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The Ultimate Guide To Airline Fees

These days, it seems that flight prices are going up while seats are getting smaller and service is becoming minimal.

Instead of doing your own research to understand what is included in your flight ticket price and what add-on services require extra charge, our 2017 Ultimate Guide to Airline Fees is the only article you will need for finding out all the domestic flight charges.

At the same time, we will answer some of the most common questions to make your planning and packing easier.

To make your planning much easier, we have provided this free printable PDF document with all the information for easy comparison and calculation while you search for the best deal on flight tickets.

What Is the Difference Between a Carry-On and Personal Item?

It seems that every airline has a slight different guideline regarding the difference between these two types of luggage.

In general, your personal item bag must fit under the seat in front of you. Your carry-on bag must fit under the seat in front of you or fit in the above overhead storage cabinets.

Traveling with Infants and Toddlers

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    Traveling with infants and toddlers often require a list of following items such as diaper bag, breast pump, child seat, and strollers. But what is free and what requires extra fee? Here is a breakdown of charges for every major domestic carrier.

Free Items to Bring in Cabin

In general, customers are allowed to carry certain infant and toddler items on board. These items are not counted towards the maximum carry-on luggage allowance:

  • Diaper bag
  • Breast pump and milk bottles

Child Seat and Strollers

United accepts one car seat and one stroller free of charge for each child. Customers are allowed to check strollers at the departure gate.

Children Baggage Allowance

The standard checked baggage allowance applies to children with purchased tickets, including infants traveling internationally on 10 percent of an adult fare. If a child's baggage allowance is exceeded, the excess will become part of the fare-paying adult's baggage allowance.

All standard checked baggage restrictions and service charges apply.

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How You Can Save on Flight Costs

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    With just a little bit of planning, you can do a lot to really cut down on your travel expenses:

  • Sometimes, it really helps to join the reward program or member program of a certain airline company. By being a member, you can receive discount or a package price on certain add-on optional fees such as Wi-Fi access and early boarding benefits.
  • If you provide your own entertainment, additional batteries, and headphones, you can skip out on all the in-flight additional charges.
  • As for food and drinks, you will receive a slightly lower price and much more variety if you purchase your meal ahead of time at the airport while waiting for your flight.
  • If you are a frequent flyer with Southwest, purchasing the Gogo WiFi year pass can really cut down on your onboard internet cost.

If you're looking for even more ways to save, frequent flyers can really benefit from the right credit card. Specific airlines even offer their own branded cards, including Southwest and United.

It's not just airfare you can save on, either. Racking up points on your favorite travel rewards card can earn you hotel stays, car rentals and much more. Check out our Beginner's Guide to Travel Rewards for more information.

Air Canada

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Founded in 1937, Air Canada is Canada's largest airline and the world's 8th biggest fleet size passenger airline.

As of now, it provides flights to 182 destinations around the world. Along with its regional partners, Air Canada operates more than 1,540 flights on a daily basis.

Booking and Reservation Fees:

  • Itinerary Modification or Cancellation Fee (Within 24hrs of purchase): Free; Full Refund
  • Itinerary Modification or Cancellation Fee (After 24hrs of purchase): $200 for Modification; $100 penalty for changing fare into credits which must be used within 1 year
  • Call Center Ticket Reservation Fee: Free
  • Same-Day Confirmed Modification Fee: $75 to $150
  • Ticket Counter Reservation Fee: Free
  • Unaccompanied Minor Fee: $100
  • Reservation for Seat with More Legroom: Starting at $19 to $99 per seat plus taxes

Baggage Fees:

  • Personal Item Bag: Free
  • 1st Carry-On Bag: Free
  • 1st Checked Bag: Free
  • 2nd Checked Bag: $70
  • 3rd Checked Bag or More: $225 each (Military personnel and dependents on travel orders are allowed 5 free checked bag allowance, afterwards it is $75 per bag)

*NOTE* If the additional bag fee is paid, no oversize or overweight charges will be applied.

  • Gate-Checked Baggage: $25 each
  • Overweight Checked Bag (51 to 100 lbs.): $100 (Military personnel and depends on travel orders are allowed up to 70 lbs. per bag)
  • Oversized Checked Bag (63 to 115 inches): $100 (If a baggage is both oversize and overweight, a $100 fee will be charged once)
  • Pet Travel Fee: $50 to $100 per pet in cabin; $105 per pet in cargo (A fee does not apply to service animals of passengers with disabilities)

Fees Related to Infants and Children:

  • Fee for traveling with infants less than 2 years of age: Free if sitting on the lap of an adult(The infant must be LESS than 2 years old at the time of the traveling); adult ticket price if sitting in their own seat
  • Breast pump and Diaper Bag Fee: Free to be carried on flight
  • Strollers and Car Seats Transport Fee: Free

In-Flight Fees:

  • Wi-Fi Internet Access: Offered through Gogo Wi-Fi pass starting $7.00 per hour or $19.00 all-day
  • Meals and Snack Boxes: $3 to $19
  • Alcohol Drinks: $6.50 to $7.50
  • Pillow/Blanket Rental: $7

Miscellaneous Fees:

  • Returning Items Left On Board Fee: Free (Contact 1-888-689-2247 for assistance)
  • Mobility Aids and Medical Assistive Devices Transport Fee: Free

Dimension of a Carry-On Baggage:

Air Canada Carry On

Dimensions of a Personal Item Bag:

Air Canada Personal Item

Alaska Airlines

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Alaska Airlines was originally founded in 1932 by McGee Airways, and specializes flights from Anchorage, Alaska. It is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

Partnering with Horizon Air and Virgin America, Alaska Airlines offer flights to more than 100 destinations in the United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Costa Rica, Cuba, Canada, and Mexico.

Booking and Reservation Fees:

  • Itinerary Modification or Cancellation Fee (60 days prior to departure): Free
  • Itinerary Modification or Cancellation Fee (less than 60 days prior to departure): $125 for Modification; Free for Cancellation
  • Call Center Ticket Reservation Fee: $15
  • Same-Day Confirmed Modification Fee: $25
  • Ticket Counter Reservation Fee: $15 per person
  • Unaccompanied Minor Fee: $25 to $50 depending on flight length
  • Paper Itinerary Mailing Fee: $5
  • Reservation for Seat with More Legroom: Starting at $15 per seat plus taxes

Baggage Fees:

  • Personal Item Bag: Free
  • 1st Carry-On Bag: Free
  • 1st Checked Bag: $25
  • 2nd Checked Bag: $25
  • 3rd Checked Bag or More: $75 each (Military personnel and dependents on travel orders are allowed 5 free checked bag allowance, afterwards it is $75 per bag)
  • Gate-Checked Baggage: $25 each
  • Overweight Checked Bag (51 to 100 lbs.): $75 (Military personnel and depends on travel orders are allowed up to 70 lbs. per bag)
  • Oversized Checked Bag (63 to 80 inches): $75
  • Oversized Checked Bag (81 to 115 inches): $75
  • Pet Travel Fee: $100 per pet (A fee does not apply to service animals of passengers with disabilities)

Fees Related to Infants and Children:

  • Fee for traveling with infants less than 2 years of age: Free if sitting on the lap of an adult(The infant must be LESS than 2 years old at the time of the traveling); adult ticket price if sitting in their own seat
  • Breast pump and Diaper Bag Fee: Free to be carried on flight
  • Strollers and Car Seats Transport Fee: Free

In-Flight Fees:

  • Wi-Fi Internet Access: $1.95 to $39.95 depending on the length of the flight
  • Entertainment Player Rental (Not available on certain flights): $8to$10
  • Meals and Snack Boxes: $6 to $8
  • Alcohol Drinks: $6 to $7

Miscellaneous Fees:

  • Returning Items Left On Board Fee: $20
  • Mobility Aids and Medical Assistive Devices Transport Fee: Free

Dimension of Checked Baggage:

Air Canada Checked Bags Dimensions

The baggage dimension must add up to less than 52 inches to avoid being charged with the oversize luggage fee.

Allegiant Airlines

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Founded in 1997 as WestJet Express, Allegiant is now operated by Allegiant Travel Company as a low-cost airline that serves mainly domestic flights and some services to Mexico and Canada.

To keep air fare as low as possible, the company offers much limited frequency of flights and minimal amenities.

Booking and Reservation Fees:

  • Itinerary Modification or Cancellation Fee within 24hr of Purchase: Free
  • Cancellation Penalty Fee within 24hr of Purchase: Free (No credit will be issued if you booked a flight within 1 week of the departure date)
  • Itinerary Modification or Cancellation Fee: $200
  • Cancellation Penalty Fee: $75 per segment
  • Call Center Ticket Reservation Fee: $14.99
  • Same-Day Confirmed Modification Fee: $25
  • Ticket Counter Reservation Fee: Free
  • Unaccompanied Minor Fee: Not available to this airline
  • Paper Itinerary Mailing Fee: $5
  • Reservation for Seat with More Legroom: $0 to $80

Baggage Fees:

  • Personal Item Bag: Free (Maximum size cannot exceed 7 in. x 15 in. x 16 in)
  • Oversize Personal Item Bag: $50
  • 1st Carry-On Bag: $15 (Maximum size cannot exceed 9 in. x 14 in. x 22 in)
  • Oversize Carry-On Bag: $75
  • 1st Checked Bag: $20 at booking; $45 at pre-departure; $50 at airport
  • 2nd Checked Bag: $20 at booking; $45 at pre-departure; $50 at airport
  • 3rd Checked Bag : $20 at booking; $45 at pre-departure; $50 at airport
  • 4th Checked Bag: $20 at booking; $45 at pre-departure; $50 at airport
  • Gate-Checked Baggage: $75 each
  • Overweight Checked Bag (41 to 100 lbs.): $75
  • Oversized Checked Bag (81 to 115 inches): $75
  • Pet Travel Fee: $100 per pet (A fee does not apply to service animals of passengers with disabilities)

Fees Related to Infants and Children:

  • Fee for traveling with infants less than 2 years of age: Free if sitting on the lap of an adult(The infant must be LESS than 2 years old at the time of the traveling); adult ticket price if sitting in their own seat
  • Breast pump and Diaper Bag Fee: Free to be carried on flight
  • Strollers and Car Seats Transport Fee: Free

In-Flight Fees:

  • Wi-Fi Internet Access: Not available
  • Entertainment Player Rental: Not available
  • Meals and Snack Boxes: $2 to $7
  • Alcohol Drinks: $2 to $7

Miscellaneous Fees:

  • Mobility Aids and Medical Assistive Devices Transport Fee: Free
  • Electronic Carrier Usage Charge: $13 per passenger, per segment

Dimension of Personal Item:

Allegiant Personal Item Dimensions

Dimension of Carry-On Bag:

Allegiant Carry On Dimensions

Dimension of Checked Bag:

Allegiant Checked Bag Dimensions

The maximum size must be within 80 linear inches in height + length + width.

American Airlines

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American Airline is originally founded in 1926 as American Airways and is known as the world's biggest airline with the most served destination (more than 350 destinations over more than 50 countries around the world) and highest daily flights available.

Currently, they're based in Fort Worth, Texas. Partnering with other international airlines such as British Airways, Finnair, Cathay Pacific, Iberia, and Japan Airlines, American Airline allows the greatest flexibility in flight schedules for customers.

Booking and Reservation Fees:

  • Itinerary Modification or Cancellation Fee Within 24 Hrs. of Purchase: Free (Reservation must be made at least 7 days before departure)
  • Itinerary Modification or Cancellation Fee: $200
  • Call Center Ticket Reservation Fee: $25
  • Same-Day Confirmed Modification Fee: $75
  • Prior To Day of Travel Modification fee: $200
  • AA Reservations Reservation Fee: $25
  • Assistance by AA Reservations with Voluntary Modifications to Reservation: $25
  • AA Travel Center Reservation Fee: $35
  • Ticket Counter Reservation Fee: $15 per person
  • Unaccompanied Minor Fee: $150 plus tax for each way
  • Paper Itinerary Mailing Fee: $5
  • Reservation for Seat with More Legroom: $4 to $139
  • Customers Requiring Extra Space Fee: 2 tickets at the same rate are required
  • Priority Boarding Fee: $15 to $40

Baggage Fees:

  • Personal Item Bag: Free
  • Carry-On Bag: Free
  • 1st Checked Bag: $25 (Free for military personnel and dependents)
  • 2nd Checked Bag: $35 (Free for military personnel and dependents)
  • 3nd Checked Bag: $150
  • 4th Checked Bag up to 5 bags maximum: $200 (Maximum 5 free bags are allowed for military personnel and dependents)
  • Gate-Checked Baggage: $25 each
  • Overweight Checked Bag (51 to 70 lbs.): $100
  • Overweight Checked Bag (71 to 100 lbs.): $200 (Military personnel and depends on travel orders are allowed up to 70 lbs. per bag)
  • Oversized Checked Bag (Any luggage that are more than 62 inches): $200
  • Pet Travel Fee: $100 per pet (Cabin); $200 (Cargo) (A fee does not apply to service animals of passengers with disabilities)

Fees Related to Infants and Children:

  • Fee for traveling with infants less than 2 years of age: Free if sitting on the lap of an adult(The infant must be LESS than 2 years old at the time of the traveling); adult ticket price if sitting in their own seat
  • Breast pump and Diaper Bag Fee: Free to be carried on flight
  • Strollers and Car Seats Transport Fee: Free

In-Flight Fees:

  • Wi-Fi Internet Access: $2.50 to $50 depending on the length of the flight
  • In-seat Entertainment: Free
  • Wireless Entertainment: Free
  • Earbuds: $5
  • Meals and Snack Boxes: $3 to $10
  • Alcohol Drinks: $7 to $15.99
  • Blanket/Pillow Rental: Not available

Miscellaneous Fees:

  • Returning Items Left On Board Fee: Free
  • Mobility Aids and Medical Assistive Devices Transport Fee: Free
  • Lost and Found Service: Free

Dimension for Personal Item:

18 inches x 14 inches x 8 inches

Dimension for Carry-On Bag:

American Airlines Carry On Dimensions

Dimension for Check-In Bag:

The dimension cannot exceed 62 linear inches of combined length, width, and height, and cannot weight more than 50 lbs.

Delta Airlines

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Founded in 1924, Delta Airline now operates more than 5,400 daily flights to more than 320 destinations in 54 countries around the world. Currently, their headquarter is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

In order to better serve their customers, Delta has partnered extensively with Air France-KLM, Korean Air, Alitalia, China Eastern Airlines, Virgin Australia, and Virgin Atlantic to provide smoother flight transfers to various international destinations.

Booking and Reservation Fees:

  • Itinerary Modification or Cancellation Fee (60 days prior to departure): $200-$500
  • Call Center Ticket Reservation Fee: $30
  • Same-Day Confirmed Modification Fee: $50
  • Ticket Counter Reservation Fee: $45 per person
  • Unaccompanied Minor Fee: $150 plus tax for each way
  • Reservation for Seat with More Legroom: $4 to $139
  • Customers Requiring Extra Space Fee: 2 tickets at the same rate are required
  • Priority Boarding Fee: $15 to $40

Baggage Fees:

  • Personal Item Bag: Free
  • Carry-On Bag: Free
  • 1st Checked Bag: $25 (Free for military personnel and dependents)
  • 2nd Checked Bag: $35 (Free for military personnel and dependents)
  • 3nd Checked Bag: $150
  • 4th Checked Bag up to 10 bags maximum: $200 (Maximum 5 free bags are allowed for military personnel and dependents)
  • Gate-Checked Baggage: $25 each
  • Overweight Checked Bag (51 to 70 lbs.): $100
  • Overweight Checked Bag (71 to 100 lbs.): $200 (Military personnel and depends on travel orders are allowed up to 70 lbs. per bag)
  • Oversized Checked Bag (Any luggage that are more than 62 inches): $200
  • Pet Travel Fee: $125 per pet (Cabin); $200 (Cargo) (A fee does not apply to service animals of passengers with disabilities)

Fees Related to Infants and Children:

  • Fee for traveling with infants less than 2 years of age: Free if sitting on the lap of an adult(The infant must be LESS than 2 years old at the time of the traveling); adult ticket price if sitting in their own seat
  • Breast pump and Diaper Bag Fee: Free to be carried on flight
  • Strollers and Car Seats Transport Fee: Free

In-Flight Fees:

  • Wi-Fi Internet Access: Starting at $4.95 for shorter flights; $16 for a day pass
  • In-seat Entertainment: Free
  • TV Episodes/ HBO Shows: $1 per episode
  • Movies: $6 per movie
  • Earbuds: $2
  • Meals and Snack Boxes: $3 to $10
  • Non-alcoholic Beverages: Free
  • Alcohol Drinks: $5 to $7
  • Blanket/Pillow Rental: Not available

Miscellaneous Fees:

  • Returning Items Left On Board Fee: Free
  • Mobility Aids and Medical Assistive Devices Transport Fee: Free
  • Delta Sky Club Day Pass: $50

Dimension of Carry-On Bag:

Baggage must not exceed the maximum measurement of 45 linear inches in combined width, length, and height.

Dimension of Check Baggage:

The luggage size must not exceed the maximum measurement of 62 linear inches in combined length, height, and width, and must not weigh more than 50 lbs.

Frontier Airlines

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Frontier Airline is founded in 1994 as an American super low-cost airline. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, it currently offers flights to 43 domestic destinations within the United States.

With a partnership with Great Lakes Airlines, Frontier is one of the few airlines that offer flights to remote towns surrounding the Rocky Mountain.

Booking and Reservation Fees:

  • Itinerary Modification/Cancellation Fee: $75;$99
  • Call Center Ticket Reservation Fee: $10
  • Same-Day Confirmed Modification Fee: $50
  • Prior To Day of Travel Modification fee: $99 plus the difference of the fare price
  • Name Modification Fee: $75
  • Ticket Counter Reservation Fee: Not available
  • Unaccompanied Minor Fee: $110 plus tax for each way
  • Seat Selection Fee: $15
  • Reservation for Seat with More Legroom: $15 to $100
  • Customers Requiring Extra Space Fee: 2 tickets at the same rate are required

Baggage Fees:

  • Personal Item Bag: Free
  • Carry-On Bag: $30 online; $35 elsewhere; $60 at the gate
  • 1st Checked Bag: $30 online; $40 at the airport; $60 at the gate
  • 2nd Checked Bag: $40 online; $45 at the airport;
  • 3nd Checked Bag or more: $75 each online; $80 each at the airport
  • Overweight Checked Bag (51 to 99lbs.): $75
  • Oversized Checked Bag (Any luggage that are more than 63-100 inches): $75
  • Pet Travel Fee: $75 per pet (A fee does not apply to service animals of passengers with disabilities)

Fees Related to Infants and Children:

  • Fee for traveling with infants less than 2 years of age: Free if sitting on the lap of an adult(The infant must be LESS than 2 years old at the time of the traveling); adult ticket price if sitting in their own seat
  • Breast pump and Diaper Bag Fee: Free to be carried on flight
  • Strollers and Car Seats Transport Fee: Free

In-Flight Fees:

  • Wi-Fi Internet Access: Not available
  • In-seat Entertainment: Not available
  • Meals and Snack Boxes: $3
  • Non-alcoholic Beverages: $2
  • Alcohol Drinks: $7
  • Blanket/Pillow Rental: Not available

Miscellaneous Fees:

  • Returning Items Left On Board Fee: Free
  • Mobility Aids and Medical Assistive Devices Transport Fee: Free

Dimension of Carry-On Bag:

Baggage must not exceed the maximum measurement of 16 inches in width, 24 inches in length, and 10 inches in height and cannot weigh more than 35 pounds.

Dimension of Check-In Baggage:

Luggage cannot exceed the maximum measurement of 62 linear inches and cannot weigh more than 50 pounds.

Hawaiian Airlines

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Founded in 1929, Hawaiian Airline is known as the biggest carrier in Hawaii with their headquarter based in Honolulu.

Not only are they offering extensive services to the Hawaiian Islands, they also serve flights to other parts of the United States, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. With absolutely no fatal accident history, they are known to have one of the best customer service, fewest cancellations, as well as best baggage handling policies amongst all airline companies.

Booking and Reservation Fees:

  • Itinerary Modification or Cancellation Fee: $30 per ticket for itinerary within Hawaii; $200 per ticket for the rest of United States
  • Call Center Ticket Reservation Fee: $25 per ticket
  • Travel Agency Booking Handling Charge: $25 per ticket
  • Same-Day Confirmed Modification Fee: $50
  • Prior To Day of Travel Modification fee: $200
  • Ticket Counter Reservation Fee: $35 per person
  • Unaccompanied Minor Fee: $35 plus tax for each way within Hawaii; $175 each way for the rest of United States
  • Paper Itinerary Mailing Fee: $75
  • Seat Selection Fee: $10 per person each way within Hawaii; $50 per person each way for the rest of United States
  • Reservation for Seat with More Legroom: $70 to $100 per person each way

Baggage Fees:

  • Personal Item Bag: Free
  • Carry-On Bag: Free
  • 1st Checked Bag: $25 (Free for military personnel and dependents)
  • 2nd Checked Bag: $35 (Free for military personnel and dependents)
  • 3nd Checked Bag: $50 within Hawaii; $100 for the rest of United States
  • Overweight Checked Bag (51 to 70 lbs.): $35 within Hawaii; $50 for the rest of the United States
  • Overweight Checked Bag (71 to 100 lbs.): $70 within Hawaii; $200 for the rest of the United States
  • Oversized Checked Bag (Any luggage that are between 62 inches to 80 linear inches): $70 within Hawaii; $200 for the rest of United States
  • Pet Travel Fee: $35 per pet within Hawaii and $175 for the rest of United States (Cabin); $60 per pet within Hawaii and $225 for the rest of the United States (Cargo) (A fee does not apply to service animals of passengers with disabilities)

Fees Related to Infants and Children:

  • Fee for traveling with infants less than 2 years of age: Free if sitting on the lap of an adult(The infant must be LESS than 2 years old at the time of the traveling); adult ticket price if sitting in their own seat
  • Breast pump and Diaper Bag Fee: Free to be carried on flight
  • Strollers and Car Seats Transport Fee: Free

In-Flight Fees:

  • Wi-Fi Internet Access: Not available
  • In-seat Entertainment: No entertainment provided within Hawaii; $5 to $15 to other states in United States
  • Meals and Snack Boxes: No snacks provided within Hawaii; $6 to $12 to other states in United States
  • Alcohol Drinks: No drinks provided within Hawaii; $6.50 to $12 to other states in United States
  • Blanket/Pillow Rental: Not available

Miscellaneous Fees:

  • Returning Items Left On Board Fee: Free
  • Mobility Aids and Medical Assistive Devices Transport Fee: Free
  • Lost paper ticket Reprint Fee: $25 within Hawaii; $100 for the rest of the America states
  • Returned Check Fee: $20

Dimension of Carry-On Bag:

Baggage must not exceed the maximum measurement of 45 linear inches in combined width, length, and height. The maximum weight must be within 25 lbs.,

Hawaiian Carry On Dimensions

Dimension of Check In Baggage:

The luggage size must not exceed the maximum measurement of 62 linear inches in combined length, height, and width, and must not weigh more than 50 lbs.

JetBlue Airlines

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JetBlue Airline is founded in 2000 as a low-cost air fare company based in Long Island, New York.

Although they mainly concentrate their services in domestic flights, they have recently expanded their destinations to the Bahamas, Bermuda, Barbados, Aruba, Caicos Islands, Colombia, Cayman Island, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Grenada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Peru, Trinidad, Tobago, and Turks.

Booking and Reservation Fees:

  • Itinerary Modification or Cancellation Fee: $70 (fares up to $99), $90 (fares up to $149), and $135 (fares $149+) 
  • Call Center Ticket Reservation Fee: $25 per ticket
  • Same-Day Confirmed Modification Fee: $50 per ticket
  • Prior To Day of Travel Modification fee: $200
  • Ticket Counter Reservation Fee: $25 per person
  • Unaccompanied Minor Fee: $100 plus tax for each way
  • Reservation for Seat with More Legroom: Starting at $10 per person each way

Baggage Fees:

  • Personal Item Bag: Free
  • Carry-On Bag: Free
  • 1st Checked Bag: $25 (Free for military personnel and dependents)
  • 2nd Checked Bag: $35 (Free for military personnel and dependents)
  • 3nd or more Checked Bag: $100
  • Gate-Checked Baggage: $25 each
  • Overweight Checked Bag (51 to 70 lbs.): $100
  • Overweight Checked Bag (71 to 99 lbs.): $100
  • Overweight Checked Bag Over 99 lbs.: Not accepted
  • Oversized Checked Bag (Any luggage that are more than 63 inches to 80 inches): $100
  • Pet Travel Fee: $100 per pet (A fee does not apply to service animals of passengers with disabilities)

Fees Related to Infants and Children:

  • Fee for traveling with infants less than 2 years of age: Free if sitting on the lap of an adult(The infant must be LESS than 2 years old at the time of the traveling); adult ticket price if sitting in their own seat
  • Breast pump and Diaper Bag Fee: Free to be carried on flight
  • Strollers and Car Seats Transport Fee: Free

In-Flight Fees:

  • Wi-Fi Internet Access: Not available
  • Movies: $5 per movie
  • Earbuds: $5
  • Pillow/Blanket: $5; $6
  • Meals and Snack Boxes: $6 to $7
  • Non-alcoholic Beverages: Free
  • Alcohol Drinks: $7

Miscellaneous Fees:

  • Returning Items Left On Board Fee: Free
  • Mobility Aids and Medical Assistive Devices Transport Fee: Free

Dimension of Carry-On Bag:

Baggage must not exceed the maximum measurement of 45 linear inches in combined width, length, and height.

Dimension of Check In Baggage:

The luggage size must not exceed the maximum measurement of 62 linear inches in combined length, height, and width, and must not weigh more than 50 lbs.

Southwest Airlines

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Founded in 1971 as Air Southwest originally, Southwest Airline is the biggest low-cost airline in the world. Serving mainly domestic destinations within the United States, Southwest has announced that they will be serving 8 other countries, Turks and Caicos starting on November 2017.

Booking and Reservation Fees:

  • Itinerary Modification or Cancellation Fee: Free
  • Call Center Ticket Reservation Fee: Free
  • Same-Day Confirmed Modification Fee: $50
  • Ticket Counter Reservation Fee: Free
  • Early Bird Check-In: $15 per ticket
  • Unaccompanied Minor Fee: $50 plus tax for each way
  • Reservation for Seat with More Legroom: $40
  • Priority Boarding Fee: $12.50

Baggage Fees:

  • Personal Item Bag: Free
  • Carry-On Bag: Free
  • 1st Checked Bag: Free
  • 2nd Checked Bag: $35
  • 3nd Checked Bag: $75(Free for military personnel and dependents)
  • Gate-Checked Baggage: $25 each
  • Overweight Checked Bag (51 to 100 lbs.): $75 (Free for military personnel and dependents)
  • Oversized Checked Bag (Any luggage that are more than 62 inches to 80 inches): $75 (Free for military personnel and dependents)
  • Tote Bag Purchase: $25
  • Wax Box Purchase: $10
  • Wine/Beer Bag Purchase: $5
  • Pet Carrier Purchase: $58
  • Pet Travel Fee: $95 per pet (A fee does not apply to service animals of passengers with disabilities)

Fees Related to Infants and Children:

  • Fee for traveling with infants less than 2 years of age: Free if sitting on the lap of an adult(The infant must be LESS than 2 years old at the time of the traveling); adult ticket price if sitting in their own seat
  • Breast pump and Diaper Bag Fee: Free to be carried on flight
  • Strollers and Car Seats Transport Fee: Free
  • Car Seat/ Stroller Protective Bag: $15

In-Flight Fees:

  • Wi-Fi Internet Access: Starting at $8
  • In-seat Entertainment: $5
  • Movies: $5
  • Music: Free
  • NFL RedZone: $4
  • Meals and Snack Boxes: Free
  • Non-alcoholic Beverages: Free to $3
  • Alcohol Drinks: $5
  • Blanket/Pillow Rental: Not available

Miscellaneous Fees:

  • Returning Items Left On Board Fee: Free
  • Mobility Aids and Medical Assistive Devices Transport Fee: Free

Dimension of Carry-On Bag:

Baggage must not exceed the maximum measurement of 24 inches x 16 inches x 10 inches.

Southwest Carryon Dimensions

Dimension of Check Baggage:

The luggage size must not exceed the maximum measurement of 62 linear inches in combined length, height, and width, and must not weigh more than 50 lbs.

Spirit Airlines

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Beginning business in 1980 as Charter One, Spirit Airline is now known as a super low-cost airline that serves domestic flights within the United States as well as flights to Mexico, Caribbean, Latin America, and South America.

Booking and Reservation Fees:

  • Itinerary Modification or Cancellation Fee: $90 online; $100 at airport
  • Group Booking Itinerary Modification or Cancellation Fee: $50
  • Call Center Ticket Reservation Fee: $15
  • Same-Day Confirmed Modification Fee: $50
  • Ticket Counter Reservation Fee: $35 per booking
  • Group Booking Fee: $5
  • Unaccompanied Minor Fee: $100 plus tax for each way
  • Boarding Pass Printed at Airport Kiosk: $2 per ticket each way
  • Boarding Pass Printed by Airport Agent: $10 per ticket each way
  • Seat Selection Fee: $1 to $50
  • Reservation for Seat with More Legroom: $12 to $199
  • Customers Requiring Extra Space Fee: 2 tickets at the same rate are required
  • Priority Boarding Fee: $5.99
  • Security Shortcut: $15
  • Standby for Earlier Flight Fee: $99 each way
  • Passenger Usage Charge: $8.99 to $18.99 each way

Baggage Fees:

  • Personal Item Bag: Free
  • Carry-On Bag: $26to$36 for members; $35 to $45 nonmember online; $55 elsewhere; $100 at gate
  • 1st Checked Bag: $21to$31 for members; $30 to $45 nonmember online; $50 elsewhere; $100 at gate
  • 2nd Checked Bag: $51to$41 for members; $40to$50 nonmember online; $60 elsewhere; $100 at gate
  • 3nd or More Checked Bag (Maximum 5 bags Allowed): $76to$86 for members; $85 to $95 nonmember online; $50 elsewhere; $100 at gate
  • Overweight Checked Bag (41 to 50 lbs.): $25
  • Overweight Checked Bag (51 to 70 lbs.): $50
  • Overweight Checked Bag (71 to 100 lbs.): $200
  • Oversized Checked Bag (63 to 80 inches): $100
  • Oversized Checked Bag (80 inches or more): $150
  • Pet Travel Fee: $110 per pet (Cabin) (A fee does not apply to service animals of passengers with disabilities)

Fees Related to Infants and Children:

  • Fee for traveling with infants less than 2 years of age: Free if sitting on the lap of an adult (The infant must be LESS than 2 years old at the time of the traveling); adult ticket price if sitting in their own seat
  • Breast pump and Diaper Bag Fee: Free to be carried on flight
  • Strollers and Car Seats Transport Fee: Free

In-Flight Fees:

  • Wi-Fi Internet Access: Not available
  • In-seat Entertainment: Not available
  • Meals and Snack Boxes: $1 to $10
  • Non-alcoholic Beverages: $1 to $15
  • Alcohol Drinks: $5 to $7
  • Blanket/Pillow Rental: Not available

Miscellaneous Fees:

  • Returning Items Left On Board Fee: Free
  • Mobility Aids and Medical Assistive Devices Transport Fee: Free

Dimension of Personal Item:

The personal item bag must be smaller than 18 inches x 14 inches x 8 inches. If you exceed the maximum dimension, you will need to pay for larger bags.

Dimension of Carry-On Bag:

Carry-on baggage cannot exceed the maximum of 22 x 18 x10 inches. We may require that a carry-on bag travel as a checked bag if it cannot be safely stowed on a particular flight.

Dimension of Check In Baggage:

The luggage size must not exceed the maximum measurement of 62 linear inches in combined length, height, and width, and must not weigh more than 40 lbs.

United Airlines

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Beginning business in 1926 as Varney Airlines, United Airline is now known as the third biggest airline company in the world.

Partnering with Air Canada, British Airways, Air China, Delta Airline, Emirates, Qantas, Qatar Airways, and South African Airways, United is the only United States company that operates flights to Geneva, Birmingham, Hamburg, Melbourne, Chuuk, Yap, Delhi, Mumbai, Majuro, Sendai, Sapporo, Taipei, Hangzhou, Chengdu, Xi'an, and Majuro.

Booking and Reservation Fees:

  • Itinerary Modification or Cancellation Fee: Free to $1,000 per person depending on fare rules
  • Call Center Ticket Reservation Fee: $25
  • Same-Day Confirmed Modification Fee: $75 per ticket
  • Reserve Fare Holding Fee (FareLock): $6.99 to $35
  • Reservation Fee: $30 at ticket office; $50 at airport
  • Unaccompanied Minor Fee: $150 plus tax for each way
  • Seat Selection Fee: Free
  • Reservation for Seat with More Legroom: $9 to $299 per ticket per flight
  • Priority Boarding Fee: $15 to $79 each segment

Baggage Fees:

  • Personal Item Bag: Free
  • Carry-On Bag: Free
  • 1st Checked Bag: $25
  • 2nd Checked Bag: $35
  • 3nd Checked Bag: $150
  • 4th Checked Bag up to 10 bags maximum: $200 (Maximum 5 free bags are allowed for military personnel and dependents)
  • Gate-Checked Baggage: $25 each
  • Overweight Checked Bag (51 to 70 lbs.): $100
  • Overweight Checked Bag (71 to 100 lbs.): $200
  • Oversized Checked Bag (Any luggage that are more than 63 to 115 linear inches): $200
  • Pet Travel Fee: $125 per pet each way (A fee does not apply to service animals of passengers with disabilities)

Fees Related to Infants and Children:

  • Fee for traveling with infants less than 2 years of age: Free if sitting on the lap of an adult(The infant must be LESS than 2 years old at the time of the traveling); adult ticket price if sitting in their own seat
  • Breast pump and Diaper Bag Fee: Free to be carried on flight
  • Strollers and Car Seats Transport Fee: Free

In-Flight Fees:

  • Wi-Fi Internet Access: Starting at $1 to $12.50 per hour or $3.99 to $29.95 per flight depending on flight
  • DIRECTV: Up to $7.99
  • Earbuds: $6.99
  • Meals and Snack Boxes: $3.29 to $9.99
  • Non-alcoholic Beverages: Free
  • Alcohol Drinks: $6.99 to $15.99
  • Blanket/Pillow Rental: Not available

Miscellaneous Fees:

  • Returning Items Left On Board Fee: Free
  • Mobility Aids and Medical Assistive Devices Transport Fee: Free
  • Lost Ticket Reprint Fee: $150 per ticket

Dimension of Personal Item:

United Personal Item Dimensions

The maximum dimensions for a personal item bag must not exceed 9 inches x 10 inches x 17 inches.

Dimension of Carry-On Bag:

United Carry On Dimensions

The maximum dimensions for a carry-on bag must not exceed 9 inches x 14 inches x 22 inches.

Dimension of Check In Baggage:

The luggage size must not exceed the maximum measurement of 62 linear inches in combined length, height, and width, and must not weigh more than 50 lbs.

Virgin America

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Founded in 2004, Virgin America Airline is based in Burlingame, California. Acquired by Alaska Air in 2016, Virgin America is now operating as a sister company to Alaska Airline and Horizon Air.

Booking and Reservation Fees:

  • Itinerary Modification or Cancellation Fee: $150
  • Call Center Ticket Reservation Fee: $20 per ticket
  • Same-Day Confirmed Modification Fee: $50
  • Ticket Counter Reservation Fee: $45 per person
  • Unaccompanied Minor Fee: $150 plus tax for each way
  • Paper Itinerary Mailing Fee: $20 per ticket
  • Reservation for Seat with More Legroom: $10-$40
  • Priority Boarding Fee: $15-$19

Baggage Fees:

  • Personal Item Bag: Free
  • Carry-On Bag: Free
  • 1st Checked Bag: $25
  • 2nd Checked Bag: $25
  • 3nd Checked Bag: $25
  • 4th Checked Bag up to 10 bags maximum: $200
  • Gate-Checked Baggage: $25 each
  • Overweight Checked Bag (51 to 70 lbs.): $50
  • Overweight Checked Bag (71 to 100 lbs.): $100
  • Oversized Checked Bag (Any luggage that are more than 62 inches): $75
  • Sporting Equipment: $50 per item
  • Pet Travel Fee: $125 per pet (Cabin); $100 (A fee does not apply to service animals of passengers with disabilities)

Fees Related to Infants and Children:

  • Fee for traveling with infants less than 2 years of age: Free if sitting on the lap of an adult(The infant must be LESS than 2 years old at the time of the traveling); adult ticket price if sitting in their own seat
  • Breast pump and Diaper Bag Fee: Free to be carried on flight
  • Strollers and Car Seats Transport Fee: Free

In-Flight Fees:

  • Wi-Fi Internet Access: Starting at $4.95 to $39.95 depending on the flight duration
  • Live DISH Network: Free
  • Premium TV Option: $2 to $7
  • TV Episodes/ HBO Shows: $1 per episode
  • Movies: $5 to $8 per movie
  • Earbuds: $3
  • Meals and Snack Boxes: $3 to $9
  • Non-alcoholic Beverages: Free to $3
  • Alcohol Drinks: $6 to $8
  • Blanket/Pillow Rental: $10

Miscellaneous Fees:

  • Returning Items Left On Board Fee: Free
  • Mobility Aids and Medical Assistive Devices Transport Fee: Free

Dimension of Carry-On Bag:

Baggage must not exceed the maximum measurement of 50 linear inches in combined width, length, and height. It must also be under 30 lbs and must fit in the overhead bin or under the seat.

Dimension of Check Baggage:

The luggage size must not exceed the maximum measurement of 62 linear inches in combined length, height, and width, and must not weigh more than 50 lbs.

Airline Official Sites

Air Canada -- www.aircanada.com
Alaska Airline -- www.alaskaair.com
Allegiant Air – www.allegiantair.com
American Airline -- www.aa.com
Delta Airline -- http://www.delta.com
Frontier Airline -- www.flyfrontier.com
Hawaiian Airline -- www.hawaiianairlines.com
JetBlue -- www.jetblue.com
Southwest Airline -- www.southwest.com
Spirit Airline -- www.spirit.com
United Airline -- www.united.com
Virgin America -- www.virginamerica.com

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