What Is the Spirit Airline Baggage Policy?


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The baggage policy for Spirit Airlines differs from the policy of most major airlines in that passengers are charged for both carry-on and checked bags. The prices vary depending on how early the bags are declared. Passengers pay the lowest fees when they elect to declare bags during online booking.

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What Is the Spirit Airline Baggage Policy?
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Spirit Airlines is considered an ultra low-cost airline, and the company states on its website that baggage fees help to keep the ticket prices low. They charge $35 for a carry-on bag during online booking, $45 during online check-in and $50 at the airport, as of April 2015. The fees for a first checked bag are $5 less in each instance. Checking any bag at the gate involves a flat fee of $100.

Second checked bags start at $40 during online booking, $50 during online checking and $55 at the airport. Additional bags are more expensive, starting at $85 online to $100 at the airport. Fees for overweight or oversized baggage are $25 to $150 depending on size, and the airline charges $75 to transport a bicycle and $100 for a surfboard.

Spirit offers its $9 Fare Club for passengers who wish to save money on tickets and baggage fees alike. The price to enroll is $59.95, as of April 2015. Club members pay $9 less on each baggage fee for as long as their enrollment remains current.

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