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Questions about traveling with Spirit Airlines (IATA: NK), a US-based ultra-low cost carrier.

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Finding a laptop lost while on board a flight?

I flew from Dallas to Las Vegas today and left my laptop in the seat pocket. Unfortunately, I did not realize this fact until after I took another connecting flight and got home. As this was a Spirit ...
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Plus Size Traveling Spirit BFS

I’m traveling next week on Spirit and I chose a big front seat. I’m 5’4 and a US size 20. I’m worried that I will need a seat belt extender and from what I’ve heard they don’t offer that in the BFS’. ...
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Last leg canceled, airline isn't cooperating

My son is traveling from Peru to Atlanta, changing at Fort Lauderdale, on Spirit Airlines. He has reached FLL but Spirit canceled his FLL to ATL flight. (No apparent reason, not weather related as far ...
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What is better for mobility limited on Spirit: nonstop or big front seat?

I have mobility limitations. I cannot stand for more than a few seconds. I can walk like a normal person but only for a limited range of 100-300' (30-100m) before having to stop, and stopping ...
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Spirit Airline Flight Delay [duplicate]

On July 14, 2018 our Spirit Airline Flight #263 was delayed for over 4 hours. We were flying from BWI to Seattle, WA. The flight was supposed to leave at 7:20 AM. I would like to know what time the ...
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Can I check in at a kiosk if I selected "Online check in"?

I am travelling from Kingston, Jamaica to Fort Lauderdale tomorrow afternoon with Spirit Airlines. I selected "online check in" but have been unable to check in because I do not have a printer at home ...
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Can airport gates be double-booked? Arrival and departure gates are listed as the same

Tomorrow I am flying from BWI to ORD (flight NK761), then ORD to MSY (flight NK815). Right now 761 is listed as arriving at gate L11. Flight 815 is listed as departing from gate L11. 761 lands at ORD ...
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How are overweight surcharges calculated for connecting flights with Spirit?

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 ...
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Spirit Airlines: Carry-on weight limit?

On their website, Spirit Airlines has clear size limitations of "personal items", carry-on and check-in luggage. However, there does not seem to be a weight limit for carry-on luggage. Does that ...
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How often do Spirit $9 Fares get posted? [duplicate]

I'm a semi-frequent traveler (3-5x/year), and I'm debating whether to join the Spirit $9 Fare Club. My question is, how frequently do these club fares pop up? How does Spirit schedule these things? ...
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Is there an optimal time to check in to a Spirit flight?

I am planning to take a Spirit flight where I have not prepaid for a seat assignment. I will let Spirit pick my seat for me, which happens when I check in. From personal experience and from a few ...
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Are there Spirit Airlines kiosks at the airport on St Thomas, US Virgin Islands?

Are there Spirit kiosks at the airport on St Thomas, USVI? I want to avoid the $10 fee and will not have a place to print my boarding pass on the island.
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Fare hack: risk of booking a same-day multi-city ticket vs. through one-way ticket

I'm looking at a one-way plane ticket on Spirit Airlines. The itinerary requires a stop, and playing around with their website I discovered routing the connection as a single Multi-city booking on the ...
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Personal Item On Spirit Airlines

Is a laptop bag considered a personal item on Spirit Airlines? I know I can bring a small backpack but was not clear what a personal item represented.
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Is Pre-Check offered by Spirit Airlines?

Spirit does not offer TSA Pre-Check. We have a Global Entry card. Can we Pre-Check outside of the airline?
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Spirit Flight between ORD and OAK

Is Spirit planning to cancel their nonstop flight between ORD (O'Hare in Chicago) to OAK (Oakland, CA)? And, if so, are there any plans to reinstate this route? I can't seem to be able to find or ...
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Spirit Airlines online check-in with no printer [duplicate]

Can I just check in online and then print boarding passes from the kiosk at the airport? I am on vacation and don't have a printer available to me to print out anything.
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E-boarding pass - Do you really need the paper boarding pass for Spirit Airlines?

Flying Delta I was able to scan my boarding pass from my phone. Is this possible with Spirit? Why do I need to print the boarding pass for Spirit? I'm checking-in using my phone, do I still need to ...
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How can I find the cheapest Spirit flight from my location to anywhere?

I recently became a member of Spirit Airlines' $9 Fare Club. I would like to maximize the benefit by planning my vacations around cheap Spirit fares. Basically, what I am looking for is a way to find ...
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Cheaper Spirit flights at the airport?

Spirit Airlines flights are apparently cheapest to book at the airport. You still have to book in advance for the best fares, so it means making an extra trip to the airport. What I've read seems to ...
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Can I print my Spirit boarding pass at some kiosk at the airport, without having to pay $10?

I just did the online check in for Spirit Airlines (USA) and was told to print the boarding pass, otherwise it'd cost $10 at the airport. Is there a way for me to print it for free (i.e. without ...
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Traveling to Costa Rica with my girlfriend (16&17) without an adult, parental consent forms?

What do we need to make it through the airport (departing from USA) and Customs ... parental consent forms? We are planning to go for a month, to visit friends and family.
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Is Spirit Airlines's $9 Fare Club worth it?

Has anyone tried Spirit Airlines's $9 fare club membership ($60/year)? What do you get with your membership, and what makes it worth it?
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