Spirit Airlines Compliment - First time Spirit flyer - impressions
ATLANTA, GEORGIA -- I took my first flight on Spirit Airlines on Friday, Sept. 21st - flying for a long weekend to Florida for my daughters 4th birthday. I booked these seats about a month ago, one of the 'too good' to be true ticket sales from Spirit ( grand total of 65$ for 3 people round trip - includes 10$ for one checked bag). After booking it, I did some quick looking around and finding this site I was terrified that I had just stranded my family in Florida after reading complaint after complaint about the airline.
I just felt I should come here and give kudos where due as I know it is almost always the complaints that get voiced and never the compliments. The flight from Atlanta to Orlando, left on time, arrived 10 minutes early, and the flight staff was very friendly throughout. No beverage service, but it was a sub-1 hour flight, and I understand that Spirit charges for everything except water - no big deal, we brought on a couple of cokes. Leaving Orlando to Atlanta, the flight left about 15 minutes late, but the gate agent told us about 30 minutes prior that the plane was coming in late - we did board a few minutes late, but the gate crew got everyone on quick while Jay, the lead attendant, joked with everyone over the intercom. Flight arrived almost on-time and our luggage was at the pickup before we got there.
I don't know if my experience was the norm, or the complaints are the norm - but I will certainly fly Spirit again, and let everyone know what I run into.