| May 9, 2014
| 7:45 AM
Spirit Airlines isn't feeling the passenger love. So the no-frills carrier says it wants to woo rather than antagonize customers. With a new logo, new slogan and a new tone, Spirit is out to better explain its low-price model and fees.
"We know some...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Florida-based Spirit Airlines has topped another unflattering ranking.
A few weeks ago the U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund analyzed complaint rates among passengers over the last five years. The ultra-low-cost carrier came out on...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 10:55 AM
With the addition of new passenger fees, Denver-based Frontier Airlines took another step Monday in its shift toward refocusing itself as an ultra-low-cost carrier.
Starting Monday, Frontier began to charge passengers from $20 to $50 to carry on a bag...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 7:03 PM
With new passenger fees, Frontier Airlines took another step Monday in its shift toward refocusing itself as an ultra-low-cost carrier.
Starting Monday, Frontier began to charge passengers $20 to $50 to carry on a bag and $3 to $15 to preselect a seat....
| Apr 15, 2014
| 2:40 PM
Spirit Airlines ranked among the world's most profitable airlines in 2013, according to an Airline Weekly profitability ranking released Monday.
The Miramar-based low-cost carrier was No. 2 with a 17 percent operating profit margin, following Panama's...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 4:34 PM
If you thought airlines could find no new ways to squeeze more passengers into each plane, you are underestimating the resolve of the airline industry.
At this month's Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany, many of the 500 exhibitors were...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 1:57 PM
Continuing its expansion in the Baltimore market, Spirit Airlines announced Wednesday a new non-stop daily route between BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport and the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.
The service will run from May 1 through Nov. 1, officials said....
| Dec 31, 2013
| 10:58 AM
Spirit Airlines, the carrier with 72 different passenger fees in eight categories, is raising its baggage fees in the new year.
The "good" news is that the increase is only $1 per bag and only for fees you pay online when you book your flight.
| Jan 5, 2014
| 7:16 AM
Officials expect between 8 and 10 inches of snow to cover the Chicago area by early Sunday evening, right before dangerously low temperatures set in for the beginning of the work week.
The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 11:05 AM
A national study on customer satisfaction suggests that passenger satisfaction ratings slump after airlines undergo a merger with another carrier.
The nation's top airlines received a combined score of 69 on a 1-to-100 scale, below the average scores...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 8:15 PM
A Spirit Airlines plane had to return to O'Hare International Airport soon after takeoff when part of the housing for one of its engines fell off, officials said.
No one was injured when the cowling for the right engine on Flight 409, headed for Fort...