And despite having the lowest amount of total shares at $5.63 billion, Spirit still beats out the likes of other budget airlines like JetBlue, which is making a 6.9% profit, and Southwest Airlines, which collects a mere 6.1%. Even larger carriers like American Airlines (which makes a 6.8% profit), United Airlines (2.9%), and Delta Air Lines (2.9%) are making less of a return on their services. But, it's Spirit. You practically have to pay for the air you breathe.
Ahead of Spirit announcing its first quarter earnings on Tuesday, financial experts who've likely never flown Spirit estimate the company's earnings will total $494.92 million. Spirit's CEO will be rolling around in $100 dollar bills and complaint letters this week.