Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Tampa to South America
|August||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 5% drop in price.|
|December||Most popular time to fly with an average 20% increase in price.|
Average price round-trip
|$805||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
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Good deal one-way
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 7h 21m
The cheapest ticket to South America from Tampa found in the last 72 hours was $100 one-way, and $225 round-trip. The most popular route is from Tampa to Bogotá, and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $72.
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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: "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: "Crew was great. No electrical outlets, wntertainment was mediocre. This was an old 747 that needs an update."
Cons: "The space between seats is very short!!"
Pros: "Crew was polite and respectful"
Cons: "Communication was irregular, a meal was promised that was never delivered, delay on tarmac handled poorly"
Pros: "The flight was smooth sailing from the beginning to the end and the meal service was good."
Cons: "A little bit of turbulence during the final descent into the airport made it a bit uncomfortable."
Cons: "LATE ! ! ! LATE ! ! ! And “AA” has a really good reputation ... so pretty bummed out ... the apologized ... and did what hey could to make the flight more pleasant ... but i’m here for my daughter who’s having surgery in the morning and .. it’s now 0107 and we should have been here at 2356 ... and we are all tired"
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: "Timely I have no complaints. The flight went well."
Cons: "Timely I have no complaints. The flight went well."
Cons: "Horrible long delays."
Cons: "Too cold on the plane"
Pros: "Arrived early"
Cons: "Couldn't get movies to play"
Pros: "The only good thing about the flight is that it was nonstop."
Cons: "This four-hour flight had no movie and no seatback entertainment system. It didn't even offer SiriusXM to listen to. How old exactly was this plane?!"
Pros: "Good air and great stewardesses"
Pros: "otherwise ok"
Cons: "2hr delay"
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: "Delayed 2 hours out of charlotte. Missed flight to Madrid. Newark people are rude"
Cons: "Look above"
Pros: "It was fine"
Cons: "It was a full flight, but I cannot complain"
Cons: "Too many delays Seats too cramped Too much crowding at boarding ...need a single file roped off lines for boarding passengers by group numbers so there would be less shoving, K coming people down, and stepping on feet."
Pros: "Attentive staff, easy boarding"
Cons: "AA got rid of the video screens on the chair in front of you; poor snack selection"
Pros: "Great crew!"
Cons: "Pilot did a great job getting here, but gate was blocked by a fuel truck and sat on the tarmac for an extra 20 minutes! Pilot has now asked for a tug to pull us in."
Pros: "Check in Miami Stewards Miami Quito portion"
Cons: "Being 3 1/2 hours late from Quito to Miami Being delayed from Denver to Houston and switch to United to coach seats, they did give us coupons though, but after the fact . Luggage arriving late from Denver, customer service didn't have a clue were the luggage was. As we were leaving to come back next day the luggage, we saw it in a carrousel, and pick it up. Republic flight from New Orleans it's not worth it the business class, very poor service ."
Pros: "Everything went fairly seamlessly despite having a pacted plane."
Pros: "Comfort and quick boarding"
Cons: "Flight attendants were a bit dry and less than over zealous. Connecting gate in Charlotte was really far from where we landed. I had little time to get there."
Pros: "Boarding process was quick and staff was decent."
Cons: "Tiny seats, everyone was uncomfortable because of this. No in flight entertainment."
Pros: "I flew first class. Philadelphia airport is horrendous. I chose to fly first class to avoid lines and make flying by my lonesome go more smoothly. There are no special lines for first class there are absolutely no perks to flying first class out of Philly. The first class flight attendant was rude. They ran out of hot food by the time they got to me so I was served yogurt ... I don't eat yogurt. I waited 40 minutes for my luggage to arrive at baggage claim. The flight to Philadelphia from Tampa was a good experience. They had first class lines. The airport was cleaner. The flight attendant Steve, was kind and professional. I was served a hot lunch. I'm a diabetic and when my blood sugar went low he got me orange juice quickly. I waited maybe 10 minutes for luggage at baggage claim. However with the horrific experience in Philadlephia I may never fly American again. Definitely will never fly out of Philadelphia again. I was told by the woman who I sat next to on the way home that she hates American and usually flys Delta for her business trips."
Cons: "AVOID FLYING OUT OF PHILADELPHIA!!!"
Pros: "Flight on time"
Pros: "Friendly staff, on time"
Cons: "No issues"
Cons: "NEVER GOT THE TICKETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Pros: "Small seats, no consideration for disabled travelers. Pretzels suck. One 30 min tv show on 2.5 hour flight. No bathroom for handicap. Cheap airfare is the only reason I fly American. One attendant asked me, with attitude, if I was going to get off the plane...before realizing I can't physically walk. Her face turned white as a ghost when she realized what she had said and how she had said it."
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "Check in was good."
Cons: "Hate paying for bags. It's silly."
Pros: "Departure on time, arriving on time. Great flight"
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."
Cons: "Boarding, food"
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: "Not good my carry on bag they send it under and they said I get it at my final destination"
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."
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: "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: "Flight previous day that I was supposed to be on was cancelled. This one was late and there was no sense of urgency by the crew to get back on schedule. I had to run all the way across the Charlotte airport to make my connection. The gate door had already closed (early) but I got someone to open it for me. There was no assistance from the flight crew to help me make my flight. No gate information was announced, etc."
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: "Good crew , on time boarding."
Cons: "Entertainment system didn't work for a whole aisle. Crew didn't even acknowledge that it was not working."
Pros: "The crew were attentive and helpful."
Cons: "Small and cramped seats."
Pros: "This flight was good better than I thought it would be crew very nice."
Cons: "Seat didn't recline."
Cons: "Seat was broken and light didn’t work. Terrible response when I pointed it out."
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: "Cheap price"
Pros: "Crew was pleasant served a snack and drink, flight was good got us there on time pleasantly surprised thanks United ."
Cons: "Slow boarding process should use front and rear boarding but then again all airlines do it and flight boarded 30 minutes behind schedule"
Cons: "From the surly check in personnel, to the confused boarding. Even less charming than usual. The flight was scheduled to depart at 11:40 from Tampa to Newark. Twenty minute delay for boarding and then additional 40 minute ground delay. Flight scheduled from 11:40 to 2:20 p.m. Onboard the flight attendant came through with the food carte. Were any of the "lunch" items available? "No, we only have snack items on this flight." But it's during lunch time... "It's not a long enough flight." WHO COULD MAKE THIS UP? We declined to complain for fear we would be thrown from the plane. Oh yes, I have 1,800,000 miles on United."
Cons: "Seats so cramped. Fat person next to me invaded my space in my middle seat"
Cons: "horrible service representative in newark."
Pros: "Quick flight, good service"
Cons: "Delay on return flight."
Pros: "The crew , living on time"
Cons: "I had no dislikes"
Pros: "Being on time"
Cons: "No leg room , can't stretch out your legs"
Cons: "The seats are the most uncomfortable we have experienced."
Pros: "On the way back had the whole row."
Cons: "The ghetto flight attendant was rude....correcting someone else's child for not saying please but she did it loud and not very professionally. The flight was over booked so on the way there is was thinking I might not get on the flight and was stressful."
Cons: "The crew was pretty rude on this flight for some reason."
Pros: "Flight is okay but may turn horrible when one is flying on an EMPTY stomach . At least they could add a few dollars to the ticket price and carry out this most needed thing --- FOOD"
Pros: "Clean airplane. Great crew. Happy with the trip from takeoff to landing. Our landing was very rough due to strong winds on runway. At one point, plane was a little sideways. But with the great crew in control of the plane...Safe landing. Scary...but lived to tell."
Cons: "That you don't at least get one show that is free on flight. A cooking show is what was the choice, but no control over the volume. And I can't read lips. So that really sucked."
Cons: "The wi fi did not work"
Pros: "No delays and on time arrivals, courteous staff"
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "Ride was good. Attendants were good. Other passengers were cooperative and compliant."
Cons: "This plane, as most others nowadays, was cramped for space."
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: "WiFi was awesome"
Cons: "Wish the TV preview was continuous & pay for movies but watch regular TV work no charge"
Pros: "Great service and smooth flight."
Cons: "Broken WiFi"
Pros: "Very friendly service"
Cons: "Overcrowded, rude attendants, and attitudes. Was told my carry on was to be checked in due to overcrowding and I counted 9 yes 9 openings in the overhead compartments as I approached my seat. Delayed flight, 15 minutes to get to next flight and was not helped to get to the other end of the airport"
Pros: "Flight was on time, clean aircraft and friendly crew."
Pros: "The flight was good and with very little turbulance. Pilot did good with avoiding it!"
Cons: "Boarding is ridiculous! Why don't they load the last rows first so there are not people standing in the way and holding things up. I don't want to sit on a plane for 20-30 minutes with a child waiting to "go up in the air" its just more confusion. The lines to board were so long it was going into the next boarding area."
Pros: "The pilot and crew responded very well to the delay. Very friendly on the intercom, offered the small things like a full drink and tv access. Good response to a tough situation."
Cons: "Pilot mentioned we would be delayed so we could de-ice, understandable because it was freezing and had snowed all day. his original estimate on the delay was 30 minutes, it took over an hour at least."
Pros: "The agent who checked me in tried to find me a better connection, but in the end, it took me 9 hours to get from Tampa to Montreal. Never made Newark as I Hubbed in Chicago."
Pros: "The food ? What's food?"
Cons: "That's only give wather!... Is ridiculous"
Pros: "CHANGE OF FLIGHT WARNINGS"
Cons: "United Airlines needed to repair plane caused a delay. But Safety First ;)"
Cons: "As an international traveler I find it annoying to have to pay for my bags on an internal domestic flight. There should be some reciprocation with partner airlines to cover baggage if coming from international to domestic flights"
Cons: "We boarded 40 minutes late, and there was no communication as to why or how long we would be waiting: Also, it was a full flight and there were no prior requests to check bags or how to board. Boarding took a very long time, once we finally started, because there was very little organization and they were taking bags to check once they didn't fit, while people were still getting on the plane. Also, crew members were holding up the line."
Pros: "Flight was on time leaving and was early landing"
Cons: "Leg room"
Pros: "It was a quick effiicient flight. Boarding and security was a breeze."
Cons: "Peanuts and a few movies should not kill their budget. Especially if you have acreens in every seat. Charging $7 for a 2 hour flight is very expensivey"
Cons: "Flight didn't actually take off. Terrible updates regarding flight status."
Pros: "United has become the top low service/high cost Airline. I'm 6'3" and Found myself in a position for hours on end where I could not move my legs. Even with the seat in front of me upright my knees would touch it while my butt was fully up against my seat. Offered is a single drink but not even a lousy bag of pretzels. The entertainment is down to direct tv with a menu that is hard to navigate, earplug connections that need you to hold the plug so it will work and no option to pause or start when you want."
Pros: "NOTHING!!!!!! the worst experience traveling!!!"
Cons: "I did not like the way I was treated AT ALLL!!!! THE UNITED AIRLINES STAFF was HORRIBLE!!!!! NEVER FLYING WITH THEM AGAIN!!!!!"
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: "They tried. Booked on next day out of a different airport. No help with transport or hotel because not their fault."
Cons: "Last flight was deleyed and finally got in the air by 2 and ended up turning around and going back to the airport. Once I got there they told me they didn't have flights for the next 3 days so I was stuck in sanfransico airport by myself after paying over 700 on my ticket."
Pros: "The plane was roomy... The flight attendants were pleasant... The bag checkin was inexpensive... Quality and excellent custoner service. I have traveled many airlines... United is by far my favorite after this experience... Thank you!"
Pros: "The flight was delayed 38 minutes. Boarding was not pleasant. Never have a Stewart come by. No entertainment."
Pros: "No problems whatsoever...in fact, we arrived 10 minutes early."
Pros: "very comfortable ride, no bumps at all."
Cons: "no snacks, didnt have my debit card to pay for the ones for sale"
Pros: "We liked everything we HAD the BEST time!"
Pros: "The safety video played"
Cons: "Everytime I fly United the flights are always delayed. You changed my departing flight time THREE TIMES! I travel 3-5 times a year, usually only fly southwest, and I have never seen that happen."
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 firstname.lastname@example.org"
Pros: "All of the flights were on time, boarding was quick and the staff was very nice"
Cons: "I'm over airlines nickle and diming the customers to death! Not only do they have hefty carry on bag charges, but they also charge to reserve your seat. And forget about even getting a small cup of water because you have to pay for everything... even water!"
Pros: "I liked the price of the ticket. I was looking for an inexpensive ticket without the bells and whistles and Spirit fit those requirements"
Pros: "Crew was funny"
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: "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."
Pros: "great value for what I needed."
Pros: "every thing"
Cons: "no where to charge Ipad"
Pros: "Easy to and from Tampa"
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: "Flight attendants were actually friendly and no attitude. Being on time a bonus"
Pros: "What seemed like a good deal ended up costing a lot more then expected. Never fly with company again. Very shady way of doing business."
Pros: "We arrived 25 minutes early. That was the best part."
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"
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: "Once we took off no other delays"
Cons: "That it was an hour late"
Pros: "I fly Spirit with only a personal item and I get a random seat. For these reasons Spirit is perfect and cheap for me! We left on time and arrived 20 minutes early!"
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: "It are first time flirting it was nice Thank you!"
Cons: "Everything. Staff was not courteous and rushed me. Charged me for my baggage though I only had one carry on. Didn't offer any sort of in flight beverages. Last time I fly spirit"
Pros: "The take off and landing were perfect!"
Cons: "the seats don't lean back at all"
Pros: "Everyone of your team was always working hard to do their very best. Pilot did a great job, The no frill's flight is just what I need when commuting back and forth to Florida. I have all my needs in both states. All I bring with me are gifts for friends that can fit in my free bag."
Cons: "Was about 45 min late for departing, because of snag's in Mn."
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: "It got me there safely."
Cons: "The price for 1 checked bag cost more than 1/2 the price of the ticket."
Pros: "Original cost of flight"
Cons: "Added hidden charges ie bags Seats too close"
Pros: "The flight attendants were kind."
Cons: "I must 1st start by saying that my flight into Tampa from Dallas was incident free. The plane left on time, I felt safe and I was able to get my luggage within a reasonable timeframe. HOWEVER, the flight from Tampa to Dallas was a nightmare! I checked my bag and got to the gate 5 minutes early just to find that the plane had left 10 minutes early, leaving about 10 other people behind! As directed by the gate attendant, I got back on the Tram to talk to the booking agent located where I'd checked my bag. Once there, I inquired on the next flight leaving at 2:13pm. Since it was 1:30 while speaking to the attendant, I expressed my need to get on that plane since it was the last direct flight to Dallas all day. Not only did he tell me I would not make it (I had PLENTY of time and there was NO ONE in the TSA line), I would need to go to Cleveland and THEN to Dallas. Instead of getting home in Dallas at 3:30pm, I didn't get home until 11pm all because the pilot left 10 minutes before the flight was supposed to depart! To add insult to injury, when I arrived in Dallas, I was told to inquire about my luggage with the luggage attendant. I did so, and when I went inside the office & didn't even speak my reason for being in their presence (2 ladies were behind the desk), they asked me to step outside. I did so, and got in line, waiting my turn. Once it was my turn to re-enter the office, I explained my situation and what my luggage looked like. One just stared at me like they had no idea why I was speaking with them and the other seemed annoyed that they were having to get out of their chair to go to the back part of the office (it was RIGHT behind her and the size of a broom closet). They then let me know that they do not have it in the office and that I'll need to go back out the luggage carousel to see if it came in on my flight. HIGHLY frustrated at this point, I calmly explained that I was told it had made it on the flight that I'd missed that morning and that it would be in their office. They worked there, so, I did ask they asked and watched for it to come in on the carousel. 20 minutes later and almost midnight, I watched as bag after bag after bag was picked up until only one bag was left (not mine), making the round on the carousel alone. My ride was outside waiting for me and I had to wait, just like they'd instructed. In my mind, they work there and they would know. Literally, a minute before midnight, one of the luggage claim workers came out of their office and advised me to come into their office because they didn't think my bag was coming in on the carousel. NO KIDDING?! Anyways, they had me come in and fill out an incident report for lost luggage. I finally received my luggage 2 days later only after my mother had to contact the president of Spirit Airlines and I myself, multiple calls."
Cons: "hidden charges, especially with luggage"
Pros: "Pilots are engaging n extremely funny n entertaining 2thumbs up n 10 stars!! Both from Dallas to tampa n back!"
Cons: "I flew Nov 23,2015 from Tampa to Dallas flight 813 n there was a male stewardess that was extremely rude to everyone never smiled very cold I hope I never see him again he definitely isn't someone that could be reassuring if needed. The flight was overbooked n last minute it wasn't, I assure you it was because next to me n a few around me should have purchased either larger seat or 2 seats it was very uncomfortable...... It happens I know"
Pros: "I like the low fares of course and the immediate assurance that the return flight could be freely reimbursed without penalty within 24 hours. This assurance was extremely important because if it wasn't there, I would never take Spirit Airlines again. Too often, some of the steps seem like little payment traps rather than options in good faith meant to give control over costs to the consumer."
Cons: "In the on-line check in, since it was my first time, I was taken aback by the portion for choosing seats. It gave me the impression that I had to buy a seat otherwise I wouldn't have one on the flight. I don't like these tricks plain and simple. Just ask people if they want to pay for seat choice or not. As simple as that."
Pros: "Just what I was expecting...everything was fine! We appreciated arriving almost half hour early too!!"
Pros: "For a very low cost flight it was a real bargain. You now exactly what to expect so i don’t see how anyone could complain about anything. Don’t know i would like to take a long flight because of the really constricted leg room but I am small so it really didn’t bother me. My husband on the other hand would complain about the leg room. Flight was on time."
Pros: "I like the price that I can afford."
Cons: "I Don't like, the air line charge me for bag,just small one for my clothes ."
Pros: "The crew were very nice. Barring delays on our return the flights were smooth but the seating uncomfortable."
Cons: "I paid extra to have seats by an exit door both leaving and coming back to Tampa. We did not get them. We ended up in seats in front of them. My son is very tall therefore his trip both ways was uncomfortable. I would like a refund for seats we never got."
Cons: "Was very abrasive...didn't have a pleasant tone in her voice & seemed liked she was yelling at us . I payed for this flight not her ...."
Pros: "Quick and easy"
Cons: "Having to unexpectedly pay for carry on and seats."
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Fees for everything at Spirit. Will not fly them ever again!"
Airlines flying from Tampa to South America have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Tampa to South America
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Tampa to South America
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Tampa to South America
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Tampa to South America
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Tampa to South America