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Getting a Grip on Airline Luggage Fees

Before you take your next flight, check the baggage policy of your airline. Knowing your airline's rules ahead of time can save you a lot of money. Each airline has different luggage policies, charges and restrictions. To help insure that your luggage meets these requirements, and you are aware of any excess baggage charges you may incur, we have provided the following chart providing links to each airline's luggage policy. Choose your airline from the list below. If your airline of choice is not listed here, contact us and let us know.

What you need to know:

Checked baggage policies vary by airline, frequent flyer status, booking class, baggage size and weight. Fees may apply for your first bag and subsequent bags; for sports equipment and oversized bags, as well as bags exceeding the airline's weight limits.

If you are making connections and changing airlines, whether domestically or internationally, you will want to check the policies ahead of time. Below you will find links to each airlines' policy.

To view official Airline Baggage information, please click on the Airline name below.

AirlineCheckedExceptionsApplicable Area
Air Canada
Each Way
1st Bag N/A
2nd Bag $25
Customers purchasing Latitude & Executive Class tickers; Air Canada Elite, Super Elite & Prestige members; Star Alliance Gold & Silver members Domestic Canada; Canada & US including Hawaii
Air France N/A N/A N/A
Air Tran
Each Way
1st Bag N/A
2nd Bag $10 online check-in
or $20 at airport
--- System wide
Alaska Airlines
Each Way
1st Bag N/A
2nd Bag $25
Elite Freguest Flyers, First Class TIckets, travel within Alaska, travel to/from Guadelajara or Mexico City Domestic U.S.
American Airlines
Each Way
1st Bag $15
2nd Bag $25
Elite Frequent Flyers, Full Fare Economy, Business and First Class Tickets U.S., Puerto Rico, the U./S. Virgin Islands and Canada
British Airways View N/A N/A
Cape Air View N/A N/A
Continental Airlines
Each Way
1st Bag $15
2nd Bag $25
Exceptions to the new baggage fee include:
2 free bags allowed for the following: Coach customers on Y fare, OnePass Elite customers regardless of fare, SkyTeam Elite customers regardless of fare, Elite for a Day (EFAD) customers. 3 free bags allowed for the following: Active Military personnel traveling on orders, First Class or BusinessFirst customers regardless of elite level or fare.
US; Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands & Canada
Delta Airlines
Each Way
1st Bag N/A
2nd Bag $25
Elite Frequent Flyers & First/Business Class passengers Domestic including US territories
Frontier
Each Way
1st Bag N/A
2nd Bag $25
Elite Frequent Flyers and First Class tickets Systemwide
Jet Blue
Each Way
1st Bag N/A
2nd Bag $20
N/A Systemwide
Lufthansa View N/A N/A
Northwest Airlines
Each Way
1st Bag $15
2nd Bag $25
Elite Frequent Flyers, International Tickets (except Canada) U.S., Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean
QANTAS View N/A N/A
Southwest View N/A N/A
Spirit
Each Way
1st Bag $15 online check-in
or $25 airport
2nd Bag $25 online check-in
or airport
N/A Systemwide
United Airlines
Each Way
1st Bag $15
2nd Bag $25
Elite Frequent Flyers, International Tickets (except Canada) US & Canada, Puerto Rico & St. Thomas
US Airways
Each Way
1st Bag $15
2nd Bag $25
Elite Frequent Flyers, First and Business Class Tickets US to or from Canada, Latin America, the Caribbean
Virgin Atlantic N/A N/A N/A
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