Beat Airline Baggage Fees
Save your money for extra legroom
So far this year, airlines have charged
in checked baggage fees.
How much are checked airline baggage fees? Below is a summary of the typical fees you will pay to check your bag for domestic flights within the United States. The actual airline baggage fee you will pay may vary based on fare class, frequent flier status, and specific route flown. For additional information on checked baggage fees, please visit your specific airline's website:
Airline baggage fees
|Baggage category||Fee||Max Weight||Max Size (L+W+H)|
|First checked bag||$30||50lbs||62"|
|Second checked bag||$40||50lbs||62"|
|Third checked bag||$150+||50lbs||62"|
|Fourth(+) checked bag||$200+||50lbs||62"|
Standard checked bag fees
These are typical fees for checking baggage weighing up to 50lbs and measuring less than 62″ (L+W+H) on major carriers.
First checked bag: $30
Second checked bag: $40
Excess baggage fees
These are typical per-bag fees for checking excess baggage on major carriers.
Third checked bag: $150
Fourth(+) checked bag: $200
Overweight baggage fees
Overweight baggage is usually considered any bag weighing more than 50lbs. The fees for checking overweight baggage are usually charged in addition to any standard, excess, or overweight fee.
51-99 pounds: +$150
100+ pounds: +$200
Oversized baggage fees
Any bag with a sum of length, width, and height of greater than 62 inches will generally fall into the oversized category. Oversized baggage fees are usually charged in addition to any standard, excess, or overweight fee.