Frequent Spirit flier? If you're loyal to another airline, you may soon be tempted to switch to Spirit Airlines.
Spirit just announced that they'll be offering frequent travelers the perks they get on other airlines, and hotels, by matching their elite status to include them in the Free Spirit program. This loyalty status includes free carry-on and checked bags, seat selection, onboard snacks and drinks and other perks.
"Spirit offers convenient, nonstop routes for guests who are regularly crisscrossing the country, and we're excited to offer road warriors the opportunity to continue enjoying the benefits they're accustomed to while flying Spirit," Rana Ghosh, Vice President of Omnichannel Sales at Spirit Airlines, said in a news release. "We're incredibly proud of our Free Spirit program, which offers Gold and Silver members a long list of perks on every flight."
The new partnership with StatusMatch.com allows elite members of more than 16 airlines and 16 hotel loyalty programs to apply to receive Free Spirit Gold or Free Spirit Silver Status for one year. To view the full list of qualified programs visit Spirit.StatusMatch.com.
"With many airlines and hotels downgrading elite members, this is a great opportunity for members of the eligible airline and hotel programs to switch to Spirit Airlines," said Mark Ross-Smith, CEO of StatusMatch.com. "This is an amazing value for frequent travelers. We encourage eligible travelers to compare the affordable investment of the status match with the great benefits associated with Free Spirit Status."
Participating travelers will earn Status Qualifying Points (SQPs) on fares and À La Smarte options, and can earn additional SQPs by using an eligible Free Spirit credit card.