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Checked and carry-on baggage are added extras that need to be bought as excess baggage. Only small personal items such as laptops, handbags and backpacks are included with the bare fare Spirit Airlines ticket.
To keep ticket prices low, the airline charges for carry-on baggage. It is recommended to pre-book any baggage allowance that you will need when you purchase your airline ticket. All carry-on bags must fit within the dimensions of 56 x 46 x 25 cm (22" x 18" x 10").
Checked baggage allowance must be purchased; fees are route dependant. Checked baggage on Spirit Airlines flights must fit within the dimensions of the overall dimensions of 158cm (62") and must not weigh more than 18kg (40lbs) unless purchased as oversized baggage.
One personal item is included within your ticket fare. Personal items on Spirit Airlines flights must fit within the dimensions of 45 x 35 x 20 cm (18" x14" x 8"). Examples of personal items include small handbags and laptop bags.
When you buy your Spirit Airlines tickets through Alternative Airlines, it is easy to book your luggage at the time of booking. Please visit our page on how to book baggage on to your Alternative Airlines flight for more information.
Spirit Airlines' has a single cabin available, providing a single class: Economy. There is also the option to upgrade to 'The Big Seat', which is the airline's Premium Economy product.
Economy Class is Spirit's most basic cabin class.
Passengers in Economy Class on Spirit are given access to the airline's inflight menu, where they can order a variety of hot and cold snacks, as well as a selection of beverages. Refreshments have a fee and can be purchased using a debit or credit card (cash not accepted).
Seats on Economy class have 15 and a half inches of width and 28 inches of pitch.
Spirit Airlines does not offer Premium Economy as a separate cabin. However, the airline offers passengers the chance to upgrade to the 'Big Front Seat', which is the equivalent of what you might expect from a Premium Economy Class.
In terms of service, Premium Economy (The Big Front Seats) is identical to Economy Class. The only difference is in the size of the seat and the addition of a tray table.
The Big Front Seat is 22 inches wide with 36 inches of width. There is no middle seat, so passengers have plenty of room. The seats are none-reclinable, but some Big Front Seat's do have adjustable headrests. Each seat has a tray table, which is an added extra from Economy Class.
Spirit Airlines doesn't offer Business Class. It's most upscale cabin class is the 'Big Front Seat', which is similar to other airline's Premium Economy Class.
Spirit Airlines does not offer a First Class cabin. The 'Big Front Seats' are the most premium seat available.
Choose your preferred seat on the plane with Alternative Airlines. We display seat availability for Spirit Airlines flights and let you choose where you want to sit from the seat map. We want you to have the best possible in-flight experience, that's why we offer our customers the chance to select the seat of their choice while making their Spirit Airlines booking! Find out how to book your Spirit Airlines seats by visiting our seat selection page.
Spirit Airlines offers both Online check-in and Airport check-in. Online check-in is available to everyone other than those who require special assistance.
Online check-in is available through Spirit Airlines website. Just enter your flight details to check-in online. Web check-in opens 24 hours before your scheduled flight departure time and closes just one hour before.
Passengers unable to check-in online or need special assistance can check-in at the airport and one of the Spirit Airlines check-in desks. Arrive at least two hours before your departure time for domestic flights and at least three hours before your departure for international flights to allow time for check-in, baggage drop and baggage drop.
Spirit Airlines is not part of an airline alliance.
Please be aware that Spirit Airlines' policies are subject to change and should be confirmed with the airline before booking. If you book through Alternative Airlines, our customer service team can help if you have any questions.
A paying adult passenger is permitted to carry one infant over seven days and under two years of age on their lap. However, the airline does encourage all adults travelling with children under the age of two to purchase a seat for their child and secure them in an FAA approved car seat.
One car seat and one stroller will be accepted per infant as checked baggage at no charge (not considered baggage allowance).
Spirit Airlines does not offer children fares. All infants above the age of two are not permitted to travel as a lap child and must have their own seats. FFA approved Car seats may be carried onboard the plane if a seat has been purchased for a child (one child per one car seat).
One car seat and one stroller will be accepted per child as checked baggage at no charge (not considered baggage allowance).
On domestic flights Spirit will accept dogs, cats and, on some routes, rabbits and small household birds within the cabin. Fees apply (except for service/emotional support animals) and pets containers count as carry-on allowance.
Spirit Airlines will not accept pets in the cabin for travel on international flights, except for service animals/emotional support animals.
Spirit Airlines does not offer in-flight entertainment on its flights. However, they do offer the option to buy Wi-Fi whilst flying.
To keep costs low for its passengers, Spirit Airlines does not offer TV shows on its flights.
Spirit Airlines does not offer movies on its flights.
Enjoy high-speed WIFI on all Spirit Airlines flights. Spirit Airlines has also installed WIFI on all of its aircraft so that passengers can access everything they need online on any and every Spirit Airlines flight. Spirit Airlines WIFI is available from the moment you board up until the moment you land and step off the plane.
Spirit Airlines WIFI is available for around $6.50 USD for the entire flight but varies depending on which route you're flying.
Food and Drink is available for purchase once you are onboard your Spirit Airlines flight.
Spirit Airlines offer a wide variety of food that can be purchased on board using a debit or credit card. Items available are snacks such as chips, nuts, cakes and confectionery.
Spirit Airlines do not currently offer and specific special meals, however, passengers can purchase items from the on-board menu that match their specific dietary requirements.
Passengers can buy alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages from the onboard menu. Drinks available to purchase include cocktails, soft drinks, hot drinks, beers, wines and liquors.
Spirit Airlines flies to multiple Domestic destinations within the USA, as well as International destinations which are all within the Americas - This information is accurate as of August 2021.
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