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  • 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...
  • Spirit announces 'pre-reclined' seats that don't adjust

     
    Spirit Airlines, the Florida-based air carrier that recently announced a $45 fee for carry-on bags, has launched another change that my not sit well with passengers. The air carrier's latest money-saving idea is a seat that passengers cannot adjust. The.....
  • Spirit Airlines places ads, not coin locks, on lavatories

     
    Spirit Airlines, the Florida-based air carrier that recently introduced fees for carry-on bags and unveiled seats that don't adjust, announced Tuesday that it would post advertisements in the lavatories. The airline already has ads on the planes' bulkhead...
  • Are carry-on bag fees hurting Spirit Airlines?

     
    Is Spirit Airlines feeling a backlash from travelers since the ultra low-cost Florida airline announced in April that it would begin charging a fee for some carry-on bags? It depends on who you ask. TripAdvisor, the travel guide and research......
  • Spirit Airlines strike shows limits of travel insurance

     
    Thousands of Spirit Airlines passengers, stranded by a pilots strike, may be getting a painful lesson in the limits of of travel insurance. And with the budget carrier canceling service through at least Tuesday, more fliers will be looking at their...
  • Consumer Confidential: Spirit strike, health-care woes, soda taxes

     
    Here's your Dial-M-for-Monday roundup of consumer news from around the Web: -- Spirit Airlines, which flies twice daily out of LAX, has canceled all flights through Wednesday because its pilots are on strike. Flyboys (and gals) at the discount carrier.......
  • Spirit Airlines strike -- everybody's losing

     
    Got some interesting e-mails after writing about the Spirit Airlines strike, and I'll share some excerpts of the various perspectives below. To get some background about Spirit Airlines, check out this New York Times business story from March 2009. And......
  • Before mini-break: Gigi update, birthday blues, slick humor

     
    Some odds and ends before a short break. Normal blog activities will resume on Tuesday: --Gigi, the Lab mix sentenced to death for fatally biting another dog last month, has been released to a private vet's kennel in Weston pending......