Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Palm Desert
Alaska Airlines, Southwest and Air Canada have waived their change and cancellation fees on flights to Palm Desert. Confirm policies on booking site.
Delta and Alaska Airlines do not allow booking a middle seat on flights to Palm Desert.
You cannot fly directly to Palm Desert. KAYAK recommends you fly to Palm Springs (PSP) (10.43 mi from Palm Desert). From there you can rent a car or get a taxi.
|Flights from Seattle||2h 45m|
|Flights from San Francisco||1h 36m|
|Flights from Minneapolis||3h 28m|
|Flights from Denver||2h 11m|
|Flights from Portland||2h 25m|
The cheapest airline ticket to Palm Desert from United States in the last 72 hours was $102 one-way, and $117 round-trip on the route Seattle to Palm Desert. The most popular route is San Francisco to Palm Desert, and the cheapest ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $151 round-trip.
Palm Springs Airport is 10 miles from the center of Palm Desert. View on Map.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "All was good Thank you"
Pros: "Pre-boarding as an older senior"
Pros: "There was only pretzels and no tv."
Cons: "we had to change plans because it was over booked. Took longer than expected."
Cons: "Plane was delayed several times."
Pros: "it did not happen"
Cons: "it did not happen"
Cons: "Kayak must have the restrictions in a super small font that the promotion ticket can't allow you to select seat once you purchased the ticket. I felt be lied to and I would definitely not recommended it."
Pros: "See above."
Cons: "See above."
Cons: "Very relaxing"
Pros: "The Alaska Airlines check in was not simple via a kiosk and had to go see an attendant. She did not add Pre-check to our 4 tickets and we missed not seeing it on the ticket. Had to wait in the regular line. So long the waot."
Cons: "Alaska Airline attendant should ask as a protocol and lesson learned to tell them to have it added."
Pros: "Wish there were blankets available"
Cons: "No screen on the seats."
Cons: "Flight got delayed"
Cons: "Extra leg space"
Pros: "I liked the mood lighting, the spacious area under the seat in front of my aisle seat, the choice in movies, and that every seat had a screen."
Cons: "The takeoff and landing were smooth except that the plane felt like it was fishtailing a bit. Otherwise, it was great!"
Pros: "Very sweet crew"
Cons: "Nothing. It was perfect"
Cons: "Great. Easy"
Pros: "I was on a plane with leather seats and sexy red lighting. Clearly a plane aquired from Virgin during the merger. I had a handsome young gay flight attendant who gave me a big smile. And there was free Chardonnay for the beverage."
Cons: "My seat mates on either sides were both young millennial females who both had huge carryons they stuffed under the seat in front of them and both were gorging on food they brought with appetites that seemed to convey they hadn’t eaten in days. The plane was fine. The passengers not so much."
Pros: "On time flight"
Cons: "Took the same flight two weeks ago now they even stripped beverages to nothing. Water or oj. Asked if I could even buy something else and got a response with attitude that they don’t offer anything else on later flights. Disappointed"
Pros: "Staff great"
Cons: "Same old movies"
Cons: "Nothing, all was perfect!"
Cons: "Delay Part not available"
Pros: "Perfect trip no complaints!"
Cons: "I liked all of it"
Cons: "Seat was broken and would not recline so incredibly uncomfortable for red eye. I was freezing (though I’m often more chilly than others). Not great food options."
Pros: "free drinks"
Cons: "Slow and disorderly boarding at SFO"
Cons: "You are no different then other airlines. Nothing sets you apart."
Cons: "No food"
Pros: "The plane was late. I was tired"
Cons: "I forgot my headphones. $3 to borrow a pair from virgin?"
Pros: "Had my bags in an incredible 10 minutes"
Pros: "Very professional and nice crew."
Cons: "Same as above"
Cons: "Delayed 2 hours."
Pros: "A row of seats all to myself. On time departure and arrival. Smooth flight. Super polite and friendly crew."
Cons: "If I have to pick something, maybe the chatty woman behind me but that's not the Airlines fault."
Cons: "Better vegan snacks available for purchase would be great."
Pros: "Same as before."
Pros: "The flight crew was good, and the flight was quick once we got on the plane - which was 1 hour 45 minutes after we should have!"
Cons: "I got on the second leg of a flight from Seattle to Palm Springs at San Francisco. First, the flight arrived an hour late. Passengers from Seattle said that the loading crew somehow dented the wall to the luggage area (?) and they had to inspect it before flying. When it finally got to SFO, we boarded the plane at first, and then had to deplane back into the airport because they had (over?)filled the wrong fuel tank. So they had to empty that tank and fill another I guess? Don't know if the tank they filled was on the other side of the dented luggage area. The announcements from the desk were puzzling, and tended to be every 10 minutes telling us to wait 10 minutes instead of giving a good estimate so we didn't need to stand at the gate the whole time. After about 50 more minutes we boarded again and the plane took off OK. But there needs to be serious improvement in communication between the crew on the ground (gas & luggage etc) and the pilot and the desk crew, and between all of them and their paying customers."
Pros: "As the flight was delayed, staff made sure we had water and snacks in the terminal and kept us up to day. Kudos!"
Pros: "The staff was super friendly and the plane was new. It felt brand new."
Pros: "On-time departure and no hassle boarding policies."
Pros: "very comfortable seats and comfortable plane in general."
Pros: "Stewardess very helpful and welcoming."
Pros: "The cabin was miserably hot"
Pros: "I was checking in in a fluster and trying to attach my bag tags. A agent came over and helped me (for some reason I had taken the entire sticky back off ha!) and then he took my bag for me right from the kiosk. I was super impressed"
Cons: "needed more water"
Pros: "They did what their jobs required. They were never rude. If they were they would be talked to. They did what they were suppose to do. What else can I say? It was only an hr flight. I hour flight Jeez!!!"
Pros: "I appreciate the steward giving me something to eat for breakfast."
Pros: "Alaska is efficient and friendly . The plane was new and clean. The plane left SF on time and landed lightly --perfect flying ."
Cons: "Because of the wind in Palm Springs, the flight crew wasn't able to do a real drink service. I look forward to a glass of cheap Alaska red wine on my Friday afternoon flights!"
Cons: "Enforce your baggage size and number limits. A significant number of passengers take bags onboard that are oversized."
Cons: "No meals was available for VEG. people."
Cons: "Not enough sitting space felt very cramped"
Cons: "I was surrounded by a basketball team. They all have terrible breath. I know that because they kept talking to each other and I was in the middle (literally) of it all. Thanks Delta airlines!"
Pros: "On time. Came around with water often."
Cons: "Just said we were being served a meal on my ticket and we didn't get one. Probably just as well since it was a turbulent take off and landing :-)"
Pros: "Easy and very kind staff!"
Cons: "Nothing to comment on."
Pros: "Larger ore comfortable plane"
Cons: "Bad snacks, bad wifi, no cart for luggage"
Pros: "Not much"
Pros: "It was Business class, the flatbed was excellent"
Pros: "Enthusiastic and honest/informative pilot"
Pros: "Crew was great, comfort+ definitely has more leg room."
Cons: "Beer not guaranteed on flight for Delta comfort plus."
Pros: "Seat was average"
Pros: "Exit row."
Pros: "Good services in anticipating our next leg"
Pros: "Amazing crew and food and entertainment selection!"
Cons: "Honestly nothing it was perfect"
Pros: "Plane was clean & modern"
Cons: "More leg room"
Cons: "Stop charging for checked bags"
Pros: "Seats were comfortable but crowded. Was nice to have the built in screen for entertainment."
Cons: "Did not like being bumped to a flight with a five hour layover in SLC. Travel day was already very long. We booked the flight originally based on the shorter layover of an hour and a half. Seemed very inconsiderate."
Pros: "Flight attendants thank SkyMiles members by name at some point during the trip, very friendly."
Cons: "Seats did NOT recline, which seems to be a pretty poor planning for a red eye flight."
Pros: "Yummy snack! Funny crew member who acknowledged seats in landing position are uncomfortable. Sing songy welcoming voices :)"
Cons: "Aww. The movie I wanted to watch wouldn’t play.."
Pros: "Fantastic crew!"
Pros: "great trip and crew"
Cons: "Being on time"
Pros: "Direct flight on time"
Cons: "All good"
Pros: "The pilot, Mr. Howes, I believe, came out and personally thanked everyone for flying Delta. It was a nice touch to see the actual pilot that was flying and me home and that he shared his gratitude. Go DELTA!!"
Pros: "I was moved to an end Seat, as I was in constant leg pain."
Cons: "I was zitting against my Neighbor as the Seats are so narrow."
Pros: "Flight was quiet and comfortable."
Cons: "Felt claustrophobic after a while because guy in seat next to me was rather large and spilling into my seat"
Cons: "I was placed on an earlier flight as soon as I arrived at the Portland airport. The flight was full, there was no room for my bag in the overhead bins. The bag was checked, not to just Seattle but all the way to Venice. Well, surprise, surprise, the bag was lost on the way to Venice. KLM does not allow enough time in Amsterdam for luggage to make a connecting flight."
Pros: "Every Delta employee that we encountered was professional and pleasant"
Pros: "The service was excellent."
Pros: "Not on time"
Cons: "2 hour delay"
Pros: "Excellent Service."
Pros: "I like everything!! From now on I'm going to travel with Aeromexico Very comfortable great service friendly."
Cons: "Everything was great!"
Pros: "The entertainment was really good and the service was excellent. Flight attendants were great. Enjoyed my complimentary beverage and on time departure and arrival."
Cons: "It was hard to understand what zone was boarding. Hard to hear and understand made It impossible. And the plane seemed smaller, seats were very close to one another, and it was difficult to get comfortable. I'm not big either."
Pros: "On time, free beer , good price"
Cons: "No movie, no charging telephone"
Cons: "I will make it my sole purpose to let everyone I know and review this on every site. Kayak messed up our flights so badly and then would not fix them. I spent 4 hours being bounced between airlines and travel sites just to be screwed with for a mistake Kayak made and would not fix. Worst company ever!"
Pros: "Got to fly on the a brand new 737-900 and had plenty of room to fit my laptop so I could work. Friendly crew, didn't feel like a farm animal being herded on to a transport to be taken to slaughter like I do on other airlines."
Cons: "In flight WiFi was inoperable for most of the flight making it hard to work."
Cons: "Leg room"
Pros: "none of it"
Cons: "It was Terrible I will never do it again"
Pros: "Better seats"
Cons: "The seats"
Pros: "Crew were good, flight on time, free drinks"
Cons: "TSA Pre-check info not loaded on flight from LAX to PDX."
Cons: "Condition of the airplane"
Pros: "Friendliness of the staff"
Cons: "No complaints. I wish that the updates on the flight delay were a little clearer, but that's about it."
Pros: "fast efficient and directions are pretty clear tons of delicious food available at PDX to bring plane was comfortable and roomy"
Cons: "long lines through security"
Pros: "Getting to the correct destination."
Cons: "The fact that the lack of knowledge regarding international travel visas by the counter staff and supervisor meant that two days of the vacation were lost. Upon arrival in China the 144 hour travel visa was granted with no problem within minutes, but the U.S. staff was completely befuddled by the possibility. The interrogation was completely stressful and resulted in a reschedule of the original flight and during the second attempt at flying even an email from the U.S. consulate with a link to the Shanghai/Chinese government immigration site was deemed "not official enough". i will be expecting proper compensation. I was once given an $850 travel voucher for voluntarily giving up my seat, and was flown first class to Hawaii, given 4 star accomodation and then flown first class on to China within 48 hours. This was an involuntary bump from our chosen flight time, all because of a lack of knowledge about current visa regulations and international law on the part of the check in staff. We have been loyal Delta users for over 15 years, and this was the biggest blunder ever. Also humiliating and extremely frustrating, stressful and a big problem with fulfilling our travel plans between son and father."
Pros: "The water"
Cons: "After the whole ordeal with the first flight, I get on my second flight, which was only an hour. Something happened with the air on the plane and it was sweltering the whole flight. Really hot and uncomfortable! The day, overall was very taxing - I paid $521 for a ticket and expected a good experience . I guess that was too much to ask for. I am disappointed in American Airlines and will NEVER fly that airline again - nor will any of my family."
Cons: "Numerous delays and disappointments. Two delays before boarding. Another long delay after boarding waiting for paperwork to be completed. Long taxi period. Waited over half hour for baggage claim conveyor to start rolling."
Cons: "Flight was delayed"
Pros: "The flight, attendants, timeliness"
Cons: "Unable to check in unless paying extra for only available seats. At DFW was scolded for nit checkibg in sooner and was assigned "the last seat" because of overbooking. Same today trying to check in JAN to DFW. Must pay extra or wait untill get to airport.Reserved months ago. Assign seat upon reservation!"
Pros: "Friendly staff, great service, and how since it was a night flight the lights were off."
Cons: "There was nothing I didnt like"
Pros: "Went smoothly including tsa"
Cons: "Flights aalways toi close together. 1st flight arrived early and still just made boarding for second flight"
Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "Very cramped and no WiFi or any type of movie or entertainment available"
Pros: "Good experience."
Cons: "That you guys didn't tell any info about visa to travel to Paris. They didn't let us in."
Cons: "First time wearing face mask all the time. It was okay."
Cons: "When I arrived to check in at 5:48am for my 6:20am flight, I was treated very poorly. The lady at the counter asked me what time my flight was and I said 6:20 and right off the bat she was extremely rude and said that I missed the flight. I panicked internally and asked her how that was possible?! She said the cutoff was at 5:45am and I missed it. I asked if there were other flights available today or tomorrow and she said there was nothing she could do and that I had to call the booking company to see if they could book me. I wanted to cry because my friend had just dropped me off and I called to see if she was close enough to turn back. Luckily she hadn’t left yet. I called the booking company and they were able to book me a trip for the following day but they charged me an additional $100. I wish they had disclosed that we need to be there 45 minutes to an hour early otherwise you miss your flight. And it’s ridiculous that I had to pay an extra $100... financially it was stressful due to the covid 19 situation. I was extremely disappointed in how the lady at the check in counter at American Airlines treated me. She www extremely rude and I have never been spoken to in a way that made me feel attacked."
Pros: "The leg room was really great!"
Cons: "Difficult finding room in over head bin for carry on bags."
Pros: "Seat room is limited, especially when you are in the middle seat."
Cons: "Seat space"
Pros: "I will NEVER fly UNAmerican Airlines again."
Cons: "Everything. Overbooked flight, no room, no comfort, no entertainment. Not even a usb port to charge anything. I paid for a carry on bag and was approached repeatedly to have my bag checked in due to overcrowding and no room for carry on bags."
Pros: "The internet and movies"
Cons: "The AC was not turned up it was very hot and even after I asked nothing was done."
Pros: "The trip went as scheduled and arrived on time. The service was good making it a pleasant experience overall."
Cons: "As with most airlines, the seating is cramped."
Pros: "Smooth operation"
Cons: "WiFi is horrible"
Cons: "I was forced to chance airlines, because, AA knew about an issue with the plane but still tried to used it."
Cons: "4 hour mechanical delay and shitty communication"
Pros: "They were rude and disrespectful."
Cons: "They were rude and disrespectful."
Pros: "We landed safely; Beautiful infotainment screen that did NOT work"
Cons: "Extreme delays; Beautiful infotainment screen that did NOT work; Sitting on the runway/tarmac for hours"
Pros: "On time and the staff was great"
Cons: "I didn’t take my outbound so they cancelled my return flight without notifying me. I had to pay $200 to buy my seat back. American is about as bad as spirit.."
Pros: "Crew made a special effort to find me a nondairy meal (which I had neglected to request)."
Cons: "Web page dysfunction meant we couldn't sign up for wifi. The page asked me to set security questions but the pulldown for the questions had no options to select from. I tried on multiple devices/browsers."
Pros: "Our pilot was great. Kept us informed, was pleasant and got us in early. I appreciated the extra information he provided regarding expected turbulance and arrival updates."
Cons: "There wasn't individual entertainment unless i used my own device."
Cons: "Middle seat"
Pros: "Great service!"
Cons: "Our bag was never transferred to the continuing flight. Then it took a week to catch up with us. When we complained to American they just passed the buck to the final carrier, but I think the mistake was theirs."
Cons: "No personal entertainment devices on 737-800."
Pros: "Like the clean, comfortable seating. Great crew service and in time!"
Pros: "Food was good, crew was friendly, cordial which is not good at all on flights by United Airlines, Delta American Airlines and Air Canada. Flight from Miami-Sao Paulo was nice and no too long as when I fly through Toronto by Air Canada or through Chicago by USA airlines."
Pros: "loved having a movie to pass the time. Super friendly attendants."
Pros: "Was able to change my seat"
Cons: "The tone of the flight attendant (male) who can through the cabin to check things before landing. He was brash and abrasive. Yes, safety first, but overall not a good look for someone in a customer service industry. you can accomplish the same goal with different delivery"
Pros: "love it!"
Cons: "Chair wasn't that comfortable"
Cons: "My screen didn't work and the flashing ads gave me a headache"
Cons: "No screens, no wifi"
Cons: "The landing gate in Palm Springs."
Cons: "Self check-in staff at Seattle was not that helpful."
Cons: "Gate agent said there was a maintenance problem that just needed maintenance to sign off. Over heard maintenance work while boarding that could not get message on computer of problem. Pushed back and sat on tarmac for 10-20 minutes as pilot said they worked through maintenance issue."
Pros: "On time for both flights"
Cons: "We haven't left yet"
Pros: "Got me to Dallas"
Cons: "Delays, felt like a hurded cow"
Pros: "The employee working the desk in Seattle was great. Long lines to check in and she took the time to assign us seats next to each other. Loved the bonus of the seats being in an exit row."
Cons: "Flight changed with no notification."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Too many levels of passengers"
Pros: "It was very inexpensive and on time. And it was much more comfortable than those budget airlines like Spirit, Frontier, etc."
Cons: "The snack choice was unappealing."
Pros: "On time. No issues. The last two times I have flown Delta I've had issues. Smooth sailing"
Pros: "On time. Friendly crew. Good price."
Cons: "Apparently United is the only airline that can't figure out how to upload TSA-pre KTNs onto boarding passes. I went to the SFO United customer service desk and they rambled through a few minutes of excuses before even looking at their system to identify possible problems. She even stated that United wouldn't comply with the federal Homeland Security program unless passengers paid for it... Which sounded like she was asking for a bribe. That can't possibly be legal and United should be ashamed and this policy made public."
Cons: "Planes are jammed"
Cons: "Overcrowded plane, few options for food, dirty bathrooms."
Pros: "Every thing"
Cons: "Worst service ever."
Cons: "The agent said my flight would probably be canceled and I should reroute to Seattle, so I did. All for the flight to not be canceled and the reroute flight to be over booked. Hideous"
Pros: "Great employees!"
Cons: "Com system couldn't beat the high volume of sound from the engines. Air conditioning was not working on the ground."
Cons: "MISSED THAT FLIGT BY 5 MIN.!!!!. Will not be using that flt. again. or United if possible"
Pros: "Transferred time is good ."
Cons: "On the plane was too cold."
Cons: "They lost one of our parties luggage. How do two bags make it to the destination, and one not??"
Cons: "A little late getting started, otherwise OK."
Cons: "Bad smell"
Cons: "Airplane is too old"
Cons: "Sitting on tarmac for 30-40 min"
Pros: "There wasn't any delays. We even got to destination earlier"
Pros: "It was fine."
Pros: "Good service."
Cons: "The website is pretty bad, not user friendly. Took several times for things to take, and was a frustrating experience. Luftansa's website. Not United."
Pros: "Fast. Easy. Gave me free seat with more room"
Cons: "Such a tiny plane.... crowded. Made you pay for wifi."
Pros: "I liked that we flew directly into Palm Springs, which is my local airport."
Cons: "I didn't like how tight the seating spaces were. I'm a thin, small person and I was not comfortable. I can't imagine how a taller or heavier person could be accommodated comfortably. I never thought I'd say this ... but I've now decided I prefer taking the train because domestic air travel is just too confining!"
Cons: "Both flights were late, seriously late."
Pros: "the soda water was good."
Cons: "It was late, as almost all United flights are. sad."
Pros: "The crew in air Canada is awesome! They were really great and friendly. I'm impressed with their impeccable service even if it was a short flight to Vancouver."
Cons: "Flight was delayed."
Cons: "Plane departed 2 hrs late,taxied 40 min in San Fransisco for lack of access to gate"
Pros: "It was a new plane ...but the same old rules..."
Cons: "Terrible uncaring old waitresses overweight, no room for luggage no room for even walk in the plane, kept asking to turn off devices when it is well known devices don't cause any problem. No free internet. Old tired planes, terrible third world airline."
Pros: "Got everything we needed."
Cons: "No complaints."
Pros: "It was spacious."
Cons: "No free Wi-Fi."
Pros: "WIFI allowed access to imessage"
Cons: ""Free" movies and TV didn't work"
Cons: "Multiple delays"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "No Free baggage no free food"
Pros: "Friendly, comfortable service"
Cons: "Plane was hot no air and super uncomfortable"
Pros: "The sunrise"
Cons: "I was on the wrong side of the plane!"
Pros: "I was able to get to my destination safely"
Pros: "The exit isles were comfortable"
Cons: "No free food service and the menu was unappealing and extraordinarily overprice! The bathroom was dirty and toilet unflusable...garbage can overflowing and dirty paper towels everywhere !"
Pros: "I liked being so welcomed even though I am scared of flights."
Pros: "Best company"
Pros: "Thanks. On time. No problems"
Pros: "Will never use united."
Pros: "Smooth ride"
Cons: "Snack was a ridiculous cookie. Lame."
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "Great all around!!!"
Cons: "Very bad food and seating"
Pros: "Comfortable and on time"
Cons: "Check in staff was dismissive and not helpful at all at first."
Pros: "It was great. Absolutely no complaints"
Pros: "No one smiled or looked like they were happy with a plane full of vacationers"
Airlines flying to Palm Desert 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 Palm Desert
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights to Palm Desert
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights to Palm Desert
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights to Palm Desert
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights to Palm Desert