Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Sacramento to Panama City
|August||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 19% drop in price.|
|December||Most popular time to fly with an average 30% increase in price.|
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|$556||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
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Panama has resumed commercial flights.
Panama has temporarily suspended the entry of all travelers who spent 20 days in the UK or in South Africa prior to their journey. Nationals and residents of Panama are exempt from this restriction.
Travelers must complete a "Declaracion Jurada de Salud".
Travelers must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test issued within 48 hours of departure to Panama. Travelers with Laissez-Passer are exempt from testing requirement.
Travelers without a negative COVID-19 PCR-RT test must undertake a test at the airport for USD 50, at their own expense.
Nationals of Panama who have been in the past 20 days in South Africa or United Kingdom are subject to COVID-19 test upon arrival and quarantine.
It is now possible to transit Panama. Transit travelers will need to have a confirmed onward flight and will not be allowed to leave the airport. They may also need to take a COVID-19 test and receive a negative result to be able to fly. Travelers should check the requirements for the country of final destination as requirements may vary.
There are currently 10,111 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in PA and 5,742 deaths as of Feb 22 2021
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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 10h 10m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Multiple Airlines ($120) and American Airlines ($179), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Multiple Airlines ($321) and Spirit Airlines ($345).
From Sacramento to Panama City, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Monday is the most expensive. Flying from Panama City back to Sacramento , the best deals are generally found on Monday, with Wednesday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Sacramento you will be using Sacramento Intl, often referred to as Sacramento Airport. You will be landing at Panama City Tocumen Intl, also known as Panama City Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Flight delayed 2 hours. Wifi/entertainment wouldn't connect."
Cons: "We ordered special meal, and it was even confirmed in the boarding pass but it was never delivered on board.... attendant said they did not get any special meal"
Pros: "The seats were comfortable"
Cons: "Why does Delta sell earphones?"
Pros: "Inflight entertainment was great. Movies, games, moving map. Best I’ve ever seen in main cabin for free."
Cons: "The seating was too cramped. It’s extremely uncomfortable. Seems tighter both on knees and elbows."
Pros: "Delta planes are spacious and great!"
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "Good crew"
Cons: "The WiFi didn’t work well"
Pros: "Airport accessibility"
Cons: "Not getting delayed for 20 minutes on the tarmac"
Pros: "Fast and efficient"
Cons: "Wifi was not working"
Pros: "All aspects"
Cons: "Arrived 30 minutes late. The food is ridiculous."
Pros: "On the fight back I had enough space; good service; fine food. Great trip. On the way to Amsterdam, I sat next to a very overweight woman and her body hung over my seat. I couldn't move around enough and I ended up with a trigger point problem which immobilized me for 3 days and kept me from sleeping at night. It was very disappointing, since this was a family visit trip."
Cons: "See above!"
Pros: "the people were Awesome!!flight crew were very personable and easy to get along with, as well as get in touch with."
Cons: "where to start, I am not a huge overweight person. I have 26-28" shoulders and longer legs then most 5'-10" people have. That said, you should not be required to hold your arm out and hold the seat back in front of you so that you are not elbowing or shouldering the people beside you. sitting sideways on a seat I paid extra for doesn't seem like a great flight to me."
Pros: "The FA’s and pilot"
Cons: "I love the flight becayse it was smooth sailing and delta is always choice."
Pros: "Excellent flight crew, flight had decent leg room. Loved the inflight entertainment. Clean plane, boarding was easy."
Pros: "left on time and arrived early"
Cons: "no legroom even in first class."
Pros: "Flight attendants we were very nice and efficient. Flight was short"
Pros: "Although our flight was fully booked. The crewmembers on this flight was professional, friendly and efficient. We boarded quickly and took off on time. We even arrived ahead of schedule. Each passenger was given free headphones and complimentary beverages and snacks. I love Delta they are a cut above the rest. They are constantly striving to put the customers needs and wants top priority"
Cons: "The limited space in our seats"
Pros: "Traveling with a 4 year old isn’t always easy. Delta’s flight attendants and the captains controlling the plane were excellent! Safe flight. And the entertainment that is provided for the customers is fun and relaxing. Makes a 4.5 hour flight go by quick. Thank you delta, I will be flying with you in the future"
Pros: "on time, good service,"
Cons: "i agreed to check in my bag at the gate when they asked for volunteers thinking I would get it at the gate of my destination but after i checked it in in gate attendant informed me that i would get my bag at the baggage claim"
Pros: "The crew were so polite and happy!"
Cons: "Those seats! UGH!"
Cons: "We boarded on time and were ready to leave the gate early. Somehow the pilot and air traffic controller managed to take 1 hour for de ice and takeoff even though we were 2nd in the queue. No excuse!"
Cons: "It’s was the best flight in my life"
Pros: "Service was outstanding"
Cons: "TV froze and was never fixed."
Pros: "Flight was comfortable. Short, sweet, and landed before I knew it. Boarding was a smooth process."
Cons: "The flight crew and service on the plane was fine. My biggest complaint was at the baggage drop off at the airport, where there was quite a long line without any crew members assisting us. A five to ten minute wait is fine, but a fifteen minute wait, with only three crew members compared to the other airlines? By the time I dropped off my baggage, the other airlines were finished with their customers, and there was still quite a line behind me."
Pros: "Barcelona is a busy place. Don't forget your adapter plugs - like I did."
Pros: "Many thanks to Delta for changing our flight at an even exchange to get us out of Florida before the storm. I will fly delta again."
Cons: "Old plane to and from San Antonio. New planes make for a more comfortable ride"
Pros: "Received sky boarding despite having a seat near the front. I like the smaller plane because there was plenty more leg room where I was (9c). A variety of free snacks were offered along with starbucks coffee, score! I wish I'd brought my ipad to take advantage of the free wi-fi and movies in-flight. Take-off & landing were very smooth despite a delay upon take-off. Made my connecting flight with time to buy lunch."
Pros: "Service was great, flight was excellent"
Pros: "Crew was nice and friendly, boarding was fast, on time and overall service was excellent"
Cons: "The plane was small so not a lot of space and didn't offer food other than one beverage"
Pros: "we got there"
Cons: "not much to like. a 55 minute delay from a small airport to the hub is going to cause you to miss your connection. Sure enough I missed my flight home and got to spend 41/2 hours in Detroit. They said it was a weather delay. But folks getting off the plane said it was a crew problem."
Cons: "Delays and ground chaos nearly caused us to miss our international connection. Gate staff unable to provide assistance with booking on connecting partner airline. Gate staff unaware of new terminal 3 to TBIT airside shuttle nearly directed us to leave domestic and requeue for international security. Will like skip Delta connectors to long haul international flights and just fly direct from SFO."
Pros: "Reassuring that the airport desk staff were keeping an eye on my connection from LAX to Columbus. Turned out it was too tight of a squeeze and I missed the connecting airplane's door closing by a few minutes, despite having RUN through LAX to get there."
Cons: "I am disappointed by the lack of communication among Delta staff when we arrived at LAX. Our turn-around was late coming into SMF, thus late leaving. It would have been very helpful if the gate staff at LAX had advised me to not bother to try to make my connection, or called the next gate to tell them we were running over there. RUNNING. Or at least done something to act like they cared. I am disappointed by the lack of initiative. I understand flights cannot wait, and I would have greatly appreciated being saved the trouble of running to a different terminal and instead taking that time to change my travel plans. They may see travelers struggling like this daily, but to each traveler, a hiccup in travel plans trip is stressful and urgent. I ask Delta staff to please consider that when they come to work. Thank you."
Pros: "Met my cousins from Portland in SLC and killed layover time"
Pros: "Overall it was good"
Pros: "The seats were comfortable, service was good, movie/entertainment selection great. Logistics for flight were awesome, there was no long layover."
Cons: "The extra fee for check-in baggage."
Pros: "Pilot has very smooth landing. Crew were nice"
Pros: "I liked that I didn't have to pay for a carry on and the blanket they gave me in flight to stay warm it was a great flight."
Cons: "Only dislike was that the flight was ending other than that no problems"
Cons: "in Amsterdam any DELTA crew helm us, only KLM"
Cons: "Flight was delayed. Delta doesn't challenge anyone who attempts to pre-board. It's become somewhat of a joke. The plane was hot (717) with very poor ventilation. Was in 1st class and didn't get beverage service after boarding. Then, the plane sat on a remote taxiway another 30 minutes before takeoff, fully loaded, no A/C, and still no beverage service. Truly miserable hot and sweaty flight."
Pros: "Upgrading to First Class made it worthwhile."
Cons: "As a minority provider of service at BWI, the gate was the furthest from the entry. Gate security is almost always a source of delay here."
Pros: "The crew"
Cons: "Tiny seats"
Pros: "The plane,plane, plane! Very new and clean , good entertainment. Love it"
Cons: "People taking their time to put their luggage in the bin... Very annoying."
Pros: "I definitely like the variety of entertainment that was given throughout the flight."
Cons: "The flight attendant was so rude to others including myself. I'm not one to be to needy but when i was about to ask the lady if I can switch seats to the fair back where there was two empty seats she gladly let the other person but not me. She said no that if I wanted to sit back I needed to set with the other person. Our flight was from NYC to PR 5hour long and in between those hours she let a couple sit together on the other empty rows while I was feeling supper sick. Other passengers notice and had told me that they felt sorry for me. I was Embarressed. I was debating on venting on Twitter just yet and also on this review because what difference does it make. What matters the most is that we all got to our destination safely."
Pros: "the chick who worked the counter for the preboard flight counter was really REALLY nice"
Cons: "everyone on my flight was ugly"
Cons: "Nothing,it was all great"
Pros: "14 hour Layover when you have to recheck luggage is terrible. Can't even check in for 8 hours so stuck outside the airport with no place to go until 6 in the morning. Not good at all."
Cons: "14 hour Layover and luggage did not go straight through. Had to recheck baggage after 8 hours. Then wait another 6 hours inside the airport."
Pros: "They gave me a upgrade!! What else did I want."
Pros: "Good. Everything went well"
Cons: "A/c was kept low and hot air was coming out. Told the attendant to turn air on never got fixed. Seat infront on me was I guess broken so basically i carried in my lap the passenger I front of me. Super uncomfortable on seat since the plane was muggy and "HOT", really "HOT"."
Pros: "Absolutely nothing."
Cons: "Your call center, and your offices are so seriously deficient. I as assured by agent that I was assigned seats 5. They lie to your face. The problems are then at the airport."
Pros: "Everything but I will never travel on COPA again and have warned everyone on facebook and the internet why.... because you require and exit ticket out of Guatemala. What if I am traveling by bus, by car or by boat?? Guatemal immigration does not require this. I have friends with immigration and I have confirmed this.....Show me the law that is enforceble.....Please"
Cons: "Why do you require an exit ticket out of Guatemala on my return trip. I flew from Columbia to Guatemala with plans to leave Guatemala by boat last year and had to buy another ticket only to cancel it later. I talked to Immigration in Guatemala and they say there is no reason for you to do this. I just returned from Panama and was asked for an exit ticket from Guatemala again. I have warned all of my friends to travel with other airlines other than Copa only for this issue. I will never travel on Copa again until you fix this."
Pros: "Everything excelent services, profesional"
Cons: "Keep like that congrat !!!!"
Pros: "All the way it should be!"
Cons: "No explanation was given"
Pros: "Everything. All went well, no hitches anywhere."
Cons: "Frecuentes retrasos"
Pros: "Liked the dairy free options for the meal."
Cons: "Didn't have an individual tv to watch movies on, or cell phone charger. Given the price however, this was acceptable."
Cons: "The movies were boring"
Pros: "Never late and new planes"
Cons: "Some confusion on the gate assignment in panama"
Pros: "Airline staff very responsive and quick t"
Cons: "The space between seats too uncomfortable"
Cons: "La demora en la partida de Montevideo hizo perder una conexión con Washington y la llegada se produjo con varias horas de atraso."
Cons: "Late departure because of the weather. Why boarding and have us 2 hours inside the plane waiting?"
Cons: "Ustedes cambiaron las fechas de nuestra reserva. Se hizo para el 9 de agosto. Y nosotros la pedimos para el 9 de julio. Cuando llamamos a cambiarla, salía más caro que comprar otro tiquete ida y vuelta. Yo tuve que comprar un tiquete por otra aerolínea para regresar de Nueva York a Medellín."
Pros: "Nothing since my negative stressed the whole trip."
Cons: "We have long names, 4. It was correct in the booking with Layak but copa charged us $120 US / 2,090 MXP For correcting. Saying that Kayak didn't transmit everything. It was pay or be denied boarding."
Cons: "Then they took my husbands passport and went through all of his belongings which took another 15 minutes. We had just been screened in Bogota."
Pros: "We liked everything. It was short but great."
Cons: "They took me to another city, Copa was suppose to pay for my transportation to my final destination and I have to pay 200 dollars from my pocket, traveling almost 24 hours"
Cons: "No organization and you should not sell more tickets than you can in an air plain. Just one persone attending the counters."
Pros: "Very warm staff , helpful and very willing to asist you in any needs you might have. I was travelling with my son and daughter who needed asistance due to a cast on her leg."
Cons: "Well, like all plains today in Economy, seat space!!!"
Pros: "Everything was smooth and fast"
Cons: "Nelson Jose zelaya durmió en una sill en ese aeropuerto porque no lo dejaron hacer conexión a punta cana que era su destino; porque nunca dijeron nada tanto el Consulado de Panamá como la aerolínea que cuando una persona ha sido deportará de US A no puede viajar; utilizaron el fly que estaba comprado para su devolución al país de origen; ustedes creen es justo?"
Pros: "Nice new plane"
Pros: "It was much easier than I thought switching from one airline to another. Everyone coordinate together very well and it went very smoothly."
Pros: "Airplanes seats"
Cons: "No dinner was served"
Pros: "Every thing"
Cons: "Imformation spoken to fast and completely clear"
Pros: "Movies was good"
Cons: "Babys cries too much"
Cons: "They left one of my luggage behind."
Pros: "Los representante son despotas y coperan en las necesidades que se le presentan a uno y y son exagerados para cobrar por las maletas"
Pros: "Nothing I like"
Cons: "Bad all around"
Pros: "Excelente communication from the front cabin to passengers"
Cons: "Clean restroom"
Pros: "Plenty of legroom and the boarding process was very smooth"
Pros: "The efficiency"
Pros: "Todo excelente"
Pros: "Price of the ticket"
Cons: "My suitcase was broken. It was brand new i bought just for this trip. I'm disappointed. I wont even be pursuing compensation because i'm almost certain that no one will accept responsibility."
Cons: "Both ways we had to sit and wait on board for over 2 hours on tarmac prior to take off. Captain said needed more fuel and to fix problem or to lessen weight. Tried to get bottle of water because I was dying of thirst and staff could not sell a bottle of water. Only give a 3oz cup full. Which was gone in 2 seconds."
Cons: "I bought a ticket economy plus but cops gave economy seat. I said several times that I purchase economy plus but cops ignored it. It is so bad and rude."
Pros: "Boarding was very easy and fast"
Cons: "Only middle seats available; couldn't be seated next to travelling companion."
Pros: "Always sent notification"
Pros: "They have tv screens and like a mini Netflix with a decent variety of movies"
Cons: "The plane was a little old and the phones was dirty"
Pros: "Smooth as butter. Slept the whole way."
Cons: "Nothing could have improved it."
Pros: "Everything was easy"
Pros: "It was fine the next leg of the trip was cancelled"
Pros: "Crew was amazing, seating too crowded"
Cons: "Consider removing seats to add more space per seat"
Pros: "Very uncomfortable seating even though paid for preferred. Not enough space for carry on."
Cons: "Crew service"
Pros: "That I was FINALLY able to get to my destination after a THREE AND HALF HOUR DELAY. Mechanical malfunctions, Get crew unable to find the pilots once the mechanical malfunction was corrected, sitting on the plane for an hour waiting for some "guy" to be located who went missing who was responsible for our weight to certified for flight. I didn't like anything."
Pros: "flight was on time!"
Cons: "Flight attendants were NOT personal at all. Did not say hello or even greet passengers. Totally acted like they did not want to be there. Made me feel like we were nothing but a bother to even.be there. Hate all the interruptions advertising the credit card. Very annoying!"
Pros: "Seat uncomfortable. AA put me on a middle seat in my last 4 trips. I will never fly with AA."
Cons: "Better seat options."
Pros: "Staff was helpful throughout the flight. I like being kept updated on arrival time etc."
Pros: "Another customer allowed me to sit in the aisle seat rather than the assigned middle seat. That was much appreciated. And I enjoyed an movie during the flight. I like being able to choose what I want to watch and stream it on my own device."
Cons: "It was really cold on the airplane. I kept my jacket on for the entire flight. I’m typically warm natured, so it was unusually cold."
Pros: "Fast friendly service. From the security line to the friendly employees at AA. It was simple and fast."
Pros: "Got here early"
Cons: "Poor flight. Staff kept the plane ridiculously warm the entire flight."
Pros: "Made it safely."
Cons: "Getting my phone blown up all day about delays on my two flights. Then sitting on the tarmac in the plane while the ground crew moved equipment around. Were they surprised a plane was coming in?"
Pros: "Booked through Kayak. Confusing because paperwork says Alaska Air but I was flying American. I understand subsidiaries but you need to be informed as the airlines are at different terminals. The flight was great. That ticketing glitch was bad."
Cons: "I need to be able to charge my phone on the airplane!"
Cons: "You better hope you don't have a short connection. Sacramento fails to allow you direct access between the A and B terminals. You have to leave and hunt for the other building through the parking garage with no guidance and then go back through security. Unacceptable!"
Pros: "Everything else was great - including rest of crew"
Cons: "plane departure was delayed after boarding because the pilot hadn't arrived from local residence or hotel to SFO in time - as a result we sat on tarmac for half hour or more before departure AND because we arrived late we sat on tarmac for awhile waiting for an arrival gate to open at DCA"
Pros: "The aircraft was newer and the flight smooth. The pilot kept us updated on potential turbulence, which was comforting No one knew if Charlotte was going to get a gust from IRMA. The flight attendants were also friendly which isn't the case on some airlines."
Cons: "First Class Flight Attendant spent more time on her phone in the jump seat than asking if we needed anything. Came by twice for a 3 hour flight. I had to go up front to ask for a beverage, and she seemed totally put out"
Cons: "No entertainment in Business/First and no USB plugs or outlets. Only difference between Business and coach is the size of the seats. The rest was the same. I expected more service, food of some sort and entertainment or connectivity. I will probably avoid flying American if I can help it unless I see that they have updated things."
Pros: "Everything was great. I didn't have any food or drink. I slept the whole way to Dallas"
Pros: "It has been a good experience! Kayak kept updating me about gates and terminals for my connecting flights..."
Pros: "Everything went smoothly"
Cons: "Having a fat person take up half your seat shouldn't be allowed. They should buy 2 tickets if they take up 2 seats"
Pros: "After I pledged 25 years ago I would not travel with AA, this recent trip to Miami was delayed 30 minutes going to Miami and one hour goin back to Panama."
Cons: "Ticket counter very long in Miami. Kiosk did not work. Flight delayed in both routes."
Pros: "Quick and smooth flight."
Pros: "Roomy first class and very nice staff!"
Cons: "significant delay in boarding; return to terminal to remove a drunk. Result was missed connection at DFW to London, resulting in missed connection to Munich; resulting in loss of my checked luggage"
Cons: "The fact we were staring at the plane for 3 hours waiting to take off and customer service and the gate staff was no help"
Pros: "Great crew!"
Cons: "Check in through website was confusing to do. Flight shows on alaska airlines sight as a united flight. I downloaded the united app, and it tells me my flight is not just through american airlines, but through another carrier, american freedom or aomething like that. Very confusing. I called someone, I think american airlines, by this time completely confused. If there are multiple carrier types, I should be able to input my flight number and my info ahould come up for me to view flight info and check in, or seat assignment. In the end I dowloaded 2 or 3 apps, a confusing phone call, and when i got to rhw intial check in I was not treated well by tsa personnel. Maybe my name triggered thw extra search or something.Anyway, that last part is unrelated but my return flight was kind of a struggle."
Pros: "Flight attendants were awesome, aircraft was clean and seats were great."
Pros: "The free movies and plug in phone charger ..."
Cons: "No problems or worries from me"
Pros: "The crew, the fabulous plane with USB ports and free movies"
Cons: "It would have been nice to have ear phones for the movies."
Cons: "2 days late"
Pros: "The flight to my destination was awesome. Helpful staff, great equipment, and plenty of room. I loved the technology in the seats."
Cons: "The return flight was not so good. I felt like an inconvenience and was not treated very well. At one point I was dismissed by an airline associate with a swish of her hand. Not exactly how anyone should be treated. There was a nice man that was a flight attendant, but other than that it was as if they were irritated people were even on the flight."
Cons: "They were out of snacks. A little thing but got under my skin as unprofessional."
Cons: "Flight is really late causing missed connection"
Cons: "I paid $25 fo my luggage. I don't like it next time I will choose another company."
Pros: "Non-stop and comfort"
Cons: "No snacks at all :("
Pros: "The tv in the seat back"
Cons: "The lack of knowledge and carding of the desk staff i was so looking forward to this vacation and it ended in nightmare 2 missed connections, 3+ hours added driving for my ride home and getting home at 3:30am or later whwn I would have been home at 11:00 luggage sent on with out me on the flight all in all very disappointing"
Cons: "4 hr. Layover"
Pros: "Complimentary upgrade to first class"
Pros: "While waiting to board an American pilot sat next to me and was very pleasant. I appreciated his conversation."
Cons: "Delayed getting out of Sacramento. The connection anxiety was intense. we landed as my connection was boarding. De-planing was chaotic and un informed. Seemed like we stood a good 10 mins before the doors opened...some info would have helped. Sometimes they give the gate numbers and everybody on that plane needed to go somewhere. the attendants were not helpful, the one announcer had an accent, a little hard to understand and asked that we all be kind...ok that I can do."
Cons: "Rude flight attendance werent prompt"
Pros: "Flight attendants were very kind"
Cons: "Comfort level was very low. I'm 6'0 y'all and with my seat in an upright posistion my knees were hitting the seat in front of me. My chair barely reclined which cause me to not get any sleep. These two comfort factors made it a restless uncomfortable flight."
Cons: "Despite having a purchased ticket and a seat, I showed up to the airport because I was having problems checking in online. When I arrived at the kiosk it did not print a boarding pass, instead a slip stating I had missed my check-in timeframe and head to the front. I went to the front assuming the counter clerk would resolve the issue but she advised that the only thing she could do is book me on the next flight since the flight was over booked. I was really upset about the situation since I had to be at an event at a specific time. Just make sure you check in as soon as you can. If you are having issues on your phone, call the airline or head to the airport about an hour and a half to two hours early to get your boarding pass."
Cons: "Not able to connect to airplane WiFi"
Pros: "On time, smooth"
Cons: "Arriving in LAX with no gate to pull up to. When will United fix this decades-long defficiency?"
Cons: "I was in business class and was terrible The airplane too old , so expensive for that? Can’t believe it..."
Cons: "I can't believe how cramped the seats are. I am under 5 feet tall, and am average weight, and I had no room to spare."
Pros: "Quick and easy"
Cons: "Plan on wearing your running shoes. United is bad at giving you a lay over that is almost impossible to make. 45 minutes or less for a layover is going to give u a pretty good chance to miss your flights. We went to LAX and had to run from terminal 8 to 7. If it were long we would have missed it.."
Cons: "My confirmation number did not work; originally my flight appeared to be through copa but then it was clear that it was part of the way on United and part of the way on copa; Was unable to check in for flight before getting to the airport; first flight was very delayed and connecting flight was not acknowledged in the delay - in other words, I was going to miss the connecting flight but was unable to get any information about re-booking; waited in the airport for 6 hours then boarded the plane and sat on the plane for 3 hours, then was told flight was delayed until the following day; eventually did take off 22 hours late; when I arrived in Quito finally my bag did not make it; they did not deliver my bag to my hotel as they said they would in the airport, instead I had to go an agency and pick it up. I missed a day and a half of seeing a dear friend I was coming here to visit and nothing can make up for that. Overall, terrible experience."
Cons: "Plane was late and missed connection."
Pros: "Not much."
Cons: "There was absolutlely no food. Not eve a bag of peanuts."
Pros: "Service on Lufthansa is better than most us carriers"
Cons: "The gate agent did notice I was changing carrier but did not distinguish my bag at Check in"
Cons: "only pretzel, no nuts as option"
Pros: "Flights were on time"
Cons: "There’s a fee for everything. Check a bag, pay a fee. Need a snack, pay a fee, watch a movie, pay a fee. What’s next? Charge a fee for toilet paper?"
Pros: "First rate service"
Pros: "Great stewardess"
Cons: "Entirely too hot in the plane"
Pros: "Good attention"
Cons: "Food not Not any enterteinmet unless you pay"
Pros: "Great crew, took good care of passengers, lots of drinks available, direct flight with a decent price. The crew was helpful getting everyone seated."
Cons: "The crew had just spent an hour passing out drinks, which is great, but no one could use the rest room. Tnen the seatbelt signs were flipped on to prepare for landing which wasn't for another hour. So no one was allowed to use the restroom for the last 2 hours of flight after all those great drinks, and kids were crying, it was a mess."
Pros: "Not much. We were late so United gave us free TV access during the flight."
Cons: "The flight was late and let space was very little. We only had one drink and one cookie for a 5+ hour flight."
Pros: "Love business class on the 757"
Cons: "Card reader for direct tv didn't work"
Pros: "Everyone was pleasant, flights were on time, no baggage lost, very little turbulence."
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "Multiple delays, rerouted 2 times, multiple seat changes"
Cons: "El peor servicio que he recibido"
Pros: "I had an entire row to myself."
Pros: "Good service"
Cons: "Because the flight to Houston sat on the tarmac for so long, no one was able to get food in the airport before boarding this flight. I was at the back of the plane and there was NO fresh food available once the flight attendants reached the last 6-10 rows. Unacceptable that there is not enough food options for all passengers. By the time I landed in Panama, I had not eaten for 13 hours."
Cons: "Long delay due a wheelchair. Really? You've never had a wheelchair on board before? Yes, this one did have batteries, but is that so unusual? Our delay was over an hour."
Pros: "On time departures and early arrivals"
Pros: "It was indeed good experience."
Cons: "We were delayed"
Pros: "Airline personel were all very pleasant and eager to help, just not very effective"
Pros: "I was nursing a cold and the staff was offering me drinks and blanket."
Cons: "Departure was delayed by an hour."
Pros: "Connecting could hardly be any easier than at DEN--you get off your plane and you turn right or you turn left. No need to find a map of the airport; no need to figure out whether walking or taking the "trA'Am" would be faster; no need to catch a bus or go through security; just one (long) concourse."
Cons: "While connecting at DEN is easy, I wish there were more outlets for recharging my phone on the B concourse (like WN has on the C concourse). I wouldn't have gotten too much of a boost, though, as both of my flights were on time."
Pros: "The crew was very nice as we got on."
Cons: "As usually United over booked and even though I brought my ticket in advance I some how did not have a seat assigned to me when I checked in. Most of the plane had boarded before I had a ticket in my hand. The agent was rude as she could be because I didn't understand how that's possible for me not to have a seat. I think that it's absolutely ridiculous that it's even possible to over sale a plane since there's obviously only a certain number of seats. I think it's ridiculous that people have to offer up their seat and take another flight, I chose a flight time because that's when I wanted to leave and get to where I was going for a reason. No other industry is allowed to treat their customers this way so why does the airline industry do it? Also there's no tv or movies for us to watch while in a 4 hour flight."
Cons: "I didn't like hearing the overhead storage will soon cost."
Cons: "WIFI was a rip-off. Paid for an hour, only got 15 minutes"
Pros: "Ran on time."
Cons: "Sitting next to a larger gentleman which boxed out my own personal space. Having to stow my suitbag in an overhead bin several rows behind me."
Cons: "The man who reprinted my boarding pass after I had left no e at security was extremely rude. I also found it ridiculous that I was charged to check my bag at the gate because it was about a half inch longer than the bin. Yes I understand there are size limits on carry on luggage but the plane was not even half full and the bag was clearly a standard carry on size. If anything, I should have been permitted to gate check the bag."
Pros: "The plane was clean, comfortable and seemed to have a bit more room. The staff was professional and courteous."
Cons: "The plane was 2hrs delayed but that was due to weather. The food was over priced and not good."
Cons: "The fact I had to buy a tv package when on my previous"
Pros: "Getting off the plane"
Cons: "The drink and snack cart taking forever and causing a line ahead or behind it for the restroom."
Cons: "Delayed, uncomfortable seats, bad landing"
Cons: "They did no seat anyone in the safety exit row because they were charging $69 to do so. This is a great hazard in case of an emergency there would be no one to open the aircraft exit door and allow people to exit. Rather, it would cause a stir and a bottleneck of people rushing in an attempt to open a door that is far away. Very disappointed."
Pros: "On time, great service"
Cons: "Plane was full. Legroom poor, as I am 6'2". But I was give an isle seat as requested , so able to stretch a little."
Cons: "Was good"
Cons: "The pilots were late which cost us our departure so that we ran into restrictions based on weather. Thus we missed our connection in Panama City. United should ensure pilots are on time."
Pros: "I was glad to see that the security check line was moving quickly. Sacramento is usually my go to airport when in northern California because it's so much easier to get to where you need to in a timely fashion too."
Pros: "great staff"
Pros: "that they warned me the plane was extra small and checked my carry-on at the gate for free."
Cons: "that they didn't really advertise how small of a plane I would be flying. I guess you're supposed to research every plane before purchasing tickets now."
Cons: "The pilot was looking like drunk or something. There was too many troubles while landing and taking off. Vibration speed was getting up and down. Please get him check for safety reasons."
Pros: "Better than expected on all fronts except in CA they charge you 10 bucks to print your boarding pass at the counter vs the kiosk, which is free."
Cons: "I usually fly frontier, but with a toddler it was much better on Spirit. More room, the flight was on time if not early, and the staff were friendly and competent. I will fly them in the future"
Cons: "Don’t change my flight schedule in the future."
Pros: "Boarded quickly"
Cons: "Better seats"
Cons: "Absolutely everything. We will NEVER fly Spirit again. NEVER"
Cons: "Absolutely everything. Will NEVER fly Spirit again NEVER"
Pros: "On time and easy."
Cons: "Free beer?!"
Pros: "They got me there"
Cons: "Spirit is a horrid airline. The counter people were rude the flight crew was rude and unprofessional. The spoke about passengers that were in ear shot of them. They were just plain rude to customers"
Cons: "Never AGAIN!!!!"
Cons: "Too many hidden fees"
Cons: "delay information communicated in confusing ways. posted before i was announced.. inconsistent information . everyone boarded first in a SLOW manner with pre boarding folks taking about 30 minutes.. much confusion over wheelchairs, canes, etc.. Finally everyone boarded THEN we were told the delay was reinstated and we had to get off the plane with luggage and wait near the gate (no seats) .. Finally we had to board again--Spirit phone app wouldn't work for me. and I didn't have access to a printer so we had all 3 passes on my son's phone.. what would we have done if he hadn't come?"
Pros: "It arrived early on our destination and staffs were friendly."
Cons: "None so far."
Cons: "Crowded & uncomfortable"
Pros: "the buzz ball on the flight was the only good thing about the whole experience"
Cons: "completely destroyed all of my luggage by somehow breaking the hot sauce in my bag that was so carefully packaged that a 400 pound man must have been jumping up and down on top of for them to break it the way that they did. also i had to correct a tag on my bag that they put on that would of sent it to a completely different town. not that any of my clothes are salvageable now anyways. but the complete lack of remorse and or apology for such an obvious mistake is appalling. the whole airline should be ashamed of the employees i encountered on this trip."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Seat unfortable. It's worth the price though. Reached on time!!"
Pros: "Cheap non-stop flight."
Cons: "You get what you pay for. Most cramped uncomfortable flight I have taken to date. If flying for more than an hour, pay for upgraded seats or choose another airline. Also, nickel and dime'd for bags (even carry-on's larger than a backpack)."
Pros: "There was an issue charging my card when I selected my seat, but their systems were remarkably efficient in alerting me to the issue and providing the customer service agent the necessary info to help complete the charge within just a few minutes. Having spent *many* hours on the phone with other airlines trying to correct quirky problems, this was very much appreciated."
Cons: "Having to pay to obtain a boarding pass at the airport is just ridiculous. I know that this is in line with their business model but for chrissake, just instal the little machines. It's one thing to have to buy a seat after buying a ticket, but to have to buy a slip of paper that gets you onto the plane and into the seat is absurd."
Cons: "the airline cancelled the flight and couldn't reschedule another for 3 days. had to go to another airline"
Cons: "They cancelled our flight and did not provide us with with an adequate backup option. The red eye or a more expensive 2 stop flight is unacceptable. We were forced to rebook with another airline for tomorrow and fly to Orlando instead of Tampa... now we'll have to rent a car to get home to tampa"
Pros: "The trip from Ft. Lauderdale to Panama was a smooth trip."
Cons: "On the other hand waiting to be checked in needs to improve and also the pricing of luggage need to be more of a realistic price for all travelers."
Pros: "We were on a delta flight with big vacation plans, our flight was cancelled. I went to kayak while waiting in line for the delta help desk to find us a flight and we found one on spirit, the staff at spirit went over and above to take care of us and get us to our destination. You have new fans Spirit Airlines! Thank you to the DTW crew!"
Cons: "The age of the plane I guess, they were a little dated but totally safe and the staff was so nice."
Pros: "Absolutely NOTHING"
Cons: "They were deceitful about baggage allowed so I ended up paying an extra $150 t only to find out I didn't need to pay for 2 bags and could not get a refund. The counter people were worthless, rude and could care less about anything. The flight was 2+ hours late because crew members were late. I will never fly Spirit again"
Pros: "The plan was new but with litlle leg room"
Cons: "Didnt know that spirit was a bare price with no beg or food incloded in the price had to pay 50 dollar a bag in the gate i can fly with same price with bag and food with other company"
Cons: "As noted above, my first flight was cancelled and Spirit was unable to get me to Atlanta for my second flight."
Cons: "Flight crew in Atlanta didn't inform us that we could not go to Panama on a one-way ticket and we didn't find out that we couldn't until we got to fort lauderdale. The first flight to Panama was CANCELED....then, when we went back the next day to check in and get our boarding passes, we were told we could not go to Panama unless we paid for a return flight. This was our first time flying international, so we were unaware of that."
Pros: "Flight attendants were nice."
Cons: "Terrible check in. Total chaos for 2 hours."
Cons: "Notting was good in this Airline. Worst Airline. Very uncomfortable seats. No hospitality. I'll never travel with this airline"
Pros: "I like the cheapness of the flight, the friendliness of the crew and how entertaining and fun the Pilot was. The ladies at the check in were helpful though when I didn't know what to do to get a bag checked online through their site."
Cons: "At the end of the flight the pilot and crew were trying to push getting a Spirit credit card and were upselling for the last 15 minutes of flight time. Seats were a little cramped but I don't mind it for short flights. Any food/drink had a charge and could only take cards. Also due to confusing website I couldnt figure out how to add 1 carry on luggage to the total before check in, which raised it to $40/bag even then. If I hadn't figured it out, it would have been $100 at the gate."
Pros: "Plane was new and clean. Crew was pleasant."
Cons: "Surprise expensive carry on baggage fees. No free beverages, not even water."
Cons: "The employees were terrible, inflexible, uncouteous, and fake! I'm both Baltimore and Fort Lauderdale! It was my wife and mine birthday and it was the worst flight experience of my life. We will never fly with Spirit again. Maybe you guys want youre employees to have these characteristics, but if you dont, you should really review the employees and practices of your company. We were charged an additional 100 for a bag...on my birthday!!! Thx guys for being so bad that we can actuallybappreciate good airlines."
Pros: "Flight left on time"
Cons: "The hidden charges. The seats were like lawn chairs. Who would like to fly for more than 30 minutes without being able to recline? Painful."
Pros: "Liked the rate and the fact that we got to New Orleans a few minutes early."
Cons: "I did not like the lift off. It probably was not the pilots fault but it felt like they were fighting over the controls. Plane went left to right then left to right again on the take off. This was very scary for quit a few passengers."
Pros: "Good and fast service easy board quick exit"
Cons: "Waiting all day for return trip to tampa"
Pros: "The crew was good"
Cons: "The flight was overbooked"
Pros: "The return flight was way better than going to Florida."
Cons: "Going to Atlanta Airport and then from Atlanta to FLL was an experience that I have not had with any of the air-lines companies. It needs improvement."
Cons: "I am a Spirit member and I did not like that the website clearly states that if the luggage fits within the box you do not have to pay to carry it on...mine did fit, yet I had to pay $55.00 to carry on. I did not receive credit for the mileage and when I called to get that corrected I was put on hold for 25 minutes before I hung up. I think that $2.00 for a 6 oz. cup of coffee is ridiculous and to get the attention of a flight attendant was not worth the time. Bottom line, you get what you pay for. The next flight I book will be with a reputable airline that may price the flight a little higher, BUT will be upfront about luggage fees, provide incidentals and hopefully not treat me like I'm a burden."
Pros: "the crew was friendly."
Cons: "$3 for water is outrageous & unacceptable. I will NEVER fly with Spirit ever again should also take cash for beverages boarding was late, seat was cramped between 2 others no entertainment Spirit is far to FEE happy (what fee is next? toilets with toll meters!)"
Cons: "Bags!!! Far too expensive- Hard seats, grumpy staff, unclear boarding process - we won't be back. We felt very very ripped off."
Cons: "After boarding the plane we were told that the flight would be delayed and had to re board an hour later. Then we did not have a place to land so we had to fly around for half an hour until allowed to land. Once we had a bumpy landing we did not have a gate and had to wait another half hour before able to get off the plane. Very unhappy."
Cons: "I completely regret being baited by the lower fare. Believe me they make up for having cheap rates by charging you out the nose for every small thing... If you don't read the fine print carefully, you'll be spending whatever savings you got when purchasing the ticket through their labyrinth of fees. They don't even give you water on the flight. For serious. So how was my flight to Denver?? Oh well, it was canceled, for causes unknown. I waited 4 hours in line to be told they have no partner airlines, and the next available flight was 4 days from my original departure date (my trip was only 7 days long). Well they gave me a refund... Only for my departure. They would not refund me my return trip, regardless of the fact that they were not flying me out anywhere! Save yourself the nightmare. Spend the extra $50 and get on a better airline."
Pros: "Timing was good, crew was gratitude."
Cons: "I am a small framed woman, but the seats were small even for me. At a minimum we should be offered water during the flight at no extra expense, really!"
Pros: "I needed something to eat and drink but did not get anything."
Cons: "This is my first time taking a flight without giving nothing to drink or eat. There is room for improvement"
Pros: "The boarding process itself was easy. The crew is nice enough and in spite of the long delay, we arrived safely after an uneventful flight. I did not try any food or beverage on the flight. I did appreciate the e-mail updates on the departure which allowed me to not leave home until much later."
Cons: "This airline seems cheap on the surface but they make you pay to pick your seat in advance, even for just normal seats (really?!?), charge for carry on bags (really?!?) and charge above market rates for checked luggage. You also have to pay for any food or beverage - nothing is included. The seats on the plane do not recline. At the end of the day, you're better off booking with an airline that doesn't up charge everything."
Pros: "Everything was fine"
Cons: "Help with completing customs forms. Perhaps a card in the seat pocket."
Cons: "Spirit, while a budget airline, overbooked my flight"
Cons: "Do not understand their business model. Spoke to numerous people coming and going and everyone was upset about something. All of the hidden costs were the most mentioned along with frequent flight delays. Never fly Spirit with a connection! But it all trickles down. Because their luggage size and weight standards are less than the industry standards [Scam] and the attending charges check in is at a snails pace. Took us 30 minutes to check in with no line because one person was unpacking their bag to get under weight charge. Also since they are dealing with irritable and angry customers all day long the employees attitudes are terrible. The most common remark I heard, and I concur, was I will never fly this airline again. This is the part that leads to my confusion of the overall business model. At some point you run out of first time customers."
Pros: "The flight was on time and the crew was nice"
Cons: "terrible experience. check in baggage charges almost as same price as the flight ticket. And the server has very bad attitude."
Cons: "Services and staff are HORRIBLE."
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