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Check-In Luggage Limits

 

 

 

There are two major systems for checked baggage on international flights.  There is the North America (US/Canada), two piece 32kg (70lbs) system and the weight by flight class system where economy passengers get around 20kg (44lbs), business class passengers get 30kg (66lbs) and first class passengers get 40kg (88lbs).  Policies of course vary greatly depending on airline and flight route.

 

When packing for the airport, certain items must be checked while other items should be carried on the plane.

 

Items that must be checked:

  1. liquids in excess of 100ml (3oz) - packed in ziplock bag to decrease spills.
  2. Knives
  3. Weapons (swords, clubs, firearms, etc)

 

Items that should not be checked:

  1. Medications
  2. high value items - cameras, jewelry electronic devices and cash
  3. Any key you don't want to lose - home and car

 

Remember to remove old airline tags prior to checking in your luggage.  You should also have your address and phone number on an outside tag as well as inside your bag - as outside tags can be damaged and lost.  If you have double handles, make sure that the airline attendant attaches your airline tag to only one of the handles so that your tag isn't ripped apart the first time someone grabs only one of the handles.

 

This page is still obviously under construction..

 

US Checked Baggage Policies

Airline

Allowance

Max Weight

Max Size

AirTran

2

$50 per extra piece

50lbs (22.5kg)

$25 - to 70lbs (31.5kg)
$65 - to 100lbs (45kg)

62" (157cm)

$65 - to 80" (203cm)

Alaska (and also Horizon)

2

50lbs (22.5kg)

$25 - to 70lbs (31.5kg)
$50 - to 100lbs (45kg)

Either extra weight or extra piece charge applies (whichever is greater)

Under 63" (160cm)

$50 - to 80" (203cm)
$75 - to 115" (292cm)

Either extra weight or extra piece charge applies (whichever is greater)

Aloha

2

50lbs (22.5kg)

fee - max 70lbs (31.5kg) per bag

Under

62" (157cm)

American

2

1-3 extra pieces @ $80 each
4-6 extra pieces @ $105 each
7+ @ $180 each

50lbs (22.5kg) on both domestic and international flights

$25 - to 70lbs (31.5kg)
$50 - to 100lbs (45kg)

under 62"

$100 - to 115" (292cm) - Max

Plus overweight and/or extra piece charges

ATA

2 on intl flights

3 on domestic

50lbs (22.5kg)

Charter flights - 44lbs (19.5kg)

62" (157cm)

Continental

2
3 for First class

1-3 extra pieces @ $80 each
4-6 extra pieces @ $105 each
7+ @ $180 each

50lbs (22.5kg)
First class and OnePass Elite - 70lbs (31.5kg)

$25 - to 70lbs (31.5kg)
$50 - to 100lbs (45kg)

62" (157cm)

$80 - to 115" (292cm) - Max

Delta

2

Extra bags at $50 each domestically, $100 internationally

50lbs (22.5kg)

$25 - to 70lbs (31.5kg)
$100 - to 100lbs (45kg)

62" (157cm)

$100 - to 80" (203cm) - Max

Frontier

2

$50 per extra piece

50lbs (22.5kg)

$50 - to 100lbs (45kg)

62" (157cm)

$50 - to 80" (203cm)

Hawaiian

2

1-3 extra pieces @ $80
4-6 extra pieces @ $105
7+ @ $180 each

$25 per extra piece on interisland flights

50lbs (22.5kg)

$25 - to 70lbs (31.5kg) - Max

62" (157cm)

Charge dependant on what you're transporting

Max  - 80" (203cm)

JetBlue

2

 70lbs (31.5kg)

$50 - to 100lbs (45kg)

Both overweight and oversize fees apply

62" (157cm)

$50 - to 80" (203cm) - Max

Both overweight and oversize fees apply

Northwest

2 @ 50lbs
2 @ 70lbs + 1 @ 40lbs for First class

1-3 extra pieces @ $80 each
4-6 @ $105 each
7+ @ $180 each

50lbs (22.5kg)

$25 - to 70lbs (31.5kg)
$50 - to 100lbs (45kg)

62" (157cm)

$80 - 160" (406cm)

Southwest

3

4-9 extra pieces at $50 each

10+ @ $110 each

50lbs (22.5kg)

$25 - to 70lbs (31.5kg)

$50 - to 100lbs (45kg)

62" (157cm)

$50 - to 80" (203cm) - Max

Spirit

2

Extra pieces $50 each

70lbs (31.5kg)

$50 - to 100lbs (45kg)

1st piece max 62"
2nd piece max 55"

$50 - to 160" (206cm) - Max

Max 80" (203cm) any dimension

United

2

3 for 1K Premier Executive, Premier Executive and Star Alliance Gold members

$80 for each extra piece

1-2 extra pieces @ $85 each
3-4 @ $125 each
5+ @ $200 each

50lbs (22.5kg)

1K Premier Executive, Premier Executive and Star Alliance Gold members - possibly 70lbs (31.5kg)

$50 - to 99lbs (44.5kg)

Both overweight and oversize fees apply

62" (157cm)

$80 -115" (292cm)

Both overweight and oversize fees apply

US Airways

2

1-7 extra pieces @ $80 each

50lbs (22.5kg)

$50 - to 70lbs (31.5kg)

$80 - to 100lbs (45kg) - Max

 

62" (157cm)

Max 115" (292cm) and 72" (182.5cm) any dimension

 

 

International Checked Baggage Policies

Airline Allowance Max Weight Max Size
Aer Lingus 2 Max for Each Bag: 70lb/32kg
Max Combined for Economy - US: 80lb/36kg (max 140lb/64kg)
Max Combined Weight for Economy - Dubai: 44 lb/20kg
 
Aeroflot   20kg

US, Canada - Economy - 2 pieces 23kg (50kg max)

Economy -158cm

Business, Premier, President - 203cm (158cm US, Canada)

Air Canada   Economy - 2 bags 23kg (50lb)

Max - 32kg (70lb)

158cm (62in)

Max - 292cm (115in)

Air France   2 pieces
Max Tempo Class for each: 50 lb/23 kg
1st Bag: 62in/157cm

2nd Bag: 55in/140cm

Air New Zealand   Non US flight: 44 lb/20kg

US flight - 2 pieces - 70 lb/32 kg

US - 62in/157cm
Alitalia      
All Nippon Airways      
Asiana      
Austrian Airlines      
BMI British Midland      
British Airways      
Cathay Pacific      
easyJet      
El Al      
Emirates      
EVA Air 2 32kg (70lbs)

Outside US/Canada - 20kg (44lbs) to 40 kg/88lbs depending on ticket class

Greater than 45kg (99lbs) can be denied

 

Super First Class - 158cm (62") each bag

Economy - 273cm (107") for both bags combined and 158cm (62") for larger bag 

Finnair      
Garuda      
Iberia      
Icelandair      
Japan Airlines      
KLM      
Korean Air      
LanChile      
Lufthansa      
Malaysia Airlines      
Olympic Airlines      
Qantas      
Ryanair      
SAS      
Singapore Airlines      
South African Airways      
Swiss      
Thai Airways      
Varig Brazilian Airlines      
Virgin Atlantic      

 

 


 

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