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Low season

AugustBest time to beat the crowds with an average 2% drop in price.

High season

DecemberMost popular time to fly with an average 10% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$359(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$210or less

Good deal one-way

$151or less

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  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found tickets from Memphis to California for the following prices or less: to Los Angeles $151 one-way - $210 round-trip, to San Diego $178 one-way - $318 round-trip, to San Francisco $199 one-way - $296 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 13% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
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Top 3 airlines serving Memphis to California

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

7.2
American Airlines
Overall score based on 45,170 reviews
7.5
Boarding
7.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
6.7
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Good movie selection, decent food selection."
Cons: "Wifi was not free."

Pros: "Every thing."
Cons: "All good"

Pros: "I don't know how airlines get away with all the stipulations and regualations they have in the buying process there is. Otho g I like about the scam artist they are"
Cons: "The fact they they can just make it a policy and then because the employees have to have a job and enforce it blows my mind. 200 dollar transfer fee plus the difference in the ticket when it's over two weeks in advance. You people are scam artist"

Pros: "The gate agent was able to find me another option."
Cons: "The phone agent was really bad at helping."

Cons: "They charged me for my baggaged. Said it wasnt included with the ticket"

Pros: "The movies"
Cons: "No Food"

Cons: "Internet is kinda hard to get connected to sometimes."

Pros: "Food was great and the service!!"

Pros: "Biarding"
Cons: "Gogo inflight entertainment"

Pros: "I have been traveling several times with this airline and think they are good overall."
Cons: "Reclining chair sometime is not working."

Pros: "Great smile for all the air hostess all the time"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Not allowed single single baggage,"

Pros: "No issues. The whole trip went well."
Cons: "The little lady sitting next to me took my seat but it just let her have the window seat because she could not speak english"

Pros: "Normally I've been on planes where the seats aren't that great! But these seats were wonderful! :) I was out like a baby!"
Cons: "I don't really like the complimentary pretzels."

Cons: "4 hr. Layover"

Pros: "comfortable seating"

Pros: "AA has been good to me--- Gold card a big help."
Cons: "The LAX concourse could at least 2 more coffee shops in addition to Starbucks.The wait was 40 minutes at Starbucks to get a cup of coffee!!! Get on the ball LAX!! We need our caffine in the morning."

Cons: "Movies was good."

Pros: "Everything overall"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Comfort, convienience. Great service. Will fly again."

Pros: "Everything was nice and comfy"
Cons: "Nothing everything is perfect"

Pros: "Easy boarding"
Cons: "Strange kid sitting next to me"

Cons: "Delay boarding and then dropped us off at a remote runway and had to wait 45 minutes for a bus to main terminal!"

Pros: "Nothing stood out"
Cons: "Nothing stood out"

Cons: "Looks ghetto and no wifi"

Pros: "i have to pay $90 for my seat"

Cons: "I paid $40 extra to select a seat and the seat was a middle seat and very uncomfortable and a rip off."

Pros: "The movies were great and the staff was friendly"

Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Seats were comfy, LOVED the enterainment system!"
Cons: "No complaints here."

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "The people were amazing. They were the sweetest people and were so eger to learn. I have never been so neverous. We experienced a place where I need to help the ppl of the island and hopefully make the experience better. Fijians are so generous and amazing I will be back"

Pros: "Frequent food and drink service"
Cons: "Old disgusting seats Entertainment service broken and screen didn't work"

Pros: "Confortable and entairtement"
Cons: "The food"

Pros: "Coming back can't say anything coz everything's alright"
Cons: "Going to New Zealand we're delayed an 1 1/2 that's all I experienced in my first time flying with qantas. But the rest are very good. Myrna"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Constant delays and cancellenations"

Pros: "Ease of access. Hospitality."

Pros: "I liked the smooth ride, and engaging captain. We didn't hit much turbulence, even if it is uncontrollable. Takeoff and landing was smooth and put my worries about flying to rest."

Cons: "We wait to long for the connection"

Pros: "First time traveling with my service dog. It was a very pleasant experience and everything went wonderfully!"

Pros: "everything"
Cons: "The Hub"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Airplane"
Cons: "Check in in MN was bad."

Pros: "Airplanes are newer with onboard entertainment of all sorts for both adults and kids alike. Seats are comfortable Checking in was a very quick easy process"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Sitting on the Tarmac for 30 minutes is not acceptable no control of passengers to stay seated"

Pros: "loved the small snack -THANK YOU"
Cons: "USA boarding procedures and the shuttle bus procedure at LAX"

Cons: "Can not get boarding pass from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City on Alaska Airlines in PVG. The agent told me they can not access Alaska Airlines in PVG."

Pros: "Their logo"
Cons: "Crews are very recist.Food quantity was like they were feeding birds. Very overrated airlines. Not worth it to pay those extra bucks. Even AA is lot better in comparison to Qantas"

Cons: "I did not like the service at the Admirals Club, as I was not allowed entry because I did not have my Alaska Board Room card with me, even though I was able to produce electronic credentials."

Pros: "They sat my family together and the crew was amazing."
Cons: "The seats are really uncomfortable and the flight was really packed with all this covid stuff."

Pros: "Easy boarding"
Cons: "A little Snack"

Pros: "Everything was simple and it was cool that they let the staff wear comfy clothes"
Cons: "Usb chargers in the seat, and free refreshments and peanuts"

Pros: "Not much after sitting in the airport for two extra hours on both flights"
Cons: "They could have boarded flights on time or at least explained why the flight had been delayed."

Cons: "Free beverages"

Pros: "Crew was nice."
Cons: "Not having so many extra charges and having to pay for a carry on"

Cons: "Check in."

Pros: "All wa great"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Cost of flight"
Cons: "Extra charges for everything! Couldn’t even get a cup of water."

Cons: "Extra charges for everything! Asked flight attendants for a cup of water as I was not feeling well and was told I could buy some water. I was also told my carry on was too big when it clearly fit in the container at the check in process."

Pros: "timeliness of the flight professionalism of the crew immediate attention to a passenger who fainted"
Cons: "passengers were cold and there were no blankets to be offered there were no hot beverages and it was very cold. all beverages were for purchase and yet no complimentary hot coffee nor tea, even if you wanted to pay"

Pros: "It was great"

Pros: "Affordable but no free water or snax"
Cons: "Cheap feeling seat. Thin plastic shells packed tightly together. But hey- its cheap!"

Pros: "Boarding was better than other airlines."
Cons: "Seats are uncomfortable and do NOT recline!"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The $17.00 i paid to insure the flight was not honored. I had some health issues and needed to cancel. I was then told that the airline I chose through your site, won’t honor it. I am furious and am owed my refund."

Pros: "Arrived on time after boarding was delayed. Great price/ you get what you pay for."
Cons: "No diaper changing station in any of the 3 bathrooms.flight attendants could have been friendlier"

Pros: "Friendly staff!!"
Cons: "Hour delay on flight"

Pros: "Price"

Pros: "Quick flight and overall nice crew."
Cons: "None"

Pros: "Plane, staff, made best of bad situation. Seats are only OKAY to Good, but NO airlines are really comfortable so by comparison they were good"
Cons: "The delay - this time not due to the airlines, so thus the good review."

Pros: "Boarding speed and flight"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats, does not recline, even water is for sale."

Cons: "Moving from one gate to another. The three hour delay. It appeared that no one person really knew what they were doing. The disabled in wheel chairs we left on there own. One elderly woman literally fell out of her wheel chair to the floor. I was discusseded by the events of the airline."

Pros: "The plane was clean"
Cons: "You have to pay to choose your seat, to have more than one carry on bag (literally of any size!!), and for any food. Nothing is complimentary. The seats don't lean back at all. No headrest adjustment for any sort of comfort. The seats are hard. We had a 30 min. Delay for some reason we were not made aware of and no apology was made. No Tv's or even a pocket in the seat-back in front of you. Basically if you can fly anything else other than this airline you are probably better off. Delta is basically the exact opposite of this airline and even American does way more. If I can help it I will never use this airline again."

Cons: "After the horrendous delays getting to my destination I just bit the bullet and bought new tickets (duplicates) on a different airline to get back home-- rather than risk a repeat experience. Ended up costing an extra $300 but at least I didn't have to spend an entire day in an airport trying to keep my 7 year old from losing his mind."

Pros: "Being on time and the crew"
Cons: "The chair is not reclining"

Pros: "The original booking price was great."
Cons: "All of the additional charges for the flight may make other airlines cheaper. You even have to pay extra if you pick a seat before you check in at the airport. If you don't print your ticket online or save it to your phone, you have to pay extra for that too! Overall, the worst part about the flight was that the seats are actually very uncomfortable. I'm not sure if this flight was now worth the original case posted."

Pros: "Flew 2 different legs with Allegiant, both of which were delayed for maintenance stuff. 2nd leg, we sat in the plane for an hour waiting for a maintenance guy, so my wife went to the bathroom. No toilet paper! When my wife asked about it, she was told "we won't be getting toilet paper for this flight." Inexpensive is one thing, but...dear lord!"

Pros: "More room in seats. Low prices Nice staff."
Cons: "NO DRINKS!! not even water is complementary!! NO SNACKS!! Not even pretzels!! WOW! You have to pay for your carry ons. You have to pay for your checked bag ($50!) You are only allowed 40# in your checked in without an additional fee."

Cons: "No issues"

Pros: "No complications and efficient boarding"
Cons: "The people that stand up when the plane stops even though they are going to have to wait till the door opens and everyone in front of them has to get off before they do."

Pros: "Everything they could control went very well."
Cons: "The flight had a lot of turbulence, but that's not their fault. I thought the pullout handled the situation well."

Pros: "The plane departed on time. The crew was very friendly."

Pros: "Loved their crew and the way they contacted you over the internet to remind you to check in, etc."
Cons: "NOTHING BAD TO SAY-a 3 1/2 hour flight on a comfortable, well piloted plane beats a connection from LAX that ends up being 8 hours for travel that day all hollow!"

Pros: "First time flyer on this airline... I loved that it was a DIRECT flight halfway across the country."
Cons: "Where to start... i guess for starters EVERYTHING is an upcharge. I was suprissed the seatbelts were included! Less legroom than a Cesna 152 and surrounded by 159 of my closest friends. And i mean SURROUNDED. That cabin is SO tight! So tight in fact the seats are a blow mold plastic with roughly 1.5" of foam and fabric. Think go-cart bucket seat with some foam rubber and pleather. Then there's luggage... My carry on bag (that I've used for 15yrs) was too big for the jig at the counter so got to check it for an additional $10 (above the $30 i had to pay to bring it) and they charged me $40 for my original check bag. The hitch is that they only allow 40lbs ($1/lb) for that check bag when the rest of the industry says 50lbs is the norm. Oops, gotta pay for that too! And wait for it... sodas are $2 in flight!"

Pros: "The prices are good. Anything additional (food, overhead carry on space) is an additional cost but this is how they make the tickets cheaper for people who don't need extras."

Pros: "I like the flight. It was on time"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "The crew was awesome! They were friendly and very focused on their passengers. The plane was clean and the flight, itself was great. Worth flying from Oregon to So. Cal., will do again. Loved the flight times, and because of them, we were able to have half a day on departure day (Thursday 3:30 pm) to drop off dogs, pack and run errands and some work and arriving back home (Tuesday 9:46 am) gave us all day to work and get ready for the week."
Cons: "Plane did not board or leave on time, spent a lot of time waiting both on and off plane. I also did not like being hit with the taxes and fees at Alamo, after booking through Allegiant. Those should have been included in the initial payment, because I could have rented same vehicle for $40 less through Alamo website,(final payment w/ T&F's) That was a waste of your customer's money."

Pros: "It's really annoying to stand in line, get to the attendant and then be told to step aside and download an app for your phone and check in (and especially check bags) that way. I don' know the security or privacy of that app, plus it is just tedious and annoying."
Cons: "Seats on Allegiant are terrible, and charging to print out a boarding pass is awful. Charging for water on a flight where you have no other options for water should actually be illegal. Shame on them for that."

Pros: "friendly staff, good take-off - landing, all that jazz"
Cons: "Not knowing it would be a late take off. Other than that, very good."

Pros: "Plane was roomy and comfortable."
Cons: "The Plane WAS NOT CLEAN! The turn around of the plane was so short that you guys did not take the time to vacuum the interior of the plane. My seat and other seats in my row was full of cookie crumbs and sticky food from the previous passengers. It was totally disgusting. Yuck !!"

Pros: "It's ridiculous have to pay to bring a bag on your airplane it's ridiculous that your staff at the Medford airport or unprofessional and lack common courtesy."
Cons: "Gate staff at Medford Oregon airport were rude and unaccommodating"

Pros: "Excellent direct flight at good price"
Cons: "Flight 339 not listed on TV monitors at Boise airport"

Pros: "The from take off to landing was smooth"
Cons: "Have no dislikes"

Pros: "It was fairly clean and the flight wasn't crowded."
Cons: "Flight boarded late, $2 charge for water (and it's not even good water), and no free carry on."

Pros: "The flight was fast, and direct."
Cons: "The seats"

Pros: "NOTHING"
Cons: "First time flying Allegiant: Head's up! They charge you for EVERYTHING and I mean EVERYTHING and the overall experience is awful. Would you like to know what it's like to fly on a plane bound for extradition to a foreign prison...fly Allegiant Airlines. Would you like to experience the unexpected thrills of being nickeled and dimed at every turn....fly Allegiant Airlines. Would you like the answer to the question posed after paying $100 for two carry-on's: 'could this get any worse?' Answer: It does!...fly Allegiant Airlines. Here's how it all starts out they welcome you to the terminal with a wonderful opportunity to pay $5 for printing your boarding passes (unless you download their app). How could a piece of paper that small that no other airline charges you to print cost $5 you ask? Well that is the magic of Allegiant Airlines at work, if they can't make something simple; both costly and annoying then you aren't flying Allegiant Airlines. You then inquire at the check-in desk can my loved one and I sit together, and they say sure but you will have to do that at the gate. Ok some positive news here...but then it sinks in.. wait a minute what Airline are we flying again? ...Allegiant Airlines, and what is their motto?? If it is simple and easy it shall become both costly and wildly inefficient. You arrive at the gate with hope in your heart and they then tell you, umm no. Who ever told you that is a fool! You can make no changes to your seating this is a 40,000lb aircraft with a 300,000lb lift capacity and it can't handle you sitting next to your girlfriend it would compromise the avionics and we would all surely die. Then why on the app did it show open seats? Seats of course for a price! Not by section like a normal airline ohhh noo a price that was completely different for every single seat as if the seats were in competition with each other in some high altitude economy that makes far less sense at sea level.The helpful response to this inquiry was 'oh well that was then' I am looking at it right now. I don't know what to tell you.. What's next?! A surprise $50 charge per carry-on! Unless you read the small print on one of their emails that is filled with advertisements they make it look like another advertisement, I'm going to go out on a limb and say INTENTIONALLY as it is never mentioned on: (The check-in email, the purchase confirmation email, not mentioned by the ticket counter, not anywhere on the app, not written anywhere on the electronic ticket despite them announcing otherwise) They instead tell you right as you are boarding the plane and have absolutely no choice in the matter and have done this innumerable amount of times as the flight attendant was well versed in de-escalation protocol and a security guard was positioned an arms length away as she deftly charges your card on file... I have run out of characters for this post I can only assume this comment section is run by Allegiant Airlines.."

Pros: "Check in was easy, seating comfortable, staff very polite"
Cons: "No complimentary beverage is kind of a bummer, since you do get quite thirsty during a flight"

Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "7 ½ hr maintenance delay. Entirely predictable and easily forecasts. Pretty bush league."

Pros: "Cheat, direct flight from LA to Boise."
Cons: "Absolute bare bones. Like riding the city bus."

Cons: "Late, late, late and little to no communication!"

Pros: "The crew was fresh and tried their best to cheer us up."
Cons: "Flight going on time! Not 4 hour delay in the middle of the night. Red eye flight with kids is miserable. Instead of getting home at midnight, got home at 5am! Seats are uncomfortable, No food. No beverages. No pillows, blankets supplied, offered or available to passengers. Frontier Staff at terminal/gate were incredibly disorganized and unhelpful."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "We didn’t die"
Cons: "Leaving on time, and not charging for Everything"

Cons: "I was charged for my carry on bag when I was headed home & it was the same bag I brought on my trip for free ! I feel this was an unfair business practice."

Pros: "The plane took off and landed"
Cons: "Out of the four frontier flights I’ve taken in the past six months each one has been delayed for some reason. First one was over an hour late and caused a majority to miss connecting flights. Today’s experience was not a whole lot different. First leg of the trip was behind schedule, second was delayed at the terminal for the “cleaning” of the aircraft. I will walk to my destination before ever flying with frontier again."

Cons: "1. Three hour delay 2. Fluid dripping from overhead bin onto my husband’s head and clothing. Staff more bothered than helpful. 3. Even on exit row, seating was cramped. I’m only 5’2” and it was very uncomfortable. 4. 45 minute wait for checked luggage. 5. Having to pay for seat choice."

Cons: "Seats, food, prices.."

Pros: "I got their safely"
Cons: "There was a child that kicked the back of my seat the entire time. The parent did nothings so I couldnt sleep. It was even noticeable on how hard the kicks were but no action to correct the child’s behavior. This was the worst flight ever because I felt my comfort was not a priority"

Pros: "Flight was on time. Flight attendants were friendly and professional."
Cons: "Too much extra charges on everything and no free snacks!"

Pros: "The flight attendants were delightful. They were fun and had a great flight because of them."

Cons: "I know this is a budget airline but I felt I was on a broken down bus. The fees for bags are insane, especially during the holidays?"

Pros: "Initial booking price only."
Cons: "When they have published on their website that a personal item sized 14 x 18 x 8 inches and fits under the seat in front of you flies free don’t believe them. I measured my bag and the dimensions published on their website were the EXACT measurements of my bag with all wheels and handles included they still charged me $45 to carry on the plane. The bag even fit into the luggage measuring thing they had at the gate. The only thing sticking out of it were my wheels by 1/2 of an inch. When I measured at home they were even within the measurements posted on their website so I think the luggage measuring tool they use was off. Even it it weren’t, this is a completely discretionary issue that is COMPLETELY up to the agent you deal with. I am an elite traveler with many different travel brands and I’ve had a bag weigh 53 pounds and the agent has let it slide and I’ve had others that were very “by the book” which is fine. A policy is a policy and I respect that completely but this was downright wrong because I know without a doubt that my measurements were correct and even the weight of less than 35 pounds was correct. They also didn’t let me see if it would fit underneath the seat in front of me before charging me. Had they offered that and then if it didn’t made me pay I would have been ok with that but none of this was allowed. My suggestion is not to get caught in their dirt cheap airfare because they will find a way to screw you in the end. They lost a customer for life over $45 dollars. I went all the way to customer service management over the phone and all they did was credit me $15 for the issue which wasn’t fair in my opinion because of all the hoops I had to jump through to get that done was exhausting. Think before you click “BOOK NOW”! The airline overall was less than mediocre as well. Definitely nothing worth flying again even if I hadn’t had the issue I had. I’d pay more for more next time."

Cons: "It's gotta be 80 degrees on this flight. We finally landed and now we have been waiting for a spot at the terminal for more than twenty minutes."

Pros: "The gate agent in Memphis was so fun, so authentic and so efficient."
Cons: "No complimentary coffee! Come on.70"

Pros: "Really quick and personel great"

Pros: "Was on time, easy uncomplicated check in and boarding"
Cons: "Extra baggage charge, crew seemed so unmotivated"

Pros: "Timeliness, rapid boarding, departure and arrival. Cleanliness. Price"
Cons: "No snacks, only water is complimentary. Seats are ok, no wifi to connect to, no reclining seats, no in flight entertainment. Have to pay for everything including carry on."

Pros: "Getting home"
Cons: "Waiting 5-6 extra hours getting home"

Pros: "It was better than driving."
Cons: "They don't even offer water. They have this jacked up system where you pay more for a carry on than checking a bag. The flight was late. We had to wait in the tarmac in Denver. Bush league airline."

Pros: "Nothing. We never got to experience it."
Cons: "This was the worst experience we have ever had on a flight. My husband and I both agreed we will never fly frontier again, and would offer our negative opinions to anyone who chose to fly this airline. After arriving for out flight 7 hours early, we were told that we should have checked our email because the flight was cancelled. That was false. The flight was marked delayed and was not cancelled until later. We were then told that we should expect our flight to be cancelled even though nothing was official yet. Seemed unprofessional. We were told there was no manager to speak to but we could get out mere $285 back and had to find another flight from LAX to orlando (which ended up being very expensive through another airline so last minute). We were livid that we no one seemed to know initially if the flight was cancelled or just delayed. However, when we finally found another flight for the morning, we returned to the frontier gate to get our money back. While waiting in line to speak to a manager who was useless and no help at all, we met other couples who had already been through security where they waited at a gate and could not find one single Frontier employee to speak to about a different delayed flight. When they finally got fed up with all of the delays, they had to return to the outside of security to get to the check in counter to even be able to find a human who works for Frontier they could speak to. When my husband and I initially booked these tickets through Frontier, I told my sister about the great deal we found and laughed!! Then she explained that she wished my the best of luck but Frontier was "the worst airline and they cancelled flights all the time." My husband is an active duty pilot for the Air Force and we lost a day of his leave because this ridiculous airline could do nothing to help us except give us our money back (which amounted to nothing) or send us on a flight two days later...which I'm sure was cancelled too. It was most upsetting to be an active duty officer and wife on leave, trying to get home to our families for christmas and working with Frontier employees who seemed to care less than anyone we've ever met. Nothing was done to accomodate us or other passengers. Additionally, the flight from LAX to Orlando was cancelled due to weather. However, every single other airline was flying LAX to Orlando without any weather complications. Frontier should be responsible for supplying some proof of weather issues that is backed by professional opinions. We had to spend our own money to stay in a hotel that night because of an airline that chose to use the weather excuse when no other airline did. We now feel a moral responsibility to warn against this airline. No airline that has doesn't maintain ticket reciprocity with other airlines should be able to leave people stranded the night of a flight to spend an inordinate amount of money on another last-minute flight and hotel. We have zero respect for Frontier!"

Pros: "extra fee for all baggage"

Pros: "You fuckers make me pay for a carry on and then expect real feedback for free? Ha"

Cons: "Replacement flights would have required us to lose two days and spend the night in Denver - not our destination"

Pros: "Cheap and fast."
Cons: "No drinks or snacks (unless you pay quite a bit), seats had minimal padding. If you want to choose a seat you have to pay. If you want to bring a carryon you have to pay."

Pros: "We made it safely to our destination."
Cons: "We made it safely to our destination, but the Memphis airport TSA performed like the lower level bugs they are. The flight was overcrowded. Took an hour and a half to get our luggage."

Pros: "It was cheap, but you quickly find out why because they charge you for every little thing"
Cons: "My connecting flight was delayed 3 hours. Flight attendants were rude. They had nothing on the carts because they forgot to stash them. They charge for a anything other than water. Seats don't recline."

Cons: "Being charged for carry on!"

Pros: "Nothing! I was just happy we had a safe flight."
Cons: "This was my first and last time ever I would flight with this airline! I don't know where to begin! from the rude receptionist at the counter telling me "I'm just following the rules..." to the uncomfortable seat that don't recline. my ticket cost me almost $500 to Denver, that should cost half! because the airline, forced a hidden fee of $40 for a carry on -both ways $80- ! and to top that, it was an uncomfortable ride, seats don't recline, and they had no Entertainment screen, no food, and rude service."

Cons: "I had the very first flight in the morning and when I woke up and checked the time for the flight, it had already been delayed 2 hours. They said I would not make my connection but couldn't work to get me on any other flight that day with another airline. The best they could do was a full refund or a flight the next day (this happened to everyone on our flight). I opted for the full refund ($246) since I needed to be at my destination that day. However, that didn't help much since I bought the ticket months in advance to save money, and subsequently had to buy a ticket with another airline ($700). This was the first and last time I will choose to fly with frontier."

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "how late every flight was. I guess this is what you expect when flying frontier"

Pros: "Easy going flight"
Cons: "Spacing of seating"

Pros: "The seats were mildly comfortable enough and the price was exactly what we were looking for."
Cons: "The boarding process seemed unorganized and hectic. People not in the proper zone were able to board. Some of the crew did not take their profession seriously and I seemed to have annoyed them by asking for some sort of service. I did not like how they try to shove the frontier airlines credit card down your throat. The food was boring, expensive, and, oh yeah, I had to buy it. There was absolutely no entertainment which made flying the worst."

Pros: "The price and the baggage options"
Cons: "The service. While traveling it is already stressful and to have reps that does not show any signs of caring if the passengers return as a guest or not. I missed my connecting flight and no one cared at this airline."

Pros: "The security guard and the young lady at the Frontier ticket counter were both helpful and delightful. Great example of genuine hospitality in the South. Much appreciated!"
Cons: "The flight in general was not bad - was able to have a much needed snooze. But we were grounded for close to an hour before arriving at the gate. The flight attendants were nowhere to be found (they stayed out of sight in their seats.) The Captain did announce the reason for the delay (repair work being done to the plane in the gate we were assigned) as well as the anticipated amount of time it would take. Flight attendants on OTHER AIRLINES have a much better attitude and engage with the passengers when this type of thing happens. When I had dinner in an airport restaurant and mentioned the situation (with the airline remaining anonymous), the waiter immediately knew which airline I was talking about and said they are known for providing lousy customer service."

Pros: "After reading some reviews I was nervous about flying frontier but everything was perfect!"

Pros: "The ticket was very affordable, which is really the most important part."
Cons: "The seats were extremely small and having to pay for a carry-on is simply unfair."

Pros: "It's Frontier, the low-cost, no-frills option. You pay for everything extra, including a carry-on and in-flight beverages, the seats are "pre-reclined for your comfort", and the plane was 30 min late. But the flight was dirt cheap, so if none of that bothers you..."

Pros: "Affordable flight to relevant destination"
Cons: "The cabin A/C did. It seem to be working. I was hot, uncomfortable, sweating, and struggling to breathe. Also we landed something like 20 minutes early but sat waiting on a gate - nearly an hour, until we were late. There were some people missing their connections. The cabin airflow was not running while we were sitting waiting on a gate all that time. I was gasping for air by that point. Then we were asked to remain seated while those missing connections could de-plane. I understand and empathize but I was desperate to get off that plane -'it was stifling! No food or even a glass of tap water unless you wanted to whip out your credit card. Lots of hidden fees, not really that cheap after you pay for a seat assignment, a carry on bag, a checked bag.... Boarding was chaos, they did not adhere to the zones in the Memphis boarding. No food, no entertainment - nothing to rank there."

Pros: "Great price, but be prepared to pay for any extras. Even after bringing carry-on luggage and checking a bag we still came out cheaper than we would have on any other airline."
Cons: "Seats didn't lean back and $2 for a soda was a bit excessive."

Pros: "All the crew were very nice and they boarded us very fast."
Cons: "I was not aware that they charge for carry on the only thing I didn't pay for was my backpack. They charge for all drinks & snacks. Then they want you to take out a credit card with them to redeem 40,000 miles that has an annual fee of $69.99. So no I didn't enjoy my anal rape on frontier."

Cons: "Delays and gate changes"

Cons: "Lost our luggage. Lied about being able to track it. Never have anyone in luggage lost cubicle except when a plane is deboarding. Very disappointed. Came from Memphis thru Atlanta and on to SLC on same plane Luggage was removed in Atlanta. Not just mine but 10 others!!! Someone does not use their brain!"

Cons: "Hard seats. No leg room. $60 carry on fee. It is more expensive to fly this airline than the others"

Pros: "Flight crew were outstanding Early arrival"
Cons: "Flight attendant s"

Pros: "The customer service"
Cons: "I had to pay for a carry on"

Pros: "The crew was friendly, helpful, accommodating"
Cons: "Seats are uncomfortable, no magazines, EVERYTHING costs extra"

Cons: "All the fees for everything! My original price doubled. I can now see why it was cheap. I would've gone with another airline if I knew. The seats were uncomfortable too."

Pros: "excellent service"

Cons: "We were packed in kinda tight, I paid for an extra carryon, but it was taken by someone else on the flight. When I went to report, there was no protocol for this situation. I know it's part of travel but I still feel some kinda way."

Pros: "Very nice, friendly crew"
Cons: "HATE the new seats....uncomfortable, very crowded and dysfunctional"

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