An unidentified passenger was forcibly removed by police at the airport in Atlanta from an aircraft operated by Spirit Airlines. Photograph courtesy of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Click on the image for an article at the official Internet web site of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

News: Car Crash Mistaken For Gunfire at Airport; Crazed Passenger Forced Off Airplane; Homeless Good Samaritan Rewarded By Hotel

Here is a collection of recent news stories which are associated with travel: Car Crash Mistaken For Gunfire At Airport Terminals 4 and 5 at Los Angeles International Airport was evacuated — or “self evacuated”, according to some reports — on Friday, November 22, 2013 when frightened passengers misinterpreted the sound of the crashing of multiple vehicles for the sound of shots fired from a gun. Approximately…

The damage of the tail cone of an Airbus A320 aircraft operated by US Airways as the result of contact by the wing of an Airbus A320 aircraft operated by Spirit Airlines. Photograph courtesy of the Broward County Aviation Department.

US Airways Airplane “Rear-Ended”? That’s the Spirit

The tip of the wing of an Airbus A320 aircraft operated by Spirit Airlines allegedly hit the tail of a parked aircraft operated by US Airways at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport earlier this week, causing damage to both aircraft. The wing of the aircraft operated by Spirit Airlines was…

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Is Consumer Reports Truly Unbiased?

Consumer Reports — a magazine published by Consumers Union, a non-profit organization which strives to advocate products and services recommended for the consumer and “whose mission is to work for a fair, just, and safe marketplace for all consumers and to empower consumers to protect themselves” — listed Delta Air Lines as one of the worst of greater than 100 companies on their annual “Naughty or Nice” list. The reason they cite is as follows…

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Spirit Airlines Overhead Bins Hit $100

Here’s an Election Day promise kept! Spirit Airlines have made good on their threat to raise carry-on baggage fees. On Nov. 6 the airline started charging a $100 fee if you check your carry on at the gate.

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Carry-On Baggage Fees to Be Increased to As Much As $200 Round-Trip

Spirit Airlines has announced that fees for carry-on baggage on domestic and international flights will increase from $45.00 to as much as $100.00 each way, to be effective as of November 6, 2012. Spirit Airlines first started charging a carry-on baggage fee of $45.00 back in August of 2010. This policy of charging fees for carry-on bags has either been…

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