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2014 Resolution - Fly On Spirit

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:18 am
by dfwjim1
Hi everyone,

In 2014 one of my goals is to take a short round trip flight on Spirit out of FLL maybe to DFW or up the Eastern Seaboard.
I am a dedicated AA customer but I have heard so many negative things about Spirit that I want to give them a try just for
the fun of it. Have any of you a.netters flown Spirt more out of curiosity than anything else?

I know this sounds like a strange goal but all will!

RE: 2014 Resolution - Fly On Spirit

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 1:45 am
by KPWMSpotter
I gave Spirit a try earlier this year for an ATL-FLL day trip. I managed to snag an $85 round trip ticket during a sale; for that price I'd say it was worth it.

My expectations were set very low, so I was pleasantly surprised. The seats were very close together, but otherwise reasonable for the 1 hour flight. The staff I interacted with were all quite professional, although the other passengers were on average very low class.

Even though they are priced pretty cheaply, don't splurge for the "big front seats". I paid $30 extra for one, but found it very uncomfortable.

Make sure you wait for a fare sale before booking. Spirit's prices can fluctuate +/- %50 day to day. There are certainly some good deals to be had, so enjoy your trip!

RE: 2014 Resolution - Fly On Spirit

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 2:02 am
by VTORD
I have resolutely decided to stay away from Spirit. My buddy's wife works in IAH and they have used them a few times. I have heard some funny stories from them, let's just put it that way. But I might be tempted to give them a shot just for the heck of it on one trip. My sister lives down in ATL and may be I will fly there for my niece's birthday over a weekend.

Ameya

RE: 2014 Resolution - Fly On Spirit

Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:54 pm
by woody1974
Be prepared to be nickled and dimed for everything from carry ons to checked baggage. In addition be prepared to eat your knees. They have by far the worst pitch I have ever flown. That said they offer nonstop from Boston to Myrtle so this golfer deals with it to get to SC quickly. I would recommend the BIG seat if you are 6' or taller. I am 6'3" and think the $$ spent on the big seat is well worth it! The crews I have experienced have been very good and all of the flights (6) I have taken to and from Myrtle have been packed!

RE: 2014 Resolution - Fly On Spirit

Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 3:55 pm
by rahulrahul
Seems like this is the wrong forum. This probably goes in Polls and Prefs?

Rahul