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AirTran Airways Baggage Report Card

Carry-on Allowance9/10
Checked Baggage Allowance6/10
Excess Baggage Fees8/10
Overall Grade7.7/10

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AirTran Airways Carry-On Allowance 2018 ↑ Back to Top

Carry-On Summary

AirTran allows you to bring on board two pieces as carry-on, including one regular carry-on item, plus one "personal item" such as a purse, briefcase, or garment bag.

The maximum size for the carry-on item is 24x16x10", and the personal item is limited to 17x12x8.5". Weights are not specified.

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Carry-On Security Rules

TSA - (USA): TSA Carry-On Regulations and Carry-On Liquid Restrictions

CATSA - (Canada): CATSA Carry-On Prohibited Items and CATSA Carry-On Liquids and Gel Restrictions

AirTran Airways Checked Baggage Allowance 2018 ↑ Back to Top

Checked Baggage Summary

AirTran does not allow any free bags, charging $20 for the first checked bag. A second bag will cost an additional $25 to check in.

Each of these bags is limited to a maximum of 50lbs (23kg) each.

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Useful Links

Linear Dimensions: What are Linear Dimensions?

Piece vs Weight: What is Piece Concept vs Weight Concept

Packing List: Travel Packing Checklist

AirTran Airways Oversize/Overweight Baggage Fees 2018 ↑ Back to Top

Excess/Oversize/Overweight Summary

AirTran considers bags overweight if they weigh more than 50lbs/23kg. In these cases, it will cost you $50 per bag, and a maximum weight of up to 100lbs, after which it will not be accepted as checked baggage.

A 3rd, 4th, and 5th bag will cost you an additional $50 each, with the price jumping up to $110 per bag if checking in 10 or more bags.

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