Free Spirit Hate Miles Are Posting
A couple of months ago Spirit made a big splash with their “hate” campaign. In exchange for hating on any airline, Spirit will give you 8,000 Free Spirit miles. I was reminded yesterday by a reader that the miles have posted for most people so I thought I would urge everyone to check their accounts.
Free Spirit miles are unique in that expire after 90 days of inactivity, making them almost worthless. The two ways to avoid their expiration are to either fly Spirit every 90 days (insert joke here) or to get their co-branded credit card.
In fact, if you do fly Spirit then the credit card isn’t a horrible deal. Not only will it allow you to easily keep your Spirit miles active, but awards are much cheaper for credit card holders. For example, the cheapest one-way award for a regular member is 10,000 miles, while credit card holders only pay 2,500.
Still Going Strong
Spirit committed to giveaway up to one billion miles and apparently they haven’t hit that goal yet. I was surprised when looking into it, but the promotion is still going strong. You can still submit your hate here. The company has also published some statistics based on the hate submitted.
More To Consider
If you are wondering about the Spirit experience, I have written a few articles in the past, including a full review of a recent flight. Spirit isn’t terrible if you go in knowing what to expect. In other words, you get what you pay for.
For more to consider, check out the Definitive Guide to Gaming Spirit over at the Lazy Traveler’s Handbook. It contains everything you need to know when considering whether you want to get involved with the low cost carrier.
Whether you submitted your hate to get something off your chest, you are looking to use the miles for magazines or have hopes of redeeming for a flight, don’t let them expire. Check your Free Spirit account to see if your miles have posted. If you haven’t yet participated, why not do it now? It feels good to hate on the airlines!