The boarding was late and when I arrived at my final destination I had to wait some more to exit the plane .. about 20 mins
Like: entertainment, stewardess were nice Dislike: delayed flight, shuttle was inconvenient
Pros: "It was very quick"
Pros: "Extra leg room"
Cons: "A business class"
Cons: "More rounds of drinks"
Pros: "MINT CLASS is amazing"
Pros: "Crew was fun."
Cons: "Plane was an ice box. Blanket was a T-shirt material, not warm. No USB outlet for phones on this older plane."
Pros: "Seating was humanely spacious with very good leg room. I like boarding both ends of the plane."
Cons: "The flight was only 38 minutes- not enough time to judge or rate more than what was given above"
Pros: "New airplane good service"
Pros: "Economy cabin had plenty of leg room. Very friendly and courteous stewards. Two thumbs up!"
Cons: "May be more choices on snacks!"
Pros: "Great legroom"
Cons: "Could not connect to Internet."
Pros: "Mint. It's great. Very confirmable"
Cons: "Slow taxi process after landing at LAS. Took 30+ minutes to get to gate"
Cons: "Flight two hours late"
Cons: "There was no entertainment. I was in one of two seats I could see that didn't have the entertainment in the seat back working."
Pros: "Everything was great."
Cons: "Flight ran 50 minutes late and I was only to be in town for 8 hours total to begin with."
Pros: "Seats are super comfortable. Great entertainment"
Cons: "The snacks"
Pros: "Crew did a great job"
Cons: "No delays and no unruly passenger removal"
Pros: "the flight took an alternate route, with no heads up by the captain or crew. flight took almost 7.5 hours."
Pros: "The more room upgrade"
Cons: "The hour and a half delay"
Pros: "On time, service, everything!"
Pros: "Accurate & Accountable boarding & flight time. No excuses"
Cons: "Lost time"
Pros: "Great leg room! And, love the Terra chips!"
Pros: "I liked having a variety of movies and show to watch during a five hour flight"
Cons: "There was a worker outside the plane demanding people to step to the side. He didn’t say please or thank you. Rude!"
Cons: "I got stuck the security line. I made it to the gate at 6:32 and could not board. I had to sit for 2 1/2 hours on stand by. Really disappointed in being told I could not board when there was another 12 to 15 mins left."
Pros: "Great staff"
Cons: "Nothing to complain about"
Pros: "JetBlue Service is Done Right and it is appreciated."
Cons: "New Seats are Terrible, they are hard, too short, the engineering is definitely not ergonomic...5 hour flight almost unbearable."
Cons: "Turbulence.. felt like it was a brand new pilot flying. Videos were down"
Pros: "Very polite crew, pleasant environment. The flight was dooo good!! Smooth!"
Cons: "The areas are a little tight."
Pros: "I missed my flight the night before and wasnt asigned a seat.Wjen I went to counter the next day I expressed my stress from travel and the gate agent hooked it up with an even more seat..Being 6'4" this was a really rad upgrade!"
Cons: "Not being able to afford 1st class :p"
Pros: "So many restrooms onboard, and even more free movies"
Cons: "The guy sitting next to me was rude to his gf so that kind of tainted the flight but that’s not JetBlue’s or kayak’s fault"
Pros: "Free movies! And free WiFi! AWESOME"
Cons: "Would have liked more movie choices"
Pros: "The pilot and flight attendants were fantastic"
Pros: "Excellent service as always .. I really appreciated the speed of service after takeoff for snacks and drinks since everyone wanted to sleep mostly — Also the crew was very friendly and helpful Even though the plane was packed almost to capacity — they served everyone quickly and efficiently LUV the full access entertainment package"
Pros: "Seats and comfort was great..entertainment was great. Staff friendly -"
Cons: "$5 for a $2 pair of head phones.."
Pros: "food, comfort"
Cons: "sat on runway for 30 min after arrival waiting for a gate"
Pros: "That you finally found a different plane for our flight. The pilot was excellent."
Cons: "Late flight, I know the weather and the delayed flight was not in your control."
Cons: "The flight was delayed by 2 hours"
Pros: "Gentle ride"
Cons: "Nothing really, great experience!"
Pros: "Very nice crew."
Cons: "40 minutes delay is never nice when you have shuttle waiting for you."
Pros: "Flight was on time and smooth"
Cons: "Just loud passengers"
Pros: "JetBlue staff and crew goes above and beyond as always. I left my garment bag full of clothes I needed for a trip. Flight crew and desk agents helped me to coordinate getting it back to me."
Cons: "Way too complicate to cancel"
Pros: "Everything!!! Fantastic flight...punctual, comfortable, and polite! I will use JetBlue every chance I can when we travel over any other airline...especially air Canada!"
Cons: "Nothing...great flight"
Cons: "My tv didn't work. Wasn't happy about that"
Cons: "Short flight so I guess no TV"
Cons: "Keeping us informed of flight delays"
Pros: "The flight was quick and easy, and I like how Kayak combined the information from my flight reservation and car rental reservation into one package. Made it easy b/c all I had to do was go on the Kayak app to take a look at it all."
Pros: "The boarding was smooth. I think charging more for carry-on luggage discouraged lots of carryon."
Cons: "The line to check-in your luggage was loooong. Took almost an hour since there was no self-service points. Only water is free so prepare to pay for everything. And expect a hard seat."
Pros: "5 hours in a hard chair, which martyrdom. The crew well, the bathroom slightly dirty"
Cons: "After landing, we had to wait an extra 30 minutes to get off the plane because another plane was delayed. After flying for 5+ hours that's the last thing you want."
Pros: "Friendly staff and crew. On time flights both directions."
Cons: "Seats have no padding and do not recline!! I have a bad back and the 5 1/2 hour flights to and from Miami out of Las Vegas were brutal. The lower pricing evaporates when you have to pay for baggage and brutally uncomfortable seats and any snacks or beverages including water. Carry on bags are $45 each and checked bags are $35 each. I observed many passengers carrying on bags that did not pay the fees like we did. It appears that the "regular" customers know the drill and just go ahead and carry on bags without declaring them."
Pros: "Only the price until we got to The flight and found out we had to pay for even carry-on baggage! Checked baggage was less expensive than carry-on! We did have TSA pre-check even though some of the comments say that it is not available on Frontier!"
Cons: "Paying so much money to check in a bag and even more to use carry-on! The seats were a nightmare, hard no reclining and hardly any room, very narrow! You pay for everything the service was even poor! I have to return to Las Vegas from Miami after that I will never fly frontier again!!!!!"
Pros: "nothing but the cheap price."
Cons: "Everything. The flight to Miami was delayed almost 45 minutes. The seats were so uncomfortable. Almost no leg room. The crew was not at all friendly. Coming back to Las Vegas was worst. Again delayed on a almost 6 hour flight back. The plane was so crowded. No room in seats. Very uncomfortable. I will probably not fly again with this airline."
Pros: "And not much else on Frontoer. Flight was 45 minutes late but arrived safely."
Pros: "They overbook the flight, i didnt let me go. They put on another plane at a late time so i have miss two days of my vacations because of them. My treat has been horroble. Please do not recommend them"
Pros: "I don't like the fact that the baggage check was $40 you're charging $40 for a bag but you can't provide free water on the plane I think that really sucks seats are small their non-adjustable they weren't comfortable my mouth was so dry when I get to my destination I had a drink sink water from the faucet of the women's bathroom"
Cons: "I was checked in very promptly"
Pros: "Liked NOTHING"
Cons: "Initial flight 2 schedule changes. Boarding terrible. Most uncomfortable seats I've ever sat in. Worst airline I've ever flown. I could write volumes but I'll leave it at that. Just a horrible experience"
Pros: "Was on time Smooth bordingv"
Cons: "Lots of babies - noisy"
Cons: "Small seats that don't decline, small tray table, zero leg room, expensive to check a bag, no entertainment (I cannot believe they don't even have that stupid airplane radio). The most uncomfortable seats and flight I've ever had. I was absolutely miserable to the point of having flight anxiety. Spend the extra money to fly a better airline."
Cons: "Very uncomfortable,crew on return forward FLIGHT attendances were very unprofessional . never again !!!"
Pros: "Red eye.."
Cons: "They try to charge me $31 dollar fee even after the flight. I'm not sure what the $31 fee is for. Everything was paid so I'm not sure why they would charge me extra."
Cons: "No entertainment for long trip"
Pros: "There was one stewardess that was nice."
Cons: "The service at the counter was terrible, the girl Isabella Leiman was rude disrespectful. The seat were hard and extremely uncomfortable. My back still hurts."
Pros: "Faster, good organization"
Cons: "Nothin for entertainment in large trip"
Pros: "I had I pay for my bag at the airport due to me forgetting to online and then was upgraded to the front. Thank you!"
Pros: "The price and non stop to Miami."
Cons: "There we no entertainment."
Pros: "Arrived safely on time"
Cons: "Crowded and rude crew"
Pros: "Short flight 4 hrs"
Cons: "Seats did not recline Only junk food snacks Crew was collectively having a bad day"
Pros: "Flight was on time and courteous staff"
Cons: "I realize that there are some things that are beyond the control of the airline and I don't blame Frontier for the delay boarding or the rough weather, but after sitting almost 2 hours on the tarmac before takeoff and then the fasten seat belt light left on for the first nearly 2 hours of the flight, there was a plane full of passengers who desperately needed to use the restroom, myself included. What really annoyed me was that while rudely admonishing any passenger who dared trying to go to use the facilities to sit back down, the flight attendant herself went in the bathroom and relieved herself. When the seat belt light was finally turned off, I made my way to the restroom and this same flight attendant told me I would have to wait because another passenger sitting in the first row had been waiting a long time to go. I told her "everyone has been waiting a long time, well everyone but you." at this point she got very defensive and began yelling at me about federal regulations and so on and that she is allowed to use the bathroom. That may be true, but it doesn't make it right. Perhaps because I ticked her off, or perhaps just because of incompetence, my wife, myself, and the passenger in the third seat in our row were never offered any drink service. I did observe that even after the long delays and general ordeal of the flight, they were still charging passengers for soft drinks. I think a comped drink would be the least Frontier could do under the circumstances, but I guess anything resembling customer service is too much to ask. Add to all this the uncomfortable seats, the being nickel and dimed at every turn, which makes what first appears to be a good deal on a fight into one which is more costly than better quality airlines, I would advise spending a little more upfront for Southwest or some other reputable airline. You probably won't spend anymore in the end if you have luggage and would enjoy a beverage on the fight anyway and you will be treated with more respect and courtesy and other you will sit in a seat that doesn't feel like an old piece of plywood covered in vinyl. On both the flight to and the one from my destination, I noticed that the seats would not recline. I'm not sure if I had seats in rows that didn't recline or if none of them do."
Cons: "FLIGHT DELAYED GOING AND COMING. NO COMPLIMENTARY SNACKS, FLIGHT ATTENDANTS WITH ATTITUDES. THE WORSE EXPERIENCE I'VE EVER HAD!!"
Pros: "The crew is pleasant and the seat comfort level is bearable."
Cons: "However, the flight was delayed and changed gate at short notice. There is no entertainment available, not even at own expense."
Pros: "Very nice crew! Efficient boarding!"
Cons: "Very uncomfortable seating."
Pros: "I had the worst flight watery !!!! The ratio terrible !!!!"
Pros: "Overall experience"
Cons: "Had to pay for seats, carry on, and snacks"
Pros: "The crew was great, but that was the only good thing about the flight. Expensive checked and carry on bags, VERY uncomfortable seats, no food or drinks, etc.. It may be ok for shorter trips for the price, but more than 2 hour flights, not worth it."
Cons: "extra charge for carry on"
Cons: "Hard seats that don't recline"
Pros: "Crew was funny and engaging"
Cons: "The seats are so incredibly uncomfortable and they do not recline..."
Cons: "Worst airline EVER!!!!!!!!"
Pros: "The crew was very pleasant."
Cons: "I wouldn't use this airline for any flight over 2 hours. The seats are literally plastic and do no recline. Very uncomfortable."
Cons: "Very uncomfortable. Not worth to fly a "cheaper" airline because after you pay for all the extras like check in and/or carry on luggage you realize you could travel with a better airline. Also I was told my flight was delayed more then 3 hours a couple of hours before the original time of flight. Had to hang at airport and those 3 hours delay messed completely with my weekend trip to Vegas where I had a camper rented with time for pick up."
Pros: "Rude and not carring about the customer frist"
Cons: "I could explain but its not going to do anything"
Pros: "That I got to my destination safely"
Cons: "The seats, the service"
Pros: "Nothing special"
Cons: "They charge additionals for everything and give only water once in the plane. At the end after chargin for every piece of luggage "EVERY" the ticket is more expensive than others carriers."
Cons: "The seat room was one of the worst I have had in a long time. I sat on the aisle and was brushed up against / hit no less then 15 times during the 5 hour flight. I can understand that we want to include additional seats to economize but not to the point of total irritation."
Cons: "Seating was like sitting on a brick for hours. No free drinks,and the cost of one was ridiculous. The saying applies to this airline you get what you pay for. However with the extra hidden charges ie: paying for a regular seat rather than a hard uncomfortable seat. Paying for drinks,paying for carry on luggage . I could have chose another airline and have been completely satisfied. Update the planes."
Pros: "It's a barebones airline. Charges for carry on and food, drinks and alcohol. Seats are narrow and very little leg room unless you buy upgrade. Tray table is the size of iPhone6 Plus or a Galaxy Tab. Staff is friendly and cooperative. No complains there. Essentially you get what you pay."
Cons: "Check above."
Pros: "I liked how efficient the entire staff and flight crew was."
Cons: "I world have liked to know that all food and beverage were available for purchase only."
Pros: "Plane was clean"
Cons: "VERY minimal in any comforts as you know. No media offered. Expensive bag of mix for a meal. People were partying and standing next to me bumping into me the whole flight. It felt like my responsibility to end up to ask them to sit down. Having a bottom or a crotch depending on which way they were facing isn't something I enjoyed for the entire flight."
Pros: "The crew was just great I had to leave a review. Woman at ticketing and the gate was amazing, very funny kind and accommodating! Flight attendants were the same as well, made the experience very pleasant :)"
Cons: "You have to pay for a bag, zero entertainment & zero free snacks :("
Pros: "Flight left and arrive on time"
Cons: "No confort"
This flight was the worst I've ever had，and also will be never thinking about booking with this company again , sucks
Pros: "They were on time."
Cons: "There was a fee or charge for EVERYTHING. The difference in price for the next least expensive flight more thsn made up the difference in feees ( baggage $65, carry on $65, better seat $25 but no guarantee- no free water, sift drink, or cofffe. No snacks. Everything was charge and expensive The Seats were small with no leg room and no recline option. One of the most uncomfortable rides ever. No entertainment option I guess if I was only going a short flight it’d be ok but still never a 1st chioice And remember cheap airlines means kids will be on board"
Pros: "I was told that I've been checked in but still have to join a terribly slow queue."
Cons: "That we were not offered even cold water."
Pros: "The stuetist."
Cons: "I used the kiosk to check in. But I still had to wait for everyone in line to drop my bag. We waited 14 minutes. Then the lady was talking to her coworker and not us. We spent 30 minutes just checking in before security. Then our seats were suppose to be together. After talking with the guy at the gate to get our seat assignments. We were sitting on opposite sides of the plane. So much for our anniversary trip together. I purchased 2 tickets together. So we would be next to each other. Worse flight experience."
Cons: "This company is a scam. You pay a extra fee for everything Printing your boarding pass that will be $10. oh wait you want to take a carry on bag that will be $45. You want to check in a bag that will be $45. If you do decide to check in a bag or a carry on make sure the demensions and weight is correct there will be another fee for any luggage that doesn’t fit their rules. Make sure you get a drink in the airport ahead of time because once again they charge for standard drinks while on the plane, the extra charges just never stop! In all reality it is not worth the savings in plane ticket because of all the additional inflated prices they get you on."
Cons: "The worst experience in my life, I showed up a hour early, only 2 kiosks that work to check in. The rude lady directed me out of line to use the kiosk again instead checking me in, so I couldn't miss my flight. You could obviously tell it was my first time. So I missed my FIRST flight for my 30th birthday. Their only rebuttal to my dilemma was "you should have show up 2 hours early". A horrible experience I will never forget. The human that don't display common courtesy for his or her fellow man should be replaced by robots. I would gladly pay double for my next flight than to EVER use Spirit again."
Pros: "Staff were actually nice on this flight. I boarded last so can’t complain."
Cons: "No entertainment. No power outlets. No reclining seats. No legroom. No frills. Base fare. Pretty crappy as usual."
Pros: "Flight started and reached on time."
Cons: "Spirit Airlines is a complete joke! We were standing at the ticket counter by 10:15 and the flight was at 11:06 yet refused to print out boarding passes. They even allowed the person directly in front of us to check in but apparently we were the cut off. After asking to speak with a supervisor, the ticket agent disappeared for 15 minutes only to return and tell us that there was no supervisor available. What? So..... no one is supervising the staff or daily operations? That’s a little scary. We asked the ticket agent again to print our boarding passes and at least let us attempt to make the flight but he again refused. The ticket gate we were at was directly next to the security line which had about 5 people in it. We also heard him tell the person in front of us who he allowed to check in that our gate was literally the first gate after security. I can not comprehend why he wouldn’t at least give us the option to try and make the flight which was 100% realistic. Instead, he refused our request for boarding passes a third time. The lack of service I received was absolutely and completely ridiculous. In a state of panic I began looking up other flight options that would get us to our destination on time... there was nothing! While I️ was researching flights, my traveling companion ran to the Southwest Airlines ticket counter and explained the situation. The ticket agent immediately began checking the computer and found a flight that would get us to our destination in time but the flight was leaving in 30 minutes. She stated that she could not promise we would make the flight but was happy to let us try! We got through security quickly and were able to board the 11:15 flight. Our original flight with Spirit departed at 11:06. I want a refund or I will be contacting my bank for a chargeback."
Pros: "They were efficient at loading and unloading. The business model of minimal inclusions was fine."
Cons: "I booked through Kayak but was not told about all the extra costs that could be incurred. I was unaware of the extra costs for checked bags. The cost was far more than other airlines. The flight attendants talked non stop to the point I was wishing I had ear plugs. The discounts for printing your own tickets and checking your bags ahead of time was not communicated prior to check in. It is on the website but not through the booking service. The self check in kiosk at check in would not work so we were upcharged for not using it but we couldn't."
Pros: "Absolutely NOTHING"
Cons: "This airline has check in requirements that no other airlines have and did not send any email or notification what so ever letting passengers know. I also was not informed through Kayak of these rules. They would not let me on the flight because I was waiting in line while 3 of the 4 check in attendants were not even helping people in line! I had to pay a $100 fee to change my flight and they didn't have any options for same day. The flight wasn't even boarding yet and there wasn't a line for security and the gate was very close. If they don't let passengers know of their rules when selling through a 3rd party website THEY SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO SELL THROUGH 3rd PARTY WEBSITES! Absolutely disgraceful experience."
Cons: "Spirit airlines cancelled my return flight along with nine other flights that morning. Their were hundreds of passengers left stranded and had to fend for themselves to figure out away to get home. The majority had to spend anywhere from $400-$1000 on a one way ticket back on an alternate airline. Definitely my worst experience yet. Customer service was rude and it took five hours standing in line to talk to someone at the airport. I ended up having to fly to a different city and drive to an a half hours in the other direction to get my car that was at the airport I flew out of originally. Never Fly Spirit Airlines no matter how cheap the flight is. You'll end up paying a lot more in the long run when they cancel your flight. This airline will be out of business in less than a year. I guarantee it!"
Cons: "Never EVER have I flown with an airline that charges you for carry-on luggage. If I would have known this and all the other extra hidden fees, including (extra chargers for checking passengers in..etc) I most definitely would have picked a different airline. To make matters even worse, they never once told me while checking in at their airline counter that they charge for carry on luggage. So.. when I arrived to my boarding gate, they announced that all carry on luggage was an additional fee of $100.00, unless already checked in at the counter for their base rate of $60.00 FOR A CARRY ON.... In order to board my flight, I had to pay $100.00 for one tiny little suitcase. I was beyond aggravated. It felt like this airlines entire intentions were to scam every passenger that boarded. At one point on the flights, as the flight attendants were going through the emergency procedures, a passengers behind me said "You will only give us our oxygen masks, for an additional charge" I will NEVER fly with Spirit Airline again. Every employee that I came across during my travels were incredibly rude, and very unhelpful. Spirit does have cheaper flights, but after all the up-charges you end up paying way more than you will if you just book with another airline."
Cons: "The airline emailed at 2 am to notify that the 6 am flight was cancelled. The cancellation hotline was not too helpful - they rebooked me on a Delta flight connecting to two more United flights. Delta flight was delayed so I would have missed my 2 connections. Finally rebooked me on another Southwest flight to New Orleans (final destination) that they should have rebooked me on in the first place. Also discovered upon my second rebooking that the initial rebooking agent did not rebook my return flight, so I would not have had a seat had my first rebooking leg not been delayed. Only offered at $50 Spirit voucher for the inconvenience. Definitely never taking Spirit again."
Pros: "I recently traveled with my wife and 3 year old for the first time on Spirit Airlines. I have never flown with them before. We travel a fair amount and have always flown with other airlines but I saw a good deal they offered and I jumped on it. After the check in process was completed online, I headed to the airport. The service I received in the terminal with staff standing at the entrance was unexpectedly pleasant. Without asking, the staff had already guided me in the direction and next step I should take for checking luggage. It was awesome! Once we went through the boarding process and boarded the plane, I was totally shocked! The flight attendants were completely kind and over the top hilarious. They were making funny/silly comments about the flight and flying in general. Although there was no electronic entertainment offered on this flight, they made up for it in their fun personalities. It was the best atmosphere between all of the passengers around me who were all enjoying the outgoing spirit with the crew. It was a flight to remember!"
Cons: "Late Very uncomfortable"
Cons: "THE WORST customer service I've ever experienced. I called Spirit's corporate customer service, and they told me to go to the airport where I would be placed on a new airline and be reimbursed for the fare difference. When I first got to the ticket counter, the woman "helping" me would not even look me in the eye as she told me my only options were to wait 24 hours for the next flight, or take an $80 refund. They absolutely refused to do *ANYTHING* else to assist. Not even a hotel reiumbursement or car rental. (Keep in mind they also wanted ME to lose the hotel and car I had already pre-paid for in my destination city.) Long story short - I talked to 6 people over the course of two hours trying to sort out THEIR problem (they never explained *why* the flight was cancelled) and got conflicting information from everyone I spoke to. Nobody ever tried to anything except get me out of there and pay as little as possible. Spirit Air is definitely the worst airline I've ever dealt with, and definitely one of the top 10 worst companies anywhere I've ever dealt with. Never again!"
Pros: "I liked absolutely nothing about this airline to the point where I didn't even fly with them the day of my flight"
Cons: "They were not willing to work with me to change my flight date do to a family emergency and couldn't give me credit towards further flights, goes to show how broke this airline is if they really need the money and couldn't refund me like other past and BETTER airlines have done in the past, I will NEVER fly this airline ever again and have told many people to do the same, this was my first and last experience. As a side note I had to DRIVE MYSELF TO LAS VEGAS FROM SAN DIEGO because they were not willing to work with me but I still made it to and from my destination"
Cons: "First, when I booked I was not given option to pay for baggage or choose seats, meaning I wasn't able to use the cheapest option. I had to spend at least 2 hours on the phone with a Spirit agent to get to pay for my bags before arriving at the airport at all - I wasn't able to do it online. On day of flight: the first leg was delayed. When we got to layover our final flight had been cancelled with no reason given. We were booked on another flight 8 hours later which meant we got in late enough that I had to miss another day of work. The Spirit agent at the gate in Las Vegas was also extremely rude. I also didn't get any phone or email updates."
Cons: "My flight was delayed 4 hours. The connecting plane then left without several passengers that were headed to Seattle. We were not notified that the flight was leaving without us. The employees were extremely rude and showed no remorse that we missed our flight because of their delay. We were given no options, just told we would have to deal with it. They refused to refund our flight or help with finding us a different flight home. We slept on the floor of the airport until the next day and took a different airline home. I will never fly this airline again. Their service is dispicable."
Pros: "Uncomfortable seats, zero leg room, a website that has yet to function properly without me having to call customer service several times per flight. Not to mention the "Low fares" Spirit offers you don't actually account for the money you shovel out for EVERY SINGLE EXTRA you can think of. I ended up spending 65$ on my last flight just to bring a carry on and choose a seat. Tie that all together with an angry, impatient, and unprofessional staff, and you result in a customer who will never be flying spirit airlines again."
Cons: "Spirit Airlines is laughably inconvenient, and derisively unconventional. Stewards are made to be salespeople, and the simplest amenities (such as a seat-back tray or glass of water) are pointedly unavailable. I spent a hellish 10 hours flying Spirit Airlines; having done so, I would never recommend a friend (nor, even, an enemy) go through the same discomfort, ridicule, and expense. The captain was flippant regarding the discomfort of the flight. Stewardesses spoke loudly to one another in the back of the plane, non-stop, for two hours. Seats are ridiculously close to one another, do not recline, and offer trays without proper space to be useful. Spirit makes a point of reminding its customers, every step of the way, how limited their flight experience will be. When I purchased flight tickets through Kayak, I did not realize that Spirit would strip me, the paying customer, of every possible amenity, all for the farce of a"bargain" flight. Nowhere was I informed of needing to pay 55$ per carry-on bag at the airport, nor of the further embarrassment of having to pay $15 to simply occupy a seat on the plane. Have I not purchased a ticket? Have I not given my money? Why should I be denied the right to sit on the actual plane? At least three other customers in line in front of me were dissatisfied with their check-in experience. None were comforted by Spirit staff, whose job, clearly, is merely to demand money and offer further ways in which an already paying customer can be divested of the contents of their wallet. I pity all who ride Spirit, work for Spirit, or consider becoming business partners with this company. Clearly, being "the youngest fleet of any major U.S. airline," has its drawbacks."
Pros: "It was really, really cheap. Less than half of every other Dec 26 flight's cost."
Cons: "The terrible lines. The line to check my bag was horribly long-- even after the attendants made a line just for flights to my destination. There were just too few attendants working for how many customers needed to check bags or check in. Additionally, the seats were super small-- we were packed in like sardines. No amount of finagling or shifting would prevent me from touching either of my neighbors, even though I paid for extra leg room. And then you wanted to CHARGE for a CUP OF WATER. Not even a full bottle! I'm surprised you didn't charge for ice! All in all, I'm very disappointed. Won't be taking Spirit again."
Pros: "It got me from Houston to Las Vegas without killing me . . . that's about it."
Cons: "From the booking process 5 months ago trying to fix an incorrect date I put in (had to cancel and rebook) English was not understandable. To their online problems. Couldn't get online to save paying an outrageous fee for luggage and online booking. Met with the standard go online and complain ? Rude unresponsive employees that garble off phrases so often and so fast as to be incomprehensible. Misinformation by the flight crew as to where the luggage would be. Smallest cramped seats I've ever been in. NEVER AGAIN. (this is not like me, I'm usually very easy going)"
Pros: "Crew was nice, friendly, and funny. 3 stars is because there is no actual service unless you flag them down to pay for things."
Cons: "WARNING: MUST PAY FOR CARRY ON BEFORE GATE. Spirit wants $45 for a carry on bag, and apparently $100 if you don't realize it before you get to the gate. I don't even know how much for checking one. So unless all you have is a handbag, add $90 per bag to the cheap looking price. Seat reservations are janky and can also cost you money. There's no app to check in, reserve seats, or view your flight, and their website has a terrible mobile user interface. The crew doesn't even ask if you want something, they just walk up and down with trash bags. That said, they were polite, professional and friendly. I guess you flag them down if you want to spend a bunch of money on Chex Mix and a soda or expensive beer. You have to pay to even get water or peanuts. There is no entertainment. The seats do not recline. If you have never flown Spirit, you're probably thinking "all that is too ridiculous to be true," which is what I thought when my Uber driver started warning me. Nothing above is exaggerated, just the facts. Never again."
Cons: "$100 extra for luggage"
Pros: "It was simple and convenient and got me where I was trying to go cheaply. It was fairly clean n what not and I liked how kind of hip it felt with their process and design. It really does feel like a modern airline sort of like an uber or something but in order to make it cheap they do cut down on pretty much anything that makes the experience kind of luxurious. The chairs were quite thin for example and no in flight food was complimentary. I was able to take my large backpack on the flight free as a personal item so that was great too. They have a metal frame to check the size of your item. If it fits in there it can be a personal item. My backpack was able to squeeze but typical carry on's may not. It also really felt like an airline for the youth which goes along with that kind of young and hip feel. Good stuff."
Cons: "The thin somewhat stiff chairs were difficult to sleep in."
Pros: "The cost is excellent & staff was very friendly."
Cons: "Lack of communication. When printing out boarding pass, it flashed the flight was delayed @ 90 min, which I thought was weird. Just thought I'd check in later. When I called TSA in Kansas City I was told the same. So when I arrived at the airport they were announcing thaty flight was boarding, I went to baggage counter and was told I had to take my case on the plane, TSA security told me to take it to baggage counter. I told TSA I'd already been there, the 2 of them start arguing back and forth about my bag, if they would have taken my bag when I 1st went to turn it in, it would have been on the plane with me. However because they'd called final boarding, all my stuff got left in Kansas City. I've already called the airline to see if my bag made it to Vegas or not but haven't found out yet. As they have nt called me back. Oh the man in front of me was on my same flight & how nag made it on the plane. Extremely annoying for this to happen when it could've ALL been avoided as there was no one else behind me."
Cons: "Spirit airlines is VERY misleading. Yes it was the cheapest flight as stated but then there were the hidden costs. baggage for one luggage or carry on? Ridiculous when other airlines don't charge for the first one. A little overweight? A huge hefty fine. Pay for your seat?! There were no free seats at all!!! No complimentary snack or drink??? Charge for water!!! Ridiculous! The seats were like being packed in a sardine can and no recline which I had a terrible headache when the we finally landed! By the time I had to pay for the "extras" I could have flown first class on another airline! Never again will I will flight with Spirit and will highly recommend anyone else not to also!!!"
Pros: "If I want to fly somewhere with just my laptop and no carry on and no luggage, this will be the way to go."
Cons: "After booking this flight with Spirit (2 flights out and 2 flights back, and I'm not going to rate each one separately) I was ready to log in an pay for baggage because I did not carefully examine all the details when booking. We did not get a free carry-on and the price for paying for luggage was higher than expected. BUT that was just the beginning. In every flight I've been on before, you pay for your bags one, I had to pay for the bags each step of the way. And paying for luggage and carry-ons each step of the way meant paying over $300 for bags. I'm used to paying $30 per person. So my excitement at getting low fares evaporated instantly. I was now paying the going rate for the flight with a lot of extra hassle to boot. I was with my aunt who needed a wheelchair to get around the airport in a wheelchair. Other airlines had them available for us to use, but Spirit would only offer to call a service for us. They did not indicate what the cost of this service would be. They didn't say it was free and they didn't say it was not. I just found an empty wheelchair and used that, after having just paid more than $300 for baggage for three small bags, I wasn't into more surprises. But I had to use American Airlines wheelchairs which they were cool with, because Spirit refused to let me use theirs without the escort (paid?) who actually didn't show up in the few minutes it took me to think it through."
Pros: "Never fly this airline, they are horrible! I called several times about my flight because I knew I would be late trying to make the flight and they were rude. Customer Service is horrible. They cheat people out of their money smh. Terrible. I'm currently looking to sue!! Don't fly with them. No matter how cheap it is. Fly with Aleigant or Frontier first. Least they won't just keep your ticket money if you miss a flight they will make amends. SPIRIT is tacky, classless, and just overall a terrible airline. They need to be out of business. Seriously. Don't say I didn't warn you!"
Pros: "Pilot was very funny and crew was kind"
Cons: "No food or drinks served Seats did not recline and were not comfortable Charge for carry on was absolutely unreasonable Overall, I will never be flying spirit airlines again. I intended to fly on this airlines as it was truly a discount .. I soon realized I had subjected myself to discomfort for no reason when I discovered I would have to spend another $100 just for my carry ons.. At that point, I may as well have just spent a little more money and flown for any other airlines with decent seats and complementary beverages.."
Pros: "The price was low to book, but read on, because it wasn't worth it."
Cons: "Absolutely terrible in all other respects. After delaying the flight for 20 minutes or so (due to "maintenance issues"), the employee came on and said that the flight was cancelled. Not that Spirit would bring a new plane so we could all still fly out. Not that they would be taking a little longer to fix the issue. No, just that it was cancelled. Then, when the herd of people went to the ticket counter to get new flights or refunds, no one was there for about 30 minutes. When they finally arrived, they were unwilling to compensate for my $30 taxi ride. And they were generally unkind and unhelpful. This is unacceptable; I will not book Spirit again. Thank you for your understanding."
Cons: "I was notified at 9AM that I would miss my connecting flight (flight was at 6PM). I called Spirit to fix this ahead of time, they said I needed to speak to someone at the kiosk. The person at the kiosk said I needed to speak to someone at the gate. The lady at the gate said not to worry, we weren't even getting off of this plane. 10 MINUTES BEFORE BOARDING, I'm told that I'm going to miss my connecting flight and that my options were to either sleep over at Vegas or fly out the next day. I decided to fly out the next day, getting to my destination at noon. Got home, looked up the flight that the man at the kiosk booked me, AND IT WAS GETTING IN AT 11PM THE NEXT NIGHT. I called Spirit, infuriated that the rep literally lied to me, and asked to speak with a manager. I was told that a manager would have to call me back (WHAT?). I have yet to receive a phone call. I will never, EVER, EVER, fly Spirit airlines ever again."
Pros: "The flight attendants were great! Immediately saw I had a problem with the passenger next to me who would not leave me alone, and checked in on me throughout the flight. One of the attendants even knelt down next to me discretely to let me know that if he was a problem to not hesitate to grab her and she would take care of it. It was great to know they were looking out for their customers."
Cons: "I arrived to the airport early to check in, and was told that I was too early to check by bag for my flight because they all took lunch soon and no one would be available to watch my bag. It just didn't make sense to me. I had to wait for three hours! Once checked in, we were notified that our flight was delayed, twice, causing what should have been a quick day of travel into a very long and exhausting experience. I know some of these things can't be helped, but with better customer service, it would have at least made the day less miserable. Safe to say I would not fly spirit ever again. It doesn't save you any money, because once you pay for your seat, you bag, and any other additional costs you're spending more money than if you had booked with an established airline."
Cons: "I usually never post anything negative for a review, so here is my first one. I had an awful flying experience with spirit I will never fly with them again. I will keep it short and simple. They charge you for everything that your flight ends up becoming super expensive and its obscured until you get hit with the fee. First off, bag check in is ridiculously expensive. Cost me just about 100 dollars to check a tiny bag. The seats on the airline do not recline and there was absolutely zero leg room. Im not that tall (6'0), so there is no reason I should have to sit sideways on the seat because my knees are jammed into the seat in front of me. My entire neck and back became stiff when I got off the aircraft because of this. Water cost me 5 dollars. Do I need to say more? Water should be free. I left my long sleeve shirt in my bag that was already checked, so I asked a flight attendant if they had a tiny blanket ( It was so cold my jaw was shivering ) And she literally told me you should have brought one, we are not responsible for lending flyers blankets because its too cold.. Could not believe the awful experience I had with this airline. Never again. 1 star is generous."
Pros: "I disliked everything except how helpful the staff was when I almost puked because of the extreme discomfort of the seats."
Cons: "Being in that seat for 3.5 hours was the worst thing I have ever experienced on an airplane. I think I pinched the Vagus nerve in my abdomen and almost passed out on the airplane. I somehow was able to tell my wife that I needed help, she asked for water, they told me it would be $3 and I told them that I needed to go to the bathroom fast because I was very ill. Made it to the flight attendant's seat by the bathroom and sat there for a minute, then was able to open the bathroom door. Sat on the floor of the bathroom for about 5 minutes and was 100% better. Didn't even need to vomit because my circulation seemed to normalize after getting out of that horrible seat. Imagine - sitting on the floor in the tiny bathroom was more comfortable and actually cured me. They get one star out of 10 from my because they gave me free water. Otherwise it would be zero."
Cons: "this might have been my mistake I did not arrive 45 minutes prior to departure I was 6 minutes past the 45-minute line and they would not let me board the plane..I asked 4 times to talk to a manager all I kept hearing where she was at lunch and she would be down in a bit I waited for almost 30 minutes before I decided just go catch another plane on Southwest to Vegas kayak might want to inform all of their customers dealing with spirit Airlines that the 45-minute cutoff point is crucial...one of the problems is and I received a email from you the day before that it was moved to a different terminal so at the San Diego Airport even the people that work there didn't know where the Spirit Airlines was and there was 5 people behind me who had the same issue and this Airline will not work with us then they tell me it's too late the plan is already full...I did fly back from Vegas on spirit but what I thought was kind of bizarre with people still boarding the plane five minutes prior to takeoff...next time I go to Vegas I might just pay the extra money and Fly Southwest ...and besides that that plane coming back from Vegas did not sell mechanically strong it made all kinds of noises when we landed and everybody was even looking around like something was going to fall off the plane when we landed in San Diego"
Cons: "I Left my house about 3 hours early before my flight for seatac airport to beat the long lines with the tsa inspections. When I finally got there I spent about a half hour looking for the check in desk, only to find out that it was one of those rollaway check in counters. To make matters worse I had to pay 55 dollars for my carry on. What kind of bs is that. I thought I would at leased get that for free. Just expecting the standard I guess. Serves me right for not doing my research before flying. With Spirit air you pay for everything including for that not so complementary water that you might need after chocking on their corny jokes. You might wanna take some neck/back pain meds with you also. Those seats are uncomfortable and don't lounge back. On the way back I was getting emails of constant gate changes and the flight was delayed for an hour. Better keep checking your email. I guess I can suck it up if I was taking a short flight somewhere and I didn't need any luggage. Other than that I'm flying on a different airlines in the future. Good luck."
Cons: "TICKETS ARE CHEAP FOR A REASON.. FLIGHT GOT DELAYED A HOUR BACK. AS SOON AS WE GET TO VEGAS OUR PILOT TELLS US THAT ITS NOT SAFE TO LAND AND HES GOING TO WAIT TIL ITS SAFE WHICH IS UNDERSTANDABLE BUT HE DECIDED TO FLY AROUND IN CIRCLES FOR 30 MINUTES. AFTER THAT HE SAID IT STILL WASNT SAFE AND WE LANDED IN LA INSTEAD OF LAS VEGAS. 4 HRS LATE ON ARRIVAL TO LAS VEGAS, AND ON TOP OF ALL THE FUCKERY, U DONT GET ANY COMPLIMENTARY SNACKS OR WATER. AND IF U DONT PAY FOR YOUR BAGS ONLINE THEY'LL HIT U OVER THE HEAD WITH A 60-100 TAB JUS FOR ONE BAG."
Pros: "There's a baggage fee that should've been mentioned by KAYAK!! When I first check online it was $25 then I check again it was $40 then when I tried to pay it in person it became $50. The agent that help people at the counter was very rude, they don't have no people skill whatsoever. They moved the gate which is fine..... But the previous flight just got off and they don't even bother to clean the plane because they were running late. Granted the stewardesses are polite and the pilot is really good..... It was a smooth ride and landing...... But it was supposed to be a 5 hour flight...... I was supposed to be in Vegas by 9:45pm..... But now is 1:45am and I'm still in the plane waiting for the gate to be open...... 4 hours delay........ !!! It just turn to be a 9 hours flight!! Almost double the time!!! Ridiculous!!!!"
Cons: "Hidden fees!! Poor customer service!!! Bad experience!!!"
Pros: "when we landed safely"
Cons: "Shysters of the not-so-friendly skies! As a loyal #AlaskaAirlines customer, I hesitated before buying tickets on Spirit from San Diego to Vegas. After finding an online "deal" for Spirit, maybe $100 less expensive and a convenient flight time, I bought them. Spirit should be heavily fined, if not shut down, for their dishonesty. Upon check in, there was a surprise $55 fee per checked bag and $100 FEE PER CARRY ON bigger than a purse EACH WAY. No cash was accepted at the check in, gate or in-flight. This was not a problem for us, but felt bad for any person who forgot theirs. Once on the plane, Spirit charges $3 per water, soda or juice (inc $3 per refill). Cheap snacks started at $3 per small courtesy size though $7 per "luxury item" of cup-o-soup noodles. Icing on the cake of poop experience was our airline server. Shocked in to tears of laughter, the woman with the beverages walked up and barked "what do you want?!" To our row. I asked to buy the Moscow mule. She said, "where is your card? If it is not out of your wallet now I am going walking away. Other people want drinks and I don't have time for you to get out your wallet!" LOL!! I gave it to her, then she barked a similar rant at the nice people sitting next to me. NEVER, EVER will I fly Spirit again. The charges alone are so dishonest but the service is awful too."
Cons: "they nickel and dime you for literally EVERYTHING. you think you are saving money purchasing a cheap ticket but once you add in your suitcase and God for bid a soda or coffe while on the plane you're at double the cost of the original ticket price. I know they warn you of the small amount of space but my knees were jammed to the chair in front of me, I'm 5'8, so not like I am abnormally tall. it was just a bad enough experience all around that I would advise no one to take the airlines, especially for a long routed trip!"
Pros: "The Crew and the seat trays that perfectly fit an iPad for watching movies."
Pros: "Getting to my destination"
Cons: "This airlines charges for everything. I called and got specifications for a free carry-on, went and purchased a bag based on the information provided and then incurs hundred dollars cost to carry the bag from one point to another. This was insane because my outbound flight was less than half full and my return was about 80% full. Additionally the width of my bag was the same as the free carry-on and there were is no issue getting it into the overhead compartment and leaving room for other people, in other words it did not reduce the amount of space available to other passengers. Additionally, in order to reserve a seat it cost me $16. The total cost of this trip on spirit exceeded The cost of flying on any full-service airline at short notice. The cost that I paid exceeded first class fair to my destination if I would have booked two weeks in advance. The planes are clean but are extremely tight and The seats do not recline. The tray tables are the size of a small tablet and the cost of any sort of drink or food is at very least six times the cost of the item at any grocery store. This airline clearly is interested in having one shot at a customer and not at acquiring customers who will do repeat business. Several of The people at my business event who also flew on this airline had a similar experience. Like myself they will never use this airline again. I fly Southwest often and I would encourage anyone I know to fly on this airline. I also fly a great deal on American which is not as nice as it was years ago but still is far nicer than many of the other airlines. Before you fly Spirit I highly recommend that you find out all of the cost that you might incur. I made the mistake of booking the airline on kayak and had no warning of the added cost. Kayak screwed up by not warning me and Spirit put the screws to me as hard as they could."
Pros: "I did not like anything about this airline other than the friendly flight attendants."
Cons: "Nothing nice to say. Spirit intentionally tricks people with their business model by offering a cheap base fare then charging for ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING. I'm literally surprised I wasn't charged for breathing. My list of disappointments and ridiculous costs: -paying for your exact seat location on top of your ticket -Paying egregious amounts for luggage - watch out for hidden costs -paying for WATER -seats are awful and uncomfortable and don't recline whatsoever. Felt like they were made of plastic. -planes (even cross country) only have 2 bathroom stalls total so that spirit can keep their costs low with smaller planes. Then they make several PA announcements that you can't wait for the bathroom by the door. So if you're sitting in the middle of the plane you're screwed because everyone closer gets up first. AWFUL customer experience overall!! I could have paid the same total amount for a respectable, comfortable airplane with a reasonable amount of bathrooms and free water."
Pros: "Price was right for those of us who can travel without luggage, if you need luggage than fly Southwest. The is a budget airline and it shows. They do let you bring on a backpack as a free item, just make sure the backpack is smaller than a carry on. I can squeeze a weeks worth of clothes with a backpack. it would be cheaper to fed-ex your suitcase to where you're going. Bring your own food. Seats don't recline and there's no legroom. You can upgrade to more room, but, then why not fly the more expensive airline anyway?"
Cons: "Everything else, you get what you pay for."
Pros: "Nothing about my experience was pleasant. I had to pay for luggage and an assigned seat. So the cost of the ticket was a lie. The flight got delayed 2 hours on my way to Vegas. Other airlines provide free bags to military members. The return flight was delayed 2.5 hours so I purchased a separate ticket from another airline. By the time I got through checking my luggage, and security I received another text message delaying the Spirit flight another hour. I was out 166.00 for flying AA, but it was worth every penny."