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Spirit Airlines passengers say they were told to prepare for an emergency water landing in a chaotic flight to Florida

The flight from Jamaica to Florida was forced to return to the airport due to a suspected mechanica…

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These are the best airlines right now, according to The Points Guy

Ultra-low-cost carrier Allegiant had the best reliability, thanks to its low rate of cancellations,…

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I've been flying ultra-low-cost airlines for years and have never been charged extra — these are my 4 tips for avoiding fees

The a-la-carte business model used by carriers like Frontier and Spirit can cost travelers hundreds…

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I used to ultra-low-cost airlines to save money. Their cheap tickets aren't worth the headache anymore.

Mainline carriers offer the best of both worlds with basic economy, and I've found the discounted f…

Taylor Rains   


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United CEO says ultra-low-cost airlines like Frontier are 'going out of business' thanks to poor customer service and a 'flawed' business model

In a candid interview, United Airlines' CEO criticized cheaper competitors like Frontier and Spirit…

Taylor Rains   


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Spirit's CEO says the airline has a plan to become profitable again

Spirit posted an annual net loss of $447 million but CEO Ted Christie says the airline is focused o…

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I usually avoid budget airlines, but an $18 Spirit Airlines flight changed my mind

It seemed to good to be true since other nonstop flights were about 10 times that price — but the c…

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A tiny low-cost airline you may not have heard of is expanding to 10 new cities. We asked its CEO what to expect.

Avelo launched its first plane in 2021 and now the low-cost airline is top ranked for reliability a…

Ana Altchek   


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Spirit Airlines is the latest meme stock amid 131% spike

The trading frenzy in Spirit Airlines first unfolded last week after a court blocked JetBlue's prop…

Matthew Fox   


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You can soon pay to avoid sharing armrests on this airline

Frontier Airlines announced the "UpFront Plus" upgrade this week that will allow customers to pay e…

Erin Snodgrass   


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Spirit Airlines reportedly fired an employee who put a 6-year-old boy traveling alone for Christmas on the wrong flight

The airline accidentally put the child on a plane to Orlando instead of Fort Myers, flying him more…

Beatrice Nolan   


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JetBlue is cutting 20 routes and abandoning 5 cities as it scrambles to slash costs amid its failed Spirit merger see the list

JetBlue, and its customers, is feeling the impact of the airline's failed merger with Spirit and th…

Taylor Rains   


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Airline tickets could get more expensive amid the Boeing 737 Max fallout

Airlines are expected to cut summer flying due to delayed deliveries of the Boeing 737 Max, potenti…

Taylor Rains   


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Spirit Airlines put a 6-year-old on the wrong flight and flew him 160 miles away from his family

Spirit Airlines has apologized after accidentally put an unaccompanied 6-year-old on the wrong flig…

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The Justice Department reportedly opened a criminal investigation into the Alaska Airlines door blowout

The Wall Street Journal reported that Department of Justice investigators had contacted passengers …

Cameron Manley   


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Several of Boeing's candidates for CEO have turned it down, report says

The CEOs of GE Aerospace and Carrier have turned down the top job at Boeing, and insiders want a CE…

Pete Syme   


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The best and worst airlines in the US for 2023, according to the WSJ

JetBlue once again ranked dead last among US airlines, performing the worst in the WSJ's rankings o…

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Airlines cancel more than 1,100 flights as Nor'easter winter storm strikes

American, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit, and United are waiving change fees due to expected dis…

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