Checked baggage with Alaska Airlines is free for flights within the state of Alaska . For all other flights , the 1st bag is charged at $30 ( free for First Class), 2nd bag at $40 ( free for First Class) and 3+ bags at $100.
Baggage fee waivers
|Baggage fee waiver for:||First bag||Second bag|
|Club 49® members traveling on a ticket that contains at least one Alaska Airlines city in Alaska Restrictions may apply.||Free||Free|
|Customers ticketed for travel solely within the state of Alaska Restrictions may apply.||First 3 bags free; additional bags $100 each|
The easiest way to avoid bag fees is to get the right credit card. If you typically fly on one or two carriers, consider their co-branded cards since nearly all of them include a free checked bag. If you fly on a variety of different carriers, the Chase Sapphire Reserve® and Citi Prestige® Card are your only options.
|Baggage category||Fee||Max Weight|
|First checked bag||$30||50lbs|
|Second checked bag||$45||50lbs|
|Third checked bag||$150+||50lbs|
|Fourth(+) checked bag||$200 +||50lbs|
Best ways to avoid checked bag fees Hold elite status (or travel with a friend/family member with elite status) Carry the right credit card (or travel with a friend/family member with the right card) Purchase a premium ticket (typically premium economy, business and/or first class)
When traveling with us, you’re allowed one carry -on bag plus one personal item, such as a purse, briefcase or laptop computer. At least one of the items should be stowed under the seat in front of you, and you’ll also need to be able to lift your own bag into the overhead bin.
A carry-on bag must fit underneath the seat or in an enclosed overhead bin. Personal items include: Handbag, purse, or pocketbook, backpack , briefcase, laptop computer, with or without a bag.
Yes, a backpack counts as a personal item . If you want to carry a backpack as a personal item , use a laptop backpack or a packable daypack. Store your personal item under the seat in front of you or on top of your carry on in the overhead bin.
As indicated previously, the only major US airline offering 2 free checked bags is Southwest . However, the first bag checked on jetBlue is also free. (Size and weight limits apply.)
Domestic & International carry-on baggage size chart
|Airline||Carry On Fee||Domestic Size; Weight (N/A unless noted)|
|American Airlines||Free*||22 x 14 x 9|
|Delta Air Lines||Free*||22 x 14 x 9|
|United Airlines||Free*||22 x 14 x 9|
|Southwest Airlines||Free||10 x 16 x 24|
Solid food items ( not liquids or gels) can be transported in either your carry-on or checked bags. Liquid or gel food items larger than 3.4 oz are not allowed in carry-on bags and should be placed in your checked bags if possible.
Most travelers can bring on board one full-size carry-on bag and one personal item for free . However, there are important exceptions, including for customers traveling on Basic Economy tickets. To help us make the boarding process as smooth as possible, make sure the items you bring on board are within our size limits.
However, if you simply cannot do without your checked luggage , try to pay for the bag online , as it is typically much cheaper to purchase your bag on the airline’s website rather than pay up front at the check -in counter.