Updated: The Ultimate Airline Checked Baggage Fees Chart.

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The Ultimate Airline Checked Baggage Fees Chart:

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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 to or from the United States and 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 Bag fee: 2nd Bag fee: Other fees: Exemptions
AA US: $25.

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Canada:$15.

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Other locations: Free.

US: $35.

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Canada:$25.

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Europe/India: $50.

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Other locations: Free.

-Over 62 linear inches=$150.

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-51-70 pounds=$50

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-71-100 pounds=$100

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-3rd bag=$100

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-Some International rates may be higher.

AA and OneWorld alliance Elites AND Full “Y class” refundable tickets AND AAnytime mileage awards all get 2 free 50 lb. bags
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Continental US/Canada:$23 online, $25 airport.

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Other locations: Free.

US/Canada: $32 online, $35 airport.

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Latin America excluding Brazil: $27 online, $30 airport.

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Europe: $45 online, $50 airport.

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Other locations: Free.

- Over 62 linear inches=$100.

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-51-70 pounds=$50

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-Over 70 pounds=Not allowed.

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-3rd bag=$100

-Continental Gold/Plat Elites and Star Alliance Golds get 3 free 70 lb. bags.

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-Continental Pres. Plus. cardholders get 2 free 70 pound bags, other Continental credit/debit cardholders get 1 free 50 lb. bag.

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-Full “Y class” refundable tickets AND Continental Silver Elites and Star Alliance Silvers get 2 free 50 lb. bags

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Delta US/Canada:$23 online, $25 airport.

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Other locations: Free.

US/Canada: $32 online, $35 airport.

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Latin America excluding Brazil: $25 online, $30 airport.

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Europe: $50.

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Other locations: Free.

-Over 62 linear inches=$175.

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-51-70 pounds=$90 domestic, $150 int’l.

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-71-100 pounds=$175 domestic, $300 int’l.

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-3rd bag=$125 domestic, $200 int’l.

Delta and Northwest Elites AND Full “Y class” refundable tickets.get 2 free 70 lb. bags.
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United US/Canada:$23 online, $25 airport.

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Other locations: Free.

US/Canada:$32 online, $35 airport.

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Carribean/Mexico: $27 online, $30 airport.

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Europe/India: $45 online, $50 airport.

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Other locations: Free.

- Over 62 linear inches=$175 domestic, up to $250 int’l.

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-51-100 pounds=$125 domestic, up to $400 int’l.

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-3rd bag=$125 domestic, up to $400 int’l.

United 1K, 1P, and Star Alliance Gold Elites get 3 free 70 lb. bags.

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United 2P, 3P, and Star Alliance Silver Elites get 2 free 50 lb. bags.

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USAirways All flights except Europe, Israel, and South America: $23 online, $25 airport

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Europe, Israel, and South America: Free.

All flights except Europe, Israel, and South America: $32 online, $35 airport

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Europe: $50 online, $55 airport

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Israel and South America: Free.

-Over 62 linear inches=$100.

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-51-70 pounds=$70 for the 1st bag, $80 for the 2nd..

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-71-100 pounds=$120 for the 1st bag, $130 for the 2nd..

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-3rd bag=$100

USAirways and Star Alliance Elites get 2 or 3 free 50 lb. bags depending on status.
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Airtran Systemwide: $15 Systemwide: $25 - Over 62 linear inches=$39.

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-51-70 pounds=$39

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-71-100 pounds=$79

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-3rd bag=$50

Airtran and Frontier elites get 2 free 50 lb. bags.

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Corporate members get 1 free 50 lb. bag.

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Alaska Systemwide: $15 Systemwide: $25 - Over 62 linear inches=$50.

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-51-100 pounds=$50

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-3rd bag=$50

Alaska Elites get 2 free 50 lb. bags
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Allegiant Systemwide: $15 online, $35 airport Systemwide: $25 online, $35 airport - Over 80 linear inches=$25.

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-51-70 pounds=$50

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-71-100 pounds=$75

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-3rd bag=$50

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Frontier US:$20

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Other locations: Free.

US:$30

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Other locations: Free.

- Over 62 linear inches=$75.

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-51-100 pounds=$75

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-3rd bag=$50

Frontier and Airtran elites get 2 free 50 lb. bags
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Go Systemwide: $10 Systemwide: $17 - Over 62 linear inches=$25

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-51-70 pounds=$25

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-71-100 pounds=$50

-3rd bag=$25

Corporate members get 2 free 50 lb. bags
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Hawaiian Mainland-$23 online, $25 airport

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Interisland-$10

Mainland-$32 online, $35 airport

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Interisland-$17

- Over 62 linear inches=$25 mainland, $50 interisland.

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-51-70 pounds=$25 mainland, $50 interisland

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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
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Jetblue Free Systemwide: $30 - Over 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

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Midwest Systemwide: $20 Systemwide: $30 - Over 62 linear inches=$75

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-51-100 pounds=$75

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-3rd bag=$50

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Southwest Free Free - Over 62 linear inches=$50

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-51-100 pounds=$50

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-3rd bag=$50

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Spirit

Systemwide: $19 online, $25 airport Systemwide: $25 - Over 62 linear inches=$100

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-51-70 pounds=$50

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-71-100 pounds=$100

-3rd bag=$100

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Sun Country Systemwide: $15 online, $20 airport Systemwide: $25 online, $30 airport - Over 62 linear inches=$75

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-51-100 pounds=$75

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-3rd bag=$75

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USA3000 US:$15 online, $25 airport

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Other locations: Free.

Systemwide: $25 - Over 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

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Virgin America Systemwide:

$20 (70 lbs)

Systemwide:

$20 (50 lbs)

- Over 62 linear inches=$50

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-51-70 pounds=Free for 1st bag, $50 for additional bags.

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-71-100 pounds=$100

-3rd bag=$20

Main Cabin Select passengers get one free 70 lb. bag.
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Air Canada Free US: $27 online, $30 airport

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Europe, Israel: $45 online, $50 airport

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Other Locations: Free

- Over 62 linear inches=$75 in North America, $100 elsewhere.

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-51-70 pounds==$75 in North America, $100 elsewhere.

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-71-100 pounds=Not allowed.

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-3rd bag==$100 in North America, $225 elsewhere.

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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10% off all bag fees when purchased online.

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Porter Free Free (limit of 50 lbs. total checked weight per passenger.) - Over 62 linear inches=Not allowed.

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-Over 5 pounds per passenger=$5/kg. (2.2lbs.)

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-3rd bag=$25

Passengers flying on the reservation can pool their 50 pound weight allowance together.
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WestJet Free Free - Over 62 linear inches=$40

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-51-100 pounds=$40

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-3rd bag=$75

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

  1. ddd Says:
    1

    wow now virgin america started charging–atleast its good to note VA allows 70 pounds for the first bag!

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  2. ac Says:
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    Passengers traveling on Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air may check free of charge, one bag with a maximum dimension of 62 linear inches (length + width + height) and weight of up to 50 pounds.

    Passengers checking in with one of our airline partners, or on a codeshare flight may be subject to additional checked baggage restrictions. Please check with the operating carrier for more information regarding their baggage allowance and fees.

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  3. ac Says:
    3

    addendum….

    # Excess Baggage Fees
    Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air will accept baggage exceeding the free piece, subject to the standard fees outlined below. The fees noted below are based on one-way travel and are collected at the time of check-in.
    Excess Piece Number Max. Linear Dimension Max. Weight Excess Charge
    1st 62 in. 50 lbs. $25 (USD) one way
    2nd 62 in. 50 lbs. $100 (USD) one way
    3rd 62 in. 50 lbs. $100 (USD) one way
    4th 62 in. 50 lbs. $100 (USD) one way
    5th 62 in. 50 lbs. $100 (USD) one way
    6th 62 in. 50 lbs. $100 (USD) one way
    7th or More 62 in. 50 lbs. $150 (USD) one way

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  4. canadian Says:
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    air canada gives two bags free!!

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  5. Elizabeth Says:
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    I was surprised seeing Alaska charging, and after ac’s comment, I looked at Alaska’s site and found this:

    “Alaska Airlines or Horizon Air passengers traveling on tickets purchased or reissued on or after May 1, 2009, for travel on or after July 7, 2009, will be charged $15 for the first checked bag* and $25 for the second checked bag.”

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  6. jb Says:
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    Delta/Northwest will allow 1 free bag for international, you should note that.

    Otherwise, a very handy chart.

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  7. jb Says:
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    ^ never mind

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  8. mike Says:
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    About time!

    It’s ridiculous that people want to fly nearly for free and get all the perks. Charging for bags makes perfect sense when the one with the lowest price wins.

    Personally, I’d rather pay more for a ticket but get food like we used to get and other small “perks”. Too bad that once a year mom and pop flier doesn’t agree with me…

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  9. bestwatchman Says:
    9

    hey dan, this entry was featured on consumerist, nice

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  10. yankydoodle Says:
    10

    Dan’s article quoted on consumerist:
    http://consumerist.com/5226720/heres-what-the-airlines-are-charging-for-luggage

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  11. Campus News Blog: Airlines Charge for Your Extra Baggage : The Daily Mustang Says:
    11

    [...] the surprise of an unexpected charge at the ticket counter and check out a full list of the most current fees for the top 22 major airlines. Filed Under: Campus News BlogTagged: airlines, american, [...]

  12. spirit frequent flyer Says:
    12

    NOOTICE, THE 1ST BAG ON SPIRIT IS 15$ NOT 25
    PLUS U CAN TAKE A CARRY ON LUGGAGE, AND A BAG/PURSE/BACK PACK ( I EVEN ONCE TOOK 2, THEY COULD CARE LESS)
    GOOD LUCK!

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  13. Dan/Ctownbochur Says:
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    @spirit frequent flyer:
    http://www.spiritair.com/Policiesbags.aspx#CheckedBag

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  14. tweeeeet Says:
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    southwest airlines linked to you on twitter! “SouthwestAir: Really…your first 2 bags are FREE on SWA. Don’t believe me? Here’s a chart: (via @Newyorkology) http://bit.ly/10Al4h

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    16

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  17. Bob Says:
    17

    ” I EVEN ONCE TOOK 2, THEY COULD CARE LESS GOOD LUCK!” – they’re supposed to. The two item carry on limit is not an airline regulation but an FAA regulation. The fine is about $10,000.

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  18. Joeann’s Tuesday Tips – May 12th « One Property One Website One Solution Says:
    18

    [...] Luggage…my how the rules have changed! Know how each airline is nibbling away at free baggage services and replacing them with fees. Here is a current airline baggage chart. [...]

  19. shmuel Says:
    19

    i’ve been told by a number of people that delta charges for their second bag internationally however i called delta in australia and they said for regular members you get 2 bags 50 lbs and for elite you get 2 bags 70 lbs.

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  20. m and c Says:
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    i agree

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  21. e Says:
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    wow dan this post really got the website out there

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  22. jen Says:
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    Not only have American companies started charging passengers for checked in luggage, but some, like Delta, give the maximum allowable dimensions for carry on as well – in length, width and depth, in addition to linear inches. This is a real problem since if your linear measurement is within the maximum allowable for carry on, but is not shaped according to the diktats of the company, you’ve got to go out and buy carry on luggage that fits a particular airline. And linear measurements can differ from company to company. For ex, American Airlines allows 114cm while Delta accepts up to 118cm. My carry on measures 120cm (about 1/2″ more) — what am I supposed to do since I’ll be flying both this summer? This is the pits.

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  23. sam Says:
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    hey dan how can i be come Continental elite

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  24. Shira Says:
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    I don’t know if anyone has noticed this, but Delta will be charging an additional $5.00 for bags checked in at curbside, kiosk or ticket counter. This fee will be waived if the baggage is checked in online. This starts for tickets made after July 16th 2009, to be flown after Aug 4th 2009.

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  25. Dan/Ctownbochur Says:
    25

    @Shira:
    Look up at the chart under “airport surcharge”

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  26. Shira Says:
    26

    Thanks Dan, missed that.

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  27. chulent Says:
    27

    you didnt mention delta charges for all israel flights $50
    for second bag

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  28. Dan/Ctownbochur Says:
    28

    @chulent:
    That’s because they don’t.

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  29. abe Says:
    29

    Citi® Platinum American Express® Card- what do you hold about this card?

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  30. bo Says:
    30

    dan
    do you think if i show my citi aadvantage platinum Credit Card and say im aadvantage platinum i can get 2 free bags
    (since it says on there website aadvantage platinum get 2 free bags)

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  31. Dan/Ctownbochur Says:
    31

    @bo:
    No.

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  32. Moshe the chazan Says:
    32

    Surprising that Midwest doesnt have a published policy with regard to there “executives” (thats their one tiered elite program. I have heard, however, that “Executive” members are not charged for two bags with Midwest from a fellow Midwest flyer.

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  33. Rob@tanie bilety Says:
    33

    Mike i have to say i don’t agree there. Most of the “perks” are small things but they end up overcharging for.

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