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August Best time to beat the crowds with an average 48% drop in price.

High season

December Most popular time to fly with an average 34% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$218 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$158 or less

Good deal one-way

$116 or less

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  • High season is considered to be November, December and January. The cheapest month to fly is August.
  • Morning departure is around 11% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
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Top 4 airlines serving Chicago to Oakland

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

7.9
Delta
Overall score based on 29,019 reviews
8.1
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
8.5
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
7.5
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "The staff at Delta are always friendly and helpful and they were able to squeeze me onto a very full flight."

Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Cabin crew was great. Was told they don’t feel they can do a good job of serving 48 passengers in Premium Select with 2 crew."
Cons: "Image recognition step slowed boarding down a lot. Food and amenities on Delta Premium Select seem to be getting worse"

Pros: "Great entertainment features and free drinks."
Cons: "Ran out of certain types of food"

Cons: "Flight was delayed almost 3 hrs. Ran out of food right before my row. I upgraded my seat but feel I got the short end of the stick."

Pros: "Great seat easy flight. The food always seem to be the same. I wish they would change it up every once in a while. I've been on this flight 14 times this year and its always exactly the same.."
Cons: "The gate was under construction in Seattle, and it was impossible to hear the gate agents."

Cons: "Just a bunch of weather delays because of the bad storms. I did not like the selection of movies and tv shows on the delta flight. So I just listened to podcast in my phone. But other than that everything was great."

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

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

Pros: "The plane was very new and clean; entertainment options and food were very good; it was a good flight."
Cons: "At baggage drop-DCA: Charged me for a bag when I had a status that allows 1 bag free; she would not listen, made me pay for it in order to check my bag and then told me to go over to customer service and ask for a refund."

Cons: "Flying from New York to Atlanta on business class there was no access to the lounge because I was not flying to Lima on the same day. I bought the whole international business ticket to Peru together, I don't understand why Delta consider my first portion not part of my international ticket!"

Pros: "There was no flight booked by Kayak although I paid for my trip. I’ve addressed this 3 times & still have yet to receive a call from customer Service."
Cons: "Poor service"

Cons: "There was a mechanical delay and I ended up missing my flight. Even though I arrived 10 minutes prior to departure."

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: "Na"

Cons: "Left 30 minutes late from SLC."

Cons: "Hassel about getting a visa to Cambodia. Refused to give me a boarding pass for 2nd and 3 rf leg of trip. Korean Air had no problems giving me yhe passes. Otter people had Delta boarding passes shivh they traded for Korran Aiir passes but the got better seats. Food was very good"

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: "Nothing"
Cons: "They take them forever to find me another fly ,make miss my other fly, my work my time and my sleep"

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: "Easy boarding and helpful crew (despite the rain as we walked to the plane)."
Cons: "No entertainment options on board. All Delta planes should have the TV monitors and radio."

Cons: "The monitors kept on freezing"

Pros: "We were early, I had free Wifi, I love Delta!"

Cons: "Consumer beware - you will be lied to by people at every level. They can mess up your reservation and then not let you fly. Good luck they are big companies and you are just one person and they won’t answer a call or email you. You will lose!"

Pros: "Short trip"
Cons: "Very hot ride"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The customer service was horrible! I specifically paid more to be able to pick seats and sit next to my husband apparently for nothing."

Pros: "It was on time. Flight attendants were courteous. There were snacks."

Pros: "The comfort and attention on the part of the cabin crew of the flight was quite good."
Cons: "What I did not like was the process to go to the assigned air terminal in El Salvador, the process was slow and we took the flight at the end of the last one. The same was the process from Los Angeles to Seattle that was our scale. Process too long and go back through security, the boarding gate was almost closed. I think that for these cases they should leave more time for the stopovers that come from international flights. For my part I did not choose this option, since I was traveling with a person with mobility problems and separated the group for admission to the process of entering the USA."

Cons: "Due to the earthquakes, the film festival I was going to was cancelled. Ten days prior to the flight I called AeroMexico to cancel and they said there would be a cancellation penalty, which was fine. When I tried to redeem my credit, they said there was also an additional "No-show fee" even though I called to cancel 10 days prior, which left a total of $70 credit after all their penalties. I called and emailed to complain but they did nothing but pass me to someone else who was equally unhelpful. I will never fly AeroMexico for any reason in the future."

Pros: "For a short flight, they gave it drinks and snacks."

Cons: "Much older plane. Not as comfortable as some other planes I've been on."

Pros: "Crew was courtesy"
Cons: "1hour delay from departing LAX runway - not good"

Pros: "Flight was delayed for over 6 hours. Not an ideal way to spend the day."

Pros: "The on board crew was nice and polite. And the movie choices was good."
Cons: "I did not like that the flight was delayed more than 90 minutes. And the crew boarded slow after that point"

Pros: "Clean & new plane, some of the stewards were fine, good pilot"
Cons: "head of the stewards was nasty with everybody, not polite and passive aggressive. Very poor food selection, even if you paid for it."

Pros: "Flight and service were fine. Because there was a long delay, the ticket agents supplied free sandwiches, drinks, salads, and coloring books and tried to engage the waiting passengers with games. I won a $50 Delta gift certificate! The captain had good communication with the passengers to keep us informed."
Cons: "Flight was delayed 4 1/2 hours because no crew was available."

Pros: "WiFi, good flight attendants"
Cons: "Would like to see Direct TV along with Delta Suite so can watch live TV"

Pros: "We barely got on the flight."
Cons: "The boarding "red shirt" saved us. We are a band on tour and thanks to her we made the gig"

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: "Over all was okay, but when we all boarded the plane, they last minute said the pilot would be late, and delayed our flight for almost 2 hours. We were almost late to our next flight in Minneapolis to Raleigh which was also pretty upsetting. But, the service was decent, we didn't order any food besides the free complimentary drink & snack and the entertainment was very good. There was a wide range of films, shows, and podcasts to watch."
Cons: "Management was very bad- Delta screwed up really bad"

Pros: "seating at row 2a was roomy enough only because the seat in front was empty do no danger of a recline. The service was excellent, entertainment options excellent and products in bathroom are nice - Malin & goetz. The captain came out and greeted everyone, which I appreciated"
Cons: "The food served for dinner was not great. Pasta with a mushroom sauce. Sauce was really soupy. I'm not really crazy about the snack basket options - not enough savory and no chocolate. The seats on the new 737-900 are not comfortable"

Pros: "Great flight from tampa, everything was perfect"

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: "Our flight was cancelled and we had to buy $447 worth of Southwest tickets to get home. Our luggage is still missing, by the way."

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."

Pros: "I liked that I was able to get able to get an earlier flight!"
Cons: "I don't like that I had to pay $50 extra dollars for standby on both legs of my flight! I am a very loyal delta customer and these past times flying I feel like my favorite airline is turning into the bad airlines delay everytime, problems with the plane fare prices too high! I'm starting to think about taking my business elsewhere!"

Pros: "Delayed by 55 minutes in 10 or 20 minute increments as they waited for a crew."

Pros: "Clean, modern plane, friendly crew, great service"
Cons: "I liked it all!"

Pros: "Amazing Crew! Fast flight!"
Cons: "Security"

Pros: "Seat accommodations were great Gate assignments at airport should be confirmed before the plane arrived"
Cons: "Planning"

Pros: "Plenty of legroom"
Cons: "Flight delayed due to plane problems."

Cons: "The ticket lady was rude just nasty and upset for no reason."

Pros: "Crew was nice"
Cons: "Leg room"

Pros: "The boarding was quick and efficient, the plane was really clean."
Cons: "It would be nice to be able to recline the seat, and if at least water was served (even if snacks and other drinks cost money)."

Pros: "Crew was amazing"

Pros: "Good pilots"

Pros: "Love Allegiant!"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Everything was perfect. New plane, super clean!! Even though the seats don't recline, they're still quite comfortable. I love how wide the aisle is...people have plenty of room to move around."

Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Be on time, 3 hour delay."

Pros: "Crew was great"
Cons: "Earlier delay notification"

Pros: "The captain was very good, and we arrived early to our destination. We had to hold back before landing, due to smaller planes landing, so the captain pointed out some areas along our path! Loved it! The flight was smooth."
Cons: "We had to be in the boarding area an hour before the flight was scheduled to leave. However, because of the way that the flights are scheduled, people were still deplaning from the previous flight for 25 minutes after our gate arrival time."

Pros: "Great crew and online customer service..."
Cons: "1- Flight Behind Schedule 2- Live customer service agents are truly non-existent until 1.5hrs before ‘departure’"

Cons: "Extra charges for everything! Asked flight attendants for a cup of water as I was not feeling well and was told I could buy some water. I was also told my carry on was too big when it clearly fit in the container at the check in process."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Being stranded for 6 hours in the airport for no weather reason, with no compensation."

Cons: "Lousy airline. Left gate late and unfriendly crew. Wanted to charge me for carry on."

Cons: "Flight was delayed 6 hours."

Pros: "Everyone from desk to gate to crew were very friendly. I like alla carte airlines for thier value. I dont need a free soda for and extra $100 ticket price."
Cons: "Needs better organization during boarding. Everyone piles up near the gate. Thry can copy Southwest and make the process smoother."

Pros: "Crew was friendly, seats were very tight. Have to pay for water."

Pros: "Like the small airport quick boarding!"
Cons: "Not lots of leg room, no reclining seats, bummer everything costs extra even water. But ok for price"

Pros: "Quick boarding with no fuss."
Cons: "The planes could be a lot cleaner."

Pros: "Keep the free snacks and drinks, NA or soda, I really just miss the legroom (nearly 6’ tall) and cushions, a chair that can ease back a bit. All airlines do this but you are worse than frontier, the major carriers have skimped but not like this."
Cons: "3 hour torture chamber. When she said it was their goal to make us comfortable, but more importantly to keep us safe I snorted laughter. It was a bit better and a lot shorter than the dark passage"

Cons: "Cut my already short trip even shorter. I used this airline twice now, and both times I was delayed."

Cons: "Lands in South Terminal of Austin’s airport, meaning you have to shuttle 8 miles to get to main terminal or long term parking. Unbelievable! Very inconvenient..."

Cons: "All of the hidden fees. I was initially charged more than $200 over the price I was quoted on Kayak.com and then had to pay an extra $45 to bring 1 carry-on each. I do not plan to use Kayak.com again for these reasons and will not recommend this site to anyone"

Pros: "Although we were late to our gate, the Allegiant staff made sure that we were able to board our plane on time."

Cons: "Flight delayed 3 hours coming in and 5 hours going back. This is unacceptable. I will never fly Allegiant Airlines again."

Pros: "No much"
Cons: "The flight was over 5 hours late. We were supposed to leave at 6:06 PM and didn't leave until about 11:10 PM. We were supposed to get into Asheville at about 8:00 PM, but finally arrived about 1:00 AM. I fly this route frequently and Allegiant has a terrible problem with on-time flights and communications with passengers waiting for their flights. I am not certain what the problem is, but it is a significant issue with them. Captain was "bubbly" and upbeat without properly managing the passengers' expectations. Bad public relations."

Cons: "I flew to my "surprised" 50th bday party with family and to meet more family. The aircraft problems overheated engine, caused us to get out of the plane, move all luggages and wait foe a new plane that also had to be cooled off before reboarding. We were tired and hungry. Missed my bday with family. Very very disappointed."

Cons: "7 hour delay. Giving us delays in increments so we couldn't make a decision to leave."

Pros: "Nothing. We were scheduled to fly back to Vegas at 7:07 then delayed to 8:30 then 10 pm then 11:25 pm now 1:15 am. This is unbelievable, unacceptable and ridiculous! And I have to work the next day. This is unacceptable! I just received another update that now we're leaving at 1:45 am . Please do not, again do not use Allegheny EVER again!!"
Cons: "So many delays. This airline is unreliable, unprofessional! Ridiculous! Please read my comments above. Do not use Allegiant!"

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."

Pros: "The plane departed on time. The crew was very friendly."

Pros: "We were supposed to have boarded for 5:00, flight was at 6pm. They were missing 1 crew member and could board the plane. She showed up, then they made a announcement that the Oakland flight will be delayed till 8:10 takeoff. I was able to get on a flight to Stockton Airport without problem. They wouldnt tell me what was wrong, and i didnt want to chance that it was the last dlight to Oakland and went with Stockton. The flight was good, you have to pay for your water."
Cons: "They would tell me the problem with the plane."

Pros: "I arrived less then 5 hours late"
Cons: "No free peanuts, no free pritzells,no tv show, no movie"

Pros: "At least I arrived to Oakland eventually. A one hour flight turned into a 7 hour wait and flight"
Cons: "7 hours from Vegas to Oakland. I could have driven. I deserve a reufind voucher"

Pros: "Not a thing"
Cons: "Didn't like the fact that they canceled the entire flight on the day of the flight so I had to pay for a last minute ticket which was much more expensive!"

Pros: "Highly recommend"

Pros: "I didn't like anything about them"
Cons: "They made me pay 100 dollars for two bags that would of fit under the seat"

Pros: "friendly crew clean plane, speedy service"

Cons: "Seats were made of stone."

Cons: "Delayed. Unprofessional. Attendant laughing while reciting safety announcement."

Pros: "The direct flight"
Cons: "The seats were a bit hard"

Pros: "Having to bug hotel staff to make sure to print boarding passes to avoid a $5 charge for each...having to pay for carry-on bags in advance and then unstuff them in the cramped aisles while boarding because the overhead compartments were too small...flight delays on each leg of the trip...staff that seemed lobotomized...seats that have a bar jamming into your lower back and don't recline.... etc., etc, etc, etc, Plus stupid coporate name and a logo that's hard on the eyes! ALLEGIANT SUCKS from its nose to its tail fin."

Pros: "Cost Flight Crew Deplane option from Front and rear"
Cons: "Only 2 flights per week Delayed flights All the "additional" charges $40 to check a bag $30 to bring a bag on board $12 for priority $12+ to book a seat in advance The method for Boarding that put every on in zones 2 and 3 in line before letting people who paid for priority get on board $22 for water"

Cons: "Wondering why my initial flight to vegas from oakland wasnt up for review. That experience was terrible. It was delayed 4 hours with no explanation or other compensation. I'll do my best not to fly allegiant again."

Cons: "Short-staffed, so short tempered workers.kiosks did not work. Nickled and dimed on everything. Like flying in prison. No light and a cold hard bench seat. Awful."

Pros: "The staff was surprisingly welcoming for a budget airline. Everything went very smoothely and both my flights on this round trip arrived early. Well done!"

Pros: "When we landed and exited the plane"
Cons: "Charging for carryines just ain't worth it. I'm not ever flying frontier or spirit. The extra cost for no hassle will be worth it."

Cons: "Look like frontier is always late"

Pros: "Attendants were friendly, plane was clean, and the experience was overall great."
Cons: "It would have been nice if the plane carried wifi or some kind of tv/music option for entertainment."

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

Pros: "uh the "big front seat" was decent? fairly roomy and still cheap"
Cons: "fuckin screaming children everywhere, it was horrendous"

Cons: "Being charged for a carry on."

Pros: "well managed boarding process."
Cons: "personal pain difficulty with cabin air pressure during descent. Unusual in my experience in planes this large. Occurs more often in smaller regional airplanes."

Cons: "Trip had over 8 hours of delays."

Cons: "They lost my baggage..."

Cons: "Very very poor service"

Cons: "no free snack? not even a bag of peanuts?! disappointing"

Pros: "Lengthy delay with poor communication about the delay. Then delayed for an hour on the runway."

Cons: "Service was poor and comfort was awful"

Cons: "No room, very uncomfortable"

Pros: "Pilot did good job navigating thru turbulence."

Cons: "I did not like the long delay"

Pros: "Smooth ride, convenient boarding. Very short distances, they may be OK."
Cons: "Checked and carry-on luggage rules are complicated to navigate. There is a charge for seat allocation, etc. We weren't even offered water free-of-charge! I wouldn't consider flying again. Because when you add the cost of luggage, etc. Southwest is more attractive."

Cons: "Delayed several hours, sat on Tarmac for 30 motionless minutes on departure and arrival"

Cons: "Late late late arrival."

Cons: "I didn't know they were going to charge me $40 for a carryon. I guess I should have read the fine print."

Cons: "delays with NO feedback"

Pros: "Attention of the fly attender was very good"
Cons: "My fly was delayed for almost 6 hrs in I don't recive any information about that no email no txt message"

Pros: "Getting where I was going"
Cons: "Everything else."

Cons: "Just give me a final price with a seat and a carry on!! Rip off!"

Cons: "See above."

Pros: "Very efficient."
Cons: "No free beverage."

Cons: "Lugage took forever & no foood or drinks"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Worst customer service"

Pros: "Politeness"
Cons: "Overall everything"

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "the fact that i was delayed more than 5 hours on the departure and more than 1 hour on the way back. Why is there an option for entertainment when none is provided? Also you need to pay for the food"

Cons: "to expensive to cary on a bag."

Pros: "Middle seat was empty"
Cons: "The delay. No food. No apologies"

Pros: "I was upgraded for free!"
Cons: "The payment necessary for baggage."

Cons: "Delayed for 4 hours"

Pros: "Nice and helpful employees, good experience"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Delay after delay without much updating"

Cons: "Delayed 3.5 hours for no reason."

Cons: "Very unhappy that my price listed on kayak did not include the additional cost for a seat."

Pros: "Everything went as planned"

Pros: "Same as above."
Cons: "NA"

Cons: "Everything!!"

Pros: "Nice, new plane."
Cons: "Small trays."

Pros: "Carry on charge not happy."
Cons: "Carry on charge is ridiculous."

Cons: "Extremely uncomfortable"

Pros: "No problems went very well"
Cons: "Nothing bad to say"

Pros: "It was very punctual"

Cons: "Service was terrible staff not friendly never using this airline again"

Pros: "Very informative on where to go!"
Cons: "Not very informational on security policy"

Pros: "No fanfare, no hassle."

Pros: "Flight was on time"
Cons: "Everything had an additional charge, so that “great fare” I found on Kayak was actually BS. They wanted to charge us $55 each to carry on our backpacks. Not rolling suitcase carry on luggage, backpacks. They charge for water on the flight, but they don’t tell you that until you are on the flight. The poor flight attendants had to walk through the flight at the end trying to sell credit cards! It was the most tasteless experience I have ever had traveling."

Cons: "Seats don't recline - at all - and feel like they're made out of cardboard. Couldn't even rest my head on the fold-out table as it's about 5 inches diagonal! Another thing that will prevent me from flying with this airline is that the spirit (pun intended) of charging extra for everything always leaves you wondering where the next hidden fee will turn up."

Pros: "Every thing on time all was good."

Cons: "There wasnt any power outlet and wifi"

Pros: "No nonesense, on time, friendly, attentive, dialed in process"
Cons: "Really barebones, no wifi, no reclining, baggage fees seem excessive, no entertainment, USB power would be nice I'd pay $5 each way for that"

Pros: "Take off wasn't harsh like usually is. Fight attentand was very attentive"

Pros: "Just great! Pay for things you need only."
Cons: "All good"

Pros: "Departed on time; arrived on time"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats; no storage pocket; insufficient tray table"

Cons: "Customer unfriendly"

Pros: "Quick and arrived early"
Cons: "Nothing included: pay for seat, pay to have a carry on, no good or drinks including water is free"

Cons: "N/A"

Cons: "They broke my new luggage"

Pros: "Friendly flight staff."
Cons: "very cheap flights, then they charge you for everything extra, inlcuding carry on bags and a glass of water. The seats (lined, hard plastic shells which don't recline) are surprisingly comfortable."

Cons: "The two hours delay"

Pros: "Both flights were on time."
Cons: "Wish piecemeal pricing was explained in the beginning instead of in multiple e-mails"

Pros: "The staff went above and beyond when we had an issue with out third party reservation .....they took care of the whole problem when it wasn't their error! Very impressed!!! And gave us exit rows to sit in for our inconvenience."
Cons: "No complaints"

Cons: "them charging for everything except the bathroom"

Pros: "Everything went smoothly and we made great time."
Cons: "I didn't know about the bag fee upfront, otherwise I might have made arrangements with another airline."

Cons: "Spirit does not participate in the TSA Precheck program. We will not fly with you again, until you do participate!"

Cons: "I understand that Spirit intentionally gives minimal additives and services but I feel they can be a lot more transparent about what they do and do not provide. I felt very uncomfortable on my trip back for the following reasons. 1. Tray table was half the size as a normal tray table. I was trying to do work on it with my small computer and it kept falling off and into my seat mates lap. 2. There was a flight attendant named Duron who made a few comments that made me feel very uncomfortable. I felt he was inappropriate. When collecting trash he walked by my aisle and commented to the person next to me (he was reading the New York Times), "Anything about Trump, or Kill-her-y, Killary, Hillary in there?" And laughed. I was shocked that someone, especially a professional at work would say something so volatile and frankly, violent. On his second round he again came by and asked if "Trump was in the paper and worth reading. Killary in there? You can guess who I am voting for." While people in the back row laughed and the man next to me nervously laughed. I felt very uncomfortable and felt he was inappropriate. I plan never to fly Spirit again after this experience. I hope that you can address this issue with your quality assurance team and to Duron. It can't continue. Thank you,"

Cons: "Spirit Airlines are a collection of thieves who use bait and switch tactics and bully their customers while they are travelling."

Pros: "Everything was surprisingly pleasant. The seats were crammed and if my husband came he for sure wouldn't have fit in them."
Cons: "There really wasn't anything I had s problem with"

Pros: "Airplane was clean and relatively new"
Cons: "Website and customer service"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Terrible experience. You have to pay for carryon bags, seat change, drink, and so on. At leadt Adds $150 to your purchased ticket. 3 hours delay. You have to make a paper ticket..(electronic ticket that you download from website when you check in does not work ( Rude service. They say they are independent from all other airlines so they can not access simple flight info on other airlines... Very tight seating I would pay extra and go on other airlines"

Pros: "Well, I was warned about the charging for everything including a boarding pass."
Cons: "Bad service. The complicated on line reservations for pre pay of bags, specific seat assignments, and to print the boarding pass. Too many sales adds from Spirit. Then they pushed the credit card on the plane. Ridiculous."

Pros: "one of the stewardesses called out a guy who was on his cell phone and it was hilarious."
Cons: "No free drinks! Not even water or soda Bad turbulence. Spirit generally sucks. You have to show up earlier than most other flights, the carry-on is far too expensive, and the $9 plan is generally a scam unless you really plan on being a frequent flyer...the way they word their stuff online is rather deceptive in my opinion. false advertisement. ive watched many other people get confused by their brochures, not just me."

Pros: "Exactly as advertised.No frills.gets you to your destination"

Cons: "They kept changing the gate of departure and the fight was delayed many times. It was just not a reliable flight."

Cons: "I cancelled this flight and someone was not on the ball to notice this. I should not have received several emails posting about my flight and getting tickets. I had to call Spirit to confirm this and it took up much of my time, also causing much anxiety to think it had not been cancelled after all. This flight was cancelled several hours after I had reserved, and I made new reservations for a different date."

Cons: "By far worst air line I have ever used my son agreed we will never use again"

Pros: "Flight was available and a good value. Flight safe and on time."
Cons: "Spirit gives NO complimentary beverage service. I had to pay $3.00 for a drink of water! No complimentary snacks either."

Pros: "We landed safely. The fare was low but the fees were stupid dumb high. It wasn't explained how the fees at the gate were when we booked. I would never Fly spirit again."
Cons: "Everything was an up charge. The flight was filled with very small children who treated the flight like they were freshly uncaged animals. The seats don't go back. The fees were stupid retarded. I could tell everyone there not only rarely flew in planes but it was obvious they were all first time flying Spirit bc no one in their right mind would fly there twice."

Pros: "Very efficient and timely"
Cons: "Used Kleenex in the seat pouch in front of me"

Pros: "- On time departure and arrival (early, actually) - One of the genuinely funniest takeoff preparation spiels I've ever heard"
Cons: "- Charging extra for every little thing (such as ordinary seat selection, charging for carry-on luggage, a glass of water) - Most cramped seats ever - Advertising banners pasted to the cabin wall - Selling their credit card AND pushing it off as an "entertainment""

Pros: "Going to Oakland and back to Chicago both flights delayed by two hours and one hour"

Pros: "Love the low cost"
Cons: "wish I could use the TSA pre-screen and get one free carry-on"

Pros: "If you're traveling light, the airfare is great. Only pay for what you need - no food, no luggage, etc."
Cons: ""Read the fine print" is what I was essentially told when I learned I had to pay $50 to check my suitcase. I booked via Kayak - who gives no indication of the several fee options to check luggage, beginning from $30 online at spirit.com and so on. Disliked the service and structure, won't fly Spirit or book through Kayak again."

Pros: "Fairly cheap fare. Uncrowded area of O'Hare, pretty quick security line."
Cons: "Did not find out about the baggage fees until electronic check in. Appears that only the front row of seats reclined. Constantly kneed in the back by tall passenger behind me. Seemed like making a seat choice was possible only after $60 club membership ON TOP OF minimum $12 seat fee. Back to Virgin or a major next time."

Pros: "The "a la carte" payment plan was very deceptive. I had a second bag that easily fits in the overhead. I had to pay $ 65.00 when normally it is free."
Cons: "Total abuse of the situation and black mailing me into a rediculous extra charge."

Pros: "You do miss the small frills you get with other airlines but they aren't worth the cost you can often save with Spirit. And the staff were all professionals who took pride in their jobs. Overall a really great experience."
Cons: "No wifi, no free beverage but in fairness they do tell you that upfront."

Cons: "Spirit attendants at check-in misdirected me multiple times due to a glitched boarding pass that they would not explain to me. Then, when I got to security, they couldn't scan my pass because the toner level of the printer had been low and the code came out fuzzy. Then, at the gate, there were no attendants around, so I went looking for one. When I returned to the gate, the gate had closed, which resulted in my missing my flight. I missed a full day of my trip thanks to your poor service, and after calling customer service multiple times with absolutely no result, I will be taking my story to social media and never flying Spirit again."

Pros: "Preared to book replacement flights and hotel and food vouchers with 8 airline personnel ."
Cons: "Inefficiency, lack of communication and computer problems make this a horrible airline to use."

Cons: "Will never fly Spirit again. Poor customer service, an awful website and brand, and charged extra for a seat AND a carry-on. Which is fine if I knew that when the ticket was purchased."

Pros: "humor of the steward"
Cons: "cost of extra bag, lack of free snacks, elements of pushiness to see the airline's packages (tickets, etc.)."

Pros: "I arrived alive."
Cons: "Flight took off early and I was rescheduled to another flight missing a funeral. Spent 4 hours on layover in Vegas only to find out that flight was delayed for an hour. Spirit airlines charges for EVERYTHING including water and cary on."

Cons: "They lost my checked luggage"

Cons: "The plane dropped suddenly 2 hours in and the pilot never gave an explanation"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Flight was delayed 10x (maybe more I lost count of the emails). Flight was supposed to leave at 3:30pm we left at 8:30pm so we were at the airport for over 6 hours since the first delay came on our way to the airport and was only 20 min at the time. Spirit refused to waive baggage fees in light of the terrible experience that was due to their own mechanical failures. Only thing they offered was $7 food voucher and $50 voucher on a new flight. Never flying with them again."

Pros: "I really liked the flight attendants."
Cons: "I really didn't like the hidden fees. The huge fee for a carry-on completely negates the low price of the airfare."

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