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Old 05-03-2012, 03:40 PM
 
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Spirit Airlines to charge $100 for carry-on baggage - May. 3, 2012
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Old 05-03-2012, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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I'm not in favor of such a thing, but why should it be illegal? If you don't like it, fly on someone else.
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Old 05-03-2012, 04:09 PM
 
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vote with your feet
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Old 05-03-2012, 04:10 PM
 
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$100? I would ship the carryon bag via USPS or Fedex one week before I depart, it's cheaper this way.
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Old 05-03-2012, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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as they say......ALL publicity is good......

The also ran ads providing Secret Service type trips to Cartegena,,,,,,,,
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Old 05-03-2012, 04:19 PM
 
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LOL, it will cost more to carry on a bag than the cost of the airline ticket.
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:06 PM
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Not flying on Spirit. thanks for the tip.
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Sunrise
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I fly Spirit OFTEN. This does not affect me at all. A small "Day-Pack" type bag is considered a personal item and is thus free.

A round-trip ticket from LAS to OAK on Spirit is $60. I'm not going to b**** about carryon fees when I'm paying that little for a ticket. LAS to FLL (which will get me close enough to home) is $100. Again, who cares about bag fees? I travel light anyway.
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:35 PM
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I think the people that care about bag fee's, are the one's with bags. Not everyone travels light, and they might need clothes for where they are going.
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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It's an incentive for you to pay in advance, rather than at the gate, where you inconvenience everyone by delaying boarding. If you pay at the kiosk or check-in counter, there are no changes in fees. I guess the headline "Airline incentivizes passengers to pay fees at check-in" doesn't grab as much attention as "Airline charges $100 for carry-ons", plus most Las Vegans would have to look up the word "incentivize" in a dictionary.

Fee does not apply to anything that will fit under the seat.
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