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Have you been longing to get out of this cold Ohio weather? Florida sounds good, doesn’t it? Oh, yes, Florida was very good! My kids and I got to travel on Spirit Airlines out of the Akron Canton Airport to help promote their newest routes to Florida! If you missed my post about Spirit’s flights to Florida, be sure to go back and read all about their routes.
What’s the Big Deal?
You might be wondering what the big deal is about Spirit. After all, aren’t all airlines pretty much the same? Nope. Spirit’s marketing is all about the bare fare. They appeal to those of us who want to get what we pay for. I’m so not about paying for someone else’s junk to get to its destination, are you? You know that when airlines tell you your bags are free, they really aren’t free. That price is just added to your ticket. The more weight the plane holds the more gas it’s going to use, so you’re paying for that weight no matter how much your stuff weighs.
So what do you get with a ticket?
You get your seat and one personal item. Personal? What’s that mean? It means something like your purse or a small bag. It’s got to be 16″x14″x12″ or smaller. Does your coat count? No. You can wear that. Does a book count? Nope. You can carry that with you too. And if you need to bring luggage with you, make sure you buy it ahead of time. You’ll save a lot of money that way.
Now when I say you get your seat, you’ve got to remember that means a seat. If you want the lowest price, you aren’t going to get to pick your seat number, so you may sit with someone other than your family or friends. You’ll get assigned a seat at check-in. Want to pick it out ahead of time? Check out this handy optional services page from Spirit. You can find more about your bags on that page too.
Why are seats cheaper?
You might be wondering why Spirit’s seats are less expensive. Well, you’re going to get cozy with your neighbors in front of, behind, and beside you. If you’re tall or you like to stretch out, you are going to want to purchase one of the Big Front Seats Spirit offers. If you’re on a short jaunt, you probably won’t mind having less legroom, but if you’re in it for a long haul, I’d go for a roomier seat up front.
What did I think?
I’d fly with Spirit again! Our flight out of CAK was no walk in the park, but no matter what airline you’re on, if you’re in icy Ohio, you might be in for a wait. Unfortunately, the deicing truck’s lines froze up, and it took a bit of finagling with other airlines to get them to allow Spirit to use their deicer. So, we got going 3 hours later than planned. It was a bit cramped for my son waiting that long because he is 6’6″. This is why I recommend the Big Front Seats for tall people! The stewardesses on the first flight were so sweet and helpful, so that helped make the wait tolerable.
Once we got in the air, everything was fine. The flight was smooth and quick, so we got there in about two hours.
We got roomier seats on the flight back thanks to the helpful folks at Spirit. The flight got off without any ice….oh yeah, Florida….why did I come back to Ohio? In no time at all, we were out of the 80 degree weather and back to a balmy 27 degrees.
So if you want to escape this crazy Ohio weather, flying with Spirit to one of their Florida stops is the way to go! It always pays to do your research ahead of time. You’re going to save the most money that way! Less money. More go. It’s the Spirit way!