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Low season

August Best time to beat the crowds with an average 4% drop in price.

High season

December Most popular time to fly with an average 15% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$879 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$437 or less

Good deal one-way

$177 or less

Top tips for finding cheap flights to South America

  • Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be January, November and December. The cheapest month to fly to South America is August.
  • Morning departure is around 3% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

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Top 3 airlines serving from Chicago to South America

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.1
JetBlue
Overall score based on 19,355 reviews
8.3
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.6
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.8
Food
Airline reviews

Cons: "This flight was very delayed"

Pros: "Free wireless"
Cons: "I'm not in Charlotte"

Pros: "Service was awesome, 100% recommended"

Pros: "The crew was good, and they tried to make up for the delay with a gift certificate"
Cons: "More than three hours of delay because there was no crew assigned to that flight"

Cons: "Everything could have been better. Flight delayed 3 hours due to JetBlue schedule mismanagement. No consideration for elderly when we had to change gates across airport. Poor communication on flight updates. And then as a perk to make up for delays, tried to sell us a credit card. Just Awful."

Cons: "The food can be better."

Pros: "Nice room"
Cons: "Food service"

Cons: "My first flight was delayed an hour due to pilot error (we left the gate on time, but sat on the tarmac for an hour). This caused me to miss my connecting flight, which stranded me at JFK because they only had one flight per day to my destination. JetBlue's customer service told me I could not reach my destination until the next day, which was unacceptable (I had a morning interview). In fact, the only thing they said they could do was *PARTIALLY* refund my ticket, even though they stranded me in a completely different city. They also said I would "be able to" book a new flight with a different carrier, which cost roughly $400, using my own money. In the end, I spent about an hour talking with customer service until they were "nice enough" to do a partial refund with an additional credit equaling the remainder of my $400 ticket to fly with them in the future. It was still a very poor interaction with customer service."

Cons: "2 hours late!"

Pros: "Clean plane"
Cons: "Took 3+ hours to get in the plane"

Cons: "The cabin crew was a little lacking and the captain did not mentioned that we had landed almost a full hour later than scheduled."

Pros: "Pilot’s smooth take off and landing."
Cons: "The weather haha."

Pros: "It was a great trip for the cost."
Cons: "Nothing."

Pros: "Free WiFi. Cute vids for Holloween"
Cons: "Nothing!"

Pros: "I liked that the pilot was able to make up some time because our flight was delayed over one hour in Chicago."
Cons: "The notification that the flight was boarding early. I enabled notifications and still did not receive notification that the plane was boarding."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Being delayed from 6am to 1:30pm"

Pros: "Flight was delayed 30 minutes at takeoff but landed when it was scheduled, so it was fine. Flight attendants didn’t make you stay in your seat, so you could use the lavatory. A fine, uneventful flight. Free WiFi. Snacks. Drinks. Fairly comfortable seats with decent legroom."
Cons: "Wish the seats in front of the emergency exit reclined."

Pros: "The crew was unfailing cheerful and helpful. The seats are comfortable and there’s a little more space than some airlines. The fight and particularly the landing was very smooth. Great experience!"

Pros: "I appreciate that they let families with strollers board after Group A, there seems to be more space than the major carriers, and the snacks are good!"
Cons: "My Satellite XM radio didn’t seem to be working."

Pros: "Seat space for each passenger"

Pros: "crew was supportive. wifi in the flight"
Cons: "the wait time and the boarding, off boarding of the flight. No electricity in the aircraft."

Pros: "Nothing!"
Cons: "IT WAS TWO BOURS LATE!"

Pros: "We were very happy with our first experience with Jet Blue and look forward to future flights. The customer service was exemplary!!!!"
Cons: "We had to pay a little bit of money to upgrade our flight and now we found out that if we apply for the one credit card of theirs the fee would be more then refunded over the year."

Pros: "More leg room Affordable prices Snacks dunkin donut coffee Pleasant flight attendant Punctuality"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "This flight is 3 + hours delayed, and I think it’s because Jet Blue didn’t have a full flight for the 8:30 am departure, this is unacceptable and I need to be compensated for my time Winston White"
Cons: "This flight is 3 + hours delayed, and I think it’s because Jet Blue didn’t have a full flight for the 8:30 am departure, this is unacceptable and I need to be compensated for my time Winston White"

Pros: "The crew talked a big game. They were ready for anything, including loss of cabin pressure, paid snacks, and even a water landing."
Cons: "No water landing! I was excited to float around on a hot day, go down an awesome slide, and catch some sick waves, but come on people, we never even got a chance!"

Cons: "could not make it in time. Then we got on plane and pilot said it was an electrical problem on the flight but the generators were now up and at em again. Very hair raising ride for me - got in at 2:30 am with another hour to drive home - and I lost a LOT of confidence which I have always had in Jet Blue. I hope this is not the future we can expect with you"

Pros: "The crews were very friendly A lot of options from direct tv and other entertainment programs The seats were wide enough Free Wifi"
Cons: "The plane got 2 hours delayed The screen was too small There was no charger on the plane Food option was limited"

Pros: "Entertainment, food, crew, and cleanliness were 100000% on point. Loved it."
Cons: "Turbulence and the flight was longer than necessary because we had to go around bad weather. Not the fault of JetBlue!"

Pros: "Cheerful, efficient service. No hidden costs. Free gate to gate WiFi. Comfortable seats. Never flown them before and they are now at the top of my list."
Cons: "Nothing yet."

Pros: "The seats were comfortable."
Cons: "Flight was very late leaving Chicago. We sat on the plane for quite a while (over 30 min) shut up tight with little air circulation AND no information about why we were not leaving the gate. Flight crew were not very friendly - almost "marched" up and down the aisle and barked at people."

Pros: "Seats were pretty comfortable with decent legroom."
Cons: "Plane was freezing cold, but a blanket had to be purchased."

Cons: "We arrived later for almost 2 hours"

Pros: "I dont usually fly, staff was friendly and helpful, made my experience less stressful."

Cons: "my flight was delayed for 2 hours and there was no compensation for it"

Pros: "Our flight attendant Jeramy was FABULOUS!!"

Pros: "It was the very best ever. I loved the way they all took such good care of me"

Cons: "No movies just Direct TV."

Pros: "Boarding system efficient. Lots of leg room. Choice of snacks. Good service."

Pros: "Entertainment on board"
Cons: "My flights was delayed"

Pros: "Gave me my refund!"
Cons: "Flight was delayed 5 times without sufficient reason. Weather was clear. Had to ask for a refund after the 6th delay. Missed an important event."

Pros: "Extra leg room"
Cons: "On both legs of our vacation, going and coming we experienced long delays , 2 hours Boston.to Vhicago and 3 hours Chicago to Boston"

Pros: "This was my first time with JetBlue and I was pleasantly surprised with the size of the plane. It was pretty comfortable"

Pros: "Friendly staff and the on board entertainment and snacks"
Cons: "The last time I took JetBlue the flight was delayed by almost 3 hours"

Cons: "Both ways my flight was significantly delayed. Although Jet Blue sent me notices, none of those came before I was on my way to the airport."

Pros: "L.L Bean crew was amazing!! The tv channels and movies!!"

Cons: "People at check-in at Jetblue did not show any interest at all in helping clarify why you did not provide me with three boarding passes I needed to reach my final destination. Unfriendly, poor service and poor communication."

Pros: "the plane was good!"
Cons: "the plane boarded late"

Pros: "Crew was great. Captain provided lots of updates and provided useful site information prior to landing"
Cons: "TV kept on blacking out"

Cons: "More of the same. Because of all the initial buffonery when we get to the gate for the connecting flight they us that my wife didnt have a seat and the flight was full."

Pros: "Roomy seats."
Cons: "One bathroom had a faulty toilet. The other had a door that would not lock. Some seat back pockets were in bad shape."

Pros: "Everything. They try so hard to accommodate regardless of class."
Cons: "Planes are equipped with old entertainment screens. Not a big deal though as you bring your own entertainment now a days."

Pros: "puntual with great service"

Pros: "Service was good"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Very old, uncomfortable airplane. Business class is a joke. Cabin temperature Was either too cold or too hot"

Pros: "Everything was great!"

Cons: "No seat assignment, over booked flight, lost my baggage"

Pros: "Every time I fly or my son-in-law connect through there it is the wonderful. We've never had such painless connections ever!"
Cons: "Was surprised warm beverages weren't served. A coffee would have been nice."

Pros: "Good servoe"
Cons: "No WIFI connection movie selections"

Cons: "Uncomfortable seats. I ordered Kosher meals, but they did not have any available, so I pretty much watched everyone else eat while I couldn't."

Pros: "copa is punctual with the flights and offer a good service in the air."

Pros: "I wish I could give more feedback but I was unable to get to my connecting flight."
Cons: "I was unable to reach my final destination after being denied entry into Panama City, even though it was just a layover. I'm very upset as I have to reach Quito, Ecuador by March 21st to propose to my girlfriend. Any help would be greatly appreciated."

Pros: "The seats were better than the last flight"
Cons: "Improve entertainment"

Pros: "The arrival time was very convenient."

Pros: "Service was excellent"

Pros: "Es la Primera vez qué vuelo con Uds. Me gusto La amabilidad del personal. Sigan así no cambien."
Cons: "Uds deberían llamar primero a Los grupos finales, ejemplo 5 ó 6 para evitar incomodidades por el pasillo."

Pros: "The crew was great the food and service"
Cons: "For a 5 hour plus flight would have liked a more updated cabin with a charging station for electronic devices and possibly an entertainment center"

Pros: "Evrything fine!!!"
Cons: "No whell chair wait for me only this!!"

Pros: "Great crew from Chicago to Panama City. Accommodating and attentive."
Cons: "Ah, the usual airline stuff that we just have to live with."

Pros: "All. A lot better. Of. Any. USA are line"
Cons: "All"

Pros: "the plane and the service"
Cons: "the airport don't have a good court"

Pros: "They provide any of your requests is they have it"
Cons: "Everything was fine"

Pros: "Short flight, nice snack."
Cons: "None"

Pros: "It was nice and fast."
Cons: "Seating."

Pros: "Crew was courteous, and very polite."

Pros: "Wouldn’t let me on the flight."
Cons: "After checking in via the mobile app, the front desk said they didn’t have me registered therefore didn’t know I was coming despite being at the gate well before the flight departed. Additionally, Kayak made it extremely difficult to consult with the issue. Very dissatisfied with the whole experience."

Pros: "Friendly service, food and drink included, and free luggage. Seats had limited leg room, but otherwise comfortable. Would select this airline again!"

Cons: "Older plane with less room from Chicago to Panama, but other than that everything was great."

Pros: "Free food and Cocktails!! On time and quick boarding. My first flight with Copa Airlines, won't be my last!!"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "My connection flight arrive extremelly far from the bogot flight gate, there was no onborad entertainment, some of the crew were rude to other passengers, poor comfort I wouldnt recommend copa to anyone"

Cons: "The crew was unfriendly"

Pros: "Duration of flight."
Cons: "Food"

Cons: "Hice el webcheck in y aun asi me pusieron de ultimo en toda línea, entiendo que habian los que se quedaron del dia anterior, pero puso estrés en mi, también salimos tarde, y mas valijas se quedaron en Chicago y en lugar de mandarlas a mi casa, tuve que viajar 3 hours al aeropuerto y recogerlas yo misma despues que me habían dicho que las mandarían."

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "Cabin crew based in South American countries don't speak a word of English."

Pros: "plane was comfortable"
Cons: "Flight attendants weren't very polite."

Pros: "Comfortable leg room Friendly cabin crew"
Cons: "Very limited food options, International flights have poor entertainment options, Very old seats and covers gave a very dull impression"

Pros: "Good food"

Pros: "They had a vegetarian pasta option and the crew is always friendly!!!!"
Cons: "We were an hour late arriving. Boarding was slow."

Pros: "Food and drinks."
Cons: "Bad entertainment selection and screen."

Pros: "Everything!."
Cons: "Nothing at all."

Pros: "Yes all good"

Pros: "The flight itself was very nice."
Cons: "The airport in Panama closed due to a storm as we were about to land. We diverted to Columbia. When we got there and we were not aloud off the plane. We were stuck on the plane for 2+ hours. We were offered a small cup of soda and that was it. They turned the air off too so it got hot quick. When we finally landed in Panama it was a clusterfuck. No one there knew which gate the flight to São Paulo was leaving from or when. They sent us back and forth between three different gates before we finally got on a plane. No one seems to know where to send us or what to tell us....total confusion. We were waiting in the Panama airport for over 2 hrs before we left to São Paulo. I'm amazed my luggage made it to my destination. Over all, with the storm and delay at Panama airport my flight delay was 5-6 hours turning my 13 hr flight to São Paulo into a 22 hr trip."

Pros: "Again, went very smoothly."
Cons: "No complaints."

Cons: "No priority boarding for check in, Albright places were available I was put in almost the last row for my 3 flights that included short connections."

Pros: "This is my first review ever and I'm happy it's about Copa Airlines. I am tremendously impressed! I had such a great honey moon. There's not much I would change! Staff was so nice, food was good for "airplane food", the tvs helped time go by. I wouldn't fly any other airline!"

Pros: "Everything was good in general. Food was not what Copa used to serve, nor is the comfort quite the same."

Pros: "The flight price was great - under $300 USD for a RT flight from MEX to BOG. The airplane was big, 3 seats on each side of the aisle. The amount of seat back recline is AWESOME. Also very much appreciated the in-flight meal and glass of wine (at no additional charge). The flight wasn't even close to being full so we had a full row to ourselves."
Cons: "The amount of leg room is definitely lacking. Fortunately I'm barely above average height for a female, so it wasn't terrible, but my boyfriend had a very hard time. We also had a lot of trouble understanding the flight attendant's announcements in English over the intercom. I had better luck trying to translate the Spanish announcements."

Pros: "quick flight"
Cons: "captain must of thought we needed to freeze, extremely cold"

Pros: "Flight left on time, boarding process was good. Got my bags quickly upon arrival."
Cons: "Old plane with no individual screens on seats even though it is a 4hr long flight. Poor food. Worst of all, they broke one of the wheels off the suitcase that I checked in. I filed a complaint with the airline when I got my suitcase but the employees told me that the airline usually does not compensate you for a broken wheel because its considered "external" damage. I will try never to take Copa again when I go from Colombia to Mexico or viceversa. If prices are equal or even just a bit more expensive on Avianca, I will definitely go for that option."

Pros: "Staff was excellent! Very attentive and accommodating. They care about their passengers!"
Cons: "The seats were so close together near the back of the plane that we could not put our laptop on the tray in front of us. Also the seats did not recline!"

Pros: "The airline crew was great and friendly"
Cons: "We got the seats in the last row and couldn't recline them. Didn't have anywhere to charge my device. No app was provided for entertainment neither was there screens for our 4 hour plus flight."

Pros: "The head crew member was hilarious with his jokes."
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "I was not given anything to drink"

Pros: "The Flight attendants and the pilots were great,"
Cons: "The flight was aver an hour delayed. With all the mess from the original flight to Chicago, I will never fly Spirit again."

Pros: "Prompt, took off on time. Seat was excellent."
Cons: "Nothing comes to mind"

Pros: "Landed early and gate open. Great trip all over he way even though in a middle seat"

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "flight was delayed seat was terrible terrible airline"

Cons: "Paying for every single carry on suitcase"

Pros: "We boarded quickly and efficiently. We arrived at our final destination early."
Cons: "Seats were not very comfortable, but the flight was short so it did not matter too much."

Pros: "About the only thing that I can say I liked is, the boarding process went smothly for me & my luggage was on time."
Cons: "Where to start... paid more in bag fees & to get an isle seat for each(4)flights than I did for damn plane ticket! Flights delayed 4hrs another flight in same trip delayed 2 hours. Staff wasn't interactive/friendly I'd say 6/10 were nice. Asked for an isle seat the person helping at counter, said I'd have to pay to upgrade. Seriously- upgrade for isle seat!! I paid to have an isle seat on all 4 flights(I'm a disabled vet who was injured in the line of duty) I need easy access to toilets I'm unable to crawl over people, in turn need idle seat). Paid for isle seat all 4 flights- just to see the flights were super empty, people were sitting where they wanted anyway. Thanks for taking my $ for the seats tho spirit:-|. Staff wasn't that friendly compared to other airlines I've flown on. Not food. No entertainment on flight. Not worth it. If they don't do better business they won't last long I feel. There is potential just needs some work!"

Cons: "Same as above."

Pros: "אני אוצה לקבל זיכוי על כל החודשים שחייבים אותי ב 19.90 ש״ח למרות שכלל לא השתמשתי בכרטיס. מה גם שנאמר לי בשעתו בחנות שאין כלל עלות עבור הכרטיס הנ״ל. כשהתברר לי שיש עלות חודשית( לדעתי זוהי הונאה לשמה)חזרתי לחנות כדי לבטל את הכרטיס ואמרו לי שזה בלתי אפשרי. ניסיתי ליצור קשר עם cal ולא הצלחתי בשעתו. אתמול סוף סוף הצלחתי לבטל את הכרטיס ואודה לכם באם יוחזר לי התשלום החודשי אותו אתם כביתם ממני בחודשים האחרונים. לדעתי מדובר ב 4 חודשים. תודה מראש טובה ברנר ת. ז 042388421"

Cons: "I didn't like the baggage policy. I didn't like the check in policy or the fact that they don't support TSA precheck because they hope to sell you on an additional fee that will get you through a prority lane. I didn't like the seats which are hard plastic, close together, and don't recline. I didn't like the mini tray table that wouldn't support my laptop so I couldn't work. I didn't like that Spirit falsely advertises with the tag line "LESS MONEY, MORE GO" when the base fare for my connecting flight on this sub-par airline was more expensive than a direct flight on a better airline-before the other fees were added."

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: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything so awful airline"

Pros: "Spirit Airlines does an excellent job. They had a full flight to Chicago, and I understand why! Their staff are fun, safe and courteous, glad to help in any situation. The seats were comfortable, and clean. The cabin was clean, and cold. I like cold. I'll fly Spirit every time. Thank you!"
Cons: "Everything was perfect. thank you"

Cons: "I booked my return flight the same day i booked my departure. I didn't recieve an email with my itinerary nor was i charged for the flight so i called the airline. After 30 minutes of my time wasted i was still on call waiting. The day before my return flight i panicked and bought a whole new ticket and then like 8 hours before muy flight i get an email asking if I'm ready for muy upcoming flight. I am completely disappointed with both kayak and spirit airlines. I WILL NEVER AGAIN BE BOOKING SPIRIT AIRLINES AGAIN!!"

Pros: "Initially the price, but after all the fees, could have flown American for almost the same price."
Cons: "The airline is Vague, I guess if you read all the fine print and get to know the system it may work better."

Pros: "Nothing. There was nothing to like- it was cancelled."
Cons: "The flight was supposed to be at 9:30am- we got a phone call at 4:30am telling us it was cancelled because of weather. I checked both the weather in Minneapolis and Chicago and both were clear and sunny. So of course I called them to ask what was up and was put on the phone with some poor outsourced person who had no idea which way was up and kept repeating everything on his screen despite it making no sense. He offered to put me on the next plane out but that wasn't until the next day. As I was flying up for a wedding this clearly wouldn't work. I then asked to speak to a manager but apparently no manager was available. He ended up refunding me for the flight and telling me a manager would call me back. When the manager called me back it really got interesting. She said the same thing he did "a weather advisory grounded the plane" when pressed on what the weather advisory was she eventually said Winter Storm Celine. IN JULY!! A winter storm advisory for a storm that occurred in late March was apparently grounding my flight in July! Absolutely incredible. After that I just walked away. Took my refund and ran as fast as I could away from that miserable excuse for a company."

Cons: "The flight was cancelled in the last minute - For our plans it was a disaster. It was a big demage"

Cons: "Late boarding due to delays from previous flight."

Pros: "The crew was competent, my seat neighbors were friendly."
Cons: "Crammed seats, don't recline. No included beverage (not even water). "No frills" = budget airline. Want to have a carry on ? You'll need to pay for that. I do not recommend Spirit for flights over an hour."

Pros: "Staff was friendly and helpful"
Cons: "Flight was late, boarding info was not updated at terminals."

Cons: "Never fly this airline"

Pros: "Inexpensive ticket prices due to getting rid of many services that I don't use or care for."
Cons: "No reading material related to Spirit airlines. There should be something like a small magazine in the seat back promoting your business for customers to read."

Cons: "I had a connecting flight form San Jose to Chicago in Fort Lauderdale. Both Flights were Spirit. Had around 2 yrs to get from my flight from San Jose to the chocago flight. By the time i went thru customs (huge line) then thru security (another huge line) i got the the gate at 7:38 A. M. My flight was scheduled to leave at 7:42 A.M.. I understand that you do need to close your gates a little earlier, but i was not the only one that had the same itenerary and missed the flight. Its just hard to understand that you must have a record of who is missing on that flight and since you know they are at the airport (because we came in from San Jose on your flight) not to at least wait until 7:42 to close the gates. There was no one at the gate, the gate was closed as we watched the airplane sit there without moving for at least another 10 minutes. Its beyond logic and the only way i can explain that in my mind is that your record of competing with other airlines of being on time is more important to the airline than the customers themselves. Which is very sad. Then i stood in line for one and a half hours just so i can speak to someone on what my next step should be. Do you have any idea how stressful it is to miss your flight and then have to stay in line for another hour and a half in that stress? As i stood there and watched the couple in front of me being in distress and his girlfriend crying i realized how unfriendly Spirit Airlines is ti its cutomers. Then finally i get to the representitve to be told i can get a flight out at 6:15 P.M. That is 10 and half hours later. So i inquired, can we use another airline or even an alternative airport to resolve the long wait, of course i was told no without any explanation. So, i had my office search for a flight for me and they found one for 101.00 to Midway with Southwest Airlines leaving at 10:15 A.M., but since i was in a different terminal and would have to go thru security, i would not make it. Very frustrating to think since your air line is the one that propsed the itenerary for me, would not back me up when i missed the flight with no fault of mine. Afterall, Spirit sold me that Itenerary, they should have been aware that it can take longer than two hours to make it to the next flight. But, what really has me steaming is you could not even have more than one person to help at the counter for the people that missed their flight, because if you DID then i could have had time to book the Southwest flight. Due to your lack of concern about the customers in general my company nor I will ever use your services again. I know that probably doesnt break your heart, but me being in business now for well over 30 years,i can gaurantee you eventually if you do not change your practices, it will affect your bottom line. One last note. I overheard another frustrated customer asking if they will give him any food vouchers, and he was stared down for a few seconds and then a simple "no"."

Pros: "Seats were comfortable"
Cons: "It is absurd to charge 55 bucks for a carry on!! Also ridiculous there is no beverage service"

Pros: "The boarding process was quick and organized both ways."
Cons: "On the flight in to ft. Myers, the flight attendants were all grumpy and unfriendly. The seats are entirely too small - I am an average-sized female and felt very crammed into the seat area. At one point, I dropped something but there wasn't even enough room for me to bend down and get it - I had to kick it over and ask the smaller person next to me to pick it up for me! I thought I would have an anxiety attack in such a small space. I will never fly Spirit again."

Pros: "Hadn't flown Spirit in years, and I was very satisfied with them."

Cons: "I flew in/out of two major cities and was reluctant to fly on Spirit, for good reason. Flight information was difficult to find at airport (Spirit rented a United gate and did not have any listed information on boards) and I relied entirely on my phone to follow flight delays and changes. When flight was cancelled there was no effort accomodate passengers on another airline, despite many flights available, and the next Spirit flight was two days later!!! Spirit offered refunds for that flight but the website did not work for two days and the wait was very long, over 20 minutes, on the phone. The baggage and seat fees add a significant amount to the cost of the ticket so that it is no longer less expensive than a more reliable airline. I will never fly Spirit again."

Pros: "Flight was cancelled 2 hours before departure and it was impossible to buy any other flight to New York on any other airline on that date."
Cons: "Service, attitude."

Pros: "Price"
Cons: "Managed to catch a virus so couldn't travel (doctor's orders). Partial credit was given when I'd much rather just have a refund."

Pros: "very uncomplicated"
Cons: "to little information about baggage restrictions (no carry-on included!)"

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."

Cons: "Cancelled my flight at the last second."

Cons: "I was charged an extra $50 to check-in my bag at the counter! Quite mean! I wasn't preinformed!"

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: "Seats looked new"
Cons: "The flight was delayed over an hour & half due to 'no landing time in NY'. Totally unrelated to weather or the aircraft. Drinks are available for a fee - even water!"

Pros: "Spirit cancelled my flight never again will I use this service made me lose lots of money and lost out on my brother's wedding"

Pros: "Staff was all very nice."
Cons: "The aisle that had passengers sit in who had to verbally agree to aid getting door open had a drunk man who agreed. He never should have sat in that aisle."

Cons: "Try getting charged for your bags only to then get stuck paying even more for your seats because the only ones left. The last available seats where in an exit row and I was forced either to pay extra to check my bags in at the airport or choose and pay for the last available seats. Either way they squeezed every last penny out of us."

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "i had to pay my on board luggage, the chair doesn't reclinate, no food, no intertainment and the price was not that cheap to justify all of these down sides"

Pros: "On time."

Pros: "The only thing to like about my flight was Spirit was the cost of the flight availability, but in evaluation the cost just isn't worth it"
Cons: "Spirit does not participate in TSA Pre check, which wasn't communicated during my purchase, which caused me to almost miss my flight due to security. You are required to pay for drinks and food, but the quality is sub par and not worth the price. Seats do not recline , which is not great for a flight longer than two hours."

Cons: "there is no free luggage. the luggage fee even more than the ticket."

Pros: "-In general with Spirit you know what you're getting. A cheap flight with only the bare bone necessities to get you where you're going. Generally I'm okay with this approach to save a buck or two but this experience tipped me over the edge of never flying Spirit again."
Cons: "To paint a picture before I get into details, public transit broke down so there was a huge rush of passengers for this flight and others, all leaving around the same time of night as the last round of flights from the airport. -The man at the counter said he could not print our boarding passes because the flight was already boarding as it was 30 minutes before doors closed. -We used the terminal and got an error message saying to see someone at the counter, so we went back and talked to another lady at the Spirit counter. She printed our tickets and was even able to check in my last minute checked bag. -No one at Spirit would walk us through security, which I guess is understandable (though a common courtesy on other airlines) when the security line was so long. -By this time the security line was so long after we had fumbled around for 10 extra minutes with the first man at the Spirit counter that we decided to give up. We later found out that they held the doors for 15 minutes because of the long lines at security, information which no one at Spirit ever volunteered for us, which would've allowed us to get on the plane. -There were 3 or 4 other passengers very upset at the counter employees not willing to print their boarding passes for them who could have also made the plane. -We had to get a flight out the next morning to make our international flight from BWI, so we wanted to go get the checked bag back from Spirit. This was by far the best part of the trip, as the woman at baggage was able to confirm my bag had made it on the flight and would be landing in Philadelphia. -To confirm the bag landed and we would be able to pick it up at 9am when our flight landed the next morning, we called the Spirit office at the Philly airport. The woman said to call back at 12:30-12:45 and she would let us know if she had the bag. This was important for us, because if my bag wasn't there I could just pack another for our international trip and deal with finding the lost bag at a later time. -We called 8 times between 12:30 and 1:30 with no response. We also left several voicemails. -At 5am on our way back to O'Hare we were again unable to get ahold of anyone at Spirit in Philadelphia. While boarding our flight to Philly we finally got a hold of someone who said they would go check the office and let us know within 10 minutes. Obviously too late for me to pack another bag, but at least we could plan over the next several hours. Never got a call back, and only received voice mail after attempting contact again several times as our plane prepared for takeoff. -Landed in Philly and what do you know, the Spirit office is closed for most hours of the day, only operating around their scheduled flights. The info. employee at the airport wished us good luck in a hopeless tone. After 45 minutes of panic calling every Spirit phone number we could find, we finally got someone on the phone to come get my bag out of the locked office."

Pros: "New euipment."
Cons: "Final cost was deceiving."

Pros: "Flight cancelled twice on two separate days. Little compassion by the staff. Waiting room at O'hare was filthy, seats ripped with stuffing hanging outl. The discounted price is not worth the inconsistent and terrible service. Eventually rescheduled with another airline."

Pros: "The crew was nice!"
Cons: "I had NO IDEA bringing the bag as a carryon was an additional $55 each way. I could have bought a ticket on a better airline for cheaper if I had known. Also, no wifi at all (even for sale) and you can't even get a glass of water without paying for it. Then they push the Spirit airlines credit card on you. Tacky. Awful."

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