Find cheap flights from Santa Barbara to Texas
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- High season is considered to be January, November and December. The cheapest month to fly to Texas is August.
- Morning departure is around 32% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
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Top 3 airlines serving Santa Barbara to Texas
Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Everything was very good Great crew!"
Pros: "My friend was experiencing knee pain and the flight wasn’t full. Alaska Airlines upgraded our seats at no extra charge to give her more knee/leg space to help alleviate her discomfort."
Pros: "Seat was ok"
Cons: "Had to take a bus to the plane at SFO. Wouldn’t have taken this flight if I had known, but they don’t tell you this at booking. Also, was told carry on back wouldn’t fit in overhead and that I had to check it, which isn’t true as I saw other passengers with my exact same bag who didn’t have to check theirs and it fit."
Pros: "The crew were very professional and friendly. The comfort of the seating was great as well."
Cons: "Nothing, it was great!"
Pros: "Large overhead bins"
Cons: "More accurate closed caption filter on movie selections"
Cons: "Silk air seats are not comfortable"
Pros: "The app GoGo let you watch a lot of movies on the air"
Cons: "Alaska Airline is really good"
Pros: "The movie that I watched"
Cons: "The flight attendants was horrible they did not have the food and wine and order a drink and they were not pleasant at all"
Pros: "Boarding was fast."
Cons: "Planes are old and do not have enough room for luggage."
Pros: "Flight was quick and smooth"
Cons: "Airline stewards we're not very attentive"
Pros: "The Flight Staff was incredibly kind, and in-flight entertainment had a great selection of content"
Pros: "Everyone is so nice. Easy & reasonable price."
Pros: "The boarding went super quick and the crew was very helpful!"
Cons: "Not many snack choices"
Cons: "So unprofessional"
Cons: "Alaska is horrible with scheduling and delayed the flight by 3 hours and then an additional hour for system failure"
Cons: "It was a hour late taking off so that’s always a pain but other wise it was okay."
Pros: "Friendliness of the crew"
Cons: "Seating space"
Cons: "Waiting area was a little cramped and warm."
Cons: "After going through full service to pay my pet fee, I get told at the gate that I need to buy a different carrier because my pet could not move around. I have had this same pet carrier for over 5 years and have been traveling with it. My pet is only 4 1/2 pounds 5 at its max sonthe carrier I have works perfectly fine. I was told to step out the line....made wait til the very very end til the plane was about to leave to be let on. This was an inconvenience as I was all set to go."
Pros: "Service was great! Everything was on time!"
Cons: "I was so comfortable that I fell asleep and missed the snack cart go by."
Pros: "I appreciate that they’re trying to keep the Virgin spirit and quality alive."
Cons: "There wasn’t anything I didn’t like."
Pros: "Crew at check in very helpful"
Pros: "Arrived at destination over an hour early."
Cons: "Restrooms were inoperable."
Pros: "Clean plane Polite staff Punctual"
Cons: "I sure liked the available media content to watch during the trip"
Pros: "All 3 of us (i.e. my wife, myself, and our adult son) got to sit together AND we ALL got TSA-Pre!!"
Cons: "The stewardess did NOT serve grape juice."
Pros: "I was very sad to see Virgin Airlines was bought by Alaska Airlines but I’m happy to see they are still using Virgin planes. The planes are spacious and we love the onboard entertainment! Thanks Alaska Airlines!!"
Pros: "The flight and the attendants were super. The amenities are a nice addition, but only if they work."
Cons: "The earphone jack in my seat was not working. I had to poke some napkin in the jack in order to make the plug work correctly. But even then, if there was much movement by me in my seat, the audio would cut out."
Pros: "Very friendly and cordial staff"
Pros: "Awesome flight"
Pros: "Seat was comfortable"
Cons: "Entertainment system down"
Pros: "Comfortable, pleasant attendants and the smooth transition from loading and unloading personnel. Head and shoulders over SW."
Cons: "Flight was delayed and while watching a movie, there were many interruptions ( announcements )."
Cons: "We didn’t have food or entertainment so I rated a 1 star since no NA."
Cons: "It was a good flight, can't help mother nature with the turbulence. Asked for headphones, and they didnt give me one. Couldn't rate the food because there were no meals given."
Pros: "Upgraded without asking for it."
Pros: "Comfortable flight; free meals/snacks and beverages on premium economy."
Cons: "None that I can think of"
Pros: "Flying out of Santa Barbara was easy and the staff was super helpful and nice. I would do it again."
Pros: "Love Virgin-Alaska... roomy seats, attentive staff and good entertainment. Won’t fly on anyone else."
Cons: "Not much. Though first class looked nice."
Pros: "Like having movies to watch."
Pros: "On my way back home I noticed that there was ONE seat that was empty in First Class as I boarded the plane. I asked the flight attendant about it and she said that I would have to go back up to the ticket agent to inquire there. So I did, and I was told when I walked back up the ramp to that kiosk that the ticked agent had just Closed The Flight. So, the other lady who was standing right there said that she had to escort a minor on to the flight and that she would accompany me back to the airplane and see if she could help. She did, and when we got back to hand off the minor to the flight crew she then inquired about that seat. It was agreed that the seat was going to be vacant, and since I am a 6' 1", 250 pound man, they all thought it would be a nice thing to allow me to sit in that first class seat at no extra charge! Wow!! What a difference that made on the 4 hour flight! Thank You Alaska Airlines for helping me out and hooking me up! I will remember that when I am booking my next trip!!"
Cons: "Condescending and rude"
Pros: "Entertainment on gogo."
Cons: "The wait at baggage claim."
Pros: "Great new connection at Love Field. Please keep it!"
Pros: "The plane is too small and the overhead bins are too small for a 3.5-4.0 hour flight. They had no hot water so no tea or coffee."
Pros: "Great crew, bags were delivered fast"
Pros: "I paid an extra $49 to get a seat in "premium" and I got to sit there. That's about all the good I can say for this flight."
Cons: "I didn't get to board with my "premium' seat right behind the bulkhead until half the plane was already full. I had to put my carry-on halfway to the back of the plane because other people couldn't deal with having one of their two bags under the seat in front of them. Then I had to wait till three quarters of the passengers had disembarked to get my bag. Crappy treatment for a "premium" seat."
Cons: "Plane was a little small for big peole"
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: "Your seats are small and you never turn the fasten seatbelt light off"
Pros: "Quite hospitable On time."
Cons: "The coffee was horrible."
Pros: "Friendly attentive crew"
Cons: "The only entertainment was streaming movies via your own device. Not the end of the world but most people have come to expect having personal video monitors. Delta is adding them but AA is taking away."
Pros: "We landed safely; Beautiful infotainment screen that did NOT work"
Cons: "Extreme delays; Beautiful infotainment screen that did NOT work; Sitting on the runway/tarmac for hours"
Cons: "Person in front reclined the entire flight. I was squeezed in a a small box. Seats should not recline that much"
Pros: "The crew"
Cons: "The delay and the seat comfort for purchasing the main cabin seats was not as expected."
Pros: "Good free mobile entertainment"
Cons: "Plane was unbelievably hot the entire flight. Air vents did not cool the plane at all. We were all sweating the entire time."
Pros: "For me, a flight is “excellent” anymore if it’s on time and no one gets booted off the plane. Both flights were early!"
Cons: "Didn’t look he the free snacks."
Cons: "We were not told our passports needed to have an expiration past six months of travel even though we got back before the expiration. We entered our passport info including our expiration dates and we’re given no warning. We even had our boarding passes prior to showing up at the airport. We will not use Kayak in the future and will book direct through the airline moving forward."
Cons: "Too cold"
Pros: "When I went from London to Chicago, I felt one male crew member wasn’t very kind. He wasn’t tall but healthy and serving the other side away from the main door. I felt him greeting others with a smile but with no smile to me. I thought in my heart seems like he is discriminating, I could be wrong, but I always felt he wasn’t so humble while serving to me or may be other Indians too. But he was smiling extra to rest of the passengers,"
Cons: "I didn’t like his attitude. I would request you to request the crew members to be kind to everyone. Since Iam vegtarian ..I couldn’t eat the egg that was served an hour before landing in Chicago. He could have given me the chocolate inside. He just said in haste this has egg. I told him oh I don’t eat egg, thank you. still he could have been considerate and offered me the chocolate “Toubolron” but he just went away. Later on I saw everyone eating the chocolate."
Pros: "The crew was excellent and most of the counter staff was good except for the one in Dallas. Actually flew on JAL partner AA"
Cons: "Delay out of Wichita and another delay out of Dallas, got into Tokyo 3 hours late. Paid $167 for upgrade to economy plus but seat assignment was in economy"
Pros: "I planned a very affordable & organized trip, using KAYAK! Very satisfied so far!"
Cons: "Plane never arrived. Forced to rebook a day later"
Pros: "The movie and TV selection was excellent"
Cons: "Interrupting my movie several times. Stop that. I understand when it’s a seat belt message, or landing. Don’t make me listen to the pilot drone on about the weather. It’s 2018. I can check that on my own"
Cons: "Delayed for three hours due to weather"
Pros: "Leg room in coach"
Cons: "No movie selection"
Pros: "Things went as they should have got a 2 hour flight."
Cons: "The inside of the plane around the air vents definitely could use some cleaning."
Pros: "I upgraded to a premium seat I was assigned a seat in the middle very uncomfortable when there were empty seats three rows ahead should not have been a problem"
Pros: "Ease of check in"
Cons: "DIdnt understand why a seat as not assigned. A few people had the same issue and the gate agent suggested we may not get seats. Very stressful given he need to make an international connection. Gate service was not available early enough."
Pros: "The dinner was good"
Cons: "All the flight attendants were hanging out in the back. Socializing like we were invisible. They seemed to prioritize one another over the passengers. It felt a little odd."
Pros: "Crew made a special effort to find me a nondairy meal (which I had neglected to request)."
Cons: "Web page dysfunction meant we couldn't sign up for wifi. The page asked me to set security questions but the pulldown for the questions had no options to select from. I tried on multiple devices/browsers."
Pros: "Not exceptional"
Cons: "Not much room for moving around but really fast"
Pros: "Everything was fine"
Cons: "The trip was good"
Pros: "The flights were on time and the staff was very friendly."
Pros: "Smooth flight, on time!"
Cons: "No food offered on 1st leg, but it was on the menu card."
Cons: "significant delay in boarding; return to terminal to remove a drunk. Result was missed connection at DFW to London, resulting in missed connection to Munich; resulting in loss of my checked luggage"
Pros: "The flight arrived early which was nice. But that's the only good thing about this flight."
Cons: "From checking my bag to leaving the plane in Dallas, I felt like AA employees thought passengers were just in the way. It was almost as if the flight attendants were traveling to Dallas and they happened to have to take care of passengers along the way. There were very few smiles, hellos, or how can I help you. It was almost always and grunt and what do you want? The personal device entertainment was very buggy. the movie I tried to watch kept skipping, like on old scratched CD."
Pros: "American airline flight to Paris was great"
Pros: "Snacks and entertainment"
Pros: "The planes were comfortable."
Cons: "I didn't get a boarding pass for my third flight."
Cons: "Boarding took forever and I'm a Premium passenger."
Pros: "It was excellent!"
Pros: "Ticket agents at all airports were helpful and very considerate."
Cons: "We were not able to print our boarding passes the day before as expected per the website and purchase docs for the tickets, despite providing passport numbers (several times) and Global Entry registrations. Had to go to a ticket desk at first departure and third departure points to have them printed, with no explanations given. Also not allowed to choose our seats for the third leg. Food was barely edible. Paid extra for roomier seats on one leg, making it more comfortable, but were extremely tight on another leg which had many empty seats scattered throughout the cabin. Cabin attendants seemed more interested in pushing items that generated revenue than providing the ones that came with the ticket (which is never cheap to begin with)."
Pros: "It was all good.it was"
Pros: "Slept very well in business. Great crew!"
Pros: "Got me to destination, I slept the whole way."
Cons: "Delayed for about 15 minutes on arrival, something about maintenance and the entry door."
Pros: "The friendly personal"
Pros: "In seat entertainment"
Cons: "Boarding sequence"
Cons: "Self check-in staff at Seattle was not that helpful."
Cons: "A guy passed out prior to boarding, then they put him on the flight. We push back from the gate and start the engines and the guy passes out again. Now we are delayed 35 minutes. Why did they put someone one the flight that was clearly sick before he ever boarded then you make everyone miss their connection in Dallas. We got to the gate for our connecting flight 9 minutes before the pushed back from the ramp and they would not let us on??? WTF poor customer service!! Fly southwest from now on!"
Cons: "Poor cew service"
Cons: "Seats not enough padding"
Cons: "Sore lower back from the seat."
Cons: "I had two hour for connecting flight on quatr airways but the flight from St. Louis left St. Louis at 335 pm instead of 2pm. When I got of flight in Dallas they were already paging me overhead as a last call for quatr airways."
Pros: "nothing! entertainment should vd a one alos, not s friendly star system"
Cons: "over an hour wait. gate agents change in the middle of the wait time... no info was given s to what the mechanical problem. did di a very good job in communicating time! just totally screwed up."
Pros: "Good service, overall."
Cons: "You have to download United Airline's App in order to enjoy Inflight Entertainment. You could as well have it active in a webpage, I think."
Pros: "They accommodated my 6 hour layover by reducing it to 2!! Got me home 4hrs earlier. So grateful."
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: "The flight took off and landed on time."
Cons: "When I went to the gate in Houston to get my boarding pass for my second leg, the lady at the gate counter yelled at me because I didn't know my seat assignment even though I had already explained that I didn't know because I didn't have a boarding pass. On my original booking, I had chosen my seat to be a window, but when they rebooked me they put me in a middle seat even though there was a completely empty row in front of me. Then, to top everything off, they forced me me check my rollerboard carry-on because they said there was no more room on the plane, but when I got on I could see multiple spaces were still available. Another passenger and I were left to wait nearly 5 minutes on the jetway while the gate counter rep went to print our checked luggage tags. I asked the stewardess why I had to check mine even though there was plenty of space, and she said "it's hard to tell sometimes how much room we're going to have left." She also didn't offer any apology. All in all it was a terrible experience. I had to wait unnecessarily at various points of the travel process, had to endure a layover that was more than double what I had planned for, was forced to check my carry-on at the gate, and worst of all I missed a really important meeting. United obviously does not care at all about economy customers. Don't trust this airline! Book on Southwest or JetBlue - they actually care about customer retention!"
Pros: "No big incident, was offered a small bag of pretzels, complimentary."
Cons: "Seats have uncomfortably small spacing."
Cons: "Too many delays, nothing was offered. Nothing was given or comp; Food, water, bags, seat upgrades, not flying untied again"
Cons: "How can united cancel my return reservation after they delayed my arrival flight forcing me to jump in a car and drive the 3 hrs I could have driven earlier that day! i choose to fly to make life easier but due to the service I would rather use a different airline or just drive to ensure I'll be at my destination on time."
Cons: "Our flight was delayed almost 3 hrs. I had plans to be in town, and had to change them due to this."
Pros: "The boarding procedure was okay but my flight was delayed"
Cons: "I usually fly southwest...the flight was hot and uncomfortable, the a/c was blowing hot air thru the whole flight was very disappointed"
Pros: "Bigger plane and fast flight"
Cons: "Nothing. It was great"
Pros: "nice screen size and good movie selection."
Cons: "i will likely avoid this flight.in the future. it seems like a small thing but the seats were much too hard making a long flight torture. also the air temperature ws sweltering hot,"
Pros: "On time flight"
Cons: "Lack of meal service"
Pros: "The newness of the plane."
Cons: "My flight was delayed from 4:50 to 7:45 without any type of notifications text message or emails going out to any of the customers notifying them. I got to the airport and had to wait additional 3 hours that is horrible!"
Pros: "Boarding was quick"
Cons: "Arrived late....broken seat"
Cons: "We were delayed because they couldn't find the demo seatbelt. Then take off and landing were way too jerky. Also they claimed due to it being a short flight no drinks would be served, as we get to watch first class get everything."
Cons: "My flight from Santa Barbara to SFO was delayed, causing me to miss my connection. After sitting in the Santa Barbara airport until 11pm, I was rebooked and sent home."
Cons: "Flight was delayed 30 minutes"
Pros: "I liked the StroopWaffel. Was given an extra one by the attendant. The flight was quicker than scheduled. The attendants and pilot were very friendly."
Cons: "Our flights to and from Minneapolis were booked a few months in advance. On our flight from Den to SA, all three of us were in the center seat, in different sections. That displeased me."
Pros: "Boarding was fine"
Cons: "I paid for a non stop flight in first class. Flight was canceled and I got a coach seat in the back of the plane for my second flight which had a broken monitor that didn't work until the rough landing jostled it back to working order. Finding my luggage once I arrived was a nightmare."
Cons: "Very difficult to get to EWR from Brooklyn and the departure was changed 6 times that afternoon."
Pros: "I like the fact that the crew is very attentive and helped us to get on board on time."
Cons: "There is not a single thing that I dislike."
Cons: "Flight was delayed due to severl technical issues. Crew at least offer free drinks or snacks for the five hour delay."
Cons: "Delayed 6 hours. Arrived at destination at 2:30 am. 3 gate changes"
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."
Pros: "Had no issues"
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: "The seats were uncomfortable."
Cons: "The flight was delayed 3 times!"
Pros: "Flight once in the air went well. Service was fine/uneventful"
Cons: "Many delays and flight changes. Swap from 1 overlay of an hour to 3 overlays of about 5 hours. Really makes planning trip post flight travel a pain"
Cons: "Plane took off before got there had to spend all nite in air port no food or hotel voucher"
Pros: "Comfort and great staff; smooth landing as well"
Pros: "Cleanliness,excellent customer service, flights on time!"
Pros: "Flight left on time and got in early."
Pros: "The convenience of flying from a small airport more than compensates for the fact that it is a smaller plane. Because it is a small plane, the service is much more adroit and responsive."
Cons: "No complaints"
Cons: "The landing in San Antonio was the scariest of my life. I honestly thought we were going to crash."
Pros: "Service was good"
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"
Pros: "No delays. Was on time/early."
Cons: "No entertainment."
Pros: "The costumer service at Denver international airport was great."
Cons: "The aircraft is uncomfortable for nearly all but the most petite of patrons."
Pros: "Flights were on time."
Cons: "Too many gate changes."
Cons: "no food or entertainment."
Pros: "The plane was slightly cramped, not as bad as my previous flight. Decent selection of adult beverages."
Cons: "Plane was present, crew was late by 2.5 hours, delayed my flight. I was scheduled to arrive around 2300, didn't get home until close to 0200. No wifi at all. I have always flown United, this was the worst experience thus far. We should be offered some type of discount for a future flight or a refund for this flight."
Pros: "On time!!"
Pros: "It was an overall good experience. I was flying home because of an emergency. I was able to get my preferred seat (at no extra cost) and the crew was very friendly."
Pros: "Nice staff"
Cons: "Horrible landing. They lost my luggage. Which I think my fees should be returned since I had to wait until 8 at night to receive it"
Pros: "Met a cute girl!"