Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to San Diego
Alaska Airlines, United Airlines and American Airlines have waived their change and cancellation fees on flights to San Diego. Confirm policies on booking site.
Alaska Airlines and Delta do not allow booking a middle seat on flights to San Diego.
The cheapest airline ticket to San Diego from the United States in the last 72 hours was $27 one-way, and $117 round-trip on the route from Seattle to San Diego. The most popular route is from New York to San Diego and the cheapest ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $85 round-trip.
In general from United States, Alaska Airlines, JetBlue and SAS fly the most to San Diego.
San Diego Airport is 3 miles from the center of San Diego. View on Map.
San Diego is served by San Diego Airport, also commonly referred to as Lindbergh Field, San Diego, San Diego Intl. The airport code is SAN.
Catching a bus is the best way to get to the city center from San Diego International Airport. The Metropolitan Transit System bus goes to and from downtown San Diego and the airport, stopping at both Terminal 1 and 2, and takes about 15 minutes. Alternatively, travelers can rent a car or use either a taxicab or the shuttle services provided.
In addition to the usual services such as shops and restaurants, San Diego International Airport features the largest airport USO center in the world, where members of the military and their family can relax while waiting for their flight. Moreover, the airport has artwork on display at both terminals and a meditation room.
Mothers with babies can use one of the three lactation rooms available, which include essentials such as electrical outlets and washing stations, as well as comfortable seating and soft lighting. Older children and teens might enjoy the behind-the-scenes tours organized by the airport which include up-close looks at the runway, and the infield area fenced off as a nesting site for the California Least Tern, an endangered species of birds.
If your flight to San Diego lands at the Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport, you’ll find you’re located only 11.7 miles west of Mission Trails Regional Park The area is perfect for lovers of outdoor activities such as hiking, riding, and rock climbing.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "The Alaska Airlines check in was not simple via a kiosk and had to go see an attendant. She did not add Pre-check to our 4 tickets and we missed not seeing it on the ticket. Had to wait in the regular line. So long the waot."
Cons: "Alaska Airline attendant should ask as a protocol and lesson learned to tell them to have it added."
Cons: "reservation changes were not communicated well and kept changing"
Cons: "WIFI was not working"
Pros: "Great crew, nice service, comfortable."
Cons: "Nothing. Loved it."
Cons: "2 hour delay on take off"
Pros: "I sat between two people who were lovely to talk with, but were much larger than me and i felt squished in between them. I felt pretty claustrophobic. Note to self, to choose window or isle."
Cons: "longer seats."
Cons: "Flight was delayed."
Pros: "How smooth and orderly the whole trip went"
Pros: "Fast flight"
Cons: "Blanket provided"
Cons: "Extra leg space"
Pros: "I liked the mood lighting, the spacious area under the seat in front of my aisle seat, the choice in movies, and that every seat had a screen."
Cons: "The takeoff and landing were smooth except that the plane felt like it was fishtailing a bit. Otherwise, it was great!"
Pros: "Crew great. Leg room better then I have seen on other flights."
Cons: "Can we go back to the virgin way!!!! Charge me more in the overall price for a seat. It feels like such a scam. I booked with my boyfriend and I can’t pick seats. Then when we get to airport I have a seat but he doesn’t. Then we don’t sit together. With United if you have the card you can pick."
Cons: "Faster on time and help when late. Awful"
Pros: "Helpful polite people , on time, luggage was delivered quickly"
Pros: "I'm an aviation enthusiast. It was the plane I liked..."
Cons: "Nothing that Alaska Air could have fixed."
Pros: "Crew was super nice and plane was quite empty"
Cons: "Take off got delayed (not in Alaska Airlines' control though), but all in all a very pleasant flight."
Pros: "I always enjoy Alaska but this was another level. I was horribly late and still processing at security with 10mins until take off and the guy at the gate called me to see where I was - gave me mins to make it - which I did - just.. I was traveling to San Diego to meet my family for the weekend - I would’ve been in severe trouble had I missed the flight. Thanks Alaska!!"
Cons: "We were to leave the airport at 3pm, but didn't leave until 5pm. So we ended up arriving at 6:30 instead of 4:30. Not happy at all"
Pros: "Got us to LA"
Cons: "Delayed once everyone was boarded. No warning on the turbulence."
Pros: "Staff great"
Cons: "Same old movies"
Pros: "The spacious seats. Great customer service. Fast and smooth site."
Cons: "For some reason when I booked the flight for my boyfriend and I we were seated apart from each other in a different row."
Pros: "I used an expensive backpack that lost a major fastener that rendered it basically useless."
Cons: "I didn’t like the way they handled my luggage. I can’t get another backpack like the one Alaska Airlines ruined. I’m sad."
Pros: "Everything was so fast!"
Cons: "They lost my luggage and caught us at Newark airport for around 2 hours and did not pay back. They gave us a cheap coupon with limited duration. Plus, they broke my luggage and never paid back."
Pros: "Perfect trip no complaints!"
Cons: "I liked all of it"
Cons: "New York airports are always delaying landing and getting to the gate by at least 30 mins. Nothing to do with the airline I assume, but still quite frustrating to do detours and spend extra 30/40 mins in air or taxiing."
Cons: "Seat was broken and would not recline so incredibly uncomfortable for red eye. I was freezing (though I’m often more chilly than others). Not great food options."
Cons: "There were no snacks offered. We took off late and sat on the plane for 30 minutes before the captain came on to announce there was a delay"
Pros: "Everything in Alaska’s control went great. The passengers not as much."
Pros: "The mood lighting on the plane."
Cons: "Not applicable; everything about this flight was great!"
Pros: "There was a huge line for security but a sign telling us to expect a 15/20 minute wait made it more acceptable. The boarding to the Alaska flight itself was seemless and the on board staff were very friendly and helped stow my bag. The captain apologized for the late departure of only 30 minutes and kept us informed of how the flight was progressing."
Cons: "Slowest boarding process of my 3 Alaska flights today"
Pros: "All good with Alaska and Virgin America"
Cons: "I forgot my headphones. $3 to borrow a pair from virgin?"
Pros: "Friendly and helpful staff"
Pros: "Loved the fact that there was an empty seat beside me."
Cons: "Could not get to see the movie. Need better instruction on how to link up to the system."
Cons: "On bag should be free!"
Cons: "Wasn't offered any water or snack, only stuff for purchase."
Pros: "Alaska airlines employees go out of there way to be friendly and engaging with customers."
Pros: "Same as before."
Cons: "lost luggage.......two days...............................19 miles away."
Pros: "On how organized boarding and leaving the plane."
Pros: "The staff was super friendly and the plane was new. It felt brand new."
Pros: "1. Boarding appeared streamlined. 2. Plugs ins for tech. 3. Coffee smelled amazing. 5. Seat size seemed larger than most airplanes."
Cons: "1. Wifi or gogo did not connect. 2. It was a tad bit cold."
Pros: "I very much appreciated the accommodations for military members."
Pros: "The pilot introduced himself and kept us updated on the weather and turbulent."
Cons: "no complains"
Cons: "Lack of help with information on transfer between terminals at Seattle/Tacoma"
Cons: "American Airlines is on top there game"
Pros: "The Crew was amazing The seat was not comfortable at all Had a broken back rest"
Cons: "Fix the seat Broken back rest aren’t comfortable"
Pros: "Good crew"
Cons: "My tv monitor did not work."
Pros: "good service"
Cons: "More leg room"
Pros: "We eventually made it to our destination, with our luggage!"
Cons: "Better update on delays. Seats are horribly uncomfortable especially for international flights. Food was a joke, dinner was mediocre and breakfast was a cold snack, you can do better. Please consult with airlines that rank in the top ten about how to do things. You already make a huge profit, stop squeezing your customers for more. Maybe you won’t be ranked amongst the worst airlines in the world anymore. Second bad international experience with AA. Never again."
Pros: "Great crew"
Cons: "Left late and had a middle seat"
Pros: "Crew was friendly and nice."
Cons: "The head phone jacks were loose so watching a movie was extremely difficult. The aisle is so small you can’t even walk down it without bumping people who are seated. It seemed like none of the crew wanted to be there."
Pros: "AA is always a good time:) I loved the crew, the complimentary service and the comfort"
Pros: "The crew were nice people."
Cons: "There was no air conditioning and we were re-routed all the way down to Kentucky on the way back!"
Pros: "Crew was great!"
Cons: "My bag got lost"
Cons: "The delays due to software"
Pros: "The crew were super nice. All the people in the SAN were very nice."
Cons: "They didn’t have headphones :("
Pros: "Extensive selection of movies. Brand new 787 aircraft. Friendly crew."
Cons: "Tight seats"
Pros: "Had pre assigned seats and American changed without saying anything."
Pros: "Included drink and pretzels. Free carry on and seat."
Cons: "First of all, the line to check in was extremely long and the employees were rude. When I put my bags through the check out they stopped me and said I had to throw away my cologne because it was too large. However, on the Spirit Airlines I had no problem whatsoever. Will never fly with American Airlines again!"
Pros: "Nothing much but the crew made up for some of it."
Cons: "ORD and the roads approaching nothing short of a nightmare. Chicago should be embarrassed by the whole experience at ORD."
Cons: "Having to check our carry ons. We noticed another passenger had placed two carry ons in the overhead. If others are doing that, it forces others to check their carryons."
Cons: "Three of my five most recent flights with American have been delayed. Champs."
Pros: "Regular updates from captain. I was very satisfied!"
Cons: "Little leg room."
Pros: "Great crew and entertainment. Fairly comfortable seats."
Cons: "Bit tight betweeen seats. Fortunately had three seats for two of us. Slight mechanical issue caused small delay that pilot tried to make up. Better food and amenities on Delta."
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."
Pros: "I was able to choose a seat in Cabin with more leg room and complimentary alcoholic beverage."
Cons: "It was late going to Chicago and late returning to NYC. There were no crackers. I don't like pretzels. The ONLY reason I flew American is because my company paid for it. I absolutely hate LaGuardia. It has a bad spirit."
Pros: "The free movies on the screens in the back of every seat"
Cons: "Lack of leg room"
Pros: "All went well and without incident. Friendly crew. Easy On, easy off."
Pros: "Was on time."
Cons: "Not eventful."
Pros: "The crew was amazing - agreeing to work extra because it was Christmas eve and they wanted us all to get to our destinations for Christmas. They were very gracious and helpful."
Cons: "We were over an hour late to leave. I understand the reason for the delay because of weather. What I was disappointed in is that the delay was not announced until our actual scheduled time to leave. It meant people coming to pick me up didn't get the change information in a timely manner."
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"
Pros: "Easy, smooth."
Pros: "Attendants were so nice as kind"
Pros: "Landed on time. AA is mostly on or before schedule. Definitely like that part. Smooth flying as well."
Cons: "No interactions with the crew this time. Boarding is okay."
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."
Cons: "Took off late"
Pros: "The airplane was new and even in economy it was comfortable , and service was great!"
Cons: "Well, a little more leg room! I am 5 feet tall, for my husband it would've been too tight..."
Pros: "Flight crew was great and made the flight that more memoriable ."
Pros: "New equipment. Film choices, crew, complementary beverages"
Cons: "Flight was delayed 35 minutes. No reason given."
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: "Ease of boarding and on time flights"
Cons: "Leg room"
Cons: "Could not read paper when passenger in front reclined seat. No space between rows."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "We were so crowded. No leg room. The lady next to me was too big for her seat so it was hot and sweaty the whole way"
Cons: "Even in main cabin extra the leg room was terrible, the seat barely reclined and the plan was terribly old."
Pros: "Great service!"
Pros: "Friendly crew, nice staff on the ground"
Cons: "Laggy wifi for "free entertainment ""
Pros: "I liked sitting next to my friends."
Cons: "Lack of leg room"
Pros: "We had a passenger who had a stroke and had to land in Denver to get her medical help. The crew handled it in a very profession manner."
Cons: "Food Can it be a health bar instead of small cookies."
Cons: "1 hour late. And when the pilot made announcements during the movie it would not pause. We missed parts of the movie. It was annoying."
Pros: "Aircraft was safe, clean and good media selection with power-outlets for mobile device. Good updates from the pilot and crew."
Cons: "No free wifi. Crew was late which delayed the flight. No Admirals Club access for AMX Plat card holders."
Cons: "We have flown to Europe recently on SAS and that airline was so much more comfortable than airberlin. Things we missed: personal TVs on the seats, good leg room (airberlin was quite cramped), and small attentions like a disposable towelette. I got no sleep on airberlin."
Cons: "Closed captioning or subtitling didn’t work on the app."
Cons: "1 out of 2 bags came on a later plane."
Cons: "On time departure and arrival"
Pros: "The boarding was fast and the flight was Short. Can’t say much about the food since the flight took only about over an hour. The crews were nice and friendly."
Cons: "The flight was delayed."
Pros: "Flight was fine"
Cons: "Please don't board us and then proceed to make us wait on the plane for an additional two hours. The flight is onnly 80 minutes... and we waited in our seats with no entertainment or services for two hours. Please do not board passengers when you know that we won't be able to take off -- that's ridiculous!"
Pros: "Friendly crew, on time and perfect landing"
Cons: "A very rude boarding agent insulted a young man from another country who was boarding in front of me. He misunderstood that they wanted him to check his luggage instead of carry it on. The agent yelled at him and shamed him in front of other passengers. United strikes again!! Seriously folks, you suck!"
Cons: "No leg room"
Cons: "Customer Service was poor Complete disregard for customer UA need to work with airport personnel to move luggage faster, especially for international travelers who have connecting flights. Ended up missing my connecting flight after waiting 1 hour for my luggage"
Pros: "My entire family was upgraded into better seats. For my two kids, they were moved into economy plus. My wife and I were upgraded to first class. I did not ask for the upgrade, nor was I charged for the upgrade. So as you can imagine we were all very pleased. Even our bag's were properly managed upon our arrival."
Cons: "Snack selecton was poor and there was no entertainment."
Cons: "Didn't like sitting in the middle and separated from husband who was traveling with me"
Pros: "Boarding was very easy , no long line , trip was on time ."
Cons: "slightly delayed"
Pros: "Nice staff"
Cons: "Leg room and seats are way too tight and uncomfortable and I am on the thinner side. Can imagine how hard for larger people. Really cringe at having to pay for check in luggage as very used to Southwest's 2 free."
Cons: "Worst flight I've ever had... stayed on the runway for 45 min and didn't say one word to the passengers"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "As with all other flights, no room to breath."
Pros: "Great flight attendants"
Cons: "Seats too small"
Pros: "Crew was friendly, flight was on time."
Cons: "Food is actually not applicable"
Pros: "Arrived safely and almost on time despite late departure."
Cons: "Boarded plane in nonsensical manner. Had to try to walk opposite the flow of traffic to find room in overhead luggage compartment. Plane was too cold."
Cons: "Lost $700 on this trip. The refund policy was extremely unclear, and the time window for valid trip insurance was extremely short. The purchase of insurance was useless."
Pros: "quick and easy flight"
Cons: "overhead wasn't full but they still tried to make me gate check my bag"
Pros: "Super friendly funny attendant"
Pros: "Always very easy to fly with united. Very friendly crew, and very helpful with my bag."
Cons: "Liked it all."
Pros: "Good movie options, quick boarding process."
Pros: "The crew that bothered to show up were fine, not overly friendly as they SHOULD have been due to the extreme delay."
Cons: "I checked in online and printed my ticket a few hours before my flight, so I was dropped off at the terminal where my gate was supposed to be. THEN after I get through security, I find out my gate has been changed to another terminal- one for international flights. I had to walk for 30 minutes with my heavy carry-on to find the correct gate. Then the flight was so incredibly delayed because a flight attendant decided to just not show up for work. So unprofessional! If the flight had been delayed because of uncontrollable conditions, then that would be another story, but come on! A flight attendant not showing up for work? That's pathetic."
Pros: "Great staff"
Cons: "Board unboard then wait for an hour to get a cleaning crew? Another h delay Of my 3 flights on this trip each one was considerably delayed"
Pros: "check in at a kiosk"
Cons: "everything was good"
Cons: "Same as above haven't even made it home yet. I recommend kayak not work with united unless u want to lose business."
Pros: "Short direct tv preview was lovely. Helped relax"
Cons: "I didn't like how late the flight was and we weren't getting information on what was happening."
Cons: "Didn't seat us together, although I selected seats at purchase."
Pros: "The crew was friendly"
Cons: "Some passenger were allowed to carry more them the 2 bag carry on rules."
Cons: "The flight was a little pricey, but that was to be expected from my short notice purchase!"
Pros: "This flight was very easy. There was a delay at the gate but we were notified and once we were able to board it was a very quick process. The flight was maybe half full which was also nice."
Cons: "No complaints on this flight"
Pros: "Flight was not completely full"
Cons: "Should have meal if flight is during normal dinner time"
Pros: "They were prompt and polite"
Cons: "Delayed flight so they transferred us to American which turned out to be delayed and we missed our connection in LA and had to stay the night. They could not find us on the computer system because of the transfer. We took the train home at our own expense. Not happy with costumer service. There was a lack of efficiency and care. We were in the air for 4.5 hours but spent two whole days traveling. No thank you united and American!"
Pros: "Everything else was fine."
Cons: "Once we boarded the flight people started getting text messages that there was mechanical issues and there would be a half hour delay. Crew didn't even know. Then pilot said there would be an hour delay because they had to wait for a "deadhead" pilot. That should be unacceptable."
Cons: "After sleeping in the airport all night, I was put in the seat next to the restroom which smelled really bad"
Cons: "very late."
Pros: "Both flights were early, which was nice for a change."
Pros: "I got to my destination safely."
Cons: "The endless delays, small leg room, small seating, pressurization of the cabin fluctuated which plugged my ears a lot."
Cons: "flight delay. no plane at the gate for 30 minutes after time to board."
Pros: "See first review"
Cons: "See first review"
Cons: "Flight two hours late"
Cons: "Since plane was delayed I missed my connecting flight so I had to stay the night in the San Fran airport for over 7 hours. For another 1 hour flight. With no accommodations or even a food voucher was just told to find a nice corner."
Pros: "I got to have a whole can of juice not just a small glass, yes, thank you."
Pros: "Nice. Clean."
Cons: "Small seats."
Cons: "That Airline stole clothes out of the luagage"
Cons: "Bags were lost by multiple passengers"
Cons: "Spend the extra money to get treated like a human. The savings aren't even that great after they nickel and dime you for literally everything. You save pennies to have the worst flying experience of your life."
Cons: "Ridiculous unbundled pricing. They charge for aisle seats. We paid $19 each for seats that were NOT the ones with extra leg room. They charge $40 for carry-on items. The attendant never asked us if we wanted anything to drink. When we requested something, she had to have a more senior attendant come tell us that only water is free. Soda is $2. A couple traveling with us bought the trail mix, which was incredibly stale. He asked for water, which he never received. Fly Frontier only if there are absolutely no alternatives."
Pros: "Smooth check in and friendly staff"
Cons: "Cannot recline the seats"
Pros: "The flight was quicker than expected"
Cons: "There was a few bugs crawling in the seat in front of me onto my food tray"
Pros: "Bigger plan. Not over booked"
Cons: "Price of food"
Cons: "No food"
Pros: "Unable to check in on line (as is recommended). Customer service would not allow callin check in. Check in machine at airport would not allow checkin. Counter person unable to process checkin, initially. At first denied I had a seat. Later found my seat. Seats were beyond comfortable. No room, if instructed to lower head for impact (anticipate law suite)."
Cons: "Long lines to check in. 1 hour wait at terminal while bags were being put on board. Uncomfortable seats that don't recline. Uncomfortable drop down table. No compensation for delay or wait at terminal in plane. Stewards attitudes. Just an overall unpleasant experience."
Pros: "Everyone was helpful"
Cons: "All of the additional fees were not disclosed ! Seating, carry-on baggage, food, etc."
Cons: "On both flights, the for sale snack options were poorly stocked... no menu cards in my row, when I asked for one (because they told us to chose before they got to us).... they brought me one that was torn and falling apart Most folks around me were surprised they couldn't get water or coffee without paying extra."
Pros: "Perfect landing"
Cons: "No wifi"
Pros: "Clean and good service"
Cons: "had to pay for things that were normally free on other airlines."
Pros: "it's not delay"
Cons: "No carry-on package allow with the price, it charges additionally $30/trip. Not good booking experience, the website was keep asking to add any additional charge to the fare. My total fare is totally different from what it's mentioned before because I have to add my bag and everything. The plane itself is not that clean, narrow leg room."
Pros: "While the planes were kind of old feeling, the pilots were top notch - giving us some of the smoothest landings I've experienced. :-)"
Cons: "Dinky tray tables. On-board staff was average."
Pros: "Happy energetic voice of pilot"
Cons: "Plane left an hour late."
Pros: "The plane was comfortable. Staff was friendly"
Cons: "There were significant delays without any notification whatsoever. If I hadn't looked on the website repeatedly I would not know of the changing departure times. No apologies or explanations were given while we all waited more than two hours."
Cons: "Delay after delay after delay"
Cons: "I've only experienced a lower-frills airline in Russia. Pay extra for soda, crackers. Thin padding on seats. Stewardess had "exciting news" for us all, proceeded to try and sell us a credit card for 7 minutes. Once the $40 extra per carry-on (not clearly indicated at purchase) is added in, you can fly a first-world airline for the same price and get a Coke. Never again, obvo."
Pros: "Good Fly, nice atention and good landing"
Cons: "the seats do not recline"
Cons: "Long delay in Denver boarding, due to, we were told, plane coming from Cancun, immigration delay, and weights and balances mechanism malfunction."
Cons: "I didn't like having to pay extra for my seat on both flights, pay for my carry on that didn't fit in your overhead compartment, and pay for my only carry on, a backpack. I paid for my flight, that should be the price of my seat and the things I need to travel. I pack light and I still had to pay an extra $100 on the day of my flight. VERY dissatisfied."
Cons: "Slow service after being 2 hours behind schedule."
Pros: "Price is comfortable"
Cons: "Seats are uncomfortable"
Cons: "Lost my bag, enough said"
Pros: "I liked who I sat next to."
Cons: "We had to pay for our carry on, our phones wouldn't scan for the ticket, lines were long, I had to run all the way back to print our tickets out, women working outside of the gate were so rude, no tv, thin and uncomfortable seats, just overall disappointing."
Pros: "Nothing I got stuck at Denver airport for 23 hours. From 11pm until 10pm the next night was when they offered me to fly back home."
Cons: "Really no care for the passengers."
Cons: "Size of tray table, no entertainment, no wifi, literally just sit uncomfortably and stare straight ahead. Man I used to love frontier but y'all are terrible now."
Pros: "The crew"
Cons: "The "new" seats are uncomfortable, cramped leg room, having to "buy" your seat and no complimentary soda or small pack of nuts (or pretzels). You pay a lot of $ for not even getting any of that. :("
Pros: "Check in was done quickly"
Cons: "Same as above"
Cons: "I do not travel alot and some of this was a disappointment. Making our plane reservation was easy. Then we went to pick our seat assignments. What a surprise when we had to pay more money to just choose our seats. This is a complete rip off for travelers. You already pay to much just to fly and then you pay additional money for seats? And then you pay more money to have a carry on bag. We put this bag under our seat, we carried this bag ourselves, no one from the airline touched this bag, another rip off. I have heard the airlines are not doing great, now I know why. You can include my entire name if you want. Jim Prueter"
Cons: "You pay for what you get, so if you pay cheap you get cheap. This airline has all of these little nickel and dime charges for everything. No complimentary drinks, $2 for a soda ridiculous! $40 carry on bag, $15-$35 seat selection, more ridiculous. And the seats are horribly uncomfortable, hard as rock and don't recline. Like some cheap school bus seats! Babies and kids screaming and crying! As much as it cost for all of the BS nickel and dime charges, you might as well pay the price to fly a better my comfortable airlines. With all of the charges it comes out to the about the same in the end!"
Pros: "Once I found out I have to for everything from carry on to water there was nothing to like about booking on Frontier."
Cons: "Was not aware they charge $40 per bag for a carry-on until we got to the ticket counter. The seats were very uncomfortable and I was very surprised you need to pay for drinks, which on any other airline would be complementary. Overall, very dissatisfied."
Pros: "overall it was good."
Cons: "I HATE the bag fees"
Pros: "Cheap if you have baggage."
Cons: "Cheap. No included snacks or drinks. No real tray table. Seats don't recline. Have to pay for all bags."
Pros: "Great company, good service, no complaints"
Cons: "You have to pay for food"
Cons: "Baggage fees were ridiculous and the seats were very uncomfortable. Take off and landings were very rough."
Pros: "Very nice crew. Smooth boarding - quick and efficient."
Cons: "Seats very uncomfortable."
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"
Pros: "That the pilot gave us an account of why the plane hadn’t taken off when it should have. he also told us if the great things coming with spirit airlines. The ticket agent let go the fact that despite my removing items from my suitcase it still remained heavy. I felt like he cared. It put a great smile on my face. I felt special as opposed to being nicked and dined like I usually feel with Sprit."
Cons: "Being nickeled and dinmed. Paying $3. for a can of soda."
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: "The snack selection on the flight and food package options were reasonably priced, and there were quite a few good options."
Cons: "We arrived at the airport and were through security over an hour prior to our flight's takeoff. We decided to grab breakfast at a restaurant approximately 2-3 gates down from our gate. We arrived back at our gate 17 minutes prior to the departure time and the door to the entryway was already closed. No spirit attendants remained at the gate to assist or inform us about who we should speak to regarding this matter. We sat at the gate and watched our flight take over 15 minutes to pull away from entryway with no one available to direct us. After the plane pulled away, a few Spirit staff members came back out the door to the gate, and when we inquired as to why our names were not called throughout the airport (as we heard many other names called while sitting at the airport) they informed us we would have to talk to the customer service desk if we had an issue. We went to the customer service desk and they put us on another flight, which did not depart until late that day. We went to the customer service desks of 3 other airlines attempting to find a sooner flight, and when we explained Spirit closed the gates 17 minutes early, each airline stated that the industry standard is 10 minutes. Not only does Spirit not follow the industry standard, but they also shut the gates 2minutes prior to Spirit's standard which is 15 minutes before the flight. Additionally, no effort was made to call our names prior to the flight, as is customary with all airlines. Two days later, we went to board our return flight, which a week prior to our trip we paid $585 to change to that day, and when we went to check in we were not scheduled to be on that return flight. We showed proof of switching our flight and luckily the attendant was able to get us on that flight, however, we were extremely rushed getting through security and due to Spirit's mistake almost missed this flight as well. If no seats would have been available we would not have been able to get home despite paying to switch the flight a week in advanced. Overall, we were very disappointed with our experience traveling with Spirit and would not recommend the airline to anyone. We are frequent travelers for both business and recreation and have never experienced such poor customer service."
Cons: "That I missed a flight"
Pros: "No way to contact wheelchair assistance when being dropped of to begin flight. Waited 30 minuted for a wheelchair. Had to ask Amer.Air agent for help. Other airlines are far more attentive. Seats need 2 more inches, felt squished. Very costly baggage policy, charge for carry- ons."
Pros: "Boarding went smoothly, flight was only 35 minutes delayed, plane looked clean."
Cons: "They don't offer any free beverages. You even have to pay $3 for water. Word of advice, come prepared! Bring snack/drinks, there is nothing complimentary offered. Also be sure to check in, buy any luggage, and print your ticket ahead of time. Otherwise the fee's are nuts!"
Pros: "Flight left somewhat on time, was somewhat cheaper than a United flight, and landed successfully. Buying the fast pass through security saved me no time, because the security lines were short as is."
Cons: "New-style seats on this flight were the least comfortable I have ever experienced. Not reclining is one thing, but this style provides minimal padding and minimal legroom to ensure as many people can be crammed onboard as humanly possible. I'm an averaged sized guy in his 20's, and when I got off the plane I felt like a 60 year old with chronic back issues."
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."
Cons: "Terminal at Chicago was disorganized, crowded,. Flight left late. Even arriving in Chicago was crazy as as getting off the plane we had to take a long detour winding through barricades on the runway, through two buildings, up a flight of stairs, before finally reaching an almost standing room only boarding area."
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: "The flight was cheap and I knew that would cost us in comfort but the cost effectiveness out weighed the lack of space. Overall the staff was friendly and the process of boarding was a breeze."
Cons: "Food was expensive if that was the route you chose to do."
Cons: "I was never advised that I need to inform Spirit that I missed my incoming flight, so my flight home was cancelled. I would like to be reimbursed for my flight back to Atlanta that I had to take on Delta. Please advise me of the process.."
Pros: "Prompt, took off on time. Seat was excellent."
Cons: "Nothing comes to mind"
Pros: "easy and on time"
Pros: "The crew was nice overall. You can have coffee raffles for free. Seats weren't too bad for 5 hours flights."
Cons: "The Microphones were too loud. the crew talked too much trying to sell the rewards card. It was frustrating that the carry on is too expensive. I paid $100 total for my carry on. I thought I was saving money using this airline but I end up paying more for fewer services. My flight was 5 house flight with no wifi service. nothing to entertain with. I don't think I would take this airline again unless its 1-hour flight with no carry-on."
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: "The hidden baggage fees and the delayed flight."
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: "The flight was great, the flight attendants also were very helpful and very nice great personalities which is always nice to find. Overall the four-hour experience was a nice experience thank you spirit"
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: "crew was curtious, and helpful"
Cons: "no leg space."
Pros: "Absolutely nothing"
Cons: "From the minute after booking my flight there were problems. The confirmation page with my flight details had the wrong flight. I had to talk to someone who I could hardly understand for over an hour to correct this issue. When I arrived for my flight it had been delayed 3 hours, then delayed 4 hours, then cancelled. Had to go back to the ticket desk where 100 other unhappy travelers had to wait for 3 ticket desk agents that were offering to reschedule my flight for the same time the following day. My confidence this airline would actually follow through with my new travel arrangements were absolutely zero. I requested a full refund and was unable to fulfill my travel plans. I would never book a flight on spirit airlines again and would go out of my way to prevent anyone I know from making the same mistake. Such a horrible excuse for an airline!!"
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: "Good amount of restrooms,"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seats bad food selection"
Pros: "3 hour delay, then an additional 2 more hours with no explanation. Our 4 hour flight from ORD to SAN was delayed for a total of 5.5 hours and we missed half a day of our vacation and almost missed an important work event."
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: "Space under the seat fit my backpack luckily."
Cons: "Baggage policy, everything had to be paid for, I ended up sittingin the middle, arrival time was delayed."
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."
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."
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"
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