Here's the full message from Spirit:
This is not consumer-friendly or in your best interest. It's wrong and you shouldn't stand for it.I fly Southwest most of the time and just checked their website, but I don't see a similar warning over there. Apparently Spirit is the only one willing to challenge the government on these new regulations.
Starting January 24, 2012, fares are distorted.
Thanks to the U.S. Department of Transportation's latest fare rules, Spirit must now HIDE the government's taxes and fees in your fares.
If the government can hide taxes in your airfares, then they can carry out their hidden agenda and quietly increase their taxes. (Yes, such talks are already underway.)
And if they can do it to the airline industry, what's next?
As the transparency leader and most consumer-friendly airline, Spirit DOES NOT support this new USDOT mandate. We believe the better form of transparency is to break out costs so customers know exactly what they're buying.
What can you do to help stop this injustice?
Join us in keeping government taxes and fees low and transparent by contacting your elected officials.