Travelers can get 5x miles with a Spirit flight right now

Posted: 7 August 2020 3:39 pm

Find out whether you’re eligible for the limited-time offer.

Members of Spirit’s loyalty program can earn five times the miles when they book a flight between now and August 18th, according to a statement made Wednesday. Here’s what that means:

  • Free Spirit members will earn 2.5 miles for every mile flown, instead of 0.5.
  • Elite Members and Spirit Airlines World Mastercard cardholders will earn 5 miles for every mile flown, instead of 1.

This offer is only valid for travel through February 9, 2021. Miles can be redeemed on future Spirit flights or with one of Spirit’s partner companies, including Avis, Budget and Hertz.

When do the points expire?

Spirit miles expire three months after they’re acquired. So this deal may not benefit folks who don’t plan on booking travel within the next three months.

How does Spirit’s loyalty program work?

Spirit’s loyalty program is free to join, so if you’re a nonmember who wants to take advantage of this deal, you could sign up today and reap the benefits. There are multiple ways to earn points other than just booking flights, such as staying at Choice Hotels, using its credit card to make purchases and shopping at the Free Spirit online mall.

Is flying with Spirit safe right now?

If you’re concerned about catching COVID-19 or are part of a vulnerable population group, you should talk to your doctor before booking a ticket. The CDC’s official stance is that “travel increases your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19.” And if you feel sick, stay at home.

That said, Spirit is following CDC guidelines to slow the spread of COVID-19, which means that all staff and passengers are required to wear face masks. It has also implemented enhanced cleaning protocols, including an EPA-registered fogging treatment to disinfect its planes. This disinfects the interior, then covers all surfaces with an antimicrobial product capable of killing bacteria and viruses upon contact. Its planes are also equipped with HEPA filters, which can run every three minutes to capture 99.7% of airborne particles.

Photo: Spirit Airlines

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