Spirit Airlines Slapped With Class-Action Lawsuit Over 'Passenger Usage Fee'

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/07/spirit-airlines-slapped-with-lawsuit_n_1752955.html

    A new class-action lawsuit alleges that low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines has duped consumers out of millions of dollars, presenting a so-called Passenger Usage Fee as a government-required charge rather than a profit-driving ancillary fee.

    Lawyers from the firm Podhurst Orseck say in a release that the airline "has intentionally and systematically targeted consumers with deceptive advertising and pricing practices for years."
    "It's an illusory fee," firm partner Kathy Ezell told The Huffington Post. "It's really a tack-on to the fare, it's to increase their profits and, under the DOT regulations, it should be disclosed so that the customers know what they're paying for the fare. Instead they have chosen to embed it with other fees that are either required or sanctioned by the government -- and they give it an innocuous name -- so that it sounds like one of the other fees."

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    That's actually good news IMHO, plus I hope that the passengers will show them!:D

    Amazing, isn't it?

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