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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "It was a direct flight."
Cons: "Delayed flight...aaargh"
Cons: "Unexplained delay is not ok."
Cons: "Will not be using. Hidden charges doe luggage. No complimentary drinks. Filthy conditions. Will not be using frontier ever again."
Pros: "Crew was nice"
Cons: "Frontier flight delayed and online support was not helpful. Frontier not willing to hold connecting Frontier flight. Had to sprint to make the connection within the two minutes left to board. The seats were also very uncomfortable."
Cons: "Delayed 1 hr The tray top is so small and inconvenient that it is rendered useless"
Cons: "Charge for every possible essential after advertising low fares. Really uncomfortable seats, no recline, no head or neck rest. No wifi or entertainment on long haul flights."
Pros: "The safety announcement just before take off was a refreshing & original presentation done by the very cheerful flight attendant, Brittany."
Cons: "There was a 70 pound German Shepherd taking up my fiance's leg room"
Cons: "Staff was unpleasant. Uncomfortable seats."
Pros: "The staff on our flight to Philadelphia was excellent!"
Cons: "We arrived at Miami Airport 2 1/2 hours before our flight as request by your airline request only to find no staff .to check luggage. We waited an hour along with 60 other people before any of your staff decided to come to work. I walk with a cane and there were several seniors would had to wait in line. I think it is ridiculous that you do not have staff at the kiosk for your early morning flights. This type of service is unacceptable!"
Cons: "Carry on bag cost of $45."
Pros: "flights there and back left on time. significantly more leg room than on the United flight I took to mexico city recently. seats don't lean back but I don't care about that, and it means that the person in front of me won't be leaning their seat back into me. You have to be very careful that you understand all the rules about baggage and seating (don't pay extra-they'll just assign you one, and you probably won't sit with your traveling companion). Great as long as you can fit everything you need into a bag that fits under the seat in front of you. got TSA pre-check both ways, too. yippee."
Pros: "I liked the convience of be able to relax and eat while waiting to aboard the plane!"
Cons: "I didn't like that all the seats were taken in the waiting area"
Pros: "Efficient boarding on and off the plane."
Cons: "The $75 fee for overweight bags is unreasonable. It should be more like $10 for only a few pounds over 50."
Pros: "The flight arrived 40 minutes early."
Cons: "I paid $40 for a carry on. The plane was not pressurized, I've never had my ears hurt to bad on a plane."
Pros: "Roomy seats, lengthy seat belts. Plenty of legroom. Fast flight. Like the A320."
Cons: "Charges for EVERYTHING! Why charge for carryon bags? Your crew does not touch them, yet we have to pay to bring them with us? Why pay for water?"
Cons: "Couldn't move the seat back at all. Couldn't sleep."
Cons: "I use to love Frontier back in 2006-2008. I purposely booked the trip on Frontier as they were known to be clean and comfortable. Much to my surprise the plane was very very small, the seats did not recline at all (horrible for an overnight flight) and the trays were so small I couldn't even fit my laptop on it."
Pros: "The seats were comfortable enough. The departure was 40 min late, but the plane eventually landed according to the original schedule, which was nice. The price was very good, even with adding 40$ for too big carry-on."
Cons: "The attendants were talking way too much, making different announcements and explanations almost non-stop. They also organized some kind of reshuffling of people inside the plane due to the need to ... rebalance the aircraft. Never saw it at any other airline."
Cons: "I had to wait over an hour to get my bag at the San Francisco airport"
Cons: "I did not like that the airline did a horrible job informing the passengers what was going on after realizing that the original plane had "mechanical problems.""
Pros: "The attendants and the crew were very sympathetic and did everything in their power to accommodate the passages due to the delay."
Cons: "Waiting in the airport from 7 am to 2 pm due to multiple flight delays. I had a short trip and the first day would have allowed time to sight see before the conference. We arrived to late in the evening to visit any sights."
Cons: "crew was rude and very unprofessional spent 30 minutes taxing before take off (probably wasn't their fault but annoying) landed on time but only deplaned 40 minutes after we landed they have no snacks on board, or rather should i say they sell everything and its all pricey there is very little leg room, very uncomfortable flight"
Pros: "Nothing. Will avoid frontier at all costs. I'm looking at cancelling my frontier return and rebooking with literally anybody else"
Cons: "Was delayed, no food/drinks in terminal. Very uncomfortable seat. Extra charge for everything. Was not able to understand the safety speech the flight attendant did... Kind of concerning"
Pros: "Wellllllll it didn't crash I guess that's about it"
Cons: "An hr delay, only one working bathroom, rude staff, late 45min wait for checked bag. Overall got to my destination in Denver about 2 hrs late."
Cons: "I will never fly frontier again."
Cons: "there were too many delays and the situation was handled poorly. I do not plan to fly Frontier again in the future."
Pros: "The flight was relatively short, and once we boarded we moved out pretty quickly. Bags were delivered quickly as well at the end of the flight"
Cons: "THe flight was delayed by close to two hours, but more surprising was the amount of extraunexpected money we had to spend for basics-close to $30.00 each to "pick" seats, $130.00 each for baggage (yes you have to pay for any luggage beyond one personal item like a purse), money for food, etc. There are not even basics on the lfight such as blankets, and the seats don't recline. Overall, not an airline I would choose again as the "bargain" price turns out to be full of hidden costs that weren't clearly explained upfront"
Pros: "The flight was on time and we arrived earlier than anticipated."
Cons: "Seats don't recline on frontier plane."
Pros: "They nervously switched us to a new plane when they couldn't fix the first one."
Cons: "No food, not even a magazine to read on the 4 hour flight. Both of my flights were delayed without any prior warning, so I was sat in the airport for hours waiting for them to extent the delay (which they did several times on my way to my destination). Avoiding Fronier in the future."
Cons: "Even though the ticket is cheap, you have to pay outrageous prices for literally everything else. You have to pay to reserve a seat (any seat) otherwise they can separate your family on the plane. You have to pay for drinks (even water) no matter how long your flight. You don't get a free carry on bag and if you don't book the bag before you get to the airport it can cost you north of 45$ to check it. The accommodations themselves were not great. The chairs have no cushioning, don't recline, are so close together that I couldn't cross my legs, and the tray table is 4 inches wide and couldn't even hold my laptop. The flight attendants on both flights were extremely rude and ran into me with the drink cart twice. One of the flight attendants when asked if the AC would be turned on since the flight was pretty warm asked if the woman wasn't just having hot flashes. She was upset tingly abrasive. The flight was delayed on the Tarmac for over an hour because the team couldn't load the baggage on the flight. The flight team didn't give us any explanation of the delay beyond that, they didn't update is on the expected time delay and they never apologized for the delay. When we did finally get going the flight crew was very rude with asking people to sit back down. Worst of all was that after all of that they lost my luggage. Despite a 2 hour layover and 1 hour delay at the gate specifically because they weren't done loading the luggage Frontier couldn't manage to get my luggage from gate 42 to gate 44... The whole experience was awful. I would never fly with them again no matter how cheap the ticket."
Pros: "It is $5 cheaper to check a bag but still adds $90 onto the overall flight. Also no in flight drinks."
Cons: "Flight delayed over 6 hours and they still charged an arm and leg for everything"
Pros: "Flight left on time and arrived at my destination early. Crew was very courteous."
Cons: "Cost of check-in bags too high, seats uncomfortable and too close, had to pay extra for my seat (which was not an upgraded seat), no complimentary beverages"
Pros: "Staff was nice"
Cons: "They have stripped down the seats of this plane to make more room to squeeze in more rows. The seats are incredibly uncomfortable even for my short 3 hour flight. The try table is less than the size of a half sheet of paper - you simply cannot put your laptop up and work. $35 for a carry on, nickel and dime you for everything including a drink. Last time I will be flying frontier!"
Cons: "Seats did not recline and were very uncomfortable. Couldn't believe you had to buy your drinks. No snacks. By the time that I paid all the a'lacart it cost me more than a flight with Delta or Southwest. Will not be flying Frontier again."
Cons: "The online price was competitive, but it was bait and switch, because I had to pay an additional $90 for a single overhead bag, round trip."
Cons: "Sat on runway for 40 min after landing in what otherwise was a good flight."
Pros: "we had a sudden storm which required us to hold for over an hour before landing. Crew was very professional and pilot excellent to get us down after an hour and a half delay."
Pros: "The flight crew was friendly."
Cons: "No snacks. Having to pay for a beverage. And there were no in-flight entertainment options and no magazines in the seat back pocket."
Cons: "Bag fair, airline in general"
Pros: "the flight was cancelled after being delayed for 4 hours. it was delayed because "many passengers booked the flight", and then it was cancelled because the window crack was found. fronter did not partner with other arilines, so the next one was available in 3 days. i had to cancel my whole flight and book last-minute flight with United and left in an hour. I had to pay $1000 extra for this flight. Frontier really ruined my day and my finanicals."
Cons: "Delayed 3 hours, then told flight was cancelled! Frontier did nothing for passengers! Return flight had over 2 hour delay! We changed carrier and had no problems. Will never fly Frontier again!"
Pros: "Not much. The crew was fine. Also customer service people I spoke with were good. One was excellent. Seats themselves are comfortable but the closeness of the rows is horrible! NO ROOM!"
Cons: "I cannot stand the fee structure of charging more than any other airline for EVERYHING! $60 to pay for one carry on bag if it is at the gate!!! You guys are simply mercenary. It looks like others hate this also from the reviews I can see. Your fares are not less! to justify the additional charges! LEG ROOM WAS LESS THAN ON ANY OTHER FLIGHT I HAVE EVER TAKEN. I have never been so squashed in a plane. I will not fly frontier again if I can help it."
Pros: "I felt deceived by Frontier. I knew paying the low fair I was going to get a bare bones trip. I was fine with paying for my own drink. I cannot believe that the airline is charging $40 bags for a carry on!!!!!! Also I had to pay an additional $27 each so my husband and I could sit together. Shame on you frontier. Of given the choice I will NEVER fly with this airline again. Everyone I tell about my experience has their own negative story to tell about Frontier. I suggest you change your practice before you go out of business. My final cost was double the original price of my original ticket. Just price the ticket as it should be."
Pros: "Boarded on Time Flight smooth and early. Only disruptions were at the airport its self."
Pros: "Cheap tickets"
Cons: "No food or entertainment"
Pros: "The crew and ticket price are the only positive things I can think of."
Cons: "You have to pay ridiculous prices for just about everything. If water wasn't necessary for basic survival they probably would've charged at least 1 dollar per ounce. You can't recline and leg room is scarce."
Cons: "If it weren't for having had so many bad airline experiences, I would rate it lower. And hour delayed for a 2 hour flight. Frontier seems reasonably priced, until you factor in the hidden fees - $30 for a checked bag, $35 FOR A CARRY ON, $ to choose ANY seat. Not much legroom and seats didn't recline. At least they didn't lose my suitcase."
Cons: "Especially for a red eye flight, I have never had a more uncomfortable flight experience. I couldnt fall asleep on my flight due to inadequate leg space, nonreclining seating, and seats that did not support my back."
Pros: "smooth flight, easy check in, nice service, hassle free"
Cons: "no recliners, long wait from landing to gate"
Pros: "Left on time, got in on time"
Pros: "Nothing the seats where small I couldn't fit in the seat I was assigned I was stuffed in my seat I couldn't get comfortable my legs kept cramping I won't fly ever again on spirt"
Cons: "$57 for carry on!"
Pros: "Some of the air hostesses were nice.. Others were not that personable"
Cons: "as above"
Cons: "carry on baggage $65 per piece ripped off"
Pros: "The staff were nice"
Cons: "Seats are uncomfortable. I felt cramped. The plane stunk so bad! No entertainment"
Cons: "Flight delayed...no compensation but it was cheap so.."
Cons: "The flight from LAX was delayed twice and took off more than three hours later. The flight back from Philadelphia to LAX was canceled about two hours before the flight was to take off. Arranging a substitute new ticket on American cost me more than $680 - Spirit was offering an unacceptable replacement flight which would have been 2 days after the cancellation. Then, Spirit offered ONLY $50 as a coupon - instead of refunding the nearly $200 paid for the cancelled flight (or the actual damage of +$680). After I argued with Spirit they agreed to refund the cost of their ticket to LAX. END RESULT - Hours were lost due to Spirit delays and the flight cancellation, inconvenience was endured and more than $500 was lost. Very bad life flight experience."
Pros: "Boarding was extremely easy until we saw our lovely flight attendant permanent angry face. Why are you a flight attendant is you hate your job?!?"
Cons: "Don't be fooled by the low price, you'll end up paying out your butt for everything! You'll pay to choose your seats, carry on luggage, water, snacks. The seats are very uncomfortable, they do not recline and you'll definitely bump elbows with your neighbor. I'm 5'2 and 120lbs and the seats were wayyyyy too tiny for me!"
Pros: "Liked the inexpensive flight. The lead stewardess on the way out to California was great. She gave the best safety speech I ever heard. Informative, but so entertaining."
Cons: "Seats were uncomfortable with little leg room. Tray table on the way out was useless. You pay to assure that you have seats together, pay more for carryon or checked bags and pay for soda and snacks. There is no meal food that can be purchased which is an issue if you are running late for a 6 hour flight."
Cons: "They have hidden fees that Kayak is not telling you when you buy their tickets. They chrged me $57 just for small carryon bag and then you have to pay for the seat separately to board the plane. What is your ticket for? Reason to get to airpirt and ready yourself to pay what ever they ask. One has to pay additional fees to get boarding pass....."
Pros: "Price was good. Carry on was an extra $55. Pilot was good. Excellent landing."
Cons: "The seats don't recline and are hard and uncomfortable. Difficult on a red eye flight. No food or drinks unless you buy them. Not even water. No entertainment which is not a problem when I would rather sleep."
Cons: "Awful they Nickle and dime you"
Cons: "6 hour delay Flight attendants were rude and yelled at two passengers Bathroom on plane was not working After such a long delay offered no free snacks or accomodations Ran out of alcohol then somehow they brought some for a passenger who was extra rowdy and complained Offered some of us flight changes to stay longer and denied others - discriminatory behavior Never taking Spirit again"
Cons: "Crew wasn't very friendly, especially at the gate in LA. I understand that they consider themselves a no-frills airline but the extra charges got to be a little ridiculous. I was surprised I didn't have to pay to use the restroom. The seats were uncomfortable and there was very little leg room. I don't think I'll be using this airline again."
Cons: "Uh, can't check in online, kiosks were all down, and so of course there were long lines. Hence missing the 45 min window."
Pros: "I am puzzled about how can I get the receipt of the tickets. would you please tell me by email? My email is email@example.com. Thank you very much!"
Pros: "Crew was excellent. Plane was clean. Foot space was good. Actual cost of flight was good. Did not know everything was extra. Not so cheap in the end."
Cons: "Seat uncomfortable for a 5 hr flight. Back still sore 4 days later. Cost for luggage double of United. I had 2 bags under 50 lbs. If I had a carryon to put in the bin that would have been an additional $50. Water, soda, coffee, tea $3 each. No monitors to watch movies, TV. No port to charge cell phone, lap tops. Ended up being more expensive than my United flight to LAX. Would never use Spirit for a long flight ever again."
Cons: "Flight was cancelled after 5 hours of delays for mechanical issues"
Pros: "Flight was to take off at 920, arrived at gate and it was already delayed until 945, then they delayed it to 1045 then 11 then 12 then at 1am they cancelled. After canceling, I had to wait in line for two hours to be refunded. I will never use Spirit again."
Pros: "Got me to destination safely and ahead of schedule."
Cons: "Absolutely no comfort or entertainment options."
Pros: "Budget +$50 for check or carry on bag. Terrible check in and off load service. Seats don't recline on cross country flight"
Cons: "The seats are a joke. Paying for seats, bags in addition to a not so cheap flight. No customer service."
Cons: "Flight was delayed on both my trip to Los Angeles and my trip home. Updates on delayed on my previous flight were early and often. While updates on this flight were not. I checked my flight status early afternoon on Monday and found my flight was delayed. Yet when I arrived at the gate at LAX the information on the screen did not match what was on the website. The gate was stating the flight was delayed even more than the website was advertising."
Pros: "That I was traveling with my sister."
Cons: "The seats are super tiny. You have only about a foot between you and the person in front of you. The tray table is so small in can barely fit anything on it. There is no seat pouch to put your things on. They nickle and dime you for everything. No water, no drinks, no snack. You have to purchase everything, including your seat reservation. No bag of carry on is included. It was the worst flight I have ever been on. So uncomfortable..;( The seats are hard made of plastic."
Cons: "We were surprised to learn that our trip would cost an extra $100 as a penalty for bringing carry-on luggage. $52 for a checked bag and $55 for a carry-on. We were then repeatedly shown playful messages reminding us that we would have saved money if we had only paid for them earlier online. For our four hour and fifty four minute flight, no complimentary drinks or snacks were provided, not even water, though there were drinks for sale. Thankfully we had packed our own snacks. We felt kind of scammed with the bags. And the whimsical marketing style was insulting. Spirit Airlines apparently wants to be relatable and hip, but the actual flight experience was stingy and alienating. They did get us to our destination though."
Cons: "The seats don't recline. I'm 7' 3". Not being able to recline my seat made it a very uncomfortable flight."
Pros: "The boarding process was smooth and quick. The planes are new and clean. Crew is nice. Direct flight from California to Philadelphia."
Cons: "The seats are small and very uncomfortable. The fold out tray is extremely small as well as the arm rests. Seats don't recline at all. Everything costs money. You pay for your seat and you pay for your luggage. $46 to carry on and $42 to check luggage. Seats are anywhere from $10-$50. I don't feel I saved money by flying spirit."
Pros: "They were not kidding about bare fare, you literally have a seat (that doesnt recline) and bathroom for your flight, thats it! Overall, its affordable if you can do without the comforts that most are accustomed to when flying."
Cons: "Prepare for flights to be delayed. Both arriving and departing flights were delayed. The plane is dirty. I assume since they are always delayed, they don't get a chance to clean before each boarding."
Cons: "Everything was an upcharge. You have to pay for your seat selection and it costs more for carry-ons than it does to check the bags. The overweight bags are 40 lbs and not the expected 50lbs. It ended up costing me more for what I thought would be a more economic flight. Waste of money!!!"
Pros: "The guy (Brandon) at the luggage department for Spirit who was able to help make sure my luggage was shipped back to Los Angeles safely. He was very helpful."
Cons: "I would have to say that was the worst experience of travel in my life. I realize I bought my ticket a couple days before the flight but I was not informed I was on standby until I got to the gate. Even the girl at the front desk did not make me aware of this. I believe this is very unprofessional business practice. The flight was delayed for two hours and I was not given a seat. I missed the flight and did not want to wait around for 24 hours to take the next flight to Philadelphia. There was no warning that the flight was boarding and I missed my flight. Basically I had to lose the 300 dollars I paid for the flight and I nothing to show for it except a bad headache."
Pros: "I didn't like anything."
Cons: "There was delays both ways. No room to move. Couldn't sleep on the way home. Food and water had to be purchased."
Cons: "Charge $55.00 for luggage. I have to leave most my stuffs at home because of this overcharge. Seats are very uncomfortable, narrow and can not lean back. This made my 6 hours flight become nightmare. No serving for refreshment. Charge $3.00 for water. Charged $10.00 if you want an assigned seat by yourself. Long line at check in because all mishandle by Spirit airline management. This is very poor Airline to fly with. Stay away from this airline."
Cons: "I was over booked and barley made the flight, the seats we terribly uncomfortable for an overnight flight"
Cons: "Horrific up charges. COST $195 ONE WAY UPCHARGES- seat not recline no seats available w/out surcharge. 44 pound check in bag $87.00 (4 pound over their weight)-most airlines 50 pounds. . Water on plane $5 for 2 bottles. Never will fly Spirit Again. FALSE ADVERTISING saying it is good priced"
Pros: "I enjoyed how smoothly everything went!! The staff was also very friendly."
Cons: "The seats are very uncomfortable, it would be lovely if they reclined back slightly."
Pros: "Customer service, boarding process, and check in."
Cons: "Overall my flight from LAX to PHL was great! The airplane was clean and comfortable, employees were friendly and helpful, and check in was easier than expected. While I did enjoy my experience with Spirit in Los Angeles I still can't get past the terrible experience we had with them when flying to LAX from PHL. I most likely won't be using this airline ever again but once all airports operate as effiecently as the LA crew I will gladly do so."
Cons: "The lines for checking a bag were so long that I would have missed my flight had I been forced to stand in them, and I had arrived at the airport almost 3 hours early. The Spirit employees were not sympathetic or helpful. I will do everything in my power to avoid flying Spirit ever again and suggest to all my family and friends that this airline is awful."
Pros: "The crew was friendly and agreeable."
Cons: "Spirit is able to advertise the lowest flight prices available because they nickel and dime you at every chance. Its easily the least comfortable airline I've flown with. Why is there an option to rate the entertainment? There was none. This is the only airline I've been on to have no entertainment at all on a cross country flight. On top of all this it is three dollars for a water bottle on a 6 hour flight. That's ridiculous."
Cons: "Uncomfortable chair that didn't recline. Children were behind me kicking my chair the entire time on a red eye flight. You shouldn't serve overly sugary soda to children on red eye flights."
Pros: "We left on time and arrived on time. The flight was smooth."
Cons: "The seats are like sitting in school cafeteria chairs for 5 hours. For a red-eye flight, it was impossible to get comfortable to sleep. We also were frustrated with the baggage cost and limitations - 40 pounds for a main checked bag. Not even being offered water during the flights shows how "cheap" the airline is. I don't think we will be looking to fly Spirit again."
Pros: "The crew tried their best to manage an unfortunate situation."
Cons: "Lack of information into what was going on. Incorrect timelines in terms of what was going to happen."
Pros: "I got to my destination in one piece."
Cons: "It was like sitting in metal folding chairs for the entirety of the flight. With all the add-on charges, I could have taken business class from a different airline for the same price!"
Pros: "Although the flight was delayed 2 hrs, the crew was able to make up time so we were only 1 hr behind."
Cons: "For an overnight flight, seats need to be comfortable. We were on an older plane with little leg room and small uncomfortable seats. My flight to LAX a few days earlier was on a newer plane with large comfortable seats so I know Spirit has the right planes. They need to use them for the red-eye flights."
Cons: "being nickel and dimed for all the fees, very uncomfortable seats. Overall not cheaper than any other airline"
Pros: "The in-flight crew was friendly and attentive."
Cons: "The woman who scanned our tickets wasn't welcoming at all. The seats had very little leg room, we're uncomfortable, and didn't recline at all during the 4 and a half hour flight. Not only is the bag fee for a carry-on $55-100 each way, but it's more expensive than checking a bag, meaning that this flight is over $100 more expensive than anticipated. No included beverages or snacks on the flight."
Pros: "I was very disappointed that I couldn't even get a glass of water on your flight. I will avoid spirit flights. Others have similar sentiment . I bought a ticket and still needed to pay $59.00 for a $14.00 seat and one bag! never again"
Airlines flying from California to New Jersey have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
Masks required on board, masks provided
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms
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