Spirit Airlines Change Flight Policy, Change Fee, Date Change Process

Spirit Airlines Change Flight Policy

How does Spirit Airlines change flight policy work?

Per Spirit Airlines flight change policy, you can make changes to your flight booking up to 1 hour before your flight’s departure. However, you’ll be charged a change fee as shown in the table below. 

Will Spirit Airlines let me change my flight for free?

Spirit Airlines will allow you to change your flight booking free of charge if: 

  • You modify your ticket within 24 hours of booking for a flight departing at least 7 days (168 hours) later. 
  • You change your reservation at least 60 days before your flight’s departure.
  • You’re holding a Flight Flex option and you make changes to your ticket at least 24 hours before departure. 
  • You’ve purchased a Bundle It ticket (which includes Flight Flex*) and you make changes to your ticket at least 24 hours before departure.
  • Your flight is delayed by 2 hours or more.
*Spirit Airlines Flight Flex option allows you to modify your itinerary once for free. You can purchase this option online (or from a third party/travel agent). When purchasing the option online, you will see it on the Extras page. 

In all other cases, you will have to pay a change fee based on your departure date as shown below. 

Spirit Airlines Change Fee

What is Spirit Airlines’ change flight fee?

If you want to change your flight date and/or time, you will be charged a change fee depending on when you make the changes, as shown in the table below. Remember, you will not be charged any change fee if you’re making changes at least 60 days before departure.  

Spirit Airlines Change Fee
Type of TicketChange Time Change Fee
Standard / Award TicketWithin 24 hours of purchase (if purchased at least 7 days before departure)Free
60-plus days before departure Free
59 – 7 days before departure USD 49
6 – 3 days before departure USD 79
2 – 0 days before departure USD 99
Flight Flex / Bundle It ComboUp to 24 hours before departureUSD 0
Same-Day ChangeSame dayUSD 99

Spirit Airlines Change Fee—Standard and Award Tickets

Spirit Airlines’ change fee for standard and award tickets depends on when you change your flight booking. To avoid paying a change fee, you must either modify your booking within the 24-hour window or at least 60 days before departure. If you change outside of these timelines:

  • A change fee of USD 49–99 will be charged, depending on when you make the changes (as shown in the table above).
  • If your new flight is costlier, you’ll have to pay the difference in airfare, taxes, etc. 
  • If your new flight is cheaper, you’ll receive a Reservation Credit for future travel. 
  • The Reservation Credit can only be used by the passenger to whom the credit is issued.

Spirit Airlines Change Fee—Flight Flex Tickets

Spirit Airlines’ Flight Flex option lets you modify your itinerary once—and free of charge. You can purchase this option online, by phone, or through your travel agent. If you’re purchasing it online, it will show up on the Extras page. 

After you add Flight Flex to your booking, you will be able to modify your itinerary up to 1 day (i.e., 24 hours) prior to departure—but only once. Only the fare and tax difference (if any) must be paid, as well as any additional services that you may choose to purchase. 

You cannot use Flight Flex to cancel a ticket. This means if you cancel your ticket after purchasing Flight Flex, the standard cancellation fee will apply. Your refund (if you cancel) will be issued as a Reservation Credit for future travel (explained later) minus the applicable cancellation fee.

Remember

  • Flight Flex can be purchased online and through select travel agents.
  • You must purchase Flight Flex for all passengers on your reservation.
  • Flight Flex cannot be purchased for an existing reservation—it can only be purchased at the time of booking.
  • You can make only 1 modification free of charge with Flight Flex.
  • You can modify the date, time, and/or origin/destination of the flight. 
  • You must make all modifications online at least 24 hours before departure. 
  • If you modify within 24 hours of departure, the standard change fee will apply. 
  • You must know in advance what modifications you want to make to your itinerary at the time of making the changes. 
  • Flight Flex cannot be used to cancel a ticket.
  • Flight Flex is not available on all routes. 

Spirit Airlines Same-Day Change

Can I change a flight reservation on Spirit Airlines to an earlier flight?

Spirit Airlines allows all passengers to opt for an earlier flight on the same day for USD 99. If the flight is full, you can choose the standby option at no additional charge.

Spirit Airlines Flight Schedule Change Policy

What if Spirit Airlines changed my flight time and/or schedule?

If you’re holding a confirmed reservation and Spirit Airlines changes your flight schedule due to an irregularity—such as a schedule change, omission of a stop, flight cancellation, or missed connection—you will have the option to:

  • Get rebooked on the next available flight at no additional charge, or
  • Obtain a refund of your ticket

If your flight was affected by more than 2 hours from the original departure time (due to cancellation/delay/schedule change), you can rebook your new flight at no additional charge:

  • Between the same departure and arrival airports, and
  • Within Spirit Airlines’ authorized date ranges, which is presently within 7 days of the original departure date

If you choose to rebook your flight on a different carrier, Spirit Airlines will not reimburse you in most cases.

How to Change Your Spirit Airlines Flight Reservation

How can I change my flight on Spirit Airlines? 

Spirit Airlines change policy allows you to change your flight reservation via the same channels you would use to cancel your flight reservation, i.e.:

  • By phone (1-866-399-0587)
  • Online through My Trips 
  • Via WhatsApp on 855-728-3555 
  • Via text on 48763 
  • Via direct messaging on social media
  • Through a Guest Service Agent at the local airport (costliest)

Follow the steps below to make online changes to your Spirit Airlines reservation:

  1. Go to Spirit.com
  2. To access your flight, select My Trips 
  3. On the next page, enter your last name and confirmation code
  4. Hit the Continue button
  5. On the Reservation Summary page: 
    1. Select your flight 
    2. Make the necessary changes by following the prompts

Spirit Airlines Name Change Policy

If your name has been misspelled by a few characters, you are allowed to fix the error free of charge. You can do this by contacting Spirit Airlines by phone (+1-866-399-0587), text (48763), WhatsApp (855-728-3555), or online. If you’re requesting online, go to Spirit.com/help, and use the click here link to attach your documents.

However, if you want to change your legal name, you must provide supporting documents and state the reason for changing your name. Your supporting documents can include a marriage license, court order, divorce decree, legal name change document, etc. You can do this online or contact Spirit Airlines by phone. 

Spirit Airlines name change fee. Spirit Airlines will not charge you a name change fee for correcting misspellings and typos. However, if you’re changing your legal name and it requires reissuing your ticket, you may be charged a fee ranging from USD 49 – 99, depending on how close to your departure date you’re requesting the changes. However, if your flight is at least 60 days later, you will not be charged anything. 

To know the exact name change fee or for assistance, call Spirit Airlines at +1-866-399-0587. 

How to Change Your Contact Information

If you need to change your contact information, passport information, date of birth, or gender, you will need to contact Spirt Airlines Reservations (+1-866-399-0587) or send an email to Customer Support team along with your legal documents.

Spirit Airlines Flight Change Phone Number

Below are a few important contact details. 

  • Spirit Airlines Flight Change Phone Number +1-866-399-0587
    (toll-free in U.S./Canada, open 24/7)
  • Text 48763 
  • WhatsApp 855-728-3555 
  • Assistance (hearing impaired) 711 (for TTY/TTD)
  • Spirit Airlines Vacations +1-954-698-0125
    (Mon-Fri, 8:00am–10pm, EST), incl. holidays

Spirit Airlines Reservation Credit 

Spirit Airlines’ Reservation Credit is the confirmation code you received (by email) when you cancelled your trip. You can use this 6-digit alphanumeric code to buy fares, seats, and bags—as well as purchase vacation packages and pay fees, taxes, etc. You can redeem Reservation Credits online via Spirit.com or by phone, but not through the mobile app.

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How to Redeem Your Spirit Airlines Reservation Credit

You can redeem your Spirit Airlines Reservation Credit by phone or online to book a flight. 

To redeem a Reservation Credit online (to book a new flight):

  1. Go to Spirit.com
  2. Enter your trip requirements 
  3. Click on the Search Flights button
  4. Follow the on-screen prompts to:
    1. Choose your flight 
    2. Select your bundle
    3. Enter the passenger details
      (your personal details must be the same as those in the cancellation mail)
    4. Select your bags
    5. Choose your seat and other options 
  5. On the payment page: 
    1. Click on the Redeem A Voucher or Credit option
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    2. Enter your confirmation code in the box
      (it is a 6-digit alphanumeric code)
    3. Click on the Go button

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    4. In the Amount to Spend box, enter the required amount (partial or full) for your reservation
    5. Click on the Apply Credit button

Note. If you need to pay more, enter the additional amount required plus your payment details, and pay

Remaining Balance
 

  1. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete your booking 

You will shortly receive a booking confirmation by email, along with your flight details.
If there’s any remaining balance, it will appear as a credit balance for future travel.

Note

  • Any Reservation Credit issued post-March, 2020 has been extended till December 31, 2021. However, you must book it latest by September 30, 2021
  • You can use your Reservation Credit to make a new booking online or by phone (+1-844-902-2949). 
  • You cannot redeem your Reservation Credit through the mobile app. 
  • Any passenger on the reservation can use a Reservation Credit.
  • You cannot redeem your Reservation Credit for cash.  
  • 60-day Reservation Credits must be booked within 60 days of their issue date.

Frequently Asked Questions on Spirit Airlines Change Flight Policy

Yes, you can make changes to your Spirit Airlines flight booking up to 60 minutes before departure. However, you may be charged a change fee ranging from USD 49 – 99, depending on when you change. Changes made at least 60 days before departure are free of charge, and same-day changes cost USD 99.

You can change your flight on Spirit Airlines online via My Trips, by phone (+1-866-399-0587), WhatsApp (855-728-3555), text (48763), or direct messaging on social media.

You’re allowed to modify standard flight tickets up to 1 before departure, as long as you’re willing to pay the applicable change fee, ranging from USD 49 – 99, depending on when you make the changes.

Spirit Airlines flight change policy allows you to change your flight booking up to 1 hour prior to departure. 

  • No change fee will be charged if you change your flight booking: 
    • Within 24 hours after booking, provided you booked your flight at least 7 days (168 hours) before departure.
    • At least 60 days before departure.
    • If your flight has been delayed by at least 2 hours.
    • At least 24 hours before departure if you’ve purchased: 
      • The Flight Flex option.
      • A Bundle It combo (which includes the Flight Flex option).
  • You will be charged a change fee of: 
    • USD 49 if you change your flight booking 7 – 59 days before departure.
    • USD 79 if you change your flight booking 3 – 6 days before departure.
    • USD 99 if you change your flight booking 0 – 2 days before departure.

Yes, Spirit Airlines allows date changes up to 1 hour before departure. If you’ve purchased the Flight Flex option or a Bundle It combo, you can change your date for free as long as you do it at least 24 hours before departure. For standard fares, the date change fee ranges from USD 49 – 99, depending on when you cancel.

Spirit Airlines’ change date fee depends on how early or late you modify your flight ticket. The date change fee for making changes to a ticket 0 – 2 days before departure is USD 99; USD 79 if you’re changing the date 3 – 6 days before departure, and USD 49 if you’re changing the date 7 – 59 days before departure. Changing the flight date at least 60 days before departure is free of charge. If you’re holding a Flight Flex option or a Bundle It combo, there’s no date change fee if you make the changes at least 24 hours before departure.

The cost to change a standard Spirit Airlines ticket ranges from USD 49 – 99, depending on how early you change. Changes made at least 60 days before departure are free of charge. If you’re changing 0 – 2 days before departure (up to 1 hour before departure), it will cost you USD 99 to change your ticket. The cost to change a ticket 7 – 59 days before departure is USD 49, and USD 79 if you change 3 – 6 days before departure. 
Passengers holding Bundle It combos and Flight Flex can change their flights for free as long as they do it at least 24 hours before departure.

Yes, Spirit Airlines allows you to correct misspellings and typos (free of charge), and make legal name changes as long you can support it with valid legal documentation. You can do this by contacting a Spirit Airlines office in your area.

Yes, Spirit Airlines allows passengers to change their flight booking up to 1 hour before departure. 

  • Flight changes are free if: 
    • You make a change within 24 hours for a flight departing at least 7 days later.
    • You make a change at least 60 days before departure.
    • You’re holding a Flight Flex option and you change at least 24 hours before departure.
    • You’ve purchased a Bundle It combo and you change at least 24 hours before departure.
    • Your flight has been delayed by at least 2 hours.
  • Flight changes are subject to a change fee of: 
    • USD 59 if you make a change 7 – 14 days before departure.
    • USD 79 if you make a change 0 – 6 days before departure.

Flight Flex is a useful option that allows you to modify your itinerary free of charge once. Changing a flight booking is cheaper with Flight Flex than paying the change fee to modify a flight booking. Remember, Flight Flex must be used at least 24 hours before departure.

Yes, Spirit Airlines allows all passengers to opt for an earlier flight on the same day on standby. You will be charged USD 99 for this.

Spirit Airlines’ Reservation Credit is a travel credit you can use to travel in the future. It is a confirmation code emailed by Spirit Airlines to a passenger when the passenger cancels a trip. It is normally in the form of a 6-digit alphanumeric code which you can use to buy fares, seats, and bags—as well as purchase vacation packages and pay fees, taxes, etc. You can redeem a Reservation Credit online via Spirit.com or by phone, but not through the mobile app. For details, refer to the section on this page titled Spirit Airlines Reservation Credit.

Spirit Airlines Reservation Credits are redeemable by phone or online. The steps have been explained in the section titled How to Redeem Your Spirit Airlines Reservation Credit.

You will not be charged any fee if you’re making the changes at least 60 days before departure. Passengers who have purchased Flight Flex or Bundle It tickets are allowed to make a free flight change as long as they do it at least 24 hours before departure and pay the applicable fare difference (if any). If you’re holding a Bare Fare (standard ticket), it will cost you anywhere from USD 49 – 99 to modify your ticket between the same cities, depending on when you cancel. If you’re changing 0 – 2 days before departure, it will cost you USD 99 to change your flight (plus the applicable fare difference if you’re changing your route).

You can change your flight on Spirit Airlines online from the homepage (Spirit.com) via My Trips, over the phone (+1-866-399-0587), by WhatsApp (855-728-3555), text (48763), or direct messaging on social media.

Spirit Airlines’ change ticket fee for standard tickets ranges from USD 49 – 99, depending on when you change your ticket. Changing a ticket (any type) at least 60 days before departure is free of charge, and will cost you USD 99 if you’re changing 0 – 2 days before departure.

Yes, you can change to an earlier flight on the same day on Spirit Airlines for USD 99. If the flight chosen by you is full, you can opt for a standby option at no additional charge.

You can change seats on Spirit Airlines online from the homepage (Sprit.com) via My Trips, or by phone.

Yes, you can change your return flight on Spirit Airlines in any of the following ways:

  • Online from the homepage (Spirit.com) via My Trips
  • By phone (+1-866-399-0587) 
  • By text (48763)
  • By WhatsApp (855-728-3555) 
  • By direct messaging on social media

If you’re holding a standard ticket (Bare Fare), you will be charged a fee of USD 49 – 99, depending on when you change, unless you’re changing at least 60 days before departure (free). If you’ve purchased Flight Flex or a Bundle It combo, you can change your return flight for free provided you do it at least 24 hours before departure.

Flight Flex is a useful option that allows you to modify your itinerary free of charge once. Changing a flight booking is cheaper with Flight Flex than paying the change fee to modify a flight booking. Remember, Flight Flex must be used at least 24 hours before departure.

Yes, Spirit Airlines allows all passengers to opt for an earlier flight on the same day for  USD 99.

Spirit Airlines’ fee to change flights ranges from USD 49 – 99 for standard tickets, depending on when you change. Changing flights at least 60 days before departure is free and changing flights 0 – 2 days, i.e., up to 1 hour before departure, will cost you USD 99. The fee to change flights 7 – 59 days before departure is USD 49, and USD 79 if you change your flight 3 – 6 days before departure.
If you’ve purchased Flight Flex or a Bundle It combo, there’s no fee for changing flights as long as you do it at least 24 hours before departure.

Spirit Airlines ticket change process allows you to modify your flight ticket in any of the following ways: 

  • Online via My Trips
    (Go to Spirit.com 🡪 Select My Trips 🡪 Enter the required details 🡪 Select your booking 🡪 Make the necessary changes)
  • By phone
    (Call +1-866-399-0587 🡪 Provide your travel details 🡪 Request the changes) 
  • By text
    (Send a text message to 48763 🡪 follow the instructions)
  • By WhatsApp
    (Send a message to 855-728-3555 🡪 follow the instructions)  

By direct messaging on social media
(Send a direct message via Facebook, Twitter, etc. 🡪 follow the instructions)

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