Spirit Airlines True and Realistic Review
ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY -- Initially, I was extremely skeptical about this airline because of all the bad reviews I've seen. I had so many preconceived notions about this place but I can honestly say that it was not as bad as people made it seem.
Cost/Pricing of flight
My friend and I flew from Atlantic City International to Atlanta Georgia during Labor Day weekend of 2013. The total cost for both of our round trip flights came up to $387.00.
Cost/Pricing of luggage
Now I must say, I'm use to the regular baggage policy where you are allowed to have a free carry-on and a personal bag and any check in bag will cost you about $25. It's a tad bit different at Spirit. The only free bag that you're allowed to carry onto the plane Is your ONE personal bag. Everything else must be checked in. Now I joined the $9 Fare Club which allowed me to only have to pay $25 for a checked bag. Regularly it'll cost $35 dollars to check a bag. It's a little annoying but keep in mind that the flights are super cheap.
The one thing I didn't like is the 40 lbs weight limit for the check in bag. Usually airlines will set a limit of 50 lbs for check in bags. However I came prepared with a rather large tote to use as my personal bag and I just stuffed as much as I could into the bag and was on my way.
The Flight & Customer Service
The flight was pretty good. It took off on time and arrived to the destination 20 minutes before the expected arrival time. Now they don't give you any complimentary snacks or beverages, you do have to purchase all snacks except for water and ice, but that didn't bother me because it was only an hour and 15 minute plane ride. They didn't lose my luggage and it was in tact when I received it. The staff at the airport and the plane were very kind and patient. After reading the reviews I was expecting to come in contact with a bunch of monsters, but they were totally cool. No complaints
I'm unsure if others were expecting luxury plane rides for low prices. But for what I paid for the overall flight, the service was up to par. Now if you're use to fling lavishly, you may want to get a jet and fly, but if you're like me and you want to make sure your comfortable, safe, in a clean environment and saving a little money.. then Spirit is definitely the airline for u