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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "The crew was friendly."
Cons: "No in flight snacks, entertainment, and seats were not very comfortable."
Cons: "It never got off the ground! Frontier didn't try to reach out about the cancellation before hand. TERRIBLE customer service! So disappointed!!"
Cons: "Delayed on the way there and delayed on the way home. Hen we sat on the runway for another 45 minutes waiting for a gate to open. Never again will I travel with Frontier!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Pros: "The crew was pleasant."
Cons: "Everything is am upcharge! Food, bags, seats... they even charge for all beverages and ask for a tip on top of it. The seats don't recline and tgere is no entertainment. I will not fly Frontier Airlines ever again. What a disappointment."
Pros: "The crew was very accommodating and pleasant."
Cons: "If I had known that Frontier charges for carry on baggage, I would have chosen another flight. I usually fly United or Air France and I shall do the same from now on. There was 0 leg room and the "tray" is only a few inches deep, which hardly fits a laptop. I was surprised they didn't charge for the use of the bathroom. I am sure that is next. I have to say the majority of people around me were expressing the same sentiments. I was also assigned the middle seat in the very last aisle. A flight attendant moved me to a better seat as soon as he could. I was very happy it was only a 2 hour flight."
Cons: "Nickel and diming: extra $$ for a deat, extra $$ to bring a carryon aboard, $ for even a soda! Why not just charge a little more in the first place?"
Cons: "Seats are very uncomfortable."
Pros: "I like a free water or a small snack"
Cons: "I like to have a Free water and 1 little snack"
Pros: "Flight was on time. Fairly smooth ride"
Cons: "Pay extra for seats and a snack should be included in price"
Pros: "The price of the flight was good, and the people were nice. But all luggage, drinks and snacks cost additional money in flight."
Cons: "That my one parcel of luggage (carry on) cost me $40 onto of my flight cost to bring it. You should get at least one piece of luggage free. After all, most other airlines do it that way....and you need to expect that people art flying without any luggage at all."
Cons: "The fact I had to pay for my check luggage - $30 going and $40 coming home. It is the only direct flight from SNA to DEN."
Cons: "Nickel and dime you at every opportunity."
Pros: "The flight was punctual."
Cons: "I'm claustrophobic and was stuck in an aisle seat. My air vent wasn't working and I tapped the flight attendant, a woman in her late 50's to mid 60's, asking her to help me with it. She said she was about to give the presentation on safety procedures and that it was "more important than air right now." This happened pre-takeoff. I was upset about it and she never did help me with the air vent. Then, they do the service where they charge for everything and no one can get up to go to the restroom until they pass through, and they take a long time to do it. I was very unhappy, but kept to myself."
Cons: "No entertainment on a 6hr flight, basic beverages; water/ coffee/tea you are charged $1.99 per item for on a 6hr flight, the seats are too close together, the crew is rude, way too many delays! This was the worst experience I have ever had traveling. And I travel for a living. At no time during booking was I told there would be an additional $40 for a carry-on - Who does that in this day and age with NOTHING to compensate for the long flight and the check-in girl at the counter said "oh, well you're charged for the bag because you're putting your bag inside the plane, like on top"- My brain cells died!"
Pros: "Evertytging ran very smoothly. Got loaded early and got to Denver early which is always nice when traveling with a 3 year old."
Cons: "Turbulence coming into Denver was a bit bumpy. Made my niece nervous but I understand is common in denver."
Pros: "The crew was very nice and boarded the plane quickly."
Cons: "Basically everything else was awful. The seats were the worst I've ever sat in on an airplane. There was something poking me in the back the entire flight. On an international flight there should be some sort of food options beyond m&m and rice krispy treats.... I ordered one, and they had none left. There wasn't even a magazine for me to look at while on the plane. Really disappointing experience from stem to stern"
Pros: "Crew was nice"
Cons: "Delayed flight, paying for carry on bags, no complimentary beverage for a 4 hour flight"
Cons: "Add on baggage charges ! Dont suck people in for base price then charge for a carry on !!!! Also web site didnt allow me to pay for bags and accept the discounted price !!!! The above practices are not sound and ethical business procedures ! Gail guzzo @ email@example.com"
Pros: "clean, OK leg room, nobody reclining in my lap. Seats can not recline but are comfortable as they are. On time, cheap & good service or what was there of it (not much)."
Cons: "Even during check in process any choice of seat will cost you extra. Even basic drink will cost you extra. So check the fees before you decide the ticket is cheap and add to the cost all that you might need, seat included unless you want the middle one in back next to toilets. Seat selection in my case added 10% to the cost of ticket. Brought my own food and glad of it since the cheapest thing was $2 drink and $3 bag of chips."
Pros: "Best price around. Very punctual - even left early."
Cons: "Careful about checking in on-line; don't get sucked in to extra fees for seats, carry-ons, etc. Also, there is nothing free on board - not even coffe or water."
Pros: "Everything with the flight went pretty smoothly, no better or worse than I'd expect from any airline."
Cons: "Charges for everything. Even selecting a seat -- ANY seat -- cost additional money. Those charges were different coming and going. I couldn't plan for cost until after buying the tickets. The policies were not terribly clear when specifying what kind of carry-on bags would incur charges. So, rather than risk paying even more at the gate if my small bag constituted a carry-on, I just paid the extra money for a carry-on. As my father and his childhood friends used to say in their neighborhood games with special rules: Learn as you lose."
Pros: "It was cheap and left on time and arrived early. Crew was polite, pilot was funny. Can't really rate the food since I didn't buy any. There was no entertainment."
Pros: "Boarding was great."
Cons: "one of the lead flight crew members was extremely rude to my brother. He asked a simple question regarding if the overhead compartment was free and she responded very rudely. I didn't appreciate that. Perhaps she may have been having a bad day but being unnecessarily rude isn't a good quality."
Pros: "Was on time both ways."
Cons: "Seats were random, I didn't get to sit where I wanted. Loud plane ride on way home, loud humming noise that was out of the ordinary. No food served and no entertainment, but I knew that buying this ticket."
Pros: "The plane was clean and on time"
Cons: "This was without a doubt the most uncomfortable plane anyone in our family has ever been on. Not to mention that the size of the trays was completely useless, in addition to chair is not reclining at all. And no legroom whatsoever. We felt nickeled and dime did every turn paying the highest fees for baggage of any airline we've ever traveled, on top of only being able to bring one carry-on, and having to pay for any kind of beverage or snack on the plane. The staff was neither friendly or rude, I would say ambivalent. I don't normally leave negative reviews – but I will avoid frontier in the future. ( I apologize for the typos – I have dictated this on my phone, and the system is not allowing me to correct them. )"
Pros: "Made it to my destination alive!"
Cons: "Extra cost after ticket purchase for seats both ways. Extra cost for any bags including carry-on. Extra cost for any food or drink item during flight-don't even get a cheap bag of peanuts for free!"
Pros: "Charge for food, overhead, and seat reservationa?!?!?!?! May as well be the same price as the rest and get the options! The planes were old and dirty as well! Had the crew walking the plane to offer the Frontier line of credit? WHAT POOR TASTE!!!!!Te policy for what is considered a carry-on bag is even MORE rediculous!"
Cons: "The staff who checked us in was rude. I asked to talk to supervisor about a concern and she totally ignored me. The frontier flights are so aweful, this is the last time our family will travel with them. Does frontier really believe that the customer doesn't have a choice? They treat customers so poorly that I can't wait for them to go out of business and let other airlines come on board"
Pros: "The take off and landing were smooth."
Cons: "Charged for everything under the sun, how disgusting. Decided to save money by checking bag, huge mistake. Touched down 30 min early, however, baggage was delayed 2 hrs."
Cons: "Comfort Entertqinment Crew professionalism Food and drinks"
Pros: "Didn't die."
Cons: "Frontier now makes you pay for any bag you carry on or check on, meaning you need to add at least $70 to your round trip price. Then, keep I'm mind that you don't get to select a seat unless you pay another $20. When you finally do get on the plane after an hour delay and get your seat, you'll experience the most uncomfortable flight of your life in what can only be described as the equivalent of a folding plastic chair with fake leather glued to it. It doesn't recline, it has practically no padding, it has no head or neck support, the armrest is about 6" long and 1" wide to share with the overweight woman next to you, and the tray table is the size of an iPad mini. Whatever, brush it off and try to relax when they come by with your drink and pretzels, right? Wrong. Because the new Frontier Airlines has decided that they waste too much money on a cup of soda that must cost them a whopping 5 cents at the bulk rate they buy it in. You want that can of soda? $2 it is then. Bag of pretzels? $4 because f**k you, where the f**k else are you going to buy a snack at 34,000 feet in the air. To be perfectly fair, we arrived safe and sound, albeit late, and the people were friendly. That said, the measures Frontier has taken to inconvenience the customer just to make their ticket slightly cheaper is not worth it. I will not be returning. It's worth paying whatever the next best airline charges to avoid Frontier."
Pros: "it was a direct flight. It was the only carrier with a direct flight. The plane arrived with no difficulty."
Cons: "The Frontier website was misleading. On check in it asked to pick a seat assignment, which were charged additional money for. I tried to undo the seat assignment (after I went and read their policy that it was optional.) So the website is fixed, that it can not be changed. So I called Frontier and after a 45 minute hold time was told options (seat assignment) can not be changed and I had to pay for it. This added $24 each way for a total of $48 additional charge. Also only a small carry on allowed. so that added an additional charge of $30. The seats don't recline even a little bit. as it was an Airbus and not a Boeing plane. not as comfortable as Boeing. Less padding in seat also."
Cons: "Our flight was delayed a hour originally, then once to the hour, delayed aborted 3 hours and so on until it was eventual delayed 7 hours. When a southwest flight going to the airport as us schedule for a original take off about 10 mins apart left four hours before our flight.. Does not make since to me. I was unpleased with one of the flight attendants and her slight bit of attitude it seemed.. There was a open row and my friend and I traveling together just asked to sit there together since no one was in the isle at all.. After sitting in a small airport waiting for a flight for 7 hours I would have expected more welcoming service.. I will most likely not chose to fly with your company again..thank you Ashley Hietbrink firstname.lastname@example.org"
Pros: "The attendants handled the weather delay well, with patience, understanding and helpfulness."
Cons: "Weather delay for 7 hours. Had to pay $13 for my coach seat and $40 for my carry-on. Had to pay for all snacks except water. Very, very poor rating on all of the above. Frontier will now become my last choice."
Pros: "the price"
Cons: "to early"
Pros: "The quick boarding process."
Cons: "I always flew Frontier. It was my top airline. I loved it because of the TVs, the spacious seats, the service, everything. Now, I pay for every single thing. Frontier is the only airline where I have to pay for a soda, I find that ridiculous. We pay a lot to fly, and we can't get a free soda? I couldn't fit my iPad on the tray table because it's so small now. I miss having the TVs, and was not aware they didn't have them anymore so I was incredibly bored on my flight. I wish Frontier had the old planes and at least offered something complimentary. Never again. Sorry Frontier!"
Cons: "the tray is too small and there is not enough room to bend over and put your head down on the tray!"
Cons: "Seats smal. And uncomfortable Charged more for carrying than checked bags Not happy overall"
Pros: "There was a male flight attendant. Very helpful and polite."
Cons: "Lady attendant had attitude over loud speaker regarding assigned seating. Passengers shouldn't have to be subject to someone's bad day."
Cons: "Services from attendant"
Pros: "This was the only direct flight I found to Cancun which is a big plus. The price appeared cheap and I had recently flown on Frontier on a package trip booked through Funjet Vacations so was aware that seats are small, not well padded, do not recline at all and have the world's smallest tray for your beverages."
Cons: "When I checked in I discovered that we would have to pay $30-35 for checked or carry on bags each way! Only if you are booked through Apple or Fun Jet are you allowed one free checked bag so beware! This increased the cost by at least $60 per person if you can keep it down to just one bag per person. Also, there are not any complimentary drinks, you will be charged for everything. Lastly, my TS-pre check status doesn't matter since Frontier does not participate."
Pros: "It was on time."
Cons: "Put you in a seat that does not recline while 4 seats in the exit aisle go empty, even the window seat that opens the door. When asked to move stated, " you have to pay extra for those seats". Good old Frontier."
Pros: "Best price!"
Cons: "Probably the most uncomfortable flight I've ever been on. Seats are rigid, cannot recline. An 8-hour flight to Europe with decent seats is more tolerable than than my 3.5-hour ride to Cancun. Dare I say it's painful, and I'm not even old!"
Pros: "The wait in Denver was too long but I expected it to be except every time I fly with Frontier, it seems like the gate keeps on changing in Denver which can be annoying!"
Cons: "It was horrible. Seats were uncomfortable. The plane was old."
Cons: "On a redeye where seats did not recline at ALL. No check on how we were doing or offer of water...just a constant reminder that all beverages & snacks were for purchase. REDICULOUS that you are charged for carry on bags. Most likely won't fly with them again."
Pros: "Crew was pleasant"
Cons: "Seats were so hard and uncomfortable"
Pros: "Cheap airfare"
Cons: "Charged for everything including snacks and carry on baggage. Also seats don't recline"
Pros: "On time. Friendly crew."
Cons: "Paying for bags and seat assignments. No IFE or wi-fi"
Cons: "Seats are very uncomfortable"
Pros: "Crew was great."
Cons: "Maintenance issues. Had to return back to airport after being in the air for over an hour. Had to switch planes. Get to final destination, no gate available because of our delay. Had to sit on plane for additional 30 min before they found a gate the could unload us. Extremely poor execution. Hours late to my destination."
Cons: "Our flight/plane had to turn around after we were already well on our way to our destination. We returned to point of origin airport, de-boarded, re-boarded a different plane, eventually made it. We could have just as easily carried on to our original destination! Instead of turning back!"
Pros: "The crew was very energetic."
Cons: "Spirit does not offer a complimentary cup of water, that should be changed."
Pros: "Crew did just the minimum. We're not bad or good."
Cons: "They want to charge even for water."
Pros: "Crew was nice. Flight was on time."
Cons: "Don’t expect comfort or amenities. I was looking for this flight time, so I booked this flight. Prices were not better, so go with a better airlines. You’ll be happy you did."
Pros: "Nice crew. Easy flight"
Pros: "The crew was extremely rude"
Cons: "Better training for the crew"
Cons: "It seems very strange to pay for soft drinks, but I guess this keeps the costs down."
Pros: "I liked the time of the flight"
Cons: "The check in was horrible. The spirit kiosk need updated"
Cons: "Hidden fees everywhere..."
Pros: "Boarding and take off was on time"
Cons: "Everything honestly. The clarity of communication was absolutely terrible. We were strung along for 6 hours about a delay they knew was not going to be short. They led us to believe it would be a few hours even though they knew the had no crew to fly the inbound flight. Boarding process was amateur."
Cons: "Free snack"
Pros: "Crew amazing but seat definitely no room.. my first time flying overall ok"
Cons: "Wider seats"
Pros: "Wide aisle for easy passing."
Cons: "When I bought seats I was not given what I asked for"
Pros: "Everything was fine"
Cons: "Nothing wrong"
Pros: "The crew was very helpful and polite"
Cons: "The passengers were loud and rude, kept slamming the tray tables, my 6 year old son and I weren’t even offered a drink of water the seat was uncomfortable, no where to charge phones on the plane. Ridiculous baggage fee charge of $55.00 though it still fit in the over head compartment and there were two people traveling worst experience ever!"
Pros: "I was offered an exit row seat"
Pros: "The airline is no thrill Airline so the only thing good about the airline is the cost..."
Cons: "They don’t offer water..."
Pros: "friendly staff, punctual,"
Cons: "the trip ended up costing $120 USD more cause they charge $65 for carry ons and $65 for documented bags"
Pros: "Even though the price was extremely low, the seats were comfortable and there were no delays or problems with the flight. I will definitely fly Spirit again!"
Pros: "Awesome flight price! Crew was very kind. Seats are spacious. Trip was on time."
Cons: "The only thing to be careful about is paying for luggage (checked suitcases and carry on) in advance and watch weight limits."
Pros: "The crew was absolutely wonderfull. They were polite, helpfull and one women had us laughing all the time. (flight 705)"
Cons: "Not a variety to eat-Luggage prices high"
Pros: "Quick flight that’s it"
Cons: "We came 2 h before boarding time, we stayed in first line to just get in then second line to have a boarding pass. We could not get the boarding passes so we have to stay in the 3 rd line to see the agent.. it took 1h 15 min just to get the boring passes !!! Then 40 lb only for 50$ it’s rediculous!!! Carry on 55$ !! Seats not reclining!! We almost missed out flight !! I hate Spirit airlines!! They are not cheap but service is poor and very cheap!! Even airplanes are made cheap .. but it’s quick flight into some destinations and customers just force to take it"
Cons: "I had to pay $55.00 just for a small bag, I don't like it"
Pros: "Depart on time Friendly employees Aircraft clean."
Pros: "the flight transported me safely to my destination."
Cons: "several ( Mostly 2) male passengers were yelling out to a female passenger sitting several rows in front of him. One made repeated & loud sexually suggestive comments,, including explicit sexual profanities.. It was very disturbing & I was a bit shocked the flight crew did nothing to address this extremely inappropriate behavior.."
Pros: "Not that many passengers so many of us got our own row! All the extra fees though? Just fly on a nicer airline, cost ends up being the same with better service."
Cons: "Crew was loud and ubnoxious while we waited to board. On the unprofessional side. Flight attendants were going on about their social lives and my kids didn’t need to hear all that adult stuff. Fees?! Oh smack. Get ready! Take lots of extra $$"
Cons: "I spent a lot of of $$ to get to Cancun and I imagine your company is making a lot of $$ charging what they do for anything!! The most uncomfortable seating I have EVER experienced!"
Pros: "Young woman working the counter at the gate was very accommodating finding seats for us... even though having to get them at the gate was very inconvenient."
Cons: "1. Tried to check in online and website said, "Error unable to print boarding pass at this time" 2. Could not prepay for desired seats 3. 40-pound weight limit on a checked bag - DO YOU REALISE you are the only airline in the WORLD that has a 40lb weight limit!! The lady at the gate tried arguing that this is standard. Please educate your staff better. 4. Most uncomfortable seats 5. Ridiculously small tray table. How is a frequent flying business person supposed to work on that?"
Pros: "Tickets were cheap."
Cons: "It felt like i was flying on a cheap airline"
Cons: "Can use some improvements."
Cons: "They charge you for everything! Its a low cost but at the end you pay more than if you travell with a bigger company."
Pros: "Nothing to like in this flight. Charge for everything including carry on bags. No onboard snacks at al"
Cons: "Nothing to like. My flight was delayed by 1 hour"
Cons: "Told agents that my wife is Russian, but is a permanent resident, so they told me to put the resident card number on her reservation, but did not mention anything about her Russian passport being needed. So once we discovered that we needed my wife's passport, I contacted Uber to pick me up. take me home, so I could get her passport, but, since her reservation was in her married name, the agent had to redo her reservation to her maiden name and we missed our flight. Also, since I had already checked in with one bag, the bag made the flight without us, as it was not in the Houston airport."
Cons: "The seats, the plane, and the lack of free drinks and snacks really made this a horrible airline."
Cons: "No one did anything to help me in my horrible situation. Evryone kept refering to ither companies and shifting the responsibility."
Pros: "Fast flight. Great overall"
Pros: "The pilot are excellent to drive."
Pros: "Boarding was efficient"
Cons: "The planes were alarmingly old. They were not comfortable and while I'm sure they do safety checks, there was so much flexing, rattling, and groaning that it did not feel safe. On our way out of the country - they did not have pens to fill out the customs forms, and told us that if we made a mistake we were out of luck because they didn't have extras. It should be more clear (before purchase) that the price for any bag (even a carry on) is so high - it raises the price of the ticket $100 which is significant On arrival in US they NEVER told us what carousel our bags were on, it was not posted, even on the carousel... it took us forever to find them"
Pros: "On time smooth bording"
Cons: "I thought I got a bargain on the flight to Cancun, but this flight ended up costing me nearly double when they charged me $80 for a checked bag that weighed 51 lbs. Every other airline is 50lbs and they are only 40. Then the flight attendants let the back of the plane passengers use all the front luggage bins and I had to fight backwards while deplaning to try and get my carry on. After my layover they straight up took my bag and I was forced to check it at the gate. Seems like a bargain until they nickel and dime you for anything they can."
Cons: "I Didn't like the fact that their online checkin program was a complete disaster. I spent near 2 hours trying to check in and get my boarding pass. During this time I also made three telephone call to their help line which generated no help. I was surprised and disappointed by how little weight wise the checked in baggage was and horrified by the cots of carry one. While the upfront cost of the flight looked good..by the time I had paid for baggage and carry one I would have been better off with another airline My advise to all 'NEVER FLY SPIRIT AIRLINES'"
Cons: "Needs adjustable seats, small snack with a drink for couple of dollars more"
Pros: "Canceled with no valid reason and was not giving any reasonable alternatives to plans made on the flight overseas with less than 12 hours before boarding"
Cons: "Hidden fees for bags and seat assignments."
Pros: "Nothing This is my first and last time flights with you guys SPIRIT AIRLINE I DONT LIKE IT"
Cons: "Do not be thieves It is to much charge for bags And water, etc I swear never to flight with spirit anymore Ever"
Cons: "Flight was delayed and had several gate changes."