Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Gulf Shores
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Alaska Airlines does not allow booking a middle seat on flights to Gulf Shores.
You cannot fly directly to Gulf Shores. KAYAK recommends you fly to Pensacola (PNS) (34.43 mi from Gulf Shores). From there you can rent a car or get a taxi.
The closest airport is Pensacola (PNS) (34.43 mi). Other nearby airports are Mobile (MOB) (44.38 mi), Valparaiso Destin-Ft Walton Beach (VPS) (70.69 mi) or Destin (DSI) (74.04 mi). KAYAK recommends you fly to Pensacola.
|Flights from Washington||2h 26m|
|Flights from Chicago||2h 29m|
|Flights from New York||2h 48m|
|Flights from Denver||3h 13m|
|Flights from Philadelphia||2h 34m|
The cheapest airline ticket to Gulf Shores from United States in the last 72 hours was $111 one-way, and $119 round-trip on the route New York to Gulf Shores. The most popular route is Philadelphia to Gulf Shores, and the cheapest ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $237 round-trip.
Pensacola Airport is 34 miles from the center of Gulf Shores. View on Map.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "On the run way for 1 hour in line to take off"
Cons: "absurdly cramped seating."
Pros: "Arrived at destination 30 mins earlier than expected."
Cons: "Boarding was a little late and slow. But it smoothed itself out since we arrived at our destination 30 mins earlier than expected."
Pros: "The ride was so smooth and comfortable, great pilots and stewards."
Pros: "The Delta terminal at La Guardia was amazing I felt like I was back in Singapore , I had my choice of really good food ranging from Italian , German , Japanese and some American places all of which sounded good the prices were a bit expensive but that is just airports !"
Cons: "was not able to check-in on-line -WestJet website directed me to Delta & Delta web-site directed me to WestJet. was not able to check in using kiosk at terminal, counter staff could not explain why. WestJet was unable to add my TSA pre-check to the ticket so I had to wait on security lines. will never fly Westjet again, will use Air Canada or American to get from NY to Toronto"
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "The cabin staff in the front of the plane was very attentive and accommodating."
Cons: "There was really nothing to complain about. The wait for takeoff was almost an hour, but that is an LGA problem, not a Delta problem."
Pros: "Entire staff was wonderful."
Cons: "Snack, refreshments disappointing. No tv or music access even more so."
Cons: "The crew was overly aggressive with mask policy enforcement. They patrolled the aisles and routine pointed at passengers directing them in a hostile manner to keep their masks on their faces, even when they were trying to eat or drink. They also threatened customers by stating it was a federal law several times. It was very uncomfortable to say the least. I will not fly delta again by choice."
Pros: "The space we currently have."
Pros: "Crew was friendly and engaging"
Cons: "I wiped down my seat area to clean it. It would be nice to know what Delta is doing as well."
Pros: "Crew was very friendly"
Cons: "the seats are horribly squished and uncomfortable. It’s the only thing that makes the flight not excellent"
Pros: "Thanks for the monitors."
Cons: "The crew seems tired."
Pros: "Fast boarding, quick flight, friendly attendants."
Pros: "No comments"
Cons: "Cleaners had not done a great job. There were paper napkins left over in the seat pocket from earlier flight."
Cons: "Freezing flight! So cold. From Atlanta to Pensacola in June, one should not freeze."
Cons: "Late departure"
Pros: "It wasn’t delayed 3 hours like the first flight"
Cons: "Departing on time"
Pros: "Everything about delta"
Cons: "Crew was grouchy and rushed past you without really trying to cater to your needs/ get you what you want."
Pros: "Airbus was nice"
Cons: "Delayed by over 1 1/2 hours"
Pros: "The crew was excellent"
Cons: "We had mechanical problems and had to come back to Atlanta, get off our plane and get on another one"
Pros: "Efficient, cheerful crew"
Cons: "Stop making seats smaller! The added revenue from 10 squeezed seats is not worth the discomfort it causes."
Pros: "The whole crew was great and very accommodating"
Pros: "Seat comfortable"
Pros: "Great crew and plane arrived on time."
Cons: "No entertainment and no place to charge devices."
Pros: "The crew was wonderful, the flight was on time."
Cons: "But the seats are so tight that we were definitely elbow to elbow and once seated I was unable to access even the purse that was at my feet. There was no entertainment and the tray table was tiny, not even an indentation for a cup!"
Cons: "The seat was very uncomfortable"
Pros: "Smooth flight, on-tome departure"
Cons: "Service in business class left a little more to be desired. I had to ask for food and drinks, because I feel off to sleep in the first round. Came to Gate early, but had to wait for agent to put the jet bridge. Only one person was available."
Cons: "Hassel about getting a visa to Cambodia. Refused to give me a boarding pass for 2nd and 3 rf leg of trip. Korean Air had no problems giving me yhe passes. Otter people had Delta boarding passes shivh they traded for Korran Aiir passes but the got better seats. Food was very good"
Pros: "Great service"
Cons: "No complain"
Pros: "Great service all around. As comfortable as you can get for a domestic flight."
Cons: "Food was pretty good, but not up to their usual high standards"
Pros: "I had the opportunity to send my carry on to the final destination. The flight was overbooked and there was no place to put carry on on the top place."
Cons: "I did not have the chance to choose my seat. I traveled sandwiched by two overweighted guys. I was holding my arms and was literally compressed by the gentlemen. Horrible experience. If I had the chance to choose my seat I would pick the corridor, and had a little less embarrassment and sweating."
Cons: "Delta staff is not too friendly"
Cons: "The re route to MSP... Seven hour flight time for a two and half hour flight..."
Pros: "Flights were on time boarding was easy. 2nd crew from ATLANTA was friendly."
Cons: "The foldable snack tray was broken on the flight to ATL."
Pros: "This trip into Merida was amazing from start to finish. Something was lost in translation with my handicap assistance in Atlanta, but the trip was lovely nonetheless."
Pros: "The crew was very nice and attentative."
Cons: "The amount of delays causing us to miss our connection and be stuck in another city for a night before getting to our destination the next day(hopefully)."
Cons: "There was a change in our flight. According to Delta you didn't confirm every leg of our flight and the plane was over booked."
Pros: "Wouldn't know wasn't able to make it to the flight"
Cons: "The fact that for the second time in 2 months Delta issues kept me from making my flight"
Pros: "There was a threat in the airport which caused the closure of one terminal. It happened to be the one from which this flight was due to depart. The crew was calm and able to get everyone on board with a minimum delay, considering the circumstances. The flight crew made up some time in the air and we were able to land less than 30 minutes after our original ETA. Well done, Delta."
Pros: "Smooth and easy."
Cons: "Not applicable"
Cons: "The staff"
Pros: "Efficient boarding. Friendly service."
Pros: "The leg room and freedom of not having another seat in front of me throughout this flight was great. It made getting comfortable a lot easier."
Cons: "We couldn't hear the overhead announcements at all. Seated right next to the turbine intake on the wing made the amount of ambient noise especially high, so all the in-flight announcements were pretty much unintelligible."
Cons: "The airport is not organized well and a handful of us passengers had to take a shuttle over to the other side of the airport. This by the way, was not written on the boards or announced so we were confused for a good 20 minutes trying to figure out where to go and what was happening."
Cons: "Very poor snacks and food for purchase"
Pros: "The time was good, good service"
Pros: "the trip was very smooth"
Pros: "It got cancelled!"
Pros: "On time. Efficient boarding."
Cons: "Never made it. My flights were canceled. So I don't even think this review counts."
Cons: "Long delays. lack of updates on status. uncomfortable seating, tv screen did not work."
Pros: "That it was a short flight."
Cons: "Crew was bare minimum attention, bitching about merger and schedule as I left, nobody returned my 'goodbye', felt like a city bus. My screen said 'loading content' for the whole flight and nobody was very interested in fixing it."
Pros: "Free novies"
Cons: "Food service and better social distancing"
Pros: "Great service"
Pros: "Almost empty in economy"
Cons: "I liked everything"
Cons: "Could not read paper when passenger in front reclined seat. No space between rows."
Pros: "Clean environment of the terminals and the speed of the shuttle."
Cons: "no comment."
Pros: "It took off on time and life was good."
Pros: "Great service!"
Pros: "The entertainment was amazing"
Cons: "We were delayed multiple times and landed extremely late"
Pros: "Very affordable! Traveling can be difficult, especially from Chicago O'hare - one of the busiest airports in the country - but everything was made easy for me and was a breeze!"
Cons: "No complaints here!"
Cons: "Requested for wheelchair assistance but none provided?!!"
Pros: "Almost always on time, captain keeps us updated, friendly airline staff"
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "Everyone was polite, helpful, and courteous."
Pros: "There were too many gate changes ."
Pros: "I like that they have complimentary snacks"
Cons: "Delay boarding and then dropped us off at a remote runway and had to wait 45 minutes for a bus to main terminal!"
Pros: "Timing and transit time was excellent"
Cons: "4 hora de retraso ni una cortesía empleados bien carnepuercos"
Pros: "Price space, time"
Cons: "Waiting.. but better to be early than late"
Cons: "Food was horribe and no dedicated tv per seat"
Pros: "Everything was pretty decent.. Best part was the price.. Boarding was good staff was good"
Cons: "Wasn't enough room.. kind of tight.. Couple more inches all around would have been perfect though"
Pros: "Ease of travel"
Cons: "No dislikes"
Pros: "No complaints"
Pros: "Everybody was nice my ride was comfortable and they treat me with respect"
Cons: "I like everything"
Pros: "On time."
Cons: "1 hour late. And when the pilot made announcements during the movie it would not pause. We missed parts of the movie. It was annoying."
Pros: "very good no problems.."
Cons: "all good thanks much"
Cons: "Always a problem with these guys"
Pros: "The ride was smooth the airplane was the food was OK the stewardess were kind"
Cons: "The ride was smooth the airplane was the food was OK the stewardess were kind"
Cons: "Constant delays and cancellenations"
Pros: "Smooth, simple and easy process. Over good experience."
Cons: "I got nothing here."
Cons: "Same as above but I missed a whole day with my relatives at the lake :("
Pros: "The movies"
Cons: "Everything else"
Pros: "That I got a soda"
Cons: "Delayed at Ohare by an hour. Sitting on the Tarmac for a half hour in Reagan, waiting for a gate. This was our leg back to DC, after our leg to Chicago four days previously. On that trip I did a review and gave the whole trip a 1 out of 5 stars. That trip was the trip from hell, with delays, waiting on the Tarmac, deplaning, almost cancelled, more waiting on the Tarmac, wheels up in Reagan, wheels down in ORD, and then more Tarmac waiting for a gate. So I was already more than perturbed when this trip had similar outcomes."
Pros: "Love bed it! Would recommend to family/friends"
Pros: "Smooth trip"
Cons: "Delay delay delay on the flights"
Pros: "Everything was very good!!!"
Cons: "Alcohol was to expensive"
Pros: "Easy going stewardesses and brilliant connections"
Cons: "It was snowing in Aspen when we tried to land. We left late for whatever reason I can't remember and then a de-icing that they said would only take 10 minutes took 30. Aspen airport has a strict closure law of 11pm. We didn't get above Aspen until 11:05 then the runway wasn't cleared off so we had to circle around and attempt again. They couldn't keep up with the snow to keep the runway clear. If we would have been 15 minutes earlier and had not been delayed for numerous reasons, we would have been able to land since the storm was just starting and the people on the runway at aspen airport would have had more time to clear the runway instead of it being after their shift was over. We didn't land back in Denver until 12:15 and I didn't get to my $250 room until 1:30. Why is it that I have to pay for errors of other people? Not to mention that I missed almost a full day of work and will be docked pay for that as well (another $100) because we didn't get back into Aspen the following day until after 1:00 (also because of awaiting aircraft). I am sick of awaiting aircraft excuses as well!!! These are united's fault and travelers recieve zero compensation for their tardiness!!!"
Pros: "Thanks for the upgrade"
Cons: "Thanks for the upgrade"
Cons: "The layover wasn't enough time, especially since the weather was bad. The plane from Wichita to Denver came in late which made us late. Didn't appreciate sprinting with my luggage through the Denver airport"
Pros: "TV service in plane was awesome feature"
Pros: "Boarding was pleasant"
Cons: "Needed a pillow for back. None around. ."
Cons: "WiFi Free, Didn't connect to my Chrome laptop"
Pros: "Getting a meal and drink"
Pros: "The crew was friendly and patient"
Cons: "The seats aren't very comfortable, but it was a short flight"
Pros: "Fast & efficient"
Cons: "Not much"
Cons: "The $25 each way for piece of luggage"
Cons: "Delayed, rude stewadess"
Pros: "Everything ran on time"
Cons: "Would love healthier snacks"
Cons: "crying babies & no food"
Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "Same as above"
Pros: "It was on time"
Cons: "Nothing was bad, completely average. Nothing impressive either."
Pros: "The personal tv"
Cons: "Having to pay an extra fee just to watch whatever I wanted"
Pros: "Late boarding, other then that ok."
Pros: "That I arrived to Memphis on time!"
Cons: "That the air isn't on until its time to board, instead of being a lil before its time to board."
Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "Long waiting to take off other than that good"
Cons: "Arrived at 1:30 AM"
Cons: "Very long delay"
Cons: "The boarding gate changed but the gate information did not. I thought I would save money and time flying United at Ohare. That's a mistake I will never make again."
Cons: "In an effort to maximize profit you give up comfort. I bet you could charge more if it were comfortable."
Pros: "i liked the fact that it was a short trip so i could make my way home from there."
Cons: "Same as above."
Pros: "On time!!!!"
Cons: "Only water served"
Cons: "The delays"
Cons: "Same as first leg of the trip"
Pros: "coffee was good"
Cons: "Only got to serve it once due to turbulence"
Pros: "I made it to my destination and was offered a beverage"
Cons: "Everything else. No one greeted me. No TVs. Luggage was ruined. Ppl were rude"
Pros: "Was given a couple of blankets that I asked for. Everyone was very professional. Very accommodating."
Cons: "no outlets, no tv, no wifi"
Pros: "Early boarding for passengers with children under age of 2 was super helpful for me as I was traveling by myself with baby for the first time!"
Cons: "Wifi did not work. Limited food & beverage choices."
Cons: "Cat meowing loudly in seat in front of us"
Pros: "I made it alive"
Cons: "Crowded seating."
Pros: "Delayed a lot"
Pros: "Early arrival"
Cons: "No free snacks"
Pros: "Fast and easy yo use"
Pros: "Everyone was friendly, will fly again soon to San Fran."
Pros: "Wasn' detlayed"
Cons: "Have to pay for every little extra thing"
Pros: "Everything went well."
Pros: "The staff were very nice."
Pros: "Really good experience"
Cons: "Lost my luggage and people at check in were rude"
Cons: "inflight everything requires payment."
Pros: "all was good - loved the affordable prices."
Cons: "$75.00 for one bag plus $35.00 extra for the seat ? Realy Bad. Never againe"
Cons: "A lot. They could have had the decency to empathize with new travelers in this pandemic situation."
Pros: "The price, and the on-time departure and early arrival."
Cons: "boarding could have been better as we were in zone 1 and we seem to be ignored for quite some time before getting on the plane"
Cons: "At least let the people with no baggage go 1st"
Pros: "The lady was nice."
Cons: "I hate having to pay for every bag, a half a glass of water, vinyl that looka like it was clawed by a grizzly and then proceeds to stick to my legs so I have big red blocks on the back of my legs. Less expensive tickets are nice but they are a muut point when you end up paying more in the long run."
Cons: "Pricing of carry ons a rip off."
Cons: "Yea the tsa precheck was not being able to put on my boarding pass. Hooked me again ."
Pros: "The check in clerk took care to reprint my boarding pass so it reflects my TSA precheck status."
Cons: "The seat was stiff and uncomfortable"
Cons: "Nothing. It’s garbage."
Pros: "Boarding was fairly quick"
Cons: "Before boarding mention that passengers have to go to their assigned seat."
Pros: "Yes very courteous"
Cons: "We departed 45 mins late with no explanation"
Pros: "Window seat"
Cons: "Lower fares"
Pros: "Everyone was helpful and friendly."
Cons: "Not charge so much for luggage and carry-ons."
Pros: "Clean comfortable plane"
Pros: "Cheap airfare."
Cons: "The entertainment and small charges."
Pros: "quiet, no crowd, easy, early"
Cons: "light design on plane"
Cons: "Have passengers with no carry on off the plane first."
Pros: "My flight on the 30th was fine. I was NOT on a second flight from Denver to Pensacola. My 360.00 round trip flight to and from Denver has taught me what I should have known. Fly Southwest or another first class airline."
Cons: "I’ve been asked to evaluate two flights from Denver to Pensacola. If I’m charged for 2 flights, I’ll take legal action."
Cons: "Waiting for 2+ hours at the gate waiting for the plane to leave."
Cons: "It’d be nice to have internet access, whether free or for purchase"
Pros: "Easy check in"
Cons: "Hard to find my gate"
Cons: "one hour late leaving"
Pros: "flyers were good natured"
Cons: "Boarding agent was not keep updated ,poor PA volume at A 75 , delay of take off 1/2 hr"
Cons: "The space. Very uncomfortable"
Pros: "efficient boarding good information from pilot"
Cons: "arrival 45 minutes late"
Pros: "I arrived."
Cons: "It was an hour after boarding before take off. Another 15 minutes on the ground after landing waiting for a gate at midnight on a weekday. I understand that circumstances occur beyond the airlines control, but this has been routinely occurring on my trips with Frontier. Absent compelling reasons, I will not be flying with them again."
Pros: "Larger seats, friendly flight attendants, casual atmosphere, less chaos than larger airlines. Will recommend and will definitely fly Frontier again."
Pros: "Where is the soul???"
Pros: "I liked the fact that I can fly red eye."
Cons: "I typically fly Southwest because of the free leg room, free 2 bags checked, and 2 free carry-ons. Frontier "fee's" flyers to death. I have to pay extea for leg room????!!! REALLY! I could see if i was 6'6" but I'm not. If Southwest ever offers red eye flights I'll never patronize Frontier or another airline again."
Cons: "Everything, the service and the airline policies are very poor. Will not fly again, save your money."
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "$45 to put a carry-on item in the overhead bins is ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Pros: "As above."
Cons: "As above"
Pros: "It was ok"
Cons: "Cost of pop"
Cons: "Noises sales pitch."
Pros: "Efficient boarding on and off the plane."
Cons: "The $75 fee for overweight bags is unreasonable. It should be more like $10 for only a few pounds over 50."
Pros: "See aforementioned."
Cons: "Wish that you cou;d use Apple Pay or at least a credit card to purchase snacks/drinks, etc."
Cons: "Same screaming infants. They were able to sleep but allowed to roam aisles."
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "Fast boarding"
Cons: "Plane needed maintenence which delayed departure by an hour. Upon finally arriving wasnt able to unboard plane quickly."
Pros: "Big front seat. Friendly attendants"
Pros: "The good price and straightforward process"
Cons: "The delay but it happens"
Pros: "I liked everything"
Cons: "I didn't like that they charged for the foods when it's over a 100 people who paid . Least could give 1 free condiment"
Pros: "Cheap tickets. I enjoyed the whole experience."
Pros: "The aircraft appeared clean"
Cons: "Boarding process sucks. Waiting in the jet way is to long."
Pros: "Clean plane"
Cons: "No complaints. I had no food, nor entertainment, hence the 3 stars."
Pros: "Never travel again"
Cons: "Airlines agents at Airport zero service:("
Pros: "Very good"
Pros: "The seats were bigger than the first flight of the day."
Cons: "There were unused rows. Why do they always have people grouped together? We're supposed to be keeping a distance. This is not an isolated incident."
Pros: "I liked everything about Spirit!"
Cons: "Luggage fees."
Cons: "Didnt understand the charge for luggage. Wasnt able to get a live person that understood my questions. Overpaid on luggage that I didnt have to check in."
Pros: "Left early and arrived early which doesn't happen very often."
Pros: "Bery confortable"
Cons: "Most cramped plane I've ever been on. It felt like the plane was going to fall apart on the landing."
Cons: "Unfriendly attendants, cold, seat did not recline, late"
Cons: "Being delayed"
Pros: "The person sitting next to me"
Cons: "Plane was delayed"
Pros: "Very pleasant and laid back attendants were very polite and courteous and my name is David"
Pros: "Affordable and easy. Thanx :)"
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "Delayed so much had to cancel trip."
Cons: "Bag fee are excessive plus 40 lbs maximum for bags is not competitive with other airlines."
Cons: "I will never waste my money on spirit ever again."
Pros: "Good value. Absolutely no bells and whistles."
Cons: "Perfect for a very short trip. Bring your own everything."
Cons: "Smaller than usual seat space"
Cons: "Long lines, poor service, lack of communication w/ passengers"
Cons: "Mediocre at best.... only used Spirit because it was the cheapest option.... $50 bag check changed that... won't fly spirit again"
Pros: "Price. Everything went smoothly."
Cons: "Nothing comes to mind."
Pros: "I did get to my destination."
Cons: "The entire experience was out of a MontyPython sketch."
Pros: "I eventually got to my destination."
Cons: "Hidden bag fees and delayed fights"
Cons: "Delays, seating, costs, baggage."
Cons: "Changed gates with out any kind of announcement"
Cons: "I didn't like that there wasn't an app to do your tickets to go paperless!"
Cons: "Everything. Rude staff, terrible."
Pros: "great service"
Cons: "1 layover but only 1/2 hr"
Cons: "How a passenger in a wheelchair was treated rudely and completely ignored."
Pros: "tome schedule"
Cons: "amount for my luggage......complete rip off"
Pros: "The pilot got the plane to Chicago over 30 minutes early."
Cons: "Spirit allows passengers to bring a purse for free everything else is an additional charge. The plane was really dirty."
Pros: "I liked that Spirit upgraded me to a window seat with no cost and that there were no delays."
Cons: "No dislikes"
Cons: "No cash for snacks and drinks."
Pros: "Great service"
Cons: "Our bag never reached its destination and no resolution from staff - didn't answer calls/emails or call us back when they said they would. Absolute joke."
Airlines flying to Gulf Shores have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Gulf Shores
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights to Gulf Shores
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