A $40 Round Trip Flight from Tampa on Spirit Airlines: Would I Do It Again?
This past weekend, I had to do some work down in Miami. Normally, I just hop in the car and do the long, boring, monotonous drive south on I-75 and then try to spot gators on Alligator Alley during that last hour. BTW, I never have. And I’ve done the Alligator Alley drive dozens of times. It’s been an ongoing thing since moving to Florida. I’ve only ONCE seen an alligator anywhere in Florida – except in places you would expect to see them like at Busch Gardens or on an airboat tour. I’m convinced alligators are afraid of me. But I digress.
Flying has always been an option, but I never really saw much sense in it. You’d have to get to Tampa International Airport an hour early. The flight would take an hour. Then it’s another hour or so to get where you’re going once you land in South Florida. So you really don’t save time. But the $40 roundtrip ticket was so cheap, I figured why not?
Would I fly Spirit again?
Yes. Actually I already have another flight booked. My next test on Spirit Airlines will be a much more profound one. I’m flying out to Las Vegas to meet up with some friends for the “When We Were Young” Festival this month. It’s a bunch of Warped Tour 90s acts like Green Day, Blink 182, Sum 41 and other emo bands from the era of skinny jeans and guyliner. (No I don’t own either.) My flight to Las Vegas and back are both non-stop flights… but they’re LONG. We’ll see if my generally overall positive impression of Spirit holds up after that trip.