Romes
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September 17th, 2015 at 11:44:31 AM permalink
As I've flown on Spirit Air a few times I got an e-mail campaign from them that I thought I'd at least share with anyone looking to book some travel for the rest of the year... $24/one way member flights and $34/one way flights for non-members.

http://marketing.spirit.com/traveldeals/air.php?s=2295&e=1&utm_source=experian&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=091715_dualstunt&utm_content=outofoffice_button_c&tp=i-H43-5c-3Qz-3El6dl-1c-5fY3n-1c-3EkH4n-zXOi4

Simply scroll down on the page and select your starting city (if it's available) and enjoy the absurdly cheap flights. The price is with taxes and fee's. They also allow one "personal item" which I've found can be a back pack with 5-6 days worth of clothes/etc =).

The page says that you must book by TOMORROW NIGHT at midnight (11:59pm on Sept 18th).
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September 17th, 2015 at 12:44:10 PM permalink
Quote: Romes

As I've flown on Spirit Air a few times I got an e-mail campaign from them that I thought I'd at least share with anyone looking to book some travel for the rest of the year... $24/one way member flights and $34/one way flights for non-members.

http://marketing.spirit.com/traveldeals/air.php?s=2295&e=1&utm_source=experian&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=091715_dualstunt&utm_content=outofoffice_button_c&tp=i-H43-5c-3Qz-3El6dl-1c-5fY3n-1c-3EkH4n-zXOi4

Simply scroll down on the page and select your starting city (if it's available) and enjoy the absurdly cheap flights. The price is with taxes and fee's. They also allow one "personal item" which I've found can be a back pack with 5-6 days worth of clothes/etc =).

The page says that you must book by TOMORROW NIGHT at midnight (11:59pm on Sept 18th).



Very generous of you to share, Romes. I looked at 8 weeks from now for the Cutting Edge conference, and fares were not less than 140 each way before baggage/seating/etc. FWIW, Delta beats them. So I guess I'm on a not-very-competitive route. But again, I appreciate the chance to look.
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September 17th, 2015 at 12:47:57 PM permalink
I just flew on Spirit to a location last night. Wasn't a full flight either so it was very comfortable.
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September 17th, 2015 at 12:50:23 PM permalink
I flew to San Diego on Spirit Labor Day weekend and it was $25 total each way ($9 + fees). Horrible seats but at that price I don't mind it for short trips.
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September 17th, 2015 at 1:02:12 PM permalink
Quote: Romes

As I've flown on Spirit Air a few times I got an e-mail campaign from them that I thought I'd at least share with anyone looking to book some travel for the rest of the year... $24/one way member flights and $34/one way flights for non-members.

http://marketing.spirit.com/traveldeals/air.php?s=2295&e=1&utm_source=experian&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=091715_dualstunt&utm_content=outofoffice_button_c&tp=i-H43-5c-3Qz-3El6dl-1c-5fY3n-1c-3EkH4n-zXOi4

Simply scroll down on the page and select your starting city (if it's available) and enjoy the absurdly cheap flights. The price is with taxes and fee's. They also allow one "personal item" which I've found can be a back pack with 5-6 days worth of clothes/etc =).

The page says that you must book by TOMORROW NIGHT at midnight (11:59pm on Sept 18th).



There's always a catch :-) As an AC gambler, for 34 bucks, I want to fly away from AC to LV for some 3:2 single bj games. So what's the catch? There's no Las Vegas destination per the list below:


Hey Romes, thanks for your head-up/tip anyway.
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September 17th, 2015 at 1:09:31 PM permalink
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September 17th, 2015 at 1:18:29 PM permalink
I'd pay NOT to fly in sprit it is an absolute joke, just got rated the worst in time percentage and they cancel flights with no notice and there is nothing else to get on. Also just a carry on bag is an extra 25-50 dollars. It worse then shopping at k mart
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September 17th, 2015 at 2:04:52 PM permalink
Frontier is good, although my sample size is small. I flew them R/T to Vegas and the flight in was full, but fine and on time. (The couple next to me ordered 10 drinks between them). The flight back was 1/3 empty and also on time. A man in the front row passed out and they emergency landed in Denver. The flight attendants handled everything very professionally. We had a layover in Denver and then they got a new plane and crew for us. I was impressed by their performance. (For a $42 roundtrip I do not expect much).
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September 17th, 2015 at 3:36:16 PM permalink
We are flying out to vegas in 2 weeks. We are taking our chance on spirit. For 23.10 each way it is a worthwhile risk. The next cheapest right now is 198 each way. For $1100 savings I will risk it.
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September 17th, 2015 at 4:59:21 PM permalink
Quote: GWAE

We are flying out to vegas in 2 weeks. We are taking our chance on spirit. For 23.10 each way it is a worthwhile risk. The next cheapest right now is 198 each way. For $1100 savings I will risk it.



If you are going far prepare for an uncomfortable trip because the seats do not recline unless you pay for the upgrade to the front seats.

Most flights I take I don't take much stuff so I can get away with a backpack for no charge. I don't mind their model at all.
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September 17th, 2015 at 6:13:09 PM permalink
I don't think I have ever reclined a seat so that will be fine.

I live by the motto, expect the worse and you will never be disappointed.
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January 14th, 2016 at 1:36:52 PM permalink
We are flying again on Saturday via Spirit. So far they have been good to us so hopefully it stays the same.

Just received a bonus 1000 miles in email. I assume anyone can claim the miles if you have a spirit account.

http://marketing.spirit.com/jackpot/?tp=i-H43-5c-3tF-3qQISe-1c-5kSKe-1c-3qIzbQ-1HvdYy
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January 14th, 2016 at 1:45:25 PM permalink
It hasn't hit you yet/ but I would. It fly on spirit for free- I use to fly them all the time from Florida to Ac for 10 and 30 dollars- after a cancelled flight left me stranded and then a second one three weeks later I never looked at them again/ also I have never been on a clean spirit plane
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January 14th, 2016 at 2:39:52 PM permalink
Oh I am totally expecting to get screwed at some point but without a $29 flight we couldnt do some of the plans that we have.
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January 14th, 2016 at 4:34:06 PM permalink
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January 15th, 2016 at 4:58:54 AM permalink
I used to fly spirit a fair amount when i lived in lv. By the time I had written them off, taking the discomfort out of the equation, I determined the increased chance of delayed/cancelled flights vs. other airlines just wasn't worth the lower price.
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January 15th, 2016 at 5:36:17 AM permalink
I have been watching flights for a while. Our airport doesn't seem to have very many cancellations. Of course the same flight we are on tomorrow was cancelled on Wednesday
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January 15th, 2016 at 7:58:57 AM permalink
FYI, a storm system is rolling through FL today. The good news is that they say everything should clear out by tonight. The bad news is that yesterday, they said is should have rolled through last night, so things are moving slower than expected.

Here's hoping you have a safe, fun, & trouble-free trip!
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January 15th, 2016 at 8:29:09 AM permalink
Yeah I saw that. Sunday is 90% chance of rain so Disney will be fun. On a positive note, maybe we will be the only ones there and there won't be lines.
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January 15th, 2016 at 8:37:15 AM permalink
Quote: GWAE

Yeah I saw that. Sunday is 90% chance of rain so Disney will be fun. On a positive note, maybe we will be the only ones there and there won't be lines.

While you ARE standing in lines, you'll be under the covered pavilions and out of the rain. Take what you can get.
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January 15th, 2016 at 9:41:48 AM permalink
lol so I guess you are saying there is no chance of no lines even with crappy weather.
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January 15th, 2016 at 10:40:30 AM permalink
Quote: GWAE

Yeah I saw that. Sunday is 90% chance of rain so Disney will be fun. On a positive note, maybe we will be the only ones there and there won't be lines.

As far as crowds go, the rain and the time of year will definitely work in your favor. Unfortunately, the holiday weekend is working against you.

BTW, 2F is correct. The vast majority of the queues will be under cover. It's the staying dry getting from one to the next that is the trick!

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lol so I guess you are saying there is no chance of no lines even with crappy weather.

The crowds have been crazy this past year or two compared to the previous few, but you may get lucky with the weather.
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January 15th, 2016 at 11:53:59 AM permalink
Quote: Joeman

As far as crowds go, the rain and the time of year will definitely work in your favor. Unfortunately, the holiday weekend is working against you.

BTW, 2F is correct. The vast majority of the queues will be under cover. It's the staying dry getting from one to the next that is the trick!

The crowds have been crazy this past year or two compared to the previous few, but you may get lucky with the weather.



My best hope is for outright downpours between 7-10am, people would look for other places to go, then nice weather from 12-close.
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January 15th, 2016 at 12:34:10 PM permalink
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My best hope is for outright downpours between 7-10am, people would look for other places to go, then nice weather from 12-close.

Everyone tries to get to a parking spot by 6:00 AM! They are not going to give up a good spot just 'cause it's pouring rain. BTW, we are talking Florida here. It's flat, there is no drainage for rainwater. Get half an inch of rain and you'll start your Everglades tour early. Your rental car does float doesn't it? Watch for poisonous snakes in that floadwater, and big gators. Prolly want be a problem, your flight out of PA is prolly cancelled already ;-)

And have you seen the latest hurricane forecast?

Have a great vacation!
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January 15th, 2016 at 1:49:00 PM permalink
Boy that weather has turned over the last few days. A week ago it was showing small chance of rain this weekend. Now there are severe thunderstorms Sunday morning. Our flight is scheduled to land at 10am in Tampa and it is showing only 5% chance of rain so I feel confident in the plane possibly getting us there.

2-9am there is a 90-100% chance of storms. I think that is the best possible scenerio. Then the rest of the day is only 10-20%.
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January 15th, 2016 at 2:11:07 PM permalink
You'll have a great time at Disney (at least decent time), they invest big bucks to make sure you do! Of course, they have not figured out how to control the weather, but I think they are working on it over at one the experimental things at Epcot. Told you you should have waited a couple years ;-)

I did check the hurricane forecast for you, all clear for Florida at the moment...
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January 15th, 2016 at 2:30:00 PM permalink
5 years ago we went to ocean city the day a hurricane hit. Kind if a funny story. I got home from work and my wife said she wanted to go on road trip. We decided on ocean city. Got in car and started driving. She booked a room near the beach for the next night for under $50. We get there early AM and park in a lot near the beach. The lot was completely covered with sand and there were trucks hauling sand away. We had breakfast nearby and walked the beach. We saw one of the jet ski rental places and asked to rent one. The looked at me like I had 7 heads. And in the best surfer boy voice, said dude a hurricane was just here. You can't ride jet skis on that surf.

I looked back at him like he had 7 heads and was like wtf you talking about. It is 80 degrees and blue skis. He said it rolled through over night and thus was the beautiful weather that they leave behind. Later that day I went about a quarter mile out into the ocean and almost died because the waves were 20 foot tall and the undertow was crazy. Public service announcement, never swim in the ocean hours after a hurricane.
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February 27th, 2016 at 6:40:19 PM permalink
I just went to Las Vegas for a few days and flew Spirit from Baltimore. It was last minute so flights were really expensive. I managed to get it for about $369 round trip with one bag. This included the fee for joining their club. I've really been disappointed lately looking at flights that are last minute. They really try to screw you. You can walk up to the Amtrak counter 5 minutes before the train comes and pay a reasonable rate.

The flight there was fine. I planned the flight back perfectly. It was flying out at about 9:30am to Chicago. It had a 6 hour layover there. So I was going to sneak out and go visit the Rivers there and then head back. Well I got to the airport and the flight was cancelled because of weather. I look on the news and Chicago is getting like 6 inches. I mean really? The soonest they can fly me out is another 12 hours via LAX. I go to the AA counter and they have a flight leaving in a few hours but it's $150 more than Spirit is offering as a refund. So I go back to the strip for a few hours. I get back at 7pm and the flight is delayed another 3 hours. Then the connecting plane comes and we're waiting another 90 minutes because they can't fuel the plane until paperwork comes. I'm in retail so I'm pretty accomodating but that's a little rediculus. It was the same crew from the flight coming in and then the next two and you could tell they were tired too. I've never really had a bad flying experience before. Granted I only fly once or twice a year.
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February 27th, 2016 at 7:29:36 PM permalink
But in this case I think there extenuating circumstances it's only 6 inches but I am sure that plays havec on flights. Not sure if spirit is responsible for clearing their snow or if it is the airports. If it is the airport in would assume they take care of the big boys first so spirit gets delayed first.
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February 27th, 2016 at 7:31:59 PM permalink
When it comes to weather delays i never blame the airline.
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February 27th, 2016 at 8:25:19 PM permalink
Quote: GWAE

But in this case I think there extenuating circumstances it's only 6 inches but I am sure that plays havec on flights. Not sure if spirit is responsible for clearing their snow or if it is the airports. If it is the airport in would assume they take care of the big boys first so spirit gets delayed first.



The airport clears the snow. The airlines have no control over that. But the "big boys" wouldn't get priority, either. That's illegal from the airport/ATC/gov't of any level to do. The airport will set arrival and departure rates based on conditions like how many runways and taxiways are open and which airways are not blocked by weather, which changes hour to hour. It's likely the airport was never completely closed, but they have to close a runway to plow it, or the taxiway leading to or from it, so that makes a partial closure (it's just easier for the airline in the waiting area to say "the airport is closed for snow" than this longer explanation). When they do that, it lowers the arrival and departure rates for the airport.

What the airlines do control, though, is they swap slots based on connections, number of passengers inconvenienced, other factors. The airlines have representatives in the flow control facility near DC, and they are constantly switching slots among themselves, both of their own roster of flights, or between carriers. When the flow slowed down the arrival rate below the scheduled arrivals at Chicago (probably affected both O'Hare and Midway), everybody got delayed a certain (same) amount; then the swapping would result in some being bumped forward or not delayed at all, at the expense of others.
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