I have a flight with two segments booked on a single ticket with Spirit Airlines in a few days and I want to make sure I correctly understand their overweight surcharges. On their website it says that a bag with 41-50 lbs. will cost me +$30 and a bag with 51-70 lbs. will cost +55$. It's not clear to me whether I'll pay that twice (since I have two flights) or only once.

It doesn't say anything on their website and I didn't find anything online but I experienced unpleasant surprises in the past I'd like to avoid this time.

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    You are travelling on a single ticket, all you laggages will be charged once and transported/transferred by airlines internally to another flight. (Only if you two segments flights are owned by same airlines company.)
    – Rafee
    Dec 20, 2017 at 2:04
  • @Rafee As far as I remember I had the pleasure of traveling with an airline which charged overweight surcharges based on the number of flight segments and not the number of tickets. Dec 20, 2017 at 2:10
  • You should contact the airlines. One of my friends traveled from China (2 Stops) to Singapore, except in that case 1 excess laggage. Charged only 1 time. Airlnes : China Eastern. (Sometimes, they are kind of enough that, they will ignore excess of 1-2 kgs. this happened with me with China Eastern)
    – Rafee
    Dec 20, 2017 at 2:20
  • @Rafee I tried that without any success so far. That's why I thought that maybe here somebody can help. Dec 20, 2017 at 2:36
  • based on my understanding with this link customersupport.spirit.com/hc/en-us/articles/… is included with your ticket (Bare Fare™).. I believe, they will charge only one time.
    – Rafee
    Dec 20, 2017 at 3:10

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It seems Spirit charges overweight surcharges based on the number of tickets, so if you have a flight with two segments you still pay the surcharge only once. (As expected contacting them didn't help too much as they just copied information from their website, however I already took the flight and paid for overweight luggage.)

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