By Ben Baldanza, CEO of Spirit Airlines Kevin Mitchell represents corporate travel departments and his slam of Spirit Airlines in the Feb. 9, 2012, Departures column was to be expected. I want to make clear that relations between Spirit and members of Congress, Secretary [Ray] LaHood and the U.S Transportation Department (DOT) are fine. Many government officials have complimented Spirit on its low fares, innovation and transparency, and compliance posture. However, Spirit strongly ...


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