2020 Checked Luggage Size Chart and Allowances for 60+ Airlines [Dimensions, Sizes, and More]

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With no universal set of rules for checked luggage allowances, you’ll need to review what you’re permitted to bring with you every time you travel in order to avoid excess charges.

Allowances can differ from airline to airline, with some allocating a total weight allowance and some restricting passengers to a specific number of pieces. Airline policies can also vary depending on the route and will nearly always vary based on the cabin you’re traveling in.

Your ticket will give you the most accurate information for your specific flight. If baggage details are not included on your ticket, you can check out our handy table below that details allowances for over 60 popular airlines.

Where available, you can also click the airline name for a more detailed overview of the airline’s baggage policy, including excess charges and frequent flyer allowances.

Note: We’ve also covered carry-on luggage allowances with a similar size chart.

Check Luggage Allowances by Airline

AirlineCabin or Fare TypeChecked Bag SizeNumber of Bags or Weight AllowanceMaximum Bag WeightFirst Bag Fee
Aer LingusEuropean Saver62 inches (158 cm)033-55 pounds (15-25 kg)
Weight allowance is dependent on the weight purchased and how and when the purchase is made
$22-$105

 

European Plus144 pounds (20 kg)Included
Passengers can pay $5-$39 to increase the weight of their bag (55-88 pounds (25-40 kg))
European Advantage
European Aerspace
Transatlantic Saver050 pounds (23 kg)$54.99-$100
Transatlantic Economy Smart or Flex1$74.99-$100
Business or Business Flex150 pounds (69 kg)
AeroflotEconomy62 inches (158 cm)150 pounds (23 kg)Included
Economy Flex Fare Family2
Comfort Fare
Business70 pounds (32 kg)
AeroMexico
Baggage allowance and weight is route dependent
Basic Fare62 inches (158 cm)050-55 pounds (23-25 kg)$30-$60
Main Cabin0-2
Clase Premier2-370 pounds (32 kg)Included
Air CanadaEconomy62 inches (158 cm)0-150 pounds (23 kg)Included/$30
Premium Economy2Included
Business
Air ChinaEconomy62 inches (158 cm)1-250 pounds (23 kg)Included
Premium Economy2
Business70 pounds (32 kg)
First
Air Europa Líneas Aéreas
Baggage allowance varies by route; check the Air Europa website for details
Lite62 inches (158 cm)050 pounds (23 kg)$30-$120
Economy1-2Included
Business2-3
Air France/KLMEconomy Light62 inches (158 cm)050 pounds (23 kg)$40-$82
Economy Standard1Included
Premium Economy2
Business70 pounds (32 kg)
La Première3
Air India
Baggage allowance varies by route; check the Air India website for details
Economy62 inches (158 cm)Weight concept routes: 55-66 pounds (25-30 kg)
Piece concept routes: 1-2 x 50 pounds (23 kg)
Included
BusinessWeight concept routes: 77-88 pounds (35-40 kg)
Piece concept routes: 2 x 70 pounds (32 kg)
FirstWeight concept routes: 88 pounds (40 kg)
Piece concept routes: 2 x 70 pounds (32 kg)
Air New Zealandseat+bag, flexitime, Smart Saver, theworks*, and Economy62 inches (158 cm)150 pounds (23 kg)Included
*For flights to Honolulu, the baggage allowance is 2 checked pieces
flexidate, worksdeluxe, and Premium Economy2
Business Premier and Business3
Alaska AirlinesEconomy62 inches (158 cm)050 pounds (23 kg)$30
First checked bag is free for flights within Hawaii
First1Included
AlitaliaEconomy Light62 inches (158 cm)050 pounds (23 kg)$29-67
Economy1Included
Premium Economy2
Business70 pounds (32 kg)
Comfort (Rome-Milan)50 pounds (23 kg)
Allegiant AirMain Cabin80 inches (203 cm)040 pounds (18 kg)$18-$50
American AirlinesEconomy62 inches (158 cm)0-150 pounds (23 kg)$0-$60
Premium Economy2Included
Business70 pounds (32 kg)
First2-3
ANA (All Nippon Airways)Economy and Premium EconomyDomestic: 81.9 inches (208 cm)
International: 62 inches (158 cm)
250 pounds (23 kg)Included
Business70 pounds (32 kg)
First3
Asiana AirlinesEconomy62 inches (158 cm)Domestic: 44 pounds (20 kg)
International: 1-2 bags
Domestic: 44 pounds (20 kg)
International: 50 pounds (23 kg)
Included
Business270 pounds (32 kg)
Austrian AirlinesLight62 inches (158 cm)050 pounds (23 kg)$17-$55
Saver, Classic, Basic, and Flex1Included
Premium Economy Saver, Basic, and Flex2
Business70 pounds (32 kg)
Avianca/TACA
Use Avianca’s baggage calculator
Economy and Super Promo (to/from Madrid, Barcelona, London, and Munich)62 inches (158 cm)150 pounds (23 kg)Included
Econo and Flexi (to/from Madrid, Barcelona, London, and Munich)
Super Promo, Econo, Flexi (to the rest of Europe)
2
Business270 pounds (32 kg)
British Airways
Use British Airways’ baggage calculator
Hand Baggage Only35.5 x 29.5 x 16 inches (90 x 75 x 43 cm)050 pounds (23 kg)$30-$110
Economy1Included
Premium Economy2
Business70 pounds (32 kg)
First3
Cape AirMain Cabin62 inches (158 cm)0-150-70 pounds (23-32 kg)50 pounds (23 kg): Free-$30
70 pounds (32 kg): $80
Cathay PacificEconomy80 inches (203 cm)1-2 bags or 66 pounds (30 kg)50 pounds (23 kg)Included
Premium Economy2 bags or 77 pounds (35 kg)
Business2-3 bags or 88 pounds (40 kg)70 pounds (32 kg)
First2 bags or 110 pounds (50 kg)
China EasternSuper Economy or Economy62 inches (158 cm)Domestic: 44 pounds (20 kg)
Piece concept routes: 1-2 x 50 pounds (23 kg)
Included
Premium EconomyPiece concept routes: 2 x 50 pounds (23 kg)
BusinessDomestic: 66 pounds (30 kg)
Piece concept routes: 2 x 70 pounds (32 kg)
FirstDomestic: 88 pounds (40 kg)
Piece concept routes: 3 x 70 pounds (32 kg)
China SouthernEconomy62 inches (158 cm)Zone 1: 2 x 50 pounds (23 kg)
Zone 2: 1 x 70 pounds (32 kg)
Zone 3: 2 x 50 pounds (23 kg)
Included
Premium EconomyZone 1: 2 x 50 pounds (23 kg)
Zone 2: 1 x 70 pounds (32 kg)
Zone 3: 1 x 70 pounds (32kg)
BusinessZone 1: 2 x 70 pounds (32 kg)
Zone 2: 2 x 70 pounds (32 kg)
Zone 3: 2 x 70 pounds (32kg)
FirstZone 1: 3 x 70 pounds (32 kg)
Zone 2: 3 x 70 pounds (32 kg)
Zone 3: 2 x 70 pounds (32 kg)
Copa AirlinesEconomy Promo and Classic62 inches (158 cm)150 pounds (23 kg)Included
Economy Full2
Business2Domestic: 50 pounds (23 kg)
International: 70 pounds (32 kg)
Included
Delta Air LinesBasic Economy, Main Cabin, and Delta Comfort+®62 inches (158 cm)0-150 pounds (23 kg)Free/$30-$60
Delta One, Delta Premium Select, and First170 pounds (32 kg)Included
EasyJetMain Cabin108 inches (275 cm)033-50 pounds (15-23 kg)33 pounds (15 kg): $9 – $45
50 pounds (23 kg): $12 – $65
El Al (Israel Airlines)Economy Light62 inches (158 cm)050 pounds (23 kg)$70-$140
Economy*150 pounds (23 kg)Included
*Economy Flex fares to/from Far East and South Africa have a free baggage allowance of 2 x 50 pounds (23 kg)
Premium250 pounds (23 kg)Included
Business70 pounds (32 kg)
First3
EmiratesEconomy Saver, Flex, and Flex Plus59 inches (150 cm)To/from the Americas or flights originating in Africa: 2 x 50 pounds (23 kg)
Outside the Americas:

  • Saver: 55 pounds (25 kg)
  • Flex: 66 pounds (30 kg)
  • Flex Plus: 77 pounds (35 kg)
Included
Economy SpecialTo/from the Americas or flights originating in Africa: 2 x 70 pounds (32 kg)
Outside the Americas: 33 pounds (15 kg)
BusinessTo/from the Americas or flights originating in Africa: 2 x 70 pounds (32 kg)
Outside the Americas: 88 pounds (40 kg)
FirstTo/from the Americas or flights originating in Africa: 2 x 70 pounds (32 kg)
Outside the Americas: 110 pounds (50 kg)
Etihad AirwaysEconomy62 inches (158 cm)To/from Canada and the U.S.: 2 x 70 pounds (32 kg)
Outside the Americas: 50 pounds (23 kg)
Included
Economy Saver and ClassicOutside the Americas: 66 pounds (30 kg)
Economy FlexOutside the Americas: 77 pounds (35 kg)
BusinessTo/from Canada and the U.S.: 2 x 70 pounds (32 kg)
Outside the Americas: 88 pounds (40 kg)
FirstTo/from Canada and the U.S.: 2 x 70 pounds (32 kg)
Outside the Americas: 110 pounds (50 kg)
The ResidenceOutside the Americas: 4 x 70 pounds (32 kg)
EurowingsBasic62 inches (158 cm)050 pounds (23 kg)From $16.50
Smart1Included
Best2
BIZclass70 pounds (32 kg)
Eva AirEconomy62 inches (158 cm)To/from the U.S. and Canada and certain countries in South and Central America: 2 x 50 pounds (23 kg)
Outside the Americas:
Discount: 44 pounds (20 kg)
Basic and standard: 66 pounds (30 kg)
Up: 77 pounds (35 kg)
Included
Premium EconomyTo/from the U.S. and Canada and certain countries in South and Central America: 2 x 62 pounds (28 kg)
Outside the Americas: 77 pounds (35 kg)
Business,
Premium Laurel, and
Royal Laurel
To/from the U.S. and Canada and certain countries in South and Central America: 2 x 70 pounds (32 kg)
Outside the Americas: 88 pounds (40 kg)
FinnairEconomy Light62 inches (158 cm)050 pounds (23 kg)$22-$60
Economy Value, Basic, Standard1Included
Economy Pro and Flexible1-2
Business2-370 pounds (32 kg)
Frontier Airlines
Use Frontier’s baggage calculator
Main Cabin62 inches (158 cm)050 pounds (23 kg)$34-$60
Garuda AirlinesEconomy62 inches (158 cm)Domestic routes: 44 pounds (20 kg)
Flights to/from the U.S.: 2 x 50 pounds (23 kg)
Other routes: 66 pounds (30 kg)
Included
BusinessDomestic routes: 66 pounds (30 kg)
Flights to/from the U.S.: 2 x 70 pounds (32 kg)
Other routes: 88 pounds (40 kg)
FirstDomestic routes: 88 pounds (40 kg)
Flights to/from the U.S.: 110 pounds (50 kg)
Other routes: 110 pounds (50 kg)
Hainan Airlines
Baggage allowance is route dependent; see route exceptions here
Economy62 inches (158 cm)1-250 pounds (23 kg)Included
Business and First270 pounds (32 kg)
Hawaiian AirlinesMain Cabin62 inches (158 cm)050 pounds (23 kg)$25-$30
First2Included
IberiaEconomy Basic62 inches (158 cm)050 pounds (23 kg)$55-$60
Economy Optimal and Flexible1Included
Business2
Business Plus or Business Club3
IcelandairEconomy Light62 inches (158 cm)050 pounds (23 kg)$59-$95
Economy Standard and Flex1Included
Saga Premium and Premium Flex270 pounds (32 kg)
InterjetUltra LightIf you have a large oversized piece it may be considered “special baggage,” which is subject to specific fees050 pounds (23 kg)$30-$50
Light0-1Included or $30
Optima150-66 pounds (23-30 kg)Included
Priority255 pound (25 kg) bags
Japan AirlinesEconomy80 inches (203 cm)250 pounds (23 kg)Included
Premium Economy
Business370 pounds (32 kg)
First
JetBlue AirwaysBlue Basic, Blue, and Blue Extra62 inches (158 cm)050 pounds (23 kg)$30
Blue Plus, Mint, and Mosaic1Included
Korean AirEconomy62 inches (158 cm)Domestic routes: 44 pounds (20 kg)
Other routes: 1-2 x 50 pounds (23 kg)
Included
PrestigeDomestic routes: 66 pounds (30 kg)
Other routes: 2 x 70 pounds (32 kg)
First3 x 70 pounds (32 kg)
Kuwait AirwaysEconomy62 inches (158 cm)250 pounds (23 kg)Included
Business70 pounds (32 kg)
First3
Royal
LufthansaEconomy Light62 inches (158 cm)050 pounds (23 kg)$16-$105
Economy Classic and Flex1Included
Premium Economy2
Business70 pounds (32 kg)
First3
Norwegian AirLowFare118 inches (300 cm)050 pounds (23 kg)$15-$185
LowFare+1Included
Flex, Premium, and PremiumFlex2
Philippine AirlinesEconomy Super Saver62 inches (158 cm)Domestic routes: 0
International routes: 55 pounds (25 kg)
Flights to/from the U.S.: 2 x 50 pounds (23 kg)
Free or $4 per kilogram
Economy SaverDomestic routes: 22 pounds (10 kg)
International routes: 55 pounds (25 kg)
Flights to/from the U.S.: 2 x 50 pounds (23 kg)
Included
Economy Value and Economy FlexDomestic routes: 44 pounds (20 kg)
International routes: 55 pounds (25 kg)
Flights to/from the U.S.: 2 x 50 pounds (23 kg)
Premium EconomyDomestic routes: 55 pounds (25 kg)
International routes: 66 pounds (30 kg)
Flights to/from the U.S.: 2 x 55 pounds (25 kg)
Business ValueDomestic routes: 66 pounds (30 kg)
International routes: 77 pounds (35 kg)
Flights to/from the U.S.: 2 x 70 pounds (32 kg)
Business FlexDomestic and international routes: 77 pounds (35 kg)
Flights to/from the U.S.: 2 x 70 pounds (32 kg)
QantasEconomyRoutes to North and South America: 106 inches (270 cm)
Domestic and all other international routes: 62 inches (158 cm)
Domestic routes: 1 x 50 pounds (23 kg)
Routes to North and South America: 2 x 50 pounds (23 kg)
Other international routes: 66 pounds (30 kg)
Included
Premium EconomyRoutes to North and South America: 2 x 50 pounds (23 kg)
Other international routes: 88 pounds (40 kg)
BusinessDomestic flights: 2 x 70 pounds (32 kg)
Routes to North and South America: 2 x 50 pounds (23 kg)
Other international routes: 88 pounds (40 kg)
FirstRoutes to North and South America: 3 x 70 pounds (32 kg)
Other international routes: 110 pounds (50 kg)
RyanairMain Cabin62 inches (158 cm)022 pounds (10 kg) or 44 pounds (20 kg)10 kg: $13-$32
20 kg: $32-$52
Plus144 pounds (20 kg)Included
Family Plus32 x 44 pounds (20 kg) bags and 1 x 22 pounds (10 kg)
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS)SAS Go62 inches (158 cm)150 pounds (23 kg)Included
SAS Plus2
SAS Business70 pounds (32 kg)
Singapore AirlinesEconomy Lite62 inches (158 cm)66 pounds (30 kg)Included
Economy StandardRoutes to/from U.S.: 2 x 50 pounds (23 kg)
Other routes: 66 pounds (30 kg)
Economy Flexi77 pounds (35 kg)
Premium EconomyRoutes to/from U.S.: 2 x 50 pounds (23 kg)
Other routes: 77 pounds (35 kg)
BusinessRoutes to/from U.S.: 2 x 70 pounds (32 kg)
Other routes: 88 pounds (40 kg)
Suites and FirstRoutes to/from U.S.: 2 x 70 pounds (32 kg)
Other routes: 110 pounds (50 kg)
Southwest AirlinesMain Cabin62 inches (158 cm)250 pounds (23 kg)Included
Sun Country AirlinesMain Cabin62 inches (158 cm)050 pounds (23 kg)Up to $40
Spirit Airlines
Use Spirit Airlines’ baggage calculator
Main Cabin62 inches (158 cm)040 pounds (18 kg)$21-$65
Sunwing AirlinesStandard62 inches (158 cm)050 pound (23 kg)$21-$26.50
Elite Plus65 pound (30 kg)
SWISS International AirlinesLight50 pound (23 kg)$16-$105
Classic and Flex1Included
Economy Standard
Business270 pound (32 kg)
First3
TAP Air PortugalDiscount62 inches (158 cm)050 pound (23 kg)$40-$120
Basic1Included
Classic1-2
Plus1-3
Executive270 pound (32 kg)
Top Executive2-3
Thai AirwaysEconomyNo size restriction66 pounds (30 kg)Included
Premium EconomyDomestic routes: 66 pounds (30 kg)
Other routes: 88 pounds (40 kg)
Royal Silk88 pounds (40 kg)
Royal First110 pounds (50 kg)
Turkish AirlinesEcoFly62 inches (158 cm)33 pounds (15 kg)Included
ExtraFly44 pounds (20 kg)
PrimeFly55 pounds (25 kg)
International EconomyPiece concept routes: 2 x 50 pounds (23 kg)
Weight concept routes: 44 pounds (20 kg)
BusinessDomestic flights: 66 pounds (30 kg)
Piece concept routes: 2 x 70 pounds (32 kg)
Weight concept routes: 66 pounds (30 kg)
United AirlinesBasic Economy62 inches (158 cm)050 pounds (23 kg)$30-$60
Economy Plus and Full1Free-$30
Premium Plus2Included
Business270 pounds (32 kg)
First2
Virgin AtlanticEconomy Light35.5 x 29.5 x 16 inches (90 x 75 x 43 cm)050 pounds (23 kg)$60
Economy Classic/Delight150 pounds (23 kg)Included
Premium Economy270 pounds (32 kg)
Upper
VIVA AerobusVIVA Light62 inches (158 cm)033-70 pounds (15-32 kg)$30-$169.90
VIVA Basic33 pounds (15 kg)Included
VIVA Smart55 pounds (25 kg)
VIVA Plus
VolarisVuela Basic62 inches (158 cm)055 pound (25 kg)$40-$75
Vuela Classic1Included
Vuela Plus

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Can I Pre-Pay for Baggage?

Your airline may allow passengers the ability to pre-pay luggage online at a discount compared to airport prices. Individual airlines’ baggage policies can be found by clicking the airline name in the preceding table or by visiting the airline’s website.

Checked Luggage Options

Hot Tip: To view more checked bags, check out our article on the best checked luggage bags for travelers.


Frequently asked questions

Does checked baggage have to be a suitcase?

Checked luggage can come in various forms, from hard-shell suitcases to soft duffel bags or backpacks. Passengers can often also check-in boxes or different shaped packages, providing they adhere to maximum size restrictions imposed by the airline.

What is the largest suitcase you can check on a plane?

There are no set restrictions for checked luggage, so airlines define their own baggage policies. A standard size that is seen consistently across many airlines is 62 inches (158 cm) linear. The weight will depend on the cabin, but quite often the maximum weight a piece can be (with or without overweight charges) is 70 pounds (32 kg).

Do checked bags get searched?

Checked baggage is generally screened using scanners so it’s not usually necessary for a physical bag inspection. TSA has the right to search checked luggage if they choose to and will leave a note inside your bag if an inspection has taken place.

Do wheels count when measuring luggage?

Most airlines will count wheels and handles within the measurements, so you should include these when measuring your luggage.

What is considered oversized luggage?

There is no standard measurement for oversized luggage as this is defined by the airline. A common size seen regularly with many airlines (but not all) is maximum linear dimensions of 62 inches (158 cm).

How do I avoid overweight baggage fees?

Be sure to check the policy for your airline, cabin, and particular route before packing your luggage. Use your bathroom scales or a dedicated bag weighing scale. If you find yourself with excessive weight at the airport, try to transfer some items into your carry-on bag.

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