|January||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 29% drop in price.|
|December||Most popular time to fly with an average 20% increase in price.|
Average price of a round-trip
|$351||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
Good deal for a round-trip
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An average nonstop flight takes 11h 28m, covering a distance of 1784 miles.
There are 25 (nonstop) flights between Phoenix and Tampa per week, averaging 3 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($149) and Spirit Airlines ($154)
American Airlines flies 13 times weekly (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday), Southwest flies 12 times weekly (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday).
For Phoenix to Tampa, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Tampa back to Phoenix, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Monday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Phoenix you will be using Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl, often referred to as Phoenix Airport. You will be landing at Tampa, also known as Tampa Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Arrived on time."
Cons: "Left 20 minutes late, but arrived ok."
Pros: "Love that Sun Country is at the smaller terminals with less crowds ! It was a cheap ticket and the flight was fine -- no complaints. It's no frills -- be prepared to pay for anything you want (in flight entertainment, snacks, seats at the front of the plane, etc.) but that's fine with me."
Cons: "Sun Country -- please keep those nasty cheeseburger smells off the plane. If you're going to sell a hot snack, please pick something that won't stink up the plane. The free smell does NOT encourage others to purchase it !"
Pros: "Crew were very nice. I'm sure it was the end of a long day for them, so they were probably ready to be done - more interaction between themselves than the customers."
Cons: "Seats not very comfortable. Too bad that comfort has to be given up for profitability..."
Cons: "Boarding started late, plane left late."
Cons: "First, it took an hour to board the plane. If you loaded back to front this could be alleviated. Then the seats are horrible. Hard, short seated and no room. Paid for a cold cheeseburger. What's up with that? Held on to garbage they refused to take until after we were supposed to prepare for landing and got yelled at to put my tray table up even I had just gotten rid of my garbage. It was rude since some other attendant had just refused to help me. Now I sit here getting gassed by them having opened up the back of the plane while we are still stuck on here."
Pros: "Asked for an aisle seat, if available, at airport. Placed me in Exit row, aisle seat as last available aisle seat. Attendants on board were very nice in asking what I would like to drink. Flight left on time and arrived on time- always a good factor."
Cons: "Everything was ok."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Although seats were assigned when purchasing the tickets, I wasn't able to print boarding passes that allowed my travel companion and I to sit together"
Pros: "punctual, friendly staff"
Pros: "Everything was on time and efficient."
Pros: "We made it home alive, stewards smiled a lot"
Cons: "No one at desk for check in, then when boarding there was a man standing in the aisle that would not allow me to pass, I had an infant in my arms but he refused to move even after multiple requests. I had to squeeze past him. When plane was fully boarded he started to vomit. He vomited multiple times before we started moving. Steward asked him if he was okay to fly and he did not answer, just nodded a bit. He continued to vomit, was unable to use the bag properly, he appeared highly intoxicated. He vomited into the aisle and all over our shoes and pant legs and carry on bags. We told the stewards who went and grabbed a package of paper towels and shoved them at us. They moved the passengers on the other side of him up to the front of the plane but said nothing to us. No one apologized. Twice we were told our baby was the baby of the year but that was the only remark."
Cons: "Old worn seats with the frame work sticking up. No leg room, seats too narrow and could not move."
Pros: "-Clean -Efficient boarding -nice seats -nice employees -on time departure -early landing - awesome value!!!"
Cons: "not a thing"
Pros: "The crew was pleasant, kind and observant to passengers needs. Plenty of smiling. The beverage selection was truly fantastic. We were informed of any changes and the crew was very accommodating."
Cons: "The window seat that I requested on the way home was just a blank, white wall. I noticed quite a few passengers that waited a bit long for the return of their credit cards because of a slow, faulty or outdated card reader."
Pros: "good pilots"
Cons: "transparency with delays"
Cons: "No wifi option. Flight took off 30 minutes late."
Cons: "Being delayed and disorganization around the need to have more people check their bags"
Pros: "Better leg room than some other airlines. Flight was on time. Let us check our bag at the gate = faster boarding.no food"
Cons: "No food or entertainment, should have a 'not applicable ' rating."
Pros: "Seat next to me was empty so I had room to stretch out and relax with armrest up!"
Cons: "We were late boarding in PHX but no explanation was ever given as to why?"
Pros: "Doreen L, our flight attendant was so kind and cheerful to us and everyone she served. She is definitely one of if not the finest flight attendant at Sun Country!"
Pros: "Good leg room"
Cons: "The seats were really uncomfortable."
Pros: "Great service! Comfortable seat. A+."
Pros: "Friendly customer service. Efficient boarding. Liked being able to board early because I did not require overhead bin space."
Cons: "Complimentary pretzels or other light snack would be nice."
Pros: "As expected."
Pros: "comfortable seats"
Cons: "Flight was late on both going there and coming back."
Pros: "The crew was friendly and accommodating. I forgot that Sun Country serves cheese burger hamburgers, keep them on the menu."
Cons: "People switching seats prior to take off in the airplane. This needs to be enforced that people need to stay in their assigned seats unless approved by the crew."
Pros: "I got to my desinations on time to and from."
Cons: "The seats were small and uncomfortable. It felt like I was squished into my seat both flights, and that was even being on the aisle. While I don't expect every seat to be made for an obese individual, having enough space in the seats so as not to require scrunching your shoulders every 20 seconds would be appreciated."
Pros: "We had a good flight from Phoenix to Minneapolis."
Cons: "A small snack would be a nice compliment to the beverage."
Pros: "Friendly staff and comfortable flights."
Pros: "Smooth process, direct flight."
Cons: "No peanuts or treat of any kind"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Couldn't check-in online due to unknown "server error". The guy at the airport said they had a system failure the previous night - no info on the site though, so we've lost 45 minutes retrying check in online. The plane itself was definetely not renovated for quite some time (the interior). Not too comfy seats, but had worse. Boarding was a bit unusual - they're splitting the passengeres to maaaaaany groups - military, no carry-on luggage, disabled, with kids, with carry on to put under the plane, first class and finally the regulars... Not sure if that actually speeds up the process, seems officious.."
Pros: "Excellent service all around -- from baggage check and pre-boarding process to inflight delivery and early arrival. I also loved departing from terminal 2. Great job Sun Country!"
Pros: "larger seating. Overall"
Cons: "not enogh professionalism in same crew members"
Pros: "The crew were excellent"
Cons: "The flight was two hours late"
Pros: "Check in a breeze and staff friendly in Phoenix"
Cons: "Staff not as friendly in MN"
Pros: "Crew was very friendly and helpful and the flight was smooth and relaxing"
Pros: "I requested two drinks during beverage service and was pleased to get them both, plus extra napkins to keep it from sliding on my tray. The staff was kind and professional. I got a window seat despite my not being able to choose my seat in advance of my flight due to my booking through a third party."
Cons: "My seat was in the back row and didn't recline. The landing had turbulence that made me nauseated. They had video players you could rent for entertainment, but nothing was free including the food. We didn't even get peanuts."
Pros: "I accidentally left an item on the plane -- your staff found it and returned my call. We have arranged for me to have it FedX'ed back and I am so very grateful. Very caring and responsive folk."
Pros: "Great Crew! Cordial & pleasant. Have never had a bad experience flying Sun Country. Have had many national, international flights with this airline and have never been disappointed; although the seat bottoms could be a bit more comfortable. But all in all, can't be beat for service and pricing"
Pros: "The boarbing was easy and fast."
Cons: "Some of us pay for our luggage and we still have to wait for all them people to load there over size bags and wait to get off the plane while they get all there luggage. I thing the people without all that luggage should get off the plane first. The people that bring all there luggage on the plane should be the people that have to pay for luggage."
Pros: "Boarding time was good. I was able to upgrade to first class at a good rate."
Pros: "The airline was very helpful, the flight attendant were friendly and they heled me get another flight when I thought the 19th was Wednesday. So had to rebook a flight on Thursday after missing my flight on Tuesday. Great airline!!!!!!"
Cons: "The crew was not very friendly."
Pros: "The crew, and cabin crew were excellent!"
Cons: "Really bumpy ride! Not their fault!"
Cons: "I booked this flight almost 3 months early and still was not able to sit with my travelling companion. I do not wish to pay extra for preferred seating, but think it's unreasonable not to be able to choose seats at the time of booking or during online check-in the day before. The gate representative informed us that there were lots of seats available and would reassign us neighboring seats, but did not do it after all. Very disappointing. Also, I asked for an aisle seat due to having claustrophobia and he did not accommodate that request either."
Cons: "Kayak does not direct sun country customers to select seats when booking - at 24 hour checking it is too late to select seats making it impossible to get a boarding pass in advance"
Pros: "It was fast"
Cons: "If you forget to check in 24hrs early you're screwed. No good seats left"
Pros: "Left on time, arrived on time"
Cons: "Even though we checked in and had our boarding passes, we had to wait an hour for Frontier’s bag drop. Fortunately there wa s a minimal wait at the security checkpoint, so we still made our flight... barely."
Cons: "After paying for the flight. We had to pay to get seats guaranteed next to each other. And the charges for everything including a ridiculous amount for a can or soda or water and a snack."
Cons: "Crew not that friendly. When boarding first flight attendant seemed annoyed that I asked her about my seat. ** there is a fee for about everything on frontier. I would rather pay additional for the tickets on other airlines because the process to check in luggage, get to the gate, and have the Benicia of not being charged for every little thing is WORTH IT. You end up paying more to fly frontier by the time you are done paying for the extras. I prefer the one stop shop. Convenient and no drama."
Cons: "baggage issue paid for personal item frontier web site confusion"
Cons: "We sat on the tarmac in DSM for an hour!!!"
Cons: "Was not aware of the cost to carry on a bag or pre assign general seats. Would avoid flying Frontier in the future unless no other options were available."
Pros: "I arrived to my destinations on time....that is all."
Cons: "The whole negative experience started with having to pay for my carry on. Yes, this was my fault for not knowing or expecting the extra $45 each way for my carry on. Water was not given during the three hour flight - you pay for all refreshments! The planes feel like a budget experience with cheap fold down trays and arm rests that slam down making lots of noise, and there is very little foom under the seat to put a small bag. My same small back pack that fits under other airlines seats wasn't even close to going under forcing me to straddle for the the entire flight. I will NOT use Frontier again. The airline feels like Alligeant that costs much less. I'll stick with Southwest!"
Pros: "Everyone was friendly, courteous, and professional."
Cons: "No warning of carry-on charges."
Cons: "Tight seating not well padded. Crew very pleasant"
Pros: "The check in Gal was great."
Cons: "Everything else."
Pros: "I didn't like anything except for getting to my destination in one piece."
Cons: "I will never fly Frontier again. The stewardess on the first leg of the trip was very rude to the people seated in front of me. They were unorganized and they nickel and dime you to death. who makes you pay for your seat? Frontier. They emailed me five thousand emails about checking in after I checked in. They want to charge you three dollars for a soda. It is not customer service. Having a survey for customer happiness is stupid when they aren't working to make the customer happy. It has become evident that airlines do not care about their customers anymore. I mean if you are going to make us pay for everything then at least be polite. And on the return flight we had to sit for a half hour and wait while they moved another plane that was occupying out gate."
Cons: "Every time they delay in flight this is happened 20 days before on same flight"
Cons: "Hidden Fees, thankfully we could afford the extra $20/seat. On the first leg of the flight it was 100 degrees in the cabin, and there were NO beverages available at all. We were told there would be a 5 minute wait on the tarmac before unloading...we've been here for 45 minutes with no end in sight."
Pros: "Fast flight, nice crew."
Cons: "Extra for luggage, charging for water, 4 hour delay."
Cons: "Paying for a carry on bag"
Pros: "On time, stewardess fine. Pilot fine."
Cons: "All drinks and snacks had to be purchased. It seems when a ticket is over $300 each, (or at least mine was) that a complimentary soda or pretzels would be a little thing and appreciated.)"
Cons: "Delay and Carry-luggage is charged"
Pros: "Very friendly crews. I wasn't troubled with checking the size of my carry on. Very roomy middle seats. Above average for the competitive prices they offer as long as you don't pay any additional for carry on or checked bags."
Cons: "Seats don't recline, no complimentary beverage service. Storage room under seat is very small and if your bag will not fit rules are you must pay for your carry on."
Pros: "Friendly staff, large plane, cheap fare. I researched all the potential additional fees before my flight. Do your homework. It was a cheap, direct flight at a good time. I chose not to have a carry on, and I packed snacks for myself."
Pros: "Forewarned is forearmed. The last time I flew Frontier with my husband we swore never again after we got socked with an unexpected charge for carry-on baggage. Since we drove up for an emergency and I needed to fly home to accommodate my work schedule I had to bite my tongue and get the cheapest fare. Having only my purse as my traveling companion was a plus and I brought my own food, which was the envy of many on the plane. I would never use them to travel for a real vacation, but if you have to go in a pinch and can leave everything behind they are CHEAP enough to get the job done."
Cons: "The flight was booked to capacity, the idea of comfort with the seats is a fantasy as none of the seats move and are molded into the most uncomfortable position. If its for a short flight maybe you can brass it out otherwise do yourself a favor and pay the extra money for a better seat. Nothing is free, so bring your own snacks and drinks. Nuff said."
Pros: "I liked the direct flight from chi. To Az. The one thing I didn't like was that we didn't get a cup of coffee on our return trip home, just on the way there."
Cons: "The extraneous fees for CARRY ON bags"
Pros: "it was cheap, minus all the add on fees"
Cons: "most uncomfortable seats ever in the history of flying, no free anything... not even water? how is that even legal?"
Pros: "Your baggage policy is ridiculous and i might add a regressive fee inherently unfair. A single mother of 6 traveling to her mothers funeral will be hit harder by this than a business traveler. Many of us on the lower end of the income scale carry on to save what can be used on groceries pr heat. Yoir counter staff are also peremptory and rude. I will now factor these additional costs into your supposed fares you sjow online. Likely i will find other airlines are actually better deals. do you really think uoir cusyomers ste thos stupid? We know ur showing low fares and making it up w fees!"
Cons: "seat fee; carry-on bag fee. When I buy tickets, I should have the right to know what my full cost will be, Sorry, I Am not an experienced flyer, but all the unknown add-on charges will make me loo a lot closer at ticket pricing on my next trip."
Cons: "Flight was delayed with no communication. Bag was lost, took them three days to find it and get it back to me. Didn't offer to reimburse me for the $30 I spent to check the bag. Had to call to get updates on the status of the bag, which they never had any information. Not to mention them trying to push their credit card on you during the whole flight."
Pros: "Certainly the airline knew it was going to be a busy week but I have never seen greater chaos in the Denver airport. That being said I was able to find someone who said she could be fired but was able to get me a boarding pass even though it was an hour before the flight left and all I had was brief case with me. For that I am thankful. Next time I will print a boarding pass prior to going to the airport"
Cons: "it took 45 minutes for my bag to come out"
Cons: "Crew was condescending and rude. There were young adults in a group around me and my companion, who also look young, and the way the flight attendant spoke to us about technology was rude."
Pros: "it was clean."
Cons: "PAID $40 per carry-on - which I have seen "free/included" on other airlines. Every seat selection had a price $11-$16, including standard seating. On the flight, I had a $2 soda pop, as it was not included. In other words, every possible step or choice has a price. If Frontier comes on top of KAYAK, please read details and ADD UP THE COSTS. After the above 3 items, I DID NOT SAVE with Frontier and should have chosen another airline."
Pros: "Even though there was a ton of cancellations and delays from the day before due to Chicago weather, we had no problems with leaving on time and even arrived at our destination early. Flight crew was pleasant. Too bad TSA security took forever. They must have been short of help. Only one person checking tickets & ID's and only 1 lane for the scanners. Wtf? Good thing we got to airport early or we'd miss our flight."
Pros: "Boarding and arrival were right on time."
Cons: "No complementary drink or snack on the flight. Baggage fees were much higher than industry average."
Cons: "that there is a no refund policy and to change a flight i get penalized plus have top pay the difference of the new ticket its a gangsters dream and what are big corporations freaking gangsters pretty much."
Pros: "That Frontier gave me a $100 gift certificate for waiting for 5 hours."
Cons: "Waiting. We had a five-hour delay."
Pros: "Airport boarding and wait time"
Cons: "Extra charges for a soda and carry on bag charge. Also online registration was not helpful like other airlines and hard to understand. Also you should not have to pay extra for a seat that is rediculas only an upgrade should be charged not a standard seat. Will probably not fly with this airline again or recommend them because of the extra charges."
Pros: "Staff were nice"
Cons: "Paid $85 for my 2 pieces of luggage - what a trap!"
Pros: "The second flight was on time."
Cons: "The first flight (6:25am) was cancelled, supposedly, due to "mechanical" problems. I'm calling horse-hockey on that, because there were a lot of empty/available seats when I was checking in the night before. I was at the airport at 5am, and learned of the cancellation (rescheduled to 1:35pm) at the kiosk. The seat on the Airbus jet was the most uncomfortable imaginable. OK leg room, but absolutely no cushioning. The flight home was the most uncomfortable flight I've ever had....and it was only 2.5 hours."
Cons: "Don't be fooled! Their flights seem cheap, until you take the flight and they charge you for every little thing- checked bags ($25 each), carry on bag($$35!!), seat ($16, and no, there are NO FREE seats. They even charge you for a soda on the flight- no complimentary soda/juice). By the time it was all said and done, it would have been cheaper to take almost any other airline."
Cons: "Flight was cancelled due to mechanical reasons and no alternative was provided."
Pros: "Everything went well."
Pros: "The seats were clean."
Cons: "The ticket counter did not open until 1 hour before my flight was supposed to board. Although I knew my flight was delayed, the agent at the counter said nothing. Additionally they charge for everything, from your bag to water on the flight. The price is cheap, but not worth the hustle or inconvenience."
Pros: "I don't like your new seats on the plane. Way too small."
Pros: "Flight was on time"
Pros: "We arrived 30 mins before scheduled time"
Cons: "Stuartest were rude and mean. We sat on the plane for 1 hr before they took off. They had an issue with a door censor and while they fixed it the entired plane smelled burnt. This smelled persisted until we took off. It was scary to even fly in the same airplane. Next time i will pay more money and feel more securw and confident in the plane."
Pros: "The boarding process was really good and the crew was really helpful with helping me with my luggage and finding the seat"
Cons: "The comfort of the plane I couldn't recline my seat the book light didn't work"
Cons: "First of all, they charged me to check into my flight. My $131 ticket turned into $183 and I hadn't even checked in for the way back. Not only did I have to pay for a seat at check in, but I had to pay $40 to brin a carry on!!!! So what the heck did my ticket pay for?!?! Once I choked down the extra $53, I went to the gate and the flight was cancelled. The gate attendant offered a refund or to put me on a flight the next day. He wouldn't look at other airlines for me. The only nice thing they did was make the refund process easy on the phone, since I had to leave the terminal to find another ticket counter to help me. I will not be flying frontier. Ever."
Cons: "After nickel and diming to make the ticket price higher than other flights, the flight itself was delayed for more than 7 hours. Don use this cheap, poorly managed airline."
Pros: "Very smooth and I didn't get sick yeah. Also it was 1/2 hour early - bonus"
Pros: "Everyone says they paid for a carry on."
Pros: "New planes. Friendly staff"
Cons: "Seats did not recline. Seats were very hard. Baggage fees were just so high. 45$ for a carry on."
Pros: "Despite the delay the flight attendant really was accommodating and did the best To make everyone feel okay about it."
Pros: "Low class travel. Flight attendants were entertaining as they tried to quiet a customer that was loud the entire flight. "Don't worry we won't drag you off the flight like United Airlines would-but we need you to quiet down. Shhhhhhhh!""
Cons: "Pathetic to charge someone to carry on bags. No note about these fees at online booking. Gate agent told me it would cost insignificantly less to purchase carry on bag online-then wasn't able to tell me how to do so online."
Pros: "I selected my seat when I checked in and to my surprise, I had the entire row to myself. This was great cause I'm a bigger girl and the seats are VERY close together and small. I actually felt bad for the other passengers that were crammed in like sardines."
Cons: "I really had no complaints that could be corrected... turbulence was pretty bad but with the weather conditions, that was to be expected."
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 DETAILS : Mr INAM Rabbani. FLIGHT NO NK541 CONFIRMSTION CODE : PHFHKE DATED : 25 FEB, 2017 Please refund my US DOLLAR 55, charged for my bag through my Citibank card. Cards code : 715. Please also give me compensation for giving me mental agony."
Cons: "I was travelling from Atlanta to Tampa on 25thfebrury 2017. The birding cards were issued. First it was announced several times the flight was delayed. Finally the flight was cancelled. I paid US 55 for the My only bag. The amount has so far not refunded in my account. My fight number was NK541. Confirmation code is PHFHKE. My name is Inam Rabbani. Please refund my money into my account."
Pros: "flight was fine, crew was great and no issues."
Cons: "flight kept getting delayed and then would be pushed up."
Pros: "Short flight"
Cons: "Staff seemed stressed and rarely smiled. I did not get my luggage for a day. I would like to request my $25 I paid to put my luggage on the plane!!!"
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!!!!!"
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: "all enjoyable"
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"
Cons: "Nickel and dime you to death with add-on fees."
Cons: "The waiting for the flight about 6 hours . Not happy at all. And changing of hours I received like 5 emails with different hours. Not happy at all."
Pros: "Nothing on this flight was even remotely to what I would call satisfactory. Nor redeeming."
Cons: "This time of year was spent more so in airports waiting for delays and dealing with bad weather and LACK of contingency plans to get THIS flight replaced since this worthless cheap company didn't offer a replacement within 24 hours of this CANCELLED flight. The problem with an airline is not about the price it's about dealing with customers who are STRANDED during the holidays. I had an international flight on the 31st to get back abroad where I study. It was upsetting the lack of service to get my flight rescheduled, it was highly unprofessional how they didn't have a rational solution to get back on the 29th of december. I wish this site, would take over and help us rebook our flight. The problem with our service from Spirit was they would reimburse both flights, but then I would have to go to an airport would be taking a risk to not get a flight when driving 1-5 hours to airports around throwing away valuable time. They said they would give a $50 voucher for a reduction in another flight, but this is NOT at all enough to compensate for the stress I (and my family) were put through. This is the worst experience with an airline I have ever had used. I would not EVER recommend this to anyone flying."
Pros: "Late leaving. Late arriving. But flight was good"
Pros: "Cancelled flight, would not even help with another booking. Added costs at every turn. Had to go back to ticketing to get a refund. All on a Merry Christmas eve. I don't blame them for things out of their control, but common courtesy, some help in a new booking and something more than a short announcement (no help on next flights, other airlines ANYTHING) would have been nice within their ability.Never again with these folks."
Pros: "I feel that this area needs some help .....leaving a person in a wheelchair for 15 mins.. I just got up and walked afterwaiting for the delay in Detroit was not a happy camper with my pain things are harder"
Pros: "Good price for 1 weeks notice 200.00 My nephew informed me about the extras so I was prepared. The only thing you got me for extra was a seat , no baggage and I don't drink"
Cons: "A 1/2 hr late but not bad considering Christmas time"
Cons: "Just really unorganized. I don't complain much but honestly I would rather spend a couple $100 more to fly a different airline. They get you from point a to point b just expect a lot of delays. Don't fly this airline if you want to be on time for anything. Seats are really uncomfortable."
Cons: "if the plane had not been an hour late, this Spirit flight would have rated "OKAY". first time with them, and they lived up to their "a la carte" rep. i am sure i am not the first person to joke about this, but i was shocked that i didn't have to slip a fiver into a slot in order to use the toilet. with all the add-ons, there is absolutely no benefit price-wise to flying with them. if you are carrying one small item, traveling alone, not in a hurry, i bet you'd love 'em. but any normal adult would feel cramped/gouged/abused. what a weird business model - folksy/hip/sarcastic ad copy that jokes about the lousy treatment you can expect to receive. such is the new economy."
Pros: "Same as above"
Cons: "Same as above"
Cons: "Flights were delayed. Spirit lost our luggage after they forced us to pay over $100.00 for baggage expenses. My bride and I had medications, gifts and clothes needed for this holiday trip, Since this incident, we had to cancel plans and spend additional money, This is completely unacceptable. We will be looking into filing complaints with the federal trade commission, the attorney general, better business bureau to name a few."
Cons: "Both of my flights were delayed. Neither flight updated the departure time but instead left everyone waiting at the gate without any information about what was happening. The spirit staff we're rude and didn't seem to care for their guests concerns. My connecting flight in Atlanta didn't have the accurate gate listed on the airport's departing flight screen. To top things off my luggage was lost and I haven't received it yet. I will not be flying with spirit again, and I'm terrified to see what is in store for my flight home."
Pros: "This is the only Spirit flight I've ever been on during which I was not extraordinarily uncomfortable. This is because I paid $35 extra for the roomy seats up front."
Cons: "I dislike being advertised to in general, and particularly by force, as is the case with the MUCH too long credit card pitch at the end of the flight. It's frankly outrageous that Spirit would use its employees and the too-loud-to-ignore PA announcement loudspeakers to push a credit card, or any other product, to a forced-captive audience."
Pros: "The lady told me she couldn't give me a boarding pass because I had to check in 45 prior to flight take off. I was there 40 min prior. :/"
Pros: "My seatbelt was broken and they came very quickly to fix it before we could take off. Flight was quite rough due to turbulence but obviously that was not the fault of the pilot."
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: "My flight was delayed. Then once we were seated and the door was closed we sat on the runway for at least 35 min."
Cons: "My flight was delayed. Then once we were seated and the door was closed we sat on the runway for at least 35 min. I also find it ridiculous that in order to pick any seat even if it's in the back of the plane ..u have to pay additionally."
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: "Had been over 10 years since I've flown anywhere. Found everything to be pretty adequate. Got a round trip, non stop flight for a very reasonable price, so that was nice."
Cons: "Everything was exta cost."
Cons: "You have to sign up for their membership to check in before the flight, and the seat selection is $10 per, the carry-on bag is $45. Better to fly with an airline that's up-front about their fees, or better, just includes them."
Cons: "Paying for a seat No music"
Pros: "PEOPLE WERE VERY NICE"
Cons: "BAG FEES"
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: "The flight was reasonably cheap. No delay, actually arrived early."
Cons: "The seats are tight and non-reclining. All of us had trouble with our ears painfully hurting in flight not just on ascent or descent. Bad cabin pressure I presume. No frills I get but at least use the standard 50lbs weight not 40lbs. Another way to get you in the pocket. Then they determined it by all bags, not one by one. Rip off."
Pros: "The only thing I liked was the non stop routing. Opposition is mostly with a change. But the seats are terrible (I am tall) and the over head binds are very dangerous. (I am tall and have a scar to support the poor, old fashioned overhead bins."
Cons: "The attendants seem to have a competion going for "who can butcher the announcements by speaking rapidly and harshly. It added to the sophomoric attitude thought."
Cons: "Staff was rude and unpleasant."
Pros: "Good seats"
Cons: "No food or water without a price! No snacks!"
Cons: "What we thought was a good price for tickets became a "baited" offer. When we tried to select our seats online AND at the airport kiosk it was going to be an additional $15, $20 or $25 charge. Second, there was a charge for all menu times. Third, the seats would not recline and were very stiff. However, there was a lot of leg space."