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PHL — LAX
May 20 — May 271
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1 adult
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Low season

August

High season

December

Cheapest flight

$130

Average price round-trip

$234

Good deal round-trip

$470

Good deal one-way

$256
Best time to beat the crowds with an average 34% drop in price.
Most popular time to fly with an average 31% increase in price.
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  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $256 or less one-way and $470 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 17% more expensive 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

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8.1
JetBlueOverall score based on 20177 reviews
8.2Boarding
8.2Comfort
8.6Crew
7.9Entertainment
7.8Food
Airline reviews
Pros: "Friendly crew. Roomy Sears."
Cons: "WiFi did not work, no food offerings (even for purchase) on a 6+hr flight, and there were no headphones to watch movies."
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Pros: "Friendly crew. Roomy Sears."
Cons: "WiFi did not work, no food offerings (even for purchase) on a 6+hr flight, and there were no headphones to watch movies."
Pros: "Just overall solid experience, especially considering how terrible other airlines have become"
Cons: "Although the space around the seat is acceptable, the seats bottoms are horrible. It feels like sitting on a bench seat. It really needs more cushion."
Pros: "Ryan the Mint class attendant was amazing"
Cons: "The cod was ... fishy"
Pros: "Some of the crew members are just simply rude! Whenever you ask what they have to drink, they roll their eyes & say look at the menu or say I just said it earlier. It bothers them for you to ask them for something."
Cons: "Our flights were delayed 56 minutes & had to work 6:30am I was expecting to be home by 2 that way I would get enough rest, then the plug for headphones did not work."
Cons: "Flight left 54 minutes late."
Cons: "The flight was bumpy but I think the pilot did all he could"
Pros: "Great legroom. Got in a bit early which was fantastic. Appreciated a mid-flight update from the pilot."
Cons: "Earphone jack did not work so I couldn’t listen to any movies or shows — shouldn’t sell a seat on a 5 hour flight if entertainment isn’t working. Plane also felt like it could have been cleaner."
Cons: "Best flight, best service"
Pros: "Crew was beautiful"
Cons: "N/A"
Pros: "Aircraft nice, clean and modern"
Cons: "Entertainment had technical issues."
Pros: "Wonderful experience with Jetblue"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Sleeping in"
Cons: "Sleeping in longer"
Pros: "Our flight was delayed due to weather. Every effort was made and ultimately the wait was minimal as compared to the original estimate. The attendant at gate 4e was so courteous and kept us constantly informed. Staff are always courteous, friendly and work very hard to help. Jet Blue is definitely my preference when flying."
Pros: "Resolved promptly"
Cons: "Asked for water but was forgotten a couple times"
Cons: "Very turbulent flight and overcrowded"
Cons: "My main comment is that the wi-fi didn't work for all passengers. One of the reasons I flew this airline was because they promise reliable wi-fi on the flight and despite multiple attempts to troubleshoot, it never worked."
Cons: "Gary was his name. I went up to go to the bathroom, I had heard the announcement prior to that and no one had mentioned anything about seatbelts or staying in my seat. I made sure before I got up. As I get up he approaches me and said "you need to stay in your seat, began to shake his head,"they mentioned it like 5 times", he then said. I really dont appreciate the attitude. It's not what you say it's how you say it. Work on your attitude Gary from JetBlue"
Pros: "Missed flight gate changed not enough notice"
Cons: "Gate changed not enough notice missed flight"
Pros: "I like jetblue, everything is excellent,."
Pros: "Easy going boarding, easy going staff, excellent amenities with personal large size video screen, elegant cabin with cool blue light and with accessible self-serving snacks and drinks and just overall very clean modern plane"
Cons: "All the other airlines"
Pros: "The pilot was on it, time for some new planes."
Cons: "The plane left the gate 35 min late, went to take off the pilot saw a water leak returned to the gate. Finally fixed than went to leave the gate the 2nd time and there was another malfunction. 2 hours later finally took off. When we landed at lax we had to travel across the runway for quite awhile to our gate where we had to wait another 45 min for the other plane to leave before we could park."
Pros: "Cabin crew were great at looking after us and we had plenty of legroom in coach!"
Cons: "The entertainment selection was a bit limited and there was no wi-fi."
Pros: "Unpleasant. I requested some water, it arrived far too late. I stated I had diarrhea. The staff stated “Take your seat.” I stated I was under a doctors care for some injuries, I needed to be able to stretch my hip.” Once again the staff stated “take your seat.” The staff was rude, condescending, seemed annoyed and angry with having to do their job. I declare under penalty of perjury the formentioned is true and correct under the laws of the state of California. Karen Schuber"
Cons: "See above please."
Pros: "All our flights with jetblue were excellent"
Cons: "My assigned airline steward seemed as though we were doing him a favor in flying with jet blue. Pleasantries such as a smile and a sincere your welcome really don't cost much, but give a good impression of the company your happy to work for. He must not be happy to work there."
Pros: "everything was good except that I didn’t like to pay for blanket"
Cons: "to pay for blanket"
Pros: "Free WiFi was great, but wish I could sign in with my Amazon account instead of setting up TrueBlue."
Cons: "The food cart rushed by without asking if we wanted anything. Also not clear until after food purchase that free snacks would be available throughout the flight."
Cons: "We were not told we’d be sitting next to a woman with a dog. It was highly offensive to sit and eat next to a dog that smelled and panted constantly, and would shed occasionally. Why not solve this problem by asking passengers when they book a seat if they do or don’t want to sit next to pets? Not everyone can do this since many have allergies. Also, this is not hygienic. Very unsatisfied."
Pros: "New plane with self service snacks and drinks."
Pros: "Boarding was quick and easy, and they had lots of options for entertainment"
Cons: "The plane is very cramped. I am a very small person and I still felt like I couldn’t really move to get things under the seat in front of me. The crew also only came around with food once during the flight, and I happened to be sleeping then, so I didn not get a chance to have any food."
Pros: "Quick security check."
Cons: "Temperature to hot in main cabin during flight."
Pros: "They made a potentially difficult departure from JFK in a snowstorm super easy. And they couldn't be more helpful."
Cons: "Man, the regular seats are just too small."
Cons: "That we arrived 30 minutes early and had to taxi for 30 minutes until there was a gate. Annoying!"
Cons: "I arrived 2 hours early. Security lines were long. I had to run to the gate as they announced that the plane doors were closing 20 minutes before takeoff."
Pros: "We boarded right on time and the boarding process was smooth."
Cons: "Our flight was delayed three hours because of air conditioning malfunctioning on the plane. We sat on the tarmac for almost two and a half hours, and it must have been around 85 degrees on the plane. There was a lot of miscommunication about whether we would be switching aircraft. They finally told us to deplane because we were probably going to switch planes. After 15 minutes in the terminal, we reboarded the same plane. Got to LA 3 hours late so had to deal with horrible rush hour traffic, which we had hoped to avoid had we taken off on time."
Pros: "Friendly crew and highly comfortable flight. Will be switching to Jet Blue!!"
Pros: "The entertainment system crashed three times and had to be rebooted which cause you to start everything over. When I use the Wi-Fi for the Amazon prime option it was very spotty and had to reload quite a bit during the flight from JFK to LAX. They are by Miss clean the staff was good but the entertainment system and the movie choices were very old and not really very interesting."
Pros: "Lots of leg room and good entertainment."
Cons: "Clean flight. Easy"
Pros: "Love Jet Blue!"
Pros: "Fast flight"
Cons: "Seats were uncomfortable no earphones"
Pros: "Free food."
Cons: "Wrong sandwich. Soggy sandwich. Sound was scratchy. Movies need closed caption option."
Pros: "Read some reviews regarding tardiness but our flights out of LAX and return from NY (go see US Open Tennis Championship) were either on time or early. On-board entertainment was great since we can watch LIVE matches from US Open on the return trip. However, you have to bring your own ear phone/head set otherwise it will cost some $$. Free WIFI too"
Pros: "They got us on quickly, and the flight arrived quicker than expected."
Cons: "The line for security was poorly managed, tried talking to multiple employees and they all ignored me, and on the plane there was no wifi, and I tried to flag down a flight attendant for water but they never came to the back of the plane."
Pros: "Boarding was easy. I like the Dunkin Donuts coffee"
Cons: "My overhead light and tv we're both not working. The stewardess was rude when I brought it up. Told me to move to the next empty seat dismissively. I bought a window seat on purpose and did not want to move. My concerns were left unaddressed"
Cons: "They don't have free meal services and they ran out of the meals you can purchase, we weren't pleased"
Pros: "Good movies and sufficient leg room."
Cons: "We didn't even know we were boarding - our destination wasn't on the display board and you couldn't hear the woman announcing who was able to board. Very disorganized. We sat on the runway for a long time before taking off and we boarded the plan much later than the delayed flight time."
Pros: "The staff, the service and the overall flight experience!!! Best flight ever1"
Cons: "Nothing! Everything was great!"
Pros: "Boarding, crew, bathrooms, entertainment, smoothness of flight, wifi"
Cons: "Always hope for more than water and pretzels, but those days are gone I guess."
Pros: "Fast"
Cons: "Rude flight attendants."
Pros: "The seats are not comfortable at all. The tickets that we bought promised a USB port and there were none. And oddly enough, everything around me was very sticky. The seat, the seat in front of me, the window.. it was an overall uncomfortable flight"
Cons: "At least one USB port per seat would’ve been nice. The WiFi was so slow that I couldn’t even send an email. And maybe the seats could’ve been wiped down a bit."
Pros: "Easy flight, nice crew."
Cons: "Waiting in the plane for our gate upon arriving was terrible. It was very long and a bit cramped."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Lost bag"
Cons: "Cramped seating, limited overhead bin space, mediocre experience. Next time I’ll spend the extra money and fly Delta."
Pros: "It was utilitarian and got me from point a to be at a very good price."
Cons: "Smaller seats, no entertainment to speak of. No complimentary snacks."
Pros: "The flight was on time."
Cons: "The entertainment was useless. Just the page with a list of movies took forever to load and once started a movie, after many tires, it was buffering every 5 seconds for up to a minute each time. I tried 3 different devices (phone, tablet, laptop) none worked. My son said he had the same experience."
Pros: "On-line entertainment was ok. It would have been better if they could notify you more clearly in advance about how to download the information you need and to let you know that earphones are not provided."
Cons: "Seats were uncomfortable. Flight attendants were not particularly service oriented. For example, when I asked for a glass of water the flight attendant sighed and then got it. So, the result was fine but the manner was not friendly."
Pros: "Quick boarding"
Cons: "After quick boarding we waited 30min after departure time for luggage to be loaded"
Pros: "Arrived early"
Cons: "Crammed seats. Lousy snacks for food. No entertainment"
Pros: "Desk staff member very helpful When departures was busy more staff were called immediately"
Cons: "Difficult to navigate online payment for extra baggage. Inconsistency about carry on sizes We paid for extra leg room in an exit row and we're given a very brief safety talk while 2 others asked to sit in an exit row and were given no instructions"
Pros: "Crew was nice"
Cons: "I paid for my ticket, but when I went to check in the day before my flight there were fees I had to pay that I was not aware of and had no choice but to do so. They do not offer and free carryon bag. If you pay online you have to pay an extra $30 for a carryon item or $20 for a checked bag. These fees apply to your destination and your flight home as well. On top of that, you have to pay for your seat. All in all I was not happy with my experience with sun country. I am normally not someone who writes poor reviews, but this was definitely the worst airline I’ve ever used."
Pros: "I used to fly sun country every other month for work. It was affordable, reliable, great customer service. They were recently bought out by Apollo Investment Group and they have gone in serious decline since then. I will never fly this airline again. Hidden fees, poor customer service, 4 hour hold time to speak to an agent, *carry-on fees*-- just a bad airline at this point."
Cons: "Very cramped. The guy in front of me reclined his seat and I could barely move."
Pros: "I loved the fact that they provided us with food vouchers and a ticket voucher when the flight was late. Thank you! The crude is extremely friendly"
Pros: "The crew on the ground and sky were amazing. Everyone i talked to was kind and understanding while dealing with a difficult situation."
Cons: "Ultimately, sun country could of communicated better all around. Was not informed that the flight was delayed until I checked into airport/ even though we were told that the airline knew that the plane was late “all day.” Arrived for a 3:50 flight and did not take off till after 9. Furthermore, there was limited communication regarding when we would actually take off. Checking-in I was informed boarding would start at “6:40” and then we did not board until 830-9."
Pros: "Excellent customer service"
Cons: "Being given new seats even though we had to pay extra to get them in the first place. Being charged for luggage when the website wasn’t clear about this matter."
Pros: "Great crew, timeliness! Arrived early!!!!! Everyone was very accommodating!"
Pros: "Crew was friendly and they tried to make the service announcements funny. But SW has that niche. ."
Cons: "Sad they are turning into the nickel and dime airline. Kind a of a hassle so will need to bat Delta by $100 for me to lol at them again"
Pros: "Nothing. Was horrible. Rude people work at the counter. She think to high heaven."
Cons: "Hated everything about it. Sun country air is the worst airline I've ever flown on. AVOID!!! Could not handle simple requests. Over charged and was a terrible over all experience and ruined my whole vacation to be honest"
Pros: "The gal next to us was an employee of sun country and she was extremely nice! Also the front desk people were accommodating"
Pros: "Friendly and responsive flight attendants, one of few direct flights so definitely a plus"
Cons: "Lack of communication from the gate and flight deck about a delay before we left MSP. While the flight crew was trying to keep announcements to a minimum in board, a little bit of information would have been reassuring."
Cons: "Time to redo the seats. No padding for 4 hours is a little to much to ask of passengers."
Cons: "I tried to pre select a seat online. The seating chart indicated that the flight was full and only few middle seats and aisle seats were available. The middle seats were free but the aisle seats cost $15. I'm a big guy so I paid the $15. When I got on the flight I learned the flight wasn't full and there were plenty of seats available. I thought there must be a mistake so I tested it on the way back to L.A. from Minneapolis. I got the same email encouraging me to get my seat early and check in online. The seating chart indicated that the flight was full and only a few middle seats and aisle seats were available. So instead of checking in online I waited to do it at the counter. Sure enough the lady at checkin told me there was plenty of seats and even offered me and my travel companions a whole row so we could sit together. I feel like Sun Country is misleading their customers in order to make a few extra bucks. Lame!"
Cons: "I don't like hearing that Suncountry is going to be an airline that charges a fee for everything like Spirit airlines. I heard that this will begin as of January 1st. Suncountry is a great airline. Why would you change that? It's disappointing."
Pros: "They tried to separate me from my son in order to accommodate a passenger using a wheel chair. I accidently found out just before boarding. My son was NOT having it!! They changed our seats, putting us together again, without a problem or negative attitude. Total professionalism in an awkward situation!"
Pros: "Leg room, great view."
Cons: "Nothing, was great."
Cons: "They kept making me check my bags when I didn't need to and then had me wait for one and a half hours to get my bags from the baggage claim! They also have the longest layovers imaginable. I had to find out what gate my flight was taking off in at the airport, they never tell you ahead of time. The staff is ok but there was a stewardess on every flight (4) that had serious attitude. I only chose them for economic reasons and wish I had just paid more for a better flight experience."
Pros: "Boarding was good and agent was able to move me and my 2 family members to an exit row so we could be together."
Cons: "Plane left late due to "showers" at MSP, then at LAX we had to taxi from north side of airport to south side, further delaying us 15 minutes or more. Also, exit row seats did not recline even though agent had told me they did recline. None of us could sleep. Very uncomfortable!"
Cons: "One of the female crew member just had a really bad attitude and was rude multiple times. She was a bit older than the other ones, I believe her name was Linda. I asked for both cream and sugar, she only bought cream then when I asked again, she was really dismissive. The cart was literally 1 feet away, I almost wanted to get up and grab it myself. This happened again with my seat mates. She was really nice to the other white customers but I sat in a row with all people of color, and she was equally rude to them.Linda would really benefit from some diversity (addressing her implicit biases/prejudices) training. It just makes all of Sun Country look bad, this was the first time flying sun country, and I will most likely not fly with sun country again, if I keep on running into air hostesses like Linda. Its unfortunate because the other air hostesses/hosts were really nice, warm and welcoming."
Pros: "It was a direct flight."
Cons: "We were late departing and arriving, which created a problem for a meeting I had to attend. On top of already being late the exiting of the aircraft was poor. No announcement was made for wheel chair people to wait until the end, and naturally held up the exiting of the aircraft. This was my first experience on Sun Country and the flight attendants allowed people to use the bathroom in the front of the aircraft, but at hour 3.00 when i walked up to use it - i was then told to go to the back. After I watched many people for HOURS freely use it. Not just when the cart was in the aisle either. Just not consistent in their directions and follow through making it confusing for passengers. There was no wifi, so I couldn't work and there was no entertainment on board. I won't be flying Sun country again."
Cons: "getting onto bus, riding around tax I ways and run ways to het to terminal without escalator , old people had to climb stairs, added an hour to flight time."
Pros: "Our flight on suncountry was great, the only problem was that the seats on suncountry are so close together, no legroom at all."
Pros: "Staff was friendly."
Cons: "Delays, no snacks, very cramped seating uncomfortable, and long wait for gate checked baggage."
Cons: "When checking in our luggage the woman asked several times how many bags and we responded several times 2.my self and my wife. My wife even held up her hand indicating she was checking her bag. The woman charged me the initial bag fee of 25.00 then charged me again for an additional bag at 35.00. That was wrong since there was 3of us flying."
Pros: "It was a smooth check in and the flight times were accurate.This flight had less passengers so we had more room in between passengers."
Pros: "It was fast check in and we were on our way to Los Angeles crew and staff helpful and friendly."
Cons: "Not enough personal space toooooo crowded and stuffy."
Pros: "See above"
Cons: "See above"
Cons: "Very old aircraft"
Pros: "Boarding was very smooth, gave early boarding to the military, 737-800's,"
Cons: "FA's were a little matter of factly."
Pros: "i honestly had never heard of your airline, but when i got stuck in Minniapolis do to the delta meltdown last week, i found a ticket home on sun,, your price was excellent and the service was fantastic in first class, Nice people great food great price considering i was in first class for less than any other airline in coach thanks Don Dokken CEO DokkenEnterprises inc"
Pros: "The flight was on time, the ground crew were very helpful and friendly. When I landed at LAX there was no wheelchair. I had to wait for at least 30 minutes for a wheelchair. I missed my shuttle and after arriving at 4:45, the shuttle did not come until after 6:30."
Cons: "The grounds people at LAX were not as nice and friendly as the flight crew and the ground crew in MN. Certainly not as helpful. After waiting for my wheelchair which had been pre arranged, I missed my shuttle and had to wait almost 2 hours for another shuttle."
Pros: "Paid more for priority seats roundtrip to find out nothing about it is priority. They boarded our section last. All rows were bparded before rows 4 through 8. What a waste of money. Never flying Sun Country again. Not to mention the flight attendants repeatedly bump into my wife by reaching over her to serve people in the row in front and behind us. So rude..."
Pros: "Great seating and service. Friendly helpful flight attendants."
Pros: "I had never heard of Sun Country before, and thought I would be in for an uncomfortable Spirit Airlines type of experience. I was pleasantly surprised that the seats were comfortable, there was room for my carry-ons, and everyone was pleasant."
Cons: "I just acquired a Known Traveler Number for TSA Pre-Check. When I checked in at the airport, the self-service screen showed my KTN, but printed the boarding pass without saying PreCheck on it. I didn't notice until I was at security and was no longer able to get it corrected. I was told by the TSA person (not a Sun Country employee) that it was "random," but surely your system can factor KTNs into boarding passes automatically, especially since I (and other passengers) paid for the DHS enrollment. I was also hoping for electrical outlets in the seat so I could use my laptop."
Pros: "Timely departure and arrival Aircraft was relatively clean."
Cons: "The event I flew to attend got changed, so I had to change the dates of my 'Going To' and 'Coming Home' flights. It was not my fault, but I got horribly overcharged to change my flights. I am not working right now nor do I get Unemployment; I booked the flights months ago while I was still working. In that situation, the airline could help a bit more financially. Airline crew going out was courteous and helpful, but there was one attendant on the flight back who was frankly rude to me and bullied me. I do wish airline food was a bit more reasonably priced, and cash payment was accepted."
Pros: "I got home safely and (more or less) on time."
Cons: "Flight attendants were mostly rude. They nickel and dime the passengers ($8 or more for "entertainment modules"), aisles were very narrow; I felt like a sardine. Bathrooms were not kept clean and getting to them was a challenge because the crew wouldn't let us wait in the galley and you weren't supposed to crowd the aisle...."
Pros: "Prompt, friendly!"
Cons: "Uncomfortable. Had an aisle seat."
Pros: "My flight back was really good the crew was really nice got offerd plenty of complimentary beverages the pilot was really nice in letting us know where we were and what time we would be landing overall the flight back was good"
Cons: "The flight there wasnt that plesent the boarding was really slow they didnt board us accordingly they just boarded in whatever order they felt like didnt get offerd any complimentary drinks and when i asked for one they said they didnt have any of what i suggested also no entertainment unless u want to purchase one"
Pros: "The price of the ticket was outstanding and the ticketing and boarding process went by pretty smoothly. Our flight arrived early, and I credit that to the crew clearly communicating instructions to the passengers, and the passengers (for the most part) actually listening."
Cons: "The seats are not very comfortable and the legroom is very cramped. I flew from Philadelphia to Los Angeles, and I don't think I will fly that far again with Spirit, but would consider Spirit for a shorter flight. It would have been nice to get a cup of water without having to pay for it."
Pros: "Personable staff, good time on flight."
Cons: "Got gouged on bags. Paid for 3 checked bags. Somehow being a few pounds over on a couple bags cost $45 more then a 4th checked bag would have. wild."
Pros: "Attendants were very helpful and funny."
Pros: "Quick boarding, smooth ride"
Cons: "No entertainment or food or drink service on a 6 hour flight"
Cons: "Add ons was unexpected. Seats were cramped. Crew not very nice. Wife was freezing the whole flight back because of a broken ac vent. Passenger behind me had his knee on my back the whole flight. Told flight attendant about issues but did nothing. Thought that spirit being a new airline would have better service."
Pros: "The seats are not big enough especially if you are a big person like myself I'm dreading my flight home"
Pros: "The crew, the flight, baggage handling = all excellent!"
Cons: "In a middle seat ( I messed up.. thought I had a window). Window seat had a talkative father and 1.5 yo who was potty training. Behind me was an extended family of 3 that spoke very loud in a different language. 5 hour flight. I really worked on my "zen" skills..."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "My flight was delayed twice causing me to arrive late, the service was awful and the seats were uncomfortable. I will never fly with spirit airlines again."
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."
Cons: "they cancelled the flight, because their pilots refused to fly the OT. THEN THEY WAITED TOO LONG TO FIND TO INFORM US, SO WE HAD TO STAY ANOTHER NIGHT"
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."
Cons: "I have never been treated so rudely by an airline staff. I left my jacket on the plane and after an hour of waiting for my bag asked if it was found. She calls the cleaning team and says 'did u find a.jacket?, no ok bye' end of story. There is no effort to find my jacket that I just left and I am in tears with the disregard this attendant has. The entire experience with spirit had been Terrible but this is inexcusable the worst I have ever experienced."
Pros: "The crew was nice. The seats were clean."
Cons: "The seats were not at all comfortable... it's comparable to sitting on a lawn chair with a seat belt. Again, you get what you pay for right. Bare minimum pricing for bare minimum everything."
Pros: "Left and arrived on time"
Cons: "Staff not overly friendly no wifi no meals included seats uncomfortable"
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: "Good price for a direct flight and on yime"
Cons: "Small seats and they try to charge you for every little thing. Like who doesn't give you a beverage and snack for free when your on a 5+ hour flight. Cheap cheap cheap."
Pros: "Nothing really."
Cons: "Aside from paying your airline ticket you have to pay for your seat $10 to $30 per flight and they are not special seats (as they say they are) its a scam. They don't tell you that when purchasing your ticket. Carry ons are $79 round trip."
Cons: "A woman at the LAX (connection point) boarding area was so rude to the point where a supervisor got involved. I had a carry on with insulin(I'm type 1 diabetic) that she told me I had to check in. I politely asked her why since Philadelphia international did not give me any issues about it. I also told her that I'm type 1 diabetic and can die without it. She said "you're either checking this bag in or no one is boarding" and proceeded to put the security arm down. I spoke to a Supervisor, who told me it was completely fine. My 7 year old child and I finally boarded thanks to the supervisor. My advise to the wpmn is to stop and think why another reputable airport would have let someone through with the bag she's refusing to let in due to simple fact of size. This was not larger than a normal carry on. I understand that flights are often full and make these requests but certainly not in a humiliating way and ceerriamlg not after being told that it contains medicine that someone can die without."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "First they charge you for "CARRY ON" which takes away whatever savings you believe you're getting with Spirit. $55 is the price they charge. Second, the seats are smaller then all the other airlines and the cushion is hard and not comfortable at all. I'm pretty sure they're made from old coke cans. Third, the snacks and yes snacks, not meals because they do not serve meals even on a 5hr coast to coast flight, are just junk food. Terrible menu. Cup-o-noodle is one of the items. Wow! No entertainment of any sort either. So basically you can pay the same money on another airline and recieve all the usual food, comfort, entertainment, and service. I don't know how Spirit thinks it'll stay in business. It's the worst business model I've ever come across. Stay away"
Cons: "I do not write reviews. I have never needed to until now. The people at ticketing who worked for Spirit were so amused by the crying families that they could hardly hold in laughs. Spirit had delayed the flight 3 hours past the original time, and 30 minutes before they had put it back on schedule. Needless to say many people including myself had to rush to the airport. When I go there there were crying families being rudely insulted and laughed at by the staff at Spirit airline. These men were of middle eastern decent and they were making incredulous racial slurs about the Hispanic customers to their face. They even encouraged us to leave, and not try to make my flight, saying "you have only two minutes, you will never make it!" They said this after refusing to print our boarding passes, which we were able to make enough noise to convince him to do so. He also tried to swat a cell phone out of my partner's hand when he was trying to film these Spirit employee's make these insulting slurs. The plane is also terrible and crew seemed like they were all high on opiates, sluggishly making their way through the cabin. Very unsafe airline, price gouging enterprise of deceit and ineptitude."
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."
Pros: "nothing. Will never fly Spirit ever again."
Cons: "Terrible experience for weekend trip to PHL from LAX. Flight delayed 3 hours from LAX on Thursday night....flight from PHL to LAX on Sunday was cancelled completely with no warning due to mechanical problems. The airline could not book another flight until two days later or offer help with hotel or other arrangements. Ended up spending $300 extra to fly my favorite airline (American) which I should have booked in the first place. Never again will I waste money on Spirit."
Pros: "Delay after delay, then they canceled the flight."
Cons: "They cancelled the flight"
Pros: "The boarding and check in were very good. We were not aware that you had to bring your own snacks and drinks, until we got to the airport and a lady told us. This is a long flight, so we definitely needed water."
Cons: "There was no leg room at all. You felt cramped the whole flight. I do not feel that you have to pay more to be a little more comfortable. I feel the fee was plenty."
Cons: "Spirit literally provides you with nothing! You are lucky that they even provide a seat belt with your flight. It was a 5 and a half hour flight and you had to buy any drinks (even water) you had to pay for any bags (even carry one) and the seats do not recline at all. Oh yeah and there was no wifi or entertainment of any kind."
Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "The baggage fees are too high"
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."
Cons: "The spirit team is very unprofessional and the flight was terrible"
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: "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."
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: "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."
Pros: "Nothing."
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: "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: "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."
Pros: "good folks wo4rk there, kind and helpful"
Cons: "cost too high for no comfort/frills"
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."
Pros: "nothing"
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."
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