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Average price round-trip

$317 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

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$147 or less

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$108 or less

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Top 4 airlines serving North Carolina to Des Moines

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

7.9
Delta
Overall score based on 28,799 reviews
8.1
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
8.5
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
7.5
Food
Airline reviews

Cons: "Terrible delays"

Pros: "Smooth flying!"
Cons: "Better & more snacks.....no ice?"

Pros: "As always the Delta crew was super friendly and helpful and made the trip very enjoyable."
Cons: "Everything was perfect"

Pros: "Plane was held for at least 40+ min for additional passengers. I was in First Class and no drinks were offered until another passenger complained and then the flight team took a a burden to have to offer anything."
Cons: "New Flight crew."

Cons: "Great flight"

Pros: "I liked that is was a short flight"
Cons: "Plan was old. Seats not comfortable. Plane not clean. Flight attendants not attentive. A lady stored her carry-on on the floor in front of her and she was in the emergency row! Attendant walked by before takeoff and said nothing! Really?!"

Pros: "Amazing crew as always"
Cons: "Wifi on smaller hoppers"

Cons: "The flight attendant did not want to be there."

Cons: "There was a lot of turbulence and people screaming in fear, it always makes me feel better when the crew says something reassuring to make people less anxious."

Cons: "Late boarding. Slow de-boarding."

Cons: "Change the movies more ofti"

Pros: "Helpful"
Cons: "More print media to read on"

Pros: "Everything was fine. Delta did a great job."
Cons: "The kid screaming in my ear for 3 hours"

Cons: "Seats very tight!"

Pros: "Great service from ground and flight crew."
Cons: "Not comfortable on today’s packed planes"

Pros: "Service on tme"
Cons: "Small plan"

Pros: "Quick and easy."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "On time. Seat upgraded seat to Delta Comfort plus, courteous flight crew, music before take off and landing."

Cons: "Almost an hour late leaving the gate."

Pros: "Upgrade to ComfortPlus"

Pros: "The crew was nice."
Cons: "This was an older, smaller plane and it had more leg room. Appears I’ll have to start checking Delta to see what birds flying the leg."

Cons: "Both Virgin plans needed a deep cleaning."

Pros: "I like that I had a window seat with enough space to stretch my legs and look at the view."
Cons: "I was shy about 45 min of boarding my flight. I didn't want to do self check out because I wanted to make sure my Itinerary was right so I went to a clerk. She did my boarding pass by verifying who I was and by my Id and printed out. I then go to security they asked for my Id and boarding pass. I gave it to them and she was like Ingrad is not your name doesn't match your ID. I said no it doesn't your going to have to go back up and get my boarding pass redone again. I was Furious and frustrated because I didn't want to miss my flight over a mix up from one of your Clerks and at the time she never asked me if I wanted a window seat or not . This made for a bad experience going to Atlanta but I was grateful that I didn't miss my flight."

Pros: "It was a short easy flight that actually landed early."
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Great. Love first class whenever price allows."

Cons: "The flight was cancelled. Kayak should know that. I got about 15 message s from you about a flight that was cancelled 24 hrs ago. That is not helpful."

Cons: "My initial flight was changed from 9 am to 5:55 am.... this is. It what I wanted or I would have purchased it. On this flight we had a 3.5 hour delay for mechanical!!!"

Cons: "Not enough room. Could have better technology and better food choices."

Pros: "Great"
Cons: "Too many announcements"

Pros: "Costmer service great"

Pros: "The plane went where it was supposed to go."

Pros: "Arriving to the destination"

Pros: "Good food and movies. Comfy seating with plenty of room."

Pros: "Flight was comfortable. Short, sweet, and landed before I knew it. Boarding was a smooth process."
Cons: "The flight crew and service on the plane was fine. My biggest complaint was at the baggage drop off at the airport, where there was quite a long line without any crew members assisting us. A five to ten minute wait is fine, but a fifteen minute wait, with only three crew members compared to the other airlines? By the time I dropped off my baggage, the other airlines were finished with their customers, and there was still quite a line behind me."

Pros: "was comfortable to be able to sleep"
Cons: "delayed start"

Pros: "Movies"
Cons: "Not supplying headphones Crew not to helpful, one unpolite Refreshments ridiculous"

Pros: "Service"
Cons: "Comfort"

Pros: "Great!"
Cons: "Great!"

Pros: "The plane was not very full and I was selected to move be from row 30 to row 16. All seats in that row were empty. That was very nice."

Cons: "After more than an hour on the tarmac.. would be nice to have water availatfor passengers."

Cons: "When I was transferred to Delta's website to book, the date was reset to 6 months in the future. It happened to be the same Monday the 26th so that's why I didn't notice. Delta refused to refund my money. This was a terrible experience and I plan not to use Kayak or Delta again!"

Pros: "Flight and service were fine. Because there was a long delay, the ticket agents supplied free sandwiches, drinks, salads, and coloring books and tried to engage the waiting passengers with games. I won a $50 Delta gift certificate! The captain had good communication with the passengers to keep us informed."
Cons: "Flight was delayed 4 1/2 hours because no crew was available."

Pros: "When I finally got on a flight (see what I didn't like), the crew was very helpful and the flight was comfortable."
Cons: "When I checked in online, I received boarding passes for the first two legs of the trip, but was told to see a gate agent in Amsterdam for the boarding pass for that flight. It turns out that there was a problem, attributed by one of the KLM staff that I talked with to "a communication problem between Delta and KLM." As a result, I was finally given a stand-by boarding pass. Since the flight was full, I was denied boarding. After hours of trying to figure this out, the KLM staff put me on a flight for the next day and organized a stay at an airport hotel. The KLM staff were very nice, but it seemed to take a very long time to figure this out. They also failed to note that the denial of boarding in the records, which caused a problem in my return flight. The upshot: I missed a follow-on flight to Budapest and had to pay a huge rebooking fee for that missed flight. I also missed a day of my vacation."

Pros: "I needed to change my flight because my international flight from Buenos Aires was delayed due to a national work stoppage and I would miss my scheduled Delta flight from JFK to SAV. The cost difference to take a flight later the same day was exorbitant (over a $500 additional cost to the price of the original ticket) so we elected to fly back to SAV two days later. I do not understand how airlines can get away with charging such exorbitant ticket prices--these prices should be regulated!"

Cons: "Too many boarding calls for different levels of service."

Pros: "Everything was great! It is however a mystery why the attendants find it hard to smile once in a while. They were all attentive which is more important than serving with a smile."

Pros: "I liked the in-flight entertainment and the crew was very pleasant"
Cons: "The seats are awful. If you're 6 ft or taller, your legs barely fit if at all. Boarding is ridiculous."

Pros: "The airport in Belize is much more managemable than most in the US."
Cons: "Slightly crowded waiting area"

Cons: "More leg room"

Pros: "Flight was on time. They fed us two meals."
Cons: "Seats in coach are incredibly cramped, and blankets are comically small. The food was pretty terrible and the vegetarian option not particularly nutritious."

Pros: "The crew were great and the flight was quick."
Cons: "The blankets are really thin and so we were cold. They do not offer eye masks anymore. So sad"

Pros: "Crew was kind & friendly. They found my wife and I empty seats where we could stretch out. Food was great too. No complaints."
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "Boarding, entertainment"
Cons: "Arm rests were immobile, meaning could not take advantage of empty seat next to me."

Pros: "I like the fact that I made it to London alive. The turbulence was so bad and the pilot never came on and reassured us I was shaking and nervous all the way across the ocean"
Cons: "The boarding issue to me is a big problem you should put the conditions of the ticket up front and center for example boarding last when you are on an international flight with bags that need to be put in the overhead is a big problem having to pay for each seed internationally for each leg of the trip made my ticket just as expensive as if I had bought it from a regular company never again will I use your service rip off rip off. Once you buy the ticket then you send clarification letting the passenger know they have no rights I had no right to anything I was wondering if they were going to tell me I had to clean the plane in order to be transported from New York to Spain. A satisfied customer is a repeat customer you got over on me once but never again"

Cons: "Having to pay AGAIN for a seat choice. AND IBWAS MADE TO CHECK MY XARRY-ON BAG ALL THE WAY THRU TO ROME! WHY. WHY couldn't it only be checked to Philadelphia.?. That has taken place on other flights. Should not require checking a carry-on all the way thru on an international flight."

Cons: "Seats were too narrow and distance between sets is too small"

Pros: "Direct flight Good crew"

Pros: "Crew was extremely helpful on boarding and on flight. Breezed through Passport area. Everyone went our of his/her way to answer our questions and then make suggestions."

Pros: "Great entertainment. Ok food and drinks. Newer777."
Cons: "Long flights are pure torture in these small seats."

Pros: "Food was edible, flight left early, arrived early in philadelpia, the customer service helped out it my baggage."

Pros: "Super smooth flight - it’s an average commuter flight - no fancy bells and whistles."
Cons: "The legroom sucked. I’m 6’1”, and my knees were up against the seat in front of me."

Pros: "Economy class seats better than UA."
Cons: "Economy class seats always have room for improvement."

Pros: "Not over crowded and friendly crew."
Cons: "N/A"

Pros: "The crew we're very pleasant & friendly. The flight was on time even though we sat in the runway for a bit."
Cons: "Having to pay 3 Euros for a cup of coffee. And the seats were very uncomfortable."

Pros: "But the crew was great!"

Pros: "New aircraft with good entertainment system. Did not crash."
Cons: "Very tight seat spacing in pitch and width. Screen did not tilt so even with the very minimal backrest recline viewing was not ideal. This was to "punish" me for not buying the various seating upcharges American tag onto the ticket price. It was a low cost ticket on a very convenient transatlantic flight from RDU, "Easyjet" pricing brings "Easyjet" seating. I have flow a lot, 3MM miles on UA alone, and this reminded me why AA did not get much of my business! I will have to revert to the "Continentalised" UA (another sore point!)."

Cons: "They were late because of bad scheduling and the gate agent was rude"

Pros: "Pleasant crew; clean and generally comfortable"
Cons: "Check in / baggage drop : long wait ; rather unhelpful personnel at counter."

Pros: "Being able to board early due to husband's disability."
Cons: "Only being provided a warm cup of water. Paid extra $$ for seating with no other liberties provided."

Cons: "Flights out of RDU to Philly were late. AA will not let you get on another flight going to the same destination if your checked luggage has been committed to particular flight beforehand. You have to fly with your luggage."

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Very cold on board"

Pros: "Was able to store my carry on and arrived early"

Pros: "Safe, efficient and pleasant flight. I would fly American again. I appreciate getting a soda and snack included."
Cons: "No movie. I got "spoiled" on flight from Seattle to Phoenix with a movie perk. Was looking forward to another on the 2nd leg of our trip. I thought maybe it was an "American" thing. ... but apparently just got lucky on first leg."

Pros: "Love the direct flights from RDU to West Coast. Wish there were more cities on the list. The flight was delayed about 45 minutes after we boarded for take off. I hate sitting on planes idling. The seats are already uncomfortable, then add more time onto that to sit. But we made up the time in the air for an on time arrival. Hmmmm?"
Cons: "For a 5 hour flight at dinner time and then the 3 hour time change, the snacks provided are not enough. You just have to remember to bring food on the plane and then risk annoying your fellow passengers with the food/dinner dining space. More checks of drinks would be nice too. Cost cutting measures, but minimal considering a packed flight and pretty high ticket price."

Pros: "- Great entertainment system and choices - Timely departure and arrival"
Cons: "- Marginal seat and leg room comfort for a 5'11'', 180lbs passenger"

Pros: "Boarding, staff, service, arrival all great"
Cons: "No issues"

Pros: "Previous flight was awful but this flight was good. Everything was new and felt like first class."
Cons: "Remodeling old plans if not getting new ones"

Pros: "Lots of space and very accommodating. The updates via email were helpful"

Pros: "Great crew, early boarding and early departure."
Cons: "Not every seat has electrical outlets. very few poorly spaced screens. Food is average. Seats don't reckine very far. I'm told it's worth catching the British Air flight from Philly bc the planes are better with a screen at each seat"

Pros: "Slick boarding"
Cons: "No movies on way out."

Pros: "Everything was good."

Pros: "Upon leaving Raleigh, N.C. Our plane was carrying a fallen soldier and a marine who accompanied him . They announced this and gave the other passengers the opportunity to walk to an area to watch the very solemn ceremony. It was all done with respect and handled timely. The flight still left as scheduled and arrived on time. Not that this was the most important part. Even if it had caused me to miss my connecting flight, the ceremony for the fallen hero was more important."

Cons: "Maintenance delay caused me a 4 hour delay getting home on a work night. Going to be a long day tomorrow. Switched connector to United."

Cons: "We could not check in online because we refused to pay for seats that I felt that already purchased or was entitled to one so I bought a ticket. When we got to the airport and checked in they did not put me and my traveling partner together meaning they didn't see them together not to mention. Our flight was delayed and we only have 4 minutes to get from gate a to gate. We got to the gate collected our boarding passes found out we were seated at the very very very back of the plane right next to the restrooms.........NICE"

Cons: "When I booked my flight, I used Kayac like I always have in the past. To begin with, I selected several flights that were listed, only to have it tell me that this flight is no longer offered, which I assume is engineered to get me to select a more expensive flight. Once I finally found a flight that was still available, I selected it and began the process of providing information and selecting seat assignments. On 2 of the 4 legs of the round trip, there were no more seats available except for upgrade seats, which resulted in an extra $100.00+ in charges. Then when I finished the transaction, I noticed an extra $200.00 charge added. End result was that I ended up paying over double what I would normally pay for this same round trip that I have made many many times. I feel, no I know, that some customer relations person will look at this comment and reply with a pre-generated response apologizing and hoping I have a better experience in the future and thank me for using Kayac. Big companies like yours look at one customer as no big deal. I'm a Physician and have the ability to reach out to multitudes. I'm going to make it my mission in life to reach out to as many people as I can through word of mouth, signs in my office, Internet and social media to let them know about the deplorable practices of your company."

Pros: "Not crowd, got a exit row seat. Plenty of room"

Pros: "We landed, eventually."
Cons: "The flight was late. Also, they only accept cash onboard for refreshments. That has the consequence of the crew getting on the PA system asking people for change, and scurrying around the cabin in a desperate shell game exchanging bills. It's 2016. Get with the program and accept credit cards."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Being contacted even though reservation was cancelled the day it was made months ago. Caused unnecessary stress that I needed to call Airline to confirm cancellation."

Pros: "On time"

Pros: "Overall smooth trip and congenial staff."
Cons: "This is coming from a western audience but there could have been more entertainment options."

Pros: "Loved that we were on time and that the counter personal were polite and patient."

Pros: "Gate agent super helpful and nice. Flight attendant gave me two coffees, which was was needed."

Pros: "The crew was awesome and the pilot was honest about how delayed we would be."
Cons: "AA was not upfront or clear on delays at all. The plane was very delayed and they did not communicate clearly."

Pros: "Safe trip"
Cons: "I froze the entire time"

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

Pros: "That we at least made it to Chicago."
Cons: "That the plane coming into Raleigh from Dallas had technical problems so it made us miss our connecting flight in Chicago. I needed to be at work in Des Moines Monday morning at 8 and they bumped us to a flight from Chicago to Des Moines for 12:00 pm Monday afternoon. We had to pay $280 to rent a car and I drove all night and went straight to work without even going home to shower or get ready or anything. My 4 and a half year old son had to endure the whole thing too."

Pros: "The price"
Cons: "Never offered any of the food they were walking by with. Only 1st class got everything"

Pros: "Service, comfort, timeliness."
Cons: "Food was marginal, especially the chicken in the salad, which was petrified."

Pros: "The new premiere plus was pretty nice and roomy with recliner feature and big personal screen. I'll try this again."

Pros: "Flight left on time and arrived almost 30 minutes early."
Cons: "The general shrinking size of airplane seats is ridiculous. And one of the restrooms was not locking properly."

Pros: "Thankful for infight entertainment and wifi"
Cons: "United flight attendants (not former continental) really need attitude overhauls. Customer Service is your job, stop acting as though assisting passengers is an inconvenience to you."

Pros: "Quick and smooth"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "We were asked to be at the airport 8hrs ahead of time, so we arrived 3am. United desk workers arrived at 4am."

Cons: "Pretty much everything I hated, starting from the time they charged me extra 100 bucks for second luggage which was mentioned as free both by kayak and Lufthansa to me, major breach of customer trust. Apart from that the crew was in general rude, didn't find the experience anywhere close to comfort"

Pros: "The plane was clean, airy, comfortable, and not overbooked. The flight attendants treated me very well. Boarding was easy and the gate agent was extra pleasant."
Cons: "The flight attendants were downright rude to some of the other passengers, the ticketing agent had a nasty attitude and made for a very poor "first contact" experience with the airline. The front desk agents at the United Club in EWR were aggressively officious with a lot of the guests that day as well. Overall, customer service was very poor, even though the attendant on the flight were quite nice to me and gave me great service."

Pros: "Economy class is super cramped. One of the flight attendants was unpleasant."

Pros: "Staff seemed efficient"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats, long delay (due to weather)"

Cons: "Gate attendant accused me of trying to get "free extra baggage" when I simply asked whether there would be gate-checking on this particular flight."

Pros: "First class was fine - nothing too special"

Cons: "delay too long"

Pros: "The hospitality of the crew."
Cons: "The amount of snacks that were served."

Cons: "Late night flight to begin with then mechanical issues so more delay which made it later. Chicago ground folks were very good at keeping us informed on the status."

Pros: "Nice and quiet for an early morning flight. Just wish the tv was free the whole time since it was such a short flight it wasn't worth the $$$"

Cons: "Flight cancelled. No accommodations provided"

Pros: "Now that you asked - the seats were pretty comfortable."
Cons: "The snack was adequate but I don't think very healthy. I didn't eat it on the second flight. Not sure what - the plane - wind patterns - pilot - but it was a pretty rocky flight from RDU to DEN. You should give NA as an option cause I didn't use the entertainment"

Pros: "Excelent services and good customer services"

Pros: "Everything went how it should."
Cons: "N/A"

Cons: "Same as above."

Pros: "It landed in Des Moines 30 minutes early."

Pros: "Flight, when it the air, was fine. But..."
Cons: "We arrived from Tampa about 8:00am to discover shortly later that flight 558 would be delayed to 9:30am. Then at 9:30 it was announced the plane is to be delayed to 10:30. Shortly after that announcement it was announced a gate change and further delay to 11:30. Then another delay to 12:20. finally departed."

Pros: "On time"

Pros: "friendly crew. speedy, reliable flight"
Cons: "insufficient overhead storage. could not accommodate the one carry-on and one personal item room for all passengers."

Pros: "I have metal leg braces. The staff was helpful getting me from terminal to terminal. They were very helpful."
Cons: "Having a leg brace makes difficult I am blessed I can move a little without them. I had to move a short distance without my brace. No place to put it back on."

Pros: "Even though the flight was delayed on departure, it did not cause a delayed arrival. The crew was professional and courteous."
Cons: "There was very little legroom in economy seating. My knees touched the back of the next row making a very uncomfortable 5 1/2 hours. I think it is ridiculous to have to pay additional fee (up to $99) for extra legroom. I think it is called "premier economy" seating."

Pros: "All was very good"
Cons: ". Before boarding they said flight was full and there wouldn't be enough room in overhead compartment, so I checked in my carry all. After landing I expected to pick it up as we exited the plane and was told it was on the carousel ."

Pros: "Efficient Boarding"
Cons: "No in seat Video. Free entertainment promised did not work on my laptop."

Pros: "The service and that i could sleep"
Cons: "Gates where too far away in Newark"

Pros: "The plane was exceptionally nice,"
Cons: "Although I purchased my ticket more than four months prior, due to some complication or miscommunication between SAS and US Air, my seat had been filled and someone had to be "bought off the plane" with a voucher and better seat. If someone wouldn't have taken the offer, I would have missed all of my flight waiting on a new connection."

Pros: "Short flight , every thing was good f"
Cons: "Flight was likeable short flight"

Cons: "Small glasses of water were offered very infrequently. Needed much much more"

Pros: "I flew from OKC to Houston and then home to DSM. The price was terrific for a one way flight. I bought at 2:30 am for $130. I checked later the next morning and the price was $455! United Airlines is a great airline. There was a wonderful agent who helped me at the kiosk for check-in. Very friendly. The flight attendant on this flight was very personable."

Pros: "Got there."
Cons: "Small, cramped seating. Outdoor jetway upon arrival."

Cons: "The area around me was very dirty. Made me a bit uncomfortable"

Pros: "the fight left on time and had no issues."
Cons: "The size of the seats. The space between the seats. Would it kill United airlines to give up one row of seats and give people a little more leg room."

Pros: "We were well compensated for a traveling fiasco. Our plane died in Newark. Our new plane wasn't big enough for 12 of us. It was a pretty crummy to spend Easter Sunday at the airport while our entire family celebrated the holiday. I do really appreciate the travel certificates we received for our trouble."
Cons: "As I stated above, we were stuck at the airport for the duration of Easter Sunday. We were supposed to be home by 1:30pm. Kind of a bummer to have wasted the entire holiday; but I guess that's what you get for traveling on holidays."

Cons: "I paid the 25.00 for my small bag which could have easily been a carry on, but I had a purse and small carry bag. I felt that WAY too many folks had backpack and two small carry ones, but by bringing them to the gate - the announcement was made its a full flight so you can check your bag for FREE! Next time, I will not follow the rules and just simply check at gate?? That is message loud and clear from your gate folks."

Pros: "Something to entertainment"
Cons: "Dont have music or screen tv"

Pros: "Nice Flight Crew"
Cons: "There was no leg room what so ever! I am 6 foot tall and around 275 pounds. The seats were made for children, not made for an adult. My seat was so uncomfortable my legs actually went numb, mainly for the fact that I couldn’t move because of how tight the seats were. I have flown many times and this was by far the most uncomfortable flight ever! I will never fly again if this is how planes are going to be."

Cons: "Last row and packed. United not willing to allow you to upgrade while in the plane, and their mobile app does not offer it either. Not to mention the other crew member dead heading and being less than helpful. Customer Service is not their thing."

Pros: "The whole experience was great, plenty of room in the seats and leg room. Fun flight"
Cons: "It was all good . Can't say the same for the flight from Huston to Seattle"

Pros: "After having worked Monday 10 am until 7 pm AND then10 pm to4 am i was exhausted boarding a 6:50 am flight. Needless to say i was asleep before we left the runway. No-one bothered me, and I slept the entire flight. Didn't wake up until we landed in Newark and the tires hit the runway. Thanks United!! I'll def be utilizing your airlines again!!"

Pros: "Plane was very clean and seats were comfy"
Cons: "Flight was delayed and no snacks were handed out."

Pros: "RDU to EWR was fine, but the return flight was way oversold, and we didn't even get seat assignments until it was time to board. I purchased our tickets months ago, checked in 24 hrs before, and did not check bags, but we still had to stand online and keep reminding the gate agents that we did not have seats and that my three year-old had a car seat that needed to go in a window seat. Once on board, the first clas flight attendant was awesome! She helped us fix a seating nightmare (agent had given my 3 y/o a seat by himself) and came back to coach during the flight to give my son some wings and to just check on us. She and our safe arrival are the only aspects of the entire experience that deserve any stars whatsoever."

Pros: "Everything was on time and adequate. That seems to be the standard for a great flight these days."
Cons: "No pretzels or peanuts."

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "A lady on the plane threw up 5 plus times. The vomet got me and other passengers. The flight crew did not clean it up and was very rude. We I complained I was told " Who do I think I am" I responded I am a paying passenger. I am very disappointed in United the way this matter was handled and the nonprofessional attitude of the flight crew. This is a very concerning due to the unsanitary and health risks involved. United should look into this ."

Cons: "no food< no entertainment, crying babies, why can some flights be for adults only?"

Pros: "Smooth Flight"
Cons: "No movies nor Internet"

Pros: "It was a short flight."

Pros: "Nothing. Not even the refund compensated for the lost time and additional expenses incurred from Frontier"
Cons: "6 hour delay. Didn't board plane and still lost our bag"

Pros: "Landing was good"
Cons: "Surprise cost of carry on bags Flight attendents reguests over and over to clean areah"

Cons: "We sat on the tarmac in DSM for an hour!!!"

Cons: "Hidden Fees, thankfully we could afford the extra $20/seat. On the first leg of the flight it was 100 degrees in the cabin, and there were NO beverages available at all. We were told there would be a 5 minute wait on the tarmac before unloading...we've been here for 45 minutes with no end in sight."

Cons: "I contacted Frontier about a week before my flight to let them know my friend I was flying to visit had to make an emergency trip to see her father who was dying of liver failure. On the first attempt I was notified that only immediate family members were would be an excuse but that I could try to request through a different faucet of emergency circumstances. I put through another request and was never contacted. I did not fly to Salt Lake but I was still charged even though they could very well have sold my seat to another person and made double the money for the seat. I am very disappointed with the service I received from Frontier."

Pros: "The ONLY thing I liked about this airline is the leg room on the plane."
Cons: "All other airlines carge $25 for the first checked bag and carry-on is free, naturally I assumed this for Frontier. Frontier, $30. Then you would think the employee checking me into my flight would have told me or warned me about a carry-on fee. I had to find out at the gate that Frontier charges up to $60 for all carry-ons. Now I know why the tickets are so cheap, but if you have any kind of luggage, you might be bettet off just paying what the other airlines are charging for airfare (might be cheaper, especially after Frontier's luggage fees)."

Pros: "I liked that we boarded and left on time."
Cons: "Seat comfort"

Pros: "Visiting with them"
Cons: "Waiting 3 hours"

Pros: "The plane was clean and the attendants very nice"
Cons: "We waited on the tarmac in Denver for a gate from almost 45 minutes. We waited for 1.5 hours for our luggage to reach the baggage claim area."

Cons: "Ala cart pricing, the sales pitch of the Frontier credit card."

Pros: "Generally the experience was comparable to most flights except that the airline/plain is very stripped down. The seats don't recline, no n flight movies, music, or free drink service."
Cons: "Boarding started 15 minutes late and ended 5 minutes early. They literally announced that boarding would close in 2 minutes 3 minutes after it started. we had to run across the airport to make it on time."

Cons: "It would have been appreciated if at check in they told us you have to pay for carrying on and let us check our bag instead of charging us $60 at the gate and leaving us no other options. Super poor customer service!!!!!!"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Pros: "I enjoyed being in the very front for my flight because it didn't take as long to get off and I was close to the restroom as well."
Cons: "That someone on plane didn't smell too well and my neighbor kept digging and up his nose and putting his fingers in his mouth. I didn't really like you had to pay for a carry-on, along with paying for snacks"

Pros: "Fares. Toll free customer service was very helpful in rescheduling my daughter's flight."
Cons: "Wheelchair service at RDU not contracted with Frontier! Rude flight attendant, making inappropriate and sarcastic announcements! Understaffed check in counter = long delay = delayed departure :("

Cons: "There was delay on the plane due to mechanical issues with cargo door not being able to close The plane was stuffy"

Cons: "Outrageous delays every time I fly this airline. Not worth my money. Ruins plans and vacations."

Pros: "The process of boarding with assigned seats is excellent."
Cons: "I don't like how Frontier nickle and dime you to death. This was my first flight with them and don't agree with the luggage rates. I rather pay the higher ticket fee."

Pros: "The price was super, plane nice , people were great"
Cons: "It was extreemly hard to check in. took several attemps for both flights. Had to repete steps and informaion already entered"

Pros: "Boarded quickly"
Cons: "Boarded quickly to sit forever. We taxied in Chicago for 30 min..."

Cons: "Charge for carry on and drinks"

Pros: "Crew was much more personable and concerned that my luggage would not make it on board because of the late departure from my previous flight."
Cons: "Same no-frills flight."

Cons: "Traveling with a child is trying enough, not to mention a delayed flight too Denver and then on the way back. Poor communication from staff letting the restless passengers know what was going on .... flight attendants were not friendly, didn't even acknowledge our child. The seat back trays were awful and poorly designed."

Pros: "we had a sudden storm which required us to hold for over an hour before landing. Crew was very professional and pilot excellent to get us down after an hour and a half delay."

Pros: "Not a single thing. Horrible experience completely."
Cons: "The crew was rude and disrespectful. The entire trip was uncomfortable, ridiculously over priced for the quality of the crew and horrible all around."

Pros: "Direct flight"
Cons: "Paying for seat; paying for any refreshments besides water;"

Pros: "I'd rate it excellent if the carry on where not charged and the seat had some cushion and more leg room"
Cons: "Flight time Boarding on time and organized Arm rest is small"

Cons: "I was disappointed to find out I had to purchase my seat and that there was a carry-on fee for both legs of my trip ($86 on top of the ticket price)! I felt very misled. I would rather see a base price seat included in the ticket price with the option to upgrade if desired. Also, why a carry-on fee would be more than a checked bag fee I'm not sure. The website was not easily navigated either. Disappointing!"

Pros: "This was my second time flying Frontier. The first flight I felt very much little cattle. I also felt that they did everything for the dollar. This trip was very different however. Their customer service was fantastic and they were extremely accommodating, helping me move my seat closer to the restroom. (I'm 8 months pregnant!) The ground staff and the flight crew were wonderful."
Cons: "I hate that baggage is so expensive."

Pros: "Courtesy& efficiency of the crew"
Cons: "nothing"

Pros: "This was my first airplane flight ever. I was extremely anxious. However I don't think it could have gone better. I had a cat with me and everyone was welcoming."
Cons: "The only things I'm upset about it there were no healthy options on the menu. Even sodas like Izzie or some Bolthouse Farm/Naked juices would be nice to have for those who avoid anything processed. Fresh fruit would be good too. i was also shocked that I had to pay $80 extra for my ONE bag to fly to and fro, and that my cat had to count as my personal item so I had no choice but to pay for one. I believe we should have a free personal item and 1 free carry on."

Pros: "Awesome helpful flight attendants. My bag needed to be moved because it wouldn't fit in front of my feet and the flight attendant moved it for me."

Cons: "Had to pay for snacks so I did not get any."

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

Pros: "The staff at the counter in Raleigh was very helpful and the flight crew was great. The lady at the counter there took extra time to help get us seats next to each other."
Cons: "It was not clearly stated that carry-on luggage would be charged $45 per item. This is an unusual policy and should have been clearly and prominently stated when purchasing the ticket. With my wife and I this added $90 to our combined ticket price and we would have flown a different airline had we known this. It seemed like a trick to get folks to pick a cheaper ticket only to make up the cost at the door what an individual would have paid for a competing ticket."

Pros: "Smooth flight, on time"
Cons: "The staff could have been friendlier"

Pros: "Uneventful flight"
Cons: "I asked the attendant for water, but he never brought it to me."

Cons: "At no point was there any info telling us about carry on bag charges. This added a 150 unexpected expense to our trip just for carry ons. Would have chosen a different flight of I would have known. Will never fly frontier airlines again. And will tell everyone I know that is planning on traveling what a terrible experience we had with them."

Pros: "Other than waiting a long time, everything else was fine."
Cons: "The flight left 40 minutes late and then once I got to baggage claim, it took 30 minutes for the bags to come out. Extremely long delay made me late to where I was going."

Pros: "Flight was amazing! I could not tell when we took off or when we landed! Smooth Flight! Awseome flight crew!"
Cons: "I was Excited about the cost of the flight! ($375.00) However, I was very disappointed about being charged for baggage(carry on and checkin $65 one way total of $130.00) and beverages (sodas and juice). Ummm? Had I known about all the fine print I probably would have gone with a different airline atleast I would have not been caught off guard after booking the flight."

Pros: "The only good thing about the flight was the friendly crew and the skill of the pilot. He had the best landing I've ever experienced."
Cons: "The seats the comfort sucked we have no space at all. The boarding took forever."

Cons: "The planes are so so uncomfortable. I would never choose frontier again unless the route was significantly better (i.e. Nonstop) than any other airlines. I would pay a lot more to avoid frontier otherwise."

Pros: "Crew = funny and helpful."
Cons: "We were on the plane for two hours before taking off, and the crew promised us a voucher that we would get in our emails, but I didn't get anything. Why didn't they check for maintenance problems before boarding everyone? And why did it take 40+ minutes for the maintenance workers to show up to fix the problem?"

Pros: "Boarding was fabulously easy."
Cons: "I did not know during booking about the carry-on fee or the seat fee (!!!! though I later learned that if you didn't select a fee for a seat they would assign you whatever was left, not that that is appealing). You had to pay for everything except water. There was no in-flight entertainment at all. Trays were tiny. I will never fly this airlines again."

Pros: "The crew's sense of humor made the mundane interesting."
Cons: "There was nothing special about the flight. It lacked any reason for me to want to fly frontier and be loyal."

Pros: "The price.. and thats it."
Cons: "Too much to mention"

Pros: "Low fare initially, but gouged by all the extra fees--carry on luggage, seat choice, even beverages weren't complimentary"
Cons: "No personal touch. All very formal and impersonal. Uncomfortable flight."

Pros: "Positive attitudes among flight staff Loved the polar bear decals on the wings Comfortable and relaxing flight"
Cons: "Only a lag with the check in counter machines"

Pros: "The flight was great,being that it was my first time fying."
Cons: "The restrooms have absolutely no elbow room, nor there was not enough space for anything, especially for a three hour flight from RDU-DEN"

Pros: "The physical flight was fine"
Cons: "Where do I begin? This airline is obviously attempting to maximize their profits but so much at the expense of passengers. There is no comfort in flying in an upright position for many hours. In fact, sitting aboard this flight felt like torture. I will never if at all possible fly on this airline again. I will recommend to my friends that they pay a bit extra to fly another airline. I mean they've all cut corners but Frontier has gone the extra mile in putting profits over any decent airline accommodation. I sincerely hope you guys go out of business."

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