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Low season

October Best time to beat the crowds with an average 29% drop in price.

High season

December Most popular time to fly with an average 41% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$412 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$259 or less

Good deal one-way

$167 or less

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  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $167 or less one-way and $259 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from Santa Barbara to Tampa was found 89 days before departure, on average.
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  • High season is considered to be November, December and January. The cheapest month to fly is October.

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Top 3 airlines serving Santa Barbara to Tampa

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Alaska Airlines
Overall score based on 29,231 reviews
Airline reviews

Pros: "Excellent customer service by the flight attendants. Easy to drop off baggage once tagged. Great smooth flight."
Cons: "Once again we were told the wrong baggage claim carousel on board the plane. This seems to happen everytime I fly Alaska. If it is changes they need to announce it downstairs in baggage instead of people having to realize on their own. I had picked my seats online when I made my reservation and when I went to check in they were not assigned to me and I had to pick again. My original seats were not available. Doesn’t make sense to have me pick seats and then take them away. The flight was not full so that was not the issue."

Pros: "Staff was professional but not warm. Boarding was easy and the timing was great."
Cons: "Cramped. Absolutely no leg room and I’m 5 foot 2 inches. The bathroom filled up so no one could use the facilities for the last hour of flight."

Pros: "We left on time and arrived on time"
Cons: "No complaints"

Pros: "TSA pre-cleared me so I didn't even have to take off my shoes and there wad no one else in line in front of me. Alaska Airlines has comfortable seats with lots of leg room. We didn't get fed but there were many choices of movies and t.v. shows to watch."

Pros: "Crew was friendly and helpful"
Cons: "Sitting in the back"

Pros: "Flying out of Santa Barbara was easy and the staff was super helpful and nice. I would do it again."

Pros: "No delays; friendly and professional staff; clean aircraft!"
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Great Trip"

Pros: "Nonstop to Tampa Nice"

Pros: "It was a short flight. The overhead bins weren't overloaded."
Cons: "Boarding was a hassle. The flight was too crowded. The food was non-existent.. Seats were uncomfortable."

Pros: "The service from the airline stewardesses were excellent. The flight was on-time for departure and arrival. Alaska has been consistently excellent to fly with."

Pros: "We got in early!"
Cons: "We didn't get any advance warning that we'd be in more than a half hour early, so my ride came. . . after I'd waited for half an hour:-("

Pros: "Comfortable"

Pros: "Can’t speak for anything bc didn’t get on flight."
Cons: "15 plp in Line all arrived at 723 am our flight at 730 would not board us. Subsequently went to costumer service holding a 3 yr old in my hand to hear the supervisor state it is not our problem. The reality is it is your problem. I understand things happen but it is the job of customer service to make the customer feel better. No empathy what so ever. I am a physician that gets graded on my interaction with plp daily. I am giving her a zero. Giving a voucher does not fulfill my need for compassion. I can pay for my own Starbucks thank you."

Pros: "We love flying Alaska Airlines. Staff was very helpful. Lots of leg room. And we arrived ahead of schedule."
Cons: "Our original flight had to be re scheduled and we arrived later than planned but it all worked out well."

Pros: "Jules was the best Flight Attendant and made my flight from JNU to SEA one for the books! Thank you, flight crew!"

Pros: "I didn't participate in entertainment or food so I don't have a rating for those items. The flight was fine however there were two people near me that were coughing profusely. Two days after flight I got the flu I don't know if there is a way to better control this kind of thing from happening but I will be wearing a flu mask from now on."

Pros: "The crew very helpful courteous."

Pros: "We boarded on time."
Cons: "Had to wait an hour to get clearance for take off. Why even bother with a 2" x 1" cookie?! My first time with Alaska. Nothing to brag about. Don't know if you're responsible for the charging stations at the gate, but few of them worked."

Pros: "Friendliest"
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Space"
Cons: "Delayed flight"

Pros: "Nothing."
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: "I'm a tall guy and the seating was very roomy. The flight crew was extremely pleasant. All in all a great trip."
Cons: "No negative feedback."

Pros: "Attendants were wonderful. Good personality, sense of humor."
Cons: "Seats pretty cramped , two seats side by sided. Not much room"

Pros: "Friendly staff; comfy seats and ample leg room"
Cons: "No free WiFi services"

Pros: "Bring your own device to watch their free entertainment. It helps to download the app at home. Also bring a selfie stick so you don't hurt your neck looking down at your phone to watch the movies. They had a good selection of new releases like La La Land."
Cons: "Some attendants were snooty about second drinks."

Pros: "Crew was friendly and helpful"

Cons: "the lost my luggage"

Pros: "Great service, great attention to detail"

Pros: "Flight attendants were pleasant. Overhead compartments were ample."
Cons: "Looong boarding, looong taxiing & too small spaces!"

Pros: "Crew was very pleasant and friendly"
Cons: "Payment for wifi"

Pros: "Flight was efficient from SBA to PDX but almost 2 hours late on return"
Cons: "Almost a 2 hour delay on return!"

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: "Overall the attendants were nice, service & options good."

Cons: "Baggage fees Rude staff"

Pros: "Nice clean airplanes. Quick and timely flights."

Pros: "Punctuality of the flights from TPA to SEA (and back). Headrests had folding flaps that made napping comfortable (forgot my neck pillow). Luggage bins overhead were large to accommodate wheeled carry-ons."

Pros: "Great crew"
Cons: "Food ok"

Pros: "The seats were comfortable and the crew was great at serving drinks quickly and efficiently."
Cons: "The wifi cost a lot when other flights I have taken with other airlines had been free of charge."

Pros: "The flight was great. I really enjoyed it. Very comfortable and did their best to ensure the same."
Cons: "Actually there wasn't anything I could say I disliked about the flight."

Cons: "I was three minutes late to check in and missed the entire trip -"

Pros: "On the ground ..TSA said I needed a new boarding pass..3 kiosck wouldn't. Work. Friendly re sent me to Alaska desk where they printed me a new boarding pass but when I went to TSA. I had no passport. Sooooo..back to t he Alaska desk and a wonderful rep named Diane helped me hunt through all my "stuff"...then began talking to all reps helping process passengers. She never gave up. And found my passport at the desk that had made me a new boarding pass. I was so upset I couldn't think straight but she did!, many thanks to this kind lady."

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."

Pros: "Seating was good, plenty of room with electronic outlets for today's traveler."
Cons: "Should have free WiFi on all flights"

Pros: "Non-stop flight from Seattle to Tampa was comfortable and uneventful. Service was good."
Cons: "Arrived at 5:00 am for an 8:30 am flight. Not enough agents and there were a bunch of minors flying ahead of me so lines were long to pay for and check my bags. The flight was delayed slightly leaving due to a "maintenance issue." Two workers pulled up in a minivan and boarded the plane to fix it. I paid for premium plus seating which was spacious but the guy in the aisle seat had a brace on his shattered knee so getting in and out to use the bathroom was still an ordeal--should have saved myself the $50. When we arrived in Tampa their was an issue with aligning the jetway to the plane's door--we stood around for 10 minutes waiting for that to be resolved before we deplaned."

Pros: "Every single person I encountered on this flight was so friendly, offered assistance, and had a smile. Even the pilot thanked us (in person not just overhead on the speakers) for flying with them! It was one of my most enjoy flights. 3 rounds of beverage service!"

Pros: "I liked the crews relaxed, friendly, manners."
Cons: "There was very little sitting room at the gate in Seattle N 13 and people were sitting on the floor. However the boarding attendant was great! He was friendly, organized and keep the crowd from jumping the boarding schedule in a polite and curious manner. You just wanted to do what he asked!"

Cons: "Delayed due to malfunctioning plane"

Pros: "The seats were comfortable"
Cons: "The attendant at the gate was rude. She asked for me to put my bag in the slot to see if it will fit. It fit, and she told me I still need to check my bag because I squeezed it in there. She told me that I either “had to check my bag or find alternative way home” . After when I was taking to the end of the jetway she wouldn’t let me take it and said she had to do it” the whole situation was handling poorly and I watched her be rude to people prior to me. Also the outlet at the gate didn’t work."

Cons: "Only one of the Tram car lines was running from gate to terminal at TIA"

Cons: "Flight delayed and bot enough overhead space."

Cons: "We were rerouted by JustFly prior to our trip. Instead of Venice - Philadelphia-Tampa at noon, we were moved to Venice - London - Chicago - Tampa. Flight from London - Chicago was delayed 6 hours. Of course missed connection in Chicago. Spent night in Chicago and arrived home 48 hours after leaving for Venice airport."

Cons: "Over 90 minutes delay on arrival time on a less than 2 hours flight"

Pros: "I thought the service was great"
Cons: "I was surprised that there was only beverages served and no pretzels are peanuts like the other airlines"

Pros: "Price"
Cons: "Outdated airplanes"

Pros: "Not turbulence"

Cons: "2.5 hour delay."

Pros: "Trip non stop"
Cons: "AA has moved seats closer. Had difficulty putting a carry on bag under the seat. Seatbelts short."

Pros: "The setup at Skyharbor airport in Phoenix is a joke. There is no rhyme or reason as to how they do things. There is no organization whatsoever. Nobody knows what they are doing. Agents are rude. They can’t figure out which gate flights are suppose to go out of."
Cons: "I didn’t like a single thing. The fact you pay extra money for a so-called choice seat and then you have to wait til more than half the plane is filled is a joke. It’s all about money w you ppl. Quit being so greedy and focus on customer service."

Cons: "Ugh. By this time I'm worn out and fed up from hassling with Customs. Then they lose my luggage."

Pros: "Timing of flight routes"
Cons: "Sat on a pillow"

Pros: "The cabin crew was great at boarding and organizing the overhead bin space. Also, ground staff didn’t start check roll aboards before the overheads bins were full. There is nothing more frustrating than getting on after forced to gate check your bag to empty bin space (ahem, United at SFO)."
Cons: "Couldn’t get the entertainment to work."

Pros: "Bulk head aisle leg room"
Cons: "Narrow seats and aisle. Being pressed against someone and bumped in the aisle for two and a half hours is a long time."

Pros: "The option to hear the flip down LCD screens. Though I didn’t use them."
Cons: "The lady next to me taking up my seat and a quarter of each seat to her side. The person in front of me never putting their seat all the way up. Couldn’t hear the crew when asked a question."

Cons: "Start boarding with the last row, not the 1st row - so people settling into the 1st rows do not hold up the people trying to reach the higher numbered rows."

Cons: "3 hours stuck on the tarmac before giving up on repairs and switching aircraft"

Cons: "Last to board with a young child."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "2.5 hour delay going, 3.5 hour delay returning. All because their paperwork had not been submitted on time. Terrible organization."

Pros: "Was listed on-time up to 20 minutes before boarding. Then the departure time kept getting pushed back until we departed two hours late"
Cons: "If there is a delay, I'd rather them just be up front in estimating the time of the delay."

Pros: "Leg room"

Pros: "It was a very short flight so not too much to go wrong."
Cons: "I had a carry on and a laptop case that fit under the seat. The laptop case has wheels and a handle. The gate agent said I need to check one bag, even though I could show that the laptop case was within the specs for fitting under the seat. When I tried to argue with her, she said, "One of your bags is going to be checked--which one is it going to be?" Bad attitude."

Pros: "Relatively uncorwdedcat that time so I got row to myself. Good amount of legroom"

Cons: "The crew was late because of an incoming flight they were rude to other passengers and seemed to have an attitude after a long day they made very few announcements but the flight went fast"

Cons: "Carry on limitations"

Pros: "The crew, and the plane, confy. Was a good flight in general."

Pros: "He gave me a meal voucher in Dallas which made me feel a little better about the four hour delay until the next flight."
Cons: "I didn't like the idea that I've had a four hour delay due to the fact that the airplane and DeRego showed up an hour late. There were no explanations and no apologies. I got to Dallas I was furious complain to customer relations. I at least wanted them to let me in to the admirals club so I could be comfortable for the next four hours. They refuse that but one lady at the customer relations apartment did give me a meal voucher which made me feel a little better."

Pros: "With American Airlines in general there is no such thing as customer service anymore .Staff at desk at the airport are rude .Could learn a few things from your Australian counterparts at Qantas airlines"
Cons: "No respect for customers anymore"

Pros: "Somewhat disappointing on the snack options..."

Pros: "I honestly can't think of anything that I liked. Oh wait! You have diet Dr Pepper which I think is fantastic."
Cons: "The plane was kind of old and run down. Everyone, the passengers included which I realize you have no control over, just seemed to be in an awful mood and very unhelpful. Same, and about the gate attendants, in that we attempted to get seats together and he didn't care at all what was going on. I haven't flown American for a very long time, and I don't think I want to again for a very long time."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Gate changes were confusing. Staff unprepared and upset with customers. I witnessed a gate agent yelling at customers and slamming phones down."

Pros: "Good assortment of movies"

Pros: "Quick and easy ride to Florida. Only 2 hour flight, smooth ride. Crew did their job and did it well."
Cons: "No entertainment options, I'm assuming because of short flight. No tvs."

Pros: "New plane"
Cons: "Crew was ten minutes late"

Pros: "On time."
Cons: "Flight attendants vocally expressed how badly they hated heir jobs. Their service echoed their sentiments."

Pros: "how fast we boarded the plane."
Cons: "The crying babies"

Pros: "The flight was on timely"
Cons: "The staff was very informative"

Cons: "3 hours late"

Pros: "The crew was great and really helped calm my nerves about flying."
Cons: "The seats were old and uncomfortable."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "I didn't event get to make the flight because American Airlines was delaying the flight I was on from Jamaica to Miami, and American Airlines would not change the ticket I had to go from Miami to Tampa, so I was 12 hours late arriving in Miami. Terrible customer service from American Airlines in Jamaica"

Pros: "excellent services from employes"

Cons: "The seats on this plane seemed narrower than any plan I have flown on. I have never had a seat where both my hips were touching side of seat at same time"

Pros: "Smooth trip"
Cons: "Delay delay delay on the flights"

Pros: "There was a bit more room in the seat and more comfortable. The crew was helpful."
Cons: "The isles are far too narrow. Didn't at all care for the snack options."

Cons: "Flight was 40 minutes late in departing. Was not announced at gate."

Cons: "Cramped seating and I'm not an overly large man."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "I eventually arrived at my destination in one piece and found my luggage."
Cons: "Flight delayed, yes I can understand a delay but not only was it delayed, but at the exact time we are originally scheduled to board they switched gates. Not just over one or even ten gates but fro gate D51 to gate D1. In the Miami Airport that is at least a 1 mile walk. At the time they switched gates there was no notification that the flight was also delayed by nearly or should I say over an hour. This causing people to scramble, run and drag children to make sure they weren't late for boarding then when everyone arrives to the new gate, they flight is delayed by 30! Minutes. That alone pisses people off but then after waiting that time, it's delayed again at least another 30 minutes. Just not well managed!!!"

Pros: "absolutely nothing"
Cons: "i never made it to tampa and it was because the staff refused to help and offer assistance. SAS staff was the reason i missed my flight."

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: "I liked the cost, BUT..."
Cons: "I didn't like that it wasn't readily advertised you get put at the back of the bus, bottom of the pile, lowest point on the totem pole. In other words, I was booked on my return trip as Basic Economy- no frills, no thrills. Last to board, no carry-on allowed. I had to end up paying the same for that portion of my round-trip as I would have if I'd just booked through United. $60 in checked baggage. NOT happy with Kayak more than anything."

Pros: "No big incident, was offered a small bag of pretzels, complimentary."
Cons: "Seats have uncomfortably small spacing."

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

Pros: "Everything on Kayak was fast and simple!:)"

Cons: "Wi-Fi wasn't available"

Pros: "The crew on the plane!"
Cons: "No room overbooked,too many seats and many osc!! Lied about flights and seating!!"

Cons: "The landing was rough!"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Na"

Cons: "Some of the crew, a woman this time, was too serious and never smiled. If they don't like to work with the public they should select another profession."

Pros: "Entertainment should really be N/A. Landing was a little hard but all in all it was a good flight."
Cons: "Everything was very smooth. No issues."

Pros: "Flight Crew"

Pros: "The plane was very clean, modern, and it just felt safe. The crew is excellent, and the flight took less than three hours."
Cons: "The flight was delayed an hour. Boarding was a bit of a problem, there was a miscommunication of who boarded first and who would board next so the boarding process was a bit delayed and disorganized. No entertainment was offered."

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."

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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"

Cons: "Turbulence"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "N/A"

Cons: "Gate crew was rude and I'm helping boarding process was terrible unorganized chaotic snacks were terrible only soda for drinks seats were terrible hard cramped no leg room very poor conditions no entertainment onboard systems did not work crew on board complaining about United Airlines"

Pros: "Comfort horrible in 2nd plane"

Cons: "Plane packed, delayed, and entertainment not working. Sucked."

Pros: "A very smooth ride"

Cons: "Too cramped, fligjt delay of over an hour"

Pros: "On time, gates were close together"

Pros: "Professional, friendly service."
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "I had originally booked an isle or window seat and ended up in the middle This made it very uncomfortable"

Pros: "Seats where ok and they gave beverage"
Cons: "Literally no leg room space"

Pros: "Had an entire row for myself. Flight was quick and comfortable. Staff was helpful and friendly."

Pros: "Nothing, due to my flights getting delayed thanks to United, I missed my flight to south bend and then told them to get my luggage because I was getting picked up by n Chicago. United then sent my luggage to south bend after I spoke with 3 United customer care agents and luggage agents and I wanted almost 2 hrs for my luggage. I paid 1200 for my ticket to get to my grandpas funeral and everything went wrong that possibly could"
Cons: "Anything"

Pros: "No delays. Was on time/early."
Cons: "No entertainment."

Pros: "Willingness to check carry ons for sold out flights"
Cons: "Choosing of seats process. My traveling partner and I did not get to sit together on way home. Everyone was nice and got a free upgrade but would have been nice to sit together"

Pros: "I was delayed in EWR Airport for 4hours with very short notice after I cleared TSA.and was going to my gate From a 3:15 departure to 7: :15.Arrived in Tampa at 10:30pm. That was not good at all there was no plan made for that not a meal served after that long wait just a soda and a little pretzels."

Pros: "Since that flight was 2 hours late leaving I was not on it."
Cons: "Total lack of communication between silver airways and passengers. Also think crew scheduling was pretty lax in communicating with own staff."

Pros: "Getting to Tampa"
Cons: "Waiting 5 hours in the airport and landing in Tampa 3 hours before I had to work... In the MORNING"

Pros: "Flight attendants we good."
Cons: "It took 6 hours to get from Newark to Tampa, had to detour to refuel.. The weather on the ground seems decent but we were in so much turbulence for so long people were vomiting!! Worst flight experience ever and the pilot, thank God for his experience, was a bit sarcastic and said he wouldn't apologize for the bad experience bc it wasn't his fault."

Pros: "The cabin crew were pleasant and effective."
Cons: "Charging for movies? Charging for Snacks? Charging for my one piece of luggage?"

Pros: "Food options were varied, which was nice. Extra legroom helped a little."
Cons: "I upgraded to economy plus and still felt cramped in my seat. Width of seats doesn't allow for comfortable movement of arms. I'm not a large person, either. Larger issue for me is separate charges for everything. I'd rather pay for a higher priced ticket that includes everything. Maybe an opt-out model would help so people who don't want to eat or check a bag are happy and those who do don't don't feel nickeled and dimed throughout their entire trip."

Pros: "It boarded well."
Cons: "The seats are way to tight my shoulder was up against the stranger next to me the whole flight and if I leaned forward to sip on my drink the chair in front of me hit my head when the person moved. Also the tv's only showed one channel and wanted to charge me even to watch the in flight map. Stop being so cheap!! Also no one ever say please prepare for landing before we landed."

Pros: "Flight was on time"
Cons: "It was full"

Pros: "Friendly and reliable."
Cons: "No free snacks, entertainment hard to access"

Pros: "the crew was very nice"
Cons: "the seats were very uncomfortable, the rows too close together, with a general crammed in like sardines feeling. The angle of the recline was not right either."

Cons: "Leg room was so bad that my knees touched the seat in front when I crept them straight with my bud all the way in the seat. Very uncomfortable. Flight was going to be on time but then we waited a long time in small seats for a couple passengers from other flight that came in late. Some of these passengers showed up with food. So apperantly they did have time for that. Entertainment was pain to navigate and hard to avoid buttons on arm rest when using it as arm rest."

Cons: "My fiancee and I bought tickets months ago from SB to Seattle (by way of SF) with seats next to each other. The flight was cancelled the day-of. She was automatically rebooked. I was not. I called in and could not get a seat on the flight that she was rebooked to. The alternative I was offered was to fly out the next morning with a 9 hour layover in SF. I elected to go to the airport and sit on standby to get onto her flight. Her flight was scheduled to leave at 8:30. No planes arrived and no announcements were made until 9:30 (telling us that the flight would depart at 10:30. No agents were at the desk and there were at least 15 people in line. Many of them opted to go back outside of security to ask the font desk what was going on. Finally, a very angry woman came to the gate counter at 10:00 as she repeatedly told the passengers that she was supposed to get off her shift hours ago. As she began the boarding process, she told me that there was a seat on the flight. I responded by asking if she could book me on the connecting flight from SF to SeaTac. She responded frustratedly that I should have taken care of that earlier (which of course I couldn't do until I knew I had a seat on this flight). We got to SF and ran to our connecting flight (with only 9 minutes to spare). My wife paid $329 for a one-way flight from SB to Seattle (which is a LOT) expecting to leave SB at 6:15pm and arrive in Seattle at 10:30pm (by way of SF). Instead, what she got for her $329 was a very stressful experience of not knowing if I would be joining her and she got on a flight with me at 10:30 and landed in Seattle at 1:30am. We received poor Customer Service and vouchers or compensation for our inconvenience."

Pros: "Waited 9 hours while they "tried to find a crew" - then they cancelled it. Rude staff - completely disorganized. Had to wait in line for over two hours after it was cancelled to rebook for the next day."

Pros: "I loved the TV, the seats, the window view"

Pros: "Boarding was handled well. When we hit turbulence the pilot immediately made an announcement that it was storms and OK. Nice landing. We were on time."
Cons: "The cabin crew was nearly nonexistent, surly to the point of rude when any customer asked a question and more interested in chatting at the back with each other than serving customers. One drink cart (no snacks for a 3-hour flight) pass, then be prepared to keep your trash in the extremely tight space until the pilot starts the descent. Bare bones travel without the discounted price."

Pros: "If just two rows of seats could be removed it would make things so much better. I'm only 5' tall and still barely have enough room. My boyfriend is 6' tall and can't even move once he's in. Of course it's hard financially to pay $300 extra per ticket to visit family so we suffer through."

Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "The seating, lack of food, being late"

Pros: "The staff was very pleasant on the plane and the pilot was excellent."
Cons: "Half of the plane was empty. Though the extra seats are considered "economy plus" if the seats are not occupied, there should be last minute seat upgrades at no charge for the comfort of the passengers, instead of trying to "nickel and dime" us. The passengers that get upgraded would have more room and there would be less congestion in regular economy seating and would amplify the pleasant nature of people while traveling."

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