In light of the news that American Airlines will now be charging a minimum of $15 per checked bag on all flights, I was intrigued by a press release from Spirit Airlines. They are inaugurating service between Fort Lauderdale and Columbia, S.C. â€” and since everyone in my family but me lives in South Carolina, it caused me to notice. The introductory fare for these trips? Nine bucks. That’s 90 dimes; 36 quarters. That’s it.
So I wonder: When I visit my parents, if I come from South Florida, can I fly myself on American and have Spirit take my bags so I can save money?