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An average nonstop flight takes 4h 29m, covering a distance of 588 miles.
There are 50 (nonstop) flights between Tampa and Raleigh per week, averaging 7 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Spirit Airlines ($39) and Frontier ($40), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Frontier ($68) and Spirit Airlines ($78).
Delta (5 times daily) is the most frequent flyer on this route.
From Tampa to Raleigh, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Sunday is the most expensive. Flying from Raleigh back to Tampa , the best deals are generally found on Sunday, with Monday 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 Raleigh Raleigh-Durham, also known as Raleigh Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Business class - never offered food or drink for entire flight."
Pros: "Plane had three delays. Apparently American mechanics are not allowed to strike so they have these fake or very slow mechanical issues."
Cons: "Be on time. We missed our overseas connection and had to buy new tickets to Italy"
Pros: "Good seating and pleasant crew."
Cons: "Board in reverse order so the back of the plane gets filled first"
Pros: "I like the fact that I made it to Raleigh on time to make my connection"
Cons: "the fee should be more clearly explained for example many times you offer flights that have two connections or more to get a seat assignment on each connection you are required to pay unless you want to wait until the last minute also with this ticket you have to board last on the plane when you board last on the plane chances are there will be no place for your carry-on bags so I don't understand why this type of fair you promote because it's useless"
Pros: "It was an average flight"
Cons: "Delay of 2 hrs and it wasn't due to weather"
Pros: "Friendly attentive crew"
Cons: "The only entertainment was streaming movies via your own device. Not the end of the world but most people have come to expect having personal video monitors. Delta is adding them but AA is taking away."
Cons: "Our original flight was cancelled so we were rebooked for a much later flight which impacted our vacation. Call system was not working efficiently."
Pros: "More clarification pre purchasing of extra bag fees"
Cons: "$50 bag fee. Attendants not friendly. The seat pocket had chewed gum on magazine. Trays were dirty when I turned on the light- looked like blood. Will not fly American anymore."
Pros: "Crew was great. No electrical outlets, wntertainment was mediocre. This was an old 747 that needs an update."
Cons: "I had already landed late from Budapest, and therefore missed my connecting flight to Raleigh, so I was put on a different flight to Raleigh via Philadelphia. Only, my new flight from London was delayed by one hour, causing me to land late in Philadelphia, and miss my new connecting flight to Raleigh. I was put on a different flight, but there was no seat for me, so I ended up being stuck at the airport overnight. All these in one day!"
Pros: "The smooth boarding process and the enterainment."
Cons: "The limited food option. In general, there's not much vegetables. The food is either a pasta dish (quite heavy) or a meat dish with potatoes or rice."
Pros: "Average. Expectation for US airlines are so low this flight score average."
Pros: "I liked the way the AA gate supervisor too charge of the problem and solved it, with great deal of personal imvolvement and follow up. Also check-in crew was very much the best. I would say that AA showed the best of passages care to me. Truly outstanding."
Cons: "Because of a mixup, though not of AA doing, I was literally forgotten at the gate. However, AA personnel showed the very best of can-do attitude and got me home for Thanksgiving. I am very proud of everyone working at AA at the TPA airport."
Pros: "Food was okay.."
Cons: "Had a bulk head seat that turned out to be not one."
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."
Pros: "It was fine"
Cons: "It was a full flight, but I cannot complain"
Pros: "It served the function of crossing the ocean. The crew was kind."
Cons: "The airplane was outdated. It did not have personal entertainment suites at each seat. I haven't flown across the ocean without being able to choose my own movie in 3 years. Also, because of the outdated entertainment suite, the headphone jack is located in the armrest to the side instead of in the seat back in front of you. This caused me to bend my 3.5mm headphone connection at one point while I was moving my leg, because the connection jack is located below thigh level. The temperature was unbearable, and could not be controlled by the flight crew. Dressed for winter weather and roasted for the entire flight. I actually was dehydrated when we landed because I was sweating for 7 hours crossing the ocean."
Pros: "Friendly staff, on time"
Cons: "No issues"
Cons: "AA was slow to act or communicate and was half hearted in their attempt to make up for the cancelled flight"
Pros: "No delays, speedy boarding and off boarding."
Cons: "Nothing..it was great."
Pros: "comfortable seating"
Cons: "For the crew members not to speak so loudly in the back while people are sleeping on overnight flights. If the entertainment is going to be through an App on your person devices charging outlets should be available."
Pros: "Baggage handling is very slow. Speed it up with baggage manager changes."
Cons: "Baggage handling is very skow."
Cons: "Company blamed weather for flight cancelation and did not pay hotel and meals. Onboarding crew were very rude and not helpful, Food provided in the flight is very bad."
Pros: "The crew were friendly"
Cons: "Bad seating system you can have a front of plane seat, but be boarded last. That creates personal items from being able to be placed near your seat and forced to put in bins at back of plane. That means waiting for entire plane to unboard before getting personal items"
Cons: "Not good my carry on bag they send it under and they said I get it at my final destination"
Pros: "Getting there"
Cons: "Waiting 2.5 hours bc flight attendant didn't show up"
Cons: "Missed this flight because of missing the first flight"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "My flight was cancelled I am told due to lack of crew. What the heck??? It took me all day to get home waiting on standby flights."
Pros: "Was delayed over 3 hours"
Cons: "Delayed over 3 hours"
Cons: "I was delayed for an hour leaving Tampa and my connection in Charlotte was canceled. So I did not get into JFK until 12:15 in the morning. I asked for a food voucher from American in Charlotte and was denied after waiting so many hrs in Charlotte to get on a 10.05pm to jfk, that was terrible."
Pros: "That I made it alive."
Cons: "I lost my keys and not one single person has contacted me about my lost set of keys, even when I left my contact info with them."
Cons: "Flight delay, awful boarding, had to switch planes, no entertainment, no free wifi"
Cons: "Flight delayed on tarmac for almost an hour. No air during delay. Seats are not very comfortable."
Cons: "My flight that had been scheduled for months was cancelled out of the blue and when I spoke to American it was for scheduled maintenance. So which was scheduled first? I would assume my flight. Lost a whole day of vacation. Thoroughly irate."
Pros: "Staff friensly"
Cons: "Multiple delays and gate changes the last when we were already were to start boarding Aircraft seating had some issues."
Pros: "The crew went out of their way to see that I was seated easily before the crowd came on board."
Cons: "The cookies are ok but not very refreshing. I prefer Pepsi to Coke. Being in a wheel chair, I didn't have the option to stop at a food place to get something to eat before boarding. It was so extremely cold in the cabin."
Cons: "No way to charge a cell phone during the flight. No chargers at the airport waiting area for the flight. There was a metal box under the seat in front of me so i could not out my bag there, could not even fit my feet there."
Cons: "My 3rd cancelled American flight this summer. No fun. Takes twice as long to get home when they do that. Time to switch airlines."
Pros: "Honestly - nothing!"
Cons: "Old 767 with very tight seating configuration made it impossible to et comfortable. The crew seemed generally pissed, especially outbound from RDU. Food was awful! Pretty much a Greyhound bus ride to London and back."
Pros: "Everything was very smooth-uneventful"
Pros: "Crew was great"
Cons: "Check in concierge was rude and inaccurate at JF"
Pros: "Everything was well run, the usual jam to get on the plane but that's a USAir tradition."
Pros: "Short flight"
Cons: "Long lay over, could not get access to finair web site to get upgrade."
Pros: "All the AA staff were great, very helpful as I was traveling alone with my 10 month old son. One of the flight attendants helped me carry our things on, because it's tough to carry my son in his safety seat and our bags through the narrow aisles without beating up everyone in the aisle seats as we go through! She also checked on us multiple times to see if there was anything else she could help us with."
Cons: "The AA check-in at Heathrow is terrible. It took us over an hour to get through the line, then another 20 minutes to get our seats changed because the seats we had been assigned weren't suitable for an infant safety seat! Also, the plane is older than the one I first took on the RDU to london route back in 2001. The seating is cramped and there is no seat back entertainment."
Cons: "American Airlines would not allow my teenage daughter to check in and board her flight because she was three minutes late getting to the airport for the check in time (1 hour prior to flight). (Traffic was backed up due to an accident). She was not checking a bag and had plenty of time to go through security and get to the gate without holding up the plane. She would have been waiting at the gate to board. American Airlines would not budge. Instead, they wanted to put a teenage girl on standby through two flights and two airports with no guarantee she wouldn't be spending a night at the airport. They would not reimburse the ticket either. The AA person I talked with was no peach either. While on the phone with my daughter, I purchased a direct flight from Southwest to get her home. She had the same amount of time (1 hour) to shuttle to another terminal, check in, go through security and board the plane. No problem doing all that with the same time frame and Southwest was happy to help her out."
Cons: "The flight was delayed. When we arrived to RDU we had to wait for about 10 minutes for staff to marshal us in and then we had to wait another 10 minutes for them to open the door. This was at 1am!"
Pros: "Direct flight and price"
Cons: "Flight was delayed about 3 hours"
Cons: "Will not be using. Hidden charges doe luggage. No complimentary drinks. Filthy conditions. Will not be using frontier ever again."
Cons: "I was not on this flight. Despite the fact that my ticket was clearly for this flight, I ended up on a flight to Charlotte, not Raleigh. I do not know how this happened. Yes, perhaps I could have been more careful in the middle of the night while making a mad dash from one flight to the next. But how is it possible that Frontier can scan my ticket and not notice that I'm about to board the wrong flight? How is it possible that their computer system didn't alert them that I was about to board a flight for which I did not have a ticket? It seems more likely that the person who scanned my ticket wasn't paying attention."
Pros: "Service was fast and friendly and very efficient!!"
Pros: "Flight cancelled"
Pros: "Frontier is similar to other budget airlines like Spirit where only a personal item comes free and the seats are a little tighter than usual. I thought they had good communication around the fee for carry ons (in the boarding process, they directed people to go online and pay the fee there if they'd already to avoid a higher fee at boarding). Staff were friendly and for a short flight (<2 hours) I felt it was perfectly comfortable, and I'm very happy with my decision given that the flight was <$100 and direct."
Cons: "No free snack/drink Pay for carry on"
Pros: "The counter attendant was helpful to find another flight."
Cons: "The delays that are caused by the very slow computers at the ticket counters. I did not like that I had to 'somehow' get to Orlando to get into the next flight to NJ. Even though I arrived 1 hr before the flight."
Pros: "Staff was friendly."
Cons: "Felt secure."
Pros: "Airfare was cheap Crew was fine Plane was clean"
Cons: "Having to pay for everything additional (all checked baggage, carry on baggage, snacks and drinks besides water, choosing a seat). Also, none of the seats in coach/ economy class recline even a single degree. If 0 stars were an option for rating, I would have placed that for comfort, food, and entertainment as none were offered during my 3 and a half hour flight. Essentially, I plan to go ahead and pay a little extra for the basic comforts of travel and fly on a different airline next time I travel."
Pros: "Checking in was quick."
Cons: "Cramped seating. You didn't tell us about the extra charge on the carry on and if you did it was too hidden."
Pros: "Nice crew"
Cons: "They nickel and dime you for every little thing! You want to bring any luggage? Too bad it costs $35 or $60 per bag. You want to pick your seat? Too bad it's $11+. You want any food or drink on the plane? Too bad it's expensive."
Cons: "I tried frontier for the first time and I will never make that mistake again. To be fair part of this is my responsibility, I should have done more research into exactly how much the extra fees were going to cost. After it was all said and done I spent more traveling with frontier than I would have with American or Delta. They charged for absolutely everything. Here is where they truly lost me as a potential return customer. They allow you a personal item as long as it fits under your seat but will charge you for a carry on. The personal item I had on my flight out to Denver did not cost me anything, however, the exact same item on my way out of Denver was now deemed a carry on item by the ticketing agent and cost me $45 to carry on. Not only was I being extorted but the attitude in which they were doing it was completely unacceptable. Had I known, I could have saved some money and paid on line for the carry on. Changing the rules of the game and providing me no remedy when I ask about the change in policy by responding, "I'm saying its a carry on" is why I will never fly frontier again. Do yourself a favor and spend the money on the front end because frontier will find a way to squeeze it out of you on the backend. And will expect you to smile and thank them for it."
Pros: "Efficient, quick flight!"
Cons: "No free snacks!!"
Pros: "Flights were on time"
Cons: "Nickel and dime you to death."
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Plane was 1.5 hours late. Seats are terrible. Charge for everything."
Pros: "Perfect landing"
Cons: "I didn't have a pillow!"
Pros: "The boarding process was quick and the crew was very nice and funny!! They tried to keep everyone laughing and calm in a unusual situation."
Cons: "Although I understand the weather is out of your control, this was by far the bumpiest ride I have every taken. The turbulence was scary and the first third of the flight we were unable to move about or relax!"
Cons: "I had a 2.5 hour flight that landed around midnight-- unfortunately I was unable to sleep at all during the flight. Even though there are no complimentary drinks or snacks, the flight crew turned the lights on for over an hour so they could ask each patron if they wanted to purchase anything. The seats are tiny and I could barely fit my 5'3" frame legs comfortably in front of me. Do yourself a favor and pay more for a real airline."
Cons: "Crew was helpful. Arrived early. Can't rate food or entertainment as there is none. On Fronteir it's easiest to accept the cost of checking a bag because the carry on fee is punitive."
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."
Pros: "Loved that the pilot introduced himself and he was very upbeat and pleasant. Stewardesses were pleasant and self-assured. Overall, making me more comfortable with flying because we do not fly very often. We were seated in aisle 4 and it seemed a bit more noisy in front rather than in the rear of the plane. There was some turbulence, but not as much as when we flew to Florida two weeks ago."
Cons: "Our flight was scheduled for 7:55 pm. We arrived at the Frontier Counter about 5 pm and had to wait for approximately an hour before any Frontier representative arrived to begin the checking-in procedure. If this is the procedure at Tampa Airport, then more seating should be available in the check-in areas to accommodate those elderly persons who cannot stand for long periods of time."
Cons: "We had to cancel & need to rebook. Have had no help to do so. Maleta Dunne"
Pros: "It was good,on time and pretty comfortable"
Cons: "Not enough water and to much ice"
Pros: "Quick and efficient loading of passengers. Flight was on time leaving and arrived early. The flight attendants were pleasant and the safety speech very funny."
Cons: "Seats very tight for the price I paid. A rude passenger passed gas 4-5 times which was horrific."
Pros: "Boarding and arrival went smoothly."
Cons: "Cramped uncomfortable seats, the tray tables are about the size of a postcard, on top of fees that were not mentioned at all during my booking process (ie, carry on fee, you need to pay for -everything- on the flight including sodas/coffee/water they would give you for free on other airlines). I would suggest springing for a different airline at a higher cost because you'll be more comfortable and it'll end up costing you about the same in the end."
Cons: "the lady at the counter told me that my bag was ok if i told some things out , i threw away some things i wanted came back and she preceeded to tell i still had to pay 45 dollars and she did not tell me that so i lost my samples and am very angry"
Pros: "Would rather pay more for v tickets with another airline. Horrible. Have to pay for everthing. Will never ride with them again"
Cons: "Worst costumer service I have ever dealt with. Spoke with three employees that each told me to do something different. Finally, spoke to a department head and was told that his employees were misspoken. Who trains these guys?"
Pros: "The pilot was very friendly, I liked his tie. The copilot was also friendly."
Cons: "The rest of the staff were rude and unprofessional. The chairs were so uncomfortable. There was no complimentary drink, and when you ask for just water the staff rolls their eyes and gives it to you as if it was the biggest inconvenience for them. When they approach you with the cart they say, "Is anyone purchasing anything?" I also didn't like that there was hardly any announcements on the loudspeaker to let us know about what is happening, or when we might approximately be landing."
Cons: "flight was an hour off with no explanation as to the cause. Seats did not recline and were terribly uncomfortable."
Pros: "The crew on my return flight was much more personable than on the flight out. Boarding and unboarding were super easy (no checked baggage for my flight)."
Cons: "THE HIDDEN FEES ARE CRAZY RIDICULOUS! Sure the flight starts out cheap, until you realize you have to pay for carry-on bags, and another fee when you pick your seat! Overall my flight cost was $130 more than anticipated with the hidden fees. The seats on the flight to my destination were old and uncomfortable and my seat did not recline (and I paid $30 for the super stretch seating)."
Pros: "On time, good price, efficient boarding, pleasant flight attendants"
Cons: "Nickel and dime price methodology, outdoor boarding in Trenton, bagge claim is slow, $6 seats are cramped"
Pros: "Comfortable plane"
Cons: "Delayed 3.5 hours"
Pros: "Left and arrived on time."
Cons: "Charged extra for EVERYTHING from seat selection to carry on bags to watching SILENT TV to even a cup of coffee!!!! Turned my $328 fare into about $450!! ABSURD and OUTRAGEOUS!"
Pros: "Assistance provided with change request."
Pros: "able to get a seat assignment if desired. Crew was great.. Cabin Temperature was comfortable. Seat did not recline. Departed on time"
Cons: "having to purchase food/drink, but who cares when the price is so good. Site leads you to believe you have to buy a seat and pay for any baggage, you really don't have to"
Pros: "On-line check-in was easy and bag drop at airport went quickly. Crew was friendly and even humorous. Leg room good for seats that cost extra. Luckily, our son warned us that everything costs extra including all food and drinks."
Cons: "Paid extra for front row seats. The pockets on the bulkhead were so small that we couldn't stow hardly anything in them. Even had to put my pocketbook in overhead bin. Seats did not recline at all which is very frustrating on a red-eye."
Pros: "I liked having an assigned seat."
Cons: "Paying extra for a bag."
Pros: "There should be another category here, 'Price'. Frontier was cheap, we flew around Thanksgiving and it wasn't bad for that time period. Frontier is all about being as cheap as possible. That's their business model. You have to pay for everything extra so that the base tickets are cheap. Want to select a seat instead of a random one? You gotta pay. Want to carry on a bag or check a bag? You gotta pay. So we packed all our stuff in one bag and factored that into the cost. If you can get away w/ just a backpack under the seat, you're gonna fly for cheaper. I love the way that works."
Cons: "The seats weren't particularly comfortable, but it was a 3 hour flight. Again.. not disappointed given the price."
Cons: "I agree with "the price for the trip does not include that you have to pay for Carry-on, which is an odd expense to passengers since carry on charge would equal up to at least $60 - they are charging the customers for every single thing. Additionally, Frontier isn't a participant of the TS-Pre Check program, which Frontier should advertise."
Pros: "The whole experience was enjoyable!! Staff atmospher really made the trip pleasant."
Cons: "Unfortunately the luggage cost more than flight! Needed a better awareness of carry on. Paid for a seat and didn't know I didn't need to that it would of been assigned. Very expensive flight after all the additional charges ."
Pros: "The $100 certificate as an apology!"
Cons: "The 5 hour delay."
Pros: "Everything but the seats. I'm a no-frills kind of person."
Cons: "Seating position was absolutely horrible. Seats don't recline at all, which made the overnight flight brutal. I couldn't sleep or my head would fall forward. Slept for a little bit with my head leaned against the back of the seat in front of me. After booking my flight and paying 2 weeks prior, I checked in for the flight online the night before and got charged additionally. The charge depends on what seat you pick, and there are no seats without additional fees. Last Frontier trip I'll take."
Pros: "on time no delays"
Cons: "Two and a half hours late. No one seemed to have received a delay message from the airlines. Their excuse- one employee didn't show up for work that morning, so they've been running late all day! What a way to run an airline- one person doesn't show up for work, so hundreds and hundreds of customers wait hours, miss connections, and have their plans ruined."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Having to pay for seat is ridiculous"
Pros: "Okay staff, great plane, no frills. If you travel light and on a budget this is a great airline. South West is still the benchmark of customer service. Again I'll admit if you want a quick get away with minimal luggage I'd fly again."
Cons: "After pricing cost of preferred seating and checked baggage it was actually more than competing airlines."
Cons: "Seats were terribly u comfortable. Early boarding again was unexpected and then delayed for fueling, regardless ."
Pros: "How easy it was to board"
Cons: "Not charge us for a soda"
Cons: "Seat was very uncomfortable. Felt like a bar in the middle of my back."
Cons: "The flight was delayed one hour because a flight attendant was "stuck in traffic" One hundred and eighty people impacted by a flight attendant. On the flight one of the bathrooms was so disgusting that I didn't even want to use it. When I told the flight attendant, they refused to do anything."
Pros: "Pilot made up for lost time."
Cons: "Not comfortable for the price"
Pros: "Direct flight"
Pros: "The cost"
Cons: "The seats they don't have much room or move at all"
Pros: "Seemed like it filled from the back so no stepping over others trying to get to our seats. It departed early and arrived early. The pilot spoke several times and was very welcoming. The middle seat give away was fun."
Cons: "Flight delayed 3+ hours. Nickle and dime you to death with charges"
Cons: "I was never told it would cost me $55 to have a carry on bag! Ridiculous! $60 if I wanted to check it. There is no beverage or food service. Thank God I always bring snacks on plane rides. MY FLIGHT WAS DELAYED OVER 5 HOURS then we sat on the tarmac as the pilot informed us they were having computer issues (30 more minutes). There is absolutely NO LEGROOM! I am 5'4" and my knees were hitting the seat in front of me. No tv or music either. It's like the Yugo of airlines. I would NOT recommend flying this airline EVER!"
Pros: "I was kept in line until it was too late to allow me to get a boarding pass. The 3 groups of travelers before me took an unusually long time as they could not understand why they were not allowed to get boarding passes. The CS Manager did direct me to an airline that I was able to buy full price ticket from."
Cons: "The same excuse was given to every traveler that was in the line with me. I listened to it explained to at least 10 travelers that day. Since that time, I have yet to hear any positive feedback from anyone that travels frequently. You seem to pray on people that do not travel often. The ticket that was purchased for this fight was bought by my wife. She was trying to do me a favor. Maybe some that actually cares about your reputation and would like to see your airlines succeed over time will contact me in an attempt to change my opinion. I can be contacted at email@example.com"
Pros: "No hassle travel"
Cons: "extra charges for everything"
Pros: "Good flight on time. I fly a lot - exceptional soft landing. Personable, helpful crew."
Cons: "Slow boarding and de-boarding process. Seemed like there was time on both ends to shorten trip."
Pros: "Easy access, boarding, seating. Nice, new plane with updated amenities."
Cons: "The bag space under the seat in front of me seemed larger before, but it's probably just a misconception."
Pros: "I personally checked everything through Spirit's website and they let you know online that they are a "no frills" airline. If you can fit it in one bag then the cost is perfect."
Cons: "The amount of people who had no clue what they were in for was unnerving. It was a tight fit."
Cons: "Our flight was cancelled and we were stranded in the Dallas-Fort Worth airport to find out own way home to Tampa. Spirit refunded us our return flight but was of no help in our rebooking. This was the first and last time I will ever take this airline. They took absolutely no responsibility for their actions and had not concern at all for our well being. Terrible, just terrible. Shame on Spirit Airlines."
Pros: "Nothing I will never fly with this airline again"
Cons: "$55.00 for a carry on. Flight delayed for 1.5 hours and still want to charge $3.00 for water. Seats very cramped. Staff not friendly. Check in, the computers were down for 1/2 hour. Should I continue ?"
Pros: "Very little save the fact that the plane was new."
Cons: "Pretty much everything. Low priced at the he outset but by the time they nickel and dime you to death and basically charge for a reasonable sized carry on bag the costs are the same, and at that point you're paying more for less!"
Pros: "That it was short, but that's due to geographical luck .. nothing your airline did."
Cons: "I wish there was in flight wifi and cvs."
Cons: "The kid behind me kept kicking the seat despite me asking him and his mother to please have him stop."
Pros: "The crew was great. The head flight attendant was very funny and the rest of the crew was very nice which is refreshing since most flight attendants act as if they hate their job and annoyed they have to serve you."
Cons: "The leg room was poor, my boyfriend is 6'1 and he was very uncomfortable most of the trip since his knees were digging into the seat in front of him which I'm sure was uncomfortable to the passenger in that seat. Also there wasn't any entertainment on the flight, I'm use to tv screens on the back of seats, even for short flights to florida. It would be nice to have more entertainment and leg room."
Pros: "I was lucky enough to get a seat in the front row, which made the boarding and seat comfortable."
Pros: "Excellence service! The electronic check in was great and easy. The people I talk to on the phone more than willing to help. The hostesses on the plane smiled friendly accommodating. On time pilots and great take off and landing"
Pros: "The cost of one suitcase was ridiculous. Nearly doubled the cost of the flight. Rest was fine."
Pros: "There wasn't much we liked about our experience with Spirit. If I had to say something I would say that it is good there were so few people on both our flights so we were able to stretch out onto vacant seats. Otherwise it would have been intolerable."
Cons: "Where do I start? The worst part was that we were totally uninformed about the Spirit policy of charging an outrageous amount of money for every piece of luggage. It unexpectedly raised the cost of our tickets so much that we would have been better off going with almost any other airlines, which we will do in the future. Bye bye Spirit."
Cons: "Couldn't check in without my spirit password Unclear which line to be in at check in No "hello" at check in At gate flight was over an hour lie no announcement, explanation or apology Flight was so filthy we couldn't sit down"
Pros: "Flight attendants were actually friendly and no attitude. Being on time a bonus"
Pros: "not a darn thing."
Cons: "what a racket they have set up. business news items i've Goggled say they have modeled their company on people only flying them once, yet still they can turn a solid profit. well...it works. never again."
Cons: "delays on trip down and return trip"
Cons: "Was able to get a direct flight to Detroit, but the passenger next to me couldn't accept the seating being so close and uncomfortable. I will only fly Spirit again if it is the last choice"
Pros: "When we checked in at the airport Vicenzzo was very helpful with everything and the lady next who sat next to me, Naomi, was a pleasure to talk to. Other than that I can not say I enjoyed the flight at all."
Cons: "The seats were abusively small with no room to move around. There was no room to put your tray down. I could not even open my laptop all the way. The seats do not recline at all. You have to pay for everything.. even water... It is the most distasteful way to fly. I will do what I can to never fly on Spirit Airline again. I am irritated I have to fly home on this airline."
Pros: "We arrived safely"
Cons: "the 2 hour delay"
Pros: "Flight itself was fine."
Cons: "My bag didn't arrive with my flight and they never called me (as they said they would) to say when the bag arrived. I had to call numerous times. Finally, when someone answered the phone, I learned my bag arrived."
Cons: "Folks....this was my first time flying on spirit and all I can say is never again! It all started a couple weeks before the actual trip when I called their customer service number (it's a toll number NOT 1-800) and come to find out their call center is located in Asia. Talk about a language and culture barrier. The individual on the phone was not able to help me out due to their lack of speaking basic English. The trip itself started with a cabin that was disgustingly dirty from the previous flight and yes you WILL get buckled and dimed for everything! Want a Coke? It will cost you 3$. Need a boarding pass? 5$ In fact, to be able to carry on a small average sized suitcase it cost 45$. Seriously! 45$ just to carry on a smal suitcase and that price is just one way! Do yourself a favor and fly with a legacy carrier instead Delta, American, or United). Spirit has horrible customer service, dirty airplanes, and thy will nickle and dime every possible dollar from you! That's all!"
Pros: "not much, direct flight was the only positive"
Cons: "cannot even get a water for under $3.00."
Pros: "They were willing to refund, since it was their fault."
Cons: "Other than that they were completely unhelpful and unwilling to do anything to correct their situation. They told me I'd have to take a flight the following day from an airport an hour and a half away but were unwilling to provide transportation or a hotel. I had to buy another ticket on a different airline day of, which cost me an extra 300. I would highly recommend that no one ever fly Spirit Airlines. I was unaware of their reputation before booking, but since then everyone I have spoken with has said that they knew to never fly Spirit. Somehow I missed the memo."
Cons: "Someone took my window seat and wouldn't move. People next to me kept bumping into me repeatedly."
Cons: "too bumpy a ride"
Pros: "The fact that we actually got to Dallas eventually"
Cons: "Everything was an absolute mess. The crew seemed like a bunch of college kids working for spirit through an internship program. The plane was inevitably delayed for two hours. Once we finally got on the plane, we have to wait another twenty minutes for the fuel truck to come fuel the plane. I'm surprised we even landed in the right state."
Pros: "The aircraft was new and up to date. One of the flight attendants was very rude to you customers. Charging for WATER is reprehensible. Shame on your management for even considering that."
Pros: "The girl that helped us with our suitcases at boarding time was nice and considerate. The airplane staff was pleasant and had a smile on their face. They were also very accommodating."
Cons: "I call Spirit the "gotcha" airline. If you don't plan ahead, this airline will drain you of your funds. Basically, robbery without a gun. Shameful the way your customers are charged for the fees you apply. I now join the ranks of one and done with Spirit. Learned my lesson. Never again! NEVER!"
Pros: "I liked nothing. Crew was pleasant and we boarded smoothly and on time, but that is nothing commendable."
Cons: "No complimentary water and snacks? Scam."
Cons: "Very loud plane"
Cons: "everything costs more website doesn;t explain things well had to call them multliple times to make sure i was understanding their way of doing things they are an outlier and should get with the program if they want to make travel easier for people - which is what we all want"
Pros: "Everyone was courteous and professional."
Cons: "My flight was delayed. You are charged for water snd soft drinks."
Pros: "The flight crew was amazing and so helpful. I fly pretty regularly but this was my first spirit flight. I know that I have found my new airline to solely use because of the flight crew and staff. Thanks so much for the care and kindness that was given to me. I have never experienced air travel at this level truly a goal that other airlines should try to achieve."
Pros: "That it was not a packed flight."
Cons: "The carry on fees...too much!"
Pros: "Had a great aisle seat"
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