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Direct flights cover the 1515 miles separating Minneapolis to Sacramento in about 8h 03m.
In normal times, a total of 25 direct flights connect Minneapolis to Sacramento weekly. On average, there are 3 departures per day.
On your way to Sacramento, you’ll fly out from Minneapolis St Paul. You’ll be landing at Sacramento Intl.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "The flight left on time and arrived early."
Cons: "The flight was nearly full. They announced this and said that if anyone was uncomfortable being seated next to someone not in their party (due to COVID concerns) they would book them on the next available flight. At that point, you're really kinda stuck hoping the person your seated next to is taking the proper precautions, but you are not "social distanced" during the flight. I don't consider myself a COVID prude, but I will stick with Southwest Airlines during this pandemic. They are keeping their flights at 2/3 capacity in order to maintain distance among passengers on their flights."
Pros: "Every thing"
Pros: "Friendly professional crew"
Pros: "Super clean plane! Staff was very friendly as well"
Cons: "Nothing, all was great! This was a very pleasant first time flying Alaska airlines. Will definitely recommend"
Cons: "This sucks due to delay"
Pros: "Amazing crew!"
Cons: "Nothing. Everything went smooth."
Cons: "Delayed 30 mins"
Cons: "Landing can be better."
Pros: "Arrived early, and that was good."
Pros: "Gate waiting area was far less commotion than the Southwest gates."
Pros: "Seats were comfy"
Cons: "Not having to switch planes"
Cons: "food was sub par . first class so so"
Pros: "I do quite a bit of traveling, and experience different airlines both domesticat and international. Alaska continues to impress me, and over-delivers highly on all fronts! I always look forward to my trips when I get to travel on Alaskan Air!"
Pros: "This is the worst day of the year to travel. Hundreds of people waiting to catch flights to Seattle, which were delayed with no news of when they might fly. Alaska Airlines staff had way too to handle, but still found time to help a disabled person/passenger in need. Thank you."
Cons: "TSA had no time to help a disabled person, rather abruptly sending me from line to line to line, because I was disqualified from going through walk-through a certain scanner. Then was un-necessarilly angry with me for putting my Kindle on top of my laptop, to go through the scanner. If TSA had given clearer directions, I would have known how to place electronic devices in the plastic tub. Also they took my wallet from me to go through the scanned by itself. As TSA staff pushed belongings down the conveyor, the little dish holding my wallet turned over, credit cards and the like started to fall all over and under the machine. I started to collect my congtents and was told to stay put, and hold out my hands so they could swab my hands for explosives, and to not move while they put the swab in their sensing machine. Makes me want to not fly in the future."
Pros: "Please be advised entertainment and food should have an NA next to them in my case"
Cons: "Can't think of anything"
Pros: "Crew kept a positive attitude, Moved passengers around if they wished so no one had to feel cramped."
Cons: "Half plane boarded. Mechanical problems. Every had to disembark. Hour delay before re-boarding. Then sat an extra hour waiting for crew to move plane for departure. Other airlines have offered discounts on future flights because of such delays. Alaska offered nothing. Overall, a 3 hour delay with lots of apologies."
Pros: "On time, always well informed, decent snack and drinks, nice attendants, plenty of legroom in premier and I like the way we can use our own devices for entertainment. If you forgot yours Alaska has something you can use for a small fee."
Cons: "We sat in premier and would have liked to use the restroom in front instead of going all the way to the back. Using a restroom should never be an issue."
Pros: "Friendly. Good price!"
Cons: "Seats hardly reclined and had little padding"
Pros: "Because of seat screwup we were comped meals, entertainment drinks etc enjoyed the attention Good leg room"
Cons: "Flight was very delayed and delayed multiple times. I wa son the back and ice chips kept falling on me from above my head. Horrible."
Pros: "Easy and simple."
Cons: "Waiting to be boarded."
Pros: "I splurged and purchased the first class upgrade as i am tall and it was a very long flight. Loved the legroom and service i received."
Cons: "Went through the boarding process and then we all waited in the line outside the plane for some time. They obviously were not ready to board the plane which was difficult for some of the elderly now standing in line. I had a planned dinner in sacramento which was a main reason i took this long layover and due to leaving 2 hours late i missed the dinner which had to be canceled. This was very important to me. The 75$ discount given to me on a future flight is not going to replace the time off work and the dinner which will now have to wait for anither trip to the mainland."
Pros: "Everyone is so friendly, flights on time, flight info updates sent to my phone."
Cons: "Would love phone charging capabilities at our seat."
Pros: "never flown Alaska Easy and friendly"
Cons: "flew first class on the way back and they do not have options for those who upgrade late and require something else due to allergies. Allergic to eggs and dairy and the only option had an egg and cheese."
Pros: "I felt like there was ample leg room, and liked that the back of the plane boarded before the middle of the plane."
Cons: "The scripts didn't sound well rehearsed, and disrupted my audiobook longer than. Necessary"
Pros: "The attendants are really great."
Cons: "3 hour delay. After boarding we sat on runway while the missing culinary cart was found and then paperwork needed to be completed and then we needed to be de-iced and then we're able to take off. Very long wait for luggage."
Pros: "I ended up with a free premium seat, which mean free wine and snacks. Free in flight chat on Facebook messenger was great, and I appreciated the extra legroom. It would be been worth the extra 30 bucks if I had paid for it."
Cons: "My emotional therapy dog of 7 pounds got part of her paw ripped off on an airport escalator. Though she was bleeding profusely all over me, I was not allowed to use the first aid kit to bandage her. I had to bring her to an emergency vet upon landing in Minneapolis"
Pros: "Comfortable seats, courteous service. Different from other airlines, the flight crew did not seem exhausted and overworked."
Pros: "Plane was clean and seats roomy. Great staff!"
Cons: "No issues I can think of."
Pros: "By the time i finished 2 chapters of reading we already were landing"
Cons: "the size of the plane was quiet small"
Pros: "All the staff member were really kind and helpful. The boarding and the unboarding was made smoothly."
Cons: "The seat are a bit uncomfortable and theres not much leg room for tall people."
Pros: "The flights were on time. You get to try a local North West beer or glass of wine. And you can ship a case of wine free."
Pros: "Plane was on time flight was really good up and down from Sacramento to Portland on the way up. The pilot set down just a little rough but we made it light. Plane was on time flight was really good up and down from Sacramento to Portland."
Cons: "On the way from Sacramento to Portland the pilot landed a little rough but it's a prop job what do you want."
Pros: "Traveling alone - upgraded to first class - I was wearing a boot for a broken metatarsal bone, so it was awesome to have more room/comfort!"
Cons: "$25 per checked bag then you offer people a chance to check them for free? now that I have been hoodwinked out of money, I'll know how to play the game"
Cons: "Snack two slim cookie wafers. Would prefer choice of salty or sweet snack that is slightly larger than those offered."
Pros: "Loved the legroom! On a more serious note, there was a medical crises in First Class, and a badly behaved young woman under the influence. Both situations were handled quietly and professionally."
Pros: "The crew was very friendly and helpful to peoples needs/questions."
Cons: "We sat on the plane for 1 hour and 30 minutes after boarding because of a lavatory servicing that ended up not being fixed. The rear lavatory was closed down for the flight."
Pros: "After custom, I put my check-in luggages to connecting flight conveyer, I was told to go to gate without boarding pass. I was concerned about availability of seat. I was waiting more than 1 hour at gate but no crew showed up. It was about 1 hour before scheduled flight to Sacramento. So I asked nearby crew again, I was told then to go to Alaska Airline customer service. The crew was very helpful to give me a boarding pass there."
Cons: "Holding a plane for 20 minutes for flight attendants to show up. The flight was only 1.5 hours, we didn't really need flight attendants. On top of that, flight attendant Angel was pretty rude, told another flight attendant that she should make people wait when trying to get back to their seat and the drink cart is in the aisle. Ended up paying for in flight wifi to tell them my flight was late. Overal this was an awful flight."
Pros: "I liked the direct flight."
Cons: "We returned to Sacramento, and my bag was "lost". The bag attendant suggested it was hung up on the belt. Our neighbors had to circle the airport while we dealt with her. We went home without my bag. Thirty minutes after we were home, the bag attendant called and said they had my bag. We returned to the airport to pick it up because they could/would not guarantee that it would be delivered safely. The attendant said that it was there on another belt. NOT, because I actually checked before we left. Then, she didn't want to give us the Measly $50 voucher. Ugh, still upset a week later."
Pros: "Her flight in to Seattle from Sacramento went very smoothly."
Cons: "She missed her flight after several Alaska Airlines employees directed her to wrong lines to check her bags, she does not have a credit card so she just wanted to pay cash but no one seemed to know how to help her for over an hour. Just really put a damper on a Birthday trip to visit me."
Pros: "The entertainment portion was very nice easy to navigate. The staff was attentive and the food was ok and plentiful."
Cons: "The staff did not speak very good English and certainly lacked any smiles. Both flights where late arriving. Bathrooms half way through definitely needed to be cleaned."
Pros: "It was a great flight. The attendants were great. The captive was informative."
Cons: "They needed a little more space in the seats and the Isle could be a bit wider also. When the carts were going threw it did limit the restrooms. But overall it was a great experience."
Pros: "Cheerful staff."
Cons: "No pillows or blankets available. Not enough communication about turbulence."
Pros: "Everything was quick and easy, both flights were on time (I had a layover), staff was very friendly, and had great complimentary services."
Cons: "Nothing I can think of."
Cons: "I didn't take this flight because I ended up needing to go to Redmond, OR instead. it was cheaper to keep this flight and purchase a separate ticket for the new leg than to cancel this leg and add the other one."
Pros: "On the ground ..TSA said I needed a new boarding pass..3 kiosck wouldn't. Work. Friendly re sent me to Alaska desk where they printed me a new boarding pass but when I went to TSA. I had no passport. Sooooo..back to t he Alaska desk and a wonderful rep named Diane helped me hunt through all my "stuff"...then began talking to all reps helping process passengers. She never gave up. And found my passport at the desk that had made me a new boarding pass. I was so upset I couldn't think straight but she did!, many thanks to this kind lady."
"Boarding was smooth. I took a backpack as a personal item, no big drama there. The crew was pleasant and respectful. The flight was smooth, reached out destination 1 hr early. Will fly frontier again."
"On time …uneventful Works for me"
"Selling seats to make a bit more profit for airlines has turned into a nightmare for those of us not willing to pay extra fees, this flight was packed at the back of the plane leaving full rows of seats empty and unavailable, horrible practice during a pandemic. Is it really worth it to spread such ill will? And not even one ounce of complimentary water. No thanks done with Frontier and fee based flying."
"Add some onboard entertainment or wifi. Give at least water and a simple snack for free."
"Our flight kept getting delayed."
Cons: "The only negative was the weather!"
Pros: "They gave us the emergency row with more space which we liked!"
Cons: "Boarding process could have been better. I felt I was poorly informed of the technical issues and would have liked a better understanding of what was going on. Boarding and then having to deplane right before departure due to a tire inspection fail was unnecessary. I feel as though the inspection should have happened prior to boarding."
Pros: "Amazing it took an international pandemic to finally convince airlines to board from the back front."
Cons: "Horrible organisation. They steal from customers."
Pros: "Fastest security check I’ve ever had! Uneventful boarding. Flight was fine."
Cons: "Seats are built like metal military jump seats-pretty uncomfortable."
Pros: "The crew was friendly enough and the flight left on time."
Cons: "The seats were probably the most uncomfortable thing ever but it's a get what you pay for situation. It's tolerable for a short flight at a cheaper price. The only really intolerable thing was towards the end the push the frontier credit card on you over the speaker."
Cons: "Check in desk was not open until 9am. Less than 2 hours before takeoff on busiest travel day of the year."
Cons: "Flight was cancelled due to mechanical issues. No help was offered other than rebooking on a flight that didn’t get me to my destination until the next day and included an overnight stay at a hub airport with no hotel voucher. When told that was unacceptable I was handed a piece of paper listing two “Options” from Frontier. Both options involved going to a website and filling out forms. One for cancellation and $500 in travel vouchers which, after filling out the form and submitting returned with a message that the website was closed. Option 2 was to try to rebook which led to a dead end. I finally called Frontier directly and spent over 45 minutes getting everything straightened out. Now I have vouchers that have to be used by January 1, 2019."
Pros: "Flight was shorter than planned, that’s always a treat. No delays or hiccups."
Cons: "Two of the crew in the back were very unprofessional. Sarcastic, immature and I heard way too much of their personal conversation and I had head phones on"
Pros: "Smooth flight. On time."
Cons: "Very tight seating. Seat trays were the size of an iPhone. Seats didn’t recline. 30 rows with 6 per row. Had to pay for pop, water, and coffee."
Cons: "My flight was diverted due to mechanical issues, we had to be bussed to my connecting city causing me to miss my connection. No offer of vouchers or food coupons. No more flights to my final destination, had to book thru another airline. This is absolutely unacceptable!"
Pros: "The seats we had were spacious"
Cons: "I guess I don’t understand, what I pay my fare for if I have to pay a separate fee for seat. The fare should include the seat. Then to charge you an arm and a leg for your luggage. I will never ever fly frontier again"
Cons: "Second time in a row we've waited in excess of 30 min for luggage at the carousel"
Pros: "Thought I was getting an awesome price but then when chkd in i had to pay for my seat, pay to take a bag & if I wanted a drink I would have to pay for that too. Staff was very cordial."
Cons: "Having to pay separately for a seat, chkd a bag cost & have to pay for a treat."
Pros: "Attendants were very nice"
Cons: "No leg room and need more food, boarding took quite a while and got out seat placements wrong twice"
Pros: "I liked the ticket agent in Denver who fixed my incorrectly printed boarding pass."
Cons: "Flight was over 2 hours late. Missed my scheduled flight in Denver, did get on a later flight that night, but got in very late. Ticket agent at the desk before I left MSP took my boarding pass for flight from Denver to SLC, not sure if he listed me on the wrong flight out of Denver or if the agent at the desk in Denver printed the wrong boarding pass. A SLC and Las Vegas flight were at neighboring gates when I realized something was wrong. I'd been printed a boarding pass for the flight to Las Vegas instead of SLC. Glad I noticed it before the last flight to SLC left. Was suffering at the time with a bout of diverticulitis, the straight up and down, nonreclining seats were horrific for me."
Cons: "The seats are the most uncomfortable seats that I have ever experienced on an airplane and I have flown with dozens of airlines in 35 coutries."
Cons: "Packed in like sardines, Frontier has replaced their seats with glorified folding chairs that do not recline and offer a fold down table smaller than a table napkin. Rows have been shifted so there is less room than before! Impossible! No beverages, even water, unless you pay. No food unless you pay. After airfare we than had to pay $17 a seat per person each way to select a seat. (Wasn't that what airfare is, buying a seat?) My 56,000 saved miles have disappeared from the Frequent flyer program with no warning so now I have no reason to Fly Frontier. And won't."
Pros: "I liked the fact that I was FINALLY able to fly from MSP to Denver. My flight was cancelled due to the weather. The woman at check-in was very, very good as far as being able to handle a lot of cranky passengers. She kept a positive attitude and was able to book me on a flight 2 days later. Kudos to her."
Cons: "No compensation was offered. NONE. This lay over was expensive (two nights in a motel plus food). You didn't even offer me a drink of water while I stood in long lines getting to the check-in counter and then waiting to make arrangement at a motel. I know the weather is out of your control, but couldn't you at least try to make your patrons comfortable after they have been on the road in sub-zero weather, in the snow trying to make their flight??? Enuf said. I will likely not fly with you again."
Cons: "I got to airport and flight was cancelled.. frontier couldn't get me on a plane for another 4 days.. I ended having to rent a car and drive the 13 hours to Denver from Minneapolis.. frontier will never get money from me again"
Cons: "Flight delayed forcing Ll to stand on line trying to see about the connection. No updates or info given. No frontier flights available for 3 days and stranded. Had to book another airline to get home."
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "They neglected to completely drain the potable water tank and lines which subsequently froze and required thawing out resulting in a 1:30 delay."
Pros: "Price of flight"
Cons: "When I went to sit down in my middle seat there was two larger women on either side of me. If I was any bigger, I am a 5' 4" 110 lb woman mind you, I would not have fit in between these women. If you keep shrinking your seats, no one will fly with you. In the future, I will be booking my flights further in advance with an airline that has seats to accommodate someone who is the size of a full sized man or woman."
Cons: "The check in counter wasn't opened or staffed until 8:25am when our flight was at 10:10am. The line was incredibly long because of this. The staff was very unfriendly and they were not helpful at all."
Cons: "I felt duped. I chose Frontier because of the competitive rate for the flight fee. I had NO idea I was going to be asked to pay $60 for my carry-on bag at the gate! and THEN be required to pay again for a simple drink and snack on the airplane. I understand charging for upgraded options of more expensive drinks and larger snack items and additional baggage, but whatever happened to including the basic courtesies in the cost of the flight!? Again, I felt duped! I will not be choosing Frontier again in the future unless these things change. And, oh my gosh, sitting within 3 rows of the lavatory was extremely uncomfortable to the nose the entire flight! Surely there are better ways of de-odorizing!"
Pros: "Seats were ok. Drinks on plane weren't too overpriced."
Cons: "You get what you pay for as they say. Crew was unprofessional, rude, didn't even tell me which way my gate was I had to turn back around and ask. All they were doing was BSing with each other and laughing. Pilot took forever to even take off, we literally drove around on the ground going like 10 mph for about 15-20 minutes, and because we didn't take off when we were supposed to I assume is why our flight got delayed an hour! Never have had a delayed flight until frontier. Then to make matters worse, I checked my bag and they put it on the wrong belt I literally waited for my one suitcase for about 45 minutes! Like wtf get your situation together. Not to mention the $30 1st bag fee at least sun country gives you that."
Cons: "Using Kayak, the price of the flight looked good. After booking, we found out that Frontier wants $35 per checked bag and $40 per carry on and $11 per seat to choose your seat. This made Frontier only a couple bucks cheaper than Delta that had a much better schedule. Live and learn."
Pros: "It showed on time all he time and few minutes before boarding it was canceled. It was canceled because flight coming from different city was not able to make. They knew that but kept & the customers waiting till last minute and there was no attended at the gate. So one needs to exit the security, go to the counter, wait in line for more than 30 min to know what happened and they do not have any other flight to till next day."
Cons: "There is nothing to like, I would not even rate 1 star, since there is no option of 0 star."
Pros: "Reliability of airline and planes Friendly Staff affordability"
Cons: "Not much room between seats."
Cons: "Seats are rock hard and finding gate for frontier airlines takes for ever"
Pros: "Nice newer airplane Hidden fees not so friendly"
Cons: "They charge me $50 for a seat at check-in They charged me $40 to carry-on one bag at check in They charge for all refreshments and snacks. The only thing that was complementary was a small glass of water. One of the flight attendants asked me if I would be willing to give up my aisle seat that I paid an extra $50 for to take a center seat so a teenage boy could sit by his mother. 99 times out of 100 I would have given the boy my seat. However this was a longer flight and I just had to pay $50 to obtain my aisle seat. When I tried to nicely explain that I just paid extra money to get this I'll seat the flight attendants response was " well he had to pay $50 for that center seat also, so it's basically the same seat". I replied no actually that is a center seat and I'm sitting in an aisle seat so they are different. After I declined to change my seat the flight attendant gave me major attitude about it and went off and informed the other flight attendants that I would not change seats. All of the flight attendants gave me the stink eye the rest of the trip, treated me rudely, & and ignored me as much as possible. I've been flying for my profession for 13 years and this was the most unprofessional crew I've ever seen. This is my one and only complaint about a flight in 13 years of many many flights. I will try very hard not to fly with Frontier ever again."
Pros: "Had a medical emergency."
Cons: "Frontier refused to change my flight/reimburse for missed travel due to medical situation"
Pros: "Crew was considerate and offered updates as we waited. We were given a lunch voucher and $100 voucher for a future trip -- on frontier and within 3 months. Fortunately for me, I did not have a connection and the person I was meeting in Orlando was also delayed 4 hours from a different location . So I was only moderately inconvenienced. Ordinarily this would have been a very costly event. This is my 2nd trip on the same flight within one month. Non-stop and times are great. First trip was on schedule and solid. Very friendly staff. Planes seemed new, cean, and safe, but not very comfortable (seats did not recline!?)"
Cons: "Delayed for 4 hours. We all boarded the plane before being told there was a problem, so then everyone had to de-plane and wait near gate for more information. Arrived Orlando too late to drive to destination. Wasted a day of car rental. Must use $100 voucher within 90 days."
Cons: "Seat were very hard and small. Tray table was smaller than the size of an iPad mini. I was angry when I told I had to pay for my carry on, ridiculous. Drinks were not complimentary. Absolutely no leg room. Very uncomfortable for me as I'm 6 foot. Very disappointed."
Pros: "Only redeeming thing was the ONE girl working to reschedule our flight and coordinate our hotel. She was clearly overworked but still was polite."
Cons: "Terrible communication. Terrible organization."
Pros: "The drinks. The quick boarding. The passengers."
Cons: "Not very friendly male flight attendant. Poorly put together female flight attendant. Being charged for carry ons."
Cons: "I am upset that I was asked to pay MORE at check-in for my seat, that the upcharges have now included anything over a glass of water. I agree we do not need a food service, however, nickel and diming us for every possible bag, drink and now even the seats is ridiculous. I fly to Denver often, I will NOT be flying frontier again. And I have been telling others about this policy of charging for everything including a seat I have already paid for."
Pros: "The desk staff and pilot were awesome. Very sympathetic, attentive, and personable throughout the entire long day. They all deserve TOP recognition!!!"
Cons: "Due to a winter storm, our flight was on hold for 8 hours. We were told all day to "stay with the plane", but in the end our flight was being used to fly the next day 5:30 passengers and we would not have a flight. So we waited all day, patiently, courteously and were left hanging. I was stranded 2 hours from home and wouldn't have a flight out for 4 days. Since I would have had to return the 5th day, I had no choice but to take the shuttle back home. Even the pilot and desk staff assumed we would be flown out in the morning. Frontier seriously needs to work on customer service when it comes to interrupted flights. We, who had been disrupted all day should have been placed on that morning flight. The 5:30 booking should have been delayed due to the circumstances."
Pros: "The flight attendants gossiping about the other crew!"
Cons: "Having to pay for seats, mobile check in that kept thing me I hadn't paid for the seat, having to pay for a bag at one price at check in and a different price at the airport (it goes to the same place people), having to pay for your carry on, really?!!!?, having to pay for a pitifull snack, pay for a soda (surprised you don't have to pay to use the toilets!) And could you get any meaner flight attendants. The poor guy next to me seat didn't work and she practically bounced him off the plane cause he couldn't get his seat back in an upright position. what we thought was a great ticket price ended up being more than Delta!"
Cons: "There was a 6 hour delay in the flight. The seats are uncomfortable. You have to pay for everything. Not a good deal at all. The basic price is misleading as there is an extra charge for everything."
Pros: "The emailed me that my flight was cancelled"
Cons: "The representative on the phone did not care at all that my flight was cancelled, the tone of their voice almost made it seem like it was a good thing. They couldn't even reschedule me. I had to cancel and pay for another ticket elsewhere, not to mention how vague they were with if I'll get my money back. They should tech their people empathy, for situations like this that would at least bring a little comfort.This was a terrible experience."
Pros: "Crew was excellent ... both cabin crew and pilots."
Cons: "Small confines."
"Took over 1hr to get off the tarmac late at night doesn’t make any sense. Never dealt with this for this long before on any plane. Terrible coordination. Don’t understand why we can’t use another gate"
Pros: "Crew, snack options, and pilots are amazing."
Cons: "T-Bone Porterhouse steaks as snack options... on board chef"
Pros: "Crew was amazing 👏 🙌 😍 ❤ and checking in where nice super helpful"
Pros: "Got in early!"
Cons: "Flight was packed!"
Pros: "The crew did a good job for a short flight."
Cons: "I’ve been in uncomfortable seats before on other airlines. However I’ve never been in seats that didn’t recline at least a small degree. When they say Budget airline, they mean it. The plane literally felt like it was going to fall apart on takeoff and landing. Rattling from multiple Compartments and the worst whining of the engine I’ve ever heard. It was a bit unsettling as well as unnecessary. If the mechanics can’t quiet things down and tighten the compartments to stop things from making that much racket then Spirit needs to take the plane out of commission. Not a smooth quiet flight for sure. It would be hard to recommend Spirit airlines to anyone."
Pros: "Crew moved me because I have a service animal. Then offered the guy they moved compensation for moving him. But not me. Huh."
Cons: "Anything. Everything. Spirit sucks."
Pros: "Flight from MSP to PHX was delayed an hour, which messed up our transportation down there. Minimal word was given, at time of boarding they then delayed 30 min, then when that time expired they added another 30. VERY UNORGINIZED, and unprofessional. Terrible service, terrible airline, don't be tricked by 5% cheaper fairs... they suck!"
Cons: "They canceled our flight home from PHX to MSP, they blamed weather in DFW, which is bull, there were many other airlines flying out of DFW that morning. Because they blamed weather, there was no compensation for screwed up schedules. The next available flight was 2.5 DAYS later!! no other options, it was ridiculous... they were no help to get rebooked on another airline, or even driving to another airport... horrible all around. We ended up driving to Mesa Gateway, flying Alegiant Air to Fargo, renting a car, driving 5.5 hours back to MSP to get our car, then 2.5 hours home again. But it's all good, Spirit refunded that leg of our fare... $220... we spent over $750 to get home by 1am, when we should have been there by early afternoon. DONT EVER FLY SPIRIT - THEY'RE THE WORST..."
Pros: "The flight attendants and gate attendants were funny, honest and helpful."
Cons: "Spirit had many cancelled flights while I was in Las Vegas. Mine was one. They said it was weather related and therefore couldn't accommodate hotels. Well, every other airline was able to get out. I think there was a staffing issue and management didn't want to actually provide decent service to their customers. I was stuck I. The airport over night with a 3 month old. It was awful. Then my next flight, a sink broke and was spewing water all down the aisle so we had to delay the flight and we're deplaned. Not impressed and won't fly with them again. After all said and done, I don't think it saved me any money."
Pros: "When purchasing the ticket they were Very upfront about alerting you to possible baggage restrictions and fees for ANY carryon aside from one small item. I was only traveling overnight so I was able to carefully pack in one very small "personal item" sized backpack. If I hadn't carefully checked their website I would have had to pay $55 for a regular small carry on and far more for checking a suitcase. Most people had similar small personal bags. I was astonished when a woman showed up with a huge rolling suitcase and large carryon. I hoped she was traveling for a month to justify the fees she would incur!!"
Cons: "What they don't tell you up front is you have to pay $23 per person per flight if you want to pick your seat to insure you sit next to the person you're traveling with. I was flying wirh my boyfriend so of course I wanted to sit next to him for the 2 1/2 flights but didn't want to pay $100 for the privilege. We rolled the dice and we're luckily assigned seats together. Not the case for several other people flying together. They also don't tell you, until it's time to print your boarding pass, that if you can't download the boarding pass by smartphone or print at home it costs $10 to print at the kiosk. I had to scramble ro get it printed because the code doesn't show up on an android phone. Again, we got lucky because my boyfriend has an iPhone and could download and print screen our boarding passes. We weren't surprised at all that all food and beverages (yes, water included) had costs associated but thats become fairly standard in the industry now. Overall it was a pleasant flight, the flight attendants were efficient and helpful and we arrived right on schedule."
Cons: "Baggage fees are so high that I would rule out flying Spirit in the future."
Pros: "Boarding went smoothly. Flights departed on time. Flight crew was very friendly."
Cons: "Arrival: Both flights arrived on time, BUT the plane remained on the runway for extended periods to await a gate. I know delays happen, but to wait on two out of two fights isn't a good average... Seats: I'm very small, and was very glad in these seats. I found the seats quite uncomfortable because they don't recline at all! Food/Beverage: Nothing is provided - not even water. Baggage Check: When making reservations, $30/bag to check didn't seem too bad. However, when pre-registering my luggage, in order to receive the $30/bag rate, I would have needed to spend $50 additional for a membership. I don't fly enough to make that worthwhile."
Pros: "Absolutely nothing"
Cons: "The fact you lied about baggage fees, the fact your airline took it upon them selves to chance the standard size and weight of a carry on bag, the fact they charge you a "convience" fee for carrying your own bag. It's actually cheaper to have the airline handle your luggage than for you to carry it. The fact luggage fees seem to randomly change. I was charged 45$ for my bag on the outbound flight but for some reason I was charged 57 for the same bag for the return flight. Had I been made fully aware of all these charges I would have been able to save money while flying on a real airline."
Pros: "I had very low expectations of Spirit Airlines... from their reputation and things I read online. But my family and I had a GREAT experience yesterday. Our bag check process went smoothly and the staff was very courteous. Everything went smoothly for boarding and my husband, my son and I all sat together in the same row. Everything couldn't have went smoother and i really wondered what all the fuss was about Spirit airlines??? We had a really great experience and would do it again. Can't beat the price, even if you pay to check a couple of bags ahead of time."
Cons: "I did not like the fact that I paid my ticket 2months in advance, and when I got to the airport 2hrs early, I was told that I was late and the plane was already full. How can it be full when I had a two months reservation? It seems like they sell the same seat to more than 10 people and then they gamble on the first person to sit in it. How can a company that is run by a human being be so greedy? I have learned my lesson. There were 4 more people who the same problem as I. When I called Customer services, i was told that there is nothing that They could for me because they are not at the Airport with. I asked if they could put me in another flight and they refused saying that I have to buy another ticket. What I do not get is why Spirit is still in business? Someone warned me about them, but I thought that maybe it was that one time, but I was disappointed big time. My sister lost a baggage with spirit 2 years ago and they never helped. Spirits have lost me as Customer and I am sure that I will not be the only one. They make their tickets cheaper to lure people into buying them, then they still their money without even thinking about humanity. I had to buy another ticket and I am flying tomorrow. Worse company ever. They do not deserve to be working with people. People should never trust Spirits, it is beyond the worse."
Cons: "Did not like that it feels like a bait/switch to shop for flights, then highly up charged for things that should be included. Like being charged to check in... Isn't that covered when a ticket is purchased?? I purchased through Kayak and find out later that we can save money by doing everything ourselves online or at kiosk. Then watch all staff sit around and socialize while we over pay. Why have a staff at all? I had to pay to sit in exit seat then asked to assist in emergency. If occupying those seats... Why do we have to pay extra? I guess not what I had in mind. I will choose different airline next time. I paid more to fly my bags than it cost to fly myself. Don't understand!"
Cons: "Being charged for baggage"
Pros: "Wouldn't know that wouldn't even let me print my ticket."
Cons: "How when I waited in line and ended up only being 40 minutes early rather than 45 they wouldn't even pull up my reservation, which I had already checked in online too, just needed a printed ticket. Instead when I mentioned where I was going he just remarked too bad it's too late you needed to be here earlier I can't help you and proceeded to the next customer completely ignoring me. I guess being a paying customer gets you no where with this company. Now I see why everyone hates them. I used to stand up for them but I guess it was only a matter of time before being subjected to their terrible business practices."
Pros: "Fast boarding."
Cons: "The airline didn't allow me to print my boarding pass until 8:30 pm on the night before my scheduled 8:38 am departure. At that time the fliglht departure time was delayed. In the morning the flight was delayed again. Fortunately I had a three hour layover in Atlanta, so the delays only meant less of a layover. The seats were uncomfortable. It was a clear day without many clouds, but somehow the pilots on both of my flights weren't able to hold the planes steady during the takeoffs, climbing to altitude, and approaches for landings. The planes were wobbling a lot---like they were no longer on smooth automatic pilot."
Cons: "Spirit cancelled on me last minute and would not put me on another airline to get to Minnesota. It was a terrible experience and I have no interest flying with them ever again. After speaking to a counter agent, I called them and they couldn't get me on anything to get to Minnesota that day, which is when I absolutely had to be there in order to get my work done. It was a huge waste of my time and resources. Sure, I got my ticket price back - only after arguing with them that the reason that I should get my full ticket back (instead of just the leg to Minnesota) is because THEY cancelled on ME."
Pros: "Nothing. If this airline lasts a year I will be surprised."
Cons: "Pricing is deceptive as any assigned seat costs extra. Boarding is a mess. I think they sell group 2 boarding as an extra but let group 2and 3 board together. Aisle, window and middle seats board together so people are constantly clogging aisles during boarding to let people into middle and window seats. As a result the policies that reduce carry-ons don't speed up boarding. They do clog up the departure lounge as people who haven't paid for a carry-on are pulled aside for a charge that makes their total flight cost the same as a carrier with the usual, albeit slim, amenities of most domestic airlines.This flight was hours late as was the other leg of this trip. Seats do not recline, at all. Some seat backs are just a layer of fabric, so if someone puts a knee or foot forward you get a real jab."
Pros: "Flight attendant was nice."
Cons: "We had to wait for a gate for 45 minutes. Also, it took forever to load the plane and then we sat on runwary forever."
Cons: "flight attendant did not make the person in front of me put their seatback up for takeoff or landing, and I was the row before emergency row so it was hard to get in the seat or out! The 3-4 minute sales pitch for a credit card was over the top after being nickel and dimed for everything from boarding priority, seat selection, and bags. Spirit should not be listed with other airlines on flight services such as Kayak because of their hidden fees, and charging for carry on items. You should not have to sign up for their frequent flyer program in order to print a boarding pass."
Pros: "I like that the weather was nice"
Cons: "I didn't like that I paid a lot more for my bags, almost $150 for 2 bags to check inn, just to get to Minneapolis and another $150 to get back and plus they was rude when I got in the airplane cause my seat belt wasn't on right, well I'm not a small guy, they was gonna charge me $5 to rent me an seatbelt adapter made me very uncomfortable in front of all people in the plane, so on my way back home I bought another ticket for south west one way trip, but I would NEVER EVER RECOMMEND SPIRIT AIRLINES TO NO ONE,"
Pros: "Prices were good. All of the crew was great and professional and friendly except Cindy."
Cons: "No effort to get me on flight which I suspect was delayed. $5.00 credit with Spirit not applied to new flight as promised. 2 hrs. 34 mins on a stopped plane no fun. A few minutes more and, by law, we would have been de-planed. Nobody likes long hours on a stopped plane. Flight attendant Cindy is a problem waiting to happen. She seemed to have an authority issue. She instructed us to remain on carpet and out of galley-flight attendant area she said. I did that and she still asked me and another passenger to move. "Standing near my doorway scares me" she said. I also heard her reprimand mothers with children very un-professionally. Not very nice table manners."
Pros: "The boarding and seats were okay, it's a no frills flight."
Cons: "The fact that kayak cost me 40 dollars in baggage fees I would have SAVED if they would have the option to add baggage when booking. VERY upset and won't use Kayak again."
Pros: "Our flight was delayed and then cancelled. There was one woman who was helpful in customer service when I arrived at the airport. I explained that I had to change my flight recently and am 6.5 months pregnant. Because my travel was booked within 7 days of the original flight, I was charged a $90 fee to make the change even though I made the change within 2 hours of booking. I was not reimbursed the difference of the flights. I was instead given a voucher to use within 60 days for the difference minus the $90 fee. I sent to online requests to customer service requesting contact because I am pregnant and will likely not be up for travel for several months. I got no response. The customer service rep who helped my friend and I book a replacement flight when our flight was cancelled was great and did his best with a sense of humor. It was obvious all of the staff did their best but were honest about the limits they had in being helpful: we waited in flux for an hour to find out if the cancellation was confirmed after being delayed for several hours. It was made clear that the replacement flight had to be within the range of the cost of the original ticket. Spirit ticket costs are completely misleading because of fees added for carry on bags, printing a ticket, water on the plane, etc. People tried their best but the set up including the website feel like an intentional scam."
Pros: "It is cheap, if you can make it stay that way. I'm getting used to the middle seat. The snacks I brought with me were great."
Cons: "This flight: -Pilots were delayed, plane left 50 min after scheduled time. -While we waited the cabin was pretty hot and uncomfortable which made no sense considering the outside temp was in the 60s Every flight: -The really loud /long credit card advertisement announcements -the seat in front of you is about an inch too close unless you pay extra, then you have almost too much -they keep fares low by sticking it to people that can't keep track of all the little rules to avoid fees. Luckily I made it past the traps. -I don't like that they are further decreasing the allowed size for free personal item starting in a few months, seems like an unnecessary measure to stick more people with last minute bag fees. -The website is not great, I have only flown spirit about 5 times and I have had the website crash while trying to check in at least 3 time. At two check-in's per flight, that's a 30% failure rate. and then there's more ads, yay my favorite..."
Cons: "$100 extra for luggage"
Cons: "This shouldn't be under a cheap category. Considering that I had a carry on, I ended up paying and additional $120 for baggage. On my return flight I sat next to someone who for sure was on some sort of methamphetamine or heavy upper and could not sit still for a moment. or stop scratching herself. There is no phone line at all that gets you to a human to speak to... at all! So asking for specific flight details was impossible. To get a bottle of water on a 5.5 hour flight was $3 which is inappropriate. The seats do not recline and are small. If you do not pay for you carry on a head of time they will charge you $100 which is basically robbery. I will never fly spirit ever again."
Pros: "The crew and airline worked with me."
Cons: "This was a quick turn around trip for me, just taking my son home from his summer visit. My flight in was delayed as was my flight out. When I went to collect my ticket the customer service individual said I HAD to use the kiosk. It wouldn't print my ticket causing me to now be pushing it even closer to take off. She ended up having to call and get permission to allow me to have my ticket to proceed to boarding. If she would have helped me to begin with I don't think the extra time for a phone call would have been necessary. I do however thank the attendants and flight managers there that day for helping to ensure I made my flight back home without fail."
Pros: "Got there on time. Luggage arrived at baggage check promptly."
Cons: "Check-in process didn't work on two different kiosks, even with assistance from agent. Hard to understand policies on paying for luggage; probably more expensive than with a full-service airline. Counter agent hard to understand (broken English). Boarding pass in two parts came apart but needed both parts for TSA security. No ability to use TSA Pre-Check made wait much longer. Extremely limited room between rows."
Cons: "I picked Spirit because it was the cheapest. You get what you pay for. Keep in mind when you choose Spirit, you will have to pay for your carry on that is not your personal item, pay if you want to pick your seat, and pay if you have the person at the counter print your ticket. Spirit also cancelled our flight. We spent about an hour on the phone with Spirit and said that they booked me on another flight. When I went to check in, they didn't have a reservation for me. It was such a cluster. I will pay the extra money to not fly Spirit."
Cons: "I checked in online the night before, but did not print my boarding pass. When going to check bags, I waited in line only to find out at the counter that I have to print my boarding pass at a kiosk - if they do it for you they will, of course, charge you. Ridiculous. When I went to print the boarding pass, I got charged again - apparently it did not go through the night before for some reason although I was never alerted. So I was charged more now for paying at the airport vs. night before. Not to mention, two charges showed on my account."
Cons: "I called 10 days before my flight to cancel it due to a death in the family. I was told someone from management would call me within 5 day about the matter. I never heard back so I called the day before my flight and I was told once again that someone from management would call me within 5 days. They apologized that no one ever called me the first time. It's been 13 days since that last phone call and I still haven't heard back. Three tickets down the drain and no one ever called me back so I could at least pay the cancellation fee to get credit for another future flight. Horrible customer service!"
Cons: "I didn't like the charge for my "carry-on", that fit in the bin that stated, "if it fits, it's free" Wasn't free, $65 on the way to Minn. and $55 on the way back to LA. I also think your flight attendants talk way too much over the intercom. I get if you are trying to push your credit card, but I didn't need to hear about it for what seemed like 15 minutes. For people on such an early flight who would probably like to catch up on some sleep a little more quiet would have been nice. Also I think someone can spent max $10 at a hardware store and purchase something to place on the restroom doors so that they don't need to slam so much. I guess that's the price you pay for sitting in the a last row by the restrooms. **I think those seats rates should be cheaper. But probably never booking with Spirit ever again"
Cons: "A concerning loud beep/alarm sound went off twice during the flight, and passengers were agitated and very worried. Everyone was looking around, wondering what the sound meant. Crew walked up and down the aisle multiple times avoiding eye contact with people, and at no point during the flight gave passengers any reassurance that the sound was fine/expected. Seriously?"
Cons: "The extreme restrictions on luggage are very hard to deal with, and during the flight there are constant announcements for drinks and snacks for sale. Considering the base rate for a flight is only a little less than other airlines, and if you decide to pay for a reasonably-sized suitcase it's actually more expensive than other airlines, it doesn't make a lot of sense to fly with Spirit. It also feels like they're doing you a favor for even letting you on the plane, rather than grateful for your business. The entire Spirit experience drives me up a wall."
Cons: "The $30 up charge and no cash policy was obnoxious and exceptionally inconvenient. It cost me $47 to check 1 bag. I had to put money on a pay card. The pay card itself cost $5 which caused me to have to out $60 on the card to cover the cost of 1 bag. On top of that, the machine took my money only to tell me that it was out of cards. It turned into a bit of a wild goose chase. The people at the spirit counter took care of it but ended up giving me a blank card after it was all said and done and lost out of my $8 in change."
Cons: "The flight attendants were totally unprofessional. After falling asleep during taken off, what sounded like a rowdy brunch with too many mimosas woke me up. It turned out to be four flight attendants hanging out in the rear of the plane chatting very loudly. They were certainly the loudest people on this 6:30 am flight. They were much louder than the three young unattended minor boys on the flight. It sounded like they were having a great time. They were even swapping "funny" stories about passengers from previous flights. I could have slept despite the uncomfortable non-reclining seats on this flight but the flight attendant party made it it impossible. I am sure I was not the only one. Everyone in the back 5 rows was awake. The most unprofessional customer service I have ever experienced. On another note, the spirit website that one must use to check in for free is a pain. The mobile version does not work properly and the password reset link doesnt workl"
Cons: "My flight kept getting delayed, and ultimately cancelled. For some reason Spirit did not feel the need to just let passengers know the status of the aircraft so that they could make other arrangements. I had to fly into a different city, rent a car, and drive home 2 hours (after sitting in an airport with no idea what was going on with my flight for approximately 6 hours). For my troubles? A $50 voucher for an airline I will NEVER fly again. No reimbursement. No nothing. And the kicker? It was entirely on Spirit. It was a maintenance issue. Absolutely horrible."
Pros: "That it didn't crash. Although that would have spared me the return ride on Spirit airlines."
Cons: "I'm not even sure where to start. Both of my flights were delayed with no explanation. Airport terminal and airplane were filthy. It literally spelled like diapers and bad cologne. There were extra charges for every possible thing, including reserving a seat and checking in at the airport. If I had known this I would have flown another airline because I ended up spending more money with Spirit. The seats don't recline, and I was told I could get water out of the bathroom sink if I wanted some. The airline crew was making several lewd and inappropriate comments on the return flight, including a male attendant saying he rubbed everyones pens down his pants. All around horrible."
Pros: "I had the big comfy seat in the front, always a great value. However if you are reading this and thinking about trying the big seat then I say, the seats suck. You should save your money and stay in the back. Wouldn't want everybody trying to set in the big seats so next time I fly they would already be talen. If I can keep it a secret there is a better chance of my getting one on my next flight."
Pros: "When I called, the agent stayed with me until the problem was resolved."
Cons: "I was not offered the chance to buy checked bags when I purchased my ticket (that I recall, anyway), which is the cheapest time to do so. When I later tried to buy bags online (necessary because of surcharges if you wait until check-in), the Spirit site didn't work (three tries with two different credit cards). I called Spirit, and after a fair amount of time on the phone with the (courteous) agent, he had me try again, and the site finally worked."
Pros: "The staff for the most part was friendly."
Cons: "I am so upset by my trip with Spirit. This was my first time flying with them and I will NEVER do it again. I rather drive my 12 hour trip. They hit me with a $52 fee at check in to take a carry-on and the first lady I spoke with said it was my fault for not booking with them and checking their policies and that's what I get for booking with a 3rd party. Also, she told me that most people don't fly with carry-on's just a bookbag or purse - which looking around was obviously not true. The whole line of people was outraged at this new policy. Since I only had cash on me for my trip I had to pay and extra $5 to get it onto a visa gift card because they don't take cash. On the plane they argued with the woman behind me that they couldn't even give her water without charging her like $4. Nothing is free. Nothing is comfortable. No entertainment - not even radio to plug your headphones into. They told me if I booked my carry-on online it would only be $25 instead of $57. So I tried to do so about 5 times while on my trip and it kept saying they would send me a confirmation to set up my account. Which never came. I followed all instructions and I tried different emails to make sure that wasn't the problem. I ended up leaving my carry-on with my parents and shoving everything I could into a large purse. in the end flying with Spirit was MORE EXPENSIVE than the other airlines I looked into. I wish I could go back and not learn that painful lesson. Thank you Kayak for the ease of booking my flight."
Cons: "Flight was cancelled, due to maintenance issue. spent all day in the airport, flight was scheduled to leave at 10am found out at. 3pm that is was cancelled, staff was very rude, gave us a card to call spirit to rebook. When called the agent couldn't help for an hr due to a system update and asked me to call back in a hr and to keep trying number. No one in the airport was willing or able to help to rebook. Conflicting information was given by the gate, check in desk and the agent on the phone. We received a $7 food voucher after waiting inline 2 hrs for it. And the only options they offered; was to fly to another airport with an 8 hr layover after being in the airport 12 hrs already and catch another flight at 7am. Or to wait two days to get a flight out of ATL. Worst part was the customer service and rude staff. I won't be flying with spirit in the future. Employees stood around instead of helping and had bad attitudes. And no clue as to flight info, or plane status to keep us updated."
Pros: "The crew seemed friendly, and the baggage arrived at the carousel very quickly."
Cons: "Spirit isn't clear about their fees. It would have been nice to know baggage is cheapest when paid for at the time of buying the ticket, and gets increasingly more expensive throughout the ticket buying and check in procedure. It's bizarre that you have to pay to have carry on luggage, and it seems like their trying to trick their customers into paying the ridiculous $100 fee at the gate. In addition, I don't like that you have to pay $10 to check in at the airport. Not everyone has access to the internet before their flight, especially low income people who are most likely to fly Spirit, so it seems they are taking advantage of that."
Pros: "I am a disabled veteran and I was forced to wait in security twice for over an hour each time because Spirit doesn't allow you to use your emailed boarding pass like ANY OTHER AIRLINE. I have over 20 flights that I will be taking in the next 4 months and I will not be flying with this airline. I'd like to meet whoever runs this airline and have some words with them on how to run a successful business. Everyone I know knows not to fly Spirit. Now I do too. The price can be beat 9/10 times on in a better airline."
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."
Pros: "I almost swore off Spirit a few years ago, after terrible customer service and unclean planes etc. This trip has made me reconsider. The crew was the best asset. They were entertaining, so pleasant, joking and engaging with customers all while being professional and efficient. Better service than the "premier" airlines that I have recently flown. We were more inclined to order drinks and food onboard because we were in good spirits and felt that we didn't need to wait until touchdown to allow vacation to begin. Thank you for a great experience"
Cons: "flight took off 2 hrs later"
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