Will This Work to Avoid Checked-Bag Fees on Spirit Airlines?

MommyPoints wonders if paying for a seat for your snow skis would be less expensive than paying for them as checked luggage. This might work for other luggage also, since Spirit often has very low airfare but high fees for checked luggage.

http://mommypoints.boardingarea.com/2016/01/29/spirit-airlines-bag-changes-coming

Could you have an emotional-support suitcase??

Skiing. Photo by Nathan Congleton / Flickr