| Sep 10, 2014
Spirit Airlines saw a 14.4 percent increase in traffic (revenue passenger miles) in August compared with the same month in 2013, the Miramar-based company announced Monday.
The low-cost airline's capacity, or available seat miles, also rose 15....
| Sep 7, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Fees charged to airline passengers generated $31.5 billion for 59 of the world’s biggest airlines last year, so it should come as no surprise that carriers continue to add new fees to the cost of flying.
Starting Sept. 1, Las Vegas-based Allegiant...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 7:51 PM
Amy Fine wanted to nap on Delta flight 2370, from New York to Palm Beach, Fla., so she laid her head on the tray table.
The passenger in front of her wanted to relax with some knitting. She reclined her seat — smacking Fine's head and sparking...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 7:45 AM
Spirit Airlines plans to add seasonal nonstop service between West Palm Beach and Boston starting Nov. 21, the low-cost carrier announced Monday.
The once-daily flight will depart Palm Beach International Airport at noon to arrive at Boston’s...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 10:55 AM
With the addition of new passenger fees, Denver-based Frontier Airlines took another step Monday in its shift toward refocusing itself as an ultra-low-cost carrier.
Starting Monday, Frontier began to charge passengers from $20 to $50 to carry on a bag...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 7:03 PM
With new passenger fees, Frontier Airlines took another step Monday in its shift toward refocusing itself as an ultra-low-cost carrier.
Starting Monday, Frontier began to charge passengers $20 to $50 to carry on a bag and $3 to $15 to preselect a seat....
| Apr 15, 2014
| 2:40 PM
Spirit Airlines ranked among the world's most profitable airlines in 2013, according to an Airline Weekly profitability ranking released Monday.
The Miramar-based low-cost carrier was No. 2 with a 17 percent operating profit margin, following Panama's...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 4:34 PM
If you thought airlines could find no new ways to squeeze more passengers into each plane, you are underestimating the resolve of the airline industry.
At this month's Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany, many of the 500 exhibitors were...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 11:05 AM
A national study on customer satisfaction suggests that passenger satisfaction ratings slump after airlines undergo a merger with another carrier.
The nation's top airlines received a combined score of 69 on a 1-to-100 scale, below the average scores...
| May 21, 2014
| 10:44 AM
Airlines and travel agents would be required to clearly spell out baggage and other fees to travelers under a rule proposed Wednesday.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx proposed the rule, requiring airlines and travel agents to disclose...
| May 7, 2014
| 4:25 PM
No airline gets more consumer complaints than Spirit. Hoping to change that, the Miramar-based airline launched a new marketing campaign Wednesday that's both informative and fun.
The new "Less Money, More Go" campaign includes racy-but-fun videos to...