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Airline Cheat Sheet: Chart to US Luggage Size, Weight, and More

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Each airline has its own baggage policies, with baggage size and weight allowances changing dramatically from airline to airline. Itā€™s important to understand baggage policies to avoid unexpected fees or discover you have to check your carry-on at the boarding gate. With that in mind, we offer this luggage size chart for the seven major US airlines:

  • American Airlines
  • Delta
  • Frontier
  • Spirit
  • United
  • Jet Blue
  • Southwest

American Airlines Luggage Size Chart

American Airlines offers three fare options: Basic Economy, Fully Flexible and Business/First Class. Business/ First Class includes 2-3 free checked bags, while Basic Economy and Fully Flexible pay per checked bag. First Class and Business class also have higher American Airlines checked bag weight allowances, and can check bags up to 70 lbs before overweight charges kick in. Click here for a detailed account ofĀ American Airlines carry-on dimensions.

American Airlines Checked Luggage Allowances and Restrictions

How Many
Checked Bags
Baggage Fee Checked Bag
Weight
Checked Bag Size
Domestic Flights
  • Up to 10 checked bags
  • 2-3 complementary bags for Business, First-class,
    and American Airlines Rewards Programs
  • Up to 5 bags 100 lbs each for active U.S. military
    and / or dependents traveling on orders.Ā 
  • Up to 3 bags 50 lbs each for active U.S. military
    on personal / leisure travel.
  • Bag 1: $30
  • Bag 2: $40
  • Bag 3: $150
  • Bag 4 and up: $200
  • 50 lbs per bag for Basic Economy
  • 70 lbs for First Class/Business
    complimentary bags
  • 62 Linear inches
International Flights
  • Up to 10 checked bags for Transatlantic and
    Transpacific flights
  • Up to 5 checked bags for flights to and from Brazil, the
    Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, and South America
  • Up to 2 checked bags to and from Cuba
  • Bag 1: $30 to $75
  • Bag 2: $40 to $100
  • Bag 3: $150 to $200
  • Bag 4 and up: $200
  • Up to 3 complementary bags for
    American Airlines Loyalty or Rewards Program
  • 50 lbs per bag for Basic Economy
  • 70 lbs for First Class/Business
  • 62 Linear inches

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American Airlines Carry-on Luggage Allowances and Restrictions

Allowances &
Quantities
Carry-on Fee Personal Item Size Carry on Size and Weight
Domestic Flights
  • 1 personal item
  • 1 carry-on
  • No fee
  • 18 x 13 x 8 inches
  • 22 x 14 x 9 inches
International Flights
  • 1 personal item
  • 1 carry-on
  • No feeĀ 
  • 18 x 13 x 8 inches
  • 22 x 14 x 9 inches

Delta Luggage Size Chart

Delta charges $20 for your first checked bag unless you are a member of Delta SkyMiles, in which case your first standard-sized checked bag is free. If you're flying domestically, you can redeem miles towards checked luggage fees by checking in through Delta.com, the airport kiosk, or the Fly Delta app. Delta also allows all passengers a freeĀ carry-on bag.

DeltaĀ Checked Luggage Allowances and Restrictions

Allowances & Quantities Baggage Fees Checked Bag
Weight
Checked Bag Size
Domestic Flights
  • Up to 10 checked bags
  • First standard checked bag free for Delta
    SkyMiles Medallion Members and Delta SkyMiles
    American Express Card Members
  • Bag 1: $30
  • Bag 2: $40
  • 50 lbsĀ 
  • 62 Linear inches
International Flights
  • Between 4 to 10 checked bags
  • First standard checked bag free for Delta
    SkyMiles Medallion Members and Delta SkyMiles
    American Express Card Members
    America
  • Bag 1: $30 ($60 to and from Europe)
  • Bag 2: $40
  • 50 lbs
  • 62 Linear inches

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DeltaĀ Carry-on Luggage Allowances and Restrictions

Allowances &
Quantities
Carry-on Fee Personal Item Size Carry on Size and Weight
Domestic Flights
  • 1 personal item
  • 1 carry-on
  • No fee
  • Must be able to
    fit under seat
  • 22 x 14 x 9 inches
  • No weight restrictions
International Flights
  • 1 personal item
  • 1 carry-on
  • No feeĀ 
  • Must be able to
    fit under seat
  • 22 x 14 x 9 inches
  • No weight restrictions

Frontier Luggage Size Chart

Frontier charges for checked and carry on luggage. The earlier you pay Frontier baggage fees the more you save: A carry-on costs you $59 if you pay when you book the flight, $61 if you pay before online check-in, or $69 if you pay during online check -in. If you wait until youā€™re at the airline desk, the cost of the same bag is $79, or $99 at the boarding gate.

Frontier Checked Luggage Allowances and Restrictions

Allowances & Quantities Baggage Fees Checked Bag
Weight
Checked Bag Size
Domestic Flights
  • Bags weighing over 100 lbs not accepted
  • Elite 100K status: 1st checked bag free
  • Active Military: 2 checked bags free
  • Bag 1: $30
  • Bag 2: $40
  • Bag 3+:$93-$95
  • Oversized bag: $75 to $100
  • 40 lbsĀ 
  • 62 Linear inches
International Flights
  • Bags weighing over 100 lbs not accepted
  • Elite 100K status: 1st checked bag free
  • Active Military: 2 checked bags free
  • Bag 1:$53-$99
  • Bag 2: $73-$89
  • Bag 3+:$93-$95
  • Oversized bag: $75 to $100
  • 40 lbs
  • 62 Linear inches

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FrontierĀ Carry-on Luggage Allowances and Restrictions

Allowances &
Quantities
Carry-on Fee Personal Item Size Carry on Size and Weight
Domestic Flights
  • 1 personal item
  • 1 carry-on
  • $58-$99
  • Elite status: Free carry-on
  • Active Military: free carry-on
  • 14 x 18 x 8 inches
  • 22 x 14 x 9 inches
  • 35 lbs
International Flights
  • 1 personal item
  • 1 carry-on
  • $58-$99
  • Elite status: Free carry-on
  • Active Military: free carry-on
  • 14 x 18 x 8 inches
  • 22 x 14 x 9 inches
  • 35 lbs


SpiritĀ Luggage Size Chart

Like Frontier, Spirit carry-on baggage fees go up the longer you wait to pay them. Paying at the time of booking costs $59-$68 if you fly on Spiritā€™s Standard fare, $62-$71 for paying before online check-in, $63-$72 during online check-in, $89 at the reservation desk, and $99 at the departure gate. Personal items are free.

SpiritĀ Checked Luggage Allowances and Restrictions

Allowances & Quantities Baggage Fees Checked Bag
Weight
Checked Bag Size
Domestic Flights
  • Active duty military: 2 free checked bags accepted
  • Will not accept bags over 100 lbs
  • 41-50 lbs: +$79
  • 51-100 lbs: +$99
  • 63-80 linear inches: +$100M
  • Over 80 linear inches: +$150
  • Bag1: $31-$41
  • Bag 2: $26-$36
  • Bag 3 - 5: $81-$91
  • 40 lbsĀ 
  • 62 Linear inches
International Flights
  • 1 checked bag per passenger
  • Bag1: $31-$41
  • Bag 2: $26-$36
  • Bag 3 - 5: $81-$91
  • 40 lbs
  • 62 Linear inches

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Spirit Carry-on Luggage Allowances and Restrictions

Allowances &
Quantities
Carry-on Restrictions Personal Item Size Carry on Size and Weight
Domestic Flights
  • 1 personal item
  • 1 Carry on: $59-$99 depending on time
    of booking and Loyalty Program
  • Active duty military: 1 free carry-on
  • 18 x 14 x 8 inches
  • 22 x 18 x 10 inches
International Flights
  • 1 personal item
  • 1 Carry on: $59-$99 depending on time
    of booking and Loyalty Program
  • Active duty military: 1 free carry-on
  • 18 x 14 x 8 inches
  • 22 x 18 x 10 inches


UnitedĀ Luggage Size Chart

United has seven service classes, including United Polaris, United First, United Business, United Premium Plus, United Economy, United Economy Plus,Ā  and United Basic Economy. Each service has its own checked luggage policy and carry-on restrictions.

United AirlinesĀ Checked Luggage Allowances and Restrictions

Allowances & Quantities Baggage Fees Checked Bag
Weight
Checked Bag Size
Domestic Flights
  • Bags exceeding 115 linear inches will not be accepted.
  • Bags weighing over 100 lbs not accepted
  • Starting at $35 for Economy services
  • 2 complementary checked bags for United Polaris,
    United First, United Business, United Premium Plus
  • United Business: 70 lbs
  • United First: 70 lbs.
  • United PolarisSM first class: 70 lbs.
  • United Polaris business class: 70 lbs.
  • United Economy: 50 lbs.
  • Star Alliance Gold: 70 lbs
  • Premier 1K:70 lbs
  • Premier Platinum: 70 lbs
  • Premier Gold: 70 lbs
  • Premier Silver: 70 lbs
  • 62 Linear inches
International Flights
  • No more than 4 checked bags for travel between Brazil,
    Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Bags exceeding 115 linear inches will not be accepted.
  • Bags weighing over 100 lbs not accepted
  • 2 complementary bags for United Polaris,
    United Business, United Premium Plus
  • United Business: 70 lbs.
  • United First: 70 lbs.
  • United PolarisSM first class: 70 lbs.
  • United Polaris business class: 70 lbs.
  • United Economy: 50 lbs.
  • Star Alliance Gold: 70 lbs.
  • Premier 1K:70 lbs.
  • Premier Platinum: 70 lbs.
  • Premier Gold: 70 lbs.
  • Premier Silver: 70 lbs.
  • 62 Linear inches

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United AirlinesĀ Carry-on Luggage Allowances and Restrictions

Allowances &
Quantities
Carry-on Restrictions Personal Item Size Carry on Size and Weight
Domestic Flights
  • Basic Economy:1 Personal item only unless a Premier
    member of using a qualifying MilagePlus credit card
  • 1 Carry on
  • 1 personal item
  • $25 for carry-on in Economy
  • 9 x 10 x 17 inches
  • 9 x 14 x 22 inches
International Flights
  • Basic Economy:1 Personal item only unless a Premier
    member of using a qualifying MilagePlus credit card
  • 1 Carry on
  • Not applicable
  • 9 x 10 x 17 inches
  • 9 x 14 x 22 inches


Jet BlueĀ Luggage Size Chart

You can save on JetBlue checked bag fees by paying for bags in advance. If you pay more than 24 hours before your flight departure JetBlue gives you a $5.00 discount on your first two checked bags. If you checked a third bag, fees must be paid at the airport or during check-in.

Jet BlueĀ Checked Luggage Allowances and Restrictions

Allowances & Quantities Baggage Fees Checked Bag
Weight
Checked Bag Size
Domestic Flights
  • 2 free checked bags for Mosaic, JetBlue Plus,
    and AAdvantage Elite members
  • Bag1: $35
  • Bag 2: $ 45
  • Bag 3: $150
  • 51-99 lbs: $150
  • 63-80 linear inches: $150
  • BlueBasic, Blue Extra, and Blue Plus
    pay $35-$45 for first 2 checked bags
  • 50 lbs
  • 62 Linear inches
International Flights
  • Mint: 2 free standard bags
  • Mosaic: 2 free standard bags
  • Blue: 1 free bag on flights to Londo
  • Blue Basic: $65 for first 2 bags
  • Blue: 1 free bag, $65 for bag 2
  • Blue Plus: 1 free bag,Ā  $105 bag 2
  • Blue Extra: 1 free bag, $105 bag 2
  • 50 lbs
  • 62 Linear inches

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Jet BlueĀ Carry-on Luggage Allowances and Restrictions

Allowances &
Quantities
Carry-on Restrictions Personal Item Size Carry on Size and Weight
Domestic Flights
  • 1 Personal item
  • 1 Carry on for Blue, Blue Plus, Blue Extra, Mosaic,
    active military, unaccompanied minors, and Mint fares
  • Carry-on brought to
    gate will be checked
  • 17 x 13 x 8 inches
  • 22 x 14 x 9 inches
International Flights
  • 1 personal item
  • 1 carry-on
  • Free
  • 17 x 13 x 8 inches
  • 22 x 14 x 9 inches


Southwest Luggage Size Chart

Southwest allows all passengers to travel with two free checked bags, a carry-on bag, and a personal item. The airline does not allow passengers to check more than two bags unless they are active-duty military personnel.

SouthwestĀ Checked Luggage Allowances and Restrictions

Allowances & Quantities Baggage Fees Checked Bag
Weight
Checked Bag Size
Domestic Flights
  • 2 free checked bags
  • Active-duty military exempt from 2-bag
    limit oversize, and overweight charges.
  • Oversized bags: $75
  • Overweight bags: $75
  • 50 lbs
  • 62 Linear inches
International Flights
  • 2 free checked bags
  • Active-duty military exempt from 2-bag
    limit oversize, and overweight charges
  • Oversized bags: $75
  • Overweight bags: $75
  • 50 lbs
  • 62 Linear inches

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SouthwestĀ Carry-on Luggage Allowances and Restrictions

Allowances &
Quantities
Carry-on Restrictions Personal Item Size Carry on Size and Weight
Domestic Flights
  • 1 Personal item
  • 1 Carry on
  • Size restrictions apply to both
    personal and carryon item
  • Personal items must fit in the 16.25 x 13.5 x 8 inch
    space under the seat.
  • 24 x 16 x 10 inches
International Flights
  • 1 personal item
  • 1 carry-on
  • Size restrictions apply to both
    personal and carryon items
  • Personal items must fit in the 16.25 x 13.5 x 8 inch
    space under the seat.
  • 24 x 16 x 10 inches


If you travel onĀ multiple airlines on a regular basis, opt for carry-on bags designed to meet most airlines size restrictions, such as the TravelproĀ® PlatinumĀ® Elite 21ā€ Expandable Carry-On Spinner or the MaxliteĀ® Air Carry-On Hardside Spinner. Lightweight checked luggage such as the MaxliteĀ® 5 Medium Check-In Spinner helps you get the most out of airline checked baggage weight restrictions.

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