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Carry-On Allowance9 / 10
Checked Bag Allowance6 / 10
Excess Baggage Fees7 / 10
Overall Grade7.3 / 10
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Volaris Airlines Carry On 2022 - Cabin Bag Size & Weight Limit

Volaris International Flight Carry-On Allowances
Volaris Vuela Basic fare does not allow any cabin baggage on-board, you may only bring a single "personal item" of dimensions 14 x 18 x 8 inches. You can purchase an standard-sized carry-on bag allowance (up to 10 kg / 22 lbs) for $57-$63 (at booking, up to $90 at the airport).

Volaris Vuela Classic fare allows a personal item of 14 x 18 x 8 inches, as well as a ONE carry-on bag of 22 x 16 x 10 inches, with a maximum weight of 10 kg / 22 lbs. If you buy an additional carry-on item (about $95), you are only buying the right to a 2nd carry-on item, but it does not increase your carry-on weight allowance - the 10 kg / 22 lbs weight limit remains the same for the TOTAL of both carry-on bags together.

Volaris Vuela Plus allows a personal item of 14 x 18 x 8 inches, plus TWO carry-on bags of 22 x 16 x 10 inches each. Keep in mind that the 10 kg / 22 lbs weight limit is for both carry-on bags COMBINED, not 10 kg / 22 lbs each. Also, please note that if departing / transiting through the USA, TSA only allows 2 items of carry-on (personal item + carry-on bag) through the security checkpoint, so the 2 carry-on bag allowance is not valid if flying through/from the US.

Volaris National Flights Within Mexico Carry-On Allowance
Vuela Basic passengers may bring 1 small carry-on items, limited in size to 22 x 16 x 10 inches, and a small personal item that must fit under the seat in front of you. The maximum weight of 10 kg / 22 lbs TOTAL (total of both small carry-on items). You can purchase an additional 10 kg / 22 lbs allowance for $710-$910 MXN.

Vuela Classic passengers may bring 2 carry-on items (1 small personal item, 1 standard carry-on item limited in size to 22 x 16 x 10 inches), and maximum weight of 20 kg / 44 lbs TOTAL (total sum of both items).

Vuela Plus passengers have the same carry-on allowance as Vuela Classic passengers, meaning they may also bring 2 carry-on items (1 small personal item, 1 standard 22 x 16 x 10 inches carry-on item), with maximum weights of 20 kg / 44 lbs total between both pieces.


Pre-boarding security screening process
You can take liquids, gels or aerosols in your carry-on baggage in:

Containers no larger than 3.4 oz
A transparent, closed, re-sealable plastic bag

A maximum of 350 ml total may be brought on board as carry-on for any flights going to/from the USA.

The following items are exempt from restriction, must be declared at security and may be subject to revision:

Infant formula, milk and baby food
Drugs with or without medical prescription


Carry-On Security Rules

TSA - (USA): TSA Carry-On Regulations and TSA 3-1-1 Carry-On Liquids Rules

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

E-Cigarettes / Vape: TSA Rules for Flying with Electronic Cigarettes and Vape Pens 2024

Guns / Firearms: How to Fly with a Gun - TSA Rules 2024

Bluetooth Headphones: Using Bluetooth Headphones on an Airplane

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Volaris Airlines Checked Baggage Fees 2022 - Checked Bag Weight & Size Limits




The new Volaris fare types have introduced a low-cost fare, called Vuela Basic, with no checked baggage allowance. The Vuela Classic fare also no longer includes a free checked bag, so you will have to pay for all checked bags. Only the Vuela Plus fare includes 1 free checked bag weighing up to 25 kg / 55 lbs.

Be sure to know which fare-type you are purchasing, and it's associated baggage allowance. It is sometimes much cheaper (up to 50% less) to purchase your bags at the time of booking, rather than adding it on afterward or at the airport (most expensive). However, this is not always the case, Volaris seems to have a bit erratic pricing for adding bags, and it is sometimes cheaper to pay for your bag at the airport than online - see the details below.

Volaris Bag Fees for Vuela Basic and Vuela Classic Fares
No Free Checked Bags are allowed.

National Flights (within Mexico)
1st Bag Fee - Domestic - At time of booking - $1027 MXN (low season) $1027 MXN (high season)
1st Bag Fee - Domestic - Preflight - $1365 MXN (low season) $1365 MXN (high season)
1st Bag Fee - Domestic - At Airport - $1100 MXN (low season) $1300 MXN (high season)

2nd Bag Fee - Domestic - At time of booking - $1300 MXN (low season) $1560 MXN (high season)
2nd Bag Fee - Domestic - Preflight - $1365 MXN (low season) $1365 MXN (high season)
2nd Bag Fee - Domestic - At Airport - $1199 MXN (low season) $1500 MXN (high season)

International Flights (US-Central America)
1st Bag Fee - Between US and Central America - At time of booking - $72 USD (low season) $110 USD (high season)
1st Bag Fee - Between US and Central America - Pre-flight - $133 USD (low season) $133 USD (high season)
1st Bag Fee - Between US and Central America - At Airport - $110 USD (low season) $150 USD (high season)

2nd Bag Fee - Between US and Central America - At time of booking - $250 USD (low season) $260 USD (high season)
2nd Bag Fee - Between US and Central America - Pre-flight - $264 USD (low season) $275 USD (high season)
2nd Bag Fee - Between US and Central America - At Airport - $300 USD (low season) $300 USD (high season)

International Flights (MEX-Central America)
1st Bag Fee - Between MEX-Central America - At time of booking - $72 USD (low season) $72 USD (high season)
1st Bag Fee - Between MEX-Central America - Pre-flight - $110 USD (low season) $110 USD (high season)
1st Bag Fee - Between MEX-Central America - At Airport - $110 USD (low season) $130 USD (high season)

2nd Bag Fee - Between MEX-Central America - At time of booking - $204 USD (low season) $204 USD (high season)
2nd Bag Fee - Between MEX-Central America - Pre-flight - $186 USD (low season) $186 USD (high season)
2nd Bag Fee - Between MEX-Central America - At Airport - $300 USD (low season) $300 USD (high season)

International Flights (Intra-Central America)
1st Bag Fee - At time of booking - $43 USD (low season) $43 USD (high season)
1st Bag Fee - Pre-flight - $56 USD (low season) $56 USD (high season)
1st Bag Fee - At Airport - $50 USD (low season) $130 USD (high season)

2nd Bag Fee - At time of booking - $204 USD (low season) $204 USD (high season)
2nd Bag Fee - Pre-flight - $186 USD (low season) $186 USD (high season)
2nd Bag Fee - At Airport - $300 USD (low season) $300 USD (high season)

International Flights (MEX-US, Other)
1st Bag Fee - At time of booking - $75 USD (low season) $104 USD (high season)
1st Bag Fee - Pre-flight - $82 USD (low season) $121 USD (high season)
1st Bag Fee - At Airport - $150 USD (low season) $150 USD (high season)

2nd Bag Fee - At time of booking - $143 USD (low season) $143 USD (high season)
2nd Bag Fee - Pre-flight - $121 USD (low season) $150 USD (high season)
2nd Bag Fee - At Airport - $190 USD (low season) $190 USD (high season)

A good option is to consider the "More Baggage Combo", for up to $160 Low Season or $200 High Season USD on International Flights (when booked in advance) to add 1 carry-on item, 1 checked bag, and 1 sporting equipment for a single fee. Although not as significant as in years past, there are still savings when compared to buying these items separately, especially when pre-booking the combo online. As of June 28 2022, there is a "More Baggage Combo" available for Intra-Central America flights for $100 USD at time of booking. For 2022, the More Baggage Combo is no longer available to be booked online for domestic flights, you must contact the call centre. For international flights you can add this combo via Volaris.com.

Each checked bag is limited to 55lbs / 25 kg, otherwise excess weight fees will apply.

Volaris "Vuela Plus"
The Volaris "Vuela Plus" fare allows 1 Free checked bag, weighing up to a maximum of 55lbs/25kg, and 2 carry-on bags with a total weight of 10 kg / 22 lbs. Additional baggage fees are the same as detailed above for "2nd Bag Fee".

You may take up to a total of 4 extra checked bags of maximum 55 lbs. and 62 total inches (height + width + length) each, for an extra cost per checked piece. Extra baggage can be purchased online at the time of booking for the lowest rates, otherwise you will be charged more when adding it to your reservation or when checking in at the airport.


Useful Links

Linear Dimensions: What are Linear Dimensions?

Piece vs Weight: What is Piece Concept vs Weight Concept

Packing List: Travel Packing Checklist

Marijuana / Cannabis: Rules for Flying with Marijuana / Cannabis in 2024

Musical Instruments: Flying with Musical Instruments on Volaris Airlines

Wheelchairs: Flying with Wheelchairs on Volaris Airlines

Delayed/Cancelled Flights: How to Claim Compensation for Flight Delays

Guns / Firearms: How to Fly with a Gun - TSA Rules 2024


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Volaris Airlines Overweight Baggage Fee 2022 - Extra Bag Fee - Oversize Baggage

Adding Additional Bags on Volaris
If you would like to take more bags on your Volaris flight, it is possible by paying an extra bag fee. You may check up to a maximum of 4 additional bags per person. It is usually cheaper to purchase your extra baggage at the time of making your booking, rather than adding it afterwards or at the airport.

If flying with a piece of sports equipment, we highly recommend the Volaris "More Baggage Combo" to save some money on your trip - for international flights it will cost you $160 ($200 during High Season), and includes 1 carry-on bag, 1 standard checked bag up to 25 kg, and 1 item of sports equipment. On Domestic flights within Mexico, you can no longer purchase this combo online, and you will have to contact Volaris by phone to add the "More Baggage Combo" if it is available for your flight.

Volaris Extra Baggage Fees
Extra Bag Fee - Domestic - At time of booking - $1300 MXN (low season) $1560 MXN (high season)
Extra Bag Fee - Domestic - Preflight - $1365 MXN (low season) $1365 MXN (high season)
Extra Bag Fee - Domestic - At Airport - $1199 MXN (low season) $1500 MXN (high season)

Extra Bag Fee - Between US and Central America - At time of booking - $250 USD (low season) $260 USD (high season)
Extra Bag Fee - Between US and Central America - Pre-flight - $264 USD (low season) $275 USD (high season)
Extra Bag Fee - Between US and Central America - At Airport - $300 USD (low season) $300 USD (high season)

Extra Bag Fee - Between MEX-Central America - At time of booking - $204 USD (low season) $204 USD (high season)
Extra Bag Fee - Between MEX-Central America - Pre-flight - $186 USD (low season) $186 USD (high season)
Extra Bag Fee - Between MEX-Central America - At Airport - $300 USD (low season) $300 USD (high season)

Extra Bag Fee - Intra-Central America - At time of booking - $204 USD (low season) $204 USD (high season)
Extra Bag Fee - Intra-Central America - Pre-flight - $186 USD (low season) $186 USD (high season)
Extra Bag Fee - Intra-Central America - At Airport - $300 USD (low season) $300 USD (high season)

Extra Bag Fee - Between MEX-US or Other - At time of booking - $143 USD (low season) $143 USD (high season)
Extra Bag Fee - Between MEX-US or Other - Pre-flight - $121 USD (low season) $150 USD (high season)
Extra Bag Fee - Between MEX-US or Other - At Airport - $190 USD (low season) $190 USD (high season)

Overweight Checked Baggage on Volaris Flights
Overweight baggage (weighing more than 25 kg) is charged a flat fee, depending on the total weight of the bag.
Domestic
Excess baggage from 26 to 35 kg - $800 MXN (low season), $1000 MXN (high season)
Excess baggage from 36 to 46 kg - $1800 MXN (low season), $2000 MXN (high season)

International - Intra-Central America
Excess baggage from 26-35 kg - $50 USD (low season), $50 USD (high season)
Excess baggage from 36 to 46 kg - $50 USD (low season), $100 USD (high season)

International - Other
Excess baggage from 26 to 35 kg - $90 USD (low season), $150 USD (high season)
Excess baggage from 36 to 46 kg - $180 USD (low season), $200 USD (high season)

Considerations:
Oversize fee applies for checked baggage exceeding 62 inches. Volaris reserves the right to accept baggage exceeding the limits

The maximum weight of a checked bag is 99 lbs, otherwise, it won’t be accepted and must be sent by Cargo service (subject to availability)

The excess baggage charges apply for any checked baggage that exceeds the allowed weight.



Last Updated: 04 Jul 2022
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