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Low season

AugustBest time to beat the crowds with an average 8% drop in price.

High season

DecemberMost popular time to fly with an average 27% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$348(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$197or less

Good deal one-way

$149or less

Top tips for finding cheap flights to the United States

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found tickets from Santa Barbara to the United States for the following prices or less: to Denver $72 one-way - $157 round-trip, to Portland $87 one-way - $164 round-trip, to Seattle $92 one-way - $125 round-trip
  • Book at least 1 week before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be November and December. The cheapest month to fly to the United States is August.
  • Morning departure is around 20% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

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Top 3 airlines serving Santa Barbara to United States

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.3
Alaska Airlines
Overall score based on 29,361 reviews
8.5
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.8
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
Airline reviews

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

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

Cons: "I didn't like that my first checked bag was $25. I thought it was no charge"

Pros: "Very spacious"
Cons: "Had to pay for a meal"

Pros: "Easy, no bumps, all my luggage arrived."

Pros: "And same overall. It was fine."
Cons: "But it was too goddamn hot!"

Pros: "Thw services was great"

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

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

Cons: "Obliged pay for drink"

Pros: "They're very enthusiasm and friendly when i asked for helping"
Cons: "I was fine with everything"

Pros: "New equipment"
Cons: "Sparse food."

Pros: "Very punctual."

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

Pros: "Very friendly saff"

Pros: "Everything except baggage delivery at Washington Dulles."
Cons: "The plane arrived at 5:38 PM. The first bag was delivered to carousel 10 at 6:08 PM. They were still coming off the belt at 6:13 PM when my bag was delivered. The airline touts its 20 minute baggage delivery guarantee. To claim the guarantee, a person has to find an airline employee. At 6:08 PM, the door to the Alaska baggage claim was locked and no airline employee was in sight."

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

Pros: "Ease of printing boarding pass and especially the luggage tags."

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: "Boarding was good"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "They were attentive as usual."

Pros: "Air circulation"
Cons: "Middle seat and space"

Pros: "Arrived early"

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

Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "The plane was too hot"

Pros: "Fast"
Cons: "Na"

Pros: "Early arrival."

Pros: "Everything"

Cons: "no wifi"

Pros: "The people"

Pros: "No issues"
Cons: "Na"

Cons: "Very rough landing :("

Cons: "Baggage was lost"

Pros: "Very courteous and pleasant"

Pros: "We were very satisfied overall."

Pros: "Very friendly"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "To cramped for the tall"

Pros: "Price"
Cons: "n/A"

Cons: "First plane had a broken wing and we switched planes which was the only positive situation because it only took 20 min. Then on the next plane it smelled like sewage and yet to find out when me grandma opened her over head when we landed it was filled with sewage not pleasant at all ruined one of the passengers luggage and lucky it didn't leak on my grandmas head or we would have some real problems n"

Cons: "They lost my bag"

Pros: "The whole processes was basically very smooth."

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."

Cons: "My seat was uncomfortable with the cushion being hard"

Cons: "My flight from LAS to LAX was excellent, it was a larger plane , full and was able to stretch out. I would love to fly American Airlines more but flight times for my destinations are not always the best."

Pros: "Yes everything was great"
Cons: "Nothing everything was great"

Cons: "No gate when we landed."

Pros: "Once getting on the plane, experience was great. 15/10 on the inflight entertainment option. Was not expecting that luxury and was super grateful! Flight attendants were amazingly sweet and helpful. (Cali and Stephanie)"
Cons: "the gate was never posted on the mobile boarding pass, online, the tv next to the gate or the airport boards (it was never posted anywhere). Everywhere said TBD or was blank when everything else was filled. I only accidentally found the gate because I knew my flight should be boarding so I went to all the lines and it ultimately was the unmarked one and I had to ask the person at the desk. I almost missed this flight because the lack of communication on what gate the flight was from."

Cons: "My luggage was destroy one of my luggage"

Pros: "Good flight"
Cons: "Delays"

Cons: "Gin availability"

Pros: "The crew was nice"
Cons: "Pilots showing up on time. The flight was delayed 3 hours not due to weather or mechanical issues. Then they boarded us on the plane, let us know it was delayed 1.5 hours, then back onto the plane at that time, then waited another 1.5 hours to leave. Unacceptable. I missed my work meeting from this."

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

Cons: "Space"

Cons: "Better entertainment"

Pros: "Nothing really"
Cons: "The seats"

Pros: "Ease of bording"

Pros: "Delayed"

Pros: "On time everything"
Cons: "More refreshments"

Pros: "Overall clean and comfortable"
Cons: "A coffee or a snack"

Pros: "Straight to the point,easy,and convenient"
Cons: "Nothing yet"

Pros: "Convenient without problems"
Cons: "Paying"

Cons: "American has no respect for their customers. Counter agent NEVER called group nine to board, then got on the loud speaker and said, “final boarding call, doors will close 30 seconds after the end of this message.” Wha? Poor customer service..."

Cons: "Same airplane"

Pros: "We took off and landed safely."
Cons: "Felt very low budget and cramped."

Pros: "The crew was nice"
Cons: "Flight was delayed"

Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Passengers brought hot food on board at Dallas. McDonalds and KFC odours were overwhelming for first 30 minutes."

Cons: "Took. For. Ever. To board. And. Bagage took. Long. Time. To arrive. ."

Pros: "Comfortable and on time"

Cons: "When I️ went to the gate to Ben seated they said there was overbooking, but 10 min before departure they allowed me to fly"

Pros: "All good"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "I loved everything about this airline!"
Cons: "Sorry, I have no complaints!"

Pros: "Seats quite comfortable. Crew ok."
Cons: "Pitiful food offering and no entertainment at all when on previous 1.5 hour AA flight choice of movies."

Pros: "Smooth ride and friendly staff"
Cons: "We were a little delayed"

Cons: "Above"

Cons: "Everything"

Cons: "No entertainment. No food. The flight was 2:25 minutes but American Airlines managed to make it take three and a half hours. The tone of staff was closer to prison guards than airline hostesses."

Cons: "Crew member had poor attitude. Not all just one seem to be having a bad day"

Pros: "Good preferred seat."

Pros: "On time."
Cons: "The door team was all over the place creating a chaos at the time for boarding the plain. I've notice several people in front of me were complaining due to the boarding dynamics. (Not smooth boarding)"

Cons: "Always delaysd"

Cons: "Being led to pay to select seats on flight that was only 50% full"

Pros: "Ok"

Pros: "The flight was a great experience opposed to other airlines (frontier).I would definitely choose american airlines next time i fly."

Pros: "Staff was helpful. Trip was on time"
Cons: "I wish the aircraft was able to show movies."

Cons: "Forgot to give me my drink"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Worst staff never flying with this airline again"

Pros: "Entertainment"
Cons: "Delays I missed work Delayed three hours"

Pros: "It was last minute booking, I was balky for the price and the overall experience was comfortable."
Cons: "They forgot to get my coffee but it's nothing major plus we were about to land in 30 mins or so"

Pros: "Direct flight"
Cons: "Delayed 2 hours, gate changed, no free food"

Pros: "Was about an average flight for domestic travel."
Cons: "Leg room on flight wasn't the greatest and seat recline also slides the bottom of the seat forward."

Cons: "Flight delayed for 4 hours"

Pros: "Absolutely nothing"
Cons: "This airline was extremely disrespectful and treated us like animals after cancelling our flight ..."

Pros: "Not much."
Cons: "Cramped seats; no on-flight entertainment. Boarding was unorganized. Overhead bins packed to overflowing."

Pros: "The seat was uncomfortable and the flight was full. The crew was okay. Friendly enough."
Cons: "Next time I will fly first class.. More legroom"

Pros: "The staff was nice and helpful"
Cons: "The seats are not comfortable and not enough space. Not ideal for a long flight"

Pros: "Flight left on departure and on board air cooling system was much welcome. Cabin crew were polite."
Cons: "Cabin was untidy, goodness knows what was stowed away at the back of seats towards the rear of the cabin, so rear of cabin was unwelcoming. Cabin crew should keep some overhead lockers for their own use. Poor sound quality on Inflight entertainment, either that or Headphones were poor. Food portions were painfully small (lunch of chicken risotto) AND I found pretzel flavoured breakfast bap unpopular."

Pros: "Read above"

Pros: "Flight attendant decided this was a water-only flight. No particular reason, just lazy."

Cons: "I could not hear the flight attendant's announcements."

Cons: "Flight was canceled and attendant very unhelpful"

Pros: "My flight was delayed multiple and had to get a taxi to LAX which we even missed that flight because the gate attendants waited so late to make a decision. We are still traveling as we speak and are looking to arrive in Raleigh after 3pm. Which is 8 hours later than our orginal flight."

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

Pros: "Adequate work-around by an alert and helpful United Customer Service rep in LAX."
Cons: "We had to take this flight rather than a direct from LAX to SBA after missing our scheduled flight sitting on the tarmac for an HOUR waiting for our terminal to be vacated by an international flight with "mechanical problems." Four extra hours in transit!"

Pros: "Comfortable and on time"

Cons: "My suitcase was ruined in transit to Kansas City. The help desk basically asked me to leave my bag behind for three weeks to see if they can fix it. They had no means of looking after the contents. Was I suppose to carry my content???This was ever so frustrating since the suitcase was brand new. Then the lady told me that my warranty on the bag will cover the damage. It was obvious she was not willing to help and did not have a clue what she was doing thus I just logged the complaint and had by suitcase sorted out the San Francisco Airport. They were very helpful."

Pros: "After all these years, still love United!"
Cons: "Loved everything!"

Pros: "legroom"

Pros: "The service was great."

Cons: "Check in staff was dismissive and not helpful at all at first."

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Food quality"

Pros: "The staff was pleasant"
Cons: "We were delayed several times and deboarding came with a delay. Missed work and missed school."

Pros: "On time."

Pros: "I checked in by phone and was able to print out my ticket at a kiosk, quick and easy."
Cons: "When checking in by phone it can get a little complicated. When they ask your name the computer was not able to understand my last name, unfortunately."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "I'm still at the airport !!!"

Pros: "My seat"
Cons: "Snacks weren't very good"

Cons: "Almost ruined my trip and lost a day of vacation"

Cons: "The worst travel experience ever."

Cons: "Lost my bag"

Cons: "Comfort?? What comfort?? This will be the last time I'll use United !!!"

Pros: "No one smiled or looked like they were happy with a plane full of vacationers"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "None"

Pros: "On time flight"
Cons: "Lack of meal service"

Pros: "Download the United App (before takeoff! Or you'll have to pay). The App has some good movies and you can watch them free of charge."
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Good"

Pros: "The airline personnel was very helpful to my father."

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."

Pros: "Covered the required distance in time"
Cons: "Need individual TV screens. No one came for "Call to attendent" button for 30mins. i canceled it . Just needed water. United and Lufthansa need to look at Singapore airlines. They operate very professionally."

Cons: "It was delayed 3hrs!"

Cons: "Poor seat selection options."

Pros: "Was a nice trip"
Cons: "All was good"

Pros: "Everything worked. Smooth process. But online check in didn't work well for us."
Cons: "Online check-in."

Pros: "Newer planes"
Cons: "More and better snacks, should provide pillows"

Cons: "Kayak suckssssssssss"

Pros: "The price...for once, a weekend to SF was reasonable!"

Pros: "N/A"

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "On time"

Cons: "Late by almost an hour"

Cons: "Horrible overlay"

Pros: "I was content"
Cons: "The people sitting next to me"

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COVID-19 information

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Heightened sanitation

Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Santa Barbara

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