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Spirit Airlines Announces New Bag Fees, Eff 06NOV  
User currently offlineOB1504 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 3362 posts, RR: 6
Posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 13751 times:

Spirit has just announced new baggage fees, effective November 6th, 2012:

Carry-On Bag
- $25 ($9 Fare Club member, online purchase, at booking/before check-in)
- $30 ($9 Fare Club member, online purchase, during online check-in)
- $35 (group booking, group desk purchase, more than 24 hours before flight departs)
- $35 (online purchase, at booking/before check-in)
- $40 (online purchase, during online check-in)
- $40 (group booking, group desk purchase, within 24 hours of flight departure)
- $40 (reservation center purchase)
- $50 (airport counter/kiosk purchase)
- $100 (airport gate purchase)

First Checked Bag
- $20 ($9 Fare Club member, online purchase, at booking/before check-in)
- $25 ($9 Fare Club member, online purchase, during online check-in)
- $30 (group booking, group desk purchase, more than 24 hours before flight departs)
- $30 (online purchase)
- $35 (group booking, group desk purchase, within 24 hours of flight departure)
- $35 (online purchase, during online check-in)
- $35 (reservation center purchase)
- $45 (airport counter/kiosk purchase)

Second Checked Bag
- $30 ($9 Fare Club member, online purchase, at booking/before check-in)
- $35 ($9 Fare Club member, online purchase, during online check-in)
- $40 (group booking, group desk purchase, more than 24 hours before flight departs)
- $40 (online purchase, at booking/before check-in)
- $45 (group booking, group desk purchase, within 24 hours of flight departure)
- $45 (online purchase, during online check-in)
- $45 (reservation center purchase)
- $55 (airport counter/kiosk purchase)

Third, Fourth, Fifth Checked Bag
- $75 ($9 Fare Club member, online purchase, at booking/before check-in)
- $80 ($9 Fare Club member, online purchase, during online check-in)
- $85 (group booking, group desk purchase, more than 24 hours before flight departure)
- $85 (online purchase, at booking/before check-in)
- $90 (group booking, group desk purchase, within 24 hours of flight departure)
- $90 (online purchase, during online check-in)
- $90 (reservation center purchase)
- $100 (airport counter/kiosk purchase)

Baggage fees vary according to method and time of purchase, and are now standardized between domestic and international flights. Overweight/oversize baggage and sporting equipment fees remain the same.

www.spirit.com/OptionalFees.aspx

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User currently offlineJosh32121 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 369 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 13660 times:

OMFG, does this really have to be such a complex fee structure? I hope they made some big, pretty posters with gigantic flowcharts so the employees and passengers can comprehend this labyrinth of combinations.

Wouldn't it be easier to describe the various purchase methods other than at the airport gate as "save $xx by buying online," "$9 Fare Club Members save $10" (or maybe make it $9 to make it easier to remember) instead of listing separate prices for each combo?


User currently offlineJerseyguy From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 2002 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 13651 times:
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I sure wouldnt want to be the agent who has to tell a pax who isnt aware of the carry-on fee that you must pay $100 for the carry-on because your at the gate.Oh and just in time for the Thanksgiving/Christmas Holiday Rush too

[Edited 2012-05-01 10:22:51]


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User currently offlineOB1504 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 3362 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 13604 times:

Quoting Josh32121 (Reply 1):
OMFG, does this really have to be such a complex fee structure? I hope they made some big, pretty posters with gigantic flowcharts so the employees and passengers can comprehend this labyrinth of combinations.

Wouldn't it be easier to describe the various purchase methods other than at the airport gate as "save $xx by buying online," "$9 Fare Club Members save $10" (or maybe make it $9 to make it easier to remember) instead of listing separate prices for each combo?

The table on their website is a bit easier to follow, and only three or four of these scenarios will apply to most passengers. Spirit does promote their $9 Fare Club by advertising lower baggage fees.

Then again, if they made it easy to read, it would make it easier for passengers to pay the lowest fees possible...   

Quoting Jerseyguy (Reply 2):
I sure wouldnt want to be the agent who has to tell a pax who isnt aware of the carry-on fee that you must pay $100 for the carry-on because your at the gate.

Amen to that!


User currently offlineIslandRob From US Virgin Islands, joined Apr 2011, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 13493 times:

Talk about ridiculous complexity! I'm surprised there's not a separate luggage fee breakout for dying/dead passengers. -ir


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User currently offlineRoseflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9661 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 13472 times:

Does anyone else think it is outrageous that carry on bags cost more than a checked bag? The airline has zero cost incurred with a carry on bag, yet they are trying to encourage people to check baggage over carrying it on. I know that they are trying to do tight turns, but with these fees, the overhead bins are never full on Spirit flights.

Quoting Jerseyguy (Reply 2):


I sure wouldnt want to be the agent who has to tell a pax who isnt aware of the carry-on fee that you must pay $100 for the carry-on because your at the gate.Oh and just in time for the Thanksgiving/Christmas Holiday Rush too

Yes that is outrageous. I can totally see people not realizing their bag is a problem until the gate since Spirit is different than basically every other airline. Regardless of how much they post it online, some people are not going to notice or understand, which will result in war at the gate.



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User currently offlineSonomaFlyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 1817 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 13436 times:
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Carry on bags generally weigh something so there is a cost incurred by an airline. If something has weight, that means more fuel is expended. Spirit is simply being far more aggressive in charging these fees than other airlines.

User currently offlineluv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12113 posts, RR: 49
Reply 7, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 13355 times:
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Quoting Roseflyer (Reply 5):
Does anyone else think it is outrageous that carry on bags cost more than a checked bag? The airline has zero cost incurred with a carry on bag, yet they are trying to encourage people to check baggage over carrying it on. I know that they are trying to do tight turns, but with these fees, the overhead bins are never full on Spirit flights.

I had this same reaction when G4 announced there carry on fee.



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User currently offlinethreeifbyair From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 686 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 13345 times:

Tax arbitrage 101 - bag fees on NK (or any other airline) are not subject to the 7.5% tax on airline tickets. As long as a fee is not an essential part of the purchased air transportation (e.g., no boarding fees, seatbelt fees, etc.), the IRS does not consider it taxable.

Taking this to the extreme, NK might want to promote $1 fares and $198 in almost-impossible-to-avoid "bag" fees. A "Cell Phone Carry-On Convenience Fee" might do the trick, although enforcement might be a problem.  


User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19785 posts, RR: 59
Reply 9, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 13293 times:

Quoting Roseflyer (Reply 5):
Yes that is outrageous. I can totally see people not realizing their bag is a problem until the gate since Spirit is different than basically every other airline. Regardless of how much they post it online, some people are not going to notice or understand, which will result in war at the gate.

The other thing is that what it means is that there is a non-advertised, non-optional fee. Unless you just happen to be in the


User currently offlineROSWELL41 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 782 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 13260 times:

The whole idea is to change consumer behavior. The excessive carry-on bags seen on other carriers slow down the boarding/deplaning process. By reducing this time, over the course of a day Spirit can increase utilization on aircraft. That in turn helps to lower the base fare. Online purchases are incentivized to reduce the amount of manpower needed at the airport to deal with 178 passengers per A320.

User currently offlinetimf From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 970 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 13239 times:

Quoting SonomaFlyer (Reply 6):
Carry on bags generally weigh something so there is a cost incurred by an airline. If something has weight, that means more fuel is expended. Spirit is simply being far more aggressive in charging these fees than other airlines.

This completely ignores the facts that:
1. Carry-on bags generally weigh much less than checked bags.
2. You don't need to pay a ticket counter agent to put a tag on the bag.
3. You don't need to pay baggage handlers to load and unload the bag.

The only justification for the fee is that passengers with carry-on bags slow down the boarding process, so by charging more they discourage people from carrying their bags on. It still defies logic though.


User currently offlineHALFA From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1354 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 13239 times:

I have never flown with NK but I am curious about something. If I went to an airport shop and bought a newspaper, something to drink, something to eat, and maybe a souvineer and they put all of my items in a bag and I then proceeded to board my NK flight, would NK consider this a carry on bag? If so, how much would I be charged?

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User currently offlineNASBWI From Bahamas, joined Feb 2005, 1315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 13148 times:

Quoting HALFA (Reply 12):

I believe the carry on fees apply to those items that would have to be stowed in an OHB. If it's a personal item, or anything that can be stowed under the seat in front of you, then the fees don't apply. Anyone at NK care to correct me?



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User currently offlinerl757pvd From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4676 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 13114 times:

Quoting threeifbyair (Reply 8):
Tax arbitrage 101 - bag fees on NK (or any other airline) are not subject to the 7.5% tax on airline tickets. As long as a fee is not an essential part of the purchased air transportation (e.g., no boarding fees, seatbelt fees, etc.), the IRS does not consider it taxable.

This has been getting a lot of attention in the FAA and Airport groups lately because that tax funds airport improvements and one of these ancillary fees go to help that.

Lets use Latrobe PA for example... NK flies into there, airport grows and needs FAA money for improvements yet, an airline like NK is doing next to nothing for the airport and in reality OTHER passengers are indirectly footing the bill.

The more airline fees we see, the sooner it will be that a tax on them will be implemented and rightfully so.



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User currently offlineROSWELL41 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 782 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 13097 times:

Quoting NASBWI (Reply 13):
I believe the carry on fees apply to those items that would have to be stowed in an OHB. If it's a personal item, or anything that can be stowed under the seat in front of you, then the fees don't apply. Anyone at NK care to correct me?

That is my understanding as well.


User currently offlinelightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 13152 posts, RR: 100
Reply 16, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 13030 times:
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Per a little research, this seems to apply to bags in the overhead bin.
http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/spirit-...rge/story?id=11281245#.T6AoVKtYuhA

Is that the limit? Are passengers still allowed to bring on an 'item' that fits under the seat in front of them? How is a bulkhead seat handled? e.g., would a lady have to keep her purse on her lap?

When looking to travel with my children, Allergiant and Spirit cost more than competing airlines due to the nature of their *prior* bag fees. This makes the airline that much less attractive for leisure travel.

It also makes me understand why my employer will not approve Spirit for business travel. (It also has to do with fare search-ability requirements imposed on us by our customers who end up paying for the travel.)

Quoting OB1504 (Thread starter):
- $100 (airport gate purchase)

OMG. That is insane. Most passengers assume carry on bags are free. So quite quickly I expect Spirit to be hit with bad PR (lawsuit?) after hitting a decent fraction of customers with this fee. For about half of my leisure travel it would be cheaper to purchase a change of clothes/toiletries at the destination!

Quoting timf (Reply 11):
The only justification for the fee is that passengers with carry-on bags slow down the boarding process, so by charging more they discourage people from carrying their bags on. It still defies logic though.

The justification is to reduce the published fare (and associated taxes) while increasing revenue from the fee. This is to have the absolute lowest fares.

Now, I have a couple of friends and relatives who will love this. Their flights are between set destinations where they have already stashed a set of clothes, toiletries, etc.. However, these people are *incredibly* low yield customers.

I shouldn't complain. I'm not in their customer profile as 28" pitch is too far past my 'threshold of pain.' However, there will be appeal by those who do not need to carry more than a skimpy change of clothes with them.  

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User currently offlineAWACSooner From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1918 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 12955 times:

Quoting SonomaFlyer (Reply 6):
Spirit is simply being far more aggressive in charging these fees than other airlines.

This isn't about fees...$100 for a carry-on is EXTORTION!!!


User currently offlineOB1504 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 3362 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 12945 times:

I'm on my phone, so, unfortunately, I can't quote posts.

Spirit intentionally charges more for carry-on bags than checked baggage. The idea is to discourage carry-ons entirely.

If a carry-on bag makes it as far as the gate without being paid for, then technically, the agent at the ticketing area failed to do their job because these things are supposed to be caught there. On the other hand, this argument won't hold any water when used against a gate agent trying to get their flight out on time.

Items that do not exceed 16 x 14 x 12 inches are considered personal items and are free. It doesn't even matter if the bag is actually larger than that, as long as you can somehow make it fit in the sizer box. I travel win a duffel bag that's five inches too big in length, but because it's soft-sided and full of clothes, I can squeeze it into the sizer without a problem. On board, you can place your personal item in the overhead bin if you wish (I always do due to the aforementioned limited legroom), but if they run out of bin space and someone who paid for ther carry-on has no place to store it, you may be asked by the crew to remove your personal item.

Considering that I may be taxed a $100 user fee every time I take a Cessna 172 on a flying lesson (the proposal is currently for bizjets but we all know it won't stop there), I would prefer that ancillary fees be taxed in order to find the FAA and local airports. However, as I mentioned in another thread, Spirit (and other airlines) will spin it as a government assault on the customer, then turn around and pass the taxes on to the customer and business will continue as usual.


User currently offlineDellatorre From Brazil, joined May 2000, 1088 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 12886 times:

It amazes me how so many Americans have just swallowed up these outrageous carry on fees. Good lord, how can someone even choose to fly such capitalism obsessed airline is beyond my understanding.

User currently offlinedallasnewark From Estonia, joined Nov 2005, 495 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 12857 times:

Why would anyone fly NK...... This is as bad as it gets... General public should make an example out of this company and drive them into the ground. Unfortunately there is still a segment of population that in the name of saving a couple of dollars will sell their souls...


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User currently offlineJosh32121 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 369 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 12750 times:

Quoting threeifbyair (Reply 8):
Tax arbitrage 101 - bag fees on NK (or any other airline) are not subject to the 7.5% tax on airline tickets. As long as a fee is not an essential part of the purchased air transportation (e.g., no boarding fees, seatbelt fees, etc.), the IRS does not consider it taxable.

Taking this to the extreme, NK might want to promote $1 fares and $198 in almost-impossible-to-avoid "bag" fees. A "Cell Phone Carry-On Convenience Fee" might do the trick, although enforcement might be a problem.  

What does this have to do with anything? The customer pays the FET on anything that's taxable; it's a pass-through. The airline doesn't make any more or less money solely because any item is taxable or not.


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21654 posts, RR: 55
Reply 22, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 12744 times:

Quoting lightsaber (Reply 16):
So quite quickly I expect Spirit to be hit with bad PR (lawsuit?) after hitting a decent fraction of customers with this fee.

Which Spirit will win - they've provided appropriate notice to their passengers, and that's all they need to do from a legal standpoint. Bad PR is another matter, but what did people expect when they're paying bargain basement prices for airfares? It's difficult to have sympathy for them.

Quoting Dellatorre (Reply 19):
It amazes me how so many Americans have just swallowed up these outrageous carry on fees. Good lord, how can someone even choose to fly such capitalism obsessed airline is beyond my understanding.

It works for Ryanair. And no, I wouldn't fly them either (or if I did, I'd make sure that I knew what fees would apply to me, and how much extra they'd tack on to the cost of my ticket, and I'd make sure that I was actually coming out ahead).

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User currently offlinelightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 13152 posts, RR: 100
Reply 23, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 12729 times:
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I wonder if these fees will make 'travel vests' with laptop pockets popular?
http://about.pricegrabber.com/search...Roo/rd=1/skd=1&mode=about_gospain&

  

Quoting rl757pvd (Reply 14):
The more airline fees we see, the sooner it will be that a tax on them will be implemented and rightfully so.

I believe you are correct. However, until two things happen, expect fees to rise:
1. Online fare search engines allow one to pre-input preferences (e.g., checked bag) before comparing fares.
2. The fees are taxed.

Let's face it, a customer would rather pay $100 in fees than $107.50 w/taxes (or more, depending on the tax structure). The airline wants:
1. Exposure due to offering low fares.
2. The most revenue at the least customer cost.

We can complain, but the current tax rules and internet search options favor airlines that shift costs to the 'optional fees.'

Quoting AWACSooner (Reply 17):
This isn't about fees...$100 for a carry-on is EXTORTION!!!

I concur. I believe PR will soon make it known. e.g., as FR's smaller allowed carry on size vs. standard regulations:
http://gospain.about.com/od/flightstospain/tp/hand_luggage.htm

Quoting OB1504 (Reply 18):
Items that do not exceed 16 x 14 x 12 inches are considered personal items and are free.

Thank you. If I fly Spirit, I'll be wearing a jacket with 'plenty in the pockets.'  
Quoting OB1504 (Reply 18):
but because it's soft-sided and full of clothes, I can squeeze it into the sizer without a problem.

You had better have an iron at your destination.  
Quoting threeifbyair (Reply 8):
Taking this to the extreme, NK might want to promote $1 fares and $198 in almost-impossible-to-avoid "bag" fees

   They have to be avoidable or they are essential. e.g., a student traveling with nothing more than a small item. As soon as the 'item' (e.g., a ladies purse or a small backpack) is taxed, the IRS will step in and tax the fees.

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User currently offlinetommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6584 posts, RR: 9
Reply 24, posted (2 years 5 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 12681 times:

What's next? Get charged $10 for a Y seat with GUARANTEED no stains of any kind on it?


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25 ROSWELL41 : As long as planes are flying safely from origin to destination, I prefer my airlines as 'capitalism obsessed' as possible. This leads to more choices
26 dtw9 : Doesn't matter. You're going to pay one way or the other. If the Feds don't have the money to put into airport improvements because the airlines aren
27 threeifbyair : It would only be a 100% pass-through of the tax if demand for air transportation was perfectly inelastic. We know that is not the case. Some portion
28 PHXA340 : I remember back in the day when I was getting my MBA we were taught about the value of a lifetime customer. Lifetime customers are waaay more profitab
29 crosswinds21 : It's not extortion. It's just a way to encourage people to pay the fee in advance and discourage them from trying to sneak a bag through the gate at
30 NASBWI : PHX you make good points, but as long as there is a market to support NK, they will continue to thrive. Repeat business isn't exactly what they seem t
31 Post contains images lightsaber : Excellent point. I agree that Spirit has policies that inhibit that brand loyalty. However, most Americans are not brand loyal anyway. So they are tr
32 BDABOY : Absolute absurdity. I would expect nothing less from such a horrible airline. It had been 37 years since my first flight, and I thought I'd seen it al
33 Post contains images OB1504 : Six month advance notice, and I believe that tickets purchased for travel on/after November 6th before the announcement will have the previous fees h
34 mogandoCI : They'll bill you the weight for non-essential clothing.
35 OB1504 : And after that, it stands to reason that they'll come after "optional" weight additions to the body, like breast implants... But additional discounts
36 dtw9 : Heres a way around it. Pay the 9 bucks for the ticket. When you get where you're going stop at Walmart and spend 60 bucks on clothes. On your way to
37 Post contains images OB1504 : I've actually seen passengers throw away the carry-on and leave the clothes strewn about the terminal floor. They're generally donated to local thrif
38 xpfg : Not really logical when you can pre-buy for as cheap as $25 online....
39 irelayer : I'm surprised noone is discussing these new fees too, they are quite well hidden but there: Carry on body part price list: Body - $10 Limbs (per) - $5
40 dtw9 : You really need to recognize humor. However even on your theory that its not logical lets do the math. Club fare member $9 ,round trip baggage fees $
41 boeingpride800 : Are you kidding me? When is this airline going to stop with the ancillary charges! All these fees probably add up to where flying on an LCC makes no d
42 Post contains images stasisLAX : Spirit should give (low cost!) muscle relaxants to passengers to deal with the 28 inch seat pitch on those A320s - and surly ticket and gate agents t
43 kgaiflyer : Flying IAD-SFO last week (on UA-572) we had people bringing oversize rollers and huge duffles up the aisle. I agree that carry on is getting way out
44 AWACSooner : And have you noticed that it's gotten this bad ever since the legacies and whatnot started charging for the first bag? Hmmm...once you start down tha
45 bobloblaw : If you make a connection do you have to pay 2x for a carryon?
46 calibansa333 : Hmmm, Hopefully other airlines choose NOT to follow this path.
47 xpfg : I recognize humor quite well, and there was nothing significant that indicated you were utilizing such. It's further exemplified by your attempted ju
48 olddominion727 : Anyone remember skybus? I hope spirit is next
49 airportugal310 : Why would you hope a company goes out of business? Do we not have enough unemployment as it is?
50 STT757 : NK is doing great, if you don't like their policies don't fly them. They offer affordable fares to Florida from Atlantic City, it's really helpful fo
51 santi319 : All the other airlines in the US will go the way of skybus before Spirit...please proceed to the Spirit Q1 Results Topic to see for yourself... Hate
52 ordjoe : Good for NK, these bottom feeders jump at the fares that save them a few dollars over the others and either did not research this airlines practices (
53 OB1504 : I would strongly suggest that you donate the clothing to the Salvation Army or a similar organization, especially considering that it would basically
54 Post contains images dtw9 : You're right. Everybody likes to look good on the Vegas strip or on Miami beach
55 AWACSooner : You're not the only one
56 AussieItaliano : What's interesting to me is that people are complaining about paying these baggage fees when they're paying next to nothing in airfare. What I persona
57 PHX787 : You're telling me. Can anybody give an honest comparison of these fees to something like DL? -_- a porn star? Yep, precisely. However, it seems like
58 homsaR : How about a $1 fare and a $150 "Wearing anything more than underwear/thin shorts and a t-shirt" fee?
59 dtw9 : Thank god it wasn't Spirit that had the "Miracle on the Hudson". They would have charged you $30 for the use of your seat cushion
60 Post contains images context : Oh I hope they don't I'm all about NK being allowed to carry out their little experiment, I just want be able to OPT OUT! If I can't pay for a ticket
61 slcdeltarumd11 : People on here can hate on spirit all they want but in reality Q1 $23.8mil net profit on $301.5mil revenues. Operating margin 12.6%. Spirirt has custo
62 yodobashi : .... regardless of size?
63 eastalt : I agree! However, while you or I might get it; there were special interest groups who who decided this was too difficult to process and wanted more l
64 ozark1 : [quote=dallasnewark,reply=20]Why would anyone fly NK...... This is as bad as it gets... General public should make an example out of this company and
65 rktsci : Looking forward to not flying this airline.
66 slcdeltarumd11 : exactly. spirit is just selling what the people want which is as low up front ticket prices as possible the baggage fees are optional and very well s
67 Post contains images lightsaber : Does anyone know of an airline search engine that compares the cost *with* a checked bag? I'm tired of these fees. Let the airline charge them if they
68 Blueman87 : Another reason i wont fly SPirit
69 airlineecon : These fees are a brilliant and make perfect sense. The airlines offer overhead bins as the most convenient means of storing luggage and should charge
70 SonomaFlyer : I suspect many a.net'ers expect a higher level of service than NK provides. Face it, if folks refuse to pay these extra fees, you'd have seen them rol
71 DocLightning : Because the idea that "if you happen to be carrying anything with you, you have to pay extra" feels misleading to them. In fact, if >99% of pax ar
72 AWACSooner : No...NK IS THE BOTTOM...they are the dregs of the industry...at least FR doesn't charge for carry-on!
73 ROSWELL41 : I would view AMR as the dregs of the industry. But then I guess we measure 'dregs' by different yardsticks. NK is giving their employees a stable job
74 par13del : Personally I think they trying to encourage people to fly with no bags, checked or otherwise, it make the plane lighter and uses less fuel. Rather th
75 AWACSooner : I view it as how an airline also treats its customers...it's a concept called "customer service." Most of the airlines in the US nowadays seem to be
76 delta2ual : Actually, this got worse way before bag fees. Carry-ons have been getting bigger and more numerous over the last 20 years. Gone are the days when the
77 Mir : You're not paying for customer service when you fly NK. You're paying for a seat, and nothing else. That's why the fares are so low. Everything beyon
78 santi319 : Thank you mind you Pilots and FA from NK actually make above industry average, so considering this it is a company that does take care of their emplo
79 Post contains images OB1504 : This is exactly why I don't mind when Spirit introduces new or higher fees. Their base fares always show a corresponding decrease. Meanwhile, the leg
80 Post contains images Maverick623 : I would tell them they are wasting their time. Trust me: you do not need previous airline experience to get hired as a CSA at any airline in the US.
81 OB1504 : With the current state of the industry? Do you know how difficult it is to get hired as a CSA (other than by Spirit) in the South Florida area, espec
82 Post contains images slcdeltarumd11 : WOW totally not Politically correct statement on a.net but 100% totally true and accurate! only on here do people slam an airline that actually makes
83 AWACSooner : Don't tell the pilots of NK who went on strike.
84 Maverick623 : So, in other words, it's just as difficult as every other airline out there. How many of those 20 had previous experience? (If most did, than your po
85 DocLightning : Which the vast majority (>99%) will be carrying. The only people carrying less would be those flying somewhere for less than 24 hours. Given that
86 dabpit : The bottom line is after all the math is done to take a family of 4 on vacation for a week it is cheaper to fly a legacy carrier than NK. I have done
87 OB1504 : My point is that Spirit is a stepping stone to employment at another airline. It's much easier to get in with Spirit, especially for those candidates
88 ltbewr : The airlines like to find ways to keep all of the money and never have to pay any taxes or government fees than they already pay. With their $2000 su
89 cmf : I think NK has a clever business model and satisfies a good niche. I didn't like how they advertised prices that you could not buy but it has, reluct
90 B727 : With that kind of pricing, I'll never fly them. In todays world increase the ticket prices by $20-30 and be done with these stupid baggage fees. B727
91 airportugal310 : Spoken like a true union supporter. Hell, I spent $500 on a suit to look good in interviews years go...but hell you might as well assume it's $2000 b
92 Post contains images diverdave : Ironically, the fees at Delta for bag 3 ($125), bag 4 ($200), and bag 5 ($200) are even higher.
93 B727 : But Delta does not charge for carry on, B727 Glenn
94 BeechToBus : Good call, lets charge everyone and get rid of giving people the option of not paying for a bag if they pack light or are on a quick trip. I think th
95 Post contains links and images N8911E : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFjVbiPzwpI Thanks for flying cheapskate!
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