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Baggage Rules, Limits, & Fees

When planning your trip with Alaska Airlines, it is important to familiarize yourself with the baggage rules, limits, and fees to ensure a smooth and hassle-free travel experience. Understanding the guidelines for carry-on bags, checked baggage, and special items will help you pack efficiently and avoid any unexpected charges.

Carry-On Bags

Alaska Airlines allows each passenger to bring one carry-on bag and one personal item on board. The carry-on bag must fit in the overhead bin and should not exceed the dimensions of 22" x 14" x 9" (length x width x height). Additionally, the personal item, such as a purse, laptop bag, or small backpack, should fit under the seat in front of you.

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It is essential to note that the weight of your carry-on bag should not exceed 50 pounds (23 kilograms) to ensure your safety and the comfort of other passengers.

Checked Baggage

Alaska Airlines offers different baggage allowances based on the fare type, destination, and the passenger's membership status in their frequent flier program, Mileage Plan.

For domestic flights within the United States, the standard checked baggage allowance is one bag with a maximum weight of 50 pounds (23 kilograms) and a maximum linear dimension of 62 inches (length + width + height). However, if you are a member of Alaska Airlines' Mileage Plan, you may be eligible for additional free checked bags depending on your membership level.

For international flights, the checked baggage allowance may vary depending on the destination and fare type. It is advisable to check the specific limits and fees for your international itinerary before traveling.

Extra, Oversized, and Special Items

If you plan to bring extra, oversized, or special items, such as sporting equipment, musical instruments, or fragile items, Alaska Airlines offers specific guidelines and fees for these non-standard baggage items.

Extra or overweight baggage may incur additional charges, which can vary based on the weight and dimensions of the item. It is recommended to contact Alaska Airlines directly or visit their website to obtain the most up-to-date information on fees and restrictions for these items.

Please note that air carriers often change the details of these rules and requirements, so be sure to check directly with Alaska Airlines on the day you are flying for the most accurate information. Familiarizing yourself with the baggage rules, limits, and fees will help you have a stress-free journey and avoid any surprises at the airport.

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