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jul 23 2008

Down with Spirit's $5 fee! Long live the blogosphere!

Who says that bloggers just talk and never get anything done?

Christopher Elliott noted on July 16 that Spirit Airlines had begun charging a $5 per passenger each way "Web convenience" fee for booking tickets through its website.

The blog Upgrade: Travel Better jumped on the case, deriding the fee. Consumerist followed suit on Monday.

And soon thereafter Spirit dropped the fee from its contract of carriage.

Kudos to all.

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