Know Before You Go – Top Airlines Weights & Rates for Baggage Fees

May 01, 2018

The prices listed below are for US-based domestic flights. International flights often have even higher fees. This is for a quick reference only, please double check with your specific airline by clicking on the additional info links below.

Checked Baggage

Airline 1st Bag 2nd Bag Weight Limits Overweight Charges Stroller & Travel Seat Fees Baggage Policies
Aeromexico $25 $55 50 lbs/ 23 kg 23-31.9 kg: $100 32-45 kg: $200 $0 Additional Info
Alaska Air $25 $25 50 lbs 51-100 lbs: $75 $0 Additional Info
Air Canada $0 $70 23 kg /50 lbs 23-32 kg / 50-70 lbs: $100 $0, large strollers must be checked Additional Info
Allegiant Air $18-45 (Advanced) $50 (Airport) $18-45 (Advanced) $50 (Airport) 40 lbs 41-70 lbs: $50 $0 Additional Info
American Airlines $25 $35 50 lbs 51-70 lbs: $100 $0 Additional Info
British Airways $0 Advanced $90 / Airport $100 51 lbs 51-70 lbs: $100 $0 Additional Info
Delta $25 $35 50 lbs 51-70 lbs: $150 $0 Additional Info
Frontier Airlines $30 (Advanced) $45 (Airport) $45 (Advanced) $50 (Airport) 50 lbs 50+: $75 $0 Additional Info
Hawaiian Airlines $25 $35 50 lbs 51-70 lbs: $50 $0 Additional Info
JetBlue  $30 $ 40 50 lbs 51-99 lbs: $100 $0 Additional Info
Southwest $0 $0 50 lbs 50 lbs: $75 $0 Additional Info
Spirit Airlines $30 (Advanced) $50 (Airport) $40 (Advanced) $60 (Airport) 40 lbs 41-50 lbs: $30 $0 Additional Info
United Airlines $30

$40

50 lbs 51-70 lbs: $100 $0, must be checked Additional Info
Virgin America (Alaska Air) $25 $25 50 lbs 51-70 lbs: $75 $0, must be checked Additional Info
WestJet $30-35.40 $50-59 50 lbs 51-100 lbs: $75-88.50 $0 Additional Info

* updated Sept 2018

Carry-on Baggage

Airline Carry-on Baggage Weight Limits Traveling w/ Infants Baggage Policies
Aeromexico
  • One Personal Item: $0
  • One Carry-on: $0
  • Carry-on Dimensions (L + W + H): Linear surface of 45" / 115 cm (22" x 14" x 9") or (56 x 36 x 23 cm)
22 lbs / 10 kg $0 for 1 stroller, bassinet or baby carrier up to 44 lbs (20 kg) or 45" (1.14 m) Additional Info
Alaska Air
  • One Personal Item: $0
  • One Carry-on: $0
  • Carry-on Dimensions (L + W + H): (22" x 14" x 9") or (56 x 36 x 23 cm) Wheels and handles included
Not specified $0 for a diaper bag but counts as part of your carry-on allotment. Child restraint seat, baby carrier backpack and/or stroller can be checked at the counter or gate free of charge. Additional Info
Air Canada
  • One Personal Item: $0
  • One Carry-on: $0
  • Carry-on Dimensions (L + W + H): (21.5" x 15.5" x 9") or (55 x 40 x 23 cm) Wheels and handles included
22 lbs / 10 kg $0 for 1 additional carry-on not exceeding 22 lbs/ 10 kg, small umbrella strollers may be checked at the gate free of charge. Additional Info
Allegiant Air
  • One Personal Item: $0
  • One Carry-on: Up to $45 w/advanced booking
  • Carry-on Dimensions (L + W + H): (22" x 14" x 9") or (56 x 36 x 23 cm) Wheels and handles included
25 lbs / 11 kg $0 for 1 additional personal item eg. diaper bag. Strollers or a car seat may be checked at gate Additional Info
American Airlines
  • One Personal Item: $0
  • One Carry-on: $0
  • Carry-on Dimensions (L + W + H): Linear surface of 45" / 115 cm (22" x 14" x 9") or (56 x 36 x 23 cm) Wheels and handles included
Not specified $0 for approved safety seat, umbrella stroller and diaper bag Additional Info
British Airways
  • One Personal Item: $0
  • One Carry-on: $0
  • Carry-on Dimensions (L + W + H): (22" x 18" x 10") or (56 x 45 x 25 cm) Wheels and handles included
51 lbs / 23 kg $0 for items infants may require during the flight. Strollers, weighing no more than 5kg, can be checked at gate free of charge Additional Info
Delta
  • One Personal Item: $0
  • One Carry-on: $0
    • Carry-on Dimensions (L + W + H): Linear surface of 45" / 114 cm (22" x 14" x 9") or (56 x 35 x 23 cm) Wheels and handles included
Not specified Strollers and seat restraints can be checked at curbside, the ticket counter, or at the gate free of charge Additional Info
Frontier Airlines
  • One Personal Item: $0
  • One Carry-on: $35 if purchased at time of booking
  • Carry-on Dimensions (L + W + H): (24" x 16" x 10") or (60.9 x 40.6 x 25.4 cm) Wheels and handles included
35 lbs / 15.8 kg $0 for a diaper bag. Strollers may be checked at the gate Additional Info
Hawaiian Airlines
  • One Personal Item: $0
  • One Carry-on: $0
  • Carry-on Dimensions (L + W + H): Linear surface of 45" / 115 cm (22" x 14" x 9") or (56 x 36 x 23 cm) Wheels and handles included
25 lbs / 11 kg $0 for Car seats, infant carrying seats and strollers but do count as part of your carry-on allotment. These items are exempt from checked baggage fees if you choose to check them. Additional Info
JetBlue
  • One Personal Item: $0
  • One Carry-on: $0
  • Carry-on Dimensions (L + W + H): (22" x 14" x 9") or (55.88 x 35.56 x 22.86 cm) Wheels and handles included
Not specified Car seats and strollers can be checked for free at the gate Additional Info
Southwest
  • One Personal Item: $0
  • One Carry-on: $0
  • Carry-on Dimensions (L + W + H): (24" x 16" x 10") or (60.96 x 40.64 x 25.4 cm) Wheels and handles included
Not specified Car seats, infant carrying seats and strollers can be checked for free at the curb, ticket counter, or gate Additional Info
Spirit Airlines
  • One Personal Item: $0
  • One Carry-on: $35 if purchased at time of booking
  • Carry-on Dimensions (L + W + H): (22" x 18" x 10") or (56 x 46 x 25 cm) Wheels and handles included
Not specified A stroller and car seat can be checked at the ticket counter or gate for free Additional Info
United Airlines
  • One Personal Item: $0
  • One Carry-on: $0
  • Carry-on Dimensions (L + W + H): (22" x 14" x 9") or (56 x 35 x 22 cm) Wheels and handles included
Not specified $0 for a diaper bag. A fully collapsible stroller can be checked at the gate for free Additional Info
Virgin America (Alaska Air)
  • One Personal Item: $0
  • One Carry-on: $0
  • Carry-on Dimensions (L + W + H): (22'' x 14'' x 9'') (56cm x 36cm x 23cm)
30 lbs / 14 kg An infant stroller, a infant or child safety seat can be checked at the gate for no charge Additional Info
WestJet
  • One Personal Item: $0
  • One Carry-on: $0
  • Carry-on Dimensions (L + W + H): (21" x 15" x 9") or (53 x 38 x 23 cm) Wheels and handles included
Not Specified $0 for a diaper bag. A car seat and stroller may be checked at no additional charge Additional Info

* updated Sept 2018

The prices listed above are for US based domestic economy flights. Specific airline regulations can be found by clicking on the additional info links above.