America's worst airline is offering an 85% discount on its tickets for one day only

Flickr/Tomas Del CoroA Spirit Airlines Airbus A319.
  • Spirit Airlines is offering a discount of 85% on certain flights for one day only.
  • The tickets must be booked by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday using the promo code 85PCT.
  • The fare sale covers travel between May 9 and June 13 or September 5 and October 31.
  • The ultra-low-cost carrier, which was last in Consumer Reports’ latest US airline rankings, says it’s offering the discount to celebrate an on-time performance rating of 85% in March.

Spirit Airlines is all about cheap no-frills flying.

And on Wednesday, Spirit flights are getting even cheaper.

For one day only, Spirit is offering a discount of 85% on select flights. The airline says it’s offering the discount to celebrate an on-time performance rating of 85% in March.

To qualify for the deal, travellers need to book their flights by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday using the promo code 85PCT. The fare sale covers travel between May 9 and June 13 or September 5 and October 31.

But there’s some serious fine print.

The discount applies only to round-trip flights or flights purchased as part of a vacation package. The coupon also does not cover charges for passenger usage, regulatory compliance, and fuel. And some destinations and routes are excluded from the deal.

Spirit Airlines sale exclusionsSpirit AirlinesDestinations and routes excluded from the Spirit Airlines sale.

There are a lot of exclusions, including on flights in US cities like Las Vegas, Denver, and Dallas, as well as many destinations in the Caribbean, Central America, and South America – like Bogota, Colombia; San Pedro Sula, Honduras; and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

Even with these restrictions, however, there are likely to be some seriously good deals from the ultra-low-cost carrier.

Spirit’s so-called unbundled fares target budget-conscious travellers who don’t necessarily require the amenities offered by full-service airlines or even low-cost ones like Southwest. As a result, many find the travel experience cramped and underwhelming – Spirit was last in Consumer Reports’ latest US airline rankings.

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