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High season

DecemberMost popular time to fly with an average 19% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$214(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$82or less

Good deal one-way

$56or less

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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

5.7
Frontier
Overall score based on 39,739 reviews
6.4
Boarding
5.4
Comfort
6.8
Crew
4.6
Entertainment
4.7
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "The softest landing on our whole trip!"

Pros: "Clean"
Cons: "Boarding"

Pros: "The schedule was timely"
Cons: "Am 6.4 ft my leg did not fit in the chair"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Boarding was fast."

Cons: "Negative leg room, Hugh bag fees that were not stated in the original purchase"

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: "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."

Cons: "Couldn't move the seat back at all. Couldn't sleep."

Pros: "All"

Pros: "Inside staff where very friendly"
Cons: "Ground staff horrible , terrible"

Pros: "not much"
Cons: "boarding process was a disaster. no one knew what they were doing. $30 for a carry? seriously? No free snack on the plane. Everything cost $5-$10... never again will i fly Frontier."

Cons: "We sat on the tarmac for about 1.5 hours in Denver before we could leave the plane."

Cons: "Everyone trying to sell me something else at every turn."

Cons: "4 hr delay due to personnel issues"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The plane was delayed and I was not notified by email."

Pros: "Cheap"
Cons: "Seat cannot be declined! Plane also made an awful noise when taking off and landing!"

Cons: "I did not like the long delay"

Cons: "We boarded 30 minutes late and therefore took off and landed 30 minutes late without any acknowledgement whatsoever. It seemed almost nonchalant that everything was a half hour behind schedule, and there was no explanation. Not awesome."

Pros: "Quick efficient"
Cons: "Legroom"

Pros: "Low fare but lay over too long I will only fly non-stop in the future. Service personnel were pleasant."
Cons: "Flying into Denver was delayed because of storm and lightning. I will avoid any lay-over next trip. Food selection wasn't good."

Pros: "nothing!!!!!"
Cons: "everything!!!!!"

Pros: "Getting off and never turning back"
Cons: "Everything"

Cons: "I had to pay $9 for 2 cans of soda and 2 small snacks. You could only pay be credit card and it had the option of leaving a tip! They charge too much for little things that other airlines include for free."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Delays, late bags, poor service"

Cons: "there were too many delays and the situation was handled poorly. I do not plan to fly Frontier again in the future."

Cons: "everything"

Cons: "Charged for every additional thing so the cost of the ticket was not true."

Pros: "Nothing"

Pros: "Upgraded us!"
Cons: "Told us the Wrong carrosol for our baggage."

Cons: "Horrible costumer service, charge $40 for a carry on"

Pros: "Value priced, good service"

Pros: "Cheap prices. Clean plane. Felt safe."
Cons: "No comp soft drinks or snacks"

Pros: "Boarding was quick"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "That we landed safely and smoothly"
Cons: "Nothing negative to say"

Cons: "Seat do not recline"

Cons: "A little noisy"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Bag fair, airline in general"

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "Everything."

Pros: "Roomy and lots of storage space"
Cons: "The long lines to board"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "3 hours of delay, no respect and appreciation of the wait."

Cons: "got delay bad service"

Cons: "bag fees and slow boarding"

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "everything"

Pros: "attendants were helpful and friendly"
Cons: "would like some reading materials since they don't have entertainment anymore."

Pros: "Cheap tickets"
Cons: "No food or entertainment"

Cons: "i wasnt able to even fly"

Cons: "Lots of delays"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Direct flight easy checking and broading Friendly helpful staff"
Cons: "Seating not very comfortable That I had to purchase seats on the way back"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "One person needed medical attention but no one was alllowed to deplane? This person was in the last seat of the plane."

Pros: "Great price"
Cons: "No wifi"

Pros: "Ease of boarding"
Cons: "Lack of movement in seat"

Pros: "Long flight- red eye - but impossible to sleep."

Cons: "Everything!"

Pros: "It was on schedule. Everything was nice for the price."

Pros: "Price"
Cons: "could not access boarding pass on mobile device seats very uncomfortable could not hear/understand announcements from crew"

Cons: "Seats are hard as rocks. There was no available wifi so I couldn't listen to music. It was an overnight flight and the flight attendants kept the lights on high for the first hour or so. They charged me an additional $30 fee for my bag being 49 pounds. Thought the limit was 50. They charged $3 for water. When we started our descent with about 45 minutes left they again turned the lights up to blaring. The best part of the flight was when it was over. Never again. Only Southwest from now on.. Crooks"

Cons: "Paying for luggage and no free coke or water"

Cons: "The up charges for everything is ridiculous (you even have to buy water). By the time you add in all the up charges the flight is no cheaper or more expensive (bait and switch) This will be my one and only time to fly spirit airlines"

Cons: "$57 for carry on!"

Pros: "Some of the air hostesses were nice.. Others were not that personable"
Cons: "as above"

Pros: "Service is across the board very poor. Gate Personnel were condescending and disrespectfull. Extremely difficult reaching a human over the phone and when you do it is an overseas call center. Telephone agents are hard to hear and cold and script. By the time the airline is finished nickel and diming you you will end up paying more for less. Less, service, less comfort and for your plane being repeatedly delayed. Mine was more than two hours late for take off."
Cons: "Informal, unprofessional and uncomfortable"

Cons: "Flight delayed...no compensation but it was cheap so.."

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: "Delayed 4 hours. Wtf"

Pros: "Good Price"
Cons: "It was a mess to check in...."

Pros: "Planes are new and crew seems very competent"
Cons: "Beware! Initial ticket price is jacked up 30% more for baggage, seats, snacks. Also the seats are narrow and stiff."

Cons: "The plane was shaking a lot"

Cons: "Our delay"

Pros: "The plane is new, the crew was excellent, the flight was on time."
Cons: "Beware -- Even though you pay a low upfront ticket price, you'll pay 25-30% more for baggage, seating, snacks, etc. It's only a deal if you like to fly cross-country with a purse only. Also, the seats are narrow and don't recline."

Pros: "Boarding was easy and the crew was helpful."
Cons: "Ride was uncomfortable."

Pros: "Left on time, landed safely on time."
Cons: "scary and deceptive tactics concerning luggage no free drinks on board"

Pros: "Spirit offers a very reasonable set of conditions for a minimal ticket price. It'd no frills and the seats are adequate but they don't recline and legroom is at a minimum. If you are flexible enough to tolerate the limitations it's a great deal."

Cons: "Our flight from LA to Philadelphia was cancelled.....Spirit Airlines only available option was a flight TWO days later....."

Pros: "Nothing, will not take this flight again."
Cons: "Service was very bad"

Cons: "No frills. Seats don't recline and are uncomfortable."

Pros: "It was unclear from website what was expected of carry ons."
Cons: "Allowed caucasian male to not pay for carry on that did not fit ,but was charged with a baggage fee for something that was the correct size but had wheels. An issue that isn't mentioned on their website or when measuring baggage or that their rep during check in did not mention!!!"

Pros: "Pilots do a good job and fly smoothly"
Cons: "everything but the pilots"

Pros: "It was easy to check bags and the girl who checked us in was amazingly helpful. The food and beverage options were reasonably priced for airline prices. The flight was direct both ways."
Cons: "Everything still ended up costing the same as if we had taken a regular airline tha includes bags. Also our airplane was dirty and the seats were split open and falling apart. There is no in flight entertainment."

Cons: "Nobody would stay seated the entire flight! Pushing and pulling my chair to move around the cabin."

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."

Pros: "Nothing!"
Cons: "Rediculous fees and they claim low prices but it ends up being More with baggage check fees."

Pros: "Ease of boarding and check in"
Cons: "Nothing was objectionable"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Price was low, crew was friendly. Would take again but only for 3h or less flight."
Cons: "Low price meant NO convinieneces. The seating was like they took a great plane, stripped it down and put super narrow plastic chairs. Buses are more comfy. It was rough. For a 6+ hour flight would not recommend."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "I am puzzled about how can I get the receipt of the tickets. would you please tell me by email? My email is 390168576@qq.com. Thank you very much!"

Pros: "Nothing."
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: "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: "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: "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"

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Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from California to Philadelphia

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