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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Everything was perfect!!"
Pros: "Large space for sleep. Self service food and drink."
Pros: "The crew was extremely helpful and friendly! I really appreciate their efforts and professionalism."
Cons: "The seats are typically more comfortable. Towards the end of the flight I experienced lower back pair which is not typical for myself."
Pros: "My gate change and I was not informed"
Pros: "Great boarding great snacks great entertainment"
Pros: "We were delayed 1 & half hours to board & then sat on plane another hour & a half listening to captain LIE to us about why we could not take off!"
Cons: "Being lied to! Sitting on a crowded plane forever!"
Pros: "Everything.... staff was fabulous and accommodating but had trouble with the wifi..."
Cons: "I believe the airline should supply the headsets...."
Pros: "Free upgraded seat"
Pros: "Smooth flying experience all around. I appreciate their "healthy" meal and snack options."
Cons: "Onboard meals are expensive, and of tiny portion, sometimes they run out of meals, so we went hungry during the flight."
Pros: "Entertainment was great, seats with extra space were good"
Cons: "Kathleen, a stewardess, did not bring a blanket after asking 3 times, I turned light on, no one came, we were by the door and it was freezing. Finally I went to bsck myself and she and another gal were chatting. It was early in flight, and hiding isn't helpful. Plus, she was super grumpy from start. It's a job, please do it."
Pros: "Nonstop flight always a plus. Ground crew at baggage check, etc. we're super helpful and friendly."
Cons: "Flight departure was delayed from JFK over an hour and returning flight from LAX delayed departure as well. Very inconvenient for the high fare price. Seems Jetblue has a history of poor time performance. Would probably not book with them again."
Cons: "The ambient lighting used throughout the cabin was too bright and stimulating to let me fall asleep in an overnight flight, should have been dimmed more or turned off. The seats did not help the comfort levels either, should have been able to recline a tad bid more. The carry-on-bag situation is getting out of control, you should crack down on people who bring too many bags or oversized bags that should be checked in instead."
Cons: "Did not like that flight was delayed"
Cons: "Idled on the tarmac for over an hour. Ruined my day."
Pros: "The crew were friendly and very funny.."
Cons: "I was very upset because I was flying alone for the first time and there was no tv or movies . I was nervous and took comfort in the thought at least I can keep myself entertained."
Pros: "The seats were very spacious and comfortable with lots of leg room."
Cons: "They didn't provide headphones and *charged* for a blanket and pillow on a cross-country flight. Who does that?"
Cons: "Unprofessional crew, plane that seemed to have technical problems, entertainment system that was nonoperational, seatbelt sign on entire flight, strange fumes that several passengers complained about."
Pros: "The flight attendants were so sweet and thoughtful."
Pros: "Amazing !"
Cons: "No complains !"
Pros: "The crew kept us well informed and were extremely calm."
Cons: "We were stuck on the plane for 9 1/2 hours for a 5 hour flight. We weren't allowed to land at JFK, so we got diverted to Richmond, VA to refuel. Miserable experience."
Cons: "Bad attitudes, long lines, and no options. TERRIBLE experience and my vacation had to be canceled."
Pros: "The flights are good, plenty of room and great service."
Cons: "The 3 hour delay for "weather" was a bit much after sitting all day in the airport. Since no storms were in the NJ area until after 2am. The delay I'm guessing was due to Gov Christies ridiculous FAA changes. I cannot hold JetBlue responsible for this but anyone flying into the north east should count on a delay or canceled flights."
Pros: "Seats are comfortable."
Cons: "Flight delayed about an hour. Booked more than 4 months in advance but apparently seats were not assigned on this segment. Not even at check-in, only at gate. We were early, but they could not seat our family together. Not acceptable. This part worked fine on our way to FLL, so there's no excuse for not working on the flight back."
Pros: "Boarding was quick and efficient."
Cons: "The seats in my row were filthy. Not only was there food on the seats but there was crusted food on the pull down tray. When this was brought to Peter's (the steward's) attention he handed me a napkin and water to clean it myself. Absolutely unacceptable. I don't think I'll be flying JetBlue again."
Cons: "I didn't like arriving at 4:00 a.m. in the morning and having to be at work in a few hours. We were told that we would receive a voucher via email. I never received anything. The delay was unacceptable."
Pros: "The flight itself was too bumpy and scary"
Pros: "It was reasonably priced. I didn't realize when booking that the reason it's so cheap is that you have to pay for every little thing, but it was only a short flight, non-stop direct, which suited my needs, so I didnt really mind. I gave the "food" 1 star because there isn't a N/A option. Free wifi on the return flight!"
Cons: "Blankets and pillows cost extra. Food and drinks cost extra."
Cons: "3 hours delayed"
Pros: "Great flight"
Cons: "Everything was great"
Pros: "The flight attendants were kind."
Cons: "The flight was an hour late to arrive at the destination and there was no explanation."
Pros: "Staff was VERY friendly"
Cons: "Flight was delayed an hour and a half!"
Pros: "Short flight"
Cons: "1 hour late"
Pros: "Jet Blues onboarding person did a great job of managing expectations during a 2.5 hour delay imposed by Newark airport officials."
Pros: "we had space and although we left late the crew was very accomodating"
Cons: "more food maybe?"
Pros: "Love jet blue. Everyone is extremely nice, professional, attentive and helpful. Best leg room, comfortable seats."
Pros: "Snack choices are good, boarding from back is efficient and very cordial crew"
Cons: "No updates on a delayed flt being posted on departure board, when I went to check at gate flt had boarded and I missed flt. UPDATE DEPARTURE BOARD WITH RIGHT INFO!!!!!!"
Pros: "Great service as always!"
Pros: "Plane left on time, friendly crew, got upgraded, able to charge phone, comfortably and adjustable headrest"
Cons: "Delayed boarding due to air traffic was unavoidable. However, allowing earlier passengers to board with multiple carry-ons, of which some were questionable in size, did not allow passengers boarding later to have any room for theirs. Desk agent did ask for six volunteers to check their bags on a full flight. Adherence to the rules of size and number would be fairer to all passengers. Crew was very nice. Previous experience with Jet Blue was very positive."
Pros: "Was able to get a window seat and had eye masks and ear plugs for red eye flight"
Cons: "They charged extra for blankets and pillows on a red eye flight . Was very cold during the flight and could not sleep. My ear plugs were defective and the movies were slim pickings from the new releases."
Pros: "The crew was excellent - they did their best in a bad situation and should be commended for that - they let us get out of the plane after learning after we boarding that we would have to wait 2 hours to take off - they let us get out to go to the bathroom and get something to eat and bring back to the plane - it was very cold in the aircraft and there were not enough blankets to go around - additional blankets should be available - the chips that were served once we took off are not sufficient for passengers that were at the airport 2 hours earlier, experienced a 4 hour delay and still face a 3 hour flight- meal arrangements should be offered when passengers are facing such long delays - the free WIFI was a plus and the seats are comfortable"
Pros: "The staff was great..."
Cons: "It was more than 3 hours late and it was the red eye. Just made for a long ride"
Pros: "The Mint Class was wonderful. Danny and the other flight attendant were wonderful. Food and service and seat rivaled any domestic lie flat business product."
Cons: "The Direct TV didn't work and boarding was chaotic. The plane was delayed. Baggage staff was extremely slow in Ft. Lauderdale and gate staff in Ft. Lauderdale didn't seem too happy to assist. Ft. Lauderdale has always been a troubled spot for JetBlue with the staff..."
Pros: "Free snacks. Allllll about those!"
Pros: "Fast boarding, clean aircraft, friendly crew. Pitch space is very good and in "even more space" it's excellent"
Cons: "The choice of food could be better, for me the seats where not that comfortable but I loved the extra space. I'm 6 feet+ tall"
Pros: "There were no trip ups. Flight was on time. We boarded and arrived on time. JetBlue has free wifi and cable, but it was a red eye so I didn't get to enjoy much of it."
Cons: "There was an issue on board that made me wonder whether attendants are at all trained to manage situations of sexual assault. (An issue with another passenger arised and they were unprepared to deal with it). Also, the seats weren't all that comfortable but JetBlue does give you a sleep mask and ear buds for red eyes."
Pros: "The inflight experience was very good (full sized drink and choice of snack), plenty of leg room and comfortable seats."
Cons: "The check in line was painfully slow (lack of staff - only 2 stations open with a long line waiting). Also, the onboard entertainment system is a bit outdated (no on demand function, works much like an old style TV)"
Pros: "Very friendly staff"
Cons: "Hour late to board"
Pros: "Inexpensive flight"
Cons: "The crew was very rude to me and other passengers. He talked to us like we were children and that he was better than us, and seemed to enjoy doing it. The plane itself was filthy, small, and uncomfortable."
Cons: "A lot of turbulence...snacks were over priced but that's to be expected"
Pros: "The price for sure it was the cheapest ticket I ever had :)"
Cons: "Service on the flt was not optimal the flight attendants pretty much sat in the back Through the flight. They seemed bothered every time you try to ask them a question"
Pros: "Boarding process."
Cons: "Long flight, uncomfortable seats, a la carte everything, and prices were high for food and beverage. Vendor booked flight for me, so I did not choose to fly Frontier. Thought I had a direct to San Diego from D.C., turns out, we stopped in Colorado Springs, de boarded, waited an hour or so, then re boarded."
Pros: "The crew was nice- that's it"
Cons: "Everything - not comfy- it wasn't the frontier that I used to enjoy- horrible seats, horrible food and drinks you pay for everything... it was definitely a cheapened out airline. I understand low fares now and why y'all are priced the way you are! This airline is same as spirit not comfortable at all. I will pay a little bit more next time for quality. Also horrible landing."
Cons: "the seats.. the space.. the arm rests.. the tray tables.. everything"
Cons: "I had to buy another ticket on American because the delay would have made me miss my connection. I was going to a wedding and would have missed it."
Cons: "The delayed flight and the smell of puke for the entire duration of the flight after an indicidual puked before leaving the gate."
Cons: "Flight was delayed 2 1/2 hours then my bag didn't arrive at baggage claim for 45 minutes"
Pros: "Flight crew did try to make up time."
Cons: "Extremely late. Should of given us free non alcoholic drinks to make up for being so late."
Cons: "They nickle and dime you for everything. Charging for drinks and carry-on luggage? No reclining seats, pathetic tray tables. Never again. I'd rather pay more and have a decent flight."
Pros: "Not much. I really can't find much good to say other than that the gate agents took a tremendous amount of grief and stayed professional."
Cons: "Everything else. People, don't be fooled by the low prices - it is not worth it. Avoid Frontier like the plague. Flight from SAN to MCO was cancelled, rebooked 14 hrs later. We were 6 min past curfew leaving SAN and they returned us to the gate. Crew made no effort to hurry. They were ignorant or indifferent. Leaving MCO a week later flight was supposed to depart at 9:00 PM and was delayed 3.5 hrs and then cancelled. Next available flight was 24 hrs later. Frontier apparently only has one flight out of MCO daily. I had to book with Delta to get back to SAN within reason. I will never fly on Frontier again."
Cons: "Kept us on board with little to no communication for an hour and a half after landing"
Pros: "All in all the flight was typical for a low fare flight, comfortable for an unreclining chair, and as clean as would be expected."
Cons: "The only problem was that it was an overnight flight and about two in the morning members of the flight crew gathered at the back galley and began to talk and laugh rather loudly. Not only did they wake me up but they woke a little girl who began to cry loudly for some time. Perhaps they did not realize their loudness because they were friendly on and off the plane, but it was rather frustrating."
Cons: "Gum all over the carpet. Nicole and dimed at every opportunity. Uncomfortable seats that don't recline one bit. Only one of the 3 bathrooms was operational by the end of the flight."
Cons: "The flight coming in before we left got there luggage lost and caused us to miss our flight because there was only one person dealing with all check ins and lost luggage"
Pros: "Crew was great. Attentive and kind."
Cons: "Dirty. Just dirty. Gross bandaid underneath seat in front of me which got stuck to my purse when I pulled it out. Also got stuck on tarmac for 45 minutes with absolutely no information as to why or when we'd be able to get off the plane."
Pros: "I didn't die."
Cons: "Tiny seats, no accommodations, but at least I didn't die."
Pros: "On time and connection very. Lise to original flight"
Cons: "Seats terrible No wi fi Lousy food selection"
Pros: "This was our first time using Frontier and we were skeptical because of the low fares. At each step along the way we were glancing at each other and waiting for the other shoe to drop, but were very pleasantly surprised by the end of the trip to have found nothing wrong or hidden. As a person who has flown regularly for over 40 years on both budget and full service carriers, and had always enjoyed it up until the late 90’s, at which time I really began to dread going through the entire process; this was a really pleasant surprise. On our way home in the car after our return, both my wife and I agreed that this was the first time in years that we didn’t have any complains about the experience and that we actually had mildly enjoyed it. Maybe that was just a lack of pain. At least on this first time using Frontier we got more than we expected. I think if you take the time to understand the business model the first time you book and you follow the booking process; the seat and baggage selection choices and the check-in procedures, you will get a good bang for your buck. We did upgrade some selections but even with that, we were still way under the next carriers fare price point. Maybe if we had not taken the opportunity to upgrade during the online booking process it might have been a different experience. This flight was two round trip tickets from Cincinnati to San Diego. The first part was a non-stop and the return was a one-stop in Denver. All three legs were on an Airbus 320’s. On all three legs we had isle seats in the first 6 rows (2C/ 2D, 3C/ 3D and 6C/ 6D). We don’t care about, nor expect frills; we only want to get there and back comfortably with good value fares; and that’s what we got."
Pros: "The crew was nice and the boarding was efficient, which allowed us to get out on time despite a late arrival from the flight before."
Cons: "The plane was freezing - I had on a long sleeve shirt and hoodie and I had to keep the hood up just to keep from freezing. Also the seats are basically metal with thin padding, s o it's extremely uncomfortable."
Cons: "Our flight was cancelled 5 minutes before we suppose to take off, we were on the red eye from San Diego to Orlando. We then had to stand in line for 3 hours while they gave us a hotel voucher. Our flight was reschedule for 10:30am the nextmorning, it was then delayed until 12pm."
Pros: "The cheap flight"
Cons: "No wifi no tv sears uncomfortable workers didn't seem happy"
Pros: "On time, good price on fare."
Cons: "Seats don't recline. Not much leg room."
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats and small storage area under them. Not enough leg room"
Cons: "Frontier is definitely not what it used to be. You can choose your seats during online check-in, for a price. You can choose to check bags, for a price. You can choose to carry-on bags, for a price. The table trays are now called "traylets" because they are so tiny. Forget about putting a normal sized laptop on them. In-flight food and beverages are available, for a price. Gone are the days of fresh baked cookies on each flight and free water."
Pros: "The flight overall was good, no problems."
Cons: "I will look a LOT closer next time I fly. I felt that paying for the flight was great but did not know that the seat and 1 checked bag was xtra."
Pros: "The cheap price"
Cons: "No complementary drinks such as soda or snacks such as peanuts or pretzels"
Pros: "I had a medical emergency onboard and the captain took steps to make sure that medical attention was there when we landed. He also said hello. I really appreciated that!"
Cons: "What a farce, low fares but then charging for everything, including your seat and water! By the time you pay for all the necessities you are paying more than other airlines. What's next chafing for the restrooms?"
Pros: "Easy boarding. Friendly staff"
Cons: "Seats were bad. No wifi."
Cons: "Seats did not recline. I had to pay extra to make sure I sat with my children which is absolutely rediculous. Did I mention the seats did not recline. Also On literall all four flights we sat near the back since they offered one seat that was 0$ the others were $9 each flight. On all the flights the staff joked loudly talking about their weekend or what they were going to do. I understand being social but keep it down. We are traveling and exhausted. They kept waking my children up with laughter. On top of this. They misplaced our baggage for 24 hours. Ok yeah not such a big deal except when you were going to drive two hours away and going to need bathing suits and things in your bag. They ended up refunding the $50 luggage charge but did not refund anything I had to purchase ....."
Pros: "Boarding was ok"
Cons: "The airline charges for everything from carrying a bag on which just about every other airline does not. You have to pay to pick your seat, if you are flying with a friend or significant other you will not sit near each other unless you pay. There are no snacks or drinks offered other than water, you have to pay for any snack or juice/soda. You have to pay more to get seats with a normal sized food tray, otherwise you get a food tray the size of an iPhone. Seats do not recline. Will never fly frontier again"
Pros: "Overall great experience. Everyone was very nice"
Cons: "I'm very disappointed that you have to pay for a carry-on bag AND the fact that it wasn't mentioned when I was buying my ticket. I had bought my ticket before the carry-on fee went into effect so I wish I would have received an email about the change or my fee should have been waived since it didn't exist when I bought my ticket. I was disappointed when I was checking in and found out I had to pay for my carry-on bag"
Cons: "Flight was delayed"
Pros: "Boarding was fasr"
Cons: "Unfriendly staff, will never fly with frontier again"
Cons: "Boarded late again with no communication from any frontier reps"
Pros: "Crew was friendly and polyte. Flight was on time. that's about it"
Cons: "No one at counter for checking, had to wait 45 minutes for a representative to check in. Seats are the most uncomfortable of any airline i have ever used. Will charge you $3 for a cup of soda on a 4 hour flight. No entertainment, no wifi. They charge you if you want to pick a seat next to your spouse. $40 for a carry-on Red eye flight, no pillows, no blankets, airpline was freezing cold. ."
Cons: "They charge me $45 for a carry on never in my life i would imagine"
Cons: "On runway for 20+ minutes"
Pros: "The gate for my connecting flight was just by the arrival gate making possible short wait in Denver. Also friendly service. Also on time flights."
Cons: "The seats are pretty hard and uncomfortable. $3.00 coffee and tip was new to me."
Cons: "Delays for hours (5) and missed connections. On top of that, they couldn't get me to me San Diego destination. The best they could do was L.A....three hours away ! The offered no voucher and I would have to pay for my own hotel for the extra night stuck in Denver."
Pros: "On time and flight attendants were great"
Cons: "Seat rows seemed a little close"
Pros: "You guys didn't lose my checked bag."
Cons: "Seats are a bit uncomfortable."
Pros: "At least the take-off and landing were on time. We landed actually early but that extra time was taken up having to wait for some problems eg, a plane in the way and an apron-operator not available. These were minor problems though."
Cons: "We were told at first that the restroom at very front was reserved for the crew. When I asked an attendant if I'd understood right, she indicated I could to ahead and use it. I appreciated this, but the little room was dirty and stunk very bad. A relief to leave it! The charges for luggage (carry-on or checked) seem high, especially since you don't offer ANYTHING complimentary except water."
Pros: "The crew and conditions in which the planes were maintained. Our pilots were fantastic"
Cons: "The inexperienced personnel at the check in at Pittsburgh terminal who messed up my boarding pass, didn't have that I paid for carry on on the pass, this caused me further problems in Denver. Please train your people better."
Pros: "we got to our destination safely"
Cons: "We booked our flight to san diego with a short layover in denver. 2 days later they canceled our original flight and put us on a slightly later flight, which would make us miss our connecting flight in denver, so then they gave us a 7 hour layover in denver, we had planned on having dinner in San diego, but ended up getting to our hotel at 3 AM. They would not let us cancel our reservation and they promised us a $50 voucher, that never came. very subpar, and with the state of air travel these days that's saying a lot."
Cons: "Had to pay even for my carry on, in the end the flight wasnt as cheap as i thought"
Pros: "The planes did seem a bit newer than some of the planes with other airlines."
Cons: "The fact that Frontier charges for both checked luggage and carry-on luggage is enough to make me not want to use this airline again in the future. The food and drink options on the plane are also ridiculously overpriced. If Frontier were to price their in-flight food and drinks they would make a lot more money as budget minded people like myself would actually buy an item or two as opposed to refusing to buy anything at all. Overpricing food and drink items and charging for checked and carry-on luggage also has the added negative effect of me never wanting to use this airline again in the future. I will also actively dissuade friends and family from using Frontier."
Cons: "The delay of about 1 hour in the plane"
Cons: "My flight was cancelled 4 hours before departure. This was the Friday night before Memorial Day weekend, departing one of the busiest airports in the country. I was traveling home for a funeral. The only other flight to the east coast that got me to the funeral on time cost $1800. Spirit Airlines made no attempt to help me book on another airline after their next flight was 24 hours later and would have caused me to miss the funeral."
Cons: "I WILL NEVER TRAVEL WITH, NOR PURCHASE A TICKET FROM SPIRIT AIRLINES!!"
Pros: "Seat was nice but didnt recline"
Cons: "Seat not reclining and no wifi"
Pros: "Worst experience ever"
Cons: "They over booked and didn't have room for me on flight and then wouldn't refund or do credit money hungry"
Pros: "That we made it to Baltimore safely and early, about 30 mins before schedule."
Cons: "Original flight being cancelled due to lack of staff to service flight 2 days in a row. Who does central scheduling?? Why are flights cancelled due to workers not bring available?"
Pros: "Landed safely"
Cons: "All about nickle & diming people. Asked to pay for my carry on because it had wheels. What a joke. It's a laptop bag! Flight attendant was rude"
Cons: "Charging $35 to carry a bag into a plane. Seriously. No customer service, no anything. I've gone on cheap flights before, these guys stripped waaay too much out."
Cons: "The entire experience. I had to cancel the flight and pay $300 for for another one. The employees were terribly unhelpful and just did not care at all. I will not fly with Spirit airlines again. No one else should I am telling everyone I know."
Pros: "Arriving safely at my destination"
Cons: "No literature, no amenities, crowded seats that don't recline, getting nickel and dimed by attendants like carnival barkers for water, sitting next to dehydrated and furious people that just had to pay $55 to bring a carry-on which offset any savings they thought they were getting by flying Spirit, and a patronizing ad campaign that tries to get you excited to be miserable. "[Amenities] just weigh us down." It said something like that on the print out. I feel like not distributing water as a safety precaution in a pressurized atmosphere for a 5.5 hour flight is just begging for a catastrophe because a passenger couldn't whip out his MasterCard quick enough to stay hydrated."
Cons: "In flight crew was fussy, nagging. Lots of you can't do... Didn't like everything having a price, even water and a snack."
Cons: "Flight was delayed 4 hours ,we have to cancel some of our plans.we checked the history for the week and it is delayed every day .Never book spirit for the prices. Its not worth it"
Cons: "This airline "nickel-dimes" you for everything...$90 for a single carry-on bag round trip! We will never fly with Spirit again."
Cons: "You think you are getting a good deal but they nickel and dime you for everything. They charge $40.00 for carry on and that's if you paid online otherwise at airport it's twice as much. The plane broke down at take off...took them forever to have a mechanic look at it once we got back to gate. Had to de plane and wait 30 min for them to cancel flight. All 200 passengers were sent down to ticket counter where most of us waited for 5 hours or better bc they were understaffed and EVERY person who walked away was very upset. Wouldn't refund all of fares people paid and many of us couldn't get onto other flights. I have never experienced any thing like it in all my years of travel. Was at airport for 7 hours. Unacceptable! Dispicable. Was my first and last experience w Spirit."
Pros: "I arrived safely."
Cons: "$50 bag fee; $55 carry-on fee; overweight fees are high too Late takeoff, late arrival Slow check in Seats do not recline Cannot choose aisle/window preference without paying a fee"
Pros: "Literally nothing was pleasant about Spirit airlines"
Cons: "The fact the plane took off without half its passengers, we all had to sleep on the floor at the airport."
Pros: "Cheap fares"
Cons: "Delayed 3 hours for no reason, so I took a last minute flight on United for super cheap... and United didn't care about my carry on! Suck it Spirit!!!"
Pros: "The price was very cheap and that's why i chose to fly with Spirit. I expected the inherent tradeoffs when doing so."
Cons: "Seats dont recline unless you upgrade. no food offered. the interior of the plane is stripped bare - the seats have the essentials which was fine with me. I slept the whole flight although the seat was a bit uncomfortable."
Pros: "Had a middle seat open for more room"
Cons: "No drink, flight was 2 hrs late, $55 for a small checked bag"
Pros: "Took forever to board"
Pros: "Price of flight was 40 follars"
Cons: "It cost 110 dollars to check my two bags. I thought I had got a great d salmon a flight but if I would have flown a different airline I would have only lid about 90 for the flight and been able to check my bags for free. Will not be flying spirit again until their checked bag prices change."
Pros: "Not very much."
Cons: "All of my flights were delayed due to plane issues. Also, when I received my luggage bag from the plane.. It was completely destroyed.. The side of it was broken off and the outside was covered in some type of black marks. Not impressed what so ever. Never will fly this airline again."
Pros: "Missed an important life event bc of the 1 hour delay which they did not advertise ahead of time online or in an email update! I still arrived at my gate with 5 min to spare and they said the plane departed a few min before the posted time, ergo I had missed it by 90 seconds. they routed me to Dallas and I got in 3 hours after I was supposed to. Not dependable!"
Cons: "1 hour delayed and missed my Connecting flight! It was uncomfortable, seats don't recline, tray tables useless for working on a laptop"
Pros: "The staff was really courteous and nice."
Cons: "On my way back the flight was cancelled. The whole process of getting another flight was not smooth. I had to carry a bunch of bags all the way to nearly the other end of LAX (huge airport) by myself, then I had to rush to catch my flight because the ticket was not received by American Airlines until less than an hour before the flight (I arrived over two hours early). Also why did I not receive advanced notification the flight was cancelled?"
Cons: "The only water they had was for purchase."
Pros: "The new aircraft was nice."
Cons: "The flight attendants weren't very friendly. I overheard one day she doesn't know why people get on the plane and then use the lavatory right away. How about this is a possibility, your flight was delayed 25 minutes and we were in line waiting to board so after we got on the plane and got situated we needed to use the restroom. Maybe she was just having a bad day."
Cons: "I'm baffled that it's $55 to check a bag. Or $25 to move 2 rows up to a seat the same size. Or how ever much to get water on the plane. Poor business model. I was flying home last minute for a funeral but I highly doubt I would use Spirit again."
Cons: "After making the reservation I tried to call to make an adjustment and your website is the worst I have seen in quite sometime and completely worhtless as far as making changes and much less trying to reach someone for assistance. NEVER WILL I CONSIDER THIS AIRLINE AGAIN AND WILL GLADLY TELL EVERYONE I CAN ABOUT IT."
Pros: "flight schedule was on time"
Cons: "that I have to pay $50.00 for may luggage and it waits only 27 pounds."
Cons: "They wanted to charge $55 per carry-on, even for a small one and my laptop bag for each leg if the trip! That's $220! I will never fly with them again!"
Pros: "Quick boarding,price"
Cons: "Seats too tight,small. Couldn't move! Won't be flying Spirit because of this,,,, and I am not overweight"
Cons: "Everything. Worst flight ever"
Pros: "Boarding was efficient and planes are pretty clean."
Cons: "I didn't like the fact you have to pay for hand carry. That makes no sense to me and is misleading with your plane fares. The new planes have no seats that recline even though your take off and landing instructions call for having see in full upright position. It is always in that uncomfortable position. And the tray tables are way too small. you can't fit anything on there except a glass. For someone who travels often Spirit Airlines would definitely be my last choice. I definitely wouldn't recommend this airine to anyone."
Pros: "Flying time was good, but no water at toilets"
Cons: "Delays, waiting 8 hrs. delayed, looks like not enough personnel to take care of passengers needs, confusion and misleading information, followed by poor apologies, not worth, I will never flight again with Spirit. Also, there are fees everywhere, really you think you will save money, I don't think so, by the time you add the baggage fees,check in fees,seat fees etc. you end up paying more than other , better serviced airlines. Sorry , lost a client , I have tried three times thinking that you will improve,, the same result.NOT AGAIN!!"
Pros: "that i got to california"
Cons: "the long delays. Cancelled flight paying for snacks"
Cons: "Three hour delay. Seats were like torture"
Pros: "I got really cool seats both times around"
Cons: "b.s bag fees. Spirit needs to work on that. Not only that but I paid for a checked bag and they made me pay more because the flight got delayed"
Pros: "I thought the crew was alright, though not outstanding. Everything else was terrible."
Cons: "I had so many delays. The first flight was delayed two hours, because of mechanical problems. On my way back we were delayed for half an hour originally, which then turned into three hours. It totally messed with my travel schedule and will never use Spirit again. I understand that it is less expensive, and am 100% fine with not having typical amenities, but I would not expect to lose 5 hours of my life because they can't get it together."
Pros: "- They were so kind as to offer us "complimentary water" for our inconvenience which was a result of them not properly checking their equipment"
Cons: "- Upon arriving at the gate, the flight was listed as going to Denver instead of Minneapolis. There was no representative to ask about this discrepancy. Additionally, when I talked to customer support, they offered no help and had no idea what was actually happening so they made up a lie instead. - As it turns out, our flight was delayed, multiple times... with only one notification of those delays posted - The pilot for our flight was missing, however, the pilots for the flight after were both at the gate - When the pilot arrived, the flight attendants were missing - Just before entering the runway, we stopped and were informed there was an issue with the engine - This issue resulted in an hour delay with no air circulation to cool the cabin, resulting in 85 degrees of discomfort, lasting for over an hour - When the flight finally took off, the flight attendants did not bother to check that everyone was buckled, or that carry on items were stowed away - If you need more reasons why not to fly Spirit, please read more reviews"
Pros: "Speedy flight"
Cons: "Everything about it still haven't slept since"
Cons: "They make their ticket price lower, but don't tell you there are mandatory additional charges for things that are included with every other airline. To have ANY seat, not just special seats, there is an extra fee. There is a whopping $45 fee for a carry-on. You don't find out about these things until you go to check in. But you're stuck. You bought the "ticket" long ago. You just weren't aware you had bought a partial ticket. What a shameless racket. We will never use this airline again."
Pros: "It was my first time flying and I had no problems with boarding or late flights. Everything went smooth and I had a great experience for my first flight. I would take Sprit again if I could fit all my items in my personal carry on that is free of charge. If I need to pay for any other carry on or check in bags I might want to check out a different airline. Overall great experience. Seats had a lot of room and the plane was pretty clean."
Cons: "The true price of the flight was hidden in baggage"
Cons: "I mean, the seats are not just small and tight but they don't even incline for you to rest. My back was straight up the entire 4 hrs flight and this was an overnight flight. So of course my body was sour. First and last time I'll ever take this ridiculous dreadful flight."
Pros: "It was cheap for a last minute flight."
Cons: "But, there were extra fees at the last minute that did not expect. I spent an extra $100.00 for my carry on, misc. fees and for my seats. I wish Spirit would have told me about the extra fees when I booked the flight!"
Pros: "the first two rows of seats were apparently a higher class"
Cons: "that the amount charged for the bags feels like a scam. You fall for purchasing the tkt at a "competitive" price and you are pressured at the check in to overpay for you bags. If passenger is connecting to international flights, both ways, its twice the assault!"
Cons: "My flight was canceled and had to sleep on the airport and came too late to work next day! I wouldn't book again with Spirit Airlines!!!"
Cons: "I paid extra to obtain an exit seat with extra leg room for an overnight flight, but the seat was slightly lower and much harder than the surrounding seats, causing me to shift my medium frame weight throughout the night."
Cons: "Trays were too small for laptop, seats uncomfortable, and a variety of more food would be nice."
Pros: "Price, Non Stop service."
Cons: "Charging of Carry On or Check In bag is confusing. I was charged twice...now I have to go to my bank to fight dispute this charge."
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