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Spirit Airlines "personal item".

connecticut
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Spirit Airlines "personal item".

Good morning. We are trying to travel with just a backpack. Would that be considered a personal item or should we not bother and just check a bag?

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1. Re: Spirit Airlines "personal item".

From the website......

We allow our customers to bring 1 + 1, one personal item (free) and one carry-on item (for a fee). An example of a personal item is listed below:

Laptop

Purse

A personal item may not exceed 16 inches by 14 inches by 12 inches (40 cm x 35 cm x 30 cm). If it does you will be charged the appropriate carry-on fee.

So, does your backpack fit that criteria?? Be honest now....

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2. Re: Spirit Airlines "personal item".

Hi,

"We are trying to travel with just a backpack. Would that be considered a personal item or should we not bother and just check a bag?"

==> Spirit addresses this directly on their site. They say ...

"Personal item: (e.g. purse, small backpack, etc.) dimensions must not exceed 16 x 14 x 12 inches (40 x 35 x 30 cm) including handles and wheels."

Spirit:

…spirit.com/entries/21362092-What-are-the-si…

As such, **so long as** that items meets and does not exceed any one of the listed measurements, it should be ok within their rules. Remember that if you exceed any one of the measurements, be that L, W or H, they could properly call it over-sized - and now you'd be subject to applicable fees.

Travel Safe,

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3. Re: Spirit Airlines "personal item".

Thank you. I am going to practice packing.

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