I flew Spirit on a full flight and didn't pay for a seat. I got stuck in a middle seat. The back of the other seat was pressing against my legs. I just wanted to try out the experience as I will be flying more often and seeing if I can really tolerate the discomfort for the savings of not paying more.
However, it was on an ACY-ATL flight on a weekend which had more adults and thus demand was for aisles and windows. And it was a full flight being it was a weekend flight. If it's a Tuesday flight, maybe the loads would be less and there is more ability to change seats. Generally Spirit FAs just police the premium seats in the front of the plane and won't let pax move to an open seat up there.
I say this about Spirit but I assume the same would be true with Frontier since they are so similar.
From my experiences on MCO bound flights, there are more families with little kids where they sit together. Thus, middle seats could just be as equal in demand, whereby random aisles and windows could be still open for the traveling alone pax that doesn't select a seat in advance.
Last edited by rtalk25; May 12, 15 at 10:11 am
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