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  • Carry-on bag fee at Spirit Airlines a success, analyst says

     
    Florida-based Spirit Airlines took a heap of criticism last summer when it announced that it was going to be the first — and so far only — airline to charge passengers up to $45 in extra fees to pack carry-on......
  • Airlines and Irene

     
    From a recent study…… Average call hold times of ten largest airlines during Hurricane Irene (hours:minutes:seconds) 1.         U.S. Airways 0:02:38 2.         Southwest Airlines: 0:08:10 3.         Continental: 0:08:15 4.         United ...
  • Australian court ruling will allow Qantas Airways to fly again

     
    Friendly Skies: an arbitration court overrules airline strike, freeing Quantas Airways to refly the friendly skies...
  • 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,......
  • Spirit Airlines boosts fee for booking domestic flights online

     
    Florida-based Spirit Airlines, the only airline in the nation to charge passengers for carry-on luggage, now charges nearly $34 to book a round-trip flight online. Spirit has long promoted itself as the ultra low-budget airline that offers fares as low......
  • John Wayne Airport ready for Thanksgiving crowds

     
    Just in time for the holiday crowds, officials at John Wayne Airport in Orange County say they have repaired a faulty baggage-handling system at a new terminal that opened last week as part of a $543-million expansion project. The pressure......
  • Travel updates on Haiti earthquake

     
    The huge earthquake that struck Haiti Tuesday promises to heavily disrupt travel. The airport has been closed, roads are blocked and at least one hotel was damaged, newspapers and wire services reported today. Spirit Airlines said it was contacting relief...
  • 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 try $45 fee for a carry-on bag

     
    (AP Photo/Brian McDermott)Associated Press | Spirit Airlines will charge as much as $45 each way for a carry-on bag, adding a fee that bigger airlines have yet to try. The charge will apply to bags in the overhead bin. Personal items that fit under the...
  • 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,...