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|August||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 4% drop in price.|
|December||Most popular time to fly with an average 16% increase in price.|
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|$247||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
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- Looking for cheap airfare to Oakland? 25% of our users found tickets to Oakland for the following prices or less: From Los Angeles $56 one-way - $76 round-trip, from San Diego $77 one-way - $110 round-trip, from Phoenix $88 one-way - $118 round-trip
- Book at least 2 weeks 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 Oakland is August.
- While Oakland might not be as popular a destination as San Francisco or San Juan, it is still well-loved by travelers thanks to its diverse mix of languages and cultures. Used for both domestic and international flights to Oakland, the Oakland International Airport is located only 4.6 miles southeast of the city center, making it easy for tourists to reach the most popular destinations in the area.
- Although there isn’t much of a choice prior to security in either terminal, travelers going through Oakland International Airport can still find something to do between flights. Indeed, both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 offer duty-free shops featuring a selection of perfume and cosmetics, fashion and accessories, and liquor and tobacco. Eating at the airport is also not a problem as it features both big-chain joints like Pizza Hut and local coffee shops and restaurants.
- If you want to relax between connecting flights, the best place to do so is at the Escape Lounge. Open to all regardless of the airline one is flying with, the lounge is available upon booking and it features amenities such as comfortable seating, fast Wi-Fi, complimentary food and drinks, and workstations. The Lounge is located in Terminal 1, near Gate 8.
- If you have a long stopover and you choose to exit the airport for a breath of fresh air, Oakland International Airport is ideally located to visit the Oyster Bay Regional Shoreline Staging Area (2 miles away) and the Marina Park (3.6 miles away), or to play a round of golf at the Metropolitan Golf Links course (2 miles away).
- Although Oakland International Airport is undoubtedly the best choice, flights to Oakland might also land at San Francisco International Airport, located 19 miles southwest of the city, or at San Jose Mineta Airport, located 40 miles south of Oakland.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Crew was friendly"
Cons: "Tray tables very dirty, flight overbooked, hard to find gate agents"
Pros: "The flight was quick with food available for purchase. Seats were fine."
Cons: "The gate waiting area was very very watm"
Cons: "bus shuttle ride to plane could have been quicker. standing on a bus in the freezing cold with the doors open was a bad experience"
Pros: "Flight was just fine. Josh the flight attendant who was in charge of the main cabin handeled himself very well even while dealing with a boisterous drunk passenger. He was very professional."
Pros: "The flight went exactly as anticipated. 30 minute departure delay due to airport construction, but arrived almost on time."
Pros: "Excellent service. I just saw a flight attendant carrying a toddler so he could be calmed while the mom settled. That was sweet!"
Pros: "I missed the flight and they got me rescheduled and on my way when I showed up at service desk just before cabin closure"
Pros: "clean and spacious the airplane was. the outlets."
Pros: "On time departure and arrival."
Cons: "No food options..,just one small cracker."
Pros: "Alaska Airlines is great!!!"
Pros: "Clean cabin, friendly staff. Definitely prefer OAK to SFO."
Cons: "Going to OAK, left late due to pilots being on another plane. I know that can’t be helped, but that’s just one thing. I’d rather have pretzels or nuts rather than cookies. Overall, I enjoy flying Alaska; I’d choose Alaska over other airlines. Just giving feedback."
Pros: "Easy, on time, arrived early!"
Pros: "Great flight crew"
Cons: "Nothing to dislike"
Pros: "Easy boarding. Friendly staff."
Cons: "Wish they had lids for kids drinks. Guy in front of our kid slammed his seat back and spilled a full cup of sprite on our autistic child but he took it pretty well. I know the airline can’t control passengers but a lid would’ve minimized the spill."
Cons: "They overcharged me for my beer by $9 and I didn't notice until I got home when I looked at my billing statement."
Cons: "the airline attendant poured wine all over my suit jacket. i am traveling on a quick business trip and only brought this one suit jacket, which has been doused w/wine and smells disgusting. this was after i saw him douse another passenger w/water. i wish it was water he spilled on me!"
Cons: "delay in takeoff and general confusion of staff about what was to happen."
Pros: "Ease and great service"
Cons: "No good available very No entertainment"
Pros: "I had a problem with my ticket, and before my flight the information desk helped me get it resolved very quickly with none of the hassles I have come to expect flying other airlines. Huge relief!"
Cons: "Our 10:15 a.m. flight was delayed until 11:45 a.m. - we had arrived at the airport too early and ended up waiting a long time in a crowded and noisy terminal that lacked sufficient seats for all the travelers at the gate (Gates 11, etc.)"
Pros: "Always nice people. Boarding was slow due to tech failure but gate agents were resourceful and pleasant about it"
Cons: "Same as above"
Pros: "That the flight was right on time with no delays."
Cons: "The change of gate for departure."
Cons: "The flight was overbooked. We changed gates at the last minute and we weren't confirmed until after other passengers had boarded. Flight was delayed an hour because of this."
Pros: "It was great. I slept nearly the entire time. No one bothered me!"
Pros: "Wonderfully attentive staff with Alaskan that made my trip very enjoyable."
Pros: "The gate agents and staff were very friendly"
Cons: "When I checked my bag. They had to hand write a slip for the next leg of my flight (Calgary to London). This added about 10 minutes of time. It's 2017, how can it still require paper write up??"
Pros: "Comfortable seats. Polite crew. Flight was on time."
Pros: "I liked the friendly customer service on the planes, comfortable and have heard great things about their points/rewards system for frequent flyers."
Cons: "Boarding process is not as well-defined and caused a pretty difficult crowding situation when leaving Seattle for Oakland. Giving more specific sections of seats to board at a time could help."
Pros: "Crew was very professional. Flight was very smooth and pleasant."
Pros: "Overall as expected. Decent flight, nothing that made me go "wow", but on time, clean, reasonable boarding."
Cons: "I found the reaction of one of the flight attendants to be unprofessional. When I asked if she could pour a bit of water into my water bottle, rather than say, "I'm sorry, I am not allowed" or "unfortunately, no" or really anything verbal, she made a "tsk, tsk" face and offered me a plastic cup. Besides being annoyingly wasteful as a policy (if indeed it is one - this has not been an issue on other airlines), her customer service skills left something to be desired. This strange interaction left me with a poor overall impression of the flight experience."
Pros: "I didn't expect that we can have some snacks (pretzel) during the flight! And the seat was comfortable."
Cons: "need more space"
Cons: "Coming down and landing"
Pros: "I was pleased that the crew was helping to get everyone on board and settled quickly. The plane was on time which everyone appreciates."
Pros: "Boarding aircraft from back to forward. Speeds the boarding process."
Pros: "I like the hospitality from the crew members and how smooth my travel experience was."
Cons: "No complaints"
Cons: "TSA was unprofessional, slow, and as usual pointless."
Pros: "The staff"
Cons: "Seats are like hard plastic cop car chairs. Stale pretzel and drinks that were so shaken up when I opened it it sprayed me and the lady next to me. Long boarding times and again....my back is gonna be messed up for a while from the seats"
Pros: "Flight was on time"
Cons: "Not the fault of the crew, but someone's coffee mug leaked all over the overhead storage compartment and dripped on top of all the passengers sitting underneath it. Other than that, it was a pretty smooth and short flight."
Cons: "The flight attendants chatted loudly the whole flight - and it was an early morning flight where most were trying to sleep. One attendant spent a good 30 minutes talking about her daughter and a dance she went to."
Pros: "I really liked their attention to detail, the comfortable leg room, and polite flight attendants"
Cons: "I just wish they had more food options, besides snacks and juices and beverages"
Pros: "Crew members, ease of boarding, Alaska App."
Cons: "Plane is small and very noisy. Hard to hear on your own device, or to take a nap etc. Small seats, tight fit - rubbing elbows with the person sitting next to you."
Pros: "I liked that the middle seat was empty, so the guy in the aisle and me at the window had enough room. I so miss the days when flights were often only 70% capacity instead of always 95-110% capacity."
Cons: "The boarding was done in a really dumb manner and they keep letting stragglers on. Those of us who get their 2 hours early on purpose LIKE WE ARE SUPPOSED TO hate that you allow these stragglers on."
Pros: "The crew was great and the captain updated us regularly. Everything else was average and nothing to complain about. I always fly Alaska because they have always been the most consistent in giving a good experience."
Pros: "Crew was awesome, very friendly. Pilot great at communicating, good snacks. Enjoyed the flight."
Cons: "The app for movies wouldnt download, the signal was too weak. Should have been communicated to download before take off"
Cons: "This was my first Frontier flight, and I was very pleasantly surprised. I only discovered the dark side on later flights."
Pros: "I had my own row the whole trip."
Cons: "$45 for a carry on? Seats are like folding chairs. They don't even recline. Metal tray is so small it wont even fit an I pad. $3 for a bottle of water? no snacks, beverages and a barely padded metal chair that doesnt even recline?"
Cons: "50 minutes late with no warning"
Cons: "No entertainment on the plane at all. Also no food. We had breakfast that day and that was it. There was no time to get some food during the stopover in denver, so we ate nothing until 9 pm that day. Employees were kind of rude too for no reason. They kept advertising their creditcard. Wouldve been enough to say it once during the flight, but instead they kept on talking about it for the whole flight, which was super annoying!"
Pros: "Felt like sardines in a can flying. Didn't k ow ya had to pay for your seats that makes me sad."
Pros: "The crew was better than expected."
Cons: "Have to pay to select a seat?? Carry on is $40. Checked is $35. No Skycap. I won't be flying Frontier in the future unless they decide to go to Southwest management school."
Cons: "Might as well take flying school bus and pay tons of money to do so. Cheap experience that's not cheap at all after they chafe charge you for every possible thing. My new least favorite airline. I will never fly them again."
Cons: "I hate being nicked and dime for every possible charge from checked in baggage to carry-on to a bottle of water. Ticket agents were unpleasant."
Pros: "Took off on time and even landed early."
Cons: "I paid $55 and $60 for checking 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on in each direction. After a month stay my checked bag was 5.5 lbs overweight. I had to pay an ADDITIONAL $70 for that suitcase. It's airway robbery."
Pros: "You sold me the wrong date 2/17 and I had to buy the RIGHT one 2 days prior to my trip."
Cons: "Your inflexibility to changing flight prior to actual flight/need."
Pros: "The flights didn't cost too much."
Cons: "They charge for anything they can."
Cons: "183$ in seating and luggage fees AFTER the base ticket price...I wasn't made aware of these charges until I went to check in for my flight. No leg room. Seats don't recline. Tray table about the size of an iPhone 6. No entertainment. No snacks. All drinks cost money. Rude staff. Just a disaster of an experience. I'll never fly frontier again."
Pros: "The flight was good"
Cons: "The fact you charge 2.00 for a can of Coke that costs .18 really? i would pay .65 to .75 maybe even 1.00. It should be complimentary cause you charged $45.00 to get my bag on... With the price of oil dropping, you seriously can't expect us to keep paying a premium for your neglect."
Cons: "Bag charges. Should have researched more. Probably never fly them again."
Cons: "The $40 baggage fee is unreal. The crew was very unprofessional. The flight left earlier then scheduled and even though I was there on time I missed it. No one was at the desk. And the phone number for frontier was no longer in use."
Cons: "Five hour delay with no form of compensation. Missed a day of work because of it. Tried to make me and my friend pay $45 each for carry on bags on both legs of the trip. Such a joke."
Cons: "Charged for my Carry-on ($40), Charged for me to pick a seat ($24) I will not fly them again. Oh and I get to pay that coming back to my original location."
Cons: "I only booked with frontier after seeing a fare for over $100 less than my preference of Delta. This is the last time I will make such a mistake, after bag fees, seat selection fees I was more than Delta and much less quality."
Pros: "The crew"
Cons: "I didn't know I didn't have assigned seating, had to pay additional fees for seats, not just once but for both planes on the same destination. I used to fly every couple of months to Denver and frontier airlines have changed their seats. They're very cheaply made and uncomfortable. Cheap and uncomfortable."
Pros: "Paying for a carry on and no complimentary drinks just water"
Cons: "The seats are very uncomfortable."
Cons: "Plane was crowded,seat was uncomfotable."
Pros: "the crew was nice and the flight was on time"
Cons: "seats uncomfortable charged extra for a carryon bag charged extra to put carryon bag in overhead compartment charged for a drink no free peanuts/ cookie you get on other airlines. Only had food that was for sale"
Pros: "Boarded on time stayed on schedule. excellent landing by pilot"
Cons: "Stewardess were a distant. Did not like seeing male steward. seats very small crowded space felt ripped off by being charged $40 for carry on luggage & $30 for checked baggage. Not provided a beverage or snack"
Pros: "leg room"
Cons: "thin seats"
Pros: "The Cheap ticket price."
Cons: "The scam-like way they make up for that cheap ticket price by charging for everything. I was held hostsge at the gate by a representative checking tickets who said I can't get on the plane until I pay $60 for my carry-on bag. Which on most airlines is free but not on frontier, nothing is free all the way down to charging $2.99 for a can of soda or any drink for that matter, no peanuts pretzels, nothin, charge, charge, $35 to pick your seating assignment. I Will never fly Frontier again, they are on the Frontier of scammery and fraud. Btw I called and got my $60 back after a relentless effort on my part on their customer service phone number."
Pros: "There is noting positive for me to say"
Pros: "On time, comfortable nice way to spend Christmas Eve afternoon"
Cons: "Terrible experience. They charge you $40 each way to carry on a bag with no heads up about this at the time of purchase. Try to charge you to select any seat on the plane. Try to charge you $2 for a non alcholic beverage. Rude crew. Uncomfortable plane. I won't fly Frontier again now that they've made these changes."
Pros: "Comfortable and shorti"
Cons: "The flight was delayed, which is understandable. However, the lack of communication about the delay is frustrating for passengers. It started with a 30 minute delay and turned to a 120 minute delay on the monitor without any announcement. The only announcement they made is that they would only be assisting certain passengers with connecting flights. The flight left over three hours after the original departure time. The desk associates assisting other passengers had poor attitudes and communication skills. Also, $90 (round trip) for a carry on is absolutely ridiculous."
Cons: "Once I payed for the overpriced checked luggage fee and the hidden carry one fee and then had to purchase a seat on every leg of my flight, it cost me $166.00 to print my boarding pass. WHAT!!! Biggest scam I of airline moguls I have ever dealt with. Not only will I never fly Frontier again or never recommend Frontier to anyone, I will surely go out of my way to make sure everyone knows what a rip off it is to fly Frontier. I could have flown on a decent airline non-stop with a soda and maybe even a movie for what it cost me to fly frontier."
Cons: "Only problem was I was flying out to salt lake city on Nov 5 and there was a bad wreck and was there 10 minutes before leaving, but couldn't cause I had luggage and c opulent leave or take.......was STUCK. SO had to pay another 126 dollars to be able to fly to see family. Didn't feel that was fair, due to wreck on toll way to get to airport. But other than that, service, boarding, flite, hostess, luggage and convince even pilots were absolutely generally wonderful and professional. Great breath of fresh air. Will fly to houston if availability in Jan or Feb with your airline. Love, love, love. Thank you. Pamela Pottorff"
Cons: "A little late"
Pros: "The crew was awesome!"
Cons: "The most uncomfortable seats in the sky. Charging for carry-ons and even sodas seems very "cheap". The only thing provided in your fare is an uncomfortable seat, a seat belt and free cups of water. Unless it's some sort of evacuation, they'll NEVER see me again."
Cons: "This airline has taken air travel to a whole new level of petty. They don't yet charge you to go to the bathroom on the flight...but expect an absurd fee for everything else."
Pros: "Price for just flight."
Cons: "Nicked and dimed to death have to pay for everything. Hard seats no recline could not afford a 25 cent soft drink complentry. If it was over a 1hr flight I would never use frontier. To small of tray not comfortable at all no magazines or not even a peanut to snack on. Sucked."
Cons: "Hidden fees. Uncomfortable seats. Small trays. No leg room. Gross bathroom. No amenities."
Pros: "Everything was timely and efficient overall a good experience with pleasant staff."
Cons: "When giving safety protocol the guide speaking fumbled a bit enough to make someone nervous."
Pros: "The flight was very relaxing. The crew was very nice."
Pros: "The flight was on time."
Cons: "Being nickeled and dimed for everything. Changing for a carry-on. No complimentary soda. Not even a pretzel. Seats don't recline. Won't fly Frontier again."
Cons: "Had to wait an hour to check in. Nickel and dime you to death. The most unfriendly staff ever."
Cons: "It was LATE…can't they figure the crew's schedules out before realizing they have to switch out????"
Cons: "The flight was cancelled and the staff never informed the passengers. They booked us all on the next flight which was late and I missed my connecting flight. The next available flight that they could put me on wasn't for 3 days!!"
Pros: "staff and plane"
Cons: "web site"
Pros: "Crew is kind, space is reasonably comfortable for discount, flights were on time. Overall a good value."
Cons: "Would like to purchase ticket with a reserved seat at the outset. Checking in to find I needed to pay more is a lame way to be "discount" I'm happy to pay, but not to feel tricked."
Cons: "Customer service is horrible! Charge me extra for a bag at the gate, don't work with me at all, argue about it and then tell me "by the way your flight is delayed an hour" really?! You totally screw people on baggage fees and THEN tell me my flight is delayed and you can GFY...My flight home was more of the same bs. I WILL NEVER EVER FLY FRONTIER AIRLINES AGAIN! I have had so many terrible experiences with Frontier. Stay away from them!"
Cons: "The seats were incredibly uncomfortably, it was a hour fight which I paid $150 for but couldn't even get a free cup of water. The crew was rude, there was no entertainment not even radio, nothing to snack on that didn't cost money. Terrible business model to make someone but a ticket then pay for a seat then pay for a checked bag and you won't even offer basic amenities? Very unfortunate experience, won't fly with you again."
Pros: "It was a quick one day trip for someone who was ready to pass. The trip was short enough that I didn't need anything - even reclining seat."
Cons: "Simply because there is no other choice I am forced to fly Spirit. Spirit tricks people. Where people are used to the 50 lb weight limit on bags, Spirit dropped their weight to 40 lbs so when you get to the check in and you expect to have your 50lb bag be checked in for the fee you paid for, suddenly you must pay much more . That's a complete "FU" to your passengers."
Cons: "Crew trying to sell passengers credit cards during flight..."
Pros: "Fast, friendly service"
Cons: "Kiosks didn't work. Boarding pass had to be reprinted b/c of lack of ink once a kiosk finally did work. Customer service rep at gate indignant and shoulder shrugging about long delays at security causing late passengers. Nothing complimentary. Even coffee on 6am flight."
Pros: "The supervisor who was a real human being"
Cons: "My flight was pushed back multiple times. Finally they said we would board in 20 minutes. I went to grab a bottle of water. In the mean time the gate changed (I was never notified) and they boarded in less than ten minutes. Furthermore when I went to the gate agent to ask what happened I had never before been greeted from someone so rude and lacking empathy. I can't believe this person was in customer service. She was short, had one word responses for me, and offered no solutions to the predicament they had put me in by delaying my flight and then expedite boarding. When I finally spoke to her manager, he was helpful and a normal human. The gate agent should work in a stock room where she doesn't have to deal with humans."
Cons: "The fact my flight was delayed, they wouldn't let me check in after their computers froze at the airport and caused me to miss the one hour before cut off time limit to check in. They made me take a different flight the next day and charged me a $25 fee to do it all because they wouldn't check me in and therefore had to miss my flight. The fee for having a carry on bag is redic since they have the room like any other plane for it in the overhead compartment. My new flight the next day was delayed also (over 3 hours) so I took another flight so I didn't miss my event. Spirit then cancelled my return flight days later because I skipped the outbound flight, they auto cancel all of your future flights. So I then show up in the morning to the airport not knowing they cancelled my flight, they don't tell you in any way, stranded and told I have to buy another ticket back for almost triple the price. The story goes on and on, absolute nightmare. I wish I would have known or gotten a refund to ease the blow."
Pros: "Spirits online website is totally transparent about their extra fees and ways to save on baggage. I wish that info would've been available on kayak but I did find it easily on the spirits website"
Cons: "I wanted to start off by apologizing for my behavior. I definitely became really frustrated with the situation and definitely took it out on the agent. He was totally just doing his job and I way overreacted Essentially, all I think could be used to improve with this flight was a little more information about boarding as well as emails to web check in. I forgot to do so for this flight and an invitation to online checkin as well as more information about the boarding process (i.e.: the gates in this airport are further from the terminals than typical airports) would be gratefullly allreciately."
Pros: "This was my first time flying with Spirit, but it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Tge flight attendants were so friendly and professional."
Cons: "Didn't fly and did not refund. I called them on Monday to cancel and they said no refund."
Cons: "No free carry in"
Pros: "Workers were friendly"
Cons: "You have to pay for carry on"
Cons: "No refund for canceling my flight."
Pros: "it has the cheapest price for the thanksgiving weekend flight and the crew were so accommodating and funny."
Cons: "Seats are Horrible You don't even give out water and peanuts Staff is OK Pricing is the weirdest thing I have ever dealt with before. You are not cheaper you are just GOOD HUSTLERS!! Your Trays aren't big enough to hod a DAMN THING!!! I am waiting for Ashton Crutcher to pop out ANY MINUTE NOW and say Here are your Peanuts!!!"
Pros: "Easy pre-board for persons with disabilities, comfortable modern Airbus 319, low base fare."
Cons: "Ridiculous carry-on bag arrangement, I won't fly them again until this is changed."
Pros: "Smooth flight.great workers there."
Cons: "you have to pay for water.spirit should offer water as a free beverage and consider adding wifi to their planes."
Pros: "Fast boarding..fast takeoff..fast landing...nice comfortable fly"
Pros: "Plane was clean. The charge for using the overhead bins makes boarding and off-boarding quick."
Cons: "The flight was delayed for 90 minutes without explanation."
Pros: "Very efficient flight. The cabin was clean and comfortable. For the cost of the tickets I got a fantastic value, @ even 50% more this would have been satisfactory. Flew form Oakland, Ca. to LA and back, on the return flight we got assigned the upfront big seats which was a nice treat."
Cons: "We were going to do online check-in but there was a charge for that. Being a budget airline I can understand. Checking in at the terminal kiosk was no problem at all."
Cons: "Very disorganized. I would recommend nobody fly on this airline. Pay the couple of extra bucks at airline that will more than likely get you to your destination on time."
Pros: "They never warning us 48hr before cancelled"
Cons: "This company are sucks Am about to see my lawyer"
Cons: "Flight was delayed, delayed again, then cancelled they were unapologetic and unaccountable"
Cons: "Flight was delayed twice without notification. Then almost two hours later cancelled. Organisation was horrible they couldnt answer any of our questions, and when it came down to refund all they could do was give us are money back for the flight no consideration for how we got there or place to stay until the next flight. I ended up driving home with three other people who was also on the same fight."
Cons: "Flight was cancelled."
Pros: "I understand their are things out of everybodys control. Weather being the main ingredient. I would think that their should of been somekind of announcement prior to boarding. Something along the lines of .." the flight is going to be delayed". Instead when i go to the attendent to give here my ticket, i was sadly let down. not only that, the next flight was going to be departing 4 hours later. i mean dont get me wrong, weather is out of everybodys control, but alteast fair warn your paying customers. thanks! needless to say, i took a unwanted metro ride back to my house."
Pros: "Cheap price to Oakland"
Cons: "Seats are uncomfortable. Tray table is a joke. There was no Spirit magazine with Ads and crosswords and Sudoku in the seat back pockets."
Cons: "Pay to board; pay for a carry-on item; pay for a checked bag; pay to reserve a seat: by the time your finished, you pay as much or more than a regular airline with MUCH MORE FRUSTRATION to boot!"
Cons: "Still haven't gotten on my flight yet it was delayed 4 hours. I wish they'd have reimbursed more than 7 dollars!"
Pros: "It was my first time flying and I had no problems with boarding or late flights. Everything went smooth and I had a great experience for my first flight. I would take Sprit again if I could fit all my items in my personal carry on that is free of charge. If I need to pay for any other carry on or check in bags I might want to check out a different airline. Overall great experience. Seats had a lot of room and the plane was pretty clean."
Pros: "It was cheap for a last minute flight."
Cons: "But, there were extra fees at the last minute that did not expect. I spent an extra $100.00 for my carry on, misc. fees and for my seats. I wish Spirit would have told me about the extra fees when I booked the flight!"
Pros: "the first two rows of seats were apparently a higher class"
Cons: "that the amount charged for the bags feels like a scam. You fall for purchasing the tkt at a "competitive" price and you are pressured at the check in to overpay for you bags. If passenger is connecting to international flights, both ways, its twice the assault!"
Cons: "My flight was canceled and had to sleep on the airport and came too late to work next day! I wouldn't book again with Spirit Airlines!!!"
Cons: "Can't take carry on without paying and small seats"
Cons: "After 2 hours on a plane that would not start, they booked us on a flight for the next day 6am and I slept in the terminal. Lots of extra unseen charges and a staff that isn't invested in excellence."
Cons: "plane mechanical trouble; hours of waiting before cancelling; overbooked us tgo hoitels which would not honor the reservation. a nightmare."
Cons: "They kept us at the gate for 3 hours. Then cancelled the flight at midnight. No hotel, no accommodations at all. I will never ever fly spirit again."
Cons: "Everything plane was delayed for 3 hours then cancelled still in line right now 4 hours afterwards try and get accommodation worst airline ever"
Cons: "Plane was 1.5 hrs late, charges for carry ons and check ins, staff (inside and outside of the plane) were very unprofessional, seats plastic and small"
Cons: "I dont see that I would ever use Spirit again. You book a ta low fare and incur many costs that build up and nearly double your fair. may as well book on another airline and get what you wanted in the first place for the same price. The staff were unprofessional, disrespectful, tired and unkempt. And the flight was delayed, and we were never given a reason. I needed to change my return flight. I was instructed that i would save money by doing it on line. I would have saved NO money, and was able to easily book a new fare for less money with another airline. #NO-Spirit Airlines"
Cons: "No water or anything offered in the plane. They only care about money. They are very rude. No feeling for the customers."
Pros: "staff was nice"
Cons: "There was a very long delay due to maintenance issues and there wasn't a lot of updates. Final boarding there was no information on the screen we all just stood around hoping that we were boarding"
Pros: "I sat down in my seat, fell asleep, and the flight did exactly what it was supposed to: take me from LAX to OAK."
Cons: "The delay in departure, which was more than likely not Spirit's fault. This is why I gave them a perfect score."
Cons: "I late about five minute the tell me that the flight left the gate indeed to rent a car and pay lot of money driving in a raining day seven hours and I didn't even knew the flight was delays any way but the woman at the desk didn't even look at the computer and let me take that flight . I would like to get my money back !!! If not I will show all tony credit card and disputes my charge . Thanks. Dana bar"
Cons: "Both flights were delayed and no notifications were sent."
Pros: "It was convenient and quick."
Cons: "They should at least serve water for free!!"
Pros: "I wish I would have known when booking that they charge for CARRY ON bags. I probably would have put that $40 towards a more expensive flight - maybe one that would at least have offered water or a snack. Maybe for people who travel with only a purse, this airline would make sense."
Cons: "All the add on costs were ridiculous, it is not a cheap airline once you factor in all the extra costs. Even though you check in a bag online and print out your boarding pass, the line at the counter goes slow. Its probably because the weight of your check in bag needs to be less than 40lbs, this is unlike any other airline where the standard is 50lbs. So everyone is trying to take out their heavy items so that they don't have to pay an additional $25 on top of the $42 dollars they've already paid. THE WORST!!!"
Pros: "The flight was delayed 2.5 hrs. The people at the booth weren't very nice, I asked a woman at the booth a question and she was rude. Then during the flight they don't even offer water??...."
Pros: "unbundled pricing for baggage -- that's how it always should have been. thanks for taking the lead :) you guys are bearing the confusion of customers who expect bags to be free, but someone has to be first so thank you!"
Cons: "checking in on your website doesn't work! it looks like it should be possible without creating an account, but i'm forced to create an account anyway, which i really don't want to do unless i can sign in with google and never give my email or create a password. so, i just had to wait in line to print my boarding pass. and if you could have a mobile website and support mobile boarding passes, that would be nice someday :)"