Spirit Airlines has decided to raise its fees for carry-on luggage. These fees will vary from $45 to $100, which is a lot compared to other airlines who offer this service for free. Spirit Airlines stated on their website that the new fees will start November 6 and until that time the carry-on fee would remain at $45.

The Spirit Air spokeswoman commented, “We don't want any of our customers to wait until they get to the boarding gate to pay for their carry-on bags as this delays the boarding process for everyone. We expect that our new $100 fee charged for those who wait until they get to the gate will ensure that customers purchase their bags before arriving at the gate.”

In order for passengers to save money, the website advised them to paying the fees in airport kiosks, which will be $40 for a carry-on. However, once November 6 comes around that fee will increase to $50. The executive of Bestfares.com, Tom Parsons, stated that these fees are unbelievable and a form of ‘skyway robbery’. He continued to say that, “Many people won't realize the fee until they get to the gate.”

In the past few years, airlines have started charging for services that use to be free. For example, non-alcoholic beverages and pet travel were once free of charge. However, now with the sinking economy, airlines are trying to break even by charging ridiculous fees. At the rate these airlines are moving, vacationing will soon be on the bottom of everyone’s list.

To those who wish to travel but are unable to because of ridiculous maintenance fees, contact Transfer Smart today. 



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