Spirit Baggage

Carry-On Allowance: 1 Bag + 1 Personal Item

Each passenger is allowed to carry on one personal item such as a purse or briefcase free of charge. Passengers can also bring carry on bags, but please note that Spirit Airlines charges a fee of up to $50 for the one carry-on bag – see the Baggage Fee section below for a list of applicable fees. Assistive devices, outer garments and infant diaper bags do not count towards carry on allowance and can be brought free of charge. All carry-on luggage must fit in the overhead bin and the personal item must fit under the seat in front of you and adhere to the following requirements:

  • Maximum Dimensions of Personal item: 16in x 14in x 12in (length x width x height)
  • Maximum Dimensions of Carry-on Luggage: 22in x 18in x 10in (length x width x height) including handles and wheels
Oversized baggage fees also apply to carry-on baggage. If your bag is over the maximum size dimensions, you will have to pay the airport fee for checked baggage, $100.

REMINDER: Bulkhead seats do not have underseat storage during take-off and landing.
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Checked Baggage Allowance

Spirit Airlines charges a fee for all checked baggage - please see the Baggage Fee table below for a list of applicable fees. All checked luggage must adhere to the following requirements:

  • Maximum Dimensions: 62 linear inches/158 cm (length + width + height)
  • Maximum Weight: 40 lb/18.1 kg

Baggage Fees ( all charges are per bag and is each way)

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Domestic

International

Carry-On Bag (At Booking / before check-in)

$35

$35

First Checked Bag (At Booking / before check-in)

$30

$30

Second Checked Bag (At Booking / before check-in)

$40

$40

Third, Fourth, Fifth Checked Bag (At Booking / before check-in)

$85

$85

Carry-On Bag (At Check-In)

$40

$40

First Checked Bag (At Check-In)

$35

$35

Second Checked Bag (At Check-In)

$45

$45

Third, Fourth, Fifth Checked Bag (At Check-In)

$90

$90

Spirit Airlines also provides discount on baggage fees to customers who participate in the $9 FARE CLUB. You can find more information on Spirit Airlines fees here

Please note that airline policies and fees change frequently. We recommend verifying the actual cost of any applicable baggage fees on the Spirit Airlines website when making your travel plans.

Overweight Baggage Fees

Fee for any bag weighing 41-50 lb (18 - 23 kg): $25.00 per bag 
Fee for any bag weighing 51-70 lb (23 - 32 kg): $50 per bag
Fee for any bag weighing 71-99 lb (32 - 45 kg): $100 per bag

Bags weighing more than 99 lb will not be accepted. If a bag is both oversize and overweight, passengers will be charged both fees.

Also between Dec 1 and Jan 10, bags cannot exceed 50 lb/22.73 kg for international destinations.

Oversize Baggage Fees

Fee for any bag between 62-79 linear inches: $100 per bag
Fee for any bag between 80-159 linear inches: $150 per bag

Bags exceeding 160 inches will not be accepted. If a bag is both oversize and overweight, passengers will be charged both fees.

Sports Equipment

Some checked items, such as bicycles and surfboards will be charged a fixed handling fee between $75 - $100 because of size, fragility, or other handling requirements while others may be checked in lieu of one of your checked bags. If you plan to travel with sporting equipment, contact Spirit Airlines directly to confirm packing regulations and fees.

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