There was no entertainment and there was only a snack for "food." But as it was a two-hour flight, no more was to be expected.
Pros: "Snacks and entertainment were great and the flight was timely"
Cons: "Everything was great"
Cons: "Delayed for hours on runway"
Pros: "Kosher snacks! Thank you! Very safe and controlled Covid procedures. Made me feel safe."
Pros: "Flight was Good"
Cons: "checked baggage was damaged"
Cons: "More cramped seats than Southwest."
Cons: "Old plane with no video screens or room. Boo!"
Cons: "The most courteous staff - on ground, in air, and at destination!"
Pros: "Easy, fast, simple. Not crowded."
Pros: "Yes, the crew was helpful and patient. The food and drinks were good."
Cons: "Clarity in the PA system could be better. Too much background noise."
Pros: "Everything. Always an excellent and professional experience."
Pros: "Good crew. Ample legroom."
Cons: "Plane was delayed by more than an hour."
Cons: "I had no idea there was a gate change in Atlanta but I’m sure that’s out of your control."
Cons: "Connecting flight to as delayed. And my dad was not able to get on the plane."
Pros: "Everything but the plane The crew and gate staff were well trained and professional. Very impressive the way they smoothly guided us into and out of the plane. Especially their handling of a few snafus. Well done!"
Cons: "The plane was older and not as nice as the one from ROA to ATL. That said it was still better than the puddle jumper jets used by United and US Air."
Pros: "Very bad crew. Seats very uncomfortable"
Cons: "Crew could have been better"
Pros: "Good boarding process. Friendly flight attendants."
Cons: "Its a long, long flight so can't really complain too much. Overall, it was a good flight."
Pros: "Crew was great, flight was smooth considering the weather"
Cons: "1/2 hour delay"
Pros: "I’m always pleased with our delta flights to and from Atlanta. Our flight was on time, the comfort plus seats are comfy enough, and the flights are quick and easy."
Cons: "Everything was great on our flight."
Pros: "Overall Service!!!!"
Cons: "People Should Use The Overhead Bins Next To Their Seats, "Not Someone Else's", Thank You Very Much"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Cramped not much leg room"
Pros: "Everything went smoothly"
Pros: "I’ve been very pleased with our travel via Delta. The comfort + option is just perfect for my husband and I. Seats are comfy, plenty of leg room, dedicated overhead bins, and wonderful employees."
Cons: "It’s very hard to hear the flight attendants and pilots announcements. There was a loud buzzing that overwhelmed the voices."
Cons: "Took 20 min on the run way before deplaning at the gate. Luggage took 15 minutes to come. No entertainment."
Cons: "My daughter was booked on this itinerary and was finishing her last leg of journey. Complete ticket was booked thru Delta Airlines. Her flight from Amsterdam to New York today operated by KLM, was delayed by few minutes. And Delta flight from JFK to Cleveland DL4084 was preponed by airlines. Result was my daughter was not allowed to board the aircraft. Worst was yet to come. Your staff at the gate offered her a flight to Cleveland for next day at 3:30 pm??? Means around 24 hours later. Is this how you behave with a girl of 19 years, asking her to stay at the airport. She was refused Hotel and Lounge stay by your team!!! Is this what you call customer services??? Obscene services is what I would like to term it as!!! My daughter asked them to give this is writing, which was refused to her. Why are your people scared to put it in writing if everything that you are doing is right by the Law??? I was left with no other option but to book her on American Airlines flight today departing at 9 pm to ensure that little girl doesn’t have to spend close to 24 hours at airport by paying $423. Who is going to bear the loss of money and mental torture that your team has given to me and my daughter???? I shall be awaiting your response as to what do you have to say to this pathetic attitude of your team. Rajesh Mendiratta Sent from my iPhone Rajesh"
Pros: "Boarding was quick and professional. The crew were professional and friendly."
Cons: "No entertainment system. The cabin was cramped and the food/snake was forgettable."
Pros: "No waits, front desk personnel were helpful about baggage accommodations. Clear communications."
Cons: "No issues."
Pros: "Crew was courteous, I asked for a blanket and a banana (I saw some being passed to delta select (?) passengers), and got both, no one snapped at me like on an earlier flight.5"
Cons: "The flight was 3.5 hrs late. (Had it been on time, I would have missed it entirely though because Atlanta airport passport control was complete chaos, I heard the airport wa closed earlier for weather related reasons). Enough said."
Cons: "The child behind me kicking my seat"
Pros: "Courteous and professional staff"
Pros: "They did take care of the situation in a timely manner and switched my flight were I made it in my time line . Switched to American from Atl. to Houston"
Cons: "Was informed the flight delay due to equipment ,"
Pros: "Got to destination safely and on time"
Cons: "Rude flight attendant, tight seats"
Pros: "The flight was barely half full so we were able to spread out and I was able to enjoy an exit row seat with no neighbors."
Cons: "The seats are still narrow even in comfort class and I’m 5’11” 175lbs so by no means overweight."
Pros: "Delta siempre excelente servicio al cliente."
Pros: "Traveling mid day and on Tuesday.....it’s my new favorite!"
Cons: "Flight attendant late arriving to his job causing a 30 minute delay in boarding. Desk staff at airport seemed more interested in their own conversations than helping passengers . Fight attendants seemed uninterested in their jobs and lacked warmth. 45 minutes late arriving in Kansas City no announcements from captain"
Pros: "Boarding, checking in etc. The usual stuff, nothign spectacular."
Cons: "Seats are getting too crowded!"
Cons: "Again, not enough leg room. Also, our luggage did not make the connecting flight and we didn't get our bags unit the next morniing - late."
Pros: "Crew smiling at the end of the flight."
Cons: "Cheap coffee (although it says Starbucks, I have tried better)."
Pros: "Boarding was smooth and fast. The crew was helpful with a wheelchair passenger, and get everybody else on board soon after. We depart the gate a couple of minutes early, and arrived almost half an hour early."
Cons: "The first class seat were not much more spacious than the comfort+ ones. Choice of snacks were limited as it was a short regional flight. No overhead or seat back entertainment, but you can stream from the media server through in flight wifi."
Pros: "The Delta planes on both legs were comfortable and the crew very pleasant."
Cons: "The check in lines were chaotic and I had already checked in online. I just needed to drop off my baggage, so to save time due to my early flight I paid more for the curbside check-in."
Pros: "Gate agents kept us very informed and provided snacks."
Cons: "2-hour long delay"
Cons: "Delayed 2.5 hours"
Cons: "The WORST experience of my life. My flight was delayed 12 hours overnight due to "weather" and since it was reportedly because of uncontrollable weather delta didn't have to do anything for me so I slept in the JFK airport overnight, they wouldn't even give a $59 pass to their sky miles club for the afternoon. It felt like an easy excuse so they wouldn't have to do anything since there were other airlines still flying out of JFK and to go CLE before my rescheduled flight which makes me believe it wasn't all weather. Since the flight was delayed 12 hours instead of being cancelled they wouldn't let me switch to a different airline either. Then, in the morning when it was rescheduled to it was again delayed because they first couldn't find a captain and then couldn't find a fort mate. We finally took off and arrived in Cleveland only to wait another 30 minutes for a gate and a ground crew that they couldn't find. I will never fly delta again."
Pros: "On Time"
Cons: "Seating in ecomony class is very tight, restricting, and uncomfortable."
Pros: "The flight attendants made the safety briefing extremely lively and personal, a wonderful break from the normal tedious process. The rest of the flight was quiet, uneventful, and pleasant in part due to their good nature. I cannot have gluten or soy, and I was brought a complimentary bag of potato chips that were gluten free - the one and only time this has happened! I hope to fly with this crew again someday."
Too much delay at every step of the travel. Even after landing, had to stay at tarmac for a long time due to unavailable gate. Overall a bad experience of 3.5 Hr delay for one Hr flight. Families with children and mask were struggling to be there.
Perfect perfect perfect 👍
Cons: "Delayed for an hour and a half because of a flat tire"
Pros: "Flight was short."
Cons: "Everything else"
Cons: "more room, better boarding procedure, on time take off"
Pros: "Crew was good"
Cons: "Plan was in poor condition and needs updated and cleaned"
Pros: "Entertainment was good and flight was clean"
Cons: "AC was broke took long time to get ac on we all sweat to death on the plan as it was broke and portable starter didn't work so they had to get a 2nd one. Then stewart on plan says American just doesn't have good maintenance on there equipment that is a red flag for sure."
Cons: "AA seats are very small and narrow. The reclining part was uncomfortable. I prefer legroom and comfort at Delta Airlines."
Cons: "We made thru customs and rescreening and still 18 minutes early. The gate agent literally closed the gate right I front of us. Argued that they closed the flight. AA closed the gate 8 minutes above the minimum 10 minute gate close requirement. We missed our flight and there was no announcement."
Pros: "Everything was great!"
Cons: "They need more space and better food"
Cons: "Economy cabin is not meant for anyone over 6' tall. Worst seats I have experienced on any airline. My knees were jammed against the seat on front of me the entire flight. The seats lacked cushion. My legs became numb 20 minutes into the flight. The most uncomfortable flight I have ever experienced."
Pros: "One of our fellow passengers was willing to change seats so my wife and I could sit together."
Cons: "I'm not a fan of American's Basic Economy, where they nickel-and-dime for every little thing. Choosing seats while checking in online does not cost the airline any more than assigning them, so charging for the privilege of choosing your seat is simply a money grab."
Pros: "Crew was kind!"
Cons: "Seats bigger"
Pros: "nice flight attendant"
Cons: "had to board and squeeze into a bus to ride out to the plane. Had to stand for a really long time waiting for all passengers to gert on bus"
Pros: "Crew was good"
Cons: "They moved us to 6 different gates and took us off a plane due to computer problems."
Pros: "Crew was nice and flight enjoyable"
Pros: "The entertainment was good. A lot of things to choose from."
Cons: "The boarding took too long"
Pros: "It was a quick flight! The crew was nice & the landing went smothly!"
Cons: "It was a full plane!"
Pros: "Our flight attendant was delightful. Nothing special with a flight, as long as its was on time."
Pros: "Legroom was great!"
Pros: "The staff was very helpful in assisting nearby patrons, attentive to the people with disabilities, and carried through smoothly."
Cons: "Few staff people were clearly having an off day and seemed very unfriendly and crabby, especially obvious when almost everyone else was so friendly and attentive. Makes them stick out like a sore thumb."
Cons: "Plane was delayed 1.5 hours. Rental Car reservation was at a location 30 miles from the airport, not the airport rental location. Had to transfer reservations which cost an extra $30..."
Pros: "It was a very good fight"
Cons: "I didn't like the fact that the gate kept on changed 3-4 times and that it was delayed for an hour"
Pros: "This was a horrendous experience."
Cons: "I've had flights canceled before, but clearly American Airlines/ JFK is not equipped to manage. American Airlines online hung up on me after 24 minutes of being on hold. I waited in line for 2 hours to get on another flight home and the attendant first suggested to fly me to Charlotte then Cleveland where I would arrive a day late after I'd been traveling with my elderly parents for 24 hours. Additionally, once we changed flights and had to go to Newark, it took an hour to print (yes, print) our new itineraries for United and then when the cab should have arrived immediately, we waited 45 minutes. I was displeased."
Cons: "American Airlines flying out of DCA is highly disorganized. I will look to fly to Washington-Dulles next time, or just avoid American Airlines altogether."
Pros: "I had a weapon to check and found that one of the case locks had been broken. With only minutes to spare a Huntsville TSA bag checker donated a personal padlock so I could make my flight. 5 stars."
Cons: "Monotonal flight orientation. Follow a Southwest Airlines model and add some vigor!"
Pros: "Said it all above"
Cons: "Said it all above"
Pros: "Can't think of anything at this time"
Cons: "Bought this ticket as gift for my grandson. His departing flight was 4 hours late! Therefore the people picking him up in L.A. Had to pick him up after midnight instead of 8pm. Airline wouldn't try to get him a seat on another airline to help the situation. Thought I was booking this on Alaskan airline but turns out they used American. Will never use this sight again. Going to book directly with actual airline next time"
Pros: "Everything was fine---smooth flight, no problems until after landing."
Cons: "We waited 45 minutes on the tarmac for a gate before we could deplane."
Pros: "Nice people good plane ride -- no problems."
Pros: "Staff was nice."
Cons: "Again boarding and unboarding was very slow."
Cons: "multiple delays from American airline in Madrid and Chicago, not giving me good alternative, not owning the issue, multiple flight chnages"
Pros: "I must say the in-flight crew, 2 gents and 1 lady for the first class were so friendly and ..... Happy!!!!"
Cons: "It's cold in Ohio"
Pros: "They checked my carry on"
Cons: "Seemed unprepared my movie screen nonfunctional"
Pros: "Ontime working airplane with good crew"
Cons: "Setting is crowed especially when person in front reclins entertainment does not support many android and no kindle device"
Cons: "delayed so long we missed our connection"
Pros: "Like I said before the crews were on time. The seats were comfortable and big enough. Everyone on the crew were very nice and made sure we were informed of procedures."
Cons: "There is nothing I can say negative."
Pros: "Friendly-on time-love the charlotte airport"
Pros: "Snacks were good. Staff was nice and accommodating."
Cons: "Plane was old and uncomfortable. Part of the paneling in the wall wasn't lined up and looked like it was cracked and loose. Dear pocket back was falling off and my tray table was cracked and leaned towards one direction."
Pros: "Fares were great"
Cons: "No update for upcoming travel arrangements"
Pros: "Everything was great. Slept the entire flight."
Pros: "The stewardess was professional and engaging; very helpful."
Cons: "I would have liked to watch a movie, and I don't believe there were any monitors."
Cons: "Didn't take this flight"
Seating less than desirable, multiple seats on the plane open w no option to change
Cons: "The gate changed twice and the plane was a little cramped and not full. A smaller more spacious plane would have been more comfortable experience."
Cons: "Flight was delayed & cancelled. Unable to rebooked until evening of next day. Was easier to rent a car & drive home"
Cons: "We had to deplane due to a 2+ hour delay for an air conditioning maintenance problem. For the 50 minute flight I would have rather gotten to Cleveland on time without air conditioning."
Pros: "Timely departure and arrival!!"
Cons: "Immigration at O'Hare was good and speedy, transfer from another era (long lines for shuttles, cumbersome drive to other terminal, long security lines). Will try to avoid layovers there in future if possible. UA plane was ridiculously tight after the Swiss Air experience."
Pros: "Bad service Unfriendly crew"
Cons: "Considerate staff and crew."
Cons: "My flight on Monday night was delayed til Tuesday morning, at the last minute, defeating the whole purpose of my trip"
Pros: "Ease of changing flights same day"
Cons: "Not having to change my entire reservation I had to go through a totally different airport that I was unfamiliar and got to my destination 4 hours later than original plain"
Pros: "Comfort was great"
Cons: "Mu flight got delayed...but that wasn't in anyone's control so...."
Pros: "This was a horrible experience from the onsite until the landing."
Cons: "Better communication from the beginning and feedback about what was actually going on would have been helpful."
Cons: "Very smooth and comfortable flight."
Cons: "Horrible, no entertainment, no food on a long flight, and even though we paid extra for comfort seating ours were more cramped than those around us. Reminded us of why we haven't flown United for years"
Pros: "Wi-Fi with free entertainment on wireless devices, drink service"
Cons: "Cramped seats, pretzels were kind of bland"
Pros: "Crew really polite and nice"
Cons: "Good flight"
Cons: "Due to a previous mishap with my departure flight booked through wasn’t able to use this flight because I had to purchase an entirely new flight through a different airlines. KayakDid nothing to remedy this matter"
Cons: "Couldn’t control the temperature. It was freezing then burning up."
Pros: "Nothing, to be honest."
Cons: "Terrible boarding process (boarding groups one and two together for the first time, so even though we were group two priority, we did not get on until the middle of three and no overhead bin space left). There was no snack/beverage service. We did get a tiny bag of pretzels and were supposed to get either water or juice, but we never saw a beverage. Also, my seat's entertainment did not work. The worst was the HORRIBLE TINY ECON SEATS!!! Unless you are a child or a small woman/man, I would avoid this flight if at all possible. I have never been so uncomfortable on a flight, and I fly a dozen times a year for the last 25 years."
Pros: "The flight attendant from HSV to ORD was really funny! I don’t know if it was planned or intentional but he definitely had everyone’s attention!"
Pros: "All fine except entertainment"
Cons: "Entertainment didn’t work."
Pros: "Free DirecTV due to broken wifi"
Cons: "Plane was roasting even after turning down, seat pitch is now smallest I've had (their app lied)"
Cons: "flight was late, sat on the cramped little plane for nearly an hour without AC; plane seemed in disrepair"
Pros: "Again, the staff & assistance received were extremely pleasant & professional from the rebooking process & the boarding & deboarding process to the luggage retrieval were excellent. I could not have made this trip without all their help."
Cons: "These planes are so small & the seating is so tight that it makes the trip very uncomfortable especially for someone with special needs who might no be able to afford the extra expenses."
Pros: "Nice plane"
Cons: "Hour plus late departing as attendants did not show up to work on time. No coffee brewed on 7:30 AM flight. Probably because of crews late arrival"
Pros: "Smooth, on time service"
Cons: "Hate Dish instead of on demand, paid $15 for wifi and it didn't work for the entire flight. No power plugs past row 22"
Pros: "Quick, smooth flight"
Cons: "Delayed twice - ostensibly because gate not available, but I was in gate area and could see that the gate was not occupied. More candidness would have been appreciated. Insufficient charging stations in United gate area in Newark. Lots of folks wanting to charge phones and other electronics, but only one charging kiosk for hundreds of folks waiting to board two flights."
Pros: "Flight attendants were very courteous and professional. And things ran very smoothly. My only very minor issue was regarding the captain. First of all, he got us there safe and sound with very little turbulence and on time; however, usually on those cross-country flights, the captain often announces interesting geographical features as we fly over them. That didn't happen and I missed it. Well, I was a geography major and I am a teacher, so from my perspective, it seemed like a missed opportunity."
Pros: "short duration"
Cons: "So short that somehow I didn't get a cup of water..I know they started to serve it but maybe they missed our row, maybe turbulence ended service by then.. I don't know why but I was overheated and very thirsty."
Pros: "I missed my flight with Spirit airlines due to their extremely slow and unfriendly service I booked a flight through Kayak on the spot, it was easy and prompt and the Kayak employee was knowledgeable Thank you"
Pros: "Wasn't thrown off"
Cons: "Another delayed flight with United"
Pros: "The woman who helped me check in"
Cons: "The horribly uncomfortable seat and crowded conditions plus it was really hot as we waited to take off and as we got off."
Pros: "Friendly staff. More leg room on United express"
Cons: "Snack options not good. Wi-Fi connection not good for United app and the free movies didn't work."
Cons: "She ddle from one gate to other horrible...having to go out into the cold wet weather...waiting for a elevator...not good"
Pros: "I don't like the small planes United uses."
Pros: "First id like to say i got a cheaper rate on Kayak then i did on United Airlines website savings over 100 dollars. Id also like to say thank you for hooking me up with economy plus seats that include outlets to charge your devices. A+ in my book i even got an exit rox on my way home all to myself! Definitely will be using Kayak in the future."
Cons: "The United Airlines staff inside O'Hare. All but one were very rude to me for no reason. Maybe thats just a Chicago thing to have an attitude with everyone but im pretty sure it was just these 2 individuals."
Pros: "The flight itself was fine. Check in at the airport with United was terrible. The United agent on duty (Sandra Mcelroy) was rude, slow to process us, extremely inattentive. She either didn't know how to or was unwilling to verify our infant in arms' ticket, check our baggage, or receive a cash payment for our checked bags after she sent us to the kiosk for a third time. She never greeted us and only addressed us when absolutely necessary but had plenty of time to talk with her coworkers. It took nearly an hour for her to process our check in. She actually made another customer cry."
Cons: "I had a flight from Los Angeles to Cleveland with a stop in Chicago on December 29, 2016; however, both flights were delayed. I am contacting customer care for compensation due to a severe delay for the departure and arrival for my flight from Chicago to Cleveland (Flight 786). I also wanted to report a very disappointing experience with the representatives at 1-800-864-8331. I was supposed to arrive at Cleveland, OH (CLE) on December 29, 2016 by 7:30 PM. However, it was closer to 11:20 PM when we finally arrived. The flight was delayed over an hour for departure when they announced the plane was not even ready and present at the gate. Due to this delay, we were not able to land on Cleveland, OH (CLE) because of snow on the runway. We circled Cleveland for roughly 40 minutes and then got redirected to the Detroit. We would've avoided the snow if the flight departed on time since the snow did not hit Cleveland until the delayed flight was airborne. We then landed in Detroit and spent another hour and a half in Detroit. At this time, I called the representatives at United and requested a refund. The representative completely understood my situation and said I would be refunded the full amount to my original payment method. She also assured me that I did not need a case number and that other representatives would be able to look up this information through my confirmation number. This was not the case when I contacted United again to see the progress on the refund. They said there were no annotations and that they could not provide a refund. They advised me that the previous representative had lied to me. While the flight experience caused me to miss the rehearsal dinner and bachelor party for a close friend I served with in the Army and almost caused me to miss the wedding, I feel very cheated and trashed for being lied to by your employees regarding my refund and its validity. This experience has left a very bad taste regarding United Airline's integrity and values."
Pros: "My mother was the one that flew. But after intense interrogation she divulged that the planes were on time and employees pleasant. Nothing stood out good or bad. Just the way a flight should be, in my opinion."
Pros: "Advised at outset that flight might be a bit bumpy so prepared us and no drink service. I just slept."
Cons: "Delayed flight missed connection and had to a different flight then a two hour bus ride. Delaying my day by 6 hours. Also the gate changed without any announcement or communication via email or text by the airline."
Cons: "The plane was late, the gate was changed after being brought to the first gate by wheelchair, the plane interior did not smell fresh. It had an unpleasant lavatory smell."
Pros: "Long day flying already. Many flights to CLE were delayed, but ours was cancelled. The staff was kind enough to get my mom a seat on another flight that day, which was good as she was out of medication after traveling two weeks. 3 of us had to fly standby. The staff said we would automatically be added to the next flight's standby list if we ddin't make it. That was bad information - it didn't happen."
Cons: "Disapointed with the service and lack of accommodation after our flight was cancelled."
Pros: "The price was great, you accomodated my service dog and everything was on time and smooth. All in all, great experience. And i have passed out from fear of flying before, so this says something!!"
Cons: "It took a while to board and the crew on my first flight was not informed of my service animal. They wanted her to go in her bag but they left me alone after i explained and there was no issue on the return flight. I also think a complimentary snack on a 5hr flight is a good idea and can go a log way..."
Pros: "It wasn't over crowded."
Cons: "When arriving to the airport it was a bit confusing first finding where to get our connecting flight, that may have been an airport problem. But once we got to the right gate our plane was cancel or re-gated/scheduled three times. We had to walk all over the airport with less and less time to spare to make our flight out. When asking for direction or where to go we could never get a straight answer, it seem as if no one knew where to send us. I felt if I was being herded and hustled on getting a flight home, I had no choice in the matter of getting my flight out. If it wasn't for another passenger flying on the same plane we may have missed our flight all together because she was getting alerts on her phone for changes or updates. Once on the flight the air-condition was linking on one of our seat and we were first told to put a blanket over our head until take off, then we saw some empty seats so we asked to move. Once arriving at Cleveland airport we only discover our luggage had not arrived yet, not only did it not arrive we were told it had not yet left London Hethrow Airport and we would maybe get it in 24 hours. This was a problem because some of our personals we needed were in that luggage and we just had to make due and wait and see. We got our luggage the next day only for me to notice my lock was not on my luggage I do not know if this was taken off or I mistakenly left it off but I really do not think I did but I will check with the hotel to see if I left it there. I have always liked United but this really made me think on who to plan my next trip with later this year. And certainly will do my best to avoid coming through New Jersey. :("
Pros: "Crew was excellent, flight attendant welcomed us with a big smile and helped us with priority boarding with infant."
Cons: "Being a small regional aircraft it was missing on board wifi or entartainment."
Pros: "The plane didn't crash"
Cons: "I was originally scheduled to fly to Cleveland from LGA at 8:30PM. At 12:30PM I got a text from United informing me that my flight had been cancelled. My only rebooking option on the same day was a 9:45PM flight out of Newark. Newark is significantly farther away from my apartment (2 hours vs. 30 minutes) but I took it because it was my only option. After a 2+ hour trip to Newark and going through a disastrous check-in process I found out my flight was delayed until 10:30, then 11, then 11:41. Hardly any real announcements were made until the end when the gate agent stopped hiding. No apologies were made and wasn't even offered water for the inconvenience."
Cons: "I was late to Cleveland. Thank you.... not."
Pros: "The crew were excellent. They made up for the hassle of changing terminals at the last minute."
Cons: "When all of the passengers and crew are at the listed gate well before boarding and the gate is changed to a different terminal it adds a lot of stress to the situation. To the crews credit they did not let it effect their professional attitude. I was highly impressed by the employees of the airline to keep things on time and positive. Overall that made the difference between being a bad experience and becoming one of the best flight experiences I have had in years. This flight crew should be considered an example of how to treat customers well."
Cons: "Delayed in Sacramento due to weather which is understandable. However, my connecting flight in San Francisco left 8 minutes early causing me to miss the flight. It was the last flight out for the night.... Had to sleep at the airport for 5 hours until another flight in the morning. My flight in the morning caused me to have a middle seat, which was very uncomfortable for the next 5 hours."
Pros: "The price was right and the flight was direct"
Cons: "Overhead is always a huge hassle. Airlines should just stop offering overhead storage to make embarkation/disembarkation much faster."
Flight was late at boarding and, once it took off and landed, crew team was not at the gate on time. We had to wait again over 20 minutes to park the airplane at the gate.
The flight was on time and the pilot was speedy! We actually got into Cleveland about 1/2 hour earlier than the manifest indicated! Our flight crew was very accommodating and funny - they helped put the entire cabin at ease as there were many small children who were anxious/fidgety and so were their parents. The flight was without problems all the way around. Thanks Frontier!
Worst airline I’ve ever flown with, they will never get my business again.
Our flight was delayed multiple times and communication was very poor as to what the issues were or when we would get home. Were in the airport for 12 hours with no weather issues just issues with flight crew availability. Don’t understand why so many flights can be booked if this is a continuous issue?
Cons: "The seats are super uncomfortable. Imagine sitting on high school bleachers for hours at a time with no where to go and stretch. The tray table is no no bigger than my cell phone so what exactly am I supposed to do with it? They no longer offer any in flight drinks due to covid but they can SELL you a water! Water should always be given for free. What if there is a medical emergency and that individual doesn't have money??? What!! Sell water but not give it out. Please. Its all a trap to get more of my money. The plane was packed full despite covid. So they can't run the drink cart but they can pack the flight to capacity. None of this even made sense. I already dread flying but all of these little inconveniences make it even less bearable."
Pros: "The crew was awesome. My fiance and I did want to be traveling, but kind of had to for a family emergency. He is immunocompromised and high risk for COVID so when we noticed that someone purchased the empty seat in our row (even though half of the plane was open, come on now) we asked to switch to an empty row and the crew member assisted us without any hesitation. Granted, we were not picky and gladly sat in any empty row they gave us. Beggar's cant be choosers! Over all, another great experience with Frontier. Be nice and keep your mask on -- they are flight attendants, not adult daycare workers."
Pros: "Great prices!"
Cons: "Spread people out before boarding"
Pros: "It got the job done"
Cons: "We were delayed about 45 minutes, which happens, I’m fine with that. I did not like that there was zero communication about it. Up until the scheduled takeoff they still hadn’t told us it would be delayed and nothing else was updated either to indicated a delay."
Pros: "The flight was great. The customer service over the phone and online was pretty bad. I had long holds on the phone and my itinerary got changed, which I then had to PAY the fix."
Cons: "Easier to navigate website, and be more clear about what you will be charged for."
Pros: "Birding was on time"
Pros: "The price of the flight."
Cons: "I did jot like paying for coffee that tasted like instant and had to use powdered creamer. Yuck"
Pros: "Great fight attendants"
Pros: "Attendant courtesy excellent"
Cons: "$45 each way for checked luggage is ridiculous, as is having to pay for coffee. Southwest has equally great service without the added cost."
Pros: "I boarded relatively quickly, but that was about the nicest thing about it."
Cons: "Well, the tray tables were about 5in x 8in and didn't slide forward, rendering it useless for basically anything. A laptop wouldn't fit anyway, but since it didn't slide out, the screen would have been tilted too far forward to properly see it as it was up against the seat and it was too unstable not to also hold my laptop while I sat there. With significantly less leg room than I've previously experienced on an economy class flight, laying down on the tray table to sleep was also impossible. When I first got on the plane, the air conditioner started and rather than feeling comfortable and less sweaty and gross, I just began to smell stale air that I was almost convinced was carbon monoxide as I was flying from Seattle and there had been smoke all around Washington due to forest fires. It was horribly uncomfortable and annoying even for sitting in coach. And I wasn't on an older or smaller airplane where I'd expect a little less concern for comfort, it seemed like it was very modern and it was a very large place. Leg room could have easily been increased by losing one to two rows of seats (seats that would most likely be empty anyway I might add). Airplanes tend not to be the most comfortable mode of travel anyway, but I would say this was the worst one."
Pros: "Once we started boarding and were on the plane all personnel were very accommodating and got us to our destination quickly."
Cons: "The amount of delays. The departure and arrival times was a major reason I flew with Frontier to begin with, so without that I have little incentive to fly with Frontier in the future. At the check-in counter it seemed unorganized. The automated check-in machines were not working properly and customers were not helped in an orderly line when I had to check-in at the counter."
Pros: "Flight departed on time and landed ahead of schedule. Entertainment is not provided, and food is for purchase only."
Cons: "Lines were long at boarding; seats in aircraft are fixed, which makes a red-eye flight a bit tougher."
Pros: "Simple check in and boarding process albeit a poor process for boarding"
Cons: "With no first class or priority seating, it makes no sense to board the plane from front to back. It creates a jam of people just standing around waiting for those in front. The flight itself was fine, seats don't mean back at all, leg room is minimal and they don't fill in emergency row seats unless you pay $50 for them. Other airlines require they are filled before they fly. This particular flight was very, very warm and stuffy. The air that was blowing from above us was warm/hot the entire flight. Most of the passengers were sniffling and/or coughing by the end of the flight just because of the heat. Maybe it's a ploy to make people buy their overpriced beverages..."
Cons: "Flight attendant didn't take the time to read the entire certification label on our child's car seat. As a result she made me gate check it (no cost at least)...trying to keep a 2 year old in a seat for 3 hours with a lap belt that doesn't fit tightly doesn't seem like the best option. After we landed and I retrieved the seat, I spoke with the attendant and respectfully pointed out that it was in fact certified for aircraft. She apologized and accepted the feedback."
Pros: "We took off and landed on time. The support staff was friendly. The airport in Orlando was a God awful mess so no matter what airline you were flying today out of Orlando, it would have been enough to make a priest swear We missed our flight but were rescheduled in a very timely matter by very pleasant Frontier staff."
Cons: "I absolutely hate all the fees for this and that. I started flying in the days of stewardesses who dressed up (not that a give a fig about that really) and meals were included. It's really difficult to come to terms with being charged for water. I made a mistake when booking and had a checked bag outbound and then a carry on returning which should have been a checked bag. I played hell trying to get this matter straightened around a few days before and then again while I was checking in for the flight. I finally requested to speak with someone higher up the food chain, and she managed to make things right in short order. Of course, there was no $5 refund. Why did it take 20 minutes of time to do this? In order to save us both from this type of thing in the future, I will avoid booking with Frontier. I think one has to be more organized than I to do things with a no frills airline."
Pros: "The crew and personnel were great!"
Cons: "Don't like the additional carry on fee, had 3 hour plane trouble and had to deboard and wait (which I know things happen but at least could of gave complimentary drink or snack to passengers/children)"
Cons: "There was no available seating at the gate. So we had to sit in the food court are (50 feet away) while only fifty feet away we heard no overhead announcements about our plane being seated. We did here every other airlines boarding announcement. Non from frontier. So we missed our flight, and had to reschedule. Thanks for the survey though."
Cons: "Crew never approached us to ask us if we needed anything and most just sat, talked amongst themselves and kept to themselves the entire flight. Seamed disinterested. Crew on incoming flight, 1115 were the worst ever! Female Flight Attendent verbally ridiculed a passenger to the other attendents who was a bigger husky man who was having a difficult time closing his seat belt. Very unprofessional and I will not use your airline again. Another Male Flight Attendant would not wait a few swconds for a passenger to gather his trash, got disgusted, made some type of remark and just turned and walked away. Never returned."
Cons: "I was unable to return home with the purchased round trip package. Other airlines were able to get people home, but Frontier didn't have it together. I had to book a train to get home (2000 miles!!!!). Also, payless car rental was really pushy on upselling us to a higher price AND there were engine problems with the car... then.. called be several days after the drop off to tell me they didn't know where the car was..... Perhaps this wouldn't have been so bad if my family had been traveling for vacation purposes; not for a funeral..."
Pros: "Despite the hour we spent waiting on the tarmac for a gate to open, my flight to Denver, out of Cleveland, actually took place. I had a seat and everything!"
Cons: "I had a direct flight on Wednesday, the 21st of December, from Denver to Cleveland via Frontier. We arrived on time, checked our bags, and were given tickets that did not include seat assignments. Frontier oversold our flight by more than 30 seats! We were told that we might be able to make it home on Christmas if we flew Frontier, or we could make our own arrangements and Frontier would reimburse us up to $400. So, we wound up flying Delta from Denver to Minnneapolis, and then Minneapolis to Detroit, and then renting a car from Detroit to Cleveland. That got us home at about midnight, and cost us more than $600. It was the cheapest option available."
Cons: "They "down sized" the plane because the original plane had 15 extra seats. This downsized left 35+ passengers with out seats. I checked in the day before, checked in my luggage and they say anything to me about not having a seat until I reached the ticket agent during boarding process. RIDICULOUS! Then sent us to customer service where finding a new flight was not an option. So I ended up booking a different flight (on my own) with a new airlines and Frontier will only reimburse $400 which does not cover the cost of the flight. AND they Don't know where my bag is!! NOT a happy customer!"
Pros: "They'll rebook a canceled flight through a more competent airline."
Cons: "Delayed my 7:25am flight for 5 hours before finally canceling it. Then customer service was such a hassle to deal with in order to reroute the flight. I had to go get my baggage from baggage claim, the phone number I was given wasn't in service, I stood in the line at the front which was packed with other passengers from the flight and gate agents had a hard time because nobody was answering the phone calls. Apparently the only way to rebook is through this phone line, which is absurd. The gate agents should be able to do this from their computers. But you get what you pay for, I suppose. When the agent got through on the call, the guy on the phone claimed another phone number was where we had to call to rebook..it was the customer service number that other customers called and were redirected to the number we were on the current line after waiting on hold for 30 minutes. He argued with us for about 10 more minutes that he couldn't do it...which made me miss my chance to book the next flight out because it filled up in that time span, After running my credit card for almost $500 (fingers crossed a reimbursement actually goes through) I finally got on another flight, which of course, wasn't direct. I finally returned home at 10pm. It was supposed to be a very easy day, under 2 hour flight, that turned into 16 hours. I got a $200 voucher as well as $30 in food, but every plan I had was ruined and I spent the day in an airport. Very disappointed because airlines are so expensive, and I just needed a one-way to get home with one bag and it was a perfect deal. Everyone on that flight had very important reasons to get home and it was awful to see everyone so sad. Also, it's Christmas season...so that $500 everyone most likely lost really affects the holiday spirit. Gotta keep your company running somehow though! All I want to see is the charge for the reimbursement actually come through."
Cons: "How about a glass of water, unreal you can't get anything to drink."
Pros: "Main reason I made the flight was the cost of the ticket. I'd fly more if these rates were readily available or I was notified of them."
Cons: "My only thought would be to make coffee available free along with the water. Not sure the cost analysis would be but coffee is relatively cheap when done by the pot unless the planes aren't equipped with coffee machines but k-cup style now. Just seems a lot today 2.99 for a small cup of coffee that usually isn't the best on planes."
Pros: "We were forced to wait 15 hours with one delay after another. With one excuse after another. My flight was scheduled for 1001 am. We did not board the plane on time. It was 1145 pm and I did not get to Cleveland at noon, no it was 3 o'clock am with no chance to rent a car to go home I had to call my daughter! And the best part was that my 75 year old wife had to endure this.they would not cancel the flight and allow me to take my wife to a hotle. There were parents with infants as well that was not happy.So to Hume it may concern You have lost several customers because of your failure to take care of your customers!"
Pros: "Stewards were professional"
Cons: "Experience started with sitting on plane for 2 hours or more while maintenance was fixing thermostat, then plane was shut down for 10 mins., then had to wait another 10 for plane to reboot. All this didn't work, so we were told get all your stuff, get off plane then go wait at another gate to reboard another plane...so family plans were ruined since we all arrived 3 hrs later starving, thirsty & tired.. . No compensation was offered for all the inconvenience and we paid a high price for this flight that you had to pay a lot for a carry on. Flight home was at least 2 hr delay. Also not sure why entertainment is on survey since there wasn't any, or food since not even peanuts were offered and comfort??? Noticed less space pet person since my last flight and even the tray was tiny. None of our group of 7 will fly Frontier again, and will make sure everyone who asks about our trip will hear about our awful experience w/Frontier."
Pros: "Literally. Nothing. Showing up at my destination alive, I guess."
Cons: "2 hour delay, then a three hour delay bc of weather. Another 45 minutes taxi-ing, then back at the gate because a passenger had to be escorted off because he didn't have a boarding pass. We were rushed to board he flight in the first place before the flight crew timed out; we finally took off at 2am with exhausted pilots which was terrifying. Also frontier charges for all bags and all seats, instead of including it in their base fee. Plane is tigjt and uncomfortable, no on board entertainment and seats don't recline. Most passengers were drunk and rowdy after long wait at the airport, and a man was busted for smoking weed in the bathroom. And someone else sat in my seat. THE WORST FLIGHT EXPERIENCE I HAVE EVER HAD--an all around disaster."
Pros: "Leg room that I paid extra for"
Cons: "Staff very rude, continuously asked if the passengers next to me spoke English even though they obviously did, very uncomfortable chairs"
Pros: "I tried really hard, but I can't think of anything that I liked about my frontier experience."
Cons: "There was nothing about any part of this experience to like. When I made the reservation, I accidentally hit the wrong date button and did not notice until I received my email. I contacted customer service immediately, the rep. Was extremely rude and charged me an additional $200 on my ticket to move it to the next day. He charged my Card and did not make the changes. I received an email stating, no changes were made to my Itinerary, it still had the same wrong date, but my credit card had been charged the $200 fee. I called back and got a more helpful person, but was told to contact the flight insurance company, I purchased, to discuss refunding the additional charge. Not only do you pay for your bags, but you pay for your seats, your beverages, your snacks, and your mistakes. I guess that's how they manage to keep costs down. But then again, you get what you pay for!"
Pros: "They cut me off after two drinks . She said they were landing in 40 minutes I walked to bathroom 50 minutes later she was cold stone knocked out snoring asleep."
Pros: "What happened to me was that I was supposed to fly to a wedding in Ft Myers Florida on October 7, 2016 and then Hurricane Matthew hit Florida... I had such anxiety flying alone that I skipped the flight there and obviously the return flight as well... I am so upset with myself and I was hoping to get a partial credit or some type of voucher being that so many flights were cancelled... I would have flown had my flight been the next day or weather conditions better... I am so bummed that I lost the $370 round trip ticket as our son that I never get to see came from California to be in our neighbor boy's wedding... I was so sad I missed my flight due to weather and flight anxiety... :("
Cons: "I was sad that due to weather conditions and flight anxiety I did not feel comfortable flying and was hoping for a partial or some type of credit for a future flight but I doubt that will happen... It was my fear of traveling in awful weather and during Hurricane Matthew that made me not get on the plane... :(. My fears got the best of me and I have never done that before and lost the money for the round trip ticket..."
Cons: "Two of my checked bags were lost. One I needed for a presentation at work. The other was needed for my backpacking gear. The bags were lost on Sunday morning. I needed both bags on Monday by 9am. I was finally told the bags would be delivered at 10am Monday and could take up to 4 hours to arrive. My presentation at work was a disaster as I only had half of the material I needed. And now it is 10am on Monday I am suppose to be heading to Tenessee with a large group of children for a backpacking trip and I'm trapped at home with no gear. This mistake is now effecting at least 10-15 families whose children I'm suppose to take into the wilderness. Bags get lost. I get that. Frontier has offered no compensation and barley an apology. I will never fly with this company again. I guess you get what you pay for. Very disappointed."
Pros: "Honestly at first I liked how it appeared to be a newer plane with updated seats but then..."
Cons: "I saw those updated seats and the joke of a tray table that was provided wouldn't even hold my iPad. The staff was apparently new because they couldn't get through one intercom conversation without fumbling through it and when a customer asked how long the flight was the flight attendant didn't know and another passenger had to answer. We were delayed by 2 hours and all because the intercom phone was broken. I know it's a safety hazard but it just wasn't a smooth professional staff that you typically see. One of the three flight attendants was tenure but all I saw was the new girl fumble through everything. I'm hoping she was new...also, we are delayed two hours sitting on the plane, so I know people will give bad reviews about that but there's nothing you can control regarding our safety. It is what it is, I just couldn't stop shaking my head everything they spoke on the intercom how bad they were on it."
Pros: "The security line to the Frontier concourse was unbelievably long, and even though Frontier knew this, it insisted on closing the plane door right on time, at 10 minutes before departure, even though 6 non-related passengers were going to miss the flight. If they had kept the door open 2 extra minutes, all 6 passengers would have made the flight. Ultimately, the plane left 10 minutes late, so 20 minutes after the door closed. I've had enough of Frontier's inflexibility and will gladly pay a higher fare for a different airline."
Pros: "The flight was relatively short, and once we boarded we moved out pretty quickly. Bags were delivered quickly as well at the end of the flight"
Cons: "THe flight was delayed by close to two hours, but more surprising was the amount of extraunexpected money we had to spend for basics-close to $30.00 each to "pick" seats, $130.00 each for baggage (yes you have to pay for any luggage beyond one personal item like a purse), money for food, etc. There are not even basics on the lfight such as blankets, and the seats don't recline. Overall, not an airline I would choose again as the "bargain" price turns out to be full of hidden costs that weren't clearly explained upfront"
Cons: "Both flights were delayed by three hours with no explanation for the delays."
Pros: "A new lesson in how to be a sardine!"
Cons: "Configuration of the aircraft is unrealistic and the fact that humans are now 4" talker than out 18th and 19th countrrparts. Fuel consumption I understand, but this is just another way corporate America is making people miserable to make money. Not efficiency. Oh and their flight attendants have serious attitudeS towards dealing with the general public!"
Pros: "The price only"
Cons: "The service is minimal. Everything but a seat selected by the airline is extra. I knew that in advance, but buying a cheap ticket requires you to put up with poor customer service. The Frontier cabin crew spent most of the time on both of my flights in the front and back of the cabin talking among themselves. Both flights made you feel like a sardine. Get you on and off as quickly as possible so they can get the next herd of sheep on board for the next flight. No seat adjustment button. The refreshment tray attached to the back of seat in front of me one half to one third the size of trays on any other flights I have ever taken."
Pros: "Frontier airlines boarded relatively smoothly and there was sufficient room for my carry-on luggage. Even though I didn't pay for a seat assignment, my wife and I were seated together. The crew was generally friendly and cooperative."
Cons: "Hidden fees are a deal-breaker for me here. They try to get you to pay for seat assignments, although you don't have to. If you don't pay for a seat assignment, there is a risk you may not be seated with the rest of your party. You do have to pay to bring a carry-on, which I didn't realize. The added cost of $40 (if you pay in advance, $55 if you forget and pay at the airport) to carry on a piece of luggage that is typically free makes this far less of a bargain than advertised. I felt misled and taken advantage of. Since we realized this the day before our flight, my wife and I shared one carry on to keep the cost down. For us, the tickets ended up costing $80 more than I realized. If we had each had our own carry on, the total added cost would be $160 which seems like quite a ripoff."
Pros: "I liked the price and the fact the flight was nonstop and relatively short."
Cons: "I rated the service poor because upon boarding the plane and sitting down, I noticed my 20 yo son somehow did not make it onto the plane. This became concerning when it became apparent that everyone had boarded and he still did not appear. I approached a flight attendant about it, letting her know that I was concerned that my son had not boarded. Her response (apparently because I was not hysterical) was "well you don't seem too concerned about it, so I won't be." I was very taken aback by this and ended up - with another flight attendant's permission - leaving the plane to find my son who it turned out was held up at the gate for a reason that was resolved."
Pros: "even though we left an hour late, we still arrived at our destination on time."
Cons: "our flight left about an hour late; we were told our exit row seats would recline (but they didn't); no in-flight entertainment; very uncomfortable and couldn't sleep on the red-eye as i am able to with other airlines. also, had to pay $40 per luggage to check in (vs $45 to carry on) - however, we saved about $150 total flying frontier (bag checked included) vs other airlines. it was annoying though that we weren't able to easil add bags to our itinerary upon checkout on this site. BIGGEST disappointment was that frontier did not participate in TSA-pre check, which i suppose was fine for this flight since we left an hour late, anyway."
Pros: "Newer seats, so I guess that could be counted as a plus for this trip."
Cons: "Ticket counter person in PDX was very rude. Our seats were 'upgraded' for a red eye flight, behind one screaming baby for 75% of the flight, and another next to us that constantly was kicking us. The male air flight attendant enjoyed to hear himself talk so much, that between him and the amplified screaming baby, sleep was not possible. I asked for water, but since that was the only free thing, they were out of it and the male flight attendant sound get me some of their was time before we landed....that was 25 minutes into a 3 and a half hour flight. In his defense, I did get my water just before the plane started its descent. And the last point, girlfriend's brand new suitcase was covered in him when we picked it from baggage claim. Instead of just refunding us the baggage fee, no, we now have a claim open for Up to $50 to get it cleaned. Spend the extra $100 for ease of mind and fly a real airline."
Cons: "Seats Uncomfortable And no room And we don't even get a free soda"
Pros: "Not much. 2 hour delay."
Cons: "These new seats are disgusting!"
Pros: "The crew was wonderful and very helpful and cheerful. Flight was super fast and we arrived early."
Cons: "Seats and floor were covered in crumbs and fairly dirty. In my row it was Cheerios but in other rows there were crumbs and trash too."
Plane was over an hour late taking off and then when we landed we had to wait on the tarmac for 45 minutes.
We had a 7hr delay because of under staffing and we were short a pilot
Everything was smooth. Great communication
Both my flights were delayed. From either paperwork or waiting for crew. Gate changed twice. Wondering why they give times and gates. Seems nobody knows what's going on.
Cons: "After waiting over 6 hours and several delays, missed flight as boarding announcements were not made to area just adjacent to boarding gate."
Cons: "I wouldn’t change a thing"
Pros: "Everything was fine"
Pros: "Seat doesn’t recline"
Cons: "Give at least a drink"
Pros: "Not much besides the Flight crew was kind."
Cons: "Spirit airlines charges you money for water!!! For water!!! I was on a four and a half hour flight from LA to CLE, and didn’t bring my credit cards or a bottle of water with me. I could t get a bottle of water because they charge for them. How is that even legal? I sat thirsty considering drinking the water from the airplane lavatory. Beyond that the seats don’t recline and you get nickle and dined for everything. I would never fly this airline if I didn’t need to travel to CLE where they appear to be one of if not the most dominate airline."
Pros: "My flight to Atlanta was fine and went great"
Cons: "The flight back was delayed 3 times and the worse flying experience would have thought the pilot was a rookie very scary flight"
Pros: "At the gate the staff member noted that I had asked for a wheel chair & sought me out. Then she proceeded to find Someone to trade seats with me because I was assigned Row 30. I was then given a 3rd row seat. Since I have some difficulty walking this saved me from having To walk the entire length of the plane. The plane was completely full. I truly appreciate the kindness your staff member Showed to me. I only wish that I knew her name Also the plane arrived 30 minutes early at my Destination."
Cons: "In checking in online it took over 30 minutes to do So because I kept getting the message that no seats Were availble. I finally called the help number & it Continued to give me the same message even when I followed her instructions Finally she told me that My browser was incompatible with your system. I had To sign on to a new browser before I could complete the check in. I also could not add my TSA number to my ticket. The Staff member had to do this. I do not like the fact that I can’t even get a glass Of plain top water on the plane without paying For it I also didn’t like the fact that a person I spoke with Paid $69 one way & I paid 5 times this amount For my ticket."
Pros: "I did not order food or drink."
Pros: "Price an service"
Cons: "The same price today"
Pros: "Nothing. I hate everything there is about Spirit Airlines"
Cons: "It started with the employee at the ticket counter who could not have been ruder if she tried. I have dealt with Comcast and all of the other "nightmare" customer support companies and she is still the worst person I have ever spoke with. If I was her employer, I would have fired her ten times over. It all went downhill from there. Spirit Airlines is the equivalent of the Greyhound Bus. It is gross, the employees suck, and there is not a single redeeming quality about them. I hate traveling Spirit and really regret purchasing that ticket!"
Pros: "It was a straight flight!"
Pros: "Everything went smoothly flight wise"
Cons: "Buying through kayak was a bad idea. I have bought directly through spirit and have never had a problem checking in online and/or receiving my boarding pass. But when buying through kayak, I couldn't check in online and when trying to get my boarding pass at the desk, they had to call customer service both on my flight to my destination and back home."
Pros: "The quick boarding process after several delays"
Cons: "The flight was scheduled to leave at 11:28am, we boarded at 3:15pm. I understand some delays are inescapable, however, not at anytime was there a gate agent to answer any questions as to why the multiple delays. The gate agent arrived when the plane did. The only way we knew we were begin delayed is to look it up online or in my email. This was the day MCO was closing at 5pm because of hurricane Irma. People were anxious to leave Florida and with plans to fly out, they were unprepared to stay."
Cons: "I thought I was getting a cheap flight. Wrong! By the time I added in the cost of checking a bag (even pre-check in), I was pretty much in the same ballpark as other flights. If I wanted to select my seat, that would have made it even more. The seats were hard and did not recline at all and I was on a 4.5 hour red-eye flight. There wasn't any food available to purchase. On top of everything, I had to change my flight, which I did on Spirit.com. I purchased my bag check at the same time. When I got to the counter, my bags were paid, but my flight was not changed. I had to pay to change it at the counter (fortunately, there was room on the flight). They would not take any responsibility, just kept telling me it was my fault since I booked my flight incorrectly in the first place. Terrible airline, will not use again."
Pros: "Fare was lower than most other options, if not all. Flight was quick. Email notifications/updates prior is a plus."
Cons: "Seat layout should be more similar to Frontier if going for economical, but keeping people comfortable."
Cons: "Outbound to BOS there was over 4 hrs delay, yet we had to be at the airport in time for the original departure time. The staff for the most part were not very sym"
Cons: "Delta had to take us home. Spirit cancelled our flight from Orlando to Cleveland. They booked us a flight on Delta from Orlando to Atlanta and then from Atlanta to Akron/Canton. We had to have our son come to the Akron/Canton Airport to pick us up and take us to the Cleveland Airport to get our car. On the way from Cleveland to Orlando Spirit broke our one piece of checked luggage. We will never fly Spirit again."
Pros: "Was right on time. Smooth check in."
Pros: "I guess I don't like anything that spirit has - except for the price which I finally disliked"
Cons: "I have my flight at 9.30 AM and I was at the airport by 8.30 AM. I had to find out where the check in counter is and I was at the check in counter at 8.40. By the time my turn came, it was 8.50 and the agent said I am late as the gate closes 8.45 AM. There is no mention in the itinerary that the gate closes 30 minutes before departure and I was there 45 minutes before the take off. I didn't get a next flight. Now, I can't even cancel the return flight and I lost all the money for the trip. I called the customer service and they said they cant do anything except to book another ticket the next day. Why do they think I would ever travel with them again!!"
Cons: "Very rude flight attendants like I understand you guys work all day and I'm sure it gets old flying back and forth and I bet you have terrible customers but I am not one of those so to be rudely disrespected and ignored was truely hurtful. I was ignored over and over again when they were in the back talking when the no seatbelt sign was on there was no reason they couldn't come in and asked me if I needed something and it was like this for the whole four hour flight. Then when I got up and went to the back of the cabin they got upset with me for apologizing for interrupting them been enquiring about my question she stuck her hand up in the air and told me that she was talking. Very rude. I know the flight is cheap but next time I think ill just pay extra for politness. :'("
Pros: "cheap, spacious leg room. Got me from point A to point B."
Cons: "Receptionist at the airport terminal was rude. Also on the outbound flight the gate was changed but no one was notified."
Pros: "The main flight attendant who did the announcements was a hilarious, irreverent funny guy who actually made me pay attention to all of his announcements for the first time in years. The Southwest flight attendants are sometimes cute, but this guy was HILARIOUS. Made the trip a true delight. Best thing about Spirit airlines is this one guy. The seats were comfortable and pretty spacious for airlines today."
Cons: "Spirit's "no frills" gimmick is really just annoying because by the time you get the things you NEED, all of which you have to separately pay for on Spirit, you have paid more than you would on any other airline. And every time you have to pay for another dang thing, you feel like you are being scammed just a little bit more. I try so hard to avoid Spirit airlines but sometimes it's the only way to get where I need to go. Before I click the "book" ticket, I add up all the extras I know are coming to make sure it REALLY is the best fare."
Cons: "They cancelled the flight & never contacted me"
Cons: "I logged on spirit.com the day before to check in, print my boarding pass, and update my contact info for flight updates. I was not once contacted via email or text that my flight had been delayed three times. It was supposedly mechanical. Once aboard 5 hours late, we sat in the hot sun for another 45 minutes before moving. The pilot came over the speakers once at cruising altitude to say it would be another 2hours and 35minutes (the flight attendants had just repeatedly announced 1hour 25minutes). It was a mess and seemed incredibly unorganized."
Pros: "Flight from Boston to Cleveland was only delayed 10 min. Return flight was a different story."
Cons: "Return flight landed on time but taxied on the runway for 2 hours (longer than the total flight time). Was only offered 1 small glass of water filled 1/2 up & 1 small package of 2 cookies as a result of federal regulations. Flight attendants & pilot only updated passengers every 25 min, saying it would only be another 10 min longer. As the updates were no accurate and late, passengers including myself were extremely frustrated. Mentioned delay of finding a gate was due to "politics", which I've never heard before. Was extremely disappointed in the way Spirit handled the situation and would not recommend this airline to people as a result."
Pros: "I liked the base price of the fare. I also liked the staff and flying experience from Cleveland to Las Vegas. That reference may be the only thing that causes me to consider a 2nd flight with Spirit."
Cons: "I did not like the boarding process, a single line for ALL customers regardless of whether or not you already have a boarding pass, my luggage was damaged and no note or apology from Spirit it was just loaded on the conveyor belt as if it were received that way, threats of the gate permanently closing 35 minutes before boarding despite having to sit on the plane until the plane was scheduled to leave 35 minutes later, fees for everything from carry-ons, to seats, to snacks and regular beverages on super long flights, and the list goes on..."
Pros: "I liked the fact that the plane did not crash you know i originally type the overall rating as poor only it took to long to load on the computer - i then chose a better classification and it loaded instantaneously. I certainly would have hesitations in sending a child or elderly person traveling alone granted the seat belt sign went on and an elderly gentleman was making his way from the front of the plane to the back bathroom - the female flight attendant told him to get to his seat or be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law - have we come to this in our society or is this the spirit of Spirit Airlines."
Cons: "the airlines treated the flight attendants as bar maids and their only were interest was in swiping a credit card. everything on this air lines cost money - carry on baggage, water soda i wondered what a vomit bag would have cost. Plan ahead as you have to ask in advance for a bag. the flight left late and arrived late. Passengers could get dehydrated with no water on a long (more and a few hours) flight. with everything costing money; it appears cheap - Is Spirit Airlines also being cheap on the maintenance. I am sure you are not - this is a rhetorical question."
Pros: "Once you get over the fact that your ticket only gets you a seat, the airline was great. The plane was like new, clean and roomy. The boarding process was efficient. I felt very safe."
Cons: "At first you feel like its a "low budget" airline and that they maybe cutting corners where it counts like safety. But that was not the case. Although I get the concept, I would have liked to at least printed my boarding pass at the gate without a cost or have the boarding pass sent to my phone. Also, the ticketing counter line was VERY slow in Atlanta. Be aware that even a carry-on cost money and if you think you are going to slid by with a slightly larger bag, it could cost you $100 at the gate and losing your seat and being on standby."
Pros: "The flight attendants were pretty great."
Cons: "As soon as I sat down and figured out I couldn't move my seat back I knew I had entered a nightmare. The guy sharing my row was a selfish jerk who kept putting his items on the middle seat to claim "his territory". There were 3 babies on the red eye flight who took turns crying, so almost the whole flight was speckled with little baby outbursts of emotion. And the amount of leg room provided is just absolutely ridiculous for anything longer than an hour flight! I'm certain the CEO of the company that runs Spirit Airlinesflies first class on another airline and never flies crappy old Spirit!"
Pros: "There's nothing really that jumps out at me that makes me scream I love this airline because, let's face it, unless you charter yourself a flight or put yourself in first class; flying really sucks no matter what company you fly with. The only real perk of this airline that is usually pretty consistent are the flight attendants. Their jokes in the beginning lighten the mood and put people who really hate flying at ease for a moment, otherwise they are always attentive and use the right amount of sass to the fellow passengers that need to be put in their place ;) I also like that when my flight is delayed your company updates pretty frequently, it would just be nice to maybe give tentative landing/boarding/take off times because there is usually just one new time and it's hard to tell whomever is waiting on you, what time the new arrival will be."
Cons: "I know I can't complain about the man behind me that incessiently cussed while simultaneously pushing on the back of my seat in his own little pity party, or about the little girl who rested her feet on me for at least an hour-- that's not your fault! Your passengers chose you! But a few things that your may want to look at improving would be timeliness; My last 5 flights have all been delayed to some degree, life happens and I understand 15 minutes, half an hour.... But my flights tend to range around an hour delayed, 2 hours, 4 hours delayed this past thanksgiving... Like I said, I know life happens but maybe there is a way to improve this. Next, yes, all airplane seats are uncomfortable, but the one next to me was visibly broken but still had a person placed in it-- that's not me sitting in it but if I paid $25 for a specific seat and it turned out to be busted I would be pretty pissed- so all I'm saying is if you're charging people for seats, make sure there is enough maintenance and up keep that people are getting what they pay for. Lastly, cleanliness... People don't clean up after themselves even if it's asked of them and it's starting to really turn me away from the airline. There has been food smashed in my seat, gum and other unidentifiable things smashed in the carpet or seat back and it just hinders how I feel the entire flight. I know cleaning crews are expensive and obviously don't help with timeliness when the flight is aready significantly delayed but in my personal opinion if I've already been waiting 2 hours, an extra 15 minutes for a quick clean is not going to kill me and will actually be reassuring to know it gets cleaned at all. Another idea to remedy this problem would maybe be supplying dissenfectant wipes upon request but make it known that they are available-- I use my own wipes but I know a LOT of people don't even think to bring them."
Pros: "The plane only left a half an hour late, yet still managed to make it to the destination over an hour late!"
Cons: "I get it, Spirit is a low-cost operation. But does it have to show in everything they do? All of the staff seemed rather disinterested in the customers, to the point where they weren't sure if someone had sneaked onto the flight! That sure got them hopping. Unfortunately, it took half an hour to sort out. In the meantime, there we all alwere, stuck in our too small seats with their too little leg room. Once we left the gate, it became evident that the flight crew were not just indifferent to the passengers, they were passive-aggressively antagonistic about us. I mean, everyone has a bad day now and then, but the whole crew? Seems like it could be a systematic issue with this airline. I've flown cheap before, and you get what you ou for, but I didn't sign up to feel as if I were despised."
Pros: "Friendly and helpful crew"
Cons: "I paid extra for the extended seat which was great and also due to the fact that I had the row to myself. I have sat in regular seats and they are VERY VERY short and uncomfortable"
Cons: "I had a delay and the communication about the delay was not delivered in a friendly fashion. The plane was also smelly and dirty."
Pros: "The crew was nice"
Cons: "Both flights were delayed and the seats were too tiny. I'm a small person at 5'3" but I twisted my knee and hyperextended my leg trying to get in those seats"
Pros: "Clean airplane."
Cons: "I feel cheated and deceived. A checked bag costs $50. A carry on costs $55. If you don't realize this before you go the gate it goes from $65 to $100. The counter crew was rude, and the boarding crew in Cleveland was shaking down passengers to be sure they were not "cheating", stopping the boarding process to check passenger receipts. Getting an assigned seat, an extra $15 per person. And there was absolutely no leg room for that extra $15 (which I paid for). These costs should be shared upfront - basically every ticked is $50-$65 more than the website shows. I will not fly this airline again."
Cons: "Spirit is the only airline that's so cheap that charge for the regular carry on. Also, your employees spoke poorly about passengers in Spanish and didn't notice or care that the passengers may understand (which I did). This is almost certainly the last time I willing choose to fly Spirit."
Pros: "The flight arrived on time"
Cons: "Our granddaughter's stroller and car seat were not available to us at the gait and we were directed to collect it at the baggage claim area. These two pieces had not arrived in the baggage claim area as well. Therefore, we contacted the airline representative in the lost baggage office. We spent close next two hours trying to locate the missing pieces to no success. We were provided a substitute car seat for her and as we were a minute from our destination in Solon, we received a phone call that those missing pieces were located (we don't know where in the airport) and delivered a couple of hours later. It just speaks to the incompetence of the Spirit airlines staff. I do not think that we shall again fly Spirit in the near future, nor shall we recommend it to other family members or friends."
Pros: "Nice take off and landing, smooth flight"
Cons: "After purchasing our tickets, we thought we were finished with flight fees. We were charged for our seats there and back, we were charged for our luggage, there and back. What if you don't pay for your seats after purchasing plane tickets? Do you have to stand? If you want a flight paid for in one fee, do not fly with Spirit. We will choose a flight with one payment that takes care of luggage, flight and seats all in one. My luggage coming back was 7 lbs over so they charged me $25.00 extra coming back. Hidden fees with this airline. The seats were the worst part of the plane, very uncomfortable. Flight was smooth."
Pros: "The actual in air experience was good. The staff was very nice and smiled as we entered and smiled as we exited. The aircraft was clean and the restrooms were clean and refreshing."
Cons: "The counter service was unexceptionable. I stood in line for 40 minutes. While the few people working did handle the line which literally was the length of the concourse and out the building the the passenger arrival area of the airport. I was one of the most unorganized events that I have ever experienced. The computer would print my boarding pass. I had to stand in line for that. I tried to print it at the hotel for over an hour and it still would not print for me so there is a glitch in the system somewhere. Upon our arrival in Cleveland there was no Agent standing there to give greetings or directions. All in all the service was sub-par and leaves much to be desireable."
Pros: "The flight attendants were extremely friendly and hilarious! They kept us entertained all flight long and were very helpful to everyone."
Cons: "The employees working at the ticket desks were VERY rude. They refused to print my boarding pass, and instead made me leave the line and go to a kiosk to print the boarding pass and bring it back to them. What exactly is there job other than checking in luggage?? In addition to that, I had a heavy bag (knew this beforehand), and was scolded regarding the weight. I was told that the next time I fly, I should "leave a lot at home." It's a shame that I enjoyed my actual flying experience with Spirit quite a lot, but I will never fly with them again because of the ticket counter employees."
Pros: "The crew was pleasant and helpful."
Cons: "We were late in boarding, then once on the plane delayed for a long period, due to "computer issues" the announcement said. There is no entertainment on board...no movies, music, etc. There are also no free snacks or drink. I flew without a carry-on, because of the charges for extra baggage."
Cons: "Worst flight attendants ever. We were in the front of the plane. It was a red eye, and they were extremely loud and disruptive the entire time: slamming doors, talking loudly, and refusing to turn down the bright lights. Absolutely terrible."
Cons: "I like nothing about Spirit airlines. For starters, Spirit stresses that you print your boarding pass ahead of time or you will be charged $10 to speak to an agent at the airport. (Wait, isn't that the agent's JOB - customer service?) Imagine my surprise when I arrived and then had to wait in a line to speak with an agent to check my bag. This is a terrible airline. It really is not cheaper than others when you consider paying for your bag (to check or carry on), that bag can only weigh 40lbs max, paying for WATER on the plane, paying to choose where you sit. Its absurd, really. The seats on the planes do not even recline. Good luck using the tray table for anything other than your $5 cup of water. Its the smallest thing I've ever seen. Choose another airline."
Pros: "When I dropped my checked bag off, spirt personnel answered all of my first time flier questions with a smile and precessional answer. They also switched me from a middle seat to an isle on my overnight! The flight crew was very professional and chipper on the overnight flight!"
Pros: "The flight was on time and the crew was friendly. That's about the best you can hope for when flying Spirit."
Cons: "The seats are uncomfortable and a flight doesn't even include a cup of soda or peanuts. It cost over $80 to check one bag (more for a carry-on), even when checking in online and in advance (it would be $100 to do at the airport). Be sure to add that extra $100 to a ticket price when you're comparison shopping unless you can fit everything you need for your trip into a small backpack-sized personal item. Someone was sitting in my seat when I tried to board because he didn't like his, but that isn't the airline's fault."