Does Alaska Airlines Charge for Heavy Baggage?

If you need to check heavy baggage on an Alaska Airlines flight you should be ready to pay an additional fee. While you can avoid these fees with lighter luggage, sometimes this is not possible.

Bags that weigh less than 50 pounds will not be charged an additional fee. But those that weigh between 51 and 100 pounds will be charged a fee of $50. What if my bag weighs more than 100 pounds? In this case, you will want to get in touch with Alaska Airlines to see what your options are. In most cases, you will have to ship your bag via air cargo. Although this can be a pain, it is better to find out about this before you leave for the airport.

Many passengers find that a heavy bag is often times over the size limit of 62 linear inches as well. In this case, you will be assessed two separate fees.

When flying Alaska Airlines your best bet is to keep all of your bags under 50 pounds. By doing this you will be able to avoid excess fees that can add up in a hurry.

By: Frank KovalchekCC BY 2.0