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The duration of a nonstop flight to Minneapolis from Grand Rapids is typically 3h 46m. The journey crosses a distance of 406 miles.
In normal times, a total of 128 direct flights connect Grand Rapids to Minneapolis weekly. On average, there are 18 departures per day.
The cheapest return flight ticket from Grand Rapids to Minneapolis found by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours was for $129 on United Airlines, followed by Frontier ($167). One-way flight deals have also been found from as low as $65 on United Airlines and from $129 on American Airlines.
No, a passport isn't needed to fly from Grand Rapids to Minneapolis. However, local authorities might ask for an official ID.
Delta (13 flights per day), KLM (2 flights per day), and Aeromexico (2 flights per day) are the most frequent flyers of this route.
When flying from Grand Rapids to Minneapolis, you should consider leaving on a Friday and avoid Thursdays if you are looking for the best rates. For your return to Grand Rapids, you’ll find the best rates on Mondays and the most expensive ones on Fridays.
When flying out of Grand Rapids you will be using Grand Rapids Gerald R. Ford Intl. You will be landing at Minneapolis, also known as Minneapolis St Paul.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
"There was a lady pilot. She helped an older lady get on and off the plane and she helped me with my crabby children get off the plane. It meant the world to me. One of the flight attendants was berating a family in front of me about the 2 year old child’s inability/willingness to wear a mask. I am all for wearing masks, but a little child who doesn’t understand why it’s important to wear a mask and is melting down - is it really that important. I understand the need to follow policy’s."
"I loved the hospitality of the crew, they were a great crew. What I didn’t like was how the airport I was going to be in for a layover closed down due to it raining in the area. I missed my connecting flight, and got put on a flight that departed 8 hours from the time I arrived to the airport. I also have no news on where my luggage is."
"1/2 late for no reason"
Pros: "The flight from EWR to MSP was extremely quiet. No loud engine noises."
Cons: "We were vert disappointed at the Newark Airport - the Delta Club was closed and there had been no notification prior to arriving at the airport. I certainly missed that early morning coffee."
Pros: "I loved all the updated COVID protocols and the commitment to a safe comfortable flight. The crew did everything possible to ensure the trace experience was as smooth as it possibly could have been and showed a great deal of patience with my family of five that moves kinda slow sometimes."
Cons: "Biscoff cookies in every snack bag. Those cookies one of the most integral parts of flying delta for me"
Cons: "Soda or coffee served during the flight could have enhanced their service."
Cons: "No leg room on this plane"
Cons: "Loved it!"
Cons: "The exit row that I paid up for, for leg room, didn't have extra leg room. First world problems."
Pros: "The crew was fantastic, and the flight was one of the smoothest I've been on."
Cons: "I didn't flight because I was tested Covid-19 positive ! I am waiting for AeroMexico to contact me to get and flight back to Minneapolis !"
Pros: "Enthusiastic and honest/informative pilot"
Pros: "Arriving 40 minutes ahead of schedule. Delta makes more an effort to provide spacing between passengers and provides sanitizer wipes both on boarding and with the snack pack."
Pros: "Feeling Covid safe."
Cons: "More attention to those not wearing masks properly ."
Cons: "A quick drink service would have been nice, it was provided on the same flight going the opposite direction"
Pros: "I felt safe on this flight. Middle seats were empty, plane seemed clean, masks, etc. were in place. I flew Sun Country a few weeks prior to this and flight was overcrowded and COVID precautions were way insufficient."
Pros: "Smooth flight early arrival crew was excellent"
Cons: "Nothing I enjoy delta"
Pros: "I honestly like the fact they load the plane from the back to front rows."
Cons: "Additional snacks and drinks cannot be purchased. It would be nice to have more bottled water or additional selections."
Pros: "The snacks and water were great. Smooth flight."
Cons: "This was a great short flight."
Pros: "I really liked having some of the seats left empty, to decrease risk of Covid-19"
Cons: "The man in the window aisle took off his face mask shortly after take-off, and the flight attendants ignored it, until I requested attention, more than 40 minutes later. They should be paying more attention to face mask wearing!"
Pros: "Seat average for a small jet"
Cons: "The AC was not cool enough, but tolerable"
Pros: "Funny. Kind. attentive."
Cons: "Mechanical issue put us out late, then weather kept us circleing for another 45 minutes. Spent the night at msp had to fly out the next day to final destination."
Pros: "Slept the whole way. Served wine."
Cons: "Original flight changed- had me arriving after second flight took off. Delta didn’t fix it. Spent 5 hours changing it. Rebooked flight was delayed- they rebooked to the next day at the last minute then, got me out same night but 3 Hours from my original airport."
Pros: "No middle searing."
Cons: "The tv did not work. The temperature was hot the whole flight. No airflow."
Pros: "The crew really was amazing. Friendly. Communicative."
Cons: "Socially distancing worked well on the plane because the middle seats are not occupied, snacks are bagged and the head flight attendant was funny and gave an inspirational message on the PSA at the gate and when we landed."
Pros: "Precautions taken appropriate"
Cons: "Environmental controls, it was a little warm. Seats seemed more uncomfortable than usual. Air vents, lights, too far from aisle seats."
Pros: "Crew was very welcoming and nice"
Cons: "There was a lot of empty space on the plane I wish they would’ve spaced passengers out evenly."
Cons: "Temperature control. Information about the delay"
Cons: "Temperature inside airplane extremely hot."
Cons: "Food offered in first"
Cons: "I fly regular this was an excellent flight"
Cons: "The person next to me"
Cons: "Delays, delays, delays... first class ticket from BOS to MSP got me a 6 hour delay and a middle seat in econ main cabin at the back of the plane. Delta you suck!"
Pros: "Everything was perfect and most of all ON TIME Thank you Delta!"
Cons: "I hate the biscuits and water... really? On a 3hrs and 30 minutes flight. You guyz can do better"
Pros: "Very friendly crew"
Cons: "Lack of subtitles on available movies & series"
Pros: "Overall experience was awesome. Always love to fly delta. Nice spacious and clean aircraft. Enjoyed the entertainment system."
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "Movie selection was great!"
Pros: "Nothing really"
Cons: "Flight delay further to the 30 minutes additional 20 min due to crew being not there"
Pros: "Entertainment options"
Cons: "Late pickup, then no gate at stopover causing is to miss our flight as we sat on the tarmac. Got on next flight, 5 hours later, the literal last row of the plane right in front of the bathroom, you know, those seats that don't recline? Travelling with a cranky two year old, made pains to select seats for maximum child comfort and it all flew out the window. Arrived at destination and sat, again, waiting for a gate. Signed up for sky miles previously based on good experiences, but this was one lane thing after another. Advice? Don't act like you're doing me a favor when asking people to check bags cause then it's "free"."
Cons: "After waiting patiently through a 3 hour delay we were inbound to Minneapolis. We were set to arrive at 9:45 pm and there were multiple 10 pm connections. Delta flew into the furthest gate away, didn't communicate with the connecting flights to give it 5 more minutes and didn't have transportation waiting to bring us top our connections. After ruining across the entire length of the MSP concourse I arrived at 9:58 only to be told they already left. Worst communication I've ever seen. Delta should be ashamed."
Pros: "the upgraded seats with the new headrests were great. the pilots & crew did a great job despite the more-than-average turbulence."
Cons: "lack of any entertainment options whatsoever (not necessary but always a nice-to-have). More importantly, the fact that I checked-in with seat 14 and ended-up, seemingly randomly, in seat 28 (the back of the plane) when I had SPECIFICALLY selected a seat in the FRONT section of the plane. That was particularly annoying, especially since the optics of the situation were such that I used miles to purchase the flight and got "screwed-over" with respect to my seat selection as if my ticket held less weight than other passengers..."
Cons: "Plane was supposed to depart at 9:09pm. An announcement was made that in Atlanta which is Delta hub, there were no flight attendants for the flight so we had to wait for another crew to fly in. That's just unporfessiknal. To make matters worse, the gate agents didn't make announcements even if just to say we know this isn't good and we will update you asap even if just to tell you we are still waiting on word. Total silence and seeing the gate agents laugh and talk amongst each other was pretty bad."
Cons: "I showed up 2 hrs before the flight. Was told the flight from Toronto to Minn was delayed 30 minutes and go stand in line to speak to an agent. There were approx 20 in line yet only 2 gate agents at 4:30pm. One of the gate agents kept helping the Premium members and bypassing the standard line. The other agent was in a coma as his average person at counter was 10 min. Finally get to counter and they hand me a boarding pass going via Salt Lake in 30 minutes. But has a 3 hrs layover in SL. I then get to US Custom check for US residents re-entering and the line was a good 30 minute wait. You would think the Delta folks would have accounted for that line. I had to ask everyone in front of them if I could skip in front as the plane was now departing in 10 min. I had to then run on a bum knee and was the last to board. The agent at gate was saying we were calling your name but did they think I could have been stuck in customs? On that short of a window they should have walked me through Customs to make sure I got on a flight they wanted me to take versus my scheduled flight."
"Check-in was a nightmare. At least half the self-serve kiosks were out of printer paper so were out of service. It was chaos. No one was directing traffic, so you had to hope you were in the right line. We finally got to a kiosk and checked in, and printed one bag tag for checked baggage. We were in line to drop off the checked bag, and the lady working that station just walked away and didn’t come back. After we waited a bit, another person in line went to ask at the nearby counter if the bag check person was coming back, and she wasn’t, so we had to find a new line and wait all over again. Once we got our bag dropped off and our tickets, the rest was easy. The security line went quickly, and the terminal was clean and nice. Our flight was great and the flight crew was excellent. I think if someone had kept up with the kiosk printers, a lot of the check-in headaches and stress would have been solved."
Pros: "Quick flight time even though we left late."
Cons: "Needed larger plane. The passengers were smashed together in small seats."
Pros: "Clear instructions, clean plane, flight on time."
Cons: "Getting food service back on plains."
Cons: "Great flight"
Cons: "We were packed in during coronavirus. I am never flying American again. Profits over health"
Cons: "Made it a smaller flight. It was a lot of people on the plane! We could not practice social distancing"
Cons: "DCA poorly organized"
Pros: "Boarding was quick and well organized. Crew was friendly."
Cons: "By the time the snack service was completed, the plane was already descending and the crew had to pick up the service items before people had a chance to finish."
Cons: "App continued to crash. Couldnt watch movies."
Pros: "The was plenty of leg room."
Cons: "One flight attendant was pretty unfriendly."
Pros: "I've been flying Spirit lately to save money, so know that this is my comparison. American Airlines staff were friendly and helpful, the website was easy to use for things such as changing seats and adding bags, and I really appreciate the updates from AA via email and text. I appreciate the snack."
Cons: "No complaints."
Pros: "All was good"
Cons: "Nothing to complain about."
Cons: "There was a 1.5 hour weather delay."
Cons: "5 hour delay including multiple gate changes, being pulled off the runway and poor communication"
Pros: "Customer service"
Pros: "Busy but kind stewardesses"
Cons: "Please offer another snack option besides carboard flavored pretzels."
Pros: "The crew was excellent. Grabbed me a blanket. Did not mind the small plane."
Cons: "Bumpy ride."
Cons: "Flight was delayed for more than 4 hours with little communication from staff as to why, gate was changed to a gate across the airport."
Cons: "As usual the small plane and bare bones flight service makes for a horrible flight 3 hours late 4th flight on American that has had insane schedule problems"
Cons: "Condescending staff, lackadaisical crew, pitiful excuses of why we were delayed."
Cons: "Seat was uncomfortable, no entertainment, barely a snack. Sadness."
Cons: "A two-stop flight turned into a three-stop flight and lost connecting flights!"
Pros: "This is such a quick flight, and the staff made it quite easy."
Cons: "My in Flight Wi-Fi did not work. Not a huge deal, because it's such a quick flight, but it is a little Annoying, and may have just been a bad day for the system."
Pros: "Boarded on time. Concierge met me at baggage check to direct me to the queue I needed. (Two days ago, no concierge, and I spent 15 min in the wrong line to check a special-handling bag.)"
Cons: "25 min to get from late push-back to throttle-up. Late arrival at destination."
Pros: "not much, on time, but that is a low standard of something to like"
Cons: "Crew attitude,"
Cons: "The desk people were aggressively unhelpful when I asked for advice on getting a jacket back that I had left my previous flight (less than an hour earlier). They treated me with derision and ridicule because my previous flight was with a different airline, an airline that is closely enough associated with American that they booked me on an American flight. It should have been possible to at least talk to someone that could address my situation but now I'm stuck with the likely loss of something important to me and a strong dislike of American airlines. I'm probably just salty because it happened yesterday though. I'll get over the jacket eventually and probably fly with American again. But I will always resent them."
Pros: "Felt very quick, I supposed after a 15+ hour flight from Sydney."
Cons: "As always tight seats."
Pros: "The touch down at MSP. Was sitting over the wing and barely felt it."
Cons: "Was told carry on needed to be checked because there wasn't any more overhead room for my 9X14X16. So then I had to dig through it at the gate to remove lithium batteries and it took an additional 20+ minutes at MSP to get to baggage claim/wait/claim bag. There was plenty of room in overhead storage for my bag."
Pros: "Crew; snacks are okay, but could be better."
Cons: "Coffee is always burnt; overhead compartments too small; too little space for legs."
Pros: "Nothing. Still waiting on New Years to see if AA get us back to MSP"
Cons: "Made me check my carry-on because they claimed the bones were full and they weren't. Not even close."
Pros: "Perfect quiet comfy flight"
Pros: "Boarding and flight were on time."
Cons: "New cheap fare is honestly offensive trash."
Pros: "Smooth ride and friendly helpful airline atendents."
Cons: "it was an hour late"
Pros: "My flight experience with Etihad Airway was fantastic. I will recommend anyone to flight with Etihad. Thank you for your great service Etihad crews. I will flight with you again soon."
Pros: "The in-flight snack and the flight attendants on the flight were great."
Cons: "I tried to standby for an earlier flight on a first class ticket but I was told that's almost impossible as people waiting for upgrades have priority over me, so they may be able to get me a seat but in Economy. So, AA has no problem having a First Class ticketed passenger traveling in Economy and ticketed Economy passengers flying in First Class. Well, I do have a problem with that and didn't stand for it."
Cons: "Female attendant on 11/22 mpls>Dallas-Fort was very rude."
Cons: "3 hour delay - no compensation."
Cons: "After having my flight delayed 4 hours causing me to miss my connection, I was placed stand by on a different flight through another city so I could try and make it home on time. I was the first person in line for stand by, but the flight was full so I knew it was a long shot. Waiting at the gate, I was excited because one person didn't show and they were giving him a two minute wait time before I could board. During this wait time a woman passenger came over and said she had just been given a ticket change at the gate counter. The agent at the gate was furious because the flight was sold out and said the woman should not have received a ticket, but should have been placed on stand by. She went over and scolded the other agent for this mistake. Okay, so she should've been placed on STAND BY behind me in line. After the unprofessional arguing between the two agents, they both admitted it was a mistake and she should be second in line for stand by, BUT they did not honor this and placed her on the plane bumping me. Needless to say, I missed my connecting flight because of this and extremely inconvenienced my family and in addition had to pay an extra 75 dollars out of my pocket to keep my dogs at their kennel an extra night because I arrived home 5 hours after expected. I understand that flights end up getting delayed and the agents are doing the best they can to accommodate travelers, but admitting a mistake and not fixing it to make it right is unacceptable. I notified American Airlines of my situation and only received a form letter with enough miles to get me 1/8 of a flight. I don't even care about the miles because I don't plan to ever fly with them again, I want the money for the dog kennel I had to pay extra. I was visiting my husband who serves in the US Army causing separation from our family for long periods of time and this extra headache and expense due to the mistake of American Airlines was disheartening."
Pros: "Love the new entertainment on your own phone"
Cons: "Boarding took forever due to people's luggage in the overhead."
Cons: "Budget Rental, OMG 55 min wait in the parking lot before some would check myself and several other renters. NEVER use budget again. Its not that they were understaffed. I saw Budget employees standing around doing nothing. On a side note the inside of the car was coated with a white cleaning solution, windows were dirty, and windshield fluid was empty."
Cons: "It was freezing."
Pros: "The boarding process was simple. We left on time and arrived early."
Cons: "The flight was absolutely freezing and the air was incredibly dry."
Pros: "The flight crew was exetrmely helpful"
Cons: "Even for a more room seat it was a bit tight"
Cons: "A passenger seated next to me threw up all over me as we landed. We were seated towards the back, we should of been let out first because when I say threw up, I mean he THREW UP!! And the hosts looked less than pleased and just handed us paper towels to clean it up. Just not very friendly."
Pros: "The crew was great."
Cons: "There were no phone chargers and no snacks."
Pros: "Typical flight"
Pros: "Comfortable seat"
Cons: "There wasn’t much for social distancing. Was kind of disappointed."
Pros: "The airline tried to keep us as comfortable as possible in the airport. The crew was fantastic."
Cons: "Since we were in DC, I don't know why it took four hours to bring in another plane, since we were so close to major cities."
Pros: "Not much interaction with crew Felt crammed in"
Cons: "More leg room And don’t slam overheads so hard"
Cons: "Flight left 2.5 hrs late. Had to wait on tarmac 45 minutes then had to change planes and run to other end of Chicago airport. My friend was in a wheelchair so extremely inconvenient."
Cons: "Free wifi"
Pros: "The crew did their best considering we were 3 hrs delayed and there were no snacks for any of the passengers."
Cons: "Three hr delay with a 15 month old never good and not having snacks for passengers never good."
Cons: "Transfer from international (T5) to T1 at O'Hare is very unpleasant..Generally O'Hare is a terrible airport."
Pros: "Better comfortable seats. And snack options"
Pros: "Service was very good, they were on time and considering the flight time food was good too."
Cons: "Pay for food, cold on plane entire time, everyone bundled up in blankets, jackets but staff friendly"
Cons: "It was delayed due to my earlier trip but united tried to get me a connection which was atleaogood. The overall trip was 24 hours and due to all these delays my trip took 31 hours."
Cons: "The flight was delayed for a half hour. No one announced anything about the delay until we were almost leaving. It would have been nice to at least share what was happening and when we could expect to leave. Delays are always frustrating but especially so late at night and when no information is given."
Pros: "Our family was able to sit together"
Cons: "The flight left late It arrived late and we sat out away from the gate for 15-20 minutes before getting up to the gate to deplane."
Pros: "Standard, quick domestic flight home. Nothing special."
Cons: "I paid for power, entertainment and dinner and I got none of that. My legs were FAR too long for sitting there. I am a disabled vet, the whole trip was PAINFUL."
Cons: "Still sitting anothee 6 hours until departure"
Pros: "Crew was nice"
Cons: "Wi-Fi dropped for an extended period of time during the flight. Seat was not comfortable."
Pros: "Each flight I was on, the seats were roomy and comfortable. I don't like to fly, but I have to admit, I felt pretty good on these flights. I get scared when it's bumpy, but I guess that's just life in the air."
Cons: "Not much"
Pros: "Boarded quickly and on time!"
Pros: "Left early and arrived early"
Cons: "I wish I knew I couldn't bring my carry on with me!!! United is always finding ways to screw the passenger's experience. I have a wedding to go to and needed my small duffle carry on with me and because I got a "basic economy" ticket, this was not possible. Some forewarning of this insanity would have been helpful! Really so annoyed!"
Cons: "Many delays I can't believe you're making people pay now $25 to check Carry on bags. That makes me want to use Delta every single time"
Pros: "I got some unexpected exercise running to three different gates that turned out to be wrong yet UAL sent the entire plane to each gate only to send us back to the initial gate."
Cons: "Apparent lack of planning and coordination on part of UAL when confronted with mechanical problem in initial plane."
Cons: "Delayed. Missed connection. Happens too often. Moving my business to southwest."
Pros: "I survived."
Cons: "Just before takeoff we had to abort and the crew slammed on the brakes. It was entirely frightening. We sat on the runway for a long time after that while the crew did not have clear answers for what was happening or why. Several things happened while we were on that plane that were unnerving for the passengers. So much so that at least one passenger threw up. Very scary. We did end up taking that plane on to our destination two hours later, but it was the worst flight experience of my life."
Cons: "Terrible customer service. Will never fly united again."
Pros: "Flight attendants were very nice. The plane was clean."
Cons: "The economy seats are TOO CLOSE TOGETHER. Attendants NEED to be more aware of the size of carry-on items and the amount each person brings onto the plane. People in the front 10 rows of the plane should not be putting their luggage in the back, taking up space so people in groups 3-5 have space to put their luggage."
Cons: "There was a very large couple sitting in seat to my right. I'm 6'3 250 so not small. It had a rear bathroom and I had people banging on me the whole flight!!!!!! She could have moved some people around!!!! The worst flight of my life!!!! It's about customer service."
Pros: "Nice new plane"
Cons: "We were not seated together and had to pay 84 dollars to get preferred seating together and this was booked 2 mos ago???"
Cons: "I did not have an assigned seat upon arrival despite buying the ticket several days in advance. I almost was bumped. VERY FRUSTRATING."
Pros: "Liked the leg room. Flights were on time"
Cons: "Glass of soda with more ice than soda kinda sucked."
Pros: "Never will fly United again. First flight left early and we missed it.second re-flight arrived late to get us so we arrived too late to get our next flight. Here we are spending all our money in airports and a cheap motel in Chicago in the rain instead of being in Florida with our family."
Pros: "The crew was very considerate and nice to all passengers."
Cons: "It took forever to board and people had to move because the plane was unbalanced. That shouldn't happen in 2016."
Pros: "Everything went smoothly and quickly, (e.g. check in, baggage, seat and storage) Staff were helpful and friendly."
Pros: "First of all, the crew was amazing. I had just been traveling for about 20 hours and I had a seat towards the back of the economy section. After traveling that long, I was getting antsy to be at my destination, and I asked the gate agent if she could bump me to a row towards the front of economy- thankfully the plane wasn't full, and she was able to! It's the little things like that, that are what make me fly United. Also, the cabin crew on the flight was great! Of course, the economy section of the plane wasn't an ideal amount of space, but come on- it was an hour flight, and they did a good job of trying to spread people out so that the rows weren't packed."
Cons: "Boarding took a little longer because the plane was being cleaned. I believe they said the overnight flight got in a little late and they still had to clean the plane. We boarded late, but still got to our destination early. Negative turned into a positive- you can't beat that!"
Pros: "This flight was very relaxing as it could be. I do not like to fly but the crew made it very easy to relax and get comfortable."
Pros: "This was a nonstop flight with Air Canada, in cooperation with United Airlines"
Cons: "A small plane, crowded and full, for a non stop, international flight. Obviously, United prefers to use the larger, more comfortable planes for flights through their hub in Chicago- which is always a hot mess!"
Pros: "The flight attendants were great, and the in cabin experience went smoothly."
Cons: "It took over half an hour, for the plane to depart from the runway. In addition, the gate was changed three times without overhead announcements from O'Hare."
Pros: "It was my grandson's first plane ride. They let us board early because I was managing two carry on suitcases. The flight was smooth and he loved the apple juice. He learned so much by looking out the window and seeing the ground and the clouds."
Pros: "Internet, tv"
Cons: "Flight was 1.75 hours late"
Pros: "This is not a long flight (Grand Rapids, MI to Newark, NJ: just under 2 hours). There was a minor delay for departure of 20 minutes that Kayak and United kept us well aware of. The Grand Rapids, Ml airport is one of my new favorites -it's small, friendly, comfortable and quick and easy to navigate."
Pros: "Price was good. Flight attendant was particularly good and promptly checked and verified I had a wheelchair secured for Mpls. Alll flight attendants held positive personable attitude. Arrived on time"
Cons: "No wifi. No movie."
Cons: "One of the crew members was very mean towards some people I was sitting near. They were older and didn't realize that once we pushed off you had to remain in your seat and she came and told them they were breaking the law and would be arrested for standing up, in such a nasty tone they didn't say another word the whole flight. When we were offered something to drink they declined. I jumped out of my seat realized I forgot to ask where the bags were placed that were collected on the jet bridge and went back to ask if they were in baggage claim or not and she yelled at me for turning around and told me she could not speak me because I had exited the plane already."
Pros: "Super comfortable seats"
Cons: "No entertainment no food no wifi"
Cons: "Our plane was delayed leaving Grand Rapids. Once in Houston there was no gate available causing another 10 minute delay. All bags were required to be checked plane side so once we finally got off the plane it took another 10 minutes to get our bags. Many passengers had tight connections and had to rush to their next flight. My connection was already tight as it was - and I had to go to a completely different terminal very far from where I was to catch it. Five of us were on that flight connecting to San Diego. We finally made it to the gate. The plane was still there but the door was closed so we were not allowed to board. It was the last flight out so we were stranded in Houston overnight. This caused me to miss a very important medical appointment this morning - and to have to cancel client sessions leading to a significant loss of income."
Pros: "Price and convenience."
Cons: "There was a very loud mom and her 5 kids and they got moved up to where my son and I were in the front. I paid for those seats and really was annoyed that they "upgraded" the kids family for free. Especially considering how loud they were."
Pros: "The price, not the charges for the luggage, carry ons."
Cons: "Less repeated opportunities to sign up for the additional charges for carry-on, seat selections which was overkill. There are enough solicitous emails to dodge without having to say no to the same question over and over. It seems sneaky, breeding mistrust. We were delayed about 30 min. because of a crew change, had to wait for the crew to arrive. I don't understand this- if I knew the flight was leaving a month earlier, why couldn't the airline have crew there to fly the plane as scheduled?"
Pros: "i got to sit by my friend"
Cons: "during a pandemic you’d think people would be spaced out but there were people coughing all over me and i’m literally going to visit my mom and if she gets sick she’s going to die"
Pros: "The price was awesome. The baggage people were very easy to work with."
Cons: "The only thing that the crew did for us was to stand and look at us while we came aboard and then show the safety demonstration and then go through the cabin once with a trash bag. I was curious why there were four of them when it seemed like they basically had nothing to do."
Pros: "The flight was on time. Crew was fine, but I had limited interaction with them."
Pros: "Crew was great, quick clear and to the point."
Cons: "I logged into the app the night before my flight and purchased a bag just fine. On the day of my travels I could not get logged into the app and every email I received sent me to the website. I even made a new password and I could still not get into the app? It was frustrating and made me nervous. Good thing I saved my ticket to my Apple Wallet the night before as I was dealing with these issues."
Cons: "Crew was snarky towards passengers. Short tempered and just seemed bothered by people."
Pros: "a320, arrived early"
Cons: "very inconvenient terminal - make shift terminal and boarding - had better in third word airports"
Pros: "Cheap ticket."
Cons: "2 hour delay, packed flight."
Pros: "Crew was very kind."
Cons: "Baggage claim took about 1 hour to just check a bag. Frontier consistently disappoints, and I will not be flying again. Once boarded, no complimentary food/beverage. Flight was rocky and this can’t be helped, but what a miserable flying experience overall."
Cons: "Free non-alcoholic beverages at least."
Pros: "Great price. Great staff."
Pros: "Good flight, great crew!"
Cons: "No movie screen or WiFi options. Seats didn’t recline."
Cons: "Flight was very late despite good weather at departure and arrival City, then stuck on the tarmac for an hour because they couldn’t find a gate agent to bring us in. Also was asked if I wanted to tip when charged $2.99 for a cup of coffee on board. When my daughter was trying to get flight info online when I was circling in the air, the airlines website said I had already landed. Then she could not get anyone from the airline on the phone. Worst customer service and flight management ever."
Cons: "No snacks"
Pros: "Crew, smooth flight"
Cons: "No more free stuff. Can't purchase anything with cash. Carry on baggage cost VERY high at $45/bag. Not enough free seats. Charged $11 for seat"
Pros: "They got us there and the flight crew was again pleasant."
Cons: "The 1/2-hour delay out of San Jose, followed by a 3.5 hour delay in Denver. The gate staff and the Customer "Disservice" staff that were condescending, rude, and knew nothing about why we were delayed. "It just says station delayed. I have no idea what that is. We'll tell you when the new departure time is when we know it." The hours without any update of status so we had no idea if we could leave the gate area to get something to eat and drink. The gate agent who stared at the passengers like each was a major inconvenience to her day while she chatted with the tall good looking passenger and was all smiles. Loved getting home at 2am rather than 11 pm when we were supposed to arrive. Made that 2 hour drive home so much more fun! Thanks, Frontier!!"
Pros: "I bought my one way ticket from DEN to MSP for less than $10 bucks. How did I pull this off? - I bought it from a gate agent AT the airport (thus avoiding the convenience fee that comes with buying online) - I did not check a bag - I brought a small bag that was considered a "personal item" (this is free, but there are some very important sizing restrictions to check on their website. If your bag is too big, you WILL be charged a lot more) - I did not select my seat, or the seats of the people that were traveling with me (they ended up putting us all together, anyway) If you look at any of the other reviews that complain about Frontier (or Spirit, who pretty much has the same business model), you can tell these people hadn't prepared for the "ultra low fare" experience. With a little homework (and legwork!), you can save your money for the best part of your vacation... relaxing at your final destination!"
Cons: "The padding in the seats is very thin, but, again, you get what you paid for!"
Cons: "The stress of almost missing flight."
Pros: "Despite a slight weather delay, the trip was excellent. Staff, crew both helpful and efficient. Got plane loaded quickly and made sure we knew status of delay. Would recommend Frontier to friends in future."
Cons: "No Internet but yet they have internet to run my visa for drinks"
Pros: "Crew was friendly and welcoming."
Cons: "Wished I was aware of the charging for carry-on policy. Flight ended up costing me a additional $90 ($45 each way). I picked this flight because it was the "cheapest," turns out it wasn't. Also ridiculous that they charge for any beverage other than tap water."
Pros: "All the Frontier employees were courteous and helpful."
Cons: "it is extremely cramped on these planes. Extremely. The seats seem to be made for someone who is 5'9 or under. Paying $30 each way for checked baggage seems very steep!"
Pros: "Price! A comped beverage! The miracle of human flight!"
Cons: "Hey guys, I had a rather interesting experience on my flight to MSP that I thought I would let you in on. I know most would rather punch up their flight as a TERRIBLE, AWFUL experience. I'd rather give you the full story because I know there's another person on the other end of this, like me, just trying to get through the day. I decided to upgrade to seat 1D. I was excited for my trip and I wanted to start it off by having a good seat and a quick exit. When I boarded, however, there was already someone in my seat. So I shuffled to the side where the flight crew prepares drinks. A crew member approached me. "Someone in your seat?" she asked kindly. "Yes," I replied. "Yeah..." she trailed off. I expected her to ask the person to find her seat. This did not happen. I never got a straight answer but I surmised that this person had a physical ailment of some kind, or perhaps children that needed to be attended to. Whatever the case, I stood in the same spot while the entire plane filled. I really wasn't angry - just quite confused. The crew seemed just as confused. It was the last flight of the day - they looked tired. I don't blame them. The crew ended up having to shuffle more than me to row 13 - an exit row, to their credit. An aisle exit row seat is a fine seat. One crew member even offered a comped beverage, which I gladly accepted. The flight took a little late. We arrived in Minneapolis safe and sound. I suppose I was - and still am - confused as to why there is an option to pick a specific seat if there is a chance that specific seat is more of a suggestion on the passenger's part. What if I also had physical ailments that necessitated that seat? What if I had children booked to fly with me? It was all slightly confusing. Overall, it was not a bad experience and I've already booked another flight with Frontier. But the idea of choosing specific seats only to not get that specific seat has dissuaded me from paying that extra money. I hope this all makes sense and that you are enjoying the new year and staying warm. Blessings to you and yours."
Pros: "Excellent value! Decent seat to sit in for 3.5hrs. I gave one star for food because I didn't buy any food that was offered, after all I was only on the plane for 4 hrs total. Smooth ride compared to other passenger reviews, my only other time in a plane was very rough@ landing@ O'Hare Chicago during bad weather, that pilot got a round of applause. I will look to use Frontier Airlines again if I ever fly anywhere."
Cons: "I would have liked internet access but there didn't seem to be any. I would have paid $5 more for WiFi. The seats are a bit cramped but for $50 I wasn't expecting barca-loungers. Since I have only flown once before in my life I was interested in hearing and understanding the safety instructions given by the flight attendant, but she spoke so fast that I (with some hearing loss) couldn't follow her words. I couldn't make much sense of the picture book instructions either because there were few words of actual direction."
Pros: "Absolutely nothing"
Cons: "Late taking off, didn't have to pay for a carry on to our destination, but did on the way back. Took over an hour to get our luggage. Seats were hard as a rock and tray tables barely held our phones. I will never fly with frontier again!"
Cons: "I want to start by saying i am totally disappointed in this airline. I am currently in Orlando my flight was supposed to leave at 11:25am today. I have stood in 4 lines twice in lines that the attendent left to go socialize and one i waited for over an hour and than into a secound for well over an hour. I informed them i have a severely autistic son and needed to find a way home as soon as possible. Mind you while all of them watched my son go in and out of meltdowns countinually hitting me. Needless to say in spite of not getting a flight today and being told they can get me on the earliest flight on Thursday and they supply no lodging. No appology no nothing!!! In the midst of it all i met some angels. Ones that hung out and forgave my son for hitting them, let Mazi play with their ears and went looking for people to help us. I even had a woman come up to me and look for flights for me and my son and offered to write a check to get me and my son home. This same woman put $300.00 in my hand to help me. Her name Tracy Morgan from Florida! So inspite of the awful treatment from this airline i am blessed beyond mesure from the human heart of people I have never met and the love and kindness they shared with me and my son! Found a flight tomorrow thanks to my mom leaving at 8am from a different airline. The resort offered to let us stay for another night free of charge."
Pros: "On time, went smoothly. Didn't buy any food"
Cons: "On line check in confused me and I bought baggage plan I didn't want. Called rep and she said she would remove charge for a fee but so far it is still on my credit card. She added another baggage fee to my credit card. Was unable after that use the on line check in as it insisted I owed money. Was able to get boarding pass at the check in counter with no more fees. Very confusing"
Cons: "Seemed like a good price until I booked and then had to pay for add on such as a carry on piece of luggage. They also gave a sales pitch onboard about "their" credit card. Seats were crowded and uncomfortable. The flight attendants seemed as if they would have rather been anywhere but helping passengers. Both flights were late not due to weather. After booking this flight with all of the ad ons, I found I could have flown Sun Country or Delta for less - and next time I will use another airline."
Pros: "I had no problems with the crew or employees at frontier."
Cons: "I was aware that this airline charged for carry-on's and beverages that other airline companies usually provide fee of charge. However, there were several other issues that I had that soured the experience for me. First of all, the seats were considerably less comfortable. The backs of the chairs were plastic, the try table was so small it might as well not have been there at all, and the leg room was terrible. On the way back there was a line of about 300 people at the Frontier desk to check baggage. I don't know if they simply did not staff appropriately, or if there were too many flights scheduled to take off around the same time, but I've never seen anything like it. They did attempt to fix the issue by pulling the people who had sooner flights to the front of the line, which I was thankful for or I would have certainly missed the flight. However, this could have been avoided by planning flights more appropriately, and certainly was not the most fair approach. Finally, we had to wait for about 45 minutes for our checked bag after the flight as well. This could have been the fault of the airport itself, but I've never had an issue with baggage at this airport before. Overall, I don't think the extra saving was worth it, and I'll likely be flying with a different airline in the future"
Cons: "Seats were uncomfortable, not being able to take a free carry on snd it took a long time for lauggages to come."
Pros: "Smooth boarding, on time departure and early arrival by few minutes, continuous updates about safety during flight from the crew."
Cons: "I really would think supplying water for passengers without a cost would be very nice as water is a basic necessity of life. I am glad I had my own . The overall low cost is definitely off set by all the extra charges for drinks, snacks and especially the luggage."
Cons: "My bags were lost and there was nobody there to help me or answer my questions, and nobody was answering my phone calls. The website was not helpful either"
Pros: "The tickets are cheap for a reason. There was no in-flight entertainment, and no complimentary snacks. This is all fine, it's just something to note in comparison to competitors."
Cons: "Pay attention to their baggage fees. If you can cram everything you need into a personal item size bag, then you won't have to pay extra. Anything else is going to run you at least $25 each way."
Pros: "The crew is friendly and courteous."
Cons: "I don't like not being able to sit with the person I am flying with unless I pay extra money."
Pros: "The crew from boarding to the flight were very good."
Cons: "There was no room for me at all in my seat. Im 6 foot 5. I think even if i would have paid the up charge to their stretch seating it wouldnt have mattered much. Also there is a charge for any refreshments during the flight. I have flown on other carriers and at least some of the refreshments are included in the flight."
Pros: "Nothing about this airline I liked."
Cons: "I wasn't notified that the flight was cancelled until I got to the gate. Then I had to wait in the customer service line for 2 hours to be told I could get on a standby flight in the morning or get on a flight in the evening the next day. I would've missed the wedding at that rate. So I had to demand for a voucher and refund and pay 3 times the amount for a delta flight in the morning just to make the wedding."
Pros: "Flights were on time and early! What a good feeling to actually use a discount carrier and arrive as expected."
Cons: "Keep in mind that EVERYTHING costs extra."
Cons: "Email notification of a 3 hour flight delay 2 hours before flight but I was already on my way to the airport. Then the flight gets cancelled but no email notification was sent and the screen wasn't updated at the gate (the whole time I was there). If I hadn't come back to the gate during the long delay and asked a fellow passenger why they were in line, I wouldn't have known it was cancelled for a long time. The employees at the gate were helpful in refunding our tickets, etc. but overall, not happy with my experience with Frontier Airlines."
Pros: "That our family did not have to buy seats but we were seated together."
Cons: "Mechanical issue. delay in boarding. Then telling passengers to hurry up and board so we could take off. It isn't the passengers fault for the delay."
Cons: "We were delayed, but that happens. What I really didn't like is that after arriving at 120 am it took them 30 minutes to get the jet bridge hooked up and get us off the plane. The crew did not do a good job of keeping us informed. We were to the gate almost right away it and then waited and waited. Then we had to walk up the jet bridge with no lights on. Once we got to the baggage claim it still took another 20 minutes for the bags to come. Also, the seats are not like they used to be. With the carryon bag fee it ends up being about as expensive as much better airlines. I won't plan to fly Frontier again."
Cons: "An hour sitting in the plane before takeoff"
Pros: "Absolutely nothing."
Cons: "The website was down when I was trying to check in online, so I had to pay $40 per bag instead of $30. it was still down a week later when I was returning home, so I called the contact number to pay for my bags, which took half hour. They do not provide free beverages, you must pay $1.99 for a soda or water. They nickel and dime you to death. The seats were extremely uncomfortable and do not recline. Worst airline I have ever experienced, and I have flown over 100 times. Skip Frontier and pay the additional cost for a better airline, or you will have regrets!"
Pros: "Plane was clean and of a newer Airbus series."
Cons: "For all the same reasons everyone else complains about Frontier Airlines, The TSA Pre Check non participation, the paying for carry-on luggage, the seats did not recline and paying for everything but water."
Pros: "the crew was courteous and professional"
Cons: "i'm sure i'm not the first person to say this but the add on charges (luggage, seat choice) are a little annoying in that they aren't just presented as part of the ticket price. Like couldnt the ticket price say 'the ticket will be between 140 and 200 dollars depending on baggage and seat choice'"
Pros: "The flight attendants were polite."
Cons: "Delay announced of 2 1/2 hours, but posted at gate a delay of 2 hours. Passengers rushed on to plane at 9a, a 1 hour delay, then sat on plane until 10a. Plane taxied toward runway for takeoff, then recalled to gate to pick up a crew member. So, a 2 1/2 hour delay occurred anyway. A total clown show!"
Cons: "Dirty, filthy plane. Garbage visible on the floor while walking down the aisle to my seat. Charged extra even for a can of pop & the price for the ticket wasn't cheap."
Pros: "Timeliness of flight"
Cons: "Frontier's website is misleading and a bit of a scam. I don't know how they live with themselves with the website they run- I'm guessing very comfortably, :). -Tries to get you to pay for any seat you pick. Tries to make you pay for any bag you take on board...really quite weak. -The "skybar" which sounds cool, charges you for everything, yeah I'll pass on the 5 dollar drink of water, thanks. -Sorry my foot was in the aisle, I guess I should have paid another 50 dollars for foot space so it wouldn't inconvenience the flight attendant. -I'm 35 years old and can say flying used to be fun, like I am in my late 80s, thanks Frontier!"
Cons: "They get you with the seemingly low fares but make up for it with obscene charges for everything from water to even a simple carry on. Then they make sure to squish as many people as possible in as they can with the thinnest, cheapest, least comfortable seats money can buy. I will only ever fly frontier again if it's my only option."
Cons: "Frontier doesn't offer any refreshments except water. There also isn't any in-flight entertainment on such a short flight."
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