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Spirit Airlines Rubs Salt In American Airlines’ Loose Seat Wound With 7.57% Discount Promo

Not a company to let a juicy opportunity for mockery slip by, Spirit Airlines is poking fun at American Airlines’ loose-seat woes with a new 7.57% discount promo. It’s not even a tongue-in-cheek situation — the tongue is fully out of the mouth and wagging at American with: “WE LET LOW FARES LOOSE, NOT SEATS! 7.57% OFF.” Wait, I don’t get it. [More]

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Spirit Hikes Fees To A Max Of $100 For Passengers Paying To Bring Carry-On Bags

First of all, let’s get this straight — fee-happy carrier Spirit Airlines isn’t going to be charging every passenger $100 for a carry-on bag, although that would honestly not surprise us. But if you’re a passenger meeting certain conditions, you could end up paying a maximum of $100 just to bring that roller bag aboard if you’re not careful how you go about it. [More]

Spirit Airlines Boots Couple From Flight In Brouhaha Over Saggy Pants

Spirit Airlines Boots Couple From Flight In Brouhaha Over Saggy Pants

Wearing what you want to wear on a flight so you can be comfortable is one thing, but is it worth verbally abusing a flight attendant and getting kicked off a plane? Spirit Airlines says a man got quite upset with an attendant after she asked him to pull up his sagging pants. [More]

Sorry Airlines, Court Says You Have To Tell The Truth About Airfares

Sorry Airlines, Court Says You Have To Tell The Truth About Airfares

In the last year or so, the U.S. Dept of Transportation has instituted a number of new rules — like requiring airlines to include all known taxes and fees in its advertised prices — aimed at adding more transparency to airfares. Some carriers, especially discount airlines that love to advertise a bottom-dollar price with oodles of fine print hiding the fact that it’s not such a good price, have challenged these changes. But today, a U.S. appeals court sided with federal regulators (and common sense). [More]

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Unruly Spirit Airlines Passenger Leaves Travelers Stranded For More Than 10 Hours

A Spirit Airlines flight from L.A. to Ft. Lauderdale had to make an unexpected — and incredibly prolonged — stop in Houston on Sunday, all because of an unruly passenger. [More]

Which Airlines Pile On The Most Fees? Compare And Learn

Which Airlines Pile On The Most Fees? Compare And Learn

Our friends over at NerdWallet are always coming up with useful, easy-to-use tools that sift and collate financial information that is normally scattered in a lot of different places. Most of these tools involve credit cards and banking, but they’ve recently opened a travel section. A handy new tool on the site lets you calculate the fees that different airlines charge for the same options, such as checked baggage, rebooking, or unaccompanied minor tickets. This makes it easier to compare airfares that might seem cheap before you start piling on fees. [More]

Spirit Airlines Won't Let Woman Change Name On Reservation, Forcing Her To Buy Another Ticket

Spirit Airlines Won't Let Woman Change Name On Reservation, Forcing Her To Buy Another Ticket

A young woman who makes $7.40 an hour needed a bit of help to buy a flight to go visit her U.S. Navy boyfriend while he had two weeks of shore duty. So, three months before the planned visit, Katherine’s dad let her use his credit card to purchase a $477 flight on Spirit Airlines through Orbitz. Unfortunately, his name somehow ended up as the traveler. [More]

Spirit Decides It Doesn't Want To Be So Reviled After All, Refunds Dying Man's Ticket

Spirit Decides It Doesn't Want To Be So Reviled After All, Refunds Dying Man's Ticket

More than a week after a man with terminal cancer took his gripe with Spirit Airlines public — and after several stern statements by Spirit that it would not, under any condition, bow to public pressure and refund the man his $197 — the airline has bowed to public pressure and is refunding his $197. [More]

Spirit Airlines Knows Everyone Hates It, Really Doesn't Care

Spirit Airlines Knows Everyone Hates It, Really Doesn't Care

Just in the last week or so, Spirit Airlines has made a lot of people mad, what with denying a veteran dying of cancer a refund and then announcing it’ll charge $100 for some carry-on bags. But perhaps unsurprisingly, Spirit doesn’t really give a flying fig if you don’t like it or if it’s got a high number of customer complaints. It’s all about the money, see. [More]

Spirit To Start Charging Up To $100 For Some Carry-On Bags

Spirit To Start Charging Up To $100 For Some Carry-On Bags

Spirit Airlines continues to demonstrate why Consumerist readers nominated the bottom-dollar carrier for the Worst Company In America 2012 tournament. The airline, only one of two U.S. carriers to charge for carry-on bags, has announced it will be jacking up its baggage fees, meaning some people could end up paying $100 per carry-on. [More]

Spirit Airlines, Where "Dying Of Cancer" Equals "Not Following The Rules"

Spirit Airlines, Where "Dying Of Cancer" Equals "Not Following The Rules"

Spirit Airlines once again proves that it was only pulling our legs when it called itself the “most consumer-friendly airline.” This time, the fee-happy carrier isn’t just telling a dying passenger he has to suck up the cost of his $197 ticket, but are somehow equating being near death as a form of rule-breaking. [More]

Spirit Airlines Says It Doesn't Belong In Worst Company Tournament

Spirit Airlines Says It Doesn't Belong In Worst Company Tournament

In spite of Spirit Airlines’ hilarious belief that it is the “most consumer-friendly airline,” it beat out the much-bigger Delta to make it through the first round of the Consumerist Worst Company In America tournament. But the airline says the people voting for Spirit have obviously not flown the discount carrier. [More]

Worst Company In America: Ticketmaster Vs. Spirit Airlines

Worst Company In America: Ticketmaster Vs. Spirit Airlines

Voting on this round is completely free! You just pay shipping, handling, service charges, print-at-home surcharges, voting tax, a 7% resort fee, and a $25 “because we can” charge. [More]

Please Join Us In Welcoming Your Worst Company In America 2012 Sweet 16!

Please Join Us In Welcoming Your Worst Company In America 2012 Sweet 16!

The floor of the Worst Company In America BattleDome is stained with the blood of the vanquished. But only one company can earn the privilege of placing the WCIA Golden Poo in its trophy case, so the violence must continue. [More]

Worst Company In America Round One: Spirit Airlines Vs. Delta

Worst Company In America Round One: Spirit Airlines Vs. Delta

The final day of Round One competition is waiting on the tarmac, ready to take off. Unfortunately, these two airlines would like to charge you for the privilege of voting on which one is worse. [More]

Here It Is, Your Lineup For Worst Company In America 2012!

Here It Is, Your Lineup For Worst Company In America 2012!

Welcome to Consumerist’s 7th Annual Worst Company In America tournament, where the businesses you nominated face off for a title that none of them will publicly admit to wanting — but which all of them try their hardest to earn. So it’s time to fill in the brackets and start another office pool. That is, unless you work at one of the 32 companies competing in the tournament. [More]

Spirit Airlines Sued Over $2 "Unintended Consequences Fee"

Spirit Airlines Sued Over $2 "Unintended Consequences Fee"

Back in February, a new regulation kicked in that allows fliers to change their flights without penalty within the first 24 hours after booking. The folks at Spirit Airlines responded by tacking on a $2 “Dept. of Transportation Unintended Consequences Fee,” which they said was to cover the added costs resulting from the new rule. But a woman in Illinois says it’s just plain fraud. [More]

Spirit Adds $2 "Dept. Of Transportation Unintended Consequences Fee"

Fresh off fighting laws that require truth in advertising, Spirit Airlines, which hilariously dubbed itself the “most consumer-friendly airline,” is now taking a stand against another government regulation — one that requires airlines to allow passengers to change flights within 24 hours of booking without paying a penalty — by adding two dollars to everyone’s ticket. [More]