Reimbursement and Compensation: Spirit Airlines
It's frustrating when a flight delay or cancellation causes havoc with your travels. If your flight was departing from a European airport, we have good news for you — you could be owed up to £520 (€600) per person in Spirit Airlines compensation. That's because of an EU law which allows passengers to claim flight cancellation or Spirit Airlines delay compensation. AirHelp can quickly confirm what you're owed — and make claiming it off Spirit Airlines simple!
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Spirit Airlines Flight Delay Compensation
Any Spirit Airlines flight departing from a European airport must conform to the European law which protects air passengers in the event of flight delays.
This law, known as UK 261, says that airlines must provide passengers with food, drink, and access to communication when they're delayed. They must also offer accommodation and replacement flights if necessary.
But more than that, if Spirit Airlines is responsible for the flight delay, the law says that they must compensate passengers when the flight is delayed by 3 hours or more. All the details are included in our guide to flight delay compensation.
So if you arrive at your destination over 3 hours late, it's always worth checking if you're owed Spirit Airlines flight delay compensation. Don’t miss out on up to £520 per person.
We make claiming compensation for Spirit Airlines flight delays as easy as possible. Our compensation check tool, together with our air passenger rights experts, will confirm your delay time, and make sure there are no extraordinary circumstances which impact your eligibility. You can usually claim for flights from as far back as 3 years ago.
Spirit Airlines Canceled Flight Compensation
In Europe, UK 261 protects all passengers in the event of flight cancellations, especially last-minute flight cancellations.
If there's any Spirit Airlines flight cancellation less than 14 days before the flight was due to depart from a European airport, passengers may be eligible for Spirit Airlines flight cancellation compensation, up to £520 per person.
That's unless there were some kind of extraordinary circumstances which gave Spirit Airlines no choice but to cancel the flight. The law accepts that airlines should only pay compensation when they are at fault — but they must still ensure passengers reach their final destination or get a full refund for the flight.
Airlines like Spirit Airlines also don't need to pay compensation if they're able to offer an alternative flight that arrives at a very similar time to the original one. The specific time limits are included in our flight cancellation compensation guide.
Flight Compensation and Air Passenger Rights
Even though Spirit Airlines is not a European airline, they always comply with European laws every time they depart from a European airport. That means passengers flying out of a European airport with Spirit Airlines are protected by UK 261, one of the world's most comprehensive air passenger rights laws.
This gives passengers the right to claim flight delay compensation, Spirit Airlines cancellation compensation, or overbooking compensation if Spirit Airlines is responsible for the issue.
Unfortunately, the same protections don't apply for flights going the other way. Spirit Airlines passengers who land in the EU are not covered by UK 261 if the departure airport is outside the EU. For these flights, you'll need to check what other air passenger rights apply.
Which Spirit Airlines Flights are Covered by UK 261?
|Covered by UK 261|
|Flights departing EU airports||✔️ Yes|
|Flights arriving at EU airports||❌ No|
How Much Spirit Airlines Flight Compensation?
Table shows values in € as specified in UK 261
As you might expect with any law, there are exceptions and special circumstances that can affect how much compensation is owed in every individual case. AirHelp makes it simple to check what you’re owed with our free compensation calculator.
About Spirit Airlines
Spirit Airlines is an American ultra-low-cost carrier headquartered in Miramar, Florida. With a fleet of over 150 aircraft, Spirit Airlines operates flights to more than 75 destinations across the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean. The airline's primary hubs are located at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW), and McCarran International Airport (LAS). Spirit Airlines is known for its affordable fares and no-frills approach, offering passengers the option to customize their travel experience by choosing only the services they need. Despite its low-cost model, the airline focuses on providing a reliable and efficient service, ensuring a safe and comfortable journey for its passengers. Whether you are planning a quick domestic trip or an international adventure, Spirit Airlines offers a wide range of destinations to choose from, including popular tourist spots and business centers. With a commitment to Customer satisfaction, Spirit Airlines strives to make air travel accessible and enjoyable for everyone.
- Website: https://www.spirit.com/
- Customer Service International Number: +1 801 401 2222
- Headquarters Address: Spirit Airlines, 2800 Executive Way, Miramar, Florida 33025, United States
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