A Few Things To Improve Accessibility for People Who Are Blind/Visually Impaired
By Julia Stockburger
I am totally blind, and just downloaded Spirit a few minutes ago. I found upon signing up for an account, almost all parts of the process are somewhat inaccessible. The “Sign in” and “Create an account” buttons, as well as everything else in the app, are labeled just fine, but here’s what could be fixed:
The text fields after the statement “Please enter your name as it appears on your government ID” should be labeled “First name,” “Last name,” and “Email.” The field to enter your password (which my iPhone’s screen reader, VoiceOver, reads as “Secure text field”) should be labeled “Password.” The button to show/hide password should also be labeled, as well as the button to go back at the top of the sign-up menu. The areas to enter your birthday and country, although my screen reader handled the pop-ups beautifully, should be labeled accordingly. Finally, after you are in the main app after creating an account, the button at the top of the home screen that takes you to a menu where you can view/edit your profile should be labeled “My account” or something similar.
Thank you for taking the time to read this, and hope these issues can be resolved soon.
Not good would rate lower!
Honestly had the worst round trip with Spirit! Would never recommend anyone ever fly with them! I’d rather pay a little extra next time then go through all the canceled and delayed flights! First of all if you cancel someone’s flight that had been booked months in advance and purchased seats they should got an email for another available flight for the same day! After 50 minutes on hold I finally got a hold of someone who needed to book me into another flight as the app was not working! They managed to change my flight from FLL (where i was) to PHL(where is was trying to get) it ended up being a flight from PHL to FLL , I got told I was lucky since there was only 1 seat available , but it was still wrong! Then the managed to change my return date (it was never mentioned to the person on the phone to change it) to 2 days later! After getting off the phone and looking at my app to see if the flights had been updated it was all wrong , and had to call again! This time holding for over an hour! Finally got someone else on the line who said that the flight we had tried to book since 8 in the morning after finding out the flight had been canceled had no seats available , but I could see on the website that there were 3 seats open at the time of the call! Honestly I’d give them less than a 1 star rating but it’s not possible!
Worst App Ever!
By Frustrated First & Last Time
This is the worst app ever especially for a frequent flyer on all airlines. The first flight to our destination city Spirit is flying. App crashes every single time if not when opening as soon as the first click down it goes and disappears. Can’t get boarding passes, buy luggage (nice surprise a charge for a carry on) or change seats can’t do anything in an app that crashes every single time.
Go on the website and it’s just as horrible. It’s hard to navigate, most links don’t work, can’t check in either but was able to buy seats and again luggage since they charge for that too even though everyone has a carry on. Once you add up the cost it’s not any cheaper than other discount carriers and with advanced purchases nor the major airline.
Lastly when we called to see why the app crashes or the website don’t work and want to check in, there’s another 25 buck charge for that too, wow. So now we will have to wait in the long lines to get paper tickets which is more than frustrating and we’re also TSA pre-approved so instead of zipping through the process which we’ve paid to do now our onboarding will take forever. This is the first and last time we will fly with Spirit!!!
No idea why the flight was canceled on Christmas day! Merry Christmas!!
My son received an email stating that his flight has been canceled on Christmas Day, with no reason why… He has gone out of his way to have a test done and have Christmas with me for the first time in my home since he was 18… So much looking forward to having him home for Christmas! With no help from spirit, He had to rebook it himself for the next day for the same time of departure. They did not rollover!!! Then they lost the reservation for the paid bags for the flight over; he had to fight to get that re-addressed, they put it on his return flight. Thank God he had a return flight because we would’ve lost the money on the paid bags that were paid for and checked in for the flight over!!
Yes we are very fortunate that spirit is still alive and therefore available for the vacation travelers… However they don’t make it easy to help you out when they’ve made the changes that they really should help you out with! Want to love you Spirit....but.....
Don’t move your seats using this app
The app okay. I was able to look at my flight time and boarding passes (it did not crash on me like other users seem to deal with). However, I wanted to move our seats on our flight, so I did that. But then it never updated our boarding pass with the new seats I chose. Instead, the pass check to “check at gate”. So, I went up to the attendant and told them the pass said I needed to check in with them and that I had moved our seats using the app. She prints off boarding passes for us and instead of them being he seats I chose, they are all the way at the back of the plane and we are no longer next to one another. I explained to her the seats I had chosen and asked if we could have those, but she said those seats were already taken. If you’re going to make an app, all aspects of the app should function. To show the seats I chose were available and then to find out they actually aren’t and we got moved to the very last row of the plane is very disappointing and frustrating.
Rude people on the phone
Here is the reason why I gave them one star .i was going to book a flight through their app but I received an email telling me that something went wrong and I have to call them .so I went ahead and called the phone number in the email I received it so,after 15 min in hold someone answer me he was nice and tell me they the booking didn’t win true because the card declined don’t know why I always use this card for all my purchases but it’s ok .then he told me he can book me by phone and almost after over 40 min he hang the phone and cursing me because he couldn’t finish which I told him it’s ok my concern was just to make sure my card will not charge .then thanked him and told him I can go ahead and book it my self again online that will be easy but he insisted to do it by the phone which the price was more higher than online ,so please everyone read this review don’t waste your time and money with this company specially if you are immigrants,thanks
By Luis Andres Guanipa
I had a terrible accident that almost ended with my life, I fell from a building. I lost my teeth, broke my face, hip, spine, hand, femur it was really bad. Thanks god I survived, and thanks to spirit My family was able to fly here from Miami every 2 weeks to see me and take care of me I was when I left the hospital and I learned how to walk thanks to spirit I was able to fly to Phoenix to see a cheaper dentist from New Orleans every Month. We are immigrants from Venezuela and I think if we didn’t know spirit we wouldn’t be able to be together when we needed it the most. It literally changed my life. We couldn’t afford those crazy expensive flights, I’m grateful for you guys now I’m a member of 9 fare and I have the credit card and I love it
The app needs a serious overhaul!! Whatever a customer sees in the app should be honored. It isn’t the customers fault that Spirit cannot manage their app properly. Customer information should always follow a booking. I have to add my KTN on every “check-in”. I never had to complete this before. Most of the crew members in the Houston location are not very friendly and/or put effort into helping assist customer issues. As far as in-flight crews, only had 1 bad experience but most have been a pleasure to fly with. I’m 6’6”... it’s hard to sit in a normal seat. Offering an open seat that extends more leg room is in my opinion is as much needed as someone that needs assistance on and off the plane and through the terminal. I love Spirit. I don’t need all the bells and whistles. I need inexpensive flights that fly out when I need...... Spirit currently meets that.
Save yourself some time: App Doesn’t Work
It’s bad enough to have to fly with Spirit and deal with the zero-notice 3-hour delays, tiny seats, no wifi or outlets, the constant up charges for things like traveling with more than just a purse/backpack, choosing your seat, or getting a mid-flight beverage. To make things worse for their customers, they’re also subjecting us all to their heinous mobile app that logs you out randomly, crashes unexpectedly, and—when everything else is going fine—just isn’t able to communicate with Spirit to pull up flight information or check you in to retrieve boarding passes. I had (literally) 3 minutes of success with the app and was able to get boarding passes for my group’s first flight; immediately afterwards the app become nothing more than a waste of space on my phone. Restarting the app, signing out and signing back in, reinstalling the app, trying it on a different phone, trying it on different days—none of these efforts had any impact.
“You have a flight? I’m not sure about that”
“I want to check you in but I don’t believe your name is what it is”
“Is this airline even traveling today? I can’t find a single flight”
“Maybe just go to the website bc I have no idea who you are or what you’re trying to do and I’m pretty sure you’ve never booked a flight with us before”
- Famous errors of this godawful waste of time that spirit is calling their App
Most difficult website to use - bad company.
My mother Lin law was dying and need a flight from Myrtle beach. Got on line and tried to book it. Less then 24 hours so it kept showing available but would not book it. Called them and held on almost 1 hour 40 minutes and finally someone came in. Suggested i join their $9 club and go directly to the airport to have them book it. Got there 3 hours prior and was told they could not help me. I told them about holding on for so long and told to join the club. They apologized and said “we hear this all the time”. Offered to file a complaint but they did nothing. Bought a real ticket from a legit airline and got there. Since then tried to see what my $9 club gets me. NOTHING. Sign in and there is no options to use it ANYWHERE. No instructions or help unless you want to wait an hour or more to speak to someone. Go Frontier if you want a discount airline. This may be cheap but no good when all they do is take your money.