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Low season

August Best time to beat the crowds with an average 3% drop in price.

High season

December Most popular time to fly with an average 9% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$326 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$147 or less

Good deal one-way

$73 or less

Top tips for finding cheap flights to Santa Barbara

  • Looking for cheap airfare to Santa Barbara? 25% of our users found tickets to Santa Barbara for the following prices or less: From Portland $98 one-way - $138 round-trip, from Phoenix $162 one-way - $199 round-trip, from Chicago $158 one-way - $206 round-trip
  • Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be January, November and December. The cheapest month to fly to Santa Barbara is August.
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  • If you have a question about the city or some of the airport’s amenities, stop by the Visitor Information Desk in the baggage claim of Santa Barbara Airport (SBA). This desk is run by Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce volunteers who will provide you with recommendations for what to see in the area as well as free maps.
  • Santa Barbara Airport is known for being small and easy to navigate, meaning that only several major airlines provide direct flights to this location. If you want to ensure that you do not have a layover and are only looking at direct flights to Santa Barbara, book your reservation with Alaska, American, Frontier, or United Airlines.
  • Having a friend or family member meet you after your flight to Santa Barbara has landed? Tell them that they can wait for you in the free Cell Phone Lot that is located off of James Fowler Road near the WWII Memorial. Once you have picked up your luggage they can come pick you up from the Arrivals terminal.
  • To rent a car from Santa Barbara Airport, go to the rental car center next to the baggage claim in the Arrivals terminal. You will find desks for 7 major companies including Budget, Hertz, and National. Thrifty also has an off-site office that is just a 3-minute drive from the airport’s main terminal.
  • For travelers that are art enthusiasts, don’t forget to enjoy the various exhibits that are located in the entrances and exits of the main building of Santa Barbara Airport. You will find several different statues, paintings, and photographs, all of which were done by local artists.

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Top 3 airlines flying to Santa Barbara

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.3
Alaska Airlines
Overall score based on 29,234 reviews
8.5
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.8
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Nice snacks"

Cons: "Limited options of entertainment for a 10.5 hour flight. I was happy that I downloaded a lot of content on my devices before my trip. Everything on the flight had a purchase option but got rather spendy to get headphones, entertainment, additional food & drink."

Pros: "The dessert was good. The movie/TV selection was good."
Cons: "Seats are EXTREMELY UNCOMFORTABLE. Staff was indifferent."

Cons: "We had to change seats due to the audio functions not working for both of us. In addition, my wife’s seat the recliner didn’t work. Fortunately there two seats behind us. We changed then things are working. Staff was good, trying very hard to help."

Pros: "The snack was a whole sandwich that was quite tasty and in my opinion far better than the two meals I was served on my US to Europe flight on Condor. The staff were very kind, accommodating and served us damp linens to wipe our hands with before eating, which I did not receive on the Condor flight."

Pros: "I just really like the customer experience with Alaska. I dislike flying, but Alaska makes things as painless as possible."
Cons: "I don't think anything could've been better, it's not possible to be comfortable in coach, but we all already know that."

Pros: "Comfortable roomy seats"
Cons: "We had to wait 30 minutes after landing before we could exit the plane."

Pros: "The flight, airplane, staff onboard were all very good. However..."
Cons: "Ground logistics, poor relationship Hong Kong Air, Vancouver/ SFO Airports, Alaska Airlines made transfor overhead time/efforts and luggage handling a problem. (1) flight outbound computer problem (2) transfer Canada/US problem (3) Lost luggage on return flight + time delays 90 minutes for luggage"

Cons: "For an hour long flight, it seemed like enough time to serve more than just 4 choices; 1 beer, 1 wine, juice or water. I’ve been on flights that were 45 minutes and served an entire meal. Of course, what they do is still great and I am very grateful."

Pros: "Very smooth flight Great tv choices!"

Cons: "Layover time not adequate in Seattle & Heathrow"

Pros: "Crew very professional. Flight went smooth from start to finish. Traveling East the winds got us in almost an hour early."

Pros: "Plane was on time"
Cons: "Not enough space for everyone's luggage"

Pros: "Everything was smoothe from the time I got to the airport from check in to boarding. Flight was short and pilot warned us about a possible bit of rough air before we ever took off."
Cons: "Seats are getting smaller and smaller while prices are growing exponentially. These seats are even smaller than United flights, and they had next to no padding."

Cons: "It was about half the price of other major airlines. So naturally I expected the worst. Turns out it was better than many airlines I flown in the past."

Pros: "Friendly staff, good food, relaxing flight."
Cons: "Headphones wouldn't work, screen didn't work for movies / tv."

Pros: "Organized, friendly."
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "I always love Alaska air: super friendly people, free drinks, good snacks, comfy and typically on time and smooth"
Cons: "This was the first time I've had a delayed flight on Alaska. They changed our gate and flight multiple times and our luggage ended up not with us, which has been a big inconvenience 2 days into our honeymoon."

Pros: "Boarding was quick"
Cons: "The food was way overpriced, and the crew did not let you know, nor did they ask if you wanted anything to eat. Also the seating was very cramped! I get more leg room in small jets, compared to a 767"

Pros: "For 24+hrs of traveling, it was quite comfortable. The staff was efficient and professional."

Pros: "The extra seat next to me."
Cons: "The fact that my baggage got left in Portland."

Pros: "normal."
Cons: "."

Pros: "Smooth quick flight, seats roomy, crew very nice"
Cons: "When we got in we had to on a already hot plane on the runway for 40 mins. It's was very incomfortable and I missed my airporter so had to get one a hour later getting me home at 11:30. We were on the ground at 7:40 and I didn't get on airporter until 9:30! Also, the gogoinflight didn't work."

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: "Quick boarding process. Plenty of leg room. Kind team aboard plane."
Cons: "Delayed leaving but made up for it in the air. Terrible smell on the plane for the duration of flight."

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: "using passport as my ID :)"

Pros: "Left early and arrived early. Bags were at baggage claim when I arrived."

Pros: "Ease of airport, flight attendants"

Pros: "While flying to Portland from Maui, our next flight was cancelled. No one notified us of this while on the plane or as we exited the plane. My mom found out while I was in the bathroom. She talked to the person at the gate we had just arrived at. She told us we were rerouted to a better flight and told us to go to a specific gate. When we arrived at the gate, Rainy (your employee) explained the situation again calmly, printed our boarding passes, told us we had an hour to catch a bite and worked on seating us together on the plane (I am traveling with a child). When we came back to the gate to board, she had taken care of our seating issue and was very nice. If you are going to cancel a flight on a customer, this is exactly how it should be handled. Better flight, better time, calm and helpful staff. This was the most enjoyable flight of our trip. Nice size plane and great staff. Just maybe need to notify the on board stewardess, she doesn't need to project or yell to be heard for the courtesy of those who have been traveling all night."
Cons: "Knowing that we got very little rest on the overnight flight, I was looking forward to a good nap on this flight. I was getting it until the airline assistant decided to have a very loud, very long conversation with a passenger. I could barely hear the passenger, but the employee was speaking as if on stage at an ampitheater! I know where she use to work, how she became a stewardess, how many cities she has worked from, how many days she has off, and again how many cities she has been to, AT VERY LOUD LEVELS!"

Pros: ",'"
Cons: "90 minutes late returning"

Pros: "The crew was very nice. Everything was on time."
Cons: "Nothing. Everything was great!"

Pros: "Staff, anenities, service, smooth flight and landing"

Pros: "Up graded to business and it made all the difference in the world. I was not looking forward to the trip and thoroughly enjoyed it."

Pros: "My stewardess was amazing!"

Pros: "The flight to Seattle was seriously delayed but I was able to make my connecting flight to DC."
Cons: "The crew was not very good at updating the worried customers about their connecting flight status considering that there was a 55 minute delay. I was the last person to board and I made it to the gate in the nick of time. It was really stressful. On my way to PDX I used SW and I had a connecting flight in Denver. However the pilot was very good about giving us an update and assuring that we will get there on time. I felt reassured that SW cared for its passengers and was trying to alleviate our stress."

Pros: "I have become a major fan of Alaska Airlines. Check In is so easy, the attendants are friendly, the food is worth purchasing (although a bit too spicy for me), the choices of flight times is impressive. I have flown with Alaska three times in the past year and every flight was booked solid. Must be lots of others who feel the same way I do."

Pros: "On time departure. Very friendly flight attendants. Anther SMOOTH landing. Good pilots."
Cons: "Loud sound system."

Pros: "Nothing ."
Cons: "The fact that I was promised a flight @8:55 and didn't leave @ that time but the original flight @7:55 and wasn't informed about it . Or anything until after it left . And my bags went with the flight to Guadalajara and was a big mess. Half of my stuff was missing from both bags !!!!"

Pros: "Clean new planes with keen crew and service"
Cons: "Sitting in back of plane - but that's on me for scheduling a flight last minute"

Pros: "The alska airlines flight was short as it was to LAX . Even still it was a nice flight."

Pros: "Up & down in 45 minutes."

Pros: "All Alaska personnel were friendly. I've flown Alaska many times before. This time was especially enjoyable."

Pros: "The service ,everything !"

Cons: "Our suitcases got lost"

Pros: "Everything... except..."
Cons: "This is so sad, but there was no turning back once I traveled on an Alaska flight that had outlets at each seat!! Electrical outlets were only available for first class :( I wish all the planes had it so I can rely on them to keep me entertained without my battery dying 1.5 hours into a flight!"

Pros: "Good landing, good boarding, smooth flight"
Cons: "The seats are so crowded now I can barely fit into them, and I am a thin guy of just over six feet tall. I get so cramped in that it gives me muscle cramps over the period of the flight."

Pros: "Window seat; frequency of being offered items"
Cons: "Person in seat next to me basically was touching me the entire flight"

Cons: "Since it was all short hops there was no food involved. Other then food, or lack of, lol, it was all very pleasant."

Pros: "Crew was efficient and pleasant making for a good experience."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Crew was amazing. Seats were comfo"

Pros: "One of the few non-stop flights between Seattle and Philadelphia. Timing is perfect if you can sleep on a red-eye flight. Fairly empty flight. enough empty seats to move and stretch out."
Cons: "No entertainment center built-in to the seats. On board WiFi can be used to access movies and other entertainment on the your own device but make sure your battery is charged and you have an external battery also since the seats don't have power. I tried to sleep but it is not easy for me to fall sleep when the seat back reclines only 3 inches so I didn't have luck taking a nap. Conclusion: I am not taking this flight any more. I will go back to taking will switch back to flying Delta even though there are no direct flights."

Cons: "Our original flight was delayed then cancelled. After assigning to another flight, it was delayed and gate changed about 10 times and was finally cancelled after it was boarded and left gate after 2am due to engine problem. We had to cancel our trip since it was a short trip for a funeral and we had missed it. AA offered no compensation and no apology (not during the whole night of delays and cancels)."

Pros: "Even though looked like I had selected a seat assignment they were not booked. On first leg of trip had to wait until a couple agreed to be bought off their seats before we could be boarded. Very misleading."

Cons: "Flights had to be changed due to a delay on first flight that would make it impossible to take the connecting flight. My route and airlines were completely changed, which caused a big delay in original arrival time. In addition to that, my luggage did not make it and I'm still waiting to find out where my suitcases are. Very disappointed."

Pros: "On time and the staff was great"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "No food or entertainment offered at all - for a 5-1/2 hour flight. Seats uncomfortable. I don't like how it feels like you're nickle and diming us - charging for every little thing, including what seat you sit in."

Pros: "The air stewardesses were extremely cordial and continuously asked if the passengers needed anything many times during the flight. It's a small gesture but I appreciated it very much. Free wifi (for movies/in-flight entertainment) was also a plus."

Pros: "Even though we were group 6 both ways, boarding was smooth and fast! We arrived early and was able to check our overpacked carry-on. Luggage was unloaded within minutes of our getting to the baggage claim. We were even able to move up to the middle of the plane coming back home!"
Cons: "Nothing comes to mind!"

Cons: "No personal entertainment devices on 737-800."

Pros: "Like the clean, comfortable seating. Great crew service and in time!"
Cons: "n/a"

Cons: "Unable to sleep on the redeye from Seattle to Philly owing to a loud, constant alarm for the entire flight."

Pros: "Entertainment system Leg room"
Cons: "Just one package of snacks for a 6 hour flight Delays going out of NYC"

Pros: "loved having a movie to pass the time. Super friendly attendants."

Cons: "They cancelled my flight in the middle of the night and rebooked for 3 hours later really strapping me for time at my destination"

Pros: "love it!"
Cons: "b/a"

Cons: "Chair wasn't that comfortable"

Cons: "Flight was delayed because of weather. No fault of carrier."

Cons: "I paid for a non-stop from Seattle to Philadelphia. they cancelled it and only had options that dragged out the trip, caused an extra day of lost work. There was no attempt or offer to ameliorate the inconvenience, or refund the cost -- even an upgrade would have been appreciated. just here's what we have, take it or leave it. I am through with American"

Cons: "No screens, no wifi"

Pros: "Really? I just gave 1 star. Your feedback form should be smart enough to realize that."
Cons: "It's not finnair. It's American Airlines. The sears were so cramped that I have a horrible backache. Stop calling it finnair. Several airlines booked tickets on this flight. There's nothing good to say."

Pros: "All the staff were super friendly and warm. The customer service was top notch - beyond beyond amazing. The seats were comfortable. And the cups for our complimentary beverage weren't kids sized! I received a normal cup! The whole experience was a breath of fresh air."
Cons: "There was only one *tiny* negative... baggage. It would have exceeded my expectations if baggage was included instead of an additional fee. But this is wouldn't deter me from flying with American Airlines."

Pros: "Flight was smooth and comfortable."
Cons: "I didn't find the crew very friendly and often don't on AA. Boarding was difficult as the agent was difficult to hear/understand."

Pros: "Flight was ok, staff was professional and friendly. A good cleaning would be great. I'm average height and light build for a woman but I find the seats really are snugger than ever."
Cons: "AA didn't notify me of their change to my itinerary so I missed my flight, they cancelled my return flight from Europe, and only offered to refund my ticket when I spoke to a supervisor. I drove 5.5 hours to another city to catch a flight to Europe, believing my return ticket was valid as AA first told me, only later to learn they cancelled it. Thanks to AA, I currently I have no return ticket. Others on this flight and on my later Iberia flight were cursing AA loudly so I don't think my issue is an anomaly, but is more likely AA's new standard of conduct."

Cons: "Self check-in staff at Seattle was not that helpful."

Pros: "Great crew today. As I was walking to the gate, one of the flight attendants that would be working this flight advised someone that was hurrying through the airport that they dropped something. While others may not have noticed or said something, she went out of her way to make sure the item got to its owner. It is little things like this that make life a little better."
Cons: "The thirty minute wait for luggage (which sometimes is quick for American at DFW)."

Pros: "Customer Service at SEA was great. we were checking bags directly to Madrid and they were very helpful"
Cons: "I had paid for a Bulk head seat Row 7. But since we had a in Cabin pet, my wife was moved down to Row 18 and a much smaller seat. I need to get a refund for the price I paid."

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: "Speed from Seattle to Charlotte. We made up for some lost time. Two empty seats beside me because I changed my seat assignment when attendant announced flight was not full."
Cons: "The plane was 2 hours late in arriving for pickup in Seattle. This was difficult for passengers with connections in Charlotte. I was fortunate because CLT was my final destination. Plane carpet was dirty."

Pros: "On time for both flights"
Cons: "N/a"

Pros: "The crew was nice and attentive. The pilot came over the speaker to tell us about our flight. We made it in early!"
Cons: "The movie shown during the flight was a bit odd. Not sure where it came from but it was not overly entertaining."

Cons: "We haven't left yet"

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: "The flight was on"

Pros: "On time"

Pros: "In flight individual movie screen at no charge"
Cons: "Had issue with continuing flight after Dallas. Gate agent told me to go to AA.com and wouldn't even try to help. If you can't do it on line, forget it. Tried to call the 800 number and told to wait 2 hours!"

Pros: "Crew were friendly"
Cons: "Ac was broke on plane, no wifi or entertainment options, lots and lots of being kept in the dark waiting and waiting after already boarding the plane or landing on the runway"

Pros: "Kind and attentive crew"
Cons: "Was a bit delayed"

Cons: "Your plane needs outlets to charge electronics. Unless your gonna show movies on your flights, ppl need a way to entertain themselves for the flight. If they burn through all their battery power, it's an inconvenience to try to charge it in the airport when they land. All of the outlet Chargers in Chicago, Seattle and Philly were broke as well. The U tied wing was amazing. Your prices are great but to keep ppl from rather paying more just for one or two more luxuries, try fixing this."

Cons: "The flight being delayed & then cancelled at the last second"

Pros: "The flight overall because we arrived early."
Cons: "The fact that we were on the plane and was not allowed to enjoy the entertainment as I did with my flight to Seattle."

Pros: "Entertainment"
Cons: "Too many levels of passengers"

Pros: "On time. Friendly crew. Good price."

Pros: "They switched my flight promptly when I missed my connection."
Cons: "I missed my connection for no apparent reasons. When asked for compensation they said there was nothing they could do and cited reasons Regarding the boarding and deboarding of a special needs passenger."

Pros: "Claudia was wonderful, I would love for more flight attendants to have her cheerful attitude."
Cons: "My snack was mini pretzels"

Cons: "Todo"

Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "We sat on the tarmac for an hour after we landed. Missed my connection, no other flights that night. It wasn't even 10 pm yet."

Cons: "I'm not sure why I paid Alaska Airlines, and received confirmation emails from Alaska Airlines, but whenever I went to check in for my flights Alaska Airlines couldn't do anything for me. Instead all they did was tell me to go to American Airlines if I wanted help. I gave you my money Alaska Air.. how about you help me?"

Cons: "Our flight from Seattle to JFK was delayed over 11 hours, not because of weather or mechanical issue, but because a flight attendant fell ill and American Airlines had no one to take his or her place. They had to fly in an employee from Texas to cover the shift. Are you kidding me? I understand there are unforeseen events but any reputable airline should have a personnel contingency plan better than that. As a result, we lost a whole day of our vacation, missed our Broadway performance, and others missed their business meetings. All the alerts informing us of the delay were sent long after they already occurred. I will avoid flying American again at all costs."

Cons: "Clean the bathroom!! Horrible, horrible, horrible!!"

Cons: "Very late flight, seats bad"

Cons: "Bad smell"

Pros: "Aircraft well laid out."
Cons: "Full flight snd everyone seemed to have a carry on bag.."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Awful flight attendants. They all hate their jobs."

Pros: "Movies"
Cons: "Middle seat but not that bad in the end. Nice people on both sides. Still i booked 7 months out and wasn’t able to get a window or aisle."

Pros: "The pasta dinner in economy was quite good even by airline food standards. Flight attendants very good, very positive attitudes, which always makes for a better flight experience."
Cons: "The United boarding system sucks.....unless you have $$$$."

Pros: "When we were checking in, the personal service from staff was outstanding."

Pros: "I liked the good options on the flight and the picture menu, the uncomplicated boarding and great check in service"
Cons: "All good"

Pros: "It was an ok flight i guess but there was no good free in flight entertainment."

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: "the price of the flight was the best part of the deal"
Cons: "have to pay for movies, and no good selection of snacks on flight."

Pros: "Got everything we needed."
Cons: "No complaints."

Pros: "I boooked through Kayak based on recommendations fron Rick Steves. When I tried to check in the night before, I was told I wasn't on the flights I had booked. Turns out SAS had switched me to a later flight without any notice. It took hours on the night I was readying yo leave for a three-week trip to find out what had happened. At best, I would have found out the next day at the airport and waited an extra three hours. Not the big fun! At worst, who knows? Would someone have been able to figure it out in time? Huge run-around!"
Cons: "See above. Also no vegetarian meal offerings."

Cons: "We had to check our hand luggage and be charged EUR120.00 We should have been aware of this before we obtained the boarding pass..."

Pros: "Appreciated the boarding style, more organized crowds"
Cons: "Seats are getting too small, not enough room for elbows"

Cons: "Had to circle 3 time before landing due to air traffic."

Pros: "United transfer me to Alaska Airlines because there was delay that would impacted my layover.. So they gave me non stop with Alaska. I'm pleased with their service!"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "N/A"
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Flight was n time, boarding was fast and efficient."

Pros: "Free Upgrade"
Cons: "What wasn't there to like"

Pros: "No delays."
Cons: "No complaints."

Pros: "Friendliness of the crew"
Cons: "Having to wait for wheelchairs to be delivered when we requested them before the flight. No aisle chair delivered at all."

Pros: "Flight was uneventful. Went smoothly."
Cons: "Seating wa very cramped. Long legged people were shoving their knees into my husband's back and I was unable to stretch my legs. Also, there was not a free gluten free snack available."

Pros: "I like the small size. The food and drink are so minimal it's hard to rate. The flight attendants were courteous and efficient. The flight was on time."
Cons: "The bathroom was more "used" than usual..."

Cons: "There was no food for such a long flight"

Cons: "I would like to see free movies added to the flight like American Airlines have."

Pros: "Nice smooth flight"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Plane was 3 hours late missed my connection. Was due to poor maintenance of the aircraft. Will not fly United again"

Pros: "Nice terminal"
Cons: "United is chronically late"

Pros: "Everyone was very helpful, always smiling and super nice. I was having a rough, long day and not looking forward to any of it. They really helped me get through it!"
Cons: "No free snacks, I could've used some pretzels"

Cons: "bad movieselection, bad food, the crew was ok not more, I arrive safe and in time. That's all we neeed no?"

Pros: "Too much delays in getting on and off flights. Both legs were delayed for long periods. Had to hassle way through to avoid missing connection. Gate info for 2nd leg was not available until 15 minutes prior to boarding; compounded with delay."

Cons: "Over a hour and a half late leaving portland"

Pros: "Wish there was complimentary snacks ie peanuts or crackers"

Pros: "The flight from the Denver leg to Des Moines was great. The crew was exceptionally friendly, especially the stewardess. I really loved taking the smaller plane into Des Moines. It made the boarding and deboarding go very quickly. In the future when traveling to destinations outside of a major hub, I will look for flights with smaller planes. It was an incredibly pleasant flight experience."

Pros: "Everything was great."
Cons: "Food got a poor rating because there was no food service on either flight. You might think about creating another column with N/A (not applicable) as a heading. Entertainment got a mediocre rating simply because I didn't indulge. I might have been tempted more if I could have seen a price somewhere for the entertainment. I was very hesitant to just start swiping without knowing what I was getting myself in to."

Pros: "Although I only got a water, other people were ordering, but the older flight attendant was not at all personable and was very impolite. Being a chef, I would never give poor quality customer service as he did. My flight attendants from DEN to TYS was much more personable and made the flight much more enjoyable."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "This is the second time my flight was canceled due to maintenence and I had to fly out the next day not the same day."

Cons: "It was cancelled... I waited in line at the airport for over two hours and on hold on the phone for another two to have my flight changed. The new flight was not direct, and got me in to Chicago almost 24 hours late. Both of my rebooked flights were delayed."

Cons: "United Customer Service was terrible on the plane. The gate agent messed up out seat assignments and put 2 of us in the same seat and then a airline attendant on the plane was so rude and condescending to the few of us on the plane about the seat confusion that again was not the passengers fault but United. I am trying to track down her name to file a formal complaint. She made a remark that was disrespectful to people not being able to "read" correctly, she was very rude. Also on our return flight it is not showing our seat assignments. Very poor experience with United. I will go back to Alaska and SW airlines before choosing them again."

Cons: "Weather related, complete cancellation! Rebooking was beyond a nightmare & new flight was 36 hours later!"

Pros: "Seats were fairly supportive and felt good on my back."
Cons: "Seat pitach was horrible. Row in front was basically in you face before they reclined. Paying extra for in seat entertainment was not appreciated (and not done)."

Pros: "No crew so we waited for two hours for one to arrive."

Pros: "even though i was leaving under difficult circumstances, the flight attendant kept us smiling. the service was very amazing and i couldn't have asked for a better flight"

Pros: "Comfort on time."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "I LOVED the crew. So kind and helpful!"
Cons: "I didn't like how crammed the Seats were and how loud it was in the back row. My mistake."

Cons: "Delayed many hours, canceled beverage service"

Pros: "Aircraft was clean, seats were comfortable."
Cons: "No tv to watch."

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