| Nov 1, 2011
| 4:48 PM
More than 130 Spirit Airlines flight attendants and their supporters rallied outside the airline's Miramar headquarters on Tuesday to protest the slow pace of contract negotiations.
The group carried signs declaring "Contract now or chaos later" and...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 9:33 AM
Spirit Airlines, known for little leg room, charging for some carry on bags and shockingly cheap fares, begins non-stop service today between O'Hare International Airport and Orlando. Spirit will depart Chicago daily at 7:30 a.m. (arriving 11 a.m.) and...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 6:37 PM
Twenty-four hours. That's how long it took for Verizon Wireless to get the message.
The carrier said Friday that it was scrapping a $2 charge for one-time online or telephone bill payments. The announcement of the new fee, made a day earlier, had sparked...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 7:13 AM
Call it the incredible shrinking legroom, or call it an airline seating trend. Whatever you want to call it, tall travelers should take note.
JetBlue and Canada's WestJet are cutting legroom for some nonpremium seats. At the same time, they're increasing...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 12:40 PM
The Second Annual Jeff Conine Celebrity Poker Classic, which pairs sports celebrities with poker players, comes to Calder Casino & Race Course on Sept. 30.
The tournament raises awareness and funds for the Conine Clubhouse at Joe DiMaggio Children’...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 2:03 PM
SAN DIEGO -- Budget carrier Spirit Airlines will begin a daily nonstop flight between San Diego and Portland in November, it announced Tuesday.
Beginning Nov. 8, the flight will depart Oregon's largest city at 6:15 a.m. and arrive in San Diego at 8:45 a....
| Jul 31, 2012
| 8:43 AM
A man was kicked off a Spirit Airlines flight at O'Hare International Airport over the weekend after he became "verbally abusive" to flight attendants who asked him to to pull up his sagging pants, an airline spokeswoman said.
The man and the woman he...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 2:25 PM
We've come a long way from the days when flying was a luxury.
From the cramped seats to the "unknowns" in our personal space, who can blame a fella for wanting to dress comfortably?
From time to time, we're reminded that there is somewhat of a dress...
| Apr 15, 2012
| 1:46 PM
An Elmhurst man was arrested Saturday night at O'Hare International Airport after he ripped an exit sign off an aircraft he had just exited, police said.
David Lipka, 29, of the 300 block of Scott Street in Elmhurst, was charged with theft and criminal...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 3:59 PM
Ever wonder what it's like to be a secret service agent? Well, thanks to Spirit Airlines, you can live the life for less than twenty bucks.
The airline, known for its outlandish advertisements, is taking a stab a Secret Service agents accused of...
| May 3, 2012
| 8:45 AM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Spirit Airlines is raising the price for some carry-on bags to as much as $100.
Right now, the airline charges $45 for those big carry-on bags that must go in the overhead luggage compartment.
That price is going up to $100 per bag...