Ultra low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines has announced it will begin new non-stop service out of Dallas/Fort Worth to Detroit, Portland, Oregon, and San Diego, as well as non-stop flights to Toluca/Mexico City, an airport 40 miles west of the Mexican capital.
Sale on New Routes Starts at $38 One-Way
As is customary, the Florida-based airline is promoted the new routes with an airfare sale, with seats priced as low as $38 each-way for U.S. destinations and $66 each-way for Mexico. It should be noted, however, that Spirit has a wide range of what it calls its optional fees, including a charge for all bags including carry-ons.
New Spirit Flights: Where and When
All service on the new routes begins today, June 21 with daily non-stops as follows (and note that some of the departures are for late night/overnight flights):
- DFW – Toluca/Mexico: Departs Dallas 11:20 p.m.; departs Toluca 3:20 a.m.
- DFW – Detroit: Departs Dallas 4 p.m.; departs Detroit 8:30 p.m.
- DFW – Portland: Departs Dallas 11 p.m.; departs Portland 12:40 a.m.
- DFW – San Diego: Departs Dallas 2:45 p.m.; departs San Diego 4:25 p.m.
Spirit and $9 Airfares
On its website, Spirit points out that its new sale fares are much lower when stripped of taxes and fees, and the carrier was long famous for its $9 fares. Earlier this year, though, The Department of Transportation ruled that all airlines must show the total ticket price in all advertising, including taxes and fees.