Airline Baggage Regulations


Regulations for baggage allowance vary from airline to airline. Be sure to check the baggage allowance before your arrival at the airport. Many airlines operate under strict regulations and will charge extra for overweight baggage. Some airlines charge up to $10 for every pound you are over your limit. You will be responsible for covering the cost of any overweight baggage when you check in at the airport.

Generally, two pieces of check-in luggage and one carry-on bag are allowed per customer. A typical weight limit of each checked piece is 50 lbs., but double check specifics with the airline you choose.

For your own protection, all baggage should be identified on the inside and outside with your name, contact information, and destination abroad. You may also wish to protect your belongings with personal property or baggage insurance. Do not pack valuable items in your checked luggage.


Page last modified July 2, 2012