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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Crew. Service."
Cons: "On board entertainment"
Pros: "The flight attendant was so amazing and observant that she noticed myself and classmates all wearing our alma maters sweatshirt and gave us the loveliest a shout out!! We were headed for our college reunion and had unintentionally been on the same flight. That was so much fun!!"
Cons: "Free headphones"
Pros: "Smooth flight, easy on and off."
Cons: "Staff could have paid a little more attention to what the were doing. Asked 3 times for apple juice and got orange juice. By time I realized what he had given me, he was gone ☹️"
Cons: "My 3 suitcases were missing"
Pros: "Kind crew and comfy seats."
Cons: "The seats were too compact, and the water tasted funny. Also IAD is not well equipped for snow."
Cons: "We got awful seats and sat nowhere close to each other"
Pros: "The crew was very good, caring and concerned."
Cons: "I don't think anything, this was another amazing flight with Alasks"
Cons: "More plentiful food selections? Everything served had dairy which I can’t do."
Pros: "Lots of entertainment options"
Cons: "Need a snack on a six-hour flight. Also, didn't receive drink service until a couple of hours in and was only served about 1/4 cup worth of soda. Disappointing"
Pros: "Short boarding, extra seat, arrived early"
Pros: "Modernized flight, no delays, military member service"
Pros: "On time and the flight crew kept everyone well in formed."
Cons: "The plane was too hot...way too hot...for most of the flight. The cabin crew was very polite but not very attentive. It took forever just to get a glass of water...plain water."
Pros: "The lady WHO assisted US at the Alaska Airline kiosk was very Helpful, she made IT easier for US to check in. There were a lot OF AirPort employers assisting us Go thru the scanners, IT was a breeze, IAD was very relaxingThank you very much"
Pros: "Crew was fine. Plane was fine. Boarding was okay, but late. They did give us an upgrade in seating on a flight to Salt Lske since they were late arriving at Seattle. The"
Cons: "Sat on ground for over an hour at Dulles A luggage problem wad the rationale. They was some inclement weather, but they knew it was coming and should have been prepared. Upon our late arrival at Seattle there was no one to direct or expedite our attempt to make our connection. There was no attempt to help us make our connection. Instead of arriving Helena at 3 pm., it was midnight."
Pros: "There was plenty of legroom, cabin crew came often for drinks, snacks and trash, power outlets easy to access (below tray table)."
Pros: "Every aspect of the trip was above our expectations, comfortable seats, delightful staff, good food and on time service."
Cons: "No food, just snacks."
Pros: "Bathrooms were relatively clean"
Cons: "Crew was rude and very unhelpful. Made smart little comments to many passengers."
Cons: "Sony handycam and cables were stolen out of my carry-on suitcase during TSA screening. on Sept. 29th, about 8:00 - 8:30 time frame. This was to be used for my Dad's full honors funeral service at Arlington Cemetery on Oct. 1. I had gone through Alaska Airline check in, then to TSA screening where the crime took place."
Pros: "Smooth no delay"
Pros: "Very friendly crew. On time flight. New airplanes. Free movies."
Cons: "Please provide more meal options available for purchse."
Pros: "The plane was on-time. Boarding was easy. Flight attendants were very helpful. They helped passengers get to their seats, find places for their luggage. Entertainment options were good. Bags arrived within a reasonable amount of time"
Cons: "I wish they would provide more food options or at least stock a few more of the ones they have. The fruit and cheese tray sells out early making it a long flight without real food. I don’t consider chips and cookies lunch food."
Pros: "One beverage cart pass during a very long flight. No food available unless preordered. Not even the obligatory mini pretzels."
Pros: "Comfortable seating, tv screens in seat backs."
Cons: "Like when captain points out landmarks every now and then but this crew did not. Minor complaint if I had to have 1."
Pros: "Great plane. Nice to still have free entertainment to watch!"
Cons: "No complaints"
Cons: "Very good"
Pros: "The flight attendants were very friendly and attentive. The Red system makes the flight much easier. It has entertainment, you can order your food and keep track of the flight stats"
Cons: "The plane had problems delaying the flight by 3hrs. Alaska really should change how they load the plane. After all the special people (first class, mvps, etc.) then passengers without carryons then people with carryons. This would speed up the process and keep people from getting stuck behind people who are messing with their bags."
Pros: "Not a lot"
Cons: "The crew was rude, they weren’t helpful. And they were talking bad about another customer infront if other customers"
Pros: "Even the baggage was excellent. My bag was on the belt before I got there"
Pros: "I like that we got in an hour before we originally planned"
Pros: "Very Friendly staff"
Cons: "unable to manage the reservation and select seats to put the 2 of us togehter"
Pros: "I’m an anxious flyer and flight wS smooth"
Pros: "Room on the plane so I could spread out a bit-not filled in my room. Free Gogo WiFi ."
Cons: "Everything was great"
Cons: "The new TV program choices. I miss the Direct TV live program choices. It made the flights go so much faster! The few episode choices was a huge disappointment. This was one of the things that made Virgin America flights special!"
Pros: "I have been flying for many years, and must admit that the flight cabin crew was incredible. Professional, attentive and on their feet for 95 % of the time. Thank you"
Pros: "Spacios seats and overhead bins. Staff is attentive and nice."
Cons: "Rough take off, but im sure its weather dependent since th weather weather was pretty sporadic."
Pros: "Flight attendants"
Cons: "Complete failure to announce that passports needed to be verified. Telling you as you board is infuriating. This was Alaska’s fault, not TSA’s."
Pros: "Everyone was lovely and to be honest it was the best plane experience I’ve ever had. I’ll take a polite and friendly crew over silly marketing gimmicks any day, which is what it feels like you give your travelers."
Pros: "I would like to possibly see some better food options maybe for people who can not consume dairy. With the many different cheese platters, I was very uninterested. I had an early flight and thought I'd be able to eat something with a sort of substance. I was quite disappointed, I guess I'll have to be the annoying customer who brings chipotle on the plane next time."
Pros: "Helpful staff, very open for customer."
Pros: "We arrived on time"
Cons: "Brenda at LAX called me jerk and was a terrible representative for your company... To say the least"
Pros: "The purpose of our trip is to be in a wedding. The suitcase may ,or may not arrive in time. I was told it would be delivered to the Costa Verde Quepos, Manuel Antonio hotel. I will be without any clothes for at least two and a half days. Please help! My cell is 209-549-6276, but I don't know if it will work while I am in Costa Rica The suitcase tag number is 10-65-88"
Cons: "On the return flight it was cancelled and they put us in a flea bag hotel and I have written Alaska and requested a FULL ROUND TRIP TO COSTA RICA and they haven't had the courtesy of responding. I wrote Wayne Newton 2x. b"
Pros: "The bisquit cookies."
Cons: "The staff weren't that friendly! Gone are the helpful employees! My daughter's seat wouldn't go back and they did nothing to accommodate her! LAME! Not overly friendly, need to take notes from JetBlue!"
Pros: "Good service. Good food options. Reliable flight. Easy check in & quick baggage pick up. Thx."
Cons: "Too much heat on flight."
Pros: "Nice flight attendants, and the flight on the way home was not overbooked, which was lovely!"
Cons: "One flight attendant told me not to pack my bag so much if I wanted to take it on the plane, and I had to check it at the gate. Once on board, there were bigger suitcases than mine on board. I was happy to do what they said, but it would be nice if they were more consistent about the bag sizes. I didn't have this problem on the way back to Seattle though."
Pros: "Free Movie selection; plag in devices"
Cons: "Nothing. Everything was great"
Pros: "Fantastic crew"
Pros: "Good entertainment options, the flight tracking and personal screen great. There was good space between passengers and mask wearing was enforced."
Cons: "Hand out wipes to self clean arm rests and tray tables."
Cons: "Had to check carry on and go to baggage carousel delaying my getting out of the airport"
Cons: "Had to check carry on and then go to baggage carousel delaying my getting out of the airport"
Pros: "Faster fly"
Cons: "On time and very comfortable"
Pros: "Personalized service, even in economy. Friendly faces, who seemed intent on providing the best customer service."
Cons: "Not much."
Pros: "Nothing, because I missed a doctors appointment due to the delay and I spent the entire day traveling instead of the 3 hours it should have taken."
Cons: "Delay and they not even offer something to drink at the gate."
Pros: "I liked the take off and the landing, the two things I hate most, especially the landing... It was smooth..."
Pros: "Easy check in and appreciate the family with stroller pre-boarding."
Cons: "It does not feel like more leg space than other airlines. It was ok, just given advertising would have expected more."
Pros: "only two flights a day both of them got delay for more than 5 hours unacceptable"
Pros: "Great! Both ways. Many thanks for making wheelchair travelsp easy."
Pros: "It was on time, quick, and painless"
Pros: "I loved the snack options, the channel options, the seating arrangement, etc"
Cons: "technical difficulties made some channels blurrier than others, but I could hear just fine for the music channel"
Cons: "Map program on screen To many ads"
Pros: "Easy boarding..quick fkight"
Pros: "Overall experience exceeded my expectations"
Pros: "We left and landed early"
Cons: "No ac power"
Pros: "Credit card machine appeared to not work, free drinks and headphones!"
Pros: "First row seat was so comfy w lots of room!"
Pros: "Typical ride and employees were friendly."
Cons: "Not enough bag space. Needed to put my carry on below with the luggage."
Cons: "No WiFi"
Cons: "$25 charge for checked bag"
Pros: "They were super attentive !"
Pros: "Lots of legroom , free drinks, great bad of fancy chip. And importantly free carry-on and np hidden fees. Love JetBlur"
Pros: "TSA pre check!!!"
Pros: "Always excellent service"
Cons: "The wireless Internet was very spotty."
Pros: "peace and quiet for 2 hours"
Pros: "The effort to stay on track so far so good"
Pros: "Ease of boarding"
Cons: "Delay in getting bag"
Pros: "The system was down at my seat. No wifi"
Pros: "Steward worked extra hard to serve, inform and update passengers."
Pros: "Everyone is friendly and helpful. Love the space and experience!"
Pros: "Fast loading"
Cons: "Late plane. No explanation. Orlando arrrival"
Cons: "Slight delay"
Cons: "Huge delays..."
Pros: "The confort"
Cons: "Everything was perfect"
Pros: "On time funny staff."
Pros: "Service and comfort"
Cons: "Late departure, no overhead bin space available"
Pros: "non stop service"
Pros: "Everything the best!"
Pros: "Overall efficiency of the trip was very good."
Cons: "Audio in seat was poor. Lots of static and could not hear show."
Cons: "Endless delays and extremely shitty boarding staff."
Pros: "Landed early. Everyone was nice."
Cons: "The plane was freezing."
Pros: "Orlando's kindness"
Cons: "Delayed flight, next time send the alert in time for people to stay put instead of waiting at the airport. And why keep your stupid vip seats empty and crowd people in the back in the middle of a pandemic. I hate volaris and I'll selling all my shares with them. Go vivaaerobus"
Pros: "Crew always nice"
Cons: "Boarding process was very slow-not normal for Volaris"
Cons: "Complimentary drinks & snacks"
Cons: "Boarding timeliness and process was bad."
Pros: "Great crew- fast boarding"
Cons: "More comfortable seats"
Pros: "Crew was poor in preparing for boarding. Boarding happened 30-50 minutes past final call."
Cons: "They could have been more open about checking in. They had a long line that was a mix of three flight leaving in the same hour. They could have organized the boarding better as well. Splitting the passengers in three groups didn't play out so well."
Pros: "On-time flight"
Cons: "- Worst seats ever. I felt that I was sitting on stones. Limites recline, limited legs space.No entertainment, no water. Worst boarding system EVER!!! ,No flight again, Do not fly this airline!!"
Pros: "My flight was delayed ... one hour and had to run to catch my connecting flight !"
Cons: "On time flights !!!"
Pros: "Flight delay horrible ... almost missed my connecting flight ."
Cons: "Better connecting flights"
Cons: "Volaris airline didn’t even receive the confirmation of the flight I purchased"
Cons: "None , everything worked out well it was an excellent fly"
Pros: "Not much."
Cons: "Everything. Especially fun was the thousands of mosquitoes INSIDE THE PLANE!!! Off to buy some calamine lotion."
Pros: "Efficient at the desk getting boarding passes. Flight was on time. Got us safely to and from Mexico."
Cons: "Offer some type of food, not just chips. Return flight I asked 3 times for a glass of water and was never given one."
Pros: "good crew-efficient"
Cons: "uncomfortable seats-nopadding"
Pros: "Volaris did good, is you who did terrible, I make the reservation since March and even a day before the trip you told all is good, the night before I found reservation was canceled since March, I had to buy new tickets old prices $87, new prices $500.$410 extra dollars Because of you"
Cons: "Check with the airline the status of every reservation in a daily basis and let me know that you can’t fulfill the contract"
Cons: "Never booking with this airline again."
Cons: "a lot"
Pros: "Flight left on time! No hassle with carryon"
Cons: "I hate paying for water. Legroom was ridiculously short."
Pros: "that the staff if they are kind people not like those of the counter in Cancun who were arrogant"
Cons: "in putting capable people to solve situations or problems of arrears"
Pros: "Nice crew, fast boarding"
Cons: "Seats are very un comfortable for flights over two hours."
Cons: "Get the forms to fill up"
Cons: "More options to fly out of Chihuahua because Volaris is horrible."
Pros: "The flight was punctual."
Cons: "The crew was to loud and annoying. I got a window seat without a window and was not notified (Seat 30F). If there was mention of no window seat I would have purchased a window seat."
Cons: "Late boarding, late landing but claim on time."
Pros: "Crew was very professional in appearance and attire."
Cons: "Free snacks."
Pros: "Nothing! Crew was rude and liars"
Cons: "Tried to work more with customers and try to accommodate."
Cons: "The flight was delayed one hour both ways. The gentleman who checked me in was absolutely awful. He was rude and argued with me over the weight and height requirements, despite his colleagues assuring him my carry on was meeting the requirements."
Cons: "when we arrived to LAX we had to wait on the runway for about 45 minutes because supposedly there was another airplane in the place where we suppose to disembark."
Pros: "Nothing Volaris made us miss our flight and they charged us to be on the next flight tomorrow."
Cons: "Everything could be better."
Pros: "The price was low."
Cons: "Through the reservation website, at the last minute I paid extra to have a window seat. When I boarded, I didn’t have a window seat, so I paid for nothing. Flight was too warm. Only time I was able to get some sleep was when I turned my air blower full blast aimed at my face. Long and slow check-in."
Cons: "Light free snack"
Pros: "Nothing to like. Crew was unprofessional, rude, and no comfort in the flight."
Cons: "Everything could be better. At least offer compliments coffee/sodas instead of charging for every little thing."
Pros: "Nothing really"
Pros: "The price is good. The punctuality is good"
Cons: "The luggage fee is too high"
Cons: "the cushion of seat 5E was very uncomfortable,"
Pros: "That you guys sold our seats and still in Tijuana for another flight"
Cons: "Same as above"
Pros: "The crew was helpful and professional. The plane was clean and orderly."
Cons: "The flight was VERY late (about 4 hours late) with no reconciliation for the massive tardiness"
Pros: "On time service, good seats, new and clean airplane"
Cons: "No entertainment of any kind. No outlets to charge your phone."
Pros: "We arrived early"
Cons: "Our carry-on bags were over 10 kilos so we had to pay for our carry-ons. We had to pay for 1 water and 1 juice. The seats are so tight my knees were digging into the back of the seat in front of me."
Pros: "Transportation without frills"
Cons: "The sre increasing their fees so no longer a low cost airline"
Pros: "Helpful check in Pleasant crew"
Cons: "Hard seats, worse than a bus seat!"
Pros: "The price for flight"
Cons: "Once your there you ticket doesn’t say if your luggage was included, so I had to pay upfront there and on the way back which costed more for luggage. And they also charge extra because I didn’t have a boarding pass . Only the info that was sent to me on the phone. I wasn’t able to download any boarding pass through the website. Wasent to happy with that part. The flight was ok it was fast, but very small seating leg room"
Cons: "Tried to pre check a day before the flight using Volaris app and wasn't able to complete the process, as the app was timing out and it was forcing me to buy a seat in the plan, which I wasn't interested in. It seems to me that the airline is trying to nickel and dime you in every opportunity they have as they wanted to charge us 50 USD extra as our carry on luggage was under the 22 LB restriction but our backpack added 2 pounds. I have never seen an airline that is weighting each and every passengers backs and purses during the boarding process to see how much more money they can get per flight. Also, I found it kind of funny that after take off the flight attendants were selling the empty seats in the front which didn't had more leg room (not first class) but were just closer to the cabin. You are already charging for sodas, CAN YOU JUST STOP THERE?"
Cons: "They checked us in, at the 2:00am boarding time they told us there was something wrong with the plane and they had fix it. Finally, at 6:00am they canceled the flight. We won’t be booking volaris again."
Pros: "Quick and relatively cheap."
Cons: "It was too cold."
Pros: "Nothing nothing"
Cons: "They sold my ticket to someone else even though we were in line for 3:1/2 hrs no explenation just ignorance and they dont care i will be filling a complain with consumer rights its just not right why should they get away with corruption"
Pros: "The airfare is cheap but they nickle and dime you for everything else. I paid 30 dollars for 1.4 Kg above the set weight for the cabin carry-on yes they weighed my purse and carry on bag. But, my regular luggage was 5KG below the allowed rate. And they attached luggage tags them. They were charging about $5 dollars if you did not print out your boarding pass. I couldn’t because their website was inaccessible. It kept kicking you off. You couldn’t update yard your passapprt number Air attendants waited for a half hour before arrival for food service. And then they rushed you through it because they were yapping away during the flight and we were landing."
Cons: "NONE OF IT IT WAS AWFUL.!!!!"
Pros: "The cheap airfares, charging for carryons and food and beverages makes for much faster boarding and disembarking!"
Cons: "Staff at airport was not very friendly, charging to print boarding passes seemed to cross the line a little bit."
Cons: "Way hostess treat people with respect"
Pros: "It is fun and comfortable"
Cons: "The small plane"
Pros: "Its over"
Cons: "Literally the most uncomfortable fli"
Pros: "Cheap fare"
Cons: "Have to pay for anything beyond ticket"
Pros: "I don't like it"
Cons: "So just remember that while the ticket itself might not be that expensive, you'll be charged for everything other than your personal bag, which might make up for the difference in ticket cost. Both of my flights were also delayed by about a half hour, which didn't make that much difference to my trip, but could be problematic if you have a tight layover."
Pros: "Nice to have an economic no frills option for flying. Would like them to allow a normal size carry on for free. It wouldn't be worth the price if I had to pay the large bag fees."
Pros: "Got there earlier than promise"
Cons: "Table tray was broken couldn't eat or drink without sitting it down"
Cons: "Have been using the small carry-on suitcase for years boarding other airlines without any problems, it fits the Spirit case-measuring device, only the wheels were outside. I was ripped off by the gate agents for $130 for me and my daughter."
Cons: "Saturday, August 27 Checked in 6:15 Spirit counter, to our surprise fight was close. There was No reasoning with them, lost our fight."
Pros: "Ticket fare is low."
Cons: "Check in luggage is too expensive."
Pros: "Short flights"
Pros: "fresh and clean, kind personnel. Informative captain"
Cons: "I didn't like how spirit tries to bait you into having to spend extra money to get an actual seat"
Pros: "The ride"
Cons: "Wish the people would talk slower when making announcements."
Pros: "HIDDEN CHARGES for BAGGAGE! There is NO free carry-on bag; you will pay $45-55 for ONE BAG, ONE WAY. With that additional $100 tacked on, it's definitely not the most affordable option. STEER CLEAR!"
Pros: "I liked the comfort of the seat."
Cons: "Arrival was delayed and the subsequent delay after we boarded because of paperwork. Paperwork..."
Pros: "Location was easy to find"
Cons: "Not enough sitting in waiting area"
Cons: "I know things happen but I'm turned off. Price decent but was it worth. I saw as i sat there gate D10, D12,D14 late and all Spirit Airlines make me think it may not be worth it."
Cons: "Aircraft was cold, No blankets."
Cons: "Ridiculous charges for Carry-on and checked luggage. An hour wait between landing and going to the gate. Long wait for bags to get to carrousell."
Cons: "No compensation, missed first day if trip, no explanation"
Cons: "only 1 small carry on is not realistic. to charge upwards of $100 for a bag is outrageours and will keep me fron using Spirit again. it means I can't shop while on vacation."
Cons: "I don't like paying for bags you should at least carry on 1 carry on"
Cons: "You need a bigger variety in snacks"
Cons: "All the added surcharges are rediculous."
Pros: "50$ cheaper sounded attractive but its not worth saving that money for comfort"
Cons: "They did not even accept the electronic boarding pass from Spirit at the security and send me back for printing it"
Pros: "The fast pace lines got check in"
Cons: "I missed check-in by 5 minutes and there were no available flights to Detroit, Cleveland, or the vicinity within 2 full days. So I drove instead."
Cons: "Spirit Airlines owes my a carryon bag refund of $45. I ordered my bag online and went to check in but found out my computer bag was free on plane. Spirit refused to refund."
Cons: "Lack of legroom not clear enough on carry-on bag fees cost us money having to pay at airport"
Pros: "It is cheap. It gets the job done."
Cons: "The staff really needs to go through training. Being nice does not have to cost a buck. Well if they could be nice I would actually pay for it"
Cons: "Horrible servie. Just taking money for no show. Terrible system."
Pros: "It could be cheap. Short flights are good."
Cons: "Everything was al a carte. Print your boarding pass (+), carry on (+), soda (+)..."
Cons: "I should never be charged $50 for bags. EVER!"
Cons: "If you're eager for an entirely dehumanizing, infuriating travel experience, try Spirit!"
Cons: "Legroom was ridiculously limited and I am short...only 5 foot 2 inches...can't imagine what taller people do. Couldn't believe all the add on fees...baggage cost and weight restrictions both ridiculous"
Pros: "Well kept"
Cons: "The seating is too tight!!!"
Pros: "They kept the passengers in the loop as to what was happening"
Cons: "Late noarding"
Pros: "Fly attendant very friendly"
Cons: "passengers did not follow airlines rules, for example they stand up when the sign of keep seat belt was on. They should not move around or stand up"
Pros: "Nothing, I should have paid just a little more and flown in comfort"
Cons: "I don't like the hidden cost that you can only find out by their website or as some found out when they checked in. Just be upfront and let the customer make up their mind. I really didn't save any money and I didn't get my money's worth."
Pros: "Nothing good"
Airlines flying from Maryland to San José have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Maryland to San José
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