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Pros: "By luck, I had a seat between myself and the other person in my row. It would have been tight, otherwise. Crew was friendly and polite."
Cons: "The seats on the flight were placed very close together - felt very constricting. Takeoff and landing were a bit rough."
Pros: "Really disappointed as my bags was not check thru.It was rechecked at London and British airway charged me for my baggage. I want to make sure that my way back to Oslo London London San Diego has no charge . It is an international flight and I am allowed 23kg one checked bag ."
Cons: "Damaged one baggage, and delayed arrival of other baggage for 2 days that forced me to cancel a following trip."
Pros: "Crew was ok. The basics. No issues."
Cons: "WiFi and better entertainment"
Cons: "Overall terrible experience, flight attendant was extremely rude when i asked if they were offering sparkiling wine. Flight was delayed due to overbooking on american. Turbulence was horrible the entire flight. The in flight entertainment was unavailable for some reason."
Cons: "delayed/not on time"
Cons: "3 boarding doors less than 50 feet apart with departures leaving within 15 min of each other created a difficult to penetrate gaggle."
Pros: "The flights didn't have any delays"
Cons: "Seat wasn't comfortable."
Cons: "The turbulence st the end made me puke."
Pros: "The flight was great--good food, good service, good entertainment, on time."
Cons: "They lost our luggage. Four people traveling together arrived in Phnom Penh, but our luggage didn't. It took almost 2 days to be reunited with our luggage."
Pros: "Take-off and landing were smooth."
Cons: "Was not able to track the progress of the flight on the monitors No entertainment Seats do not provide comfortable leg room"
Cons: "The flight was delayed and my luggage is coming in the later flight. I need some form of consolation for this pathetic service."
Cons: "Poor customer service"
Pros: "AA put us in a hotel and gave $12 (per person) food voucher for missed connection due to delay for maintenance."
Cons: "Our luggage was lost for 2.5 hrs in PHX airport, due to mix-up by service rep at customer service. AA attendant at gate at CLT was extremely rude and unprofessional when I accuse Left my boarding passes in seat pocket. Would not summon someone to retrieve it. Made me wait until entire plane was disembarked and cleaned, and made me wait some more after. She was super snarky, made rude comments, and almost made my family miss our connection to EWN. I will never, ever, fly AA again. Worst customer service and tons of issues with maintenance, luggage handling, and delays."
Pros: "On time departures and arrivals. This domestic first leg of the flight had fairly good leg room and seat width."
Pros: "I initially booked my flight via Kayak for a cheap no hassle price"
Cons: "My initial booking was with Iberia Airlines and a few days prior to my Flight was switched over to American Airlines. Had i known I would be flying with AA, I would have opted for a more expensive option as I've a great disdain for AA. My flight from JFK was not the model aircraft I was promised and thus did not have ac chargers or Wifi in the plane. In my opinion, I was bait and switched via Kayak"
Cons: "Taking 2 shuttle buses to transfer from AA to PAL."
Pros: "we had all the necessary conditions for work, rest, sleep and eating. The level of service has increased"
Pros: "Polite, friendly helpful staff. Plane left on time."
Cons: "There were no window or aisle seats available for free, so I had to pay for the extra cost seats."
Pros: "The seats in this flight were quite roomy."
Cons: "Delayed and canceled flights with no apologies or explanations, rude crews who scoffed at complaints or requests of other passengers, lost baggage that took hours to recover, again without apology....I would rather pay a bit more than fly with American again, at least until these memories fade a bit."
Pros: "The flight schedule"
Cons: "The hardens of the seats. Rather seat on the floor"
Cons: "Had to cancel my flight and call the company. Was talking to a computer for 30 min before I finally talked to someone. It cost me in fees to basically cancel my flight which ended up being just as much as my entire flight ticket. Got refunded a total of $12 to use towards my next flight. Never flying or booking a flight with American Airlines at all. Kayak couldn't even help with accommodations. Southwest is the only company that will actually hold those credits for you. Everywhere else is just trying to scam you."
Pros: "Seats are the most uncomfortable seats ever"
Cons: "Carry On : crew did not help me find a spot for my carrying on. An older man actually found me a spot It was on this leg ( not the La Guardia to Chatlotte ) that the food tray kept opening after trying to close them ( old latches ) US airlines flight attendants don't understand how to talk to travellers . Asian airlines have excellent flight attendants"
Cons: "The customer service and the lack of assistance from the airline ground staff was horrible ."
Pros: "Seats reclined, beverage service."
Cons: "Wish movie would have been a better movie, not animated."
Pros: "Overall, I'm pleased with BA."
Cons: "This flight didn't have the individual TV screens."
Cons: "When I booked my flight, I used Kayac like I always have in the past. To begin with, I selected several flights that were listed, only to have it tell me that this flight is no longer offered, which I assume is engineered to get me to select a more expensive flight. Once I finally found a flight that was still available, I selected it and began the process of providing information and selecting seat assignments. On 2 of the 4 legs of the round trip, there were no more seats available except for upgrade seats, which resulted in an extra $100.00+ in charges. Then when I finished the transaction, I noticed an extra $200.00 charge added. End result was that I ended up paying over double what I would normally pay for this same round trip that I have made many many times. I feel, no I know, that some customer relations person will look at this comment and reply with a pre-generated response apologizing and hoping I have a better experience in the future and thank me for using Kayac. Big companies like yours look at one customer as no big deal. I'm a Physician and have the ability to reach out to multitudes. I'm going to make it my mission in life to reach out to as many people as I can through word of mouth, signs in my office, Internet and social media to let them know about the deplorable practices of your company."
Pros: "Flight was pretty much what you'd expect, pretty basic"
Cons: "For a 5 hour flight I woulda been nice to have more than just two cookies for a snack. Luckily I brought me own. Also there's no entertainment except for 1 magazine, so again, if you're flying American you better supply yourself with whatever you'll want before boarding"
Pros: "At 6' 2" I was surprised that, with the seat in front of me not reclined (and fortunately no one ever did), my knees actually had a bit of room and were not pressed into the seat back in front of me. That and the flight schedule went smoothly - everything was on time."
Cons: "Maybe a couple of other sandwich options might have gotten me to pay for one."
Cons: "Fat ads sitting next to me should have purchased 2 seats"
Cons: "Paying extra for seating"
Cons: "This is a tiny plane and without warning they wouldn't let me carry on my carry on bag which would have fit just fine...it fit in their luggage test."
Cons: "You need to add a not applicable choice to your list. I did not eat the snacks offered on the flight nor was there any entertainment that I could find."
Pros: "friendly crew members/ great intertainment"
Cons: "This flight was good, but when I fly in July I pay extra for protection and extra for better seat. Flight was canceled and they put me on different plane, which make my day in San Diego very difficult, because I miss my meeting, I didn't get better seat ither,instead I got seat in front of toilet and for 3 hours have to listen door bunging and terrible smell. I never been compensate for canceling flight or extra seat price.Nobody care even apologize. I hope that was just unforchened incident and I still like your company and still flying with AA, but I was really disappointed. Sincerely Vera Vasiley."
Pros: "I arrived at Dusseldorf"
Cons: "First flight was delayed 5:30 hours, so I was moved to different flights because I would not have made my connections but those flights were uncomfortable and had bad service and the people working didnt even so much as offer me complimentary peanuts"
Pros: "I arrived at the airport and the guy wouldn't let me board my flight so I lost my money. Im a new person that just started flying. I did like this Carrier but as of yesterday I'd rather use Delta for now on. So im still at home and didnt get a chance to make it to work."
Pros: "It was excelle thanks to you"
Pros: "My flight arrived a few minutes late but they made sure I made the connection."
Pros: "Middle seat on a five hour flight + no Tv on the plane made for quite the uncomfortable experience."
Cons: "Flight was inexplicably late crew was lazy and mumbled directions seats were uncomfortable and cramped"
Cons: "Seats are so crowed that you can not move without touching the people next to you. My body was so cramped by the time I got to Chicago I could hardly move. Plus we were stranded on the runway which prevented us from leaving the plane for another hour. It was so hot and stuffy in there. This made for an even longer day because I had a 3 hour drive after getting to Chicago to my home"
Pros: "Always. Always. Always"
Cons: "The fact that going to and from New Orleans takes as much time as flying around the planet twice."
Pros: "Although my flight was delayed and I had to take 2 connecting flights to get home my baggage also made it home with me."
Cons: "Seats were uncomfortable. The flight was so loud, it was like driving down the highway with the windows down. AA automated messaging services called me to update me regarding my itinerary change when my 1st flight was delayed and provided wrong information which lead me to attempt to board an incorrect flight causing confusion and frustration."
Cons: "I was put on the 8:10 flight to Houston. That flight was delayed 4 times and I didn't leave Charlotte until 11:40pm. Terrible service all around."
Cons: "The flight delayed over 3 hours and then extended more while waiting for attendant to arrive at gate"
Pros: "No problems, smooth and quick flight."
Cons: "The flight sat on the runway for an extra hour and a half before we took off, causing me to miss my connection flight in Charlotte. Thankfully there was another flight two hours later, however I didn't arrive in Providence until midnight. The real problem was that the connection was delayed to leave at 8pm. We arrived in Charlotte at 740ish. Ran to other side of terminal to reach connection. They already had the doors closed and refused to let us on. There were at least ten passengers who were delayed as well and couldn't make it on the flight. The customer service assistant at the gate was horrible. She didn't pay any attention to us, as we were all out of breath (clearly trying to make the flight). Another gentleman stepped in and put us directly on the later flight. If American knew that there were so many flights delayed, they should have held the other plane a bit longer, as well as helped us out immediately. Not impressed."
Cons: "The gate agents did nothing to combat the gate lice that lined up in the "boarding" lane long before their boarding group was called. I almost missed my boarding group (which would have resulted in my carry-on being gate-checked all the way home) because the line was 40-deep. Only after asking the first person in line did I realize that the people lined up for "Boarding Group 3" were actually all Boarding Group 4. My flight didn't have working AC, and my seat didn't recline. I was burning up the whole time, and forced to sit at an unnaturally upright angle for the entirety of the 3.5 hour flight. I've never had a good experience with United. I will not be flying with them again."
Pros: "Wonderful timely departure and landing"
Pros: "Preassigned seating . . . that's about it."
Cons: "Well, we were greeted at the gate by an attendant who told us we'd probably miss our connecting flight and that we could go home and try again tomorrow or chance it. Then he charged $200 for my board bag (talking a surfboard to Costa Rica) and finally we arrived with 4 others just as our flight was scheduled to pull off and they couldn't be bothered to hold the plane for us as we sprinted across the airport."
Pros: "Quick flight , no complaints"
Cons: "The leg room for the seats is so tiny compared to other planes I’ve been on"
Cons: "My flight was canceled because of the hurricane in Houston which was completely understandable. Trying to rebook a flight was one of the worst experiences I've had on the phone. Over 2 hours on hold only for United to tell me to call back inside 24 hours of my requested departure (which was about 12 hours outside of the time I called). Bad customer service all around, both Kayak and United."
Pros: "The wi-fi entertainment was good"
Cons: "Unfriendly crew. Broken seat back, would not recline. Made crew aware and was basically told to deal with it. Delayed twice on my return lay over. Not a good experience overall."
Pros: "The plane seats were comfortable and I liked the entertainment offered."
Cons: "Crying babies."
Pros: "The captain made really good time and the crew was friendly and helpful."
Pros: "Flight was good , security and boarding was very unorganized , although I don't blame the airlines I think it more the San Diego Airport, I live there and often drive to John Wayne just to avoid the San Diego Airport Security inside and out is always disaster ."
Cons: "When I booked the flight, we chose seats but when we checked in they said we had never chosen seats and split up myself and my husband. To watch anything it was $7.99."
Pros: "Comfort of plane"
Cons: "Delay boarding, wait for a seat ticket, and gate to next terminal"
Pros: "Free bag check-in when booking with your United card."
Cons: "It took us 1 hr and 45 mins to get water. Everyone was parched and upset that we weren't getting any water. The air hostess was alone serving drinks, and the guy next to me pushed his call button , another air hostess came and he said " WHY AREN"T YOU HELPING HER? WE ARE ALL SO THIRSTY AND SHE IS GOING SO SLOW. YOU CAN ATLEAST HELP HER". Then the hostess went to help the one serving drinks alone. We finally got our water. It was upsetting for everyone."
Pros: "Everyone we dealt with was unbelievably kind and helpful. They had a wheelchair at the gate and helped push my disabled brother which was such a help for my elderly parents to make their connections. When I got my parents their tickets I was very apprehensive that it might be difficult making the connections but thanks to United's wonderful service their whole experience was fantastic. In the future I will always try to book United."
Pros: "Crew were nice and flight was on time."
Cons: "I didn't know i needed an app before i will be able to enjoy entertainment on board, so i had to pay for internet to be able to download the app to be able to watch movie. PA system wasn't gud."
Pros: "The hospitality of the crew."
Cons: "The amount of snacks that were served."
Cons: "The plane was not prepared to travel; snacks and beverages were note available during our flight because someone forgot to stock the plane."
Pros: "Crew was efficient and professional while being very congenial."
Cons: "Seats would't recline due to the emergency exit behind my row."
Cons: "The boarding was horrible. First it started 30 min late. Then we spent 30 min more because a technician was trying to fix one cabinet."
Pros: "We landed safely"
Cons: "The flight was delayed 3.5 hrs and there was minimal information given to us as customers. The on flight crew was pretty quiet and it just seemed like we weren't valued as folks that spent good money on your flight. It was also turbulent intermittently."
Cons: "The food was not satisfactory. Soon after take-off everyone received a skimpy packet of breadsticks. A while later a meal (lunch) was served. It was very good. Many hours later everyone received a packet of pretzels, etc. About an hour before arrival everyone received a sandwich in a plastic wrap. It was close to inedible. Beverage service was very good. However, the amount of food served was unacceptable. This seemed like a budget flight. Very different from the flight to Europe on a Lufthansa plane. This was on a United plane. Will make me think twice about flying to Europe on a United plane."
Cons: "Needed more that a 6oz cup of water, no free movies/TV."
Cons: "Service Food Flight attendants have a horrible attitud"
Pros: "Arrived on time, no luxury but great price."
Cons: "Smaller planes, but was expected for the value."
Pros: "Clean interiors"
Cons: "No thru checkin to destination Courtesy of crew a common theme Long transfer times between terminals in FRA"
Pros: "Shortened flight was unexpected & appreciated. Not sure if I lost some weight or united finally lengthened safety belts but I didn't need extension this trip."
Cons: "Feel like I got conned & ripped off over set upgrade at the checkin kyiosk. Offered an economy upgrade for $79 which actually was $94. I selected seat by window that had no other passengers listed in the seating aisle but somehow in the short period of time I upgrade & walked to gate a middle eastern family with 4 kids, none over 4yrs of age happen to book the seats in my aisle. It was not comfortable & definitely not an upgrade worthy of the xtra $ having kids kicking my chair, yelling, & crying majority of the trip. Had an extreme migraine when finally landed in Houston."
Pros: "I like the service, food was great, even the sanwiches were warm and good, movie's selection was good."
Cons: "I was in a row of thee sits, the two sits next to me were occupied by two small children, and the mother sat on the next row, the children needed to be sited next to their mom, and I was forced to exchange my sit with her. The noise was unbearable with them being separated"
Cons: "The TSA at New Orleans airport was rude"
Pros: "Seats were comfy, and the snack (caramel-filled waffle cookie) was a nice little treat."
Cons: "I didn't know to download the United entertainment app in advance. Once I found out at boarding, it was too late."
Pros: "Nice crew"
Cons: "seats are tight and my knees hit the back of the seat in front of me. Of course I got the middle seat where there is really no room!"
Pros: "The flight attendants were very nice and helpful."
Cons: "They did not provide alcoholic drinks, the TVs could only be accessed by paying for them, and there was NO food provided on an INTERNATIONAL flight. Absolutely ridiculous."
Cons: "The crew was pretty rude on this flight for some reason."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "The older female attendant was extremely rude . Noted her inability to communicate with an obvious mentally challenge teenager. This attenders needs to retire she appears to be very tired of her job giving United a very poor image."
Pros: "The Airbus 380 was nice"
Cons: "Lost our luggage took 4 days to finally get it"
Cons: "-Was a United flight despite being billed as Lufthansa, I always try and avoid United as I have had bad experiences in the past. -Was unable to choose seats online. -Upon check in was told that only middle seats were available for my partner and I away from each other even though we showed up 6 hours early in order to get good seats as we couldn't check in online. -We then paid extra to get seats next to each other (250 bucks) and the entertainment systems in those seats were broken. -When we told the flight attendant staff they said there was nothing they could do and were rude. -When trying to explain the situation to United Customer service they were also rude."
Pros: "No issues ELP to HOU"
Pros: "Rate and nice leg space seats"
Cons: "No entertainment without charge,not good,at least few Chanel's should be free"
Cons: "CRJ700 seats are like sitting on naked plywood. Very uncomfortable."
Pros: "Personal informed me on all the necessary steps for transfer and security control. Making change planes smooth and easy"
Pros: "The smooth landing & the kind flight attendants."
Pros: "Full refund"
Cons: "I suposed to arrive to Costa Rica today after 8.00 pm and I'm still in Houston, I have to pay by myself for the Hotel even when the delayed was because the ailine changed my itinerary."
Pros: "I like mostly all . Except that some safety aspects like people still carrying bulky and big carry on into the cabin."
Cons: "Due to weather conditions we were deviated to Austin. In cases like this, the airline should provide some food since passengers are not allowed to go out of the airplane. We spend 8 hours inside the aircraft no food or water offered."
Pros: "On time, no problem flight. Seat next to mine was empty."
Pros: "The crew was nice."
Cons: "Less leg room than any other airline, complementary food is real bad, they charge you for everything, movies, alcohol and food, in other airlines they do not charge you for none of the above!"
Pros: "United got my passengers from origin to destination on time."
Cons: "UA staff tried to intimidate my daughter into redesign sting her registered service dog as a "comfort aninal", and demanded that she describe the nature of the dog's service, IN DIRECT VIOLATION OF THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. UA staff also, at the outset of the flight, attempted to confiscate all food and drink items from passengers, so that UA could immediately sell food and drink items to passengers."
Cons: "The seat cushions were in terrible condition!!!"
Pros: "Smooth and plenty of juice and soda."
Cons: "I've never really felt cramped on a plane before this trip but maybe I'm fatter?"
Pros: "Great seat"
Pros: "Smooth flight"
Cons: "Middle seat"
Pros: "It was comfortable and inexpensive. I have used my United lounge card during my lay over for another Qatar flight."
Pros: "I was comfortable. I entered and exited the plane very fast."
Pros: "The crew/pilot was excellent he got us an hour prior to schedule, however, the stewardess did not have good training to lay down rules i.e. going bathroom. They can be stricted but nice."
Cons: "Food not snacks should be an option to purchase."
Pros: "Crew was very nice."
Cons: "Was late"
Cons: "The change of flights. Had to stay in airport overnight!"
Pros: "Your flight crew on this flight was absolutely amazing and professional. I fly quite often and this was my first trip flying Frontier Airlines and I was not disappointed. I would like to say a special shout out to Stacy who was amazing at her job and very professional. It's refreshing and nice seeing somebody who actually wants to be there and enjoys their job. Please pass on my gratitude to Stacy as it awesome flight. Go as far to say give this woman a raise! Thank you very much I will definitely fly again."
Cons: "Getting off the plane seemed like it took forever but honestly no complaints other than that. Thank you."
Pros: "inexpensive fLight."
Cons: "paYing for coffee. paying for carry oNs."
Cons: "Paying $3.00 for a $.50 soda, paying for carry on bag. very uncomfortable seats, no entertainment at all for such a long flight. need I go on?"
Pros: "It gets you from point A to point B."
Cons: "By the time you add a bag, you can fly another airline. And if you're over 6', it's not worth it. I'm 6'4", and my knees touched the seat in front of me for the whole flight. Seats don't recline, so I couldn't adjust at all."
Pros: "The flight was uneventful."
Cons: "2 hour and 45 minute delay. Nothing offered in compensation, paying for every bag, and the seats are uncomfortable."
Pros: "Good flight. Accommodating. Will fly again. Cheap flights"
Pros: "The attendants and the crew were very sympathetic and did everything in their power to accommodate the passages due to the delay."
Cons: "Waiting in the airport from 7 am to 2 pm due to multiple flight delays. I had a short trip and the first day would have allowed time to sight see before the conference. We arrived to late in the evening to visit any sights."
Pros: "Flight was smooth and attendants were courteous"
Cons: "Flights were delayed both ways, seats were not adjustable, no free snacks"
Cons: "Why should anyone want to book a flight only to find out that the ticket price doesnt include a seat................. for a seat there's an additional charge. And then a charge for a carry on bag of $40. Your airline is ridiculous!"
Pros: "I'm 6'3" and simply cannot get comfortable in a plane seat."
Cons: "First of I got double charged for my bags second flight delayed for no reason n seats are extremely uncomfortable we arrived n we stuck in the airport for 30 mins no reason bags took an entire hr so I just left my bag"
Pros: "Pissed to be charged 60 dollars for a carry on briefcase. Fuel costs are down its about time these airlines stop gouging us. I try not to fly Frontier and this reminded me why."
Cons: "Flight delayed over 6 hours and they still charged an arm and leg for everything"
Cons: "This airline has lots of extra fees on top of the ticket price. It was $13 to pick a seat each way and $30 to bring a bag. I would never fly this airline ever again. I would rather pay more money and fly United or American Airlines"
Pros: "seats were some what comfortable"
Cons: "did not like the fact that I had to pay extra for a seat when I already purchased a ticket"
Pros: "Getting off the plane."
Cons: "Frontier is all around archaic in a modern world."
Cons: "Delayed 3 hours, then told flight was cancelled! Frontier did nothing for passengers! Return flight had over 2 hour delay! We changed carrier and had no problems. Will never fly Frontier again!"
Pros: "There's nothing bad about Frontier's service. Flights were on time, staff was courteous."
Cons: "BUT, they don't honor Global Entry or TSA Pre-Check, which is ridiculous! The ticketing agent told me "it's not in the budget." Had I known this ahead of time I wouldn't have purchased a ticket from Frontier. The security lines were incredibly long in Denver and this added a good 30 minutes to my passage through the airport."
Pros: "I didn't have to pay extra for my seat with extra leg room"
Cons: "There was confusion about my seat"
Cons: "$60 for a carry on?"
Cons: "Crew was not very friendly, seats are not comfortable, and baggage is too expensive."
Cons: "Frontier is the worst airline ever. Make it look like a cheaper fare but charge you for every possible thing they can. Your seat, drinks and even your damn carry on bag. NEVER AGAIN."
Pros: "i was charged 40$ for a small carry on baggage."
Pros: "Staff was very nice"
Cons: "Flight delayed for or more hours sat on runway for at least two expected at least a free drink but was still charged for every soda and snack bar"
Pros: "Flight was delayed about 3 hours. First was a delay of 1 and half hours for maintenance, then they brought a different plane. Then we were delayed an hour on the tarmack for an hour due to weather. Not their fault But all we were offered was water. Brew was very nice. Just really felt that due to "double whammy". Should have at least got a coke. They also charge $40 for carry on bag. Really."
Cons: "The fact that the flight was delayed by 3 hours for some "minor maintenance" problem. You want to do your maintenance on the passenger's time. You suck."
Pros: "Prepaod for bags. Could not print boarding pass even though I had checked in online. There was not enough crew to actually issue boarding passes and take bags at the check in line and we only have 35 minutes to get through security , arrived at airport 90 minutes prior. I am not A fan of being rushed when traveling so probably will not use your airline in the future"
Pros: "The crew was nice. Never have I been so delayed with little to no information, but they were doing the best they could.."
Cons: "Horrible delays, no information, tons of hidden costs, and did I mention horrible delays?!"
Pros: "Short flight"
Cons: "Flying from Denver to Houston I didn't need to pay for a carry on bag because I was told my bag would fit under my seat (and it did). On my return flight was told by the (unfriendly) staff member that I needed to place my bag in this VERY small contraption and if it fit I would not need to pay for my bag. Unfortunately, my bag did not fit however; I was able to place my bag under the seat in front of me for the entire flight. Previously in November I had to pay an additional $75 for my checked bag being 4 lbs overweight. That is highway robbery, I could have checked in another bag for less than that. I will no longer fly Frontier because I am extremely dissatisfied with their service."
Pros: "I was easliy checked in"
Cons: "It was more then an hr late The plabe shook all the ride long It felt terribly unstable"
Cons: "The cabin crew can be a bit more friendly. There were several exit-row seats empty and I saw they asked somebody to leave one of those who swapped seats during the flight. If this is the company's policy, they can announce it in the beginning which would make things easier."
Pros: "We arrived at our destination early for both the flight toward Houston and back to Vegas."
Cons: "I cancelled my carry on ticket, but was disappointed to find out it couldn't get charged back to my card but instead I have $70 in flight credit now that I might not even use."
Cons: "No drinks like coffee provided free"
Cons: "more than 90 minutes of delay.."
Pros: "Of course it's better to be safe than sorry but there should be a better system in place to check security measures. The delay was inconvenient. Hope it's resolved next time.."
Cons: "There was a 2 hour delay because of a security measure. Which we understand, however like previously noted - we should have a more efficient system in place to handle these security measures."
Pros: "I liked how inexpensive the flight was. Flight crew was nice!"
Cons: "Seats weren't comfortable and I had 0 legroom"
Pros: "The staff was very nice/pleasant."
Cons: "It can't be even termed as a lowcost airline when they try to get out of u every nickel n dime for every basic facility tht one may expect. The seats are horrible with virtually no leg space... Wouldn't recommend it nor fly it again if given a chance."
Pros: "Customer service during flight check-in was great, quick, friendly and efficient"
Cons: "Overall attitude of main female flight attendant, simply condescending and overall rude."
Pros: "Flight was good and crew very good and friendly. Pushed back on time and arrived early"
Cons: "Tight quarters"
Pros: "If you are looking for fair prices and a over good service, then this airline is good for you. Extra bonus they are running a miles program that is pretty good vs other airline credit cards. They are basically giving 2 free round trips round for the annual fee of the card and any purchase."
Cons: "Hidden fees every where"
Pros: "I liked that the plane was mostly clean, as it was new most likely, and that the ticket was very well priced. The cabin seemed spacious and well lit and the trim leather seats are a great modern design that were just as comfortable as all of the cushion seats on other planes."
Cons: "No email was sent with the check-in options or with how to pay for a bag ahead of time so that you wouldn't get charged more once you were at the airport."
Pros: "Eventually the flight got us where we need to go and the staff seemed a little tired but managed to smile and keep a positive attitude despite the plane full of disgruntled passengers. Not an easy task so kudos to the crew. I was flying back to Texas for a family reunion with my 2 kids and my girlfriend. The way your company handles this situation will help me further decide on whether I use your airlines in the future."
Cons: "Please see the above, being delayed 3 times for a total of 5 hours, being given food vouchers after we had already eaten that were only good for certain shops between certain times and can only be used for food items not gifts. Being given flight vouchers per passenger instead of being given to myself who purchased the 4 flights. My kids are underage and not working they cannot afford the airfare I believe the vouchers given as an apology that cannot be used in this fashion. Had the vouchers been given to me, perhaps my girlfriend and I could fly somewhere this spring perhaps to a friend's wedding. Because the flight vouchers or individual it comes across as a marketing ploy knowing that they will not be used, an insincere apology. I believe that the credit should be at the purchaser's discretion. That would make me a much happier customer. The way the situation is handled will help me further decide on whether I use your airline in the future. I hope you taking use this information to make changes to your policy to make them more customer friendly. Sincerely , John Gilchriest Phoenix Arizona"
Pros: "every thing"
Pros: "Boarding was fast."
Cons: "They lost luggage and did not supply complete or effecient information on how the process would be handled. Had to make several calls."
Cons: "Tight seating"
Cons: "No tv"
Pros: "On time, easy boarding, smooth flight"
Cons: "Baggage check agent spent 30 minutes explaining why car seats can’t be checked to family in front of me, while he had a line of about 10 people behind me. Added unnecessary, frustrating feelings to an already stressful experience traveling. Very poor situational awareness and no sense of urgency."
Pros: "The crew was very helpful and pleasant."
Cons: "Seats really should be able to recline."
Pros: "Loved the large seat up front well worth the money to upgrade. Crew was very nice and pleasant."
Cons: "Nothing I didn't like."
Pros: "Nothing. It's a horrible airline. Never again will I fly Spirit."
Cons: "Two cancelled flights in one day. 27 hrs of travel"
Pros: "When we went to the ticket counter to drop off our check bag, we learned there was a mistake with our tickets and we had only paid for the check bag on one leg of the round trip flight. Jack saved the day and got us fixed up without charging any penalty fees."
Pros: "Got an email cancelling my flight for no reason & not even a clue or suggestion as to what I should do so I called & was put on hold for 2 hours & had to hang up & buy another ticket."
Pros: "The flight price is good, but they will quickly add extra fees if you aren't careful! Check in online & print your own boarding pass or pay $10. Don't just buy luggage that indicates the measurements are in line with their free carry-on measurements because they will be happy to charge $65 per bag because the wheels or handle makes it a fraction of an inch too wide! You'll pay to choose a seat next to your companion or if you want a cup of coffee. Be careful with Spirit Airlines. THEY START OFF WITH THE BEST PRICE, BUT THE EXTRA FEES MAKE THEM AS EXPENSIVE OR MORE EXPENSIVE THAN THEIR COMPETITORS!"
Cons: "They will quickly add extra fees if you aren't careful! Check in online & print your own boarding pass or pay $10. Don't just buy luggage that fits their free carry-on measurements because they will be happy to charge $65 per bag because the wheels or handle makes it a fraction of an inch too wide! You'll pay to choose a seat next to your companion or if you want a cup of coffee. Be careful with Spirit Airlines. They wanted to charge us for 2 carry on bags $260 RT because the two carry-ons were 1/16th inches too wide. Their attitude was all about themselves with a merciless disregard for the passenger. Their website shows the free carry-on measurement without indicating the wheels or handles inclusion, but you'll find that part in the small print below, and then at the gate, they have you "flagged" because you didn't pay an extra fee for a checked bag. When they scanned our boarding passes, they immediately told us to step aside to measure our bags, telling us to pay $130. We ripped off the wheels and handles in front of them and they still harassed us over a sixteenth of a inch piece of plastic that made it slightly too wide to fit into their frame/mold...1/16th of an inch! Rediculous!! We will never fly them again! Be warned!"
Pros: "Low price, clean plane and arrived safely."
Cons: "40 pound limit of. Bag I paid $50 for and 41 pounds means another $30. No drink or peanuts."
Cons: "Flight was canceled. Didn't have a flight out for 5 days..."
Pros: "All I had was cash, and the onboard snacks/drinks are card only."
Pros: "Ease of boarding. Departure and arrival on time. Friendly attendants."
Cons: "Really small under the seat space and uncomfortable seats."
Pros: "Finally getting home."
Cons: "Rude crew, charge for luggage (100), seat(65) and carry ons (40). I thought if I paid 735 for two tickets to CA round trip from BWI I would not have any hidden fees."
Pros: "Spirit is significantly less expensive"
Cons: "Spirit is a huge hassle in every way. You need to pre-print boarding passes, prepay luggage (carryon too), etc. Everything is done to find a way to charge you. Luggage can only be FORTY lbs., not 50, or more fees. I managed to avoid all the extra fees as much as possible, but it's a pain to have to think about it and plan for it. Unless you REALLY need the money, there are so many better airline choices."
Cons: "Missed this flight because I never received a notice for this flight departing 40 minutes earlier than the scheduled time."
Cons: "All around bad experience will never flight this airline again."
Cons: "Wanted to change my ticket from Sunday to Monday and had to actually wind up buying another ticket was cheaper too purchase a new ticket then it was to change my reservation for one day."
Pros: "Gets you from point A to point B at a reasonable price!"
Cons: "It was ridiculous how I had to pay 55.00 for my carry on to my destination and BACK. Did NOT expect that. So 110.00 total. Felt like I had to buy my carry one it's own personal ticket to fly with me as if it was another person that u had to put in a little storage over my head."
Cons: "Overpriced for the "minimalist" design. Garbage crew, ripoff prices. Do not recommend using Spirit. Ever."
Pros: "Awesome staff"
Cons: "Bag fees"
Pros: "Low initial price"
Cons: "Seats are not proper airplane seats"
Pros: "The crew was very nice and joyful. Made the flght fun."
Cons: "My flight was cancelled and I had to pay for another airline to fly me home because Spirit wouldn't compensate for days and I needed to be home. I won't be flying with Spirit again because when it is fault of an airline that you miss your flight, they should make arrangenents for you to get back."
Pros: "The stewardess were friendly"
Cons: "The one foot space you had to get in your seats with way too small for a fat girl like me"
Pros: "Not a thing"
Cons: "Unexpected fees cost more than ticket. 50 for checked, 42 for carry-on, seats from 14 to 50 per leg of trip, and 4 for water in flight."
Cons: "They cancelled our flight 3 hours before departure and didn't offer another flight until 3 days later!!! Horrible company!! Will never book with them ever again!!"
Pros: "Never had a chance as my flight was cancelled a few hours prior to take off."
Cons: "How awful to have a flight cancelled within hours of departure, creating a difficult situation for transportation there and the people picking me up on the other end. Unreliable airline."
Cons: "The "savings" I thought I was getting by purchasing this ticket didn't even count once all was said and done. With all the little hidden charges they put in, it ends up being the same or more. Plus the chairs don't recline! Had I known that I definitely would have never booked on here. There was so little space between the seats that I could see why they couldn't physically recline, but as someone with back issues, this is completely unacceptable. Next time I'll go with a major airline and enjoy the comforts of their actual coach seats...with the extra leg room and reclining seats."
Pros: "It was on time"
Pros: "My flight from San Diego to Houston, TX was Awesome minus the seats, couldn't get comfortable! I'm tall, so my knees were pressed against the seat in front of me. That's really my only complaint! Oh my bad, I forgot to add the ticket counter..the ticket doesn't open until 5:45 so as a result of that, the line was super long! Free bags and head of the line privileges(Military), quick cheap flight from San Diego to Houston at the last minute=winning! If Spirit continue to improve their airline and I can get an exit row, I will be taking this flight more often!"
Cons: "Long lines, due to Spirit opening less than two hours(5:45) before their morning flight( it builds anxiety of missing the flight), you pay for refreshments, and the lack of comfort because of the seats being too close!"
Pros: "Very expeditious handling of a long line at check in. Timely boarding and on time departure. We had originally planned to have an extra suitcase with us but didn't need it. There was no offer from counter staff to refund that cost. In flight staff was very efficient. Your threat of extra costs for carry on luggage seem to ensure people didn't bring any unreasonably sized carryon items and there was plenty of overhead bin space."
Cons: "Seats aren't that comfortable. Costs - for someone travelling with normal luggage and a carryon the fees nickle-dime you to the point that you save nothing. Very noisey landing - sounded like the plane was going to vibrate apart."
Pros: "Crew is very friendly!!"
Pros: "Air line told me that they did not have a well enough crew to manage the plane when the air line ticket was purchased 2 months in advance. Also unwilling to move me to a different flight the day of my cancelation or unwilling to find me a flight to replace my cancelled flight."
Pros: "The friendly staff made me feel welcome"
Cons: "The comfort of the seats And to pay extra for just one luggage"
Pros: "I enjoyed the smooth ride and coming and going"
Cons: "I believed and considered it a rip off having to check 3 other bags that weight less than 20 pounds at the chk in and charged me $50 each . I only had to chk in a big luggage that weigh 45 pounds and paid $55.00 going to Houston Texas then to sandiago California. How is it that i was able to carry on my other three small luggages (one per person.....a total of three people ) to then charge me .....$211.00 coming from sandiego back home? The gentle man who chked all my bags said " I got lucky at the begining of my trip !!.....WHAT IS GOING ON ? ....I have been flying spirit for over 20 years and i have NEVER encounted such horrable service that alone charged a ridiculously price for my small luggages. .....I will never fly spirit airline AGAIN ......."
Pros: "We had to pay an additional $150 for carry on luggage. (I was never told this when I bought the tickets) No snacks or drinks were given on a trip literally across the United States. Terrible service and super cramped seating. Never flying spirit air again. Ever."
Cons: "Flat rate my dying rear!! You are charged out the hind end for everything from CARRY ON baggage to getting your seat including for heaven sake, water on the aircraft. Flight attendants don't even notice you unless you have a debit or credit card at the ready! If I were offered a free flight, I would transfer it to Southwest!!! After all was said and done, this flight cost more than a first class flight on a different airline! At least with them you know what you are getting for your money up front"
Pros: "55.00 charge for each lugage. Know yu will have no customer from my stand point."
Cons: "Spirit have lost me as costomer foe ever regardles if offers me a free rate."
Pros: "loved the exit seats."
Pros: "There was room in the overheads so things boarded quickly."
Cons: "No TSA Pre on Spirit?! That's ridiculous!"
Cons: "The crew or staff was not wanting me or allowing me to board after I paid for my luggage and I was still 15 minothong was fire free not even waterns before take off it was only because the flight mechanic was late that I a paying customer was allowed on the plane."
Pros: "Clean plane. Comfortable. Easy boarding."
Cons: "Paying for a carry on bag seems completely insane to me. And the amount you pay to do so is astronomical."
Cons: "They wouldn't give me a glass of water. They charge to use the overhead bins. They charge $50 a bag. I wouldn't be surprised if they charged for using the bathroom. Never again."
Cons: "Flight attendants appear a bit distressed in their appearance, bad hair day, wrinkled unifoms......"
Cons: "I was late to two appointments because of the late arrival"
Pros: "Friendly staff. Efficiency of boarding and bag handling. Low price."
Cons: "Deceptive pricing. Didn't realize they charge for carry on bags. Seats felt like a bad McDonald's. Everything costs."
Cons: "Checked in online (extra $149!!), the site took my credit card information and entered a zero balance but had an error message on printing boarding pass. I went through check in process again without paying for anything and it checked me in with no paid bags. Knowing Spirit charges more at the airport. I called spirit - 45 minutes call, I was told my credit card was not charged and that he would "uncheck me" so I could go online to redo in 1 hour. 2 hours later called (45 min call), Christine told me she would "uncheck me" and I would have to go online to redo check in in 1 - 2 hours, 3 hours later called (60 min), I was walked through recheck in online during the call."
Cons: "I checked in the day before my flight and saved the boarding passes on my phone, but apparently Spirit does not scan boarding passes. They then told me I was late checking in, even though I did the day before. They rushed me off to the gate, and had me initial a tag for my luggage saying it was because I was late checking in. I did so, and ran to my gate. I arrived in Fort Lauderdale, my destination, to find that they sent my luggage on a different flight. It was difficult for me to obtain the time my luggage would be arriving, and when I finally did, I had to make a special trip to pick it up (45 minute drive), because the delivery fee was $60 cash. I called customer service and got no where with them, as they defended their employees rather than apologizing for my dissatisfaction."
Pros: "Just the cheap price Crew was friendly"
Cons: "No complimentary service on the flight. Not even water and peanuts. Seats didn't even recline. Need to make announcements once boarding is complete to allow passengers to move into empty seats to avoid seating 3 to a row while there are lots of seats open."
Pros: "Prices great"
Cons: "Re-defines the often used term for airlines as 'cattle cars' Tiny seats scrunched together. The baggage fees and terms are absolutely predatory. They don't do it, as they say, to improve efficiency. It is solely to suck you into buying a ticket, then (bait and switch comes to mind) they squeeze lots more money from you. So - how do they really justify charging as much or more for few small bags as the overall ticket price?? Absolutely predatory and lots of people are blindsided by it. In wait to board, one woman said she actually paid for baggage at time she booked flight, then when checked in, they weighed her bag ad wanted additional #50.- because it was 2 lbs over weight. I HATE Spirit and only fly it when no other good option is available. HATE HATE HATE!!!"
Cons: "No drink service and poor food selection"