Spirit Airlines Seating Assignment

Don’t care where you sit? 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. For a little bit more, a Big Front Seat™ comes with extra legroom. 

You can view seat prices for your flight on the Seats page when you book online, in My Trips or Online Check-in (within 24 hours of departure).  

Big Front Seats are located in the first rows of our aircraft and feature up to 32% more legroom than the Deluxe Leather Seats. Big Front Seats™ are also wider and do not have a middle seat between them.

Click here to see the detailed, written description of all planes shown above.

Accessible Lavatory for On-board Wheelchair

Spirit offers accessible lavatories on certain aircraft. These lavatories permit a qualified individual with a disability to enter, exit, and maneuver within as necessary, to use all lavatory facilities by means of the aircraft's on-board wheelchair. The two single lavatories located in the aft section are equipped with a feature that allows them to be re-configured or converted into one bigger lavatory to accommodate these customers.   

How can I check in for my Spirit Airlines (NK) flight?

You may check-in for your Spirit Airlines (NK) flight with the following options:

  • Online check-in (Web check-in)
  • Self-service kiosk check-in at the airport
  • Ticket counter check-in at the airport

Does Spirit Airlines (NK) have online web check-in?

Yes, you may check-in for your Spirit Airlines (NK) flight online starting 24 hours and ending 60 minutes before the scheduled departure time (depending on your departure city and destination) to receive a mobile boarding pass on your mobile device or a printable boarding pass. You may use this option if:

  • you have an electronic ticket and the first flight is on Spirit Airlines (NK)
  • you may access your reservation with your confirmation code, e-ticket number, or frequent flyer account
  • you are not a special needs passenger (for example an unaccompanied minor or traveling with a pet)

Can I check bags with the Spirit Airlines (NK) online web check-in?: Yes, you may check bags but you must drop them at the airport baggage drop before the check-in deadline for your flight.

Can I pay bag fees with the Spirit Airlines (NK) online web check-in?: Yes

Can I select or change my seat with the Spirit Airlines (NK) online web check-in?: Yes

Does Spirit Airlines (NK) offer mobile check-in?

No

Does Spirit Airlines (NK) offer curbside check-in? (US Carriers only)

No

Does Spirit Airlines (NK) offer self-service kiosk check-in?

Yes, you may check-in for your Spirit Airlines (NK) flight at the airport self-service kiosk from 30 minutes to 3 hours before the scheduled departure time (depending on your departure city and destination) and receive a printed boarding pass. Please note that there is a fee for printing a boarding pass.

Can I check bags with the Spirit Airlines (NK) self-service kiosk check-in?: Yes

Can I pay bag fees with the Spirit Airlines (NK) self-service kiosk check-in?: Yes

Can I select or change my seat with the Spirit Airlines (NK) self-service kiosk check-in?: Yes

Does Spirit Airlines (NK) offer ticket counter check-in?

Yes, you may check-in for your Spirit Airlines (NK) flight at the airport ticket counter from 30 minutes to 3 hours before the scheduled departure time (depending on your departure city and destination). Please note that you will pay $10.00 for a printed boarding pass and for ticket counter service.

Can I check bags at the Spirit Airlines (NK) ticket counter check-in?: Yes

Can I pay bag fees at the Spirit Airlines (NK) ticket counter check-in?: Yes

Can I select or change my seat at the Spirit Airlines (NK) ticket counter check-in?: Yes

Does Spirit Airlines (NK) charge a fee for a seat assignment?

Spirit Airlines (NK) does not charge a fee for selecting a seat assignment 24 hours to 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure time. However, you may pay a fee starting at $5.00 US for a seat assignment prior to 24 hours scheduled departure time.

When do I need to check-in for my Spirit Airlines (NK) flight?

The minimum time to check-in for a Spirit Airlines (NK) flight is:

  • 30 minutes before scheduled departure time for US domestic flights
  • 60 minutes before scheduled departure time for international flights to/from the US

When do I need to arrive at the airport for my Spirit Airlines (NK) flight?

Suggested arrival time:

  • 2 hours before scheduled departure time for US domestic flights
  • 3 hours before scheduled departure time for international flights to/from the US

Minimum required check-in time with carry-on baggage baggage:

  • 30 minutes before scheduled departure time for US domestic flights*
  • 60 minutes before scheduled departure time for international flights to/from the US

Minimum required check-in time with checked baggage:

  • 30 minutes before scheduled departure time for US domestic flights
  • 60 minutes before scheduled departure time for international flights to/from the US

*45 minutes from Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Los Ange-les, Minneapolis, New York Laguardia, Orlando, San Juan, and Tampa, 60 minutes from U S Virgin Islands

When do I need to be at the boarding gate?

Boarding closes at the following times for Spirit Airlines (NK) flights:

  • 15 minutes before scheduled departure time for US domestic flights
  • 30 minutes before scheduled departure time for international flights to/from the US

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