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Entry from August 01, 2021
Dollar Store of the Sky (Spirit Airlines nickname)

Spirit Airlines is an American ultra-low-cost carrier. Some people have called it “Dollar Store in/of the Sky” or “Dollar Store of the Skies.”

“Flying Spirit’s ‘Dollar Store in the Sky’ to Profit” was printed in the Wall Street Journal on November 20, 2012. “Spirit CEO On “Dollar Store Of The Sky” Nickname: We Might’ve Tried To Coin That” was posted on Consumerist on January 22, 2013. “Spirit Air: What You Need To Know About The Dollar Store of The Skies” was posted on Mom’s Guide to Travel on October 7, 2014. “Spirit Airlines is the Dollar store of the skies” was posted on Twitter by craig davis on April 6, 2021.

Other Spirit Airlines nicknames include “Break Your Spirit Airlines,” “Fung Wah Bus of the Sky,” “Greyhound Bus of the Sky,” “School Bus of the Sky,” “Sprite Airlines” and “Waffle House of the Sky.” Additional “with wings” nicknames include “Greyhound Bus with Wings,” “School Bus with Wings” and “Waffle House with Wings.”


Wikipedia: Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines, Inc. (stylized as spirit) is an American ultra-low-cost carrier headquartered in Miramar, Florida in the Miami metropolitan area. Spirit operates scheduled flights throughout the United States and in the Caribbean and Latin America.

The Wall Street Journal
Flying Spirit’s ‘Dollar Store in the Sky’ to Profit
Spirit CEO Ben Baldanza says the low-cost airline’s managers ‘feel strongly we can grow 15% to 20% a year without lowering our margins.’

By Jack Nicas
Updated Nov. 20, 2012 11:05 pm ET

Twitter
FindaPilot.com
@FindaPilot
#major #airline [$$] Flying Spirit’s ‘Dollar Store in the Sky’ to Profit #news http://goo.gl/zFcfh
7:22 PM · Nov 20, 2012·Twitter Web Client

Wall Street Journal—Video
Spirit Airlines: ‘Dollar Store of the Sky’
11/20/2012 10:58PM
Spirit Airlines CEO Ben Baldanza on traveler satisfaction and the company’s unusual business model.

Consumerist
Spirit CEO On “Dollar Store Of The Sky” Nickname: We Might’ve Tried To Coin That
1.22.13
5:00 PM EDT
By Mary Beth Quirk@marybethquirk
Spirit Airlines has a reputation for charging up the whatsit for every and any add-on it can come up with, so we’re not entirely surprised that CEO Ben “Fine, I Suppose We’ll Refund A Dying Man’s Ticket” Baldanza is more than okay with his airline’s reputation as the “dollar store of the sky.” Actually he wouldn’t be surprised if that was something the company came up with itself.

Mom’s Guide to Travel
Spirit Air: What You Need To Know About The Dollar Store of The Skies
October 7, 2014 by Tawanna 1 Comment
$650, $598, $800 – those are the ticket prices I pulled up when I was searching for a direct flight from Baltimore to Wilmington airport early last month

Twitter
HaroldBurnett
@HaroldBurnett
their CEO prides the company as being “The Dollar Store” of the sky.
Planet Money did an entire podcast about Spirit.
9:10 PM · Dec 13, 2016·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Jose Candelario
@JoseCandyman
Ahhhh. Another great flight on Spirit Air the Dollar Store of the sky.
6:54 PM · Mar 28, 2017 from Newark, NJ·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Nicholas Stewart
@nicholasstewart
Spirit Airlines (The Dollar Store of the skies), thought they were going to charge me baggage… https://instagram.com/p/BdDQiv_F85k/
11:09 AM · Dec 23, 2017·Instagram

Twitter
craig davis
@craigda89921203
Replying to @TheBabylonBee
Spirit Airlines is the Dollar store of the skies.
1:42 PM · Apr 6, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityTransportation • Sunday, August 01, 2021 • Permalink