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#11 Spirit Airlines

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Performance Information: On-Time Arrivals Rank (12th Place) 74.3%

Denied Boarding's (6th Place) 0.58 per 10,000

Passengers Mishandled Baggage Rank (5th Place) 2.16 per 1,000

Passengers Customer Complaints Rank (12th Place) 6.74 per 100,000 passengers.

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Airline Codes: NK, NKS

Airline Call-Sign: Spirit Wings

Destinations: 57

Frequent Flyer Programs: Free Spirit.

Aircraft Fleet: A319, A320-200, A321-200.

Cabins: Big Front Seats, Main Cabin.

Fleet Age: 5.2 years

Total Aircraft: 71

Focus Cities: Atlantic City International Airport (ACY), Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW),George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), O'Hare International Airport (ORD), McCarran International Airport (LAS), Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR).

In-flight Entertainment Systems: None

Food & Beverage Service: In-flight catering is available for purchase on board for the following fees: Drink: $1.00-$15.00, Snack $2.50-$4.00.

Traveling with your Pet or Service Animal: Pet-friendly airline will accept domesticated cats, dogs, and birds, in the Cabin of aircraft for a fee of ($110 one way). Animals are welcome and will be allowed to travel on flights to/from all domestic destinations or to San Juan, Puerto Rico. The kennel must not exceed (18in x 14in x 9in length x width x height). Fees and pet policies may be subject to change at any time.

Spirit Airlines welcomes service animals in the cabin, and emotional support animals may accompany a passenger with a disability on a flight but requires documentation. Contact Spirit Airlines at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled departure when traveling with your pet or service animal.

For more detailed airline specific information regarding requirements, prerequisites, and fees when traveling with a pet or service animal refer to the (traveling with your pet or service animal) section on this page.

Carry-On Baggage: Passengers are allowed one personal item (purse, briefcase, laptop, etc.) free of charge. All carry-on luggage must fit in the overhead bin, and the personal item must fit under the seat in front of you by the following requirements: Spirit Airlines limits personal item dimensions to (16x14x12) inches (length x width x height). Maximum Dimensions of Carry-on Luggage: 22in x 18in x 10in (length x width x height) including handles and wheels. Assistive devices, outer garments, and infant diaper bags do not count towards the carry-on allowance and are allowed free of charge. One carry-on bag is permitted; Spirit Airlines charges a fee for the one carry-on bag refer to fee section below.

Checked Baggage Fees for a Single Ticket Per Bag One Way: Each checked bag must weigh (40 pounds or less) and have a maximum dimension of 62 linear inches (length + height + width). Standard Domestic and International Fees for on-line purchase are as follows:

Carry-On Bag (At Booking) $35, First Checked Bag (At Booking) $30, Second Checked Bag (At Booking) $40, Third, Fourth, Fifth Checked Bag (At Booking) $85.

Carry-On Bag (Before on-line Check-in) $40, First Checked Bag (Before on-line Check-in) $35, Second Checked Bag (Before on-line Check-in) $45, 3rd, 4th, 5th Checked Bag (Before on-line Check-in) $90.

Carry-On Bag (At Check-In) $45, First Checked Bag (At Check-In $40, Second Checked Bag (At Check-In) $50, 3rd, 4th, 5th Checked Bag (At Check-In) $95.

Carry-On Bag (At Gate) $100, First Checked Bag (At Gate) $100, Second Checked Bag (At Gate) $100, Third, Fourth, Fifth Checked Bag (At Gate) $100.

Overweight Baggage Fees: 41- 50 lbs. (18 - 23 kg) $25 per bag, 51- 70 lbs. (23 - 32 kg) $50 per bag, 71- 99 lbs. (32 - 45 kg) $100 per bag, Bags weighing more than 99 lbs will not be accepted. Oversized Baggage Fees: More than 62 linear inches (158 cm) $100 per bag, more than 80 linear inches (203 cm) $150 per bag. Bags exceeding 160 inches will not be accepted. If a bag is both oversize and overweight, passengers will be charged both fees.

Sporting Equipment Fees: Bicycle $75 one way, Surf Board (Maximum of two surfboards in one bag) $100 one way, Snowboards/Skis same fees as checked bags, overweight charges may apply. Baggage Fees and policies may be subject to change at any time.

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