Spirit Big Front Seats – Guide + Review (2023)

Spirit Airlines is a low-cost airline that offers the basics cheaply and then offers a variety of options to pay more for extra services and amenities. One of the upsells is the big front seats. In this article, we'll explain exactly what these seats are, who they're best for, and whether we think they're worth the money.Read on to learn more about the Spirit Big Front Seats!

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What exactly are Spirit Big Front Seats?

The roomy front seats are the best and most expensive seating option the Spirit offers. Located at the front of the plane, these seats are larger, more comfortable and have more legroom than standard airline seats.

Big Front Seats usually occupy the first two rows of the plane and are arranged in a 2-2 configuration - compared to the 3-3 configuration of standard seats. This makes for a total of 8 large front seats on most aircraft. (The exception is the Airbus A319-100, which oddly has 10 large front seats.)

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The generous front seats are 18.5 inches wide. That's about an inch wider than most standard Spirit seats. While that doesn't sound very wide, there's quite a bit of room between the seats. The seats are separated by a large center console, and the two-passenger seat is the same width as a standard three-seater.

These seats also offer more legroom. These seats have a pitch (row spacing) of 36 inches, which is 6 inches more than standard seats. They also offer more padding and a larger tray table than standard Spirit seats.

Like all seats on Spirit aircraft, the large front seats cannot recline.

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notes:Starting in 2023, Spirit will roll out upgraded seats for all passengers. The wide front seats in particular are more comfortable, something we experienced on our last flight. You can read more details about the new standard seathere.

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What else do Spirit Big Front Seats include?

It's important to note that by paying for roomy front seats, you're only paying for better physical seating. Passengers in the large front seats won't get better service, free food or drink, or any other benefits beyond the seats themselves.

Unlike some seat upgrades such asJetBlue's More Space SeatsThere is no additional luggage allowance for Spirit's large front seats. Even if you book a full-size front seat, the only free bag you'll receive is one personal item no larger than 18" x 14" x 8". You'll still have to pay extra for carry-on or checked bags.

Additionally, passengers in Spirit's large front seats will not receive expedited boarding based solely on seat selection. To benefit from early boarding, you must purchase carry-on baggage to board Zone 1 or Shortcut Boarding to board Zone 2.

The only other benefit itself is the general benefit of sitting at the front of the plane. This includes early meal service and expedited disembarkation.

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How much do Spirit's large front seats cost?

"Big Front Seats" are a seat selection category that can be purchased for an additional fee on top of the base fare. Seats are sold by route, not itinerary. If you have return and/or connecting flights, you will need to pay for a large front seat for each leg of your journey you wish to enjoy.


formal, base prices for the large front seats range from $12 to $750 when booked in advance. Well, that's a pretty wide range. Typically, prices range from $40 to $250, but let's look at some concrete price examples in the next section.

Pricing Sample for Spirit Big Front Seats

First, let's take a look at flights from New York (LGA) to Orlando (MCO) in about two months. The first leg of the journey costs $88, with an additional $61 for a full-size front seat and about $29 for a standard seat. The second leg of the journey costs $118, with a front-row seat at $46 and a standard seat at about $31.

The total cost is as follows...

  • base rate vs.no seat selection: 206 $
  • base rate vs.Standard Seat Selection: $266 ($60 more than without seat selection)
  • base rate vs.large front seats: $313 ($107 more than no seat selection, $47 more than basic seat selection)
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For comparison, I checked the same route a few days earlier. Last minute flights are $308 one way. While the base fare is nearly three times the price of the previous flight, the extras for the big front seats are much less ($35 in the front, $29 in the back). Even the standard seat option costs less at about $19.

In the second example, the cost looks more like this...

  • base rate vs.no seat selection: 616 $
  • base rate vs.Standard Seat Selection: $653 ($37 more than no seat selection)
  • staple food withlarge front seats: $680 ($64 more than no seat selection, $27 more than basic seat selection)
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As a final example, I want to go the other way and look at really cheap flights. The cheapest flight I could find was $48 one-way from Atlanta (ATL) to Boston (BOS). This particular flight had a connecting flight, so I was prompted to select a seat for each route. Full front seats on the flight cost $52 and $58, respectively, for a total of $110 for full front seats for the entire one-way trip. Standard seats are even cheaper at $16.

  • base rate vs.no seat selection: 48 $
  • base rate vs.Standard Seat Selection: $80 ($32 more than no seat selection)
  • staple food withlarge front seats: $158 ($110 more than no seat selection, $78 more than basic seat selection)
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The takeaway from this exercise is that the base price and additional cost of large front seats are generally inversely correlated. If the base price goes up, the add-on for the big front seats goes down, and vice versa.

Book a Spirit Big Front Row Seat

You can purchase the large front seats during the seat selection step of the booking process. You can also add Big Front Seats to your itinerary anytime after you book, subject to availability. However, the price of large front seats tends to increase as your travel date gets closer.

See seat selection page for prices of different seats. Large front seats are the most expensive, followed by exit row seats, then seats closer to the front of the plane, with middle and back seats being the cheapest. If you choose to select your seat without paying at all, Spirit will automatically assign you a seat at check-in.

3 Tips for Reserving Large Front Seats with Spirit.

I just had some quick tips for booking Spirit Big Front Seats.

1. Book directly with Spirit.This is the easiest way to definitively find and reserve a large front row seat. As you can see here, the spacious front seats are displayed in a vibrant teal in the seat selector window.

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You can also book Big Front Seats through third-party sites like Expedia, but Big Front Seats are not always clearly marked. However, the price and availability should be the same on both sides.

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2. Check the seating chart.If you know you want a large front row seat, click on the seat map of your preferred flight to start your search. That way you can be sure to have the big front seats available before you go too far.

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3. Don't Bundle.When booking on Spirit.com, after selecting a flight and entering passenger details, you will be prompted to book a package. This allows you to buy seats and luggage together for a lower price. Large front seats are not included in the package, so don't choose this option.

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Large front seats for babies and families

While all types of travelers appreciate the roomy front seats, we found this one especially family-friendly. It appears we are not alone. On our most recent flight, three of the four large pairs of front seats were occupied by a parent and child.

There are various reasons for this.

First and foremost is the space, which is helpful for kids of all ages. The large front seats fit better in a car seat, there's plenty of room for a baby to sit on her lap (especially if the mother is breastfeeding), and they have enough room for a wriggling toddler to play around without will hit other passengers.

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Next is the price. Large front seats tend to be less expensive than any other premium seat on the market. This makes it a great way to add the extra space little ones need without shelling out for a fuller product. (Let me remind you that the kids don't drink the free booze that other premium lodges offer anyway.)

Big front seats are definitely more expensive than standard seats, but if you have kids under two, it's still okay. This is not the case for children under the age of twoneedThey have their own seats, but because of the small size of the standard Spirit seats, we always get one, so we fill the row. Sometimes it can be about the same price and more convenient to book two adults in the large front seat and let your child under 2 sit on your lap.

Finally, there's the location at the front of the plane. Don't underestimate the importance of getting food and water first - especially when you have a happy toddler like we did. Thanks to the front of the plane, you're right next to the toilet, where you can quickly change diapers. Of course, being in the front means you can get off the plane as quickly as possible.

notes:You cannot travel with an infant on your lap or in a 1st row car seat. read more aboutFlying around with a baby or toddlerin this article.

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Our experience with Spirit Big Front Seats

We recently flew Spirit Big Front Seats round-trip between New York (LGA) and Orlando (MCO). We had flown these seats many times before this trip, so we were very familiar with the airline and this seat type in particular.


We booked this flight directly with Spirit. It's $356 for two full-size front seats and one standard seat. we pay with ourRitz Visa CenterAnd was able to use the card's travel credits to pay for our seat selection. Unfortunately, we forgot to purchase carry-on luggage when booking and we ended up adding it at the last minute for an extra $62 each way. (They got us!)

This configuration is one of our favorite ways to fly the Spirit, as our child is over two years old and needs his own seat. One of us will take care of the little one in the larger seat while the other relaxes in the smaller space. We then switch or alternate each leg of the journey mid-flight.

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Come in

Spirit Airlines will board in 4 zones, with priority boarding for passengers requiring extra assistance, and family boarding between zones 2 and 3 (for families with children under 3 years old).

We didn't select seats for express boarding, but purchased a carry-on which gave us zone 1.

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Our boarding experience at LGA was a breeze. Spirit departs from Terminal A, which is very small and only serves a handful of gates. We could clearly hear the announcement on the other side of the terminal, lined up in section 1, and were quickly seated in our second row of seats.

The MCO is not that organized. The sign on our gate did not reflect the status of our actual flight at all. Our scheduled departure time came and went without updating. Eventually the sign was updated to be 10 minutes late...and then another 10 minutes late.

When they finally announced we were starting to board, there seemed to be no order. They didn't announce the area and didn't seem to care who came in. This was one of the most chaotic boarding experiences I have ever had. But in the end we pushed our way and finally found our place.

large front seats

Spirit Airlines is upgrading the seats on all of its aircraft. For this trip, we used the new seats on the outbound flight and the old seats on the return flight. Before we talk about the differences, let's talk about the similarities.

First, storage is important. The roomy front seats offer no storage space, and all luggage has to be tossed in the overhead bin. Space is usually not an issue as fewer and fewer people carry hand luggage when they have to pay.

Passengers in the second or sometimes third row up front have ample storage space under the front seats. However, you still cannot bring extra hand luggage for free.

The wide front seats also have tray tables integrated into the armrests, eliminating the need to pull them behind the seat in front of you. Tray tables are also much larger than those found on standard seats.

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LGA zu MCO (Refurbished Spirit Seat)

On our LGA to MCO flight we have the newly upgraded Spirit seat. All seats have been upgraded for more comfort, and the middle seat is even bigger in size.

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The new large front seats are noticeably more comfortable. The upholstery is heavier and firmer than the old seats, with a wider backrest and about an inch more natural slope. (Sidebar: The tray table on the standard seat can now be locked, which was not the case before. This is very useful for people traveling with or sitting in front of an infant.)

However, I have one complaint. The center console has a small table for some of my regular drinks. On this particular flight, the top plastic part of the center console was rolled up so I couldn't use it for drinks. That's disappointing for an all-new seat design.

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MCO to LGA (Old Spirit Seat)

We had older seats on our return flight from MCO to LGA. The seats are more padded than standard and comfortable without being overly plush. With the extra space between the seats and the increased seat pitch, even the old big front seats actually look bigger than they really are.

Our main complaint about the old seats had nothing to do with comfort. During this trip, we encountered several issues, such as the gap between the seat cushion and the center console. Several items slipped through the gaps onto the floor, including a cell phone, sanitizing wipes and what appears to be a water bottle. It's frustrating not being able to put anything on the seat without risking slipping.

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As the saying goes, you get what you pay for. Spirit isn't known for great service, so go there with expectations. However, personally, I can say that I have always been very satisfied with the service I receive on Spirit, regardless of my seat.

Expedited, enhanced or special service is not available for large front seats. Instead, you'll receive the same quality of service and attention as each passenger. Honestly, I kind of like that; it doesn't feel stuffy or forced.

We love it when you sit at the front of the plane and get your first glimpse of food and drink, and Spirit runs out quickly. We usually get coffee and bottled water for $4 per person. This time we also grabbed what appeared to be the last kid's snack box on the return flight, which was much needed as we didn't pack enough snacks to make up for our delayed flight.

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On one of our flights, the WiFi went down mid-flight. We didn't buy wifi but the flight attendant apologized and said the passengers who bought it are entitled to a refund.

Overall, I am very happy with the service we received on both flights with Spirit. The flight attendant even gave Zoe a Spirited Flyer sticker, much to their delight.

So are the Spirit Big Front Seats worth it?

Overall, we can say that we enjoy driving the Spirit Big Front Seats and think they are worth the money in many situations. However, it may not always make sense due to varying prices and differences in people's preferences and needs.

Here's a breakdown of when we think they're worth it, and when they're not.

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Big front seats are worth it if...

  • You're looking for an improved physical seat with no emphasis on enhanced service.
  • Spirit Big Front Seats are priced on par with old airline economy seats.
  • You want more room than a standard economy seat—whether it's because you're tall, a nursing mom, a wobbly toddler, or just the average person who just wants more air.
  • It is important that you sit at the front of the plane for meal service and/or disembarkation.
  • You are traveling alone with an infant or child on your lap in a car seat. (In this case, avoid line 1!)

Big front seats aren't worth it if...

  • They also plan to buy luggage, snacks and alcoholic beverages. For the extra cost, it might be worth it to opt for a more comprehensive upgrade experienceDelta Comfort Plus.
  • There are three people in your tour group and want to sit together. In this case, it may be more convenient to fly economy class on the older airline. Maybe try something likeJet Blue More spaceseat.
  • Your connecting flight has multiple sectors, or your ticket is very cheap. This probably means that the big front seats are very expensive and not worth the extra money.

Final Thoughts on Spirit's Large Front Seats

When given the choice between Spirit Big Front Seats and Economy in vintage airlines, I almost always choose the Big Front Seats. The premium cabins of these legacy airlines are certainly better offerings, albeit at a much higher price, which doesn't always make them a viable option.

Spirit Airlines and other low-cost airlines have been heavily criticized for starving passengers at every turn. We prefer to think of it as payment for something you actually need. Because of this, we appreciate being able to pay more for a larger seat without having to pay more for the full flight experience.

Sometimes we need to travel with larger hand luggage, sometimes we don't. Sometimes we want a free cocktail when we're looking for a comfy seat to treat ourselves to, but sometimes we don't mean to. It's actually pretty convenient to get seat upgrades without paying a ton for a product that has a lot of bells and whistles we don't need.

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The most important thing about Spirit Big Front Seats is knowing what you're paying for. It is important to understand that other items such as beverages, priority boarding and/or luggage will incur additional charges. Calculate all costs before making your final decision.

And you? Have you ever sat in the big front seat? Let us know your experience in the comments!

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Can big people fit in Spirit seats? ›

Policy for Overweight Passengers

Like many other airlines, Spirit Airlines requires plus-size passengers to purchase a second seat if you care going to encroach on their neighbors or cannot put the armrest down between two seats. Spirit does not offer a refund on second-seat tickets, unlike Southwest.

Does Spirit big front seat come with carry on? ›

Unlike some seat upgrades like JetBlue's Even More Space seats, Spirit's Big Front Seats do not come with an additional baggage allowance. Even if you book a Big Front Seat, the only free bag you get is a personal item that may not exceed 18 x 14 x 8 inches.

How big is Spirit's Big Front seat? ›

These seats located at the front of the plane are larger and more comfortable than economy class seats. They boast a 36-inch pitch (plus curved seatbacks to offer more room for your knees) and an 18.5-inch width, which means you can enjoy 6 more inches of legroom than a standard seat.

Is the big front seat on Spirit worth it reddit? ›

Yes. It's extra space and that's it (don't expect anything "first class" with it), but compared to the super-tight seats in the back, I find it a pretty good value.

Can a 400 pound person fly? ›

Even though there are no weight limits for fat passengers, there are normally three basic requirements for flying while overweight: Passengers must be able to sit with both armrests down.

Will a 300 pound person fit in an airplane seat? ›

Depends on your proportions. Most likely, it won't be comfortable, but you'll still fit at 300. Try and book next to an empty seat, if you can. I assume you already do that anyway, but I don't know how often you travel, or whether this is your first time.

Do the big seats on Spirit Airlines recline? ›

One feature you won't find in Spirit's Big Front Seats? The ability to recline. Just as throughout the rest of the plane, Spirit doesn't let you recline your seats. As you should assume, there's also no in-flight entertainment – just a blank seatback in front of you.

What happens if my carry-on is too big Spirit? ›

For overweight baggage, Spirit charges $59 for bags weighing 41 to 50 pounds and $99 for bags weighing 51 to 100 pounds. If your bags are oversized (63 to 80 inches) then you will be charged $100; for special items over 80 inches, the fee is $150.

Do Spirit big seats have chargers? ›

There are no power outlets on Spirit Airlines planes.

Are there upgraded seats on Spirit? ›

Our BIG FRONT SEATs are larger seats, for those who prefer more space, in the front of the plane. With a 36" pitch and 18.5" width - a full 6" of additional legroom compared to our standard Deluxe Leather seats - you'll be flying in comfort when you choose our BIG FRONT SEAT.

Is Spirit shortcut boarding worth it? ›

Starting at $7.99, Spirit's “Shortcut Boarding” access allows you priority boarding in Zone 2. Depending on the airport you're departing from, you may also be able to pay for "Shortcut Security," though we don't recommend it. It's not TSA PreCheck, but it will allow you to go through security in an expedited lane.

What is the best seat on a large plane? ›

The best seat for a larger person

Larger passengers will find an aisle seat to be the most comfortable. For starters, they have just one passenger seated next to them should the middle seat be taken. Secondly, on some planes, it's possible to raise the aisle armrest to make more room.

Are seats at the front of the plane better? ›

According to experts, choosing the seat in front is always a better option. "Our centre of gravity is usually around 28 per cent, and the centre of pressure usually acts around 25 per cent of the mean aerodynamic chord (1/4 of the way down the wing).

Why are seats at front of plane better? ›

There is less turbulence towards the front and especially between the wings of the plane, since this area is more stable. For the same reason, if you suffer from motion sickness, it would also be better to be seated close to the wings.

What is the most desirable seat on an airplane? ›

Exit rows, aisle or window seats, and anywhere close to the front are typically considered the best seats on a plane. On a short business trip, you might want an aisle seat near the front of the plane so you can debark as quickly as possible on arrival.

Can a size 22 woman fit in an airplane seat? ›

You will be fine, you probably won't even need an extender on your belt. A size 22 won't have difficulty fitting in a airline seat, and doing up the seat belt. Don't worry.

At what size do you need two airline seats? ›

Passengers who do not fit into the 17.8-inch seat comfortably with the armrests down must purchase two seats at the time of booking. The airline will then assign two seats next to each other, free of charge.

How do I know if I need a seat belt extender on a plane? ›

Once You Have Sat Down

Once you're in your seat and you've tested your belt to find it doesn't quite fit, you can flag down a member of the cabin crew and ask them for a seatbelt extender. As soon as everyone is seated they will start to do checks up and down the aisle, so this is the best possible time to ask.

What if I can't fit in my airline seat? ›

If airline staff determines that you will not fit into one seat, they can require you to purchase another one. The seat will be offered at the lowest possible fare at the time of purchase.

Can a size 28 fit in a plane seat? ›

You will be fine, my Mil is a size 28 and flies quite regularly. Have a friend your size Op. Don't worry you'll fit but yes make sure you're not in the middle seat. I know when I've travelled with my friend she always makes sure she is sat next to someone travelling with her so she can put the arm rest up if necessary.

Can I bring my own seatbelt extender on a plane? ›

Airlines do provide seat belt extenders on flights as they are required by law to do so at no charge. Travelers are discouraged from bringing their own seat belt extenders, since the FAA would not be able to ensure that extenders brought by passengers are compliant with safety regulations.

Are Spirit seats tight? ›

Relocate Your Tray Table. Legroom on Spirit flights is 28 inches of seat pitch (about two inches less than most airlines' seat pitch), which means you won't want your tray table (even the teeny-tiny ones Spirit employs) taking up any of that precious knee space.

Are Spirit seats narrow? ›

Customers in a window or aisle seat will have a seat that is 17.5 inches wide. Customers in a middle seat, the most undesirable seat, will have a seat that is 18.5 inches wide.

How does seating work on Spirit? ›

Spirit assigns random seats to its passengers during check-in. To choose a seat you want, you have to pay for seat assignments starting at $5. You can also pick what's known as a Big Front Seat, which is essentially a first-class-style seat with fewer perks.

Does Spirit actually check bag size? ›

There is no free Spirit Airlines checked baggage allowance. Passengers can check up to five bags into the hold but must pay a fee. Each bag must not exceed 62 inches (158 cm) in total dimensions, or 40 lbs (18.1 kg). *Customers can pay $69.95 to become a member of the Saver$ club.

Can I take a purse and a backpack on Spirit? ›

One personal item that fits entirely in the smaller sizer box (like a purse, small backpack, etc.) is included with your ticket. Another personal item or anything larger like a standard carry-on or checked bag will need to be paid for. **For Military Bag policies please click here.

Can I bring snacks on Spirit Airlines? ›

Solid food items (not liquids or gels) can be transported in either your carry-on or checked baggage.

Does Spirit give free water? ›

There is no complimentary beverage or snack service on Spirit flights. Doing this helps us to keep prices low for all of our passengers. We do not offer any special dietary meals; however, our menu selection still provides a range of options that should meet most dietary requirements. Our menu is below.

What are the most complaints on Spirit Airlines? ›

Spirit Airlines

The second-biggest complaint category for Spirit was refunds (122 complaints), followed by reservation/ticketing/boarding issues and baggage issues (30 complaints each). Learn how Spirit baggage fees work.

Can you watch movies on Spirit Airlines? ›

To keep you connected, we now offer a state-of-the art, fast, Wi-Fi experience. Affordably stream your favorite shows and movies, games, and connect to social media on your personal devices.

Is it cheaper to upgrade your seats at the airport? ›

Realistically, it's a gamble and getting upgraded to business class at the airport is pretty rare. If luxury and extra legroom is really important to you, book it in advance. However, if you're perfectly willing to fly economy class, and willing to roll the dice, a last-minute upgrade can be the cheapest option.

Which airline has the biggest seats? ›

Delta. Out of the three major airlines in the U.S. (Delta, American and United), Delta offers the most spacious economy seats, although there are some variations. On most narrowbody aircrafts, there is 30 to 31 inches of legroom. However, the Boeing 737-800, Boeing 757 and Airbus A220 all offer 32 inches.

How to get cheaper seats on Spirit Airlines? ›

Here's how you can keep them as low as possible.
  1. Buy your ticket at the airport. ...
  2. Don't reserve seats in advance. ...
  3. Print your boarding pass ahead of time. ...
  4. Pack extremely light. ...
  5. If you can't pack light, pay for your bags early. ...
  6. Bring your own snacks and drinks. ...
  7. Join the $9 Fare Club.
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Is it better to check-in early on Spirit? ›

Tips for Smooth Spirit Airlines Check-In

Check-in as early as possible to avoid any issues with your booking. Make sure to have all necessary documents and identification with you. Pay for any baggage fees and select your seat in advance to avoid delays at the airport.

Is it better to check-in online or at the airport Spirit? ›

Checking in online at Spirit.com is free, and it's the quickest way to check in for your flight and print your boarding pass.

Which airline has the best seats for fat people? ›

Delta Airlines

Delta Airlines is the best airline for plus-sized passengers. On top of being one of the most friendly airlines, Delta also has one of the largest average seat width figures in the industry.

What are the most bumpy seats in a plane? ›

“The smoothest place to sit is over the wings,” commercial pilot Patrick Smith, host of AskThePilot.com said. These seats are close to the plane's center of lift and gravity. “The roughest spot is usually the far aft. In the rearmost rows, closest to the tail, the knocking and swaying is more pronounced,” Smith added.

Which seat is loudest on a plane? ›

When deciding either window or aisle seat, the window is found to be the loudest on the plane. While aisle seats are quieter, do note there's also a higher chance that other passengers from the inner seats might interrupt you if they need to go to the washroom.

How big are the seats on Spirit Airlines? ›

Big Front Seats — 36-inch pitch, 18.5-inch width. Standard economy seats — 28-inch pitch, 17.75-inch width.

Does Spirit have plus size? ›

No matter why you need a high-quality costume, you'll be happy to know that Spirit offers a selection of plus size theatrical costumes for women! These gorgeous gowns and outfits will have you ready to steal the show no matter where you go, and you'll feel confident knowing you'll stand out in a crowd.

Does Spirit Airlines have a person of size policy? ›

Spirit Airlines has a customer of size policy that states that passengers who cannot fit in a single seat with the armrests down must purchase an extra seat. It's also important to note that guests who require a seat belt extension may not occupy any seat equipped with an inflatable seat belt.

Which airline has the widest seats? ›

JetBlue. JetBlue is America's trailblazer when it comes to the most spacious aircraft seats. Although seats vary between different aircraft types, the airline offers up to 38 inches of legroom in their standard economy class.

Which airline has the smallest seats? ›

Air Asia has the shortest seat pitch in economy, at 29 inches. Forty years ago, seat pitch was 31 to 35 inches. Seat width was approximately 18.5 inches. Today it's 17 to 17.5 inches.

Are first class seats wider? ›

Seating: In American's first-class cabins, seats are wider and recline farther, although the exact increase varies by flight and aircraft layout.

What is the best seat on a plane for a big person? ›

Bulkhead Seats

These seats are located directly behind the interior wall separating cabins in the plane. Because there aren't any seats in front of you, there's usually a bit more space and extra legroom. Additionally, bulkhead seats have more seat pitch—the distance between the same point on two seats.

How strict is Spirit with weight limit? ›

Unfortunately, we cannot accept bags that weigh more than 100 pounds (45 kg) or that measure more than 80 linear inches (203 cm) in overall dimensions. View the current bag prices for carry-ons, checked bags, and sporting equipment.

Does Spirit Airlines have a weight limit for passengers? ›

Spirit Airlines' (NK) standard checked / hold baggage policy details follow: 2 bags standard, up to 5 bags maximum (restrictions exist on international travel – check Spirit's site for details) Maximum dimensions: 62 inches or 157 centimeters (length + width + height) Maximum weight: 40 pounds or 18 kilograms.

What size did you need a seatbelt extender? ›

Typically, a 5”, 7” or 8” Rigid Extender is the best length due to the rotation of the arms, body, torso and back otherwise required to buckle up that you may not be able to do. If you want to be more precise, sit in the seat and try buckling up.

Is Spirit Picky about personal item size? ›

Spirit's personal item policy is as follows: 18 x 14 x 8 inches with no weight limit. Now, that might not sound like a great deal – but depending on the duration and type of trip it might just be enough to keep you going.

Do families get to sit together on Spirit Airlines? ›

Family Seating:

Spirit will randomly assign you a seat at check-in for free, but we can't guarantee that you'll get to sit with your friends or family.


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