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Baggage Fees Per U.S. Carrier: Buyer Beware!

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Going on a family vacation soon? Be prepared for fees prior to arriving at the gate with this list of charges by major U.S. carriers.

American Airlines
Carry-On: Free
First Checked Bag: $25
Second Checked Bag: $35; $40 to $100 for international flights
Additional Bags: $150
Overweight/Oversized Bags: $150 to $200

Delta
Carry-On: Free
First Checked Bag: $25; free on international flights
Second Checked Bag: $35; $40 to $75 for international flights
Additional Bags: $150 third bag; $200 additional
Overweight/Oversized Bags: $100 to $300

Frontier
Carry-On: $35 when purchased online
First Checked Bag: $30
Second Checked Bag: $40
Additional Bags: $75
Overweight/Oversized Bags: $75

JetBlue
Carry-On: Free
First Checked Bag: $20 (online or at kiosk), or $25 (at ticket counter)
Second Checked Bag: $35
Additional Bags: $100
Overweight/Oversized Bags: $100

Spirit
Carry-On: From $26 to $55, depending on when/where booked ($100 at gate)
First Checked Bag: From $21 to $50, depending on when/where booked ($100 at gate)
Second Checked Bag: From $31 to $60, depending on when/where booked ($100 at gate)
Additional Bags: From $76 to $100, depending on when/where booked ($100 at gate)
Overweight/Oversized Bags: $30 to $150

Southwest
Carry-On: Free
First Checked Bag: Free
Second Checked Bag: Free
Additional Bags: $75
Overweight/Oversized Bags: $75

United
Carry-On: Free
United changed its fee policies per checked bag based on date of ticketing. To determine baggage fees, passengers can utilize the airline’s online calculator by entering airports, dates, cabins and membership status.
Overweight/Oversized Bags: $100 to $200

Virgin America
Carry-On: Free
First Checked Bag: $25
Second Checked Bag: $25
Additional Bags: $25
Overweight/Oversized Bags: $50 to $100

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