liligo.com shares all the baggage information you need to fly on the low-cost carrier, Spirit Airlines, without being sucker punched with a nasty pre-vacation luggage fine. From carry on allowance to checked baggage policies, we’ve got you covered.
Spirit Airlines is the leading Ultra Low Cost Carrier in the US. With fare tickets named ‘Bare Fare’ and ‘$9 Fare Club’ it’s known for its no fuss, yet super cheap, flight tickets. In order to keep fares so low Spirit Airlines charges for carry-ons and checked bags.
Of course, the airlines which are known for their super cheap flight tickets are also notorious for hitting you with a whopping fine if you fail to adhere to the weight or measurements policy.
In order to be extra careful on your next cheap flight to Las Vegas, read our luggage rules for Spirit Airlines so you can be safe in the knowledge that you will not be a victim of surprise airport fees.
Permitted Dimensions For Carry-On Baggage
Spirit Airlines’ Bare Fare includes one personal item for free; your personal item must not exceed 18 x 14 x 8 inches including handles and wheels.
If you would like to take a carry-on bag with you and don’t book it in advance, you will be charged $100 at the gate. To save money purchase your carry-on bag when you purchase your ticket online. You can also purchase your carry-on bag online before or during online check in, however this will cost more. The price for pre-booked carry-on baggage will vary between $26 – $50; the baggage must not exceed 22 x 18 x 10 inches (including handles and wheels).
Permitted Dimensions For Checked Baggage
Checked baggage must not exceed 40 lbs and 62 linear inches. If you check in your bag at the gate it will cost a standard $100, however if you pre-book your checked luggage along with your flight ticket you will save a considerable amount of dollar. You can take up to 5 bags maximum: the first checked bag will cost $21 – $45, second checked bag will cost $31 – $55, third, fourth and fifth checked bag will cost $67 – $100. You can pre-book at the time of purchasing your ticket, which is the cheapest option; checked baggage can also be pre-booked before or during online check in, however this comes at a higher price.
Overweight and oversized fees
You should be super careful not to over pack your bags - that extra luggage is really not worth getting charged an additional $25! If your checked bag is overweight or oversized you will be charged with an additional fee:
- 41 – 50 lbs +$30
- 51 – 70 lbs +$55
- 71 – 99 lbs +$100
- 63 – 80 linear inches +$100
- Special items over 80 linear inches +$150
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