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Understanding SpiritAir $9 Fare Club

If you follow me on Twitter @pattib22 or friend me on Facebook (Patti Bailey) - then you already know I travel frequently and often mention the great deals I find thru the SpiritAir $9 Fare Club. I've also shared the good deals with my friends and family and have noticed that a number of people seem to have trouble finding the specials and booking the fares...so, here is my step to step guide to getting those great deals...

Yes, you really can fly round trip from Ft. Lauderdale to San Jose Costa Rica for under $100 round trip per person. I've flown from Orlando to Detroit for $42 round trip. Here is how:

First - become a member of SpiritAir $9 fare club. Go to SpiritAir.com and Select the $9 Fare Club icon in red at the top right navigation bar or look for and select the $9 Fare Club Button as shown below (clicking on any example image will bring up a larger/full size view)

Once you arrive at the Fare Club page, you will see 2 options.
1. Join by paying a yearly fee
2. Receive complimentary monthly membership by having a SpiritAir FREE SPIRIT MasterCard credit card. (see image below)

At the end of your sign up form you will be offered COMMUNICATION PREFERENCES - make sure you check the box that says: I would like to hear from Spirit Airlines via e-mail about Special offers, including sales and other promotional announcements. By checking that box you will receive emails announcing the special fares. (see a recent email I received from SpiritAir below)

Once you have joined the $9 Fare Club, set up your account along with your login details of Email address / FREE SPIRIT # and Password, you will be able to log in to see special fares. When you receive the special offer email, click on the sale link to view dates and fares offered --- then, REMEMBER - you will need to LOGIN in order to see and select the special fares when booking.

Here is an example using the recent Fare Crusher Email and Fare Sale - I've viewed the dates offered and selected to fly from Boston to Ft. Lauderdale - departing Boston on one of the dates offered - June 2 - and returning from Ft Lauderdale on one of the dates offered - June 8 -

I plug those dates into the reservation form and SEARCH

A selection of flights and rates appear --- Where are my $9 options? Why am I seeing little boxes with question marks next to the fares? Is there only a $9 savings for fare club members? OOPS, FORGOT TO LOGIN to the $9 Fare Club

Let's try the same search again after LOGGING IN TO THE $9 FARE CLUB:

Now the special fare offerd is showing up - in this case $9 each way -- NOTICE the login details above are showing with a welcome (your name) and the number of miles you have accumulated). This information will continue to show while you are LOGGED IN to the $9 FARE CLUB.

You will be able to select your departing and returning flights as shown in this example and then press CONTINUE for your total round trip with Airfare, Taxes and Fees - in this example the flight round trip from Boston to Ft Lauderdale and back to Boston is $49 per person (SEE TOTAL BELOW)

In summary - you can get big saving and travel often. Just SIGN UP, wait for the EMAIL SPECIALS. Decide what offer you want to take advantage of based on the LOCATIONS and DATES OFFERED. Then SIGN IN TO THE $9 FARE CLUB and grab those specials. Remember to act quickly as most specials are only offered for less than 48 hours and sell out very fast. I've often tried to coordinate trips with friends and returned to the specials an hour or two later to be disappointed that they are gone. Hope this helps to answer some of the questions about the SpiritAir special fares. Enjoy your travels...Patti


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