Jake W. writes: My wife and I flew out of Philly to Las Vegas on Spirit and they did not charge us for our bags at the gate. These bags easily fit under the seat, which, to me, is the litmus test for "personal item." However on our flight back to Philly we were stopped by one of the gate supervisors for Spirit who said, "This plane is leaving in 6 minutes so you must pay $200 for both bags or you will not fly on this plane." I paid with a credit card knowing I would dispute the charge. I MAY have flown them again if they didn't charge me this $200, but they are shortsighted. They are going to lose far more in fines and lost business because I'm telling everyone not to fly Spirit ever. I am going to use every channel and means possible to get this $200 back and I am going to file a safety complaint with the DOT.
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