Spirit's usurious new checked baggage fees, which we wrote about last month, go into effect this week. Some people are still figuring them out, as reflected by a local report today surveying holiday travelers finding out about the charges.
At the same time, Spirit officials just put out a press release congratulating themselves on being human beings and assisting New York City days after Hurricane Sandy. The release included this language, which tells you how they think about their baggage fees, which again are arriving just as holiday travel gears up:
Spirit Airlines empowers customers to save money on air travel by offering ultra low base fares with a range of optional services for a fee, allowing customers the freedom to choose only the extras they value.
Even when they do something nice they manage to come off as pricks.
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