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Average price round-trip

$206 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

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$80 or less

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$56 or less

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Top 4 airlines serving Iowa to Philadelphia

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7.9
Delta
Overall score based on 28,809 reviews
8.1
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
8.5
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
7.5
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Cree was great. The switch from one airplane to another was smooth. Snacks were great selection and enjoyed the WiFi"
Cons: "Everything was great"

Pros: "this is the airline"

Pros: "Almost 3 hours of delayed"
Cons: "Almost"

Pros: "Crew"

Cons: "Better accommodation for handicap passengers."

Pros: "Good entertainment options."
Cons: "Only water and coffee available. Flight had been delayed over an hour."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "I paid to be in row 1 first class, when I checked in I was in the first row, then as I boarded I was told my seat changed to the back row in first class for no reason at all. I choose the 1st row for a ready and I expect to sit there! 2 flights in a row that Delta moved my seat for no reason"

Pros: "Entertaining crew"
Cons: "On time arrival (we were late)."

Pros: "I like flying Delta. Make you feel comfortable and at ease."

Pros: "The crew was nice, the flight was so short, there was little interaction with them."
Cons: "Boarding was a disaster, people didn’t have seats which caused a delay in boarding. It was a mess. The seats were uncomfortable and too small. I know it’s a short flight but it was just too tight in there. The flight was delayed and the communication was all over; the time was constantly changin"

Pros: "Don't know yet, because I have not left Korea."
Cons: "Not happy that DELTA changed my flight again and now I arrive (6) hours later in Philly. Longer layover in Detroit is not comforting! Hoping/praying that DELTA doesn't change more on this flight going home!"

Pros: "nice crew"
Cons: "terrible seat comfort, late departure due to airline’s booking problems"

Pros: "We left early"

Pros: "Short and easy"

Pros: "Flight was safe, smooth & fast."

Pros: "Pilot was courteous, pleasant and kept us informed of flight status."

Cons: "Seats have no leg room!!!"

Pros: "Super friendly flight crew."

Pros: "It was too cold on the flight. I asked for a blanket and luckily the stewardess had one. However, before giving it to me, she told me it was the only one on the flight!"

Pros: "Smooth , fast, comfortable"

Pros: "Crew was awesome"
Cons: "No TV unfortunately"

Pros: "What I liked was getting to my house."
Cons: "The air-conditioning was extremely cold; on the positive side, I was given a blanket. The plane did not have any kind of tv screen in which to watch films or programs. Space was unbelievably tight between seats and rows; I cannot imagine a horizontally or vertically big person having any level of comfort. In general, the service was quite poor, making me wonder how does Delta treat the flight attendants, for they seemed tired and careless. The above did not happen in any of my other flights: Atlanta-Guadalajara, Guadalajara-CDMX, CDMX-Atlanta."

Pros: "Everything, smooth flight with an entertaining crew."
Cons: "NA"

Pros: "The exit row seats reclined."
Cons: "USB charging didn't appear to work. No meal service. Very brief lay over. This is bad because a 6A flight from RNO to SLC with a <50m layover and then a SLC to PHL flight means that you do not get any food until 11P when landing in PHL."

Pros: "Crew was great"
Cons: "No entertainment on flight. No smoking in Minneapolis airport"

Pros: "Everything went smoothly. The staff were friendly, the flight fast and calm."
Cons: "Nothing that can be done, just tough being 6'5" in a connection plane."

Pros: "I like the snacks they are not giving out on the flights. It seems that Delta is trying to make the flying experience nicer instead of more tedious and uncomfortable like many other airlines, which is appreciated."
Cons: "The flights were both operated by Delta but booked through WestJet, and the flights themselves were fine. The booking was through WestJet (found the flight on kayak which kicked me over to West Jet's site) and check in was a pain. Their code did not work for their site or Delta's, I had to FB message them both leaving and returning to ask for the correct one, and the first request took them hours to answer. I'll just book Delta next time and save myself the trouble."

Pros: "Made it out of Detroit that same day! Friendly flight attendants!"
Cons: "Flight was delayed. And then cancelled. We were booked into a later flight 8 hours later that was also delayed again due to weather but we did make it out of Detroit that night. Other people were not as lucky."

Pros: "Quiet, friendly, fast and efficient. What you'd want for a flight at 6am"

Pros: "They have great and friend staff."
Cons: "Delta treats any passenger that isn't a member of their skymiles or anyone that doesn't purchase a seat in advance like peasants. You don't get assigned a seat until YouTube up at the airport... That's fine, not really a big deal. But because you didn't select a seat, they don't let you print or view your boarding pass on your phone, forcing you to go to the checking desk. For someone that has TSA pre check and travels alot, all that extra time adds up and can sometimes cause you to miss your flight. Because there is on "fast line" when you check-in like there is at the security check point. I only have this problem with Delta, never American airlines..."

Cons: "my flight from JFK to Cancun had entertainment (TV, movie screen, headphones, etc). This one did not. Was kinda disappointed."

Pros: "It all went very well. Arrived 20 minutes ahead of time. Wifi movies were great. Stewardesses were very efficient."

Pros: "Seats were comfortable"

Pros: "The crew was fantastic. I generally love flying Delta and find their crew to always be very professional and kind."
Cons: "As this was a smaller, regional jet, there weren't a lot of amenities. But that's fine, it's only a 40-minute flight!"

Cons: "If flight is full all the time get a bigger plane"

Pros: "Staff were awesome. Give them a raise."
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "NO ENTERTAINMENT no snacks on the second flight after an hr 24 layover AND 52 minutes delay, seat near the bathroom which smelled horrible"

Cons: "All "carry-ons" were taken at the jetway, which was fine. But, when we landed, as passengers were trying to get off of the plane, the attendants were putting all of the collected luggage at the entry to the jetway. It created congestion. Then, anyone who had luggage, had to lineup against the side of the jetway, awaiting their luggage, and increasing the congestion. First, it was inconvenient. Worse, if there was any kind of emergency, I believe it would have created a unsafe environment. Very Poor Design & Process ! ! !"

Pros: "Our plane had mechanical issue with a parking brake which they left us know about once we loaded the plane. Unfortunately it was going to take to long so they switched us to another plane."
Cons: "Airlines in general need to enforce the carry on luggage rules. If it doesn't match the dimensions for the carry on specks then make the people Check it. Don't let it go. If I paid for a seat and I'm allowed two carry ons then there should be room for them. Don't ask people to check bags because of a full plane. The crew should have there own place to store their belongings, not where the passengers do and take their space. The life rafts need to be easy to get to but again should take up a spot a passenger has paid for their luggage to go. If that is the only space for these items then don't allow passengers to bring two items if in those seats or on the whole plane. It's really disappointing when your told you may have to check your bag because there's not enough room."

Pros: "Cookies"
Cons: "Space"

Cons: "Was never able to get on flight. The plane lost a windshield wiper and didn't have any spare parts."

Pros: "On time Clean airplane Smooth ride Friendly staff"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "smooth flight"
Cons: "I'm not sure if this staff is exhausted or just over there job, but they cow towed to a woman who made major complaints about the air conditioning and even gave her points to help her deal with the temperature. Strange. They were only gold stays and I'm only Platinum and didn't complain once. Oh well, that's delta, we all deal with their silence when we post anything that is unfair."

Pros: "The attendants"
Cons: "The delay and no free wifi."

Pros: "The check in personnel was fantastic - very helpful and friendly with a very relevant story that made me feel more relaxed. Our not so good seats were somewhat compensated by the plane staff that gave us each a full beverage can, extra pretzels, and some cookies."
Cons: "Our seats that we'd picked out seemed to get changed when we checked in and we got out in the last row, which had no window, and smelled strongly of bathroom cleaner."

Pros: "Tail winds provided an early arrival. When my flight was rebooked due to a delay on my first booking I was upgraded to Permium booking and drinks were complementary on the flight from Atlanta to Philadelphia."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Delay after delay, then missed connection."

Cons: "Super loud. Couldn't talk to anyone without shouting. No view out the window, as the engine was about 5 inches outside the glass. Not sure why there even were windows for these seats, as they probably just let in more sound. Also right next to the bathroom, so frequently smelled bad."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "They didn't even get me to Philadelphia they delayed the flight for 6 hours then cancelled it offered to rebook me the next day and $15 compensation when i declined. $15 for pretty much ruining my Christmas nice job delta never again"

Pros: "Good connection"

Pros: "Food was okay.."
Cons: "Had a bulk head seat that turned out to be not one."

Pros: "The crew was professional"

Cons: "It was not British airline but was contracted to American airline. It lacked class."

Pros: "This airlines sucksI didn't really like much of anything about the entire trip"
Cons: "I didn't really like much of anything about the entire trip. Mainly, there was absolutely no entertainment except some overhead movie that no one wanted to watch. The plane was old and comfortable."

Pros: "The person at the luggage area, she gave me the ticket, very nice and polite the only professional person."
Cons: "Didn't let me take my hand luggage, small that complies with the size and told me only at gate, I said I had things that could brake and showed no concern and they would send it to my final distinction instead giving it to me in the end of first flight...I've been traveling around the world and the disrespect for customers and poor service of most of US carrier is amazing... some African companies are much better. on the second flight, almost two hours delay, the plane from philly to Lisbon, old, just s few tv screens, exactly like the North Korean airways..., bad food, my tray stayed with me the whole fly, flight attendant not very professional with no concern for customers and job."

Pros: "The crew was very kind and we had a safe trip in general"
Cons: "2 hours of delay to take the airplane in Orlando and they changed the flight to Charlotte when it was planned it would go to Philadelphia but it was not a big deal to me."

Pros: "Flight attendants were ok, performed duties as expected."
Cons: "AA's seats are sooooooo close together, that there is nowhere near enough room to stretch or raise legs. AA's seats are the most uncomfortable (in regard to space and lumbar support) of the three major airlines."

Pros: "Entertainment and meals"
Cons: "Crew could of been friendlier"

Pros: "an extraordinarily long and stressful journey that sgould have taken 15 hours but took 27.. I may stop using American Airlines"

Pros: "On time departure"
Cons: "Why do not they serve FREE water????"

Pros: "it was ok"
Cons: "I paid extra for a window seat but had to sit in different spot. Set in isle seat"

Pros: "I"
Cons: "r"

Cons: "You overbooked the flight"

Pros: "Pilot did good job in tricky conditions at landing."
Cons: "Wish food were served."

Cons: "No priority boarding for people with babies and toddlers"

Pros: "My flight had a really tight connection at London Heathrow. Then my flight from Vienna arrived 10 minutes late which made it even worse. A very nice BA agent met me as I deplaned at London Heathrow and ran with me thru Terminal 3. Helped me clear security with a priority card and ran to my gate with 2 minutes to spare. The women was really nice and if it was not for her I am sure I would not have made my connection. I don't know if there is anyway to track her down and thank her but I would like to do so. The flight attendants were OK but not excessively helpful."
Cons: "Having to reclear security. I understand the necessity though. The touch screens for the inflight entertainment did not work well. Food was Mediocre at best."

Pros: "The options for entertainment were great."
Cons: "The space and seats were uncomfortable. I received errors when trying to access gogoinflight on my tablet, even when I had the most updated app. Therefore I was unable to use the app during my flight to Philadelphia. Also, when checking in from our original departure location, MCO, we were not provided our boarding pass or luggage tags for our final destination, Barcelona, only to our connecting flight, Philadelphia. The connecting flight was delayed in MCO for an 1 hour and a half, after we have boarded the plane. So we waited in the plane for the whole hour and half while a maintenance issue was being resolved. The delay almost cost us to be late for our final flight to Barcelona. Since we were not given our boarding passes for PHL to BCL it caused confusion when trying to board our plane in PHL to Barcelona, and also caused for our baggage to not arrive with the flight. After landing, we spent an additional 2 hours at the Airport going through customs, and waiting on line for the lost and found desk for baggage in Barcelona. The lost and found desk had three agents available to assist, however we can only talk to one which was designated specifically for American Airlines. This caused a very long wait time of 1 hour. We were advised the bags stayed in Phildelaphia since they did not have the additional luggage tags, and will not arrive till the next day. Overall the experience within the Airport kiosks, service desks, and baggage check in' s was not a pleasant experience. I believe many of these issues could have been avoided if the American Airlines agents were more knowledgeable and attentive."

Pros: "Crew and promptness. Roomie seat."
Cons: "No cellphone charger. No movie screen at the seat."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "It's AA, never again"

Pros: "Left on time from LAX"
Cons: "We booked for British Airways since we have good experience with them before but this is "operated by American Airlines" - not sure why they just don't say American Airlines when booking. It's deceiving!!!"

Pros: "GSP easy to navigate- easy option for WNC travelers"

Cons: "I paid for a non-stop from Seattle to Philadelphia. they cancelled it and only had options that dragged out the trip, caused an extra day of lost work. There was no attempt or offer to ameliorate the inconvenience, or refund the cost -- even an upgrade would have been appreciated. just here's what we have, take it or leave it. I am through with American"

Cons: "Flight was cancelled. Disaster"

Cons: "My flight was pushed back and I was never notified and I had to reschedule my flight completely from Vegas to Frankfurt"

Cons: "The sound did not work in my assigned seat. I could not watch any movies or partipate in any games."

Cons: "There was no wifi"

Cons: "Flight was changed. Didn't get the seats I had already picked out. Woman on flight was very rude to me when I asked where the restroom was. NOT a good experience over all."

Cons: "Baggage was lost!!!!!"

Pros: "It was fine"
Cons: "It was a full flight, but I cannot complain"

Pros: "The entertainment was free on our flight and that was very nice. Watch a lot of movies iv been wanting to watch. Pilots flew the plane very well."

Pros: "Flight on time."
Cons: "Paying extra money to pick seats before 24 hours check in. I have 2 children and cannot risk them sitting separated from their parents. I'm sure other travelers would not want a 6 year old aline next to them either."

Pros: "Boarding was good, Good flight , good service , plane was small for the distance with limited space for movement ,"

Pros: "Quick boarding and on time departure"

Cons: "Late by 40 min"

Pros: "Staff was pretty good, and while the food wasn't incredible, it wasn't bad."
Cons: "I hold the personal opinion that the headrests on transatlantic seats should be the sort that prevent one's head from falling to the side. It seemed like this was a domestic plane assigned to an international route."

Pros: "great service from flight attendance"
Cons: "n/a"

Pros: "Entertainment options were outstanding , 4 movies and 10 hour flight is quicker than quick."
Cons: "Nothing on the flight. Could not pre-board on line, so instead of a zone 2 loading sequence we got zone 4. as a person who flies to Europe 4-5 times a year I do not enjoy getting on a plane in the Zone 4-5 sequencing."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "I booked the flight specifically because it was advertised and booked on British Airways, which is considered a nice international airline to fly. The flight was swaped to American Airlines, and I was put on an international flight that was archaic, I would have been better off flying a prop plane from the 1970's."

Cons: "I had booked an international flight with British Airways and it ended up being American Airlines. There was no notification of this change and I was not happy. I found AA to be subpar. The plane itself didn't have individual screens and my view was obstructed by other seats. The food was terrible and I got sick later, possibly from the bad airline food. Overall I got to my destination on time, but unhappy as I had chosen an airline and was forced to use another."

Pros: "Our extra leg room seating was fantastic. The crew was delightful."
Cons: "The entertainment was just okay."

Pros: "We were very happy with the crew. They were very helpful and attentive throughout. One of the flight crew members even found me at customs to return a toy we had inadvertently left that belonged to my 13 month old. She certainly did not have to do that, so we are very thankful. Unfortunately, I did not catch her name."
Cons: "Unlike other airlines we have traveled that give priority to people traveling with children, American Airlines does not. That would be something that would be helpful for traveling parents. Allowing people with children to board first and get off the plane first would make things better for all passengers. Planes are also outdated. We have been traveling with other airlines that have individual screens. Much easier for people to travel on long flights when they have individual entertainment."

Cons: "In seat entertainment"

Pros: "generally on time"

Pros: "Nothing but delays, cancellations, and rude people"

Pros: "We didn't crash."
Cons: "The crew was just downright rude. Condescending rude and full of tude. Also they are all 100 years old and one lady was so fat she could barely fit in the aisle. Come on AA...really you can't do better than this?? Seats were uncomfortable as can be and food weas slightly worse than average airplane food. funny thing is I always fly delta and delta partners but this time I thought I would go the cheaper route. Never again will I fly American anything anywhere. Very disappointed. There is nothing positive to say about anything except the fact that we didn't crash. We were also delayed 2 hours and sitting on the Tarmac. Horrid experience."

Pros: "The entire crew pre-boarding and in flight were extremely friendly and nice and seemed to have a good raport with each other. The last time I flew, I took Frontier from LGA to Denver and the staff on Frontier's flight were very rude and dismissive towards passengers. It was so refreshing to fly American Airlines and be greeted with warmth and professionalism by the staff!"
Cons: "The only downside to the flight was the lack of music/tv."

Pros: "The crew was very nice"

Pros: "The flight minus was very fast, 26 minutes"
Cons: "N/A"

Cons: "Really uncomfortable seats, very cramped. Made me feel aick."

Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "Delay, delay, delay, missed connection"

Pros: "Crew was proficient."
Cons: "Seating was compact, reminded me of the buses that run from Mexico to the US. "Let's see how many we can fit in there?" Rubbing elbows the entire time."

Cons: "i sat in front of the exit row which was feeezing. My boyfriend and I needed extra blankets because it is a red eye and sleeping is important but they would not give them to us. We were pretty much shivering the entire way home and could not sleep."

Pros: "The crew was ok for the type of company they are."
Cons: "The plane was absolutely horrendous. Really uncomfortable. No TV, no outlet to plug in my own device. And garbage wifi."

Cons: "Flight attendant were not courteous"

Cons: "Internet was down the whole time"

Pros: "The tailwind made it so that my 6 foot 2 inch 235 pound frame didn't have to sit in the middle seat as long."
Cons: "I paid for the insurance just in case I needed to change my flight. Well I did need to change my flight to get a few more things done before returning home. The answer I recieved when I called was that I had to pay 600 dollars for the change and then file a claim for possible reimbursement. The whole round trip flight only cost $250."

Pros: "Friendly crew. Safe flight, that's what matters."
Cons: "Plane could have been cleaner. Long hair extension on empty seat beside me. How did they miss that???"

Pros: "The boarding line up for each group."
Cons: "All the flight attendant look unhappy the moment we got on board. We have to pay for entertainment. The air was so cold and they dont have blanket."

Pros: "very smooth and fast"
Cons: "some of the united employees were rude"

Pros: "Boarding on time, wi-Fi entertainment and staff were friendly"
Cons: "Nothing to suggest"

Pros: "I did like that we boarded quickly and efficiently. The attendants were very respectful and kept very quiet throughout their food and beverage service so others could sleep which was quite professional."
Cons: "I didn't like that the only guy on the flight that kept his light on the entire trip had to sit next to me. I was able to sleep regardless, and I understand that it is out of the control of the crew or myself or anyone but that guy... but that was less than desirable. Other than that, great flight."

Cons: "What food? A little snack mix. And once again, needed to get in and out with a shoe horn."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "N/a"

Pros: "Everything went smoothly and as planned"

Pros: "Attendants were nice."
Cons: "No entertainment screens & last seat didn't recline."

Pros: "In flight entertainment worked. Staff was friendly."
Cons: "I had no issue with the delay, things happen. I was dealing with a knee injury and the gate plan had us all over the airport. It was quite frustrating to get to a gate in another terminal only to get told we were being moved back to the terminal we had just come from! Then that gate was changed again, involving another long walk on said bad knee!"

Pros: "Comfortable the entire trip! 1st class is the only way I will travel any more especially flying all the way across the country! Thank you United!"

Pros: "The crew members were very friendly"
Cons: "My seat was a tad bit uncomfortable."

Pros: "We were lucky there was an empty seat on our row of three, which made it a little more comfortable."
Cons: "Some of the crew was not helpful, cramped, no food. Next time will book 1st class for a 3 hr flight. We were delayed 1 1/2 hrs due to weather in Philly, nobody's fault just inconvenient."

Pros: "N/A"
Cons: "United was boarding at least TWO flights out of the same gate, at the SAME time. My luggage was delayed and the United agents in philly told me it would be in at 7 pm... It was in at 7 pm two days later. They sent it to Knoxville for some reason? Will not fly United again."

Cons: "Very small plane. I have to valet my carry on which meant removing all my medicine (I am a cancer patient) and my camera and carry them on board with me."

Pros: "Comfortable"
Cons: "No hot food"

Pros: "Your staff."
Cons: "The delays."

Pros: "Professional airline. Comfortable seating. On time. Most impressive airline I've flown with in a very long time."

Cons: "The Flight was late taking off with no explanation. We were on the plane for an hour prior to takeoff with no AC. The cabin was extremely uncomfortable."

Pros: "flight attendants were pleasant. plane was clean"
Cons: "I was stuck with commercials for direct tv, two feet from my face the whole trip. I would push the button to turn tv off but it would come back on less than five minutes latter. I had my head phones in listening to personal device but was still distracting. speaker for announcements were extremely loud. the poor lady next to me would jump and then plug her ears. question, if you are allowed one carry on and one personal bag, why do you only have space for a third of the passengers to stow said bags?"

Pros: "united customer service quickly booked new flight for second leg as I was not going to make it in time"
Cons: "I did not like waking up super early in the morning only to sit at airport for 3 hours because an escape hatch leaked and got the radios wet. only to have the nearest tech over an hour away. and for him to not be able to do anything but let it dry out. Then the flight attendants did not even do a beverage service."

Pros: "honestly nothing"
Cons: "Both my flights were delayed. The seats are cramped and uncomfortable. They don't give any food at all. There is no free entertainment."

Cons: "Had to pay for my own shuttle to the train station (an hour away) and sit on an overcrowded train for hours. Extremely disappointed. Flight was canceled do to "air traffic control." No attempt was made to put me on other carrier's flights even though there were open seats with another airline."

Cons: "The plane never cooled to below 80 degrees"

Pros: "Boarding was nice, and fast, but inly because I'm handicapped. Crew was pleasant."
Cons: "I didn't like having to pay $4/2hrs for internet/movies for a 3 hour flight....$8 to watch a movie on a 8" screen?? Come on! If you have it available, why isn't it free or included in $600 ticket price? I'm 6'0" tall and weigh 218lbs and I felt like a sardine in a can. Seats are WAY cramped! They probably are comfortable for a 7 year old girl...."

Pros: "The flight to OHare was fine. No problems whatever. There was no entertainment. The juice was ok."
Cons: "The snack I could not eat for dietary restrictions."

Pros: "We were slightly delayed departing because of a mechanical concern. Thankfully there was nothing wrong so we departed within a few minutes. To compensate the pilot authorized free direct TV for the flight. Very nice I enjoyed a movie. We landed on time."
Cons: "Direct TV cut out for a couple minutes."

Cons: "Never got there due to my first flight being cancelled. BUT, I did see from my emails that this flight was delayed multiple times and then cancelled as well."

Cons: "Tight aisle"

Pros: "The lcd screens in the back of the seats and the availability of watching whatever you wanted was nice. The flight was short so TV cost $5.99. Usually wouldn't do it but the Masters was on so it was a great way to pass the time!"
Cons: "The delay due to weather."

Cons: "This flight was 45 to 1 hour delayed, and I barely made my connection. The crew was not helpful in helping us deplane or giving us our gates to expedite the process. Awful flight"

Pros: "Everything!"

Pros: "On time"

Pros: "Great comfort. Great crew service"

Pros: "Seats"
Cons: "The plane was supposed to have WIFI but it didn't."

Pros: "Our flight was two hours late. We received no water on our flight. We had to wait in the cold/outside to get our carry on bags. Flight attendant was not in the mood, and looked like she was taking it out on the passengers."

Pros: "Courteous crew. On time flight( in fact, we arrived in Philadelphia early) love that. Clean plane. Looked new."
Cons: "No drink, no entertainment."

Pros: "The crew."
Cons: "We were delayed at the gate then delayed again on the plane brocade they couldn't find someone to fill the fuel tank. Once that was complete, we had to wait quite some time before the slip came to the plane to be signed off on. The last issue was that they couldn't get the aircraft pushed out of the gate. The only positive was that my bags arrived this time."

Cons: "The flight was delayed 2hours from the original departure time."

Pros: "Non-existent! !! Canceled AFTER the first leg if the flight....leaving us stranded."

Pros: "The flight was fast a head of time."
Cons: "By the time the flight attendant got to our row, she was out of orange juice. Can't believe they don't give out peanuts or pretzels any more. They do on southwest. Once again the steps boarding plane. Very difficult for me to handle. The walk from one end of the airport to the other."

Pros: "Nice crew. Easy boarding/unboarding. Appreciated having my carry-on (not having it gate-checked). Comfortable for coach."

Pros: "Crew."
Cons: "On board entertainment did not work."

Cons: "First, late boarding. Second......Over fueled 10,000 lbs too much. Yes, that was 10,000 lbs! Had to wait for truck to come and defuel. Sat on plane over 2 hours before take off. Third did not know I would have to pay for bag and buy a seat. Won't be flying Frontier again."

Cons: "Will not be using. Hidden charges doe luggage. No complimentary drinks. Filthy conditions. Will not be using frontier ever again."

Pros: "Cheap"
Cons: "Delayed 1 hr The tray top is so small and inconvenient that it is rendered useless"

Cons: "Charge for every possible essential after advertising low fares. Really uncomfortable seats, no recline, no head or neck rest. No wifi or entertainment on long haul flights."

Pros: "The safety announcement just before take off was a refreshing & original presentation done by the very cheerful flight attendant, Brittany."

Cons: "There was a 70 pound German Shepherd taking up my fiance's leg room"

Pros: "The staff on our flight to Philadelphia was excellent!"
Cons: "We arrived at Miami Airport 2 1/2 hours before our flight as request by your airline request only to find no staff .to check luggage. We waited an hour along with 60 other people before any of your staff decided to come to work. I walk with a cane and there were several seniors would had to wait in line. I think it is ridiculous that you do not have staff at the kiosk for your early morning flights. This type of service is unacceptable!"

Pros: "flights there and back left on time. significantly more leg room than on the United flight I took to mexico city recently. seats don't lean back but I don't care about that, and it means that the person in front of me won't be leaning their seat back into me. You have to be very careful that you understand all the rules about baggage and seating (don't pay extra-they'll just assign you one, and you probably won't sit with your traveling companion). Great as long as you can fit everything you need into a bag that fits under the seat in front of you. got TSA pre-check both ways, too. yippee."

Pros: "I liked the convience of be able to relax and eat while waiting to aboard the plane!"
Cons: "I didn't like that all the seats were taken in the waiting area"

Pros: "Efficient boarding on and off the plane."
Cons: "The $75 fee for overweight bags is unreasonable. It should be more like $10 for only a few pounds over 50."

Pros: "Roomy seats, lengthy seat belts. Plenty of legroom. Fast flight. Like the A320."
Cons: "Charges for EVERYTHING! Why charge for carryon bags? Your crew does not touch them, yet we have to pay to bring them with us? Why pay for water?"

Cons: "Couldn't move the seat back at all. Couldn't sleep."

Pros: "The seats were comfortable enough. The departure was 40 min late, but the plane eventually landed according to the original schedule, which was nice. The price was very good, even with adding 40$ for too big carry-on."
Cons: "The attendants were talking way too much, making different announcements and explanations almost non-stop. They also organized some kind of reshuffling of people inside the plane due to the need to ... rebalance the aircraft. Never saw it at any other airline."

Pros: "The flight was on time and we arrived earlier than anticipated."
Cons: "Seats don't recline on frontier plane."

Pros: "Flight left on time and arrived at my destination early. Crew was very courteous."
Cons: "Cost of check-in bags too high, seats uncomfortable and too close, had to pay extra for my seat (which was not an upgraded seat), no complimentary beverages"

Pros: "Direct flight"

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "flight got cancelled at last moment"

Pros: "The flight crew was friendly."
Cons: "No snacks. Having to pay for a beverage. And there were no in-flight entertainment options and no magazines in the seat back pocket."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Bag fair, airline in general"

Pros: "The crew and ticket price are the only positive things I can think of."
Cons: "You have to pay ridiculous prices for just about everything. If water wasn't necessary for basic survival they probably would've charged at least 1 dollar per ounce. You can't recline and leg room is scarce."

Pros: "Left and arrived on time."
Cons: "Charged extra for EVERYTHING from seat selection to carry on bags to watching SILENT TV to even a cup of coffee!!!! Turned my $328 fare into about $450!! ABSURD and OUTRAGEOUS!"

Pros: "N/A"
Cons: "Flight was 3 hours late. No comps."

Cons: "Going from Philly to the Dominican republic. We sat on the tarmac for 2 hours while the plane was maintained. One the way back I checked to make sure the plane was on time. Got to the airport (2 hours early) and the plane was delayed 2 hours and 40 minutes. I understand with travel there will be delays...but not 2 hours on the flight down and almost 3 hours on the return flight : ("

Cons: "flight ended up being a good value. However sales practices to me were much more nickel and diming than I will tolerate with future purchases. Flight itself was very inexpensive. However, it was then $ 40 for the seat. What really got me was the baggage charge which was $ 30 to check the bag or $ 40 to carry it on. I always think that someone can do just about anything to me once but not twice."

Cons: "Two and a half hours late. No one seemed to have received a delay message from the airlines. Their excuse- one employee didn't show up for work that morning, so they've been running late all day! What a way to run an airline- one person doesn't show up for work, so hundreds and hundreds of customers wait hours, miss connections, and have their plans ruined."

Pros: "Seats were comfortable."
Cons: "They charge you for carry on bags and all food and drinks. Luggage took an hour to reach the carrousel."

Pros: "Nothing! Will never book on this airline again!"
Cons: "My sister and I arrived at the counter with 35 minutes to spare, although I realize we were a bit late, we had checked in online, they do not even make an effort to get us on. The counter people are nasty to say the least, We were not allowed to get on the plane. apparently they double book the seats and it's on a first come basis. There were a least 4 people with the same problem. all they do is hand you a piece of paper with a phone number, when you asked what that is, they tell you "call this number to book the next flight" when asked when is the next flight she said "tomorrow" and proceeded to dismiss us! When I called to try to get a refund, I got the same attitude, I was denied a refund or even a credit. They refused to refund for the luggage I had prepaid when I checked in online! When I asked to speak to a supervisor I was placed on forever hold, until I had to hung up. I believe they are double booking should be illegal, they're making double the money on a lot of people! I would like to to a class sue, if there are enough of us we can do this."

Pros: "Friendly, helpful, on-Time"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Seats were extremely uncomfortable, crew was very pleasant but leg room and seating are honestly the worst I've experienced."

Pros: "Smoove ride no issues"
Cons: "It's was very cold on the flight"

Cons: "Leg room and seats are terrible! Baggage fees high"

Cons: "Flight was delayed and took a long time to board off the plane"

Pros: "Seats weren't too miserable (i'm 6'4 so the tuna can effect is a constant concern; happy to say i didn't have to chew my knees)"
Cons: "delays on 100% of my frontier flights so far (2 / 2)"

Pros: "The boarding process was efficient, and the crew was very professional. It was inexpensive!"
Cons: "The only seats that recline are those you pay extra for. Everything is a la carte and an extra charge -- the baggage, the seats, even the coffee. It's totally worth it for the inexpensive ticket, but you need to watch the add-ons or you could easily jack up the price of your ticket quickly. For short flights, not having a reclining seat is fine, but it would be worth paying for one for longer flights."

Pros: "on time and landed on time. comfortable seat"

Cons: "Too many hidden charges, the total fare ends up higher than all the other airlines. I'm sorry I would rather know how much and what I am paying upfront."

Pros: "The check in rep was beyond rude and unacceptable. You have to pay for a CARRY ON??? That ridiculous"
Cons: "For a person to have to pay for their carry on is wrong. What must a person bring with them...1 t shirt and 1 underwear????????????"

Pros: "Absolutely nothing."
Cons: "The flight was delayed, meaning we didn't land in philly until after 1am and the airline did nothing more than shrug their shoulders. They didn't even give us complimentary coffee, still charging for it on the plane. It was awful."

Pros: "A place to sit down."
Cons: "Everything about their program encourages people to behave at their worst. A free-for-all for boarding, carry-ons that get "smuggled" on instead of paying the carry-on fees extorted on the web page. In general, just a hacker's mentality to flying -- like riding the mega-bus in the sky."

Cons: "I did not fly"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Nothing terrible terrible"

Pros: "Everything went nice and smooth. Great flight crew very helpful to everyone and very easy going. I will fligh frontier again"

Cons: "web site made it impossible to book a seat with out paying extra. Everything was extra so the cheaper price was not an accurate reflection of the ultimate expense. Would avoid Frontier in the future."

Pros: "Quick check-in"
Cons: "Seats uncomfortable"

Cons: "They charge for everything."

Pros: "2 hour wait to drop off the bags. The counter was closed, No one there. The crew was rude, more so then usual. Every time I fly Frontier, which thank god is not very often, I promise not to do it again. A half a penny better then Spirit, which is a sad comparison"

Cons: "The front chk in atten desk told me my luggage was ok to bring on but when I got to gate they told me it was 2 inch over ! So they made pay 60$ or they won't let me in yo my flight !!! If the front chk in desk told me that I would have chk my luggage in with my other 1, which was only 30$. Is they how they try to rip customer $ from them ?"

Pros: "Price was amazing. I got in early and safely. What more could i want."

Cons: "Baggage fee"

Pros: "It was cheap. That's pretty much it. Uhhh... Kayak wants 50 characters. So I guess they also got me to Los Angeles in one piece. So that's nice."
Cons: "It's like a greyhound bus with wings. The gate attendants were useless. The toilet was broken."

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