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Cheap flight deals to San Francisco

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13:45 - 14:35LHR-SFO
32h 50m1 stop
16:20 - 15:35SFO-LHR
15h 15m1 stop
£378TAP AIR PORTUGAL
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Fri, 19 Apr - Sat, 27 Apr
13:45 - 14:35LHR-SFO
32h 50m1 stop
16:20 - 15:35SFO-LHR
15h 15m1 stop
£387TAP AIR PORTUGAL
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Fri, 19 Apr - Sat, 27 Apr
12:00 - 20:46LGW-SFO
16h 46m1 stop
11:40 - 10:00SFO-LGW
14h 20m1 stop
£388Virgin Atlantic
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Tue, 16 Apr - Tue, 23 Apr
06:30 - 12:40LHR-SFO
14h 10m1 stop
12:35 - 06:55SFO-LHR
10h 20mdirect
£400Lufthansa
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Tue, 16 Apr - Thu, 25 Apr
06:30 - 13:35LHR-SFO
14h 05m1 stop
18:35 - 12:00SFO-LHR
10h 25mdirect
£401Lufthansa
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Tue, 12 Mar - Sun, 17 Mar
15:15 - 19:35LHR-SFO
11h 20mdirect
21:45 - 15:15SFO-LHR
10h 30mdirect
£401British Airways
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Mon, 11 Mar - Tue, 26 Mar
12:00 - 20:46LGW-SFO
16h 46m1 stop
08:45 - 10:00SFO-LGW
17h 15m1 stop
£404Virgin Atlantic
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Tue, 16 Apr - Thu, 25 Apr
11:05 - 14:15LHR-SFO
11h 10mdirect
21:45 - 15:15SFO-LHR
10h 30mdirect
£427British Airways
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Sat, 9 Mar - Tue, 12 Mar
09:55 - 13:00LHR-SFO
11h 05mdirect
13:01 - 10:20SFO-LHR
13h 19m1 stop
£433Finnair
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Wed, 10 Apr - Fri, 26 Apr
09:55 - 13:00LHR-SFO
11h 05mdirect
15:02 - 12:50SFO-LHR
13h 48m1 stop
£434Finnair
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Flights to San Francisco - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights to San Francisco to help you find the cheapest flights, the best time to fly and much more.

What is the cheapest flight to San Francisco?

These are the best prices found by users searching on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
Based on KAYAK searches from the last 72 hours, if you fly from London, you should have a good chance of getting the best deal to San Francisco as it was the cheapest place to fly from. Prices were found for as low as £184 one-way and £297 for a return flight. Also in the last 72 hours, the most popular connection to San Francisco was from London and the lowest price for a return flight was £378.

What is the cheapest day to fly to San Francisco?

The average price of all flights to San Francisco clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
Based on KAYAK data, the cheapest day to fly to San Francisco is Wednesday where tickets can be as cheap as £506. On the other hand, the most expensive day to fly is Saturday, where prices are £539 on average.

What is the cheapest month to fly to San Francisco?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights to San Francisco, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the median of all values for each month.
The cheapest month for flights to San Francisco is February, where tickets cost £452 on average for one-way flights. On the other hand, the most expensive months are July and August, where the average cost of tickets from the United Kingdom is £742 and £727 respectively. For return trips, the best month to travel is February with an average price of £387.

What is the cheapest time of day to fly to San Francisco?

The average price for all flights to San Francisco depending on the time of departure, clicked by users on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks.
The cheapest time of day to fly to San Francisco is generally in the afternoon, when flights cost £484 on average. The most expensive time of day to fly to San Francisco is generally at night, which is peak travel time and where the average cost of a ticket is £515.

What is a good deal for flights to San Francisco?

If you’re looking for cheap airfare to San Francisco, 25% of our users found tickets to San Francisco for the following prices or less: From London Heathrow Airport £477 one-way - £448 return.

How far in advance should I book a flight to San Francisco?

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights to San Francisco, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the average of all the values for each month.
To get a below average price, you should book around 2 weeks before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 42 days before departure.

Which airlines fly to San Francisco?

Airlines flying the most to San Francisco from United Kingdom are British Airways, United Airlines and Virgin Atlantic. See the amount of flights per week for popular airlines flying to San Francisco.

Which airline offers the most flights to San Francisco?

Of the 10 airlines that fly to San Francisco, United Airlines offers the most flights, with around 1,376 per week, followed by Alaska Airlines with 734 flights per week.

How long is the flight to San Francisco?

The duration of your flight to San Francisco depends on your departure and arrival airports. Obviously any flights that include a layover will also be longer. The most popular routes to San Francisco on KAYAK are from Manchester, which takes 13h 50m, Edinburgh, which takes 14h 10m, and London, which takes 19h 38m.

How many direct flights to San Francisco are there each day?

There are around 8 direct flights from within United Kingdom to San Francisco every day. Most flights depart in the afternoon, with 13:00 the most common departure time and 60% of flights departing in the afternoon.

How many direct flights to San Francisco are there each week?

Each week there are around 52 direct flights from within United Kingdom to San Francisco. The most common day for departures is Tuesday, with 15% of flights taking off on this day.

How many long-haul flights are there to San Francisco each week?

Each week there are around 674 long-haul flights (6-12 hour flight duration), 1,465 medium-haul (3-6 hour flight duration) and 1,876 short-haul (up to 3 hour flight duration) flights to San Francisco. The most long-haul flights depart from Taipei City Taiwan Taoyuan Intl Airport.

How many cities have direct flights to San Francisco?

From the United Kingdom, there are direct flights to San Francisco from 1 city. This city is London and there are 52 direct flights each week.

Good to know - Cheap tickets to San Francisco

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January

High season

July

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Flight from London Gatwick Airport to San Francisco

When to book flights to San Francisco

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel to San Francisco based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
Estimated return price
KAYAK looks at all historical flight data for each date to provide a predicted price for one-way trips or returns with a duration up to 40 days. The information is for flights to San Francisco based on your location. While we try to provide actual minimum prices for each date, some prices are predictions and actual prices may differ.

FAQs - booking San Francisco flights

  • Can I fly direct from the UK to San Francisco?

    You can fly direct from London to San Francisco when you fly with British Airways from London Heathrow. Direct flights to San Francisco are also available from Heathrow with Lufthansa, United Airlines, Austrian Airlines, and Brussels Airlines, among others. When you fly from other London airports, or from other locations in the UK, your journey will usually involve one layover.

  • Can I lower my carbon footprint on flights to San Francisco?

    You can lower your emissions by around 34% when you fly from London Heathrow to San Francisco with American Airlines. This route includes one stopover in Philadelphia and takes just over 16h. You can also lower your carbon emissions when you fly from Manchester Airport with Virgin Atlantic. This route involves one stopover in Amsterdam and takes around 17h 30min. Low carbon routes also usually cost slightly more than direct flights.

  • Do I need a visa to fly to San Francisco?

    UK travellers on flights to San Francisco must have the correct visa before they travel. If you are entering the United States as a tourist, you will need to apply for an ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation) from the US State Department.

  • Is it possible to hire a car at San Francisco International Airport?

    All the car hire companies at San Francisco International Airport are located at one central. Take the AirTrain Blue Line from the airport terminals to the Rental Car Centre where you can collect your car.

  • What hotels are near San Francisco International Airport?

    La Quinta Inn & Suites San Francisco Airport West is nearly 2 miles from San Francisco International Airport and has a 24-hour reception and a free shuttle bus for airport transfers. A slightly more luxurious option, also with free shuttle, is The Westin San Francisco Airport which is only a mile from the airport.

  • Are there shower facilities at San Francisco International Airport?

    There are private shower rooms for rent pre-security in the international terminal near Gate G for you to freshen up after your flight to San Francisco. No problem if you don’t have soap and shampoo, you can buy travel-size bath and toiletry products when you pay for your shower room.

  • What car parking facilities are available at San Francisco International Airport?

    Car parks exist at every terminal and are either paid hourly or are available for long-term stay. It is possible to pay for parking using cash or credit card, when you leave the parking space after your flight to San Francisco.

  • What is the cheapest flight to San Francisco?

    Based on KAYAK searches from the last 72 hours, if you fly from London, you should have a good chance of getting the best deal to San Francisco as it was the cheapest place to fly from. Prices were found for as low as £184 one-way and £297 for a return flight. Also in the last 72 hours, the most popular connection to San Francisco was from London and the lowest price for a return flight was £378.

  • How far is San Francisco from central San Francisco?

    You’ll need to travel 12 miles to reach the San Francisco city centre from San Francisco.

  • What is the name of San Francisco’s airport?

    All flights to San Francisco land at San Francisco. The airport code is SFO,and it can also be referred to as San Francisco or San Francisco Intl.

  • How much is a flight to San Francisco?

    On average, a flight to San Francisco costs £518. The cheapest price found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks cost £262 and departed from London Gatwick Airport.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights to San Francisco?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights to San Francisco.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket to San Francisco?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to San Francisco is likely to change within 7 days, so travellers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights to San Francisco?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional round-trip ticket. You could then fly to San Francisco with an airline and back with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight to San Francisco?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to San Francisco up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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Top tips for finding cheap flights to San Francisco

  • Enter your preferred departure airport and travel dates into the search form above to unlock the latest San Francisco flight deals.
  • Want to check in with work before you catch a connecting flight? Business travellers on flights to San Francisco Airport can make use of the airport workstations that are situated throughout the terminals. These workstations offer a comfortable seat at a desk with a personal power outlet for charging devices.
  • Looking for a little extra help at the airport? Passengers flying to San Francisco can make use of the airport’s Butler service, which includes a meet and greet for elderly travellers, assistance for non-English speakers, and help if your flight is cancelled or delayed.
  • If you’re travelling with kids and plan to hire a car from San Francisco Airport, you can rent a kids' car seat from the Airport Travel Agency. The Agency is located in the main International Terminal before security, so arriving passengers can use it too and is open from the early morning into the late evening.
  • If you are booking flights to San Francisco, be sure to look at flights to San Francisco International Airport and Oakland International Airport, both of which are located in the San Francisco area. While most of the larger airlines fly into San Francisco International Airport, some airlines (such as British Airways) also fly from the UK into Oakland International. Other airlines (such as Norwegian) only fly into Oakland, but it is worth having a look to compare the prices.
  • Stressed about flying – look no further than San Francisco International Airport’s ‘Wag Brigade’. This Brigade consists of dogs (and now a pig) – brought in by the San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals – that wander around the terminals with their handlers to bring calm and happiness to nervous travellers. The animals, selected specifically for their temperament and suitability for airports, wear vests with the words “Pet Me!” written on them so you know who they are.
  • If you have a layover for four hours or more after your flight to San Francisco, take advantage of the time to venture into San Francisco and the Peninsula Bay area. This can be done easily on public transport – catching the BART train from the airport to, for example, Montgomery Street Station, will take you to Chinatown, the historic heart of San Francisco and Northbeach which, with its Italian influence, has a mixture of jazz clubs, galleries, restaurants and gelato shops. The trip will take you 30 minutes one way and tickets can be purchased at the station.
  • Fancy pampering yourself while you wait for your next flight, XpresSpa services, which exist at all terminals, are the perfect places to go. These spas offer treatments such as manicures, pedicures, massages and facials – a perfect way to treat yourself in between flights or before you head into the city.
  • For families travelling with kids there are a range of activities to keep them happy while in between flights. There are play areas in T2 and T3 or you can visit the Aviation Museum and Library which is free of charge and contains exhibitions about the history of air transport and the development of commercial flights. For children (and adults) who love aviation – this is a good place to spend some time.
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Prefer to fly direct to San Francisco?

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Direct departures

United Kingdom to San Francisco

Monday

ANA, Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, +76 more

ANA, Aer Lingus, +77 more

Tuesday

ANA, Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, +75 more

ANA, Aer Lingus, +76 more

Wednesday

ANA, Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, +76 more

ANA, Aer Lingus, +77 more

Thursday

ANA, Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, +79 more

ANA, Aer Lingus, +80 more

Friday

ANA, Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, +75 more

ANA, Aer Lingus, +76 more

Saturday

ANA, Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, +78 more

ANA, Aer Lingus, +79 more

Sunday

ANA, Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, +79 more

ANA, Aer Lingus, +80 more

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Direct returns

San Francisco to United Kingdom

Monday

ANA, Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, +76 more

ANA, Aer Lingus, +77 more

Tuesday

ANA, Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, +75 more

ANA, Aer Lingus, +76 more

Wednesday

ANA, Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, +76 more

ANA, Aer Lingus, +77 more

Thursday

ANA, Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, +79 more

ANA, Aer Lingus, +80 more

Friday

ANA, Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, +75 more

ANA, Aer Lingus, +76 more

Saturday

ANA, Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, +78 more

ANA, Aer Lingus, +79 more

Sunday

ANA, Aer Lingus, Aeromexico, +79 more

ANA, Aer Lingus, +80 more

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Top 5 airlines flying to San Francisco

Need help choosing which airline to fly with to San Francisco? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to KAYAK reviews.
7.7
Virgin AtlanticOverall score based on 769 reviews
72food
78overall
74comfort
79boarding
84crew
77entertainment
Airline reviews

We flew Upper Class from London to The Turks and Caicos. Check in was amazing. Our ldriver too us directly to a special entrance to terminal 3. It took 10 minutes to check in and clear customs. Amazing! The VA lounge is large and comfortable. Boarding the flight was easy and without a wait. The crew was excellent. But the seats were awful, strange and uncomfortable. Having a comfortable flat bed seat is the reason we pays 1000s extra. The VA 787 uses a reverse herringbone configuration. Look it up. You have your back to the window and are facing the aisle with no privacy. Turning the seat into a bed requires assistance from the crew so not very spontaneous. . The food was ok. A bit tasteless and meager portions. Had to pay for WiFi. I believe VA has other configuration on their dream airbus flights. Lots of stuff about all this on YouTube where you can see what I have been describing. I can not recommend taking VA on a long flight with these seats.

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We flew Upper Class from London to The Turks and Caicos. Check in was amazing. Our ldriver too us directly to a special entrance to terminal 3. It took 10 minutes to check in and clear customs. Amazing! The VA lounge is large and comfortable. Boarding the flight was easy and without a wait. The crew was excellent. But the seats were awful, strange and uncomfortable. Having a comfortable flat bed seat is the reason we pays 1000s extra. The VA 787 uses a reverse herringbone configuration. Look it up. You have your back to the window and are facing the aisle with no privacy. Turning the seat into a bed requires assistance from the crew so not very spontaneous. . The food was ok. A bit tasteless and meager portions. Had to pay for WiFi. I believe VA has other configuration on their dream airbus flights. Lots of stuff about all this on YouTube where you can see what I have been describing. I can not recommend taking VA on a long flight with these seats.

From the start everything was perfectly fine. First meal was fantastic. Breakfast needs a lot of work and food was overcooked and not very nice for breakfast. Staff were fantastic friendly nice they came round and check we need anything else to eat or drink

From the start everything was perfectly fine. First meal was fantastic. Breakfast needs a lot of work and food was overcooked and not very nice for breakfast. Staff for a fantastic friendly nice we came round and check we need anything else to eat or drink

From the start everything was perfectly fine. First meeting was fantastic. Breakfast needs a lot of work and food was overcooked and not very nice for breakfast.

Tai-City to Atlanta :Lots of legroom on the flight. No interaction from the staff at all on the plane. They only attended to the First Class passengers. There was no entertainment. Security I was body scanned even though I hadn't set off an alarm, my father-in-law in his 80s, was stopped and subjected to a through body search, told that they would have to place their hands in intimate places. There were several border guards present, and as we walked off we could hear the TWA officer talk about the procedure as if he was training. My father-in-law was a little upset about the whole process. A kind explanation that training was taking place would have been more acceptable, and it felt dehumanizing to him. Atlanta to London: Check in was difficult we had been unable to do this online for 2 of the family members on the same booking both in their mid to late-80s. No seats had been allocated for them and we were all travelling Premium Economy. After several phone calls to the booking agent and conversations with Delta staff at TriCites airport, we were told that seats would be allocated at the gate in Atlanta. When we arrived at Atlanta, and spoke to a member of the boarding staff at the gate, he was curt and repeated back exactly what we had just told him, that only one of us was checked in. I explained that we had been unable to check-in online for the 2 family members (I had tried twice). He again repeated back that we needed to check-in. As we were in transit, I was at a loss at what he wanted us to do, but he kept repeating that we needed to do this. I asked where we should do this. No answer. In fact all he did throughout was look at his screen. He told us that there were no seats in Premium Economy, and that he could offer my parents-in-law 'two seats at the back'. I asked if he meant at the back of Premium Economy, and he replied, 'No, at the back of the plane'. At this point, myself and my father-in-law pointed out that they had paid for Premium Economy tickets and expected seats there. He never took his eyes off the screen once. Then he hit a button and it printed out two boarding passes for my parents-in-law. The seats were directly across from my seat. He had gone from saying there were no seats to somehow finding two together. No explanation, no eye contact, nothing. The flight: As we boarded, our first introduction to the flight was the stewardess at the entrance addressing a passenger with an annoyed and loud voice about a bag that belonged to them. That was not promising. The seats were good, and so were all the accessories. The food, etc.: we had flown with Virgin on our outward journey and I could not fault it. The service and food was excellent, the stewards very helpful, offering additional drinks and snacks. The toilets were more accessible than Delta, which were in the economy area and were told in no uncertain terms that we should not use the First Class toilets, even though they were much closer to our section of the plane. We had a menu for both flights, yet when I asked for the chicken dish on Delta, I was told that there was none left and that there was another chicken dish with mashed potatoes and that 'it was fine'. This was almost pushed on me before I could answer. I was sitting 3 rows from the front of the section, so I was surprised that they had already run out. I repeated that I would like the chicken dish on the menu, and asked whether she would be able to get one from her colleague who was serving in the other aisle. The stewardess replied 'No, that's not how it works!' It always has on previous flights, so I was a bit confused. I accepted that I would have to opt for the pasta option (no choice), but was a little perturbed by her response. Minutes later she returns and hands me the chicken dish I had originally asked for. I had already started eating the other one, but was told curtly that I could have both. This was the same stewardess who was shouting at a passenger as we boarded the plane. The food was very poor in the end, nowhere near as good as Virgin's. Unlike Virgin, there was no starter, no bread roll, just a main and a brownie served in a cardboard container. Virgin had provided real china and glass. Unlike Virgin, they did not return to ask if we wanted more drinks, and there was no tea or coffee served after the meal. The breakfast that was served later was equally poor and inedible, apart from the fruit. At the time, the stewardess, a different one, completely walked past my mother-in-law and did not offer her a hot drink. Both my parents-in-law are in their mid to late 80s, they have been world travellers in their time and had decided that this would be the last flight that they ever take. They have health problems, including memory issues. I feel that overall the journey back to London was pretty unpleasant for them especially, and that they were treated badly, especially by the ground staff. We have lived on two continents and are used to long haul flights, and I have to say that this is up there in the worst flight category. Bearing in mind that we had paid extra money expecting comfort and additional attention, it was extremely disappointing. I would fly Virgin again, but never Delta. The two flights were incomparable.

Lots of legroom on the flight. No interaction from the staff at all on the plane. They only attended to the First Class passengers. There was no entertainment. Security I was body scanned even though I hadn't set off an alarm, my father-in-law in his 80s, was stopped and subjected to a through body search, told that they would have to place their hands in intimate places. There were several border guards present, and as we walked off we could hear the TWA officer talk about the procedure as if he was training. My father-in-law was a little upset about the whole process. A kind explanation would have been more acceptable, and it felt dehumanizing to him.

Needed a 6 hour lay over in Atlanta. How can this be avoided ?

Security area in terminal 3 needs to be made much nicer. Less claustrophobic and use of glass and big ceilings wouldhelp

Staff was friendly. Food was so-so. The economy seats are probably some of the most uncomfortable I’ve ever sat in. The headrest kept falling down which has happened multiple times before on Virgin.

i saved my points for more than 10 years in anticipation of treating myself to an upper class fight to and from london on virgin atlantic. i was shocked to find what you consider “upper class” on the dreamliner. it was, at best, a mediocre business class accommodation. it was tight and not that comfortable, with nearly no personal storage. everything was cramped and just generally disappointing. once i lucked into a 1st class upgrade to europe on lufthansa - a magical experience that found me reluctant to sleep, lest i deprive myself the joy of their setup. i expected something similar from virgin atlantic, but i could not have been more wrong. it will be the same arrangement on my flight home, but at least i know what (not) to expect. to be clear, this is only in reaction to the physical accommodations. your people were, and always are fantastic.

I’m very disappointed, to fly into an airplane for 10 straight hours, and not having a TV even though when I put the ticket I was told that I will have entertainment for the TV. Very disappointed.

Very rude hostess. She embarrassed me in front of others. I went to sit after taking off in a different sit in the same economic cabin. Was the area where doors are. She come to me very laud and said: go back to your sit those sit are more expensive.wow! No diplomacy. Flight was super full except 3 of those sit. The only person in that row later during the flight occupied all sit laying down!. Once more disappointed at American Airlines. Early flight they lost my luggages for 4 days. Never refund money for replacement for some of essential items purchased..when I booked the flight I thought was Finlandair. I

The crew was very good, excellent, they help me with my needs.! Food was not that good.

Everything was quite easy from boarding to landing - the staff was great and service was excellent too!

Flights are standard. But being over 3 hours late is too much.

In-flight entertainment was. It working for the entire 12 hour flight! Unbelievable! At least provide free wi-fi so people could use their phones.

The flight was surprisingly good, especially given initial experience. BA app is horrible as is their customer service. Online check in was a horrendous experience and when I phoned their customer service number, the live agent with whom I spoke was rude and dismissive. She did helpfully inform me that their IT people were working on a known problem related to online checkin. However, once she delivered that information, she curtly ended the call before I could suggest that since BA was aware of this, it should be posted on the app and online. I grudgingly flew BA this time - have avoided them for years because of past similar serial bad experiences. While this flight was fine, I’ll return to avoiding them in the future given the hassle experienced and rude personnel.

Boarding was a shambles, with no proper line or queue and multiple groups joining at the same time. Overhead space was limited. Seat spacing (width) is not generous. My neighbour was invading my space, before he even spilt his drinks over me (twice!) as he struggled to contain his meal on the table. The main meal was very poor. Choice was simply chicken / turkey - the crew didn't know exactly which - or vegetarian. The chicken meal was really poor quality - uninspiring and tasteless; and very little offering of drinks. Half the crew were friendly, half really need to cheer up.

My flight was on American Airlines, AA, through Finnair.. What I didn't like was that I couldn't get seat assigment until 48 hours in advance. I also was not given my AA Confirmation number. I called Finnair. They were very very helpful!

Even though we had an airline approved car seat they insisted it was too large to fit in the plane. This same car seat has traveled to 18 different countries on at least 12 different airlines, including our initial flight on the smaller of the two aircraft used for our round trip travel. When we attempted to push the issue we were told to either check the seat or we could just stay in Helsinki (our layover location). The reasoning was because the flight was full, even though we occupied all 3 seats on our side of the plane/row. The the flight attendant then had the nerve to come back and make a smart comment about how the 2 year old was just as safe sitting in his seat alone (complete BS, because anyone who has ever tried to get a 2 yr old to sit still without a seat for 2+ hrs knows it is not going to happen).

All went fine. Boarding was efficient, staff was really friendly, and we were kept up to date on any changes to our itinerary. My only note for improvement is that on this particular plane, the recline in economy class was negligible. I know it's a coach seat, but I had another UA flight (SFO to BWI) and the seat was more comfortable with better recline.

Really good experience with a redeye flight from SFO to BWI. Boarding was efficient, plane was comfortable and newer than others, lots of audio and video choices, and staff was great. I appreciate United's service.

United airline kept delaying our flight back to Phoenix for 8 hours before they cancelled it! If they know that we are not flying out for whatever the reason is, why did they keep lying to us for hours. We could find another flight earlier or even find a hotel with a shuttle. But cancellation at about midnight was not fun. We stayed in the airport all night till the following morning when we bought an Alaska tickets to go back to Phoenix. Total of 14 hours in the airport.

Poor seating comfort, seat cushion too thin, very uncomfortable. My luggage didi not make the flight due to equipment change. At least. United had it delivered the next day. I was without my toilet items for one day.

My experience is based on one crew member. I had found my seat and sat down but there was a gentleman to claimed to the flight attendant I was in his seat. She then came to me and curtly said, "I need your ticket!" No hi, no excuse me may I see your boarding pass? NOTHING! I was taken aback by her attitude and she repeated herself, "your ticket?!?!" I calmly responded with ok, here you go. Only to discover the gentleman was looking at the wrong boarding pass. She gave me back my ticket with no apology. She then was curt with another man who was putting his coat in the overhead bin, already helped by another flight attendant who said it was fine. She realizes it's ok and then asks him if he drinks. The look on the man's face was priceless. She said she was going to comp him drinks. He gets offered a comp drink for a coat as well as an apology, and I got no apology.

Liked Seat space in Premium Plus Disliked delay, poor management of boarding groups, missed meal at landing.

Flight cancelled because of the grounded 737s. United was good about it and got us onto a later Alaska Airlines flight to Oakland (not San Francisco as originally intended). Had to go through security again and my wife dropped her MacBook Pro, which broke, a $2,500 whoopsie. But we made it home.

temperature, temperature, temperature. it was hot as balls and everyone around me was complaining and constantly adjusting their vents

Delays, excuses, delays, and more delays. This company is BROKEN.

Horrible. Delayed on both planes several times. No attempt to fix it

Crew was rowdy and loud just hanging out in the rear of the plane instead of assisting passengers during boarding. During the flight the crew mostly hung out in the rear of the plane being obnoxious to a point of disturbance.

United flight from Frankfurt to Istanbul is on Lufthanza and United could neither provide a boarding pass or Lufthanza code to get a boarding pass. Very poor connection ability in Frankfurt and much frustration with the connection.

Need more time for connecting flights in Munich Food seems worse now on Lufthansa Very uncomfortable seats

Good with last minute upgrade Clt to Munich comfortable. Wish same offer had been there Mumbai to Munich

Excellent service by united air staff. Very helpful, understanding and do friendly.

+ Clean, modern plane. - Despite the cabin had only 50% occupancy I was cramped in a row with 2 other people. Almost all other rows had only 1 person. I would have expected the airline to offer assistance other than a flight attendant to tell people in the back of the plane to find available seats. Next time I will not purchase an upgraded seat and hope I get my personal row for free.

Overall experience is good with boarding and food. There was no entertainment provided on a leg that made it bit harder.

Better flight than mum to Frankfurt. But food was very mediocre.

Got auestioned multiple times by gate agents. They ran out of chicken for the first meal. Slept pretty good on it and had good entertainment.

Very bad, never get this flight again and crew was worst and are rude especially one bald guy was not helpful and there was an other German guy who was bit helpful. Lufthansa owners should look into this matter seriously and food was not good as well

Pre flight food options were not working and made the flight not enjoyable. Post experiences of British airways have been positive, but this is enough to stop me using British airways again

Flight cancelled and i was rebooked on delta. Delta business class is not the same as British

Boarding could be smoother. But the flight crew was excellence. Very professional, friendly and helpful.

Everything was fine except my screen wasn’t working and I was unable to watch any movies or TV. Staff tried 3 times to reboot it, without success.

Positive boarding experience, easy access to seat with plenty of luggage space

Truly felt "taken care of". Will definitely fly British Airways again.

The crew were great. The comfort and food was terrible, worst I have experienced in recent times and I fly a lot. It was like a refrigerator in the back and even with 4 blankets could not get comfortable. Seats are very tight and with the electronic box under the aisle seats, there was no legroom. BA did a bait and switch on the price, lowballing the price and then requiring add ons, like paying for a checked bag. While common on domestic flights, I have never had to pay for the first bag flying intercontinentally. Also, no “choice “ of seating at check in. There was not a single other free option. I could pay to choose a seat in the same row. I have never had this happen either.usually, at check in, you have a choice (I.e. free) on other airlines of what is not occupied in your section. I will never never fly BA again. Too bad, since the crew were some of the best with the best attitudes I have experienced.

The aircraft was Airbus with plenty of space for carry on bags

It was good but it got bad when they cancelled my flight to rochester and couldn’t get me in any flight even for the next day they said i will be a standby.

Well, no matter how you cut it, being crammed into economy class seats with little room or freedom to move isn't going to be enjoyable. The airline did a great job getting me there, I have no complaints about the service, and the food was above average airline food.

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