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DEN — SAN
Oct 22 — Oct 291
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Low season

AugustBest time to beat the crowds with an average 25% drop in price.

High season

DecemberMost popular time to fly with an average 23% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$180(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$153or less

Good deal one-way

$83or less

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $83 or less one-way and $153 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from Denver to San Diego was found 13 days before departure, on average.
  • Book at least 1 week before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be November, December and January. The cheapest month to fly is August.
  • Morning departure is around 11% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
  • If you’re in the Front Range Urban Corridor or metropolitan Denver, you can use the Denver International Airport (DEN) to fly to San Diego, California.
  • At Denver International Airport, you can visit several restaurants, including Chick-fil-A at the B Gates Center Core, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream at A Gates Center Core, and Dazbog Coffee at C Gates near C47.
  • You can use free Wi-Fi at Denver International Airport. To connect, enable your wireless and locate “DEN Airport Free WiFi.”
  • There’s an Interfaith Chapel and Prayer Hall at the Denver International Airport in the Jeppesen Terminal, Level 6. It’s open 24h a day. You can join a Catholic Mass on Sundays at 1pm.
  • Fights from the Denver International Airport to San Diego land at the San Diego International Airport (SAN), which offers access to downtown San Diego and nearby areas.
  • For quick snacks, the San Diego International Airport offers vending machines located at Terminal 1 in the parking lot under the pedestrian bridge. Others are in Terminal 2 at the Parking Plaza in the lower level near the elevator cores.
  • For shoeshine services at San Diego International Airport, you can access the service at Terminal 2 East near Gate 23 or Terminal 2 West at the North Concourse. The shoeshine service is also available at Terminal 1 above the rotunda escalator.
  • Passengers can use luggage carts provided by Smarte Carte, which cost about $5 per cart. If you’re arriving in the International Arrivals area, the carts are free.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for booking flights from Denver to San Diego

  • Southwest, United Airlines and Air Canada have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Denver to San Diego. Confirm policies on booking site.

  • You can use three lactation rooms located post-security at Terminal 1 West Rotunda, second level, near the elevator. There’s also a room at Terminal 1 East Rotunda on the ground level after the security checkpoint. In Terminal 2, the lactation room is on the second level close to Gate 34-35. The rooms are fitted with a hand washing station, comfortable seating, artwork, electrical outlets, soft lighting, and a children’s seat.

  • Different airlines, including United Airlines and Frontier, fly nonstop from Denver International Airport to San Diego International Airport. Frontier also flies through the McCarran International Airport (LAS), but the flight could take longer. Book through KAYAK for details on different flights if you want to find the shortest route.

  • Yes, the Denver International Airport allows pets. To help you manage your pet, the airport offers a pet relief area in each concourse. There’s also one at the Jeppesen Terminal. The relief rooms are located post-security in the cores of A, B, and C Gates. All pet relief rooms have artificial turf flooring and a drainage system. There are disposal containers and bags.

  • Travelers who need special assistance can contact their airlines prior to the trip to request assistance. At the San Diego International Airport, all terminals are wheelchair accessible. You can find an accessible shuttle, and if you need help, there are telephones at the airport’s reservation boards.

  • Wi-Fi at the San Diego International Airport is available in 2h sessions. If you want to connect quickly, enable your device's wireless connection and search for #SANfreewifi, then connect. To use the service longer, you just need to log back in when the session expires.

  • The duration of a nonstop flight to San Diego from Denver is typically 2h 29m. The journey crosses a distance of 852 miles.

  • 54 direct flights run between Denver and San Diego on a daily basis. On average, there are about 382 departures each week.

  • In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets to San Diego from Denver were found on Spirit Airlines ($31) and Frontier ($44), and the lowest round-trip tickets were found on Spirit Airlines ($73) and Frontier ($84).

  • Even though you are not required to have a passport, keep in mind that an official ID is needed to board the airplane.

  • Denver and San Diego are connected by different airlines. The airlines that fly that route the most regularly are Southwest (16 flights per day, United Airlines (13 flights per day), and Air Canada (12 flights per day).

  • For Denver to San Diego, Saturday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Sunday is the most expensive. Flying from San Diego back to Denver, the best deals are generally found on Saturday, with Thursday being the most expensive.

  • When flying out of Denver you will be using Denver Intl. You will be landing at San Diego, also known as San Diego.

  • KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from Denver to San Diego.

  • KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to San Diego from Denver is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.

  • Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional round-trip ticket. You could then fly to San Diego with an airline and back to Denver with another airline.

  • Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to San Diego from Denver up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

Top 5 airlines serving Denver Intl to San Diego

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
8.3
Alaska AirlinesOverall score based on 29670 reviews
8.5Boarding
8.3Comfort
8.8Crew
7.9Entertainment
7.9Food
Airline reviews

The flight was delayed by almost 4 hours and we were not notified in advance. There was no meals on the flight, and we were also not notified of this until right before the flight.

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The flight was delayed by almost 4 hours and we were not notified in advance. There was no meals on the flight, and we were also not notified of this until right before the flight.

Snack is full of empty calories.

They were on time. Staff was professional and pleasant. Allowed me to have a carry on and select my seat. Very reasonable cost. Easy online check on and sms reminders. Will fly with them again.

The flight attendants were super friendly and attentive. I wish there were better entertainment options and a wider movie selection.

Great service

Pros: "एस"
Cons: "Some extra snacks"
Pros: "Nice and easy"
Cons: "Food choices on the plane would have been good"
Cons: "More food/snacks and water"
Pros: "The comfort of the plane was great! Lots of room and very comfortable seating."
Cons: "I found some members of staff to be a bit rude. When other passengers asked questions or did something wrong (that was a minor issue), one of the staff members in particular talked down to them and treated them like they were stupid."

Crew was very friendly and engaging

Cons: "Grown crew at the counter"
Pros: "Overall pleasant flight. Outstanding service by the entire Alaska Airlines crew. Captain of the flight was fenomanal, a very valued member of Alaska Airlines I have no doubts about that. Excellent service by all. Contentment and a relaxing,not to mention smooth, experience."
Pros: "Crew was great"
Pros: "Made the extended flight more comfortable"
Cons: "Stay clear of Diane who transferred from Columbus, OH and now works in the San Diego Airport. She targets anyone over 250 pounds and classifies them as oversized and will go through hell to charge the customer for an additional seat. Even when the plane is at half capacity."
Pros: "Crew and seat great."
Cons: "Taking a bus to walk up stairs to board needs to improve."
Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "less repeated rules"
Cons: "I don’t like the fact that 1st class passengers get more food options than other passengers. If the restrictions of serving food are for health reasons w Covid you shouldn’t be making exceptions, its hypocritical and illogical."
Pros: "Everything was good"
Cons: "Nothing was great"
Pros: "This flight had more leg room in the first class A aisle than the connecting flight from San Diego to Seattle. The crew and attendants were amazing and very nice."
Cons: "Nothing, it was top notch."
Pros: "Excellent service"
Cons: "All good"
Pros: "The crew was cheerful, funny, and helpful"
Cons: "Seems like the complete lack of beverages due to covid is a little overkill. Most of the items were single serving anyway so doing away with them doesnt feel like mitigating anything more than an additional expense for the company. Not a huge deal though in light of the other losses the industry is reeling from while trying to adjust"
Cons: "Nothing"
Cons: "reservation changes were not communicated well and kept changing"
Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"
Cons: "WIFI was not working"
Pros: "The plane was so comfy! I slept great! And the plane landed smoothly!"
Cons: "First class next time"
Cons: "If flight 339 from Orlando to San Diego is not delayed by one hour. It was hot and uncomfortable waiting in the plane for one hour before taking off.."
Pros: "Crew was amazing and food was surprisingly good. I was in first class however"
Cons: "Nothing"
Cons: "No problem at all"
Pros: "Crew was super nice and plane was quite empty"
Cons: "Take off got delayed (not in Alaska Airlines' control though), but all in all a very pleasant flight."
Cons: "Had trouble. Checking in for my flight and print my boarding ticket. Plane left early so we landed early but it took them so long to deplane that I still Ended up late."
Pros: "There was one crew member who was super nice and had a smile who kept going around asking if anyone would like refills or anything. Also, I like that there were charging ports... even if I didn’t use them. And there was plenty of leg room. Lastly, there was a flamboyant crew member who was really nice as well. I liked him a lot."
Cons: "There was this one older stewardess with short blonde hair who had an attitude the whole time. While she was trying to do drink orders a man had spilled his drink so he asked her for a napkin. She rolled her eyes and gave it to him. I was in an isle seat and I got hit in the back with the cart and all she said was “get out of my way I’m coming through” and it actually really hurt. I got bumped by her another three times. And by no other crew member was I hit on my side. Maybe she was just having a bad day..... or maybe she didn’t like her job.... but it definitely showed."
Pros: "We were 30 min early and took off on time."
Cons: "Slightly turbulent, but not bad. Alaska could have more non-dairy, gluten-free options in the menu, but their Mediterranean tapas box is pretty good."
Pros: "I liked being able to carry on my bag that I purchased from the airport just so I wouldn’t have to check a bag. Spent a good sum of money doing so."
Cons: "Checking my bag just so the airport could charge us more money."
Pros: "The crew was excellent and the aircraft was clean."
Cons: "The only downside was the plane had no food and the announcement wasn’t made until we were already boarding (they didn’t know either - not their fault). I was expecting lunch since I was in first class, but the crew did as well as they could to provide us with snacks."
Pros: "Liked free WiFi!"
Cons: "Switching from Alaskan Air to Hawaiian Air in San Diego is near impossible. I got off at 9:25am and had to run out of the airport and down to another terminal, go through security again and run to gate 51 from gate 10. It is near impossible for someone who can’t sprint. I was the last one to board. Lost my window seat and luggage didn’t make it. In Honolulu I found out luggage hasn’t made it for at least three other couples flying out of BWI with these connections. This combo should not be offered when people select flights."
Pros: "I love Alaska Airlines!! They are always so nice and very accommodating. I travel with my dog and they are great. The only airline I fly with my dog."
Cons: "The new planes on Alaska don’t have enough air flow coming out of the vent above the seat"
Cons: "The plane had to make an emergency landing in Honolulu because 2 of the 4 navigation systems were not operating correctly. We had 2 wait in Honolulu approx. 6hrs to catch a flight to Seattle. They gave me a $12 voucher for food but my dinner (only dinning in the terminal) cost me $20. Was forced to take an additional day of leave & had to make arrangements for my pets. Was only given (3) $600 vouchers for my 3 tickets."
Pros: "Once the seat assignment snafus were fixed, everything went fine."
Cons: "When we make the reservation, WE TELL YOU that we have two kids ages 3 and 5 travelling with us. WHY DOES YOUR SYSTEM BREAK US UP INTO 3+ GROUPS? It just ends up in more work for your gate agents to put us together as well as you can before the flight. This happened on the flight out and the flight back. Also, on the flight back the agent and crew had to bump people who had already established themselves in their assigned seats in order to fit us in in a sane way. Also, don't make us download a sketchy app to view in-flight entertainment. There are ways to deliver entertainment that don't require installation of software for just a flight. Not that it matters to us, because entertainment wasn't available on the flight to cabo."
Pros: "We upgraded to first class and it was amazing! The staff was very friendly and it was a perfect end to our honeymoon!"
Pros: "Got there safely and on time. The staff was friendly."
Cons: "I'm tired of being crammed into small and uncomfortable seats. It seems comfort is only for people who can afford it. Headrests were non-existent. I'm not extraordinarily tall but the seat stopped just above my neck and felt like a hard, sharp surface rather than something soft and padded. And, of course, there's not enough leg room. Especially once the person in front of you leans back. I don't mean to sound petty but it felt like the airline was more worried about maximizing profits at the expense of their guest's comfort."
Pros: "Was upgraded to premium economy in order to accommodate a family that wanted to be seated together. Never been upgraded in my life. The seat was very comfortable and legroom excellent. I was exhausted from a long weekend and not feeling well but managed to sleep almost the entire four hours without being bothered. The flight attendants left me a snack in my seat pocket which was very much appreciated. Almost wish I hadn't slept so much of the flight so I could've witnessed other amenities and service of flight attendants."
Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "my original ticket had a tsa pre-check on it,when i tried to go thru security it would not read so i was told to go back to the counter to have it reprinted,mind you the lines to go thru screening were hundreds of people long that morning,so i did. the reprinted ticket did not have the tsa precheck on it but the ticketperson said it would be fine if i just showed the original. not what happened,i was sent all the way back to the end of general boarding and consequently nearly missed my flight. also there was zero air in the aircraft,it was stifling hot,smelly and miserable.and once again zero ackowledgement of any mvp gold statis of any kind. im starting to wonder whats the point anymore? you used to be alot more ......nice,i guess. and honestly how many very old wrinkled up senior citizens do you guys hire? i dont feel like most of the crew would really be able to handle any type of crisis if there was one. sorry ,i used to be very happy with you and now have been taking Delta more often."
Pros: "I can't say enough great things about this airline! This was my first time on Alaska and it definitely won't be my last. We had some weather issues come up as we were about to take off. The pilot kept us up today on info, the flight crew brought water & anything else people needed before take off. It was a short delay but you would have thought we were going to be there for hours because they were all so attentive. It was the smoothest flight (THERE WAS CRAZY WEATHER EVERYWHERE!!) but our pilots made sure we had the smoothest safest flight possible. I could go on forever! This airline went ABOVE AND BEYOND to make sure we were comfortable and had a great flight."
Cons: "I don't love paying to check luggage but these days unless you fly Southwest that's hard to avoid."
Pros: "Always on time"
Pros: "The crew was friendly and very accomodating. I also liked that I could change my seat even after I checked in so that I could have the most comfortable travel possible as someone traveling alone."
Cons: "Although it worked out ok. I thought that the boarding process was a little chaotic. I expected that we would line up according to our seat rows. But the boarding process still went ok."
Pros: "Very friendly crew that understood customer service and safety"
Cons: "On a long flight would like to have known of option to purpurchase hot meal"
Pros: "The first-class flight attendants would sometimes help the main cabin passengers and were generally in a better attitude and much more helpful."
Cons: "The plane was changed and my "Premium" seat was downgraded. The seats were uncomfortable and much too cramped. I paid $89 extra for premium seating, and when cancelled upon, was only offered a $25 credit for future travel plans. Since I cannot count on Alaska, I'm not sure how soon my "future," travel plans will be ..."

On time.. crew very attentive. Flight was on time

Boarding was on time (if not a little early). The flight was unfortunately not properly catered for snack boxes in main cabin. This is likely a one off instance, but it’s a long flight for no food options other than pretzels and Biscoffs. Service was attentive and friendly. This particular flight offered Delta’s DeltaOne lay flat first class seats. Would highly recommend. Flight left on time and arrived early!

Pilots found a smooth flight path! Wowza!!

Cons: "No baggage space in overheads. Despite being in an early boarding group"
Cons: "40 minute flight delay and my luggage was lost/stolen."
Cons: "A quick drink service would have been nice, it was provided on the same flight going the opposite direction"
Pros: "Liked the attitude of staff and comfort of 50% capacity."
Cons: "There were costumers taking off mask and walking through plane."
Pros: "I appreciate that Delta leaves seats empty, for our health."
Cons: "Snacks were all sugar-laden. Not good for anyone!"
Cons: "100% as always.. delta has never disappointed! Keep up the good work guys"
Pros: "The crew was amazing."
Cons: "The seat backs are very uncomfortable for my neck & upper back. Difficult to tolerate, and gave me headache on each flight."
Pros: "No middle seats. Crew was nice. More space for people."
Cons: "The ceiling next to the spot lights or calling for help was dirty. I was expecting everything to be wiped. I turned my air fan on, and my there were some brown spots on my hands. And I looked up, it was dirty up there."
Cons: "When I pick up my bags"
Pros: "We needed a seat belt extender and one of the crew members noticed and was so kind in getting that. No embarrassment or drawing attention to the customer. His name? David"
Pros: "The crews were super accommodating and my seat was so comfortable I actually feel asleep which is something I have never done on a plane before."
Cons: "Load the plane from back to front. It makes sense as people leave the plane from front to back"
Pros: "Most of the crew was great with the exception of curbside check-in in Denver."
Cons: "Curbside needs to stop chasing cash tips and do their jobs. If they focused on that tips would be easy to come by. The curbside attendant that took my bag didn’t even bother to check my id. He asked me my name and asked where my destination was. I told him Cincinnati as a layover then LaGuardia where he said that was wrong. He then proceeded to print a boarding pass that wasn’t mine and load my bag into the conveyor. Not 5 mins go by when I realize what happened I wound up having to go to special services to rectify the situation. Which ultimately consisted of me waiting another hour in LaGuardia to get my bag. Please delta have these curbside handlers actually want to do their job and stop chasing cash tips."
Pros: "Crew was very pleasant. Boarding and deplaning was smooth and easy!"
Cons: "Everything was really nice. The snacks were good. I don’t know if there are excellent t snacks but very good."
Pros: "Very attentive and engaging crew."
Cons: "really nothing!"
Pros: "The in-flight entertainment was awesome. I was able to watch NFL games the entire flight which made the flight go by super quick. Our flight was also ahead of schedule which was great as well."
Cons: "The seats were a little tight together. I didn't even have enough room to put my laptop on my lap."
Pros: "Good"
Cons: "The flight was delayed an hour."
Pros: "Flight was delayed for more than 3 hours."
Cons: "Could have left on or close to schedule."
Pros: "The service, on time, employees very nice."
Pros: "Crew."
Cons: "Getting to Venice on time. Our late arrival cost me a 90 euro shutle."
Cons: "Choice of healthier snack"
Cons: "Have rhe right to carry at least one luggage per person at no cost. Besides carry on and personal item. Tickets prices and luggage costs are extremely expensive."
Pros: "Staff from Check in to aircraft very pleasant. Snack choice in Coach impressive."
Cons: "Denver airport is far too large for there to be such a small security check therefore it took forever and I missed the flight. Delta tried to charge me $1000 for another ticket to Albany and I decided to fly with another airline for half the price instead"
Cons: "Missed waiting 5 hours for next flight"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "I bought a ticket thinking i bought it through kayak but I actually bought a ticket through a third party in India. Where no one spoke good English. I called the agency to find out if I needed a Visa for my visit to Australia and the told me no. So when I showed up to the airport I didn’t have the right documents and I MISSED MY FLIGHT. Also the wouldn’t just change my flight and charge me the change flight fee. They cancelled my flight entirely and made me buy a whole new ticket!!! Worst flight experience I’ve ever had and this is not my first time flying to Australia or out of country."
Pros: "Check in Denver super helpful Gate staff hustled to turn around flight Flight crew excellent"
Cons: "Flight delayed, almost missed international connections"
Pros: "Anything from free WiFi, entertainment, leg room, commentary drinks and snacks. Great service!"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Frontier canceled the flight. Delta delayed the flight that I rescheduled. One of the worst traveling experiences I have had in a long time. My day started at 3:30am. I’m just now going to my hotel at 12:40 am"
Cons: "It was very hot in the cabin during the flight. Several passengers noticed."
Pros: "The staff was polite and snacks were good (healthy options)."
Cons: "Nothing was terrible, but due to the short flights I assume they don’t worry about having planes with entertainment available."
Pros: "Good flight crew"
Cons: "Delayed due to mechanical issues. For 3 hours. No offers for free drink or wi fi. When we finally land we were on the runway for half hour."
Pros: "Had to cross terminals and the pathway was closed due to an international flight landing (poor planning on LAX part) so had to exit and reenter terminal through TSA. Flight delayed an hour then cancelled due to control panel failure. 10pm flight became 12am bus (and originally told it was 11.15pm bus which was "stuck in traffic" when google map traffic was all green). Got back to SD 4 hours after scheduled time."
Pros: "Nothing!"
Cons: "Everything"
Pros: "Ran smoothly, typical flight, everything was as to be expected. Everyone was polite and courteous."
Cons: "Tight seats, boarding process was a bit lengthy, and we hit some turbulence (obviously beyond anyone's control). The pilot and crew handled it well."
Pros: "It was a good flight"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Boarding super excellent! Also: Best landing I've ever experienced! Props to the pilot!!"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "That I couldn't reschedule due to the hurricane. I got stuck in Texas because of the hurricane. They didn't want to reschedule the flight because Denver was not apart of the affected area."
Pros: "Entertainment, newer plane, great crew. and complimentary meal? fantastic."
Cons: "I checked in 12 hours in advance for both trips and was assigned a B seat toward the back of the plane for both, with no capability to select my seats in advance."
Pros: "Great,I loved it!"
Pros: "Decent food"
Cons: "Bad delay Flight attendants not friendly"
Pros: "Didn't know you could get complimentary meals anymore! The movie selection was awesome too!"
Cons: "Why is the complimentary Wi-Fi and messaging only for T-Mobile subscribers?"
Pros: "Reassignment was pretty easy."
Cons: "No accommodations were available for overnight stay due to delayed flight."
Pros: "Upgraded to first class"
Cons: "No entertainment system, no power outlet...for first class this is disgraceful"
Pros: "The flight crew was great"
Cons: "Strangely cold!"
Cons: "seats are terrible."
Pros: "The crew was fine"
Cons: "Cramped old A319,totally packed"
Pros: "Na"
Cons: "Na"
Cons: "They did not enforce masks. Person sitting next to me had mask off the entire time."
Pros: "Everything about the 787. Very comfortable and pleasant"
Cons: "Again, United is not enforcing its own COVID restrictions. That’s gotta stop"
Cons: "Plane was full!"
Cons: "It would have been nice to have all the immigration forms necessary and a pen to fill them out. If you aren’t going to provide those please notify passengers in advance."
Cons: "Stewardess was mean when I asked for a mask"
Pros: "We like the boarding according to row n., which limits the contact with other people."
Cons: "The plane was full, which means no physical distancing was possible."
Cons: "Way too crowded on the plane"
Pros: "All in things were reasonably easy"
Cons: "So it was annoying that the seat that was assigned to me..airline assigned that seat to someone else because that person asked for it. And nobody bothered to ask me( no email or call or anything) even though there were lot of empty seats. But the passenger was polite he moved to his original seat."
Cons: "More leg room that iI don't have top pay extra for"
Pros: "Free WiFi with movies"
Cons: "The flight was three hours late!!!!!!! I had to get on and get off the plane with all my stuff. This has financial implications on the ground later that evening in Uber Cost and I had to pay for the additional day for my car because I was not able to pick it up at the originally scheduled time. I contacted United and have not heard ANYTHING!!!!! Please help me get my money back!!!"
Pros: "I want $254 visa gift card as a refund!!!!!"
Cons: "Please see above"
Pros: "Couldn’t get clearance to leave because bathrooms didn’t pass?? Why would it take another hour when the plane had already been there an hour and a half"
Pros: "The app promoted me to check in on my phone and would not allow me to check in. So I assumed the time on the ticket would be my boarding time. I was late for my flight."
Pros: "Crew was friendly and responsive. Gate crew kept passengers informed of the delays. Flight itself was ok."
Cons: "Flight ETD was 8:25 but plane developed a mechanical problem. After about 20 minutes waiting for maintenance the Captain decided to go back to the gate for fuel and repairs. After maintenance came on board the decision was made to deplane. Finally, a plane from Chicago was scheduled to take us to San Diego. After boarding at about 12:30, it was discovered that catering never loaded food. We waited for over an hour for food to be delivered. At close to 2pm the Captain, who kept us aware of what was going on, asked us if we would agree to leave without a full delivery of food, and all agreed. So by 2pm we were finally enroute to San Diego but having a seat in the back meant we only got to eat what was left, which for me, was a small cheese pack."
Pros: "I liked the customer service wfrom the woman who helped us find a way with patience to get a working card to get our luggage checked in. I liked the customer service on the flight they were attentive and friendly."
Cons: "The options to pay baggage with one card is rough on the average traveler, the baggage charges cost as much tickets!"
Pros: "Staff was friendly"
Cons: "United has a system glitch and we were delayed. I got in around 1 am instead of 11 pm. I decide to order a glass of wine and since they don’t give receipts. I found out i was charged for 2 glasses instead of one. To top it off the co-worker i was traveling with didn’t get charged due to the inconvenience and delay. i travel a lot with United (higher status than him) and would have liked that offer (and not get charged one i didn’t order) being a mileage plus and credit card holder. I did go on line and ask for a credit and they did make it right and give me a credit."
Pros: "Everything ran as expected"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "We were forced to re-book this leg of our trip because of "insufficient" layover time. The United Airlines staff helping the numerous customers that were forced to re-book were not friendly, did not function with any sense of urgency and were as minimally helpful as possible with the inconvenience. After exiting customs we had 30 minutes to get to our gate, instead of offering to take us to the front of the line to get through security faster we were simply told we would not get through it in enough time to make our flight. Initially we were not even told we were going to be re-booking our flight, we were only told that we needed to re-check our bags at the counter after exiting customs. The entire interaction was very frustrating."
Cons: "I don't usually write reviews but my flight check in experience was awful. The woman checking the tickets while boarding was incredibly curt and rude to the old man in front of me (who clearly had an issue with his ticket that was not his fault), then when she got to me she took a look at my bag and said "it's huge I need to check that". It's a bag that I have carried on to hundreds of flights (feel free to look at my flight history with united) and definitely fits in to the over head. When I asked her "is it too big or is there no space?" she said "no space" without even looking at me. I proceeded to board the flight only to find tons of over head compartment space. This is very frustrating. She didn't even take the time to fit my bag in the measuring tool at boarding. She seemed to be in a rush for no reason. The flight was already delayed and being rude wasn't going to make it go any faster. I'm now a silver status member, likely to be gold by the end of the year. I've flown a lot, and I think it's totally reasonable to expect at least some level of politeness while boarding."
Pros: "Chief flight attendant was nice and attentive."
Cons: "Our section of the plane was very warm. When we mentioned it to one of the attendants, she pointed to the overhead vents and told us to use them. (We already knew this and had them open all the way!) Then the chief flight attendant came by and she was VERY responsive and went to tell the pilots. It got a little better but still stayed on the warm side the rest of the way. Your boarding process makes no sense and does nothing to get passengers settled faster. After priority seating is done, let the people in the BACK of the plane board first, then the middle section passengers, then the Eco Plus passengers."
Cons: "I saw my bag come out of the baggage claim ripped open. My stuff coming out. My zipper was complety destroyed and my locking mechanism on my bag was ripped off even though it wasn't locked."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Our flight was delayed which caused us to miss our international connection. Flight attendants did not care, did not attempt to get us out faster, or put on a different flight. Asked for an announcement to be made on board or to be moved to seats closer to the front so we could get off the plane quicker, did not happen. Offboarded and sprinted across the airport for our international connection and was notified by gate attendents that the gate closed five minutes ago and that they could not let us on the plane. Meanwhile, the plane sat there for an additional 30 minutes while it fueled and waited for release from air traffic control. There were six travelers total stuck there in San Fran at that gate, all of us begging to be let on the plane to Beijing, the last one for over 24 hours. Zero compassion from staff at the the airline gate. They did not care about us and did not care about leaving their travelers stranded. Our total travel was Denver to Bangkok, 26 hours of travel including layovers in San Fran and Beijing. In San Fran (after missing the gate connection), United rerouted us through Haiwaii and the customer service agent that did this reroute did not finish the reroute to our final destination. We got to Haiwaii and were stranded again, at the United service desk for four hours having to once again provide documentation of our initial travel plans to Bangkok, having them build a new itinerary to our final destination. Overall, 20 additional travel hours have been added to our itinerary, almost double our initial travel time. We have had to call and cancel pre-arranged bookings in Thailand as we are now missing two full days off our trip. I am absolutely disappointed and heart broken as I write this still stuck in the Beijing airport waiting another six hours to connect to Bangkok. My fiancé and I were traveling to Thailand to get married and have received no compassion from anyone at this airline to try and get us there. I fly United for work quite frequently and have never experienced such horrendous service and lack of basic human compassion. I am flat out disgusted by United and will not be using them again, for personal travel or work related trips, because of this horrendous experience."
Pros: "Crew did a great job. Air China had much better food service."
Cons: "Seats two small, not enough room to stretch your legs. Bathroom to small. Designed for people less than 150lbs, and 5'-6" in height Not comfortable for people over 6' tall."
Pros: "The flight actually had hot food for sale! The cheeseburger was pretty good."
Cons: "I had a really hard time getting the cabin crews' attention during boarding for a piece of safety equipment. I hit the call light, tried to catch them as the crew was distributing headphones, and the light got turned off by an off-duty flight attendant without checking that we needed something. I got it in the end with an apology from crew but I still don't feel terribly safe Also, the paid entertainment system that my neighbors purchased seemed to be down with static for a portion of the flight."
Pros: "Seat 7 A on this type of aircraft - and United's configuration - had the most leg room and space, esp. when the seat next to you is empty. The flight crew was friendly and great!"
Cons: "Boarding gates/ area in Denver airport for these small aircraft was almost as bad as a bus station! Crowded and most cramped/ uncomfortable. Denver United staff at customer service center was most unhelpful, unsympathetic and dismissive about the fact that in spite of a flight delay that completely their fault (no weather delay), which made me miss the memorial service for my friend's daughter - my main purpose for visiting Cincinnati - they refused to even give me a patient hearing much less consider my request to try and put me on a different flight!"
Pros: "The stroll waffle"
Cons: "I felt like a commodity that only existed to squeeze money out of. I'm a petite person, 5 foot tall and 115 pounds yet I felt cramped in your tiny seats."
Pros: "Quick flight. Great to have a female pilot. The savory snack mix was nothing great but was a good free snack on a two hour flight. Charging outlets on the seats! No screens on chairs but I didn't buy Wi-Fi anyway. Overall I enjoy flying with United"
Cons: "No real cons. The savory snack mix was nothing great but it was a good free snack on a two hour flight. No screens on the chairs but I didn't buy Wi-Fi anyway."
Cons: "6 hour layover, had to set on last row. The Delta flight was delayed."
Pros: "Friendly"
Cons: "Price"
Pros: "On time in spite of a late start Gate attendants were nice and helpful Comfortable as is possible in economy without spending a lot more money. Food (pretzels and drinks) as good as possible without spending more money. (I remember the good old days when you got much more in seating and food for your money)"
Cons: "This flight I had a window seat and I felt like I couldn't get up to stretch my legs or use the bathroom. (I am 70 and 4 hours is too long to sit) I usually get an isle seat but ALWAYS have to give up my bag at the gate - my bag which you tell me I can bring ON the plane with me. I do not like having to waste time claiming my bag that you told me I could have with me on the plane. I can pay $25 for that privilege!! The flight attendants always seem like they have their defenses up. One even held up the people trying to board so she could serve a drink to someone in first class. REALLY?? They couldn't wait till the plane was loaded?? I gave this flight a 'good' rating because it was mostly as good as it is going to get with economy passengers needs stripped to the bare minimum."
Cons: "Leg room not sufficient"
Pros: "The call center that i was forwarded to that did nothing to help at all or the agent who hung up on me while i was trying to get an explanation of why they keft me stranded in the airport."
Cons: "Kayak.com"
Cons: "Upon approach we were suddenly deverted to Seattle. I had a few issues. Number one you could not hear the pilot so that made it worse. The lack of communication was horrible. I have been on flights when there has been clarity given a change in plans but this was bad. We sat at the gate for an hour and a half, again no real communication, the fligh attendant t hope was joking when he said there was a half a bottle left for the whole plane...much later we were served water. Announcements were made but no clarity. We were told to collect baggage at number 2. Get a voucher for a hotel. After deplann9ng about 25 of us stood in line at the customer service desk where there were two staff working slowly. Then after an hour they announced we were in the wrong place, couldn't that have been explained earlier? Once we made our way out of the terminal to the ticket count the line was all the way down the hall. still with little info we waited. We landed at the alternate airport at 945, at 130am I had my vouchers, the food not useful until the following day, the hotels were full, no one picked up the phone for the shuttle bus to the hotels. I finally elected to sleep at the airport on a bench. We had actually all been reassigned a flight on our same plane. So I am not sure why we had to wait in line all that time. Our bags were not removed from the plane an irritated baggage claim attendant told me. It was a mess. The flight the next morning was fine, short, without problems for me. united needs to work on its communications. It would have been helpful to have someone out side running the line giving out info. And at customer service they should have been paying attention to their line. Would have been helpful."
Pros: "Only good thing was the flight was fast and on flight staff friendly."
Cons: "Flight to Denver was supposed to leave from Albuquerque at 9:55. Screen said flight was on time. No rep at desk and screen changes to Houston and only way we found out our flight was delayed because the plane was diverted to Durango is because another passenger called United. Finally at a quarter till 11am the screen at the gate changed back to Denver but still said 9:55am departure flight on time but united's website stated flight delayed till 11:55am. Upon return to Albuquerque from Denver bag was not on my flight so I had to hang out in Albuquerque although, I live an hour away because I have prescription meds in my checked bag I need to take 4 times daily. Would not fly United again"
Pros: "Nothing to like. 6:00pm flight delayed and kept rescheduling takeoff. Boarded plane about midnight and after ninety plus minutes we were made to deplane because current crew was over their allotted airtime. Kept on plane awaiting a new crew but they couldn't get them so flight cancelled. Attendants told us we would be compensated for cancellation. A big airline like united should have a better grasp on scheduling flight crews and stand bys available instead of putting us through this hell. No hotels available so we all had to stay overnight in uncomfortable chairs with many sleeping on floors. I felt bad for myself as a 69 ur old woman with some health issues but felt even worse for the parents flying with little toddlers who just wanted to go home. The day of my flight Denver had 8" of snow that stopped by 9am yet I couldn't get a flight out till the following evening. Psp to Denver to Newark should have taken six hours but took me over 38 hrs of travel time. Denver should be used to snow and 8" shouldn't cause such extreme disruption at that airport. And united needs to better coordinate its flight schedules and working crews. I will be contacting customer service regarding compensation as cancelled flight was due to company musmagent. Finally it would have been nice if united opened its club to the travelers who couldn't get hotels. Sitting in a comfortable place would have been so much better especially to the elderly and small children traveling. Thank you"
Pros: "I made it home"
Cons: "When I got to the ticket counter my reservations had been canceled by united. Worst part is the flight is now completely booked. I was lucky enough to make the flight thanks to a late flight from vegas where 7 people were connecting from but it was pretty stressful to walk up to the counter to be told the reservation you have had for 2 months was no longer reserved. This was one of the rudest staffed planes I've been on. These guys aren't over worked. I don't know why they can be so hateful. I loved united but this experience has left a sour taste in my mouth. It all worked out in the end, but I still can't follow why my flight reservation was canceled without me being notified. I shouldn't find something like that out when I get to the airport with my luggage in my hand."
Pros: "Excellent cabin service. Arrive destination on time."
Cons: "It was the first flight that made me sick to my stomach with all the ups and downs the pilot was doing. I felt horrible"
Pros: "Staff and comfort good."
Cons: "Samething no help to my flights or cabin."
Pros: "Finally after an 8 hour delay leaving for San Diego."
Cons: "No hot meal offered in first class. Delayed cause of crew ran out of time, thunderstorms and a mechinal"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Delayed for 5 hours, mechnanical issues, reboarding"
Pros: "The airplane was new and clean"
Cons: "The pre-boarding staff were rude and not helpful. I had requested an aisle seat when I booked my flight. Somewhere along the line, my seat was changed to a middle seat. When I asked the staff if I could switch to an aisle seat to help accommodate my sciatica, they told me, "sorry, we can't help you, you'll just have to ask another passenger." Neither crew member was willing to work with me or hear my concerns. So much for flying the friendly skies...well I guess we were still on land, so may that principle had not yet taken effect."
Cons: "Missed flight due to airline."
Pros: "Love the free tv/movies with the United App. That was great!"
Pros: "Another flight were maintenance became an issue to the point we needed a new plane. What I love about United is that it only took an hour (and not 3+ hours or a total cancellation) to find a new plane and bring it to the gate after they ran into problems. I also love the happiness and relaxed crew after a passenger started an argument and fight with another passenger. They handled it extremely well and made sure that every one else was comfortable."
Cons: "I don't like being delayed, but it happens..."
Pros: "Very comfy. Got in early."
Cons: "Need The Rona to be done already! No in-flight service"
Pros: "Nice. Clean."
Cons: "Small seats."
Pros: "Nothing, worst flight expirence I’ve ever had."
Cons: "The flight just kept getting delayed over and over with no explanation as to why. We sat there all day waiting and finally they just got another aircraft for Buffalo, New York. Oh, and nobody knows how to move with any sense of urgency or hustle whatsoever, so be prepared to wait for everything."
Pros: "Crew was amazing and the counter representatives were excellent as well."
Cons: "We had mechanical issues that delayed the departure from 7:55am to 3:04am. I understand mechanical issues and understand staffing issues. However we feel that if the maintainable staff were more accurate about the reality of the repairs it would have been better for the passengers."
Cons: "When 6:30 a.m. flight home was postponed until noon, we weren't able to make our connection and they didn't have another flight to get us home until the next day. Had to cancel and go with another airline."
Pros: "Flight duration"
Cons: "The delayed plane that they wouldn't tell me why it was delayed"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "The plane sounded like it needed maintenance. Very loud sounds!"
Cons: "Ridiculous unbundled pricing. They charge for aisle seats. We paid $19 each for seats that were NOT the ones with extra leg room. They charge $40 for carry-on items. The attendant never asked us if we wanted anything to drink. When we requested something, she had to have a more senior attendant come tell us that only water is free. Soda is $2. A couple traveling with us bought the trail mix, which was incredibly stale. He asked for water, which he never received. Fly Frontier only if there are absolutely no alternatives."
Pros: "Good piloting, nice landings despite turbulence, low clouds and wind."
Cons: "I travel a lot and understand that being a flight attendant isn't always a fun job, so I do my best to minimize my burden on them, but their attitudes made me feel like they despise their passengers and think we're all stupid. A couple crew members were nice, but the rude ones I interacted with ruined the experience. Also, not the employees fault, but they pitch you their crappy credit card for 10 mins then stuff brochures for it in your face. I'm already stuck on a plane in a cramped space next to someone who smells bad, I don't need advertisements that I literally cannot escape added on top of that. Their app is okay, but their website is awful. They nickel and dime left and right. Finally their seats are too short! I'm 6'2" and if I sit up straight and lean back, my head is over the top of the seat. I got suckered into a cheap fare but wish I would've paid $100 more for a half decent airline instead."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The staff was rude, line to check in luggage was huge because they were understaffed. If you don't get your bags checked in 45 minutes before your flight, you don't get on your flight. I had already been in line for 20 minutes and when I got the the desk at 40 minutes until my fllight, she said "too bad." Great Mother's Day for me sitting in the airport for 7 hours until the next flight out. Girl was horrible and totally rude. Never again."
Pros: "The crew had a smile and were friendly."
Cons: "Look, it's a budget carrier. I get that. But I add a bag to my flight and my ticket is now what it would have cost to fly Southwest. I'm 6'4", and I *barely* fit into the seats. My knees touched the seat in front of me the whole flight. And the seats don't recline. To make everything just perfect, they lost my luggage on the flight home, and the lady who worked with Frontier who took all 15 (?) of us who had lost luggage over to make a claim said "this is normal for flights coming from Denver - it's a hub for Frontier, so luggage gets misplaced all the time." I'm sorry, that's not acceptable as an answer. I've never had a lost bag while flying with others, so that's what I will do from now on."
Pros: "Fast boarding. Crew is super friendly. Thats about it."
Cons: "Seats are increadebly uncomfortable. $3 for a soda, not even a bag of peanuts is offered here. No entertainmet, no movies, no wifi. Not even a magazine No tray where to put your food or ipad. no pillow, no blankets. $40 for a carry-on bag $20 to pick your own seat at checkin."
Cons: "They charge you extra to carry on a bag, extra to check a bag, extra to reserve a seat, and the flight was overbooked. There was a painfully loud noise coming from the right wing the entire flight and nobody seemed to care."
Pros: "It's cheap which is nice but beware of hidden fees"
Cons: "It's more expensive to CARRY on your luggage rather then check it!!!!! I feel like it's a sneaky way to charge you as people mostly try to carry on. They do that to AVOID extra charges. May sound petty but it really irked me. On another note, when ordering a cocktail you pay on a IPAD which asks you the percentage of gratuity you would like to leave. Grossly inappropriate as flight crew cannot except tips under FAA law."
Pros: "Smooth boarding and left on time. Good temperature on board."
Cons: "Seats do not recline, are not very padded, and no headrest. Very tight seat spacing (no legroom). I am not a very large person and my knees were hitting the seat in front of me. Only free beverage is water. No free snack. No inflight magazine. I usually fly Southwest but they didn't have a flight when I needed to go. Frontier was on par with SWA in terms of price, but far inferior in terms of onboard experience. I will not fly them again, it was quite an uncomfortable flight."
Cons: "1. Flight go pushed back a full day after spending 5 hrs waiting at the airport for any concrete news. 2. Ended up being told Frontier couldn't get me home untill 4 days later. 3. Paying Southwest about $600 for a same day flight back home. 4. Missed 2 full shift days of work."
Cons: "On both flights, the for sale snack options were poorly stocked... no menu cards in my row, when I asked for one (because they told us to chose before they got to us).... they brought me one that was torn and falling apart Most folks around me were surprised they couldn't get water or coffee without paying extra."
Pros: "There is no longer anything to like about Frontier"
Cons: "Charged bag fees at kiosk. Then told they couldn't take bags because of their cutoff time. Then told I could call customer service to get a refund. Then told by customer service they could not refund fees even though they would not provide the service. Oh...and they wanted $99 to book on the next flight. Even though the flight they wanted to book me on left the next night!"
Cons: "The 4pm flight was delayed about an hour, so I went and grabbed a beer to wait it out. I got back to the gate right as they were announcing final boarding. Even though I was one of the last passengers to board, I wasn't worried because I had reserved my seat way ahead of time (always go for the window), and had made it before the doors closed. As soon as I got on, the flight attendants rudely told me the plane was full as if I wasn't supposed to be getting on. I showed them my ticket, and they changed their tone a little, then went to check my seat. Apparently it was somehow double booked, and there was no other seat available (or so they told me). They then told me "we can maybe get you on the 9:50pm flight, go to customer service" (original flight was 4pm). Didn't offer to do anything else for me, didn't even tell me where customer service was in the airport, just kicked me off the plane and then took off, treating me from start to finish AS IF I HAD MADE THE MISTAKE. Waited in the customer service line for about an hour, finally got to the front and was able to get a seat on the 9:50pm flight. Customer service rep snidely told me "don't be late this time" as if my waiting until final boarding justified the fact that they had given my seat away. That flight was then delayed until 11pm. I didn't land back home until around 2am, and had work the next day at 8am. I was never compensated whatsoever for the whole ordeal, nor was I even treated politely - the entire time, they tried to make me feel as if I was in the wrong. I used to love Frontier, I'm from Denver and have used them almost every time I've gone back to visit there. I WILL NEVER BE FLYING FRONTIER AGAIN. The new management brought along with it bush league baggage policies, nickel and diming around every corner, and some of the worst customer service I could imagine. Such a shame."
Pros: "You have issues with your arrival, over hour delay just to get into the gate while staring at it."
Cons: "Waste of time. You need to fix your staffing levels."
Pros: "the only thing I liked was the flight attendants, other than that my flight experience was awful."
Cons: "I hated that I arrived 2 hours before our flight and then got notified that our flight was going to be delayed not once but 3 difference times. so we waited from 4:00 pm pacific time to 10:30 pm to board the plane and 11:00 take off that is 6 hours waiting at the aiport. THAT IS INSANE!! getting to the Denver airport we got there at 2:30 am and had to walk over a mile getting to our hotel till 3:30 am and having my meeting at 7:00 a.m, coming back from Denver to San Diego the same thing our flight was delayed by one hour and 30 minutes. by far this is the worst experience EVER!!! and the only compensation I got was 100.00 dollars off my next flight a free round trip would of made it seem like they actually cared about my time and money."
Cons: "They canceled the flight, then delayed till next day without any accomodations, plus it was delayed even when was rescheduled."
Cons: "They cancelled our flight and everyone that worked for fro tier was MIA"
Cons: "Seats are tiny, all in flight services are for charge. However, my main complaint lies with their horrible customer service. Our flight was delaid, ultimately cancelled, and no one from the frontier staff informed us of the change, why it was cancelled, or when we would be rebooked."
Pros: "Good Fly, nice atention and good landing"
Cons: "the seats do not recline"
Pros: "Staff was slightly friendlier on the flight. ( not yelling/chastising guests)"
Cons: "Everything. It's dirty, uncomfortable, and they provide absolutely nothing to customers. In fact, they wait until you have to check in to tell you there's an additional $10/seat charge associated AND $30/carry-on bag. Not worth the deceptively cheaper ticket cost."
Pros: "The flight itself was OK considering the price."
Cons: "My luggage (and those of a few other passengers) did not arrive with me and I spent one hour for bagage claim. There was no clear reason for that: it was a direct flight and the luggage was registered two hour before the departure. However the luggage was finally delivered to my hotel the next morning."
Pros: "Great service from Frontier Airlines. I had to change flights to an earlier date and time and it was an extremely smooth and simple process."
Cons: "No reclining seat...maybe mine was broken."
Pros: "^"
Cons: "^"
Cons: "2 crying babies( that part was just bad luck), the plane was dirty and not well taken care of, the flight attendants were rude, had to pay for beverages. Terrible experience. Will not ever fly this airline ever again!"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "I shouldn't have to choose to sit in the exit row in order to get enough legroom to fit comfortably in a flight where I'm not going to get food, peanuts, or a seat that reclines. Every leg of my trip was this way. On my way out I flew a red-eye and planned to sleep because I had business to deal with once I landed. Without legroom or being able to recline I was too uncomfortable to get any sleep. I also had to pay for carry-on AND check baggage? Is a person not supposed to bring anything with them when they fly? Lastly, if I wanted to sit anywhere comfortable or in a reclining seat I again have to pay to upgrade? This fact was unknown to me until the online check in process. Overall, I'm very dissatisfied with my experience. I have another trip next week and I already chose to pay $100 more for American Airlines instead of frontier, I will have comfort, food, wifi, won't have to pay for my baggage. This is America, we expect comfort. At least give us wifi. My experience with Frontier has made up my mind about paying more to get treated the way I deserve, not as if I was flying in a C130 Cargo plane."
Cons: "Almost missed our connection because we didn't see the email. A text would have been more appropriate as would them announcing it over the loud speaker in the airport like every other flight. No food or entertainment, uncomfortable seats and the smallest trays that could barely hold a cup."
Pros: "the crew was great . everything was easy no real complaints"
Cons: "there was an hour delay with boarding due to another flight being delayed . it was unfortunate but it happens"
Pros: "Nothing I got stuck at Denver airport for 23 hours. From 11pm until 10pm the next night was when they offered me to fly back home."
Cons: "Really no care for the passengers."
Cons: "Size of tray table, no entertainment, no wifi, literally just sit uncomfortably and stare straight ahead. Man I used to love frontier but y'all are terrible now."
Pros: "The crew"
Cons: "The "new" seats are uncomfortable, cramped leg room, having to "buy" your seat and no complimentary soda or small pack of nuts (or pretzels). You pay a lot of $ for not even getting any of that. :("
Cons: "Flight started with a two hour delay. Over boarded plane causing additional delays. Lost my luggage for three days and couldn't track it because the company doesn't have scanners. Couldn't find anyone at Frontier in San Diego that wasn't rude and unhelpful. After countless calls to SD baggage, and then Denver and then central baggage, I finally found someone that spent the time tracking my bag. It was delivered three days into my trip."
Cons: "We left 20 minutes late because we were "waiting for five people". I only found the reason for the delay after overhearing a flight attendant, not because they made an announcement to keep the passengers informed."
Cons: "I do not travel alot and some of this was a disappointment. Making our plane reservation was easy. Then we went to pick our seat assignments. What a surprise when we had to pay more money to just choose our seats. This is a complete rip off for travelers. You already pay to much just to fly and then you pay additional money for seats? And then you pay more money to have a carry on bag. We put this bag under our seat, we carried this bag ourselves, no one from the airline touched this bag, another rip off. I have heard the airlines are not doing great, now I know why. You can include my entire name if you want. Jim Prueter"
Pros: "The flight price was quite reasonable."
Cons: "The seats didn't recline. The food tray was so small, and kept coming down when the person in front would move their seat. The arm rests were too small. No WIFI or music"
Pros: "That I got home! The crew and flight team tried to keep us on time even in the face of some difficulties."
Cons: "Babies cried the whole flight and the seats are hard and do not recline... this is kind of a must on a redeye flight. Babies crying on a flight is not the airlines problem, but I think policies that allow babies on a flight like this is a bad decision. Additionally, the flight crew didn't even offer to assist the mother with a juice or cracker- nothing. The only relief came from another passenger 6 rows back that bought the child a snack. A little service goes a long way."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "You pay for what you get, so if you pay cheap you get cheap. This airline has all of these little nickel and dime charges for everything. No complimentary drinks, $2 for a soda ridiculous! $40 carry on bag, $15-$35 seat selection, more ridiculous. And the seats are horribly uncomfortable, hard as rock and don't recline. Like some cheap school bus seats! Babies and kids screaming and crying! As much as it cost for all of the BS nickel and dime charges, you might as well pay the price to fly a better my comfortable airlines. With all of the charges it comes out to the about the same in the end!"
Pros: "My son has autism, we were allowed to board first with plenty of time to get settled into our seats. This was EXTREMELY helpful. We both enjoyed the humor and joy spread by the crew, even the pilots injected some fun into the trip."
Cons: "We were DELAYED 3 hours out of Denver with no explanation as to why it happened. No apology either. Fee for checked and carry-on baggage. Fee for food & drink. Tight sitting space, little leg room."
Pros: "I used to love flying Frontier—the airline with the cute animals on the tail of the planes. Now I call them the F word in airlines. If you want to fly Frontier, I want to make sure you’re forewarned. Their slogan is “A different kind of animal.” This animal is very cunning. And slightly savage. First, if you’ve been suckered into their $59 airfares, you already know what’s waiting for you. Wait. You actually want to fly back home? Well you’ll end up paying the same price as you would most any other airline. But wait…what’s this? Actually, their rates are about $100 cheaper than normal. What they don’t tell you is, they charge $30 for you to carry on your own baggage. I always thought it was ludicrous to charge me to carry my own bag onto a plane. Keep in mind that’s one way. So it’s $60 round trip. And that’s their discounted rate if you book online. It goes way up if you’re one of the unfortunates who wait till you’re at the kiosk to settle up with the Frontier Friskers. Oh, you say you want to actually choose your seat? That’s $13 minimum. For each leg of your trip. Don’t be surprised if they figure out a way to charge you for each leg of your body. That’s for a normal seat. If you don’t cough up the $13, they’ll randomly seat you wherever they want. I wouldn’t be surprised if they counted the lavatory as a possibility. So, that’s $60 for your own carry-on luggage. And a minimum $26 if you dare to choose your own cheap seat. Hmm. That $100 savings is looking rather slim right now. Speaking of slim, that describes their seats. And they don’t recline. You’re straight upright your whole trip. And the padding is about as comfortable as a cheap mattress in a cheap motel. The best way I can describe the feeling: Say you’re on Sesame Street and your job is to sit on the capital letter ‘L” for two hours. So while spending what feels like an eternity in L, maybe you’d like something to quench your thirst. That’s $1.99. Water? $1.99. A snack? $2.99. I’m surprised they don’t charge for toilet paper. By the square. (To be fair, I just learned that a cup of water is actually free. “For today,” said the flight attendant. “That could change.”) Nice Surprise: The people who work for Frontier are generally nice. But if this is the way Frontier treats their customers, how do they treat their employees? Do they make their mechanics buy their own tools? I wrote to the company to let them know how hugely disappointed I am with their changes. I never got the courtesy of a reply. I somehow like to imagine the CEO, in the true spirit of “no frills”, answering each customer letter by himself on an Olivetti typewriter from the 1970s. But I kind of doubt it. So there you have it. To be forewarned is to be forearmed. And if you have four arms, well, you might just fit their new slogan. Frontier Airlines: A whole different way to treat people like animals."
Cons: "Frontier's low fares which are deceptive. They charge you $60 for carrying your own bag! They charge you $13 per leg for the "privilege" of choosing your seat--even the normal seats. They charge you $1.99 for basic sodas offered by most every other airline for free. And they charge you $2.99 per snack. The seat are slim, terribly uncomfortable with virtually no padding and they don't recline! They don't respond when you write them."
Pros: "All though no food, short flight, nice price and great service and they are organized, I give a five star."
Cons: "The chair did not recline."
Pros: "Boarding process was easy Crew were attentive On time I didn't pay for a seat, but got a window anyway"
Cons: "Checked bag and seat fees Seats do not recline Charge for water! Tray tables are half the size of typical trays, but I guess since they don't feed people, it's not much of a problem"
Cons: "My flight never happened. I was supposed to fly on a Thursday, but because I was passing through Denver and a blizzard had closed the airport the DAY BEFORE, Frontier's flight was cancelled on Thursday. First I spend an hour and fifteen minutes on hold before finally giving up and calling back in the middle of the night. Then I waited fifteen minutes to speak to someone, who informed me that the earliest they could get me a flight would be TUESDAY. That is FOUR DAYS from my day of departure. My only options were a refund or a Tuesday flight. I asked to speak to a manager, but the employee refused to transfer me and eventually hung up on me. This was hands down the worst customer service experience I have ever had with an airline. I am still fighting for a refund, after I had to purchase a day-of flight with another airline to reach my destination. It required me to fly from a different airport and to a different airport, which was a nightmare for my other travel plans. Needless to say, I will never fly Frontier airlines again, and will never recommend them to anyone."
Pros: "Cheap fare."
Cons: "The remodeled interior puts the seats closer together from front to back and don't recline. That also limits the size of the tray table, which is tiny. Even as a tiny, short person, it was uncomfortable. For anyone of normal stature it would be torture. Paying for a "better" seat appears to provide very little if any added benefit, just keeps your party together. There is no entertainment, movies, music, or wifi so bring your battery pack charger. There is only expensive junk food to eat. My only option on my coast to coast flight was a red eye. So you arrived just wiped out. So if you do this to save money, in my overall assessment, it's just not worth it. I'll never do it again."
Pros: "Very nice crew. Smooth boarding - quick and efficient."
Cons: "Seats very uncomfortable."
Pros: "It got me from A-B"
Cons: "This airline has gone downhill. Charging for carry on luggage and seat selection. No entertainment or Wifi. uncomfortable seats that do not recline. No complimentary ANYTHING. People will say this is the future, but the future is bleak. I will most likely not fly this airline again."
Pros: "The seats were bigger than the first flight of the day."
Cons: "There were unused rows. Why do they always have people grouped together? We're supposed to be keeping a distance. This is not an isolated incident."
Pros: "It was smooth."
Pros: "Everything!!! Super impressed!"
Cons: "That I had to leave the amazing experience and go on vacation. :("
Pros: "The gate attendant was super helpful and changed my seat to one closer to the front because I needed off the plain quickly for business. Te flight crew were personal and engaging, and made the trip lighter and fun (even). Well done crew!"
Cons: "The great price and then a la carte everything else is frustrating, but if you fly Spirit, you know what you're getting. The baggage fee for a carry on was too high in my opinion."
Pros: "Flights are on time, clean and basic"
Cons: "No carry on bag, so fly light"
Pros: "Easy"
Cons: "Little fees"
Cons: "The checked baggage...$84. REALLY? That will make me rethink my future travel plans...with other airlines."
Cons: "Worst policies of any company I've ever flown with and I will never fly with them again."
Pros: "Price and Spirit employees."
Cons: "Being a sardine, and getting nickle and dined."
Cons: "Not enough leg room, seats need more cushioning."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Canceled my flight last minute, didn't notify me at all."
Cons: "I missed my flight and my tickets were unrefundable and my bag went to San Diego. I still have not received my bag"
Pros: "I will never fly with them again."
Cons: "Customer service was aweful. Women at the front would not allow my ticket to be printed however I was already checked into my flight. They are crooks trying to squeeze money out of their travelers. If this isn't taken care I will no longer purchase from kayak either. I have been a long standing customer of yours. It's the only app I use to purchase tickets. I am now missing work and was forced to pay 100$ to get a later flight. Very disappointed."
Pros: "The cost of the trip was very low - with all the frills removed, air travel can be relatively cheap. Plan ahead - you will not be able to use TSA Pre-Check, you will have to pay extra to carry on a bag (so buy your bag online at the airline's website before you go to the airport - this is the cheapest way to do it as they charge you more to purchase the carry-on at the check-in counter and even more if you wait until the boarding gate), and you will have to pay for all beverages including water and provide your own in-flight entertainment. If you plan ahead and know what you're getting into, flying Spirit can be a pleasant experience. The flight staff is friendly and polite."
Cons: "The seats are very close together - don't expect to have any leg room - and they do not recline. Bring a neck pillow if you have any intention of sleeping."
Cons: "I was told I was too late and missed my flight only to find an email from spirit the day after saying my flight was delayed an hour and 15 mins. I could have made it but the lady that "helped" me told me there was nothing I could do. She basically turned me away, along with the 15 or so people who had the same issue ahead of me in line, and advised me to find my own way home on a different airline. I ended up paying $345 to make it back to San Diego and received no help from spirit. Best part: I paid for insurance on my ticket just in case something like this happened. I've never been so dissatisfied with an airline and will NEVER fly spirit again!!"
Pros: "It was actually probably the best flight ive ever been on. Im usually really afraid to fly but the takeoff and landing were so smooth. No anxiety at all. All the crew was so nice and everything was comfortable."
Cons: "There wasn't really anything i didn't like. Every little thing cost money but i knew that going in so it wasn't a surprise."
Pros: "Horrible"
Cons: "Everything"
Pros: "The lady at the desk at the gate was very polite and understanding."
Cons: "Our flight was delayed, and delayed, and delayed while the airline told us it would be boarding "momentarily" and "shortly". The maintenance issue could have been easily solved by doing proper post flight checks, as our flight was supposed to be the first to leave in the morning and the issue with the plane had been there since the night before. They offered us $50 vouchers for use with Spirit Airlines, which won't be terribly useful since we won't be flying with them again. They refused to even try to credit my card with the voucher amount to pay for 400 miles worth of gas and parking to get to and from the airport. The real disappointment with Spirit Airlines is in their ability to perform maintenance properly and their customer service representatives' lack of professionalism."
Cons: "Smaller than usual seat space"
Pros: ",I like that you didn't pay attention that my seatbelt was not attached and I didn't have to argue with him about it"
Cons: "everything else"
Cons: "Being delayed 5 hours and the stewardesses demeanor."
Pros: "Assigned seats"
Cons: "Paying for carry on, customer service was horrible."
Pros: "The planes are new so there's that."
Cons: "The flight was delayed 3 hours due to leaky breaks and they didn't have the air on so we all sweat to death until someone decided to flip the ac switch 2 hours in. The tickets are so cheap cause you have to pay for eeeeeeeeeeeverything! You have to pay for a carry-on, a drink, to have the service desk check you in, etc. I'm surprised they don't have a coin-lock on the bathrooms or individual oxygen masks that they charge you for."
Pros: "Flight was on time and people were friendly"
Cons: "I didn't have any leg room"
Pros: "A lot of people give Spirit a bad rap. READ THE WEBSITE and you won't be disappointed."
Cons: "Boarding, food? that's funny!"
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "The price."
Cons: "They charge 65 bucks (roughly exchanges at the dollar value) for 2nd carry on which is ridiculous. My boyfriend and I had to wear all of our clothes to eliminate that 2nd carry on bag."
Pros: "On time. Prompt service. Easy kiosk check in experience. Price is right without bags."
Cons: "No TSA precheck. Seats are pretty uncomfortable after 2 hours. Have to pay for larger carry-ons."
Cons: "Wasn't allowed to board flight. Lost ticket in taxi and when I tried to reprint at the kiosk, they said that because I was "checking in" less than 45 minutes before my flight that I would be bumped to a flight the next day. Had to buy a flight with a different airline."
Pros: "The crew was friendly, refreshingly casual, and very accommodating."
Cons: "The flight was delayed over an hour. After the agent at the gate told us we could go grab a bite to eat because of the delay we came back and they had boarded the airplane and wouldn't let us on our flight. Never flying Spirit airlines again."
Pros: "nice crew. cheap tickets"
Cons: "On both my flights the departure was delayed atleast an hour without any of us knowing why. It wasnt even mentioned that it was delayed until after the stated departure time. really uncomfortable seats without and reclining or head rest adjusters. i guess you get what you pay for though"
Cons: "$55.00 for a second carry on is too expensive , it should be $25.00."
Cons: "flimsy tight seats, no bargain if you you have a bag (who travels without at least a carry-on?)"
Pros: "Cheap fare and the flight went just fine. On time and no problems."
Cons: "Seats were a bit narrow and cushion wasn't something I'd want to spend more than 3 hrs or so in, but I get the concept of the bare bones service. $40 for a checked bag is too high. I don't mind $25-$30, but $40 is a bit much."
Cons: "first flight had over a hour delay, returning flight had even longer delay due to sharing a terminal"
Pros: "The flight was very smooth, and the flight attendants were awesome."
Cons: "Everything was nearly perfect I just never give five stars"
Pros: "not much"
Cons: "Denver has a blizzard the night before. Let's assume, it's going to remain a cold night after the snow stops. If your flight leaves at 710 am, you might think there would be ice and frozen things on the plane that might need to be addressed before the flight can depart. at 730 they come out and say "the plane's engines are frozen, sorry" Why was no one there earlier prepping the engines? There was NO indication by the crew that any prep happened before. They gave us the impression that they were as "shocked" as we were. I would have assumed that it would have been an issue for all the airlines, but the American flight that was at the gate next to us took off on time, as did the other plane next to us. This is clearly a Spirit airline issue. I somehow made it to denver international airport on time, against all odds. I was going to be able to make my meeting in San Diego on time, but then the ONE thing that's supposed to go off without a hitch (the airplane being ready to go) didn't. All because of clear lack of preparation after a storm. Never again spirit airlines. EVER."
Cons: "Cancelled fligjt 2 options 1, take $44 refund on unused flight portion and figure how to get back to San Diego or 2, rebook flight 3 days later wtf??????"
Pros: "The flight was delayed for a while because of weather, it was a nice flight."
Pros: "Low flight cost Flight was on time"
Cons: "$55 baggage fee Small cramped seating"
Pros: "Great flight"
Cons: "Weight restrictions are to restrict only 40 lbs other airlines 50 lbs"
Cons: "Smallest most uncomfortable seat and row I've ever been on. Chair recliner was broke too."
Pros: "I bought my tickets for $78 a piece. I was able to sit up front in the larger seats both ways with on extra cost."
Cons: "You had to pay for everything even water. Bags cost too much so I only brought a personal item with me. There was no TV. The flight was really loud."
Pros: "The staff were very friendly and the flight was on time."
Cons: "Having to pay for carry ons and food including water and/or coffee. I can get cheap flights from other airlines who offer free carry ons and complimentary drinks/snacks. The seats are terribly uncomfortable with holes in them"
Pros: "Price, on time, friendly"
Pros: "Cheap fast."
Pros: "They were very accommodating to me and my service dog, the crew was also very nice."
Cons: "The unexpected charges, the seating is way to tight. If I did not have a hole row to myself it would have been a very uncomfortable ride for myself and my service dog."
Pros: "the de~icing on then plane wings scared the %*@* out of me. but I'm from Calif, never saw that b4. and thanks for bringing me home safe."
Cons: "I didn't like the fact that I had no warning of the $50 to check bags, or $55 if you take them on the plane. Thank god I had exactly $50 left to my name when I boarded the plane. so in the end it was still $100 one way flight. Next time I'll fly southwest"
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