Domestic Airlines Baggage Fees

The below chart includes most major domestic carriers. All fees listed below are for domestic flights only, including U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Fees for international flights will vary, though most carriers offer the first checked bag for free. For more information on other carriers, check the links below the chart.

Note: Though most airlines do not charge for the first checked item for an international flight, please visit the airline directly for exact international baggage fees. 

Updated: January 17, 2014

Airline 1st Checked Bag 2nd Checked Bag Carry-On
AirTran Airways $25 $35 FREE
Alaska Airlines
  • $25
  • Note: 1st checked bag FREE to Mexico City or Guadalajara only
$25 FREE
Allegiant Air
  • $15-$30 (paid for at time of reservation)
  • $35 (paid at airport)
  • $15-$30 (paid for at time of reservation)
  • $35 (paid at airport)
FREE
American Airlines $25 $35 FREE
Delta Air Lines $25 $35 FREE
Frontier Airlines
  • $20 (paid during online check-in)
  • $25 (paid at airport)
$30 FREE-$100
Hawaiian Airlines $25 $35 FREE
JetBlue Airways FREE $50 FREE
Southwest Airlines FREE FREE FREE
Spirit Airlines
  • $21-30 (paid for prior to online check-in)
  • $31-$40 (paid during online check-in)
  • $45 (paid at airport)
  • $31-$40 (paid for prior to online check-in)
  • $41-$50 (paid during online check-in)
  • $55 (paid at airport)
  • $26-$35 (paid for prior to online check-in)
  • $36-$45 (paid during online check-in)
  • $50 (paid at airport)
Sun Country Airlines
  • $20 (paid for prior to airport check-in)
  • $25 (paid at airport)
  • $30 (paid for prior to airport check-in)
  • $35 (paid at airport)
FREE
United Airlines $25 $35 FREE
US Airways $25 $35 FREE
Virgin America $25 $25 FREE

Fees are subject to change, but we will keep them updated as best we can.

Notes: The above chart does not take oversize or overweight bags into consideration. Just about every airline charges for bags that exceed weight (usually 50 lbs) and size limits (varies by carrier). Also, larger items like strollers, skis or golf clubs may also face an additional fee. More information is available by clicking on any of the airline links, which will take you directly into the baggage policy section of their respective websites.

Also, larger items like strollers, skis or golf clubs may also face an additional fee, so again check with the airline directly. Delta and United accept golf clubs and skis as regular checked baggage as long as its in a suitable case (this means no oversize baggage fees will be assessed, though overweight charges may still apply).

Other Airlines

For information on other carriers and international flights, consult the links below.

Adria Airways
Aegean Airlines
Aer Arann
Aer Lingus
Aero Galapagos
Aeroflot
Aerolineas Argentinas
Aeromar
Aeromexico
Aeropelican Pty
AeroSur
Aerosvit Airlines
Afriqiyah Airways
Air Algerie
Air Alps
Air Astana
Air Austral
Air Baltic
Air Berlin
Air Botswana Corp
Air Burkina
Air Canada
Air Caraibes
Air China
Air Choice One
Air Dolomiti
Air Europa
Air France
Air Greenland
Air India
Air Italy
Air Jamaica
Air Malta
Air Mauritius
Air Moldova
Air Namibia
Air New Zealand
Air Nigeria
Air Niugini Pty
Air One
Air Pacific Ltd.
Air Seychelles
Air Tahiti
Air Tahiti Nui
Air Transat
Air Uganda
AirAsia
Albanian Airlines
Alitalia
All Nippon
Arik Air
Arkefly
Arkia Israel
Armavia
Aserca Airlines
Asiana Airlines
Athens Airways
Atlantic Airways
Atlasjet
Aurigny Air
Austrian Airlines
Azerbaijan Airlines
B&H Airlines
Bahamasair
Bangkok Airways
Bearskin Airlines
Blue1
bmi
British Airways
Brussels Airlines
Bulgaria Air
Calm Air Intl
Canadian North
Cape Air
Caribbean Airlines
Carpatair
Cathay Pacific
Cayman Airways
CCM Airlines
Central Mountain
China Airlines
China Eastern Air
China Southern
Cimber Sterling
Cirrus Airlines
City Airline
CityJet (VLM)
Condor
Copa Airlines
Corsairfly
Croatia Airlines
Cyprus Airways
Czech Airlines
Danish Air
Dragonair
Dutch Antilles
Eastern Airways
easyJet
Egypt Air
El Al Israel Air
Emirates
Era Aviation
Estonian Air
Ethiopian Air
Etihad Airways
Eurostar
EVA Air
Finnair
First Air
Fly Thomas Cook
Flybaboo
Flybe
Gabon Airlines
Germanwings
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Golden Air
Great Lakes Airlines
Gulf Air
Hainan Airlines
Hong Kong Airlines
HongKong Express
Iberia
Iceland Express
Icelandair
Indigo
Insel Air
Iran Air
Island Air
Islas Airways
JAL Express
JALways
Japan Airlines
Japan Transocean
Jet Air
Jet Airways
Jet2
JetLite
Jetstar
Jetstar Asia
Kenmore Air
Kenya Airways
Kingfisher Air
KLM Royal Dutch
Korean Air
Kuwait Airways
LACSA
LAN Airlines
LOT Polish Air
Lufthansa
Luxair
Malaysia Airlines
Mandarin Airlines
Manx2
Meridiana
MIAT Mongolian
Moldavian Airlines
Monarch Airlines
Montenegro Air
Myanmar Intl
Nas Air
NextJet
Nordavia
Norwegian
Olympic Air
Oman Air
OpenSkies
Orenair
Pacific Coastal
Pacific Wings
Pakistan Intl Air
Penair
Philippine Air
Pluna
Porter Airlines
PrecisionAir
Provincial Air
Public Charters
Qantas Airways
Qatar Airways
Rex
Rossiya
Royal Air Maroc
Royal Brunei Air
Royal Jordanian
Ryanair
S7 Airlines
SAS
SAT Airlines
SATA International
Saudi Arabian Air
SeaPort Airlines
Shenzhen Airlines
SilkAir
Singapore Air
Skyways Express
SmartWings
Solomon Airlines
South African
SriLankan Airlines
Sun d’Or
SunExpress
Surinam Airways
SWISS
Taca Intl Air
TAM Airlines Paraguay
TAM Linhas Aereas
TAP Portugal
Tarom
Thai Airways
Thomson Airways
Transaero Airlines
Tunisair
Turkish Airlines
Ukraine Intl Air
Ural Airlines
Valuair Ltd.
Vanuatu
Vietnam Airlines
Virgin Atlantic
Virgin Australia
Vision Airlines
Volaris
Vueling Airlines
Welcome Air
WestJet
Wideroe
Windward Is Intl
Wizz Air
XL Airways France
Yemenia Yemen

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To compare baggage fees side-by-side, just conduct a Fly.com flight search as you normally would. In search results, click on the suitcase icon to see airline and route-specific baggage fee information. This information is customized based on your search, so you can avoid the confusing airline policy pages.

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  • Patrickastarling

    My name is Patrick A Starling I am moving to Pheonix Arizona & I want to move a small music studio with me. Does anybody have any suggestions?

  • Kijani

    AirTran’s fees are listed incorrect, they unfortunately raised their fees to $25/$35 (1st/2nd bag) effective for travel after Feb. 15 2013.

  • Newsline77

    The Egypt Air Line was totally crash ticket price to high i was stuck in the Egypt..

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