Spirit boosts online fee to book domestic flights

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.detnews.com/article/2011...it-boosts-online-fee-to-book-domestic-flights

    Florida-based Spirit Airlines, the only airline in the nation to charge passengers for carry-on luggage, now charges nearly $34 to book a round-trip flight online.

    Spirit has long promoted itself as the ultra low-budget airline that offers fares as low as $9 each way. But the airline also boasts one of the most extensive lists of extra fees in the industry.

    Earlier this month, Spirit raised the "passenger usage fee" from $8.99 for one-way domestic flights to $16.99. The fee for international flights dropped from $18.99 to $16.99.

    The only way to avoid the fee is to buy a ticket at an airport counter. But as of Jan. 24 the airline will charge passengers $5 to print out a ticket at the airport counter.

    The airline announced in August 2010 new fees to stow a bag in the on-board overhead compartment, plus charges to check luggage in the cargo area.
     
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    Sounds like the American version of Ryanair with all the fees attached! What's next a window seat fee???:mad:
     
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    Great Minds are thinking alike today! ;)
     
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    A sad day that more than one O' Leary gets the fee limelight!:(
     
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    $30 to carry on a bag. :D
     
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