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Low Season:
February
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High Season:
June
Most popular time to fly
10%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$307
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$248
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from Denver International to Chicago

Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches
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Top tips for Finding a Cheap Flight

The cheapest flight from Denver International to Chicago was found 33 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be May, June and July. The cheapest month to fly is February.
Morning departure is around 25% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Denver International to Chicago Flights

How long does a flight from Denver International to Chicago take?
An average nonstop flight takes 2h 21m, covering a distance of 900 miles.
How many flights are there between Denver International and Chicago?
There are 1,096 (nonstop) flights between Denver International and Chicago per week, averaging 159 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Denver International to Chicago?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Frontier ($67), Multiple Airlines ($73) and United ($79).
Do I need a passport to fly between Denver International and Chicago?
No.
Which airlines fly most frequently between Denver International and Chicago?
Air Canada (27 times daily), United (23 times daily), SAS (21 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly Denver International to Chicago?
For Denver International to Chicago, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Chicago back to Denver International, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Saturday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from Denver International to Chicago (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
Denver
$67
only
$67
Destination
Chicago
$67
only
$67
Thu, Jan 25
DEN
ORD
2h 38m
Tue, Jan 30
ORD
DEN
2h 46m
Trip: 6 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 285 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
DEN
ORD
Okay 4.8

The crew was nice and they were apologetic. I know it wasn't their fault. They gave status updates every 15 minutes but in the end they were generally 'wrong'. Some people were angry about this but it wasn't their fault. How could it be? They were just repeating what they were told. It's not their fault that their organizers told them incorrect stuff. I sympathized with them more than I usually would because some passengers were such jerks to them. I appreciate that they were keeping us in the loop. We basically knew as much as they knew. It made me feel like we were all in this bad situation together, which we were. They wanted to get home, too. That was the right way to handle this. The actual flight was uneventful. Plane was clean. Seats were about as comfortable as you would expect for the price.

Where to begin. It was delayed 1.5 hours, then we boarded, waited maybe 30 minutes, then we UNBOARDED because they needed a new plane, then it was delayed AGAIN. When we finally landed in Chicago we were about 5 hours behind schedule. I feel bad for the crew because they were left dealing with angry passengers, I know it wasn't their fault. Just poor corporate planning. In addition I did have a truly mind boggling experience with an employee. We were lined up for our first boarding, in a huge line, having waited for 1.5 hours, and suddenly a woman with multiple bags cut in line. I said "Excuse me ma'am but there IS a line" and she smiled and said "Oh, sorry, I'm an employee". I apologized and she cut everyone and boarded. That's when I realized that she was NOT WORKING THE FLIGHT. She was just using her privilege to cut in line. She cut in front and saved maybe 5 minutes. I mean, why bother. Why bother pissing off paying customers to save 5 minutes. People around me were so angry. Then she got on the flight and held everything up because she needed to load her 4 pieces of luggage into the overhead bin, taking up an entire bin. Flight crew actually moved people's bags to accommodate her. And one of her bags was a full sized suitcase that would never have been allowed if she wasn't an employee. Simply ridiculous, the only thing saving her was that there were open seats. She was not taking a seat from a paying customer. I would say that I wouldn't fly Frontier again but honestly all of the companies suck so I don't know who to pick. Every airline has some story or another of crappy customer service. I wish the barrier for entry wasn't so high so that competitors could swoop in....as much as I dislike the Elon Musk's of the world it would be great if some billionaire swooped in with their money and made an airline that actually worked.

DEN
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Friendliness and being professional

DEN
ORD
Mediocre 3.3

I liked the stewardess. She was nice.

I pay for my ticket and then there is fees for days!!! Charge me what you will for the ticket but all these after fees are disgusting. You should be ashamed for yourself Frontier you filthy animal...

DEN
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Over 5 hour delay and no accommodation. We received a lousy $10 food voucher yet everything in the airport is at least $12. Never flying Frontier again.

DEN
ORD
Excellent 10.0

On time. Very organized.

Sat, Feb 3
DEN
ORD
2h 38m
Tue, Mar 13
ORD
DEN
2h 44m
Trip: 38 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Wed, Apr 11
DEN
ORD
2h 26m
Sat, Apr 14
ORD
DEN
2h 46m
Trip: 4 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 177 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
DEN
ORD
Good 6.3

The flight attendant

United in general

DEN
ORD
Excellent 9.3

Flight was cold-air blowing that I could not turn off

DEN
ORD
Okay 4.6

It was fine

DEN
ORD
Okay 4.6

Nice staff.

I know you need to make money. But really, passengers are unable to move once seated. If you drop something on the floor you are out of luck. It's like a straight jacket in those seats.

DEN
ORD
Good 6.6

On time for once

Cost of the flights + baggage

Thu, May 17
DEN
ORD
2h 33m
Sat, May 19
ORD
DEN
2h 42m
Trip: 3 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 48 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
DEN
ORD
Good 7.0

Quick and easy boarding

Uncomfortable seats

DEN
ORD
Good 6.0

There was nothing too bad other than I wasn't able to check in online bc our first leg of the flight was operated by American Airlines. But there wasn't anything that really stood out that would make me want to fly them again other than it was the best price.

DEN
ORD
Good 6.6

The crew was awesome.

You guys lost our luggage!

DEN
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Comfortable seats, good legroom.

Not enough coffee for breakfast.

DEN
ORD
Good 7.6

All good, except poor prep on food

As above

Fri, Feb 2
DEN
ORD
2h 25m
Wed, Feb 7
ORD
DEN
2h 51m
Trip: 6 days
5.4OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.4 Okay
Based on 330 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
DEN
ORD
Excellent 8.3

Smooth flight

Nothoing

DEN
ORD
Excellent 9.0

no wifi

DEN
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Very crowded airplane, no room for legs and I'm short, chairs do not recline, expensive to check in bags and they lost my friend's luggage without any proper explanation.

DEN
ORD
Good 7.3

The crew was excellent! lively and engaging, they really paid attention to their customers.

The seats in the middle of the plane were packed SO tight that we couldn't open our laptop all the way :(

DEN
ORD
Excellent 9.3

On time

Seats pitch very uncomfortable. Hate paying for carry on. Landed at O'Hare to a series of steps, 3 flights with the carry on I paid for. Had to get off plane outside.

Sat, Jan 27
DEN
ORD
2h 38m
Tue, Jan 30
ORD
DEN
2h 44m
Trip: 4 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 285 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
DEN
ORD
Okay 4.8

The crew was nice and they were apologetic. I know it wasn't their fault. They gave status updates every 15 minutes but in the end they were generally 'wrong'. Some people were angry about this but it wasn't their fault. How could it be? They were just repeating what they were told. It's not their fault that their organizers told them incorrect stuff. I sympathized with them more than I usually would because some passengers were such jerks to them. I appreciate that they were keeping us in the loop. We basically knew as much as they knew. It made me feel like we were all in this bad situation together, which we were. They wanted to get home, too. That was the right way to handle this. The actual flight was uneventful. Plane was clean. Seats were about as comfortable as you would expect for the price.

Where to begin. It was delayed 1.5 hours, then we boarded, waited maybe 30 minutes, then we UNBOARDED because they needed a new plane, then it was delayed AGAIN. When we finally landed in Chicago we were about 5 hours behind schedule. I feel bad for the crew because they were left dealing with angry passengers, I know it wasn't their fault. Just poor corporate planning. In addition I did have a truly mind boggling experience with an employee. We were lined up for our first boarding, in a huge line, having waited for 1.5 hours, and suddenly a woman with multiple bags cut in line. I said "Excuse me ma'am but there IS a line" and she smiled and said "Oh, sorry, I'm an employee". I apologized and she cut everyone and boarded. That's when I realized that she was NOT WORKING THE FLIGHT. She was just using her privilege to cut in line. She cut in front and saved maybe 5 minutes. I mean, why bother. Why bother pissing off paying customers to save 5 minutes. People around me were so angry. Then she got on the flight and held everything up because she needed to load her 4 pieces of luggage into the overhead bin, taking up an entire bin. Flight crew actually moved people's bags to accommodate her. And one of her bags was a full sized suitcase that would never have been allowed if she wasn't an employee. Simply ridiculous, the only thing saving her was that there were open seats. She was not taking a seat from a paying customer. I would say that I wouldn't fly Frontier again but honestly all of the companies suck so I don't know who to pick. Every airline has some story or another of crappy customer service. I wish the barrier for entry wasn't so high so that competitors could swoop in....as much as I dislike the Elon Musk's of the world it would be great if some billionaire swooped in with their money and made an airline that actually worked.

DEN
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Didn't get beat up or dragged off flight so better than United

Woman at gate unable to provider updates with when delayed inbound flight be there and when we would be boarding Crew unable to provider estimate with new landing time so that we could update our ground pickup at destination Front bathroom broken on a 40+ row flight! Incredibly inconvenient for passengers towards front especially when they have their snack/drink cart out which no one wants anything from anyway because it all costs money. Get that out of the way! One attendant was rude to my wife and son when they were trying to get to the rear bathrooms. Crew did not know which baggage claim our bags would be at. Won't make the mistake of flying Frontier again because it's cheaper (rude service, delayed flights, no refreshments = cheaper). I recommend other travelers splurge for any other airline (maybe not United)

DEN
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

nothing

we got delayed for 4 hours

DEN
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

The flight was delayed with no warning at the time of boarding and then 5 people had to offer to switch flights. When I did I was promised a seat on an early flight but by the time I reached customer service they didn't have a seat for me and I was bumped again to a much later flight causing me to miss work.

DEN
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Flight delayed twice for a total of 5 hours and never once received a text or email about either delay nor was I contacted for food vouchers I just happened to go up to the desk and they gave it to me.

Wed, Feb 7
DEN
ORD
2h 38m
Tue, Mar 13
ORD
DEN
2h 44m
Trip: 34 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Fri, Feb 2
DEN
ORD
2h 38m
Tue, Feb 6
ORD
DEN
2h 44m
Trip: 5 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 285 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
DEN
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Flight delayed twice for a total of 5 hours and never once received a text or email about either delay nor was I contacted for food vouchers I just happened to go up to the desk and they gave it to me.

DEN
ORD
Okay 4.8

The crew was nice and they were apologetic. I know it wasn't their fault. They gave status updates every 15 minutes but in the end they were generally 'wrong'. Some people were angry about this but it wasn't their fault. How could it be? They were just repeating what they were told. It's not their fault that their organizers told them incorrect stuff. I sympathized with them more than I usually would because some passengers were such jerks to them. I appreciate that they were keeping us in the loop. We basically knew as much as they knew. It made me feel like we were all in this bad situation together, which we were. They wanted to get home, too. That was the right way to handle this. The actual flight was uneventful. Plane was clean. Seats were about as comfortable as you would expect for the price.

Where to begin. It was delayed 1.5 hours, then we boarded, waited maybe 30 minutes, then we UNBOARDED because they needed a new plane, then it was delayed AGAIN. When we finally landed in Chicago we were about 5 hours behind schedule. I feel bad for the crew because they were left dealing with angry passengers, I know it wasn't their fault. Just poor corporate planning. In addition I did have a truly mind boggling experience with an employee. We were lined up for our first boarding, in a huge line, having waited for 1.5 hours, and suddenly a woman with multiple bags cut in line. I said "Excuse me ma'am but there IS a line" and she smiled and said "Oh, sorry, I'm an employee". I apologized and she cut everyone and boarded. That's when I realized that she was NOT WORKING THE FLIGHT. She was just using her privilege to cut in line. She cut in front and saved maybe 5 minutes. I mean, why bother. Why bother pissing off paying customers to save 5 minutes. People around me were so angry. Then she got on the flight and held everything up because she needed to load her 4 pieces of luggage into the overhead bin, taking up an entire bin. Flight crew actually moved people's bags to accommodate her. And one of her bags was a full sized suitcase that would never have been allowed if she wasn't an employee. Simply ridiculous, the only thing saving her was that there were open seats. She was not taking a seat from a paying customer. I would say that I wouldn't fly Frontier again but honestly all of the companies suck so I don't know who to pick. Every airline has some story or another of crappy customer service. I wish the barrier for entry wasn't so high so that competitors could swoop in....as much as I dislike the Elon Musk's of the world it would be great if some billionaire swooped in with their money and made an airline that actually worked.

DEN
ORD
Excellent 8.6

on time and efficient

gave me seat in row 30 when other seats were empty

DEN
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Friendliness and being professional

DEN
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Over 5 hour delay and no accommodation. We received a lousy $10 food voucher yet everything in the airport is at least $12. Never flying Frontier again.

Wed, Apr 18
DEN
ORD
2h 26m
Wed, Apr 25
ORD
DEN
2h 33m
Trip: 8 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 177 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
DEN
ORD
Excellent 8.0

United representatives were friendly.

TSA at Denver was the worst I have ever experienced in all my years of flying - they closed down lanes despite incredibly long lines winding around the entire floor of of the security areas, their staff was rude and the lines moved incredibly slowly - mostly because they seemed understaffed and unconcerned with anything other than themselves.

DEN
ORD
Good 6.3

The flight attendant

United in general

DEN
ORD
Excellent 8.6

Everything.

DEN
ORD
Okay 4.6

It was fine

DEN
ORD
Excellent 9.0

Airport person with wheelchair at Denver was extremely helpful getting a disabled co-travelor from gate b85 to gate b28 in record time to catch the flight to Chicago. A BIG Thank You to the agent in charge of boarding for getting the three of us sitting together.

The direct tv screen couldn’t be shutoff. With a plan as big as a 757 there should be a beverage cart per section of the aircraft otherwise passengers at the far end are wondering why they’re being left out.

Tue, Feb 13
DEN
ORD
2h 38m
Sat, Feb 24
ORD
DEN
2h 42m
Trip: 12 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, Feb 3
DEN
ORD
2h 38m
Tue, Feb 6
ORD
DEN
2h 44m
Trip: 4 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 285 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
DEN
ORD
Okay 5.3

Low cost

They make you pay for everything. Even peanuts. No entertainment.

DEN
ORD
Excellent 8.6

on time and efficient

gave me seat in row 30 when other seats were empty

DEN
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Friendliness and being professional

DEN
ORD
Okay 4.8

The crew was nice and they were apologetic. I know it wasn't their fault. They gave status updates every 15 minutes but in the end they were generally 'wrong'. Some people were angry about this but it wasn't their fault. How could it be? They were just repeating what they were told. It's not their fault that their organizers told them incorrect stuff. I sympathized with them more than I usually would because some passengers were such jerks to them. I appreciate that they were keeping us in the loop. We basically knew as much as they knew. It made me feel like we were all in this bad situation together, which we were. They wanted to get home, too. That was the right way to handle this. The actual flight was uneventful. Plane was clean. Seats were about as comfortable as you would expect for the price.

Where to begin. It was delayed 1.5 hours, then we boarded, waited maybe 30 minutes, then we UNBOARDED because they needed a new plane, then it was delayed AGAIN. When we finally landed in Chicago we were about 5 hours behind schedule. I feel bad for the crew because they were left dealing with angry passengers, I know it wasn't their fault. Just poor corporate planning. In addition I did have a truly mind boggling experience with an employee. We were lined up for our first boarding, in a huge line, having waited for 1.5 hours, and suddenly a woman with multiple bags cut in line. I said "Excuse me ma'am but there IS a line" and she smiled and said "Oh, sorry, I'm an employee". I apologized and she cut everyone and boarded. That's when I realized that she was NOT WORKING THE FLIGHT. She was just using her privilege to cut in line. She cut in front and saved maybe 5 minutes. I mean, why bother. Why bother pissing off paying customers to save 5 minutes. People around me were so angry. Then she got on the flight and held everything up because she needed to load her 4 pieces of luggage into the overhead bin, taking up an entire bin. Flight crew actually moved people's bags to accommodate her. And one of her bags was a full sized suitcase that would never have been allowed if she wasn't an employee. Simply ridiculous, the only thing saving her was that there were open seats. She was not taking a seat from a paying customer. I would say that I wouldn't fly Frontier again but honestly all of the companies suck so I don't know who to pick. Every airline has some story or another of crappy customer service. I wish the barrier for entry wasn't so high so that competitors could swoop in....as much as I dislike the Elon Musk's of the world it would be great if some billionaire swooped in with their money and made an airline that actually worked.

DEN
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

The flight was delayed with no warning at the time of boarding and then 5 people had to offer to switch flights. When I did I was promised a seat on an early flight but by the time I reached customer service they didn't have a seat for me and I was bumped again to a much later flight causing me to miss work.

Sat, Apr 21
DEN
ORD
2h 21m
Wed, Apr 25
ORD
DEN
2h 33m
Trip: 5 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 177 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
DEN
ORD
Excellent 9.0

Airport person with wheelchair at Denver was extremely helpful getting a disabled co-travelor from gate b85 to gate b28 in record time to catch the flight to Chicago. A BIG Thank You to the agent in charge of boarding for getting the three of us sitting together.

The direct tv screen couldn’t be shutoff. With a plan as big as a 757 there should be a beverage cart per section of the aircraft otherwise passengers at the far end are wondering why they’re being left out.

DEN
ORD
Excellent 8.6

Everything.

DEN
ORD
Good 7.3

No food or entertainment

DEN
ORD
Okay 4.6

It was fine

DEN
ORD
Good 6.3

The flight attendant

United in general

Wed, Feb 14
DEN
ORD
2h 38m
Sat, Feb 24
ORD
DEN
2h 42m
Trip: 11 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat, May 19
DEN
ORD
2h 25m
Mon, May 21
ORD
DEN
2h 41m
Trip: 3 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 48 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
DEN
ORD
Excellent 8.6

Great crew with an attention to details!

40 min late and a bumpy ride the whole time but good flight

DEN
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Easy flight, friendly crew.

Girl next to me being sick the whole time

DEN
ORD
Good 6.6

The crew was awesome.

You guys lost our luggage!

DEN
ORD
Excellent 8.0

Everything ran smoothly despite turbulence and bad weather, thanks to the crew.

Seating is even more cramped than I'm used to, and everything outside of a drink and a biscuit is extra money.

DEN
ORD
Good 6.0

There was nothing too bad other than I wasn't able to check in online bc our first leg of the flight was operated by American Airlines. But there wasn't anything that really stood out that would make me want to fly them again other than it was the best price.

Wed, Feb 7
DEN
ORD
2h 38m
Tue, Feb 13
ORD
DEN
2h 46m
Trip: 7 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 285 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
DEN
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

Over 5 hour delay and no accommodation. We received a lousy $10 food voucher yet everything in the airport is at least $12. Never flying Frontier again.

DEN
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

nothing

we got delayed for 4 hours

DEN
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Didn't get beat up or dragged off flight so better than United

Woman at gate unable to provider updates with when delayed inbound flight be there and when we would be boarding Crew unable to provider estimate with new landing time so that we could update our ground pickup at destination Front bathroom broken on a 40+ row flight! Incredibly inconvenient for passengers towards front especially when they have their snack/drink cart out which no one wants anything from anyway because it all costs money. Get that out of the way! One attendant was rude to my wife and son when they were trying to get to the rear bathrooms. Crew did not know which baggage claim our bags would be at. Won't make the mistake of flying Frontier again because it's cheaper (rude service, delayed flights, no refreshments = cheaper). I recommend other travelers splurge for any other airline (maybe not United)

DEN
ORD
Mediocre 3.3

I liked the stewardess. She was nice.

I pay for my ticket and then there is fees for days!!! Charge me what you will for the ticket but all these after fees are disgusting. You should be ashamed for yourself Frontier you filthy animal...

DEN
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Friendliness and being professional

Tue, Apr 24
DEN
ORD
2h 23m
Wed, Apr 25
ORD
DEN
2h 33m
Trip: 2 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 177 reviews
Overall
7.2
Boarding
7.4
Comfort
6.9
Crew
7.7
Entertainment
6.5
Food
6.4
DEN
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

lost my luggage

DEN
ORD
Excellent 9.3

Flight was cold-air blowing that I could not turn off

DEN
ORD
Excellent 9.0

Airport person with wheelchair at Denver was extremely helpful getting a disabled co-travelor from gate b85 to gate b28 in record time to catch the flight to Chicago. A BIG Thank You to the agent in charge of boarding for getting the three of us sitting together.

The direct tv screen couldn’t be shutoff. With a plan as big as a 757 there should be a beverage cart per section of the aircraft otherwise passengers at the far end are wondering why they’re being left out.

DEN
ORD
Good 6.3

The flight attendant

United in general

DEN
ORD
Okay 4.6

Nice staff.

I know you need to make money. But really, passengers are unable to move once seated. If you drop something on the floor you are out of luck. It's like a straight jacket in those seats.

Thu, Feb 8
DEN
ORD
2h 25m
Sat, Feb 10
ORD
DEN
2h 51m
Trip: 3 days
5.4OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.4 Okay
Based on 330 reviews
Overall
5.7
Boarding
6.0
Comfort
5.3
Crew
6.4
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.6
DEN
ORD
Mediocre 3.3

Nothing

Once you add in the cost for bags, water, a seat assignment, etc., you've paid just as much as you would on any other airline, BUT you're still stuck with ridiculously tiny, cramped, uncomfortable seats that don't recline, are too narrow, and too close together. Spirit tries to make you believe they are a low cost option, but it's actually a rip off. I should receive 50% of my fare returned to me for the 50% of my seat that was unavailable for me to use because the guy next to me took up his seat plus half of mine. This is because Spirit had its planes designed with more seats crammed in to a small space than the other airlines have. They claim this is what allows them to offer lower fares, but now I have to see a chiropractor because of the twisted position I had to sit in for 4 hours.

DEN
ORD
Excellent 10.0

The flight was on time and the flight crew were very pleasant and helpful.

DEN
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

My flight was delayed 3 hours on the way out to Denver and they completely cancelled my flight without notifying me. Was not reimbursed. Will never fly spirit again.

DEN
ORD
Good 6.0

Good flight.

DEN
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Nothing

I scheduled to fly Denver -> Chicago -> Fort Lauderdale. They cancelled my flight and put me on a terrible flight (Denver -> LA -> Fort Lauderdale) without telling me. So I cancelled their new itinerary for me and flew southwest. Spirit sucks.

Sat, Jan 27
DEN
ORD
2h 31m
Wed, Jan 31
ORD
DEN
7h 42m
Trip: 5 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 48 reviews
Overall
7.3
Boarding
7.5
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
DEN
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Comfortable seats, good legroom.

Not enough coffee for breakfast.

DEN
ORD
Good 7.6

All good, except poor prep on food

As above

DEN
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Easy flight, friendly crew.

Girl next to me being sick the whole time

DEN
ORD
Good 7.3

This was a BA flight on an American Airlines plane. Very small crowded and uncomfortable. My husband is 6'2" and barely fit in the seat.

DEN
ORD
Excellent 8.6

Great crew with an attention to details!

40 min late and a bumpy ride the whole time but good flight

Sat, Jan 20
DEN
ORD
2h 27m
Sat, Jan 27
ORD
DEN
2h 44m
Trip: 8 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Tue, Jan 23
DEN
ORD
2h 38m
Tue, Jan 30
ORD
DEN
2h 44m
Trip: 8 days
5.6OkayShow reviews
Overall 5.6 Okay
Based on 285 reviews
Overall
5.9
Boarding
6.4
Comfort
5.4
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
4.5
Food
4.7
DEN
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Friendliness and being professional

DEN
ORD
Okay 4.8

The crew was nice and they were apologetic. I know it wasn't their fault. They gave status updates every 15 minutes but in the end they were generally 'wrong'. Some people were angry about this but it wasn't their fault. How could it be? They were just repeating what they were told. It's not their fault that their organizers told them incorrect stuff. I sympathized with them more than I usually would because some passengers were such jerks to them. I appreciate that they were keeping us in the loop. We basically knew as much as they knew. It made me feel like we were all in this bad situation together, which we were. They wanted to get home, too. That was the right way to handle this. The actual flight was uneventful. Plane was clean. Seats were about as comfortable as you would expect for the price.

Where to begin. It was delayed 1.5 hours, then we boarded, waited maybe 30 minutes, then we UNBOARDED because they needed a new plane, then it was delayed AGAIN. When we finally landed in Chicago we were about 5 hours behind schedule. I feel bad for the crew because they were left dealing with angry passengers, I know it wasn't their fault. Just poor corporate planning. In addition I did have a truly mind boggling experience with an employee. We were lined up for our first boarding, in a huge line, having waited for 1.5 hours, and suddenly a woman with multiple bags cut in line. I said "Excuse me ma'am but there IS a line" and she smiled and said "Oh, sorry, I'm an employee". I apologized and she cut everyone and boarded. That's when I realized that she was NOT WORKING THE FLIGHT. She was just using her privilege to cut in line. She cut in front and saved maybe 5 minutes. I mean, why bother. Why bother pissing off paying customers to save 5 minutes. People around me were so angry. Then she got on the flight and held everything up because she needed to load her 4 pieces of luggage into the overhead bin, taking up an entire bin. Flight crew actually moved people's bags to accommodate her. And one of her bags was a full sized suitcase that would never have been allowed if she wasn't an employee. Simply ridiculous, the only thing saving her was that there were open seats. She was not taking a seat from a paying customer. I would say that I wouldn't fly Frontier again but honestly all of the companies suck so I don't know who to pick. Every airline has some story or another of crappy customer service. I wish the barrier for entry wasn't so high so that competitors could swoop in....as much as I dislike the Elon Musk's of the world it would be great if some billionaire swooped in with their money and made an airline that actually worked.

DEN
ORD
Excellent 8.6

on time and efficient

gave me seat in row 30 when other seats were empty

DEN
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

The flight was delayed with no warning at the time of boarding and then 5 people had to offer to switch flights. When I did I was promised a seat on an early flight but by the time I reached customer service they didn't have a seat for me and I was bumped again to a much later flight causing me to miss work.

DEN
ORD
Mediocre 2.0

Didn't get beat up or dragged off flight so better than United

Woman at gate unable to provider updates with when delayed inbound flight be there and when we would be boarding Crew unable to provider estimate with new landing time so that we could update our ground pickup at destination Front bathroom broken on a 40+ row flight! Incredibly inconvenient for passengers towards front especially when they have their snack/drink cart out which no one wants anything from anyway because it all costs money. Get that out of the way! One attendant was rude to my wife and son when they were trying to get to the rear bathrooms. Crew did not know which baggage claim our bags would be at. Won't make the mistake of flying Frontier again because it's cheaper (rude service, delayed flights, no refreshments = cheaper). I recommend other travelers splurge for any other airline (maybe not United)

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Denver International to Chicago Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 2h 37m
Flights Arrive in Chicago
Flights Depart from Denver International
Flight Price $67
Distance 900 miles
Airlines Frontier, United, American Airlines, Spirit Airlines
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