| Jul 8, 2014
| 1:47 PM
(Reuters) - Spirit Airlines Inc baggage handlers have voted to be represented by the machinists union, joining three other employee groups at the low-cost carrier that have bargaining agents.
Of 217 eligible voters, 131 voted to join the International...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 9:16 AM
By Mitch Lipka
(Reuters) - Jamming as much as possible into carry-on luggage has become routine for travelers, considering the fees many airlines charge for checking baggage. But those bags may be barred from overhead bins this summer.
| 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...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 11:18 AM
When it comes to air travel, I've always been willing to trade frills for savings. As a college kid, I flew Icelandic, (better known as the 'Hippie Airline") to Europe and back for around $300. In the '80s, I was a regular passenger on the popular...
| Jun 11, 2014
Spirit Airlines plans to add seasonal nonstop service between West Palm Beach and Boston starting Nov. 21 and running through mid-April, the low-cost carrier announced Tuesday.
The once-daily flight will depart Palm Beach International...
| 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 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...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Florida-based Spirit Airlines has topped another unflattering ranking.
A few weeks ago the U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund analyzed complaint rates among passengers over the last five years. The ultra-low-cost carrier came out on...
| 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...
| 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...