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  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $146 or less one-way and $198 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from Portland to Sacramento was found 68 days before departure, on average.
  • Book at least 4 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be May, June and July. The cheapest month to fly is January.
  • Morning departure is around 15% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
  • If nursing mothers need to breastfeed their baby or pump their milk as soon as they deplane at the Sacramento International Airport (SMF) and desire some privacy, they can take advantage of a Nursing Room provided in Terminal B. This room has a chair, table, sink, changing pads, and a power outlet for a breast pump.
  • The Portland International Airport (PDX) is happy to offer areas where children can play as they wait for their plane. This is also a great place for parents to relax. One of these play areas is before the D/E security checkpoint and the other is at gate C17.
  • PDX provides therapy dogs throughout the airport in order to comfort anxious, upset, confused, or bereaved passengers. The dogs are retired Guide Dogs for the Blind and wear gray DoveLewis vests. Their handlers are trained in seeking and helping people in stressful situations. Passengers are very much welcome to cuddle and pet these dogs.
  • If you have some time before you catch your flight from PDX to SMF, stop in at the Hollywood Theater in Concourse C in PDX. This theater is free of charge and has 22 seats. It's open 24h, and it shows short films made by Oregon filmmakers. Each film is no more than 10min.
  • If you want to stay at a hotel near PDX the night before your flight to Sacramento, there are some comfortable nearby hotels that offer free airport shuttles, such as the Ramada by Wyndham Portland Airport, the Red Lion Hotel Portland Airport, and the Howard Johnson by Wyndham Portland Airport.
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Alaska AirlinesOverall score based on 29420 reviews
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Overall a comfortable flight that was on time. Friendly and helpful flight attendants.

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Overall a comfortable flight that was on time. Friendly and helpful flight attendants.

Pros: "Friendly professional crew"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "The flight attendants were cool"
Cons: "Lady who accepted boarding passes was rude, seats were snug"
Pros: "I like the new regional jets. Super good experience overall."
Cons: "Limited options of entertainment for a 10.5 hour flight. I was happy that I downloaded a lot of content on my devices before my trip. Everything on the flight had a purchase option but got rather spendy to get headphones, entertainment, additional food & drink."
Pros: "Flight was ok."
Cons: "They took away our seats and then gave us new ones but we were separated. My son is 2 and I was t able to sit with him and my wife."
Cons: "N/a"
Cons: "I was in 1st class and they ran out of breakfast options."
Cons: "Crying baby and turbulence. Nothing in anyone’s control."
Pros: "This is the worst day of the year to travel. Hundreds of people waiting to catch flights to Seattle, which were delayed with no news of when they might fly. Alaska Airlines staff had way too to handle, but still found time to help a disabled person/passenger in need. Thank you."
Cons: "TSA had no time to help a disabled person, rather abruptly sending me from line to line to line, because I was disqualified from going through walk-through a certain scanner. Then was un-necessarilly angry with me for putting my Kindle on top of my laptop, to go through the scanner. If TSA had given clearer directions, I would have known how to place electronic devices in the plastic tub. Also they took my wallet from me to go through the scanned by itself. As TSA staff pushed belongings down the conveyor, the little dish holding my wallet turned over, credit cards and the like started to fall all over and under the machine. I started to collect my congtents and was told to stay put, and hold out my hands so they could swab my hands for explosives, and to not move while they put the swab in their sensing machine. Makes me want to not fly in the future."
Pros: "I was so impressed with the genuine kindness and caring of the crew."
Pros: "Employees were pleasant, not overcrowded. Plenty of leg room"
Cons: "We were skipped for snacks and I waited for a drink of anything! No entertainment of any kind!"
Cons: "That there wasn’t anyone to meet us at the gate and we had to wait on the plane."
Cons: "Flight was very delayed and delayed multiple times. I wa son the back and ice chips kept falling on me from above my head. Horrible."
Pros: "Didn’t have food or entertainment for a short flight, but boarding and crew were very good."
Pros: "I appreciated the assistance getting to my connecting flight in time. Great service!"
Cons: "Entertainment system 40H not operational. This is not the first time. Overall the plane seemed a little run-down and in need of maintenance. Crew had a “couldn’t care less” attitude about passengers, very unusual in TK flights."
Pros: "Crew was helpful and kind. Would fly it again."
Cons: "Plane small and crowded. Food is a little pricey and they need to offer more than just 2 cookies."
Pros: "The crew is kind and I appreciated their service while flying"
Cons: "For my first time flying with them, you would hope that your luggage makes it to your final destination. Since it didn’t, many plans in Hancock had to be rearranged and my ride has to rearrange her schedule. Not to mention, I had to rearrange my schedule again just to pick it up at the airport the next day."
Pros: "Customer service was great and there is actual legroom in coach!"
Cons: "Our luggage was lost upon our return trip. While helpful, they didn't automatically offer a customer service gesture discount without request. This was mentioned upon disembarking from the jet. However, the claim attendant did not mention it at customer service to my wife. I had to go and mention what was stated by the flight attendant. While waiting again in line, I observed that the customer service person did not mention it to the two families in front of me."
Pros: "Staff is always helpful"
Cons: "seats too tight"
Pros: "Friendly staff with sense of humor. Beverage service even on a very short flight."
Cons: "Nothing."
Cons: "wished the seats leaned back a bit more, especially on a red eye"
Pros: "It was nice and short, pleasant."
Pros: "Boarding and expected part of the flight were fine."
Cons: "Because if weather, were were placed into a holding pattern, then rerouted to Ontario, where we were refueled and then flown back to San Diego. Very little information was passed along. The crew began to get short and frustrated with the passengers."
Pros: "The crew switched planes, which made me feel safer. Besides the delay, it went fine"
Cons: "2 hour delay in Seattle"
Cons: "The seats are small and so are the seatbelts"
Pros: "Staff was nice."
Cons: "We were awakened at 130am for breakfast!!!!!! Who eats in the middle of their sleep."
Pros: "The flights were on time. You get to try a local North West beer or glass of wine. And you can ship a case of wine free."
Pros: "Friendly service and good rates"
Pros: "Relaxing environment"
Cons: "Occasional wafts of restroom smell"
Pros: "Great crew and flight; really made the red eye a pleasant experience. Well done, all!"
Pros: "Love Alaska, generally. Service is great, love that you get perks with their credit card."
Cons: "Our direct flight was canceled the night before (less than 12 hours prior to the flight. Did get rescheduled on an acceptable 1 stop flight plan, but I'm always upset there is never any sort of concession or discount or any sort of compensation for these types of inconveniences. Bad business -- this isn't a knock on Alaska, really, as it's true of all airlines, as far as I know. But it still sucks."
Pros: "On the return trip, I wound up in TSA Pre... which was nice and a bit unexpected."
Pros: "Nice short flight with no turbulence, comfortable temperature made it easy to sleep."
Pros: "How friendly and amazing the staff is"
Cons: "Nothing to complain about"
Pros: "On time, friendly staff, clean aircraft, good boarding process with back rows boarding first."
Pros: "The flight was ok I guess."
Cons: "The TSA people. I am all about the safety but their behavior is rude and unpleasant. They provide a service and people should be treated with respect. If people stop flying then they will have to go back working at McDonald's."
Pros: "flight attendants were good Bording absolute nightmare. gigantic stairs to climb flimsy hand rail terrifying experience--Get rid of the shoddy stairs use sturdy ramps to board Barbara Portland Or."
Pros: "Good beverage choices."
Cons: "Forget the biscotti!"
Pros: "they left my friend behind even though he was there 20 min. before the flight was scheduled to leave."
Pros: "People were nice and made good time on the trip"
Cons: "Wifi was terrible, could not even do basic email work on both my flights to and from Portland. Waste of money and very disappointing. Did not have this issue with Jetblue on my last trip. -sm"
Cons: "My flight was canceled 10 hours before. Alaska didn't give me a reason why my flight got canceled ."
Pros: "Crew was great under bad circumstances...they held their heads up."
Cons: "The crew miscounted the passengers on 3 occasions forcing them to come row by row to confirm our last names twice. This delay caused us to almost miss our window to get to Seattle (which was already delayed by almost 2 hours). Luckily we had a 3 1/2 hour layover or we would have missed our only connection. There was also a communication breakdown between our crew and Seattle, almost causing us to deplane...luckily avoided at the last minute when Seattle changed their minds...ugh. NOT A GOOD EXPERIENCE AT ALL."
Pros: "I loved the complimentary beer."
Pros: "On time departure. Very friendly flight attendants. Anther SMOOTH landing. Good pilots."
Cons: "Loud sound system."
Pros: "All other airlines should take lessons from Alaska Airlines!!"
Pros: "Everything went smoothly. Boarding team were very pleasant and crew as well. Flight was smooth and FAST, we arrived 15 minutes ahead of time. (Portland airport was very easy to maneuver through and staff was helpful too!"
Pros: "Complimentary wine and beer."
Cons: "Didn't board on time but not a big deal."
Pros: "Exit row."
Pros: "Crew and service was amazing"
Cons: "Paid $28 for internet and it didn’t work"
Pros: "Crew AND passengers were great, polite & calm. Seats are kinda squashy, tight. Food was yummy."
Cons: "Don't think you could make general seats more roomy for average sized people? Luggage bins were squashy too."
Pros: "Good services in anticipating our next leg"
Cons: "On time flight"
Pros: "Plane was clean & modern"
Cons: "More leg room"
Pros: "They got me an air sick bag since there were none in the pockets. Bathroom was very clean. Chair had bendy headrests. Didn’t have to check my bag."
Cons: "Very turbulent, seat did not stay reclined. On a redeye flight, this was the key misery-maker. Seat in front was reclined so no possible position to sleep from the middle seat, even for a short person."
Pros: "Seats were comfortable but crowded. Was nice to have the built in screen for entertainment."
Cons: "Did not like being bumped to a flight with a five hour layover in SLC. Travel day was already very long. We booked the flight originally based on the shorter layover of an hour and a half. Seemed very inconsiderate."
Pros: "Crew was great"
Cons: "Hot in the plane and the landing was uncomfortable"
Cons: "Seats did NOT recline, which seems to be a pretty poor planning for a red eye flight."
Cons: "Comfort"
Pros: "Fantastic crew!"
Pros: "Everything A-Z"
Cons: "They sell the headsets for $2!!!!!!"
Pros: "great trip and crew"
Pros: "The pilot, Mr. Howes, I believe, came out and personally thanked everyone for flying Delta. It was a nice touch to see the actual pilot that was flying and me home and that he shared his gratitude. Go DELTA!!"
Pros: "I was moved to an end Seat, as I was in constant leg pain."
Cons: "I was zitting against my Neighbor as the Seats are so narrow."
Pros: "The crew"
Cons: "The turbulence. Poor california git lits of smoke."
Pros: "Flight was quiet and comfortable."
Cons: "Felt claustrophobic after a while because guy in seat next to me was rather large and spilling into my seat"
Pros: "The crew was very helpful and reassuring. I’m not a frequent traveler and they kindness towards my anxiousness stood out."
Cons: "The bumpy air. But you can’t fix that. Lol."
Cons: "I was placed on an earlier flight as soon as I arrived at the Portland airport. The flight was full, there was no room for my bag in the overhead bins. The bag was checked, not to just Seattle but all the way to Venice. Well, surprise, surprise, the bag was lost on the way to Venice. KLM does not allow enough time in Amsterdam for luggage to make a connecting flight."
Pros: "Delta worked with us on rebooking a flight after we messed up. Onboard the staff was incredibly friendly and the free snack selection was decent (even gluten free treats). Boarding was an orderly process."
Pros: "Every Delta employee that we encountered was professional and pleasant"
Pros: "Excellent Service."
Pros: "On time, free beer , good price"
Cons: "No movie, no charging telephone"
Cons: "I will make it my sole purpose to let everyone I know and review this on every site. Kayak messed up our flights so badly and then would not fix them. I spent 4 hours being bounced between airlines and travel sites just to be screwed with for a mistake Kayak made and would not fix. Worst company ever!"
Cons: "For a 3 hour flight no onboard entertainment. Such a let down"
Pros: "Anna from South Africa was funny, and super accomidatinf"
Pros: "Food"
Cons: "Leg room"
Cons: "it stink inside the plane, the seats in front of us were dirty and smelled bad!"
Cons: "Gate attendant was extraordinarily rude"
Pros: "really great service, arrived early, as good as it gets."
Pros: "Crew fantastic"
Pros: "none of it"
Cons: "It was Terrible I will never do it again"
Pros: "Better seats"
Cons: "The seats"
Pros: "Flight arrived early!!"
Pros: "Typical flight, all went well. Special services picked me up at the plane."
Cons: "Condition of the airplane"
Pros: "Great experience"
Pros: "in economy class"
Cons: "very hard seats with not enough legroom."
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: "In-flight entertainment (if you brought a tablet or laptop with you), yummy gluten free pretzels, good flight attendants."
Cons: "A complimentary sandwich would have been nice for a 4 hour flight."
Pros: "accommodating and friendly staff food and drinks were good -I had a layover that was boarding before we had reached the terminal and the staff let me know and guided me about how to get to the other flight and let the other flight crew know so I wouldn't lose my flight. Super appreciative of this. :)"
Cons: "cramped seating warm / poor air circulation super hot in the cabin - this is probably because of Salt Lake City, rather than the plane though."
Pros: "fast efficient and directions are pretty clear tons of delicious food available at PDX to bring plane was comfortable and roomy"
Cons: "long lines through security"
Pros: "Crew"
Cons: "Seating has gotten WAY too tight. Will not do that again ... discomfort, inability to even stretch a little bit caused painful nerve flare?"
Pros: "Crew was wonderful"
Cons: "Nothing- good flight, I couldn't sleep but that wasn't your fault"
Cons: "Overcrowded terminal, last minute gate changes, poor signage and confused staff."
Pros: "Daughter's first flight and the crew really made it a special experience for her."
Pros: "Short flight time"
Cons: "Delayed for 2 hours due flat tire. They should've checked tires before we boarded. Cabinets were almost full. I had a hard time to put my skateboard and backpack in a cabinet. Attendant didn't help out at all! It took over a minute to figure out to fit my stuff in there like Tetris. One passenger was upset that I took his bag out. It was frustrating when attendant didn't help to store my bag."
Pros: "We didnt have food or entertainment because the flight was short."
Cons: "There was nothing that I didn't like."
Cons: "Snacks if possible"
Pros: "Spacious economy seats. Best Landing ever!"
Cons: "Offer a gluten free snack like nuts!"
Pros: "Crew on both our flights were very nice and accommodating."
Cons: "United really seems to have issues with their planes. Problems on Wednesday then again today. On Wednesday we boarded late and pushed people’s flights back because the cleaners didn’t show up at boarding time and at landing time we had to go back up when the prior flight was still on the runway."
Pros: "The crew was kind and entertaining and super helpful"
Pros: "How nice the crew were with all passengers"
Pros: "Good crew, great landing, short flight"
Cons: "The seats are crampy"
Cons: "United's hidden fees"
Cons: "A little late getting started, otherwise OK."
Cons: "Bad smell"
Pros: "Lot of space nice flight professional crews"
Cons: "N/A"
Cons: "Started with waiting in the terminal, only way to get anything to eat is through United self checkout. Bought a veggie burger paid for it then told at the pick up counter they don’t have any. Need to track down a manager to get a refund. He says he issues me a refund but it never came through. Then on the flight WiFi isn’t working, no entertainment on a cross country flight of 6 hours. Not a word mentioned, no credit offered. Was offered credit by delta for the same issue on a flight half the length of time. Super uncomfortable seats. Also no current to charge devices. My friend moved up to a different seat that was empty to try to get power for her phone and told she needs to pay 160$ to sit in that seat even though the plane is half empty. Just really poor experience overall.."
Pros: "Crew was nice and kept up good attitude"
Cons: "Endless delays. No vouchers for food. Icy cold gate towait at."
Cons: "Our flight was changed 6 times and then cancelled- we had to sleep in the airport"
Pros: "Quick and easy flight- not much to say, which is always good news while flying."
Cons: "Small seats."
Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "The disconnect between ticketing and boarding passes between the 2 airlines. We didn't have TSA PRECHK on the boarding passes United gave us in Portland and getting through security was long and tedious."
Cons: "DEN security line was long and slow"
Cons: "Are the seats getting smaller??? And no leg room."
Pros: "EASY"
Pros: "Good service."
Cons: "Plane was too hot and very little room from the seat in front of me to my seat."
Cons: "Both flights were late, seriously late."
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: "The price"
Cons: "The leg room & the service"
Cons: "Paying $25 to check a bag each way just to be able to do early check in on the app. I only had a carry on. Total scam. Shady AF. Also the United entertainment in the app does not work with Bluetooth headphones on an iPhone."
Pros: "Flight was fine and flight attendants were nice. Employees at the gate were less than helpful."
Cons: "United booked too many flights when they knew the destination was limiting arrivals. This delayed our flight by 3 hours. Communication to the travelers was poor and misleading."
Pros: "Smaller plane enhanced comfort"
Cons: "Did not use entertainment app"
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: "The plane was new and clean"
Cons: "The new seats where not very comfortable one crew member was very nice the other two were curt when dealing with the passengers or moving the cart up and down the isle."
Pros: "The sunrise"
Cons: "I was on the wrong side of the plane!"
Pros: "Nice staff"
Cons: "Little delay"
Pros: "Liked that we landed safely and I was treated like a human being not just a seat but the accommodation s were a little under what I expected"
Pros: "Best company"
Pros: "Timing"
Cons: "Seats. Not comfortable at all for long flights."
Pros: "The staff were normal and no complaints."
Cons: "I had to share my seat with the man next to me who continually had his arm and leg in my seat area. It's unfair and obnoxious to pay the same money as somebody else who then takes your already small space. I am not a large person (140lb, 5'7") and I could barely move my arms without bumping one of the people next to me. There's no reason that we should have such limited space."
Pros: "Comfortable seats with plenty legroom."
Cons: "No complaints!"
Pros: "No one smiled or looked like they were happy with a plane full of vacationers"
Cons: "Flight was delayed by over 5 hours with very short notice. With the exception of a $10 food voucher for restaurants that were closed, United did nothing to try to make it right."
Pros: "Nothing, please..."
Cons: "I had a connection flight to San Francisco and then from there to Honolulu and the flight from Portland to SF got delayed 5 times to up to 4 hours late so I would've missed my second flight from SF to HNL. They couldn't do anything about it so they put me on the next available flight, the next MORNING. So I had to go spend a night in a hotel which I had to pay for and wait for the next flight in the morning the next day. Next day the flight got delayed yet again this time little over 2 hours. So I would've missed the flight from San Francisco do Honolulu yet again. This time they managed to find a little later flight and put me on that but still had to wait at the airports for over 8 hours. Super mad about how United works... Had problems with my boss as well because I was supposed to work the next day but they rescheduled my flight for that day. Really not a pleasant experience..."
Pros: "The plane was new"
Cons: "Could not be helped but a delay of a little over an hour."
Pros: "Smooth"
Pros: "Was a nice trip"
Cons: "All was good"
Cons: "Didn't like being delayed for almost 5 hours before we took off other then that it was your average flight"
Cons: "Our seats and boarding passes were given to two other people! How can someone else board a plane with our names on the boarding passes?!"
Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "The flight attendants were great, the in cabin service was perfect, and the blanket provided was a sweet gift"
Cons: "N/A"
Pros: "As above"
Cons: "As above"
Pros: "Everyone was kind and professional."
Cons: "There was one guy helping me with my boarding pass who was rude."
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: "my first time flying with United was exceptional. it is an overall professional airline. from on time seating to a more luxurious cabin my flight from Portland to San Francisco could not have gone better."
Cons: "n/a"
Pros: "It was good to be in Houston for a brief moment!!"
Pros: "Crew moved me because I have a service animal. Then offered the guy they moved compensation for moving him. But not me. Huh."
Cons: "Anything. Everything. Spirit sucks."
Cons: "I did not expect the extra cost. Crazy!"
Pros: "Price was great but felt nickel and dimed a little with the baggage fee and pick a seat fee and... and... and..."
Cons: "Should at least offer water maybe..."
Pros: "Original Flight Cost"
Cons: "One hour delay, no in flight water offered or snacks, and $55 bag check when website was $28. I had one carry on and one piece of small luggage."
Pros: "It was DIRT cheap! I bought a ticket FOUR DAYS in advance from Portland Oregon to Chicago for $200+ change."
Cons: "Hot, low oxygen, CRAMMED in; worst was getting an alert the flight would be two hours late, luckily did online check-in because it was only ONE hour late. Barely made it, and when I called Spirit the robot said it was on time!"
Pros: "The flight attendants were nice."
Cons: "There was no wifi. Seat didn't recline. No screen of any kind to see where you are."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Pay for checked and carry-on luggage, no leg room, pay for everything, in the end this discount flight all charges leveled was more expensive than if I had just picked a better airline to begin with"
Pros: "The staff was amazing"
Cons: "Having to pay for water"
Pros: "New planes"
Cons: "1. Flippant staff - it is not "hip" to be rude 2. We felt hostage on this plane. Not even water is available for free. 3. We ended up paying A LOT more for this flight, which is supposed to be a super economy flight. My bad for not understanding how gosh darn cheap this airline is. Had to pay even for carry on and to even get a seat assignment. Thia is NOT a family friendly airline. 4. Web site is all about bait and switch. When I logged on, initial rates low, then when I signed in, all rates increased."
Cons: "Our plane had to turn around due to technical difficulties which was ok because we made it back safe but the staff handling our rescheduling was clueless. They told us to call a number so we didn't have to wait in line to talk to the counter agent and the person on the phone actually fought with me telling me I had indeed made it to me destination even though I had explained the scenario multiple times and eventually told me he couldn't do anything for me so I waited in line for 3 hours with no answers. Eventually they put us back on the plane we were on earlier."
Pros: "N/A"
Cons: "N/A"
Cons: "We waited boarded on the plane for two houses and missed my shuttle connection."
Cons: "Baggage policy is punitive and no food service unless you pay for it makes it functional but no frills."
Pros: "On time. Trabsparency. Whatever extra charge is clearlyentioned in the website."
Cons: "Seats do not recline. At least drinking water should be free of charge"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Hidden fees, water cost money, you save nothing with the cheap fair"
Pros: "Only the price"
Cons: "Flight was delay and they didn't supply any food"
Cons: "Broken seat"
Cons: "Flight was delayed 3 hours and so I missed the event I was flying to Chicago for. I am so bummed. Complete waste of money."
Cons: "Had to cancel the flight because I was admitted to the hospital emergency on the day of flight with possible colon cancer. I am still in the hospital today, tests said no cancer but a virus infection that is being treated with antibiotics. Should be released in a couple days. Can I reschedule the flight??"
Pros: "First 3 hour delay, called and was disconnected twice"
Cons: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "I didn't like that I had to pay DOUBLE for my baggage which consisted of ONE backpack the size of a carryon. This bag costed almost as much as my ticket. The flight itself was sketchy due to the pilot telling everyone on flight that the plane had an "unexpected error" which delayed one of our flights almost an hour. When the planes landed, it was rougher than any other plane I've been on. Also, my return flight home was CANCELED WITHOUT WARNING. None of the travel agents offer to help find me a new flight home nor did they offer to pay the difference of having to book a NEW TICKET THROUGH A NEW AIRLINE nor offer to help for my UNEXPECTED COST OF HAVING TO STAY IN PORTLAND ANOTHER NIGHT. The agents were rude and not helpful in the least bit. I will NEVER fly Spirit Airlines again."
Cons: "I will never fly with Spirit again. Their tickets are cheap but they make up for that by charging the highest bagging fees I've every paid. If I checked my bag it would be cheaper than carrying it on! Even though I AM THE ONE DOING THE WORK. Every time I fly with Spirit they increase the carry on price. I flew with Alaska last week and there was NO carry on price and $25 for a checked bag. Not to mention the leg room of their seats is minimal, especially for a tall person and their planes just seem old and run down. Their staff obviously HATES working for them. I've witnessed numerous bad attitudes from their flight attendants towards other passengers. I've had someone be overserved alcohol on a Spirt flight and they puked all over me! The flight attendants that overserved the guy barely gave me any towels or anything to clean the vomit off of my purse and legs. The icing on the cake this time for me is that now on top of exorbitant carry on baggage fees they NOW CHARGE $3 FOR A WATER BOTTLE. This airline is a complete joke and they have taken my money for the very last time. Stay away from them if you possibly can."
Cons: "Departing flight was light by 30 minutes and the return flight was delayed by 3.5 hours."
Pros: "Nothing!"
Cons: "My father bought me this plane ticket to go visit my family. Even though he paid for the flight, I was then responsible for paying for my seat and bags for both round trip flights. This airline is best described in one word: ghetto. My flight home was cancelled due to high winds in Las Vegas (which I understand is not the airlines fault). However, the airline did absolutely nothing to accommodate their customers in finding a new way home. When I called customer service to try to find a new flight, the man assisting me was extremely rude and unhelpful and when I asked to speak with his supervisor he hung up on me! Thankfully, Alaska Airlines took care of me and found me a flight to Los Angeles, where I then had to rent a car and drive home to Las Vegas, arriving at 5 in the morning, a 16+ hour day of traveling (which then led to me getting sick and missing 2 days of work). To top it off, spirit airlines then emailed me "we are so sorry, here's a $50 voucher". First of all, what in the hell is $50 going to do???? Second, how about you refund my money for my checked bag and seat on the plane and refund my father his money for the flight that never occurred? Or how about refunding me the $500 i paid in a new flight to LAX and rental car so that I could get home? I am extremely disappointed in spirit airlines and will NEVER use them ever again. And I will make sure to let everyone I know follow the same advice too."
Pros: "While not particularly cramped the Economy class was relatively spacious to other economy class flights."
Cons: "The boarding once I reached my destination - while it was circumstantial, at least for my flight, it was late by an hour. The landing back to my destination was rocky - it felt as if the plane lost its tracks. I want Spirit Airlines to improve and I hope that they will take the feedback well to do so."
Pros: "On time and crew was nice"
Cons: "Seats are small and sort of tight."
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 only thing that worked was the scheduled flight time."
Cons: "Baggage fees are ridiculous, spend the same money and fly a real airline if you add the baggage fee and seat fee. The seats do not recline, maybe they buy seats from the rejects from other airlines. Everything on this airline is a surcharge, with that in mind, if you do travel with Spirit, travel light and buy your clothing at your destination and pack food and drink prior to boarding."
Pros: "Flight crew was great"
Cons: "Unless you're seated in the front of the plane there isn't any leg room! They nickel and dime you for EVERYTHING and I do mean EVERYTHING! They charge for carry-ons! Never have I been on a service that charges more for Carry-ons than checked-in luggage! I mean seriously! Unless you pay $59 for their "Club" luggage is not cheap! Why would I pay for discounts with this airline? No comfort! No entertainment whats so ever! No free beverage! Carry-ons are more expensive! My plane ticket only cost $89! But the luggage fee is $52 EACH WAY! My luggage cost more than the plane ticket its self! Ridiculous! NEVER EVER AM I FLYING WITH SPIRIT! WORST AIRLINE EVER! Avoid!"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Bad customer service , I paid $70 for s bag that didn't say weight limit . Plane delayed twice and was not even offered a courtesy water . $2 for water is ridiculous ."
Pros: "Impossible to check in online without a printer, get with the times. Spirit doesn't participate in TSA PreCheck."
Pros: "2 hrs delayed. Service was terrible."
Cons: "Everything. The entire experience."
Pros: "Lots of leg room"
Pros: "I felt completely ripped off by Spirit Airlines. We paid more than twice what we would have paid to fly almost any other airline once we paid for our checked bag and seat assignments. The plane sounded and felt unsafe and the plane that flew us to Portland from LAX smelled like dirty diapers. I would never fly Spirit again unless they decide that they want to keep their customers and treat them accordingly. Worst travel experience ever!"
Cons: "I felt completely ripped off by Spirit Airlines. We paid more than twice what we would have paid to fly almost any other airline once we paid for our checked bag and seat assignments. The plane sounded and felt unsafe and the plane that flew us to Portland from LAX smelled like dirty diapers. I would never fly Spirit again unless they decide that they want to keep their customers and treat them accordingly. Worst travel experience ever!"
Pros: "The staff and pilot was great"
Cons: "the temperature and hard seats *Also, you should give us a not applicable choice because some of your questions doesn't apply to all flights. I didn't eat, nor was there entertainment on my flight so giving 1 star says I didn't like it, and 5 says I did, but I didn't check either"
Cons: "Seats were tight and uncomfortable... Random seats was unusual and To pay for seats is outrageous..."
Pros: "nothing!"
Cons: "once we got to the airport to check in, Spirit Airlines charges for carry on bags $50.00/ea no food available only water, soda and juice at $3.00. seats had little to no padding, they did not recline, no TV. in the end it was not much cheaper and an awful flight. the pilot dipped and swayed like if we were on a roller coaster."
Cons: "Kayak please do not rep spirit airlines. They charge $55 JUST TO HAVE A CARRY ON sized bag (a purse or laptop "personal item" are free...but don't think of bringing clothes other than the ones u are wearing on your back. Doesn't matter if you check it or carry it on. Very misleading, I'm surprised they are allowed to have this shady policy that is not standard airline practice. The price goes up to $100 if u don't pay your baggage "toll" before you get to the gate..."
Cons: "I could not believe all the hidden charges! I had to pay an extra $41.00 for my checked bag each way...and an extra $50.00 just to bring my violin on board!! I was not charged this extra fee on the outbound flight, so it was very inconsistent. Then, once you get on the plane it is VERY tight seating. Super uncomfortable. And I had paid an extra $15.00 each way to have a better seat. WOW, I really do not like Spirit Airlines at all."
Pros: "The planes were clean."
Cons: "The rows of seats in the rear are too close for an average sized man. I'm 5'9" and my knees touched the seat in front of me. The Spirit pricing model puts all the burden and stress and uncertainty of travel on the traveler. I feel like mistakes could be very expensive. Website makes it impossible to talk to a human if you have questions or need to make changes. Website had a bug where I couldn't make a change without becoming a "member" and getting a login and password.... just what I need another thing to remember. Got errors when I tried just using my trip identifier that implied that the website had problems and that I should try again later."
Pros: "They charge u for everything. Even to talk to them. Bag fees are more then ticket to fly. Never again :( Lesson learned. Unfriendly people who work there tooooooo"
Cons: "They charge u for everything. Even to talk to them. Bag fees are more then ticket to fly. Never again :( Lesson learned. Unfriendly people who work there tooooooo"
Pros: "We never selected our seats (since it's an extra charge to do so) and we ended up with the only seats that were available, which were in business class! So that was a very nice surprise. Really enjoyed the extra leg room especially benig 5'8 and my boyfriend being 6'2."
Cons: "They charge for everything, including a cup of water. But I was expecting that since I had read previous reviews on Spirit. Another thing, they try to get you to sign up for their credit card/airline rewards card. They give a whole badly rehearsed presentation on what a great card it is. Can easily be ignored but still a bit annoying."
Pros: "Fast service on board"
Cons: "Flight delayed, seems Spirit always has delays"
Pros: "Normal stuff was fine"
Cons: "2 hour delay nearly missed a concert"
Cons: "They charged $55 for a carryon, no comp snack or beverage, couldn't check in ahead of time because you can't even sign into the site. I would never fly spirit airlines again!"
Pros: "The quick departure and the low Price of the tix."
Cons: "They charge extra for everything. Also, one of the flight attendants was really rude and the others weren't especially helpful or courteous. Realky."
Cons: "They delayed the flight twice.."
Cons: "I was not told that I would be charged an additional 60 dollars for a carry on bag until I arrived at the Gate to board . My cheap ticket was not so cheap after all."
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "No free drink, extra charges if you want leg room, no pre check in, Spirit sucks"
Pros: "The check in was fast and getting on and ready was quick and easy."
Cons: "I had my blind 8 year old with me. They were so rushed that even when they called purple with disabilities to board that took longer first, they have me a bad time about her. She didn't look blind they said. She had her cane! Come on. It was her first flight. I don't need to argue the fact that she is blind in front if you. What does a blind person look like?"

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