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October Most popular time to fly with an average 21% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$324 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$377 or less

Good deal one-way

$168 or less

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  • High season is considered to be September, October and November. The cheapest month to fly is April.
  • Morning departure is around 3% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
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Top 4 airlines serving Charlotte Douglas to Des Moines

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

7.9
Delta
Overall score based on 28,916 reviews
8.1
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
8.5
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
7.5
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "As always the Delta crew was super friendly and helpful and made the trip very enjoyable."
Cons: "Everything was perfect"

Pros: "I apreciated how well informed he captain kept us. There were several delays but she communicated freely and helped us to feel safe."

Pros: "There was plenty of space under the seat in front of me for my personal items."
Cons: "There was an issue with a part on the plane so the flight was delayed so it could get fixed before takeoff. That is not a big deal, I'd rather it be safe than on time. But the way crew and staff handled it was pretty unprofessional. No one seemed to know what was going on or what to do."

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."

Pros: "Quick Boarding Awesome staff"

Cons: "We were late getting into ATL."

Cons: "Plane too small to have any on board entertainment"

Pros: "Great service!"
Cons: "N/A"

Cons: "Leg room"

Pros: "It was on time"
Cons: "Plane too cold."

Pros: "The fact that I was so relaxed."
Cons: "The food"

Pros: "We were deplained twice from two different plains going to LGA. We are now booked on a third plain going to JFK. Hope we can get home. I have a surgical appointment tomorrow."
Cons: "We bought First Class tickets. But we were downgraded How do you think we should feel ? We have been in Charlotte since 9:30 AM It is now 6:45 PM Should we use the train to go home?"

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: "Quick and easy."

Pros: "The pilot and the stewardess were very polite."
Cons: "Standing on line,it was slow cause only 1 person was help people check in. It would been better if everyone could check in with the kiosk machines. After half an hour than another person came to help. TSA move more fast cause so many people were working."

Pros: "The flight & landing were smooth, and we arrived a few minutes early."
Cons: "The entertainment system & WiFi were out. Wasn’t able to charge my phone either as the outlets weren’t functioning properly."

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: "The crew was personable and kept us informed regarding the trip. The Flight Attendant was very attentive and went above duty to ensure our comfort."
Cons: "I didn't t like the overall design of the plane - it was small."

Pros: "Flight attendant was excellent and pilots did a great job with weather"
Cons: "nothing."

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"

Cons: "lost mom's glasses"

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"

Cons: "My mother, Linda Thompson, has a progressive neuromuscular disorder, Dystonia. Along with this condition, stress can bring on non-epileptic seizures. My mother has had to endure one of these seizures due to the stress that this incident had put her through. As my mother's power of attorney, I am helping her vocalize this incident that she has experienced. The image below shows the spot where she was left, in the Atlanta airport, in her wheelchair. Delta airlines says they provide safe, accessible travel to all of their passengers. That includes providing an employee to transport physically disabled persons to and from their flights and to their shuttle. An employee accompanied my mother when she got off of her plane arriving in Atlanta from Charlotte. This employee was obligated to transport her where she needed to go. Due to her first flight being delayed, she missed her connecting flight in Atlanta, and had to stay the night until the connection could be made in the morning. They provided her with a voucher to a local hotel and a shuttle to that hotel. The employee who met her at the gate was obligated to help her get to that shuttle so she could get to her hotel in time. As many of us may know, Atlanta airport is one of the largest. You might need to take a train to get from one area to the next. It would be very difficult for my mother to walk that distance with her cane, and that is why she needed a wheelchair. The inconsiderate, selfish employee of whom needed to transport my mother to her destination was coming to the end of his shift. He attempted to hand my mother off to another employee at the desk while she was getting her voucher. Told her it was the end of his shift and he had to clock out. She told him, "You can't leave her here". Her statement, and the way she stated it, made my mother feel like she was a piece of luggage. She ignored it and let the employee take her on her way. She just wanted him to take her to her shuttle so that she could get to her hotel and rest. That did not happen. He strolled my mother along for a moment until they were out of site. They approached a gate, of which was empty, and he told her to wait here for an agent to come by. He left. She waited...and waited. No one ever came and assisted her. She was left like a piece of luggage in the middle of the Atlanta airport with no one around. My mother was treated like a bag that someone did not want to carry around anymore. This situation and the selfishness of that employee makes me think of who else could have been treated like this, or who else could be treated like this in the future. Help me spread this message so that something can be done about this issue. Delta has already been contacted, they do not care enough to do anything about it. I bet they will if this message gets heard by their potential future passengers."

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"

Pros: "On time arrival"

Cons: "It apparently was not noticed until the last minute that the plane parked at the designated gate was not the right plane. Just as we were ready to board, had to change gates. the announcement of new gate was not in clear English. Instead of saying 'C' as in Charlie, just C3, which sounded like a D, which would have been a concourse change. Little things, but they add up, when your previous flight was late on arrival."

Cons: "Last to board with a young child."

Cons: "experienced a 1hr mechanical delay. it would be nice if refreshments were served."

Cons: "crew coming in from another flight was late. Then, according to announcement our plane had been sitting 2 hours and they would have to call for power. It was already a late night flight, now delayed 1 1/2 hours leaving. The plane interior was hot, that helped with our displeasure."

Cons: "Boarding was delayed 30 minutes, with no explanation. Upon arrival, another airplane was in our gate, resulting in an additional 30 minute wait, buckled in my seat on the tarmac."

Cons: "No accommodation for delays and overnight stay in airport."

Cons: "The seats were so close together! I was between two men, and one was spitting tabaco into a cup. It was terrible."

Pros: "The crew was nice."
Cons: "We had to walk outside to board the plane. My husband has two bad hips and we had to walk up a flight of stairs to board the plane. The plane was extremely small and our sits were located in the rear of the plane. The bathroom had an unpleasant odor."

Pros: "Attentive and friendly crew."

Cons: "No power outlets or USB ports on a 5+ hour flight. Not great for business."

Pros: "Flight was on time and prompt."
Cons: "Stayed on the run way for a bit"

Pros: "Flight was good, there was no entertaiment, so i put one, but the flight was only almost 4 hrs. At night."
Cons: "I like the service I got and the service I got. I have back surgery and walk with assistance and the lady that helped me a the the birding desk took care of my needs and it was so much appriciated.. Thank you."

Cons: "30 minutes late taking off. Therefore arrived late."

Pros: "The flight was delayed by more than two hours which caused us (me, wife, 4yo, and 7mo) to miss our connection from LAX to HNL. We had to stay the night in LA and take a morning flight to HNL. But despite the delay, the gate agent in Charlotte did a good job of updating people and remained very polite even when it was clear people were getting frustrated and starting to get sharp with him. Pilots did a good job of trying to make up as much time as possible. I can't remember how much time they shaved off but I think it was more than 20 minutes. Customer service in LA was solid too. Went to CSD to get our tickets changed. They had already changed our flight to a 8 AM flight. We asked if we could take a later flight because of the kids and he was able to accommodate. They also gave us vouchers for 3 meals and a night at the Holiday Inn. Having a delayed flight is never fun but the AA staff was amazing throughout."

Pros: "On time Friendly attendants Great service Mike in First Class was awesome"
Cons: "No complaints"

Cons: "AC didn't work and no beverage service or WiFi"

Pros: "Pretty much everything! Great service, staff was friendly, courteous, smooth trip."
Cons: "Not a thing!"

Cons: "Middle seat and one of the last ones on. Enough said"

Pros: "Im very upset with the flight"
Cons: "What you guys did its unfair I paid for a reservation. The way you run the business its not right"

Cons: "British airways?"

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."

Pros: "Short trips so no entertainment is offered so it's n/a"

Pros: "I loved not having to change planes."
Cons: "It was VERY cold on the plane."

Pros: "Tthe crew was very friendly"
Cons: "No food"

Pros: "Nothing. Someday the airline industry will be disrupted and we'll all remember this and say, "can you believe what we used to put up with, and how expensive it was?!""
Cons: "No decent food available, they ran out. People allowed to play movies loudly with no headphones for 5 hours straight. Uncomfortable seats with no cushioning."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Massive delay. Waited over 4 hours to get on plane and more wait time on the tarmac. Unhappy flight attendants"

Cons: "Total incompetence. Navigational system broken, two hours on the tarmac, unboarded, then reboarded one at a time, then out to the tarmac and then back to the gate to do FAA paperwork before finally being over 4 hours late. And they don't really care. Very sad."

Pros: "(1) The flight was overbooked and boarded late. (2) The crew and flight attendants flying to NY had more baggage space than the passengers. (3) The pilot and crew were excellent and I enjoyed my overall flight."
Cons: "Stop overbooking the plan. I don't mind paying more"

Pros: "I got home safely"
Cons: "The airport was super crowded and the space in the plane was cramped (and I am a small person - 120 pounds). The plane was not clean and I actually picked up a virus on the plane and am still sick. I wiped down all of the surface area around my seat and still got sick. Airline travel is miserable and crowded and there is minimum service."

Pros: "Nice flight attendant A full can of soda"
Cons: "Board on the tarmac Tiny plane Hardly any overhead storage Had to sit on the taxiway for another 30 min once we landed"

Pros: "Customer service was excellent. Smooth flight. Early."
Cons: "In Charlotte the kiosks were not acting right. The agents were still exceptional but you could tell they were frustrated"

Pros: "Friendly customer service, good snacks."
Cons: "No negative actions or interactions."

Pros: "Flight was smooth with no issues whatsoever!"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Smooth"

Pros: "Was up to standard for everything. nothinf lacking, not exceptional"

Cons: "Unexplained 45-minute delay on second flight."

Pros: "Everyone operated fast and professional"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Boarded small plane too early Air conditioning did not work...sweated whole flight No beverage service seats too small for an adult, and I am only 5'-5""

Pros: "All went well with the exception the crew was late"
Cons: "Crew was late"

Pros: "The spaciousness of the seating on AA is tops bar none"
Cons: "The cookies and it was cold. Jesse"

Pros: "Updated interior. Comfortable chairs. Friendly staff. Pilot communicated well."
Cons: "No charging capabilities for devices. Limited food options."

Cons: "The seats were cramped and uncomfortable. The entertainment options are very limited on a cross-country trip. I also don't see how there are no charging options at all."

Pros: "the flight attendants were very professional on this flight. the lead attendant was very personable when giving announcements and going through the safety procedures on the public address system. the other two attendants were also very professional in their services as well."
Cons: "flight 1920 was almost an hour late with boarding. I am extremely upset because I paid an extra $75.00 on day of to get home earlier but ended up getting home at the same time that I would have on my original flight because the flight was late and I missed my shuttle because 1920 was late boarding. I should be reimbursed SOMETHING for my inconvenience...especially after paying $75.00 extra for an earlier flight."

Pros: "I think they were holding the plane for a connection flight arrival."

Pros: "The plane was sleek and clean. I had a good amount of room even in coach!"

Pros: "It was a fairly routine flight. Could use a more substantial snack for a four hour flight."
Cons: "While waiting for our baggage in Phoenix, we noticed a few random bags with tears, rips and clothes hanging out. Then we saw our suitcase. The zipper was torn away from the lining so that it no longer closes all the way. There items hanging out of the gap. What was happening in the basement that caused at least 4 damaged bags?"

Pros: "Del"
Cons: "Delayed an hour. Don't think I've had a single American flight on time. No food or movies on international flight. No blankets or pillows."

Pros: "Outstanding crew and pilot dealt with some tough weather issues"

Cons: "Roomier Seats more isle space and comfortable seating. Better head sets"

Cons: "Getting a partner airline, cancelled flight, missed intercontinental connecting flight, missing an important occasion, missing an entire day of vacation, no willingness to find more suitable outcomes."

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."

Cons: "I would have liked to arrive home before 12 noon but due to United delaying my fligh twice and not being able to make the connection in washington . I had to plead with them to put me on a direct flight to Newark which made me fly another carrier "American airlines". I'm not sure what the issue was for the delays but it was frustrated."

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: "The agent in charlotte. Due to my delayed flight which caused all my other flights to get re-booked - she went above amd beyond to help get me on a flight with my friends"
Cons: "Almost everyrhing - first flight delayed which caused all my flights to get rebooked. Was told when I flew feom charlotte to phoenix connecting flight would be at 1:59. Landed and found out delayed for 6 hrs. Should have originally arrived in Honolulu at 5:30, disn't get there till 1:00 am their time. Ridiculous -"

Pros: "was"

Cons: "Flight massively delayed. Missed my connection. And the next flight. If they had called ahead at the gate would have made the next one, instead had to sleep in the airport overnight."

Pros: "Will bw traveling to chicago then to iowa"
Cons: "Flight delay and itenirary changed"

Pros: "Flight was delayed and Captain explained reason as Newark Airport Traffic Control. Further delay was experienced after taxiing and Captain kept us informed. Seats were marginally ok and flight crew was attentive. Had a soda and a small bag of pretzels. Overall, it was an ok flight."

Pros: "The flight attendants were excellent! They really communicated with the passengers regarding connecting flights and flight time delays."
Cons: "Way too small and skimpy seats, I felt like I was in a jump seat getting ready to jump out with a parachute!"

Pros: "Smaller plane, quick luggage delivery on arrival, 20 minutes early arrival time"

Pros: "The staff and crew were very helpful, especially in helping catch my connection. Which leads to the dislike."
Cons: "Nothing but delays. Before we boarded...delay. Before we left the gate...delay. Before we left the taxiway...delay. Before we landed...delay. Many on the flight missing, or having tight connections."

Pros: "Nothing!!!"
Cons: "Our flight from Charlotte to Chicago was horrible!!! It felt as if a trainee was flying our plane. Landing was so bad that I threw my feet onto the back of the seat in front of me to brace myself for landing."

Pros: "Comfortable seating, plenty of leg room"

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"

Cons: "I did not like sitting on the runway for 40 minutes I did not like to have to run to catch the next flight I'm 63 years old I do you dont like to run to the next plane"

Pros: "Crew great"
Cons: "Wi-Fi charge sucks"

Pros: "The service"

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."

Pros: "The people on the flight with me"
Cons: "The flight attendants were cocky and then my flight was worse overall my flights in all were horrible with united . I've never been sick on a plain and I got so sick for the landings"

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: "Arrival was late and United held the connecting flight! Thanks United."

Pros: "Flight attendants were friendly."
Cons: "The most uncomfortable seat I have ever ridden on a flight. My back and posterior were in pain for over a day after the flight. Terrible treatment of passengers to pack a few more people in like cattle. Thinnest seats I have ever seen that felt and looked like hard plastic. This was an Embraer 175 jet...will never fly on one of these again. Had a hard landing in excellent weather. Flew the same route back to Charlotte on an American Airlines A320...these seats were comfortable and the landing was smooth even with a 20mph crosswind."

Pros: "No-thing!!!"
Cons: "I was traveled no with my wife and my son to Des Moines andI documented our 3 bags in Mexico City and "the first surprise" was that they charged in Mexico n I he front desk about $27 USD per bag...it seemed that the bags were also passengers and " needed to pay"... The big other surprise was when we got to Des Moines and realized all the bags were opened!...my wife's jewelry was stolen!!!! UNITED AIRLINES SUCK!!!!!"

Pros: "Delayed Flight, late flight attendant that delayed flight 1.5 hr. Causing many to miss overseas connections. Changed arrival terminal."
Cons: "Explained flight delay due to one attendant not showing up. Needs to be a better back up system."

Pros: "Ease of security and boarding. Friendly and accommodating staff. No concerns at all."

Cons: "The plane was delayed again n again from ,7:30 pm to 11:45pm"

Pros: "on time and very polite.. good flight"

Pros: "Everything went well."
Cons: "Well to start off, this was my very first time flying on United and both flights had minor trouble. The first flight had a delay that almost caused me to miss the next flight. The second flight had a minor delay but I made it home at the scheduled time. Other than that the flight was very good."

Pros: "Despite weather delay, the flight crew was very energetic and in a positive mood."

Cons: "They suspended my ticket claiming I was a NO SHOW when that was not the case @ all!"

Cons: "Nothing not to like!"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "There was a delayed my flight, arrived late, delayed in the plane getting off, nothing but delays."

Pros: "I flew from OKC to Houston and then home to DSM. The price was terrific for a one way flight. I bought at 2:30 am for $130. I checked later the next morning and the price was $455! United Airlines is a great airline. There was a wonderful agent who helped me at the kiosk for check-in. Very friendly. The flight attendant on this flight was very personable."

Pros: "Great wheelchair service for my disability."

Cons: "The plane was delayed."

Pros: "Flights were on time..."

Pros: "everyone was quick, efficient, and customer oriented. seats were comfortable and the snacks were nice."

Cons: "Last row and packed. United not willing to allow you to upgrade while in the plane, and their mobile app does not offer it either. Not to mention the other crew member dead heading and being less than helpful. Customer Service is not their thing."

Cons: "I flew to Charlotte, NC last week from Houston with my husband for a funeral. The flight there went smoothly and we used the United app to check in and get our boarding passes. When it came time to check in for our flight home my husband was able to get his boarding pass, but they said mine was unavailable. Obviously concerned I called United. After being on hold for over an hour I was able to speak to a representative. I was told that I hadn't show up for my flight to Charlotte... so they had canceled the returning flight. Not only was I on that flight my boarding pass was scanned twice (one at security and once during boarding). The representative then told me to go to the airport the next day and "try" to explain what happened. I don't know if this was some sort of glitch in the system, but I was very concerned and upset that someone could be on a flight with no record of them being on the plane... and that I was having to spend 2 hours trying to figure out if I could go home after a very stressful day... during a time when I should have been with my family. The next day I had to show up the the airport extra early while the representative there tried to figure out how to reactivate my ticket. Overall, an awful experience... I don't think I will be flying with United again anytime soon."

Pros: "Everything, service, timing. Great job"

Pros: "Everything was fine. I have a small suggestion , why don't you have direct flights from charlotte to tampa or Tampa to Charlotte for bit cheaper fares?"

Pros: "Crew was fantastic, went above and beyond to ensure my comfort and satisfaction with every aspect of my flight."
Cons: "My vehicle keys were removed from my checked luggage requiring to pay extensively to have a locksmith come to the airport the next day to create new keys. I slept in the parking lot due to the fact the locksmith could only open the doors and could not cut new electronic keys until morning. I am extremely enraged over this incident. I know the keys were contained in this article due to the fact that the Keychain was left on top, without keys. I could not imagine why someone would remove these keys from my Keychain that holds only those keys. I would like to hear your openion on the matter. Thanks, Alexander Kruse"

Pros: "They Canceled My and did not refund my money Never will use United Ever Again Scum Buckets"
Cons: "Give me my money back"

Pros: "Great flight from Washington to GrandRapids! We flew into GRR on a evening where there was a winter storm advisory and had a smooth trip all the way. United had a very good pilot and crew that evening."

Pros: "The flight itself was fine. Service was good and everything went well once on the flight."
Cons: "The flight was delayed over 3 hours."

Pros: "Not much to like."
Cons: "Not much to like: late boarding, Late takeoff, Late arrival Smaller jet with 6 seats per row Not much to like."

Pros: "When we were flying from phili to Charlotte they put my boyfriend's bag in the slot to see if we woyld have to pay for our carry on. His was good. Mine was a little bigger but because i had my chemo medication in it they did not charge me. When i was returning from Charlotte they charged us for both bags. I told her they didn't in phili and she said every airline does it. So maybe something should be written in ur policy. What is the sence of taking a carry on when you are going to pay $90.00 round trip. Makes no sence to me. I hope u do reply back. Other than that everything was good."
Cons: "Read the above . and now i c the reviews and everyone had the same problem. Getting charged!!!"

Cons: "I cancelled my flight a week before the time of departure they said that it'll cost me $99 to cancel the flight and $86.45 was supposed to be refunded. the lady told me it will take 7 to 10 business days when I called 3 days later on the 10th day I called and the gentleman told me that I don't get a refund I get a credit of the $86.45 that I can use to October 7th to use on any flight. My problem with that is I don't fly often and I had to cancel that due to my job. I feel that if I cancel a flight way in advance before the flight is being departed I should be able to get my refund back I'm sorry to say it is but I would never use this airline company again because if I knew that the first time. I wouldn't have done it. Oh I also found out because I keep getting updates from kayak of the flight that the flight was supposed to been I believe was 8:30 p.m. but due to rain it didn't leave Philadelphia Pennsylvania until around 11:45 p.m. so I'm kind of glad now I didn't go because my family member who I was going to visit would have been very upset because they had to stay up an extra 4 hours and they had to go to work the next morning."

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: "Simple and easy loved my seats."
Cons: "No offer of beverage even water."

Pros: "I bought this flight last minute to attend a funeral. It was the cheapest flight I could find."
Cons: "Seats do not recline. Staff very unprofessional, talking about going out an getting wasted in Denver."

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: "Everyone was really nice!"
Cons: "Well I paid for a reclining seat and didn't get it.... I should of paid regular price"

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: "Price"

Pros: "Flight Agents at Frontier at the airport were very polite and professional."
Cons: "Kayak was happy to take may money but did NOT book a flight for me with Frontier Airlines. Frontier agents could find my name in the computer but could not find a booking for me. I ended up having to pay fully price at the ticket counter to get a flight to Denver. This is not Frontiers fault, but Kayak did me dirty."

Cons: "Absolutely terrible flight. I will never fly Fronteir again and will tell everyone I know to never fly this airline."

Pros: "I feel this airline does an excellent job boarding at the beginning and end of the flight."
Cons: "Bags took a long time to be delivered."

Pros: "Nice and cool on the plane...It was a hot day."
Cons: "No frills...flight attendants did not bust their tails to make sure anyone had drinks, etc. but still worth $79!!"

Pros: "Staff was Friendly and The Price was Great"
Cons: "There wasn't anything"

Pros: "Watching the plane arrive to pick us up. Once in place the pilot had to stick his head out of front window to see why they couldn't fit for the arm of disembarkment platform!"
Cons: "I was never notified of delay"

Pros: "Flight was smooth"
Cons: "Flight was delayed"

Pros: "The price, availabilitu"

Pros: "Getting OFF the plane"
Cons: "Seats are incredibly uncomfortable and did not recline. Frontier also changed my reservation/ departure date to leave 24 hours ahead of the day I wanted. For the life of me I will never figure out why. Baggage fees are stupid. Lack of transparency. I asked myself many times why why why I choose to book on Frontier. I guess you really do get what you pay for."

Cons: "They don't tell you ahead of time that they will charge you for a CARRYON. Not even a complementary beverage!!"

Cons: "Very friendly"

Pros: "Nothing at all."
Cons: "The outbound flight was delayed only three hours. The return flight was delayed three hours, after which we boarded and waited. After another hour we taxied to the runway and returned. I am grateful we did not take off with a defunct left-engine. We taxied back to the airport and de-planed--but only after being instructed not to talk to the other passengers. (Really.) The flight was not cancelled, even when the plane was towed to the hangar. Finally, after six hours, Frontier offered a refund--as they had no interest in placing us on another airline that was going to the same destination. I rented a car and drove from Charlotte to Philadelphia to retrieve my own car from the airport so I could arrive home 15 hours after my scheduled arrival. Frontier couldn't care less. NEVER again."

Cons: "We had to pay for another ticket to fly home. I few United airlines home. So I put out more money for my trip and missed another day of work."

Pros: "Clean plans and crew was great."
Cons: "Flight delayed due to security check."

Pros: "The price"
Cons: "More variety of times for flights"

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: "being on time"
Cons: "had to pay for snacks and pop, etc Free would be nicer."

Pros: "Left on time, arrived early"
Cons: "Long wait for bags"

Pros: "Crew was great. Everything went well"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Workers are not compassionate at all with people. We had a death in our family and got that flight two hours before for an exaggerated amount and when we got to the airport everyone made it more difficult than ever for us even when we told them our circumstances"

Pros: "Ontime"
Cons: "Initially chose based on low ticket price. When booking, low fare was unavailable and found seating was all extra except middle. At airport check-in, advised we had to pay $45 per bag for our carry ons. None of these charges are clarified during booking through Third party. Ended up spending $125 more than United Airlines flight. I will NEVER fly Frontier again!"

Pros: "Seat was comfortable. I had enough room with long legs!"
Cons: "I did not like having to wait in line at ticket counter to check my bag. It would be great to have a line for just checking bags at the ticket counter. I stood in that line and watched people doing seat selection, finding IDs, paying for stuff. A kiosk machine would be good too. If you're going to buy more planes fix the incoming passenger issues."

Pros: "Not a thing"
Cons: "Trays were the size of my plane ticket had to sit laptop in lap, had to pay $6 for a diet coke when I thought it was free and couldn't return it because attendant opened it. By far the worst airline ever"

Pros: "On time."

Cons: "Expensive and deceptive baggage practices. Rude employees. Substandard seat comfort. Nickel and dimed for everything. Mechanical flight delay. Confrontational stewardess arguing with sick traveler in my seat row."

Pros: "Crew was much more personable and concerned that my luggage would not make it on board because of the late departure from my previous flight."
Cons: "Same no-frills flight."

Pros: "Not kept informed. Everything was an additional cost.Information was not disclosed prior to the ticket purchase."
Cons: "Additional cost for carry-on bags, snacks, soft drinks etc."

Pros: "Pleasant crew"

Pros: "It is great compani...I fly safe"

Cons: "plane was on time even early. very good for todays air travel. however the seats and plane was very dirty. stewardesses very so unhappy and nasty."

Pros: "The other passengers."
Cons: "'Pay for what you want' means pay for literally everything. This includes sodas. Seats are unbelievably uncomfortable."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Flight was delayed due to plane issues"

Pros: "Frontier refunded my entire trip."
Cons: "As others have mentioned, they slapped on very deceptive fees at the last minute for things that no other airline charges for like choosing a seat assignment and a carry-on bag. The fees completely negated any savings from booking with them in the first place. Also, the online check-in system was clunky and took longer than it should have, and then my flight was cancelled because they couldn't get their act together with scheduling two days after a storm hit Denver. I had to re-book my flight with another carrier which ended up costing $1200. Not a bargain!"

Pros: "The flight was quick and the crew was mostly friendly. Trenton was a nice slow paced airport to land in"
Cons: "I didn't like having to wait on the plane to unload because another plane was unloading at the same time and Trenton only unloads one at a time. Almost missed my rental car"

Pros: "Uneventful flight"
Cons: "I asked the attendant for water, but he never brought it to me."

Pros: "The staff was helpful and polite. Although plane was delayed it still arrived in good time."
Cons: "Not much leg room. Paying to pick your seat is ridiculous when traveling with family."

Cons: "The captain said no gates were available so they delayed our flight for an hour after they let us board the plane. Almost all of the gates in the terminal were available when we got to Philadelphia. Frontier doesn't give out free drinks or peanuts on the flight. They also charge $5 extra if you don't check your bag online. The seat doesn't recline. Frontier is by far the worst airline ever!!!!"

Pros: "Other than waiting a long time, everything else was fine."
Cons: "The flight left 40 minutes late and then once I got to baggage claim, it took 30 minutes for the bags to come out. Extremely long delay made me late to where I was going."

Pros: "Not sure what you mean by "Food" and "Entertainment". There were none and none expected. Frontier is a funky airline. Its website is misleading. After you've bought your ticket, it suggests that you have to pay extra for a seat and for your bags (even carry-on). I was a first-time Frontier customer and I didn't pay those extras on-line and never was charged for them. I'm not complaining -- they just need to get their act together. All in all, a decent routine air travel experience."

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