Pros: "Seats were close the front"
Cons: "Due to that fact that Covid-19 is present and we have to wear masks and stay six feet apart... I feel that he flights should not have been full... how can u stay six feet from someone who u don’t know is covid free when u are sitting on top of each other... Orlando airport is the worst airport I’ve ever been to.. they only had a limited amount of restaurants to feed a overcrowded airport... spirit airlines is the worst airline of all and I will never fly with them again... they changed my direct flight from Baltimore to new Orleans to Baltimore to Orlando then to New Orleans with no warning.. that was was very unprofessional... I definitely do not recommend to fly spirit ever again... I will still use kayak in the future for travel"
Pros: "We made it safely"
Cons: "Awful experience. Early in the day I received several updates about my flight being delayed. No details on why, but much appreciated. Upon arriving to the airport the flight was still showing 59 mins delayed. Oddly, with all of the early communxaruin, it suddenly ceased! No communication for at least 2 hrs before the flight. Even as the 'would be' boarding window, the line formed with people asking questions... yet there were no answers or updates to the proposed time of departure. Even when the 59 min late departure came and went, there was NO communication. Folks were in an uproar! Finally, with no announcement, the gate attendant just started checking boarding passes and letting people go through the gate. Huh? I have zone 1, yet he said, we're just boarding everybody.... and, on the 3+ hr flight, only 1 bathroom worked. AWFUL EXPERIENCE!!!"
Pros: "Bad experience I was sitting in the last row and half way through the flight one of the toilets got clogged and started to overflow and smell up the area. There was a puddle of water running down towards the isle and the crew member was telling her colleagues to leave it alone and let it run so she can see how bad it gets for when we land. Extremely unsanitary and unexceptable to travel with that smell and conditions. Plus to top it all off towards the end the overhead bin got jammed and I had to wait for someone to pop in open, again its unfortunate I had to go through this. Never again, I would not recommend spirit sorry."
Pros: "Crew was nice. However the spirit airline attendant at the desk told me to gate check my bag. I stood there waiting for someone to grab my bag for sometime. So I asked the stewardess and she told me just to bring the bag in and put my carry on in the over head compartment."
Cons: "However the desk attendant came on the aircraft took my bag out of the overhead compartment. And then left it outside or the plane. I waited at the airport for until 1:30am before I got a confirmation that the back was in fact at Newark still. I had a nursing convention to go to and I had no clothing. So I had to Uber to Walmart than Uber back to my hotel. So I didn’t get any sleep. I didn’t check into my hotel til 4am due to a negligent spirit employee. I paid for the checked bag and there was plenty of space in the over head compartment. She caused me unnecessary stress and an embarrassing morning with my administrators due to my lack of sleep."
Cons: "Seats are the worst. Smelled like poop They don’t clean the plane"
Pros: "Stewardesses were polite and courteous."
Cons: "Seat was uncomfortable."
Pros: "Certain staff were friendly and helpful"
Cons: "This was my first flight with Dpirit Airlines and I was greatly dissatisfied. Here's why: 1. Not easy to pay for baggage online; complicated and time consuming. 2. Not clear when I purchased ticket that I would need to pay for carry on as well as checked, this felt sneaky and dishonest. Be open about charges. 3. Was not given a a boarding pass for second portion of my flight. 4. Seats don't lean back so was not able to rest very well. 5. Bright floresecent lights inside plane unpleasant and also made it difficult to rest. 6. Certain staff were short and unfriendly."
Pros: "Pleasant crew"
Cons: "Space and cost for overhead baggage"
Pros: "It was slightly cheap..."
Cons: "Obviously I had to pay for my bag both ways, obviously the seats are uncomfortable, obviously the flight attendants are blah, but landing early and then making us sit on the plane for an HOUR until we could go to the gate and then having ALL the spirit flights wait for one luggage carousel where they plan on doing the bags for one flight at a time when there are like 5 flights waiting for bags??? What the hell?!?! There are like 50 carousels and none of them are in use!!!"
Pros: "The crew was friendly. The flight was on time."
Cons: "Pay $45 for carry on is absolutely ridiculous. Had to pay even for water. Thank God they don't charge for the air you're breathing inside the aircraft."
Pros: "Flight attendants were super nice to my wife, our service dogs, and I. They gave us an empty row all to our selves. Super accommodating to us. Has to be one of the best flights I've ever experienced with Spirit."
Pros: "Seats were nice and stewardist."
Cons: "Was running late because roads were almost to point of non drivable. Zero visibility. The spirit machine would not print my boarding pass. It said see an attendant for assistance. I checked in day before flight. The man at first would not help me print my pass. I couldn't pull my pass up on smart phone but I had the receipt and confirmation. Finally he helped and printed my boarding pass. People shouldn't be treated like this. I pay my taxes and I don't have to choose spirit. I can fly through another airliner. The fact that he was giving me a hard time on Christmas was even worse. If I acted that way at my job I'd be fired. Thank you for sending me your survey and have a great day and a happy new year."
Pros: "Left on time, arrived a bit early, had an aisle seat"
Pros: "Cheap Seats."
Cons: "The Flight was cancelled 30 minutes prior to boarding. “Lack of Crew.” The worst part is that the plane was sittting in the gate. Never fly Spirt. It’s not worth your headache."
Pros: "Flight crew was amazing! Quick, courteous, responsive."
Cons: "TSA precheck. My reservation indicated it was entered, but it didn't print on the ticket. When I brought this to the attention of Spirit CSRs, The answer was "Yeah, sometimes it does that." Unacceptable. TSA precheck is a convenience for passengers and, more importantly, an added level of security for TSA personnel. Prechecked passengers have already been background screened. These passengers are known safe entities in an uncertain security environment. Each person prechecked is one less security threat TSA needs to assess, meaning TSA can focus more effort on potential threats. Denying a precheck customer precheck status makes everyone's life more difficult. Fix your system, then train employees on how to appropriately deal with these issues."
Pros: "the buzz ball on the flight was the only good thing about the whole experience"
Cons: "completely destroyed all of my luggage by somehow breaking the hot sauce in my bag that was so carefully packaged that a 400 pound man must have been jumping up and down on top of for them to break it the way that they did. also i had to correct a tag on my bag that they put on that would of sent it to a completely different town. not that any of my clothes are salvageable now anyways. but the complete lack of remorse and or apology for such an obvious mistake is appalling. the whole airline should be ashamed of the employees i encountered on this trip."
Pros: "The boarding and the service"
Cons: "Cheap hard seats no recliner"
Cons: "That the flight was delayed and we were not informed."
Pros: "The crew on board was awesome!!!!"
Cons: "Our flight was overbooked because the original plane was grounded so we were kicked off the flight with no advance notice. We were told when we went to check in at the airport that the next available flight was Tuesday. Our original flight was Saturday. It wasn't until my husband demanded to speak to a manager and with much debate to the manager that we got a flight the next morning. Although they had to fly us into Tampa instead of Orlando. Doubtful we will be flying Spirit again."
Cons: "Flight was 2 1/2 hours late. Big front seats only barely bigger than regular seats. Flight attendants were more like salesmen - pushing the spirit credit card. Flight attendant very brisk as I initially sat down. I wanted to get something from my bag before stowing it in the Compartment above me. She literally took it out of my hands and said I couldn't have the bag out. The plane was still boarding, I was standing in front of my seat, not in the aisle, so passengers could continue to pass by. Very rude."
Pros: "The price was half of what larger airlines were charging, but glad I didn't have my usual one checked bag on this flight."
Cons: "Baggage fees for a carry on were ridiculous. $57 for a regular carry on to store in the overhead bin. With gas prices falling to record lows, why do airlines still charge these additional fees? Oh, I guess we're used to paying them, so let's not stop now. For my carry on to fly with me, it cost about 20% of the total fare. The percentage of total fare price would be much higher, but my particular flight was $259. If I had flown into Ft Lauderdale instead of Ft Myers, the fare would have been $103, making the baggage fee over 50% of the total cost...this should be looked into."
Pros: "boarding procedure"
Cons: "paying $3 for a small orange drink"
Cons: "The flight coming and got by both were delayed"
Cons: "Standing in line to check my bag for 50 minutes while only two people attended the large group of people trying to check in!"
Pros: "Friendly crew on board."
Cons: "Spirit flight are never... never... on time. Flight was an hour late saying it was weather... both city's were beautiful"
Pros: "Getting off the plane"
Cons: "Seat size"
Cons: "Plane was delayed for 2 hours"
Pros: "Wow. A lot of bad reviews for Spirit and I was very cautious about flying with them but my experience was much different. Crew was super nice, flight was smooth, cabin was clean and seemed new. Either my expectations were very low or Spirit isn't as bad as people make it out to be. Either way, very happy customer!"
Cons: "The leg room was tight. I'm 6' 1" and felt every bit of the 28" leg room. I knew this going in and with a short 2 hour flight it wasn't that bad. I don't know if I could last longer than 4 hours in those seats though."
Cons: "Seats are painful ? Yes"
Cons: "Even though we checked in more than an hour before boarding time, we got seats in the last row which, of course, were not adjustable. It made for a LONG 2-hour trip for two people well into their seventies...especially with a SCREAMING child two rows in front of us most of the way"
Pros: "Used Kayak to find cheap flights that fit our time frame. Spirit airlines proved to be a quick and reliable airline getting us to Chicago 15 mins early. When departing Chicago email notifications kept us up to date on possible delays of flight caused by weather conditions. I called Spirit customer service representative and changed my flight to avoid the worst of the weather. They were able to make the changes and honor the seating arrangements I had made for my family of five. Great experience!!"
Cons: "Customer service was terrible before both of my flights. Both times I was not assigned a seat and had to go to the counter to get it. When I got to the counter no one had boarded the plane. By the time everyone had borded the plane I was still in the line. I had already told the representative that I needed a seat. I was getting anxious because I did nnot want to lose my flight and attempted to talk to both reps to see what was going on. One told me I had to wait for the other rep, without even looking at my face. The other ignored me many times until he heard me complain to another customer."
Pros: "Not really anything I like about that experience. Rob"
Cons: "The front desk agents made me missed my flight which I had to pay an extra $100.00. The drinks and food weren't included with the flight, and baggage fees were really expensive. Unfortunately, Spirit airlines were the only flight available at that time. Next time if Spirit is the only option I will take Am-trak. Rob"
Cons: "To start, I booked a hotel room close to the airport and upon my arrival at eight thirty in the evening I explained to the reception that I would need a shuttle at 5.15 in the morning..she then told me the shuttle didn't start till eight , so anyway I get a cab and arrive at 6 and as I approached the counter to get my boarding pass the lady blurted out with joy you're late and we have to rebook you. I said my flight was leaving at 6:30 she responded with a smile and pointed to a sight 45 minute before flight sight in required.. so a200 ticket ended up coating me double and I had to Waite in the airport 5 hours and go to Fort Lauderdale and wait there for another 4 hours.. I will never spend a dime on spirit again.. one bag 50 dollars , greedy,rudeness,just all around uglyou!!"
Pros: "Leaving orlando to Atlantic city was smooth! Great flight nice and easy"
Cons: "Leaving Atlantic city to Orlando was horriable and left me and my girlfriend unhappy.. Showed up 50min- an hour before flight waiting in line with only 2 people checking in flights being next in line after waiting 20-25 min to go to the fest with now only 25 min left until flight departure the worker told my gf she couldn't check her bag for under the plane cause we weren't up to the fest within 45 min of departure and said we could t bring it as a carry on... She told us we can throw out her bag full of clothes or had to pay a reschedule fee off $100 not sure if that was per ticket and wasn't till the next day when we both had to be to work in the morning.. Not to mention the 4 hour car ride to get there.. So needless to say we threw her bag out and some of my belongings squeezing as much of her stuff in my bag and throwing out clothes shoes suitcase etc.. Should offer a mailing option for situations like this especially when they were not staffed enough.."
Cons: "Seats extremely small no space to move! Charges are not made clear when booking flight..everything is an up charge. We were charged $30.00 dollars for overweight luggage on the return flight with the same suitcase and exact clothind my last!ng inside that we flew up with ! What a scam! First time flying Spirt and my last!"
Cons: "Plane was 7 hours late taking off and they did not e mail me any notices. We had to spend 9 hours in the air port. They do not accept TSA pre heck or Global entery there counter people are always rude especially in Alanticy city"
Cons: "They would not let us on the plane despite being there 25 min before the flight left. They said we had to check-in online, which we tried twice to do, but it wouldn't let me because a balance for our baggage and seats did not go through. Interestingly, when I entered the credit card info it never once told me the credit card was invalid or that any issue had occurred. When I called the number it gave when it wouldn't let me check in I got an automated system that had no option for "speak to a representative" or "check-in." The ticketing counter told me they literally can't print a ticket after 45 min until flight and Latrobe's single gate TSA checkpoint "closed" at 6:30 for this 7 flight. Meanwhile, I watched "security" walk behind the counter when we got there. Spirit refused to refun is the money for the flight. We will never fly Spirit or out of Latrobe PA EVER AGAIN."
Pros: "The flight attendants were very friendly and the pilot did a great job. There were bad storms in Orlando but you wouldn't know it with the flight. All Spirit flights I have taken have had good pilots and friendly flight attendants."
Cons: "When I arrived at Chicago-O'Hare to check in, there was a line around the block for only Spirit Airlines. They had 2 people working at the kiosks and both were slower than molasses. There were several employees that walked up to the kiosks but none of them assisted customers. They had no urgency at all. On top of that, the lady that I interacted with was very rude. She talked to me like I was a complete moron and apologized that another Spirit team in Orlando "didn't do their job properly but O'Hare employees follow the rules". Overall, not impressed at all and I will avoid booking with Spirit on future flights."
Cons: "Them charging $100 at the gate for a carry on. My carry-on was a normal size bag which I have taken on MANY flights with different airline and have NEVER had any issue. When I checked in they did not say anything. At the security the attendant marked something on my boarding pass but did NOT advise me that my bag was big by their standard. When boarding the plane they saw my boarding pass and asked for $100. It was then they informed me that when I checked in they should have charged me $55 which is their rate. But at the gate it is $100. Since I was at the gate I had no choice but to pay the $100. $55 for carry-on bag that all other airline has not issue with is ridiculous. Having to pay $100 for a CARRY on bag is absurd. This was my first and last time with Spirit airlines. Nor will I ever recommend Spirit airline to anyone."
Pros: "I am very handicapped and the crew was so kind to me and helped me at every move and anticipated my every need. Even coming for me to see if I needed a trip to the bathroom."
Cons: "I checked in at the airport for my departure to find out that it is legal for spirit to over book their flights, and was told I didn't have a seat. I requested to speak with the manager, (Helen- 67672) after speaking with a young girl who was extremely rude and unprofessional, (Ashley- 66584), and to my surprise the supervisor was just as uninformed and rude as the gate attendant. The flight was delayed, it was a complete mess. On the returning flight. I was unable to check in online for my flight. After numerous attempts, I called the airline to find that you can only check in online or at the airport. I ended up sitting in the very last seat in the back of the plane. It's like the back seat of the plane doesn't exist, no one asked to purchase beverages/snacks, which isn't as bad as forgetting to ask to take away garbage. Such a huge disappointment. I hate flying spirit, as do the majority of passengers I spoke with, but they are the only airline that flies from South Florida to Atlantic City. Whoever the airline is that starts to compete with spirit for that route will most definitely do well!"
Pros: "ease of getting through security at atlantic city, cheaper parking, ease of exiting airport."
Pros: "Crew was courteous, passengers cooperative."
Cons: "No wifi, paid so much for bags and paid to be next to my son (unreasonable fee)."
Cons: "The rows were too small. There is no free drink (soda) and you even have to pay for a carry on."
Pros: "I booked my 80 year old parents their flights through Kayak. It ended up being through priceline."
Cons: "My parents arrived at the airport and spirit said they didn't have authorization. that the confirmation wasn't accurate. I paid, and they had a confirmation number. but the amount of time it took to sort it out - made them miss their flight. they then had to drive 2 hours home. then get up at 2am the next day to take a different flight. arriving 1 day late and cutting their vacation short. because they didn't pick up their rental car the day they were supposed to they got an additional charge for that as well. HORRIBLE experience. I would like to know who I can talk to for customer compensation."
Cons: "Kept delaying the flight from Atlantic city to fort laudetdale and then it was cancelled. Had to rebook a flight to Orlando , which left 6 hours later than our original time. Was traveling with my friend and her 10 week old baby. When we got to Orlando they couldn't find the car seat. Staff was very rude and told us it wasn't on the plane and take a 5 minute walk to baggage. Had to take a shuttle to baggage and of course it wasn't on carousel. After 2 hours of waiting and basically fighting for our rights we got the car seat and were able to leave. We got a @ sorry" e mail from spirit along with a $100 voucher. Sorry Spirit but you can keep your voucher because we will NEVER fly you again. They had no empathy at all for the mothers with new babies. Worst flying experience ever!!!"