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|August||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 3% drop in price.|
|December||Most popular time to fly with an average 10% increase in price.|
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Top 3 airlines serving Philadelphia to California
Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "We didn’t crash"
Cons: "Customer service . Better baggage service , hot food , non canceled flights"
Pros: "On time departure from PHL and on time arrival in LAX."
Cons: "This was an older Airbus A321 with no power outlets at the seats and no video screens on the back of seats. As an Executive level Advantage member, I felt that I received no special recognition from onboard flight staff; they did the minimum as scripted."
Pros: "Nothing really"
Cons: "WiFi on both ways was not working"
Pros: "Cabin kept dark for majority of flight, good for sleep."
Cons: "More Main Cabin Extra searing. Besides bulkhead and exit rows, no Main Cabin Extra seating. No power outlets (again) for mobile phones. It’s just unacceptable this day and age with the use of handhelds for in-flight entertainment."
Pros: "Nice crew. Newer comfy seats"
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Duck tape holding up oxygen mask compartment 1 row behind us. Cabin entertainment monitor was missing a 3rd of the display and only one headphone jack in our row worked. Thankfully, we brought a splitter. We will never book an American Flight again. Aer Lingus was STELLAR. No comparison."
Pros: "The boarding agent and flight attendants were on, although the flight attendants didn’t do a second drink service on a six-hour flight out of laziness but blamed turbulence. (There were 2 hours after the turbulence with fasten seatbelt signs off.)"
Cons: "No in-flight entertainment except on your own device. No power, ensuring your device will die on a long flight. The old US Airways fleet from the Northeast is awful. And the lazy flight attendants didn’t do a second drink service."
Pros: "Landed early and safe. Crew was nice and comfort was okay"
Cons: "I did not make it there."
Pros: "Nothing, three hour delay"
Cons: "Why don’t they let people off the plane when they know there is a maintenance problem. They just lie to you and keep pushing the delay back when they could have let us get off the plane and get food. It’s ridiculous how much they keep BS’ing u"
Pros: "The crew was probably the only positive thing of the flight."
Cons: "Late boarding because of downsizing plane and overbooking, than sitting on a plane for an additional hour after boarding completed while it was very hot inside. Departed and landed with a delay. Very old airplane with no individual fans above the seats, no outlets to charge devices and no entertainment system."
Pros: "The leg room were very comfortable compare to other carriers.."
Cons: "Nothing i can think of.."
Cons: "No food served on a 5+ hour flight...you had to pay extra for it and it didn't look like it was worth it. You also had to pay to choose your seat to be with other members of your group....this is all after paying for the flight itself! For the trip to Ireland from LA, for a group of 6, it was another $1000+! Just another way to get a few more bucks because they can! :("
Pros: "No blankets no entertainment"
Pros: "45min delay due to weather and could only be given a gate away from the others, which ultimately required a shuttle. Long day."
Pros: "We arrived to LAX at the same scheduled time and the pilots were very informative when we might have turbulence."
Cons: "Head phone jack was broken, was told by one attendant that they would fix it. He never came back, told someone else and they said sorry, there was an open seat 6 rows back. Was not going to have my son sitting by himself. Knowing that you have to check many things prior to the flight, maybe have a back up plan for something like this."
Cons: "Taxied for two hours, then returned for fuel and discovered an engine problem. Had to change aircraft. No food or entertainment system."
Cons: "Seating is bad, one pays for the tickets then he has to pay for the seat seperraitly only the middle seat comes with the tickets."
Cons: "Six-hour flight. Seemed like a new plane, but no electrical or USB outlets. And considering there were no seat-back entertainment units, we had to use our phones, which ran out of power midway through the flight ... and again, no way to charge. Why not use this plane for short routes and use the better equipment for long flights between big hubs like this one was?"
Pros: "Efficient flight."
Cons: "Our party of four All had separate seated, two kids, even though we checked in at the earliest possible moment our only seat change options would’ve cost $400 to sit together."
Pros: "Even thought we flew through a lot of turbulence and were kept buckled in for most of the flight, the plane was steady."
Cons: "I fly this route frequently. This was a smooth flight from start to finish. Good communication from pilot and attendants."
Cons: "Delays Always delays. Old planes."
Cons: "Confusion on boarding. No clear direction. One cup of water for 6 hours. No food for 6 hours when other international airlines give food for 3 hours flight and lot of water. Uncomfortable seat."
Cons: "6hr flight with NO entertainment? Not acceptable."
Cons: "American Airlines lied to us that this flight was canceled. They made me go to the ticket counter to book another flight. While standing in line, my husband found out it was not canceled, but they were boarding the plane. The porter that pushed my mother in the wheelchair was able to get our bags checked. No American Airlines employee would help us. They just said to go back to the end of the line. The porter called the gate to have the plane wait for us. American Airlines DISCRIMINATES especially against the elderly!"
Pros: "The entertainment factor of people with huge bags being told they have to check them at the gate!"
Cons: "Middle seats!"
Cons: "No in flight entertainment. Delayed"
Pros: "Although we were delayed a bit, the ride was smooth and we caught up some. Great service. Being a domestic flight, it was surprising that the crew kept serving water and other drinks. Since it was the last 5 .5 hours after a 8.5 hour across the Atlantic, this was much appreciated."
Pros: "Pilot was very friendly"
Cons: "Seats were very uncomfortable"
Pros: "Can't really say much as I slept most of the flight."
Pros: "nothing horrible flight"
Cons: "This was almost a six hour flight there were no televisions available the flight was oversold and there were people on standby there was very little Lego room we were only offered snacks and drinks the crew was stressed we left late because we were instructed to check our carry-ons but that was not enforced until people were already on the plane getting on the plane and getting off the plane took a very long time there was very little leg room it was difficult to move around the plane because it was such a small plane the crew was very stressed out. I am very upset about this flight and will not fly with American ever again."
Cons: "1. Weather was bad and airlines knew it without sending out caution email or text messages early to passengers like Delta so that passengers can prepare for coming situation, either re routing flight or mental prepare for flight delay 2. Poor coordination - called to change flight and got confirmation via phone only found out in ticket counter that was not valid. 3. Luggage counter was bad, giving wrong picking luggage location caused two hour waiting in airport for nothing."
Pros: "I did like that the flight attendant checked my bag for me land was very forth coming on tips on how to save money with traveling. The fights we very smooth."
Cons: "I didn't like that airport staff didn't alert when the plane was leaving (no announcement was made and staff gave wrong information, I ended up"
Pros: "Boarding process was easy"
Cons: "Extremely cramped seating for such a long flight and there was no food or entertainment. when my daughter got sick, crew seemed put out by having to help."
Pros: "No entertainment on 6 hour flight."
Cons: "Took 40 minutes for baggage unloading to start. Many flights unloading at same time on only one carosuel. What is American's problem with baggage? No entertainment on 6 hour flight. Long walk to new terminal for connecting flight even though flight was listed as the same flight number for both legs."
Pros: "The crew was great."
Cons: "One of the worst flights ever. The plane was jammed. My seat was in row 20, directly across from the lavatory. The light was one every time they opened or closed the door. I had people standing right next to me with their rear ends in my face. The plane would be fine for a short trip with that many people and such small uncomfortable seats (and I am a little person 5'1"). But to put that many people on a "cattle car" for a 6 hour flight... no bueno. Also, I could not check in online to get seats and I wasn't able to upgrade. My husband was stuck 13 rows behind me. Worst flight ever."
Cons: "They were extremely slow at boarding and over-estimated how many pieces of carry-ons were being taken on board. As a result, every one who boarded the plane late were asked to check their carry-on bags in. We got on board only to find that there was still a ton of space in the overhead compartments."
Pros: "Comfortable seats, pleasant staff"
Cons: "Flight was 30 minutes late departure, and arrival (no gate at LAX due to late arrival."
Pros: "Take off was on time, and landed early."
Cons: "The woman boarding us asked me to combine my small items into one - and that was not the issue, it was her demeaning tone, and that there were several other passengers she had already let on with more than two consolidated items. Seats were very tight"
Pros: "again, nice and easy and well done."
Cons: "There should be entertainment on a 6 hr flight."
Pros: "we didn't crash"
Cons: "EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS FLIGHT WAS MISERABLE, but particularly the fact that we are packed in like sardines in a can. I'm 5'3 (on a good day) and weigh less than 115 pounds and those planes are UNBEARABLE. If I had been sitting next to one of the 100 obese people waiting for that flight I would have had a mental breakdown. No joke. I realize you are trying to be profitable but making your customers miserable is not the way."
Pros: "Nothing. We bounced back and forth between 2 gates at LAX. NO EXPLANATION FOR DELAYS. It's not our fault when you over book"
Cons: "Old plane with no tvs or power source for a 5 1/2 hour flight. Dirty plane too."
Pros: "Good entertainment for an overnight flight, and good food"
Cons: "Lost and damaged bag"
Pros: "We arrived safely. Flights were on time and the staff were professional and friendly even though they had to deal with awful passengers. In flight entertainment worked well."
Cons: "The boarding process is stressful. The monitors at the gate do not indicate which groups have been called and are allowed to board, so everyone just crowds up at the gate, you can't hear what's being announced and it's messy. It would be so helpful and efficient it was clearly displayed which groups have been called to board. I don't know why all airlines don't implement this. We were also made to check our carry on at the gate and when we got on the plane there was enough space in the overhead, which was a bit annoying."
Pros: "Boarded quickly, left/arrived on time. Early flight so I slept most of the way."
Cons: "Paying $60 for 2 checked bags was fine but the additional $100 for a 12 lb. over the weight limit was excessive. The bag fees ended up being just $40 less than the ticket."
Cons: "Worst airline ever"
Pros: "Nonstop flight."
Cons: "90 minute delay to repair toilets and the toilets were dirty."
Cons: "There is a charge to check bags and a charge for snacks and drinks. Whatever happened to complimentary incidentals?"
Pros: "Not much. It was on time so that was positive"
Cons: "Attitude of staff, comfort , communication regarding carry in"
Cons: "After paying for the flight. We had to pay to get seats guaranteed next to each other. And the charges for everything including a ridiculous amount for a can or soda or water and a snack."
Cons: "No food"
Pros: "I loved how welcoming crew members were and how attentive they were. I also liked that when checking in the bag crew was very nice and tried to help and resolve any issues there were. They were professional and helpful. The trip was smooth and according to time."
Cons: "There was really nothing to complain about. Seat were a little uncomfortable, but when speaking to regular flyers they mentioned how flying is not very comfortable in any airline."
Cons: "The seats are very uncomfortable. To many little charges; i.e. Snack drinks, baggage going and coming, seat selection. I would consider taking another airline and paying a higher price. Faulty/broken arm rest. Flight attendants slightly rude/short with passengers. Initially, the flight was cheaper but ended up being the same cost as every other airline once all the additional charges were added. What I thought was a positive for this airline quickly became a negative outcome."
Cons: "Frontier is a bait and switch operation. They offer discount fares and when you get to ticketing you discover that they charge $40 for checked bags and $45 for carry on bags!!! I can understand the checked baggage fee only if it was made known prior to purchase but charging more for carry on bags. Also, the staff at the ticketing counter are rude and obviously selected and trained to make sure that they get every penny of their ruthless money. I have flown my first and only flight with Frontier and will never do so again."
Pros: "We got to destination 30 mins ahead of time."
Cons: "No leg room and the seats don't recline. No free snacks or drinks. Not even water."
Pros: "The crew was very nice and boarded the plane quickly."
Cons: "Basically everything else was awful. The seats were the worst I've ever sat in on an airplane. There was something poking me in the back the entire flight. On an international flight there should be some sort of food options beyond m&m and rice krispy treats.... I ordered one, and they had none left. There wasn't even a magazine for me to look at while on the plane. Really disappointing experience from stem to stern"
Cons: "fees were charged foe everything from carryon bags,checked bags, seat reservation. There was a fee for everything but water. no updates on flight status, no music, no TV no movies, seats did not recline, stuffed in the seats like sardines."
Pros: "Cheap fare."
Cons: "The remodeled interior puts the seats closer together from front to back and don't recline. That also limits the size of the tray table, which is tiny. Even as a tiny, short person, it was uncomfortable. For anyone of normal stature it would be torture. Paying for a "better" seat appears to provide very little if any added benefit, just keeps your party together. There is no entertainment, movies, music, or wifi so bring your battery pack charger. There is only expensive junk food to eat. My only option on my coast to coast flight was a red eye. So you arrived just wiped out. So if you do this to save money, in my overall assessment, it's just not worth it. I'll never do it again."
Pros: "Long Flight Delay Due to Weather, Strong Thunderstorms and Tornado warnings. Handled Delay well and boarded when appropriate."
Cons: "My flight was delayed for 2 1/2 hours, and we had to deplane after I had already been on board for an hour waiting for take off. There were not nearly enough updates for me to be in the loop on what was going on. When we did learn, it was something to do with the engine? WHAT?! Thank god I even got there in one piece! And on top of that, no where during my booking was I even told that I had to pay to sit on this plane. I also didn't realize I had to pay for a carry-on bag but that I was told much sooner after my booking. When I went to check in for my flight the day before, I then learned to choose a seat I needed to pay as well. And if I didn't pay, what--standing room only on this plane? Pretty shyster-y. Next time, I'd rather pay the $95 upfront for an airline I've heard of, rather than be tricked and be on a poorly maintained plane."
Cons: "Baggage fees were ridiculous and the seats were very uncomfortable. Take off and landings were very rough."
Cons: "The flight was delayed 2 hours, and they didn't even offer coffee or refreshment on the plane as compensation for our delay since we missed our dinner with our loved ones."
Pros: "Very nice crew. Smooth boarding - quick and efficient."
Cons: "Seats very uncomfortable."
Pros: "It got me from A-B"
Cons: "This airline has gone downhill. Charging for carry on luggage and seat selection. No entertainment or Wifi. uncomfortable seats that do not recline. No complimentary ANYTHING. People will say this is the future, but the future is bleak. I will most likely not fly this airline again."
Pros: "Forewarned is forearmed. The last time I flew Frontier with my husband we swore never again after we got socked with an unexpected charge for carry-on baggage. Since we drove up for an emergency and I needed to fly home to accommodate my work schedule I had to bite my tongue and get the cheapest fare. Having only my purse as my traveling companion was a plus and I brought my own food, which was the envy of many on the plane. I would never use them to travel for a real vacation, but if you have to go in a pinch and can leave everything behind they are CHEAP enough to get the job done."
Cons: "The flight was booked to capacity, the idea of comfort with the seats is a fantasy as none of the seats move and are molded into the most uncomfortable position. If its for a short flight maybe you can brass it out otherwise do yourself a favor and pay the extra money for a better seat. Nothing is free, so bring your own snacks and drinks. Nuff said."
Pros: "Super low rate - on time flight a day after a massive storm blanketed Denver with a foot of snow. I assume I have to pay for each breath I take on a Frontier flight so it's never a surprise. A la carte is fine with me when a 3,000 mile round trip is $81.- Nice attendant at luggage check-in moved me to a window seat which was appreciated."
Cons: "Frontiers website is the worst in the airline industry."
Pros: "We had a flight attendant that yelled at passengers to "sit down! Right now!" When I asked if they could take my water cup they snapped at me and told me that I needed to wait. Waiting wasn't the problem, but aren't flight attendants supposed to be nice? No where does it say that military get free bags I wound up paying 70 this trip that could have been avoided."
Pros: "As I had previously interacted with these type of cheap ticket but pay for everything else airlines I knew what to expect. They cram as many ppl into a no frills plane and that keeps overhead down. Now that I'm done venting, I must say... This trip was pleasant all the way around. Found a great deal on kayak, flight crew was pleasant and the pilot kept the passengers in the loop at all times. Since I know what to do with these types of airlines they work great for a quick trip without luggage."
Pros: "Excellent service. Nice flight. Will definitely be back"
Pros: "Crew was friendly, and we got in early. That being said, the seats are bare bones (tiny table, no reclining, armrest doesn't fold up flush with the seat), and my bag didn't make the flight. Drinks, snacks, and carry-on also all cost money, which isn't so fun."
Cons: "Flight was delayed with no communication. Bag was lost, took them three days to find it and get it back to me. Didn't offer to reimburse me for the $30 I spent to check the bag. Had to call to get updates on the status of the bag, which they never had any information. Not to mention them trying to push their credit card on you during the whole flight."
Pros: "Flight was terible, no response from crew. Not comfortable."
Pros: "I was unable to enjoy anything about this flight and airline."
Cons: "Poor communication. Poor service on flight. Poor flight attendee attitude. I did not enjoy any part of this flying experience. Not only was I not able to check in using a mobile pdf, but there was no mention of that being an issue prior to standing in the long security line before being turned away, and told Frontier was the only airline who was unable to scan a pdf. I nearly missed my flight. I paid $60+ each way for my bag and seat which i found to be ridiculously over priced! Seats were awful, and were only accommodated with water as a beverage option."
Pros: "I traveled from PHL to MBJ for $200 right in the middle of Christmas. Other airlines were charging $400 to $900 for a ticket. I didn't have that much money to waste so I was happy to see Frontier. I've never heard about Frontier but I said what the hell we're going to die one day anyway. On departure day everything went smoothly. I paid $160 for several bags. I didn't mind because I am used to travelling US Airways and American so bags weren't free with them either and Frontier's prices are a bit less for the first 2 checked bags. I was surprised about the carry on bag charge but everything still worked out to being less than what other airlines were charging. My flight left on time, arrived early and everything was good. I'm in Jamaica!"
Cons: "I don't see the need to charge to choose a seat but if that's how you keep your prices low I don't mind being assigned a seat. When your budget is low you have to compromise."
Pros: "Frontier airline is the most annoying airline ever. My flight was delayed for six hours. It was suppose to leave at 5:30am but didn't leave until 11am. Snacks and drinks were not given considering the fact that people left there houses as early as 2am to catch the flight."
Pros: "I like that the flight got me to my destination in a timely manner."
Cons: "My dislikes are as follows:flight attendents are not as friendly as they use to be; you can't get a refreshment or bag of peanuts w/o paying an outrageous price (it use to be free); the luggage cost just as much as a plane ticket; a carry on (once free) now cost moe than luggage; and the seats no longer recline. I will probably be seek another airline in the future."
Pros: "Waited hours n missed my gig I was flying out for because of this delay. very upset! A little compensation would be nice!!"
Cons: "The stewardesses were rude. They had terrible manners, and called the police on one passenger who was not being unruly, but who questioned them so they continually harassed him."
Pros: "Comfortable seat; polite crew"
Cons: "Delayed flight"
Cons: "AWFUL. I arrived at the airport 1 hour and 10 minutes before my flight. I attempted to check in at a kiosk, which failed and I was told to line up to see a clerk. I got in the ticketing/check-in line and was waiting for a while when a clerk asks if anyone was flying to San Diego and that they were in the wrong line. I was redirected to the additional services line, and when I finally saw the clerk, was told that I had missed the 45 minute check-in deadline. They refused to help me look for another flight, and was told my ticket was nonrefundable even though the misdirection was the airline's fault and their lack of communication. They should've posted signs if passengers on a specific flight needed to be in a specific line for check-in. Furthermore, their lack of willingness to rectify the situation was just a poor demonstration of customer service. I will definitely not be flying with Frontier ever again."
Pros: "The flight cost was cheap, but was never informed that carrying on a bag I would have to pay for it. Wasn't aware that I would also be charged for selecting my seat. Beverages, including water, and food were also not included in the cost, and were relatively expensive. I used the app to check in 24 hours before my flight. I arrived at the airport and wanted to double check that I was checked in for my flight because I felt uneasy about it. The women at the check in said the mobile app does not count as a boarding pass and etc. So I needed to wait to be checked in. While getting in line to board the plane, a couple infront of me had their boarding passes on their phones and had no problem boarding with the app. I think there was a little miscommunication with the app and workers."
Pros: "I think this airline should be a little more open about what's going on. Upon booking, no mention of baggage fees. There was a delay that we knew nothing about as we sat there. The crew wasn't very welcoming. Probably wouldn't book Frontier again."
Pros: "Airport boarding and wait time"
Cons: "Extra charges for a soda and carry on bag charge. Also online registration was not helpful like other airlines and hard to understand. Also you should not have to pay extra for a seat that is rediculas only an upgrade should be charged not a standard seat. Will probably not fly with this airline again or recommend them because of the extra charges."
Pros: "Base price. Plane seemed newer and was clean."
Cons: "Staff was a bit rude. Tray table was comically small though with absolutely no complimentary food or drink I suppose it doesn't matter. Extremely thin padding on seats making them quite uncomfortable. While the base fee is low, once you factor in all of the fees for check bags, carry on bags, snacks or a drink while on-board, and paying to guarantee you have seats together, you might as well just fly Southwest because Frontier will likely be no cheaper or just barely."
Cons: "Comfort Entertqinment Crew professionalism Food and drinks"
Pros: "Good price for ticket. Plane boarded quickly and left and arrived on time."
Cons: "Frontier "nickle dimes" you to death. Charge for seat, charge for luggage, charge for something to drink. Add it all up and I'm not sure it is any cheaper."
Cons: "I have flown on several different airlines thru out my lifetime but Frontier is the worst. All other airlines give you soda and coffee for free. Frontier charges you $1.99 with a credit card for a cup of coffee. I flew from DIA to San Diego Dec 23,2015 with a carry on bag. But coming Home from San Diego to DIA Dec 27.2015 my bag grew 2"inches longer and I was forced to pay a extra $45.00. It's was the same carry on bag I took to San Diego. I travel a lot and know many people all over the United States who travel and I would not ever return flying FRONTIER or would I recommend it to anyone else. P.S. I measure my carry one bag before I left Denver. Poor service!!!!!"
Pros: "I usually don't fly frontier and was reminded why. The planes don't have seat rows listed on them and once you get to your seat, they're terribly uncomfortable. I guess the price is right to fly but after adding 40 dollars for a carry on item, what I paid doesn't look as good. silly to me that frontier can't afford to offer a free drink as well."
Pros: "The boarding process and the crew were amazing. The flight was smooth and arrived before schedule. Just be sure to account prices for seats and luggage and carry on baggage and food. The prices add up."
Cons: "Flight attendant put his dick in my face!!!"
Pros: "Firendly crew"
Cons: "The seats are so small and close together that my 6'3" self acutally does not fit in them. There are no headrests. You can even lean forward on your tray table bc the seat in front is too close and the tray table in 6 inches long and 4 inches wide. A middle seat on a Frontier flight is the worst thing going in travel right now."
Pros: "The luggage policy must have been informed to passangers prior to the purchase of the ticket. I am unhappy about the fact that I could not carry my small luggage as I used to."
Pros: "always professional"
Cons: "I had to book a secondary flight, my bother DIED unexpectedly, and there was business... not compassion thrown at me. I completely understand business, but geez???????"
Cons: "The cabin crew can be a bit more friendly. There were several exit-row seats empty and I saw they asked somebody to leave one of those who swapped seats during the flight. If this is the company's policy, they can announce it in the beginning which would make things easier."
Pros: "Attendants were very helpful and funny."
Pros: "Good pilot. Good landing and he gave good updates."
Cons: "I would like at least a couple water along with my ticket. Seats are very uncomfortable and the don't recline at all."
Pros: "Seats do not recline."
Cons: "Price was excellent."
Pros: "Nice flight attendants"
Cons: "Two hours delayed. No running water so could not wash hands in bathroom or have tea/coffee."
Cons: "Unprofessional and rude crew. Dirty, old fixtures and seats inside the plane. Luckily I had a seat that reclined but none of the others do??? Ended up spending almost $300 more (round trip) on seats and checking bags on top of the cost of the flight. Would have much rather flown another airline."
Pros: "I got everywhere on time."
Cons: "Spirit charges $55 for carry-on luggage. This would've been nice to know ahead of time as the money I saved on the flight was quickly diminished by those fees. They also charge for every little thing on the airplane, including the ability to pick your seat. I probably won't fly with spirit again. The seats didn't work as they would not recline. There was no entertainment at all. It was really the bare minimum of what a flight can offer."
Cons: "I will never fly spirit again. Charging for carry-on and checked bags. Even snacks!"
Pros: "It got me to my destination safely."
Cons: "There is absolutely nothing comfortable or convenient about the flight."
Cons: "First of all Kayak and everyone else oversold the flight. So even though I bought the ticket last week and showed up over an hour early when I got on the flight there were no seats, the seat they said they gave to me 19A was filled with another passenger with a ticket saying 19A so they also did not know what they were doing. The crew told me to sit anywhere, but three of us ended up having to get off the plane. I ended up being stuck in Los Angeles and missing a million $ meeting. No appology, no credit for future flights was made or even attempted by the crew. I'm considering a lawsuit to be honest unless some very quick and good service is provided. The crew was rude and stressed and all about leaving on time. HORRIBLE."
Cons: "Everything is a cost--from carry on baggage to seating. The seats do not recline; they seem ancient. The plane seems to be held together at the seams. Do not take Spirit for a long distance flight. You will be miserable when you land from lack of comfort."
Pros: "Nothing. Overcharged for lugage, They're using better planes to transport prisoners and, I'm sure that thay are getting free food & drinks. Seats are uncomfortable and don't recline & so close to seat in front of me, I coulnt struch my lags, folding table is so small that can of juice doesn't fit on it. We had 5.5 hours torcher flyte. We will never fly with " spirit aiilines" again."
Cons: "Your website is terrible, it took me almost 45 minutes to confirm my flyte and I couldn't print hoarding passes. My credit card didn't come thrue & I had to do everything again at the counter and paid more than $200 for the lugage including carry on. All other airlines have 50lbs allowable weight, you have 40 lbs, what a ripoff. I hade to play even for juce. You greedy Basterdes. "Your chip tickets" cost more than tickets for good airlines, SHAME ON YOU!!!!!!-"
Cons: "I arrived for my flight early and checked my two suitcases at $114 dollars. I proceeded to my gate an hour before boarding time to find that my flight was delayed 1hour and 45min. Thinking I had some time to use the lady's room and grab food I arrived back to my gate an hour and 40mins before take off to find that the plane was already boarded and the attendant would not let me on. They had reverted back to the original take off time because the plane showed up on time but did not call those who walked away from the gate. I missed my flight, I missed my check in time at school, my bags went without me and I was stuck in Philadelphia until my next flight today. I'm afraid my bags with everything I have are somewhere lost I in LA."
Pros: "The flight staff was great!"
Cons: "My legs were in the aisle, due to no leg space."
Pros: "I was afraid since everyone I spoke with had something negative to say. Flight was fine."
Cons: "Tiny tray No free beverage"
Cons: "No internet option to my knowledge."
Pros: "I suppose I liked the price, until I realized the unassailable truism that you get what you pay for."
Cons: "Every single aspect. It's as if an engineer looked at an airplane and said, "What if we took out the WiFi, removed the tray tables, narrowed the arm rests to the width of a pencil, and replaced reclining seats with chairs from Chipotle?" That, plus the nickel-and-diming of EVERY aspect, from soft drinks to carry-ons to seat selection, and you quickly realize that you made a grave mistake booking such a brazenly cheap airline. The one benefit is that I now have a new life standard, and I shall never again use Spirit or anything like it. I will also make it my goal to warn others of its discomfort. I suppose this is a good airline for those strapped for cash, or people who have to commute across the country at a discount. But for me anyone looking for even the base amount of dignity and customer service in the 21st century, Spirit makes a Greyhound bus look like first class."
Cons: "This airlines is a scam. You mark your flights low to then charge a ton for carry ons and check in luggage. I will never fly through this airlines again."
Pros: "Plane had very nice and wide aisles (wider than Southwest or American). The interior was all very nice and brand new. Boarding was easy. Flight was pleasant. Had many people warn me about Spirit flights but I had a good experience."
Cons: "Seats don't recline (fine for day flight sometimes but would be rough at night) plus tray tables are not much wider than a water bottle. Also paid $60 for 1 carry on and my seat assignment."
Pros: "Everything from boarding to flight to arrival was great. There were no delays or long waits."
Cons: "The charge for carry-on baggage was too much. I can see if you have more than one. But for just 1 bag it's ridiculous!"
Cons: "3 hour delay and customer service"
Pros: "Nothing. The whole experience was terrible. Initially the tickets are cheaper but you end up paying a lot more. Everything had a price. I flew on it because of the timing and it was direct, but it was delayed. Don't recommend it. I give it 0 stars!!"
Cons: "Had to pay more for bags than any other airlines. And pay for weight over 40lbs. So paid $82 for 1bag. No entertainment or wifi for a long direct flight. Charged for soda or water. Surprised they didn't charge to use the bathroom!! Flight was delayed. Never flying spirit ever, ever again!!"
Pros: "newer plane"
Cons: "$55 for 1 carry-on"
Pros: "That I arrived safely"
Cons: "The baggage fares. I need the domestic flight to connect to my international flight. So I had to pay $124 on baggage which is totally free for my international flight. Won't be flying Spirit next time I need a connecting flight. We waited 2 hours inside the plane at the gate before departing. We just informed we were delayed because of paper work and only after 1 hour we got an update. After an hour and a half we were told we could get off the plane if we wanted to get something to eat or drink... I'm tall so my legs were crammed. I guess the quote is true: you get what you pay for. Pay cheap, get cheap comfort, cheap service and expensive luggage fare!"
Pros: "I arrived without crashing"
Cons: "terrible hidden fees. seats don't recline and no leg room. They cram ever seat in to gain an extra row or two ..hidden charges for check in and for carry on. no food at all on the plan without charge. even a water is $2.50. delayed 1 1/2 hours sitting inside plane jammed in --then 5 hour flight and even then not even a complimentary pretzel . It is not about the free food.. it is about being uncomfortable and feeling ripped off."
Pros: "Crew was good. Flight attendants very friendly. Tried to make everyone comfortable."
Cons: "Delayed 2 hours at gate due to Spirit IT system glitch. Paperwork had to be done by hand and single supervisor working on another flight that she needed to get on ground before she could work on us. Everything extra. Need to pay step fees to get decent seat, reasonable amount of luggage, and even water. By the time you add all this up, not a bargain. Also they don't participate in TSA pre check so had to wait on lines even with this."
Cons: "My flight was delayed an hour and a half. Then we sat on the Tarmac for two additional hours."
Pros: "good folks wo4rk there, kind and helpful"
Cons: "cost too high for no comfort/frills"
Pros: "Flight crew"
Cons: "Couldn't renew 9$ program due to their tech problems. No live person to help ! Cost me $200 more for bags, flight and seat. Couldn't upgrade seat- handicapped and it made the trip miserable! The sears DONT RECLINE! Like riding a chocolate bus for 5 hours but worse!"
Pros: "We landed and the ordeal finally ended."
Cons: "What did we like? Absolutely nothing. We were four hours late! The crew were bad comedians They nickled and dimed us from beginning to end. We were really surprised that going to the bathroom was free (no dollar bill slot) but had to ask wether #1 or #2 was more expensive. We decided that the "S" at the beginning of their name should go at the end and "pirites" would be a more appropriate name for them. Dr Van & florence"
Pros: "Flight attendants was a sweetheart Boarding went quick"
Cons: "Left the lights on the whole 5 hour nighttime flight No complementary soda.. Cost 3 for a can of coke My table was broken"
Cons: "The flight's departure was at 5 pm, delayed it to 10 pm. I kept waiting at the airport, and then they announced it was fully cancelled. I stayed all night at the airport, booked another flight, left at 6 am. Stupidest day ever. Had I known I would have planned something for that day too."
Cons: "Spirit airlines cancelled our flight because of weather but every other airline continued to fly out. In fact, we were able to get a flight out at almost exactly the same time on American Airlines. The worst part was that they were trying to reschedule us for 2 days later!! They said that was the soonest we could fly on their airline. Im not sure who on earth can change their plans by 2 days at the last minute but it sure wasn't an option for us. There also was to be no help for the 2 nights (at 250$ per nigh0t we would have had to stay at a hotel."
Pros: "The one flight attendant was hilarious! It was easy boarding and moving around the plane."
Cons: "Nothing in particular."
Pros: "Curtesy of the crew. Promptness of overall service."
Cons: "Charge for carry on. Is the first time in my life since I travel by air that I was charged for the carry on. I'll spread the word about this ridiculous anomaly. Also, unreclinable chairs, with the smallest table I ever had during air travel. Lack of fairness by not posting the review. Not having access to your Terms related to this submission"
Cons: "Tiny tray tables"
Cons: "1) have to pay for bags 2) flight delayed 3) narrow seats 4) overweight people 5) overcharging for water on the plane 6) pilot tried to be funny instead of doing his job"
Cons: "Flight was delayed over 4 hours, long check in lines, almost missed our flight due to this."
Cons: "My flight from Phl to lax was cancelled on 6/28 due to weather. I'm not holding the air line accountable for the weather however I was given two options for the next day flight. I chose of course the same as previously scheduled direct flight from Phl to LAX I was told I would receive a round trip voucher for the inconvenience and I would addition receive an email confirming the modification within 15 mins. Long story short never received the email and I called the air line Spirit and was informed I was booked the wrong flight and the flight I wanted was booked. I was really to work with the air line to fly into almost any line into Cali but after 4 1/2 hours on the phone with the air line I was unable to change my flight. So now I have to take a connecting flight the total time traveling will be over 10 1/2 hours not including arriving 2 hours early to avoid missing my plane for the busy tsa lines. Nevertheless I would be satisfied if their representative would at least take accountable for their mistake and kept telling me that I booked connecting flight vs the direct flight. I was given a lossy $50 voucher which doesn't even cover luggage round trip. I have a flight schedule on 6/14 with the same air line which I'm strongly considering canceling due to the air lines negligence and mistake; however mostly because of the poor customer service the lack of acknowledgement of taken accountability for their mistake."
Cons: "Completely unprofessional crew. I thought it was just the first batch of people that were unprofessional when flying out, but I am now convinced that spirit airlines aims to recruit rude and unprofessional people to service their guests. Completely unoganized."
Cons: "2 hour delay after boarding, sitting ON the plane!!!! Pilot said it was to 'fill up on gas'. Ridiculous and should have been taken care of BEFORE we boarded. Spirit also does NOT accept TSA precheck, so I had to wait in long security lines. As expected, had to pay extra for everything - seat choice, overhead space, water, but this I knew beforehand. Overall the delay on the runway made this flight TERRIBLE."
Pros: "Flight Attendant was good and always around"
Cons: "Getting bags and seats purchased was horrible. Internet was always busy and there ware many attempts to get the job done."
Cons: "my bag was checked in on the plane but I wasnt sent through security check on time. complete waste of time. i received no credit and my bag is still missing. thanks a lot"
Pros: "Seats were very comfortable. Lots of leg room."
Cons: "Waiting on the runway after we landed for a spot to off load. Not cool after a 5 hour flight."
Pros: "onetime! Courteous Staff!"
Cons: "seats were a little hard on my back"
Pros: "Need more than 40 ils luggage limit on suitcase. Need to be able to take a carry on AND a pocketbook onto plane."
Cons: "What entertainment? There isn't any available. And then they pushed a Spirit Visa credit card application on us at the end of the flight and tried to entice us with frequent flier miles.....it was very tacky and low class."
Pros: "Slightly more leg room than most airlines"
Cons: "3-hour delay with no explanation as to why they were late."
Pros: "I like that I arrived at my destination alive."
Cons: "Spirit Airlines nickel and dime you for everything. I think I actually ended up spending more than I would've spend had I booked another flight that was a little bit more expensive upfront. Old dirty planes."
Pros: "I liked the customer service I received when I presented my Boarding Pass. The gentleman offered me a window seat that was available and was very professional."
Cons: "My flight #267 was late leaving Philadelphia. The crew on the plane didn't offer refreshments and seemed perturbed when people asked her questions.Upon arriving at LAX our bags took about an half hour just to retrieve. This was my second time flying with Spirit and there will not be a 3rd !!!"