Not only did bumped passengers not get offered anything, like cash, vouchers, or other compensation, they werenít even told that they were entitled to something. Spirit also didnít follow through with baggage claims in a timely manner, and in one instance, they didnít issue compensation until 14 months later. Our favorite thing they got busted for was not revealing the true cost of their tickets. As weíve mentioned time and time again, there are a lot of fees, taxes, charges, and other requirements added to those low low base fares.
The airline didnít get in trouble for any safety issues or anything related to their snazzy planes, so if you want a good deal, they are probably still worth it if you're up for their potential shenanigans. Just remember when it comes to Spirit Airlines, itís more "buyer beware" than with some other airlines. If you want to test them out, theyíve got some $29 one-way fares to places like Boston, Atlantic City, Ft. Lauderdale, and the Bahamas. Just remember that those prices are before a bunch of booking fees and other add-ons, so just be a proper shopper and know what you're getting into.
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· Low Cost Carriers coverage [Jaunted]