|Is this woman protecting herself from the stink of high fees? (Photo by B. Brown)|
My guess is that, with the fee upticks announced yesterday, travelers will likely now pay MORE to fly Spirit than its competition. Because except for those few time-rich souls willing to go to the airport and purchase a ticket at the counter there, all passengers will be charged $34 per round-trip flight for the "privilege" of booking online. That's no typo: $34 (!!) to book online.
That come to double the old fee. The Huffington Post points out that this new fee, in a number of cases, will work out to a additional 40% of the ticket price.
And, taking a page from Ryanair, those who don't print their own tickets at home will have to cough up $5 at the airport to get them.
Wonder if they'll be next announcing the sale of porn on their flights, like Ryanair? Wouldn't put it past 'em.