Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
|August||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 3% drop in price.|
|December||Most popular time to fly with an average 12% increase in price.|
Average price round-trip
|$260||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "In flight crew was great. Check in person challenged me on TSA rules that allows a breast pump to not count as a carry on as it is a medical device. She forced me to consolidate according to “FAA” rules."
Cons: "Check in person challenged me on TSA rules that allows a breast pump to not count as a carry on as it is a medical device. She forced me to consolidate according to “FAA” rules. The airplane smelled like urine."
Pros: "The crew was dressed up for the holiday which was really fun. They were very relaxed and professional."
Cons: "The plane wasn’t full, it would’ve been nice to have the option to move to a different seat."
Cons: "Crew kept activating speaker system by accident, pausing all entertainment for extended periods."
Pros: "Very nice service!!! Good crew!!! Thank you very much!"
Pros: "I like the diverse, friendly staff."
Pros: "Departure was on time"
Pros: "Roomy seat."
Cons: "There was some confusion as to which gate to board at"
Pros: "They don’t help you. They send you back to the kiosk over and over again. No humans are allowed to help."
Pros: "Great Trip"
Cons: "When I booked the flight my wife and I had adjoining seats. When we checked in we were in the same row but in the middle seats on opposite sides of the isle. On my side there three guys together, the other guys were business men concentrating on their work. I was just trying not to bump into their arms, I couldn't relax."
Pros: "Good quality seats. Comfy. Nice crew."
Pros: "On time and no lines"
Pros: "Crew was good."
Cons: "HORRIBLE turbulence!"
Pros: "boarding, refeshments, and deplaning were all well done. flight attendants in the rear of the plane were personable and helpful."
Cons: "no complaints"
Pros: "The seats and stowage were expected in comparison to a 737-800. Boarding time was fairly quick and organized."
Cons: "Boarding announcement was localized using a small portable microphone/speaker combo. Not great if you were sitting in another gate where seating was available. Food was pay as you go. Soft drinks and water were free. No in flight entertainment in the seat. They use GoGo Flight and rent tablets for 10.00 USD. The videos would skip and you will miss key elements of a plot. I was underwhelmed by this airline and will likely not take them again for a 5.5 hour flight."
Pros: "The flight crew was very friendly."
Cons: "The plane was limited in space to move around. Overhead baggage compartment was broken. Should provide more movies to economy class! Vegan meal wasn't actually vegan (yogurt is not) and it was poor quality."
Pros: "Easy flight with no delays! The crew was very kind and the flight was comfortable."
Pros: "Pilot was congenial and spoke to cabin in friendly way. Made travellers feel we were in good hands."
Cons: "When making seating arrangements to persons needing a wheelchair to plane, I think consideration should be made to place passenger closer to restroom. Hard to walk to plane should be a clue it will be difficult to walk to restroom in airborne plane. Just saying....."
Pros: "The free wine! It was on time, employees at airport and on plane were very nice. Flight and seats comfy."
Cons: "Wish there were more direct flight to SF"
Pros: "Quick, easy, clean"
Pros: "The actual flight was fine. No issues to report."
Cons: "2 flights. 2 late take offs and lost luggage."
Cons: "Asked fort blanket. Told they were only available for First Class passengers"
Cons: "My flight back from Salt Lake City has a lot less friendly staff"
Pros: "Smooth flight lovely flight attendant"
Pros: "First time flying from SNA/OC. Accessibility of terminals was great, close by parking and only 2$/hour. Almost no wait for check in and security, very fast and convenient. Boarding was uncomplicated and there was enough space for carry on items. Loved that they offer wifi throughout the flight and free messaging (in case you don't need full internet access). Will definitely consider flying with Alaska Airlines again!"
Pros: "Friendly crew"
Pros: "Early areival"
Cons: "Plane was old and seats were really worn. Not very comfortable at all."
Pros: "charging outlets"
Pros: "Flight crew was very nice and beautiful"
Cons: "Nothing at all. Great flight. Maybe have upgraded seats for pay."
Pros: "Alaska airlines was a super flight, great staff"
Cons: "Portland TSA...horribly rude. A major incident waiting to happen with that kind of aggressive behavior"
Pros: "On time and no delays! Friendly service as well."
Pros: "I was checking in in a fluster and trying to attach my bag tags. A agent came over and helped me (for some reason I had taken the entire sticky back off ha!) and then he took my bag for me right from the kiosk. I was super impressed"
Pros: "Smooth process, happy and attentive crew! Great staff all around!"
Pros: "My flight attendants were sooooo friendly. Also really enjoy the complimentary glass of wine!"
Cons: "no music. no wi-fi. nothing to enhance the experience. check out jet blue."
Cons: "I went to board and my boarding pass indicated seat 15D. The flight crew lady said I was unchecked for the flight. Somehow she said I had unchecked myself. Then she looked into the matter further and it turns out someone at the front desk accidentally gave my seat to someone else. I was then given a middle seat in the back of the plane. They took my email address down and said I would receive something, but I never did."
Pros: "First class upgrade"
Pros: "The in flight entertainment tablet I rented ($10) was really nice. It had some very new movies, fun games and more on it. Most of the flight crew was kind and polite, minus one woman who seemed to hate her job and the airline. I was pleased that the flight wasn't canceled as many others into PDX had been that day due to an ice storm. Felt safe even with turbulence and threat of a slippery landing."
Cons: "One crew member, an older woman, seemed really bitter. She openly expressed frustration with Alaska in front of passengers on multiple occasions and was very rude and brusque with us customers. She made me feel like a nuisance for even just being on the flight. Otherwise the seats were just so small and uncomfortable. It was a long flight to feel smushed and have a sore tailbone from the total lack of padding."
Pros: "We arrived half an hour early! Bags on time."
Pros: "On time. Efficient. Clean new plane."
Cons: "Their new 737-900 was stripped-down! No complimentary entertainment system at all! NOTHING. Instead, they expect the passengers to use their own smart phones. The only option is passengers have to give up their private information to GoGo to use the system. Don't do it! To add salt to that wound, customers have to pay to see a film. Don't do it! That experience alone made the flight a dud. All I can say is, thank heavens it was a short flight."
Pros: "The flight attendants were awesome!"
Pros: "Good customer service."
Cons: "Late arrival"
Pros: "Crew is friendly and very efficient. The flight attendant came to tell me that I would be on the same plane for the continuing flight to Sacramento so not to worry about short connection. This was very considerate. Free wine. SMOOTH landing."
Cons: "The sound system is VERY loud to the point of being piercing. I was on four of your planes and this was consistent."
Pros: "On time, within 5 minutes. Great customer service."
Cons: "I didn't like that I had to pay to use the Wi-Fi that was on board."
Pros: "The crew is genuinely friendly and helpful. It was a very short flight so there is not much to note. It was on time, and I caught my connection easily. I am very glad they serve the Redmond Oregon to Portland route."
Cons: "This does not apply."
Pros: "Plane was clean, Mediterranean snack box tasted great and my Jack on the rocks was almost perfect. Put it in a real glass and I'd feel like king of the world."
Cons: "We still haven’t left Dayton."
Pros: "Crew was nice and professional."
Cons: "Freezing, one hour wait on the tarmac before takeoff meant one hour delayed arrival. No TVs in seats, no meals on six hour flight."
Pros: "Great no complaints"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Flight was late"
Cons: "Had terrible seats with no reclines and near the bathroom. They charge extra for better seats, they should offer something in return for below average seats."
Cons: "The plane was too warm before take off."
Pros: "The pilot was very apologetic about being delayed but we were able to catch the flight because it was delayed for about more than 2 hours."
Cons: "It was cold in the beginning of the flight. We were delayed at the first flight and when we got to the gate there were no one available at the gate to check us in. We had to go to customer service to get on board."
Pros: "Flight crew was pleasant and efficient. Everything was on time."
Cons: "Cramped seats with zero leg room."
Pros: "The flight entertainment is really nice."
Cons: "Boarding seemed very chaotic as staff tried to get people to check bags at the last minute. My chair would not decline properly."
Cons: "Unable to access the internet. It was American flight, not Alaska flight"
Cons: "My check in bag it’s lost got wrong boarding pass even when I told them I had electronic boarding pass on my phone. Really disappointed with this."
Pros: "I liked the way the Pilot (Captain) addressed the passengers before and after the flight."
Cons: "The wait at the customer service counter in the terminal at LAX."
Pros: "All went well"
Pros: "Food voucher, small consolation for a missed dinner with family!"
Cons: "Delayed due to tire issue, deboarded and were told another plane would be there in 45 minutes, took 3 hours!!"
Pros: "In flight entertainment is good."
Cons: "Leg room is getting less and less. I’m 5’10” and couldn’t move my legs."
Pros: "Almost all parts were more than satisfactory as expected"
Cons: "Didn't enjoy nor appreciate the nearly 9 hour delay due to plane maintenance issues."
Pros: "I like how quick and efficient the boarding and check in process was."
Cons: "I just wish that if I paid a little more for seats I should get more comfortable and roomier seats is all. Don’t make the seats sit so upright."
Pros: "Nothing. Had a family emergency"
Cons: "I had a family emergency and had to buy a ticket to Pittsburgh to get home instead of going to Portland."
Pros: "We pleaded with attendant to let us take our carry on. We were first to board and all others on the flight were volunteer bag check only. It is Very difficult for me to walk. We packed in small carry on just so we could avoid the baggage carasol. She could have Easily granted our wish and treated is in volunteer manner like everyone else. But no way."
Cons: "Everything else was fine."
Pros: "Flight attendants were polite and friendly during beverage and snack service Seats were clean and recently reupholstered"
Cons: "Two people got removed from the flight for seemingly no particular reason prior to departure, and looked quite unhappy although there were no strong words. Very small seat pitch Long delays for maintenance and runway Annoying ads for AA credit card over the intercom prior to landing No USB ports"
Pros: "Comfortable first class seats for a regional airline, although no food or entertainment. Flight attendants were great, very friendly and they checked up on us often. On time departure and early arrival. American Airlines has always been great for me. Will be back"
Cons: "No food in first class, but it was only a 2 hr flight on a regional"
Pros: "Flight was moved from Philadelphia to Dalllas...no problem"
Cons: "scanty food from Dallas to Porltand"
Pros: "The boarding was super fast as well as exiting, WOW!"
Pros: "Boarding was very quick, they called the groups quickly with no lag time in between."
Cons: "I think this was the most cramped airplane I have been on. It was so uncomfortable and I would think that they would take this into consideration since it was a red eye flight."
Pros: "I got there safe and there was some entertainment"
Cons: "seats small and not real comfortable."
Pros: "I got home eventually"
Cons: "Wifi way too expensive compared to other airlines"
Cons: "our flight was delayed, and no other options"
Pros: "Got pretty much what I expected from economy."
Cons: "Lack of planning for carry on bags."
Pros: "On schedule and met all my expectations."
Cons: "No complaints."
Cons: "No complaints."
Cons: "Boarding seemed extremely unorganized. Crew skipped group 2 when calling groups to board, resulting in a mad rush."
Pros: "Nothing unexpected happened"
Cons: "Narrow seats . No plug in for music or phone .. Bare minimum for same cost as better flight"
Cons: "Booked flights together yet sat apart.. kid kicking back of away just uncomfortable"
Cons: "Terminal at LAX requires a bus."
Pros: "Arrived 25 min EARLY for a change!"
Pros: "How dark the flight was to sleep"
Cons: "Delayed flight"
Pros: "The pilot and the crew were very apologetic and went out of their way to make us feel comfortable & relaxed."
Cons: "We were delayed due to weather."
Cons: "Cancelled and put me on a flight over a day later with no hotel voucher"
Cons: "It was terrible. A missing flight attendant caused an extra delay in departure. Missed connecting flight. American Airlines was not prepared to assist all the stranded travelers. Had to spend night in the airport until I could get on a flight the next day. This was not what I paid for."
Pros: "Crew was nice including those helping with boarding. Smooth ride."
Cons: "Limited snack options."
Pros: "COMFORTABLE SEATS EVEN FIR A BIG GUY LIKE ME, FRIENDLY STAFF."
Cons: "LAST RED EYE FLIGHT WAS CANCELLED"
Cons: "Having to pay extra 24 hours in advance for a seat. There were no available "free" seats 24 hours before flight time."
Cons: "Connecting flight between LAX-PHX and PHX-STL cut it pretty close. I had to run across the airport at PHX which is a little hard considering how big the airport is."
Cons: "Flight delayed for two hours and then eventually cancelled!"
Cons: "I was very uncomfortable. My seat would not recline at all & I was seated to a very large man that"
Cons: "Everything was great"
Cons: "We sat on the tarmac in Philadelphia for several hours. After returning to the terminal we waited longer. We finally took off and flew to Portland. Upon arrival, we had to wait for a gate, even though this was in the middle of the night! Very disappointing flight. Arrived about three hours late."
Pros: "A breakfast offering at any time would be great."
Cons: "Too many people getting on at same time."
Cons: "Cost too much for carry-on. Seats don't recline."
Pros: "The flight was fine - it was on schedule and smooth. It's Frontier so there is no entertainment or food."
Pros: "The crew was friendly."
Cons: "No in flight snacks, entertainment, and seats were not very comfortable."
Pros: "Delayed. Lost bag. Horrible service. Hidden fees. Will never use Frontier again."
Cons: "It never got off the ground! Frontier didn't try to reach out about the cancellation before hand. TERRIBLE customer service! So disappointed!!"
Pros: "Great price, picked my seat (extra charge but worth it), friendly and competent crew, on time and not one hassle."
Cons: "Food choices very limited, especially when compared to the adult beverages available. It was a short flight so not a starvation issue but a few more choices would have been nice. Bring your own snack!"
Cons: "Delayed on the way there and delayed on the way home. Hen we sat on the runway for another 45 minutes waiting for a gate to open. Never again will I travel with Frontier!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Cons: "Flight was delayed 2 hours to start. Airline refused to give a reason! Finally it was operations. Then first officer times out, another 2 hour delay and instead of being proactive and having a Captain standing by because he was heading to time out we had another delay. Frontier has terrible gate agents who don't care. My flight that was to arrive at 10:55 PM arrived at 3:30 AM so I lost a day of work, had to cancel a meeting and lost an entire day because of Frontier's operations? Sounds like a poorly run airline who touts being low cost who nickel and dimes me to death. I WILL NEVER come back."
Pros: "Flight was on time, boarding was efficient"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seating, too crowded."
Pros: "The crew was pleasant."
Cons: "Everything is am upcharge! Food, bags, seats... they even charge for all beverages and ask for a tip on top of it. The seats don't recline and tgere is no entertainment. I will not fly Frontier Airlines ever again. What a disappointment."
Pros: "Not much."
Cons: "The cost of the carry on luggage was close to the same as the cost of the flight. I do not appreciate that level of surprise extra cost, as it was not highlighted at the time of purchase! When we decided to save $5 per piece of luggage and check our bags, the check in attendant threw our bags onto the conveyor belt haphazardly with little regard for what may have been in them. The seats on the plane did not recline and were very uncomfortable. I am very dissatisfied, and will avoid flying with Frontier Airlines in the future."
Cons: "Arrived well before the flight to check bag which I paid $35 (highest rate for check in bag yet-compared to other airlines). Took over an hour to check bag as there was one person checking bags at DIA. The other employee was assigned to the customers who had paid a premium fee. Many of the customers left the long lines and went to curb side to check their bags. When I arrived at gate, flight was delayed. I got on the plane and into my seat. Unfortunately, I was not paying attention and sat in 8F, not 8E. There was a woman and her daughter who came on late and they gave 8E to the daughter. Moments later a woman, came and asked me to show my boarding pass. I took out my phone but forgot I had switched it to airplane mode as we were due to leave. In a full flight, the woman (Robin), started telling me that I was on the wrong flight and that I was on the later flight. I couldn't bring up my seat assignment because I was frazzled and embarrassed as she insisted I get up and leave with her. I thought we were going out to check my assignment, but when I got out to the gate, I realized that the plane was leaving. Robin and the crew realized they had made a mistake and told me the only thing they could do was get me on the 10 p.m. flight out of Denver. Never have I been treated so poorly. All someone had to do was ask my name which did not happen until I was totally humiliated as I struggled to get off the plane and was out at the gate. I was reimbursed my flight and was given a check and a $15 voucher for dinner which didn't cover my dinner. I took the later flight and arrived home at 0100 a.m. My husband had to come home from the coast (2 hour drive) to take care of our dogs who were waiting for me to come home to feed them and get them out of the heat."
Pros: "The flight left on time and arrived early."
Cons: "I didn't like that I had to pay for a carry-on and a seat assignment. And then to find out when on board, that I had to pay for any snack or beverage. Good thing I had a water in hand. I had flown Frontier many years ago when I received good service. This flight was just transportation....not a service oriented flight to get you to return. Also, we waited for 1/2 hour at baggage claim for our bags to finally appear..."
Pros: "We arrived early!"
Cons: "The $20 in extra charges for the most uncomfortable seats ever. I was also never made aware of the extra charges for carry on items. At least be up front about it. Made my round trip ticket almost $100 more in fees."
Cons: "Added cost just to get a window seat, carry on bags, and all food. Won't fly them again if I don't have to."
Pros: "The attendants made sure every one was comfortable before the flight took off, after the doors were close the offered open seats to customers that looked a bit crammed. They were very accommodating. I didn't eat any food, but it smelled amazing. I would definitely suggest Frontier to any one flying I know I will be booking with them again."
Cons: "The chairs weren't the most comfortable, luckily it wasn't a long flight. Is a bit much for checked in baggage. I understand charging for extra luggage but the first checked bag should be complimentary."
Pros: "Smooth flight, arrived early, fast boarding pricess."
Cons: "Everything was fine, no foodand only water for free, which was expected since rates are so low. So low score is only due to N/ A not being an option to rank."
Pros: "Evertytging ran very smoothly. Got loaded early and got to Denver early which is always nice when traveling with a 3 year old."
Cons: "Turbulence coming into Denver was a bit bumpy. Made my niece nervous but I understand is common in denver."
Pros: "The crew was pretty friendly - friendlier than the other Frontier crews we had."
Cons: "Delay after delay after delay. Took us TWENTY extra hours to get home. Missed work and caused huge inconvenience to family and friends. Terrible airline, terrible experience."
Cons: "WORST AIRLINE EXPERIENCE EVER. I got totally ripped off! I paid for the ticket + the airline has you pay for seats on the connecting flight AND the 2nd flight + $40 for a carry on. At the end of the day I could have paid for a badass flight on ANOTHER CARRIER. I'll remember to NEVER fly this airline again.The non-reclining seats cost extra cash which is not properly disclosed during ticket purchase, a carry-on bag cost extra cash, the seats don't recline, the tray tables are tiny, THEY EVEN CHARGE FOR WATER."
Cons: "Flight was canceled 25 minutes before take off with no forewarning. Unacceptable."
Pros: "Was on time both ways."
Cons: "Seats were random, I didn't get to sit where I wanted. Loud plane ride on way home, loud humming noise that was out of the ordinary. No food served and no entertainment, but I knew that buying this ticket."
Pros: "The price is deceptively low. I avoided extra charges by not checking in until I was at the airport where a seat is automatically assigned and had all my clothes in one messenger bag. Avoiding interaction with their systems, last minute checkin, and one non-backpack/suitcase worked. It is like allegiant air = not clearly representative of costs."
Cons: "It was all about purchases. I thought I might get charged for a cup of water, but I was not. She said there are no refills. I could have insisted but I did not."
Pros: "Leg room!!! And my flight arrived early."
Cons: "No one informs you of all the charges that will be tacked on... Your seat, leg room, carry on. The staff were awful both ways. No one ever came back to my seat after their first round- so I had to get up and find a place to put my trash. The staff were completely unfriendly. The flight might be cheap- but you have to deal with subpar employees!"
Pros: "Overall it was a good experience. The crew was very nice and attentive to my needs. The boarding process was very smooth."
Cons: "The seats don't recline and since this was a night flight that was a drag. The tray table is not big enough to really work so with out being able to work or sleep it was not conducive to being a great experience and there was no free radio. So I rated the entertainment as boring. The reason I said the food was poor was I didn't feel like $2 for a Diet Coke was a value so I had water. The water was bottled and good so I went up to a mediocre."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Prices of beverage and snacks"
Pros: "The plane was clean and on time"
Cons: "This was without a doubt the most uncomfortable plane anyone in our family has ever been on. Not to mention that the size of the trays was completely useless, in addition to chair is not reclining at all. And no legroom whatsoever. We felt nickeled and dime did every turn paying the highest fees for baggage of any airline we've ever traveled, on top of only being able to bring one carry-on, and having to pay for any kind of beverage or snack on the plane. The staff was neither friendly or rude, I would say ambivalent. I don't normally leave negative reviews – but I will avoid frontier in the future. ( I apologize for the typos – I have dictated this on my phone, and the system is not allowing me to correct them. )"
Pros: "Flight was on time and the staff was friendly and helpful."
Cons: "We felt Frontier used the old "bait and switch" routine on us. We weren't aware to reserve a seat we had to pay an additional fee. We also were not informed that even one checked bag would cost us extra. Last, the baggage charge from Denver to Portland was $40 for one bag but on the return trip it was $30. Did we get ripped off in Denver??"
Pros: "Made it to my destination alive!"
Cons: "Extra cost after ticket purchase for seats both ways. Extra cost for any bags including carry-on. Extra cost for any food or drink item during flight-don't even get a cheap bag of peanuts for free!"
Pros: "No frills flying but it was fine. It was completely clear at booking and online check in that it costs for carry on bags."
Pros: "Charge for food, overhead, and seat reservationa?!?!?!?! May as well be the same price as the rest and get the options! The planes were old and dirty as well! Had the crew walking the plane to offer the Frontier line of credit? WHAT POOR TASTE!!!!!Te policy for what is considered a carry-on bag is even MORE rediculous!"
Cons: "Our flight was delayed a hour originally, then once to the hour, delayed aborted 3 hours and so on until it was eventual delayed 7 hours. When a southwest flight going to the airport as us schedule for a original take off about 10 mins apart left four hours before our flight.. Does not make since to me. I was unpleased with one of the flight attendants and her slight bit of attitude it seemed.. There was a open row and my friend and I traveling together just asked to sit there together since no one was in the isle at all.. After sitting in a small airport waiting for a flight for 7 hours I would have expected more welcoming service.. I will most likely not chose to fly with your company again..thank you Ashley Hietbrink email@example.com"
Pros: "The attendants handled the weather delay well, with patience, understanding and helpfulness."
Cons: "Weather delay for 7 hours. Had to pay $13 for my coach seat and $40 for my carry-on. Had to pay for all snacks except water. Very, very poor rating on all of the above. Frontier will now become my last choice."
Cons: "Canceled flight for weather. Stayed on line for 30 minutes to talk to someone who couldn't rebook me for a week and gave me a number for the airport desk so I wouldn't have to drive there but that number circled back to the one I just called, so I drove to the airport where no one was at the desk for an hour and again couldn't rebook OR give me a refund. Back home then for more calls. Entire trip was cancelled and ruined. Never have been treated like this by reputable airline where I could have been rerouted or offered a next day flight or switch to another airline."
Pros: "It was on time."
Cons: "Put you in a seat that does not recline while 4 seats in the exit aisle go empty, even the window seat that opens the door. When asked to move stated, " you have to pay extra for those seats". Good old Frontier."
Cons: "I was quite uncomfortable in a middle seat. I picked out window seats ahead of time and did not get one on either flight"
Cons: "On a redeye where seats did not recline at ALL. No check on how we were doing or offer of water...just a constant reminder that all beverages & snacks were for purchase. REDICULOUS that you are charged for carry on bags. Most likely won't fly with them again."
Pros: "Crew was pleasant"
Cons: "Seats were so hard and uncomfortable"
Cons: "The most uncomfortable seats in the sky. Charging for carry-ons and even sodas seems very "cheap". The only thing provided in your fare is an uncomfortable seat, a seat belt and free cups of water. Unless it's some sort of evacuation, they'll NEVER see me again."
Pros: "The prices"
Cons: "The early check-in online was not working, tried 3 times and had to pay full price at airport check-in. Air on plane was not working properly and caused us to be extremely uncomfortable. No leg room."
Pros: "On time. Friendly crew."
Cons: "Paying for bags and seat assignments. No IFE or wi-fi"
Pros: "Price of the flight"
Cons: "Seats were uncomfortable. Flight wasn't really cleaned well from previous."
Cons: "Having to pay for carrying. Defeats the lower pricing on flights."
Pros: "Great everyone very polite."
Cons: "No food, just snacks."
Pros: "Not much. Very uncomfortable seating. Lots of hidden charges."
Cons: "Did not like much."
Cons: "Same as above."
Pros: "They are the nicest ones I have ever experienced."
Cons: "Pricing. Bought my ticket only to find out I had to pay for a carry on AND a damn seat??? $13 for a seat. I thought that was the ticket was for. Ridiculous. Never again."
Pros: "I liked how cheap the flight was."
Cons: "I didn't like how uncomfortable the seats were or how you have to pay extra for checked and carry on bags."
Pros: "It's just your basic no frills flight. There's great value, if you're flying very light."
Cons: "They were upfront through emails about their baggage policy, albeit, I believe that they should allow carry-ons for free, or at a more reasonable price. The price for flying is great, but when you are charged for too many things, you begin to wonder why you should fly with them again. It makes you seek out their competitors instead."
Cons: "We had to pay for are baggage 40 dollars for each bag I won't be flying frontier ever again"
Cons: "Flight was rescheduled twice! And when I called to see if it was going to get canceled they said that it might still take off at the original time, even though I got 2 emails saying it was rescheduled. This made it really frustrating because we would not make it on time if it took off at the originally scheduled time! We rushed over to the airport just to be told it was taking off late again! So we waited at the airport for 2 more hours!"
Pros: "It took me from point A to point B."
Cons: "Baggage fees are ridiculous. Never again with Spirit."
Cons: "We were stuck for over 30 minutes at landing gate."
Pros: "The Flight attendants and the pilots were great,"
Cons: "The flight was aver an hour delayed. With all the mess from the original flight to Chicago, I will never fly Spirit again."
Cons: "I understand that spirit is a cheap airlines particularly serving those without luggage; however, when having luggage I spent $200 for a flight to pdx to lax - not a good deal. $200 for that flight should come with some kind of incredible perks which is not the case with spirit where you don't even get proper flight updates on the screen or tray tables. Also, it is clear that your airlines prey on those who follow directions as I saw handfuls of people walking through the gate with their luggage and not being charged, my boyfriend/travel companion for example paid nothing for his luggage, disregarded all memos via loud speaker and walked on with his unpaid for luggage. The experience with spirit was undesirable in every way and I will never chose this airline over another (luggage in hard or not) after the poor experience and being completely ripped off. I plan to share this message with social media and yelp sites as well."
Cons: "I didn't have a flight on spirit, they rebooked us on Delta."
Cons: "Flight was cancelled"
Pros: "Seats had enough room"
Cons: "No pretzels"
Pros: "We thought we were getting tickets at a reasonable price."
Cons: "The price would have been reasonable if we didn't have to pay extra for EVERYTHING."
Cons: "I had my boarding pass on my phone...I waited in line for 40 minutes only to be told that I had to have my ticket printed out. I was told to go to a kiosk and print out my boarding pass. There's no point to check in early if it doesn't save the consumer time. What a waste of time."
Cons: "Paying for my seat at a separate transaction."
Pros: "The young lady at the gate was very patient and sympathetic. Even after the 55th person coming up to her asking what they need to do or where to go."
Cons: "The mass chaos at the airport of virtually everyone scrambling to get another flight or just to obtain a piece of real estate to claim as theirs for the next 7-20 hours"
Cons: "No help on website or phone to rebook. Don't know if I can get fare refunded or not."
Cons: "1 hour into the flight passengers were told that due to "a minor mechanical problem" we would be heading back to Chicago. When we arrived back in Chicago, ticket agents rebooked me on a 6 a.m. flight. I was told there were no hotels available and would need to wait all might for my flight in the baggage claim area. No meal vouchers were given. Rebooked flight had a 4 hour layover instead of the nonstop I was originally on."
Cons: "We upgraded our seats for this flight and it cost us $17 on the return flight to get seats that did not recline, with the people in front of us got to recline and shrinking our upgraded seats."
Pros: "never flying spirit again"
Cons: "80+$ baggage fee for what on other airlines is only 25$, no free soda not even free water, worthless second rate citizens bilked by company that offers you nothing other than the chance to slide you credit card."
Pros: "I loved that the flight was cheap. I only brought a backpack so I didn't have to pay any extra fees. I didn't care about the food packages so once again I didn't pay any extra. The flight attendants were awesome! I did the online boarding and it was really easy to navigate"
Cons: "The seats were small, but the flight wasn't long so it wasn't bad. If you have to buy a bag make sure you do it before you get to the terminal. It's the cheapest to do online and then the price just continues to raise as you become closer to actually boarding the plane."
Cons: "Flight was delayed 3 hrs"
Pros: "Boarding was quick"
Cons: "The flight was delayed several times, the stewards at the airport pretended they were ignorant, though we all had phone updates. on the plane i witnessed the stewardesses being quiet rude to several guest that didn't speak English, which made me uncomfortable. Due to delays and lack of information, I missed my scheduled transport from the airport and had to take a cab, which cost me more than I saved flying with SPIRIT."
Pros: "Absolutely nothing"
Cons: "rude service - both inflight and ground Was told flight was an hour late, I was fine with that, but asked if the airplane was enroute. I was lied to and told it was, flight ended up being 3 hours late. I live 2 hours from the airport, had to spend extra $200 for a hotel because my bags were lost. Portland airport is only open for about 2 hours a day I paid extra to check in 2 bags ($90 each way) only to have them put in the airport lock up because I didn't claim them right away. I was the last person off the plane and need to use the bathroom. The ground crew apparently didn't want to wait a few extra minutes and locked my bags in the lock up. I had to wait until 5pm the FOLLOWING day to claim them and got nothing but attitude from the agent. Don't be fooled, this is not a discount airline, ends up costing SO MUCH more in time and hassle. Just fly Southwest."
Pros: "Flight unvenetful"
Cons: "Spirit website is absolutely horrible. Gate staff was horrible - very grumpy While a new plane, the seat had no padding. I won't choose Spirit anytime soon, even if Spirit's connections are more desirable."
Pros: "it was crowded but not full. Three adults with bags under the seats in one row is too cramped for a long flight - or even just over an hour if you have long legs and aren't petite. One guy moved to an open seat after about an hour and everything was tons better!!"
Pros: "I cannot think of a single positive thing to say about my experience."
Cons: "Our return flight was cancelled after being delayed twice. In the end, we sat in the airport for 7 hours. Spirit did not offer any compensation or apologies. We spent the next hour trying to find our checked bags, which did not appear on the baggage carousel where we were told they would be. It turns out they were dumped by the unmarked, unattended Spirit baggage office. To make matters worse, CES (massive international trade show) had just started in Las Vegas which means all the rooms went up 2-3x the normal price. Our new return flight was also delayed by 2 hours the next day. More sitting in an airport. Then we get on the plane and we're told the one of the bathroom doesn't work. They say they're not going to delay the flight to fix them. Just kidding, we sat on the plane for an hour as maintenance crews played with the bathrooms for over an hour. Not to mention the plastic buckets they call seats are incredibly cramped and uncomfortable."
Pros: "My own downloaded movie that I watched on my phone. Also needed/enjoyed the 2 bottles of wine that I purchased."
Cons: "Tight seat and screaming child right behind me, even after paying extra for the seat. Ugh!"
Pros: "The lady that did my check in was very nice and welcoming"
Cons: "While I was standing at the line waiting to give my suitcase, another attend was available but she was besy talking to her friend the second attended, so when I stand there for a few min and no body was there , I approach to the attendant that spoke to her friend and she gave my that attitude and send me back to the line . So eventually the lady that was besy got me and took care of me , but was rude !!"
Cons: "See above."
Pros: "Free hotel and food. They also provided for a taxi to and from the hotel."
Cons: "They sent the plane 30 minutes prior to when I, and 36 others arrived on another delayed flight."
Cons: "Cancelled it with no explanation Lengthy phone call"
Pros: "Not much to like about their service. Not worth the ticket price, there are all these hidden fees. No customer support. Flight insurance offered is missleading. Awful horrible bad pewtrid service."
Cons: "I purchased the flight insurance just in case plans neede to change, and they did. I flew my first leg with a different airlines; I needed to get to my destination sooner than I had origionally booked. Spirit makes it difficult to speak with anyone so I could not communicate my change. My return flight home was canceled even though I had paid for it. They would not help me return home at all. Spirt is awful. Their travel insurance is missleading. Spirit is the absolute worst as far as customer service. I cannot say enough bad about their service. Don't bother calling any phone numbers given, you'll be on hold hell for ever, with no pathway leading to speak to an actual human. RIP OFF."
Cons: "The lights were on the entire night flight, and got brighter when advertisements were being made."
Cons: "They wanted to charge me for a bag I'd already brought on previous flight with their airline. Again, it was a last minute booking, which was unquestionably cheap, so I can't complain too much."
Pros: "Crew was polite and rapidly boarded."
Cons: "Our plane was late to arrive, then had computer issues. We were delayed about 2.5 hours to our arrival."
Cons: "My first flight was delayed so much that, even though the second flight was also delayed, Spirit Airlines did not allow me to make the connection. Compensation was a hotel room until 12pm (even though the make-up flight is scheduled for almost eight hours later, at 7:55pm), taxis to and from the airport, and three $7 vouchers. Who can get a decent meal in a tourist destination for $7??? Will avoid this airline at all costs in the future."
Pros: "My re-booked flight was on Alaska Airlines and was much more comfortable than the Spirit flight would have been."
Cons: "I had to stay overnight when I could have made my original connection but wasn't permitted to board."
Cons: "The flight was delayed 2.5 hours. This crew was frienldier than our earlier flight though."
Cons: "There were several open seats and no one was allowed to go in the exit row. Not safe. Also boarding people were rude. I won't be flying spirit again."
Cons: "I was pretty turned off by spirit asking me 4 times for money to make their production more green, when they don't have mobile boarding. It seems blatantly scammy since they charge $10 to print the pass for you. I'd like to know the percentage of people who fly to a destination and have reasonable access to a printer so they can print their return flight home. I'm never flying spirit again."
Cons: "Spirit airlines scammed me and was a terrible value. I bought an inexpensive ticket ($70) without realizing that I would pay more than the flight for my bag and carry on ($85). The flight was delayed over 2 hours due to maintenance, so I missed the greyhound bus I needed to catch, and the people at customer service offered no reimbursement. They charged for everything (even water!) on the plane and I was only able to get water for medical reasons (once I told them I had a headache). The staff was rude and unapologetic. I usually fly southwest, and will do so in the future, because it is a much better value, considering they don't charge for bags and are usually inexpensive."
Pros: "It was very easy from start to finish!"
Pros: "quick flight once in the air"
Cons: "Incoming flight was late, seats are to close, would not take for a flight over two hours. Did I say the seats are too close."
Pros: "Staff was good and professional. Flight was timely and check in was smooth."
Cons: "I didn't know that no bags are included in the fare, checked or carry on. I had to contact spirit seperate from kayak and pay an additional $140 for 2 bags and $20 to sit next to my wife. This additional charge made my flight more expensive than the airlines I usually use. I also had to decline pages of extras from spirit"
Cons: "Worst customer service ever. Waste of money and time"
Cons: "Had to pay for s carryon it should tell you that won'the fly with them again"
Cons: "They leave out the carry on bag fee and mention nothing about it during checkout. $50+ per carry on bag for each flight. They have no free water or snacks midflight. Snacks I understand, but no water?? Really?"
Pros: "Spirit Airplanes -THE BEST!!!!!"
Pros: "I liked that one of the workers helped me find my way back when I got lost."
Cons: "My flight was delayed 4 times which meant I got in to Portland at 4am. I was lucky that the car rental place was still open. I also had an early interview, so getting their at 4 am didn't allow for much preparation time for me."
Cons: "Crazy unclear fees. Horrible."
Cons: "5 hour delay, terrible communication, poor customer service"
Pros: "The employees were very nice but put into a bad position by their management"
Cons: "When a flight is booked, pilots should be scheduled. I understand that things happen but communication is key. Telling people that the plane is here and we should be boarding soon is a big mistake when you do not have pilots ready and available. Stop over promising and under delivering."
Airlines flying from Orange County to Portland have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
Masks required on board, masks provided
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights