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  • Spending: how to fly fee-free

    Fees for everything from checked baggage to a few extra inches of legroom account for a generous portion of airline revenue. But no airline levies fees with the same gusto as Spirit Airlines. In 2013, Spirit collected $276 million in baggage fees, or 17 percent of its total operating revenue.
  • 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...

    Sit up straight until airlines ease reclining turbulence

    Sit up straight until airlines ease reclining turbulence
    None of us should take this lying down. When it comes to reclining seats on airplanes, we need to draw a line — and maybe we all should be required to sit up straight until everyone agrees on what that line should be. By now, you know about last...