The King of Nickel & Diming, Spirit Airlines, has now found another way to get more money from you. Charging you $70 in baggage fees for one carry on bag, and up to $199 for pre-selecting the seats you want to sit in, just wasn’t cutting it anymore.
Spirit decided that sleeping on their planes is not a right, and that all passengers are not entitled to sleeping unless they pay for it. “Through analysis and conversations with top leadership, we thought that our passengers were taking too much advantage of our cheap coach-only non-reclining seats,” says the VP of Sales John Rancic. “If they can figure out a way to sleep on these piece of shit seats, we will charge them for it”.
The new pricing model looks like this:
|Power Nap ( <30 Mins)||$85 Per Nap|
|Normal Nap ( 31 Mins to 60 Mins )||$55 Per Nap|
|Sleep ( >61 Mins)||$65 Per Sleep|
|Unlimited Nap / Sleep Combo||$120 one-time fee|
We reached out to Spirit to understand why a Power Nap was more expensive than actual sleep and they responded back with something along the lines that they were a results oriented organization and that Power Naps actually return a better ROI than sleep for their consumers.
As for fraud detection, they have also partnered with TSA to disallow any sunglasses that may make it harder to determine if people are actually asleep or not.