I’m flying Spirit Airlines tonight on a transcontinental flight. Let me explain why.
The point is not to provide a detailed review of Sprit Airlines, Ben did that nicely. I don’t care to taste the canned cocktails or overpay for the sugary or salty onboard snacks.
I just want to sleep…and not pay an arm and a leg to do it.
I’m going to Florida and cannot leave until tonight but have a meeting scheduled tomorrow morning.
I could have flown United through Houston or Chicago and perhaps even scored an upgrade, but really wanted to fly direct tonight.
That left two choices: JetBlue or Spirit.
Oh I know, JetBlue has everything going for it. MINT Suites, fast wi-fi, and great food. It definitely was my preferred choice in terms of onboard product.
But it was $999. I’m paying $78 for my ticket plus $75 for an upgrade to a “Big Front Seat” up front, akin to a traditional domestic first class seat. Throw in $25 for a carry-on bag and I still come out far ahead of flying JetBlue. I can survive five hours overnight without wi-fi and gourmet food.
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I’ll report back tomorrow how it went.