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Spirit, which brought you the 'Bare Fare,' starting L.A.-Oakland service
Spirit, which brought you the 'Bare Fare,' starting L.A.-Oakland service

Love 'em or hate 'em, Spirit Airlines will be jumping into the L.A.-to-the-Bay Area market this fall. The no-frills (or pay-as-you-go frills) airline will start new service in November. Spirit hopes to compete with Southwest, JetBlue, Virgin America and other carriers by operating two daily flights -- one in the morning, one in the evening -- between Los Angeles  (LAX) and Oakland (OAK). The airline calls it the "Bay to Basin" corridor. Bare Fare and Frill Control pricing have been a mainstay of Spirit's "crazy low fares." Fees for items such as more than one small carry-on bag, seat assignments and printing out a boarding pass allow...

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