Spirit Airlines

Spirit Airlines is a low-cost airline based in Florida operating flights across the United States and the Americas. With six operating bases across the United States including its largest hub Fort Lauderdale Airport, Spirit Airlines flies to 60 destinations with a fleet of 98 aircraft. Initially established in 1980 under the name of Charter One, the airline transitioned to an ultra low-cost airline from 2007 onwards.

*This information is correct as of February 2017

Why Fly with Spirit Airlines

How to Check in

Passengers flying with Spirit Airlines are able to check-in online to skip the queues at the airport, or you can do things the traditional way at an airport counter if you aren’t able to get online. Those needing to check-in online can do so from 24 hours up to 1 hour before flight departures and are also able to purchase seats or baggage at a cheaper price than at the airport. There are self-service kiosks at the airport to use, although you can also check-in at counters. Be advised that there is a small 35AED* surcharge to print off your boarding pass at an airport counter.

Baggage Allowances and Fees

Any traveler needing to bring baggage on Spirit Airlines flights will need to pay an additional fee, although all passengers are allowed to bring a small personal item on flights free of charge. Prices for baggage vary considerably according to your route and the weight of your bags. The Spirit Airlines website has a handy baggage calculator that allows you to check current rates for your flight. Be advised that purchasing baggage during the booking process is significantly cheaper compared to the rates offered at the airport.


When purchasing tickets or checking in online, travelers have the option to select a preferred seat for an additional fee. If you choose not to select a seat, you will automatically be assigned one at no extra charge when you check-in. There are seats in the front rows of the aircraft offered increased legroom for those who like to stretch out. Although prices vary according to your flight, purchasing seats can cost as little as 18AED*.

On Board Service

During flights passengers are able to purchase a variety of food and beverages from the in-flight menu. On the menu travelers can enjoy food ranging from sandwiches to simple snacks as well as a variety of beverages both hot and cold.

* These prices are converted from USD to AED and correct as of February 2017. Always check with the airline for the most up-to-date price conversion.

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