Can I pay with cash?

In order to create a faster and more efficient airport experience for our customers, most Spirit airport locations no longer accept cash, traveler’s checks, certified (cashier’s) checks, or money orders as a form of payment.

NOTE: Spirit will NOT accept cash, traveler’s checks or money orders in the gate area at any of our airport locations, both domestically and internationally.

The following Spirit airports locations accept credit/debit cards only at both the ticket counters AND in the gate area:

Akron-Canton, Ohio (CAK)
Asheville, NC (AVL)
Atlanta, Georgia (ATL)
Atlantic City, New Jersey (ACY)
Baltimore, Maryland (BWI)
Boston, Massachusetts (BOS)
Burbank, California (BUR)
Charlotte, NC (CLT)
Charleston, WV (CRW)
Chicago, Illinois (ORD)
Cleveland, Ohio (CLE)
Columbus, Ohio (CMH)
Dallas, Texas (DFW)
Denver, Colorado (DEN)
Detroit, Michigan (DTW)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida (FLL)
Fort Myers, Florida (RSW)
Greensboro, North Carolina (GSO)
Hartford, Connecticut (BDL)
Houston, Texas (IAH)
Kansas City, Missouri (MCI)
LaGuardia, New York (LGA)
Las Vegas, Nevada (LAS)
Latrobe, PA (LBE)
Los Angeles, California (LAX)
Minneapolis, Minnesota (MSP)
Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ)
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (MYR)
Newark, New Jersey (EWR)
New Orleans, Louisiana (MSY)
Niagara Falls, NY (IAG)
Oakland, California (OAK)
Orlando, Florida (MCO)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PHL)
Phoenix, Arizona (PHX)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PIT)
Plattsburgh, NY (PBG)
Portland, Oregon (PDX)
Raleigh-Durham, NC (RDU)
Richmond, Virginia (RIC)
Sacramento, CA (SMF)
San Diego, California (SAN)
San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU)
Seattle, Washington (SEA)
West Palm Beach, Florida (PBI)

Most airports have cash conversion kiosks available for Guests to convert cash into a prepaid debit card for a $5* charge at domestic locations and a $6* charge at international locations. Any charges associated with the use of a cash conversion machine are collected by the company who owns and operates the machine.

NOTE: We strongly encourage customers who use a prepaid debit/gift card to refrain from throwing away their card (even if the card is empty) until their travel is complete. In the event the customer’s travel is interrupted, any applicable refund can only be issued to the prepaid debit/gift card.


*Rates may vary and are subject to change.