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Average price round-trip

$201 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$102 or less

Good deal one-way

$74 or less

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Top 5 airlines serving from North America to Chicago

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.1
JetBlue
Overall score based on 19,397 reviews
8.3
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
8.6
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.8
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "The crew was great and professional."
Cons: "No complaints. Everything was perfect from the boarding process to disembarking."

Pros: "It’s always a joy to fly with JetBlue. The staff is so courteous and friendly. It makes the flight that much more enjoyable."
Cons: "Everything was perfect."

Cons: "food options could improve, especially since the area around the gate doesn't have very nice food venues. More movie options could help as well, maybe allowing people to use their devices to watch movies. Maybe that is available already but it wasn't highlighted"

Pros: "That I finally made it home after long hours waiting at the airport"
Cons: "No more delays."

Pros: "JetBlue it have a lot more space for your and it was on time too but this morning the rain delay us a bit because they close one of the run way so it was not easy to get out"

Pros: "Everything!"
Cons: "Great! No improvements."

Cons: "There was a woman with a small dog who did not have a carrier and was being difficult- at boarding and on website it should have been made clear what the regulations were regarding pets"

Cons: "JetBlue is amazing and my favorite airlines for domestic travel."

Pros: "Terrible mis maletas no aparecen, pésimo servicio"

Pros: "Seats were comfortable and roomy"
Cons: "Tv could have worked better"

Cons: "legspace"

Pros: "LOTS OF LEGROOM"
Cons: "They have a habit of not being ontime"

Pros: "Free Wi-Fi, TV Channels, legroom"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "I paid extra to sit next to someone with poor hygiene and a 3 year old who cried hysterically the entire flight. Worst flight ever"

Cons: "When I went to check in for my flight all sets had been picked only the upgraded sets were available for an extra cost. So with saying that I went to the airport with out a set number think my family and I would get bumped, even if the email said they never over book their flight,this was my first time flying jet blue I wasn't going to trust an email so the hole time I was worried about that when I should have been enjoying my last day on vacation."

Pros: "The entire traveling process"
Cons: "Nothing at all"

Cons: "They are advertising free movies and is not true, because once you're settled to watch the movie there is no headphones and If you want one they sell it, is not free."

Cons: "Delay and 4 hours in the craft upon arrival to Chicago"

Pros: "comfort of seats"
Cons: "Morons at Jet Blue took me in wheelchair to wrong gate and left me there, but for someone passing and asking me the flight I was on and learning the Gate had changed, which was not announced at Gate E2 I would probably have missed my flight."

Pros: "Good flight. The staff was nice, especially Chris. Nice to see complimentary beverages and snacks still offered on domestic flights."
Cons: "Seats are terrible, and getting worse every year, but thats coach on all airlines not just Jet Blue. Hard armrests, weirdly shaped bucket seats which are appalling in any other position than straight up with 90 degree waist bend. Thats not how humans sit for extended periods of time. A 5 degree recline is not a recline; its a joke. At least the tray table was bigger than my phablet, unlike Spirit where the napkins look like tablecloths on these ‘tables’. Overall, it is better than the cheapest airlines."

Pros: "The crew"
Cons: "The plane being 4 hours late and then arriving in Chicago only to find out we have to taxi for 30 minutes because there is no free gate for us. I’m really tired and should have been in bed 5 hours ago"

Cons: "There was uncertainty about departure time. The departure time changed several times. Landed in Chicago 3 hours late at 3 AM."

Pros: "The food was good"
Cons: "No comment"

Cons: "I don't think I should have to pay for headphones. I don't have to in Brazil."

Cons: "The delays"

Pros: "Good boarding and got to my destination early"

Pros: "Great"

Pros: "The boarding was good"
Cons: "The food service was very poor."

Cons: "It was too cold inside."

Pros: "We had two delays and a last minute gate change."

Pros: "Large space"
Cons: "Old plan"

Pros: "My gate change and I was not informed"

Pros: "Everything"

Cons: "It was cold. Regulating temperature would be nice"

Pros: "Overhead space"
Cons: "departure was very late same thing happen coming back they were late,but the most upsetting was that they lie insulting our inteligent."

Pros: "Everything on time."
Cons: "The seat in hard."

Cons: "For a 60 year old lady...I waited so long for help at the Kiosk."

Cons: "Could've had us out the next morning on latam but they kept us there another nite. We missed half of our hunt in Argentina. Worst airline!!!!!"

Pros: "wifi"
Cons: "n/a"

Pros: "Jetblue left on time from JFK"

Cons: "My bag is lost"

Pros: "On time."

Cons: "There was a maintenance delay that lasted 5 hours and we couldn't change flights because we had a checked bag"

Pros: "Boarding process"

Cons: "Overhead space limited"

Pros: "Luggage came out quick for a change and the plane was new."

Cons: "They never charge for luggsge"

Pros: "I love you Jetblue . Fly them all the time. Peter"

Pros: "The flight left in time and got in early"

Pros: "Crew was professional, courteous and kind. No issues on the plane."
Cons: "WiFi did not work for me to watch the on board entertainment, but not a dealbreaker for me."

Pros: "They didn’t let me on I want a refund this made me miss my birthday party in Chicago thanks for ruining 25"
Cons: "Refund"

Pros: "Same as the previous feedback"
Cons: "same as the previous feedback"

Pros: "See above"
Cons: "See above"

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "Good for the money, Sun Country Airlines is a no frills airline, that being said it tries hard and does a great job, i will gladly use it again"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "I like the staff. Very warm and helpful."
Cons: "I didn't like how cold it was"

Pros: "Simple boarding, decent seats. No frills but much more value and comfort than other regional/LCCs e.g. Spirit, Frontier, etc."
Cons: "No free or basic entertainment."

Pros: "The seats"

Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "Same as above"

Pros: "No frills"

Pros: "seating and timeliness, no baggage fee!"
Cons: "food"

Pros: "Nice to have check in personnel to have quick process"

Pros: "customer server and space!"

Cons: "The check-in experience is rough for small airlines like this at LAX."

Pros: "Short and smooth"

Pros: "I was traveling to visit my terminally ill brother so really appreciated the no hassle experience. While it was a very sad trip for me personally I had a feel good moment when they offered priority boarding to all military active or non active."

Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "Same as above"

Cons: "it would be easier and faster if they started loading from the back first, this way it wouldn' t hold up the people that have seats up front and are in the way of the people that have to go to the back seats. I t' s o k for the 1st glass people to load first and parents with small children too"

Pros: "We were delayed leaving by an hour and got no updates until 30 minutes in, at which point we were advised "paperwork was waiting to be completed". Then when we finally arrived there was no gate for us to unboard from for at least another 20 minutes."
Cons: "No communication of delay as well as why not use one of the 5 empty gates available in a situation like that?! My boyfriend had to waste gas and circle the airport nonstop"

Pros: "Good service."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "It was timely."
Cons: "Uncomfortable, no snacks, no food, no entertainment"

Cons: "Weather"

Cons: "None"

Cons: "Boarding late"

Pros: "Term 2 and sun country rock"
Cons: "Was all good"

Pros: "So friendly"

Pros: "We were delayed and the pilot openly communicated the plan with the passengers. The staff was kind and considerate."
Cons: "No snacks, not even a small bag of peanuts, were offered."

Pros: "It was a pleasant trip I would recoment to any one"

Pros: "Smooth boarding and deboarding"
Cons: "Attendants were not friendly"

Pros: "Seats were fine, had a decent single serving friend."
Cons: "Delayed for an hour with no real apologies. Extremely rough landing not even at the gate, had to get herded onto busses to take a 20 minute bus ride to get to the terminal and got no explanation as to why it happened or what was going on."

Pros: "We enjoy flying Sun Country and find it comfortable. The staff is very courteous and it's very good value for the money."

Cons: "The boarding process felt very slow."

Pros: "Drinks were offered twice."
Cons: "No complimentary peanuts or pretzels."

Cons: "Everything was great"

Pros: "That you have Surly products"
Cons: "I am not a terribly large person. But my space for sitting was constricted."

Pros: "Thank you for no carry on luggage fees! And I also appreciate to boarding process - straightforward and simple as it should be!"
Cons: "My only compliant us their Iano free food and food options are limited and expensive."

Pros: "Ok beer prices food limited and expensive"

Pros: "It was comfortable and the staff was helpful and polite"
Cons: "Just the turbulence"

Cons: "I thought there could have at least been a snack and the beverage service seemed a bit slower than some other airlines. Otherwise all was good."

Pros: "great staff and excellent airline. well run"
Cons: "entertainment option on board is a joke"

Pros: "It went well"
Cons: "Nothing to complain about"

Pros: "Kind staff."
Cons: "Having to pay for the tablet to watch movies."

Cons: "there was no wifi"

Cons: "They board early!"

Pros: "Short TSA line Quick boarding and de-boarding"
Cons: "The whole airport shuffle"

Pros: "Everything went to plan and the staff was cheerful and welcoming!"

Pros: "The staff was very pleasant, and efficient getting people boarded and off the plane"
Cons: "The plane was small and outdated. Not very comfortable."

Pros: "flight delay due to mechanical problem. pilot made up time, avoided excessive turbulence and silky smooth landing. attentive and highly visible patient flight attendants"
Cons: "no complimentary food option (other than pretzels /crackers) on 4 hr flight. aainflight provided live sports and news but movie selection was limited."

Pros: "Crew was very nice and plane was clean."
Cons: "I was exhausted and wanted to sleep on my late night flight but my seat did not recline (broken)"

Cons: "Of the 4 FA only 2 were pleasant. The others were short and accusatory, not with me but other passengers not okay American"

Pros: "Everything was done in a good amount of time."
Cons: "Better room in seats....feels really tight"

Pros: "Staff, plane, ride - one of the nicest flights I've had in a long time"
Cons: "Nothing. Well, if you paid me to fly ;)"

Cons: "They cancelled the Flight and we had to book with Air France instead and made us late to our cruise"

Pros: "Great crew"
Cons: "We experienced flight delays, lots of turbulence, and my knees were pressed up against the seat in front of me the whole duration of the flight. They also overbooked the flight, so some people had to take a flight the following day."

Cons: "My entertainment screen was not operating. Could not recline my seat."

Pros: "The movie selections"

Pros: "Although they charged me $10 to book a seat for check in it allowed me to pick one that keep the middle seat open for my wife."
Cons: "To be charged to pick a seat. You should have revealed that in you pricing."

Cons: "There was no entertainment at all, and pretzels are gross"

Pros: "It was not crowded breakfast"
Cons: "Breakfast was lousy"

Cons: "Not the best. Marginal food and hassled about carry-on that fit the size requirements. More like premium economy."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "More than 24 passengers on the flight from LAX to Chicago lost their connection to Venice After we landed in Chicago with 2 hours delays we all run to catch our flight to Venice and we got there 5 minutes after the flight was supposed to leave but was still there instead but we were denied access and send back to customer service"

Pros: "Pilot was informative."

Pros: "Staff at gate were very nice"
Cons: "Flight was delayed three or four times throughout the day"

Pros: "the Bowing 787 was wonderful"
Cons: "flight had been delay and delay. we are very disappoint because we always think we are fly with British airway, we even went to check in counter of British airway but find out America airline are the solo airline.you guys can't advertized like that."

Cons: "I missed all my flights and my bags because of a stupid delay made by the airline."

Cons: "Small seats."

Pros: "Nice crew, very reasonable cost. Didn’t like the “no overhead access” but worth it for the money I saved."
Cons: "The seats are ridiculously crowded. It’s really so uncomfortable and claustrophobic, even for shorter flights."

Pros: "The nice and helpful American Airlines ticket agent at our gate that helped me fix my seating issues."
Cons: "Your booking does not automatically reserve our 2 seats together so I find out at the last minute and have to pay for an upgrade to fix it. Not thrilled! Plus I booked with BA for a reason so it would be nice to know at booking that they will contract with AA."

Pros: "Flight was on-time and crew was pleasant. This flight had movies available to watch!"

Cons: "Never given instructions on use if inflight WiFi. No food service on a three hour flight???"

Cons: "So little space between seats. Barely no legroom at all. I’m 5’ 5” and still found it tight. Feel bad for all tall or big ppl."

Pros: "On time arrival. Entertainment system worked on this Airbus, unlike the Boeing 737 (updated, but still outdated!) on the way out."
Cons: "Limited and unimaginative food options on board"

Pros: "Friendly staff."
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats."

Pros: "Staff was friendly"
Cons: "There were no veg options for sandwiches and food ran out after boarding group 6."

Pros: "What a great plane with a great crew. Truly an enjoyable flight. And the tailwind got us in quite a bit early!"

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "(mostly) friendly staff, decent chairs, decent set of movies available. (First leg by American, second leg by British Airway)"
Cons: "Paid for seats, never got them, ended up in a cramped flight with no room (I'm only 5'5", so heaven forbid average height people try to sit here. My wife was miserable, and got a back ache because of the small quarters."

Pros: "Very clean. Staff was very friendly."
Cons: "Paid extra for six inches of leg room but the seats recline 2 inches. Not comfortable. TV touch screen did not work."

Pros: "The check in agent went above and beyond to get us on board."
Cons: "Couldn't check in online. Couldn't get a straight answer as to why. Kept getting the runaround from Kayak, American Airlines and British Airways. Never booking through kayak again."

Cons: "It was cancelled"

Pros: "Flight crew was excellent."
Cons: "We booked flights through British Airways but flew American Airlines. The check in process was a stressful mess: we were forced to stand in long customer service lines both on our first flight from LAX to Chicago and again during our very short layover in Chicago to Dublin to ensure that our bags were checked all the way to our final destination. Very stressful, and it didn't help that the gate crew was extremely rude and unprofessional. It is very inconvenient that we could not choose our seats beforehand."

Pros: "Our flight was delayed by almost three hours due to weather in Chicago, the crew was very helpful and the pilot kept us informed about the updates that he was receiving."

Pros: "Great service and friendly stafg"
Cons: "Loved the yourt for breakfadt...rest of it was ok"

Cons: "Iberia does not have a check in counter at lax. All flights are operated by American, but ticket issued by Iberia. American could not locate my ticket and as a result I missed my flight. Iberia's 1800 number would not cooperate to release or rebook my ticket until a full day and 3 trips to the airport later when I made a manager speak to an American airline rep to explain and resolve what should be done with my unused ticket. Unbelievably inefficient and rude."

Pros: "Flight on time."

Pros: "I like the comfortable chairs and screen touch screen in the seat in front of me"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "We purchased seats and they changed them without telling us so we picked new ones. Well guess what, we get to the airport and the same thing. I was seated at the front of the plane and my fiancé was at the back. Luckily a nice gentleman switched seats with me and we were able to sit together but it was the last seats that did not recline on an 8 hour flight. We will never fly American again. Their customer service offered no help and was extremely rude to us."

Pros: "Boarding was a mess - there were no announcements about boarding and the gate agent did nothing to promote order in the gate area. Thank goodness for the new planes on this route - the old planes with the blue "leather" seats were so overdue to be retired. Onboard entertainment was great and every seat had a USB port and AC outlet. Smoothest landing ever, I couldn't even tell when the wheels hit the pavement! It was also the first time I recall a female captain on American - maybe the smooth landing wasn't such a coincidence :)"

Cons: "Our original aircraft was taken out due to a mechanical issue. When we got our replacement aircraft, somehow we were missing a crew member. So after a one-hour delay for a new aircraft, we boarded, then sat at the gate for another hour and a half waiting for an additional flight officer. Missed my connecting flight from Chicago to Dayton and had to be put up in a hotel 30 minutes away from the airport."

Pros: "Entertainment us on point!"
Cons: "Boarding sucked, 90 mins delayed and made us check in bag. The snacks are TERRIBLE - no thank you."

Pros: "AA flights now have individual screens with free movies/videos/music/games. Power outlet and USB port included. Staff was polite, helpful"

Pros: "Everything"

Pros: "excellent in flight experience, crew was helpful and friendly. Overall a great experience"

Pros: "I don't normally travel long distances, but when I do I fly with American Airlines. I found a round trip from Chicago to Los Angeles for only 170 dollars. I had an overall excellent experience. Thanks for the great hospitality."

Pros: "How spacious it felt and there were film selections"
Cons: "My film kept stopping randomly."

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "Cramped, claustrophobic space. Cabin too warm."

Pros: "Crew was nice and understanding how uncomfortable the flight was."
Cons: "The seats are now smaller than ever. AA made them more marrow, closer together and less reclining. With 1.2 mil miles I am switching to drlta."

Pros: "It was just an overall great flight. Very easy to book and enjoyed it."
Cons: "I look forward to drinks and snacks onboard again."

Cons: "There were no snacks/drinks and no usb."

Cons: "The plane was so hot, not socially distanced, and boarding and exiting literally should be more organized. United does “hey rows 1-10 may exit” and it’s a calm situation. Frontier was like “Okay everyone off!”"

Cons: "Having to stand in line for 1 1/2 hours just to drop off a previously purchased checked bag is outrageous! There were no staff available to direct the crowds or answer questions and there were only 2 attendants available to check in people and their bags. Your staff was overworked but very rude! You know how many people are flying on your planes why were you so inadequately staffed???"

Cons: "The plane was delayed due to “maintenance” but no explanation was given as to why."

Pros: "Nothing, they cancelled my flight a day in advance."
Cons: "They could have: 1) flown a plane in like other airlines 2) put me on another airline since they were unwilling to hold up their end of the agreement themselves."

Pros: "The flight was nice and comfortable I haven't been on a plane since 2005 so I'm happy!!!! Thanks"
Cons: "Prices of snacks are to expensive maybe some real food like pizza, hot dogs etc....... And the charge for luggage is ridiculous $45 is alot for one bag even more if you have two or three bags whether it's carry on or the other it's still $45 and that's to much. Thanks!!!!!"

Pros: "Crew was great. Price was good."
Cons: "Frontier saves money by not having free snacks or in flight entertainment. Bring your own snacks."

Pros: "The price and no cancellation of flight today."
Cons: "Trays are too small. Seats do not recline. The back part of the part of the seats in front of me were dirty."

Pros: "I like the price. The flight attendants wereally friendly, professional and helpful."
Cons: "The seats were very uncomfortable and space was extremely tight."

Pros: "All was adequate. Flight was on-time"

Cons: "Canceled on us last minute. Haven’t got refund and it inconvenienced us for the reason we were going. Had to find and pay for another flight on another airline to insure we got there. And that flight was awful. I was nervous about flying and this made my anxiety even worse"

Pros: "If mom and kids got a ticket same day( bought). Why u people placing them zone 1 for mom and son for zone 3. Florida to Chicago they hold my son. They let me go. Chicago to Florida they let us go together. It was very upsetting."
Cons: "Boarding time announcement seems like the person doesn't want to anybody in the plane."

Pros: "Friendly staff, easy boarding process, good seats"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Poor service"
Cons: "Poor service"

Pros: "Not much."
Cons: "Seats are cheap and very uncomfortable! Paying for carry on? Website was not clear that I had to pay for Everything. I don't think I will be flying this airline again, unless I have no choice."

Cons: "Worse check in ever. Fly any other carrier. Extra money is well worth it"

Pros: "Flight was on time. All but one crew member were pleasant and professional. Low cost initial fare, but..."
Cons: "Relatively short flight made absence of beverage and food/snack sufferable (without paying high end bar prices for for snack or drink). Paid for reasonable leg room, carry-ons and a checked bag. So, after all those fees, flight cost was average."

Pros: "No upsell pressure. I flew out on Spirit and back on Frontier. Both tickets were about the same price; both flights were at about the same time of day, and were filled about the same (almost full). But the experience with Spirit was atrocious. They take every opportunity to upsell on their website and at the kiosk (Frontier upsells too, but modestly and not in-my-face). The boarding area was messy and the boarding process was rushed and disorganized (Frontier's was...normal). And the Spirit crew was surly and unhelpful (again, the Frontier crew was...normal). Frontier is everything I expect in a cheap ticket: just plain, normal, pleasant, service."
Cons: "The seats are painful -- hard, don't recline, too close together, too little space underneath, no power outlets."

Pros: "The Air Bus 321 was clean and the staff were friendly."
Cons: "They put us on a broken plane and it took 2.5hrs to fix and get us in the air. Offering a high rate credit card with miles on it is not at all acceptable."

Pros: "Comfortable smooth ride."
Cons: "Baggage claim takes forever. Waited almost an hour after getting off plane. That is unacceptable. Missed my bus. This has happened both times I've flowned Frontier to Chicago. After 3 hour flight that's brutal. Won't fly Frontier with checked bags again."

Pros: "Flight was good"
Cons: "Baggage claim was very slow"

Pros: "Everything was OK, except one thing"
Cons: "Waiting for luggage 45min is too long"

Cons: "Seats were horrible"

Cons: "We didn't like that it cost so much for baggage wether you checked it or carried it on, when there's other airlines that don't charge at all or at least only charge for checked baggage. We didn't like the fact that they charge for all food and drink and don't even offer a complimentary beverage like most other airlines."

Pros: "Prompt service"
Cons: "Crew playing with someone's glasses that they found."

Pros: "Very good"

Pros: "Staff was nice"
Cons: "We got charged for carry on.... and it cost $5 less to check in but they took forever at baggage claim."

Pros: "Crew was nice, flight was on time"
Cons: "No complimentary food or beverages served throughout the flight"

Pros: "Plane was newer."
Cons: "New plane lacked WiFi capabilities. Charged for seats, carry on or checked luggage, drinks and no snacks."

Pros: "The staff was very friendly."
Cons: "Seats were very uncomfortable."

Pros: "Price"
Cons: "No special boarding in MO for handicapped Crew was bitchy entire flight Upon landing, waited 20mins for an available gate (our flight wasn't early)"

Pros: "We had an amazing experience. Our way back home was even better. The staff made sure we were comfortable. We especially enjoyed Demetrius' company. He was very nice and so eager to assist."

Pros: "Safe flight"
Cons: "Flight was late Crew was less than friendly-Samie was the only one who smiled Hard to rate food and entertainment when there was none"

Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "No problems"

Cons: "The flight was delayed an hour and only gave the information one time after it was past the time of boarding."

Pros: "Theattendants were very nice."
Cons: "My flight was delayed for many hours. Frontier did give me a voucher for the delays everyone on the flight had to deal with."

Cons: "Low fare sure, but they rape you with extra fees for baggage and general seat assignments. I might have been the last person on the planet to learn that, but just in case - Don't be duped! You're going to pay the same, if not more, in the end as a United, Delta, or American ticket and they don't charge a fee for a carry on. Also, they have a actual cushioning on their seats not just hard plastic covered in padding. I've been on roller coasters that are more comfortable."

Pros: "Plane is very nice"
Cons: "Too expensive fee for the baggage"

Pros: "Everything went smoothly"
Cons: "Paying for drinks and having to tip too. We are getting nickeled and dumped to death and it makes traveling so expensive."

Cons: "After we added carry on prices we would have been better if with a top brand flight. Not comfortable."

Pros: "On Time"
Cons: "That i Had to pay 80$ for my luggage."

Pros: "Fast boarding, earlier departure and very earlier arrival."
Cons: "No entertainment"

Pros: "I like the customer service. Keep that up if you plan to survive."
Cons: "You have to pay additional for everything. Even a cup a water. This is surely a determining factor for people who will decide to choose another airline who for $10-$30 more get complimentary drinks and carry on bags included. Something really does need to get reevaluated here."

Cons: "That I have to pay for water all the other airlines give snacks and water free ."

Cons: "The lines to check a bag were outrageous and security check was the same."

Pros: "day 1 flight from mco to ord time 555 pm fine but next day when i wanted to return home i got blasted with a message that i was secheduled for early take off at 555 i had no idea that my flite home was at 555am somewhere i screwes up ,"
Cons: "next day i went to ohare at 330pm and wanted to log in for my flite home as far as i knew time was the same 555 but this turned into 555am which i had no need for at the sales desk they gave me a new ticket for the next morning at 555am and i got a window seat in row 70 after an hour of being squesed in the seat and when i told the stewerdessi was a disabled vet she took me up front in row 7 there were 6 empty seats on hand with extra foot room and i could stretch out my injured leg i spent 15 hours in side the airport but i did get a cot and a pillow and blanket this saved my day robertjroper77@gmail.com"

Pros: "Clean plane, good crew. Always glad to land normally."
Cons: "Some small snack included? Wish we didn't have to pay for a carryon."

Pros: "Not crashing."
Cons: "Everything is sold separately, pay for seat, pay for luggage, pay for beverage. I really wanted to chew someone out for leaving us on the tarmac 2 hours. But who? Not the crew. Horrible experience."

Pros: "Staff was friendly"
Cons: "Baggage costs are excessive, seating costs are excessive, cost for soda is ridiculous."

Pros: "It was easy to board and get everything stowed and get seated. No issues with check in, or navigating to the gate."
Cons: "It was very cold on flight, other passengers mentioned being cold too."

Pros: "Flight departed on schedule and arrived before scheduled. Attendants were courteous and helpful."
Cons: "Very cramped seating. Was OK for short flight, but would be very uncomfortable for longer flights. $3.00 for a drink of water!"

Cons: "You have to check in an hour before ur flight or else ur flight gets cancelled."

Pros: "on time"
Cons: "low comfort seats"

Pros: "One front desk attendant tried to be helpful"
Cons: "I was unable to board because my boarding pass wasn’t showing up while checking in online beforehand. Trying to explain this was useless. And I was told it was too late. Although in reality there was plenty of time. I spent the rest of my time talking to a different person whos solution was for me to take a bus to NYC from Boston and catch a flight 8 hours later; at least she tried. If they had just printed a boarding pass initially, I would have already been through security with time to spare. I just flew with United instead. I will never fly with Spirit again if I can avoid it. It’s the absolute worst. Satan must be on their board of directors."

Cons: "I thought it was $25 to bring a carry on but it was $57. What a rip off. I will never fly spirt again."

Cons: "Delayed flight and cancelled flight home"

Pros: "Arrived early"
Cons: "Plane was dirty"

Cons: "The lack of comfort,the idea of paying for food,I thought it was extremely tacky to promote a card on flight."

Pros: "Price, but know what to expect."
Cons: "Spirit charges even for water."

Cons: "Once I saw the criminal amount of extra money this sham airline charges for every possible thing they can think of. Don't be fooled by the so called cheaper rates, just picking a seat will jack the price up above any other airline."

Cons: "Flight way overbooked. Got bumped (said "voluntary" to get the best of two poor offers of compensation)."

Pros: "i really enjoyed being charged $57 upon arrival for a small carryon bag that went in the bin above my seat."
Cons: "i didnt like the mysterious additional $80 charge I got from "flight network" on top of my standard air fare and fees, but that may have been a KAYAK scam not a SPIRIT one. I was very clearly made aware of the airfare cost and fees, why wasnt i blatently told Id be charged an additional $80? WILL NOT BE FLYING SPIRIT AGAIN AND LIKELY NOT USING KAYAK TO BOOK EITHER"

Pros: "Keeping to the schedule"
Cons: "Boarding. Suggestion - board the back of the plane first. Back to front."

Pros: "nothing, if the air line is cheap don't means attitude"
Cons: "Staff don't know how to talk to someone very expensive price for bags always canceling flight time....."

Cons: "I just don't like to fly in general...."

Cons: "most uncomfortable seats EVER. No place to sit waiting to board. Will never fly Spirit again."

Pros: "Good legroom, no delays"

Pros: "Boarding was fairly quick, but it was a smaller plane than many."
Cons: "Given the fees for luggage in both directions, I'm not sure there would be much, if any, savings round trip compared to other airlines, and that's without any of free beverage/snack/entertainment."

Pros: "Spirit is the worst airline. Completely inefficient. Will never fly again"
Cons: "Spirit is the worst airline. Completely inefficient. Will never fly again"

Pros: "It went where I needed to go"
Cons: "There is almost nothing that would make me use this airline again. My flight wasn't even cheap, so that definitely didn't make up for the fact that I paid $50 both ways for my carry on bag, and one $30 seat fee so that I could request a window seat on a cross-country red eye. Water is not free on the plane, and still there were no seat back pockets, so the water bottle I bought (and didn't want in my bag w/ important documents) rolled around on the floor all night. I'm a small woman, and there was barely space for me to fit in the seat. Uncomfortable, expensive."

Pros: "PRICE"
Cons: "BOSTON AIRPORT PROBLEM , LOUSY BOARDING AREA. ROOM FOR 150 PEOPLE BUT 300 WAITING. NOT SPIRITS FAULT."

Cons: "Carry on fee too high. They should at least provide a cup of water without a fee."

Pros: "Plane was clean and new looking, seating comfortable, storage good."
Cons: "Long check-in line, clerk didn't seem to understand the software. Boarding lounges crowded and shabby. Website confusing and too "cute.""

Pros: "Quick check-in and short lines for security"
Cons: "No free water? Really? Things spirit can't do anything about: noisy crying children, loud talking, etc. disrespectful travelers"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Never fails to be horrible. Had to wait on plane for 30 min to be fielded. -after landing in Chicago had to sit on plane for 30 min because there was no gate."

Pros: "Good service"
Cons: "Everything was good."

Cons: "To pay carry on for $55"

Pros: "The only good thing was the cheap airfare, but with all the other charges you end up paying the same amount for a better airline."
Cons: "Steep prices for carry ons ($100 RT), no free bevs even water!"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Cons: "We will try and avoid flying Spirit. This is the second time that Spirit has cancelled a flight without enough notice. They were the only airline to cancel. They could only get us out 2 days later. They refunded our money but not the extra fees for seats and bags. We had to pay double the price to get home on another airline"

Pros: "nothing..."
Cons: "Both my round trip flight from Boston to Chicago were canceled due to weather. I wasn't given any warning. The most I got was an email that said "your flight may have been canceled" after the time of when the flight was supposed to leave. I waited in lines for hours to get refunds. I didn't have time to wait a second hour and ended up buying a new flight with American. There were not enough employees to deal with the line of people waiting. We had to wait for two different groups of people flying to other cities to process their baggage. I left the line after an hour or else I would have missed my flight. They gave me a number to call in order to get a refund and this call has taken me about an hour and a lot of explaining, even though a refund was promised. It's too much to deal with. I won't fly with spirit again."

Cons: "Flight was delayed lost an hour, which threw off my connecting plans."

Cons: "You have to pay extra for everything... Your seat, baggage, snacks. No leg room, and you can't lean your seat back to get semi-comfortable. Never taking a spirit flight again."

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "$55 for a carry on bag is ridiculous, charging at all for a carry on bag is ridiculous"

Cons: "There was a delay that was not announced at the gate"

Pros: "The seats had plenty of room and thencrew"

Pros: "cheap ticket"
Cons: "with all the ridiculous extras I only saved $20 from Delta"

Pros: "More comfortable than I expected"
Cons: "Fees are too complicated"

Pros: "The flight was on time."
Cons: "Spirit airlines has a lot of hidden costs. You think you're getting an inexpensive flight and then you get charged for EVERYTHING."

Pros: "Tickets availability on a short notice"
Cons: "The price was not cheap- and I had to pay extra for carry on, for window seat and no free water, coffee or non-alcohol drinks is really, really bad There were no sighs throughout Boston airport for SPIRIT"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "I flied from Boston to Portland with a transit in Chicago. The whole flight experience was HORRIBLE. I am a frequent domestic and international flyer over 25 years and had never seen any service worse than Spirit. Fees- unexpected fees one after another. No water offered. Need to buy water even needed for your medicine. By the time all fees were added up, you ended up paying much more. Don't try it unless you are a backpack traveler. Rude flight attendant- on my flight from Boston to Chicago, I observed two passengers were rudely treated. One large-size female flight attendant, instead of waiting a aged-female passenger to be seated, she pushed her into her seat to make her way through the aisle. My 13 year old was stunned and said "she shouldn't have done that." Another woman went to bathroom before flight took off . She was told to come back to the seat. The plane was not moved for a few minutes and the flight captain announced the plane had some mechanic issue and needed to be fixed; he explained he didn't know how long it would take as it wasn't under his control. The female passenger then asked again whether she could go to bathroom. The same flight attendant told her NO."

Pros: "It was very bad"
Cons: "The price mostly for charging me for my small bag"

Pros: "New cabin interior."
Cons: "Large baggage fees, not clearly disclosed in advance."

Cons: "The flight to Chicago was fine, but getting home was another story. After delaying the flight about 1.5 hours the flight was cancelled. No real reason was given and no other airlines were canceling flights. When I called to get on the next flight, they said the earliest they could get me home to Boston was in 2 days. Everyone was frantically trying to rebook and the other airlines were selling out. Long story short, I ended up paying $270 for a flight to Providence via Charlotte on American Airline. My husband then drove the hour to Providence to pick me up. All in all....I am all set with Spirit Airlines."

Pros: "Absolutely nothing"
Cons: "hidden charges, lack of good customer service at the airport. Its just a horrible airline which need either to be closed or sold to a another major airline"

Pros: "Flights were on time"
Cons: "All the extra charges for carry-on luggage, seat selection etc. Will never use this airline again"

Cons: "I hated ever aspect of the flight."

Pros: "On time! Went precisely like scheduled!"
Cons: "Water is not for free"

Cons: "I would never fly this airline again. I like to think I'm a pretty reasonable person when it comes to customer service, last minute changes, and things like that. Checking in was no problem. Our flight had already been delayed so I was prepared for a longer wait. As I sat there, the flight got delayed two additional times. Ok, no big deal, but when customers were asking why the attendants could not tell us. When asked a general time we would be boarding, people were told "when the captain gives us the OK." Finally, we boarded almost 4 hours later when the delay stated only 2 hours. The plane was OK, but the attendants were far from pleasant. I was OK with no Tvs, baggage prices, and all of that because I was aware beforehand, but the way the staff acted was completely disgusting. After finally getting Chicago, I waited almost 45 minutes for my bags. When I called my car to tell them the delay they replied that Spirit had been backed up all day. Why? No one really knew. On the way back from Chicago to Boston, the flight was set to board at 1:09 pm. The airport was extremely busy, so I did not get through security until about 1:40. I ran to the gate only to see that they hadn't boarded yet. No updated on their website of the delay and nothing sent to my email. We didn't actually board until about 2pm, and then had to wait an additional 30 minutes on the plane because one of the attendants was late getting on. So now, it is about 2:45 and we are finally taking off-originally scheduled at 1:54 with NO updates sent to the customers on the delay. No one explained the delay and no one could give a time when we would take off. A few people tried to call the airline to explain their concerns and were abruptly hung up on. The least Spirit could have done is listened to their concerns and gave an apology. I will never, EVER fly this airline, and I suggest you don't either."

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