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Old 04-23-2017, 02:32 PM
 
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That's because for you, money is not the greatest issue. For many others, who live hand-to-mouth, or in the red, they will save at all costs.

If they're that bad off, they probably aren't flying for leisure. They're doing it for work, and time = money. Flights with connections are longer, and greater chances of delays.
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Old 04-23-2017, 03:56 PM
 
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If they're that bad off, they probably aren't flying for leisure. They're doing it for work, and time = money. Flights with connections are longer, and greater chances of delays.
It's not a matter of being "that bad off". Shopping around airports can mean a difference of $100+ per ticket. For a family of 4 or 5, that can be the difference in taking a vacation or not taking a vacation. Many more would just consider those hundreds of extra dollars a waste of money, if it only means eliminating one connection. It's rarely a big deal, I can think of many better ways to spend that money.
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Old 04-23-2017, 09:28 PM
 
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Spirit isn't that bad, just expect to pay for any extras. We paid for the big seats and had a good trip to Vegas last year. I've had worse experiences with JetBlue, ymmv.
Just for kicks, I checked Spirit to Phoenix for an upcoming trip to Phoenix - $300 round trip for the "bare fare" and the outbound is 13.5 hours with stops in Cleveland, Ft. Lauderdale, and Dallas. Really?? For about $20 more, I can get a non-stop flight on a real airline.
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Old 04-23-2017, 09:39 PM
 
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Just for kicks, I checked Spirit to Phoenix for an upcoming trip to Phoenix - $300 round trip for the "bare fare" and the outbound is 13.5 hours with stops in Cleveland, Ft. Lauderdale, and Dallas. Really?? For about $20 more, I can get a non-stop flight on a real airline.
And you would probably pay less considering Spirit and their ridiculous carry-on and other baggage fees.
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Old 04-23-2017, 10:36 PM
 
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It's really not. I would take it any day over JFK, LGA, DCA, MIA, LAX, STL...just to name a few I am familiar with.

Parking is a joke, yes.
The fact you have to compare them to those other crappy airports just proves my point.
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Old 04-24-2017, 08:14 AM
 
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The fact you have to compare them to those other crappy airports just proves my point.

So you effectively think every major airport is crap. That's very helpful.
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Old 04-24-2017, 10:12 AM
 
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Just for kicks, I checked Spirit to Phoenix for an upcoming trip to Phoenix - $300 round trip for the "bare fare" and the outbound is 13.5 hours with stops in Cleveland, Ft. Lauderdale, and Dallas. Really?? For about $20 more, I can get a non-stop flight on a real airline.
I wouldn't take connections like that either! Our trip was nonstop both ways.
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Old 04-24-2017, 10:34 AM
 
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The fact you have to compare them to those other crappy airports just proves my point.
Not really, it is in a whole league above those other places. Sure, Charlotte is nicer. Maybe Philly. Atlanta just barely. Detroit isn't bad...

But compared to most airports of comparable size, it really doesn't stack up too badly.
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Old 04-24-2017, 11:00 AM
 
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I loathe having to fly through Atlanta. Something ALWAYS goes wrong there.
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Old 04-24-2017, 01:00 PM
 
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I loathe having to fly through Atlanta. Something ALWAYS goes wrong there.
Everyone has their demon airports (PHL for me). I've got relatively few complaints with Logan. Not that there are way more international and domestic non stops I am pretty happy.
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