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DTW — ATL
Aug 9 — Aug 161
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Cheapest flight

$18

Average price round-trip

$183

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$85

Good deal one-way

$62
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Top 3 airlines serving Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

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United AirlinesOverall score based on 69940 reviews
7.4Boarding
7.0Comfort
7.7Crew
6.6Entertainment
6.5Food
Airline reviews
Pros: "Seat good, boarding good"
Cons: "It was terribly cold, was not even offered snacks, the one steward was chomping on his gum very unprofessional on checking in"
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Pros: "Seat good, boarding good"
Cons: "It was terribly cold, was not even offered snacks, the one steward was chomping on his gum very unprofessional on checking in"
Cons: "I didn’t even make this flight!"
Pros: "Flight landed early"
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: "It took 45 minutes for the luggage to arrive at the carousel, and they sent it to the wrong carousel. Not sure if it was at the other one the whole time, or just took that long."
Pros: "Crew was friendly."
Cons: "Flight delayed!"
Pros: "The flight attendants were very courteous."
Cons: "Seats are way too close together. I am 6’ tall and if I wasn’t sitting with my rear pressed against the back of the seat, my knees were jammed into the seat in front of me. Zero elbow room. I’m fairly skinny and still thank god I had the aisle seat because with arms at my sides, my shoulders touched the small woman next to me and stuck into the aisle so that when the drink cart came by I had to physically lean toward the windows to get out of the way. No entertainment unless paid for, which is fine, except that the flight attendant and the announcements both stated that at least a movie was included. Outdated jet. No where to charge anything. Couldn’t work on my computer because to type, my elbow took up most of the other persons seat."
Cons: "We were stuck on the tarmac waiting for a gate for an hour and a half once we arrived in Atlanta. Other than that, everything was fine."
Pros: "The price was unreal so I had to jump on this, I was able to get on and off with my backpack no problem. The flights were good, captains were very communicative about times, expectations and when turbulence was present."
Cons: "The check in had to be done in person because of the need to check my bag size, I felt a little insulted that I would have to be checked on my honesty. When I got to the check in it was like watching a special forces team measuring and prodding peoples bags to get them in to the little box even when the shapes were the reason they couldn't fit, not the size of the bags. I literally watched someone fit their bag and the attendant take it out and make it misshaped for the box and show how it didn't slide in. I had no issues with my luggage, but that sucked to watch happen to others. The food and drinks came about 10 minutes before the plane landed."
Cons: "I had to cancel my trip due to family illness. And I guess that is not acceptable to United Airlines for a refund or reschedule without a fee that I could actually buy a new ticket for the cost of their fee. So I am losing out $578.00 Not happy."
Pros: "The flight was fine. Nothing that should have been positive stands out as missing."
Cons: "The first class flight attendant (male) was the worst. No interest in being on the plane, didn't bother to speak clearlybon the announcements. United should pull this person off of flight duty and deal with this person. The second is a terrible parent who let their kid cry the whole flight and afterwards in the jet way. This wasn't an infant had to be 4-5 years old and there was no parenting at all. The kid was old enough to be talked to. If you're kids can't handle flying, you don't get to fly."
Pros: "United employees were courteous and helpful very economical in their service to others"
Cons: "seats were a tad uncomfortable, if the flight was longer it would have been worse."
Pros: "The flight was good!"
Cons: "There was no entertainment. Nothing to do."
Cons: "An extra agent who was rude was having passengers check size of their bags and we had to check our carry on that we had fit above on previous 3 flights. Her statement to us was : “If you don’t like it we’ll have you checked on to another flight tomorrow morning”. She seemed to stop passengers she could intimidate, I’m not used to being treated rudely by service providers! I’m sure they wanted to reduce the passenger loading time, but rudeness is not acceptable!"
Pros: "it was ok just a long flight"
Cons: "food too high"
Cons: "Flight delayed only received a text about a rescheduled initial flight not my connecting flight waited in line for 2 hours only to find out I did have a connecting flight"
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: "Comfortable even though this was a small aircraft."
Cons: "Registration and baggage process at Dulles airport for 7 a.m. was chaotic. Unsure if the automated process relieves crowds or time to check-in. Lines were long and not enough attendants to take care of issues that were occurring at kiosks."
Pros: "Nothing I won't be flying united again!"
Cons: "The lady at the gate when boarding was not friendly and was not willing to help us get seats together. I was traveling with my mother, husband and two infant children. And it was like pulling teeth to get any information out of her. She did not even tell us we could board early to get situated on plane! I also called earlier that morning and spoke with a man on he phone at united who told me he put us all in the same row. That was a lie bc when we checked in at the gate to get our seats the lady said no one was sitting next to each other! That lady was rude and short tempered! Awful experience will never fly again!!"
Cons: "Two people were assigned the same seat"
Cons: "I was not contacted about flight delay. I believe that was the purpose of collecting cell numbers. Also the gate was down stairs with no elevator or operationing escalator. I have bad knees and had to walk down the steps with my luggage. The escalator only start working 10 minutes before boarding. Also they overbooked the flight and there was no room for my carryon luggage. They put it underneath and when I got it back it was all torn up. Seats were cramped not enough leg room."
Pros: "Organized boarding"
Cons: "Very cramped"
Pros: "The crew was very friendly and helpful, food was ok."
Cons: "It is uncomfortable, you can´t select a decent seat and there´s no entertainment, you hae to pay for it. There's suppose to be an option with mobile devices but when you make the ticket purchase it only says that entertainment is included in longflights and it is not. I paid for the entertrainment system but you have only some options and the movies start according to their own schedule so you can't really pick what you want to watch. And the directv remotes are not set in a good place, the are in the arm rest, so everytime the person next to you moves the wrong way they change your channel or turn the volume down or something else. For such an expensive and long flight the tiny space between chairs and entertainment lack is unacceptable."
Pros: "They changed my flight"
Cons: "Flight was delayed but they did put me on an empty flight leaving earlier but never switched my luggage to the new flight"
Pros: "We'll coordinated."
Pros: "The snack was nice for the short flight"
Cons: "We did not get Headsets at all. We asked flight attendant for headsets and he told us the would come around passing them out. Never happened"
Pros: "We were early. I bought economy plus."
Cons: "No complaints"
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: "My flight in was smooth, seamless and amazing. The crew was so lovely."
Cons: "My flight out was a shot show that included a four hour delay and frantic running to gate changes. The staff was very unhelpful. The snack was awful."
Pros: "It was on time"
Cons: "Nothing was bad, completely average. Nothing impressive either."
Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "I couldn't move up to an empty row on a half empty plane"
Cons: "It was so late it left me in the lurch and ruined my week"
Pros: "On board entertainment was great."
Cons: "For the second flight in a row, our flight was over 2 1/2 hours late. In fact, this flight was three hours late, including the maintenance issues that cropped up once we were all boarded. This came after a 2 1/2 hour wait due to a different maintenance issue with the plane. The gate attendant was extremely uneducated regarding the issue, and how long it would take to resolve. For over an hour, he told us that the plane was taxiing from the hanger. Assuming the hanger was at the same airport we were, I seriously doubt this was the case."
Cons: "The plane was full I was given a seat assignment. Why was it when I got to my seat a child was sitting in the seat and the flight attendant states "oh I was handling that we need to get u a seat of hers one sit here" at the back off the plane by the restroom and food area. It maybe good for staff but I paid almost $300 for a tkt to be told oh here a seat sit here. No accommodation was made for the seating switch . No I was not looking for first or business class just to be asked would have been nice"
Pros: "The entertainment"
Cons: "I didnt like how i had chosen a seat a month before the flight and then its like i never asked for one"
Cons: "There was only one person rescheduling and we got a faster reroute get plan on the phone. It was all pretty awful and we did not get to our destination until many hours after scheduled. Not at all a good trip."
Pros: "Efficient service"
Cons: "The crew was not very helpful with my concerns. As well, there was a handicapped man sitting on my roway and he received insufficient service."
Cons: "We were delayed with no real updates why"
Pros: "The crew was nice"
Cons: "There was neither WiFi nor in flight entertainment available which made the entire flight a drag"
Pros: "Service"
Cons: "None"
Pros: "It was just a mediocre domestic flight. Nothing special."
Cons: "No movies to watch for free."
Pros: "Flight was on time."
Cons: "Plane was freezing cold. Even with numerous empty seats I was assigned a seat in the last row next to the laboratory and not permitted to change. Flight attendant had a poor attitude and was generally not helpful."
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: "Everything"
Cons: "Notthing"
Pros: "NOTHING!!!!!"
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 !!!"
Cons: "It was very hot, it seemed as if the AC was broken."
Pros: "Great spacious seats."
Cons: "Rude staff at the gate. The lady did not even let me finish my question before saying "No"! I approached her at the gate 1 hour before the flight to explain that I was not able to pick a seat online and I was trying to get an isle or a window seat due to my sciatica nerve pain, but she interrupted and said "no" before I got to ask the question. A few minutes later my name was called by another agent for a seat assignment. When I approached them, the first agent told the agent who called my name "no, she already has a seat" and did not even let me talk! This is awful customer service. I always fly with Southwest, but this time I had to fly with United because of the timing of the flight. I will choose an airline where I can at least get to finish asking a question and apparently that is not United airline."
Pros: "On time arrival."
Cons: "Turbulent Flight"
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!"
Pros: "N/A"
Cons: "N/A"
Cons: "I ordered food and they forgot about it, didn’t get a refund or anything"
Cons: "Seats not comfortable, took almost an hour for the luggage to come out and then came out on a different belt then posted."
Pros: "It was no frills, bare minimum flying, and i got to my destination"
Cons: "Seats uncomfortably small, and doesnt recline. Not One Free drink? Thats just miserly."
Cons: "From the moment that I get off the plane to catch my flight connections to San diego, I thought the gate was far but its right the corner so I dont need to rush lol"
Pros: "Flight got cancelled at the last minute and they didnt try to communic"
Cons: "Still waiting for my refund"
Pros: "Pretty much nothing. I'M SORRY AS IT WAS MY FIRST TIME AND I have to tell you that I m usually pretty low maintenance....but damn ....this was was brutal! Price was was great... but not worth the experience."
Cons: "Seat comfort, cattle care of crew, no movie, no real food....you name it."
Cons: "I needed water to drink. Had an asthma attack because I had to walk back to the counter to check my bag but I was put in a wheel chair to get back to the plane on and that helped me a lot and I thank you for that. Now that I know how frontier airline works, I will be using Frontier again. Thank you"
Pros: "The boarding was quick and relatively painless. The crew was very friendly."
Cons: "I feel that the price is only a little, if any, lower than other airlines, especially after you factor in the cost of luggage, the lack of snacks or a drink, and picking a seat. All that aside, I was not thrilled with the snack selection. There was no vegetarian/healthy choice. I could either pay for meat and cheese and only eat the cheese, or I could buy something packed with sugar."
Pros: "operated by miami international that may have made all the difference even got free beverage and tiny pack of pretzels"
Pros: "Before our trip, I read some mixed reviews, but honestly the experience was what I expected. The crew was really friendly and attentive, our flight took off and landed on time, so that was great."
Cons: "The seats were only so comfortable, and don't recline, no in-flight wi-fi, and everything needed to be purchased as extra. This was what I was expecting though, so I came prepared with my kindle and snacks purchased from the airport."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Being charged when I miss my delayed flight"
Cons: "Not even water was free! $35 to bring a carry-on on plane! Seats flimsy. If you add fees, it's not actually a deal, and it's not a pleasant airplane. Won't use them again if I can help it."
Cons: "At no time was I made aware during my booking that they were going to charge for a carry on. It ended up adding $75 to my flight. Paying extra for sodas and for your seats. Seats that made riding a city bus seem like first class. The plane seemed like they bought it at the used plane lot, it even made noises in Flight that sounded like they had to restart the engine. Flight attendants that were rude and unhelpful. I'd rather spend the extra $ for a more dependable/reliable airline that doesn't run their business a la carte."
Cons: "On a direct from Atlanta to Denver our bag ended up in LA ???? Spent hours of a short two day trip in the airport. Pay the extra money to fly a proper airline. Our return to Atlanta was even worse."
Pros: "The thing with frontier, you have to buy package which includes premium seat, priority boarding, check bag and carry on bag bundled for one price. This has to be done prior to check in. Then your flight experience will be great. Otherwise, it's quite annoying to buy seat, check bag and carry on bag at additional price which can be quite expensive so cheap airfare doesn't make any sense! The flight arrived early and absolutely no hassle."
Pros: "If you have ever flown Ryan air ,this appears to be the American version."
Pros: "Nothing other than getting from Phoenix to Atlanta"
Cons: "The baggage check in process at Phoenix is a complete joke. What is the point of prepaying for baggage on line if you still have to stand in line for over half an hour while you watch other passengers drop their jaws when they find out how much checking a bag costs, have the agents explaining the process and the price, fumbling for credit cards, processing the payments, etc, then, when you finally get to your turn, you are out of there in 30 seconds. There should be at lease one agent at all times who is dedicated to serving the passengers who do not need to pay. They should be in and out, not standing in line, when there is no payment to process. Then there is the total joke of the refreshments sales process on board the flight. It's not even worth going into that since I will never board another Frontier flight."
Pros: "I liked the bundle package of a carry on, a checked bag and stretch seating. A fair price for the extras and the stretch seating is definitely a must!"
Cons: "I wasn't really impressed by the general lack of kindness from the flight attendants. Seemed like they hated their jobs and didn't want to be doing it. Didn't really want to ask for anything because I felt like I was inconveniencing them."
Pros: "Not much to like other than the cost of the ticket, they kept us unmoving on the runway for almost an hour, before taking off, boarding was at 2:50 pm, flight was supposed to be 3:25 pm, we didn't actually take off till 4:15, scheduled arrival was at 9 pm, and we arrived 9:20, and weren't able to deplane till 9:35, and ended up standing around baggage claim for over thirty mins waiting for our luggage, frontier might have some good ticket prices, but next time I'm willing to pay more, if it means better service"
Pros: "I've learned to pack whatever I need into a backpack that's within their personal item limits. This makes traveling on cheap flights easy."
Pros: "Inexpensive ticket prices."
Cons: "Officially the worst chair I have ever been seated in. Not just on an airplane, the worst chair I have ever had the displeasure to sit upon. Even when the plane was not as full, there was no way to get a single moment of comfort."
Pros: "Boarding was smooth. Because Frontier charges per carry-on, it seems that most people check their bags rather than trying to cram carry-ons into overhead bins. This results in a smoother boarding process. The crew was professional and competent. Comfort wise, Frontier planes seem to have more leg room than other airliners."
Cons: "I'm not sure if it was Atlanta Airport's or Frontier's fault, but it took us about an hour after landing to pick up our checked baggage—ATL is undergoing construction, so there was a long walkaround, and the bags took a long time to show up at the carousel. The crew could have made less announcements and turned the cabin lights off sooner (this was a redeye flight). Comfort wise, Frontier seats seem to be less padded than in other airlines, and some seats do not recline."
Pros: "I really like the comfort of the aircraft. The leg room is unmatched by any of the other airlines I have flown with."
Cons: "I didn't like that we sat in row 1 and one of the crew members placed our carry on and personal items many rows back. Once the plane landed we had to hold up the other passengers to try and retrieve our items. It would have made more sense to me for the crew to retrieve the bags before the passengers started to unboard."
Cons: "My flight departed over an hour late, because the airplane arrived long after the scheduled departure time. I was just able to catch my connecting flight."
Cons: "Left the gate on time. Arrived at the gate in Atlanta early."
Cons: "Im in line to board and the customer in front of me was upgrading her seat so a African American man can board. The Boarding Manager Susan at the Pittsburgh Airport was saying to the woman are you sure you want to do this, it's not your business, it's his problem.. Looking him up and down. I commented on it then she blew up on me and she tried to stop me from boarding. She was so rude and bitter."
Pros: "Low fare, crew that were pleasant when we had to divert to a different and wait on the runway for 2 1/2 hours bc of weather"
Cons: "Seat didn't recline--didn't realize that a reclining seat costs more Beverages and snacks must be paid for, even when waiting on the tarmac after being diverted to a different airport Minimum baggage charge is $30, even for a carry-on"
Pros: "That they held the plane to make my connection"
Cons: "My connection was late, then my ticket was not working and the attendant had to manually check is in. She was EXTREMELY unprofessional even sating tons customer " I can only work as fast as I can DUDE, I'm the only one here" in which I verbally reprimanded her for her unprofessional attitude. Then we sat in the plane for an additionaL HOUR for a "mechanical issue".... which appeared to be them filling up the plane. I am so highly dissatisfied that not only will I never ever book frontier again, but I made sure to review the company in social media and all my friends/family/clients. I don't pretend to understand the airline industry, but I do know BAD BUSINESS when I see it. Absolutely TERRIBLE."
Cons: "It was unclear that we would have to pay for our carry on bags."
Pros: "Nothing. The flight was terrible."
Cons: "My flight was delayed over 6 hours. Nobody gave us any information. I missed an important event because I was waiting around at the airport. I was supposed to take off at 6 and I didn't get home until 3 am. Worst flight ever."
Pros: "Only the price."
Cons: "This flight was three hours late as there was no other plane to send to us in SLC and the one coming from Atlanta was held up in weather."
Pros: "The flight was very cheap initially. It was a direct flight, which was nice."
Cons: "They charge for everything. They input my name wrong into their system after I had booked it. In an attempt to change it, they were goign to charge me $80 per person to correct their mistake. I went the check in early and to select a seat they charge for that. Then on the plane, they charge for beverages, carry on bags, etc. So it ended up costing the same as a flight I had passed on with all the amenities included and closer to home. Lesson learned on Frontier. It may sound cheap, but they get you in the end."
Pros: "The staff on the flight were delightful. The flight attendants were both courteous and helpful, and I will recommend Frontier to others because of that. The seats are comfortable enough, and the plane was clean. I have flown with Frontier many times and I will continue to do so."
Cons: "Boarding was a nightmare. Simply put, the staff at the desk just did not have it together. When waiting at the gate (about an hour early), I observed three staff members at the desk next to where I would be boarding. A disgruntled customer was making a fool of himself at the counter, so a supervisor was called upon. When the supervisor shows up, two of the employees that were at the desk seemed to disappear. The disgruntled customer started acting even more irrational and was told to leave; all of the passengers were relieved to see this because the guy looked insane. Then, there were two small children that had been on a previous flight that needed to be walked up to security to meet their parents, so the supervisor walked away with the children, leaving one lone employee at the counter. This all occurred around 11pm; the flight was scheduled to board at 11:24pm. By 11:45pm boarding had still not begun. The scheduled departure was 11:59pm. Finally priority boarding is called at around 12:05am. I patiently waited to be called next because I had paid for a carry-on bag and had "Zone 1" boarding. Instead, all of the passengers lined up and the employee just started letting everyone on the plane regardless of boarding zone. After about ten people board, she gets on the microphone and says, "Oh yeah, zone 1... and zone 2 and zone 3 can board". There was a pause, and then, "Zone 4 can board now". If I am going to pay so much money for a carry-on bag, I would at least like to board first like I was supposed to. These were unique circumstances and the employees were courteous throughout the whole ordeal, but they could have handled the situation much more effectively. They ended up looking disorganized, flustered, and unprofessional."
Pros: "Not much. Will not fly this airline again."
Cons: "Extra charges for everything. Even water and coffee weren't free. Seat charge, what is that ? Overheard a fellow passenger say he felt as though we were treated like cattle."
Cons: "Lost our luggage. Lied about being able to track it. Never have anyone in luggage lost cubicle except when a plane is deboarding. Very disappointed. Came from Memphis thru Atlanta and on to SLC on same plane Luggage was removed in Atlanta. Not just mine but 10 others!!! Someone does not use their brain!"
Pros: "Read the fine print. This airline is cheap for a reason. There is a fee for carry on bags, and nothing is complementary. Seating is randomized unless you pay extra for a preferred seat. I opted for the cheapest option, no carry on and a random seat. This placed me at the back next to the rest room, but that's how it goes. Seats were very small, with the least leg room I've ever experienced. Thankfully, my flight was only 2 hrs long, and though we were delayed boarding 30minutes, we still arrived on time. Crew was very friendly and the plane was clean. I would recommend this airline for a short flight in which you have no luggage!"
Cons: "I'm 6'1, and I wish I would have paid extra for a "stretch" seat. No leg room in the regular seats."
Pros: "Nothing!!"
Cons: "My flight was delayed for 6 and a half hours. On top of that the airline charges $35 each way to have a carry on so I had to pay $70 on top of my already $200 something ticket. Then they charged $2 on the flight for a soda which is normally complimentary on all other airlines I have flown on. Then when I called customer service they said there was nothing they could do or credit any of the fees I incurred from paying for carry on baggage and said it was too bad the flight was delayed they didn't care at all."
Pros: "Flight was good, staff was very nice."
Cons: "Having to pay $30 for a carry on bag ($60 total) for a flight that was less than 90 minutes, ridiculous. Only flew this airline because it was booked for me by my employer who thought it was the most affordable option...unfortunately it ended up being more expensive than flying on a better airline that doesn't charge for carry on. Seats are extremely uncomfortable, thankfully my outgoing flight wasn't too packed so I was able to stretch out."
Pros: "Kind employees, low initial cost, if travelling with only one personal bag it's a good value."
Cons: "Carry on charge, check in charge, uncomfortable seats, if you have carry on or checked bags look into other airlines for a better overall deal"
Cons: "I sat in the last row. The smell coming from the bathroom was so bad that I gagged multiple times. Air ventilation must be worked on in frontier planes. This can not be sanitary to have bathroom air blowing on the last row. Anytime someone closed the bathroom door, our row of seats shook."
Pros: "It was an OK flight. Everything is a la carte. I didn't realize this because I have never flown frontier before. I was traveling light anyways, so it did allow me a cheaper flight. I mainly picked them for the departure time. In the future, I probably would pay the 49 bucks for what they call "the works". It bundles a lot of their a la carte services into a better deal. We did catch a tail wind and turned a 3 hour flight into a 2 hour flight. I guess the upside to the paid carry on rule was that there were a lot less carry on, which made boarding and exiting the plain easier."
Cons: "They want you to pay for everything. It does keep you from paying for stuff you don't want or need, which is good for me, but it would have been very bad if it had been my wife. I guess it is OK if you are aware of this, but I didn't realize until after I bought my ticket. You are allowed one personal item for free, but carry on and checked baggage are extra. Again, I only had a backpack ( personal item) but if my wife had been with me, it would have gotten expensive fast. The crew was kind of snippy. If you want food or drinks you have to pay with your credit card. Entertainment was non existent other than the in-flight credit card sales pitch."
Pros: "It got me there without crashing."
Cons: "I think that charging for carryon AND checked baggage is just a money-maker for the airline. Certainly not to the customer's benefit. The non-reclining seats are a negative as is the tiny little "tray" and small seats."
Pros: "The seats were comfortable."
Cons: "That I had to pay for my seats and carry on luggage after I checked my bag."
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!"
Pros: "The crew was very helpful."
Cons: "The pilot brought the plane into the airport extremely fast and jerky. I was afraid. My daughter was afraid. People in front of us were afraid. If he had warned us, we may not have been so nervous. Was he trying to make up time because of the weather problems in DC? It wasn't worth it."
Cons: "The flight was delayed for nearly 4 hours, without notice or explanation for most of that time - even though it was a foregone conclusion, because a replacement aircraft had to be flown from CA to FL for maintenance reasons. Then, the counter personnel were arrogant and offensive in dealing with disappointed passengers (who would not be arriving at their destination until 2 am). Frontier is absolutely the worst airline I have dealt with in the past several years, and I am not likely to ever book a flight on Frontier again - especially since the hidden fees tend to make the ultimate price nearly the same as other airlines."
Cons: "Long delay, was given food vouchers when restaurants were closing and could not use. When we reached destination trains were closed had to climb down stairs"
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."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Cheap tickets but then you have to pay for your seat after you already bought the ticket plus another $35 to check your bag. Paid $250 for the flight then had to pay another $70 just to get on with my bag and sit. Didn't get any good customer service from anyone who works on this airline. Didn't offer any free beverages on the flight. You had to pay $2 for a soda. Plane was old and beat up. None of the machines worked to print up my boarding pass which left me on a long line where me and a couple other people missed their flight due to lack of staff behind the counter. They tried to charge me another $100 for another flight and still charged me the $70 for the flight I missed. So I went to American and got first class for A LOT cheaper than what I paid all together for this flight. Waste of time, money and just a big disappointment all around. Will NEVER fly frontier again!"
Pros: "Crew was great! Humorous, friendly, and professional. Aircraft was clean!"
Pros: "Michael sr and Jaylyn was amazing. They are very friendly and made my flights the best. I flew from Detroit to Atlanta, Atlanta to Orlando on 5/13."
Cons: "Honestly offer one free bottle water during the flight. 2 hour or longer flight. The ones who dont carry bank or credit cards can't get water."
Pros: "Emails came on time, announcements were slow clear and easy to understand: great seats"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"
Pros: "Clean"
Pros: "Preparedness. Everything went smoothly."
Cons: "Not a very comfortable flight. Smashed in. Seats were incimfortable. But the flight was a short one."
Pros: "Nice crew"
Cons: "Every time I've flown with spirit there's been long delays. I understand it's a cheaper flight but they should still respect people's time a little bit more than they do. At least compensate us with something for the time we lose."
Cons: "Have to pay for refreshments"
Pros: "flight was just fine"
Cons: "I paid for a seat upgrade I did not get... looked like first 2 rows were the large seats I was in row 8..."
Cons: "Alot of turbulence!"
Pros: "Great crew. It was really cool that someone won a $5000 voucher. I wish it was me, he was only one row in front of me, but still an awesome thing for an airline to do."
Cons: "We were on the same plane from Seatac, WA to Detroit to Atlanta, to Orlando, so no longer than 15 minute layovers. This meant no time to eat at airports and no time to charge devices. Since there was no in flight movie and nowhere to plug in anything on the plane, my son was extremely bored and it was stressful for me to keep him busy for 10 hours! On top of that, there were no in flight snacks and the food was overpriced. Also, for some reason, we didn't have seat assignments. It would have been nice to know ahead of time where we were sitting and not have the added inconvenience of having to get it at the gate."
Pros: "The crew were pleasant"
Cons: "I didn't like being delayed again and causing my ride from Atlanta to wait for me for almost 2 hours My luggage took 45 mins to come up to baggage claim"
Cons: "Had to wait on tbe runway when I arrived in Atlanta for an hour!!!"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Worst airline ever"
Cons: "My chair was broken and freely reclined without pressing the button. This caused my chair to bounce whenever I changed seating positions. Probably not too safe. Flight was an hour late and included a 35 minute taxi once arriving at my destination."
Pros: "Nothing special."
Cons: "I didn't know I'd have to pay for my carry on."
Pros: "Great flight and price for tickets"
Cons: "Can't complain"
Cons: "Flight from atlanta, there was not a problem with checking luggage (it was heavier than normal, so paid $10 additional fee). Flying from detroit to atlanta, they charged me an additional $55 on top of the $50. i explained that there was no additional weight. Your checkin attendant said she didn't care what i paid in atlanta, i had to pay the additional $55 (she was rude and diffidently not customer friendly."
Pros: "Everyone friendly. Great with wheelchair"
Pros: "The crew was friendly and efficient. Flight was on time and smooth"
Cons: "Boarding was a nightmare. The aisles were clogged with people standing in the aisle to let their seatmates into their seats. I don't understand why boarding can't be done from window to aisle i.e. Zone 1 window, Zone 2 middle, Zone 3 aisle. It certainly would move things along faster"
Cons: "We were the last ones to board the plane and the boarding crew had a bad attitude. We had each had a carry on, a backpack and a roll on which was small enough to fit under the seat. They made us pay $100 to board with the roll on. We saw plenty of other passengers go through with roll on's that weren't paid for nor did they stop them to pay. We flew from atl to Detroit and did not have this problem and have never had this problem when flying with Spirit before. We felt very unappreciated and there was no kind of concern for us. The rest of the flight was ruined by paying for an expense we shouldn't have had to pay."
Pros: "My flight leaving Atlanta was horrible. The gate moved twice, then it was delayed an hour. The people at the gate were rude and had dirty uniforms. They we loud and did not care. My flight leaving Detroit was better. It was on time but arrived in Atlanta about 20 minutes later than expected Spirit is always my last choice, but I had a family funeral to attend. Let's pray I will not have to use them again. All I could think of was...."you get what you pay for.""
Pros: "We arrived alive."
Cons: "We got overcharged for a carry on, after our tickets clearly said we were ok to bring our own bags up to a certain size and weight (we were supposed to be allowed one personal item for free). Ended up paying an extra $130 last second so that we could board the plane. Tried the same suitcase on the way back and it fit the parameters of a personal item- so as our ticket said- it should've been FREE there and back. Whatever, we had the money but I don't like feeling like I am being cheated. The flight was EXTREMELY cramped, and I am a 5'3" female of average weight..so if you're tall or even slightly overweight I would definitely pass. Refreshments on the plane are marked up & definitely not complimentary- of course. It doesn't make it any less of a bummer though. We hit the WORST turbulence I have ever experienced before and didn't hear a word from any of the cabin crew. Most air lines will at least come over the intercom to calm people's worries and explain that we are flying over some bad weather but are perfectly safe. Instead, there was silence. Multliple people were hyperventilating and one girl was even crying she was so upset. The flight attendants just kind of sat there looking stoic and I am assuming the pilots didn't give af either because we never heard a word."
Pros: "Seat design was ok. I had leg room."
Cons: "The staff is overall rude. I sensed they took pleasure in being unhelpful when my bag was missing. The flight was also delayed for 2.5 hours, but they didn't notify anyone until 15 minutes before the flight was due to take off. One attendant stated that the flight hadn't yet left Florida and Florida is 2 hours away from Atlanta at the least, so I think Spirit could have notified passengers of a delay 2 hours earlier. Every little thing is an upcharge that people aren't prepared for. I get the sense they're preying on the poor. Spirit really sucks. I will never take them again. They will be out of business soon."
Cons: "The first time I flew on Sprit I had a bad experience but I thought it was a one time thing so I gave them another chance. Even with the charges for EVERYTHING! WATER, SODA, CARRY ON... but my experiences this trip were even WORSE! My connecting flight to Vegas (through Minneapolis) was delayed 2 hours then another hour once we boarded. They offered us free WATER. My trip back to Atlanta (through Detroit) was delayed at least 3 hours (still sitting at the airport). They do not update you in the terminal. They do not offer any apologies, comps, or alternatives even though the website says you can choose another flight if your travel plans cannot be changed. DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND PAY EXTRA MONEY TO FLY ON A REAL AIRLINE!!!"
Cons: "My flight was delayed for 5 hours for no apparent reason. This is unacceptable. This was a horrible experience. I will never fly you guys AGAIN!!!!"
Pros: "The flight was on time. The price was great. The seats & leg room were decent."
Cons: "It was okay. The person next to me wore a very heavy perfume & I have an allergy which gave me a migraine. The flight attendant wouldn't let me move to an empty seat. She appeared to think that I wanted to move because the person next to me was a larger person. I was clear that the size of the person next to me had nothing to do with it. So I spent the entire flight covering my nose to minimize the effect, in pain, nauseated & clearly making the larger person next to me feel bad. All could have been avoided by allowing me to move to an empty seat"
Pros: "Boarding weny smoothly."
Cons: "We sat for 30+ minutes while the ground crew had to find paperwork?"
Pros: "The pilot did a good job, and the flight attendants were polite and efficient. The plane was boarded orderly and efficiently. The plane was clean, but had only one operating toilet (thank goodness I did not have to use it!). The flight was on time and arrived in Atlanta early."
Cons: "The arm rests and leg room are almost non-existent, so the passengers in Economy are squashed in like sardines. The aisle is extremely narrow and hard to walk down without hitting someone. The price was good, but because of the baggage surcharge it is not much better than Delta or other airlines. However, it wasn't bad enough that I wouldn't fly again on short flights such as Atlanta to Detroit."
Cons: "My flight was cancelled and I was not notified. I discovered this when I went to get me boarding passes approximately 23 hours before my scheduled flight. I was able to book with another carrier for an additional $181 dollars ($207 versus $388). First time, last time for me and Spirit."
Pros: "Everything on time and no issues."
Cons: "Seats are a bit cramped, but not a long flight so no big deal"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Spent 3 hours on a plane that never left DTW. The pushed to a flight that left 5 hours later. Finally got home at mudnight"
Cons: "Wouldn't let me board my flight even though I got the almost an hour before take off then told me I had to pay $100 to catch the next flight. I will never got with spirit airlines again."
Pros: "The plane was clean."
Cons: "Delayed flight. Lack of delay update posted on airport flight tv monitors. Spirit employees at check-in counter were not pleasant or too helpful. Would not help with simple requests, such as, throwing baggage claim slip away. Website confusing to check bag."
Cons: "Sudden notice for flight delay near at originally scheduled boarding time."
Cons: "The check in process was horrendous. Complete chaos at the check in counter and a very long wait. A lot of employees seemed frustrated and appeared to not know what they were doing."
Pros: "The sits for me very comfortable"
Cons: "Delay for 5 hours..really terrible..this is my first time flight with spirit and definitely the last time"
Cons: "Very delayed"
Cons: "The flight was cancelled due to bad weather that cleared up once we got off the plane....then the next flight out was 2 days later and super late"
Pros: "The crew was friendly."
Cons: "Plane seats too cramped and cheap. They charge too much for bags and food, which make up for cheaper tickets. I would rather fly delta or JetBlue."
Pros: "Absolutely nothing."
Cons: "Spirit cancelled this flight and gave no reason as to why. They would not get another plane nor put passengers on other airlines. Their solution was to move everybody to an overbooked flight the next day: 30 hours after the initial flight was supposed to take off. The Spirit workers did as little as they possibly could to help us get to our destination, and were actually pretty rude. Their only solution was to cancel your reservation and book same day on another airline, which was about 5x more expensive due to booking the same day. After talking to others about my experience I've learned that this is a common occurrence with Spirit. I now share the same feeling as the TSA agent who checked me through security after this had happened: "I wouldn't fly Spirit Airlines if it was free.""
Pros: "We landed safely."
Cons: "The flight was ridiculously late. The crew were extremely rude. The seats were very hard and uncomfortable. I couldn't believe we had to pay for refreshments that are typical complimentary with other airlines. Baggage fees are way too expensive. Never fly spirit. Save your money and save yourself a nightmare. I'm still in pain from the seats."
Cons: "I will never fly spirit again I shouldn't have to pay to check my bag in at all and my flight was delayed twice I am a diabetic so complimentary water would have been nice I paid 3$ for a HOT bottle water first and last time I'll stick with delta horrible experience horrible service"
Pros: "The crew was really nice. The flight attendants were very sweet and helpful."
Cons: "The seats were extremely uncomfortable with almost no leg room and I am only 5'3. All three flights we were on were delayed, and they charge a ridiculous amount for baggage CARRY-ON, not even to check your bag. If you don't pay ahead of time (for 45$ a bag), then they charge 100$ at the gate. I might as well have taken a different airline that was a little more pricy and more accommodating because I ended up paying just as much. They also charge to have a window seat, which I thought was just overkill. Also, the staff would actually call you out if you had to go to the bathroom when the fasten seat belt was on. I travel a lot, and I've never been so disappointed with an airline."
Pros: "Purchasing my ticket from Kayak was easy and quick! But actually flying Spirit was a horrible experience. There was a delay without explanation regarding my return flight. The planes were old and during take offs and landings seemed to be on the verge of falling apart. The staff was rude and seemed like they were not confident in the planes abilities either. Overall, as a first time Spirit flyer I have no plans of flying with them again. Similarly, now I know why people always fly Delta!"
Pros: "Price"
Cons: "Plane late"
Pros: "The flight attendants were really nice. The flight itself was very smooth and nice landing. We got there sooner than expected. Overall, I'd say I'll definitely be using Spirit again."
Pros: "Waited 45 minutes when we landed for a gate."
Cons: "Bad"
Pros: "For the awesome, cheap price of the ticket, the flight was smooth and accommodated all of my needs. There was no hassle with luggage or seats."
Cons: "If there were anything to complain about, it would only be how small the seats were."
Cons: "They kept changing gates all the time. Also, I had to pay for a hand luggage. I fly with Delta for years, I don't get any little surprises like I got with Spirit. I guess I am never flying with Spirit ever again."

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