“Very tight quarters!”
Flight from Chicago to Ft. Lauderdale
- Round Trip
- Number of Stops:
- No stops
- Date of Flight:
- March 2011
- Seat Class:
I did not upgrade my seating on this trip, but I did on the return. The seats were located extremely close together, and even with my short 5'4" frame I found that my knees nearly touched the seat in front of me! I can't imagine what some of the bigger guys I saw going past me had to do to get into their seats.
I also found that the great discounted fare I got was counterbalanced by being charged for every item, including soda or even coffee during the flight. While I understand this, it was a surprise. You were allowed only one personal item and then any additional carry-on had to be paid for as an extra fee as well. Of course, it all had to fit in the tight spaces to get under the seat in front of you or in the overhead bin.
Overall the experience was not terrible, but you definitely got what you paid for each step of the way. My priority was flight availability and price and I was able to get the flight I at a price I wanted.
I did like the fact that you could purchase a "big front seat" for only $50 - they have done away with first class and just arranged nice big seats, 2 and 2, in the front section. I might do this on the next trip and see how that works out, comparing the total price to another regular airline's price.
Thank you for the opportunity to review!