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|August||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 24% drop in price.|
|November||Most popular time to fly with an average 10% increase in price.|
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|$375||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
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An average nonstop flight takes 8h 59m, covering a distance of 2389 miles.
There are 6 (nonstop) flights between Tampa and San Francisco per week, averaging 0 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Frontier ($34) and Multiple Airlines ($59), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Frontier ($68) and Multiple Airlines ($112).
Alaska Airlines flies 4 times weekly (Sunday, Saturday), United Airlines flies twice weekly (Monday, Thursday).
From Tampa to San Francisco, Friday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from San Francisco back to Tampa , the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Sunday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Tampa you will be using Tampa, often referred to as Tampa Airport. You will be landing at San Francisco, also known as San Francisco Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Both my arrival and departure were 45 minutes delayed and this wasn’t communicated to anyone. The screen was never updated at the gate either time and reflected the previous flights information causing confusion to people trying to make sure they were at the right gate."
Pros: "Smooth ride"
Cons: "Waiting in the plane a very long time after landing at SFO"
Pros: "Quick entry. One flight attendant was very friendly."
Cons: "First class upgrade was suspect. Seats were all visibly torn. Very busy ailes to bathrooms for first class. One flight attendant was a bit rude. Other attendant was very nice. But didn’t feel upgrade was at all worth the money. Also had to try three times online and twice in person for upgrade."
Pros: "We left and arrived on time. No bags got lost. Were happy with having our carry on luggage checked for free."
Cons: "Got hungry mid-flight (4hr trip). Would have purchased food but chose not to because options were poor and expensive."
Cons: "My flight was canceled for unknown reasons."
Pros: "Crew was friendly and accommodating"
Cons: "No entertainment options and boarded front to back, which takes longer"
Pros: "Tv/wifi on board"
Pros: "The flight itself was great, the only problem was when we landed we waited on tar mat for almost hour. Already a 4 hour flight so it added additional hour. Otherwise check in , flight and baggage claim was great."
Pros: "Last minute trip to MN and back to Bay Area. Went for a funeral. Flew Sun country for the first time both ways. Best experience I've/we've had flying in a while. Thank you. We'll be back - especially if y'all go to the east coast."
Pros: "For only $15 more I upgraded to a seat with more space and was very comfortable. With the baggage fee only $20 (not $25 like other airlines), I was very happy with the affordable upgrade."
Pros: "Smooth flight with great service. I enjoyed the food options! Great curbside service to quickly check our bags. ;)"
Cons: "Rude. Pushy. Bad even for a red-eye."
Cons: "Seats were very small and uncomfortable, Had a hotdog bread was hard was really unpleasant, There's no WiFi, Flight attendant was rude!"
Pros: "First class upgrade are reasonable"
Pros: "Never flown Sun Country before and was impressed by the crew's efficiency and demeanor."
Cons: "Seats don't go back and you have to pay for the use of a movie entertainment center."
Pros: "Friendly staff Like the way boarding is handled"
Cons: "No wifi & no free snack"
Pros: "Great crew"
Cons: "no basic snack"
Pros: "The staff were very friendly. The flight left right on time and arrived early to my destination."
Cons: "The seating space was very small but had a good amount of leg room. I was really looking forward to utilizing wifi for entertainment while on the plane but at this time they do not offer wifi on any of their flights. This made the flight very long."
Pros: "First class"
Pros: "Arrived early at destination"
Cons: "Luggage took almost 40 minutes to show up at baggage claim. This may be an airport issue, but you are the only ones that ask for feed back, so pass it along if you can."
Pros: "Drinks were offered twice."
Cons: "No complimentary peanuts or pretzels."
Cons: "Seemed a little cramped"
Pros: "It was the first time I'd flown Sun Country, and it won't be my last!! They made my travel enjoyable, the crew was friendly and cheerful!"
Pros: "Ok beer prices food limited and expensive"
Pros: "I think being nice is a job requirement for Sun Country airlines."
Pros: "The computers went down the day before the flight and the phones said they were too busy try later. But the personal service at the airport was outstanding, which completely made up for the glitch. And the crew were extra friendly."
Pros: "-efficiency of boarding -friendly crew -small airline means transfer in Minneapolis was just a few seconds walk -ticket price"
Cons: "-rock hard seats, bad even for coach, but I'll bring a cushion next time -Sun Country unfortunately has its gates in the INTERNATIONAL terminal, so beware TSA lines on the way out of SFO"
Pros: "The crew was great!!"
Cons: "No complimentary snacks were served and it was a 4 hour flight."
Pros: "Overall quiet,uneventful flight."
Cons: "On a long flight from MSP to SanFrancisco, I've always had flight attendants coming down aisle several times with water. Not at all on this Sun Country flight. Disappointing."
Pros: "Nice bear selection. Good legroom."
Cons: "Unable to select seats once you got to the airport. No in flight entertainment. No real hot meal (even for purchase). No wifi. Seats barely recline. Late takeoff on my first flight making the connection tight. Lack of mobile tickets."
Pros: "EVERYTHING WAS NORMAL."
Cons: "THE SEATS SEEM BROKEN- THE PAD SLIDES AROUND. IS THERE A SOLUTION TO THAT CRAPY WIRE THAT HOLDS THE SEAT BACK POCKET CLOSED? IT HITS US TALL GUYS IN THE KNEES AND IS A TRUE DETRACTION EVERY TIME. THE SEAT PAD WAS SOOOO FLAT- NO CUSHION LEFT."
Pros: "The general attitude of the flight crew was great. Warm and kind, fun and full of smiles."
Cons: "The picnic pack was the only thing I could eat and was told it was no longer an option but still on the menu. Ended up not getting anything and was not thrilled by it."
Cons: "Seating policy is strange and a bit confusing."
Pros: "Courteous staff. Ease of ticketing, security, boarding."
Pros: "The flight was fine. However, the space for your legs seems to be getting smaller every time I fly, and I am only 5'2. I would be tempted to "pay more: for an exit row. My husband,6'2, would not fit."
Cons: "Leg room"
Pros: "All women crew!!"
Pros: "Crew was very practical and personable. Food was airplane food, so I didn't expect to be impressed, and wasn't. Using and advertising the use of one of the local restaurant's (one that is a classic in that city) seasoning on the burger was a definite plus. Probably the only reason I bought a burger as a matter of fact."
Cons: "Update your damn planes. No movies? No music? Just a crummy little tablet if I want to watch something, and it's not even complimentary. It's inconvenient, and I'm expected to pay for it. Compared to Delta, not impressive at all."
Pros: "On the return flight, even though we took off at least 40 minutes late they made up 30 mins in the air."
Cons: "I don't like that I was charged extra to reserve seats ahead due to a claustrophobia issue and needing to sit on the aisle."
Pros: "The pilot did an awesome job keeping us informed of delays and why.we were being delayed. He did an outstanding job landing the plane under icy, snow covered and strong winds. Please inform him of our appreciation."
Pros: "Oooh... and a new plane to boot! :)"
Cons: "Will need WiFi for business"
Cons: "They lost my bag. Service in retrieving ,\my bag was terrible."
Pros: "Service, communication, inflight service the best! We like to fly first class whenever possible and SunCountry is one of the best first class environments. Flight crew, food, service in flight always the best!"
Pros: "Made an effort to get us out before the storm hit"
Pros: "Crew was very kind, and being able to bring a carry on with no charge was a huge benefit."
Cons: "No snacks."
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "Upgraded to first class - YaY. The personal media pad was cool."
Cons: "Flight was late"
Cons: "1st flight had 1 hrs mechanical delay. connecting flight was delayed another 3 hrs due to mechanical issues and this was at the hub airport. needless to say, it took me twice as long to get to my destination."
Pros: "Loved having all three seats on long fligjtb"
Pros: "Smooth ride, snack box, friendly staff"
Pros: "All United personnel I dealt with were polite, courteous, and professional."
Cons: "Very little leg room. Very little!"
Cons: "From the surly check in personnel, to the confused boarding. Even less charming than usual. The flight was scheduled to depart at 11:40 from Tampa to Newark. Twenty minute delay for boarding and then additional 40 minute ground delay. Flight scheduled from 11:40 to 2:20 p.m. Onboard the flight attendant came through with the food carte. Were any of the "lunch" items available? "No, we only have snack items on this flight." But it's during lunch time... "It's not a long enough flight." WHO COULD MAKE THIS UP? We declined to complain for fear we would be thrown from the plane. Oh yes, I have 1,800,000 miles on United."
Pros: "We arrived safely on time."
Cons: "Bathroom is too small. Announcements were anxiety inducing. Sick people on the airplane spreading germs."
Pros: "I was able to board early since I have a United MileagePlus Explorer card."
Cons: "The seats in economy has very limited legroom and the large and over weight Caucasian seating next to me frequently took the arm rest and cross over into my space. The airplane did not have individual monitors. And trying to watch a movie on my phone over United's wi-fi was a terrible experience since the signal keeps dropping."
Pros: "On time from Checking In and Departure"
Pros: "smooth flight, good service"
Cons: "hold up to board family with 2 much luggage, overhead bins 2 small"
Cons: "Had to circle 3 time before landing due to air traffic."
Cons: "Too many delays, nothing was offered. Nothing was given or comp; Food, water, bags, seat upgrades, not flying untied again"
Pros: "Crew kept passengers informed about changing information"
Pros: "Delays 2 hours"
Pros: "Flight was ahead of schedule."
Cons: "No free entertainment, everything possible is a paid extra. The outbound segment of this flight was over 2 hours late with drinks service that took over 2 hours to complete their first run - completely incompetent. Avoid United, especially now."
Cons: "delay too long"
Cons: "Travelling with United Airlines company you have to know that you need to download the UA app before your flight otherwise you need to pay for the internet during the flight to download the app. Without this app any movie on your device wouldn't played."
Pros: "Flight was shorter than expected"
Cons: "Bathrooms were dirty and sound wasn't working for first in flight movie"
Pros: "Excellent attentive care."
Cons: "My first 5 hour long flight did not have a complimentary snack."
Pros: "It was a sparsely populated flight, I was able to lay down and sleep, very nice!"
Cons: "No problems, al was fine and I slept very well. No complaints!"
Cons: "Seats so cramped. Fat person next to me invaded my space in my middle seat"
Pros: "Despite the lack of entertainment options, the ability to upgrade to economy plus made my flight comfortable."
Cons: "No entertainment on board, and you need a plugin installed on your mobile device to make their streaming service work, which I didn't have."
Pros: "Very gracious staff and attendants : )"
Pros: "Smooth flight. Good cabin service."
Pros: "Not much ~ no movies, no rental video device ~ nothing"
Pros: "The flight was great and crew was awesome!"
Cons: "There was no working wifi, which was a bit of a bummer. But certainly not the end of the world!"
Cons: "horrible service representative in newark."
Pros: "Great help from all the ground staff, especially in Osaka."
Cons: "The food was okay but you need to offer herbal teas for those who want something warm (planes are cold) but not caffeinated."
Cons: "Flight was delayed several times due to no pilot"
Pros: "Porter Service in Las Vegas. The gentleman who helped us was awesome. The rest of the crew don't even compare to the Japanese in service"
Cons: "why would you charge $6 for a 1.5 hour flight to watch TV. Didn't even have time for a movie..."
Pros: "Quick flight, good service"
Cons: "Delay on return flight."
Pros: "Overall, the plane seemed newer and was very comfortable."
Cons: "The boarding process was a little disorganized, but being in group 5, it didn't really affect me too much. The crew on board did their job, but they could check on the passengers a little bit more and possibly pass out water or refills to drinks."
Pros: "Boarding was consistent and timely"
Cons: "Older, worn interior, especially if seats are pushed back"
Cons: "The crew was pretty rude on this flight for some reason."
Pros: "They let us know ahead of time so we could arrive later to the airport, and did not have to wait in the airport."
Cons: "- They were very strict about carry-on luggage size, and insisted even after the flight being 3 hours late. My carry-on fit into their overhead compartment just fine. - No food was offered during the 6 hours flight. - Chairs in coach are uncomfortable for long flights (same as some other airlines I've flown with). Feet or head rest could be nice additions that don't require much additional space per passenger."
Cons: "the airplane is really old! Don't have any amenities."
Pros: "Pilot was wonderful and did a fabulous job landing in the windy conditions."
Cons: "The flight attendant was dismissive and rude. The united terminal at DFW was terrible. Dirty, old and just plain disgusting. Craft was a bit run down and dirty as well"
Pros: "Crew was courteous, though not very helpful. I liked the convenience of a direct flight."
Cons: "First the change fees. To reschedule for a week later would have cost over $800. I only paid $540 for the RT ticket! Second, my seat was broken and would not stay upright. Attendant simply told me to not lean back. Furthermore the audio in my wife's seat did not work; only produced static. Although we had these problems, and the plane was not full, the attendant did not offer a solution - like changing seats. Chinese airlines offer free second bag, and not cost changes. I will probably choose another carrier, even if it cost a bit more, for the extra flexibility and service"
Pros: "It's always a mess. SFO should put more chairs on the main level at international boarding and have people sit up there until their boarding class is called. it's simply too tight at the actual gate to have everyone clamorous to get on the plane"
Cons: "Flying in general just sucks unless you're in business class."
Pros: "Very friendly service"
Pros: "Very helpful and attentive from start to finish"
Cons: "Small seats I'm not obease but I am thick I was a lil cramped"
Pros: "Good, easy"
Pros: "Crew, Entertainment options, spacious seating"
Cons: "Long wait on Tarmac and not being able to add my boarding pass to my Apple wallet"
Cons: "I ordered and paid for food that they forgot to serve me. I had to go to the back to ask for my food. When I did they were rude about it. UA has offered a coupon for 50.00 that I can use if I fly with them again-- which would cost about 1000. No thanks, United. I'll fly with China Air."
Pros: "Early arrival, ahead of schedule"
Cons: "No entertainment/ used dish tv ... No signal"
Pros: "The plane didn't crash. Quite possibly the only nice thing I can say about this flight."
Cons: "No built in personal entertainment for a 12 hour flight. If you had already downloaded the United app, you could connect a personal device to their wifi for free and watch from there (if you didn't download the app prior to takeoff, you were screwed). Also, no USB charging outlets were available. I live in Korea and don't have an American style outlet to connect to a USB, so my devices died. The provided tiny aisle TV which played programmed shows and movies kept freezing, skipping, and turning off. Entertainment is usually the saving grace for budget int'l flights, whose food, service, and comfort can be expected to suck. Next time I'll shell out for Korean Air or Asiana."
Cons: "As an international traveler I find it annoying to have to pay for my bags on an internal domestic flight. There should be some reciprocation with partner airlines to cover baggage if coming from international to domestic flights"
Pros: "The flight attendants were nice"
Cons: "Missing my international connection, having to spend 24 hours in San Francisco, not able to reschedule on a different flight. United paid for my hotel and gave me three $7 food vouchers. They only gave me 4oz of soda...I asked for the can and the flight attendant was rude. I wouldn't pay $7.99 for 3 hours of wifi."
Pros: "Plane was not crowded. Less claustrophobic. Bathrooms clean."
Cons: "Sound system. The PA blasting through ear phones is annoying."
Pros: "My flights/trip to Billund were rebooked, because of Lufthansa's strike. So I travelled a different route; Sacramento to Houston, to Toronto, to Copenhagen and from there to Billund."
Pros: "I liked everything feel comfortable flying by air plane"
Cons: "Mild turbulence"
Cons: "From check in to boarding and then flight all were fantastic. We were traveling with 2 kids as well under 3"
Cons: "A little cramped and you should be more upfront about a dumb fee of $45 for a carry on. I thought I was getting a good deal on a flight but I guess I was wrong. I will probably fly with an airline that doesn’t charge you for something that should be free from now on"
Pros: "Liked the ease of boarding and cleanliness of the plane!"
Cons: "No reclining of seats"
Cons: "First I bought a ticket from Spirit Airlines SFO to MCO for 309$, then I saw charges from frontier Airline, frontier airlines bought a ticket for me too for 287$, when I was just watching checking the price. Then I compared the tickets, both the time, but from Frontier Airlines was cheaper then I stayed with frontier and cancel the other reservation from Spirit Airlines the next day I see frontier airlines also cancelled that reservation and I had to rebook another ticket for 496$, the price went up, then I had to pay 187$ extra, IT WAS A FRAUD JOB FROM FRONTIER AIRLINES, I can prove everything above with the receipts and the dates on it, the worse experience I had"
Pros: "Service was fast and friendly and very efficient!!"
Pros: "Bag charged"
Pros: "Arrived 40 minutes early so can't be too sad about that especially since a gate was available immediately. Jet bridge in SF was heated but in Denver where it was colder and he had to wait it was not. The check in lady clearly did not care about her job at all I'm Denver. Frontier is a budget airline which for this trip worked for me as I was able to pack everything in a "personal item" and don't mind sitting in the back of the plane, I got lucky and got asigned a window seat. No drinks offeed without a charge which I don't agree with but again you get what you pay for. And it's way better than Spirit."
Cons: "Everything is an upcharge - carryon, a seat that reclines, etc."
Cons: "Flight was delayed several hours. This led to a loss of work time and money for me. I will not fly Frontier again for a business trip."
Pros: "Flight left and arrived on time."
Cons: "Seats didn't recline and website is misleading when it comes to purchasing seats. I was very uncomfortable."
Cons: "Despite the missed connection the woman at the ticket counter insisted that I would be charged for a carry on bag. I flew American instead and will be seeking a refund."
Cons: "This airline comes up with every idea possible to charge the costomer. I give the airline a star for being sneaky and sly and having rules and policies to rip off passengers. Because it is brilliant that they con you without breaking any laws."
Pros: "Flights were on time"
Cons: "Nickel and dime you to death."
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Plane was 1.5 hours late. Seats are terrible. Charge for everything."
Cons: "the lady at the counter told me that my bag was ok if i told some things out , i threw away some things i wanted came back and she preceeded to tell i still had to pay 45 dollars and she did not tell me that so i lost my samples and am very angry"
Pros: "Our flight didn't get canceled."
Cons: "I did not like that the airline does not mention anything about paying for carry on, paying for all drinks and food or paying to choose a seat, which were extremely uncomfortable by the way. All of these costs combine could have equaled or exceeded other ticket prices. It felt misleading and not worth the effort. I also thought that the sales pitch on the flight was disruptive and annoying. If you are going to represent yourself as a budget airline, stop trying to nickle and dime me everywhere you can."
Cons: "Everything. Frontier is awful and I will never fly with them again. They cancelled the flight for "weather" more than 12 hours in advance. By the time the flight was supposed to leave, flights were taking off from O'Hare without any problem. Next, they could not have been less cooperative in helping my find an alternative route to San Fran. After more than 2 hours of arguing with Frontier personnel, they magically found a way for me to get there via Denver. Finally, once I boarded the flight to Denver, the crew could not have been any less competent. I saw at least two instances where they had given away the seat of someone who had checked into the flight, then had to scramble to find them a new seat. Frontier is the worst."
Cons: "More delays, few answers, no satisfaction. Do whatever you can to avoid flying Frontier."
Pros: "The crew was fine."
Cons: "First, I was not made aware that checking a bag, selecting a seat, and carrying on a bag would each be extra charges on top of the ticket price. If I had known that, I would have used a different airline, because the prices were relatively similar after all of the added costs. Secondly, the actual plane ride was incredibly uncomfortable. The seats on these airplanes do not recline (which is frustrating for a 3.5 - 4 hour flight), drinks or snacks are not free, and most of the other passengers were rude and difficult. I would not recommend this airline for any flights longer than 1.5 hours."
Pros: "The price - but it won't create long term customers"
Cons: "The space, the aircraft felt cheap/unsafe which made turbulence more unsafe, the tray tables don't even fit a small lap top which is comical, the lack of food availability. Overall feels extremely cheap and unsafe in camparison to other aircrafts. Comparable to Spirit."
Cons: "I had a prior international flight that landed at 5AM that morning. I hustled through customs to try to make this flight. I asked multiple TSA agents how worried I should be about making my Frontier flight and I was assured that I would have time to make it. After running through the A Terminal, I got to my gate and the doors were already closed and no agent was there. I feel let down by the TSA agents."
Pros: "The boarding process was easy enough."
Cons: "The crew was absolutely clueless. Half way through the flight no less than 6 sleeping passengers were woken and shuffled about because they discovered two other passengers had seated themselves in the priority area. I understand the desire to ensure passengers are seated properly. However, it was ludicrous to wake 6 people who were not at fault for this error on their part. They should have been more vigilant at the start, or left the rest of us alone after the fact. Terrible understanding of customer service. Also, our flight arrived early, however, they didn't have the appropriate gate available. Poor planning as we knew we'd be early about half way through the flight. Would not fly again, not because of the disorganized gate business, however, there's a real lack of customer focus on this airline."
Cons: "it took 45 minutes for my bag to come out"
Cons: "we paid for our carry on... There was no drink available... And very impolite flight attendant..."
Cons: "Crew was condescending and rude. There were young adults in a group around me and my companion, who also look young, and the way the flight attendant spoke to us about technology was rude."
Cons: "Frontier has trained their staff and written their website to "threaten" passengers into buying extra's like bags, assigned seats ."if your bag doesn't fit we will charge you 120 at the gate", I cant' guarantee a refund" "you may not get a seat if you don't buy one online (they warn you three times on the website before you can complete online check in...we were "randomly assigned" 6 seats together for free by skipping the buy seats step and completing online check in). On frontier you can only take one personal item for free. carry on is $70 (35 one way) and checked bags are $60 (30 one way)...MORE at the airport. I also fault Kayak here, they don't compare apples to apples - united carry on bags are free.. I bought 5 checked bags (6 people flying), but we decided to just do a personal item in the end. Turns out you can only get bag refunds at the airport ticket office ..not online or by phone. The ticket agent said there was no guarantee we would get a refund, but she would put a note in our record. Hmmm....prepaid $300 for a service we didn't use and may not get refunded. Online check in tries to bully you into buying seats...you have to say no 3 times before they let you complete check in. That would have been another $120 for the 6 of us. The best for last. On the return flight home, we went to ticketing agent to get refund for return bags ( the outbound ticket agent would only put a note in our record for the outbound flight, so we had to stand in line again for the return flight). She told us there was a gate change and sent us to the international terminal (a different terminal than the rest of Frontier flights). She marked the new terminal on our tickets. We were at the gate for 45 minutes and realized there were only about 10 other passengers for our flight there. I tried to call frontier on the white airport phone. They just had a recording and told me to dial an 800 number. I was on hold for 20 minutes before i got a person who said he couldn't get me any information. The flight wasn't listed on the departures board in the international terminal we had been sent to, so finally we decided we'd better go to the original gate. We had to go to another termanial, go through security again, and found our flight boarding at the original gate. The woman who sent us to the wrong terminal was at original gate loading passengers, so she knew there had been a mistake. She said they had made two announcements. The trouble is, the announcements were not audible in the international terminal. I told her there were several other passengers at the wrong gate, one of whom was elderly and would need help making the flight, No apology, and when we continued to try to get help for the other passengers, they, told us to move away from the podium or they would call security!!! ARGH!"
Pros: "The crew was nice."
Cons: "Although the flight was good I was shocked that I had to pay an additional fee for my seat upon check-in via the internet. I had to pay $17 extra on the way to Florida and $11 extra per seat on the return flight to Chicago. Why wasn't I made aware of this? Also, I went on Frontiers website prior to my trip to see what the carry-on fees were. They never explained the fees until after I was trying to print out my boarding pass and I was charged $40 per carry-on (3 of us were travelling). Give a head's up about your fees!!!!!! Otherwise, your prices are misleading!"
Cons: "The onward flight was cancelled and I wasn't provided an immediate alternative flight. On cancelling my entire itinerary, I was charged a cancellation fee and not provided a refund. I would never fly from frontier again."
Pros: "Staff were nice"
Cons: "Paid $85 for my 2 pieces of luggage - what a trap!"
Cons: "en retard de 2h pour l'embarquement et payement du bagage au retour de 45$"
Cons: "all the additional fees, cancels out any savings on fare"
Cons: "The pilots were an hour late after we had already boarded and provided no explanation or appologies."
Pros: "Would rather pay more for v tickets with another airline. Horrible. Have to pay for everthing. Will never ride with them again"
Cons: "Delayed again. This time by 2.5+ hours. They nickel and dime you for everything. - charges to check a bag, for carry-on baggage, to get a seat assignment, for a soft drink....I will not fly Frontier again if I can help it."
Cons: "Worst costumer service I have ever dealt with. Spoke with three employees that each told me to do something different. Finally, spoke to a department head and was told that his employees were misspoken. Who trains these guys?"
Pros: "Frontier claims to be the cheapest, but they add additional fees to bring a carry on item (it ends up being cheaper to check your bag) and to select your seat when checking in."
Pros: "The pilot was very friendly, I liked his tie. The copilot was also friendly."
Cons: "The rest of the staff were rude and unprofessional. The chairs were so uncomfortable. There was no complimentary drink, and when you ask for just water the staff rolls their eyes and gives it to you as if it was the biggest inconvenience for them. When they approach you with the cart they say, "Is anyone purchasing anything?" I also didn't like that there was hardly any announcements on the loudspeaker to let us know about what is happening, or when we might approximately be landing."
Cons: "flight was an hour off with no explanation as to the cause. Seats did not recline and were terribly uncomfortable."
Cons: "First of all, they charged me to check into my flight. My $131 ticket turned into $183 and I hadn't even checked in for the way back. Not only did I have to pay for a seat at check in, but I had to pay $40 to brin a carry on!!!! So what the heck did my ticket pay for?!?! Once I choked down the extra $53, I went to the gate and the flight was cancelled. The gate attendant offered a refund or to put me on a flight the next day. He wouldn't look at other airlines for me. The only nice thing they did was make the refund process easy on the phone, since I had to leave the terminal to find another ticket counter to help me. I will not be flying frontier. Ever."
Pros: "The crew on my return flight was much more personable than on the flight out. Boarding and unboarding were super easy (no checked baggage for my flight)."
Cons: "THE HIDDEN FEES ARE CRAZY RIDICULOUS! Sure the flight starts out cheap, until you realize you have to pay for carry-on bags, and another fee when you pick your seat! Overall my flight cost was $130 more than anticipated with the hidden fees. The seats on the flight to my destination were old and uncomfortable and my seat did not recline (and I paid $30 for the super stretch seating)."
Pros: "Pay extra for another airlines. Frontier is uncomfortable and you have to pay for everything after the ticket. You only end up saving minimal amounts."
Cons: "the time , the plan is not on time and the customers service they are not patients ."
Pros: "$45 to carry on a bag and put in the overhead bin. Ticket was cheap but after paying $45 EACH WAY I spent more than buying a ticket on another airline that lets you carry on a bag for free. They even charge for soda. Ripoff. Will never fly this airline again. Buyer Beware. There is no way to know about the hidden fees before buying your ticket unless you want to spend an hour or more combing through the multiple pages of fine print."
Pros: "Comfortable plane"
Cons: "Delayed 3.5 hours"
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Sitting on the plane for over an Hour before take off. No complimentary water or snacks."
Cons: "hidden fees, paying for baggage."
Cons: "They offered cheap tickets to lure my friend in (she paid for my flight to her wedding as I just moved to another state and was strapped for cash) and only when I arrived at the ticket counter, did I find out that I had to shell out an additional 45 dollars FOR A CARRY-ON!! So, I had to pay 90 dollars, which I didn't have, AND pay for snacks and a beverage, because nothing was open at airport at the time of my flight. The flight crew was mediocre at best, as the flight attendants didn't bother to greet anyone except for the only man in a business suit. If you're going to nickel and dime people, I think it better to charge a little more for everyone's ticket, instead of slamming them with hidden costs. Overall, this experience left a bad taste in my mouth that even the 2 bucks a piece in-flight sodas couldn't wash away."
Pros: "Boarding was quick, being in the front of the plane was nice, and the flight staff were professional and excellent"
Cons: "Seats weren't that comfortable, but spacious enough."
Airlines flying from Tampa to San Francisco have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
Masks required on board, masks provided
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights