| Aug 30, 2011
| 7:34 AM
When a major storm is approaching many airline customers naturally wonder whether the bad weather will lead to flight delays or cancellations. And that was the case during Hurricane Irene.
A consumer survey by STELLAService shows how the call centers...
| May 1, 2011
THE BEST WAY TO CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA
From LAX, Spirit Airlines and COPA offer connecting service (change of plane) to Cartagena. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $762, excluding taxes and fees.
To call the numbers below from the U.S.,...
| Sep 18, 2011
| 6:00 AM
Question: I took a trip to Las Vegas last month on Spirit Airlines. The tickets were expensive, but I didn't have time to book ahead of time. What upset me, though, is that the airline charged me $40 each way for carry-on luggage, which was stored...
| Jan 24, 2011
| 8:54 AM
LOS ANGELES -- It may seem like airlines have thought of every possible way to squeeze more money out of air travelers, charging extra for everything from early boarding to checking bags.
But hold on to your wallet: There's probably room for more fees....
| Jan 8, 2011
| 8:55 PM
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. ( KTLA) A bomb threat scribbled inside a magazine aboard an Atlanta-bound passenger jet forced the plane's captain to abort take-off and return to the gate.
According to the Broward County Sheriff's Office, a passenger found the...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 4:02 PM
Southwest Airlines is the low fare airline, or is it? The no frills discount carrier is not the cheapest anymore when it comes to many flights.
According to the Department of Transportation, the average ticket price for Southwest has increased 39...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 11:27 AM
SAN DIEGO -- Spirit Airlines announced $9 flights to Las Vegas for a limited time to promote their new daily service from San Diego to the Nevada gambling mecca.
In a news conference at Lindbergh Field, company officials announced that the budget airline...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 3:05 PM
Rod Blagojevich was found guilty of trying to sell President Barack Obama’s former Senate seat, and now a discount airline hopes to cash in on the former Illinois governor’s sweeping convictions Monday in his federal corruption retrial....
| Jul 10, 2011
If you think flying is tedious, try figuring out what your flight will cost. Fees for bags and optional services, such as seat selection, extra legroom, Internet access, onboard entertainment and other choices can plump up airfares by $100 or more. And...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 7:12 PM
Name: CarryOn Free bag
What it is: A bag designed to comply with Spirit Airlines' maximum limits for a personal bag, thus avoiding fees for carry-ons. For example, if you try to sneak through a bag that doesn't comply with the maximum of 16 by 14 by 12...
| Apr 15, 2012
| 1:46 PM
An Elmhurst man was arrested Saturday night at O'Hare International Airport after he ripped an exit sign off an aircraft he had just exited, police said.
David Lipka, 29, of the 300 block of Scott Street in Elmhurst, was charged with theft and criminal...