The battle of low-fare airlines is heating up in Knoxville.
The Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority said it will make a “major announcement” on Wednesday about “a new low fare air airline coming to McGhee Tyson Airport.”
The newcomer will join an ever-growing roster of low fare airlines serving McGhee Tyson.
Never underestimate the airline industry’s ability to pick your pocket.
Spirit Airline, a discount carrier, announced it will start charging a new fee — up to $45 each way for carry-on bags.
Spirit, which mostly flies between the Southeast U.S. and Latin America, says the fee will be charged for bags that go in the overhead bin. If you can cram the bag under the seat, there’s no charge.
The fee will help empty planes faster, Spirit CEO Ben Baldanza said.
Gimme a break. It’s a money grab.