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February

High season

June

Cheapest flight

$58

Average price round-trip

$322

Good deal round-trip

$195

Good deal one-way

$136
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Most popular time to fly with an average 30% increase in price.
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  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $136 or less one-way and $195 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from Los Angeles to Chicago was found 64 days before departure, on average.
  • Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be May, June and July. The cheapest month to fly is February.
  • Morning departure is around 14% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
  • If you’re a nursing mother traveling through Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), you can use the Mother's Rooms for nursing your infant. These facilities provide a quiet and comfortable space to breast pump, feed, or nurse your kid. They are located on every terminal and are equipped with comfortable chairs, soft lighting, changing surface, electrical outlets, and sinks.
  • ORD offers duty-free stores ideal for stocking your essentials before leaving the airport. These stores sell various products ranging from apparel to cosmetics to electronics and other travel accessories. They are in Concourse B and C IN Terminal 1, Concourse F in Terminal 2, and Concourse K in Terminal 3.
  • If you need cash or currency exchange services before flying out, use the ATMs and currency exchange counters at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Bank of America operates ATMs in every terminal. ICE Currency Exchange counters are available at the Departure Level in every terminal.
  • Los Angeles to Chicago flights arrive at either ORD or Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW). If your destination is Downtown Chicago, it would be ideal to fly into MDW as it is closer to the region.
  • Most major airlines flying from Los Angeles to Chicago operate nonstop flights. However, one-stop flights are also available. The common layover options for these flights are Dallas, Las Vegas, and Fort Lauderdale.
  • Travelers with time on their hands before flights from Los Angeles to Chicago can build their own burger at Built Custom Burgers, located in Terminal 2 of Los Angeles Airport. Just head up to the counter, place your order, and watch them build your burger before your eyes as you call the shots on all the toppings you want.
  • Travelers on flights from Los Angeles to Chicago with some time to kill before their trip can find a relaxing place to pass the time at the American Airlines Admiral's Club. The three locations at Los Angeles Airport are in Terminal 4, Terminal 5, and the American Eagle Commuter Terminal. Admiral's Club members and most first and business class passengers can enjoy the lounge at no cost, and, even if you are not in that group, you can purchase a day pass to the club for $59.
  • If the kids are along for the flight from Los Angeles to Chicago, why not take them to the LAX Beach, located in the International Terminal? This is an interactive play area for kids that will not only keep them entertained before your flight, but will educate and enlighten them as well..
  • If you are in the mood for an upscale ride from Chicago O'Hare International after your flight, Echo Limousine offers an eight-passenger stretch limousine to downtown Chicago for around $120.
  • A popular means of travel after flights from Los Angeles to Chicago is to head curbside and grab an Uber. Riders requesting a ride from Chicago Midway Airport should set their pickup location as the arrivals level adjacent to the baggage claim area. The cost for the trip to downtown Chicago is between $20 and $30.
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Top 3 airlines serving Los Angeles to Chicago

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American AirlinesOverall score based on 49354 reviews
7.5Boarding
7.1Comfort
7.9Crew
6.9Entertainment
6.7Food
Airline reviews

Total disaster flight was delayed and we missed our connection twice and staff didn’t know what they were doing. Lost 2 days of our vacation. Meal vouchers didn’t work. Baggage didn’t arrive.

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Total disaster flight was delayed and we missed our connection twice and staff didn’t know what they were doing. Lost 2 days of our vacation. Meal vouchers didn’t work. Baggage didn’t arrive.

Better timing , we got in first class for nothing, the flight was delayed and there’s no incentive for that mistake. Gate crew at boarding times was not polite at all

More leg room.

Pros: "flight delay due to mechanical problem. pilot made up time, avoided excessive turbulence and silky smooth landing. attentive and highly visible patient flight attendants"
Cons: "no complimentary food option (other than pretzels /crackers) on 4 hr flight. aainflight provided live sports and news but movie selection was limited."
Pros: "Crew was very nice and plane was clean."
Cons: "I was exhausted and wanted to sleep on my late night flight but my seat did not recline (broken)"
Pros: "Everything was done in a good amount of time."
Cons: "Better room in seats....feels really tight"
Cons: "They cancelled the Flight and we had to book with Air France instead and made us late to our cruise"
Cons: "Flightleft 2 hours late and then an extra hour waiting at the next gate."
Pros: "Great crew"
Cons: "We experienced flight delays, lots of turbulence, and my knees were pressed up against the seat in front of me the whole duration of the flight. They also overbooked the flight, so some people had to take a flight the following day."
Cons: "My entertainment screen was not operating. Could not recline my seat."
Cons: "There was no entertainment at all, and pretzels are gross"
Pros: "It was not crowded breakfast"
Cons: "Breakfast was lousy"
Cons: "Flight attendants completely unresponsive when overhead space was filled by a lot of backpacks that supposed to go under seats. Also, kept selling alcohol to people who were clearly drunk and were obnoxious and loud the whole trip."
Pros: "The staff was fantastic"
Cons: "Well my flight got delayed four separate times. I was stuck in LAX for 3 hours. So much that booked another flight with another airline for the following morning. I had to book a hotel nearby LAX just so I could somewhere to sleep for the night. My luggage made it to Chicago safely, but I didn’t at least not with American Airlines. It took them an hour to tell us that they reassigned the pilot to another flight, not only that when it was delayed the first initial time (40 minute delay) about ten minutes before we were supposed to board they tell us that the flight attendant crew is going to take 30 minutes to get to the gate. Not only but those poor airline service staff were completely unaware of all these changes! They had to find out from the passengers what was going on. Honestly I will never fly with American Airlines ever again!!!"
Cons: "Not the best. Marginal food and hassled about carry-on that fit the size requirements. More like premium economy."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "More than 24 passengers on the flight from LAX to Chicago lost their connection to Venice After we landed in Chicago with 2 hours delays we all run to catch our flight to Venice and we got there 5 minutes after the flight was supposed to leave but was still there instead but we were denied access and send back to customer service"
Pros: "Pilot was informative."
Pros: "Staff at gate were very nice"
Cons: "Flight was delayed three or four times throughout the day"
Pros: "the Bowing 787 was wonderful"
Cons: "flight had been delay and delay. we are very disappoint because we always think we are fly with British airway, we even went to check in counter of British airway but find out America airline are the solo airline.you guys can't advertized like that."
Cons: "Small seats."
Pros: "Flight was on-time and crew was pleasant. This flight had movies available to watch!"
Cons: "Never given instructions on use if inflight WiFi. No food service on a three hour flight???"
Cons: "Check in process was an overbooked disaster Plane was very old Staff at gate and onboard were very rude"
Cons: "So little space between seats. Barely no legroom at all. I’m 5’ 5” and still found it tight. Feel bad for all tall or big ppl."
Pros: "On time arrival. Entertainment system worked on this Airbus, unlike the Boeing 737 (updated, but still outdated!) on the way out."
Cons: "Limited and unimaginative food options on board"
Pros: "Friendly staff."
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats."
Pros: "Staff was friendly"
Cons: "There were no veg options for sandwiches and food ran out after boarding group 6."
Pros: "What a great plane with a great crew. Truly an enjoyable flight. And the tailwind got us in quite a bit early!"
Pros: "Everything"
Pros: "(mostly) friendly staff, decent chairs, decent set of movies available. (First leg by American, second leg by British Airway)"
Cons: "Paid for seats, never got them, ended up in a cramped flight with no room (I'm only 5'5", so heaven forbid average height people try to sit here. My wife was miserable, and got a back ache because of the small quarters."
Pros: "Very clean. Staff was very friendly."
Cons: "Paid extra for six inches of leg room but the seats recline 2 inches. Not comfortable. TV touch screen did not work."
Pros: "The check in agent went above and beyond to get us on board."
Cons: "Couldn't check in online. Couldn't get a straight answer as to why. Kept getting the runaround from Kayak, American Airlines and British Airways. Never booking through kayak again."
Pros: "Left early, crew was friendly"
Cons: "Bought a seat that was explained as not having another passenger on either side, but it was just two seats in a row."
Cons: "It was cancelled"
Pros: "Flight crew was excellent."
Cons: "We booked flights through British Airways but flew American Airlines. The check in process was a stressful mess: we were forced to stand in long customer service lines both on our first flight from LAX to Chicago and again during our very short layover in Chicago to Dublin to ensure that our bags were checked all the way to our final destination. Very stressful, and it didn't help that the gate crew was extremely rude and unprofessional. It is very inconvenient that we could not choose our seats beforehand."
Pros: "Our flight was delayed by almost three hours due to weather in Chicago, the crew was very helpful and the pilot kept us informed about the updates that he was receiving."
Pros: "Great service and friendly stafg"
Cons: "Loved the yourt for breakfadt...rest of it was ok"
Cons: "Iberia does not have a check in counter at lax. All flights are operated by American, but ticket issued by Iberia. American could not locate my ticket and as a result I missed my flight. Iberia's 1800 number would not cooperate to release or rebook my ticket until a full day and 3 trips to the airport later when I made a manager speak to an American airline rep to explain and resolve what should be done with my unused ticket. Unbelievably inefficient and rude."
Pros: "Entertainment on long flights is vast. Flight attendants are nice and are prompt with requests."
Cons: "Bags that are told will be planeside end up being sent to tne final destination and no tags are given to the riders to let them know beforehand. Workers at counters were very rude."
Pros: "Flight on time."
Pros: "I like the comfortable chairs and screen touch screen in the seat in front of me"
Pros: "Boarding was a mess - there were no announcements about boarding and the gate agent did nothing to promote order in the gate area. Thank goodness for the new planes on this route - the old planes with the blue "leather" seats were so overdue to be retired. Onboard entertainment was great and every seat had a USB port and AC outlet. Smoothest landing ever, I couldn't even tell when the wheels hit the pavement! It was also the first time I recall a female captain on American - maybe the smooth landing wasn't such a coincidence :)"
Pros: "Entertainment us on point!"
Cons: "Boarding sucked, 90 mins delayed and made us check in bag. The snacks are TERRIBLE - no thank you."
Pros: "AA flights now have individual screens with free movies/videos/music/games. Power outlet and USB port included. Staff was polite, helpful"
Pros: "Everything"
Pros: "excellent in flight experience, crew was helpful and friendly. Overall a great experience"
Pros: "How spacious it felt and there were film selections"
Cons: "My film kept stopping randomly."
Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "Cramped, claustrophobic space. Cabin too warm."
Pros: "Crew was nice and understanding how uncomfortable the flight was."
Cons: "The seats are now smaller than ever. AA made them more marrow, closer together and less reclining. With 1.2 mil miles I am switching to drlta."
Cons: "Flight delayed turbulence out of control!"

Food options and quality was just okay. Crew and flight was excellent.

Great crew! Very friendly and attentive.

Cons: "A computer problem caused us to sit on the tarmac for 3 hours. Good times."
Pros: "Aisle Seat"
Cons: "Landing on time"
Cons: "Seating is very uncomfortable. A lot of turbulence during the flight made me very sick. Landing was very rough."
Pros: "Hate flight"
Cons: "Same issues , hated flight"
Pros: "The check in process at LAX was very efficient and smooth. and the crew on the plane was very considerate. And the tv system on some of the planes is very enjoyable."
Cons: "There was a technical issue on the plane so they had us get off and wait hoping they could fix the problem. It turned into a 3 hour wait. They covered a meal for us which was good and gave us $50 off our next flight. But I’m not sure I want to book united again. The lady at the service desk was not very patient (which is understandable since a loy of people had to rebook their connecting flights). But I was smiling at her and just asking how to go about changing our connecting flights and she seemed a little bit ready to get rid of me. And the next plane we got on, one of our tv screens didn’t work. And the connecting flight was delayed also because of a technical problem."
Cons: "Both ways there was no option for vegetarian or meat. No more bread was available too"
Pros: "Crew was friendly"
Cons: "Seat spaces were so small I thought I was flying spirit. And you have to pay for WiFi"
Pros: "Great service for my disabled uncle"
Pros: "I liked the United entertainment via the app."
Cons: "The seating is so cramped and too tight overall. I’m a small female about 5’4 with a medium build. The seating was never that small, it’s progressively become more and more cramped. Also it didn’t help that the flight staff slept most of night and didn’t come by to pick up cups or cans until they were told to please do so by several passengers. I had to take my cups and can to them so I could move around better in my tiny seat. Not cool."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "I had to print out my own labels for my bags. No one told me this . Mind you, I was already in line! I had to go print label. Get in line again. Attendant said I need to put the label on myself. And for me to step aside. I was not gonna get out of line again. No one was there to let customers know of this labeling. People were confused! Then I paid $25 online for my luggage. Then my luggage was over 50 pounds. I was charged $100. So I paid $125 for my luggage. Lax TSA Employees are rude and mean. Yelling do this and do that. Like we prisoners. I will never fly United again. I will let everyone know of my experience. Terrible customer service. Then your screens don't work on your airplane. Cannot watch movies. Therefore your plane is not up to par. But I paid up to $700! Never again. Good luck United."
Cons: "Not enough room for my legs, I was uncomfortable."
Pros: "Crew, food"
Cons: "That the only entertainment was for purchase only"
Pros: "Crew was very nice"
Cons: "No wifi and screen/tv working again. I must have bad luck but this has happen to me twice this month....I pay for United to have this nice amenities. Also half of the people getting on the plane did not have. Seats assigned to them, I would say half had a not to see ticket counter... delayed a little but not bad, crew worked ther butt off to get it done fast."
Cons: "Old plane, no service, TINY SEATS"
Pros: "Same"
Cons: "Same"
Cons: "It would be great if there were music channels included in the online entertainment choices :)"
Cons: "That you had to pay to watch anything"
Cons: "Everything"
Pros: "The staff was nice and courteous"
Cons: "The flight was almost 7 hours late. United offered nothing to help the situation. Had to pay for entertainment and food."
Pros: "The size of the pane. :) it was very comfortable."
Cons: "The attitude of the captains first lieutenant"
Pros: "Horrible service"
Cons: "Very negative about this company they did two times cancelation, at first was problem with lights in plane and we stay over an hour, then they say that the airplain has mechanical problems and we waited about one more hour, then they returned us to airport and we waited one more hour, finally after 3 hours they start to board us but service was horrible so rod boarding people. So I hade meeting with singing contract in the morning, I was late contract cancelled and I lose my money..... The company did not any compensation. I'm so Negative, negative, about this company, not recommended will never have again"
Pros: "Crew was really upbeat and helpful"
Cons: "The airline seats are a joke. Shared my middle "seat with two normal/thin guys and there was literally no room hot me to even put my arms down. The upright seat position isn't; it's pitched forward, and even when "reclined" perhaps 2 inches, it's no relief. Arrived in Chicago needing an ice pack for my neck and back pain. Also, LAX Terminal is visibly dirty."
Pros: "The woman at customer service was very nice telling me my flight was rebooked for the morning."
Cons: "Airport closed with no accommodation or resources. Slept freezing in a chair. Late flight and stranded overnight with no compensation, apology or reason why/where to go/what to do."
Cons: "Overall your service is going down hill."
Pros: "Boarding went well. We were not seated by each other as we had requested, my mom is 88!!! Thankfully other passengers were accommodating."
Cons: "Fact that we were not seated together after we had called United to make sure that we were."
Pros: "Hassle free. Cool invironment. Friendly, clean etc"
Cons: "Not to be on time"
Pros: "It was great"
Pros: "By downloading the free united app you have access to a decent library of movies and tv shows to watch on your personal devices over wifi. This made the flight seem much faster."
Cons: "Good trip good service"
Pros: "Crew was great!"
Cons: "Had to pay to watch movie."
Pros: "Although plane was delayed 45 minutes, the crew was attentive and did a nice job."
Cons: "A snack basket for first class? I understand it's a red eye, but I believe a better effort is needed on the food end. A hot towel would've been nice after a long red eye as well."
Cons: "Easy for check-in and on time"
Pros: "Love that they let families with kids 2 and under on first. Helps tremendously."
Cons: "Have to pay for WiFi and if they don't have WiFi only you have to pay to watch DirectTv with no option to just watch a free movie."
Pros: "Flight attendants responsive, delay updates timely and appropriate, and we even arrived early after having to wait on the jet way longer than expected."
Cons: "Not enough gluten free / vegan options for snacks."
Pros: "Great folks working for airlines"
Cons: "2 hour delay"
Pros: "Fast. Early. Friendly staff. Awesome flight."
Cons: "Nothing. Everything was awesome. Would fly again in a heart beat."
Pros: "Fast, friendly and accurate service to our destination"
Pros: "The flight was on time."
Cons: "The wifi for the entertainment worked perfectly, a power jack is needed to charge the device."
Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "Flight delays on both legs of the journey."
Pros: "There was a 30 minute delay, but we managed to get to Chicago close to on time."
Pros: "The crew was great"
Cons: "There was no food"
Cons: "The original flight was cancelled"
Cons: "No free wifi. No free entertainment. Smaller than a kids small fruit snack bag of trail mix for a 4+ hour flight. Gate issues delaying our boarding-resulting in late take off.- and delayed transit home to last available route of the night- thank goodness!"
Pros: "N/A"
Cons: "Seats were uncomfortable, no TVS & food was horrible"
Cons: "The boarding process is a bit chaotic. I honestly think the wi fi should be free."
Pros: "Nothing!!"
Cons: "Everything. Delays were inexcusable, staff ridiculously unfriendly and just bad attitudes all round. Very unpleasant experience, won't be using this airline ever again."
Pros: "I liked the DirectTv."
Cons: "Another late plane, extremely rude staff with the exception of one male attendant. Forced to check the same bag that I flew to California with on United Airlines by a racist, impatient, ignorant attendant. Will hesitate before I fly this airline again."
Pros: "I havd to buy a whole new flight. from mechanical errors. it was horrible. I have no help"
Pros: "Noooooo"
Cons: "The check in staff. Had No sympathy that I had to leave my things because I was not charged the 1st time I went. But I. The way back u was getting charged I had the same bags as the 1st flight. Then 1 of my kids mask broke and I had no card mask should be giving out if a person is not weak g one. I am very unhappy with spirit"
Pros: "Pretty much nothin"
Cons: "Pretty much everything"
Pros: "I"
Cons: "I had to pay $300 for a baby sitter bec my flight was delayed. No one order any apologies or compensation"
Cons: "Seats are too small not enough leg room"
Pros: "A completely garbage airline. Has to pay for water!! Flight delayed 3 hours. Cramped seats, old plane. Not sure I could recommend Spirit to anybody. Please don't endorse this kind of air service."
Cons: "Comfort"
Pros: "Flight departed early and landed almost 40 minutes early. Good service. Nice crew. I paid extra for the big First seat."
Cons: "Still no frills. No internet. No power for your computer. No reclining seats."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Service not professional. Charge extra for everything. Afraid to use the bathroom due to possible extra charge."
Pros: "Stewardess gave me a military discount. Very much appreciated"
Cons: "Been waiting an hour to deplane after landing >:("
Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "spirit sucks"
Pros: "Spacious. Clean."
Cons: "Not Serving free water."
Cons: "Over priced luggage fees. Unclean planes, untrained employees"
Pros: "There wouldn't be any entertainment. Seats were plastic fantastic but reasonably comfortable."
Cons: "The baggage rates are unbelievable especially if you don't sign up when they're being booked imagine $26 for a bag in the overhead compartment?"
Pros: "Initial price, before being charged for everything separately"
Cons: "Being charged for everything separately, after the fact. Made it hard to compare true price against other airlines."
Pros: "It was cheap"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Boarded early, left a bit early. That's the most important part. Seats are more comfortable than other airlines, with actual lumbar support. I also like that they don't recline."
Cons: "I'd like to buy a sandwich at lunchtime, but nothing substantial is offered."
Pros: "The attendants were nice. The pilot was kinda funny."
Cons: "I didn't do my research.... A carry on cost $55 at time of checkin. Most seats do not recline. Beverages/snacks...even the basics cost. No onboard internet. I'm sure these are all things I could have found out with a little digging but I was buying a ticket in a hurry at the last minute. Not blaming anyone but myself but Spirit is not the airline for me. I got the feeling they promote themselves as a budget airliner but when you add of the costs of a carry on a account for the missing comforts I felt like there wasn't much savings in terms of experience. This is not for airline snobs...which I guess I am."
Pros: "For a no frills airlines it's a good experience."
Cons: "Not much"
Pros: "The refunded our flight and baggage for the one-way trip."
Cons: "They did not need to cancel the flight (all other airlines were flying) and they had no other options for flying out that day. The only option was a flight out the FOLLOWING NIGHT which would have been a RED EYE. NO THANKS! We got a refund and booked on American, which is far superior in every way possible."
Cons: "Our flight was delayed by five hours. I understand these things happen-- the lack of communication was the biggest problem. Tensions were running high and quite a few passengers lashed out at Spirit employees and each other. This ugly situation could have been mitigated by any attempt to keep customers in the loop and providing them with more information regarding delays."
Pros: "Cheap flights."
Cons: "We were told our flight was downgraded and that 35 passengers needed to switch thier flight as there was no seats available. We had a group of 5 people and 2 did not have seats. So we volunteered to switch our flights as we were told we would leave the following day at the same time all together, get a hotel for the night, food vouchers and 2 free round trip flights. So when they were switching our flights they booked 3 out of the 5 who volunteered and they told us we could not be on the same flight. Eventually they got us all on the same flight but that was 4 or 5 hours later. In regards to the food vouchers we were informed we could only use them in the airport but we were not allowed pass tsa as we did not have boarding passes. We then asked about our luggage as we had checked them in when we first arrived and they informed us they pulled them out of the flight and they were going to be at luggage claim. When we tried to get our luggage at baggage claim we were then informed that no luggages were pulled and they were already in transit to chicago. So the supervision told us that we could buy whatever items we needed for the night and we would get reimbursed later, which keep in mind we had to take a taxi from the hotel to a target near by. This whole process was ridiculous and it seemed as if no one was able to provide us with accurate information. Had we known it was going to be such a hassel and inconvenience to ourselves we would have never given up our seats to begin with. Pedro was the name of the person at the gate who informed us we would have a flight all together and that was false in which carlos had told him. Rosario at check in was patient and helped the most but she informed us our luggage was going to be available for us and that was false. Zachary manning Katona was very unprofessional and rude to us as well as his coworkers. And edier the supervisor informed us we will get a reimbursement for the items we buy since our luggage was shipped back to chicago, so lets see if thats true or false when the time comes."
Pros: "Not very much, the crew was pleasant and that was the only decent thing about the flight."
Cons: "There was no option to get a mobile boarding pass and I was not near a printer and wanted to do it before arriving at the airport. Only being able to check one bag is the silliest and most inconvenient rule since I was gone for 10 days and needed to bags for all my things. The charge for an extra bag was practically what it cost to buy a plane ticket. The seats on the plane were the most uncomfortable plane seats I've ever been on especially for a 4 hour flight. Finally, there was no in flight entertainment for a 4 hour flight offered. There wasn't even an option for in-flight wifi for purchase. It was the worst flight I have ever had. It's 2017 and Spirit's lack of amenities that every other airline offers is a sorry excuse for providing slightly cheaper airfare than most airlines. I never desire to fly with Spirit again."
Pros: "Never never never again."
Pros: "Great flight"
Cons: "No leg room and bag fee was high"
Pros: "I dont have anything nice to say about my flight!"
Cons: "I did not get to take my flight because Sprit airlines cancelled my flight. So I had to rebook on another airline to get back home. So as a result I will never fly with Spirit Airlines again!"
Cons: "No leg room A rude millenial behind me was playing his Ipad without headphones on my 6am early flight out to Los Angeles. When he refused to turn it off or put on headphones I summoned the Flight attendant. The flight attendant asked him if he wanted to move (which he refused) and, instead, I was forced to move. How about enforcing common courtesy to all on the plane. My return flight was delayed 2 1/2 hours with no notice on the monitors, no email update and numerous unannounced gate changes."
Pros: "Missed the flight"
Pros: "It was early"
Cons: "Babies"
Pros: "Cc"
Cons: "I had a severe emergency that required surgery three days prior to the trip and was not allowed any refund although I have all the doctors and hospitals and surgery materials"
Pros: "pricing structure. I like not having to pay for other people's bags and food/drinks, love the metal-back (non reclining) seats in the new airbus."
Cons: "I don't like waiting for people to retrieve bags while de-planing. Why wouldn't you put the non-bag people closer to the front? People who travel light are doing you a favor, why not return the favor by saving them a few precious minutes? How much does a 30-40 pound bag cost you in extra fuel? Incentivize the behavior that helps you. Win-win!"
Pros: "Price of ticket"
Cons: "Primitive boarding procedure nearly caused us to miss the flight. Kiosks won't print your boarding pass within 45 minutes of your flight time, even if you are checked into your flight. And Spirit does not permit you to use a boarding pass on your phone, you must waste natural resources & print. Unfortunately, we had a problem while returning our rental car, so we were later to the kiosk than planned. So, we had to wait in line to ask an employee at the counter to print out boarding passes. Thanks to the kind passengers of LAX airport letting us jump in line several times, we made our flight just as doors closed."
Pros: "all was excellent"
Pros: "I got to my destinations safely."
Cons: "You don't actually save money with this airline, which is something I had to learn the hard way apparently. You could hardly understand the pilot when he made announcements and the crew wasn't exactly rude, but definitely weren't kind and warm either. The man next to me pushed his button for someone to assist him and asked that they throw his trash away (not cool on the man's part, I'll admit that, because the crew was doing walk-throughs for trash every 5 minutes it seemed). But, the passenger next to me did not deserve the passive aggressive help he received. The seats are uncomfortable and don't seem worth the money/weight they must have saved. While I admire the mission to save fuel, I think the cons outweigh the pros of this airline. I'll happily return to Southwest or Virgin."
Pros: "Great energy from staff"
Pros: "Not overcrowded flight. Wide aisle."
Cons: "No reclining seats, no plug in for music. Too small tray table."
Pros: "Nothing. Literally nothing."
Cons: "We hit some very bad turbulence. It was terrifying. The pilot did not communicate with us about it at all. We circled around and had no idea what was going on. The male flight attendant found a group of young guys that he clearly favored and focused all of his attention on them, giving them free food and drinks, and ignoring other passengers. That is discriminatory. The seats do not recline and on a flight of that length, it becomes very uncomfortable. The seats were not cleaned prior to boarding. There was garbage in all of the seat-back pockets. There was no entertainment so I am not sure why I am being asked to rate it. The food and drink options were pretty bad. This airline charges for water?!?! That's ridiculous. Overall, this was, without a doubt, the worst flight I have ever been on. I was uncomfortable, neglected by the staff, and in fear for my safety and wellbeing. Just terrible."
Pros: "Only their initial "SUCKER PRICE" that does NOT include any luggage or the ability to sit with your family without paying extra!!!"
Cons: "They use an initial "SUCKER PRICE" which does NOT include ANY LUGGAGE or the ability to SIT WITH YOUR FAMILY without paying extra!! $50 extra for each piece of luggage ... EACH WAY1 If you don't pay at the check in counter they charge $100 for each piece of luggage - each way and that includes ANY BACKPACK WITH WHEELS! $25 FOR EACH FAMILY MEMBER TO SIT TOGETHER!!!! NO COMPLIMENTARY FOOD OR DRINK. 2 sodas are $5! (can't buy just one) NO none zero entertainment, not even a radio channel."
Pros: "They treated me with extra respect and kindness because I was military."
Cons: "Nothing was to my disliking."
Cons: "waiting to change itinerary"
Cons: "Must pay for carryon bags. This is ridiculous. The seats are very uncomfortable."
Pros: "The fact that is was a small plane, we boarded quickly. For being a economy seat, there was foot room. The staff was good, the main steward was funny. We dd purchase something and the guy forgot to bring to us, but someone else took care of us."
Cons: "Seats were so thin I felt every thing the person behind me did. the cost for carry n and checked bags are completely unreasonable. They claim cheap flights, but I found same price with larger airlines. The food court in their section was tiny, and they only had one bathroom, at LAX! Oh and the seat did not recline and the plane was cold. I will not fly with them again."
Pros: "I did not like any part of the experience. I love you kayak but please do not offer spirit airlines flights! They are truly terrible."
Cons: "Really dreadful! This airline is insanely riddled with hidden fees. They will charge you for every breath you take. By the time I was finished with paying the fees my flight had gone up by $100! Absolutely deplorable! I really enjoy kayak for the financial liberty it allows me and this Spirit airlines ripped it away from me. Not to mention none of these fees are mentioned before I purchased the flight! For god sakes buying a ticket doesn't even guarantee you a seat! I absolutely understand that every airline has extra fees, but Spirit was an insane outlier. I was charged for a Carry-on. A CARRY ON! Never again! Tisk tisk kayak!"
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "When you start adding other expenses such as checking in luggage, small snack & drink, etc., it really is not so cheap as it first appears. Will not likely to fly again w/ Spirit unless it's very short haul, and I am carrying everything I need in my pockets."
Cons: "Flight was cancelled under for 4 prior to takeoff. Spirit showed a direct flight same day online at 9PM from LAX to Chicago but when I called to confirm they said it was not available to me and put me on a 6 hour layover flight to MN. I asked for a hotel since I was spending the night in MN which I had not planned for and they denied that. I asked to use my $50 voucher they fought to provide me for a cancellation inconvenience for an in flight water and they said they only accept credit cards. I'm stuck in MN for the night with nothing to eat drink or anywhere to sleep cause of the late cancellation notice which they claimed was a mechanical error. I'm pissed I want my money refunded."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "On my departing flight I was delayed right off the bat for 2 hours. Then after that we sat on the tarmac for 2 hours and then deboarded and delayed another 3 hours. The staff was very unhelpful and I paid $28 for a seat upgrade which was not even fulfilled because I requested an aisle seat and got a window seat. The staff was also very rude and told me this why hispanic people have a sterotype. On my arriving flight I was double charged for my carrying on and backpack. I was told that I would need to pay for both but when I went into the gate that was not the case and I saw that my backpack met specifications to not be charged. When I paid the fee the attendant took money out from her brasserie to give me change and then pocketed the cash and when I asked for a reciet she said the computer system was down and on my boarding ticket it did not have that I paid for a carry on so I was given a hard time at the gate. When I explained what happened they said okay as if this shady stuff is acceptable. I was then delayed in the air for 2 hours and rerouted to detroit to get gas. We were told to hold tight and not allowed to use the restroom for an hour to then be told we had to deboard for an addtional 2 hours. This is horrible and I will continue to speak with someone until I get a refund."
Pros: "Cost"
Cons: "They are not allowed to buy food with cash"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything, I will never fly with this airline again. The plane was loud, baggage fees were outrageous, fee for drinks. My luggage came to me filthy. Clerks at the luggage drop were rude and unfriendly."
Pros: "The flight was quick and comfortable"
Cons: "The flight was delayed for a very long time."
Pros: "I liked the seats"

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