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The following baggage policies are shown as they appear on Alaska Airlines’ website. Your Vacations To Go travel counselor can answer any additional questions you may have.

Carry-On Baggage

The following baggage rules apply only when traveling on Alaska Airlines. If your itinerary includes travel on another airline, please check that airline's Web site for their specific baggage rules.

You're allowed one carry-on bag, which including wheels and handles can measure up to 10" H x 17" W x 24" L (25 x 43 x 61 cm), plus one personal item, such as a purse, briefcase or laptop computer. At least one of the items should be stowed under the seat in front of you.

Every effort will be made to accommodate your carry-on in the passenger cabin. Acceptance of carry-on baggage is subject to space availability on the aircraft at the time you board. In the event adequate space is not available, your carry-on bag will be checked for no charge to baggage claim at your final destination.

Items exceeding the free carry-on allowance will be charged $25 per piece and tagged for delivery to baggage claim at your destination. 

Checked Baggage

The following baggage rules and fees apply only when traveling on Alaska Airlines flights. If your travel includes one of our airline partners, you may be subject to additional checked baggage restrictions or charges. Please check with the operating carrier for more information regarding their baggage policies.

Each checked bag must weigh 50 pounds or less and have a maximum dimension of 62 linear inches (length + height + width) to avoid additional charges.

Baggage charges can be paid when checking in online using Web Check-In, at an airport kiosk, or at the ticket counter. For faster service, use your debit or credit card when checking in online or at an airport kiosk.

To ensure your checked bags are loaded onto your flight, we're only able to accept checked bags within four hours* of scheduled flight departure times.

Baggage Charges and Allowances

We accept baggage subject to the standard charges outlined below. Each bag, including bags accepted free of charge, must weigh 50 pounds or less and have a maximum dimension of 62 linear inches (length + height + width) to avoid additional charges.

For domestic travel, charges are assessed to the destination or first stopover of 12 hours or more on a single ticket. Checked baggage charges must be paid again by passengers who continue their journey and check bags after a stopover of 12 hours or more.

For international travel solely on Alaska Airlines, charges are assessed to the destination or first stopover of 24 hours or more on single ticket. Checked baggage charges must be paid again by passengers who continue their journey and check bags after a stopover of 24 hours or more.

For international travel involving another carrier, charges are assessed at the origin and destination only on a single ticket.

Baggage fees may be subject to Mexico IVA (4%) or Canada GST (5%) taxes, depending on your itinerary.

  1st Bag 2nd Bag 3rd Bag 4th+ Bag
Standard Fee $25 $25 $75 $75 per bag
Club 49 Members Free Free $75 $75 per bag
Elite Level Mileage Plan™ members Free Free $75 $75 per bag
American AAdvantage Executive Platinum, Platinum, and Gold Elite Level members Free Free $75 $75 per bag
Confirmed in First Class at time of check-in/bag check Free Free $75 $75 per bag
Origin or destination is Guadalajara or Mexico City (Jan. 16 - Nov. 14) Free $25 $75 $75 per bag
Origin or destination is Guadalajara or Mexico City (Nov. 15 - Jan. 15) Free $25 not accepted not accepted
Itinerary and ticket wholly within the State of Alaska Free Free Free $75 per bag
Active Duty U.S. military personnel with ID Up to 5 Bags Free.
$75 for each additional bag.
U.S. military dependents with ID and travel orders Up to 5 Bags Free.
$75 for each additional bag.

The following exceptions to the checked baggage charges apply to all customers:

Oversize or overweight bags

All baggage (including baggage checked free of charge) which exceeds the size or weight allowance, is subject to the additional fees outlined below.

Checked Bag Weight Fee Per Bag Checked Bag Dimensions Fee Per Bag
50 lbs. or less No Additional Fee Up to 62 in. No Additional Fee
51-100 lbs.  $75 (USD) 63-115 in.  $75 (USD)

Exception: Customers with an origin or destination of Mexico City or Guadalajara may not check oversize or overweight bags from November 15 through January 15.

U.S. Military personnel and dependents eligible for the U.S. Military baggage charge waiver may check bags weighing up to 70 pounds and up to 115 linear inches (length + width + height) without incurring overweight or oversize fees.