July 16, 2010 at 4:01 PM | by JetSetCD | 0 Comments
We know, we know. Spirit Airlines is the devil, especially with their horrible history of missteps that have them alienating travelers and making complete fools of themselves. There is one thing they’ve recently done right however, and that is to lift the veil on their website to easily display every itemized extra fee that goes into bulking up the price of your ticket.
The new website design was launched at the end of June, and they’re even calling it “full disclosure fares.” The image above is what you’ll see when you choose your flight segments, before paying for your ticket. Then, just before entering your credit card information, you’ll be able to choose the extra options that really bring in the extra money for Spirit. This includes carry-on and checked baggage fees, seat assignments fees and travel insurance.
So add a few of those options onto the price above, and this roundtrip ticket for a random few days in August between Chicago and Orlando is over $300 for one person. You might as well just fly on a legacy airline so at least your carry-on will be free.