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Spirit Airlines

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  • Spirit's August traffic rises, but load factor slips

    Airlines 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....
  • Airlines add fees to print boarding passes, escort young fliers

    Airlines add fees to print boarding passes, escort young fliers
    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...
  • Cramped seats and angry passengers lead to diverted flights

    Cramped seats and angry passengers lead to diverted flights
    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...
  • Spirit Airlines: Seasonal West Palm Beach to Boston route on tap

    Spirit Airlines: Seasonal West Palm Beach to Boston route on tap
    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...
  • Frontier Airlines adds more fees, shifts to ultra-low-fare model

    Frontier Airlines adds more fees, shifts to ultra-low-fare model
    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...
  • Frontier adds passenger fees

    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....
  • Spirit tops in profitability, leads in complaints

    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...
  • Airlines look for ways to cut down on weight, squeeze in more seats

    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...
  • Study says airline mergers hurt customer satisfaction scores

    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...
  • Rule would make airlines clearly disclose bag fees, other charges

      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...
  • Spirit Airlines has fun with its new 'bare fare' marketing pitch

    Spirit Airlines has fun with its new 'bare fare' marketing pitch
    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...