The Quest for Spirit Wine in a Can: The (Mis)Adventure Begins!

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Tiff begins her journey to find Spirit Airline’s canned wine…


I was definitely off to a typical start this morning. In fear of being late and missing my flight I rushed out of the house. I realized during my drive I forgot a camera, but rationalized it was okay because I had the camera on my phone. Which would have been great… except I also forgot my phone. In typical Tiff-fashion, I brought my charger, but no phone. 😛

sfl-spirit-new-inflight-beverages-20130605-001I also decided because of the construction and the extra time it takes to drive around for remote parking to park in the Express parking lot because I have never done that before and thought it would be faster. The operative word here is “thought”. First I went through the exact opposite side of the toll booths I needed to be on to exit in ¼ of a mile. Then when I got there the uncovered (read: cheaper) parking was under construction so I had to use the covered (read: more expensive) parking. Though I like the idea of the covered parking, I didn’t like that I had no option and wasn’t aware of it until I was already inside. My other option at that point was to park on the opposite side of the airport.

I don’t think parking in Express saved me any time than parking in Remote. Instead of waiting outside for a bus we waited inside until they had enough people (or buses around) to leave. I got dropped off first which made me think that when I get picked up we’ll be going to every terminal pick-up point before we get back to the parking lot.

Since I knew I would be inside an airport all day I dressed rather warmly for Texas in June. There seems to be a correlation between how hot it is outside and how cold the buildings are so I opted for long sleeves and jeans for my flight. In keeping with the “Spirit” of “Heels First” (you see what I did there?) I choose to wear my Texas blingy high-heeled flip-flops.


The shirt I wore is baggy in the lower sleeves which rewarded me with a pat-down when I went through security at DFW.

The shirt in question that merited the extra pat-down.

The shirt in question that merited the extra pat-down.

Once through security I stopped to buy a disposable camera and when I got to the gate I found out we were running about 30 minutes late so I could have taken the few extra minutes at home to make sure I had my phone and/or camera and I still would have made it on time…

This post is part of a series:

This post is part of a series:

1.  The Quest Begins: “Tiff, Do You Like Spirit’s Wine in a Can?” “I Do Not Like Them, Jeanne-I… well, maybe just one.”

2. The Quest for Spirit Wine in a Can: The (Mis)Adventure Begins!

3. Y U NO LIKE SPIRIT AIRLINES?: The Quest for Canned Wine Continues

4. The Saga Ends: Does Tiff Like Spirit’s Wine in a Can?


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Tiff's first big vacation was a Caribbean cruise when she was six. She first started getting interested in deals when her husband showed her the tricks to getting bought off your flights back in the late 90s. She started flying nonrev when they got married; the first unusual nonrev she did was in '05 when her family flew through San Juan to get to Dallas from Philly. They have two boys, ages 11 and 7, who she usually drags along on their travels and hopes they will grow up to love traveling as much as she does.


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