Spirit Airlines Liquid Policy

Spirit Airlines liquid policy allows you to travel with liquids in your luggage, as long as you meet the airline’s requirements below.

Liquids in Carry-on Baggage

Spirit Airlines liquid policy allows you to carry one quart-sized bag of LAGs (liquids, aerosols, gels incl. pastes, and creams) in your carry-on bag—subject to the liquid carry-on rules:

  • LAGs must be packed in travel-sized containers not exceeding 3.4oz/100ml per article. 
  • LAGs must be placed in a small bag, separated from the contents of your other carry-on items to facilitate quick screening. 
  • LAGs in containers exceeding 3.4oz/100ml must be carried in your checked baggage.
  • LAGs that cause an alarm during the screening process will be screened additionally.

Liquids in Checked Baggage

Spirit Airlines liquid policy for checked baggage states that if you’re carrying liquids in containers that exceed 3.4oz/100ml, you must pack them as part of your checked baggage, with the exception of (1) medications (2) nourishments for infants and children.

  • Medications
    • Pills and other solid-form medications will be screened for security. They should be clearly labeled and must comply with state laws on prescription medications.
    • You are required to display, handle, and repack the medication before/after the screening. 
    • Medications may be subject to screening by X-ray and may be tested for explosives. 
    • You must inform the TSA staff that you’re travelling with medically required liquids/medicines and separate them from your other contents prior to screening. You must also declare any accessories relating to your liquid medication, such as pumps, syringes, IV bags, freezer packs, etc. It is always a good idea to label such items. 
    • Exemption to 3-1-1 Liquids Rule
      • You’re allowed to carry additional quantities of medically required LAGs as long as they’re within reasonable limits and you declare them to the TSA staff for inspection. 
      • You must remove the medically necessary LAGs from your carry-on bag so that they can be screened separately. 
      • You don’t necessarily have to pack liquid medications in a zip-top plastic bag. 
      • Medically required LAGs that cause alarm may be screened additionally and/or disallowed. 
    • Medical Accessories
      • All medical accessories and supplies, incl. syringes, pumps, IV bags, etc. must undergo screening. 
      • Medical accessories such as gel/freezer packs, ice packs, etc., can be presented in a frozen/semi-frozen state. 
    • Screening
      • LAGs may be tested by TSA officers for prohibited items and/or explosives. 
      • If any LAG item cannot be cleared by X-ray, you may be asked to open the container and transfer the contents (or a small quantity) to a separate container.
      • If your LAG medication cannot be opened or screened via X-ray, you must inform the TSA staff so that alternative steps can be taken for its clearance. 
  • Nourishment for infants and children 
  • For security reasons, all passengers (incl. infants and children) must go through screening. However, children below 12 years (inclusive) will undergo modified TSA procedures. Parents/guardians will be consulted by TSA staff on how best to relieve concerns during the child’s screening procedure. 

Children aged 13 years or more will be subject to standard TSA screening procedures. All baggage will be screened, regardless of age. If any baggage item causes an alarm, the child must undergo extra screening. 

  • Child Passengers with Medical Conditions incl. Disabilities/Mobility Aids
    • The parent/guardian must inform the TSA staff if their child has a medical condition, or disability, or is traveling with a medical device, as well as advise them on how best to make the screening process anxiety-free. 
    • The parent/guardian must inform the TSA staff whether their child can walk through the metal detector or will need to be carried through. 
    • Your child will not be removed from her/his mobility device during the screening process. 
    • If your child requires assistance, call the TSA Cares helpline at (855) 787-2227 at least 72 hours before traveling regarding any questions, or request assistance at the checkpoint. 
  • Breast Milk, Formula, and Juice
    • You’re allowed to carry breast milk, formula, and juice in quantities exceeding 3.4oz/100ml in your carry-on baggage even if they don’t fit inside a one-quart bag. Both breast milk and formula are treated as medically necessary items, incl. pumping equipment for breast milk. Plus, you’re allowed to bring breast milk even if you’re not traveling with your child. 
    • You must inform the TSA staff before the screening process that you’re carrying breast milk, formula, and/or juice in larger quantities than 3.4oz/100ml. You will be required to remove these from your bag and get them screened separately. TSA may test the items for prohibited contents or explosives. You may also be asked to open the containers and/or transfer a small amount to a separate container. 
    • If you don’t want any of the above-mentioned items to be opened or X-rayed, you must inform the TSA staff so that alternative screening processes can be used for clearance. 
    • Freezer/ice/gel packs and other cooling accessories are permitted in carry-on baggage but must undergo the same screening process as above. Processed, jarred, and canned foods, as well as liquid/gel-filled teethers, are allowed in carry-on baggage but may need to undergo additional screening. 
    • Passengers who require special accommodations or are concerned about the airport screening process can ask TSA Cares for assistance—by phone at (855) 787-2227 or online. 
  • Screening of Children’s Baggage Items
    • All carry-on articles must be placed for screening on the X-ray belt—incl. booster/car seats, backpacks, baby carriers, umbrella strollers, and strollers.
    • Items/articles that cannot pass through the X-ray machine will be visually/physically checked by TSA staff. 
  • Screening of Children 
    • Children who are 12 years or younger can leave their headwear, light jackets, and shoes on during screening.
    • Children can remain with their parents/guardians.
    • Infants and children must be removed from their strollers/car seats and carried in arms through the metal detector. 
    • You’re allowed to carry lap infants in a carrier/sling through the metal detector but may undergo additional screening. 
    • Modified screening processes may be adopted to reduce the chances of pat-down searches.

Inbound International Flights

On inbound international flights to the United States, you’re allowed to bring duty-free liquids exceeding 3.4oz/100ml in tamper–evident, secure bags if:

  • You purchased the liquids internationally and are flying to the U.S. on a connecting flight. 
  • The liquids are packaged by the retailer in a transparent, safe, tamper-evident bag and show no signs of tampering at the time of screening. 
  • The liquids were purchased within 48 hours and you can present the original receipt during screening. 
  • The articles in the tamper-evident, secure bags will undergo screening before they’re cleared. Articles that cannot be screened or cause alarm will not be allowed in carry-on baggage. 
  • Duty-free LAGs exceeding 3.4oz/100ml—even if carried in tamper-evident, secure bags—should be preferably packed in your spirit-checked baggage

Note. This includes up to 5 liters/1.3 gallons of alcohol/alcohol products containing between 24 – 70% alcohol by volume in carry-on or checked baggage (preferably the latter), as long as the containers are unopened and leakproof.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are Spirit Airlines liquid policy guidelines?

Spirit Airlines liquid policy guidelines for domestic flights are as follows:
1. Liquids in carry-on bags, You’re allowed to bring a quart-sized bag of liquids (incl. aerosols, gels, creams, and pastes) in your carry-on bag, as long as the size of each container does not exceed 3.4oz/100ml per item and you display them for screening by packing them separately from the remaining contents of your carry-on bag.
Exception: Medications medical accessories and nourishments for infants and children can be carried in higher quantities. 
2. Liquids in checked bags: Liquids (incl. aerosols, gels, creams, and pastes) in excess of 3.4oz/100ml per article can only be carried in checked baggage, provided they’re securely packed.  checked baggage, provided they’re securely packed.

What is the liquid limit on Spirit Airlines?

The liquid limit for liquids (incl. aerosols, gels, creams, and pastes) packed in carry-on luggage is 3.4oz/100ml per article, as long as all such articles fit in a quart-sized bag. Anything in excess of this quantity must be checked in. However, this limit does not apply to medications, medical accessories, and infant/child nourishments, which you can bring in higher quantities in your carry-on baggage. 

What are the liquid restrictions on Spirit Airlines?

The liquid restrictions on Spirit Airlines apply to the amount of liquids, aerosols, and gels (LAGs), incl. pastes and brought as carry-on baggage. The current limit is 3.40z/100ml per item, as long as all such items fit inside a single quart-sized bag. Anything more than this must be packed securely in your checked baggage. However, these restrictions do not apply to medications and medical accessories you may require during the flight, nor to nourishments for infants and children such as breast milk, formula, juice, and baby food for inflight consumption.

What is the carry-on liquid size at Spirit Airlines?

The carry-on liquid size on Spirit Airlines is 3.40z/100ml per article. You can carry as many such articles that fit into a single quart-sized bag. Anything more than this quantity must be checked in.

What are the liquid regulations at Spirit Airlines?

Spirit Airlines liquid regulations on domestic flights: 
1. For carry-on baggage allow up to 3.4oz/100ml of liquids, aerosols, and gels (incl. creams and pastes) per article, provided all such articles fit into a quart-sized bag. However, this does not apply to prescription medicines and medical accessories you’ll be using during the flight, nor to nourishment items for infants and children that will be used during the flight.
2. For checked baggage do not place a limit on liquids, aerosols, and gels, as long as they are securely packed and not prohibited.

On international flights into the U.S., you can carry duty-free liquids exceeding 3.4oz/100ml in your carry-on bag if they are in tamper-evident and secure bags, and:
1. They were purchased internationally.
2. They are in original retail packaging and were not opened at the time of screening. 
3. They were purchased within 48 hours. 
4. You have the original receipts. 

Alcohol/alcohol products are allowed, subject to the following conditions: 
1. They must not exceed 5 liters/1.3 gallons per passenger
2. They must be in sealed retail packaging. 
3. In both carry-on and checked baggage (preferably the latter).
4. The alcohol content by volume is between 24% – 70%.

What are Spirit Airlines’ carry-on liquid restrictions?

Spirit Airlines carry-on liquid restrictions apply to liquids, aerosols, and gels (LAGs), incl. pastes and creams brought as part of your carry-on baggage. The maximum permissible quantity is 3.4oz/100ml per article, all of which must fit inside a 1-quart bag (1 quart = ~946ml). Medicines, medical accessories, and nourishments for infants/children are excluded from these restrictions. 

What is the liquid limit for Spirit Airlines?

The liquid limit for Spirit Airlines is 3.4oz/100ml per article. You can carry as many such articles as would fit inside a 1 quart-sized bag. The ‘liquids’ include aerosols and gels, as well as creams and pastes. However, this limit does not apply to prescription medicines and medical accessories, and infant/child nourishment items.

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