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How to Make the Most of Spirit’s 99% Off Sale

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For many, even a 99% off sale is not enough to make you want to fly Spirit Airlines (just like Frontier’s $1 fare sale). One, because it’s Spirit Airlines. Two, because after you get done paying all the fees, it won’t be a bargain.

But, if you follow Tiff’s tips, you can avoid unexpected fees and lock in the savings!

The 99% Off Flights Sale

Here are the key things to note:

  • Must be booked online by midnight tonight (September 22) not valid for tickets purchased at an airport.
  • Travel must be on a Tuesday or Wednesday.
  • Valid travel dates are September 29-November 11 and December 2-16.
  • The 99% discount is only on the base fare, you’ll still have to pay taxes, security, DOT and other fees.
  • Certain routes are excluded, so check before trying to price out your itinerary.

To book, use code 99PCT.

MinimizingĀ Additional Spirit Airline Fees

I recommend reading Tiff’s Everything You Need to Know About Spirit Airlines guide to fully understand what the experience will be like, but here are the highlights:

  • Spirit charges for carryon bags, but you are allowed one personal item for free. That item must be smaller than 16 inches by 14 inches by 12 inches. So to get the most space out of your free personal item on Spirit, use a backpack or duffel bag without wheels or handle and put your purse or laptop bag inside.
  • Checked bags are cheaper than carryon, so plan to check. And the price goes up the closer you get to your flight, so pay for your checked bag online at least 24 hours in advance.
  • You have to pay for assigned seats. You might be assigned seats in advance without paying, but *if* it happens, you’ll probably be in the back of the flight.
  • Print your boarding passes at home, Spirit charges you to print them at the airport counter.

And if you really want to learn how to fly Spirit like an expert, you can check out all Tiff’s articles:

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4 Comments

  1. Scott C

    September 22, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    There are actually some very good rates here. if I check 1 bag I can get RT ATL to SJO for $186. for ATL to STT check 1 bag $152. Not bad.

  2. Tay

    November 25, 2015 at 5:03 am

    help!!! your code was working up until 10 pm tonight. central standard time šŸ™
    now it’s not. however, i could chance a dec. 4 flight when it opens back up on dec. 2, but i would rather not.
    DO YOU KNOW OF any other promotion codes?? I missed out šŸ™

  3. Bets

    February 5, 2016 at 5:45 am

    5 people flying to Houston from Chicago and Spirit cancelled flight due to maintenance. We paid $2000 to fly Southwest instead. Spirit supv said the best they could do was to put us on the plane the next day. They do not have a reciprocity with other airlines according to the numerous people I spoke with as well as emails I received in response to my complaints against them. They offered us $50 in compensation and when we tried to use the vouchers, they were worth $26. Spirit said they had to tax the voucher. I flew them all the time, but this trip cost my loyalty and a lot of $.

  4. Rozlyn Walls

    February 21, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    Wow, im happy to read this. In my opinion, spirit is good for short trips. Im trying to get to houston, in less than 2weeks, short trip. Any suggestions, on getting a really cheap ticket, sorry for your loss.

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