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PHOTOS: What Spirit Could Buy With All Those Fees

Posted 08.14.2012 | Travel

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 pric...

INFOGRAPHIC: Spirit Airlines Has Made How Much From Fees?!

Posted 08.13.2012 | Travel

Spirit Airlines raked in more than $140 million in fees between 2008 and 2011, according to a new study of financial documents by personal finance web...

Paul Brady

Spirit Airlines Sued! | Paul Brady | Posted 08.08.2012 | Travel

A new class-action lawsuit alleges that low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines has duped consumers out of millions of dollars, presenting a so-called Passen...

Unruly Passenger Causes 10-Hour Delay

Posted 07.09.2012 | Travel

A Spirit Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Houston Sunday after a passenger became unruly, the Houston Chronicle reports. ...

Spirit Does A 180

Posted 05.04.2012 | Travel

Spirit Airlines CEO Ben Baldanza pulled a U-turn on Friday, announcing that he would personally refund the ticket of terminally ill veteran, Jerry Mee...

Spirit Airlines Carry-On Fee Raised

Posted 05.02.2012 | Travel

Spirit Airlines has announced that, come November 6, it could cost travelers as much as $100 to have a carry-on bag on one of their flights. Curren...

WATCH: Cancer Patient Fights Spirit Airlines Over Refund Policy

Posted 05.01.2012 | Travel

UPDATE, 5/1: Fox News interviewed Jerry Meekins about the incident on Tuesday (check it out above). Meekins called the situation "unconscionable". ...

PHOTO: Airline Ad Uses Secret Service Scandal To Market Trips To Colombia

Posted 04.19.2012 | Latino Voices

Spirit Airlines doesn't shy away from scandals. Instead, it uses them to sell tickets. The budget airline's latest "More Bang for your Buck" promo...

Airline Offers Blagojevich-Themed 'Escape' Flight Sale

Posted 03.22.2012 | Chicago

Florida-based Spirit Airlines is no stranger to Blagojevich-themed ad campaigns -- they've previously run "'F-ing Golden" and "Slammer Sale" promotion...

Federal Transparency Rules Are Bad For Travelers

Ben Baldanza | Posted 05.06.2012 | Travel
Ben Baldanza

At Spirit, sometimes government taxes are more than the fare itself. Studies show hiding taxes make it easy for government to raise taxes further.

Transparency Rules Irk Spirit Airlines By Exposing Hidden Fees

George Hobica | Posted 05.06.2012 | Travel
George Hobica

Spirit was also mightily irked by the new D.O.T. rule requiring airlines to reveal all mandatory taxes and fees in advertised fares as well as earlier in the online search process.

Linsanity Takes Over Spirit Airlines

Posted 02.22.2012 | Travel

Spirit Airlines has done it again. The airline, which has taken on pop culture in their ads for years, has taken on "Linsanity." From Herman Ca...

Senator Slams Spirit Airlines As New Rules On Airfare Kick In

Posted 03.27.2012 | Travel

In a letter today to the CEO of low cost carrier Spirit Airlines, Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) says the airline is engaged in a "deliberate attempt to...

Senator Slams Spirit Airlines As New Rules On Airfare Kick In

Posted 03.27.2012 | Travel

Senator Barbara Boxer Slams Spirit Airlines' 'Deliberate Attempt To Deceive' Fliers

How To Find A Truthful Price For An Airline Ticket

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 03.20.2012 | Travel
Blake Fleetwood

The outrage is not that the airlines are doing anything illegal, but that all this deceptive advertising has been perfectly legal for years.

Airline Targets Prison-Bound Politician With 'Slammer Sale'

Posted 12.09.2011 | Chicago

Spirit Airlines has once again made Rod Blagojevich the target of their ad campaign -- and are offering $14 flights to customers in honor of the 14 ye...

Herman Cain Inspires Spirit's 9-9-9 Sale

Posted 12.13.2011 | Travel

God bless Spirit Airlines. First, the company took on Tiger Woods' Thanksgiving car accident and then quickly followed suit with the BP oil spill....

Spirit Airlines Hits A New Low (Again)

Kate Hanni | Posted 11.13.2011 | Travel
Kate Hanni

The throng of Spirit charges is astonishing. Take a few minutes to review their Our Optional Fees page. They are actually still charging for carry-on bags.

Suspicious Powder On Spirit Plane Is Actually Pot

Posted 10.24.2011 | Travel

A suspicious powder on a Spirit Airlines plane that had airport officials on alert Monday turned out to be marijuana. The flight from New York to ...

Airline Channels Blago, Offers 'F-ing Golden' Fares

Posted 08.29.2011 | Chicago

A small Florida-based airline, which is developing a reputation for piggybacking their special offers off the scandals surrounding publicly-defaced fi...

Spirit Airlines Introduces $5 Boarding Pass Fee

AOL Travel News | Posted 08.22.2011 | Travel

From the airline that brought you carry-on baggage fees, Spirit Airlines, comes a new fee for boarding passes. The super-discount airline announced...

Bikini-Clad Pole Dancers Advertise Spirit Airlines Sale

AOL Travel News | Posted 08.13.2011 | Travel

Spirit Airlines took to the streets of Los Angeles over the weekend, promoting a sale on flights to Las Vegas with bikini-clad pole dancers inside a g...

Spirit Airlines Ad Mocks Schwarzenneger Split

AOL Travel News | Posted 07.18.2011 | Travel

It's easy to hit below the belt, but is it really necessary? Spirit, the airline who comes up with impossibly-timed ads poking fun at the latest headl...

Incredible: Airlines Want to Charge You a Fee for Giving Them Your Money

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Blake Fleetwood

Gone are the days of customer service with a smile. There are fees for everything, and while some are worth it, others are an obnoxious way for the airlines to pick your pocket.

Charlie Sheen-isms Ripped By Spirit Airlines 'Living The Dream' Ad

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

In the latest in tasteless advertisements from Spirit Airlines, Charlie Sheen and his "winning" lifestyle is made fun of by the airline in their lates...