Your Award Ticket May Be Messed Up, Plink is Definitely Messed Up, and So Is Spirit Airlines

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. Thanks for the link to Gary. We all knew Plink was going downhill, but I think the sudden closure surprised a lot of people. I hope no one had a large Plink Point balance still in their account.

  2. i never understood what Plink biz plan actually was… once they ran out of investor money, how did they think they’d make any???
    i was good while it lasted tho, a few hundred $$ Amazon gift cards for me… hehe.

  3. The Spirit online ticketing fee is, of course, perhaps the most absurd airline fee in America. I only fly Spirit out of desperation (perhaps once a year), but it is my dream to buy my tickets at the airport just to stick it to them. Realistically, though, I’ll probably never do it — it’s just too inconvenient in most situations, which is of course what they’re counting on.

  4. Yeah I got “plinked” been trying for weeks to cash out an amazon gift card but they were never available. Now I lost $50.

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