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January

High season

June

Cheapest flight

$56

Average price round-trip

$307

Good deal round-trip

$207

Good deal one-way

$137
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Most popular time to fly with an average 30% increase in price.
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  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $137 or less one-way and $207 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from Chicago to Los Angeles was found 52 days before departure, on average.
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  • Morning departure is around 5% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
  • Hoping to book flights from Chicago to Los Angeles? If so, there are two different airports that you can leave from. While O'Hare International Airport is the largest airport in the city and offers a diverse selection of flights, Chicago Midway International Airport is a smaller choice that is generally less crowded.
  • Interested in relaxing before your flight from Chicago to Los Angeles takes off? Make sure to pay a visit to O'Hare International Airport’s yoga room, which is located on the lower level of Terminal 3 in the Departures wing. This room is free to use for all travelers and provides guests with complimentary mats and TV footage showcasing how to do a variety of yoga positions.
  • If you’re looking for a way to pass the time before your flight takes off from O'Hare International Airport, keep your eyes open for the unique art pieces that are placed throughout the different terminals. The airport has a partnership with the city’s Public Art Program, meaning that they often display different sculptures and paintings from local artists.
  • For travelers that would like to use public transportation to travel between Los Angeles International Airport and the city center, consider using either the local bus or the Metro system. There are several free shuttle buses at the airport that can take you to the city’s major bus hub and metro center, and they can be found outside each terminal’s doors on the lower level.
  • To book a flight from Chicago to Los Angeles that is both direct and affordable, consider purchasing your ticket through United Airlines. United Airlines offers several direct flights between these destinations daily and travelers are able to upgrade their seats to the Economy Plus option in order to receive more legroom.
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SouthwestOverall score based on 15293 reviews
8.6Boarding
8.3Comfort
8.9Crew
7.9Entertainment
7.7Food
Airline reviews

Everything was fine (no entertainment on this flight, too short.). But there was one weird thing on both my outbound and return flights. In both flights they announced there would be modified beverage service, and made a big deal about how you weren't to remove your mask, just point to one of the numbers on a menu with four beverage choices. On the outbound flight they only served about half the plane. On the return flight they didn't serve anything! If I didn't know better I would have said that the announcements were prerecorded...but they weren't. What gives?

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Everything was fine (no entertainment on this flight, too short.). But there was one weird thing on both my outbound and return flights. In both flights they announced there would be modified beverage service, and made a big deal about how you weren't to remove your mask, just point to one of the numbers on a menu with four beverage choices. On the outbound flight they only served about half the plane. On the return flight they didn't serve anything! If I didn't know better I would have said that the announcements were prerecorded...but they weren't. What gives?

Pros: "Crew and flight itself was great"
Cons: "Temperature was too warm"
Pros: "Great prices, great schedules (tons of flights)."
Cons: "Free WiFi."
Cons: "Nothing boarded right onto the plane without any problems"
Pros: "The crew, the service on the plane and boarding was great. Even the captain kept us informed of the reason for the delay."
Cons: "When booking flights, I expect to arrive within a 15 minute cushion. But this flights was 2.5 hours late to arrive to the destination."
Pros: "Great job accomodating my disability."
Cons: "The pre-boarding was very chaotic."
Cons: "Very friendly and attentive flight attendants."
Pros: "We arrived 20 minutes ahead of schedule!"
Cons: "Everything was great!"
Cons: "Very late - kept pushing the departure and the final departure info quoted arrival a t 7:40pm but in fact we arrived at 8:09pm"
Pros: "Smooth tab"
Cons: "Minimize the gate changes"
Pros: "Seats new plane."
Cons: "Delayed loading really badly managed little info on problem."
Pros: "Timely boarding and departure."
Cons: "Nothing."
Pros: "No complaints....smooth as can be"
Cons: "Many passengers used their cells throughput the flight"
Cons: "Love Southwest, never had delays and the staff are very friendly"
Pros: "Flight was on time"
Cons: "One of the flight attendants was super rude"
Cons: "No WiFi and no one notified us we were delayed."
Cons: "On time"
Pros: "The crew was attentive."
Cons: "No phone chargers on the plane. WiFi was not available for that particular flight. We sat on the plane at the gate for almost an hour before the plane started moving and the crew said the delays were due to “paperwork”"
Pros: "I thought the crew was very nice and the flight was smooth"
Cons: "It was the last flight of the night and the crew was very loud. I just wanted to sleep but the crew wanted to talk."
Cons: "the original flight was cancelled. the replacement flight was delayed. then we sat on the runway with no updates for almost 40 minutes. and we landed a half hour after the predicted landing time of 115p with no announcements to keep us updated. the woman next to me was stressing because of a connect"
Cons: "Had a 1.5 hour delay due to a mechanical issue."
Cons: "Even with the air vent open, it was a bit warm. Traveling with my dog, had to pick the case up so she could get some fresh air."
Pros: "Outstanding cabin attendant."
Cons: "Greater seat pitch and recline for better comfort"
Pros: "Ample seat room. Not full flight. Attentive flight attendants."
Cons: "Cup of hot tea was very small."
Pros: "Flight was amazing!"
Pros: "From car rental to the gate in 20 minutes Every detail went well"
Pros: "Once again, a Southwest flight crew made the discomfort of flying a little less onerous by being friendly and funny. People were actually laughing out loud. The seats are so small you’re packed in like sardines, the food offering is a lousy bag of pretzels. But the flight crew? They were truly pros."
Cons: "See above — it’s just misery to fly in tiny seats."
Pros: "Friendly staff, on time flights"
Cons: "NA"
Pros: "Had an early morning flight, boarding started on time and was very quick and easy. I was able to get a good seat on the plane pretty easily. Also, deboarding was easy and efficient."
Cons: "The planes are always too cold."
Pros: "The personnel on board were great!"
Cons: "Very cold!"
Pros: "Didn't crash."
Cons: "In wheelchair and needed assistance boarding. In fact there were 3 of us and no assistance. They started boarding others and then that made it difficult to board. I felt neglected and in everyone's way. No food available on flight to purchase. Because of time difference, after landing and customs check, I was hungry but didn't think I had enough time to get anything. If I had known the plane was delayed, I would have gotten something to take on board. I arrived at Ontario Airport at 10 45pm which was 12:45pm by my stomachs time and I hadn't eaten anything since lunch."
Pros: "Good air conditioning"
Cons: "No seat assignment"
Pros: "I like the boarding method a lot, everyone should do it that way. The staff is kind and polite overall. Their baggage policy is what brings me back every time."
Cons: "I wish they weren't so stingy with the soda drinks. I was feeling very thirsty and they give you a tiny cup. I tried to get up to get another drink only to get chastised back into my seat to anxiously wait for them to come around again."
Cons: "Almost never used to have a delayed SWA flight. Now it is commonplace. Gate attendants rarely say anything of explanation or apology, as if you will always just be there. Not necessarily so."
Pros: "Good and friendly attitude of the highly efficient cabin crew."
Cons: "All of the flight attendants hold beverage cups by their rims at the top when serving, instead of around the base of the cup. This is a quite unsanitary and disgusting practice."
Cons: "This flight was missed due to the delay, not leaving until 8:35."
Pros: "Everything!"
Cons: "There was nothing to dislike!"
Pros: "the boarding agent was hilarious"
Pros: "Everything as usual friendly staff, clean plane"
Cons: "Nothing that I can think of"
Pros: "great staff! Great flight!!"
Pros: "Southwest is now my favorite airline. They have the best crew ever and they got the process of boarding downpack."
Pros: "Boarding and exiting went fine. Other than a rude passenger, the flight attendants were very courteous, even to her."
Cons: "Cramped seating flight was just about sold out"
Pros: "Well organized. Pleasant crew."
Cons: "No issues"
Pros: "Fast flight, very nice crew both before boarding and after!!"
Cons: "A little cramped (im 5’10 200) but ok- We arrived fast 15 minutes ahead of schedule ! That’s was great until we sat on plane so long that we ended up being 15 late! A 30 minute swing beciE we couldn’t disembark ... cost for WiFi so entertainment was knocked down, I brought my own"
Pros: "I got home"
Cons: "Zero entertainment; zero meals (snacks only); cup of soda; couldn't sit with family because boarding pass was at the end of the "Bs." Very uncomfortable."
Pros: "No hassle. You know what you are paying for and they are generally timely and get you where you are going with no extra strings charges and fees. If possible I will always preference flying Southwest."
Pros: "free snacks, comfortable seat, friendly crew."
Cons: "limited channels on free tv there used to be more when they had a different partner. I did watch ESPN for the first time on a flight. The stream was a little choppy on my device"
Pros: "Southwest customer service at check in was great, the inflight crew were attentive, and efficient . Loved the flying experience, definitely not the United cattle treatment."
Cons: "LAX airport is chaotic due to the construction work going on, it was hard to find the transfer gate. No visible signs at the gate indicating where to go."
Pros: "The plane needed more leg room."
Cons: "It was fabulous as always! Thank you. I love Delta!"
Cons: "Delaying a flight by 2 hours for crew issues is ridiculous and even more do not alerting me to the change before I was at the airport. Terrible"
Pros: "The flight was on time!"
Pros: "Crew was extremely friendly"
Cons: "Cleaner window"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Missed flight due to unnecessary delays"
Pros: "Flight left on time and landed on time"
Pros: "Crew was friendly"
Cons: "Ticket printed out incorrect gate information"
Pros: "Each employee on the plane was nice."
Cons: "N/A"
Pros: "Lots of movies to choose from."
Cons: "Delays out of MCI and late arrival, no hope for a decent seat on HNL leg, couldn't sit with husband, huge smelly seat mate, used up 10,000 miles on my account and paid higher price than current ticket price, middle seats, not happy"
Pros: "I am usually happy with Delta."
Cons: "Huge smelly person invading my space. Disgusted by his hot sweat on my leg. Used up 10,000 miles and paid too much (watched the fare go down several hundred dollars) and ended up with a middle seat. Not happy."
Pros: "Snacks and drinks and movies on point."
Cons: "No cheese its."
Pros: "It was Ok. Some short delay but over all not too bad. Just didn't like the fact I always get seats next to the toilet"
Pros: "Delta never ceases to amaze me. The flight was perfect!"
Cons: "There’s nothing I can think of."
Cons: "At least one hour late"
Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "- Put a special meal request. Meal request (vegan vegetarian) was confirmed on my boarding pass. However, when service came, flight attendant informed me that "I don't have any left. sorry". So I went 15 hours without food. - Ceiling light was "broken" and falling off. The light would not turn off, so I went 15 hours with no sleep. Overall very rude and low standard service."
Pros: "Delta worked with us on rebooking a flight after we messed up. Onboard the staff was incredibly friendly and the free snack selection was decent (even gluten free treats). Boarding was an orderly process."
Pros: "Boarding and luggage check in were great. The flight crew and the flight itself were uneventful which is perfect."
Cons: "Snacks are the bare minimum and the restrooms could have been attended to more often, paper was piling up in the trash."
Cons: "Small airplane, noissy"
Cons: "One flight attendant was a little rude to the passenger on my row who was hard of hearing."
Pros: "Delta is professional and safe. The best fares ever."
Cons: "Lack of food/snack choices. Seem like a shortage on ice."
Pros: "I was booked for the late flight. There was an earlier flight with space. But I had to pay $200/seat to get to the earlier flight. WHY? Why make a family of 5 way several more hours? Why can't you be like Southwest?"
Pros: "I LIKED EVERYTHING,SERVICE AND ATENTION WAS EXELLENT ,PERSONAL WAS GREAT, MY BEST FLIGHT EVER..."
Cons: "WELL,ALL TV SCRENS ON THE RIGHT SIDE WASN'T WORKING,BUT NOT A BIG DEAL..."
Pros: "Flight ifself was okay once on the plane"
Cons: "5 hours delayed for no apparent reason. Understaffed in SJC to handle this."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Lost baggage. No one told us anything till after an hour"
Pros: "Amenities, service, and punctuation of flight"
Pros: "Boarding was quick, gate agent upgraded my middle seat to an exit row window for free (or so I thought), decent movie options"
Cons: "Some of the crew seemed a bit grumpy, was not given the seat I was told I got, not much leg room in economy, was given wrong meal, first meal was taken away without being asked, second meal was stale (french toast), flight was a bit warm, bathrooms not stocked"
Pros: "I liked that we got to my return destination early"
Cons: "The were no outlets and the wifi was not working. That's a big deal for me because I needed to do work on the plane!"
Pros: "Love the hospitality and the staffs kindness"
Pros: "Customer service was great"
Pros: "Delta’s crew were professional"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats, reclining only about an inch is not enough for a 5+ hr trip"
Cons: "Seatsnare ridiculously tight for a 6ft man."
Pros: "The EXIT seat with nothing in front of me."
Cons: "The non-ability to pre book seating. Assignment not available until arriving at departure gate. No entertainment."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Multiple cancellations and a total of THIRTY HOURS OF TRAVEL TIME for what was supposed to be 5 hours of travel in the beginning. I am still sitting in a god damn airport as we speak."
Pros: "The boarding process was smooth, friendly staff."
Pros: "Over cramped No Space for carry on slow service"
Cons: "Over cramped No Space for carry on slow service"
Pros: "From friendly staff on the ground to check us in, to helpful flight attendants, Delta has once again convinced us it is one of the better airlines . Will fly delta again."
Pros: "The staff tried their best to help out with the situation. They passed out waters and apologized. I always love the Delta entertainment (so many great selections)!"
Cons: "Stuck in the plane without AC for an hour! We were stuck behind 14 other planes in line to take off and I understand delays happen but the AC wasn't working for some reason and it was extremely hot. The passengers were all super uncomfortable. I wish if they knew we were going to be delayed that they would let us just wait at the gate vs. suffer in the sauna plane."
Pros: "Everything was pretty good like usual, except when we landed we sat on the runway for 45 minutes waiting for a gate as ours was occupied by a plane that was having mechanical issues. Not great."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "3.5 hour delay due to lack of co-pilot. No consessions for delay when asked at gate. Lack of leg room. Broken tv, I asked twice to be fix nothing was ever done."
Pros: "Cabin crew were excellent and so friendly and down to earth."
Cons: "The seats are very hard but I find this with all the airlines now"
Cons: "When I was transferred to Delta's website to book, the date was reset to 6 months in the future. It happened to be the same Monday the 26th so that's why I didn't notice. Delta refused to refund my money. This was a terrible experience and I plan not to use Kayak or Delta again!"
Pros: "Boarding was easy. Wifi was available and we got some snacks. Paid extra to sit in roomier coach, was worth it."
Cons: "Still pretty cramped, not the crews fault. Would've been better with the seat back screens"
Pros: "Good service and food"
Cons: "My non-reclining first class seat was a disappointment on this long flight. The flight was full, so there was no re-seating option."
Cons: "Delayed"
Cons: "Took 8 hours to get from Oakland to Los Angeles. Flight delayed then cancelled at Oakland. Driven from there to San Francisco. That flight delayed by 45 minutes. Got on board and then they neede 4 people to get off the plane since it was overweight. That took another hour. Bad day of travel."
Pros: "Entertainment was fine."
Cons: "Food variety for lactose intolerant. Crew was bare able."
Cons: "No entertainment for the whole 5 hr flight. Very bad"
Cons: "Lost luggage, 4 hours late, missed connection, had to re check in, etc."
Pros: "Not much. Cheese plate was ok."
Cons: "Felt like a sardine. Knees were up against the seat I front fighting for elbow space with person in the middle. Worse seating than Ryanair in Europe."
Pros: "on time no problems"
Pros: "The crew was cordial but could have been more pleasant. Seats were horrible and the bathroom was smelly."
Cons: "Some type of air deodorizer in the bathroom and crew with a smile."
Cons: "A little more shoulder room and a spot where I can charge my phone on flight to be able to watch a movie."
Cons: "Longer seat belts"
Pros: "Comfortable seats"
Cons: "No support for Amazon fire he tablets"
Pros: "Safety"
Cons: "Unending crying children, non reclining seats,"
Pros: "Smooth ride and easy boarding"
Cons: "We started to print our boarding pass and needed some help, we had to wait for the staff because of the limited staff helping in the floor"
Pros: "A pleasant surprise when overbooked flight was announced was that I could give up seat on Chicago to LA flight and get a direct flight Chicago to San Francisco and still make my connection to Santa Rosa. A very nice perk. Everything comfortable on flight."
Cons: "Can’t think of anything. Comfortable flight. Good flight attendents."
Pros: "Great captain and crew."
Cons: "I prefer the entertainment on your own device."
Pros: "Customer Service"
Cons: "Flight Late"
Pros: "See above"
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "If you aren't going to turn on the air AT ALL for a 4.5 hour flight, at least don't lie to us and patronize us. After the SIXTH person asks you for air, don't continue to say, "Oh, are you really hot?" YES we were hot!! We were packed in like cattle with no air!!"
Pros: "New planes were more comfortable and I love the entertainment being free and with own devices"
Cons: "Basic economy should not be an option for mileage plus members"
Pros: "From what I encountered at the crack of dawn this morning... The staff handled somnolent, irratable passengers in a full capacity 757, with nothing but unwaivering efforts and kindness. (shrieking baby temper-tantrums, service dogs, and people allergic to service dogs included) Even while dealing with the most self-entitled, disappointingly inconsiderate individuals, the flight attendants kept their composure and remained understanding, professional and accomadating. As for that rude, pompous pig of a woman up in front.. try and remember we're all human here and you should attempt to treat others like so. I can't imagine the staff being particularly fond of the idea of spending an hour delay with your continuous, huffy bitching in their ear. (as if they have any control over the situation"
Cons: "Me and my boyfriend's seats were separated on both flights.. apparently it was in the fine print.. I don't know :/ kind of sleasey, kind of lame. Be transparent. Luckily, met a great guy who had no issues switching! :)"
Pros: "Boarding was quick and efficient."
Cons: "It seemed that there was a lack of preparedness before taking off from each stop."
Cons: "I was in a window seat with my leg next to a vent that was pumping out extremely hot air the entire trip. I was told nothing could be done. They give $1k vouchers to passengers that move to later flights bc of oversold flights. What should I get?!"
Cons: "I paid 7.99 to watch movies and it didn't work the first 2 hours. I end up watching one movie and we landed before I finished it"
Pros: "Friendly flight attendants and pilots."
Pros: "Plane was on time"
Pros: "Comfort"
Pros: "Due to technical difficulties, the entire flight received DIRECTV service at no charge."
Cons: "The boarding gate changed without notice and we had to scramble to a new gate. Turbulence over the Rockies added time to the flight."
Cons: "Male attendant is very poor"
Cons: "Food and crew could be better"
Cons: "Na"
Pros: "See above."
Pros: "Crew was lovely."
Cons: "Seats BARELY reclined, and leg room was minimal. The whole flight was very uncomfortable even for someone who's only 5'3" who flys regularly. Also, no in flight entertainment for a long flight. Total fail."
Cons: "Entertainment options were subpar. Direct TV has a an extra charge, and free programming was just the same show repeated twice on a 4 hour flight."
Pros: "flight was safe and on time"
Cons: "I could not find any free options on the entertainment system to watch"
Pros: "Crew, comfort"
Cons: "N/A"
Cons: "The seats were terribly uncomfortable (including her flight to Chicago). The cushion made me slide down the seat and could not get comfortable."
Pros: "Flight delayed 3.5 hours due to server error. I tried to grab another flight from customer service, got a rescheduled flight but now their hotel reservation system crashed. Now I'm laying on a bench in OHare by United Customer Service- unable to board the original delayed flight and no hotel room for the night. I'm so anxiety ridden and exhausted that l am physically ill. I finally got a room at the Hilton OHare at 12:30am. So much for that 9pm flight."
Cons: "This was the worst flight delays of my life. I have lost all faith in United. Tech is such an important factor to a successful airline and United needs to ensure performance and proper maintenance across the board."
Pros: "Spacious seats, crew was nice and efficient"
Cons: "It took a long time to get everyone on board even after the crew kept paging that they were closing the door. After running to catch the flight it would have been nice to stop before getting on the plane for food. Food service etc was almost 2 hours after getting on the flight."
Cons: "our flight was delayed more than 2 hours due to weather. Of course, not a pleasure to have, after flying so far, but I appreciated how apologetic the crew and pilot was, under the circumstances"
Pros: "Was a generally smooth flight."
Cons: "No plug outlets in my row, no availability of entertainment via their app."
Pros: "Crew were friendly."
Cons: "stuck on a 4 hour flight with a seat where the cushioning is worn out, you would think on a longer flight they could include some in-flight entertainment, but that's an extra $8."
Cons: "Delays can happen but gate changes were way too much. And the lady at the gate desk was very unkind. When I ask some info she almost yelled at me! She said she just announced, but some ppl might have been at the gate and some might have not. God, I was not there to get a lecture."
Cons: "Flight was delayed over 3 hours, was suppose to depart at 10:50pm, did not take off until around 2am. Constantly changing gates. Tiring experience."
Cons: "Perfect"
Cons: "Delayed"
Pros: "Flight Attendants"
Cons: "No movies Cramped seating"
Cons: "Seats were hard, worst I've ever experienced. Seat power outlets were inconvenient."
Cons: "The plane was late, filled to capacity, and I spent over 4 hours getting bumped on both elbows. The temperature of the aircraft was about one degree below sweltering."
Cons: "Absence of leg room."
Pros: "The flight was good..."
Cons: "No entertainment was available ... even do they announced ..."
Pros: "Everything was great!"
Cons: "It seems a bit ridiculous to have to pay $8 for any television/entertainment options. We did it anyway, and by the time we were able to get headphones from the flight attendant all of the movies were about an hour in. Our only option was to watch the end, and then watch the beginning after. If I'm paying extra, I would expect the type of system where I can select my movie and watch it from the beginning. On top of that, once we did start watching, the headphones were terrible quality. We had to turn the volume all the way up, and still couldn't hear over the static. Disappointing."
Cons: "It would have been helpful if hanging a garment bag were available, which was the case on my return flights to DC on American Airlines."
Pros: "Staff was great"
Cons: "Second delay in a row"
Pros: "Flight attendants were nice."
Cons: "Had several delays also a mechanical issue, I've had the same problem a few other times with United in the past, most likely not booking a flight with them again."
Pros: "Seats are uncomfortable and no room for arms."
Cons: "Comfort"
Pros: "the funny jokes by the flight attendant"
Cons: "there was a fee for EVERYTHING!"
Cons: "Airline did not have WiFi on board nor entertainment besides funny crew."
Pros: "On time boarding, flight and baggage claim"
Cons: "No healthy food options"
Cons: "Very small seats and noisy passengers"
Pros: "Can only rate on everything but Entertainment & Food, since there was neither of those. Other than those it was 5 Stars all around."
Cons: "No complaints available."
Pros: "All gate and plane crew were excellent and made the boarding process smoothly and FAs on the plane were funny and friendly! Made for a smooth flight with all their announcements and procedures"
Cons: "Costs of snacks n drinks"
Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "Spirit is the worst airline. they will charge you an extra $55 dollars lfor carry-on luggage! this is ridiculous and unacceptable. I highly advise people to never travel with Spirit. this company is a scam."
Pros: "Flight was on time"
Cons: "Crew members clumsy"
Pros: "The initial cost of the flight"
Cons: "ALL the costs of everthing else. Paying for a seats when youve already paid for the flight is rediculous. The seats are incredibly uncomfortable. They font even recline a little bit. The 10lb less weight difference for baggage makes a HUGE difference when packing."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything was so horrible! It had delayed from Los Angles to Chicago and from Chicago to Los Angles. They charged me twice for one check-in baggage. At the first I paid 112$ for baggage 2ways. Today I payed $30 more!!!! It was the first and last trip with Spirit."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Thay cancled the flight after wasting 5 hours"
Cons: "Seats did not recline ( the whole plane - not just exit rows). All the extra charges for EVERYTHING were ridiculous, especially as you are not informed of any of them before booking. I'll not fly Spirit again."
Cons: "Seats do not recline! No free food or drinks. No charging ports. No entertainment monitors or screens"
Pros: "Very spacious, clean and excellent staff. Very friendly and helpful, emergency medical situation took place and they remained extremely calm, and informative along with medical passengers and quickly responded making everyone at ease and very attentive. They are all an awesome bunch, and I'm glad I was able to experience my very first flight with Spirit."
Cons: "Would have been nice to be able to charge my cell phone but no outlets available where I was seated."
Pros: "Absolutely nothing!"
Cons: "Boarding gate was closed early! Not announced! And had to pay $900 to book a flight new flight out! Luggage was lost and had to walk for two hours trying to find someone to help me when I arrived at LAX. No one was able to help and no one knew where my luggage was. Never again! Worst experience ever!!!!! Do not book with Spirit it's not worth the hassle!"
Pros: "Extremely friendly and funny staff. Very personable and professional."
Cons: "Small, uncomfortable seats."
Cons: "I had to pay an extra $30 for my luggage weighing 47 pounds. All other airlines the weight limit is 50 pounds not 40..."
Cons: "I was running late for my flight and the charged me for a whole new flight."
Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Everything was perfect"
Pros: "The spirit crew was great!"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Happy to go back to Los Angeles California"
Pros: "Quick. Friendly."
Cons: "CUSTOMER SERVICE IS TERRIBLE I WILL NEVER FLY WITH THIS COMPANY AGAIN EVERYONE IS RUDE AND WE PAYING TOO MUCH FOR THE FLY THAT WON'T EVEN LET US TAKE LOGGES OR HELP YOU CHECK IN"
Pros: "The crew on this flight were friendly, although the Spirit crew on my previous flight were very rude to a woman who was on her way to a funeral when she told them that one in her party had been left at the gate."
Cons: "EVERYTHING cost extra (snack, coffee, water, picking my seat, bringing a carry on, a checked bag over 40 lbs.). The seats didn't recline."
Pros: "GETTING THE HELL OFF OF THE PLANE!"
Cons: "NO FOOD, NO WATER, NO SODA, NO RECLINING CHAIR, NO IN FLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT/GAMES FLIGHT ATTENDANT ALLOWED A WOMAN TO PHYSICALLY ABUSE HER RAMBUNCTIOUS CHILD AND DISTURB THE ENTIRE FLIGHT ONE ROW IN FRONT OF ME!! YOU GUYS SUCK!! BOOO!!!"
Pros: "Nothing. The crew is rude and the gate staff in Chicago are some of the meanest, most unbelievably careless people I have met in my 20 years of constant travel"
Cons: "I don't like when planes leave before they are scheduled to leave with my luggage. We were standing at the gate 15 minutes before the departure time but they had already given our seats away"
Cons: "Bag charge $100 is ripoff. Crew is absolutely ineffective in communication. Rebooking for later flight was unavailable according to the ticket counter but booking site has it for sale. It looks like Spirit Air is intensified in only selling the tickets in higher prices instead of taking care of the travelers of the cancelled flight."
Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "The worst airline company. Terrible customer service, crew as well. Will never fly with them again."
Cons: "Food should be available on flight complimentary and also carry on should be free."
Pros: "The trip was good overall I had a great time the service was good move promptly and it was pretty easy going"
Cons: "One thing that I didn't like is that the plane didn't have Wi-Fi you guys should offer Wi-Fi and give me an option to pay a little bit more not a full luggage it for over 40 pounds per luggage"
Pros: "Plane was not jammed full"
Cons: "Spirit has a lot of fees"
Cons: "Carry on baggage policy was not obvious when I purchased the ticket."
Cons: "I didn't like all the small fees everywhere."
Cons: "hidden costs at every angle, charges you for carry-on bags more than a checked bag at major american airlines. Would much rather have paid more money for a nicer, more accommodating airline."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Delays one before the flight and when we landed we had to wait in the plain for 1 hour. No food or drink and have to pay for any bag you have carry on or checked in be careful they do not tell you from the beginning"
Cons: "Customer service is terrible, the flight was 2.5 delayed and then we sat on the runway for an additional hour. I would never fly this airline again."
Pros: "The guy who made the announcements was AWESOME."
Cons: "My seat. Pricing. Being forced to live out of a back pack. Tiny seats. No water. I won't deal w spirit again"
Cons: "Could have had water at no cost. The crew wasn't busy."
Pros: "The crew on the plane was great. Friendly, polite quick. Too bad they were like cops dealing with people that would not turn off their phones or stay in their seats."
Cons: "The Spirit counter had 2 people working and no customers. Would not give me a seat number. Gate agent had 40 people in line and was by herself. Seems odd to hold up people boarding while I got in line to get my seat number. Also the baggage fee really does suck. $50+ for a carry on was cheapest option. Passengers caused issues the whole time. Police called and met them on exit from the plane. Frontier is the better way to go out of the two sister airlines."
Pros: "Flight Attendants were very kind and patient to needy passengers. The actual flight was smooth and quick."
Cons: "We boarded the airplane almsot 30 minutes after the schedules take off time."
Pros: "Charismatic staff"
Cons: "late start boarding"
Pros: "nothing!"
Cons: "Everything."
Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "plane hit turbulence twice, the second time it happened for an extended period of time. it was so scary that several passaangers were screaming and the pilot said nothing during the roughest patch to reassure passage get that they were safe. it was an awful experience!"
Pros: "Spirit delayed our flight by 2 hours, and then cancelled it completely once they realized they DIDN'T HAVE A PILOT!!!! This airline is a complete joke. They left 300 people scrambling at 7:45pm trying to figure out how to get home, and all they were offering were connecting flights DAYS later. I will never, ever, fly Spirit again. Even if it's a $1 flight. Not worth the stress."
Pros: "Good"
Cons: "Every thing is very good"
Cons: "Too many hiden charges after all with the extra charges it turn out expendive never again with spirit"
Cons: "Flight was cancelled. Received an email on the way to the airport that is was cancelled. Had to run through airlines and try to a new flight like I was in Home Alone. Luckily American Airlines pulled through but it was much more expensive. Worth it though. I'll never book with Spirit again after reading how often they cancel flights. Never thought its happen to me but I was wrong."
Pros: "Smooth check in process. Do it on a laptop instead of the mobile browser to bypass the seat up charge. Smoothest landing I've ever been on. Clean, neat plane."
Cons: "Got through the entire ORD TSA line before I found out the e-ticket doesn't scan at their station and had to walk all the way to the Spirit kiosk to print the paper ticket. Save yourself some hassle, preprint at home or give yourself extra time before heading through security and print at kiosk."
Cons: "Just to check-in for a spirit airlines flight requires creating a whole account! I'm sorry, no. My flight was cancelled with absolute no notice given, and then, when I tried to call to change my flight or try to get a refund, they wanted to charge me $25 just to talk with an agent! I was able to find a way around that fee but the agent was AgAIN a nightmare, taking 15 minutes just to confirm the flight was indeed cancelled. Horrible experience, will not deal with this airline again."

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