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- Looking for cheap airfare to Washington? 25% of our users found tickets to Washington for the following prices or less: From Dallas $186 one-way - $262 round-trip, from Allentown $205 one-way - $359 round-trip, from Abilene $184 one-way - $470 round-trip
- High season is considered to be January, February and December. The cheapest month to fly to Washington is January.
- The main airport serving the western region of Washington state is the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, which is often referred to as SeaTac (SEA). While the King County International Airport (BFI) sees flights to and from Seattle as well, flights arriving and departing here are much more expensive, though perhaps more frequent.
- Booking a flight to Spokane is the most direct and quickest option for travelers who want to visit the eastern region of Washington state. Flying to the Spokane International Airport (GEG) will see you landing near the border of Montana. From here you can reach the northeast and southeast corners of the state.
- To reach the capital city of Olympia, consider booking a flight to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. While it may be the closest airport, you will still have to travel an additional 53 mi to reach Olympia (1h).
- To reach the northwest part of Washington state, consider booking your flight to the Bellingham International Airport (BLI). From here you can also travel a few hours north to reach the border between Washington state and Canada.
- You can reach the city of Walla Walla, Wash. by booking a flight to the Walla Walla Regional Airport (ALW). Flights here aren’t much more expensive than flights to Seattle, however, the drive to reach the city will be lengthy. You could also book a cheaper flight directly from SeaTac.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Nice flight attendants"
Cons: "45 minute delay pilot said it was because a lot of planes fly into Seattle. The plane was obviously late coming into San diego. 3 day old tuna can smell in airplane. No food. I hate this airlines."
Pros: "Friendly staff, quick to get on the plane after a long wait in the security line. TSA is very inefficient in SAN."
Cons: "The cabin crew didn’t let us know we got free drinks on the premium seating area. Hey should invite us proactively to order our drinks. The menu does not contain info on what is included on the premium seating purchased. The seats are too narrow."
Pros: "Love Alaska airline!"
Cons: "Bag did not arrive at arrival gate and was late"
Cons: "Didn't like running out of fuel and being rerouted to Palm Springs to refuel. Why didn't they fill up before leaving Seattle for San Diego on Wed. Dec. 27th? I am claustrophobic and hearing the news that we were low on fuel was the worst for me. Then they didn't even offer some bonus flight for the fuel oversight. Dale Bunge PO Box 572 Monroe, WA 98272."
Cons: "Flight was late and crew was very rude about it. Not to mention the flight times kept incorrectly updating and I almost missed my flight even though I was 4 hours early to the gate. Worst experience flying that I have had."
Pros: "Jo and lauren are the best!!! Best flight i’ve ever been on. Keep up the good work and service"
Pros: "Short flight from seattle to san diego but crew nice and professional and flight was EARLY both ways."
Pros: "Plane was on time"
Pros: "Efficient boarding"
Cons: "No entertainment options in Alaska Air app"
Pros: "Short lines at checking, friendly and courteous staff. Flights on time transfer gates 15 yards apart. Seattle a great airport. Flight crews on both planes very friendly."
Cons: "Beer to expensive....."
Cons: "zero food choices and minimal drink service for an over 3 hour flight. attendants pften appear unprofessionally attired,as in they are in t-shirts."
Pros: "Excellent leg room and really liked the device charging station at every seat with the option to purchase internet service"
Cons: "The air conditioning was incredibly cold at my seat. I regretted that i had not brought more clothing as i had hoped to nap on this leg."
Pros: "Great snacks, easy and smooth boarding, friendly crew, comfortable seats, and plug-ins for phone charging embedded in the seats!"
Pros: "Lots of leg room! Really nice food options! Nice staff! I liked the assigned seats!"
Pros: "Aircraft was new. Onboard PA system was good. Flight attendants were very nice."
Cons: "Flight was late. Flight was packed to the gills. Some passengers jump the line to board early, slipping into first class. There's a disconnect between the agent who announced the boarding groups and the agent who scans the tickets. The latter doesn't really look at the ticket anymore. at least 24 people boarded during he first class call to board."
Pros: "Alaska Airlines"
Cons: "Lost baggage, no compensation"
Pros: "The crew before the flight were really nice. Thx Anna! Very nice & comfortable flight"
Cons: "The boarding system"
Cons: "The middle seat is horrible there. It's tight, don't have a tray table in front of you or a pouch. Also the charger the row is right in front of you so the other two people plug there stuff right by your feet. You pay extra for this seat which I would never do again."
Pros: "Loved that the captain/flight attendants updated us with the location of significant places we were flying over. I always wind what I'm looking at. Thank you."
Cons: "It was fine"
Pros: "No extra charge for the exit row, timely departure and arrival. Orderly boarding process and a very friendly crew."
Cons: "Was placed on Stand by until the very end and everyone else had boarded. Kids (ages 9 and 4) were all separated from us and each other. Tix bought 6 months in advance, no excuses. Best they could they could do was get me on and next to the 4 year. Dad and 9 year old separated. Get on the he flight and the wifi is down so no on fl Got entertainment. Just really bad all the way around."
Cons: "I was not able to use my TSA Pre Check and no agent would heklp correct the mistake"
Pros: "The people working Alaska were kind and professional."
Cons: "Nuthin particular"
Pros: "I think what I liked most is that the Wifi, Gogo, is free on mobile for T-mobile customers which is awesome. The seats were fine, food was fine, just a nice quick experience."
Pros: "very great service and staff, clean airplane, space"
Pros: "Smallest seats ever, sweating waiting for everyone to get settled since there was no air what so ever. Because if that, I had 2 stinky people sitting right next to me smelling of extreme BO so I wanted to gag. I liked being able to charge my devices and use wifi for free though. That's the only thing that kept me calm."
Pros: "Good flight overall."
Pros: "Everything was good"
Pros: "The actual flight was quicker then 3 hours."
Cons: "All terminals were full at 10pm and was on the plane for almosthe another hour waiting."
Pros: "Mother needed wheelchair assistance, very accommodating. Traveled back with nephew a Marine, as very accommodating and respectful"
Pros: "Flight was good"
Cons: "Flight crew was rude"
Pros: "Newer plane"
Cons: "One crew member was snotty, free wifi for TMobile customers only"
Pros: "Flight was 40 mins early!"
Pros: "Ist Class upgrade, flight left early and landed early"
Pros: "Clean and comfortable"
Cons: "Fat lady beside me spilling over into my seat."
Cons: "Flight attendants were not very pleasant and a little rude."
Pros: "The crew r very nice smiling , responding"
Cons: "Inspite of our request for wheelchair , no one waiting us we spent 25 minutes waiting wheelchair Persone and we r the last Persone arrived on baggage claim area"
Pros: "Boarding process was quick and easy definitely worth the extra more compared to southwest"
Pros: "I liked that there were outlets on the seatbacks so that you could charge your electronic devices."
Pros: "Everything was great."
Pros: "The staff was very friendly and helpful."
Cons: "The seats are very close together."
Pros: "Funny flt attendant"
Cons: "Flight was late"
Pros: "Quick boarding process and take off. Flight was slightly late but the staff expedited boarding and take off. Staff is friendly. Service was great. Beverage service was great. Baggage was quickly at baggage claim."
Cons: "Even though its a short flight better food options for First Class would be appreciated."
Cons: "Flight delayed 2 hours. Wifi/entertainment wouldn't connect."
Pros: "Amazing crew very good service ."
Cons: "Chose my seat, instead of leaving it to the airline ."
Cons: "On time flight"
Cons: "Connection at Schiphol often tricky;"
Cons: "My monitor isn’t really working after rebooted. And the audio hole wasn’t tight enough"
Cons: "The wrap didn't taste too well."
Cons: "Delayed 3 hours"
Pros: "That we finally arrived."
Cons: "That we didn't arrive even remotely close to when we were supposed to."
Pros: "Great crew on board!"
Pros: "Nice crew, pretty good timing on flying time."
Cons: "Stayed waiting for airport to clear our gaye for about one hour after we landed."
Pros: "Staff were friendly and boarding was and getting off was easy because flight was super empty. Timeliness was appreciated too."
Cons: "Seats don't recline far enough."
Pros: "Plane was clean, easy boarding, crew was kind and attentive."
Cons: "30 minutes late no explanations...."
Pros: "on time"
Pros: "Fabulous fight. Attentive staff and I love the free entertainment tv’s."
Cons: "Trying too hard to fit as many as possible"
Cons: "The plane bathroom was old and junky"
Pros: "Counter agent found reservation but not ticket number(?). She was very helpful and nice but Delta reservation system was a total mess. Barely made boarding even though we arrived airport plenty of time before the flight."
Cons: "Counter agent."
Pros: "On time boarding in Seattle."
Cons: "Delayed in Los Angeles for about an hour. Checked on flight tracker and this flight is consistently delayed 20-40 minutes. Why hasn't Delta done anything to improve this?"
Pros: "The short flight was fine. Crew was friendly."
Cons: "Because we arrived to LAX from SAN so late we had to run to the next gate and barely made the flight. The overhead bins were already very full so we had to stuff our stuff at our feet. Since we arrived so late it would have been better if they had allowed those with a tight connection to disembark first."
Pros: "Crew was nice and friendly, boarding was fast, on time and overall service was excellent"
Cons: "The plane was small so not a lot of space and didn't offer food other than one beverage"
Pros: "Comfortable seats."
Cons: "Flew business class and my 1st choice on the menu had run out. I ended up not eating."
Pros: "Getting to the correct destination."
Cons: "The fact that the lack of knowledge regarding international travel visas by the counter staff and supervisor meant that two days of the vacation were lost. Upon arrival in China the 144 hour travel visa was granted with no problem within minutes, but the U.S. staff was completely befuddled by the possibility. The interrogation was completely stressful and resulted in a reschedule of the original flight and during the second attempt at flying even an email from the U.S. consulate with a link to the Shanghai/Chinese government immigration site was deemed "not official enough". i will be expecting proper compensation. I was once given an $850 travel voucher for voluntarily giving up my seat, and was flown first class to Hawaii, given 4 star accomodation and then flown first class on to China within 48 hours. This was an involuntary bump from our chosen flight time, all because of a lack of knowledge about current visa regulations and international law on the part of the check in staff. We have been loyal Delta users for over 15 years, and this was the biggest blunder ever. Also humiliating and extremely frustrating, stressful and a big problem with fulfilling our travel plans between son and father."
Pros: "Boarding was easy"
Cons: "Arrived 15 mins late and then taxied for another 5-10 mins."
Pros: "Great service, polite staff"
Cons: "Incredibly tiny seats, even for my girlfriend, who is 5'6""
Cons: "horrible boarding management in SJC."
Pros: "Just not enough room to accommodate that many people for such a long flight. And felt neglected and grouchy by the end of the trip."
Cons: "Poor hospitality by alaska airline staff, especially by MrPavel at gate H4, 01nov2016, prior boarding around 0730am"
Pros: "Bags arrived on the belt quickly"
Cons: "Why is there not saying precheck to use after you've been funneled through customs? ATL is advanced enough to have kiosk for arrival, even for those confused and not with global entry, but then forces you to wait in security line instead of the typically faster tea precheck line. Every minute I'm in line, I'm not spending money"
Cons: "in Amsterdam any DELTA crew helm us, only KLM"
Pros: "Very easy flight & process"
Pros: "plane was farily empty. Who doesn't like that, other than Delta, haha. Nice workers, smooth flight."
Cons: "Delta comfort was very tight. I'm 6 foot tall and my knees were hitting the chair in front of me the whole flight."
Pros: "Liked the entertainment option. I was able to watch most of a movie on the first flight, then pick up the end on the second. B737-900 ER is a nice plane"
Cons: "Boarding sequence seems inefficient"
Pros: "the chick who worked the counter for the preboard flight counter was really REALLY nice"
Cons: "everyone on my flight was ugly"
Pros: "- took off and landed :) - negligible turbulence - captain's skill in landing in foggy Seattle weather was impressive. - coffee actually wasn't bad this time."
Cons: "- no individual displays - no individual air vent (this must have been a really old jet) - *very* cramped seats. I'm 6'2" and I barely fit in economy. The second someone reclines I'm in for an uncomfortable flight."
Pros: "Nothing. Flight was 5 hours delayed. Finally rebooked and still missed all connections because that flight was late departing. All legs of this trip on delta were delayed. Lousy service ast attempting to resolve situation. Given a choice, I do not choose Delta as a first choice airline to fly."
Pros: "Flight had a 5 hr delay"
Pros: "I liked the service of the crew members and the Margarita was super strong."
Cons: "The seats are really close together. It made it uncomfortable to sleep."
Pros: "Nice staff"
Cons: "No leg room, tight squeeze, charge for checked bags, no room for carryon luggage, bin compartments are too small"
Pros: "Good flight, on time, uneventful. The best kind"
Cons: "No free beer :)"
Pros: "staff was friendly"
Pros: "the attendant in first class was fantastic."
Cons: "They didn't land due to fog, making me miss all my other flights. Bags were not put on redirected flight to Beijing. Bags still missing 3 days later. Trip has been put on hold till bags arrive in Jakarta."
Pros: "The staff was very nice, seats were comfortable and entertainment was nice."
Cons: "Plane was delayed, causing us to miss our connection, but our connection was also delayed so it worked out. Wifi is also quite pricey."
Pros: "They provided a lot of entertainment options. They also kept the lights dimmed so it was easier to relax."
Cons: "It was extremely uncomfortable. I couldn't sleep a wink due to how uncomfortable I was. My knees just ached so bad I couldn't sleep without waking up in pain.I wish the seats could lower for shorter people like myself."
Pros: "I loved that there was a screen in front of everyone that had games and I could watch Tv, it made my flight go buy super fast. The thing I love the most was that you could track your flight!!!"
Cons: "I never got there . They changed my flights"
Cons: "Flight delayed and turbulence."
Pros: "The ticket price"
Cons: "No free in flight beverage or water. No WiFi. Barely any leg room and no reclining seats."
Pros: "Cheap tickets"
Cons: "You must experience the rigid, non-reclining seats packed impossibly close together to get the full Frontier experience. Nonetheless they often have the cheapest airfare so what is a budget traveler to do?"
Cons: "Paying $3.00 for a $.50 soda, paying for carry on bag. very uncomfortable seats, no entertainment at all for such a long flight. need I go on?"
Cons: "The captain of the flight was running late. We had already boarded when we found out that the captain wasn't going to make it and that they were on hold with scheduling to try and find a replacement. Half an hour later they had us de-plane. From there we waited around for another 2 hours before a replacement was able to make it. They had us board again, and then we were waiting on ground crew to come push us back from the gate for another 20 minutes. It was a disaster. We got into Seattle almost four hours later than we originally should have. The attendants were short with all of us. Granted there were quite a few people who were being nasty. I understand that it wasn't in their control. But customer service is. They all fell short."
Pros: "Staff was friendly and flight was quiet."
Cons: "I once loved Frontier and used them exclusively. Now, however, their new seats destroy my spine before taxiing from the gate. It is the most uncomfortable airline I have had to use... ever! I feel like their planes are so overpacked that, were there ever an accident, just getting out of my seat would pose a challenge. I willl avoid them at all cost in the future. It is no fun fkying in those seats for 3hrs then trying to enjoy your destination. Never again!!!!!"
Pros: "It gets you from point A to point B."
Cons: "By the time you add a bag, you can fly another airline. And if you're over 6', it's not worth it. I'm 6'4", and my knees touched the seat in front of me for the whole flight. Seats don't recline, so I couldn't adjust at all."
Cons: "Crew not that friendly. When boarding first flight attendant seemed annoyed that I asked her about my seat. ** there is a fee for about everything on frontier. I would rather pay additional for the tickets on other airlines because the process to check in luggage, get to the gate, and have the Benicia of not being charged for every little thing is WORTH IT. You end up paying more to fly frontier by the time you are done paying for the extras. I prefer the one stop shop. Convenient and no drama."
Cons: "Was not aware of the cost to carry on a bag or pre assign general seats. Would avoid flying Frontier in the future unless no other options were available."
Cons: "We were part of the week when Frontier had a horrendous problem with on-schedule flights. We were two hours late for a 2.5 hour flight. At the gate, attendants were very poor at communicating. Couldn't hear them on the PA. Several people asked me "do you know what zone they are currenly loading?". They board weirdly - instead of back to front. When we got on (seated near the very rear) there were people seated everywhere. Slowed down loading, which slowed down departure. (2.5 hours late) Rows too close together, absolutely no leg room. Seats are the bare minimum - wouldn't recommend a long flight. Not sure I will fly with Frontier again. Will have to pony up the dollars for a better airline."
Pros: "The announcement (although I didn't take them up on it) to offer two domestic round trips if I'd sign up for one of their Mastercards. It's probably not a bad deal for someone who likes to have lots of credit cards and doesn't mind annual fees, I'm just not one of those people."
Cons: "My inability to access their e-mail offers to set things up ahead of time and at lower costs than paying them at the airport check-in, above and beyond the baggage charges themselves (Seventy bucks), especially for my carry on ... COME ON! I've become used to Southwest's far more enlightened policies, which I obviously prefer. Since it also has flights between Seattle and Denver, I'll look much more closely at staying with them the next time I make this trip."
Pros: "Good flight. Accommodating. Will fly again. Cheap flights"
Cons: "I am never flying Frontier Airlines again. Hidden fees everywhere that make the price much, much less of a deal than it looked when I did the price comparisons against some legitimate airlines. Frontier charged for carry-on bags, tried to charge for seat assignments (all of the available seats & not just the desired ones), charged for every beverage including sodas. Frankly I was surprised they didn't charge for water! Seats didn't recline at all & were like sitting on a metal folding chair for 5 hours. Food tray was about 3 inches wide, could barely put a plastic cup on it let alone a laptop or anything like that. Deceptive pricing combined with crappy accommodations - a combination I will avoid next time."
Pros: "Left late but made up some of the time. Staff were nice."
Cons: "Left late, then sat on the tarmac for almost 30 mins to take off. Cramped again and not happy about the extra fees (see above)."
Cons: "Why should anyone want to book a flight only to find out that the ticket price doesnt include a seat................. for a seat there's an additional charge. And then a charge for a carry on bag of $40. Your airline is ridiculous!"
Pros: "I'm 6'3" and simply cannot get comfortable in a plane seat."
Cons: "First of I got double charged for my bags second flight delayed for no reason n seats are extremely uncomfortable we arrived n we stuck in the airport for 30 mins no reason bags took an entire hr so I just left my bag"
Cons: "Behind, plane troubles, and very uncomfortable seats. Not worth the money"
Pros: "The crew was professional and curtious."
Cons: "If you're going to charge people for things like carry on, and seat assignment there's no chance you'll ever be my go-to airline again. If you are going to charge that much, at least give me a free cookie, include a tv on back of my seat. Most of all, give the the option to recline my seat!"
Pros: "The price was good."
Cons: "But not that good."
Pros: "I like that it is inexpensive because I would not be able to fly otherwise."
Cons: "I've ridden Frontier several times but never have I ridden on a flight that doesn't even let you put your seat back. For a 4 hour red-eye, this was a huge disappointment."
Cons: "First time flying Frontier. Great advertised rate round trip Sea to Denver $140 vs next best AK at $170. Receive email to pick seat, Suprise... They cost $9-36 each way, no mention of free seats if you just show up and go open seating. also Suprise# 2 carrying are $40 each way. I choose $18 seats and had a carry on so total trip ended up being $140 + $126 in a frontier gotcha money an increase in fare of almost double. I did find out about the seat chafe scam before checking in and asked to just go open seat.....uhh no. So how much would the Alaska Air trip have been....$170 plus $0 for assigned seat and $0 for carry on so $170. So fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.... Their will not be a twice and I suggest Kayak add some notes to fares to avoid future bilking by Frontier."
Pros: "seats were some what comfortable"
Cons: "did not like the fact that I had to pay extra for a seat when I already purchased a ticket"
Pros: "Getting off the plane."
Cons: "Frontier is all around archaic in a modern world."
Pros: "charge for carry on, no let room"
Pros: "There's nothing bad about Frontier's service. Flights were on time, staff was courteous."
Cons: "BUT, they don't honor Global Entry or TSA Pre-Check, which is ridiculous! The ticketing agent told me "it's not in the budget." Had I known this ahead of time I wouldn't have purchased a ticket from Frontier. The security lines were incredibly long in Denver and this added a good 30 minutes to my passage through the airport."
Pros: "I didn't have to pay extra for my seat with extra leg room"
Cons: "There was confusion about my seat"
Cons: "I had the flight from San Diego to Denver then we stopped at Las Vegas because of some who had heart attack. I had a meeting at that day I couldn't attend because we were at the airport of Las Vegas from 9 to 2 pm looking for a flight going to Washington DC. They found a flight from Vegas to Denver then to DC but they lay over is 15 hours in Denver and I couldn't wait because I had an appointment for my dad in the next day in the morning for dialysis. So I had to reserve another flight from Vegas to Baltimore directly. And I paid that. Also, there was a lady who checked in the luggage in San Diego. When I was checking in my luggage she told me to pay 30 dollars for my bag while there was another family after me and she didn't get any money from them for their luggage and she checked their luggage for a free. This UNFAIR and impolite. So I need all of my money back also the difference that I paid for the new ticket and luggage. Thanks Wafa"
Cons: "they cancelled the fligh on me - over booked"
Pros: "The attendants were friendly, and I sat next to a great gal."
Cons: "The small trays were ridiculous. No beverages and having to ask for a free water seemed below average for airline amenities. We sat on the runway for 45 minutes "waiting for the processing papers." Still made it on time, but it was not a good way to start."
Cons: "All Frontier flights were cancelled for 2 days straight, therefore I had to book with another airline."
Pros: "The crew are nice people, and it got me from Denver to San Diego and back. Relatively inexpensive."
Cons: "I'm tall (6'4"), there's no leg room, and the head rests aren't actually tall enough for me to sleep on. So, not super comfortable. I didn't expect anything more really. It just sucks that air travel forces premium prices for basic comfort."
Pros: "The crew was cheerful and sympathetic."
Cons: "We were delayed for four hours due to mechanical issues. The plane left the gate and returned twice before we were told there would be a three-hour for maintenance on the avionics, I believe. After sitting on the plane for an hour already going nowhere it was a relief to get off."
Cons: "Finding that getting a seat costs extra"
Pros: "It was an easy board at DIA from the check in to landing. Lines moved fast and it was a surprisingly easy process compared to some times I've flown."
Cons: "It's still every nickle they can get out of you, buying the ticket is expensive and then paying for the bags and the seat is a little overkill. Now you can't even get a sprite for free on the flight and the new seats on the planes are the worst things, just prepare to be uncomfortable."
Pros: "Leg room was great! Comfortable enough to extend your legs and enjoy the ride!"
Cons: "Bought the ticket at a reasonable price, but the add-on costs make the ticket disappointing! Clever marketing! Charging for carry-on just seems inverted to the idea of handling your own bag!? Frontier doesn't pay anyone and uses the passenger to make money! Usery?"
Pros: "I loved the price, service, and overall experience of the flight."
Pros: "Watch these deals on Frontier, they sell the tickets low and charge for everything from seat selection to carry on bags which are $40 at ticket counter!"
Cons: "My mother did not get one of her bag back when we arrived in Seattle"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seating"
Pros: "Overall, the flight was fine, but..."
Cons: "...I still can't believe we need to charge $2.00 for a can of soda. The airline is still making plenty, and this just makes me feel dirty. And thirsty. But not so thirsty it outweighs the dirty."
Pros: "Rude crew, terrible seating and a horrible experience all around"
Cons: "The seats on their new planes are terribly uncomfortable- they don't recline, the tray tables are tiny, there's no entertainment. We waited on the Denver tarmac for 2 hours. They don't have any free snacks or coffee, and my bag did not make it with me back to Seattle. Because of the additional fees for baggage and seats coupled with discomfort and charge for beverages and snacks, and my delayed back my "great deal" on Frontier wasn't so great."
Pros: "The handle on my suitcase was broken sometime between check-in in San Diego and arrival in Madison. Agent didn't know how to file a claim. Later supervisor took over as nd told me that "handles and zippers are not covered for damage." She held up a paper and told me it was in the fine print. The least they could have done was at least refund the $40.00 baggage fee. Bad news poor training . Easy fix but they missed it Joel A."
Pros: "If you like being nickeled and dimed for every little thing and being herded like cattle make sure to fly frontier soon because with the complete lack of customer service they should be going out of business any day now. Worst airline ever! And I've flown China Eastern Air."
Pros: "I got to my destination in one piece and on time."
Cons: "Frontier's new seats have minimal padding, don't recline, and have pull down boards that are too small to fit anything more than your cell phone. Additionally, they charge $40 for carry-on baggage. There are no free snacks (or even water). The spacing between the seats is so small that I (5'11" man) had my knees jammed into the seat in front of me. The seats are also narrower than standard airplane seats as well. Also, be sure you're there more than 45 minutes before your flight, or you are S.O.L for checking any baggage or even checking in if you haven't managed to do so beforehand online (which is difficult, since the website has malfunctioned more often than not)."
Cons: "It wasn't clear that the normal carry on size has to be paid for, but the "allowable size" is a purse."
Pros: "Easy boarding. large overhead space for carry on."
Cons: "Charges for carry on and luggage were very high. I will take this into account before I fly on Frontier again."
Cons: "The crew on the ground in Denver were not able to get the walkway up to the plane for at least 20 minutes after we landed. The luggage was really slow too. left the airport 50 min after the plane landed and was at the gate. Online there was no option for not purchasing a seat at check in. Deceptive pricing and policies. I did not know it was an option to not pay extra for a seat."
Pros: "The crew were friendly and helpful"
Cons: "(a) Disorganized boarding and departure process led to delay (b) Being nickled and dimed for too many things I didn't want to pay for (like my carry on) (c) No wifi (something I would actually like to pay for) (d) really uncomfortable plane. Even the $30 premium seats are terrible and don't recline. If I had known about carry on and seat assignment fees I would have just flown on a different airline because there would have been no difference in price."
Pros: "Flight was on time."
Cons: "Very high rate to check in your bag, too much!"
Cons: "Children (3 within the age of 8-12)unattended left to pull on and kick the seat in front of them, loud arguing that was never addressed. My hair was pulled several times when they would grab the top of the seat to stand up or just harassing each other. I also witnessed them on cell phones that were not in airplane mode and never once did their parent reprimand them for their behavior. I had to do this from the seat in front of them. When the flight landed the entire family talked loudly about pushing their way off the plane to get to another flight, little did they know others had connecting flights to reach as well. Poor behavior & left to make others have a worse flight"
Pros: "Boarding was easy and left on time"
Cons: "Charging for water"
Pros: "Better Boarding gate area in ATL compared to ORD. Quicker ground crew support at O'Hare on arrival. Gate agents announcements were timely"
Cons: "On my trip to Atlanta, I paid 52.00 for my luggage to ride because I was told i needed a ticket after telling the representative my luggage fit inside the sample boxes. After paying I get to the flight gate and i see people with luggage bigger than mine. I asked how much did it cost to bring it on and they told me it is free for one piece of luggage. So on my way back to Tampa I didn't mention anything about a bag and it was free. I feel the representative should have told me it was free to take it on."
Pros: "The flight attendants were friendly"
Cons: "2 hours delay and not provided any explanation and very few updates during the wait. No offer of compensation, even the full charge for luggage was still requested. The lengthy solicitation of the credit card was tacky."
Cons: "Kayak doesn't make it clear while booking that this airline doesn't include a carry on bag , snacks, seat assignments, or beverages in the ticket price. My flight was 3 hours late due to a series of mistakes on their part. They don't even offer water for free. And we had to listen to a long and loud commercial for their credit card. I'm never flying with them again."
Pros: "Flight was smooth, crew was great, boarding was easy, excellent trip."
Pros: "Crew and plane were OK."
Cons: "Seats were terrible. I did not get any sleep on either cross country leg. I can usually sleep fine on planes, but the seats were plastic and had no head stabilizer, and did not recline. It was impossible to sleep. I had a "donut" pillow for my neck, but the seats really made it impossible. I won't fly Spirit again until I hear they have better seats."
Cons: "I was told that I could bring my carry-on on the plane for no extra fee and when I arrived at the airport I was told that my bag would have to be an extra $69. If Spirit has a different policy for carry-on than other airlines they should let that be known in advance. I even reached out and called the airline in advance because this was my first time flying Spirit and I wanted to make sure everything would be set."
Pros: "Funny flight attendant on the way to Houston. Loved his sense of humor. Good price for ticket"
Cons: "Very cold in the plane Boarding crew at the gate - looked and sounded like they just got out of college. They need a better script/training for making announcements. No option to check-in online without signing up for Free Spirit. Guess bare minimum means many things..."
Cons: "Going to Fort Lauderdale: the flight attendant was very rude towards another passenger because the seat was double booked. Overall chaos and unprofessional"
Pros: "Seats were pretty roomy and comfortable. Airfare was inexpensive."
Pros: "the plane was on time and big"
Cons: "very uncomfortable cramped seating"
Pros: "FLIGHT DETAILS : Mr INAM Rabbani. FLIGHT NO NK541 CONFIRMSTION CODE : PHFHKE DATED : 25 FEB, 2017 Please refund my US DOLLAR 55, charged for my bag through my Citibank card. Cards code : 715. Please also give me compensation for giving me mental agony."
Cons: "I was travelling from Atlanta to Tampa on 25thfebrury 2017. The birding cards were issued. First it was announced several times the flight was delayed. Finally the flight was cancelled. I paid US 55 for the My only bag. The amount has so far not refunded in my account. My fight number was NK541. Confirmation code is PHFHKE. My name is Inam Rabbani. Please refund my money into my account."
Pros: "On time. Planes in good condition. Nice people."
Pros: "The crew was very friendly and helpful"
Cons: "Horrible customer service"
Cons: "Hughes charges not made aware at booking. Cost nearly $200 more just for carry- on luggage! Price better overall with other airlines not booking through kayak. Tight seats. Wouldn't print out my checking in ticket without charging me. So many hidden extras, not worth the $30 initial saving. Very upset."
Pros: "I haven't enjoyed flying Spirit in the past but this time was much better. Flights were on time, staff was courteous, and didn't have any unexpected issues with baggage."
Pros: "We got to our destination safely"
Pros: "Friendly staff."
Cons: "Food options were terrible. The only hot food was a horrible, extremely processed, "Instant Noodle Soup""
Cons: "I was suppose to get a refund because I cancelled within 24 hours of making the trip and I was told I was going to receive one but I never did."
Cons: "The dont have it anywere during booking process that not a single bag will be allowed onboard. (i mean even a hand baggage). After that they say that they have it mentioned on the boarding pass. I dont think anyone reads that in particular. More over when i checked the lady did not have a problem. The lady a the boarding brigde wanted a 100 dollars just becuase we had 1 hand bag. Pure cheating."
Cons: "I did not appreciate any of the tactics used to increase the amount to pay for carry-on baggage I have always brought a carry-on for a dozen other airlines and never got stuck paying the exorbitant rates that I was hit with from Spirit Oh sure, you have the measuring display there but hidden from view and not told to put your suitcase in it. Ours were off by a few inches too big. I didnt know until I was boarding that my bag was too big along with my wife and had to pay an extra $200 to have the bags checked. $200!!!!!!!!!! They said they made an announcement but between phone calls and bathroom i missed it. Who would have thought that our bags would not fit. On the return flight I went on-line to pay for the same baggage and it cost me $50 each or another $100$300 total which was more that the flight cost was. A complete rip-off. Your staff should warn at the ticket desk about the baggage rather than have that obscure baggage measuring rack. Please call me at 218-966-8787 Jeff Maki"
Cons: "It was a surprise to find out that for carry-on I would be charged $50. That was revealed at the time of check-in!! Flight was delayed by 30 minutes. Reason given was one of the seats needed cleaning as someone had threw-up!"
Cons: "I was flying with Spirit Airways from Boston to Atlanta on the 5th of August 2016. Unfortunately, I missed the flight due to my flight with Delta Airways being delayed in Amsterdam. I had booked a return flight with Spirit Airways for the 25th August 2016. I understood, of course, that this was not the fault of Spiirt Airways that I missed the outbound flight. I went to the check in desk, explained that I had been delayed in Amsterdam and could they possibly get me on the next outbound flight. As it turned out there was not another flight available for two days. So I explained to the staff in Boston, that I would try and get a flight to Atlanta with another Airline. Which I was able to do for the same evening. However, I made sure to tell the Spirit Staff that I would be traveling on the return flight, and the lady confirmed that this was fine. My express words were, I know that I have missed the flight, and thats OK but I am checking in now and want it confirmed the my return flight is still booked and i am checked in for it. The lady said Yes , that will be no problem! She also gave me the contact number for customer service, so that I could phone them and see if there way anything I could do.I was informed this was a free number and when I phoned it, I spoke to somebody in India, whom I could not understand, a few minutes later my twenty credit was gone, so obviously NOT a free number! I found another Airline to take me to Atlanta. So I was happy in the knowledge that my return flight with Spirit was fine and I was checked in for it. However this turned out not to be true! I received an email from Kayak a couple of days later, to say that , as had not checked in, both flights had been cancelled. Of course, I was furious, I telephoned Kayak to see if there was anything I could do but they told me I must get in contact directly with Spirit, which I did. It was, once again, the customer service number, in India! They told me I would have to go to the counter in Boston and ask why my return flight was cancelled. At this time I am in Atlanta and asked them, did they realize how far Atlanta was from Boston!! I also asked to speak to a Superviser, at which point I was cut off! I then telephoned again and asked was it the normal procedure to cancel both the outbound and return flight, if the outbound flight was missed. I did not get an answer to this question except to say they did not know, again I asked to speak to a Superviser to be told no. I had checked in, as far as I knew, the return flight had been paid for, so I do not understand or accept that they had any right to cancel my return flight. I also had no choice but to rebook my flight with Spirit because I had to get my connecting flight from Boston on the same day. This cost me $211 plus $50 for my check in bag. Given that I had already confirmed with Spirit, this is a total disgrace and I have been treated very badly by them. I fly regularly and have never encountered anything like this"
Cons: "price didnt include normal sized carry on"
Cons: "$52 to check bags, and bags can not weight over 40 punds. no assign seating unless you pay and additional fee. Over all the initial low cost of the boarding pass is vastly off set by the additional cost in service sfees like baggage check."
Cons: "My return flight from Detroit to Tampa had a transfer in Atlanta. Spirit made me pay twice for my bag. I actually had to pay for each leg of my trip. Ridiculous!"
Pros: "Nothing sat on plane 3hr cancelled flight. Stood a line 3hrs to get next flight only to find 3days until I could fly out with them cancell will never fly with them"
Pros: "It was on time"
Cons: "Uncomfortable planes, and nickle and diming just leaves you uncomfortable."
Pros: "I think Spirit is trying to give its clients a good fare when flying. The problem is they nickel and dime you to death for everything. What does a can of soda cost? Maybe 15 or 25 cents when you buy it in bulk. But they charge $3.50 or so for a can of soda and to top it off its not even that cold. There planes are very uncomfortable, you can't recline back an inch, they're fixed in one position. Also there flights are always delayed, so if you have to be somewhere in a hurry, forget it your not going to make it. However that being said I do have to say that there crew was very polite and attentive, even humorous. If they could find a way to include certain things in the booking price I believe they would be more successful. I personally will not fly with them again. I prefer to pay a little extra and get more for my money in the long run. That's just my two cents!"
Pros: "People. Where nice."
Cons: "Under carage noisy."
Cons: "They will charge you to breath on the flight. Don't get tricked by the low air fair, the extras will equal to more than any other flight you would've taken. $34 for checking in a bag, $32 for carry on. $5 for a soft drink on the plane. The customer service is also horrible all employees are extremely rude and don't care about you. I will never fly with them again and I suggest you shouldn't either."
Pros: "The price seen on Kayak does not reflect the reality of the charges form the airline. Additional costs for luggage are excessive compared to other airlines and you feel treated like a second class citizen."
Pros: "The food options."
Cons: "That the seats don't recline, that the attendants are rude,"
Cons: "Boarding times kept changing. First being delayed and then changed back to on time. I almost missed my flight."
Pros: "I liked the spaciousness of the seats, and in general the cabin felt a little less cramped than some planes. Great ticket price. I liked the crew a lot, friendly, quiet."
Cons: "Boarding was confusing, there were too many people whose zone wasn't called waiting around the entry way. This crowd appeared to be the line but in fact wasn't. No Spirit employee was around to help avoid it. This wasn't a real big deal but some airlines avoid it with a simple announcement, asking those who haven't been called to remain seated. I would suggest Spirit does something similar. I don't like all the extra charges, for example for a second carry-on, but I get it, it's your way of offering cheap flights. I gave the food and entertainment only 3 stars just because of the charge, I didn't actually purchase anything."
Pros: "It was a smooth flight."
Cons: "Spirit charges extra for almost everything; picking a larger seat, $3 for a soda, up to $100 for a carry on bag. There were some people that didn't know they could only have 1 free personal item, like a purse, and an actual carry on bag had a cost."
Cons: "Delay delay delay delay cancel. Called customer service and they said they couldn't help me. Waited on phone for an hour to finally get somebody to help me reschedule the flight for 6 hours later."
Cons: "We were delayed for an hour and it took 45 min for someone to tell us the problem. Already a late flight was made even later."
Pros: "They charge for everything. Even your carry-on."
Cons: "Like nothing about this airline. I will only fly with Spirit of they are absolute only option"
Cons: "Love it but little delay"
Pros: "I almost swore off Spirit a few years ago, after terrible customer service and unclean planes etc. This trip has made me reconsider. The crew was the best asset. They were entertaining, so pleasant, joking and engaging with customers all while being professional and efficient. Better service than the "premier" airlines that I have recently flown. We were more inclined to order drinks and food onboard because we were in good spirits and felt that we didn't need to wait until touchdown to allow vacation to begin. Thank you for a great experience (it was the same crew for both legs)"
Cons: "Bummer that the seats don't recline (but for short flights, not terribly bad) We had a layover on both legs of the trip, however were unaware that we would not be switching planes. We had to choose to run off the aircraft to grab a sandwich etc vs waiting 3 more hours to eat. When we decided there was enough time, we made no stops, walked off the plane and to the first food booth we saw, and we walked back to the gate and sat to eat our food. Only after watching someone else run onto the jet bridge, did I ask the gate attendant (who was 5 steps away from me) if we needed to board. She casually said "oh yea, we're going to close the gate in 2 minutes" !!! there was no overhead page/announcement/ or her asking if we were on that flight (when she had seen us de-plane and ask her directions, and could tell on her flight logs that some people were still to board). We were super lucky not to miss that flight and I wish we felt that she was working in our best interest. --This was the only lacking part of our flight. --maybe on boarding tickets, you could ** and state that both legs are on the same aircraft? So we could plan ahead? -- perhaps train gate attendants to page prior to gates closing if not all passengers are on board (like all other airlines do) Thank you for considering changes and feedback"
Pros: "Was a smooth, quick flight."
Cons: "Delayed a little over a half an hour."
Pros: "Friendly, efficient crew. Arrived to destination ahead of schedule. Very affordable ticket price."
Cons: "No frills at all - try to upcharge for everything: bags, food, seat selection, etc. It is definitely a budget airline."
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