Does Spirit charge for assistive devices?
Your assistive devices, including but not limited to, mobility assistive devices, respiratory assistive devices (CPAPs, POCs, etc.), medications, and/or medical supplies, do not count towards your baggage allowance and can be brought on board free of charge as long as the device is packaged separately from regular baggage items. Should any other items be packed with these devices or medications, they will be charged as a carry on or checked bag accordingly. To review our baggage prices, please click here.
To safely be stowed on-board, the device must not exceed 39 x 26 x 11 inches (99 x 116 x 63 cm). Assistive devices larger than this (apart from manually powered wheelchairs - see below for more information) will be checked in at no cost.
We encourage our Guests to carry any assistive devices or medications with them in the cabin.
Bringing mobility devices on board
For Guests who wish to bring their own mobility devices on board their flight, we are happy to accept them at no charge! Mobility devices, such as canes, will be accepted in the cabin if they can be safely stowed in the overhead compartment or completely underneath the seat in front of the Guest. To safely be stowed in the overhead compartment, the device must be approximately 39 x 26 x 11 inches (99 x 116 x 63 cm). Alternatively, we will check them in at no cost.
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. Detachable items such as seat cushions, removable side-guards and footrests can be carried with you onboard, or they can be stowed with the device in the cargo bin. Please alert a gate agent once arriving to your departure gate that you would like your device checked at the gate and brought back up to you at the gate upon arriving to your destination. Assistive devices are available at the end of the boarding process.
Tip: To assist us in safely loading and unloading your mobility aid, please provide our airport representatives with written instructions for 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.