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: $45
- At the Gate: $60
*prices listed outside of “value season”.
- 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||$45||$85|
|Airport Ticket Counter||$45||$50||$85|
*for bags exceeding carry-on size limits
Credit Cards That Reimburse You For Checked Bag 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||Fee Reimbursement Details|
|Barclays Arrival® Premier World Elite MasterCard®|
|Chase Sapphire Reserve℠||$300 travel credit per calendar year (covers all travel related purchases). Annual Fee: $450|
|Citi Prestige Card||$250 air travel credit per calendar year (covers all travel related purchases). Annual Fee: $450|
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
*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.
Frontier’s bundles, The WORKS℠ & The PERKS℠, includes both a carry-on and checked bag for each passenger.
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.