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BWI — SJO
Sep 23 — Sep 301
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February

High season

July

Cheapest flight

$135

Average price round-trip

$413

Good deal round-trip

$408

Good deal one-way

$444
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Top 4 airlines serving Baltimore/Washington to San José Juan Santamaria Intl

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American AirlinesOverall score based on 48692 reviews
7.5Boarding
7.1Comfort
7.9Crew
6.9Entertainment
6.7Food
Airline reviews
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"
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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."
Cons: "Lots of delays and sometimes confusing communications from the airlines about departure times."
Pros: "Uneventful"
Cons: "On time departure"
Pros: "Crew"
Cons: "Be on time"
Pros: "Nothing"
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 nice, entertainment was good"
Cons: "Food was mediocre"
Pros: "Once boarding, we didn’t wait long for take off."
Cons: "Being on time."
Pros: "Crew fine. Plane ok. Legroom better than usual."
Cons: "Re-routed mid flight and forced delays. AA has been awful all holiday weekend."
Cons: "Larger plane. Had to crouch all the way to my seat. Seat was comfortable enough."
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: "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: "My luggage was delayed. I received it the day after"
Pros: "Game of Throne as a boxset"
Cons: "if my return flight was by AA rather than another operator"
Pros: "The flight crew was pleasant!!!"
Pros: "The agent at checkin was so kind, nice, professional and superb...I will always fly American Airlines....you have the best checkin agents, best gate agents (super funny yet professional) and also the flight crew was absolutely amazing!"
Cons: "baggage claim in Costa Rica is terrible service...but that is the airports fault since this happens with other airlines.....something has to0 change!!!!"
Pros: "It s american!"
Pros: "4 flights and all of them in middle uncomfortable seats. I requested aisle seats many times and counter agents were unhelpful and rude."
Cons: "Better seat options and more comfortable seats"
Cons: "No personal entertainment for an international flight."
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."
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: "The crew was very nice and friendly"
Cons: "There was a technical difficulty with the plane, which made a short delay in our flight."
Pros: "Crew was very nice."
Cons: "WiFi was not gogo; entertainment system didn’t work - no audio. They rebooted it multiple times but it would not work. No compensation was offered and the entertainment in the app did not work either."
Pros: "0ntime quick boarding"
Cons: "cost to check baggage"
Pros: "Boarding process was fast and organizedfor the most part(people for lines before they are called)"
Cons: "No food or entertainment, but I do understand given the duration of the flight!"
Cons: "Turbulence throughout the entire flight, couldnt sleep, and they didnt offer any snacks because of this"
Pros: "On time departure, this flight tends to get delayed, not this time. Good service and pleasant flight."
Cons: "I prefer personal entertainment systems."
Pros: "Once we boarded in philly"
Cons: "The amount of time on the ground"
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: "Can’t say anything good"
Cons: "When boarding crew was rude because carry on did not fit the overhead compartment. No options to choose from for entertainment. Flight was delayed almost an hour while sitting in plane. Food options almost nonexistent"
Pros: "Nothing"
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."
Pros: "Great and safe"
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."
Pros: "Not at all"
Cons: "I made the reservation without knowing that Americans airlines has a boarding number 9 where you are NOT allowed any carry on. Awful lesson. You are given the worst seat and you cannot store any thing in the overhead compartment. Or there make you pay $60.."
Pros: "Boarding was fast and smooth. The flight was great, seat was comfortable."
Cons: "Inadequate overhead baggage space."
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: "Comfortable and smooth"
Cons: "N/A"
Pros: "Very nice in flight staff"
Pros: "the clerk at the boarding desk was kind"
Cons: "delayed"
Cons: "Flight was cancelled and we were never notified!"
Cons: "More options with first class food"
Pros: "Wonderful"
Cons: "Great"
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."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"
Pros: "Everything was perfect."
Cons: "."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The worst airline. Poor customer setvice and every single fligt was delayed and they offered nothing."
Pros: "Inflight movies"
Cons: "None"
Pros: "The food and the crew"
Cons: "Entertainment system, it is outdated"
Pros: "The crew in first class was amazing. Friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Vegetarian food on first."
Pros: "Amabilidad de la tripulacion"
Cons: "Podrían dar comida, el viaje no es tan corto. Aire acondicionado demasiado frío, muchos pasajeros solicitaron regular l temperatura, no habían suficientes mantas"
Pros: "Nice crew, good take off and landing"
Cons: "We were an hr late taking off."
Cons: "United has always been good to me."
Cons: "Flight was canceled due to United's mismanagement of crews."
Pros: "Boarding on time"
Cons: "It was a decent flight"
Cons: "No screens in the seats. Food options are the usual limited fair"
Pros: "Comfortable seats with screens"
Cons: "Mediocre snack"
Cons: "I didn't get to get on the flight."
Pros: "The sleeper seats. Flight attendants"
Cons: "Temperature during the entire flight was too cold! Food was not great for a first class flight!"
Pros: "Nothing"
Pros: "Más espacio, al menos una película que ver, y algún bocadillo por ser un vuelo de tantas horas"
Pros: "Arrived early. Airline offered free bag checking when plane looked full"
Cons: "Size restriction on personal item was smaller than other airlines, causing me to use a smaller backpack than I would have prefered."
Pros: "Short trip"
Cons: "Rude crew"
Pros: "My seat neighbors were friendly. I didn't take a look at the provided entertainment since I had had to wake up at three in the morning."
Cons: "As far as refreshments are concerned, I wish there was a bit more variety in the provided snacks, and the drinks cart came more often."
Cons: "Heading from BWI to Newark to Boston on 9/29 on United. There were delays at Newark airport which lasted about an hour, and meant that we would be super tight getting in for our connecting flight. We had been told ahead of the departure of the delayed flight that there would be someone on the ground at Newark monitoring the delayed connecting flights, in case a flight needed to be held. Well, we actually landed about 15 minutes before our connecting flight was due to take off. However, we quickly found out that not only were the gates closed early, but the flight tracker was showing the flight had actually left early. There was clearly no communication between on the ground crews, and everyone working at the airport once we landed seemed confused about the situation. By the time we got within eyeshot of our gate, the gate agents were telling us that the Boston flight was already closed. This meant that no one was even monitoring the situation for us, and that they made no effort to hold the plane for the five of us who were supposed to be on that flight. Additionally, that was the last flight to Boston from Newark, so they literally didn't give one iota of care for our situation. I had a 10am wedding to attend that next day, and even after telling the agent this information she still asked me whether I wanted to get on a 10:38am flight to Boston, which made exactly zero sense. After all of this, she ended up getting me on a flight into manchester (that flight had been delayed for 3 hours by this time, and was delayed again after I was booked on it) which landed at 1:24am, a full two hours and some change after I would have landed in Boston, and a full hour away from Boston. Luckily, my boyfriend had his car and was able to pick me up. I finally got to Boston around 2:45am. My suggestion to the airport crews is to actually communicate when you have issues like this. It wasn't our fault, but we were greatly inconvenienced and they did not make an effort to prevent the situation at all. Adding to this, our pilot for that first flight told us that the reason for the first delay was that Newark was congested with too many flights into and out of the airport. THAT is entirely their fault for not being able to properly gauge their own capacity and should not have ended up inconveniencing passengers! I end all this with an additional inconvenience- when I arrived for my flight on Sunday at 4:40am for a 5:55am flight back to DC, I was told that my return flight had been CANCELED. Somehow, in rebooking me on the flight to Manchester. So I had to spend 30 minutes on the phone with United to get that fixed at 5 in the morning and nearly missed my return flight due to crew incompetence as well."
Pros: "Entertainment worked on this flight! And once again, I had an empty seat next to me - that's always a huge plus so I can stretch a bit."
Pros: "The flight crew was very attentive and friendly. Probably one of the nicest crews I have encountered on my flights."
Cons: "Me and this other person were waiting in the back for the two bathrooms to become available. We waited over 10 minutes."
Pros: "Flight attendants were pleasant."
Cons: "No snack or drink was offered."
Pros: "Not a good wifi connection. Could not access wifi using my united mileage plus account. System wouldn't accept or recognize my account number and I was locked out of my own account. Also wanted to access both my laptop and cellphone email acct but was locked out. Very irritating. Unable to get the work done that I had scheduled."
Cons: "At the plane door, the crew had me check a carry-on bag, saying they had no more room in the plane. When we got off the plane, others were pulling two and three items out of the overhead storage compartment."
Cons: "Didn't maker it to our destination."
Pros: "Seat was comfortable"
Cons: "Seat too narrow and not enough leg room"
Pros: "The flight attendants were courteous. Boarding was quick and seamless."
Cons: "The room was very tight and seems like we were shoved into a plane and into our seats if if we were cattle. Flight was as expected dull and uncomfortable."
Pros: "Short flight, so no food or entertainment"
Pros: "Despite delay, pilot made up time in air and we made our connection in Denver. Advice to download United app for free entertainment ahead of takeoff meant we didn't miss the chance to offer movies to our kids on flight. In-flight crew was incredibly friendly/helpful."
Cons: "Gate attendant was INCREDIBLY unfriendly - made no eye contact or completely ignored our verbal greetings/thanks during early boarding w/ our young child. Delayed an hour out of Baltimore, we were worried we'd miss our connection."
Pros: "I usually don't fly with unites but based on there standard services I can see why. They are on the equivalent of spirit but more expensive."
Pros: "Kindness of employees. Bathroom was mostly tidy. Pilot was good."
Cons: "Surprise check bag fee even though it was small carry on and I had no other carry on. Happened both ways for total of $50. Felt like I was taken advantage of. You had to pay for any entertainment. Only food was a tiny bag of pretzels for a 6hr flight. Also maintenance delay."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Beth legs of the flight were delayed. The first delay causing me to miss my connecting flight and he second causing me to miss an import an important dinner in Boston."
Cons: "When sitting straight up in the seat, my knees hit the seat in front of me. United seems to be making the space between each seat terribly close."
Cons: "Employee deleted my reservation"
Pros: "Direct flight to O'Hare. On-time departure and arrival. Clean, efficient"
Cons: "No extra creature comforts."
Cons: "Maintenance delay, asked attendant to have the gate wait for a few of us to board and she seemed more worried about me being in my seat during our 30 minute wait on the runway after a 15 minute delay"
Pros: "Horrible Nightmare"
Pros: "Attendants were amazing"
Cons: "We spent the whole delay on the plane and wasn't notified of a problem until after an hour. A lot of my time was wasted. That's not okay. Keep your customers informed."
Cons: "Major maintenance delays made the 0600 flight take off late and missed our connection so had to go to a later flight, then that flight also got maintenance delays so our 8 hour trip took closer to 15 hours..."
Pros: "The boarding process is terrible, because communication breakdown is inevitable. The crew on the plane are sometimes rude, and have no patience when passing seated passengers. One air hostess constantly bumped into my arm like a bull as she passed walking down the isle. Entertainment is practically non-existent on long flights unless you pay for it. Two of my flights were cancelled last minute with little to no remorse, and I had to wait 2 days to catch the next flight. That flight was even delayed more than an hour. I was sick by time I reached my destination. Overall, United would not be my 1st choice due to bad experiences numerous times."
Pros: "Just the crew"
Cons: "Now when I fly united i feel like flying with spirit or jet blue o any other cheap airline, they charge for everything but sodas. They don't even carry blankets. The fact that for a long (3h- 4h and 5h) flight (took 4 overall during the holidays) united didn't offered ONE movie for free at least was very disappointing. Not one of my flights were on-time!"
Pros: "Great customer service.. Comfortable flight and smooth landing!"
Cons: "Paying for one check in bag..."
Pros: "Good crew"
Cons: "The usual. - crowded, smelly"
Pros: "They helped me when my flight was delayed."
Cons: "The fact that they kept us on the plane for over an hour trying to fix a problem only to say that they didn't know when it would be fixed. They were lousy at explaining the problem and kept saying the same thing over an over. They basically told us there was a missing screw and they couldn't find it or reach it."
Cons: "I never made it on the flight due to weather conditions they couldn't even hold the flight, and then when I have to get my own accommodations had to pay for my own hotel that is not cool"
Pros: "Loved it."
Pros: "Staff was uniformly helpful and polite. I travel w a scooter and they were helpful coordinating its transport."
Cons: "This flight was 2+ hours delayed. We were repeatedly told that it was due to weather in Chicago. I don't understand that. The weather was fine in Chicago and flights from BWI to Chicago Midway on other airlines were on time. I felt that this was a fabricated eccude."
Pros: "The accuracy"
Cons: "The chairs"
Pros: "the fact we could get tv & movies on our own devices and watch our own choices"
Cons: "Very hard to get it working, not enough choices. I don't watch "stupid comedy" or slasher stuff or news. I look for uplifting, "family" fare. Couldn't get Creed to play, tried on 3 flights"
Cons: "Nothing"
Cons: "Not enough leg room for tall passengers"

I did not like the way they do I usually travel with my carry on bags But frontier did not allowed me to travel with it And they cleark are not friendly sometimes They pissed me off

The flight attendants were very nice and helpful. Everything else about the flight was sh!t.

They miss my baggage.

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: "Nothing."
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."
Cons: "Frontier charges for the first carry on after your personal bag. Aside from that, no issues."
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: "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: "I have never ridden a more terrible airline in my life."
Cons: "Not a 4+ hour delay. Or charging you for literally every possible thing."
Pros: "Fast boarding, luggage arrived and undamaged"
Cons: "We were delayed almost 4 hours with no explanation"
Cons: "No info. Why it was delayed. No apologies. No free drinks, nothing. Delayed 2 hours."
Pros: "It was a direct flight and the price was good"
Cons: "The flight was delayed several times: 11:30 pm to 2:07 am to 3:17 to 4:20, but we eventually did take off at 3:00 am. Gates were also changed a few times. No one I spoke with received the same information on the delay - I was told environmental issues, others were told mechanical, crew or no idea. People on a number of other Frontier flights appeared to have the same issues - two flights were directed to our original gate before we were moved, a bunch of unhappy travelers. No other carriers seemed to be having delay issues."
Pros: "Quick boarding. Nice staff. You can pre pay Your luggage and pick a seat for a upgrade through the app. Very affordable."
Cons: "Unfriendly staff, paying for my Carry on luggage was ridiculous. $45.00 for Each carry on was very unexpected. Then my flight was cancelled on my way home. Had to scramble and got a different airline at last minute... Had no issues with the Other airline. Will most likely not use frontier as my top 10 choices."
Pros: "The comfort was as good as it was in my review because I had the whole row to myself. There is more padding on bus seats. And I avoided paying for a carry on and a checked bag by strategically packing in the largest purse I have... Saved $70."
Cons: "There's no padding and baggage is expensive. Thankfully my stay isn't longer so the baggage thing is doable."
Pros: "It was a regular flight"
Cons: "Be prepared to pay for free consciences with other airlines"
Pros: "Got me from Austin to Chicago without a layover"
Cons: "Delayed flight without a reason given. Boarding occurred in a very haphazard way. The crew was pleasant. BUT they charge for your carry on - so women: bring a small purse that you can stuff in your actual carry on. You pay for your seat, and that's it! Zero leg room (esp. if you have a carry on) beverages for purchase. Got to ORD and sat on the tarmac for 30+ min. Because they didn't have a gate for us. Pay the small amount extra to fly with Southwest or American."
Cons: "Delay delay delay. Was not aware of all the costs added on, with paying for carry on, and water. Even the staff seemed to know the airline was not worth anything. No pride in their work or workplace."
Pros: "Flight leave on time and arrive early in Madison"
Cons: "No food/snack included with fare"
Cons: "The crew was extremely nice. The plane seemed clean. The seats were tight. Not much leg room. Very expensive to check luggage, $40! They were short on beverages"
Pros: "No info on delay, extra bag fees, bad seating...good thing is that we made it safely."
Cons: "The flight was delayed 2-1/2 hours departing from Denver. There was very little communication from Frontier regarding the reason for the delay. It was extremely frustrating being able to see our plane parked at the departing gate and NOT receive appropriate information as to why we could not board for 2-1/2 hours ! Frontier's newer passenger seat design is terrible ! I can't recall having to sit in more uncomfortable seats !"
Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "Canceled the flight for no reason."
Pros: "I didn't like it all I was booked for a job in NYC which I'm late getting to the staff was really rude"
Pros: "Picking out seat"
Cons: "No free snacks"
Pros: "flight"
Cons: "had to wait to for ticket they had late flights had many people pushing us back in line 45 min then ours was late 1 hour when they said on time"
Pros: "The plane was comfortable. Staff was friendly"
Cons: "There were significant delays without any notification whatsoever. If I hadn't looked on the website repeatedly I would not know of the changing departure times. No apologies or explanations were given while we all waited more than two hours."
Pros: "Nothing did not take flight. Will not pay for flight"
Cons: "Site automatically booked me on a return flight at a day & time I did not want. I was unable to stop the transaction. The airline would not credit the flight. So I chose another carrier & different flight. Called my credit company and have Declined the charge"
Pros: "Crew was very friendly and accommodating"
Cons: "Very comfortable seats and not much space. We should be able to have a free carry on to store in the overhead compartment."
Pros: "Nothing. If I could say that I liked something, it would be that I liked that my flight wasn't any longer than it was."
Cons: "Both planes (departure and returning) were old, dirty, and I have sat in more comfortable metal folding chairs than the chairs on these planes. Frontier charges for everything. They charge for seats that recline, charge outrageously for reclining seats with a ting bit more leg room, their beverage service is not free, only water is not charged. No snacks either. Luggage that is considered carry on at any other airline is charged at $60 at the gate and the flight attendants pander and really push passengers to apply for their credit card. Horrible all the way around and we will NEVER fly Frontier again. Ever."
Pros: "Cheap flight, friendly service, flight attendants with a sense of humor."
Cons: "They charged for water."
Pros: "Seems to be more leg room in coach than full fare airlines. Important to me as I'm 6'5"."
Cons: "Was surprised at gate with the fees for carry on. Pretty much wiped out any price advantage gained by flying this airline."
Cons: "Every time I fly with frontier my flight is delayed or cancelled or when I do get to my destination we can't ever get to the gate we need because the other plane has mechanical issues where we are supposed to be. I know you have cheap flights but please care more about our experience and if need be upgrade your freakin planes and get new ones"
Cons: "We missed out flight because Frontier originally delayed the flight 45 minutes, only to take off on time, with no announcement or update to the flight status online. We went to the gate 15 minutes after the original departure time to be told it had already taken off. We checked the status of the flight multiple times online to avoid this very thing and the online status never changed. When we went to the Frontier desk to re-book on another flight, the attendant told us she could get us to New Orleans (we were going to New York) - NOT HELPFUL. We ended up booking another flight on Delta to get us home."
Pros: "The new seats seem more comfortable, and less bulky."
Cons: "The new seats have no TVs in the back of the headrests (a feature I liked) and have a new, pathetically tiny (5"x10"?) tray table."
Pros: "Handled the flight delay well."
Cons: "Crew was very rude. At one point I had my hat over my face as I was falling asleep, then one of the stewardesses grabs my hat off my face and pokes me to pay attention to the emergency instructions. There are better ways of waking people. She continued to give me attitude the rest of the flight."
Pros: "Nice flight crew"
Cons: "An hour delayed flight just to sit on runway for another HOUR. this is no exaggeration ... look into it!"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The way I was held hostage by the gate attendant I had to pay an additional $45 to get my one carry on on the flight it was same size when I flew into Denver When I protested he threatened my with a $60 fee He also picked several others to be mean to making them delay boarding He made them step out of line for carry on bags before he even checked their boarding pass Some had paid a fee to carry on extra bags He even brought one girls to tears she had no credit card or money for fee She also had paid extra What a jerk NO ONE should be brought to tears I complained to air line but as usual the just don't care they have their money I will NEVER FLY Frontier again I hate the way airlines treat people now days they treat people like we are less than cattle Not like we are the paying public that they are here to serve with out us what are they flying for??????? I have not flown in years I drive This flight confirmed my feelings NEVER again"
Pros: "Boarding was pretty easy and the crew was nice."
Cons: "The seats weren't comfortable at all and did not lean back unless you were in the first three rows. Not a lot of leg room made it hard to get some much-needed rest. Took forever to get off the plane when we landed."
Pros: "Everything was on time"
Cons: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything cost!!!! you had to pay for carry ons, snacks etc!!! This airline is a rip off!!! I will never fly this airline AGAIN!!!!"
Pros: "cheap fare"
Cons: "The new seats were very uncomfortable for such a long trip. Too close together. BTW I'm 5'1" and weigh 100 lbs. paying for a very limited choice of unhealthy snacks"
Pros: "I got a seat I got to my destination"
Cons: "I got to pay $40-45 for my carry-on I got a tray table the size of an iPad mini I got to read my book on my lap as it slid of the aforementioned tray table I got to free water"
Pros: "The bag fees are irritating and seating is tight"
Cons: "I don't like surprises. $40 for a checked bag is excessive. $45 for a carry on is insulting....it says you really don't like your customers. And charging for coffee or water? Really? That's a common courtesy in our society....offering coffee and water is an act of hospitality. I felt like I was flying Spirit Air. NOT GOOD."
Pros: "They refunded some of my money back"
Cons: "The crew didn't show up for our 6 a.m. flight. Most airlines would have a contingency plan for this which might include (a) early notification to passengers (b) automatic rebooking connections. Pretty much all would be able to get you to your continental U.S. destination sometime that day. Frontier can't and doesn't even try. They informed the passengers of a 4.5 hour delay right at the time we were supposed to board. Then they informed the vast majority of the passengers with connections that not only would we not make the connections but that we would not make our final destinations that day (it's still 6:30 a.m. at this point). They refused to book us on other airlines. They offered to either give us $100 for a hotel or to refund this leg of the trip and our $40 carry-on fee (another scourge) and told us good luck. I booked a very expensive one-way flight on United so I could get home."
Pros: "Cost of the flight - efficient boarding - delightful crew - on time, even early - convenient time of flight"
Cons: "Cost of baggage fee - the fact that even a soft drink cost money - cost of a regular economy seat"
Cons: "I was lied to about my connecting flight waiting for my initial delayed flight. Now I’m stranded."
Pros: "Only 2 clerks available for who knows how many flights. The cre was dismissive and rude. Didn’t give any effort Smallest, dirtiest and uncomfortable plane I’ve ever been on. Seats don’t even recline. I don’t know about food because it cost too much to think about. No entertainment"
Cons: "Cheap"
Pros: "Literally nothing."
Cons: "I was told my flight was delayed at 3:40am the morning of my 11:00am flight. My flight was delayed 3 different times. I live far from the airport I flew out of so this was a large inconvenience. We were never even told why the flight was being delayed. My entire 5 hour stay at the airport we were never updated once on the staus of our flight. I was also charged over $100 for just my bags and my seat. $45 for a carry on bag is ridiculous. I paid more for my seat and bag than I did for my actual ticket. Paying $13 to sit in the very last row is stupid. I will never be flying with Spirit ever again. Legitimate robbery. The website and app were also slow and hard to operate."
Pros: "It was really cheap and they boarded the plane early and left early."
Cons: "How much it costs to check a bag."
Pros: "If you’re traveling light and you understand their fees, it’s easily the cheapest flight you can get. Maybe not the best airline for all your travel needs, but awesome for a quick weekend."
Cons: "Delays and more delays. 3.5 hours delay boarding. Had us get on plane after first delay, then announced there was no crew and we had to get back off. Nothing is included. Carry on $55, soda or juice $3. Not comfortable. The plane sounded like it was about to fall apart when we landed. Worried for my flight home."
Pros: "Price—got what we paid for—a flight. Nothing more. As the flight attendant stated as she offered drinks or snacks, the only thing free is SMILES!!"
Cons: "Not even a free cup of water! Actually, a cup of ice was free—wow!! Only airline I have encountered that does not offer two free carry-on items—defeats the lower price of your ticket when you have to pay for every little item!!"
Pros: "Flight was awesome and quicker than I thought."
Cons: "Seats are to close together no leg room."
Cons: "The seats are super cramped. It would be been nice to at least get some water for free."
Pros: "The fact we didn't sit on the plane for an hour after boarding on time so they can kick people off the plane for over booking like they did on the way back."
Cons: "I got an email at 8am saying my flight could be delayed but should show up on time. My flight was at 4:55pm so great start there. So I show up an hour and a half ahead of boarding, which is on the latter side for me. Security lines weren't very long, they just took their time which wasted everyone else's. I get through that line, look at the departure board - wait IT'S ON TIME?! They start boarding soon if it's on time and it's a further gate so I run down there and guess what? Delayed an hour. Okay, that's fine. Go grab something to eat, come back, settle in for a little bit, board - on my sweet way. Go grab some food quickly, come back - another hour delay? What the heck? I must've missed an announcement. Guess I should plug in my phone for the wait, I expected to meet some friends and potential clients layer that night, communication is key. I misplaced my charger, no big deal just went and got one of those power rods (highly recommend) and come back - ANOTHER HOUR?! That's pretty insane. One of my friends flying from Dallas that departed at 7:30 could be up in the air before I am. Step aside, give him a call to update, call potential clients letting them know I will be delayed getting there. No issue. Turn around - my goodness well what do you know, another hour! At this rate I call my hotel, because I can't lose my reservation if I can't check in on time. Hotel was the waterfront crowne plaza (another highly recommended item in this review by me). I plant in my seat, set my roots, meet a few nice people. Figuring I'd kill some time by meeting some great people. Met a family from Detroit and got some awesome food recommendations. Randomly over the speaker - we have another delay - another HOUR delay. Well this is just turning into a horror story, will I ever get there? Should I request a new flight? My buddy in Dallas departed 3+ hours after I was supposed to, and was up in the air already (he landed before me too). At this rate I cancel my meeting. We board, we take off, we land. Woman sitting next to me was nice. Plane didn't crash. Just landed in Detroit about 7+ hours later than expected. All in all, don't take spirit. Looking at prices they are the cheapest, not by a huge margin though. Pay the extra 70 or so dollars to take another airline. Even if it's $150 dollars more, take the other airline. They want to charge you 65 dollars for a carry-on. Their website was created by a 12 year old. Simply getting your boarding pass includes cross and up sells that make the process 10x more frustrating, especially when you know what you're dealing with on the second flight back. (By the way spirit if you can read this I'm a consultant for advertising, digital media, and UI for e-commerce - I can help you with your terrible website and the offers that come along with it) Just take the other airline, any other. It won't save you money most likely, but it will save you a lot of headaches, time, and embarrassment."
Pros: "The professionalism of the crew and staff."
Cons: "The overselling of seats; however, the compensation offered if I was unable to obtain a seat was good."
Pros: "Quick boarding!! Very efficient!"
Cons: "High fee to carry one bag on. No phone charger at seat. that would be a plus! That's why I rated a 1 on entertainment. There was none. 1 on good. there iwas none. Should have option of n/a."
Cons: "It cost us over $200 extra to take carry ons. I didn't read this in the fine print. $59 each carry on! Each way!"
Cons: "Flight was canceled. Spirit did not have any solutions. I had to buy a one way ticket out of pocket, not reinbursed by Spirit, in order to make the wedding the next day. That ticket cost me more than spirits round trip ticket. I will never fly Spirit again. I will do everything in my power to see that Spirit does not get any more business. I would recommend that Kayak not use Spirit Airline."
Pros: "And then had to wait at the gate while another plane left."
Cons: "Food was too expensive, all extra charges were over $400!"
Cons: "You have to pay for half glass of water?!!! Unfriendly crew"
Pros: "It was on time, smooth takeoff and landing. What I expected from spirit otherwise (no food/beverages)"
Pros: "Upbeat and jovial flight attendants."
Cons: "Very little room but I expected this on a discount airline"
Pros: "I liked the fact that the plane didn't explode midair, and that it got me to my final destination in one piece. Spirit knows how to do that."
Cons: "I don't like sitting in airplanes for long periods of time, mostly because I can't get comfortable. Aside from first class seating, every airline's economy seats feel like medieval torture devices. It's what I expect, so no harm done."
Cons: "Flight was delayed over 3 hours for no apparent reason."
Pros: "The crew on this fight was good."
Cons: "I got there early to check in, only to have the ticket agents continue to call customers of other flights, such that I barely made it on time for my plane. To boot, there was a Spirit ticket agent just standing there doing nothing behind a computer while there was a super long line. People started to go up to her to ask questions, and then she was helping them with tickets using the computer. Then she started to help people in line. She just stood there for about 45 minutes doing nothing though. Ridiculous. I'll never fly this airline again."
Cons: "You can't even offer water on a flight without charging?! That's a little ridiculous"
Cons: "Delays both ways due to crew shortages and maintenance issues, not weather. $50 for a carry on is insulting."
Pros: "Crew was wonderful, very helpful and caring."
Cons: "seats were very close, but we were lucky because it was a light flight and no one sat in the third seat."
Cons: "$100 R/T checked bag surcharge. No comp. snacks or beverage. Cramped uncomfortable seating. Inappropriate sale and hard promotion of Spirit credit card on both flights."
Pros: "The boarding process was quick and efficient. The pilot was great."
Cons: "Extra charge for everything and I mean everything! I understand spirit is "unbundled" but paying $90 round trip for a small carry on + all the extra small charges I could have easily flown with a higher quality airline. The flights did not leave on time and the flight attendants, although polite did not give the same level of service as other airlines I fly with. And what is with the baby tray table? I almost laughed! I will not fly with spirit again...I'd rather stay home."
Pros: "Baby changing tables in the bathrooms, meaning your tray table is much cleaner!"
Cons: "Bring an empty reusable water bottle to the airport and fill it once past security because you have to pay for water in flight."
Pros: "My flight was cancel but they put me in a good hotel in movement for tomorrow"
Pros: "I managed restaurants for years, so I want to start off by saying I'm VERY forgiving when it comes to mistakes. 4 out of the 5 flights I've mistakenly subjected myself to with Spirit have been absolutely atrocious in every way imaginable. This one was so horrible I can't even type the story in fear I'll start to relive it. Trust me and please let my pain and suffering be reconciled through saving you the pain of walking in the shoes of a Spirit Airlines customer. If ever considering a flight with Spirit...just say no. If for some crazy reason they draw you in with a price, schedule, airport location, or any other reason or combination of reasons...I promise you, it isn't worth it. Even if the flight is free, you'll feel cheated and short changed in the end after you overcome the shear disbelief that any company could survive operating the way they do. And if you're still considering Spirit at this point, I wish you luck...you'll need plenty of it. They're mediocre 20^ of the time. If you're flight is like the greater 80% of my experiences, Lord help you."
Cons: "Everything but the color yellow in their logo. And PS, any of these good reviews have got to be friends and family. Spirit Airlines couldn't hit a 10 on their best day. Virgin can hit a 10, but Spirit...their top end can't be higher than a 4"
Pros: "pilot flew this plane well, and flight attendant also very good - older man"
Cons: "Did NOT like paying $55 per person for carry on baggage each way This was a rip off and unexpected. Probably wont fly Spirit again and will steer others away also. If youre going to charge such outrageous amounts for carry on bags you should make it clearly known when people book. I feel a bit ripped off."
Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "Rip off airline...not worth the cheap price to then pay $55 for a carry on bag...plus you have to pay for drinks on the plane."
Pros: "The fact it was cheap"
Cons: "There was 3 delays. Makes me wonder how many delays they would have during actually bad weather. I don't think I would be taking it again... the coast to check in a bag was also crazy $50.00 I might as well taken another line and I would not have had that many delays got home the time I planned on getting home. Although it was cheaper that other flights if I added 40 dollars I would of went in a better plan and not had to deal with though delays."
Pros: "all flight info was great, walking in after checking, flight, after flight and luggage pickup. great flight!"
Cons: "No problem!"
Cons: "There is a check in policy of 45 minutes before boarding designed to make you miss your flight. I had to pay an extra 99 dollars on a 180 dollar ticket and was rerouted making me miss a day of my trip. On the way back the tries to make me pay 55 dollars to check a carry on even though they hadn't on the flight out. Worst airline I have ever encountered anywhere near"
Pros: "The safe seemed friendly, I had no complaints with them."
Cons: "The airline charges a carry on which I didn't see clearly when booking my flight. They also don't offer complimentary beverages; which isn't a huge deal. However, I would of brought a drink with me if I knew that. The aircraft felt very dirty, the seats had stains all over them. I felt gross sitting in my row."
Cons: "After pushing back departure by over three hours, they cancelled the flight. Terrible communication by staff - found out about cancellation when I walked past a concourse gate assignment monitor. Earliest rebooking was two days later."
Pros: "The Crew was nice."
Cons: "They have cheaper Tickets than any other Airline, but they make their money through everything else. One suitcase is 38$, you have no carry-on free, carry-ons are even more expensive than a regulär suitcase. You just get one Personal item free, not more. Was on a Five hour flight to LA and got nothing. No food, not even water. For everything I had to pay. They don't have WiFi, no on board entertainment. The seats was small and uncomfortable. Oh and in teirs suitcases they just allow 18 kg, not 23 like everyone else. So I had 24 kg and they charged me 55$ for they overweight. Their Tickets might be cheap, but in the end for me it would have been better flying with another Airline."
Cons: "I was asked to change my seat from 29A to 3E to accommodate a family who wanted to sit together. I was told that 3E was a better seat. 3E turned out to be a nightmare. A row away was a child who screamed for 75% of the flight but that wasn't the worst part. 3E was situated between a man and a woman who must have weighed 450 pounds! I literally had half of a seat for the entire flight. I really feel that I should be reimbursed because of how uncomfortable I was forced to fly for the entire flight. A person of that size should not be squeezed into a row of three seats."
Pros: "The pilot did a fantastic Job"
Cons: "The attitude of the check in attendance. the price of baggage. More than any airline in the US. Please make sure that you read, read and read all the informations before you buy your ticket. Trying to save with Sprite Airline is a big mistake. You will end up paying more than any other airline."
Cons: "Our flight was delayed 3 hours, our connections were rerouted so we got to Vegas 12 hours later than planned, and the restaurants in the airport refused to take the free meal voucher."
Cons: "Flight was scheduled to leave Boston at 8.50.p.m.on July,16 but it departed at about 0030 hrs on Jul,17 forcing me to sit at the airport and causing lot of discomforts at the age of 67 yrs as also to my aged wife. I also have lurnt that Spirit flights are generally running late."
Cons: "Flight was 1.5 hrs late and we never got an explanation. The lady from spirit said the flight was late the night before too so I think the flight is regularly late"
Pros: "Nothing, I will never fly them again"
Cons: "Flight was cancelled without explanation and with the worst customer service I have ever experienced"
Cons: "Arrived at the airport three hours early and still only just made the flight. When we arrived the lines were out of the door and we had to stand outside with no shade in 90 degree heat for half an hour until the line finally led us inside. We flew with Spirit two years ago to Mexico and experienced exactly the same issues. We thought this might have been a one off and so gave them another try this year. Never again. There are never enough agents at the desk and $50.00 per bag is ridiculous. For three of us, $300.00, OUTRAGOUS! I looked for lines at other airline desks and there were none. Don't be pulled in by the prospect of a cheaper flight. By the time you have taken into consideration all the extra charges for luggage, checking in online and selecting your seats, one of the most expensive carriers in the airline business. Seats don't recline and no padding!"
Pros: "I would rate entertainment as excellent, if by 'entertainment' you mean the ridiculous organization and communication of the staff. THey issued the wrong boarding pass to all passengers on a chicago bound flight, guided us to the wrong gate, and mistakenly told us that the flight was cancelled, when in fact it was a different flight that was cancelled. This led to many passengers booking new flights or going home."
Cons: "Everything"
Cons: "I'd give it no stars if I could because the flight never left. They delayed it due to weather, then canceled due to crew time expiring. All well and good, but the next flight out they had available seats on was 4 days later, on Monday. Since I had to be in a wedding, I kind of had to fly out, so I ended up paying $900 (!!!!!) on a last minute flight on delta. I'll never try to save money up front again. Spirit assured me I'd have a refund in 5-7 business days, which was clearly useful in helping me buy my ticket to actually get to my destination."
Pros: "The crew was nice, very kind people."
Cons: "Delays, more delays, they seem to be not ready for the unexpected things that can occur. The plane is so small you feel like riding a bus with wings."
Pros: "The airplane was nice enough."
Cons: "The additional fees for boarding passes, water, no TV, no snacks, and not allowing you a medium carry-on bag/flight bag. And the $2.50 muffin was not worth it!"

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