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Spirit Airlines Announcement?

Thu May 10, 2018 5:54 am

Spirit Airlines has hinted on social media about a upcoming big annoucment for the last few days. Saying stuff like "Something BIG is coming to Spirit! " Any idea what it could be?
 
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Thu May 10, 2018 8:10 am

Super-vague.

https://twitter.com/SpiritAirlines/stat ... 8195035136

Essentially no context nor timeframe given.

Hate when airlines do this. :mad:
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Thu May 10, 2018 11:47 am

Well their CEO did send a letter to customers announcing that the current president and CFO will take his role in 2019. So that’s big news
 
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Thu May 10, 2018 12:27 pm

BIG meaning Widebody aircraft?
 
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Thu May 10, 2018 12:33 pm

The CEO email also said they would be rolling out self-tagging for bags. Maybe that was BIG?
 
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Thu May 10, 2018 12:36 pm

jco613 wrote:
Well their CEO did send a letter to customers announcing that the current president and CFO will take his role in 2019. So that’s big news


With how the announcement is being teased, I’m thinking it’s going to be something tangible to passengers, not a changing of the guard so to speak.

Addition of WiFi seems to lead the rumor mill, followed by possibly an enhanced customer service experience (improved big front seats that might include some included extras or something along those lines).
 
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Re: Spirit Airlines Announcement?

Thu May 10, 2018 12:53 pm

While NK already serves most of its domestic destinations nonstop from DFW, NK does have opportunities to add nonstop service to a few additional destinations from DFW.

Will NK be announcing new nonstop service to CMH and/or RIC from DFW? Does NK plan on bringing back DFW-PDX nonstop service?
 
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Thu May 10, 2018 1:11 pm

Wifi or airplanes, that's my guess. I did hear Embraer is out.
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Thu May 10, 2018 1:15 pm

Possible new network expansion?
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Thu May 10, 2018 1:29 pm

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Re: Spirit Airlines Announcement?

Thu May 10, 2018 1:33 pm

tb727 wrote:
Wifi or airplanes, that's my guess. I did hear Embraer is out.

Meaning C-Series is in???
 
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Thu May 10, 2018 1:36 pm

The 2 things that are most likely; WIFI or a significant aircraft order.

Other likely scenarios could be something like improved cabin amenities (like the addition of more big front seats to essentially create a 2nd cabin).

Less likely but still possible could be a DTW and LAS “hub” announcement, HQ relocation to Orlando (or a permanent site in Fort Lauderdale where they will have their own training facility).

Probably won’t happen: merger.
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Thu May 10, 2018 1:41 pm

New paint again?
 
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Re: Spirit Airlines Announcement?

Thu May 10, 2018 1:45 pm

flymco753 wrote:
The 2 things that are most likely; WIFI or a significant aircraft order.

Wifi would be nice but I don't see it happening just yet.

As for the aircraft order, I would say the A330 and/or c-series

flymco753 wrote:
HQ relocation to Orlando (or a permanent site in Fort Lauderdale where they will have their own training facility).


I think we would need to keep dreaming on this one.

More than likely just announcing more routes.
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Thu May 10, 2018 1:57 pm

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Thu May 10, 2018 2:04 pm

is it really that obvious that the announcement is not going to be something B - I - G
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Thu May 10, 2018 2:04 pm

dabpit wrote:
flymco753 wrote:
The 2 things that are most likely; WIFI or a significant aircraft order.

Wifi would be nice but I don't see it happening just yet.

As for the aircraft order, I would say the A330 and/or c-series

flymco753 wrote:
HQ relocation to Orlando (or a permanent site in Fort Lauderdale where they will have their own training facility).


I think we would need to keep dreaming on this one.

More than likely just announcing more routes.
Maybe the C-Series with WIFI and new routes to pit the planes?
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Thu May 10, 2018 2:06 pm

how about a new BIG UPFRONT SEAT ! hahaha
 
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Re: Spirit Airlines Announcement?

Thu May 10, 2018 2:22 pm

Probably an announcement of new aircraft that will greatly enhance its chances of competing with UA,WN,DELTA, and AA. If they purchase either the C-series, or Boeing 737 its a whole new ballgame in airline competition.
 
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Thu May 10, 2018 2:30 pm

I highly doubt a widebody aircraft order is on the horizon, but it does make for interesting speculation. It would be great to have a US long-haul ULCC a la Norwegian or WOWair.
I alos doubt WiFi is on the horizon as well. IIRC the WiFi equipment adds a lot of weight penalties to the aircraft, and their business model is centered around keeping costs as low as possible.
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Re: Spirit Airlines Announcement?

Thu May 10, 2018 2:34 pm

jeffh747 wrote:
doubt WiFi is on the horizon as well. IIRC the WiFi equipment adds a lot of weight penalties to the aircraft, and their business model is centered around keeping costs as low as possible.


Agree. Not much overlap between NK diaspora and those who need Wifi. Deep discount vacation travelers on NK who paid 80 bucks for a ticket aren't likely to shell out 12-15 USD for Wifi.

Also with a 28" seat pitch, it is literally impossible to use a laptop.
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Re: Spirit Airlines Announcement?

Thu May 10, 2018 2:38 pm

Beechtobus wrote:
Addition of WiFi seems to lead the rumor mill, followed by possibly an enhanced customer service experience (improved big front seats that might include some included extras or something along those lines).


Wi-Fi coming next year according to pilots and flight attendants I talked to.
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Thu May 10, 2018 3:05 pm

Antarius wrote:
Also with a 28" seat pitch, it is literally impossible to use a laptop.


Tablets and smartphones have been 'a thing' for ten years. It's not 1998 with seven pound 14" Dell laptops.
 
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Thu May 10, 2018 3:18 pm

A321NEOs?
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Thu May 10, 2018 3:32 pm

MIflyer12 wrote:
Antarius wrote:
Also with a 28" seat pitch, it is literally impossible to use a laptop.


Tablets and smartphones have been 'a thing' for ten years. It's not 1998 with seven pound 14" Dell laptops.


I guess my eyes must be deceiving me because I see constant laptop use, myself included, on flights. In 2018.
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Thu May 10, 2018 3:41 pm

Obviously they're buying B6... All threads eventually go to a B6 merger.
 
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Thu May 10, 2018 3:46 pm

stlgph wrote:
MIflyer12 wrote:
Antarius wrote:
Also with a 28" seat pitch, it is literally impossible to use a laptop.


Tablets and smartphones have been 'a thing' for ten years. It's not 1998 with seven pound 14" Dell laptops.


I guess my eyes must be deceiving me because I see constant laptop use, myself included, on flights. In 2018.


I take one all the time on flights. Now to be fair it is on WN flights to watch tv. I have a macbook air and even on their 31/32 in pitch it can be tight to get the screen open enough to a good viewing angle. That is with a smaller computer. I can only imagine on a 29 in pitch what it is like. Not that is really matters on Spirit because they don't have tv/wifi (at the moment), although I guess some people might have movies on their computer.
 
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Re: Spirit Airlines Announcement?

Thu May 10, 2018 4:02 pm

Flights to Canada?
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Thu May 10, 2018 4:16 pm

rajincajun01 wrote:
Beechtobus wrote:
Addition of WiFi seems to lead the rumor mill, followed by possibly an enhanced customer service experience (improved big front seats that might include some included extras or something along those lines).


Wi-Fi coming next year according to pilots and flight attendants I talked to.

That's great news! I'm sure they'll be a hefty price for using it, but hey, it's better than no wifi at all...
 
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Re: Spirit Airlines Announcement?

Thu May 10, 2018 4:26 pm

Flights to Hawaii perhaps? We all know Southwest is working on it, but it would be hilarious if Spirit beat them to it and announced Hawaii first. The A320NEO should be able to make it without problems.
 
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Thu May 10, 2018 4:47 pm

stlgph wrote:
MIflyer12 wrote:
Antarius wrote:
Also with a 28" seat pitch, it is literally impossible to use a laptop.


Tablets and smartphones have been 'a thing' for ten years. It's not 1998 with seven pound 14" Dell laptops.


I guess my eyes must be deceiving me because I see constant laptop use, myself included, on flights. In 2018.


No kidding.

I have a surface laptop that I use every flight. Guess I'm stuck in 1998 :roll:
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Re: Spirit Airlines Announcement?

Thu May 10, 2018 4:54 pm

PatrickZ80 wrote:
Flights to Hawaii perhaps? We all know Southwest is working on it, but it would be hilarious if Spirit beat them to it and announced Hawaii first. The A320NEO should be able to make it without problems.


I doubt it, especially after the fiasco G4 went through.

Can a C Series work with a ULCC like Spirit?
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Thu May 10, 2018 5:02 pm

enilria wrote:
tb727 wrote:
Wifi or airplanes, that's my guess. I did hear Embraer is out.

Meaning C-Series is in???


I would hope for more Airbus or C-Series. Boeing is in the mix but I sure hope it isn't what they go for. New seats are coming but I doubt they would make such a big deal out of it. So it's probably some stupid new seat lol
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Re: Spirit Airlines Announcement?

Thu May 10, 2018 5:06 pm

F9Animal wrote:
PatrickZ80 wrote:
Flights to Hawaii perhaps? We all know Southwest is working on it, but it would be hilarious if Spirit beat them to it and announced Hawaii first. The A320NEO should be able to make it without problems.


I doubt it, especially after the fiasco G4 went through.

Can a C Series work with a ULCC like Spirit?



The CS300 is the same size as an A319. Allegiant and EasyJet make A319s work, so no doubt the CS300 would work for Spirit.
 
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Thu May 10, 2018 5:10 pm

acos24 wrote:
F9Animal wrote:
PatrickZ80 wrote:
Flights to Hawaii perhaps? We all know Southwest is working on it, but it would be hilarious if Spirit beat them to it and announced Hawaii first. The A320NEO should be able to make it without problems.


I doubt it, especially after the fiasco G4 went through.

Can a C Series work with a ULCC like Spirit?



The CS300 is the same size as an A319. Allegiant and EasyJet make A319s work, so no doubt the CS300 would work for Spirit.


Yes indeed, in fact CS300 is even more economically viable than the A319 and with better range...
 
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Thu May 10, 2018 5:22 pm

delta777er wrote:
Spirit Airlines has hinted on social media about a upcoming big annoucment for the last few days. Saying stuff like "Something BIG is coming to Spirit! " Any idea what it could be?


Without a doubt 747-800
 
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Thu May 10, 2018 5:45 pm

I don’t think it’s new routes because #1, typiclally they announce September/October routes in mid June. #2 Friday isn’t a media day for coverage on air service correct? So it’s something company related directly. #3 Something like this probably means a large aircraft purchase, most likely from another manufacturer.
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Thu May 10, 2018 5:47 pm

gsg013 wrote:
how about a new BIG UPFRONT SEAT ! hahaha

lol i was thinking of an even bigger seat
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Thu May 10, 2018 5:49 pm

Spirit and Norwegian to codeshare.
Adding SWF to the network.

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Thu May 10, 2018 6:12 pm

New fees.
 
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Thu May 10, 2018 6:32 pm

Etheereal wrote:
gsg013 wrote:
how about a new BIG UPFRONT SEAT ! hahaha

lol i was thinking of an even bigger seat


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Thu May 10, 2018 6:40 pm

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Obviously they're buying B6... All threads eventually go to a B6 merger.


Is this before or after the B6 - HA merger?
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Re: Spirit Airlines Announcement?

Thu May 10, 2018 6:47 pm

KarlB737 wrote:
delta777er wrote:
Spirit Airlines has hinted on social media about a upcoming big annoucment for the last few days. Saying stuff like "Something BIG is coming to Spirit! " Any idea what it could be?


Without a doubt 747-800


No such airplane type. The 787-900 doesn’t exist either.

Wasn’t there another thread that recently stated that Sprit is considering the 737 Max? While I would never fly Spirit, is line to see them go Boeing.
 
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Thu May 10, 2018 6:52 pm

System wide roll-out of bag self-tagging?
 
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Thu May 10, 2018 6:56 pm

BoeingGuy wrote:
KarlB737 wrote:
delta777er wrote:
Spirit Airlines has hinted on social media about a upcoming big annoucment for the last few days. Saying stuff like "Something BIG is coming to Spirit! " Any idea what it could be?


Without a doubt 747-800


No such airplane type. The 787-900 doesn’t exist either.



Splitting hairs much? Jeez.
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Thu May 10, 2018 7:02 pm

tys777 wrote:
System wide roll-out of bag self-tagging?


That's what I said earlier today on here. Nobody has bit on it but that is one thing. It appears NK is announcing something daily this week as part of "service" enhancements.

Doubt there will be an announcement of new aircraft based upon how they are using Twitter for this. Seems like little things to the casual a.net user, but BIG to NK.
 
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jetmatt777 wrote:
BoeingGuy wrote:
KarlB737 wrote:

Without a doubt 747-800


No such airplane type. The 787-900 doesn’t exist either.



Splitting hairs much? Jeez.


That goes for 98% of those participating in this thread thus far. Amazing, isn't it?
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Thu May 10, 2018 7:06 pm

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Yes indeed, in fact CS300 is even more economically viable than the A319 and with better range...


Both the 319 & 319neo have better range than either C-Series variant

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jetmatt777 wrote:
BoeingGuy wrote:
KarlB737 wrote:

Without a doubt 747-800


No such airplane type. The 787-900 doesn’t exist either.



Splitting hairs much? Jeez.


This is an aviation enthusiast web site. I assume people want to have a correct understanding of things.

If my mother were to mis-state a model designation, I probably wouldn’t say anything. When a fellow enthusiast does, I corrected him.

This has come up before so I checked the FAA type cert work sheet. It is -8.
 
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Re: Spirit Airlines Announcement?

Thu May 10, 2018 7:18 pm

SteveXC500 wrote:
tys777 wrote:
System wide roll-out of bag self-tagging?


That's what I said earlier today on here. Nobody has bit on it but that is one thing. It appears NK is announcing something daily this week as part of "service" enhancements.

Doubt there will be an announcement of new aircraft based upon how they are using Twitter for this. Seems like little things to the casual a.net user, but BIG to NK.


Agree, focus seems to be on service and nothing earth shattering. I'd love to be wrong though. My vote is either systemwide self bag tagging or in flight wifi

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