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An average nonstop flight from the United States to South Carolina takes 2h 22m, covering a distance of 804 miles. The most popular route is New York - Charlotte with an average flight time of 1h 54m.
The cheapest ticket to South Carolina from the United States found in the last 72 hours was $26 one-way, and $34 round-trip. The most popular route is New York John F Kennedy Intl to Charlotte Douglas and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $152.
American Airlines, United Airlines & JetBlue fly the most frequently from the United States to South Carolina.
Based on KAYAK flight searches, the most popular destination is Charlotte (46% of total searches to South Carolina). The next most popular destinations are Charleston (26%) and Myrtle Beach (12%). Searches for flights to Greenville (8%), to Columbia (5%) and to Hilton Head Island (3%) are also popular.
There are seasonal flights that land directly at Hilton Head Island Airport (HHH) from Washington, New York, and Chicago. All year long you can catch one of the regular flights from Atlanta or Charlotte. Alternatively, if you prefer to book a flight to South Carolina, you can fly into Charleston International Airport and drive the 110 mi to Hilton Head Island. A third option is to travel to the Savannah-Hilton Head Airport (SAV) in the neighboring state of Georgia and to drive 1h to Hilton Head Island.
Charleston International Airport is the best airport for travelers visiting Kiawah Island. The airport is approximately 29 mi from Kiawah Island, and you can travel by car or by pre-booking a private shuttle service. For a one-way trip on a private shuttle from the airport, expect to pay about $90 per person.
The Florence Regional Airport (FLO) is the only airport in Florence, South Carolina, and it’s only served by one airline, American Airlines. This airline operates daily flights between Florence and the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT) in the neighboring state of North Carolina.
Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport is the closest to Caesars Head State Park, about 40 mi away. Transportation options available at the airport include taxis operated by Eastside Transportation; Uber; rental car services by Alamo, Avis, Budget, Hertz, Enterprise, and Thrifty; and complimentary shuttle services to some hotels.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
"The flight was ok, the baggage claim took almost 2 hours. :("
"Very satisfied with all aspects of my jet blue experience. Highly recommended."
"Delayed with no updates and zero taking care of passengers"
"Crew was arrogant and obnoxious. Wouldn’t help me pick up trash and another poured coffee on me twice, with one pathetic “sorry”. Flight attendants had so much baggage that passengers couldn’t find space in the overhead compartments causing a significant delay in our departure. In bound aircraft was late arriving from Haiti exasperating the situation. Based on this trip I would not recommend jet blue to anyone"
"the delay is to much"
Cons: "We need quality options for snacks."
Pros: "I love JetBlue service and the crew. Every time."
Pros: "The flight was smooth and on time. The crew members were very nice and helpful"
Cons: "JetBlue is the best"
Pros: "Crew was ok."
Cons: "Less travelers allowed to fly due to pandemic"
Cons: "There were no movies"
Pros: "They did their job as expected."
Cons: "JetBlue crew seem a bit overwhelmed and stressed. I felt they took that on the passengers"
Pros: "Good leg room"
Cons: "Old plane and time for the boneyard."
Pros: "Our flight was delayed a grand total of 5 hours"
Cons: "They could’ve had a backup plane more readily available"
Pros: "They upgraded my seat for more room I have no idea why but it was very ki d of BlueJet to do this I was extremely thankful."
Cons: "Wish all airlines could some how speed up the boarding process."
Pros: "Personnel were great, flight left on time and arrived early! The rratings for food and entertainment do not apply, since I was not offered either. This was fine with me on the short flight."
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "Jet blue has free potato chips and also allows you to watch television."
Cons: "Jet Blue provided 5 sequential delay messages over an hour. Their inability to better estimate departure is disappointing. The real problem is that delay was caused directly by the airline's incompetence. There were no weather issues, the takeoff spots were available. They simply failed to load snacks. Although there WAS a minor prior delay bc a slightly late plane arrival, we eventually were delayed about an extra hour to supply snacks on a 4-hr flight. Given the ground crew had EXTRA time to load and also considering the tiny set of options offered, this is senseless. Further, b/c they ran out of overhead bins, they offered to GATE check my luggage. This was essentially a lie - they put it with checked bags, unlike the gate checked items I watched others retrieve. The combination of these errors led me to arrive at the car rental desk after closure. This caused me to incur a taxi fare, so spend 30 min or so working out an alternative rental the following day, and then yet ANOTHER cab to the Car Desk to get the car. This is the only time in my hundred or so car rentals anything like this has happened. I will certainly think twice (or more) before booking Jet Blue again."
Cons: "Seat comfort, ride flight attendants, lack of announcements from pilots."
Cons: "Sitting waiting for over 30 min in the heat of the plane and delay in take off from mechanical issues. Flight was smooth though once in the air and great service"
Pros: "Pretty average JetBlue flight. I love the direct TV and wifi"
Cons: "Annoying and time consuming to discover that I couldn’t check in for my flight anywhere besides the counter at JFK because I had two layovers and that JetBlue and Hawaiian had completely different itineraries for me. And then when the flight attendant who checked me in mocked my 2 layover itinerary and said there was a direct flight to HNL from JFK leaving later that morning, she at least could have tried to sell me a seat on that flight, rather than rudely laugh at me “I guess you can only do what you can do” like I was too poor or something. That was annoying. I’m bored of the JetBlue snack selection it’s been the same for years."
Pros: "The Crew was most pleasant as I was the last to board."
Cons: "Food offering minimal"
Pros: "The Jetblue lounge at JFK.. and the TV was pretty nice"
Cons: "To start, the plane was delayed due to inflight crew getting in late which is fine.. but our departure time never updated and the attendants were transparent but never mentioned a new time. After onboarding we got stuck on the tarmac due to traffic. Flight took off with turbulence to start and finally after 45 mins we got bottles of water. I asked crew if they would come around with more... I was starving and also have the perk of free alcoholic beverages in flight. I was offered neither and we only received chips 1+ hour into the flight. One of our TVs broke and the crew wasn’t helpful in an alternative... Overall worst Jetblue exp I’ve had to date, and I’ve flown with them a lot due to my Mosaic status.."
Pros: "Quick boarding and great on flight options—tv, blankets, food etc."
Pros: "L'espace dans l'avion - c'est la 1ère fois que j'en ai autant en classe éco ! Le personnel de bord, vraiment adorable, drôle et à l'écoute"
Cons: "Pas de distraction et collation limitée. Mais c'est vraiment un détail !"
Pros: "Price of ticket is about it."
Cons: "From the time I got to the gate 90 minutes before flight to the time I got off it was terrable. Delays before boarding with no explanation then the same continued onboarding. First it was waiting for bags. Strange when there's a 2 hour+ delay that all the bags weren't there? Then waiting for paperwork followed by the part they needed was incorrect and a new one was on it's way from the hanger.. Finally departed 1 hour plus later. The plane was an old cattle car. Free TV didn't work right, so at did not recline (no it wasn't an exit row.). Most of the crew and gate attendants were rude and indifferent except for on flight attendant. The entire row of seats didn't recline at all. She was very apologetic and acknowledged it was uncomfortable especially on a 5+hour flight. She did offer us something to eat, blankets earbud. Still my back was killing me upon arrival at Phoenix. JEt Blue. Get your act together. This is unacceptable."
Cons: "The flight was delayed 6hrs 30 mins and changed departure gate twice. At no point was there a gate change announcement overhead (there were gate change announcements made for flights to Bermuda, Boston and San Francisco). During the boarding process many people stood and went in before their group was called, one agent noticed it and told the agent checking the boarding passes “all of these people are group A?” To which the other agent replied: “no, but I can’t do anything about it”. If there are group assignments, they need to honor that, as some people pay to board earlier."
Pros: "Cabin crew were great at looking after us and we had plenty of legroom in coach!"
Cons: "The entertainment selection was a bit limited and there was no wi-fi."
Pros: "The crew was great, and so was a JetBlue pilot dead-heading in the seat next to me. I liked the space in the MoreSpace seat I paid for. I relieved that the upgrade seat came with boarding in the first group. Some airlines you pay for the seat, but you're still group 3 or 4 and, meaning all sorts of anxiety about the most miserable part of any flight, the dreaded fight for the overhead bins, wondering it you'll have to check the bag and then wait for it at the destination. Thank you for removing that."
Cons: "I was delayed half a dozen times, only to be canceled. Rescheduled on a flight that was scheduled to depart two hours before the original flight. Rescheduled after an hour hold. That flight was delayed the following day. Was diverted to Baltimore only to find out only some of us on our flight are getting out by a rude agent. Then no information at all. Had to run to catch an amtrak. Later found out if I stayed I would have stayed another 13 hours in Baltimore. Missed work and had no one home to take care of my family. Oh, and travel insurance will not cover anything. The plane itself was falling apart. Seat was broken and dirty. Everyones lights were broken and it smelled."
Pros: "Everything it was great to travel with jet blue thank you"
Cons: "Delayed 3 hours"
Pros: "Food was really good, but the cabin crew were up to JetBlue's normal outstanding service"
Cons: "The range of movies is still pretty poor (if you're a frequent JetBlue traveller)"
Pros: "Smooth and quick. Hassle free."
Pros: "Great snacks"
Cons: "Couldn't control or hear the tv."
Pros: "Nice crew.."
Pros: "Wheel chair accommodations. The handler was very nice and polite. He was really good with my granny."
Pros: "The fight was smooth"
Pros: "We boarded right on time and the boarding process was smooth."
Cons: "Our flight was delayed three hours because of air conditioning malfunctioning on the plane. We sat on the tarmac for almost two and a half hours, and it must have been around 85 degrees on the plane. There was a lot of miscommunication about whether we would be switching aircraft. They finally told us to deplane because we were probably going to switch planes. After 15 minutes in the terminal, we reboarded the same plane. Got to LA 3 hours late so had to deal with horrible rush hour traffic, which we had hoped to avoid had we taken off on time."
Pros: "The convenience of landing and being so close to home. Only wished there were more flights avail with better times."
Cons: "1) The time of this flight is a bit much. I understand that it is close to my home but I know if Jet Blue adds 1 or 2 more flights, they would totally get booked up. The leaving JFK at almost midnight and then the time difference is horrible. 2)This flight had a child that got sick and we were delayed about 40-45 mins. Totally worth it but it made for an even harder time getting in at almost 630am PR time. 3) The turbulence was horrible. We were warned but so many customers were getting sick. Its was unpleasant to say the least."
Cons: "4 hours late"
Cons: "First thing, when i arrived to check my bags the lady giving help was useless, i was really stressed and i asked her some questions and she was answering upset, then i found a guy who help me to do my things there. In the boarding there wasn't any space for my things, my carry on bag and my personal item .. i was trying to get some help to one of the guys working inside the plane because the top compartment was full, when i ask him he just say that space is for all in the plane isn't suppose to be space for you there if some other guest took it.. I was really upset because i paid for my flight ticket and it was included my carry on and my personal item.. otherwise i know there is more people in the plane but is not like i brought more things than the ones i paid for... if you don't have capacity for all the guest you should say it before... The flight was delayed with an hour.."
Pros: "It was easy boarding! Attendants were nice and efficient. Made excellent time by arriving early. Flew round trip. Departing CHS late but arriving early at JFK. I will definitely fly JetBlue again"
Pros: "I liked the spacious seating of course"
Cons: "I was disappointed in the boarding, I traveled with my young daughter and infant son and when they announced those who require additional time, handicap assistance,etc I proceeded to board then all these other folks also jumped up skipping me and my children when it was not their turn. And the gate people allowed them to do so I had to be the one to say excuse me we were here 1st. On top of that when we landed back in NY I heard my stroller get tossed and discovered when I got home it was broke. So upset!!!"
Pros: "There was no food or entertainment options so should have a N/A option"
Pros: "Plane was painfully cold"
Cons: "The cold. Ordinarily I think that JetBlue is marvelous Adrian"
Cons: "left a little late"
"Flight was overbooked and we didn’t leave on time."
"Even tho we paid to have seat next to each other we had to give them up, and my husband who just had major surgery on his hand was given an isle seat which was part of the reason we PAID to have seats next to each other and him in a middle seat"
"It was just ok, flight attendants seemed tired and annoyed, they were not pleasant and welcoming."
Pros: "Crew was friendly"
Cons: "Entertainment / TVs were not working"
Cons: "Internet and plane was small and old"
Pros: "The cabin was clean and the crew was friendly."
Cons: "Better snacks. Chips or mini cheese platter"
Cons: "Delayed for hours on runway"
Cons: "Wearing a mask was difficult."
Cons: "Comfier seats"
Pros: "Safe travel"
Cons: "more masks"
Pros: "Kosher snacks! Thank you! Very safe and controlled Covid procedures. Made me feel safe."
Pros: "Very controlled and safe Covid procedures. Outlets and screens at every seat."
Pros: "Felt very clean and so glad they are not selling every seat"
Pros: "The space between passangers and the steps the crew took to ensure our safety."
Cons: "Nothing it was a perfect flight."
Pros: "Everyone was great."
Pros: "I always have a consistently good experience on Delta. Everything was great."
Pros: "Crew was nice the flight was smooth and comfortable seats."
Pros: "We left on time and arrived early. The seat in comfort class had excellent leg room."
Cons: "The food was mediocre, to say the least."
Cons: "The check process was ridiculous. There not enough room in the box for me to explain my experience but the ticket agent lied to me, said he couldn't take my bag until I got a paper receipt and boarding pass from a kiosk despite having had pre-paid for my bag and digital boarding pass. 25 mins wasted"
Cons: "Explain why there’s over a 2 hour delay"
Pros: "Everything was as expected. Few delays but weather related and was only about 90 minutes"
Cons: "Reclining seats"
Pros: "We landed 45 minutes ahead of schedule."
Cons: "Boarding was rushed and we left the gate late."
Cons: "Didn’t make the flight due to delay and late arrival! No help getting seats on a later flight or next morning."
Cons: "Originally, they were putting me on a flight connecting through Atlanta. However, I was traveling with my brother and there was only one seat on it. After looking again, we were put on a much better route through Detroit. I did not have a seat on the second leg and was stressed that I could get bumped. I made the flight but was given a middle seat. Since I have clostrophobia I began to panic. My brother sacrificed his exit row seat for me. He had booked through Delta. I wondered if he got better treatment because of that"
Pros: "The food and the treatment"
Cons: "flights all on Delta - about one a week for 3 months straight - and yet when Delta cancelled my flight and re-booked they did not give me any upgrade or loyalty as I saw it - I had paid extra for Delta Comfort and they told me the flight they re-booked me on simply did not have any comfort available. However, I was not the one canceling the flight and re-booking - that is their problem and after so much loyalty for years I feel like I should have gotten some kind of upgrade for free...If I have to cancel - I have to pay fees - but if they cancel - I lose ...despite being a very loyal SkyMiles customer. I am quite disillusioned with Delta now and will have to look around to see what other airlines there are now - and my entire family - and what kind of loyalty they give to their loyal customers. It needs to be a two-way"
Pros: "The last time we flew Delta, we were underwhelmed. Our flight was delayed several hours and there was nothing exceptional about it when it did finally leave. That was 5 years ago, and there's been a lot of changes. There I'd now in-flight entertainment, reasonably comfortable seats, and everything was on time."
Cons: "Virtually no food options."
Pros: "Although we ended up being stuck on the plane for 2 hours prior to take off due to high volume, weather and as the pilot put it, "possible military activity" the crew kept us informed every step of the way. There was one flight attendant in particular who was so full of energy and made the unfortunate circumstances not so bad. She entertained us and kept us in the loop the entire time as did the pilots. It made the 2 hours not feel so bad which was appreciated."
Cons: "That we were delayed on the plane for two hours on a small plane but I know it was out of their control."
Pros: "There were many delays and cancellations due to bad thunderstorms at LGA. Despite a few hours delayed (because the airport was closed due to the storm), the flight was still schedule to leave! I was very happy about that. They did issue waivers for those who could not make the later time. Once delta got the ok to fly.. The flight left the gate very fast and we arrived and exited the plane super fast too. The process was so efficient and quick, I did not feel the waiting period. The flight attendance were so happy and positive, they made he flight very enjoyable. Great job delta!"
Pros: "I arrived safely."
Cons: "We all were bused to the plane. And we all had to stow our carry on bags with checked luggage."
Pros: "Nice plane. Efficient crew"
Cons: "Not their fault but they were delayed 4 hours. At least they texted updates fairly frequently but I can’t give a 5-Star review because of the huge delay"
Pros: "The on time departure. The air hostesses were very attentive. Fast baggage arrival"
Pros: "Comfy on time and personable. Food was good too. Thank you."
Cons: "It was all good."
Pros: "Got exit seats with extra leg room at no charge . Flight was quick and crew was very accomadating and friendly. Very good at providing updates and delays"
Cons: "My seat was taken by another person and the crew member was not very helpful with getting the issue resolved"
Cons: "Got put on standby despite having purchased my ticket over 1 month in advance"
Cons: "The flight left three hours late while the crew was waiting for an oxygen tank to arrive. We were boarded onto the plane after it was nearly an hour and a half late, then waited in out cramped seats for another hour and a half as we continued to wait for the same piece of equipment. At one point a Delta employee announced over the plane's PA system that we'd be getting vouchers to compensate us for this absurd delay, but there was no explanation of how to claim those vouchers."
Pros: "LGA caused massive delays due to construction."
Cons: "Nice airplane with good seats and legroom"
Pros: "The crew were professional and courteous"
Cons: "The fight was delayed multiple times, starting at a 5:44 takeoff and finally taking off around 9:15. It was delayed in 30 min increments, which made it hard to do anything else around the airport since I was constantly in a state of "about to board." A frustrating experience. No posts of extra snacks while waiting, or compensation or explanation of what caused the delay."
Cons: "Due to weather patterns, we sat on the runway for 3 hours waiting to take off. There was approx. 50+ planes ahead of us. I know this because I was sitting next to an off-duty pilot on his way home. About 2 hours in, there was 30 planes left to take off, and then us. They air traffic control people were only letting off one plane per minute which is what was holding us. THEN after the 3 hours on the runway, our crew timed out and the brought us back to gate saying we were not taking off. At the gate, they informed us the flight was not 'cancelled' but 'delayed' to the following morning. I/m not sure how a 16 hour difference is considered 'delayed', but I digress. All Delta reps had NO idea the time of the new flight the following morning and told us all to just 'keep checking the app'. Now, fortunately for me I live in Brooklyn and could just go home. But what about everyone who was at LGA as a layover? I heard from multiple passengers they had to spend the night in a hotel, that Delta did not pay for. We finally got notice the new flight was scheduled for 9:30AM, which they AGAIN delayed until 11:30AM. Many people did not get the second change, and were already at LGA for the 9:30AM flight. To say Delta's handling of this was poor is an understatement. We knew when we got on that plane the crew was going to time out. Again, I was sitting next to an off-duty pilot who told me to 'get comfy, we're gonna be here awhile' the minute I sat down. Delta should have given us a fresh crew, or had a backup one prepared. I understand the weather is out of there control, and I understand you can't have a tired crew piloting an airplane, but there are other ways to have us take off remotely on schedule."
Pros: "For a short-haul flight on a small CRJ, it was the most pleasing and comfortable flight. No delays and everyone was pleasant from ground staff to flight crew."
Cons: "Delta doesn't manage their flight schedules and personnel with backup or standby crew in order to assist whenever there are delays across domestic flights. The plane was late to arrive at the gate and we were also told that while the pilot was ready to take off, we couldn't leave because we were waiting for a flight attendant to land from Pittsburgh (we were in La Guardia airport in NYC). delta would rather I convenience the flyer instead of hiring more personnel or figuring out standby or backup plans for delayed flights."
Pros: "Love Delta and their attention to customer service. They make you feel overall that they value you as a customer."
Cons: "My seat was broken and when the seat in front of me reclined, it was very uncomfortable. I was just thankful it was an 1.5 hour flight and we didn't get stuck on the runway in NYC like my last two flghts."
Pros: "Seats were reasonably comfortable."
Cons: "Boarding process was ok (they bused us over to the plane and then had us walking out halfway to the plane's stairs before frantically sending us back on the bus because the plane wasn't cleaned yet). Not a big deal but we were traveling with a 10 month old so miscommunications like that cause a larger inconvenience than usual. The real downer on the flight was when we needed hot water quickly to warm our infant's bottle. The stewardess had begun beverage service and was about 8 rows away from us. My wife hit the call button, expecting the stewardness to come over somewhat quickly. Instead, she just continued beverage service and got to us about 15 mins later. By that point it was too late and the baby was wailing from hunger. When we asked why, knowing that we had a small child, the stewardness didn't just push the cart forward and attend to us more quickly, she said she didn't want to do that. No apology, not even a sense of remorse. At the end of the day, a customer's experience will always be tainted by poor service and that is what we received on our flight."
Pros: "From curbside check-in to landing the plane, overall excellent service ! Very pleased to find out they offered a shuttle from checkin to the gate. I am having knee surgery soon and the walk from security to gate 34 LaGuardia would have put me over the top with pain! It was a very nice gentleman that gave me a ride to the gate and even stopped to let me use the bathroom. Thumbs up *****"
Cons: "The fact that I was charged $150 to check a small cosmetics bag is no loose change ! I would have carried it on but my hand is in a brace and I has to have extensive surgery. Then yoy get to the gate, and they repeatedly asked for volunteers to check their bags for free. I think this is a very unfair policy and try to explain it to the curbside attendant. I literally cannot carry more than five pounds in my left hand until I get bone replacement surgery. I'm also having knee surgery soon and this small additional weight would be caused me excruciating pain ! They didn't care and still charged me $150 for a bag thats no bigger than 12 inches and weighs less than ten pounds. Thats the way you treat your first class passengers? One other quick note: the sausage and egg sandwich? that was served for breakfast was absolutely horrible! Thumbs down !"
Pros: "Crew remained positive and apologetic for the long delay."
Cons: "Lack of notice that there was no Pilot, maybe let people know so we can be less stressed about leaving as well as arriving on time when others depend on you to."
Pros: "Delta changed me to another flight without charge and the rep was very accommodating and pleasant"
Cons: "Multiple delays, from 8:15 to 8:49 to 9:05 to 9:39 to 10:12 to 10:19 to 10:25. I am not joking. Honestly, if the delay is due to 'maintenance' for an incoming plane that has not left its originating destination, why quote any time at all? The check in rep did provide an announcement at 8:15 that although the time of departure had moved to 9:05 , he did not see how that was possible since our plane was on the ground in Richmond undergoing maintenance. I was in LGA. When I heard that, I changed to another flight, so the outcome was not as bad as it could have been. I am aware of these other times since my email is packed with Delta's notifications, which I welcome usually."
Pros: "Everything was smooth. Short flight, but they offered us refills on drinks, which I've never experienced before. Polite staff, great flight. Thanks!"
"Self entitled pax loudly continuing his telephone conversation after pushback was tolerated and only after the safety demonstration did crew address it."
"The entertainment could have been better"
Pros: "Yes made sure mask was in place"
Cons: "We sat on the runway over an hour because they couldn’t get a proper flight plan. Such a waste of time and I felt so bad for those who had connecting flights"
Cons: "Almost 2 hr delay - put fuel in a wrong tank."
Cons: "Water, sanitizer"
Cons: "Beverages fir 1st class"
Pros: "First of I would like to give a big THANK YOU to Parnel at JFK airport. He was such a big help. And his customer service was excellent."
Pros: "American Airlines seemed to have upgraded their airplanes. The seats, which were abominable in the past, were comfortable. They also had in cabin movies. I used to prefer Jet Blue or any other airline, just taking AA for the price. Now, if all the airplanes are updated, they are on par with any airline."
Pros: "Lovely crew!"
Cons: "The landing was rough!"
Cons: "Seat was very hard and uncomfortable"
Cons: "More options when flights are delayed. I understand that some things can’t be controlled but 3hrs with limited to no options is unacceptable. And boarding the flight, it’s always unorganized. A more organized line should be formed. When the groups are called to board the plane."
Pros: "Friendliness of crew"
Cons: "Offered more of an incentive for the inconvenience"
Pros: "Arrived at destination safely."
Cons: "Erratic flight info- first it was on time, then 45 minutes late, then 5 minutes late. Plane had crumbs and peanuts all over the floor when we boarded. Flight was very turbulent."
Cons: "I would blame this on myself but had a second incident with CheapoAir. The date was wrong and neither cheapoAir NOR AA would help me to fix it without extravagant fees. Ended up eating the ticket."
Pros: "No delays"
Pros: "The flight attendants were very nice"
Cons: "I had a training that I was leading in Indianapolis and in Charlotte we had no pilot so we waited which made us late Then finally a pilot showed up and the we boarded fast but then we all sat on the plane for another 30 minutes which made me super late for my training"
Pros: "Great flight. Great staff. Nice landing"
Pros: "on time"
Cons: "I have been flying for over 40 years and this American flight is the worst SNAFU I have ever experienced. Rerouted for refuling 30+ minute waits for gates to open, 1+ hour waits for takeoff. Not all of it was weather related. Even the flight attendant is disgusted."
Pros: "It was incident free."
Cons: "I can't comment on food. I didn't get any."
Pros: "The Pilot still got us here on time, even though we took off late"
Cons: "The flight attendant in my section was sharp & cranky. We never recieved snacks."
Pros: "The boarding process was great and speedy. They had us all on the plane and we were pushing back prior to the take off time because they already had us all on board. The flight was smooth, and we landed in Charlotte early. Can’t beat that!"
Cons: "The crew felt a bit standoffish and I felt like I couldn’t have asked them something if I wanted it, which, thankfully I didn’t."
Pros: "The crew was professional as always. My flight was delayed due to a storm near the Caribbean, which is fine because I would rather fly safe and arrive alive. My snack was tea and pretzels, which is fine because I enjoyed The Greatest Showman with sexy Hugh Jackman."
Cons: "I don't blame the airline for unruly passengers or weather conditions. When traveling you have to leave room for error or unforeseen circumstances. If you don't like the airline or passengers you can charter a private jet :)"
Cons: "Why can't the crews in in LGA communicate with the passengers during the boarding process like at other airports so that it won't be a mad mob press to get on the plane. The gate agent using the PA didn't or couldn't enunciate, and folks just 15 feet away were asking what she said."
Pros: "We had two medical emergency on board so the flight attendant took care of them really well"
Cons: "They check in my hand carry my whole point of carrying is not to be bother with claing my luggage"
Pros: "The flight attendant from Pensacola having a good sense of humor."
Cons: "Checking my bag when there was plenty of overhead cabin space"
Pros: "No complaints!"
Pros: "My flight to Frankfurt was a disaster. Delays at LGA caused me to miss the connection. Two very nice AA customer service phone staff attempted to help by booking me on a Lufthansa/United flight out of JFK that same evening. HOWEVER, I got to JFK only to discover I had NOT been ticketed. A lengthy call to AA resulted a a lame apology -“we don’t do that” they claimed, but the had previously! And had booked me, so what the heck was this??? I’m still fuming!"
Cons: "Lies! They rebooked me on a Lufthansa flight out of JFK and I got there only to discover “they had made a mistake.” Utter garbage excuses."
Cons: "The staff encouraged me to get on my first delayed flight because my second was delayed as well. But as I landed from my first flight the second flights delay was reversed and I had no notification of this change. I missed my connecting flight. Had to stay in the airport all night, had to fly into a different destination at 7 am. No explanations, no help. Terrible."
Pros: "Bad weather came in n I was rerouted on Time"
Cons: "7 hours late with only 3-4 updates the whole time."
Cons: "The plane supposedly was running out of fuel, which I've never heard of such thing. So we had to go down 20mns before reaching Charlotte to a nearby airport to get fueled up and then went back in the air. The whole ordeal made me miss my connection flight to Barcelona! And I wasn't able to get on a flight until the next day. To make matters worse I had to flight back to New York to catch the flight to Barcelona! Unbelievable. I was beyond disappointed. I chose American Airlines for a reason, a good one at that. Yet this happened."
Pros: "The flight attendants were amazing. I enjoyed the in flight entertainment and overall flight. The flight was only a couple of hours so there were no meals. I enjoyed a hot cup of tea during my flight. I was able to take a quick nap during the initial flight and catch a movie on the way back."
Cons: "The terminal at LGA is undergoing renovations, I had to take a shuttle bus to my gate. The shuffle down stairs, bus ride, and lines for boarding were annoying."
Cons: "No power outlets. A bag of chips in 1st class is pretty weak. Compared to Europe flights we can from, aircraft felt like 1960's Aeroflot."
Cons: "I've got to the airport at 4:30am because my flight was at 8:00am. Unfortunately I had to wait until 12:30pm to take another flight because American Airlines didn't have a flight crew for our aircraft. They did not refund money for the waiting, they didn't give any voucher for breakfast, they just gave us chips and drinks. People were very anxious and mad about the sInitiation."
Pros: "Planes boarded on time"
Cons: "Long wait on runway before take off"
Pros: "Never again. I had a connecting flight with a one hour layover and almost missed it. The plane to charlotte was very late boarding. Once i land I rush to my gate because I only have 20 minutes before they start boarding ; I get to the gate and have to wait almost an hour. At this point I still havent eaten because I am waiting around by the gate and the attendants are not communicating any information. Then they finally tell us that the reason the fligt hasnt boarded was because the flight attendant misplaced her luggage in the previous flight and was waiting to arrive to the terminal. Now how is that my issue? American Airlines needs to do better!"
Pros: "As somewhat experienced travelers, we know to keep carry on luggage as tight as possible. I was pleasantly suprised to see that overhead bins were not full! We didn't have seats next to each other initially, but the gate agent put us in the exit row with extra legroom!"
Cons: "Nothing comes to mind."
Pros: "My trip was awesome and very easy."
Pros: "This time every thing excellent"
Pros: "The younger male crew staff was good Female staff poor Plane itself was poor . Seat Tray kept unlocking as latch old and faulty Connection was good although airport shuttle to gate uncomfortable due to navigate stairs with carry on"
Cons: "For one of the premier air company's. They don't know what there doing. Old planes. Super hot. Dirty airplane."
Pros: "I reached my destination safely"
Cons: "The 5 hour delay!!"
"Best flights I have had in a long time!"
Pros: "on time"
Cons: "cramped, no overhead space due to "backpacks and jackets" on inconsiderate passengers"
Cons: "Flight delayed"
Cons: "Long haul airlines across Atlantic charging people for drinks and food on flights !! Best call yourself as cheap budget airlines and stop the pretence . Would be useful if this information was shared at booking plus “drip cost feeding” policy is appalling! Frequent traveller and have never seen such an appalling behaviour on long haul airlines"
Pros: "When it finally took off the flight itself was smooth."
Cons: "Plane was delayed coming in, then we were told we were waiting on catering. Then it became a weather issue. Then we boarded. Weather got worse so they took us off. The second time we boarded and were told we’re waiting on catering who wasn’t on site then had to go through airport security. After 3HOURS , we were asked to leave the plane. For rebounding the next morning with no explanation. The next morning the flight was delayed an additional 3HOURS. We were never given food in all this time of a wait. This became an 18+ hour delay. We definitely missed our connection and they rebooked it."
Cons: "Changed gates 4 times and walked all over the C terminal. Waited for 2 hours on the plane at the jetway for the captain to arrive (with no water). Finally offered 1 small cup of water and 1 bag of pretzels (at 8pm)."
Pros: "Request for supply of earplugs was kindly met. Cabin crew were attentive and friendly. Food was some of the best I have ever eaten in Economy."
Cons: "Check-in staff at EWR were abrupt to the point of rudeness. Did not feel valued as a customer."
Pros: "1. Super friendly crew 2. Plenty of space in Economy Plus seats"
Cons: "1. Very average food 2. Continuous problems with the entertainment system during the whole flight"
Pros: "Nice quick flight staff great and very helpful!"
Cons: "Entertainment wasn’t free"
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Dirty seat, broken screen & headphone socket."
Cons: "Airport staff rudest I’ve ever seen. Terminals extremely close together and over crowded."
Pros: "The crew were competent, friendly and helpful. The back of seat entertainment was very good, with a lot of new releases. When the flight was delayed the pilot did come around and speak to passengers, which I appreciated."
Cons: "The flight was delayed and we were not given any information about what was going on."
Pros: "Decent flight, can’t complain, pretty much empty."
Cons: "laberithine process to get my boarding pass. Booked on Kayak with last minute on a Luthanasa flight operated by United. Basically had to call all three in order to get my boarding passes as the website didn’t work. Really confusing."
Pros: "Not a lot to say really from a positive, In Europe if we had to fly over 4 hours the airlines put on larger planes, this plane was small for a 6+ flight"
Cons: "Small plane for a 6+ hour flight, food is . sub standard, if you want to watch the onboard entertainment you need to do so from you phone or Ipad, you need their app installed first and flash player, if not your screwed. They allow you to download their flash player but it does not work."
Pros: "Entertainment and leg room brilliant!"
Cons: "Good was disgusting"
Pros: "Getting back to the UK"
Cons: "When booking with Lufthansa I don't then expect to be on a united airlines flight Terrible customer service and substandard old uncomfortable aircraft"
Cons: "They switched my preselected seat, without my permission, and gave it to a flight attendant that was traveling. I dont understand why she couldn't sit one row behind my preferred seat."
Pros: "Pleased with all"
Pros: "The flight attendants were polite, helpful and super patient with our kids."
Pros: "Improve the food and be ahead of the best"
Pros: "Newark Airport is great and the flight was comfortable"
Cons: "Seats were small with not much leg room"
Pros: "Brisk, efficient cabin crew served food and drink quickly then left us alone to sleep."
Cons: "Flight delayed by 75 minutes "awaiting plane". 20 minute wait when finally arrived at Heathrow for steps down to bus to take us to terminal."
Pros: "The flight was on time."
Cons: "The staff had no meal for me despite me having ordered one. The entertainment system wasn't working and neither was the wifi to allow you to watch on your own device. Old planes with uncomfortable seats. Really poor airline."
Pros: "Fast time"
Pros: "Great crew."
Cons: "Food quality could be improved upon (less sugar and carbs, more fresh vegetables/fruits)"
Cons: "Flight was full to capacity"
Cons: "The Asian style snack mix was absolutely disgusting. I was expecting a thing of pretzels or peanuts, not a ball of wasabi"
Pros: "Entertainment was good"
Cons: "Flight delayed for 2.5 hours. Food at airport terminal specific to United ridiculously expensive, particularly for a family, e.g.. $8.50 for French fries, etc."
Cons: "I don't understand the purpose of basic economy. I bought my ticket months ahead of time and paid over $300 for it. Only to find out when it was time to board that I wasn't guaranteed a seat. EVEN THOUGH I BOUGHT A TICKET AND IT WASNT CHEAP. I was put on a waitlist and finally got a ticket after boarding was supposed to be over. I was appalled by the whole thing. Doing away with basic economy or just giving those who buy those tickets the basic rights that should come with an airline ticket should be considered. How can you deny someone a seat if they bought a ticket months ahead of time? What if I wasn't lucky and couldn't get a seat? Wait until the next flight hours later and get put on a waitlist there too? Something needs to change."
Pros: "Nothing again!!!"
Cons: "Having to fly to LHR to get home, even that flight was delayed. Typical United methinks."
Cons: "For an international flight, there should be more amenities like charger etc."
Pros: "The crew was great and the pilot kept us informed the whole trip."
Cons: "The seats are extremely uncomfortable and there s no room to move. The seat in front of you is so close that watching the TV is uncomfortable. The seat pockets have no room for anything - a bottle of water doesn't even fit in them."
Pros: "Boarding , good communication"
Cons: "Crying baby + woman behind me non stop talking very loud during flight"
Pros: "We went through four scales showing weight complience only to be over the limit each time we got to the final check. And we were accompanied by an United person each time. The only logical reason is that the final scale shows more. They had no idea of how to treat a passager courteously You could see that they are trained to always be right and cougt with their offul reputation they were asked to be better, but they didn't know what better means. The food could not be fed to a dog. The absolute cheapest ever. Two tiniest pieces of chicken, one piece of bread and a sort of pasta sald with raisin uneatable. The service in Paris was better because United couldn't destroy it like in Ny"
Cons: "Flight was at 0700. Delayed until 0831 then 0900. Then we were taxi-ing for an hour. Didn't depart until a little after 1000."
Cons: "The cabin smelled like an unflushed toilet. That should be enough!!!"
Pros: "The person sitting next to me...that were pleasant."
Cons: "That when I explained being hearing impaired the boarding attendant said my carry on needed to be checked. I didn't understand her and proceeded to the loading blank. Then when boarding the attendant informed me. I explained I checked my bag in the airport compartment tester and it was fine. I also asked the attendant at the counter. She confirmed it was fine. Still smiling until the snack pretzels were passed out. When I didn't hear the attendant's question, in spite of telling her I was hearing impaired, she threw her hand up rudely and just continued on to other customers. When boarding I watched orhers board with the same size bag as mine, and wondered if telling someone you can't hear gives them the right to inform you at the gate that your bag needs to be checked?"
Pros: "The flight wasn't too packed."
Cons: "My husband and I flew from Newark to Atlanta on 03/12/2017 with United. My husband is active duty military and Alicia assisted us with checking in our baggage. She was very kind and helpful. After retrieving our tickets, we went through Security and my goodness, the process at Newark is awful and TSA WAS EXTREMELY RUDE. That's besides the point. Our flight was delayed because the pilot was not there. Our departure was at 0605 and we didn't leave until 0630. Everyone boarded the plane and we were waiting for the pilot. Then the crew members were pretty rude and not friendly. I know it's an early bird flight but jeez, they can be a little nicer. One stewardess had high heel boots and literally would stomp up and down the aisle. Then she kept saying my purse was not under my seat which it clearly was. I don't know where else she'd like me to put it, maybe in the passengers seat in front of me. I would probably not fly United unless I have no other choice."
Pros: "I was allowed to get off the aircraft to collect a bag I left behind"
Cons: "Flight was delayed, causing major inconveniences, especially as I was on my way to a funeral Only compensation was a food/beverage voucher equal to the value of 5 Swiss Francs, enough to buy a bottle of water despite HOURS wasted"
Pros: "Little to add."
Cons: "The plane was delayed incoming. Then boarding was interminably long because of overbooking and no overhead room for luggage. It took precious time to load passengers 1 group at a time while bags were checked. Once airborne I saw I only had 10 minutes or less to make my connection in Newark, which I inevitably missed. Poorly scheduled. Many passengers missed connections. It would have been much quicker and easier to advise passengers to check bags at the gate BEFORE the plane arrived knowing it was overbooked. I'm very disappointed in how the entire boarding was handled given the time constraints."
Cons: "I was in the center bulkhead seat with an very oversized man on the aisle seat with a "service dog". It was not a service dog in the sense that it was all over the place--on my feet and in the aisle where it tripped a stewardess more than once and she told him it couldn't be in the aisle. So it pushed over to my seat because the guy was just to big to share his legroom. It shredded napkins the man dropped which a trained dog would not do. it bounced his tray table up causing him to drop his two vodkas. I had to have the stewardess tell him to move his arm and body out of my seat so I could stow my tray for landing. When waiting for my ride outside the dog was off lease and ran into the pickup lanes where the man had to chase him down. A true service dog would never behave like that."
Cons: "The flight was cancelled and no reasonable accommodations when I asked about a month ago to cancel and was told non-refundable or additional charges for changes"
Pros: "Friendly crew"
Pros: "The crew were nice though exasperated with cramped new planes and crowded restrooms. Flight was on time"
Cons: "After three years of flying all around US, realized United is the worst of the three major legacy carriers. I'm star alliance gold and it's still a painful experience. Crew admitted in latest redesign of planes they've managed to squeeze another six seats in coach. My seat wouldn't go back but even if it did, would feel too guilty for person behind to do it - so little legroom on newer planes. They've also cut down on restrooms so for most of the flight there was a line of 5-6 people waiting in the aisle. American Airlines seems to have older planes but at least decent legroom (and I'm not tall - anybody over 5'10 would have to sit at an angle on new United planes!). Been very impressed by Delta's service lately. United feels more like Spirit"
"The weather could have been better but spirit handled it like a champ!!!"
"The airline changed the departure time in just a couple hours before the flight, causing confusion and resulting me to lose the flight. They gave me a new one but to days after the original flight."
"Had to rebook the return flight to avoid being stranded overnight at DIA. Wound up being stranded at LGA a day later."
Cons: "No onboard entertainment."
Pros: "Few were friendly"
Cons: "Clean the plan before starting the boarding process"
Cons: "Charging customers for chips, water or soda is horrible and not accommodating at all."
Pros: "It was pretty quick and simple"
Cons: "The boarding pass didn’t work directly from my phone, I had to manually print one to show it around. In this time and age that seems old fashion."
Pros: "The crew was great at enforcing mask policy"
Cons: "The seating is so uncomfortable. The baggage limits and fees are robbery."
Pros: "There was one crew member prior to the flight that was very helpful."
Cons: "The captain wasn’t prepared, flight experienced a 20 minute weather delay yet we needed to return to the gate for more fuel. I’ve now had two flights with Spirit and both were delayed longer than 2 hours unnecessarily."
Cons: "Need tvs"
Cons: "I feel like I am wasting my time writing here, cause I doubt anything will come of it. 1. Flights are not cheap!! “bare fare”??? 2. Gate closed around 1 1/2 hours before departure. WTH??? 3. Seating Is unbearable (uncomfortable seats no leg room) I felt like I was in a cattle car. 4. In a night flight why does the crew feel like telling us are cruising altitude and arrival time every damn 5 minutes(Is it illegal to actually sleep on your airline? Hence no reclining.) 5. For some reason there was no gate for us so we had to walk with a baby- Yes he’s cute I know! P.s. maybe if you start putting real seat pockets and reclining chairs the airport will give you a gate!!!!!"
Cons: "I came to LGA airport as Spirit airlines suggested time wise. Security line was moving slow. Made it to the gate 10 min before departure, there were already 6 passengers standing by the counter begging to be allowed on the flight since the security line 'snail' speed was to blame. One girl was already all red in her face from crying, another gentleman was taking pictures of the Spirit plane just sitting on our gate. He was posting it to the social media to leave his comments of how ridiculous all this ordeal was. We asked , explained, begged to be allowed on our purchased flight, but employees at the gate (for 1:30pm flight to Dallas, on Sunday March 25th) would not hear any of it. They were all ' politely' saying 'would you like to be put on our next flight to Dallas this Tuesday?' ( you are freaking kidding me I thought). Our plane just sat there for at least 15 more minutes. We were all watching it and couldn't believe this. We all could have already been inside of it. I fly American Airlines all the time, I've seen them allow customers on board even after the passenger list is printed at the gate. They allowed me also one time to be let in at the flight once the gate door was closed ( I had a quick connection in ORD and it was hard to make it on the other end of that airport). I should have flown with American Airlines again instead of Spirit. Spirits' cheap prices are not worth the hassle. Even one airport security employ commented how she 'hates Spirit airlines,' which really alerted me at the time, but now I completely get it. Oh, and I had checked luggage to Dallas, I paid for it on Spirit website. I regret every single dollar I gave them for this trip. All of my family, and friends I've informed of this, are staying away from Spirit Airlines from now on. And we travel at least once a month. I'm afraid we will not do business with Spirit airlines again."
Pros: "I liked the service person who maintained a decent attitude."
Cons: "Not knowing what was going on. Not having received notice before arriving at the airport. The 1 carry-on $55 fee is ridiculous. Being directed to United as a replacement without being told it would be 30 mins before the change showed up in their system, trekking all the way over, having them tell me something was wrong, trekking all the way back to Spirit, and then having a different service person snap at me that that was normal, as if 30 extra minutes and unnecessarily going back and forth wasn't anything to do with them. This is my second such experience with Spirit."
Pros: "The crew was very pleasant!"
Cons: "Initially the price was much lower than other airlines but you end up having to pay extra to reserve your seats (i was traveling with a group so we wanted to make sure that we sat together) plus you have to pay to check a bag (40 lbs or less) OR to carry on. By the time we paid all the fees we realized that we could have gone with a better airline because the price ended up being about the same when it was all said and done. On top of all that, there are no complimentary snacks or beverages (not even water) so bring snacks before boarding the plane. With all that said, the flight crew was awesome and really nice/helpful."
Pros: "On my way to Myrtle Beach the crew was great, lively and accommodating. Unfortunately, it was quite the opposite on the way back to NYC."
Cons: "I flew with my ESA. At Myrtle Beach through the check in to the flight, to take off the validity of my ESA was questioned. At check in my letter was passed around numerous time to see if it would suffice. It clearly stated why I needed my ESA. I was also asked in a very professional way if this was valid before one man gave the green light. I didn't feel comfortable disclosing details of my reason for my ESA, or the fact that it was questioned in general. This was a first as my ESA has flown with me through many different airlines, and my condition, paperwork have never been questioned. In addition on the plane I was told my ESA could not be on my lap and had to be under the seat. What is the point of the ESA? Ultimately once in the air I kept my ESA on my lap. This was a point of contention as the attendant kept coming by and asking she be secure under my seat. Truly an awkward, uncomfortable experience."
Cons: "Flight was at 6:30 I arrived at 5:00 and was waiting on line to check in and told me it was to late- even though I was on time ! I missed my cousins wedding and had to pay a fee of $100 just to jump on the next flight! I wasn't the only person either there was 7 more SPIRIT CUSTOMERS with the same issue- it seem like they were over booked and didn't care ! On top of that my small carryon bag was 100$ for round trip- that's insane! Spirit check in worker we're so rude and nasty and didn't care about their customers! Spirit airlines should be shut down- they steal and play with there customers! I DESERVE MY MONEY BACK OR THE FEE WAVED BECAUSE THIS WAS THE WORST EXPERIENCE EVER ! My number is 6317454033 klyn thank you"
Pros: "I booked this flight late but paid through the nose. A long lay over When i asked where the sound tunnel was at the Detroit airport, Spirit employees said I couldn't go there WRONG! I went and it was fine. This is one airline you do not want to book last minute because they charge you top dollar and then it's a middle row seat, ($20 to chhose your own seat) NOTHING is complimentary, snacks, drinks or even water. Employees ill informed and not helpful but they smile right at you while their saying it."
Cons: "first time on spirit. I had no idea that I had to pay for carry on, and pay to get a seat assignment prior to boarding. I opted for general boarding, after paying $55.00 for a small carry on. with the added fees, their ticket price is not that much cheaper than a regular airline. I sat in the very last row. The seats were completely different in the last four rows than the rest of the plane. They were smaller, thinly padded, and the tray table was a metal plate that flipped down. I felt like I was on a folding chair. there was barely any leg room. i was twisted up like a pretzel. Although the flight left and landed on time, it was extremely uncomfortable. Next time I will think twice before booking on Spirit."
Pros: "flight was ok"
Cons: "no snacks. all to be paid separately-additionally"
Pros: "Nothing. There was nothing good about this. The people at the desk did the best they could, but they work for a terrible company."
Cons: "It's bad enough that they canceled the flight (which ultimately went on to LV and then OAK) without any warning minutes before we were about to board. But then they refused to let us go on the first leg of the flight (to Detroit) by having already removed our bags from the plane without asking. Then, to top it all off, their next available flight was 2 days later! I'm out the money for cab fare, hotels, and the money I missed from having to take a day off of work to book a flight with another airline (United, you saved me, and also didn't charge money for a glass of water!). If Spirit wants to reimburse me for all that, it would definitely change my opinion of them, but I'm not holding my breath."
Cons: "I gave Spirit a second chance after a bad first experience last year. I shouldn't have. I was charged $200 to change my flight after realizing that I booked the wrong day and was trying to get home to Kansas City for a funeral the next day. I received zero assistance. I had no choice since it was a death in the family, but I wish I would have had a different option and not flown Spirit. The flight itself was awful too - smelled bad and there was a fly flying around the entire time. Just bad."
Cons: "There were 5 of us who were trying to print our boarding passes. We were close to the 45 minute cutoff but there was still a man there who could've helped us but he insisted that there was nothing he could do! We walked around the freaking airport and no one could help us. We called the 800 number, no help. They even wanted us to buy a WHOLE NEW TICKET, with NO discount! Never again will I fly Spirit. Found a cheaper, nicer flight with someone else AND they didn't charge for everything like Spirit does! Ugh. Worst experience flying EVER!"
Pros: "The crew was nice, I guess."
Cons: "It started with my flight being delayed a literal 6 times throughout the day, it was the last flight of the day. I checked in the night before and saved my boarding pass as a PDF since I don't have a printer. When I arrive over an hour before my latest and most stable delayed time, I'm not allowed to print a boarding pass at the kiosk and am directed to speak to someone at the desk, but lo and behold, they've already left for the night. TSA tells me they can't let me through because of course Spirit boarding passes aren't scannable. When I speak to the Spirit rep in baggage claim as TSA suggests, she tells me she can't help me, can't print the boarding pass, and that I had to call reservations to REBOOK my flight because I was "late" for a flight that I already checked in for and was still over an hour away from leaving as far as I was updated. Two other men were in the same situation and we basically had to beg people in Southwest to let us print our boarding passes so we could get on the flight. I was successful but I don't think my comrades were because of course when they logged in to Spirit, they no longer had access to the boarding pass, despite also checking in online earlier. When I get through security and the gate, I find out the flight is leaving 40 min earlier than any flight status update reports. NO notification anywhere. I was so hesitant to fly Spirit knowing their history with others but I was going on a < 36 hour trip wanted to save $. Spirit will never receive my business again. They intentionally create systems to inconvenience people and provide poor customer service."
Pros: "I didn't like anything."
Cons: "The flight attendants were very rude. I asked for the manager's name and one of the attendants actually said if I want to know his/her name, I would need to go outside. I purchased the flight specifically for the inexpensive price only to be told there will be a charge of $100.00 for my carry on bag. The rude male attendant advised that it is written in fine print, which I did not see because I purchased from a third party company. I travel frequently and I have never heard of such rules. Then again, I have never traveled with Spirit nor will I ever again!!! You get what you pay for."
Cons: "The staff is horrible. Maybe because this is the first time I fly with Spirit Airlines, and I always fly with Delta and start comparing. The staff very unorganized and SPIRIT AIRLINES is full of HIDDEN FEES. Yes, it might say it is a cheap flight but adding carry on bags for $100 whenever the people in the front desk dont tell you what is available for you, and found out at the gate that you have to pay $100 for holding up the plane when they are still boarding?! Overall horrible experience and will never flight with spirit airlines! Even if they gave me a free flight I wouldnt fly with them."
Pros: "Very little."
Cons: "Usury charges for all services, including seat changes, carry-on prices, lack of complimentary snacks & drinks on board. Major complaint. Long delays (hours and hours). Both flights. One 6 hours delay. Another, 4 hours delay. No prior notification. Passengers were forced to spend down time at the airport gates or be charged for finding other flights on nearby airlines with more timely departure. Just for the record, I will never fly Spirit Airlines again. I didn't save money and I didn't enjoy 10 hours of wait time with not believable explanation. (Sent for another plane to fly the route -- same excuse on both flights) Additionally, check in was ridiculously slow. Two clerks to manage hundreds of angry people. The equipment problem that was used as the excuse to send for another plane was justified by the clerk who was checking me in answered my question with the following statement: "You wouldn't want to fly a plane that could fall out of the sky, right? There is no reason that person should be handling customers. That kind of 'in your face' response to an inquiry about a 4 hour delay is unacceptable. We should have been compensated in some way other than be told 'take it or leave it, at our expense. In this case, an 8:55 p.m scheduled departure delayed to 12:30 a.m. boarding time would have gotten us to our destination (LaGuardia to Ft. Lauderdale) at 3:30 a.m. Our pick up plans would have to be scuttled. That, Spirit Airlines is unprofessional and unacceptable. For me, in my first attempt to fly with you, ended any further booking on Spirit Air. With this kind of performance, you will fail. (P.S. I happen to fly a lot and am a million mile customer on American Airlines and a steady customer on Jet Blue. I'd like my survey review to be forwarded to somebody who will actually see it. A response would be appreciated. Barbara Pesin firstname.lastname@example.org 631 - 766 - 4449"
Pros: "I got on the flight eventually and made it home to Dallas."
Cons: "The crew was extremely rude. My flight was delayed and I received many notifications notifying me of the time change. I arrived with plenty of time to get through security for the new time of the flight. When checking in however the crew told me that I had missed my flight. The plane had not left, the doors weren't closed, and the flight hadn't even boarded. I was devastated. They said I couldn't get a refund and there was no way they could let me board, I needed to arrive an hour early before the original time not the new time. Eventually I was able to speak with a manager after 4 other people arrived with the same issue trying to get on the flight, and I got on the plane. The ticket agent that I initially spoke to was incredibly rude though and had no compassion, nor did she even attempt to do anything to help me. Will not be flying spirit again."
Pros: "My flights to and from Chicago were mostly fine. We left and arrived on time, the crew was courteous. Totally met expectations for a budget flight."
Cons: "I lost my ID on this flight, and Spirit took zero action to help. I called, emailed, tweeted, submitted a form through the website. Nobody answered, for days. I finally went to the check in desk to speak to someone in person, and they checked to see if anything had been found. They said it hadn't, and there was no followup, at all. Nobody even took down my contact information in case it was found. Obviously it isn't Spirit's fault that I lost my ID. However, how they respond or fail to respond to their customers is totally within their control."
Cons: "I booked my flight months in advance for a special occasion for a good friend's wedding. Only a few hours prior to the scheduled flight I discovered that Spirit airline charges money for CARRY-ON bags. I went on the spirit airline website to purchase a bag and check in and discovered my flight was delayed by 2 hours. I called spirit airlines and was advised that if I purchase the carry on bag on the phone it's an additional $55 per trip - or $110 total on top of what I paid for my flight. I was also advised that the airline was delayed due to "traffic control". After the phone call I gathered my belongings to leave for the airport and, just moments before leaving, I checked the status of my flight again and discovered that spirit CANCELED my flight. There was no bad weather or other circumstance that would explain the cancellation. I called spirit airlines, once again, and was advised it was canceled due to the traffic control center. Then they advised me that there were no available flights to my destination until the next EVENING, which would cause me to miss the entire event! Spirit customer service was incredibly unhelpful and rude. I explained my situation and the importance of my event and the only option they gave me was a flight that would essentially miss the entire event or a refund. I even asked the representative to look for flights that depart in three (3) surrounding STATES that I would drive out of state to make the flight. The agent said no flights were available and they were all booked. I informed the agent that the refund would not cover the cost of a new flight, as the flights from other airlines now increased to nearly $1,000 and spirit's notification was so delayed that it was nearly impossible for me to make it to other airports. The agent said he would refund my flight, which would take weeks, so I could not even use those funds for another flight if I wanted to. After he refunded my flight, he tried to transfer me to the credit department to "apply for a spirit credit card." I was shocked by his insensitivity and asked him "why would I want to apply for a spirit airline credit card when this was my first experience with spirit airlines and you unilaterally canceled my flight and ruined my weekend and could not get me on another flight?" Instead of being accommodating or providing proper customer service, the representative HUNG UP ON ME! This was a huge warning to me and a terrible lesson to learn: DO NOT USE SPIRIT AIRLINES."
Pros: "I literally hated everything from boarding to picking up my baggage"
Cons: "The most uncomfortable seats, nothing on the plane is free (soft drinks, snacks, everything costed money). We waited 35 minutes for our bags to be put on the belt.. The plane was old and decrepit, no tvs or any sort of entertainment. Our flight on the way home was cancelled thank god I bought flight insurance because spirit airlines is BS. I'm surprised they're still in business. Oh and I had to pay for my effing seats AND my baggage, including checked AND carry on bags. I'm never giving this airline my business anymore and I suggest all of you do the same!!!!"
Cons: "I received a confirmation email that the flight was on time 3 hours before it was scheduled, so I left my house for the airport. Upon check-in I was notified the flight was cancelled. I asked to be put on the next flight to my destination, but Spirit advised there was not another flight until 6:30 pm that night. My original flight was scheduled for 8:30am. I also asked if there were other airlines they could book me on, and the Spirit representative said no, they could not put me on another airline. Additionally, my American Airlines return flight had to be cancelled since I was not going to make it. It was already too late to cancel that flight unless I wanted to pay a $200 dollar fee. All in all, a net loss of about $900 due to the nonrefundable return flight, cabs booked to and from the airport, and the nonrefundable hotel- since the cancellation was so last minute. Terrible experience."
Cons: "Flight cancelled an hour and a half before departure. Lying crew members said it was weather related to avoid having to place travellers on other carriers. Nasty, no help, said they could get us to our destination 2 days later. We rented a car a drove 12 hours instead, arriving home at 3:30am. My sons friend, who was flying with us to attend camp for 4 days, is now not here. They ruined the experience for both of them. Agent said there was a full ground stoppage at LaGuardia. Bulls--t. The Delta flight scheduled for the exact same time on the exact same route, took off and landed no problem. NEVER fly Spirit!!!"
Pros: "Nothing bad happened on the return trip."
Cons: "Let's start with the cancellation of my flight from FLL to NYC. You alert me at noon that my 4 PM flight will be cancelled. Thanks, I swear I hadn't booked off early from work and made my way up to FLL so I could beat the holiday weekend traffic. But it's not just my flight to NYC was cancelled, you didn't have any flights leaving South Florida to NYC, or Philly for that matter (trust me, I asked) for the customers who were stranded. So myself and the friendly employee at the front counter finagled me onto an 830 flight to beautiful Atlantic City, where I could then catch a Greyhound to Manhattan later that night. Well, instead of catching that 8:30 flight, it gets bumped until 11. Beautiful. I land in Atlantic City, with a bit of time before my Greyhound because I didn't want to cut the original 11 PM arrival time short, which seeing as I landed around 2:15 AM seems like it was a great decision. I guess I did luck out that there was another Spirit flight to NYC from Detroit that was rerouted to Atlantic City, who you rented a bus for. I managed to catch a ride on that bus with the passengers who were stuck in AC for 2 hours and made it to LaGuardia at 4:30 in the morning. Throughout this whole process, there was nothing done to try to make the journey more enjoyable. I would've settled for a couple of drinks on the plane to be honest, it would've shown some effort on your behalf. So no, I did not enjoy my flight up there. And the fact that my positive statement above was that literally nothing went wrong is meant to be read as a damning indictment of the service I was provided by your company."
Pros: "Horrible. Filthy seats and plane. Was told "get off plane and fly with another airline if you don't like it" several times by attendant just for asking for something to clean seat and floor with myself. Then I was thrown off for objecting to such disrespect ful treatment. I will pay triple, double, quadruple to fly with another airline from now on. This airline and its employees are beyond rude and disrespectful. Do not go anywhere near this company. I was warned not to fly with them and I thought it could not be so bad. It was 100 times worse!!!"
Cons: "The flight attendant, Melissa, was rude, intrusive, and personally crossed the line. First, she rudely interrupted a personal conversation about the poor service upon boarding the flight and my concern that I had medicine still in the bag they had just snatched away from me and shoved into the overhead bin. As we spoke she Injected herself into our private conversation, asking in a condescending tone "excuse me, what was that?" with the ploy that she "thought" we were speaking to her although my partner and I were speaking in a quiet whisper very close to each other and she was two seats behind us. Then upon ordering a glass of wine from a male attendant and waiting patiently for it to come, Melissa approached me and expressed "concern" about what medicine I was taking and if I should be drinking. When I assured her that I had been prescribed this medicine for many years, was familiar with all of its side effects, that it was ok to have a drink while taking it, and was capable of making my own decisions, she stated that she was "worried" it may make me drowsy and that she would not serve me if that was the case. After this exchange I felt offended and violated. The medication I am on is of no ones business but my own and the doctor who prescribes it to me. I was a polite and rule following passenger who was singled out because I expressed my unhappiness privately to my partner. I will never fly Spirit Airlines again because of this incident and was very upset by her judgement and personal intrusion into my private conversations and medical concerns."
Cons: "Spirit airlines claims it has the lowest fares. I had to pay more for this flight than my Delta flight. I was not impressed with the fact that you have to pay for your seats ($10) if you want to know where you're seated when you check in. That doesn't even make sense. Then you have to pay even for water! For goodness sake on a two hour flight that was already delayed by an hour they had nothing complimentary to give us. I was freezing the entire time back to Chicago. In fact I was very uncomfortable because I don't think that the seats even went back. I felt like I was hustled by Spirit airlines and will choose not to take them ever again."
Cons: "1.- the charged me for my small carry on 2.- terrible seating,,.. so uncomfortable 3.- unprofessional staff 4.- no complimentary service at all.. fly attendants are there for nothing you have to pay for even a glass of water 5,- check in line are for ever.. if you want to check in online is so complicated (i always check online with other airlines and are so easy and fast) 6.- i arrived to the airport 40 min before my fly and the did not want me to aboard my fly stating that it was late for 5 min bc i needed to be to the airport 45 min before the fly.... that was just the excuse to charge me 200 more .. at the end i spend 360 for a trip that initially though would cost me 150 from NYC to Florida.. that a ripped off.. I WOULD NEVER EVER FLY WITH SPIRIT AGAIN and i would never recommended to any of my colleagues or friends. i was expecting something different since it was my first time flying with spirit"
Cons: "What didn't I like.....everything. There was nothing likeable about this trip. Flight was late departing. Then after boarding and starting to get to the jetway ..delayed due to re-routing by the FAA due to thunderstorms. I was not offered any snacks...the row ignored as the cart was rolled down the aisle. This was the most turbulent flight I have ever taken. Original arrival was 6:35p. Actual arrival 10p. I intentionally took an afternoon flight due to spirits food policy... Needless to say I had no dinner and was in too late to eat ..most establishments closed. Our checked bag was on another turnstile as well as a few others from our flight & we were not advised... Here we are standing around waiting...finally having to find staff to see where are bags were. Overall if the spirit staff had been more helpful.. Possibly offered complimentary snack or beverage I would have been more tolerant but due to the total lack of customer service from Spirit I will never fly them again."
Cons: "This was one of the worst travel experiences in my life. After arriving to LGA, I found out that my flight was outright cancelled because the pilot no showed for his shift, and therefore all flights with that plane/crew were cancelled outright. While Spirit did offer to buy me a ticket on another airline, I had to wait on hold for over an hour for my call to be answered by the customer service team. The customer service member who finally answered my call was very polite, but told me that the next available flight to ORD was in two days. When I explained that this was not going to work for me, she then said that the next available flight was at 4pm and connected through DC (1. it was 8am at the time, and 2. I had originally purchased a direct flight). Since I needed to get home to Chicago that same day, I accepted this flight on American, even though I knew I would have 7+ hours to kill in the gate at LGA and there was a layover late in the day in DC (which means there was a chance I would be stuck in DC overnight if the evening flight didn't get out of DC). While waiting the 7 hours at LGA though, I learned that American Airlines has direct flights to Chicago every hour and that each one of those flights had plenty of available seats. Therefore I am extremely upset with Spirit for lying to me. Outright cancelling a flight is bad enough, but then to be untruthful when rebooking because of their company's mistake causing me to spend 13 hours traveling instead of the two initially intended, is completely unacceptable."
Pros: "My first and last time flying with Spirit, for a multiple of reasons. First of, the flight was delayed over two hours, the gate agents were clueless as to why and how long it would be. Second, the flights attendants were unprofessional. I'm trying to use the bathroom in the back of the plane, but the door wouldn't open all the way because the flight attendant was sitting down, as she saw me struggle to squeeze in, she wouldn't bother to get up. Overall, it's and experience I never want to endure again."
Cons: "Arrived before flight time, but the door has been closed long ago. I suppose to fly on Wednesday but the next available flight is Friday. I had to work around. I tried to make a stand by and take others position but was told have to get tickets first. When I scan my passport, was told have to enter confirmation code, which was not included in email. After struggling for long, I got the code but when entering on machine, was told I could not get tickets because it was too early. After I get back to the queue, the poorest service came. A group of children were taking the whole queue taking a lot of time. The agent did not even reply to me. Everything in this company sucks!"
Cons: "The flight was delayed for more than an hour. The plane was making horrible sounds. It was like a loud Saw. No one told us what the sound was. It sounded as if the plane was going to fall apart. While I understand the need to charge for bags, I can not imagine why my purse and laptop are counted separately. Having people pay for a boarding pass is utterly ridiculous. The website is terrible. The system would not allow me to pay the $80 for my 2 bags when I logged on from home. When I got to the airport, I was charged $100 for my 2 bags. The staff was not very friendly. You could tell they were used to people complaining. They were indifferent to any complaints. For all the aggravation and additional fees, I really wish I had paid the extra to be on a different airline. It would have been cheaper and less aggravating."
Pros: "the only thing I liked were the passengers"
Cons: "Everything else was terrible! Disorganized gate, disorganized check in, we left 5 hours late and then we were told the staff needed to be changed for this domestic flight, they did not have a sticker on the plane registered so they had to fill out paperwork for an hour after we were delayed and sitting on the plane, there were only two hosts working the beverage service and they only came around one time until the end of the flight to collect trash. It was very crammed and I would never take a Spirit flight again!"
Pros: "The crew in the plane going and coming were very nice. Captain was informative."
Cons: "Ground crew were totally unprofessional going I was at kiosk trying to get my tix and was having a problem. Went to the counter as I approached the flight was closed. Lady at counter called to get me on and there was no seat. Really had it been the minute before had I hd got a seat?? Speaking of seats your seats r ridiculous great if u r only 100 pounds!! Back to me not getting a seat I was only spending 4 1/3 day in NY of which I lost the day to lack of seat. Bad enough I didn't have a seat the ground crew only spoke in Spanish which I do not speak we are in America how about speaking English!! No seats avail on the next flight I had to wait until the 8 something flight. Then the topping in the cake I was charged $55.00 for an overnight bag that I could have fit on the top for free. I paid for my bag to go onboard and I have to leave I didn't want to wait ther for 9 hours to fly. When I get back I go to print my tix and the paid carry on is not on the ticket??? Really ?? I go to a ground attendant who rudely shops me over to a long line to have the boarding pass corrected. I then get on this 15 min wait of a line. I get to the person at the desk who tells me it was a glitch in the system. acyer 15 min back n firth I had them bag check my bag. Which by the way was 50 I paid 55!! Then I get it u nickel n dime u for everything but to charge 3.50 for a soda and coffee n water WOW that's pathetic. I will not be using your airline again I stopped using u when u charged for baggage. It's been about 10 years. I now won't fly again unless I need to go someplace for a funeral if there isn't another airline to fly!! Very sad"
Pros: "Good for people that are going on a 1-2 day trip."
Cons: "The price of the flight is cheap but the quality is also cheap. The seating is very close to eachother and really doesn't matter what size you are, you will be brushing arms with the passenger next to you. That's how really tight it is. And they claim that you are paying less but in reality you have to pay for any type of baggage that is not a purse or bookbag. Which they should mention loud and clear when purchasing online because at the airport, many people didn't know what was acceptable and they were at the terminal having to pay an extra 100 dollars for one little suitcase."
Cons: "I understand if the flight is cancelled due to weather conditions, but we were able to get on another flight at the exact same time to the exact same destination, just through another airline. In addition, prior to my cancelled flight I barely received any emails letting me know of the status change and received NO phone text message. Spirit should text every person if a flight is cancelled. Lastly, it has now been 6 full days and no one has reached out about my refund. I requested it at the airport but have not received anything in the mail or via phone call. Disappointing customer service and horrible management."
Cons: "No, fight is not a typo. This plane was already delayed three hours as a result of Spirit airlines. We were finally on the runway after sitting in the airport for over two hours without explanation and sitting on the plane for over one hour without explanation. Every one was belted in. We were about to take off. These two women who had been bickering for a few minutes suddenly began throwing punches. The crew broke up the fight and we had to return to the gate. Police came on the plane and removed them. That added another hour to our delay. This is the first bad review I've ever written. I believe that if the other two delays hadn't happened, tempers wouldn't have flared and this fight could have been avoided. I did not enjoy my experience with Spiritt at all. As an economy traveler I loved their prices, but I may not fly Spirit again."
Pros: "staff was friendly"
Cons: "the tickets were very cheap...but they get you at the airport..it cost $50 for each piece of luggage..even a small carry on, so that added to the cost of the 'cheap' ticket. Nothing, not even a bottle of water was free on the plane ride...we brought our own water and snacks bur to not offer free tea or coffee and a bag of pretzels was pretty chintzy. The seats do not recline at all..so the ride was uncomfortable. No tv or movie screen. My flight was only a few hours, but a longer flight would have been miserable"
Cons: "I would not recommend flying this airline. You have to pay for your carry-on (anything that is not a purse or a briefcase/laptop case). If you are checking luggage, you must pay for that as well. In order to have a seat assigned prior to departure, you must pay a fee to get the seat you prefer. I do realize that other airlines do that, but not for every single seat on the plane. The flight attendants are friendly, but that is primarily because that don't have as many tasks as other flight attendants on competitive airlines. There aren't any complimentary beverages. You must pay for water. The person sitting next to me asked for a cup of ice and waited for it to melt so he could get water. The seats are smaller, the tray table is the size of the iPhone 6s Plus. There aren't even seat back pockets... they have been replaced with two thin bungee chords forming an "X." You can not recline your seat back. Expect to have an uncomfortable flight. My overall all impression is that the seating area in Port Authority Bus Terminal in NYC is nicer than Spirit Airlines (and Port Authority is disgusting). I would recommend paying $250 roundtrip onVirgin, Jet Blue, American, Delta than being subjected to Spirit Airlines."
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