Spirit Airlines accepts small pets (domestic dogs, cats and small household birds ONLY) for transportation in the customer cabin for a service fee. Pet fees must be paid at the time the reservation is made in order to reserve the needed transportation space in our inventory. These fees are not refundable. The number of pets allowed in the cabin is subject to space availability.
Pet Fee $100 USD per container, each way To add a pet to a reservation contact our Reservations Center at 801.401.2222.
Check-In Customers traveling with pets can check-in at the ticket counter. At this time, curbside or self-service check-in is not allowed. Please allow extra time beyond normal check-in guidelines.
Carry-On Pets A maximum of 4 pet containers is permitted in the cabin on all domestic flights including Puerto Rico and St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. EXCEPTION: Spirit Airlines will not transport any birds to/from Puerto Rico and St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.
Note the following guidelines:
Spirit Airlines does not require a health certificate for pets traveling with customer in the aircraft cabin.
Exotic pets such as snakes, spiders, rodents, etc. will not be accepted.
A maximum of 2 pets per container is permitted, but only one container per customer is allowed.
Animals must be able to stand upright and move about comfortably in the container.
The pet should be at least eight (8) weeks old and fully weaned.
The animal must be harmless, inoffensive, odorless, and requires no attention during transit.
In the event the animal becomes offensive or causes a disturbance during transit; the pet will be removed at the first enroute stop.
The pet cannot be ill, violent, or in physical distress.
Advance notice is recommended but not required.
Pets in Cargo Compartment Spirit Airlines does not transport pets in Cargo at any time.
International Travel Spirit Airlines does not accept pets for travel in the cabin or in the cargo compartment on international flights, except in the case of service animals.
Depending on the international destination, specific documentation regarding the service animal may be required. Please contact Spirit Customer Service at 801.401.2222 and one of our agents will be happy to check destination regulations for you.
Security Screening Customers need to present the animal to the security checkpoint screeners for screening. The customer walks through the metal detector with the animal. If the customer can not do this the animal must undergo a secondary screening, including visual and physical inspection. The animal is never placed through the X-ray machine, only its carrier.
Pet Carrier Guidelines The animal must be in a container subject to inspection and approval by Spirit. The customer is responsible for assuring that the container meets all government requirements for safe and humane transport.
One or more similar animals may be in the same container so long as each pet is free to stand in an upright position and freely move about the container. Animals must remain in the container at all times while on board the aircraft.
Note the following guidelines:
One pet container per fare-paying customer is permitted. The container itself may hold a maximum of two pets.
A maximum of 2 similar pets per container as long as pets can stand upright and move about.