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  • Seen Peru yet? Spirit Airlines’ cheap flights LAX-Lima for summer

     
    Airfare Watchdog on Thursday morning tipped us off to an amazing airfare deal to Peru: flights between Los Angeles and Lima for $233 roundtrip, including taxes.  Maybe one reason for the low price is that the ancient Inca ruins at Machu Picchu, a...
  • Spirit Airlines to charge for carry-on bags? Are you insane?

     
    So, if Southwest Airlines is positioning itself as the good guys for not charging for luggage, Miramar, Fla.-based Spirit Airlines is making a big push for the bad guy role. Spirit announced today that it will start charging passengers for carry-on bags,...
  • More than a million 1-cent fares on Spirit Airlines — plus new fees for carry-ons

     
    It sounds a bit like a belated April Fools joke, but it's not. As if they were channeling Ryanair, the Irish airline known for mind-boggling deals, Spirit Airlines has reduced some fares to only one cent — plus the cost for taxes and fuel (yes, fuel!).....
  • Passenger group urges boycott of Spirit Airlines over carry-on fee

     
    A Washington, D.C.-based passenger-rights group is calling for the boycott of an airline that plans to charge passengers for bringing carry-on bags on the plane. Beginning with flights that depart Aug.1, Florida-based Spirit Airlines plans to charge...
  • Consumer Confidential: Paying by cellphone, paying for carry-on bags

     
    Here's your thoroughly modern Monday roundup of consumer news from around the Web: --AT&T and Verizon want to do away with plastic. The telecom giants hope a new generation of even smarter smart phones will replace credit and debit cards,......
  • Consumer Confidential: Spirit service, Toyota profit, coffee prices

     
    Here's your wherefore-art-thou Wednesday roundup of consumer news from around the Web: -- Spirit Airlines, which has pioneered fees for carry-on bags, is now weighing a new charge: fees to speak with a human being. The airline's CEO, Ben Baldanza,......
  • Airplane job exit: Is sliding flight attendant hero or zero?

     
    As job exits go, Steven "Slider" Slater's is definitely one of the most memorable. Whatever you think of the frustrated JetBlue flight attendant's dramatic departure -- bounding out his plane's emergency slide at Kennedy Airport in New York -- you've........
  • Airline profit margins and revenue from fees soar

     
    Airline profit margins in the second quarter of 2010 were the highest since 2002, according to financial data released Monday. But the numbers released by the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics were no surprise to airline analysts, who noted that......
  • Spirit Airlines adds fee for carry-on bags

     
    Spirit Airlines, the low-cost carrier based in Florida, announced Tuesday that it will charge passengers up to $45 for each piece of carry-on luggage. The move is a departure from other airlines that have added or increased fees to check......
  • Spirit Airlines' $45 carry-on fee doesn't sit well with Times readers

     
    By now you've heard that Spirit Airlines, the low-fare carrier based in Florida, announced it will begin charging passengers as much as $45 for each piece of carry-on luggage.Yes, carry-on luggage. Luggage that is typically stored free of charge in......
  • Spirit’s carry-on fee

     
    The editorial board had a spirited discussion this week about Spirit Airlines' decision to start charging up to $45 each way for carry-on luggage that goes in overhead bins. There was some sentiment that we should raise our voices in defense of airline...