Thinking about flying again? Its okay if you have forgotten about Spirit Airlines Baggage Policy and have been searching the net for a while now. This is where we come to help. We have written this blog for anyone who is planning to fly with Spirit this year. Getting an in-depth knowledge of the baggage policy and things related to it will only make your travel experience rich and comfortable. Stick till the end with us for the fee structure on checked baggage.

Get to know your airlines first

Interesting fact- Did you know that Spirit was founded under the name Charter One? Yes, it was originally named Charter One but then eventually settled on the current name. The airline commenced operations in 1990, seven years after being founded. The ultra -low- cost airline is headquartered in Miramar, Florida and has elements of Miami spirit in it (See what we did there). The airline operates scheduled flights to the Caribbean, Latin America and all of U.S. Despite being a low-cost carrier, it has a fleet size of 159 and operates more than 60 flights daily. The number may fluctuate because of COVID-19 travel restrictions.

Let’s have a look at Spirit Airlines Aircrafts

Airbus A319-100

Airbus A319 NEO

Airbus A320-200

Airbus A320 NEO

Airbus A321-200

Airbus A321 NEO

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Spirit Airlines Baggage Policy in a nutshell

Passengers can bring one personal item such as a laptop for free of cost. Passengers who are bringing carry on small item and carry -on baggage will have to applicable fees. The passenger will be charged additional fees per bag on checked bags for more than two bags. Passengers will have to applicable fee on oversized baggage as per the size restrictions of the bag. Passengers will have to applicable fee on overweight baggage as per the weight restrictions of the bag. Certain sport items require the applicable fee.

Everything you need to know about Spirit Airlines Baggage Policy

Since Spirit is an ultra- low- cost airline, they charge passengers for carry-on small item and carry-on baggage. You might be wondering why is that, well the charges on baggage are applied so that the ticket prices can ne kept at their lowest. Otherwise, it will become almost impossible for the airline to stay afloat. Passenger can however bring one personal item such as a small purse with them for no extra cost. This applies to one ticket per passenger. If you wish to steer away from paying overweight and oversize fees, then make sure your carry-on bag and checked baggage does not exceed the size and weight requirements.

Let’s talk about dimensions of carry-on and personal item.

The Spirit Airlines size measurements of carry-on luggage are (24*18*10 )(50inches) or (56*45*25)(127 centimetres). The measurements are in linear which means it includes the size of wheels and handle. Please make sure your carry-on should be small enough to fit under the seat in front of the passenger or in the overhead bin on the flight. The Spirit Airlines size measurements of carry-on small item are (18*14*08)(50inches) or (46*36*20)(102 centimetres). Make sure your personal item is small enough to fit in the seat in front of the passenger. Please check the list mentioned below that are not considered as personal items and therefore incur additional fee.

  • Bags
  • Jacket
  • Duty-free items
  • Umbrella
  • Strollers
  • Child Restraint Seats
  • Walkers
  • Crutches

Please note that bulkhead seats on the plane do not have under-seat storage so the passenger has the overhead bin option to store their carry-on baggage.

What does Spirit Airlines Baggage Policy say about Oversized, Overweight, and Extra Baggage?

With Spirit you can bring 2 checked bags with you, with a fee incurred per bag of course. The maximum number of bags that can be carried are 5. The number may vary depending upon the destination so we advise you to check the website before making reservations.

What are the weight and size requirements of checked baggage?

The size dimensions for checked baggage is 62 inches or 157 centimetres. Keep in mind that this is the linear dimension meaning it contains the size of wheels and handles as well. The weight requirements for checked baggage is 40 pounds or 18 kilograms. Keep in mind that this is the linear dimension meaning it contains the size of wheels and handles as well. If the luggage exceeds the weight and size requirements it will fall under oversize and overweight baggage. More on it-later.

Baggage Fees incurred under Spirit Airlines Baggage Policy

When it comes to applicable fees on carry-on baggage and checked baggage, the prices are different. Read the fee structure mentioned below.

Time and Location Applicable Fee
Airport Kiosk $55
Airport Gate $65
Before Online Check-In $45
While Online Check-In $45
During Booking The Flight $35

There is different fee structure for checked baggage fees for the first baggage and the bags after that with the airlines. Have a look at the same.

Baggage Fee Structure For First Baggage

Time and Location Applicable Fee
Airport Kiosk $50
Before Online Check-In $40
While Online Check-In $40
During Booking The Flight $40

Baggage Fee Structure For First Baggage

Time and Location Applicable Fee
Airport Kiosk $60
Before Online Check-In $50
While Online Check-In $50
During Booking The Flight $40

Special Note- During holiday season or peak season the airline can increase the price upto 2USD extra on baggage fees. $9 Fare Club member gets discount up to 9USD on their baggage fees.

Baggage Fee Structure for Excess Baggage

Baggage Fee is incurred after the passenger carries more than two checked bags. Have a look at the fee structure below.

Time and Location Applicable Fee
Airport Kiosk $100
Before Online Check-In $95
While Online Check-In $95
During Booking The Flight $85

Baggage Fees incurred on Overweight Baggage as per Spirit Airlines Baggage Policy

As we have already mentioned, every airline has its own size and weight requirements. Going beyond that, the baggage is considered overweight (if the weight limit is exceeded) and oversized (if the size limit is exceeded). The passenger is charged for either of the category. However, the amount to be paid depend upon the size and weight category the checked baggage falls in. To make things easier we have made charts for both the categories. Come back to this blog whenever you need to check the fee structure.

Weight in kg and lbs Fee Per Overweight Baggage
18-23 kg/41-50 lbs $30
23-32 kg/51-70 lbs $55
32-45 kg/71-100 lbs $100

Baggage weighing more that 46 kg or 100 pounds will not be accepted by Spirit as checked baggage. For flights to and from the United States, the weight of the checked baggage should be below 50 pounds or 23 kg. Please visit the website, www.spirit.com to learn more about it.

Size in cm and linear inches Fee Per Oversize Baggage
158-203 cm/63-80 inches $100
203-406cm/80-160 inches $150

The airline under Spirit Airlines Baggage Policy does not accept any baggage that goes beyond 406 cm or 160 linear inches

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