In June 2019, a class-action lawsuit
was filed against Spirit Airlines for allegedly deceptively advertising a “Shortcut Security” option that allows consumers who pay for this option to use a separate, faster line to get through security at certain U.S. airports when, according to the plaintiffs, the option is a “complete sham.” According to the complaint, the airline sells the “Shortcut Security” option even when the airport does not have a “Shortcut Security” line, meaning that customers who have paid the fee must still use the general population security line. (Román et al v. Spirit Airlines, Inc.
, Case No. 19-cv-61461, S. D. FL.)