Good morning everyone. As part of my 8 card App-O-Rama in July, here is an update to my Bank of America Spirit Airlines Credit Card application. Before I share my success story about denial letters and reconsideration calls, let me explain why I would ever want to fly on Spirit Airlines, let alone get a Spirit Airlines credit card. The answer is quite simple. Spirit Airlines has a distance-based chart (accidentally mislabeled as a region-based chart) and by having the Spirit Airlines credit card, you are able to book off-peak award prices. This distance-based chart does not matter if the flights are non-stop or not.
Since I live in the Bay Area, Oakland Airport is my closest Spirit Airlines airport (I’m not sure why they mention San Francisco since it is 100% in Oakland. I crossed out San Francisco so no one would get confused.) They offer non-stop service from Oakland to Chicago (ORD not MDW), Dallas (DFW not DAL), Houston (IAH not HOU), and Las Vegas (LAS). I would never want to be on a Spirit Airlines flight that has 2-3 stops, so Myrtle Beach (MYR) and New York City (LGA) are out of the question. I like the 4 non-stops to Las Vegas, but there are no non-stop flights after 2:32pm. Come on Spirit, add some evening flights to Vegas! It is interesting that Spirit Airlines does not fly OAK-LAX, since only Southwest Airlines flies that route.