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Comparing Baggage Fees

The airline baggage fees listed here apply to passengers in the lowest fare class on flights within the continental U.S. They are often waived or reduced for passengers in higher fare classes, frequent flyers who have reached a certain status in an airline's loyalty program, customers who book with an airline-affiliated credit card, and active-duty military. Passengers with round-trip tickets must pay each way. Exceptions are generally made for strollers and child seats, mobility aids, and service animals. Oversize bags are measured in linear inches (length + width + height). Additional airline baggage fees may apply to sporting equipment and other specialized items.

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Carry-On Bag
1st Checked Bag
2nd Checked Bag
Excess Baggage
Overweight Baggage
Oversize Baggage
Pets
Alaska
$0
$25
$25
$75
$50 (51-100 lbs.)
$75 (63-115 in.)
$100
Allegiant*
$10-$75**
$15-$75**
$15-$75**
$100
$50 (41-70 lbs.); $75 (71-100 lbs.)
$75 (81+ in.); $50-$75 for personal item (>7x15x16 in.) or carry-on (>9x14x22 in.)
$100 in cabin only
American
$0
$25
$35
$150 for 3rd, $200 for each additional
$100 (51-70 lbs.); $200 (71-100 lbs.)
$200 (63+ in.)
$125 in cabin; $200 checked
Delta
$0
$25
$35
$125 for 3rd, $200 for each additional
$100 (51-70 lbs.); $200 (71-100 lbs.)
$200 (63-80 in.)
$125 in cabin; $200 in cargo
Frontier
$30-60**
$20-$60**
$30 or $35**
$75 or $80**
$75 (51-100 lbs.)
$75 (63+ in.)
$75 in cabin only
JetBlue
$0
$20-25
$35
$100
$100 (51-99 lbs.)
$100 (63-80 in.)
$100 in cabin only
Southwest
$0
$0
$0
$75
$75 (51-100 lbs.)
$75 (63-80 in.)
$95 in cabin only
Spirit
$35-$100**
$30-$100**
$40-$100**
$85-$100**
$25 (41-50 lbs.); $50 (51-70 lbs.); $100 (71-99 lbs.)
$100 (63-80 in.); $150 (81+ in.)
$110 in cabin only
United
$0
$25
$35
$150
$100 (51-70 lbs.); $200 (71-100 lbs.)
$200 (63-115 in.)
$125 in cabin; $75 and up in cargo, depending on weight
US Airways
$0
$25
$35
$150 for 3rd; $200 for each additional
$100 (51-70 lbs.); $200 (71-100 lbs.)
$200 (62-80 in.)
$125 in cabin only
Virgin America
$0
$25
$25
$25
$50 (51-70 lbs.); $100 (71-100 lbs.)
$75 (63 to 80 in.)
$100/segment in cabin only

* All fees are per segment.

** Depending on whether you pay during online booking (lowest fee), during online check-in, through reservation center, at airport kiosk or counter, or at gate.

On Frontier, fee increases of $5 up to 24 hours before departure, $10 at online check-in, and $5 at airport for carry-on bags and $10 for first and second checked bags apply for travel Nov. 19, 2015, to Jan 5, 2016, and June 9, 2016, to Aug. 16, 2016.

On Spirit, an increase of $2 applies to all baggage fees June 19, 2015, to Aug. 17, 2015.



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