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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.Visit Website
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Spirit Airlines has received a rating of 3.1 out of 5 bones by 23 dog owners on BringFido.
- Oct. 05, 2017Expensive/Not Enough Space Oct. 05, 2017Expensive/Not Enough Space
$100 each way is far too expensive, it doesn't take any extra space because it's where my feet should be. You literally have to squish the carrier to get it into position under the seat in front of you. This could injure my dog.
- Sep. 13, 2017Poor service Sep. 13, 2017Poor service
Very disappointed with Spirit. Booked my flight online (which didn't ask for pets) so when I called to add him to my ticket they said they could not accommodate my dog due to the 4 pet limit per flight they have. While I 100% understand this rule, I was not aware that they had reached the limit at the time of my booking. They said I can still fly WITHOUT my dog or change my flight and pay for the difference ($150+) in addition to the pet in cabin fee ($110) in addition to my original flight cost ($139). I had also originally paid extra to select my seat and lost that payment with the flight change- couldn't even get a refund! Very unfortunate being as I would have gone with another airline had I known I would have to pay this!! Outrageous. Correction to the Fido site- its $110 pet fee not $100.
- More than one year ago.Dr. More than one year ago.Dr.
I thought snub nose pets pugs persians boxers could not fly on international flights. I want to take my cat to Central America. Can they ride in cabin to Panama 3hr flight from Miami
- More than one year ago.Pet Size Carrier More than one year ago.Pet Size Carrier
The pet size carrier dimensions are as follows: "The dimensions of the container must not exceed 18" x 14" x 9" (45.72 cm x 35.56 cm x 22.86 cm)" This was found on Spirit Airlines website:https://customersupport.spirit.com/hc/en-us/articles/202096926-Does-Spirit-Airlines-allow-pets-on-board-
- More than one year ago.9' PET CARRIER More than one year ago.9' PET CARRIER
I HAVE LOOKED ALL OVER THE WORLD FOR THIS SIZE PET CARRIER. THERE IS NONE. MY FLIGHT LEAVES IN A FEW DAYS
- More than one year ago.Flyer More than one year ago.Flyer
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.
- More than one year ago.Very accomodating More than one year ago.Very accomodating
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.
- More than one year ago.charkie my dog More than one year ago.charkie my dog
if I knew that I would have so much trouble getting my dog added to my reservations I would never have purchased a ticket !!!!!
- More than one year ago.Dog Carrier More than one year ago.Dog Carrier
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.
- More than one year ago.Question More than one year ago.Question
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.
- More than one year ago.Sherpa Bag for Dog More than one year ago.Sherpa Bag for Dog
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.
- More than one year ago.Medical More than one year ago.Medical
Does a dog have to have a Vet checkup before the trip?
- More than one year ago.DONT More than one year ago.DONT
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
- More than one year ago.TRAVELING TO COLOMBIA More than one year ago.TRAVELING TO COLOMBIA
iWANT TO TRAVEL TO COLOMBIA WITH MY LITTLE DOG, BUT SPIRIT SAID IT IS NOT PERMIT. SOMOBODAY KNOWS SOMETHING ABOUT?. THANKS.
- More than one year ago.dog carrier More than one year ago.dog carrier
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
- More than one year ago.Carrier Restrictions More than one year ago.Carrier Restrictions
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.
- More than one year ago.soft container size More than one year ago.soft container size
I have a Sherpa traveler the height is 10 in Spirits only excepts 9. Has anyone had problems??
- More than one year ago.how bad is it to fly More than one year ago.how bad is it to fly
i need to fly with my 10lbs dog i dont want to leave him behide how is spirit airlines with there crrier type
- More than one year ago.Dimensions More than one year ago.Dimensions
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?
- More than one year ago.What is Spirits policy for traveling with service dogs? More than one year ago.What is Spirits policy for traveling with service dogs?
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?
- More than one year ago.Mrs More than one year ago.Mrs
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.
- More than one year ago.Deciding which airlines to fly with. More than one year ago.Deciding which airlines to fly with.
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.
- More than one year ago.dog owner More than one year ago.dog owner
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?