Spirit Airlines is offering every flight on Sept. 11 for free. The Fort Lauderdale-based company is giving away seats in response to travelers’ reluctance to fly on the anniversary of last year's terrorist attacks.
Spirit CEO Jacob Schorr said the sky should be full of Americans showing their pride on Sept. 11.
He said he hopes other airlines will follow suit.
Spirit has 90 scheduled flights with more than 13,000 seats on Sept. 11. Customers who already paid for tickets will get credit for a future flight.
Schorr estimates the giveaway will cost Spirit around $500,000.
Spirit Airlines serves Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Tampa, West Palm Beach, Orlando, Atlantic City, N.J., Oakland, Calif., Myrtle Beach, S.C., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Denver, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and San Juan, Puerto Rico.