If you’re planning on flying Spirit Airlines anytime soon, it’s important to know their Spirit baggage policy. This little-known airline has one of the strictest policies when it comes to checked bags. Which may come as a surprise considering how inexpensive they are compared to other major airlines. Here’s everything you need to know about how Spirit Airlines handles baggage fees and charges.
What you can bring on board
Spirit Airlines allows most customers one free carry-on bag. For a charge, you can check a second carry-on or small personal item (like a purse or laptop). Bags can’t weigh more than 50 pounds or exceed 62 linear inches (length + width + height) and must fit in an overhead bin or under your seat. If you have special circumstances, you may be able to bring something larger onboard for a fee. To find out if you’re eligible, visit Spirit Airlines website or Call Spirit Airlines Phone Number. The airline also charges $25 for every piece of Spirit checked baggage over two pieces. That means that even if you don’t pay for a second carry-on, you’ll still have to pay $25 per extra Spirit checked bag. And unlike other airlines, Spirit doesn’t offer discounts on bags—you’ll always pay full price no matter how far in advance you book your flight.
What you have to pay for at the airport
• One small personal item that fits under your seat (similar to a laptop bag or purse) is included in your fare. • A second, larger carry-on must be checked for $35 at Spirit Plane Tickets if you choose not to use one of Spirit’s proprietary bags. • Backpacks and other large items are considered carry-ons and are charged $20-$100 each depending on size. • Spirit Checked baggage includes one or two items beyond those permitted as carry-ons—you can bring up to three bags in addition to your two free pieces, but they will cost $35 apiece. Any excess items are charged at $100 each.
What you have to pay for online
In most cases, bags under 50 pounds that fit in a sizer are free. However, because of its no-frills approach and ultra-low base fares, Spirit does charge for a few things that other airlines do not: $26 for your first Spirit checked bag (beyond your free one), $35 for your second checked bag and a $100 fee for anything over 100 pounds or over 62 linear inches. Kids’ tickets also come with a small fee that covers their baggage allowance. If you want to check two bags instead of one, you’ll have to pay an extra $50 per bag.
Where you can find information about other airline baggage policies
If you’re flying Spirit Airlines on a domestic airline, check out these links for more information about baggage policies on United and Delta to know more Spirit, contact Spirit Airlines Flights Customer Service. The rest of our recommendations are based in Europe and Australia. Air France requires that all bags be able to fit under a seat or in an overhead bin. On British Airways, you can only bring one carry-on bag and one personal item (like a purse). Lufthansa allows you to bring one bag plus a laptop bag or backpack—plus any other necessary items for infants and people with disabilities. Ryanair has some strange rules about how many bags you can bring—basically, it depends on your fare type, but there is no limit for checked luggage.