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Old 07-16-2011, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Earth
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I agree and I accept responsibility for not checking into Delta's checked baggage fees prior to booking. But ... How many airlines actually charge for carry-ons? Most of us here in the US assume that carry-on baggage is free as Spirit seems to be the only ones that charge for carry-ons so I can see how this "fee" could have been overlooked. Frankly, I'd never fly an airline that would tack on carry-on fees or charge you for printing your boarding pass! Their business model stinks frankly speaking!
Sorry, I wasn't making the comment to you, but about the group.
We all have brain farts, but $25k is more than a fart.

I'd ask particulars if I were spending that kind of money... what exactly am I entitled to would be the first question.
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Old 07-16-2011, 07:45 PM
 
Location: NYPD"s 30th Precinct
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People complain about high base fares and talk about how they wish there was a more a-la-carte option where they can pay for a cheaper ticket, then add on only the additional options that apply to them. It happens, and then they complain about being nickle and dimed to death...
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:34 AM
 
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Regarding the military, I think they should be exempt on some of those fees as well
So, you think that the government should be able to tell a private company what to charge and how to do business?
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Old 07-18-2011, 12:12 PM
 
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People complain about high base fares and talk about how they wish there was a more a-la-carte option where they can pay for a cheaper ticket, then add on only the additional options that apply to them. It happens, and then they complain about being nickle and dimed to death...
So true,
SO TRUE!
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Old 07-18-2011, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Midwestern Dystopia
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Why do you think that someone should get a break based on their belief system?
They're religious, not special.

Nope.
The military doesn't get free baggage and they spend quite a bit more than $25k (per week); depending on movements, per day.

I thought you didn't like entitlements?
Or is it unless you like the group that's getting (or asking for) them.
well said!

all of these churches have to pay little or no taxes and many get directly involved in politics which should cancel their tax free status but it never does. I don't have sympathy for someone who wants a special deal b/c of their group affiliation.

when you spend that much you really should do your homework. Playing the "inner city", "youth" and "religious" cards shouldn't work.
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Old 07-18-2011, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Miami/ Washington DC
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The airline can charge whoever and for whatever it wants. This is America and in no way should a church group be more special then somebody else. People complain about Spirit a lot but then people complain about the fares of airlines. Spirit is one of the many airlines in this country each one does things differently.
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Old 07-18-2011, 05:24 PM
 
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It is a business, not a charity organization. The next thing you know, disabled folks would want free transport for their wheelchairs and stuff...forget it. Give an inch, they will take a mile.
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Old 07-18-2011, 05:35 PM
 
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They should have done their homework and budgetted accordingly. And if they were planning on spending $25k in tickets - they should have negotiated the cost of the carryon bags ahead of time.
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Old 07-18-2011, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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I have to agree with flyonpa and everyone who is on the side of spirit, I have flown with spirit and really enjoyed it. I travel extremely light, and even with the fee I paid with my ticket, it was still WAY cheaper than any other flight listed. Spirit does a good job for what they are, an airline that offers a cheap ticket and a good deal to people who are looking to travel light and not have the add-ons.
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Old 07-18-2011, 09:26 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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So, you think that the government should be able to tell a private company what to charge and how to do business?
I never stated that the government should mandate airlines to waive fees for military & vets ... Just that the carrier should freely do that as a goodwill gesture for the men/women that have served our country.
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