Spirit Airlines Turbulence Like A Theme Park Ride During Bad Weather [Roundup]

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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 InsideFlyer.com, 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. @ Gary — Keep the bad press coming for Spirit! It keeps the fares down, while they fly the YOUNGEST fleet on all US mainline carriers. They are the best value by far and away of all US airlines (just always book a backup plan using another airline’s refundable miles…).

  2. @ Gary — Regarding status matches, AA fails miserably at this. There is really no reason to give any cash to AA if you are lifetime Plat (isn’t veryone?) and have a decent bank of miles. DL isnt much better. UA is significantly better since you get your lifetime status fior two people registered at your address as long as you live.

    AS is leaps and bounds ahead of the competition. Too bad AS didn’t implement their changes 20 years ago. Then, we might have been able to achive 1 MM or 2 MM on AS and still have a significant lifetime remaining. Now, it’s probably too late, as it would take us about 18 years just to reach 1 MM.

  3. @Gary – I sure hope that AA reads this regarding lifetime status . They are wayyyyyy behind and provide ZERO incentive to remain loyal . Topping out at Lifetime Platinum is ages behind the competition- made sense before Plat Pro but now is basically worthless . It seems AA has dug in on this issue and doesn’t even consider a lifetime program “upgrade” .

  4. The new DL club seems so small for JFK. 14,000 feet when the United Club in EWR terminal C is 30,000 square feet and the one in terminal A is 15,000 square feet, both in addition to another huge club opening there soon, and the Polaris Lounge.

  5. Frontier airlines is the worst airlines for customer service, boarding check in is terrible regarding personal bag.

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