|October||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 10% drop in price.|
|December||Most popular time to fly with an average 28% increase in price.|
Average price of a round-trip
|$289||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "It was all pretty bad."
Cons: "The baggage policy wasn’t enforced at all, so I realized I could have saved $40 and had my backpack under my seat as my personal item since most others did. They charge for seltzer water. No internet options. Male flight attendant made inappropriate jokes and the rest of the staff was rude and blunt. Will not fly this airline again."
Pros: "Inexpensive and convenient"
Pros: "on time, polite crew"
Cons: "tight, uncomfortable seats"
Pros: "Smooth flight, great service from flight attendants."
Cons: "Yelling crying kids"
Pros: "Nothing. The only thing that was good it was that it was a direct flight, however with the delay it make it longer than other flights with stops"
Cons: "Will not use your airline in the future due unreliable flights. Never experienced this with any other airline"
Pros: "The price is good"
Cons: "I don’t like the chairs"
Pros: "Great customer service checkin they were very kind and patient"
Cons: "the seats are not very big"
Pros: "STAFF WAS FRIENDLY"
Cons: "SEATS ARE VERY UNCOMFORTABLE"
Pros: "The flight was quicker than expected"
Cons: "There was a few bugs crawling in the seat in front of me onto my food tray"
Cons: "No food"
Cons: "Canceled my flight and my buddies flight when no other airlines did. Had poor customer service. Made me spend 1500 in one way flights"
Pros: "I loved how welcoming crew members were and how attentive they were. I also liked that when checking in the bag crew was very nice and tried to help and resolve any issues there were. They were professional and helpful. The trip was smooth and according to time."
Cons: "There was really nothing to complain about. Seat were a little uncomfortable, but when speaking to regular flyers they mentioned how flying is not very comfortable in any airline."
Cons: "The seats are very uncomfortable. To many little charges; i.e. Snack drinks, baggage going and coming, seat selection. I would consider taking another airline and paying a higher price. Faulty/broken arm rest. Flight attendants slightly rude/short with passengers. Initially, the flight was cheaper but ended up being the same cost as every other airline once all the additional charges were added. What I thought was a positive for this airline quickly became a negative outcome."
Cons: "Seats are tiny, all in flight services are for charge. However, my main complaint lies with their horrible customer service. Our flight was delaid, ultimately cancelled, and no one from the frontier staff informed us of the change, why it was cancelled, or when we would be rebooked."
Pros: "Good Fly, nice atention and good landing"
Cons: "the seats do not recline"
Pros: "The flight itself was OK considering the price."
Cons: "My luggage (and those of a few other passengers) did not arrive with me and I spent one hour for bagage claim. There was no clear reason for that: it was a direct flight and the luggage was registered two hour before the departure. However the luggage was finally delivered to my hotel the next morning."
Pros: "I liked who I sat next to."
Cons: "We had to pay for our carry on, our phones wouldn't scan for the ticket, lines were long, I had to run all the way back to print our tickets out, women working outside of the gate were so rude, no tv, thin and uncomfortable seats, just overall disappointing."
Pros: "Check in was done quickly"
Pros: "My son has autism, we were allowed to board first with plenty of time to get settled into our seats. This was EXTREMELY helpful. We both enjoyed the humor and joy spread by the crew, even the pilots injected some fun into the trip."
Cons: "We were DELAYED 3 hours out of Denver with no explanation as to why it happened. No apology either. Fee for checked and carry-on baggage. Fee for food & drink. Tight sitting space, little leg room."
Pros: "Once I found out I have to for everything from carry on to water there was nothing to like about booking on Frontier."
Cons: "Was not aware they charge $40 per bag for a carry-on until we got to the ticket counter. The seats were very uncomfortable and I was very surprised you need to pay for drinks, which on any other airline would be complementary. Overall, very dissatisfied."
Pros: "I used to love flying Frontier—the airline with the cute animals on the tail of the planes. Now I call them the F word in airlines. If you want to fly Frontier, I want to make sure you’re forewarned. Their slogan is “A different kind of animal.” This animal is very cunning. And slightly savage. First, if you’ve been suckered into their $59 airfares, you already know what’s waiting for you. Wait. You actually want to fly back home? Well you’ll end up paying the same price as you would most any other airline. But wait…what’s this? Actually, their rates are about $100 cheaper than normal. What they don’t tell you is, they charge $30 for you to carry on your own baggage. I always thought it was ludicrous to charge me to carry my own bag onto a plane. Keep in mind that’s one way. So it’s $60 round trip. And that’s their discounted rate if you book online. It goes way up if you’re one of the unfortunates who wait till you’re at the kiosk to settle up with the Frontier Friskers. Oh, you say you want to actually choose your seat? That’s $13 minimum. For each leg of your trip. Don’t be surprised if they figure out a way to charge you for each leg of your body. That’s for a normal seat. If you don’t cough up the $13, they’ll randomly seat you wherever they want. I wouldn’t be surprised if they counted the lavatory as a possibility. So, that’s $60 for your own carry-on luggage. And a minimum $26 if you dare to choose your own cheap seat. Hmm. That $100 savings is looking rather slim right now. Speaking of slim, that describes their seats. And they don’t recline. You’re straight upright your whole trip. And the padding is about as comfortable as a cheap mattress in a cheap motel. The best way I can describe the feeling: Say you’re on Sesame Street and your job is to sit on the capital letter ‘L” for two hours. So while spending what feels like an eternity in L, maybe you’d like something to quench your thirst. That’s $1.99. Water? $1.99. A snack? $2.99. I’m surprised they don’t charge for toilet paper. By the square. (To be fair, I just learned that a cup of water is actually free. “For today,” said the flight attendant. “That could change.”) Nice Surprise: The people who work for Frontier are generally nice. But if this is the way Frontier treats their customers, how do they treat their employees? Do they make their mechanics buy their own tools? I wrote to the company to let them know how hugely disappointed I am with their changes. I never got the courtesy of a reply. I somehow like to imagine the CEO, in the true spirit of “no frills”, answering each customer letter by himself on an Olivetti typewriter from the 1970s. But I kind of doubt it. So there you have it. To be forewarned is to be forearmed. And if you have four arms, well, you might just fit their new slogan. Frontier Airlines: A whole different way to treat people like animals."
Cons: "Frontier's low fares which are deceptive. They charge you $60 for carrying your own bag! They charge you $13 per leg for the "privilege" of choosing your seat--even the normal seats. They charge you $1.99 for basic sodas offered by most every other airline for free. And they charge you $2.99 per snack. The seat are slim, terribly uncomfortable with virtually no padding and they don't recline! They don't respond when you write them."
Pros: "All though no food, short flight, nice price and great service and they are organized, I give a five star."
Cons: "The chair did not recline."
Pros: "The seats are comfortable."
Cons: "Did I mention that half of the flight was missing their luggage??"
Pros: "Boarding process was easy Crew were attentive On time I didn't pay for a seat, but got a window anyway"
Cons: "Checked bag and seat fees Seats do not recline Charge for water! Tray tables are half the size of typical trays, but I guess since they don't feed people, it's not much of a problem"
Cons: "My flight never happened. I was supposed to fly on a Thursday, but because I was passing through Denver and a blizzard had closed the airport the DAY BEFORE, Frontier's flight was cancelled on Thursday. First I spend an hour and fifteen minutes on hold before finally giving up and calling back in the middle of the night. Then I waited fifteen minutes to speak to someone, who informed me that the earliest they could get me a flight would be TUESDAY. That is FOUR DAYS from my day of departure. My only options were a refund or a Tuesday flight. I asked to speak to a manager, but the employee refused to transfer me and eventually hung up on me. This was hands down the worst customer service experience I have ever had with an airline. I am still fighting for a refund, after I had to purchase a day-of flight with another airline to reach my destination. It required me to fly from a different airport and to a different airport, which was a nightmare for my other travel plans. Needless to say, I will never fly Frontier airlines again, and will never recommend them to anyone."
Pros: "Cheap fare."
Cons: "The remodeled interior puts the seats closer together from front to back and don't recline. That also limits the size of the tray table, which is tiny. Even as a tiny, short person, it was uncomfortable. For anyone of normal stature it would be torture. Paying for a "better" seat appears to provide very little if any added benefit, just keeps your party together. There is no entertainment, movies, music, or wifi so bring your battery pack charger. There is only expensive junk food to eat. My only option on my coast to coast flight was a red eye. So you arrived just wiped out. So if you do this to save money, in my overall assessment, it's just not worth it. I'll never do it again."
Pros: "overall it was good."
Cons: "I HATE the bag fees"
Pros: "Cheap if you have baggage."
Cons: "Cheap. No included snacks or drinks. No real tray table. Seats don't recline. Have to pay for all bags."
Pros: "Great company, good service, no complaints"
Cons: "You have to pay for food"
Pros: "Flight was cancelled due to weather.. we understand. Leaving my 70 yr old mother at the gate for 8 hours...not cool.Tried calling airport, Frontier airlines...and besides giving my m,om a place on next flight at 6 30 am. No one and I mean no one at Frontier tried to help us get a safe place for my mom. Instead we got an international call center with a nice operator that did not understand us. You really need a call center in America, with real people that belong to our culture. Stop sending our customer service off our country...and for a change hire americans. By the way I need you to give my mom 5 free flights to Denver and to San Diego Round trip. Thanks!"
Cons: "Baggage fees were ridiculous and the seats were very uncomfortable. Take off and landings were very rough."
Cons: "The flight was delayed 2 hours, and they didn't even offer coffee or refreshment on the plane as compensation for our delay since we missed our dinner with our loved ones."
Pros: "Very nice crew. Smooth boarding - quick and efficient."
Cons: "Seats very uncomfortable."
Pros: "It got me from A-B"
Cons: "This airline has gone downhill. Charging for carry on luggage and seat selection. No entertainment or Wifi. uncomfortable seats that do not recline. No complimentary ANYTHING. People will say this is the future, but the future is bleak. I will most likely not fly this airline again."
Pros: "Super low rate - on time flight a day after a massive storm blanketed Denver with a foot of snow. I assume I have to pay for each breath I take on a Frontier flight so it's never a surprise. A la carte is fine with me when a 3,000 mile round trip is $81.- Nice attendant at luggage check-in moved me to a window seat which was appreciated."
Cons: "Frontiers website is the worst in the airline industry."
Pros: "The crew was great. We flew into some particularly bad weather and the cockpit crew did an excellent job landing the airplane. Some passengers even applauded once we were safely on the ground. The fair was - reasonable. The plane appeared to be new-ish and was pretty clean."
Cons: "A fee for EVERYTHING. I think I knew Frontier charged for everything but forgot when making my last minute reservation to see my ailing father. When it was time to check in on-line, it appeared every seat was either considered a premium seat or was not available. Middle seats and seats near the lav were considered premium. And the fee was either $20 or $35. I elected not to pay for a premium seat and took my chances that I would actually get a seat when I checked in at the counter. I believe they also charge for soda."
Cons: "No free soft drinks.."
Pros: "All the crew and do tier employees I interacted with where very friendly and curious! I had a broken leg and they made sure that I was taken care of"
Cons: "The seats we're very hard... No leg room at all (even in the stretch seating area. I was not offered any complimentary snacks or drinks."
Pros: "We had a flight attendant that yelled at passengers to "sit down! Right now!" When I asked if they could take my water cup they snapped at me and told me that I needed to wait. Waiting wasn't the problem, but aren't flight attendants supposed to be nice? No where does it say that military get free bags I wound up paying 70 this trip that could have been avoided."
Pros: "Flight was on time and staff were friendly."
Cons: "Was not aware that I would have to pay for baggage until trying to do online check-in. Very expensive...and who charges for a carry-on?? Tray tables were a joke - you couldn't fit anything on them. And you had to pay for drinks and snacks. Felt like I was being nickle and dimed which left a sour taste in my mouth."
Cons: "AWFUL. I arrived at the airport 1 hour and 10 minutes before my flight. I attempted to check in at a kiosk, which failed and I was told to line up to see a clerk. I got in the ticketing/check-in line and was waiting for a while when a clerk asks if anyone was flying to San Diego and that they were in the wrong line. I was redirected to the additional services line, and when I finally saw the clerk, was told that I had missed the 45 minute check-in deadline. They refused to help me look for another flight, and was told my ticket was nonrefundable even though the misdirection was the airline's fault and their lack of communication. They should've posted signs if passengers on a specific flight needed to be in a specific line for check-in. Furthermore, their lack of willingness to rectify the situation was just a poor demonstration of customer service. I will definitely not be flying with Frontier ever again."
Cons: "I have flown on several different airlines thru out my lifetime but Frontier is the worst. All other airlines give you soda and coffee for free. Frontier charges you $1.99 with a credit card for a cup of coffee. I flew from DIA to San Diego Dec 23,2015 with a carry on bag. But coming Home from San Diego to DIA Dec 27.2015 my bag grew 2"inches longer and I was forced to pay a extra $45.00. It's was the same carry on bag I took to San Diego. I travel a lot and know many people all over the United States who travel and I would not ever return flying FRONTIER or would I recommend it to anyone else. P.S. I measure my carry one bag before I left Denver. Poor service!!!!!"
Cons: "Flight attendant put his dick in my face!!!"
Pros: "It was a short flight, the customer service rep waived the carry on charge for me."
Cons: "Flight was delayed an hour. Food was EXTREMELY expensive. Non alcoholic drinks weren't free like most carriers. Seats didn't recline. There is a $40 carry on fee for luggage! $60 if you wait until you get to the gate. (The at gate rep was kind enough to waive the fee for me however) No on-flight entertainment. This plane was BASIC. No wifi, no tvs."
Pros: "Everything was great! Not sure why everyone else had so many issues : / As far as people being charged for carry on bags, they just didn't read all the details, but that's not the fault of the airlines. My crew was fun and helpful, although I didn't need anything. I would fly with Frontier again!"
Pros: "The long ride did not have any movies playing or the option to buy them. You charge for water and ice when that should be a courtesy."
Cons: "The long ride did not have any movies playing or the option to buy them. You charge for water and ice when that should be a courtesy."
Cons: "Need: better menu options, more comfortable seats, better sized tray tables, $30 for a carry-on is ridiculous"
Pros: "Don’t like anything about them"
Cons: "These people people are leaches! Stay away or they will suck your blood!"
Pros: "Seats are horrible, don’t even have water for free. Terrible."
Pros: "Flight was on time"
Cons: "Food we did pay for snack It was more expensive, I'll rather fligh with an airline that tell me up fron how much I will expend on my ticket instead o giving me a low price and then charge me for everything."
Pros: "Attendants were very helpful and funny."
Pros: "Crew were amazing."
Pros: "Early departure; organized and speedy boarding;"
Cons: "seats too small; no ability to recline; long wait to deplane on arrival; pilot's info on status of arrival was inaudible."
Pros: "The humor of the crew."
Pros: "The pilot was a hottie"
Pros: "Delayed fight"
Pros: "Not much. The flight was fast and we got there safe."
Cons: "We were delayed 3 hours because of a smoke detector, throwing off my plans for the day. Then they were rude and tried to pretend they couldn't refund people who missed their connection or didn't want to keep waiting around for who knows how long until we could board. Bad airline"
Cons: "I was running late for my flight and the charged me for a whole new flight."
Pros: "Cheap cheap cheap"
Pros: "Spirit is a low cost airline. You save money flying with them as long as you only bring one personal item and print your boarding pass from home."
Cons: "Leg room is small and not comfortable for taller people. There is nothing provided in the flight."
Cons: "It was my first time to pay for a baggage, $90.00 . Because of this, I am not happy about Spirit Airlines! :("
Cons: "Spirit is horrible- do yourself a favor and spend more to fly with another airline"
Cons: "thought that reasonable price but will realize even expensive... how come they charge $65.00 for hand carry unexpectable and never understand and no make sense please disregard spirit your compare listing...please"
Pros: "The company I traveled with. The price."
Cons: "The lack of leg room, the price addition for my aisle seat, the general smell of urinebin the restroom."
Pros: "There was adequate leg room, and someone won a free ticket on our flight!"
Cons: "We were delayed by an hour, but the crew was really great about the delay. No entertainment system."
Pros: "Plenty of time to nap. In a uncomfortable chair"
Pros: "Good pilot. Good landing and he gave good updates."
Cons: "I would like at least a couple water along with my ticket. Seats are very uncomfortable and the don't recline at all."
Pros: "Spirit Air was okay. Crew was very nice, including the ground crew. No issue with Spirit. Issue is with Kayak."
Cons: "Charged exorbitant fees for carry on luggage! Kayak did not notify me that I will be charged $45 each way for a carry on! I would've saved a lot more if I booked directly at Spirit Air's website. If I did, my carry on would only cost me $21 each way."
Pros: "Spirit usually is my go to airline for quick trips. I love the airline and the price is unmatched"
Cons: "I hated that you guys delayed the flight. Then cancelled it and I couldn't get put on the later flight without paying $120. It was infuriating. I was flying to a funeral and there were no other options but to pay money to make it in time for the service then next afternoon. I would have liked to have credit for my next spirit ticket or something because it was a lot to deal with on the way to a funeral."
Pros: "Flight was on time. Very good experience"
Cons: "They charge for everything and don't allow you to pay for bags when you purchase but if they aren't paid for when you purchase then you pay more. The customer service reps constantly try to upsell."
Pros: "Thought the flight was cheap but that's just a lie"
Cons: "So many hidden fees terrible customer service. Never again will I fly spirit"
Pros: "There were no wait times for boarding"
Cons: "The seats are very very very crammed."
Cons: "Not being up front that with the true price you nickle and dime for EVERYTHING....including water. OK yes price is good but do you HAVE to dehumanize the "service" to the point I'll happily pay more to go up to Unite? (never thought I' type UP to United...) People were fine, better than, but the structure is crushing."
Pros: "Seats do not recline."
Cons: "Price was excellent."
Cons: "Horrible.. the worst flight experience I have ever had"
Pros: "smooth in air and excellent landing"
Cons: "left 45 minutes AFTER we boarded due to a maintenance issue that needed to be "signed off" on and it took 30+ minutes to get our baggage."
Cons: "Spirit treats people worse than any other airline. Least amount of legroom, no reclining, deceptive and excessive fees for baggage. Avoid like the plague."
Pros: "it was a smooth flightback no problems at all"
Cons: "My flight to LAX was delayed due to tech problems. Staff lied and said it was weather, found out later from pilot it wasn't. Missed my connecting int'l flight, had to pay $450 out of pocket. Spirit doesn't want to reimburse and instead offered $50 voucher. $50?? That is how much they charge for 1 bag. Ridiculous. My first experience with Spirit and may be the last unless they reimburse me. In LAX they make you check in "online" on a kiosk (presumably to save you time), then make you wait in line for another hour to drop your bag off. WTH? What's the point of that charade? Worst check-in experience of my life. This airline won't last long if they treat people this way. Their own staff appeared miserable and on the verge of homicide or suicide. No wonder."
Pros: "Friendly staff."
Cons: "The seats didn't recline which is inappropriate for a 5-6 hour flight. The tray was also so small I couldn't put my laptop on it to watch a movie. There was nowhere to plug into power so my iPhone (a backup for movies) died hours before we landed. Lastly, I was called to help assist a passenger who had fainted (I'm a doctor) and was offered nothing in return for my help. Not even a soda. I didn't offer to help in hopes of "free stuff," but the other airlines I have flown with have offered me a drink, some food, or even $ off my next flight as a thank you for my medical services."
Pros: "Cheap, on time."
Cons: "Every leg of flight was delayed 2 + hours the whole trip was horrible"
Cons: "I was almost charged for my trolley bag, just because you decided it does not fit (by a centimeter) in your stupid measurement. I had to insert it to my luggage (in 2 shots - the second time it was OVERLOAD???!!!)... Are you serious? Very disappointed... I will try not to fly spirit anymore... Erez Nassimi firstname.lastname@example.org"
Pros: "It got us to our destination."
Cons: "Over 60 minutes late."
Pros: "Flight price and availability."
Cons: "Late, $50.00 for 1st bag."
Pros: "Nothing staff rude they did not know wat was going on"
Cons: "Flight delayed going and coming back! The one coming back arrived almos 2 h late at lax! Thougtbit was a cheap flight but then they charge you for carry on! So it really cost 300 bucks the flight! For that price should bought with american airlinesnor jet blue better sits for the samenprice and at leat honest airlines! complete ripp off! Necer spirit again"
Cons: "When the flight was canceled, no amenities were given for lost time and opportunity. Staff was rude about this situation"
Cons: "You lie about the real price of the flight. $45 for a carry on? one way?!? Thought this was America. Thanks, Obama."
Pros: "The Crew on the plane was very nice and helpful."
Cons: "Both flights were delayed, plane was very dirty and needs some upkeep. announcement speaker is muffled and cannot be heard. Staff at the gate was very unprofessional just horsing around and speaking of things that are not ok for the work place."
Cons: "- flight was repeatedly delayed - customer service via phone was horrible - different flight times posted in various places (email alerts didn't correspond to flight status online) - everything on the flight, even pretzels or water or juice, cost money - too many hidden costs - everything was expensive & poorly organized - this is my last time traveling with spirit"
Pros: "No room no tv 2 hours late delayed it sucked!"
Cons: "Flight delayed then cancelled"
Cons: "All the seats DO NOT recline. They charge for everything including water..$3. Over $100 to bring my small carry on. I hate this airline. Have you ever been on a flight where seats don't recline??? Insane."
Pros: "WORST AIRLINE EVERY"
Pros: "The boarding was 20 minutes later than scheduled on both legs of my trip, but the upside was that once we boarded the plane, we took off within 10-15 minutes."
Cons: "Everything has an extra price with Spirit... Every. Thing."