Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
|March||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 3% drop in price.|
|October||Most popular time to fly with an average 2% increase in price.|
Average price round-trip
|$561||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
Good deal round-trip
Good deal one-way
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 7h 24m
The cheapest ticket to the U.S. Virgin Islands from Austin found in the last 72 hours was $104 one-way, and $151 round-trip. The most popular route is from Austin to Saint Thomas Island, and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $74.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "The crew was attentive and helpful."
Cons: "Our layover was originally supposed to be an hour and a half in Phoenix. As we were boarding the plane from Austin to Phoenix, we got a notification that our layover had been delayed an additional 5 hours due to construction at SFO. I’d have appreciated more of a heads up than as I’m boarding."
Pros: "Quick, on time, MCE even has some legroom."
Pros: "The same answers apply as did the flight from Richmond to Miami."
Cons: "Same answers apply as the flight from Richmond to Miami."
Pros: "Fast boarding"
Cons: "More snack choices"
Cons: "First plane broken, second plane broken, overall 4 hours late, 2 hours of that sitting in a hot plane"
Cons: "baggage was not transported from BA flight to London to the BA flight to Glasgow"
Cons: "Our flight was cancelled on Sunday and they couldn’t get us out until the following Saturday. So we had to cancel our reservation and get refunded... except American says talk to royal jordanian, royal jordanian says talk to air booking. Air booking isn’t reimbursing us and want US to pay $400."
Pros: "Nothing was better than standard"
Cons: "It felt like the staff had instructoions not to smile not even once. The food was beyond terrible. I’m not asking for hot bread like other airlines do, but at least serve it at room temperature instead of super frozen. Same for the butter. The continental breakfast had nothing continental about it"
Cons: "The legroom on AA's new planes is atrocious."
Pros: "Ease of check in"
Cons: "DIdnt understand why a seat as not assigned. A few people had the same issue and the gate agent suggested we may not get seats. Very stressful given he need to make an international connection. Gate service was not available early enough."
Pros: "Courteous personnel"
Cons: "Almost wouldn't let me check my luggage to Europe as I arrived an hour in advance to flight from Austin to Dallas, ground crew claimed I should've been there 3 hrs early. Says so nowhere. Then flight departure was delayed! No individual video screens, no choice of movies. No food."
Pros: "Flight was on time. Attendants were nice."
Cons: "For the 100th time, you seats are too dang small."
Pros: "Good price, effective transportation, nothing special"
Cons: "Very full, not super comfortable"
Pros: "Good entertainment options in newer flights."
Cons: "Food options for first class could be better."
Pros: "It's just like very other airlines."
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: "Seats were comfortable. Entertainment was appreciated. Flight was smooth and landed early. There was just no offer of food unless for purchase and I was hungry and look forward to that. Even just a bag of pretzels!"
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "Quick boarding to make up for a late flight arrival."
Pros: "I was flying with 2 children on my own and had an issue booking seats together, the gate agents worked to find a solution when we arrived and we were all seated together. Thank you so much for keeping us all together, as my one child has aspbergers and the other is only 8 and we are not frequent flyers. I highly recommend your airline to everyone I meet. Everything met or exceeded our needs. Thank you so very much."
Pros: "Airport expansion"
Cons: "Due to construction traffic is a problem but still manageable"
Pros: "I like the movie selection"
Cons: "The landing was horrible like slamming on the brakes in traffic. Also when I bought the ticket from Alaska Airlibes on kayak I had bought it at a higher price specifically for that. There was an American Airlines ticket that was cheaper but I opted to pay more because I thought I was flying on Alaska not American. I was very disappointed to see that I was actually flying on American once I was pro ting my ticket and after purchase and "no refund" message. I was very upset about that!"
Pros: "Quick connection"
Cons: "Tiny overhead bins - even in first class"
Cons: "Kiosks were not functioning and we were forced to stand in long lines for customer service for luggage tags Many passengers missed their flights No help for those using malfunctioning kiosks only one person to help hundreds of stuck customers and we barely made our flight"
Pros: "The stewardess/flight crew were awesome."
Cons: "Airport staff, tight seats and boarding process."
Pros: "Our experience was very smooth. We appreciate all the work that went into making this a pleasant experience for all of us."
Pros: "The flight was very good. Boarding was good, shorter flight, smooth, landed and off we were."
Cons: "Seating still needs a little more padding for comfort. Delta airlines has a screen on every seat and you can see where you are and how far you have gone and so on. That would be nice. It was very difficult to hear what the pilot said when he spoke to say hello and whatever else he said. Entertainment? There wasn't any on this flight"
Pros: "wifi was great"
Pros: "Plane did not crash."
Cons: "Has anyone at AA ever watched the insane boarding process? No running water on the plane, not hot anything (coffee, tea, food). Generally terrible experience, like most of the airlines."
Pros: "Service was not only on time we landed early as oppose to me losing 1300 usd on my original flight to dallas for work Friday which I didn't make and cost me out of pocket"
Cons: "Staff behaviour"
Pros: "Staff was wonderful."
Pros: "Arrived. Crew was nice."
Cons: "Seat too small, cramped leg room. Was told there was no space for my carry-on and to check it, but there was plenty of space when I got on plane."
Cons: "The 20 minute wait before we could dock at the gate An annoying air vent making an intermittent noise... Something broken obviously"
Pros: "I made it home safe."
Cons: "However, the customer service was horrible and very unprofessional. I had to leave a loved one behind because nobody knew the rules and regulations on bringing back a pet! Now, I don't have my dog Tyson with me and my fiancé surprised me with him as an early Christmas gift. I won't be flying with American Airlines again!)"
Pros: "I did not like any of it."
Cons: "We couldn't hear any of the group calling. There were so many different reward members that by the time group B was called I had to check in my baggage. I was not able to pick another seat during ticketing. When I fly for business I generally have a carry on so I can quickly catch my ride however dour to check in of my baggage I had to wait another 30 min before I received my baggage. Air hostess were not very friendly or helpful."
Pros: "I prefer this size plane to the other alternatives."
Cons: "No snacks were offered at all."
Pros: "The flight was only 30 min"
Pros: "fly was on time"
Pros: "Boarding was fast."
Cons: "No internet on plane. Plane was older. Seats were not comfortable. Had to wait 40 minutes in hot plane for our gate to be available for our plane to pull into."
Pros: "Flight attendants allowed me to move into an unoccupied seat to have more room. Very polite."
Cons: "I paid $40 extra to select a seat and the seat was a middle seat and very uncomfortable and a rip off."
Cons: "Terrible customer service, multiple flight cancellations"
Cons: "Apparently my seat change did not go through because I was still stuck in the last row near the bathrooms. I must say, the fecal aroma really complemented the on set nausea that was triggered by the turbulence. Every time I thought I was gona drift off to sleep I was rudely awakened by the constant "thwacking" of the bathroom doors. The family next to me was nice enough but they did have a toddler who was very loud and unhappy and the tantrums followed. I have been a server for 14 years and generally can brush annoyances off like this but this was by far the worst flight I have been on."
Cons: "Headphones should be provided in flights"
Cons: "Got cancelled"
Cons: "When going to website to link to free entertainment the flight is wifi capable but you must purchase Internet. Not sure why they did not make the move to add free entertainment on a 4+ hour flight."
Pros: "Crew were nice and as accommodating as possible."
Cons: "On a round-trip, both airplanes on outbound and return flights had mechanical failures, resulting in over 3hr delays both times. This was for a short Austin-Dallas round trip, where I could have driven in less time than what I spent delayed at the airports. I can only conclude that AA is skimping on maintenance."
Pros: "No weather issues this time"
Cons: "Nothing good flight"
Cons: "No Covid 19 safety. No one was wearing masks. Staff didn’t stop anyone from taking them off. And the flight was packed."
Pros: "Crew was amazing. Flight felt safe. Overall for the price point, would definitely fly spirit again."
Cons: "Seats comfort and space but again for the price point no complaints"
Pros: "Everything went well and smooth, clean plane."
Cons: "Chairs so uncomfortable"
Cons: "Free carryon bags"
Pros: "How easy it was to board"
Cons: "Not charge us for a soda"
Pros: "The crew was lovely. The seats ate not much comfortable."
Cons: "Needs cushioned seats."
Pros: "Safe ontime flight at a great price"
Cons: "Seat bottoms are very hard"
Pros: "Ladies on crew where very motherly and had a lot of attitude to give everyone. The guy on crew was nice and professional."
Cons: "Calling last boarding 30 mins before departure was not cool. After leaving TSA we had to run at full speed to our plane due to the announcement of last call"
Pros: "SMOOTH AND COMFORTABLE FLIGHT"
Cons: "FREE SNACKS AND NON ALCOHOLIC DRINKS ON A LONG FLIGHT TO LA WITHOUT HAVING TO PAY $3.00 FOR WATER."
Cons: "Having entertainment on the flight."
Pros: "The crew was amazing"
Cons: "delayed flight . messed up the time for my shuttle pick up . Now i’m sitting at the airport for an extra 3 hours"
Pros: "It was cheap, and direct flight. There were no delays."
Cons: "Spirit is a terrible airline. Paying $45 each way to check a backpack is ridiculous."
Cons: "Honestly this flight was as well done as it could be."
Cons: "No frills which was expected for the price. Crew was pleasant."
Cons: "Left over 1.5 late and were never really explained why"
Pros: "I liked that being we had a new born we were able to board first"
Cons: "The flight was bumpy , the pilot had the plane going down like a slow falling roller coaster , had me so sick instead of gradually lowering the plane. Our flight was delayed and our gate was changed, when we arrived to the gate originally the staff was very rude with their responses."
Cons: "The flight was delayed for 4 hours do to flight crew availability, no communication from airline nor airport on resolution or available options . Call the airline customer service was poor as they did not know severity of problem at the location . First time in 25 years of traveling that my faith in an airline or transportation center was completely lost."
Cons: "Absolutely no customer service or reasoning. You giys send us into Hurricane Irma, despite all warnings and devastation."
Cons: "2 hours duly"
Cons: "extra fees excessive"
Pros: "The crew is very polite and professional. The flight was on time and early to arrivals."
Cons: "Did not like having to pay for seat assignment. Although it said you do not have to pay and the airiline would seat you, your website would not let that. would not let you exit the site until you paid for the seats. The tray tables behind the seats are extremely small and fragile. The seats seem smaller than usual."
Pros: "on time good price"
Cons: "air hostess are rude, gathering and chatting all the time."
Cons: "They cancelled our flight and left us stranded in St Thomas! After waiting 4 hours in line at the airport they told us they would refund the money for the return trip only. No hotel, no food and no flight home. I will NEVER fly Spirit again! I can not believe they would treat people the way they did us!!"
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "After 7-8 hours of delay after delay they boarded everyone onto the plane, let us sit there for 5-10 minutes and then asked us get off the plane. They then proceeded to tell us due to weather our flight would be cancelled. I stood in line for 2 hours for them to tell me the next flight our was not for another 5 days. They also did not place me in a hotel, thankfully I had a friend that lived close to the airport and I was able to crash there. I asked for my money back and rebooked my trip with Deta airlines. I guess I learned my lesson the hard way."
Pros: "A few (very few) helpful clerks in the end that got me a seat home."
Cons: "Other than the usual Spirit surprise up charges for basic services included in other airlines (which should be factored into the Kayak search engines more clearly from the start), the seats did not recline and minimal leg room made for a very uncomfortable flight from FL to CA. The topping on the cake was a cancelled flight getting home Ft. Lauderdale to St. Thomas. The 1250pm flight was delayed to 6pm due to weather even though several other flights were flying that same route at that time. Then the 6pm flight was cancelled due to weather. It was the lack of professionalism, accommodations and communications that followed that were horrendous. They would not address the group directly so we had to find out from the people at the front of the line trying to rebook that there were no seats available until Saturday and Sunday. It was Weds. They were not going to accommodate us in any way with the exception of refunding us for that leg. In my case that would have been a little over $100. Flights on other airlines were over $700. Families who could not afford that cancelled their vacations to St. Thomas. People, like myself, that were simply trying to get home got booked on Sunday flights. They put us on stand by but were unwilling to give us seats that were available. Finally, on Friday with making enough fuss and talking to the right people they reluctantly gave us seats. It appeared that because we had seats on Sunday that we were in no way a priority. Very disappointed, mostly for everyone who was trying to visit my island and said they will never come here. Thanks Spirits."
Cons: "No free water . It's water common guys ! I got separated seat from my husband so I asked bording crew to see if it's possible to sit us together ? Without even looking at the computer - said no it's impossible."
Cons: "Everything about this airline sucks"
Cons: "I am boycotting spirit airlines. Their fees, bad service, poor treatment of customers and their own employees is unacceptable. I will be telling everyone I know to boycott as well."
Cons: "It didn't happen. Cancelled."
Pros: "Flight departed on time. Price of tickets was nice."
Cons: "Waiting for baggage took some time..."
Cons: "Again, the seating is not comfortable"
Cons: "First, they charged 50$ (!!!) for each check in bag while most airlines charge 25$. That is double! And for a domestic flight!! To top that, no one at the check in counter had told us that skateboards are not allowed on board (even though they saw us with it). We arrived at the gate, about to board the flight and a second before getting on the plane, we were told that we could not go on with the skate board. All this is while we see people take in strollers that are far bigger than a simple board with wheels. They claimed that it's a "weapon". It is as much a weapon as a stroller. They made us pay additional 65$ (!!!) just to throw it inthe bells with no wrapping or bag, and to sign a liability release so if it will break we wouldn't be able to sue. We felt completely ripped off! The only other option according to them was to pack it and board the next flight (of course this was a non- refundable flight). To top everything off- the airplane was old, they sold one seat to oversized people in a way that it was impossible to have your iwnspace and they didn't even serve water in a 3.5 hiur flight. It was a horrible experience and we wouldn't recommend spirit airlines to anyone ever. We ended up paying an extra 165$!!!"
Pros: "Cool laid back flight crew . Sometimes people aren't in the mood for overly happy go lucky individuals."
Cons: "Got to my flight early and had to wait an extra hour due to a flight delay . I can't control the weather but i did have a hard time gettting comfortable after finally getting on the plane amd frustrating that I got to LA two hours later than I had planned. Can kind of tell that the crew felt the same way..."
Pros: "crew was very friendly"
Cons: "Hard seats"
Cons: "I did not like the fact that my original flight from St Thomas to Ft Lauderdale was cancelled. Which essentially changed all of my travel plans. I do however understand that Spirit is a sub par airline. Therefore, I will no longer book any flights through them."
Cons: "This flight was cancelled, Spirit was unable/unwilling to book me on a flight on a different airline and I had to pay $344 out of pocket for a Jet Blue flight the next day. This was on Thursday, Spirit offered to get me to my destination on SUNDAY! They also did not pay for my hotel room so I had to pay for that out of pocket as well. Will never fly Spirit again. Spend the extra money and go with someone else - you'll probably end up having to spend it anyway!"
Cons: "Had to cancel late. I can understand having to pay for the fare. Not for the prepaid baggage fees. Not cool!"
Pros: "The Crew was awesome! I was assisted very well every time I had a query no matter how silly to someone else the question may have seemed."
Cons: "The natives of St. Thomas which has nothing to do with the airline or its crew was extremely "ghetto" loud and annoying. It's definitely a turn off when flying and for this reason i will be choosing another airline when traveling USA"
Cons: "Lousy delayed an hour which made me miss Flight from st Thomas to st Croix. Slept outside airport on sidewalk. Will avoid your airline. Will pay to not fly spirit"
Cons: "pay for small suicase,not snak not drink nothing...united airlines yes,airplane to simple not confort seats,no tv no movies nothing areall."
Pros: "The price of ticket."
Cons: "What where these people thinking about the seats & tray tables? They need to go back to the drawing board!"
Cons: "$50 Dollars for baggage is outrageous"
Pros: "The attitude's of the staff was excellent..."
Cons: "I didn't like the high prices for luggage and why I couldn't pay for my bag on line after going to your site repeatedly?!"
Cons: "Our flight was cancelled and we were stranded in the Dallas-Fort Worth airport to find out own way home to Tampa. Spirit refunded us our return flight but was of no help in our rebooking. This was the first and last time I will ever take this airline. They took absolutely no responsibility for their actions and had not concern at all for our well being. Terrible, just terrible. Shame on Spirit Airlines."
Cons: "On time. Fast check in"
Cons: "My flight was canceled and they didn't have another flight going out until four days after. I'm never booking with Spirit ever again."
Pros: "Flight was great and on time!"
Cons: "Baggage check was too long. There was not enough agents to manage the process and long line."
Pros: "I liked that this is a choice you can make for a cheap airline to get to a close destination."
Cons: "Everything is an extra charge including baggage that should be allowed and first come first serve for seating instead of paying 25 dollars or getting random seating. They were telling people that they were allowed only under the seat bag but no overhead (even though you were originally allowed to) and it was 100 dollars for the bag. The plane was delayed and no one knew why so they kept telling us that we were leaving later and later so I went to get dinner and all of a sudden we were boarding. They typed in our seat numbers and were delayed even more because there were people not from our flight on the plane and people were in the wrong seats. Everyone was angry and saying they will never take this airline again. I thought the whole process was ridiculous and definitely didn't impress."
Airlines flying from Austin to the U.S. Virgin Islands have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
Masks required on board, masks provided
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights