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I had reservations March 17, 2019 @ 6:45 am In Arlington Texas flying to Atlanta GA. We arrived @ 6 am. They were giving my niece a hard time because her ID has her middle initial on it. After 30 mins of talking they agreed to accept the birth certificate angling with the ID. By the time we got to board the plane had left. I was assured a $400 credit (ticket cost) I have emails and personally talked to Spirit employees in person and over the phone that day and after the long drive back to GA. Today I tried to use the credit I was informed that I didn’t have one and my flight was marked as a No Show. The representative was very rude and wouldn’t transfer me to a supervisor.
My flight was delayed for several hours. No compensation whatsoever. Just sit and wait. I was to Arrive from Detroit Michigan to Las Vegas at 7:25 p.m. with all the delays I arrived at 1:30 a.m. a loss of several hours off my vacation. Let’s add another $130 for carry ons. My purse was considered my carry- on. So cheap ticket yes, add another $130 to it, not so cheap. Never again will I consider flying Spirit airlines. A total rip-off.
First time passenger with Spirit Airlines, and LAST TIME!!! Flew in on flight 754 from Orlando to Philadelphia On May 4, 2019. I know you hit turbulence, but the way the pilot handle the situation was horrific! Never prayed so much in my life!!! Poor children crying and screaming, literally thought we were going to crash! Will never fly with Spirit Airlines again!!!
After hours of being online and then on the phone to make a reservation, first you can ONLY book by talking to a COMPUTER VOICE. They don't pay human beings. After the long and tedious preparation of the reservation, they say, "We will now connect you to a live agent to complete your booking". I am typing this as I wait already 35 minutes to "complete my booking". I accidentally hit on the 9.00 "fare club" Where NOWHERE can you see the 59.00 charge for the "club" which I clicked on by mistake. I am disputing this charge and will NEVER PAY it and NEVER FLY THIS FIFTH RATE WORTHLESS "AIRLINE". You lose your mind trying to get customer service!!! SPIRIT AIR HAS NONE!!!! AVOID!!!!
I have flown Spirit from Detroit to Fort Lauderdale over 15 times. No issues. However, Detroit to Oakland-major issues. First time: Detroit to Vegas to Oakland. Stranded in Vegas for over three days. Hotel costs, food, transportation etc. It added up. People were literally crying due to exhaustion etc. I figured every airline has issues at some point. Booked a flight from Oakland to Detroit. Canceled the second DAY in a row-with NO notice. I'm missing my friend's college graduation. I built in an extra TWO days to get there. So please, if you have an important event or deadline- DO NOT fly Spirit. I can't tell you how painful it is to not see my friend walk for her Master's degree.
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There will never be a next flight. Your company is criminal and I hope class action lawsuits are filed. You send an email and the app says there is a 2 1/2 hour flight delay (5pm to 7:30) so we don't rush to the airport. Then at 5:12 you send an email (nothing was changed on the app) that the flight is departing at 6:10. We get to the airport at 5:45 and they close the gate with at least 25 people in line.
We convince them to let us through and we run to the gate (where the plane is pushing off). The attendant tells us there was only two seats left. You have the nerve to tell us we missed the flight. You oversold the flight, booked all the standbys and screwed the customers that had reservations. We got no hotel voucher, no food voucher and had to fend for ourselves. Why would you change the departure time if you don't honor it? The app obviously means nothing. Me and my wife lost a day of work and almost lost our jobs, was forced to stay another hotel night, food, had to add home care, dogsitting and lost at least $500. And when we called we were basically laughed at. I absolutely hate Spirit and will never travel again. Get ready for the smear campaign. Not that you care.
There was a glitch in the system in regards to their price and they wanted a me to pay more money. I asked to cancel the flight and it was less than a hour that it was purchased. Spirit informed me that they will not reinburse the flight because it is under seven days of departure date. My mistake was going back to an airline in which I had bad experience before hoping that it changed when it just got worst. STAY AWAY from this airline!
Never again! Arrived at Fort Myers airport to fly to Boston on Sat April 20th. Flight delayed over 2 hours, only to have them cancel it. Best we could find was a JetBlue flight out of Orlando on Monday. So missed Easter w/ the family and had to rent a car to drive to Orlando. Now I'm on hold w/ Spirit trying to get my money back for the flight that they cancelled.
I've flown hundreds of times. I will never fly Spirit Airlines nor refer anyone to ever fly them. The tickets are cheap but then they charge you high prices for everything else. The checked bag weight limit is even lower than the standard so they can charge you overweight fees. They want you to pay to set for seat assignment or they just seat you wherever on the plane. Nothing is complimentary. It's all crazy priced. Luckily my flight was only a couple hours because the flight attendants were so unprofessional and the seats are so crazy close. It's the worst flight I've ever had. Pay a few extra bucks and enjoy your flight with a different airline.
Spirit Airlines is the worse airline I have ever flown with. They charge for everything and cancel flights when no other airline cancels. The staff are rude. Carry-on costs more than checked bags. They do not offer anything to drink/snack complimentary on the plane. They charge for putting you on the next flight which may be 5 or more hours later. They act like they are doing you a favor. This was the worse experience I have ever dealt with-with an airline. I will tell everyone I know to never fly with them. They are classless and do not deserve to share the same space with other reputable airlines in an airport.
On 4/21/19 Easter Sunday, I showed up to airport at 8:00 AM for my 10:00 AM flight to Cleveland. My flight was delayed 45 minutes. I check in and go through security. As I am sitting there waiting to board my flight, I receive an email that my flight has been canceled. I look at other flights in the area and no other airline is canceled, but Spirit to find out it was canceled due to crew related issues... I proceed to wait in line for 4.5 hours to try and get a new flight. At this point, I already know I have missed Easter with my family and frustrated because I have been standing in a line all day.
My gf who I took was crying and wondering why no one could help us out and what made it so difficult to reschedule us a new flight. We went through 5 different employees and each of them would disappear and come back 1 hr later. Some of the employees couldn’t figure out why only one boarding pass printed and just gave up and left me there wondering when am I ever going to get home and how much longer will I waste my Easter sitting in an airport. I also wondered why only Spirit airlines had delays and cancellations. All your employees were yelling at each other and no one worked on helping me out. I had the worst experience of my life with Spirit airlines. I cannot believe you facilitated in such a manner and no one knew how to get my issue resolved. I waited and waited and I am confused on why it was so hard to be helped. I am scared to ever take Spirit again and have to deal with what I went through.
Our flight out of O'Hare is now delayed 3 hours. We also learned that many flights from Spirit are usually delayed. Apparently this is not a rare occurrence. What's the point of being so economical if you are not reliable. People lose connecting flights because of this poor service. Leaving Ft. Lauderdale, the lines were horrific too. We almost lost our flight. I guess we get what we paid for. Never again, that's for sure!
On March 5th I booked a flight from Houston to Chicago for Spring Break for my boys and I. My flight got booked from Chicago to Houston, I immediately called Spirit Air to notified them of their error and they told me that the only way they could change me to the correct flight is if I pay $1,500 more. I told them that I was not interested and to cancel my flight and requested a refund. I was then told that in order for them to give me a refund, was that I had to put out a claim, which I did. I did everything that they asked me to do even called many times and all they've done is give me the run around. Our vacation was ruined and my money was taken out of my account. I will never book with Spirit Air. I prefer and recommend Southwest.
They did not give me any of their policies regarding cancellation. They kept my whole fare as a cancellation and after calling customer service, holding and being on the line with them for 39 minutes, I was no closer to a resolution. They are horrible, I would suggest that you fly with any other airline than them. There is a reason that they are rated the worst airline to fly with, I wish I had known that prior to booking my flight.
I made 2 reservations on March 2, 2019 to Orlando FL. The reservation stated that I had 24 hrs to cancel so that I can get my money back. But it didn't say anything else in reference of cancellation. I also purchase insurance. On March 20, 2019 I had to cancel due to I was traveling with my son and he had to change dates. Because I didn't have the money in my credit card, I canceled first and I was waiting for Spirit to credit my account. I waited 5 business days. I called today (03/28/2019) to find out that I have an account with them and I have a credit. In other words I HAVE TO MAKE RESERVATION WITH THEM OR I WILL LOSE MY MONEY!!! Also they say I have only 6 months to get a reservation. They also took $90 per ticket cancellation fee. So, I'm not getting all my money. The insurance only cover if you are dying or ill. What a rip off. Don't recommend this airline to no one. I'm losing almost $800 on a flight I canceled.
Spirit Air is the worse airlines ever. They charge for everything and they don’t advise you if you’re getting charge for something. I have seat assigned when I checked in online. When I arrive at the desk I asked if there’s any seats closer to the front and the rep said yes and so I said I’ll take those. Next thing I knew saw a charge on my credit card. She did not inform me but it will cost me $50 for some tiny space seat just like the regular seats. I flew with the other lines and have asked for a better seat with no extra charge. Never fly with this airline, they’re a rip off.
I have booked 5 flights with Spirit Airlines since December 2018. Not one time did the customer service rep number or the website operate correctly. First it was a server error. Next it was a technical difficulty. Then the entire website was down. Then I was double charged on my VISA. Each time, I had to call to clarify and most often with a customer service representative who knew absolutely nothing and could not speak English.
Today, I arrived for a return flight from Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands. Conveniently, they said that I had not pre-paid for my checked bag to return home. Really? That’s not what my itinerary said. But before I could move forward through customs, I had to pay Spirit not $35 but $50 so that I could get my bag home. Beware of this airline. Their re-branding efforts have been excellent. The crew is always wonderful. It’s the other part that is impossible to deal with, and that’s the most important part! It’s my money, and I think I need to spend it wisely. Goodbye Spirit! You are no better than you used to be. BEWARE. Not even a return call as a courtesy.
My experience with Spirit airline was always the worse ones that you could have with an airline. This time was something really unprofessional, disrespectful, and frustrated. In my coming back flight to my destination I got my bags opened and stole. Meaning the people that put the bags from the airplane to the section that we get the bags, opened my bags went thru everything to try to find something that I don’t know what because I just had used clothes and winter clothes.
They stole all my winter clothes and Spirit want me to prove that I had the clothes while their office in the airport didn’t had all the things to make a full complaint because they couldn’t weight my bag because didn’t had a weight machine. Really good office! And now I don’t have my winter clothes, I waited for almost an hour to get my open bags, and I don’t get nothing back from them that would be helping my side.
After trying many times to book with 5+ agents via phone call, I was not able to book a simple flight and neither were they. They said their computer system was down? This went on for THREE DAYS with still no satisfaction. Although they kept apologizing, they offered NO solution and NO extras for the inconvenience.
They suck and I hope they go out of business! Their customer service is terrible. There really is no customer service. They are rarely on time and their seats are uncomfortable and they nickel and dime you to death!
When my flight was canceled. I called Spirit to see what my options were but kept getting disconnected. My husband went online to book a different flight. When the confirmation came back the dates were wrong. I tried calling Spirit but kept getting disconnected. I was also getting charged cancellation fees. I went to Spirit in DIA. The ticket agent gave me a different flight that didn’t meet any of my preferences and charged me over twice the amount I originally paid for. She said anything else would cost over $400.00. Thinking I didn’t have a choice I took it.
Shortly leaving I had a feeling to check their availability. I found one that meet my needs and $100 cheaper. I was already driving home on bad roads and decided to call when I got to a stopping point. Could not get through until 1am the agent wanted to charge me an $152 on what I had already paid. I decided to call a manager. He would not help because I was out of the 24 hour period. I told him when I first got through it was 1am - not out of the 24 hour period. This did not matter.
All in all my flight that cost $116 turns to $352. I spent several hours on hold, I was stuck in Denver for two nights because of weather, I was lied to - taken advantage of, very bad customer service. I understand they cannot control weather and there are extra fees to change flights but when someone has already paid for a service but when a cyclone hits you should help people not take advantage of them. While at the airport I was standing next to Delta and they were taking care of all their customers making sure they got where they needed to go.
On March 17 my parent are going to travel from Baltimore to Miami in the morning and now the check in appeared the the fly separate of me on evening fly. They are handicap. My mom is deaf and she had two implants in her legs. She can’t walk and my dad had not have memory. The airline separate both parent from me and the airline and CheapOair together. They created the big problem to two old people who need assistant with special needs. We spoke to Rose in Spirit the agent number ** and she said that I have to paid $200 if I do not paid the airplane is sold out to change my special needs parent to my fly and then I spoke to the supervisor Jorge with #** and He said no more space in the airplane.
Purchase was easy and inexpensive! Check in was fast and painless! The flight itself was great and on time! The whole process was organized and the flight attendants were friendly and professional!
This airline is such a joke. I flew with them last month. My brother purchased the ticket for me unexpectedly. They charged $185 bucks for luggage. They charge more for a carry then it being put under the plane. Smh. Unreal. I will never fly with spirit ever again. Rude. Planes are old, everything costs money. Honestly I would rather purchase a more expensive ticket with a different airline than fly with you guys again.
Updated on 03/11/2019: I had to come back and write another review. My $150 luggage is completely damaged after tonight’s horrible experience with this flight. This by far the worst flying experience, a horrific night for me and my kids. They only refunded me $50 out of the $600 flight I paid. Mind you I paid $185 for luggage. One thing is for sure... I won’t be using Spirit Air nightmare flight! Don’t recommend this BS flight!!!
Original Review: This airline is the most horrible airline. I tried to check in early so I wouldn’t be rushing with my kids. I paid my baggage $85 to check myself in online and when I went to the baggage check in I was charged an additional $100 for overweight baggage. When I went to the gate told me I had missed the flight and I was there on time. Apparently they departed 1 hour earlier. We weren’t inform of the early departure. Mind you I was with my young kids. I had to wait 8 hours for the next flight with my 2 kids. Horrible experience ever and I’m done with this flight. I WILL NEVER FLY WITH SPIRIT!!! Do yourself a favor and don’t use this flight.
Customer service lady tells customers, "We are like talking to air." ** you Spirit airlines and your crappy help. The Better Business Bureau should shut Spirit or like I like to call them Spit On You Airlines. Scammers, do not buy a ticket from these **.
They provide good transportation at a low cost to your destination. This means no frills and you will pay for everything that is not your personal transportation. Once you understand that you can travel just about anywhere pretty cheap.
Paid for a ticket with my Belgian Malinois service dog. The configuration of the plane showed plenty of room for him. Called disability customer support to confirm this and the woman who wanted me off the phone as soon as possible said it had 20" from the end of the seat to the next seat in front of me. Ok that seems reasonable. Confirmed this 3 times and asked if it's advisable for me to purchase a first class seat. She said, "No. This seat will have the same room as an emergency exit row."
When we boarded the plane nothing could be further from the truth. My dog had about 8 inches between the end of my seat and had to worm his way under the seat. He's highly trained and did very well but this should've never happened. Called customer support. They outsource to the Philippines and Guatemala. Nothing here in the states. These people sit in call centers and have no real connection to this airline. They read from scripts and can't make any executive decisions. There's a massive disconnect on this airline. Customer service never did resolve my flight back and sent me automated messages via Facebook.
Sat on hold next day waiting for a live human and they were clueless about my issue and had no desire to resolve it. Same circles of reading from scripts and telling me I have the "best" care. What? As happy and la la as their marketing is - don't believe it. The top genuinely could give a rat's ** about your experience. The flight back was even worse. Took me 2 days to recover from this disaster. My dog was exhausted from this near 5 hour flight.
I purchased their flight insurance because my dad was sick and my wife and I might have to change our flights. “BIG MISTAKE.” You have to get information that is beyond what you are able to get from some else’s doctor. Huge ripoff. Will never fly with them again. “BIG JOKE.”
Let me also begin this review by stating that I am fully responsible for missing my initial flight on a round trip ticket that I purchased through Spirit Airlines. This ticket was set for Feb 28 departure date and a return date of March 4th from Dallas to Jacksonville. Because I missed the initial flight I purchased a one way ticket to Jacksonville with the assumption that my return flight ticket back to Dallas was good. I just found out tonight (March 2) that Spirit voided my return flight because I missed my initial flight.
After calling the manager for verification I was told that in the future, I was to call Spirit within one hour before departure time in order to request that my return flight ticket be "saved" from being voided. I was then told that even if I was to submit such a request, that my ticket may STILL be voided. Needless to say that this poor quality of service by this company as a whole is appalling that they can void tickets without paying a refund for the ticket that hasn't even been used yet. Will definitely not use this airline and will definitely advise others not to use this.
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