Spirit Airlines is now charging for CARRY-ON bags

by hedy on April 12, 2010

In case you’ve lived under a rock for the past week, you have more than likely have heard that if you arrive at Spirit Airline’s gate with a bag that needs to go in the overhead compartment, you will have to pay $45.  If you pay ahead of time, the fee is $30.  Spirit is claiing this is justified by them lowering the cost for checked bags to $25 for the first bag prior to the airport, and $40 at the airport.  I still think it’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard.

As you may recall, I was not a fan of when the legacy airlines began charging for checked bags.  I still think they are stupid.  I’m very glad that I am able to fly JetBlue almost exclusively, as they allow you one bag to be checked for free.  Southwest’s “We Luv Bags” ads are brilliant, as they are pretty much alone in letting you check two bags for free.

I know that Spirit is claiming that their low fares make up for the fee.  And you know what?  That may be true.  However, I still stand by my decision that airlines ought to just raise ticket prices rather than nickle and dime you with stupid fees.

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Cate @ Pink Ritas and Lip Gloss April 21, 2010 at 10:55 am

I totally agree. I am so tired of being nickeled and dimed to death by these carriers. Just raise the fare or learn how to run your business better so that you aren’t bleeding money! It is amazing how the smaller airlines are doing fine but the larger ones are going downhill fast. That should tell them something.

As far as domestic flights go, I only fly Southwest unless my company is paying or it is a same week flight that is an emergency.

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