Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
|February||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 17% drop in price.|
|March||Most popular time to fly with an average 27% increase in price.|
Average price of a round-trip
|$151||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
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An average nonstop flight takes 1h 53m, covering a distance of 645 miles.
There are 128 (nonstop) flights between Detroit and Kansas City per week, averaging 18 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Spirit Airlines ($101), United Airlines ($142) and Multiple Airlines ($156).
Delta (10 times daily), Air France (3 times daily), Korean Air (2 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
For Detroit to Kansas City, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Kansas City back to Detroit, the best deals are generally found on Monday, with Wednesday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Detroit you will be using Detroit All airports, often referred to as Detroit Airport. You will be landing at Kansas City, also known as Kansas City Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Amazing crew"
Cons: "Excellent service"
Pros: "See previous comments."
Cons: "See previous comments."
Cons: "Everything was great!"
Pros: "Crew was very friendly for the most part. There seems to be a chance in the way they interact with customers. It's noticeable. The food still is not bad, not great. Drink selection was pretty extensive and impressive. Free wifi for messaging apps is great."
Cons: "Electrical plug is right at your knee level. Bread is rock hard an inedible. Plane felt very dry compared to other Delta planes. Would be good to know when the Wifi will be off (as it is off as we "approach the North Pole"). I wish we didn't have to repack bags that are over 52lb."
Pros: "I like flying delta. They always serve drinks first"
Cons: "It’s such a long flight. Not your fault."
Cons: "delayed flight"
Pros: "On time departure and arrival"
Cons: "Paying for seats"
Pros: "The on flight entertainment was good"
Cons: "Sleeping was too uncomfortable"
Pros: "Friendly staff. Very comfortable seats"
Pros: "The movies kept my daughter busy."
Pros: "After a delay of over 1 1/2 due to weather, we boarded and then waited for luggage. Then our pilot said our weight was too high so we sat and burned off fuel, which delayed us a half hour."
Cons: "See above."
Pros: "The inflight entertainment options were nice, I enjoyed the flight status option, and the USB port was very helpful."
Cons: "Three hour delay due to wiring issues, cramped seating that made it impossible to get even the most basic of maps, and our flight attendant was upset that we didn't notify them that we were vegans in advance. We didn't know that they had vegan options, and weren't upset about not eating the in-flight meals. She was much more upset about it than we were and it made me uncomfortable refusing the food that I knew I couldn't eat. Other passengers even asked us if we had eaten anything. It was almost embarrassing."
Pros: "When I arrived at Detroit I noticed there was an earlier flight going out to Amsterdam. The nice Delta rep gave me a new boarding pass for the earlier flight because there were empty seats on that plane."
Pros: "Quick and easy."
Pros: "Professional, courteous, and responsive attendants and flight crew."
Pros: "The Delta Help Desk at the airport was actually pretty helpful for the times I had to use them."
Cons: "Flight was delayed....3 times(more?) from late at night to early morning the next day. Delta Help Desk rescheduled me and got me a room at Howard Johnson’s for the night. Called HoJo’s to confirm they had non-smoking rooms available. Got on the hotel’s shuttle bus and the driver announced that HoJo was full and all voucher holders would go to Rodeway Inn but those without vouchers would go to HoJo....huh!?? Called HoJo and the same person I’d spoken to 20 mins prior said it was correct, that Rodeway was a sister property. The Rodeway Inn Metro Airport is pretty disgusting. This is my opinion after coming from remote Mexico and extensive travel in Africa. It should be torn down. Delta/HoJo should not send customers there."
Cons: "It was scheduled so late at night."
Cons: "Crowded seatibg"
Pros: "Entertainment available"
Cons: "All good"
Pros: "My upgrade was fabulous!"
Pros: "The flight was nearly full, but I lucked out. One person in my row did not show up, so myself and the other lady in my row had the benefit of having an open seat in between us. The crew was cheerful and accommodating. They did the normal beverage service, but also brought complimentary water and coffee 3x during the rest of the flight. This was greatly appreciated, especially after 5 days of drinking and partying. My buddies and I spent two and a half days in Las Vegas for a bachelor party followed by two days in the LA area for a wedding (yes we did it Hangover style) :) Thank you Delta!"
Cons: "My only complaint was that the flight was delayed out of LAX by about 30 minutes due to the flight in-bound being delayed. However, the captain made up most of this time in the air so it ended up being a non-issue."
Cons: "We were on the tarmac for almost 2 hours. It's probably LaGuardia but the experience was very bad."
Pros: "Excellent very good"
Cons: "Good service excellent"
Pros: "Newer plane, even though it was a short flight there was a choice of movies and tv shows. Crew was very nice."
Cons: "I began asking for my wheelchair escort the minute I got off the plane. I was assured in Houston they would be there when I got to Detroit. They were not. The request was clearly spelled out on my boarding pass along with my personal oxygen equipment information. I kept asking different staff and they would call for me then say somebody would be there. I waited for an entire hour and only when I started to cry did somebody do something. It was terribly stressful."
Pros: "liked the pods in delta one"
Cons: "wish the pods were a little longer for sleeping. it your 6'1 or taller you can't completely stretch out"
Cons: "When I bought my ticket last Nov , I paid extra to select seats, only to discover no aisle seats available for the 15 hour flight from LAX to Guanghzou. I tried many times to call CSA LA office using toll free and regular number, but could never speak to a human. Last November 7 I missed my flight home due to the Thai King's motorcade causing the road I was on to be closed for more one hour. I arrived at the CNXairport nearly one hour before the scheduled departure time, only to find CSA check in counters already closed. CSA Bangkok made me pay for a one way ticket home on Nov 8 even though all 3 flights were not full. I arrived well I'm advance and checked in. CSA began boarding 30 minutes before the time shown on my boarding pass and closed the aircraft doors shortly aftethe boarding time listed. No wonder I missed my Nov 7 flight! I wrote CSA LA a letter including the receipt for the one way ticket and requested a refund or at least a reply or home call. I never received a reply. I have flown CSA/Delta from Detroit, MI to Chiang Mai, Thailand 5 or 6 times in the last 3 years. It seems they don't care about customer loyalty. In the future CSA will not be my first choice and I will pay somewhat more to fly another airline."
Pros: "Good food. Great service"
Cons: "Small seats. Crowded."
Pros: "Smoorh travels"
Cons: "Economy seats mot comfortable for sleeping"
Cons: "Hard to get comfortable even in easy comfort but easy comfort is better than typica arats."
Pros: "on time, clean, prompt."
Pros: "Updated plane, movies are old but a verity"
Cons: "Lost two pieces of luggage"
Pros: "No headphones available for flight"
Pros: "Crew was informative. The food was above expectations."
Cons: "The 27 year old B747 was a pain. Seats are hard, and engines are loud. The cabin is extremely dry after 14+ hrs of flight."
Cons: "The food was supposed to be hot chicken was served cold"
Pros: "Online check in was very good. Liked the ability to select free seats ahead of 24hr window. Liked being air side for the whole trip Detroit airport Terminal A was good. Free WiFi 50mb + awesome. Crew were friendly and efficient Will do this trip again."
Cons: "Seat always seem uncomfortable after 3hrs anywhere! And more leg room would always help. Food was OK liked the choice of 3 meals difficult to do quality food for 200+ but keep trying to improve"
Pros: "The crew were friendly and efficient. The seats were narrow, but as to be expected. Meals were fine. Will fly Delta again and again."
Cons: "Flight Minneapolis to Detroit was delayed which caused us to miss our original flight and go out a day later."
Pros: "Media options were ok."
Cons: "I received a frozen beer and no napkin. Beer began to overflow, and I sat there for about 10 minutes before another flight attendant walked by. Her attitude was less than desirable upon seeing the situation. Also my luggage never arrived in Singapore. Shanghai didn't have any notification, so I assume it was lost on the Delta end. Overall I am very disappointed and will be seeking a non-delta affiliate for my next trip."
Pros: "Gate agent was kind enough to give me a seat upgrade since I wasn't assigned one."
Cons: "That I wasn't able to get a seat until I arrived at the gate"
Pros: "I was traveling with my young daughter (3 years old) and wife. The crew was really welcoming and accommodative of us. My little girl got the Delta wings pin (including a second one when she lost the first one), and was able to visit the flight deck. Extra kudos for my daughter being able to see a female pilot! :-)"
Pros: "Friendly crew"
Pros: "We had to have the plane de-iced before we left but we still arrived in Houston earlier than originally planned. The flight was smooth and quick and with a flight that wasn't packed full I was very comfortable without a seat mate."
Pros: "Same as the previous flight! Very surprised to be a head of time"
Cons: "We were very cramped in the seats. No room to move! I could not use my laptop."
Cons: "Super loud. Couldn't talk to anyone without shouting. No view out the window, as the engine was about 5 inches outside the glass. Not sure why there even were windows for these seats, as they probably just let in more sound. Also right next to the bathroom, so frequently smelled bad."
Cons: "Sat in airport for 8 hours while flight was delayed an hour at a time only to be cancelled after 8 hours of waiting. Had to rent a car and drive 10 hours to destination"
Cons: "This flight was significantly delayed while we waited for a late flight attendant to arrive. Delta offered us nothing but sad meaningless apologies. On top of that the PA system at the gate didn't work so finding out news as to what was going on was extremely difficult."
Pros: "Crew was great. Plane felt good and clean."
Cons: "My flight from Gainesville to Charlotte, we had to deplane down plane steps. I was told we would have jetway every flight. I have had hip replacement and steep steps very uncomfortable. Unable to deplane down them with both purse and small carryon. Someone always has to help me carry my carryon plus theirs as there is no provision for help from the airline. American seems to be only airline to do this, I will have to reconsider flying with you in the future."
Cons: "Many things Food Services Entertainment"
Pros: "The seats were comfortable, the entertainment selections in the screen on the seat back were great, loved that there was more than one outlet for plugging in devices to charge, the sunset/sunrise lighting effect was really near"
Cons: "I honestly cannot come up with something that I did not lie"
Cons: "The boarding passes I printed out at home could not be scanned at the airport. This also happened last time I flew. There are words printed thru the optical."
Pros: "Friendly, efficient"
Cons: "Flight was 1.5 hours delayed with another 1 hour delay on the tarmac"
Pros: "Boarding and debar king was quick."
Cons: "Attendant was surly, no coffee, no continental breakfast as indicated on the reservation. Very disappointed with in-flight service."
Pros: "No fees for carryon, like Republic charged on the way out"
Cons: "NO seats available on booking, without paying extra. Never could sit together, even though booked together. Greedy but stupid."
Cons: "Nothing at all"
Pros: "We had a wonderful flight experience. Smooth take off and landing. The in flight service was impeccable! Will definitely be flying American Airlines again."
Pros: ". ."
Pros: "Flight was quick- onboard entertainment (streaming videos to your device) was cool...but the back of the plane is pretty bumpy and there was a lot of turbulance."
Cons: "Because it was a day later!!!"
Pros: "All flights were on time. American Airlines personal is extremely friendly"
Pros: "Everything was on time"
Cons: "Not enough room between seats"
Pros: "Nice entertainment on new 737."
Cons: "But it is a 3-3 and there no room to sit cause we are hip to hip which means shoulders overlap shoulders. It is horrible. Avoid this plane at all costs. It's really bad. Pitch of leg room is barely OK but side to side they have sunk to a new low. The new plane doesn't blow any air. Terrible system. Really? That should be easy to fix."
Pros: "It's pretty rare I can sleep on a plane, but I actually got some rest; very grateful for that."
Cons: "At 6'7", basic coach on a 737 is painful on the knees. I realize I can exit row for an upcharge, but that's kind of messed up, isn't it?"
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "They lost my luggage and that was horrible but they delivered it to my hotel which was nice."
Pros: "Much better than the trip to chicago"
Cons: "Had to wait on the crew Short fight rushed service"
Pros: "Seats were comfortable, the plane was clean, and all flights left and landed as scheduled. Actually, they landed and unloaded is early! Would recommend if you don't mind paying extra $25 to check a bag."
Cons: "That no checked bags are included in the flight costs. They didn't hide this or surprise me, but just a dislike."
Pros: "Getting bumped to First Class"
Cons: "My first flight was canceled then they took it upon themselves to bump me off the next light and put me on the latest flight where I got there at 11 o'clock at night then on the way home it was delayed again I missed my connecting flight and then he put me on the latest flight again it was a complete nightmare"
Pros: "On time departure and arrival. Plane was clean and seating was not uncomfortable althouth they didn't recline very much. Short flight so it was o.k."
Pros: "The price is competitive. On boarding was ontime. Though the flight was redirected to Omaha due to bad weather in Kansas City, it was only an hour late than the scheduled arrival to Kansas City."
Cons: "The WiFi was not as expected. In flight entertainment is null. Snack would have been better."
Pros: "Nice plane when we finally boarded it. Crew was very professional."
Cons: "Endless advisories, the official explanation of the flight delay and estimated departure was constantly in flux."
Pros: "The plane was clean, a/c worked well. Stewardesses offered food and drinks several times. Pilot repeatedly came over the intercom with updates on the flight."
Cons: "There was an annoying rattling noize coming from above my seat near the roof and wall."
Pros: "very good no problems.."
Cons: "all good thanks much"
Pros: "Plane was delayed repeatedly, then cancelled. I missed work and was originally offered a flight for twi days later. That wouldve been three days in an airport ? I had to purchase a room, taxi, and then spend the following day in the airport as that flight was repeatedly delayed. I booked a direct flight and was not rescheduled for such. Still waiting for reply from American Airlines. First time flying with this carrier and disappointed is an understatement."
Pros: "Flight was delayed but boarding at DCA was very efficient and quick"
Cons: "Flight attendants seemed bothered by something and weren't very nice. They looked/seemed tired. Cabin lights were on the whole time for a ~3 hour flight which began at 830pm."
Pros: "Loved that he was upfront with all of us that it would be a bumpy flight after about 20 minutes, which he was correct and very accurate."
Cons: "I thought his delivery sounded a little more "worrisome" than it needed to be. I thought that he could have expressed the same sentiment, while sounding more confident in his ability and more soothing for folks like me who despise turbulence:)"
Pros: "I enjoyed the whole experience. The staff was friendly and the plane was clean."
Pros: "It was successful."
Pros: "The flight overall. Also, it landed early."
Cons: "In Charlotte, they had to deplane on the tarmac and my daughter had a crutch, so she had to sit on the steps to go down them."
Cons: "Turbulence, not there fault"
Cons: "They changed my flight schedule. God my refund, but missed my business trip"
Cons: "Flight was canceled with no option to leave until the next day"
Cons: "Flight was changed without notice did NOT go to Charlotte instead flew Detroit to Dallas! To Tampa- a little out of the way. After we were checked in and ready to board I then got a call to notify me the flight was changed. Boarding was awful made me check small carry on when there was several open over-head compartments and several others were walking in with two + carry ons. How do you explain that? I will NEVER fly American Airlines again. The airplane from Dallas to Tampa was ancient, a little scary to even think it was still in the air. The air conditioning was minimal I could hear other passengers complaining it was extremely uncomfortable."
Pros: "Crew very courteous"
Cons: "Flight was delayed 2 hours. I couldn't run my business that way!"
Pros: "Free entertainment"
Cons: "Spacing is really tight"
Pros: "The pilot got us home to Detroit!"
Cons: "Flight delay after flight delay after a terrible experience with Spirit and having to switch to your airline."
Cons: "American has never been reliable, and this time was no exception. 3 hour delay and they put me in a hotel 20mins away. Bobby was helpful though at getting me a new flight, but should have given more in food vouchers"
Pros: "Staff was prompt, pleasant and helpful"
Cons: "Delays due to mechanical issues."
Pros: "Good crew, on time, smooth flight"
Cons: "It was way too hot in the plane. I've been on 100 planes before and never been hit. It smelled like a locker room by the time we landed"
Cons: "We were delayed flying in to Chicago and I was going to miss my connecting flight. There was another Delta flight that could have worked way better for me if American Airlines was willing to accommodate, but they said that I have to fly to Chicago and ask the agent there. Obviously that meant that even that person couldn't do anything. It ended up working out in the end, but I was very annoyed."
Pros: "Again, on time and efficient"
Cons: "Flight attendants very serious"
Pros: "Nothing. After my already booked flight for a honeymoon, I will never fly American Airlines again."
Cons: "Everything. Never again. Rude employees, delays on every flight with no info why, and no urgency to fix anything."
Pros: "All OK on the plane."
Cons: "Our flight was canceled or "down-graded" Delay of 1 1/2 hours in Phoenix."
Pros: "Safe flight. Clean plane. One nice lady at the gate who did her best."
Cons: "Many of us (15+) on this small plane lacked seat assignments. That meant we all had to wait in a queue at the gate for them. They started boarding the plane before they issued any seats assignments to us (we all had confirmed reservations, and we weren't in a group or anything). Then they decided that the premium fliers ought to get the empty 1st class seats, so they had to get in front of us in the queue to change their seats. Anyway, the boarding was essentially finished before they issued any seat assignments. In the end, they gave me two boarding passes for my son and none for me, but the lady was nice enough to just send me through (I was in the system in a seat, apparently, but the printed card had gone missing somehow). Once on the plane, the cabin and ground crew were quite pushy in hurrying everyone to get strollers packed (yes, there was a guy with a baby wating for seat assignments). It didn't affect me at that point, but it was really rude. It just takes time to get children on board, and it was the airline's fault they weren't boarded first. BTW, the flight was operated by American."
Cons: "I checked in on line for my deaf elderly uncle a cousin and myself. I purchased bags online. When we got to the airport ( with a receipt ) we were told we paid for priority not bags. I NEVER would have done that. I looked at the website and it is very misleading. We went for a funeral and no one had extra money. I cannot pay my water bill now. Never again will I fly American. Very deceptive on their website."
Pros: "Crew was friendly and helpful. Inter Seat spacing was not convenient."
Cons: "Ensuring seat in front of me was fixed to ensure it doesn’t over recline"
Cons: "The airline cancelled my return flight home from a Venice without notifying me because they said I was. “No show” on my previous flight over. This was absolutely not true. To cancel someone’s flight and not alert them is highly unethical."
Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "Very cramped and uncomfortable seats in Economy. 2 hours late arriving in KansasCity."
Pros: "The hotel price did not include taxes breakfast"
Cons: "We flew dtw to Frankfort we"
Pros: "It was a smooth, comfortable flight."
Cons: "The aircraft was late and caused a lot of stress and missed layovers. One of the crew members had a bad attitude when I offered to let my bags continue on the flight without me (I originally opted to deplane and stay in Detroit). I was only trying to be helpful and got my head bit off... I get It. It was a stressful situation, but the crew doesn’t need to add insult to injury. They’re getting paid hourly whether flights are on time or not. It’s the passengers who have a right to be anxious."
Cons: "Confusing carryon regulations. Said “no carryons” so I repacked & when arrived at gate EVERYONE had full sized carryons...!"
Pros: "I loved the pilot taking time to greet my boys and give them wings! My boys loved sitting in the co-pilot's seat and hearing "the plane talk." Once we got to our seats, the flight attendants were very helpful and kind and we, actually, landed early! Yaaayyy! My boys won't forget their flight to Houston because of the cool female and male pilots they met while traveling. Thank you!"
Cons: "I did NOT like how the seats are grouped in twos. I flew with two small children who could only sit together and I had to sit by myself and watch them; which was very hard. If I could change anything about my flight, I would change the age of children who need to purchase seats to four and up as most children under 4 want to sit with their mothers, so why should I pay for a seat they will not be using?"
Pros: "Crew allowed me to sit beside my wife in economy plus seating."
Cons: "United Airlines lost my luggage in Chicago after going through customs."
Pros: "That transportation was available in Chicago."
Cons: "No problems."
Pros: "First class it was owsome"
Pros: "Efficient, professional and speedy service"
Pros: "The staff were excellent ! Great attitudes, great personalities,very informative staff and pilot!!"
Cons: "Both flights were delayed!"
Cons: "Seats are a bit cramped"
Pros: "The boarding process went quickly and seats weren't too bad. Flight was pretty painless overall"
Cons: "Overhead bins were full so I had to put my carry on under the seat in front of me meaning less leg room. There was no entertainment."
Pros: "Entertaiment collection was good, kept me engaged throughout for the entire duration of flight."
Cons: "Food was mediocre by standards of an international flight."
Pros: "Good flight attendants"
Cons: "Small seats"
Cons: "After my first flight was cancelled for no clear reason, I was rebooked on one which was 8 hours later (not the one of the first flights out). When I arrived to the airport my flight was then delayed another hour. This was two days after my previous flight with United which had us sitting on the tarmac for 2 hours waiting for updates about whether or not we could take off."
Cons: "Didn't have a plane for us. Over 3 1/2 hour delay. Every time I fly this airline there is an issue with the flights."
Pros: "Went smoothly & on time"
Cons: "Didn't see any flying monkeys going over Kansas. They promised me flying monkeys..."
Cons: "The plane never left we sat in the plane for a 1 hour and 30 minutes before they told us to get off .. Then they kept saying the plane was leaving up until the time I Miss my connection flight .. Then they make it seem likes its your fault... NEVER AGAIN !!!"
Pros: "I was able to get a seat change so that I had some great leg room."
Cons: "There was no internet or video content without huge fees."
Cons: "At the boarding gate, there was really really mean crew operating the boarding. There was one guy on standby, was told to wait so he did but he didn't get the seat . I understand that could happen but how she spoke this guy was absolutely rude and she did say " that's not my fault! That's your fault!!" And slam the door ... When we asked her for adding miles , she did as complaining " I am here for the flight to Ommaha ." Even though she was not , she is working for United airlines , isn't it her job ??? She was like that to every customer and that presents your company's value ... When the gate was for us , she was back at the gate ...... I am so disappointed for this poor customer service. Even though if I mention here , I know nothing would change and I hope this one voice will reach to the company somehow and make some change ."
Cons: "Because my first flight from detroit was an hour late i missed this flight and flew American which that flight was nice"
Pros: "Totally on time: excellent everything. This was a smooth flight both ways."
Cons: "Delay n missed my 2nd flight Then a 50 min flight was canceled"
Cons: "After sitting for a 8 hour layover, the boarding gate was changed. The announcement of this change was poorly done, and we were not aware. Fortunately, I questioned why our flight was not announced and found this change. With less than 30 minutes until flight take off, we had to hurry to ...not only another gate, but a completely different terminal. I feel there should have been better informative announcements of this change."
Pros: "The crew was always striving to make sure the flight was as comfortable as possible. They have me a couple perks for being in the military and that made my flight very enjoyable. I will definitely start flying with United more often"
Cons: "No bad comments on my behalph"
Pros: "friendly crew and good flight,,"
Cons: "why load the plane front to back,,Hassle getting by everyone,,A little common sense would go a long way,,,"
Pros: "We had the best airline attendant I have ever encountered on any flight during my 50 years of flying. She was alone on the flight, yet she was attentive, efficient, cheerful and made the flight from Denver to Kansas City better than any other I have ever taken! She has a great attitude and it was obvious that she wanted all passengers to have a wonderful experience! I wish I had asked her name so that I could give her the recognition she deserves."
Cons: "Delayed flight out of Denver."
Pros: "The flight was not fully booked so there were plenty of empty seats for everyone on to spread out."
Cons: "The flight was minorly delayed for de-iceing, but not more than maybe 30 mins or so. Not even worth saying what I didn't like about the flight when its necessary!"
Cons: "Sitting on the plane for an hour before take off due to runway congestion. Even pilot said it was worst he'd seen."
Pros: "Everything went smooth and on time."
Cons: "Plane was small and the space felt a little tight but was not too bad."
Pros: "Please see above"
Pros: "Seating was comfortable."
Cons: "The plane departure wa two hours late leaving causing missed connections. There were two United employees at the counter and one left. They were to help us change connections so te line was long and VERY slow. Half of us didn't get the connections changed. We de larded in Houston with connections that were unreasonable. United employees rude and not helpful. I had to fly to San Francisco then to Ontario making a long terrible day."
Pros: "Everything was perfect, from the boarding process to the seats, things went well."
Cons: "The customer service was horrible and I was stranded for two additional days."
Pros: "Not a damn thing."
Cons: "My flight was held back 2 hours because "a flight attendant called off". So I missed my connecting flight "I touched down as the connecting flight was supposed to take off". I was put on a standby list for a flight leaving later that night and I didn't get it. I was told I had to wait until 7am the next morning to get on a flight. After asking, I was given a hotel, cab, and 2 food vouchers. The taxi took me to the hotel united chose. I got there and there were no vacancies. I had to pay for my own taxi to a different hotel that luckily took my voucher for the other hotel. after all this mess I only got 2 hours sleep. The 7am flight waited for its connecting flights. This delay cost me a third of my trip and money on my first night at my hotel."
Cons: "Flight was 20 min late, and then on top of that an hour delay happened. The courtesy drink I had, which was coffee, was bad. The WiFi I had in my seat wasn't working, and the crew seemed more somber than cheery. I did not at all enjoy my flight. Also, becuase the flight was that late, my ride couldn't pick me up so I had to fork out 50$ for cab fare."
Cons: "Two of the flight crews that were supposed to fly me and my wife to Kansas city claimed to have maintenence issues 20 minutes into the flight and turned back . This was a lie . The fact was the crew maybe had an hour left on their shift they made it up came back told everyone to talk to customer service while everyone was doing that the crew clocked off. When we came back they saI'd the plane was fine and that we had wait for another crew. That crew we waited for another two hours. They to clocked off and went home. I don't know of there isn't any overtime or anything but you are losing money to shady crews like this one. I'm never flying united again."
Pros: "We finally arrived, thankful. But upset. The flight was good after we got going.."
Cons: "My flight was cancelled and i missed my meeting on Dec.10, 2015.. We were suppose to go Washington to Portland, Maine.instead we went to New Newark..At lenght wait... And after all that waiting we are offered a drink of soda or juice. What gives? Nothing else?"
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "Excellent experience sleek look and roomy"
Pros: "Good leg room for a smaller jet."
Cons: "Diagram used for seat selection wasn't the same as the plane we flew on. I selected seat 12 which should have been an exit seat."
Cons: "lost bags missed flights rude staff no concern for helping figure out next step"
Cons: "DTW was a mess to many people traveling without a clue as to how to get through TSA it boarding process or bin space."
Cons: "Two flights both of which had long delays that were not weather or passenger related. Plane had sardine can seating. Should have listened to UntiedotCom"
Pros: "I enjoyed the economy plus roomy seats. The plane was on time leaving and a little bit early on arrival in Chicago. Overall, a very pleasant experience."
Pros: "I liked the leg room and assigned seating."
Cons: "More information on drinks during the flight and the charges for backpacks."
Pros: "All is great but the KC customs officers were rude and just hateful.."
Cons: "Customs officials"
Pros: "The flight time I originally booked."
Cons: "That they changed our flight to the day before what I had chosen and the Kayak app didn't update so we arrived at the airport to find out our flight had left the day before."
Cons: "Wasn't calling by zones, was pretty much a free for all to get on the plane."
Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "Same as above, but smoother landing"
Pros: "Comfort.. I purchased coach. Not first class. Food.. Did tried the food at all Entertainment.. My Ipad"
Cons: "I did not disliked nothing at all"
Pros: "Great take off and landing. Very comfortable seats."
Cons: "That no snacks or beverages were provided for free"
Pros: "Unchanged from previous flight"
Cons: "All good."
Pros: "Wonderful trip experience. Will certainly fly Frontier again."
Pros: "The boarding and deplaning process was very fast. Most likely this is due to the fact that it is less expensive to check a bag than to carry one on, so there were way fewer bags overhead than on a typical flight with another airline."
Cons: "Be prepared to pay if you want to eat or drink. All items are for purchase only. I don't think that my seat reclined at all (and I wasn't near an exit row), so no sleep for me on my almost three hour flight."
Pros: "Cheap flight as long as you don't get sucked into the baggage and seat fees. Friendly crew both ways"
Cons: "3 hour delay on first flight."
Pros: "Plane felt clean. Boarding efficient as was check in."
Pros: "Boarding was fast. The only slightly negative I noticed was the window was very dirty on the inside and the seat back in front of me was too."
Cons: "Flight was cancelled after waiting 2 hrs. Tried to use the 1-800 number they gave. During the 1 hour call, I was initially told I could get to Orlando late, then after multipal waits, I was told nothing was available until the next day late. I tried to cancel the flight and get my money back because it was a long weekend trip. Frontier has you fill out a request and will not give a decision for 7 days. Terrible service."
Pros: "Quick boarding."
Cons: "Nickel and dime for everything. It's a scam."
Pros: "Price was good."
Cons: "Charged for every thing seats, luggage, . Took over an hour for luggage. They waited for the next Frontier flight about half an hour then brought lugage from both flights at the same time. Not enough to get me back to Frontier!"
Cons: "I was told 25 for luggage then 30 got to airport they said 40$ that I didn't pre check which I did, and they said no cash only credit so it cost me another 5 for credit card. I'm very upset over this"
Pros: "I'd never flown frontier until this flight. I was very satisfied, with the exception being the lack of entertainment. I scored low because there wasn't any. That doesn't mean I was unhappy, as it was a three hour flight, and I'm perfectly capable of being screen free for a few hours. There was ample leg room, and the flight attendant staff was not only friendly, but funny and individual. One was even cracking jokes, which I loved. It keeps the stress of traveling off my mind. Additionally, the flight was fairly smooth, free of turbulence, and early arriving. I'll be flying frontier again for sure."
Cons: "The cheap flight price was coupled with a charge for carry-on luggage. I didn't know about this, so I was a bit put off."
Pros: "it was great no issues"
Pros: "Right on time, very no muss no fuss, reasonable cost. Would absolutely use frontier again"
Pros: "Cramed in like cattle cheap flimsy seats.where did the fun of flying go?"
Cons: "Its all about money"
Cons: "Outrageous bag fees. Need to read the fine print, since $80 per person for bags fees is significant."
Pros: "Left right on time. The crew was excellent. Everything was great. Would definitely fly with Frontier again!"
Pros: "Courteous crew while boarding. + My flight was on time and even arrived early. ++ The crew was very professional in their jobs, from boarding to offering drinks and snacks. Even though I declined. Always had a smile. However I think while getting off the plane they could have been a little more greatful or thankful. It was really no big deal. But she seemed a little nerved. Maybe she had a moment. We all do. Overall great flight."
Cons: "However. Padding on the seats would be appreciated. I have a bad back. Your seats were the most uncomfortable seats I've ever been in. I know there was padding. But very little. I fly about 4,times a year. Would be more app to using your airlines on a regular basis if this problem was resolved."
Pros: "On time and smooth flight."
Cons: "Expensive tickets and baggage. Plane smelled like the toilet. Could have been cleaned better between flights."
Cons: "It took over an hour to retrieve checked luggage."
Pros: "Flight was delayed by 30 minutes but the flight itself was Great!"
Cons: "30 minute delay boarding"
Cons: "They lost my bags"
Pros: "On time, friendly, no surprises."
Cons: "Rough ride"
Pros: "The flight was comfortable and on time. My ears pop really bad and flights, my first flight from Detroit to Orlando was not too bad and the flight back from Orlando to Detroit, the planes pressure was actually really good"
Cons: "I am 6 foot 8 inches tall. I was really disappointed to find out that I had to pay another $50 per person each way to sit in the larger seats. This raised the cost of the flights from $200-$400 For my wife and I to sit together. That was not an optional expense because the seats are so small that my legs were too long and it was not simply uncomfortable. I did not fit in the way of legroom. There should have been some information explaining this while I was booking the flights"
Cons: "I don't like the way they charge for non alcoholic beverages and water in the flight . I don't like the way they charge less for the flight ticket and collect more for seating , carry-on"
Pros: "Good service"
Cons: "The dark hair stewardess was condescending."
Pros: "flying time"
Cons: "Bait and switch routine on the price I paid. I had to pay extra for each seat and ridiculous baggage fees. Way to unbundle and rip off the consumer..."
Cons: "Wheel chair services at the DEN airport left me off with a walk much farther then I was able to manage"
Pros: "The flight was three hours late and for the first 90 mins the gate display showed 41 mins late. $45 for a carry on bag and $40 to check a bag."
Cons: "I've used Frontier twice. Once for Thanksgiving week and once for Christmas week. Both times I had to wait 40-45 minutes to get my bag. The first time, the belt stopped working after already sitting and waiting 20 minutes for the the luggage to come to baggage claim. So myself and a large number of people had to wait an extra 20 minutes before someone decided to switch the our bags to a different belt. The second time there was no malfunction. Literally the entire plane and myself, who checked a bag, waited a total of 45 minutes before the first luggage appeared. Because I'm a considerate person, I prefer that my ride doesn't get a ticket or their vehicle towed for waiting outside for an extra 20-30 minutes or they waste their gas by circling around the airport until I finally say, "I have my bag." Mind you, this only seems to happen when I'm arriving to Orlando. I probably will be avoiding Frontier Airlines when picking my next flight."
Cons: "5 hours delay"
Pros: "The cost, the ease of booking, everyone was extremely nice. The 'Pilot' or who ever keeps us updated on flying & weather conditions had a great sense of humor and kept us entertained. The plane was clean & looked brand new. It was cheaper and easier to check a bag than mess with a carry on, if you set it up when you purchase your tickets. I had purchased a soda before boarding but the gave me a glass of ice at no charge (some places charge for the cup). No extra cost for seating unless you want a specific seat. We definitely plan on flying more & recommending it to family & friends. Plus it's cheaper than driving"
Cons: "Tight quarters, the seats are pretty much fitted, prob not very comfortable for above average size individuals."
Pros: "Organized, efficient crew. Clean, comfortable aircraft. On time."
Cons: "No problems"
Pros: "Left and arrived on-time."
Pros: "Previous experiences with Frontier were fine, what you would expect with a low-cost airline."
Cons: "Flight was canceled. Only offers from the airline were rebooking at a later flight (only available one was FOUR DAYS LATER) or a refund. I don't expect the world, but they could have been more helpful in trying to find me a way home, or at least giving me a voucher or something that would make me consider flying with them again."
Cons: "Quick easy stress free"
Cons: "Everything is charged, and the airline appears to me as greedy and exploitative. The price for the trip does not include carry-on. I admit that not knowing the policy is my fault. But the policy is quite odd, and I feel as if I were cheated. The receptionist at the counter was rude to me. I have never had such a bad experience with an airline. Anyway, the plane landed safely, after horrible ups and downs (perhaps due to the conditions of the destination?) Thank you for your service. I just think that your manner is ugly."
Pros: "Everything was very timely. This was my first time flying on Frontier and some friends had warned me to expect delays. But everything went exactly as scheduled, which was great. Leg room was pretty decent, to my surprise."
Cons: "The seats are somewhat uncomfortable and the tray tables are so small they are useless. No free drinks or anything at all. I at least got a cup of water on the flight out, but was offered nothing at all on the flight back. You get charged for EITHER carrying on or checking bags, which I knew beforehand, so I can't really complain about that...it's pretty ridiculous though. Everyone is going to bring a bag SOMEhow, so why not include one of them??"
Pros: "It was a quick CHEAP flight that allowed me to visit my daughter sooner than I thought!"
Pros: "being told the progress we were making where we were"
Cons: "Delay 2 hours at gate Check in process"
Cons: "The new seats that are supposed to be room saving are even less comfortable than they previously were. The tray tables are so small they're not even worth having"
Pros: "Good effort to make up for the delay in the incoming flight and to leave on time."
Cons: "Spirit’ kiosk bag check is a waste of travelers’ time. Takes agent just as long to process—plus waiting in line a second time"
Pros: "Everything on rime"
Cons: "No snacks"
Pros: "Friendliness of crew; timeliness of flight"
Cons: "Cramped quarters and no refreshments"
Pros: "Again the boarding process"
Cons: "A customer was on their phone and was not listening to the flight attendant, however the flight attendant was very rude to him. Rolling her eyes. I feel like all the stewardess should go through customer service again. both instances made me feel very uncomfortable."
Pros: "This was the first time we flew with Spirit. We loved the price, but expected it to feel cheap. Except for a la carte pricing, it was comparable to economy class in other airlines. And we liked it that seat backs do not recline, so no more seat back in the face."
Cons: "No concerns outside of economy class in any airline; it's really tight."
Pros: "I had heard that Spirit cancels a lot of flights. My KC to NYC flight via Detroit was seamless there and back. Staff was pleasant and efficient"
Cons: "Seats don't recline and could have used some cleaning, but for a short trip without a lot of luggage I will use Spirit again."
Cons: "Spirit is cheap, but you pay for it in mediocre service and in very squeezed seating. I was lucky in that the plane was not full because it was a holiday. But when the plane is full, people are really jammed in."
Cons: "Having to pay for luggage to come with me. Should be standard."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Extra fees"
Cons: "I couldn't make that flight and called ahead the airlines to let them know. But a day after found out my return flight has been canceled as well. Terrible terrible experience. Had to buy a return flight again."
Cons: "We were delayed after boarding at the gate for an hour while we waited for an additional crew member to arrive who needed to connect at our destination."
Pros: "direct flight"
Cons: "seat a little cramp, but OK"
Pros: "Cancelled for weather but every other airlines was still flying into KC. Th y said they weren't flying out again until 3 days later. Never got any money back or miles."
Pros: "Beautiful flight attendant, efficient boarding and deboarding."
Cons: "Unclear about baggage costs when making reservations and at the airport. Found getting checked in on my first Spirit flight unclear due to all the membership promotion on the same screen page."
Pros: "My flight from Detroit to Kansas City arrived 20 minutes earlier than scheduled. The day before on my flight from Kansas City to Detroit, we were 30 minutes early."
Cons: "It has been delayed by 2 hours and again with out any intimation they have pre poned it by 1 hour."
Pros: "I assume the person that paid for my ticketiked the price, however... I was noy charged a fee when I initially left KC"
Cons: "I dont appreciate not being charged for a carry on, en route to my destination and then I have to pay a fee to get home with the same luggage. Stressed me out and threatened to miss my flight. Not cool."
Cons: "The flight was cancelled"
Pros: "Same as above"
Pros: "The flight was on time"
Cons: "Spirit charges for everything. Checked bags $50, carry on bags $50, in flight drinks including water are not free."
Pros: "Staff at front desk"
Cons: "The fact they couldn't fly me out on another airline or a route with transfers in the same day. I have to wait until Sunday"
Pros: "The take-off & landing was excellent!!! The price of the tickets so reasonable!!!"
Cons: "U have to pay for everything...no complementary water or pretzels...the seats don't recline...no free carry on"
Cons: "No in flight entertainment, not even a magazine. All the food and drink costs money, even water. Tiny seats. Weird boarding and zoning process."
Pros: "Super cheap and ON TIME!"
Pros: "The crew was very nice"
Cons: "The plane was late also mid air there was a fight which I found to be very unsafe !!!!"
Pros: "Initial ticket price"
Cons: "They charge you additional for everything including water and carry on luggage. Extra charges are ridiculous. You can be charged as much as $100 just for carry on luggage. There is no complimentary food, nuts, crackers, coffee or pop. Get your wallet out if you fly spirit."
Cons: "Charged 55 dollars to CARRY on, not to mention over 50 dollars to check a bag. Scaled down seats appeared to be about 80% of normal size. NEVER EVEN CONSIDER THIS AIRLINE AGAIN."
Pros: "I did not like anything"
Cons: "The seats should be included with the price of the ticket instead of getting surprised at the airport, it is very disappointed that I had to pay for the seat and the carry-on Bag. it should be free as other airlines do!"
Cons: "worst flight experience ever"
Pros: "Price Delivered lost luggage to me 2 hours away! Flight attendant who is def a morning person - I can't recall her name, but she's a black woman with long hair. Lovely smile and positive disposition. Spirit would do well to have her lead classes on "positive crowd management" so she doesn't stand out like such a lone soldier."
Cons: "Extra Charge for onboard luggage was confusing - I overpaid. I paid $30+ to bring my purse which I tucked under the seat in front of me. I thought that if I brought anything other than my body onboard I needed to pay. Poor website response time. I got a faster response by staying on hold forever. Lost luggage"
Pros: "Both the Detroit airport and Kansas City airport have the best Spirit terminal, easy quick boarding process."
Cons: "Nothing notable, Spirit was one of the first to charge for every little thing, Now they all are. Just wish they would provide at least WATER on board during flights without charging 3 dollars!"
Pros: "The boarding process was easy and the seats are comfortable."
Cons: "I didn't know that it cost money to bring a carry on until i got the email asking if I wanted to check in (I had bought my ticket on kayak). That was an unexpected cost that I did not appreciate."
Pros: "I did not like anything about this flight except I made it safe."
Cons: "Hidden fees, seat did not recline, staff was not professional"
Pros: "Beyond crowded seating. LITERALLY EVERYTHING COSTS EXTRA. Was kind of surprised there wasn't an extra charge for the air we used while on the plane. Even carry on bags cost BIG $$. I wouldn't fly until I checked other airlines and compare the whole cost involved. Thankfully it was a short flight. I don't know if I could have stayed for a longer one."
Cons: "Seats don't recline."
Pros: "The crew was very nice and pleasant to interact with. Best part of the flight."
Cons: "Seats didn't recline. Soda and water was not complimentary which is kind of a joke that a major airline can't even provide that service. Bag fees are outrageous."
Cons: "The waiting for the flight about 6 hours . Not happy at all. And changing of hours I received like 5 emails with different hours. Not happy at all."
Pros: "great staff"
Cons: "no water without paying"
Cons: "First the plane delayed because of mechanical probs. which is understandable then we had to board a different plane after boarding we had to de-board because pilots had too many hours. Flight then cancelled. Ok so then we get to stay free at hotel to catch flight next day. Howard Johnsons was so dirty. Bathroom & beds. We slept in our clothes did not dare to shower. Slept with our coats over our pillows. Bad start to trip.... we were told our trip was extended 1 day because we lost a day. When we got to the airport on our new day to leave we were told we were NO SHOWS to the flight the previous day which was supposed to be changed for us. Thank heaven there was room on the flight and they quietly put us on it. We never made any kind of scene or had any harsh words with anyone.... but, DONE WITH SPIRIT AIRLINES!!!!"
Cons: "It was not clearly conveyed when purchasing the ticket that baggage fees were not included in the base price. Thus, we not only had to pay to check 2 bags and 2 carry-ons for 170$, we also had to pay an extra 100$ because our checked bags were "overweight" at 50lbs (they only accept 40lbs bags) - and this was only ONE WAY. We will have to pay that $270 on our return flight as well. Ultimately our baggage fees cost us 4X more than our two ticket fares combined! Now I wouldn't call that a "bargain" by any means - we could have gotten two first-class tickets on delta for the total amount we ended up paying. We will never fly spirit again and will ultimately think twice when booking through kayak. What a bummer."
Pros: "It was a good flight except there isn't much leg room on your planes and it would be nice to recline a little. Also, the charge for carry-ons is excessive and makes other airlines more appealing."
Cons: "Flight was delayed over 2 hours due to mechanical issue. No back up plane or alternate flight. We finally boarded the plane and sat on it for 20 minutes or so, then were told the pilots left the plane and there was no backup crew. They only offered either refunds or the same flight the following day. I had prepaid car and hotel reservations as well as critical things to do the next day. They offered no compensation, not even bonus miles, vouchers, or meal tickets and showed a real lack of concern for their customers. This cost a lot in terms of wasted time, extra expense, and lost opportuniy. I will never fly this airline again. I had to rebook another airline at a much higher rate as well. Terrible experience, wasted time and money. I did not feel valued as a customer."
Cons: "My connecting flight was delayed due to maintenance problems with the plane. They made us board another plane just to tell us to de-board because the pilot traveled his max miles already. After that the flight was cancelled with the earliest flight being the next night. Everyone was very unhappy as we all had somewhere we had to be. Customer service did do refunds and rebooking but it was just an overall terrible experience. If you're looking for reliability, spirit is not the way to go. I'm never booking with spirit again."
Pros: "My flight was delayed. Then once we were seated and the door was closed we sat on the runway for at least 35 min."
Cons: "My flight was delayed. Then once we were seated and the door was closed we sat on the runway for at least 35 min. I also find it ridiculous that in order to pick any seat even if it's in the back of the plane ..u have to pay additionally."
Cons: "Michigan to Vegas was far too long to be flying spirit. Uncomfortable and unfriendly."
Pros: "We were on time, the crew was friendly. The plane was very clean."
Cons: "The snacks & beverages were very high priced."
Cons: "Baggage limit is too less"
Pros: "I was able to board first and get settled without being pushed around due to limitations."
Cons: "A few of the passengers were out of line with the attendants and the were rude an privileged. They should have been let of the plane for not compliance after the third time of not adhering."
Pros: "My flight to Kansas City was very smooth and a nice landing! The staff does a good job."
Cons: "My gate number was changed three times. Also on a previous flight back in June the gate number was changed."
Pros: "Everything was fine!"
Cons: "Stewardesses needed to show a more positive,happy attitude,regardless of whether theyw ere wiped out or tired."
Airlines flying from Detroit to Kansas City have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
Masks required on board, masks provided
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms
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