Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
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An average nonstop flight takes 2h 05m, covering a distance of 806 miles.
There are 707 (nonstop) flights between Chicago and Dallas/Fort Worth Airport per week, averaging 101 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Spirit Airlines ($16) and Frontier ($34), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Spirit Airlines ($31) and Multiple Airlines ($49).
American Airlines (24 times daily), Qatar Airways (12 times daily), United Airlines (12 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
For Chicago to Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, Saturday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from Dallas/Fort Worth Airport back to Chicago, the best deals are generally found on Friday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "The delta checkin desk were exceptional."
Cons: "Great crew!"
Pros: "Free entertainment"
Pros: "Good seats"
Cons: "Flight was delayed and my luggage didn’t make the plane."
Cons: "You shouldn't schedule a flight for a plane that is due to have scheduled maintenance. It's not like this should come as a surprise to you. Also, there was at least one over-served passenger on board who became loud and obnoxious, shouting obscenities."
Pros: "The crew was great and the seat was good"
Cons: "Our flight was 3 hours delayed"
Pros: "the video controller in the headrest of the seat ahead of me. you could see the flight pattern, speed, temperature outside and other specs, which were interesting."
Cons: "once again, the delta crew does not maintain their planes properly. during the taxi stage to get to the airway to lift off, there was a horrendous growling sound coming from the plane............seems like their hydraulic system is not maintained very well at all and it made a howling sound throughout the plane all the way to take off! we were wondering if there was something wrong with the plane."
Pros: "Great Service and flight was without problems or delays. Arrived on time ."
Pros: "The plane and entertainment system was good. The cabin crew was a little slow. But all in all it was a good flight."
Cons: "Well for one my seat was broken. At the beginning of the flight they said “there are meals for purchase available” when i asked for one they said they were all out but then gave out to other customers. Their attitudes were horrible."
Cons: "More leg room and seat width. I don’t like having other passengers pressed against me."
Pros: "Cabin crew super helpful & friendly. The food was great - all snacks & meals were well prepared and had great flavor, I’m not saying it’s a 5 star restaurant, but I was wasn’t expecting the quality we received. Great job! Impressed by Delta service."
Cons: "Traveling is always a challenge - abundance of patience required! We traveled from Dallas, Atlanta, Amsterdam, to Rome & back. Every country had a little different process for boarding and getting around - most had friendly staff, on point, helping clueless, stressed, & frustrated travelers. I was really disappointed in Atlanta, not a very welcoming or helpful spirit for visitors to US - not all (80% were awesome), mainly those trying to greet and direct through customs. Most hate the arrogant America anyway, don’t make it worse - put your best people on the front lines to help with international relations & show why the US is the best. Put those that don’t want to be here loading bags out back! Sorry for the lecture, but this is any business!"
Cons: "Turbulence but no one can help that"
Cons: "At least one hour late"
Pros: "I liked the cookies and juice. The interactive screen to watch something. The cleanliness. The price. On time. The service. Thank you. The excitement of flying."
Cons: "poor hospitality by cabin crews cabin crews are very stingy in providing drinks"
Cons: "Not much- pretty great flight"
Pros: "delayed flight by Skywest or West jet - Delta subsidiary / affiliate. it’s the 2nd flight in a row that’s delayed. but much better than American Airlines."
Cons: "Flight delays. At least flight was not cancelled. Boarding staff & flight crew were awesome and entertainment was superb."
Cons: "Delay was over an hour"
Pros: "Roomier than a lot of airplanes."
Cons: "Bumpy ride. Nobody's fault."
Pros: "The crew at the airport was very courteous and helpful."
Cons: "No food; not even offered water; I asked a Delta employee about our seats and she was very unprofessional (mind you I'm traveling with kids and my boarding pass said that seats were to be assigned at the gate)."
Pros: "I can’t make it in mexico city on tuesday, wednesday’s performance had to be cancelled and we need to pay the cancellation fee 11500 mexican pesos, please reimburse on the credit card"
Cons: "I can’t make it in mexico city on tuesday, wednesday’s performance had to be cancelled and we need to pay the cancellation fee 11500 mexican pesos of the studio and musicians"
Pros: "Entertainment system, snacks and friendly crew members"
Cons: "Serious delays on flight. It was very tiring and became an all day affair."
Pros: "Seats were spacious"
Cons: "No entertainment, snacks were bad and plane was old."
Pros: "20 minutes ahead of schedule"
Cons: "They said it was late because of a tire issue that was fixed in Salt Lake causing a late departure on a round trip SLC-Burbank. It arrived back to Salt Lake late causing the Dallas flight to leave late. I got a message at 6:24 pm regarding the late departure for the 8:15 pm flight to Dallas. They knew this info hours before. It should have been communicated sooner"
Pros: "Everything was great"
Pros: "I liked the legroom and the seat"
Cons: "No entertainment screen, no real food, I don’t care how long the trip is, I got first class, I expect first class service."
Cons: "Customer service"
Pros: "My entire flight experience was delightful. Was dry impressed with the staff both at Hartsfield-Jackson and DFW...and our flight crew was positively sublime."
Pros: "On time with no drama"
Pros: "The lights where off to make it feel more homie, I liked that I had the seat to myself and the crew was nice."
Pros: "I appreciated that Delta was on time and prompt about getting passengers onboard. I appreciated that the stewardess was very courteous. I appreciated that there was no delay."
Cons: "There was nothing that I did not like. I had a previous bad experience with another airline that canceled my flight three days in a row. So I was very appreciative of the fact that Delta had available flights for me to leave."
Pros: "-forgot to charge me for wine"
Cons: "-chair was broken -tray was broken -had to spend $33 for wifi that didn't even work -didn't have everything they say they offer to guests on the flight"
Pros: "The crew was very friendly, especially the attendant named Charlie. The cabin was also nice and cold. I hate getting too hot on planes so it was really nice that they had good AC going. Short trip overall and was very pleased!"
Cons: "No complaints!"
Pros: "on time meet all my expectations"
Cons: "I believe it is time for WI-FI to be complimentary in flights. It is far too expensive and feels like price gauging"
Pros: "Departing on time and clean"
Cons: "There was no screens, all the other airlines have screens, but that wasn't my problem and I got coloring book and crayons for me daughter, so she can play with them, but my issue was that when they gave snack to everyone and I didn't get anything and then I told the other flight attendant that I didn't get my snack and still she didn't get it, she said she was going to get it and didn't come back :(( I was really disappointed with that, they r old and forget things, so our line 19 nobody got anything .. i like delta was I wasn't happy this time with it"
Pros: "Very courteous staff. Legeoom not too bad."
Pros: "Service in the flight !!"
Pros: "Left reasonably on time, arrived a bit early, able to find overhead storage for my roll-on, even boarding in Zone 3"
Cons: "Very tightly packed; minimal comfort for the flight."
Pros: "Delta provided a superior experience!"
Pros: "Easy loading and unloading the plane. Friendly staff"
Pros: "Nothing at all"
Pros: "The crew was nice"
Cons: "I didn't like the fact that I didn't get my luggage with me when I arrived to casablanca as I lived 4 hours away from the casablanca. I have to come back the next day to get my luggage. I was very mad about it.plus I noticed one of my luggage has been damaged so now I have to buy another one because I can t use it. It was disgusting."
Pros: "On time, boarding very fast and crew very friendly"
Cons: "My son's seat was filthy with red stains of some liquid on the tray and window"
Pros: "The flight crew was nice and polite. They served drinks and snacks in a timely manner while on the flight."
Cons: "Flight was scheduled to leave early, the plane arrived, but they couldn't turn the plane around fast enough. We left the gat late, then pilot said we would still be arriving half an hour early. We arrived about 45 minutes late, and that was a problem because our connecting flight was due to depart now in 15 minutes. Lightning forced the airport to shutdown, which was great, we had a chance to catch our flight, but we were stuck in the airplane, and we couldn't get to our gate until the all-clear. I know this is not Delta's fault, but they did arrive quite late on a flight that, according to them, would be early. They also never communicated to the other flight that there were several passengers catching that connection. So by the time we had ran to catch our connection they had closed the ramp. Lightning hit again, and they shutdown the airport once again, so the airplane was still at the gate for about an hour, and they did not allow the 20+ passengers to board that plane, which was right there. So frustrating. The only thing that saved it was that our new flight was the new airbus, and although it left an hour and a half later, the comfort level was phenomenal."
Cons: "i checked my bag and did not have any carry-on. Generally, i feel i should be offered boarding before all the masses who try to carry on bags that are too large and need to be gate-checked....they clog up the ramp and aisles once on the plane (this is a general complaint that is not directed at Delta specifically...applies to all airlines)"
Pros: "I like the ability to watch movies"
Cons: "The cabin was hot... air didn’t blow well... the crew was abrasive and rude. I asked simple questions and got long explanations for no reason"
Pros: "The aircraft was very clean, neat and well maintained. The crew was friendly. Process of checked-in luggage was seamless and straightforward."
Cons: "I found the istructions on some restricted items to be confusing and contradictory between instructions at the airport, the AA website and the TSA website. The agent at the counter was well-informed, though, and it all ended up going well."
Pros: "Flight attendants service"
Cons: "I don't like the new planes with no screens on it. I don't want to be watching at my cellphone for 3 hours. It's bad for everyone's eyes."
Cons: "I am still waiting for flight to DFW.. I"
Cons: "Couldn't turn on reading lights the entire 8 hour flight to Hawaii! 8 hour flight and only a wrap to eat. Not even food offered for purchase in the last 7 hours of the flight"
Pros: "There was nothing to like"
Cons: "Due to a two hour delay in customs we arrived at our departure gate 5min before boarding was supposed to close.... only to find out that our seats had been given away and there was no longer room for us on the airplane. The attendant offered little to no help and I was displeased with his service."
Cons: "I missed my flight to San Diego because the airline was late to Dallas"
Pros: "Everyone was helpful and fried. They did a real good job of moving people thru security fast. They processed like 150 people in line in about 10 minutes."
Cons: "We were delayed out of Chicago almost an hour because they had to scrape ice off the wings. I really stressed over possibly missing my layover. I ended up having to race to the it terminal in 10 minutes. I checked my bag because they said they were running out overhead space and then they went and put my bag on a LATER FLIGHT so I still don’t have my bag"
Pros: "The seats were comfortable, with adjustable headrests. Also, there were outlets to charge devices."
Cons: "No free WiFi."
Cons: "The cliff notes of this debacle are, inbound flight arrived late to Montreal, I contacted AA social media team to make sure they could notify the gate of my connecting flight, they didn’t after they said they did. Flight arrived in Chicago a little early, I have to wait 15 min for my bags from the valet, I run to the next gate and arrive with 13 min to spare, the gate agent (not nice) goes I’m sorry we already closed the door. I’m like, huh? Then he has the gall to tell me, “well had someone called us we could of held your seat”. That’s when I lost it. Needless to say I’m now flying to Dayton and back to Dallas. That’s in lieu of a 3:50 PM flight TOMORROW!"
Pros: "Fairly short trip but was able to used the in flight entertainment."
Cons: "Too many PA announcements and the volume when connected to the TV screens was way too loud! Gave us a heart attack everytime!"
Cons: "Canceled my flight"
Pros: "Average but what we’ve come to expect from american airline companies"
Cons: "Seat isn’t very comfortable"
Pros: "Things went as they should have got a 2 hour flight."
Cons: "The inside of the plane around the air vents definitely could use some cleaning."
Pros: "The customer service/ticket agent skipped her lunch break to get us on the plane. She went way beyond the call of duty. We will be eternally grateful."
Pros: "Very timely, didn't take forever getting off the ground"
Cons: "As a first time traveler, it would have been nice to have a little help with navigating the airport once I arrived."
Pros: "On time, food service, good communication"
Cons: "Employee got us in the wrong terminal"
Pros: "Very clean. Friendly FA"
Pros: "Entertainment and creature comforts are great on these planes."
Pros: "Commuter flight, got me where I needed to go. The crew and staff where really friendly, even with all the confusion of trying to move a couple with a young child out of the emergency row."
Pros: "In seat entertainment"
Cons: "Boarding sequence"
Cons: "Self check-in staff at Seattle was not that helpful."
Cons: "The flight left almost 6 hours late, and the delay was not directly due to weather. Another flight from and to the same airports left as scheduled 3 hours before this one finally left."
Pros: "The crew were exceptionally friendly and helpful. They made the negatives about the flight much more bearably be their excellence service whether during boarding, in flight, or after landing."
Cons: "I booked the flight originally through british airways and expected your standard, modern plane for cross atlantic travel. Boarding to find myself on a 767 designed (and likely built) in the 80s was rather disappointing."
Cons: "Could not read paper when passenger in front reclined seat. No space between rows."
Cons: "A guy passed out prior to boarding, then they put him on the flight. We push back from the gate and start the engines and the guy passes out again. Now we are delayed 35 minutes. Why did they put someone one the flight that was clearly sick before he ever boarded then you make everyone miss their connection in Dallas. We got to the gate for our connecting flight 9 minutes before the pushed back from the ramp and they would not let us on??? WTF poor customer service!! Fly southwest from now on!"
Pros: "No delays, went smoothly. Had to check my bag at the gate but no big deal."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Crew was unhelpful, not prepared, only cookies for food, no personal entertainment, and charged check-in bag fee."
Cons: "The flights were delayed multiple times. No communication at your gates. Oh and I think my favorite was changing terminals and gates 5 TIMES within 1 hour at DFW! RIDICULOUS AND UNACCEPTABLE. NEVER AGAIN!"
Pros: "All personnel where polite,helpful, and respectful. Greg to have wifi and power chargers."
Cons: "There was no real entertainment on the screens. No movies."
Pros: "Nothing, they didn't accommodate any passenger."
Cons: "We were delayed for over two hours and when we finally landed in Dallas we sat on the runway for two hours because American had planes at the gates because of previous canceled flights. We didn't get to a gate until two hours after we landed."
Cons: "Flight was delayed two hours. When we landed we sat on the runway for another two hours due to no empty gates because American didn't move their planes from the flights that were cancelled."
Pros: "Excellent flight attendant! And the seat - 3F - is my favorite on AA's MD80."
Cons: "Food was better than I expected, but my expectations have been driven down over the years."
Cons: "Flight got csncelled."
Cons: "I would rather eat angry bees."
Pros: "The entertainment was pretty good . There was a good variety of movies and music"
Cons: "the cabin was extremely small, absolutely no leg dpace unless you were in first class, specially if you are a taller person."
Pros: "Overall pleasant experience."
Cons: "I was not aware that the FinnAir flight was being handled by American. I missed it when reading my itinerary and had a brief panic when I showed up to the international terminal and my flight was not even listed on the board. Perhaps it could be written a little larger? Thanks."
Cons: "Poor cew service"
Pros: "In flight service."
Cons: "The first check in kiosk associate was turning us away because we reached 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure. However, by then they knew that they were going to be at least 1 hour 30 minute late. Then when kayak emailed us about the delay, the check in people let us in. Ultimately the flight was three hours late."
Pros: "Flight left on time, entertainment selection had many movies including new releases, flight attendants were attentive, Main Cabin Extra (extra legroom seats) made the 13hr flight bearable."
Cons: "Padding on the seat was thin, food was marginal"
Cons: "Seats not enough padding"
Pros: "The flight landed early. The Entertainment on the plane."
Cons: "When I got on, my seat mate spilled her coffee and almost got it on my clothes. The service felt rushed - the attendants seemed to want to clear the trays and sit in the galley chatting. They forgot to serve bread to the 2nd half of the First Class cabin and had to be reminded to do so. Definitely not their best day, so the experience could have been better."
Cons: "Because my uber driver got lost coming to airport, I was too late to check my bag, and had to wait for another flight. None of this was American Airlines' fault, BUT, I had paid for special seating for the original flight, and couldn't get a refund for that, which added up to about $75 or more dollars. I wish I could get refunded since I ended up sitting in cramped seating with no leg room. There should be a way to get a refund on prepaid seating if you miss a flight."
Cons: "Sore lower back from the seat."
Cons: "I had two hour for connecting flight on quatr airways but the flight from St. Louis left St. Louis at 335 pm instead of 2pm. When I got of flight in Dallas they were already paging me overhead as a last call for quatr airways."
Pros: "Fly on time. Nice service."
Cons: "Plane was scheduled to depart at 8:20 pm it was then delayed until 8:58 pm due to weather. We all boarded the plane and were ready for take off when a maintenance issue was discovered. We all deplaned and we’re told we would be put on a new plane arriving from Seattle set to depart at 11:30 pm. This departure time was delayed until 1:35 am and then 2:35 am because the captain had timed out and we would need to wait for a new pilot. Also due to the first delay everything was coded as “weather” and customer service was unable to give hotel rooms. This miscommunication between corporate and passengers and the late night created lots of frustration. Instead of being helpful or honest customer service called security on the disgruntled passengers. I heard no threats of violence just elevated voices. At midnight Frontier began handing out meal vouchers (15 dollars to McDonald’s) as a way to increase morale. I finally gave up and requested a refund, got a hotel, and a new flight on a different airline (all Frontier flights the next day were sold out). When I asked what would happen to my checked luggage they said it would be sent to Dallas (my destination) or I could pay for it to be sent back to Denver. The flight and my luggage arrived in Dallas at 5:30 am. Paid $400 for Southwest flight the next day (flying into different Dallas airport away from my parked car and luggage) just for the guaranteed service."
Pros: "Bag charged"
Cons: "The crew made us move from the seats I booked without a good explanation"
Cons: "no amenities"
Pros: "There wasn't any in flight entertainment and I didn't order food, so that's why my rating is neutral. Our flight back was 30 min early, so that was great."
Pros: "Crew were arguing with passengers over seating arrangements and when it came time to throw out garbage at the end they completely ignored half of the rows. Even after the lady next to me yelling to get their attention."
Cons: "See above."
Cons: "Lots of screaming children, but I had to fly to Orlando."
Cons: "The seats were uncomfortable, over priced snacks, no foods."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "All the hidden costs"
Pros: "First time flying with Frontier. No complaints other than having to pay for my carry on luggage. But when I only spent $80 (taxes and fees included) to fly from Dallas to Denver, I'm still happy."
Pros: "I will never fly Frontier again. Poor customer service. Poor baggage handling. Poor timeliness of flight and baggage delivery. Poor communication of flight delays and baggage mix-ups. Understaffed. Undertrained. Poor seats, particularly considering I paid for the best. Inadequate compensation for 8+ hour delay and missing baggage for 3 days. After all the nickel and diming for seats, baggage (checked AND carry on) it would have cost me less to fly my preferred carrier and avoided every hassle, not to mention the inadequate compensation (again). Horrible, horrible experience."
Cons: "I will never fly Frontier again. Poor customer service. Poor baggage handling. Poor timeliness of flight and baggage delivery. Poor communication of flight delays and baggage mix-ups. Understaffed. Undertrained. Poor seats, particularly considering I paid for the best. Inadequate compensation for 8+ hour delay and missing baggage for 3 days. After all the nickel and diming for seats, baggage (checked AND carry on) it would have cost me less to fly my preferred carrier and avoided every hassle, not to mention the inadequate compensation (again). Horrible, horrible experience."
Pros: "not much, other than that they got us to where we wanted to go that day!"
Cons: "No TSA- pre-check participation and so it was late! even first bag carry-on is $35 is stupid! plane was late in coming in, and they kept changing times for boarding and we were boarded after 1.5 hours delay and then kept waiting there without moving, then deplaned because of mechanical problems, boarded again after another 1.5 hours delay and then finally left. very bad turbulence and nobody bothered to turn on seat belt sign or warn you or tell you about turbulence, let alone apologize! no food is the norm, but no water, come on! never doing this airline again, even if free!"
Pros: "Nice flight attendants."
Cons: "Pilot apparently didn't have a voice and never once talked to the passengers even when experiencing bad turbulence."
Cons: "screwed by baggage fees"
Pros: "This is in no way a bad relection on Frontier. Kayak sold me the tickets for a certain price and when I started to check in for my flight I had to pay additional for seats and carry on luggage. I ended up paying $102 more for two people on my one way reservation the night before the flight. Kayak should at least make their customers aware that this will happen as it is a lot of money!!!! The flight itself was on time, with a curteous and funny crew. No complains there."
Pros: "Everything went well."
Pros: "Flight was on time"
Pros: "Same as many other reviews, upset I had to pay extra just to select not a premium seat, but literally a seat on a flight I already paid for & pay to either check a bag or carry a bag on. I'll never fly frontier again & probably never book through kayak again either."
Pros: "Boarding was fast"
Cons: "Very very terrible seats. Always late"
Pros: "We had a flight to Philadelphia we boarded on time and landed early! It was great!"
Pros: "The boarding process was really good and the crew was really helpful with helping me with my luggage and finding the seat"
Cons: "The comfort of the plane I couldn't recline my seat the book light didn't work"
Pros: "The staff were very nice."
Pros: "The price was the main reason behind booking. We thought we were getting a great deal on airfare from Chicago to Vegas, and it was a great base fare."
Cons: "The add-ons are where they get you. Pay to check a bag, and then when your bag returns to you demolished (seriously, they broke a wheel off my boyfriend's bag, which has been on many trips via other carriers with no damage, and they tore all the trim off my bag, which i have used for hardcore travel almost monthly). Pay to get decent seating. Pay for refreshments--that's right folks, if you want water on this flight, it'll cost you. Gate agents were huddling, talking to each other while we waited at the front of the line and folks stacked up behind us. Unprofessional. I'm sticking with Southwest from now on. No thanks, frontier."
Cons: "Very slow baggage claim. Had to wait about 1/2 hour."
Pros: "Your crew was nice"
Cons: "I am 6 feet tall, and found your seats entirely too tight for my frame. I'm not overweight, just tall, as are many people. Worse, I paid $150 for my ticket, and other passengers I spoke with paid either $100 or $38 - round trip. Apparently I didn't check your site on the days of the week that you offered your discounts. I then had to pay $40 x 2 for my little carry on bag, which was ridiculous. I plan never to fly with you again."
Pros: "One of the crew members was extremely friendly and helpful."
Cons: "I was not made aware at any point in my booking process that I would be charged for a carry-on, a carry-on?!?! And that the carry-on would cost more than a checked bag. They also charge for water, I mean seriously a cup of water, not a bottled water, just a cup of regular ole' water. You also have to pay additionally for an actual seat assignment on the plane. I will be sure to never book them again! I could have flown with a better carrier for the same price after the nickel-and-dime routine i had to go through with Frontier. On top of everything else, the flight was delayed!"
Pros: "Pay extra for another airlines. Frontier is uncomfortable and you have to pay for everything after the ticket. You only end up saving minimal amounts."
Pros: "Frontier airines was great. We got a ridiculously cheap flight so to pay $30 for a carry on was no problem. We knew all the fees up front so we planned accordingly and packed light. Staff was friendly and organized. Flight got in early."
Cons: "The flight was fine.. We didn't know that we have to pay a luggage fee for a carry on for $45.. I was surprised when they told us to pay since carry on so far in other flights were free.. The seats weren't comfortable since it doesn't recline. This plane really is only good for probably a one hour flight not 4 hours because you can't even relaxed and reclined your seat.. All food you have to pay including water.. I will never fly frontier ever again..."
Pros: "Original ticket price was cheaper than any other, and flight time options were great for an early flight out or late flight in, etc."
Cons: "Cheap and cheap. O'hare has an awful set-up for bag check and security for frontier/spirit/virgin/other cheap airlines together. You wait to print, then wait to check, then wait to drop your own bags (with zero instruction or customer service or signage), then wait for security. They hate for EVERYTHING: just to check in for your flight and pick a seat. $11-17-37 to sit together. Each. And then for bags. $35 to check and $60 to carry on (makes no sense) even when checking in online early. And even more cost to have both checked and carry on. And seats don't recline, that costs more. And have a 4inch by 5 inch-ish tray table. And EVERYTHING costs money onboard from WATER to Pepsi to snacks. It cost an extra $92 each way for two of us to check in and check one small bag. My back hurts and I will ALWAYS pay a bit more for another airline."
Cons: "The plane didn't leave the terminal for over an hour after boarding!"
Pros: "Radio went out and the flight was delayed leaving. Also, when has Frontier has started charging for carry ons? I could have gone with Spirit if I'd known that... During the delay passengers were welcome to get off the flight but were reminded several times how much it would cost to rebook if they missed the reloading process ($99.00). After delay the staff was offering complimentary beverages due to the delay...(how much does it really cost to offer water & sodas?) So I would have been charged for a cup of water??? The staff seemed rude and several times I was nudged, slammed, bumped into (I was in an aisle seat) and ever was acknowledged by the crew members who did it. It just seems overall that it was all about the money that the employees are unhappy and that it is not about the satisfaction of the client. First and last time I'll travel with you...."
Cons: "1) Although flights are fairly low fare, they get you with baggage. Had to pay to check OR to carry-on. 2) Flew out of Chicago O'Hare - a major hub - and Frontier, Spirit, Virgin America, & Alaskan all shared a SINGLE security check. Yes ladies and gentleman, one security scanner. I have never in my life (usually fly American, United, or Southwest) waited more than 30 minutes to get through security. This time was well over an hour, I almost missed my flight. 3) On-board staff was friendly (all but one woman), but there were no complimentary beverages or snacks. I did pay for some & they were not too pricey, but having to whip out my credit card yet again made my whole travel experience feel far from effortless."
Pros: "Staff were very pleasant."
Cons: "Food selection is quite limited."
Pros: "The flight was 40 minutes early!"
Cons: "There is no free food."
Pros: "Really good experience"
Pros: "The price for the trip was great. I thought the boarding was efficient and the flight crew pleasant. Check in at the airport was very easy although the automatic machines were non functing."
Cons: "Long pre security screening lines. The seating is rather cramped."
Pros: "I got where I wanted to go for a reasonable price."
Cons: "I did not calculate for the extra fee for a carry-on. I'm always disappointed when I don't get a complementary beverage and snack. Sad but worth the savings."
Pros: "Flights were cheap."
Cons: "You end up paying an additional $30-35 to check a bag or carry on-board, you also end up paying $15-20 to reserve a seat. In addition, they won't accept your checked-in baggage if you're not at the airport 45 min before boarding to drop it off. They made me re-book my flight out of Chicago for the next day and charged me $99. I was only 5 min late to drop my bag off, and because of bad traffic. The airline has no empathy, they seem to be only concerned with charging you at every opportunity they get. I will never fly frontier again."
Cons: "Frontier airlines. Rigid and unable to admit that they made a mistake. Caution towards anyone who flies with their special low discount rates. Many opportunities were taken by company to recover discounted fare (and I am not referring to any baggage costs) Besides money, they ruined a special weekend through delays. Think twice! In fact, my comment is in reference to customer service in general. Everything is a fight now. I'm not a screamer, I'm rational. I laid out,clearly, where their policy was contradicted and that some empathy was in order and in the process was hung up on once and have not received a reply to my last email. If you gave no intention to achieve quality customer service, why pay for the department? Maybe they don't."
Cons: "It was delayed and arrived 2 hours late. I had booked the flight specifically for its departure and arrival time. It was my first time flying with Frontier, and I will not fly with them again."
Cons: "Lost my luggage and people at check in were rude"
Cons: "Frontier delayed our flight due to a mechanical problem for over twelve hours. Communication was so bad that we could not leave the airport or even the gate because it seemed like we could be leaving at any moment. It got delayed, and delayed and delayed until all the other flights to SFO had left and there was no other option but to pray we got home. Frontier handled the whole situation extremely poorly. I was exhausted and beside myself with frustration. I will never fly Frontier again."
Cons: "inflight everything requires payment."
Cons: "45 dollars for each carry on . Not pleased to pay 90 extra dollars. Never flying Frontier again"
Cons: "While booking I was unaware frontier airlines charged for carry on luggage and didn't participate in TSA pre check. In addition to paying $45 more for the ticket than advertised and having to use normal security, the plane was so cramped the guy behind me hit me in the head. Finally there was a persistent foul smell in the plane. It was a rough 4hrs 30 min. I would recommend spending more and flying southwest or United."
Cons: "The price of the trip did not include a seat, nor baggage, this was unclear and I felt misled. The seating is extremely uncomfortable. Checking in online was terrible, the website was hard to navigate, the prices were inconsistent (I was checking on my phone and computer at the same time and getting different rates for seats). I felt the communication was poor. I did not feel safe. I will not choose this Airline again."
Pros: "Crew and other employees we're curteous. Plane was clean. We trav llhave d before with Frotier and had no problems, until now."
Cons: "It was not pleasing to be delayed 3 times and spend time in the airport instead of being with family and friends. I am thankful that the flight was not cancelled."
Pros: "Some jackhole took my seat and wouldn't move I called ahead about additional charges and they lied to me"
Cons: "Departing and landing was great I will fly again and again"
Pros: "everything went as planned"
Pros: "The fly atendants were Great and had a lot of patients"
Cons: "The lady behind me made the flight hell, her and her rude children, I believe they should have made her bring a car seat for her missed behaved child just like the other couple did, they brought their toddler a car seat and purchased seating for him. She didn't. The way I see it for the child's safety they should force the parents in to purchasing a seat at least at half coast. Her daughter and son "toddler" kicked my seat half way to Dallas I have bad kidneys I finally turned around and addressed it, by then I was fed up since it was the second time so I have to admit I did it in a rude way. The fly attendant was very helpful she spoked to the lady who also was very rude twice and had me move seats and the girl who was sitting next to me had to pay an additional $75.00 for a better seat where she wasn't being kicked being that she as well had a bad back. I just think if the parents are trying to be cheap and avoid paying an extra seat not caring for their child's safety they should force them into it or plain simple not allow them to board... It was by far the worse experience even and I had just switched airlines from American to Spirit..."
Pros: "The staff overall were pleasant."
Cons: "The cost I had to pay for my luggage $52 each way rediculous. The lack of space in the seats. Couldn't put my seat back even a little, my knees where touching the seat in front of me and I felt like the person next to me was sitting on my lap. Couldn't even get a glass of water without having to pay."
Cons: "I had NO leg space. Sitting in 3F, window seat, my knees were in the back of the person to my front; who obviously felt my knees in her back."
Pros: "Getting sooner to my distanation"
Cons: "The switch of gate at the last minutes at O'hare."
Pros: "Nice attendants. Good attitude"
Cons: "A320 rattle so bad at landing I thought the luggage compartment would come down. Seats are like wood bench's Cheap flight, expensive adds for carry on"
Pros: "I always have a great time flying with Spirit. When I book my flight I know that I can't carry a lot with me, so I plan for that by packing all of my belongings in a small backpack and it always works out well. Everything goes smoothly from check in to landing at my destination. The staff are all friendly and entertaining. It makes the experience much more enjoyable."
Pros: "The aircraft was comfortable and clean. The crew was friendly and courteous. Boarding was smoorhbexcpt for the last second gate change and inability to hear boarding instructions at the gate"
Cons: "Spirit has No TSA Precheck!"
Pros: "Boarding was relatively easy and the plane ride was decent."
Cons: "As usual, Spirit will pimp you for high baggage fees. Paying $55 for a carry-on bag is insane."
Pros: "Plane was new, boarding was quick. Crew was professional and kind."
Cons: "I had to pay for carry-on luggage $50.00 Nothing on the plain was free of charge, not even a glass of water."
Pros: "In flight experience was good."
Cons: "Didn't like that I have to print my boarding pass and that an eboarding pass doesnt work on the scanners. That was not communicated well to me. The gate changed 30 mins prior to the take off time of my flight and not a single passenger was informed of this. There were no announcements made. They did not even care to change the flight information display at the gate behind the counter. While passengers were waiting to board, a jet blue crew member starts to announce boarding for their flight to JFK while its displaying spirit airlines flight to dallas. The jet blue crew has no information to provide to us. A spirit airline crew memeber SHOULDVE MADE AN ANNOUNCEMENT reg the gate change at the original gate or they should remove the spirit airline flight display from the screen. And all this 20 mins prior to take off. And I was told to stand in line that was a mile long to have this simple question answered 'whats the current gate'. The crew could've been a bit more informative, less rude and more approachable."
Cons: "We were travelling with a couple and FORCED to pay for seats so that we can sit together. . . what a crock. I can deal with many compromises for an inexpensive fare--but this was over the top. We were going to be asked to pay $30 to pick seats to sit together, decided to just upgrade the seats $60 to both sit up front in larger seats together, so the flight was comfortable. But being asked that was the straw that broke the camel's back--I don't think we'll be flying Spirit again--I'd rather just pay slightly more for the flight and know that I'll have an assigned seat--or can get a pair by boarding togeteher."
Pros: "That I arrived safely"
Cons: "Seats - no recline position. I'm not claustrophobic but that flight made me feel like it. Boarding was a zoo... 3 flights from the same area. No space to stand or sit. Stewardesses walking with shoes that made loud noise and vibration every time they passed by. I was hoping to sleep during this claustrophobic and uncomfortable flight but they're loud walking woke me up 3 times. Finally, do we really need to make 15 announcements that no one cares about during the flight? Just get us there safely ... I don't need to know the weather and cruising altitude in 3 different announcements ... Also waking me up during this painful experience. Worst of all... I feel like my comments will never make a difference because you appeal to thise customers who will go through pain just to save a little on air fare. However that's not me."
Pros: "The actual flight was OK--but I was bumped from my scheduled flight (along w 82 other people) when they substituted a smaller aircraft; & the flight they put me on was 12 hours later!!!! Nothing like wasting a precious vacation day in O'Hare airport to make you furious!"
Cons: "I hated the fact that I couldn't check in online the day before. I must have wasted two hours trying to remember my password for their stupid Frequent Flyer club--the only allowable way to check in-- and then (after finally getting a new password & getting into the system), being told they had no current reservation for me. What???? Then, after getting to the airport & finally checking in, I was bumped off the plane & rescheduled 12 hours later!!!! I hope never to fly on Evil Spirit Airlines again!"
Cons: "The seats were not that think. There was a child behind me that was drawing in a piece of paper on the back of my chair. I could feel every movement."
Pros: "Cheap flight, and on time"
Cons: "I am 5,10 180lbs, small to average build and the seats were very crowded!!!!! will never fly again, pay more for a decent airline!"
Cons: "Well when I got to my sit there was a person on my seat, the crew guy had me standing till every one sat down even then you think they would give me a complematery drink, no the head crew lady was rude and did not want to accommodate to my needs even after some one messed up with my sit"
Pros: "All services"
Cons: "Boarding through outside."
Pros: "The price point was good. The flight crew was good."
Cons: "Took along time to board. The seats aren't very comfortable. They're also small. Not a lot of knee room."
Pros: "Didn't like: The seats have minimal padding, no "wings" /headrest feature, seats don't recline, tray table too small to put anything on, and too far away to be useful for eating. Having to purchase water is ridiculous. The fee for carrying on a bag in addition to a purse had the price of the ticket comparable to other airlines, so there was no point to using Spirit. There was no entertainment except the Sudoku that printed on the boarding pass."
Cons: "The information was not made clear. I was told that my checked bag would cost $25, but I was charged $50 for my checked bag. The plane is too compact (no room). I was under the impression that there was no charge for snacks and drinks on the plane. The announcements that the pilot made were not heard very clearly. Some of the flight attendants were rude. This is the last time that I plan to fly Spirit."
Pros: "Taking off"
Cons: "They didn't offer a complimentary drink or snack! American Airlines did when I flew with them! The seats and table trays were way too small!"
Cons: "getting charged for a carry on is bullshit."
Pros: "They were able to switch us to emergency row seating."
Cons: "Too expensive for everything. No room at all for anything. Super uncomfortable"
Pros: "Spirit cancelled my flight never again will I use this service made me lose lots of money and lost out on my brother's wedding"
Pros: "Flight departed and arrived on time"
Cons: "The plugs at the spirit gate dont work"
Cons: "It was delayed so long that they canceled it"
Pros: "I loved hunting through the website only to find a contact email that didn't work. I liked the bounce back email even more that directed me to fill out a form to ask a question."
Cons: "Then my favorite part was the response via email over a week later asking me how my service was. I DIDN'T GET ANY SERVICE! Spirit SUCKS!"
Cons: "had issues booking my seats and luggage online so was charged for help at the ticket counter by the rudest woman I'll ever remember. Paid for upgraded seat on original booking and got stuck in a smaller seat on the way back. Had a comfortable seat up front and some drunk idiot wanted to talk to me so he took the empty seat up front at take off and bugged me the whole trip. I ended up paying more for this flight than any other airline and I'd rather fly with friendlier airlines in the future."
Pros: "The flight was cheap."
Cons: "Spirit considers luggage a "frill." If you plan to pack anything other than a very small backpack, be ready to pay $50-$100 more. At that rate, you could fly a regular carrier with more seat space as Spirit cramps you in with tighter seats that's don't recline."
Cons: "Every leg of my flight was delayed for no obvious reason."
Cons: "Flight was cancelled and we had to rebook with AA"
Cons: "The flight was canceled with no good alternative flights to get us to Dallas. And Spirit was no help. I will not fly with them again."
Cons: "the flight was cancelled. no reason was given as to why."
Pros: "Roomy seats."
Pros: "Only passengers"
Cons: "This air line is suck. I will suggest to anyone. I bought the round trip and they took me but they cancelled my returned flight and left me with nothing."
Pros: "Way too aggravated about the way this outfit deceives customers to think of a single positive."
Cons: "Paid $272 for (2) round trip tickets from Chicago to Dallas. Brought (2) small bags to carry on. Once at the airport found out that "carry on" was an additional $55 per bag, and checked was an additional $50 per bag. Checked bags both ways, which took round trip fare to $472. Then found out that they charge extra to sit together. So had to pay an additional $13 per ticket per way to sit with the person I purchased the tickets for. Let's see, advertise $272 round trip, and forced to pay $524 once locked into tickets. Miserably brutal attempt at a money grab. I'll never fly, suggest, or speak anything less than contempt about Spirit airlines."
Cons: "They charge you $40 to carry on both ways if you register and purchase ahead of time, consider that when you are doing your price compare. The website is so slow to pay for your baggage ahead of time its really painful. The bigger issue is that the seats are super hard and super small and don't adjust at all! I am an average size and normal weight person, this airline is for really young and fit people . My back still hurts. Then there was some 19 year old flight attendant that thought she was a comedienne on the way back at 6am in the morning weaving a really lame jokes into here schpellio... trust me no one wants to hear that stupid stuff at 6 in the morning on a Sunday. It made her whole instruction super long and really stupid. The only way I would take this airline again is if I could put everything in a small backpack and the flight was really short, otherwise pay 30% and go with a full service airline."
Pros: "I liked getting to Chicago ahead of schedule. I like the opportunity to apply for a credit card with reward points. I also, like not getting my shoulders bumped into by the food carts."
Pros: "They got us back 45 minutes early!!!!"
Cons: "Everything was great"
Pros: "The crew was very pleasant and cheerful."
Cons: "They didn't do a great job of expressing that the flight was no longer delayed, it made boarding pretty confusing."
Pros: "On time service."
Pros: "What a great concept!"
Cons: "ORD had terrible lines and there were so many crying children on that flight. Spirit is the cheapest but I finally had enough of their fees"
Cons: "Paid extra to choose a seat only to be put in the middle. Seats don't even recline,the loud lady in front of me smelled like cat food,and I guess you can bring orchids on the plane that I'm allergic to. Was surrounded and hated it."
Cons: "When I purchased ticket it showed there "might" be a charge for carry on baggage. I couldnt find an easy way to know for sure. When I got to the airport to get my boarding pass I couldnt find a way to claim I had carry on baggage. When I tried to get on the plane the lady laughed at me and said i couldnt take my carry on bag. She sent me to someone that wanted to charge me $100 for my carry on bag. The plane ticket was only $69. I was almost out of money and didnt have $100. I told the person how much money I had ($41) and he kept asking me if i had more than that. Every time I told him I had $41. Finally he called someone and they let me pay $35 for the carry on bag. Be carefull flying with Spirit because in my opinion they are greedy bastards."
Pros: "I will say the flight was good, but the airline is trying to make extra money off on passenger. Imagine after paying for the flight, they ask you to pay for you seat to be reserved, each type of bags that you have has to be paid for. I mean your bear bag, carry-on and your check in luggage. So you have to pay at least $5 extra for your each travelling seat, making extra $10, plus at least $33 dollar for your carry-on, each way. Me, I refused, though I was fooled to pay for the seats, but for my carry-on, I said no. Do you expect me to travel round trip with no clothes or extra shoes. They must be crazy!"
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