Alaska Airlines Baggage Policy

The following is the Alaska Airlines (AS) and Horizon Airlines baggage policy for normal basic fares:

  • Carry-on baggage.
  • 1 personal item – Fee free
  • 1 carry-on item – Fee free
  • Checked baggage / Hold luggage – Applicable fees per bag increase with the number checked.
  • Overweight and Oversize bags – Applicable fees per bag depending on weight and size categories.
  • Sports equipment – Certain items might have applicable fees.

About Alaska Airlines Carry-on Baggage Policy

Per passenger, Alaska Airlines (AS) allows one carry-on bag and one personal item (purse, briefcase, laptop bag) at no cost.

The following size and weight limits apply to carry-on luggage:

  • Beginning on June 4, 2018, the carry-on dimension for Alaska Airlines is 45 linear inches (22 x 14 x 9in) or 115 centimeters (61 x 43 x 25 cm) including handles and wheels.
  • Fit within the overhead storage or beneath the seat in front of you.
  • Your carry-on allowance does not apply to a jacket, umbrella, duty-free articles, or assistive devices (wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, strollers, child restraint seats, etc.).
  • Diaper carriers are considered the one permitted personal item.

Alaska Airlines Checked Baggage Policy

The following outlines the standard checked baggage / hold luggage policy of Alaska Airlines (AS):

  • 2 bags standard
  • Maximum dimensions: 62 inches or 157 centimeters (length + width + height)
  • Maximum weight: 50 pounds or 23 kilograms

Alaska Airlines Baggage Fees

Yes, costs are likely to be charged. They depend on the type of fare you purchased, your destination, your status in the Alaska Airlines (AS) frequent flyer program, your status with an affiliated carrier, and whether or not you have an Alaska Airlines (AS) sponsored credit/charge card.

AS’s standard checked baggage / hold luggage expenses are as follows:

  • First bag: $30.00 USD
  • Second bag: $40.00 USD
  • Third and each additional: $100.00 USD
  • Within the State of Alaska: First, Second, and Third bags: Free

Alaska Airlines Overweight Baggage Fees

Alaska Airlines (AS) will charge the following fees for baggage that surpass the standard weight limit of 50 pounds or 23 kilograms:

  • 51 to 100 pounds or 24 to 46 kilograms: an additional $100 per bag
  • Bags weighing more than 100 pounds or 46 kilograms will not be accepted as checked or hold luggage.

Alaska Airlines Oversized Baggage Fees

Alaska Airlines (AS) will charge an additional $100.00 USD for luggage measuring between 63 and 115 linear inches or 160 and 292 centimeters. Bags exceeding 115 linear inches or 292 centimeters will not be accepted as checked or carry-on luggage.


Are There Any Fees Associated With Sporting Equipment on Alaska Airlines?

Skis, golf bags, fishing equipment, hockey, and lacrosse equipment will be accepted up to the size and weight limits of Alaska Airlines (AS) and will qualify as one checked bag/hold bag. There may be associated costs. We suggest you check out Alaska Airlines Check-In Policy.

What are Alaska Airlines Excess Cargo Fees?

Alaska Airlines (AS) will assess a fee of $100.00 USD for the third and each additional Luggage.

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