Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Detroit to Managua
Most visitors from Detroit need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Managua. Most travelers can enter Nicaragua, but there are restrictions.
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Visitors from Detroit are not required to quarantine after entering Managua.
Visitors from Detroit must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken before departing to Managua.
Current regulations for vaccinated travelers to Managua: most visitors from Detroit may enter Managua but may still need to provide proof of negative COVID test.
Masks: Recommended in public spaces.
Flying to Managua from Detroit requires at least one layover, as there are no direct flights for this route. The shortest flight duration is 11h 13m.
The cheapest return flight ticket from Detroit to Managua found by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours was for $522 on Spirit Airlines, followed by Avianca ($763). One-way flight deals have also been found from as low as $324 on Copa Airlines and from $1,652 on Aeromexico.
Yes, you'll most likely have to show a valid passport before boarding the plane in Detroit and on arrival in Managua.
Detroit and Managua are both served by 1 main airport. You will leave Detroit from Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County and will be arriving at Managua Augusto C Sandino.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "The People who works in the front desk are excellent"
Cons: "No one at check in wonted to help I had to change flights do to inability of check in personnel It felt like all they wanted to do was to sell me another ticket"
Pros: "The food wasn’t bad, but Avianca used to give out more refreshments multiple times during the flight . Now they just give out water."
Cons: "More comfortable seat. Leg room was very limited compared to other airlines."
Cons: "The aircraft was to old"
Pros: "Comfortable aircraft!"
Cons: "Food can be better, very long lines at the airport."
Pros: "Ir was ok"
Cons: "It was noisi. Entertaiment components are bad."
Pros: "Breakfast meal snd seats with entertaiment all flight"
Cons: "Happy with the service"
Cons: "Food and seats"
Pros: "It was right on time"
Pros: "Everything ran as expected, easy boarding, quick flight, ok drink service."
Cons: "Not sure why they sat someone else in our row if the plane was nearly empty. Unnecessarily uncomfortable."
Pros: "I did not like anything about the flight"
Cons: "The service was the worst and they did not let us know that we were going to be late i had to run to my gate cuz I was worried i when back to be in inmigrantion and it took long and the gate."
Pros: "Great costumer service"
Pros: "Confortable and on time"
Cons: "The airport did not have the gate on the screens (airports fault). But when asking the crew of Avianca no one knew. We had to search for an office when they where boarding cause no one knew. Then they told us (and a group of other people) run to the gate (almost loosing the flight)."
Pros: "Non stop fly from el salvador to boston"
Cons: "Friendly staff, 4h50m fly from El Salvador to Boston, fly on time, planes clean and plenty room, Kudos Avianca. Excellent food and service. I will definitely recommend Avianca."
Pros: "Flight was on time Easy check in That I can have 2 bags, I did not, but this seems to be the only airline I fly that you does not have to pay extra to bring 2 bags. Keep this!"
Cons: "Food served very late, on a early morning flight. Some interruptions every hour, made it hard to get a decent sleep. Entertainment system offering mostly old content that already exists on Netflix or similar."
Pros: "The trip from New York to bogota, was excellent"
Cons: "I was completely rerouted at the last minute to take 3 flights instead of just one and completely missed all of my other connections. Avianca forced to to travel for over 36 hours and continued to have all of my rerouted flights delayed. It was the worst travel experience of my life and i received no help or compensation for missing all of my other flights. All thy gave me was one stale muffin. I will never fly with this airline again."
Pros: "One of the best meal ever in a business class flight"
Cons: "Not to well organice"
Pros: "Short flight, smooth."
Cons: "A little disconcerting as we were waiting for a pilot! They had us boarding some place away from where we were waiting..."
Pros: "It was a fast flight. Overall good."
Cons: "The lines to check in the luggage in Barranquilla Colombia took long although there was not that many people. Overall not that much time, the boarding process in Boston was fast an friendly ."
Pros: "The food was mediocre."
Cons: "The customer service was terrible. Our connecting plane had not left yet and they did not let us on. They proceeded to tell us that our only option was to stay the night and take another flight the next day. Us and 10 other people had to get into an argument with the staff in order for something to be done. After begging, they finally said they would put us on an earlier flight the following morning and they put us in a hotel. The staff did not care about us or our missed flight/wasted money that we paid for the hotel at our destination that night. It took 30 minutes for a manager to give us the time of day. Horrible experience. It's really shocking that this is how the company treats its customers."
Cons: "We need to wait more than an hour to get our baggage.."
Cons: "the flight had a 3 hours dwlate."
Pros: "I enjoy Avianca unless I am flying out of bogota... friendly staff and economical."
Cons: "At many airports such as bogota there is always a REDICULOUS wait! Even if you pre checked in, you must wait 2 hours in a crazy line just to drop your luggage. 2 hours!! I have flown through bogota 10 times and the line is always over an hour long. This is insanity! I have visited 30 countries and never have experienced a mess like this. I hate flying Avianca out of bogota and will pick other airlines because of the crazy lines. I will fly into Latin America using Avianca but I will always use a separate airline to leave because of the mess."
Cons: "they changed my flight, and boarding take 2 hours, i hate this airline, three time i loose my time and money and they still own me money."
Pros: "El personal es amable"
Cons: "Ponen muy poco personal para el check in y se demoran mucho en cada persona, tienen una sola fila para vuelos nacionales e internacionales, deja mucho que desear."
Pros: "Great flight"
Cons: "Terrible service , terrible boarding and worst food than in prison"
Pros: "Refreshments were very good."
Pros: "Everything. Except two things explained below."
Cons: "Our chairs didn't recline, making unconfortable to sleep during the flight. Entertaiment didn't have close caption for deaf people or hard of hearing people."
Pros: "Timely arrivals & departures"
Cons: "Hot in cabin, lackluster food."
Cons: "It was a nightmare The worst flight of my life"
Pros: "The crew was nice and got me a salad and a roll"
Cons: "Avianca forgot my vegetarian meal even though I requested it a week before. This is unacceptable."
Pros: "Avianca is on time, professional, and provides spacious seating options and free checked bags. Yes, they look more expensive than other carriers but in the end they will save you money and hassles."
Pros: "The crew could be a little more attentive."
Cons: "flight was scheduled mzl to bog 10:46 am, bog to mia 2:07 pm, when I arrived to airport in mzl I was told flight had been cancelled, I was not notified I literally had to beg and show that I have multiple sclerosis , I had to show medical records in order to be put in the next flight so I would not lose my connection to mia."
Pros: "Courteous, efficient, service from check-in through deplaning. Flight was on time, and the plane was comfortable."
Cons: "The food was below adequate, flavorless, sugar-laden and kind of strange (what was the apple butter supposed to go on?) Finally, the coffee was lukewarm and poor-tasting. This from Colombia's #1 airline?"
Pros: "The seats are comfortable and the crew is overall friendly."
Cons: "Boarding was late. The airplane was to warm."
Pros: "Overall, it is one of the best airlines we've flown."
Cons: "Nothing really."
Cons: "Un servicio terrible, desde las filas de chequeo , salimos mas de una hora tarde y media , en un avión que tuvimos que salir a la pista, para adorarlo soy una persona con discapacidad y subir y bajar esas gradas para mi fue traumático, esta gente sobreviene sus vuelos . TERRIBLE experiencia con AVIANCA"
Cons: "The chair was broken and I couldn't lean back"
Pros: "Ease of boarding and time availables."
Cons: "Executive seats showed different setting but only one was working."
Pros: "The flights were on time, with great service. This was a connecting flight with only a 45 minute layover and I didn't worry about my luggage being lost (in then end it was transfered to the connection on time)"
Pros: "-free movies of good quality -good customer service and attention in checking in. -Good breakfast -comfortable seats"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Copa ground staff did not let us board citing some yellow fever vaccination card requirement. What Copa did not know that there are some exceptions (which they don’t know and of which we just found out) allowed by WHO which would have let us continue our trip to Managua. Will never, ever fly Copa again. Actually I advise everyone else to stay away from Copa."
Pros: "Entertainment on board was good"
Cons: "One member of the crew wasn’t polite, his tone sounded rude/mad"
Pros: "Crew was exceptionally nice and professional on this flight."
Pros: "Crew and friendliness of ground staffers"
Cons: "Stop insulting folks with crappy cereal bars! Better to serve nothing at all!!! Ridiculous to even offer"
Cons: "I didn't like getting a notification that the flight had been delayed. Just to find out that it was on time when I arrived at the airport. I almost missed the flight."
Pros: "Nothing, rude and not caring for their customers. My flight from dtw to Chicago was canceled and I was never informed. I lost 1 day of my trip and a wedding. Worst airline."
Cons: "Notify flight cancellation, rebook the flight with another airline, and offer a compensation since we missed a wedding and that was the whole reason why we were going to Ecuador. Worst costumer service ever."
Cons: "The only thing that disappointed me was that I had no access to the lounges. I had hoped to be able to use the first class lounges since I had booked business class but I was not allowed in any of the airports."
Pros: "KLM its great!!!"
Pros: "Courteous crew, comfortable seats with good leg rooms."
Cons: "Need more attention to details like order to boarding and entertainment"
Pros: "Two planes boarded late and the airline refused to let us bring our carry on luggage on board. Then they proceeded to lose one of our bags. We still don’t have it 24 hours later."
Pros: "Departure on time and efficient boarding."
Cons: "Extremely long lines in the morning to check-in. It took 1.5 hours from arrival at airport and being able to clear immigration."
Pros: "Check in was fast and efficient. Flight was uneventful, no issues."
Cons: "Copa check in is now at Terminal 3, but boarding is from Tom Bradley Inter'l Terminal. We did not see a regular "high placed" sign for Copa which caused us to make two circuits until we saw the street side sigm which is in a nondescript area and easy to miss. My entertainment touch screen was not responsive and sticky. It froze twice. However after bringing it to the attention of the crew, they did make the effort of resetting it. In this regard I highly commend the very tall FA who was a credit to his profession. It still had problems but did work somewhat. I will add that in all my prior experiences in which this problem occurs the FA's are too busy, or forget to reset the entertainment system, so I happy that he did. The interior did not seemed to be very clean there were food stains on the pull out tray and no in flight magazine in my seat pocket. the cabin crew was nice, youngish but did not have enough personality to tell off passengers doing things that they shouldn't out of common courtesy like the passenger seated next to me playing Chinese language videos out loud on his i phone. The same group spent a lot of time burping and then spending an inordinate length of time picking their teeth with wooden toothpicks which did not make for a pleasant scene. I almost lost my appetite seeing which what vigor they went at it, what were they expecting to find? They would then spit the residue in the air making me a bit nauseous. The food was dire especially the two melted cheese/beef/chicken sandwiches served near the last third of the trip. The main lunch ravioli meal served earlier was not bad. The bottom line is that the flight was uneventful with nothing to note, but there is definite room for improvement."
Cons: "1st flight was delayed so I missed my connection. 2nd flight was delayed due to mechanical issues so I missed my second connection. I traveled for over 24hours and now that it’s 3 days later , my checked luggage has still not arrived or been found."
Pros: "staff/captain and flight attendants"
Pros: "Nothing really"
Cons: "Boarding process in Panama is very disorganized"
Pros: "Just the supervisor helped me to the next flight to david"
Cons: "Missed my flight due to the delay. One of the workers wanted to charge a penalty fee. I had to go all the way to the supervisor."
Pros: "Airplane crew was friendly. The flight departed on time."
Cons: "We traveled with an infant who sat on our laps. We were never asked about the infant traveling until we went to check in at the desk and were told we needed to pay taxes for the baby at a rate of 10% of the cost of the ticket. But because we were doing it on the day of the flight, 10% was almost $200! We did not receive good customer service from staff, who simply told us we "should have known to investigate this." We have never been asked to do this when flying with a baby before! This was after an hour and a half of already waiting to check in our bags. We were waiting so long and dealing with this issue for so long that we almost missed the flight! A terrible experience. Also, the web check in line took even longer than the line of people who had not checked in online beforehand! It was so slow, it added to us almost missing our flight. It was a waste of time to check in online, especially since they gave us new boarding passes when we checked our bags in anyway. We also had trouble finding both of our reservations, even though we booked them together as a family, so we ended up with seats that were not together. When we had an issue, we were given an attitude by the staff checking us in."
Cons: "Food was pretty bad"
Cons: "Wouldn’t know because I wasn’t allowed on the flight"
Pros: "Boarding wa son time and smooth"
Cons: "The food was low quality and qith not taste, both flights were really bad. Alao entertainment was poor"
Pros: "Checkin and Gate agent Sofia was superb! She is a huge asset to Copa and really enjoys her job Greeted me with a huge smile and was professional from the very beginning to the end!"
Cons: "Nada.... everything went perfectly well!"
Cons: "I had to keep my backpack in front under the seat. They should not allow heavy carry on's"
Cons: "Premium seating not a good buy."
Pros: "Discrimination and unequal treatment. Latinos were allowed exemptions from yellow fever entry requirements from same place on same plane similarly situated while white gringo was refused entry service Real world truth"
Cons: "Placed on standby although flight purchased 2 months earlier. Told was the first of 13 on list. Was passed over for other locals who yelled at agents for a seat. Being polite and being white is NO privilege. Was told there were no other flights. LIE, supervisor booked it . Not advised of yellow fever requirement and not allowed entry into destination Sent away on next plane"
Pros: "Efficient check in and boarding process. Great time for connection."
Cons: "The plane was dirty"
Pros: "The price was really good, was the best way to returned yo Nicaragua."
Pros: "Nice staff, fast flight, as we had been traveling 24 hours this last leg was appreciatively uneventful."
Pros: "Nice people , schedule ,"
Pros: "I was impressed that even though it was such a short flight the crew worked hard to provide everyone food and drinks."
Cons: "This was the first Copa flight that we didn't receive a full meal. The crew also seemed more serious and less friendly than on other Copa flights."
Pros: "Copa has the worlds very best gate agents and check-in agents by far... they had a huge line and held very professional atmosphere"
Cons: "Always the good there was none"
Pros: "Regular Services"
Pros: "Excellente customer service"
Pros: "Copa got me a seat on a flight with another airline.."
Cons: "My flight was canelled."
Pros: "Food and drinks."
Cons: "Bad entertainment selection and screen."
Pros: "Good airline Seems we'll run."
Pros: "I always prefer flying copa in general as they are normally much better customer service, bud idea Doing webcheckin the counte agents really screwed up and needed to learn to do better job next time!!!'"
Cons: "Bad idea Doing webcheckin the counte agents really screwed up and needed to learn to do better job next time!!!'"
Cons: "We sat in the plane on the runway for almost an hour and a half before finally taking off."
Pros: "The Service that copa has is incomparable. I hope the company doesnt change the"
Cons: "The plane didnt have screens on each chair...."
Pros: "Vey accurate time"
Cons: "The web checking was a bit slow"
Pros: "I liked the spacious seats and free food and drinks. I appreciated the flight being on time."
Pros: "Crew, girls, was amazing. Loved them all!"
Cons: "Aircraft was too fast to land. Pilit, instead of reduce speed, landed fast. Too bad for me and my girlfriend. A little girl was scared. No doubt. Some movements before landing wereasif the pilot were begginer. I felt like if shock absorbers were going to be broken."
Pros: "quick fast and easy. It was over before i knew it, which is nice on a flight."
Cons: "The air conditioning was quite cold....not as cold as the previous onee between BZE and PTY, but still far colder than it needed to be. Im glad we brought jackets."
Pros: "Food was ok."
Cons: "We purchased our tickets back on August to travel on November, I selected my seats at the first opportunity. We were traveling with 2 kids. Once we got to the airport, our seats were given away to someone else. They placed us on row 17 an exit row!!!! Once we got to the gate they had to reassign us to another seats, they told me we cannot all sit together. I started complaining and final placed us on row 10. After takeoff we realized the seats on this row does not recline!!!!!! We had 6 1/2 hour flight with 2 kids with NON recline-able seats. It was trip from hell.... the staff at the check in were rude, unprofessional and lied. Next, time I would not fly with an airline that can not deliver 4 seats."
Pros: "Best agents, F/A's, and Crew!!!! Hands down you guys are the greatest in Latin America!"
Cons: "Always food is a joke! Guys....dont give us anything and that way we are not insulted!!!!!!"
Pros: "Good service for a short flight. The web check-in is very helpfull to avoid the long lines at the airport."
Cons: "A little bit overprice for a short flight."
Pros: "Aeromexico’s service during check in and boarding is the worst I’ve experienced so far. They are so unorganized that wait lines are so long and can take hours that you can easily miss your flight. The staff is just around not helping at all, not doing much to put order and make lines move faster. It’s not the first time this happens to me, it’s just the way they operate and not setup for busy travel days."
Cons: "Make it to the airport 4 hrs earlier, 3 is not enough at least at the Mx city airport"
Pros: "The seat was super confortable"
Pros: "Inflight meal is a rarity these days, two free alcoholic drinks and coffee are a bonus"
Cons: "InFlight entertainment was old school TV. Seats very tight."
Pros: "Crew nice."
Cons: "Check in very long. Boarding slow. Check in our carry-on’s even though there was plebty if room in the plane"
Pros: "Comfortable plane"
Cons: "At the airport, the sign at the counter never said Managua flight so I almost missed it since I didn't understand the espanol message."
Cons: "9 hour delay"
Cons: "Excelente flight"
Pros: "Crew member bumped into me (sitting on aisle) several times."
Pros: "you were on time"
Cons: "more space between seats"
Cons: "Everything very poor"
Cons: "Flight delayed. They were moving us from door to door. My connecting flight was delayed too. The flight was supposed to leave at 1am when ended up leaving and hour past that plus a lot of children were traveling in that flight and I don’t think it was okay to be moving all these families around from door to door. It was 2am this children needed to be sleeping on Thebes plane that was supposed to leave at 1am. Really disappointed."
Pros: "I liked the little sandwich and coffee. It’s nice to get food on such a short flight."
Cons: "Hardly any leg room. If the person in front of you reclines their seat, it feels like they are sitting in your lap. No entertainment."
Pros: "The flight itself was comfortable, smooth and overall satisfactory. They gave us a sandwich meal and there was some inflight entertainment (which I didn’t use)."
Cons: "I brought the same Samsonite carry on luggage piece that I’ve used on multiple major airlines (Avianca, United, American, Copa, etc.) with no problems, and AeroMexico says it’s too big, the wheels didn’t fit into the sizing bin. Super frustrating if one of the most popular luggage manufacture makes a “carry-on” bag, airlines should realize people will be arriving with the expectations that they can use it as a carry on. Anyways I’m out $58 both ways ($116). I will not fly with AeroMexico again because of this simple fact."
Pros: "Loved staff and food!!"
Pros: "Not sure it was anything to like, staff not very friendly, unsure how do they assign the seats unsure if I was singled out due to my small service dog, we got horrible seats and were at the airport very early and got seats all the way to the back of the plane"
Cons: "seat assignment, no other choices to seat unable to figure out how seats are assigned why all the way back to the plane when people with teenagers get to sit at the front and perhaps is there something I am unaware when traveling I guess need to pay extra and get a pleasant flight instead of being treated like a peasant"
Cons: "Airline too busy ?we lost are flight"
Pros: "Was on time and very secured"
Cons: "Did not have tv."
Pros: "it was smooth and I slept"
Cons: "Boarding was a little congestee"
Pros: "The crew at the gate did their best to seat my family together."
Cons: "No entrainment available and the flight crew took over an hour to bring me some water."
Pros: "It wasn’t a full flight"
Cons: "The flight attendants were too loud and not as attentive"
Pros: "The flight was on time, the crew was polite and attentive, and I appreciated the meal."
Cons: "The temperature in the plane got very cold once we reached peak altitude - folks in my row felt the same. The flight lacked wifi and power outlets, but it's a budget flight so that is acceptable. However, some budget flights/airlines do offer that."
Cons: "Back sit bit reclining. Food was a croissant with one piece of thin meat! Headphone plug was broken"
Pros: "Attentive service"
Cons: "Food was scarce and not great flavor in Clase Premier, ni comparison with other airlines and even with other Aeromexico flights. Also, the entertainment screens were general, small and with a lot of glitches"
Pros: "Flight on time, the crew was nice and helpful and we had free lunch and a movie."
Pros: "Helpful check-in in Mexico City."
Cons: "The flight was late with no explanation. On flight entertainment broken, no explanation or apology. Mexico City airport is is disorganized and the bathrooms broken or filthy. They broke three suitcases on my flight, including mine. Quality of service and response is zero."
Cons: "Plane waited on another family to connect to this flight, in turn causing our flight to arrivw in Mexico City an hour later. Baggage was slow staff in airport were aware of us trying to connect. They radiod that we were on our way to gate yet still closed gate doors before we arrived at the gate"
Cons: "20 minute delay impacted my connecting flught"
Cons: "Transferring in Cancun is a terrible experience."
Cons: "My flight was late which caused me to lose my connection and the airlane did not provide a hospitality stay at a hotel."
Cons: "The heater on the plane were to high"
Cons: "Flight cancelled. Didn’t let me board even with boarding pass. Want to chat me multiple fees and charge almost double of a new ticket. I went online and buy a ne ticket. Bad customer service."
Pros: "Excellent service on the plane"
Cons: "Service in check in within Guadalajara airport"
Pros: "This company still have the old fashion where the customer is number one!!, thanks the price are amazing and the ser is as well."
Cons: "Death in the family and no one would help me get back home"
Cons: "Them sending us an email two and a half months after we made the reservation to change the outgoing flight causing us to have a six hour leftover."
Pros: "The seats were nice"
Cons: "My only food option was ham sandwich and I do not eat ham"
Pros: "I liked the fact that the crew was helpful with the limited amount of Spanish I speak."
Cons: "nothing was bad"
Cons: "Sold us tickets without assigned seats"
Pros: "Timing. Crew members attention, services, and ability to speak english spanish."
Cons: "Sandwich food not healthy. No personal entertainment system."
Pros: "Again, great service."
Cons: "I was not able to connect to the WiFi."
Pros: "I loved the fact that I never used this airline before and I'm so amazed they were on time and even before schedule, thank you kayak and thank you aeromexico!!"
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "Same comments I made before."
Cons: "Same comment I made previously."
Pros: "Check personnel was very helpful in Puerto Vallarta getting us on an earlier flight. He was very pleasant as well Boarding was easy attendants were attentive Flights were on time"
Pros: "The crew onboard were very nice and attentive."
Cons: "At check in, they had me stand in the same line three separate times. Aeromexico personnel were very rude and even threatened me that I would not be able to fly. They were very inflexible and made me feel that they don't need my or anyone else's business. Even the supervisor enforced the rude behavior of the check in staff."
Cons: "tried to xcl a month in advance due to unfortunate circumstances....to no avail. no help at all, whatsoever"
Pros: "The flight was ok, but it was delayed for long time :("
Cons: "Flight was delayed for over 2 hours."
"I had a problem signing and I called Spirit and the customer service misleaded me to purchase the bags by phone. She said that by phone they have the best prices. I paid $60 for each bag, and online you pay around $40. They don't want to give me the money back. The worst customer service"
Pros: "Not contable seats at all!!!"
Cons: "They should offer a snack and drink for flights!!"
Pros: "Smooth and uneventful."
Pros: "Spirit Air has very capable, professional, & helpful employees,... you remind me of German carriers I worked for (Condor, Lufthansa & LTU)"
Cons: "People around me kept taking off their masks. The crew corrected them twice, but I think they could have done a better job of it."
Cons: "No social distancing, every seat was taken"
Pros: "How quick it was to board and the staff."
Cons: "More comfortable seats and not so congested."
Cons: "It was appalling the place was 100% full when we are in the middle of a global pandemic. Shame on the greed of Spirit"
Pros: "The boarding process, professionalism, agents at ticketing counter, smooth flight, good communication on board"
Cons: "Better priced refreshments. More comfortable seats"
Pros: "I liked getting off the plane and leaving those incompetent employees behind."
Cons: "First, I was charged an extra $55 for an overweight bag when I’d already paid $30 to check it in the first place. Then, every employee I encountered acted like a miserably underpaid two year old who was forced to be there. Slight advice: if you didn’t make the price of the flights so “cheap,” you wouldn’t have to overcharge for any and everything else related to the stupid flight. The incompetent, unpleasant employees just added insult to injury. THE worst airline I’ve ever had the displeasure of flying with."
Pros: "Efficient process Clean airplane Timeliness"
Cons: "Do not like having to pay such extraordinarily high prices for bags. Also the website was very inefficent. I had already selected seats and paid for them, yet when I would try to access the reservation, it did not show that I had done this. Additionally, I had to extend my stay and was unable to make a modification to my reservation on the website, as I was encouraged to do by Spirit. I logged into "My Trips" yet at no time was there ever a link to make a flight change. Really disappointing considering I had very little time to spend doing this due to a family member being in the process of dying."
Pros: "Seats were nice and stewardist."
Cons: "Was running late because roads were almost to point of non drivable. Zero visibility. The spirit machine would not print my boarding pass. It said see an attendant for assistance. I checked in day before flight. The man at first would not help me print my pass. I couldn't pull my pass up on smart phone but I had the receipt and confirmation. Finally he helped and printed my boarding pass. People shouldn't be treated like this. I pay my taxes and I don't have to choose spirit. I can fly through another airliner. The fact that he was giving me a hard time on Christmas was even worse. If I acted that way at my job I'd be fired. Thank you for sending me your survey and have a great day and a happy new year."
Cons: "Spirit Airlines is a complete joke! We were standing at the ticket counter by 10:15 and the flight was at 11:06 yet refused to print out boarding passes. They even allowed the person directly in front of us to check in but apparently we were the cut off. After asking to speak with a supervisor, the ticket agent disappeared for 15 minutes only to return and tell us that there was no supervisor available. What? So..... no one is supervising the staff or daily operations? That’s a little scary. We asked the ticket agent again to print our boarding passes and at least let us attempt to make the flight but he again refused. The ticket gate we were at was directly next to the security line which had about 5 people in it. We also heard him tell the person in front of us who he allowed to check in that our gate was literally the first gate after security. I can not comprehend why he wouldn’t at least give us the option to try and make the flight which was 100% realistic. Instead, he refused our request for boarding passes a third time. The lack of service I received was absolutely and completely ridiculous. In a state of panic I began looking up other flight options that would get us to our destination on time... there was nothing! While I️ was researching flights, my traveling companion ran to the Southwest Airlines ticket counter and explained the situation. The ticket agent immediately began checking the computer and found a flight that would get us to our destination in time but the flight was leaving in 30 minutes. She stated that she could not promise we would make the flight but was happy to let us try! We got through security quickly and were able to board the 11:15 flight. Our original flight with Spirit departed at 11:06. I want a refund or I will be contacting my bank for a chargeback."
Pros: "The only up side is that I eventually got home... :("
Cons: "When I purchased my ticket I paid extra for an isle exit row seat. On the day of my flight I got an email plenty early that the flight had been delayed an hour with no explanation why, which stinks. Once on the plane we found out that the reason we were delayed was because they changed the planes that morning and we needed to wait for an extra stewardess to get to the airport bc of the plane change. This is HORRIBLE planning, if you don't have the staff don't change the plane!! Also because of the plane change my seat was no longer in an exit row. When I explained to the stewardess that I paid extra for my seat that was supposed to be in an exit row I was told that I needed to return to my seat and they will fix it after they are done boarding. Once everyone was on the plane they told me that I was "lucky" because there was still a middle seat in an exit row available... Again I had PAID EXTRA for an ISLE EXIT ROW seat when I purchased the ticket but now I am lucky they can seat me in the last exit tow seat available. When I brought up the fact that I shouldn't have to complain to get the seat that I had already paid for the stewardess gave me attitude like I should be grateful for whatever they give me. Then she passed me off to another gentleman who didn't care about hearing what my issue was he just wanted the plane to take off already. I felt very disrespected by all the Spirit employees once on the plane. Spirit in general is very shady because if I hadn't brought up the fact that I paid extra for my exit row they would have just let me pay the extra money for a normal seat."
Cons: "The passenger next to us smelled like vomit. It was terrible sitting next to him and I had to keep spraying my body mist every few minutes since it was extremely hard to breathe! He smelled like dead rats and old eggs vomitus combined! Worst experience in any airline so far! :("
Pros: "- Flight attendants were nice. They deserve a raise, since your CEO makes $7 million a year. - The outstanding pilots got us to LAX safely. They deserve a raise, since your CEO makes $7 million a year."
Cons: "- The seats were not comfortable - The seats don't recline back (seriously CEO Robert L. Fornaro? You won't invest in reclining seats? wow that's pathetic) - Spirit won't even offer free beverages (even water) after I paid over $500 for a ticket? (seriously? That make's your airline look so pathetically greedy/cheap) - The fact that you have "Entertainment" as a category, yet there is no entertainment of any kind (in-flight movies, etc.) - The fact that CEO Robert L. Fornaro makes over $7 million a year. He's grossly overpaid...someone should tell the Board of Directors."
Pros: "They were efficient at loading and unloading. The business model of minimal inclusions was fine."
Cons: "I booked through Kayak but was not told about all the extra costs that could be incurred. I was unaware of the extra costs for checked bags. The cost was far more than other airlines. The flight attendants talked non stop to the point I was wishing I had ear plugs. The discounts for printing your own tickets and checking your bags ahead of time was not communicated prior to check in. It is on the website but not through the booking service. The self check in kiosk at check in would not work so we were upcharged for not using it but we couldn't."
Cons: "First flight was delayed to wait for connecting passengers, connecting flight was not. Had to leave the terminal and wait in line with people checking bags to get another flight which made me I miss multiple alternative flights I could have caught if they had a desk inside the terminal. What was left was an 11 hour set of connecting flights the next morning instead of the original 4 hour direct flight. Speaking with the person rescheduling me, she admitted that no one had informed them that our flight was running late, which could have been to blame for why the connecting flight was not held a few minutes. Icing on the cake: my missed connecting flight landed 30 minutes early."
Pros: "Email update about change of gate."
Cons: "Spirit is not forthcoming on website about the extra charges prior to booking the flights, and the charges go up substantially at the airport. There was 45 minute wait time at the baggage claim. The seats are the most uncomfortable I have ever experienced in 50 years of flying. There is also not nearly enough leg room between rows. Charging $65 for a small piece of carry on luggage is disgusting. Not having any water free of charge is not healthy for the passengers on a 4.5 hour flight. The flight attendants discouraged anyone from standing or moving around, also not good for one's health."
Cons: "Everything that Spirit has done has been mediocre. I bought a ticket for my employee to fly to New Orleans and he showed up at the kiosk 40 minutes before the flight and was not able to get on so I had to pay $15 to reschedule for today and he showed up at the same time and still they said that their computers were down and they couldn't check anybody in and there's multiple people angry that they're boarding passes want working and so now we have to figure out how he can get to New Orleans and actually make it there. It'll be three days of not being able to get there because of spirits unethical and subpar customer service. I will never choose to fly Spirit again after this"
Pros: "Flight attendants were a cut above -- calm, charming and very helpful as opposed to the surly hall monitors typical of most budget most airlines."
Cons: "Aware of "hidden fees" I checked all of my boxes, checked in online in advance, paid for bags in advance, and when I got there, gate agent says bags were not paid for... BS. I entered credit card and paid. Apparently payment did not go through. Would NOT have been an issue at all had I not been charged $10 more for the same check-in. What a racket. Even when I tried to avoid surprise fees, they got me. Same thing happened to another passenger. Totally unethical. No benefit of the doubt given. Unreal. It destroyed what would have been an overall good experience on Spirit."
Cons: "Paid $50 to check a computer they told me was too big for a carry-on. Computer was sent on a direct flight way before I was getting to my destination(instead of on my connection) and was left in an unattended area. They told me it was "most likely stolen" and asked why I didn't take it on the plane. Your gate agent told me it was too big!!!! This was the answer I got after 3 days of investigating myself. I was told various stories like "it got stuck at security" and "it never got on the plane" until I got home and went directly to the baggage office and asked them on my own. The kid that actually tagged it said his supervisor told him to send it direct. Sounds like they set things up to get stolen. I will be filing a complaint and claim."
Pros: "The staff was very polite knowledgeable and always smiled and some joked with made the flight a pleasure."
Cons: "I didn't know that the bag check was 40 pounds most are 50. I booked though a 2nd party and was not informed about having to pick a seat and the you had to pay for a carry on. They do not tell you about this be for you check out and also if you booking for 2 you may not be together on the flight unless you. pay before hand and then pick your seat. Also when looking for a phone umber on the web site and you hit contact us it sends you to the help and doesn't not show a phone number to talk to a person. The flight was good. I don't think that you should have to pay extra to make sure you are next to your family when traveling"
Cons: "First, when I booked I was not given option to pay for baggage or choose seats, meaning I wasn't able to use the cheapest option. I had to spend at least 2 hours on the phone with a Spirit agent to get to pay for my bags before arriving at the airport at all - I wasn't able to do it online. On day of flight: the first leg was delayed. When we got to layover our final flight had been cancelled with no reason given. We were booked on another flight 8 hours later which meant we got in late enough that I had to miss another day of work. The Spirit agent at the gate in Las Vegas was also extremely rude. I also didn't get any phone or email updates."
Cons: "A. Late departure (50 minutes). Okay, it's Christmas. I get that. BUT, the fuel tank was overloaded so we had to wait on the tarmac to burn it off which caused most of the delay. Also, the plane had excessive weight which contributed to the latter. I NEVER had the problem with another airline. B. Baggage claim. It took forever to get my bag, both in Detroit and Los Angeles. Not helpful when you're tired, late, and want to get home. C. A minor thing. I saw the pilots get out of the cockpit at least 3 times during the flight (1 pilot twice, the other pilot once). The flight attendant always blocked the entrance to the galley and stood guard which is standard. Okay, so you gotta pee. I get that. But, it's a little disconcerting when this happens during turbulence and you know only 1 pilot is flying the plane. Granted, the auto pilot is really flying the plane at cruising altitude. But, it just made me nervous to know only 1 pilot was in the cockpit during these times. Also, the pilot that went to the bathroom twice ended up chatting with the flight attendant after for a 10 +/- minutes. Again, a little disconcerting and I NEVER saw that before. Just sayin."
Cons: "I flew spirit to Detroit last week, and after getting delayed 18 hours I finally made it. Now, currently sitting at the airport, my spirit flight home to Denver has been canceled at least 10 minutes after we were suppose to have boarded. I have been at the airport for 5 hours and have been yelled at to stay back from the counter and not to ask questions or else we would just be delaying the process. After about 2.5 hours of waiting, we finally got a number to call to re-book, which still took over an hour. This has been THE WORST airline experience I have ever had. If I were representing this airline I would be ashamed of the horrible service it provides. I genuinely believe I deserve a full refund for my flight (even if it was re-booked)... not just given an apology voucher because I promise I will never fly spirit again."
Pros: "Spirit has very nice, patient and helpful employees."
Cons: "I'm a fairly small woman and these planes are awful to ride in. Very uncomfortable seats. The man sitting next to me on my flight to Detroit was sitting 1/3 in my seat. I had zero personal space. I was flying to MI for my fathers funeral and the airline doesn't acknowledge or do anything for bereavement. That's pretty unfeeling. I also have never been on a plan with such loud passengers. It sounded like everyone was talking. People where listening to videos out loud without headphones and they never turned the lights all the way down eventhough it was a late flight (8pm to 1am). Also: Nowhere to plug devices in. No entertainment. Not even water is free. They only take credit card so if you are desperately in need of water and only have cash you are screwed. Charges for every carry on bag."
Pros: "We landed safe."
Cons: "I needed to change my flight to a later time within minjtes of booking and they charged me for it. The delay was over two hrs w no explanation, $100 charges for a backpack, seats do not recline, narrow space, $3 for water,, there were emty seats and was told I would have to pay $75 is I moved from my broken seat. staff is rude, disrespectful and unprofessional. Overall , I have travleled the world in all kinds of flights and by far the worst experience I have ever had was flying SPIRIT Air. I will avoid flying Spirit unless it tis my last option...which I may cosider not flying at all. Zero Stars"
Cons: "Liked every bit of it"
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: "I liked how my flight went smoothly, and that the price of the ticket even with the cost of my purchased carry on bag, was immensely cheaper than all the other flights for that day. If you go off of comfort, this may not be the flight for you, but if you base a good flight off of how affordable it is, then I would recommend Spirit Airlines."
Cons: "I didn't like how the seats were not very comfortable, and they did not recline, or have any head cushion that can bend for your head to rest on. Yes, it sucks that you have to pay for a carry on bag, but if you can put everything into a normal sized school backpack, then you can use that as your free personal item. And if you have more stuff, then you just have to plan ahead, and pay for your bag ahead of time, as it will cost more than double at the gate. NOTE that if you have a layover, you will have to pay for the bag twice. I think that was the worst thing out of the whole experience. Don't count on getting free food or drinks either. Just bring them with you on the plane."
Cons: "I arrived at 5:18 for a 6am flight DTW to LGA. Was unable to print my boarding pass because was too late. Asked for assistance from agent, who told me gate was closed and wouldn't allow me through. I don't believe that the gate was closed 35 mins before departure, and I feel the agent could have made some effort to get me on the flight, especially after I told her I'm an oncologist and that I needed to be in New York to start seeing patients at 9am. Agents (Alexis and Leila) flatly refused, completely unsympathetic. Fortunately was able to get on next available flight on Delta, at cost of $450."
Pros: "Fast boarding and unboarding."
Cons: "Charging $55 fee for a carry-on is way too much!! If you pay for your carry-ons online it is $10 dollars less.I tried to do that, but, unfortunately every time I tried to complete the transaction the page keep redirecting me to buy more "extra services". I chose check out without any extras but nothing!! The webpage was no responsive!! I tried to pay for my carry-on from my cell, laptop and tablet. But same result, that page became frozen without allowing me to pay the fee. I don't know if this was an unfortunately condidence, or is done on purpose to charge the extra $10!!"
Pros: "It's cheap-ish."
Cons: "I won't bother telling you all the things you know about Spirit but that you think might be tolerable in exchange for cheap airfare: seats that don't recline, a charge for a carry-on bag, a charge to print a boarding pass, a charge for soda and snacks. All of that I'm used to, as is anyone who flies Spirit. You want basic amenities, fly Delta. You want cheap, fly Spirit. But something new and remarkably unwelcome happened on this flight: we arrived at the airport an hour before our 6am flight and were told when we tried to check in that we were too late and the flight was closed. I explained that we already had booked a flight--I wasn't asking to buy a new ticket. She said she understood, but we'd never clear security in time (there was no line) and that our bags probably wouldn't arrive at our destination because we were "so late." We had no bags. I said we needed to get home. They said, "You're supposed to be here 2 hours early." That rule is a bit like the speed limit--no one actually follows it to the T. There's a range of appropriate (say, less than 2 but more than 1 hour) and inappropriate (say, 15 minutes before your flight). When you're flying at 6am and you know there won't be a line, you don't really arrive that early. Anyway, they called a supervisor who said to let us board. And then there was a mechanical problem with this plane that was so intent on leaving ASAP that we weren't going to be allowed to board a full hour in advance. And the flight was an hour delayed, meaning I guess we really did arrive 2 hours in advance. Dump Spirit. It is never, ever worth it."
Pros: "The idea that I don't have to use Spirit the next time I travel"
Cons: "I got to the Airport to try to print out my boarding pass 45 minutes before the flight at 5:20 AM for a 6:05 flight. I must have missed the required cut off (45 minutes to check in) by a minute or two and the Spirit Airlines person responsible for helping refused to help me and even acknowledged that there was no line at security and I would have easily been able to get on the flight and I had no bag to check in. She said I could get on a flight the next day. I had to buy a ticket from another airline in order to get home."
Cons: "The crew at the gate let a large family through... they were sneaking additional bags on the plane. Trying to have kids carry them and hiding them in strollers, etc. Instead of charging them for the bags they saw, which were all larger than the free item size crew still let them through. I counted eight bags and that made me very angry because so many people pay in advance and I packed extremely light to avoid additional charges and this family was rude and careless with no consequence. They did not pay the additional fee for any of the bags!"
Pros: "If I want to fly somewhere with just my laptop and no carry on and no luggage, this will be the way to go."
Cons: "After booking this flight with Spirit (2 flights out and 2 flights back, and I'm not going to rate each one separately) I was ready to log in an pay for baggage because I did not carefully examine all the details when booking. We did not get a free carry-on and the price for paying for luggage was higher than expected. BUT that was just the beginning. In every flight I've been on before, you pay for your bags one, I had to pay for the bags each step of the way. And paying for luggage and carry-ons each step of the way meant paying over $300 for bags. I'm used to paying $30 per person. So my excitement at getting low fares evaporated instantly. I was now paying the going rate for the flight with a lot of extra hassle to boot. I was with my aunt who needed a wheelchair to get around the airport in a wheelchair. Other airlines had them available for us to use, but Spirit would only offer to call a service for us. They did not indicate what the cost of this service would be. They didn't say it was free and they didn't say it was not. I just found an empty wheelchair and used that, after having just paid more than $300 for baggage for three small bags, I wasn't into more surprises. But I had to use American Airlines wheelchairs which they were cool with, because Spirit refused to let me use theirs without the escort (paid?) who actually didn't show up in the few minutes it took me to think it through."
Pros: "On plane staff were nice and helpful."
Cons: "Spirit makes you pay for every single little thing and up charges you for the littlest thing as well. A cup of water on my flight was 3$. The low price of the ticket is pointless when you get charged three times more for booking, bags, checkin, carry on... WATER. I will fly delta next time and they will give me all that for FREE. The seats and plane itself were AWFUL. The seats were extremely uncomfortable and the tray table was smaller than my iPad mini. I am not sure when Spirit changed everything but they lost several customers from it. ,their low prices draw you in."
Pros: "Friendly stewardess"
Cons: "The chairs are low budget seats cushions are thin with and the leg room is limited which makes the ride very uncomfortable. I travel with various airlines and this was my 1st time traveling with spirit. This is by far my most uncomfortable plane ride with any airline. The cost for all beverages Is another concern. It is practically a potential health concern for a customer flying 2 hours or more to not have at least water provided for free. The credit card only for beverage payment also is a inconvenience for a small purchase that could easily be settle with cash. In closing, I feel this company is a prime example of producing poor service when the airline try to cut cost then capitalize on every single accommodation at the complete expense and inconvenience of the customers."
Cons: "I usually never post anything negative for a review, so here is my first one. I had an awful flying experience with spirit I will never fly with them again. I will keep it short and simple. They charge you for everything that your flight ends up becoming super expensive and its obscured until you get hit with the fee. First off, bag check in is ridiculously expensive. Cost me just about 100 dollars to check a tiny bag. The seats on the airline do not recline and there was absolutely zero leg room. Im not that tall (6'0), so there is no reason I should have to sit sideways on the seat because my knees are jammed into the seat in front of me. My entire neck and back became stiff when I got off the aircraft because of this. Water cost me 5 dollars. Do I need to say more? Water should be free. I left my long sleeve shirt in my bag that was already checked, so I asked a flight attendant if they had a tiny blanket ( It was so cold my jaw was shivering ) And she literally told me you should have brought one, we are not responsible for lending flyers blankets because its too cold.. Could not believe the awful experience I had with this airline. Never again. 1 star is generous."
Cons: "Price gouged every step of the way, spirit airlines should not even be permitted to operate. Expect to pay $50 or more if you should be so brazen to want to bring luggage. Checked bags wouldn't be an unusual charge but even a carry on bag has a price tag. For the ridiculously high price for a one way ticket, not even so much as a complimentary cup of water was offered. No in flight entertainment, not even a flight magazine or skymall. The horribly uncomfortable seats were too narrow, and 11 inches apart from the rows ahead. I'm a short person and even I had my knees against the seat in front of me. On top of that they don't even recline. A passenger behind me was listening to headphones so loud that it was clearly audible to three rows in any direction. At one point an attendant asked him to turn it down, but within an hour he had them back up for the rest of the trip, with an "I tried" shrug from the attendant. Before landing another attempt at pandering for money was made in the form of signing up for frequent flyer miles, by purchasing spirit membership. I will never fly spirit again and would strongly urge anyone to shop around before considering spirit as their airline."
Pros: "That no-one can ever again make me deal with Spirit Airlines in any way, shape, or form. An e-mail telling me the flight was cancelled was sent to my home e-mail only after I had left for the airport. There was no text message to the smart phone number I had given them when I purchased the ticket. Other airlines do send text messages. When I suggested that to the Spirit representative, she was very dismissive and said notifying us was the responsibility of the booking site through we had purchased the flight. I felt a little sorry for the woman, but her attitude did not help her."
Cons: "I will avoid Spirit Airlines at all costs. First, there is the on-line bait and switch. You are quoted a price only to be told later that you have to pay $40 extra each way for even a small carry-on. You also learn that you have to pay a seat fee lest you be placed wherever they decide to put you. This is not disclosed up front--at least not prominently or in any obvious way. This borders on consumer fraud and the DOJ or Federal Trade Commission needs to take a look at this. If it is not fraud, it is clearly an unfair trade practice under Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act. The full price must be displayed up-front. If there are additional fees, those must be prominently displayed and calculated before you are allowed to commit to the purchase. My flight was cancelled and we had to wait approximately two hours in a long line while one person in a small office tried to re-book the passengers. When we got to the office, only then were we told that there were no more flights to our destination that day. By then all other flight alternatives had be taken. When I told a TSA officer my flight had been cancelled, she asked whether it was Spirit Airlines without my having indicated. When I said it was, in fact, Spirit, she said that was a common occurrence for that airline. I missed my grandmother's funeral the next day and incurred significant cancellation charges. If an airline is going to compete on price, the advertised price should be the actual price rather than merely bait."
Pros: "liked the cost. flight was good plane was clean but could have been a bit cleaner (windows) seats we good (could have been a little softer) I noticed that some of the flight crew were not as focused on their attention to the passengers. I did notice that the stewardess in our area (who sat right in front of me (exit seat )) was on her cell phone texting or playing a game or what ever young people do on their phones. as a travelling public person, my comfort level or expectation is that all the time I am on board, that the crew is on duty and focused on their duties, which should include, not being distracted by using personal electronic devises at anytime. Secondly, the uniforms that the attendants wore seemed to be a little less cared for or clean as other airlines. Lastly, (this may be picky,) but it seemed that the hair of a few of the attendants seemed unkempt at a level in keeping with the beautiful airplane we were in. There was a steward that came on the plane who looked light his shirt was too big (collar was too big for his neck) as was the size of his coat. As a business owner myself, I appreciate the small things, as these can be the things that overshadows all of the other things we do to provide a good product, service or experience for our customers. Personal inner Professionalism is a mindset that transcends and fuels ongoing service, at levels which a rule book alone cannot attain. (employees who are proud of where they work, who they work with and for, end up delivering on our promises as owners.) I like your web site and appreciate the "fun" you have built into it. I understand the message it sends, but as we know, most people expect the lower fares from Spirit, but don't get the steps you must take to be able to provide those fairs and still cover ALL THE BILLS. Continued success in the future. Jim Holland"
Pros: "I booked my 80 year old parents their flights through Kayak. It ended up being through priceline."
Cons: "My parents arrived at the airport and spirit said they didn't have authorization. that the confirmation wasn't accurate. I paid, and they had a confirmation number. but the amount of time it took to sort it out - made them miss their flight. they then had to drive 2 hours home. then get up at 2am the next day to take a different flight. arriving 1 day late and cutting their vacation short. because they didn't pick up their rental car the day they were supposed to they got an additional charge for that as well. HORRIBLE experience. I would like to know who I can talk to for customer compensation."
Pros: "Absolutely nothing. Would never fly with Spirit ever again."
Cons: "Make sure you realize that unlike literally every other airline, Spirit charges you $30 to bring a carry on if you pay in advance online, $55 if you end up paying at check in at the airport, and $100 if you do so at the gate. Carry on, not checked luggage. Every other airline will not charge you for it. If you want to pick your seat, or keep your family together on a flight, you have to pay extra, whereas every other airline, it's pretty much free. Because of this I was placed next to a 12 year old girl by herself in the very back row, thankfully the crew had enough sense to make sure to not let a grown stranger be in this position and moved me to a different seat, but had they allowed free seat choices, she could have sat next to her family and there would never be an issue. If you want a beverage on the flight and didn't pick up your own ahead of time, it will run you $3 while every other airline will give it to you as a complimentary service - meaning no charge. Their website touts that you're saving money on the flight cost by them charging these excessive fees, but I literally only saved $10 from the next highest flight price, ultimately running me $45 extra. Terrible business model."
Pros: "It was on time. The staff was excellent Captain...excellent flight and landing even with turbulence"
Cons: "Seats do not recline. Tray table too small too use as work surface. If you bring anything but a book bag the cost is so steep that the it may be just as cost beneficial to fly other airlines. the beverage service for a cup of coffee is $2. The baggage claim was an hour wait and I spoke to someone who traveled to Vegas on spirit. They waited over 1 hour in Vegas and an hour when they returned home. So this must be the normal wait time. THE WEBSITE IS HORRIBLE and 800 client care w was not helpful."
Pros: "Earlier in the day I was having trouble checking in and tried to call Spirit for help. It took me a long time just to figure out how to get to a person to speak with and got the message that I might be charged to speak with someone. I hung up. I can't recall having to pay to speak to an employee at any other business. The flight was delayed. 4 hours. They told us it was because of a thunder storm, but later admitted it was a problem with a flight attendants seat. When I got a chance to order a drink I was told they no longer carry scotch. Your tickets may be cheaper, but the experience is not worth it."
Pros: "Staff friendly."
Cons: "Wait time to board flight. Understandable for flight delays due to weather or mechanical problems ( to be taken care of in a timely manner). Not only did both of these issues play into flight departure, but also a 2 hr. delay waiting for a pilot. Pilot arrives we are all anxious to board plane. Seated and ready to go and pilot announces another slight delay, now waiting for a co-pilot. One hour later, still strapped in and ready for take off, the co-pilot boards plane. Needless to say, approx. 3 hours after scheduled departure we are finally in the air. Arriving at 2:30 am made it tough for pick-up arrangements."
Cons: "I was seated next to 2 people who were clearly very ill as they were wearing masks covering their nose and mouth and exhibited numerous symptoms. I asked to be reseated but there were no other seats. Within 12 hours I came down with a terrible stomach flu and have been vomiting and diarhea nonstop for the last 12 hours. I have never been this sick in my life. The airlines should do a better job protecting people from other sick people in such proximity. I have an important job interview Monday which I will undoubtedly miss as a result and have never felt this bad"
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