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General Airline Fees

Ah, the wonderful world of additional airline fees. Though air travel is now easier and more accessible for the average Joe, the additional fees can sometimes make your head spin. Read up here so you can be your own advocate and don’t get caught by surprise on your travel day.

Many airlines now charge fees for checked baggage upon arrival at the airport. These fees are separate from your ticket cost and are due at check-in. Below we’ve put together a handy¬†chart listing the major airlines and their applicable fees. Please note that these fees are subject to change and do change frequently. For the most up-to-the-minute information, we suggest you check with the carrier, or click one of the links below.

For your convenience, we’ve also included some additional fees airlines charge for things like preferred seat assignments, meals, etc. There is a link to each airline policy page for more detailed and up-to-date information.

The baggage allowance for international travel may be destination specific. Click on the “view policy” link for specific airline policy.

Fees charged by the airline are subject to change without notice.

Domestic Checked Baggage:

Domestic Economy Class

Domestic Premium Economy Class

Domestic Business Class

Domestic First Class

International Baggage:

Note also that the baggage allowance for international travel may be destination specific.

International Economy Class

International Premium Economy Class

International Business Class

International First Class


Please be advised, airlines can also charge additional fees if a bag¬†is considered “oversized”. Oversized luggage is defined as any bag over 50 lbs. and larger than 62 linear inches (height x length x width). These fees are for domestic travel only; international flights may have higher fees applied.