Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Pathetic rationale for delay"
Pros: "The crew were very friendly."
Cons: "the seats were pretty uncomfortable, that was my main problem with the flight."
Cons: "Check in."
Cons: "on time flight. Accurate info on app. Correct seat assignments"
Pros: "Our plane was struck by lightning and therefore not able to fly, so we were deboarded and left to wait until a rescue flight could come in from Boston. Over the course of 4 hours, the crew kept us updated with every little change and were all very helpful! Once we were able to board the rescue plane, the crew handed out complimentary candy and drinks to help ease the wait times. Highly recommended!"
Pros: "The plane didnt crash :) Friendly attendants."
Cons: "NO WIFI. Flights are delayed often, what looked like a brand spanking new plane had the most uncomfortable seats ever, felt like sitting on wood in the exit row. You get what you pay for though."
Cons: "Long delays"
Pros: "One hop flight"
Cons: "cramped seating, no wi-fi or on flight entertainment, low class of traveler, noisy older model aircraft,"
Pros: "Going in & out of small airports."
Cons: "We arrived late. Pricing system."
Pros: "Flight attendants were nice."
Cons: "There was no one working at the counter when we arrived at the airport and there was already a sizable line. We waited about 10 minutes before anyone showed up to assist customers. Not sure what was up with that. Very uncomfortable seats and crowded seating on plane which is typical these days everything else went fine. Flight left and arrived on time."
Pros: "The crew was friendly and smiled a lot. Non stop flight from easy and for me, convenient airports. I knew food cost extra so i brought my own."
Cons: "I knew my comfort would be cramped so that was expected. My only complaint was we couldn't understand the boarding instructions at the gate when they were calling zones. The microphone stunk! So because we couldn't understand,, people got in line who shouldn't have yet, and others didn't get in line that should have which seemed to really annoy some mouthy jerk in zone 5....who then had to turn around while boarding bc he forgot his phone, lol. Karma. So, that was my only entertainment and it was pretty great."
Cons: "Paying extra for EVERYTHING"
Pros: "Great airport for getting to Florida. Good prices"
Pros: "Non-stop flight at a reasonable price"
Cons: "Food choices are very limited"
Pros: "Timing was good"
Cons: "Not a glass of water was offered. Who wants alcohol in the morning?"
Pros: "We were delayed on takeoff, but pilot made up a lot of the time I. air"
Pros: "Like the newer plane. The crew was nice."
Cons: "I purchased 2 bulk head seats for more leg room and because they changed the plane, my seats were no longer in the bulk head. We didn't have extra leg room and I would like a refund for the price I paid to upgrade my seats. It is impossible to get service on the phone, since even the customer service number the flight attentendant gave me, still put me on an unbearable hold time. Please refund my money for the seats that you did not provide me with."
Pros: "Crew was friendly, seats were very tight. Have to pay for water."
Pros: "The staff and crew are extremely polite and focused on good service."
Cons: "The seats on the Allegiant MD-80 don't recline AND the space between one row and the next is EXTREMELY tight. Much tighter than I have seen in an airline in a while."
Pros: "Front seat leg room"
Cons: "No WIFI."
Pros: "Smaller airports make travel easier, and more relaxed. No frills--to get even water on the flight you'll pay for a bottle. Personnel all tend to be friendly and helpful. With Allegiant I've learned to pack lightly and plan travel carefully. It's been worth it as I have been able to see friends and family more often. We even took an impromptu vacation this year when we found a great deal on airfare."
Cons: "Left late"
Cons: "First flight being cancelled"
Pros: "Great price. Direct route. Friendly gate staff and flight crew. On time (actually early) departure and arrival."
Cons: "Flip side of departing early is they closed boarding over 30 minutes before scheduled departure (nearly missed flight)."
Pros: "Flight went smooth"
Cons: "I checked into my flight with luggage to check in. The lady behind the counter said I could not check my luggage that the only way for it to get on the plane was to take it through the TSA checkpoint. They confiscated everything in my bag that was over 3oz which was quite a bit of stuff hence the reason why I was trying to check it in. I will not be flying Allegiant air again."
Pros: "Departure was on time and arrival was a little early! Nonstop flight was great!"
Cons: "Seats are a bit cramped and their is no pocket on the seat back to put your water bottle or book"
Pros: "the pilot"
Cons: "checking in , it seemed like no one knew what they were doing."
Pros: "No frills inexprnsive"
Cons: "No services"
Pros: "Cleanliness, friendliness, on time."
Cons: "Charging for drinks and snacks snacks.."
Pros: "The price for the flight and the direct flight make it worthwhile."
Cons: "Boarding process was completely chaotic; they had two lines, one for people with paper boarding passes and one for those with electronic passes, but they just let everyone line up all at once which was way too crazy. It needs to be better organized."
Pros: "Everything was good"
Cons: "Could of had more selections on the flight for snacks"
Cons: "Bad service. Long waits. No directions at airport from the airline and counter service slow"
Pros: "Everything was great during the flight but..."
Cons: "We were delayed over 7 hours, with only a $50 dollar future airline credit and an $8 meal voucher. That's not nearly enough for that kind of headache. It was 2 am before we arrived at our hotel."
Cons: "We sat for five hours waiting for a thunderstorm to end on a hot plane with no drinks."
Pros: "the fare"
Cons: "the service - departure gates completely understaffed, no allegiant gate agent or staff in sight, only subcontractors and 2 that had to run 4 gates. Flight itself was fine."
Cons: "Even snacks and water are only available for a fee. Seats do not have much padding and are not comfortable."
Pros: "Crew was amazing & child friendly."
Cons: "They arrive to the airport over an hour early and went to the desk we're asking them to print my ticket they informed me that they cannot check me in at the desk I had to do it online I didn't have the ability to do that so therefore I miss my plane"
Pros: "The stewardess remembered us from the previous flight and was awesome to my son!"
Cons: "Kind of bumpy and a little late."
Pros: "Setas were good. Good price and good boarding system"
Cons: "Aircraft cabin was a bit dirty"
Pros: "The crew was exceptionally friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Seats don't recline."
Pros: "The price"
Pros: "Crew polite, clean plane"
Cons: "Late, delayed. Price deceptive, extra charge to reserve seat and carry-on bag."
Pros: "Bring your own snacks & entertainment you will enjoy your flight. Make sure you eat before your flight. Download the Allegiant Air app to your cell phone you will have a Mobile Boarding pass no need to print use your phone."
Pros: "Nothing about it at all"
Cons: "I didn't like the turbalance on the plane I didn't like the service check in line Need more people helping in the airport"
Cons: "Flight was canceled but they keep telling us that in an hour and that hour never came. We are stuck at the airport. We should get upgraded to 1st class"
Pros: "The crew was very kind. Plane loaded very quickly, every flight we've had on allegiant has left on time! Overall - very good experience!"
Cons: "Seats are TOO small!"
Pros: "Smooth flight, even after the Hurricane! Very nice flight attendants! Very satisfied! This was my first flight on Allegiant!"
Cons: "Less crying screaming babies and a young boy banging the back of seat. And his rude mother denying his unruly behavior."
Pros: "We boarded and landed on time. We had a very friendly crew and a steward asked if I needed help putting things into the overhead bin."
Cons: "I wish the seats were more padded with a little more room side to side."
Cons: "All was good. Nice easy trip!"
Cons: "Free non-alcoholic beverages at least."
Pros: "Solid feel to the plane- great on takeoff and landing"
Cons: "Hard seat"
Pros: "Straightforward and down to business."
Cons: "Give us all a free beverage, please!"
Pros: "The seats were spacious."
Cons: "No snacks and drinks"
Pros: "The crew was very pleasant. I was sitting in row 3, which was great! But because the plane wasn’t full, many people who didn’t pay the extra $30 ahead of time to select seats were invited to move forward. Lucky for them, but kind of aggravating to me."
Cons: "I paid $75 extra to bring my pet onboard. I had to push her kennel under the seat, and she never made a peep. But babies are allowed to ride for free with their parents, and scream for most of the trip!"
Pros: "Early departure. Non stop. Early arrival. Ease of travel."
Pros: "Nothing. Not even the refund compensated for the lost time and additional expenses incurred from Frontier"
Cons: "6 hour delay. Didn't board plane and still lost our bag"
Pros: "Once on board all was well"
Cons: "Flight delayed. By 1.5hours"
Pros: "It was a direct flight and left on time"
Cons: "Paid extra money for my carry-on and check bag. Bad cabin flight crew placed my carry-on in rear of plane though I paid for row 2 seating. They wouldn't let me use overhead cabin for row one or 2 and said it was for row one passengers as they have no under seat storage. No reason to pay for a seat upgrade I now know. Never again on this airline."
Cons: "Comfort was almost unbearable"
Cons: "Paying $3.00 for a $.50 soda, paying for carry on bag. very uncomfortable seats, no entertainment at all for such a long flight. need I go on?"
Cons: "We arrived at the airport with the standard two hour timeframe. The line just to check bags was so long, it literally was winding into the airport. I'm not sure how people actually made their flights. We were lucky enough for a tip that the curbside checkin was shorter and faster. Made it to our flight with 20 minutes to spare. Crew was not very personable and not accommodating to families. Frontier also nickel and dimes you to death now. You have to pay for seat assignments, which as a family of five is an unfortunate necessity. Also have to pay for carry on baggage. I get trying to save on flight room, but the backlog it seems to be creating for checked baggage is beyond ridiculous."
Cons: "Kid vomit"
Pros: "Direct flight"
Cons: "Seating is awful, like sitting on a brick NO RECLINE in economy seating and small. Avoid Airbus A321 planes whenever possible"
Pros: "Really helpful flight attendants"
Cons: "Very small (smaller than my kindle) tray tables. It was a very loud plane as well"
Pros: "Ahead of schedule"
Cons: "No drink service, no entertainment, very expensive. Never again"
Pros: "The crew was friendly."
Cons: "No in flight snacks, entertainment, and seats were not very comfortable."
Cons: "Staff was unpleasant. Uncomfortable seats."
Pros: "The man in the seat next to me decided he didn't want to sit by me, so I had more room to spread out."
Cons: "At the gate, after our flight had been delayed almost two hours, their was only one employee working. This extended our boarding time considerably. One of Frontier's main selling points is that they spend less time on the ground, allowing for them to charge less for airfare. Just not my best experience flying."
Pros: "I like that the flight was nonstop early morning and late evening. That's it!"
Cons: "I hate all the fees. It is a wonder Frontier airlines is not charging to breathe their air, I hate that! The seats are too tight, and the airplanes are old."
Pros: "The flight crew was very friendly. I feel like they put a lot of focus on ensuring they're friendly, responsive and have a nice sense of humor to make up for their airlines terrible timing and equipment."
Cons: "This was my return flight on Frontier and although not as bad as my first still pretty horrible. Upon arriving at the COS airport we were greeted by...no one at check in. We were told they were on "lunch" and we couldn't drop our bags until they finished. There was at least 15 people waiting on Frontier reps to show up and check us in. After that time suck flight was delayed again. Plane was filthy. After looking over the total for the flight it really doesn't save you any money after all the extra fees and poor service. I'll pay more to fly on an airline that shows up."
Pros: "Weather is fine here, but a delay in a different city turned into 4 hours of waiting. The $10 voucher really made me feel better though! Total disorganization, it all stemmed from a delayed flight 5 days ago that snowballed into this. Crazy, only fly these guys if you have no other choice."
Pros: "Nothing. My flight was cancelled 5 mins before departure with no explanation."
Cons: "Nothing. My flight was cancelled 5 mins before departure with no explanation."
Pros: "Smooth flight very pleasant crew."
Cons: "My seat did not recline and the person in front of me did get to recline which made my space even smaller...."
Cons: "The boarding process was hectic and not organized. Seats extremely uncomfortable. Flight was freezing the entire time. Having to pay additional for every single additional bag brought on board."
Pros: "We left early and arrived about 20 minutes early"
Cons: "Very uncomfortable seats"
Pros: "I like that they let us board in the beginning with a child so that we could get situated before everyone else was on there."
Cons: "Paying for my seat to be by my two-year-old grandson. Paying for a pop or beverage on the plane."
Cons: "Paying to carry on luggage."
Pros: "early arrival. smooth flight"
Cons: "you charge for everything!"
Pros: "Nothing. Will avoid frontier at all costs. I'm looking at cancelling my frontier return and rebooking with literally anybody else"
Cons: "Was delayed, no food/drinks in terminal. Very uncomfortable seat. Extra charge for everything. Was not able to understand the safety speech the flight attendant did... Kind of concerning"
Cons: "Frontier is a bait and switch operation. They offer discount fares and when you get to ticketing you discover that they charge $40 for checked bags and $45 for carry on bags!!! I can understand the checked baggage fee only if it was made known prior to purchase but charging more for carry on bags. Also, the staff at the ticketing counter are rude and obviously selected and trained to make sure that they get every penny of their ruthless money. I have flown my first and only flight with Frontier and will never do so again."
Pros: "The boarding and deplaning process was very fast. Most likely this is due to the fact that it is less expensive to check a bag than to carry one on, so there were way fewer bags overhead than on a typical flight with another airline."
Cons: "Be prepared to pay if you want to eat or drink. All items are for purchase only. I don't think that my seat reclined at all (and I wasn't near an exit row), so no sleep for me on my almost three hour flight."
Pros: "Crew were arguing with passengers over seating arrangements and when it came time to throw out garbage at the end they completely ignored half of the rows. Even after the lady next to me yelling to get their attention."
Cons: "See above."
Pros: "Crew was great"
Cons: "Seats were awful no room my husband is 6'6 and seats don't recline at all.. We took a red eye and had to try and sleep sitting straight up.. No entertainment not even music"
Pros: "We got to destination 30 mins ahead of time."
Cons: "No leg room and the seats don't recline. No free snacks or drinks. Not even water."
Pros: "Good price; easy to book; easy boarding; very punctual (everything on time)."
Cons: "Plane was very uncomfortable and cramped; Charged extra for everything (I thought they would ask for more money for carrying my wallet and a pocket comb.). Traveled as a couple; had to pay extra to insure that we could sit together. Are you kidding???"
Pros: "the flight was on time both ways."
Cons: "excessive bag fees. non reclining chairs. having to pay for soft drinks and snacks. LONG loudspeaker announcement trying to sell us their credit card deal. No TV or media available."
Pros: "Arrived early - fun crew."
Cons: "Seats don't recline - slow de- boarding process."
Cons: "Lots of screaming children, but I had to fly to Orlando."
Pros: "Hummm, landed safely! I do like that "carry on" people have to pay extra."
Cons: "No reclining seats even after paying an extra $50 for the good seats (and to ensure sitting by spouse). Cannot even get a glass of water without an extra charge."
Cons: "You charge extra for everything."
Cons: "Another frontier flight delay due to illogical, unidentified "paper work.""
Pros: "It was a very rough ride, but the pilot did warn us when we left Denver. the plane was brand new - yet had to wait two hours before it came out of the garage for - not sure what!"
Cons: "We had to wait a very long time for our luggage - a carousel was broken they finally said."
Pros: "I booked my flight online two weeks before departure to LA for $274/. While boarding they charged $45 for my small carry bag and $ 60 while returning amounting total to $379.00. What a cheap??what a cheap ticket. A passenger of 19th Nov.2015"
Pros: "I liked the low fares, easy check-in and boarding and the friendly flight crew."
Cons: "I did not like having to pay for a small carry-on, not being able to pick coach seats without paying a premium charge, limited snack selection."
Airlines flying from Grand Rapids Gerald R. Ford Intl have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
Masks required on board, masks provided
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights