U.S. low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines, one of the industry pioneers in charging customers for all checked bags, is adding a $20 to $45 fee for carry-on items that do not fit under a seat, giving boarding preference to those paying the fee. Spirit is calling the charge for overhead bin storage “the next phase of unbundling” and tied it to a simultaneous lowering of its fares. It is now in effect for reservations purchased for travel Aug. 1 and beyond, although it might be as late as July ...


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