Baggage Allowance

Many airlines are charging additional fees for checked baggage. This information is specific to those carriers under the City Pair Program contract. It is intended to provide information and protect travelers under the contracted fares.

As of July 13, 2021, the following is the most up-to-date list of airline checked baggage fees:

Airline Domestic Commercial Baggage Fee Additional Baggage Information
Alaska

First bag: $30

Second bag: $40

Visit Alaska Airlines for detailed baggage information including:
  • checked baggage acceptance times
  • check-in and boarding guidelines
  • checked bag exceptions, and more.
American

First bag: $30

Second bag: $40

Visit American Airlines for detailed baggage allowance information including:
  • size/dimensions exceptions,
  • military personnel guidelines,
  • preferred customers,
  • international travel by regulations, and more.
Delta

First bag: $30

Second bag: $40

Visit Delta Airlines for detailed baggage information including:
  • U.S. military travel,
  • specifics for checked bags based on flight destination, and more.1
Hawaiian

First bag, interisland: $25
First bag, North America: $30

Second bag, interisland: $35
Second bag, North America: $40

Visit Hawaiian Airlines for detailed baggage information including:
  • travel between the Continental US and Hawaii,
  • travel within the state of Hawaii,
  • online discounts and exemptions including active military and preferred customers, and more.1
JetBlue

First bag: $35

Second bag: $45

Visit JetBlue for detailed baggage information including:
  • military personnel exemptions,
  • additional baggage fees for domestic and international checked baggage,
  • time regulations, and more.1
Silver

First bag: $35 to $50

Second bag: $45 to $55

Visit Silver Airways for detailed baggage information including:
  • checked baggage service charges based on flight destinations and time of payment,
  • military personnel exemptions,
  • weight and size allowances, and more.1
Southwest

First bag: $0

Second bag: $0

Visit Southwest for detailed baggage information including:
  • screening,
  • weight and size allowance, and more.
United

First bag: $30 to $35

Second bag: $40 to $45

Visit United Airlines for detailed baggage information including:
  • checked baggage service charges for your itinerary,
  • using the baggage calculator, and more.
1. Select FY22 city pairs have a $0 First Checked Bag Fee. Contact your Travel Management Center (TMC) to determine if this applies to your upcoming travel.

The most current information on baggage allowance policies can be obtained by checking with your agency's Travel Management Center or Commercial Travel Office, or with the individual airline.

The following Federal Travel Regulation excerpt is applicable to payment of baggage expenses when the respective agency determines the miscellaneous expense is in the interest of the government. Federal Travel Regulation 301.12.2 identifies excess baggage as a miscellaneous expense. You should verify your agency’s policy and procedures regarding miscellaneous expense policy on excess baggage fees.

Last Reviewed: 2021-12-21