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Best Airlines for Oversized Baggage

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Discover what makes an airline offer Oversized Baggage and what are the best airlines that allow oversized baggage on flights.

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What makes an airline offer oversized baggage?

Travelling can become frustrating at times especially when you want to take your wardrobe with you. It can be really hard to decide what clothes, shoes or accessories you want to take with you and what you want to leave at home. Also, this can be annoying when you don't have any space to fit all those gifts you've bought for friends and family forcing you to pay for high extra baggage fees. See our guide on what you can and can't take on a flight. Rest assured certain airlines now offer oversized baggage allowance so choose from our list and book your airline so you could start packing.

How much are airline baggage fees? The table below shows you an overview of fees that you may be likely to pay in order to check your bag for domestic flights within the United States. The airline baggage fee you likely to pay may vary in terms of fare class, frequent flyer status, and the specific route you're flown on.

For more information on baggage fees please contact us or visit your airline's website.

First checked bag:

  • Fee (USD): $30
  • Max Weight (kg): 23kg
  • Max Size (L+W+H): 62"

Second checked bag:

  • Fee (USD): $40
  • Max Weight (kg): 23kg
  • Max Size (L+W+H): 62"

Third checked bag:

  • Fee (USD): $150+
  • Max Weight (kg): 23kg
  • Max Size (L+W+H): 62"

Fourth(+) checked bag:

  • Fee (USD): $200+
  • Max Weight (kg): 23kg
  • Max Size (L+W+H): 62"

Overweight surcharge (23g - 45kg):

  • Fee (USD): +$150
  • Max Size (L+W+H): 62"

Overweight surcharge (45kg+):

  • Fee (USD): +$200
  • Max Size (L+W+H): 62"

Oversized surcharge (45kg+):

  • Fee (USD): +$200
  • Max Size (L+W+H): 63" - 80"

More useful guides:

If you are looking for more information on how to book baggage or extra baggage for your flight online click here.

Check out this guide to find out what happens to your baggage after you check it in.

Tips for oversized baggage?

What you really want to avoid is finding out at the airport that your baggage is over the airline weight limit, so do check your allowance and stick to it. Apart from that you can go online before you arrive for your flight and pre-book extra bags and weight for a reduced fee which you can do here.

Suitcase being weighed at check-in

The best airlines that offer oversized baggage

The most generous airlines that offer oversized baggage are those in the Middle East. EmiratesQatar Airways and Etihad Airways fly out from numerous US and UK airports to locations around the world through via hubs in Dubai, Doha and Abu Dhabi. Emirates allows 30kg baggage allowance with their Flex ticket, Qatar Airways offers 30kg in one bag on many flights and Etihad Airways usually provides 23kg over multiple bags on economy fares.

Other international carriers such as British AirwaysVirgin AtlanticUnited AirlinesAir France and KLM normally allows one bag of 23kg within fares. These airlines all offer this as part of their standard economic fares however this is dependent on the route.

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