Spirit Airlines 2018 Baggage Allowance

If you’re travelling with Spirit Airlines on an upcoming flight, find out everything you need to know about Spirit Airlines Baggage allowance, restrictions, fees and charges.


Spirit Airlines Carry-On Baggage

Spirit Airlines passengers are charged for both carry-ons and checked bags. This is so that the airline can keep their ticket prices low. However, one personal item that fits entirely in the smaller sizer box (such as a purse, small backpack, etc) is included with your ticket. Anything larger, such as a standard carry-on bag or checked bag will need to be paid for.

A personal item must be no bigger than 45 x 35 x 20cm.

The fee for bringing a larger item on board varies according to when the allowance is actually purchased. If purchased online during the flight booking process, the fee is typically $37. If, however, the allowance is purchased during online check-in, the fee increases to $45 as standard, it then increases to $55 at the airport or $65 at the gate.

Carry-on baggage must be no bigger than 56 x 46 x 25cm.


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Spirit Airlines Checked Baggage

Spirit Airlines passengers are not entitled to any free checked baggage allowance. Again, this is so that the airline can keep their ticket prices low for everyone. Checked baggage must not weigh more than 45kg or measure more than 203cm in overall dimensions.

Please see the table below for more information on check baggage prices:

Baggage TypeDuring Booking (Standard Fare)During Booking ($9 Fare Club)Before Online Check-In (Standard Fare)Before Online Check-In ($9 Fare Club)
Carry-On Bag$31$40$41$50
1st Checked Bag$26$35$36$45
2nd Checked Bag$36$45$46$55
3rd-5th Checked Bag$81$90$91$100
Baggage TypeDuring Online Check-In (Standard Fare)During Online Check-In ($9 Fare Club)AirportGate
Carry-On Bag$41$50$55$65
1st Checked Bag$36$45$50$65
2nd Checked Bag$46$55$60N/A
3rd-5th Checked Bag$91$100$100N/A

The number of checked bags you are permitted depends on your destination.

Please visit the Spirit Airlines website for more information on this.


Spirit Airlines Excess Baggage

Please see below for Spirit’s policy on excess baggage weight/dimensions:

Excess Weight/DimensionsPer Bag
18-23kg+ $30
23-32kg+ $55
32-45kg+ $100
158-203cm+ $100
203cm+ $150

Please visit the Spirit Airlines website for more information on this.


Spirit Airlines Exceptional Baggage

Please see below for Spirit’s policy on special baggage:

Baggage TypeEach Way
Bicycle$75
Surf Board (maximum of 2 surfboards in one bag)$100
Golf ClubsSame as checked bags, overweight charges may apply
Skis/SnowboardsSame as checked bags, overweight charges may apply

Please visit the Spirit Airlines website for more information on this.


Uni Baggage – Airline Baggage Alternative

In terms of flight costs, Spirit baggage are an undeniably affordable travel option. However, the absence of free baggage allowance in order to keep their costs as low as possible does mean that you run the risk of increasing the cost of your overall trip if you have a lot of luggage to bring with you. This is especially the case if you exceed the permitted weight or size allowance or book additional baggage at the airport.

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Uni Baggage provides a great low-cost alternative to airline baggage, with fast and convenient luggage shipping which allows you to travel hands-free. It means you’ll save yourself some time at the airport when you don’t have to check-in your bags, no waiting around at the luggage carousels on the other side and ultimately, one less thing to worry about whilst you travel. To give you that extra peace of mind, Uni Baggage offers £100 free compensation cover on every single shipment, which can be increased right up to the value of £1000 if you wish. Contact our support team if you have any questions!

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Content is based on information gathered from the following sources on 30/10/2018
https://customersupport.spirit.com/hc/en-us/articles/202096476-What-are-the-size-and-weight-limits-for-bags-

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