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  • 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!).....
  • 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...
  • Consumer Confidential: Carry-on fees, asthma danger, Medicare scam

     
    Here's your mystically Monday roundup of consumer news from around the Web: -- When Spirit Airlines announced it would start charging up to $45 for carry-on bags this summer, it was widely believed bigger carriers would happily follow suit. Apparently.......
  • Spirit moved them to do the right thing

     
    When Spirit Airlines announced early this month that it would charge passengers up to $45 for a carry-on bag, the Sentinel's editorial board considered expressing its outrage. I'm one of its writers and I certainly wanted it to. I...
  • 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........