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CLT — DSM
Sep 23 — Sep 301
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Fri 9/23
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October

High season

July

Cheapest flight

$126

Average price round-trip

$430

Good deal round-trip

$443

Good deal one-way

$305
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Top 4 airlines serving Charlotte Douglas to Des Moines

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DeltaOverall score based on 31422 reviews
8.1Boarding
7.8Comfort
8.5Crew
7.8Entertainment
7.5Food
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Cons: "Late taking off. Late arriving. Tiny plane, no entertainment system, took everyone's carryon. Had to wait to get carryon back."
Pros: "Fast boarding and off boarding"
Cons: "Crew wasn’t as attentive. While my first flight (I had a layover) seemed extra attention and care was put into the cleanliness and order due to Covid, second flight seemed to be a little overcrowded."
Cons: "Seats could have been more comfortable. No space. Food made me sick."
Cons: "Everything was fine... I should have packed a snack because I’m always hungry! Will travel Delta again!"
Pros: "As always the Delta crew was super friendly and helpful and made the trip very enjoyable."
Cons: "Everything was perfect"
Pros: "Flight attendant coughed in my face twice without covering her mouth while I was seated and she was passing out drinks and snacks"
Pros: "I apreciated how well informed he captain kept us. There were several delays but she communicated freely and helped us to feel safe."
Cons: "Best option across the pond, amazing upgrade prices"
Pros: "Inflight entertainment was great. Movies, games, moving map. Best I’ve ever seen in main cabin for free."
Cons: "The seating was too cramped. It’s extremely uncomfortable. Seems tighter both on knees and elbows."
Pros: "The crew was great and also the snacks."
Cons: "We were late getting into ATL."
Cons: "Plane too small to have any on board entertainment"
Pros: "Food good"
Pros: "Great service!"
Cons: "N/A"
Cons: "Leg room"
Pros: "It was on time"
Cons: "Plane too cold."
Pros: "Quick boarding, great seats and everything went on schedule."
Pros: "The fact that I was so relaxed."
Cons: "The food"
Cons: "Online check in didn’t work. Called Delta 800# and rep said I needed to wait till I got to airport. Airport rep said I needed to use the KLM flight number, not the Delta number.W"
Pros: "Nicest staff"
Cons: "Nothing at all"
Pros: "El cumplimiento de vuelos"
Pros: "Quick and easy."
Pros: "On time. Seat upgraded seat to Delta Comfort plus, courteous flight crew, music before take off and landing."
Cons: "Almost an hour late leaving the gate."
Pros: "Upgrade to ComfortPlus"
Pros: "They did take care of the situation in a timely manner and switched my flight were I made it in my time line . Switched to American from Atl. to Houston"
Cons: "Was informed the flight delay due to equipment ,"
Pros: "The plane went where it was supposed to go."
Pros: "in Charlotte"
Cons: "delay on flight"
Pros: "The crew was extremely nice and helpful."
Cons: "Small crowded aircraft with minimal overhead storage. The seat pitch was so limited my knees were against the seat in front of me. The tray table couldn’t be lowered completely. Small child behind me kicked my seat during the entire fight."
Pros: "Crew was friendly and efficient"
Cons: "Very minimal legroom. Screaming children behind me kicking my seat during flight"
Pros: "Leo was friendly and helpful, a wonderful presence on the flight."
Cons: "Multiple delays in Atlanta"
Pros: "Nothing other than it was over quickly."
Cons: "Seat did not recline at all."
Pros: "I love being on a smaller plane/jet! Boarding was painless and I had no problems with my two small bags. Due to a mix-up in seating, I had both seats to myself! We even got in will before the scheduled time! De-boarding took far less time than "regular" plane/jet!!!"
Pros: "Leg room was descent"
Cons: "Excessive delays. Was scheduled to leave CLT at 3:21 PM, then rescheduled to depart at 423; then waited on the tarmac to take off for about 45 mins total; didn't arrive in NYC until around 718 PM; very long day with Delta Airlines."
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Service"
Cons: "Comfort"
Pros: "Great!"
Cons: "Great!"
Pros: "Flight was on time and even landed early. Boarding was seamless with bag tag. Seats were comfy. Crew was professional."
Cons: "A drink with no napkins? I know airlines need to cut costs but what if I spilled my drink or want to wipe my hands after eating pretzels Delta? You can still provide napkins."
Cons: "The flight was delayed for boarding, then delayed for take-off, then circled LaGuardia for an hour, diverted to JFK. They indicated weather, but JFK is 9.6 miles away... so weather really??!!"
Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "Delayed multiple times. I have been traveling 13 hours and am still not in London."
Pros: "Having status. Always on time. They run their schedules like European trains."
Pros: "The customer service of the middle aged White frmale FA"
Cons: "The seats were small"
Pros: "There is no rating selection for not applicable under entertainment, unless your asking about watching other passengers."
Cons: "Leg room was awful, and flights left late for no reason."
Pros: "Overall everything was fine."
Cons: "The plane was delayed quite awhile due to ice on the plane and loading baggage."
Pros: "great boarding crew for an early morning flight."
Pros: "Free upgrade to Economy Plus"
Cons: "The flight was delayed an hour"
Pros: "Airport staff was nice.. Boarding was good.. Flight attendants very friendly.. Smooth trip"
Cons: "Plane too small.. Nothing but one beverage given all flight"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "No turbulence"
Pros: "Seats seem to get smaller but overall a good experience"
Cons: "Seat room"
Pros: "Friendly crew, good food and entertainment."
Cons: "Seat comfort and space aboard."
Cons: "Lack of a crew delayed flight 4 + hours."
Pros: "Easy boarding"
Cons: "Delays on the tarmac made our flight arrive late"
Cons: "lack of communication on flight delay"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "WiFi didn't work"
Pros: "Everything was generally fine. The flight left about 1 hour late, but the pilot made up the time on the flight and we landed about the same time as originally expected."
Cons: "The crew, particularly the flight attendants were rude and impatient. Have they forgotten their manners?"
Pros: "Smooth flight and crew was very good."
Cons: "Seat comfort"
Pros: "We arrived on time"
Cons: "Didn’t do beverage service and had to sit on the tarmac for a while for a maintenance issue before take off"
Pros: "Everything went as expected. Overall a smooth flight and friendly service."
Cons: "Well, it's never comfortable to try to sleep in economy class, right? But I knew that going in, and that's what I chose."
Pros: "I am so glad that there is a direct flight from Des Moi es to Philly. Our flight home arrived a little early and the crew was very responsive and professional."
Cons: "The fact that it was a night flight and the lights were on 75% of the flight. They need to allow drinks to be an option."
Pros: "Flight was on time"
Cons: "I didn't like the fact that I was told to preboard when I checked in before the flight and was told by another employee i was in group 6 and shouldnt be in line. Had to explain why I was preboarding and didn't like having to hold up the line. It was embarrassing."
Pros: "The flight attendant was sweet and nice; flight was not full so I got to have a row to myself."
Cons: "I was surprised there was no beverage service at all. On my flight from Roanoke to Charlotte, same length flight, we were served water and pretzels. I would have liked a beverage."
Pros: "Staff was friendly and genuine"
Cons: "They didn’t load enough “for purchase” food. This was a six hour flight! They has no options left excepthummus and chips. This is second flight on American this year where they don’t supply the plane appropriately."
Pros: "Besides the seating problems everything else went smoothly"
Cons: "I was not able to get seats assigned to us before arriving at the gate. We got put on the very last row by no choice of our own. The seats are not designed for the average adult, possibly the worst ergonomics of any seats I've ever encountered. Extremely uncomfortable flight."
Cons: "Have to pay for wifi use. Entertainment used to be included in flights and was apart of your airfare."
Pros: "Boarding was fast!"
Cons: "The staff was not great! When I had just arrived to the gate, they had already called group 5 so I went up and presented my boarding pass and the crew made a facial expression of annoyance since group 5 was called and they were boarding group 7. When I entered the plane, one of the staff just looked at me twice without saying hello back. I said it twice and the same lady gave me a cold goodbye when I was leaving the plane. There was no entertainment!!!! Also, no plug to charge my phone that I had to wait to charge my phone after getting my bags to contact a taxi driver (Lyft)."
Pros: "On time arrival"
Pros: "The flight crew was great and it was a very smooth landing."
Cons: "Had to pay extra for seats so we could sit together, near the front of the plane (not really, and no bathroom nearby, very small seats with zero legroom). we were delayed twice (40m then 1h10m) then told to go to a different terminal because now our flight WAS leaving on time! so we hauled over there only to be delayed again several times. we know it was a weather thing, but just wish there was more accurate info about when we would actually take off. seats on outgoing flight from SFO to CLT were GREAT, very roomy, comfortable. Coming back- not so much."
Cons: "I wasn't able to fly Alaska Airlines due to storm in Washington DC. My first flight American Airlines from Charlotte to Washington DC was cancelled. The second flight Alaska Airlines from Washington DC to Portland was delayed, but I never flew. I got a direct flight from American Airlines from Charlotte to Portland instead."
Cons: "Missed the flight due to accident on the road. AA was more than helpful in trying to reroute me BUT British Air did not want to cooperate so my trip is now cancelled. This is my 3rd dealings with British Air and they are THE WORST! I will never buy British Air tickets again. Being less than satisfied for the 3rd time is enough to lose my business forever."
Pros: "We boarded fast and the flight was smooth. The crew was very friendly."
Cons: "The sears were a little uncomfortable. They went terrible but my back started to go out on my 2 hour plans ride."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "All well"
Cons: "Six hours of delay on the outward trip; five hours delay on the return trip. Don't count on American to get you to your destination when it says it will."
Pros: "Outstanding crew and pilot dealt with some tough weather issues"
Pros: "I had all three seats to myself! The plane temperature was good, the pilots were friendly and funny as a spoke to the passengers. The crew was attentive, and we arrived on time despite getting off to a late start. Plus the pilots did a great job on landing the plane."
Cons: "Everything was great."
Pros: "My two Grandchildren and Daughter and Son in Law were bumped from first class due to change in equipment. There was no refund or other compensation offered at the gate. Agent said to contact AA customer service."
Cons: "The fact that people carry-on luggage that exceeds the max requirements for carry on luggage so they can avoid the checked luggage fee. It's a disgrace. It time to live by your rules, the same for everyone. I had to be rebooked out a different airport as PGV was flooded. I was seated in 21F which does not recline. AA cancelled my flight out of PGV, a better seat would have been nice since I had to drive an hour to EWN whereas I was staying only 10 mins from PGV."
Cons: "The flight was delayed my baggage was charged when I use my credit card for the flight and the plan was very small"
Pros: "The flight was on time, I like the assigned seat, and the service was pleasant."
Pros: "Nice pilot, one of the flight attendants were nice. The seats were comfortable."
Cons: "This airline always has delays! There is no in-flight entertainment (music, tv, movies, etc.); thus, the flight was terribly boring! Also, only peanuts and a small cup of soda was offered to us. Other airlines give cookies and biscotti! The seats don't recline and they need more legroom. The majority of the airline crew largely ignored us and showed mediocre customer service."
Pros: "The flight was boarded well in advance of takeoff, which was a pleasant surprise. The short flight was smooth and uneventful. I enjoyed a free movie, and then we were back on the ground."
Cons: "Baggage claim took extremely long time. It took a while before the baggage crew even became aware of situation."
Pros: "Flight was on time with no problems. Had to check my carry on due to lack of space but my bag arrived quickly at my destination so this was not a big deal."
Cons: "Boarding is always a free for all. Even though passengers are called in groups no one listens and the boarding process never seems very efficient."
Pros: "Not crowd, got a exit row seat. Plenty of room"
Cons: "The customer service from AA representitives in the airport was completely unnacceptable and the absolute worst service I have recieved in an airport to date! One incident during this trip was as follows: When arriving in Charlotte and running to catch my connecting flight, I arrived as the lady at the desk was closing the door, she looked at me and rolled her eyes. When I went up to the desk along with the other passengers arriving from the same flight as me the AA representative said "Hurry up , I want to go home!! At a point I'm just going to cut you off and that will be it!" She was of no help to me in anyway amd was forced tonstay the night in charlotte ; Normally this would not have been such a big deal, However I am on emergency leave from the Navy rushing home because I have a very serious family emergency, that representitive was very lucky I held my temper! From now on thanks to the poor unproffessional customer service I received I will no longer be flying American Airlines!"
Cons: "Broken seat and terrible gogo video experience with an attendant crew that was dysfunctional together for food/beverage service. I prefer to not fly AA."
Cons: "Spent over 30 minutes taxiing because another plane was in our plane's gate."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Same as above."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Delayed 2 times in CLT then delayed almost an hour in Sacramento because there was not a gate open when we landed"
Cons: "Seats are uncomfortable. Seats are too close together, not wide enough, to short, no knee room."
Pros: "Crew was polite and professional"
Cons: "Overall experience with American Airlines and those under them was definitely not a good one. In the future I will probably look at other airlines."
Pros: "Fairly quick boarding, nice crew."
Cons: "Old airplane with old uncomfortable worn out seats. They showed a movie during flight on overhead screens, could barely see it and the audio was terrible. The food choices were unacceptable for an over 5 hour flight. Only one sandwich choice, pastrami on rye, really how many people like that one! Drink choices were the usual. Overall There would have to be a very compelling reason for me to choose American again."
Pros: "Only one word can be used to describe my experiences with American Airlines: seamless. From beginning to end, my trip with American Airlines was a relaxing experience."
Pros: "Wifi but I paid for it"
Cons: "Original flight got delay and had to miss my connection. Had to re issue a ticket. Flight also delayed. In flight lots of turbulence guy infront of me throw up smells bad, and my stuff got puked on."
Cons: "When arriving in Charlotte North CAROLINA, waiting to board my next flight to Nashville, Tennessee, upon exiting the flight there was no mention as to check your boarding passes because of a change at the gate to our flight fiying back to Tennessee. So i go to the terminal and wait patiently at my gate for my flight to arrive. The departure came but it wasn't for Tennessee it was for Norfolk?? So when i went to the flight agent asked her what happened to the Tennessee flight, she said the flight left 2 hours ago. And when i mentioned no one said anything different about some gate checks had been changed. So i ended up missing my regular flight back home to Tennessee, no thanks to everyone involved, and had to wait an extra 2 hours to receive another flight back to Tennessee. WORST EXPERIENCE EVER!!!!"
Cons: "Thanks to having to turn around and return to the US we were 7 hours later than expected. That is a huge chunk of time to be late"

Having problems connecting with my MacBook Pro. Found later that Safari is no supported and had to use the Firefox or google apps. Could have had that in the available brochures, I did not see it. Also lots of empty seats where UA was trying to sell but would not let the 'lower' class passengers move into them even though we were pilots going into a exit row. Once the door closes they are not going to sell anymore of those seats so why not do 'upgrades' for passengers to the 'bit' more expensive class. I get the first class barrier but when in a cattle car. . . . . . . .

Pros: "Decent crew"
Cons: "Seat pitch and comfort. Food utensils VERY flimsy"
Cons: "Roomier Seats more isle space and comfortable seating. Better head sets"
Pros: "The customer service wait is extremely long especially when u get hung up on and start all over . But one man was very helpful in changing to accommodate me next day"
Pros: "Crew, snacks, entertainment"
Cons: "Delayed:( Seats were so hard"
Pros: "The details about the flight info"
Cons: "THTe customer service at Charlotte airport were not friendly at all"
Pros: "Fantastic service and very poloce staff."
Cons: "Nothing"
Cons: "The flight was delayed then to top it off we sat on the tarmac awaiting to off load in DesMoines. We spent just as much time waiting to off load as we did in flight!"
Pros: "Everything was very good"
Pros: "A bit more leg and knee room."
Pros: "On time schedule!"
Pros: "The crew was polite and professional. Thanks"
Cons: "Cannot think of a thing"
Pros: "Crew was nice."
Cons: "Some travelers was not good."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Small plane"
Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Staff, modern plane"
Cons: "Seats where slightly small"
Pros: "The Way the customer service guy, Derek, handled the situation in Denver, CO, was excellent I'd really give him a star, went above and beyond my expectations. Put me on the next flight and gave me a food voucher."
Cons: "The first flight got delayed, was supposed to work night shift, was late, had to call in sick, and not sure what my manager will do after this."
Pros: "The leg from Denver to vegas was awesome"
Cons: "The first leg didn't have any snacks and a cold continental breakfast. American and Delta's breakfast is much nicer. But worth the price for that portion of the leg."
Pros: "was"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Our flight was delayed 1.5 hrs due to lack of communication, leading me to miss my connecting flight by minutes"
Pros: "Nothing I wasn't on it I missed it because of you"
Cons: "My plans for travel were ruined because when I arrived at the airport for my flight I was told it was too late to check my bags, therefore I had to be placed on a later flight which then set off a chain reaction where I lost my rental car and missed various meetings at the event I was supposed to be at my final destination. The main issue was that when I purchased my ticket throughout Kayak YOU NEVER SPECIFIED THAT I SHOULD CHECK MY BAGS 45 MINUTES EARLY OR I WOULD LOOSE MY FLIGHT. YOUR LACK OF CLEAR INSTRUCTION SCREWED UP MY TRIP"
Pros: "Flying first class"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Courteous attendants and overall great flight"
Cons: "The mixed trail mix, honestly that's all :)"
Pros: "Boarding went smoothly."
Cons: "AgainThe person next to me was so obese she needed two extenqders. She was taking up her seat and most of her neighbors, she was in the middle. I was literally pinned against the aisle arm rest. It was a full flight and I wasn't able to be moved. For the entire flight I was cramped and pinned with no where to go."
Cons: "Because of plane problems I had to wait until the next day to fly home. Very inconvenient."
Pros: "all went well...no issues"
Pros: "priority boarding; seat;"
Cons: "snacks selection was limited"
Pros: "Quick and easy boarding process; no lingering trying to sit."
Cons: "We waited for a while to depart; I believe that's customary dealy for Charlotte Douglas now, so not a sole reflection of United."
Pros: "Ease of security and boarding. Friendly and accommodating staff. No concerns at all."
Pros: "on time and very polite.. good flight"
Pros: "Despite weather delay, the flight crew was very energetic and in a positive mood."
Pros: "No long waits. Smooth travel."
Pros: "The flight attendants were great."
Cons: "My flight was late and I missed my connecting flight. The next flight I got put on was delayed several times. I'm in the military and I was late checking into my command."
Pros: "The flight I was able to get on eventually had pleasant crew and arrived early."
Cons: "Where to start.... they "delayed" my flight for 11 hrs from 5:55pm to 0700am due to "weather" so no hotel or food vouchers would be issued. THEY ALSO SAID "don't bother going stand by for the other two flights leaving this evening as they will be overbooked or "cancelled" as well. When I walked to customer service they stated it was NOT cancelled but rather "rescheduled due to operational issues" then they put me on stand by for the next flight leaving in a couple hours. I boarded that flight only to be pulled out of my seat the last second before the gate closed saying there was an error and there were two "Fishers" and I was in one of thier seats. After closing the door and departing the gate the agent said "whoops" I guess it was a small child that was to be on the parents lap. "Sorry" as the plane left with an empty seat that I had been sitting in. After a long conversations with the supervisor they finally were able to book me on the last flight out that night arriving in DM at 12:15 in am. I had to dig my original boarding pass out of the garbage as they had refused to put me in first class... an upgrade I had paid for. After being lied to repeatedly about status of plane and bumped from flight due to incompetent gate agent I was able to finally procure a $10 food voucher (a beer is $11 at the airport. There are additional bungles including lost luggage and more to this saga but I think you get the picture."
Cons: "No help from the flight attendants before we landed to inquire to see if the connecting flight would wait - just MINUTES!"
Cons: "Nothing not to like!"
Pros: "Compared to other aircrafts i've recently been on, this aircraft was very comfy"
Pros: "Everything went smooth."
Cons: "None"
Cons: "Same as above."
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "Best flight attendants!"
Pros: "Fast boarding, pleasant crew, nice leg room!"
Pros: "I have metal leg braces. The staff was helpful getting me from terminal to terminal. They were very helpful."
Cons: "Having a leg brace makes difficult I am blessed I can move a little without them. I had to move a short distance without my brace. No place to put it back on."
Pros: "The flight was snooze and the flight staff were friendly!"
Cons: "N/A"
Pros: "I liked the snacks and I liked how I got to volunteer check my bag"
Cons: "The seating room was extremely uncomfortable"
Pros: "The flight itself was very convenient and quick."
Cons: "We were delayed and sitting on the plane for almost 4 hours and were left with few explanations. The crew was not friendly."
Pros: "Friendly crew."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "There was a delayed my flight, arrived late, delayed in the plane getting off, nothing but delays."
Pros: "The snack"
Cons: "For the price I paid, it was a terrible seat, no room with 2 people sitting on either side."
Cons: "These morning flights are often late. And they don't change the departure time on the app until after takeoff. Shows I time until you land. Very tough to schedule meetings around."
Pros: "Price. Flight was on time for boarding and arrived ahead of time to the destination."
Cons: "More cushion in the seats."
Pros: "The connecting flight was aware I was severely delayed and seemed to make sure I got through reticketing and such."
Cons: "Checking in a 2nd time after running late was a challenge."
Pros: "Not a thing"
Cons: "The flight was cancelled. We were never notified ( in fact it was still available on Kayak after it was cancelled. They had all of our contact info. No other flights on the same day. They sent 2 100 dollar vouchers we will Never use. Worst ever. Never have experienced this and will NEVER recommend"
Pros: "The crew was good . Flight was efficient ."
Cons: "The extra charges that kept being added on was frustrating ...the one way direct started out at 63$ and ended up being 164$"
Pros: "Great crew and flight despite bad turbulence"
Cons: "The flight was delayed 3 hours and then the actual boarding process took another 30 min. Should’ve arrived at my destination by 6 and it’s now it’s 930"
Pros: "My daughter forgot to mention I have a disability when booking flight. I went to boarding desk and they got me on flight right away!! I will fly frontier as much as possible in the future."
Cons: "Space a little tight but my flight was only 2 hours so I could live with that. Would love option of an entrainment unit on seat backs but I understand that with cheap flights it wouldn’t be cost effective for frontier. Flight delayed but that happens a lot with other airlines. Gave regular updates at desk and reason for the delay. Staff wonderful. Plane spotless"
Pros: "Arrived early"
Pros: "Attendants very personable, boarding very efficient"
Cons: "Seats were uncomfortable. And because I purchased a cheaper ticket I felt everything was a la carte and very expensive."
Pros: "The direct flight ."
Cons: "Waiting in the same line for bag drop off with people that did not use the Kiosk. The restrictions on times to check in and when the last bags could be dropped off. I prefer to arrive early and go through the process before most people arrive. There should be a bag drop off line separate from the general line. The trays on the plane were too small for me to work. The space between the rows was too restricted to open my lap top."
Pros: "Crew took great care of passengers as we were delayed 2 hours on the tarmac for deicing. Not their fault but the company gave passengers a $50 certificate for our late arrival."
Pros: "I got there safely."
Cons: "The crew did not help people with bags and barked when people opened doors that were closed. There was no entertainment and no complimentary snacks or even water."
Pros: "Easy to check and but confusing about whether we had to go to kiosk on not."
Cons: "Had to pay for drinks and snacks"
Pros: "The flight went well and the customer service was great."
Cons: "We were 1 hour delayed but luckily I was in no hurry"
Pros: "Staff was Friendly and The Price was Great"
Cons: "There wasn't anything"
Cons: "Poor customer service. Baggage fees are ridiculous. Checking in online or by app and paying for bags doesnt save any time. You still have to wait at the counter in the airport. No bag drop. Airplane seats are uncomfortable. Waited on the tarmac for about 45 min"
Cons: "Seats were very uncomfortable they didn't even recline on top of they charge you for every single thing."
Pros: "They were friendly and assisting. Boarding was smooth."
Cons: "Super uncomfortable after 3 hours"
Pros: "Left on time, arrived early"
Cons: "Long wait for bags"
Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "Had an issue with flight attendant humiliating me in front of all passengers around me."
Pros: "It is so convenient and was a pleasure to get in and out. Pick up was a little crazy but still nicer than other airports."
Pros: "It was a direct flight to Phoenix from Des Moines and a good price."
Cons: "The boarding area was moved. No one was at the new gate to tell us we were at the right place. The monitor was not updated also so we would know we were at the right gate. I did not realize that not even a free beverage was provided on this over 3 hour flight. Everything had an extra charge."
Pros: "We sat on the plane for two hours before having to get off. The plane was scheduled to leave at 11:59 pm and did not leave until approximately 7:00 am! Pitiful. I will never schedule another flight on Frontier."
Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "Flight was cancelled and I was told my only option was to wait 5 days or take my money back. Frontier refused to help me get on another airline to get to my destination. So I end up with a $150 refund and a last minute flight that costs me $600. Terrible customer service. Any other airline would've put me on another flight. never using Frontier again!!"
Cons: "Sitting on tarmac for hour and a half with no time of getting off rhe plane os inhumane treatment."
Cons: "Seat selection charge? 12$ carry on bage charge 45? And not even a bottle of water for free! I will avoid this airline if possible, I like to know how much the trip will cost in advance. For a round trip flight it was an extra 24$ for seat selection and 90$ for a carry on bag! That's 114$ that I could not avoid and would not been able to get on plane until paid ! No information about these charges appeared anywhere while purchasing the ticket!"
Cons: "There was no gate assignment on my boarding pass or on the screens in the airport. Luckily I know that flights to Denver usually leave from the A concourse so I just walked around until I saw a Frontier logo and could ask someone. Even at the gate, it just said Frontier and had no flight info. There was no Frontier employee so I asked a fellow flier."
Pros: "Friendly crew. Alot of empty seats so we could stretch out.."
Cons: "I don't know why they bought a plane with seats that don't recline and tray tables are only half as wide as normal."
Pros: "The flight was on time."
Cons: "So cramped. So uncomfortable. The crew didn't seem to want to be there any more than we did. I know it's a budget airline, but pleeeease put a little give in those seats."
Cons: "Took over 30 minutes to check a bag."
Pros: "I had no problems. Our flight arrived early."
Cons: "Too many advertisements/promotions over the PA."
Cons: "Frontier didn't have the correct gate on the boarding pass and usually isn't even in the display boards. It was fine for me but anyone not airport savvy would be upset."
Pros: "I never write reviews, but I have to say something about this wonderful flight crew. I have a serious fear of flying and their great attitude and funny personalities made my experience 100x better than usual. Please send them my thanks!"
Pros: "Nothing!"
Cons: "We booked this flight well in advance and had confirmation for it. Imagine our dismay when we received a notification a few days before our trip that our connecting flight from Denver to Salt Lake City was changed to 10 hours later. When we arrived in Denver, we went to the customer service desk and was told that the flight we had booked didn't have any seats for us and we would have to take the later flight. No explanation. It was scheduled to leave on time, just that they had no room for us even though we had a confirmation number for that flight. I don't know if the responsibility was with Frontier airlines or our booking agency, but rest assured I will not use either one of them again."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The plane was delayed and I was not notified by email."
Pros: "The crew were great and my flight was on time"
Cons: "Charged $40 for carry on bags! Also no complimentary beverages or snacks at all"
Pros: "They let parents with children under 3 board first along with those that need help. That was a plus for me since I was traveling with my 2 years old grandson"
Cons: "I had no complaints"
Pros: "Hey just a normal flight like the rest except I saved over a hundred dollars and it was a direct flight."
Cons: "I'm sorry I usually do not say anything negative but all 4 of my flights were bad. They were all late. 2 out of 4 were at the wrong gates. There were no announcements made. If I had not looked myself I would have not even knew.. The crew were rude and unfriendly. No one smiled. Over all a very unpleasant time. I will not use Frontier airlines again."
Pros: "YEAH FRONTIER! They did a fabulous job getting me back home and once again on time and without any problems! Staffs were kind and gracious from the ticket counter all the way through! LOVE this airline! Watch out Southwest!"
Cons: "Frontier has a lot of hidden fees such as having to pay to have a carry on bag and also trying to charge me for a seat when checking in online. I mean, what exactly did I pay for when I purchased my tickets? Ridiculous."
Pros: "- The quick check-in was great, I found that it was maybe one of the easiest I've had. The flight was great for the cost as well, I was happy to know that it was just what I needed."
Cons: "I didn't like that they didn't offer any snacks on the fight, not even a water or pretzels, everything costed money."
Pros: "The price"
Cons: "Everything else. Terrible seats, most uncomfortable flight ever. No complimentary beverage/snack."
Pros: "There's was nothing good about this flight"
Cons: "Everything"
Pros: "The flight in general was OK."
Cons: "There was a delay in the flight, but there was no one at the gate to tell passengers what was going on.."
Pros: "Crew was nice."
Cons: "Charges were added for checked bag and carry on bag on Frontier Airlines. The airfare rate was not satisfactory once you add on the additional fees for baggage. We changed gates at Denver airport 3 times. Flight #156 was supposed to leave Denver to Des Moines at 445 pm and we boarded the plane at approximately 615 pm and were on the plane on the ground for 2 hours and 15 minutes. That is too long to sit on a plane; there were microburst winds in Denver and then they lost our manifest also. We arrived at our destination in Des Moines about 4 hours later than scheduled. I will not recommend Frontier Airlines to other people."
Pros: "I got to my destination."
Cons: "The flight was delayed an hour without any notification. There were two employees at the gate desk; neither of them communicated any info, even when questioned by multiple passengers. Frontier's site didn't update and the arrivals board at the destination airport displayed incorrect information."
Cons: "-$40 fee for carry-ons (I am a violinist, so my violin is my carry-on, meaning I also need to bring a checked bag) -$35 fee for checked bags -non-reclinable thin plastic seats -everything on board costs money, including water -both my flight to Charlotte and back to Chicago were both delayed for the same stated reason of the airline not allocating enough time for the plane to be released from inspections after a previous international flight -no information about new projected arrival times -poor communication with waiting passengers -loud thumping and beeping noises on the plane"
Pros: "Boarding was efficient, staff friendly and helpful"
Cons: "New rigid seats uncomfortable in every way, could not feel more packed in nd I consider myself average size at 5'9" 160lbs. I am used to paying for premium seats, and now even used to paying for seat selection at all, but Payment for Carry on policy is a new low in customer service offered."
Pros: "Boarding was fast and efficient"
Cons: "Too bad i didnt know it was a discount carrier...i wouldve purchased the more expensive flight where i didnt feel nickle and dimed for everything"
Pros: "It was satisfactory. More space than I expected for a low fare airline"
Cons: "That I was nickle and dimed for EVERYTHING."

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