If you are planning on flying Spirit Airlines with your wheelchair or mobility aid. You may be wondering if it’s possible to do so on Spirit Airlines. After all, this budget airline doesn’t allow passengers to Spirit Airlines fly with these items. If they are too large to fit in the overhead compartment or underneath the seat in front of them. And standard airline wheelchairs often exceed these dimensions. This article will take you through the specifics of how to travel with your wheelchair or mobility aid on Spirit Airlines.
What are the rules regarding bringing personal assistive devices (PAD) onto planes?
If you’re traveling with a PAD that requires additional space. And accommodations are free and include bulkhead seating (if available) as well as an additional carry-on bag. You should notify your reservation agent at least 48 hours in advance to make arrangements for Spirit check-in. At time of check-in, please inform your Customer Service Spirit Airlines Reservations agent of any special needs and give them both your flight number and seat assignment. To learn more about travel requirements for PADs, visit our Spirit Airlines website.
Does every airline have these policies in place?
The short answer is yes. All airlines are require by law to allow disabled passengers to travel with their wheelchairs and other assistive device. So no airline can refuse you for that reason alone. But if your device does not fit in an overhead bin, for example, that’s a different story. Your airline may be able to provide alternate accommodations (for example, shipping your device via ground transportation). But they are not require to do so and may charge you for these service; there’s no regulation on what they can charge you.
What if your device isn’t consider FAA approve?
Not all mobility aids and wheelchairs are consider safe by FAA standards. That being said, you might be able to avoid being decline travel. If you provide advance notice of your need for assistance. You’ll need to send an email to [email protected] in advance of your Spirit flight date (48 hours is recommended). The subject line should read Wheelchair accommodation request followed by your name, flight number, airline, check-in time and Contact Number for Spirit Airlines. In order for your request to be consider. The passengers are required to have an electric device that can accommodate both seat. And air floor level use as well as standing maneuverability. If you don’t have one of these devices you will most likely be declined travel or offered ground transportation instead.
What if you need an extra seat but don’t want to pay for it out of pocket?
If you need an extra seat but don’t want to pay for it out of pocket, there is hope. You can often get around paying for an extra seat by flying Spirit Airlines with a companion who is willing to give up their seat in exchange for some free flights and other perks. All U.S.-based airlines will allow one companion at no cost—no fee needed—if you purchase your Spirit Airlines flight ticket under what’s called lap-plus privileges. Ask your travel agent about doing so, but keep in mind that many major carriers only allow lap-plus as part of specific programs, like AARP benefits.
How much will this all cost me?
For every passenger, you are allowed two pieces of checked baggage and one carry-on bag. The fees for each piece differ depending on whether you’re flying within North America or between North America and other destinations. For example, for domestic flights, your first checked bag will cost $25, second Spirit checked bag will cost $35 and your carry-on bag will cost $35. Between North America and international Spirit Airlines destinations, however, your first Spirit Airlines checked bag will cost $100 and your second checked bag would be an additional $100. Your carry-on luggage would be free in both scenarios. Another thing to note is that there are size restrictions for all bags: no duffel bags over 24 inches in length as well as 25 pounds in weight allowed.
Who do I contact with questions, if they arise while traveling on Spirit Airlines, myself or a representative at the airport?
The representative at your departure airport will always have more information about your flight than you. While it is unlikely that you will have any questions about your seat, there are some things that may occur once you arrive at your Spirit Airlines destinations. If those issues occur, please contact Spirit Airlines Flight Reservations Phone Number. They are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week at +1-888-678-0392. You can also go online for real time flight and fare information as well as support for Spirit checking in online.
If I am traveling internationally with my own personal wheelchair or mobility aid, do I need to check it through baggage in Spirit Airlines?: Yes. For safety reasons, all wheelchairs and mobility aids must be checked through baggage when traveling internationally. If you have purchased an additional carry-on bag (and only one carry-on bag), we recommend placing all of your essential items in that bag so they will be easily accessible when you get off of your flight.