posted 48 years ago by
Extraordinarily Ordinary

Spirit is starting a Vegas route from Bush and have quite a bit of availability at $60 (all in) between October and mid-December. Managed to snag a flight getting into Vegas Halloween night and leaving the next morning for $59.xx

Just thought I've give fellow Houstonians the heads up!

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Beware that Spirit has the highest baggage and other miscellaneous fees of any US carrier. They even charge for carry on bags.


A carryon on that does not fit under the seat in front of you is $30. Taking a roller bag just doubled your $60 ticket price round trip.

They also have zero agreements with other airlines and a very small fleet. If your flight gets canceled, you may be stuck for days until they find you a seat on one of their planes.

Thanks for the heads up.

Spirit Air--the RyanAir of the Americas hehhe

Spirit has 42 aircraft serving 52 destinations
Ryanair has 295 aircraft serving 166 destinations
(per wikipedia - too lazy to do my own research)

Ryanair can reroute you if there is a cancellation much easier than Spirit. Even if the fees worked out cheaper than a mainline carrier, I would still pay extra to avoid Spirit.

I used to fly Spirit to FL years back.
CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP, but often late, sometimes by many hours

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