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Spirit's Baggage Fee: More Ups Than Downs  
User currently offlineJA From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 577 posts, RR: 1
Posted (2 years 11 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3160 times:

A controversial carry-on baggage fee at U.S. carrier Spirit Airlines has not hurt the company's business, an independent study found.

http://www.aviationpros.com/news/105...ts-baggage-fee-more-ups-than-downs

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User currently offlineKcrwflyer From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3845 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (2 years 11 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3071 times:

And they board faster than any other airline I've seen.

User currently offlinewedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5947 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (2 years 11 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2924 times:
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That might be true, but you won't see me in a mainline airplane with 28-inch pitch.

User currently offlineiloveboeing From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 798 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 11 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2916 times:

If the airlines were going to charge for something, they should've charged for carry-ons first. Encouraging people to check their luggage is a lot better for the airline, because the boarding time is drastically reduced, allowing the turnaround time to be drastically reduced as well.

It is so annoying when you see people bringing on absolutely enormous carry-on luggage to avoid the checked bag fees. I've seen people desperately trying to cram their elephant-sized carry-on bags into the overhead bins and I'm just sitting there, shaking my head, thinking, "You're slowing down everyone else and the plane and, furthermore, you're costing the airline time and $$$$!").

NK's strategy is very wise; I especially like the fee they wham you with at the gate if you try to sneak it through security and gate-check it!

I mean, honestly, are people so rushed and so impatient that they can't wait 10-15 minutes at the baggage claim for their bags? If you wanna bring a laptop or a small bag/purse aboard, fine; if you want to bring everything + kitchen sink, just check the dang thing(s)!


User currently offlineFWAERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 3811 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (2 years 11 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2786 times:

Quoting wedgetail737 (Reply 2):

That might be true, but you won't see me in a mainline airplane with 28-inch pitch.

Unless I can secure the Big Front Seat at a good fare, you won't see me on an NK plane. I flew on Skybus when they were around, and they had 28" pitch Airbuses. Pure pain.

Quoting iloveboeing (Reply 3):
NK's strategy is very wise; I especially like the fee they wham you with at the gate if you try to sneak it through security and gate-check it!

Sneaky, yet effective.



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User currently offlineUSAIRWAYS321 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1848 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (2 years 11 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2564 times:

Quoting iloveboeing (Reply 3):
I mean, honestly, are people so rushed and so impatient that they can't wait 10-15 minutes at the baggage claim for their bags?

Where do you travel where it takes 10 minutes for checked bags to arrive? I waited 55 minutes at ORD on Sunday, and it was 12:30am.


User currently offlinestlgph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9497 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (2 years 11 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2536 times:

Quoting USAIRWAYS321 (Reply 5):
Where do you travel where it takes 10 minutes for checked bags to arrive? I waited 55 minutes at ORD on Sunday, and it was 12:30am.

got ya beat. it took 1 hr. 5 for bags to arrive from Southwest on Sunday at LGA. keep in mind Southwest has one gate, one plane coming and going at a time. and then on top of it .... mine didn't even come. 2 hour experience.



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