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SNA — DEN
Jun 24 — Jul 11
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Low season

October

High season

May

Cheapest flight

$51

Average price round-trip

$147

Good deal round-trip

$177

Good deal one-way

$103
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Most popular time to fly with an average 19% increase in price.
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Top 3 airlines serving Santa Ana J. Wayne/Orange Cnty to Denver Intl

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7.9
DeltaOverall score based on 30918 reviews
8.1Boarding
7.8Comfort
8.5Crew
7.8Entertainment
7.5Food
Airline reviews

We flew First Class to LA from Denver on the Delta-branded contract airline - Sky West. On the way back, we flew First Class on a Delta Airlines owned jet, and the experience was so much better. The flights should have been comparable; but unfortunately cost-cutting by Sky West was evident.

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We flew First Class to LA from Denver on the Delta-branded contract airline - Sky West. On the way back, we flew First Class on a Delta Airlines owned jet, and the experience was so much better. The flights should have been comparable; but unfortunately cost-cutting by Sky West was evident.

Pros: "The staff at Delta are always friendly and helpful and they were able to squeeze me onto a very full flight."
Cons: "The main economy seats were far too narrow."
Cons: "Not really an experienced flyer. Overall the flight seemed good. No issues with airline or airport. Just don’t understand self-important people that feel compelled to push the overhead storage limits with their bags."
Cons: "Flight was delayed and completely packed so our family could not get seats together"
Pros: "Love the fact that the head rests move to support your head better."
Cons: "No meal option and my video screen volume did not work"
Pros: "Boarding was easy."
Cons: "I am 6' 1" tall and weigh 220, so not out of the ordinary and I felt like I was stuffed into a sardine can."
Cons: "Plane very late. Boarding was chaos"
Pros: "Entertainment"
Cons: "Boarding at JFK.Always messy"
Pros: "Boarding was quick"
Cons: "No entertainment, plane was small"
Pros: "Good entertainment selection and great crew"
Cons: "Seats are more uncomfortable relative to other airlines"
Cons: "First delay notification: 1 hour 20 minutes 1 hour later, Second delay notification: 3 hours 15 minutes 2 hours later: Third delay notification: 3 hour 50 minutes Fourth delay notification: 4 hours 25 minutes Fifth delay notification: 4 hour 32 minutes No explanation for reason. Last time flying Delta."
Pros: "The movies offered were decent"
Cons: "I paid extra for a window seat I sit down after they squeezed us all in like sardines and come to my surprise there is no window in my aisles it had been covered up in plastic . First making my area narrow than all the other seats and between the plane leaving late and the terrible process of loading people on the plane . Delta airlines was all about the up sale from charging for every bag to charging for internet ,food so on and so forth. Also one bathroom in the middle of the plane ? REALLY ? Out of tissue , paper towels , and tissue one hour into the flight . What in the Hell is going on with this airline ? Won’t fly with them again ."
Pros: "Early and middle seat was open!"
Cons: "Coffee tasted like fish. :("
Pros: "Entertainment choices were excellent, many new movies available, so I was able to see movies is been meaning to watch. There were drinks available."
Cons: "The air vents barely trickle out any air anymore. No relief to be had. Airline crews say hi and goodbye but that doesn't make them friendly."
Pros: "The crew on the airplane was great. We had 2.5 hours turbulences but the crew started to give out drinks as soon they got the ok from the pilot"
Cons: "We went in LGA to the Baggage drop off and the employee there was super rude. On the flight to New York with Delta we had to check our carry ons at the gate because it wasn't enough room for bags in the airplane.so we asked when we checked our one suitcase if we can/should check our carry ons to avoid having to do it at the gate. The delta employee told me sure no problem. He checks in my one suitcase I purchased gives me the tracking paper and says ok have a good flight. I asked him so what is with our carry ons and he told us that that would cost 25$ and we can't check those in at the drop off?!?We ended up taking the carry ons with to the gate and then off course there wasn't enough room on the airplane that we had to check it in. And surprise it was free?? We had never issues with Lufthansa, icelandair etc. with checking our bags at drop off to not needing to carry it around and than still end up to check it at the airplane. Every airline has been more than happy that we volunteer to check our bags that they don't have the trouble at the gate."
Pros: "We boarded close to on time, no hassles. Allowed my husband and me (retired military) to board early, thank you."
Cons: "LAX security is awful. We never left the airport (arrived LAX from Sydney AU) yet were forced thru security again. Had to remove shoes, was scanned and "frisked" by TSA to get to Denver. To go to Australia, Denver TSA waived the removal of shoes, skipped the scan for the metal detector and no one touched me, ditto for LAX on the trip to Sydney. Where's the uniformity or standards for TSA?? Why did I have to be subjected to this garbage on the way home?? This is why I despise flying. It makes no sense to me. This ruined what was a great vacation."
Cons: "Very little leg room."
Pros: "JFK to Denver the flight Attendants were once again great. Lots of entertainment choices again. The usual rough air coming into DIA."
Cons: "From JFK to Denver the seats were to close for leg room by an inch or two. The temperature was hot most of the flight."
Pros: "Love the built in tv’s with free entertainment."
Cons: "The plane got delayed on the runway and the shut the engines off so the plane got super hot, but even after we got up in the air it never cooled down. Normally I’m freezing on flights, but I just sat sweating this whole flight. It was terrible."
Pros: "I usually have had great experiences with Delta. The meal selection was limited. By the time they made it up to my seat they had run out of what we wanted. Also, the entertainment system at my seat and my husbands wasn’t working well. One of the bathrooms had a cabinets Tvst oliiiooooiiooooioiooiiiooiio"
Pros: "The staff really helped me out getting on standby so that I didn't have to wait for a 9 hour layover. Overall great experience and great staff."
Pros: "Everything was perfect !! Staff friendly"
Pros: "Excellent piloting and cabin crew."
Pros: "It got me home, eventually."
Cons: "Poor communication, a 6 hour delay followed by a 7 hour layover (during which we had to sleep on an airport floor because Delta couldn't offer us any hotel vouchers). Gate agents disappeared after 7pm becuase they were due to be done with their shifts when our flight was originally supposed to leave at 6 pm. It felt like we were trapped in the movie The Terminal. Oh! And our bag was misrouted, because that was just how things went those 2 days. All in all a 6 hour trip turned into 18 hours. I could have driven home in that amount of time!"
Cons: "Check in lines were crazy long"
Cons: "My daughter was stuck in SLC for 5 hours because there 1 cancelled flight and 1 delayed flight. It was very upsetting not knowing when she going to arrive in Denver."
Pros: "First leg from San Diego was excellent."
Cons: "Arriving in SLC discovered out flight to Denver was CANCELLED! Had to reschedule to the next day. Not fun!"
Pros: "App is good and convenient to use."
Cons: "The app went down just as we were getting ready to board and luckily i had a printed pass and it took some extra time to check in."
Pros: "really helpful and friendly service and nice seats."
Cons: "We left late, it was delayed then maintenance issues. Twice. Seating was very tight and uncomfortable, no movies or entertainment at all. U.S. flights are the worst. Even on short flights with aeromexico outside the U.S. you get movies and food. Zero stars for comfort, food and entertainment."
Pros: "free texting and entertainment!"
Cons: "our flight was delayed half an hour."
Cons: "I don't like that I already completed this survey several days ago and have been receiving reminders to do so. I guess you don't have a good system in place for knowing who has and has not completed your surveys. That's too bad."
Pros: "The boarding process in Atlanta was as smooth as could be expected given that it was a full flight. I appreciated the gate announcer's suggestions to everyone about how to ease the overhead baggage crunch."
Cons: "Economy is very tight quarters."
Pros: "Friendliness of staff. Second flight was a newer plane - sweet!"
Cons: "For a long flight perhaps a little more in the snack department."
Pros: "Crew was all very nice"
Cons: "Flying is always uncomfortable"
Cons: "Excellent service excellent pilot"
Pros: "Flights were both on time and boarded quickly. Crew was wonderful!"
Pros: "Free in flight entertainment"
Cons: "One of my bags went to Santa Fe"
Pros: "Entertainment"
Cons: "This is my third flight this year with Delta and every time we wait for the "crew" to get off from another flight. And as soon as they get there we can board. It's getting very annoying. Fix it."
Pros: "Had a great experience on my flight. All on time, and connections were great."
Cons: "I'm tired of Delta making it IMPOSSIBLE to experience benefits of my loyalty. I flew literally AROUND the world in the past 6 months and it STILL doesn't qualify me for anything more than Silver elite? Seriously? When you use a voucher because of their error to lower your ticket price, but still pay cash for it, why does that then automatically exclude you from upgrades? Poor customer loyalty, in fact, non-existent these days."
Pros: "Early arrival. And service"
Cons: "I was assigned very last seat and there is no reclining option."
Pros: "WiFi, good flight attendants"
Cons: "Would like to see Direct TV along with Delta Suite so can watch live TV"
Pros: "Attendants and entertainment"
Cons: "Delays for no explained reason"
Pros: "The seats were the widest with the most cushion and padding I've ever had on any flight, I think all their seats were like that. The plane we were on had more leg room than your average flight. Also the backs of the chair were very tall, leaving even mpre head room perfect for tall people . I fly a lot and sometimes my knees hit the seat in front of me or when they recline it shoves the tray to close to you. Not on this flight there was enough room for me to lay back in the seat had the adjustable headrest that went up and down and also curved in to hold your head from falling on your neighbor next to you. Love the fact they had the USB plug-in in front of you. And the crew constantly kept coming through to empty trash and offer beverages. The plane was clean bathrooms in front and back of the airplane. Over all quiet engine and we were above the wings. Temperature good."
Cons: "The crew member that was checking in people at the gate would talk so fast we could barely understand what he was saying on the overhead announcement. I was traveling with someone who was hearing impaired so we were unaware of that they were getting ready to board. The electronic TV monitor wasn't updating to say boarding to notify people that would be helpful for the hearing impaired. Or--if a crew member is muffled on the announcement or talks too fast you can't understand or know what's going on. The most frustrating thing for me and my daughter we were both expecting to use Delta online entertainment. There are no monitor screens in the seats in front of us on this plane. So we were able to use our phones, but it would not download and once It finally downloaded we couldn't upload any of the movies. Connection speed way too slow. The warning said there were too many people on it at that time. Also I like it when they offer free headphones for people that don't have them. An example that would benefit people that don't want to listen to loud people on the plane or babies that are crying."
Pros: "plane had individual movies for free with each seat!"
Cons: "Flight was repeatedly delayed. Ended up being over 3 hours late to depart due to weather. Another delay due to mechanical problems."
Pros: "nice snack"
Pros: "The crew was nice."
Cons: "The seats, in addition to being stationary, had little to no cushion in the seat."
Pros: "The crew was great, and the price cannot be beat."
Cons: "I really dislike the size of Frontier's tray tables, and the fact that coffee is not free. This specific flight also encountered a lot of turbulence, but that's not Frontier's fault."
Cons: "Cost too much for carry-on. Seats don't recline."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "I had to pay for every little thing after I already booked my flight in advance."
Pros: "The staff were very pleasant"
Cons: "The seats are small and don't recline"
Pros: "The comfort was as good as it was in my review because I had the whole row to myself. There is more padding on bus seats. And I avoided paying for a carry on and a checked bag by strategically packing in the largest purse I have... Saved $70."
Cons: "There's no padding and baggage is expensive. Thankfully my stay isn't longer so the baggage thing is doable."
Pros: "The crew was nice."
Cons: "The flight was delayed 2 hours. Then the gate was occupied when we landed and we had to wait again."
Pros: "cheap flight"
Cons: "Carry on fees"
Pros: "The crew was very friendly and helpful. I would even say better than most I've dealt with"
Cons: "Frontier charges for everything including carry on luggage, seat assignments and beverage service. That's disappointing because I'd rather just pay a little more for the flight than be nicked and dimed."
Cons: "They give your only water"
Cons: "They charged for bags when there was so much wasted space in overhead space."
Cons: "I was charged an additional fee for an actual seat on the aircraft. In addition to this, I was charged for my carry on item."
Pros: "New plane made it more comfortable, but make sure you review Frontiers bag policy. They are now a nickel-and-dime business that charges overpriced fees for carry on and check in bags"
Pros: "The crew seemed nice, the plane was clean as usual. I fly Frontier when going home to visit family for long weekends several times a year, and the crews range from hilarious and upbeat to just polite and friendly. Never met a rude or "bad" crew member."
Cons: "Thankfully I know it costs extra to bring luggage, so we brought a bag to check for $40, but it cost even more for a carry on, and this information was/is (at the time of this writing), not easy to find or brought to your attention when booking and can be a slap in the face to unsuspecting travelers. Flight was delayed 50 minutes. Seats do not recline at all in the newer planes, the tray table is so tiny I saw people using their laps over the trays for laptop use."
Pros: "I'm going to go out of my way to try and never fly with Frontier again! How do you expect anyone to fly without baggage? $40 for a carry-on?! I thought I could go home for the holidays for under $300 but with this fee and the other, and the seats that no one seems to fit in comfortably, I am tired, $400 poorer, and have a kinked neck! To top it off, I can't remember the last time any of my flights left on time. Get your act together Frontier."
Cons: "there was a storm and my original flight was cancelled on saturday at 12:50 pm. ok i get it that happens. you could not get through on the phone to reschedule tho. was on hold for over an hour. had to go to the airport to do that. turned in the rental car. then told couldn't reschedule until Sunday at 7 pm. luckily i was staying with a friend or i would have had to take a taxi and get a hotel. then on sunday started to get texts saying the flight was late. it got later and later and then, you guessed it, it was cancelled again. rather than go back to the airport to reschedule, i booked a flight on another airline for the next day. can't get ahold of customer service to ask for a refund and don't want to drive 2 hours to the closest airport to ask for a refund so i guess i lost my fare, the extra i paid for my seat and for my luggage. do not fly this airline when storms may be an issue."
Cons: "The crew was fine. There was a problem with the fuel in Santa Ana, so we had to make a stop in Las Vegas to refuel which took nearly an hour to do. On top of that the airline issued no apology, no refund or voucher even though the flight was meant to be direct. The strangest experience I had ever had flying and (even though I said it last time), I seriously will NEVER fly Frontier again."
Cons: "We arrived 20 min early - no gate available - Had to wait 29 min -- then they can on w an additional problem which would extend our time 25 more min"
Cons: "The fact that I got baited and switched on my first ticket purchased. I purchased 2 other flights on kyak after I purchased those I got an email saying my frontier flight did not go through and since I already bought my other two I had to purchase the flight to NYC which then ended up costing an extra 150$ dollars."
Pros: "Boarding Process was good. Take off time was excellent"
Cons: "None of the monitors would let you check in your baggage (no Frontier), forcing everyone to wait for the agent to clear in front. Almost put me in jeopardy of the 45minute rule. Very, very, very upset that frontier insists on keeping my prepaid baggage fee of $40 for a 2nd bag that I never used. I did this weeks in advance and expected snow. I still went, but no snow, so I didn't need my skis and therefore didn't need my 2nd bag. Frontier refuses to refund my $40. STUPID! STUPID ON YOUR PART. I am very upset to get duped like this. I will NEVER predo my baggage AGAIN. NEVER. NEVER. NEVER. Although everything else good, I would book on Southwest before I would book on Frontier again. Keep your lousy $40, because this will cost you much more in the long run. Tell your chairman, president this. STUPID. I also didn't like that the seats didn't recline. I paid more for a seat 3D flying from Orange County to Denver."
Pros: "The stewardess requested someone change seats with a man in the first row who had a problem with his leg. I changed seats with him and then, as it was policy, the stewardess GAVE me a drink and snack. I was surprised!"
Cons: "All passengers sat at baggage claim for tsk hours waiting for our bags to show up. Airline kept making announcements saying everyone was receiving a $40 voucher in their email, but I've never received one. The woman at the bag stand making announcements was not helpful and somewhat dismissive/sarcastic"
Pros: "Nothing"
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 flight wasn't delayed 12 hours this time"
Cons: "The long layover in Denver and that I wasn't given a full refund for my flight there when I had to book with a different airline, nor was my $30 bag check refunded."
Cons: "Made me wait for 3 hours to tell that they cant make any arrangements to get to my family reunion. I missed the opportunity to catch the flight through other airlines. Very ineffecient staff and chaotic and lethargic service. they couldnt handle 5 customers in 2 hours. You will suffer terribly if you serious and important travel plans."
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: "Flight took off earlier than expected, which was great. Great staff at ticket check"
Cons: "Flight attendants weren't frienfly"
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."
Pros: "Crew and pilot were friendly and helpful."
Cons: "I was on a small plane initially, seats were a step up from folding chairs. When I made my connecting Th seats were equally uncomfortable. I am an average fit person. This was a terribly uncomfortable flight as a result."
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: "I didn't enjoy how the ticket is cheap online but they get you in the end by charge for your seat and luggage ( even carry-on)."
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: "Some things were standard and up to expectations."
Cons: "The airline pumps flavored air into the cabin. They nickel and dime you. The seats don't recline unless you upgrade. They charge for carry on baggage. They charge for water and snacks."
Pros: "Bar/food menu bundled The food wasn't good but concept was"
Cons: "Nothing to read watch or listen to"
Pros: "The aircraft staff and ticket counter staff were friendly."
Cons: "Our flight was delayed 30 mins and then when we arrived at our destination, we had to sit on the plane for another 30-40 minutes because there was no crew available to guide the aircraft in and connect the skyway. its been a while since we've traveled Frintier, and now I know why. Super cheap seats, tray table (or lack thereof), and the buckle and dining on seats, luggage, carry on is absurd! They have done a complete overhaul of their brand from when I used to fly them more regularly."
Cons: "Had to pay $40-45 per piece for checking carry-on luggage, charges for anything to eat or drink, charges to pick a seat that wasn't in the middle. Will not fly Frontier again."
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: "Unfriendly baggage policies will make you feel ripped off. You're better off paying higher prices with a better airline such as Southwest or Virgin America because with all the baggae fees and surcharges you're gonna pay the same price or higher than the other airlines and you'll have absolutely NO comforts. You get what you pay for, but with Frontier Airlines you get LESS than what you paid for..."
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."
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."
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 flight was short!"
Cons: "I am shocked at how Frontier has downgraded to uncomfortable seats, no entertainment, envelope sized trays, and charging for extra for everything!! So disappointed=("
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: "The staff were great. Boarding was also fast"
Cons: "Had to pay for carry one, not comfortable"
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: "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 flight was majorly delayed."
Cons: "Spirit does not provide any complementary snacks or beverages and does not provide any entertainment devices for its passengers. Their seats do not recline and they have very little room in the regular economy seats. I expected all of this when I booked this ticket but those who don’t know should."
Cons: "Flight was delayed over an hour."
Cons: "be ontime not hours late"
Pros: "The crew was funny. We did airplane yoga and they made jokes."
Pros: "Quick and easy flight"
Cons: "Could not enter the gate, waited on the tarmac after arriving for a long time with rude flight attendants."
Pros: "Spirit did fine but the Russian group that sat near us talked nonstop and loudly and stood up in the isles a good portion of that time. They also had the lights turned on which made it impossible to rest ."
Pros: "Crew was nice"
Cons: "Spirit is the below cheep. The seats are bare basic do not lend back even a little. They advertise as the low rate fare, but by the time you add in the carry on luggage fee, I could have used a different carrier. They charge even for water $3.00 for tiny bottle. The planes rattle during take off and landing. I would only fly Spirit again if I had an emergency to get to and had no other choice. I would pay 50.00 for a better plane. They put two more rows of seats in their plane-cramped, cramped"
Pros: "We were sitting 200 feet away from the gate and did not hear any announcements. About 10 of us miss the flight"
Pros: "boarding was fast"
Cons: "the kiosks didn't work, there was a long line, no one explained it was for baggage only, there was someone in another line that I found after I was in first line for 30mins doing the tickets, then she left w/o warning, no one at the counter for a while before another stepped in. Also, poor customer service, yelling at passengers to step up to line, waving them forth to counter rather than stating, 'next please'. Not friendly"
Pros: "We arrived at our destination."
Cons: "The crew was extremely rude and sexist towards a family with kids that were just trying to fasten their seatbelts safely. Instead of helping, they only got angry at the parents for not knowing how to get the seatbelts safely on their children. They repeatedly ignored the wife and kept addressing the husband as if she was not there. It was very uncomfortable to be around and seemed entirely unnecessary."
Pros: "The price"
Cons: "Not being able to pick a seat without being charged extra for it"
Cons: "Late 2 hours looking for additional mileage to add to my spirit credit card"
Pros: "Punctuality"
Cons: "Being charged for baggage"
Cons: "We had a 2 hour delay in boarding and then a 20 minute wait at the landing gate as they were all full."
Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "Flight was delayed, Woman had an intact male Pit bull as a service dog ( therapy dog). The dog acted up 3 times in waiting area I do not know why they would let that dog in the cabin?"
Cons: "Our return flight was cancelled and we received no phone call or email of any kind letting us know. We had a wasted trip to the airport and my buddies vacation time was up the next day so it put him in the hot seat at work. They were very unprofessional at the check in counter while we were trying to figure out what to do. My friend who we were going to see in Denver had flown spirit a few months before to come see me in Texas. And he had some unnecessary issues also with delays and unprofessional personnel. I won't be using them again. Use a different airline."
Cons: "We were delayed for about three hours but there were no announcements or screens displaying that information. There was no indication that we were even at the correct gate. People had to walk up one at a time and ask to confirm what was happening and that we were all at the correct gate. Two hours after our flight was supposed to take off, there was finally an announcement letting us know that there was a delay and our gate would be changed so we needed to move out of the way so another flight could use the gate, but not to too far because they didn't know when or where our flight would be leaving from. It was chaotic and disorganized for no reason. I understand that delays happen but the lack of communication was unacceptable."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "I bought this ticket directly from spirit. They scheduled my connection such that it would have been impossible to make. Apparently this was an "unforeseeable circumstance", so I was offered no accommodations even though there were no alternate flights available until two days later. The agent I spoke with changed his story about what could be done every time we spoke, and when I requested a refund, he was unable to print a receipt or any kind of confirmation paperwork or email whatsoever to prove to me that my ticket had been refunded. He was also unable to tell me the amount of the refund. I simply had to take his word for it that Spirit would process my refund for an unknown amount within 5 business days. Needless to say, i have doubts. This was absolutely unacceptable. I was forced to pay for an alternate flight on a different airline, and pay for an airport hotel for the night. I am beyond furious with spirit airlines and I have received unimaginably terrible customer service."
Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "The price of the flight was relatively inexpensive, however, after paying for a second carry on, checked bag and overweight checked bag (40 lbs not 50 lbs), this flight was WAY more expensive than other carriers with the same luggage. The bag fees were never explained during the booking process. The flight was delayed almost 2 hours due to other Spirit delays to Ft. Lauderdale, thus, instead of paying hotels and rebooking Spirit customers, Spirit decided to wait until every passenger boarded -- not caring that customers were missing connections in Denver. The ticket agent in Ft. Lauderdale was a right miserable so and so. I'll never use Spirit again."
Cons: "I know Spirit offers low fares and in return you pay for everything else, seats, carry-on bags, boarding passes (if you don't print yourself), drinks, etc. In knowing this I did my due diligence before this flight to make sure I wasn't going to be charged for things like the size of my purse (I measured it), etc. Upon check in for this flight, I was informed that I owed $30 because my checked bag was 43 lbs and Spirit has a weight limit of 40 lbs. The other customers in line were just as shocked. To me, the standard is 50 lbs. With that being said, in my research on Spirits website this was not clear. I think this sort of fee should be much more prominent. I am a "prepar-er" if you will and for me to not know this charge was coming tells me Spirit most likely makes a lot of money off of passengers regularly having to pay this unexpected fee at check in. The ticketing agent told me it happens daily after I asked him. This feels a bit like a scam, in my opinion. Spirit will say "It's on our website" and I'm sure it is but again, I don't feel like this charge for a weight that's standard is 50 lbs is clearly called out to passengers. I'm fine with no frills, I'm not fine with unexpected charges that I feel are under the radar until the 11th hour when you have no choice but to pay or repack. Uncool, spirit."
Pros: "The flight crew were very nice and professional"
Cons: "The check in process was horrific. Their website was not working so I was forced to spend more to print my boarding pass at the airport. I had no idea Spirit was going to be so uncomfortable. I really think a disclaimer in large print should be available prior to booking with them. Something like Attention: the flight you are about to book comes with very small, unpadded seats crammed closer together than most airplanes. You will be physically touching every person you sit next to. Even if you are a skinny person. The seats do not recline there is no Wi-Fi or on board entertainment. You will be nickel and dime to death so that in the end you won't actually be saving as much money as you tjought."
Cons: "Spirit broke my luggage. The staff was very rude. And hidden fees are everywhere. It's worth it to pay 20/25 more on a ticket with out hidden fees. Never again."
Cons: "That my bags are more expensive than my plane ticket"
Pros: "I liked the large airplane. We were all 3 seated together even though we didn't pay for seating. We weren't in the back. The seats were comfortable."
Pros: "Boarding is easy, actual flight price is ok"
Cons: "Baggage fees are outrageous. It makes a great ticket price equal the competition or higher. 55 for a carry on, 10 dollars to talk to someone at the counter if you don't use the kiosk. I will pay slightly more in the future to never use them again."
Pros: "On the opposite side of the helpful/friendly spectrum -there was one employee who heard my story and offered to let me use one of his free flights if I was charged for some reason. He waited while I went through the ticketing process again. That was VERY generous. I wish I had taken his name down."
Cons: "Did not receive a notification that my gate had changed to an entirely different terminal and I missed my flight. There was no way to even know/find where my new gate was located. They only had one Spirit employee at the gate that was on my ticket and she was busy checking the people in for another flight. Ladies at the correct gate were not friendly or helpful. Paid $200 to stay overnight in a hotel and I missed a day of work. The check-in/ticketing area for Spirit was a madhouse."
Pros: "Crew, communication was all great"
Cons: "The only negative was the seats were a little cramped. I am not a big guy and I found the seating a little narrow. Overall a good flight, great value. Will definitely fly Spirit again."
Pros: "nothing"
Cons: "Everything was awful from the way they handled bags, to the communication about delays, to the delays themselves, to the failure to take care of passengers given the long delays. Before signing up for a Spirit flight, make sure you add the cost of checking carry-on bag, getting a seat assignment, getting any water during flight, boarding (yes they up charge for boarding). Then, make sure you factor in the small size of the airline which makes it far, far more vulnerable to weather delays - fewer planes, fewer pilots, fewer re-routes available. Also, add at least an hour to the end of each flight to get your bags if you do check them. So, you don't save money or time, and you're very vulnerable to weather and mechanical. With their organization this bad, I can only imagine how weak their mechanical is."
Cons: "Every thing"
Pros: "On time and staff very accommodating"
Cons: "No much leg room"
Pros: "Well, it got my mom here in one piece."
Cons: "Everything else. The time has come where the price does not outweigh the discomfort, stupid fees, and rudeness."
Cons: "I don't mind the bare fare, a-la-carte pricing. Its different but once I understood it, I could manage. On my flight to Ft. Lauderdale from Denver, I witnessed a male flight attendant being exceptionally rude to every person passing him while entering the plane. He then proceeded to belittle and talk down to each customer he talked to about moving jackets and correct placement of personal vs. carry on items. There was plenty of room in overhead bins once the plane was loaded. This flight attendant, talked to people as if we knew have rule he did and if they didn't he became aggressive and rude. At one point an older gentleman in his late 60's questioned what the rude flight attendant was saying and the attendant snapped. He screamed at the man and then threatened to have him removed for challenging what he said. I was afraid to ask for water or to even stand up because of how your flight attendant responded to an honest question. I have been flying for 30years and have never experienced such vile behavior on an airplane. The male flight attendant had brown hair was around 6ft tall, not big but not in good shape and wore glasses. I hope that he never is able to threaten people in flight again. The atrocious behavior i witnessed, has me never wanting to fly with spirit again. On the way home from Mexico, our flights were timed 1hr apart but yet it took 2+ hrs to go through customs. Do to this poor planning on behalf of spirit, we missed our flight and had to spend another unexpected night in Florida. I incurred charges for taxis, hotels, expensive food and missing work. When I spoke with spirit staff members they refused to help. One suggested I should pay money for a new flight. Its took me 5 employees to finally find someone who offered to fix the flights for the next day for no extra cost. I was offered no compensation for my inconvenience and time."
Pros: "easy and on time boarding, easy flight."
Cons: "I am lucky it was just for a 2 hour flight, seats were very uncomfortable"
Pros: "n/a"
Cons: "Don't let the cheap flight fool you, at every turn there are additional costs. Even a carry on. ag costs at the least 45 bucks if you do it before hand. At the gate, it cost 100 bucks to CARRY ON a bag. Sitting in the airport for 5 hours was fun too. :/"
Pros: "The price initially"
Cons: "The spirit luggage check in delayed me (the 120 minutes early I was there) before the flight - standing in line - by the time I got to the ONE gate agent she said I was too late to catch the flight and admitted it wasn't my fault but I would have to pay an additional $170 to book the next flight which was the following morning. Down hill from there. It took me an hour waiting on hold to speak to someone on the phone. The representative & then her supervisor could care less, by that time the rebooking charge had gone up to $215. It cost me $300+ to last minute book a low price room for the night, taxi back and forth from the airport (I had already returned my rental car). That doesn't include the return flight I paid for on a different airline or the refund I should have recieved for the RT trip I already paid for. Shameful (non)service spirit!!!"
Pros: "Friendly crew, new planes."
Cons: "Small, uncomfortable seats/armrests."
Pros: "I did like the price point of the tickets very little in delays and customer service was on point all the way around"
Cons: "The cost of baggage was three times as much as my ticket maybe bump the price of tickets up a bit and make two bags free a carry on and a check if it weighs more then say 40 lbs then charge a higher fee."
Cons: "My flight was booked for the wrong day. I only had one day selected on Kayak.com so I never thought to call in and verify time and date. I was signed up for text notifications but I never received anything."
Pros: "The crew was great. Especially when we had to wait out a rain storm that developed as we were heading for take off"
Cons: "I wish the seats reclined so I could actually get comfortable"
Cons: "There was a 4 hour delay for our Spirit airlines flight to Denver because there was a "smell" coming from the airplane. After 3 and a half hours Spirit decided to compensate for the delay with a $14 voucher to be used anywhere in the airport. Unfortunately by that time there were no restaurants or stores open, other than one tiny snack bar, rendering the voucher virtually useless. I will never fly spirit again."
Pros: "Overall this was a bad experience. Spirit forces you to pay $55 for a carry-on bag. I suppose I should have known this already, and I'm sure it was in the fine print of my ticket. So partly my own fault. But when you add in all the fees Spirit nickel and dimes you for, you could have purchased a ticket with a better airline for same price. In addition, the boarding process was slow and the staff was unprofessional. The flight attendants were rude, the seats do not recline at all, and I could feel a hard metal piece inside my headrest. I asked for a pillow but the flight attendant said none were available. I will not be flying Spirit again unless there are absolutely no other options."
Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "I spent 7 hours sitting in an airport with nothing to do spent more money at the bar in the restaurant and with my baggage then with the actual ticket cost plus I made it 9 hours later"
Cons: "To start, when we arrived at the Detroit airport at 5:30am for our 7am flight, the line to check bags was clear across the building. It eventually got to the point where they had to make a special line for our flight to check in at around 6:30am. Fortunately we were towards the front of that line and when we finally got through security we raced to our gate and made it just before they were about to close the doors. There were many people behind us still trying to make their way either through the check-in line or security and we tried to speak up and tell the flight attendants just that as they announced we were shutting the doors and about to push back. One lady sitting near us was on the phone with her friend whom she was traveling with that was at the gate along with a dozen other people trying to get on the plane. When we tried to tell the flight attendants to wait, one flight attendant had the dignity to come over to me and said "if my party wasn't on the plane then I could get off the plane." Finally, they opened the doors one last time and about 15 people came through, however, there were still plenty of open seats on a flight that typically is quite full so I'm certain many more missed the flight. Once we got to Denver it was no surprise that only about 12 pieces of luggage came through the carousel so more than half the plane was missing their luggage. We were then told that if we had a late check-in, which everyone who checked luggage did, then we would have to come back to the airport to retrieve ti. Fortunately, they made an exception for our flight and our luggage was delivered the next morning. All in all, I'm extremely disappointed and frustrated with the way Spirit handled everything, with the exception of finally agreeing to deliver our luggage. The lack of communication, efficiency, and concern, between everyone at Spirit, those checking people in, the flight attendants, the luggage crew, the person in charge of lost luggage, is so unacceptable. From now on, I will gladly pay more just so I NEVER have to fly Spirit ever again! They not only lost my business but also from those who were on the flight with us standing in line to file our lost luggage claim as well."
Pros: "Safety and crew."
Cons: "Lacking comfort"
Cons: "Too easy to miss that they charge for carry-ons, and charge for drinks and snacks too"
Pros: "The comedian crew member on this flight was absolutely my favorite part of the trip. He was entertaining and incredibly positive thru out the 4.5 hour tarmack stand still. His charisma and wit kept most of the passengers and crew members on point. He was just a happy go lucky guy with a good heart. Kudos to him!"
Cons: "Mother Nature was not kind and the humans closed down the Denver airport, avoiding any threatening interactions. It was most unfavorable being stuck on the tarmack for 4.5 hours, being charged a lot of money for crumby snacks, however I am grateful that I am still alive and did not have a more tramatic plane experience (aka a crash landing accident due to lightning). Over all, it was a pain in the butt, waiting to hear about updates (taking hours at a time to decide), and then getting redirected from Colorado Springs to Denver on a bus. My friend whom was picking me up from the airport was inconvenienced as well, but we tried to be positive about the whole experience. I don't ever want to fly with Spirit again, but because it was so inexpensive, I just rolled with the punches. You get what you pay for..."
Pros: "I loved the humor the crew worked into the mundane aspects of flying."
Cons: "I did not like having to pay an additional 45 dollars to bring on a cary on that seemed a bit steep in price point."
Pros: "Overall the web site looks like it was successfully intended to be attractive and it contains all the needed info."
Cons: "*Promising to answer a question "within 48hrs" is NOT OK when it is about checking in. *We SHOULD NOT have to register in order to be able to check in. Why is more than conf # and name needed unless it is to be shared or sold? *The needed info is scattered in many places on the site eg bag size, weight, and prices. *I was charged the "at checkin" price when I used the add baggage link before starting to check in; b/c I was within 24hrs? Purposely didn't start to check in yet so I wouldn't get the higher price."
Pros: "The initial price seemed fair."
Cons: "The airline lets you bring a purse for free. If you don't realize this policy when you book: there is an additional fee for a carry-on. Unless you book through Spirit, this policy is not well communicated. Beverages-- including water are associated with fees."
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