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Guide to Baggage Fees
Sneaky baggage fees can really add to the total cost of your flight, with some carriers now charging for carry-on bags. Checked bag fees can vary based on the weight of your bag. To further complicate matters, these costs can even vary based on where you’re flying to and from. To better prepare you, we put together an overview of expected baggage fees, by airline carrier, when flying from the US and Canada. Take a look, and pack your luggage accordingly.
Personal Item
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Exact dimensions vary by airline, but generally 18x14x8 inches up to 22 lbs. Must fit under seat. (e.g. small backpack or large purse)
Carry On
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Exact dimensions vary by airline, but generally 22x14x9 inches up to 22 lbs. Must fit in overhead bin. (e.g. rollaboard, duffel, or medium backpack)
Checked Bag
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Exact dimensions vary by airline, but generally 62 linear inches (length+width+height) up to 50 lbs. (e.g. large suitcase, duffel, or backpack)
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US/Canada
Mexico/Central America/Caribbean
Rest of World
Airline
Personal Item
Carry On
1st Checked Bag
2nd Checked Bag
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Air Canada
Free
Free
$30-35
$50-58
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Air Transat
Free
Free
$25
$40
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Alaska
Free
Free
$30
$40
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Allegiant
Free
$18-25
$20-35
$20-35
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American
Free
Free
$30
$40
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Boutique Air
Free
Free
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Will be gate checked
Free
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Up to 50 lbs for all baggage
Free
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Space available basis
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Cape Air
Free
Free
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Will be gate checked
$25
$35
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Delta
Free
Free
$30
$40-50
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$40 within US; $50 to/from Canada
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Flair Air
Free
$37-41
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Prices in CAD
$32-35
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Prices in CAD
$42-46
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Prices in CAD
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Frontier
Free
$35-40
$30-35
$45
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Hawaiian
Free
Free
$30
$40
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JetBlue
Free
Free
$30
$40
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OneJet
Free
Free
N/A
N/A
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Porter Airlines
Free
N/A or Free
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Not allowed for Basic Economy (must be checked); FREE for Standard Economy (up to 20 lbs.)
$33-38
$50-58
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Southern Airways Express
Free
Free
Free
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Up to 50 lbs for all baggage
Free
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Space available basis
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Southwest
Free
Free
Free
Free
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Spirit Airlines
Free
$35-40
$30-35
$40-45
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Swoop
Free
$35-46
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Prices in CAD; $35-$41 within Canada; $40-$46 outside Canada
$35-46
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Prices in CAD; $35-$41 within Canada; $40-$46 outside Canada
$50-64
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Prices in CAD; $50-$58 within Canada; $55-$64 outside Canada
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United
Free
N/A or Free
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Not allowed for Basic Economy (must be checked); FREE for Standard Economy
$30
$40-50
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$40 within US; $50 to/from Canada
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ViaAir
Free
$25
$30
$40
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WestJet
Free
Free
$30-36
$50-59
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Airline
Personal Item
Carry On
1st Checked Bag
2nd Checked Bag
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Aeromexico
Free
Free
$30
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FREE to/from Central America & Caribbean
$55-65
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Air Canada
Free
Free
$30-36
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FREE* to/from Central America *Air Canada Rouge flights may have a charge
$50-59
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FREE to/from Central America
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Air Transat
Free
Free
$25
$40-40
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Alaska
Free
Free
$30
$40
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American
Free
Free
$30
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FREE to/from Panama
$40-55
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Aruba Airlines
Free
Free
Free
$50
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Avianca
Free
Free
Free
$50-60
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Bahamas Air
Free
Free
Free
$35
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Caribbean
Free
Free
Free
$0-35
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FREE from/to Fort Lauderdale
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Cayman Airways
Free
Free
$20-25
$20-35
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Copa Airlines
Free
Free
Free
$40
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Delta
Free
Free
$30
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FREE to/from Panama (except ATL) and El Salvador
$40-55
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$40 to/from Central America or Caribbean; $55 to/from Mexico
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Frontier
Free
$35-40
$30-35
$45
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Interjet
Free
Free
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Up to 22 lbs. total including personal item
$30-50
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$50 to/from Cuba; $30 everywhere else
$40-105
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$105 to/from Cuba; $40 everywhere else
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JetBlue
Free
Free
$30
$40
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Norwegian Air
Free
Free
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up to 22 lbs. total including personal item
$18
$25
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Porter Airlines
Free
Free
$28-32
$38-44
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Southwest
Free
Free
Free
Free
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Spirit Airlines
Free
$35-40
$30-35
$40-45
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Swoop
Free
$40-46
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Prices in CAD
$40-46
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Prices in CAD
$55-64
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Prices in CAD
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United
Free
Free
$30
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FREE to/from Panama and El Salvador
$40-55
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VivaAerobus
Free
Free
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Free up to 22 lbs. total including personal item and $26-$30 for up to 33 lbs. total
$30-35
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Charge on VivaBasic fare. VivaLight fare includes one FREE bag up to 33 lbs.
$30-35
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Volaris
Free
Free
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Free up to 22 lbs. total including personal item and $24-$28 for up to 44 lbs. total
$38-55
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$38-$43 to/from Mexico; $50-$55 to/from Central America
$52-80
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$52-$60 to/from Mexico; $70-$80 to/from Central America
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WestJet
Free
Free
$30-36
$50-59
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Airline
Personal Item
Carry On
1st Checked Bag
2nd Checked Bag
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ANA
Free
Free
Free
Free
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Aer Lingus
Free
Free
$0-55
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$55 to/from Ireland; FREE everywhere else
$75
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Aeroflot
Free
Free
Free
$0-100
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Aeromexico
Free
Free
Free
$80
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FREE for Brazil
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Air Asia
Free
Free
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Up to 15 lbs. total including personal item
$30-50
$55-90
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Air Canada
Free
Free
$0-60
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$60 to/from Europe for Economy Basic; FREE for Standard Economy and everywhere else
$0-100
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FREE Transpacific and South America and $100 Europe/North Africa; $0-$100 elsewhere
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Air China
Free
Free
Free
Free
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Air Europa
Free
Free
$0-60
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$60 on light fare
$100
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Air France
Free
Free
$0-60
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$60 to/from Europe and North Africa on light fare; FREE everywhere else
$0-100
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Air India
Free
Free
Free
Free
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Air Italy
Free
Free
$50
$86
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Air New Zealand
Free
Free
Free
$80
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FREE from/to Hawaii
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Air Serbia
Free
Free
Free
Free
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Air Tahiti Nui
Free
Free
Free
$75-100
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Air Transat
Free
Free
$55
$100
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Alitalia
Free
Free
$0-60
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$60 to/from Europe and North Africa on light fare; FREE everywhere else
$0-100
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American
Free
Free
$0-60
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$30-$60 for Basic Economy to/from Europe, North Africa, and South America; FREE for Main Cabin and everywhere else
$0-100
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FREE Transpacific and Southern South America and $100 Europe/North Africa; $0-$100 elsewhere
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Asiana
Free
Free
Free
Free
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Austrian Airlines
Free
Free
$0-60
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$60 to/from Europe on light fare
$0-100
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Avianca
Free
Free
Free
$0-60
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FREE to/from Bolivia, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Chile; $60 to/from Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.
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Avior Airlines
Free
Free
Free
Free
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Azores Airlines
Free
Free
Free
$100
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Azul Airlines
Free
Free
$50
$100
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British Airways
Free
Free
$0-55
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$55 Transatlantic on basic fare
$0-100
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Brussels Airlines
Free
Free
$0-60
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$60 to/from Europe for Basic Economy; FREE for Standard Economy and everywhere else
$0-100
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Caribbean
Free
Free
Free
$35
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Cathay Pacific
Free
Free
Free
Free
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China Airlines
Free
Free
Free
Free
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Condor
Free
Free
$0-110
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$75-$110 for Economy Light; FREE for standard Economy. Often only $50-$60 each way for upgrade to standard Economy.
$95
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Copa Airlines
Free
Free
Free
$0-40
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FREE to/from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay; $40 elsewhere
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Corsairfly
Free
Free
$50-77
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An upgrade to Eco Classic fare costs $50 each way; First bag fee is $77 each way on Eco Basic fare.
$110
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Delta
Free
Free
$0-60
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$30-60 for Basic Economy to/from Europe, North Africa, South America (excluding Brazil); FREE for Main Cabin and everywhere else.
$0-100
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FREE Transpacific and Brazil and $100 Europe/North Africa; $0-$100 elsewhere
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Edelweiss Air
Free
Free
Free
$100
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Egypt Air
Free
Free
Free
Free
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El Al
Free
Free
Free
$85-100
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Emirates
Free
Free
Free
$0-200
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$200 on Special fares and Saver fares to/from Europe
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Etihad Airways
Free
Free
Free
Free
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Eurowings
Free
Free
$60
$100
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Eva Air
Free
Free
Free
Free
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Fiji Airways
Free
Free
Free
$150
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Finnair
Free
Free
$0-55
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$55 Transatlantic on light fare
$0-100
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French Bee
Free
Free
$45
$90
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Hainan Airlines
Free
Free
Free
Free
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Hawaiian
Free
Free
Free
Free
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Iberia
Free
Free
$0-55
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$55 Transatlantic on basic fare
$0-100
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Icelandair
Free
Free
$45-76
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$55 - $76 for Economy Light; Usually only $45 - $60 each way for upgrade to Economy Standard, which includes 1 bag. (Note: Bag fees for flights with a multi-day stopover in Iceland are charged per segment.)
$55-76
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Interjet
Free
Free
$30
$40
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Japan Airlines
Free
Free
Free
Free
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JetBlue
Free
Free
$30
$40
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Jetstar Airways
Free
Free
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Up to 15 lbs. total including personal item
$35-65
$35-65
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Jin Air
Free
Free
Free
Free
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KLM Royal Dutch
Free
Free
$0-60
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$60 to/from Europe and North Africa on light fare; FREE everywhere else
$0-100
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Kenya Airways
Free
Free
Free
Free
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Korean Air
Free
Free
Free
Free
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Kuwait Airways
Free
Free
Free
Free
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LATAM
Free
Free
$0-45
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FREE to/from Colombia and for all "Light" fare class and above; "Promo" fares have a charge for the 1st checked bag, which varies $30-$45 by destination.
$0-65
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FREE to/from Colombia and for all "Light" fare class and above; "Promo" fares have a charge for the 1st checked bag, which varies $40-$65 by destination.
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LEVEL
Free
Free
$44-59
$90-165
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La Compagnie
Free
Free
Free
Free
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Lufthansa
Free
Free
$0-60
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$60 to/from Europe on light fare
$0-100
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Norwegian Air
Free
Free
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Up to 22 lbs. total including personal item
$50-89
$90-155
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Qantas
Free
Free
Free
Free
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Qatar Airways
Free
Free
Free
Free
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Royal Air Maroc
Free
Free
Free
Free
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Royal Jordanian
Free
Free
Free
$0-200
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$200 for "Super Special Instant Purchase" fares
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SAS Scandinavian Airlines
Free
Free
$0-60
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$60 for Light fare; Usually only $28 more each way for Smart fare (one checked bag included)
$110
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Saudia Airlines
Free
Free
Free
Free
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Scoot
Free
Free
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Up to 22 lbs. total including personal item
$35-50
$35-88
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Spirit Airlines
Free
$35-40
$30-35
$40-45
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Surinam Airways
Free
Free
Free
$0-25
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Swiss International
Free
Free
$0-60
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$60 to/from Europe and North Africa on light fare; FREE everywhere else
$0-100
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TAME
Free
Free
Free
Free
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TAP Air Portugal
Free
Free
$0-92
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$92 charge on Discount Fare; Usually $60 more each way for upgrade to Basic Fare, which includes one free checked bag
$0-92
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Only allowed when purchasing Basic or higher class fares
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TUI Fly
Free
Free
$25-40
$100
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United
Free
Free
$0-60
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$60 to/from Europe for Basic Economy; FREE for Standard Economy and everywhere else
$0-100
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FREE Transpacific and South America and $100 Europe/North Africa; $0-$100 elsewhere
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V Australia
Free
Free
Free
Free
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Virgin Atlantic
Free
Free
$0-60
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$60 to/from Europe and North Africa on light fare; FREE everywhere else
$0-100
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Viva Colombia
Free
$40-43
$35-40
$55
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WestJet
Free
Free
$30-36
$50-59
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Xiamen Airlines
Free
Free
Free
Free
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Last Updated Nov 21, 2019
Prices are each way, listed in USD. For Canadian flights, you may be charged the same amount in CAD or converted at the current exchange rate. Fees listed are for the lowest economy fare class purchased at the earliest point of sale (i.e. during online booking) and may be higher after initial booking or at the airport. Some airlines sell bundles or different fare classes, which may include bag; visit the airline’s website directly for more info on each airline’s fares. Price ranges mean the price depends on the specific route and/or season of travel.