Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
|October||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 10% drop in price.|
|December||Most popular time to fly with an average 25% increase in price.|
Average price round-trip
|$788||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
Good deal round-trip
Good deal one-way
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Due to long line @ tsa flight was missed. Extremely upset"
Pros: "Having layovers in other cities so I could get off the plane."
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats, no entertainment, everything is a charge from a basic water to your bags. After 11 hours of traveling, I can confidently say I would never fly this airline again."
Pros: "direct flight"
Cons: "water should be free"
Cons: "Crew from Ft Lauderdale was very unprofessional and were hanging out as a group, laughing nearly the entire flight; they could not even get through an announcement without busting up."
Pros: "Everything it was nice"
Pros: "Very very inexpensive! And the folks were nice!!"
Cons: "The delay but it wasn't their fault!"
Cons: "Charge for the luggage was $52.00 when I could buy on line for carry on for $37.00. On the way back the charge was $59.00 for the same luggage."
Cons: "Imagine an all you can eat buffet for $5 with all the best things like prime rib and king crab legs. The reality sets in when they charge you $55 for a plate and an $25 for a fork to eat with. If you want to drink there is an additional $25 water service fee. If you need to use the bathroom that will cost you an additional $50. Your $5 buffet has now cost you $160. The only difference between the above scenario and my flight was the buffet actually cost $300 to start with before piling on the additional fees. It is the only airline that flies directly to Myrtle Beach from here. I had no zero options otherwise without long layovers. The one redeeming thing about this flight was the crew."
Pros: "Easy to find seat"
Cons: "How crowded the isle is"
Cons: "There was a weird smell in the row I was seated in. Passengers on later flight where excessively drunk and rowdy and this impeded other people from sleeping. My previous spirit flight made me uncomfortable because everyone was drunk in the exit row (which is supposed to respond in case of emergency)."
Pros: "Not the seats"
Cons: "I don't know from which forbidden bowls of the earth Spirit conjured up these forsaken seats, but the wizard who did so much have been through a fresh divorce because these chairs are built from hate and spite. If you get off the plane with out needing to see a chiropractor, Spirit hasn't done their job."
Pros: "The ease of using Uber and flying through the shortest security line EVER? PRICELESS!!"
Pros: "Can't complain when departure and arrival are on time and and all employees were nice. All I could have hoped for."
Cons: "Surprised Spirit doesn't offer any entertainment options..... even if they charge for it. Internet or TV? Don't other airlines make money on that?"
Pros: "I had more leg room than I thought I would. Also the window seats were nice. My personal item fit nicely under the seat in front of me too. Flight attendants were wonderful!"
Cons: "A bottle of water cost $3! Come on man :-/"
Cons: "Seats are terrible"
Cons: "I will never fly with spirit again we never made it to New York and we missed my nephew graduation thanks to you people"
Pros: "TAKE OFF WAS SMOOTH"
Cons: "LANDING WAS ROUGH AND SUDDEN, HEAVY FOOT ON THE BRAKES"
Pros: "Smooth flight, very funny and pleasant crew."
Cons: "$55 for each of us for a carry on bag! Now we will need to do that on the way home too. So it really wasn't a $125 round trip fare it was a $235 per person. I'd rather know that up for and not be out the unplanned money. There were some hidden coats on the cheap car renatal as well."
Pros: "Not one thing. Rude crew, damaged luggage and horribly expensive with having to pay for everything except the air on the plane."
Cons: "The crew was extremely rude. My daughters luggage was severely damaged including the flat iron inside getting broken. The seats are incredibly uncomfortable and you have to pay for everything under the sun. My flight ended up being much more expensive than other carriers but Spirit was the only one that had an available route to meet our cruise ship due to the snow storm."
Cons: "The airlines lied outright to passengers regarding the reason for the 4 hour delay. Reported a ground delay to Laguardia because of ice and snow. It was 43 degrees in NYC!!!! When I pointed that I ought the agent just shrugged. When pressed repeatedly after several hours by various passengers they admitted it was a Spirit Air systems failure. The gate agents were less than helpful and were down right rude when multiple sought information regarding the delay. ( We boarded, pushed off the gate, sat on the tarmac, then were brought back and allowed to leave the plane and wait at the gate) I will never fly with then again."
Pros: "Fast service"
Cons: "Not enough space on the plane. The seats are VERY close together"
Pros: "i pay for luggage $5the5 go and come i have no fun on my trip you are the worst airline ever i)m 60 year old i want my money back1347-7026957 name zennia-"
Cons: "In the first flight there was a hi genial towel at my seat !! Completely discusting The second one was canceled and I was flying back for an emergency to Fort Lauderdale ( home ) hey make me walk and beg for a flight for me to assist the ER for hours and now I am wotjojt working at home and u cannot walk"
Pros: "I liked that the flight was on time and went smooth."
Cons: "I am an average sized person. The seating is very cramped. My knees were pressed up against the seat in front of me, very uncomfortable!! Thank god it was only an hour and a half flight. I thought that the flight attendants were very unfriendly. ANd my cheap flight was not really cheap at all, with all the extras, being one suitcase.... Really 50dollars for one suitcase. Spirit ends up costing more than any other airline and they at least give you a snack and a drink, coffee, tea, water!!!!"
Cons: "The women who helped me seemed as if they didn't care about anything I was saying. They were unwilling to help me. And was very rude. I'll never fly spirit again"
Pros: "Seats are bad"
Pros: "Nothing good to say about the flight"
Pros: "great crew."
Cons: "baggage charges unnessary and not even water is free."
Cons: "I bought these tickets through Kayak, which then directed me to priceline. I had no idea during booking that this airline charges an exorbitant fee for every single courtesy. To carry on a bag is minimum $55 and maximum $100. To check a bag is $50. Please tell me, who flies internationally from Guatemala to Boston WITH NO BAGS?! Additionally, soft drinks, which should be complementary are priced at $3. Their motto is don't pay hidden fees for things you don't use, but tell me, who doesn't want a drink on a 2.5 hour flight? The seats were the skinniest, thinnest, most uncomfortable seats I have ever had the displeasure in sitting in and there were advertisements on the overhead compartments, as if I were riding on the NYC subway. Although when I purchased the seats I selected to have my husband and myself sit next to each other, during check in, they tried to charge an additional $10 to rearrange our incorrectly-ticketed seats, so we could sit together as I had originally hoped. We then had the worst layover experience I've had to date, and I've traveled extensively domestically and to 14 countries, some multiple times. We had a 40-minute layover in Myrtle Beach, where 130 people remained on the plane to continue on to Boston. However, nearly all those passengers had different tickets for the second flight and although we did not deplane, we were expected to move ourselves and our baggage to our secondarily assigned seats. For some reason, for our flight to Boston, my husband and I were separated. I would never have voluntarily chosen to be separated from my husband, and I have no idea how we had seats next to each other for our two previous flights, but then were asked to separate for our third 2-hour flight. How is it possible with modern-day computer technology that we could not just remain in our same seats, when we were remaining on the same plane? This was the worst travel experience I have ever had the displeasure of enduring and I will NEVER give my money to this airline again. This airline is a complete scam with all of its hidden costs, lack of customer service and completely inhumane treatment of its passengers. I strongly warn everyone to stay far away from Spirit Airlines."
Pros: "New plane and on time"
Pros: "The woman at the Spirit check in counter in Myrtle Beach airport was friendly, cheerful and downright fun. She put in a lot of extra effort to get my partner and I seated together. Dark hair, I think her name started with an M, but can't recall exactly. Anyway it was one of the best check in experiences ever, and I've had many."
Cons: "Couldn't seem to pre check in without being forced to sign up for the 9-dollar fare club (which I tried for a year and I can say it's a waste - why wouldn't they just be more realistic - nobody expects to pay that little). Probably missed something but I was doing it on my iPad. Worse is being forced to sit through an intrusive an typically loud 2+ minute long commercial for the Spirit MasterCard on every flight! The blaring PA system is very annoying and interrupts any activity you are attempting. What's worse is the completely misleading claims that the gazillion bonus points you get for signing up right away amount to nearly 4 round trip tickets. I tried it once and quickly found that all of the bonus points didn't even cover a single flight. It's downright false advertising."
Cons: "I got from point A to point B safe but the customer service and organization of the airline was awful. We Ended up paying over $200 for our luggage (my husband and I ) because our luggage was 6 pounds over weight - 3 lbs each. We were fine on the scale at in the line but not at the counter. Under normal circumstances we would have taken some items out and stuck them in our carry on however the lines for spirit were out the door and we had to wait two hours to get through the check in line. Once in the line closer to the counter you could see why the line was moving so slow as there were multiple arguments and issues occurring. When we got to the counter the "manager" was in a screaming match with a customer using profanities and their were numerous children around. Everyone felt very uncomfortable. The only redeeming quality was 2 of the 4 flight attendants were very friendly. Next time we will pay the extra money for another flight where they don't charge you $3 for water or pay more for your luggage than your flight!"
Pros: "I liked the fact Kayak was able to find the best price at very short notice."
Cons: "Don't really have any dislikes because I knew the airline is the basic so wasn't really expect get much."
Pros: "Cheap airfare, however they get you on baggage."
Pros: "Once I got to my 5 hour layover destination the gate was changed 3 times. Again, they charge for your first checked bag on an international flight as well as your carry on in addition to any tap water or drinks you would like on the flight. For an international flight these policies are unheard of. You're better off paying the $50 more and fly another airline because spirit is going to take that from you and then some!"
Pros: "We were nickled and dimed for bags. They also are trying to get you to pay to reserve seats out of fear you won't be able to sit with your friends (we did not pay and were able to sit together). Check-in was a nightmare; the Spirit staff was altogether unhelpful and it was evident from announcements they were so running so far behind people were at risk of missing flights. We only had to check bags and it was not clearly marked or indicated where the bag drop was located. The flight was listed as on time throughout the night however we left 1.5 hours after our scheduled departure time; Spirit never made any announcement about the delay and the board at the gate continued to read "on time". Once on board though, the flight was uneventful, comfortable, and satisfactory."
Cons: "Flight 711 out of Myrtle Beach,SC was cancelled without any notification! Only emails I got were one saying my flight was on time and then another, 20min later, saying flight was delayed. My wife and I and about eight other people were there without any notifications of the cancellation and the spirit workers had no remorse and were rude! They did not care we were late for our honeymoon. Thank goodness we at least got our money back but I think there should be something else coming from them for the hassles we had to tolerate yesterday December 14, 2015 considering we had to pay double the price of our original tickets on a different airline."
Pros: "Cheap price. nice plane. It was cramped, but I'm fine with that considering they are a low price airline."
Cons: "My only gripe is that when we arrived at our gate, we had to wait for about 15 minutes because there was another plane there."
Pros: "The flight went well pretty much as scheduled. The cabin crew was friendly"
Cons: "The seats were very cramped barely enough leg room"
Pros: "Cheap. Good for short distances and travel with no bags."
Cons: "Too much nickel and diming"
Cons: "I flew to SC on JetBlue, which cost me around $90 in total, because they let you fly with one bag for free. Because of scheduling, I flew home on Spirit. My ticket for the Spirit leg cost $78, but at the airport, I was charged another $75 in baggage fees!!! At the airport, Spirit charges you $50 to check one bag. To add insult to injury, they charged me an additional $25 to check my 44 lb bag because it was "overweight," Unbeknownst to me, unlike all other domestic airlines with a weight limit of 50 lbs, Spirit has a weight limit of 40 lbs. The same bag that I flew down on JetBlue for free cost me $75 to fly home, nearly (unexpectedly) DOUBLING my ticket price at the airport."
Cons: "Lack of leg room"
Cons: "They never bothered to tell us that they were going to charge us in our man the leg for our luggage"
Cons: "No entertainment.. Even a magazine will do some good for a 3 hour flight"
Cons: "The water could have been free. I am aware it was a no frills flight."
Pros: "Inexpensive and nice plane."
Cons: "Late..Late..Late.got home @ 3:00 a.m. because of a late departure!"
Cons: "Sat on runway for 2 and a half hours."
Pros: "Flight was on time! :) Great deal overall!"
Cons: "Lack of energy on the flight attendants! You can see the stress on their faces! Especially on the way back !"
Airlines flying from Myrtle Beach to Costa Rica have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
Masks required on board, masks provided
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights