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Low season

AugustBest time to beat the crowds with an average 2% drop in price.

High season

AprilMost popular time to fly with an average 10% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$197(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$67or less

Good deal one-way

$35or less

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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

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Frontier
Overall score based on 39,919 reviews
6.4
Boarding
5.4
Comfort
6.8
Crew
4.6
Entertainment
4.7
Food
Airline reviews

Cons: "Fix the plane before it’s scheduled to take off"

Cons: "Flight was cancelled, they made us wait at the airport for five hours, kept delaying thirty minutes at a time. Didn't offer another flight out until three days later"

Pros: "Seat was very uncomfortable"
Cons: "No entertainment"

Pros: "The crew and the clouds"
Cons: "Send out emails reminding passages to shower (that means washing your hair and ass), wear deodorant, and brush their teeth."

Pros: "Yes!"
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "I made it safely to and from my destination."
Cons: "The seats are very uncomfortable, lack padding and back support."

Pros: "Price"
Cons: "All good"

Pros: "Non stop"
Cons: "Seats suck"

Pros: "Price, on time"
Cons: "Seats, no free seat selection, sat next to stinky toilets"

Pros: "Early, friendly staff"
Cons: "No WiFi"

Cons: "5 hour delay, horrible last minute communication. Second time in a row this has happened with Frontier. Will never fly them again at any price."

Pros: "Pilots were great. Nice flight experience."
Cons: "Delayed boarding - waiting for paperwork. Annoying"

Pros: "Boarding was fast, Polite staff, Very nice crew."

Cons: "Due to all the delays on my first flight I just decided To re-book a different flight back I will never fly with this company again terrible the only reason they get a star because I can’t give them nine terrible"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Late. Late.Late Staff seemed rude"

Cons: "Too bad"

Pros: "The price but after today, I’m going back to “you get what you pay for.”"
Cons: "Flight was delayed 21/2 hours. Was not told ahead of time. We boarded even later then we sat on the tarmac for an hour and a half and we were told that we were #12 in line. An hour later we were told that we were now #15!! Finally off the ground. Flight attendant had a very annoying voice but what made it worse how he kept asking for money because of everyone purchasing. Yes I know but some how on other flights you don’t hear about the money, this was in your face"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Service, didn’t take off or land in time, no explanations"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "No consideration for customers"

Pros: "the crew is nice"
Cons: "waiting 2hours for board, and wait again after landing"

Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Good flight for price"

Pros: "Arriving early"
Cons: "Having to pay for basics"

Pros: "baggage check-in speedy and efficient, rapid plane boarding and plane left the gate on schedule"
Cons: "A special circle in Dante's Hell should be reserved for the Frontier executives who approved the seat design. The non-reclining seat backs are fairly comfortable, but the seat bottoms appear to have about 1/4 inch of foam padding over a hard shell. Did anybody actually test these things out by sitting in them for over 10 minutes?"

Cons: "Small table trays & uncomfortable seats. You get what you pay for."

Cons: "MY LUGGAGE WAS LOST!!!"

Pros: "I had an average flight. No major issues. My main objective as a direct fight which only this flight offered. $40 checked bag fee. Not aware of any fee for carry-one but guess I need to check my recipets...."

Pros: "NOTHING!!! Worse customer service I've ever experienced. 2 canceled flights and no email notification for either. Hell in one instance they counter never opened to explain the issues. NEVER AGAIN!"

Cons: "I am so upset that I was charged after she put our bag and it fit in spot for baggage. This is just wrong"

Cons: "."

Pros: "Flight was fine. Seats were cramped but no worse than any other airline."
Cons: "When we landed, I did not get to baggage claim in a timely fashion. Frontier took our luggage and locked it up. We were told to go to the Frontier ticket counter to get our luggage. When we arrived all the frontier employees were gone for the day and no one at the airport could retrieve it. We had to wait several hours for someone to come and get our luggage. This was a terrible inconvenience. I have never experienced anything like this by any other airline. I have no idea why they did not just leave it off to the side (like every other airline does)."

Pros: "Arriving"
Cons: "Constant waiting and delays and ridiculous fees. Would be better to charge more instead of deceptive charges."

Pros: "Safety instructions worth the funny copy was great."

Cons: "Five hours late, HORRIBLE representatives And"

Cons: "Fronter seems to be delayed often"

Cons: "The plane departed 45 minutes behind schedule. When we arrived, 20 people or so did not receive their luggage. Frontier representatives were nowhere to be found. Finally someone came and herded us upstairs, gave us no information about our luggage, and had us form a line to file a claim. Frontier staff was utterly unapologetic and had no sense of urgency. I still don't know where my bag is. The plane was supposed to land at 12:45, and I left the airport at 3:30 and missed an important work meeting."

Pros: "The staff and pilots were great!"
Cons: "The seat I spent extra for."

Pros: "The friendliness of the flight attendants, as well as the help I received at the check-In desk."
Cons: "The comfort of the seats, I'm 6-4" the room available is tiny for me."

Pros: "I can tell you what I didn't like. My seat and bags cost more than the flight itself. So no I did not have a good experience and I will never fly Spirit again"

Pros: "Caring crew! The flight was on time and we even arrived slotted early"
Cons: "We were not offered a free cup of water. Even though it was a short flight it would have been appreciated"

Cons: "O couldn't take the flight because the cost of my luggage exceeded the costed my fight & was not allowed to cancel for refund of any kind."

Pros: "The crew was friendly and humorous"
Cons: "Flight attendants made too many unnecessary reminders throughout the flight about buckling seat belts and staying seated when the seatbelt sign is illuminated. It felt like every 5 minutes they were making an announcement making it impossible to get any rest. Passengers were roundly and acted like they had never been on a plane before. Maybe they hadn't and just didn't know any better. But it made the flight unpleasant."

Cons: "the pilot almost crashed the plane"

Pros: "The flight attending Andrew was very rude. Rude to me and many others. I felt it was the worst experience ive had on a flight, i fly often."

Cons: "See above"

Pros: "A mediocre experience that charged me for every interaction with the airline, including a can of club soda. An obnoxious business model."

Pros: "Great fare.awesome staff.had to wait to load bags.but will fly again"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "That they did not have enough people to process all the flights " we didn't expect all of you to show up" Allowed four other flights to cut in line to make their flight but when it came to new Orleans had 100 of us not board. 4 hours later, 5 lines and lying to us about the plane turning around They Told us the next flight was 4 days later... not even connections options. At first they did not want to give us refunds either until they called security on one irate small blonde lady and security, afraid of a riot I think, told the airline they needed to resolve the issue."

Pros: "On time bag claim fast comfortable seat for short flight"
Cons: "Baggage drop off line at 5am ridiculous"

Pros: "Very helpful crew especially the young black guy."
Cons: "Free drinks"

Pros: "No frills but very clean and comfortable"
Cons: "Free drinks"

Pros: "not much really, it brought me there."
Cons: "seatings, been able to have water from staff not ice cubes. Never heard of an airline that make you pay for water..."

Cons: "9hr Delay"

Pros: "Finally getting off the flight Crew was nice"
Cons: "Paying $60+ for my checked bag Charging for water No explanation as to why my flight was delayed No compensation for delayed flight"

Pros: "Cheap"
Cons: "Horrible staff. They should be fired and replaced by robots."

Pros: "Very nice crew!"
Cons: "Obviously...the delay!!!"

Pros: "For what the price you pay it’s not bad at all. The seats were comfortable. The crew were nice and they were being very attentive and friendly."
Cons: "There is no sort of entertainment at all so you might want to bring your own devices or book to make the flight seem shorter."

Pros: "I liked the price of the ticket originally but I found out that not only does Spirit charge you to check a bag , but they charge you to carry on a bag as well. My bag was a bit over weight so I ended up having to pay extra and after all the extra costs, the money I paid to check my bags ended up being more than the price of the flight."
Cons: "My flight was over 4 and a half hours delayed and after speaking with several people about this experience, I found that this is par for the course for Spirit Airlines. Supposedly they are delayed by several hours more often than not. I heard more than once that this was several people's first and last trip with Spirit and I am of the same mind. I wont be flying with Spirit again if I can avoid it."

Pros: "No comfortable setting"

Cons: "I did not. Like anything."

Pros: "Departure and arrival was on time. Cheap tickets"
Cons: "There aren't any complimentary drinks and snacks, all as to be purchased although this probably contributes to keeping their prices down as well. Flying domestic, the economy chairs do not recline."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Cons: "Never booking through flight Network at kayak and Spirit airlines again. Too many fees it's ridiculous."

Pros: "Crew were polite and efficient"
Cons: "The extremely high cost to check a bag, almost double very other airline!"

Pros: "The food packages were reasonably priced."
Cons: "The staff was RUDE. Period the END. We got boarded on to a plane with zero air conditioning in 90 degree weather and instead of 1) DELAYING BOARDING 2) ACTUALLY NOTIFYING US AS TO WHAT WAS HAPPENING 3) OFFERING FREE WATER FOR THE INCONVENIENCE AND SO YA KNOW, PEOPLE DONT DEHYDRATE we were essentially told nothing for 45 minutes of sweltering heat. And once again, the crew was rude. They didn't offer assistance of explanation in fact they rolled their eyes at you as if they couldn't be bothered. We were actually told as we were deboarded "stay near by because we will leave without you" WITH zero time frame. I would rather pay a thousand dollars for a ticket then fly spirit airlines again."

Pros: "I like that Sam was a very very good the sound was very good flight attendant who helped the elderly as well as the mothers with babies give him thanks and props"

Cons: "Flight not on time."

Pros: "Nothing except the funny crew!!"
Cons: "Late departure and arrival and I felt like I'm riding a bus!!"

Cons: "no complaints drink not even water and charge too much for legges"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Worst experience every ... Spirit is a shitty airline. Beware of their hidden fees and really bad restrictions on flight changes / rebooking and cancellation. I hope the airline goes down without any passengers."

Pros: "The staff was courteous and happy. Smiling and speaking to passengers. No carry on baggage fee. I have been flying frequently over the last couple years and it was the only staff that made me feel like customer service matters."
Cons: "A fee for water and soda."

Pros: "Flight crew was nice from LAX to MSY"
Cons: "small seats, hidden baggage fees through priceline"

Cons: "$50 per bag Tired dirty seats Attendants playing cards at front of plane"

Pros: "Crew was nice"
Cons: "The Charges for every little thing was annoying"

Pros: "Made up for lost time."

Pros: "I like that once on the plane the ride was smooth, the cabin was unusually comfortable, and we got their earlier than expected, but not on time. Cheap!"
Cons: "Delayed flight as usual, landing, no complimentary drinks or snacks"

Pros: "I got to my destination and the tickets were very reasonable."
Cons: "Anything extra was very expensive and more so than other airlines. Also the checked bag rate was higher than other airlines."

Pros: "No gate switching last minute, the plane was reasonably clean and the crew was friendly & professional."
Cons: "The plane got delayed once taking off from LAX: once because they got delayed after landing and heading towards the gate, which I understand might be out of their control and then because they found a "loose piece of plastic that had to be looked at by a mechanic before take off". My biggest beef is water. I just wanted some courtesy water which I thought is like an universal right, but was told that if I wanted water, i had to buy a $3.00 bottle. Seriously guys? That is just ridiculous."

Cons: "I purchased a bottle of perfume as a Christmas gift at LAX airport while waiting for my delayed flight to New Orleans. On my way to baggage claim I remembers I had it in my lap and thus exited the plane with it still on my seat. I immediately alerted airline staff but they returned saying it wasn't found. Yet, the next passengers were not yet boarding. I call that stealing."

Pros: "the budget airline where you pay for everything - including water and carry on luggage - means you end up paying the same or more as other airlines. If you can go without water or luggage, you will save money."
Cons: "Luggage cost 100 dollars, instead of 25 on other airlines, because of higher costs. On outgoing flight from New Orleans they were 2 hours late leaving, then boarded and then announced the pilot wasn't on board and they would have to wait til they arrived - for what turned out to be almost an hour, during which time they turned off the air so the plane was hot, stuffy and cramped, and water was available only for purchase. I called and emailed the company - no response. Terrible service, not worth the proposed savings because other costs equal out - cramped cabin, poor quality, no customer service to reach."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Fees, customer service, missed flight due to overbooking"

Pros: "Customer service"
Cons: "No food"

Cons: "Charge for carry-on"

Cons: "Seat upholstery needed to be cleaned and arm rests and trays replaced. All of the aforementioned were dirty, worn down with stains and dusted with left-over food crumbs and dirt particles from previous passengers."

Cons: "First my flight was canceled do to " weather conditions" even though all other airlines were flying out to the same city. When I asked for help the desk attendant said I can look on my phone for available flights. So I didn't feel like the staffed cared at all. The flight back went without a delay but the airplane felt very cramped and with no entertainment to distract us from our 4 hour flight. When I did finally order a coffee and muffin the flight attendant staired at me like I wasn't speaking English. And passed everything to me 1 by 1 in the most awkward uncomfortable way. I don't know how exactly to describe it but it was incredibly strange and not very professional. Over all I won't be flying with this airline again."

Cons: "There is no water."

Cons: "The rates posted on the Spirit web page were different than what was charged when claiming bags. I paid $41.00 per bag for my son's bag and mine. The seats on this plane were awfully uncomfortable - very hard. They announced once in the air you can change seats but the flight attendant told me the seat I wanted to move to which the entire row left and right were open were being blocked off for an emergency. Then the flight attendants sat in these seats reading their books. That is pure BS customer service. Everything has a price. No complementary beverage, nuts or anything. You are better off booking with a better known airline that includes everything and the seats are probably much more comfortable. Doubt I will ever fly Spirit again."

Pros: "Everything was great! Happy to fly Spirit!"
Cons: "No complaints. Boarding could be a little smoother but besides that it was good."

Cons: "Luggage cost put complete ticket price higher than competitors in which first luggage is free. Also competitor includes complimentary snack and/or beverage"

Pros: "I thought the seats were decent, and the aisle is wider than most."
Cons: "I didn't like the fact that only one bathroom was working. The price for luggage is OUTRAGEOUS. There was pretty much no service from the flight attendants. This was the first time I've flown with Spirit and it will be the last. I should have known better than to not book with Delta or Southwest. Even though you lure customers in with your initial low price but than you nickel and dime the customers to death with fees for everything and the extreme high cost for luggage, that your initial ticket price became higher than the other two carriers initial price. Shame on you!"

Cons: "The slow process with the crew checking in our luggage"

Pros: "It's a solid budget airline. No frills. I'm an average sized guy so the seats were fine. There's no food served, drinks are extra, even water, and there's no entertainment. I would have put N/A for those two categories in the rating."
Cons: "Water was extra. I would have expected water to be included and other drunks to be extra."

Pros: "Check in was fast and convenient!"
Cons: "Baggage fees are extremely high!"

Pros: "Nothing. I really wish I would have read spirit's reviews before booking with them."
Cons: "I booked a round trip flight through spirit from July 2nd to July 4th for a friend's wedding. Found out the night before my flight that it was cancelled due to "mechanical failure." Since it was on a holiday weekend, all of spirit's other flights for the day were full and customer service (which is also terrible) would not put me on another airline. They offered a refund, which I accepted and have yet to receive, but I had to fork out another $120 to get another last minute flight. And of course they did not offer to cover the extra cost. Tl;dr - booked a flight with spirit because it was cheap and ended up almost missing my friend's wedding because my flight was cancelled."

Pros: "My no frills trip was great. Perfect price and no incidents!! Staff was fun and good natured even when they wanted to smack a passenger!!!!"

Cons: "The seats were uncomfortable"

Pros: "Smooth ride"
Cons: "That I had to pay for my carryon luggage when I had read that I didn't have to pay when I booked my flight."

Cons: "Seats don't recline at all."

Pros: "Same flight. The crew was excellent, friendly, attentive and very helpful."
Cons: "No even a free cracker and glass of water."

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