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JetBlue, Emirates and Spirit Airlines have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Fort Lauderdale to San José. Confirm policies on booking site.
Costa Rica has allowed all countries in the world to enter by air.
Travelers must complete the digital Health Pass 48 hours before boarding.
Travelers must have a travel insurance with coverage of COVID-19 treatment and accommodation costs. Check Visit Costa Rica website for more details.
Costa Rica has eased their travel regulations and removed the requirement of RT-PCR tests for the detection of the coronavirus.
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There are currently 24,442 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in CR and 2,800 deaths as of Mar 1 2021
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An average nonstop flight takes 2h 54m, covering a distance of 1142 miles.
There are 88 (nonstop) flights between Fort Lauderdale and San José per week, averaging 12 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Spirit Airlines ($55) and Copa Airlines ($80), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Spirit Airlines ($144).
JetBlue (5 times daily), Emirates (5 times daily), Spirit Airlines (2 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
From Fort Lauderdale to San José, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from San José back to Fort Lauderdale , the best deals are generally found on Friday, with Thursday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Fort Lauderdale you will be using Fort Lauderdale, often referred to as Fort Lauderdale Airport. You will be landing at San José Juan Santamaria Intl, also known as San José Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "The helpfulness of staff in my time of need I had been on a surgery and your staff was very very accommodating"
Cons: "Nothing don’t change a thing, if it isn’t broken there is no need to fix it LOVE YOU SOUTHWEST"
Pros: "Very friendly crew and the plane arrived in Costa Rica 30 mins early!"
Cons: "I have a JetBlue credit card and I’m very disappointed that membership to the credit card does not offer priority boarding or zone A or zone B boarding. I was in seat 6C and had boarding zone E! Every other airline sponsored credit card I own offers some form of priority zone seating; even Spirit!"
Cons: "On time departure"
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"
Pros: "That I finally made it home after long hours waiting at the airport"
Cons: "No more delays."
Pros: "JetBlue it have a lot more space for your and it was on time too but this morning the rain delay us a bit because they close one of the run way so it was not easy to get out"
Cons: "Great! No improvements."
Cons: "There was a woman with a small dog who did not have a carrier and was being difficult- at boarding and on website it should have been made clear what the regulations were regarding pets"
Pros: "Terrible mis maletas no aparecen, pésimo servicio"
Pros: "I appreciated being able to experience what an upgrade was like. Now I can gauge whether it's worth getting for future trips."
Cons: "When I pressed the Attendant Call button, the Steward first automatically shut it without looking to see if it was a true signal or not. And when I pressed it again and waved to him, he rolled his eyes before coming to hear my very valid question. Even the person sitting next to me commented on his eye rolling reaction. Was it because I was an older Non-white woman? He was a Non-white man with a Carribean accent. And I was sitting in the premium section. This guy needs some more training."
Cons: "Same as above"
Pros: "LOTS OF LEGROOM"
Cons: "They have a habit of not being ontime"
Pros: "Everything was perfect"
Cons: "We left early and arrived 15minutes early but waited on the tarmac for 35minutes."
Pros: "Easy & on time."
Cons: "Nothing negative"
Cons: "I dont know because we havent gotten there yet."
Cons: "Over 3 hours of delays. Didn’t get in till 1 am"
Cons: "The gate was very muggy and warm."
Pros: "JetBlue is just more comfortable. More room for every passenger."
Pros: "I liked the quick check in and everyone was polite and efficient"
Cons: "I don't have any negative comments"
Cons: "The delay"
Pros: "The entire traveling process"
Cons: "Nothing at all"
Cons: "They are advertising free movies and is not true, because once you're settled to watch the movie there is no headphones and If you want one they sell it, is not free."
Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "The second half of the flight the TVs didn’t work till halfway through the flight."
Pros: "The fact that the flight was short"
Cons: "Nothing really"
Pros: "The food was good"
Cons: "No comment"
Cons: "I don't think I should have to pay for headphones. I don't have to in Brazil."
Cons: "The delays"
Pros: "Good boarding and got to my destination early"
Pros: "The boarding was good"
Cons: "The food service was very poor."
Pros: "We had two delays and a last minute gate change."
Pros: "Large space"
Cons: "Old plan"
Pros: "My gate change and I was not informed"
Cons: "It was cold. Regulating temperature would be nice"
Pros: "Overhead space"
Cons: "departure was very late same thing happen coming back they were late,but the most upsetting was that they lie insulting our inteligent."
Cons: "For a 60 year old lady...I waited so long for help at the Kiosk."
Cons: "Could've had us out the next morning on latam but they kept us there another nite. We missed half of our hunt in Argentina. Worst airline!!!!!"
Cons: "My bag is lost"
Pros: "On time."
Cons: "There was a maintenance delay that lasted 5 hours and we couldn't change flights because we had a checked bag"
Cons: "No satellite TV en-route."
Pros: "What a difference from the cut rare airlines! We had been taking spirit in the past, but am so glad we used jet blue this time. We never got the feeling of just being cattle herded to a destination. Using a real airline is the only way to go!"
Pros: "Boarding process"
Cons: "Love delta. Everything was excellent"
Pros: "The crew was helpful but left you alone unless you needed something."
Cons: "Travelers who have already had covid need to stop wearing masks!"
Pros: "Clear announcements, nicely stated mask rem8nders, center seats open"
Pros: "Very clean, kind w mask instructions, like boarding back to front"
Cons: "Broken tray table literally off its hinges and unusable."
Pros: "Very clean and safe. Practicing social distancing. Provided hand sanitizer wipes and snacks in a bag"
Cons: "When disembarking the plane there should have been more organization for social distancing. There shouldn’t be people standing over your trying to hurry and get off the plane. Everyone should stay seated until it’s time for your row to get off. None of the flight staff made people do this"
Cons: "Turn on the lights before landing graduallyb- noone likes bright fast - too nasty;"
Pros: "Baggage handlers extremely fast"
Cons: "Nothing. Perfect flight."
Pros: "Crew did the best they could keeping us aware of the extensive delays flying in to LaGuardia. The captain made himself available to answer questions from passengers at the gate early on and I thought that was a great gesture."
Cons: "Nothing could have been better. Any issues with the flight were delays beyond the crew's control."
Pros: "Entertainment was great , also being able to watch live tv. Cabin crew were good"
Cons: "Be on time , delayed for an hour"
Pros: "Flight to Atlanta was good going to watch a movie. Missed our connecting flight in Atlanta due to sitting on the tarmac for 25 minutes"
Cons: "Do not put your connecting flights one terminal miles away from the other terminal"
Pros: "Very friendly and professional."
Cons: "Better options in economy for food"
Cons: "Too many flight delays and gate changes"
Cons: "Check your planes thoroughly before placing passengers on it. The pressurized cabin almost killed us!!"
Pros: "Lift off and landing was excellent"
Pros: "The crew was polite and attentive the entertainment was good. Every thing else was pretty disappointing. The bathrooms onboard were pretty Dirty. The flight was delayed and no overhead baggage space. For such a long and delayed flight they gave me one pack of cheez it. Terrible value for money :("
Cons: "More snacks considering the delay. Maybe even a some sort of credit for my time wasted."
Pros: "Seats are comfortable, crew was great, overall a smooth flight"
Cons: "The fact that airlines are trying to charge for every little add-on is pretty annoying. 2 dollars for headphones? Don't even get me started with their snack boxes..."
Cons: "Didn’t give us seats together"
Pros: "Great movies."
Cons: "Seats won’t stay reclined."
Cons: "Let was a typical flight. About all you can hope for is that it is on time. That makes it excellent."
Cons: "Great flight. On time and friendly staff."
Cons: "1. Board the plane from back to front! It is ridiculous the way it is currently done. 2. Get people to announce boarding who speak CLEAR English. 3. Further limit carry-on luggage."
Cons: "I had a small window for my transfer and Delta gate agents, knowing I was on the way to the gate, closed the gate early now I'm stuck in Detroit for the night at low end economy hotel."
Pros: "I called to change seats for my citraveele and it was not adjusted"
Cons: "Flight was delayed."
Pros: "Loved being in first class"
Cons: "Hated gate change and late plane at the last minute."
Cons: "Boarding is as usual chaotic"
Cons: "Surrounded by screaming kids, screaming adults and no AC"
Cons: "Never on time"
Pros: "The quickness of boarding n the crew"
Cons: "the landin n small seats"
Pros: "Plane was clean and updated"
Cons: "No negative opinions"
Pros: "On time, staff, and overall service"
Cons: "No complaints"
Cons: "delayed flight"
Pros: "On time take off."
Cons: "No comments"
Pros: "The Captain greeted each guest both on and off the plane !!"
Pros: "I like service"
Cons: "You had me check my hand luggage with expensive items that did not arrive."
Pros: "New plane with knight entertainment screens at all seats!"
Cons: "Delayed, bit crew was friendly and efficient!"
Cons: "Flight was changed. Missed an important event"
Pros: "Super smooth takeoff and landing. Great plane, more legroom than other airlines."
Cons: "Nothing special - just ok - tight leg leg room was expected - no entertainment at all - wifi very slow and couldn't load a book for my almost blind father - just ok"
Pros: "It was smooth sailing all the way"
Cons: "The people sitting next to me thinking my space was his space too"
Pros: "Friendly staff. Very accommodating."
Cons: "Wifi never works. I wanted to charge my phone, but my outlets weren't working, either (my neighbor had no issues). Kinda sucked considering I was planning on working on my flight to New York. The AC was blasting humid air, so it was extremely uncomfortable."
Cons: "Kids yelling"
Cons: "Horrible customer service coming and going. Horrible service on the plane and mostly, some of the rudest people I have ever had to deal with. Delta should take lessons from SWA. By the way, this isn't the only bad experience I've had. Flown Delta 4 times over last six months and almost the same."
Cons: "Was required to gate check my luggage through to baggage claim."
Cons: "Our flight was delayed by an hour, which didn't really affect me, as Detroit was final stop. However, there were a large amount of people on the flight with connecting flights coming into Detroit. I am POSITIVE that several of those people missed their connecting flights as the flight attendants and crew did not allow for them to leave the plane first. As people seem to be so self-centered anymore, the attendants should have announced that people were not to leave until all passengers with connecting flights had left the plane. Very sad that people can't use common courtesy all by themselves, but as they can't, it should have been enforced by the team on the plane."
Cons: "I was on the way to the airport when I was notified of the 1st delay. I am sure Delta knew there were issues already and should have let me know earlier in the day. The delays kept increasing. We were offered snacks at the gate. That is it. No free drinks on the plane, no free premium movies. Very bad customer service. More explanations were needed as to the cause of the delay."
Pros: "Excellent service and on-time"
Cons: "Baggage charge"
Cons: "Everything was great"
Pros: "The Punctuality"
Cons: "No comments"
Cons: "They always change the gates, also too many disorders in the gate previous the boarding process, the process it is not clean. They took hand baggage aleatory to send to down and do not ask if we have fragile stuffs there."
Cons: "Maybe less cold the temperature."
Pros: "Comfy seats"
Cons: "Compliance with departure times"
Cons: "Staff was rude, bad customer service"
Pros: "On time, the service"
Pros: "Wonderful service, and also gave me a upgrade"
Cons: "No earphones for hearing the movies"
Pros: "Que el avion era de 2 filas conn2 lugares"
Cons: "La comodidad.. Son muy estrechos..."
Pros: "was on time"
Cons: "terrible, waiting in one gate , then we have to go to another gate take a bus under the rain, fullof people luggage, , gave us terrible seats in the back small plane. the bathroom was not clean at all"
Pros: "An online departure, good service, and ontime arrival"
Pros: "The attention with Copa Airlines was great"
Pros: "Flight made it on time, exactly as scheduled, despite a delay during boarding of almost 1/2 an hour. But other than that, good flight."
Cons: "Boarding and takeoff were delayed almost 1/2 an hour."
Pros: "Take off on time"
Pros: "Airplane crew was friendly. The flight departed on time."
Cons: "We traveled with an infant who sat on our laps. We were never asked about the infant traveling until we went to check in at the desk and were told we needed to pay taxes for the baby at a rate of 10% of the cost of the ticket. But because we were doing it on the day of the flight, 10% was almost $200! We did not receive good customer service from staff, who simply told us we "should have known to investigate this." We have never been asked to do this when flying with a baby before! This was after an hour and a half of already waiting to check in our bags. We were waiting so long and dealing with this issue for so long that we almost missed the flight! A terrible experience. Also, the web check in line took even longer than the line of people who had not checked in online beforehand! It was so slow, it added to us almost missing our flight. It was a waste of time to check in online, especially since they gave us new boarding passes when we checked our bags in anyway. We also had trouble finding both of our reservations, even though we booked them together as a family, so we ended up with seats that were not together. When we had an issue, we were given an attitude by the staff checking us in."
Pros: "The welcoming and attentive service"
Cons: "Everything was OK"
Cons: "No entertainment."
Pros: "Flight on time."
Cons: "Changed gates at Panama without any alert until boarding time."
Pros: "Free meal on a one hour flight!"
Pros: "Good customer service"
Cons: "Premium seating not a good buy."
Pros: "technology and movie/entertainment selection. plus drinks were included"
Pros: "Everything went very smoothly and on time. The captain did an excellent job of describing our flight course and other detailed information about the flight. It was a very pleasant and comfortable travel experience."
Pros: "I thought the entire cabin crew were friendly, polite and very helpful."
Cons: "If you are on a seat at the back, it takes too long to get off because the people in front especially first class, take their sweet time getting their luggage while the rest have to wait. Then my contacting flight only had 22 minutes to transboard."
Pros: "The flight was cool, i loved not having to get down the airplane in Costa Rica to conitnue to Guatemala."
Cons: "It was freezing, and they didn't offer blankets just while we were on the plane."
Pros: "We actually arrived earlier than schedule. Very impressed."
Cons: "No air conditioning, small gates, too crowded."
Cons: "El aeropuerto internacional de Panama es sencillamente horrible y extremadamente caro y ni siquiera wifi free hay para los pasajeros que como yo tenemos que hacer escala. La señal para llamar por teléfono usando mi propia proveedor. Es un aeropuerto del siglo pasado que ya es hora COPA que tiene su centro de operaciones pongan de su parte para hacer más placentero la estadía en ese aeropuerto; aeropuertos como el CR o el de Bogotá no más sale uno del avión y hay excelente wifi que le permite a uno estar en contacto con la familia."
Pros: "The aireplane in clean. And the people ver y gently"
Cons: "Board not very organized"
Pros: "No delays on departure. Smooth boarding process"
Pros: "2 free checked bags, and hot sandwich and drink in coach"
Cons: "Can't think on anything"
Pros: "Quick boarding"
Cons: "Poor customer service for our friend who had a problem with her ticket."
Cons: "Never answered the numbers I called when I got to the airport ended up having to rent with another company"
Pros: "Courteous staff, everything was on time, and the free meal and drinks (including alcohol) is a refreshing throwback to the old days."
Cons: "I already wrote this in their customer feedback, and I haven't gotten a response."
Cons: "Touch screen didn't work"
Pros: "I was looking to fly to Costa Rica and found a price offer for $70 through Volaris. I thought this was a good deal until I looked at the baggage policy. Turns out you have to pay for each bag,bringing my luggage total to $50. Thats when I noticed Copa Airlnes had the same price for airfare plus two free bags! I was sold. Overall great service!"
Cons: "Almost missed my flight due to flight being changed to a different gate than what was written in my ticket."
Cons: "Flights were delayed"
Pros: "Staffs were so kind and professional."
Pros: "The great service on bord at all time"
Cons: "The line we had to make at the checkin... but after that ok"
Pros: "The service overall is great. The airplane is comfortable. Airport in Panama has very good service. I would take Copa again."
Cons: "Me dañaron una maleta y ya puse el reclamo"
Pros: "love you guys!"
Cons: "Better bag prices"
Pros: "Excelent cree"
Cons: "They are overbooking flights."
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."
Cons: "Use American Airlines"
Cons: "Todo! Everything"
Cons: "- they call for parents and children’s and later they forgot us at the side. - No AC... - Bad Actitud from the stewardess. - 1:30 waiting for my baggage. - Incomplete luggage."
Pros: "Flight attendants were great"
Cons: "Todavía estoy en Fort Lauderdale no pudimos cojer el vuelo por un imprevisto en la carretera y a pesar de que llegamos 40 minutos antes el personal nos atendio demasiado mal no nos quisieron solucionar de ninguna forma es la primera vez q utilizamos esta aerolinia y su personal no sabe nada de servicio al cliente ni mucho menos de humanidad todavía estamos aquí en FLL viendo cómo solucionamos por nuestros medios pasa una vez dos no y más q pensábamos seguirlos utilizando y recomendarlos pero veo q lo q les interesa en asegurarse el dinero en sus cuantas y NO el bienestar de sus clientes"
Cons: "Helen the superviser dont let me go she is no good superviser no good no frienley no nathing"
Pros: "budget friendly ticket prices. smooth flight."
Cons: "The seats are extremely uncomfortable which made the trip unbearable. We basically have to pay for literally EVERYTHING (how could you not provide free coffee?) Baggage charges are ridiculous. They don't offer blankets and they don't have a first aid kit????? (good thing no one needed medical attention) We didn't leave on time (good thing we didn't have to go through customs here)"
Cons: "Flight cancelled"
Pros: "Timely and efficient boarding"
Cons: "Bare minimum but no complaints"
Pros: "The flights where on time"
Cons: "The lauggage I checked in arrived in San Jose completely demolished. I can't even carry it anymore. There is a big whole in my bag pack, so my close are hanging out and the shoulder strap is ripped of completely."
Pros: "STAY AWAY FROM THIS AIRLINE NOT WORTH THE SAVINGS AND YOU REALLY DON'T SAVE THAT MUCH AFTER YOU PAY FOR EVERYTHING"
Cons: "THIS IS A HORRIBLE COMPANY"
Cons: "No beverage additional seat and carry on charge."
Pros: "Everything it was nice"
Cons: "We were super delayed and the crew was very unhelpful. Wouldn't keep us updated and didn't know what was going on."
Cons: "Spirit canceled the flight and had to find me another one"
Cons: "Witnessed one very rude flight attendant. Additionally, the airline couldn't spare buying a few pens to help people fill out customs/immigration forms. Most uncomfortable seats I've ever been in."
Pros: "Getting to destination safe."
Cons: "Too .many to talk about. But the main thing is the airplanes are uncomfortable. The seats are awfully tight. The carryon baggage fee is highway robbery. I cannot wait for more competitive flights from Ft Lauderdale to Costa Rica. I only use Spirit for my Costa Rica trips."
Cons: "Delayed, poor service"
Pros: "Colorful crowd"
Pros: "So many add ons - you have to pay for a carryon. No upholstery on the backs of seats, tiny tray tables, no free water. Crowded. But we landed safe."
Pros: "Terrible customer service. Rude agents, poor understand of regulations, awful management."
Pros: "Not the seats"
Cons: "I don't know from which forbidden bowls of the earth Spirit conjured up these forsaken seats, but the wizard who did so much have been through a fresh divorce because these chairs are built from hate and spite. If you get off the plane with out needing to see a chiropractor, Spirit hasn't done their job."
Pros: "I like veey much the Crew and the counter attention I can't rate the entertainment for this flight, we didn't have any."
Cons: "I would like to have a free coffee or soda"
Pros: "on time"
Cons: "crammed space, small legroom"
Pros: "seats need better cushions"
Cons: "12 hour delay because of volcano ash. No other airlines delayed trips, and in fact upon arrival, the immigration official laughed and asked me if it was true that Spirit told us that they couldn't land when everyone else came in like normal all day."
Pros: "Good price, arrival on time. It is a nice flight if it is a short time on the air. No food, no fancy seats but the price for a little over 2 hours flight was ok."
Cons: "The take off was late, but the arrival was almost on time."
Cons: "Everything, complete lack of professionalism. You shouldn't even list this airline as an option. My trip was hell."
Pros: "I loved the crew they where amazing ! They made the whole flight laugh and feel special ."
Cons: "I didnt like that they dont give you anything to drink at all pr anything to eat for free"
Pros: "a flight attendant was attentive"
Cons: "$82 for overweight bag; wouldn't let me remove stuff"
Pros: "The aircraft was clean and the crew was nice"
Cons: "I was seated next to two heavy individuals, I couldn't even move I felt like I was suffocating, worst experience of my life"
Pros: "Friendly staff to makeup for the unprofessional services of the airline two and a half hour wait to checkin."
Cons: "What a waist the plane was full and we all had to get off the plane with all of our items..I tried to print my boarding pass on line but their system crashed and was not up to finish on line."
Cons: "Once they have your money the staff doesn't care. Lack of communication and over priced for the "quality""
Cons: "Not only do you have to pay extra to sit next to your traveling companion but I was also forced to pay an additional 40 bucks in order to leave San Jose CR. All other airlines include these taxes/fees in their ticket prices. Please factor in an additional 100 bucks for any Spirit prices once additional taxes and landing fees, baggage fees, seat costs, etc. also remember they wont even give you a free soda or 1 peanut on the flight."
Cons: "I have flown spirit a few times and each time all the staff from ground to stewards... are unfriendly, unhelpful, sour people. i believe it's because of your management style. I fly southwest and delta often and their staff is happy, helpful, delighted to be of service. while your fares are low, it's only 100$ more to fly better. and you coverup charges like departure taxes that are included with other fares in other airlines, so, hence, the fees, add up so quickly, it's become easier and more cost effective --even-- for the budget travelor to fly other airlines. we need friendly people in airlines. folks who love their jobs and treat each other respect. you can do a whole lot better Spirit airlines. really. everyone is becoming disgusted with your service."
Pros: "The boarding process was fast, which was nice. However, that is due to one of the things we did not like..."
Cons: "It cost money to carry on a bag! If it had been a small amount... $10-$15 or so, we would have shrugged it off, since the ticket price was lower than other airlines. However, to carry on a bag, it cost $53. To check a bag, it cost $50!! So no matter what, you are spending AT LEAST $50 more EACH WAY! If you were planning on carrying on a bag and checking, then you're really screwed. We were not informed of this when purchasing tickets. The airline hits you with it at check-in, so you really have no choice. Also, on the flight, there was no complimentary drinks. This doesn't bother me at all when it's a short flight, but for a flight that is over three hours, I feel it's the least they can do to offer a beverage. What also made the flight uncomfortable was that the seats did not recline, and the "tray table" was simply decoration. So even if I had decided to purchase a beverage, I would have no where to set it down because the tray table had no place for a cup. It was not big enough to even place a book or laptop on. It was a four hour flight, so I was planning on reading and working on my computer, but that did not end up happening. I would never use Spirit again. It was only $40 or so less than other airlines, and that is DEFINITELY NOT worth it."
Cons: "Arrived at the airport three hours early and still only just made the flight. When we arrived the lines were out of the door and we had to stand outside with no shade in 90 degree heat for half an hour until the line finally led us inside. We flew with Spirit two years ago to Mexico and experienced exactly the same issues. We thought this might have been a one off and so gave them another try this year. Never again. There are never enough agents at the desk and $50.00 per bag is ridiculous. For three of us, $300.00, OUTRAGOUS! I looked for lines at other airline desks and there were none. Don't be pulled in by the prospect of a cheaper flight. By the time you have taken into consideration all the extra charges for luggage, checking in online and selecting your seats, one of the most expensive carriers in the airline business. Seats don't recline and no padding!"
Cons: "On top of the general and unavoidable things that make spirit awful like the ridiculous prices you end up paying with all its extra fees, for a very poor experience, the planes are rarely on time. Mine was an hour and a half late, luckily this was a small delay compared to my last experience with Spirit. I don't know why I booked with them again but I won't be making that mistake anymore."
Cons: "Seats don't recline. High fees for luggage."
Cons: "All the extra fees for baggage."
Cons: "The ticket counters are a fiasco. I was charged several times for baggage. The attendant at the ticket counter refused to look at my receipt, just telling me to repay at the kiosk. We missed our connection, along with hundreds of other Spirit fliers. EVERYONE I talked with downed Spirit, indicating you wear poor customer service like a badge of honor. I spent an inordinate amount of extra money for my "inexpensive" flight. I am so utterly disappointed."
Pros: "nothing. GFY spirit."
Cons: "flights are never on time. if you have a connection flight you will miss it. please listen to me and fly another airline."
Pros: "Its cheap."
Cons: "I realize we are a captive audience, but with four flights total on this trip the credit card commercial the in flight crew had to perform each time really started to make me angry. No one likes Spam or pop up ads. This was worse."
Cons: "Baggage fee"
Cons: "Waiting to check in was horrible, stood in line for one hour,..someone was heated clearing missed his flight another couple missed flight. Why does it takes so long to reroute your guest. There were 10 or so agents way down the other in and am excorted in a line with three agents.. then one goes on break. Then a supervisor clearly upset, everyone giving her hugs..darn it all you are busy. then two guys who look like IT people start working on the computers..Man!"
Cons: "Everything. Delays. Cancelled flights. Missed connections"
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