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

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?

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

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

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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How Much Does a 96% Off Flight Discount Save?

Earlier this week Spirit Airlines had a 96% off coupon code 96PCT that was valid for a variety of their flights on Tuesdays and Wednesdays into early next year.  A 96% off discount on flights sounds pretty exciting, right?  I agree, and I checked it out myself, mostly for my parents who are known Spirit(ed) Travelers.  They are looking to fly Spirit again next year to repeat this ski trip on a very, very small budget and instead of using…

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500 Free and Easy Spirit Airlines Miles

Right now you can earn 500 totally free Spirit Airlines miles just for joining their dining program – no dining purchases required! If you are able to make a purchase at a participating dining restaurant you can earn a pretty easy additional 1,000 miles by making a purchase of at least $30 in the first 30 days. If you fly Spirit, getting 1,500 miles is a kind of big deal since you can fly to places like the Caribbean for…

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Why More People Should Look to Low Cost Carriers

I like to travel as inexpensively as possible, but I’ll be one of the first to admit that I prefer to do that travel comfortably whenever possible.  I like having a larger seat, or being able to skip a line or two based on status, or have a larger hotel room waiting for me from time to time.  However, my preference for comfort and a little pampering can sometimes be traded off for a price. More People Should Look to…

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How to Fly to Mexico and the Caribbean from 2,500 Miles Each Way!

Most major US frequent flyer programs price awards in large part based on geographic zones.  For example, the lower 48 and Canada may be one pricing zone, Hawaii another, Europe another, Mexico and the Caribbean another.  When you want to fly from one zone to another zone you pay the associated fee in miles according to the award chart. A common theme among most of these award chart zones is that it costs more to fly from the lower 48…

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How to Use Your Spirit Airlines Miles for Someone Else

I prefer fancy pants lie-flat airplane seats and a little bit of pampering from time to time during my travels just like anyone, but I’m by no means “addicted” to only traveling that way, so when the opportunity arises to earn or use Spirit Airlines miles, I’ll take it.  Even if I can’t use the miles myself, I may be able to help someone else take a vacation they otherwise might not afford using the miles (before they expire!).  In…

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Earn Over 10,000 Free Airline Miles

Free and easy airline miles are my very favorite kind, so here are three reminders about some free and easy airline miles that are currently available for you and other members of your family! 1,000 Free American Airlines Miles Available Through June 12th: American Airlines AAdvantage is offering 1,000 free bonus miles if you watch some short videos about the American AAdvantage program and answer some simple questions.  The whole process takes no more than 10 minutes (and you can…

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