Woman invents hilarious way to beat Spirit Airlines’ baggage fee

A woman has stunned audiences on TikTok after she shared a travel hack that she says saved her $123.67 flying Spirit Airlines.

Faith Collins, who splits her time between Washington and Colorado, shared on the social media platform that she prefers to ship her bags in sealed boxes rather than paying airlines for extra baggage allowances.

In the now-viral TikTok video, Collins revealed that she flies to Florida on Spirit Airlines and is expected to pay the airline about $150.00 to take all her luggage with her.

news week did not establish where Collins flew from.

In Collins’ TikTok video, an AI-generated voice-over can be heard saying, “Let’s see how much it costs to ship my bags to Florida versus paying Spirit Airlines $150.00.”

At the end of the video, Collins shares that shipping her luggage to Florida cost her $34.33 and was the much cheaper option.

“My flight was $100.00 round-trip and the bag fees were supposed to be $158.00 round-trip, so I knew shipping would cost less,” Collins said news week.

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While Spirit Airline tickets are on the lower end of the price range, their baggage costs can vary. Faith Collins saved $123.67 with her hack.

Though he didn’t specifically comment on Collins’ case, Spirit Airlines’ customer support team said when asked for comment news week: “Our luggage prices are dynamic, based on time of reservation, city pairs, dates of travel and time of purchase. We have Spirit’s handy Suitcase Meter that can calculate the price of luggage for you.”

Spirit Airlines is a low budget airline headquartered in Florida. Its flight routes pass through Latin America, the USA and the Caribbean. According to Statista, the airline carried over 30 million passengers in 2021.

While airline tickets are on the lower end of the price range, baggage costs can vary.

The video was posted to Collins’ @GouldStandard TikTok account on January 24. Since then, the video has garnered over 262,000 likes from users inspired by the money-saving hack.

Spirit Airlines currently charges carry-on and checked baggage. The price of each piece of luggage varies depending on the weight. The airline charges more for checked bags over 40 pounds, with a bag between 41 and 50 pounds costing US$69.

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Faith Collins stunned audiences on TikTok after sharing a travel hack that saved her $123.67 before flying Spirit Airlines to Florida.

what do the comments say

Collins’ TikTok post has been viewed over 4.2 million times and received over 2,581 comments.

“Suddenly hotels are being inundated with all the boxes of their upcoming guests,” wrote one user.

“See in person I would pack it even cheaper in a vacuum bag in a flat rate box,” added another TikTok user.

Another user said: “As a former corporate event coordinator, it’s always cheaper to send your items to your hotel or destination this way.”

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Rick Schindler

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