This is the story of a little yellow bird in a big wide blue sky and they ain’t got nothing on Frontier, it’s Spirit Airlines… I’m blue da ba dee da ba dy a da ba dee da ba dy da ba dee da ba dy.
Welcome to my latest trip report aboard Spirit Airlines. I hope you enjoy all these references you’ll be seeing :D enjoy the show!
Boarding began ontime out of Gate C48. As of October, 2017, Spirit Airlines moved concourses from A to C.
They board by zones like they do on Frontier Airlines. So we boarded and as I walked onboard the aircraft, I was met by…glares? I kid you not, the FA standing in front of the cockpit glared at me. It may have been something to do with my Frontier Airlines shirt I was wearing.
I know a lot of people will accuse me of writing this so far bad review out of bias…but I’m writing this with a fresh slate, as a new customer onboard Spirit.
My aircraft is an Airbus A320-214 (N466NK) which turned out to be one of the newest aircraft Spirit has. The interior ws admittedly clean and smelled nice. The air conditioning was cool and the windows were clean. I have nothing to complain about the aircraft itself.
I chose not to purchase a seat (so I effectively paid the cheapest fare even on Spirit) and was given the seat 28F. It was only three rows from the back, which was nice because the lavatory was nearby and I was one of the first people “served” by the Inflight cart.
Let’s talk to you about the Inflight Service…wait there’s Inflight Service? Lol sorry it’s a little joke in my family. But Spirit Airlines charges for every single thing, including water. The only things you can get for free are a cup of ice and a cup of hot water. So I asked for a cup of ice and just poured some of the older stale water from my water bottle into it. It wasn’t half bad.
We landed in LAX ten minutes early.
Throughout the flight, the FAs were cold at best. I can certainly say that Spirit needs to work on its customer service. They lack what Frontier improved on.
LAX’s Terminal 5 is not the best location for spotting, as a heads up to everyone.
Rating on My Flight:
- Inflight Service: 2/5
- Customer Service/Friendliness: 2.5/5
- Flight: 4/5 We had some horrible turbulence but the flight itself was not bad.
- Food/beverages: the ice tasted like ice 5/5 they got something right!
Thanks for reading my review of Spirit Airlines. I know I seem judgmental but that’s because I am very disappointed in them. I had worries going in but I had slim hopes Spirit wouldn’t be so similar to Frontier that I wouldn’t know the difference. Trust me…you will see how different they truly are when you’ve flown both.