"Sometimes we make mistakes. In my statements regarding Mr. Meekins’ request for a refund, I failed to explain why our policy on refunds makes Spirit Airlines the only affordable choice for so many travelers, and I did not demonstrate the respect or the compassion that I should have, given his medical condition and his service to our country.
“Therefore I have decided to personally refund Mr. Meekins’ airfare, and Spirit Airlines will make a $5,000 contribution, in his name, to the charity of his choice, Wounded Warriors."
We at SpiritAirlinesFacts applaud every donation made to the Wounded Warriors, as well as applauding the refund of $197 to a dying U.S. Marine. It's just a shame it took such an outpouring of outrage to get Spirit Airlines to do the right thing. It is our hope that all eyes will be on this organization in the future.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/05/04/spirit-caves-airline-boss-refunds-dying-vet-fare/#ixzz1twCQ9jci