Beltwaybandit From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 495 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3591 times:
Spirit is about 12-15 years old (depending on whether you count their early charter years). They have kept a low profile by building a customer base slowly, leveraging the leisure travel market. They operate 30+ MD80s but are expected to start looking for modern replacements soon (2004) from A or B. Home base is Fort Lauderdale (the started with a Detroit base and moved about 4 years ago).
Flairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3447 times:
FLL is there home base, and I just learned from the forum that they were origionally based in Detroit. Interesting.
They fly out of H concourse here, all MD-88s. Depending on the time of day, you will either see a lot of Spirit planes here or you will see none. They are a very good airline, considering that they are still a private company, and have been growing a lot since 9/11.
Nycfuturepilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 791 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3354 times:
I've never flown spirit but have not heard great things. HOwever, USAToday did an article on it and gave it a great review. One thing that i found very interesting is that the CEO of spirit is certified to fly the MD-88. According to the article, spirit is looking into buying new aircraft and deciding between boeing and airbus.