Cons: "Super cramped rows. No leg room at all. Delayed awaiting takeoff."
Cons: "Our flight was delayed two hours. We arrived safe but still, the delay creates such an impact on traveler’s plans. AA didn’t even offer bonus miles."
Cons: "Nothing really: standard AA service"
Pros: "Nothing. Crew on all four flights were rude."
Cons: "The flight attendant could have gone and gotten my meds or let me get my meds that I left at the at the gate"
Pros: "Flight was super short."
Cons: "Flight attendant stated that phones couldn’t be used for the duration of the flight; even in airplane mode The gate and terminal changed at least 5 separate times before boarding."
Cons: "Ask the ticket agent and flight attendants about changing seats and they weren’t helpful. Also their response was abrasive. Didn’t appreciate it!"
Pros: "The crew was great if bored out of their minds with little to do."
Cons: "Could have been on time."
Cons: "Individual TVs, perhaps"
Pros: "Crew was nice, especially the AE crew"
Cons: "No delays, there were 4, communication via text was nice, but a reason why so many delays would’ve been nice"
Cons: "My inflight entertainment wouldnt work."
Pros: "second flight was delayed about 30 minutes"
Cons: "Bring back the individual TV's"
Cons: "Be on time"
Cons: "You were late per usual. I wouldn’t have a job if I operated like you. It would be nice if there was some accountability"
Pros: "Crew was fantastic but seats lack padding which agrivated my tailbone."
Cons: "A second beverage service would have nice."
Pros: "The cabin crew"
Cons: "The gate agents were utterly rude and unprofessional. If you’re going to be so negative why work in customer service ?!?"
Pros: "MIA to EZE we got the priority seats and it was worth the extra expense."
Cons: "Honoring paid reservations. Our flight was cancelled and rescheduled 4 times within the last few days. Communication. No one emailed me or called me to give me options or to even tell me they were kicking me out"
Cons: "British Airways but the flights were operated by American Airlines who I've always had terrible experiences with. This was no different. TOTAL NIGHTMARE"
Pros: "WiFi was fast, entertainment was very good."
Cons: "Aesthetically the plane was a disaster. Broken tray table in my exit row seat. Poor updates regarding why flight was delayed. Boarding process was poorly managed by staff, who were more interested in cracking jokes with each other than doing their job. I find that unacceptable, given the situation."
Pros: "Service was American average. Not necessarily a good thing, but it could have been worse."
Cons: "Seats with more leg room required for people over 6' tall."
Cons: "Flight delayed 1h30, no food or beverage served!"
Pros: "Game of Throne as a boxset"
Cons: "if my return flight was by AA rather than another operator"
Pros: "Very helpful crew."
Cons: "Too often the video screen I’m given doesn’t charge up and it has to be replaced mid flight. This happened again during this flight when 2 screens didn’t charge and had to be replaced before the movie ended. The crew was helpful, but this problem is annoying."
Pros: "Nice new 737-800 w/ comfy seats, but the plane was nearly 40 mins late due to previous flights."
Cons: "The flight was fine, just be on-time."
Cons: "One crew member was rude, another confused. The grey blazer crew member was friendly"
Pros: "The only good thing on that plane was the crew. We where grounded in board for three hours because of a water leak in the kitchen... My seat had a hole were the ashtray used to be filled with garbage, the tray was filthy when I pulled it open, the overhead light didn't work"
Pros: "It was ok. Got there safe and sound. That's what counts."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Boarding system, come located entertainment o/b, non existan food/snacks"
Cons: "After getting us lined up for boarding we were told to wait due to maintenance."
Cons: "Flight was delayed & ultimately cancelled. Replacement flight required going to another airport. That flight too was delayed putting at risk our ability to make the BA flight to Lisbon. Therefore, we took AA flight to JFK and a TAP flight to Lisbon.did not take this flight."
Pros: "Once we boarded in philly"
Cons: "The amount of time on the ground"
Cons: "British Airways moved us to American Airlines. AA canceled the flight like two hours before the flight was scheduled to leave Baltimore to Philly. Never received any information from either British Airways or American Airlines.i was able to ctahc the second leg of the trip by driving to Philly Airport."
Pros: "Flight was on time and not cancelled."
Cons: "AA does not consider USPHS Officers as military despite beer mg defines as such in the Servicemember Civil Relief Act. All to make a dollar."
Pros: "Arrived early in CUN!"
Cons: "Food selection"
Cons: "The fact that luckily we checked the night before and had to drive to philly to catch flight"
Pros: "The inflight wifi and entertainment was ok"
Cons: "Inconsistent gate staff. Happened twice to. Me in the recent trip where a multi flight journey the first leg my luggage was fine to get in board, the second flight it was tagged as too big. I've seen massive pieces of luggage go through no problem and then a random person is stopped to have their bags checked in."
Cons: "Lost the flight because of TSA who didn’t care I was missing the flight and gate personnel who didn’t allow me to get on board while the jet was still there. A nightmare and my luggages are still somewhere..."
Pros: "One of the flight attendants was nice."
Cons: "AA is now trying to save money (presumably) by doing like Delta: forcing half of us to connect in Charlotte. Unfortunately, the Charlotte airport is not ready to accommodate so many people. The airport looks like it is being renovated, which is fine, but there is no tape/cones to mark off the renovated areas from the walkways. You literally walk through dirt and construction sites. I didn't even think that was legal in the US?! Anyway, maybe it will be worth it once the renovations are complete, especially if AA is going to use it as a hub."
Cons: "Lost luggage for more than 18 hours. Poor costumer service by baggage assistance: Too many issues to even mention it. Arrived in Cancun w/o luggages and connection to Cuba with another airline and no luggages for 2 weeks."
Cons: "I didn't have enough time and had to rush to get to me connecting flight. It scared me that I might not make it to the terminal and gate in time. thanks!!"
Pros: "Crew and actual flight were great but something was broken on the rear air conditioning unit. It was a full flight and 86F in Dallas and 77F in Columbia. I was seated in rear of the plane very very hot with all the people on the plane. I felt it was difficult to breath once we were on the ground in como. We were at the gate and everyone stood up to get off but the doors remained closed for awhile. It seemed to get even hotter."
Cons: "Crew was great and the flight was smooth."
Pros: "The crew were wonderful! Everyone was polite and accommodating. The entertainment available was on point. The food was both tasty and offered often."
Cons: "The seat were ok. There was not enough legroom, but honestly no airline has enough unless its business of first class. The Wi-Fi availability was misleading, though it did not advertise that it was free."
Pros: "Crew is usually very nice"
Cons: "Customer service is horrible. No tvs on the seats, no entertainment shown no options for snack except hummus privacy is no concern to American"
Pros: "Boarding was prompt, flight attendants polite and accommodating."
Cons: "If I am in business class and platinum status, why can't I use the lounge - which is only available to Platinum status going to LA or SF, Latin America but not to Cancun. American Airlines needs to change this policy."
Cons: "Flight was cancelled and we were never notified!"
Cons: "Plane was delayed due to a mechanical in Charlotte (Old USAir Airbus) then ground stop due to weather after it finally got to Baltimore. Loaded us up and then deplaned us. They brought out water and sodas while we waited. Then reboarded and got into Charlotte about three hours late. Lots of very unhappy people. They passed out 800 numbers to rebook. A lot of people missed connections."
Pros: "Crew was as communicative as possible about the delay process. Answered questions and suggested solutions for travelers who were affected by the delay."
Cons: "The maintenance crew delayed the flight by over an hour because they were not able to get a technician to the plane until an hour after the scheduled takeoff time."
Cons: "The worst airline. Poor customer setvice and every single fligt was delayed and they offered nothing."
Pros: "The flight was cancelled and they refused to pay for my hotel and food. They finally paid for the hotel but not food."
Great price, good. Service.
I caught the COVID19 virus. Had to cancel. Frontier charged an $80 cancellation fee per ticket. Could not have been worse! Everywhere else I have flown in the last 30 days (even with non-refundable tickets) gave a full change or voucher. HD8IPQ is my reference code.
The only thing I liked was the care of the flight crew. One of us is a disabled passenger and they didn't give special consideration for someone who is disabled and couldn't walk to the gate nor to the seat. Our seats were in the REAR of the plane. That's no place for a disabled person. Not even a window seat. Lack of communication to the special service assistants for a request of an aisle wheelchair to get to the seat. The flight was delayed and we were sitting in the plane for over an hour to wait to exit the plane. We were informed there was lack of staff at Orlando International Airport for Frontier Airlines, and we had to wait for other staff to come from another gate to get us off the plane and get bags to baggage claim. We were waiting in Baggage Claim to retrieve our bags for over 30 minutes.
Pros: "Not much."
Cons: "Checking was horrible. It didn't allow the printing of boarding passes so the lines were LONG and SLOW. Staffing not sufficient. After finally checking in and getting through security we realized we had to walk from terminal E to terminal A for the flight...not a short distance. And supposedly only 10 minutes until boarding was completed and doors closed. We raced, not stopping to grab a snack or drink thinking we could get something on the plane since the flight was 3.5 hours. Got to the gate and found this incredibly long line to board. The gate agent ignored those of us who paid for zone 1 boarding and just told everyone to board. We finally boarded and got comfortable, taking off about an hour late. After all that, the flight attendant announced that they had no food or drinks but if anyone wanted a bottle of water it was $2.99. Will never fly Frontier again."
Pros: "Direct 3 hour flight! Easy"
Cons: "Bring on time but not a biggie!"
Cons: "Social distancing guidelines should be applied on plane. Rather than leave 20+ seats empty, and cram everyone 6 to a row. Flight was over 2 hours delayed due to not having maintenance staff available. And then I was crammed in next to an oversized individual where we couldn’t even keep the armrest down."
Pros: "Poor information, bad acttitud and just one time providing water."
Cons: "Correct the previus points."
Pros: "The legroom we paid for."
Cons: "This time the attendant still wouldn’t let anyone in rows 2 & 3 place the carry on they had paid extra for in the overhead bins, but she didn’t make me put it under the seat in front of me (this losing the extra leg room we paid for), so I put it in a bin behind me. The plane was late, but the pilot made up most of the time, but then it took 55 minutes to get our luggage."
Pros: "The overall flight and crew was great no complaints"
Cons: "Your purse shouldn’t be considered a carryon unless it’s larger then the average personal carryon and one complimentary beverage and snack on flights over 2 hours"
Pros: "Everything was fine except the seats"
Cons: "The seats were uncomfortable"
Pros: "The crew was great. In a good mood and accommodated my requests. (For complimentary water and a trading card to remember my trip)"
Cons: "Seat was awfully uncomfortable. I’m only a slim built 5’9” woman and my knees were indenting the next seatback. And the aisle was too busy for me but that could have been fixed with paying for a window. I do not recommend flying in these economy seats for any longer than 2.5 hours."
Pros: "Fast Boarding"
Pros: "The flight was smooth and peaceful. Even the multiple babies on board were quiet."
Cons: "Flight got delayed 5 hours and I had to miss an event where I was going. No meal vouchers and they nickel and dime you for every little thing, EVEN WATER! MAKE SURE TO PREBUY BAGS! They will charge you DOUBLE at the gate."
Pros: "The hotel they sent me to"
Cons: "The flight was cancelled, they should have told us sooner."
Pros: "Price of flight was very reasonable"
Cons: "There wasn't any catering. I always look forward to my vodka cranberry."
Cons: "They lost my bag. Told me it would be there the next night...it wasn’t and they didn’t know where it was. Told me they’d reach out with updates...they didn’t. I had to call to find out it was in a different city from where I was going or where I live. Told me it would be on the next flight out in the morning...it wasn’t. Then did absolutely nothing to compensate me for this experience."
Pros: "Ease of boarding, and the fact that we took of 30 minutes late and still landed just about on time"
Cons: "Seats are a bit hard and don’t recline at all"
Pros: "Crew Is okay."
Cons: "As expected, anything extra (carry-on, water, food, etc) will be charged extra. Seats are small and do not recline"
Pros: "Misleading, deceptive, and price gougers!!! Worst airline on the planet... Plane was delayed because aircraft was Dented"
Cons: "No amenities... pay for everything including: carry on, soda in flight, and basic seating. Seats don't recline, food tray the size of playing cards, no technology - tv, Wi-Fi, FM radio. Will never use again, Staying with American Airlines or Virgin! Horrible landing, my wife thought she was going to fall out of the plane. Flying United was the worst until now."
Pros: "The flight was non stop at the time I was looking for."
Cons: "Frontier is definitely a NO frills airline. The seats are very hard and uncomfortable and they charge for everything. It was not a horrible experience, but not sure I would use this airline again I the future."
Pros: "Good flight crew. Early boarding if traveling with children. Couldn't beat the price."
Cons: "No free beverage service...not even water. Non-reclining chairs but surprisingly pretty comfortable"
Pros: "Nice price for airfare. Flight left on time and arrived on time."
Cons: "Paying for baggage ahead of time is tricky, perhaps purposely so. Read very carefully on the website when paying for bags. Carry-on bags cost extra if they are a certain size. Checked bags appear on website with carry-on bag selector beneath the checked bag graphic. That caused us to pay for the wrong one accidentally, with no way to cancel after paying."
Pros: "It was cheap"
Cons: "Flight was delayed hours. No snack or drink included at all."
Pros: "flight was smooth--good pilots"
Cons: "So I booked with frontier thinking it was a bargain price. Then they jack you with luggage charges including carryon. For 2 very small pieces of luggage I paid 85 extra both ways making this flight more than the other airlines. also excessive delays in boarding, luggage retrieval, and un-boarding that were so excessive (over 2 hours to get luggage in denver? and 1 1/2 hours to get to the gate in denver, then 2 hour delay on plane headed back to mpls. No chance I use these guys again"
Pros: "The customer service line was very helpful changing our flight"
Cons: "Other flights to the surrounding easy coast took off and our explanation was that the plane we were scheduled to fly out on couldn't fly in weather... from Denver, CO... in January"
Cons: "Absolutely awful experience. Arrived 3 hrs ahead of time to check luggage and the line was wrapped all the way around the airport. No one working to direct the lines. Only 3 people working to check luggage the week before christmas. Almost missed our flight because the line was so long. Was advertised as some free seating options but when checked into flight 24 hr ahead of time had to pay $16 a piece for middle row seats at the very back of the airplane. Flight was delayed 3 hrs because one of the flight attendants did not show up. Will never fly frontier again."
Pros: "Departed on time, arrived early."
Cons: "Long baggage check-in lines."
Pros: "everything was great"
Pros: "Everything else was great"
Cons: "The seats were uncomfortable"
Pros: "price reasonable"
Cons: "this was the most uncomfortable seat I have ever sat in. the upholstery was so thin, no head support , no leg room, ridiculously small tray table paying for a soda??? and then having a choice to tip"
Cons: "Frontier has a ton of hidden fees...including no free drinks/snacks on the flight, fee for carry-ons. Seats do not recline so you're stuck in 1 position the whole flight. Tray tables were the same size as an iphone."
Pros: "The plane didn't crash"
Cons: "Being in the second to last row, we heard the stewardess talk NONSTOP for an hour. Bear in mind this was a 7am flight. Also, it seemed that the taxiing on arrival took a long time"
Pros: "The original price"
Cons: "Carry on should be included in the price and it doesn't cost the airline anything for me to choose my seat. I shouldn't have to pay for it. The new seats are uncomfortable. I have seats like that in my aluminum flat bottom fishing boat"
Cons: "First off, it's ridiculous that after buying a ticket aboard Frontier online, nothing was mentioned before hand about purchasing a seat!!!! - really, what was the ticket supposed to cover. Then, large charges for a small carry-on and also a checked bag that I did online. Then worse, aboard the plane, I discovered that all cokes, etc. and peanuts, etc. had to be purchased. You talk about cheap and greedy. The flight back from Denver was even worse as it was running almost an hour and a half behind, then they switched gates, and after finally boarding at the other gate, we sat at the boarding gate for over an hour, with very little contact or explanation from the crew, not even offering passengers a drink of water."
Pros: "smooth flight."
Cons: "checked bags not available in timely manner $40. charge for 1 checked bag seemed excessive"
Pros: "Clean plane"
Cons: "No reclining seats No wifi No trays - what they call a tray is a total joke Seats too close together"
Cons: "Plane was late, newer plane has baby tray for fold down, no reclining seats and staff never came through plane except to collect trash. Think all that frontier cares about is $$$. Go with another airline who cares about the people. Rather sad used to be a good airline."
Pros: "Same as above."
Cons: "Seats are really really uncomfortable"
Pros: "The crew was very nice and boarded the plane quickly."
Cons: "Basically everything else was awful. The seats were the worst I've ever sat in on an airplane. There was something poking me in the back the entire flight. On an international flight there should be some sort of food options beyond m&m and rice krispy treats.... I ordered one, and they had none left. There wasn't even a magazine for me to look at while on the plane. Really disappointing experience from stem to stern"
Pros: "Crew was nice"
Cons: "Delayed flight, paying for carry on bags, no complimentary beverage for a 4 hour flight"
Cons: "Add on baggage charges ! Dont suck people in for base price then charge for a carry on !!!! Also web site didnt allow me to pay for bags and accept the discounted price !!!! The above practices are not sound and ethical business procedures ! Gail guzzo @ email@example.com"
Pros: "Plane didn't crash"
Cons: "Nickel and dime everything"
Pros: "It was cheap and left on time and arrived early. Crew was polite, pilot was funny. Can't really rate the food since I didn't buy any. There was no entertainment."
Pros: "The crew is always friendly and professional on Frontier. This was one of the smoothest landings into Denver I have ever experienced."
Cons: "Trying to fall asleep on a 4 hour flight sitting in a plastic seat is a challenge. Even if you pay for an upgraded seat, they do not recline. I believe that on these long flights they need to use a different aircraft that provides more comfort for the passengers. They also should offer the movies on the back of the seats like they used to. We're paying extra for these, so I don't understand why they aren't provided anymore."
Pros: "Affordable ticket"
Cons: "The flight could have been on time and they could have at least had less people on the flight because of COVID"
Cons: "If was on the time"
Cons: "Seats are very uncomfortable"
Pros: "Crew did just the minimum. We're not bad or good."
Cons: "They want to charge even for water."
Pros: "Nice crew. Easy flight"
Cons: "It seems very strange to pay for soft drinks, but I guess this keeps the costs down."
Pros: "Crew amazing but seat definitely no room.. my first time flying overall ok"
Cons: "Wider seats"
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: "friendly staff, punctual,"
Cons: "the trip ended up costing $120 USD more cause they charge $65 for carry ons and $65 for documented bags"
Pros: "Just one flight attendant on my rebooking"
Cons: "That the crew member went out of her way and got me taken off the plane after I ran from check in to the terminal to make the boarding. I was out of shape and I at every right before I started running the marathon to the gate, I got in the plane panting and sweating breathing hard, so of course I felt sick after I ran since I had a full stomach of food and I needed to purge. Because I ate, ran a long distance with two bags in my arms, out of shape, and purging the food after long strenuous attempt to get on the plane, I make it. They then escort me off. They just rebook my flight. No compensation for even my taxi that I had to take now 3 times to the air port. Unbelievable."
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."
Cons: "I was running late because I got out of work late and then there was unusually terrible traffic from DC to Baltimore mid-day. The website wouldn't work to check in, the phone line had a 2 hour wait.. so I got to the airport 45 minutes before the flight was supposed to leave and I couldn't check in at the kiosk. By the time I waited in line, they wouldn't check me in with 30 minutes before the flight left, even though it was mid day so the security lines were short and I had TSA pre-check. The customer service agent, the manager and the manager's supervisor were all rude and unhelpful. The only flight was the next day, so they wouldn't re-book on any other airline.. so I was left to go buy another ticket from American as I had to be in Minneapolis that night. I don't recommend Spirit out of Baltimore to anyone."
Cons: "Flight was delayed 30mins and than as they announced boarding would begin , the next minute they were canceling the flight . Flight was supposed to get in originally 8:15, than with the delay 8:45 .... and they said that it was canceled because of a flight curfew . Which is a lie because the curfew is 11:30 at not and you can still even fly the airline may be subject to penalty if repeat offender . So spirit canceled a full flight for no reason , leaving the only alternative to be a 12 hour flight the next day ."
Cons: "-The fees quickly added up to the same as other comparable flights. -We had booked two evening flights, both of which were rescheduled several times, then cancelled - pushing flights to the next day. -Please keep in mind that if they cancel your flight you are entitled to full refund of all amounts paid. -After refunding $900 in expenses, Spirit charged a $150 cancellation fee and some $40 strange fee. These amounts should not have been taken out for a refund when the airline is at fault and after some hassle, they refunded the full amount. -When you value your time, do not fly Spirit."
Pros: "Of course nothing."
Cons: "1. Lack of sufficient notice about flight cancellation. The notice was sent about 1:30 AM on Monday 6/3/17 for the 8:20 AM flight. Consequently I went to the airport and found out there is no flight. 2. It took 2 hours to get to the counter to get an alternate flight, which was 12 hours passed the scheduled arrival time at my destination. 3. Give sufficient notice for routine cancellations. 4. Reimburse the passengers for the total loss of time and hardships experienced for the very long delays."
Cons: "Told agents that my wife is Russian, but is a permanent resident, so they told me to put the resident card number on her reservation, but did not mention anything about her Russian passport being needed. So once we discovered that we needed my wife's passport, I contacted Uber to pick me up. take me home, so I could get her passport, but, since her reservation was in her married name, the agent had to redo her reservation to her maiden name and we missed our flight. Also, since I had already checked in with one bag, the bag made the flight without us, as it was not in the Houston airport."
Pros: "Crew were nice"
Cons: "I didn't like anything. Will never book with Kayak or spirit. My flight from Chicago to Minneapolis was cancelled and I have still not got my refund. Pathetic!"
Cons: "Myself and fifteen year old daughter exited plane from Ft. Myers to grab a quick bite to eat and upon returning to same plane with printed boarding passes and assigned seats our boarding passes did not scan correctly. At this time there was about 30 or so people behind us to board as there was plenty of time. We were asked to step aside and a employee was trying to figure things out. In the meantime ALL people in line were allowed on plane even though several had problems but were quickly fixed! At last second we were told to board the plane and try to find two seats. Only one was left on flight and we were told they had to leave and sorry but we must exit plane! Worst I have ever been treated by an airline ever in all my years of travel! I did get some money compensation, rented a car and drove 13 hours to Chicago! Awful way to end a vacation!"
Pros: "We were treated terribly by your airline and Flight Network. The flight schedule changed and no one told us."
Pros: "Friendly staff."
Cons: "The seats didn't recline which is inappropriate for a 5-6 hour flight. The tray was also so small I couldn't put my laptop on it to watch a movie. There was nowhere to plug into power so my iPhone (a backup for movies) died hours before we landed. Lastly, I was called to help assist a passenger who had fainted (I'm a doctor) and was offered nothing in return for my help. Not even a soda. I didn't offer to help in hopes of "free stuff," but the other airlines I have flown with have offered me a drink, some food, or even $ off my next flight as a thank you for my medical services."
Pros: "Totally so mad at check in on line 24 hours ahead of time - found out one piece of checked bags is $40, a carry on was another $20 and seat assignement was yet another fee. All this after buying a ticket! We had no idea there were so many other fees. The airport was was out of our way and we only booked the flight because the fare was lower. When we found at AT CHECK IN, 24 hours ahead of time about all the extr fees, we rebooked on another airline and said forget this airline, what a rip off! Never again will book this airline with all those hidden fees. It was excessive and not mentioned till check in. Bad business model!!"
Pros: "It was really, really cheap. Less than half of every other Dec 26 flight's cost."
Cons: "The terrible lines. The line to check my bag was horribly long-- even after the attendants made a line just for flights to my destination. There were just too few attendants working for how many customers needed to check bags or check in. Additionally, the seats were super small-- we were packed in like sardines. No amount of finagling or shifting would prevent me from touching either of my neighbors, even though I paid for extra leg room. And then you wanted to CHARGE for a CUP OF WATER. Not even a full bottle! I'm surprised you didn't charge for ice! All in all, I'm very disappointed. Won't be taking Spirit again."
Pros: "Absolutely nothing"
Cons: "This was my worst experience ever with an airline! I have flown with them previously so I know about the bag fees, etc., but I did not realize thus was a self-service airline! There is is no customer service. My flight was to depart at 6am and we boarded the plane , but were informed that there was no pilot/copilot so we all had to de-board and wait for one. First they said 9:00, then 10 and then 10:45. I asked about my connecting flight and was told to go and book another flight which meant go back to the ticketing counter outside security! The agents at the gate claimed they did not have that capability. I proceeded to walk, but I called spirit airlines instead and was did not have to book another flight because the flight would be refueling and continuing to New Orleans so I would be on the same plane, but the gate agents did not know this. . We finally boarded 6 hours later to depart at 12pm. When I arrived in Chicago, not only did I have a message indicating I needed to pick up my bag in Baltimore, but also there was not flight continuing to New Orleans! So no bag and no flight! I had to argue with the ticket agent in order to get a hotel for the night book me on the same flight the next day. No apologies or explanation was provided. They actually tried to blame my phone connection for the miscommunication with airline about the connecting flight! They would not refund any amount for my bag or flight since they were able to book me 24 hours later! That is no excuse for the poor service they provided! Never again will I use this airline!"
Cons: "Any things"
Cons: "I had 2 tickets booked for Boston on November 17th at 5:58pm. I tried to check in online for both travelers, but according to Spirit Airlines website, you cannot check 2 tickets from the same account. When I arrived at BWI airport and went to the Spirit Airlines desk the lady told me that the flight is closed even though it was still not boarding time yet. I explained to her what happened and asked for cooperation, but she just kept repeating that flight is closed and next flight is in 2 days, which I couldn't wait for, because of the scheduled appointments that I had in Boston. In general the service was terrible and the website platform didn't work right. I had tk pay $250 dollars for last minute ticket while I already lost the money for the first two tickets."
Pros: "The price is right for the base fare, but Spirit gets you with all the extra fees. Baggage cost is very high, and higher at the airport if you don't 'pre-purchase' bags to check online. The weight allowance for checked bags is only 40 pounds with massive fees for heavier bags, and they charge for carry on, too. Checking just one 30 pound bag doubled my total cost of flying, and it would have been more if I hadn't pre-purchased. They even charge for water on the plane, which I find really bad. Maybe it's just me, coming from Australia where you're legally required to provide free water, but this rubs me up the wrong way. They also charge if you need agent assistance to check in at the airport. The staff were all very polite and friendly, and the overall experience was fine, but the extra fees do NOT make it worth it. It makes the guests feel unwelcome and each extra step and extra charge makes the whole experience more stressful and complicated. You could pay a slightly higher base fare with United, for example, but probably save money with more generous baggage/check-in procedures, and have a worry-free experience, too. The staff were great; it's the company policies I have a problem with."
Cons: "Ridiculous fees and charges for every aspect of the flight. Not a fan. Probably won't fly with Spirit again."
Cons: "This shouldn't be under a cheap category. Considering that I had a carry on, I ended up paying and additional $120 for baggage. On my return flight I sat next to someone who for sure was on some sort of methamphetamine or heavy upper and could not sit still for a moment. or stop scratching herself. There is no phone line at all that gets you to a human to speak to... at all! So asking for specific flight details was impossible. To get a bottle of water on a 5.5 hour flight was $3 which is inappropriate. The seats do not recline and are small. If you do not pay for you carry on a head of time they will charge you $100 which is basically robbery. I will never fly spirit ever again."
Pros: "The crew was funny and even made jabs at the airline."
Cons: "This is my 4th bad experience with Spirit (I'm a glutton for punishment). I've yet to have a flight that was on time...something is usually broken on the plane (very nice to hear before boarding...if you board at all). It may seem like a great idea to lock in a great rate for the initial flight, but after fee upon fee...it just turns into an uncomfortable flight next to Bob who is complaining the whole time about his FIRST experience. I keep thinking I'll give them another try, but unfortunately this was my last attempt. Catch ya on the other side, Spirit."
Cons: "Flew bwi to download and as we were landing the flight attendant announced flight connections and then she said "all of you going to New Orleans can't tell you want happened to your flight over the intercom". Then they said nothing else. About 20 of us went to the gate e18 for the flight and the gate sign said On Time and the plane was there however it was 1pm and boarding was supposed to start and no gate agents and no crew ever showed up. A nearby gate said they cancelled the flight. No emails or text from Spirit. So I had to rebook on American to New Orleans and run across tour terminal C for a 149pm flight. Will be asking for a refund and will never book Spirit again and may decide to use kayak less for flights and just use standard United or delta direct websites. Joe"
Pros: "The cabin crew and pilot wert wonderful!"
Cons: "Checking in was a nightmare! The self serve kiosk was at the counter and we had to wait in line with full service to even get to one, that took almost 40 minutes, then tsa had an unbelievably long line and took another hour! We got to the gate just in time for final boarding call. The flight crew announced they were going to close doors but changed their mind to continue "refueling" and let almost fifteen more people on! If I had been one of those people who got to the gate to be told boarding was completed I would have been furious! They needed to wait for those people, still it delayed our flight about 20 minutes. The flight itself was a little bumpy, definitely an economy airline."
Pros: "While I appreciate the cheaper price point for the flight, it reminds me a lot like a doctor with no bedside manner. Sure you need the service and sure you need an operation, but he could careless about how you feel. You are not his main priority. Spirit Airlines is a militant first-order type that sees its money-paying customer as a means to an end. 2 contrasting points of view: Delta V. Spirit One time I flew on a Delta flight that was late arrive to the gate by 30 minutes. The gate attendants wheel a giant cart out full of snacks, soda, and the like. They announced the situation and gave us all the opportunity to have as many snacks as we wanted. This past flight I flew on Spirit. At both Baltimore and Atlanta the gate attendants didn't give us any clue about our flights until it had arrived. Our first flight was delayed by 1 hours. Then 2 hours. Then an hour before the flight, I got an email that said it would be on time. Thankfully the email also had the gate number because Spirit obviously won't even spring for a working screen at their gate. We moved to the right gate to find they didn't even have a screen with any information. The flight back from Atlanta was pretty much the same, except they had a working screen (which is a plus.) Our flight was delayed and didn't arrive until our departure time. The gate attendant never told us this. We understood it was late because we could see no plane at the gate."
Cons: "The cheaper price point."
Pros: "I received a phone call from Spirit representative John who left a message stating that my departure flight time has changed and to call back. Upon vsll back I spoke with s female (did not get her name) who told me there will be s two hour delay, flight leaves Baltimore at 9:24 pm. Also told me to go back to website to print nee boarding pass and there will not be a 2 nd charge for the seat. When I logged back in around 6:40pm, (extended my workday so I didn't wait around at the terminal), there were no changes to the original departure time for the flight. So, I called Spirit again, spoke with Todd - I'D#41987 who said, no - flight 443 leaves at 7:42pm! Hence, I requested s refund and cancelled. There was no way that I could get to the airport in time for the flight. I didne request a Saturday morning flight because at that point, I lost total faith that there wouldn't be issues on the return flight from Florida. I will never, NEVER again make any travel plans that include Spirit. All they are interested in is signing people up for the credit car offering bonus fly poinft??? Duh!"
Cons: "See above..."
Cons: "The check in process for horrific. We waited in line for more than an hour and we were at the front of a line that was at least 3 hours long. The counter was understaffed. Supervisors were not available. Counter staff told us the rest of the staff was "hiding in the back" because they did not want to deal with the problems out front. The seats were very uncomfortable and did not recline at all. It might have been worth it if the flight really was as cheap as the original price, but once you paid for your seat, checked bags, and carry on bags, the cost was comparable to the major airlines. Never again. We are considering buying one way tickets home at the counter for extreme amounts of money just to avoid flying home with them."
Cons: "I missed the flight due to circumstances beyond my control and called Spirit right as the flight was taking off. They had marked me as a no show despite my having checked in and told me there were literally no options to fly later and that I would have to buy entirely new tickets. Not only that, but I couldn't even take the return flight because they were cancelling the entire itinerary! The customer service line was rude as well. I fly frequently and I have never been treated like this by an airline. It was a hugely stressful and frustrating experience, and at the end of it I was not only out the money I had paid for the Spirit ticket but also had to pay for a brand new round trip ticket at great expense. I am extremely displeased."
Pros: "Nothing good about this airline... It is a horrible airline run by rude inconsiderate people who try and rip you off with hidden fees and services! Their business motto is "Let's trick our customers into paying more and then lie to them when they ask simple questions" That's not a good way to run a company and quite frankly I don't understand how they're still in business.... See my bad review section for more details"
Cons: "The flights were delayed both ways on the round trip, the first flight by 3 hrs and the return flight 1 hour. Both flights were not delayed due to weather because it was nice out. Just poor management. Our return flight was delayed when I woke up that morning and all day it remained delayed on their website. Until 2 hrs before the flight it was switched back to ontime. We called Spirit to confirm and they said it was ontime. So we had to rush out of the house and skip the dinner my father in law made everyone because the airport is an hour away. We got to the airport only to find the flight was delayed on the board. We went to the gate and the Spirit employees kept assuring us the flight was not delayed even after the scheduled time the flight was suppose to leave they continued to lie and were completely dishonest with everyone on the flight. Very rude customer service and they would just ignore people and walk down the runway and shut the door so they wouldn't talk to us or give anyone an update. We could have gone and had dinner had they not lied to us about the departure time. Just the worst airline I've ever dealt with in my life... they may be cheap but you get what you pay for... and any upfront cost for the ticket is false advertising because once you purchase the ticket you then have to pay for a carry on bag, you have to pay to pick a seat on the plane, you have to pay to check in when you're at the airport, and you have to pay for any services on the plane including the "complimentary drink or snack." Their seats on the plane do not recline at all to make things more comfortable either. I will never fly them again and I warn anyone else who might think saving $50 on the ticket price is worth it cause they get it back in the end and then some!"
Pros: "Cheap flight, no waiting to print boarding pass."
Cons: "The flight was slightly delayed, but the gate agent did not seem to know about it and the email was sent well after the scheduled boarding time. It was completely unnecessary for me to run through the airport. The same thing happened the last time I flew from BWI to Logan with Spirit."
Pros: "I liked that I never flew with this airline."
Cons: "My flight that was supposed to be only two hours from Baltimore to Atlanta never happened. Upon arrival to check my bag, a mere twenty minutes after receiving an "on time" email from the airline, they canceled the flight. Not delayed, straight up canceled it. The next flight offered to me would be two days later arriving late Saturday night and with a layover. Their customer service was terrible, no one cared that they were putting so many people out from families to single travelers. It was nuts. I eventually got a refund and flew out the next day on a different airline, vowing to never book with Spirit again."
Pros: "I liked that I had a whole row to myself regardless of the ticket lady being dramatic of not being able to board due to a full flight..."
Cons: "I was flying to Chicago for a wedding. I only had a backpack to take on the flight with me. I arrived at my gate with 20mins to spare. Reweind to when I was in line getting my boarding pass... the person at the check-in said I needed to arrive to the gate and ask for a seat. I thought ok, no big deal. She asked if I wanted to pay for a seat, I said that I just wanted a random seat rather than paying for a specified one. Had I known that there was a chance of not being able to board I would have gladly paid the extra fee for a seat. I had to arrive in chicago that morning - as the wedding was at noon. I could not fly Friday due to work and being a recent graduate I didn't want to ask for a vacation day. Fast-forward and I'm at the gate and there's a line of about 4 people. I'm second in line when the ticket counter person says to step aside if we have no seat on our boarding pass. There was a total of 6 or 7 people that stepped to the side. Someone asked her if we would be getting our seat number soon and she became so upset and rudely said there's a chance this flight may be booked and that we probably should have paid for a seat to secure one. Confused. I asked the people by me if somehow I got mixed up flying standby?? They said nope, that they had tickets bought way in advance just like me and that apparently we might be missing this flight. I couldn't believe it. A panic set-in and I didn't know what to do. I was too afraid to ask the lady anything she kept raising her voice at customers who didn't pay for their carry-on beforehand. It got so bad a man asked her for her name and was going to complain about her treating of customers. Sadly, I didn't catch her name. I just don't understand why she works for Spirit if she's going to be upset at everyone. It was 6-7am and no one should be that unhappy in the morning. Anyway, 5 minutes before the plane closed and was ready to leave, she looked at the small group and said ok go in, and to hurry and pick a seat. I got in the plane and tried sitting in the first seat open and would you believe it there were at least 25 seats open... All the drama she made for that many seats?! Crazy. Crazy world. Not a great experience with Spirit Airlines I tell ya. Truthfully speaking, I would not recommend Spirit Airlines to anyone not would I fly with you all again. I'd much rather pay a little extra for Delta, AA, or JetBlue. Best wishes on future customer reviews! -Tracy"
Pros: "It was a short flight that got me to my destination."
Cons: "Outrageous fees for stupid things ($55 for a carry-on bag, really??) In the end, I don't believe I saved any money taking this supposedly budget airline, and it was a far worse experience than if I had just taken United. The website didn't work when I tried to check in, and the people at the check-in counter were rude and unhelpful. The boarding crew didn't bother to make any announcements when our flight was a half hour late. It took well over an hour for us to get our bags once we landed, and Spirit's baggage customer service people yelled at us for asking about the status of our bags. They say you get what you pay for, but I ended up paying a lot and getting nothing for it. Won't be taking Spirit again."
Pros: "The main flight attendant kept saying how much better Delta is than Spirit, so don't expect much, which was funny the first time, but then it got obnoxious. Whatever--people seemed to think he was amusing."
Cons: "Ir order to print your boarding pass, you have to have an email address and password and pretty much sign up for their barrage of email messages. I don't think you can have them email your boarding pass to you, and if you don't have one, they charge you at the airport. With the $42 fee for suitcase (which I don't understand) I really think it's worth the extra money to fly a real airline. Also took longer than usual to get suitcases when we landed at MSP. Oh, and they're so cheap they didn't post the flight number by the gate, and it was a half hour late leaving."
Pros: "Absolutely nothing."
Cons: "We were told that our flight was delayed, with no explanation. Then, we were told it was weather. However, weather in Boston was clear and then slightly stormy. They said it was a 'ground stop' which is for severe weather. People waiting for passengers in Boston said that the weather was not severe. Then, after waiting for hours, with a plane at our gate, our flight was canceled, without explanation. People received conflicting information from, a cabin pressure issue, to a severe smell aboard the plane, to a ground stop in Boston. Spirit could not book us on another flight or a different airline until potentially late the next day (we didn't wait in the 2-hour line to find out). This is the last time I will fly with Spirit. Budget tickets shouldn't mean budget service and lies."
Pros: "I will say it was on time, maybe even early."
Cons: "I had heard bad things about Spirit, and I just attributed it to their piecemeal charging. Having flown substantially, I've accepted that as where things are headed. Though I will say I was surprised they charge you a different price online for a carry-on, and continually increase at different steps. So $45 online to add a carry-on to $110 while boarding. Like I said, that doesn't bother me so much. The seats are the most uncomfortable. I can't believe this is modern cushioning. And when I asked for a pillow, offering to pay, the flight attendant literally laughed aloud and said, "This is Spirit." So even the employees know how bad this airline is."
Cons: "Seats were so small it was impossible to feel comfortable. Could not sleep because seats would not recline. Was rubbing shoulders with a NOT fat but thin lady next to me whole return flight and she bumped me several times when moving around. She was small is my point yet we still rubbed each other. You charge for water!!! You couldn't pour a5 free cup of water, really! You charged for bags & if I had known it was $42 per person each way, ONLY IF you paid in advance, I would have chosen another carrier. For some reason I didn't notice this very fine print when I purchased the tickets but it was very promentnt when you emailed precheck in email. On top of paying for a carry on your staff at the airports still tried to charge me on each leg of the flight - horrible service!!! At check in on return I saw a group of young people get surprised they had to pay to check in their skateboards, so it became clear your company is scamming people for checked baggage at the airport regularly because people are missing the fine print on baggage fees. If I add $84 round trip bag fee plus carry on fee all of a sudden your no better deal than other carriers and their planes are more roomy, seats recline, and they will serve you beverages. People can't fly 5 hour flights without something to drink!!!. I'll be sure to share my disappointing experience with everyone I know."
Pros: "Nothing - this was the most uncomfortable plane I've ever flown in."
Cons: "I was shocked upon entering this plane - it was the least comfortable, most creepy plane I've ever boarded and flown in. The seats were crammed in as close together as possible. The seats themselves were rigid, with a hard back and little padding, did not recline at all, had only a tiny tray table the size of a large cell phone, and instead of a seat back pouch there were just a few elastic bands. I put my water bottle inside the elastic bands and a flight attendant told me 'those document retention straps are not for your water bottle'. I was not impressed. The 'unbundlers' branding effort that Spirit makes did not in any way convince me that I was getting a better value. It was also a huge annoyance to have them attempting to sell us spirit airlines credit cards for the last 20 minutes of the flight."
Pros: "Crew stayed friendly despite an annoying delay. Information about the delay was first shared quickly (by the pilot I think)."
Cons: "After not even boarding before our departure time and then being told to deboard and wait two hours, there were several concerns. 1) The staff who handled boarding weren't articulate in the process and came off rude. 2) By the time we deboarded, all the kitchens were closed and even snack places were closing. So everyone who was now upset and hungry. 3) When it was time to board again, no announcement was made over the loud speaker, despite several of us getting confirmation that would happen when we first got off. 4) If it was my company, and I would have noticed the terminal was closing the shops and would have offered complimentary beverages to passengers during the flight. Almost everyone I talked to or overheard directly expressed their dissatisfaction with Spirit airlines and vowed they would not be using them again. An unexpected free soda would have been a cheap way for you to sway some people to give it another shot."
Cons: "Customer service was absolutely terrible. I thought that the walk-up fee for luggage would be $35/45 but when it was $50 I gave a shocked expression. Which, that's fine if it was advertised that way (I'm sure it was). But when the lazy desk attendant, who was doing nothing but holding a wall up, says "I can't believe people are shocked when you tell them that, it's like come on you know." I'm fine with you saying that when I'm gone, but when people are standing right there and can hear you while you are acting like they aren't even standing there....that is when you have a customer service issue. Although I wanted to lash into him, I felt like it wasn't worth it and much below my level, and I apologize for not gathering that person's name so you may address this properly. Understandable that there are delays, but there shouldn't be a delay EVERY time that a person fly's on a certain airline. I'll try to print tickets online and it says error, but then need to have a discussion about why I am not paying $10."
Pros: "There's a baggage fee that should've been mentioned by KAYAK!! When I first check online it was $25 then I check again it was $40 then when I tried to pay it in person it became $50. The agent that help people at the counter was very rude, they don't have no people skill whatsoever. They moved the gate which is fine..... But the previous flight just got off and they don't even bother to clean the plane because they were running late. Granted the stewardesses are polite and the pilot is really good..... It was a smooth ride and landing...... But it was supposed to be a 5 hour flight...... I was supposed to be in Vegas by 9:45pm..... But now is 1:45am and I'm still in the plane waiting for the gate to be open...... 4 hours delay........ !!! It just turn to be a 9 hours flight!! Almost double the time!!! Ridiculous!!!!"
Cons: "Hidden fees!! Poor customer service!!! Bad experience!!!"