The Spirit Airlines name change policy requires all passengers to travel under their correct names, exactly as they appear on their government-issued photo IDs. If your name appears differently on the ticket and does not match the name on your valid legal ID, you may not be allowed to board your flight.
Spirit Airlines allows free name changes on tickets with minor misspellings. Legal or major name changes will likely incur a name change fee as your ticket may need to be reissued under your correct name.
Name Change Tips
You can correct/change the name on a flight ticket on Spirit Airlines for free if:
- The name change requires correcting a minor misspelling or typo
- You cancel your ticket (without penalty) and rebook it under the correct name:
- Within the 24-hour grace period
- At least 60 days before departure
Spirit Airlines Name Change Types
Examples of Spirit Airlines name changes include:
- Misspellings. Minor corrections relating to misspelled names are permitted free of charge, such as correcting Feline to Filene.
- Legal Name Changes: If you’ve changed your name due to marriage, divorce, adoption, etc., you can apply for a name change by providing supporting legal documentation, such as your marriage license, divorce decree, court order, legal name change document, etc. Legal name changes typically incur a name change fee, as your ticket may need to be reissued under your correct name.
- Passenger Information Changes: You can also make changes to your passenger information, such as your contact information, passport information, date of birth, gender, and redress number.
Spirit Airlines Name Change Documentation
Spirit Airlines name changes (except minor misspellings) will require the following supporting documentation:
- Court order
- Marriage license
- Divorce decree
- Legal name change document
Spirit Airlines Name Change Process
The Spirit Airlines name change process is quite simple. You can change the name on a Spirit Airlines ticket:
- By phone through 1-855-728-3555
- By text/WhatsApp to 877-728-3555
(start with Hello and take it from there)
- Online via this page
The option to attach supporting documents appears at the bottom of the page (see below).
What is the Spirit Airlines Name Change Fee?
Name changes involving misspellings/typos or a legal change of name are generally free on Spirit Airlines. But if the name change is such that it requires your ticket to be reissued, you may be charged a change fee ranging from USD 69 – 119, depending on when you request the change.
Exceptions: Name changes made within the 24-hour grace period or at least 60 days before departure are free because you can cancel your ticket and rebook it with the correct name without having to pay any fees. This applies to all types of tickets.
Frequently Asked Questions
Learn the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions on Spirit Airlines’ name change in the section below.
Yes, a change of name on a flight ticket on Spirit Airlines is permitted. Minor misspellings can be corrected free of charge but major name changes such as a legal change of name due to marriage, divorce, etc. may require your ticket to be reissued under the correct name on a chargeable basis.
Spirit Airlines allows you to correct misspellings and typos to your name, as well as make a legal name change due to marriage, divorce, adoption, etc., as long as you can provide valid supporting documentation, such as a marriage certificate, divorce decree, court order, etc.
However, you’re not allowed to make a name change that would result in another passenger using your ticket.
If you want to change the name on your account, you must contact Spirit Airlines (with supporting government-issued legal documentation) by:
1. Phone through 1-855-728-3555
2. Text/WhatsApp via 877-728-3555 (send a Hello and follow the prompts)
You must make the name on a flight ticket on Spirit Airlines as soon as possible, but you must have completed the process before you’ve checked in for your flight but no later than 1 hour before the scheduled departure time of your flight, whichever is earlier.
Yes, you can change a name on a Spirit Airlines ticket, as long as you’re not changing the passenger. Minor misspellings and typos can be corrected free of charge but a major/legal change of name may incur a name change fee as your ticket may need to be reissued.
Yes, you can change the passenger name on Spirit Airlines by phone, as long as you can provide supporting documentation as proof by email or as requested by the Spirit Airlines representative. When changing or correcting the passenger name by phone, be sure to have the following information readily available with you:
1. Your flight details
2. Your confirmation code
3. The exact name correction/change required
4. Your correct name
5. Supporting documentation (as proof)
You can change the name on your Spirit Airlines account by phone (1-855-728-3555), WhatsApp (877-728-3555), or online through this page.
A name change on Spirit Airlines is free if you’re correcting minor misspellings (such as from Feline to Filene) or typos that do not require your ticket to be reissued. Major name changes, such as those necessitated due to divorce, marriage, legal change of name, etc., may incur a name change fee as they could require your ticket to be reissued under the correct name.
Spirit Airlines’ name change is free only if it requires the correction of a minor misspelling or typographical error. Name changes requiring more than the correction of a misspelling or typo will incur a name change fee as they might require your ticket to be reissued under your correct name.
Yes, you can change the passenger name on Spirit Airlines if you got married after purchasing your ticket. You will need to present supporting legal documentation (marriage certificate) as proof to the Spirit Airlines office near you, by email, or through this page online.
Yes, you can change your ticket name online by email or through this page, as long as you can provide supporting legal documentation to prove the name change.
Yes, you can change names on Spirit Airlines tickets as long as you’re not transferring the ticket to another person and you make the name change before checking in for your flight.
Spirit Airlines’ change of name on tickets is free only if the name change involves the correction of a minor misspelling or a small typographical error. Bigger name changes, such as a legal name change due to marriage, divorce, adoption, etc., will incur a name change fee.
Yes, the Spirit Airlines name change policy applies to all passengers, including unaccompanied minors travelling alone.
Yes, you must correct your last name on your Spirit Airlines ticket if it does not exactly match the name on your valid legal ID. Spirit Airlines requires that the full name on your ticket—first, middle, and last name—match the full name on your government-issued photo ID.
This means if your government-issued photo ID contains your first, middle, and last name, then the name on your ticket must also contain and match the first, middle, and last name on your valid ID. If there’s a mismatch, you may not be allowed to board your flight.
Normally, airlines require a passenger’s first and last name to appear correctly on a ticket (without any misspellings or errors). However, if your government-issued photo ID contains your first, middle, and last name/names, both FAA and Spirit recommend that the same full name appears on your ticket and boarding pass to avoid last-minute delay at security checks.
No, you cannot change the name on a Spirit flight ticket so that it amounts to transferring it to another passenger.
You can avoid paying the name change fee on Spirit Airlines if:
1. You are correcting a minor misspelling or typo
2. You cancel your ticket for free and then rebook with your correct name:
a. Within the free 24-hour window
b. 60 or more days before departure
When rebooking your ticket, you will have to pay the current fare and not the same fare you paid earlier.