8000 Free Miles for Sharing How Much You Hate Airlines!

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    Spirit Air will give you 8000 miles in their FREE Spirit program for sending a short message of hate about any airline, theirs included.

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    I love this line, “Airlines mess up – but at least Spirit Airlines is willing to admit it.”

    Here’s Spirit’s CEO on why it’s good to have customers who think you’re bad.

    To fill out the form you need to be a member of the Spirit Airlines FREE Spirit program, so think of this as an 8000 point signup bonus.

    Then choose the airline you want to hate on.

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    And then enter your message up to 140 characters.

    Why I Won’t Even Bother:

    • Spirit’s miles expire after 90 days of inactivity unless you have their co-branded credit card and charge to it every month (although presumably charging somewhat less frequently can meet the 90 day requirement).
    • Some airlines have close-in redemption fees. Spirit’s fees start within 180 days of travel.
    • They do not have redemption partners. The reward for traveling on Spirit is… more travel on Spirit.

    And unless you have their co-brand credit card (not worth the hard pull on your credit) 8000 miles won’t get you much. And you don’t want to earn with their partners — like their dining program — since that means not earning with another program (there’s an opportunity cost).

    Plus when you fly Spirit… well, they could give you a million miles and still come out ahead on their fees.

    Spirit may have a 13 year old boy’s sense of humor but they are a very unpleasant airline.

    Back in November they passed the ‘Affordable Fare Act’ (because their website works!). When the Anthony Weiner sexting story first broke two years ago, Spirit ran an Anthony Weiner sale. And a More Bang for Your Buck sale on flights to Cartagena when secret service agents were revealed to have frequented prostitutes there.

    In 2010 they invited customers to check out the (suntan) oil on the beaches that they fly to… during the BP oil spill. (At the time I was just thankful they hadn’t advertised ‘a flood of low fares to New Orleans’ after Hurricane Katrina.)

    Their most famous ad has to be their “MILF Sale” (Many Islands, Low Fares)… and in keeping with the ‘theme’ they ran a TV commercial, “Think that’s low? Spirit Airlines fares are even lower!”

    (HT: Million Mile Secrets)

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