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Old Jan 9, 12, 5:59 pm   #1
 
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Spirit Airlines

How come Spirit does is not listed under Airline Programs.

I was trying to book a flight MCO-FLL, I said I had no bags but did select a seat and it charged me but kept showing a $30.00 BAG charge. The only way I found to not have a bag charge is not to slect a seat and had no bag charge, total fare $28.79. Do they charge extra to sue the rest room yet. Looks like they charge for everything else. If we need life rafts to they charge for this to.
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Old Jan 12, 12, 12:37 am   #2
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It is a software bug. Try clicking "Continue without selecting bags."
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Old Jan 15, 12, 12:25 am   #3
 
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No charge to use the restroom yet, but don't they now have a charge for Carryon bags?
I flew Spirit several times on the cheap and it was actually a decent flight.

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Old Jan 16, 12, 3:56 pm   #4
 
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They charge for carryon's that don't fit under your seat. The link to the explanation of their optional fees is on the front page of their website:

http://www.spirit.com/OptionalFees.aspx

And here is the link to the details: http://spirit.custhelp.com/app/answe...YWwxUklqT2s%3D

http://spirit.custhelp.com/
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Old Aug 14, 12, 12:29 pm   #5
 
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is there a spirit airlines forums here?
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Old Aug 15, 12, 8:34 pm   #6
 
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No, although there is a Virign America a forum, a forum for AirTran that doesn't exist and there are many other more minor airlines with forums. We go through this every few months, but the answer has always been no for a Spirit forum.
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Old Aug 22, 12, 12:23 pm   #7
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No, although there is a Virign America a forum, a forum for AirTran that doesn't exist and there are many other more minor airlines with forums. We go through this every few months, but the answer has always been no for a Spirit forum.
Spirit would charge for the use of such a forum.
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Old Aug 25, 12, 5:47 pm   #8
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is there a spirit airlines forums here?
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No, although there is a Virign America a forum, a forum for AirTran that doesn't exist and there are many other more minor airlines with forums. We go through this every few months, but the answer has always been no for a Spirit forum.
TalkBoard votes on creating new fora

They voted a month or two ago, and voted NO to creating said forum.

NK is generally discussed here or in Budget Travel forum, since most all agree that their frequent flyer program is pretty much worthless, hence not much to discuss (as seen by the numbe of posts).

BTW, while CO does not exist anymore (well, there are some who say COdbaUA ), it does have its own subforum. AirTran is still flying its own planes and IIRC does not have a unified flying certificate with WN.

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Old Sep 14, 12, 12:56 pm   #9
 
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Spirit would charge for the use of such a forum.
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Old Sep 15, 12, 7:13 am   #10
 
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Spirit is growing like crazy, and it's only a matter of time before they have a forum, whether the cc hockers and bloggers and DYKWIA's like it or not.
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Old Sep 15, 12, 1:36 pm   #11
 
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Yours truly brought the Spirit up for a vote, a vote that had been in limbo for 6 years. I tried but it will be for another member to take the torch onto final victory. When or if that day ever comes is open to debate.
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Old Sep 16, 12, 10:29 pm   #12
 
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There are many what I call "Old guard" members on Flyertalk who believe an airline such as Spirit is unworthy of a real board to not only share mile awards info (worthless on Spirit) but general airline/fee info as well which all the forums do for all the "Traditional legacy" carriers. But even airlines such as Virgin America, Airtran which is dying, still have forums with no reasonable explanation given by Talkboard why for them and not Spirit. Let me say I am no fan of Spirit but I know they serve a purpose in the US air system though I despise their fees, you just have to know when you book what you are doing as I do fly them occasionally but pay only my airfare. I even book my tickets at the airport counter to bypass the online passenger usage fee. Average users would never know to do this but I'd tell them in a Spirit forum.

The bias I have seen on FT not only for this issue but others is pretty ridiculous and honestly it's one of the reasons why I don't come back nearly as often as I use to. Oh well.
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Old Sep 17, 12, 8:12 am   #13
 
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TalkBoard votes on creating new fora

They voted a month or two ago, and voted NO to creating said forum.

NK is generally discussed here or in Budget Travel forum, since most all agree that their frequent flyer program is pretty much worthless, hence not much to discuss (as seen by the numbe of posts).
I suppose it's FF program is somewhat worthless. I have heard people having a difficult time trying to redeem miles with Spirit, and one may have to pay a lot of fees even if managing to get that free ticket.

However, Spirit offers that $9 Fare Club and is associated to a credit card that offers free miles. I'm sure there are a lot of people who have signed up for either or both along with regular pax who accumulate miles. Although lately, the $9 Fare Club seems de-emphasized from Spirit. For all those reasons, Spirit should have it's forum.

Anyways on most forums like Southwest, there is talk on route changes and other airline matters that is not FF program specific which increases the scope of subject matter of the forum. TalkBoard would have to address that that if the purpose of these forums is only for FF and rewards matters.

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Old Sep 17, 12, 9:22 am   #14
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Although lately, the $9 Fare Club seems de-emphasized from Spirit. For all those reasons, Spirit should have it's forum.
Not sure why you say that, I still get emails from them as well as see offers on their home page. Just that the $9 Fare seems to be $19.95 Fare with taxes ....

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Old Sep 21, 12, 1:31 pm   #15
 
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I think eventually Spirit will get its own forum someday in the future. But I agree, there is definitely a bias present against them by a lot of people. If they had a better FF program it probably would have its own forum already. At least now they've added in the ability to use award miles online, even if those miles don't get you all that much.
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