Spirit adding new $2 fee to all tickets

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  1. viguera
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    viguera Gold Member

    Is Spirit really the only carrier making all this noise? I mean, it seems everybody else is either rolling with the punches or just "hiding" fees by raising base fare prices, but not Spirit...

    The latest, according to CNN, is a $2 fee for "unintended consequences" as a result of the new requirement to allow passengers to cancel a reservation within 24 hours of booking.

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/02/01/travel/spirit-fee/index.html

    Here's the press release on the Spirit site:

    http://ir.spirit.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=644094
     
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  2. ArizonaGuy
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    ArizonaGuy Silver Member

    Who flies this airline and keeps it afloat? That many uninformed people willingly get nickel and dimed? I'd rather fly RyanAir and that's saying a lot.
     
  3. Wandering Aramean
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    Wandering Aramean Gold Member

    Allegiant and Southwest have joined Spirit in protesting the new rule.

    And, so long as Spirit includes the fee in the total price they're advertising, who cares? Either the actual price of the ticket will be reasonable or it won't. That $2 of it is a fee rather than in the fare really doesn't matter to anyone except the folks who run marketing at Spirit.
     
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  4. craz
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    craz Silver Member

    I flew Spirit once and that was enough for me, no ac on the hottest July day a few yrs ago, but they did get rid of all of those old birds

    Anyway whats $2 here or there,to most of those who fly Spirit all that matters is that after being hit left and right (nickeled and dimed) that the fare will still be cheaper then if they purchased anywhere else. I hate being charged for a checked bag or carry-on but if AA./DL/UA etc wanted say $398 r/t to FLL and Spirit after everything came to $308, Id gladly fly Spirit

    The fees dont bother me but all too often Spirit is only a couple of bucks cheaper and Id rather earn the eqms and be in the drivers seat should I need to change anything
     
  5. TheTravelAbstract

    TheTravelAbstract Silver Member

    Why would Southwest lower themselves to those two carriers? \

    They have become a powerhouse in the industry and I thought tacky marketing tactics wouldn't matter anymore.

    Do you have a link of their protest?
     
  6. Wandering Aramean
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    Wandering Aramean Gold Member

    http://aviationblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2011/12/southwest-airlines-fights-new.html

     
  7. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    HaveMilesWillTravel Gold Member

    And personally, I'd just fire them and save some money.
     
  8. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    HaveMilesWillTravel Gold Member

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