Checked baggage

Travel may be solely on Alaska Airlines but can still be subject to another airline's bag charges. Refer to your travel confirmation to determine which airline's baggage policy applies. When Alaska Airlines baggage policy applies, the following rules and fees are in effect:

Exceptions to standard baggage charges

We will transport the following items free of charge and not count them toward your checked baggage allowance:

  • Strollers and car seats - when traveling with infants or children
  • Pineapple from Hawaii - one properly packaged box of pineapples when traveling within the United States from Honolulu (HNL), Kona (KOA), Maui (OGG), or Kauai (LIH)
  • Mobility aids and medical assistive devices - visit our accessible services pages for more information
  • Wine (Mileage Plan™ members only) - one protectively packaged case of wine when traveling on flights from the following airports, within the United States: Burbank (BUR), Fresno (FAT), Los Angeles (LAX), Monterey (MRY), Oakland (OAK), Orange County (SNA), Ontario (ONT), Palm Springs (PSP), Sacramento (SMF), San Diego (SAN), San Francisco (SFO), San Jose (SJC), San Luis Obispo (SBP), Santa Barbara (SBA), Sonoma (STS), Boise (BOI), Eugene (EUG), Medford (MFR), Portland (PDX), Redmond (RDM), Bellingham (BLI), Pasco (PSC), Pullman (PUW), Seattle (SEA), Spokane (GEG), Walla Walla (ALW), Wenatchee (EAT), and Yakima (YKM). The program does not apply when flying to international destinations.

Seasonal baggage limits

During peak travel periods, we limit the number of bags that can be checked by each passenger, to and from the following cities:

Seasonal baggage limits table
City Date range Limit
Dillingham June 6 - June 30
Alaska Airlines flights 1-1999
no more than 2 checked bags per person
Additional baggage may be checked and accepted on a standby, space-available basis. You will be notified by Alaska Airlines return to the airport to pick up standby baggage when it arrives.
Dillingham June 6 - August 30
PenAir flights 3124-3274
no more than 2 checked bags per person
Additional baggage may be checked and accepted on a standby, space-available basis. You will be notified by Alaska Airlines return to the airport to pick up standby baggage when it arrives.
Dutch Harbor May 27 - June 30
December 26 - January 31
Alaska Airlines flights 3296-3299
no more than 2 checked bags per person
Additional baggage may be checked and accepted on a standby, space-available basis. You will be notified by Alaska Airlines return to the airport to pick up standby baggage when it arrives.
Guadalajara
Mexico City
November 15 - January 15
Alaska Airlines flights 1-1999
no more than 2 checked bags per person
no excess, oversize, or overweight bags allowed
King Salmon June 6 - June 30
Alaska Airlines flights 1-1999
no more than 2 checked bags per person
Additional baggage may be checked and accepted on a standby, space-available basis. You will be notified by Alaska Airlines return to the airport to pick up standby baggage when it arrives.
King Salmon June 6 - August 30
PenAir flights 3124-3274
no more than 2 checked bags per person
Additional baggage may be checked and accepted on a standby, space-available basis. You will be notified by Alaska Airlines return to the airport to pick up standby baggage when it arrives.

Baggage fee waivers

Travel that includes Alaska Airlines flights 5000-5499 (operated by Qantas), is subject to different baggage fees and rules. Learn more

Our baggage fees have recently changed: If you purchased or last changed your ticket prior to December 5, 2018, Your baggage fees may be different. Learn more

Note: Applicable baggage waivers cannot be combined with other free baggage allowances. We will waive the standard luggage fee in the following instances:

Baggage fee waivers table
Baggage fee waiver for: First bag Second bag 3 or more bags
Eligible Alaska Airlines Visa® cardholders and up to 6 other passengers traveling in the same reservation. Restrictions apply. Free $40 $100 per bag
Alaska Airlines Visa® Business cardholders and up to 6 passengers traveling in the same reservation. Restrictions apply. Free $40 $100 per bag
Alaska Airlines World Elite® Mastercard® cardholders and up to 6 passengers traveling in the same reservation. Restrictions apply. Free $40 $100 per bag
Customers traveling in First Class - you must be upgraded before baggage has been accepted to receive fee waiver Free Free $100 per bag
Elite level Mileage Plan™ members and companions traveling in the same reservation Free Free $100 per bag
Club 49® members traveling on a ticket that contains at least one Alaska Airlines city in Alaska Free Free $100 per bag
Customers ticketed for travel solely within the state of Alaska First 3 bags free;
additional bags $100 each
Active duty US military personnel with valid military ID: Bags may weigh up to 70 pounds and be up to 115" (linear) without incurring overweight or oversize fees. First 5 bags free;
additional bags $100 each
Active duty US military dependents with valid military ID and travel orders: Bags may weigh up to 70 pounds and be up to 115" (linear) without incurring overweight or oversize fees. First 5 bags free;
additional bags $100 each
how to measure bags

Measuring bags

Measure the distance from the floor to the highest point on the top of the bag (typically the handle.) Then, measure the width of the bag from side-to-side when looking at it from the front. Last, measure the thickness of the bag when looking at it from the side. The sum of these equals the total linear inches.

Place an identification tag inside your bag.

In the rare event that your carry-on bag is misplaced, this free downloadable tag will make the identification and return process quicker. Simply complete the form and place it inside your bag.

Download a baggage ID tag. (PDF File is 343K)