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Spirit Airlines is a major United States ultra-low-cost airline headquartered in Miramar, Florida in the Miami metropolitan area. As with other airlines, Spirit Air has also its pet policy, Here, we will talk about Spirit pet policy.

Spirit Airlines Pet Policy Guidelines 

Spirit will only allow a few pets on the aircraft which are given below:-

  • Domestic dogs
  • Domestic cats
  • Small birds (only household birds)
  • Small domestic rabbits

Some important guidelines while bringing your pet :-

  • Spirit does not require a health certificate for pets traveling with passengers in a plane.
  • Exotic pets or reptiles such as snakes, spiders, and rodents will not be accepted.
  • Max 2 pets per container are permitted, but only one container per passenger is allowed.
  • Animals must stay in the carrier for the duration of the flight.
  • The pet should be at least 8 weeks old and fully fit.

What Is The Difference Between a Service Animal, an ESA, And a Pet?

The major difference between service animals and ESA/PSA is that service animals are trained to perform specific services or task for their holder. A service animal is specially trained to perform hard and important tasks even under duress. These animals are highly intelligent and remain very calm and capable of performing their duty in every situation.

On the other hand, ESA/PSA is not necessarily trained for any special purpose or work, it is mostly used as a source of comfort. They are generally used for security purposes by their owner.

Another way to understand the difference between a service animal and a comfort animal is that service animals are responsible for performing duties for their owner, while ESA is used for safety blankets.

Animals that are not allowed on Spirit Airlines Flight

Most of the airlines do not accept or unusual pets, regardless of their status. Mostly the poisonous reptiles, rodents, arachnids, hedgehogs and ferrets are not allowed to every airline. If you are a Spirit passenger contact with them for check the rules before booking a trip for you and your exotic pet.

Animals that are not allowed on Spirit Airlines flights are:-

  • Snake
  • Other exotic reptiles
  • Rodents such as hamsters, mice, rats, squirrels etc.
  • Ferrets
  • Sugar gliders
  • Spiders

Spirit Airlines Pet Policy For Dogs, Cat Rabbits 

Spirit only allows small domestic dogs, domestic cats, small household birds, and small domestic rabbits on the plane. Your pet is only acceptable if its weight is under 18 kg including carrier.

  • You can take max 2 pets per container, but only one container per passenger is allowed. Your pet must remain in the carrier for the duration of the flight. Be sure that your pet is harmless, inoffensive, and odorless.
  • If your pet becomes offensive or causes a disturbance it will be removed.

How Do I Add a Pet To My Flight?

Many people all across the world who own pets, especially dogs, cats, etc. dream of traveling with them, but very few of them have information about how to travel and add pets to their flight.

Here are some steps on how to carry a pet in flight that you need:-

1. Contact with your airline at least 48 hours before the scheduled departure.

2. You can go to My Trips to add a pet to an existing trip.

3.  A pet has a one-way spirit pet policy fee of $100 to $200.

4. Complete a checklist with your airline representative.

5. Provide them with a health certificate.

 

 

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