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Overview: US Carrier Luggage Fees

Overview: US Carrier Luggage Fees

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Arrrgh you tired of confusing luggage fees? We’re here to help sort everything out! We’ve put together this great chart that shows the luggage fees for most major airlines, so you can finally breathe easy. This chart shows fees for both carry-on and checked bags, but please visit the airlines’ websites for more information about additional luggage costs.

Airline 1st Checked Bag Carry-On Allowance Link
American Airlines $25 within US, Canada & to Mexico / Caribbean / Central America
FREE for flights to the rest of the world incl. South America, Brazil
1 bag + 1 personal item for FREE more details
United Airlines $25 within US, Canada & to Mexico / Caribbean / Central America
FREE for flights to the rest of the world incl. South America, Brazil
1 bag + 1 personal item for FREE more details
Delta Airlines $25 within US, Canada & to Mexico / Caribbean / Central America
FREE for flights to the rest of the world incl. South America, Brazil
1 bag + 1 personal item for FREE more details
Southwest Airlines FREE on all routes 1 bag + 1 personal item for FREE more details
JetBlue from $20 within US
FREE for Colombia, Jamaica, Peru, Haiti, Trinidad&Tobago,
Dominican Republic, Ecuador
1 bag + 1 personal item for FREE more details
Virgin America $25 on all routes 1 bag + 1 personal item for FREE more details
Spirit from $25 (use the baggage fee calculator on Spirit website) 1 personal item for FREE + 1 bag from $35 more details
Frontier from $25 (depends on point of sale – online, counter, gate) 1 personal item for FREE + 1 bag from $35 more details
Allegiant Airlines from $18 (depends on time and point of sale – at booking, pre-departure, airport – and flight route) 1 personal item for FREE + 1 bag from $10 more details
Hawaiian Airlines from $25 within US
FREE for flights to the rest of the world
1 bag + 1 personal item for FREE more details
Alaska Airlines from $25 1 bag + 1 personal item for FREE
more details

*Keep in mind, when you carry a frequent traveler status or your airline ticket is booked into business or first, your checked bags fee might be complementary.


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