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. Avianca / TACA
  11. British Airways
  12. Cathay Pacific Airways
  13. China Southern
  14. Delta Air Lines
  15. easyJet
  16. El Al (Israel Airlines)
  17. Emirates
  18. Etihad Airways
  19. EVA Air
  20. Frontier Airlines
  21. Hawaiian Air
  22. Iberia
  23. Japan Airlines
  24. JetBlue Airways
  25. Korean Air
  26. Lufthansa
  27. Norwegian Air
  28. RyanAir
  29. Singapore Airlines
  30. Southwest Airlines
  31. Spirit Airlines
  32. Swiss International Air Lines
  33. United Airlines
  34. Virgin Atlantic
  35. 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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