Airlines New Baggage Check-in Fees

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Airline

First checked bag

 

Second checked bag

Additional bags

 

Overweight bags

 

Oversized bags

 

Airtran

 

$15

 

$25

 

$50

 

51-70 lbs (23-32kgs):  $39

71 to 99 lbs: $79

 

62-70 total linear inches: $39; 71-80 inches $79

 

Alaska

 

$0 ($15 eff. 7/7/2009)

(one way)

($25 eff. 7/7/2009)
(one way)

 

3rd-6th bags: $100; 7th or more: $150

 

51-100 lbs: $50

 

63-80 inches: $50; 81-115 inches: $75

 

American

 

$15

 

$25

 

Bags 3-5: $100; 6th or more: $200

 

51-70 lbs (23-32kgs): $50; 71-100 lbs: $100. These fees may be higher on international routes

 

63 inches and over: $150

 

Continental

 

$15

 

$25

 

$75 nonstop/$100 connecting

 

51-70 lbs (23-32kgs): $50
Over 70 lbs not accepted.

 

63 inches and over: $100

 

Delta

 

$15

 

$25 ($50 starting July 1)

 

Third bag: $125; Bags 4 to 10 $200 each (For travel outside US, no fee for 2nd bag, $200 for 3rd bag, $350 for 4th and 5th, $600 for bags 6-10).

 

51-70 lbs (23-32kgs): $90 ($150 for travel outside US)
71 to 100 lbs: $175 ($300 each outside US)

 

63-80 total linear inches: $150 $175

 

Frontier

 

$0 $15

 

$25

 

$50

 

51-100 lbs: $75

 

63-80 inches: $75

 

JetBlue

 

$0

 

$20

 

$75

 

51-70 lbs: $50; 71-99 lbs: $100

 

63-80 inches: $75

 

Northwest

 

See Delta

 

See Delta

 

See Delta

 

See Delta

 

See Delta

 

Spirit

 

$19

 

 

$25 (online or at airport)

 

Bags 3-5: $100 (online or at airport)

 

51-70 lbs: $50

71 to 99 lbs: $100

 

62-79 inches: $100; 80 inches and over: $150

 

Southwest

 

$0

 

$0

 

First additional bag: $50; bags 3-9: $50; 10 and more: $110

 

51-70 lbs: $25; 71-100 lbs: $50

 

62-80 inches: $50

 

United

 

$20 ($5 discount if paid online)

 

$30 ($5 discount if paid online)

 

Bags 1-4: $125; 5th or more: $250

 

$100

 

63-115 inches: $125

 

US Airways

 

$20 at airport, $15 online

 

$30 at airport, $25 online

 

Bags 3-9: $100

 

51-70 lbs (23-32kgs): $70

71 to 99 lbs: $120

 

62-80 total linear inches: $100