Spirit Big Front Seat

Old May 21, 19, 10:15 am
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Thanks for the trip-report! Was a great read... Will certainly consider flying them...
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Old Jun 7, 19, 9:53 pm
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I flew it recently from ACY-FLL



The seat reminds me of the old US Airways First Class seats on their narrowbodies but without recline. It's more comfortable than anything behind it and anything on F9 or NK but less comfortable than anything on DL.
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Old Jun 11, 19, 7:37 pm
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All right, here is a twist. Thinking of a last minute, red-eye flight OAK-DTW on Thursday (2 days away).

Big Front seat is $80, or, a middle seat in the back is $14. Here is the catch: the purchase seat map for the entire back of the cabin is basically empty. So the thought is buy a middle seat, with a full empty row in front and back, and I can most likely have 3 seats to my self and maybe get 3 hours of sleep.

Or, do a big front seat and try to sleep sitting up.

What would you choose?

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Old Jun 11, 19, 8:50 pm
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Seating Assignment Issue

Originally Posted by returnoftheyeti View Post

So the thought is buy a middle seat, with a full empty row in front and back, and I can most likely have 3 seats to my sleep and maybe get 3 hours of sleep.

Or, do a big front seat and try to sleep sitting up.

What would you choose?
Tough question. Do we assume the seat map matches the number of passengers? I'd be inclined to thinking that many of the Spirits pasajeros are going to forgo the seat assignment, leading to the unreliable seating map. Steep price for Big Front Seat, usually less than that. I'd take the middle seat and chance it for this particular flight! Give it a shot...

And let us know how it turns out.
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Old Jun 12, 19, 6:45 am
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are the armrests 100% movable on spirit? not knowing this has prevented me from buying 2 seats on a more full flight before when the big seats were sold out. i was wanting the emergency row. . and i recently was in the emergency row and they appeared to be non moveable and would be sticking out even if they did move up.

but to be honest id take width over pitch if i had to make a choice. would i have to buy a non emergency row seat to get guaranteed armrest movable?

80 is nuts for the seat. phl to dfw ive never paid more than 51.
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Old Jun 15, 19, 8:51 am
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Originally Posted by Spanish View Post
Tough question. Do we assume the seat map matches the number of passengers? I'd be inclined to thinking that

And let us know how it turns out.
For what itís worth, I did not take the flight. I actually called Spirit customer support at 18:00 that day, and the flight was completely sold out.

Seems weird to me, but hey...what do I know.
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Old Jun 15, 19, 9:39 am
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I don't know... hardly surprising that most pax, after choosing to fly Spirit, don't choose to pay $$ for a seat assignment.
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Old Sep 18, 19, 8:20 am
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Old Dec 10, 19, 7:53 am
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Apparently I was wrong to assume all Spirit flights have Big Front Seats. I was finally on-board with giving Spirit a try, but the flight that meets my timing needs only has regular seats. This is LGA-TPA. Is it a common occurrence?

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Old Dec 11, 19, 5:51 am
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Originally Posted by vatraveler View Post
Apparently I was wrong to assume all Spirit flights have Big Front Seats. I was finally on-board with giving Spirit a try, but the flight that meets my timing needs only has regular seats. This is LGA-TPA. Is it a common occurrence?
I've not been on a Spirit jet without the Big Front Seats. Sometimes, they're sold out on a particular flight, though.

As a side note, I flew CMH-FLL yesterday for $103.30 in the Big Front Seat. No paid luggages. I think this was an exceptional deal! Seat 2F has a perfectly-aligned window on the A320NEO. Wow, those motors are quiet!

My Briggs & Riley 2-wheel rolling cabin bag fit perfectly into the "personal item" sizer at the airport, as an FYI to those trying to fly Spirit without luggage charges. Overhead space was available by the Big Front Seat rows, so I didn't have to put it under the seat in front of me. It looks like it would've fit, though.

For nonstop flights, this Big Front Seat can really be a steal for those willing to try Spirit Airlines. The staff has always been lovely on the flights I've taken (ground crew included). They're extra-helpful since they know they have lots of infrequent flyers.
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Old Dec 11, 19, 9:07 pm
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Originally Posted by Spanish View Post
I've not been on a Spirit jet without the Big Front Seats. Sometimes, they're sold out on a particular flight, though.

As a side note, I flew CMH-FLL yesterday for $103.30 in the Big Front Seat. No paid luggages. I think this was an exceptional deal! Seat 2F has a perfectly-aligned window on the A320NEO. Wow, those motors are quiet!

My Briggs & Riley 2-wheel rolling cabin bag fit perfectly into the "personal item" sizer at the airport, as an FYI to those trying to fly Spirit without luggage charges. Overhead space was available by the Big Front Seat rows, so I didn't have to put it under the seat in front of me. It looks like it would've fit, though.

For nonstop flights, this Big Front Seat can really be a steal for those willing to try Spirit Airlines. The staff has always been lovely on the flights I've taken (ground crew included). They're extra-helpful since they know they have lots of infrequent flyers.
Definitely none on this flight. Row 1 starts with 3-3 seating and is not priced higher than the other first few rows. Oh well; maybe I can try Spirit on a later trip.
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Old Dec 11, 19, 10:45 pm
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Originally Posted by vatraveler View Post
Definitely none on this flight. Row 1 starts with 3-3 seating and is not priced higher than the other first few rows. Oh well; maybe I can try Spirit on a later trip.
Wow, that's a big-time bummer. I hope this isn't a trend...
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