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Average price round-trip

$236 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$66 or less

Good deal one-way

$50 or less

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Top 4 airlines serving North America to San Diego

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8.3
Alaska Airlines
Overall score based on 29,258 reviews
8.5
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.8
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.9
Food
Airline reviews

Cons: "WIFI was not working"

Pros: "Great crew, nice service, comfortable."
Cons: "Nothing. Loved it."

Pros: "I sat between two people who were lovely to talk with, but were much larger than me and i felt squished in between them. I felt pretty claustrophobic. Note to self, to choose window or isle."
Cons: "longer seats."

Cons: "Flight was delayed."

Pros: "How smooth and orderly the whole trip went"
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Fast flight"
Cons: "Blanket provided"

Cons: "Extra leg space"

Pros: "I liked the mood lighting, the spacious area under the seat in front of my aisle seat, the choice in movies, and that every seat had a screen."
Cons: "The takeoff and landing were smooth except that the plane felt like it was fishtailing a bit. Otherwise, it was great!"

Pros: "Crew great. Leg room better then I have seen on other flights."
Cons: "Can we go back to the virgin way!!!! Charge me more in the overall price for a seat. It feels like such a scam. I booked with my boyfriend and I can’t pick seats. Then when we get to airport I have a seat but he doesn’t. Then we don’t sit together. With United if you have the card you can pick."

Cons: "Faster on time and help when late. Awful"

Pros: "Helpful polite people , on time, luggage was delivered quickly"

Pros: "I'm an aviation enthusiast. It was the plane I liked..."
Cons: "Nothing that Alaska Air could have fixed."

Pros: "Crew was super nice and plane was quite empty"
Cons: "Take off got delayed (not in Alaska Airlines' control though), but all in all a very pleasant flight."

Pros: "I always enjoy Alaska but this was another level. I was horribly late and still processing at security with 10mins until take off and the guy at the gate called me to see where I was - gave me mins to make it - which I did - just.. I was traveling to San Diego to meet my family for the weekend - I would’ve been in severe trouble had I missed the flight. Thanks Alaska!!"

Cons: "We were to leave the airport at 3pm, but didn't leave until 5pm. So we ended up arriving at 6:30 instead of 4:30. Not happy at all"

Pros: "The spacious seats. Great customer service. Fast and smooth site."
Cons: "For some reason when I booked the flight for my boyfriend and I we were seated apart from each other in a different row."

Pros: "I used an expensive backpack that lost a major fastener that rendered it basically useless."
Cons: "I didn’t like the way they handled my luggage. I can’t get another backpack like the one Alaska Airlines ruined. I’m sad."

Cons: "There were no snacks offered. We took off late and sat on the plane for 30 minutes before the captain came on to announce there was a delay"

Pros: "Everything in Alaska’s control went great. The passengers not as much."

Pros: "The mood lighting on the plane."
Cons: "Not applicable; everything about this flight was great!"

Pros: "There was a huge line for security but a sign telling us to expect a 15/20 minute wait made it more acceptable. The boarding to the Alaska flight itself was seemless and the on board staff were very friendly and helped stow my bag. The captain apologized for the late departure of only 30 minutes and kept us informed of how the flight was progressing."

Cons: "I forgot my headphones. $3 to borrow a pair from virgin?"

Pros: "Was great"

Pros: "Great"

Pros: "Power sockets on each seat, good snacks"
Cons: "The loading of the plane was a bit messy. Not terrible, just didn't have much structure to it."

Pros: "Prompt boarding"
Cons: "Sitting on the plane for 1.5 hours prior to departure because the plane was too light. This should be something that is determined prior to boarding the plane."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "the tablets that could be purchased were a nice touch."
Cons: "AC WAS NOT BLOWJNG COLD AIR!!!! Miserable!"

Cons: "Better vegan snacks available for purchase would be great."

Pros: "Same as before."

Pros: "I like the fact that we can download the app and watch movies for free."
Cons: "The food is not included. Even a snack."

Cons: "We had to take a bus to our airplane. It took off a full hour late and it seemed mostly due to horrendously slow gate operations"

Cons: "lost luggage.......two days...............................19 miles away."

Pros: "On how organized boarding and leaving the plane."

Pros: "The staff was super friendly and the plane was new. It felt brand new."

Pros: "1. Boarding appeared streamlined. 2. Plugs ins for tech. 3. Coffee smelled amazing. 5. Seat size seemed larger than most airplanes."
Cons: "1. Wifi or gogo did not connect. 2. It was a tad bit cold."

Pros: "The staff was so helpful from the moment I walked in to helping me check in to discreetly giving me a seat belt extender. The airplane was comfortable with plenty of space for a coach seat. I really had a good experience."
Cons: "I have no complaints whatsoever."

Cons: "The delay of 45 minutes to about an hour inside the plane."

Pros: "Ontime. Easy check in."
Cons: "First place was older and didn't have plug in for phones etc."

Pros: "Would be better to allow blue Tooth headsets to view tv/movies did not have wired head phones and did not want to purchase them."

Cons: "All was terrible"

Cons: "1 hour delay. I asked. Front desk said it was due to sfo fog. Me: Isn't it 2017? They have radars now; I have flown from Boston under severe snow storms. Yes. I have."

Cons: "the meanest most rude racist hostess ever! her insinuations and degrading way of speaking to me left me speechless. i will file a format complaint and might even take it further."

Pros: "Boarding was very nice, she said my name, nice detail. Boarding was very efficient."

Pros: "Loved the complimentary beer and wine!"
Cons: "Kind of a small plane."

Pros: "It was fine. We thought we had one free bag but we're told we didn't. Really typical of flying today. Everything cost extra, bags, food etc Pretty typical"

Pros: "The beverage was good."

Pros: "People were efficient and friendly"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Cold. Very cold"

Pros: "The crew were super nice. All the people in the SAN were very nice."
Cons: "They didn’t have headphones :("

Pros: "Landing at my final destination."
Cons: "Over 3 hours of delays. American Airlines needs to get their act together at Chicago O’Hare airport."

Pros: "Once we were in the air, the flight was average."
Cons: "The flight was delayed due to several mechanical issues but the ground crew did not communicate effectively on the issue or how long the delay would be. I understand that these issues occur, but better communications and empathy from the ground crew would have gone a long way. Boarding was also a disaster because everyone tried to board at the same time and again, the ground crew did nothing to control the situation."

Cons: "Took off late"

Pros: "Flight crew was great and made the flight that more memoriable ."

Cons: "Flight was delayed 35 minutes. No reason given."

Pros: "Flight was on time"
Cons: "No individual movie screens and no way to connect to the one movie on the flip down screen since I didn't have the American Airlines app."

Pros: "Very little turbulence and staff was friendly"
Cons: "No blankets"

Pros: "Extra room with empty seat"
Cons: "Seat didn't go back due to exit row"

Cons: "A few issues: 1) I was not given seat tgth with my 9 year old and was not helped in finding seats together 2) they lost my bag after I took it through customs and I'm still (a week already) waiting for it."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "They did not compromise when I couldn't go, I understand no refund but I cancelled a few days after,"

Cons: "Horrible delays. Delta doesn't have these problems."

Pros: "Staff was awesome!"
Cons: "As was getting in line for security, overheard it was at least a one-half hour wait. The wait was actually pretty close to 1/2 hr."

Pros: "Always delayed. Always check my carry on. Which equals me being late to where I'm going."
Cons: "See above"

Pros: "Food was decent, service was okay"

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

Pros: "on time"
Cons: "very cold"

Cons: "The entertainment system in my seat was broken. Was a bummer since we added a extra hour ground hold for weather."

Cons: "Tsa is very unorganized and extremely rude."

Pros: "Quick and easy thanks"

Pros: "friendly staff and good entertainment options"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats"

Cons: "Above"

Cons: "it was an hour late"

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Comfort"

Cons: "they broke my luggage"

Pros: "power for charging phone etc. good movies"
Cons: "$12 minimum WiFi cost to check email one time."

Pros: "Sittings on the tarmac for 90 minutes no airs no waters. 114 degrees"
Cons: "The very least employees should offer customer some waters to cool of"

Pros: "Nothing whatsoever"
Cons: "I was confused by the Brot"

Pros: "We boarded on time and arrived early. What more can ya ask for? Fairly easy ride. Free entertainment on board, movies and shows! Awesome."
Cons: "The speaker that the pilot used was static-y, hard to understand. No free wifi option. Rough landing."

Pros: "All connections-smooth"

Pros: "Same as above."

Pros: "Broken down into more groups - ok I guess..."
Cons: "No way to know who was up next, who was in line for what number - should have corraling stations (some airlines have this) where you gather based on your number and can move out of the way for others. Getting onto the plan was awful - the aisle are SO TINY - I'm 5'6" tall and 140 lbs, trying to roll a small back through the aisle, and it was impossible not to hit 14 people. It's like you have to go to class on how to walk through the aisle and not be an idiot."

Cons: "one of the worst trip ever. although there were many turbulances, the captain did not appear to be proficient along the way. The landing was horrible as well."

Pros: "worst experience. Airplane people not so good"

Cons: "Forced to check my carry on. Took 30min for the bags to come out on the carousel. Which is why i never check my bag."

Pros: "Exit row seating."

Pros: "Everything!"

Cons: "Terribly uncomfortable seats"

Pros: "Well organised"

Pros: "Roomy aisle seat"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "I sat next to a friend I haven't seen in almost a year"

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Seating"

Cons: "Could not read paper when passenger in front reclined seat. No space between rows."

Cons: "Despite paying 5 months in advance, couldn't check in online or reserve seats without paying extra. AA customer service told me there were no more "complimentary " seats!! Very tight legroom in cabin."

Pros: "Great service!"

Cons: "1 hour late. And when the pilot made announcements during the movie it would not pause. We missed parts of the movie. It was annoying."

Pros: "Aircraft was safe, clean and good media selection with power-outlets for mobile device. Good updates from the pilot and crew."
Cons: "No free wifi. Crew was late which delayed the flight. No Admirals Club access for AMX Plat card holders."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nine"

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "everthing"

Pros: "i am missing all my clothes and I have another person things in my suitcase."

Pros: "Happy energetic voice of pilot"
Cons: "Plane left an hour late."

Pros: "Lavatory was nice"
Cons: "No wifi, have to pay for Seltzer water, have to pay for assigned seat and your carry on"

Pros: "The plane was comfortable. Staff was friendly"
Cons: "There were significant delays without any notification whatsoever. If I hadn't looked on the website repeatedly I would not know of the changing departure times. No apologies or explanations were given while we all waited more than two hours."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Delay after delay after delay"

Cons: "Very delayed leaving, delayed returning, and took 1-2 hours to get bags. So bad that random airport employees were apologizing on behalf of frontier."

Pros: "All"

Pros: "not much"
Cons: "boarding process was a disaster. no one knew what they were doing. $30 for a carry? seriously? No free snack on the plane. Everything cost $5-$10... never again will i fly Frontier."

Pros: "price"
Cons: "comfort level"

Cons: "We sat on the tarmac for about 1.5 hours in Denver before we could leave the plane."

Cons: "4 hr delay due to personnel issues"

Cons: "I didn't to much enjoy that I had to pay $2 for a can of soda"

Pros: "Trip to SF was good moderate crowding, but it was a red eye."
Cons: "Return trip was miserable. They had 4-5 babies crying the whole way. We were crammed in the plane like sardines."

Cons: "everything costs money"

Cons: "Bathrooms were smelling very bad"

Pros: "Cheap"
Cons: "Seat cannot be declined! Plane also made an awful noise when taking off and landing!"

Cons: "We boarded 30 minutes late and therefore took off and landed 30 minutes late without any acknowledgement whatsoever. It seemed almost nonchalant that everything was a half hour behind schedule, and there was no explanation. Not awesome."

Pros: "^"
Cons: "^"

Cons: "Delayed"

Pros: "Quick efficient"
Cons: "Legroom"

Cons: "Everything"

Cons: "Opened the check-in desk with only one agent just before 2 hours from the departure and the other agent came late Charged the carrying bag and normal seat"

Cons: "Long delay in Denver boarding, due to, we were told, plane coming from Cancun, immigration delay, and weights and balances mechanism malfunction."

Pros: "cheap price"
Cons: "everything else"

Cons: "I had to pay $9 for 2 cans of soda and 2 small snacks. You could only pay be credit card and it had the option of leaving a tip! They charge too much for little things that other airlines include for free."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Delays, late bags, poor service"

Cons: "I paid so much for a seat when the plane was empty and people were shuffling around anyway. I also paid $40 for a carry-on and was then told that I didn't have to because my bad was so small. In addition, baggages are non-refundable. I won't be taking Frontier again. :("

Pros: "stewardess was nice"
Cons: "late arrival in Denver, then, "not enough staff "to unload us and get us into the terminal-waited in plan almost an hour . 1 hour Late takeoff from Denver. plane seat does not recline, tight I wont take frontier again"

Cons: "Lost my bag, enough said"

Pros: "The competence of the on board personnel."
Cons: "The lack of communication with passengers at the gate."

Cons: "Both flights were delayed by three hours with no explanation for the delays."

Pros: "Nothing I got stuck at Denver airport for 23 hours. From 11pm until 10pm the next night was when they offered me to fly back home."
Cons: "Really no care for the passengers."

Cons: "Charged for every additional thing so the cost of the ticket was not true."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Same as above"

Pros: "Nothing"

Pros: "Fast check in"
Cons: "Outdated"

Pros: "Upgraded us!"
Cons: "Told us the Wrong carrosol for our baggage."

Cons: "Horrible costumer service, charge $40 for a carry on"

Pros: "Boarding was quick"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "My name was spelled wrong, was busy 30 minutes on Denver airport to sort that our. Never received a artillery"

Pros: "Everything was great !!!"

Pros: "Honestly, I can't think of one thing I really like. The restrooms were clean..."
Cons: "I felt the check in process on the website was misleading. I had to read multiple times for carrying on my bag, and ended up paying $30 because I thought if I didn't pay while checking in on line that I would end up paying $60 at the gate to carry on."

Pros: "Love that there is a direct sfo to cvg!"

Pros: "Isle seat"
Cons: "All else"

Cons: "You have to pay to reserve a seat."

Cons: "I didn't like the plane features. It's typically standard to have at least one tv on the plane so passengers have some form of entertainment. This plane did not have any features on it."

Pros: "Low price"
Cons: "Could not buy sandwich on plane. I was hungry all day."

Cons: "They tried to charge for overhead space."

Pros: "Easy to check in. Everyone very helpful and friendly."
Cons: "No criticisms"

Cons: "A little noisy"

Pros: "Great company, good service, no complaints"
Cons: "You have to pay for food"

Pros: "No service issues. Our seats were arranged so the family was together for no charge. We were given a bottle of water to mix baby formula for no charge."
Cons: "Hard seats"

Cons: "Bag was lost. Office doesn’t answer the phone when I can to find it. It’s been ridiculous."

Cons: "Very late."

Pros: "That the pilot gave us an account of why the plane hadn’t taken off when it should have. he also told us if the great things coming with spirit airlines. The ticket agent let go the fact that despite my removing items from my suitcase it still remained heavy. I felt like he cared. It put a great smile on my face. I felt special as opposed to being nicked and dined like I usually feel with Sprit."
Cons: "Being nickeled and dinmed. Paying $3. for a can of soda."

Pros: "It was a smooth flight, smooth landing and professional personnel."

Pros: "Flew spirit a few years ago to Vegas and had an awful experience. I will say this experience was much better. I will now continue to consider spirit airlines for my travel."

Pros: "Love the priceand the new plane"
Cons: "One flight attendant was very rude and unprofessional. I am filing a formal complaint on how she treated my child."

Cons: "Baggage fees and size restrictions"

Pros: "Spirit doesn’t have screens at the airport to tell you which gate they are flying out of - must cost too much - only American airlines has them and i thought they were for the whole airport - how can you tell? so i went to the gate that said san diego - the only one. waited in line. find out as near the last one to board that i was at the wrong gate."
Cons: "had to run to my flight leaving at the same time about 10 minutes away in an by running. Didn’t make it and Spirit only flies to San Diego once a day. So i miss Thanksgiving dinner with my family. So i have to go back to my apartment, an hour by subway, and come back tomorrow. First and last time flying with Spirit."

Pros: "Nothing interesting to share or comment on this"
Cons: "Sprit Airlines has charged me additional $52 for cabin luggage, which is very high when compare to other airline operators. The service is very poor even for water it is charged, for such a long trip from Chicago to San Diego. Seating are very bad ...."

Cons: "I did not like be charged for every little thing. I can't believe that even water was $3. The airline claims to offer lower rates, but they get you in the end with all the extra charges for seats, carry ons, beverages."

Pros: "I wish I had known that they charge BOTH for carrying on AND for checking a bag. I probably would have spent more money to fly a different airline in more comfort. I wish Kayak had made that a little clearer."

Pros: "The flight was cheap and I knew that would cost us in comfort but the cost effectiveness out weighed the lack of space. Overall the staff was friendly and the process of boarding was a breeze."
Cons: "Food was expensive if that was the route you chose to do."

Pros: "Prompt, took off on time. Seat was excellent."
Cons: "Nothing comes to mind"

Pros: "The crew was nice overall. You can have coffee raffles for free. Seats weren't too bad for 5 hours flights."
Cons: "The Microphones were too loud. the crew talked too much trying to sell the rewards card. It was frustrating that the carry on is too expensive. I paid $100 total for my carry on. I thought I was saving money using this airline but I end up paying more for fewer services. My flight was 5 house flight with no wifi service. nothing to entertain with. I don't think I would take this airline again unless its 1-hour flight with no carry-on."

Pros: "The flight was great, the flight attendants also were very helpful and very nice great personalities which is always nice to find. Overall the four-hour experience was a nice experience thank you spirit"

Pros: "Everything and everyone were excellent. I was pleasantly surprised."

Cons: "Mechanical issues. Initially, airline tried to fly with a fuel leak, until they learned the fuel leak was not within the plane manufacturer's tolerance for safety. They then made me wait 9 hours in the airport for them to bring another plane. It appears that they delayed flying in a new plane until after they tried to fix the fuel leak for approximately 2-3 hours. At the end of this ordeal, they provided only a $50 credit for their airline and a $7 voucher to buy a coffee in the airport. I will never fly this airline again."

Pros: "Absolutely nothing"
Cons: "From the minute after booking my flight there were problems. The confirmation page with my flight details had the wrong flight. I had to talk to someone who I could hardly understand for over an hour to correct this issue. When I arrived for my flight it had been delayed 3 hours, then delayed 4 hours, then cancelled. Had to go back to the ticket desk where 100 other unhappy travelers had to wait for 3 ticket desk agents that were offering to reschedule my flight for the same time the following day. My confidence this airline would actually follow through with my new travel arrangements were absolutely zero. I requested a full refund and was unable to fulfill my travel plans. I would never book a flight on spirit airlines again and would go out of my way to prevent anyone I know from making the same mistake. Such a horrible excuse for an airline!!"

Pros: "It's over"
Cons: "$$for carry on, cost for H20. 30 min late. Bad customer service"

Pros: "The flight was on time."
Cons: "$30 service charge because we needed help with my 92 yr old mother-in-law and had to talk to an agent. Never again will we travel Spirit."

Pros: "on time"
Cons: "The airline is overcharging! Before I left, I googled "spirit airlines baggage". I made sure that my personal bag and carry-on are within the required size. The website does not say that carry-on will be charged. At the counter, I was charged $55 for the carry-on. It is a light carry-on (I basically just had a sleeping bag). On the return flight, I protested for being charged for the carry-on because the website did not clearly say carry-on would be charged. The ladies at the desk then asked me to pay $100+ for my carry-on. $100+ is the price one would have to pay upon boarding without having paid for luggage. I ended up paying $65.00 for the carry-on because I did not pay for it at the check-in counter. I was flying to O'Hare earlier that day so there was no need for me to go outside to get the boarding pass and pay for the carry-on. Still I was asked to pay $65. With my air fare being just about $125, it is unbelievable that I had to pay $120 for a carry-on. I had heard of an NPR interview about the frugality of this airline and I am in favor of it. But it is deceiving to charge low airfiar only to get it back with charging excessively on the carry-on. If the carry-on has to be charged, they should clearly highlight it on the website so customers are alerted. In addition, it is also an unfair practice to other airlines. Had I known that I’d pay $200+ for the airfare to go on Spirit, I would have chosen a different airline. I plan to write to the Spirit and other agencies."

Pros: "Flight was smooth"
Cons: "too many charges. Luggage took about 35-40 min to come out."

Pros: "Flight attented were nice"
Cons: "Delayed 45 min waiting 4 a crew member. On time to arrive but it was unprofessional we had to wait. Sits are bad, don't even go back"

Pros: "Good amount of restrooms,"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats bad food selection"

Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "The return was a bit better than my flight to Chicago.....REAL reclining seats with wrap around headrests.....think Southwest."
Cons: "Could not check in online NOR pay for baggage prior to flight because I flat out REFUSE to provide them with my email address for them to sell to offset their "bargain" prices so I had to at the ticketing counter. I explained what had happened, however the agent, who was as useless as teets on a boar, wouldn't hear of it & charged me full price. Now mind you, it cost MORE to check 2 bags going & coming than it did for my round trip ticket. In addition to this, they lost my garment bag containing my brand new suit purchased to attend the funeral; the reason for this trip. I can only hope that there is a scandal against this airline (nobody getting hurt, mind you) that closes the doors but forces them to provide the crews adequate severance packages to find work at a competitor."

Cons: "SEATS VERY UNCOMFORTABLE CAN'T EVEN HAVE A GLASS OF WATER WITHOUT PAYING FOR IT WILL NEVER FLY SPIRIT AGAIN AND THE PLANE WAS DIRTY"

Pros: "Not a damm thing!!!!!"
Cons: "How about everything!!!!!! Worst experience with an airline!!!! How Spirit Airline stays in business is beyond me! If you are smart Kayak you would disassociate yourself with them. Their reputation will pull yours down. They nickel and dime you to death making your flight more expensive than if you went on any other carrier! My blood pressure went sky high after dealing with anyone associated with Spirit from their customer service people to their check-in people who were like robots. They went thru the motions with no emotions. Try to get boarding passes printed up is a nightmare! How about the two flight attendants that we're sleeping in the galley!"

Pros: "The plane"
Cons: "The plane"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Seats are ungodly uncomfortable, they done recline and hardly any cushioning"

Pros: "Your flight staff (flight attendants) are always great."
Cons: "I attempted to purchase luggage before each of my flights (departure and return) and the website would not allow it. I called the customer service number multiple times and it said they were experiencing technical difficulties. I was forced to purchase luggage allowance at the airport on both flights and was forced to pay a much larger amount that what I normally would have had to pay if the website was working. This excessive fee really makes the option of flying spirit less economical, frustrating, and really obliterates any reason to fly with your airline. Additionally, I was able to purchase seating before my flight- but on my return flight they put me in a seat that I did not pay for. The flight attendant did make a correction. Your staff at the main terminals is consistently extremely slow, unfortunately. I really like the flight attendants, they are always great. However, due to the above mentioned issues I have had recurrently, I will certainly be reluctant to purchase Spirit flights in the future"

Cons: "Late boarding due to delays from previous flight."

Cons: "Baggage restrictions are ridiculous. Especially that your checked bag can't be more than 50 lbs, and that before I booked a spirit flight I called to make sure that my checked baggage would be free of charge, as I am a military spouse. I was told it would be, but then during online check in I was told that it was not. I would not have booked with spirit if I had known this in advance."

Pros: "The big seat that I upgraded to for $35 one way was nice - essentially a business class seat. The crew were helpful and pleasant, and the boarding process was well-organized."
Cons: "If I had known the philosophy of this airline ("bare fare" plus pay more than average prices for all other upgrades, including water on the flight), I never would have booked with this airline. Checked luggage is more expensive with Spirit than with other airlines, and fees are almost double at the airport if you don't pay ahead of time. Carry on bags are also an extra fee; only your personal item is free. If you have orthopedic challenges and a long flight, pick a different airline - only the extra cost seats ($35 each way) recline at all. This airline was more expensive to fly than the airlines I normally fly, once I added what I consider to be basic needs. It would have been nice to have this information (especially about the seats) available when I booked on Kayak."

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "the baggage fees check process took too long not enough ground staff to make check in process faster or efficient on flight staff unfriendly"

Pros: "Uncomfortable seats that didn't recline, high prices to choose seat and bring carry on's."

Pros: "Just about everything! I love the idea of a no-frills airline and only paying for the extras I need. Make sure to eat a solid meal and hydrate beforehand, and bring a book, magazine, or laptop along to stay entertained -- because there's not much in the way of in-flight literature unless you like reading the purchase options menu over and over again!"
Cons: "I was unable to make my checked bag reservation online the night before (as recommended) because of a website error -- this cost me an extra $10 the next day. Not bank-breaking, but it was a slightly frustrating waste of time. I would recommend the airline offer the discount up until kiosk ticketing to save both parties the consequence of technical difficulties."

Pros: "Free upgrade to emergency row."
Cons: "Nothing."

Pros: "The flight was fine"
Cons: "The check in at ohare before going through security was terrible. There was a line of 6 people and 3 people working the counter- it took over a half hour. They were extremely slow, unmotivated, and overall unpleasant. They were rude, telling me I showed up late and that I should have showed up at the original flight time even though I had gotten an email that morning staying my flight was delayed. I'm not sure why you would show up for the original flight time when your company emails the passengers to notify everyone the flight is late."

Pros: "It got me to my destination and did not lose my bags"
Cons: "Fees for everything. Seats do not recline. Flight attendants did not seem to care about their job"

Pros: "Returning home on time"
Cons: "confusion at ohare late notice on flight changed"

Cons: "Spirit is very difficult to deal with. If you have any problems it will snowball out of control quickly because of their poor customer service."

Pros: "When I thought the ticket was cheap. Untill I was charged $55 for a carry on and even more for checked baggage. Also was nice that I saved $15 prepaying for "carry on" on my return flight..... Even though I spent an hour (of my vacation) trying to find someone with LTE so I could sign in to my email on a strangers phone to check in."
Cons: "Rude crew on return flight. When did they stop coming around with beverage cart. I recall they had it in November"

Cons: "The seats were too crammed together."

Cons: "$55 carry on bag. Poor booking advice."

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "No consideration for disabled"

Pros: "Low cost at first look."
Cons: "Way to many potential fees or up-charges."

Cons: "It was cancelled and I'm having trouble getting a refund."

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "Having to pay for bags including carry on. Having to pay for seats after I already paid for the flight. Crew was not helpful, they sat in the jump seats during the entire flight. The "fast bag check in" was an hour long. I will make it a point to share my horrible experience with everyone to make sure they do not book with Sprit airline!"

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