I had my first experience flying NK
back in August on a DTW
roundtrip for business meetings. I didn't quite know what to expect, but had heard relatively good things about the company, and know several who work at headquarters down in Miramar. The trip down was scheduled for a 319, and back on an MD80. I wasn't too happy to learn this, truth be told, because I knew those aircraft were on the way out, and were probably not in the best condition inside the cabin. Anyway, I did not upgrade to SpiritPlus for such a short trip (1hr in-flight).
The experience was a good one, all of the employees I encountered were friendly, courteous, and helpful. Both flights operated on-time. In fact, we arrived early on both legs. And the return flight was changed to a 319 just a couple of days in advance (this was the last MD80 the company was operating, and it was retired the week prior to my flight). I received an e-mail notifying me of this, so that I could reserve a new seat. In a way, after I thought about it, I would not have minded flying on the MD80, knowing that it was the last of the fleet-type for NK
, and was soon-to-be retired from service, gone forever. Being an AA
frequent traveler, I fly on 80s all the time, not that they're my favorite aircraft type.
I just booked a DTW
roundtrip yet again, this time for a quick weekend getaway Dec 15-17. The fare was $78/rt plus tax. Great deal, and I had such a good experience the first time around, so I didn't hesitate to book again. Looking forward to my first experience being in the Nation's Capital during the holiday season. Should be fun!