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 August 28, 2018, the following is the most up-to-date list of airline checked baggage fees:

(Some of the links below lead to nongovernment websites).

Airline Domestic Commercial Bag Fee First Bag Domestic Commercial Bag Fee Second Bag International Baggage Fee & Additional Information on Baggage Concerns
Alaska $30 $40 Select Alaska Airlines for detailed baggage information including checked baggage acceptance times, check-in and boarding guidelines, checked bag exceptions, an more.
American $30 $40 Select American Airlines for detailed baggage allowance information including (size/dimensions, exceptions, military personnel guidelines, preferred customers, international travel regulations) and more.
Delta $30 $40 Select Delta Airlines for detailed baggage information including U.S. military travel, specifics for checked bags based on flight destination, and more.
Hawaiian $25 $35 Select 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.


$40 Select JetBlue for detailed baggage information including military personnel exemptions, additional baggage fees for domestic and international checked baggage, time regulations, and more.
Southwest $0 $0 Select Southwest for detailed baggage information including screening, weight and size allowance and more.
United $30 $40 Select United Airlines for detailed baggage information including checked baggage service charges for your itinerary; using the baggage calculator, and more.

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: 2019-10-31