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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Punctuality, professionalism, and overall excellent customer service. Every personal i spoke with was very helpful and pleasant."
Cons: "There are too many good flight times with extensive layovers not enough non stop flights at reasonable times"
Cons: "Absolutely full flight with no physical distancing."
Pros: "The crew was fine, friendly enough, although I was incredibly disappointed that they didn't force people to wear their masks as they boarded. They also didn't enforce masks over noses--rendering masks useless."
Cons: "The flight was completely full. And people weren't wearing masks as they boarded, and the flight attendants did nothing about that. Also, there was no distancing IN the airport during boarding. It's NOT DIFFICULT to put tape marks on the ground to ensure physical distancing. It is THEIR responsibility to make sure the process is safe, since half of the people seem to not care about distancing (or mask wearing). I'm incredibly disappointed and I will be flying Southwest for the time being: I hear they're better at enforcing distancing."
Cons: "Late and then mechanical issues."
Cons: "Baggage delivery was slow and then split between 2 different terminals"
Cons: "Plane was very hot; luggage took forever after landing."
Pros: "The crew was fantastic and plane was clean"
Cons: "My entertainment video player had a bad earphone jack so i could not watch movies or tv and resorted to paying for wifi"
Pros: "Crew was great"
Cons: "Seat was uncomfortable. Flight was much too crowded"
Cons: "Was next to crying child. I do understand crying children. But I should have footed a free glass of rose."
Pros: "Crew was nice and pleasant."
Cons: "Free food options were basic (pretzels or a cookie)."
Cons: "Had to clean my seat before seating."
Pros: "Left on time and arrived early"
Cons: "One of the best flight attendant service I’ve observed in my 30+ years of flying."
Cons: "Flight delayed one hour"
Pros: "Flight arrived a little earlier than expected"
Cons: "Mishandling of luggage my bag did not arrive at the same time I did had to get it send to my home. Still waiting on my luggage."
Cons: "Delayed multiple times"
Cons: "The big problem was a 2+ hour delay departing from Ohare. No plane. Came later."
Pros: "Flight on time"
Cons: "Service, crammed like sardines (I can't image how terrible it must be if you are tall and big), not even enough space for computer bag to fit under seat in front of me"
Pros: "Complimentary wine and beer but no food! Entertainment pretty good."
Cons: "No food even for sale and no internet"
Pros: "I loved the movie options, It really made it a great experience."
Cons: "Terrible delays entirely their responsibility. No attempts to accommodate. Single worst travel experience I’ve ever had."
Pros: "The seats were smalllish but had excellent amenities, such as a multifunction screen and built-in chargers for my phone or such."
Cons: "We were 35 minutes late in boarding, which is not a big deal, but the cabin temperature was very warm and I was sweating most of the trip. Not happy about that."
Pros: "Plane was alright."
Cons: "Delayed departure delayed deboarsing. Extra flight time = 1 hr due to delays."
Pros: "The have the lotus cookies which is my favorite ."
Pros: "Everything but the seat. It did not have enough room and it was very unconfortable when the people in front reclined their seats back."
Cons: "Small seating space."
Pros: "The crew was amazing, flight was very smooth, arrived early, plane clean, service was great."
Cons: "For being in first class, my seat did not recline so I couldn't sleep and audio for my entertainment center was not working"
Cons: "The seats."
Pros: "The crew was friendly. They attempted to resolve issues quickly. The service was late getting out but just barely and on time to arrive."
Cons: "Broken screen in front of me and my seat wouldn’t recline. The crew was helpful to resist the screen and it worked for a bit. But it’s a bit disappointing to see a new aircraft be poorly cared for. Boarding was just a mush of people. Why bother to have reached gold status if every Tom dick and Harry with a credit card will just plow ahead of you?"
Pros: "We landed safely"
Cons: "I was astounded at the miserable "cattle car" experience of this flight. When the person in front of me reclined his seat, the back was shoved to within about a foot of my face. Talk about "In Your Face!" It was nearly impossible to exit from my window seat to the aisle, since there is almost no vertical space open from floor to ceiling in which to move. Flying used to be fun--this is awful!"
Pros: "The free movies on the screens in the back of every seat"
Cons: "Lack of leg room"
Pros: "Individual view screen"
Cons: "Small seat"
Pros: "Easy, smooth."
Pros: "No in seat entertainment"
Cons: "Need more food options to purchase"
Pros: "Made my connection on time"
Cons: "Customs is unorganized. I used Kosik & still had to wait in line twice. Once before i got my luggage and again after i got my luggage. Whew! Be sure you schedule two or three hours between connections or you will miss your flight.I had to wait at carresol for luggage, then drag to drop off point. Take train to gate, quite stressful"
Pros: "New and Updated plane, great service, great crew."
Pros: "We boarded on time and arrived early. What more can ya ask for? Fairly easy ride. Free entertainment on board, movies and shows! Awesome."
Cons: "The speaker that the pilot used was static-y, hard to understand. No free wifi option. Rough landing."
Pros: "I enjoyed the entertainment because I don't watch movies in the theater often. The movies I saw in-flight were recent films I've been wanting to see and made time pass fairly quickly."
Cons: "I'm not a giant, but there definitely was not enough leg room in the main cabin. I could not sit comfortably, especially in the middle seat."
Pros: "The flight attendants were beyond amazing! Throughout the flight they made sure we had plenty of snacks and drinks. Amazing!"
Cons: "I didn't like being told there were no seats together and being charged to sit together with my partner. I found out there were several seats available once we boarded. Disappointing."
Pros: "Traveling out was easy"
Cons: "Coming back was harder. As this was booked via Alaska but flown with partner American - coming back American's website would not allow me to print my boarding pass. A note said I had to check with customer service when I got to the airport. Which took 40 min to get to a rep. Once there they had trouble printing. Had to call corp - then finally a boarding pass with 25 min to get though TSA and to the gate. #stressfull"
Pros: "Good Entertainment. One flight attendant was great."
Cons: "American Airlines Seats were too close together. The plane was way way too hot. Asked the flight attendants and spoke to the captain after the flight as the front coach section of the aircraft was at least 10 degrees hotter than the rear. We were all taking layer of off cloths as it was so hot. Seems the first class attendants were not monitoring the temps which regulars the temps just behind first class. Told the flight attendant who also acknowledged it but the first class attendants did not make the change Many were angry. We were on the Tarmac for almost 1.5 hours waiting for the plane to be de-iced. No AC during the process."
Pros: "The space , the TVs , the free drinks and the service"
Cons: "Even in main cabin extra the leg room was terrible, the seat barely reclined and the plan was terribly old."
Cons: "Internal America Airlines connection was delayed so my luggage never made it on to my international flight and then it took 2days for them to get it sent over!"
Pros: "Spacious seating Attentive crew Entertainment"
Cons: "Hour delay for take off"
Cons: "Delay boarding and then dropped us off at a remote runway and had to wait 45 minutes for a bus to main terminal!"
Pros: "Seats were comfy, LOVED the enterainment system!"
Cons: "No complaints here."
Pros: "Direct flight."
Cons: "After purchasing ticket, i couldn't reserve free seat. On line and mobile ap both tried to upcharge for reserving a seat. The day before flight, i called and rhe agent reserved a seat which was stuck in upright position; it was in row in front of exit row. That leaves the feeling if being cheated and lied to."
Pros: "Not much. Cheese plate was ok."
Cons: "Felt like a sardine. Knees were up against the seat I front fighting for elbow space with person in the middle. Worse seating than Ryanair in Europe."
Pros: "on time no problems"
Pros: "Staff was helpful but on board and at the airport"
Cons: "Cleaner and more modern seats. Look run down"
Pros: "Everything was fine"
Cons: "Baggage check-in fees should be lower than $30"
Cons: "Longer seat belts"
Pros: "Comfortable seats"
Cons: "No support for Amazon fire he tablets"
Cons: "Unending crying children, non reclining seats,"
Pros: "Smooth ride and easy boarding"
Cons: "We started to print our boarding pass and needed some help, we had to wait for the staff because of the limited staff helping in the floor"
Pros: "My husband and i we want to seat next to each other"
Cons: "1) Chicago O'Hare Airport Airline staff very rude. 2) from Los Angeles to Chicago my husband and i are not sitting to each other. My husband is upset. 3) from Chicago to Los Angeles my husband and i are not sitting to each other. It happened again. Very disappointing. We think the airline doing this intentionally."
Pros: "Good crew all around"
Cons: "United at LAX is poor customer care. It's newly(and continuing) remodeled design is not well thought out and executed. No accents, color, features or even minimal amenities 2 billion dollar profit and none spent on customer care or comfort"
Pros: "boarding very easy"
Cons: "no drinks ir snacks offered"
Pros: "I like that the seats"
Cons: "Only one bag of pretzels lol"
Pros: "No problem boarding. Had no issue with overhead storage. Crew waa great, helpful, and friendly."
Cons: "More leg room. Anyone 6'+ won't be too comfy in economy"
Pros: "The crew"
Cons: "The delay of an hour to get to my destination"
Pros: "Plac3d on Isle seat upon request with staff"
Pros: "All services where very good from check in to arrival In L.A."
Cons: "There wasn't anything I didn't like."
Cons: "I was in a window seat with my leg next to a vent that was pumping out extremely hot air the entire trip. I was told nothing could be done. They give $1k vouchers to passengers that move to later flights bc of oversold flights. What should I get?!"
Cons: "I paid 7.99 to watch movies and it didn't work the first 2 hours. I end up watching one movie and we landed before I finished it"
Pros: "Plane was on time"
Cons: "To watch anything, must pay to watch a tv show or movie. Internet has to be paid for too."
Cons: "Male attendant is very poor"
Cons: "several people assigned to the same seats, mine included. lots of last minute moving around."
Cons: "Food and crew could be better"
Cons: "The guy putting his feet on me next to the window"
Cons: "It would have been helpful to tell me when I was picking that seat"
Pros: "See above."
Pros: "Crew was polite."
Cons: "We left two hours late. Outlets didn't work. Baggage took 45 minutes."
Pros: "They boarded us knowing there was a mechanical issue so we satin the plane for two hours before moving. They also did not have the courtesy to inform us what was happening. DO NOT FLY UNITED AIRLINES."
Cons: "After leaving two hours late and having them force us to sit on the plane rather than in the airpoet, they did not offer a free snack or drink or even apologize. Then when we landed we sat on the runway for another full hour and the pilots didn't come on EVEN ONCE to tell us what we were waiting for. We are human beings, not cattle, and we paid good money for this service; yet we are treated like less than human and simply fleshy cargo. DO NOT FLY UNITED AIRLINES."
Pros: "All was normal. So fine."
Cons: "The delay. Sick passenger and icy wings. None the fault of United"
Cons: "We were delayed 3 hours due to the air conditioning. It was absolutely ridiculous."
Pros: "Not much , cabin is small and uncomfortable"
Cons: "Sat on tar mack for 2.5 hours"
Pros: "Finally sitting in my seat"
Cons: "3 hrs late sucks"
Cons: "The $25 each way for piece of luggage"
Pros: "Plane was clean. Also liked the fact there was a plug to charge electronics."
Cons: "Didn't like having to wait 30 minutes for a gate once we landed. That seems to be consistent and growing issue at LAX."
Cons: "Delayed, rude stewadess"
Cons: "Delays can happen but gate changes were way too much. And the lady at the gate desk was very unkind. When I ask some info she almost yelled at me! She said she just announced, but some ppl might have been at the gate and some might have not. God, I was not there to get a lecture."
Cons: "Delayed 3+ hours"
Cons: "They held us on the plane from Indy to Chicago for so long that most of us knew we were going to miss our flights. I ran all the way to my gate to discover that the plane took off 10 minutes earlier than it was supposed to. I was told there were no other flights to LA and I would have to get a hotel until tomorrow. I was only going to be in California for 2 days so every second counts, so when I became upset the man checked again and found me a seat on a plane that took off in an hour. I was grateful but at the same time I was kind of displeased that he didn't offer that to me originally."
Cons: "No blankets in economy class. I was quite cold at first"
Cons: "Seats were hard, worst I've ever experienced. Seat power outlets were inconvenient."
Pros: "The directTV was great."
Pros: "New plane, courteous staff. everything on time--what else could you want?"
Cons: "There were some crying babies, (5 of them--yikes) but nothing you could do anything about."
Pros: "Everything was great!"
Pros: "Staff was great"
Cons: "Second delay in a row"
Cons: "There should be some free tv"
Pros: "Very respectful and loved all the smiling facez"
Pros: "I only took United Economy once before this trip and happy to report it was better than I remembered. The plane was a newer model and the engines were smooth and virtually quiet, which for me was a plus."
Cons: "I didn't like that the Internet was usage was confined only to United's server... I was traveling with my 11 month old grandson and it would be good if they offered more children's magazines and/or toys...just a thought."
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: "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"
Cons: "They nickle and dime you to death. They even charge you for soda!"
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"
Cons: "Worst customer service"
Cons: "Overall everything"
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: "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."
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 service issues. Our seats were arranged so the family was together for no charge. We were given a bottle of water to mix baby formula for no charge."
Cons: "Hard seats"
Cons: "Bag was lost. Office doesn’t answer the phone when I can to find it. It’s been ridiculous."
Cons: "Very late."
Pros: "Flew spirit a few years ago to Vegas and had an awful experience. I will say this experience was much better. I will now continue to consider spirit airlines for my travel."
Cons: "Baggage fees and size restrictions"
Pros: "The snack selection on the flight and food package options were reasonably priced, and there were quite a few good options."
Cons: "We arrived at the airport and were through security over an hour prior to our flight's takeoff. We decided to grab breakfast at a restaurant approximately 2-3 gates down from our gate. We arrived back at our gate 17 minutes prior to the departure time and the door to the entryway was already closed. No spirit attendants remained at the gate to assist or inform us about who we should speak to regarding this matter. We sat at the gate and watched our flight take over 15 minutes to pull away from entryway with no one available to direct us. After the plane pulled away, a few Spirit staff members came back out the door to the gate, and when we inquired as to why our names were not called throughout the airport (as we heard many other names called while sitting at the airport) they informed us we would have to talk to the customer service desk if we had an issue. We went to the customer service desk and they put us on another flight, which did not depart until late that day. We went to the customer service desks of 3 other airlines attempting to find a sooner flight, and when we explained Spirit closed the gates 17 minutes early, each airline stated that the industry standard is 10 minutes. Not only does Spirit not follow the industry standard, but they also shut the gates 2minutes prior to Spirit's standard which is 15 minutes before the flight. Additionally, no effort was made to call our names prior to the flight, as is customary with all airlines. Two days later, we went to board our return flight, which a week prior to our trip we paid $585 to change to that day, and when we went to check in we were not scheduled to be on that return flight. We showed proof of switching our flight and luckily the attendant was able to get us on that flight, however, we were extremely rushed getting through security and due to Spirit's mistake almost missed this flight as well. If no seats would have been available we would not have been able to get home despite paying to switch the flight a week in advanced. Overall, we were very disappointed with our experience traveling with Spirit and would not recommend the airline to anyone. We are frequent travelers for both business and recreation and have never experienced such poor customer service."
Cons: "That I missed a flight"
Pros: "Nothing interesting to share or comment on this"
Cons: "Sprit Airlines has charged me additional $52 for cabin luggage, which is very high when compare to other airline operators. The service is very poor even for water it is charged, for such a long trip from Chicago to San Diego. Seating are very bad ...."
Cons: "I did not like be charged for every little thing. I can't believe that even water was $3. The airline claims to offer lower rates, but they get you in the end with all the extra charges for seats, carry ons, beverages."
Cons: "Terminal at Chicago was disorganized, crowded,. Flight left late. Even arriving in Chicago was crazy as as getting off the plane we had to take a long detour winding through barricades on the runway, through two buildings, up a flight of stairs, before finally reaching an almost standing room only boarding area."
Pros: "I wish I had known that they charge BOTH for carrying on AND for checking a bag. I probably would have spent more money to fly a different airline in more comfort. I wish Kayak had made that a little clearer."
Cons: "I was never advised that I need to inform Spirit that I missed my incoming flight, so my flight home was cancelled. I would like to be reimbursed for my flight back to Atlanta that I had to take on Delta. Please advise me of the process.."
Pros: "Prompt, took off on time. Seat was excellent."
Cons: "Nothing comes to mind"
Pros: "Everything and everyone were excellent. I was pleasantly surprised."
Pros: "Being tall, I like the fact that the seats can't recline; it means the person sitting in front of me can't put his head in my lap and stare into my eyes the way he can on other airlines."
Cons: "I will be more careful figuring out the effective price of a ticket on Spirit next time, knowing now that checking in a bag costs so much. I tend to think that this isn't a very good policy -- it just encourages people to drag more stuff into the cabin than they should or otherwise would."
Cons: "Mechanical issues. Initially, airline tried to fly with a fuel leak, until they learned the fuel leak was not within the plane manufacturer's tolerance for safety. They then made me wait 9 hours in the airport for them to bring another plane. It appears that they delayed flying in a new plane until after they tried to fix the fuel leak for approximately 2-3 hours. At the end of this ordeal, they provided only a $50 credit for their airline and a $7 voucher to buy a coffee in the airport. I will never fly this airline again."
Pros: "It's over"
Cons: "$$for carry on, cost for H20. 30 min late. Bad customer service"
Pros: "Everything was good until i arrived but not my luggage which has everything including my wife birthday gift. The boarding, flight, staff all were good. Both flights, to and from were on-time, no delays. Wish my luggage came with me rvrnthouii had a direct flight."
Cons: "Lost my luggage"
Cons: "I wasn't aware I had to pat for bags for both a inbound and outbound Flight. The economic Flight all of sudden turned into a premium price where at minimum I would at least gotten a free water. Never booking on Spirit again."
Pros: "The flight was on time."
Cons: "$30 service charge because we needed help with my 92 yr old mother-in-law and had to talk to an agent. Never again will we travel Spirit."
Pros: "on time"
Cons: "The airline is overcharging! Before I left, I googled "spirit airlines baggage". I made sure that my personal bag and carry-on are within the required size. The website does not say that carry-on will be charged. At the counter, I was charged $55 for the carry-on. It is a light carry-on (I basically just had a sleeping bag). On the return flight, I protested for being charged for the carry-on because the website did not clearly say carry-on would be charged. The ladies at the desk then asked me to pay $100+ for my carry-on. $100+ is the price one would have to pay upon boarding without having paid for luggage. I ended up paying $65.00 for the carry-on because I did not pay for it at the check-in counter. I was flying to O'Hare earlier that day so there was no need for me to go outside to get the boarding pass and pay for the carry-on. Still I was asked to pay $65. With my air fare being just about $125, it is unbelievable that I had to pay $120 for a carry-on. I had heard of an NPR interview about the frugality of this airline and I am in favor of it. But it is deceiving to charge low airfiar only to get it back with charging excessively on the carry-on. If the carry-on has to be charged, they should clearly highlight it on the website so customers are alerted. In addition, it is also an unfair practice to other airlines. Had I known that I’d pay $200+ for the airfare to go on Spirit, I would have chosen a different airline. I plan to write to the Spirit and other agencies."
Cons: "The seats don't recline at all, and they are so narrow, you can't avoid hitting or rubbing against your neighbor. Very claustrophobic. I hated that they hawked the "Spirit Credit Card" when we passengers were jam-packed into the plane with no amenities for 4 hours. Just bad."
Pros: "Flight attendants very helpful & friendly"
Cons: "Not a lot of room Didn't serve any cold sandwiches!! A lot of junk food!!"
Pros: "Good amount of restrooms,"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats bad food selection"
Cons: "SEATS VERY UNCOMFORTABLE CAN'T EVEN HAVE A GLASS OF WATER WITHOUT PAYING FOR IT WILL NEVER FLY SPIRIT AGAIN AND THE PLANE WAS DIRTY"
Pros: "Space under the seat fit my backpack luckily."
Cons: "Baggage policy, everything had to be paid for, I ended up sittingin the middle, arrival time was delayed."
Pros: "The plane"
Cons: "The plane"
Cons: "Seats are ungodly uncomfortable, they done recline and hardly any cushioning"
Pros: "Your flight staff (flight attendants) are always great."
Cons: "I attempted to purchase luggage before each of my flights (departure and return) and the website would not allow it. I called the customer service number multiple times and it said they were experiencing technical difficulties. I was forced to purchase luggage allowance at the airport on both flights and was forced to pay a much larger amount that what I normally would have had to pay if the website was working. This excessive fee really makes the option of flying spirit less economical, frustrating, and really obliterates any reason to fly with your airline. Additionally, I was able to purchase seating before my flight- but on my return flight they put me in a seat that I did not pay for. The flight attendant did make a correction. Your staff at the main terminals is consistently extremely slow, unfortunately. I really like the flight attendants, they are always great. However, due to the above mentioned issues I have had recurrently, I will certainly be reluctant to purchase Spirit flights in the future"
Cons: "Late boarding due to delays from previous flight."
Cons: "Baggage restrictions are ridiculous. Especially that your checked bag can't be more than 50 lbs, and that before I booked a spirit flight I called to make sure that my checked baggage would be free of charge, as I am a military spouse. I was told it would be, but then during online check in I was told that it was not. I would not have booked with spirit if I had known this in advance."
Pros: "Smooth flight"
Cons: "Had to move seat because of other passengers issue but was not compensated and my car reservation was not made"
Cons: "the baggage fees check process took too long not enough ground staff to make check in process faster or efficient on flight staff unfriendly"
Pros: "Uncomfortable seats that didn't recline, high prices to choose seat and bring carry on's."
Pros: "Free upgrade to emergency row."
Cons: "Spirit is very difficult to deal with. If you have any problems it will snowball out of control quickly because of their poor customer service."
Cons: "The seats were too crammed together."
Cons: "$55 carry on bag. Poor booking advice."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "No consideration for disabled"
Pros: "Low cost at first look."
Cons: "Way to many potential fees or up-charges."
Cons: "It was cancelled and I'm having trouble getting a refund."
Cons: "seated outside the rear toilet and it smelled like I was flying in an overstuffed Porta-Pottie for 4+ hours mon my ride home. Besides that there were very obnoxious kids seated right next to me and in front of me. On the flight to Chicago, there was a kid behind me who kept kicking me in the back all the way there."
Cons: "the flight attendant was much too talkative. She kept making comments and announcements over the loudspeaker to the point that I could barely read my book"
Cons: "Trash scattered around plane. Dirty seats. Loud attendant on the speaker that talked too much."
Pros: "You pay extra for everything. And on top of crappy service, they don't even have water available! It's 3 dollar for a tiny sip. Ridiculous."
Cons: "that you had to pay for EVERY single thing you did with your airlines. you should tell people this upfront before they book a ticket with your company. I could have went with a different airlines for a ton less money after all the fee and charges you do. I will never fly again and I will also pass along to friends and family"
Pros: "The price of the flight, how easy it was to accommodate me for the cancellation of my flight. Good customer service"
Cons: "You have to pay to pick your seat, for a carry on (you are allowed to bring smaller luggages aboard). The gate agents don't have a good grasp of the lines and people around the gate. Seems more chaotic boarding than the other airlines"
Cons: "Just as we were boarding, they told us that the flight was canceled. I lined up for two (2) hours in the airport hoping for another Spirit flight, but when I reached the front of the line they said that there were no more flights that day. .(The best they had was a flight the following day from LAX, not San Diego, at 5pm). They gave me a full refund and I took a United flight the next day"
Cons: "Spirit cancelled flight without any offers"
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