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Just in time for President's Day and Spring Break travel, one of the best airline sales I've seen in a long time is now online.
I spent several years producing content for USA Today Travel, and my job now has me on two to four flights per week. As a result, I have developed some very strong opinions about airlines.
Before we get to my personal opinion on Spirit Airlines, they have launched a major sale valid until January 31 with dozens of ares as low as $30.29.
Do I love Spirit Airlines? They were never my favorite airline, but their cost-saving model is intriguing. On Spirit, you pay additional for almost all amenities. But if you don't have luggage (although they charge for carry-on bags too), you don't mind a smaller seat and you don't mind slightly more cramped rows, you get incredibly low airfare. If you don't mind skipping the snacks, by the time you're done — Spirit Airlines is typically at least half of what the nearest competitor would charge.
Even with the add-on fees, Spirit Airlines is still up to 20 percent less costly than the non-discount carrier airlines. Having flown Spirit Airlines and run several customer service tests with them, I can conclude their planes and interiors are generally in fantastic shape, the flight attendants and staff are pleasant and I'm not opposed to the bare minimum no-frills travel.
This week alone, I've watched, observed or experienced horrendous customer service from some of the usually "higher end" airlines like Delta and Air Canada. I can't conclude that any airline is perfect but the amount of money a low-maintenance traveler could save with Spirit might be worth passing up the "amenities" of a competing airline.
You can find the Spirit Sale online right now by clicking here.
Safe Travels and Happy Savings!
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