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Spirit Airlines Will Now CHARGE A Fee For Carry-On Bags

submitted on April 6, 2010 by honesta in "Member's Lounge"
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Spirit Airlines Will Now CHARGE A Fee For Carry-On Bags

Spirit Airlines, the Florida-based budget carrier, announced this morning that it will become the first American airline to impose a fee for carry-on baggage.

While passengers will still be permitted to bring a small bag aboard free of charge -- so long as its dimensions are within the 16"x14"x12" limit, USA Today reports -- any luggage stored in the overhead compartment will incur a fee that starts at $20 and can go as high as $45.

Members of Spirit Airlines's $9 Fare Club (which, for $39.95 per year, gives members access to exclusive fares, according to the Wall Street Journal), will pay $20 for carry-on baggage. Passengers who are not members of the club but who reserve a spot in the overhead bin in advance will be charged $30. Only nonmembers who wait until they're at the gate to pay will be subject to the $45 charge.
     

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  • 58073
    mcgirl4
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    Posted by mcgirl4 on April 6, 2010
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    WOW airlines are really making me want to drive everywhere..... this is getting ridiculous! Evil
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    • outcastplo313
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      Posted by outcastplo313 on April 6, 2010
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      same here..it seems the world is too money hungry
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    mooncow728
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    Posted by mooncow728 on April 6, 2010
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    Maybe they think that people are less likely to bring bomb ingredients on board since they have to pay to bring stuff. Sounds kinda dumb though. I mean if you were planning on blowing yourself up, would you care about spending an extra $40? Oh wait maybe the extra $40 fees are supposed to help with the extra costs of replacing a plane so they can also lay off people and not worry about security as much. I sure hope not.
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    pablos17
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    Posted by pablos17 on April 6, 2010
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    Looks like it's time to buy me a jetpack or I'll just have to start wrapping duffel bags around my body making look like a heavy set person. Oh crap, forgot about the body scanners. Glad I don't have to fly very often.
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    • outcastplo313
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      Posted by outcastplo313 on April 6, 2010
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      the body scanners are really freaky did they really start doing that?
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    • mcgirl4
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      Posted by mcgirl4 on April 7, 2010
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      Yes, at least at the Detroit airport, my BF had to do it. It was great to sit and wait around while we were already trying to race to our plane already.
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    Posted by honesta on April 7, 2010
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    Ticket - $$$

    Check in Luggage - $$$

    Better Seats - $$$

    Cabin Baggage - $$$$

    Food - $$$

    Pillow - $$$

    Freedom to go use the Restroom - $$$ soon to be released
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    • pablos17
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      Posted by pablos17 on April 7, 2010
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      Yeah, on the whole bathroom thing I heard that there will be an attendant asking if it will be #1 or #2 and you will have to pay to use it and pay more for extra tp. Smile
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    • MrCheap
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      Posted by MrCheap on April 9, 2010
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    mcgirl4
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    Posted by mcgirl4 on April 7, 2010
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    Did you know that most airlines don't pay for your to stay overnight when THEY are the ones that make you miss your connection? They used to but they had to cut down. Found that one out last trip, lost a day and we were out an additional $60

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