Jump to content

Photo

Bad airline choice????


  • Please log in to reply
19 replies to this topic

#1 hollisandsteph

hollisandsteph
  • Jr. Member
  • 419 posts

    Posted 12 February 2008 - 04:47 PM

    We just recently booked our airfare and since have read some really horrible reviews!!We decided to go with the ecomomy airline SpiritAir since we have spent so much on the wedding. I know you get what you pay for but now I am really worried about delays and overbooking. Someone even mentioned in one review that they ran out of fuel on one trip and had to stop at a Miltary base to fill up and was stranded there for 3 hours!! So has anyone flown this airline and can give me some reassurance?? I am flying from Detroit, MI to Montego bay in May. Thanks!!!

    #2 lucy106

    lucy106
    • Sr. Member
    • 2,880 posts

      Posted 12 February 2008 - 04:51 PM

      I have flown on this airline from Chicago to Tampa but never internationally. It was just fine for that flight. I mean no frills but no problems either. I always find with those reviews there are always some that are no good. Some people always need to complain. I doubt a military base would allow a plane to land on their runway these days but who knows.

      #3 melglnh2o

      melglnh2o
      • Sr. Member
      • 1,016 posts

        Posted 12 February 2008 - 04:56 PM

        I have flown SpiritAir many times. I flew to Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Mexico and the Virgin Islands. All flights were from Washington DC and I only had one problem with all those flights. It was about an hour and a half delay but they ended up giving us a free voucher of $100 towards a future flight. Not too bad in my cases. I would recommend them.

        #4 hollisandsteph

        hollisandsteph
        • Jr. Member
        • 419 posts

          Posted 12 February 2008 - 06:50 PM

          I know people generally only leave comments when they have something bad to say. That is what I kept telling my fiance' but he has in his head that it is gonna be bad. He worries way tooo much..lol I just was hoping to get some good comments to help ease both our minds alittle

          #5 jillhiggins

          jillhiggins
          • Banned
          • 386 posts

            Posted 12 February 2008 - 07:11 PM

            Hey,

            I just returned from my first flight with Spirit Airlines...no problems.

            I will mention a few things though that may help you in planning...

            1. The leg room is really tight. I mean - leg room is always tight in coach - but on Spirit - it is TIGHT. And I don't mean "tight" in a good way! lol
            So...you may want to book an aisle seat so you can stretch your legs.

            2. You have to pay for any checked luggage. I didn't know this when I booked. Thankfully I saw this when I went to confirm my schedule a few days before the trip. If you pay for your luggage BEFORE you get to the airport - it is half price.

            3. You will have to pay for anything you want to eat or drink on the plane and they don't accept cash. So...have a debit card or credit card ready if you want to do that.

            #6 Jerzzygirl

            Jerzzygirl
            • Jr. Member
            • 203 posts

              Posted 12 February 2008 - 11:03 PM

              We have flown Spirit many times out of Atlantic city to florida and Jamaica and EVERY flight has been perfect. I prefer Spirit because it flys out of AC and I dont have to travel to the bigger airports of philly or newark. The only hassel is for mexico and jamaica we have to switch planes in fort lauderdale. But for the price I dont think you could beat it. We just went to florida 2 weeks ago on the spur of the moment I booked 3 days before flight and we paid 55.00 WITH TAX each. So DONTTT WORRY, Anything could cause a delay with ANY airline.

              #7 hollisandsteph

              hollisandsteph
              • Jr. Member
              • 419 posts

                Posted 13 February 2008 - 10:58 AM

                I am sooo relived to hear that there are definatly good experiences. It makes me feel much better. Anyone ever travel with a wedding dress on Spirit??

                #8 hollisandsteph

                hollisandsteph
                • Jr. Member
                • 419 posts

                  Posted 14 February 2008 - 09:43 PM

                  I am kinda frustrated now. I called Spirit Air today and they said that inorder for me to take my wedding dress as a carry-on I would have to be able to fold it and put it in the overhead compartment. My dress is light and not too bulky but still, I really do not want to do this. I was told other airlines would store it in the captins closet. I am really wishing I would have researched this alittle better!!!

                  #9 Yari

                  Yari
                  • VIP Member
                  • 10,928 posts

                    Posted 14 February 2008 - 09:48 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by hollisandsteph
                    I am kinda frustrated now. I called Spirit Air today and they said that inorder for me to take my wedding dress as a carry-on I would have to be able to fold it and put it in the overhead compartment. My dress is light and not too bulky but still, I really do not want to do this. I was told other airlines would store it in the captins closet. I am really wishing I would have researched this alittle better!!!
                    Oh no that stinks. Perhaps you will get a nice airline steward and they will hang it up for you.

                    #10 hollisandsteph

                    hollisandsteph
                    • Jr. Member
                    • 419 posts

                      Posted 16 February 2008 - 01:01 PM

                      I am praying that is the case. I have to decided which stance to take. The super-nice kill the stewardesses with kindness so they feel the should help me out or sick my no nonsence BM who is traveling with me and will complain until she gets results on them....hhhmmmmm LOL I think I will try the first option first! If that doesn't work, I will have my BM do my dirty work..:-) j/k




                      0 user(s) are reading this topic

                      0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users