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Spirit Airlines Reservations
United States: 800-772-7117
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Spirit Airlines Pet Policy

Carry-On Pet Policy:

Spirit Airlines accepts small pets (domestic dogs, cats and small household birds ONLY) for transportation in the passenger cabin on flights within the continental United States. Dogs and cats, but not birds, are also permitted in the cabin on flights to/from Puerto Rico or St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. Pets are not permitted in the cabin on international flights. The fee for bringing your pet in the cabin will be $100 each way. Pet fees must be paid at the time of making your reservation. Each passenger is limited to bringing one pet carrier containing up to two pets. Since the fee is per container, passengers traveling with two puppies or kittens in the same compartment will only have to pay one pet fee. Many states and foreign countries require that pets be accompanied by a health certificate. However, Spirit Airlines does not require a health certificate for carry-on pets. Nevertheless, it is the passenger's responsibility to ensure that proper documentation is available in the event that it is requested. Passengers traveling with pets must check-in at the ticket counter. Curbside or self-service check-in is not available. Please allow extra time beyond normal check-in guidelines when traveling with your pet.

Checked Bagage/Cargo Policy:

Due to the extreme temperatures that may be experienced in cargo areas, Spirit Airways does not transport pets as checked baggage.

Carrier Guidelines:

Pets traveling in the cabin must remain in a pet carrier at all times while on the aircraft. Pets must be free to stand in an upright position and comfortably move about the carrier. A maximum of two similar pets may share the same container, provided that they can meet these requirements when inside the container. The dimensions of the pet carrier must not exceed 18" long x 14" wide x 9" high. The pet carrier must be able to fit under the seat in front of you. Soft-sided containers are permitted in the cabin, but not the type which permit the pet’s head to remain outside the container.

Pet Reservations:

Spirit Airlines limits the number of pet containers inside the cabin to four per flight on routes within the U.S., including San Juan, Puerto Rico and St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. Therefore, it is essential that you reserve a ticket for yourself and your pet as soon as possible after your travel plans are confirmed.
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Question
Maria in New Jersey
Can my two small dogs fly from North America to South America ??if is a yes I guess this is the best airline I ever took.
 
Medical
Rebecca in Phoeix
Does a dog have to have a Vet checkup before the trip?
 
dog carrier
Linda in Massachusetts
I recently flew on Spirit with my 4 month old Shih Tzu who weighted about 5 pounds. I got the Delta Airline soft carrier. My carrier is 10 inches high inside, 10.5 total outside height. My dog seem comfortable. The sides and top can be pushed in a little to fit under the seat. Since Spirit does not give you much leg room I did have to squeeze it in a little. I would fly again with my pet on Spirit Airlines
 
Dimensions
carmen in new jeersey
Hi Maryellensaturday 3/12/11 and I could not find a kennel or soft container with 9" height either. Did you travel without problems with your pet or not?
 
Flyer
Bob in Absecon
My wife travels with service pet frequently never been a problem with the exception of having to tell Staff that it's a service pet and allowed to be on lap again and again. Most saff are very courteous and accommodating every once in a while you will get one that is not.
 
Very accomodating
Sharon in Ft Lauderdale
I take my 15 lb poodle on flights to Phila frequently in a soft sided carrier. He snuggles in and sleeps the entire trip. All the attendants and most of the passengers don't even realize he is there. At check-in the Spirit staff is very nice.
 
Sherpa Bag for Dog
Elena in San Juan
I went from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Orlando on Spirit. I paid for the Big Front Chair, but I had to finally switch chairs with the guy behind me because there is a barrirer under the BFC. In relation to the dimensions of the bag, I didn´t have any problem.
 
TRAVELING TO COLOMBIA
ROSA in CANADA
iWANT TO TRAVEL TO COLOMBIA WITH MY LITTLE DOG, BUT SPIRIT SAID IT IS NOT PERMIT. SOMOBODAY KNOWS SOMETHING ABOUT?. THANKS.
 
Dog Carrier
Roberta in New York
I have seen several questions regarding size of carrier. I have not been able to find one 9" high. Has anyone traveled on Spirit with a Sherpa which is 10.5 inches high equivalent? Has Spirit given you a problem??? Please answer soon as I have already booked the flight and I am getting really nervous that I won't be able to board.
 
Carrier Restrictions
Amanda in Illinois
I haven't flown on Spirit with a puppy - but have on several other airlines with similar size restrictions. I use the LARGE Original Deluxe Sherpa bag. Up to 18" long x 11" high & 22 lbs. This bag, although larger than most airlines restrictions is collapsible, meaning that you can squish it down and mold it to the shape and size of the space under the seat. Some other carriers have reinforced walls that will not do this. This carrier in particular will fit in smaller places but still accomodate a taller puppy/larger small breed dog adequately. You should choose an aisle seat if possible for the most space and room to maneuver ifyou need to attend to the puppy in some way.
 
What is Spirits policy for traveling with service dogs?
Ann in Sylvan Lake
I've read Spirit's policy relating to traveling with pets, but can't find anything in writing regarding service dogs. Can anyone who has traveled with a service dog on Spirit comment?
 
Deciding which airlines to fly with.
Rita in New York
I want to travel with my two cats i haven't booked it yet. I have been hearing that southwest airlines is very pet friendly but i wanted to try spirit airlines has anyone flown with their pet on Spirit airlines? They allow 2 animals in one bag with no weight requirement. I flew american from orlando to JFK american was very nice but they have a weight maximum of 20 pounds and my boys are about 22 pounds with the case. So i need another airlines. I bought a large sherpa bag and it was fine.
 
dog owner
Maryellen in Seffner Florida
Has anyone been denied boarding with their pet because of the carrier type/dimensions? I'm having a hard time finding one that doesnt exceed Spirits 9" height restriction. Any suggestions on brands to use?
 
how bad is it to fly
maritsa in greenacres fl
i need to fly with my 10lbs dog i dont want to leave him behide how is spirit airlines with there crrier type
 
Mrs
Julie in Boston
I have a Service animal that Soirit is not very happy to have. The new planes do not have a wall seperating "the big front seats" from the economy cabin. Therefore there is no first row for your dog to sit confortably. They wanted me to put the dog in the aisle a few times and I refused. On several occassions I have had to threaten to call the ADA. Its never pleasant on Spirit.
 
charkie my dog
noel in las vegas
if I knew that I would have so much trouble getting my dog added to my reservations I would never have purchased a ticket !!!!!
 
DONT
Bailey in Minnesota
On 12/12/12 I traveled with my pug. Pugs have breathing problems and She was under the seat,they wont allow me on the seat. She DIED the CROW DID NOT HELP. DO NOT TRAVEL on SPIRT with an animal or at least know the danger
 
soft container size
Lisa in Indiana
I have a Sherpa traveler the height is 10 in Spirits only excepts 9. Has anyone had problems??
 
Question
Betty in Minnesota
I have 2 small dogs and a carrier that is 18X11X10 is a little tight. Has anyone gone a bit larger like 20X11X12 ?
 
Helpful
Lisa in New jersey
I haven't flown spirit with pets but the comments answered all of my questions.
 
Sleepy pod Air
Jen in Astoria, NY
Google this and get one, for real. best decision ever.
 
dog traveler reply to above
Carol in San Juan
Probably the soft sided ones is what you need. they adjust down from top since they are flexible
 
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