Arthur Frommer

August 15, 2010 12:00 AM

Let's hope this airline comes to its senses

To the surprise of many, they actually did it. The brash and aggressive Spirit Airlines has recently put into effect a fee of from $30 to $45 for luggage brought into a plane and placed in the overhead rack. And a great many passengers are unhappy. Though it's hard to believe, a number of people on the first Spirit departures to charge the penalty seem not to have heard of the new policy in advance (according to several tabloids that covered the event). "If I had known," said one passenger, "I would have flown on JetBlue." And indeed, the new charge sometimes wipes out the price advantage that Spirit frequently enjoys over other airlines, like JetBlue.

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