Spirit Airlines Now Flying From Columbus, Ohio

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With a never-ending case of wanderlust, I’m always planning my next adventure. Booking affordable flights from Columbus, Ohio means I can spend more at the destination and/or take more trips! Flying with a low-cost airline, like Spirit Airlines, can be a great alternative to other commercial airline carriers. While budget airlines have been flying strong in Europe for decades, here in the United States low-cost airlines are a relatively new concept. Continue reading to learn more about Spirit Airlines now flying from Columbus, Ohio and tips for flying with a budget airline.

Spirit Airlines flying from Columbus, Ohio

Spirit Airlines A319 (Photo Courtesy of Spirit Airlines)

Looking for more about Spirit Airlines? Read Flying Tips and Review of Spirit Airlines.

Good news for Central Ohio travelers as Spirit Airlines is now flying from John Glenn Columbus International Airport! Spirit now offers non-stop service to great sunny destinations including; Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Myers, Orlando, Tampa, Las Vegas, Myrtle Beach, New Orleans. Book your next flight from Columbus at www.spirit.com.

Spirit Airlines Flying from Columbus, Ohio

Spirit Airlines Route Map (Photo Courtesy of Spirit Airlines)

How does Spirit Airlines offer low-cost airfare?

Spirit Airlines is an ultra-low-cost carrier offering the lowest total price by unbundling ticket prices. In which, saving you an average of 30% more than other airlines…less money equals more go!  Four main reasons why Spirit is different from commercial airlines:

  • Ultra-low fares:

Spirit is home to the “Bare Fare,” meaning that all ticket prices are fully unbundled. Which means no free bags, no free drinks and no free seat selection. A ticket on Spirit will get you and a personal item to your destination at the lowest possible price.

  • Options:

Spirit wants you to pay for only the options you will use and none that you won’t use. Therefore, if you need to check a bag, select your seat or need in-flight refreshments, you can purchase those options.

  • Fresh planes:

Spirit Airlines has one of the youngest fleets (fuel-efficient which saves you money) flying the friendly skies.

  • Cozy seating:

The seats on Spirit are “plane simple,” meaning more seats are added to their planes to carry more passengers which decreases the price per ticket. Also, be prepared as seats on Spirit do not recline.

Spirit Airlines flying from Columbus, Ohio

Spirit Airlines A320 (Photo Courtesy of Spirit Airlines)

Tips for flying with Spirit Airlines:

Although budget airlines provide cheap airfare, there are a few tips you need to know when flying with Spirit Airlines:

  • Before flying with Spirit, read through “Spirit 101,” an online guide about their “Bare Fare” and how to make the most of your flight.
  • Purchase your checked bag and/or carry-on item when booking your ticket online. Prices vary, but when purchasing the baggage fees when booking your flight, you can save a considerable amount. (For example, your first checked bag might cost $21 when purchased during booking on spirit.com, but the price increases to $50+ at the airport reservation desk).
  • Purchase seat options when booking your ticket online. Seat options range from $1-$175 for seat choices (Spirit assigned seating is free, requested seat assignments range from $1-$50 for regular seats and $12-$175 for Big Front Seats).
  • Check-in online and print your boarding pass prior to arriving at the airport. Spirit charges $10 per boarding pass to print at the airport.
  • Purchase snacks prior to arriving at the airport and grab drinks at an airport kiosk or fill-up a refillable water bottle at a drinking fountain prior to boarding your flight.
  • Travelers are permitted to take one personal item measuring 18”x14”x8” for free onboard.
  • Always read the fine print to see what the fares include, which is true for any airline.

Spirit Airlines flying from Columbus, Ohio

Spirit Airlines A319 (Photo Courtesy of Spirit Airlines)

After reading the above, you might be asking yourself, “is flying with a budget airline, like Spirit Airlines, worth it?” As long as you understand the fares and are fine with the basics, you really won’t notice a difference between flying with a low-cost airline and one of the “big-name” commercial airlines. Understanding how budget airlines work before you travel will make you have a more enjoyable travel experience with Spirit.

Visit www.spirit.com to see where Spirit Airlines flies and to book your “Bare Fare” ticket to a great destination!

Looking for more information on Spirit Airlines? Read Flying Tips and Review of Spirit Airlines and Weekend Getaway Budget Tips. Safe travels!

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This post was sponsored by Spirit Airlines. As always on Ohio Girl Travels, all opinions are my own!  

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