Spirit Airlines Serves Wine in Cans

Posted By on Jun 9, 2013 | 3 comments


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Okay, I get it that Spirit Airlines is an Ultra Low Cost Carrier.” And that the airline “provides value in travel by not forcing customers to pay for services they don’t want or need.”

Spirit Airlines is now serving wine in cans.

Spirit Airlines is now serving wine in cans.

But have they gone too far by now offering wine in cans (at $7 per) to passengers who wish to indulge during a no-frills flight?

I have always thought it outrageous that Spirit charges $3 for water. Is that really a service passengers “don’t want or need?” What if someone needs to take a pill during the flight? Is it legal to deny a drink of water?

And let’s not even talk about the $100 fee for carry-on bags if passengers forget to pay (a lesser fee) in advance.

I understand that Spirit provides a real service for passengers who just can’t afford to fly on other carriers, but some of the line’s cost-cutting measures seem downright draconian. (Reminds of the time when Europe’s low-cost carrier, Ryanair, proposed charging passengers a fee to use the toilet.)

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