The Airline Baggage Policy: How Much to Carry While Traveling!


While traveling you need to keep in mind how much baggage to carry. Thus, we are going to elaborate on the various Airline Baggage Policy, and the Excess Baggage Fee one has to pay. In this article, we are going to also shine a light on the Carry-on Baggage Policy and Checked-in Baggage Policy of various airlines. So, first of all, get ready to discover the Baggage Policy and know the amount of baggage to carry while you travel!

Alaska Airlines

Hand Luggage Checked-in bag
There is no maximum weight stated 22” x 14” x 9” To be 50 lbs (32 kg)
Maximum dimension – 62 inches (157 cm) $25 each for 1st and the 2nd bag
$75 for a third and additional bag

In Alaska Airlines oversize and overweight bag fees are $75 each. Alaska Airlines also has a baggage guarantee. In case one’s baggage is not at baggage claim within a matter of 20 minutes of the planes arrival – then the carrier gives either a $25 discount code that can be used on a future flight or 2,500 Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan bonus miles!

British Airways

We are now going to lay down the Baggage Policy of British Airways. So, one can understand the Carry on Baggage Policy and the Checked-in Baggage Policy

Hand luggage Checked – in bag
One can carry 1 handbag/laptop bag
max weight should be 51 lbs/23 kg
The dimension up to 18 x 14 x 8 in (45 x 36 x 20cm)

Plus 1 additional cabin bag

max weight should be 51 lbs (23 kg)
The dimension up to 22 x 18 x 10 in (56 x 45 x 25cm)
1st bag is free
*Basic tickets excluded

Many route specifics so check your route description and understand that

Some routes include up to 2 free bags

weight of the Bag at 51 lbs (23 kg)
Dimension – 35.5 x 29.5 x 16 in (90 x 75 x 43cm)

Overweight bags will need to be paid for. A fee of $65 per bag may apply, unless over 71 lbs (32kg). Bags heavier than that will be shipped as cargo.

To understand the excess baggage fee for British Airways one can call iBookAir – 1-888-898-0053

Delta Airlines

Hand Luggage Checked-in baggage
There is no max. weight
*Exceptions for Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai
The dimension should be 22″ x 14″ x 9″ inches
(56 x 35 x 23 cm)
Pay $25 1st bag within the US
Charge $35 2nd bag within the US
pay $60/€50/75 CAD Int’l 1st bag
Charge $100/€85/120 CAD Int’l 2nd bag
1st bag free with Delta SkyMiles credit card
50 lbs. (23 kg)
62 in (157 cm) when adding total
Length + Width + Height

The excess baggage fee ranges from $150 to $200

Etihad Airlines

To understand the Baggage Policy of Etihad, read below:

Hand Luggage Checked-in baggage
1x cabin bag 15 lbs (7 kg)
Dimension – (50 cm x 40 cm x 25 cm) max
Plus 1x personal item
must fit under the set
11 lbs (5 kg) max
The 1st bag is free: general policy, but there are many country specifics
The 2 bags free: journeys to/from US and Canada
$110 upgrade bag to 70 lbs (32 kg): from US and Canada to Asia, Africa, and Europe
51 lbs (23 kg) each
Maximum dimensions to/from Canada and the US:
(70 cm x 50 cm x 38 cm)
Maximum dimensions to/from all other destinations:
(90 cm x  72cm x 45 cm)

To know more about the excess baggage fee call iBookAir – 1-888-898-0053

Lufthansa Airlines

Hand luggage Checked-in baggage
17.6 lbs (8 kg)max. 21.65″ x 15.74″ x 9.05″ (inches)
max. 55 x 40 x 23 cm
Free = 1st bag
* Economy Light option excluded
$16/€15 within Germany
$27/€25 within Europe
$60/€50 Intercontinental
*these are the online booking prices.
You will pay more if you pay at the airport or at the gate  
Extra bags:
$46/€40 Domestic routes (Germany) $57/€50 within Europe
$86/€75 North Africa, Central Asia and
Eastern Mediterranean coastal countries
$115/€100 Short intercontinental routes
$138/€120/180 CAD Medium intercontinental route
$173/€150/225 CAD Long intercontinental
$150/€100/150 CAD Routes to/from Japan
50 lbs (23 kg)Max size per piece of
baggage is 62 inches
Max size per piece of baggage is 158 c(height + width + depth)  

United Airlines

Hand luggage Checked-in baggage
Basic Economy: 1x personal item
Dimension – 9 inches x 10 inches x 17 inches (22 cm x 25 cm x 43 cm)

$25 carry-on fee (bag will be checked)

9 inches x 14 inches x 22 inches (22 cm x 35 cm x 56 cm)Premier members, MileagePlus credit cardholders, some other cabins

1x cabin bag + 1 personal item 9 inches x 14 inches x 22 inches (22 cm x 35 cm x 56 cm)
$30 1st bag – US domestic
$40 2nd – US domestic
$0 – 1st bag international flights to Europe
$100 – 2nd bag international flights to Europe   2 bags free – international flights to Japan, China,and Australia
50 lbs (23 kg)
Max dimensions: 62 inches
(158 cm)

So, one should understand the Carry on Baggage Policy, checked-in Baggage Policy, and excess Baggage Fee for United Airlines. Overweight bags cost $100 for a weight of 51-70 lbs. One will be charged $200 for 71-100 lbs. Oversize bags also $100

Tips to take more baggage and avoid unexpected fees:

There are some ways which can make your travel easier. For example, buy an airline credit card or a travel card. With the help of this one can collect ample points or even flyer miles. With the help of this card, one can gain some perks like a free checked-in bag and also avail priority boarding!

Like to Learn More? Check out our next blog for Pet Policy of Airlines here.


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