If you think baggage fees on domestic US flights are high, you might be surprised what some international airlines are charging these days. Some airlines charge by the pound (or kilogram) after your bag weighs over a certain limit, and the fees can be quite high. For example, flying on Cathay Pacific from non-Americas destinations, you'll pay 1.5% of the adult economy class fare for each 2.2 lbs (1 kg) that a third checked bag weighs. If the fare is $2000, you'll pay $30 per kg, so if your third bag weighs 22 lbs (10 kg) it will cost $300 each way!

1st checked Bag 2nd checked bag 3 and up
Aer Lingus US to Europe: Free up to 23KG(50LBS)

Within Europe:

€12-15 online

€18 @ airport

US to Europe: $50 up to 23KG(50LBS)

Overweight bags between 23kg-32kgs (50lbs-70lbs): $50

Within Europe: €12-15 online.  € 18 @ airport

US to Europe: $50 up to 23KG(50LBS)

Within Europe: €12-15 online.  € 18 @ airport

Aero Mexico Within Mexico: Free up to 30KG(66LBS) TOTAL for all bags. If over limit 165 pesos per KG will be charged.

US to Mexico:  Free up to 23KG(50LBS)

Within Mexico: 165 pesos per KG.

US to Mexico: $40

Overweight bag fee: $40-120 depending on weight and destination.

From: US to Mexico: 3rd-5th $140

6th-7th $200 each. Up to 23KG(50LBS)

Aeroflot US to Europe:  Free up to 50LBS

All other flights:  Free up to20KG (44LBS) TOTAL for all bags. If over limit per KG charge is imposed. Price depends on destination

US to Europe: Free up to 50LBS. Overweight bag fees $50 23 to 32 KG(50 to 70 LBS) $200 up to 45KG(99LBS). From US to Europe: $150 each up to 23KG(50LBS)
Air Berlin US to Europe: Free up to 23KG(50LBS)

Short Haul: Free up to 20KG(44LBS) TOTAL for all bags

Long Haul (3000+ miles): Free up to 20KG(44LBS) TOTAL for all bags.

US to Europe: $40 up to 23KG(50LBS). Overweight bag fee $65

If over limit: Short Haul: €10 per KG

If over limit: Long Haul: €20 per KG

US to Europe: $150 each up to 32KG(70LBS). More than 32KG $450 will be charged.
Air Canada Within Canada: Free up to 23KG(50LBS)

US to Canada: Free up to 23KG (50 LBS)

US/Canada to Europe: Free up to 23KG (50LBS)

US/Canada to all other intl Destinations: Free up to 23KG(50 LBS)

Within Canada: Free up to 23KG(50LBS). Overweight bags $75 between 23 to 32KG(50 to 70LBS)

US to Canada: $30 Overweight bags $75 between 23 to 32KG(50 to 70LBS)

US/Canada to Europe: $50 Overweight bags $100 between 23 to 32KG(50 to 70LBS)

US/Canada to all other intl destinations: Free up to 50 LBS. Overweight bags $100 between 23 to 32KG(50 to 70LBS)

Within Canada: $100each up to 23KG(50LBS)

US to Canada: $100 each up to 23KG(50LBS)

US/Canada to all intl destinations: $225 each up to 23KG(50LBS)

Air China US to China: Free up to 50LBS

All other flights: Free up to 20KG (44LBS). If over limit, fee per KG imposed based on 1.5% of highest one way fare.

US to China: Free up to 23KG (50 LBS) US to China: $165 each up to 23KG(50LBS)
Air France US to Europe/Africa/India: Free up to 23KG(50LBS)

Within Europe: 20KG(44LBS) TOTAL for all bags. If over limit per KG charge is imposed. Price depends on destination

US to Europe: $50

US to Africa/India: Free up to 23KG(50LBS)

Overweight bags $100 between 23 to 32KG(50 to 70LBS)

US to Europe: $200 each, up to 23KG(50LBS)

US to Africa/India: $200 up to 23KG(50LBS)

Alitalia US to Europe /N Africa/ C. Africa: Free up to 23KG(50LBS)

Within Europe: 20 KG TOTAL for all bags. €10 per KG if overweight.

US to Europe/N Africa: $50 Overweight bags $50 between 23 to 32KG(50 to 70LBS)

US to C. Africa: Free up to 23KG(50LBS)

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US to Europe/N Africa/C Africa: $200 each up to 23KG(50LBS)
American All intl destinations: Free up to 23KG (50LBS) US to Brazil/Asia: Free

US to Europe/India: $50

Varies depending on destination and weight.
Austrian US to Europe:  Free up to 23KG(50LBS)

All other flights: Up to 20KG(44LBS) TOTAL for all bags. If overweight pay fee for up to certain amount of weight: ex: €35 up to 15KG

US to EUR: Free up to 23KG(50LBS)

Within EUR: If overweight, pay fee for up to certain amount of weight: ex: €35 up to 15KG(33LBS) €72 up to 32KG(70LBS).

US to Europe: $200 up to 23KG(50LBS)
BMI All Flights: Up to 20KG(44LBS) TOTAL for all bags. If over limit per KG charge is imposed. Price depends on destination All Flights: Up to 20KG TOTAL for all bags.
British Airways All intl flights: Free up to 23KG(50LBS) US to India/Nigeria/Ghana/Kenya: Free up to 23KG(50LBS) Overweight bags $50 between 23 to 32KG(50 to 70LBS)

All other international flights: $48 online $60@airport.  Up to 23KG(50LBS) Overweight bags $50 between 23 to 32KG(50 to 70LBS)

Within Europe/Domestic UK: $50 Up to 23KG(50LBS)

US to India/Nigeria/Ghana/Kenya: $48 online $60@airport.  Up to 23KG(50LBS)

All other international flights: $112 online  $140@airport. Up to 23KG(50LBS)

Within EUR/Domestic UK: $50

Up to 23KG(50LBS)

Brussels Airways US to Europe/Africa: Free up to 23KG(50LBS)

Within Europe & Medium Haul from Europe (Tel Aviv, Moscow, Helsinki) : Up to 20KG(44LBS) TOTAL for all bags.

US to Europe/Africa: Free up to 23KG(50LBS)

Within Europe:  If over limit, €10 per KG online €12 @ airport

Medium Haul from Europe: (Tel Aviv, Moscow, Helsinki) €12 per KG online, €15 per KG @ airport.

US to Europe/Africa: €150 up to 23KG(50LBS). €200 up to 32KG(70LBS)
Cathay Pacific US to Asia: Free up to 23KG(50LBS)

All other intl destinations: Up to 20KG(44LBS) TOTAL for all bags. If over limit, fee per KG imposed based on 1.5% of highest one-way fare.

US to Asia: Free up to 23KG(50LBS) Overweight bags $25 between 23 to 32KG(50 to 70LBS) Varies depending on destination and weight.
Continental US to all intl destinations: Free up to 23KG (50LBS) US to MEX/Caribbean/S America: $27 online 30 @airport up to 23KG (50LBS) Overweight bags $50 between 23 to 32KG(50 to 70LBS)

US to Europe: $45 online 50@airport up to 23KG (50LBS) Overweight bags $50 between 23 to 32KG(50 to 70LBS)

All other intl flights: Free up to 23KG(50LBS) Overweight bags $50 between 23 to 32KG(50 to 70LBS)

US to Europe: $150 each  up to 23KG(50LBS)

All other destinations: $100 each up to 23KG(50LBS)

Delta US/ to all intl Destinations: Free up to 23KG(50LBS) US to Mexico/Caribbean/S America: S25 online $30 @ airport up to 23KG(50LBS)

US to Europe: $50 up to 23KG(50LBS)

All other intl flights: free up to 50 LBS

Overweight bags $150 between 23 to 32KG(50 to 70LBS) $175 up to 45KG(100LBS)

All intl destinations: 3rd bag $200 4th –5th : $350 up to 23KG(50LBS)
Easyjet £9.00 per bag  online £18.00@airport up 20KG(44LBS) TOTAL for all bags up to 8 bags. Excess weight £10 per KG; sports equipment charged extra £9.00 per bag  online £18.00@airport up 20KG(44LBS); Excess weight £10 per KG Bags 3-8 (max. 8 allowed) £9.00 per bag  online £18.00@airport up 20KG(44LBS); Excess weight £10 per KG
Egypt Air US to all intl destinations: Free up to 23KG(50LBS)

All other flights: Up to 20KG(44LBS) TOTAL for all bags. If over limit, fee per KG imposed based on 1.5% of highest one-way fare.

US to all intl destinations: Free up to 23KG(50LBS). If over limit, fee per KG imposed based on 1.5% of highest one-way fare. US(east coast) to all intl destinations: $115 up to 23KG(50LBS)

US(west coast) to all intl destinations: $125 up to 23KG(50LBS)

Emirates US to Middle East: Free up to 23KG(50LBS) US to Middle East: Free up to 23KG(50LBS). Overweight bags $50 between 23 to 32KG(50 to 70LBS) US to Middle East: $175 each up to 23KG(50LBS)
Eva US to Asia: Free up to 23KG(50LBS)

All other flights:  20KG(44LBS) TOTAL for all bags. If over limit per KG charge is imposed. Price depends on destination

US to Asia: Free up to 23KG(50LBS) Varies depending on destination.
Finnair US to Europe: Free up to 23KG(50LBS)

All other flights: 20KG(44LBS) TOTAL for all bags. If over limit, fee per KG based on 1.5% of highest one-way fare.

US to EUR: Free up to 23KG(50LBS). If over limit, fee per KG based on 1.5% of highest one-way fare. US to EUR- $90-110 each depending on destination.
Japan Airlines US/Canada/Guam to Asia: Free up to 23KG(50LBS)

Brazil to Asia: Free up to 32KG(70LBS)

All other flights: Up to 20 KG(44LBS) TOTAL for all bags. If over limit, fee per KG based on 1.5% of highest one-way fare.

US/Canada/Guam to Asia: Free up to 23KG(50LBS)

Brazil to Asia: free up to 32KG(70LBS)

If over limit, fee per KG based on 1.5% of highest one-way fare.

Piece concept: Depends on destination $80-350
Iberia US to Europe/Mid East/Africa: Free up to 23KG(50LBS)

All other flights: 23KG TOTAL for all bags.  If over limit € 5 p. 5 KG

US to Europe/Mid East/Africa: Free up to 23KG(50LBS) US to Europe/Mid East/Africa: €150 each up to 23KG(50LBS)
KLM US to Europe/ Africa: Free up to 23KG(50LBS)

US/All other destinations: 23 KG TOTAL for all bags. If over limit per KG charge is imposed. Price depends on destination

US to Europe/ Africa: $50 up to 23KG(50LBS) US to EUR/ Africa: €200 up to 23KG(50LBS)
Korean US to Asia: Free up to 23KG(50LBS) US to Asia: Free up to 23KG(50LBS) Varies depending on route.
Lan All intl routes: Free up to 23KG(50LBS) All intl routes: Free up to 23KG(50LBS) $10-90 depending on route.
Lufthansa US to Europe: Free up to 23KG(50LBS)

US to all other intl Destinations: Free up to 23KG

Within Europe/ Mid East/ Asia/Africa: Up to 20KG TOTAL for all bags. If over limit per KG charge is imposed. Price depends on destination

US to Europe: $50 up to 23KG(50LBS) Overweight bags $150 between 23 to 32KG(50 to 70LBS). 32KG and up $350

US to all other intl destinations: Free up to 23KG(50LBS) Overweight bags $150 between 23 to 32KG(50 to 70LBS) 32KG and up $400

Varies depending on route.
Mexicana Domestic Mexico: Free up to 32KG(70LBS)

US to Mexico: Free up to 25KG(55LBS)

To Sao Paulo: Free up to 64KG(140LBS) TOTAL. Max 2 bags.

To Buenos Aires:  Free up to 32KG(70LBS) TOTAL. Max 2 bags.

To London: Free up to 46KG(101LBS) TOTAL Max 2 bags.

To C. America: Free up to 46KG(101LBS) TOTAL Max 2 bags.

Domestic Mexico:  400 Pesos

US to Mexico:  $40

To Sao Paulo: Free up to 64KG(140LBS) TOTAL. Max 2 bags.

To Buenos Aires:  Free up to 32KG(70LBS) TOTAL Max 2 bags.

To London: Free up to 46KG(101LBS) TOTAL Max 2 bags.

To C. America: Free up to 46KG(101LBS) TOTAL Max 2 bags.

Domestic Mexico:  3rd –5th bags  1500 Pesos Each

US to Mexico:  3rd –5th bags  $150 Each up to 25KG(55LBS)

To Sao Paulo:  3rd –5th bags  $150 Each

To Buenos Aires::  3rd –5th bags  $150 Each

To London:  3rd –5th bags  $150 Each

To C. America:  3rd –5th bags  $150 Each

Air New Zealand Within NZ: Free up to 25KG(55LBS)

NZ To Australia, Asia, and London (Via Hong Kong): Up to 20KG(44LBS) TOTAL for all bags.

NZ To Tahiti, US, London(Via LA): Free up to 46 KG(100LBS)TOTAL up to 2 bags. If over limit per KG charge is imposed. Price depends on destination

Within NZ: $15NZD

To Tahiti, US, London (Via LA): Free up to 46KG(100LBS) TOTAL up to 2 bags.

Overweight charges will depend on destination and how many bags you check-in.

Within NZ: $50NZD
Qantas Within Australia:  Free up to 23KG(50LBS) TOTAL for all bags. If over limit per KG charge is imposed. Price depends on destination

US/Australia: Free up to 23KG(50LBS)

All other intl Flights: Up to 23KG(50LBS) TOTAL for all bags. If over limit per KG charge is imposed. Price depends on destination

US to Australia: Free up to 23KG(50LBS) If bags are overweight, per KG charge is imposed. Price depends on destination US to Australia: $150 each up to 23KG(50LBS)
Royal Jordanian Departing from US: Free up to 23KG(50LBS)

All other intl destinations:  Up to 20KG(50LBS) TOTAL for all bags. If over limit per KG charge is imposed. Price depends on destination

Departing from US: Free up to 23KG(50LBS) Overweight bags $100 between 23 to 32KG(50 to 70LBS) Departing from US: 3rd bag $175 4th-5th bag: $250 each

6th and over: $400 each

Up to 23KG(50LBS) each

Ryanair €15 online €35 @airport up to 15KG(33LBS); €20 Per KG in excess €35 online €70 @airport up to 15KG(33LBS); €20 Per KG in exces €20 Per KG payable @airport only
Scandinavian US/Canada to all destinations: Free up to 23KG(50LBS)

All other flights:  Up to 20KG(44LBS) TOTAL for all bags. If over limit per KG charge is imposed. Price depends on destination

US/Canada to all destinations: Free up to 23KG(50LBS) Overweight bags $150 between 23 to 32KG(50 to 70LBS) US/Canada to all destinations:  $200 each up to 23KG(50LBS) each. Overweight bags $350 between 23 to 32KG(50 to 70LBS)
South African US/Canada to Africa: Free up to 23KG(50LBS)

All other destinations: Up to 20-30 KG TOTAL for all bags depending on destination.  If over limit charge will be 1.5% of normal one-way fare per KG. Some exceptions apply.

US/Canada to Africa: Free up to 23 KG (50LBS) Overweight bags $50 between 23 to 32KG(50 to 70LBS) US to Africa: $125-150 depending on final destination

Up to 23KG(50LBS) each

Swiss US to Europe/Cameroon: Free up to 23KG(50LBS)

All other intl flights: 20KG(44LBS) TOTAL for all bags. If over limit per KG charge is imposed. Price depends on destination

US to Europe/Cameroon: Free up to 23KG(50LBS) Overweight bags $150 between 23 to 32KG(50 to 70LBS) US to Europe: $200 each

US to All other destinations: $250

Up to 23KG(50LBS) each

Taca All flights: Free up to 23KG(50LBS) All Flights: Free up to 23KG(50LBS) Overweight bags $55 between 23 to 31KG(50 to 70LBS) Bags 3-4: $175 each

5+: $200 each

Up to 23KG(50LBS) each

Tap Portugal US/Canada to Europe: Free up to 23KG(50LBS)

Within Europe: 20KG(44LBS) TOTAL for all bags. If over limit per KG charge is imposed. Price depends on destination

US/Canada to Europe: Free up to 23KG(50LBS) US/ Canada to Europe: 3+ $150 each up to 23KG(50LBS) each
Thai To from US: Free up to 23KG(50LBS)

All other flights: Free up to 20KG(44LBS) TOTAL for all bags. If over limit per KG charge is imposed. Price depends on destination

To From US: Free up to 23KG(50LBS) Overweight bags $119 between 23 to 32KG(50 to 70LBS) To from US: 3+ $119 each,

Up to 23KG(50LBS)

Turkish To from US: Free up to 23KG(50LBS)

All other flights: Up to 20KG(44LBS) TOTAL for all bags. If over limit per KG charge is imposed. Price depends on destination

To from US: Free up to 23KG(50LBS) Overweight bags $80 between 23 to 32KG(50 to 70LBS) To from US: $150-225 each Depending on destination. Up to 23KG(50LBS)
United All intl flights: Free up to 23KG(50LBS) US to Europe/Russia/India:  $45 online $50@airport.

US to Mexico/Caribbean: $27 online $30@airport Overweight bags $125 between 23 to 45KG(50 to 100LBS)

All other flights: free up to 23KG(50LBS) Overweight bags $150-400 depending on destination and weight.

US to Europe/S.America/Asia/Australia:  3rd-4th: $200 each 5th-6th: $250 each up to 23KG(50LBS)

US to Africa/Middle East: 3+ $250 each up to 23KG(50LBS)

To Caribbean/Mexico: 3rd-4th $125 each

5th-6th : $250  up to 23KG(50LBS)

USAir US to Europe: Free up to 23KG(50LBS)

US to S. America/Mid East: Free up to 23KG(50LBS)

US to Europe: $50 online $55 @ airport

To S. America/Mid East: Free up to 50LBS Overweight bags $50 between 23 to 32KG(50 to 70LBS) $100 between 32 and 45KG(50-100LBS)

US to Europe: $100 @ airport up to 23KG(50LBS)

To S. America/Mid East: $100 @ airport up to 23KG(50LBS)

V Australia US to Australia Free up to 2KG(70LBS) TOTAL up to 2 bags

All other destinations: 23KG(50LBS) TOTAL for all bags. If over limit per KG charge is imposed. Price depends on destination

US to Australia: Free up to 32KG(70LBS) TOTAL up to 2 bags. Overweight bags $100 US to Australia: $100 US Each
Virgin Atlantic All routes: Free up to 23KG(50LBS) All destinations to Africa:  Free up to 23KG(50LBS)

All other routes: $48 online $60@airport. Overweight bags 50 between 23 to 32KG(50 to 70LBS)

Africa:   $48 online $60@airport

4+: $48 online $140@airport

All others: 3+: $48 online $140@airport

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