Spirits Airlines Baggage Charge Revolt

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One of the press’ favorite business stories this week is about Spirit Airline’s plan to charge as much as $100 for big carry on bags. The airline sets its ticket prices so low that large fees are its only means to make money. It has taken the industry strategy to charge for baggage, meals, headsets, and Wifi to a new level.

Spirit management shrugged off suggestions. In essence, they said, Spirit is still one of the most inexpensive airlines. And, it does fly planes with seats, engines, and pilots. In light of those things, the complaints are overblown

Douglas A. McIntyre