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Low season

AugustBest time to beat the crowds with an average 3% drop in price.

High season

DecemberMost popular time to fly with an average 13% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$395(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$286or less

Good deal one-way

$171or less

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  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found tickets from Madison to California for the following prices or less: to Los Angeles $204 one-way - $384 round-trip, to San Diego $171 one-way - $286 round-trip, to San Francisco $202 one-way - $384 round-trip
  • Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be November and December. The cheapest month to fly to California is August.
  • Morning departure is around 81% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

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Top 4 airlines serving Madison Truax Field to California

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

7.9
Delta
Overall score based on 29,227 reviews
8.1
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
8.5
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
7.5
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Fast!"

Pros: "It was super"

Pros: "I didn't fly from Minneapolis to Los Angeles"
Cons: "I didn't fly from Minneapolis to Los Angeles"

Pros: "On time"

Pros: "Everything! Thank you"
Cons: "Nothing. Thanks"

Pros: "Crews were friendly"

Pros: "There was those head rest flaps on my chair head rest. Checkin my luggage was seamless."
Cons: "Boarding process was bit disorganized."

Cons: "Again, make sure to note conspicuously that luggage price is not included."

Cons: "Plane was too hot"

Cons: "It was canceled"

Cons: "Seem that they turned off the air conditioning once we landed in the cabin got on the warm side."

Pros: "awesome"

Pros: "Each employee on the plane was nice."
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "All aspects"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Loved the plane, people and timeliness"

Pros: "Delta always does a superior job - domestically and internationally!"

Pros: "The service on plane was great and so was the opportunity to check luggage, although I was happy I didn't have to."
Cons: "Boarding from DTW to LAX, we had to stand for a long time on the jetway and it was really cold. It was the holding place after they checked my ticket. Otherwise, it was a great experience flying Delta."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing, keep at it"

Cons: "Everything was perfect!"

Cons: "N-S"

Cons: "Have to call out the delta lounge...excellent and healthy. My experience was outstanding. Thanks Delta"

Pros: "Everything went smoothly. Baggage was at carousel before we were, a first."
Cons: "Everything was fine."

Pros: "Operated by Delta so great!"

Pros: "."

Pros: "Flew us safely home."
Cons: "We waiting on the runway for over a long period."

Pros: "Excellent Service."

Pros: "The movies"
Cons: "We boarded late, then sat in a hot plane for an ester 30-40 mins because the route got cancelled. They wouldn’t serve us beverages while it was so hot inside. We landed over 49 mins later into Lax"

Pros: "on time"

Cons: "The airplane was freezing cold. I had on a sweater and jacket and was unbearably cold. The entire plane was miserable. There weren’t any blankets either...this is not the"

Pros: "Flights were on time and friendly attendants!"

Pros: "ditto above"
Cons: "ditto above"

Cons: "No drink or snack service. No trash pick up. No option to purchase or rent headphones"

Cons: "waiting on the tarmac for 40 minutes"

Pros: "Over cramped No Space for carry on slow service"
Cons: "Over cramped No Space for carry on slow service"

Pros: "No hassle, no drama, very smooth."
Cons: "The blueberries were rather bland."

Pros: "Friendly people and clean plane"
Cons: "They lost my luggage, I hope it shows up shortly"

Cons: "Wifi didn't work (network wouldn't show up)."

Cons: "Condition of the airplane"

Pros: "Sitting in middle isle, just get elbowed a lot."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "All I need to say."

Cons: "Late and missed my international connection"

Pros: "Unlimited snacks and drinks..."
Cons: "The mediocre upgrade."

Pros: "Our stewardess in the economy cabin was probably one of the best we have ever encountered. She was very courteous and personable."

Pros: "On time"

Cons: "No free meals."

Pros: "Service"

Pros: "They got us from A to B without any problems."
Cons: "Efficient to the point of robotic."

Cons: "Service"

Pros: "Nice staff"
Cons: "Old plane especially in first, no TV s"

Pros: "All 4 legs of our flight were right on time, and the planes appeared to be clean."
Cons: "Paying first class fare buys a couple of additional inches of space, but nothing more. There's nothing really first class about it."

Cons: "Better organization of when a flight gets delayed at another airport due to weather."

Cons: "I’m tall. And there is no room to put my legs or my arms."

Cons: "Faster baggage pickup at DFW"

Pros: "Seat room is limited, especially when you are in the middle seat."
Cons: "Seat space"

Pros: "Our attendant was simply the best I have ever had the pleasure of flying with."
Cons: "Everything was perfect."

Pros: "The crew on the plane were great but even better was the women at the counter in terminal. She was amazing at getting everyone rerouted to their destinations"
Cons: "The WiFi was broken. the plane needed to be inspected and it took 2 attempts to get paperwork right and there was no inspector on the ground. 3 hours later after sitting on the plane for an hour with no food or drinks. If people have waited that long for one of your flights, give them a little food"

Cons: "Damaged one baggage, and delayed arrival of other baggage for 2 days that forced me to cancel a following trip."

Cons: "Cabin crew was good not great - expected more in flagship"

Pros: "The flight attendant gave me a whole can of Diet Coke (I didn’t ask for it)"
Cons: "Seat number is crazy. ACDF. How about ABCD..."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Getting a flight"

Pros: "Nice crew! Specifically remember Monica"
Cons: "Boarding was inconvenient and the plane was half empty, leaving the majority of the passengers in the back. I’m sure it’s because of weight distribution but it’s still kind of annoying."

Cons: "Fight was delayed 50 min departure because flight crew wasnt there. Also, plane was very old and outdated."

Cons: "Seats are small but I understand why just dont like it."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "My flight from Madison to Chicago got cancelled and I had to drive for three hors to get to o’ Hare."

Pros: "It’s not like it used to be. U S based airlines lag behind their European and Asian counterparts"
Cons: "There’s always room for improvement. Too much to list here"

Pros: "Never even made it on this flight because the first flight was ruined and delayed severely"
Cons: "The fact that my travel plans were entirely derailed and I had to book with another airline"

Pros: "The boarding was great. The food and comfort was consistent with the average."
Cons: "The crew (some, not all) could have been friendlier and more accommodating. Entertainment is better with TV’s at each seat for variety."

Cons: "I was forced to chance airlines, because, AA knew about an issue with the plane but still tried to used it."

Pros: "Easy flight"
Cons: "No backseat TV or usb charging outlets"

Cons: "4 hour mechanical delay and shitty communication"

Cons: "Additional cost for luggage"

Cons: "While my experience was excellent, I must acknowledge that the practice of charging significantly more for some seats is outrageous. I was happy with the (free) seats I had."

Cons: "Waited one hour on runway after landing for plane to be towed prior to getting off the plane. This was made worse surrounded by unruly children that no one made an effort to control."

Pros: "Unlike previous AA flights, the process was smooth everywhere it mattered. Attendants and crew were friendly, service was prompt, flight was smooth."
Cons: "Everything was great."

Cons: "Spotiy WIFI for $12. Not worth it. Had to log in multiple times. Still wouldn’t work well"

Pros: "Nothing in particular"
Cons: "Outlet did not work"

Cons: "Flight crew very brusk. Econ seats VERY tight for space. Flight was switched from BA to AA. I found the BA Econ seats more comfortable."

Pros: "Seats were nice, service came pretty quickly considering the size of the plane, boarding went reasonably quick"
Cons: "Started boarding and didn't announce another delay till we're on the aircraft, sitting in the gate for an hour and a half. My audio jack was broken and regardless, it will still trying to charge me for everything even though i was force to be squashed between two people who are also frustrated about sitting doing nothing."

Pros: "One of the only flights that got out during a blizzard. Very professional, de-icing went smoothly, pilot was smooth and flight was smooth."
Cons: "All good"

Pros: "I lost money, I came back a day later wish it wasn’t plan and is NOT ok ."
Cons: "kieytcha@gmail.com"

Pros: "I was not seated with my husband when we were given our tickets and they were gracious enough to give us exit row seats by each other."
Cons: "As we were boarding the plane they told us that we needed to check our bags. No other explanation was given. I brought a carry on so that I didn’t have to check my bag. I thought maybe it was because there wasn’t enough overhead space, but as we got on the plane the overhead bins were very large and extra space was left as they began to close up the bins for take off. It was extremely annoying and I felt I was given no choice."

Pros: "The mobile updates were helpful and timely."
Cons: "The overhead space was smaller on this plane and as I learned on my trip to DTW my weekender carry-on would not fit with my shoes in it. Because of this, I pulled my shoes out and put them in a collapsible bag that fit under the seat in front of me along with my small personal bag as I had done on my previous flight. However, the gate agent would not allow me to board the plane and would not listen to my explainations at all as I tried to keep the boarding process moving along. She kept repeating "you have 3 bags" and made me steep out of line and check my carry-on (which I would then have to pick up at baggage claim). When I asked why I couldn't get out on the jetway like she had done for other passengers she said, " I only did that for airline employees" (quick happened to be a flight attendant from Spirit). My overall experience on both flights to and from Detroit was that the gate agents and flight attendants were the most unhelpful and rude airline employees I have delt with and I will stick to my preferred carrier, Delta, for my future flights back and forth to Detroit. They certainly make me feel like a valued customer when I fly them, which I did not feel with American."

Cons: "Too tight, seat was uncomfortable, food was bland"

Cons: "No space! Glad I was sitting next to family! Seats were tight...no leg room...long flight!"

Cons: "plane had mechanical problems - new plane and gate and an hour delay. - first drink should have been free"

Cons: "Airline throughout mentioned connecting flight passengers are okay as the flight will land almost at the scheduled arrival time but once onboard bluntly announced that we don't have further information. This is cheating"

Pros: "Pretty much on time departure and arrival. Comfortable, larger aircraft than usual."
Cons: "n/s as only a 40 minute flight"

Pros: "The entertainment was excellent! Flight was top notch! A+++ , very friendly people and nice to talk to!"
Cons: "A hippie beside me opened up his homemade fish and garlic hummus! But excellent on American Airlines end!"

Pros: "They were offering free checked carry-on luggage at the gate so took advantage of that which got my wife and I pre-boarding. Which was a good thing because the overhead bins were awful on this dinosaur plane."
Cons: "I thought we were getting a history tour upon boarding as one of the first airplanes ever constructed or something. There should never be an airplane that doesn't have personal entertainment on board for an 11+ hour flight. The main cabin had two monitors up front on each side and one in the middle section. We paid for "premium" seats, no charging options. The overhead storage could barely hold the smallest of carry-on luggage. The food was mediocre at best. We were pretty close to the front but every time the beverage cart made it to us the wine was already empty from the previous passengers. Overall pretty miserable flight"

Cons: "The landing gate in Palm Springs."

Pros: "Had window seat. Seat to close tho bulkhead wall. Shoulder literally resting on the side of wall the whole flight."
Cons: "See above."

Pros: "Leg room is extremely limited and they made me Check my bag even though it was not at all over size and fit easily into the overhead on my previous flight. Gate crew was impolite but crew on plane was friendly."
Cons: "Smaller seats with very limited leg room (I'm only 100 pounds and 5'4" and felt crowded!) Forced to check bag"

Pros: "No much"
Cons: "What poor services all round. The check in staff where on the phone or talk to themselves. No one even spoke to me at checkin. Then the boarding staff were so rude, they act like they own the plane and they are god. They would not answer anyone questions and just pointed at the screen. The airplane staff hello at least. But the food very so bad, even easyjet has better food. Also their understanding for the english was so poor but the air stewardess told me " we speak American" !!!!"

Pros: "There's nothing good about AA"
Cons: "One of the few things SouthWest, Alaska & United did was the proper queuing of people to get into the plane. AA is a free for all - those who follow regulations will fall behind. In this flight from Boston to LAX - I heard there were 80 Priority checking - are you kidding me. Group 1 does not help if I have 80 Priority seating and one family took 12 people in with one elderly. It's good to place Elderly and Military up front first - but to take the Whole entire family - that's not fair - you have 8 able bodies who should be in line with the rest of the crowd. Also who heard of 80 Priority check ins - normally, that's Group 1. Never flying AA unless I a desperate."

Cons: "No Television"

Pros: "Just getting off the plane"
Cons: "Almost everything was nightmare minus the ticket counter people*"

Pros: "The crew and boarding"
Cons: "That the WiFi wasn't free"

Cons: "No seemed happy at all."

Cons: "The original flught flight was delayed and we had to wait in a long slow line, however , once we got to desk , the agent was very nice and we had already been rebooked on an Alaska flight. So we never ended up going to Phoenix. The resolution was acceptable but it made for a 12 hour travel day instead of a 4 hour travel day."

Pros: "Layover was short"
Cons: "I was charged for my carry on that they then forced me to check. Then one of the stewards on the second leg was an outright nasty woman regarding masks. I had my mask over nose and mouth. But apparently not enough and then she was loudly talking to the other flight attendants about it. One told me “I was perfectly fine.”"

Pros: "Great nonstop, friendly crew"

Cons: "Seats are REALLY small"

Pros: "The first flight had built in video screens."
Cons: "But video screens in all aircraft."

Pros: "Boarded on time in challenging weather in Chicago. Got to Orlando on a day we could well have had problems getting a plane with the weather."
Cons: "The seat was the usual uncomfortable coach seat."

Cons: "Basic Economy forces you to check bags for a fee and prohibits carry on luggage. I was not prepared for this when checking in. Luckily, we were able to downsize into one suitcase which we checked in."

Cons: "Just a couple passengers slow to get suitcases in overhead slowed people down. Nothing United needed to fix. You all were great. Loved the flight attendants’s humor too."

Cons: "Not on time, flight got cancelled and they just rebooked to the next day with no support for overnight stay, rental, etc."

Pros: "Paid for Econoplus seat but was assigned a seat in the row before the emergency exit. Seat uncomfortable didn’t recline had to go through refund process"

Cons: "Delays and poor communication. Ended up on other airline and 14 hrs to get from Madison, WI to Baltimore, MD"

Pros: "The crew was great."
Cons: "Hard seats....."

Cons: "Delayed 2 hours."

Pros: "Excellent trip. Took basic economy. Only like needed to pack for weekend. Got the job done."
Cons: "No frills. It wasn't needed but gotta think of something to put here."

Pros: "The actual crew on the flight was lovely and apologetic, did everything they could to help us despite the delays. At least that's something."
Cons: "Delayed for over an hour but not notified of the length of the delay in a fashion which would allow me to drive the 2 hours to Chicago in order to make my connection. Repeatedly told the connecting flight was the last one out of the entire airport to my final destination. Heard other travelers discussing that they had been rebooked onto an alternate airline and then found a later flight on Kayak, walked up to podium and asked to be rebooked on that specific flight, which they grudgingly did. Of note, I was repeatedly reassured that they were "sure" I would make my connection without a problem and to stop worrying so much. My flight left out of Madison 2 minutes after my connection departed Chicago. I usually fly a different airline, whose flights out of Madison were all on time that day, and will do so in the future despite more expensive ticket. The actual crew on the flight was lovely and apologetic, did everything they could to help us despite the delays. At least that's something."

Pros: "Flight crew did everything possible to make up time lost from a maintenance delay."
Cons: "Crew member splattered me with tonic from a can he opened for the passenger in front of me. No harm done, however."

Pros: "I liked that we flew directly into Palm Springs, which is my local airport."
Cons: "I didn't like how tight the seating spaces were. I'm a thin, small person and I was not comfortable. I can't imagine how a taller or heavier person could be accommodated comfortably. I never thought I'd say this ... but I've now decided I prefer taking the train because domestic air travel is just too confining!"

Pros: "Cheap tix"

Pros: "There is nothing positive to say."
Cons: "Plane was delayed by 8 hours. We boarded and unboarded the plane 3 times. Why didn't they just cancel the flight? I missed my connecting flight. No food or beverage service. Didn't even let us use the airplane bathroom after a long delay. I paid to check my luggage and they LOST it and sent it to the wrong airport."

Pros: "Everything was fine."
Cons: "Everything was fine."

Pros: "Half-hour flight, early to destination, which gave us plenty of time for our connecting flight."
Cons: "Why pay extra for baggage? This should be included in the ticket price -- which incidentally was not cheap!"

Pros: "Short flight"

Cons: "I haven't made it there yet. Flight leaves 4PM Friday. Mechanical problems in Chicago so was put up in Hyatt and I am at the airport now waiting to fly out at 4PM today."

Pros: "Wasn't dragged off flight."
Cons: "Bathrooms so small you can't even turn around. And I'm 5'7", 135lbs!!"

Pros: "Arrived early!!!"
Cons: "No snacks!"

Pros: "Gate agent handled impossible situation well"
Cons: "flight was canceled due to mechanical problems on two of the airplanes"

Pros: "Boarding was uneventful, but I wish I could have gotten a gate check....I;m 76 and getting my bag above the seat is difficult. But the gate attendant said there was no gate check on that flight."
Cons: "I had a center seat and that is very uncomfortable for me."

Pros: "I was able to get to my destination safely"

Pros: "All aspects - crew were pleasant, flight was on time and smooth, meal was reasonable"

Pros: "I took 4 different flights and all the crews seemed to all be moody."

Pros: "Will never use united."

Pros: "Getting a seat in economy plus! (But I think that happened because I had trouble using the online seat booking process and couldn't get a seat assignment till I got to the gate for my Albany flight, probably the only seat available) also liked arriving early in Albany."
Cons: "Arriving at the end of terminal C and having to trek to the end of terminal B for my connecting flight. Supposedly a one hour window, but by the time I got off, and made that enormous trek, no time to get a meal. Going to Madison flights left from almost adjoining gates. Lovely!"

Pros: "Stewardess were very nice"
Cons: "Tried to change flight to different day cost was rediculus united wanted an additional amount equal to the cost of the whole round trip not very helpful Were TSA approved going but not returning At 84 did not appreciate this. Will not fly United again if I have a choise"

Cons: "Ron working the check in desk at United gate B67 to B79 was extremely rude, condescending and combative. I was appealed & offended by him and the way he spoke to me. I also observed his poor treatment of other passengers I will not longer use United Airlines for my flight needs"

Pros: "They kept us well hydrated"
Cons: "How far I had to get to me next flight in Chicago"

Cons: "Short flight everything was fine"

Pros: "On time..nice staff"

Pros: "Finally a United flight that left on time and arrived on time!"
Cons: "The entire United experience left me wanting something, anything from this airline. Unfortunately the only thing they will get from me is no more chances for service recovery. They failed miserably!"

Pros: "Very good! Very nice and friendly employees!"

Pros: "Tsa stopped all in my party for private screening to run us very late.."
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Attended to us constantly"
Cons: "Everything was Great!"

Cons: "The baggage claim at San Luis obispo was not acceptable"

Pros: "Convinunce"
Cons: "United airlines crew said that the plane had on board computer problems and then the crew said they couldn't fly because they were timed out on hours and we sat for 3 hrs in the plane only to here that they cancelled the flight and I had to scramble to find another flight to get to my destination"

Cons: "The fact that the tv is on constantly without the option to turn it off is annoying. The viewing length to passenger is too short to really enjoy (Probably not your fault). PLEASE permit us to turn it off."

Cons: "Unable to depart due to pilot wanting windows washed. Created significant delay. Had to rebook flight for next day. Additional cost as a result. I will seek a refund which was due to the delay."

Cons: "they didn't serve us, not even water. Also they tried to land once and they could not and then they took us back and retried. Not an explanation or anything.. I believe that the pilots didn't know what they were doing.... I fly frequently but this is one of the worst experience, plus have in mind that you go to Palm Springs to enjoy and relax not to die.., If you have turbulence least announce the passengers and prepare them."

Pros: "The price, fact it was a direct flight"
Cons: "Both flights had mechanical problems, causing delays, the wait for luggage back in New York, over25 minutes"

Pros: "Nice crew, good flight."
Cons: "No Wi-Fi, short flight so not big issue"

Pros: "The flight was pretty empty so I had an entire row"

Pros: "Got to check 2 carry on pieces for free because too many people had carry on bags. We had paid to check one bag and would have to pick it up anyway, so checking extra pieces was not a problem and actually was very much appreciated."
Cons: "15 minutes late in taking off because an airline associate failed to close out a screen on the computer. It took too long to figure out the problem."

Pros: "Delayed 3 hours. Rerouted to the wrong airport. But worst of all was the seats. Awful. Don't recline, no padding. Worst ever."

Pros: "Very comfy. Got in early."
Cons: "Need The Rona to be done already! No in-flight service"

Cons: "Don't do it. Don't fly Frontier. Business model does not provide real training for the staff. No contingency plans for aircraft failures; no training for staff to handle day-to-day normal flights variances (aka, downed aircraft, weather, airport delays). Had three delayed flights trying to leave out of the same gate, instead of separating angry, tired, hungry passengers, they kept them all in the same gate which heightened tensions. Potential crisis situation only made worse."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Politeness and actually hidden bag prices"

Pros: "Nothing"

Pros: "Delays"

Cons: "Ground staff not able to help with cancellations- no notification about the delay - please provide better training"

Pros: "Boarding went very quick."

Pros: "Inexpensive and convenient"

Pros: "They gave me $200 airline credit"
Cons: "It took 4 hours of standing in line to get re ticketed and food vouchers after they canceled my flight and the plane was dirty."

Cons: "It’s keep delay us 3 times . At first our flight supposed to be 8:50 delayed until 10:47 , and delay 11:10 and go back to 10;15 we had to drive from all the way from flattvile make it there at 10 . The airplane left early right at 10 . We have to reschedule can’t leave until Thursday. I miss my work and I have my kids with me . We have to drive back to flattvile doe another one hour and half. That’s horrible"

Pros: "Comfortable and affordable"
Cons: "None"

Pros: "Was charged for a carry on bag in Madison for a bag that fit into the box marked "personal item size", showed the counter person that charged me that it easily fit, she then told me " a credit would be placed back on to my credit card", this has yet to appear. My next move is to go back to the counter at the airport here in madison and inquire into this matter."
Cons: "See above"

Cons: "No free soft drinks. Took too long to claim baggage"

Pros: "The friendly staff made up for the other stuff."
Cons: "need more room."

Pros: "Great team, friendly, courteous."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "That Airline stole clothes out of the luagage"

Pros: "Flight duration"
Cons: "The delayed plane that they wouldn't tell me why it was delayed"

Pros: "Quick simple"

Pros: "Direct Flight"
Cons: "N/A"

Cons: "Uncomfortable seating and can't be adjusted at all"

Pros: "Smooth check in and friendly staff"
Cons: "Cannot recline the seats"

Pros: "NA"
Cons: "Frontier just lost this customer for life. I'll pay a hundred dollars more to fly United. Getting socked in the face and drug out of my seat by the SS sounds more appealing than ever flying with Frontier again."

Pros: "If you love being late and delayed, fly frontier. All the flights from Minneapolis to San Diego coming and going with the layover in Denver or delayed. They charge for everything at the gate which brings the price up to the competitors price which were direct flights instead of a layover. Never again. They charge you for the carry-on at the gate. It's sneaky And deceptive. Read the comments, it's also their standard practice."

Pros: "On tome"

Cons: "No food"

Cons: "They charged 40 dollars just to bring a carry on suitcase onto the plane. That's crazy expensive!"

Pros: "Maybe it's my own fault for not doing the research, but I had the expectation that carry on luggage is free. That is not the case with Frontier airlines and when I brought it up with an employee was told that "you get what you pay for" I was pretty upset with their comment and had I known about the charge I would have booked with another airline since that $45 carry on fee made it a more expensive flight than was available at the competing airline."

Cons: "The seat doesn't recline on Frontier Airlines."

Cons: "My husband is a active duty military personnel, his orders had changed last minute, we sent military orders and leave sheet, to Frontier Airline HQ. It all started with the papers sent wasn't enough information, the military orders were sent, and again, these were denied because it wasnt a pdf document. I personally sent the Military orders as a PDF document, and I never heard back from Frontier. I feel like we were fooled by this company, so we couldn't change the flight and waste our money and time on them."

Pros: "They were on-time."
Cons: "They nickel and dime you for everything! From the seat selection to charging for both checked and carry on bags, plus a dual fee structure for either purchasing your bags early or penalizing you for day-of bag drop. My schedule changed last minute and I had hoped to change my departure flight for the exact same flight, but a day earlier. Long story short, I ended up purchasing a new one way ticket for that flight because the cost and fees to simply switch my existing flight far exceeded the cost to purchase a new ticket."

Pros: "The flight was cheap, the crew was nice, the airplane was clean and they got me to my destination on time with no delays. What more could you ask for!?"
Cons: "If I had to complain about something I would say the seats were a bit uncomfortable and the tray tables were very small, but it is nothing short of what I would expect of a 3hr flight for under $200. ^_^"

Cons: "Uncomfortable flight."

Pros: "It arrived safely."
Cons: "First they cancelled my afternoon flight and moved it to the am causing me to miss a day of work. The employees were sullen, the flight was crowded, and they charged 50% of the original ticket price for a bag ( original $186, bag $90). This was a surprise. Their customer support is in the Phillippines. Their cost cutting is rediculous. I will pay more and fly a different airlines next time."

Pros: "Perfect landing"
Cons: "No wifi"

Pros: "Happy energetic voice of pilot"
Cons: "Plane left an hour late."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Delay after delay after delay"

Cons: "They change the flight times so often, never booking with them again."

Pros: "^"
Cons: "^"

Cons: "Delayed"

Cons: "2 crying babies( that part was just bad luck), the plane was dirty and not well taken care of, the flight attendants were rude, had to pay for beverages. Terrible experience. Will not ever fly this airline ever again!"

Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "Orderly, polite and well done."
Cons: "I'd sure like a free small snack."

Cons: "my mother in law was supposed to be on a flight Fri morning and was delayed until 2am Saturday in the middle of the night. awful service."

Cons: "Lost my bag, enough said"

Pros: "Check in was done quickly"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Same as above"

Pros: "Once I found out I have to for everything from carry on to water there was nothing to like about booking on Frontier."

Pros: "Saa"
Cons: "Saa"

Pros: "Cheap fare."
Cons: "The remodeled interior puts the seats closer together from front to back and don't recline. That also limits the size of the tray table, which is tiny. Even as a tiny, short person, it was uncomfortable. For anyone of normal stature it would be torture. Paying for a "better" seat appears to provide very little if any added benefit, just keeps your party together. There is no entertainment, movies, music, or wifi so bring your battery pack charger. There is only expensive junk food to eat. My only option on my coast to coast flight was a red eye. So you arrived just wiped out. So if you do this to save money, in my overall assessment, it's just not worth it. I'll never do it again."

Pros: "overall it was good."
Cons: "I HATE the bag fees"

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