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Low season

AugustBest time to beat the crowds with an average 6% drop in price.

High season

NovemberMost popular time to fly with an average 17% increase in price.

Average price round-trip

$342(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$104or less

Good deal one-way

$83or less

Top tips for finding cheap flights to Illinois

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found tickets from Tampa to Illinois for the following prices or less: to Chicago $74 one-way - $97 round-trip
  • Book at least 1 week before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be November and December. The cheapest month to fly to Illinois is August.
  • Morning departure is around 7% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

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Top 5 airlines serving Tampa to Illinois

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

7.9
Delta
Overall score based on 29,047 reviews
8.1
Boarding
7.8
Comfort
8.5
Crew
7.8
Entertainment
7.5
Food
Airline 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 Plane seem outdated and very loud.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"
Cons: "nothing"

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"

Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "Everything. Flight got delayed, luggage was sent before i boarded the plane. Terrible service of Delta. Never again using Delta or going to Atlanta. Wasted two days already from my vacation..."

Cons: "The comfort of the seat, the food"

Pros: "Movies"
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."
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Missed my flight do to TSA security my wife is diabetic this TSA agents/idiots looked like they newer seen insulin pump or insulin bottle and flight left 15 min early. So I'm in Tampa trying to get flight in morning to Cancun"

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: "Flight crew was excellent"
Cons: "Didn't serve snacks with peanuts because someone one board had a peanut allergy"

Cons: "Flight delayed 2 hrs"

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: "Although the flight was delayed, when it was time to board and take off, this was extremely efficient."
Cons: "Delayed flight. However, I know this sometimes out ot the airlines control."

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: "Kenyatta Cheatham, our flight attendant was absolutely delightful! She made my flight enjoyable with her beautiful smile. She clearly loves her job!"

Pros: "Great trips notifications"

Cons: "Barking dogs. 4 around us! Middle seat."

Cons: "Flight was delayed ... wish I had received text notice instead of email so I could have enjoyed the extra hours of vacation instead of sitting at airport."

Pros: "Newer plane with entertainment"
Cons: "was a great flight"

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: "Movie helped to pass the time this was the longest flight ever I was glad when it was over"
Cons: "I have nothing to complain about"

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 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: "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: "Flight time was short. boarding was organized."
Cons: "No refreshments. (Turbulent weather) makes sense, it felt like there were Windows where they could have offered some water."

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: "Boarding has been fast, food and entertainment were very good."

Pros: "Free Movies"
Cons: "Cramped Seating."

Pros: "No negative surprises"
Cons: "Boarding was a little chaotic, but not hideous."

Pros: "Accodation ofvstaff at gate, boarding, seat."

Pros: "Loved the BRAND NEW airplane!!"
Cons: "Food is so fatty. this is 2018, we should be having healthier choices."

Pros: "More Space between passengers. Would like not to be in constant contact with someone."
Cons: "There was no room."

Pros: "Automatic ticket rebooking"
Cons: "It being cancelled."

Pros: "Entertainment on screens"
Cons: "The gate agent made us starting in boarding group 6 out of 9 to check sizes of bags in the size box and she got into a verbal fight with another passenger. One guy told her she could board but the gate agent said no it didn't fit and she couldn't board. Then the agent claimed she had to gate check her bag and claimed there were no overhead spaces left. So everyone after that had to gate check. When I boarded there were at least 8 empty bins and I had not even gotten to my seat in row 22. The gate agent lied and slowed down the entire boarding process because she want to win a fight and show dominance over a passenger."

Pros: "AA had fantastic service, no complaints"

Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "DFW is in terrible condition,same as ORD T3."

Pros: "Didn’t like anything"
Cons: "Delayed several times"

Pros: "Extra space was amazing"
Cons: "No complaints"

Cons: "I was not given my handicap assistance that I requested."

Pros: "Boarding was on time, and landing was smooth."
Cons: "No entertainment."

Pros: "Friendly Staff"

Pros: "Crew was polite and respectful"
Cons: "Communication was irregular, a meal was promised that was never delivered, delay on tarmac handled poorly"

Cons: "Terrible turbulence"

Pros: "We boarded on time and we departed on time. We got into Chicago 30 minutes early. We recently acquired a AA credit card and we got 2 checked bags free and priority boarding (Group 5). In today's world your need priority boarding of some sort on AA or you risk not being able to store you bags in the overhead and may have to get it checked free to your final destination. Also, one of our checked bags had a painting in it that we purchased and the bag and painting arrived unharmed. Good job by AA baggage handlers."
Cons: "Cramped seating. Airlines seem to be moving seats closer together to be able to hold more passengers."

Cons: "Seating is a bit cramped."

Pros: "I liked the extra space on the window side of my seat."
Cons: "Legroom was minimal."

Cons: "Too tight."

Cons: "Movies selection"

Cons: "Wanted more food. Haha!!"

Pros: "Given our delay, our lovely stewardesses made me feel super calm and comforable."
Cons: "Completely out of the crews control but we were stopped mid takeoff due to the cold weather and macchanical issues. I completely understand better safe than sorry but it was just very jarring having to be stopped mid takeoff rather than just triple checking while we were still on the ground."

Pros: "Average. Expectation for US airlines are so low this flight score average."

Cons: "90 minutes late"

Cons: "Comfort is ok."

Pros: "price"
Cons: "seats should be sold based on the weight of passengers."

Pros: "boarding process"
Cons: "seats feel crowded. the actual seat is very uncomfortable, they lack padding."

Cons: "Smooth."

Pros: "Entertainment Captain Food"

Pros: "Arrived 40 minutes early"

Pros: "45 minutes early...brand new (refurbished) a320"

Pros: "Service in coach was nice and attentive."

Pros: "Friendly , kind, crews"
Cons: "No good entertainment ,prefer personal t.v sreen"

Pros: "The service was fantastic and so was the food!!!!! Loved the movie options as well."

Pros: "All good, except poor prep on food"
Cons: "As above"

Pros: "Staff"

Pros: "Newest aircraft, great customer service"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "Seats are getting more and more uncomfortable"

Cons: "Horrible long delays."

Pros: "Individual entertainment. Wowww!"
Cons: "Seat was a bit tiny. Free food snacks were not quite good."

Pros: "AA Dreamliner was awesome"
Cons: "Holding terminal had no food establishments"

Pros: "They were efficient and courteous in distribution of beverages and collecting garbage"
Cons: "They let out 5 rows at a time which was good, then sort of have up after the first 10. But good concept in keeping things orderly"

Pros: "Decent snacks (comparatively)"
Cons: "Correct information on the shuttle/sky train. Was given a note that the shuttle would avoid going through security again, but after I'd walked a considerable distance and found it, it was shut. If you're going to provide information with the ticket, make it accurate"

Pros: "I didn’t get charged for a soda"
Cons: "I am a business traveler with very little luggage. I couldn’t get a boarding pass the night before because I didn’t have a bag to check,I had to wait in line 20 minutes at checkin in, then another 15 minutes at the gate to get a seat issued. &no headphones on the plane at all? Not again."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Fix your planes. They are falling apart."

Pros: "Hetti g home"
Cons: "Checking in terrible over two to get checked in and boarding. Cabin service very very slow and to top it all our luggage did now show at destination"

Pros: "Departed and arrived on time."
Cons: "Legroom was minimal."

Pros: "On time , smooth ride"

Pros: "Free snacks. But prob only cuz I got the cheapest option."

Pros: "Comfy seats. Flights on time. Free pretzels."

Pros: "Most cramped seats and floghtnive ever been on."
Cons: "Seats are the smallest of any airline I’ve ever been on."

Pros: "Smooth ride, snack box, friendly staff"

Cons: "The A320 seats help define the “bus” portion of Airbus."

Cons: "You had to pay to watch television and movies"

Cons: "Seat was broken and light didn’t work. Terrible response when I pointed it out."

Cons: "my TV did not work while everyone elses did"

Cons: "It’s was bad trip caused by the customers service the really bad they don’t know how to treat people only strolling money for carryon and really ruffles...one star it to much"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Plane was a little tight but overall it was good"

Pros: "Cheap price"
Cons: "none"

Pros: "Pilot was very communicative and shared when we were approaching turbulence when he was navigating around Hurricane Harvey"

Cons: "Hard landibg"

Pros: "I did not like the seats too narrow. And everyone bumped me on the aisle. I am 5'3". I can't imagine how awful it is for larger people"

Cons: "No WiFi. It wasn't working."

Pros: "My wife and I arrived at airport in Tampa and tried to check our bags in and United ticket counter wasn't working properly. It was malfunctioning. A United agent helped my wife and I very professionally and got everything back to working like it was supposed to."
Cons: "The check in machine not working properly."

Cons: "Tiniest, tightest seating ever - claustrophobic"

Pros: "No problems smooth as honey."

Pros: "0 meals/delays"
Cons: "Got there safely!"

Cons: "I would never pay for movies.it is too tacky that everything is for sale"

Pros: "The separate lines for group numbers."
Cons: "Kiosks service was confusing. I paid for my baggage and received my boarding pass. However, I was supposed to stay at my kiosk until an agent came. There were 10 kiosks with only 2 agents helping people and no screen notification or sign asking customers to wait. In addition, TSA pre-check is not available at this airport."

Pros: "Flights were on time."

Pros: "Attentive, polite and efficient staff."
Cons: "No TVs. No reason planes shouldn't be upgraded"

Pros: "Food was edible, nothing special"
Cons: "Boarding was very slow, as was cabin staff. Not very attentive. Made a big deal about letting passengers with connections off first, although we arrived. We waited, as requested. Finally got up,after realizing everyone in the 20'rows behind us was gone."

Pros: "Very gracious staff and attendants : )"

Pros: "Explained the Group system(3,4 and 5) Offered opportunities to change to window or aisle seats"
Cons: "Can't score food when you get a cookie"

Cons: "horrible service representative in newark."

Pros: "Everything went like clockwork."

Pros: "Got there early!"

Cons: "Having a delay"

Pros: "Friendly staff and organized boarding procedures"
Cons: "The other passengers"

Cons: "Waited 45 minutes for bags in Houston. Whatever we made up in the air was lost on the ground."

Cons: "Internet service & power outlets didn't work"

Cons: "Pretzels as an only option."

Pros: "Totally professional"
Cons: "Everything I"

Pros: "Staff great. New plane. Check in a breeze."
Cons: "Airline food. Gross breakfast waffle. Very tight sitting arrangements."

Cons: "The seats are the most uncomfortable we have experienced."

Cons: "As a military spouse I was not allowed to check a bag free so I paid the fee. When I boarded I noticed many passengers bringing bags on that we're as big as the one I just paid for. They either checked for free or brought it on and managed to shove it in sideways taking up space that others needed. Some people brought three bags on!!! As a military spouse I feel cheated to have had to pay when others checked in for free at the gate. Not cool United, either let the spouse check in for free or make everyone abide by the so-called rules of one carry on that actually fits into that metal baggage guide. I would like a refund of 50.00 for the baggage fees I paid for this trip."

Pros: "So, glad that United has come full circle after some adjustment phases and flying changes that is back to being "The Friendly Skies""

Cons: "The wi fi did not work"

Pros: "No delays and on time arrivals, courteous staff"
Cons: "No complaints"

Pros: "Airbus is the best commercial way to travel"

Pros: "WiFi was awesome"
Cons: "Wish the TV preview was continuous & pay for movies but watch regular TV work no charge"

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."

Pros: "Service friendly. Pilot funny. Clean. Average comfort."
Cons: "Cost for baggage. Too much."

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: "Airline cannot find my bag, and I have filed baggage lost, I cannot get anyone to respond to me. I have called, and called and called....nothing. How do I get my items returned to me?"
Cons: "I would like to get my belongings returned to me. Can you help me? Mitzi Hinds 8137652619"

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: "None"

Pros: "We got there ahead of schedule"

Pros: "They left me alone."
Cons: "Fold down tables are tiny"

Pros: "Easy departure from Tampa. Captain kept us well informed."

Pros: "Good staff"
Cons: "Delays"

Pros: "Friendliness and being professional"

Cons: "I had a man that was sitting next to me that was was obviously sick he coughed the whole trip. I would like to see that face masks would be offered by the airline in such cases. Other than that everything was wonderful . Thank you"

Pros: "Yeah everything"
Cons: "Nothing at all"

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: "Efficiencies"

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: "nothing"
Cons: "we got delayed for 4 hours"

Pros: "Good and easy to pay your tickets on kayak fly and hotel"

Cons: "45$ carry on fee"

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: "Are you kidding?"

Cons: "You have to pay for non-alcoholic drinks."

Pros: "Average"
Cons: "Stewardesses were rude, took forever for the plan to taxi to our gate, 2 delays in which the emails were sent very late to let us know."

Pros: "The fare"
Cons: "Got to Denver a half hour early. Frontier Operations didn't have a gate for us to park at and we sat on the Tarmac for OVER AN HOUR. Why wouldn't the pilot have radioed ahead to alert Operations that we were coming in early? Why didn't anyone apologize for our inconvenience? Pretty fed up with Frontier at this point."

Cons: "no precheck available?"

Pros: "Everything went smoothly"
Cons: "Paying for drinks and having to tip too. We are getting nickeled and dumped to death and it makes traveling so expensive."

Cons: "Prices to high"

Pros: "Delayed 2 hours with no update information. As a frustrated passenger asked for answers. Called all over the nation for help. Upon boarding, was told Frontier had the right not to serve me. Refunded my money and then i had to book through another airline at 3am... long story short, nightmare."
Cons: "All of it."

Cons: "The seat headrest was uncomfortable hard to sleep.."

Cons: "Carry on for $60?! Every other airline allows you to check a 50 lbs bag for $25 and bring 2(!!!) carry ons on the plane. Extremely mad about wasting that money. Never using your airline again as long as you're charging this ridiculous amount of money."

Pros: "Timely boarding, flight left and arrived early"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats, no plug in for electronics, no wifi."

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!"

Pros: "Got to destination early."
Cons: "Noisy airplane and flight."

Pros: "Very roomy cabin"
Cons: "Absence of basic amenities like water"

Pros: "Perfect landing"
Cons: "I didn't have a pillow!"

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"

Pros: "None"
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: "On time Fast Smooth landing"
Cons: "Free water Free carry on Bigger Seats"

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: "Siper"
Cons: "Mice"

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: "Nothing..."
Cons: "Girl at the check-in desk was careless, impolite. The overweight fees were rediculously high! The website always collapses when u try to check in ot prepay!!! The crew didn’t offer even water for free!!! And they were conversing bery loudly the whole flight... some personal topics i had zero desire to listen to! Come on, it was only a 2 hour flight- couldn’t they not talk as much!?!?!?"

Pros: "Food and entertainment- NA on time and made up time for bad weather"
Cons: "Seats didn’t recline and tray table was too small to be of any use"

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: "Prices are greT"

Cons: "charged my husband and I for check bags $100 for 1 way trip. No water given to any passengers."

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"

Cons: "Both flights were delayed . I did though receive prior e mail communication about the Tampa flight being delayed. Once in Chicago, no gate listed on my ticket, all personal kept directing us to a gate that a flight to Boston( which was delayed also ) was boarding at the same time my flight to MSP was.suppose to board. absolutely no communication whatsoever about where my flight was or was being boarded or that is was delayed, until 5 min before boarding time . This experience was very irritating and upsetting.. pissed me off and will keep me from using Spirit Ailrlines again!"

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"

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: "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."

Pros: "Nothing"
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."

Cons: "Horrible customer service"

Cons: "The check in was utterly insane. No organization. Confusing lines. Frustrating and ridiculous. I fly often with American and United. . . they are organized and efficient. This was a nightmare!"

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