The Most Popular Airline Baggage Fees Outlined

Airline Baggage Fees Outlined

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Let’s face it, figuring out baggage fees can be complicated.

We’re willing to bet a large majority of people show up at the airport without a clue as to what their baggage is going to cost.  It’s a tad simpler if you’re consistently flying one carrier but for those travelers who fly multiple carriers, it’s easy to get your lines crossed!

Why does it have to be so difficult?

Well, to start, each airline has a slightly different baggage policy based on a multitude of parameters including dates of travel, class of travel, route of travel, etc.  Add on excess fees for additional baggage, overweight and oversized pieces and you’ve got a recipe for disaster.

The stress of purchasing tickets and getting through the airport can be lessened (significantly) if you’re prepared.  That’s why we’ve collected baggage fee guidelines for 30 of the most popular airlines worldwide.

Baggage Fee Guidelines by Airline

  1. AeroMexico
  2. Air Canada
  3. Air France / KLM
  4. Air New Zealand
  5. Alaska Airlines
  6. Alitalia
  7. Allegiant Air
  8. American Airlines
  9. ANA (All Nippon Airways)
  10. Austrian Airlines
  11. Avianca / TACA
  12. British Airways
  13. Cathay Pacific Airways
  14. China Southern
  15. Delta Air Lines
  16. easyJet
  17. El Al (Israel Airlines)
  18. Emirates
  19. Etihad Airways
  20. EVA Air
  21. Frontier Airlines
  22. Garuda Indonesia
  23. Hawaiian Air
  24. Iberia
  25. Japan Airlines
  26. JetBlue Airways
  27. Korean Air
  28. Lufthansa
  29. Norwegian Air
  30. RyanAir
  31. Singapore Airlines
  32. Southwest Airlines
  33. Spirit Airlines
  34. Swiss International Air Lines
  35. Thai Airways
  36. Turkish Airlines
  37. United Airlines
  38. Virgin Atlantic
  39. WOW air

We’ve also included a brief section on exclusions, waivers, and tips on avoiding these fees.  For example, have mileage status or a co-branded credit card?  You may be in luck…

Lastly, it’s important to remember baggage fees are subject to change at any time and many airlines update their policies frequently.  That being said, we do our best to present you with the most up-to-date information we can.


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