- Every airline has a different policy for luggage fees.
- Some airlines, such as Southwest, allow passengers two free checked bags, while budget airlines such as Frontier and Spirit charge for checked bags and even carry-ons.
- We compared the luggage-fee policies of eight US airlines.
Every airline has a different policy when it comes to charging fees for your luggage.
On one end of the spectrum, Southwest Airlines permits customers to check up to two bags for free, with a third checked bag costing $US75.
On the other end, budget airlines such as Frontier and Spirit won’t let you take any bags on the plane for free – even a carry-on – meaning they might not be the smartest options for travellers with lots of baggage.
We compared the baggage fees for eight different US-based airlines to see how they stack up. Take a look at the graphic below to help you decide which airline you should take for your next trip.