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 8, 2016

Airline 1st Checked Bag 2nd Checked Bag Carry-On
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
  • $25 (paid before/during online check-in)
  • $30-$60 (paid at airport)
  • $30 (paid before/during online check-in)
  • $35 (paid at airport)
  • $30-$35 (paid before/during online check-in)
  • $40-$60 (paid at airport)
Hawaiian Airlines $25 $35 FREE
JetBlue Airways FREE-$25 FREE-$35 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

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).

 How To Save on Baggage Fees Using Fly.com

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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