myself."

Pros: "The fight was not over crowded."

Pros: "seating assignment"
Cons: "wish the crews were more pleasant. some were pretty rude to some passengers"

Pros: "The aircratf and on time operation"
Cons: "Gate agents not following AA.com policies to charge extra fees"

Pros: "Was on time."
Cons: "Not eventful."

Pros: "seemed more comfortable on this plane, still squishy."
Cons: "really.. a 6 hour flight with just a cookie.."

Pros: "Nothing!"
Cons: "it was not BA flight American Airlines. For a 6-hour cross-country flight, there was no entertainment of any kind. More than that, no blanket or a pillow was available which made the trip so much worse. Worst of all, the last 90 minutes of the flight all the toilets ran out of water so they can't even be flushed. First time I have ever come across such a problem. Absolutely terrible."

Cons: "Left s half hour late because they had to shift cargo, then we taxied on the runway for what seemed like a half hour. My wife and I purchased our tickets in July but could never pick our seats and ended up 9 rows apart."

Pros: "Early for arrival!! Love that!"

Cons: "no charging station"

Cons: "Dry / borderline rude staff and hostess. Dated plane. Tiny seats. But that is pretty much the baseline of airlines in the US. When will carriers start to take note from International carriers..leaps and bounds ahead."

Cons: "close it!"

Pros: "Long walk and less than an hour. Very difficult for senior. No assistan e available."
Cons: "The pain from carrying bag between gates"

Pros: "Delayed"

Cons: "Longer flights should have screens in the headrests"

Cons: "Bad as above"

Cons: "Going through immigration in Dallas is a disaster. The wait is eternal. None-US passengers seemed to get processed faster."

Pros: "seat comfortable enough"
Cons: "unbelievably tightly spaced seats. Incredibly uncomfortable to have knees pushed into seat ahead - - so tight almost impossible to get feet under seat."

Pros: "There was movie available"
Cons: "-There were no Blankets for coach even though I wasn't feeling good at all."

Pros: "left and arrived on time. helpful staff. no glitches. reasonably comfortable."
Cons: "i did not rate food and entertainment because i did not partake."

Pros: "Free beverage"
Cons: "My bag was lost and it still hasn't showed up at the airport. Seems like I would get some kind of credit of some kind for this inconvenience."

Pros: "The pilot was charming, and really hugged Mt. Rainier on the way in - Made for an incredible view in the moonlight!"

Cons: "Delays"

Pros: "I got home"
Cons: "No tvs"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "See above comments"

Cons: "3rd flight with AA this year. Luggage damaged for second time."

Cons: "The crew was talking very loudly so I couldn't sleep. It's a red eye flight! People are trying to sleep!!"

Pros: "Everything was great except for the food."
Cons: "The hamburger bun was hard as a rock."

Pros: "Every day they take more away from us....the paying customer. ALL major carriers are becoming LCC ( low cost carriers ). Are there no real domestic airlines left. I REALLY miss Continental."
Cons: "I used to enjoy flying. Now I dtead it. There is NOTHING to look forward to. These days you get to pick lhe lesser of all evils. Is there an airline out there that REALLY wants me as a customer???"

Pros: "Very smooth fligh and very friendly and helpful staff"
Cons: "The seats were extremely crammed and there were no movies or shows without purchase"

Pros: "On time"

Cons: "Very tight quarters ..."

Pros: "Service and flighr smooth"

Cons: "Delays"

Pros: "I arrived safely."
Cons: "It's a zoo. It's a DIY of checking in and checking your bags in. No staff is around to help. You are on your own. Unorganized."

Cons: "My seat had garbage on the seat, on the floor and in the front pocket"

Cons: "Late late late. Had to run to get my connection. Not Uniteds fault though. SFO too busy. Will avoid in future."

Pros: "The two people that helped."
Cons: "That United had NO remorse for our inconvenience and offered NO compensations."

Pros: "Everyone and everything was great"

Cons: "All good"

Pros: "Delay"
Cons: "Delays"

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."

Cons: "Staff was not overly friendly and carried few smiles."

Pros: "Always a good fight, very short."

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

Pros: "Not much, except maybe the price."
Cons: "Rude ground staff (air staff were nice). Several delays and not organized at all."

Pros: "Cheap fare"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Staff was rude and it was some what ok"

Pros: "The morning cookie was good."
Cons: "It was dirty."

Pros: "Alaska's coach seats were a dream compared to united"

Pros: "No charging docks on plane as military duffle bag open with clothing hanging out on arrival ~ not sure if anything stolen but the threat is very real and it's unacceptable for military bags to be delivered in that manner"

Pros: ".same as above."
Cons: "Second leg was delayed an hour to replace an O2 tank in the back. I understand that things break, but waiting an hour for a "simple fix" is a bit much"

Cons: "Again, upgraded to first to be more comfortable now that i had food posioning, the seats were so hard my back and butt. Not doing that again."

Pros: "I arrived"
Cons: "Tsa yelled and embarrassed me for no reason, expensive food, janky airplane, no ammenities"

Cons: "Showed up at airport w 2 15 yr olds traveling alone. We're told we needed to pay $150 each way. We were NOT told when tix were purchased. Accused of lying about the girls ages when we booked. Tix were booked and paid by two different parents and times. Agent relented and waived fee. At the gate we were again challenged and had to go thru it all again. No more United for us!"

Cons: "Confusions on dates from Internet. Your site usually sets its own dates without confirming."

Cons: "delayed"

Cons: "Charge for tv!"

Cons: "I nearly missed getting a cup of ice as the refreshment cart went up the isle. The attendant tried to give me a small sack of "snacks" instead. I had to repeat myself, over the back of our seats, two more times before I got my cup of ice. I said Thanks! But the look on the attendant's (male, black) face said I wasn't "welcome"."

Cons: "Should load the plane from the back rather from the front. People in the back can sort their stuff while still be able to load people into the front."

Cons: "Having to pay for Internet sucks"

Cons: "They lost my suitcase."

Pros: "Same as above statement."
Cons: "Pilot landed the plane a little on the rough side. The Tarmac was definitely felt."

Cons: "."

Cons: "N/a"

Pros: "While waiting in the terminal for everyone to board and the plane to be cleared you got your options of watching everything on the Direct TV headrest screens. It was interesting to see what people watched at 1am (4am my time)."
Cons: "Received another handful of snack mix, which was fine. At least I knew not to eat it this time. Once the plan took off, the headrest screens asked you to pay some ridiculous amount of money to watch them for the hour that we were on the plan. I wasn't surprised, but I never found out who killed the lady in my show. Bummer."

Cons: "Horrible overlay"

Cons: "My luggage got lost! No water offered!"

Pros: "it was very comfortable"

Cons: "No room in the seating, nor in the overhead."

Pros: "same as above"

Pros: "I would like to have a movie for free"

Cons: "You had to buy food or snacks and buy tv connection seats are super uncomfortable"

Pros: "Lining up in groups"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Large plane very comfortable"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "The check in was very easy. The staff was friendly."

Pros: "Though a little expensive the snack boxes had a good selection of items."
Cons: "There were no complementary movies or tv shows or even music."

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