Spirit Airlines is an American ultra-low-cost carrier headquartered in Miramar, Florida. The airline has two major operating hubs: Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL) and Detroit Airport (DTW).
Spirit Airlines operates scheduled flights to over 60 destinations throughout the United States as well as international destinations including Latin and South America. Some of the most popular domestic destinations include Florida, Chicago-O'Hare, Las Vegas, Detroit, Dallas, Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Orlando and Tampa.
Spirit Airlines began a transition in 2007 to re-brand themselves as an ultra low-cost carrier, with the new slogan 'Less Money, More Go'. The 'ultra low-cost' is reflected in the low cost of the tickets. Passengers are given the ability to choose what extras and additional options they require, such as baggage allowance, on-board refreshments, and seat selection, to add on to the base fare.
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Spirit Airlines flies to the following destinations within the United States - Accurate as of October 2019
|Arizona||Phoenix||Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport|
|California||Los Angeles||Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)|
|California||Oakland||Oakland International Airport|
|California||Sacramento||Sacramento International Airport|
|California||San Diego||San Diego International Airport|
|Colorado||Denver||Denver International Airport|
|Connecticut||Hartford||Bradley International Airport (BDL)|
|Florida||Fort Lauderdale||Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport|
|Florida||Fort Myers||Southwest Florida International Airport|
|Jacksonville||Jacksonville||Jacksonville International Airport|
|Florida||Orlando||Orlando International Airport (MCO)|
|Florida||Tampa||Tampa International Airport|
|Florida||Palm Beach International Airport||Palm Beach International Airport|
|Georgia||Atlanta||Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport|
|Illinois||Chicago||O’Hare International Airport|
|Indiana||Indianapolis||Indianapolis International Airport|
|Louisiana||New Orleans||Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)|
|Maryland||Baltimore||Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)|
|Massachusetts||Boston||Logan International Airport (BOS)|
|Michigan||Detroit||Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)|
|Minnesota||Minneapolis/St. Paul||Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport|
|Missouri||Kansas City||Kansas City International Airport|
|Nevada||Las Vegas||McCarran International Airport (LAS)|
|New Jersey||Atlantic City||Atlantic City International Airport (ACY)|
|New Jersey||Newark||Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)|
|New York||New York City||LaGuardia Airport (LGA)|
|New York||Niagara Falls||Niagara Falls International Airport|
|New York||Plattsburgh||Plattsburgh International Airport|
|North Carolina||Asheville||Asheville Regional Airport (AVL)|
|North Carolina||Charlotte||Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)|
|North Carolina||Greensboro / High Point||Piedmont Triad International Airport|
|North Carolina||Raleigh / Durham||Raleigh Durham International Airport|
|Ohio||Cleveland||Cleveland Hopkins International Airport|
|Ohio||Columbus||John Glenn Columbus International Airport|
|Oregon||Portland||Portland International Airport (PDX)|
|Pennsylvania||Latrobe||Arnold Palmer Regional Airport|
|Pennsylvania||Philadelphia||Philadelphia International Airport|
|Pennsylvania||Pittsburgh||Pittsburgh International Airport|
|South Carolina||Myrtle Beach||Myrtle Beach International Airport|
|Tennessee||Nashville||Nashville International Airport|
|Texas||Austin||Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)|
|Texas||Dallas||Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport|
|Texas||Houston||George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)|
|Virginia||Richmond||Richmond International Airport|
|Washington||Seattle||Seattle-Tacoma International Airport|
|West Virginia||Charleston||Yeager Airport|
|The Virgin Islands||St. Thomas||Cyril E. King Airport|
|The Virgin Islands||St. Croix||Henry E. Rohlsen Airport|
Spirit Airlines flies to the following international destinations, which are all within the Americas - Accurate as of October 2019
|Aruba||Oranjestad||Queen Beatrix International Airport|
|Colombia||Armenia||El Edén International Airport|
|Colombia||Bogotá||El Dorado International Airport|
|El Dorado International Airport||Cali||Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport|
|Colombia||Cartagena||Rafael Núñez International Airport|
|Colombia||Medellin||José María Córdova International Airport|
|Costa Rica||San José de Costa Rica||Juan Santamaría International Airport|
|Dominican Republic||Punta Cana||Punta Cana International Airport|
|Dominican Republic||Santiago||Cibao International Airport|
|Dominican Republic||Santo Domingo||Las Américas International Airport|
|Ecuador||Guayaquil||Jose Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport|
|El Salvador||San Salvador||Monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport|
|Guatemala||Guatemala City||La Aurora International Airport|
|Haiti||Port-au-Prince||Toussaint Louverture International Airport|
|Honduras||San Pedro Sula||Ramón Villeda Morales International Airport|
|Jamaica||Kingston||Norman Manley International Airport|
|Jamaica||Montego Bay||Sangster International Airport|
|Mexico (Baja California Sur)||Cabo San Lucas||Los Cabos International Airport|
|Mexico (Quintana Roo)||Cancún||Cancún International Airport|
|Nicaragua||Managua||Augusto C. Sandino International Airport|
|Panama||Panama City||Tocumen International Airport|
|Peru||Lima||Jorge Chávez International Airport|
|Puerto Rico||Aguadilla||Rafael Hernández Airport|
|Puerto Rico||San Juan||Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport|
|Sint Maarten||Philipsburg||Princess Juliana International Airport|
Please note that only small personal items such as laptops, handbags and backpacks are included with the bare fare Spirit Airlines ticket. All additional carry-on and checked baggage will need to buy as excess 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.
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.
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.
There is 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.
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.
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.
Spirit Airlines does not offer in-flight entertainment on its flights.
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. Brand new in summer 2019, Spirit Airlines has 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.
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.
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.
Accurate as of March 2020
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Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL) is an airport located in Florida, in the United States, and close to the cities of Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood and Dania Beach. The airport is Spirit Airline’s largest base. Other airlines that fly to FLL include Air Canada, Allegiant Air, Delta Connection, Silver Airways, WestJet, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines.
Fort Lauderdale International Airport from above. Image Credit: Ziggymarley01, via Wikipedia Commons
Detroit Airport (DTW) is a busy international airport located in Michigan, in the United States. Airlines that also fly to the airport include American Eagle, United Express, Delta Connection, and Frontier Airlines.
Spirit Airlines also has operating bases at the following airports: Atlantic City; Chicago–O'Hare; Dallas/Fort Worth; Las Vegas; and Orlando.
Spirit Airlines is not part of an airline alliance.
Please be aware that Spirit Airline's 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.
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).
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).
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.
If you are a US resident, you can pay off your Spirit airline tickets in monthly instalments with Affirm. Applying for an Affirm loan is a flexible way to pay for your Spirit flights. Just select Affirm at the Alternative Airlines' checkout page. See all the different ways to pay for your tickets over time here.
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October 23rd, 2019
Spirit Airlines has unveiled a provisional deal to order 100 Airbus, from the A320neo-family of jets, which - once finalised - is to be delivered through to 2027. The order would hand the European planemaker a potential order in the $11 billion range.
The order would include a mix of all three of Airbus’s single-aisle models, from the A319neo to the A321neo, Spirit has said in a statement. The additional aircraft would be used to support the airline’s growth plans, as Spirit aims to add new destinations and expand its network across the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean in the near future.
October 09, 2019
Spirit Airlines has announced that it will offer a new non-stop service from Austin to Cancun, Mexico and add additional flights to Orlando from February 2020. It will also offer a non-stop service to Nashville and Newark from Austin in March 2020.
These new routes follow a previous announcement that new routes from Newark Liberty International Airport and Boston Logan International Airport to San Juan Luis Munoz Marin International Airport will begin in December 2019.