The major highlights of Spirit Airlines seating policy are as follows:
- Spirit Airlines offers advance seat assignments to all passengers.
- You can make an advance seat selection starting from the time you book your ticket till you check in for your flight.
- If you’re travelling on a Bare Fare, you must pay an additional fee (starting from USD 5) to book your seat in advance, depending on your route, seat location, and seat type.
- Bundle It and Boost It Combos include free seat selection.
- Big Front Seats, the more or less equivalent of First Class seats on other airlines, must be purchased for an additional fee ranging from USD 12 – 750 if you book in advance and USD 25 – 250 if you upgrade onboard, depending on the flight length. They are wider, located in the front 2-3 rows, offer 32% more legroom, and do not have a middle seat in between.
- If you do not select your seat in advance, you will be randomly assigned a seat, with no guarantee that you’ll be seated together if you’re travelling in a group.
- If you purchase your ticket from a travel agent, you must book your seat(s) directly through them.
Spirit Airlines Family Seating
Spirit Airlines seating policy does not provide free seat selection for Bare Fares (standard tickets), which means family seating is not guaranteed even if you purchase your seats together. Only Boost It and Bundle It fares include seat selection, including Exit Row seats.
If you’re travelling on a Bare Fare, the best way to ensure that you’re seated next to a family member (or with your group) is by selecting your seats in advance (seat assignments can be purchased for USD 5/seat). Otherwise, you’ll be randomly allotted a seat at check-in.
If you’re travelling on a higher fare (Boost It/Bundle It), seat selection is free. So if you’re travelling with your family or in a group, all you need to do is select your seats. This will ensure you’re all seated together.
Family Seating Tip: The sooner you select your seat, the better the chances of finding a seat of your choice.
Does Spirit Airlines have assigned seating?
Spirit Airlines requires all passengers travelling on Bare Fares to purchase seat assignments, starting from USD 5 per seat depending on your itinerary. You can purchase a seat assignment from the time you book your ticket till you Spirit check in online starting 24 hours before departure.
Tips: For passengers travelling on higher fares like Boost It and Bundle It, seat selections are free.
Is it necessary to purchase a seat assignment?
No, if you’re open to sitting anywhere, you don’t need to purchase a seat assignment. You will be randomly assigned a seat for free when you check in. However, there’s no guarantee that you’ll get to sit with your family/group.
Seat assignments can be purchased starting from USD 5 per seat, depending on your route and seat location. The seat prices can be viewed on the Seats page when purchasing your ticket online, later via My Trips, or when you’re checking in for your flight within 24 hours prior to departure (via the Check-in tab).
You can book a Big Front Seat, which (compared to Deluxe Leather Seats) offers:
- More width
- Up to 32% more legroom
- First-rows location
- No middle seat in between
- Ergonomically designed headrests and extra memory foam for added comfort
Seating on Spirit Airlines
Seating on Spirit Airlines will depend on your aircraft, as shown in the table below.
Spirit Airlines plane seating by aircraft, i.e., seating arrangements by aircraft, are as follows:
- Big Front Seats are in the front rows of the aircraft, ranging from 8 – 10 in number, depending on the aircraft.
- Priority Seats are located just behind the Big Front Seats, and are reserved for passengers with disabilities.
- Exit Seats are in rows 12 and 13 on A319 and A320 aircraft, and rows 11 and 25 on A321 aircraft.
- The remaining seats are in the other rows.
For details, refer to Spirit Airlines Seating Chart.
|Spirit Airlines Plane Seating by Aircraft|
|Aircraft||Total Seats||Big Front Seats||Deluxe Leather Seats|
|Airbus A319||145||10 Rows 1, 2|
Row 3 D, F
Widest/Narrowest Seat 17in/15.5in
• Priority Seats* 9 Row 5 (A, B, C)
Row 6 (A – F)
• Exit Seats 6 Rows 12, 13
• Remaining Seats 120 Remaining Rows
|182||8 Rows 1, 2|
Widest/Narrowest Seat 16in/15in
Priority Seats* 12 Rows 4, 5
Exit Seats 12 Rows 12, 13
Remaining Seats 150 Remaining Rows
|Airbus A321||228||8 Rows 1, 2|
Widest/Narrowest Seat 17in/15.5in
Priority Seats* 12 Rows 4, 5
Exit Seats 12 Rows 11, 25
Remaining Seats 196 Remaining Rows
|* Priority Seats are reserved for passengers with a disability|
Does Spirit Airlines have First Class seating?
No, it does not, The closest you can get to First Class seating on Spirit Airlines is a Big Front Seat, located in the first 2 or 3 rows of the aircraft. Big Front Seats are wider, offer more legroom and pitch, and have no middle seat, which means you either get a window seat or an aisle seat. Plus, their seat cushions have extra memory foam and their headrests are ergonomically designed for enhanced comfort.
Big Front Seats can cost anywhere from USD 12 – 750 if you purchase in advance and USD 25 – 250 if you upgrade onboard, depending on your flight length and when you purchase.
What is Spirit Airlines child seating policy?
Spirit Airlines child seating policy requires the following:
- Children who are 7 days or younger will not be accepted on any Spirit flight.
- Children between 7 days and under 24 months of age can:
- Travel in an adult passenger’s lap for free on domestic flights, or
- Travel on a paid seat as long as they use an FAA-approved car seat
- Children older than 2 years must travel on a separate seat
- Children will not be allowed to occupy:
- An exit row seat, or a seat behind or in front of an exit row
- Any seat equipped with an inflatable seatbelt
Tell me about Spirit Airlines disability seating.
Spirit Airlines disability seating is reserved for passengers with a disability. Known as Priority Seats, the number of such seats varies by aircraft. For example:
- Airbus A319 aircraft have 9 Priority Seats
- Airbus A320 aircraft have 12 Priority Seats
- Airbus A321 aircraft have 12 Priority Seats
What about Spirit Airlines handicap seating?
Spirit Airlines handicap seating (Priority Seats) is specially reserved for disabled passengers/passengers with a handicap. Onboard wheelchairs are also available on most flights.
What are Spirit Airlines seating arrangements for Priority Seats?
Spirit Airlines seating arrangements for Priority Seats are located in the front rows of the aircraft, normally just behind the Big Front Seats.
What is Spirit Airlines seating plan?
Per Spirit Airlines seating policy plan,
- Big Front Seats are located in the first 2 or 3 rows of the aircraft
- Priority Seats for disabled passengers are generally located behind the Big Front Seats.
- Exit Seats are located in rows 12 and 13 (A319 and A320) or rows 11 and 25 (A321).
- Deluxe Leather Seats (Economy) are located in the remaining rows.
For details, refer to Spirit’s Seating Chart.
What are Spirit Airlines seating zones?
To learn about Spirit Airlines seating zones, refer to the airline seating chart.
How does Spirit Airlines’ seating work?
Spirit Airlines seating works as follows:
- If you’re travelling on a standard fare (Bare Fare), you must purchase a seat assignment, or you will be randomly assigned a seat free of charge during check-in. Purchasing a seat assignment in advance (starting USD 5) ensures that you get a seat of your choice from those available and you can sit with your group or family. Otherwise, you’ll be assigned a seat randomly when you check-in.
- If you’re travelling on a higher fare (Boost It/Bundle It), you can select your seat free of charge.
How does seating work on Spirit Airlines for Bare/Economy fares?
Passengers travelling on Bare/Economy fares are required to purchase a seat assignment, or they will be assigned a seat randomly for free at check-in. However, you can purchase a seat assignment in advance (starting from USD 5) to ensure you get a seat of your choice from the ones available. If you don’t, Spirit’s computer system will randomly assign you a seat when you check in for your flight.
How does random seating work on Spirit Airlines?
If you don’t select a seat in advance (for a fee), you’ll be assigned a seat randomly (for free) by Spirit’s computer system when you check in for your flight.
What are Spirit Airlines seating prices?
Depending on your flight length, seat location, and when you purchase your seat assignment, Spirit Airlines seating prices range from:
- USD 5 – 50 per seat for a regular seat, known as Deluxe Leather Seat.
- USD 12 – 250 per seat for a Big Front Seat purchased in advance, and
USD 25 – 250 if you upgrade onboard, depending on flight length.
- USD 0 if you don’t purchase a seat assignment at all.
How can view the seating chart on Spirit Airlines?
You can click on the link to view the Seating Chart on Spirit Airlines. Alternatively, you’ll be able to see it when booking your ticket online through Spirit airline’s website or mobile app.
How much does Spirit Airlines charge for selected seating?
How much Spirit Airlines charges for selected seating will depend on the flight length/route, seat location/type, and when you purchase the seat assignment. The charges:
- For regular seats, a.k.a. Deluxe Leather Seats, are USD 5 – 50/seat.
- For Big Front Seats are:
- USD 12 – 750/seat if you book in advance, and
- USD 25 – 250/seat if you upgrade onboard
- Are nil if you don’t purchase a seat assignment at all.
How can I add a seat to my reservation?
You can add a seat to your reservation:
- Via My Trips more than 24 hours before departure
(access your reservation, click on Add or Modify Seats, and follow the process)
- Via the Check-in tab if you access your reservation 24 hours to 90 minutes before departure)
- Via My Trips more than 24 hours before departure
- By phone
- Through your travel agent
- At Spirit’s ticket office
- At the check-in counter (subject to availability)
Is it possible to purchase an extra seat for myself?
Yes, you can purchase an extra seat (by using your name for both tickets) if:
- You want to accommodate a guest of size on the next seat
- You are unable to sit on your seat with the armrests down
- You or a co-passenger require an extra seat due to a disability
- You want to transport large, delicate, or heavy musical instruments, audio/video or electronic equipment, a medical device, or other sensitive/delicate equipment as long as it is permitted by the airline
Note: You will not be able to occupy a seat with an inflatable seatbelt if you require a seat belt extension. Seats equipped with inflatable seatbelts are normally used for securing seat baggage, such as musical instruments and other sensitive/delicate equipment.
|Rows with Inflatable Seatbelts|
|A319||1, 4, 5 (D, E, F)|
|A320 (32A, 32N)||1, 3, 12, 13|
|A321 (32B)||1, 3|
Exit Seat Requirements
Per FAA regulation, to occupy an exit seat, you must comply with the following conditions:
- You must be at least 15 years old.
- You must be able to perform all physical functions unassisted.
- You must know how to read and understand instructions in English, such as those relating to emergency evacuation, both in printed or graphic form, as well as understand oral commands in English.
- You must not require visual aids other than eyeglasses/contact lenses to perform the required physical functions.
- You must be capable of hearing verbal instructions well enough without requiring a hearing aid.
- You must capable of communicating oral instructions/information clearly to other passengers.
- You must have no health conditions or responsibilities like having to care for a child/pet that could prevent you from performing the required functions properly.
- You must not have any condition that could harm you if you performed any of the required functions.
About Big Front Seats
Spirit’s Big Front Seats are the widest and most spacious seats on Spirit aircraft.
- Wider than Deluxe Leather Seats
- Located in the front of the aircraft
- Have no middle seat in-between
- Added comfort:
- 36in pitch, 18.5in width, and 6in more legroom than standard seats
- Seat cushions with extra memory foam and ergonomically designed headrests
Depending on your flight length and when you purchase, Big Front Seats:
- Cost USD 12 – 750 if you book in advance, and
USD 25 – 250 if you upgrade onboard
- Are cheaper when purchased online in advance
- Can be purchased online, by phone, at a ticket office, or through a travel agent
- Are subject to availability
Is there First Class seating on Spirit Airlines?
Although Spirit Airlines does not offer First Class seating like other airlines, you can get the equivalent of a domestic First Class seat by purchasing a Big Front Seat. Big Front Seats are located in the first couple of rows. They are wider, offer more pitch and legroom, have no middle seats—and can come for almost half the price of the domestic First Class seats offered on traditional airlines.
Can you tell me about Spirit Airlines 737 seating?
Spirit Airlines has an all-Airbus fleet—it has stopped using Boeing 737 aircraft.
How is the Big Front Seat different from an Exit Row Seat?
The Big Front Seat on Spirit offers slightly more legroom (about 1in) and seat width than an Exit Row Seat. Also, Exit Row Seats are more cramped because they are 3 seats across, whereas Big Front Seats are 2 seats across.
Is a Big Front Seat worth purchasing?
A Big Front Seat offers more comfort in terms of legroom, space, and elbow room compared to other seats. Plus, they are fairly cheaper than even a Business Class seat on a nonbudget airline, meaning that they offer a good travel experience on long flights burning a hole in your wallet.