Spirit allows only a personal item for free included in the base fare. The personal item that can be a purse, handbag, or a small backpack should not exceed the size of 18 x 14 x 8 inches or 45 x 35 x 20 cm for qualifying for free air travel. Besides this, travelers need to pay for any carry-on and checked bag, which depends on the flight route, size, weight limit, and the time when they pay for it.
Spirit flyers can take one to five checked bags depending on travel needs and flight routes. However, they need to pay the requisite fee for these bags based on flight routes, loyalty status, number of checked bags, and any promotional offer.
How much does Spirit Airlines charge for checked baggage?
Travelers can purchase 2nd checked bag during online booking with Saver$ club membership for $32, and without club membership, it costs $41. If you buy it before/during online check-in with Saver$ club membership, you have to spend $42 and $51 without it. The same checked bag will cost you $60 at the airport.
3rd, 4th and 5th Checked Bag
Travelers can purchase 3rd, 4th, and 5th checked bags during online booking with Saver$ club membership for $76, and without club membership, it costs $85. If you buy it before/during online check-in with Saver$ club membership, you have to spend $86 and $95 without it. The same checked bag will cost you $100 at the airport.
Spirit Excess Checked Baggage Fee
Spirit airline allows checked bags of 41 lb. or 18.1 kg. If your checked bag’s weight exceeds the normal weight, you need to pay a fee for excess weight baggage.
- Weighing between 41-50 lbs (18 and 23 kg)- $30 per bag.
- Weight between 51-70 lbs (23 and 32 kg):-$55 per bag.
- Weight between 71-100 lbs (32 and 45 kg):– $100 per bag.
The size limit of a checked bag is 62 inches or 158 cm total. If a checked bag’s dimensions exceed 68-80 inches (158 – 203cm), the fee is $100. If your bag’s dimension is over 80 linear inches (203cm), you need to pay the cost of $150. Taking into account the Spirit checked baggage allowance, fee, and charges will help you pack smartly and lightly and save max on your overall flight booking.
How to avoid the fees on checked baggage on Spirit Airlines?
Joining the Saver$ fare club allows you to get a 50% discount on your baggage fee compared to what you may need to pay at the airport. You can safely pay less than the standard airfare with the club membership. If you are a military person, you can bring one carry-on bag and two checked bags for free.