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Spirit Airlines goes yellow, raises bag fees for holiday travel
Spirit Airlines goes yellow, raises bag fees for holiday travel

Ultra low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines is changing its colors — but not its stripes. Following the lead of Southwest and Frontier airlines, Florida-based Spirit announced a new, very yellow livery for its fleet of 35 planes. With less fanfare, the ultra low-fare carrier known for imposing a long menu of passenger fees recently notified passengers that it is raising bag fees by $2 for flights during the upcoming holidays. The higher fees are for flights booked after Aug. 19 for trips between Dec. 18 and Jan. 5. The airline explained on its website that the fee hike is intended to “encourage customers to pack a bit lighter” to make room for more bags during the...

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