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April 22, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, STAFF WRITER
Spirit Airlines has resumed summer seasonal flights from Atlantic City International Airport to Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, and Detroit. The daily nonstop flights began last week and will operate until the fall. Spirit, which flies from Philadelphia to seven cities, will add daily nonstop routes from Philadelphia to Detroit and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., starting April 29. The Miramar, Fla.-based carrier, which offers lower base airfares but charges passengers extra for virtually everything including a carry-on bag, began a nonstop daily flight from Philadelphia to Los Angeles International Airport on April 14. Spirit also started a new flight last week between Philadelphia and Minneapolis-St.
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November 15, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Spirit Airlines, which now flies from Philadelphia to five cities, will add a new daily nonstop route to Los Angeles from Philadelphia International Airport, starting April 14. The Miramar, Fla.,-based carrier, which offers lower base fares but charges extra for everything, including a carry-on bag and advance seat assignment, said the new service from Philadelphia and six other cities demonstrate the airline's "commitment to low fares in the...
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February 20, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Frontier Airlines, which has been aggressively expanding, announced new daily nonstop flights Wednesday from Philadelphia International Airport to Houston and Minneapolis, beginning April 30. Introductory one-way fares of $59 to Houston and $49 to Minneapolis will be available through 11:59 p.m. Saturday at www.flyfrontier.com for travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays from April 30 to June 10. Seats will be limited at these fares. The service will be seasonal until the fall.
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March 4, 2011
Spirit Airlines began daily nonstop service Friday between Atlantic City and Chicago O'Hare International Airport. The Chicago flight leaves at 3:15 p.m. from Atlantic City International Airport. The flight departs Chicago at 5:05 p.m., arriving in Atlantic City at 7:55 p.m. The Chicago service will be five days a week, and then daily after April 1. Beginning in April, the Atlantic City flight will continue from Chicago to Los Angeles. Spirit will offer connecting service in Chicago to Las Vegas.
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February 19, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Spirit Airlines will begin flying from Atlanta to Philadelphia International Airport on June 18. Spirit announced flights from Atlanta to nine cities Tuesday. The airline boasts "ultra low" fares, but does not publicize introductory fares, said airline spokesman Paul Berry. Based in Miramar, Fla., Spirit currently flies from Philadelphia to Dallas-Fort Worth and Las Vegas year- around, and to Chicago and Myrtle Beach, S.C. between April and November. Spirit flies from Atlantic City International Airport to 10 cities, including year-around to Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, Ft. Myers, Tampa, Fla., and Myrtle Beach.
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July 18, 2012 | By Catherine Lucey and Daily News Staff Writer
PHILLY'S airport is flying high.   City officials yesterday announced that Spirit Airlines, a budget carrier, will soon offer flights from Philadelphia International Airport to Dallas/Fort Worth. Spirit is the third new airline to add Philly routes in the past six months, following similar announcements from Virgin America and Alaska Airlines. "We have not had new airlines in eight years and now we have three," said Deputy Mayor for Transportation and Utilities Rina Cutler.
BUSINESS
July 18, 2012 | By Paul Nussbaum and INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Spirit Airlines, the low-cost carrier known for its cheap fares and its add-on charges, will start regular service between Philadelphia and Dallas-Fort Worth next year. The flights will begin with four days a week in April and increase to daily service in June, Spirit spokeswoman Misty Pinson said Monday. Spirit currently is the only scheduled airline flying out of Atlantic City International Airport, but Atlantic City officials said they did not expect the new Philadelphia competition to affect the casino city.
BUSINESS
April 5, 2013 | By Linda Loyd, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It was supposed to be a festive celebration at Philadelphia International Airport's Terminal A East Thursday, with greetings from Mayor Nutter, an Elvis impersonator, and cowboy hats for everyone as Spirit Airlines began nonstop service to Dallas-Fort Worth. It didn't quite turn out that way, though, because of Federal Aviation Administration paperwork. Chalk it up to the federal budget sequester? Spirit, known for its low fares and add-on fees for such things as carry-on baggage, has been around for 25 years, and it has inaugurated service at dozens of airports.
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July 23, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, STAFF WRITER
Spirit Airlines said Thursday that it will begin daily nonstop flights from Philadelphia to Orlando, beginning Oct. 7. Spirit now flies nonstop from Philadelphia International Airport to eight cities: Dallas-Fort Worth, Atlanta, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Myrtle Beach, S.C. "Spirit's new non-stop service to Orlando will provide a travel option that our budget-conscious travelers will appreciate," said...
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April 22, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, STAFF WRITER
Spirit Airlines has resumed summer seasonal flights from Atlantic City International Airport to Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, and Detroit. The daily nonstop flights began last week and will operate until the fall. Spirit, which flies from Philadelphia to seven cities, will add daily nonstop routes from Philadelphia to Detroit and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., starting April 29. The Miramar, Fla.-based carrier, which offers lower base airfares but charges passengers extra for virtually everything including a carry-on bag, began a nonstop daily flight from Philadelphia to Los Angeles International Airport on April 14. Spirit also started a new flight last week between Philadelphia and Minneapolis-St.
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April 11, 2016 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Staff Writer
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. - The calling card of Atlantic City International Airport long has been convenience. Compared with larger airports in the greater metropolitan area - including Philadelphia International and Newark Liberty International - passengers at ACY could expect easy travel to and from the airport, relatively inexpensive parking, and fairly quick security screenings. But cutbacks that began in March in Transportation Security Administration personnel at the facility have limited the hours that security checkpoints are manned - now until only 8 p.m. daily.
BUSINESS
February 20, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, Staff Writer
Airline passengers' complaints to the federal government were up 29.8 percent last year compared with 2014 levels, according to the U.S. Transportation Department's Air Travel Consumer Report, released Thursday. During 2015, the department received 20,170 consumer complaints, up from 15,539 the year before. The bulk of the complaints, 6,433, were about flight cancellations, delays, and misconnections, while 3,133 were baggage problems, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics said.
BUSINESS
January 22, 2016
In the Region As snow looms, air fees cut Ahead of the winter storm expected here beginning Friday, airlines announced that they will waive ticket change fees and fare differences for customers who want to postpone travel. American Airlines , which operates 76 percent of flights at Philadelphia International Airport, said passengers flying between Jan. 21 and Jan. 24 can change their tickets, and delay travel as late as Jan. 27 at airports from New Hampshire south to North Carolina and Tennessee.
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January 22, 2016 | By Linda Loyd, STAFF WRITER
Ahead of the winter storm expected here beginning Friday, airlines announced they will waive ticket change fees and fare differences for customers who want to postpone travel. American Airlines, which operates 76 percent of flights at Philadelphia International Airport, said passengers flying between Jan. 21 and Jan. 24 can change their tickets, and delay travel as late as Jan. 27 at airports from New Hampshire south to North Carolina and Tennessee. Delta and United airlines will waive change fees for passengers traveling Jan. 22-24.
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December 19, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, STAFF WRITER
Spirit Airlines announced Thursday it will begin a nonstop flight next spring to Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, from Philadelphia International Airport. The daily flight will be seasonal, from April 14 through Nov. 9. Spirit now flies to five U.S. cities from Philadelphia, and in April will add nonstop routes to Los Angeles, Detroit, and Fort Lauderdale from here. The Florida-based airline touts itself as an "ultra low fare carrier" but charges extra for virtually everything including a carry-on bag. It has expanded in Philadelphia since 2013.
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December 11, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Spirit Airlines, which now flies from Philadelphia to five cities, will add daily nonstop flights to Detroit and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., starting April 29. The Miramar, Fla.-based carrier, which offers lower base airfares but charges passengers extra for virtually everything including a carry-on bag, announced last month it will begin a nonstop daily flight from Philadelphia to Los Angeles International Airport, beginning April 14. "Our customers...
BUSINESS
November 17, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
During the holidays, planes are packed, flights are prone to weather delays, and the price of tickets to get to Grandmother's for turkey and all the trimmings is higher. Now, two airlines, Spirit and Frontier, are planning higher baggage fees for flights this holiday season, as well as at other peak travel times, such as spring break and summer vacation. Spirit, which flies nonstop to five cities from Philadelphia, will for the second year add a $2 seasonal surcharge for checked luggage.
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November 15, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Spirit Airlines, which now flies from Philadelphia to five cities, will add a new daily nonstop route to Los Angeles from Philadelphia International Airport, starting April 14. The Miramar, Fla.,-based carrier, which offers lower base fares but charges extra for everything, including a carry-on bag and advance seat assignment, said the new service from Philadelphia and six other cities demonstrate the airline's "commitment to low fares in the...
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