Spirit Airlines Unaccompanied Minors Policy

According to Spirit Airlines Unaccompanied Minors policy, children between 5 and 14 years of age can travel alone only on direct domestic flights (incl. Puerto Rico and U.S.V.I) if they are using the Unaccompanied Minors service. 

Spirit Airlines does not accept Unaccompanied Minors on:

  • International flights
  • Connecting domestic flights
  • Domestic flights requiring a change of aircraft

Requirements for Unaccompanied Minors 

Spirit Airlines’ Unaccompanied Minors policy also states that:

  • Children 4 years and younger are not allowed to travel alone unless accompanied by a passenger who is at least 15 years old.
  • Children between 5 and 14 years can travel as unaccompanied minors only on direct domestic flights that do not require a change of aircraft or flight number.
  • For children who are 15 years or older, the Unaccompanied Minors service is optional. However, even if they’re travelling alone, they must carry a photo ID or birth certificate to prove their age. The Unaccompanied Minors service charge will only apply if the service is requested. 
  • Unaccompanied Minors will only be accepted if they hold a confirmed reservation.
  • Unaccompanied Minors will not be accepted on flights that are expected to terminate before or bypass the minor’s destination due to bad weather or other reasons.

How to Book the Unaccompanied Minors Service on Spirit Airlines

You can book the Unaccompanied Minors service on Spirit Airlines:

How to Book Spirit Airlines Unaccompanied Minors Service by Phone

To book Spirit Airlines’ Unaccompanied Minors service by phone, call +1-844-902-2949 and provide your child’s trip requirements and details. This number is toll-free in the U.S./Canada—and open 24/7.

How to Book Spirit Airlines Unaccompanied Minors Service Online 

Step 1. To book the Unaccompanied Minors service online, make an online reservation as you normally would—go to Spirit.com and enter your child’s trip details. 

Step 2. After you enter the trip details, select (from the dropdown box) that a child is travelling on the flight (see below).

Step 3. Select the number of children who will be travelling and click on the ‘Search Flights’ button. 

Step 4. Enter your child’s date of birth (MM/DD/YYYY) in the pop-up window and click on the ‘Continue’ button. 

Step 5. You will now see a pop-up (see below) telling you whether your child is eligible to travel—and shown the per-way fee. Go through the ‘Unaccompanied Minor acceptance’ policies and click on the ‘Accept’ button.

Step 6. Follow the on-screen prompts to:

  1. Choose your child’s flight
  2. Select a bundle (optional)
  3. Enter your child’s details
  4. Purchase your child’s bags (optional) 
  5. Choose a seat and other options 
  6. Enter your payment details
  7. Confirm the booking and pay

You will receive your child’s e-ticket immediately after you pay.

On the day of travel, you will be required to fill out the Unaccompanied Minor form at the check-in counter. The form requires you to provide the name and phone number of the parent or legal adult guardian who will be meeting your child at the destination airport. 

Guidelines for Unaccompanied Minors Travelling on Spirit Airlines

At the Airport (Drop-off Location)

  • Reach the airport early—and carry a government-issued photo ID. 
    • Refer to Spirit Airlines check-in times and reach the check-in counter early.
    • Allow enough buffer time for parking, and getting a pass.
  • Reach Spirit Airlines’ check-in counter at least 90 minutes before departure. 
  • Fill out the Unaccompanied Minor form, which includes the name and phone number of the parent or legal adult guardian who will meet your child at the destination airport. 
  • This form will be placed in a lanyard that your child must wear throughout the entire journey. 
  • Ask for a gate pass at the ticket counter, escort your child to the gate, and remain there until 15 minutes after the flight departs. 
  • Inform the parent or guardian who will pick up your child that the flight has taken off. 

During the Flight 

  • A Spirit Airlines flight attendant will pre-board your child. 
  • A flight attendant will check on your child from time to time.
  • Your child will be seated close to the flight attendants. 
  • The parent or guardian who will pick up your child must be available to answer phone calls during the flight (in case there’s any flight irregularity).

At the Destination (Pick up Location) 

  • Reach the airport early.
  • Collect a gate pass from the Spirit Airlines ticket counter to go through the security checkpoint. 
  • Carry a valid ID for meeting the child at the gate.
  • Reach the gate well before the flight’s arrival time. 
  • Your child will be escorted from the plane by a flight attendant and handed over to the designated parent or guardian mentioned on the Unaccompanied Minor form.

Spirit Airlines Unaccompanied Minor Service Fee

The Unaccompanied Minors fee, i.e., the service fee charged by Spirit Airlines for unaccompanied minors—in addition to the price of the flight ticket per route per child—is USD 100 per way. The fee covers the cost of a snack and a beverage but not a full meal. 


Frequently Asked Questions on Spirit Airlines Unaccompanied Minor Policy

Yes, Spirit Airlines allows unaccompanied minors between 5 and 14 years of age to travel alone on direct domestic flights (incl. Puerto Rico and U.S.V.I) only on 2 conditions: 

  • They are using the Unaccompanied Minors service, or 
  • They are accompanied by a passenger who is at least 15 years old 

Spirit Airlines does not accept unaccompanied minors on international flights, connecting flights, and domestic flights requiring a change of aircraft.

Spirit Airlines ID requirements for accompanied minors (14 years or younger) include a valid passport and any additional document required by the countries they are visiting (if travelling internationally)—such as a notarized letter of consent. If your child is travelling internationally, do check with the destination country’s consulate/embassy or go through their government website for more information.
The ID requirements for unaccompanied and accompanied minors on domestic flights are a valid government-issued photo ID or birth certificate to prove their age.

Spirit Airlines Unaccompanied Minors policy allows children between 5 and 14 years to travel unaccompanied on direct domestic flights (incl. Puerto Rico and U.S.V.I) if they are using the Unaccompanied Minors service, or they are accompanied by a passenger who is at least 15 years old. 

Spirit Airlines does not allow Unaccompanied Minors to travel on international flights, connecting domestic flights, or domestic flights that require a change of aircraft or flight number. 

Per Spirit Airlines’ Unaccompanied Minors policy, children who are 4 years and younger will not be accepted on a flight unless they are accompanied by a passenger who is at least 15 years old. For children who are 15 years or older, the Unaccompanied Minors service is optional. However, even if they’re travelling alone, they must carry a photo ID or birth certificate to prove their age. The Unaccompanied Minors service charge will only apply if the service is requested. 

Spirit Airlines Unaccompanied Minors policy further states that Unaccompanied Minors will only be accepted if they hold a confirmed reservation for their flight—and they will not be accepted on flights that might terminate before or bypass the minor’s destination due to bad weather or other reasons.

Children between 5 and 14 years of age are allowed to travel alone as unaccompanied minors on Spirit Airlines.

If you want to avoid paying the Unaccompanied Minor fee on Spirit Airlines, you might consider purchasing your ticket with an airline credit card like the Amex Platinum Card.

No, Spirit Airlines does not accept Unaccompanied Minors on itineraries involving connecting flights. Unaccompanied Minors are only accepted on direct domestic flights that do not require a change of aircraft or flight number.

No, Spirit Airlines does not accept Unaccompanied Minors on international flights.

If your child is travelling alone, it’s always a good idea to reach the airport early. This will ensure you have enough time to collect your gate pass and go through security for pre-boarding. If you’re picking up your child, you should reach the airport at least 30 before the flight lands to be in time to receive your child at the gate.

Spirit Airlines will provide a snack and a beverage on the flight—but not a full meal.

Yes, you can book the Unaccompanied Minor service online at Spirit Airlines. When booking online, you must select from the box with a passenger icon (see below) that a child will be traveling, and follow the on-screen prompts to complete the booking process.


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