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“Nickel and dime ya to death.”
Review of Spirit Airlines


Reviewed 6 April 2018

My hubbie booked it and was not aware of extra charges for luggage. 1 carry-on $25 2 checked in bags $50 ea..EACH WAY!! So $250 later. Only 40lb/bag. Most airlines are 50lbs We got 'lucky'...lol and got to fly on brand new equip. on the way home. Standard on these planes is, the seat DON'T recline AT ALL. As well the 'tray' was EXTREMELY SMALL! As well the 'pouch' below no longer exists. There is only 2 thin pieces of elastic criss-crossed to hold plane info and barf bag. WE WILL NEVER FLY SPIRIT AGAIN!!! No in-flight entertainment avail. at all. If you want any over-priced food or drink,, you better have a credit card.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Spirit Airlines is no scam; you get what you pay for. This was my first time flying Spirit, and to be honest, I expected much worse for how much I payed ($125 round trip!) First off, if you are flying Spirit, do not plan on packing much because the baggage fees end up costing about as much as your ticket. The fee for a carry-on is already $26, and most people can not fit everything into a carry on bag. So, checked bags are $40, and if they weigh more than 40 ibs, you end up paying even more. Round trip, our family's bags cost $224 (crazy expensive). Aside from that, everything else on Spirit is pretty cheap but serviceable. The plane we flew was very new and clean as they have one of the youngest fleets in the world, but the seats were like cardboard and the legroom was extremely small. However, the flight attendants and other staff are very welcoming and act just like any other airline. Also, nothing on Spirit is free (even water). YOU MUST PAY FOR EVERYTHING ON SPIRIT EXPECT FOR GOING TO THE BATHROOM!!! Ends up costing around 40 if you get snacks and other things. Overall, Spirit Airlines was a basic and average experience, but would fly again for the exceptionally low prices.

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Thank Liam O
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

We decided to try Spirit because of the price. Didn't turn out so well. By the time we paid for our luggage the price was no less then any other carrier. The seats are so close to the ones in front and they don't recline, and you are charged for pretty much everything. The flight attendants were great and very funny. The only thing worth laughing about.

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Thank Lounap211
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Use spirit all the time for my son to go between newark nj and myrtle beach. He is a college student so this pay for what you want is a less expensive way to get home when needed. Took flight home to NJ and the flight was cancelled and earliest flight was next day. Only use this airline if not important to be somewhere like home for spring break or summer. I used United flight one way to get him to a wedding in Maine because timing of flight imperative and didn't need one more thing to worry about but flew him back on Spirit because timing didn't matter. Airline was fine, but anticipate paying for what you want.

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Thank kathymR8598RK
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Great flights round - trip. Excellent crew, very kind and hospitable, more so than the staff at Our unforgettable experience at the Hilton Lake Bueno Vista Disney Springs! Spent over $1,000.00 before even stepping off the plane. ( Airline tickets, Hilton Lake Bueno Vista Disney Springs Room ) Just wish we would have stayed somewhere else... never again!

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Thank Tim G
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