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Low season

AugustBest time to beat the crowds with an average 57% drop in price.

High season

FebruaryMost popular time to fly with an average 27% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$171(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$109or less

Good deal one-way

$79or less

When to book flights from Chicago to New Orleans

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $79 or less one-way and $109 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from Chicago to New Orleans was found 0 days before departure, on average.
  • Book at least 1 week before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be January, February and March. The cheapest month to fly is August.
  • On average*, there is no price difference when choosing to fly in the morning or the evening on this flight route.
  • Hoping to save as much time as possible during your trip? If so, look for direct flights from Chicago to New Orleans. Spirit Airlines is known for having particularly budget-friendly tickets, while United and American Airlines have comfortable seats with ample legroom.
  • When booking a flight from Chicago to New Orleans, there are two primary airports that you can depart from. O'Hare International Airport is a convenient choice for anyone leaving from northern Chicago, while Chicago Midway International Airport is a more practical choice for those in southern Chicago.
  • If you’re traveling with your family, bring the kids to the Kids On The Fly exhibit that is situated in Terminal 2 of O’Hare International Airport. This play center is equipped with an indoor playground and a variety of toys, allowing kids to stay entertained while waiting to board their flight.
  • For those who would like to store some of their luggage upon their arrival at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, head to the Luggage Lockers desk that is located in between baggage claims 5 and 6. These lockers can be accessed 24 hours a day, and both short and long-term storage plans are available.
  • Chicago Midway international Airport provides guests with free WiFi for up to 30 minutes per device. If you need additional time to browse the Internet on either your phone or your laptop, you will either have to use your own data, or purchase one of the airport’s internet plans for a small fee.
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Top 5 airlines serving Chicago to New Orleans Louis Armstrong

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

7.9
Delta
Overall score based on 29,585 reviews
8.1
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
8.5
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
7.5
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Crew was quick to help."
Cons: "long flight -- 2nd cup of coffee"

Pros: "Crew was great"
Cons: "We had to go back to the gate to correct an interior light problem."

Pros: "The tv is good addition Comfortable chairs"
Cons: "Menu could have been improved"

Pros: "Seat was okay, and the crew were good. Boarding was quick probably because not many passengers on flight."
Cons: "Nothing really. Flight was quick."

Pros: "Once boarding was over, flight and crew were great."
Cons: "Flight was delayed by 2 1/2 hours. Better accommodations and notice would have been appreciated."

Pros: "Predictably late."
Cons: "Be on time."

Cons: "More leg room and seat width. I don’t like having other passengers pressed against me."

Pros: "Comfortable seats"

Cons: "In flight movies would be nice . Tight seats for 6.3 huy"

Pros: "Food and drinks were great"
Cons: "Would have liked being able to select a window seat."

Pros: "Great service"
Cons: "Stuck at landing. For over 20+ minutes"

Cons: "CheezIts were too salty. We had to sit on NO tarmac for over 10 minutes because a plane was stuck at our gate...several other gates empty - what's up?"

Cons: "Snacks"

Pros: "The crew was attentive."
Cons: "Games on the tv were okay. Tetris would be a nice addition."

Pros: "Flight was early into New Orleans"
Cons: "Flight had a lot of turbulence"

Pros: "The short duration of the flight and punctual arrival. Better seating with more leg space in Airbus than in the horrible Boeing 467- 400."
Cons: "No headsets distributed so I couldn't listen to film program. Crew rather impersonal. I'm dreaming of an airline that uses functioni g loudspeakers during boarding. Nobody understands acoustically which zone is being boarded ( not only a Delta issue)."

Cons: "At least one hour late"

Pros: "Great crew"
Cons: "Wi-Fi not working or hard to get to work. Flight was delayed by an hour and service was very rushed."

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."

Pros: "The crew! You have great people working for you on these routes."
Cons: "This was an easy flight. Nothing bad."

Pros: "Being able to watch videos."
Cons: "Flew with 5 family members. None of us were seated together. And we have 3 young teen girls. Flight overbooked."

Pros: "Good service and on time."

Pros: "Nice plane. Efficient crew"
Cons: "Not their fault but they were delayed 4 hours. At least they texted updates fairly frequently but I can’t give a 5-Star review because of the huge delay"

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: "My seat was randomly the exit row, so more leg room and pilots made great time"
Cons: "Left 20 minutes late because of travel agents"

Pros: "Everyone was very friendly and concerned about us making our connections"
Cons: "The fact that they didn’t make sure all the paperwork was correct and our delay to NO was due to that issue"

Pros: "Great staff, plenty of room, efficient snack and drink delivery, effluent boarding"

Pros: "Easy transition through customs."

Pros: "Crew was kind and helpful. Snacks were great!"

Pros: "Great flight . Even got here early"

Pros: "The outbound crew was terrific. The flight itself was fine. We even arrived early."
Cons: "Upon deplaning in Cancun, ALL passengers are put on a bus and driven far away from the terminals to an arrivals area. Those of us with connecting flights are royally f*cked at that point, especially if your connection is short, as mine was. The so-called shuttle to the departure terminals, which are entire kilometers away, was to arrive in like half an hour. HALF AN HOUR. Who has this time to spare?? The alternative to the shuttle is paying a taxi that charges a hefty fare--and God help you if you don't have cash. The departures terminal was swamped and only thru begging assistance and line cuts did I make my connection...and then only by the skin of my teeth. It was a complete nightmare."

Pros: "Really helpful staff, clean plane, attentive and easy boardiing"
Cons: "The check in was a bit confusing at the airport."

Cons: "Paid first class. Got served after people in coach."

Pros: "New aircraft A320"
Cons: "Late,"

Cons: "1 hour flight delay"

Cons: "Flight was delayed nearly 2 hours without any compensation to the passengers. I frequently fly jet blue and whenever they are that delayed not weather related the staff frequently gives the passengers a complimentary cocktail. Also your boarding process makes little sepnse to me why board from the front of the plane more sensible to board back to front"

Pros: "The gate person was very accommodating"
Cons: "It was over 2hrs late due to mechanical problems. Seems to be the norm."

Pros: "It wasn’t bad or good."

Cons: "Long delay due to maintenance of oxygen masks issue. Why hadn't this been taken care of with preventive maintenance?"

Pros: "The staff are fun and friendly. One of the hostesses stepped into the vacant seat where I was sitting and stepped back further when people where pushing by. We were almost cheek to cheek. The closest I've come to a cute bum in years."
Cons: "The gratis food offering isn't healthy - those bread pretzels, versus the almond & tomato juice I had on the next flight, with ...can't remember the name."

Cons: "Seating was tight"

Pros: "They ran out of food on the plane"

Pros: "Personnel and crew handled the problem in a professional manner doing everything in their power to make the best of a bad situation. Another plane was provided within a reasonable time frame."
Cons: "Four hour delay. Boarded and then being told after 40 minutes that the problem was not fixable."

Cons: "No space."

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: "When our flight was delayed by four hours they gave us snacks at the gate. No one offered to reschedule."
Cons: "The 45 minute wait in the Sky Priority lane to drop off baggage. The flight was delayed because of weather and then their scheduling system crashed. Had to wait for a pilot. When we finally boarded at 5 we got peanuts in first class. That was worth the mileage upgrade. Upon landing there was a 1/2 wait on the tarmac to get a gate. That same plane, upon taking off back to DTW blew a tire upon take-off, had to do an emergency landing and everyone had to spend the night in NOLA after being delayed all day."

Pros: "The crew was very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "The delays, we change to gate three times, Delta never told us why the changes or announce them. If it wouldn't be for Trippet Pro, where I got notices, I would not have known about gate changes."

Pros: "The crew was very apologetic and nice about the delays."
Cons: "The plane was 20 minutes late getting to the gate. Then we sat on the runway for over 30 minutes, while we waited in line for 30 other planes to take off. After a long day and a flight from Venice Italy, it was a bit disappointing to have this sort of delay."

Pros: "Free novies"
Cons: "Food service and better social distancing"

Cons: "WiFi"

Pros: "Seat room is limited, especially when you are in the middle seat."
Cons: "Seat space"

Pros: "Great price!"
Cons: "More food."

Cons: "Had to clean my seat before seating."

Cons: "The legroom is not sufficient for taller people"

Cons: "Everything, especially an AA customer representative. Very rude, inconsiderate, and unprofessional."

Cons: "Unable to play entertainment on my compatible device."

Cons: "The terrible communication for delays and boarding."

Cons: "Feeling of being cramped"

Pros: "Crew was great. Flight delayed due to lavatory door not closing. Then+0, 20 minutes of papaerwork. Followed by no one able to operate bridge when landed for 20 minutes."
Cons: "Delays,"

Cons: "I will never, ever book with Kayak again"

Pros: "Busy but kind stewardesses"
Cons: "Please offer another snack option besides carboard flavored pretzels."

Cons: "Pushy crowd.."

Cons: "Kept the lights on for too long serving dinner. Forgot to serve the middle section beverages during breakfast."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Cancelled"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Incredibly uncomfortable. I even paid extra for more room. Meals were a joke"

Cons: "inadequate ventilation"

Pros: "Great service"

Pros: "it was a bit bumpy all the way to NOLA, but we still got drinks and snacks, and flight attendants were very nice"

Pros: "Amazing entertainment selection, comfortable."

Pros: "Almost empty in economy"
Cons: "I liked everything"

Cons: "For our delay with no information"

Pros: "Food was surprisingly good. Smooth ride could have been just good weather, but it was nice. We got in early!!!"
Cons: "Legroom was ok for me because I'm short. Others may have needed more."

Pros: "The airplale MD 80 are old"

Pros: "Excellent service. Loved the tv screens with the remote. Exclennt flignt"

Cons: "They were late because of bad scheduling and the gate agent was rude"

Cons: "I loved everything"

Pros: "was a pain checking extra baggage. No one seemed to know what to do.. Apart from that AA was good."

Pros: "Everything was great. Easy boarding great comfortable seating and friendly efficient stewardship"

Cons: "Boarding was a little chaotic. Could have been more organized."

Pros: "Everything was on time!"

Pros: "Extra blanket and pillow. Empty seat to sleep in. Fairly clean interior for the most part."

Pros: "All good! Nice staff. Easy travel."

Cons: "Three gate changes and 45 minute delay. Same happened two years ago"

Pros: "Free alcohol and good passenger friends and friendly service."
Cons: "No outlets for phones"

Pros: "All the movies"
Cons: "Legroom"

Cons: "Could not read paper when passenger in front reclined seat. No space between rows."

Pros: "Clean environment of the terminals and the speed of the shuttle."
Cons: "no comment."

Pros: "It took off on time and life was good."

Cons: "No complaints."

Pros: "Great service!"

Pros: "Everything"

Cons: "Requested for wheelchair assistance but none provided?!!"

Pros: "Timing and transit time was excellent"

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

Cons: "Food was horribe and no dedicated tv per seat"

Pros: "Everything was pretty decent.. Best part was the price.. Boarding was good staff was good"
Cons: "Wasn't enough room.. kind of tight.. Couple more inches all around would have been perfect though"

Pros: "Ease of travel"

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: "Boarding was easy, there was sufficient leg room"
Cons: "No snacks unless you want to pay an arm and a leg. One stewardess snapped at me when I tried to touch a bag of chips to move it and see what was available. She could’ve been a lot friendlier! I had no way of seeing what was on the cart from my seat and had to rely on her to tell me what was available. After I bought something and she passed by, I saw something else I’d rather have but it was too late by then….and she didn’t list it as an option. In flight movies would’ve been nice, too."

Cons: "Great crew and smooth ride"

Cons: "Give complimentary water"

Pros: "Crew was good but baggage claim took forever. The seating was not well arranged. The seats were very uncomfortable. The weight limit of the bags were unreasonable"
Cons: "Better seats could be better"

Cons: "I'm upset with kayak for sending a survey before I was off the plane!"

Cons: "Bag fees are a little high"

Pros: "Quick boarding, on time."
Cons: "The flight attendant checking people’s bags and boarding passes at the gate was not friendly."

Cons: "A place to out my bottle of water"

Pros: "Fast boarding, early arrival"
Cons: "Snack offerings"

Pros: "Everything was simple and it was cool that they let the staff wear comfy clothes"
Cons: "Usb chargers in the seat, and free refreshments and peanuts"

Cons: "Crew unfriendly. Flight attendants and pilots never acknowledged us or said hello or thank you."

Cons: "Flight itself was great. Seats are very narrow"

Pros: "Original low price for reservation"
Cons: "Large amount of additional fees making the original 'good' price not so 'good'"

Pros: "Cost of reservation"
Cons: "Expensive extras (added up to more than a flight on another airline would have been)- carry-ons, in-flight snacks and drinks, etc."

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Crew unfriendly, sometimes rude"

Pros: "Ticket prices are always the best. Even though The flight was delayed by 30 minutes we were only 15 minutes later into the terminal"
Cons: "The flight was delayed by 30 minutes but we were only 15 minutes later into the terminal"

Pros: "The staff was friendly"
Cons: "The flight was delayed multiple times, the directions on having boarding passes on the app or printed prior were not given so found that our last minute to avoid paying the front desk clerk $5.00. The flight landed 5 hours later than scheduled which is completely unacceptable."

Pros: "The price!"
Cons: "Flights in both directions were late."

Pros: "Great crew fast service and flight smooth !"
Cons: "I’m tall and have some back issues I found the seats very close and not too comfortable ! I tried to get A seat by the emergency exit but wasn’t early enough on my pick !"

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "flight delayed 3 times didn’t leave until 11pm 3 hours late last delay because pilot was late. didn’t get home until 3am."

Pros: "Passengers were fun"
Cons: "Need entertainment"

Pros: "direct flight"
Cons: "EVERYTHING is extra payment, even a small carry-on; water $2!!!; seating is extremely cramped"

Pros: "For a “no frills” airline I like the modern aircraft, professional and friendly crew and on time departure and arrival. The flight is too short for entertainment or food service but the snacks and drinks for sale are varied and acceptably priced."

Pros: "Flight crew were very polite and we received free soda. Free booze however would have been more appropriate after spending my entire New Year’s Day in an airport."
Cons: "Reviewed 9 hours because a crew member didn’t show. Was originally told 6 hours delay only 20 minutes before the flight was due to leave. Received two $8 meal vouchers and rude and slow service from the entire ground crew."

Pros: "Wow, what an awesome flight , crew, price, and nice airport. Doing to try this again next time."
Cons: "Took forever to get the bags but hey , it is Christmas !"

Pros: "Ease of getting on and off, direct flight home, free parking in Belleville."
Cons: "seats are ok for 2 hour flight"

Pros: "Plane, staff, made best of bad situation. Seats are only OKAY to Good, but NO airlines are really comfortable so by comparison they were good"
Cons: "The delay - this time not due to the airlines, so thus the good review."

Pros: "Wow so nice to have an economical fare to Baltimore! On time, courteous, uneventful flight. Couldn't ask for more."
Cons: "All good"

Pros: "- Good price, even with carry-on and larger seat. - Comfortable seats, despite no incline - better than major airlines."
Cons: "- No food or drinks. - No entertainment. Both are acceptable given the price. - Misinformation regarding flight delay, I was sent notifications and app updated to be 1 hour late. However on arrival, boarding time was as usual."

Pros: "Very cheap ticket Non stop flight to HTS with excellent service. Eat before the flight. It is a short flight but if needed bring your snack... airports near big cities..."

Pros: "Flew 2 different legs with Allegiant, both of which were delayed for maintenance stuff. 2nd leg, we sat in the plane for an hour waiting for a maintenance guy, so my wife went to the bathroom. No toilet paper! When my wife asked about it, she was told "we won't be getting toilet paper for this flight." Inexpensive is one thing, but...dear lord!"

Cons: "2 hour delay, plus a filthy plane with bloody toilet seat, completely bathroom fail."

Pros: "The food vouchers for 5 hour wait and water/beverages available. Liked alligent app for boarding pass available without printing."
Cons: "The 5 hour wait while the plane was worked on was unexpected. Not a lot of extra space for a near 6 hour flight. Seats do NOT recline at all. The other plane they boarded us on smelled like dirty shoes or diaper."

Cons: "Four hour delay and charging for on flight drinks including water"

Pros: "Good for Domestic travels"

Pros: "Easy airport. Easy for rental return, going through security, and walking to the terminal. Quick loading time. Nice, clean plane with plenty of on-board crew to accomodate."
Cons: "Damage to checked baggage from Mesa to SGF. A quality, thick, hard-sided suitcase developed a crack in the side. Abnormal pressure would have had to be applied to cause this type of damage. Cheaper or soft-sided luggage would have experienced damage to the contents. Unfortunately, I did not check the luggage before leaving the airport to file a complaint."

Pros: "The price of the flight was cheap, but i know why. You ended up paying for your carry on luggage, ypu pay for seat assignment if you want to guarentee sitting with you party, you pay for soda. My flight was 1.5 hours late, due to mechanical problem. Plane was janky and it felt like it STILL needed repairs."
Cons: "Low airfare."

Cons: "I didn't like how the air was turned off before we were allowed to leave the plane. It made it difficult to breathe with my asthma."

Cons: "After arriving to the airport to check in we were told there was a 6 hr delay. Thanks for the heads up since we could've hung out more before heading to the airport."

Pros: "Flight crew was very kind"
Cons: "The security crew made me go through security twice and made my girlfriend and 15 month old daughter stand while they searched her bag"

Cons: "Not recliner seats"

Pros: "Crew polite, clean plane"
Cons: "Late, delayed. Price deceptive, extra charge to reserve seat and carry-on bag."

Pros: "The flight attendants were very nice and helpful."

Cons: "Muy mal aerolínea"

Pros: "I thoughly enjoyed the flight.Crew was great."
Cons: "There wasn't anything I didn't like. ."

Pros: "It's a budget airline so don't​expect thrills, but it got me to my destination."
Cons: "The boarding agent didn't understand priority comes before group 3."

Pros: "Excellent direct flight at good price"
Cons: "Flight 339 not listed on TV monitors at Boise airport"

Pros: "Leaving Bellingham great service wheel chair service great nice leg roome friendly service"
Cons: "Return flight no leg roome well chair pick up in Bellingham none existing especially the long ramp"

Pros: "Excellent flight! Down side no wi fi connection and no Internet, you must buy all food and drink but hey for cost of the trip worth it!"
Cons: "No internet or wifi"

Pros: "They opened the door when my friend was late"
Cons: "Nothing they are great"

Pros: "Efficient"
Cons: "Free wifi"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Perfect"

Pros: "Getting a meal and drink"

Pros: "One attendant did it all. And very well. Impressive."
Cons: "More snack options."

Pros: "Great crew"

Pros: "Everything from ticketing to deplaning was smooth and professional."
Cons: "No problems at all."

Pros: "On time"

Pros: "Having about an hour and 20 minutes left me with enough time to explore the airport from one gate to the other without feeling terribly rushed."
Cons: "The ONLY thing negative that I can say is that the Chicago airport had no charging stations at my gate."

Cons: "No bags to go to overhead bin"

Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "The food not fit for human consumption"

Pros: "Quick boarding. Ontime departure."
Cons: "Very small servings of food."

Pros: "Quick and uneventful flight."
Cons: "My reading light didn't work."

Pros: "Happy people"

Pros: "Dr usus I"
Cons: "The keys"

Cons: "Lines"

Pros: "Nonstop"

Cons: "I was informed at check in that I could not bring a carry on bag. Therefore, I had to pay to check my bag. However, all other passengers on the plane brought carry on bags. Then, upon arrival in New Orleans, my bag failed to arrive. My bag was still in Chicago."

Pros: "Wish all the major airlines would have more flight options from ORD and MSY, but all went well"
Cons: "Fast and painless"

Pros: "Ahead of schedule"
Cons: "The child behind me kicking me"

Cons: "I have arthritis (walk with a cane) and didn't have enough leg room....hated being in a middle seat....and due to that could not stand in flight to stretch legs. Also the crew on the way to New York made sure I had a wheelchair to cross the airport in Chicago and not so in New Orleans...had to make a visit to the emergency room after getting home and be off work for 5 days due to the condition of my leg after the walk across the airport."

Pros: "United payed for the room and 20 bucks for food."
Cons: "Late. Missed the connection to Gillette and had to stay overnight."

Pros: "We'll coordinated."

Cons: "See above comments."

Pros: "Excellent service!"

Cons: "The wi fi should be free of charge"

Pros: "The service was good"

Pros: "Left promptly on schedule and arrived on time."
Cons: "Crew cordial but not friendly. Refreshments: I asked for water...flight attendant never asked if I wanted ice and she gave me room temperature water........"

Pros: "Very smooth flight and good seat"

Cons: "I had to be in New Orleans at 12:00am so I could arrive home for an important interview on Monday morning.. My trip was cancelled and I had no knowledge of this until my arrival to the airport.. I had to pay an additional 75.00 to go back to Racine then another 75.00 to head back the next morning. When i arrived to New Orleans I was charged an additional 30.00 dollars for parking!"

Pros: "Glad you didn't give priority to those with other designations like priority plus etc"

Cons: "Plane late leaving Chicago due to no pilot."

Pros: "Crew was polite and responsive."
Cons: "Flight was extremely delayed because of missing flight crew and/or pilot. Boarding announcements were very hard to follow because of overlapping PA systems at the gate. We sat at the gate for a long time before take off, which was uncomfortable because the seats are cramped for anyone above average height and I could not put my seat back or put my headrest up."

Pros: "Free snacks and we arrived 30 mind early"

Pros: "The flight attendants."

Pros: "Great"

Cons: "Lost my luggage"

Cons: "There is delay in both airport for security check ! No more people to do it ! 1 hour waiting in line was very dissappointed"

Pros: "Same as above"

Pros: "Every one was friendly. The plane was clean"

Cons: "They didn't have wifi"

Pros: "no complaints"

Pros: "Was never in Chicago."
Cons: "Was never in Chicago but my stuff was."

Pros: "Perfect, but I did upgrade to United's business plus."

Pros: "Aisle seat."
Cons: "They made my dad check his bag even though there was space."

Pros: "Worst flying experience ever"

Cons: "I was informed today that one of my checked bags was picked up by another customer who eventually realized it was not her bag. She brought it back to the airport and refused to turn over the bag until the airport compensated her. (How this happened I have no idea because I stood right by the entrance of the baggage claim and never saw the bag come out). The customer refused to return the bag until the police became involved at which point she agreed to write a note confirmed she did not steal anything. The bag then needs to be sent to me in 2 days and I'll have to verify myself that indeed nothing was taken from the bag. I'm very concerned how this individual came to be in possession of my bag considering, again, I stood right at the entrance of the baggage claim conveyor belt from the time it started to when it ended. As a result, this experience really made me feel frustrated and violated."

Pros: "The boarding process and on time service"
Cons: "Terrible landing and crew in first class wasn't proactive. Pain more attention to his jump seat colleague"

Pros: ":("
Cons: ":("

Cons: "The airline checkin is terrible and time consuming!"

Cons: "Never made it because of stupid United"

Pros: "Very friendly crew"
Cons: "Head rests"

Pros: "Boarding was quick Flight was on time"
Cons: "Drunken birthday party on board was never asked to stop whooping and hollering and was actually encouraged by the flight attendant who asked passengers to cheer and yell multiple times. Additionally, when they did not stop drinking their own alcohol after the flight attendants asked all passengers to refrain from doing so due to FAA regulations, nobody asked them specifically to stop. Gate change was not well-communicated, and no audible boarding announcements were made. The gate attendants failed to put any information about the flight or boarding on the gate screen intended for this purpose."

Cons: "The plan was dirty. They need to make sure they wipe down everything. It gross"

Pros: "No in flight issues. Seats were pretty comfortable"
Cons: "The exorbitant charge for a carry-on of practically any size. Multiple delays and poor communication. Gate changes four times then an engine issue."

Pros: "Boarding on time and relatively quick"
Cons: "With all the separate charges for seats, carry ons, etc. it’s really not a savings. Also, not even being offered a glass of water? That’s carrying bare bones too far."

Pros: "Attendants were pleasant."
Cons: "I had no idea the seats were going to be so small and close together... the man next to me had his arm in my lap for almost two hours"

Cons: "They charge for water. The seats don’t recline."

Pros: "Spirit website is like a child built it and maintains it. Grammar errors and hard to get a humanity can understand if you call"

Cons: "OTHER AIRLINES HAVE A 50# LIMIT. OUR BAG COST US ABOUT $30 TO BEGIN WITH. THEN THE COUNTER AGENT SAID OUR BAG WEIGHED 48#, WHICH COST US ANOTHER $38. THAT WAS AFTER I STUPIDLY SUBSCRIBED T THE $9 CLUB. KEEP THE MONEY. I WILL NEVER DARKEN YOUR GATE AGAIN."

Pros: "Change of gate wasn't fun but it was handled professional."

Cons: "VERY RUDE gate agent and flight attendant!! ( 2 separate people)"

Cons: "CANCELLED. NO Assistance with rebook. Refund and you are on your own. Found out later they were have a pilot strike. They didn't disclose that and should have, in my opinion. I had the same exact thing happen on my return flight. Cancelled. No assistance with rebook. Had they been honest and straight forward I could have made proper accomdations for my return flight home. Instead a got the screw job TWICE. I understand that it is not in their control of the pilot strike. But good service would disclose that information as to not cause additional problems. Spirit sucks. Everyone knows that. But they don't have to screw people over and more then already do"

Cons: "An hour late, only food had to be purchased, uncomfortable non reclining seats."

Pros: "Took off on time, no issues. Flight was good - take offs and landings were great. There was lots of room for our carry ons and personal items because they charge for luggage!"
Cons: "I was worried about the baggage. We each took a backpack and then we checked some bags. We had no issues. I did not see anyone stopped for their "personal Item" being too large."

Pros: "No comment"
Cons: "No comment"

Cons: "Gate changed with no announcement. Also plane over 1/2 hour late with no announcement from staff."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The airplane was dirty. And, a woman next to me asked for some water and the flight attendant says, "$3 for a bottle." This is very disrespectful and classist. Not everyone has $3, and I could tell that she didn't. Also, the plane made a terribly loud noise. I feared for my life! The flight was delayed but the crew did not give us updates.... We simply waited. And waited."

Pros: "Horrible. They charged me twice. Never again."

Pros: "The price was great-- keep these great prices at around $120 for round trip, and I will use you All THE TIME!!"

Pros: "The staff and passengers were laid back and pleasant."
Cons: "They also were a bit loud. "Guess you can't have everything. I paid baggage fee but saw passengers on the plane with "carry-ons" that were the same size as my checked bag."

Pros: "Nothing seems nice I was supposed to be on the same flight the day before and it was the airline's fault for not managing their staffing schedule! Completely incompetent for them not to have a pilot scheduled!"

Pros: "You get what you pay for. But $290 for two people round trip from New Orleans to Chicago with one checked bag is unbeatable."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything. I hate spirit. Never again."

Pros: "The flight was inexpensive, on time, and pleasant."
Cons: "The baggage fees."

Cons: "Lost my luggage. Very little room and seats did not recline."

Cons: "spirit customer service is really poor...u guys need to improve a lot..."

Pros: "Everything was good"
Cons: "Everything was good"

Pros: "I liked the fact that the aircraft was new. I liked how cheap the fare was. I liked how prompt they were in boarding."
Cons: "You have to pay for EVERYTHING! !!"

Pros: "Staff on the plane was fine. Nice people."
Cons: "The staff responsible for getting the plane boarded were some of the rudest people I have ever encountered. Yelling at customers, threatening to delay the boarding process, and threatening to not board the plane all because the terminal is the worst built terminal I've ever been in. The customers were being patient, and the Spirit employees just kept yelling at us. One of the worst flying experiences I have ever had. Never ever will I choose Spirit in the interest of saving a couple of bucks. Not. Worth. It."

Pros: "They play good 'on hold' songs."
Cons: "Spirit cancelled my flight to New Orleans without informing me until I got to the self check in. My two options according to the baggage claim workers and customer service on the phone were to get my money back or take their Thursday flight. I was supposed to fly home from New Orleans on Wednesday. From there, they narrowed my two choices down to just one, get my money back. As a result, I had to spend an extra $300 to get to New Orleans that day through another airline. According to Spirit, there was bad weather which is why the flight must be cancelled, funny, I made it to New Orleans that day with American Airlines. They never offered to compensate me, help me find tickets through another airline, or even an apology. I will never fly Spirit again in my life."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Flight canceled the day off for no reason had to spend 399 to catch s fought home"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "We were not assigned a seat and had to wait at the gate until everybody got in the plane and they gave us the last seats and were seated separately, although there were 2 seats available next to my friend i was traveling with, but we were told it was a full flight. The flight attendant told us we could switch after the seat belt sign came off, but after that we were told no and one of them was not very polite. Terrible. Hope not to fly with spirit airlines ever again!! I dont want to talk about the baggage also, those people only know how to be rude and don't explain anything!"

Pros: "Had issues with online check in. Had to call customer service. On hold 45 mins. Agent refused to take my info for return trip. Got to airport - no record of my paying for seat or carry-on. Agent rude. Informed me I had purchased seat/carry on for RETURN but not for first leg. Boarding nightmare. Plane smelled of old beer and vomit. Ppl in aisles with seat assignments for Row 31. Plane only had 30 rows. Return flight: got to airport - no record of my return flight. Had to be stand by for an oversold fight. There were at least 8 of us in exactly same situation. Gate crew was wonderful but frustrated - says it happens ALL the time. Will never fly Spirit again..."
Cons: "Paying for seat and carry-on. Once those fees were added to original cost of tickets, there was no savings. This, combined with above issues, clinched it for me, and I will use major carriers for all future flights."

Cons: "Too many hidden fees! I didn't know I had to pay for my carry-on. The flight was at 6:20am, so I had to pay for a Super Shuttle, since the Metro wasn't open yet. I should have just flown the slightly more expensive United flight, since they ended up costing the same in the end. Then, the flight attendants were unfriendly, like old school principals. My seat didn't recline AND was tiny. NO entertainment whatsoever - not even a magazine. And while I didn't mind (so much) the lack of in-flight beverage service, the fact that Spirit sells Oodles of Noodes - that's right, OODLES OF NOODLES - on the flight (and for $3.50!) was simply too much. I'll never fly Spirit again. Never."

Pros: "Landing was smoothe"
Cons: "They say they have low fares but that is because you have to pay for literally everything!!!!"

Cons: "2 hrs delay and poor food selection"

Pros: "It was a smooth flight and everything was on time. My seat was not uncomfortable."

Pros: "The crew was very nice. The flight was on-time"
Cons: "Arrived at airport over 2 hours early. Did pre-check in for flight and luggage. Had to wait in line almost an hour to tag luggage. (Many people were frantic in line re: not getting to flight on time) TSA line was all the way down airport. Knew I would not make flight. NO agent to help me while I waited. Tried calling Spirit no-one could help. Got to counter with less than 15 minutes to boarding time. Supervisor was extremely rude and said there was nothing she could do re: TSA line. Said that if I didn't make flight I could get a later flight or pay extra for something different. Went to TSA line and no-one could help. Saw another Spirit rep, while in TSA line. she rudely said "no-way!" and walked away.. Finally, I "seriously" begged and cut in TSA line. Ran. Made it to gate for final boarding call!!!"

Pros: "The flight wasn't full"
Cons: "Security line at ohare was extremely long"

Pros: "Excellent flight!"

Pros: "The flight was good. I wish there had been a little more room but I will definitely fuse Spirit again if the flight is the right price"

Pros: "I appreciate that they do not want to add cost to all by providing "extras'...."
Cons: "But, that said, a little drink and snack could hardly cost that much more. The cost of this flight was not so cheap to support the "no frills" business model. Cost of baggage was unreasonably high and paying for seats is not exactly customer friendly. Maybe that just offsets the cost of those who get the $49 fares??"

Pros: "Price"
Cons: "The service was absolutely horrible. For a cheap flight I guess u get cheap service."

Pros: "Make sure if you use a secondary ticketing company that you look into all the the details on the actual site for the airline your ticket comes from since i bought a flight and was not informed it did not include baggage until checking in. They charged me an outrageous amt for a bag with barely 20 lbs in it."
Cons: "Not knowing that baggage was not included until getting to the checkin counter and thn being charged a price that was twice the ticket for the under weight bag. The csr And crew were wondeful. Also the flight was more the thirty minutes late."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Staff were efficient and friendly"
Cons: "Not enough room and seats don't lay back at all. The cushions were so minimal that my tail end got sore sitting in the same spot for hours. Terrible. I won't fly Spirit again."

Cons: "I don't like Spirit's luggage policy. It looks like Airline pushes you to fly with empty hands"

Pros: "I liked the flight crew. Very courteous and professional."
Cons: "I disliked the VERY UNPROFESSIONAL gate crew. I've flow Spirit several times using the same luggage. This particular time, the New Orleans Gate agents were very confrontational, rude, and lacked general customer service skills."

Pros: "Flight was on time and arrived earlier than scheduled. would definitely fly Spirit again!"

Pros: "Terrible customer service and damaged my luggage there and back."

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