I hear this a lot. People claiming that they're terrified to fly Spirit because it's so dangerous.
If, like me, you're on travel Tiktok, you'll know what I'm talking about. People taking videos of bad turbulence, editing it to sounds of people screaming, then claiming it was "their last" Spirit Airlines flight. I've seen what seems like a dozen of these videos, and none of them were an actual Spirit flight.
The ongoing rhetoric of Spirit being a "dangerous" airline is simply untrue and high-key classist. Just because it's affordable for a wide range of people, doesn't mean it's cutting corners when it comes to safety.
Spirit Airlines is certified by the Federal Aviation Administration — just like the more expensive airlines. So, it's obvious they've passed all the necessary safety standards.