I checked in ~3 hours before a flight and ended up with 7B, which is near the front but a middle seat.
I also checked in ~16 hours before a flight and got 17F.
Soft drinks range in price from $2-3, while beer, wine and spirits cost between $7-8 and snacks can run you anywhere from $3 for a can of Pringles to $7 for a cheese tray.
Spirit offers “Perfect Pairings” of food and drinks that price out at anywhere from $12-18 each.
Of course, this is a very small sample size, so I don't know if it has just been a coincidence or if this is indicative of how their "random" seat assignment algorithm works.
Question: Is there an optimal time to check into a Spirit flight to maximize my chances of getting an aisle or window seat?
Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead?
Baggage fees are the quickest way to add to your Spirit Airlines fare, but if you’re strategic they’re among the best means of keeping it low.
Somewhat inconveniently, you aren’t currently able to pre-book food and drink on Spirit Airlines, though if other ultra-low cost carriers are anything to go by, this feature should become available in the future.
Regardless of what you choose to buy on board your Spirit Airlines flight, remember that only credit and debit card payments are accepted.