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Spirit Airlines


8,858 reviews
Headquarters: 2800 Executive Way, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33025 (801) 401-2200 Website
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Innsbruck
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10 reviews
5 helpful votes
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We did our booking before reviewing the customer ratings. Once we saw the many very bad ratings, we became quiet afraid of this flight, but I must say the experience was eventually much better than anticipated! I have flown on many different low cost carriers all over the world and after the experience we made with Spirit I would rank...

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Domestic Economy Newark - Fort Lauderdale

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Hicksville, New York
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52 reviews
23 helpful votes
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There was a 2 1/2 hour delay with no reason given. I appreciate the airlines accommodating today's need for charging station but the way they are configured, there are not enough seats either at the station or in regular seats (which have been reduced in number to make room for the stations). It is ridiculous that I had to site...

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Domestic Economy New York City - Myrtle Beach

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Tecumseh, Canada
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10 reviews
4 helpful votes
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Although I’m aware that this wa low budget airline I was still dumbfounded by their lack of organizational skills and poor management skills. On checking in at kiosk I was looking to where to deposit my checked luggage. The line up was so very long with some waiting already two hrs to check their luggage. No one came to organize...

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Domestic Economy Boston - Detroit

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Westchester, New York, United States
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
2 helpful votes
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All though the flight was good, the seat was spacious and comfortable, the bathroom was clean, the staff was nice and funny, we left on time BUT, I WILL NEVER FLY WITH SPIRIT AGAIN BECAUSE OF THE FEES!!!!!!! ~They charge $50 Per bag, each way If you don't print out your own boarding pass they charge you $10 Per person...

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Domestic Economy Newark - Orlando

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Venice, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
8 helpful votes
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My first experience flying on Spirit was pleasant. I purchased an “under the seat” rolling bag for my son and I -in compliance with airline requirements. Traveling light was expeditious. Preboarding was orderly and polite. Flight departed on time and actually arrived 15 minites early. Deplaning was brisk. I liked that they fly all new planes. Our trip was a...

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Domestic Economy Tampa - Detroit

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Thank Mamaloves2
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For what it is, it wasn't terrible. I should have done some research into what I was to be doing before I got there. We showed up at the airport in Cancun at 7 am. There was nothing there indicating that spirit would be located at the booths it was located so we were confused as to where we were...

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USA Economy Cancun - Baltimore

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Thank Thomas M
Level 6 Contributor
124 reviews
13 helpful votes
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In the end it is not so cheap because you have to pay extra for each suitcase you check, the seats are not comfortable and the flight had a delay of more than 3 hours at O'hare

Domestic Economy Chicago - New York City
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Thank Flops75
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
Reviewed yesterday
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Spirit was actually not bad. For what we paid it's great. We did not encounter any issues what so ever and my fights were even early. I'm satisfied. likely to fly with them again.

International Economy Fort Lauderdale - Cartagena
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Thank Jeffry A
Groton, Connecticut
2 reviews
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I booked on Priceline so I should have went to review the baggage policy, but most airlines are about the same, so I thought!! Not this airline- they charge for Carry Ons. Went to check in and had $110 extra charge that I was not expecting! So the “cheap tickets” weren’t really cheap! (You get what you pay for!!) the...

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Domestic Economy Oakland - Las Vegas

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Willington, Connecticut
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
14 helpful votes
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Flight was decent. First time flying Spirit. Flight attendants were friendly and polite. Tighter fit in the row of seats. No TV. EVERYTHING costs extra. Wasn't cost officiant for me. I wasn't impressed that they over booked the flight both directions and were asking people to give up their seats. I would think in today's day in age, it would...

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Domestic Economy Hartford - Myrtle Beach

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“Bring own drink & snack! Water/soda $3 ea. Trays are tiny& a can of soda or bottle of water is all that can fit.”
sbbink, 21 Aug 2018 | Read review
“Research before you purchase.. Bag Fees are not worth the upcharge.”
princessvaleriem, 21 Aug 2018 | Read review
“Must purchase Big Seat to be comfortable and do everything on-line before your flight.”
jamesbV5620NE, 20 Aug 2018 | Read review
“Bring your own snacks and beverage for long flights. Carefully check and follow baggage rules.”
DrTracyD, 20 Aug 2018 | Read review
“Get a seat by the emergency exit, there is extra leg room. Buy a beverage or snack before getting on the plane.”
Mamabear451, 20 Aug 2018 | Read review
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About Spirit Airlines
Florida-based Spirit Airlines (NK) flies non-stop to more than 55 destinations in the United States, Caribbean, Central America and South America. The carrier, which is not part of a major airline alliance, operates a fleet configured entirely with Economy Class seating. For an additional fee, passengers can reserve Big Front Seats, which are wider seats with more legroom located at the front of the plane. Travelers can also pay additional fees for checked baggage and onboard drinks and snacks. Spirit Airlines has two operating bases: Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) and Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport (FLL).

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