Members Only, says Spirit

Tracy Stewart, March 29, 2007
Fares from Washington DC:

    Want to save a little money on your next Spirit Airlines flight? It might cost you. Spirit Airlines now requires those who wish to take advantage of their insanely low (as in 8 cents or $9) fares to join their $9 Fare Club. It's $9 for a three month trial, which will then evolve into an annual $29.95 fee. Though it may strike you as an odd and unSpirit-like maneuver (you know, actually asking customers to pay more than half a penny for something), it could still end up saving you more money than you'll spend to join. This is especially true for those who travel along these routes regularly and those living in Florida, where Spirit is based and where those $9 fares to the Caribbean are most abundant. Sign up for a Free Spirit MasterCard and receive complimentary membership, just so long as you make at least one purchase per month on the card.



    For those who don't feel like forking over the membership fee, don't worry. You can still take advantage of some Spirit sales, like the current Big S sale which is set to expire Friday, March 30, at midnight. This sale is valid for travel on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays between April 17 and May 22, as well as Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays between June 5 and June 13, and also Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays between August 21 and December 12. Some sample fares, each-way based on round-trip purchase, before taxes, include:


    • Detroit to Boston $49 each-way


    • Myrtle Beach to Nassau, Bahamas $99 each-way


    • New York to Ft Lauderdale $79 each-way


    • Atlantic City to Orlando $69 each-way


    • Los Angeles to Detroit $99 each-way


    In most cases, these fares are readily available, but we imagine seats will go fast. Again, this sale ends at midnight on Friday, March 30.
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