Beat Airline Baggage Fees

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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"
Overweight surcharge +$150 51-99lbs 62"
Overweight surcharge +$200 100lbs+ 62"
Oversized surcharge +$200 50lbs 63"-80"

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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
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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.

63" - 80" (L+W+H): +$200
80"+ (L+W+H): N/A
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