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    Spirit Airlines

    I was looking to fly to Nicaragua on Spirit Airlines next summer and I was wondering if anyone could tell me how their board bag policy works. I know it costs $100 for 2 boards each way, but do I have to pay that when I buy my ticket or can I pay at the counter when I check my bag.

    Thanks for the help.

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    I would think any baggage fee would be paid when you check in.

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    Be warned...spirit airlines is THE WORST airline I have ever flown on. You even have to pay for your carry ons. It is like flying in a greyhound. But if you have to save cash you gotta do what you gotta do. If you are smart you will call ASAP, talk to a customer service tool, and pay ahead AND have your reciept. If they can't do that for you get it printed out in writing. Another way to save cash with spirit is to pack all of your stuff into the board bag so you don't have any bag checking fees. Good luck!

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    dude that airline is the biggest nickel and dimer airline ive ever flown. firstly look into the baggage member club where you pay 60 bucks and pay 9 bucks per bag,. thay charge 50 dollars for a carry on and their carry on size is tiny. i had at tiny carry on and they charged me 50 bucks and when I say tiny it was microsized. the handle was an inch outside of their steel sample size case by the airport and they got me for 50 they are cheap but anything they will **** you on

    Quote Originally Posted by pcsurfer2 View Post
    I was looking to fly to Nicaragua on Spirit Airlines next summer and I was wondering if anyone could tell me how their board bag policy works. I know it costs $100 for 2 boards each way, but do I have to pay that when I buy my ticket or can I pay at the counter when I check my bag.

    Thanks for the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ukelelesurf View Post
    Be warned...spirit airlines is THE WORST airline I have ever flown on. You even have to pay for your carry ons. It is like flying in a greyhound. But if you have to save cash you gotta do what you gotta do. If you are smart you will call ASAP, talk to a customer service tool, and pay ahead AND have your reciept. If they can't do that for you get it printed out in writing. Another way to save cash with spirit is to pack all of your stuff into the board bag so you don't have any bag checking fees. Good luck!
    I fly spirit all the time to central america...yea you gotta pay for everything BUT they have the cheapest fare around...especially for central america, unless your in miami and can fly TACA airline (Latin America airline). Spirit is no frills but hey what do you really need for central america...you can take a backpack on for free so stuff it full of few baggies, tank tops, and your good to go. As far as board fees...its $300 roundtrip. They say per board but we've put two in a bag bubble wrap it stuff some towels in there to make it look like 1 board. One year we even squeezed three in there and got away with it. You can just pay at the ticket counter before you check in...

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    Last edited by imperial; Dec 16, 2013 at 06:19 PM.

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    Its hard to expect much from the airline industries these days, yet somehow Spirit continually dissapoints....Whatever, get to where you're going and have fun.

    But def. keep it to one bag or your screwed...

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    yeah 300 for a flight ill just take a bookbag for the week and be good ad of course my boards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imperial View Post
    I fly spirit all the time to central america...yea you gotta pay for everything BUT they have the cheapest fare around...especially for central america, unless your in miami and can fly TACA airline (Latin America airline).
    bull****. add up all the extra costs & that cheap ticket ends up being the same as any other airline. i'd rather kick puppies than fly spirit again.

    my wife & i flew jetblue out of kennedy this summer for 1100 round trip +$50 each way for my 2 boards. they don't go everywhere in central america, but if i'm going somewhere they go, that's who i'm flying w/. best domestic airline experience i've ever had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by njsurfer42 View Post
    bull****. add up all the extra costs & that cheap ticket ends up being the same as any other airline. i'd rather kick puppies than fly spirit again.

    my wife & i flew jetblue out of kennedy this summer for 1100 round trip +$50 each way for my 2 boards. they don't go everywhere in central america, but if i'm going somewhere they go, that's who i'm flying w/. best domestic airline experience i've ever had.
    I concur with nj surfer I've flown both and JetBlue is awesome. Spirit is cheaper but by the time they nickel and dime you it ends up the same but now you're pissed off. Not to mention I feel like spirits planes are made from parts found at a junk yard