I've decided I've already said enough about the US Scare luggage fiasco and only add that they refunded the luggage fees after sending our bags to the wrong airport.
This week, I booked my son on Spirit Airlines. Yes, I vowed never to fly them again and as a family that still holds. But this time, the numbers were compelling and no part of the journey would be through LaGuardia Scare Port.The main terminal is a nightmare.
Wednesday morning - fare from Ft Lauderdale to Orlando - $49 each way. Then add the bag fees, carry on fees and seat reservation fees and it actually made sense to pay 60 bucks to join their $9 fare club. I waited.
Wednesday afternoon - fare going dropped to $39. Fare returning dropped to $11. Eleven dollars to fly. Since my son would only have a backpack, considered a personal item, for a few days at Disney, and he was flying alone to meet friends there he did not need to pre-reserve a seat. His total round trip was 79 bucks with taxes and fees included.
How do they make money on that? The bus cost more. I still say short airlines whenever the charts say to do it.