A US federal appeals court has revived a class action lawsuit against Florida-based Spirit Airlines that alleges the ultra-LCC deliberately misled passengers about whether carry-on items were included within the price of airfare. The lawsuit was previously dismissed in 2018 by a federal judge, who agreed with Spirit’s argument that breach-of-contract claims are pre-empted by the Airline Deregulation Act (ADA) of 1978. On Sept. 10, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in ...

Subscribe to Access this Entire Article

"Lawsuit against Spirit for bag fees returns to appeals court" is part of ATW Plus, our online premium membership. Subscribing will provide you access to exclusive news, carefully researched airline financial, fleet and traffic data, plus the option to receive our popular, award-winning print magazine. To learn more, click here. If viewing via ATW Mobile, please login and click "Read web article" to view fully. Questions? ATWPlus@penton.com.

Already registered? Log in here.