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United Airlines, Air New Zealand and Asiana Airlines have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Washington Dulles Intl to California. Confirm policies on booking site.
Alaska Airlines does not allow booking a middle seat on flights from Washington Dulles Intl to California.
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 5h 45m
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Brighter, kinder and nicer faces."
Pros: "It was super"
Pros: "I didn't fly from Minneapolis to Los Angeles"
Cons: "I didn't fly from Minneapolis to Los Angeles"
Pros: "Everything! Thank you"
Cons: "Nothing. Thanks"
Pros: "Crews were friendly"
Pros: "There was those head rest flaps on my chair head rest. Checkin my luggage was seamless."
Cons: "Boarding process was bit disorganized."
Pros: "The service, on time, employees very nice."
Cons: "Again, make sure to note conspicuously that luggage price is not included."
Cons: "Plane was too hot"
Cons: "It was canceled"
Pros: "Delta planes are spacious and great!"
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "5 hours delay"
Cons: "5 hours delay"
Pros: "Each employee on the plane was nice."
Pros: "All aspects"
Pros: "Informative communications during delay"
Cons: "Rushing to board resulting in bad customer service during boarding"
Pros: "Fly attenden alwas with a beautiful smile"
Pros: "on time"
Pros: "The fact that there were no snakes on this plane :-)"
Cons: "Same issue... there were no snakes on the plane :-/"
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!"
Pros: "ditto above"
Cons: "ditto above"
Cons: "No drink or snack service. No trash pick up. No option to purchase or rent headphones"
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: "No hassle, no drama, very smooth."
Cons: "The blueberries were rather bland."
Cons: "There delay"
Pros: "Friendly people and clean plane"
Cons: "They lost my luggage, I hope it shows up shortly"
Cons: "Condition of the airplane"
Cons: "Got stuck for two hours sitting in the plane because the computer systems went down. Worst experience ever with Delta."
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: "They had good movies"
Cons: "I'm not sure if this staff is exhausted or just over there job, but they cow towed to a woman who made major complaints about the air conditioning and even gave her points to help her deal with the temperature. Strange. They were only gold stays and I'm only Platinum and didn't complain once. Oh well, that's delta, we all deal with their silence when we post anything that is unfair."
Pros: "Our stewardess in the economy cabin was probably one of the best we have ever encountered. She was very courteous and personable."
Cons: "Being scammed by the Chinese, China Southern"
Pros: "Everything from boarding, service, arrival time and deplaining was smooth"
Pros: "Our layover from Pittsburgh ended up being quite short. I was impressed that our baggage will made it on to the plane in time for take off."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "No free meals."
Cons: "The comfort seating on this aircraft was not as good as other Deltaflights. No extras or service."
Pros: "They got us from A to B without any problems."
Cons: "Efficient to the point of robotic."
Pros: "Nice staff"
Cons: "Old plane especially in first, no TV s"
Pros: "Delta is one of the best airlines I've flown with. Staff is very helpful, and customer service and amenities are tip notch."
Pros: "Excellent service"
Cons: "Plane was a bit old"
Cons: "I'm expecting more from AA. We were delayed for 2.5 hr since we didn't have a pilot !!!!!"
Cons: "Too bad you paid$$$$ and they give you pretzels"
Cons: "Poor seating and lost my bag."
Pros: "Plane was new and entertainment was free. Great service too."
Cons: "American has improved a lot"
Pros: "The seat pockets were decent, though I like when the magazines have their own designated slot behind the tray in addition to a pocket. Also good there were power outlets. I liked that they didn't skip row numbers, including 13. So if you're in row 22, for example, you know that's literally how many rows back you are."
Cons: "It took 25 minutes from when plane landed until it reached the gate. There was also apparently an issue with the auxiliary power -- the lights went out in back half of plane when we arrived at gate. I prefer having a screen behind each seat, rather than those attached to ceiling on this flight, so that the entertainment can be customized."
Cons: "Plane had no Per-seat entertainment system."
Cons: "lack of ent. options"
Pros: "Boarding process and flight crew were just fine - nothing excellent, just average. The plane was an older model, nothing special. We arrived 10 minutes early but then had to wait 20 minutes for a gate."
Cons: "They had no alcohol and no entertainment on a Transcontinental flight from IAD to LAX. Also once we landed we had to wait 20 for a gate assignment."
Pros: "Flight got to gate 15 earlier than scheduled."
Cons: "But took one hour to get gate checked bag, which was mixed in with checked bags at bagged claim."
Pros: "Comfy seats, great service, was a smooth ride"
Cons: "my entertainment system wasnt working, the headphone jack was not working at all."
Cons: "Everything was perfect"
Pros: "Good movie selection, decent food selection."
Cons: "Wifi was not free."
Pros: "Every thing."
Cons: "All good"
Cons: "no food"
Pros: "I don't know how airlines get away with all the stipulations and regualations they have in the buying process there is. Otho g I like about the scam artist they are"
Cons: "The fact they they can just make it a policy and then because the employees have to have a job and enforce it blows my mind. 200 dollar transfer fee plus the difference in the ticket when it's over two weeks in advance. You people are scam artist"
Pros: "The gate agent was able to find me another option."
Cons: "The phone agent was really bad at helping."
Cons: "They charged me for my baggaged. Said it wasnt included with the ticket"
Pros: "The movies"
Cons: "No Food"
Cons: "Internet is kinda hard to get connected to sometimes."
Pros: "Food was great and the service!!"
Cons: "Gogo inflight entertainment"
Pros: "I have been traveling several times with this airline and think they are good overall."
Cons: "Reclining chair sometime is not working."
Pros: "Great smile for all the air hostess all the time"
Cons: "Not allowed single single baggage,"
Pros: "No issues. The whole trip went well."
Cons: "The little lady sitting next to me took my seat but it just let her have the window seat because she could not speak english"
Pros: "Normally I've been on planes where the seats aren't that great! But these seats were wonderful! :) I was out like a baby!"
Cons: "I don't really like the complimentary pretzels."
Cons: "4 hr. Layover"
Pros: "comfortable seating"
Pros: "AA has been good to me--- Gold card a big help."
Cons: "The LAX concourse could at least 2 more coffee shops in addition to Starbucks.The wait was 40 minutes at Starbucks to get a cup of coffee!!! Get on the ball LAX!! We need our caffine in the morning."
Cons: "Movies was good."
Pros: "Everything overall"
Pros: "Comfort, convienience. Great service. Will fly again."
Pros: "Everything was nice and comfy"
Cons: "Nothing everything is perfect"
Pros: "Easy boarding"
Cons: "Strange kid sitting next to me"
Pros: "The crew was very helpful and kind."
Cons: "Our flight was delayed over an hour and we had a connecting flight to Vegas that we were worried we were going to miss."
Pros: "Nothing stood out"
Cons: "Nothing stood out"
Cons: "I paid $40 extra to select a seat and the seat was a middle seat and very uncomfortable and a rip off."
Pros: "The movies were great and the staff was friendly"
Pros: "The people were amazing. They were the sweetest people and were so eger to learn. I have never been so neverous. We experienced a place where I need to help the ppl of the island and hopefully make the experience better. Fijians are so generous and amazing I will be back"
Pros: "Frequent food and drink service"
Cons: "Old disgusting seats Entertainment service broken and screen didn't work"
Pros: "I liked the smooth ride, and engaging captain. We didn't hit much turbulence, even if it is uncontrollable. Takeoff and landing was smooth and put my worries about flying to rest."
Cons: "We wait to long for the connection"
Pros: "First time traveling with my service dog. It was a very pleasant experience and everything went wonderfully!"
Cons: "The Hub"
Cons: "Check in in MN was bad."
Pros: "Airplanes are newer with onboard entertainment of all sorts for both adults and kids alike. Seats are comfortable Checking in was a very quick easy process"
Cons: "Sitting on the Tarmac for 30 minutes is not acceptable no control of passengers to stay seated"
Pros: "The atention"
Cons: "The 5 hour flight was extremely full. No chance of social distancing. Did not feel safe for my family."
Pros: "Flight was delayed for 2 hours with no compensation"
Pros: "Crew was ok. Seat was ok. Unknowingly booked basic economy which was the worst. You are treated like you're nothing."
Cons: "Cancel the entire basic economy class. It's awful"
Pros: "Terrible service, rude, impatient crews. No food provided for a 5 hours flight, only basic drinks."
Cons: "Make sure transit with more comparable service throughout the journey."
Cons: "I wasn’t one of the passengers but it’s unbelievable that United was denying passengers in zone 5 to take their carry on. You can’t take what you are going to use during the flight, it is not normal. Is that a joke or what?"
Cons: "Cold air streaming from the storage bins."
Cons: "Everything. I paid for seats 7 months ago and they didn’t honor them. We sat seperate in the middle when we paid for aisle and together. No food, poor service, overbooked and almost didn’t allow us tickets at all. We were a connection from another airline. They damaged brand new luggage."
Cons: "The food was the worst. The setup was old. The staff was indifferent"
Pros: "Crew was really friendly."
Cons: "Seats are not very comfortable. The standard has decreased: leg room is reduced, and options to gain 1 or 2” of legroom, is so pricey that it feels like ‘highway robbery ‘."
Pros: "Crew was amazing, doing a good job keeping everything moving"
Cons: "Food was not good, bland"
Pros: "The food was quite good actually"
Cons: "comfort level was terrible"
Cons: "No WiFi functioning so nothing to do for five hours when you counted on having WiFi. Now I will always bring a book"
Cons: "The WiFi system is very slow"
Pros: "Crew were solid, competent"
Cons: "You could buy food, but no included meal for a six hour flight. The food for purchase was just snacks. Additional seats are very forward, uncomfortable even in Premium seats with reclining."
Pros: "Bingeworthy titles and good entertainment. Friendly crew. Decent boarding and good baggage room for carry on."
Cons: "The economy plus seating is what we usually get as economy in other international carriers. No food and just tiny tasteless small snack for a 5+ hour flight. No pillows nor blankets. It can get rough with the small pitch on economy."
Pros: "Can’t think of anything"
Cons: "The flight in was delayed so we missed our connection. They took our luggage, split our group up and refused to give us accommodation or even a tooth brush or blanket. We asked a united agent for help and she suggested we can call customers service once we get back to LA. Writing this review as we are still stuck in DC. I understand that low level employees can’t do much but at what cost does one get empathy?"
Pros: "Domestic flight from IAD to LAX was not great as usual — small space, overbooked, no food, entertainment slow. But LAX-INCHEON-MNL was GREAT! Extra space, efficient, helpful and happy crew ready to help passengers! I was surprised by this!"
Cons: "Really United? They STILL charge for inflight entertainment. Not like I could’ve used it if I wanted to because my screen turned off and on the entire flight. Not so great on a red eye. One of the crew was helpful, the rest short with all passengers."
Pros: "Boarding was smooth enough"
Cons: "I'm a disabled person, I need an aisle seat for my long legs and busted knees, but the aisle seats had about 1/3 the space for feet as the other seats. My knees were pushing into the seat in front of me. Drinks went around once about 1 hour in to the 5 hour flight, but not again after that, though they came by to collect trash 5 times. Flight crew were polite, but some clearly didn't want to be there. This is the first flight I've ever been on where I was in tears from pain, and i felt like i couldnt ask for water or even the wheelchair I needed after the flight."
Cons: "Very crowded. Seat in the back near toilet has much traffic and sitting on the aisle- much jostling. No entertainment unless you brought your own device."
Cons: "Being jostled by carts and people walking by"
Pros: "Smooth boarding process"
Pros: "Crew was friendly"
Cons: "Food limited . Wifi not free , seat was uncomfortable"
Cons: "I didn't get on it because you cancelled the first flight"
Cons: "Cabin temp was uncomfortably warm."
Pros: "Flight boarding was on time."
Cons: "It was too cold on the flight."
Pros: "Aisle seat & arriving safely"
Cons: "Maintenance on plane delayed couple hours. Luckily I had a 3 hour layover, so by the time I got to my connecting flight I was on time for boarding. Brought my own food. In flight entertainment wad only used via apps. I miss the screens behind the headrest. Not everyone has smart devices."
Pros: "Crew was friendly"
Cons: "The aircraft was super HOT and the seats were smaller than any plane i have ever been on. there was zero leg room available."
Cons: "Crowed and flight delays"
Pros: "Good selection of movies"
Cons: "Wifi was spotty"
Pros: "United Airlines abuse of the man on Sunday is shameful and I will never fly United again!"
Cons: "I don't like how they beat and dragged that poor doctor from that flight. #fireoscarmunoz #boycottunitedairlines"
Cons: "Lost our bags which we still haven't received. Seats didn't recline. Airplane wasn't stocked with enough food for the passengers. This was on top of both flights being very delayed first due to weather and then maintenance."
Pros: "I liked that the flight attendants were friendly, attentive, and smiling all the time. It made me feel welcomed. Thanks!!"
Cons: "How uncomfortable I was in the seats"
Pros: "Nothing I cuold think off"
Cons: "Too many delays, change of gates, maintenance check is too overwhelming. My Houston flight is unbelievable. We stayed were delayed for almost 5 hours . Wifi is not working"
Cons: "The terminal number on my ticket was wrong and when me and some other customers asked the flight lady what was going on she was of very little help. Not only that but she was making a personal phone call. So I had to rush to the other end and then just to find out that they didn't have enough room to put my carry on so I had to place it enbetween my legs which made for an even more uncomfortable flight. Also one of the flight attendant was particularly rude and kept saying she had to do her job in a very rude tone to the point were an older retired man told her he's worked too hard in his life time to be talked to like that. Overall the poorest plane experience I've ever had and I fly quite a bit."
Cons: "Cramped legroom"
Pros: "Boarding was a quick process"
Cons: "Lack of leg room, two hour delay, no compensation"
Pros: "Appreciated nonstop flight from OC to Dulles in under five hours"
Cons: "I did not appreciate having to await seats assignments at the gate when I paid for the tickets in May. My fiancé and I did not get to spend the flight together on the flight there. Coming back was smooth but through a different airline."
Pros: "Crew did the best they could, stayed friendly and helpful. Free DirecTV nice gesture."
Cons: "2 +hr delay boarding because of "oxygen tank service on 4 units", additional delay on Tarmac to "rebalance cargo load- luggage loaded incorrectly". Took off 5 hours late. Captain said galley was not fully loaded - row 32, no food for purchase left except 2 bags gummies bears, 1 kid box and 1 bag popcorn. And thanks for shrinking the seat space again...glad I'm only 5'6". Still ridiculous."
Pros: "flight was on time"
Cons: "Rude flight attendants uncomfortable seats zero inflight entertainment unless you wanted to pay $7.99 Having an international ticket (coming from a previous international flight) meant they put you in the LAST boarding group No overhead bin space Overbooked flight"
Pros: "Kind and caring flight attendants and pilot"
Pros: "The crew was friendly. Boarding process was the smoothest I've ever seen."
Cons: "We were delayed but I felt as if the pilot didn't inform the passengers in a timely manner. The passengers were starting to become antsy as we weren't sure why we hadn't taken off."
Cons: "Was asked to pay $25 extra for my luggage. That should have been disclosed up front on the ticket. Not happy"
Pros: "Crew was friendly"
Cons: "Too cold and no blankets when I asked."
Cons: "Treated horribly by the crew!!!"
Cons: "Maintenance delays and rerouting caused me to miss my reserved ground transit in LA... United claimed on the phone I would be reimbursed for a taxi, but changed their mind when I sent them a receipt a few days later."
Pros: "Liked everything just wanted a better seating choice"
Cons: "The middle seat"
Pros: "Great team, friendly, courteous."
Cons: "That Airline stole clothes out of the luagage"
Cons: "Terrible service, unprofessional, impractical and unreasonable airline that should never be suggested."
Pros: "I país for seat 25...$12."
Cons: "I would not FL y any more for Frontier"
Pros: "Quick simple"
Cons: "The credit card sales pitch. Too long and loud. People were trying to sleep and were rudely woken up and subjected to that !"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seating and can't be adjusted at all"
Cons: "Don't have food free inside the fly"
Pros: "Overall service"
Pros: "Nothing good, bad baggage handling experience, miss commitment. Overall it was pretty bad."
Pros: "On tome"
Cons: "They charged 40 dollars just to bring a carry on suitcase onto the plane. That's crazy expensive!"
Pros: "Happy energetic voice of pilot"
Cons: "Plane left an hour late."
Pros: "The plane was comfortable. Staff was friendly"
Cons: "There were significant delays without any notification whatsoever. If I hadn't looked on the website repeatedly I would not know of the changing departure times. No apologies or explanations were given while we all waited more than two hours."
Cons: "Delay after delay after delay"
Pros: "The price"
Cons: "The hour and a half boarding delay"
Cons: "this company does not respect the customer. For both flights delay of more than 6 hours."
Pros: "Nothing, I hate flying frontier"
Cons: "Complete inattention to detail, awful customer service"
Cons: "2 hours on tarmac. Yuck."
Cons: "Long delay in Denver boarding, due to, we were told, plane coming from Cancun, immigration delay, and weights and balances mechanism malfunction."
Cons: "Lost my bag, enough said"
Pros: "I'd rather take a shower at auschwitz than fly frontier again"
Cons: "Everything. Literally everything"
Pros: "I didn't die."
Cons: "Terrible service. Massive delays. Will not use this airline again."
Cons: "I received travel updates from other websites before I heard from Frontier. The boarding pass kiosk was broken so I couldn't print my boarding pass when I arrived, and there was no one working the desk."
Pros: "Nothing I got stuck at Denver airport for 23 hours. From 11pm until 10pm the next night was when they offered me to fly back home."
Cons: "Really no care for the passengers."
Cons: "Same as above"
Cons: "No entertainment and you have to pay for a soda. Really"
Pros: "Everything went well -- no frills - but a GREAT price!"
Pros: "That we eventually arrived"
Cons: "That we arrived 3.5 hours after we were supposed to"
Pros: "Once I found out I have to for everything from carry on to water there was nothing to like about booking on Frontier."
Pros: "overall it was good."
Cons: "I HATE the bag fees"
Pros: "Great company, good service, no complaints"
Cons: "You have to pay for food"
Cons: "They charge $40 for carry on luggage!!? They don't tell you before only when you are ready to board!!!"
Pros: "Ariving safely at my destinations"
Cons: "Price gouging .. sneaky tactics...what no snacks or water! OK snacks maybe... but water really?"
Cons: "There were too many added costs. In the end it is more expensive to fly Frontier than other airlines. The pricing is deceiving."
Cons: "No free soft drinks.."
Pros: "I like lower charges on changing bags"
Cons: "Luggage took 45 minutes to arrive"
Cons: "It was unfair to Charged us $90 for the carry on"
Pros: "Arrived early"
Pros: "I liked that it was boarding was fast and courteous and professional."
Cons: "that I had to pay $40.00 for a small bag that I had to check it in."
Pros: "Got us there ahead of schedule."
Cons: "Pack them in like sardines."
Airlines flying from Washington Dulles Intl to California 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 from Washington Dulles Intl to California
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Washington Dulles Intl to California
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Washington Dulles Intl to California
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Washington Dulles Intl to California
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