Spirit Airlines

ATLANTA – Bad news travelers: Airlines’ bag fees are on the rise again. This time, they’re targeting carry-on bags. Starting Nov. 6, low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines will charge customers at the boarding gate $100 per carry-on or checked bag. Spirit, which has a knack for generating publicity both positive and…

In a complete 180, Spirit Airlines said it will refund a dying Vietnam veteran’s airfare following threatened boycotts and extensive media coverage. “In my statements regarding Mr. Meekins’ request for a refund, I failed to explain why our policy on refunds makes Spirit Airlines the only affordable choice for so…

ATLANTA — To charge or not to charge? Since the FAA partially shut down on July 23, passengers travelling shouldn’t pay certain federal taxes. However, according to published reports, many airlines simply upped their fares. But Delta Air Lines this week said “it will process tax refunds for customers traveling during the suspension of non-essential…

PRNewsFoto/AirTran Airways ATLANTA – Southwest Airlines said it is buying AirTran Airlines for $1.4 billion. “Both companies have dedicated people with kindred Warrior Spirits, who care about each other, and who care about serving Customers. We will continue to enhance our award-winning Customer experiences and high-quality operations,” Gary Kelly, Southwest…