Purchase a ow ticket on Spirit airlines for $200 on the 6th of May '12. Thought it was a great deal till I got to the airport and got the "shake down." I was scrutinized to see what more $$ they could get from me. "Oh, you have one bag to check?" "That will be $38." This is before I even finished checking in at the keypad. Got to the counter; Your bag is too heavy, it is going to be an extra $50. Is that an extra carry on? That will be $40. Our weight limit is 40 lbs not 50.
So you can get you suitcase down to 40 lbs or that will be $50. Now if I took out containts to make it comply, the extra items I would take in another bag would be extra baggage at $40. Because it would not work, I would be paying $90 to carry extra stuff because the bag could not get down to 40lbs. I would still be overweight. I just paid the $50 and left the stuff in the luggage. Then I get looked over for an additional $40 because of the paperbag I am carrying (containing my sweater and a salad).
I tell the agent I can wrap the sweater around my waist and carry my salad. She leaves me alone.
When I get to Las Vegas to get my connecting flight, I go through the scruteny again. "Is that an extra carry on?" I only had the same stuff I landed with. I would not recommend anyone taking this airline unless they are wearing a swimsuit! Then you must really be desperate! They even charge for sodas, coffee/tea! I was really depressed when I got through their checkin and seeing their service.
I won't take them again!
A8J2HT my confirmation no Flt 858 and 788.