Do you fly Spirit Airlines from Myrtle Beach? Prepare to pay more
Spirit Airlines, which draws some Charleston travelers with its cheap flights from Myrtle Beach, is raising its myriad luggage fees.
The biggest hike is for carry-ons. The discount carrier plans to charge $100 in some cases for stowing a bag in an overhead bin.
The Miramar, Fla.-based airline currently charges $45 for carry-on luggage. As of Nov. 6, passengers who wait to pay the fee at the boarding gate will fork over $100. Any bag that needs to fit in the overhead bin is considered a carry-on. A small bag that fits under a seat is free.
Other fees are going up as well at Spirit. The price for a carry-on paid for at an airport kiosk will increase to $50 from $40. Larger pieces of luggage checked at the airport will cost between $8 and $10 more, while the fee for bags checked online will rise by between $2 and $5. Spirit also will increase a handful of other fees by between $2 and $10. Spirit is one of two airlines that charge for carry-ons. Allegiant Air is the other. In the first quarter, Spiritís average revenue from fees per passenger on a round-trip flight topped $100 for the first time.