Spirit Charges $110 To Fly With Three Bags

Spirit announced increased prices for checked bags, meaning it may soon cost more for your luggage to fly the discount airline than you.

The first bag is free. The second, $10. The third? $100. Don’t even ask about the the fourth piece of luggage.

When our grandparents visit Florida, they check at least two bags. Spirit already reduced the weight limit from 70 to 50 pounds. Plus, there is a surcharge for any bag over the reduced limit.

Spirit claims the new baggage fees are needed to stave off fare increases. Come on. Charge an extra $5. Lose the variety snack pack. Don’t charge us $110 for three bags. — CAREY GREENBERG-BERGER

Spirit’s Baggage Tariff Irks Travelers [ConsumerAffairs.com]