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Frontier Airlines Baggage Fees (And How to Avoid Paying Them)

Frontier baggage fees

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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*:

  • Online (up to 24hrs from departure): $35
  • 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 Bag3rd Bag
Online (up to 24hrs
from departure)
$35$45$75
Via Call Center$45$50$75
Web Check-In$40$45$80
Airport Ticket
Counter
$45$50$80
At the 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.

Loyalty ProgramCredit CardFee Reimbursement Details
Chase Ultimate Rewards Program ReviewChase Sapphire Reserve℠ Card$300 travel credit per calendar year
Chase Ritz-Carlton Rewards® Credit Card$300 airline fee credit per calendar year
Citi ThankYou Rewards Loyalty ProgramCiti Prestige Card$250 air travel credit per calendar year

Additional / Excess Baggage Fees:

Max weight per bag:  <50lb
Overweight Fee: $75

Max linear dimensions per bag: up tp 62 linear inches
Oversized Fee: $75

Exclusions & Waivers:

Our 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.

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