Spirit Airlines Accused Of Raking In $40M In Hidden Fees

Law360, New York (August 8, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT) -- Spirit Airlines Inc. was hit with a proposed class action in Florida federal court on Monday that accuses the company of hiding so many flight-related fees — up to $40 million worth — that the base ticket fare is merely a “down payment” on the full cost of travel.

Plaintiff Bryan Ray said Spirit violates the the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act by including an extra cost it calls a Passenger Usage Fee in a “taxes and fees” category that is displayed when a customer...
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Case Information

Case Title

Ray v. Spirit Airlines, Inc.

Case Number



Florida Southern

Nature of Suit

Racketeer/Corrupt Organization


Robert N. Scola, Jr

Date Filed

August 6, 2012

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