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Old Feb 8, 12, 8:19 am
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Comments Welcome: Voting Underway-Create Spirit Airlines Forum

Moved by RichMSN and seconded by kokonutz:

A forum be created for Spirit Airlines.

This vote will close on February 22, 2012 at 9:05 am or after all TalkBoard members have registered their vote, whichever comes first.

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Old Feb 8, 12, 8:39 am
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I don't really see a passionate enough following or volume behind Spirit to support a standalone forum.

I think that they're housed well enough in the "Other North America & South America FFP" forum.

I haven't voted as yet & will give it some time before I do, but at this time, I don't see the need or the volume to make this forum a successful one.
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Old Feb 8, 12, 9:04 am
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I'd agree with you. Spirit generates enough (bad) publicity to give them a forum... if only to protect (new) members of Flyertalk. I think a heads up is valuable.
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Old Feb 8, 12, 9:14 am
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Originally Posted by dhammer53 View Post
I'd agree with you. Spirit generates enough (bad) publicity to give them a forum... if only to protect (new) members of Flyertalk. I think a heads up is valuable.
I'm confused. Are you saying you support the forum or don't? Your first sentence implies not; your other sentences implies yes.

I'm inclined to agree with bhatnasx in that I don't see a lot of posts (5-7/mth) to justify a stand-alone forum & think it being in its current location is fine, but I've not voted yet & will wait to see input from FTers since a public notice has been done.

BTW - it should be noted that sudden post-padding to try & increase volume to justify the forum would be caught by the mods.

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Old Feb 8, 12, 9:40 am
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It is easy to dismiss the airline, but the fact of the matter is that Spirit is one of the few airlines that is consistently making money these days. They have a bunch of planes coming online over the next few years, and they seem to be focusing on domestic expansion more than the international, as in past years.

While Flyertalkers as a whole seem to avoid Spirit, there must be somebody flying them, else the planes would not be full. As the airline expands into more cities, more people will find their way onto the Flyertalk site and want to research/debate/read about Spirit.

In all fairness, though Spirit may appeal to a niche audience, the fact is that the audience is growing due to people not being able to afford the major carriers, as well as the fact that some Spirit airports were previously without commercial service (Latrobe, Mesa, etc.), which will grow the flying market.

My personal opinion is that Spirit sort of gets looked over being stuck in the "Other..." forum. Considering the controversy that surrounds Spirit, I think even unabashed Spirit haters would post in a dedicated forum.
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Old Feb 8, 12, 9:51 am
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I don't think there's enough traffic right now to jusify a forum for Spirit.
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Old Feb 8, 12, 10:07 am
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Originally Posted by Mary2e View Post
I don't think there's enough traffic right now to jusify a forum for Spirit.
I just did a bit of research & would tend to agree with you.

Threads per month:

Feb '12 (to date): 9
Jan '12: 8
Dec '11: 6
Nov '11; 4
Oct '11: 10
Sept '11: 2
Aug '11: 3
July '11: 6
June '11: 9
May '11; 2
Apr '11: 1
Mar '11: 5
Feb '11: 4
Jan '11: 6
Dec '10: 5
Nov '10: 2
Oct '10: 0
Sep '10: 3
Aug '10: 4
July '10: 4
June '10: 5
May '10: 3
Apr '10: 6
Mar '10: 6
Feb '10: 1
Jan '10: 1

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Old Feb 8, 12, 10:08 am
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NK doesn't deserve it's own forum as it is not the best airline for the FF community.
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Old Feb 8, 12, 10:10 am
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Originally Posted by AA_EXP09 View Post
NK doesn't deserve it's own forum as it is not the best airline for the FF community.
Since when is this a criteria? And, well, what do you mean?
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Old Feb 8, 12, 10:22 am
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Originally Posted by RichMSN View Post
And, well, what do you mean?
Thanks for asking. I was wondering the same thing.

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Old Feb 8, 12, 10:32 am
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Originally Posted by RichMSN View Post
Originally Posted by AA_EXP09 View Post
NK doesn't deserve it's own forum as it is not the best airline for the FF community.
... well, what do you mean?
Originally Posted by SkiAdcock View Post
Thanks for asking. I was wondering the same thing.
I'll play.

Could it be North Korea?
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Old Feb 8, 12, 10:43 am
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Originally Posted by lin821 View Post
I'll play.

Could it be North Korea?
I knew Spirit is NK. It's the "doesn't deserve it's own forum as it is not the best airline for the FF community" bit I don't get.

Our forums aren't an endorsement of airlines and their FF programs, after all.
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Old Feb 8, 12, 10:57 am
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I knew what NK meant; it was the rest of the sentence I was wondering about.

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Old Feb 8, 12, 10:58 am
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Originally Posted by RichMSN View Post
I knew Spirit is NK. It's the "doesn't deserve it's own forum as it is not the best airline for the FF community" bit I don't get.

Our forums aren't an endorsement of airlines and their FF programs, after all.
If they were I'd be for shutting the United forum down. Smisek has utterly ruined that program!
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Old Feb 8, 12, 11:19 am
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I don't see easyjet or Ryanair with their own forums. Their planes are always full and people love to hate them too!

There is no need... Based on posts alone. You do it for this airline and what about the rest of the LCC around the world?
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