What are Alaska Airlines Luggage Policies?

If you are booked on an Alaska Airlines flight you should be aware of their luggage policies. While every policy may not affect you, there is a good chance that many of them will change the way you pack your bags.

Fortunately, Alaska Airlines allows each passenger to check one bag free of charge. This is contrast to many airlines which have begun to charge for every checked bag. That being said, if you need to check a second bag you will be faced with a fee of $25. For bags three through six a fee of $100 is assessed, and for seven or more $150.

Overweight and oversized baggage policies also apply. Each checked bag should be 50 pounds or lighter. Bags between 51 and 100 pounds will incur a $50 fee. Any bag weighing more than 100 pounds must be shipped via air cargo. Baggage dimensions should not exceed 62 linear inches. For bags between 63 and 80 inches a fee of $50 will apply. Those 81 to 115 inches will be assessed at a rate of $75.

Being aware of these luggage policies will make it much easier for you to plan your trip and to get along when you arrive at the airport. If possible, pack your bags to avoid excess charges.


By: Frank KovalchekCC BY 2.0

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