How Much Do Overweight Luggage Fees Cost?

Overweight luggage fees can cost you an extra money when you are flying with almost any airline.  Most of the time, the weight limit on a single suitcase is 50 pounds.  If your suitcase is heavier than this, you will need to pay extra in order to check your bag.

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How much does it cost?

AirlineOverweight Baggage Fee Range
AirTran$50 (51-100 pounds)
Air Canada$75 (51-100 pounds)
Alaska$75 (51-100 pounds)
Allegiant$50 (41-70 pounds); $75 (71-100 pounds)
American$100 (51-70 pounds); $200 (71-100 pounds)
British$60 (51-100 pounds)
Delta$100 (51-70 pounds); $200 (71-100 pounds)
Frontier$75 (51-100 pounds)
Hawaiian$50 (51-70 pounds); $200(71-100 pounds)
JetBlue$50 (51-70 pounds); $100(71-100 pounds)
Spirit$25 (41-50 pounds); $50(51-70 pounds); $100 (71-99 pounds)
Southwest$75 (51-100 pounds)
United$100 (51-70 pounds); $200 (71-99 pounds)
US Airways$90 (51-70 pounds); $175 (71-99 pounds)
Virgin$50 (51-70 pounds); $100 (71-10 pounds)

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