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An average nonstop flight takes 4h 18m, covering a distance of 1720 miles.
There are 368 (nonstop) flights between Chicago O'Hare Airport and San Diego per week, averaging 52 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Spirit Airlines ($18) and Multiple Airlines ($37), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Spirit Airlines ($38) and Multiple Airlines ($52).
Air Canada (10 times daily), United Airlines (9 times daily), American Airlines (7 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
For Chicago O'Hare Airport to San Diego, Saturday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from San Diego back to Chicago O'Hare Airport, the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Thursday being the most expensive.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Smooth ride, good service."
Cons: "inadequate ventilation"
Pros: "Not using kayak."
Cons: "Worst flights in history. It took three days to get from Italy to the US. Do not use kayak!"
Pros: "Great service and sweet attendants"
Cons: "Person next to me was a little large and it was uncomfortable."
Pros: "Landing at my final destination."
Cons: "Over 3 hours of delays. American Airlines needs to get their act together at Chicago O’Hare airport."
Cons: "Terrible delays entirely their responsibility. No attempts to accommodate. Single worst travel experience I’ve ever had."
Cons: "Seat isn’t very comfortable"
Pros: "The seats were smalllish but had excellent amenities, such as a multifunction screen and built-in chargers for my phone or such."
Cons: "We were 35 minutes late in boarding, which is not a big deal, but the cabin temperature was very warm and I was sweating most of the trip. Not happy about that."
Pros: "All good."
Cons: "No movie."
Pros: "Price was reasonable"
Cons: "Long delays"
Cons: "Lateness, seat comfort and gate checking a duffel bag"
Cons: "I didn't like having someone put a red tag on my carry on for valet when it didn't have to be taken. I would have rather kept it near me!"
Pros: "The have the lotus cookies which is my favorite ."
Cons: "headphone jack defective but more importantly the SFO arrival gate not available for over 45 minutes...."
Pros: "I'm glad they didn't fly an airplane that didn't pass the mechanic's evaluation."
Pros: "On time departure and early arrival"
Cons: "did not get my requested wheel chair service."
Pros: "Everything but the seat. It did not have enough room and it was very unconfortable when the people in front reclined their seats back."
Cons: "Small seating space."
Cons: "Delay in boarding was over an hour"
Pros: "I liked getting to my destination on time."
Cons: "The one carry-on policy was silly and included personal items. I was told to repack my purse into my backpack which was already full. The boarding staff stood over me and told me to throw stuff away in my backpack and asked why I had packed certain things. I am in the process of moving back to the US from Korea after two years so everything I had was everything I owned in the world - which included some sentimental things like a stuffed animal from my mother who passed away when I was three years old. The most infuriating part of this however was realizing that there was one other bag in my overhead bin. In fact most of the overhead bins had one to two bags and plenty of room. My repacking and humiliation was unnecessary and it was only for the morbid satisfaction of the lady at boarding demanding it. At one point I heard her talking with her coworkers about “why couldn’t they freaking listen. We announced it three times.” Well I had approached the counter prior to arrival and they told me to get back in line when I tried to ask about my purse and backpack. In additional to the frustration of all of that, I received my checked in luggage with a wheel missing. I had just bought it and now I have to ship a wheel from the vendor in South Korea or buy new luggage. Thank you guys so much for letting me know which airline to never fly with again."
Pros: "The staff was very helpful in assisting nearby patrons, attentive to the people with disabilities, and carried through smoothly."
Cons: "Few staff people were clearly having an off day and seemed very unfriendly and crabby, especially obvious when almost everyone else was so friendly and attentive. Makes them stick out like a sore thumb."
Cons: "The seats."
Cons: "My check in bag it’s lost got wrong boarding pass even when I told them I had electronic boarding pass on my phone. Really disappointed with this."
Cons: "They ruined our luggage and grease all over it"
Pros: "Individual view screen"
Cons: "Small seat"
Pros: "Not turbulence"
Pros: "Was on time."
Cons: "Not eventful."
Pros: "On time, food service, good communication"
Cons: "Employee got us in the wrong terminal"
Pros: "TV screen in back rest was nice"
Cons: "See comments above"
Cons: "I am STILL in Chicago :("
Pros: "Orderly boarding process...On time departure, on time arrival.."
Pros: "Once we got flying, everything was fine."
Cons: "Gate changes had passengers walking from one end of Terminal 3 at O'Hare to the other twice."
Pros: "Easy, smooth."
Pros: "Attendants were so nice as kind"
Pros: "Once we were in the air, the flight was average."
Cons: "The flight was delayed due to several mechanical issues but the ground crew did not communicate effectively on the issue or how long the delay would be. I understand that these issues occur, but better communications and empathy from the ground crew would have gone a long way. Boarding was also a disaster because everyone tried to board at the same time and again, the ground crew did nothing to control the situation."
Pros: "The available movies and games in personal screen"
Cons: "Seat selection"
Cons: "Took off late"
Pros: "All great"
Cons: "Food and entertainment not applicable"
Pros: "Very clean. Friendly FA"
Pros: "No in seat entertainment"
Cons: "Need more food options to purchase"
Pros: "TV monitor back of headrest with movies."
Cons: "Had to wait about 25 mins after landing to deplane."
Pros: "Flight crew was great and made the flight that more memoriable ."
Pros: "The airplale MD 80 are old"
Cons: "Flight was delayed 35 minutes. No reason given."
Pros: "Great people"
Pros: "Flight was on time"
Cons: "No individual movie screens and no way to connect to the one movie on the flip down screen since I didn't have the American Airlines app."
Pros: "Entertainment and creature comforts are great on these planes."
Pros: "The crew was great"
Cons: "Better food options. Back to the way it used to be."
Cons: "No bags to go to overhead bin"
Pros: "Everything is smoothie"
Cons: "I have not find any"
Pros: "The plane left on time and arrived early. I'm usually apprehensive about connecting on a domestic travel, but things went perfectly!"
Pros: "On time departure"
Cons: "No complementary food. Old plane, no great entertainment options (should also have subtitles for hard of hearing). Terminal boarding area was too cold."
Pros: "service was good. instructions in English & Portuguese."
Cons: "lavatories didn't work below 5,000 ft. It was extremely cold so I had to put on my coat. Seats of course are very uncomfortable."
Pros: "crowded, hot"
Cons: "Hour and a half delay"
Pros: "I will try to avoid Ohare in the future. Long wait to take off. Had to RUN to make the connection. Again."
Pros: "First time didn’t sit on runway. Landed early"
Pros: "Quick boarding"
Cons: "Pretzels are not good snacks"
Pros: "Got me from point A to B"
Cons: "Cabin was freezing, very skimpy on drinks, coffee maker didn't work. Ask volunteers to move to back of plane to balance out weight."
Pros: "Dr usus I"
Cons: "The keys"
Pros: "Flight was in time and smooth. Crew was friendly and active in the cabin."
Cons: "Seats were very close together and leg room was very limited. It was difficult to get in and out of the window seat area."
Pros: "Arrived an extra 20 minutes early and the bags came quickly out, very happy about that!!"
Cons: "Overpriced entertainment--I'm not sure why there is a charge at all. Also, didn't get to choose my seat and got stuck one row ahead of the bathrooms in the back of the plane--worst seat ever. Apparently everyone on the plane had to use the bathroom at least 3 times during the flight--plus the drink cart went by another 10 times."
Cons: "The departure moved to three different gates. Inconvenient."
Pros: "Zero. Literally nothing."
Cons: "Delayed more than 4 times. And changed gate. Just terrible"
Pros: "CHECKIN Is long and awful."
Cons: "Staff rude"
Pros: "love united"
Cons: "everything else"
Cons: "Delays, multiple gate changes"
Cons: "Same issue with boarding. Mass of people, no organization."
Cons: "Still in Chicago"
Cons: "delays... not flying united again"
Cons: "Plane too small"
Pros: "Lack of services for price"
Cons: "Lack of services for price"
Pros: "It was smooth and enjoyable."
Pros: "What I did like was the courtesy that they gave me as a military to go in first in the plane it made me feel that my country really loves me..."
Cons: "Me as a military personnel giving my life and my soldiers for better and safe country I think all Airlines should not charge baggage to any military the only one that does charge is JetBlue sorry to tell you that but that also has to be improved something has to give to us as military to feel proud of our country...."
Cons: "Uncomfortable seating"
Pros: "The plane was newer at least. And I made a big enough stink when they made me check my bubble-wrapped framed paintings that they actually did get hand carried and made it okay."
Cons: "These are the smallest seats I have ever experienced on a domestic airline. I'm 6'-4" and I couldn't fit comfortably on their newer 737. The thing that took the cake was that the cabin crew absolutely refused to let me take one of the 5 empty exit row seats telling me that it wasn't fair to the people who paid more, which absolutely enraged me. So then apparently it's also fair that their seats will fit someone who is 5'-4" comfortably but not someone who is 6'-4"?? So it's fair that I can't afford to pay an extra $100+ for it after my profession got gutted in the recession and I make a fraction now of that I used to make? Making your customers suffer for no good reason is inexcusable. I will not be flying United again. Ever."
Pros: "Crew was nice and lots of different choices of food."
Cons: "So crowded on the plane you could barely even use the restroom."
Cons: "Flight was late. Flight attendants were okay. Not that helpful or nice"
Cons: "we got 3 separate middle seats while traveling with a 4 year old. United knows his age, do they really expect him to sit alone? Fortunately the flight attendant and other passengers were very helpful."
Cons: "The United mobile app as well as my emails stated that the gate was B3. Upon arriving at gate B3 and attempting to board, I was alerted that I was at the incorrect gate. The gate was switched to C11. However, my app did not alert me nore did it reflect the gate change. I didn't receive a text or email update. I had to run to the different concourse nearly missing the fling."
Pros: "Joe H was amazing!!!"
Cons: "No leg room, seats uncomfortable and tiny. Wifi is expensive. Plane took off late due to a flight attendant being late. And now we're 40 late to put destination."
Pros: "Just. O. K"
Cons: "Everything United is horrible worse airline ever!!!!! Never will I fly with United ever again"
Pros: "Crowded like sardines Groups 4 & 5 were told you must check your carry-on bags Wifi didn't work for all devices Pilot had to make second approach, because he was too freaking low!!"
Cons: "The crew no food no pillow no blanket"
Pros: "Crew & flight! Ladies were really nice & we were about 45 mins early which is always a plus!"
Cons: "No in-seat chargers No entertainment Small seats"
Cons: "First of all the flight was delayed for hours for no reason then the plane got packed because it was delayed so they kept on selling tickets to fill up the plane because the plane was half empty all of a sudden the plane was full of people no more chairs I tried to get the exit row from where you do a check in to get your pass to go through security my credit card was not being excepted nothing wrong with my credit card it worked totally fine in the airport restaurants and for other uses I had to use for but it would not work to upgrade my seat to an exit row united is the worst airline ever seen in my life I am a little bit big for normal size I totally understand that but when you have people that are big like me not that big I'm only 61 230 pounds I was put all the way in the back would not be able to fit in my chair for a four hour flight and when the plane had three exit rows available and the crew for their flight 395 United from Chicago to O'Hare October 18 I will never forget this day totally beautiful day in the city Chicago United Airline decided to delay to make more money I understand it's good business but there are people arranged for the flight do you have available of time therefore now the plane is totally full understand you're trying to make more money this is not the worst of it here comes so when I asked to get the extra chair because my credit card was not working when I got my pass to go through security at that point the exit chair was $67 to upgrade I was totally afford was willing to pay because I understand my size but then when I got to my flight into my airplane that's the airplane Stewart to allow me to get a extra chair and I told her I would pay for it then the lady came and told me a ridiculous price told me $149 not acceptable was not able to afford double the price when I already purchased a ticket and was willing to pay the $67 that's one issue on how the plane flight started when we are sitting on the runway for over one hour and not moving something is wrong with the plane they're saying then we should not be waiting over four hours of delayed then we should've been put in on a new plane fine you're looking to make more money this is good business whoever was the decision-maker of tonight needs to be fired from United or O'Hare airport when all of this is going on don't forget now I am the last seat on the airplane but cannot fit in my seat my knees are smashed against the seat the seat that's not decline it is the last row in the airplane now i'm totally not comfortable that's fine so now the store is giving drinks and taking orders for people to eat or order their food when the story gets towards the back she says we are totally out of food packs we only have snacks which is peanuts after a delay of an airplane I think you should understand it's obviously the people are hungry in the airplane for your mistake there are kids that were on the airplane crying there was a lot of chaos in this flight"
Pros: "People were nice."
Cons: "No wifi and no food."
Pros: "Crew seemed tired or bored and the food selection for a long flight was limited. I'm not going to fly with them again. Just like last time the flight was late leaving, even though the plane arrived early."
Cons: "Check in process...manual No ability to use TSA"
Pros: "No one at chi O’Hare knows Frontier is now at international departures so cab drivers ride share drops off at wrong terminal. International terminal negates tsa pre"
Cons: "See above"
Cons: "Would of been nice if there wasn’t a huge argument leading to an arrest on board! I didn’t upload but I bet it has surfaced"
Pros: "Great coffee!"
Pros: "Same like up"
Cons: "Same like up"
Pros: "Prices are good but luggage fees are crazy"
Pros: "Comfortable and affordable"
Cons: "Everything about frontiers"
Cons: "not clean"
Pros: "Absolutely nothing"
Cons: "Maintenance delays, nobody from Frontier knew anything. Just a very poor experience."
Cons: "That Airline stole clothes out of the luagage"
Pros: "Everything except the passenger who was drunk"
Cons: "The fact they allow him to answer the plane when he cannot stand on his feet"
Cons: "Bags were lost by multiple passengers"
Pros: "price, updates and friendliness"
Cons: "Delayed 1.5 hours for no reason"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seating and can't be adjusted at all"
Cons: "Problem with the bathrooms had to sit on plane over hour waiting to be fixed. No refreshments served. Couldn't pay for bag on line so had to pay at checkin ..... not fair!"
Cons: "Frontier sucks. Long weights, terrible customer service. I will never book through a 3rd party ever again."
Pros: "It was fast"
Cons: "Luggage costs $40 per bag."
Cons: "Frontier just lost this customer for life. I'll pay a hundred dollars more to fly United. Getting socked in the face and drug out of my seat by the SS sounds more appealing than ever flying with Frontier again."
Pros: "No issues"
Cons: "Everything was fine"
Cons: "No food or drink"
Pros: "attendants were friendly, patient and in good humour."
Cons: "cramped, no room. high priced snacks and bevs,"
Pros: "Customer service"
Pros: "a smooth ride. we left a half an hour late."
Cons: "paying the carry on fee"
Pros: "Overall quickness and friendliness of staff."
Cons: "No free food."
Cons: "Waited to take off once boarded for 45 min. Luggage was exptreneky delayed. Only half of the luggage was delivered immediately. Remaining luggage came 25 min later"
Pros: "Very comfortable ride and spacious"
Pros: "As a FYI for a survey, you need to have a category or selection for N/A... as I didn't have any food or have any entertainment"
Pros: "On tome"
Cons: "Frontier website is cumbersome & not intuitive for check in & baggage calculations and classification purposes, needs a major overhaul. For that reason alone, I'll avoid flying Frontier in the future."
Pros: "Just what I wanted. Low price with little notice to get to a family medical crisis. Plane was like new. Easy travel. 30 min early in arrival"
Cons: "Would have liked more than water but preferred the Great price"
Pros: "Attendants at the boarding site in Phoenix are great!"
Pros: "I was charged $3.50 for water. WATER!!!"
Cons: "The seat doesn't recline on Frontier Airlines."
Pros: "Spent 30 minutes on the tarmac after landing with very little communication from the pilot."
Pros: "Nothing. I asked for a refund and was told i was getting a refund and never received it. I will never use kayak ot frontier ever again"
Cons: "Terrible information and no service."
Pros: "I am sitting at the gate 4 hours delayed"
Cons: "Nothing what a disaster"
Pros: "Timely arrival"
Cons: "Check in process; higher fees than stated; ridiculous fees for seating and baggage--should I have stood up?..."
Cons: "Y'all chargin' for juice now? And askin for gratuities on them drinks too? Cmon!!!"
Cons: "I did not like the long delay"
Cons: "Delayed several hours, sat on Tarmac for 30 motionless minutes on departure and arrival"
Cons: "Late late late arrival."
Pros: "Made up time in the air"
Cons: "Flight was delayed half an hour"
Pros: "No service issues. Our seats were arranged so the family was together for no charge. We were given a bottle of water to mix baby formula for no charge."
Cons: "Hard seats"
Cons: "Bag was lost. Office doesn’t answer the phone when I can to find it. It’s been ridiculous."
Cons: "Very late."
Pros: "Flew spirit a few years ago to Vegas and had an awful experience. I will say this experience was much better. I will now continue to consider spirit airlines for my travel."
Cons: "Baggage fees and size restrictions"
Pros: "Spirit doesn’t have screens at the airport to tell you which gate they are flying out of - must cost too much - only American airlines has them and i thought they were for the whole airport - how can you tell? so i went to the gate that said san diego - the only one. waited in line. find out as near the last one to board that i was at the wrong gate."
Cons: "had to run to my flight leaving at the same time about 10 minutes away in an by running. Didn’t make it and Spirit only flies to San Diego once a day. So i miss Thanksgiving dinner with my family. So i have to go back to my apartment, an hour by subway, and come back tomorrow. First and last time flying with Spirit."
Pros: "Nothing interesting to share or comment on this"
Cons: "Sprit Airlines has charged me additional $52 for cabin luggage, which is very high when compare to other airline operators. The service is very poor even for water it is charged, for such a long trip from Chicago to San Diego. Seating are very bad ...."
Cons: "I did not like be charged for every little thing. I can't believe that even water was $3. The airline claims to offer lower rates, but they get you in the end with all the extra charges for seats, carry ons, beverages."
Pros: "I wish I had known that they charge BOTH for carrying on AND for checking a bag. I probably would have spent more money to fly a different airline in more comfort. I wish Kayak had made that a little clearer."
Pros: "Prompt, took off on time. Seat was excellent."
Cons: "Nothing comes to mind"
Pros: "easy and on time"
Cons: "Flight 3 hrs late. We were never told what was going on until it had already been almost 2 hrs, just kept receiving delay emails. Keeping the passengers informed would have cut down the tension and anger. No monitors in the terminal or at gates in o hare. Terminal dirty. Customer service personnel in o hare very, very rude. I will never fly them again. With all the extra charges they add on it is not cheaper either."
Cons: "$50 per checked bag is too much ground crew seemed jaded and annoyed seats were uncomfortable cheap price up front on the back end they upcharge for all... not flying this airline again any time soon."
Pros: "Everything and everyone were excellent. I was pleasantly surprised."
Pros: "Being tall, I like the fact that the seats can't recline; it means the person sitting in front of me can't put his head in my lap and stare into my eyes the way he can on other airlines."
Cons: "I will be more careful figuring out the effective price of a ticket on Spirit next time, knowing now that checking in a bag costs so much. I tend to think that this isn't a very good policy -- it just encourages people to drag more stuff into the cabin than they should or otherwise would."
Pros: "It's over"
Cons: "$$for carry on, cost for H20. 30 min late. Bad customer service"
Pros: "The flight was on time."
Cons: "$30 service charge because we needed help with my 92 yr old mother-in-law and had to talk to an agent. Never again will we travel Spirit."
Pros: "on time"
Cons: "The airline is overcharging! Before I left, I googled "spirit airlines baggage". I made sure that my personal bag and carry-on are within the required size. The website does not say that carry-on will be charged. At the counter, I was charged $55 for the carry-on. It is a light carry-on (I basically just had a sleeping bag). On the return flight, I protested for being charged for the carry-on because the website did not clearly say carry-on would be charged. The ladies at the desk then asked me to pay $100+ for my carry-on. $100+ is the price one would have to pay upon boarding without having paid for luggage. I ended up paying $65.00 for the carry-on because I did not pay for it at the check-in counter. I was flying to O'Hare earlier that day so there was no need for me to go outside to get the boarding pass and pay for the carry-on. Still I was asked to pay $65. With my air fare being just about $125, it is unbelievable that I had to pay $120 for a carry-on. I had heard of an NPR interview about the frugality of this airline and I am in favor of it. But it is deceiving to charge low airfiar only to get it back with charging excessively on the carry-on. If the carry-on has to be charged, they should clearly highlight it on the website so customers are alerted. In addition, it is also an unfair practice to other airlines. Had I known that I’d pay $200+ for the airfare to go on Spirit, I would have chosen a different airline. I plan to write to the Spirit and other agencies."
Cons: "The seats don't recline at all, and they are so narrow, you can't avoid hitting or rubbing against your neighbor. Very claustrophobic. I hated that they hawked the "Spirit Credit Card" when we passengers were jam-packed into the plane with no amenities for 4 hours. Just bad."
Pros: "Flight was smooth"
Cons: "too many charges. Luggage took about 35-40 min to come out."
Pros: "Good amount of restrooms,"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats bad food selection"
Pros: "The return was a bit better than my flight to Chicago.....REAL reclining seats with wrap around headrests.....think Southwest."
Cons: "Could not check in online NOR pay for baggage prior to flight because I flat out REFUSE to provide them with my email address for them to sell to offset their "bargain" prices so I had to at the ticketing counter. I explained what had happened, however the agent, who was as useless as teets on a boar, wouldn't hear of it & charged me full price. Now mind you, it cost MORE to check 2 bags going & coming than it did for my round trip ticket. In addition to this, they lost my garment bag containing my brand new suit purchased to attend the funeral; the reason for this trip. I can only hope that there is a scandal against this airline (nobody getting hurt, mind you) that closes the doors but forces them to provide the crews adequate severance packages to find work at a competitor."
Cons: "SEATS VERY UNCOMFORTABLE CAN'T EVEN HAVE A GLASS OF WATER WITHOUT PAYING FOR IT WILL NEVER FLY SPIRIT AGAIN AND THE PLANE WAS DIRTY"
Pros: "Not a damm thing!!!!!"
Cons: "How about everything!!!!!! Worst experience with an airline!!!! How Spirit Airline stays in business is beyond me! If you are smart Kayak you would disassociate yourself with them. Their reputation will pull yours down. They nickel and dime you to death making your flight more expensive than if you went on any other carrier! My blood pressure went sky high after dealing with anyone associated with Spirit from their customer service people to their check-in people who were like robots. They went thru the motions with no emotions. Try to get boarding passes printed up is a nightmare! How about the two flight attendants that we're sleeping in the galley!"
Pros: "The plane"
Cons: "The plane"
Cons: "Seats are ungodly uncomfortable, they done recline and hardly any cushioning"
Pros: "Your flight staff (flight attendants) are always great."
Cons: "I attempted to purchase luggage before each of my flights (departure and return) and the website would not allow it. I called the customer service number multiple times and it said they were experiencing technical difficulties. I was forced to purchase luggage allowance at the airport on both flights and was forced to pay a much larger amount that what I normally would have had to pay if the website was working. This excessive fee really makes the option of flying spirit less economical, frustrating, and really obliterates any reason to fly with your airline. Additionally, I was able to purchase seating before my flight- but on my return flight they put me in a seat that I did not pay for. The flight attendant did make a correction. Your staff at the main terminals is consistently extremely slow, unfortunately. I really like the flight attendants, they are always great. However, due to the above mentioned issues I have had recurrently, I will certainly be reluctant to purchase Spirit flights in the future"
Cons: "Late boarding due to delays from previous flight."
Cons: "Baggage restrictions are ridiculous. Especially that your checked bag can't be more than 50 lbs, and that before I booked a spirit flight I called to make sure that my checked baggage would be free of charge, as I am a military spouse. I was told it would be, but then during online check in I was told that it was not. I would not have booked with spirit if I had known this in advance."
Cons: "the baggage fees check process took too long not enough ground staff to make check in process faster or efficient on flight staff unfriendly"
Pros: "Uncomfortable seats that didn't recline, high prices to choose seat and bring carry on's."
Pros: "Just about everything! I love the idea of a no-frills airline and only paying for the extras I need. Make sure to eat a solid meal and hydrate beforehand, and bring a book, magazine, or laptop along to stay entertained -- because there's not much in the way of in-flight literature unless you like reading the purchase options menu over and over again!"
Cons: "I was unable to make my checked bag reservation online the night before (as recommended) because of a website error -- this cost me an extra $10 the next day. Not bank-breaking, but it was a slightly frustrating waste of time. I would recommend the airline offer the discount up until kiosk ticketing to save both parties the consequence of technical difficulties."
Pros: "Free upgrade to emergency row."
Pros: "The flight was fine"
Cons: "The check in at ohare before going through security was terrible. There was a line of 6 people and 3 people working the counter- it took over a half hour. They were extremely slow, unmotivated, and overall unpleasant. They were rude, telling me I showed up late and that I should have showed up at the original flight time even though I had gotten an email that morning staying my flight was delayed. I'm not sure why you would show up for the original flight time when your company emails the passengers to notify everyone the flight is late."
Pros: "It got me to my destination and did not lose my bags"
Cons: "Fees for everything. Seats do not recline. Flight attendants did not seem to care about their job"
Pros: "Returning home on time"
Cons: "confusion at ohare late notice on flight changed"
Cons: "Spirit is very difficult to deal with. If you have any problems it will snowball out of control quickly because of their poor customer service."
Cons: "$55 carry on bag. Poor booking advice."
Cons: "I never made the flight because only one TSA agent was working. Spirit knew I was not going to make my flight but charged me for my bags and would not refund my money. They are bar none the worst in the industry."
Pros: "Low cost at first look."
Cons: "Way to many potential fees or up-charges."
Cons: "Spirit Airlines boarding staff were not engaged with their work at the boarding gate. Did not give final boarding call notification. Prevented us from boarding while the plane was docked. Did not assist us in rescheduling our flight after it debarked without us. Did not let us know the necessity of confirming our return flight. Furthermore, the policy of cancelling someone's reservation for their return flight automatically after they miss their initial flight, without informing them via text or email, despite them checking in within the 24 hour period prior to its departure is a morally bankrupt practice that is highly detrimental to building customer rapport. It is also bad for the bottom line of the business as it ensures confusion and customer dissatisfaction. While it is financially desirable in the short term to over book flights and cancel flight reservations without a refund or notice, it is in the long run detrimental to the company as it guarantees wasted time and resources for the airline and the consumer. You must do better with the communication between passenger and airline, you need to post the boarding time, the gate closure time, and the departure time clearly on the tickets customers print. You also need to text or email confirmation and cancellation information. And you must have energetic staff at the gate who are interested in performing the routine work of gate stewards. These are mandatory changes that must occur. They are not suggestions. Basic customer service functionality is required of any transportation service. It is not something you can include when you feel like it if the customer pays extra."
Cons: "It was cancelled and I'm having trouble getting a refund."
Cons: "Having to pay for bags including carry on. Having to pay for seats after I already paid for the flight. Crew was not helpful, they sat in the jump seats during the entire flight. The "fast bag check in" was an hour long. I will make it a point to share my horrible experience with everyone to make sure they do not book with Sprit airline!"
Cons: "seated outside the rear toilet and it smelled like I was flying in an overstuffed Porta-Pottie for 4+ hours mon my ride home. Besides that there were very obnoxious kids seated right next to me and in front of me. On the flight to Chicago, there was a kid behind me who kept kicking me in the back all the way there."
Cons: "Trash scattered around plane. Dirty seats. Loud attendant on the speaker that talked too much."
Pros: "You pay extra for everything. And on top of crappy service, they don't even have water available! It's 3 dollar for a tiny sip. Ridiculous."
Cons: "that you had to pay for EVERY single thing you did with your airlines. you should tell people this upfront before they book a ticket with your company. I could have went with a different airlines for a ton less money after all the fee and charges you do. I will never fly again and I will also pass along to friends and family"
Cons: "Spirit cancelled flight without any offers"
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