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PHX — SAN
May 20 — May 271
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1 adult
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Fri 5/20
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September

Cheapest flight

$37

Average price round-trip

$105

Good deal round-trip

$102

Good deal one-way

$57
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FrontierOverall score based on 40471 reviews
6.4Boarding
5.4Comfort
6.8Crew
4.6Entertainment
4.7Food
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Pros: "Super friendly crew"
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Pros: "Super friendly crew"
Pros: "Boarding was efficient and staff was great."
Cons: "Our trip was delayed 3 hours but Frontier gave us a voucher to say they were sorry for the inconvenience. But overall the flight was good and the crew were very professional and friendly."
Cons: "Seats super uncomfortable"
Pros: "The crew was good . Flight was efficient ."
Cons: "The extra charges that kept being added on was frustrating ...the one way direct started out at 63$ and ended up being 164$"
Pros: "The direct flight and the price Was excellent"
Cons: "Very good flight"
Pros: "Quick boarding. Crew was awesome."
Cons: "WiFi and in flight entertainment but I don’t see frontier changing that"
Pros: "Crew did fairly well under the circumstances. Clean aircraft."
Cons: "4 hour delay because frontier either doesn’t contract for or refuses to pay for deicing services in Phoenix. The pilot stated that Sky Harbor doesn’t have deicing services which I personally know to be false because southwest and delta both have deicing services and their is a deicing location at the airport. Instead we waited for the sun to thaw the airplane and further waited for a fuel truck afterwards. Only the first three rows have reclining seats that you pay extra for. I only recommend frontier for SHORT commutes, as the seats really are that uncomfortable with very little padding. NEVER AGAIN!"
Pros: "Frontier company needs to be more professional and respect the time they assign for ... the reception guy tell me the gate is close 45 minute from the flight time When I was 15 minute early from the time flight thats disgusting . So I changed my reservation for Friday at 6:20 pm same time . Hope they didn’t come with another excuse ."
Cons: "Frontier company needs to be more professional and respect the time they assign for ... the reception guy tell me the gate is close 45 minute from the flight time When I was 15 minute early from the time flight thats disgusting . So I changed my reservation for Friday at 6:20 pm same time . Hope they didn’t come with another excuse ."
Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "The total cost of the flight is just a fraction of what you’ll pay. The nickel and dime you for everything. $38 for a carrying on, same for a checked bag. It was a quick trip and thought a back pack would be okay to carry on.... nope that’s $38, if you pay ahead of time. They charge more at the gate. When you check in they try to get you to pay anywhere from $9 to $21 to pick a seat. Seats don’t recline either. Flight was also late. You’re better off paying the full fare on another flight than flying Frontier. Never again."
Pros: "Pretty much nothing. I'M SORRY AS IT WAS MY FIRST TIME AND I have to tell you that I m usually pretty low maintenance....but damn ....this was was brutal! Price was was great... but not worth the experience."
Cons: "Seat comfort, cattle care of crew, no movie, no real food....you name it."
Pros: "Like low airfare."
Cons: "Don't like having to pay for every little thing, like carry-ons, sodas + snacks on trip, and seating. Feel nickel + dimed to death, negating savings."
Cons: "11 hour delay .....Flight 740 From phx to den departure @6 am had a mechanical. First it was going to be delayed until 10 am them 11 am then 4 pm then 530 pm .it left at 6 pm . It got in at 9 pm by the time we got the car and got to out friend home it would have been close to 11 . We would have been up for 20 hours ( got up at 3 am to get there for a 6 am flight . We were going to a business meeting in demver in the morning in the afternoon a 70 th birthday lunch for my best friend. This trip was planned for months . We live in phx after it was clear we had missed both events we went back home @5 We ended up paying for a supper shuttle and a rent a car in Denver . We paid all that money To go noware the customer service woman there , was uncaring to everyone on board we were just on our own . I am heartbroken we missed the party ."
Cons: "My flight had a six hour delay and the whole Phoenix Frontier section of the terminal was packed because there were multiple flights delayed. All for mystery "mechanical" issues."
Pros: "The desk and gate staff was super helpful!"
Cons: "I understand that weather can't be controlled, but I feel as though more could have been done to get me to Philadelphia...even if that meant sending me to another city instead of Denver, for a layover."
Pros: "The trip was excellent, the flight boarded and took off on time, and we arrived early! Great flight"
Cons: "The seats are not angled to fit the figure of a person. The back of the seat leans back and the head of the seat is perfectly straight up. It meets at a point where that does not line up with the persons body height depending on the person. If you just leave it at one angle of give it the potential to lean back just enough, People will be that much more comfortable. I wasn't the only person who mentioned this on my flight, in fact I spoke with 3 people and overheard others complaints as well. One angle or at least a centimeter of space to lean back...I don't think it will mess with people behind them since there's no tv or entertainment and I think it will continue to bring more people into frontier."
Pros: "The crew had a smile and were friendly."
Cons: "Look, it's a budget carrier. I get that. But I add a bag to my flight and my ticket is now what it would have cost to fly Southwest. I'm 6'4", and I *barely* fit into the seats. My knees touched the seat in front of me the whole flight. And the seats don't recline. To make everything just perfect, they lost my luggage on the flight home, and the lady who worked with Frontier who took all 15 (?) of us who had lost luggage over to make a claim said "this is normal for flights coming from Denver - it's a hub for Frontier, so luggage gets misplaced all the time." I'm sorry, that's not acceptable as an answer. I've never had a lost bag while flying with others, so that's what I will do from now on."
Pros: "Fast boarding. Crew is super friendly. Thats about it."
Cons: "Seats are increadebly uncomfortable. $3 for a soda, not even a bag of peanuts is offered here. No entertainmet, no movies, no wifi. Not even a magazine No tray where to put your food or ipad. no pillow, no blankets. $40 for a carry-on bag $20 to pick your own seat at checkin."
Pros: "N/A"
Cons: "Frontier ingeneral. Very poor customer service, very uncomfortable, no accommodations for taller people with service animal, flight was delayed twice. Won't make that mistake again."
Pros: "I was almost late and they did everything they could to help me get to my destination including running my drivers license to me, as I was realizing at the security check that I had lost it. Then the crew was second to none and far better than other larger airlines. I'm sure most people know through word of mouth or their own experiences that they are sometimes spread too thin to cater to the customer anymore and this, however, was a fresh change of pace. I rarely take the time to fill reviews out but felt obligated in this case to spread the word through my gratitude. I had recently been laid off and they made sure I got on my flight for a job opportunity I needed. I thought the best part was the $59 ticket with tax but you can't quantify real costumer service like that. Thank you again to everyone at Frontier Airlines!"
Cons: "The plane was delayed an hour and a half because of a computer problem."
Pros: "The initial fare seemed reasonable but they charge you for carry on as well as checked baggage big time."
Cons: "When we checked in for the return flight EVERY SEAT had a price tag, and the implicit threat was that your may not be seated together if you didn't pony up."
Pros: "Relatively quick flight - I slept much of the time. Decent leg room (but I am short). Great price!! I overheard others on the flight with similar prices, I am glad this was available."
Cons: "A loud crying baby was behind me the whole time. Inevitably, he stopped crying just five minutes before the flight ended. Nothing much any one can do about this. I did not think to ask for ear plugs, maybe you have them."
Pros: "I liked everything except I was a bit surprised to find out it was an extra $40 for my carry-on each way. I would've paid the extra $80 upfront but it seemed a little bit sneaky to add it on when I got to the airport. Otherwise it was a very enjoyable experience."
Pros: "Plane was on time and boarding was easy ."
Cons: "How unprofessional the crew was . Never heard the captain during turbulences . We took a red eye flight and the flight attendant kept waking us up to tell us to let us when the seat belt sign was on or off. Then on the way back , one of the flight was talking/ laughing so hard in the back that the whole plane could hear . And finally , we got to hear a long 5 minutes sales pitch about the new flights Spirit Airlines added . Seats don't recline ."
Cons: "As the other airlines were flying out of Denver despite the falling snow, Frontier cancelled almost every flight anywhere. Including ours. To their credit, they refunded our money, but its hard to need to go somewhere and the airline you've chosen is sitting on the ground. Very bad form."
Cons: "We have several flight delays with no connecting flights to our destination. We were rerouted to another city, rented a rental vehicle, and then continued to our final destination."
Pros: "Nothing other than getting from Phoenix to Atlanta"
Cons: "The baggage check in process at Phoenix is a complete joke. What is the point of prepaying for baggage on line if you still have to stand in line for over half an hour while you watch other passengers drop their jaws when they find out how much checking a bag costs, have the agents explaining the process and the price, fumbling for credit cards, processing the payments, etc, then, when you finally get to your turn, you are out of there in 30 seconds. There should be at lease one agent at all times who is dedicated to serving the passengers who do not need to pay. They should be in and out, not standing in line, when there is no payment to process. Then there is the total joke of the refreshments sales process on board the flight. It's not even worth going into that since I will never board another Frontier flight."
Pros: "I have flown with frontier multiple times, and everytime there is an issue. From lengthy delays, rude employees or overly priced checked luggage. And not only that their new seats are so uncomfortable and don't recline back. The Some what lower prices aren't worth it any more. I will not be flying with frontier anymore."
Cons: "The original fair cost was inexpensive but you pay for it at check in with extra cost to sit together and more for checked luggage than other airlines. To add to the additional costs, there was no free in-flight drinks or snacks offered. Is it asking that much for a water and a cookie. The seats and the plane overall were very cheesie. I spent just as much in the end flying frontier as I would have flying another more expensive airline. And would have gotten at least a drink and a cookie from them."
Pros: "nothing, we got text messages, rarely was there any personnel at the gate."
Cons: "everything"
Cons: "Sitting on tarmac for hour and a half with no time of getting off rhe plane os inhumane treatment."
Cons: "I had to change flight plans with travel insurance reccomended by Kayak (which was no help at all). What the travel insurance covered was so specific that it was pointless to buy...(even though Kayak said that I would get a refund not matter what if I bought the travel insurance)."
Pros: "I was glad the flight had room to move around and I was able to change seats to watch out the window. I was especially glad to have seating room. Also it was a pleasure to ride in a newer aircraft."
Pros: "I appreciated that we were allowed a purse as individual carry on. They do charge for carry ons, so check the measurements of your bag. They didn't appear to be too anal about it, but $60 charge at the gate wasn't worth it."
Cons: "Misleading during online check in about paying extra for more "valuable" seats. If you really don't care, don't pay extra unless you like giving away your money."
Pros: "The crew was nice, flight on time and fine."
Cons: "I don't like the fact that you do not recycle, yet you provide goods that are just placed in landfills and will take hundreds of years to decompose. The airports recycle, is it that difficult to make that happen for Frontier? The hundreds of plastic cups, plastic bottles, cans, etc. etc. is mind blowing and is something I pay attention to. I actually took my item back to the airport instead of giving to the crew at the end so I could place the item in the recycle bin in the airport after asking your crew if there was recycling. They said there was no recycling. I also picked up a plastic bottle from another seat on the way out to help clean up since I knew you guys would throw it out anyway. Thanks for considering being more sustainable, eco-friendly, and for thinking about my comment seriously to minimize your airplane's environmental impact. I will pay attention and voice my concerns elsewhere as well - recycling shouldn't have to be done by the consumer, the businesses need to step up and make it happen."
Pros: "fares are fine but you offer NOTHING FREE like they did in the good old days, not even a small pillow or blanket, no small bottle of water or peanuts. Back in the day we got food, snacks, room to move and comfortable seats for an airplane."
Cons: "Paying for all the extras is disgusting, bags, drink, nuts, no pillow, no blanket, HARD SEATS with no room to relax."
Pros: "My initial flight from Denver to Phoenix was a hour late, but lets talk about the way home.... Flight got in OK and then we waited 45 minutes for a gate to open. Could you park us at another gate? That would be too simple. When we parked we waited another 20 minutes while they put a jet way in place. Now answer this... the other plane just left that spot, so what happened to the jet way from that plane? Do they completely take it away or just fold it up? Fold it up I bet , so it was in place just had to be opened up. I guess they couldn't find anyone to do that. I know this sounds petty, but I have never taken a Frontier flight that went smoothly. Thank God I haven't had to take many. And it's not as cheap as it looks by the time they get you for bags and a charge for your seat. I ALREADY PAID FOR MY SEAT, WHAT'S THAT ALL ABOUT. Bye Bye Frontier, I'll pay more for the service issues."
Pros: "Quick, organized check in"
Cons: "TINY seats..... minimal legroom...... stationary seat backs"
Cons: "I got stung by the $30 each way for a carry on bag. This made the flight the most expensive of my choices rather than the most affordable. Never again."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "I shouldn't have to choose to sit in the exit row in order to get enough legroom to fit comfortably in a flight where I'm not going to get food, peanuts, or a seat that reclines. Every leg of my trip was this way. On my way out I flew a red-eye and planned to sleep because I had business to deal with once I landed. Without legroom or being able to recline I was too uncomfortable to get any sleep. I also had to pay for carry-on AND check baggage? Is a person not supposed to bring anything with them when they fly? Lastly, if I wanted to sit anywhere comfortable or in a reclining seat I again have to pay to upgrade? This fact was unknown to me until the online check in process. Overall, I'm very dissatisfied with my experience. I have another trip next week and I already chose to pay $100 more for American Airlines instead of frontier, I will have comfort, food, wifi, won't have to pay for my baggage. This is America, we expect comfort. At least give us wifi. My experience with Frontier has made up my mind about paying more to get treated the way I deserve, not as if I was flying in a C130 Cargo plane."
Pros: "Service is nonexistent. Website doesn't work. Extra Charges for NOT using the website are insane. Food and beverages are nonexistent. Service is among the worst in the world. Seats aren't much more comfortable than folding chairs would be. Extra charges for absolutely every little thing ( which are normally free on every other airline ) make travel an annoying nuisance. Even carryon bags are charged --- and cost more than checked bags. It's insane."
Cons: "Service is nonexistent. Website doesn't work. Extra Charges for NOT using the website are insane. Food and beverages are nonexistent. Service is among the worst in the world. Seats aren't much more comfortable than folding chairs would be. Extra charges for absolutely every little thing ( which are normally free on every other airline ) make travel an annoying nuisance. Even carryon bags are charged --- and cost more than checked bags. It's insane."
Pros: "Honestly at first I liked how it appeared to be a newer plane with updated seats but then..."
Cons: "I saw those updated seats and the joke of a tray table that was provided wouldn't even hold my iPad. The staff was apparently new because they couldn't get through one intercom conversation without fumbling through it and when a customer asked how long the flight was the flight attendant didn't know and another passenger had to answer. We were delayed by 2 hours and all because the intercom phone was broken. I know it's a safety hazard but it just wasn't a smooth professional staff that you typically see. One of the three flight attendants was tenure but all I saw was the new girl fumble through everything. I'm hoping she was new...also, we are delayed two hours sitting on the plane, so I know people will give bad reviews about that but there's nothing you can control regarding our safety. It is what it is, I just couldn't stop shaking my head everything they spoke on the intercom how bad they were on it."
Pros: "This was my first flight on Frontier and didn't know what to expect. When my iPhone boarding pass wouldn't work at security I was sent to the Frontier counter and they helped me instantly. The Phoenix boarding lounge was NOT a good introduction with holes and rips in the seats and a "sofa" that rocked everyone on it whenever someone moved.. The gate attendant however was great - and funny. The plane was VERY nice and made up for the lounge plus we made it to Colorado Springs 20 minutes early! The price ($56 including fees and taxes) means I'll be looking at Frontier in the future."
Pros: "It was on time."
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats. Tray tables were too small."
Pros: "Cheap price, friendly and courteous crew."
Cons: "Boarding was like a stampede. No way that many people were in Zone 1. The boarding gang could have exerted better control. Be aware that the seats are basic-very small tray tables, no recline and not as upholstered as other airlines. But, not terribly uncomfortable."
Pros: "There was a gate issue in PHX, but they found another gate and we still arrived on time."
Cons: "I do not like random seat assignment. I was not aware of this until check-in."
Pros: "Plan was on schedule, the staff was friendly and it was a smooth ride."
Cons: "I didn't like the fact that all food and beverages were an additional cost and the bag fee of $30 in addition to the ticket price."
Pros: "Being on time and boarding."
Cons: "Charges for selecting seat."
Pros: "I used to love flying Frontier—the airline with the cute animals on the tail of the planes. Now I call them the F word in airlines. If you want to fly Frontier, I want to make sure you’re forewarned. Their slogan is “A different kind of animal.” This animal is very cunning. And slightly savage. First, if you’ve been suckered into their $59 airfares, you already know what’s waiting for you. Wait. You actually want to fly back home? Well you’ll end up paying the same price as you would most any other airline. But wait…what’s this? Actually, their rates are about $100 cheaper than normal. What they don’t tell you is, they charge $30 for you to carry on your own baggage. I always thought it was ludicrous to charge me to carry my own bag onto a plane. Keep in mind that’s one way. So it’s $60 round trip. And that’s their discounted rate if you book online. It goes way up if you’re one of the unfortunates who wait till you’re at the kiosk to settle up with the Frontier Friskers. Oh, you say you want to actually choose your seat? That’s $13 minimum. For each leg of your trip. Don’t be surprised if they figure out a way to charge you for each leg of your body. That’s for a normal seat. If you don’t cough up the $13, they’ll randomly seat you wherever they want. I wouldn’t be surprised if they counted the lavatory as a possibility. So, that’s $60 for your own carry-on luggage. And a minimum $26 if you dare to choose your own cheap seat. Hmm. That $100 savings is looking rather slim right now. Speaking of slim, that describes their seats. And they don’t recline. You’re straight upright your whole trip. And the padding is about as comfortable as a cheap mattress in a cheap motel. The best way I can describe the feeling: Say you’re on Sesame Street and your job is to sit on the capital letter ‘L” for two hours. So while spending what feels like an eternity in L, maybe you’d like something to quench your thirst. That’s $1.99. Water? $1.99. A snack? $2.99. I’m surprised they don’t charge for toilet paper. By the square. (To be fair, I just learned that a cup of water is actually free. “For today,” said the flight attendant. “That could change.”) Nice Surprise: The people who work for Frontier are generally nice. But if this is the way Frontier treats their customers, how do they treat their employees? Do they make their mechanics buy their own tools? I wrote to the company to let them know how hugely disappointed I am with their changes. I never got the courtesy of a reply. I somehow like to imagine the CEO, in the true spirit of “no frills”, answering each customer letter by himself on an Olivetti typewriter from the 1970s. But I kind of doubt it. So there you have it. To be forewarned is to be forearmed. And if you have four arms, well, you might just fit their new slogan. Frontier Airlines: A whole different way to treat people like animals."
Cons: "Frontier's low fares which are deceptive. They charge you $60 for carrying your own bag! They charge you $13 per leg for the "privilege" of choosing your seat--even the normal seats. They charge you $1.99 for basic sodas offered by most every other airline for free. And they charge you $2.99 per snack. The seat are slim, terribly uncomfortable with virtually no padding and they don't recline! They don't respond when you write them."
Cons: "Seriously, it was a horrible experience. Everyone complains that they're misleading with the cost, but it really just adds up to what you pay on other lines, maybe slightly less still. BUT, so not worth it. Spend the extra money elsewhere. Terrible customer service. Seriously, there were 3 people that were nice, everyone else was flat out rude. Both on the phone and in person. And I was nice to them even though I was really upset, which was hard to do. Our first flight was delayed 8 hours for maintenance. We got a $10 food voucher and a $100 flight voucher. Not the best compensation considering the duration of our time in the airport and the cost of food, plus the fact that our flight was more than $100. We couldn't use the flight voucher on our return flight because it was already booked (even though a supervisor prior to that said we could), so that was worthless since I have no interest in flying with them ever again. I found out later that the flight voucher can at least be used for baggage and seat selection on the return flight, which no one mentioned even when I specifically asked multiple people (including a different supervisor) what it could be used for. But that didn't help me out either since... the flight back was flat out cancelled 40 mins before it was due to leave because they didn't have a crew to fly it due to weather issues elsewhere. The next flight they could get us on was two days later or 2 weeks later... We got a refund, but of course since it was such short notice then booking on another airline was far more expensive and they don't make up the difference. It seemed like Frontier runs things so tight that they don't have any backup plans for what I would assume are not wholly uncommon things, like maintenance and weather issues. And, as other people have pointed out, they were the tiniest seats I have ever seen. All I could think once we got on the plane was, "Thank God I'm not fatter or taller and thank God we weren't stuck on the plane itself!""
Pros: "Not much."
Cons: "First and LAST time flying Spirit. Once I had to pay the fee for having a carry on bag, the price came out closer to one of the airlines I should have used instead. The website address didn't even work from my phone, so I had to pay the $65 gate fee for the carry on. The seats weren't comfortable, didn't recline, no cushioning. No inflight entertainment of any kind. During the flight, I got up and went to the front to use the bathroom (which I KNEW was empty) and the staff directed me to use the ones in back. Why? And they never reduced the cabin pressure on the descent! The cabin was still completely pressurized for the higher altitudes well after we touched down. This feels like such an amateur mistake that simply isn't acceptable."
Pros: "On time and safe, and low cost. What more could you want?"
Cons: "No food, no entertainment (as expected). OK for budget airline."
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."
Cons: "I booked the flight and paid for it but because of the very bad customer service I couldn’t use it! So sad."
Pros: "N/A"
Cons: "Limited flight availability."
Pros: "The snack selection on the flight and food package options were reasonably priced, and there were quite a few good options."
Cons: "We arrived at the airport and were through security over an hour prior to our flight's takeoff. We decided to grab breakfast at a restaurant approximately 2-3 gates down from our gate. We arrived back at our gate 17 minutes prior to the departure time and the door to the entryway was already closed. No spirit attendants remained at the gate to assist or inform us about who we should speak to regarding this matter. We sat at the gate and watched our flight take over 15 minutes to pull away from entryway with no one available to direct us. After the plane pulled away, a few Spirit staff members came back out the door to the gate, and when we inquired as to why our names were not called throughout the airport (as we heard many other names called while sitting at the airport) they informed us we would have to talk to the customer service desk if we had an issue. We went to the customer service desk and they put us on another flight, which did not depart until late that day. We went to the customer service desks of 3 other airlines attempting to find a sooner flight, and when we explained Spirit closed the gates 17 minutes early, each airline stated that the industry standard is 10 minutes. Not only does Spirit not follow the industry standard, but they also shut the gates 2minutes prior to Spirit's standard which is 15 minutes before the flight. Additionally, no effort was made to call our names prior to the flight, as is customary with all airlines. Two days later, we went to board our return flight, which a week prior to our trip we paid $585 to change to that day, and when we went to check in we were not scheduled to be on that return flight. We showed proof of switching our flight and luckily the attendant was able to get us on that flight, however, we were extremely rushed getting through security and due to Spirit's mistake almost missed this flight as well. If no seats would have been available we would not have been able to get home despite paying to switch the flight a week in advanced. Overall, we were very disappointed with our experience traveling with Spirit and would not recommend the airline to anyone. We are frequent travelers for both business and recreation and have never experienced such poor customer service."
Pros: "I got upgraded to 1st class for free!"
Cons: "Almost nothing to eat for those of us who have to watch our blood sugar levels."
Pros: "It was a short flight to Vegas no real issues twitch the flight crew."
Cons: "The people taking your tickets at the gate just were not happy."
Cons: "I did not like be charged for every little thing. I can't believe that even water was $3. The airline claims to offer lower rates, but they get you in the end with all the extra charges for seats, carry ons, beverages."
Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "-The fees quickly added up to the same as other comparable flights. -We had booked two evening flights, both of which were rescheduled several times, then cancelled - pushing flights to the next day. -Please keep in mind that if they cancel your flight you are entitled to full refund of all amounts paid. -After refunding $900 in expenses, Spirit charged a $150 cancellation fee and some $40 strange fee. These amounts should not have been taken out for a refund when the airline is at fault and after some hassle, they refunded the full amount. -When you value your time, do not fly Spirit."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "That it was 3hours delayed. They crew was bitchy. Whey should have offered free drinks or something to make up for it. Worst airline ever"
Pros: "Flight was cancelled and no notice till we arrived and then we had to rebook and the returning flight was delayed several hrs."
Cons: "I was never advised that I need to inform Spirit that I missed my incoming flight, so my flight home was cancelled. I would like to be reimbursed for my flight back to Atlanta that I had to take on Delta. Please advise me of the process.."
Pros: "Staff kept good spirits despite the situations their upper management created for them to deal with. There were so many frustrated customers that had been canceled on MULTIPLE Spirit flights that same week that were furious but could not find an actual manager to speak to."
Cons: "No flight crew was available for multiple outgoing flights at our gate. We were later told from a spirit employee this was expected bc the crew intentionally calls in or no shows to stand up to management. Flight was delayed, then canceled, then waited in a 2 1/2 hour line for no reason to be refunded and stranded in a strange city. Spent 8 hours at the airport to then have to book our own hotel and flight on southwest that next morning. Not worth cheap cost. Airline should not be in business. Will never fly Spirit again."
Cons: "I know Spirit offers low fares and in return you pay for everything else, seats, carry-on bags, boarding passes (if you don't print yourself), drinks, etc. In knowing this I did my due diligence before this flight to make sure I wasn't going to be charged for things like the size of my purse (I measured it), etc. Upon check in for this flight, I was informed that I owed $30 because my checked bag was 43 lbs and Spirit has a weight limit of 40 lbs. The other customers in line were just as shocked. To me, the standard is 50 lbs. With that being said, in my research on Spirits website this was not clear. I think this sort of fee should be much more prominent. I am a "prepar-er" if you will and for me to not know this charge was coming tells me Spirit most likely makes a lot of money off of passengers regularly having to pay this unexpected fee at check in. The ticketing agent told me it happens daily after I asked him. This feels a bit like a scam, in my opinion. Spirit will say "It's on our website" and I'm sure it is but again, I don't feel like this charge for a weight that's standard is 50 lbs is clearly called out to passengers. I'm fine with no frills, I'm not fine with unexpected charges that I feel are under the radar until the 11th hour when you have no choice but to pay or repack. Uncool, spirit."
Pros: "Cheap ticket purchase price"
Cons: "I was charged for carrying on my roll on bag because of its shape. While my brother on the same flight carried on an even larger backpack.But, it was considered a personal item. Also because we did not wish to pay even more to pick our seats, we were assigned the last row on the plane where the fuselage begins to taper towards the tail of a plane. Therefore it there was not nearly enough shoulder room for my brother and me. Overall the discomfort, lackadaisical staff, and shrewd penny-pinching policies insured that I will never fly Spirit Airlines again."
Cons: "My 96 year old mother's Spirit 342 flight from Phoenix to Minneapolis on Feb 2, 2017 was delayed. Things happen and that's life. However, after hearing from my sister in Minneapolis her flight was delayed I attempted to call Spirit Airlines to get the rescheduled information. I tried many, many times and was not able to speak with a Spirit customer service agent. In fact, there was no option on the Spirit phone message to press a number to speak with an agent. I ended up calling the Phoenix Skyharbor Security who sent an employee over to Terminal 2, Gate 2 to look for my mother. She was not found after checking Gate 2 and several other gates. The scheduled 3:07pm departure was rescheduled to depart at 5:30pm which I found out around 7:00 pm Phoenix time. This was a frightening experience for our family given my mother's age of 96 years. Fortunately, my mother was OK. She stated she and everyone else stood in line at the Spirit counter for 1 1/2 hours waiting for departure information. There was an agent at the counter but he/she did not provide any departure information let alone the reason(s) for the delayed flight. It would have been helpful to everyone held up by the delay to have been given an honest reason for the delay. It seems reasonable that Spirit would at least offer a phone number to speak with an agent who could provide information. (The Spirit website indicated Flight 342 was rescheduled to the next morning (Feb 3) with a departure of 8:00 am. This incorrect information complicated the whole situation). We will never put my mother on another Spirit flight and will think very carefully about using Spirit Airlines again."
Pros: "Flight left on time and arrived 30 minutes early No waiting for a gate to open"
Cons: "Seating pitch is too narrow for a tall person. I was limping as I got off because I could not extend my legs."
Pros: "Started off OK but then we quickly downhill flight was canceled due to fog in San Diego so I never made it onto the plane."
Cons: "Weather delay with fog in San Diego. Not Spirit's fault but they delayed for an hour and a half and then cancel the flight. As they canceled the flight they came around with cards with a number to call to rebook or change your itinerary. I called the number on the car rather than getting right in line at the desk. By the time I got through on the phone it would have been 10 to 15 minutes. They told me that since I was halfway through my return trip they couldn't do anything over the phone. So then I had to get in line and wait. I was the last person served. They offered me a flight to days later at the same time 9:45 PM that was unacceptable so I ask for something else and he somehow turned out they had a Houston Chicago San Diego flight that leaves tomorrow morning at seven. Very disappointed in the handling by the rebooking staff on the phone the gate agents were very friendly but very overworked and stressed. Service manager was there and he put me on a call back on the phone but that didn't help either. Not flying spirit again anytime soon."
Pros: "The flight was cheap, staff was nice, and sat next to a nice person!"
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: "Inexpensive and easily available flights"
Cons: "THEY CHARGED ME $65 AT THE GATE FOR MY BAG THAT COMPLETELY FIT IN THEIR DEFINED DIMENSIONS! When I checked my bag at home, it was within their dimensions. When I checked it at the ticket counter it fit within their metal frame for measuring. When I got to the gate, they told me to step aside and check my bag. Without even looking at my bag, the lady at the counter told me it wouldn't fit and I had to pay extra. I told her it fit, and with an attitude, she asked me to put it in the frame to see if it fit. Suddenly, it did not. She said it didn't fit by over 2 inches. It was less than a 1/4 of an inch, and barely that. I was furious. She refused to care, refused to listen to me, and told me that it was either pay the $65 and board the plane or leave the bag there. Totally rude, and did this to SEVERAL OTHER PASSENGERS. HIGHLY DOUBT I'LL EVER FLY THIS AIRLINE AGAIN."
Pros: "No delay instead they were on time on both flights that I took."
Cons: "My flight was booked for the wrong day. I only had one day selected on Kayak.com so I never thought to call in and verify time and date. I was signed up for text notifications but I never received anything."
Pros: "The cost of the trip was very low - with all the frills removed, air travel can be relatively cheap. Plan ahead - you will not be able to use TSA Pre-Check, you will have to pay extra to carry on a bag (so buy your bag online at the airline's website before you go to the airport - this is the cheapest way to do it as they charge you more to purchase the carry-on at the check-in counter and even more if you wait until the boarding gate), and you will have to pay for all beverages including water and provide your own in-flight entertainment. If you plan ahead and know what you're getting into, flying Spirit can be a pleasant experience. The flight staff is friendly and polite."
Cons: "The seats are very close together - don't expect to have any leg room - and they do not recline. Bring a neck pillow if you have any intention of sleeping."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "I was unable to check in online because I don't have a spirit airlines account. The person working the ticketing desk at the airport ignored me for 5 minutes when there were no other customers and the proceeded to be extremely rude to me. I was unable to use my TSA precheck because they "don't do that" according to said ticketing agent. My return flight was delayed for well over an hour with no updates."
Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "I spent 7 hours sitting in an airport with nothing to do spent more money at the bar in the restaurant and with my baggage then with the actual ticket cost plus I made it 9 hours later"
Pros: "I liked that the lady working at the gate had empathy for me and understanding why I'd be upset for not knowing that I would be charged $55 at the gate to carry on a bag. She was nice and just doing her job despite having a large unexpected fee."
Cons: "Not being aware that I would be charged $55 to carry on a bag. That was totally unexpected. And according to the person working the gate, if I had known they charged for carry on bags, I could've paid at the time of the ticket purchase and paid only $22."
Pros: "Creating my own itinerary through a 3rd-party (Kayak) online reservation agent, I was unaware of the $52 add-on baggage fee. And when I tried to use the electronic kiosk to check in, it was not functioning properly. Although it not just Spirit Airlines, but I feel as though these additional fees aren't spelled out to the consumer well enough and therefore are somewhat disingenuous in their relationships with their customers."
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: "Not a damm thing!!!!!"
Cons: "How about everything!!!!!! Worst experience with an airline!!!! How Spirit Airline stays in business is beyond me! If you are smart Kayak you would disassociate yourself with them. Their reputation will pull yours down. They nickel and dime you to death making your flight more expensive than if you went on any other carrier! My blood pressure went sky high after dealing with anyone associated with Spirit from their customer service people to their check-in people who were like robots. They went thru the motions with no emotions. Try to get boarding passes printed up is a nightmare! How about the two flight attendants that we're sleeping in the galley!"
Pros: "Early arrival. Cheap."
Cons: "No customer service to speak of"
Pros: "I loved that it was clean, on time, and the flight crew was nice and very hilarious! Made it very fun!"
Pros: "Your flight staff (flight attendants) are always great."
Cons: "I attempted to purchase luggage before each of my flights (departure and return) and the website would not allow it. I called the customer service number multiple times and it said they were experiencing technical difficulties. I was forced to purchase luggage allowance at the airport on both flights and was forced to pay a much larger amount that what I normally would have had to pay if the website was working. This excessive fee really makes the option of flying spirit less economical, frustrating, and really obliterates any reason to fly with your airline. Additionally, I was able to purchase seating before my flight- but on my return flight they put me in a seat that I did not pay for. The flight attendant did make a correction. Your staff at the main terminals is consistently extremely slow, unfortunately. I really like the flight attendants, they are always great. However, due to the above mentioned issues I have had recurrently, I will certainly be reluctant to purchase Spirit flights in the future"
Pros: "The fact that the second time we disembarked at the same airport I got to eat port of subs."
Cons: "The fact that we were over 5 hours delayed"
Cons: "My first flight with Spirit was horrible, and I wanted to give them another chance. I was soooo wrong. Never ever again!!!!"
Cons: "There were large carry-on baggage fees that were not apparent until check-in....false advertising on the actual fare!"
Pros: "I loved the humor the crew worked into the mundane aspects of flying."
Cons: "I did not like having to pay an additional 45 dollars to bring on a cary on that seemed a bit steep in price point."
Pros: "Overall the web site looks like it was successfully intended to be attractive and it contains all the needed info."
Cons: "*Promising to answer a question "within 48hrs" is NOT OK when it is about checking in. *We SHOULD NOT have to register in order to be able to check in. Why is more than conf # and name needed unless it is to be shared or sold? *The needed info is scattered in many places on the site eg bag size, weight, and prices. *I was charged the "at checkin" price when I used the add baggage link before starting to check in; b/c I was within 24hrs? Purposely didn't start to check in yet so I wouldn't get the higher price."
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."
Pros: "The customer service was great and very funny flying attendance. My flight was very fast and comfortable. Thanks"
Cons: "I didn't like that I had to pay for my carry on luggage more than I pay for my flight ticket :/"
Cons: "$55.00 for a second carry on is too expensive , it should be $25.00."
Cons: "first flight had over a hour delay, returning flight had even longer delay due to sharing a terminal"
Pros: "Crew was nice."
Cons: "Delayed for 3 hours!!! Flying out and coming back home, we had major delays due to mechanical problems. No excuse to have that long of delays if they were keeping up with the maintenance on the planes like they should. I will NEVER fly Spirit again!"
Cons: "First time to take Spirit. Wasn't aware of bag policy and would not have flown this flight if I had known."
Cons: "I could live with the extra charge od $55 per bag on the Denver to Phoenix portion of the trip, but they cancelled the flight an hour before leaving Phoenix to Denver. This left 100 people scrambling to find an alternative flight. Rather than wait 1-2 hours while two totally unprepared ticket counter clerks tried to accommodate 100 PO'd travellers, I decided to get one of the few tickets available to Denver leaving that day. It cost me $375. I finally got thru to the Spirit Customer Service desk (somewhere in the Philipines?) where somebody did try to help, although the line was sketchy and the accent indecipherable. I recommend not listing Spirit on your site."
Cons: "Upon arrival at McCarran, found that the TSA Pre was shut down. Further, Spirit does not subscribe to TSA Pre for unknown reasons. I inquired at TSA about this and they could give no reason either. Spirit advertises "no frills" flying and so I assume it may be part of this scam to save costs (?) of printing "TSA Pre" on their boarding passes to allow quicker passage through the checkpoint. Spirit levies an up charge for everything but breathing the air in their planes and part of this seems to be the elimination of reclining seats. I'm 6'4" and have difficulty sitting comfortably in the seats, my knees jammed against the seat back in front of me. Also, I feel every movement of the passenger behind me for the same reason. Very annoying. I'll not be flying Spirit again."
Pros: "I arrive home"
Cons: "Extra Charges for everything. Seats do not recline, etc."
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: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything"
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