Infant on Lap
Spirit Airlines will not charge a fare for a lap infant, but, depending on destination, taxes and fees may apply for the infant.
Bookings for you and your child traveling on your lap can be made online.
Only one infant sitting on an adult’s lap is allowed per passenger at least 15 years of age or older.
How do I add a lap baby on Spirit?
Please be prepared to provide documentation (birth certificate, passport, etc.) upon request. As long as your infant is over 7 days old and under 2 years old and is traveling with someone who is at least 15 years old, you are not required to purchase a seat for them and can carry them in your lap free of charge.
Can you choose seats on Spirit Airlines?
Spirit will randomly assign you a seat at check-in for free, but we can’t guarantee that you’ll get to sit with your friends or family. You can purchase a seat assignment and choose the seat you really want. Seat assignments start at just $5 and vary according to specific routes and location in the aircraft.
Do you have to pay for a car seat on Spirit?
Spirit Airlines does not charge for a car seat or stroller, so if you are traveling with an infant, you are allowed to check in a stroller and car seat at the ticket counter or at the gate. If you have purchased a seat for your child, then they can ride in the airplane in their car seat.
Can a baby sit on your lap on an airplane?
Traveling with the infant on your lap on a domestic flight:
One child over 14 days old and under two (2) years of age, not occupying a seat, may be carried free of charge when traveling with an adult (12 years of age or older).
How do I avoid baggage fees on Spirit Airlines?
How to Avoid Spirit Airlines Fees and Extra Charges on Your Next Trip
- Buy your ticket at the airport.
- Don’t reserve seats in advance.
- Print your boarding pass ahead of time.
- Pack extremely light.
- If you can’t pack light, pay for your bags early.
- Bring your own snacks and drinks.
- Join the $9 Fare Club.
Is diaper bag a carry on?
Breast pumps and diaper bags are exempt from carry-on bag allowances.
Why is spirit so cheap?
Spirit Airlines: Cheap Airfare, High Fees
Spirit is still relatively tiny. The privately-owned airline makes money by keeping wages low, charging high fees, relying on brash online ads that go viral and flying young planes which are fuel efficient and require less maintenance.
Is Spirit a good airline?
Spirit Airlines is perhaps the best-known of the U.S. budget carriers. Although Spirit finished ninth out of 10 on TPG’s 2019 List of Best and Worst US Airlines, some travelers love to fly Spirit. Spirit’s low prices can be very attractive — especially for large groups and families.
How much does Spirit charge for seats and bags?
Spirit Airlines fees to select an ordinary seat in advance start at $5, while emergency exit seats can be had for as little as $10 extra. As is the case with baggage, it’s more expensive to select your seat at the airport, so choosing yours in advance can save you money on your Spirit Airlines ticket.
Do kids need birth certificates to fly Spirit?
Birth Certificate and Identification
Official photo identification isn’t necessary for children under age 16. Those ages 16 and 17 should carry photo identification.
Does Spirit check strollers for free?
Spirit Airlines also lets you check your child’s stroller at the gate or the ticket counter free of charge. It’s your choice if you want to wait in line to check them at the ticket counter, or gate check them, but both are free of charge (one seat and stroller per child).
Do strollers and car seats fly free?
Strollers and folding wagons
We’ll accept one stroller or folding wagon free of charge for each child in addition to a car seat. This includes children under the age of two traveling on an adult’s lap and infants traveling internationally on 10 percent of an adult fare, charged at the time of infant ticketing.
How do you keep a baby’s ears from popping on a plane?
Take acetaminophen or ibuprofen about a half hour before takeoffs or landings if you know your child has ear pain when flying. Chew gum or suck on hard candy (only if your child is over 3 years old). Take a bottle or pacifier or breastfeed. If you bottle-feed, make sure your baby is sitting upright while drinking.
Should I buy a seat for my baby on a plane?
Yes, even though airlines don’t require parents to buy tickets for children under 2 years of age. If you don’t buy a ticket for your child, you can’t be sure she’ll have a seat — and she might end up sitting on your lap. Most car seats are approved for airline travel, but check the label to make sure.
How do I protect my baby on a plane?
Here are five tips for air travel with your infant.
- Pick the right flight and the right seat.
- Car seat or carry.
- Protect those little ears.
- Block bad germs from baby.
- Keep calm and carry on.