The ramp-up to Southwest flying internationally from Houston has been a long one with political drama and major construction. But as Southwest gets closer, Spirit has decided to get a head start. It’s launching a slew of international service in May which is bound to give a little heartburn to … Read the post
I had a lot of great feedback on last week’s post about the aircraft registrations of the big four airlines in the US. Now, we’re going to look at most of the rest. Below you’ll find a discussion about the regionals and low cost cost carriers flying around the … Read the post
I’ve railed against Miami International Airport and its absurdly pricey airport projects in the past. All this drunken spending gave Ft Lauderdale a huge boost as the low cost alternative while Miami lost all of its low cost carrier service. But now, Frontier is moving into Miami with flights to … Read the post
For years, Spirit has said that it has hundreds of markets it can serve profitably in the US. With so much room for it and other ultra low cost carriers to expand, it seems pretty strange that Spirit and Frontier seem to be stepping on top of each other. The … Read the post
Usually when I go on vacation, I try to either write a bunch of posts myself or wrangle up some guest posts. This time, that’s not happening. It takes a long time to prep posts, even guest posts, and the week leading up to vacation is stressful enough. So for … Read the post
Allegiant Air now charging $5 for check-in at airport – KPCC 89.3
I was asked to talk about why Allegiant now charged $5 to print a boarding pass at the airport and if others would follow.
Cranky Analysis: Picking Apart Spirit’s Plan of Attack – PlaneBusiness Banter ($$Subscription Required$$)
I dug into Spirit’s performance this time and found that while Spirit does stimulate a market when it enters, it also takes traffic from other airlines in some cases. Subscribers to PBB can read the whole thing.… Read the post
Spirit Is Tired of Travelers Not Knowing How Their Airline Works – Conde Nast Daily Traveler
Spirit is rolling out a marketing campaign to teach people how the airline works. Probably a good idea.
How to Beat Spirit at its Own Game and Minimize Airline Fees – Conde Nast Daily Traveler
Spirit has a great business model where the fares are low and you pay for only what you want. Here’s how to keep those extra fees down further.
Higher Fees Actually Do Mean Lower Fares, At Least For One Airline – Conde Nast Daily Traveler
There is nothing that showers the power of fees like looking at Spirit’s fares over time. It shows how fees are beneficial to at least some people.
I hope you enjoyed the guest posts last week. Our baby is happy and healthy, so it’s time for me to get back to work. Today, I want to talk about the news last week that Spirit would move all service from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway airport to the main Phoenix Sky … Read the post