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Low season

April Best time to beat the crowds with an average 4% drop in price.

High season

December Most popular time to fly with an average 14% increase in price.

Average price of a round-trip

$1,136 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal for a round-trip

$385 or less

Top tips for finding cheap flights to South America

  • Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be January, November and December. The cheapest month to fly to South America is March.
  • Morning departure is around 14% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

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Top 4 airlines serving Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl to South America

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

7.9
Copa Airlines
Overall score based on 12,627 reviews
8.2
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
8.3
Crew
7.4
Entertainment
7.6
Food
Airline reviews

Cons: "Almost 2 hours of delay"

Pros: "Flight went well. Glad it was on time. Almost missed it due to other flight not being able to land initially"
Cons: "Screen malfunctioned and kept asking for language during movie"

Pros: "On time flight"
Cons: "No entertainment on board."

Pros: "Nice sandwhich"
Cons: "Better organization with the boarding, and the waiting room at Panama was really bad."

Pros: "Crew was very helpful and accomodating."
Cons: "Not sure if that was an older plane or what, have travelled with COPA lots of time before, but this time around the chairs were specially uncomfortable (didn’t even reclined) only worse chair i’ve seated on a plane has beeb on spirit (which is a bargain airline, so unlike copa)"

Cons: "None entertainment system"

Pros: "Even thou the flight was packed everything boarding, unboarding and the overall flight went very smoothly."
Cons: "There were a couple of “companion dogs“ in the flight. Personally I think that dogs should not travel in the passengers cabin except in very particular situations, but lately it seems to be becoming a trend."

Cons: "Follow through with reservations made 6+ months ago. I shouldn't have been on stand by and the vouchers to make up were absolutely ridiculous. $10 does not make up for the major mistake your company made."

Cons: "I lost one of my suitcases!!!!"

Cons: "Atention and service"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Bad bad “ breakfast “ They promised me a boucher of $300 for the delay in Miami but I still whaiting for the response of the email more than a month"

Pros: "Customer service"

Pros: "The space between the seats"
Cons: "The food and de the movies, too old"

Pros: "The information provided prior to the flight and online booking experience."
Cons: "Rude flight attendants Rude gate / entry attendants No guidance was given to passengers prior to boarding regarding how long it would be until boarding so everyone was just standing around pushing toward the doors. Long, unorganized boarding process. Attendants just allowed everyone to gather in front of the doors so rude passengers pushed their way to the front and cut the "line." No tvs in the seats. I am vegetarian and was not given a vegetarian option! Very Inconsiderate of this airline. Even worse, the flight attendant basically told me that it was my fault because I didn't ask for one in advance. Extremely poor customer service! Had I been asked, I would have requested a vegetarian meal but I did not see that option when booking."

Cons: "Crowded and disorganized Panama gate and boarding. No tvs or entertainment. Bus shuttle in Panama and in Bogota"

Cons: "More of the same. Because of all the initial buffonery when we get to the gate for the connecting flight they us that my wife didnt have a seat and the flight was full."

Cons: "No seat assignment, over booked flight, lost my baggage"

Pros: "I have never been on such a fast flight. Great time"
Cons: "N/a"

Pros: "I wish I could give more feedback but I was unable to get to my connecting flight."
Cons: "I was unable to reach my final destination after being denied entry into Panama City, even though it was just a layover. I'm very upset as I have to reach Quito, Ecuador by March 21st to propose to my girlfriend. Any help would be greatly appreciated."

Pros: "The seats were better than the last flight"
Cons: "Improve entertainment"

Pros: "The arrival time was very convenient."

Pros: "Flight crew and service"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Is almost on time"
Cons: "Servicio is bad, seats very uncomfortable and the airplanes are super old"

Pros: "the plane and the service"
Cons: "the airport don't have a good court"

Cons: "This flight was not Wingo but Copa operated by Aerorepublica but the crew and planes were Copa."

Pros: "Short flight, nice snack."
Cons: "None"

Pros: "It was nice and fast."
Cons: "Seating."

Cons: "After reporting that things were stolen...Copa deny my claimed."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "My connection flight arrive extremelly far from the bogot flight gate, there was no onborad entertainment, some of the crew were rude to other passengers, poor comfort I wouldnt recommend copa to anyone"

Cons: "The crew was unfriendly"

Pros: "Comfprt"
Cons: "??"

Pros: "Excelente !10.0 un placer viajar con Copa"

Pros: "Service and on time."
Cons: "Service and being on tine."

Pros: "Crew was friendly"
Cons: "Long delay living PTY"

Pros: "it was nice to actually get a meal. that doesnt happen in the us anymore. i was able to check a bag without a ridiculous $50 charge. the first time i had checked in years and it was very convenient. reminded me of how flying used to be before they all became buses in the sky, and for a very reasonable price. the staff were all very friendly from the gate agent to the flight attendants. also, a free drink is a lovely touch. would definitely fly this airline again."
Cons: "i had no problems honestly. my most pleasant flightin a while and i fly frequently"

Pros: "Smooth Flight great drinks and food"

Cons: "On my return flight home, they wouldn't accommodate adjusting my itinerary because I wasn't feeling well. I was willing to pay change fee for 1 layover instead of the 2 layovers on my original itinerary. They wanted to charge me $700 which was greater than my original ticket. So I flew on the original itinerary at started my travels @ 7am on Monday. Flight from Bogotá to Barranquilla w/Avianca airlines was great. In Barranquilla I had a 4 hr layover, checked in w/Copa agent and he said my bag was on plane. In Panama, there was a 1.5 hr layover so I assumed no issues getting my luggage to the correct connection. The flight from Panama was delayed by 40 mins w/no explanation. We just sat on plane. They only played one older movie, plane was old and they did 1 beverage service w/meal for a 5.5 hour flight. I finally arrived back to ORD @ 12:15 am Tuesday. I waited for my luggage in baggage claim for 35 mins. It doesn't arrive and I ask attendant, who brushes me off and says this is the claim for Copa. She disappears for 30-40 mins. I finally see her walking back into international baggage claim (over an hour has passed that I've been in baggage claim) and tell her my luggage did not arrive. She asks me for my claim ticket then proceeds to say "oh yes, I was informed your bag did not make it." I'm upset because it's 1:40am and she could have saved me an hour if she would have helped me when I first asked. I also am curious how an airline loses my bag twice."

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "Cabin crew based in South American countries don't speak a word of English."

Cons: "Nelson Jose zelaya durmió en una sill en ese aeropuerto porque no lo dejaron hacer conexión a punta cana que era su destino; porque nunca dijeron nada tanto el Consulado de Panamá como la aerolínea que cuando una persona ha sido deportará de US A no puede viajar; utilizaron el fly que estaba comprado para su devolución al país de origen; ustedes creen es justo?"

Pros: "Good food"

Pros: "nice staff."
Cons: "delayed leaving and arriving. no entertainment."

Pros: "La atención"
Cons: "La comida"

Cons: "The boarding process is backwards. Passengers should be loaded from the back of the plane to the front."

Pros: "So much turbulence! Plus the flight attendant wasn't very friendly."

Pros: "I liked being able to choose my own seat, and the seats were pretty comfortable."
Cons: "The food was pretty bad. I'd rather have snacks than the weird beef and rice. As an aside, either the speaker in my arm didn't work or my headphones didn't work."

Pros: "No hassles as with some other airlines. Easy and smooth check in without too long a wait even for a very early morning flight."

Pros: "Again, went very smoothly."
Cons: "No complaints."

Cons: "No priority boarding for check in, Albright places were available I was put in almost the last row for my 3 flights that included short connections."

Pros: "Boarding was on time and so was the flight."
Cons: "The plane for this flight didn't have individual displays for in-flight entertainment."

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"
Cons: "Crowded"

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."

Cons: "No volé en LATAM si no en AA y en esta compañía al principio no sabían sobre mi reserva y cuando si, no pude hacer el checking online, sino solo en el aeropuerto , en ambos vuelos"

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."

Cons: "delayed"

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."

Pros: "Nothing!"
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."

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."

Cons: "We had to wait for about seven hours at the airport because the flight was delayed."

Cons: "The flight was delayed for almost five hours."

Pros: "The flight attendants were super nice and very responsive"
Cons: "The food was not that good"

Pros: "Easy check in and boarding, friendly crew, comfortable seating."
Cons: "No suggestions."

Pros: "I requested and picked a window seat but unfortunately. Got isle seat. I requested a Muslim meal and I got pork in my choices."
Cons: "Honer the requests ."

Pros: "Safe landing, that’s all that matters."
Cons: "The entrances by groups. I get it, I just don’t care for it."

Cons: "United has a 2 hour delay for mechanical issue. We almost missed our connection to Zurich. Our bags did not make it and we are still waiting for our luggage"

Pros: "It was a bus trip. No food, crappy seats, and treated like we were cattle. The only positive was United’s new direction? The seats are smaller but yield more leg room. They will probably rethink that. There is inflight entertainment if you have your own device with WiFi and a screen. So pros and cons, but essentially a bus trip."
Cons: "Most disliked the seats. Not very comfortable for a three hour trip."

Cons: "Lost luggage’s"

Cons: "Seats were too small."

Pros: "Everything was usual, nothing special."
Cons: "The planes were late, but more importantly they lost my luggage somewhere."

Pros: "It was fine"
Cons: "It was fine"

Pros: "AlwYs on time"
Cons: "Cramped"

Pros: "The counter clerks in the airport were not friendly. But the inflight attendants and service was great."
Cons: "The counter staff were grumpy from the minute they arrived at the service gate desk."

Pros: "Good crew!! Entertainment screen not as good as SAS"

Pros: "Smooth flight"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Attendents were very nice."
Cons: "Cramped"

Pros: "Very friendly crew"

Pros: "-"
Cons: "No reply from the airlines regarding my damaged baggage."

Pros: "Crew was mostly friendly"
Cons: "Leg room has vanished"

Pros: "Flying through the night freed me up the next morning. I'll fly red eye anytime."
Cons: "Nothing."

Pros: "Comfort of plane"
Cons: "Delay boarding, wait for a seat ticket, and gate to next terminal"

Pros: "Like other airlines, United is charging more fees for seats to food. And the food they sell is bad. The breakfast was microwaved to horification. Why are airlines permited to give such low levels of service? Why are they allowed to charge extra fees for ordinary seats? And no complimentary entertainment. All that NOTHING" service and for very high fees.I got suckered into paying a lot extra for premium Economy. The Premium was the extra money they stole. The Economy was the new definition of bare bones."
Cons: "There was nothing to like about the flight."

Cons: "I have alloted enough time for my next flight. Your airline crew in PhX did not extend any help in my problem even i asked them very polity in two instances. For me not to miss my flight i left my baggaes in the conveyor and I have to disturbed my friends in sfo to get my bags. I want to be conunmpensated with your poor service. Im expecting your respond"

Pros: "Curtesy of staff"
Cons: "No seat reclining at all. Feeling very stiff by the end of the fight."

Pros: "Nice crew."
Cons: "Constant ads on the tv"

Pros: "Direct flight."
Cons: "Luggage got stuck in plane, 1 1/2 hour wait at carrousel! Newark sucks to get out, took two atemps with 2 GPS and 2 people trying to decifer NJ's crappy road signs!"

Cons: "Ride bumpy. Nothing crew did all mother natures fault Food and sandwich choices awful very little legroom No entertainment"

Pros: "The seat was comfortable, the plane was new, and staff was friendly."
Cons: "Like others have said, the in-flight entertainment isn't free (even a few channels) so it is pretty useless."

Cons: "Seating on this aircraft is poor at best!"

Pros: "The plane didn't crash. Quite possibly the only nice thing I can say about this flight."
Cons: "No built in personal entertainment for a 12 hour flight. If you had already downloaded the United app, you could connect a personal device to their wifi for free and watch from there (if you didn't download the app prior to takeoff, you were screwed). Also, no USB charging outlets were available. I live in Korea and don't have an American style outlet to connect to a USB, so my devices died. The provided tiny aisle TV which played programmed shows and movies kept freezing, skipping, and turning off. Entertainment is usually the saving grace for budget int'l flights, whose food, service, and comfort can be expected to suck. Next time I'll shell out for Korean Air or Asiana."

Pros: "Love the pre-boarding for families, love the customer service that you rarely get when flying, love the new snacks."

Pros: "Seats were comfortable and plane was clean"
Cons: "Unorganized seating system. Snappy staff."

Pros: "New plane, clean and blankets for the overnight flight"
Cons: "I was in the 4th boarding group (even though I checked in the first possible moment), I had to put my belongings 15 seats away from me."

Pros: "Flights were on time. Boarding was easy and crew was nice"
Cons: "No complaints."

Cons: "Lack of comfortable space. :-("

Pros: "Overall planes appeared in good condition."
Cons: "center seat, not comfortable. Rough flight but crew did a good job communicating that was coming."

Pros: "It was smooth all the way around. We arrived in San Francisco 25 min early"
Cons: "No complaints."

Pros: "Service very frustrating fly always accommodating"
Cons: "Boarding took forever and then had to wait 45 mins on runway some difficulty"

Pros: "Quick boarding"
Cons: "One of the flight attendants got a nose bleed at the gate and the lack of universal precautions in cleaning and caring for the blood spilled was appalling. That is how diseases are spread, was unprofessional and put people at risk."

Cons: "Late no place for my carryon"

Pros: "I like very much, nice and smooth, I'll recommend this company, food was good attendant excellent and friendly crew. Thank you it was a pleasure travel with United Airlines"

Pros: "Crew was fine, plane was new and in good shape, seat was typical and fine."

Pros: "Crew was nice"
Cons: "No wifi was available as described on seats"

Pros: "Nothing. I hate sitting in the back of the plane and I hate the middle seat."
Cons: "The middle seat and lack of food and no screen in the back of the seat."

Pros: "Charged for wi-fi never worked. Every employe I felt with was extremely rude. Never again"

Pros: "It took an additional 45 min to leave the gate after boarding and then when we landed it took an hour to taxi to the gate. THEN when I got my bags I had to walk to another gate, but the underground train was not in use since it was too late. I have to walk on a boot because of an Achilles injury... It was horrible. I didn't get to my car until an hour and a half AFTER getting my bags. I left Phoenix at 7pm and didn't get to my apartment until 2am. And I had to get up for an 8am meeting the next day. I will say the crew on the flight was amazing and upbeat- they made the trip!"

Pros: "The first on-time flight I've experienced from United. I also was able to check my bags for free."
Cons: "The passenger next to me was showing unwanted photography of his erect genitals during flight. I was so uncomfortable that I spent most of the flight in the lavatory. I flagged down United stewardesses but they were unwilling to hear about how I was visually assualted. United does not care about the comfort or safety of their young female customers."

Pros: "I traveled on dec. 25th this year and was a little worried about making it to Jersey in time for a party. I boarded plane planning on worse case and landed finding myself in best case situation,on time and safe. Thanks,for keeping up the good work, that truly seems to be a fading mission for most airlines to uphold these days. So, again, cheers and happy holidays !!"

Cons: "Flight was oversold and delayed- twice."

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"

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."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "No room no service horrible everything"

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"

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."

Pros: "Nothing."
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: "Prompt, efficient service!"
Cons: "All was good. Nothing to complain about (really)!"

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"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Spirit is terrible"

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: "Price"
Cons: "Baggage cost."

Pros: "Nothing!"
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."

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"

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."

Pros: "Good seats"
Cons: "No food or water without a price! No snacks!"

Pros: "I'm 6'6/260lbs. There was an open seat in the exit row, and the flight attendant gave me that open seat. Give her a Nobel prize."

Pros: "Flights were on time"
Cons: "Much less leg room than any other carrier I've flown"

Pros: "The crew was so nice and the landing was the smoothest I have ever experienced"

Cons: "I had purchased an emergency exit window seat. Just before the plane was taking off, a man jumped into the middle seat and hit my shoulder in his hurry. This was not the seat the man paid for. If there was an emergency situation, the man did not agree online or with a flight attendant to accept responsibility for being in an exit row. In addition, the flight attendant ( with long dirty blonde hair-middled aged) told me that anyone can move to any empty seat whenever they want to. The man took the one arm rest I paid for and was on his laptop the entire flight hitting me with his arm with every key stroke."

Cons: "If you like getting squeezed for every nick and dime try Spirit. They lure with cheap "base fares" then charge for carry on bags, checked bags, a reserved seat, water, everything. If you are like most people who take a bag, prefer knowing where you will sit, and maybe want a bit of water when you travel it will cost you more to fly on Spirit than most other airlines. Should be called Bush-league Airlines."

Pros: "Crew was fine."
Cons: "Seats were cramped. Tough for tall folk."

Cons: "The winds in Denver delayed us an hour and a half. No fault of yours."

Cons: "Half the time the plane sounds like its going to fall apart. Things would bump up from the bottom of the plane. It was the only time I've ever felt like the plane might go down"

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