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Checked Baggage Policies and Fees

The information in the following chart was taken from the websites of various airlines and was current as of 8/20/2008. Rates apply to domestic travel only and apply to one-way travel. Double these costs for roundtrip travel. Baggage rules are complicated and this chart is a simplification. Rates change. For the most accurate information, you should phone the airline and get confirmation of your luggage entitlements and what the additional fees might be shortly before your flight.

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Airline

Allowance

Max wt per piece

Max size per piece

AirTran

One free

2nd is $10 via online checkin or $20 at airport ($25 as of 9/18/08)

$50 per extra piece

50lbs

$29 if 51-70lbs ($39 as of 9/18/08)
$69 if 71-100lbs ($79 as of 9/18/08)

61"

$29 if 62-70" ($39 as of 9/18/08)
$69 if 71-100" ($79 as of 9/18/08)

Alaska (and also Horizon)

One free

2nd is free to first class and MVP Gold members, otherwise $25

3 - 6 bags @ $100 each
7+ bags @ $150 each

50lbs

$50 if 51-100lbs

Either extra weight or extra piece charge applies (whichever is greater) but not both

62"

$50 if 63"-80"
$75 if 81"-115"

Either extra weight or extra piece charge applies (whichever is greater) but not both

American

$15 for first bag

$25 for second bag

3-5 bags @ $100 each
6+ bags @ $200 each

Exceptions for full fare Coach, Business and First class tickets, and for AAdvantage Gold members

50lbs on both domestic and international flights

$50 if 51-70lbs
$100 if 71-100lbs

under 62"

$150 for up to 115" in addition to overweight and/or extra piece charges

Continental

One free

2nd is free to OnePass Elite and full Coach passengers, otherwise $25

3 free for First class

$150 per extra bag

Overweight and oversize and extra bag fees are all cumulative

50lbs
70lbs for First class and OnePass Elite

$50 if 51-70lbs

Over 70lbs not accepted

Overweight and oversize and extra bag fees are all cumulative

62"

$100 for oversize, max size of 115"

Overweight and oversize and extra bag fees are all cumulative

Delta

One free

$50 for second bag

$125 for 3rd bag

4 - 10 bags @ $200 each

Overweight and oversize and extra bag fees are all cumulative

50lbs

$90 if 51-70lbs
$175 if 71-100lbs

Overweight and oversize and extra bag fees are all cumulative

62"

$175 for 62"-80"

Max oversize is 80"

Overweight and oversize and extra bag fees are all cumulative

Frontier

One free

$25 for second bag

$50 per extra piece

Overweight and oversize and extra bag fees are all cumulative

50lbs

$75 for up to 100lbs

Overweight and oversize and extra bag fees are all cumulative

62"

$75 for up to 80"

Overweight and oversize and extra bag fees are all cumulative

Hawaiian

$15 for one bag

$25 for second bag

3 - 6 bags @ $100 each

7+ bags @ $200 each

50lbs

$25 if 51-70lbs

Over 70lbs not accepted

62"

'The charge for an oversized bag may depend on what you're transporting'.

Max oversize is 80"

JetBlue

One free

$20 for second bag

$75 for extra bags

Overweight and oversize and extra bag fees are all cumulative

50lbs

$50 if 51-70lbs

$100 if 71-99lbs

Overweight and oversize and extra bag fees are all cumulative

62"

$75 for 63"-80"

Max oversize is 80"

Overweight and oversize and extra bag fees are all cumulative

Midwest

One free

$20 for second bag

$100 for each extra bag

Overweight and oversize and extra bag fees are all cumulative

50lbs

$50 if 51-70lbs

$65 for 71-100lbs

Overweight and oversize and extra bag fees are all cumulative

62"

$80 for 63"-115"

Overweight and oversize and extra bag fees are all cumulative

Northwest

$15 for first bag

$25 for second bag

$100 for each extra bag

NW WorldPerks Elite Silver can take two bags free; first class can take two free 70lb bags and one free 40lb bag

Overweight and oversize and extra bag fees are all cumulative

50lbs

$50 if 51-70lbs

Overweight and oversize and extra bag fees are all cumulative

62"

$100 for 63"-160"

Overweight and oversize and extra bag fees are all cumulative

Southwest

Two free

3rd bag is $25

4-9 extra pieces at $50 each

10+ @ $110 each

50lbs

$25 if 51-70lbs

$50 for 71-100lbs

62"

$50 for oversize

Max oversize is 80"

Spirit

$15 for first bag if online checkin, $25 at airport

$25 for second bag, either online or at airport

3 - 5 pieces $100 each, space available

50lbs

$50 if 51-70lbs

$100 if 71-99lbs

62"

$100 for 63-80"

$150 for 80+"

Max oversize is 160" with no more than 80" in any dimension

United

$15 for first bag

$25 for second bag

3 - 6 bags @ $125

7+ bags @ $250

two bags free for Mileage Plus Premier Associates, and first and business class passengers.

Overweight and oversize and extra bag fees are all cumulative

50lbs

70lbs for Global Services, 1K, Premier Executive Mileage Plus members and Star Alliance Gold members on any fare

$125 if 51-99lbs

Overweight and oversize and extra bag fees are all cumulative

62"

$125 for up to 115"

Overweight and oversize and extra bag fees are all cumulative

US Airways

$15 for first bag

$25 for second bag

two bags free for Dividend Miles preferred members, Envoy and first class passengers

1-7 extra pieces @ $100 each

Overweight and oversize and extra bag fees are all cumulative

50lbs

$50 if 51-70lbs

$100 if 71-100lbs

100lbs max wt

Overweight and oversize and extra bag fees are all cumulative

62"

$100 for 62-80"

Overweight and oversize and extra bag fees are all cumulative

Virgin America

One free, up to 70lbs

$25 for second bag, up to 50lbs

Up to 8 extra bags $50 each, weighing less than 50lbs each

50lbs (70lbs for first bag)

$50 if 51-70lbs

$100 if 71-100lbs

First bag is $50 for 71-100lbs

62"

$50 for 63-100"