Traveling by plane can be a great way to reach your destination quickly and comfortably, but one of the most important things to consider when planning your trip is how many suitcases you can take on a plane with you.
Depending on the airline, the route, and the fare class you choose, there may be different rules and restrictions on the number and size of bags you can bring on board.
In this article, we’ll take a look at the various factors that determine how many suitcases you can take on a plane, and show the luggage allowance for a number of major airlines.
Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or a first-time flyer, this guide will help you navigate the often-confusing world of baggage policies and make sure your bags make it to your destination with you.
Disclaimer- All the information given in this article has been researched on the official website of the respective airlines and we do recheck the information from time to time. Kindly, check the official website of the company at the time you book your tickets.
How many bags can you take on a plane on different airlines?
Here’s how many suitcases can you check in on different US domestic airlines with their charge.
Alaska Airlines is one of those airlines that let their passengers take a suitcase and a personal item (it can be a purse or laptop) for free.
For bringing additional luggage, you have to pay $30, $40, and $100 for an extra one suitcase, two suitcases, and three suitcases respectively.
You will have to pay from $10 to $75 to take your luggage on Allegiant Air, which depends on the distance you are traveling and when you are adding your luggage to your check-in.
At the time you book your tickets, you will need to pay around $25 to $35 for checking up to 4 suitcases. But if you wait and check your luggage on the day you depart, then you will need to pay a fixed amount of $45.
American Airlines allow their passengers to bring one carry-on and a personal item for free.
If you are taking domestic flights, you can bring up to 10 suitcases with a charge of $30 for the first suitcase, $40 for the second suitcase, and $150 for the third suitcase.
You will have to pay $200 for each additional suitcase after the third suitcase.
Traveling in Cape Air can be free from luggage charges if you are bringing only one bag or any personal item.
For another suitcase up to 50 pounds, you will need to pay a charge of $30. Similarly, for the second bag, you will need to pay $40, and $80 for the third suitcase.
One carry-on and a personal item are free of charge to bring on Delta Airlines. It costs $30 to bring one suitcase under 50 pounds. Similarly, an additional $40 will be charged for an extra suitcase.
There are some exceptions associated with people traveling from Florida and Key West. According to the rule, these people are allowed with only one checked bag.
When you buy a ticket on Frontier Airlines, you have to pay $30 for one suitcase at the time of booking. For adding one more suitcase, they will charge $45. After the second suitcase, if you add more luggage, then $85 will be charged for each suitcase subsequently.
The above charges will increase for the luggage if you bring more suitcases to check in after the booking.
In Hawaiian Airlines, passengers can bring one carry-on bag and a personal item, like a laptop, for free. Charges for the checked bags will depend on your flight destination.
If you are booking tickets to travel within Hawaii, charges will be $25 and $35 to check the first and second suitcases respectively. After that $50 will be charged for each additional bag.
If you are traveling outside Hawaii, the prices mentioned above will change. Suppose you are traveling to North America, you will be charged $30 and $40 for the first and second bags and $100 for each additional bag.
You can check up to 2 suitcases for free if you are flying in first class.
Another airline that allows the passenger to bring a carry-on and a personal item for free is Jetblue Airlines. Prices for additional luggage depend on the fare option you selected.
On Jetblue Airlines, you will need to pay $30 for one suitcase, $40 for two bags, and $150 for subsequent suitcases.
Southwest Airlines are rather unique as the first two checked bags fly free. There are weight and size limits of course which are that each checked bag can weigh 50 pounds or less and be 62 inches in size (length + width + height).
Each additional bag and any oversized bag (which weighs more than 50 pounds or is larger than 62 inches) is $75 per item, one-way.
Skis, snowboards and golf bags may also fly free, and all surfboards fly free in Hawaii.
Charges in Spirit Airlines vary for different destinations. However, it ranges from around $26 to $35 for most domestic flights in the US. You can bring one personal item for free.
Passengers are allowed to take up to five suitcases. For the first and second suitcases, you will be charged $30 and $40 respectively. For the other three bags, you have to pay $85 for each one.
If you are traveling with United Airlines and you have booked a ticket above basic economy class, you will be allowed to take a carry-on bag and one personal item for free.
Generally, the cost for one checked bag is $30 and $40 for a second bag. An additional cost of $150 will be charged for each extra bag.
The number of suitcases you can bring on a plane depends on the airline you are flying with. While traveling with one airline, you will be allowed to check in 10 suitcases, whereas, with another airline, there can be only 5 suitcases allowed for the passengers to bring on the plane.
Additionally, the costs charged by each airline to check in the bags are different. It also depends on how far you are traveling. Some airlines have restrictions on the maximum weight of suitcases. A little research before traveling on a plane can save a good amount of money.
Wishing you a happy journey!