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Spirit Airlines Baggage Allowance and Fee

IATA : NK

ICAO : NKS

CallSign : SPIRIT WINGS

Founded : 1983 (as Charter One)

Key people : Ted Christie, CEO | Scott M. Haralson, Senior Vice President & CFO | John Bendoraitis, Executive Vice President & COO | Matt Klein, Senior Vice President & CCO

Country : United States

Address : 800 Executive Way #6542

City : Miramar

State : Miami,

Zip Code : 33025

Phone : 1 (855) 728-3555

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Personal item and Carry on

Only personal items which are small like handbags, laptop bags, any backpacks are considered as free baggage that is included in the base fare. 45 x 35 x 20 cm is the dimension that is allowed for carry-on baggage.

Checked baggage

There is a fee for taking checked luggage.  There are also many ways to minimize the payable amount. Firstly, the maximum permissible dimension is 62 inches or 158cm and the weight must be up to 40 pounds (18 Kg).  If this limit is exceeded, the fee is to be given for oversized baggage. 

Additional or Excess baggage

In addition, frequent travelers who book spirit airline flights can join the fare club which reduces the amount for carrying on baggage. For the non-members, the fee is more than the members of the club. It is better to pay for the baggage while booking on the website while paying and the great is the most expensive. But they actively discourage passengers from carrying extra baggage.


Baggage category Fee Max Weight Max Size (L+W+H)
Pre-booked carry-on $26-$55   10"x18"x22"
Gate check baggage fee $65   62"
First checked bag $21-$50 40lbs 80"
Second checked bag $31-$60 40lbs 80"
Third - fifth checked bag $76-$100 40lbs 80"
Overweight bag +$75 41-100lbs 80"
Oversized bag +$100 40lbs 63-80"
Oversized bag if +$150 40lbs  80"+

 

Spirit Airlines Baggage Fees & Allowance FAQ's

1. Is carrying a backpack on Spirit free?

The Base Fare for Spirit Airlines makes one personal item carrying free of cost. This personal item may include laptop bags, small handbags as well as a backpack. Passenger is also allowed to take additional carry-on luggage on board for some charge.

2. How can I add bags after I book Spirit Airlines ticket?

When you make online check-in, you can check the option of the “Add Bags” link. There you can make the purchase of extra baggage. If you purchase your extra bags in advance, then you can save some charge.

3. How much is charged over overweight bags?

Baggage category Fee Max Weight  
Overweight bag +$30 41-50lbs 80″
Overweight bag +$55 51-70lbs 80"
Overweight bag +$100 71-100lbs 80"
Oversized bag +$100 40lbs 63-80"
Oversized bag (special items) +$150 40lbs 80"+

 

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