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Old May 15th, 2006, 04:29 PM
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Would someone explain $9 flight from Fla. to NY?

Someone I know just bought tickets on Spirit from South Florida to NYC for $9. It was on the airline website. Coworkers of mine say this is not unheard of. Would someone please explain just what the heck is going on?
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Old May 15th, 2006, 06:21 PM
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This sort of airfare does happen every now and then. When I was living in Australia there was a $1 fare between Sydney and Melbourne. The only catch was that it was a one way fare and the return portion of the flight was at normal price. I imagine that this is what your friend has bought. Don't forget that the $9 probably has additional taxes and fuel surcharges to. It is a way for an airline to get seats filled up on what might be a new flight or destination? Hope this helps...
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Old May 15th, 2006, 06:50 PM
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And sometimes there are just errors on web sites. I had several friends fly $149 ROUND TRIP to Paris from Honolulu a few years back. The airline announced it was a mistake, but honored the tickets booked.
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Old May 15th, 2006, 09:39 PM
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Thanks for the replies. Just wanted to point out, this was a rountrip fare.
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Oh, then that really WAS a good deal! I was thinking $18 was a little steep.
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Old May 16th, 2006, 01:26 AM
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Spirit is having some sort of anniversary sale (or maybe they are calling it something else). Each day they are offering a fare like this in limited quantities for a very specific itinerary - I got some sort of email about this from them and deleted it - wich I had more details.
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