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Spirit Airlines – Less Money, More Go

A low cost airline of America, Spirit Airways operates flight across U.S. as well as the Caribbean, Mexico, and Latin America from its main hubs – Detroit Metropolitan Wayne Country Airport and Fort Lauderdale (Hollywood International Airport). The headquarter of the airline is at Miramar in Florida and the main focus cities are Ft. Lauderdale, Dallas/Fort Worth, Detroit, Las Vegas, Chicago-O'Hare, Houston-Intercontinental, Atlantic City, and Myrtle Beach. According to Skytrax ,Spirit is the only 2-star airline based in the United States, in February 2015.

History

Started as a Clipper Trucking Company in 1964, Spirit Airline was founded in the year 1980 and the airline was then part of Charter One. In April 1993, Spirit Airlines began scheduled service to destinations in Florida. During the next five years, Spirit expanded rapidly, increasing service from Detroit and adding service in new markets such as Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Los Angeles, and New York. The headquarters of the airline was initially located in Michigan in Greater Detroit, the headquarters was moved to the present location in November 1999. Spirit began a transition to an ultra low-cost carrier in the year on March 6th 2007.

Fleet

The current fleet of Spirit Airlines consists of 67 Airbus with an average age of 4.8 years. Spirit has the third youngest Airbus fleet in the Americas, after Virgin America and the Mexican airline Volaris. Spirit signed an agreement with International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) in the year October 2013, to lease five additional A320 NEOs and three used A319s. In 2006, Spirit Airline placed an order or 30 Airbus A320-200 aircraft for further expansion and the deliveries of the aircrafts began in March 2010.

Awards

Spirit Airline is the most fuel-efficient in the industry and the airline’s innovative approach that helped in growth of the traveling market has earned numerous accolades for the airline. The airline has been nominated multiple times for ‘North America’s Leading Low-cost Airline’ and ‘World’s Leading Airline to the Carribean in 2011’ at the World Travel Awards.

Routes and Destinations

Spirit Airlines currently flies to 52 destinations throughout Central America, the Caribbean, South America, and the United States. It maintains a base in Dallas/Fort Worth, Fort Lauderdale Chicago, Detroit, Atlantic City and Las Vegas. The major cities in terms of flight departure are - Fort Lauderdale, FL (48), Chicago, IL (ORD) (25), Dallas/Fort Worth,TX (25), Detroit, MI (24), Las Vegas, NV (24), Orlando, FL (14), Houston, TX (12), Atlantic City, NJ (11), Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN (11) and New York City, NY (LGA) (1). 

Why fly With Spirit Airlines

How to Check-in

Passengers travelling with Spirit Airways have the option of checking-in online or checking-in at the kiosks at the airport. Counter opens 2 hours before and closes 45 minutes before departure in case of domestic flight and open 3 hours before and closes 60 minutes before schedule departure time for international flights. There is a charge of $10 to print each boarding pass when checked-in at the counter. Check-in begins 24 hours before departure and ends an hour prior to departure. While checking-in online passengers can purchase bags, and book their preferred seats.

Baggage and Allowance

Spirit Airline charge for the carry-on and checked bags and charge more for the baggage which weighs over 40 lb. The ticket price includes one personal item that fits in the smaller sizer box and anything larger than this has to be paid for. The cost of carrying a carry carry-on bag during online booking or check-in is $26 and $36 and $50 when paid at the airport. The cost of first checked in baggage through online mode is $21-$30, charge of second checked baggage is $31-$40 and charges for third to fifth checked baggage is $76-$85. When paying at the airport, charges are considerably high.

Seating

The airbus at Spirit Airline has the seat capacity of 145 (Airbus A319-100), 178 (Airbus A320-200) and 218 (Airbus A321-200). The seat assigned at the counter check-in are free while the seat assignments start at just $5 and vary according to specific routes and location in the aircraft. Big Front Seats are located in the first rows of our aircraft and feature up to 32% more legroom than the Deluxe Leather at additional cost. Seats can be booked 24 hours before departure.

Booking Fee

Spirit Airline charges a ‘passenger-usage fee’ on every booking made online, around $17 each way while booking at the counter does not attract any additional fee. Modification or Cancellation made within 24 hours of original booking can be done for free while the modification or cancellation done after 24 hours booking charges $120 (when done online) and $130 when done at the call centre or at the airport.

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