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Spirit Airlines Pet Restrictions & Fees

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Spirit Airlines Pet Policy

Spirit Airlines is a pet-friendly airline that allows passengers to bring their small dogs, cats, and household birds in the cabin on domestic flights. However, there are certain restrictions and guidelines that pet owners must follow.

Firstly, the combined weight of the pet and carrier must be under 40 lbs (18 kg). This ensures that the pet and carrier can be easily accommodated in the cabin without causing any inconvenience to other passengers.

Passengers traveling to/from Puerto Rico or St. Thomas can also bring their small dogs and cats in the cabin. However, it is important to note that pets are not allowed on international flights.

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Each passenger is limited to one pet carrier, which can accommodate up to two pets. This ensures that the cabin does not become overcrowded with pet carriers and allows for a comfortable and safe journey for both pets and passengers.

It is essential to keep in mind that Spirit Airlines limits the number of pet carriers in the cabin to four on routes within the United States, including San Juan, Puerto Rico, and St. Thomas. This ensures that there is enough space for other passengers and their belongings.

When traveling with a pet on Spirit Airlines, there is a fee of $125 each way. This fee covers the additional cleaning required after the pet's journey and ensures that the cabin remains clean and hygienic for all passengers.

For pets traveling in the cabin, the carriers must not exceed the dimensions of 18" x 14" x 9" (45.72cm x 35.56 cm x 22.86cm). The carriers should be large enough to allow pets to stand in an upright position and comfortably move around, but they must remain fully contained inside the carrier at all times during the flight.

Keep in mind that air carriers can change these policies at any time, so you should always check directly with Spirit Airlines before you book for the most accurate and up-to-date information.

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