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Anyone Flown Spirit Airlines?

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randyjet 1
Hello Dolly 1
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Miss Understanding 3
TinktheSprite 1
freebyrdll 1
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Identity Crisis 1
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SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 5 years ago -

How was it? They fee you to death but fares are lower. Would you fly them again?

Thanks! 

Miss Understanding --- 5 years ago -

The planes weren't very clean. Otherwise they were all right. I prayed that they kept their maintenance up.

On a related vein: The regional (small) carriers you end up getting these days under the name of a major airline (they do tell you its another carrier when you book) well they have more lenient regulations on maintenance as well which is how the major lines get away with not doing the plane upkeep. This is a concern. 

fuzz81 --- 5 years ago -

more lenient regulations on maintenance

Are you sure about this? The regulations are defined by the FAA, and I can't imagine that different carriers have different regulations. 

Zapper009 --- 5 years ago -

What did you think that "Miss Understanding" meant anyways????...lol 

AwesomeTattooedDragon --- 5 years ago -

Who cares? Lol- regarding the original question, I have, and I wasn't impressed- 

Jpgirl --- 5 years ago -

DO NOT do it- I have heard nothing good- everything from dirty planes to never on time. Dh' coworkers flew them- flight was supposed to leave 2 hours before dh's United flight- they ended up at the conference 2 hours after dh. This happened not once but 3 times. Silly coworkers you'd think they'd learn 

Donkey Hodie --- 5 years ago -

I flew with them once when I had to go to a funeral with no advance notice, and they were the cheapest carrier. Well, cheapest until you add in all of the fees. Yes, it was my fault because I didn't read the fine print, but they even charge for carry-ons!

They have the shortest leg room I've ever seen. Also, the padding on the seats is about a millimeter thick. That is not an exaggeration. It felt like they were just vinyl covered metal seats. The seats do not recline at all. The stewardesses were unhappy and blunt to the point of being rude. Probably because everyone was uncomfortable and unhappy themselves.

No beverage service. I half expected the bathrooms to be coin-operated.

After paying all the ridiculous fees, the flight ended up being only a few dollars (and I mean a few, like $8) cheaper than if I'd taken the non-stop direct United flight.

I will never fly Spirit again. I'd rather pay more money and sleep in the terminal to take a later flight the next day on a different carrier than ever go inside a Spirit plane ever again in my life. 

Miss Understanding --- 5 years ago -

Are you sure about this? The regulations are defined by the FAA, and I can't imagine that different carriers have different regulations.



I'm positive. Small regional carriers do not have to abide by the same regulations as the major airlines. Look it up! 

Miss Understanding --- 5 years ago -

(and I mean a few, like $8) cheaper than if I'd taken the non-stop direct United flight.


United is horrible also!!! 

Eclipse --- 5 years ago -

I'm positive. Small regional carriers do not have to abide by the same regulations as the major airlines. Look it up!

I spent 40 years in aviation as a Commercial Pilot and that simply is not true.

All Regional Air Carriers are certified to the same Federal Aviation Regulations, Part 121, as the Majors. That includes the same maintenance and flight crew safety standards.

Air Taxi Operators, on the other hand, are certified to Federal Aviation Regulations Part 135.

Look it up ... 

Tressa --- 5 years ago -

I have flown alot. Just booked a flight yesterday with Spirit. I've complaints. But price is worh any complaint I've had. 

witchywoman --- 5 years ago -

What kind of carriers are the ones that say, when you book a flight with United, in small print you see "this flight is operated by ___________"

Is that a regional carrier?

I thought they had lighter regs too. 

Hello Dolly --- 5 years ago -

I occasionally fly Spirit. Pay extra for the Big Seat (1st class). Your back will thank you for it. Those seats are padded, and the others really are minimally so. Also, this area and the "business class" area give you more space for legs. Pay up front (when you buy your ticket) for checking in your suitcase or taking a roller suitcase. Bring food and water on the plane with you, otherwise you have to purchase all of it. If you know what you're getting yourself into, you can handle it. I wouldn't fly it internationally, but the jump to Dallas or New Orleans (or I've also flown the Vegas, Chicago and Detroit) routes are fine. Lots cheaper, friendly pilots and staff, but thankfully don't go around shouting "good morning!!! or crowing like a rooster cheerfully after landing on a red eye flight (one reason why I don't fly Southwest) 

Eclipse --- 5 years ago -

What kind of carriers are the ones that say, when you book a flight with United, in small print you see "this flight is operated by ___________"

Is that a regional carrier?

I thought they had lighter regs too.


Yes, those are Regional Air Carriers and they are certified to the same Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR Part 121) as a Major Carrier.

All of their Operating Procedures / Programs / Practices, including Flight Crew Training, Maintenance Training, Drug Testing Requirements (which is actually a DOT requirement) must conform to the same exact standards as the large carrier.

With the exception of employee payscales (they pay less at a Regional Carrier) and the number of passenger seats on a Regional Aircraft (typically under 100 seats), the major difference between a Regional Air Carrier and a Major Air Carrier is its annual revenues. 

them --- 5 years ago -

Spirit is so bad that my company's travel department banned them.

I've had one experience with Spirit. I asked two of their employees what it's like to work for Spirit. Rather than get iced for repeating their words verbatim, I'll just say they were miserable and it showed.

Do yourself a favor. Don't fly Spirit. 

Identity Crisis --- 5 years ago -

I flew then in a pinch, but they were cheaper than everyone else. Small seats, but friendly staff. I would do it again. 

ACHS --- 5 years ago -

Try southwest no extra fees and you get two free checked bags. Driving to hobby is a pain but worth it for cheaper tickets. 

SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 5 years ago -

Well, today the trip begins!

Up at 3:45 to get to the airport for a 6:00 am flight.

Plane is delayed 30 minutes. As of now.

The only thing that matters to a woman up at 3:45 is COFFEE. The little alcove here in terminal A has a Starbucks......the line has to be an hour wait. I'm not doing that to pay $6.00 for a coffee, just a plain coffee. So, I venture just a bit down gate row and there I spy a teeny tiny little kiosk thingy. I see blueberry muffins!! And tho I see no coffee, I ask, as a desperate yet still mannerly weary traveler. she handed me the most beautiful sight! A cardboard cup! And gestures around the counter to a lone thermos pump. Cue some heavenly music! The Angels, and I, we were singing!

Spirit Airlines is caca. You were all right. Bag was over 40l lbs, it's for two people, and big. Extra $25 each way, aside from the original $36.00.

But nothing is going to ruin my vacation! I'm expecting to get hounded to death by Spirit. I'll never fly them again, here, here's my debit card!

Fun is expensive and I haven't had a lot of it. But this is why I work 7 days a week! Not to hand it over happily to Spirit but to hand it over happily because I deserve it!

Huzzah!

More later, on this here Spirit thread! ;) 

freebyrdll --- 5 years ago -

Enjoy!!! 

them --- 5 years ago -

Spirit Airlines is caca. You were all right.


Listening to people has never been your strong suit. Thinking you're always right is a sign of ignorance. 

THE BIRDS --- 5 years ago -

Are you still going to be Modding us to death while you are on "vacation?"

Mis understanding could not be more wrong about her statements. 

THE BIRDS --- 5 years ago -

Listening to people has never been your strong suit. Thinking you're always right is a sign of ignorance.

Ha-ha 

ugly yapper dog --- 5 years ago -

My issue with spirit is the seats are too close, theyer never on time, and no TSA pre line. Other than that the price cant be beat. They give you 1 carry on free. I probably wont fly them again. 

AwesomeTattooedDragon --- 5 years ago -

Dread and Birds- tell the truth! You're crush in' on Sifi! You'd pull on her pigtails if you could! Lol! 

randyjet --- 5 years ago -

Spirit is run by the same genius who created Valuejet which was the first virtual airline. They owned nothing and simply employed only the air crews. All else was outsourced to contractors who employed people who knew nothing about airlines. The recent bingo fuel emergency that they had at Fargo,ND had the two executive pilots flying it. They took off for the airport even though it had been NOTAMed CLOSED for their arrival time. Then they compounded the situation by trying to show the other pilots how little fuel they needed to take on board. Thus they ran short of fuel when they found the airport closed and did not have enough fuel to divert or hold until the airport openned again. That shows the kind of management and safety culture they have. Once again, these guys will make the wrong kind of headlines again with more dead pax sooner rther than later. 

SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 5 years ago -

Spirit Airlines is caca. You were all right.


Listening to people has never been your strong suit. Thinking you're always right is a sign of ignorance.





And being nasty for no reason means You really are a jerk, lol. Glad you're making sure everyone knows it. Now, continue on trolling the internets, it's a full time job for you. 

TinktheSprite --- 5 years ago -

Fun is expensive and I haven't had a lot of it. But this is why I work 7 days a week! Not to hand it over happily to Spirit but to hand it over happily because I deserve it!


There you go! Having fun is what matters. Getting from Point A to Point B is just a necessary evil. I hate traveling. But I LOVE being at new destinations! 

Judge Smails --- 5 years ago -

And being nasty for no reason means You really are a jerk, lol. Glad you're making sure everyone knows it. Now, continue on trolling the internets, it's a full time job for you.


Everyone that disagrees with you is not a troll. Just as everyone that disagrees with Obama is not a racist.

Why not take a vacation from your power trip? 

SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 5 years ago -

Yeah, "nword please" bc you are so legit with your racist screen name.

Troll brigade. 

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