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lizerbug
08-02-2010, 03:27 PM
For those of you who fly this airline, I heard on the news last night that they are now charging $35 to $40 for carry on bags :guilty:

wezee
08-02-2010, 03:29 PM
That info was released months ago.

mickey2000
08-02-2010, 04:40 PM
This airline here in AC New Jersey is a JOKE !!!:rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2:

Tinkerbell58
08-02-2010, 06:11 PM
This airline here in AC New Jersey is a JOKE !!!:rotfl2::rotfl2::rotfl2:

Why do you say that? I've flown out of AC for the past 12 years with no major problems. In fact, I have a flight out of AC within the next two weeks.

mickey2000
08-04-2010, 12:01 AM
Why do you say that? I've flown out of AC for the past 12 years with no major problems. In fact, I have a flight out of AC within the next two weeks.
Things aren't the same from yers ago IMO .....
You really agree with ALL the things they are doing ??
Here is a quote from an article I read .......


Spirit Airlines Wants To Charge You For Talking To A Human
By Chris Morran on August 3, 2010 2:15 PM

(frankieleon)
Yesterday, we wrote about how the CEO of Spirit Airlines thinks he's doing consumers a favor by charging for carry-on bags. Now, Big Ben Baldanza is saying that he wants to start charging passengers for the right to talk to a real human being at the airport.

The discount carrier, like most other airlines, already charges customers a fee to book tickets over the phone, but Baldanza says his company is hoping to launch kiosks that will provide all the services an agent at the airport terminal currently provides. If that happens, you know what that means -- You're going to have to pay if you want to deal with a Spirit staffer.

Here it is, in Ben's own words:


“When talking to a human being becomes an option, rather than a necessity, then we're willing to charge for it -- as we do with the call center -- but we're not at that position in the airports today... It's not that we don't think it's not a good idea at some point.”

kaytieeldr
08-04-2010, 12:16 AM
Well, Alamo and National car rental agencies provide kiosks as a convenience to their customers; the only time you need to interact with a person is when you pull out of the lot or garage (so they can make sure you have the right level vehicle, that you have a rental agreement with that company, etc.). Now, granted, they don't charge to deal with a live person at the rental counter - but only because it's financially beneficial to the rental agency when a CSR upsells the customer. There's no benefit to Spirit. If the passengers can and will handle all transactions at the kiosks, why not?

wezee
08-04-2010, 07:04 PM
We fly from Detroit to MCO twice a year. We have never had a delay, change of flight times over 15 mins. and always arrived ahead of schedule. BTW...never had lost or damaged luggage....and guess what....we fly Spirit Airlines!!!!!! And very cheaply, I might add, even with paying for seats and luggage.
They offer non-stop flights ( which most airlines aka Southwest...do not offer).
Last March we upgraded to the "Big Front seat" at no charge.

This Sept. we will fly nonstop, Leaving on a Saturday and returning on a Sunday. 2 adults with 2 checked bags and reserved seats for less $380.00 total.

To each their own....but the great deals we receive from Spirit has enables us to go to WDW twice a year instead of once a year.

Money talks!!!! my personal equation is:

Cheap airfares+non-stop flights= More time for me at WDW!!!!!!

JenC025
08-04-2010, 11:50 PM
Why do you say that? I've flown out of AC for the past 12 years with no major problems. In fact, I have a flight out of AC within the next two weeks.

So do we- we are flying out first time on the 22nd. I'm already freaking out (HATE flying) so I'd love to be clued in on why it's a joke. :confused:

lyonking3
08-05-2010, 08:30 AM
Avoid Spirit. Yes, they charge for a carry on...

Pinnie
08-05-2010, 08:41 AM
Things aren't the same from yers ago IMO .....
You really agree with ALL the things they are doing ??
Here is a quote from an article I read .......


Spirit Airlines Wants To Charge You For Talking To A Human
By Chris Morran on August 3, 2010 2:15 PM

(frankieleon)
Yesterday, we wrote about how the CEO of Spirit Airlines thinks he's doing consumers a favor by charging for carry-on bags. Now, Big Ben Baldanza is saying that he wants to start charging passengers for the right to talk to a real human being at the airport.

The discount carrier, like most other airlines, already charges customers a fee to book tickets over the phone, but Baldanza says his company is hoping to launch kiosks that will provide all the services an agent at the airport terminal currently provides. If that happens, you know what that means -- You're going to have to pay if you want to deal with a Spirit staffer.

Here it is, in Ben's own words:


“When talking to a human being becomes an option, rather than a necessity, then we're willing to charge for it -- as we do with the call center -- but we're not at that position in the airports today... It's not that we don't think it's not a good idea at some point.”

I've got news for ya.... AirTran has already been charging to book tickets over the phone...

pinnie

mickey2000
08-05-2010, 10:11 AM
I've got news for ya.... AirTran has already been charging to book tickets over the phone...

pinnie

start charging passengers for the right to talk to a real human being at the airport.

skiingfast
08-05-2010, 10:50 AM
This is likely to be done by all airlines. Consider if when boarding and unboarding if nobody brought bags on. How fast would the plane load and unload?

This is a great cost to airlines when the plane is sitting at the gate. They are paying for a plane which carries less passengers because of that time at the gate.


Most likely this is the beginning of a trend. If other airlines don't follow it because they stick with charging to check bags they will loose out on this universal benefit to their operations.

Lewisc
08-05-2010, 12:24 PM
This is unlikely to matched my any major airline in the near future. The major airlines made a committment to Congress not to charge for carryon bags. Airlines may not like the legislation that would follow a change in policy.

Airlines might start to enforce size limits.

Mattsmommy
08-05-2010, 12:30 PM
Avoid Spirit. Yes, they charge for a carry on...

I won't be avoiding them. I always check my luggage in because I hate having carry on luggage. I'm actually happy they began doing this. Too many people are getting carried away with over sized carry on luggage. Including the price per of check in luggage we saved over $800 for my family of 3 to fly to Orlando for our cruise later on this month.

Tinkerbell58
08-05-2010, 06:58 PM
Avoid Spirit. Yes, they charge for a carry on...

If the bag fits under the seat...no charge.

bookgirl2632
08-06-2010, 05:13 AM
This is why I fly Southwest. I'm fortunate in that BWI is a major hub for them, flying most places nonstop. Cheap airfare and bags fly free! :woohoo:

NJFireman22
08-08-2010, 02:36 PM
We have flow Spirit since they expanded in to ACY and we love it, for those of you that say " stay away" or they are a "Joke" please dont fly with them, it leaves more room for the rest of us:rotfl2:
We have never had any problems in either ACY, MCO , Tampa, or Palm Beach. We fly at least 6 times a year or more with Spirit.
And as far as Aiports go Philly International is the worst, parking is a mess, Shady at best. It takes forever to get through the TSA lines, and baggage
claim is sloooooooooow. I know because I HAVE to fly out of that hell hole
for business, I try to avoid PHL when ever I can.

Grendalynn
08-08-2010, 08:42 PM
:surfweb: Thinking about using Spirit from BOS to MCo ourselves in October... Well, I am anyway. DH Hates Hates Hates to fly... :confused3 but its costs twice as much to fly *BUT* it takes twice as long to drive... :confused:

Boardwalk33
08-08-2010, 08:46 PM
We travel Spirit all the time and if you check your bag on line when you purchase your tickets I'm pretty sure it's $15.

Elmo007
08-08-2010, 09:09 PM
I flew spirit from LGA (to Myrtle Beach, not MCO). Maybe its because they have a small presence there but it took forever to check in and slightly longer to board the plane. While I was waiting to get on, I saw an entire SW flight get up and get on no problems. I have no idea why they could not figure out how to get passengers on a plane.

also, maybe unique to LGA but spirit only has 1 gate there, so while the flight was waiting through this long boarding process, another flight that had arrived was just sitting on the tarmac for almost an hour waiting for the plane to leave the gates

Luv4Disney
08-09-2010, 10:13 AM
We just joined the $9 Fare Club because with that we saved over $200 on the fare. Couldn't pass up $27 airfare. By joining that, the carry-on fee is reduced to $15/per bag when you do it online ahead of time.

auger
08-09-2010, 10:59 PM
Last March we upgraded to the "Big Front seat" at no charge.

Curious - how did you upgrade w/out extra cost?

shreked
09-03-2010, 07:51 PM
Spirit is great if you do evertyhing on line. Don't even try to call..a nightmare!!!
Gate agents are courteous and helpful. Flights are usually un time, although they are always overbooked.