Airline Fee Chart

Airline Fee Chart

The cost of air travel now includes much more than the price of airfare. Airlines continue to add fees for everything from checked baggage to blankets and pillows as the “a la carte” pricing model becomes more common. Our Airline Fee Chart breaks down what a range of carriers are charging for specific services and additional “perks,” so you can plan ahead and maybe save some money on your next flight.

There are no free meals, so bring a credit card if you plan on purchasing a meal or alcoholic drink (airlines don’t take cash). We will note unusual circumstances, such as airlines that charge for soft drinks or water.

Wi-Fi access varies by airline and, in some cases, planes. Here is a list of Wi-Fi prices.

And when it comes to cell phone calls during flights, see which airlines allow you to call from the sky.

Airline Reservation/
Customer Service
Baggage & Pets (each way) Food & Beverage Seats/Boarding

AirTran
Non-refundable ticket change fee: $75
Reservation by phone fee: $15

Unaccompanied minor fee: $50

Carry on bag: FreeFirst checked bag: $25

Second checked bag: $35

Additional bags fee: $75 each

Overweight bags: $75

Oversize bags: $75

Pet flight fee: $75

Preferred/advance seats: $6-$20Priority boarding: $10

Alaska Airlines
Non-refundable ticket change fee: $125Reservation by phone fee: $15

Unaccompanied minor fee: $25 – $50

Carry on bag: FreeFirst checked bag fee: $25

Second checked bag fee: $25

Additional bags fee: $75

Overweight bags: $75

Oversize bags: $75

Pet flight fee: $100

Preferred/advance seats: NonePriority boarding: None

American Airlines
Non-refundable ticket change fee: $200Reservation by phone fee: $20

Unaccompanied minor fee: $100

Carry on bag: FreeFirst checked bag fee: $25

Second checked bag fee: $35

Additional bags fee: $150 each

Overweight bags: $100 for 51-70 lbs; $200 for 71-100 lbs

Oversize bags: $200

Pet flight fee: $125-$175

Preferred/advance seats: $4-$99Priority boarding: $9

Delta Airlines
Non-refundable ticket change fee: $200Reservation by phone fee: $25

Unaccompanied minor fee: $100

Carry on bag: FreeFirst checked bag fee: $25

Second checked bag fee: $35

Additional bags fee: $125 for third bag; $200 each for bags 4-10

Overweight bags: $90 for 51-70lbs; $175 for 71-100lbs

Oversize bags: $175-$300

Pet flight fee: $125-$200

Preferred/advance seats: $9 – $99Priority boarding: $10

Frontier Airlines
Non-refundable ticket change fee: $50-$100Reservation by phone fee: None

Unaccompanied minor fee: $100-$150

Carry on bag: Free – $100First checked bag: $20 – $25

Second checked bag: $30

Additional bags fee: $75 each

Overweight bags: $75

Oversize bags: $75

Pet flight fee: $75 – $125

Beverages: For purchase Preferred/advance seats: $15 and upPriority boarding: None

Hawaiian Airlines
Non-refundable ticket change fee: $30-$150Reservation by phone fee: $15-$25

Unaccompanied minor fee: $35-$100

Carry on bag: FreeFirst checked bag: $17-$25

Second checked bag: $17-$35

Additional bags fee: $25-$200 each

Overweight bags: $25-$50

Oversize bags: $25-$100

Pet flight fee: $35-$225

Preferred/advance seats: $35 – $75Priority boarding: $25

JetBlue
Non-refundable ticket change fee: $100Reservation by phone fee: $20

Unaccompanied minor fee: $100

Carry on bag: FreeFirst checked bag: Free

Second checked bag: $40

Additional bags fee: $75 each

Overweight bags: $50 for 51-70lbs; $100 for 71-99lbs

Oversize bags: $75

Pet flight fee: $100

Preferred/advance seats: $10-$70Priority boarding: Included in seat fee

Southwest Airlines
Non-refundable ticket change fee: FreeReservation by phone fee: Free

Unaccompanied minor fee: $50

Carry on bag: FreeFirst checked bag: Free

Second checked bag: Free

Additional bags fee: $50 each for 3-9 bags; $110 each for more

Overweight bags: $75

Oversize bags: $75

Pet flight fee: $95

Preferred/advance seats: NonePriority boarding: $10

Spirit Airlines
Non-refundable ticket change fee: $115-$125Reservation by phone fee: $10

Unaccompanied minor fee: $100

Carry on bag: $25-$50First checked bag: $20-$45

Second checked bag: $30-$55

Additional bags fee: $75-$100 each

Overweight bags: $25 for 41-50lbs; $50 for 51-70lbs; $100 for 71-99lbs.

Oversize bags: $100-$150

Pet flight fee: $100

Beverages: For purchase Preferred/advance seats: $1-$199Priority boarding: Included in seat fee

United
Non-refundable ticket change fee: $200Reservation by phone fee: $25

Unaccompanied minor fee: $150

Carry on bag: FreeFirst checked bag fee: $25

Second checked bag fee: $35

Additional bags fee: $100 each

Overweight bags: $100 51-70lbs; $200 71-100lbs

Oversize bags: $100

Pet flight fee: $125-$250

Preferred/advance seats: $9-$163Priority boarding: $9-$39

US Airways
Non-refundable ticket change fee: $200Reservation by phone fee: $25

Unaccompanied minor fee: $100

Carry on bag: FreeFirst checked bag: $25

Second checked bag: $35

Additional bags fee: $125 for the third; $200 for fourth-ninth bags

Overweight bags: $90 for 51-70 lbs; $175 for 71-100lbs.

Oversize bags: $175

Pet flight fee: $125

Preferred/advance seats: $5-$99Priority boarding: $10 and up

Virgin America
Non-refundable ticket change fee: $100Reservation by phone fee: $20

Unaccompanied minor fee: $75-$125

Carry on bag: FreeFirst checked bag: $25

Second checked bag: $25

Additional bags fee: $25 each

Overweight bags: $50 for 51-70lbs; $100 for 71-100lbs

Oversize bags: $50

Pet flight fee: $100

Preferred/advance seats: NonePriority boarding: None

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Published: May 15, 2013