Spirit Airlines does not specifically have a No-Show policy for passengers who fail to show up for an outbound flight.
What if I No-Show at Spirit Airlines
If you no-show at Spirit Airlines without cancelling or changing your ticket at least 1 hour before departure, the fare paid by you will be forfeited and you will not be entitled to a refund (other than applicable taxes), nor will you be eligible for a free or discounted ticket for a later flight.
But there are ways to prevent this from happening.
How to Avoid a No-Show on Spirit Airlines
To avoid a No-Show situation, you should aim to reach the airport early and check-in for your flight with enough time to spare. If you don’t wish to travel or want to change your travel plans, the best option is to contact Spirit (or the travel agency you’ve booked your ticket through).
Spirit allows you to change or cancel your flight up to 1 hour before the scheduled departure time, subject to a USD 119 penalty. However, if you’ve purchased Spirit’s Flight Flex add-on, you’re allowed to make a one-time change for free, provided you do it up to 24 hours before your flight’s departure time.
What if I Want to Change My Spirit Flight?
If you want to change or cancel your flight (and avoid a No-Show), get in touch with Spirit (or your travel agent) in any of the following ways and make the required changes:
- Use the My Trips option on Spirit.com
- Send a text message to 48763
- Use Spirit’s chat functionality
- Send a message by WhatsApp at 855-728-3555
- Use direct messaging on social media
- Visit the local Spirit Airlines airport counter
If you cancel/defer your flight, you will typically receive a travel credit/Reservation Credit (after the applicable charges are deducted) by email that you can use to travel later during the validity period of the credit (usually 6 months).
Note: You’re allowed to change or cancel your ticket free of charge if you do it within 24 hours of purchasing your ticket for any purchase made 7 or more days before your flight’s departure.
If you make the change or cancellation:
- At least 60 days before departure, you will not be charged any penalty.
- 31 – 59 days before departure, you will be charged a penalty of USD 69.
- 7 – 30 days before departure, you will be charged a penalty of USD 99.
- 0 – 6 days before departure, you will be charged a penalty of USD 119.
Frequently Asked Questions
The section below answers some of the most frequently asked questions on Spirit Airlines No-Show Policy, so do go through them if you still have any doubts.
A No-Show means you don’t show up for a flight on which you’re holding a confirmed reservation, i.e., you do not arrive at the airport and you do not change or cancel your ticket within the admissible time limit, which is up to 1 hour before departure for Spirit Airlines.
If you fail to show up for your flight on Spirit Airlines, your fare will be forfeited and you will not be entitled to a refund or a free/discounted ticket for the next available flight.
If you miss your flight on Spirit without changing or cancelling your ticket at least 1 hour before departure, it will be treated as a No-Show.
Spirit does not have an official No-Show policy, which means it will typically not offer any waivers on this front. However, it may make an exception in case of death of the passenger’s immediate family member, severe illness of the passenger, jury duty, military orders, etc., provided you contact the airline or your travel agent as soon as possible, are able to provide sufficient documentary evidence, and the airline agrees.
Spirit does not have a no-show fee. If you no-show for your flight, the entire fare paid by you (other than applicable taxes) will be forfeited.
No, Spirit Airlines does not have a no-show charge. However, if you don’t show up for your flight without cancelling or changing your ticket at least 1 hour before departure, the fare paid by you will be forfeited (except for applicable taxes).