In that previous thread, imo, Chadd gives the great advice.
Originally Posted by Chadd
Even with the add-on fees they are often cheaper than other airlines. My suggestion is to read up and know how they operate so you aren't surprised. I have flown them and the employees treated me well.
They ARE cheap. My brother is flying them to Florida from NJ for a long weekend, Friday to Monday, at the end of January...the middle of high season...for $100 round trip. If you know what you are in for with the added fees and what not, they can be the right option.
With Spirit, there is a fee for everything, the ticket price is not the final cost. If you pay for your checked bag in advance, it's much cheaper than trying to sneak an oversized carryon bag onto the airplane. The carryon fee is extremely high. Most airlines are charging fees now, Spirit simply has more of them. They are very similar to the Ryanair model that has been very successful in Europe.
I flew from DCA to FLL to AUA a number of years ago and they treated me very well. The "big front seat" or whatever they call it now is certainly worth considering, as their new seat plans can be a little tight for taller folks.
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We have never paid for carry on bags on American or Delta. Hope we never do. Delta has an Amex card that we have to get our miles with and it allows you one free checked bag in coach and 1 for anyone flying with you. No charge for carry-on at this time.