Updated: The Ultimate Airline Checked Baggage Fees Chart.

Worth noting: USAirways is the last airline flying from North America to Israel that still gives 2 free bags.

This chart can be accessed at www.dansdeals.com/baggage

The chart below has been updated with all of the latest baggage fee changes for 21 US and Canadian carriers. It first displays in alphabetical order the US based network carriers, followed by all other US based carriers, followed by Canadian carriers.

-All fees listed are for each way, simply double the fee to calculate the cost for round-trip travel.

-The following chart is applicable for economy class travel only.

-Prices for US carriers are for travel from the United States to the listed destination.

-Prices for Canadian carriers are for travel to or from Canada and the listed destination.

-Generally if one person on an itinerary is exempt then everyone of that reservation is also exempt from baggage fees!

Airline:1st Bag2nd BagOther domestic feesExempt
AAUS & Canada: $25.
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Other locations: Free
US & Canada: $35.
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Latin America: $30.
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Europe & India: $60.
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Brazil, China, and Japan: Free.
Over 62 linear inches: $200.
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51-70 pounds: $100
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71-100 pounds: $200
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3rd bag: $150
AA, Alaska, and OneWorld alliance Elites AND Full “Y class” refundable tickets AND AAnytime mileage awards all get 2 free 50 lb. bags

Citi Executive AAdvantage cardholders get 1 free 50 lb. bag.
DeltaUS & Canada: $25
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Other locations: Free.
US & Canada: $35
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Mexico, Central America, and Caribbean: $40.
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Brazil, Japan, and Philippines: Free
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Other locations: $60 online, $75 airport.
Over 62 linear inches: $175.
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51-70 pounds: $90.
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71-100 pounds: $175
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3rd bag: $125
Delta, Air France, KLM, and Alaska Elites get 2 free 70 lb. bags.
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Full “Y class” refundable tickets get 2 free 50 lb. bags.
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Delta AMEX Gold, Platinum, and Reserve cardholders get 1 free 50 lb. bag.
United/ContinentalUS , Canada, and Caribbean: $25.
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Other locations: Free
US & Canada:$35.
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Mexico, Central America, and Caribbean: $30.
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Brazil, Japan, and Venezuela: Free
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Other locations: $70
Over 62 linear inches: $100
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51-70 pounds: $100
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Over 70 pounds: $200
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3rd bag: $100.
Star Alliance Gold Elites get 3 free 70 lb. bags.
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United and Continental Star Alliance Silver Elites, Pres Plus cardholders, and Full “Y class” refundable tickets, get 2 free 50 lb. bags.
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Star Alliance Silver Elites and Continental or United Chase cardholders get 1 free 50 lb. bag
USAirwaysAll flights except Europe, Israel, and Brazil: $25
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Europe, Israel, and Brazil: Free.
All flights except Europe, Israel, and Brazil: $35
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Europe: $70
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Israel and Brazil: Free.
Over 62 linear inches: $175.
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51-70 pounds: $90
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71-100 pounds: $175
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3rd bag: $125
USAirways and Star Alliance Elites get 2 or 3 free 50 lb. bags depending on status.
AirtranSystemwide: $20Systemwide: $25Over 61 linear inches: $49.
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51-70 pounds: $49
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71-100 pounds: $79
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3rd bag: $50
Airtran elites get 2 free 50 lb. bags.
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Corporate members get 1 free 50 lb. bag.
AlaskaSystemwide (note exceptions below): $20
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Guadalajara and Mexico City: Free
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Travel wholly within the State of Alaska: Free
Systemwide (note exceptions below): $20
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Guadalajara and Mexico City: Free
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Travel wholly within the State of Alaska: Free
Over 62 linear inches: $50.
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51-100 pounds: $50
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3rd bag: $20
Alaska, AA, and Delta Elites get 2 free 50 lb. bags
AllegiantSystemwide: $35

Online discounts may apply.
Systemwide: $35

Online discounts may apply.
Over 80 linear inches: $75
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51-70 pounds: $50
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71-100 pounds: $75
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3rd bag: $50
FrontierUS:$20
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Other locations: Free.
Systemwide: $20Over 62 linear inches: $75.
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51-100 pounds: $75
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3rd bag: $50
Frontier elites get 2 free 50 lb. bags
GoSystemwide: $15Systemwide: $17Over 62 linear inches: $25
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51-70 pounds: $25
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71-100 pounds: $50
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3rd bag: $25
Corporate members get 2 free 50 lb. bags
HawaiianMainland: $25
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Interisland: $17
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International: Free
Mainland: $35
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Interisland: $17
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International: Free
Over 62 linear inches: $25 interisland, $100 mainland.
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51-70 pounds: $25 interisland, $50 mainland
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Over 70 pounds: Not allowed.
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3rd bag: $125 mainland, $25 interisland.
Hawaiian Elite and Corporate members get 2-3 free 50 lb. bags
Island AirSystemwide: $15Systemwide: $303rd bag: $35
JetblueFreeSystemwide: $35Over 62 linear inches: $75
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51-70 pounds: $50
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71-100 pounds: $100
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3rd bag: $75
SouthwestFreeFreeOver 62 linear inches: $50
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51-100 pounds: $50
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3rd bag: $50
SpiritCarry-on baggage that doesn't fit under the seat: $30 online, $40 at ticket counter, $45 at gate.
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Domestic checked baggage (40 pound limit!): $38
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International checked baggage (40 pound limit!): $43

Online discounts may apply.
Domestic checked baggage (40 pound limit!): $45
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International checked baggage (40 pound limit!): $50

Online discounts may apply.
Over 62 linear inches: $100
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41-50 pounds: $25
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51-70 pounds: $50
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71-100 pounds: $100
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3rd bag: $95 domestic, $100 international
Fare Club membership entitles you to discounts.
Sun CountrySystemwide: $20 online, $30 airportSystemwide: $25 online, $35 airportOver 62 linear inches: $75
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51-100 pounds: $75
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3rd bag: $75
USA3000US: $15 online, $25 airport
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Other locations: Free.
Systemwide: $25Over 62 linear inches: $25
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51-70 pounds: $25
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Over 70 pounds: Not allowed.
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3rd bag: $25
Virgin AmericaUS: $25

International: Free
Systemwide: $25Over 62 linear inches: $50
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51-70 pounds:$50.
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71-100 pounds: $100
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3rd bag: $25
Main Cabin Select fares allow 1st bag for free.
Air CanadaBetween US (excluding PR) and Canada: $25

Other flights: Free

Within Canada and on all flights to Central America and Caribbean: $20
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Between US (excluding PR) and Canada: $35
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Other flights: $70
Over 62 linear inches: $75
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51-70 pounds: $75
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71-100 pounds: Not allowed.
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3rd bag: $100.
Air Canada Elite and Super Elites get 3 free 70 lb. bags.
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Star Alliance Gold elites get 3 free 50 lb. bags
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Star Alliance Silver elites get 2 free 50 lb. bags
PorterFree$20 (and limited to a total of 50 lbs. total checked weight per passenger.)Over 62 linear inches: Not allowed.
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Over 50 pounds per passenger: $5/kg. (2.2lbs.)
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3rd bag: $50
Passengers flying on the reservation can pool their 50 pound weight allowance together.
WestJetFreeSystemwide: $20Over 62 linear inches: $50
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51-100 pounds: $50
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3rd bag: $50

©2011 Dansdeals.com Research. Policies are current as of 11/01/11 for tickets bought on that date. Always double-check current policies with your airline before flying!

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14 Responses to “Updated: The Ultimate Airline Checked Baggage Fees Chart.”

  1. C&C Says:
    1

    This is a great resource. One addition that would make it one step better is to include which credit card gives free bags for each & how many bags per cardholder.

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  2. eli Says:
    2

    do continental card holders get 2nd free bag to israel ?

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  3. eli Says:
    3

    and what about au’s ?

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  4. Yehuda Says:
    4

    What about El Al?

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  5. Dan Says:
    5

    @C&C:
    It’s in the exempt section.

    @eli:
    Only the Presidential Plus card gives 2 free bags.

    @eli:
    It’s a bit of YMMV, but with Continental/United I know AU’s should get free bags by showing their card to a checkin agent.

    @Yehuda:
    This chart is for US/Canadian carriers, but El Al also gives 1 free 50 pound bag between the US and Israel.

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  6. lora Says:
    6

    what does
    AU’s mean?
    RE:@eli:
    It’s a bit of YMMV, but with Continental/United I know AU’s should get free bags by showing their card to a checkin agent.

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  7. Dan Says:
    7

    @lora:
    Additional user or Authorized user, i.e. a free secondary cardholder.

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  8. YudiG Says:
    8

    is CO changing silver elites to 1 free bag?

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  9. Dan Says:
    9

    @YudiG:
    Yes, in 2012.

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  10. Deal Guy Says:
    10

    Thanks for the very hard work!

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  11. moshe Says:
    11

    thanks dan. can u plz make a chart for N. America to Israel?

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  12. moshe Says:
    12

    “united/continental gives 1 bag free to other locations” and “Continental or United Chase cardholders get 1 free 50 lb. bag”
    do cardholders get 1 more than the regular allowance and would get 2 bags on other locations (israel) or when flying to other locations the chase card doesnt add anything more than the 1 free that everyone gets?

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  13. Devorah Says:
    13

    Well, looks like US finally jumped on the bandwagon. from their website:

    Updates to bag fees

    We’ve updated a few of our fees. When you book on or after November 15, 2011 and travel on or after December 15, 2011, the new fees will apply.

    2nd checked bag: $70 (each way/per person) for travel to/from Tel Aviv
    Star Alliance Silver members will be charged for 2nd checked bag

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  14. moshe Says:
    14

    @moshe: no, cc just gives 1st bag free and it’s free anyway

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