United Airlines® Baggage Fees

Below is a summary of the fees charged by United Airlines for most domestic flights. The actual United Airlines baggage fees you will pay may vary based on fare class, frequent flier status, and specific route flown. Please consult United’s website to calculate the exact fee you will pay.

United 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 bag +$100 51-70lbs 62"
Overweight bag +$200 71-100lbs 62"
Oversized bag +$200 50lbs 63"-115"

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United Airlines checked baggage fees

Standard checked baggage on United refers to the first two checked bags weighing up to 50lbs and measuring 62″ (L+W+H) or less. The first checked bag costs $30 and the second checked bag costs $40.

United Airlines excess baggage fees

These are the per-bag fees for checking excess baggage on United Airlines. The third checked bag fee is $150 and the fourth, and any additional, checked bags will cost $200.

United Airlines overweight baggage fees

Overweight baggage is considered any bag weighing more than 50lbs. The fees for checking overweight baggage on United are charged in addition to any standard, excess or oversized baggage fees. A bag weighing 51-70 pounds costs $100 to check. Bags weighing 71-100 pounds costs $200.

United Airlines oversized baggage fees

Most bags with a sum of length, width, and height of greater than 62 inches will fall into the oversized category. Oversized baggage fees are charged in addition to any standard, excess, or overweight fee. Bags measuring 63"-115" will be charged an additional $200. Baggage that has total measurements of greater than 115" will not be allowed as checked baggage.

Luggage shipping alternative

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More information on United's baggage fees

The actual fees charged for checked luggage will vary depending on your specific fare class, loyalty status, and other factors. For additional information on United Airlines checked baggage fees, please visit United’s website. United Airlines® is a registered trademark of United Airlines, Inc. This page was last updated on September 26, 2018. Neither LugLess, nor its parent, subsidiaries, and/or affiliates, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information contained herein.