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  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $122 or less one-way and $185 or less round-trip.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

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Frontier
Overall score based on 39,638 reviews
6.4
Boarding
5.4
Comfort
6.8
Crew
4.6
Entertainment
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Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Very comfy. Got in early."
Cons: "Need The Rona to be done already! No in-flight service"

Cons: "Don't do it. Don't fly Frontier. Business model does not provide real training for the staff. No contingency plans for aircraft failures; no training for staff to handle day-to-day normal flights variances (aka, downed aircraft, weather, airport delays). Had three delayed flights trying to leave out of the same gate, instead of separating angry, tired, hungry passengers, they kept them all in the same gate which heightened tensions. Potential crisis situation only made worse."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "At least let the people with no baggage go 1st"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Politeness and actually hidden bag prices"

Pros: "Nothing"

Pros: "Delays"

Cons: "Not charging for every single thing. Don’t like the smaller arm rest as it allowed even less space to keep the person next to me from touching me."

Pros: "Inexpensive and convenient"

Cons: "Sardine-like seating"

Pros: "Comfortable and affordable"
Cons: "None"

Pros: "Everything well"

Pros: "The friendly staff made up for the other stuff."
Cons: "need more room."

Pros: "Great team, friendly, courteous."
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Not much"

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "That Airline stole clothes out of the luagage"

Pros: "Quick simple"

Cons: "Uncomfortable seating and can't be adjusted at all"

Pros: "NA"
Cons: "Frontier just lost this customer for life. I'll pay a hundred dollars more to fly United. Getting socked in the face and drug out of my seat by the SS sounds more appealing than ever flying with Frontier again."

Cons: "No food"

Cons: "The seat doesn't recline on Frontier Airlines."

Cons: "Uncomfortable flight."

Pros: "Perfect landing"
Cons: "No wifi"

Pros: "Happy energetic voice of pilot"
Cons: "Plane left an hour late."

Cons: "The check-in process at DIA was very disorganized. And 2 hours just to check-in is way too long."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Delay after delay after delay"

Pros: "I liked it"
Cons: "I wanted a window seat"

Pros: "Best value.. affordable and most convenient"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "^"
Cons: "^"

Cons: "Delayed"

Cons: "Na"

Cons: "Everything"

Cons: "Lost my bag, enough said"

Cons: "Mechanical issue with the plane was reported the night before and not looked at until next morning after all passages had to be boarded. This caused all passengers to have to be unloaded and wait numerous hours before knowing if/when we were leaving. They passed out a handful of breakfast voucher then stopped until about an hour later they gave the rest of us our vouchers."

Pros: "Check in was done quickly"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Same as above"

Cons: "To cold on airplane and no complimentary soda"

Cons: "Paid (twice!) for a carry on that wasn't a carry-on (backpack personal). I wish it described it better on the website."

Cons: "Turbulence"

Pros: "Once I found out I have to for everything from carry on to water there was nothing to like about booking on Frontier."

Pros: "Saa"
Cons: "Saa"

Cons: "Late 21/2 hours waited another 30 minutes to shuttle inn"

Pros: "Plane in good condition and relatively comfortable"
Cons: "Was an hour late taking off"

Pros: "overall it was good."
Cons: "I HATE the bag fees"

Pros: "Great company, good service, no complaints"
Cons: "You have to pay for food"

Pros: "Services and very good pilot !!!"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Helpful employees"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Smooth landing."
Cons: "The added charges for my self contained firearms."

Cons: "No free soft drinks.."

Pros: "We were delayed 4 hrs."
Cons: "."

Pros: "Clean, fast, efficient!"

Pros: "The crew was very energetic."
Cons: "Spirit does not offer a complimentary cup of water, that should be changed."

Pros: "Easy process"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Because of Spirit airlines I was not able to get on my first flight therefore I couldn’t make this flight. And they’re not taking any responsibility that there was a domino effect because of the first flight being missed."

Pros: "Staff on plane very friendly and pleasant."
Cons: "Charge for water"

Pros: "In flight crew actually made people listen to the pilot. Boarding was fast and simple."
Cons: "Plane and seats to firm and to small. A sensor went down so they decided to hand write information from the tower."

Pros: "The people I was sitting next to."
Cons: "I didn't like the fact that it for delayed, the fact that the airplane was HOT when we boarded and I absolutely hates how loud the flight attendants were. It seemed as if they were slamming things in the back. Terrible experience!"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Overall very well for first flight with spirit"
Cons: "I’m 5’9 and very skinny, yet still no leg space."

Cons: "we always travel by spirit and as always we use the same bag , my husband went to Texas by spirit 2 weeks ago whit that bag and they didn't charge anything but in the trip back to LA they charge $65.00 and it was the same bag he traveled from LA to Texas, in conclusion we are not longer continue traveling by spirit because you don't standarly charge for baggage, sometimes you charge sometimes you dont and when you make your random charges the fee for traveling with you is the same fee for traveling with any other airline."

Pros: "Boarding process"
Cons: "cramped seats"

Pros: "Flight was very smooth"
Cons: "Seat was very uncomfortable"

Pros: "The flight attendants were very pleasant"
Cons: "The counter to check in was a mob. 400 people in a line to drop off bags being serviced by 2 agents. What a joke People Stood in line for 2 hours just to drop bags. They had more people directing people to lines than they had serving people Once on the plane the flight crew was very nice"

Pros: "Boarding was great! We did not buy food or access entertainment so cannot rate that. Overall, our trip was smooth."
Cons: "It would not hurt to offer a cup of water. I brought a bottle with me. However, for the elderly or small children or those with medical issues, this could be a problem. Also, the plane was very cold even with the vents completely closed. After three hours of a cold draft, I developed a sore throat and I had a jacket and sweater!"

Pros: "i am pregnant and the flight attendant was so sweet to give me a free ginger ale and continued to check on me because i was getting very sick on the plane right. great service."

Pros: "Honestly, nothing."
Cons: "Flight was supposed to leave at 830 am but didn't leave until 1130 because they didn't have enough crew for us to board. Lack of planning in your part does not make this okay. Finally board and there is trash and gum in some of the seats from the previous flight as well. Crew was very nice."

Cons: "i arrived airport 50 mins early and still missed the fight. Cant check in with machine,and spirit agent takes 20 mins to check in. And the security gate istooks forever,they dont even open the empty prority lane for tons waiting there. No jump even i explain i am runing late. poor attitute!"

Pros: "Helpful CSA"
Cons: "Subpar everything and big fees"

Pros: "The tickets were cheap."
Cons: "Baggage fees were expensive and seats were small with no elbow room. No free drinks and the pilots made a few crazy maneuvers on take off."

Cons: "Delay caused me to miss this flight, rented a car to drive last leg of trip, got home at 2:00AM"

Pros: "The crew was enthusiastic and pleasant despite the schedule change."
Cons: "Our flight was delayed over 6 hrs"

Cons: "They had horrible customer service. They wouldn't let us on to our flight because we were 30 minutes before our departure time. They wouldn't EVEN PRINT OUT OUR PASSES to let us try. Our entire trip was ruined. They tried to get us to pay 300$ to pay for a flight with connections. Unbelievable never flying spirit again."

Pros: "I liked the spacious seats."
Cons: "I didn't like that Spirit charged so much for checked bags as well as not offering complimentary waters/drinks on the plane. I felt short-changed."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Cons: "Service before hand"

Pros: "New plane"
Cons: "Counter service below average"

Pros: "not much"
Cons: "a lot"

Cons: "I am a Spirit member and I did not like that the website clearly states that if the luggage fits within the box you do not have to pay to carry it on...mine did fit, yet I had to pay $55.00 to carry on. I did not receive credit for the mileage and when I called to get that corrected I was put on hold for 25 minutes before I hung up. I think that $2.00 for a 6 oz. cup of coffee is ridiculous and to get the attention of a flight attendant was not worth the time. Bottom line, you get what you pay for. The next flight I book will be with a reputable airline that may price the flight a little higher, BUT will be upfront about luggage fees, provide incidentals and hopefully not treat me like I'm a burden."

Pros: "The leg room in first class"

Cons: "Good"

Pros: "On our flight back from Dallas, we must have been on a newer Spirit Airlines flight. There is GREAT leg room, small trays, and the person in front of you could not lean back into your lap (which I REALLY hate). It was the best coach flight I've ever been on. Thanks for the changes Spirit!"
Cons: "They charge you for EVERYTHING! Luggage, drinks, food, and soon they will be charging for oxygen. (you read it here first) jk This wasn't terrible, but it was the only thing I could think of."

Pros: "only the price"

Pros: "Well we landed in our destination so that was good"
Cons: "- gave me the wrong ticket at checkin - armed guards boarded the plane and removed a passenger - We then had to deplane and rescan - Bumpy ride and terrible seats - 100 bucks if you need to check a bag at the gate"

Pros: "The boarding was fast and easy and we left a few minutes early."
Cons: "The ticket was cheap but it didn't include your seat. To pick your seat was extra. Carry ons are more than luggage. There's no beverages or snacks, everything costs money."

Pros: "Ticket prices, Crews very Open friendly altitude."

Pros: "I had to wait for an assigned seat and I got front row"
Cons: "Departure delays"

Pros: "I like the fare and the credit. Card offers."
Cons: "Didnt like you had to pay for watet?"

Cons: "NO, Snacks or drinks on plane, had to pay,wrong"

Pros: "Yes"
Cons: "Na"

Pros: "The most memorable was the cute stretching exercise the stewardess had us do at landing. We all got a good laugh. I enjoyed my trip back home. The Captain kept us informed of things alone the way...(I haven't heard that being done in a while) I was happy that has started back up, and he got us there early. I love flying Spirit."
Cons: "How sooooo many seats have become a price to pay now to sit on the plane, and they don't even recline."

Pros: "The plane was clean and new. The boarding was very easy and having to pay for carry on bags eliminates a lot of the overhead bin hassle you get on most airlines."
Cons: "The crew was interesting. If anyone got up while the fasten seatbelt light was on they were quick to get on the speaker system or tell that person the sign was on. Our flight wasn't even rough. Also, they cram the seats in the plane but it isn't a secret. Just know to upgrade to and exit row or the big front seats if you are 5' 10" or taller. Also, if you like to sleep on the plane be sure to get a window seat."

Pros: "The flight was not so bad. It is up to its value what we pay for. The small personal baggage is good enough for us to carry clothes for a week."
Cons: "Nothing in specific , everything was normal and am happy about the flight."

Pros: "The smoothest flight ever. Everybody was friendly and helpful. The boarding was fast. This airline is cheap cause they offer the bare prices. Which does not include all that. Just like life if you want more you pay more. I love spirit"
Cons: "The seat don't recline but I'm y'all and have a lot of leg room."

Cons: "First time to take Spirit. Wasn't aware of bag policy and would not have flown this flight if I had known."

Pros: "Everything except the 1 hour departure delay"
Cons: "Multiple delays for fixes while at gate then again on tarmac"

Cons: "Too small of seats. It felt like I was sitting in a baby chair."

Pros: "The man at the counter was nice enough to upgrade my seat after seeing I was military and had to pay an insane amount for my baggage."
Cons: "I am NOT saying that the military deserves hand outs. We don't, we just do our jobs. I do however feel that the baggage fees were ridiculous. I have never flown with an airline that charges for the overhead bin.The money you "save" on a plane ticket is all added back on with the baggage fees The crew did not appear to be enjoying their flight, which during holidays can be stressful and I understand that, but this is their job. My flight to Texas was absolutely awful, I had children yelling obnoxiously behind me and even the stewardesses noticed, but they didn't say anything even after witnessing the child kicking the back of my seat repeatedly. One of the bathrooms was also out so there was a line of people down the isle. I personally did not like knowing that a bathroom was out of order because it made me wonder, what else was wrong with the plane? I will NOT ever be flying with spirit again."

Pros: "leg room"
Cons: "too much for bagging >they dont have a military discount. >they charged $110 for bagging and said they don't care if i'm military i don't get a discount RIP OFF!!!! DONT RESPECT TROOPS!!"

Pros: "They charge me $100 at the gate, for my carry on bag wi"
Cons: "The most expensive flight, because they charge $100 at the gate for carry on bags. I will never recommend flying with them"

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