Spirit Airlines introduced the ludicrous concept of charging you for carry-on luggage two years ago. Apparently that wasn't terrible enough because now the airline says it wants to charge more than twice as much if you haven't paid for your bag when you get to the gate. Jerks.
Effective November 6th, Spirit Airlines is raising the price for all bags you choose to bring on a flight. The basic price for a carry-on will now be $40, but if you haven't paid when you get to the gate, it will cost you a whopping $100. It gets worse. Carry-on bags are more expensive than checked bags, which cost only $38. Ugh why no.
Where do we even begin with this horribleness? Paying for the first bag is outrageous no matter what because how the hell does an airline expect you to fly without bringing anything? Charging for a carry-on is a sneaky tactic used to get people to not bring their bags on the airplane. But charging twice as much for the terrible carry-on fee because you don't want to wait in a long line with all the checked bag passengers is a crime against airborne humanity. [Spirit Airlines vis ABC]