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Spirit Airlines embraces its haters with a new mileage contest

Spirit Airlines (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood) has issued this new wrinkle in its “Hug the Haters” program previously announced:

Got Some Hate logo (LRW)

Delays, fees and legroom generate a lot of negative feelings and social media buzz about airlines. Who doesn’t have an epic tale of flying hassles and pain?

Spirit Airlines gets it and is helping everyone get rid of their hate by giving away up to one billion FREE SPIRIT miles to those who feel wronged by an airline.

As part of an effort to help customers learn about its different approach to air travel, Spirit is embracing real hate from travelers.

Starting July 8, Spirit Airlines will be giving miles away until they reach One Billion–that’s a lot of hate the airline’s embracing. With the Hate Thousand Miles Giveaway, travelers on Spirit (or any other airline) can receive 8,000 FREE SPIRIT Miles to use toward an award flight on Spirit when they submit up to 140 characters at HateThousandMiles.com. So go ahead and release the hate. While you are at it, learn how to save big bucks by flying Spirit.

“We want to change the way people think about air travel and educate them about the Spirit way of traveling,” said Ben Baldanza, Spirit’s CEO. “We’re going to Hug The Haters. They can share their frustrations with flying, and in return, we’re going to give them 8,000 FREE SPIRIT Miles*, which gets them very close to an award flight.”

Additionally, customers who don’t have any hate can tell the airline about a good time they had saving on Spirit and get 8,000 FREE SPIRIT Miles, as well.

“We know many customers love us and our approach to air travel,” continued Baldanza. “We’re confident once the haters see how we’re different, and how much money they can save, they’ll learn to love us, as well.”

The Hate Thousand Miles Giveaway kicks-off Spirit’s promise of “Less Money. More Go” Spirit’s total price, including all the charges for optional services, is about 40% lower than other airlines on average.
That lets Spirit customers save more money for the good times when they get there.

Images and Video: Spirit Airlines.

Spirit Airlines: AG Slide Show

Hate Thousand Miles logo

Spirit Airlines to reward its customers who spend the least!

Spirit Airlines (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood) is taking a different approach than Delta Air Lines and other U.S. airlines for its reward program. The ultra low-fare airline issued this statement:

Spirit Airlines will be offering up to 1,000 bonus miles to all FREE SPIRIT® members who book flights for less than $100 each way*. The tiered bonus structure is designed to award the most miles to customers who book the lowest possible fares, and will be available for any flight purchased today through April 15, 2014 (see chart below).

“We see an increasing trend in other airlines switching to an elitist frequent flier reward system that essentially favors customers who have deeper wallets and can spend more money on their flights,” explains Bobby Schroeter, Vice President of Consumer Marketing. “Our FREE SPIRIT® program rewards customers based on their loyalty and we firmly believe that the more money we save our customers, the more loyal they will be.”

One-way Flight Price* Bonus Miles
less than $36 1000
$36 – $65 500
$66 – $99 250

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-232 N605NK (msn 4548) lands in Las Vegas.

Spirit Airlines: AG Slide Show

Air Canada to add Vancouver-Tokyo Haneda service

Air Canada (Montreal) announced it is boosting service to Tokyo by adding a new daily, nonstop flight between Vancouver and Haneda Airport, conveniently located near the Japanese capital. The new route begins on January 29, 2011 and will complement existing daily flights to Narita International airport, meaning Air Canada is doubling daily service between Vancouver and Tokyo as part of its international expansion strategy.

The airline’s new flights to Haneda will be operated onboard 211-seat Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft.

Copyright Photo: TMK Photography. Boeing 767-38E ER C-GBZR “Free Spirit” (msn 25404) is tugged from the gate at Toronto (Pearson).

Air Canada to add Hawaiian service from Calgary


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Air Canada (Montreal) will add seasonal Boeing 767-300 ER service from Calgary to both Honolulu and Kahului (Maui) on December 5.