Frontier is one of the few airlines that currently charges a fee for standard carry-on bags and each checked bag (there are no automatic inclusions).
With Frontier’s baggage policy, these fees increase with time. So, to save the most money you should purchase both your carry-on and checked luggage allowance as early as possible.
If you’re not sure how much you’re bringing at the exact time you purchase your ticket, you have until 24hrs prior to departure to secure the next cheapest fee.
Remember, baggage charges are applied per one-way trip (i.e. you’ll be paying double these fees for round trip).
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Frontier Carry-On Allowance:
1 personal item: FREE
Standard carry-on bags:
- At Booking: $35
- Online (up to 24hrs from departure): $38
- Call Center: $40
- Web Check-In: $40
- Airport Ticket Counter: $50
- At the Gate: $60
Please note: if you arrive at the departure gate with carry-on luggage outside of your booked allowance then you will be charged an additional fee to check the item as hold luggage.
- Personal: 18″ x 14″ x 8″
- Standard: 24″ x 16″ x 10″, no heavier than 35lbs
Lap Infant Carry-On Policy
- A diaper bag may be carried on board when traveling with a child, in addition to your carry-on allowance.
Stroller Check Policy
- Strollers will be checked at the gate free of charge.
Frontier Checked Baggage Allowance:
All checked bags must adhere to a max weight of 23kg (50lb) and max linear dimensions of 158cm (62”). Pricing below is for a one-way flight.
|1st Bag||2nd Bag||3+ Bags|
|Online (up to|
|Via Call Center||$40||$50||$90|
|Airport Ticket Counter||$50||$55||$95|
*for bags exceeding carry-on size limits
Please note: Frontier’s bundles, The WORKS℠ & The PERKS℠, includes both a carry-on piece and checked bag for each passenger and may save you money.
Recommended Cards That Reimburse You For Baggage Fees
Frontier doesn’t have a co-branded credit card that provides a free checked bag, but you can get your checked bag fees reimbursed by the cards below.
|Credit Card||Card & Fee Reimbursement Details|
|American Express® Gold Card|
|The Platinum Card® from American Express|
How We Get $1,500+ In Value From This Card (Per Year) >
|The Business Platinum Card® from American Express|
|Chase Sapphire Reserve®|
Additional / Excess Baggage Fees:
Max weight per bag: <50lb
Overweight Fee: $75
Max linear dimensions per bag: up to 62 linear inches
Oversized Fee: $75
Bags heavier than 100lb or larger than 110 linear inches won’t be accepted by Frontier Airlines.
*For baggage fees related to special luggage (sporting equipment, musical instruments, etc.) please refer to Frontier’s policy here.
Exclusions & Waivers:
EarlyReturns® Elite members receive a complimentary carry-on bag.
These baggage fees apply to tickets purchased on or after 12 September 2018. View fees for tickets booked prior to this date here.
Frontier Airlines offers free checked baggage to Active Duty Military.*** They require an active duty ID and/or that you are in uniform at the airport. You can not add your baggage online. You must check your baggage at the airport in order for the fees to be waived.
***There seems to be quite a lot of issues here regarding the active duty military exclusion when it comes to spouses, so we’re going to clarify a bit.
When writing this article, we had a lot of trouble finding information on this online, so we called Frontier and questioned their Customer Relations Department.
Over the phone, they told us the following:
– All baggage types are free for active duty military; this includes carry-on bags AND checked bags.
– There is no limit to the number of bags an active duty military individual can check.
– There is no weight limit, nor size limit for active duty military bags (no overage charges will be applied).
– Baggage must be addressed at the airport check-in counter where all fees will be waived (there is no online option).
– This complimentary baggage policy does NOT extend to spouse/family members
*HOWEVER, if a spouse/family member is traveling WITH the active duty military individual, this person may utilize Frontier’s policy of unlimited complimentary bags in order to check in all of the bags under their booking (therefore extending the policy to the spouse/family member by proxy). Megan was correct above when she mentioned Frontier does not extend this policy when the spouse/family is traveling without the active duty military individual for instance if that individual is deployed.