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ORD — TPA
May 19 — May 261
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1 adult
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0 bags
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August

High season

December

Cheapest flight

$61

Average price round-trip

$141

Good deal round-trip

$229

Good deal one-way

$122
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Top 3 airlines serving Chicago O'Hare Intl to Tampa

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
7.2
American AirlinesOverall score based on 47660 reviews
7.5Boarding
7.1Comfort
7.9Crew
6.9Entertainment
6.7Food
Airline reviews
Cons: "Plane had to land in a different city due to inclement weather. Very disorganized process, huge traveling setback, never got my travel voucher."
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Cons: "Plane had to land in a different city due to inclement weather. Very disorganized process, huge traveling setback, never got my travel voucher."
Pros: "The crew were wonderful and understanding and good sports."
Cons: "There were problems as soon as the plane got to the gate. After the passengers got off the plane, the man at the counter came on the P.A and said it’ll be a few minutes, they’re catering the plane now from the back to the front. The flight crew still needed to get on a preform safety checks. He apologized again. Then it was 8:40, time to take off and we’re still waiting to even board. The man at the counter said again, thank you for your patience and relayed the same message, only this time the flight attendants were walking away from the gate. Around 9 some lady higher up told the man to announce that the flight crew had timed out and stand by crew was on the way to the gate, said sorry again. A little later the man says sorry, there’s a gate change. You’re going to K6 now. When we get to the new gate it’s almost 9:30pm and while we were all gathered at the gate, the flight crew that supposedly “timed out” showed up and proceeded to get on the plane. Passengers started getting mad and saying we were lied to and to just tell us the truth. Chicago PD started showing up. We finally got on the plane but it would be another 30 minutes before we moved because of issues getting our bags off the original plane. We ended up being almost 2 hours delayed."
Cons: "Taking off on time. But they did get another plane. We arrived about 5 hours late."
Cons: "Delay"
Pros: "The place to charge the phone is easily accessible on the back of the seat in front (as opposed to underneath)."
Cons: "Did not like that I had to check my bag at the gate"
Pros: "Crew was very good."
Cons: "Seat 2L Rocked back-and-forth every time person in seat 1L moved. This was a day flight from Chicago to London so I wasn’t sleeping. I could see if you were sleeping and had to deal with all the seat movement it would not be ideal."
Pros: "Left on time and arrived early"
Cons: "Delayed"
Cons: "Great ! Next time please confirm seats before boarding"
Cons: "The flight was delayed by over 3 hrs! As a result I missed work!"
Pros: "The tv and drinks"
Cons: "Being told why we’re delayed and then not being kept on board for so long once we arrived late"
Cons: "Awful, loud credit card sales pitch wine up children and another everyone in cabin for what seemed an eternity. Absolutely disgusting."
Cons: "I was bumped off the flight due to weight restriction and moved to a flight 6 hours later, it only took me 4 hours to rent a car and drive home. I am a 210 lb 6ft tall male. I was not the reason for the plane being over weight, I was there before boarding took place they didn't ask and I didn't fly."
Cons: "There was a maintenance issue on departing plane which delayed us a few minutes and when we arrived to layover airport (note we still arrived before the connecting flight was scheduled to leave), the connecting flight had decided to leave early and was gone. Now stranded with standby and all the flights for the next few days are sold out. Beyond angry!"
Pros: "Everything."
Cons: "Waiting for 30 minutes a Dublin to dock."
Pros: "Outbound, it was on time, plenty of legroom, plenty of good snacks, drinks and food. An enjoyable flight. Score 10.0"
Cons: "Return flight - The flight departed 4 hours late. The seating was so cramped my husband couldn't move his legs at all, never mind try to sleep. The staff members were not smart in appearance, some with long untidy hair, and did not interact with passengers except to hand out food. The food was reasonable. We disembarked feeling like wrecks. Score 2.0"
Pros: "American Airlines Crew, friendly and personable"
Cons: "N/A"
Cons: "Our last 6 flights have all been changed or delayed significantly. Then they loose our bags on a direct flight. Won’t fly America airlines again!"
Pros: "Easy boarding crew were friendly food was hot"
Cons: "Seating was a pain to try and get 2 seats together even though I booked it months in advance very noisy rude people couldn't sleep on a supposed overnight am exhausted"
Cons: "We were rerouted by JustFly prior to our trip. Instead of Venice - Philadelphia-Tampa at noon, we were moved to Venice - London - Chicago - Tampa. Flight from London - Chicago was delayed 6 hours. Of course missed connection in Chicago. Spent night in Chicago and arrived home 48 hours after leaving for Venice airport."
Cons: "The flight was delayed. The food was not great. There is not a lot of space in these planes, and it was a long flight. There is no power supply."
Cons: "I got tranafered to 4 different gates aand my flight was delayed for 3 hrs with no explaination and the staff didn't try to help"
Pros: "Not turbulence"
Pros: "Nothing!"
Cons: "I was traveling today with my daughter, who is 6 months pregnant, my 3 1/2 & 18 month old grandsons, my husband & son-in law on an international flight from Chicago to Manchester. I was very disappointed a 757 was used for an international flight! No attempt was made by staff to accomodate our family with a extra seat for the infant, even though there were a large number of rows with empty middle seats (4 of which were directly behind them!) The 1st indication of the beginning of the NIGHTMARE was when the plane arrived in Chicago and overshot the gate, this caused almost an hour delay! (We heard our crew saying "oops" while looking out the window at the plane arriving & then again when they were discussing it would have been faster if the plane had used a different method to get to the gate again.) This was then followed by a mechanical problem with a frozen water valve, requiring us to be de-iced x2! Then we started to taxi out and again had to return because of a hydraulic problem that required repair. I think we were delayed almost 3.5 hours. The crew did bring a round of water during the onground delays, and offered free drinks later in the flight. The icing on the cake was not getting the stroller back at the gate because there were no baggage handlers. I can't tell you how much FUN that was trying to corral a toddler & 3yr old with all our carry-on bags while getting thru customs! Did I mention in our haste to get off that plane we overlooked my daughter's winter maternity coat in the overhead! May be time to switch to the Friendlier Skies of United for our UK travel!"
Pros: "Bulk head aisle leg room"
Cons: "Narrow seats and aisle. Being pressed against someone and bumped in the aisle for two and a half hours is a long time."
Pros: "Loved having 2 empty seats next to me so I could stretch out after a very long day of travel."
Cons: "Seats are not very comfortable in any position."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "I chose a package on the cheap flights that has a left hand side for choosing number of baggage which invariably inreases fare depending on the number of baggage and i choose 2 and paid for 2 baggage but the ticket came with 1 baggage and i contacted both by phone call, email and your website but did not get any fsvourable response. Had to pay again at the airport for the extra bag. This is highly unfair."
Pros: "The entertainment was good. Lots of choices. Food was about what I would expect for airline food."
Cons: "The seats were terrible. I don't know what it was about them, but I've never had a more uncomfortable flight. My husband had leg cramps for much of the flight and couldn't get comfortable. The rest of the flight was fine, but the uncomfortable seats were a huge minus. We'll probably try to avoid 787s from now on. The window-darkening system was annoying. They darkened the windows when it was dark outside and they darkened the cabin, so we couldn't look out the window. It was dark outside--why the need to darken the windows?? My husband requests window seats so he can look out the window."
Pros: "Flight was on time."
Pros: "Staff courtesy."
Cons: "When I started this leg of my trip, I was completely exhausted having been in sitting position for almost 24 hours straight. Airline made no concessions for travelers knowing that some were just doing a simple trip and those others whose journey was very long. Narrow seats added to stress and discomfort. Airline policy seemed to be "Give me the money and I will deliver you safely. Period" Humanity seems to be last on airline list. Traveling is seriously grueling and unpleasant for all those not in First Class."
Cons: "3 hours stuck on the tarmac before giving up on repairs and switching aircraft"
Pros: "The American Airlines crews and people manning the desk erred very professional. Yes, this particular flight was conducted by American for Iberia under a share code. So whatever horror stories you have heard of about European Iberia flights, the one I took was fine. But the airline's crew is being let down."
Cons: "In Chicago, our flight was delayed at least three hours for a "GPS update." The crews said the software wasn't even handshaking. Okay. But I have a feeling this is common, and wish the airline would figure out a way to conduct updates, safely, without impacting everyone's schedule. My wife flew through same connection on the same airline a week later. And her flight was canceled. Maybe for the same issue? Unsure. It could have been a a bad luck streak."
Pros: "It was on time. Crew were very good."
Cons: "Plane seemed very dated. No individual entertainment No USB chargers Not much space"
Cons: "The airline "randomly" selected me for extra security. Even though I have TSA pre-check I was jostled around, sent to multiple security lines without any reasoning and the local Chicago TSA and airport staff didn't seem to know what to do. Once it was figured out I was subjected to what was essentially a cavity search. Again I HAVE TSA-pre-check but apparently that means nothing if an airline flags you. It was an extremely upsetting experience but you were in a situation of either agree to the invasive search or get stranded over 1000 miles from home. I will NEVER fly Iberia again after a cancelled flight and being stranded in the wrong country on the way to my vacation and the horrible security experience on the way back. I seriously may never go to Chicago either after seeing the complete lack of organization and traumatizing personal invasion. I fly a lot for work and have never had such a horrible experience. I would really like to know how many terrorists are caught with these invasive searches and would love to know the justification for sticking your hands inside someone's pants and grabbing their privates after they have already gone through a metal detector AND the body scanner. Especially for someone who has already passed a federal background check to obtain pre-check status. Absolutely ridiculous."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "They did not compromise when I couldn't go, I understand no refund but I cancelled a few days after,"
Pros: "Seats quite comfortable. Crew ok."
Cons: "Pitiful food offering and no entertainment at all when on previous 1.5 hour AA flight choice of movies."
Pros: "Was listed on-time up to 20 minutes before boarding. Then the departure time kept getting pushed back until we departed two hours late"
Cons: "If there is a delay, I'd rather them just be up front in estimating the time of the delay."
Pros: "The crew was very efficient and friendly while handling everyone. Flight was smooth, food was good. I went to the wrong terminal and did not know that the advertised finair flight was actually American Airlines, the AA ticket counter attendant went all out to make sure I made it to the gate. All this with less than an hour before departure."
Cons: "I went to the wrong terminal, the email ticket had finair in large print and in smaller print indicated American. Luckily I was able to literally run and make my flight. Would be better to more clearly indicate actual airline."
Cons: "Dry / borderline rude staff and hostess. Dated plane. Tiny seats. But that is pretty much the baseline of airlines in the US. When will carriers start to take note from International carriers..leaps and bounds ahead."
Cons: "My outbound flight to Manila had an overnight layover in Japan. I asked at the luggage check-in at O'Hare International Airport if they can check it all the way through as I had planned to go outside of the Narita airport for the layover. They told me I couldn't check the luggage all the way through and that I had to pick it up from baggage claim once I land in Narita. From there I had to check-in the luggage again on the same day. When I took my luggage out from baggage claim, I tried to check-in and the counter crew told me I was given wrong information. I had to keep my luggage with me until my flight the following day. On my return flight from Manila and another overnight layover in Narita, the check-in crew at NAIA told me I could check-in my luggage all the way through, and that they also allowed this at my outbound flight to Manila. The check-in crew at O'Hare International Airport gave me wrong information."
Pros: "Free checked bag"
Cons: "2 hour delay No food to buy or drinks"
Pros: "Eventually we made it"
Cons: "Plane was delayed because a door wasn't working (old). Business class entertainment was a tablet that was collected an hour before we landed. Food was very bland."
Pros: "I sat next to a friend I haven't seen in almost a year"
Pros: "The entertainment selection was wonderful."
Cons: "The flight left on time but arrived late by at least 1/2 hour. I am small but the seat was narrow: my neighbors kept on hitting me when they moved. And I think it is terrible to have to pay to reserve almost any seats except for the middle seats."
Pros: "Entertainment system has a good selection"
Cons: "No earphones to listen to the soundtrack on the entertainment system"
Pros: "how fast we boarded the plane."
Cons: "The crying babies"
Pros: "I had my first experience in the Admiral's Lounge at O'Hare and enjoyed it very much."
Cons: "My traveling companion's tray table was disgusting when she folded it down for beverage service. She asked for a wet towel and the flight attendant was snarky but went to get one without even looking or asking to see what the problem was. Her entertainment console wasn't working so they reset it but instead it reset mine (two seats over) they did this again and I let them know it was resetting mine. I was told that I was not in the seat they were resetting for ...I inquired if perhaps they should try to reset mine and see if it would, in fact, fix hers..it did. When she slipped off her shoes the carpet was soaking wet. This was a really crummy, crummy flight."
Cons: "Delayed three separate times, American Airlines employees were rude when asked why the flight kept getting delayed. Arrived 3 hours later than expected."
Cons: "The seats on this plane seemed narrower than any plan I have flown on. I have never had a seat where both my hips were touching side of seat at same time"
Pros: "Smooth trip"
Cons: "Delay delay delay on the flights"
Pros: "Boarding process was easy"
Cons: "Would've like more entertainment options, like screens at each seat or plug outlets"
Pros: "Great crew"
Cons: "Very uncomfortable seats"
Pros: "I liked everything was excellent"
Cons: "There was a 10 minutes delay"
Pros: "Quick, not overcrowded"
Cons: "WiFi didn’t work when I paid for it"
Pros: "Quick service, pilots witj trusting calm voices."
Cons: "Na"
Pros: "The bathroom sign that shows if it is busy without going there"
Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "N/A"
Pros: "TV and movie choices should be according to 2018 instead of1980. Also TV should be from running Era"
Pros: "My trip started off with airplane problems from the beginning. From my flight being delayed multiple times by air china to the overly packed united to the confusion of the non updated confirmation numbers or the e-ticket number. Even on the day I left upon arriving to the airport my confirmation number they had just given me after all the prior problems still didn't work. Air china had mediocre food with okay entertainment except my headset jack on the TV was broke and I couldn't watch anything. On the last air china flight from Bejing to Bangkok. I couldn't even charge my phone, watch any entertainment and basically was just stuck with no WiFi. Justfly wouldn't compensate for the changes on their end and said I myself would have to ask the airlines for compensation which the.the airlines directed me no where for compensation or even to upgrade my seat. Now I'm finally in Thailand but I'm scared of my return."
Cons: "Everything was really not great. Air china had mediocre food that some of it wasn't bad but other was so so."
Pros: "Captain and crew were brilliant, kept passengers informed throughout as to the delays, as a result all passengers were patient and understanding. Not much more could have been done to improve the experience as the snow and conditions at Dublin airport were out of their hands."
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: "The price was unreal so I had to jump on this, I was able to get on and off with my backpack no problem. The flights were good, captains were very communicative about times, expectations and when turbulence was present."
Cons: "The check in had to be done in person because of the need to check my bag size, I felt a little insulted that I would have to be checked on my honesty. When I got to the check in it was like watching a special forces team measuring and prodding peoples bags to get them in to the little box even when the shapes were the reason they couldn't fit, not the size of the bags. I literally watched someone fit their bag and the attendant take it out and make it misshaped for the box and show how it didn't slide in. I had no issues with my luggage, but that sucked to watch happen to others. The food and drinks came about 10 minutes before the plane landed."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"
Pros: "The crew The entertainment options The power options The drinks"
Cons: "10 minutes earlier and the food would have been better. Then again, 10 minutes earlier and wouldn’t have made flight."
Pros: "Crew help and service"
Cons: "Lending was bumpy. , Internet was not Working and no entertainment chenal as well"
Pros: "They got my vegetarian food order right"
Cons: "Old airplanes both there and back, we had a choice of a few movies on a TV that we couldn't access on demand so you had to start half way through, and the quality was appalling. We were supposedly promised we could stream onto our devices via wifi but this didn't happen"
Pros: "It got us from a to b but not much more to be said!"
Cons: "The idea of the entertainment system broadcast to your hand held device is fine - it didn't work for me though."
Cons: "Such a downgrade from other airlines! Awful! They board backwards. Usually the back seats board on the plane after the special needs people. Makes more sense, people are out of the way. My water was poured into a cup from a big water battle. I like how Jetblue gives me a personal water bottle and a variety of snack option. I was given a "snack mix" on this flight which was not good. I hated this flight and there were NO televisions, or usb ports to charge phones. Never again. They didn't even have enough room for carry on bags for everyone. Thank god I packed light and didn't need to use that option. Good to know United Airlines has crappy everything."
Pros: "I had a good flight!"
Pros: "Nothing!!! It was handled in a terrible way"
Cons: "The way they didn't care"
Pros: "The crew was very nice and attentive"
Cons: "My table area was not clean, you have to pay for checked baggage, and in order to watch the onboard directv, you have to pay...in order to use the wifi, you have to pay....with all the other airlines out there that offer these things complimentary...I wouldn't choose united again"
Pros: "nothing in particular/nothing special"
Cons: "nothing in particular. just a flight. did not appreciate charge for entertainment."
Cons: "We reserved wheelchair assistance prior to the flight. We had to wait an extended amount of time to actually get the wheelchair assistance with 5 kids 7 and under. Due to the wait we almost missed our flight, we were literally the last to board the plane. We were hoping to grab some breakfast for the kids as we had a long flight and did not have time to do so because of this delay. This is why we called ahead to reserve the wheelchair. The people checking in did not seem to care about the delay and only told us to be patient. Sad, unfortunate experience with accessibility issues."
Pros: "Crew. Aircraft selection."
Pros: "Left right on time and arrived a few minutes early."
Cons: "Nothing"
Cons: "several people assigned to the same seats, mine included. lots of last minute moving around."
Pros: "Some of the people I dealt with were nice. All of the flight attendants and pilots were nice."
Cons: "United only had one person working to check people in, and due to a lady with 8+ bags that the only agent had to take 20+ minutes with (while the line stacked up behind us), we ended up missing the first leg of our flight. Told us our bags would be checked all the way through, and they weren't. Checked bag got lost on the way back (again, due to misinformation from United on whether our bag would be checked all the way through), and when we got them back they had obviously been rooted through, with no note left by TSA. I fly often, and this was one of the worst flying experiences of my life."
Pros: "I was pleased to get in early."
Cons: "Seats are too small to be comfortable."
Cons: "3x we changed our gate nos inorder to board ..."
Pros: "It was on time"
Cons: "If the seats get any closer or smaller they might as well double stack. I am of average height and weight so this is disappointing. The plane was sold out so it's not like UA is hurting"
Pros: "It was a perfect flight"
Pros: "All"
Cons: "Flying in general"
Cons: "Wheelchair staff was so slow walking and talking to people that we almost missed our flight."
Pros: "The crew was friendly, and overall flight was good"
Cons: "Half way through the movie I bought to watch on my screen there was an announcement made by the captain and when my movie came on the sound wouldn't work, the flight attendant just said sometimes that happens and I could try to ask for a refund."
Cons: "This was the flight from hell. Terrible uncomfortable seats. Could not get the monitor turned off and out of my eyes. Plus we were delayed 4 hours in this crappy airport only to get on a really crappy plane. We were supposed to arrive in Tampa before 10 but wound up getting in like a red eye at 1230 am. Lost out on our ride home and we were so exhausted. I cried most of this flight home 2 1/2 hour flight. Nice staff but crappy plane. I am waiting to get a call to get reimbursed for my loss of time at work and the missed ride home."
Cons: "and smiling faces. I actually have no complaints. All went"
Pros: "The cookie was wonderful . I was shaped like a waffle & had caramel inside. The package even instructed how to warm it up over the top of my coffee cup. Also, all the United personnel were great!"
Cons: "Our flight departure was delayed from Tampa to Chicago cause they switched planes. Thank God I didn't miss my connection flight."
Pros: "Crew staff went out of his way to find something for my aisle to snack on when the person next to me asked if there was any snacks on the plane. The plane had to be changed for another plane due to a mechanical issue on the first plane, and the new plane had not been stocked with food after it's previous flight, yet the crew member was able to scrounge up some snacks for us! Also got complimentary directtv - nice, but doesn't make up for not getting home in time yet again."
Cons: "United sucks. I have flown it maybe 10-12 times in the past 2.5 years, mostly back and forth between Chicago and Boston. I have had only 3 round trip flights go without a hitch. Every other trip was delayed. This time 4 hours on my return flight to Boston due to a plane switch, boarding of a new plane to discover a mechanical issue, deboarding, waiting for a new plane, then boarding and sitting on the ground for another 40 min before we were able to take off. I was delayed 1.5 hours on the way to Chicago due to another plane swap (no joke). Still doesn't top but my worst 5 hour delay in Chicago on the way back to Boston because the captain didn't show up. United is atrocious and is my last choice or any airline. Only fly when I'm absolutely forced to now due to no other reasonable choices. They are below delta, JetBlue, American, southwest, and embarrassingly, spirit as well. Terrible."
Pros: "The crew on the plane!"
Cons: "No room overbooked,too many seats and many osc!! Lied about flights and seating!!"
Cons: "The back seat doesn't recline at all. Made for an uncomfortable flight."
Pros: "More spacious seats than my 12+ hour flight from tokyo to chicago."
Cons: "Need to advetise the app outside of the boarding gate."
Cons: "Lack of communication. Kept us belted down for s very long time. Lacked food service, lacked water service till the very end of the lock down. Then we were given the option to leave the plane as the doors were to be disarmed. But if we did the plane could get clearence and leave with no warning. I missed my connecting transportation, had to scrape my weekend plans, currently searching for a place to stay tonight while they locate my bag. I am cold and left my jacket in my bag. The United counter people are blaming it on the weather. I am sure everything was delayed by the laxadaysical baggage loader. The one person ( or lack of help loading the bags on the plane completely altered my travel plans. I requested assistance for hotel only to be told they are full when in fact several are vacant on the Internet. I should of videotaped the baggage loading in Canada, it would of went viral."
Pros: "Punctuality"
Cons: "Food. It is a very long time and there no food enough"
Pros: "Flight on time, bathroom was clean. Flight attendants did their jobs, but were arrogant"
Cons: "I checked in online and was asked to pay $25 for my 1 checked bag, but was told at airport i shouldnt have been charged bcuz 1st checked bag is free. Why did i have to pay $25?"
Pros: "-Pounctuality"
Cons: "- Horrible food; - Very old airplane. The oldest I ever flew; - The entertainment system was horrible and not worked. We came the whole flight without having access to anything, neither the map of the flight."
Pros: "The trip had minimal turbulence. The landing was smooth."
Cons: "-The 767 was old. -It did not have any power ports for my laptop or cell phone. -The interior was old and dated, reminiscent of the 1980's. -The TV screen for entertainment seemed to be smaller than a Samsung Note 5. -The seats are unreasonably narrow and not comfortable. -I had an isle seat and my shoulder width is literally wider than the seats. -Every time the isle cart went by, it hit my left shoulder. -The seats in general seating are too small and were cramped. -God forbid if we had to egress out of the plane. -There were no adjustable head rests, like other airlines have. -The Flight Attendant for my section DID NOT make me feel like I was a valued customer, even though I paid over $1500 for flight. -She scolded me for asking "Why," when she TOLD me that I needed to sit in one seat, even though the seat next to me was vacant. She literally treated me like a child. - NOT COOL. Overall, in comparison to my last international flight, I WOULD NOT recommend United. I feel like I paid too much for my experience with United. Aer Lingus has better/newer aircraft, better cabin crew, better entertainment selections to include music and a selection of movies to watch at your convenience, more comfortable seats, provide a better environment, and a better value for your experience. Aer Lingus was also cheaper. So if you are reading this, please shop around if you are considering United to fly."
Cons: "Too cramped, fligjt delay of over an hour"
Pros: "On time, gates were close together"
Cons: "I had originally booked an isle or window seat and ended up in the middle This made it very uncomfortable"
Pros: "Willingness to check carry ons for sold out flights"
Cons: "Choosing of seats process. My traveling partner and I did not get to sit together on way home. Everyone was nice and got a free upgrade but would have been nice to sit together"

No food no drinks but it’s cheap so I don’t feel I can really complain

Pros: "Seems we were upgraded to exit-row seats somehow - loved the legroom!"
Cons: "Seats don’t recline"
Pros: "I’ve flown spirit a few times. They’re much better in 2018 I think. We’re flying them again in December with our two kids. I’m 6’4 and don’t mind the lack of leg room. Still a decent amount."
Cons: "No internet to stream the bears game on my phone. They’ll have in 2019 I’ve read."
Pros: "Flying Spirit meant no reclining seats, meaning no one was making me uncomfortable! Flight crew and gate attendants were wonderful, helpful, and friendly!"
Pros: "I got to my destination without crashing and it was fairly inexpensive."
Cons: "They don’t even offer water for free. The seats were so cramped and I’m not even tall."
Pros: "flight attendants were very polite"
Cons: "extremely small seats couldn't stretch my legs without bothering person in front of me way too much money to check a bag couldn't open my laptop on the tray table- too small food/drink service once and very early , I slept through it and couldn't buy a drink when I woke up floor was dirty - had a stain on my bag and coat when I picked it up"
Cons: "They do not give passengers free soda, juice, or water. I understand they are attempting to cut costs, but not giving passengers water is unacceptable in my opinion. The airline is not always cheaper than other airlines yet they are the only one to do this. I will never fly spirit again. Also there are no TVs anywhere. Very very basic airline for the same cost that united and Frontier are, yet they have better amenities."
Pros: "Nice flight attendants"
Cons: "I had a 4 hour delay"
Cons: "Bag limit 40 pound & experience Two bags for 110$"
Cons: "Food and entertainment NA"
Pros: "Flight crew was nice"
Cons: "They charged us way too much for our bag. They nickel and dime you that’s for sure."
Pros: "Pilots did a Great Job navigating through storms!"
Cons: "Charged $84 for my husband's & my little carry on small pull along suitcase. What a rip off!"
Cons: "COMMUNICATION WAS VERY POOR WITH QUESTIONS AND BOARDING PASS"
Pros: "Direct flight and on time"
Cons: "Be sure to do your research before going. I paid $57 to carry on a bag and you even have to pay for water. The seats are very uncomfortable. Another person told me there are a lot of ins and out to get better deals so just know before u go. I won't be flying with them again."
Cons: "We were delayed 8 hours spirit did not even offer meal voucher. I will never fly this airline again. They claim they are cheap but once you add bags and seat charges you are paying more than any other airline."
Pros: "Cheerful steward despite the fact she was supposed to be on 24 hour layover"
Cons: "Carry on $59, checked bag $52. Overpriced Only two girls at check in counter. Lengthy time checking in Rate food and entertainment!!! What food? Not even water. What entertainment? Expensive drink Poor leg room"
Pros: "Flight to tampa good. But the anxiety from the news of the spirit airline problems & was told to show up over 2hrs early to check in. The ORD airport wasn't experiencing any problems"
Cons: "problems w/spirit return flight. my flight was cancelled last minute because of pilot problems. To add insult to injury they gave a $50 voucher. What is that suppose to do/make up for?!!!!!!!!!!! And to top it off, it has an expiration date of about a month & 1/2. What a joke!"
Pros: "the crew was great"
Cons: "It's unbelievably obvious you're on the cheapest airline out there. Small hard metal seats, charge for everything including water, also no wifi available at all. And half the plane shook uncontrollably during take off and landing, very scary! The entire time I thought I would be happy to pay a little extra to never ride Spirit again... Not looking forward to my flight home."
Cons: "Being crammed in the cheap seats"
Pros: "I selected my seat when I checked in and to my surprise, I had the entire row to myself. This was great cause I'm a bigger girl and the seats are VERY close together and small. I actually felt bad for the other passengers that were crammed in like sardines."
Cons: "I really had no complaints that could be corrected... turbulence was pretty bad but with the weather conditions, that was to be expected."
Cons: "When the tray for my elderly dad got stuck the stewardess expected a stranger to reach across my mid section to fix it as it was a really stuck. I said no no no. We will get up and you fix it. The male passenger by me was also clearly uncomfortable with being asked to do that"
Pros: "Staff was Exceptional."
Cons: "The seats are the worst."
Pros: "Great job by all"
Pros: "Great experience"
Pros: "Efficiency, price."
Cons: "Boarding was down stairs and outside: not good for older people."
Cons: "We weren't told about our cancellation until the very moment we arrived at Ohare. then we were told there were no more flights to Tampa. we would have to wait 24hours for another flight? that's insane! why didn't they help us get another flight with a different airline? Whatever happened to helping the customer?"
Cons: "At check-in I got surprising charge of $55 for my CARRY-ON!! Also, most cramped seats I've ever encountered."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"
Cons: "every little thing is an additional cost"
Pros: "Price. Schedule."
Cons: "Seats dont recline"
Pros: "Wheelchair service for my 86 year old mother; very efficient"
Cons: "High fees for checked bags"
Pros: "I liked tat the plane was cold and well lit"
Cons: "I hated the website, very difficult to check in. Poor mobile compatibility. Check in at tempa was rude and the bag prices are out of control. The seats are entirely too small for a normal human and mine didn't even have a oickemr, just bungee cords. By the time you add a bag (which is a NECESSITY), the value of spirit airlines goes out the window. I'll never fky this company again."
Cons: "Fee for baggage is ridiculous. Fee for baggage is ridiculous. Fee for baggage is ridiculous."
Pros: "Seat 3D was larger size seat"
Cons: "Idiots seating behind me were loud"
Pros: "The only thing that I can say that I liked was the plane seemed some what new, and clean."
Cons: "There is not one thing to like about spirit, we have now travel twice with them. The first time was not good but it's only fare to give them a second chance. It's false to think there cheap they charge for everything eavan to check u in if u do not do it on line. The staff that we came in contact where cheap like the airline. In fact the cabin manger on the flight home was so rude and controlling I thought he mite of been a dictator I strongly advise every body that flys with them to look carefully at what they charge and what they do before u book your flight."
Pros: "Made the best of a bad weather delay!"
Pros: "Flight was cancelled due to maintenance issues. The same thing happened last time I flew with you, then I was stuck at the airport for 6 or 7 hours. This time the delay was 5 hours. I will never consider flying with Spirit again and have told everyone I know the same."
Pros: "price"
Cons: "tired of long flight"
Pros: "The cleanliness of the plane and also the flight crew was superb"
Cons: "The seating was very tight I'm not a large person but my knees were into the back of the person in front of me and the person in Backamoe their knees were in my back"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "We boarded late because the prior flight was late. We taxied out to a spot in the airport and sat for 3 hours. At 2 hours we got a small glass of water. We returned to the gate and the flight was canceled. We waited in line for an hour to get a refund.... there was absolutely nothing to like about this experience."
Pros: "Ridiculous prices for carry on bags!!!!!"
Cons: "Late boarding, lack of communication, terrible seat that did not recline"
Pros: "We arrived."
Cons: "Up charged for the baggage! Could have flown in a private jet for the same money! No entertainment! Seats did not recline!"
Pros: "Plain and simple nothing"
Cons: "Very poor service, always delayed or canceled. Plan on everything not going as planned. This is not the only time this has happened by any means. I will never use them again."
Pros: "This will b the last time I choose spirit. There was no communication with the staff about the delay."
Cons: "Spirit staff members seemed to b rude and had no clue about the delay. Very unprofessional"
Cons: "Surprise fees, felt like cattle being herded to a new location. Never flying spirit again. The cost difference is worth taking a different airline."
Pros: "I liked no delays, but this was my first time flying Spirit, I wont do it again."
Cons: "Spirit workers in the terminal at O'Hare we're very short-tempered, clearly making jokes about fellow passengers before boarding, very unprofessional while prompting any new information through loud speaker, continuously chatting, giggling, and cursing amongst one another. Unprofessional!"
Pros: "The entire process was flawless. Plane was extremely clean, flight attendants very nice, even funny and mocking themselves a bit considering Spirit charges for EVERYTHING! The key to flying Spirit and not getting hit with large additional charges is to understand whats expected of you as far as baggage. Get this right and the rest of the experience is better than any other airline Ive had the displeasure of flying over the past 15 years. Apparently all passengers on this flight were well aware of the baggage limitations as boarding and exiting the plane once in Tampa went VERY quickly and rather than passengers getting bent out of shape during this process everyone was smiling! Havent seen this...ever!"
Cons: "Wish there was a Wifi option on the flight. Spirit charges for everything and this would have been another revenue stream for them and I guarantee most passengers would have used it and paid the $5-10 for access to the internet."
Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "having to pay for even first bag and pay for reserved seatt"
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