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United Airlines, Air New Zealand and American Airlines have waived their change and cancellation fees on flights to Chicago. Confirm policies on booking site.
Alaska Airlines, Alitalia and Delta do not allow booking a middle seat on flights to Chicago.
The cheapest airline ticket to Chicago from the United States in the last 72 hours was $15 one-way, and $32 round-trip on the route from Orlando to Chicago. The most popular route is from New York to Chicago and the cheapest ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $72 round-trip.
In general from the United States, Southwest, Air France and Aeromexico fly the most to Chicago.
Chicago is served by 3 major airports. Chicago Midway Airport (9 miles) is the closest to the center of Chicago, Chicago O'Hare Airport is 16 miles from the center and Chicago Greater Rockford is 79 miles away from the center. View on Map.
Midway International Airport is certainly your choice if you are looking for quick (roughly 20 minutes) and convenient public transport access to the downtown area. However, if you are renting a car, then O’Hare is also only about a 20-minute drive away from downtown.
If you are coming from O’Hare and plan on taking public transport to get to the Loop, then the best option is to simply get on the Blue Line and head towards Forest Park, get off at Jackson and you’ll have arrived at the Loop. The trip will take about 40 minutes (19 stops) and will cost around $5. From Midway to the Loop, you simply hop on the Orange Line at Midway and ride the train to its terminus at the Loop. It will take around 20 minutes and will cost approximately $3.
O’Hare offers one of the only aeroponic airport gardens in the world. Ticketed customers are able to visit the wonderful garden where they can relax or enjoy a meal. The garden is located in Terminal 3’s O’Hare Rotunda Building.
If you are driving a personal vehicle, O’Hare and Midway are around a 20 to 30-minute drive away from each other. Possibly the most economical way to get between the two is to take the CTA which will require one transfer downtown and will take around an hour and a half while costing approximately $5. There is also the option of a shuttle bus, which will take about an hour and will cost around $25 for a one-way ticket.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "The seats are comfortable with enough leg room."
Cons: "My husband's display controls didn't work. We didn't ask for help as he planned to read anyway."
Pros: "Simple and easy flight, boarding on and off no big deal. Using your phone as a boarding pass is a great plus. Skipped the check-in process and breezed through security."
Cons: "Person I was seated next to, older women was really fidgeting and bumping me through the flight."
Cons: "We waited at least 8 hours in the delay and I wasn’t texted early enough to plan ahead. We waited in the airport and then we waited on the turnpike before take-off."
Pros: "I thought mostly everything was great. I haven't flown in awhile and expected much worse."
Cons: "WiFi dropped out pretty shortly after takeoff stayed out for the entire flight duration."
Cons: "Asked the stewardess to have a blanket and water she had not brought. Service was bad ."
Pros: "The early boarding for families with strollers and the comfortable seats with a little more space than other airlines."
Cons: "We are still on the plane. Can’t get off because there is lightning in the area. Ridiculous. It is raining lightly. I would really like to get off the plane"
Cons: "I have a problem with my ears, and asked the crew for nozzle drops, they don’t have"
Cons: "The flight was delayed 2 hrs. Engine as no flight permission problems. My seat was hard."
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."
Cons: "Another plane mechanical issue causing another delay of over 2 hours."
Cons: "Two hours later leaving JFK"
Pros: "The crew members were very friendly."
Cons: "The overhead fan was very strong."
Cons: "The captain didn’t show up for the flight so we had to wait for a new one to get to the airport. Easily, this could have been avoided. Then we land an hour late and we sit on the runway for a long time with no information."
Cons: "This flight was very scary particularly mid air. Haven flown many times I knew this was different from usual turbulence cause my clouds or rough air. Jet blue should check"
Pros: "Todo bien y muy rápido"
Pros: "Love the snacks and TV option"
Cons: "Delayed for weather ok but then we arrived but didn't deplane for almost 1.5 hours!"
Pros: "The attendants were very friendly and accomodating. I have been travelling jetblue for seventeen years when flights to Buffalo was $49. I love jetblue."
Pros: "Was my 1st x w/JetBlue.... all was good, but u guys EVEN sell the head phones ??? OMG....FREE w/my airline UNITED..."
Cons: "The sale L the minor thiings....pillows, blankets, headphones ???? WOW..... SAD......"
Cons: "Unable to turn off the movie screening"
Pros: "The free wifi"
Cons: "The tv"
Pros: "all around great"
Cons: "no problems"
Pros: "I liked that I was somewhat accommodated."
Cons: "I didn't like that I had to pay for a seat that I did not want because there was a mix up"
Pros: "Free food."
Cons: "Wrong sandwich. Soggy sandwich. Sound was scratchy. Movies need closed caption option."
Pros: "Not much. No room"
Cons: "C above"
Pros: "Communication, space"
Pros: "Smooth flight, efficient and friendly staff throughout the entire process."
Cons: "I didn't choose a seat originally. When I checked in online the only seats left were the extra space seats. I had to pay $50. Also I was in the first row so I could not put my bag under the seat in front of me."
Cons: "no ticket at airport i did not fly."
Pros: "Always pleased with JetBlue"
Pros: "Absolute BS"
Cons: "Delay 2 hrs"
Cons: "It was too cold inside."
Pros: "Everything on time."
Cons: "The seat in hard."
Pros: "Service, spaceous, fly-fi actually works!"
Pros: "The wonderful hospitality"
Cons: "There isn't much i didn't like"
Cons: "Our luggage came back broken (case cracked)"
Cons: "The boarding process could've been a lot better. Couldn't even hear the announcements they were making and they had us waiting outside to board the plane for close to 10mins. What if it had been raining? Too chaotic."
Pros: "More legroom, free wifi, free entertainment choices, unlimited drinks & snacks, on-time and efficient"
Cons: "1) Boarding process was not clear on the ticket or anywhere (really not a big deal). 2) When reading about perks and restrictions after we bought tickets, the company mentions certain "classes" of tickets..i.e. "Blue", "Blue Plus" and "Blue Flex" but since I had already bought our tickets, I had no idea which type of fare we bought, since Jet Blue does not provide that information on your ticket information once purchased."
Pros: "The plane had 2 wings"
Cons: "Staff is rude. Customer Service couldn't possibly be worst. All their food has meat in it. Staff is slow and incompetent. Never had a more dreadful experience with an airline. TAP IS THE WORST AIRLINE I HAVE EVER EXPERIENCED, and I fly 2 times a month."
Pros: "Everything Entertainment Early landing"
Cons: "After landing we sat on the runway for one hour."
Pros: "Jetblue left on time from JFK"
Pros: "Crew was professional, courteous and kind. No issues on the plane."
Cons: "WiFi did not work for me to watch the on board entertainment, but not a dealbreaker for me."
Pros: "They didn’t let me on I want a refund this made me miss my birthday party in Chicago thanks for ruining 25"
Pros: "The attendants were excellent they were very helpful the whole trip."
Pros: "The staff was accommodating to my needs especially with having a service animal. Always loved flying with Sun country."
Cons: "Delayed for 2 hours."
Pros: "My intention was to fly from DFW to MSP"
Cons: "Missed my family reunion and graduation. Big disappointment"
Cons: "Long line at ticketing. Delayed boarding and departure. Not really clean. Cramped"
Pros: "Was great?"
Cons: "Was a long line to check in, in Minneapolis. No automated check in."
Cons: "There are fees for carry on and checked luggage, there is a fee for entertainment, and there are no complementary snacks or meals. My luggage didn't make my connection, even with an hour layover."
Cons: "There were not enough agents at the airport to check us in. The lines were long and passengers became surly."
Cons: "Late departure by 1 hour. Then had to wait 55 minutes at the luggage pick up in SFO"
Cons: "not enough space for my legs"
Cons: "I did not like the fact that I had to pay for my luggage at check-in. What the hell was the ticket price for??"
Cons: "Baggage fee for carry on"
Cons: "Seats small, arm rest didn't go all the way back. Too warm."
Pros: "Very smooth professional and affordable"
Cons: "Took over an hour in the baggage check line in MSP Not a smoothly run operation!"
Cons: "No charge port no tv"
Cons: "They charged for my carrie on! I didnt have o pay when I flu with you guys! I was surprised!!!!!!!!"
Cons: "See above"
Cons: "Some of the seats have no cushion effect."
Pros: "Check in was helpful with my luggage."
Cons: "Carry-on requirements were confusing."
Cons: "There is none"
Pros: "pleasant staff ; drinks offered free; no frills but comfortable; soft landing"
Cons: "tight room for legs; late landing"
Cons: "Cramped seating"
Cons: "What a surprise at the Sky Cap that I needed to be charged for a carry on....total of $50 for my check in and carry on. What's worse, is that I had to CHECK my carry on because you only allow a minimal # of carry ons. This is certainly a negative for me flying with SunCountry again."
Pros: "Awesome service"
Cons: "System failure and was not expecting a sun country subsidiary."
Cons: "No food. Very cramped"
Pros: "Don’t like all your fee gauging. Will stick with Delta from now on."
Cons: "The plane has already been reconfigured with new seats to fit more. They were uncomfortable. All pricing has changed to something similar to Spirit airlines. I am going to miss the old SunCountry airlines."
Pros: "Fast and friendly"
Cons: "Bathroom in the back was leaking water on the floor, and there were a lot of young kids on board... minor stuff"
Cons: "Was like being on a high school bus ride.The one stourist was just plain rude."
Pros: "Every thing"
Cons: "Don’t know yet"
Pros: "I like the overall service once on board."
Cons: "I didn’t like the 40 minute wait in the freezing temperatures. The ticketing counters appeared to be under staffed. Very long lines"
Cons: "Many things. Did not tell me that even carry on was a 25.00 charge. After check in, counter woman at Sun County sent me to a security station on a far side of airport that was closed. Plane delayed. Plane bathroom issues"
Pros: "Nickle and dimed. Never again, ended up costing more than delta, minus the perks. And clearly the staff hates their jobs as well."
Cons: "Everything, aside from arriving safely. Not flying sun country again"
Pros: "Quick check in, good boarding, great staff."
Pros: "Smooth Trip!"
Pros: "Everything went smoothly"
Cons: "Plane was a little too warm."
Cons: "No WiFi"
Pros: "Very Smooth and comfortable."
Pros: "The patience the staff had with some passengers"
Pros: "on-board entertainment option of hand-held device for movies and tv, though I didn't use that."
Cons: "I was sleeping so didn't have food/drink, can't comment on that aspect"
Pros: "Everyone and everything was extremely efficient. I particularly enjoyed the pre-recorded timed announcements."
Cons: "See above comments."
Cons: "No Wi-Fi on this place."
Cons: "Nice team work"
Cons: "Waiting almost two hours for agents for boarding to appear!!"
Pros: "flight delay due to mechanical problem. pilot made up time, avoided excessive turbulence and silky smooth landing. attentive and highly visible patient flight attendants"
Cons: "no complimentary food option (other than pretzels /crackers) on 4 hr flight. aainflight provided live sports and news but movie selection was limited."
Cons: "Of the 4 FA only 2 were pleasant. The others were short and accusatory, not with me but other passengers not okay American"
Pros: "Everything was done in a good amount of time."
Cons: "Better room in seats....feels really tight"
Pros: "Staff, plane, ride - one of the nicest flights I've had in a long time"
Cons: "Nothing. Well, if you paid me to fly ;)"
Cons: "Flightleft 2 hours late and then an extra hour waiting at the next gate."
Pros: "Great crew"
Cons: "We experienced flight delays, lots of turbulence, and my knees were pressed up against the seat in front of me the whole duration of the flight. They also overbooked the flight, so some people had to take a flight the following day."
Cons: "My entertainment screen was not operating. Could not recline my seat."
Pros: "The movie selections"
Pros: "Although they charged me $10 to book a seat for check in it allowed me to pick one that keep the middle seat open for my wife."
Cons: "To be charged to pick a seat. You should have revealed that in you pricing."
Cons: "There was no entertainment at all, and pretzels are gross"
Pros: "It was not crowded breakfast"
Cons: "Breakfast was lousy"
Cons: "Not the best. Marginal food and hassled about carry-on that fit the size requirements. More like premium economy."
Cons: "More than 24 passengers on the flight from LAX to Chicago lost their connection to Venice After we landed in Chicago with 2 hours delays we all run to catch our flight to Venice and we got there 5 minutes after the flight was supposed to leave but was still there instead but we were denied access and send back to customer service"
Pros: "Pilot was informative."
Pros: "the Bowing 787 was wonderful"
Cons: "flight had been delay and delay. we are very disappoint because we always think we are fly with British airway, we even went to check in counter of British airway but find out America airline are the solo airline.you guys can't advertized like that."
Cons: "I missed all my flights and my bags because of a stupid delay made by the airline."
Cons: "Small seats."
Pros: "Nice crew, very reasonable cost. Didn’t like the “no overhead access” but worth it for the money I saved."
Cons: "The seats are ridiculously crowded. It’s really so uncomfortable and claustrophobic, even for shorter flights."
Pros: "The nice and helpful American Airlines ticket agent at our gate that helped me fix my seating issues."
Cons: "Your booking does not automatically reserve our 2 seats together so I find out at the last minute and have to pay for an upgrade to fix it. Not thrilled! Plus I booked with BA for a reason so it would be nice to know at booking that they will contract with AA."
Pros: "Flight was on-time and crew was pleasant. This flight had movies available to watch!"
Cons: "Never given instructions on use if inflight WiFi. No food service on a three hour flight???"
Cons: "Check in process was an overbooked disaster Plane was very old Staff at gate and onboard were very rude"
Cons: "So little space between seats. Barely no legroom at all. I’m 5’ 5” and still found it tight. Feel bad for all tall or big ppl."
Pros: "On time arrival. Entertainment system worked on this Airbus, unlike the Boeing 737 (updated, but still outdated!) on the way out."
Cons: "Limited and unimaginative food options on board"
Pros: "Friendly staff."
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats."
Pros: "Staff was friendly"
Cons: "There were no veg options for sandwiches and food ran out after boarding group 6."
Pros: "(mostly) friendly staff, decent chairs, decent set of movies available. (First leg by American, second leg by British Airway)"
Cons: "Paid for seats, never got them, ended up in a cramped flight with no room (I'm only 5'5", so heaven forbid average height people try to sit here. My wife was miserable, and got a back ache because of the small quarters."
Pros: "Very clean. Staff was very friendly."
Cons: "Paid extra for six inches of leg room but the seats recline 2 inches. Not comfortable. TV touch screen did not work."
Cons: "The seat I had reserved was given away even though I paid extra for it back in February. American Airlines rep said it was because when i book through a 3rd party like Kayak, they can't guarantee my seat assignment."
Pros: "The check in agent went above and beyond to get us on board."
Cons: "Couldn't check in online. Couldn't get a straight answer as to why. Kept getting the runaround from Kayak, American Airlines and British Airways. Never booking through kayak again."
Pros: "Left early, crew was friendly"
Cons: "Bought a seat that was explained as not having another passenger on either side, but it was just two seats in a row."
Cons: "It was cancelled"
Pros: "Flight crew was excellent."
Cons: "We booked flights through British Airways but flew American Airlines. The check in process was a stressful mess: we were forced to stand in long customer service lines both on our first flight from LAX to Chicago and again during our very short layover in Chicago to Dublin to ensure that our bags were checked all the way to our final destination. Very stressful, and it didn't help that the gate crew was extremely rude and unprofessional. It is very inconvenient that we could not choose our seats beforehand."
Pros: "Our flight was delayed by almost three hours due to weather in Chicago, the crew was very helpful and the pilot kept us informed about the updates that he was receiving."
Pros: "Great service and friendly stafg"
Cons: "Loved the yourt for breakfadt...rest of it was ok"
Cons: "Iberia does not have a check in counter at lax. All flights are operated by American, but ticket issued by Iberia. American could not locate my ticket and as a result I missed my flight. Iberia's 1800 number would not cooperate to release or rebook my ticket until a full day and 3 trips to the airport later when I made a manager speak to an American airline rep to explain and resolve what should be done with my unused ticket. Unbelievably inefficient and rude."
Pros: "Flight on time."
Pros: "I like the comfortable chairs and screen touch screen in the seat in front of me"
Cons: "We purchased seats and they changed them without telling us so we picked new ones. Well guess what, we get to the airport and the same thing. I was seated at the front of the plane and my fiancé was at the back. Luckily a nice gentleman switched seats with me and we were able to sit together but it was the last seats that did not recline on an 8 hour flight. We will never fly American again. Their customer service offered no help and was extremely rude to us."
Pros: "Boarding was a mess - there were no announcements about boarding and the gate agent did nothing to promote order in the gate area. Thank goodness for the new planes on this route - the old planes with the blue "leather" seats were so overdue to be retired. Onboard entertainment was great and every seat had a USB port and AC outlet. Smoothest landing ever, I couldn't even tell when the wheels hit the pavement! It was also the first time I recall a female captain on American - maybe the smooth landing wasn't such a coincidence :)"
Cons: "Our original aircraft was taken out due to a mechanical issue. When we got our replacement aircraft, somehow we were missing a crew member. So after a one-hour delay for a new aircraft, we boarded, then sat at the gate for another hour and a half waiting for an additional flight officer. Missed my connecting flight from Chicago to Dayton and had to be put up in a hotel 30 minutes away from the airport."
Pros: "Plane was the best. Newer model and took us one less hour to get to our destination."
Cons: "Boarding was a little messy. We had to wait even though we had a toddler with us."
Pros: "Entertainment us on point!"
Cons: "Boarding sucked, 90 mins delayed and made us check in bag. The snacks are TERRIBLE - no thank you."
Pros: "AA flights now have individual screens with free movies/videos/music/games. Power outlet and USB port included. Staff was polite, helpful"
Pros: "I don't normally travel long distances, but when I do I fly with American Airlines. I found a round trip from Chicago to Los Angeles for only 170 dollars. I had an overall excellent experience. Thanks for the great hospitality."
Pros: "How spacious it felt and there were film selections"
Cons: "My film kept stopping randomly."
Cons: "Cramped, claustrophobic space. Cabin too warm."
Pros: "Crew was nice"
Cons: "Usual delays in 15 minute increments. Then when we landed waited on Tarmac for 15 minutes then were dropped off at a remote terminal and left to wait for 4 buses to come and pick us up 45 minutes later, one bus at a time. Almost felt like I was in a third world country."
Pros: "It was just an overall great flight. Very easy to book and enjoyed it."
Cons: "I look forward to drinks and snacks onboard again."
Cons: "There were no snacks/drinks and no usb."
Cons: "The plane was so hot, not socially distanced, and boarding and exiting literally should be more organized. United does “hey rows 1-10 may exit” and it’s a calm situation. Frontier was like “Okay everyone off!”"
Cons: "Having to stand in line for 1 1/2 hours just to drop off a previously purchased checked bag is outrageous! There were no staff available to direct the crowds or answer questions and there were only 2 attendants available to check in people and their bags. Your staff was overworked but very rude! You know how many people are flying on your planes why were you so inadequately staffed???"
Cons: "3 1/2 hour delay. It wasnt due to weather because they started notifying us 10 hours before the flight that it was going to be delayed.. Got home at 5:30 am, had to get up for work at 6:30 am. Would really like 3.5 hours of sleep back."
Cons: "The plane was delayed due to “maintenance” but no explanation was given as to why."
Pros: "Nothing, they cancelled my flight a day in advance."
Cons: "They could have: 1) flown a plane in like other airlines 2) put me on another airline since they were unwilling to hold up their end of the agreement themselves."
Pros: "The flight was nice and comfortable I haven't been on a plane since 2005 so I'm happy!!!! Thanks"
Cons: "Prices of snacks are to expensive maybe some real food like pizza, hot dogs etc....... And the charge for luggage is ridiculous $45 is alot for one bag even more if you have two or three bags whether it's carry on or the other it's still $45 and that's to much. Thanks!!!!!"
Pros: "Crew was great. Price was good."
Cons: "Frontier saves money by not having free snacks or in flight entertainment. Bring your own snacks."
Pros: "The price and no cancellation of flight today."
Cons: "Trays are too small. Seats do not recline. The back part of the part of the seats in front of me were dirty."
Pros: "I like the price. The flight attendants wereally friendly, professional and helpful."
Cons: "The seats were very uncomfortable and space was extremely tight."
Pros: "All was adequate. Flight was on-time"
Cons: "Canceled on us last minute. Haven’t got refund and it inconvenienced us for the reason we were going. Had to find and pay for another flight on another airline to insure we got there. And that flight was awful. I was nervous about flying and this made my anxiety even worse"
Pros: "If mom and kids got a ticket same day( bought). Why u people placing them zone 1 for mom and son for zone 3. Florida to Chicago they hold my son. They let me go. Chicago to Florida they let us go together. It was very upsetting."
Cons: "Boarding time announcement seems like the person doesn't want to anybody in the plane."
Pros: "Friendly staff, easy boarding process, good seats"
Pros: "Poor service"
Cons: "Poor service"
Pros: "Not much."
Cons: "Seats are cheap and very uncomfortable! Paying for carry on? Website was not clear that I had to pay for Everything. I don't think I will be flying this airline again, unless I have no choice."
Cons: "Worse check in ever. Fly any other carrier. Extra money is well worth it"
Pros: "Flight was on time. All but one crew member were pleasant and professional. Low cost initial fare, but..."
Cons: "Relatively short flight made absence of beverage and food/snack sufferable (without paying high end bar prices for for snack or drink). Paid for reasonable leg room, carry-ons and a checked bag. So, after all those fees, flight cost was average."
Cons: "They charge for carry ons. They charge for water. The seats are plastic with no leg room and not enough room to put both arms on the rests at the same time. The seat trays a a third of the normal size, about the size of my iPhone. The flight was delayed for over two hours and no one seemed to know why. Even the pilots announced they had no idea. At the gate, the info screens were all wrong, for instance my flight was showing I was going to San Francisco when I was actually going to Chicago. The plane creaked and groaned and truly made me feel unsafe. I will never ever fly with them again."
Pros: "No upsell pressure. I flew out on Spirit and back on Frontier. Both tickets were about the same price; both flights were at about the same time of day, and were filled about the same (almost full). But the experience with Spirit was atrocious. They take every opportunity to upsell on their website and at the kiosk (Frontier upsells too, but modestly and not in-my-face). The boarding area was messy and the boarding process was rushed and disorganized (Frontier's was...normal). And the Spirit crew was surly and unhelpful (again, the Frontier crew was...normal). Frontier is everything I expect in a cheap ticket: just plain, normal, pleasant, service."
Cons: "The seats are painful -- hard, don't recline, too close together, too little space underneath, no power outlets."
Pros: "The Air Bus 321 was clean and the staff were friendly."
Cons: "They put us on a broken plane and it took 2.5hrs to fix and get us in the air. Offering a high rate credit card with miles on it is not at all acceptable."
Pros: "Comfortable smooth ride."
Cons: "Baggage claim takes forever. Waited almost an hour after getting off plane. That is unacceptable. Missed my bus. This has happened both times I've flowned Frontier to Chicago. After 3 hour flight that's brutal. Won't fly Frontier with checked bags again."
Pros: "Flight was good"
Cons: "Baggage claim was very slow"
Pros: "Everything was OK, except one thing"
Cons: "Waiting for luggage 45min is too long"
Cons: "Seats were horrible"
Cons: "We didn't like that it cost so much for baggage wether you checked it or carried it on, when there's other airlines that don't charge at all or at least only charge for checked baggage. We didn't like the fact that they charge for all food and drink and don't even offer a complimentary beverage like most other airlines."
Pros: "Prompt service"
Cons: "Crew playing with someone's glasses that they found."
Pros: "Very good"
Pros: "Staff was nice"
Cons: "We got charged for carry on.... and it cost $5 less to check in but they took forever at baggage claim."
Pros: "Plane was newer."
Cons: "New plane lacked WiFi capabilities. Charged for seats, carry on or checked luggage, drinks and no snacks."
Pros: "The staff was very friendly."
Cons: "Seats were very uncomfortable."
Pros: "We had an amazing experience. Our way back home was even better. The staff made sure we were comfortable. We especially enjoyed Demetrius' company. He was very nice and so eager to assist."
Pros: "Friendly crew"
Cons: "No problems"
Cons: "The flight was delayed an hour and only gave the information one time after it was past the time of boarding."
Pros: "One of the flight attendants made the safety talk fun. The people at the desk in the departure airport (Orlando) were understanding and gracious when I didn't have what I needed."
Cons: "It was frustrating that there is a carry on baggage fee. That alone makes me not want to ever pursue Frontier flights b/c it seems cheap on the front end but then at the airport you realize it's just as much and you have to pay something you weren't intending. Also, it's a bummer there's no complimentary beverage on board. So it just seems Frontier doesn't have the standards one has gotten use to with other airlines."
Cons: "Keep in min someone else bought my ticket. However, is was ridiculously priced. Then you have to pay for carry on bag which is ridiculous and costs more than a checked bag. On the flight there were no tvs. No big deal because I don't feel like giving them more money. However, you don't even get water or anything to drink. So I sat there suffering with a dry throat the entire time. My friend asked for a cup of ice and they wanted $2. On top of that we hoarded the plane well after we were supposed to be already in the air."
Pros: "New plane and cheapest tickets"
Cons: "Pilot and Co-pilot didn't show up, and no one informed us until we were on the plane and it was time for take off. They took everyone off the plane and we had to wait 2 hours for the reserves to show up. Everyone that had connecting flights missed their flights, and it all boiled down to scheduling errors, where frontier scheduled too many hours for their pilots. Should've been corrected long before the flight."
Pros: "Theattendants were very nice."
Cons: "My flight was delayed for many hours. Frontier did give me a voucher for the delays everyone on the flight had to deal with."
Cons: "Low fare sure, but they rape you with extra fees for baggage and general seat assignments. I might have been the last person on the planet to learn that, but just in case - Don't be duped! You're going to pay the same, if not more, in the end as a United, Delta, or American ticket and they don't charge a fee for a carry on. Also, they have a actual cushioning on their seats not just hard plastic covered in padding. I've been on roller coasters that are more comfortable."
Cons: "First of all they charge for the seat, once we bought the tickets then they charge more money for the carry on bag than than the check on bag. That's crazy never again I'll buy from frontier. Once we arrived we took more than half hour to get to the gate. My husban had a panic attack because it took way toooo long"
Pros: "Plane is very nice"
Cons: "Too expensive fee for the baggage"
Pros: "Everything went smoothly"
Cons: "Paying for drinks and having to tip too. We are getting nickeled and dumped to death and it makes traveling so expensive."
Cons: "Paid extra for "upgrade" & the flight attendant still thought it proper to want to charge me $5 for a btl of water. I told her no, I didn't want a btl just give me 4 cups of water! Problem solved!! All this Penny pinching is sickening!"
Pros: "Fast boarding, earlier departure and very earlier arrival."
Cons: "No entertainment"
Pros: "I like the customer service. Keep that up if you plan to survive."
Cons: "You have to pay additional for everything. Even a cup a water. This is surely a determining factor for people who will decide to choose another airline who for $10-$30 more get complimentary drinks and carry on bags included. Something really does need to get reevaluated here."
Pros: "The flight landed early."
Cons: "We spent 15 minutes taxi-ing off and on the runway. Baggage was sent out 27 minutes after passengers left the aircraft. My seat was at the end of the aircraft, and I had to pay extra for that, and had sticky gum all over it. When I told the flight attendant, she said, oh no, really? The flight attendant did nothing to help me be reaseated or clean my seat. After a passenger vomited, the flight attendant did not help the passenger by providing anything to cleanup. The aircraft stank of vomit as we sat in the runway for 15 minutes. The flight attendants woke me up to sell their credit card, but not to provide refreshments/water. The announcements went on for over 10 munutes. My seat was surrounded by screaming and crying infants and nothing was done to help those mothers calm their children down. The seats had very little leg room for anyone my height and taller (5'9"), despite having to pay for the seat. I will not fly Frontier ever again. The upfront low price doesn't reflect the baggage, carry-on, and seat add-on fees, so it's very deceiving."
Cons: "That I have to pay for water all the other airlines give snacks and water free ."
Cons: "The lines to check a bag were outrageous and security check was the same."
Pros: "Clean plane, good crew. Always glad to land normally."
Cons: "Some small snack included? Wish we didn't have to pay for a carryon."
Cons: "Too many people, some people are flying sick . I just wish someone would check their temperature"
Pros: "Quick and flawless despite a busy airport in Orlando."
Pros: "The ticket price"
Cons: "A glass of water would have made a difference!"
Cons: "Serve drinking water as soon as we board"
Pros: "every single person was nice and helpful. I had a question about seats and wasn't talked down to. it was nice"
Cons: "Lost my suitcase and customer service for it was AWFUL. Impatient people at the counter who wrote my info and supposedly I was to get a confirmation email that never came. Luggage never showed. Now I can’t even get in touch with a live human to talk to them about it. Will NEVER take this airline ever again."
Cons: "Attendants on 912 were not friendly"
Cons: "Charged me 56 $ for my hand bag,never been charged before for the same bag what I had with me the only one I had"
Pros: "The seats were very comfortable, I upgraded to their “Big” seats."
Cons: "I didn’t particularly care for the 9hr departure delay, but that’s the risk you take while flying."
Cons: "Family of 5 of infant and toddler did not sit together."
Cons: "We had issues with checking in 24 hours prior to our flight and had to call customer service 4 times before we spoke to anyone. And the only reason we ended speaking to someone is because we used the prompts for booking a new flight. Very frustrating."
Cons: "When i checked in I was told that i could take my one paid for ( at check in prices) through the security and down the gate...they had put a green tag...no less then 3 people said wait right here when you de plane your bag will come up on ramp ...NOT baggage claim I waited 1/2 an hour before I was informed my bag was now in baggage claim.... Meaning run my butt of get my bag go to check in again through security to board another flight. and no help from this airlines I did make my connection.... really poor to say you will do something then totally screw up."
Pros: "Flight was on time departing and arrival..."
Cons: "Could not lean back in the seats...but the flight was quick so that negates that."
Pros: "The Crew were nice and helpful."
Cons: "In the gate they told me I don’t have a seat for me or my child they over-sold and they will give another flight but the thing is I had another international flight after it. Eventhough I made it to my next flight, I know it’s just because of luck because people didn’t show up for their flight. This was my first time fly with spirit airlines and I think the last one."
Cons: "The seats are really small and don't recline. The leg room is enough to fit your shoes and that's it. You pay extra for everything on this airline--bags, food, drinks, seat choice--and they only allow a small personal item no bigger than a backpack for free. The weight limit is only 40 lbs. for checked bags, so be careful how many souvenirs you plan to buy. I would rather pay more for another airline."
Cons: "Was on time"
Cons: "The seats are way to narrow. Kept bumping my neighbor."
Pros: "are flight was on time,the crew was great, very friendly."
Cons: "you pay too much for luggage.you have to make the seat more comfortable."
Pros: "staff was courteous and plane was neat and clean. a very visible improvement on seating. overall good experience."
Cons: "if bags are allowed this would be the most effective airline in America. Also add more destinations."
Cons: "I sat in seat 7c I had two your girls beside me and they never stopped causing trouble for the whole flight, their mother was sitting on the seat in front of us and she never opened her mouth, they flight staff should of moved me to a different seat but they didn't, it was an absolute disgrace ."
Pros: "Cru is friendly and attentive. They actually seem to have a lot of fun. But we're still very professional."
Cons: "Was not confident in getting to Minneapolis until the plane was in the air. Emails stating flight was delayed. Then not. Then many many announcements I've other flights being delayed or cancelled. Did not lend well to confidence and travel. Will not be choosing Spirit Airlines again."
Cons: "Charged for onboard luggage"
Pros: "Positive attitudes"
Cons: "I had to pay for my luggage which I'm use to carry on being free ..... stewardesses ugly...."
Cons: "Spirit is the worst airline ever."
Pros: "Very friendly and direct. All employees very courteous"
Pros: "No delays caused by the Spirit Airlines."
Cons: "Seats lack lumbar support, leaving me quite a bit sore."
Pros: "The flight crew was great"
Cons: "About 6 people on my flight had been double seated or sold a ticket for a seat that did not exist. How can that even happen?? Luckily the crew was able to resolve the issue quickly. If all the seats had been sold for the plane, someone wouldn't have had a seat. On top of that, there was no exit gate when we landed, despite driving around for an extra 20 minutes. It's a small plane company, but things need to be more organized."
Pros: "Attendants were great. They carried the load of three people with remarkable pleasantness!"
Cons: "Anything flying to or from Chicago O'Hare after 5 pm is going to run late. Flights from Orlando have crying babies. That being said, make sure you bring your own water and comfort snacks. Pack earbuds and ear plugs. If you have to pay for your carry on, do it right away ... the price goes up several times until your seat is confirmed."
Pros: "Check in was almost no hassle and boarding was efficient."
Cons: "No free pretzels"
Cons: "Delayed 3 times Felt abaondon by the airlines Horrrible customer service"
Cons: "Flight was canceled. They gavetwo reasons depending who you talked to. One was weather and one was because of air traffic. They were unapologetic and did nothing to accommodate anyone. I had to pay for a hotel and in order to get out early the next day, pay more on another airline. United was helpful. Will pay more and fly United next time."
Pros: "Getting off the plane"
Cons: "Canceled flight. Delayed 4 hours the next day. Co pilot disappeared. Flight crew acted like they were all that and were generally rude. My 12 year old could facilitate a better operation than 'spirit' air. I thought for a second I was getting punked, or had become part of a social experiment. The seats made me wish I was in a hockey rink."
Pros: "Food vouchers for delay, that's it."
Cons: "The flight was delayed twice and the customer service was horrible."
Pros: "seats up front."
Cons: "long wait to retrieve our luggage at airport."
Cons: "Costumer service is really bad.. They treat the passenger with no respect ..."
Cons: "The lights hurt my eyes and made me nauseated"
Pros: "Small and bumpy ride"
Cons: "Most of it"
Pros: "The pilot had a funny sense of humor"
Cons: "The rows of seats were to close together"
Pros: "You can tell the planes have been updated and they were comfortable."
Cons: "All of the joking done by the stewards on the overhead microphone. Too many jokes and their content, it wasn't funny at that point it was unprofessional. Super disappointed about having my luggage left at my city of origin and the earliest I was offered to get it returned was in 24 hours! So I'm in a new city with no clothes at all and the rest of my continents that were in my suitcase. Arranging to have the suitcase dropped off is not enough to counter the worry and financial inconvenience that comes with not having your stuff. I am thoroughly disappointed and will never fly with spirit again"
Pros: "Nothing - it was cancelled and I missed my trip."
Cons: "Terrible service only one flight a day."
Pros: "The seats and legroom were good, even though the seats don't recline."
Cons: "This is just their business model but I don't like being charged for a carry on bag or paying for water on a flight."
Pros: "Nothing !"
Cons: "Everything , the whole trip."
Cons: "Had to cancel. Didn't get any credit for future use even. Not happy."
Pros: "seat space"
Cons: "Our family was separated on different flights and we had to pay an additional $251 to get our minor daughter moved to our flight."
Cons: "5 hour delay to my return flight"
Cons: "The prices, bag charge!!!"
Cons: "Seats are smaller, everything has a price tag, trays are useless, ended up costing more than other fliights, delayed over an hour for no reason, seats are so cheap I could feel person behind me knees in my back the whole flight."
Cons: "Our flight from Orlando canceled and they told us we have to Chang the airport because no more seat in the same day from Orlando"
Cons: "Delayed 5 hours and I missed my connect flight to South Korea. The worst airline ever and Never use again!!"
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