Spirit Airlines Baggage Fees

Below is a summary of the fees charged by Spirit Airlines for most domestic flights. The actual Spirit Airlines baggage fees you will pay may vary based on fare class, frequent flier status, and specific route flown. Please consult Spirit’s website to calculate the exact fee you will pay.

Spirit baggage fees
Baggage category Fee Max Weight Max Size (L+W+H)
Pre-booked carry-on $26-$55 10"x18"x22"
Gate check baggage fee $65 62"
First checked bag $21-$50 40lbs 80"
Second checked bag $31-$60 40lbs 80"
Third - fifth checked bag $76-$100 40lbs 80"
Overweight bag +$75 41-100lbs 80"
Oversized bag +$100 40lbs 63-80"
Oversized bag +$150 40lbs 80"+

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Spirit Airlines carry-on baggage fees

While one personal item per passenger is allowed for free, Spirit baggage fees for carry-on luggage cost between $26-$55 depending on how and when the fee is paid.

Spirit Airlines checked baggage fees

The typical fees for checking your first or second bag on Spirit weighing up to 40lbs and measuring 62″ (L+W+H) or less range from $21 to $65.

Spirit Airlines excess baggage fees

These are the per-bag fees for checking excess baggage on Spirit Airlines. Checking a third, fourth, or fifth bag will cost $76-$100 each.

Spirit Airlines overweight baggage fees

Overweight baggage is considered any bag weighing more than 40lbs. The fees for checking overweight baggage on Spirit are charged in addition to any standard, excess or oversized baggage fees. The fee for baggage weighing 51-99 pounds is an additional $75. Baggage weighing 100 pounds or more is prohibited.

Spirit Airlines oversized baggage fees

Most bags with a sum of length, width, and height of greater than 62 inches will fall into the oversized category. Oversized baggage fees are charged in addition to any standard, excess, or overweight fee. Any bag measuring 63"-80" will be charged an additional $100. Baggage measuring more than 80" total will be charged an additional $150.

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More information on Spirit baggage fees

The actual Spirit Airlines baggage fees charged for checked luggage will vary depending on your specific fare class, loyalty status, and other factors. For additional information on Spirit Airlines checked baggage fees, please visit Spirit’s website. Spirit® is a trademark of Spirit Airlines, Inc. This page was last updated on September 26, 2018. Neither LugLess, nor its parent, subsidiaries, and/or affiliates, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information contained herein.