Recently, Spirit Airlines was hit with a lawsuit alleging that it has made millions of dollars in sneaky Passenger Usage Fees tacked on to ticket prices.
And personal finance website NerdWallet says the carrier has raked in more than $140 million in fees since 2008 -- and that doesn't include what Spirit has made this year.
While the carrier may have collected that amount, we understand that doesn't mean they have the cash freely available to spend.
But in our times of austerity, it's fun to take a look at what the airline could buy if it did have the scratch to spare.
1.59 million tickets to Disney World
At $89 a day, Disney's not cheap, but Spirit could still host more than a million and a half friends at the park for the day.
142,714 Nights in the Plaza's Eloise Suite
New York's famed Plaza hotel goes all out with its Eloise Suite, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/melanie-nayer/if-eloise-were-in-her-30s_b_691024.html#s130380" target="_hplink">a $995-a-night experience</a> that pays homage to the property's most famous (fictional) resident. For Spirit's $142 million, you could book the suite solid for nearly <em>400</em> years.
8.2 million trips to the top of the Eiffel Tower
It costs €14 to ride to the top of Paris' most famous eyesore, which works out to about $17.25. At that price, Spirit could treat the population of New York City to views from the top of the spire.
45.2 million rides on the Tube
At £2 ($3.14) a ride, the London Underground is a cheaper alternative to the city's famous black cabs. With $142 million, Spirit could buy more than five rides for every person in the city. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
This small airport at the tip of Long Island is <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/montauk-airport-sale-18-million-article-1.1134036" target="_hplink">up for sale for just $18 million</a>, leaving Spirit $124 million to play with.
47.3 million orders of Cup Noodles
Spirit sells the dorm room favorite on its flights for $3 a pop, hot water included.
10.9 million Spirit Airlines mugs
Spirit briefly ran <a href="http://blogs.sun-sentinel.com/south-florida-travel/2011/07/26/spirits-launches-donttaxmebro-org-to-rally-support-for-low-airfare-taxes/" target="_hplink">a lobbying website</a> called DontTaxMeBro.org, and <a href="http://www.cafepress.com/spiritair.558997202#" target="_hplink">these house mugs</a> can be yours for just $12.99 each, if you support the airline's anti-regulation position.
A New A320
Spirit flies Airbus A320 aircraft, which <a href="http://www.airbus.com/presscentre/pressreleases/press-release-detail/detail/new-airbus-aircraft-list-prices-for-2012/" target="_hplink">list at $88.2 million a piece</a>. Working out a two-plane deal, the airline might be able to afford two for $142 million.
8.3 million tickets worth of Passenger Usage Fees
The allegedly deceptive Passenger Usage Fee is a $16.99 charge tacked on to all Spirit tickets <em>not</em> purchased at airport ticket counters. (That is, almost all tickets.)