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How to Avoid Baggage Fees

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Airline Baggage Fees for Domestic Flights

Can't fit everything into carry-ons? Consult our chart to see how much you'll have to pay to check your bags.

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Airline

1st Checked Bag

2nd Checked Bag

Dimension Limitations (Maximum overall dimension, maximum weight)

More Information

AirTran

$20

$25

61 inches, 50 lbs

airtran.com

American Airlines

$25

$35

62 inches, 50 lbs

aa.com

Continental Airlines

$25

$35

62 inches, 50 lbs

continental.com

Delta

$25
NOTE: All passengers traveling to or from Key West, Florida, are limited to one checked bag. This supersedes all exceptions.

$35

62 inches, 50 lbs

delta.com

Frontier

$20

$20

62 inches, 50 lbs

frontierairlines.com

JetBlue

FREE

$35

62 inches, 50 lbs

jetblue.com

Spirit

For members of $9 Fare Club: Online $18, Online Check-In $23, Airport Counter $38; For non-members: Online $28, Online Check-In $33, Airport Counter $38

For members of $9 Fare Club: Online $25, Online Check-In $30, Airport Counter $45; For non-members: Online $35, Online Check-In $40, Airport Counter $45

62 inches, 40 lbs

spirit.com

Southwest

FREE

FREE

62 inches, 50 lbs

southwest.com

Sun Country

Online $20, Airport Counter $25

Online $30, Airport Counter $35

62 inches, 50 lbs

suncountry.com

US Airways

$25

$35

62 inches, 50 lbs

usairways.com

Virgin America

$25

$25

62 inches, 50 lbs

virginamerica.com

-Maria Minsker

Originally published in the August 2011 issue of Family Circle magazine.

This piece was accurate at publication time, but all prices, offerings and availabilities are subject to change. Please contact each hotel and attraction for up-to-date rates and information before taking your trip.