Spirit Airline Says It Will Charge $5 For The Piece Of
Just when it seemed that the airline's fee structure could not
get more Byzantine, Spirit Airlines may have topped them all by
charging a five dollar fee when a passenger asks an agent to print
a boarding pass.
Passengers who check in online and print their own boarding pass
will not be charged for the piece of paper. CNN reports that at the
moment, there is still no fee for using the self check-in kiosk at
Spirit ticket counters.
Spirit says it has also reduced nonstop flight fares by five
dollars in response to its customer's preferences. They say that in
a survey, passengers indicated they would rather print their
own boarding pass and save $5 than have a ticket agent print it for
Spirit is the first U.S. airline to begin charging for printing
boarding passes. They follow the example of Irish low-cost carrier
Ryanair, which reportedly charges an even steeper fee for