Tried spirit once I would never fly with them again. For my flight, I went 2 hours early and security check took hardly 10 minutes. Yet I almost missed the flight and made it to the gate just about 5 minutes before closing. The reason was, there were 3-4 spirit flights at the same time. Probably around 500 people queued up for check in since carry on was costlier. It was a big mess. And it wasn't like big holiday or anything. Just normal Tuesday morning traffic. Seats also don't recline. My flight was for about 2 hours only but it was extremely uncomfortable I saved 40 bucks compared to Alaska etc for that horrible experience. Definitely not worth it at all. I would never try it again. .
I’ve only flew when then two times. We bought checkin luggage because we knew that our carryon luggage size is too big to qualify their free personal item. Both times they let people, many people with big carryons board with no questions asked. Not a single person gets stopped. WTF if you have a rule you should enforce it. Otherwise it’s just a scam.
Agree with all the others here. Last month my flight was canceled after I reached the airport. Reason they gave was "technical problems" Luckily I got a Delta flight in a couple of hours. Never going to fly with them again
Avoid spirit airlines if you are flying more than 2 hrs. Seats don’t recline, no free drinks (even water), there is a fee to choose seats (each leg of the flight if you have to change flights), fee for carry on, unless you carry a small luggage that goes under the seat.