Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
|September||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 3% drop in price.|
|December||Most popular time to fly with an average 10% increase in price.|
Average price of a round-trip
|$649||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Seats could be more comfortable."
Pros: "Very friendly crew and the plane arrived in Costa Rica 30 mins early!"
Cons: "I have a JetBlue credit card and I’m very disappointed that membership to the credit card does not offer priority boarding or zone A or zone B boarding. I was in seat 6C and had boarding zone E! Every other airline sponsored credit card I own offers some form of priority zone seating; even Spirit!"
Pros: "I was able to sleep the whole flight thanks to the eye mask and ear plugs. Keeping me informed about the delay."
Cons: "Nothing at this time."
Cons: "1. Getting checked-in and a seat assignment, with my initial check-in with Iceland Air. 2. Getting a seat assignment before I arrived at the departure gate. 3. Having a Jet Blue employee at the baggage re-check counter."
Pros: "Loved the variety of food offered, amount of legroom"
Cons: "Was awake, just completely skipped over by attendant for drinks"
Pros: "Crew was very friendly and seats were comfortable and spacious"
Cons: "We could’ve not been 2 1/2 hours late getting to Minneapolis."
Pros: "Ability to channel surf"
Cons: "More food oprions"
Pros: "MY seat was broken and couldnt recline which made it very hard to sleep for me"
Cons: "I asked the stewardess and she couldnt have cared less"
Cons: "There was no video screen available"
Cons: "Video interruptions!"
Pros: "It was great service by JetBlue. Great staff and helped us with many things. Helped us change seat due to kids, luggage ect. Last minute."
Cons: "Kindness of JetBlue staff at the airport and in plane. Great people from JFK to PHX and other way coming back."
Cons: "Flight delayed by 3 hrs"
Pros: "we got where we were going."
Cons: "45 minute delay of takeoff."
Pros: "The flight was good. My credit card/wallet... leather brown.... was lost after going through security in seattle and has not been found"
Cons: "Being rushed after being searched. The fact that no one assisted as was requested for a non medical assist."
Pros: "Easy to sleep"
Cons: "No food, drink or entertainment service"
Pros: "Smooth flt Organized boarding Pleasant staff"
Cons: "I didn’t have my jet blue care package with eye mask and ear plugs :(, luckily I had my last pair from my last flt!"
Pros: "Great, friendly, communicative service, as always with jetBlue."
Pros: "I like that you offer entertainment I love your snacks especially the healthier terra chips"
Cons: "IT WAS TWO BOURS LATE!"
Pros: "efficient and friendly crew. I saw someone else put you couldn't turn off the tv, but if they had just asked. Turn the brightness to 0 and tv is off."
Pros: "The plane ride was comfortable. Staff was great"
Cons: "NO PLUGS No usb outlets"
Pros: "Roomy seats, good snacks, great crew!"
Cons: "I forgot my earbuds and there were no complimentary headsets available"
Pros: "The onboard entertainment was pretty good, but it didn’t work for the first 30 min of the flight and you HAVE to have regular headphones, so Bluetooth and Apple won’t work, but you can buy them for $5. And there was good leg room"
Cons: "Flight was delayed over 30 min and they never said a word or made an announcement, they made me check my bag stating it wouldn’t fit/ not enough room, then when I told the guy there were fragile items in it he proceeded to throw it down the chute, even the woman behind me commented how awful it was. A flight attendant actually got upset that I got up to use the restroom and when I came back, she was at my row, and REFUSED to move one more row up so I could get in my seat. She made me go all the way back to the back and wait for her to bring her cart back, then was pissy about bringing me a drink. It then took her another 30 min to bring me the coke. also, what the heck with the remotes on the arm of the chair?? Serious design flaw. The man sleeping next to me kept turning mine up and changing my channel and I couldn’t get to it to fix it. Seriously it was the worst 4.5 hour flight I have ever been on."
Pros: "Crew really greatAnd comfortable seat"
Cons: "Delay boarding but not a big deal"
Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "The second half of the flight the TVs didn’t work till halfway through the flight."
Pros: "The hot towel"
Cons: "Two attendants were not very friendly!"
Pros: "The boarding process was fast and easy. Finding the seats was easy. The inflight snacks were acceptable."
Cons: "The flight announcer at the beginning of the flight was super unprofessional. They kept having to stop their script in order to laugh and giggle. Had I not already know how to do the safety procedures, I wouldn't have learned it from him. The seat belt barely fit me. Now, to be fair, I am fat. But, when I had to suck in to belt in, there was no slack on the end. The seat 31C has a busted aux port. I tried to watch a movie, first off the closed captioning didn't work. So I tried to listen. The aux port wiggled in it's casing and there was so much static that there was no point in listening. The off boarding process was very slow and uncoordinated. I understand that they have to off board in a certain order. However, the flight announcer could have kept the rest of the plane updated on the process. Instead we had to sit in claustrophobic silence and fidget while the line of passengers in the aisle did not move."
Pros: "The system was down at my seat. No wifi"
Cons: "Unable to get boarding pass via kiosk. Understand not having staff before 8pm but had linger"
Pros: "The fact that the flight was short"
Cons: "Nothing really"
Pros: "JetBlue provides little sleeping mask and earplugs and I think that is a lovely touch for an overnight flight."
Cons: "Crew was a little cold, but since we are flying to Boston, I will assume they are just a little miffed by the weather conditions the Northeasterner storm brings on in their industry."
Cons: "Very impersonal staff! No hello when entering the airplane and a lukewarm goodbye, impatiently shoeing people off the plane."
Pros: "It was ok"
Cons: "Center seat. It seems the only way to get a good seat is to pay for it:("
Cons: "Late — this was delayed 5 times, meaning I was unable to get to a morning meeting. No explanation was given. No advance warning given. Delays on the way to Phoenix as well. Terrible airline."
Pros: "The flight was normal. The crew was nice and the flight itself was painless."
Cons: "There were only two flights, one to my and one to Boston. My bag went to the wrong place and the way they handled it was disgusting. Making us run around the airport with no answers and nobody wanting to check the conveyer belt. Then they said if they found it they would let me know. They found the bag and they said by 6:30. Well, 6:30 passed and they had my bag but they couldn't tell me when it would be delivered and they use a third party company who they didn't have a contact number for or any answer as to when it would be delivered (I needed several things for work so it was a rush). Lastly, the lady I spoke to on the phone said it was my fault that I would not be there to receive the bag the following day as they did what they are supposed to. I was really surprised with how bad this customer service was as a whole. No communication and just nasty."
Pros: "The staff is friendlier than most airlines. More room than American."
Cons: "Screaming child entire flight. Not sure there is a solution. But, for a redeye, trying to get sleep before a days work, not great."
Pros: "Comfortable seats with plenty of leg room. Very friendly staff even though the flight was maxed out the flight attendants handle every situation professionally."
Cons: "This flight was delayed as usual. The entertainment was out of date and hard to use. Was not sure if I would be charged for the headset or pillow so I opted not to get them."
Pros: "TV movies. Great staff. Comfortable and clean."
Cons: "I tried to get an aisle seat several times and was told that they were completely booked up in economy and when I boarded there were many many vacant seats that I noticed. I thought that was strangely bizarre."
Pros: "Nothing no good customers services"
Cons: "Seats crowded no leg room"
Pros: "Flight was delayed for about three hours due to the hurricane, no problem."
Cons: "Then after finally pushing away from the gate, the pilot said there was a medical emergency and we had to return to the gate for the person to receive medical treatment. Shortly after the plane docked, three ladies were escorted off. Three new passengers were brought on board. Then the pilot said we had to wait for the deplaning passengers baggage to be removed from the plane; that took almost an hour."
Cons: "No in flight entertainment 1 lousy bag of pretzels"
Pros: "It never took off"
Cons: "The only saving grace here was the ability to switch to another flight. The original flight was delayed by 12 hours."
Pros: "Boarding is much more efficient than usual airline classist hierarchy."
Cons: "No USB ir AC outlets. Tiny screens and no choice on movies"
Cons: "The flight was delayed multiple times and we took off 4 hours after our original time"
Pros: "great boarding and crew experience"
Cons: "Limited food options for this flight time"
Pros: "Great seats"
Cons: "The flight was delayed 1:30."
Cons: "Extremely rude female flight attendant who cut me off & walked before I could finish my question regarding a text message about a flight delay prior to the announcement by the pilot."
Pros: "I appreciate the care Delta has for their passengers during this pandemic. From the seat spacing to the boarding process great measures were taken."
Pros: "The crew really was amazing. Friendly. Communicative."
Pros: "Flight was good and crew were good. Nothing very outstanding but by no means a terrible flight."
Cons: "The in flight screens weren't working well."
Pros: "Everything was on time and ran smoothly. The seats have more room than most airlines. They were generous with drinks and snacks."
Pros: "Very engaging crew."
Cons: "Waiting 45 minutes, and 30 minutes after flight time for a few bags. They could have traveled on the next flight and arrived at almost the same time."
Pros: "The airplane seats and entertainment were 150% bettter than American"
Cons: "The check in area felt cramped, understaffed and like a 4th rate airline"
Cons: "Small aircraft, 2 seats on each side of the aisle, but that’s what you get when you fly short legs now."
Cons: "The snacks were limited. They only had cheez-its and no cookies."
Pros: "Kind staff, comfortable seats, movies, easy flight - pretty much everything was great!"
Cons: "Nothing- it went very smoothly."
Pros: "Safe and fast journey."
Cons: "Vegan Options for snacks"
Cons: "Better choice of snacks"
Pros: "I love the Airbus aircraft we were flying in. It is far superior to the boeing."
Pros: "The crew was excellent"
Cons: "Better breakfast and the seats weren’t very comfortable"
Cons: "The wrap didn't taste too well."
Pros: "Incredible service, great entertainment options, comfy seats"
Pros: "Good flight."
Cons: "Delta scheduled us a connection with only 35 min of layover. We had to go from Concourse E to A and the plane was several min late.We barely made it before the gate closed 10 min before pushback."
Pros: "New airplanes.On time schedule .Very professional a"
Cons: "Could not get my boarding pass from Delta for the flight from PHX to LAX. Aeromexico did not confirm that leg of the trip, so I lost all day and had to buy another ticket for tomorrow. Still, Aeromexico has not solved anything"
Cons: "Full flight and tiny seats surrounded by 2 300lb guys and they wouldn't let me switch my seat."
Pros: "I am on stand by after 24 hours. Because delta airlines was late.im stuck in LA"
Cons: "It was cold"
Pros: "got to the plane even though the ground crews had a lot of people to get bags checked for even down to 30 min to flight departure but still got their bags onto the plane"
Cons: "massive rips in the bag"
Pros: "Everything except food. I asked them for halal food when I bought tickets. But they didn't serve me halal food. Very very disappointed."
Cons: "Food and food."
Pros: "Everyone was friendly and the beverage service was very quick for such a big flight that was full. It was a great flight crew."
Cons: "Poor WiFi. Paid extra to get it, but didnt sporadic at best."
Pros: "Airport was being remodeled so there was a bit of confusion and lack of accommodation but other than that the flight was good"
Pros: "If you're willing to pay the upgrade, the entertainment system and ear buds should be in working order! Seats still uncomfortably narrow and audio system on plane should be audible!"
Pros: "In-flight entertainment"
Cons: "It was uncomfortably warm throughout the three hour flight."
Cons: "Paid $28 for a Wi-Fi package that didn't work. No refund...."
Pros: "Fast flight"
Cons: "Long wait in hot plane before take off."
Pros: "The Flight crew was great and the pilot got us there with the least amount of delay as possible. Thanks everyone!"
Pros: "New comfort seats. Nice staff. Pilot kept us continuously updated."
Cons: "Unclear info on upgrade [priority boarding when upgraded?]. Inability to upgrade ticket made using mileage points or upgrade at counter at gate."
Cons: "The redesign of seats means that very few of Delta's planes can actually accommodate a sherpa-style pet carrier, even though they are an industry standard for in-cabin travel. Further complicating the problem is that the clearance under the seat varies depending where in the cabin you're seated. It's become an extremely stressful proposition for which I have the privilege of paying an extra +$100 each way whilst having to give up one of my carry ons. As far as I can see, the charge is just straight up greed, since no one would be able to use the space beneath the seat in front of me, anyway, and carrying on my cat cause zero extra work for the crew. I'm going to have rethink my loyalty to Delta. At least with Southwest, they'll let me check two bags for no additional cost."
Pros: "Smooth. Fast."
Pros: "very attentive service and remarkably tasty food in first class"
Cons: "seat was tight. not much legroom and very claustrophobic when the person in front of me reclined his seat."
Pros: "One of the male flight attendants was very nice"
Cons: "No food was provided, there was a throw up stain on my first flight to Atlanta then on my connecting flight there was crumbs on my table, my boyfriends table did not want to close so that caused discomfort to the person in front of us. Boarding time took a very very long time"
Pros: "Boarding was easy and fast"
Cons: "Seats were cramped"
Pros: "Nothing to like.."
Cons: "Everything about the flight..."
Pros: "On time and convenience of the connection"
Cons: "Airplanes were a little bit old"
Pros: "plane was farily empty. Who doesn't like that, other than Delta, haha. Nice workers, smooth flight."
Cons: "Delta comfort was very tight. I'm 6 foot tall and my knees were hitting the chair in front of me the whole flight."
Pros: "Delta is cheap, probably for a reason. Also had no food available on a 3 hour flight."
Cons: "Delta lost our bags immediately. We were two hours early and had more than an hour between our connecting flights. Our connecting flights were literally next door to each other. However, our bag didn't make it to the connecting flight. No excuse, no explanation. We were on a 3 night vacation, and we didn't get our bags for more than 30 hours."
Pros: "free tequuila"
Cons: "norte americano gringo scum from hell usa terrorist pigs"
Cons: "Check point had only one person working on a holiday weekend made for an extremely long wait"
Cons: "Not real happy with getting charged 25 dollars for a bag when I am MVP with Alaska Airlines, was under impression both airlines are together."
Cons: "Couldn't sleep and felt exhausted throughout the flight."
Pros: "Crew was great!"
Pros: "Flight was nearly on time raving Phoenix. Offered headsets to watch an on board movie."
Cons: "Late arrival of about 45 minutes due to inclement weather in Mpls."
Pros: "Had the row to myself"
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "Seat was comfortable. Crew was professional."
Cons: "Loading plane was a little chaotic and the comfortable seat was a little overpriced for the legroom."
Pros: "Everything was generally great I don’t have any complaints."
Cons: "Well it’s nothing you can change I was pleased that the flight took 8 hours instead of 9 but because we were early it was a bit inconvenient that Heathrow had us do a “hard” arrival I think that’s what it was called so instead of a gate we got off on the tarmac."
Cons: "American Airlines lost our luggage and both flights were late, wife her cell phone and credit cards due to running in airport to catch our flight to Lisbon. Not impressed."
Pros: "Short connection times"
Cons: "Being on time because of short connection time"
Pros: "Friendly crew and relatively new entertainment system"
Cons: "- Seats are very tight - Pay for luggage even on a transatlantic flight and your seat (if you want to choose) - Food was below average - even for airline standards, ran out of drink options even for dinner (the second time they serve drinks)"
Pros: "Crew was very nice, and helpful."
Cons: "I remember you used to get to choose from some seats even if you didn't pay extra. Since the smaller airlines started charging to choose, now the big ones are doing it as well. I checked in for two tickets at the same time, but my wife and i were still separated. Frustrating"
Cons: "Well organized loading, consistent beverage service"
Pros: "great trip and crew"
Cons: "Es on flight 5799 which was delayed over four hours and finally cancelled. Delay without explanation but did not appear to be weather related. Cancelled because no crew available. Put on another flight that was to leave st 10:45, but delayed due to weight restrictions without luggage."
Pros: "On time and convenient"
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: "Totally fine"
Cons: "It was fine"
Cons: "There was delay, as one of the steward was not there. There were 2 connecting flights for me, and was totally stressed about my connections."
Pros: "Excellent and original Japanese foods"
Pros: "Actually assigned a middle seat, unable to change it but found that there was nobody else in that row!!!"
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "It was hastle free"
Pros: "Quick and did good job"
Cons: "After flying Japan Airlines I wish there were more free food and entertainment"
Pros: "The cabin crew bent over backwards to help."
Pros: "The flights were on time"
Cons: "I purchased the flight as a British airways flight when it was really an American airlines flight."
Pros: "Crew are saving a bad experience"
Cons: "Space are laughable"
Cons: "We didnt managed to get on that flight due to the delay from precious flight from philadelphia"
Pros: "Safe, efficient and pleasant flight. I would fly American again. I appreciate getting a soda and snack included."
Cons: "No movie. I got "spoiled" on flight from Seattle to Phoenix with a movie perk. Was looking forward to another on the 2nd leg of our trip. I thought maybe it was an "American" thing. ... but apparently just got lucky on first leg."
Pros: "Good entertainment"
Cons: "Bad organization during boarding"
Pros: "On time departure"
Cons: "Why do not they serve FREE water????"
Cons: "Watched a very weird interaction between Muslim (with a hajib) women with a kiddo and desk crew. She wanted to sit next to her child on the flight and needed to switch seats to be able to. Woman was very gracious and understanding that she was asking for an accommodation. Ends up her flight to Philly had been moved to a different gate after they had found a volunteer to switch seats. Volunteer was totally unfazed but Desk crew made it seem as tho the Muslim mom was at fault for the time and trouble they had had to go through to accommodate her. She apologized profusely and was very appreciative for the trouble evernote had gone to for her. . As she walked away the crew looked at each other and shook their heads. Pretty crummy way to treat customers!"
Pros: "No hassle"
Cons: "I wasn't allowed to check in online and couldn't find out the reason for that"
Pros: "The crew was awesome. We were early arriving. More leg room this flight and I loved the in-flight entertainment games. Also charged area was good for phones. Didn't like having to pay for Wi-Fi onboard."
Cons: "The crew was awesome. We were early arriving. More leg room this flight and I loved the in-flight entertainment games. Also charged area was good for phones. Didn't like having to pay for Wi-Fi onboard."
Cons: "Flight was changed. Didn't get the seats I had already picked out. Woman on flight was very rude to me when I asked where the restroom was. NOT a good experience over all."
Pros: "Great crew!"
Pros: "santa ana airport"
Cons: "charged me ＄50 when i checked in my suitcase."
Pros: "Seats were new."
Cons: "A lot less leg room than Southwest. Very cramped. Boarding crew in PHX was very uptight and stressed. Not sure why as everything seemed in order."
Pros: "I liked the fact that it was a smooth flight, my row was totally empty, which enabled me to pass out like a little baby. I forgot that I was on an airplane and not an air mattress. Kudos to the pilot!"
Cons: "Eddie Murphy wasn't on my flight"
Cons: "The seats are terrible. On the first leg I couldn't use the back of the seat. Four hours hunched over in a tiny space is not fun."
Pros: "Crew was nice including those helping with boarding. Smooth ride."
Cons: "Limited snack options."
Pros: "The crew was wonderful. Our flight was delayed 3 hours and they did their best to keep all the passengers comfortable and happy."
Cons: "There was no food or entertainment to rate"
Cons: "3 gate changes 2+ hours delayed leaving PHX"
Pros: "More available leg room on aisle seat."
Cons: "The plane was very old, the crew was unprofessional and further only provided drink service once in 4 hours. It was mass chaos boarding because the flight that landed was late as well."
Pros: "Boarding was efficient."
Cons: "The flight crew acted like they hated being there."
Cons: "We didn't make the connection because of American's incompetence on our previous flt. of Hermosillo to Phoenix."
Pros: "Being number one on the upgrade list at boarding, I appreciated being upgraded to first class as an Executive Platinum member."
Cons: "The pilot provided no departure or arrival information; he simply said cabin crew take your places for take off, and on arrival, he simply said the aircraft was one hundred miles from landing in twenty minutes with no other details enroute."
Cons: "I am a platinum member. My bag was 5 lbs over weight. I had to take items out of the suitcase and put them in my carry-on!! They weighed my suitcase and even make me take 1 lb out because the scale was 51 lbs, instead of 50! Furthermore, the flight was half empty. Then I had one extra package that I wanted to check. I was told to take it as a carry-on. I told them I thought it was too large. They disagreed. In any event, I took the package to security and was told it was too large! I am really disappointed in the service and am hoping this is not because American Airlines is now running US airways."
Pros: "Flight landed early"
Cons: "Found that seats that were booked together with family kept getting moved. Even when going back and checking the original seats were changed - so again changed so that family could sit together and once again the seats we booked to sit together were changed. Its a long uncomfortable flight, so having family next to you makes it much more bearable."
Pros: "Flight operated on time and safely"
Cons: "First class flight attendant did not recognize me by name or as an Executive Platinum member; aircraft window screen next to seat 1A was inoperative; pilots provided minimal communications and were very uninformative."
Pros: "The operations once my husband and I arrived to Phoenix Airport were absolutely horrible and caused us to miss our connecting flight home to San Diego. Our luggage took a long time to come out, then we had to stay in a 45 minute line to get through Customs, even though we didn't have anything to claim. After that, we then had to stay in another hour and a half line to get through TSA. The whole time, we kept trying to explain to the different airport staff that we had a connecting flight that we needed to catch, however nothing was being done by any of the parties to ensure that we would make it to our connecting flight. All parties (Customs, TSA, & American Airlines) just kept trying to pass the blame to each other instead of helping us and were rude on top of that. The delays were out of our control causing us to not only miss our flight, but also caused us to have to spend more money to stay at a hotel in Phoenix since the next flight available was not until the morning. This situation has also caused both my husband and me to miss work, causing us to miss out on today's wages. This entire situation has been the worst airport experience we've ever had, and we've traveled all over the world. We usually fly with American Airlines, and would hate to have to go with another airline, but we would have to if this situation is not rectified, and if we are not compensated for all of the additional costs imposed on us."
Cons: "The operations once my husband and I arrived to Phoenix Airport were absolutely horrible and caused us to miss our connecting flight home to San Diego. Our luggage took a long time to come out, then we had to stay in a 45 minute line to get through Customs, even though we didn't have anything to claim. After that, we then had to stay in another hour and a half line to get through TSA. The whole time, we kept trying to explain to the different airport staff that we had a connecting flight that we needed to catch, however nothing was being done by any of the parties to ensure that we would make it to our connecting flight. All parties (Customs, TSA, & American Airlines) just kept trying to pass the blame to each other instead of helping us and were rude on top of that. The delays were out of our control causing us to not only miss our flight, but also caused us to have to spend more money to stay at a hotel in Phoenix since the next flight available was not until the morning. This situation has also caused both my husband and me to miss work, causing us to miss out on today's wages. This entire situation has been the worst airport experience we've ever had, and we've traveled all over the world. We usually fly with American Airlines, and would hate to have to go with another airline, but we would have to if this situation is not rectified, and if we are not compensated for all of the additional costs imposed on us."
Pros: "Flight late due to discovery of radio not working just before flight departure. My seats had less room than seate in front of me and it would not recline leaving me an unacceptable amount of space."
Cons: "It got to Hawaii and my bags also made it. Since flight was late I could not get my rental car costing me more money."
Cons: "We travel to Kauai every year with 3 little kids and every year the crew runs out of food. On a 7 hour flight, there should be food or snacks available for purchase of you are past the first 5 rows"
Pros: "The flight operated safely and the flying time was shorter than normal."
Cons: "Delayed departure from PHX by more than one hour; no beverages provided to first class passengers after boarding and inspite of delayed departure; first class flight attendant did not recognize that I had preordered my meal entree nor did he ever call me by name as an Elite Platinum member. The aircraft leather seat back 1F was torn leather, showing signs of poor maintenance of the interior cabin. No electric outlets at seat for recharging portable electronic devices."
Cons: "My pre-assigned seat was not available at boarding. The crew skimped on offering water after the main drink service."
Pros: "The flight attendants were really nice, funny, and attentive. They were great."
Cons: "I think it is insane that the overweight charge is double. The baggage fees are insanely expensive and the seats are so close together on the plane you feel like you are sitting in each others lap. Considering how many passengers they have on the plane and how much money they make show how horrible the baggage fees are because clearly they are making profit. Also, you can't even get water without paying for it. Everything here costs, this is why I will continue to fly with Southwest and I will never fly with this airline again."
Cons: "Being charged double for check in bags was a waste of money, and given no explanation on why our flight was delayed is ridiculous."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Stewardess rude"
Pros: "Everything it was nice"
Cons: "TERRIBLE SERVICE!! The flight was delayed @ Phoenix. Flight was supposed to leave at 12 55 am and it finally departed until 2:23 am. The representatives @ Phoenix told us we wouldn't have ANY issues with our connecting flight to FLL as they would use the same aircraft When we landed Dallas, they told us our flight to FLL was waiting for us which was a complete LIE. The representatives at Dallas were disengaged and didn't seem to look for options to get us out of there,. Finally, a representative came and told us we had 2 options: OPTION 1: Stay in Dallas 31 HOURS!! and take the next flight to FLL (no hotel arrangements were offered) or take the next flight to Orlando and move ground to FLL. Very disappointed with your service. NEVER FLYING ON SPIRIT AGAIN"
Pros: "flight was fine, crew was great and no issues."
Cons: "flight kept getting delayed and then would be pushed up."
Cons: "No room no service horrible everything"
Pros: "Not the seats"
Cons: "I don't know from which forbidden bowls of the earth Spirit conjured up these forsaken seats, but the wizard who did so much have been through a fresh divorce because these chairs are built from hate and spite. If you get off the plane with out needing to see a chiropractor, Spirit hasn't done their job."
Pros: "Everything went smooth."
Cons: "All the fees were too high and didn't like that they go up if you don't do it right away. I paid for a carry on and then had to check it and it cost me $5.00 more for a lot smaller bag what a joke! Large suitcase $50 little carry on $60 way to high!!!!!"
Pros: "not much - low fare i guess"
Cons: "uncomfortable seats.. extra fess for almost everything including water.. no legroom.. delays"
Pros: "The price"
Cons: "Extra charge for a carry-on"
Pros: "The "seemingly low price" was very low, and is what sucked me in in the first place."
Cons: "The fact that my baggage cost more to ship them than the price of the ticket in the first place was a huge surprise. That will not happen again! The seats are cramped and comfortable only for a flight lasting less than 90 minutes. If your flight time is longer, be ready for a very sore bottom."
Pros: "Low cost ticket"
Cons: "Higher cost of checked bag than other commercial airlines. Higher cost of normal sized carry-on bag where other commercial airlines are free. Different high charges of baggage purchases from ticket purchase, before online check-in, counter check-in and at gate which could be surprises for many non season travelers as well as online travel agents do not seems to provide enough info and alerts of the different charges of baggages, etc. Also charges for at the counter check-in is an absolute no no for travelers who may not be internet or computer literate."
Pros: "$45 Phoenix to LAX. Can't go wrong. My carry on easily met the requirements for the free bag. If you're going away for more than a long weekend probably makes more sense to fly another airline."
Cons: "The crew on my first flight were very accommodating and friendly, but on my second flight they were NOT so friendly and everyone around me was talking about how rude and unfriendly they were. This was my first time flying on Spirit and I asked for a pillow and the response I received from the Flight Attendant was "What!....we don't have pillows" Another reason I was unhappy was because on my connecting flight from Texas to Chicago we were delayed on the plane and NOBODY told us what the problem was and why we were not moving to the runway. After 42 minutes we were told "we are waiting for paperwork from Maintenance" that is it! Not how long they expect the wait to be or come around and offer us some drinks or snacks. The Flight Attendants DID NOT even walk the aisle....not even once! We finally took off after 75 minute delay. It was if we were on the plane alone...this is not how I would have handled the situation. I also obtained the Spirit credit card to rack up some miles, but not I am giving it a second thought!"
Cons: "My flight and all other flights to Minneapolis were cancelled that day. My only option was to reschedule for the following day. Instead of dealing with that mess, I got a refund and booked a different flight with Delta. The whole experience has put a negative taste in my mouth for Spirit Airlines. Will not fly again!"
Pros: "The boarding process was actually fairly smooth and efficient."
Cons: "I purchased the Spirit ticket because it was ~$30 cheaper than my other options. I was okay with the connecting flights for the savings. Silly me, I didn't check the fine print-- Spirit charges to CARRY ON a bag. Both ways. The $30 I thought I saved was quickly erased when I ended up spending $90 to carry a duffel bag on the plane. All FOUR of my flights were delayed by nearly two hours. Seats were thin, sparsely padded, and cramped."
Pros: "The crew coming back had a sense of humor. Made it more enjoyable."
Cons: "Still think your luggage rates are outrageous. What I saved on flight the luggage check in rate made it more expensive. Probably won't use you again. Sorry, but money is tight. And charging the outrageoust rates for snacks. Shame on you."
Pros: "Flights were on time and smooth, crew was pleasant."
Cons: "A lot of extra cost with Spirit which you don't see when you book with sites like Kayak. Spirit charges for seats if you want to select one and charges for every bag, including carry ons."
Pros: "Low cost"
Cons: "Crowded seating"
Pros: "There was an unruly passenger on board and the crew handled it very well."
Cons: "The almost 3 hour delay in leaving Phx. which messed up our plans at our destination."
Cons: "Flight was cancelled when I arrived at the gate. No notice and no alternative flight for two days."
Pros: "Flight canceled"
Cons: "Flight canceled and didn't offer anything except a refund"
Pros: "The best part of this flight is that the boarding agent switched my seat at the last minute. I had been talking with a gentleman inline and we were getting along fabulously. When it came time to board, I told him it was nice talking but we were on opposite sides of the plane. The woman taking our tickets said "Let me fix that". I usually fly a different airline and prefer that other airline in every other way, but THIS was the best case of customer service I have ever received from any airline personnel."
Cons: "By the time we landed, my back was sore. Really uncomfortable seats. This is Spirit so I expected that there would not be any free water or snacks, yet that is still disappointing."
Cons: "3 hour delay. No excuse, no vouche; nothing. This company is worthless. I understand low budget travel but this cost me more because they SUCK."
Pros: "I arrive home"
Cons: "Extra Charges for everything. Seats do not recline, etc."
Cons: "Everything. Not worth the time, only saves money for emergency flights."
Pros: "The check-in staff looked at my two bags and believed that I could combine them into one carry-on. I expected to pay $50 for second bag but with their encouragement I was able to turn it into a single bag. I never expected Spirit to actually try to help me save money, but they did. Once on board, the seats were more comfortable and spacious than I had been warned. In fact, on non-economy carriers, I have been more squished than I was on this flight. What I really liked was that it was a direct flight. I was prepared for no snacks or drinks. In fact, I preferred the lack of interruptions. One backpack is all you can carry for free. If that is all you need, Spirit may very well work for you."
Pros: "The price of the ticket or fare"
Cons: "Unable to pay for my bank online. Then had to pay a higher fee at the airport"
Pros: "the crew was friendly on the trip TO Scottsdale..."
Cons: "on the way back, just ok. The employees at the gate in Phoenix airport were making already delayed flight at 2 am even more tedious of a process.... directions dragged on, seats were mixed up... "you will need to listen to understand"... she should have been making it easy and pleasant for us. Also, we thought we got a good deal but add on baggage charges, pick your seat charge, ended up costing more than other airlines... the seats do not recline and seating is tight..so we paid more for a worse experience. it's impossible to sleep in that position. we will never chooses Spirit again"
Cons: "The seats were too squished and didn't lay back, but at least the flight wasn't full so we could lay down. That made it bearable."
Cons: "flight was more than a hour late"
Pros: "Crews was very good time on and off managedwell"
Cons: "Seating small"
Cons: "Spirit is terrible"
Pros: "Nothing good to say about the flight"
Pros: "smooth flight, no hangups"
Cons: "The crew told us in the beginning that the toilet at the back of the plane was broken. It was a holiday weekend so I'm sure there wasn't just another plane sitting around to swap out for but it was really inconvenient and uncomfortable."
Pros: "great crew."
Cons: "baggage charges unnessary and not even water is free."
Cons: "Baggage cost."
Cons: "On the first try, (last Monday) I didn't like the cancellation! On the second try, (last Wednesday) I didn't like the delay which would have made me miss my connecting flight! I missed work last week because of it. I had to get a refund and book another flight else where. I didn't make it home til this past Friday."
Pros: "The orange juice was great. I liked sitting in the big front. The lighting was good for reading my book which I did for the whole flight. The people I met on the plane were so interesting."
Cons: "I paid for a big front but was assigned a regular seat. The flight crew corrected my seating. In the future they said i should buy through the Spirit website."
Pros: "Y trip was good from Phoenix to Ft. Worth. The assistance to the gate and boarding was wonderful. The crew were pleasant and accommodating of and very helpful with my disabled Sister. They attended her every need. Which allowed me to relax and enjoy the flight."
Cons: "I got from point A to point B safe but the customer service and organization of the airline was awful. We Ended up paying over $200 for our luggage (my husband and I ) because our luggage was 6 pounds over weight - 3 lbs each. We were fine on the scale at in the line but not at the counter. Under normal circumstances we would have taken some items out and stuck them in our carry on however the lines for spirit were out the door and we had to wait two hours to get through the check in line. Once in the line closer to the counter you could see why the line was moving so slow as there were multiple arguments and issues occurring. When we got to the counter the "manager" was in a screaming match with a customer using profanities and their were numerous children around. Everyone felt very uncomfortable. The only redeeming quality was 2 of the 4 flight attendants were very friendly. Next time we will pay the extra money for another flight where they don't charge you $3 for water or pay more for your luggage than your flight!"
Pros: "I liked the fact Kayak was able to find the best price at very short notice."
Cons: "Don't really have any dislikes because I knew the airline is the basic so wasn't really expect get much."
Pros: "Plane went where it was supposed to, only 30 minutes late"
Cons: "Read the fine print. Almost predatory with baggage charges, not very clear in booking,$100 to have undeclared CARRY ON AT THE GATE. With baggage charges, not any cheaper than any other airline"
Pros: "Once I got to my 5 hour layover destination the gate was changed 3 times. Again, they charge for your first checked bag on an international flight as well as your carry on in addition to any tap water or drinks you would like on the flight. For an international flight these policies are unheard of. You're better off paying the $50 more and fly another airline because spirit is going to take that from you and then some!"
Pros: "We were nickled and dimed for bags. They also are trying to get you to pay to reserve seats out of fear you won't be able to sit with your friends (we did not pay and were able to sit together). Check-in was a nightmare; the Spirit staff was altogether unhelpful and it was evident from announcements they were so running so far behind people were at risk of missing flights. We only had to check bags and it was not clearly marked or indicated where the bag drop was located. The flight was listed as on time throughout the night however we left 1.5 hours after our scheduled departure time; Spirit never made any announcement about the delay and the board at the gate continued to read "on time". Once on board though, the flight was uneventful, comfortable, and satisfactory."
Cons: "All Denver flights were cancelled so after talking with Spirit Airlines the first flight they could get me back to Denver was Dec. 20th which was 5 days later. Extremely poor customer service. I will never intentionally book a flight on Spirit every again."
Pros: "Everything about this airline is great!! People don't like reading the airline rules and then get surprised about stuff. They tell you everything and nothing is a scam. Super smooth and super friendly and they wait by the door to greet you and it's awesome!! 4th time flying and would do many more!!"
Cons: "The bad reviews by others who don't read and blame airline!"
Pros: "Price was thrifty"
Pros: "If you are going just for a weekend and can fit everything in your backpack and laptop bag, then this is the airline for you. The seats do feel a little tighter that other airlines. On the redeye flight, the coach seating was a van bench with 3 seat belts which is strange, however no one was sitting next to me so I was quite comfortable."
Cons: "Low fare airlines attract a different kind of customer. Half are like the typical "Walmart" customer. If you can tolerate that, then the fare is worth it. Also, someone was passing silent gas all flight long. It turned out it might have been the service dog behind me. I am not sure but it was disgusting. I was burned in the past because of their baggage fees. As long as you can fit everything in a back pack, then this is the airline for you."
Airlines flying from Phoenix to Central America have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters
Masks required on board, masks provided
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms
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