“Good Service - too bad they nickel and dime you to death”
Flight from Atlantic City to Tampa
- Number of Stops:
- No stops
- Date of Flight:
- April 2010
- Seat Class:
I usually fly out of Newark Liberty airport, but deicded to try Spirit from Atlantic City for my family wedding trip to Tampa. I booked the flight In January- at first sight the fare seemed very reasonable. The website was slow, but I was able to navigate it successfully. Once I actually logged on to book rather than browse, I found that there are additional fees, from checked baggage fees (and the upcoming carry-on fee that goes into effect soon) to a fee just to choose the seat assignment. This is ludicrous. By the time I went through the entire process, I could have flown cheaper on a major airline that starts with a "C". There is the $9.00 fare club which is attractive for some, but to me it is not worth the 2 hour drive to AC. To be fair, I must say that the experience checking into the airport was more pleasant than in Newark. The workers were courteous and expedited the process. On the plane, I didn't like the fact that there were only 2 bathrooms, no TV or radio, a very tight squeeze getting into the seats. We bought our own food to bring onto the plane, so weren't bothered by the lack of free airline food. Since our flight was only 2 hours, it was ok, but I wouldn't want to be on this plane for a long flight.