04/03/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Spirit Airlines: Fee For Buying Tickets

There are fees for checked luggage, reservation changes and even pillows and blankets. And now, one airline is poised to start levying a fee when you simply buy a ticket.

Spirit Airlines Inc., an ultra-low-cost carrier that has pioneered many fees, says it has worked out an agreement with the U.S. Department of Transportation to begin charging a "passenger usage fee" -- perhaps $5 to $10 per ticket -- for the privilege of buying a ticket anyplace other than at Spirit's airport ticket counters.

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