Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to California
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American Airlines, United Airlines and JetBlue have waived their change and cancellation fees on flights to California. Confirm policies on booking site.
Alaska Airlines, Alitalia and LATAM Airlines do not allow booking a middle seat on flights to California.
An average nonstop flight from the United States to California takes 4h 33m, covering a distance of 1846 miles. The most popular route is Newark - Los Angeles with an average flight time of 5h 33m.
The cheapest ticket to California from the United States found in the last 72 hours was $14 one-way, and $40 round-trip. The most popular route is Newark to Los Angeles and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $189.
Delta, American Airlines & United Airlines fly the most frequently from the United States to California.
Based on KAYAK flight searches, the most popular destination is Los Angeles (40% of total searches to California). The next most popular destinations are San Francisco (18%) and San Diego (12%). Searches for flights to Santa Ana (4%), to Sacramento (4%) and to Oakland (4%) are also popular.
The closest airport to Yosemite National Park with regular flights is the Fresno-Yosemite International airport (FAT), 2h 30m from Yosemite Valley. Alternatively, and within the same distance from Yosemite, you can book flights to California operated by Allegiant Air and United Airlines that land at Stockton Metropolitan Airport (SCK).
There are four airports in California that you can fly into when visiting Disneyland. Those are John Wayne Orange County Airport (SNA), Long Beach Airport, Ontario International Airport (ONT), and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). John Wayne Airport is the best because it’s the closest one to the resort (14 mi) and, like LAX, it’s also served by the Disneyland Resort Express bus.
Sonoma County Airport (STS) is the closest airport to Napa Valley, just 1 hr away. American Airlines, United Airlines, and Alaska Airlines fly there from most cities in the United States. However, if you want more options of airlines serving multiple destinations, you can look for flights to Oakland International Airport (OAK) or Sacramento International Airport (SMF), both 1h 30m from Napa Valley.
The Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is the most convenient and offers a wider selection of airlines and flights, but it’s one of the busiest airports in the United States, and it’s 35m from Hollywood. Alternatively, you can look for flights to California that land at Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR), which is just 20m from Hollywood.
KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a given destination and date is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.
Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "To be honest, I liked everything."
Pros: "The ticketing, boarding and crew were amazing. Flight was excellent, we left on time and arrived early."
Cons: "Unfortunately, this is the second time I've had a bag damaged. I bought a hard shell suitcase just this morning. One flight and the corners were all banged in. Super disappointed in the way they handle bags and glad I brought a carry on for my valuables"
Cons: "It was a little chilly."
Pros: "Great experience for a small airport in Loreto, Mexico."
Cons: "Not much, overall pretty good."
Pros: "I have never been so comfortable"
Cons: "Better snacks. No cost for checked first luggage"
Pros: "Excellent all"
Cons: "Nothing. I've flown on worse."
Pros: "Thank you so much for getting my confused and forgetful mother in law onto the right plane and back and forth from the gates."
Cons: "Don’t know"
Pros: "Alaska is a great airline."
Cons: "Free food would be awesome."
Cons: "See previous comment"
Cons: "Better handling of baggage. They mislabel my bag which led to frustrations."
Cons: "The menu was preordered. Yet on plane menu not available. The electrical outlet did not work in our row. No wifi over mexico"
Cons: "Alaska is usually good. Thanx"
Pros: "Ride was smooth. Just wish certain passengers were quiet"
Cons: "Not being delayed"
Cons: "I really wish you guys told me that in permium seating that the snacks you guys offer had nuts. You guys up sold me by telling me how much I'm going to enjoy the free drinks and snacks on the phone. So I said screw these people seemed nice and not pushy. Very upset that this wasn't giving to me."
Cons: "Equipment problem that delayed our departure"
Pros: "Great! Decent."
Pros: "The lady WHO assisted US at the Alaska Airline kiosk was very Helpful, she made IT easier for US to check in. There were a lot OF AirPort employers assisting us Go thru the scanners, IT was a breeze, IAD was very relaxingThank you very much"
Cons: "Delayed. Flue season folks. If your sick just don’t travel!"
Pros: "Pleasantly surprised, nice journey the whole way"
Pros: "Everything went smooth and was great besides the boarding."
Cons: "Boarding seemed to take quite quite awhile, not sure what the deal was but once we were boarded they kicked it into high gear"
Pros: "Que aparte de la bebida sirvan un sanduche o algo para comer"
Pros: "great landing"
Pros: "Smooth sailing!"
Pros: "Time of flight is not delayed and arrival time is even ahead of the estimated time."
Cons: "Auxiliary generator broken so plan got hot very quickly. Flight was 2.5 hrs delayed due to another mechanical failure. And then once we were in air they generously notified us that the WiFi was broken. Utter garbage."
Pros: "Seats, movie selection, drinks"
Cons: "No headphones available both ways and my AirPods don’t work with system. Flight attendants this leg were not so friendly."
Cons: "They did not provide sanck for 4 hr flight and they should keep a few spare head phone"
Pros: "I love Virgin America and was surprised I was getting on one of their planes. I later found out Alaska bought VA out. The moon lighting and easy access to food/drink choices on touch screen is a plus."
Pros: "Genially friendly atmosphere"
Pros: "Perfect all the way around"
Pros: "Excellent experience all around on all flights."
Cons: "Lost luggage"
Pros: "Fast, efficient boarding and managed carry-on space well when selfish dude tried to put 8 bags up for his 4 family members."
Cons: "Food was expensive and just OK."
Pros: "I liked that a pillow and blanket was provided- but the temperature on the plane was way too hot to use them"
Cons: "The temperature on the plane was way too hot"
Pros: "Everyone was so nice & accommodating. I would definitely book them again."
Pros: "using passport as my ID :)"
Pros: "Good airline"
Pros: "I liked that we landed safely"
Cons: "They messed the names on our itinerary & were rude"
Pros: "The promptness"
Pros: "Every thing"
Pros: "and was stuck with emergency exit."
Pros: "Boeing plane was so comfortable and modern and new."
Pros: "Crew were friendlier than many other airlines"
Pros: "Never went on the flight."
Cons: "Awful customer service"
Pros: "The plane needed more leg room."
Cons: "Wifi was completely useless. I prefer to pay to get simething."
Cons: "My screen wasn’t working. It would have been great if it was."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Again, make sure to note conspicuously that luggage price is not included."
Pros: "Loved the plane, people and timeliness"
Pros: "Delta always does a superior job - domestically and internationally!"
Cons: "Nothing, keep at it"
Cons: "Everything was perfect!"
Cons: "original, non-stop flight was delayed by 6 hours; was able to get rebooked to another flight but was still 2 hours delayed and my bag arrived another 2 hours after me, ending in a 4 hour delay over all. paid for a non-stop and ended up with a layover."
Cons: "Have to call out the delta lounge...excellent and healthy. My experience was outstanding. Thanks Delta"
Pros: "Informative communications during delay"
Cons: "Rushing to board resulting in bad customer service during boarding"
Pros: "Everything went smoothly. Baggage was at carousel before we were, a first."
Cons: "Everything was fine."
Pros: "Operated by Delta so great!"
Cons: "The new "class of service" rules are really awful. "Pay for privilege" is terrible customer service."
Pros: "Excellent Service."
Pros: "The movies"
Cons: "We boarded late, then sat in a hot plane for an ester 30-40 mins because the route got cancelled. They wouldn’t serve us beverages while it was so hot inside. We landed over 49 mins later into Lax"
Pros: "Great airline stewards"
Cons: "Suggestion- Overhead bin should be assigned to the seat the person is seated in."
Pros: "on time"
Cons: "The airplane was freezing cold. I had on a sweater and jacket and was unbearably cold. The entire plane was miserable. There weren’t any blankets either...this is not the"
Pros: "Flights were on time and friendly attendants!"
Cons: "No drink or snack service. No trash pick up. No option to purchase or rent headphones"
Pros: "A simple and pleasant experience!"
Cons: "Everyone was professional and polite."
Cons: "waiting on the tarmac for 40 minutes"
Pros: "Over cramped No Space for carry on slow service"
Cons: "Over cramped No Space for carry on slow service"
Pros: "All went smoothly ."
Pros: "No hassle, no drama, very smooth."
Cons: "The blueberries were rather bland."
Pros: "Friendly people and clean plane"
Cons: "They lost my luggage, I hope it shows up shortly"
Pros: "Sitting in middle isle, just get elbowed a lot."
Pros: "All I need to say."
Cons: "Late and missed my international connection"
Cons: "Boarding area; boarding agent; boarding staffing; seating (comfort); flt. attendants: That's all... aww"
Cons: "Delay from Seattle to pasco."
Pros: "Really liked the plan"
Pros: "Unlimited snacks and drinks..."
Cons: "The mediocre upgrade."
Cons: "1. Boarding order is not by seating making boarding very inefficient"
Pros: "Our stewardess in the economy cabin was probably one of the best we have ever encountered. She was very courteous and personable."
Pros: "Everything from boarding, service, arrival time and deplaining was smooth"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "No free meals."
Pros: "They got us from A to B without any problems."
Cons: "Efficient to the point of robotic."
Pros: "Multiple gate changes (boarding pass gate did not match the departure screens in the terminal. I spoke with an AA employee. He was very rude while confirming the gate information) and several flight delays. By the time we boarded the plane, still departed another 30 min later."
Cons: "I understand flight delays may happen, but there is no need for employees to be rude."
Cons: "There were several gate changes and delays. My boarding pass gate information did not mirror the gate information on the terminal screen. When I asked the AA employee at the counter to verify the departure gate, he was extremely rude. I understand gate changes and flight delays may be expected, but it made for an awful experience."
Pros: "Crew was nice"
Cons: "Plane was also dirty and I had to whipe down my own area"
Pros: "Unlike other AA planes, the plane that flew this particular route was at least updated with seat-back screens."
Cons: "Unfriendly service. A sandwich wrapped in plastic wrap is an absolutely horrible excuse for first class meal service."
Cons: "Social distancing"
Cons: "More sanitation efforts. Stop overselling flight to help stop the spread of COVID-19"
Cons: "Too cramped"
Pros: "Really friendly flight attendants"
Pros: "Entertainment and air hostess"
Cons: "American Airlines have to improve with their food. Spend more than 500 for ticket and they cannot provide lunch for > 5 hour flight? We had to buy that food as well. They also boarded us too soon and didn't have time to grab the food outside as our time between flight is only 50 mins."
Cons: "Everything was late, the flight, the logage pick up, the aproching to the station which means 30 minutes inside the plane parked waiting for a spot to get off, and finally The Price."
Pros: "Crew was super friendly and accommodating."
Cons: "Affordable fares equate to such a small amount of space."
Pros: "Friendly crew all the way around"
Pros: "The crew was very nice. Everything was satisfactory"
Cons: "Would have been better if the flight attendant didn’t drop another passengers drink on me. They gave me nothing for being sorry."
Pros: "Nice big plane, new technology"
Cons: "When landing in LAX we were unloaded far from anything and loaded into buses and taken to the terminal. It was like a weird sci-fi movie LOL."
Pros: "Going my flight was delayed almost 4 hours and my connecting flight was canceled. Had to stay over night in the airport. I was able to book another flight and make it to my destination. But had to wait for the next flight to bring my baggage."
Cons: "Coming back my flight was good . I have no complaints."
Pros: "The boarding process was easy. Crew was friendly. In flight movie selection was great."
Cons: "Seats were uncomfortable and some passengers could have used a little deodorant."
Pros: "The plane was big and spacious."
Cons: "When we landed to lax, the crew should announce where our baggage claim is. It was different from what was texted, what was on the monitors. The location changed without announcement. After an hour, one agent said to go to another area to find my bag. 1 hr in baggage claim is excessive."
Pros: "The 787 is a nice aircraft"
Cons: "It should not take 2 hours from touchdown to the terminal. The flight arrived early but by the time the last passenger made it to the terminal, they probably missed their connection."
Pros: "Beautiful plane, new, very comfortable."
Cons: "Two hour delay in taking off."
Pros: "Wait staff we exceptional."
Cons: "Comfort for my legs considering on crutches could have used ability to prop my foot up"
Pros: "Crew was fine, nothing spectacular."
Cons: "Paid extra for exit row on A321 - scam for AA to charge extra for this row, there is no extra leg room"
Cons: "Flight attendant was not helpful and the border of rude"
Pros: "Pilot John going to DFW , awesome!!!!"
Cons: "All good !!"
Pros: "the plane was newer"
Cons: "the very long delay!!!"
Pros: "Smooth sailing"
Cons: "No inflight entertainment at all."
Pros: "The boarding was efficient. The service was fine. The pilot was informative."
Pros: "My flights were booked through British Airways, but these segments were operated by American. Dallas to LAX was on an Airbus 321. Entertainment options were very good (although not as diverse as on British Airways). Food was okay. The crew was very pleasant."
Cons: "Small Airbus models (319 and 321) have noisy engines and noisy hydraulics, and they create an annoying amount of white noise in the passenger cabin."
Pros: "Good flight. Arrived early. Great crew. A321 is a nice aircraft. Good legroom."
Pros: "Very comfortable. Each seat had its own monitor with lots of entertainment options."
Pros: "Overall good service."
Pros: "I liked the expediency of being rescheduled for another flight and the kindness of the American Airlines staff. When I first received my boarding pass, the pass listed gate A24 as the one where my flight was scheduled to depart. The plane destined to depart from Dallas to LAX did not show up. However, a few of us were kindly offered a cot and blankets to sleep on. The next morning I folded the cot and the blankets and found an American Airline staff member who swiftly rescheduled me for another flight to LAX. She did state that the original flight had departed at 11:15 p.m."
Cons: "From around 6 P.M., December 11, 2017, I was at gate A24 - the gate listed as the Departure gate for my return flight to Los Angeles. The last flight that left went to Saint Louis, I believe. There was never a flight to depart from Gate 24 to Los Angeles. I believe the gate may have been changed and for some reason, those who were at Gate 24 were not informed. Also, the travel instructions on the advertisement for scheduling the flight mentioned the ability to carry on luggage for no additional charge. When I received my boarding pass, it stated I was only allowed to carry on baggage that would fit underneath the seat and not in the overhead bin. I had to pay to check my baggage that I thought was free. In spite of the changes, the flight was a good flight. Thank you"
Pros: "I was able to sit with one of my family members. Nice leg room, great movies to wathch"
Cons: "Boarding was chaotic."
Pros: "Thank god it was a short flight."
Cons: "Was given no preference to get though checkpoints when last flight landed an hour late. My seat was given away so they had to reseat me. The tv was broken and constantly needed to be reset."
Pros: "quick easy flight"
Cons: "the remodel at LAX is a mess but the shuttles are nice, just be prepared if you have to shuttle to another terminal. Also check food, I went from gate 50A and had to shuttle to 52A and that area only has one area to get something to eat and its just sandwich, and not a lot of choices."
Pros: "Lost bag, came on later flight Totally disorganized TSA on Dallas very rude"
Pros: "We landed an hour early, which I have never experienced all the times flying into LAX. Entertainment had a bunch of new movies to kill the flight time."
Cons: "Airplane was very warm temperature wise. We landed super early, but had to wait almost 30 minutes for a gate to open."
Pros: "Flew a 787, so pretty new aircraft. That meant good seat-back entertainment system. Got to watch 2 complete movies - one before we got off the ground. Keep reading..."
Cons: "The flight boarded just fine. Then, about the time we should have been pushing back from the gate, a flight attendant comes on the PA asking for a licensed doctor. Several minutes later, they announce that there's a medical emergency and EMTs are on the way. Said EMT comes down the aisle with a wheelchair. I assume they took that passenger off the back, because they didn't come back by me. We finally leave the gate only to find that the weather we were supposed to get out ahead of had now rolled in, and we're stuck on the taxiway for an hour and a half. Once we finally got airborne, things went well. When we arrived at LAX, we parked in a remote area and had to bus to the terminal. So, while none of this was really anything American could have prevented, it made the flight more of an ordeal."
Pros: "The guy in the middle seat left and never came back. Smooth flight. Good crew. Got both pretzels and cookies, as well as 2 cups of ice, with no problem."
Cons: "Entertainment system had some quirks. I choose my flights in an attempt to make sure I can watch a movie during the flight, so that's important to me. This one stopped once in the middle of the movie, but worked one I started it again. Didn't have buttons for fast forward or rewind, so had to guess on the timeline when I wanted to see something I missed. Then the flight map kept resetting to a mode other than what I wanted. I know these are first world problems, and they in no way affected the safety of the flight, but I expect more."
Pros: "All of the crew was nice and helpful except for one."
Cons: "Although this isn't new info, but the exit row seats are garbage. They should remove a seat and make the remaining seats wider. When trying to use the arm rest table the Flight Attendant just watch me struggle and didn't help. So I just gave up."
Pros: "We made up time in the air and landed early. Seats were very comfortable."
Cons: "We landed early but had to wait a half hour to be able to get to an open gate. Then when arriving at the gate the jet bridge was unavailable so we waiting on the plan for an hour after touchdown. Then during my baggage claim pick up I found it open and spilling out into the bin and it was the first time I used this suitcase. Overall, I don't think it was the airlines fault but the airports fault at LAX, however all of these thing combined made it a less enjoyable flight/experience."
Pros: "Good seat back entertainment system. Plenty of movies I wanted to watch. Good to have an AC power outlet, too, to keep my phone charged."
Cons: "Charging more for some seats is a crappy business practice. Never enough room. Warmer than I'd like. Guy behind me kept stretching out his legs so much that he'd hit my feet unless I also stretched out."
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "The flight itself was smooth and quiet"
Cons: "The delay was to accommodate other passengers, but we sat in the airport for hours. AA's communication about the situation was poor, at best, the staff was tired and cranky, and there was no effort to make sure that we were not inconvenienced."
Pros: "On-time arrival"
Cons: "Lack of customer service for parents traveling with babies. Denied pre-board despite asking gate agent. Not kid-friendly."
Pros: "The free mivies, the leg room was good also"
Cons: "Flight left late and yge long wait for the baggage. Too long!"
Pros: "I like the entertainment choice"
Cons: "No snacks I had to pay for my bag I'm sticking to southwest"
Pros: "Not much. Cheese plate was ok."
Cons: "Felt like a sardine. Knees were up against the seat I front fighting for elbow space with person in the middle. Worse seating than Ryanair in Europe."
Pros: "Staff was helpful but on board and at the airport"
Cons: "Cleaner and more modern seats. Look run down"
Cons: "Longer seat belts"
Pros: "Smooth ride and easy boarding"
Cons: "We started to print our boarding pass and needed some help, we had to wait for the staff because of the limited staff helping in the floor"
Pros: "My husband and i we want to seat next to each other"
Cons: "1) Chicago O'Hare Airport Airline staff very rude. 2) from Los Angeles to Chicago my husband and i are not sitting to each other. My husband is upset. 3) from Chicago to Los Angeles my husband and i are not sitting to each other. It happened again. Very disappointing. We think the airline doing this intentionally."
Pros: "A pleasant surprise when overbooked flight was announced was that I could give up seat on Chicago to LA flight and get a direct flight Chicago to San Francisco and still make my connection to Santa Rosa. A very nice perk. Everything comfortable on flight."
Cons: "Can’t think of anything. Comfortable flight. Good flight attendents."
Pros: "boarding very easy"
Cons: "no drinks ir snacks offered"
Pros: "I like that the seats"
Cons: "Only one bag of pretzels lol"
Cons: "I asked a flight attendant for headphones. He nodded and never returned."
Pros: "Plac3d on Isle seat upon request with staff"
Pros: "All services where very good from check in to arrival In L.A."
Cons: "There wasn't anything I didn't like."
Pros: "Plane was on time"
Pros: "Due to technical difficulties, the entire flight received DIRECTV service at no charge."
Cons: "The boarding gate changed without notice and we had to scramble to a new gate. Turbulence over the Rockies added time to the flight."
Cons: "To watch anything, must pay to watch a tv show or movie. Internet has to be paid for too."
Cons: "Male attendant is very poor"
Cons: "several people assigned to the same seats, mine included. lots of last minute moving around."
Cons: "The guy putting his feet on me next to the window"
Pros: "See above."
Pros: "All good no complanits!"
Pros: "Got to visit Chicago for the first time this weekend and has an amazing time! The flight was smooth and the price was unbeatable! Can't wait to go again!"
Cons: "Cheap price and late night flights! I also liked the crew service. They were great"
Pros: "All was normal. So fine."
Cons: "The delay. Sick passenger and icy wings. None the fault of United"
Pros: "I absolutely loved that they had wifi onboard."
Cons: "More vegetarian options for eatables would be better."
Pros: "Quick boarding, the crew was great, arrived early"
Cons: "The wifi was inconsistent"
Cons: "they were late and departed much later than scheduled."
Pros: "The plane crew were friendly and accommodating"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats, no food, and no free wifi"
Cons: "The seats were terribly uncomfortable (including her flight to Chicago). The cushion made me slide down the seat and could not get comfortable."
Cons: "Absolutely no room in these seats. Back row seats do not recline."
Pros: "Compensation with free movies instead . It would have been nice if there is free WI-FI too ."
Cons: "Twice delay on actual departure"
Cons: "Took 35 minutes to get to a open gate after landing."
Cons: "We were connecting to this flight after flying in from Rome. Initially we were scheduled for an 8:30pm flight, but after landing early asked if we could change to an earlier flight. They graciously bumped us up to a 7:30pm flight, which trimmed our 4-hour layover down to 3pm. Cut to 6:15pm...we find out that the flight is not delayed AN HOUR due to a "late inbound flight." Long story short, the 7:30pm flight ended up departed later than the 8:30pm flight we were originally scheduled on so we didn't get to LA until after we were originally supposed to!!"
Cons: "our flight was delayed more than 2 hours due to weather. Of course, not a pleasure to have, after flying so far, but I appreciated how apologetic the crew and pilot was, under the circumstances"
Pros: "Finally sitting in my seat"
Cons: "3 hrs late sucks"
Cons: "The $25 each way for piece of luggage"
Cons: "Delayed, rude stewadess"
Pros: "Crew were friendly."
Cons: "stuck on a 4 hour flight with a seat where the cushioning is worn out, you would think on a longer flight they could include some in-flight entertainment, but that's an extra $8."
Cons: "It was the tiniest, most uncomfortable plane I have ever been on. The inflight entertainment was horrible, everything needed their app, which you can only download with internet and there is no notification about this prior to take off. Seat was horrible, tiny, I was in pain after the flight...never again"
Cons: "They held us on the plane from Indy to Chicago for so long that most of us knew we were going to miss our flights. I ran all the way to my gate to discover that the plane took off 10 minutes earlier than it was supposed to. I was told there were no other flights to LA and I would have to get a hotel until tomorrow. I was only going to be in California for 2 days so every second counts, so when I became upset the man checked again and found me a seat on a plane that took off in an hour. I was grateful but at the same time I was kind of displeased that he didn't offer that to me originally."
Cons: "No blankets in economy class. I was quite cold at first"
Cons: "Seats were hard, worst I've ever experienced. Seat power outlets were inconvenient."
Pros: "The directTV was great."
Cons: "Almost a 4 hour delay. Good weather across the country so this was clearly Uniteds problem."
Pros: "New plane, courteous staff. everything on time--what else could you want?"
Cons: "There were some crying babies, (5 of them--yikes) but nothing you could do anything about."
Pros: "Everything was great!"
Cons: "It would have been helpful if hanging a garment bag were available, which was the case on my return flights to DC on American Airlines."
Cons: "Outlets don't work. The African American stewardess was rude. Seat didn't recline"
Pros: "Staff was great"
Cons: "Second delay in a row"
Pros: "How late we left"
Cons: "How late we arrived"
Cons: "not clean"
Cons: "Arrival seemed uncoordinated and didn't have a dedicated terminal gate."
Cons: "We sat on the run way for almost an hour and a half and the seats were very rough."
Pros: "Nice crew"
Cons: "Poor customer service, we left 2.5 hours late based on mechanical issues"
Pros: "On one hand, you get what you pay for here. But in cutting out the frills, they do all the other things right. Flight left on time, landed early, and was reasonably comfortable."
Cons: "I knew I was going to have to pay for a carry-on bag. What I didn't realize is that drinking a club soda on the plane would cost $3. It's a little thing, but something to be aware of. Also, bring some reading material, as they do not have an in-flight magazine or wi-fi."
Pros: "friendly attitude"
Cons: "$85 for two checked bags, many little issues along the way but got there safely"
Pros: "Arriving on time"
Cons: "Being charged at online check-in fir a standard seat and a carry-on bag."
Cons: "Additional costs for selecting a seat and carrying on a bag that was not readily apparent when the flight was originally booked, but added $50+ to the overall cost of the flight. In addition, I experienced a 2+ hour delay on my flight from Chicago to LAX on a Sunday evening, which soured the comfortable end to my weekend travel experience."
Cons: "Honestly I wouldn't fly through this airline again. Although the price was low, once you add cost for luggage and seating, it is not actually a low price. Could not get comfortable, even when we paid for the better seats on the return."
Cons: "No place to charge a phone on the plane."
Pros: "We have not left yet 4 hr delay"
Cons: "FWe have not left yet 4 hr delay"
Cons: "Overpriced, no reclining seats, no entertainment, no snacks, $60 charge for a carry on, no drinks included, but mostly I hated that they tried selling me a credit card during my flight."
Pros: "I was charged $3.50 for water. WATER!!!"
Cons: "very delayed, so i had to cancel"
Pros: "I was able to travel with my service animal with no issue. Staff was extremely accommodating."
Cons: "No entertainment and food/beverages too expensive. $2.99 for a can of soda or a small bag of chips?? Insane!!"
Pros: "There was a 5 hour delay from Chicago to LAX with zero communication on reasons for delays or expected travel time. The only thing offered for apologies was a credit to a new flight with Frontier. Won't happen as I won't fly with them again."
Pros: "Once we actually got in the air the flight was fine. Didn't take too long and the crew were lovely in getting us what we needed."
Cons: "We were delayed because of weather first at the gate and then for almost 2 hours after we boarded but were left on the tarmac unable to take off. This is the part that bothered me the most. Perhaps the airline didn't know we would be held that long but on the plane once they told us the crew also got a bit annoyed after 2 hours when everyone needed to get up to use the bathroom which should have been expected since they literally had us waiting and going no where for that entire time. This situation could have been handled better and communicated more clearly upfront to the passengers. It probably didn't make a lot of sense to board us to only have us wait another 2+ hour stretch."
Cons: "Delayed 3 hours & overbooked 33 seats."
Cons: "Most uncomfortable flight I've ever been on!!!!"
Cons: "The first half was fine, but the person next to me had two small dogs in a bag and one of them pooped halfway through. You would not believe the smell, my whole row spend the second half of the flight breathing through our shirts."
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "Non reclining seats. No internet or entertainment. Bad communication with food service and overall instructions."
Pros: "Timing was perfect. I appreciated the on time boarding and flight time."
Cons: "The flight was a bit cold."
Pros: "It was clean"
Cons: "Had to pay for my carry on bag. Seats don't recline. No free drink. No entertainment options. No internet."
Pros: "plenty of isle width and height which was a pleasant surprise and since the seats are the new thin profile it seemed like there was a very slight increase in leg room but its still not generous for passenger over 5 feet 6 inches tall."
Cons: "the seats were the new thin profile ones and have practically no cushioning so after about 45-60 minutes of sitting you feel it on your butt and back. Also, the headrest on these seats are low and not adjustable so passengers taller than about 5 feet 6 inches (like me) are going to get some neck strain after about an hour flight."
Pros: "Cost was excellent. Crew was friendly. Flight to Chicago was excellent, ahead of schedule."
Cons: "Plane returning from Chicago to LAX. Delayed 10 hours due to mechanical problems. Poor communication on the reasons why."
Pros: "When we landed and exited the plane"
Cons: "Charging for carryines just ain't worth it. I'm not ever flying frontier or spirit. The extra cost for no hassle will be worth it."
Pros: "I liked their crooked tactics in extracting money from customers"
Cons: "Everything, the agents at the counter were rude, when all the other flight companies allowed my carry-on they charged 60$ extra, the Seats were the most uncomfortable, there isn't anything known as legroom. I wasn't given water to drink because of which my sinus hurt."
Cons: "four hour delay, sat on runway forever, no gate when we arrived"
Pros: "i do not enjoy flying, but this flight was smooth and pleasant even though it was delayed due to bad weather."
Cons: "The weather delayed the flight for several hours."
Pros: "Lower cost fares but you will eat up this savings with your time wasted due to lengthy delays."
Cons: "Unacceptable delays Infrequent updates that lack details from gate agents Delays happened on both legs of flights between major cities Seating is extremely cramped"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "All the hidden costs"
Pros: "The flight departed early and arrived 30 mins earlier! Nice!"
Cons: "Flight attendant stated the water was free but then when asked for more said you needed to buy it for $1.99/bottle! Ridiculous!"
Cons: "Everything you have to pay for! Terrible policy"
Pros: "It's so nice to not be bombarded by mircrowave radiation durint the flight, thank you for not having wi-fi onboard, we appreciate it!"
Cons: "Seats could be more comfortable"
Pros: "Everyone was nice."
Cons: "I dont like to have to pay for bags, the seats dont recline, and you have to pay for soda. my flight couldnt get a gate in chicago airport, so flight was delayed an hour."
Cons: "Service was terrible staff not friendly never using this airline again"
Pros: "Cheap price"
Cons: "Everything else"
Cons: "No complementary meals included... not even snacks and beverages."
Pros: "Wasn' detlayed"
Cons: "Have to pay for every little extra thing"
Pros: "Not much to say about the flight...it was a standard coach-class flight. At least they got me my drinks when I wanted them."
Cons: "I felt deceived about the price. Like probably most people, I shopped around for a ticket, and Frontier appeared to have the cheaper price. I was shocked to find i had to pay for a carry-on, and more shocked i had to pay for a seat. So, in total - post-purchase, I had to spend another $150, roughly 46% more than the ticket price I booked. I get it...the state of the airlines, paying for baggage is becoming a thing. but this was just another level, without warning. it was a bait and switch. I won't fly Frontier again."
Cons: "As someone who has never flown frontier before, I was unprepared for the MANY hidden fees that came from 1)choosing seats 2) carrying on hardly any baggage. If an airline claims to give cheaper flights, they should either get rid of these fees (since there is no way to actually avoid them), or simply be up front and work them into the price."
Pros: "Nice flight attendants."
Cons: "Pilot apparently didn't have a voice and never once talked to the passengers even when experiencing bad turbulence."
Pros: "Felt queasy and female attendant was extremely gracious and comforting"
Pros: "Getting there 20 mins early"
Cons: "Had to pay for my carry on The chairs didn't go back It was very cold on the plane"
Pros: "i would like a refund"
Cons: "when they didn't refund my money.... lost $500 on canceled flight, hotel, taxi, rent a car, taxis..etc."
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