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Airports
Origin
San Francisco
$129
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$129
San Diego
$147
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$147
Santa Ana
$144
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$144
Los Angeles
$131
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$131
Ontario
$144
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$144
Destination
Chicago
$129
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$129
Tue, Jul 31
SFO
ORD
4h 05m
Tue, Aug 14
ORD
SFO
4h 48m
Trip: 15 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 85 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
SFO
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

I'm getting to Madrid 24 hrs after I was supposed to

SFO
ORD
Mediocre 3.6

My flight was delayed. I felt lucky when they gave me a place in a plane leaving 1 hour earlier. But that flight was delayed twice because of mechanical problems: the first time we had to go back to the gate and the second time we stayed on the runway just before take off Not enough room in overhead bins. They asked people to check small suitcase or bag.

SFO
ORD
Excellent 8.0

We thought we were going to be flying on British Airways American Airways.

SFO
ORD
Mediocre 3.6

Crew was really good

Other than the crew everything is really bad.

SFO
ORD
Good 6.0

Smooth transition with our connecting flight

Plane didn’t feel very clean. Our tray tables were dirty Seats were not very comfortable. Food could do with a little help

Tue, Feb 27
LAX
ORD
4h 10m
Tue, Mar 6
ORD
LAX
4h 38m
Trip: 8 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 430 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
LAX
ORD
Excellent 10.0

On time departure and early arrival!

LAX
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

There site is fairly poor as well. Unless you have no other alternatives, then grin and bare it.

LAX
ORD
Excellent 10.0

The flight was very smooth and on the return home we landed an hour ahead of schedule. Food was offered a couple times during the flight.

LAX
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Service not professional. Charge extra for everything. Afraid to use the bathroom due to possible extra charge.

LAX
ORD
Good 6.0

The crew were pretty nice, don’t see that too much nowadays.

No food choices. First airline I’ve been on that only has snacks . Second the $50 baggage fee is outrageous. Third there isn’t any WiFi so we’re stuck in the air with no type of communication with the world. Spirit charges way to much money to not be up to part. Hey it together Spirit .

Thu, Mar 1
ONT
ORD
12h 35m
Tue, Mar 13
ORD
ONT
15h 06m
Trip: 12 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33832 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
PHL
DEN
Mediocre 2.0

This is actually almost a funny question because Frontier is the worst Airlines well actually that's not true spirit is the worst Airlines the seats are uncomfortable it takes about an hour and a half to just put your bags and baggage drop and then when you get on the plane They don't serve you anything they have no entertainment your crowded in can't move people are rude worst hairlines ever

Every single thing

MIA
BUF
Okay 4.0

Had the AC cranked. Asked for a blanket and the attendant laughed like airplanes never carry those.

MCO
CLT
Mediocre 3.3

The flight was ok

First of all the check in lady was rude and unprofessional. The company lost y luggage resulting in extra charges When I was looking for assistance mr Prince was extremely rude, rolling the eyes and not providing support, I was lost and seeking for guidance and I had to figure it out by myself

MSP
TPA
Okay 4.6

Smooth flight. On time.

Very tight seating. Seat trays were the size of an iPhone. Seats didn’t recline. 30 rows with 6 per row. Had to pay for pop, water, and coffee.

DEN
BNA
Okay 5.6

I've had a number of enjoyable Frontier flights - the last two from DEN to BNA specifically haven't been among those.

In my most recent trip, we start with an announcement that the AC isn't working so we are in for a hot and stuffy flight. Great - what happens next - a kid two rows up from me pukes. Basically clockwork. The crew did as much as they could for the poor kid but there seems to be a consistent trend of maintenance issues or issues being late in my more recent flights with them.

Thu, Mar 1
LAX
ORD
7h 10m
Tue, Mar 6
ORD
LAX
4h 35m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Feb 17
SAN
ORD
4h 04m
Sat, Feb 24
ORD
SAN
4h 27m
Trip: 8 days
7.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.5 Good
Based on 92 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
7.0
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
SAN
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Flight was delayed until the next morning because of weather

SAN
ORD
Okay 5.0

This reflects first leg flight from San Fran to Chicago.

Cramped and uncomfortable

SAN
ORD
Excellent 8.0

Got in early, but unfortunately no gate to unload passengers for almost 20 mins

Stewardess told me I had to use overhead bin for my personal item. Personal item met requirements with ease. Did not listen to this woman's command.

SAN
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

they canceled the flight and put us on american airlines wich was terrible

SAN
ORD
Excellent 8.0

Don't like being squeezed in, but it is what it is

Thu, Jun 14
SAN
ORD
4h 06m
Mon, Jun 18
ORD
SAN
4h 27m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Aug 1
SFO
ORD
4h 09m
Wed, Aug 15
ORD
SFO
4h 48m
Trip: 15 days
7.1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 85 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
SFO
ORD
Mediocre 3.6

Crew was really good

Other than the crew everything is really bad.

SFO
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Normally a kayak super fan

Missed first leg of a return flight to london. Was given no options for rebook and my RETURN flight was also cancelled. Iberdola flight operated by American, ticketed by airfare.com. I've never heard of a product where you have to consume one piece in order to be allowed to consume the other you already bought. Legal basis seems very suspect. Do not fly with airfare.com and be wary of kayak vendors unfortunately.

SFO
ORD
Excellent 8.0

We thought we were going to be flying on British Airways American Airways.

SFO
ORD
Mediocre 3.6

My flight was delayed. I felt lucky when they gave me a place in a plane leaving 1 hour earlier. But that flight was delayed twice because of mechanical problems: the first time we had to go back to the gate and the second time we stayed on the runway just before take off Not enough room in overhead bins. They asked people to check small suitcase or bag.

SFO
ORD
Excellent 10.0

I really like the 737..the seats were so comfortable. I miss the old school planes when things were quality. The seat declined further and the headrest was comfortable and not too tall. And I especially loved the service of our flight attendants. Overall this was a very quality flight.

Tue, Apr 10
SNA
ORD
13h 41m
Tue, Apr 17
ORD
SNA
14h 25m
Trip: 8 days
5.7OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.7 Okay
Based on 33832 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
IAD
SAT
Mediocre 3.6

The crew was helpful and apologetic.

They purposefully understaffed the check in counter, which you have to use. They charge for every little thing, even carry on bags and snacks. The seats might as well be lawn chairs. They are so close together everyone onboard will die from head injuries if there's an accident. I'll fly Southwest from now on.

DEN
ORD
Excellent 9.6

They left me alone.

Fold down tables are tiny

MCO
CLT
Mediocre 3.3

The flight was ok

First of all the check in lady was rude and unprofessional. The company lost y luggage resulting in extra charges When I was looking for assistance mr Prince was extremely rude, rolling the eyes and not providing support, I was lost and seeking for guidance and I had to figure it out by myself

ISP
MIA
Excellent 10.0

Great flight from Islip to MIA. Looked at another review about water on flights and I was told by the crew that water is FREE!

Seats are small but newly redesigned.

DEN
SFO
Mediocre 2.0

The crew was rude to the passengers. They charge form 9$ to 40$ for seat selection. Charge for a Carry on bag (anything that doesn't fit under your seat). The flights had maintenance issue, hence delayed. I will absolutely avoid traveling with frontier in the future.

Tue, Mar 6
SAN
ORD
4h 05m
Wed, Mar 7
ORD
SAN
6h 52m
Trip: 2 days
5.4OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.4 Okay
Based on 204 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
SAN
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Very bad service another company's it's butter

SAN
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Smooth flight. Best landing I ever experienced. Great crew!

SAN
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Everything

SAN
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

We left over two hours late due to a "missing tool", and once we arrived in Chicago we sat on the plane for another HOUR before we could get to our gate. During this time, not even a free glass of water was offered. Such a waste of my time. I won't be flying Spirit again!

SAN
ORD
Okay 4.6

The crew at the check-in in San Diego was terrific!! Super friendly and great customer service.

Flight delayed by two hours but still told to show up at airport two hours prior to original departure in case it changes. This is unheard of, same thing happened to one of my kids on a different trip, and I will not fly Spirit again.

Mon, Feb 26
LAX
ORD
4h 03m
Sun, Mar 4
ORD
LAX
4h 39m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Mar 2
SAN
ORD
4h 05m
Tue, Mar 6
ORD
SAN
4h 30m
Trip: 5 days
5.4OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.4 Okay
Based on 204 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
SAN
ORD
Okay 4.0

They nickel and dime you on seats, bagage and other fees.

SAN
ORD
Excellent 8.4

My flight included 2 unaccompanied minors. I sat in the rear of the plane near them. There were two female flight attendants who were so great with the kids. I felt they really went beyond what was required to entertain and engage the kids. I was impressed.

SAN
ORD
Mediocre 3.6

i like that they boarded us easily on the plane

not roomy no entertainment no wifi croweded in our row lil snack slection hot on the plane little tray hate the baggage fee

SAN
ORD
Excellent 10.0

See above also left on time no delays

It was fine

SAN
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Smooth flight. Best landing I ever experienced. Great crew!

Sat, Apr 14
LAX
ORD
4h 06m
Tue, Apr 17
ORD
LAX
4h 35m
Trip: 4 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 113 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
LAX
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Everything

LAX
ORD
Excellent 8.0

On time arrival. Entertainment system worked on this Airbus, unlike the Boeing 737 (updated, but still outdated!) on the way out.

Limited and unimaginative food options on board

LAX
ORD
Good 7.0

The seat I had reserved was given away even though I paid extra for it back in February. American Airlines rep said it was because when i book through a 3rd party like Kayak, they can't guarantee my seat assignment.

LAX
ORD
Good 6.0

Left early, crew was friendly

Bought a seat that was explained as not having another passenger on either side, but it was just two seats in a row.

LAX
ORD
Excellent 8.0

Very clean. Staff was very friendly.

Paid extra for six inches of leg room but the seats recline 2 inches. Not comfortable. TV touch screen did not work.

Mon, Apr 30
LAX
ORD
16h 45m
Tue, May 8
ORD
LAX
16h 38m
Trip: 9 days
5.4OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.4 Okay
Based on 163 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
LAX
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

None of it

Check in agent was unaccomadating and comabsting. He wa unwilling to check us in even though there was at minimum 15 minutes for flight depature. At one point he condescently told one of the other passanges that he bet he couldn't get there in 10 min when the passanger,begged him to check him in.

LAX
ORD
Excellent 8.5

Everything was fine other than how cold it was on the plane. The coldness actually woke me up several times because it was so bad.

LAX
ORD
Okay 4.6

I'm bigger and taller than average with chronic back pain. The seats are so uncomfortable. won't be doing this again.

LAX
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Flight schedule as well as flight earlier than schedule

Nothing found at all

LAX
ORD
Mediocre 2.3

The delay and boarding was a nightmare

Sat, Jun 16
LAX
ORD
4h 02m
Tue, Jun 19
ORD
LAX
4h 28m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Jun 9
LAX
ORD
4h 04m
Wed, Jun 13
ORD
LAX
4h 30m
Trip: 5 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 113 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
LAX
ORD
Good 6.0

Left early, crew was friendly

Bought a seat that was explained as not having another passenger on either side, but it was just two seats in a row.

LAX
ORD
Good 7.6

Staff was friendly

There were no veg options for sandwiches and food ran out after boarding group 6.

LAX
ORD
Okay 5.3

So little space between seats. Barely no legroom at all. I’m 5’ 5” and still found it tight. Feel bad for all tall or big ppl.

LAX
ORD
Okay 5.0

The check in agent went above and beyond to get us on board.

Couldn't check in online. Couldn't get a straight answer as to why. Kept getting the runaround from Kayak, American Airlines and British Airways. Never booking through kayak again.

LAX
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Everything

Thu, Mar 1
SAN
ORD
4h 05m
Wed, Mar 7
ORD
SAN
6h 52m
Trip: 7 days
5.4OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.4 Okay
Based on 204 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
SAN
ORD
Mediocre 3.6

i like that they boarded us easily on the plane

not roomy no entertainment no wifi croweded in our row lil snack slection hot on the plane little tray hate the baggage fee

SAN
ORD
Okay 4.3

Low ticket price

to check in one bag it was $52. My seat was all the way in the back next to the bathrooms.

SAN
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Very bad service another company's it's butter

SAN
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

They were late for every flight. I paid to change to an earlier flight home and it was delayed so long that I got home around the same time. When I called customer service they were very unhelpful, I will never fly this airline again.

SAN
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Everything

Fri, May 4
LAX
ORD
8h 11m
Tue, May 8
ORD
LAX
16h 38m
Trip: 5 days
5.4OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.4 Okay
Based on 163 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
LAX
ORD
Okay 4.6

I'm bigger and taller than average with chronic back pain. The seats are so uncomfortable. won't be doing this again.

LAX
ORD
Mediocre 2.3

The delay and boarding was a nightmare

LAX
ORD
Good 7.0

Flight arrived very early

At check in staff were trying to make me check in a bag that's a carry on size. I have carried this duffle bag as a carry on for years with various airlines. I had a normal size duffle bag ands tag at check in were being extremely pushy advising me to pay an additional $40 to check in my duffle bag. He stated if I didn't check it in now they would make me pay an additional $60. I decided to take the risk and not check it in and I had no problems with my bag at the gate. I'm not sure if this is something they do to profit more money, but it was definitely an inconvenience going back and forth with the staff about my bag.

LAX
ORD
Mediocre 3.0

2 hour delay on flight

LAX
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

None of it

Check in agent was unaccomadating and comabsting. He wa unwilling to check us in even though there was at minimum 15 minutes for flight depature. At one point he condescently told one of the other passanges that he bet he couldn't get there in 10 min when the passanger,begged him to check him in.

Wed, Feb 21
SAN
ORD
4h 05m
Mon, Feb 26
ORD
SAN
4h 26m
Trip: 6 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Feb 28
SAN
ORD
4h 05m
Tue, Mar 13
ORD
SAN
4h 30m
Trip: 13 days
5.4OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.4 Okay
Based on 204 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
SAN
ORD
Okay 4.6

The crew at the check-in in San Diego was terrific!! Super friendly and great customer service.

Flight delayed by two hours but still told to show up at airport two hours prior to original departure in case it changes. This is unheard of, same thing happened to one of my kids on a different trip, and I will not fly Spirit again.

SAN
ORD
Excellent 8.4

My flight included 2 unaccompanied minors. I sat in the rear of the plane near them. There were two female flight attendants who were so great with the kids. I felt they really went beyond what was required to entertain and engage the kids. I was impressed.

SAN
ORD
Okay 4.0

They nickel and dime you on seats, bagage and other fees.

SAN
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

They were late for every flight. I paid to change to an earlier flight home and it was delayed so long that I got home around the same time. When I called customer service they were very unhelpful, I will never fly this airline again.

SAN
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Smooth flight. Best landing I ever experienced. Great crew!

Wed, Apr 18
LAX
ORD
4h 25m
Fri, Apr 20
ORD
LAX
4h 35m
Trip: 3 days
7.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.6 Good
Based on 113 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.7
LAX
ORD
Good 6.3

Friendly staff.

Uncomfortable seats.

LAX
ORD
Excellent 8.0

On time arrival. Entertainment system worked on this Airbus, unlike the Boeing 737 (updated, but still outdated!) on the way out.

Limited and unimaginative food options on board

LAX
ORD
Okay 5.3

So little space between seats. Barely no legroom at all. I’m 5’ 5” and still found it tight. Feel bad for all tall or big ppl.

LAX
ORD
Okay 5.0

The check in agent went above and beyond to get us on board.

Couldn't check in online. Couldn't get a straight answer as to why. Kept getting the runaround from Kayak, American Airlines and British Airways. Never booking through kayak again.

LAX
ORD
Excellent 10.0

It was cancelled

California to Chicago Flight Information

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Flights Depart from California
Flight Price $129
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