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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Helpful crew. Arrived early."
Cons: "Plane was cold. Entertainment system didn't navigate very easily and choices seemed fairly limited on this (older?) plane."
Cons: "On time flight"
Pros: "Plane was clean & modern"
Cons: "More leg room"
Cons: "No leg room"
Pros: "Very orderly."
Pros: "The cree"
Cons: "The stupid boarding pricesd"
Pros: "My travel was booked by a third party, so they selected a flight with a 37 minute layover. We left LAX ~30+ minutes late, so I less than 5. minutes to make my connection. I'm pretty sure the connecting flight waited for us to make it and the crew on the LAX flight tried to expedite those with VERY short connection off the plane as quickly as possible."
Cons: "SHORT connection times and unspecified delay made for a stressful flight."
Pros: "My upgrade and breakfast were fabulous!"
Pros: "Excellent very good good"
Cons: "Good service good"
Cons: "Hard to get comfortable even in easy comfort but easy comfort is better than typica arats."
Cons: "I felt too cramped in to the plane. Our KLM FLIGHT WAS CANCELLED THE DAY BEFORE THE FLIGHT."
Pros: "on time, clean, prompt. no problem."
Pros: "Friendliness of the staff"
Cons: "No complaints. I wish that the updates on the flight delay were a little clearer, but that's about it."
Pros: "Efficient boarding process and friendly crew. Timely arrival is the good enough for these regional flights. Comfort+ seats are good."
Pros: "Getting to the correct destination."
Cons: "The fact that the lack of knowledge regarding international travel visas by the counter staff and supervisor meant that two days of the vacation were lost. Upon arrival in China the 144 hour travel visa was granted with no problem within minutes, but the U.S. staff was completely befuddled by the possibility. The interrogation was completely stressful and resulted in a reschedule of the original flight and during the second attempt at flying even an email from the U.S. consulate with a link to the Shanghai/Chinese government immigration site was deemed "not official enough". i will be expecting proper compensation. I was once given an $850 travel voucher for voluntarily giving up my seat, and was flown first class to Hawaii, given 4 star accomodation and then flown first class on to China within 48 hours. This was an involuntary bump from our chosen flight time, all because of a lack of knowledge about current visa regulations and international law on the part of the check in staff. We have been loyal Delta users for over 15 years, and this was the biggest blunder ever. Also humiliating and extremely frustrating, stressful and a big problem with fulfilling our travel plans between son and father."
Pros: "Crew was wonderful"
Cons: "Nothing- good flight, I couldn't sleep but that wasn't your fault"
Pros: "Like the online check in and advanced seat assignment"
Cons: "It's only a 45 min flight so no ptoblems"
Pros: "The Airbus A330 business class seating was more spacious and comfortable than the Boeing 767 I flew to Paris from ATL."
Pros: "The crew was nice"
Cons: "I didn't like the fact that I didn't get my luggage with me when I arrived to casablanca as I lived 4 hours away from the casablanca. I have to come back the next day to get my luggage. I was very mad about it.plus I noticed one of my luggage has been damaged so now I have to buy another one because I can t use it. It was disgusting."
Cons: "Expected a two hour layover, but due to delay I ended up waiting more that 14 hours at the terminal."
Cons: "For some reason I had to get my seat at the gate and waste extra time for it"
Pros: "Flight was quick, crew efficient"
Cons: "Despite having this flight booked for over a month I was not issued a seat until gate check in and had to sit and wait till they figured out their "overbooked" situation. I had to approach the desk four times because they wouldn't give me any indication of what zone I should line up for, and the desk crew were rude. Ended up being the last to board."
Pros: "Long flight but smooth despite delays"
Cons: "Delayed by 2.5 hours."
Cons: "Long lines trying to resolve delayed flights. Ni weather issues reported."
Pros: "Everything was great from the check in process to the de-planing in Detroit. When we checked in at SLC the agent used my last name, which showed me the extra mile Delta staff will go to make the travel with them professional and curious. The flight left on time and when we arrived in Detroit our bags were already there waiting for us. Couldn't have asked for more!"
Cons: "Nothing at all"
Pros: "Window seat"
Pros: "Short flight 21 min"
Cons: "Held on plane in Kzo awaiting clearance from Detroit . Kzo airport was great, clean, friendly."
Pros: "Crew was helpful, plane was clean and food is decent"
Cons: "Have to request wheelchair service twice as the receiving staff handing the wheelchair to another company for departure staff. Only one counter handles wheelchair request at each leg. They are so strict with liquids that all baby foods had to put in a separate bin and we had to go to another security point for clearance. It took 2.5 hours to go through all that, that is with wheelchair priority! Boarding was horrible at the gate."
Pros: "Boarding was good with plenty of room in overhead bin for my bag. Flight attendants were friendly and efficient and did a very good job. Flight was smooth and we even arrived a few minutes early. plenty of water and snacks offered during flight. Free television and Fox was a delight. N"
Cons: "Nothing this flight."
Cons: "Flight was late arriving to George Town due to mechanical trouble. when it did arrive and we got boarded there was another 15 minute delay for more mechanical trouble. There were no meals available for purchase on the plane as they had only stocked the flight for one leg of the trip and not the return leg. We were told at check in that we would have to pick our bags up in Detroit before getting on our connection to Toronto. In fact they were actually checked through. Due to the delays we missed our connection in Detroit. The Delta Agent was rude and did not want to give us a hotel voucher. She also said the next flight she could book us in was 24hrs later. She was unwilling to book us on an earlier flight with a different carrier. After we got her supervisor involved we were given a hotel and booked on an early flight the next day. I would not fly Delta again if I had the choice."
Pros: "Frequent updates by text and email. Pleasant and helpful agent in DTW . Hotel voucher given because of Gold level. Wyndham convenient"
Cons: "Left over 2 hours late, missed connection. No meal voucher in DTW"
Cons: "Waiting in plane for two hour, it got hot and stuff cuz they had to turn of air to defrost plane and was thirsty."
Pros: "The service on the plane was very nice, the woman flight attendant was great. The drinks definitely helped get my through the deafening flight."
Cons: "I was not aware of how loud the last row on the plane would be, for two hours we had to listen to the roar of a jet engine, it would be nice if there was ear plugs we could be provided for this. Or if we were made aware of this before the flight started."
Pros: "Flight took off on time and arrived about 30 minutes early."
Pros: "Boarded on time, service was pleasant."
Cons: "Departed a few minutes late due to need for mechanical attention."
Pros: "It was cancelled"
Pros: "The flight itself was nice. Boarding was easy, airplane was on time, staff was lovely."
Cons: "They tried to sell us credit cards. They literally walked down the isle with applications for a Delta American Express. I can't believe that's not against some kind of regulation."
Pros: "...the fact that they got us on the plane and back to GRR even though the connecting flight from BWI was delayed and there was little time to make that last flight out of DTW..."
Pros: "Arrived safely Last minute upgrade to first class because people decided not to go due to long delay"
Cons: "4+ hour delay Mechanical issue Sent a different plane but not quick on the turnaround and no staff upon arrival to operate jetbridge"
Pros: "The staff was awesome throughout the entire experience."
Cons: "Some of the carry on people try to bring on board is way too big"
Pros: "There is no rating selection for not applicable under entertainment, unless your asking about watching other passengers."
Cons: "Leg room was awful, and flights left late for no reason."
Cons: "Waiting at PDX for hours and being ignored by Delta."
Pros: "There was no entertainment and the flight served a small snack and drinks due to the shortness of the flight. So the marks in those two areas reflect more the shortness of the flight than Delta services. I liked the pre-flight tickets and the timeliness of all four flights."
Cons: "The plane was a little small."
Pros: "On time. Arrived 30 mins early. New plane."
Cons: "Middle seat. Very crowded, could hardly work on my laptop. Food was not great. Had a turkey roll. Opt to pay for the $10 sandwich at the airport."
Cons: "Crew was nice, however the flight get was 2 hours late, then a gate change and no explanation why late. Once on the runway, again back. Not a good experience overall."
Pros: "He crew was very nice!"
Cons: "Both flights were delayed and there were too many problems at the Columbus airport!"
Cons: "The woman working the desk at the gate was rude and acted as though it was an inconvenience to help. I needed a seat assignment for this flight as well as the flight from Detroit to Elmira . She first snapped that the seat assignments were on a television screen overhead then told just to use the seat request form to board and it would print a seat assignment . When I tried to explain I needed an assignment for the next flight also she again snapped st me saying do you have an hour or more. I responded "no only 40 minutes "at which time she asked my name and printed me a boarding pass for that flight. From the time she finally asked my name and printed the boarding pass it took about 10 seconds so I'm not sure what was so inconvenient . She never smiled once and gave no response to my thank you . There were no other passengers behind me so she was not busy. I always fly Delta and have always found their staff to be helpful and polite."
Pros: "Arrived early with great service which is most important when flying."
Cons: "Entertainment was not on par with competitors like Delta, especially on a long flight. Movies depended on downloading the gogo app before you boarded which most were not aware of until we were airborne."
Pros: "The most cramped seats ever"
Pros: "Everything was ok."
Cons: "very little service"
Pros: "Not a thing"
Cons: "I wish these airlines would remember that people on the place are PEOPLE. After multiple delays, including one where we sat on a hot plane for over an hour, they did very little to make us comfortable. There's a reason why AA sits right next to United in terms of poor customer experiences"
Pros: "The crew was helpful and fast in turning plane over."
Cons: "Flight delayed from 1015 pm departure to 1135pm, so I had to making my arrival at 1am. Hard are the person picking me up. Despite the fact that they moved my flight they closed the Aa lounge at 10 and kick you out, even though they moved my flight"
Cons: "Not BA's fault, but I didn't like the long flight. I liked the pillow and blanket provided."
Pros: "Entertainment and meals"
Cons: "Crew could of been friendlier"
Pros: "The movies were great. Staff wonderful, accommodating."
Cons: "I absolutely hated the flight from pdx to Minnesota. Plane felt unsafe, smelly & generally scary."
Cons: "The big delay (almost 4 hours) makes me loose my trip to Canada on the same day."
Pros: "Very efficient crew. Pleasant enough"
Cons: "Bumpy flight, obviously not something that could be helped (tho the pilot came on and said he was hoping to find a smoother altitude, greatly appreciate him trying!)"
Cons: "Holding pattern over Dallas for 45 minutes."
Pros: "The in flight entertainment was perfect, new, and relevant. I also had an empty seat between myself and another passenger so my legs weren't as cramped."
Pros: "Ticket agents at all airports were helpful and very considerate."
Cons: "We were not able to print our boarding passes the day before as expected per the website and purchase docs for the tickets, despite providing passport numbers (several times) and Global Entry registrations. Had to go to a ticket desk at first departure and third departure points to have them printed, with no explanations given. Also not allowed to choose our seats for the third leg. Food was barely edible. Paid extra for roomier seats on one leg, making it more comfortable, but were extremely tight on another leg which had many empty seats scattered throughout the cabin. Cabin attendants seemed more interested in pushing items that generated revenue than providing the ones that came with the ticket (which is never cheap to begin with)."
Pros: "It was very smooth once we were able to take off!"
Cons: "We were delayed in the plane almost an hour with no cool air. They had technical problems."
Cons: "They wouldn't allow me to check my bag at the main gate so I had to go through security and check it at the boarding gate. Souvenirs were confiscated because the bag couldn't be check sooner. Then they tagged my bag with the wrong name and destination. It was 48 hours later before I got my bag."
Pros: "The crew is caring and attentive. AA is upgrading all their planes and the individual monitors so you can watch and/or listen to any entertainment you wants. Plane left on time and arrive early, making transfer less stressful."
Pros: "Comfort, convienience. Great service. Will fly again."
Pros: "Everything was great. Slept the entire flight."
Pros: "The switch up w amaerican air Can't find flight for check in no one is on the phone over night. Finally figured out the prob. Did like amer air And all the shuttling. Chaos"
Pros: "Comfortable seats"
Cons: "Lack of entertainment and no free WiFi. Also food choice was not the greatest"
Pros: "The flight attendants were super nice. The flight went smoothly."
Cons: "Let's get some tvs on the backs of the seats!"
Cons: "I used to fly with American Airlines a lot more and every time the staff somehow finds a way to be rude and ruin my day so I try to avoid this airline. On this particular flight it was the very rude asian flight attendant that really set the mood. The attitude of the staff really makes or breaks the experience and it seems like American Airlines doesnt care about the quality of thier employees"
Cons: "Delayed three separate times, American Airlines employees were rude when asked why the flight kept getting delayed. Arrived 3 hours later than expected."
Pros: "Pretty comfortable"
Cons: "We were waiting for 6 hours then our flight got cancelled. We got another flight which is in the second day !! And I am going back to MIAMI on Sunday 7:00 am . What a bad airlines!!"
Cons: "Flight from Ny to Detroit was delayed for 2 hrs. Coming back was worse after multiple delays, they cancelled the flight. they put me on a flight for next day with 2 connections which will reach ny almost 20 hrs later, no aplogises, no hotel room. After more calls put me in another United flight later that night which also finally got cancelled. I had to book a new flight with delta and paid $460 on the spot for that. Still awaiting my refund from American for the return leg which was cancelled and left a lady traveling alone stranded at Detroit airport in the night. Apology or compensation -- forget it, you will never get that! Only now if they can refund my cancelled flight..."
Pros: "I like that they had a TV show showing at no extra cost"
Cons: "The seats were so uncomfortable, I've been on planes before but after an hours I couldn't get comfortable at all."
Pros: "From getting called stupid by Linda B in the phl airport bc I used the first class check-in computers vs the regular ones, then she says "what you can't spell"? After I asked for her name, what a horrible overall experience from American airline s. Won't ever fly your airline again. I'll pay more money to avoid your company.."
Cons: "Zero entertainment on flighta out to weSr coast. Plane was very hot during red eye coming back."
Cons: "Ticket agent would not let me pay for up grade was first flight for me to fly with my wife she sat in first class while I was at the back of the plane!! And there was a seat available for me in first class he just wouldn't let me have it I would not recommend American to any one"
Pros: "Finally getting to my final destination and out of DFW."
Cons: "The flight was originally scheduled to take off at 8:20 pm, but due to several delays did not end up getting off the ground until after 11 pm. After being in the air for about 45 minutes we were informed that there were issues with the engine and that we would be turning around and heading back to Dallas. By this point it was after midnight, and although I was appreciative that safely is a priority, there was no communication as to what the next steps were. After landing we were finally told that we would have to deplane, and after we sat around the gate for awhile we were informed that the flight would be delayed until 5 am. Being 12:50 am at this point a hotel would have been nice, but we were informed that AA was "out of hotels" but that if we wanted we could have a $12 food voucher to use at the one restaurant that was open several terminals over. The AA employee assisting in handing out the food vouchers seemed extremely unapologetic about the situation which didn't help with the frustration everyone was feeling. I will not be booking with AA again, and will be passing along my negative experience to family and friends. It is worth spending the extra money on a ticket for an airline that is more reliable with better customer service."
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: "Numerous delays and disappointments. Two delays before boarding. Another long delay after boarding waiting for paperwork to be completed. Long taxi period. Waited over half hour for baggage claim conveyor to start rolling."
Pros: "We arrived safely"
Cons: "Delay disorganized staff that was not friendly or helpful lost luggage"
Pros: "The in flight attendants were very helpful. They never got upset with anyone when I got walked passed my seat while boarding and had traffic backed up while boarding.Such a pleasant flight. I would rather fly American Airlines than spirit, United."
Cons: "The only thing I can say I didn't like was the vents did not blow the air condition hard enough. .."
Cons: "Plane out dated . It was sad. Tinny seats. And again they boarded all group 1 at once. And all of group 2 at once. Should of done by so many seats\rows. It was horrible. I wouldn't fly American again. Unless I won a trip"
Cons: "The only reason for the one star, is that there was no entertainment or did on the flight. So those categories didn't apply. For me, in my flight experience, it's to get to where i need to be and not to be entertained. Food and drinks aren't needed, I can get that when i get to my destination."
Cons: "Flight was delayed"
Pros: "The flight, attendants, timeliness"
Cons: "Unable to check in unless paying extra for only available seats. At DFW was scolded for nit checkibg in sooner and was assigned "the last seat" because of overbooking. Same today trying to check in JAN to DFW. Must pay extra or wait untill get to airport.Reserved months ago. Assign seat upon reservation!"
Pros: "Friendly staff, great service, and how since it was a night flight the lights were off."
Cons: "There was nothing I didnt like"
Pros: "Went smoothly including tsa"
Cons: "Flights aalways toi close together. 1st flight arrived early and still just made boarding for second flight"
Pros: "Always too cramped. I wish I never had to get on another plane."
Pros: "Newer equipment improved overhead space."
Cons: "American Airlines suffers from the affliction affecting most USA airlines in that the space assigned to their customers is just "too small" to be comfortable. Seats were too small, even in "main cabin extra.""
Cons: "Very cramped and no WiFi or any type of movie or entertainment available"
Pros: "The ease of boarding"
Cons: "Nearly being bumped off the flight. A tight, uncomfortable seating space."
Cons: "Delay, seats very uncomfortable"
Cons: "The lady at the ticket counter was very rude and not helpful at all. Never flown American before. We're told to get our seats at the counter. She was very unhelpful!!"
Pros: "i am missing all my clothes and I have another person things in my suitcase."
Cons: "The flight was supposed to have onboard food for purchase. The pilot even announced it would come around after the beverage cart. The only reason I got anything to eat all day was because my connecting flight was an hour late."
Cons: "Uncomfortable flight - rough air. Could use entertainment as I couldn't find a place to plug in my headset."
Cons: "Bad smell"
Pros: "Aircraft well laid out."
Cons: "Full flight snd everyone seemed to have a carry on bag.."
Cons: "Awful flight attendants. They all hate their jobs."
Cons: "Middle seat but not that bad in the end. Nice people on both sides. Still i booked 7 months out and wasn’t able to get a window or aisle."
Pros: "The pasta dinner in economy was quite good even by airline food standards. Flight attendants very good, very positive attitudes, which always makes for a better flight experience."
Cons: "The United boarding system sucks.....unless you have $$$$."
Pros: "When we were checking in, the personal service from staff was outstanding."
Pros: "It was an ok flight i guess but there was no good free in flight entertainment."
Pros: "It was fine."
Pros: "Good service."
Cons: "The website is pretty bad, not user friendly. Took several times for things to take, and was a frustrating experience. Luftansa's website. Not United."
Pros: "the price of the flight was the best part of the deal"
Cons: "have to pay for movies, and no good selection of snacks on flight."
Pros: "Got everything we needed."
Cons: "No complaints."
Cons: "Waited until boarding to give me a seat"
Pros: "I boooked through Kayak based on recommendations fron Rick Steves. When I tried to check in the night before, I was told I wasn't on the flights I had booked. Turns out SAS had switched me to a later flight without any notice. It took hours on the night I was readying yo leave for a three-week trip to find out what had happened. At best, I would have found out the next day at the airport and waited an extra three hours. Not the big fun! At worst, who knows? Would someone have been able to figure it out in time? Huge run-around!"
Cons: "See above. Also no vegetarian meal offerings."
Cons: "We had to check our hand luggage and be charged EUR120.00 We should have been aware of this before we obtained the boarding pass..."
Pros: "Appreciated the boarding style, more organized crowds"
Cons: "Seats are getting too small, not enough room for elbows"
Cons: "Had to circle 3 time before landing due to air traffic."
Pros: "United transfer me to Alaska Airlines because there was delay that would impacted my layover.. So they gave me non stop with Alaska. I'm pleased with their service!"
Pros: "Plenty of personal space. this first leg was actually quite pleasant I would give this leg a 4.5"
Cons: "The spicy snack was awful, I needed water, it took a while to get to me."
Pros: "No delays."
Cons: "No complaints."
Cons: "I would like to see free movies added to the flight like American Airlines have."
Pros: "Nice smooth flight"
Pros: "Nice terminal"
Cons: "United is chronically late"
Cons: "Didn't even get to fly they canceled all my flights with no resolutions"
Pros: "Everyone was very helpful, always smiling and super nice. I was having a rough, long day and not looking forward to any of it. They really helped me get through it!"
Cons: "No free snacks, I could've used some pretzels"
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "The space between seat was better than the long haul United light from Houston to Tokyo. The piloting was smooth for take off and landing. The flight was on time."
Pros: "Crew members very kind. Loved my seat"
Pros: "Too much delays in getting on and off flights. Both legs were delayed for long periods. Had to hassle way through to avoid missing connection. Gate info for 2nd leg was not available until 15 minutes prior to boarding; compounded with delay."
Cons: "Over a hour and a half late leaving portland"
Pros: "Wish there was complimentary snacks ie peanuts or crackers"
Pros: "The flight from the Denver leg to Des Moines was great. The crew was exceptionally friendly, especially the stewardess. I really loved taking the smaller plane into Des Moines. It made the boarding and deboarding go very quickly. In the future when traveling to destinations outside of a major hub, I will look for flights with smaller planes. It was an incredibly pleasant flight experience."
Pros: "Seating was good."
Pros: "Everything was great."
Cons: "Food got a poor rating because there was no food service on either flight. You might think about creating another column with N/A (not applicable) as a heading. Entertainment got a mediocre rating simply because I didn't indulge. I might have been tempted more if I could have seen a price somewhere for the entertainment. I was very hesitant to just start swiping without knowing what I was getting myself in to."
Pros: "Although I only got a water, other people were ordering, but the older flight attendant was not at all personable and was very impolite. Being a chef, I would never give poor quality customer service as he did. My flight attendants from DEN to TYS was much more personable and made the flight much more enjoyable."
Cons: "This is the second time my flight was canceled due to maintenence and I had to fly out the next day not the same day."
Cons: "It was cancelled... I waited in line at the airport for over two hours and on hold on the phone for another two to have my flight changed. The new flight was not direct, and got me in to Chicago almost 24 hours late. Both of my rebooked flights were delayed."
Cons: "United Customer Service was terrible on the plane. The gate agent messed up out seat assignments and put 2 of us in the same seat and then a airline attendant on the plane was so rude and condescending to the few of us on the plane about the seat confusion that again was not the passengers fault but United. I am trying to track down her name to file a formal complaint. She made a remark that was disrespectful to people not being able to "read" correctly, she was very rude. Also on our return flight it is not showing our seat assignments. Very poor experience with United. I will go back to Alaska and SW airlines before choosing them again."
Cons: "Weather related, complete cancellation! Rebooking was beyond a nightmare & new flight was 36 hours later!"
Pros: "Seats were fairly supportive and felt good on my back."
Cons: "Seat pitach was horrible. Row in front was basically in you face before they reclined. Paying extra for in seat entertainment was not appreciated (and not done)."
Pros: "No crew so we waited for two hours for one to arrive."
Pros: "even though i was leaving under difficult circumstances, the flight attendant kept us smiling. the service was very amazing and i couldn't have asked for a better flight"
Pros: "Comfort on time."
Pros: "I LOVED the crew. So kind and helpful!"
Cons: "I didn't like how crammed the Seats were and how loud it was in the back row. My mistake."
Pros: "Aircraft was clean, seats were comfortable."
Cons: "No tv to watch."
Cons: "WiFi did not work."
Pros: "Ended up on a direct flight to Detroit on another airline."
Pros: "What did I like? Getting off the plane."
Cons: "The seating space is cramped beyond belief. Once wedged into your seat, you can hardly move or even shift positions. (This is a health risk - not moving on long flights increases the likelihood of blood clots) The new seats are noticeably thinner than older models, and the only "recline" about 3". Which is to say, they don't recline. If they had reclined, the seat in front of me would have run into my knees which were pressed against the seatback (I'm 6') and it is not an exaggeration to say there is NO room to move my knees, not even to spread my legs. The experience was akin to being tied to a post. Thankfully this was a short flight - every minute of it was miserable."
Cons: "No food or entertainment."
Pros: "There was plenty of TV to watch, even though it was a redeye and nobody was really watching it."
Cons: "Attendants were largely unpleasant, and so were the pilots! When I stepped off the plane in Newark, I coughed into my hand and the pilot told me "not to spread that to everyone." A rude welcome back home."
Pros: "Easy to find gate"
Cons: "Had to wait forever so people wouldn't miss the flight during an already midnight flight"
Cons: "Bring back the TVs"
Cons: "Notices of the delayed flight ahead of time -- no notice was given until the original time of departure, when there was no plane in sight, so everyone was standing around wondering what was going on."
Cons: "My fiancé and I have both had awful experiences with Frontier. Both of us have had so many issues with our flights being delayed with no real explanation, apology, or compensation for our inconvenience. This most recent time I was supposed to get to my destination by 8 am and didn’t end up getting in until after 6 pm. The time before I was delayed for 12 hours before they finally decided to cancel the flight. You REALLY cannot expect anything. It’s a cheap flight and absolutely nothing more. You also get charged for every tiny little thing- including your carry on. My fiancé and I have never completely written off an entire company before but we will truly never fly Frontier again. I’d rather pay double the price to fly with a different airline than save a couple dollars and fly with Frontier. Good riddance."
Pros: "The flight from San Diego to Denver was great, the members of the crew were very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "The flight from Denver to Detroit was extremely late causing a huge delay in the entire process. Once we finally got ready to takeoff, we had to pull in yet again because there were passengers on the plan that weren't scheduled to go to Detroit.. all of these problems are somewhat understandable, but the crew FAILED TO EMPATHIZE WITH US AT ALL. They even made smart remarks about people going to the bathroom when we pulled back in... I feel some of them acted extremely unprofessional and I truly never want to fly with this company again."
Cons: "I had to pay additional for any seat I selected. I also had to pay $40 for a carry-on luggage. They offered no snack or beverages. It was ridiculous ! Makes me appreciate Southwest airlines By the time I purchase my seat and paid for One carry-on I was out another $108. Seems like false advertising"
Cons: "Had to wait for over an hour after landing in Denver before deboarding. more worth it for short trips where you wouldn't have to pay for a carry on, with carry on costs you might as well go for an airline with better service and higher levels of comfort. It got the job done!"
Pros: "Whole flight"
Cons: "Everything it was great"
Pros: "For a budget airline, the seats were more spacious and much cleaner than the budget competition. On board plane crew was fantastic."
Cons: "Plane was delayed and little to no information was given at the gate that there was a delay, nor an expected time of departure. Only info was in the form of an email, which was sent after the plane left. Ridiculous!"
Pros: "All good."
Cons: "Nothing was below an excellent"
Pros: "Price, knee room"
Cons: "Separate pricing for carry -on luggage, playing games with seat availability"
Cons: "The disorganization checking one check bag. I arrived in plenty of time. Very long line to check the bag (no skycab available). Majority of people in line arrived with only a short time before their flight and had to be rushed ahead of me to get to their flight on time. I finally arrived to the front of the line after about 45 minutes and 50% of the people behind me were on flights leaving in 30 minutes or less and had to go ahead of my husband and I. They obviously did not arrive with the advised amount of time allowance. It wasn't my fault I arrived with plenty of time and I had to deal with the verbal abuse from people having to go ahead. Maybe if they missed their flight, next time they would arrive earlier with enough time. It sure wasn't a very pleasant experience at all."
Cons: "Everything. Frontier is the worst airline I've ever traveled on. Even worse than United somehow!"
Pros: "the ticket was the cheapest."
Cons: "-$30 (at least) for ONE carry-on. Some people had a personal item only. I then noticed that at boarding, the attendent didn't seem to be checking people's ticket and wether or not they had a carry-on. ಠ_ಠ -When you check-in online, they make it look like you have to pay for your actual seat. ($13-30) I was shocked. However, I realized later that if you scroll down all the way, there's a "skip" option. Turns out, you're paying to reserve a seat, versus them automatically picking one for you later. ಠ_ಠ I was a little upset when I realized this. -my tray table was the size of an ipad mini -they've shaved a few inches off of everything, so it was a tight fit. -everything but water costs money. Soda is 1.99 for an 8 oz can. -no tv, no headphone jack in the arm rest."
Cons: "The portland-denver flights are NEVER on time. I will never be booking with frontier again."
Pros: "Flight left on time and great customer service ."
Cons: "It's ridiculous that you have to pay 40$ both ways for a carryon, your airline advertised a cheaper flight but with hidden fees. Will never fly again."
Pros: "When it was over"
Cons: "Even though the ticket is cheap, you have to pay outrageous prices for literally everything else. You have to pay to reserve a seat (any seat) otherwise they can separate your family on the plane. You have to pay for drinks (even water) no matter how long your flight. You don't get a free carry on bag and if you don't book the bag before you get to the airport it can cost you north of 45$ to check it. The accommodations themselves were not great. The chairs have no cushioning, don't recline, are so close together that I couldn't cross my legs, and the tray table is 4 inches wide and couldn't even hold my laptop. The flight attendants on both flights were extremely rude and ran into me with the drink cart twice. One of the flight attendants when asked if the AC would be turned on since the flight was pretty warm asked if the woman wasn't just having hot flashes. She was upset tingly abrasive. The flight was delayed on the Tarmac for over an hour because the team couldn't load the baggage on the flight. The flight team didn't give us any explanation of the delay beyond that, they didn't update is on the expected time delay and they never apologized for the delay. When we did finally get going the flight crew was very rude with asking people to sit back down. Worst of all was that after all of that they lost my luggage. Despite a 2 hour layover and 1 hour delay at the gate specifically because they weren't done loading the luggage Frontier couldn't manage to get my luggage from gate 42 to gate 44... The whole experience was awful. I would never fly with them again no matter how cheap the ticket."
Cons: "Expensive bag fees and $2 for a soda"
Pros: "Price and non-stop flight"
Cons: "On a 5 hour flight the drink/food cart was offered only once. On overnight flight the seats did not recline and 2/3 reading lights did not function in my row so I could not read. VERY uncomfortable 4.5 hours."
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."
Cons: "Seats are extremely uncomfortable. I was hurting even if my flight was only 3 hours. I was dreading the return flight. Seats don't lean back either."
Pros: "Super cheap flight ! Seats firm but comfortable."
Cons: "Nothing to read Seats don't recline No drinks unless you pay Delay first leg, luckily Frontier had a 4 hour layover on my trip When "checking in", it was confusing about paying for seats"
Cons: "Worst seats I've ever been on."
Pros: "Not much except for the fare"
Cons: "My husband has had two back surgeries within 3 months and has trouble walking. NO ONE would help us with a wheelchair. Kept saying they were too busy. We had to walk and and were almost the last to board due to the time it took him to get there. It was terrible service and those who saw him and turned us down should be ashamed."
Cons: "Horrible turbulence the worst I have ever experienced"
Pros: "They delayed the flight bye 4 hours and lost my baggage!! This was a single flight, no changes or layovers."
Pros: "Frontier was wonderful again. On time, great service, great price!"
Cons: "I payed for a carry-on and a checked-in costing $85, but after I paid, the person at the counter said I didn't have to pay for the carry-on."
Pros: "The check in procedure was quick and minimized the wait time in line. there was no notice on the web site that said there was a charge for a carry-on bag.was not charged for a bag on my outgoing trip."
Cons: "was told that I had to pay a bag fee on the return leg of my trip and was made to check my carry-on size bag.At 4 AM I just wanted to get home.It seems ridiculous to charge for a carry-on bag.Paying for snacks is a pain but they will let you take aboard your own stuff."
Pros: "Friendly service"
Cons: "It was all good :-)"
Pros: "Pilot did good job and enjoyed the flight"
Cons: "Flights were cancelled due to ice in Detroit which is understandable, but Frontier couldn't rebook my flight until three days later! I am much wiser now as I realize that only one flight per day in and out of Detroit can really have a negative impact on one's travel schedule. The money I spent over those 3 days far exceeded the ticket price of other carriers."
Pros: "on Time."
Cons: "Check in by computer 24 hours in advance did not work. The guy in front of me at the check in line had the same problem."
Pros: "Staff and flight were just fine. Those seats? They're horrible and uncomfortable. Greyhound bus seats would be more comfortable ."
Pros: "Seats are like sitting in a folding chair it was miserable on a 3.5 hour flighr"
Cons: "7 hour delay with no compensation. Shitty service all around will never ever fly Frontier again"
Pros: "Clean, comfortable plane. Pleasant and polite staff."
Cons: "When I checked in I had to pay for my seat - minimum $13 up to $35. I did not see an opt out option. Checked bag is $35 which isn't great but is reasonable. Carry on bag is $40 and "more at the airport" - are you kidding me!? One personal item is allowed but if it doesn't fit entirely under the seat you will be charge a fee "greater than $40" to change it to a carry on. My personal item did not fit and I was not charged for a carry on. Personally I would be very upset if I had paid for a carry on and seen people like me get around this. No free snacks or drink on the flight either. Frontier needs to be more transparent with their pricing and take a lesson from an airline like Alaska that gives free beer and wine on their flights. Their website is very difficult to use on an iPhone and the only option is to print the boarding pass - not to email it or add it to passbook. I do not have a printer so I had to download the frontier app in order to avoid printing at the airport. It is clear that Frontier Airlines is pushing the bounds of "calculated misery""
Pros: "Price of flight"
Cons: "Everything else."
Pros: "The seats were comfortable and the crew very friendly."
Cons: "The seats did not recline. All food was overpriced including water. I had prepaid for a suitcase, but they refunded to me when I tried to check in online so had to pay $40 instead of $30 when at the counter."
Pros: "Efficient, timely and smooth"
Cons: "So many seats"
Pros: "Price was reasonable"
Cons: "Smaller seats, they didn't recline"
Pros: "Extra legroom with stretch seats was nice."
Cons: "The first few overhead bins were reserved for the 1st row, and so while I was in the 2nd row and boarded quickly, I had to go back several rows to stow my bags, along with many other people. This created a domino effect which greatly slowed down deplaning at the end of the flight. Row numbers and seat positions were also poorly identified, leading to some confusion among a number of passengers."
Cons: "I will never fly them again. Absolutely rediulous they charge for everything. Do not take cash.. And on top if it, made everyone wait to board an already delayed flight so a flight attendant could stand in as long line to get food. I understand they need to eat, but it was ridiculous. Will never fly them again."
Cons: "I had a terrible experience from Denver to Detroit today. Our flight to denver was delayed and thats understandable because of weather, but the flight to detroit was extremely uncomfortable. I sat in the window seat and could barely move to get my laptop out and once I got it out to do some work I couldn't even see my screen or have a place to set it. I ride coach on a monthly basis and I have never had this issue. Not only was i suffocating because of lack of space, but the temperature was outrageously hot. The second I got off that plane I seriously thought of never booking with Frontier again."
Pros: "Prices look low but..."
Cons: "You have to pay extra for everything and the overall quality is poor. Even the flight crew joked you should fly Southwest to get a better experience at a lower price."
Pros: "Crew was fine, smooth flight"
Cons: "The announcement for the credit card was annoying. The seats don't recline. Didn't read the fine print and was surprised that I had to pay for the carry-on. Not much space under the seats. Reminded me of flying Spirit Air"
Pros: "boarded on time"
Cons: "have to pay for all snacks"
Pros: "Got home on time"
Cons: "No room, no reclining seats. Board the plane and the staff was short"
Pros: "Crew's attention to passengers doesn't reflect the profiteering, corporate feeling of their luggage and food policies."
Cons: "Frontier claims that its flights are cheaper, that it offers a more convenient airline. Nope: when passengers are allowed one carry-one and are charged exorbitantly for another, or when passengers are charged even for a soda or juice or tiny snack, I don't perceive the flight as cheaper than, say, United. I'm not getting surprised by extra prices again."
Cons: "After leaving for the 2.5 hour drive to the airport that was extended due to traffic I arrived 40 minutes before the flight but that isn't good enough. I did online check in and paid for the bag check in but they can't be a t the front desk to take the luggage. They shut that down 45 minutes before the flight because customer service is not allowed on their airline. And after making sure early enough I could have made it wasn't good enough they don't have a way to get me to mybdestination for another two days....and they wanted to charge me to go from Portland to San fransisco to take that flight that left the same tome as mine...so now they can't even use common sense..."
Cons: "By the time you pay for all the "extras" it's no bargain."
Pros: "Nothing made me happy about this, or any of the other flights I had with Spirit on this trip"
Cons: "The additional charges when picking a seat on the flight. This should have been part of the cost of booking a flight"
Pros: "cheap flight"
Cons: "you have to pay for everything from seating to baggage to food"
Pros: "Boarding was easy and left on time"
Cons: "Charging for water"
Pros: "The flight attendants were very friendly and plane left on time and got to our destination slightly early. The fight was really smooth"
Cons: "They charge extra for everything. They charge you to book your seat, they charge you for any kind of bags (carry on or luggage), They charge you to check in at the desk. They charge you for refreshments on the plane. Seats are very uncomfortable."
Cons: "I was told that I could bring my carry-on on the plane for no extra fee and when I arrived at the airport I was told that my bag would have to be an extra $69. If Spirit has a different policy for carry-on than other airlines they should let that be known in advance. I even reached out and called the airline in advance because this was my first time flying Spirit and I wanted to make sure everything would be set."
Cons: "Didn't like the extreme added on expenses. $57 for a checked bag to Seattle. No seat reservation fee going to Seattle. On the return $47 for a checked bag. Had to reserve a seat for the return. The fee started at $18 the website went down and upon getting back online the seat reservation fee increased from $18 to $20 in a matter of 1-2 minutes"
Pros: "I am glad that our flight did not get cancelled or deleayed"
Cons: "just awful!"
Cons: "After paying $50 for my checked piece of luggage, Spirit employees decided to leave it in Atlanta. I was offered nothing to make it right, except that they would deliver it to me once it arrived the next day. Probably the last time I fly Spirit."
Pros: "The service was great. I needed assistance with a wheelchair and the people who helped me were wonderful ✈️"
Cons: "The 4 hour delay but I realize that sometimes things happen beyond our control"
Pros: "Spirit usually is my go to airline for quick trips. I love the airline and the price is unmatched"
Cons: "I hated that you guys delayed the flight. Then cancelled it and I couldn't get put on the later flight without paying $120. It was infuriating. I was flying to a funeral and there were no other options but to pay money to make it in time for the service then next afternoon. I would have liked to have credit for my next spirit ticket or something because it was a lot to deal with on the way to a funeral."
Pros: "Got in early despite a few minute delay boarding."
Cons: "Charges for everything. $55 for a carry-on bag? Come on (fortunately, I had only a small backpack so I didn't have to pay that)! Extra charges if you want a non-random seat. Bullying at the gate ("If you haven't paid the $55 for your carry-on bags by boarding, I'm gonna charge you $100!!!"). Seats seemed even more cramped than usual. I found the whole experience pretty unpleasant and will generally avoid Spirit."
Pros: "The crew was very friendly and helpful"
Pros: "Flight was smooth quick and on time and I got a good price"
Pros: "it was a smooth flightback no problems at all"
Pros: "Spirit Airlines fools folks with low fares and then gouges wallets with baggage fees. I was disappointed with the SA representative at LGA who was rude and inflexible when I realized that I had not printed out my boarding pass. He made me go to the back of the line after waiting through a long, pre-holiday check in line. Enforcing the rules is one thing, but he was rude and unkind. Flight was left/arrived on time."
Pros: "Good flight on time. I fly a lot - exceptional soft landing. Personable, helpful crew."
Cons: "Due to Fox car rental triple charging my VISA I was instructed to speak to a manager when I returned my rental car. Knowing this would take more time, I arrived 30 minutes earlier to discuss the matter. It wasn't an easy fix. As a result, I arrived at McCarren Airport to check my bag at 10:55 p.m. for an 11:30 p.m. flight. I was told I was to late and would have to take the next flight to Detroit, which wasn't until 8:15 a.m. I pleaded and offered to take my luggage to the plane and carry it to the baggage workers, but it was to no avail. I was booked for the 8:15 a.m. flight to Detroit. I was very disappointed to be informed that it would cost me $99.00 to make the change."
Pros: "My flight experience up to PDX was slightly better than the last time I flew Spirit, which gave me hope that they had improved as a low cost airline."
Cons: "My train was late getting to the airport so the flight had closed when i arrived. Even though I wasn't checking a bag they still wouldn't let me check in. They offered me the same flight the next day for an extra $100. I turned it down since I found a flight the same day for $78 on American (and decidedly a better flight experience)."
Pros: "The only thing I enjoyed was the economy class seating which gave a little more leg room, however the seats don't recline."
Cons: "I flew from Philly to Las Vegas and then Las Vegas to Atlanta to Philly on the way back. Each time the flights were delayed due to the previous connecting flights inability to be on time. At the airport the gate staff did not give updates for the airline departure. Once aboard the aircraft, the flight crew were loudly carrying on for the entire flight giving little regard for those around them especially since one flight was a redeye flight. I will not be flying this airline again."
Pros: "I had more leg room than I thought I would. Also the window seats were nice. My personal item fit nicely under the seat in front of me too. Flight attendants were wonderful!"
Cons: "A bottle of water cost $3! Come on man :-/"
Pros: "Crew was pleasant and helpful."
Cons: "The extra charges to actually use the ticket came to more than the flight."
Cons: "I'm surprise they don't charge for the oxygen in the plane. Every move it's charge including water."
Pros: "Only thing that I liked about this flight was the price I paid but after the last minute purchase of my carry on, it came to what I'd pay on another airline with more accommodations, comfortable seats that recline & no charge"
Cons: "Seats were extremely uncomfortable & tight without any recline. Charged for just a glass of water which is ridiculous ."
Cons: "We waited over 1 1/2 hours in line to just check our bags. It was terrible, no organization., we were there almost three hours early and just made our flight. No excuse for this needed more staff period or staff that could work a little faster. Someone even gave a staffer money to get her moved up in line. No acceptable."
Pros: "Snacks and liquor options were great! The menu was easy to read."
Cons: "No onboard entertainment such as TVs."
Cons: "The crew on the flight home was unprofessional as all get out. They threatened to kick 6 drunks off the plane before we left Las Vegas for being belligerent, loud, and obnoxious and then the crew proceeded to sell and serve them more alcohol. The crew sat back and did nothing while one drunk passenger antagonized another passenger and his girlfriend nearly the entire flight."
Cons: "-I'd rather pay more upfront than sit thought a 7hrour flight that doesn't even offer complimentary water to its passengers. -lacking reclining seats"
Pros: "I selected random seating and got the 2nd row. Lots of leg room but the sides of the seat were quit constricting"
Cons: "The lga terminal is terrible, a.c was extremely poor, not enough seating, food options are terrible, and communication from the actual gate was worse. It's tucked away in the corner and there wasn't enough seating so I had to sit in another section therefore I could never hear any announcements, even though I gather there weren't many made even with an hour plus delay. Also, I am 6 months pregnant and travel quit a bit for work. It amazes me how flight attendants do not offer to assist with putting up my luggage. I never willingly chose spirit as my airline, I will do anything in my power to fly another but it just so happens this week was drastically cheaper so I had to select your airline and I am definitely not willing to do so again"
Pros: "that I eventually got to my destination"
Cons: "Everything else"
Pros: "The seat was comfortable for an airplane seat and no one sat in the middle seat in my row."
Cons: "Having to wait in line to pay to check a bag, as well as pay to carry on, and then having to wait in a line wrapping around the door in order to give the agent my checked bag was inefficient. I'm not sure if it was a Spirit process or a FLL airport process, but I have to imagine a lot of people missed their flights because of it."
Cons: "You should watch the video of the employee harassing a customer on the flight we took. Flight was scheduled to depart at 5:19 we left at 8:45. Apparently the plane was too hot. No communication. Rude employees. No apology. Just horrible. Never again. I only booked this because I had to get to an important event that night at 8 and there were no other flights. Missed the event and had horrible service. Just perfect. First and last timeI will ever fly spirit."
Pros: "The crew on board the plane was nice, gave updates and the plane itself was clean"
Cons: "The experience at the gate was the worst example of customer service I have ever had. The flight was delayed for 3 hours but no one was updating us on anything. The crew was very rude and extremely unprofessional. I'd rather pay the extra money for good service."
Pros: "Everything from the moment we arrived at ticketing/baggage check-in until we hit the ground at home - everything went well. The plane crew were cordial and efficient; the captain even knew how to deliver the right message in a good tone."
Cons: "After playing the game and being overcharged for a carry-on (paid for something I was allowed) and having to pay more for a real seat the flight was delayed multiple times and I had to book on another airline (and pay the premium) to get to Detroit. Then it took them 30 minutes to round up my bag making me almost miss the other flight. I won't fly Spirit again"
Cons: "This airline charges for everything, the seats are uncomfortable, the tray tables were tiny and dirty, the flight attendants have no idea what is going on, they push the spirit credit card (about a 15 minute pitch over the intercom), we had a five hour layover when other flights were available, and it was only a few dollars cheaper than other airlines. I will never fly with Spirit again."
Cons: "My flight was cancelled and no alternatives were given. The experience was terrible ad staff was not helpful."
Pros: "TAKE OFF WAS SMOOTH"
Cons: "LANDING WAS ROUGH AND SUDDEN, HEAVY FOOT ON THE BRAKES"
Cons: "I travel very light to be charged a significant amount of money to put something in the overhead compartment is ridiculous"
Cons: "- flight was repeatedly delayed - customer service via phone was horrible - different flight times posted in various places (email alerts didn't correspond to flight status online) - everything on the flight, even pretzels or water or juice, cost money - too many hidden costs - everything was expensive & poorly organized - this is my last time traveling with spirit"
Pros: "Nothing really. Uncomfortable, small seats, not smooth flying."
Cons: "My suitcase that cost $80 got broken and I am very upset and would like something done about it. It was the one that was put under the plane. The zipper is now broken and it's all tore up and I am not happy and will no longer fly with spirit unless anything is done to resolve this matter."
Cons: "Spirit cancelled my flight."
Pros: "The crew got us home earlier"
Cons: "We got earlier to the gate but no gate to pull the plane in. Then the wait for luggage was terrible. At 12:30am at night to wait 40 min with children is terrible."
Pros: "The gate agent was very short and snippy at 5:30 am. So, that kind of makes everyone else in a bad mood. Too bad, because nobody was really awake and was looking forward going to the cold North. She could have made it a more pleasant boarding time..."
Pros: "nice flight, crew was very kind"
Cons: "This flight was nice, but the way Spirit did me for my not flight down will make me never to fly Spirit again. Very disappointed with this Airlines and the way I was treated."
Pros: "Getting safely to my destination."
Cons: "Checking in, boarding, and above all paying $50 for a 1 way carry-on bag. So, I learned at boarding that I paid it for just one wsy, the return flight actually. The Spirit Airline website is aweful!"
Cons: "You have to pay for everything. there aren't even complimentary drinks. The marketing is, "no bundling, no bamboozling." Then they offer bundles in the same pamphlet for purchasing drinks in food? Makes no sense."