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Re: Another reason why not to fly Spirit (if another reason is even needed)
« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2011, 11:19:57 AM »
Very small planes. seats are tight. no leg room.
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Re: Another reason why not to fly Spirit (if another reason is even needed)
« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2011, 02:44:41 PM »
Very small planes. seats are tight. no leg room.

+1

Not comfortable flight at all ... Def not worth it unless you really are saving $$$, but now with all the fees, its not too likely to save$

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Re: Another reason why not to fly Spirit (if another reason is even needed)
« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2011, 03:07:54 PM »
And, yes, as far as I know it gives total fair including all relevant fees. Then again, I'm not sure Kayak searches Spirit.
it searches spirit
generally i find it searches spirit under what it calls a hacker fare (two one ways and so forth) which requires to book from the airline direct

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Re: Another reason why not to fly Spirit (if another reason is even needed)
« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2011, 03:09:11 PM »
AFAIK, all booking through Kayak take place directly with the airline.
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Re: Another reason why not to fly Spirit (if another reason is even needed)
« Reply #19 on: November 15, 2011, 03:13:03 PM »
i just booked a ticket through them via airfare.com

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Re: Another reason why not to fly Spirit (if another reason is even needed)
« Reply #20 on: November 15, 2011, 03:29:39 PM »
Not sure what that has to do with Kayak.com, (unless you're saying that for some reason you'd prefer not to search for hacker fares and be able to book non-direct...)
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Re: Another reason why not to fly Spirit (if another reason is even needed)
« Reply #21 on: November 21, 2011, 03:58:50 PM »
$50k fine for unnotified fees. WSJ: http://t.co/qHgLWoCd
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Re: Another reason why not to fly Spirit (if another reason is even needed)
« Reply #22 on: November 21, 2011, 04:05:03 PM »
$50k fine for unnotified fees. WSJ: http://t.co/qHgLWoCd
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Re: Another reason why not to fly Spirit (if another reason is even needed)
« Reply #23 on: November 21, 2011, 04:06:01 PM »
LMAO!
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Re: Another reason why not to fly Spirit (if another reason is even needed)
« Reply #24 on: November 21, 2011, 09:31:50 PM »
Pretty soon they will charge for putting your seat back!

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Re: Another reason why not to fly Spirit (if another reason is even needed)
« Reply #25 on: November 21, 2011, 09:42:45 PM »
Pretty soon they will charge for putting your seat back!
Actually I read somwhere that spirit is getting new planes that the seat will always remain reclined which will allow more seats.
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Another reason why not to fly Spirit (if another reason is even needed)
« Reply #27 on: November 22, 2011, 09:18:32 AM »
Actually I read somwhere that spirit is getting new planes that the seat will always remain reclined which will allow more seats.

They actually have had those for a while already.

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Re: Another reason why not to fly Spirit (if another reason is even needed)
« Reply #29 on: November 24, 2011, 03:46:17 PM »
I am picking someone up from the airport flying Spirit today.  Flight is delayed 40 minutes "due to late crew member"!!!!
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