We all log in to accounts every day using passwords that we somehow manage to remember. But imagine if you got locked out of your account because you had too many incorrect logins. “Help! I’m locked out of my Free Spirit Account”
It’s no secret that airlines make a bundle by upselling customers on extras when they buy tickets, and one huge moneymaker is the affinity credit card. While you’re booking a ticket, a pop-up asks you if you want to save a little money by applying for a credit card. (What they often don’t tell you is that certain, highly-restrictive terms may apply.)
So when Pat Fancsali saw the offer for a free credit card — well, that offer looked too good to pass up.
Here are the details, as shown on the Spirit site:
FREE SPIRIT Onyx World Cardholder exclusive benefits include:
Get 15,000 bonus miles after your first purchase – which is enough for 3 roundtrip off-peak awards
Annual fee waived for the first year
Complimentary $9 Fare Club membership
Priority boarding and domestic priority check-in
Fancsali checked “apply now” and booked a ticket from Chicago to Fort Myers, Fla. And that’s when the trouble started.
“Did Spirit Airlines pull a bait-and-switch on a credit card application?”