An up and coming low fare airline has added a frequent flyer program and credit card to its fleet. Spirit Airlines this week launched its “Free Spirit” loyalty program that includes a mileage-earning MasterCard. The “Free Spirit MasterCard” offers one mile for every $1 in purchases. All purchases count towards “Free Spirit” account status plus cardholders receive 5,000 bonus miles for signing up. Miles do not expire as long as there is at least one purchase per month on the card. Domestic awards start at 15,000 miles and Caribbean awards start at 20,000 miles. Cardholders are also upgraded automatically to “Elite” member status if at least one purchase per month is made on the card. Spirit Airlines is a low fare carrier to the Caribbean with hubs in Detroit and Fort Lauderdale and service to 29 cities in the U.S., Bahamas, and the Caribbean. The MasterCard is issued by Juniper Bank. For more information visit “http://www.spiritair.com/freespirit”:http://www.spiritair.com/freespirit.