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An average nonstop flight takes 2h 44m, covering a distance of 1002 miles.
There are 783 (nonstop) flights between Tampa and Chicago per week, averaging 111 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Spirit Airlines ($20) and Frontier ($21), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Spirit Airlines ($40) and Frontier ($44).
Southwest (14 times daily), United Airlines (12 times daily), Air Canada (10 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
From Tampa to Chicago, Friday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Tuesday is the most expensive. Flying from Chicago back to Tampa , the best deals are generally found on Friday, with Saturday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Tampa you will be using Tampa, often referred to as Tampa Airport. You will be landing at one of these airports: Chicago Midway or Chicago O'Hare Intl.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "I love that the plane has extra space available between seats (with no one in the middle) & that everyone was encouraged to keep their mask on at all times."
Cons: "It was at a good pace"
Pros: "Poor service overall. Seats were just like in the economy area, not much different."
Cons: "Better service"
Cons: "We PAID $30/each to check 2 bags, both ways, so $120 total. Then at the gate, BOTH WAYS, Delta Gate Reps allowed people to check bags for FREE, & pick up at bag claim, just like WE PAID TO DO. NO MORE DELTA FOR US!"
Cons: "Delta Comfort isn’t so comfortable. Seats are too skinny."
Cons: "The website could work for starters"
Pros: "The entire flight was excellent, on time, great friendly crew, edible food, movies and options were great, perfect in every way. It was a little chaotic at flight loading on extra security, but I assume it could have something to do with it being on 9/11 and it was ultimately bound for NYC."
Cons: "I honestly cannot think of anything."
Pros: "Prompt boarding and departure."
Cons: "Refreshments and up to date airplane. Plane seem outdated and very loud. Flight attendants could use a friendlier demeanor"
Cons: "Being on time."
Pros: "Nothing exceptional stands out"
Cons: "Flight was not on time"
Cons: "The WiFi"
Pros: "new airbus plane. great luggage bins"
Pros: "The entire crew was hospitable & accommodating; I was very pleased with all of the flight crew!"
Cons: "My disappointment regarding my flight experience had nothing to do with the flight crew I met/seen/corresponded with; I was unhappy & displeased to pick up my new luggage with the top zippered broke off & missing."
Pros: "see above"
Pros: "Fine, courteous"
Cons: "The comfort of the seat, the food"
Cons: "Everything else"
Pros: "Took my carry on & checked thru Edinburgh. Now I have no meds, clothes or glasses. Very wrong. Others out on larger carry Ins."
Pros: "Nice ride, entertainment available and arriving a little early was a plus."
Pros: "No entertainment and no food other than snacks."
Pros: "Crew was friendly enough, but not overly."
Cons: "Entertainment system was (again) not fully functional. No success to "noon-movies", such as games. Plane was untidy almost from the beginning. Check-in staff was functional, but not particularly friendly."
Pros: "The KLM ground staff were extremely helpful and reassuring when there was confusion with my ticket."
Cons: "I booked KLM flights (Cork - Tampa return) but the planes were in fact Aer Lingus and Delta. So I have no idea what KLM is like. When I checked in at Cork the ground staff could only give me a boarding card for the first flight. For the second one she said I would have to go to the Delta counter in Amsterdam. It was difficult to find a counter there or staff as check-in was all by computer. The computer kept saying 'error' when I put in my code. I eventually was directed to a KLM desk (nicely hidden). I was told that my seat no longer existed. At this point the flight was ready to board. Thankfully the KLM ground staff were extremely helpful and reassuring and upgraded my ticket to economy comfort. On the way back, I could only get a boarding card for my first flight. The second two I had to collect at the boarding gate of the second flight."
Pros: "After almost every airline cancelled. Delta still took me to where I needed to go with not one single problem. That pilot was amazing. I forget his name. But the plane didn't slide or anything during take off. Amazing."
Cons: "What was there not to like. We were a little bit late but I wasn't in a rush. I planned well ahead. Delta moved my flight from 10 a.m. to 6 a.m. and that was perfectly fine with me."
Pros: "Easy boarding, helpful crew, on time, informative pilot"
Cons: "Fewer and fewer choices for beverage and snack"
Pros: "I told the crew I had a short connection time at a far terminal and I was worried because my seat was in the rear of the aircraft and they were able to move me up closer to the front to ensure I got off the aircraft quickly to make my next flight. That was amazing."
Pros: "Great trips notifications"
Cons: "Barking dogs. 4 around us! Middle seat."
Pros: "Crew was great, helped us board fast after a delayed arrival and to avoid needing a crew change (FAA Regs)."
Cons: "Plane was a D-90? The plane was very loud with vibration noise at very high decibels during the whole flight. Because of the extended flight (3 1/2 hours in the air) due to a storm system, they should have offered more food to travelers."
Pros: "Newer plane with entertainment"
Cons: "was a great flight"
Pros: "Entertainment in top notch... stewards were very pleasants"
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "Air crew was friendly and tried to get people settled as quick as they could to get back on time"
Cons: "plane was a bit late getting in so we left Tampa late fortunately my transfer gate was only a short walk from the arrival gate in Detroit so no issues catching my next flight."
Pros: "Not crowded. Short flight."
Pros: "Boarding, checking in etc. The usual stuff, nothign spectacular."
Cons: "Seats are getting too crowded!"
Cons: "The person sitting next to me what is not able to fit in their seat, therefore, he filled his seat and half of my seat. I don't think it's fair that I paid for a full seat and only was able to use half of my seat. I was incredibly uncomfortable the entire flight. I was pressed up against the window and against the stranger passenger that I did not know. By the end of the flight, my shirt and my pants are soaked with sweat, it was not my sweat."
Pros: "The crew was very friendly and had great humor."
Pros: "The crew was beyond friendly and courteous. Lots of leg room."
Cons: "I was an older plane, it was louder than our flight down to Atlanta. Nothing they could do about it, but a slight annoyance."
Pros: "I liked the WiFi and Movies. The flight crew was wonderful making a stressful retreat from Hurricane Irma a little better"
Pros: "Staff was frIendly."
Cons: "One of my bags went to Santa Fe"
Pros: "Excellent infotainment system"
Cons: "45 min queue to take-off"
Pros: "Easy boarding. Due to bad weather they kept us well informed. One hour late but not their fault."
Cons: "A little chilly in the waiting are."
Pros: "The updated food is a nice change to Delta and a positive one."
Cons: "The attitude of the flight attendants was rude and not a way to act in a customer service industry."
Pros: "Friendly crew, navigation around storm, comfortable flight"
Pros: "The flight was good, but the flight attendants were friendly and fun making it better than usual."
Pros: "Overall flight experience was excellent - no delays!"
Cons: "As always, Delta has very little room to store anything in pullback seat back of seat in front of passenger seat."
Pros: "The crew was friendly and accommodating, and service was good"
Cons: "I purchased a basic economy ticket and upon checking in, my Delta app said my seat was unassigned and I had to get my boarding pass at the airport. I checked back later and the app had me as number 7 on the standby list. I called Delta (wait time 3+ hours... my flight was in 3), and then the Delta app support where I was able to get through to someone. She told me that the ticket I purchased over a month in advance did not guarantee me a seat on the plane (???). She said that if I was bumped from the flight they would reschedule me for the next morning. She was pretty rude and made it seem like I had a 50/50 shot of getting on this plane. I rushed to the airport in hopes that I would be the first from Standby there, and the gate agent told me that I was fine and would board right after first class and be assigned a seat then. Great. Once I got my seat assignment, I board to find out there is someone else sitting in my seat...... They eventually called the desk and had her moved, but it was the weirdest boarding experience I've had.. and I've flown Spirit. These planes that Delta fly's are SO OLD. Both times I have flown Delta the "turbulence" has been so bad and cold air was blowing right on my the whole flight with no option to turn it off (it wasn't from one of the vents, but from the side). Someone close to me works for Delta and I know for a fact that some of their engines blow mid-flight.. and they tell the passengers that it's turbulence.. so that doesn't make me feel very safe. I won't fly Delta again if there is another comparable option."
Pros: "Everyone was very polite"
Cons: "Too many seats hadn't been aside. It was an unnecessary wait in line for about 20 people to get their seat assignments."
Pros: "The pilot was funny and flight crew was friendly."
Cons: "What I didn't like was out of their control!"
Cons: "No entertainment for the whole 5 hr flight. Very bad"
Pros: "Great flight from tampa, everything was perfect"
Pros: "The crew was very friendly as well as the pilot after we had landed. Also was nice they gave us each a little water in a plastic bag as well as a snack"
Cons: "Not much anything can be done to make a flight better with Covid. Masks have to be on, no drink options available anymore."
Cons: "We were inconvenienced with the requirement to check our baby seat and stroller at the gate. We were expecting to gate check it and found it inconvenient to have to retrieve it from baggage claim."
Cons: "every single flight got changed multiple times worst experience"
Pros: "Smooth for most of the flight"
Cons: "4:41 pm flight took off at 7:00 pm. Landed and now sitting on the tarmac waiting for a gate."
Pros: "Flight attendant called in sick flight delay for 1.5 hours leaving Tampa, could not make connection and all other flights overbooked until tomorrow."
Cons: "If I did not have a 24 hour delay in arriving!!"
Cons: "Circled for too long and had no updates from the captain on what was happening."
Pros: "It was an average flight"
Cons: "Delay of 2 hrs and it wasn't due to weather"
Pros: "Crew was polite and respectful"
Cons: "Communication was irregular, a meal was promised that was never delivered, delay on tarmac handled poorly"
Pros: "Average. Expectation for US airlines are so low this flight score average."
Cons: "Horrible long delays."
Pros: "Good air and great stewardesses"
Cons: "Horrible experience in the ground system, they charged me $240 for my bags and the staff are really confused."
Pros: "Very friendly staff, on time, most of all very comfortable."
Cons: "The Oppurtunity that could improve is the boarding in plane to have passengers board in groups."
Cons: "NEVER GOT THE TICKETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Pros: "It is good"
Pros: "Service is excellent"
Cons: "I didn't like the seats are to small"
Cons: "No tv on seat. Those dumb comedy tv show"
Pros: "How spacious it felt and there were film selections"
Cons: "My film kept stopping randomly."
Cons: "The boarding experience is awful. I wish that there was more order to the boarding process such as with Southwest Airlines. There is simply no control over rude passengers who push there way to the front."
Pros: "at least flights were on time. 20 minutes delay is not bad."
Cons: "Cramped, claustrophobic space. Cabin too warm."
Pros: "It was very inexpensive and on time. And it was much more comfortable than those budget airlines like Spirit, Frontier, etc."
Cons: "The snack choice was unappealing."
Cons: "The touch-screen entertainment system was not very responsive. It was difficult to get the screen to recognize your selection."
Pros: "Aircraft comfort and entertainment options"
Pros: "I like it! Thank you, kayak"
Pros: "Friendly and prompt service."
Pros: "personal entertainment systems and charging plugs"
Cons: "only pretzels and no headphones offered for the entertainment systems."
Cons: "Aircraft need to be updated. Or price should be credited when you get such an old aircraft."
Pros: "Entertainment and great beverage options"
Pros: "Quick and slick"
Cons: "Airline wasn't super fersher, but fersher enough to be like, yeah, this is fine."
Cons: "Boarding late"
Pros: "Friendly staff Smooth ride On time"
Pros: "I like the comfort and the cheap prices of the fear rates"
Cons: "American cancelled flight after all day wait because they could not find a first officer."
Cons: "Always delayed"
Cons: "Got cancelled"
Cons: "I am still not feeling well to travel, so I was staying at home and no Madrid, may be in the fall or winter when I get better, I will visit Madrid one more time."
Pros: "very smooth, ontime ride.. kool"
Cons: "everything was ok"
Pros: "It was fine. I was comfortable and I slept throat most of it."
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "We sat on the tarmac for an hour after we landed. Missed my connection, no other flights that night. It wasn't even 10 pm yet."
Pros: "Everything was very professional."
Cons: "The seats are way too small."
Cons: "90 min late"
Pros: "A breakfast offering at any time would be great."
Cons: "Too many people getting on at same time."
Pros: "Boarding was smooth"
Cons: "It was fine"
Pros: "Roomy & comfortable seating for such a small aircraft"
Cons: "Late boarding, over an hour"
Cons: "Gate changed and baoarding time changed countless times."
Cons: "No tv."
Pros: "The first class cabin stewardess was simply wonderful. I’ve never experienced someone more friendly. Wow. And this was my first flight on United in a long time. I’m going to use United more."
Pros: "On time , smooth ride"
Pros: "Arrived much earlier than expected and very smooth trip"
Cons: "Screaming small child for first 30 min of flight"
Cons: "Flight from Chicago to Zurich-staff required me to check my bag at the gate and pick it up upon arrival to our final destination in Krakow. The flight arrived late, which made us miss our connection. We were re-routed to Munich and then to Krakow. The bag was delayed 24 hours. The reason I only bring a carry-on is so that this situation would not happen. I have never been required to check my carry-on in the past. It was not a pleasant start to our vacation. I had really been looking forward to flying Swiss airlines as I had heard great things about it. I was extremely disappointed."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Seats very uncomfortable"
Pros: "The crew were always really helpful and kind. They were happy to speak English or Japanese."
Cons: "Despite stitching when I could and as soon as I could. Lower back buttocks hurt pretty bad half way through the flight. This is a knock on the airline industry and not so much ANA. Comfort levels start diminish when you try to squeeze as many seats as you can into airplane. Especially, for people like me who are at least 6' tall. Also, the food was very meh. This was surprising because all my other experiences with ANA were quite the opposite."
Pros: "Loved the in flight direct tv in the seat backs"
Pros: "Seat have enough space for legs. Airplain was clean and crew was friendly and pilot was nice as well, we had some air bumps on our way, so pilot took time to explain why he turned on seat sign, as well as he told 5-10 minutes before start lending that it is ladt change to get up to use restroom if someone needs it. The landing was smooth"
Cons: "Employees of united in Tampa airport are rood, to be exect lady Jennie M (or something starting with J and inial M) It was my flight back to Chicago. I had basic economy which means I can have only one personal bag (which I did, but it is lil bigger then regular women bags) I new it will fit cause I am flight with it all the time if I am going only for a few days and on those cheapest tickets. She gave me hard time telling me that my purse is to big to take on board and was making me to pay for that and the tone with wich she dpoke to me wasn't nice. When I told her that in Chicago they let me go with that bag, she said: "those united employees are not doing there job, if you want to go with it go, but I'll call too ur gates and they will charge you double for that bag" Which noone did, they did not even stoped me on gates, because my bag is perfectly fitting under the seat."
Pros: "Wrong gate from crew member on connecting flight - gate change in Chicago, reader was not working for pay snacks & food - in flight wifi , I didn't know about until we were airborne"
Pros: "Entertainment in flight"
Cons: "Seat room"
Pros: "Easy boarding, room for everything!"
Cons: "On our returning flight, although I'm certain I seated us together, my traveling partner and I weren't seated near each other."
Pros: "on time boarding arrived early, crew was wonderful"
Pros: "Got there early!"
Cons: "Internet service & power outlets didn't work"
Cons: "Got to Chicago and there was an earlier flight (3 hours)leaving for Duluth. We asked if we could get in it and they said no you have to stay with you luggage. Got to Duluth and believe it or not our luggage came on an earlier flight. Apparently someone lied to us about having to stay with you luggage"
Pros: "The crew was very nice and helped out as often as they could."
Cons: "The seats were horribly uncomfortable - my boyfriend and are not wide people but tall. Our knees touched the seat backs in front of us and it was not forgiving at all. The que for boarding was one of the worst that I've ever seen. People would line up for their boarding group way in advance, creating long lines throughout the main area of the terminal, hindering other people trying to get where they needed to go. Not only that, but it took FOREVER. Thank goodness the pilots made good time or else we would have been behind. I doubt I'll fly United again... I guess if I have to, but it will be something I dread."
Cons: "Our flight changed times both ways and we were never notified.. We only found out when we checked in. We also had to sit in the last row that doesn't recline both ways"
Pros: "The crew , living on time"
Cons: "I had no dislikes"
Pros: "Price was right and the flight operated on time. Can't really ask for more."
Cons: "Nothing to speak of at this moment"
Cons: "It was delayed 2 hours, no compensation was given even when asked for."
Cons: "The seats are the most uncomfortable we have experienced."
Pros: "Able to change flights"
Cons: "Original flight had maintainence issue... Three hour wait. Hat to change flight to Huston instead of Chicago for connecting flight to Seattle."
Pros: "The crew was great"
Cons: "The boarding was slow. The flight ran 42 minutes late"
Pros: "So, glad that United has come full circle after some adjustment phases and flying changes that is back to being "The Friendly Skies""
Pros: "Our flight attendant was very very accommodating and funny. also Mariana was able to change our seat assignments so all three friends were seared together"
Pros: "I was very happy with the crew and how efficient they were."
Cons: "I did not like that I had to upgrade to get a boarding pass."
Cons: "The snacks. Zesty ranch were not very good. No wifi available Delayed texts were not accurate"
Cons: "Seats were not very comfortable."
Cons: "Was told I could sit next to my travel partner but when we went to check in at the boarding gate, we did not have seats together...."
Pros: ". We got back 30minutes early then schedule!"
Pros: "Pilot got is there 25 min early"
Pros: "Quick check in!"
Pros: "Piolet communication, safe smooth landing inspite of horible turbulence."
Cons: "4hr delay, late on serving snacks, small aircraft, no tv, no phone charge system in the seats like other airlines/planes has."
Pros: "Trip was on time and a good experience overall."
Cons: "No Coffee"
Cons: "Lack of comfortable space. :-("
Pros: "I like the complementary soda. The boarding groups system is smart."
Cons: "I don't care for the wifi options. Loud children."
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "As pleasant as possible."
Cons: "Nothing negative to note."
Pros: "Attendant was attentive to her job."
Cons: "The aircraft is uncomfortable."
Pros: ".The attendant was caring and efficient."
Cons: "The boarding process seems to be a cluster of misguided sheep. The aircraft is uncomfortable even for us thinner patrons."
Cons: "The plane was just small and I'm a big guy."
Pros: "I was so comfortable and I got to sleep"
Pros: "Very friendly and great service. Gave us drinks twice."
Pros: "It was night time. The passengers were tired sleepy. I loved it. I needed that."
Cons: "Well what I don't like has nothing to do with the company. Turbulence, that's like a bumpy road with no bottom. Jesus!!!"
Pros: "The service for wheel chair people was excellent"
Cons: "Late no place for my carryon"
Pros: "The staff were friendly and very helpful when my family member became sick on the plane and required a wheelchair. They were very easygoing and accommodating about it."
Cons: "I paid for the tv package both ways, and the movies I had watched were all the same on the way back, which felt like I had wasted money."
Pros: "Got the last seat with no windows plus had no carry on bag but they didn't pay me back the reimbursement which I had already paid for mistakenly"
Pros: "Cheap prices"
Cons: "Couldn’t get my precheck or global entry number to work so had to stand in line for 45 min"
Cons: "Waited 1 hour and 20 minutes for luggage. No excuse. Left us alone for an hour and then sent someone who was embarrassed to face us."
Pros: "Crew was professional and friendly"
Pros: "Service, on time flight."
Cons: "When I was at the ticket booth checking my bag. The young man was rude to me and acted like he didn’t care to help. I told him I would also like to add my ktk aka pre check on to my ticket and he said he couldn’t do it. It seemed like he didn’t know what to do. I almost missed my flight due to not having pre check on my ticket. Every airline I’ve flown has never gave me this problem. I get anxiety more than most people do and this guy just made it even worse. I ensured I gave my the right numbers/letters for my pre check and he still couldn’t get on the ticket. I will never fly frontier airlines due to this"
Pros: "Frontier Airlines is the best low cost airlines. Great app that is easy to use and on time flights that even give you free water compared to Spirit airlines."
Cons: "1:45 minutes late leaving now we're sitting on a runway in Chicago for 15 minutes waiting for a gate....... Bullshit"
Pros: "Clean airplane, nice flight attendants."
Cons: "I had to pay for my carryon!"
Pros: "They were kind, polite, and very accommodating for me. I have an injury that borders on a disability, and the crew went above and beyond to make sure that I got to my destination on time."
Pros: "Gave me a great seat"
Pros: "Service was fast and friendly and very efficient!!"
Pros: "Everything was good and very friendly staff"
Pros: "Both flights took off a bit late but arrived pretty much on time. Pleasant crew. Baggage was a little sluggish."
Pros: "The flight and crew were pleasant, on time, and orderly. No issues with seat selection and plane was on time and seemed maintained."
Cons: "Be aware that there is a fee for seat selection, any carry on bag, and/or a checked bag. There is a free personal bag allowed."
Cons: "The flight was 7.5 hours delayed with little information on why. I was not aware that I would have to pay to select my seat as well as paying for carry on. These last minute fees were high and completed defeated the purpose of flying on a cheap airline. The crew was fine. This was the worst airline I have ever flown, never again."
Cons: "I had to pay for my carry-on bag and my checked bag. Flight attendants were very unprofessional. Nothing on flight was complimentary not even water. Will never fly frontier again, it's definitely not worth it."
Pros: "Terrible delays and flight crews that knew nothing and gave us no information. When we finally got a new gate they forgot to tell us, and so about 100 of us were sitting at our gate for an hour while our plane was waiting for us in a totally different terminal. Guess they didn't realize until literally no one showed up for the flight we had been waiting on for four hours. Overall horrible communication between the various staff members, and none of them were particularly motivated to try any harder because they are overworked and underpaid. Next time and every time after I won't be fooled by the cheap price tag."
Pros: "Flight was delayed over 8 hours due to a crew issue Agents were untrained, and were no help. Actually could care less. I booked a full fair flight with Delta to get to SLC Could not call anyone and even the check in agents were terrible If personnel fair this bad I don't want to get on a plane Owned by Frontier Never again Rather drive, train , bus, or walk"
Pros: "typical flight experience"
Cons: "there was no entertainment seats are very uncomfortable tray is tiny"
Pros: "Nothing i will not fly with frontier again"
Cons: "The way they board, we started to board late, i had a drunk passanger nexy to me that tried touching my leg. Baggage took forever to come out."
Cons: "That I have to pay for water all the other airlines give snacks and water free ."
Cons: "Never told about the 40 usd"
Pros: "Everything was good"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seating and armrest design was pathetic boarding on cruel and unusual punishment."
Cons: "Paying $40 for carry on is expensive! Plane was uncomfortable!"
Pros: "We didn't use the ticket!!!!!!!! This is not fair . The problem to register in the airport"
Cons: "Give me another ticket"
Cons: "You have to pay for water and a carry on ? Weird."
Pros: "The reason we flew Frontier was because of the low price. We didn't pay for any of the "extras" that we were offered. Perhaps the next thing will be a charge to use the restroom."
Pros: "Arrived early."
Cons: "Paying $60 for a carry on. The rudeness of the worker, Ida, was unacceptable."
Pros: "Got a good round trip into O'Hare at a good price."
Cons: "The luggage fees are a complete joke $40 a piece. Plus like in the not to far back several years ago no chocolate chip cookies and everything comes at a cost. Yes even coffee."
Pros: "Timely boarding, flight left and arrived early"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats, no plug in for electronics, no wifi."
Pros: "It was great for the price"
Pros: "The entire experience was horrific."
Cons: "Flight was delayed by 4 hours. Reason being there was no crew due to the reason there was a snowstorm in Denver. Second, there was afamily ask for sitting in front of. The kids were out of control the parents nor the flight attendant said anything. The kids were banging on the armrest and the table. BirdTo you, I say you have won over the heart of my best friend. You have won over my heart, and the hearts of all of her friends and family. We’re giving her away to you, know that you’re marrying one of the most wonderful women in the entire world. May you cherish her, the way we all have. May you love her the way we all have. May you overcome any challenges your future faces. To you, I say thank you. Thank you, for making my best friend’s dreams a reality. Thank you for giving her the fairy tale she so very much deserves.Third , the turbulence was horrific!"
Cons: "I got charged for selecting my seat. The additional cost was never mentioned before booking my trip. I won't fly frontier again!"
Pros: "Got to destination early."
Cons: "Noisy airplane and flight."
Pros: "Very roomy cabin"
Cons: "Absence of basic amenities like water"
Pros: "Attendants were pleasant and arrivals and departures were excellent....other than that I would not recommend this airline."
Cons: "Horrible airline. Worst customer service and do little to nothing when it comes helping you out"
Cons: "Canceled after asking us to stay for eight hours and already got onboard"
Cons: "problem printing boarding pass on Frontier web site, had problem with this web site before- very unfriendly and doesn't work"
Pros: "Perfect landing"
Cons: "I didn't have a pillow!"
Pros: "The people were friendly"
Cons: "Bering charged for carry on and for snaks"
Cons: "Baggage fee info on site makes me feel that i have to pay for every carry on even small bag"
Pros: "This was a super cheap flight. I already knew about the carry-on charges, so I didn't bring any luggage. This is a great airline for those who know the add-on charges in advance and can comply."
Cons: "Lack of information on flight delays, complete lack of employees available to handle baggage once we got to Chicago"
Pros: "Good pilot and servers"
Cons: "Stop being communist and let people remove the mask"
Pros: "Big seats"
Cons: "Free wifi"
Cons: "Every thing"
Pros: "They boarded us pretty quickly and the staff were friendly."
Cons: "The seats did not have a pocket in back nor a real tray table. Those items would have been helpful."
Pros: "Friendliness of staff"
Cons: "The interior was worn and seat saggy"
Pros: "Uh....quick boarding and pretty smooth flight"
Cons: "Seats, space"
Pros: "Great staff on and off the flight, punctuality of the flight and being kept informed during the flight of status. My family and I are extremely impressed with Spirit, it makes me want to fly more often."
Cons: "The taxiing on the runway to get to the terminal, but understand that is out of your hands."
Pros: "Trip was on time"
Cons: "Had to pay for carryon bag"
Pros: "Pilot made up for lost time."
Cons: "Not comfortable for the price"
Pros: "I didn’t like anything"
Cons: "They added on addidtional charges for seats and baggage. They don’t have complimentary beverages. The seats are incredibly uncomfortable. We were delayed 2 hours."
Pros: "On time. Very polite. Easy to check in and board"
Cons: "Very uncomfortable. Terrible seats."
Pros: "Crew was friendly. Flight was faster than anticipated"
Cons: "QRS code for boarding pass wouldn't load on mine or my boyfriend's phone (using Gmail and Outlook). Computers were down at the gate in Tampa so I had to wait in line for full-service for over 30 minutes, despite "checking in" online (no bags). Employees at ticketing gate wouldn't reassure myself and 14 other passengers that we would make our flights due to Airline error. Once on the plane, unable to even open my 15inch laptop all the way because the seats were so small and tray tables were impossible. Surrounded by children. Asked for headphones, none provided. When I removed my coat from the under seat compartment, it had a piece of twizzler and an orange stain on it."
Pros: "Comfortable seat, quick boarding, great prices"
Cons: "Delayed45 minutes but did receive early notice. However, Chicago airport notifications were not updated and awaiting family had long time to wait."
Pros: "The plane was very dated. The seats were broken (did not recline). Did arrive on time which was a plus."
Cons: "Overall Bad Experience"
Pros: "Lots of legroom"
Cons: "Bag fees were more than the flight"
Pros: "I liked efective boarding procces. Without delay!"
Cons: "Seats that you can't move on back."
Pros: "Comftable flight on time"
Cons: "Paying 55.00 last min. For carry on."
Pros: "Prices are greT"
Cons: "charged my husband and I for check bags $100 for 1 way trip. No water given to any passengers."
Pros: "The flight was on time"
Cons: "the fees"
Pros: "I didn't order any food this trip. There is no "entertainment" on Spirit airlines. It would be nice to have WIFI and/or charging ports."
Cons: "A little narrow between the seat rows. If you a large person this could be uncomfortable"
Cons: "I bought a ticket that was supposed to take 6 hours because of delays it took 11 not enough connecting flights first and last using them"
Pros: "The prices"
Cons: "Comfort and no entertainment"
Pros: "Clean on plane"
Cons: "Needs more room for seating were charged for baggage"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Flight cancelled because of weather which I understand, however the next flight was next day 8:30 am to 8:30 pm totally unacceptable"
Pros: "Spacious seating"
Cons: "All the hidden fees associated with Spirit airline."
Pros: "Tampa air port has comfortable and convenient waiting area."
Cons: "Baggage fees and so many others fees remove Spirit from a low cost airline unless you fly without luggage, carryones, aren't hungry or thirsty, don't care where you sit and have no leg room to boot."
Pros: "Went smoother than expected overall."
Cons: "Lady originally stated checked bags can weigh up to 50 pounds, but I found out it could not weigh more than 41 pounds... left me to scramble to arrange my luggage so I wouldn't be charged the 100 dollar fee."
Cons: "Pay $55 for each luggage on the board"
Pros: "Spirit is good at getting people on and off of an airplane. Less carry-on luggage translates into faster boarding and I appreciate that."
Cons: "The seats - are just uncomfortable. After about an hour my back starts to ache."
Cons: "Too many hidden fees! Buyer beware! The $55 carry on baggage fee is outrageous! We heard that the baggage fees are less if you book them online before your trip. We went online to do just that for the return trip and we were pleased to see that the fee was $36 - until we went to pay and there was a $9 fee tacked on because we weren't part of the "$9 Club"! We will never book with Spirit again. We will opt for the slightly higher flight cost and avoid the hidden fees! Overall, the flight was more expensive than any of our other options."
Pros: "Do not late take off"
Cons: "needness to pay for carry on"
Cons: "Flying firm Chicago we carried on 1 luggage, on the way home they made us pay for the same luggage"
Cons: "When I tried to buy my bags and print my boarding pass at the 24 hour mark it would not recognize my nine dollar fare club membership I then spent an hour listening to telephone prompts that never gave me a real person wasting valuable last day vacation in Florida time when I should be at the beach"
Pros: "Good price efficient airline"
Cons: "just a little tight in the seating however I do understand your reasoning for doing that"
Cons: "Spirit put us all on the plane, knowing that we were going to taxi out 10 minutes then cut the engines and sit. We sat parked on the taxiway for 2/12 hours. Then we taxied back to the gate, waited while they assembled a gate crew, got back off the plane and the flight was cancelled. Then all 300 passengers had to go all the way back to the Spirit check-in counter back in the terminal and stand in line for another 2 hours just to hear that the soonest they could get us to our destination was going to be 2 days later. We requested a full refund....which as it turns out was about $30 shy of what we paid. Honestly, you can't make this stuff up. In my world "Spirit" no longer exists."
Pros: "Crew had a sense of humor, which was appreciated. Captain spoke to us himself."
Cons: "Most airlines check to see if your seatbelt is on, and maybe I missed it, but I didn't see them do it. Only thing I would really have to say negatively about this flight."
Pros: "The flight attendants were very friendly"
Cons: "Just terrible, cheap airline"
Pros: "I actually really liked Spirit Airlines. This was my first time flying with them and the crew was friendly (and at times comical). Breath of fresh air and I'd fly again."
Cons: "If you're booking through a third party site, such as Kayak, no notifications are given about how you have to pay for EVERYTHING additional that isn't your ticket ("A$$ + gas" as it says on Spirit's website). Thankfully a coworker had flown with them before and warned me to pre-purchase everything before I got to the airport and would discover that checked luggage is LESS expensive than carry on's and everything is about double if you wait until you get to the airport to claim a bag."
Pros: "Cheap efficient."
Cons: "Boarding process was a little clumsy."
Cons: "Seating way too small.....very uncomfortable.....no leg room at all! At take off and landing....we were told to power down all electronics....(laptops, cell phones, etc....there were at least from my perspective....5 or 6 passengers....that ignored that completely.... I am not a frequent flyer at all, but this bothered me a lot....."
Cons: "It was a disaster from the moment I got to the airport. Flight was going to be late and it kept getting later as the time went on until we wouldn't make our connecting flight. Their option was to give passengers a van ride from Chicago to Minneapolis. When no one thought that was acceptable they didn't do anything for a few hours. I finally got a hotel room and flight home scheduled(the next day) as the flight to Chicago was finally loading."
Cons: "Terrible service!!! Even my request for a glass of drinking water for my pregnant wife was refused by the flight attendant. everything was for sale and wanted me to pay for the bottled water instead!! The flight was delayed for more than 6 hours!! All my plans were messed up and spirit airline is known for its crappy service and frequent delay and cancellation of flights!! I will never fly through spirit again!!"
Pros: "Got to sit in exit row,"
Cons: "Someone had taken our seats. Don't know if it was double booked or if family was allowed to sit together despite seat assignments. My new seat in the exit row was very uncomfortable. In the center/back of the seat cushion was a hard lump or ball so that one had to slide their butt forward to get a comfortable position. The seat cushion was not very comfortable either and I am not a large person. We fly Spirit strictly because of price. I am actually surprised that there isn't a charge to use the bathroom."
Cons: "Delayed multiple times and then canceled No good rebooking options provided."
Pros: "I liked that I was boarded in group 1. I don't know how that was selected but I was happy to receive that option. The travelers on the flight were all very friendly. I'm not sure if it was because I was surrounded by Midwesterners or if those of us who fly on Spirit are a weird bunch. There was a collective sarcasm about Spirit and the quality of the airlines expressed by the passengers. No bashing, lightly comical."
Cons: "I did not like the lack of interest by the flight attendants. I understand that this is a budget airline, but a smile shouldn’t cost extra. It felt as if we were inconveniencing the crew with our presence on the plane. They did not seem to enjoy their job very much at all. The seats on the plane were very close together. There was very little room in any direction. I was glad to have an aisle seat. I felt that the baggage fees were excessive. The website claims that the airline is more cost effective because the travelers only pay for what they use. My expectation was to receive a low cost flight, pay for my bags as necessary and receive an overall savings to the other airlines. I was willing to give up some comfort for cost savings. At the end of it all however, THERE WERE NO COST SAVINGS. The “discounted” base fare, plus the bag fees ended up costing more than the other airlines. What I gave up in comfort did not justify the costs that I had to pay financially. I will not make that decision again. My overall experience with Spirit was dissatisfaction. In the future I will make other arrangements."
Cons: "Horrible customer service"
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