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Average price round-trip

$317 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

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$147 or less

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$108 or less

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Top 5 airlines serving Florida to Des Moines

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

7.9
Delta
Overall score based on 28,802 reviews
8.1
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
8.5
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
7.5
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "As always the Delta crew was super friendly and helpful and made the trip very enjoyable."
Cons: "Everything was perfect"

Pros: "Crew was great. Planes with built in TV was even better."
Cons: "One really obnoxious kid kept screaming the entire time. Instead of charging for earbuds maybe give them out for those of us that don’t have any."

Cons: "The WiFi"

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "Everything. Flight got delayed, luggage was sent before i boarded the plane. Terrible service of Delta. Never again using Delta or going to Atlanta. Wasted two days already from my vacation..."

Cons: "The comfort of the seat, the food"

Pros: "Movies"
Cons: "Everything else"

Pros: "Quick and easy."

Pros: "On time. Seat upgraded seat to Delta Comfort plus, courteous flight crew, music before take off and landing."

Pros: "Nice ride, entertainment available and arriving a little early was a plus."

Cons: "Almost an hour late leaving the gate."

Cons: "Missed my flight do to TSA security my wife is diabetic this TSA agents/idiots looked like they newer seen insulin pump or insulin bottle and flight left 15 min early. So I'm in Tampa trying to get flight in morning to Cancun"

Pros: "Upgrade to ComfortPlus"

Pros: "No entertainment and no food other than snacks."

Pros: "Crew was friendly enough, but not overly."
Cons: "Entertainment system was (again) not fully functional. No success to "noon-movies", such as games. Plane was untidy almost from the beginning. Check-in staff was functional, but not particularly friendly."

Pros: "Flight crew was excellent"
Cons: "Didn't serve snacks with peanuts because someone one board had a peanut allergy"

Pros: "Easy boarding, helpful crew, on time, informative pilot"
Cons: "Fewer and fewer choices for beverage and snack"

Pros: "The service and snack selection is better than the other large US carriers. Delta studio is a decent replacement for the lack of PTVs on these planes."
Cons: "Delta offers a decent product on most of their fleet but the 717 or MD-88/90 can be extremely loud at the back of the plane. You better bring ear plugs or noise cancelling headphones and learn to read the flight attendants lips."

Pros: "Although the flight was delayed, when it was time to board and take off, this was extremely efficient."
Cons: "Delayed flight. However, I know this sometimes out ot the airlines control."

Pros: "I told the crew I had a short connection time at a far terminal and I was worried because my seat was in the rear of the aircraft and they were able to move me up closer to the front to ensure I got off the aircraft quickly to make my next flight. That was amazing."

Pros: "Kenyatta Cheatham, our flight attendant was absolutely delightful! She made my flight enjoyable with her beautiful smile. She clearly loves her job!"

Pros: "Great trips notifications"

Cons: "Barking dogs. 4 around us! Middle seat."

Pros: "Crew was great, helped us board fast after a delayed arrival and to avoid needing a crew change (FAA Regs)."
Cons: "Plane was a D-90? The plane was very loud with vibration noise at very high decibels during the whole flight. Because of the extended flight (3 1/2 hours in the air) due to a storm system, they should have offered more food to travelers."

Cons: "Flight was delayed ... wish I had received text notice instead of email so I could have enjoyed the extra hours of vacation instead of sitting at airport."

Pros: "Newer plane with entertainment"
Cons: "was a great flight"

Pros: "Entertainment in top notch... stewards were very pleasants"
Cons: "No complaints"

Pros: "Air crew was friendly and tried to get people settled as quick as they could to get back on time"
Cons: "plane was a bit late getting in so we left Tampa late fortunately my transfer gate was only a short walk from the arrival gate in Detroit so no issues catching my next flight."

Pros: "Not crowded. Short flight."

Pros: "Movie helped to pass the time this was the longest flight ever I was glad when it was over"
Cons: "I have nothing to complain about"

Cons: "The person sitting next to me what is not able to fit in their seat, therefore, he filled his seat and half of my seat. I don't think it's fair that I paid for a full seat and only was able to use half of my seat. I was incredibly uncomfortable the entire flight. I was pressed up against the window and against the stranger passenger that I did not know. By the end of the flight, my shirt and my pants are soaked with sweat, it was not my sweat."

Pros: "The crew was very friendly and had great humor."

Pros: "Very clean plane and comfortable. Great friendly crew and very good service."
Cons: "Wifi service was slow but acceptable. Not a big issue."

Pros: "Service"
Cons: "Comfort"

Pros: "Staff was frIendly."
Cons: "One of my bags went to Santa Fe"

Pros: "Great!"
Cons: "Great!"

Pros: "We flew a plane that had 2 row seats. I booked that for my daughter and me as well as seats ahead of an exit so we would have no one behind as. Great seats and they reclined quitea bit. We were very pleased."

Pros: "Excellent infotainment system"
Cons: "45 min queue to take-off"

Pros: "Easy boarding. Due to bad weather they kept us well informed. One hour late but not their fault."
Cons: "A little chilly in the waiting are."

Pros: "The updated food is a nice change to Delta and a positive one."
Cons: "The attitude of the flight attendants was rude and not a way to act in a customer service industry."

Pros: "Friendly crew, navigation around storm, comfortable flight"

Pros: "The flight was good, but the flight attendants were friendly and fun making it better than usual."

Pros: "Overall flight experience was excellent - no delays!"
Cons: "As always, Delta has very little room to store anything in pullback seat back of seat in front of passenger seat."

Pros: "Everyone was very polite"
Cons: "Too many seats hadn't been aside. It was an unnecessary wait in line for about 20 people to get their seat assignments."

Pros: "The pilot was funny and flight crew was friendly."
Cons: "What I didn't like was out of their control!"

Cons: "No entertainment for the whole 5 hr flight. Very bad"

Pros: "Great flight from tampa, everything was perfect"

Pros: "Everything was fine Food entertainment"
Cons: "Because the flight was delayed a whole day and night I was exhausted. I have been trying to get the $200 delayed trip rebate. I was given no instructions on how to do this finally after speaking to a travel agent I got a phone numbers I could call. Called and was told what web sight to go to. Filled in still waiting for a reply a day later. Not happy. I dout that this write up will get any response. The"

Pros: "Stewardess was great"
Cons: "No recline, no window, no hope. Yet there were other empty better seats!"

Pros: "Flight time was short. boarding was organized."
Cons: "No refreshments. (Turbulent weather) makes sense, it felt like there were Windows where they could have offered some water."

Pros: "The flight crew were very friendlly and accommodating. The landing in Paris was the smoothest I've ever had."
Cons: "The guy sitting next to us. He was very messy with his own airport-bought food all over the floor. And very restless and up and down the entire flight."

Pros: "Nice Crew. Very accommodating."
Cons: "The input for the headphones were not working properly at my seat location on the flight. Seat #10c on a A321 Airbus from Miami to L.A."

Pros: "The crew and the duration of the flight"
Cons: "The comfort and the food"

Pros: "Friend service"
Cons: "Food, seat comfort."

Cons: "We made reservations on Premium economy which was overbooked so we did not get a seat assignment until reaching the gate. However they upgraded us to business class so we were delighted."

Pros: "The crew was wonderful and very caring, he made a difference in the overall flight. He was super friendly and ensured that I needed everything that I wanted and more."
Cons: "Probably adding personal entertainment on each seat would be great."

Cons: "Crampt space, cold cabin"

Cons: "Pd for seat upgrade so I could have leg room as I injured piriformis. Gate agent wanted to seat 2 people together so took away my chosen seat. I explained but she lied and said person was in wheelchair. Got on board and took photos of young woman seated - not in wheelchair and was up walking. Agent lied and was nasty. Ruined entire trip as I was not able to move much or stretch my injured leg. Am still in pain as I type this review. Complained to AA. Agent was so nasty! Should not be allowed to work with passengers. Fire her!"

Cons: "Delayed due to malfunctioning plane"

Pros: "The kind staff made the flight more bearable."
Cons: "No personal TV screens to watch movies, which would have been more acceptable if there were plugins at each seat to plug in personal phones/ipads/etc to help maintain battery. BUT THERE WEREN'T. Everyone's phones/ipads died a few hours into the flight and therefore had to stare at the wall for HOURS. I even brought my laptop to get some work done, but without a plugin to keep it charged, it died. In this day and age, for an overseas flight that is 10 hours long, to be this old old without updated features and without plugins, this is unacceptable. Flat out ridiculous. This plane was SO OLD and dingy. Just awful."

Pros: "All the trip , not my food selection"
Cons: "6L to close to the galley"

Pros: "Confort and good treatment."
Cons: "I didn’t have the opportunity to chiíes seats."

Pros: "Upgrade to economy premium was well worth the extra fee."
Cons: "Coffee could have been better."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "It was horrible. Almost 3 hours delayed"

Pros: "The flight was good. Takeoff and landing were great. Service in flight great."
Cons: "The online safety show didn’t work. They started it several times, then did it in Edson. The overhead reading lights flashed on and off periodically making me a bit concerned about the electricals. Our main piece of luggage was sent on a different flight. It took us over an hour to locate that had happened. We waited at the distribution point. We got one Piecebut not the other. After all we’re taken from the belt we went in search and found it."

Pros: "Our trip home was pleasant. Staff was very nice. No problems boarding. Overall enjoyed the flight."
Cons: "Can't say there was anything that i didn't like."

Cons: "It wasn't a FinnAir flight! After looking everywhere and nobody could find records. It finally came up on American Airlines. Bad communication!"

Cons: "They were late because of bad scheduling and the gate agent was rude"

Pros: "Pilots were excellent and flight crew was good."
Cons: "I signed up for a British Airways flight and American Airlines flew the route."

Pros: "Food and a/c"
Cons: "Two hours delay."

Pros: "Nice aircraft,"
Cons: "let down by unattentive staff and felt more like a budget airline with the fact that you have to pay for meals"

Pros: "The fact that there were recently released movies in the system."
Cons: "4 1/2 hr delay in out trip. Losing our connection and rude crew."

Pros: "I didn't make the flight due to a delay/cancellation."
Cons: "I missed this flight."

Pros: "777-300 - Good room in main cabin extra. Good entertainment choices. On time departure."
Cons: "Breakfast is terrible - too much sugar!"

Pros: "GREAT CREW! PILOT MADE UP TIME IN THE AIR DUE TO YHE DELAYED FLIGHT OUT OF MIAMI"
Cons: "THE FLIGHT WAS DELAYED DUE TO BAD WEATHER IN MIAMI."

Pros: "Safe, efficient and pleasant flight. I would fly American again. I appreciate getting a soda and snack included."
Cons: "No movie. I got "spoiled" on flight from Seattle to Phoenix with a movie perk. Was looking forward to another on the 2nd leg of our trip. I thought maybe it was an "American" thing. ... but apparently just got lucky on first leg."

Pros: "Crew was excellent."
Cons: "The connection in Chicago was 3 HOURS late with several gate changes. People on the desk were rude and never explained what was wrong. They didn't even announce the gate. change. I got it from Kayak."

Pros: "It was an ok airplane, entertainment system worked"
Cons: "The flight was delayed 2.15 hours and didn't even offered water or anything, after a while they said if we wanted we could go out of the plane... really bad!"

Pros: "Very nice staff"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Pretty much everything"

Pros: "Good meals"
Cons: "Could not get seats together with my husband"

Pros: "The crew for the most part were friendly. Boarding was easy enough"
Cons: "The one thing that stood out was that the flight attendants weren't offering water outside of the regular beverage service. I've never been on an international flight where there wasn't almost a constant flow of water. I was so parched after 8 hours. It seemed unusual. Also the seats are so small. I'm only 130 and 5'7" and it was a tough ride"

Pros: "Staff was professional. Beverages were plentiful. The quality of the wine was actually quite good."
Cons: "Not enough toilets for the number of passengers."

Pros: "Absolutely nothing. I was upgraded from business and would have been better in business."
Cons: "The seats were horrible. The tv screen was so old and small I could barely see anything, and the sound kept cutting out. The food was the same quality as business class with less choices and no menus. The staff kept forgetting to clear the table or refill my wine glass. I never had to use the call button on a flight before, but on this trip I was constantly hitting call or flagging people down. If I had actually paid for 1st class I would have been livid."

Cons: "It didn't happen"

Cons: "Didn't happen"

Pros: "Excellent entertainment options"

Pros: "Everything. I had no problems at all when coming to Barcelona last week!!"

Pros: "I like AA because they are honest and kind. I received good value for my money."

Cons: "Liked it all."

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "All. The worst airline in the world"

Pros: "Price, boarding process and seats were good"
Cons: "Crew was border line rude, and for sure neither attentive nor pleasant, food was really really bad."

Cons: "When we arrived at AirPort El Dorado, we discovered that our flight was cancelled/has been changed without warning us! They scheduled us a new flight with Vianca and Iberia: Bogotá-Madrid + Madrid-Brussels. My partner and I could not sit together on any of these flights! 1 of 10 hours and of 2 hours! I would NOT recommend AA to anyone! This was full responsability of AA!"

Pros: "Getting off of that plane."
Cons: "I understand delays happen and are sometimes out of your control. However, customer service is something that you can, should, and must control. I witnessed a lack of self control of the American employees (including a Supervisor) and every point of my trip w/your customers. I was embarrassed for the American executive team."

Cons: "the flight did not have charging areas on the plane for phones for the regular seating. also, the seating was much tighter and our arm rest was not functioning. On all the planes going to our destination the accommodations were much different."

Pros: "Very professional and friendly."
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Volare con American"
Cons: "No snacks offered! No alcohol drinks offered!"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "That it got cancelled"

Cons: "The delay, the landing and that you don't have at least one free documented baggage, that feels like a scam."

Pros: "Crew was friendly but did not enforce wearing of masks and deplaning was chaotic to say the least with everyone pushing to get off the plane"
Cons: "Enforce the airline’s own policy of wearing masks. About 1/4 of the passengers of the waiting to get on the plane at PIE did not wear a mask in the terminal, even though it is the policy of the airport. Chaotic deplaning in BNA with all passengers rushing to the front of the plane trying to get off. Rock hard very narrow seats."

Pros: "Price"
Cons: "Communication is always my #1 complaint with Allegiant. They delay flights regularly but there’s never any additional information...they just send you a text or email saying your flight is delayed, never tell you why, but they want you at the gate at the regular time...so you sit there for hours with No further communication and the gate agents never come to the gate to let you know what’s going on or what to expect because corporate has gotten stingy with regard to compensating folks even when THEY are to blame for the delay. Two trips in a row, two weeks apart, they’ve done the same thing to us. I appreciate the low fares, but I’ve just about decided I’d rather pay more for good customer service because theirs just sucks."

Pros: "Great crew."
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Covid travel. Had us board an hour before take off and the back half of the plane was 100% full. Every seat including middle seats. 15 min before take off they allowed passengers to take empty seats and spread out."

Cons: "It's a low cost, no frills flight option. But we left and landed on-time and that's what I wanted."

Cons: "They should have let us know we would be diverted to Des Moines, and 2 hours Late to BMI before we got to the airport"

Cons: "The seats were the most uncomfortable seats I've ever dealt with on a flight."

Pros: "Boarding was quick and efficient. The aisle was nice and wide which makes walking to seats easier"
Cons: "Not the most comfortable seats"

Pros: "We had a really nice crew."

Pros: "Good pilots"

Pros: "Arrived safely"
Cons: "Almost two hours late."

Pros: "Crew was friendly, boarding process was easy, and the aisles are spacious"
Cons: "The seats do not recline and are not comfortable. Drinks and snacks are not complimentary."

Cons: "After 2 hour delay we had to beg for a water and the stewardess brought a tiny cup. Made for a very long night."

Pros: "Comfort nice cool cabin on boarding"
Cons: "No complaints with airline but flight was a little ruff on approach made me a little nauseous."

Pros: "Crew there and back. Professional and fun"
Cons: "When boarding in Asheville. Flight crew had no control. Everyone bumrushed counter. No control of boarding. Adults boarding before parents with children. People boarding priority when they are not."

Pros: "The crew was good , plane was delayed and late for departure. Second flight was delayed by 2 1/2 hours , I just can’t catch a break !!"
Cons: "I could not log onto the website and check my carryon bag , cost me $50 at check in. It would not recognize my number for the first flight. I’m a known traveler on Frontier so I did log in with them ."

Pros: "They let us board early with two young kids"
Cons: "Everything is a la carte from food and drink to baggage"

Pros: "When you land at Concord you are right near the parking lot!!!"

Pros: "The crew was great. We left on time and arrived on time."
Cons: "I wish water was free. That is the only thing I don't like. I understand it's a cheap airline so everything cost extra, which is fine. But come on, water should be free."

Cons: "Check in."

Cons: "PIE airport does not have a lane for TSA pre-check so be prepared to wait in the long security lines with everyone else."

Pros: "Timely"
Cons: "Signs at the airport and terminal info"

Pros: "For exception of price there is nothing I liked about"
Cons: "Uncooperative ground crew App doesn't work if you are not from the US"

Cons: "The flight was delayed all day!!!"

Pros: "Quick non stop."

Cons: "The ground crew got something stuck in the snow and we can't get off the plane because of that."

Cons: "baggage staff was super rude. She told me I am the last passenger on the plane which wasn't true. She made me pay $50 because of little overweight. I could easily redistribute the weight among my bags if she gave me little chance. I was a single mom with two kids (3 months and 3 years old) had to pay a fine which I can't afford. Thanks for giving me the chance to express my feelings."

Pros: "friendly staff and clean enviornment. no nonsense flight."
Cons: "nothing to say except that seats could be a little more comfortable."

Pros: "The flight itself was great. The Flight Attendants were pleasant and the ride was smooth."
Cons: "I didn't take too kindly to the Service Agents on the ground. The Service Agent in San Antonio wasn't very accommodating or supportive to my needs. I had a problem that needed resolved and instead of diligently helping me, she would turn to another customer, totally ignore my concerns and speak Spanish with this other woman. When I was at the counter first, not the other woman. The Service Agent in Orland on my way back was rude as well. She gave my Mom and I attitude about my luggage being overweight. Told us to pay the $50 or figure it out. We had expressed already paying the $18 to check the luggage to begin with and wanted to see if that amount could be included in the $50. The Service Agent scoffed at us and turned up her nose. Great air service, horrible ground service."

Pros: "Well-priced. Good seat spacing and aisle size, good atmosphere. Easy to find overhead storage and boarding is quite fast and well organised."
Cons: "No complementary drinks, no TV to watch. Which is fine since those aren't necessary, but it's good to know if that's something you're willing to pay extra for."

Pros: "Food"
Cons: "Not enough options and what was available was pricey."

Cons: "Bad service. Long waits. No directions at airport from the airline and counter service slow"

Cons: "2 hour delay, plus a filthy plane with bloody toilet seat, completely bathroom fail."

Pros: "Best flight for its Price. It was on time."

Cons: "Four hour delay and charging for on flight drinks including water"

Pros: "The fare"
Cons: "Seats don't recline. There's NOTHING complimentary not even water"

Cons: "Two out of three bathrooms out of order"

Cons: "Even snacks and water are only available for a fee. Seats do not have much padding and are not comfortable."

Pros: "Arrived an hour before flight. Check in took 25 min and tsa 30 minutes. Tried to go through expedite line but agent refused to let me even though flight was leaving in 30 minutes. I have received better treatment in new York airports than here in Myrtle Beach. Who would have thought. There were 3 others that missed the flight. Why would they not just let's be expedited?"
Cons: "See above"

Pros: "At least I arrived to Oakland eventually. A one hour flight turned into a 7 hour wait and flight"
Cons: "7 hours from Vegas to Oakland. I could have driven. I deserve a reufind voucher"

Pros: "It was so fun to have a flight attendant that had a great sense of humor. She kept us in stitches throughout the flight."

Pros: "Setas were good. Good price and good boarding system"
Cons: "Aircraft cabin was a bit dirty"

Pros: "On time. Courteous stsgg. Great price."
Cons: "All was great"

Cons: "Delayed the flight for 7 and a half hours. They then tried to not refund my money"

Pros: "Airline was great. Told us right away they were only going to do one drink service so we could order two. Left on time and had no issues. Would definitely fly with them again. Even though you have to pay to check a bag, it's still a better deal than any other airline out there. People need to stop complaining about the extra fees, do you want cheap or not."
Cons: "Nothing. Was exactly what I expected for a $35.00 flight."

Pros: "Very affordable."
Cons: "Seats are too close"

Pros: "Fast seating with veteran's seated first."
Cons: "Small seats that don't recline."

Pros: "It was fairly clean and the flight wasn't crowded."
Cons: "Flight boarded late, $2 charge for water (and it's not even good water), and no free carry on."

Pros: "Crew was friendly and did their best under difficult circumstances."
Cons: "Takeoff was delayed by 2 hours. When we arrived in Rapid City, we were stuck in the taxiway for more than half an hour before we could get to our gate."

Pros: "Delayed. Boarded. Unboarded. Left sitting when announced 'low fuel'. Claims of weather. Pulled up radar, zero weather to be found!"

Pros: "economy plus legroom."
Cons: "actual reclining seats, edible food, broader movie selection and newer films.,"

Pros: "Food and entertainment"
Cons: "Flight was delayed due to weather"

Pros: "Nice Flight Actual flight was smooth for the most part. We saved time and arrived at Narita 45 minutes early."
Cons: "The food was awfull!! To put it mildly, every meal was simply low standards and tasteless."

Pros: "Vagi food stinks HeadPhone plug good for 1 ear Seats are too crowded"

Cons: "I had ear ache probably caused by the pressure"

Pros: "The soda"
Cons: "Crazy lady sat next to me complaining about noise"

Cons: "Late night flight to begin with then mechanical issues so more delay which made it later. Chicago ground folks were very good at keeping us informed on the status."

Pros: "On time"

Pros: "Mechanical, then radio, then pilot issues, then crew, then rescheduling and canceling flights."
Cons: "Pretty much nothing great about this airlines besides the fact that it makes other airlines look good in comparison to itself. I now fully appreciate Asian and middle eastern airlines which not only provide good service but actually do the one thing you pay for, get you to your arrival spot. I'd rather eat a box of tacks than fly with United again."

Pros: "Everything about the flight and process was very efficient and very comfortable. The flight attendants and crew are always so friendly on United flights! My favorite airline!"

Cons: "It nwas a very good trip excelent Paula Montero"

Cons: "Same as above."

Pros: "The crew was too nice and it was really comfortable trip"

Cons: "Poor leg room and elbow room. No drink service just water, unless you were in First Class. I thought I was flying United? Unfortunately the voice of the flight attendant blared through the speakers and she said that there was nothing she could do."

Pros: "It landed in Des Moines 30 minutes early."

Pros: "Flight, when it the air, was fine. But..."
Cons: "We arrived from Tampa about 8:00am to discover shortly later that flight 558 would be delayed to 9:30am. Then at 9:30 it was announced the plane is to be delayed to 10:30. Shortly after that announcement it was announced a gate change and further delay to 11:30. Then another delay to 12:20. finally departed."

Pros: "I liked that everything was on time and there was no hold ups"
Cons: "Food ...... Did not purchase so can't say anything about it but no one minded if we brought our own. No problems"

Pros: "On time"

Pros: "I have metal leg braces. The staff was helpful getting me from terminal to terminal. They were very helpful."
Cons: "Having a leg brace makes difficult I am blessed I can move a little without them. I had to move a short distance without my brace. No place to put it back on."

Pros: "Service"
Cons: "Seats are too narrow in economy. Check in staff were very slow and at the gate same process repeated. Very relaxed staff :-)"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Cons: "Forced to check carry on when they had plenty of overhead space on board"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Turbulence"

Cons: "Weelchair service is bad"

Pros: "The flight attendant gave me the whole can of bloody mary mix tomato juice. The captain got a wheelchair to come for me. Flight price was good! Skycaps were great!!"
Cons: "I am disabled so its hard enough dealing with small bathrooms, but to then find FILTHY TOILETS! Both toilets/bathrooms in economy were disgusting! There was pee or poop or menstrual blood on one of the toilet seats and just pee all over the other seat. I went into one toilet and came back out to go to the other one. I told the flight attendant and he just shrugged his shoulders and went back to eating his bagel. I had to clean off the seat! Peanut mix is not enough each passenger should get 2 packages. The flight attendants were not careful when steering that drink server thing and hit several people with it moving down the aisle. My wheelchair was not there when we landed and i had to wait for it. The seats in the back of the plane seem like the cushion is high in the back so you feel like you're almost standing! Not enough room between video screen and my face. Shouldnt have to pay for entertainment."

Pros: "I liked the selection of food and drink items"
Cons: "I had seat 22f I think the next time I fly, since I haven't for awhile I will upgrade to something with more leg room because I am 6' tall and had a large person sitting next to me so I was a little bit cramped for space"

Pros: "I like that they had the zones set up so there was not a huge mob all waiting and having to fight through everyone. I liked that the flight had tv monitors and was able to have some entertainment for the 2hr + flight. The crew was helpful and polite."
Cons: "I didn't like that the price for the entertainment was $7.99 it would be nice if it was free or a little cheaper."

Cons: "Getting home late after an already long travel day."

Pros: "I liked Salt like city, Provi, Sundance, Park city"
Cons: "but the united service is terrible, they cancelled my first flight an nobody offer a solution, i only can get ther because I called to the United call center on time... They move me to Delta, so much better"

Pros: "I flew from OKC to Houston and then home to DSM. The price was terrific for a one way flight. I bought at 2:30 am for $130. I checked later the next morning and the price was $455! United Airlines is a great airline. There was a wonderful agent who helped me at the kiosk for check-in. Very friendly. The flight attendant on this flight was very personable."

Pros: "Customer service was amazing, I really enjoyed my journey traveling with United."

Pros: "The price"
Cons: "I was unable to board because I didn't see the boarding time. This should be available even if it is just an estimated time. This way if I am running late I know what time I have to be there."

Pros: "Very kind employees, was able to get last minute tickets at a reasonable price, entertainment on the first flight"

Pros: "Smooth, fast, nice crew."

Pros: "The wifi, TV, timeliness of flights, staff."
Cons: "Seat size. Snacks both ways! I need like s snack option "peanuts or granola""

Pros: "Flight crew was good"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "the fight left on time and had no issues."
Cons: "The size of the seats. The space between the seats. Would it kill United airlines to give up one row of seats and give people a little more leg room."

Pros: "New plane. Flight attendants were super friendly."
Cons: "No complaints"

Pros: "Something to entertainment"
Cons: "Dont have music or screen tv"

Cons: "For starters...um ranch pretzel snacks? Weirdest snack ever and so tiny it was ridiculous. It took about an hour after take off to get the snack, and almost another full hour to get the drink. Too slow!! The seats are very cramped compared to jet blue. I paid a lot of money for direct TV thinking I could start a movie from the start. You can't, and there wasn't a thing on TV that I wanted to watch. On other flights for the same amount of money you can buy a premium current movie. Or you can fly JetBlue and get the TV free. One of the flight attendants, bless him, was mentally challenged, and I mean literally. He was sweet and it's nice he has a job, but he didn't know what I was talking about when I asked him if I was on a flight that had an onboard library of movies once you connected to the airplane wifi. It was frustrating trying to talk to him. I had onboard a purse to stow under my seat, and another purse, that was brand new that I needed to stow overhead. I asked another flight attendant to help me stow it overhead where it wouldn't get crushed. She showed me a spot where it was pretty much getting crushed. Since it was new, it would have been really nice if she put it in the nice closet that is usually up front on planes. I've been flying my whole life and once or twice I've been accommodated with the nice closet. That's all folks!"

Cons: "Last row and packed. United not willing to allow you to upgrade while in the plane, and their mobile app does not offer it either. Not to mention the other crew member dead heading and being less than helpful. Customer Service is not their thing."

Pros: "Visiting the country for a two hour flight you could have offered free wifi"

Pros: "Getting back on board and continue will my flight."
Cons: "Waiting hours to reboard."

Pros: "Friendly service from flight crew."
Cons: "Didn't like being seated away from my cousin, or the excessive delays during my layover. I definitely didn't like the cleanliness of the planes or the airport facilities. Alot of things were lacking in comparison to my to Miami."

Pros: "The new inflight entertainment worked great. Lots of great options"
Cons: "Paid extra for exit row seats. The plane was late so i miised the flight. Didnt gwt an exit row or a redund"

Pros: "Delay after delay. Had four separate ones in two legs, caused missed flights with no compensation. And none were weather related, all united scheduling and mechanical problems."

Pros: "Preposterous. Gate changes. Delays. Lies"

Pros: "Space for knees seemed to be more than usual. Attendants were friendly and responsive."
Cons: "Crying kids. Free entertainment was limited."

Cons: "My entire trip was great thank you for your service"

Pros: "It was best crew very nice fly."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Original price but they get you with add ins"
Cons: "Price flights inclusive and quit playing games with people"

Cons: "Waited too long for bags at baggage claim."

Pros: "3 hours delay"
Cons: "No referment"

Pros: "Second flight in a row that had been delayed"
Cons: "Flight was uncomfortable"

Pros: "Arrived early"

Pros: "The direct flight ."
Cons: "Waiting in the same line for bag drop off with people that did not use the Kiosk. The restrictions on times to check in and when the last bags could be dropped off. I prefer to arrive early and go through the process before most people arrive. There should be a bag drop off line separate from the general line. The trays on the plane were too small for me to work. The space between the rows was too restricted to open my lap top."

Pros: "Everything ran smooth and the crew was very nice"
Cons: "I didn’t like all food and drink was for purchase"

Pros: "We were able to board the plane."
Cons: "Seats were spartan at best, hard plastic with covers but no comfort and no recline. 5 long hours of back and leg discomfort. Paid for hot tea and coffee. Paid $135 to check 3 bags. Sat at gate for 2 hours."

Pros: "Once we started boarding and were on the plane all personnel were very accommodating and got us to our destination quickly."
Cons: "The amount of delays. The departure and arrival times was a major reason I flew with Frontier to begin with, so without that I have little incentive to fly with Frontier in the future. At the check-in counter it seemed unorganized. The automated check-in machines were not working properly and customers were not helped in an orderly line when I had to check-in at the counter."

Pros: "New plane"
Cons: "Having to pay to pick my seat and limited leg room. Also charging for a carry on for the sole purpose of seeming comparable in price to airlines that don't charge for that is rediculous."

Pros: "Crew"
Cons: "The flight was delayed 2 hours, which I didn't get the text message until after I had dropped the rental car and was waiting in line to check my luggage. so many hidden fees.... would have been cheaper to go with delta."

Pros: "Luckily made it home!"
Cons: "2 flights were cancelled & The customer service was horriible and My wife and I didn't receive the 200$ voucher for next flight we were promised, just all around pissed"

Pros: "The app worked great. The crew was good and even the cheapest seats were pretty comfortable."
Cons: "Not getting a complimentary snack or beverage."

Pros: "For a budget airline, the seats were more spacious and much cleaner than the budget competition. On board plane crew was fantastic."
Cons: "Plane was delayed and little to no information was given at the gate that there was a delay, nor an expected time of departure. Only info was in the form of an email, which was sent after the plane left. Ridiculous!"

Cons: "We sat on the tarmac in DSM for an hour!!!"

Pros: "Comfort.. I purchased coach. Not first class. Food.. Did tried the food at all Entertainment.. My Ipad"
Cons: "I did not disliked nothing at all"

Cons: "First I bought a ticket from Spirit Airlines SFO to MCO for 309$, then I saw charges from frontier Airline, frontier airlines bought a ticket for me too for 287$, when I was just watching checking the price. Then I compared the tickets, both the time, but from Frontier Airlines was cheaper then I stayed with frontier and cancel the other reservation from Spirit Airlines the next day I see frontier airlines also cancelled that reservation and I had to rebook another ticket for 496$, the price went up, then I had to pay 187$ extra, IT WAS A FRAUD JOB FROM FRONTIER AIRLINES, I can prove everything above with the receipts and the dates on it, the worse experience I had"

Pros: "Flight was on time. All but one crew member were pleasant and professional. Low cost initial fare, but..."
Cons: "Relatively short flight made absence of beverage and food/snack sufferable (without paying high end bar prices for for snack or drink). Paid for reasonable leg room, carry-ons and a checked bag. So, after all those fees, flight cost was average."

Pros: "Crew was pleasant enough."
Cons: "Both of my flights were delayed. We had to get off the plane on both ends before we were allowed to reboard. I missed a long awaited dinner reservation with my husband at one end and was several hours late arriving at my final destination. Mechanical issues on both planes doesn't inspire a lot of confidence. My family and I will not fly Frontier again."

Pros: "The crew was pleasant overall and my inflight experience was fine."
Cons: "The check-in process was terrible. I had checked in and had the tickets available on my phone but just needed to drop off a checked bag -- and it took over an hour and a half to do so! I was only able to drop off the bag when "last call" for my flight was announced. I arrived at 6:15am for an 8:35am flight and made it to the gate just in time for boarding. Unacceptable."

Pros: "Crew and staff very nice."
Cons: "Took sooooo long to get our bags after the flight! Over 30 mins."

Pros: "direct flight"
Cons: "All the EXTRA fees. Will likely fly other airlines moving forward. SUPER NARROW SEATS! No wifi."

Cons: "Everything is an upcharge - carryon, a seat that reclines, etc."

Pros: "I loved all the room I had, and how polite and expedient the crew were. There was no wasted time."
Cons: "I was sat next to a newborn baby -- and I paid extra for that seat. Felt like that wasn't worth it."

Pros: "It was cheap if you don't check any bags or bring an extra carry on."
Cons: "The check in process was brutal. Line went from the back wall of check in all the way to the opening near security at MCO. Understaffed, staffed in the wrong places, NO staff helping with kiosks, and we almost missed out flight because it took so long."

Cons: "They allowed us to checkin and get to the boarding zone just to tell us the flight was canceled."

Cons: "Hidden Fees, thankfully we could afford the extra $20/seat. On the first leg of the flight it was 100 degrees in the cabin, and there were NO beverages available at all. We were told there would be a 5 minute wait on the tarmac before unloading...we've been here for 45 minutes with no end in sight."

Pros: "The crew did a wonderful job accommodating me with my special needs. The personnel at the airport made me feel very comfortable,"
Cons: "I know there is nothing to be done about it, but the seats on the plane were cramped, and the I swear, the pilots found every bit of rough weather to fly thru. Sometimes I felt like a pinball being bounced around."

Pros: "I loved how welcoming crew members were and how attentive they were. I also liked that when checking in the bag crew was very nice and tried to help and resolve any issues there were. They were professional and helpful. The trip was smooth and according to time."
Cons: "There was really nothing to complain about. Seat were a little uncomfortable, but when speaking to regular flyers they mentioned how flying is not very comfortable in any airline."

Cons: "Seats dont move...why do first 3 rows have seats that recline?"

Cons: "The seats are very uncomfortable. To many little charges; i.e. Snack drinks, baggage going and coming, seat selection. I would consider taking another airline and paying a higher price. Faulty/broken arm rest. Flight attendants slightly rude/short with passengers. Initially, the flight was cheaper but ended up being the same cost as every other airline once all the additional charges were added. What I thought was a positive for this airline quickly became a negative outcome."

Pros: "Crew was very friendly ! The ticket agent working the checkin before security was very unfriendly didn't really even speak, everyone else made up for tha"

Cons: "The disorganization checking one check bag. I arrived in plenty of time. Very long line to check the bag (no skycab available). Majority of people in line arrived with only a short time before their flight and had to be rushed ahead of me to get to their flight on time. I finally arrived to the front of the line after about 45 minutes and 50% of the people behind me were on flights leaving in 30 minutes or less and had to go ahead of my husband and I. They obviously did not arrive with the advised amount of time allowance. It wasn't my fault I arrived with plenty of time and I had to deal with the verbal abuse from people having to go ahead. Maybe if they missed their flight, next time they would arrive earlier with enough time. It sure wasn't a very pleasant experience at all."

Cons: "Plane was uncomfortable and they charge you for everything. Carry on bag, they charge you, bottle of water they charge you $2.95 Will never fly with them again. They are just as bad as Spirit."

Pros: "Flight was reasonably priced. Flight options were great"
Cons: "Rates are misleading. Once you add in the higher baggage fee, the seat fees (no free seats), the flight is priced the same if not higher than other airlines but the real difference is in all of this is customer service. The lead flight attendant on the my flight was extremely rude and unresponsive. My mother had a wheelchair assist her to the gate for our departing flight in Orlando. This was arranged by the ticket counter. Apparently, Frontier screwed up and did not arrange for a wheelchair to meet us at the gate in Charlotte. When we mentioned this to the lead flight attendant, he said we would need to go and find one ourselves. I asked if he could call the gate and asked them to bring one so I wouldn't have to leave my elderly mother, he said, "no". I asked again and explained that I didn't want to leave my mother. This time he rolled his eyes at me and said, it wasn't his problem. Really? This is precisely the reason I will not take Frontier again. Please look into training your people better or your hiring process. Cheap flight do not address this issue."

Pros: "Staff was friendly."
Cons: "Felt secure."

Pros: "Lots of leg room"
Cons: "Seats could be more comfortable"

Pros: "Price is able to reach"
Cons: "No water to customer drink"

Cons: "Departure delay was too long on board"

Pros: "Cheap"
Cons: "Fees for everything! Checked bags, in flight snacks/drinks, everything! Flight was delayed due to airline error, but staff did nothing to demonstrate they were sorry for the delay. Pilot apologized, but there was no other effort to remedy the situation."

Pros: "same as above"

Pros: "for the price you get what you pay for they did a great job"
Cons: "The new seats are kind of hard I get that they're supposed to save wait and they don't recline in the weird tray but not a big deal to me"

Pros: "The employees were nice."
Cons: "The line at the airport to drop off my luggage (which was prepaid) was crazy long as most people had not prepaid and some were trying to pay with cash (which Frontier does not accept). Even tho I had my boarding pass printed and luggage paid for I waited almost an hour in this line - and I arrived 2 hours 1/2 early. After arriving in Cincinnati the luggage took at least 40 minutes to arrive at the pick up point. On my outward bound trip to Orlando the luggage took over an hour to arrive at the luggage carousel. It seems that Frontier does not have a good rapport with the baggage handlers at the airports."

Pros: "I can tell you what I didn't like. My seat and bags cost more than the flight itself. So no I did not have a good experience and I will never fly Spirit again"

Pros: "The flight was on time and we arrived earlier than anticipated."
Cons: "Seats don't recline on frontier plane."

Cons: "Traveling with a child is trying enough, not to mention a delayed flight too Denver and then on the way back. Poor communication from staff letting the restless passengers know what was going on .... flight attendants were not friendly, didn't even acknowledge our child. The seat back trays were awful and poorly designed."

Pros: "good communication on the gate change and accurate delay information."
Cons: "did not communicate why the flight was delayed"

Cons: "I hjave never flown on an airline thaty charges you for drinks and snacks"

Pros: "Never flew with any other airlines aside from United until I flew for the first time with Frontier. I have to say, I had a pretty good experience. I didn't expect the best accomidations compared with a major airline. But for a budget airline, I'm actually surprised and happy that there was a straight flight from MCO to STL. I couldn't find other airlines with a straight flight. I also loved how helpful the ticketing personel and boarding employee helped me out and answered some of my concerns. They were super polite and quick to help. They also had a very relaxed/laid back attitude I liked."
Cons: "I understand it's a budget airlines, but I didn't like the fact that you aren't allowed a carry-on item unless you purchase one. Most other airlines would allow one free carry-on and one free personal item. Due to this, I didn't get to pack as much as I needed for my trip. And also, it was not informed that guest had to pay for a carry-on. I was lucky enough to call the hq a day before my flight. It just so happened to be one of my concerning questions. The flight attendants were overall okay, but there were some instances that I felt they were incompetent but also not as thorough. I had trash to throw away and they passed me 3 times before I was able to throw it away. Plus I turned on my assistance light so they would come pick it up, but it took them a good 15/20 minutes to finally check in me and by that time my trash was already picked up. The seats and trays aren't as comfortable as I hoped. And I get it's a budget airlines, but that's also the reason why my flight was less comfortable or entertaining."

Pros: "The flight crew was friendly."
Cons: "No snacks. Having to pay for a beverage. And there were no in-flight entertainment options and no magazines in the seat back pocket."

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