JetBlue and Spirit Airlines have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Fort Lauderdale to Guayaquil. Confirm policies on booking site.
Most visitors from Fort Lauderdale need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Guayaquil. Most travelers can enter Ecuador, but there are restrictions. Travelers must pass through temperature screening and a health evaluation on arrival at the airport.
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Visitors from Fort Lauderdale are not required to quarantine after entering Guayaquil.
Visitors from Fort Lauderdale must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Guayaquil.
Current regulations for vaccinated travelers to Guayaquil: most visitors from Fort Lauderdale may enter Guayaquil but may still need to provide proof of negative COVID test.
Health Declaration Form
Travelers are required to complete a health declaration form before departure to Ecuador. The form will also be provided by the airline.
Masks: Required in public spaces.
A direct flight to Guayaquil will take on average 4h 18m to travel the 1951 miles flying distance from Fort Lauderdale.
There are usually 4 direct flights each day leaving Fort Lauderdale in the direction of Guayaquil, for a total of 33 flights weekly.
In the last 72 hours, the cheapest one-way ticket from Fort Lauderdale to Guayaquil found on KAYAK was with Spirit Airlines for $52. Spirit Airlines proposed a round-trip connection from $142 and Copa Airlines from $151.
A passport is required to fly from Fort Lauderdale to Guayaquil.
When flying from Fort Lauderdale to Guayaquil, you should consider leaving on a Monday and avoid Wednesdays if you are looking for the best rates. For your return to Fort Lauderdale, you’ll find the best rates on Thursdays and the most expensive ones on Mondays.
On your way to Guayaquil, you’ll fly out from Fort Lauderdale. You’ll be landing at Guayaquil Jose Joaquin de Olmedo.
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Cons: Missed this flight by a few minutes because the previous JetBlue flight was delayed by about 30 or 40 minutes. It would have been better if the connecting flight could have waited a few minutes, then about 8 or 10 of us wouldn’t have had to have been rerouted and spend nights at the airport.
Cons: Ground crew were antagonistic and need sensitivity training. After the year we’ve been through they need to “ just be kind”. They were unpleasant and onboard crew not much better and demanding with passengers when people tried to stow their luggage. As a teacher of young students we’ve all focused on empathy and Jet Blue could do the same with their passengers.
Cons: The flights keep delaying every connection
Pros: Crew was courteous and flight crew was excellent.
Cons: The seat it’s narrow comfortably , not too bad!
Cons: Excellent trip
Pros: Easy check in, fast security check, new plane, on time.
Cons: Getting people organized to board. A bit crazy at the gate.
Pros: Everything JetBlue has to offer.
Cons: Offer water between snack time would be great.
Pros: Amazing crew and pilot flew us around all bumps — was a very smooth flight.
Cons: All was amazing
Pros: Comfortable as possible seats
Cons: More social distancing
Pros: Great. On time. Great service room and prices
Cons: More selection of drinks and working WiFi
Cons: Wish whatsapp calls worked
Cons: Keep middle seats empty.
Cons: Didn’t board back to front, I know the flights are packed, but it’s still faster and safer. Flight was delayed because of a bag count? How long can it take to empty it and re-pack it?
Pros: The best airline ever !
Cons: The TVs and WiFi weren’t working. That’s why i fly Jet Blue. Also the flight was very crowded.
Pros: End stupid JamCOVID19 requirement
Cons: There was no social distancing getti9ng on the plane or getting off. I flew jet blue because prior experiences have been amazing. This time it was shameful. People were standing in the walkway for almost 15 minutes because of wheelchairs that had to come of the plane. Disgraceful. And getting off was out of control. People jammed in the aisle to get off the plane. 1409 new york to fll.
Cons: Social distance . They sell a 90 % of capacity.
Cons: Snack. Drinks were better before Covid nonsense
Cons: More healthy food... not junk food.
Pros: The assurance of safe social distances, The boarding was well done. Getting off the plane was pretty good. Leaving on landing as scheduled. Keep it up
Pros: Space in between seats.
Cons: Asked for a coke and flight attended responded they don’t have any. They have water. This flight isn’t for vacations. It’s for .... couldn’t hear the rest. Didn’t really care. I would’ve paid for the coke if need be under the current circumstances.
Pros: Only a 2hour flight
Cons: A working entertainment system.
Cons: I always talk great of Jetblue, I always fly on Latam and american to Lima, but this time because of such a positive experience with domestic flights on Jetblue; I decided to fly on Jetblue. But it was a big mistake, I’m never flying on jet blue again on international flights. And will not recommend it.
Cons: food options could improve, especially since the area around the gate doesn't have very nice food venues. More movie options could help as well, maybe allowing people to use their devices to watch movies. Maybe that is available already but it wasn't highlighted
Cons: After being delayed going from Newark to Ft Lauderdale-Hollywood by an hr, I was then delayed TWICE going back! First time flying with JetBlue and I’ve never been more disappointed! Rather not have any legroom and make it to my destination ON TIME then to be an hour an a half late!
Cons: Great! No improvements.
Pros: Perfect take off and landing
Cons: Little chilly in the cabin.
Cons: Leaving on time. Wi-Fi working
Cons: Several departure time changes, and one gate change, and a long hold before takeoff. Just bad luck.
Pros: Terrible mis maletas no aparecen, pésimo servicio
Pros: Leaving on time, the flight attendants were nice and the seats on the plane were spacious.
Pros: Only my 2nd time on Jet Blue and this time it was that only two seats per row flights. The boarding process was smooth. I checked in online and had my pass on my phone. The seats were comfy enough & wifi was free along with tv. The flight itself was smooth and the flight crew address any possible issues beforehand. The crew was on-point with the routine but they had really great customer service. I usually don't think of JetBlue when looking to book but they are really winning my business. Great job overall.
Cons: As with all others I've been on, airplane seats need more form.
Pros: There was enough leg room for a big guy like me so that was nice.
Cons: The pilot was late arriving so we had to wait for him to show up then because we were late our flight got delayed again because of a lightning storm near the airport. Other planes who were scheduled to leave after us got to leave earlier than us so I don't know what happened there. After I was finally on the plane my headphone jack would not work. I know it's not my headphones because I had just used it before boarding for both my Nintendo and computer. Also, the buttons for the TV are on the armrest and if you try to get comfortable you'll change the channel. When the flight attendant came around she just propped a bunch of stuff in front of us and since it was dark I had no idea what I was looking at, ended up getting a very crappy bag of chips. Overall was a terrible experience flying JetBlue.
Pros: Friendly, down to earth staff that looks like their happy to be there, including Pilot.
Cons: Every time my flight is always late and I usually have my family with me. An on time flight would be nice.
Pros: Not much
Cons: Checked in online, but no gate was assigned. When I asked the person at the desk what gate I was to board at, he looked up the information as if I was asking him for the access code Chase's bank vault. He didn't even write it down even thought he had a pen in his hand. Apparently, at customers, we are not suppose to get this information and it's a burden on the employees to give it. Again the flight was late and while I know it was due to weather, we were seated in the plane and sat at the gate for more than an hour. Apparently, we were not cleared to be given an update. Once again, the speakers at the seat didn't work. Apparently, this is a constant problem with JetBlue
Pros: Onky 1 flight attendant did a wonderful job seeing to everyone's safety & needs in a courteous way with a beautiful smile. Plane was delayed due to weather & she handed out water as we sat in the plane waiting for the storm to pass. When finally off the ground she managed to serve drinks to all & pass out an assortment of goodies from which we could choose. Southwest simply gave out pretzels on one trip & peanuts on another. Thanks for the selection Jet Blue! She did all this single handedly during a pretty quick flight.
Cons: The terminal had very limited area for device recharging at a charging car so we had to stand if we wanted to use our devices while charging. And there were not enough plugs / ports for all who needed to recharge. The overhead storage was pretty tight too, I really had to turn & shove my small-ish luggage into place.
Pros: Same as above
Cons: The second half of the flight the TVs didn’t work till halfway through the flight.
Pros: Good flight. The staff was nice, especially Chris. Nice to see complimentary beverages and snacks still offered on domestic flights.
Cons: Seats are terrible, and getting worse every year, but thats coach on all airlines not just Jet Blue. Hard armrests, weirdly shaped bucket seats which are appalling in any other position than straight up with 90 degree waist bend. Thats not how humans sit for extended periods of time. A 5 degree recline is not a recline; its a joke. At least the tray table was bigger than my phablet, unlike Spirit where the napkins look like tablecloths on these ‘tables’. Overall, it is better than the cheapest airlines.
Cons: One of the main reasons why I chose Jetblue its because it is an ALMOST 4-5 star experience with great affordable ticket prices. Unfortunaltelly the ALMOST it is so, due such an important role such a host/hostess at the airport representing so poorly the company, EVERY TIME I leave from fortlauderdale airport. Once the check-in kiosk fails to complete to check you in (and I am ok with machines poor work) you are directed to a crew members in the counters. A host/hostess from jetblue standing in front of the counters, instead of greet you properly or showing some sort of degree of willingness to welcome you or help you tell you "yes, what do you need... ? That never fails! It feels like you are breaking in into a zone you are not suppose to be, and annoyingly you are disturbing these people. It so confusing why they have those attitudes, specially at that position, where you really need to clear up the bad weed in choosing your personnel. I think these few"crew members" can make a smooth transition to nightclub bouncers, where I'm sure will be a great fit.
Pros: The room the plane had to offer. Will never flight with Spirit or AA again when Jet Blue is available
Cons: Every segment of my roundtrip flight was delayed or late, including the last leg of my flight delayed multiple times. I could not check in for my last segment on-line via my phone. The message I was given during check in process said in red letters, that I needed to speak to an agent at the counter. I was on a tropical island, i couldn't just run down to the airport. I tried calling customer service, but wasn't able to connect due to bad cell service. My connections were tight and because I couldn't checkin the prior day, I was not allowed to get a seat on my original flight. I was rescheduled on to new flights and those were delayed. I sat in Ft Lauderdale for 6+ hours. Once on the plane, I was assigned a seat that doesn't recline. What was originally supposed to be a 5 hour travel day turned into a 15+ hour travel day. There were no weather issues that day, just JetBlue being terrible.
Pros: Thank God you had TV’s I’m from Boston and the SuperBowl was on my entire flight For some reason-we wait to board in the jet way for 10 minutes
Cons: Watching SuperBowl
Pros: We got to our destination on time, and fare was fair!
Cons: 5 minutes before boarding, they announced they might be sending our airplane to another gate for a different flight and they would advise of our new departure time. This has happened 3 out of the last 4 flights we booked with JetBlue. Thankfully, they didn't switch the equipment and our flight departed with a minor delay. We've learned not to fly JetBlue if we have a connection or really need to be somewhere at the time advertised.
Pros: The ride was smooth
Cons: No complaints
Pros: The scedule
Pros: Amazing an comfortable
Cons: They tend to be very sensationalist with the people sitting on the exit road. It would be nice to have some food for the people that are vegetarian, something; just don’t ignore them and continue walking. This happened in both flights. Not even chips. Nothing.
Pros: The crew was excellent!
Cons: Maybe more movies
Pros: crew was excellent as ell as the counter personal
Pros: The entertainment options. Liked the sandwich as well
Cons: The seats could be a bit more comfortable, and adding veggies to their sandwiches
Cons: More options for food in business class
Pros: I like this flight very smooth no worry what so ever I will flight again
Pros: I like this flight very smooth no worry what so ever I will flight again
Pros: I like this flight very smooth no worry what so ever I will flight again
Pros: The cree was very accommodating. The comfort level was adequate. The food was not very good.
Cons: The flight experience was what I expected. What I didn't expect was that our luggage was sent on a later flight and that just triggered other mishaps, headaches and spent more money on our pre-arranged pick up service and other unnecessary expenses..
Cons: The fact that they completely lost my luggage and can't even tell us where it is or when it will arrive. In addition, they refused to have the luggage delivered to the hotel once it does arrive. Inept customer service
Pros: On time, the service
Pros: The seats were spacious and the crew was friendly.
Cons: The food is not goof
Pros: I liked 2 free checked bags. I liked that the flight was uneventful and on time.
Cons: The staff while professional seems very busy and preoccupied. This airline has a small presense in Ft. Lauderdale and didn’t open for check in for several hours after I arrived. The kioks were not operational. My husband was flying in from Tucson on American Airlines and his flight was delayed. He was to join us on our international flight home. I tried to alert the staff well in advance that he would be arriving late but would be there in time to actually get on the flight. The staff was not helpful with this matter at all. They did nothing to accomodate these special circumstances that were beyond our control. Even finding a staff member that was available for me to talk to was a challenge. My husband’s flight arrived at the airport an hour before takeoff but nothing was done to try to get him on our flight home even though I had explained the problem 2 hours before that. As a result, he was not able to travel home with us on Copa and had to buy a ticket home on JetBlue. We will not choose Copa again.
Pros: Atención muy buena y cómodo el avión
Cons: Poor costumer service . Luggage was wet . All of the clothes ruined
Pros: La puntualidad para abordar y la llegada a mi destino, buen avión.
Cons: No nos facilitaron audífonos, la comida no fue muy buena y no encontré espacio para mi equipaje de mano, la política de la aerolínea debería ser que el pasajero pueda subir con un equipaje de mano o una mochila, ya que suben con ambas, mas fundas de compras y ocupan todos los espacios para el equipaje de mano.
Pros: Same all the crew were just on point.
Pros: Overall good flight.
Pros: excelente!!!..gracias mejor no hay!!.
Pros: the flight was on time
Cons: the food is the worst I have tried on a flight in my live
Pros: I liked the friendly staff.
Cons: I did not like that there was no entertainment, and the seats were too tight and uncomfortable. Also, the overhead didn’t have much space for 3 hand luggages.
Cons: Seating is to cramped.
Cons: Unfriendly staff at Panama airport
Pros: THE SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT AND THE CREW WAS HELPFUL, POLITE AND FRIENDLY.
Cons: THE SEATS WERE COMFORTABLE BUT DID NOT FULLY EXTEND. IT WAS NOT EASY TO SET THEM IN THE DESIRED POSITION BECAUSE OF THE BOTTONS THAT DID NOT ALWAYS RESPOND THE REQUEST.
Pros: Nice staff, fast flight, as we had been traveling 24 hours this last leg was appreciatively uneventful.
Pros: Personal entertainment screen.
Cons: The food!!!
Pros: The service, the food, the Copa Club
Cons: Nunca es la puerta que dicen, sino que hay que buscar otra puerta y uno pregunta si es esa puerta y dicen que no , la mandan a otra puerta, debería de coordinar bien las salidas
Pros: Copa provided us with food vouchers while plane was delayed.
Cons: Plane delayed for about 5 hours due to wheather and and a lot of time spent by the crew trying to fit multiple and large carry-ons in the cabin.
Pros: I LOVE Copa!
Cons: It was unfortunate to show up at Newark to find out that the flight to Panama was on United. I prefer not to fly on United and did not like the service provided. My connection in Panama on Copa was much better!
Cons: Now they turn off the air conditioner. Terrible so hot. Dont bring any more a decent food
Pros: Airline with high service quality standards and well trained crew.
Pros: Everything perfect.
Cons: The plane was very old and bad food
Pros: EXCELLENT ATTENTION
Cons: Food. Too simple
Pros: nice new appearing lane
Cons: Food was fair, but at least there was a meal.
Cons: Everything was good
Cons: Flight was cramped no space on airplane shoulder to shoulder with the person next to you
Cons: They dindt let my whole family of 4 board the plane, because we were supposed late to check in 2 hours prior to the plane leaving, the ordeal with the stuff and discussions back and forth git us exausted and we left the airport .
Cons: No vegetarian food option
Cons: They cancelled the flight due to some technical difficulties. They told us to wait, while there were no other plane to replace. Then ( only in spanish) they announced that there is no more flights this day and we need to go to the Copa counter to rebook our flights. everything was super unorganized. I waited 6 hours to get my new flight. It was a mess. Never again i am tlying Copa Airlines
Cons: Horrible company
Pros: No they weren’t professional at all
Pros: The flight went very smoothly
Cons: A glass of water without using a credit card.
Cons: I am just disappointed
Cons: no covid protection
Cons: Didn’t let me in on the plane and plane wasn’t boarding yet they made me miss my flight
Cons: At checking the machine wasn't reading our passports and then we also got charged for luggage at security while the desk rep said that was not applicable.
Pros: I like the wider front seats. Plenty of room and comfortable
Cons: On the return trip I wasn't able to purchase the wider seats since they are only 8 of them. I sat on the third row and it was quite uncomfortable even for a small person like me
Pros: Crew rude
Cons: Bad service
Pros: The seats were comfortable to me.
Cons: There wasn’t any entertainment, not really a lot of space, tray to put food or your laptop on was really small.
Pros: The speed on boarding
Cons: The timeliness
Cons: I caught COVID from the other passengers. They were obnoxiously drunk, vulgar, and distinctly terrible.
Pros: Crews was courteous , boarding process was easy , pilot kept us informed along the journey
Cons: Hospitality, comfort, fees for everything
Pros: Crews friendly
Cons: More choices purchases
Pros: It was a quick ride
Cons: Not charging passengers for a drink that should be complimentary
Pros: The seats are certainly not comfortable.
Cons: Spirit could have tried to do something to mitigate what seemed to have been an "objective weather" delay.
Cons: Too crowded given the current situation
Cons: HORRIBLE SERVICE AND TREATMENT TOWARDS CUSTOMERS. NO INITIATIVE WHATS SO EVER TO TRULY HELP OUT CLIENTS. SPIRIT SHOULD LEAVE ECUADOR AND HAVE ROOM FOR BETTER COMPANIES
Pros: Purchased upgraded seat. Did not recline, which is a miss. But it was soft.
Cons: Check in kiosk was a fiasco. After completing the process, the machine spit out a receipt indicating I require an agent for assistance. While in a long line waiting for Agent assistance, one of my party tried the kiosk again out of desperation. This time it worked. When asking a representative why work the machine worked the second time around, the representative said that “sometimes the machines don’t work, no real reason.” Frustration for no reason. Secondly, of the two bags our party checked, one of them did not make it to our intended destination. The Asheville airport, our destination, does not have a system to check the progress or location of checked luggage. Completely inept system and service.
Pros: What I don't like it I missed it due to Spirit's connecting flight got cancelled.
Pros: Not to crowded. Good time to fly.
Cons: Shorter layover before the flight.
Pros: Very personable crew and easy flying
Cons: Very uncomfortable with an extremely long layover
Cons: First time ever taking spirit airlines and will never take again. We purposely picked this flight at the time due to it's cheaper price compared to other flights. Turns out it ended up being just as much, if not, MORE because when it was time to check in you had to pay extra. It was an extra $45 a person for each carry on. AND you had to pay $18 extra each person each way for the ability to pick seats (to guarantee we sit together). This would have all been fine had the trip been a comfortable one, but there was no plus side to taking this flight over a different airline. There were no TVs, no way to charge a phone, no shared movie where you could even attach headphones and listen. No just stare at each other, talk, or sleep was it. Never. Again.
Pros: Flying from Fort Lauderdale to DC, our boarding gate was switched without adequate notification. While up headed to the bathroom I noticed the flight information changed. When I asked the gate “Spirit” gate attendant, who was there the entire time, she told me the gate changed. I went to the new gate where the incoming flight was already deboarding the plane. 10 minutes later other passengers from my flight began to arrive complaining about sharing electronic notifications because the attendant made no attempt to let passengers know the gates had changed. She did publicize other gate changed a while I was at the original gate, but never announced my flight’s gate change. Claiming bags in DC was also an unorganized event. I understand the no frills concept but I can’t recommend Spirit to anyone I wish to remain friends with, no matter how cheap the tickets are.
Cons: Ticketing, boarding, bag claim.
Pros: Nothing at all there was horrible every time you ask somebody to help you they pull it you to someone else then they wait all day for someone that didn't even show up the service sucked the people were nice but the service sucked
Cons: The fact that I had to pay for my room when I save money to go to Peru and I had to pay for my room because they told me it was a g import then they told me to go to the 8 then they told me to go to f then I had to go right back around and go back to H which took me hours to get through the checkpoint then when I get there they tell me that my planes gone when they said they call me I looked on my caller ID I had no phone this phone call from no Airline needed in my wife now she's in Peru by herself and I'm stuck in Fort Lauderdale Florida and she's all the way in Peru then I have no way of getting to her now y'all told me I got to wait till Wednesday to come it's ridiculous
Cons: Llegamos al aeropuerto con mi familia con una hora de antelación. Al llegar a la zona del check-in encontramos una cola muy larga y desordenada. Dado que fue la primera vez en ese aeropuerto y con Spirit no llegamos al mostrador del check-in con 45 minutos de antelación y perdimos el vuelo. No había nadie que nos ayudó ni que hable español. Finalmente perdimos y vuelo y viajamos por Jetblue. El costo del pasaje supero los 400 dólares que no lo teníamos presupuestado. En pocas palabras, una experiencia no agradable.
Cons: Flight was late by an hour. This then caused us to have to wait over 2 hours on the plane to be able to get off. US customs was backed up with flights that should have arrived after us. This caused us to miss our connection. The connection time for us was 3 hours and we still missed that flight. They then suggested that it was not their fault and that they would get us on the next flight on the next day at night. We decided to get our money back and bought a ticket with Southwest Airlines instead. They lack in taking responsibility for their mistakes. Their employees don't care and continue on as if nothing is wrong. Our whole flight missed each and every connection. we are all here with Southwest ready to fly out in a couple of hours.
Cons: As we were landing the pilots seemed to have lost control of the plane. People were screaming. I've flown all over the world on a lot of different airlines, and this was by far the worst. The aircraft was so small and packed it felt claustrophobic! Not worth the small difference in price.
Cons: Worst airline ever!!!!!never ever again!!!!!
Pros: The customer service was incredible. I knew what I was getting in to regarding no entertainment, smallish seats, etc. but I did not find the seats uncomfortable and brought my own entertainment. I will travel with Spirit again.
Cons: I was a bit late getting to Newark, but I only had a carry-on, so needed to grab my boarding pass and just get through security. When I finally found the Spirit Airlines counter in the basement, their electronic kiosk wouldn't work. There was a huge line, so the Spirit employees ignored me. I could not get my boarding pass, even though I would have had time to get through security and run to my gate!!! I had to buy a separate flight on United so I could make it to this wedding. Any refund would be appreciated! Spirit Airlines is horrible!!!
Cons: My fiancé and I tried to change our Spirit flight from Fort-Lauderdale to Plattsburgh to the next day due to a cancelled connecting flight taking us to Fort-Lauderdale. The Spirit agent we spoke to said there were absolutely no other flight option for us, and did not offer to help. Thus, not only did we not make it back to Plattsburgh and lost our seats and money, but we had to rebook a brand new expensive flight. Needless to say, we are very upset with the lack of customer service we received from Spirit.
Cons: I bought this ticket directly from spirit. They scheduled my connection such that it would have been impossible to make. Apparently this was an "unforeseeable circumstance", so I was offered no accommodations even though there were no alternate flights available until two days later. The agent I spoke with changed his story about what could be done every time we spoke, and when I requested a refund, he was unable to print a receipt or any kind of confirmation paperwork or email whatsoever to prove to me that my ticket had been refunded. He was also unable to tell me the amount of the refund. I simply had to take his word for it that Spirit would process my refund for an unknown amount within 5 business days. Needless to say, i have doubts. This was absolutely unacceptable. I was forced to pay for an alternate flight on a different airline, and pay for an airport hotel for the night. I am beyond furious with spirit airlines and I have received unimaginably terrible customer service.
Cons: The price of the flight was relatively inexpensive, however, after paying for a second carry on, checked bag and overweight checked bag (40 lbs not 50 lbs), this flight was WAY more expensive than other carriers with the same luggage. The bag fees were never explained during the booking process. The flight was delayed almost 2 hours due to other Spirit delays to Ft. Lauderdale, thus, instead of paying hotels and rebooking Spirit customers, Spirit decided to wait until every passenger boarded -- not caring that customers were missing connections in Denver. The ticket agent in Ft. Lauderdale was a right miserable so and so. I'll never use Spirit again.
Pros: The flight crew were very nice and professional
Cons: The check in process was horrific. Their website was not working so I was forced to spend more to print my boarding pass at the airport. I had no idea Spirit was going to be so uncomfortable. I really think a disclaimer in large print should be available prior to booking with them. Something like Attention: the flight you are about to book comes with very small, unpadded seats crammed closer together than most airplanes. You will be physically touching every person you sit next to. Even if you are a skinny person. The seats do not recline there is no Wi-Fi or on board entertainment. You will be nickel and dime to death so that in the end you won't actually be saving as much money as you tjought.
Cons: It was a terrible experience!!! Stinky way to end a vacation!! From the moment we entered the terminal, SPIRIT handled everything poorly. They had 5 agents working to handle 5-6hundred passengers. There was only one agent walking the floor answering questions. He was nice enough to me but in his frustration, he was very rude to other passengers. People were getting nervous that their planes were boarding and they still hadn't checked their bags. This caused people to try and cut in front of other people in line and of course those passengers became angry. After finally getting through that mess, we got to our gate in a different terminal (which was also confusing because our boarding pass said terminal 3 which we went to first only to find out that we needed to go to Terminal 4 to check in and then walk over to terminal 3 to board). Once we boarded the plane they told us that the computer system was down so they could not put in their flight planes so they let us off the plane. We re-boarded the plane and finally landed home around 2:00 in the morning. By the time we got our luggage and drove home (20 minutes) it was 3:15. Overall Stinky!!!!!
Cons: My jofirst experience with Spirit will be my last. I was flying out to be the best man at my friends wedding on a Thursday evening when due to a mechanical issue we had to get off of the plane. My flight was from PHX to Dallas then continuing on to Fort Lauderdale. Since we had a two hour delay at PHX, they scheduled another plane to leave Dallas on time to Fort Lauderdale. They informed us that since they do not have any partner airlines they could not get us reassigned. We would either have to take a refund or we could go to Dallas and then wait until 5pm on Saturday to make it to Fort Lauderdale. I also had a seat upgrade, and they told me If I wanted to go to Dallas and wait, they would not have an upgraded seat available for me and they would not be able to refund me the upgraded price even though they would not be able to provide me the service. So I got a refund and went home. Needless to say I will pay extra next time to fly a reliable carrier. Thank you Spirit Airlines for making me miss my best friends wedding.
Cons: I know for a fact that I will never take a spirit flight again in my life and neither should you. I was supposed to leave Fort Lauderdale on Saturday at 11:30am. The flight kept being delayed until 6:30pm when passengers were finally told that it was cancelled. The runaround that Spirit gave us was absolutely ridiculous - literally. Due to the plane still being in Fort Myers and not being at the original gate they made us change to 3 different gates -E2, E7, G10- various locations within the airport. I am talking about one side of the airport to another. Finally, at the last gate 10, the plane arrives at 1pm but there was mechanical difficulties that had to be repaired. We boarded the plane at 3pm once the plane was fixed. We sat on the plane for 45 minutes before a Rep came on the plane to ask for 4 volunteers to give up their seats. Four people leave and another group of four people board. Captain tells us that they are searching for luggage and once that's finished we will leave. An hour later, still seated in the plane the Captain apologizes and says that he will let us leave the plane to stretch our legs because Laguardia has not cleared the plane for take off. At this point it is close to 5pm. We wait another hour and half of Reps saying they don't have info because apparently now there is a weather concern in NY that is causing the delay. I immediately call my husband to ask about the weather and he tells me it was sunny, 60 degrees, and it rained for 20 minutes. I get a feeling that Spirit is about to cancel this flight and even ask the Reps- they all say no the flights not being cancelled. After another hour and half wait they make the grand announcement that the flight is cancelled. If you thought that was the worst part of my day, think again. After chaos breaks out from the passengers we are told to find customer service at gate H5. Another trek trough the airport we reach customer service who is a lone Rep with a line wrapped around the corner. After waiting another hour to speak to her, she tells me the earliest flight Spirit could put me on is Tuesday night (remember it's Saturday night). I ask if there is a way to get on to other airlines and she tells me that it isn't spirits policy to find me any flight home. They could only reimburse me and I would have to book my own flight home. I leave the line and start searching for flights and it becomes clear that flights are booked going to NY. I eventually book a flight for the next day on United that leaves out of Miami airport, connects in Chicago and lands in Newark. I took this flight that was 3 times the cost of the Spirit flight, with connections, an hour and half drive from my house just so I could end the Spirit nightmare. Moral of the Story: For your sanity, to be treated professionally with consideration to your time, take any airline other than Spirit.
Pros: The flight to Fort Lauderdale was outstanding in all respects, including carrying on our bags.
Cons: The Spirit check-in for the flight back (2/27/17#616) was degrading, confused, and expensive: the worst ever in a long experience flying worldwide and our last with Spirit. After making them aware of a hip transplant, we were directed to the wrong location eliciting an rude expletive; redirected, we were told our carry-on was too big and charged $50. to check it. I had carried it on at Logan and with Delta 2/8 and 2/10) and many other airlines before. On board people all around us carried on bags similar in size to our checked bag.
Pros: i like the assigned seating, i makes not rush to get on the plane first because ur seat is ur seat.
Cons: seemingly all the rows of seating are too short. i'm only 5-11 tall and my knees were constantly against the seat in front of me. i sat in the middle seat on row 22. the lade next to me sat on the isle and even her knees were hitting and was uncomfortable. at one point the person in front of her leaned his seat back and it was all completely in her space, make her extremely uncomfortable. we had to ask flight attendant to ask the man to put his seat up some to give her some more room and comfort.
Pros: On the opposite side of the helpful/friendly spectrum -there was one employee who heard my story and offered to let me use one of his free flights if I was charged for some reason. He waited while I went through the ticketing process again. That was VERY generous. I wish I had taken his name down.
Cons: Did not receive a notification that my gate had changed to an entirely different terminal and I missed my flight. There was no way to even know/find where my new gate was located. They only had one Spirit employee at the gate that was on my ticket and she was busy checking the people in for another flight. Ladies at the correct gate were not friendly or helpful. Paid $200 to stay overnight in a hotel and I missed a day of work. The check-in/ticketing area for Spirit was a madhouse.
Pros: Safe transportation at a great price.
Cons: The Spirit web site was not functioning properly when I tried to check-in for my flight and get boarding passes. I tried repeatedly to do this in the 24 hours prior to departure without success (and wasting a lot of time). Then later, while waiting in the long line at the airport to check my bags, the employees at the counter announced that their computers just went down. For 30 minutes increasingly agitated customers waited for the computers to function again so they could check their bags. This computer failure resulted in a late departure. For my return trip, again, IT competency at Spirit. Again their *&(^!&@! web site wouldn't work get me to the page to print my boarding pass.
Cons: Planes were dirty and were charged for carry on which I found to be a bit ridiculous. The money you save on the ticket ended up going to pay towards luggage so it would have been better going through a nicer airline. Planes really had nothing to offer as far as comfort. On the way home the plane had a 2 hour delay and no real customer service was given to a accommodate for the inconvincoence. Also had an issue with the luggage keeping us in the airport way longer than needed. Would not fly with spirit again
Pros: Flight was on time
Cons: Staff was okay. Airline charges $65-100 for a CARRY ON. Most ridiculous price I have ever heard off. I had a backpack as I was pre-warn by an employee before I left for the airport. One poor lady had a purse and her laptop bag and they told her they would have to charge her 65 dollars. You will be chargered to print out your boarding pass and will only allow you to check in online and print boarding pass if you sign up for their site and promotions. This airline makes it blantanly obvious they are all about the profit.
Pros: Unfortunately there is nothing positive to say here.
Cons: Sadly we had a horrible experience at the airport with the spirit staff. The customer service representative had over 60 people lined up against the wall, not allowing them to "check in" because of minor delay. They were then hand picking who they would let in line, based on their flight and boarding pass. In addition to this I didn't want to spend my day at the airport so I booked another flight home. THEN to realize HE made a mistake..... That was the flight delayed! I then had to ask for a refund and explain that he mixed up my flight. Had 40 min to make it through security at that point. It's been 3 weeks and still no refund. Never again!
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