Thursday, November 27, 2014
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The column: Giving up on Spirit Airlines

The Spirit Airlines strike did not cause many ripples at PHL, since the airline doesn't fly there, and the local news media didn't pay much attention. But it did affect the many in South Jersey who use Spirit from ACY. The column today is my take on how Spirit treated its customers during the strike, and treats them in general when it comes to straightforward pricing. Unlike some of my columns, which wander around and cover both sides of issues, I made this one more straightfoward: I'm not flying with these characters anymore. Read on here ....

The column: Giving up on Spirit Airlines

The Spirit Airlines strike did not cause many ripples at PHL, since the airline doesn't fly there, and the local news media didn't pay much attention. But it did affect the many in South Jersey who use Spirit from ACY. The column today is my take on how Spirit treated its customers during the strike, and treats them in general when it comes to straightforward pricing. Unlike some of my columns, which wander around and cover both sides of issues, I made this one more straightfoward: I'm not flying with these characters anymore. Read on here ....  

Tom Belden
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Tom Belden has been reporting about Philadelphia International Airport and other air travel subjects for more than 20 years, writing columns for The Inquirer's Travel and Business sections. His reporting (with colleague Craig McCoy) on baggage handling problems in Philadelphia have been credited with helping to improve the system. His previous blog was called Road Warrior. He can reached at tbelden@phillynews.com. Reach Tom at tbelden@phillynews.com.

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