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You can get 8,000 Spirit Airlines miles for free when you tell Spirit Airlines how much you hate them or another airline.

8000 Free Miles For Hating An Airline
Get 8,000 Free Spirit Airlines Miles By Telling Off Spirit Airlines

Spirit Hate Thousand Miles Giveaway

Link:   Spirit Hate Thousand Miles Giveaway

Your hatred of Spirit Airlines (or another airline) can get you 8,000 Spirit Airlines for free!

Send a hate message of 140 characters or less to Spirit Airlines about them or another airline and Spirit Airlines will give you 8,000 Spirit Airlines miles.

You’ll get the 8,000 Spirit Airlines miles within 10 days.  Each person is limited to 8,000 Spirit Airlines miles.  But you and your partner could both send Spirit Airlines a “hate” message and get 16,000 Spirit Airlines miles.

Are 8,000 Spirit Miles Worth It?

Link:   Spirit Airlines Award Chart

Unless you have a Spirit Airlines credit card, 8,000 Spirit Airlines miles doesn’t get you much.  Spirit Airlines credit card holders can get a 1-way ticket for 2,500 Spirit Airlines miles.  So 8,000 Spirit Airlines miles can get card holders three 1-way tickets.

However, a 1-way flight on Spirit Airlines costs more for non credit card holders.  But most of the award flights I found cost over 10,000 Spirit Airlines miles each way.

A 1-way flight from Houston to Oakland on November 8, 2014, costs 27,500 Spirit Airlines miles!

8000 Free Miles For Hating An Airline
You Would Pay 27,500 Spirit Airlines Miles to Fly 1-Way From Houston to Oakland

On Southwest, you would only pay 11,135 Southwest points AND you get 2 free checked bags!

8000 Free Miles For Hating An Airline
You & 2 Free Checked Bags Can Fly on Southwest From Houston to Oakland for 11,135 Southwest Points

But you could find flights for fewer miles.  And free miles are free miles!

What You Should Know About Spirit Airlines

1.   You Pay for Bags, Including Carry-on Bags

You pay for checked and carry-on bags with Spirit Airlines.  You are allowed 1 free personal item that is 16 x 14 x 12, so a small backpack or purse.

2.   $10 to Print Your Boarding Pass

You’ll pay $10 if you have to print your boarding pass at the airport.

3.   Water is Not Free

You do NOT get water or snacks unless you pay for them.

8000 Free Miles For Hating An Airline
Those Free 8,000 Spirit Airlines Miles Could Cost You Lots of Money

2 Things to Know About Spirit Airlines Miles

1.   3 Months Expiration Date

Your Spirit Airlines miles expire after 3 months or more of inactivity.  You get at least 18 months before your miles expire with other airlines and there are lots of ways to keep your miles from expiring.  So if you aren’t flying on Spirit Airlines or earning Spirit Airlines miles through the credit card or other mileage earning activity, you’ll lose your Spirit Airlines miles.

2.   Can’t Gift or Share Miles

Unlike other airline miles programs, like US Airways, you can’t gift or share your Spirit Airlines miles.  Although, you can redeem your Spirit Airlines miles for someone else.

Bottom Line

You can get 8,000 free Spirit Airlines miles if you hate Spirit Airlines or another airline.

But 8,000 Spirit Airlines miles won’t get you very far, unless you have the Spirit Airlines credit card.  And you have to pay for carry-on bags, boarding passes, and water.

Your Spirit Airlines miles expire after 3 months of inactivity.  So unless you’re flying a lot on Spirit Airlines or have the credit card, your Spirit Airlines miles could expire before you get a chance to use them.

But free miles are free miles and Spirit does have cheap redemptions to certain destinations!

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Our Family was a bit disappointed we were looking into redeeming miles and to do so over the phone cost money. The service over the phone was terrible and took entirely too long and confusing.

Spirit you canceled my flight made no attempt to try to get me to tampa on Fri night or sat before 12 noon. It was my grandsons 1st Easter egg hunt and my sons gender reveal party that I was throwing at a rental home in Tampa sat. Afternoon I lost my rental for my 5 day stay that turned out to be a 3 day stay.
I had to stay some where else and no party or Easter egg hunt because spirit made no attempt to get me there. I lost over 500 dollars because. I was not there sat by 12 noon I arrived in Tampa at 1030 pm Sat night. I lost precious memories with my grandson and son that can never ever be replaced. They cancelled my flight but other flights to tampa were completed that went to Tampa that left one hour after our flight was suppose to leave They canceled our flight within 15 minutes of. Delaying our flight with no explanation. My son is a project manager at Tampa airport. He said flight were taking and landing at the time they canceled our flight no bad weather in Tampa or Baltimore md where we were. Even asked to extend our depart flight in Tampa they said no without even looking. Very hurt and disappointed with spirit and will never recommend them to anyone

Dearest Spirit~ It was so disheartening to find out the ticket I purchased for my son could not be exchanged for another date. I’m not sure why this is ever a problem? Losing your money because something comes up is unacceptable. To me that’s just stealing.

Travelled on Delta from Seattle to Anchorage one way ticket cost me about $350 many years ago to catch a cruise boat. It was a nightmare. Plane seats were so uncomfortable not to mention the unpleasant staff who made the flight even more disappointing. I have never or will consider another flight with Delta. The seats were so small and close together along with terrible comfort on seat itself. I travel slot on American and Spirit Airlines and can only remember a few experiences that were not the best. Staff usually very pleasant and welcoming.

Hi Joan,

So sorry to hear you experienced that with Delta!

Did you have unpleasant experiences with Delta before or was it kind of a one-off? Wondering if it may not have been indicative of Delta in general, or perhaps they’ve just stepped up their game lately

I had a horrible experience flying with spirit!

First off I paid an arm and a leg for the tickets and that almost the same amount just for each luggage piece for 3 people each way one carry on each each way plus your large check in back each way for each person is absolutely insane! The planes are old worn out and so so tight!!!!! My boyfriend had zero legroom I mean his knees were pressing against the chest in front of him, they aren’t good with kids at all, have such an attitude. They kept getting nasty with us about the window being open when we land and my son kept closing it cause he wasn’t feeling good and when the light hit his face he would cry and close the window and they kept hovering over telling us open now! I was boiling with anger!

They gave us a hard time about our Toto stroller that folds and goes over head, it’s made for airplanes, measured exactly for overhead bin when folds and they had to fight us about it. There is so much more I can go on and on about issues they gave us and how they charge for each little thing it’s a headache!

Awful over the phone as well! You can’t understand anything they are saying and the hold time is ridiculous or how they can transfer you a million times and you have to keep telling them your problem from beginning each time.

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