Spirit Airlines implements carry-on bag fees
Spirit Airlines stated the carrier's new carry-on baggage fees were implemented on 01-Aug-2010, with the carrier commenting: "The check-in process is going well so far. It looks like this is going to speed things up" (Associated Press, 01-Aug-2010). Spirit is charging USD30 at check-in for bags that are too large to fit under the seat, with this increasing to USD45 if paid at the boarding gate. Members of Spirit's special fare club will be charged USD20. Umbrellas, camera bags, strollers and car seats are among the items that will remain free of charge.