• Spirit Airlines is increasing the weight limit for checked bags to 50 pounds.
  • The carrier is also extending the validity of flight credits to 12 months.
  • These changes bring Spirit more in line with the rest of the airline industry.

More changes are coming to Spirit Airlines’ policies. 

The carrier announced it was upping the weight limit for checked bags to 50 pounds and extending the validity of flight credits to 12 months. 

“Spirit has changed the game before and we’re doing it again with this first round of initiatives that will lead the way to a new era of low-fare, high-value flying,” Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Spirit Airlines Matt Klein said in a statement. “These enhancements provide each and every one of our guests unparalleled flexibility and peace of mind, and it’s just the beginning of our pursuit to make affordable travel easier and more seamless than ever.”

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Prior to Tuesday’s announcement, checked bags were limited to 40 pounds before incurring overweight fees, and flight credits expired after 90 days.

These changes bring Spirit more in line with the rest of the airline industry, as well as its closest competitor, Frontier, which also extended its flight credit validity period last month. Frontier, however, still caps checked bags at 40 pounds.

Spirit Airlines also announced it was eliminating change and cancellation fees on all tickets.

Zach Wichter is a travel reporter for USA TODAY based in New York. You can reach him at zwichter@usatoday.com.

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