Seriously? Spirit Airlines Raises Bag Fees For Holiday Travelers
by Yahoo! Travel | September 24, 2014
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Seriously? Spirit Airlines Raises Bag Fees For Holiday Travelers

By Jo Piazza for Yahoo! Travel

Spirit raises fees yet again. (Photo: Thinkstock)

The budget airline Spirit already gets plenty of grief from passengers about their carry-on bag fees.

And yet, they are hiking up the fares yet again. The airline is raising their checked bag fees by $2 for flights in between Dec. 18 and Jan. 5 in an effort to encourage customers to “pack a bit lighter.”

Don’t even think about packing the presents. (Image: Spirit.com)

Spirit’s bag fees currently range from $20 to as much as $100 depending on when you book.

The Spirit business model is a bare-bones one. They start with an incredibly cheap fare and then charge customers for carry-ons, checked bags and in-flight snacks and drinks.

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The airline calls it the “bare fare.”

"Our fares are fully unbundled. No ‘free’ bag. No ‘free’ drink. Other airlines bake those options right into their ticket price. We don’t. A ticket with us gets you and a personal item from A to B," they explain on their website.

If you’re flying Spirit this year you might want to think about shipping those holiday presents sooner rather than later.

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