Frontier Airlines Baggage Fees & Tips To Cover The Expenses [2017]

Frontier baggage fees

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).

These fees increase with time so to save the most money, purchase both your carry-on and checked luggage allowance early.

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 cheapest fee.

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”

Size Restrictions

  • Personal: 18″ x 14″ x 8″
  • Standard: 24″ x 16″ x 10″

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.

Frontier Checked Baggage Allowance:

All checked bags must adhere to a max weight of 23kg (50lb) and max linear dimensions of 158cm (62”).

1st Bag2nd Bag3+ Bags
At Booking $30 $45 $80
Online (up to
24hrs from
 Via Call Center$40$45$85
 Web Check-In$40$45$85
 Airport Ticket Counter$45$50$85
 At Gate$60* n/an/a

*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 CardFee Reimbursement Details
Barclaycard Arrival Plus® World Elite Mastercard®
Annual Fee: $0 for first year, then $89
With this card, you can use your miles to cover any qualifying travel purchases of $100 or more, including baggage fees (which is perfect for families that travel and incur travel expenses). Simply apply your miles to these expenses when your statement arrives!
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Chase Sapphire Reserve℠ Card
Annual Fee: $450
$300 travel credit per calendar year (covers all travel related purchases)
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Citi Prestige Card
Annual Fee: $450
$250 air travel credit per calendar year (covers all travel related purchases)
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Chase Ritz-Carlton Rewards® Credit Card
Annual Fee: $450
$300 airline fee credit per calendar year (covers all travel related purchases)

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

Exclusions & Waivers:

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.

To see more airline baggage fees and policies, click here.

Barclaycard Arrival Plus® World Elite Mastercard®

Barclaycard Arrival Plus® World Elite Mastercard®

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