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Low season

AugustBest time to beat the crowds with an average 34% drop in price.

High season

DecemberMost popular time to fly with an average 31% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$234(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$187or less

Good deal one-way

$148or less

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $148 or less one-way and $187 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from Philadelphia to Los Angeles was found 19 days before departure, on average.
  • Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be November, December and January. The cheapest month to fly is August.
  • Morning departure is around 5% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
  • To save money during your trip, look for flights from Philadelphia to Los Angeles that are serviced by Spirit Airlines. If you would rather limit your travel time and only have a nonstop flight, make your reservation with either Alaska or American Airlines.
  • For travelers in the military, pay a visit to the USO Lounge in Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) while waiting for your flight from Philadelphia to Los Angeles to board. This lounge is in the east wing of Terminal A and contains a play area, televisions, showers, snacks, and drinks.
  • If you need a way to pass the time before your flight leaves, browse through Philadelphia International Airport’s Free Digital Library. Once you create an account, you will be able to download a large selection of movies, magazines, and podcasts, all of which you can enjoy during your flight.
  • Will you be traveling with a service animal or a furry friend? Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) conveniently provides an indoor animal relief zone in every terminal, and there are outdoor areas next to Terminals 5 and 6. Complete with fresh water, synthetic grass, and trash cans, these zones are a convenient place for your animal to stretch its legs.
  • If you are a nursing mother, there are designated breastfeeding rooms you can access in each terminal of Los Angeles International Airport. Every one of these rooms has a comfortable rocking chair, a changing table, running water, outlets, and a secure lock that will ensure that you can take care of your baby in private.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

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Top 3 airlines serving Philadelphia to Los Angeles

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

7.2
American Airlines
Overall score based on 45,507 reviews
7.5
Boarding
7.1
Comfort
7.8
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
6.7
Food
Airline 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: "Everything was about average, nothing amazing, nothing bad"
Cons: "The WiFi could have worked better not have been so expensive"

Pros: "Entertainment availability for free"
Cons: "Chargers so we could watch free movies or screens to watch movies on instead of our own device"

Cons: "Still on plane an hour after arrival waiting for a bus to take us to terminal."

Pros: "Comfortable bulkhead seats tho talk husband didn't have enough room for his feet."
Cons: "No power outlets!"

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: "N/A"

Pros: "Nothing"
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: "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: "Pilot was very friendly"
Cons: "Seats were very uncomfortable"

Pros: "Can't really say much as I slept most of the flight."

Cons: "Delays"

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."

Pros: "Crew was exceptional (as usual), everything ran smoothly and on time."
Cons: "It doesn't make sense to board from the front of the plane backward. I know this is not an AA thing, but a way to make customers paying more feel more special by having the privilege of sitting on the plane longer...but it's really silly."

Pros: "N/A"
Cons: "N/A"

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."

Pros: "none"
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."

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."

Pros: "Fast and easy"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Complimentary something! Entertainment options would be nice."
Cons: "No complimentary anything! No entertainment:("

Cons: "Good"

Pros: "Personnel"

Pros: "Estaba todo bien."
Cons: "Pero no me gusto q havia mucha turbulencia. Y mis photos queria esplotar."

Pros: "Boarding was easy and efficient Staff was friendly Space was clean"
Cons: "The plane had a few concerning sounds ."

Pros: "Good"

Pros: "Kind attentive staff"
Cons: "We had to wait a half hour, or so, On the tarmac before we could leave Philly"

Cons: "Everything, the service and the airline policies are very poor. Will not fly again, save your money."

Cons: "No wifi"

Cons: "not clean"

Pros: "Needs to get a exit row seat they took care of it with no problem or fee"

Cons: "Kid vomit"

Cons: "Not happy"

Cons: "I am still in Orlando."

Pros: "Not one thing"
Cons: "FRONTIER."

Pros: "I flew from Seattle to Denver. It was okay."
Cons: "When I flew from Denver to Philadelphia, the assent was excruciatingly painful for my ears. I thought my eardrums were bursting."

Pros: "We were at our destination 40 minutes early!"
Cons: "paying for any beverage other than water"

Pros: "Nice staff."
Cons: "Delay later than delay. Then another delay on tarmac."

Pros: "Simple, affordable"
Cons: "I would like upon early check in, seat selection be available with no charge."

Pros: "It was easy to do things"
Cons: "A bit crowded"

Pros: "I SLEPT THROUGH MOST OF IT"
Cons: "GOT STUCK AT LAX IN PLANE SEAMED LIKE AN HOUR"

Cons: "Seating is uncomfortable!!!!"

Pros: "No problems whatsoever."
Cons: "Traffic getting to the airport."

Cons: "An 8hr delay, for a small emergency light part. Missing a day of work."

Cons: "Arrived about an hour late"

Cons: "Everything was good"

Cons: "No drinks and no snacks"

Cons: "Not enough staff in the boarding area to ask about luggage etc"

Cons: "same as above"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Frontier is light on service and they are jerks."

Cons: "DELAYED"

Cons: "Charged me $200 for name change that I did not nerd"

Pros: "I had a baggage that met the online specifications- 14X8 but they still charged me $60 because it was not a "personal bag" -- they kept referring to it as a carryon."

Pros: "They share food no baby asked me, even to buy."

Cons: "That we had to buy drinks and snacks"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything. You guys suck."

Pros: "The employees were all fantastic, very friendly and helpful"
Cons: "Would like wifi."

Cons: "Delayed almost 2 hrs....sitting on the plane..."

Cons: "Not enough leg room. It really sucked!"

Pros: "A cup of water is included, but that's it."
Cons: "Have to pay fee for everything else - a seat, carry on, soft drink, etc Once we arrived at LAX, had to wait 55 minutes on the tarmac for a gate to be available. I will do my best to avoid Frontier in the future."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "The hassle with my bag"

Pros: "The service was excellent! Great work staff.. And we made it to our destination safe..."
Cons: "I didn't like the fact that the seas didn't recline back!! It was uncomfortable ride sitting in that position!"

Pros: "Nothing"

Cons: "Nothing was complimentary"

Cons: "Bag fee is expensive."

Pros: "And it was cheap"

Cons: "Paying for a seat assignment on line before going to airport. Baggage charges too high. These extra costs added an additional 49% to my ticket. Unhappy with your airline"

Cons: "Buying soda"

Pros: "Price"
Cons: "Seats are way to small. Will never fly Spirit agan"

Pros: "Ontime"

Pros: "Quick boarding, smooth ride"
Cons: "No entertainment or food or drink service on a 6 hour flight"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "I apparently bought my plane ticket for a month before I needed it. They sent me a confirmation immediately, but I didn’t catch the mistake. They did not send me any upcoming flight reminders or check-in info, so I didn’t realize until after the paid-for flight had passed that I had made a mistake. At that point the ticket was “100% non-refundable” and they refused to help me in any way."

Pros: "Flight staff were very professional and courteous. Pilot kept us informed of status regularly."
Cons: "There is a charge for virtually everything including check in and soft drinks."

Cons: "$2.00 for a cup of coffee? REALLY??"

Cons: "No Wifi, no seat reclining, late departure and delays"

Cons: "The fact that I had to pay for every little thing. I will not use them again."

Pros: "I like the fact it was super cheap but that's about it."
Cons: "Spirit does a lot of things outside of industry norms I.e. Charge for overhead bags, food, seats suck, can't pick seats unless you wish to purchase them. For the first time EVER I witnessed passengers almost fight. No bueno. Never will I fly Spirit again."

Cons: "Fees for carry on, fee to select seat, fees"

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "97 minutes late"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Flight was severely delayed both ways. At least Spirit is consistent. Really cramped seating. Zero creature comforts and the flight wasn't priced to reflect Spirit's "bare bones" take on flying."

Pros: "The flight attendant was at least comical"
Cons: "First off while checking in the spirit attendant would not leave me alone, insisting that she work the kiosk for me (2 of which malfunctioned btw). I soon found out why she was so helpful, BECAUSE SHE WANTED ME TO CHECK MY BAG. A single bag that I have never needed to check before that fits fine under the seat. 50 bucks at ta the gate. Thanks. Second, why does water cost money? On a five hour flight there should at least be a complimentary water. I dont need pristine filtered bottled, just anything. Even the stuff that they use for coffee or noodle cups would do. But I guess thats why they're so expensive too. Listen, I get the whole "flying is actually really expensive" and "We're a business" blah blah blah... but when you begrudge someone a cup of water, stuff them in uncomfortable seats and call common decency an upgrade I have trouble believing that spirit is in it for anyone's best interest other than themselves . And as their incessant sales pitch at the end of every flight tells me "There are a lot of choices when it comes to flying". And after their "helpful" clerked shanghaid my luggage and cost me 50 bucks, I'll take my chances being beaten and dragged off of other airlines. At least I'll get a free soda out of them."

Pros: "The fact that there was a nonstop flight from PHL to LAX at a reasonable time of day."
Cons: "When we arrived, it seemed Spirit was understaffed. There was a long line at check-in, and no bag drop. The attendants seemed stressed, understandably. We were seated in the second to last row, in front of three unaccompanied minors. The flight attendants were doing their best to make sure the kids behaved, but they were incredibly disruptive. My wife and I agreed: unless Spirit has a deal that's too good to afford, we will not be flying with them again. What you may save initially, you pay for in quality of service, comfort, and convenience."

Pros: "Quick loading/unloading due to people not having many big bags. clean. smooth flights."
Cons: "Delays on both departures (round trip). service at counter seemed chaotic at times and attendants seemed confused often. Seats extremely small, uncomfortable, and did not recline (that should be noted somewhere especially for overnight flights). I won't fly Spirit again. Just doesn't seem worth the hassle for the price."

Cons: "I had to cancel my flight. But Spirit airlines has yet to inform me of any fee or reimbursement. I have basically lost all of my money and no one from the company has responded to my inquiries. Is there anything you can do to help? I use Kayak all the time and love your service. But I will never book with Spirit again."

Cons: "Too long!"

Cons: "My flight was delayed by over three hours on Sunday traveling from Philadelphia to Los Angeles. Flight delays happen but there was zero communication from anyone at the airport let alone anyone at the customer service desk. They also changed our gate several times, which led people going back and forth completely confused and upset without anyone there to answer questions or help explain where we should be, etc. This was a terrible experience and I will not be flying Spirit again and will encourage friends and co-workers to do the same."

Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "everything"

Cons: "3 hour flighours delay, another hour on the runway and another 30 minutes waiting for baggage"

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "I came to LA to deal with my brothers furneal. I used all my money for a one way ticket because I was supposed to take over his business. But it turns out I came for nothing now I'm stuck in LA with no way to get home."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything Baggage fees Small plane Check in fees Carry on fees Tickets book toghter still seats were apart all 4 people"

Cons: "Extra charges for carry on bags, rude service, no in flight drink or snack or entertainment."

Cons: "Worst experience. Never fly on Spirit airlines. I have always loved American Airlines. Decided to try Spirit. Will never make that mistake again."

Pros: "Nothing was good."
Cons: "Everything was bad."

Pros: "I was a little skeptical when I decided to fly Spirit Airlines, however I found the staff to be professional and pleasant. No delays and on time. My next flight on be on Spirit as well."

Pros: "Nothing, It was cancelled."
Cons: "The flight was canceled, I had to miss work the next day with no compensation. I had to purchase another flight from a different airport and airline. My family had to drive 2 hours to and from the airport to come and get me again. Worst travelling trip ever. All because with no explanation; spirit canceled my flight to LAX."

Cons: "- I was never notified via email or phone about the delays that were occurring during the day - Flight was delayed 6 hours - Both toilets were clogged and were out of order - There was no alcohol to purchase for the flight - Seats were inadequately small - $55 carry on fee was ridiculous - Charged $1.50 for a small bottle of water"

Pros: "Nothing. Except that we didn't crash."
Cons: "I didn't like that the website said I had up to 30 mins before boarding to check in, yet upon arrival they tell me it was actually 45 minutes. Therefore, at only 2 minutes "late" I have to buy a ticket with a later flight. It was extortion. How can you put certain information available online and then not match that information in the airport? $100 later and incredibly frustrated, I vow to NEVER fly spirit again. The sad thing, is that wasn't the only awful part about this experience."

Pros: "Nice flight attendants"
Cons: "Two hours delayed. No running water so could not wash hands in bathroom or have tea/coffee."

Pros: "I tried to check in on line. No one sent me the check in mail. I tried many times. Since kayak sent it to price line, I tried with price line and it said to go directly to spirit. I went to spririt many time but unsuccessful. I fill in information but drops the information. I decided to check in at airport. Trains made big delays and arrived airport 45 min before departure and dead line was 1 hour before. I was cut. No other flights were available except for the same one on the next day. They charged $99 for change fee. I missed many appointments, spent extra $99. There is very little direct flights between phl and lax, and price seems good at the beginning but ended up expensive and lost one day, spirit had very very bad service and I don't want to use it again."
Cons: "I want to receive mail for check in. Spirit should repair their website so that people can check in on line. They should make people check in at airport if they had a failure on their web. Check in dead Lind needs to move to 40min prior to departure instead of 60 min. if it was caused by their failure, they should not charge for change fee of $98. I just hate spirit."

Pros: "Stewards were kind."
Cons: "Flight was an hour behind schedule. The seats didn't recline. Airline did not serve water. My advanced check in did not allow mw to reserve a seat, free of any additional charge. Airline website is not phone compatible."

Pros: "Fast boarding"
Cons: "Everything else"

Cons: "Only 1 minute late, coming 44 minutes prior to the flight, and wouldn't let me on."

Cons: "Staff was scolding people for minor errors on their part, which was unnecessary. Overall the flight was unpleasant because the staff kept waking people up around me, which in turn woke me up several times."

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."

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!!!!!!-"

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: "3 hour delay and customer service"

Pros: "newer plane"
Cons: "$55 for 1 carry-on"

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"

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: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"

Cons: "Tiny tray tables"

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Frontier
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15h 56m
PHL - LAX
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7h 03m
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17h 14m
PHL - LAX
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18h 48m
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5h 50m
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74h 45m
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65h 26m
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1 stop
Frontier
17h 14m
PHL - LAX
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29h 51m
PHL - LAX
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Frontier
29h 51m
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Frontier
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PHL - LAX
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19h 04m
PHL - LAX
5/22
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PHL - LAX
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5h 50m
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74h 45m
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