A Look at Airline Baggage Fees

As part of a promotional effort coinciding with the release of a new bike travel bag, Sci'Con took on the arduous task of compiling information about US airlines’ fees for bringing a bike along. The shifting sands of airline fees mean that these can change at a moment’s notice, but offer a good starting point for research into your next trip.

Airline Treated as part of normal luggage Extra Costs Max Weight (lb) Additional Info

American Airlines

No

$150 each way

70

Maximum size is 126 dimensional inches. More info here.

Delta

No

$150 each way

 -

More info here.

Frontier

No

$75 each way

50

More info here.

Jet Blue

Yes

Free if counted as first free checked bag and under 62 dimensional inches.

50

$50 each way if not counted as first free checked bag - max weight for this is 99lb. More info here.

Southwest Airlines

No

Free if under 50lb and 62 dimensional inches.

50

$75 each way if outside 62 dimensional inches and above 50lb. More info here.

United Airlines

No

$150 each way

70

More info here.

US Airways 

No

Free if under 50lb and 62 dimensional inches. 

50

$150 each way if over checked bag dimensions. More info here.

Air Canada

No

$50 each way unless traveling first or business class

70

Must prebook at least 24 hours in advance. Must be under 115 dimensional inches. More info here.

Alaska Airlines

No

$75 each way

100

Treated as oversized baggage. More info here.

WestJet

Yes

$25-$265.50 depending on type of ticket, size, weight & whether it’s and additional piece of checked baggage

50

Very complex system, would recommend calculating size and weight beforehand. More info here.

Spirit Airlines

Yes but with additional fee

$75 each way

-

Must call after booking online to reserve bike. More info here.

Hawaiian Airlines

No

Depends on route but generally $100-$150 each way 

50

Oversized baggage charges apply if over 50lb. Must be wrapped in stiff cardboard with pedals off or in a bike bag or case. More info here.

Allegiant Air

No

N/A

N/A

Bikes are not accepted on any of Allegiant Air flights. More info here.

Sun Country Airlines

No

$75 each way

100

More info here.

Air Transat No $30 each way 70 No box required, plastic bag provided. More info here

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