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Report: Spirit Begins Charging for Carry-Ons, Customers Find it 'Ridiculous'

August 2, 2010 By: Travel Agent Central Contributor

Following a winded debate, USA Today and other media outelts are reporting that Spirit Airlines has begun carrying out is much-discussed plan to charge customers up to $45 for carry-on luggage on Sunday.

"It's ridiculous for a carry-on," Pat Spadafora, a 65-year-old passenger from Florida, told the Press of Atlantic City (N.J.) on Sunday as she waited to board a Sprit flight Sunday.

Lori Gorzynski, a Spirit passenger flying out of Orlando. Speaking to Channel 13 News of Orlando, Gorzynski also called the fee "ridiculous," adding: "Why pay for carry-on? They already charge you for your flight. You have to pay for your luggage, to get checked and carry-on, it's just another fee process."

And, in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Spirit passenger Nicole Schneider tells WBMF News TV the fee caught her off guard on her Sunday flight.

"Obviously I have to pay it so I paid it, but it will probably hinder my chances of booking with Spirit again," Schneider told the station.

Schneider added the to WBMF that she's likely to book away from Spirit in the future. "Airlines like Delta and American, they don't charge you for a carry-on," she said.

Spirt services the U.S., Caribbean, The Bahamas and Latin America.

For the complete story, including Spirit Airlines’ rebuttal, click here.

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