Monday, April 12, 2010

What Sucks...Spirit Airlines


You would think the executives of major airlines would be hard pressed to find ways of making air travel suck more.

You would think that between canceling flights when they’re not filled to capacity without regard for the chaos it causes customers, along with making seats so goddamn small that between the person in front of you reclining, and the person to your left trying to get the arm rest, you’re in the worst three-way ever, they would be absol-fucking-lutely stumped as to how to make traveling by air suckier.

But we are talking about some of the most creative suck minds in the world. People who have no problem making you sit in a plane, on a runway for as long as ten hours without taking off. People who decide to charge you a fee for the bags your checking, claiming that they must do it due to high gas prices, but when those gas prices go down- the fees remain. People who try and charge you 5 bucks for shitty headphones to watch their shitty movies, and then when you try and use your own headphones, they set up their headphone jack to be all screwed up so that your functioning headphone only gets sound out of one side- and their inferior headphone works better.

That’s pretty F’d up if you were able to follow that- they make a shittier product work better than a better product to screw you out of 5 bucks.

But sometimes you just have to marvel that a plane can even take off when the people who are running it have such incredibly giant, heavy balls as Spirit Airlines do. Their motto must be- we have to fly, because with balls this big, we can’t walk.

Spirit announced the other day that they will now be charging for carry on luggage. CARRY ON LUGGAGE! So now, you can’t check a bag without a fee and you can’t carry on a bag without a fee. These assholes basically want you to travel very light- what’s next, making us empty our pockets before we board? The worst part of it is the spin- how they claim their trying to make everyone take less items on the plane to prevent delays. Hey assholes, you can’t prevent delays by padding your schedules- you're gonna prevent them by charging me to take on my laptop? The only reason someone is bringing a goddamn roller on board as a carry on, is that when they check it not only does it cost them an extra 20-25 dollars, they have to wait an extra 40 minutes for you douche-knuckles to get it off the plane and onto the baggage claim. You travel 3000 miles in 5 hours, and then it takes you clowns 45 minutes to bring the bags the final 100 yards.

Why are these assholes always charging extra fees for everything? Don’t tell me that its hard for them to make a profit! Their product is taking people up in a flying machine and moving them great distances in a very short period of time. Sometimes they show movies while doing it. How is it hard to make that an attractive consumer product?!
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18 comments:

Anonymous said...

F you Spirit Air!

Anonymous said...

Amen brother... Amen,,,

Ben said...

Spirit Airlines Sucks BALLS! NO STANDBY OFFERED EITHER. I would have had to buy a new ticket at the same prices because they filled my flight due to a later cancellation. THEY ARE ASSHOLES!

Anonymous said...

Happening Right Now!

Spirit Air Los Angeles to New York Laguardia.

Los Angeles to Detroit scheduled departure: 11 p.m. Actual Departure: 2:30 a.m.

Actual arrival at Detroit: 9:30 a.m. Actual connecting flight departure: 9:15 a.m.

Stuck in Detroit and Spirit will not provide transportation to any New York metropolitan area airport.

Anonymous said...

I agree Spirit sucks !

Montego Bay Jamaica scheduled to depart 2:30 PM Actual time 4:10
Missed our connection in Florida and had to pay Delta $ 300.00 for next availabel flight. Sent an e mail to Spirit three times and NO reply and they don't answer their phone. NEVER again but they really don't care.

Anonymous said...

They are outright theives! NO warning whatsoever of their baggage fees when I booked, get to the airport and have to pay $50 for my checked luggage, leaving me $0 in my account to even buy food at my connecting flight. Besides being horribly cheap, what's with not even offering some WATER to your parched starving customers on the flight? NEVER again...

Laura said...

My recent Spirit experience went beyond sucks. We booked through Orbitz for Orlando, and they couldn't find us in their itinerary. When they finally did, they informed us that the flight was overbooked, and we did not have a seat. So they kept looking for people to give up their seats. No takers. We ended up getting bumped to another airline after two and a half hours. I was ok with it, but really frustrated at their lack of concern. They did offer us some free tickets for future travel. Same thing coming back, although somehow they managed to get us on the plane. Just last night I called to book our free seats, and the man on the other end tells me that we were a no show at the airport and no we absolutely did not get free tickets. I started reading from the voucher I had. His response, rather than apologize for the uber snarkiness was to tell me that I had to go to the airport in person to find out what happened. Seriously? So tonight I'll be hoofing it to the airport to straighten this out with my six year old in tow. Did I mention that Spirit Sucks?

Anonymous said...

The seats were so close together that the tall man in front of me who kept blocking my reading light actually scratched his head and dandruff fell onto my legs. EWWWWWW!!!!! Spirit is awful!

Juan M. said...

They are the worst airline I have ever flown. Delays at their counter causing me to miss my flight. . . check, lost baggage . . . check, 5 hour delayed return flight . . . check. Dirty planes, rude customer service, and lacking terminals . . . check, check, check. NEVER AGAIN!!!!

Jake said...

I agree. Spirit Air sucks! There is absolutely no customer service and the bag fees are outrageous. Dont be fooled by their low fare prices. This is a budget airline that rips people off. They give you nothing and make you pay for everything. Shame on Spirit. They should change their name to "We Have No Spirit Airlines". Stay Away and hopefully they will go away.

Anonymous said...

FYI: Spirit Airlines still sucks

Anonymous said...

SPIRIT STOLED MY MILES WITHOUT NO NOTIFICATION , TEHY SENT MANY ADDS AND PROMOTION BUT NO ALERT FOR MILES EXPIRATIONS BE CAREFUL WITH THIS MALINTENTIONED PEOPLE

sadly factual said...

I fly for a living. Until today, I had never flown Spirit. This airline sucks by every measure you could imagine: cramped seats, charges to select your seat in advance, charge for water and snacks on the plane, charges if you don't print out your boarding pass, charges for carry-on luggage, extra charges if you don't purchase your baggage online not to mention $115 cancellation fees which is pretty galling on a $59 ticket- I could go on but you get the idea: DON'T FLY SPIRIT AIRLINES!

Assh0les!

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU FOR POSTING THIS!!! Spirit Airlines is a company owned and operated by people with personality disorders. I think there employee motto is "you pretend to pay us... we pretend to care". Honest to God, you could be smoking meth for 3 years straight... shower, put on clean clothes and get a job at Spirit Airlines. You would be employee of the month. Your unique blend of arrogance, incompetence and entitlement is breath taking.

Kacie Olsen said...

I'm about to board spirit airlines... you all are scaring me lol. My experience so far is that I bought a ticket then shortly after the same tickets were almost 60 dollars cheaper.. if not more! Had to call twice to get the deal down to match the cheaper price. They told me we had 4 hours to price march.. I go to check the terms and policies and I find out I have 24 hours! Bad start but we will see how this flight will go.

Kacie Olsen said...

I'm about to board spirit airlines... you all are scaring me lol. My experience so far is that I bought a ticket then shortly after the same tickets were almost 60 dollars cheaper.. if not more! Had to call twice to get the deal down to match the cheaper price. They told me we had 4 hours to price march.. I go to check the terms and policies and I find out I have 24 hours! Bad start but we will see how this flight will go.

Unknown said...

Round trip, New Orleans to Detroit and then back. Had to pay an additional $400.00 (50 per bag) on top of the $200+ each tickets. So twelve hundred to fly a family of four... Absolutely friggin ridiculous! Not to mention, I tried joining their "Spirit" club. It was supposed to save money on the baggage fees. They charged me another $70 and it wouldn't even let me apply it to my trip. So don't be fooled by their low ticket quotes. It's a scam!!! Go with ANY other airline, it's cheaper.

Unknown said...

Round trip, New Orleans to Detroit and then back. Had to pay an additional $400.00 (50 per bag) on top of the $200+ each tickets. So twelve hundred to fly a family of four... Absolutely friggin ridiculous! Not to mention, I tried joining their "Spirit" club. It was supposed to save money on the baggage fees. They charged me another $70 and it wouldn't even let me apply it to my trip. So don't be fooled by their low ticket quotes. It's a scam!!! Go with ANY other airline, it's cheaper.