Check-in begins 3 hours prior to departure at the Spirit Airlines ticket counter. Spirit Airlines reserves the right to cancel the reservation or seat assignment of any passenger who does not have a boarding pass at least 30 minutes prior to scheduled or posted departure (60 minutes for international flights and 45 minutes for Atlanta, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Francisco).
Due to additional Transportation Safety Administration screening requirements, customers wanting to check baggage are required to do so at the ticket counter at least 30 minutes before departure (60 minutes for international flights and 45 minutes for Atlanta, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Francisco).
Customers presenting themselves at the boarding gate less than 15 minutes before the departure (30 minutes for international flights) may lose their reservation and become ineligible for denied boarding compensation.
With proper photo ID, customers who are currently holding a boarding pass that do not need to check luggage can go directly to the gate area and await boarding.
For more information on international flight check-in, please visit the International Travel section.
Airport Processing Times (in the United States)
Due to lengthy TSA security checkpoint times, it is recommended you check local news and airport information prior to arrival at the airport.
The average time it takes to enter an airport terminal, check in, clear TSA security and board our aircraft within the U.S. is approximately three (3) hours. Some airports may require more time during peak traffic hours (please refer to the chart below). For tips on how to help save time at the airport and to get more information about new security procedures, please refer to the TSA Web site at www.TSATravelTips.us
Checking in online within 24 and up to 1 hour(s) prior to your flight's departure time is highly recommended. In addition, using a Spirit Airlines self check-in kiosk (where available) to check-in for domestic flights will help reduce your airport processing time. The self check-in kiosks are located at or near Spirit Airlines ticket counters (at select airports) and before entering security checkpoints.
If you are departing during peak traffic hours, the listed approximate processing time should provide you with ample time to make your flight. Sunday afternoons, Friday afternoons and Monday mornings may require an additional half-hour. Peak traffic hours are: 6:30 AM ? 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM ? 2:00 PM, 3:30 PM ? 7:30 PM.