Okay, so they are Spirit miles and everyone seems to love to hate Spirit. (Except Jared who seems to have survived his flight just fine). I don’t care if they are Fisher Price Airline miles, I will line up almost anywhere within driving distance for 20,000 free miles. To celebrate their new service in Houston, Spirit Airlines is giving away 60 million airline miles this week in Houston!
Here are the details:
Must be 18 or older (rats!)
On a first-come, first-served basis, Spirit will give away 1,000 certificates at each of the following places and times:
- Sept. 18 5 p.m. at Travel Leaders, 1085 Hercules St., Houston
- Sept. 19 noon at Krisbi Travel, 7457 Harwin Drive, Houston
- Sept. 19 5 p.m. at Fox Travel, 25701 I-45 North, The Woodlands
You betcha I will be lined up for a mileage certificate (no, I will not be lining up three times…regardless of whether or not that would work). You can also bet that I will be dragging along others in my family with me. Call it family bonding time if you will. Just to give some reference, 20,000 miles + $20 is enough to book a round trip flight from Houston to Las Vegas (on the standard award level). Interestingly enough, some days to Vegas were just 2,500 miles each way via an off-peak award if you have the Spirit Mastercard. That is a tremendous deal for “short” off-peak awards! Seriously, why are more people not doing this?
Spirit Airline miles do expire after three months with no account activity, so don’t expect to just let these miles sit there for a couple years and then use them down the road. You either have to use them quickly, or have other account activity to keep them active. They do have a few partners available that may help with keeping miles active, but they don’t have very many. If all the additional fees and other negatives about Spirit Airlines make you not want to line up for 20,000 miles then I appreciate your courtesy in making way for the rest of us.
Seriously, this is a “no frills” airlines, but I can be a “no frills” girl when we are talking about free. I’m interested to see how the turn-out is for these free miles. Anyone else heading out to give it a shot?