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Fly for Less on New Spirit Airlines Routes!

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Spirit Airlines may not be a fancy carrier (is there such thing as a fancy US carrier?!), but they sure do offer some solid deals for those who want to hit the skies, so I get pretty excited when they start up new routes. Not only does Spirit offer some very affordable flights when paying with cash, but their award program really can be amazing for the right type of budget traveler with flexibility…aka my parents who fly Spirit more than any other…

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Final Call for Spirit Airlines Service to Cuba

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Just a few months after starting up service, Spirit Airlines has decided to end their flights to Cuba effective May 31, 2017. Spirit is currently operating one to two daily flights from Ft. Lauderdale – Havana, depending on the date of travel until June 1st. Some dates that Spirit had planned on operating two daily round trips will be going down to one, so your travel plans on may be impacted even if your reservation is before June 1st. Similar to what Frontier and Silver cited when they…

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Just How Small is the New Spirit Airlines Free Personal Item Allowance?

Wonder if my parent's Spirit go-to bags will make the new cut?

About a year ago I shared that Spirit Airlines was going to shrink the size of their allowed free personal carry-on item as per their website’s information. However, they changed their mind and those rules didn’t ultimately go into effect in 2016 as they originally stated. But, Spirit is once again set to introduce new and smaller personal item dimensions effective April 2017. I have to imagine they won’t change their minds at the last minute again.   Currently the one…

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Spirit Airlines Getting PreCheck in the Next Week!

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Great news for budget travelers who fly Spirit Airlines – they seem to finally be joining the current decade and state on Twitter that they will have PreCheck up and working by the end of January….which is less than a week away! In fact, it may already be up via a soft launch this week.   My parents are from the generation of travelers that get to the airport several hours early…and that’s a darn good thing because as pretty regular…

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Up to 2,500 Bonus Miles for the Cheapest Spirit Flights!

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I love Spirit Airlines. I mean, I don’t personally fly them frequently, but I love them. My parents actually do fly them regularly for just 2,500 miles each way since they have the Spirit Airlines credit card, which I think is a great deal for those that can make it work. Spirit doesn’t make any apologies for being a low cost carrier, in fact they have a pretty great sense of humor about it. As long as you know the rules…

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Spirit Offers Free Checked and Carry On Bags for Military!

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There’s no denying the crazy low prices sometimes found on low cost carrier Spirit Airlines (here are my 10 favorite things about Spirit!). There is also no denying the reality that everything on Spirit Airlines costs extra, and if you need to check bags the costs for “extras” can add up quickly. However, if you are active duty military then the overall cost of flying Spirit has recently gotten cheaper as they have introduced new policy that allows for all passengers with…

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Spirit Airlines Not Changing Size of Free Carry-On After All

Wonder if my parent's Spirit go-to bags will make the new cut?

Last week I was researching some options for my parents on their ski trip flying Spirit Airlines so they could spend as little as possible on checked or carry-on bags since we weren’t sure if they would be able to pack solely in their free personal carry-ons. While doing that I saw on Spirit Airline’s website that they would be changing the allowed size of their free carry-on personal items effective April 1, 2016. The changes were going to take…

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Interesting Way to Avoid Spirit Checked Bag Fees?

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My parents have another Spirit Airlines flight coming up soon, but this time there will potentially be a major change in their plans compared to their multiple previous low-cost Spirit flights. This time they may need more gear than they can fit in their 16 x 14 x 12 inch free personal carry-ons, such as small backpacks as shown below. Since on this trip they are planning to ski (for just $25!) in temps that are likely in the 15…

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1,000 Free Airline Miles with Spirit

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Spirit Airlines may be pretty strict with expiring miles if you go 90 days without any activity in your account, but they are also pretty generous with handing out free miles. And…since free flights start at just 2,500 miles each way if you have the co-branded credit card, it doesn’t take that many Spirit miles to get in the skies on an award flight. And yes, I have flown (and survived) Spirit just fine. This time they are handing out…

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Beat the Spirit and Frontier Increased Bag Fees

Avoiding bag fees with small personal items!

I love low cost airline carriers and what they are doing to make air travel a reality for those who otherwise wouldn’t have the ability to book airline tickets in their budgets.  I don’t have hard and fast numbers, but I have a large and growing collection of anecdotal tales from my online and real life friends who tell me how they were able to book a flight to see their family member or explore a new place for just…

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