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Top 5 airlines serving San Diego to Minneapolis St Paul
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Pros: "Crew and all folks. I had not flown Delta for a while. Based on this flight, I’ll put Delta as a first option in future plans."
Cons: "Bring ear buds if you want to watch/listen to a movie. Delta changes for ear buds Everything else was fine"
Pros: "Crew, exit row seat"
Pros: "The crew was wonderful, the food was great, the ride was wonderful."
Cons: "I had a 4 hour layover in Minneapolis, there was another flight to Denver that I meant I could’ve been home three hours earlier had I done standby, but because I had a cheaper ticket I was not allowed that opportunity. That makes absolutely no sense to me seeing as my flight was packed. I’m sorry my flight saved me money"
Pros: "seating, food, service"
Pros: "Boarding was quick Flight experience was good"
Cons: "Leg space was less Take off got delayed"
Pros: "Everything went as planned!"
Pros: "That we finally arrived."
Cons: "That we didn't arrive even remotely close to when we were supposed to."
Cons: "They take them forever to find me another fly ,make miss my other fly, my work my time and my sleep"
Pros: "I love it when there is a TV screen at my seat."
Pros: "Great crew on board!"
Cons: "The re route to MSP... Seven hour flight time for a two and half hour flight..."
Pros: "Fabulous fight. Attentive staff and I love the free entertainment tv’s."
Pros: "Good entertainment options, on-time departure and arrival."
Cons: "Had to stow backpack under seat due to full flight. How is this still the norm? Wi-fi not working."
Pros: "Flight attrndants on delta are mostly ok-- but there are several with bad attitudes who cannot communicate They will just point at things and mumble incoherently with incomplete sentences They will not turn there hips when walking down the aisle to avoid hitting people & they"
Cons: "Flight attendants are miserable"
Cons: "They delayed the takeoff because of catering, really over a half hour because you wanted to sell more sandwiches. So you make us late and the poor people who had connecting flight, it just does not make sense."
Pros: "Lincoln ground staff is top notch. Friendly Midwest people."
Pros: "On Time"
Pros: "On Time"
Pros: "The aircraft was new and most flight crew were nice."
Cons: "Way too many useless announcements by the copilot and the lead flight attendant. Keep it short. Don't get back on once you put the mic back. And how about announcing th baggage claim carousel if your going to interrupt as much as you did."
Pros: "My first and last time flying Delta! Everything that could have went wrong, did in fact go wrong. We were re-booked on connecting flights different then the one we originally booked and weren't even notified. They have a Delta app, but it doesn't even work right. Unless you physically go to the gate to check to see if the flight is on time, that is the only was to find out if you are re-booked onto a different flight or not. I have never flown an airline that re-books you on a different flight when they feel like it. I wouldn't recommend Delta Airlines to my worse enemy!"
Pros: "on time. great flight attendnant"
Pros: "Meal quality has improved"
Pros: "Very easy flight & process"
Cons: "plane had to go back to the gate to lose 1500 pounds. cant they calculate this while loading?"
Pros: "Ticket agent upon checkin was super friendly. Great way to start my long flight to Singapore. Departed and arrived on time."
Pros: "Excellent crew"
Cons: "Leg room"
Pros: "Liked the entertainment option. I was able to watch most of a movie on the first flight, then pick up the end on the second. B737-900 ER is a nice plane"
Cons: "Boarding sequence seems inefficient"
Pros: "Smooth flight. Early arrival."
Pros: "Having some free and pay movies adds to any inconvenience that may be outside of any control."
Pros: "Awesome stewardist (I wish I got her name) noticed that I was in a tight spot near a larger person and moved me to another location that was more comfortable."
Cons: "size of seats for larger people, I realize not much can be done."
Pros: "Decent choice of entertainment options."
Cons: "Crew was racist, grumpy and dismissive. Boarding on and off the plane was chaotic to say the least."
Cons: "I hate when the gate isn't controlled so people in later boarding zones are blocking your way onto the jetway."
Cons: "Not enough sitting space felt very cramped"
Pros: "The crew, and boarding quickly"
Cons: "The flight was packed. It was hot as we boarded. The seat was tight and uncomfortable"
Pros: "The NYC based crew was young, exciting, and highly professional. I have avoided Delta for many years for long out-of-date reasons. I'm pleased to say that my experience on this flight has changed my perception. I won't avoid a Delta flight in the future."
Pros: "This flight was very smooth sailing, and I loved the fact I had an option to watch a movie, and the crew were very nice."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Seat comfort poor. Áisle too narrow. Restrooms too small."
Pros: "Nice staff"
Cons: "No leg room, tight squeeze, charge for checked bags, no room for carryon luggage, bin compartments are too small"
Pros: "The cookies were great, the captain was very good and gave good excuse's On why we we were behind."
Cons: "The pilot was great and keep us informed on the delays, but the tall flight attendant was very cold to the passenger's, and rude at times. Very unlike your crews from past flights. I pray my flight next week home goes Ok."
Cons: "Seated next to annoying, loud family--not Delta's fault. One flight attendant seemed bored and even a little tired of her job--quick, memorized replies and no smiles."
Pros: "FOR A BUSY AIRPORT IT WAS A FRIENDLY SERVICE DAY"
Cons: "NOTHING IT WAS GOOD AND THANK YOU"
Pros: "IT WAS A GOOD TRIP AND THANK YOU"
Cons: "EVERYONE ON THIS PART ON MY TRIP WAS FRIENDLY"
Pros: "Flight was smooth once it finally left."
Cons: "Plane was delayed coming in, due to mechanical reasons. So I missed my connection and had to take the later flight. Ended up sitting in Minneapolis for 5 hours waiting for my flight. Had to cancel my rental car cause they close at 8 and my new flight didn't get in til after 9. Because of that I had to have my parents drive 2 hours at night in the snow to pick me up. I booked this flight months ago and had everything set so it would be smooth, but it turned into an all day ordeal that Delta offered nothing more then a, sorry for your inconvenience."
Cons: "Flight was an hour late getting into Raleigh, so an hour late leaving Raleigh for MSP. That gave barely enough time to hurry straight to the gate for the MSP to MSO flight."
Pros: "Good flight, on time, uneventful. The best kind"
Cons: "No free beer :)"
Cons: "The spacing between the seats and in the aisles was almost nonexistent."
Pros: "It was great and very roomy I felt like a movie STAR!!!"
Pros: "Having a direct flight was good. Staff were excellent"
Cons: "Seats were uncomfortable. I gave them my global entry number at check-in but they said they often didn’t have access to TSA pre-check. Had never experienced this with an airline"
Pros: "The pilot was great at pointing out landmarks made the flight very enjoyable"
Cons: "I was placed on standby and almost got bumped from the flight because too many tickets were sold."
Pros: "Lots of leg room, friendly staff, trouble-free flight."
Cons: "Nothing that I can think of."
Pros: "Everything was wonderful. The flight was uneventful which is exactly what you want."
Pros: "Brand new seats"
Cons: "Check in desk was farthest possible desk in airport"
Cons: "Our flight was delayed about an hour and 25 min. Also my tray was broke. Sun country should think about adding wifi like delta No snacks provided."
Cons: "No Wifi"
Pros: "I like that first class was a very affordable upgrade. It was definitely worth it. I have bad knees so the extra room was needed otherwise I cannot bare the pain I get from not being able to move my legs. The crew was very pleasant and attentive. Overall, I really enjoyed the flight."
Cons: "Even though I was in first class, there wasn't as much leg room where I was seated on my return flight. I was sitting in the front row, and the wall in front of me was quite close. And I was a little surprised that there was no wifi option to purchase during flight. This would have been helpful to allow me to continue to work during that time."
Pros: "The seats weren't overly crammed. They checkin agent offered us complimentary checkin of our carryons due to a full flight. That was nice."
Pros: "Nice EZ flight."
Pros: "Flight took off and landed on time. There was a beverage service."
Cons: "Ticket counter was understaffed and staff that were there were slow. Strangely, no kiosk at which to print boarding passes so some people were in line just to print a boarding pass, which made the wait even longer."
Pros: "My daughter and I got a real kick out of the information sheet for what to do in an emergency."
Pros: "voucher for hotel"
Cons: "Sun Country flight was struck by lighting and was diverted. sun country was not helpful and was confused about theire own policies anddid not offer soIutions. This was a familiy get together I had to purchase a flight from delta that left the same time and was able to make the flight, but was rejected by Iceland Air because they had rebook me for the Sunday Flight without communication. I am disappointed in Sun Country as they did not relay the information that I purchase the flight from Delta that lands that same time. I am disappointed that I was not texted with any update as my email and phone number. I am sad because this was a day I lost wiith my family that I have not seen for years. This is time lost that cannot be returned."
Pros: "They eventually got me home. No snack, no fluff, but they did get me home."
Pros: "Employees were courteous."
Cons: "Difficult to book seats because computer was malfunctioning; flight was one hour late, so we arrived at about midnight. Baggage was late coming off plane."
Cons: "The ticketing agents don't show up until two hours before the flight, so you can't check luggage or go anywhere to get food before that. The area to wait only has chairs -- no outlets for plugging in devices or anything else. When the agents show up, there is a mad dash to get in line and the processing takes even longer. If they are going to leave the desk unmanned, there should be a number system."
Pros: "I enjoyed my flight. It was not a full flight. I had a row by myself and spent quiet time reading. The crew were friendly and rendered excellent service."
Cons: "I would like better food choices."
Pros: "VERY NICE LOVE THAT IT WAS A DIRECT FLIGHT."
Cons: "NO LEG ROOM.LOVE"
Pros: "Professional courteous."
Pros: "Crew is polite, boarding is prompt, seats are comfortable, better leg room, Cambria magazine was interesting, affordable"
Cons: "Please add wifi"
Pros: "Good fare, on time, courteous crew."
Pros: "Gave a heads up about delay."
Cons: "Delayed 40min..."
Pros: "I liked that it was a direct flight and you could pay just a little extra and sit where you wanted. Because the ticket was so cheap to start with, I was able to do this. I paid extra for an exit row and it was worth it! Plus not at all crowded, unlike most of the flights I've been on recently."
Cons: "The seats are very close together!!! They don't provide any snacks, but if you know this going in, you can be prepared."
Cons: "The flight was delayed due to "paperwork not being properly filled out." No one from the flight crew could explain what was happening and this delay almost cost me to miss my next flight. Other than that the seats are small in the planes and seem to be out of the 1990s with no added perks. JetBlue rules."
Cons: "No free food"
Pros: "Good timing of the flight both to and from San Diego. ."
Pros: "I liked the boarding process"
Cons: "Would be nice if they had wifi."
Pros: "Everything you would expect"
Cons: "Shorter flight so only a beverage included. I don't fly much but breakfast sandwich at 10am would be better than cheese burger."
Pros: "Most things."
Cons: "No wifi."
Pros: "I was impressed with the low fare for my round trip to and from SanDiego from Washington DC."
Cons: "The service on my returning flight was horrible. I was forced to wait to use the bathroom because they closed down the bathroom in the front of the plane for 1st class only. Now normally I wouldn't be upset with that but after about an hour of waiting for the snack cart to go by ( i was in seat 5, the snack cart was probably near 20-21 in the back) I kindly asked the flight attendant if I would be able to use the front bathroom, she responded with " you're gonna have to hold it, the flight attendant in the front won't let you in that bathroom, as its ONLY for 1st class passengers. If that wasn't enough, I also had to suffer while my seat continued to be kicked for the entire flight (3hr30min) by the person behind me. I WILL NOT BE FLYING WITH THIS AIRLINE AGAIN. HORRIBLE SERVICE HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE."
Pros: "Punctual flight; pleasant staff at check-in"
Cons: "No snacks. Inconscionably tortuous leg-room situation for anyone of normal stature."
Pros: "Quick and easy boarding."
Cons: "The size of the seating area. I'm a big guy and don't have much room on the plane."
Pros: "The price was great. But there were no snacks and the plane wa really cold and the did not offer any blankets. You would have had to pay $5.00"
Pros: "Price Seat Comfort Hub Airport Staff Attitude"
Cons: "Always a layover in MSP. Charges for food and entertainment."
Pros: "The crew was very friendly and the flight from take off to landing was smooth."
Cons: "I didn't pay attention to where my seat was and ended up in the row in front of the emergency exit row and due to this my seat couldn't recline."
Pros: "Humphrey terminal in Minneapolis is a refreshing change from our other travels out of the Lindbergh terminal. Plane was clean, on time and a pleasant flight."
Cons: "The on line aspect of check in, printing of boarding passes etc was nonexistent."
Pros: "Crew was friendly and helpful"
Cons: "$20.00 checked bag fee. Other people bringing all their luggage with them on the plane."
Pros: "I sincerely appreciated being able to board as a priority because of my military service."
Cons: "Complimentary beverage but no snack, not even a cookie."
Pros: "We just loved taking Sun Country. The lines were shorter everything was very efficient and we got to and from San Diego on time. Who could ask for more?"
Pros: "Great staff - very positive and extremely helpful"
Cons: "Wifi would have been nice :) A small free snack would have been good too"
Pros: "Great experience. Can't wait to use sun country again"
Pros: "Very friendly staff, good leg room, clean"
Pros: "Smaller lines at terminal 2 in MSP On time both ways"
Cons: "Web site did not work for pre checkin No app for paperless boarding pass No technology on older planes (WiFi or screens)"
Pros: "Great flight crew. Friendly and helpful. Made for a more comfortable time to travel."
Pros: "Crew was attentive and friendly."
Cons: "Hamburger was lack luster."
Cons: "They board early!"
Pros: "When I was checking in I didn't have a seat assigned for my return flight. The check-in agent was nice to offer me the exit row seat. I like the extra legroom for the rows of seats. Delta has gotten smaller. The flight left and arrived on time. I would definitely consider flying Sun Country more often. It was also a cheaper flight than what I was finding. Great experience."
Cons: "You don't get a snack. Also, on the return flight, the stewardess was serving the 1st class passengers while people were trying to board. It was very hectic."
Pros: "The comfort of preferred seating, flight attendent was really nice"
Cons: "No free snacks"
Pros: "Easy, no hassles, good price- Mpls. Airport is a nightmare, though. In terms of changing terminals"
Cons: "Nothing really- no meal service but not an issue- rather bad cup of coffee"
Cons: "Aircraft was out of the 1970's. No USB or entertainment. Wi-fi was bust on the plane. Will avoid American next time when booking."
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."
Cons: "Flight was delayed several hours due to an issue with the plane. Didn't get to our destination until close to 2am."
Cons: "This is the second American Airlines flight we have had in less than two months where there was an issue with the plane and multiple delays lasting hours. I understand delays happen, but we've had two late evening flights turn into red-eyes while traveling with one of our children. Will not be flying American Airlines again."
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."
Cons: "delayed/not on time"
Cons: "Condescending staff, lackadaisical crew, pitiful excuses of why we were delayed."
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."
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"
Pros: "Friendly flight attendants and nice to kids"
Cons: "Being held inside the plane for a total of 5:30 hours before taking off. Even if there were several concurring factors, it it necessary to find a better procedure in order to avoid keeping passangers inside a plane with the prospect of taking off in the next half hour repeated every half hour! For the ones of us traveling with children it is even worse, and becomes a real nightmare."
Pros: "Reliable and efficient."
Cons: "It took a while for the luggage to be delivered to the claim area, but it was very late in the day so I guess it is to be expected."
Cons: "New cheap fare is honestly offensive trash."
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: "Fairly regular updates from Captain, approx every 15-30 minutes. Flight attendants were ok, performed duties as expected. Announcements were difficult to hear over sound system. I don't know if Captain and the flight attendants were soft-spoken, or if the volume was not turned high enough, but I could hear less than have of what was said over the audio system."
Cons: "On the plane for approx six hours. Sat for two hours at the gate, then another hour on the tarmac. Would have been more bearable, but AA's seats are sooooooo close together, that there is nowhere near enough room to stretch legs when weather causes delays. AA's seats are the most uncomfortable (in regard to space and lumbar support) of the three major airlines."
Cons: "No priority boarding for people with babies and toddlers"
Pros: "The crew was awesome. We were early arriving. More leg room this flight and I loved the in-flight entertainment games. Also charged area was good for phones. Didn't like having to pay for Wi-Fi onboard."
Cons: "The crew was awesome. We were early arriving. More leg room this flight and I loved the in-flight entertainment games. Also charged area was good for phones. Didn't like having to pay for Wi-Fi onboard."
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: "I liked the crew they were really helpful"
Cons: "The plane was to old I guess and it was a bit uncomfortable there was not enough space between passengers"
Pros: "Overall, I'm pleased with BA."
Cons: "This flight didn't have the individual TV screens."
Cons: "Requested for wheelchair assistance but none provided?!!"
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"
Cons: "Same as above but I missed a whole day with my relatives at the lake :("
Pros: "The flight was on time and boarding went smoothly."
Cons: "Didn't eat or watch the movie. There needs to be an n/a rating available for this review."
Pros: "We left on time and arrived right on schedule. No problems or issues."
Cons: "I had a $200.00 fee to change my flight by 12 hours."
Pros: "Flight attendant was amazing!!!!!!!"
Cons: "Too much chaos at counter to board planes, 2 flights scheduled at same gate and my flight was 1hr 30min delayed because of it. Other customers missed flight etc... Admin could have worked better with these upset customers"
Pros: "Slept the whole way"
Cons: "First flight not found; no pilot to fly; and then there was no crew to attend. Passengers made to wait more than 1 hour inside the plan. my opinion, all could have been handled simultaneously if somebody thought about it."
Cons: "Delayed flight for 2.5 hours."
Cons: "Seats too close not enough leg room for tall people"
Pros: "Middle seat on a five hour flight + no Tv on the plane made for quite the uncomfortable experience."
Pros: "No cancellations"
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: "2 gate changes, 3 hours late, American stinks"
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: "Boarding the plane and then the crew decides more gas is needed after they've been sitting in the cockpit long before we boarded. Couldn't they have realized that before everyone boarded and thus make everyone late"
Cons: "This was without a doubt the worst flight experience of my life. The flight was delayed over 8 hours, forcing all travelers to sleep in cots until 3:30am because there was no pilot available which seemed absolutely ludicrous, especially considering the fact that it was not the only AA flight to Minneapolis that didn't have a pilot. The gate staff could have cared less about the extent to which we were all inconvenienced by this...and there was no option of compensation available except for a measly voucher for dinner at 12pm after all the restaurants were closed. I spent hours on the phone with "customer service representatives" and they also had nothing to offer in terms of vouchers or any form of polite compensation for this HUGE inconvenience. Needless to say, I will not be flying American Airlines after being treated like this."
Cons: "I booked through Alaska and received an Alaska boarding pass that stated the flight was operated by Sky West. To be sure I was at the right terminal I confirmed with the security agent before going through TSA. Once through the disorganized security check I sought out a departure screen but could not find my flight anywhere. I approached a gate agent to assist and he told me my flight was on American, located outside of security and in the terminal I had just come from. He confirmed that despite the verbiage on my boarding pass my flight was neither being handled through Alaska OR SkyWest. I hurried back to the first terminal and asked the security agent but she did not speak much English and could not help me. I then hurried to the American Airlines desk where the woman was also confused. She told me there was a flight to LAX but not operated by American, operated by American Eagle. She confirmed that this was the correct flight and at my prompt gave me a new boarding pass from American. After running back through another very disorganized TSA I finally made it to my gate in time to board. My seat was located next to a woman who took up 1.5 seats and required me to lean into the aisle to avoid touching her at all times. All and all a sub par flying experience."
Cons: "Got stuck between two over weight people."
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."
Pros: "boarded quickly."
Cons: "crew was unfriendly. flight was late."
Pros: "Crew was first rate..."
Cons: "One hour late taking off but understandable..."
Pros: "Crew was very nice."
Cons: "Was late"
Cons: "Apparently Frontier doesn’t have partnerships with a lot of airlines which meant I had to get my bags, tote them halfway across the country and check them with the airline my connecting flight was on. Since I had a torn ligament in my knee and the connecting flight was in a different terminal, plus having to pay the baggage fees a second time this was less than an acceptable solution for getting my luggage on to the next airplane."
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: "Clean roomy plane. Comfortable seating. Polite helpful professional flight attendants. Smooth ride. Easy on and off. Ontime!"
Cons: "Only water offered complimentary. Charging for a carrying bag. Charging for an early seat selection."
Cons: "Seemed like a good price until I booked and then had to pay for add on such as a carry on piece of luggage. They also gave a sales pitch onboard about "their" credit card. Seats were crowded and uncomfortable. The flight attendants seemed as if they would have rather been anywhere but helping passengers. Both flights were late not due to weather. After booking this flight with all of the ad ons, I found I could have flown Sun Country or Delta for less - and next time I will use another airline."
Pros: "Lots of leg room"
Cons: "Seats could be more comfortable"
Pros: "My God what an excruciating 3 hour endeavor. Kicks, screams, and all in the awful pitch of a little brat. Kid wouldn't sit down and wouldn't shut up. Flight was full so when I asked to move there were no other options. In all of the flights of my life, by far the worst experience."
Pros: "The crew is friendly and courteous."
Cons: "I don't like not being able to sit with the person I am flying with unless I pay extra money."
Pros: "Good flight. Accommodating. Will fly again. Cheap flights"
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"
Cons: "Email notification of a 3 hour flight delay 2 hours before flight but I was already on my way to the airport. Then the flight gets cancelled but no email notification was sent and the screen wasn't updated at the gate (the whole time I was there). If I hadn't come back to the gate during the long delay and asked a fellow passenger why they were in line, I wouldn't have known it was cancelled for a long time. The employees at the gate were helpful in refunding our tickets, etc. but overall, not happy with my experience with Frontier 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: "That I'll never have to fly with Frontier again."
Cons: "Customer service Lost bag Comfort Fees"
Pros: "Getting off the plane."
Cons: "Frontier is all around archaic in a modern world."
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: "Crew and how fast the flight was."
Cons: "Baggage fees, seat comfort, temperature of plane,"
Pros: "I didn't have to pay extra for my seat with extra leg room"
Cons: "There was confusion about my seat"
Pros: "Arrived early"
Cons: "Had to pay for seating"
Pros: "This flight was ok. Crew was new and tried hard. On complimentary drinks only a 75cent savings to you but makes better feelings."
Cons: "Flight from MSP to Denver. Waited in line to leave bags for almost an hour! Only one agent who spent 20 minutes with one party. No excuse for such poor service which happens frequently according to an airport policeman going by."
Pros: "Crew was great"
Cons: "Small seating"
Pros: "Flight attendant's comments were very humerous"
Pros: "Staff were friendly."
Cons: "The seats are very uncomfortable and cannot recline. I was unaware while booking that they would charge for the carry-on. What is worst is that carry-on was more expensive than checking in a bag. I now understand that it is a budget airline, however, once you include the fee for the carry-on/check-in bag it is no longer a good price for the flight."
Pros: "Cheap cheap cheap flights even with paying for a checked bag our total round trip for 2 people was less than $160. We knew frontier was a bare bones plane ride. We had no issues with everything. The seats were a little uncomfortable and the trays were about the size of a check book but other than that the flight was fine."
Pros: "Flight crew were nice."
Cons: "Seats are so uncomfortable in both airplanes I went on, there's no food given to you noy even complimentary peanuts or water . No entertainment at all? Did I mention that the seats were horrible and my back hurts now I'm never flying with Them again !"
Cons: "I attempted to contact the airline for over 12 hours and they had no customer support during winter storm flight cancellation. I guess you get what you pay for, so i would expect zero fare for future flights to go along with zero assistance from the airline."
Pros: "I was not aware that both carry on AND checked bags incur a charge with Frontier. The only positive thing about this is that Frontier charges more to carry on a bag than to check a bag, so at least boarding was fast because most people checked their bags."
Pros: "Both flights boarded quickly, left on time, and both flights arrived several minutes early. Good winds or whatever really helped with my first impression of your airline. Clean plane, courteous staff."
Cons: "While I know it's not included in your fares, I really am used to a cup of coffee or a coke when I fly."
Cons: "Paying for a seat and bags."
Cons: "I'm not happy that I wasn't notified in advance that there would be an added $40 per bag. When flying with other airlines usually one bag and carry on is included in the price. I am not happy that upon arival I was notified my one bag would be an extra $40. That should have been discussed before."
Cons: "Frontier doesn't offer any refreshments except water. There also isn't any in-flight entertainment on such a short flight."
Pros: "The flights were on time and bordered quickly"
Cons: "Very little leg room and seats don't recline. Everything is very basic, no comfort features. The fee for a just a carry on item was surprisingly expensive!"
Pros: "That we flew."
Cons: "They lost all the oversized bags and its impossible to find someone to help you. Once we did, they had no idea where anything was and yet the bags were put on the next plane. Where's the communication? If Frontier in Denver knew they screwed up, wouldn't they call SAN to give them the heads up? Late at night, families w small children, wait more than an hour for a carseat that isnt coming only to wait in another line to claim its lost. This if course all after a long flight. Awful. ...and I didn't get a refund for the bag."
Cons: "there were a few rude staff, they CHARGE FOR EVERYTHING. Delayed flight without explanation. I wont book with frontier again because by the time that you add up all of the extra charges, I could have flown more comfortably with delta"
Pros: "The crew on every flight was friendly, helpful and even some of them funny."
Cons: "Frontier's decision to nickel and dime everything. To have to pay to choose one's seat ahead of time? To pay for a carry on, for even something to combat the dehydration that happens on flights, is annoying and I won't fly this airline again."
Pros: "Easy boarding."
Cons: "Our flight was cancelled and we couldn't get another flight for 3 days. The airline didn't offer any comps or reimbursements for the extra days."
Cons: "I expect to pay for the little things with frontier, but I was told 12 hours previous to takeoff that my flight was canceled because not enough people booked. I was stuck trying to book another flight that close to departure and had to pay over $300 more. They didn't do anything to help."
Cons: "Did not have any food or drink"
Cons: "No help from ANYONE from this airline!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What's wrong with you people??????????????????"
Cons: "I had the flight from San Diego to Denver then we stopped at Las Vegas because of some who had heart attack. I had a meeting at that day I couldn't attend because we were at the airport of Las Vegas from 9 to 2 pm looking for a flight going to Washington DC. They found a flight from Vegas to Denver then to DC but they lay over is 15 hours in Denver and I couldn't wait because I had an appointment for my dad in the next day in the morning for dialysis. So I had to reserve another flight from Vegas to Baltimore directly. And I paid that. Also, there was a lady who checked in the luggage in San Diego. When I was checking in my luggage she told me to pay 30 dollars for my bag while there was another family after me and she didn't get any money from them for their luggage and she checked their luggage for a free. This UNFAIR and impolite. So I need all of my money back also the difference that I paid for the new ticket and luggage. Thanks Wafa"
Cons: "I don't have respect for a company that doesnt take care of its paying customers. The 45-minute pre-board rule is almost criminal. It's hidden deep into their website where no one can see. And for business travelers like me, you don't always get to the airport before 45 minutes before as you bounce from meeting to meeting. Never flying Frontier again after they stole hundreds of dollars from me."
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 like that I can go just about anywhere with a carry on bag for under 100!"
Cons: "No food, no entertainment"
Cons: "charged me for carry on that ticket site said was free. Bad business!!"
Cons: "Trying to get on an earlier flight that was not 10 hours late!"
Pros: "You should have n/a sections with your survey. I did not have any food, nor did I take advantage of any entertainment, so I just checked okay on your survey."
Cons: "Flight was delayed."
Cons: "San Diego has a flight curfew and no planes can take off before 6:30AM, we had to sit and wait on the plane for 30 mins, it would be better to just have a 6:30 flight"
Cons: "Stopped at boarding entrance for a bag that “looked too big” but still fit. Rerouted which resulted in the flight landing an hour and a half later, making me miss an important event."
Cons: "The worst turbulence I’ve encountered. I would maybe chalk it up to weather conditions but the landing, in near no wind and sunny skies, was just as bad"
Pros: "The crew were friendly and helpful."
Cons: "Only one counterposition open at check-in do it took forever to get through that, alone. No guidance to the security shortcut, do nearly missed it after paying extra for it. Has to pay for carry-on; seat; $3 bottle of water; $3 muffin. Too many charges adding up to...should’ve taken Southwest! Never, never fly Spirit!!"
Pros: "Crew was very nice"
Cons: "6 oz cup was given for $2 coffee, moving from the assigned seat was not allowed even though there were plenty of open seats, very little leg room and I’m not a tall person, dirty seat back with torn safety instructions."
Pros: "Seats were comfortable and it was nice to have trays"
Cons: "The blonde woman doing all the announcements was rude"
Pros: "The flight went smoothly. Staff seemed attentive and efficient."
Cons: "Couldn't hear/understand announcements at gate or in flight. Uncomfortable seats with no padding resulting in aching back the entire flight. Fortunately, it was a short flight."
Pros: "It was very roomie"
Cons: "Customer service was not the best. Service was very unprofessional. Boarding was delayed and customers were rushed due to it. Flight was below satisfactory even without there being much scheduled turbulence. Seemed like pilots were rather inexperienced."
Cons: "Crews members"
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: "Delays delays delays"
Pros: "If they didn't have add-on costs I would like flighting with them."
Cons: "To many add-on costs: -Carry-on, extra $$ -Want to pick your seat so you can sit next to your partner, extra $$ Ended up costing $150 more than what I paid... I just could have gotten a ticket on a better airline. Will not fly with them again unless they are $150 cheaper than the next expensive airline."
Pros: "flight was fine, crew was great and no issues."
Cons: "flight kept getting delayed and then would be pushed up."
Pros: "We boarded quickly and efficiently. We arrived at our final destination early."
Cons: "Seats were not very comfortable, but the flight was short so it did not matter too much."
Pros: "I haven't enjoyed flying Spirit in the past but this time was much better. Flights were on time, staff was courteous, and didn't have any unexpected issues with baggage."
Pros: "Price of flight was very good. Gave free upgrade to older couple couple because of birthday. Nice touch! Flight was 1/2 full and attendant gave us a better seat. thank you!"
Cons: "Was very ruff ride. Had seatbelt light on most of journey."
Pros: "Flight was smooth, on time, and comfortable. The pilot was great with keeping us updated."
Cons: "Being charged a baggage fee whether or not you had a bag to check or bring with you. They charged an extra $5 to bring it on board yourself vs them throwing it under the plane. $65.00 is ludicrous to charge for a bag that isn't checked!"
Pros: "overall the trip was fine but had I known that you had to pay for a carry-on I would have chosen to fly with another airline"
Pros: "Everything went smooth."
Cons: "All the fees were too high and didn't like that they go up if you don't do it right away. I paid for a carry on and then had to check it and it cost me $5.00 more for a lot smaller bag what a joke! Large suitcase $50 little carry on $60 way to high!!!!!"
Pros: "The price"
Cons: "The fact that spirit delayed my flight from San Diego to Vegas for 3 hours, making me miss my connecting flight from Vegas to Detroit by literally 30 mins. They wouldn't hold that plane for 30 mins since it was their fault we were late in the first place. And then the only flight next was 9 hours later"
Cons: "I must pay for my baggage. It's crazy couse I paid 100$ for my ticket and 50 more. Food???? What are you asking about?! There aren't free water! It was bad expirience. To go back I rent a car Mustang 5.0 it was more better, exiting!"
Pros: "Ease of boarding. Departure and arrival on time. Friendly attendants."
Cons: "Really small under the seat space and uncomfortable seats."
Cons: "delayed flight. hidden costs."
Cons: "My flight and all other flights to Minneapolis were cancelled that day. My only option was to reschedule for the following day. Instead of dealing with that mess, I got a refund and booked a different flight with Delta. The whole experience has put a negative taste in my mouth for Spirit Airlines. Will not fly again!"
Pros: "I liked the price- in the beginning"
Cons: "I didn't like the price when I found out- after I booked- that everything was extra and in the end and in-turn spent way more than I would have if I had flown a better airline that at least has seats that recline.. Leg room.. a tray that isn't half attached.. and a complimentary soda. That model may work for some.. but selling the fact that they are cheap and then being forced to pay for every little thing is enough for me to say never again. After it was all said and done.. the price was double what the tickets were.. when I got done with all the extras."
Pros: "Helpfulness of everyone."
Pros: "Most of the crew was nice, with a couple exceptions. Overall it was a decent experience."
Cons: "Plane was supposed to board at 2:45, but didn't even arrive at the gate until after 3:00, and still had to unload. We were finally on board by 3:30 (departure time) but the pilot blamed it on getting the paperwork late, and said we now had to wait for fuel. During that time, a couple storms moved in, and we ended up sitting on the tarmac for over an hour. It's one thing to be late, but it was a pretty pathetic attempt to divert blame to the crew at the airport."
Pros: "Flights were on time and smooth, crew was pleasant."
Cons: "A lot of extra cost with Spirit which you don't see when you book with sites like Kayak. Spirit charges for seats if you want to select one and charges for every bag, including carry ons."
Pros: "Because of blizzard was cancelled. Took three days and hours to get another flight. Some on phone were not at all knowledgeable"
Cons: "This cost cutting airline is NOT cheap. Baggage, seat assignment, water, etc... AIR ? everything is monetized. Overall cost exceeds major carriers with substandard planes and service. Will not use this airline again."
Cons: "Sent us to wrong gate. Flight was delayed because pilot didn't file flight plan properly. Tried to preassure us into getting their credit card. Charged $55 for each carry on."
Cons: "delayed for 6 hours and canceled and took another 6 hours to get people hotels and rebook. will definitely never fly with spirit again."
Pros: "Landed Safely"
Cons: "Seats were cramped. Had to streatch out legs and couldn't. Gentleman next to me was 6ft 6inches and was visibly uncomfortable."
Pros: "I Ilke nothing. is not even good talking about it."
Cons: "I was charged extra $174 dollars while I have 50mints to catch the Airplain. The crew at the counter made me realized that I was late for my flight. and the will have to re-route me with another Airplain. while I was there for another 4 hours. nasty experience. my name is Molik Noah"
Cons: "there is no free luggage. the luggage fee even more than the ticket."
Pros: "Price of ticket!!!"
Cons: "Technology problems at central hub delayed departure (but only by 15-20 minutes). Seats needed to be brushed off before I sat. What was that powdered substance on the seat?"
Pros: "Everything about this airline is great!! People don't like reading the airline rules and then get surprised about stuff. They tell you everything and nothing is a scam. Super smooth and super friendly and they wait by the door to greet you and it's awesome!! 4th time flying and would do many more!!"
Cons: "The bad reviews by others who don't read and blame airline!"
Cons: "I think that if its plan has any mechanical problems it needs to be repair before flying to destination! Now today I'm flying back to home but again still delay and the same problem with plane! I lost my 3 hours to coming to San Diego and spent more money than I thought! That's why I'd say they are not professional! Also I was going to change my flight for next day but customer service asked me to pay more than 100$ dollars, but I bought new ticket for next day for 34$ dollars! So I don't fly again with spirit airlines and don't recommend to anyone to fly with this airlines!"
Cons: "They charge you a $100 to bring a carry on and don't tell you till you get there. Tickets are cheap to reel you in. Plus they made me pay $10 for my seat and it was a shitty seat."
Pros: "seats were comfortable Pilots informative Attendants were very pleasant. But what entertainment? Boarding was a free for all. No organization. No zone identification called. Caused great aisle slowdown."
Cons: "they didn't give you can opener to get out of the sardine can you are flying in."
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: "The price and the crew!3"
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"
Cons: "knees pressed into seat ahead"
Cons: "hidden charges, especially with luggage"
Pros: "Crew friendly"
Cons: "$40 for carry-on bag makes your flight more expensive than competitors. Tight seating. NO entertainment, so why ask? Didn't buy food"
Pros: "The plane didn't crash land."
Cons: "Spirit Airlines gave one of our flight attendants to another flight. SO, not only did everyone have to get off the plane after waiting 30 minutes AFTER we were supposed to take off, wait 60 minutes in the terminal, re-board the plane, wait another 20 minutes for the stragglers to make it back, then do some more waiting in line to take off. Overall, I was over 2 hours late to my destination. With minimal percentage of battery left on my phone, I was lucky to be able to arrange a ride to my home. This is after being hassled about having a plastic bag of food just bought in the terminal, in addition to the ONE bag to travel with. I don't mind the un-reclining seats, but the leg room was very minimal. Especially for someone over 5'6" tall, much less someone of my height."