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New Feature Will Help Travelers Save Time and Money by Paying Ahead for Bags

NEW YORK, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CheapOair announced today that it has been chosen by Spirit Airlines as the first distribution partner to offer its customers the airline's paid baggage options. Customers who book their Spirit Airlines ticket on CheapOair will be offered this time and money saving feature, which can save them up to 50 percent by purchasing checked or carry-on bags at the time of booking instead of at the airport gate.

"Making sure Spirit customers are fully informed about our low Bare Fares™ and how they control their options is our goal," said Rich Lowry, Director of Distribution and Sales at Spirit Airlines.  "CheapOair is helping us achieve this goal as they are the first online travel agency to sell our baggage options on their website.  We are looking forward to working with CheapOair as together we can save people money on their air travel."

CheapOair customers can benefit from the ability to pay for their baggage option ahead of time, which will simplify their experience at the airport. At the same time, a more streamlined check-in process will also help Spirit Airlines realize more efficient airport operations and predictable baggage sales.

"We're happy to offer our customers the option to pay for their bags ahead of time," said Tom Spagnola, senior vice president of supplier relations at CheapOair. "We encourage travelers to book on CheapOair as they can find deals with leading low-cost airlines like Spirit that give them greater control over the perks that will save them time and money, and enhance their trip."

About CheapOair: CheapOair is the first hybrid online/traditional travel agency that enables consumers to book travel online, on mobile apps, by phone or live chat. CheapOair (, 1-800-556-2345) bridges the gap between an online and traditional travel agency with certified travel agents available 24/7 to help find deals and offers to destinations worldwide on over 450 airlines, 150,000 hotels, and 100s of car rentals. Partner airlines benefit from access to CheapOair's broad customer base that books high yield international travel and add-on ancillaries at above the industry average. Follow CheapOair on Facebook and Twitter to learn how to travel the world for less.

About Spirit Airlines: Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) is the ultra-low cost airline of the Americas and Home of the Bare Fare. Spirit's fares are unbundled; they simply reflect the cost of taking customers to their destination without any extras. Every customer gets Frill Control: the ability to choose what perks and options they'd like to add to the Bare Fare, independent of the choices of other passengers. Structuring fares this way allows every passenger a chance to fly for less than any other airline. Spirit's Fit Fleet is one of the youngest flying and is one of the most fuel-efficient in the industry. This innovative approach grows the traveling market and stimulates new economic activity while creating new jobs. Spirit currently operates more than 250 daily flights to over 50 destinations within the U.S., Latin America, Caribbean and Canada. For more information, head to

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