List of Airline Fees

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Current U.S. Airline fees, by carrier


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These carriers charge moderate fees on top of their regular fares.


Alaska Airlines 
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Checked Baggage Fees: 1st Bag: $25 / 2nd Bag: $25 / 3rd Bag: $75
Seats: No extra charge. Select front and aisle seats reserved for premium customers

American/USAirways  ($)
Checked Baggage Fees: 1st Bag: $25 / 2nd: $35 / 3rd Bag: $150
AAmerican Seats: No extra fee except for Preferred Seats $4-$59
USAirways Seating: No extra fee except for ChoiceSeats $5-$99; free for certain frequent flyers

Delta  ($)
Checked Baggage Fees: 1st Bag: $25 / 2nd Bag: $35-$100 / 3rd Bag: $125
Seats: No extra fee except for Preferred seats: $9-$99 and Priority boarding: $10; free with Medallion Membership

jetBlue  ($)
Checked Baggage Fees: 1st Bag: Free / 2nd Bag: $50 / 3rd Bag: $100
Seats: No extra fee except for “Even More Space” seats available $10-$70

United  ($)
Checked Baggage Fees: 1st Bag: $25 / 2nd Bag: $35 / 3rd Bag: $100
Seats: No extra fee except for Economy Plus Seating: $9-$179; free for certain frequent flyers

Virgin America ($)
Checked Baggage Fees: 1st Bag: $25 / 2nd Bag: $25 / 3rd Bag: $25
Seats: No extra fee except for “Main Cabin Select” seats ($39-$129), includes free premium TV and meals

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+ Fees ($$$)
These no-frills, discount airlines will nickel and dime you for all sorts of fees on top of their regular fares.

Allegiant ($$$)
Online booking: $10; $14.99 by phone
Carry on: One Cabin Bag $10-$75 (7x15x16 or less or 9x14x22)
Checked Bag: $14.99-$35 in advance; $15-$43 pre-departure; $50-$75 airport
Up to $75 for oversized gate-checked carry-on bag
Seats: Up to $80; $4-12 extra for Priority Boarding
Print boarding pass at airport: $5 per pass

Frontier ($$$)
Carry-on bag: $25 at booking; $30 online; $35 airport counter
Checked bag: $20 online; $25 at airport; additional pieces $30-$75
Seats: $3 at booking; $8-$15 after booking or airport check-in; gate-assigned seats free; Preferred seats $5-$50

Spirit ($$$)
Carry-On Bags: (16x14x12): $35 at booking and before online check-in, $45 online check-in, $50 at airport, $100 at gate
1st Checked Bag: $30 at booking and before online check-in; $40 online check-in; $45 at airport; $100 at gate
2nd Bag: $40 at booking and before online check-in; $50 online check-in; $55 at airport; $100 at gate
* Bag fees rise $2 for December 18-January 5 flights
Seats: Assigned at check-in free; customer-requested seat $1-$50; Big Front Seats $12-$199


Current International Airline fees, by carrier


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Most international airlines charge moderate fees on top of their regular fares. However, fee structures vary when traveling on domestic routes (within/between European countries, Asian nations, etc.). For direct links for all domestic and international airlines, visit the International Airline Transport Association
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Aerolineas Argentinas ($)
Checked Baggage Fees: 1st & 2nd Bag Free (20 kg/158 cm max each); 3rd Bag: $100
Seats: No extra fee

Air New Zealand ($)
Checked Baggage Fees: 1st Bag: Free (max 50 lbs) / 2nd Prepaid Bag: $70 ($150 airport) / 3rd Bag: $125 ($200 airport)
Seats: Free; Preferred $50-$90

British Airways ($)
Checked Baggage Fees: 1st Bag: $0 / 2nd Bag: $51 / 3rd Bag: $119 (+$60 overweight)
Seats: Free from 24 hours before departure; International Economy and Domestic UK £10/$15 from booking to check-in; £60/$90 Premium seating

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