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Airline Shipping Costs

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If you’re planning a trip, you may be wondering how much airline checked luggage costs. If so, this article will answer all of your questions about the cost of checked bags. We’ll cover everything from what items are included in the price to what additional fees airlines charge for overweight bags and additional bags.

CarrierFirst bagSecond bagThird bag
Frontier$55 to $89$60 to $89$85 to $95
Hawaiian$25 to $30$35 to $40$100

How Much Does Airline Checked Luggage Cost?

Airline checked luggage costs depend on the airline, the destination and the size of your bag. On average, baggage fees cost about $40 for a domestic flight (on American) and $75 for international flights (on British Airways). This is just an average; certain airlines will charge you more or less depending on their policies.

For example, Southwest’s first two checked bags are free with no weight limit while United charges all passengers $25 per bag when flying within North America, but only $35 if you’re traveling internationally and they have to check it due to weight restrictions.

What is the average cost of checked baggage for a family of four?

The average cost of checked baggage for a family of four (2 adults, 2 children) is $86.90. This includes one stroller and bags for each adult, as well as one extra bag for the kids.

If you want to avoid paying these fees altogether, then consider packing only what you need and leave the rest behind at your hotel or home. You can put extra luggage in storage lockers in your destination airport if it’s available; otherwise, ask about leaving your luggage with a friend or family member who lives near where you’re going on vacation so that they can deliver it when they visit later on.

You can save a lot of money by shipping your luggage ahead

Shipping your luggage ahead is usually a cheaper option than checking it at the airport.

You can save even more money by buying a last-minute flight ticket and booking an affordable hotel room before heading out on vacation.


As you can see, these fees range from zero to $89 for your first checked bag. Basic fare types do not allow you to check luggage with some airlines. There are also some airlines that offer bundled fares that include a checked bag. To minimize luggage fees, you should pay attention to the fare you are purchasing.


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