Spirit Airlines

Spirit Airlines

  • By Anthony B
  • Airlines
  • 20.09.2016

Spirit Airlines was established in 1980, and is rated a three star low cost airline (SkyTrax), which is currently flying to about 50 destinations. Known for its grassroots advertising through controversal marketing campaigns, Spirit airlines operates out of Florida and is not part of any airline alliance; with hubs all around the US. Recognized by the blue tail on aircraft, its accent colors relate to many of the Latin American flags, which they happen to have service to.

Spirit Airlines: Tickets and Checking-in

Three simple and convenient methods to check-in:

Airport counter - most traditional method, simply stop by the labeled Spirit counter at the airport.

24 h or advance - saving time and possibly the hassle of lining up, you can check-in over the internet or phone, up to 24 hours in advance of the scheduled departure. You may have to line up and go through counter check-in if you are checking bags or are flying internationally.

e Kiosk - bypassing the long lines at the counter is made easy with a few taps at the Spirit Airlines electronic kiosk. Depending on the airport they may or may not be available, and if you are checking bags then you still need to go to the counter.

Luggage restrictions and other information

Depending on your ticket type there are different allowable limits for checked and carry-on size limits and weights. There are additional charges that are levied if your bags are too heavy, too large, or you simply have too many bags to check. For an extended and specific breakdown of the limits visit the Spirit Airlines website.

Classes of tickets

Spirit airlines offers only one types of ticket class: economy

Economy Class

The economy class tickets have a defined distance of 32 to 34 inches between rows of seats. For an additional charge there are some flights that offer a “Big Front Seats”, with 5 more inches of legroom. The types of planes and amenities differ from flight to flight, but an economy ticket may include a variety in selection of snacks and drinks, as well as an inflight magazine. There are no entertainment options that are currently fitted on any of the flights, with no plans to adjust this in the future.

Spirit Airlines’ Fleet & Lounge

The planes that are operated by Spirit airlines consist exclusively of Airbus aircraft, including the A319, A320, and A321. They also do not operate any lounges or have any affiliation with lounges.