Baggage Fees to Increase by Spirit Airlines During the Holiday Season

I f you are flying as a passenger on an airplane operated by Spirit Airlines over the holiday season, be prepared to pay more to check a bag.

Two extra dollars will be added to the baggage fees of standard checked bags on flights operated by Spirit Airlines between Thursday, December 18, 2014 through Monday, January 5, 2015, as shown in the chart below:

Click on the chart above to see a larger view. Chart courtesy of Spirit Airlines.

Click on the chart above to see a larger view. Chart courtesy of Spirit Airlines.

Airlines typically charge higher airfares during the holiday season; so Spirit Airlines is attempting a similar approach by increasing the fees rather than the airfares.

This initially seems somewhat sneaky in my opinion in terms of transparency; but as long as the fees are clearly disclosed during the booking process, at least you will not be completely surprised.

Fortunately, the fee increase is only temporary — but demand this year may determine as to whether or not this fee increase will return next year…

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