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Spirit Airlines to charge to print ticket at airport

In this file photo taken June 13, 2010, a Spirit Airlines airplane sits on the tarmac at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Lynne Sladky)

June 21, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Passengers flying Spirit Airlines will soon have to pay an extra fee if a gate agent has to print out their boarding pass.

Passengers will be charged an additional $5 starting Nov. 1 unless they print out a boarding pass at home or at the airport check-in kiosk. But beginning next June, even printing out at a kiosk will cost a dollar.

To counter the new fee, the low-cost carrier will cut fares on all nonstop flights by $5 each way later this year.

Spirit, which flies out of LAX, is the only domestic airline that charges extra for carry-on luggage.