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  • Spirit to resume operations at OIA with San Juan flight Friday

     
    After resolving a contract dispute with its pilots' union, Spirit Airlines is set to take flight again at Orlando International Airport on Friday. The first Spirit flight to resume at OIA will be Flight 887 to San Juan at 5:01 a.m. Friday, said airport...
  • Hunter or nurturer? Some lessons for Father's Day

     
    Dads are supposed to demonstrate strength and power; moms are supposed to provide nurturing and tenderness. Isn't that how it goes? That, at any rate, has been one traditional attitude. But the recent crop of books on fatherhood -- just......
  • Community comes together to help Spirit’s passengers

     
    It's refreshing to see the community coming together for a good  cause. After reading about a group of Puerto Ricans stranded at the Orlando International Airport by Spirit Airlines, A Poinciana resident who wishes to remain anonymous decided he had to...
  • That's the Spirit? After strike, airline uses crude oil spill promotion

     
    Spirit Airlines is known for irreverent, bordering on tasteless, marketing campaigns. Click here to see their latest: The "Check out the oil on our beaches" promotion. After a five-day pilots strike that disrupted the plans of thousands of stranded...
  • Spirit Airlines says: ‘Check Out the Oil on Our Beaches’

     
    Sometimes, a disaster brings out the best in people. Sometimes, not so much. The Gulf oil spill seems to have set off a particularly bad outbreak of foot-in-mouth disease BP's chief executive, Tony Hayward, wanted his “life back.”  BP's...
  • 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........
  • Readers share their travel plans and recommendations for 2009

    South Africa I am heading to South Africa to take a 30-hour train ride across the country to the shores of Cape Town. I'm going to see USA Soccer play in the FIFA Confederations Cup, which is held every four years, against Brazil and Italy in June. I'...
  • National and international airlines that fly out of the U.S.

    Here is a list of selected national and international airlines that offer flights out of major cities in the United States. In some cases, an airline may not have its own mileage-reward program, but it may partner with another airline. Note: "FF"...