Spirit Airlines (NK) is the only two star airline currently operating in the U.S, its business model is of an ultra low cost airline. It operates chiefly out of the Hollywood International Airport, Fort Lauderdale. Despite its low cost model, Spirit serves 57 domestic and international destinations and has a large fleet of 56 in service aircrafts and a further 129 aircraft pending delivery. Spirit transitioned to ultra low cost airline model in March '06 discontinuing its business class features . The headquarters of the company is located in Miramar, Florida. To cut costs, the airlines gives its passengers many options like self printing of boarding passes and a free incentive for carrying smaller bags which fit under the seat.
Spirit Airlines: Proud home of the Bare Fare!
Savings on airfares has never been easier! When it comes to cheap flight tickets, very less can top Spirit Airlines Bare Fare™.When flying Spirit, you don’t have to worry about pay higher fare, which include lot of extra things that they may not necessarily require. Now travelers will have the option on Frill Control, which allow passengers to choose only those services for which you wish to pay, such as carry-on, checked bags, or seat assignments. This new deal will help travelers to save upto 40% on fares.
What you need to know when flying Spirit:
Spirit is the Home of the Bare Fare
Spirit airfares do not include extras. It does not include ‘free’ bags, ‘free’ drink like other airlines that charge you for those services in the ticket itself, making you pay more. A ticket with Spirit gets you and a personal item from A to B. Everything else is extra.
Need a carry-on or checked bags? Buy them early and online at Spirit.com
Bare Fare include one personal item like a small backpack, which can fit into smaller size box- (16” x 14” x 12”). Anything larger than this, like a standard carry-on or checked bag, is a little extra.
If you need a checked bag or carry-on, buy it early and online to save. You cannot buy bags while making bookings, but you can visit Spirit.com to add them to the confirmed reservation.
Spirit is one of the most fuel efficient airlines in the country, saving money on gas, which results in cheaper airfares. They earned this title by limiting checked bag weight to 40lbs.
The Big Front Sea
While flying with Spirit, get set to savor cozy legroom, and a Big Front Seat. Spirit has got wider seats, more space, and extra legroom. Spirit does not have middle seat.
Spirit Airlines offers you travel insurance to save you from the unanticipated and unexpected!
Following the transition into an ultra low cost carrier, Spirit Airlines discontinued all its luxury seating and classes in favor of an all coach model seating. Here the airline allocates seats to its passengers during check-in. Keeping in mind the wants and requirements of its diverse customer base, the airline offers that its passengers can choose their own seats for a nominal fee. The trademark Big Front Seat option lets the passenger choose a larger more spacious seat with extra leg room at the front of the aircraft, for a fee.
No complimentary services of food and beverages are provided, but in the interest of passenger travelling Spirit Airlines has a very well stocked bar and snack counter aboard the aircraft. The snacks and drinks are nominally priced and serve a large client base catering for most dietary requirements and special needs. Keeping in mind the health of the passengers, Spirit Airlines does not stock or offer any peanut or nut based foods so as to not expose anyone to allergic reactions.
To avoid hassles and reduce the cost component, the airline urges its clients to check-in using the kiosk or the online option where the boarding passes can also be printed. Even still the passengers who need the counter check-in can come from 24 hours to 1 hour prior to departure time.