Your Baggage Allowance on Spirit Airlines is About to Get Smaller
Get ready for a tight squeeze.
American budget airline Spirit Airlines is slashing the size of personal items allowed on board by a quarter starting this April.
Currently, the airline does allow passengers to carry on one complimentary personal item, like a backpack or purse, at a maximum size of 16" x 14" x 12".
But when the 25-percent size downgrade goes into effect on April 4, that personal item will be limited to a maximum size of 18" x 14" x 8".
Fees for customers who bring oversized or overweight baggage can reach as high as $150, though passengers do have the option to pay in advance for cabin baggage, with prices starting at $26.
The move comes at a time when legacy carriers like American Airlines and United Airlines have recently introduced their Basic Economy fares, which will now prevent lower-paying customers from using the overhead bins.
Spirit Airlines currently operates flights within the United States, the Caribbean, and Latin America.