It had to happen, and it’s no surprise — at all — that it’s Spirit who’s doing it. The airline that started us down the path of fees-for-everything in the US is back, with a vengeance, charging for both checked baggage...

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Categorized in: luggage, Spirit Airlines

Upgraded: Making the most out of a small airport For those who are frustrated with the seemingly slow-as-molasses pace of relief efforts and the ceaseless flow of depressing imagery from Haiti, consider this, from the commander of the...

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Categorized in: airports, bizarre, JAL, Spirit Airlines

There’s a good profile of Spirit Airlines CEO Ben Baldanza in yesterday’s New York Times, and it’s worth reading to get a sense of the mindset behind one of the most successful airlines in the US. The problem with Spirit is not...

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Categorized in: Spirit Airlines

Upgraded: Weird contraband found at airports Downgraded: Pigeon welfare The NY Daily News has a set of photos of items found by customs agents at airports. Most are drug related, but my favorite has to be this image of a man with pigeons wrapped up...

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Downgraded: The fates of whistleblowers who look out for passenger safety A cold day in Calgary, and three US Airways flight attendants notice ice building up on the wings. After much wrangling, they convince their flight crew to de-ice an...

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Upgraded: Refunds on Spirit Airlines Spirit Airlines, perhaps America’s most hated airline, gives refunds to its passengers after all! But only under special circumstances… like being rebooked onto a flight that ditches into the Hudson...

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