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Save money when booking Spirit Airlines

This is not an endorsement of the airline or an advertisement, just something a few readers told me about and I thought it was interesting to share.

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you wish to book air travel? You want it to be cheap and convenient to book right? Where do you check the ticket prices? Online ofcourse!

But what if I told you, you could potentially save money if you purchased the ticket at the counter if you go to the airport (provided you actually live near one). Take this article with a grain of salt as I don’t have much experience flying Spirit and I booked my tickets online. Additionally, the amount of time you spend versus the money you save may not be worth it in some cases.

So how much can one save?

Well, if you look at the attached screenshot below you will notice a “Passenger Usage Charge” which you do not pay when you purchase a ticket at the counter.

Whats the best time to go?

Ideally a few weeks before you travel ofcourse. If the online listed price is $95 off-peak for example, then you could save upto $30 (example, not exact math). But knowing the notoriously long lines at Spirit counters and the time you spend going to the airport, it may not always be worth it – unless ofcourse the ticket prices are really high.

Don’t forget Spirit is a cheap airline and you have to pay for everything – even water – but it gets you from point A to point B and that’s it’s sole objective.

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