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Spirit baggage charges going up?

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by random512, Feb 27, 2017.

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  1. random512

    random512 Low-Roller

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    I flew on Spirit airlines from DEN to LAS this past weekend. For the last several years I've been bringing on a carry-on for free and then checking a bag for $25.

    This past weekend with Spirit airlines I had to pay $50 for my carryon and $55 for my checked bag. Is this unique to Spirit or are all of the carriers jacking up their rates for this?
     
  2. dfalk

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    Allegiant is still the same at $38 for a carryon. I haven't paid for a carryon in years since they never check or seem to care. I think I might have to pay for it this trip though, I dont wanna press my luck any more and get stuck paying huge fees at the gate.
     
  3. SH0CK

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    Spirit, Allegiant, and Frontier do it. The price you pay for "cheap" airfare.
     
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  4. random512

    random512 Low-Roller

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    bastards
     
  5. Geogran

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    Ouch! I've never flown Spirit, but $105 baggage fee seems outrageous - was that one way?
    Hope the fare itself was super super low.
    Makes me appreciate Southwest 'bags fly free' - plus we were lucky to snag one leg of our AUS-LAS flight for $116 for our upcoming trip.
     
  6. random512

    random512 Low-Roller

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    yep $105 1-way. and the attitude of the flight attendants on the spirit flight to las was pretty much "go f*ck yourself what are u going to do about it"
     
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    Next time claim the amount of intended baggage at the time you book the flight. It will save you $20 for each bag. Frontier does similar crap.
     
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  9. SH0CK

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    One-way on Spirit? You must have waited until you got to the airport to declare how many bags you had. No way that should have been more than $50 when paying for your bags during booking.

    My last flight into Vegas was on Allegiant and it made a world of difference declaring my bags during the booking process. I even went through the booking process a couple of times so I knew for sure something didn't slip by me with their nickel and dime techniques. But $105 for 2 bags on Spirit? That's all on you bud.
     
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    It's because you waited until you were at the airport to pay. If you would have paid in advance, it would have cheaper.
     
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    Spirit is always on the leading edge of bag fees.

    But they also ramp them up based on when you pay them. Checked can be as little as $30 and carry on $35 if you pay when getting the ticket in advance. 50 and 55 is just if you wait until the counter.
     
  12. Jaygee77

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    Spirit allows a "personal item" like a backpack to be carried on, free of charge. A larger carry-on is what they charge for, with the price getting more expensive depending on if you purchase while booking vs. at the gate.

    The personal item needs to fit into their small measuring box in order to be free. I don't ever count on any leeway from the gate agent.
     
  13. jsunsports

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    That's why I only fly Southwest. Better seats no baggage fees. Oh and my seat reclines.
     
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    I ran into this predicament at McCarran right before Frontier transitioned to a low-cost carrier. My carry on didn't fit into the box so they said I'd have to pay to check it. I proceeded to pull out items, placed them into a plastic bag from a gift shop purchase and remeasured. It passed the 2nd try, stunning. Then I proceeded to stuff back all items from the plastic bag back into the carry on right in front of the gate agents. Walked on with a suitcase larger than when the process was started. Frontier tools.
     
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    Spirit is horrible. Allegiant is worse. I'd rather pay more to fly United or American.
     
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    hotreds Illegitimi non carborundum!

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    I'm too old, fat, and decrepit to mess around with anything other than the SW third seat option.
     
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    Just bought a ticket on Frontier.
    30 outbound and 25 return for checked-bag fee.
    Seat assignment prices went up for my seats
     
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    I am always amazed by the spirit posts of amazement/anger at the excessive fees.

    A little google search goes a long way into obtaining a wealth of information on anything these days.

    If you ever attempt to book an online flight on Spirit there are numerous warnings on fees and how they become excessive at the airport. The booking website is annoying with all the warnings about fees.

    I can't imagine working the counter at the airport for that airline. :cuss:
     
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    If you belong to the $9 club and pay for checked bags when you book your flight it's $21 a bag. For me I have 2 bags to check in and usually fly twice a year. So just the bag savings make up the cost to join the $9 club.
     
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    Greyhound of the skies!
     
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