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Why Spirit Airlines could be a good Oneworld Connect member

Why Spirit Airlines could be a good Oneworld Connect member

Old Mar 8, 19, 7:52 am
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Why Spirit Airlines could be a good Oneworld Connect member

  1. The number of destinations it serves in the United States (some of them seem to be American Airlines destinations).
  2. Its ultra low-cost carrier business model.
  3. Its presence in Latin America

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Old Mar 9, 19, 9:07 am
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There is a saying in Spanish since you bring up Latin America. "Lo barato sale caro" which translates too "Whats cheap ends up being expensive."
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Old Mar 9, 19, 1:21 pm
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Absolutely not! There is no way to join Oneworld Alliance. Sorry!
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Old Mar 10, 19, 5:55 pm
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Originally Posted by EmilyH2004 View Post
  1. The number of destinations it serves in the United States (some of them seem to be American Airlines destinations).
Same as Amtrak. Maybe they should join OW!
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Old Mar 11, 19, 7:44 am
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I've noticed a lot of people use Spirit to position themselves for international trips. If they could somehow offer an alliance of some sort it may be helpful. Unfortunately, AA is very threatened by Spirit and the other ULCCs so they would never allow them to join Oneworld because there would be too much overlap.
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Old May 21, 19, 2:37 pm
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It would be cool, but AA doesn’t even allow combinable fares with their own basic economy tickets, so I think doing so with a competitor is a nonstarter.
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Old May 28, 19, 10:30 pm
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Don't forget that Spirit considers bags "overweight" at 40 pounds, not the industry standard of 50. It's not hard to get to 40, especially if the bag itself has some weight. There's also the disparity in carry-on policy to iron out, and Spirit also has a few flights like the LIM ones where they won't let you even pay for an additional bag (i.e. embargoes).

You could argue than an A319 beats a jungle jet, especially if you have a carry on you can carry with the A319 rather than having force-checked.
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