Does Spirit charge for assistive devices?

  • Assistive devices/medication are free and do not count towards your baggage allowance as long as the following is met:
    • It is packaged separately from regular baggage items
    • Our agents will verify that the contents in your bag are only assistive device(s)
    • If there are other items with your assistive device, you will be charged accordingly. Click here for our baggage prices
  • Please carry your assistive device onboard with you – do not gate check these items, if possible
    • To safely be stowed onboard the device must not exceed 39x26x11 inches (99 x 116 x 63 cm)
    • Larger assistive devices will be checked at no cost

Bringing mobility devices on board:
Mobility devices that commonly fit onboard – these items cannot exceed 39x26x11 inches (99x116x63 cm):
  • Foldable walkers
  • Knee Scooters
  • Canes
  • Crutches
  • If they can’t fit in the overhead compartment, we will check the items at the gate or ticket counter free of charge.
  • Please ensure all assistive devices are not hazardous by reviewing the FAA website here.
  • We can stow folding manual wheelchairs in the cabin (up to a maximum of two per flight) on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please inform the gate agent if you would like this service.
  • Battery-powered wheelchairs cannot be stored in the cabin and must be checked in.

Checking in mobility devices:
  • Your manual or battery-operated wheelchair or mobility aid can be checked at the ticket counter and/or gate.
  • We recommend carrying onboard with you any detachable items such as cushions, or removable side-guards or footrests, otherwise, they can be stored in the cargo bin along with your mobility device.
  • Please alert a gate agent once arriving at your departure gate that you would like your device checked at the gate and brought back up to you at the gate upon arriving at your destination or at your connecting flight, if applicable.
  • Assistive devices are available at the end of the deplaning process.

Tip: To assist us in safely loading and unloading your mobility aid, please provide our airport representatives with written instructions for the proper handling of your device. We ask that you bring the mobility aid’s user manual, use our Mobility Aid Information form (found below), or design your own instructions. We recommend that you affix the instructions to your device and keep an extra copy for yourself.
Please see the Battery-Powered Wheelchairs and Mobility Aids section for battery and other requirements.


Advance Notice:
You can indicate you will be traveling with a mobility device at the time of making your reservation. If you’ve already booked your flight, you may add assistance through our My Trips section of our website, by clicking the link here to chat with an agent now, or by calling our Contact Center at 855-SAVE-555.

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