Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Airline to charge for carry-on bags

Spirit Airlines announced Tuesday that it will charge its customers $20 to $45 for items they place in the overhead bins.

Spirit Airlines claims that their very low fares allow passengers to choose, and pay for, only those services they want. If a passenger flies without a carryon, Spirit's fare would be lower than its competitors. So, if I understand this correctly, the cost of flying Spirit WITH a carryon should be close to the fare of another airline flying the same route.

If I was a passenger that flew most of the time with a carryon (which I am), Spirit just made it easier for me to chose to fly a competitor, who might have better flight times for me and, with Spirit's new fees, won't be any more expensive.

In the meantime, I sure wish Southwest Airlines flew out of my home airport!

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