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Airline Luggage Fees and Baggage Fees 2012


TammyWright

Airline Luggage and Baggage Fees and Policies for 2012

 

Giraffe-Luggage.jpgHello BDW,

 

I have compiled some baggage fees that the airlines are now imposing.  You can use the chart below to give you an idea of what extra fees may be charged to you.  Please keep in mind, this is just the information that I found but it is not guaranteed as accurate so you must confirm the fee amount and policies directly with the airline you are using.  Also these fees can and may change at any time.  I will try to keep it updated but again, no guarantees.  BE SURE TO CHECK WITH THE AIRLINE YOU ARE FLYING ON TO CONFIRM THE FEES AND POLICIES!

 

If you have any other airline fees you would like to add, put then in the comments section of this article and I will add them :)

 

The 1st & 2nd bags fees below are for bags that are checked in not carry on.

 

Airline

Carry-on

 1st bag

 2nd bag

additional bags

 notes

Airtran Free $25 $35

bags 3-9 $110 each

bags 10+ $110 each

If bags are over 51 lbs expect to pay $50 per overweight bag

 

Alaska  Free   $20 $20

If bags are not overweight standard fee $20

 

Bags over 70 lbs and 100 inches $75 each

 

American Free $25 $35

bags 3-5 $100 each

bags 6+ $150 each

For bags weighing between 51-70 lbs you can expect to pay around $60 each

For bags weighing between 71-100 lbs $100 each

 

Continental Free $25 $25 If bags are not overweight standard fee $25

Overweight bags $100 each

Oversize bags $100 each

If over weight AND oversize $200 each + any additional bag fees

 

Delta Free $25 $35

3rd bag $125

bags 4-10 $200 each

For bags weighing between 51-70 lbs you can expect to pay around $90 each

For bags weighing between 71-100 lbs $175 each

 

Frontier Free $20     

Overweight $75 each

Oversize $75 each

If your bag is overweight + oversize + additional bag be prepared to pay for all the fees combined

 

Hawaiin Free      

Overweight $50 each

Oversize $100 each

If your bag is overweight + oversize + additional bag be prepared to pay for all the fees combined

 

JetBlue Free Free    

Overweight $75 each

Oversize $75 each

If your bag is overweight + oversize + additional bag be prepared to pay for all the fees combined

 

Southwest Free Free Free

Bags 3-9 $50 each

bags 10+ $110

 

Bags weighing between 50-99 lbs will cost $50 each

 

Spirit $35 $33    

You can save money by purchasing and paying for your baggage fees online

 

United/Continental Free $25 $35 2+ bags you may be charged between $100 and $200 per bag

Expect to pay between $200 and $400 per overweight bag depending on location

 

U.S. Airways Free $25 $35

3rd bag is $125

bags 4-9 $200 each

For bags weighing between 51-70 lbs you can expect to pay around $90 each

For bags weighing between 71-100 lbs $175 each

 

 


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I think the fees vary if you are flying outside of the US. I am on American, flying from the US to Jamaica and the 1st bag is free.

 

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Guest TheWolferts

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I just flew AirTran to Mexico from Baltimore and we paid $20 for the first bag, then $25 for the second. Both were right at 50 pounds.

 

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Thank you for putting this together. Some airlines (like American) just recently changed their policy so if you booked before they made the change you got the old policy.

 

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Guest Matt Adcock

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My experience is that sometimes, Extra bag fees $$$ may add up so much that buying a gate upgrade may suddenly benefit you with the additional pieces you can carry on per pax. Suddenly, your upgrade is a strategic one and your now flying in comfort to get married... may or may not work out in all areas. I know for example, leaving Cun to Atl, delta hardly EVER sells first class tickets. Problem with this system is it is last minute gate upgrade vs knowing all this ahead of time and forking over big $$ to by the premium ticket.

 

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I hear Southwest and AirTran merged, but Air Tran still has baggage fees. Anyone know anything about this? Will Air Tran eventually lose the fees? Thanks for posting this!

 

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I flew Delta out of the country and 2 bags were free, but if it's domestic flights then the fees are charged.

 

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I know United offers a first bag free when you fly international. They also offer first bag free domestic for you and guest if you have a Mileage Plus Credit Card.

 

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I am flying U.S. Airways and I am wondering the same thing as erinmc (if they will charge my dress as a carryon).

 

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