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Spirit Airlines to widen its route network

January 14th, 2011

The last couple of days the Florida-based low-cost airline Spirit Airlines has announced the opening of two new services which many American travellers might find interesting given the low airfares offered by this carrier.

The first of the two above-mentioned new services is a non-stop service between Fort Lauderdale and Plattsburgh. The carrier offers 4 non-stop flights per week on this route and additional seasonal flights in March and April.

The second new service will be in operation as of – and this is no April Fool’s!- April 1, 2011 and will connect Chicago and Los Angeles. The new flights from Chicago to Los Angeles will be operated daily. What is more, the flights will continue to Airport Atlantic City and back.

Airlines, New Routes, News by Continent, North America, Spirit Airlines

Low cost airlines’ baggage policy: Spirit Airlines

November 17th, 2010

In this installment of our series on the luggage policy of various airlines, we will deal with the baggage policy of Spirit Airlines. Now, we have had one post pertaining to this carrier before but it so happens Spirit Airlines have modified their rules on baggage some time ago.

What is for free?

When travelling with Spirit Airlines, you can carry with you on board one personal item which must fit underneath a seat and which may not exceed 40 x 35 x 30 cm (or 16 x 14 x 12″ if you prefer inches). This applies on all routes and at any time.

In addition, there is a number of items you will not be charged for provided they can be safely stowed and comply with other rules. Examples of such items are: Umbrella, Camera, Infant Diaper Bag, Assistive Devices, Outer Garments (Coats/Hats/Wraps), Car Seat/Stroller, Reading Material, Food for the flight. One can also carry on board car seats at no charge if a seat has been purchased for the child.

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Airlines, Baggage allowance, News by Continent, North America, Other, Spirit Airlines

Spirit Airlines to expand further

November 5th, 2010

The Florida-based Spirit Airlines known for extraordinarily low airfares (in particular for its club members!), announced it would expand its route network with 5 cities which will translate into 11 new routes.

The new destinations available from Airport Fort Lauderdale are as follows: Plattsburgh, Niagara Falls, Latrobe, Charleston and Dallas/Fort Worth. The first service will in operation as of January 14, 2011 and the other services will be added gradually by May 2011.

Subsequently new services from Airport Myrtle Beach will be added to the schedule beginning from May 2011. They are as follows: PlattsburghNiagaraFallsLatrobeCharleston and Washington.

The announcement aroused much enthusiasm among representatives of the tourism industry in the region who look forward to increasing the benefits following the boost e.g. in golf tourism.

Airlines, Airports, New Routes, News by Continent, North America, Spirit Airlines

High sky rip-off

July 22nd, 2010

Most of us have got used to the increasing share of additional fees and charges of all hue in the overall travel expenses. And even though we all seem to know how things work, it may come as a surprise when we take a look at the recent figures. The latest findings published by the consultancy company IdeaWorks and the travel technology partner Amadeus reveal that the ancillary revenues have been growing ever more rapidly over the last years. Suffice it to say that the 96 airlines included in the research earned in this way a total of $13.5 billion for 2009 alone which means an increase of 43% compared to the previous year.

Despite the fact that European travellers do have a good reason to be discontent about the additional expenses, e.g when travelling with Ryanair, these are the passengers in The United States who seem to bear the heaviest burden. The research results display namely that the American companies top the list of “the high sky extortionists”. Highest in the 2009 ranking scores Allegiant Air with 29.2% of its annual revenues being derived from ancillary services including the whole range of services, such as e.g. car rental. Next on the list one can find among others Spirit Airlines and Ryanair.

Concise information concerning both the above-mentioned airlines and many others may be found on this overview page.

Sources: bording.dk and aftenposten.no.

Airlines, Allegiant Air, Ryanair, Spirit Airlines

Spirit Airlines: new service from Detroit to Atlantic City

May 25th, 2010

Low cost airline Spirit Airlines started seasonal service from Detroit to Atlantic City. New nonstop flights will be operated daily until November 10, 2010.

“Spirit Airlines’ non-stop flight from Detroit to Atlantic City is a fantastic new service and great addition to the many exciting happenings taking place in Atlantic City this summer,” says Jennifer Weissman, Regional Vice President of Marketing for Harrah’s Entertainment Inc. “We look forward to welcoming new visitors from Detroit and other Midwestern cities to enjoy the most entertainment-driven destination on the Eastern Shore.”

Airlines, New Routes, North America, Spirit Airlines

Spirit Airlines grows with delivery of new Airbus A320

April 19th, 2010

Low cost airline Spirit Airlines continues to grow as it received the first of four new Airbus A320s scheduled for delivery in 2010. The first new A320 began regular daily service on Spirit’s Fort Lauderdale – Washington, D.C. route in March.

Spirit’s all-Airbus fleet  now consists of 26 A319s, 2 A321s and 1 A320, with 3 more A320s scheduled for delivery in 2010. The expanded fleet allows Spirit to continue growing by introducing service to new markets and increasing frequencies in existing markets, including:

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Airlines, New Routes, North America, Spirit Airlines

Spirit Airlines announced changes in baggage policy

April 6th, 2010

Low cost airline Spirit Airlines reduced its checked baggage fees exclusively for its $9 Fare Club members.  Spirit is also introducing a charge to carry on a baggage and be boarded first onto the airplane. Members of Spirit’s $9 Fare Club who pre-reserve their carry-on bag in advance online receive a $10 discount compared to non-members and pay $20 for their carry-on.

In addition, checked bag fees for $9 Fare Club members have been reduced to $15 for domestic flights and $20 for international flights, both a $10 savings compared to non-members. The baggage discounts will be available for purchase by July 1, 2010, for travel August 1, 2010 and beyond.

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Airlines, Baggage allowance, North America, Spirit Airlines

Spirit Airlines: up to $10 million USD to help Haiti

January 18th, 2010

Low cost airline Spirit Airlines pledged to provide up to $10 million USD to Yéle for relief efforts in Haiti. Spirit will give $75 USD to Yéle for every qualified person who applies for and uses a FREE SPIRIT™ MasterCard, up to $10 million USD. Simply visit www.spiritair.com/yele for complete details. Customers simply open an account by Monday, January 25, 2010, use it once by March 31, 2010, and Spirit gives $75 USD to Yéle.

As announced earlier, Spirit is also giving 5,000 FREE Spirit miles to everyone who donates at least $5 to Yéle Haiti, the Red Cross or UNICEF, enough miles for a free flight. The ultra low cost airline will give up to a billion miles. Those interested in joining Spirit Airlines in their fundraising relief efforts for Haiti should visit www.spiritair.com/haiti after making at least a $5 donation to one of the following organizations - Yéle Haiti (www.yele.org), Red Cross (www.redcross.org) or UNICEF (www.unicef.org).

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Airlines, Australia, New Zealand etc., North America, Spirit Airlines

Spirit Airlines extends revised schedule

July 30th, 2009

Spirit Airlines has extended its revised flight times and schedules for its service between Fort Lauderdale and San Pedro Sula, Honduras for flights through August 15, 2009.

These changes are necessary due to a night time curfew in Honduras that prevents the airline from operating its normal schedule. Every attempt is being made to contact customers via e-mail or phone to advise them of the change in flight times, which are operating approximately six hours earlier than normal on the days of week Spirit normally operates to and from San Pedro Sula. Customers can also go to Spirit’s website at spiritair.com to check their reservations for updated flight information.

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Airlines, North America, Other, Spirit Airlines

Spirit Airlines opens city ticket office services in Bogota

July 2nd, 2009

Starting July 1, 2009, Spirit Airlines opened city ticket office services in Bogota, Colombia, offering customers another and more personalized service alternative for making their travel arrangements with the ultra low cost carrier.

“Spirit Airlines is looking forward to offering our customers the added convenience of making our ultra low fares available via our Bogota ticket office partner,” says Spirit’s Director Distribution and Sales Strategies Rich Lowry. “Now customers have the option of visiting our office in Bogota to purchase the low fares that our customers have come to know and love.”

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Airlines, North America, Other, Spirit Airlines