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The Most Popular Airline Baggage Fees Outlined [2017]

Airline Baggage Fees Outlined

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. Alaska Airlines
  5. Alitalia
  6. Allegiant Air
  7. American Airlines
  8. ANA (All Nippon Airways)
  9. Avianca / TACA
  10. British Airways
  11. Cathay Pacific Airways
  12. Delta Air Lines
  13. easyJet
  14. El Al (Israel Airlines)
  15. Emirates
  16. Etihad Airways
  17. Frontier Airlines
  18. Hawaiian Air
  19. Iberia
  20. Japan Airlines
  21. JetBlue Airways
  22. Korean Air
  23. Lufthansa
  24. RyanAir
  25. Singapore Airlines
  26. Southwest Airlines
  27. Spirit Airlines
  28. United Airlines
  29. Virgin America
  30. Virgin Atlantic

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’ll do our best to follow up frequently and present you with the most up-to-date information we can.

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