I was so excited yesterday; I discovered a flight that was going to save our family $2000! I couldn’t understand why it hadn’t come up before on any of the searches I had done. I went to the website – Spirit Airlines – all looked legit. It was an American airline, not a third-world operation or anything, so in my head I thought, “OK, this is fantastic – we will be able to do so much more now that we are saving so much on flights!”.
At some point that afternoon, I remembered the old adage, “If it’s too good to be true, it probably is,” so I decided to look online to see if anyone else had flown with Spirit Airlines. And they had. Some of the most articulate and disgusted people in the world have evidently flown with Spirit, and they really like to rant about it.
After my initial disappointment at the realization that yes, it was actually too good to be true, and no, we would not be saving $2000 or doing any extra stuff, I continued to read the reviews purely for entertainment purposes. Here are a few sample quotes:
The minute you have to start dealing with the people at Spirit, you are toast!
Spirit couldn’t pay me to fly with them.
This is not an airline; it is a stale, worm-infested sardine can with wings.
You’re better off swimming or jogging to where you need to go.
I’d rather chew my arm off than fly Spirit again. F you Spirit. F you hard.
Never. Never. Never again.
One star since we did actually arrive at our destination without a death.
NO NO no no no no NO DON’T DO IT!
One of my main goals in life is to put Spirit Airlines out of business.
The ultimate worst.
So, there you have it. I guess we won’t be getting “Spirited” away any time soon!