Transportation

What?! Spirit Airlines to Charge for Boarding Pass

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

Spirit Airlines broke new ground in price gouging by charging people for carry-on luggage. Now it will charge you for your boarding pass.

The Associated Press reports that if you go to the airport and need to have a ticket agent print out your boarding pass, it will cost you $5. That begins on November 1.

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You can avoid the fee by printing your boarding pass at home or using one of the airport kiosks. But even the kiosks will cost you -- starting June 2012, you will have to pay $1 to use them.

On the other hand, Spirit announced it is lowering fares by $5.

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Spirit is a small airline, operating mostly on the East Coast and the Caribbean.