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Re: Friends don't let friends fly spirit.
« Reply #40 on: July 14, 2020, 01:48:21 PM »
I figured you haven't flown them.
I don't think you should be mouthing off against something that you never experienced. You have multiple post on this thread that are very harsh. You insinuate from your posts that you have flown spirit and have had only disastrous experiences. Don't speak negatively about something that you don't know about.
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Re: Friends don't let friends fly spirit.
« Reply #41 on: July 14, 2020, 05:30:18 PM »
I figured you haven't flown them.
I don't think you should be mouthing off against something that you never experienced. You have multiple post on this thread that are very harsh. You insinuate from your posts that you have flown spirit and have had only disastrous experiences. Don't speak negatively about something that you don't know about.
DW has flown Spirit on a number of occasions, and has fully appraised me of what it's been like. Based her her experiences, I have determined to try to never fly the airline.

I will pay significantly more to avoid flying Spirit, and so far, I've never been in a situation when tickets on other airlines were so much more that it would compensate the extra charges Spirit gifts you with.
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Re: Friends don't let friends fly spirit.
« Reply #42 on: July 14, 2020, 05:38:57 PM »
DW has flown Spirit on a number of occasions, and has fully appraised me of what it's been like. Based her her experiences, I have determined to try to never fly the airline.

I will pay significantly more to avoid flying Spirit, and so far, I've never been in a situation when tickets on other airlines were so much more that it would compensate the extra charges Spirit gifts you with.
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Re: Friends don't let friends fly spirit.
« Reply #43 on: July 14, 2020, 10:40:53 PM »
I have flown them and had a positive experience, it's a "cheaper" version of travel.

I always buy a good seat.

At times it can be significantly better priced then competitors thus making it worthy even after factoring in the seat cost....
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Re: Friends don't let friends fly spirit.
« Reply #44 on: July 15, 2020, 12:16:13 AM »
DW has flown Spirit on a number of occasions, and has fully appraised me of what it's been like. Based her her experiences, I have determined to try to never fly the airline.

I will pay significantly more to avoid flying Spirit, and so far, I've never been in a situation when tickets on other airlines were so much more that it would compensate the extra charges Spirit gifts you with.
1) Can you please list the "extra charges Spirit gifts you with"?
BREAKING: SPIRIT EMPLOYEE GRANTS COURTESY

An employee of Spirit Airlines allegedly granted a request from a passenger, the Associated Press reported.

The unnamed passenger reportedly asked if they can be moved to an open exit row. In a move heralded by civil rights leaders as a once-in-a-lifetime milestone, the crew member granted the courtesy, allowing the passenger to have the empty seat and enjoy the accompanying extra leg-room.

"Since women got their right to vote, I don't think there has been any single act that has encapsulated the advent in human rights as much as this one," the ADL and the NAACP said in a joint statement.

The employee was immediately fired from his job, with the airline citing a violation of policy as the cause.

"We don't give anything for free," Spirit CEO Edward Christie told reporters. "This employee risked the reputation of our company for a senseless act. He should never have been hired."
How does pricing translate to customer service?

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Re: Friends don't let friends fly spirit.
« Reply #45 on: July 15, 2020, 12:23:14 AM »
1) Can you please list the "extra charges Spirit gifts you with"?
Spirit charges for things most other airlines give for free. For example: a drink on the plane.
How does pricing translate to customer service?
I did not directly address customer service. The point was that they don't give ANYTHING for free, not even a better seat when it's not being used.

But are we really having a discussion about this topic?
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Re: Friends don't let friends fly spirit.
« Reply #46 on: July 15, 2020, 12:29:23 AM »
Spirit charges for things most other airlines give for free. For example: a drink on the plane.I did not directly address customer service. The point was that they don't give ANYTHING for free, not even a better seat when it's not being used.
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Re: Friends don't let friends fly spirit.
« Reply #47 on: July 15, 2020, 12:50:01 AM »
Spirit charges for things most other airlines give for free. For example: a drink on the plane.I did not directly address customer service. The point was that they don't give ANYTHING for free, not even a better seat when it's not being used.

But are we really having a discussion about this topic?
1) Spirit doesn't charge for "things most other airlines give for free" because airlines don't give anything for free.
When you fly Delta, you HAVE to pay for your 6 ounce diet coke pretzels, your cabin bag, seat selection your seat in your airfare. It's not free.
When you fly spirit, you can choose not to pay and therefore not receive.

2)Delta, American, and JetBlue don't allow passengers to take a better seat when open. I know this because I've been denied a better seat by them all recently.
Spirit on the other hand:
I didn't "manage" to get an exit row. I asked nicely once on board.

And this wasn't the first time Spirit has reseated me when I requested.

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Re: Friends don't let friends fly spirit.
« Reply #48 on: July 15, 2020, 12:56:17 AM »
1) Spirit doesn't charge for "things most other airlines give for free" because airlines don't give anything for free.
When you fly Delta, you HAVE to pay for your 6 ounce diet coke pretzels, your cabin bag, seat selection your seat in your airfare. It's not free.
When you fly spirit, you can choose not to pay and therefore not receive.

2)Delta, American, and JetBlue don't allow passengers to take a better seat when open. I know this because I've been denied a better seat by them all recently.
Spirit on the other hand: 
And this wasn't the first time Spirit has reseated me when I requested.
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Re: Friends don't let friends fly spirit.
« Reply #52 on: July 21, 2020, 07:00:56 PM »
https://viewfromthewing.com/passengers-fight-on-a-plane-then-take-it-up-a-notch-back-inside-the-terminal/

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Re: Friends don't let friends fly spirit.
« Reply #53 on: September 02, 2020, 11:29:11 PM »
Just had Spirit cancel my cheap tix. Bummer.

They are offering a $50 voucher in addition to the Reservation Credit via the cancellation SMS system. Though there are DPs stating that this voucher is only good for part of the fare and not the fees which are part of the fare.

Anyone have insight on this?

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Re: Friends don't let friends fly spirit.
« Reply #54 on: September 03, 2020, 03:38:14 AM »
Just had Spirit cancel my cheap tix. Bummer.

They are offering a $50 voucher in addition to the Reservation Credit via the cancellation SMS system. Though there are DPs stating that this voucher is only good for part of the fare and not the fees which are part of the fare.

Anyone have insight on this?
Read the thread title.

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Re: Friends don't let friends fly spirit.
« Reply #55 on: September 03, 2020, 09:12:43 AM »
Read the thread title.
Everyone realizes that you are not getting five star service if you fly on a budget airlines. A lot of kinks that can come up, I would imagine are a result of the airlines being on a limited budget so less resources are used to iron them out. Therefore I find it a little unreasonable to complain about every thing that goes wrong on a spirit (or lack thereof) flight. You want better service and higher standards? Pay more for your darn ticket! You get what you pay for.

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Re: Friends don't let friends fly spirit.
« Reply #56 on: September 03, 2020, 09:57:47 AM »
Tickets were like $8 each

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Re: Friends don't let friends fly spirit.
« Reply #57 on: September 03, 2020, 10:45:55 AM »
My friend flew spirit yesterday (he DID NOT ask my consent) and the CEO was on his flight.
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Re: Friends don't let friends fly spirit.
« Reply #58 on: September 03, 2020, 01:32:11 PM »
Ha That's only bc you managed to get an Exit seat
I was in  United flight and the flight attendant didn't let someone change into the empty exit row because it's a premium seat.

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Re: Friends don't let friends fly spirit.
« Reply #59 on: September 03, 2020, 02:44:04 PM »
I was in  United flight and the flight attendant didn't let someone change into the empty exit row because it's a premium seat.
Just saw that on my flight!
I also heard someone asking the lady at boarding, if there's a bathroom on the plane🤣