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Airline Baggage Fees

All you need to know about airline baggage fees in one place.

Whether you’re toting along your brand new set of luggage or just bringing a carry-on, we’ve got all the up-to-date information you need from airlines around the world. Right here. One place. Bookmark it now. Depending on your destination and origin, the fees could be different and of course, airlines all have a say in what they think are ‘fair’ fees. We bring you the latest in travel news and advice so you don’t end up confused at the terminal when it comes to what to pay to bring along your bag(s). (Or Fido for that matter). Find our worldwide baggage fee chart* below and more in-the-know details below.

*Continually updated as new information becomes available. Current as of July 5th, 2016


Worldwide Baggage Fee Chart | Checked Bag Fees | Carry-On Allowance

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Airline Drops Bag Fees, World Cheers

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History of Airline Fees: Bags, Food & More

It was May 2008 when American Airlines made the momentous announcement: The airline would begin charging a fee for all checked-bags. Smaller, discount...

Airline Flight Attendant Q&A with FareCompare

The flight attendant interviewed below is a real person who has been flying for United Airlines and other carriers for...

DOT: Disclose Bag Fees Right from the Start for Airfare Shoppers

The U.S. Department of Transportation wants anyone shopping for plane tickets to get a complete picture of the total cost...

Most Unusual Solution to Baggage Fees Yet

From time to time, FareCompare notes with approval the many ways clever travelers save on bag fees. Passengers who stuff...

Spirit Airlines’ Carry-on Baggage Fees to Soar

It has not been a good week publicity-wise for Spirit Airlines. First, the ultra low-cost carrier reaffirmed its no-refund policy...

5 Ways to Gamble with Bag Fees – And Lose

If you’ll be traveling during the holidays (or anytime) remember this: baggage fees are optional and paying them can be...

JetBlue Raises Fee for Second Checked-Bag, First Bag Still Free

Most travelers will never notice this change, but a few will so it’s worth noting that JetBlue has increased the...

Frontier Raising Some Bag Fees

Brace yourself. As of May 1, Frontier Airlines will be raising some of its bag fees. But not by much....

Checked-Bag Fees are Cheap Compared to Overweight/Oversize Bag Fees

Below is a somewhat faithful transcription of a text-message conversation between a college student and her mother; the college kid...

Bah, Humbug: Spirit Raises Bag Fees for Christmas

Yes, Virginia, there will be higher baggage fees at Christmastime on Spirit Airlines, but there is some good news too....

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