iOS app Android app

Spirit Airlines

Expiring Airline Miles: Just One More Way to Penalize the Poor

Samuel C. Spitale | Posted 05.05.2016 | Impact
Samuel C. Spitale

When I logged in to my Southwest account last week, I was surprised to find my 30,000 accumulated miles were missing. Apparently, they disappeared aft...

The Mile High Club

Wendy E. Simmons | Posted 12.10.2015 | Travel
Wendy E. Simmons

I once went to second base with a stranger on a plane. He was my seatmate on the red-eye from Los Angeles to New York. We never spoke or exchanged nam...

7 Black Passengers Kicked Off Flight 868 Claim Racial Discrimination

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 11.03.2015 | Black Voices

A Spirit Airlines crew kicked seven black passengers off a flight from Los Angeles to Dallas-Fort Worth Monday, and the passengers blame discriminatio...

Paying 'Less' For A Plane Ticket? Check The Baggage Fee.

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 07.14.2015 | Travel

If you think you've scored a "cheap" plane ticket, take another look to be sure. Checked-bag fees can add major costs to your trip. But many travelers...

The Awesome Airline Cancellation Policy You Don't Know About | Posted 06.08.2015 | Travel

Suddenly have buyer's remorse? Think of this as your own personal get-out-of-jail-free card. There's a ticket for $40 cheaper but you just bought your ticket last night. Fortunately, you're in luck.

How to Avoid Airline Fees | Posted 05.13.2015 | Travel

When you're searching for flights it can be tempting to just buy the cheapest ticket. But when the cheapest ticket is from a low-cost carrier like Spirit or Allegiant, it's important to take ancillary fees into account.

Cheap Flights to Mexico? No Problem | Posted 05.11.2015 | Travel

Whether you're headed to Cabo or Cancun, Mexico City or beyond, flights to Mexico aren't always cheap. Where you live and which airlines service that airport play a big part in how much you'll pay for your flight.

The 10 Worst Airline Fees To Ever Exist | Posted 06.06.2015 | Travel

To help you navigate the complex tangle of costs that now go hand-­in­-hand with air travel, check out this list of the 10 worst airline fees.

Spirit Airlines '69' Promotion Positions The Company In An Inappropriate Spot

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 03.17.2015 | Travel

Spirit Airlines, the 8th most hated company in America, is widely disliked for good reason. Aside from charging hidden fees for everything under the s...

10 Most Hated Companies In America

24/7 Wall St. | Alexander E.M. Hess & Douglas A. McIntyre | Posted 01.17.2015 | Business

To be truly hated, a company must alienate a large number of people.

10 Most Hated Companies In America

24/7 Wall St. | Alexander E.M. Hess & Douglas A. McIntyre | Posted 01.17.2015 | Business

To be truly hated, a company must alienate a large number of people.

10 Most Hated Companies In America

24/7 Wall St. | Alexander E.M. Hess & Douglas A. McIntyre | Posted 01.21.2015 | Business

To be truly hated, a company must alienate a large number of people.

10 New Routes That Will Lead To Cheaper Flights In 2015

SmarterTravel | Posted 03.15.2015 | Travel

Route expansions may not seem like exciting news, but they're a bigger deal than you probably think. Why? Because they often spark competition between airlines and drive down fares on multiple carriers. If your New Year's resolution involves traveling more, it may be time to give one of these new routes a try.

'Bare Fare' Promotion Exploits Celebrity Picture Leaks To Sell Tickets

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 09.03.2014 | Women

You know what really makes us want to support a company? When they use the public violation of women's privacy to sell tickets. Spirit Airlines ema...

Is The Most Successful Airline In America Also The Most Hated?

Businessweek | Justin Bachman | Posted 04.11.2014 | Travel

Spirit Airlines (SAVE) inspires a special kind of wrath among the American traveling public: It’s the industry leader in customer complaints by a wi...

Caught by the Fine Print, But Whose Fault Is It?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 02.01.2014 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Who is responsible when we get stuck with a worthless voucher? The company -- or the customer? I'm not fond of the term "the customer is always right," but in this particular case, it's a fitting phrase.

Dave Jamieson

NFL Players Union Blasts Spirit Airlines For Richie Incognito Ad | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.14.2013 | Sports

The NFL Players Association isn't laughing about Spirit Airlines' new advertisement making light of the Richie Incognito bullying scandal. The ad, ...

Airline Mocks NFL Bullying..

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 11.12.2013 | Travel

Spirit Airlines has never been one to shy away from a joke. But the company's latest campaign, which riffs on a hazing scandal that has engulfed the M...

Flexible Travel Date Airfare Search Takes A Hit

George Hobica | Posted 10.16.2013 | Travel
George Hobica

I've often extolled the virtues of flexible travel date airfare search. The number of available seats at the lowest possible fare fluctuates minute by...

Anthony Weiner Might Need This Woman's Number

Christopher Elliott | Posted 07.26.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

No American airline thinks of its customers in quite the same way Spirit Airlines does. And the feeling is mutual, as far as many of its passengers are concerned. If you have any doubts about this, look no further than this week's tasteless Anthony Weiner promotion. You can't make this stuff up.

Spirit Airlines Went There

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 07.24.2013 | Travel

Really, Spirit Airlines?? Never one to miss out on the opportunity to make a buck on a bad joke, Spirit Airlines has taken advantage of two recent ...

Russians Kicked Off Plane.. For Speaking Russian

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.26.2013 | Travel

They weren't drunk, nor were they fresh from a big sports victory. These Russians were kicked off their flight, they say, just for speaking Russian. ...

What would you do for cheap airfare?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 07.24.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

The future of travel will be filled with steals and deals for a lucky few, but for the rest of us? Not so much. With the busy American Memorial Day holiday weekend just around the corner, many unwitting customers are about to find out just how bad it can get.

LOOK: Yup, Spirit Went There!

The Huffington Post | Christiana Lilly | Posted 10.18.2012 | Miami

The always-wacky ad team at Spirit Airlines is capitalizing on Mitt Romney's now-famous debate turn of phrase. "Check out our binders full of..." ...

Paul Brady

More Questions Than Answers In Spirit Airlines Lawsuit | Paul Brady | Posted 08.28.2012 | Travel

The latest case against Spirit Airlines could provide a window onto the way airlines advertise -- and obscure -- their fares and fees, says experts no...