the fact that the misleading low cost led to me paying more than i would have in baggage costs, seat costs, and it came to way more than i expected to pay. couldve booked first class on american and paid less. Shameful .
At check in, while checking my bag, the agent advised that since the flight wasn't full, and I wound have to claim my bag to transfer to an international flight, I could save some time by taking my bag on board. That worked out very well. I am very thankful for the good advice.
If you are aware how they operate, you can get a bare bones travel experience for the cheapest price.
Spirit Airlines tries to invent every possible way to charge you for something that most airlines include in their service.
Anything but a small personal bag must be paid for to bring on to the flight.
"Small Personal Item" - Free (about the size of a backpack, max)
"Carryon" - $65
1st Checked Bag - $55, 2nd - $60, 3rd $100.
Over 40 lbs? +$25
Baggage fees! Flight delayed 4 hours on Christmas Eve due to "weather". Checked FAA. No weather issues anywhere. Called and was told my daughter would receive a voucher for the inconvenience. I instructed her to go to ticket counter to get voucher. No voucher was there. Rep had lied to me. Called back & supervisor pulled phone recording. An hour and a half ordeal. Ended up getting a $52 credit for the baggage fee my kid had paid. Missed midnight mass due to the delay. #sad-panda
If you're able to get a super cheap fare, great. If it's over $20, and you're on a schedule, find another flight. my daughter is 5'2, 100#s. She had no leg room. 5'2!!! Keep that in mind as well. Good luck & safe travels!
Boarding was easy. clean plane, crew was very friendly. I was very concerned though, when we banked left and did a complete circle in the air. An explanation from the captain would have been terrific. I made sure I was the last one to leave the plane and asked him about it when I saw him at the exit. He told me what happened but I would have liked to know while it was happening. Besides that, the coke and pretzels were divine. :)
Great in flight crew, nice free snacks, good entertainment.
Gate personnel unfamiliar with the proper boarding sequence announcements and "phraseology" for proper understanding of which "group" of passengers board next. I have experienced this several times lately, at different locations ... sort of unusual.
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