In a nod to my hopes of traveling more this year, I came across a promotion from Spirit Airlines which seems sure to get more passengers in the sky. The airline is offering an 80 percent discount on flights booked by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on January 31, 2021. Whatttt? 80% off?! I have not flown Spirit Airlines yet so this may be the opportunity I needed to jumpstart my Spirit travels.
The full details of the promotion:
- Book by 11:59 PM EST on January 31, 2021
- Travel between January 25, 2021 and March 10, 2021.
- Enter 80PCT (all caps/no spaces) in the Promo Code box on the airlines’ homepage.
- Offer valid only on new, non-refundable flight or vacation package bookings made on spirit.com.
- Promotion only valid on $49 fares each way or higher. DOES NOT include lower fares usually found at the airport.
Before I get crazy excited, there is some fine print. The 80% off is only for the flight portion of the itinerary. This means that cars, hotels, or any other add-on DOES NOT get the discount. Additionally, more fine print, the value of the promotion does not apply to the Passenger Usage Charge (up to $22.99 per segment), Regulatory Compliance Charge (up to $7.00 per segment) or the Fuel Charge (up to $12.00 per segment) which are included in the Base Fare. The discount will be applied once these charges are deducted from the combination of Base Fare and Fuel.
Remember, there are also baggage fees for the airline as well. Those fees begin at $35 USD and top out at $150 USD. If you are active duty military, you are in luck, Spirit Airlines waives the bag fees for you. Military members receive two checked bags and a free carry on, in addition to the free personal item. Members only need to present their military ID at the ticket counter. The airline offers refunds, at its ticket counters, for any active duty member who has already purchased bags for an upcoming trip.
There is a lot to digest with this promotion. Spirit Airlines is running a nice promotion, on the surface, but I am hesitant with all of the fine print. I know the airline makes their money on the fees by “nickel and diming” passengers, but these rules seem a bit much or maybe it is my anxiety. Nonetheless, I might have to take advantage of this promotion so I can finally do a Spirit Airlines’ review.
Will you take advantage of this promotion?