Spirit Airlines Class-Action Lawsuit

If you’re owed money in a class-action settlement, I want you to be the first to know. 

Unlike product recalls — which just give customers refunds for products that are pulled from the shelves — these settlements are the result of lawsuits where customers (in this case, travelers) band together to sue a company (Spirit Airlines) for overcharging their customers.


The class includes first-time Spirit fliers who booked their flights through Expedia, Travelocity, Kiwi, CheapOair, CheapTickets or BookIt between August 2011 and May 2017, when the lawsuit was filed.

Eligible travelers who seek refunds under the deal will get up to 75% of their fees back, though it could be lower depending on the total amount of refunds sought by all class members. The $8.25 million maximum payout will include attorneys’ fees, according to the motion.


What is a Class-Action Lawsuit?

A class action, also known as a class-action lawsuit, class suit, or representative action, is a type of lawsuit where one of the parties is a group of people who are represented collectively by a member or members of that group. *wikipedia

Who Qualifies?

You might get money from this settlement if:

      • You booked a flight with Spirit Airlines on a website like Expedia or Travelocity (or similar sites) between August 31, 2011, and May 3, 2017.

      • You paid extra for a carry-on bag on this flight.

      • This was your first time flying with Spirit after August 1, 2010.

      • You were living in the United States or a U.S. Territory when you booked your flight.

    How Much?

    You could get up to 75% of the carry-on bag fee you paid for your first Spirit flight in the relevant period. The exact amount depends on legal costs and how many people claim. For example, though, if you paid $35 for a carry-on bag, you could get back up to about $26.25. But remember, if lots of people claim, you might get less than that.

    Proof Needed?

    No, you just have to give your personal info, and attest that you purchased a ticket within the qualifying period. (But don’t lie; that’s a crime!)

    What's the Deadline?

    The deadline to submit a claim is Jan. 10, 2024.

    In Conclusion

    Booking a Spirit flight on a cheap deal seems like a great idea… until you get to the airport and find out your flights delayed, it’s making an extra stop or the flight is cancelled all together with the soonest flight going out the next day.


    Is saving $100 really worth the hassle?


    There is a certain time and place for booking a Spirit flight and 9/10 times, take a hard pass on their offer. I’ll only use Spirit if its a short flight (1hr 30min or less) and I have a lot of time to waste in case something goes wrong (spoiler, it will).

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