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An average nonstop flight takes 1h 42m, covering a distance of 452 miles.
There are 320 (nonstop) flights between Philadelphia and Detroit per week, averaging 45 per day.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Nothing was enjoyable."
Cons: "The flight was 4 hours late to leave and American did nothing to try and remedy the situation. Unacceptable that we are this late. I missed my meetings and they won’t offer any kind of voucher for future travel. But yet we have to pay for change fees!?!? I will absolutely avoid flying American."
Cons: "Maybe had a flight crew on time and a plane that wasn’t 30 years old"
Cons: "I was so disappointed as soon as I walked into the plane. It was very old plane and very dated. There was no entertainment center. It was a long flight with nothing to do. :( I will never fly with American Airlines to Europe again)"
Pros: "Nice crew, plane clean."
Pros: "Basic flight. Super uncomfortable seats. Older plane. Cramped. Pilot was great. Flight smooth."
Cons: "Got there safe!"
Cons: "2 of our screens didn’t have audio working so couldn’t watch movies :-(. - assistants rebooted the systems but that didn’t help :-("
Pros: "I really liked crew, fast boarding"
Cons: "Old airplane, very noisy , no tv screans on seats, boring movies on tv and horrible ear sets, could not hear anything. very dissapointed experience."
Pros: "The flight was on time, nice crew."
Cons: "Only pretzels and drink on a 2.5 hour flight."
Pros: "The availability of entertainment on board. The hot meal was good."
Cons: "The seats were cramped for such a long flight."
Cons: "Food Seats so tight"
Pros: "It was always a close call and almost missed my flight"
Cons: "AA...they delayed flights and were very unprofessional. i will definitely choose BA over AA anyday."
Pros: "See above"
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "My connecting flight from london arrived late and the crew made sure i made it onto the flight to stl even though I barely made it to the gate on time."
Cons: "The Crew Tried to take us from our seats so they could sleep in our seats. They tried to relocate us to the last row where the seats don't recline.they were very abusive and rude, we have it all on a body Cam and we'll lodge formal charges against American Airlines once we return to the States. Worse Trip EVER."
Cons: "Only half the crew worked"
Pros: "Didn’t expect a hot dinner or a breffy, so that was nice!"
Cons: "Felt crowded for such a long flight, but the flight crew was great."
Pros: "Empty seat by side"
Cons: "Overhead light not working TV screen not working Very average food"
Pros: "Crew was good, seats comfortable"
Cons: "my entertainment system headset plug was broken and didn't work - a problem for such a long flight!"
Pros: "Having more room for our seats to get comfortable and that we had a dinner that was served. Was not expecting that"
Pros: "Good legroom, nice crew, temperature was comfortable, arrived ahead of schedule even though we sat on the departure tarmac for at least 30 min after we left the gate."
Cons: "Sitting on the tarmac and no individual screens on one flight."
Pros: "No problems. Everything was smooth"
Cons: "Took 35 min to move from the gate with everyone buckled in."
Pros: "How nice the landing was. And how really sort it was"
Pros: "Flight attendants actually seemed to care about what they were doing. Seats were pretty comfy for once."
Cons: "Flight delayed with no explanation or apologies. Putting two and two together from the airport monitors it looks like they had to swap planes due to a scheduling or maintenance issue. Just another chapter in the neverending saga of delayed American airlines flights"
Pros: "Things went very smoothly."
Cons: "Long layover"
Pros: "We arrived safely and so did our luggage."
Cons: "PHL-Lisbon plane left 3 hours late due to CATERING problem. Seats were uncomfortable and food was awful. Lights and entertainment controls at my seat didn’t work."
Pros: "Not much here. The seats were ok, but the rest of the flight the airline was just poor."
Cons: "The airline is so outdated and behind the times of their competitors, their in that they don't have in flight entertainment unless you download their app and give them your email address. On top of that when I originally booked my flights, I had made sure to have 1.5 hr for a layover between my connecting flights. Well, they decided to move up my connector such that I had 25 minutes to run across 2 terminals. They only give you pretzels on the plane, and a single soda drink. They offer you "food bundles" but why do I want to pay $8 for a sandwich that costs $1 to make."
Pros: "The food was better than other international flights I’ve been on."
Cons: "A “broken plane?” Are you kidding me? This was the explanation for a 3 hour delay. A European connection should have either rigorous maintenance routine and/or records or there should be planes ready to fill a unexpected need."
Pros: "Boarding, comfortable seats, clean"
Cons: "Mediocre service, choice of food was down to one option (and I was on the 2nd row)"
Pros: "Crew was great, and flight was relatively on time."
Cons: "Itinerary I received was for British Airways, with whom I have always had excellent experiences. However, I discovered at check-in I would actually be traveling on American Airlines with a different flight no. I had already provided my BA flight numbers to family. No explanation was give to me prior to flight that this would be the case. Food was terrible- even for Coach class - I don't always expect a gourmet meal, but BA was consistently good in the past, so I had positive expectations. My personal entertainment system did not work properly so I could not use it."
Pros: "Much more room in seats than expected"
Pros: "Good seats with a bit more room than most planes. Very good staff onboard."
Pros: "When i got off the plane"
Cons: "Food was worse than prison food. It was a full flight and my entertainment screen did not work for half the flight from phl to man. Several times i was told its bein reset over the hours. Every other screen seemed to be working. I paid $1600 for this flight as it was booked a week beforhand as my mother got really sick and needed to be here. Honestly, never again. Over priced,horrible food and no workin tv. Expect more for the price. Will be my last time using them after years of doin so"
Cons: "Nothing. It was cancelled with little to none explanation"
Cons: "Outdated airplanes"
Cons: "I paid $20,for the in flight Internet and it didn't work. Neither did my monitor."
Pros: "When our flight was delayed in Denver the agent at the check in gate worked very hard to get our flight plans changed with as little impact as possible."
Cons: "We understand that delays happen but due to a delay on American Airlines we have lost our luggage and it doesn't seem likely it will be returned. We had five pieces of luggage lost during our flight from the U.S. to Spain. When we arrived in Madrid we were told that all five pieces had been located. When we went to pick them up the next day there were only four pieces at the airport. We were told the fifth suitcase would be delivered when it was located. It's ten days later and there's no sign of the luggage. It has taken multiple phone calls to get the information about the luggage correct. They assure me that they have everything correctly documented and then when I call back they haven't changed a thing. It has been a very frustrating process overall."
Pros: "Everyone was nice, and accommodating. It was our 3 and 5yr olds first flight. Thank you very much American Airlines!!"
Pros: "There were empty seats close to me, so that was great. The food was pretty good and it was nice that the wine was free."
Cons: "The screen on the back of the seat in front of me did not work well at all so it was difficult to watch movies. (I had to press multiple times to change the screen from one display to another.)"
Pros: "Crew was helpful and provided sufficient food and drinks. Plane was late."
Cons: "The plane was late. Took a long time to turn over and the seats were not very comfortable. This was a flight operated by American Airlines"
Pros: "Food and crew were excellent. In flight entertainment vast."
Cons: "Seats were terribly uncomfortable. I was sandwiched between two men in an aisle seat of 4 and our arms were bumping into each other the whole time because the seats were smaller than the people. It was the most back and lower lumbar discomfort I've had."
Cons: "Plane needed to be updated. CRT TVs still? More space in seating for such a long duration flight. Head rests that don't rise more than a few centimeter. What's the point then?"
Pros: "I had never flown coach and decided to try it at a ridiculously low price. It was fine. I slept well and the service was above expectation for Coach"
Cons: "It was difficult to get to the rest room because it was a full flight"
Pros: "Another great flight. On our plane the entertainment was free and I was able to watch a lot of movies. We even landed early"
Cons: "I know it was a very long flight and my butt and legs were hiring by the time we landed. Also I'm lactose intolerant. And I wasn't able to eat any of the food. But it did look good. But overall a very good flight."
Pros: "Flight on time. Crew were pleasant."
Cons: "Usb charger would not charge tablet in flight. Tried multiple sources since there were 4 of us-none worked."
Pros: "Flight was crowded , they stored my bag without fee which was greatly appreciated"
Cons: "Plane was too small for international flight"
Cons: "Had to book a flight to Providence and then rent a car to drive to Boston since there were no other available flights to Boston today."
Pros: "our original flight was cancel due to snow, and we were placed at a hotel and food vouchers were given as well"
Cons: "no head set were passed out making video entertainment useless"
Cons: "The entertainment screen for seat did not work. A crew member indicated that he would try to fix it, but he never reappeared and nothing was done to alleviate the problem. They could not have cared less."
Pros: "Watched movies most of flight and the wine was free. The pilots got us there safely."
Cons: "They never called for groups, except 1st class. After they boarded it was a free for all. Wasn't allowed to check in online, had to wait until I got to airport.The seats just keep getting smaller and smaller. The microwaved tv dinner they served was horrible. Someone pooped on the bathroom floor."
Pros: "My father passed away earlier that day and I needed a ticket quickly to fly home. At the airport I was a mess and the airline counter attendant was so amazing helping me ( I had never flown United and had no idea about their luggage policies ect..). She quickly pulled me aside.. helped me with checking in and did her best to fine me another seat thatvwas better than the one I had already chosen.Also, she gave me a hug and her condolences. Flying with an airline that has heart helped me so much during one of the most difficult times of my life. I will absolutely fly with them again."
Cons: "No complaints ... but I paid for a movie to take my mind off of my father's passing during the flight and there was a short in my monitor for our whole row. It kept cutting in and out and "searching for signal", I only was able to see 1/4 of the movie I paid for with all the interruptions in signal."
Pros: "a little bit more foot-room than my previous flight on a different airline."
Cons: "Waited until boarding to give me a seat"
Pros: "Crew was great"
Cons: "Great aircraft!"
Pros: "United got me from point A to point B"
Cons: "Crew was rude, not just to me, but to other patrons. Flight was packed going and the man scanning boarding passes spoke to those of us asking simple questions as if we were stupid and defiant. Was he a prison guard in his previous job? On the way to Newark, I had an aisle seat. One of the stewardesses blazed by me with a cart ramming it into my shoulder without so much as a, "sorry." I'm not a big woman but maybe as I dozed off I leaned over a bit...There is no way she didn't feel her cart hit me. Rudeness, it seems is a part of the culture at United because the flight attendants coming back squeezed past the long line for the bathroom without saying, "excuse me." They did however, say, "I need to get by," and one of them brushed by the gentlemen sitting next to me and bumped his laptop and coffee. Overall it seems that the crew working these particular United flights have forgotten that we pay hard earned money to fly. Some of us are going on vacation, to see loved ones, and some are flying to deal with unpleasant circumstances. The staff may fly several times a day, but most passengers do not. There's a lot of prep and anxiety, that goes into taking a flight and a surly flight crew multiplies that anxiety. No one wants to fly with a crew that hates their job."
Pros: "I'm handicapped and the help getting from terminal to terminal. The people were very helpful."
Cons: "I have metal leg braces. I had to remove them to get in the seat. So the flight was uncomfortable. It would be nice if the plane could have handicapped seating.I know I wouldn't have minded paying a little more for comfortable seating."
Pros: "Pilots and some flight attendants were kind and friendly."
Cons: "On the return home, I was seated in the last row right next to the lavatory. I was bumped into at least 25 times by other passengers and flight attendants. I would suggest removing the aisle seat on both sides."
Cons: "My connection to YYZ was cancelled and I was not even rebooked to the next flight. I needed to buy a ticket on Air Canada in order to get there. Every time I fly United I find myself asking "why in the hell am I flying United?""
Cons: "Very rude crew."
Pros: "It was a light flight, so I could have my carry-on with me even though I was in group 5. The breakfast -- berry pecan French toast -- was surprisingly tasty and satisfying (if not very attractively presented)."
Cons: "Too bad I had to pay so much for the exit row seat. I'm tall and it's needed for standard comfort (as opposed to extra comfort). Oh well. Gotta squeeze those dollars out of the passengers every way they can."
Pros: "The boarding was very smooth."
Cons: "The passengers behind me had a baby on board that cried throughout the whole flight."
Pros: "Boarding was efficient and the crew was competent."
Cons: "United charges you extra for everything. Economy is uncomfortable."
Cons: "The flight was late/ delayed over 6 hours. The crew was rude and very unprofessional. This was the worst experience i have ever had flying. I can honestly say I will Never fly United airlines again. I understand that flights get delayed, but when every worker at the flight check in desk, and flight attendants are rude and have a smug attitude as if they don't care then at that point i walk away from ever doing business with you again."
Pros: "In Flight staff very nice"
Cons: "Delays delays"
Cons: "My first time flying through United and I am dissapointed my flight was delayed over 6 hours and we get no refund for that? Really United? Aren't you suppose to be a top airline for a reason. Never again"
Pros: "Friendly service, nice and comfortable."
Cons: "The flight was delayed 2 hours without any real explanation of why. They ended up moving us to a new gate at the last minute."
Cons: "Delays both ways"
Cons: "The seat cushions were in terrible condition!!!"
Pros: "Departures and arrivals were on time. Boarding was efficient. Baggage arrived in claim area quickly. No stress or hassle."
Pros: "On timing"
Pros: "Crew was attentive and efficient."
Cons: "Seats are very cramped for anyone above average height. Not enough space for carry on baggage when the plane is full."
Pros: "Only an hour flight"
Cons: "Same as earlier flight but didn't try wifi."
Pros: "Fast boarding, close gate"
Cons: "Tight seating"
Pros: "The flight staff were courteous."
Cons: "The seats were too tight I was squished to the window by big person next to me and the person front of me reclined to tighten up the space more. My seat could not recline"
Pros: "Nothing no transparency"
Cons: "Everything no compensation no assistance upon arriving to Houston four hours late for connection... Had to rent a car to get to San Antonio"
Cons: "Cross country flight, tiniest snack ever, $8 for any entertainment. Choose JetBlue if you get the choice"
Pros: "The personal were mostly very freindly"
Cons: "My carry-on had to go through the scanner a few times and finally had to be checked. The check person was calling out "who's bag" and I did not hear her. She scolded me for not listening."
Pros: "Good crew, polite, professional. Clean cabin."
Cons: "1. No video screens. A/V offered through wifi to PDAs, but no USB charging could limit viewing. 2. Seating is too close. 3. Very limited micro-snacks."
Pros: "Again friendly"
Cons: "Rough flight and technical problems then had to wait another 45 mins on runway to get to the door"
Pros: "Movie streaming over WiFi worked on this flight."
Cons: "Snowboard Bag was ejected very hard onto the belt by airport person. Dented my hard case. There was a gentlemen who saw his guitar being tossed out onto the belt. Very little respect for peoples' luggage."
Pros: "It was awesome fckin amazing"
Cons: "Didn't even get to fly they canceled all my flights with no resolutions"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "I paid for my luggage in advance and when I arrived at Philly airport it was not acknowledged"
Pros: "Returned flight from Phily was ok and on time"
Cons: "The first part of my flight was cancelled after the passengers were boarded. Then long lines to make changes. I had to booked with American Airlines to get to Phily"
Cons: "Every time I fly through San Franscisco, my United flight is cancelled, delayed or I get stranded! If you know a large number of your passengers are coming in on a flight from the east coast that was delayed for de-icing...wouldn't it be easier to just hold the flight, since it is the last flight of the night. United's customer service and care of passengers is horrible!"
Pros: "The space between seat was better than the long haul United light from Houston to Tokyo. The piloting was smooth for take off and landing. The flight was on time."
Pros: "Crew members very kind. Loved my seat"
Pros: "acceptable for the price"
Pros: "Seating was good."
Pros: "This was the best flight."
Cons: "I was asked to change my flight. I did so out of the goodness of my heart. I then went to check into my new flight and I was told I wouldn't probably be put on it. Although it was eventually corrected, it was unnecessary frustration."
Cons: "My flight was many hours delayed due to bad weather in Denver. Then my flight from Denver to LAX was eventually cancelled so I took a direct flight from Phl to LAX on American. That flight was fine."
Cons: "Flight there was ok. I'm 6ft 3 and have some weight to me but I've never had a problem being able to fit in a seat before. Not even close! The Boeing 737 we rode on the way back home was THE most uncomfortable 3 hours ever. I saw other customers "getting up to go to the bathroom" to stretch and get out of these seats. They were so small, so cramped and the leg room is the worst I've ever had! Hey United, instead of upgrading your older planes to have tv's in all the head rests (which costs money anyways) why don't you retrofit them to have liveable if not comfortable seats/legroom. Absolutely terrible. Considering never flying United again after that flight. I thought longer flights usually get bigger planes with more slightly more comfortable sitting accommodations. Caved and got one of the food boxes....bleh. Just bleh. Supposed to have smoked gouda spread. Tasted like those pretzel and cheese snacks that you give your kids for lunch."
Cons: "Unfortunately, the flight was not a good experience. We boarded and then after an hour, had to deplane. We were told ticket agents would be waiting to help. There were over 200 people and only one agent. A second came later. After an hour and a half, I was issued a new ticket with a layover in DC, that flight was delayed and would have made it impossible to make the connection. I waited in line again, and was helped by a different, much more efficient person. She booked me on American direct to Grand Rapids. That flight was great. It would have been alright if there were more agents or when you called United, they could have helped but did not. It was poorly handled. There was one agent that shined through and if you were lucky enough to get her, life was good."
Cons: "The counter agent at the gate was rude and acted like she didn't want to help me when I didn't have an assigned seat designated. May not ever fly United again because of poor customer service. The counter agent at the gate was rude and acted like she didn't want to help me when I didn't have an assigned seat designated. May not ever fly United again because of poor customer service. This is for the connection from Chicago to Austin."
Cons: "First of all, the flight was delayed by 45 minutes due to operational delays. This made our connection uncomfortably tight. The seats on this particular jet were really uncomfortable. I've flown over a dozen times this past year, and this was the most uncomfortable I've been. My United flight later this same day on a smaller ERJ or CRJ jet was more comfortable than this flight."
Cons: "Not sure why, but both of the legs on this trip ended up being with the group 5 boarding segment. I checked in right at the 24 hour mark but still ended up in the last segment. Not sure if this is due to being in an aisle seat. I feel that United gives anyone booking tickets through an outlet other than their own website puts them "at the end of the line". Thank You"
Pros: "I'm thankful for the fact that although my fiance and I were extremely uncomfortable, her being 100 lbs and me 150, we made it to San Francisco."
Cons: "This was the most uncomfortable I have ever been on a plane. I am an average size man 5'-8" 150 lbs and I couldn't move. I would like to meet the person responsible for designing the seating on this plane and..... It was obviously designed by greed. I understand you need to make money but it was just ridiculous. This was the only plane that I have been on that I have felt this way. It seemed as though the seats were upgraded at some point but inches were cut to fit more seats, for more passengers, for more income. Greed above basic comfort. So disappointed, I will go out of my way to not fly united again and absolutely warn others."
Cons: "Notices of the delayed flight ahead of time -- no notice was given until the original time of departure, when there was no plane in sight, so everyone was standing around wondering what was going on."
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."
Pros: "Whole flight"
Cons: "Everything it was great"
Pros: "For a budget airline, the seats were more spacious and much cleaner than the budget competition. On board plane crew was fantastic."
Cons: "Plane was delayed and little to no information was given at the gate that there was a delay, nor an expected time of departure. Only info was in the form of an email, which was sent after the plane left. Ridiculous!"
Pros: "The check in Gal was great."
Cons: "Everything else."
Pros: "Price, knee room"
Cons: "Separate pricing for carry -on luggage, playing games with seat availability"
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."
Cons: "Worst seats I've ever been on."
Pros: "Long Flight Delay Due to Weather, Strong Thunderstorms and Tornado warnings. Handled Delay well and boarded when appropriate."
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: "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: "Friendly service"
Cons: "It was all good :-)"
Pros: "Pilot did good job and enjoyed the flight"
Cons: "Flights were cancelled due to ice in Detroit which is understandable, but Frontier couldn't rebook my flight until three days later! I am much wiser now as I realize that only one flight per day in and out of Detroit can really have a negative impact on one's travel schedule. The money I spent over those 3 days far exceeded the ticket price of other carriers."
Pros: "on Time."
Cons: "Check in by computer 24 hours in advance did not work. The guy in front of me at the check in line had the same problem."
Pros: "Staff and flight were just fine. Those seats? They're horrible and uncomfortable. Greyhound bus seats would be more comfortable ."
Pros: "Seats are like sitting in a folding chair it was miserable on a 3.5 hour flighr"
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"
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 was shocked to find out we had to pay an extra $16 per seat and $35 per checked bag after booking the flight. Between kayak and Frontier, they have mastered de-bundling and "the bait and switch" concepts. They got us this time....not good for building customer loyalty. So long kayak and Frontier."
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."
Pros: "Cheap and everything was fine"
Cons: "Make sure you don't bring carry on items and then get charged!"
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."
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."
Cons: "The flight was delayed and boarding was never posted. We were online checking while having food next to the gate. We missed the flight by 2 minutes and have to fly out 24 hours later, missing a wedding which was the whole purpose going."
Pros: "Cost of flight was pretty reasonable in spite of the normal up-charging that Spirit puts you through when you go to check in online and find that the only remaining seats are going to cost extra. Flight lft on time and arrived a bit early."
Cons: "The flight attendants stood in the back of the plane for most of the flight and talked/shouted to each other so loudly that I could hear their entire conversation even though I was seated quite a few rows away. If a passenger was talking that loud people would complain and they would be asked to keep it down. Very unprofessional and rude!"
Pros: "Didn’t crash"
Cons: "I have Global Entry and it was on my reservation. When I printed out my boarding pass it was taken off. Plane was very stinky"
Cons: "Took 30 minutes to check a bag and 20 minutes to retrieve bag after landing in Detroit. Paid extra for large seats on the plane that were uncomfortable. Don’t fly Spirit."
Pros: "Your hospitality"
Cons: "It tooked some time to come our baggage"
Pros: "Spirit people were friendly and tried but it dragged on all day"
Cons: "Flight originally scheduled to depart at 11:30. Kept pushing back an hour or two at a time. First it was 1:00, then 2:00, then 4:00 and I think it actually didn't take off until after 6:00. Spent entire day at airport and finally had to book expensive one way flight on different airline as Spirit was booking us for the next day."
Pros: "From beginning to end....when your standing there and the he flight attendant give your assigned seat away"
Pros: "Had an Exit row so enough legroom. Got us there early."
Cons: "Narrow seats."
Cons: "We were directed to board a plane that was not ready to fly and did not have working air conditioning. It was a safety and health hazard."
Pros: "That the flight was over and I was done flying with spirit."
Cons: "Literally everything is extra on a spirit flight. I have just started flying more recently and this is the first time I think I have taken a spirit flight because I would have remembered to avoid this company because of their service. If you wanted to bring a carry on bag that is bigger than a small back pack, you pay for it. Some water on your flight, pay for it. Leg room and comfort of the seats, horrible. Any in flight entertainment, no. Any USB charging, no. I would not choose spirit again if I have the chance. And there were plenty of delays with both my flight to and from my destination. I don't know if spirit has any control over that, but it makes for a horrible flying experience. My 1 hour 10 min flight turned in to 3 and a half hours thanks to waiting in the airport, on the terminal, and circling in the sky."
Cons: "Spirit Airlines sucks. Worst company. Never again."
Cons: "I had to cancel my flight because my uncle went into hospice and is actively dying. I was not able to get a refund my ticket or use it as a credit. i think that is deplorable"
Pros: "The flight was much quicker than I expected it to be which was very great!!"
Cons: "There was a lot of turbulence on the flight and the pilot kept changing elevations."
Pros: "Plane from Philadelphia to Detroit was delayed 4 hours. They offered a refund if you wanted to bail out or s $50 voucher if you waited it out."
Cons: "Voucher has to be used toward a ticket purchase within a few weeks. I may not have anywhere to go."
Pros: "Plane was half full so there was plenty of room."
Cons: "Nothing really. This was a great flight by Spirit standards."
Pros: "Great flight for cheap rate!"
Pros: "I liked the funny and knowledgeable crew. They worked well together to get us off the ground quickly even with a slight delay on the ground."
Cons: "I wish they had combo food that included a coffee and booze or 1 soda and a bag of chips and salsa."
Pros: "Excellent people helped me out to get my flight"
Pros: "Nothing except price"
Cons: "Everything about the flight round trip was horrible..."
Pros: "Everything went very smoothly"
Cons: "The check in process was a bit tedious"
Cons: "Flight from Detroit to Philadelphia was cancelled the morning of the trip. Wait time to talk to a Kayak rep was 1 hr 20 min, then the Kayak rep that tried to help us was informed by Spirit that we had to talk with them directly. Then the wait time for Spirit rep was over an hour and their website function was down. When we finally reached the Spirit rep they informed us that they would not help us reschedule another flight to get to our destination, and our choices were to get a refund or fly out with them 2 days later. Neither of these choices were an option for us, so we had to purchase last minute tickets on our own for an outrageous price with another airline. Spirit said the hurricane/weather was the reason they cancelled the flight, but the weather was fine on our route and no other airline had trouble getting from Detroit to Philly. I have NEVER experienced an airline being completely unwilling to work with me during scheduling problems. This situation cost us a ton of money, and worse we missed a very important event. We were extremely disappointed to say the least and will most likely not consider flying with Spirit again."
Pros: "Flight was on time"
Cons: "I hate the Spirit website. It is slow, full of op ups trying to nickle and dime the user into buying more stuff. I don't like buying a seat and paying for carry-ons."
Cons: "1) Can't even get a cup of water without paying 2) No reclining chairs 3) Too harsh treatment of passengers by saying that we will have to pay $100 if we wait to pay for cabin bags."
Pros: "The crew was friendly and we flew as scheduled."
Cons: "Checking a bag was $50 each way and carrying on was $55! I expected no-frills due to the lower cost of the initial ticket price. In the end though, it would have been more comfortable and less expensive to go with a different company. With no seat assignment and not even a glass of water, I'm unlikely to fly Spirit sgain."
Pros: "low fare, on time service"
Cons: "steep bag fees, cramped seating."
Pros: "The price of the flight. Clean plane."
Cons: "Hidden costs: seat assginment and luggage costs were quite high."
Pros: "Very reasonable price vs. competition. Lots of legroom! Pleasant flight crew."
Pros: "Crew was friendly, helpful"
Cons: "Seats were small. Charged $45 for a carry on bag which was not mentioned previously. Would not fly with them again. Thought I was getting a great deal on airfare, but I was really getting ripped off."
Cons: "Highly cramped. Had to pay for everything."
Pros: "This flight was better. The cabin stuff was much more professional than my first flight. One staff member in particular (Lori) was very professional."
Cons: "Boarding took a really long time. We were scheduled to board at 10:40. Then they announce it would be at 10:50. That's fine, but there were no further updates and we didn't end up boarding until after 11. They called zone 1 to board, but they hadn't even deplaned from the previous flight so everyone was standing around waiting for far longer than they had to. Also, for some reason our flight was labelled as "on time" even though we ended up being about half an hour late."
Pros: "Smooth ride, friendly staff, no problems"
Pros: "Low fares. Great service."
Cons: "Plane closed doors 40 min before takeoff, had to go to another airport to get another flight, that flight delayed and lost a whole day of my trip."
Cons: "i fly a considerable amount and have never experienced such a low level airline. bait and switch. charges for E V E R Y T H I N G. have never experienced such bs."
Pros: "The flight was on time."
Pros: "The price of the flight couldn't be beat. Spirit is a cheap airline."
Cons: "The quality of everything else (besides the cheap price) was just okay. Spirit stays true to its no frills, bare bones motto. Which is fine, just need to know what to expect."
Cons: "My flight was cancelled."
Pros: "They where late leading & floor dirty, say on far mat for hours"
Pros: "Once the plane arrived (late(, we boarded fast and left quickly."
Cons: "Spirit sent me an email the morning of the flight telling of long TSA lines and people missing flights because of them. They advised me to come early. I get to the airport to find out SPIIRT won;t check my bag unti 9:00 am. They told me it was a TSA rule. I asked them why send me the email to come early. He didn't know. They were so busy, he was sitting on the luggage conveyor belt while 2 other spirit check in reps spent the next hour yacking with a security guard. Oh yeah, it took me all of ten minutes to get through the TSA line. There were only fifty people on the flight to Detroit with about 75 seats open. Even though I'm handicapped, then stuck in the middle of a 3 seat row in the back of the plane. Won't use Spirit again nor Kayak for making them a viable option on your site."
Pros: "On time."
Cons: "1. Unable to make our seat assignment. 2. To make my own seat selection I had to pay another $10.00 3. No food or the flight attendant just wheeled the cart right past my middle seat. 4. Cost for the one bag we carried/checked was outrageous. 5. Seats have very little room when trying to get seated and when seated. Poor comfort. 6. No more Sprit flights after we return from this one."
Pros: "Flight itself wasn't bad"
Cons: "Website was down so I couldn't check in. I have tsa but couldn't use it. Was delayed over an hour"
Pros: "Liked the option to purchase what snacks & beverage I wanted."
Cons: "Gate agent needs to remember what she says on the announcements; she called groups 1 & 2 then told all the people in group 2 (in a very firm tone) to stand aside she was only boarding group 1 ?????"
Pros: "Comfortable plane with lots of room."
Cons: "Flight left 5 hours late!!!!! Don't like baggage charge. Great deal of $89 flight ended up costing $189."
Pros: "Took off on time and flight wasn't crowded and arrived early and the gate was open."
Cons: "Tight cabin seating was ok for a 75 minute flight. Had some trouble squeezing my backpack between the seat and seat back to get it under the seat."
Pros: "The crew got us home earlier"
Cons: "We got earlier to the gate but no gate to pull the plane in. Then the wait for luggage was terrible. At 12:30am at night to wait 40 min with children is terrible."
Pros: "crew was excellent, but It is Spirit. The seats suck, leg room is non existent."
Pros: "Notification of the cancelled flight was provided in a timely fashion. Alternative travel options were offered and provided to us at no extra charge to us."
Cons: "When providing us alternative travel arrangements, Spirit staff took the easiest alternative flights rather than looking a little longer to provide alternatives that more closely matched our original travel agenda. Instead of a direct flight from Philly to Atlanta with a two hour travel time, we were offered a 6 hour ordeal with two stops, Boston and Charlotte."
Pros: "The gate agent was very short and snippy at 5:30 am. So, that kind of makes everyone else in a bad mood. Too bad, because nobody was really awake and was looking forward going to the cold North. She could have made it a more pleasant boarding time..."
Pros: "nice flight, crew was very kind"
Cons: "This flight was nice, but the way Spirit did me for my not flight down will make me never to fly Spirit again. Very disappointed with this Airlines and the way I was treated."
Pros: "Getting safely to my destination."
Cons: "Checking in, boarding, and above all paying $50 for a 1 way carry-on bag. So, I learned at boarding that I paid it for just one wsy, the return flight actually. The Spirit Airline website is aweful!"