Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Oakland to Fort Myers
There are no direct flights from Oakland to Fort Myers. The quickest journey takes 9h 23m.
In the last 72 hours, the cheapest one-way ticket from Oakland to Fort Myers found on KAYAK was with Spirit Airlines for $64. Spirit Airlines proposed a round-trip connection from $168 and Frontier from $272.
Your flight ticket price will generally be cheaper if you fly to Fort Myers on a Monday and more expensive on a Thursday. On your return trip to Oakland, you should consider flying back on a Wednesday, and avoid Saturdays for better deals.
On your way to Fort Myers, you’ll fly out from Oakland. You’ll be landing at Fort Myers SW Florida Intl.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "I was given an exit row seat since there were so many open seats and it reminded me of flying before 9/11. I’m 6’6” and pre9/11 I was always ushered to an exit iris seat. So it was extremely thoughtful of the check-in agent to do that for me."
Cons: "The flight crew, check-in agent everyone was awesome and the flight was a real pleasure."
Cons: "Not enough fruit & cheese boxes Sitting in back We were told they ran out way up front!☹️"
Pros: "Seating comfort was excellent, the interiors were spotless."
Pros: "Friendly crew Free movies helped pass the time"
Pros: "Pretty clean plane"
Cons: "The limited entertainment relative to other types of planes was challenging"
Pros: "The customer service crew helped immensely and quickly booked us a hotel to accommodate us."
Cons: "Our flight to Seattle got delayed, so we missed the connecting flight to anchorage and had to take another flight the next day"
Pros: "the flight itself was comfortable."
Cons: "getting assigned seats earlier."
Pros: "They were okay"
Cons: "They should have use the first class bathroom. There was a long line on coach."
Pros: "The food was quite decent."
Cons: "Gogo wifi kept dropping intermittently. The aircraft looked really old too."
Pros: "Excellent crew. Seats pretty comfortable and fair leg room for economy"
Cons: "Good choices of movies and shows, but was tricky getting access."
Pros: "There was lots of legroom"
Cons: "The WiFi didn’t work"
Pros: "The crew was polite and helpful."
Cons: "Choices of food could have been better, including not running out of items on a 5 hour flight."
Pros: "Service with a smile and offered water"
Cons: "Landing a bit rocky and no gate available with early landing at Seattle airport"
Pros: "Air terminal was great. Rapid TSA throughout. Effective flight attendants."
Cons: "Food was marginal. ENTERTAINMENT was self provided."
Pros: "No a full flight lot o room. Crew was great. Seats were so-so. Good leg room but afte5 5 hours hurts the backside."
Cons: "No being able to watch a movie because the app download prior to take off is in fine print so.. now they get to charge 10 bucks to rent there movie watcher screen."
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "Did not know I had to bring or buy own dinner and breakfast. I didn’t see that written anywhere."
Pros: "Stewardess' we're very friendly."
Pros: "Air vents let very little air flow so it was pretty warm during the entire 5 1/2 hrflight. 737-900 has lane."
Cons: "Temp was warm"
Cons: "The premium seats that I paid to upgrade to were too narrow and the arm rests didn’t move"
Cons: "Gate was changed and without wheelchair was difficult to get to correct gate. No Alaska boarding people came to our gate to tell us of gate change"
Pros: "Customer service both on the phone and in person wede professional, friendly, and accommodating. They went out of their way to make our trip as comfortable as possible."
Cons: "I, honestly, have no complaints about this flight."
Pros: "Great flight, lots of attention by crew. Arrived early!"
Cons: "I upgraded seats for $99. Compared to Hawaiian Airlines upgrade for $80 return trip from Honolulu to Oakland, Alaskan was disappointing. One older stewardess with long blk/grey hair and glasses was rude. I asked her a question and she told me to sit down. I was waiting to use the restroom. Must have been a bad day for her. We were fed on Hawaiian which was a treat."
Pros: "Arrived early Attendants were friendly"
Pros: "Great service on time"
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Seats could be more comfortable."
Pros: "The service the last time I called"
Pros: "Quick flight"
Cons: "Flight was delayed and I'm not really sure why."
Pros: "I liked how the captain came thru the plane talking to everyone and engaging. I didn’t try any food so not sure how it was but the coffee I had tasted burnt. I didn’t use the entertainment available but the WiFi was so slow I was unable to use my device."
Cons: "Most of the plane was asked to use the back restrooms which caused quite a line for quite some time."
Pros: "Travel time, good flt crew and flt."
Cons: "Seats were to short"
Pros: "I'm glad it was a short flight!"
Cons: "It was hot. Really, really hot. They were talking about taking us back to our destination, but that call, positive or negative, should have been made before the flight as we didn't have equipment failure post-boarding. The idea that we'd go back is ludicrous if we'd already pushed from the gate. Get it together, Alaska."
Pros: "tablets were perfect for my seven year old."
Pros: "Extremely friendly crew and they were very apologetic for the delay. Very comfortable flight"
Cons: "There was a one hour delay and I really wish I had gotten an email telling me about it before I left"
Cons: "The flight was delayed."
Pros: "Flight attendant were super nice and friendly"
Pros: "The boarding process was unhurried and they offered free checked bags to keep the overhead storage from overflowing."
Cons: "The noise level in the cabin was high. I'm glad that I have Bose noise-cancelling headphones."
Pros: "Flight personnel were focused and expedient. We arrived on time."
Cons: "First time flying Alaska outside of the Mainland. For a five hour flight, surprised there were no complementary meal service. Only beverage cart services. Flying five hours to Maui, Hawaii is a bit different than a 1 hour flight to Portland or Seattle. Price of Alaska economy ticket no less than their next competitor (i.e., Hawaiian Air, etc.) on the same flight route offering meal service. May want to rethink pricing model?"
Pros: "Cabin crew were very nice."
Pros: "the upside was that legroom was ok--i'm 6'2". plane did leave on time."
Cons: "1) not that alaska does any worse than others, but boarding is increasingly unpleasant. 5 grades of 'rewards' groups boards, then children, then military, then the elderly, etc. by the time people who paid full fair for their tickets board there's no overhead space left. by charging for any checked bags, the airlines are creating a very stressful and disorganized boarding experience; 2) the ambiance is just dull: cheesy music, dull, grey colors, poor lighting, etc. it just feels as if you're in a space designed by someone with no taste--and this is from the company that bought and killed virgin!? 3) the food is the same cheese plate and tapas plate i get on other airlines. 4) no special greeting upon boarding. it wouldn't take much to make the entire experience pleasant, but alaska and others don't feel the need to make the effort."
Pros: "Alaska Airlines has chargers at each seat! So convenient. They also have free messaging, and movies! They also de-board their luggage super quickly - I walked off the plane, grabbed my luggage, and was on my way as quickly as if I only carried-on!"
Pros: "Flight crew was friendly."
Cons: "Nothing the crew could do; weather conditions"
Pros: "The flight attendants were kind."
Cons: "There were several issues with my electronic boarding pass. Both on my way in for this flight and previously on another Alaska Airlines flight."
Cons: "A long line for the aft toilets, and crew told us we couldn't use the empty toilet at the front because first class passengers pay more. This was TWO attendants making people wait when at least one other toilet was open up front on a five hour flight. Is this even legal? Very disappointed in lack of consideration for health and comfort. Thanks for listening."
Pros: "Fast and easy boarding even with a really busy holiday weekend. Clear communication with crew and staff who make sure to make things as easy as possible really made a potentially chaotic boarding really great! The type of plane is noisy, but I was still able to hear the flight attendants and they were patient with the passengers."
Cons: "I can't eat dairy so having a cheesy cracker snack is a bummer, but I my seat mates on both flights were really excited about them (I said they could take my crackers and they said their kids would be really happy) so I figure it's fine!"
Pros: "I like the announcement for every situation and weather and time. But people at the entrance do not say welcome and when you leave they don't say anything. Other wise it is very good."
Pros: "I am a flexible, thin, 5'0" person and had a hard time sitting on that plane! Ugh. I don't know how bigger people make it through the flight."
Pros: "Flight was great. Crew were very polite"
Cons: "Probably had nothing to do with airline but I left a bag in car, my fault but had problems reaching the car rental field office. I tried contacted within a hour to no avail. Not until the next morning did they answer the phone. Can u please help. Payless car # 40278755. Oakland drop off. Johnny Templet 985-518-3949"
Pros: "It was fine with plenty of space."
Cons: "Lack of snacks on a 5 hrs flight"
"Had a crying baby the whole flight. When we arrived at the gate we had to wait for the gangway."
Pros: "The seat was comfortable. Snacks were good. Inflight entertainment was amazing. Boarding was smooth."
Cons: "Nothing it was perfect"
Pros: "Don’t go overboard"
Pros: "Flight was on time and boarded and de-boarded quickly."
Cons: "Video entertainment system did not work at first and had to be rebooted."
Cons: "It’s time to update the snacks, bu thank you for serving more than just peanuts. I was very cold on the flight - unusual, but definitely very chilly."
Pros: "Crew attentive and helpful"
Pros: "Delta is wonderful! Helpful and on time."
Cons: "First class almost always guarantees a much better experience!"
Cons: "Overall, a good short flight."
Pros: "Newer planes with extra large overhead bins are great and the boarding process is much easier and smoother now with all the various breakdown of groups instead of by row."
Cons: "Late boarding. Slow de-boarding."
Pros: "Crew was so friendly!"
Cons: "Food; movie choices"
Pros: "I got home alive."
Cons: "The crew was surly. The flight was delayed. We received little information about the delays."
Cons: "Everything was excellent."
Pros: "Crew was very pleasant"
Cons: "Old airplane. Everything was worn out and stained. Entertainment system is ancient. Economy seats are so small you can barely get in and out."
Pros: "On time departure and arrival"
Cons: "Paying for seats"
Cons: "Didn’t get our beverage and snack till we were almost ready to land at Charlotte"
Pros: "The boarding was smooth and in time. I enjoyed the WiFi service and the extra room in the seats. Plane was gorgeous! Staff was courteous and professional."
Cons: "Cramped seating for premium Econ"
Cons: "Wouldn’t let us take our carry-on because they had overbooked and had no more room in overhead. Delayed our first flight and then our connecting flight left *early*. (If you know you have customers with short connections, why leave early to make their connections even shorter?) Then told us they would not pay for our hotel since it wasn’t their fault. Gave us a “discount” with a nearby hotel that was more expensive than what you could book it for online. Had to wait several hours for them to get us back the carry-on luggage that they insisted we check in the first place."
Pros: "In flight entertainment is nice but only seems to happen on shorter legs of the trip. Also, too many useless interruptions from crew during movie. You don't have to keep thanking the passengers throughout the flight. And the volume through your headset is way too loud on crew announcements compared to regular listening volume of your program."
Cons: "Forced on later flight."
Pros: "Once we finally boarded, it was fine- plane was new and clean and entertainment system was great. Agents did the best they could with limited information on flight status. Provided snacks at departure gate- but they were all unhealthy."
Cons: "Flight originally booked with 2:30pm departure time, was pushed to 4:30pm a few weeks in advance. Then the flight was delayed on the day by 30 minute intervals until 9pm. Finally, we were switched to a different gate to board a different plane. Then sat on the plane at the gate for another hour so they could load all the bags. We didn't take off until 10:30pm- painful."
Pros: "on time, good service,"
Cons: "i agreed to check in my bag at the gate when they asked for volunteers thinking I would get it at the gate of my destination but after i checked it in in gate attendant informed me that i would get my bag at the baggage claim"
Pros: "Free movies. Clean and modern look to airplane."
Cons: "Could not get wifi to work."
Pros: "Quick boarding, clean plane, good entertainment system."
Cons: "Used a neck/back pillow and jacket against hull to try and keep my shoulder and arm from freezing solid. I usually sit by the window on a couple dozen flights per year, and it has never been this cold on my arm. I wonder if a heating pad would work on their outlet?"
Pros: "Customer service was great"
Cons: "They change schedule day before we flight, the change schedule 2 time while were flighting"
Pros: "Could be among the best landings ever. I felt nothing as we touched down in Salt Lake!!!"
Pros: "That they served a nice snack/sandwich and or cheese platter...nice touch...also nice selection of free movies"
Cons: "When the person in front of you put their seat back you didn't have a lot of room."
Pros: "On time service &no damaged luggage!"
Cons: "Flight delayed. Had to hurry to get to my train."
Cons: "Very dated plane. First class seat was worn, crooked, and uncomfortable. No entertainment offered. Almonds or biscuit cookies were the only food options."
Pros: "consistently good"
Cons: "no problems... a little late because of uncontrollable factor... WEATHER"
Pros: "Comfortable aircraft with tv in the seats"
Cons: "Huge delay on my flight and most other flights from LaGuardia that day, lack of information on reasons for the delays ."
Pros: "The flight left on time and landed earlier than anticipated"
Cons: "The seats were narrow and very upright"
Cons: "Weather delay"
Pros: "Flight was very comfortable and had a lot of space to move around"
Cons: "The gentleman indicating on the loud speakers what zones will be loading first was very rude."
Pros: "Nothing in particular"
Cons: "So I originally had the free seat 11A. The app offered me what looked like a bulkhead from the seat map on the app at seat 10A for additional $19. I feel for it. No bulkhead, no extra room, nothing, waste of $19"
Pros: "Service was good. Attendants polite. Information good."
Pros: "Even though we couldn't reserve our seats we where able to call and change our seats to be together. (Mom dad and 2 toddlers)"
Cons: "Took 8 hours to get from Oakland to Los Angeles. Flight delayed then cancelled at Oakland. Driven from there to San Francisco. That flight delayed by 45 minutes. Got on board and then they neede 4 people to get off the plane since it was overweight. That took another hour. Bad day of travel."
Pros: "Video screens at each seat!!! Thank you Delta!"
Cons: "Nothing, everything was great!"
Pros: "Flight was on time. Crew very friendly. Plane was clean, boarding very organized but I would suggest boarding from the back forward. This would eliminate blocked aisles."
Pros: "Friendly, hard working flight crew"
Cons: "Flight delayed 2.5 hours. Not necessarily their fault, but they rarely communicated why or what to expect. Despite signing up for SMS notifications, I'd find out from Kayak more than I did from Delta."
Pros: "Gate agent arranged flight via Salt Lake City and also gave me $15 lunch coupon for my troubles. She was awesome!"
Cons: "Dealing with West Jet to refund a mistake on the ticket purchase."
Pros: "Ability to change planes with a 30 minute layover."
Pros: "Boarding & crew were excellent. Very polite."
Cons: "On flights 0204 & 1687 on 9/21/16---there were no blankets available for comfort. I would expect this since I paid extra for the delta comfort seats. Not very nice☹️ Only Chardonnay & Merlot wines were available. if you're going to carry two full bodied wines then you should carry two light wines as well. For example a Riesling or Pinot noir. I could not drink either of the wines delta carried. Furthermore, I tend to eat low carb & sugar snacks. All the snacks offered were high in carbs except the peanut packs. Delta only had one peanut pack on board. They had many pretzels , bananas & yogurt bars which were high sugar & carbs! Try carrying some Greek plain yogurt & unsweetened vanilla almond milk. TY for your attention."
Pros: "The employees are not at fault, they’re great people just doing their job for a crappy company with shitty policies."
Cons: "Contacting frontier is a total nightmare, everything about the way they run their company sucks. I just feel bad for the people who worm for them. I don’t care how cheap it is—I will NEVER support this airline again!!"
Pros: "Plane was comfortable and clean."
Cons: "Drink service."
Pros: "Crew was great. Everything was on time. Price point was fantastic. It’s no frills - everything above the basic flight you need to purchase - that includes carry ons, checked bags, seat selection, snacks. If you don’t need those things, you can save a lot."
Pros: "The crew and attendants were professional. The seats were like sitting on a wooden bench, but that was expected. You get what you pay for from a CHEAP airline."
Cons: "It could have been on time . Not 3 hours and 45 minutes late!!!!!!!!!! When i came back to the airport the second time I got there 43 minutes before the flight YES, 3 THREE MINUTES after their cutoff time for checked bags, and they would not check my bag. I had to pay $16.00 extra to carry it on. I travel 7 months out of the year and have never had anything happen like this before. I was the only one in line and the "Customer Service" person was indignant and reminded me that i was the last person to sign in. I guess the last people to sign in, or maybe all people that sign in get treated with utter disrespect. I am 3 minutes late, Frontier is 3 hours and 45 minutes late and i am the one who gets treated with disrespect . Horrible!!!!! Inexpensive airline, NO they are a CHEAP airline that doesn't give a damn about its customers. I will be going to the internet, the Points Guys, the FAA, and to their corporate offices next. Although I won't be expecting a response from their corporate offices because the culture of CHEAP customer service starts at the top!"
Pros: "Everything went smoothly and on time."
Cons: "Seats are not comfortable and under seat storage is smaller than other airlines so get kicked by person behind you."
Cons: "Fly lost, since first fly was delayed 2:36 min."
Pros: "Crew and boarding were stellar."
Cons: "Seat comfort and extra charges were excessive."
Pros: "Nothing really. Budget airliner don’t expect much."
Cons: "Seat comfort. Crew."
Pros: "We arrived 30 minutes early"
Cons: "30-40 minute wait for luggage"
Pros: "Nothing except we landed safely."
Cons: "Taking off was an hour late because the toilets needed emptied and when we landed there was another plane occupying our spot cuz we were late. Worst flight EVER."
Pros: "The crew was nice and boarding was easy. The plane was on-time. That was the only good things. Seats didn't recline and there was very little leg room."
Cons: "Don't be fooled by the cheap price unless you plan to bring no luggage or pick your seat. After getting charged for each piece of luggage plus carry on and choosing our seat the price was much higher than it would have cost had we gone with another airline that included these items. Disappointing."
Pros: "Crew was cool - seats were comfortable but"
Cons: "Not able to recline seats. Head rests did not have a cushion to pull around neck. AND - no charging stations for computers or phones - bad - looking elsewhere for my next flight. Come on, this is the charging age!"
Pros: "The direct flight and the price Was excellent"
Cons: "Very good flight"
Cons: "2.5 hours late leaving CLE. No explanation Later in email a $25 voucher on a future flight (must book within 90 days) Worthless!"
Pros: "Flight on time, crew was friendly and helpful. Boarding was seamless and overall great experience for the price"
Cons: "Not much leg room but expected with budget airlines"
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "Tray tables are too tiny."
Cons: "I purchased a flight from ONT to RSW with a layover in Denver. I was only able to check my bag to Denver, had to go to baggage and check in a second time, go through security again—a long line —took me 2 hours to get my bag and go through security. Frontier told me that kayak booked me on two separate flights with two separate tickets and because of that they couldn’t check my bag to my final destination. booking through kayak was a huge inconvenience"
Cons: "I took my 11 year old daughter for her first unaccompanied airplane trip to Florida today on Frontier Airlines. I paid for a window seat in the back row, which is where she wanted to sit and is also required to sit being unaccompanied. A few minutes after she boarded she texted me that a mom told her to move over so her kids could sit at the window seats (my daughters seat). My daughter of course just listened and moved over. I was livid. I told her to tell the flight attendant but she didn’t want to make a fuss over it. What was this flight attendant doing? She had to notice the seat assignment switch at some point. I do understand that she also has other responsibilities and can’t be a hawk over my daughter. Why wouldn’t she make them move to their own assigned seats when she did notice a seat change? I understand that another adult passengers can make a seat assignment switch but NOT a child. I am also fine with a flight attendant asking my daughter to move but not another passenger. It sounds like a bully just wanting the best for her kids at the expense of my daughter. I was a fury of no sleep (I work night shift)and pregnant (emotional) looking for help at the airport and there was no one to help me! I wasn’t allowed to leave the gate until the plane pushed back but the gate attendant had left before the airplane pushed back. I should have called my daughter and had her put the flight attendant on the phone but at the time the thought never crossed my mind. After the plane left I complained to the ticketing counter who told me they couldn’t do anything to help me and gave me a number for customer service. I was then on with customer service for at least 45 minutes. They weren’t rude but definitely didn’t have a response that was very caring. They asked me why my daughter didn’t speak up on the airplane. I said, “because she is 11 and listens to adults when they tell her to do something.” They said they would report my case/ complaint to the “back office” so this would “never” happen again and gave me back my money for my daughters checked bag of $45. I had to push them to give me back any sort compensation. At this point I didn’t want to make it about money... it didn’t seem right. This is about my daughter and her safety and the service I paid for her to have in my absence. So I took the $45 deal and got off the phone. I am still so angry. This was her first flight alone and she’s a little scared, a little sad, and then she has to give up the one thing that she was looking forward to on the flight. If something would have happened on the flight they wouldn’t even know what seat she was in! I don’t know if I will ever book flights with frontier again. The flight also left 40 minutes late without any given reason."
Pros: "The animals on the wings are cute. Staff friendly"
Cons: "Seats were so close, they don't lean back and alot of times the arms in between Don't go down. I'm small and my knees almost hit seat in front of me. I would never fly frontier if it were more then a couple hours. Had a pretty wobbly landing."
Pros: "At first, what seemed like a competitive price."
Cons: "Extra cost for carry on bag, and any seat not center. Be aware that its lowe cost to pay for carry on bag online. It was $60 for one way for my one and only carry on bag. And to top it off, the in-flight service only service a cup of water. I will avoid Frontier in the future."
Cons: "2.5 hours late departure. Total confusion among employees. Totally exhausted by the time we reached Ft. Myers. Over 8 hour day when it should have been 3"
Pros: "Crew was wonderful."
Cons: "Would love wifi options. It would make traveling with kids so much easier. The plane was so large that unloading and loading took a ridiculous amount of time. Had someone been catching a connecting flight, it would have been an issue."
Cons: "Extra 25$ a seat for poor seating; indicated a disabled senior citizen n still was placed in row 29"
Pros: "I can't think of anything"
Cons: "The flight was delayed for 4 1/2 hours with no email notification and my self and one other couple were the only ones who showed up for the flight. Not to mention I had just left my grandmothers funeral"
Cons: "Paid $366 for a flight that would normally cost me < $250. Get charged EXTRA to pick a damn seat, both ways. Get charged MORE to check a bag each way. DON'T get ANY complimentary snack or drink, but SURPRISE, they ARE available for PURCHASE. There is NO in flight entertainment...not tv, not music...nothing. And, the seats do not recline...at all. Oh, did I mention this was a bereavement flight, which apparently airlines don't even acknowledge anymore?"
Pros: "Arrived 10 minutes early to the gate."
Cons: "Sat on the tarmac in sight of the gate for 50 minutes waiting for a plane to leave."
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "crew was not very engaged. Cramped, bumpy 3 hr ride...couldn't wait for it to end."
Pros: "On time departure and early arrival"
Cons: "The lady working the desk at the gate was rude. I asked her if I had an isle seat and she said yes, come to find out it was a middle seat. She was very short and not willing to help. Frontline people like this need to be more friendly and help frontier guests."
Pros: "The seats are comfortable but do not recline. The flight was okay. The flight personal were upbeat and friendly."
Cons: "We didn't like the extra charges for our carry-on and water/snacks."
Pros: "I was pleased with the ease of the check in process, and the girls were pretty too.."
Cons: "Do not like having to pay for coffee. I understand the costs associated with business, but I've never paid for a cup of coffee on a flight in the 28 years I have been flying."
Pros: "The crew was very professional, courteous."
Cons: "Glad you asked. I have always loved flying, however; the aircraft have now morphed into a large aluminum tube that is noisy, and most noticeable, very,very crowded. It will probably sound trivial,however, these days one barely has room to fold a newspaper OR enjoy a snack on those 4 by 8 in. metal trays on the seatback in front you. You know---------- this the first time I have ever been so critical of a flight of any kind. I just hope I don't see the day when they have everyone stand in the plane so that they can get more into it. I fear the true pleasure of flying has gone out the (pardon me) window."
Pros: "Not much more to say. It was a very early morning flight. Boarding was fast and smooth. The crew was competent, professional, and friendly. Left on time, arrived on time. All in all very nice trip. Leaving from TTN was an absolute PLEASURE especially when compared to EWR or even LGA. Will certainly do it again next time! Kudos to you Frontier!"
Pros: "Fast, efficient, clean regional carrier."
Cons: "I wish the seats reclined."
Cons: "A flight advertised for $24.00 turned into $135.00 with one standard seat and one checked baggage! Plus over $15 for a diet coke and a small bag of pretzels! Will NEVER be mislead nor fly Frontier again."
Pros: "FRONTIER EMPLOYEES maintained a friendly attitude despite the chaos."
Cons: "Baggage check-in had one very long line. I waited 40 minutes to simply check my bags. My two small bags were expensive to check (compared with other airlines). After all expenses there were no savings over other airlines (other airlines with better service and better jets). Frontier has NO TSA PRE CHECK PROGRAM!!! Initial flight it was a big nuisance, return flight it was even worse. The security line was at least a 2 hour wait. The Frontier flight in the gate next to us left without 25+ passengers because they were still in line at security. The flight: this was the roughest most frightening flight I've encountered. I found myself having to calm down the passenger next to me. We arrived 40 min late. Return trip: my luggage didn't appear and I had to file paperwork at the ticket desk on another floor. The 2 pieces of luggage were found and delivered to me 3 days after. Case closed. I don't mind the no-frills interior & seats that don't recline. I can bring my own snacks and beverages. But this airline disregards the value of my time."
Pros: "Direct flight. Can't really say much else. The crew was very nice."
Cons: "Charged for everything. Bags, seats, food. Pretty much everything but using the bathroom has a charge. Also the sales pitch to get a credit card through them is a bit tacky. Could do without that coming on the speaker system. Seats are uncomfortable. Tray table is about the size of a small iPad. Told is flight was delayed 4 hours and then left on time. Numerous passengers were left behind due to poor communication of departure. Seats do not move and the plane was exceptionally dirty. I guess you get what you pay for. We did get a very cheap flight so that is why I gave 2 instead of one."
Pros: "Crew was excellent"
Cons: "Ridiculous up charges to be sure my 7 year old and I could sit together!!! And charging to bring any luggage, carry on or not, is absurd."
Cons: "I thought the flight attendant was very rude to a young mother flying alone with her young child over a seat belt issue ( this was before the seat belt sign was illuminated)."
Pros: "Trenton Mercer airport was small and convenient. The crew were very friendly"
Cons: "I had to pay $45 for a small carryon, which I've never ever paid for a carryon all the times I've flown. I purposely did not pack a luggage to save cost. $45 is more than I would have paid for luggage with American and carryons are free. The seats didn't recline and there was very little leg room. I paid $200 for my ticket not including my carryon fee which was so unexpected, then if i wanted a drink, that was an extra charge. Are you kidding me? This was my first time flying frontier and I was disappointed."
Pros: "Landing !!!"
Cons: "I felt screwed all the way around! You charge for everything and provide nothing! The flight attendants were old and worn out looking and acted like any request was just a strain! I'll never fly with you again and have warned my friends also."
Pros: "Absolutely no issue with the flight. The boarding went very smoothly and the flight itself was flawless,. We even landed 15 minutes earlier than projected. Staff on the plane were efficient and pleasant. Pretty standard flight attendants doing what they do."
Cons: "The seating is another matter. They have moved the seats closer together so there is zero leg room and very close to the person next to you. Luckily I was in an aisle seat with a small child next to me so I had elbow room. The trays are ridiculous! Roughly the size of an ipad. Can barely hold a glass and a soda can. Forget about putting your laptop on it. The flights are cheap - but that is because you pay extra for everything. They charge for bags whether you carry on or check them and it's double the price at the gate if you don't pay at booking, charge for choosing your seat at booking, charge for all refreshments and food on the flight - only thing complimentary is a glass of water."
Pros: "Kayak sent emails every step of the way even notified me of a gate change. Made it simple"
Cons: "The flight was cancelled and could only be rescheduled via phone, which took over 3 hours. At that point, we had to pay $138 per person for a flight the following day. We also lost $90 for baggage and seat fees which was not reimbursed. I'm still in shock about how poorly this situation was handled by Frontier."
Pros: "Flight was on time and staff very good."
Cons: "Tray tables were very small and seats were thin, hard and narrow. Definitely a low cost airplane on the interior. Surprised we had to pay extra for a seat when we printed our boarding passes."
Pros: "Our checkin went smoothly and got good seat assignments."
Cons: "Our boarding pass directed us to gate A9, but when we got there other flights were leaving there. No one was around to redirect us. We had to figure it out ourselves to go to gate A14. Also the beverage cart was out of gin."
Cons: "Everything was awful from a 5 hour delay to the time I called 20 minutes before coming to airport and being told it was on time. The minute I walked in the door of airport was told flight delayed at least 4 hours. Then calling customer service asking for money back and they said they ad to charge me $99 to cancel. I will NEVER fly this airline!!!!"
Pros: "I fly Frontier from time to time. Their posted fares are exceptionally low but they nickel and dime you to death...actually it's more like $10's and $20's. I flew round trip from Ft Myers to St Louis for $125 plus one checked bag at another $35. Not for everybody, but if it works for you, they're a good way to get from A to B."
Cons: "Seats don't recline Charge extra for everything but the air you breathe and would charge for that if they could figure out how."
Pros: "Smooth and uneventful."
Pros: "They were very good"
Cons: "Our flight was 1.5 hrs late taking off"
Cons: "We did fly thru some turbulence, and I dont think anything could have been done to help that. The crew was friendly and helped put us at ease."
Pros: "The price"
Cons: "Everything but the price"
Pros: "The crew was kind and professional"
Cons: "The in-flight experience, outside of the crew, is terrible. The seats are big enough only for infant children. They do not recline. Nothing is complimentary, including carry-ons, which cost the same as checked bags. Seats are assigned, but somehow checking in I still got slammed with an $18 per seat fee to pick seats for my wife and myself. On a cross-country flight, there was no included food or beverage, the flight attendant went so far as to announce "a cup of water costs money on this flight." Even the gate is bootleg - WTH is "Gate 9A?" I will tell everyone not to fly Spirit Airlines. Whatever the price difference is from Southwest, it is not worth it, and you'll probably end up paying it back anyway."
Pros: "NOTHING WAS GOOD ABOUT THIS FLIGHT!"
Cons: "I received notices of delayed departure of two hours but that same notice showed the arrived was delayed by over four hours. I called and talked to an agent and asked how my flight could have all of sudden gotten two hours longer and was told the delayed departure was correct and the arrive time was not. He said it was a mechanical issue and could change so I should still go to the airport an hour before my original departure time, which I did. When I arrived the flight was now delayed by more than four hours and I was told it was due to the crew being timed out so I had to sit there for five hours waiting to leave. I should be compensated for this error but cannot find out how to do that!"
Cons: "You should know that kayak doesn’t tell you that spirit has a carry on bag fee. And that fee changes based on if you booked it online at the airport via a kiosk or by an agent. They also make sure not to tell you that if you get through tsa with your carry on they won’t let you on the plane with it. You ok have to a significantly higher price. Of course it’s all a scheme to screw Yiyi. Then if you happen to have a problem with online checkin (like I did), there is no way to solve it. The airline does not have live representatives on their phone lines!! If you do complain about their issues via the online form (bc again you can’t speak to a rep) it will take them a week to answer and they will tell you that they can’t do anything. Horrible airline - will never fly on it again."
Pros: "Nothing. Although the two individials I did communicate with were respectful and regretful."
Cons: "I never made it to my destination. My original flight was canceled and then my rescheduled flight was canceled. Very disappointing that I never actually got to go to California from Baltimore. I had a very special person to see who is critical condition and I wanted the chance to see her before it was too late. They only offered me a flight credit until I broke down on the phone and told them exactly what their canceled flights had cost me. I just think this airline is unorganized and needs a lot of work if they plan to continue to operate. You can't just continuously cancel flights that were booked well in advance and have no backup plan for those customers."
Pros: "Low cost travel with no frills attached. Friendly crew. On-time boarding, before scheduled time arrival! Had heard a lot of bad things but my experience was not bad at all."
Cons: "Not even basic beverages & snacks provided for 5-6 hour flight."
Cons: "Email spam. Poor customer service. Delays all the time"
Cons: "Have you been screwed over by Spirit airlines? Have you noted how a carry-on costs over $40? Have you noticed that you can't check in on the internet without signing up for their website and giving them all your personal information? Have they suddenly and at the last hour delayed your flight by 4 hours without letting you know, and then claimed that they emailed you, when they didn't? Have you noticed that they don't allowed comments to be posted to their facebook page (because they'd get nothing but bad comments). On top of that, when I got to the front counter, where I was told that my flight was delayed 3 hrs (thanks for not texting ir emailing me about it), I asked the guy at the counter to check and see if I was still on the flight. He confirmed that I was. But when we started boarding, my ticket no longer worked and he could not find me on the flight list! Wtf??? I almost got left out of th plane because of what???"
Pros: "The price was half of what larger airlines were charging, but glad I didn't have my usual one checked bag on this flight."
Cons: "Baggage fees for a carry on were ridiculous. $57 for a regular carry on to store in the overhead bin. With gas prices falling to record lows, why do airlines still charge these additional fees? Oh, I guess we're used to paying them, so let's not stop now. For my carry on to fly with me, it cost about 20% of the total fare. The percentage of total fare price would be much higher, but my particular flight was $259. If I had flown into Ft Lauderdale instead of Ft Myers, the fare would have been $103, making the baggage fee over 50% of the total cost...this should be looked into."
Pros: "Absolutely NOTHING"
Cons: "This airline has check in requirements that no other airlines have and did not send any email or notification what so ever letting passengers know. I also was not informed through Kayak of these rules. They would not let me on the flight because I was waiting in line while 3 of the 4 check in attendants were not even helping people in line! I had to pay a $100 fee to change my flight and they didn't have any options for same day. The flight wasn't even boarding yet and there wasn't a line for security and the gate was very close. If they don't let passengers know of their rules when selling through a 3rd party website THEY SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO SELL THROUGH 3rd PARTY WEBSITES! Absolutely disgraceful experience."
Pros: "I did not like anything about this experience."
Cons: "2 days ago, I missed my flight due to traffic. The cancellation process was exacerbated by the fact that I was redirected to a call center, to someone who did not understand my situation, instead of a Spirit Airline associate. Spirit has since sent me a $50 voucher to "make up" for the $186 trip fee + $82 for checked bags and a $22 unexplained charge. I have filed a trip cancellation claim with Allianz to get my trip fair back (I thought this was the point of trip protection) and am disputing the other two charges with AMEX, considering I was charged for services I did not use. I will never fly Spirit again. I ended up throwing away money vs. booking with a quality airline."
Pros: "Finally - an airline got it right! My husband and I appreciated that we only paid for what WE wanted to use. We did not have to pay for what the airline thought we might want. They got rid of the horrible airplane food that we always felt obligated to eat because we paid for it. We never used the screens in the seat back because we are readers. Also - when was the last time you heard the captain announce that the flight arrived early!! While the seats are a little tight, we didn't mind it. Will fly them again in the future."
Cons: "I specifically bought a suitcase that met Spirit's personal bag requirements. In fact, it was a little under the airline's 18/14/8 dimensions. My bag is 17/13/7 and I did not have to pay for a carry-on in Fort Myers. However, after bringing the SAME suitcase with the same amount of stuff in it to Baltimore, I had to pay $65 at the gate on my return flight back to Florida. I would have gladly paid $40 online for a carry-on if my suitcase was over the personal bag requirements; however, I followed the requirements and it was not. I bought a bag based on the airline's stated dimensions. Clearly, there is no way for me to tell whether or not it fits in their sizer box before I arrive at the airport. Online it says the dimensions include wheels and handles, but it did not say the personal bag had to fit into the sizer box upright. No where on Spirit's site does it say a personal item is not considered a suitcase either. Had I been able to put my suitcase in on its side, it would have fit without a problem. This airline is misleading their customers, and, frankly, what happened to me is bullshit. Baltimore also took 10-15 minutes to search my bag and never offered me an explanation. At all. I thought that was very and uncalled for. The ticket agent at the Spirit boarding counter in Fort Myers was also incredibly rude. The woman did not appear to be in a good mood and it was clear she did not want to be there. However, I do not think she should have taken it out on the airline's customers. In short, I will never fly with Spirit again."
Pros: "Great first-time flight down to LA from Oakland. Great seat/lots of room/nice staff."
Cons: "My trip home was ruined when I had to pay an extra $65 for a super small roll-on bag. I was called out of the on boarding line and not informed as to why. This experience was embarrassing and made me feel awful. I would have not been so upset if I had to pay the same fee on the way down. I actually was able to bring 2 carry-ons out of Oakland without any charge. The LAX SPIRIT team made me consolidate into one bag (which I did earlier) and then charged me an outrageously high fee for a small, 18" roll on that fits under the seat! SPIRIT is inconsistent in their service/policies airport to airport. They have lost me as a customer based on how they nickel and dime their customers with inconsistent policy enforcement of their policies. This industry continues to bulldoze the customer and makes air travel beyond painful."
Cons: "I was on time and it took me a couple of minutes at the kiosk to check in. The online checkin was not working either on spirit airlines.com. I missed The cut off by 2 minutes literally. I told the agent I wasn't aware of their policy that all gates close 45mins prior to boarding. It's not like I had a checked bag in which case I would understand. Letting someone not board a plane 45 mins prior to arriving at the airport is just plain madness. They were so unadjusting and not ready to listen and then wanted me to pay $99 to fly the next day. Their service seriously needs major upgrade. I try not flying spirit because of this reason and now will avoid it at all costs."
Pros: "I was grateful that my return flight came. After telling people I was travelling Spirit, most people told me I should have expected something to go wrong, and shouldn't expect it to stop with one incident."
Cons: "After my flight to LA was cancelled, the people there didn't seem accommodating or empathetic about the situation, dealing with different passengers in different ways -- I didn't get much help at all. The fact that the consolation is a $50 gift card for Spirit is laughable, since that barely covers the CARRY ON baggage fee. The policies are deceiving, the employees are unhelpful (and vocal that they don't care for the way things are run either) and the plane itself, once I was able to finally get on one, was uncomfortable as hell."
Cons: "The airline emailed at 2 am to notify that the 6 am flight was cancelled. The cancellation hotline was not too helpful - they rebooked me on a Delta flight connecting to two more United flights. Delta flight was delayed so I would have missed my 2 connections. Finally rebooked me on another Southwest flight to New Orleans (final destination) that they should have rebooked me on in the first place. Also discovered upon my second rebooking that the initial rebooking agent did not rebook my return flight, so I would not have had a seat had my first rebooking leg not been delayed. Only offered at $50 Spirit voucher for the inconvenience. Definitely never taking Spirit again."
Cons: "THE WORST customer service I've ever experienced. I called Spirit's corporate customer service, and they told me to go to the airport where I would be placed on a new airline and be reimbursed for the fare difference. When I first got to the ticket counter, the woman "helping" me would not even look me in the eye as she told me my only options were to wait 24 hours for the next flight, or take an $80 refund. They absolutely refused to do *ANYTHING* else to assist. Not even a hotel reiumbursement or car rental. (Keep in mind they also wanted ME to lose the hotel and car I had already pre-paid for in my destination city.) Long story short - I talked to 6 people over the course of two hours trying to sort out THEIR problem (they never explained *why* the flight was cancelled) and got conflicting information from everyone I spoke to. Nobody ever tried to anything except get me out of there and pay as little as possible. Spirit Air is definitely the worst airline I've ever dealt with, and definitely one of the top 10 worst companies anywhere I've ever dealt with. Never again!"
Pros: "Nothing, there is nothing good about this airline,"
Cons: "On your best day you will pay money for every little thing carry-on, seat assignments even water. But this last experience was the worst, when checking flight status our flight was delayed 45 min, when we arrived at the airport it was only delayed 15 and we were denied entry to the flight BC we were only 40 min early not 45. Even though we were not check bags and are TSA pre check and would have easily made out flight. Money wasted, awful airline, awful aircraft, awful customer service. Book at your own risk."
Cons: "spirit attempts to force a customer to register with their site in order to check-in, their ticket rates are a bit lower than the competitor but charge $50 for a normal checked bag, have one kiosk for check-in, very few gates /low priority at airports which causes longer waits for boarding and deboarding. Overall the experience with Spirit has been horrible and expensive. Their business practice includes deceptive pricing, over charging for luggage, and long waits. I will never fly with Spirit again."
Pros: "Prices were good. All of the crew was great and professional and friendly except Cindy."
Cons: "No effort to get me on flight which I suspect was delayed. $5.00 credit with Spirit not applied to new flight as promised. 2 hrs. 34 mins on a stopped plane no fun. A few minutes more and, by law, we would have been de-planed. Nobody likes long hours on a stopped plane. Flight attendant Cindy is a problem waiting to happen. She seemed to have an authority issue. She instructed us to remain on carpet and out of galley-flight attendant area she said. I did that and she still asked me and another passenger to move. "Standing near my doorway scares me" she said. I also heard her reprimand mothers with children very un-professionally. Not very nice table manners."
Pros: "Nothing. Seriously."
Cons: "The fact you charge 45 dollars for a carry on...when other airlines allow you to have a free carry on. It's already bad enough you cram people on the plane like sardines with your nonsuffocient leg room. Like seriously, thenleg room you allow is great for an average 9 year old but when your 6 foot tall and you spend a 6 hour flight with your knees crammed into the seat in front of you and your seat is broken and won't recline. I remember why I always pay for for airfair to be comfortable and not packed like a sardine"
Pros: "The flight was fine, attendants were excellent. Very efficient boarding. I wasted much of the day before and day of the flight trying to print a boarding pass. Difficult to get to site and then they wouldn't accept my password and then didn't send the password I needed to change it. It was extremely frustrating. When I checked in at the kios I was warned that if my bag didn't fit in the bin I would be charged $100 at the gate. I was a1/2 inch too wide so I paid the $55 and found that people were boarding with big backpacks and not paying. My bag fit easily under the seat. Can this money be redeemed?"
Cons: "My flight was first delayed, then cancelled just a couple of hours before it was scheduled to depart. Spirit was unable/unwilling to provide me with another flight to my destination on the same day, and as a result I had to book a flight with another airline. Spirit refunded my ticket price, but I had to pay 5 times that much to book a flight with such short notice on another airline, and Spirit refused to do anything else to compensate me for this huge loss of money, due to their cancellation of the flight I had booked. I will never fly Spirit again."
Pros: "I upgraded to the big seats in the front, and was glad. If I ever fly Spirit again, I will do that. I can't get comfortable in the other seats because they don't recline."
Cons: "I understand the 5 hour delay may have been to heed the FAA guidelines to provide adequate rest for the crew, but other airlines might scrounge up another plane in that circumstance. The flight attendants rush through their announcements and I could understand 30% of what they said. I guess they really are unimportant. Loading of the airplane is massively inefficient- all airplanes are. If you made everybody line up in the position of their seat assignments, everybody could charge onto the plane at full speed. It is ridiculous to make people at the back of the plane wait for the people at the front of the plane to get their act together."
Pros: "They didn't let me board!!"
Cons: "I arrived at airport 50 mins in advance. Ticket machine didn't work. Waited in long line to see wtf was up. Then they me I'm too late! Still 30 mins before flight board"
Cons: "High and unreasonable fees such as charging to choose where to sit and for carry on bags. Very little space on airline, small tray tables and no backseat pockets for you to store your water or anything like that. Spirit over books flights and scares passengers by causing them to think their purchased flight isn't definite. Bribes people with free round trip flights to fix their mistake but even I wouldn't want their free flights because my experience with them was that horrible I wouldn't want to suffer through another Spirit flight."
Cons: "The crew reseated the woman sitting next to me into the exit row, even though the woman came to the gate in a wheelchair, used a cane when getting on the plane (walking right past the crew), and clearly struggled getting on to the plane and then into her original seat, which was not exit row. After she was seated in the exit row aisle seat, the other passenger in the exit row had to climb over her when the passenger needed to go to the lavatory. God forbid anything had happened where we would have had to use the exit row. Imagine people having to climb over her or her having to struggle to get up and get out of the exit row exit, with people trapped behind her. The crew told me and another passenger that they would address this safety violation, but they did not. They also said that a manager would meet us when we got off the plane, but no one did. They clearly did not care about such a serious safety violation."
Pros: "Pilot was very funny and crew was kind"
Cons: "No food or drinks served Seats did not recline and were not comfortable Charge for carry on was absolutely unreasonable Overall, I will never be flying spirit airlines again. I intended to fly on this airlines as it was truly a discount .. I soon realized I had subjected myself to discomfort for no reason when I discovered I would have to spend another $100 just for my carry ons.. At that point, I may as well have just spent a little more money and flown for any other airlines with decent seats and complementary beverages.."
Cons: "I was notified at 9AM that I would miss my connecting flight (flight was at 6PM). I called Spirit to fix this ahead of time, they said I needed to speak to someone at the kiosk. The person at the kiosk said I needed to speak to someone at the gate. The lady at the gate said not to worry, we weren't even getting off of this plane. 10 MINUTES BEFORE BOARDING, I'm told that I'm going to miss my connecting flight and that my options were to either sleep over at Vegas or fly out the next day. I decided to fly out the next day, getting to my destination at noon. Got home, looked up the flight that the man at the kiosk booked me, AND IT WAS GETTING IN AT 11PM THE NEXT NIGHT. I called Spirit, infuriated that the rep literally lied to me, and asked to speak with a manager. I was told that a manager would have to call me back (WHAT?). I have yet to receive a phone call. I will never, EVER, EVER, fly Spirit airlines ever again."
Pros: "That it was only a one hour flight..."
Cons: "that was delayed more than an hour. Lucky for me, I was only going to where I was flying. A number of people who were catching a connecting flight at LAX were going to miss their flight. With this flight being the last flight out of Oakland for the evening (not just of Spirit, but of any airline), those people were really screwed. So even after our flight was delayed, we ended up sitting on the tarmac at our gate for another half an hour after we were boarded and the doors were closed. The plane was full, the air was hot and stanky, and there was no air circulation. Add to that their thin crappy seats that had to be designed by Josef Mengele, and the cabin crew who were more interested in selling us snacks and Spirit Air credit cards than our comfort... Lesson learned. Stay away from Spirit Air. Never again."
Pros: "Literally nothing."
Cons: "The fact that my flight got delayed, then canceled, then uncapable of rescheduling another flight unless I called the airline at Oakland. That call took 40 minutes for me to get an attendant. They try to compensate with a 50$ voucher, but that's literally the cost of adding a carry on... Which I would like to say is the most outrageous of fees. Not only do they not provide proper baggage without fees, they're ability to help customers that have to change all of their plans due to a unplanned cancelation is terrible. I understand things go wrong and you can't predict it, but their website was non accessible, phone service awful, and their compensation was inadequate. Never using this airline again."
Pros: "The flight attendants were great! Immediately saw I had a problem with the passenger next to me who would not leave me alone, and checked in on me throughout the flight. One of the attendants even knelt down next to me discretely to let me know that if he was a problem to not hesitate to grab her and she would take care of it. It was great to know they were looking out for their customers."
Cons: "I arrived to the airport early to check in, and was told that I was too early to check by bag for my flight because they all took lunch soon and no one would be available to watch my bag. It just didn't make sense to me. I had to wait for three hours! Once checked in, we were notified that our flight was delayed, twice, causing what should have been a quick day of travel into a very long and exhausting experience. I know some of these things can't be helped, but with better customer service, it would have at least made the day less miserable. Safe to say I would not fly spirit ever again. It doesn't save you any money, because once you pay for your seat, you bag, and any other additional costs you're spending more money than if you had booked with an established airline."
Cons: "My wallet was stolen in San Francisco so I called to change my flight to a time when a duplicate ID was sent through the mail from my home state's dmv. Instead of transfering the flight i already paid for the customer service representative forced me to purchase a completely new one way ticket back to o hare, in addition to a flight change fee. The representive kept trying to push me off the line when I asked what the new charges were and why no offset any of the costs I had paid for for my intial return including the ticket price, fare difference, baggage purchases, and seat selection was offered. After trying to hang up on me several times she finally agreed to let me switch my flight, for $200 more on top of the ticket i had already bought, bringing my total expenses for my trip home well above $600. Later, through email, I found that she had not in fact switched my flight, but forces me to buy another flight altogether. After this transaction went through she started asking me about my personal information, social security card number, income, my career. When I asked her why She was doing this she said that she was signing me up for a spirit airlines credit card. I was astonished, and before I could even ask why she was doing this without my consent she thanked me for my business and shrewdly hung up the phone."
Cons: "FIrst time on Spirit.... may be my last. While the price was good it wasn't great given the flight times and alternative airport location. And when I got to the airport with a small carry on bag ( only half full at that . ) I was forced to pay $55 to carry it on. My ticket was $98 to start. On the return I was a little wiser and only paid $45 for the carry on bag.... But do the math.... This "cheap flight cost 100% more than I thought it was going to. And at $200 for the round trip, I was just stupid not to fly at my primary airport direct to LAX. Thus I ended up paying more, wasting a lot of extra time, being pissed off and now my return flight is delayed by 2 hours on a 1 hour flight. All in all, this will very likely do more than cause me to look at the fine print...."
Cons: "Our flight was delayed 6 hours (for a 1.5 hour flight), for what they said was a bird strike. At check-in I asked if it would for sure be able to go and they assured me it would. A few hours later the flight was canceled. The next flight available was the next day, so we just canceled our whole trip because it messed up the timing so much. We were out two nights of non-refundable accommodation and an Uber to and from the airport, with no compensation other than a refunded ticket and baggage. While in the two hour line for our refund, someone else in line had told us that they were told birds often get in the engines because they park at the end of the tarmac area. If it happens often you'd think they'd do something to help prevent the issue. I'll never use Spirit again (if they're even around much longer), but if anyone decides to use them they should book directly on their website instead of a travel website. While booking on their website, you can add baggage for one price, but after booking the price immediately goes up. The travel booking website I used didn't give the option to add baggage, so ours cost even more than it should have. It's an even more crazy price if you don't pay for baggage until you get to the airport."
Pros: "Nothing about their business practice is acceptable."
Cons: "Upon boarding they don't even serve you a glass of water everything is to be purchased. Also they charge for carry-on bags and if you forget to pre check your carry-on prior to boarding you will need to pay $100 carry on to board your flight. The chairs are so tight Mall that hundred and fifty pound male like myself had no leg room or shoulder room. And a return flight home to Oakland from Vegas was delayed by an hour. Mind you I fly often and I am an American Airlines frequent flyer. My first bag is free and a carry on, no question. They charge for water and soda. So if you're looking for a good deal just because their ticket price might be $50 lower or $20 lower you may and the paying $250 Plus per person on a round trip. Happy and safe travels."
Pros: "Not much."
Cons: "You nickel and dime for every aspect of the experience, from checking in, selecting seats, carrying on my bag, getting a beverage. Then I get to my seat, which for some reason has a folding trey table within the seat, making the seat smaller than the others. I'm a tall man, this was the most uncomfortable flight I've ever flown on. I was squeezed into a seat that didn't fit. I won't be flying with you again, and will suggest my friends and family not as well. You charged $55 for a carry-on bag? What a con!"
Pros: "Staff at Spirit Airlines at OAK airport were really nice and helpful. Flight was cheap and safely flown - a huge plus for me, but plane not cleaned well and baggage fees were higher than the price of the flight itself so I am very lucky I brought a recognized carry-on bag."
Cons: "For my outgoing flight, my front pocket magazine holder in front was pretty covered in some stain that I couldn't recognize but was sticky to the touch. I knew they hadn't really cleaned the plane. I didn't really open that magazine holder because it was covered by this large stain. My return flight was changed several times due to mechanical issues but I appreciate that Kayak sent updates via email. It was 70% likely not to fly but ended up flying maybe 3 hrs later (good that they made sure to be safe than sorry) but I just couldn't wait to find out overnight that it would be cancelled at the airport, so I had to reschedule my flight for the next day and find housing and transportation again. I overheard other passengers complained out loud even on the initial flight to OAK airport that they would not travel with Spirit again, but I had more issues with my return flight than my outbound flight. All in all, I think you get what you pay for but this was probably not the best experience."
Cons: "I didn't know that I had to pay 45 to check a bag, which doubled the cost of the ticket. (It is also ridiculous that they would charge to print a boarding pass at the airport or to reserve a seat, luckily I avoided both of those things). Additionally their website malfunctioned while I was purchasing the ticket and I had to call customer service, and was on hold for over forty-five minutes (their automated systems is also very unfriendly). The agent kept trying to hang up on me before I was sure the issue was resolved. I am only 5'6'' and my knees were pressed against the seat in front of me. I did not enjoy the frequent verbal or visual ads during the flight. It was the worst airline I have ever taken and I will never again take a trip with them again or recommend them. I feel cheated."
Cons: "I got a middle seat because i wouldnt pay extra to reserve a specific seat and I'm clostrophobic.The flight wasnt full and they had open other seats so thats ridiculous. We werent allowed to move more than 3 rows forward or back into another seat so I was stuck in my middle seat. I'm deffinitely not looking forward to my flight back. I also cant believe I had to pay so much extra money for my luggage. I will deffinitely not fly spirit again. With all of their extra charges and the tiny crammed seats, they are a significantly lower bargain than pretty much any other airline."
Pros: "Cheap flight, just don't bring a carry on.. anything that fits under the seat is not charged. (purse, back pack etc) but if you use the overhead it's 40 dollars or up to 100 dollars if you don't pay in advance. Checked in suitcase booked online was 35 dollars, it must be under 41 pounds. So if you know all these things in advance, it's a GREAT deal! 35 dollars from Oakland to LAX one way. Flight was on time, I brought my own water bottle on board. Great for low fare, short flights. Don't expect anything, folks for a cheap flight. I would sit on the floor for a cheap flight to L.A!! who freaking cares."
Pros: "Staff friendly."
Cons: "Wait time to board flight. Understandable for flight delays due to weather or mechanical problems ( to be taken care of in a timely manner). Not only did both of these issues play into flight departure, but also a 2 hr. delay waiting for a pilot. Pilot arrives we are all anxious to board plane. Seated and ready to go and pilot announces another slight delay, now waiting for a co-pilot. One hour later, still strapped in and ready for take off, the co-pilot boards plane. Needless to say, approx. 3 hours after scheduled departure we are finally in the air. Arriving at 2:30 am made it tough for pick-up arrangements."
Cons: "I was seated next to 2 people who were clearly very ill as they were wearing masks covering their nose and mouth and exhibited numerous symptoms. I asked to be reseated but there were no other seats. Within 12 hours I came down with a terrible stomach flu and have been vomiting and diarhea nonstop for the last 12 hours. I have never been this sick in my life. The airlines should do a better job protecting people from other sick people in such proximity. I have an important job interview Monday which I will undoubtedly miss as a result and have never felt this bad"
Cons: "Very disappointing.. 1. Lot of hidden charges ($45 for carry on luggage per side) 2. Charges to select seats 3. No complimentary drinks. Even water was for $3 4. They do not accept mobile boarding passes. You need to get a print out of your boarding pass. I mean that is amazing. 5. The most disgusting moment was when i came to know that there was a chewing gum on my tshirt when i removed seat belt. I came to know that it was already there on seat belt. Not sure whose fault it is. Cleaning staff or traveler ? Overall very disappointed with spirit airlines... Will never ever use this airlines again."
Cons: "I had my boarding pass on my cell phone, but the security gate scanner cannot read Spirit passes electronically. I asked an Spirit agent to print my boarding pass, and she DECLINED to help. We went into a 20 minutes argument, and at the end, she called the boarding gate and told to leave since I was unable to pass without my boarding pass printed. The superviser showed up, but was of no help. At I needed was a boarding pass printed, to be able to pass the security gate. I lost my flight because of their incapability."
Airlines flying from Oakland to Fort Myers have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Oakland to Fort Myers
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Oakland to Fort Myers
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Oakland to Fort Myers
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Oakland to Fort Myers
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