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Alaska Airlines Baggage Report Card

Carry-on Allowance9/10
Checked Baggage Allowance4/10
Excess Baggage Fees7/10
Overall Grade6.7/10

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Alaska Airlines Pet Policies

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Carry-On Summary

You'll be allowed to bring two items with you as carry-on: a regular piece of carry-on baggage, plus one "personal item" such as a purse or briefcase.

Maximum dimensions are 25x43x61cm (10 x 17 x 24 in). No weight limit is specified in their policies, however you'll have to be able to carry and stow your baggage with you, usually below the seat in front of you. Only lighter and smaller bags will be able to fit into the overhead compartments.

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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

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Checked Baggage Summary

For most regular travellers, Alaska Airlines will charge for every checked bag (yes, including your first bag). The cost is $25 for each of your first 2 bags, and $75 for any additional bags after that.

Special status such as Club 49, Elite Level Mileage, AAdvantage, or other will waive the fees for the first two bags, allowing you to fly on Alaska Airlines without incurring these charges. Be sure to check if your frequent flyer status allows for the bag fees to be waived for your flight, and whether it allows you to check one or two bags free of charge.

Each of these checked bags have a weight limit of 50 pounds (23kg), which if exceeded, will incur additional charges above the normal checked bag fee.

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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

Musical Instruments: Flying with Musical Instruments on Alaska Airlines

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Excess/Oversize/Overweight Summary

Overweight baggage will be charged if any of your bags weighs more than the allowed 23kg (50 lbs). This fee is $75 each way. This is a flat rate for overweight bags, up to a maximum of 100lbs. Alaska Airlines doesn't accept bags heavier than 100lbs.

Alaska Airlines now charges a flat fee for all oversize baggage, from linear dimensions 63-115 inches. The fee is now $75 flat. The discounted fee of $50 for dimensions 63-80 inches no longer applies.

Your bag's size is calculated in linear dimensions, with the TOTAL of LENGTH + WIDTH + HEIGHT not allowed to exceed the specified amount.

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