Pros: "They treated me super great"
Pros: "The people on the plane were great."
Cons: "The San Salvador airport is chaotic and not user friendly."
Pros: "Window seat"
Cons: "Lots of passenger we were cold we needed a blanket and there were no more ."
Cons: "Keep up the good work"
Cons: "The particular seat I was in was horrible."
Pros: "Good service"
Pros: "Nicer plane than the one we flew from San Francisco to San Salvador"
Pros: "Online check-in, boading"
Cons: "Spend over an hour in the plane after landed. We weren’t even Offer water or nothing."
Cons: "There was no entertainment option. There were no screens or charging stations on the seats and my earphone plug did not work to watch the movie playing on the common screen, which was very small and hard to view."
Pros: "Food was great"
Cons: "Trip was long"
Pros: "Very Friendly and helpful crew. Good food, considering other airlines I had to pay more for the same itinerary and not even water was offered"
Cons: "I find my luggage broken, I need my luggage replace. I was told at airport to file online I've been tryin to file a claim online on AVIANCA'S website but I was not able to find a link to follow a claim. Please help me. Thank you! Olga Noriega 202.409.4830"
Pros: "Good airline and nice staff."
Cons: "There is no personal screen for individual entertainment."
Pros: "This airline was horrible with crew that was highly unkind and stole our duty free products."
Cons: "Crew, service, poor attitude, inability to help passengers. Never retrieved duty free products that we paid for."
Pros: "The staff on the plane were extremely friendly and quick to assist when needed. Always checking in and making sure our flight was smoothly and we were happy."
Cons: "There was only one option for a snack on the way back after breakfast (Spanish quiche) and I wish there was another option for those that do not enjoy quiche."
Pros: "Connections very easy. Flight arrived early. In-flight service exceptional."
Pros: "Service, food & comfort are unmatched! staff kind & professional. couldnt ask for more."
Pros: "Arrived on time, smooth ride great landing"
Pros: "Nice crew"
Cons: "The food"
Pros: "We loved everything about the airline we have been traveling with Avianca for several years now and we love it , definitely no other airline has the quality of service and professionalism as Avianca does."
Cons: "For price they dont give food."
Pros: "Boarding and exiting were fast. They also let me take on a carry on that was far too big to be considered a carry on. Lots of overhead space. Oh and they give you a blanket and pillow to use during the flight."
Cons: "The service and entertainment wasn't as good traveling on this airline to the US as it was traveling from the US. Barely any entertainment besides fold down small TVs for every 4 rows. The app they tell you to download was useless on this flight too."
Pros: "Everything and also we don't whent to Bogota we directly fly to Ecuador so we don't whent to different part but we wait to much"
Cons: "Just to said something and sometime change what they talking but also is good experience to make share I don't have the same experience in the future"
Cons: "lots of turbulence/ storms didn't get movies or food or earsets etc for a couple of hours!"
Pros: "Great service, comfortable seating. I was provided with a blanket, decent warm meal, and wine during my 5 hour economy flight. Very happy. Would certainly recommend."
Pros: "I really liked how they gave out a free meal - few airlines still do this."
Pros: "efficient flight, good/helpful flight attendants, arrived early, great flight"
Cons: "poor soft drink selection, mediocre food"
Pros: "basically everything"
Cons: "the food"
Pros: "This is my second time flying with Avianca, and is being a wonderful experience, the staff is very friendly at the airport and on the plane, flight was confortable, they offer complimentary breakfast or lunch depending what time you are flying , things that the other airlines stop doing years ago, they are also very responsable and honest , I forgot personal documents and my camera on my way going to El Salvador and inmediately they call me to let me know they had them , in general the service is awesome .!! From now on I will always look forward for flying with Avianca."
Pros: "Good food"
Cons: "Crew was not helpful, too slow for this type of service :("
Cons: "My passport was not due to expire for the NEXT 4 months AFTER my come back day The lady from Avianca didn't let me board due to my passport expiring 4 months after my return day. I had to pay for a 24 hours expedite / rush passport. ALSO, once I got my new passport (17 hours later) I was told that I had to pay $170 penalty for moving my departure day and $680 because I had to adjust to the new ticket price. At that point I decide to buy a new ticket with a different airline. AVIANCA SUCKS!!! They are NOT very accommodating at all. Will not recommend this agency and I WILL NEVER ever again will use their service."
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: "My third time flying Avianca, my third time enjoying the flight. The alternatives from El Salvador (sal) to the U.S. (iah) with no stops is United Airlines and I had such a bad experience with them. I was a loyal customer for Continental but it ended when United took over. So far Avianca has replaced Continental in my list of airlines that I would consider. And KAYAK was awesome as always......"
Cons: "The entertainment choices (but to be fair I did not peruse all of the options available) were not to my liking. Is just a small thing and is not a complaint, is just an observation."
Cons: "They did not load my luggage in the airplane because there was not enough room. They promised to deliver it to my hotel at the night of the same day, but they did not. They gave me the same excuse, there was not enough room in the airplane, even though my luggage had a priority to be in the airplane. I had to discuss it with the call center stuff for a long time to make the arrangement to receive it as soon as possible. The call center stuff was not very helpful and just gave me a lot of unreasonable excuses. I am very disappointing with Avianca."
Pros: "Good waiting area and attentive gate agents. Good crew and service for the flight, too."
Pros: "I was traveling with an injured hand and the flight attendants were very nice & helpful"
Pros: "Generous food and drinks. Smooth flight."
Pros: "Food, seats, entertaiment, customer service"
Cons: "The baggage took almost half hour to come out, I missed my car in the rental because of that."
Pros: "the wind was high on the landing into costa rica but the pilot made a smooth landing"
Pros: "When Taca was managing it was a total disaster: Now under Avianca we experienced great courtesy from the crew, acceptable food and snacks, and prompt service. Taca took the prices to the ceiling and it was a shame to pay 900.00dls for a trip to El Salvador.to make it worst they threw peanuts and soda y our trays, which was poor second class service. It took us almost 10 years to return to Avianca/Taca. but now we are pleased. Definitely your best point is CUSTOMER SERVICE. ( pRICES STILL HIGH). tHANK YOU."
Cons: "VOLUME ON THE ANNOUNCEMENTS ARE TOO LOW, AND HARD TO UNDERSTAND BECAUSE THEY RUSH, CREW SHOULD SPEAK SLOW, PAUSED AND CLEAR ON BOTH LANGUAGES, ESPECIALLY IN ENGLISH SO TO MAKE IT UNDERSTANDABLE FOR ALL."
Cons: "Security personnel at Msgr Oscar Romero International airport were ugly manner and very unprofessional, disgusting the way they treat people, I am Diplomatic Consul General and he didn't care and gave me more grief!!"
Pros: "The attention I received."
Cons: "The food."
Pros: "I love that it was easy to get an exit seat(I need the leg room for my knees) and that they still feed people( not once but twice)"
Cons: "Really nothing to complain about although I did have to wait a little long for my bag(we all did)."
Pros: "Friendly staff, free checked baggage, beverage service."
Pros: "The flight crew was very nice and the food was pretty good. I was surprised to get food at all considering one flight was just an hour."
Cons: "At the initiation of my trip, the flight had been over-sold. The check in agent tried to kick me from the flight even though I had bought my ticket over a month prior. She said that I had to check in online to ensure my seat, but I had never received any sort of email. Finally we called a manager over and I got my ticket. On the way back I tried to get on their site but was unable to. However, I had no issues with the return flight."
Cons: "Spirit airlines is a joke. The seats are very uncomfortable, and they do not recline. Torturous."
Cons: "Check-in line was long and late. Flight was delayed for that reason."
Pros: "Seats were better"
Cons: "Bring back the back seat bags."
Pros: "It is a discount airline - and a good performer in that mix."
Cons: "I am not a big fan of the nickle and dimeapproach."
Pros: "Efficient/ cheap"
Cons: "The route...."
Cons: "Comfortable and quick"
Cons: "Not enough leg room. Water and small snacks not complimentary"
Pros: "NOTHING! HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE. LOOK ELSEWHERE."
Cons: "waiting in the airport for 9 hours for the plane to depart. originally scheduled for a 7:15am departure and the plane departed at 4pm. there was no message prior to advise customer of a delay in flight. Poor communication at the boarding gate. When we landed in Detroit we had to sit in the plane for 20 minutes for a gate to open. Pilot said this would take 5 minutes. the whole experience with Spirit Airlines was a disaster. i plan to look elsewhere in future flights."
Pros: "Left gate early and arrived early. Excellent"
Cons: "The flight left 4 hrs late"
Pros: "The fact we didn't sit on the plane for an hour after boarding on time so they can kick people off the plane for over booking like they did on the way back."
Cons: "I got an email at 8am saying my flight could be delayed but should show up on time. My flight was at 4:55pm so great start there. So I show up an hour and a half ahead of boarding, which is on the latter side for me. Security lines weren't very long, they just took their time which wasted everyone else's. I get through that line, look at the departure board - wait IT'S ON TIME?! They start boarding soon if it's on time and it's a further gate so I run down there and guess what? Delayed an hour. Okay, that's fine. Go grab something to eat, come back, settle in for a little bit, board - on my sweet way. Go grab some food quickly, come back - another hour delay? What the heck? I must've missed an announcement. Guess I should plug in my phone for the wait, I expected to meet some friends and potential clients layer that night, communication is key. I misplaced my charger, no big deal just went and got one of those power rods (highly recommend) and come back - ANOTHER HOUR?! That's pretty insane. One of my friends flying from Dallas that departed at 7:30 could be up in the air before I am. Step aside, give him a call to update, call potential clients letting them know I will be delayed getting there. No issue. Turn around - my goodness well what do you know, another hour! At this rate I call my hotel, because I can't lose my reservation if I can't check in on time. Hotel was the waterfront crowne plaza (another highly recommended item in this review by me). I plant in my seat, set my roots, meet a few nice people. Figuring I'd kill some time by meeting some great people. Met a family from Detroit and got some awesome food recommendations. Randomly over the speaker - we have another delay - another HOUR delay. Well this is just turning into a horror story, will I ever get there? Should I request a new flight? My buddy in Dallas departed 3+ hours after I was supposed to, and was up in the air already (he landed before me too). At this rate I cancel my meeting. We board, we take off, we land. Woman sitting next to me was nice. Plane didn't crash. Just landed in Detroit about 7+ hours later than expected. All in all, don't take spirit. Looking at prices they are the cheapest, not by a huge margin though. Pay the extra 70 or so dollars to take another airline. Even if it's $150 dollars more, take the other airline. They want to charge you 65 dollars for a carry-on. Their website was created by a 12 year old. Simply getting your boarding pass includes cross and up sells that make the process 10x more frustrating, especially when you know what you're dealing with on the second flight back. (By the way spirit if you can read this I'm a consultant for advertising, digital media, and UI for e-commerce - I can help you with your terrible website and the offers that come along with it) Just take the other airline, any other. It won't save you money most likely, but it will save you a lot of headaches, time, and embarrassment."
Cons: "The fact that a carry on is $50."
Pros: "The plane didn't crash."
Cons: "The flight was delayed 2 hours for "weather" even though we were going from Las Vegas to Dallas TX and there was no weather problems preventing other airlines from departure... I had a connecting flight which my layover was originally set for Detroit but it was switched to Dallas last minute... the seats were dirty and filled with food and debris from previous passengers, I had to wipe off my seat before I sat down... I think of all the flight attendants on my first flight only one was pleasant and professional as a flight attendant is expected to be... the 2nd flight was a little smoother in the since that the flight attendants were warm and welcoming however After a long day of traveling and flight delays I wanted to rest and I immediately noticed the seats did not recline not even a little, and the tray tables were the size of an iPad mini... it was very hard to get even a little comfortable for the almost 5 hour flight.. it was very uncomfortable.... then there's the baggage fee. $57 for a carry on I would rather pay the extra $57 to fly with a better airline... and to get to the airport and be told that they only accept cards for baggage fee no cash... who doesn't accept cash?? Especially in a place like Vegas. It was unbelievable.. but they conveniently had atm like machines that can turn your cash to card for a $5 fee.... it seems like they advertise the airline to be less expensive than others but in reality they're not!! They nickel and dime you with all of these fees to the point that you eventually end up paying the same price it would cost for a better airline only difference is you pay the same price and still get crappy service... I would never Spirit again. That was my first and last time, and I definitely wouldn't recommend it to anyone else."
Cons: "On the flight back, my flight was delayed several times, creating a problem for me with someone being available to pick me up upon arrival! This was due to the timing of the incoming flight. I will never book on Spirit again. They didn't even offer any compensation for such a inconvenience."
Cons: "Didn't have anything to watch during the flight"
Pros: "Knowing it will never happen again"
Cons: "Not even free water while I was coughing."
Pros: "Not your average flight crew - personality plus!"
Cons: "Spirit seating - most uncomfortable in the industry"
Cons: "All their flights were delayed that day, so my red eye flight ended up "really" delayed. I waited 4 hours in the airport and the the flight was delayed by over 3 hours as well. Then after all of that, they offered not even water (for free) on their four hour flight. I understand delays happen - but consider offering a little something to your customers when this kind of event happens!"
Cons: "Crew was very rude to one of the passengers seated behind me."
Pros: "friendlier attitudes and efficient drink service....patient classy crew"
Cons: "confusion of seating, seizure prone person with dog in single regular seat. gate drama, farting mega woman near me (true lol)...a ploy to sell drinks?? worked lol"
Cons: "Seats were not clean from previous flight; crumbs and wrappers present"
Pros: "Fast easy boarding."
Cons: "Crew would not let us move to open seats that would give more comfort."
Pros: "Smooth flight Cheap"
Cons: "Delayed an hour Spirit had to file for clearance to depart by hand"
Cons: "No food or water. They sell everything"
Pros: "Absolutely NOTHING"
Cons: "They were deceitful about baggage allowed so I ended up paying an extra $150 t only to find out I didn't need to pay for 2 bags and could not get a refund. The counter people were worthless, rude and could care less about anything. The flight was 2+ hours late because crew members were late. I will never fly Spirit again"
Pros: "Flight finally departed 6 hours late"
Cons: "Everything,I deserve my money back."
Pros: "Flight crew was nice and the plane was clean."
Cons: "Spirit's check-in process and practice of extorting fees for every little thing proved more annoying than the responding discount. Because the ticket kiosks at the airport were broken, I almost missed my flight, and because they've economized even on seat-back pockets, I had no where to accessibly store my laptop and books. I will avoid Spirit if I can next time."
Cons: "Cancelled our flight with almost no notice, after we checked our bags and were ready to go. Made the whole flight wait in a line for up to an hour for a voucher and the next spirit flight to LGA from DTW was 24 hours later, meaning we had to cancel our whole trip as we were heading there for an event. Terrible experience, horrible customer service."
Cons: "I paid more money during check in to an upgrade seat. Once on the plane, other passengers sat WHERE EVER they wanted. The staff had problems with accountability because seat numbers and ticket assignments were completely ignored. What good is a seat assignment if staff ignores the flight manifest. In the future I will no longer fly spirit because you do not value my upgrade. I feel you have unfairly taken my upgrade money only to find out that passenger's can ignore the upgrade costs and sit anywhere in the plane."
Pros: "My flight was cancel but they put me in a good hotel in movement for tomorrow"
Cons: "My flight was not crowded at all, which is very nice as a traveler. However the crew would not let some move seats until well after take off and cruising began. We were told it was due to take off and landing. If landing was so important, why did we not have to move back to the original seats?"
Pros: "Awful. Just awful."
Pros: "The crew was phenomenal with a medical emergency that was happening on our flight. Seating get space, HORRIBLE !"
Pros: "Excellent people helped me out to get my flight"
Cons: "Baggage fees, food fees, turbulent ride, unfriendly staff at counters. Mandatory sign up online to check in and print passes. No organization when exiting plane quickly."
Pros: "My flight when I arrive at the airport was cancelled."
Cons: "I'd give it no stars if I could because the flight never left. They delayed it due to weather, then canceled due to crew time expiring. All well and good, but the next flight out they had available seats on was 4 days later, on Monday. Since I had to be in a wedding, I kind of had to fly out, so I ended up paying $900 (!!!!!) on a last minute flight on delta. I'll never try to save money up front again. Spirit assured me I'd have a refund in 5-7 business days, which was clearly useful in helping me buy my ticket to actually get to my destination."
Pros: "Low fares"
Cons: "Baggage fees too high"
Pros: "It is a simpler approach"
Cons: "Flight delays are too long"
Cons: "One customer service rep tried Diane P. Everyone else walked away and it was the worst experience I have had with any airlines. Just up and cancelled flight to leave people stranded. Give no options or hotel, dinner credits. I had to fight just to get the cancelled flight refunded. Worst airline ever!"
Cons: "Cancelled flight and offered nothing except a refund."
Cons: "very poor choices on the menu. Everything full of artificial flavors, colors, preservatives. Basically you offer junk food. Maybe spirit should consult with a dietitian for better food choices."
Cons: "Almost everything. The service was terrible and so where the people around me."
Pros: "Serves good friendly on time"
Pros: "We didn't die."
Cons: "From the comfort level to the attitude of the desk staff to the customer service when I attempted to call about my flight to the fact that Spirit's only excuse is that their flights are somehow cheaper--which, they really truly aren't--I have never had a worse flight experience in my whole life. In fact, once I discovered how terrible this airline is, I went online to discover that pretty much everyone feels the exact same way. How is this airline even in business?"
Pros: "I slept the whole time. So just being able to relax through it."
Pros: "nice flight, crew was very kind"
Cons: "This flight was nice, but the way Spirit did me for my not flight down will make me never to fly Spirit again. Very disappointed with this Airlines and the way I was treated."