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  • Hate Spirit Airlines? It wants to hug you (and control frills)

    Hate Spirit Airlines? It wants to hug you (and control frills)
    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...
  • Spirit Airlines has the rudest flight attendants, survey says

    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...
  • Frontier Airlines adds more fees, shifts to ultra-low-fare model

    Frontier Airlines adds more fees, shifts to ultra-low-fare model
    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...
  • Frontier adds passenger fees

    Frontier adds passenger fees
    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....
  • Spirit tops in profitability, leads in complaints

    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...
  • Airlines look for ways to cut down on weight, squeeze in more seats

    Airlines look for ways to cut down on weight, squeeze in more seats
    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...
  • Spirit Airlines adds Minneapolis-St. Paul route at BWI

    Spirit Airlines adds Minneapolis-St. Paul route at BWI
    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....
  • Bag fees rise at Spirit Airlines on Jan. 1

    Bag fees rise at Spirit Airlines on Jan. 1
    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. Spirit'...
  • Heavy snow comes first, followed by dangerous cold

    Heavy snow comes first, followed by dangerous cold
    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...
  • Study says airline mergers hurt customer satisfaction scores

    Study says airline mergers hurt customer satisfaction scores
    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...
  • No injuries when engine housing falls off plane leaving O'Hare

    No injuries when engine housing falls off plane leaving O'Hare
    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...