Tag: Spirit Airlines

Well, that makes all the majors
By: Date: April 30, 2018 Categories: Airlines,F'd Up Issue of the Week Tags: , , , , , , ,

With Alaska Airlines’ announcement that they are going to offer “basic economy” fares, that means that all the majors now offer complete no-frills fares.  Why?  Because they have to compete with the likes of Spirit and Frontier.  Instead of pulling fares – and service – up, the airline industry is now having to compete at the…

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Shame on every airline – except Alaska, Hawaiian, and Spirit
By: Date: July 25, 2011 Categories: Air Travel,Airlines Tags: , , , , ,

This is disgusting. Because of the House GOP having a temper tantrum and shutting down the FAA, taxes of 7.5% were no longer able to be charged to tickets purchased from the airlines.  And what did almost all of the airlines out there do?  Increased their fares by 7.5%.  That’s bullcrap.  Bullcrap, wrong, nasty, short-sighted,…

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Are you f’ing kidding me?
By: Date: June 21, 2011 Categories: Airlines Tags: ,

So yesterday, they announced Spirit Airlines was going to start coming to my home airport, Portland, Oregon.  Okay, so now I get to make fun of them in person. But this new news is beyond crap.  Now they’re going to start charging a fee to check in at the airport.  $5 to check in with…

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A whole new way to lose your luggage
By: Date: July 14, 2010 Categories: Air Travel,Airlines Tags: , , ,

Okay, so there have been some bonehead business ideas.  The Microsoft “Kin” phone, which was supposed to be an iPhone killer, but lasted all of about 4 weeks.  When Dell decided to fire the Dell Dude and get rid of that ad campaign, because he was caught with marijuana.  Spirit Airlines wanting to charge for…

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Attn LCCs: WTF else do you want?
By: Date: April 22, 2010 Categories: Airlines Tags: , , , , ,

So people give LCCs (low cost carriers) a rash of shit.  And you know what?  It’s worth it.  RyanAir wants to charge people £1 or €1 to use the onboard bathroom, and wants to take away most bathrooms onboard to make room for more seats.  Spirit Air first infuriated everyone by wanting to charge up…

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Excellent article on Airlines from SmartMoney.com
By: Date: April 19, 2010 Categories: Airlines Tags: , , , ,

There is a really excellent article on “which airline should you choose?” posted over at SmartMoney.com.  It goes through four different aspects of air travel, and tells you what airlines do good, and what airlines do bad. Seriously – can things get any worse for Spirit Airlines?  They are getting a ton of bad press…

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