Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Santa Rosa to San José
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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 9h 40m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on American Airlines ($383) and Alaska Airlines ($418)
From Santa Rosa to San José, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from San José back to Santa Rosa , the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Friday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Santa Rosa you will be using Santa Rosa Sonoma County, often referred to as Santa Rosa Airport. You will be landing at San José Juan Santamaria Intl, also known as San José Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "I never received the flight. It did not exist. I had to buy another ticket."
Cons: "On board entertainment"
Pros: "Very friendly and efficient crew"
Cons: "Everything was great!"
Cons: "Really comfortable. Great flight"
Pros: "Makeup was on point!"
Cons: "No screen on the seats."
Pros: "Free upgrade!!!"
Pros: "Loved the new menu in1st. class."
Cons: "Bad pilot"
Pros: "Brand new aircraft. Tons of legroom"
Pros: "Friendly crew and quick easy boarding."
Cons: "Windows didn't have shades, coffee was cold initially. On the positive the attendant noticed and came back with a warm cup."
Pros: "The check in process was smooth"
Cons: "The business/ first class seats are very uncomfortable ( limited by design) The food choices limited, worse than microwaved TV dinners"
Cons: "No food, just snacks."
Cons: "Hard seats"
Pros: "Super fast turn around, great in flight crew (Tonya was very nice). Barely any wait time to get my bag upon landing. Love the free beer and wine, of course. The plane was late and we were boarded and in the air in about 10-15 at the most. Ground crew at STS is always good. Flight was fine, a bit bumpy on the landing. Great sunset and view of the full moon."
Pros: "Free booze"
Cons: "No power ports"
Pros: "I hate this bus thing"
Pros: "Nice crew comfy seats especially for a prop. Good overheads"
Cons: "Delay of 90 mins"
Cons: "They closed the check-in counter 40 minutes prior to check in AND the flight was delayed 10 minutes. So even though I was at the airport a full hour before departure, I was not allowed to check in and I missed the flight. I had to be rerouted through Seattle and got home 8 hours later than planned. Very frustrating."
Pros: "The flight itself was good."
Cons: "Delayed flight, should've offered free snacks to customers"
Cons: "One hour delay leaving sts"
Pros: "I had an empty seat and the stewardess asked me if it was ok to move a person, so I agreed. She gave me miles just for that."
Pros: "Flight attendants"
Cons: "Complete failure to announce that passports needed to be verified. Telling you as you board is infuriating. This was Alaska’s fault, not TSA’s."
Pros: "Helpful staff, very open for customer."
Pros: "We arrived on time"
Cons: "Brenda at LAX called me jerk and was a terrible representative for your company... To say the least"
Pros: "Flight left on time."
Cons: "No wine, had to be shuttled to terminal. Done ever time after Virgin purchase. (At LAX)"
Cons: "The flight left without me and six other passengers, despite the fact that I got to the gate at 5:30am for a 5:45am flight."
Cons: "2 hrs late in Los Angeles"
Pros: "The purpose of our trip is to be in a wedding. The suitcase may ,or may not arrive in time. I was told it would be delivered to the Costa Verde Quepos, Manuel Antonio hotel. I will be without any clothes for at least two and a half days. Please help! My cell is 209-549-6276, but I don't know if it will work while I am in Costa Rica The suitcase tag number is 10-65-88"
Pros: "Check in person Alaska counter went out of her way to make sure that my wife and I had seats close together so I could help her on the plane and help her get seated."
Cons: "Everything went well. I was very happy with the service and the flight."
Pros: "Apparently mechanical problems early in the day put our jet 89 min behind, but all involved worked the magic to achieve only a 60 minute late arrival. Loved the sparkling water (she was kind enough to make mine vegan even : - )."
Cons: "Late start and long taxi and long bus rides. BUT, the conversation with the new found friend was off the chain. I'm cool with the Sonoma means a taxi and bus portion - worth the fare."
Pros: "Very convenient to fly from Santa Rosa to LA"
Cons: "It was a small plane so it was a little crowded"
Cons: "On the return flight it was cancelled and they put us in a flea bag hotel and I have written Alaska and requested a FULL ROUND TRIP TO COSTA RICA and they haven't had the courtesy of responding. I wrote Wayne Newton 2x. b"
Pros: "Liked being able to board the plane from both ends, much quicker."
Cons: "No entertainment but none was expected"
Cons: "After arriving at the santa rosa airport, an airport smaller than most bus stations, I tried to print my boarding pass at the kiosk, it told me to go the Alaska desk for assistance, easy enough considering theres only 1 desk in the entire airport, however there were no Alaska employees there. I waited, and waited, and started to panic as the flight time approached but knew the plane was literally 10 steps away so I did my best to remain calm. I tried to enter when people started to board, but despite my confirmation number, receipt for my flight and 2 forms of photo ID, the security team informed me that I must get a boarding pass from the non existent Alaska air employees. After waiting for 45 minutes and watching my plain board and fly away, an employee finally showed up and did his best to help me, but also told me its normal for Alaska to leave their assistance desk unmanned, and I should have used the kiosk... Which didn't work. After putting me on a bus to SF airport and assuring me they have a flight waiting for me with united. I was surprised to discover they actually shipped me to an airport 2 hours south, with no ticket waiting for me. After a 24 hour ordeal I finally made it to my destination, and all I was offered for their horrible customer service and "forgetting" to confirm the flight they claimed was waiting for me, was a 24$ food voucher!!!! Wow, a full day late for my cousins wedding, but I got a food voucher! I'm shocked and appalled at their lack of professionalism and will NEVER fly with Alaska again"
Pros: "The bisquit cookies."
Cons: "The staff weren't that friendly! Gone are the helpful employees! My daughter's seat wouldn't go back and they did nothing to accommodate her! LAME! Not overly friendly, need to take notes from JetBlue!"
Pros: "SeaTac was fabulous with my wheelchair. Thanks you"
Cons: "When I was picked up for my wheelchair in John Wayne airport, there was some short in the wheelchair that was causing a burning to my thigh. The person was totally unhelpful and I finally had to walk to my gate."
Pros: "The ease with which we disembarked. Having two options to exit made it so nice. I was out the door in two minutes."
Pros: "Easy checked bag drop off. Loved not driving to SFO . Easy boarding . The whole experience was great much more relaxed than when I have to go to the city . This is my first time flying out of STS . Loved it ."
Cons: "Small commuter plane , but I'll have to get used to it ."
Pros: "Perfect. I don't think I've ever had a bad experience with Alaska Airlines, and they are earlier much more often than late."
Pros: "Serves the area I needed to go, luggage handled efficiently with carry-on's loaded and checked in items accurately delivered."
Cons: "Really bad snacks, no charging plugs for short flight. No movie options for short flight."
Pros: "What a nice surprise to get a drink and a snack."
Cons: "No window shades...on a sunny day. Uncomfortable, unsafe and difficult to work on a computer. ps, at leadt I got on the flight. This airline is ruthlessly unsympathetic to people that miss boarding - even when plane not full and even when there is a second holding area requiring additional wait time."
Pros: "Flight attendants offered drinks. I wasn't offered beverages on the flight from LAX to STS and was very thirsty."
Cons: "The overhead speaker was WAY too loud. It felt like they were screaming at us the whole time through the intercom."
Pros: "The crew was great, plane clean and comfortable and ride smooth"
Cons: "We were held up for almost 3 hours due to weather in LAX. Not the airlines fault but it was a 6AM flght and there was nothing at STS airport to eat. No tea. Coffee and cheezits. Crew tried their best"
Pros: "Great stewards, great price, comfortable + clean + modern airplane. What else could you ask for"
Cons: "I could ask for live TV on the backs of the seats, as with Jetblue and others"
Pros: "Really cramped overhead storage. Not TSA dimensions."
Pros: "Loved the staff!!"
Cons: "6 am is really early"
Pros: "Comfortable seats and nice crew."
Cons: "It was a very long flight, but no meal or entertainment was provided. On other airlines I've flown in the past, these things were included on international flights."
Cons: "American crew and gate agents are awesome!!!!"
Pros: "They looked for 18 people to get off the plane because of weight restrictions and the process was very disorganized"
Pros: "Crew was fantastic. They offered to valet my bag as I was boarding when they saw that it was cumbersome for me. The stewardess put me in a great seat when I was helpful to another passenger upon boarding. Also everyone seemed to be quite attentive and helpful during the covid situation, where people are a bit unnerved. I appreciated the effort to make everyone happy."
Cons: "The landing was a bit rough, but the rest of the flight was a dream. Definitely one of the better experiences Ive had in my 34 years of flying."
Cons: "Smooth flight left on time and arrived on time."
Pros: "Crew was awesome...love AA crew! Always and this time superb!"
Cons: "Leg room gets worse and worse...boarding sucked since they took our bags and we felt like it was only us that were singled out!!!"
Pros: "On time, main cabin extra was great, crew was nice, entertainment was great."
Cons: "No criticism"
Cons: "On the first leg of my journey, there was a card explaining how to get inflight entertainment using the aainflight.com which worked great. However the Phoenix to Eugene leg used Boingospot but there was no card in the seat pocket explaining what needed to be put in your browser to access the entertainment portal. There were only two flight attendants on the flight and, aside from the drink service, no one ever came to the back of the plane so I could ask the question. I could have used the call button but I think that should be saved for emergencies. I think the information on how to access the inflight entertainment should be in every seat pocket"
Pros: "Smooth flight"
Cons: "The crew was not too upbeat or inspiring. The movie selection was bland. Live TV was not working. Too much passive aggressive bitchiness from the lead flight attendant on the PA system."
Pros: "Crew was nice, entertainment was good"
Cons: "Food was mediocre"
Pros: "Once boarding, we didn’t wait long for take off."
Cons: "Being on time."
Pros: "Good flight. 3 hour duration at night. I flew in first class, as the extension of my business class flight from Paris."
Cons: "Had to use a wheelchair service in terminals. Me and another victim were wheeled to 40 feet from the check in desk and the guy took off without further instruction. I hobbled to the counter to make sure we were on the pre-board list. Defeats the purpose, but whatever....."
Cons: "Missed the flight due to poor staff and a delayed landing from my crossover. Given how childish the ground staff were being, I can only assume the flight staff wouldn't be much better."
Cons: "Flightleft 2 hours late and then an extra hour waiting at the next gate."
Cons: "There was literally no entertainment for over three hour flight and our flight was delayed an hour while we were on the plane."
Cons: "My luggage was delayed. I received it the day after"
Pros: "The agent at checkin was so kind, nice, professional and superb...I will always fly American Airlines....you have the best checkin agents, best gate agents (super funny yet professional) and also the flight crew was absolutely amazing!"
Cons: "baggage claim in Costa Rica is terrible service...but that is the airports fault since this happens with other airlines.....something has to0 change!!!!"
Cons: "To change a flight they want $200! That is why I changed to Southwest."
Pros: "Entertainment availability for free"
Cons: "Chargers so we could watch free movies or screens to watch movies on instead of our own device"
Pros: "4 flights and all of them in middle uncomfortable seats. I requested aisle seats many times and counter agents were unhelpful and rude."
Cons: "Better seat options and more comfortable seats"
Pros: "The snacks."
Cons: "This was the worst flight I've ever been on. Delayed 7 hours. Made it to deicing pad only to be told we needed to turn back to the gate due to technical issues. Kept being told 15 more minutes until departure."
Pros: "The crew was very nice and friendly"
Cons: "There was a technical difficulty with the plane, which made a short delay in our flight."
Pros: "Crew was very helpful."
Pros: "0ntime quick boarding"
Cons: "cost to check baggage"
Cons: "Incredibly uncomfortable. I even paid extra for more room. Meals were a joke"
Pros: "The plane departed and arrived as scheduled. Flight attendants weee courteous and responsive."
Cons: "I was cramped in Seat B."
Pros: "On time departure, this flight tends to get delayed, not this time. Good service and pleasant flight."
Cons: "I prefer personal entertainment systems."
Cons: "I ended up renting a car at my expense to drive the last 6 hours. AA didn't care, actually I think they were happy."
Cons: "Waited 3hrs to leave the runway"
Pros: "Price was reasonable"
Pros: "everything but the cabin temperature. it was very hot and uncomfortable."
Cons: "Too warm in the cabin."
Pros: "Can’t say anything good"
Cons: "When boarding crew was rude because carry on did not fit the overhead compartment. No options to choose from for entertainment. Flight was delayed almost an hour while sitting in plane. Food options almost nonexistent"
Cons: "upon my arrival in MIA noticed the lock was missing and the zipper half open when at my house one silver gift was partially missing Thetop cover please see picture attach in a separate letter will contact your offices her in Miami for rrinbustmen"
Cons: "Crew was incredibly unfriendly."
Pros: "The boarding process was easy and on flight service was on point."
Pros: "Luggage made it without being stolen"
Cons: "Too many delays.. 2 of the 3 flights were delayed and I missed my original connecting flight in Miami"
Pros: "The crew was very friendly and accommodating. The food as usual just snack type food for purchase as expected. The entertainment system malfunctioned and we could not watch the movie they offered. However one flight attendant was very nice and gave my kids special cookies. Nice touch!"
Pros: "Everything. I bought some souvenir magnets from the shop across from Starbucks near Gate C5(?). The gentleman working the register was very pleasant and was a welcome personality so early in the day. As a service member, I would like to thank him for his service. He was consistent in asking patrons whether they’d like to purchase a travel kit for the troops. A few patrons were abrupt and responded rudely but he maintained a level head and pressed on. Great attitude and professionalism. Thank you very much for your support! Also, I was able to get my Military discount applied towards my purchase which enabled me to purchase 1 travel kits for my fellow service members. A little goes a long way and when returning from deployments or coming home for R&R, it tends to be hectic and I, myself have often forgotten toiletries which I was able to get from the USO. The USO staff were also friendly and did an amazing job handling all of the personnel that funneled in, exhausted. Great attitudes and clean facilities. I would love to see an expansion to this USO location. They were full up this day, thank you for having this available to us! TSgt Angela Santiago Otero, USAF"
Pros: "Mostly everyrhing"
Cons: "Food was so so"
Pros: "Nice clean plane prompt w drinks and food great attendants"
Cons: "Nothing. All was excellent"
Pros: "the clerk at the boarding desk was kind"
Pros: "In flight movie options are great!"
Cons: "We boarded about an hour late but that happens."
Cons: "Too many delays. Having to de-board after boarding."
Pros: "Food, OK legroom, complimentary wine & beer on a US carrier"
Cons: "Barely functioning ancient touchscreen system"
Cons: "Delayed on the ground and didn't make up any time in the air. Arrived 45 minutes late."
Pros: "We missed the original flight on American Airline because of security check tie-up. Fortunately American Airline helped us board Bristish Airway 3 hours later flight."
Cons: "British Airway flight 269 on 3/24/17 was lousy and toilets were filthy. I fell asleep and missed the meal. When I pushed the help button, nobody came for 10 minutes until I grabbed a steward passing by. Then I used the nearby toilet once, the floor was wet and the toilet papers were almost totally out. I was so disappointed by the experience that I will not recommend BA to any friends."
Pros: "The airline was great."
Cons: "It airfare.......I've never in my life had to deal with such an unprofessional company in my entire life! I'm honestly shocked that you use them considering your a creditable company. I was screamed and cursed at hung up on and also cancelled off my flight the morning of and then had to pay an additional $100 to get back onto the flight! When I checked online they have nothing but bad reviews. Unfortunately I will not be booking through kayak again in fear of having to deal with airfare."
Pros: "Crew are cold. Babies crying. Dogs parking. And strong headwinds flying in from Boston made this flight uncomfortable"
Pros: "Very good , fare price and nice flight"
Cons: "Bumped me out of exit row. Seats would not lock in place and there was no wifi on flight. How in 2016 can an airline not have wifi on a flight from PHX to PHL."
Cons: "3 hours late"
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