Excess Baggage Fees

Checking luggage is becoming more expensive due to increased excess baggage fees.


Airlines are under financial pressure to offset the cost of rising fuel prices. Many of the airlines are now charging excess baggage fees for checking one or more piece of luggage and some are even charging for carry-ons. The following chart displays checked baggage allowances and fees for travel within the United States on major commercial carriers.*

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Airline Checked Baggage Fees

Updated August 1, 2014

 

Airline First Bag Second Bag Additional Bag Overweight Oversize More Details
Luggage Forward $39-$99 $39-$99 $39-$99 $0 $124 baggage policy >>
Air Canada $25 $35 $100 +$75 +$75 baggage policy >>
Alaskan / Horizon Air $25 $25 $75 +$75 +$75 baggage policy >>
American Airlines $25 $35 $150 +$200 +$200 baggage policy >>
British Airways $0 $51 $119 +$60 Not Permitted baggage policy >>
Delta Airlines $25 $35 $125-$200 $90-175 $175 baggage policy >>
Frontier Airlines $25 $30 $75 +$75 +$75 baggage policy >>
Hawaiian Airlines $25 $35 $100 +$50-$200 +$200 baggage policy >>
JetBlue Airways $0 $50 $50 +$100 +$100 baggage policy >>
Southwest Airlines included included $75 +$75 +$75 baggage policy >>
Spirit Airlines $45 $55 $100 +$25-$100 +$100-$150 baggage policy >>
United Airlines $25 $35 $100 +$100 +$200 baggage policy >>
Virgin America $25 $25 $25 +$50-$100 +$50 baggage policy >>

 

*All airlines have checked luggage fee structures for oversize and overweight baggage and these fees are charged in addition to the initial fee for checking the bag. Specific airline regulations can be found by clicking on the baggage policy links above. For most airlines, bags over 50 pounds (23 Kgs) are subject to additional fees which start around $50. Many airlines have additional fees for checking sports equipment such as skis, golf bags, and bikes. Also, International flights typically have even higher fees and the prices above are for domestic US flights. Learn about airline carry-on baggage policies and restrictions.

 

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