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Cheap Flights From Minneapolis, Minnesota (MSP) To San Francisco, California (SFO)

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Fares from Minneapolis, MN (MSP)
$268 RT to
San Francisco, CA (SFO)
Airline(s)
Frontier
Seats:
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Adv. Purchase:
23 Days
Available:
Wed & Sat
Travel Starting:
Saturday, 20 September 2014
More Details:
Lowest fare found for travel within the next 30 days.
Last Updated:
Thursday, 28 August 2014
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$297 RT Non-Stop Flights. No min. stay. Fare can be bought one-way for half the... (Sun Country Airlines) See all details »
  • Airline(s):
    Sun Country Airlines
  • Seats are:
    Seats Are Not Available On All Flights Or All Dates Of Travel. You May Need To Have Flexible Travel Dates To Find This Fare. Fares For Travel On Holidays May Be Higher.
  • Advance Purchase:
    14 Days
  • Available for travel:
    Tue/Wed
  • Travel ending:
    Wednesday, December 17, 2014
  • More Details:
    Non-Stop Flights, No Min. Stay, Fare Can Be Bought One-way For Half The Lowest Roundtrip Price, No Peak Holiday Travel At This Price
  • Last Updated:
    Thursday, August 28, 2014
  • Our Notes:
    When we checked, we found seats at this price departing SEP 16 and returning SEP 24. There are other dates available as well. CheapAir charges a $9.95 ...morebooking fee.
$314 RT No min. stay. Fare can be bought one-way for half the lowest roundtrip ... (Southwest) See all details »
  • Airline(s):
    Southwest
  • Seats are:
    Seats Are Not Available On All Flights Or All Dates Of Travel. You May Need To Have Flexible Travel Dates To Find This Fare. Fares For Travel On Holidays May Be Higher.
  • Advance Purchase:
    14 Days
  • Available for travel:
    Tue/Wed
  • Travel ending:
    Wednesday, December 17, 2014
  • More Details:
    No Min. Stay, Fare Can Be Bought One-way For Half The Lowest Roundtrip Price, No Peak Holiday Travel At This Price
  • Last Updated:
    Thursday, August 28, 2014
  • Our Notes:
    When we checked, we found seats at this price departing SEP 10 and returning SEP 17. There are other dates available as well. This is a fare from Southwest ...more- visit Southwest.com to find this fare. Other airlines often match Southwest sales, so search other sites to find the best option.

Reviews for Minneapolis to San Francisco (MSP-SFO)

based on 8 reviews
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    Planes still crowded; still, comparatively, a good experience

    by cchristinfld on April 29, 2011

    Flight from Minneapolis to San Francisco

    Airline:
    Delta
    RT/OW
    Round Trip
    Number of Stops:
    No stops
    Date of Flight:
    April 2011
    Seat Class:
    economy

    I have no quarrel with the airline. But it's all I can do to keep my mouth shut when TSA violates my privacy. In the San Francisco airport (it was a red eye) *everyone* was herded through the x-ray machine. I always travel with a $20 bill in jeans pocket, ever since being left without a penny after my wallet was stolen from my purse. That set off the machine and as a result I had to lift my shirt while an agent ran her hand around the inside of my waist band. In front of everyone.

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    This is how to run a airline

    by bird763 on April 21, 2011

    Flight from Minneapolis to San Francisco

    Airline:
    Frontier
    RT/OW
    Round Trip
    Number of Stops:
    1 stop in Denver, Colorado
    Date of Flight:
    April 2011
    Seat Class:
    economy

    The flight left on time, but when the plane left the terminal the pilot informed us that we would have to be deiced before take off. He said it would take about 20 minutes. A half hour later, he came back with the information that since the airline only had 1 truck available, it would take about another half hour. When we got to Denver, 1 hour late, we ran to get our connection, about 2 blocks away. We got to the gate and was informed that the flight would be another hour later. Finally arrived in San Francisco 2 hours late for our connection to our reserved shuttle.

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    MSP to SFO, via MIL with a 3 hour lay-over BAAAAAAAD!!!!!!

    by ljstens2541 on October 21, 2010

    Flight from Minneapolis to San Francisco

    Airline:
    AirTran
    RT/OW
    Round Trip
    Number of Stops:
    1 stop in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Date of Flight:
    October 2010
    Seat Class:
    economy

    I certainly hope Air-Tran will have more direct flights after the merger goes through. A connecting flight even though out of the way might be tolerable. Add a three hour lay-over and you have the recipe for bad travel day.

    JS

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    No Problems With United

    by robert123 on September 16, 2010

    Flight from Minneapolis to San Francisco

    Airline:
    United
    RT/OW
    Round Trip
    Number of Stops:
    No stops
    Date of Flight:
    September 2010
    Seat Class:
    economy

    Both legs of our (wife and me) round-trip were flawless (economy seating). In fact, the return leg (MSP to SFO) departed a few minutes early and arrived almost 30 minutes early. No problems with pre-printing boarding passes, stowing our carry-on luggage, or with the flights themselves. United flight attendants were professional, pleasant and cooperative. They even allowed my wife and me to move to an empty row on our return flight so that we had more room to spread out, occupying the window and aisle seats with the center seat empty. Only complaint is that their fee to cancel and re-book a ticket when the fare dropped $75 per passenger (potential $150 savings for two travelers) is exorbitant and not worth it unless the fare drops over $100 per passenger, which it will rarely do.

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    Overbooked, overbooked, overbooked, overbooked

    by Last_Minute on August 11, 2010

    Flight from Minneapolis to San Francisco

    Airline:
    Delta
    RT/OW
    Round Trip
    Number of Stops:
    No stops
    Date of Flight:
    August 2010
    Seat Class:
    economy

    The real trouble was before the flight. I had checked in online the evening before my scheduled flight. I had 1 suitcase to check. I reached the airport with only 35 minutes before departure so that was my fault.

    I went immediately to the counter below the "Bag Drop" sign. The computer terminals all said "Check In". I had already done that. Unfortunately the "Bag Drop" counter was also a check-in counter. The only two agents at the counter were dealing with two parties who were checking in for their flights. One agent finished with one party and abruptly walked away from the counter and didn't return. By the time I reached a computer terminal and realized that I could get a luggage tag printed, the terminal instructed me to see an agent. The only agent was busy.

    After waiting for 20 minutes to check a bag, I

    knew I would not make my flight and finally was able to see the only remaining agent who put me on stand-by for the next flight. She said there were 3 more flights that day and all 3 flights were overbooked. The best that could be said is that the agent did not charge me the usual rebooking fee.

    After going through security, I slowly went to the gate; the gate was the same for both the flight that I missed and the next flight to my destination. At least 30 minutes after its scheduled departure my scheduled flight was still at the gate waiting for connecting international passengers. This flight, too, was overbooked.

    Eventually I got the last available seat on the next flight. The flight itself was not remarkable, but I do have complaints. Boarding was delayed 25 minutes. The 757-200 had jacks for headphones but had no audio entertainment. My seat would not remain fully upright; it slowly partially reclined.

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    long flight

    by maresch on June 3, 2010

    Flight from Minneapolis to San Francisco

    Airline:
    AirTran
    RT/OW
    Round Trip
    Number of Stops:
    1 stop in Atlanta, Georgia
    Date of Flight:
    February 2010
    Seat Class:
    economy

    Good experience, except the routing through Atlanta. It made it seem like the longest flight ever. NICE TO GET A CHEAP FLIGHT AT THE VERY LAST MINUTE.

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    Good service, on time, uncomfortable seats

    by acct0914 on June 2, 2010

    Flight from Minneapolis to San Francisco

    Airline:
    United
    RT/OW
    Round Trip
    Number of Stops:
    No stops
    Date of Flight:
    May 2010
    Seat Class:
    economy

    Everything service-related was "good"; however, the seats were particularly uncomfortable...making this non-stop flight feel like it took forever. Also, drinks were offered, but no small snacks (unlike Delta, Southwest, etc).

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    Never flying Frontier again!

    by samuelme on June 1, 2010

    Flight from Minneapolis to San Francisco

    Airline:
    Frontier
    RT/OW
    Round Trip
    Number of Stops:
    1 stop in Denver, Colorado
    Date of Flight:
    May 2010
    Seat Class:
    economy

    This was the first and only round-trip flight I've taken with Frontier--compared to what I've experienced with other airlines, it was terrible! I sat in the row in front of an exit row so my seat didn't recline, the flight staff was rude and overbearing (including standing next to me and staring at my phone until she was sure it was off--I am an adult, I think you can trust me to follow rules!). I find the practice of having individual TVs and charging lower-paying customers $6 for an hour of TV (they swipe a card for higher-paying customers) very strange and alienating--I'd rather be in first class with all those amenities or not; I'd prefer to sit a few rows behind someone with free snacks and free TV than to sit right next to them.

    Frontier IS an entirely different animal, but not an innovative or efficient one.

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$522 Flight from Minneapolis/St. Paul to SFO (MSP-SFO) Thu, Jun 5 - Wed, Jun 11 US Airways
$532 Flight from Minneapolis/St. Paul to SFO (MSP-SFO) Thu, Jun 5 - Thu, Jun 12 US Airways
$564 Flight from Minneapolis/St. Paul to SFO (MSP-SFO) Fri, Jun 6 - Sat, Jun 7 US Airways
$564 Flight from Minneapolis/St. Paul to SFO (MSP-SFO) Fri, Jun 6 - Sat, Jun 7 American Airlines
$564 Flight from Minneapolis/St. Paul to SFO (MSP-SFO) Thu, Jun 5 - Tue, Jun 10 US Airways
$564 Flight from Minneapolis/St. Paul to SFO (MSP-SFO) Thu, Jun 5 - Mon, Jun 9 American Airlines
$564 Flight from Minneapolis/St. Paul to SFO (MSP-SFO) Thu, Jun 5 - Fri, Jun 6 American Airlines
$564 Flight from Minneapolis/St. Paul to SFO (MSP-SFO) Thu, Jun 5 - Mon, Jun 9 US Airways
$564 Flight from Minneapolis/St. Paul to SFO (MSP-SFO) Thu, Jun 5 - Fri, Jun 6 US Airways
$604 Flight from Minneapolis/St. Paul to SFO (MSP-SFO) Thu, Jun 5 - Mon, Jun 16 US Airways
There are approximately 246 flights covering the route from St Paul International Airport in Minneapolis to San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, provided by as many as 8 airlines.

The following airlines sometimes offer nonstop cheap flights from Minneapolis to San Francisco:

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As an alternative to flying from Minneapolis, you may also want to try searching for cheap flights from Rochester (RST).
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