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$9 flights from LA to Las Vegas -- with a catch

September 22, 2011 | 11:32 am



Florida-based Spirit Airlines is once again offering one-way flights from Los Angeles to Las Vegas for the low, low price of $9.

But before you pack your bags, be warned that the deal offered by the ultra-low-cost air carrier includes lots of restrictions and several extra fees. Spirit last offered the same deal in March.

The restrictions include:

  • You must book before 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23.
  • You must join the Spirit Airline $9 Fare Club, with an annual fee of $59.99.
  • The fare is based on a round-trip ticket.
  • You must fly from Oct. 1 to Oct. 13, but not on Oct. 4 or Oct. 12.

In addition to the fare and the club membership fee, passengers will have to pay at least $25 in additional taxes and fees per one-way flight.

Spirit is also the only airline in the country to charge passengers a fee to bring a carry-on bag into the plane. Spirit club members pay $20 to $25 for a carry-on bag, depending on when you pay. The check bag fee for club members ranges from $18 to $23 for the first bag.

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--Hugo Martin

Photo Credit: Joe Cavaretta / Associated Press