Baggage Fees By Airline
Baggage Fees By Airline
Or Ways To Pack Lighter
Or The Protest Against Baggage Fees
Or The Overpriced Baggage Fees
The average baggage fees for airlines across America are escalating. When traveling, it is important to know which airlines offer the best deals on your checked-in baggage. And as if that’s not enough to overwhelm you, make sure those checked bags are under the weight limit. Bags must normally weight fifty pounds or less, or you will be charged an additional fee.
- American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta, US Airways, Virgin America, and Sun Country Airlines all charge $25 for the first checked bags. When it comes to U.S. Domestic flights, these six airlines have the priciest fees for the first checked-in bag. Try to reduce your luggage to a carry on when flying with one of these airlines.
- American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta, US Airways, and Sun Country Airlines all charge $35 for the second checked bag. And the prices only get more expensive for the second bag. Not including Virgin America, these same companies charge $35 for the second checked bag. That’s $60 of hard-earned money wasted on luggage. It makes you think twice about bringing those extra shoes and toiletries.
- The next cheapest thing to free is the fee charged by Hawaiian Airlines. Checking one bag in costs $15 and $25 for the second bag. Hawaiian Airlines flies to and from Hawaii, and a few international destinations, including Australia and Japan.
- Frontier Airlines and Alaska Airlines charge $20 for the first checked bag and $20 for the second bag too. However, like Hawaiian Airlines, you need to be flying to specific destinations to take advantage of these mediocre baggage fees. Frontier Airlines flies to eighty destinations, including the United States, Costa Rica and Mexico, while Alaska Airlines flies to twenty-five destinations, including Hawaii and Mexico.
- AirTran also charges $20 for the first bag. Also, both AirTran and Virgin America charge $25 for the second checked bag.
- When it comes to overweight baggage, Hawaiian Airlines can charge the most for overweight bags.Hawaiian Airline’s may charge a $60 to $225 fee per overweight bag.
- In close second,US Airways will charge anywhere from $100 to $200 extra for every bag over fifty pounds. Other pricier overweight baggage feels include United Airlines $125 to $175 fee, Continental Airline’s $50 to $150 fee, and Delta Airlines’s $90 to $175 fee.
- AirTran charges the least amount for overweight baggage, charging $39 to $79. Airtran flies to destinations throughout the United States.
- Sun Country, Frontier, and Midwest Airlines all charge a flat fee of $75 per overweight bag, no matter the weight of the bag. This flat fee is somewhat comforting versus the range of overweight baggage fees other airlines charge.
- If you’re disappointed by these outrageous fees, try booking through Southwest Airlines. After all, this is the one and only U.S. airline that allows passengers to check up to two luggage pieces for free. The company campaigns with the slogan “bags fly free,” and as a result, has increased business by $800 to $900 million, according to Gary Kelly, Southwest CEO.