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Why do airlines charge more for heavier bags?
Airlines are under financial pressure to offset the cost of rising fuel prices and many now charge excess baggage fees for checking one or more piece of luggage. Some are are even charging for carry-ons.
What happens if you bag over 50 pounds?
Your airline immediately sees dollar signs. For example, American Airlines charges just $25 for a checked bag on a domestic flight, but the fee quadruples if your bag weighs more than 50 pounds and doubles again to $200 if it’s over 70 pounds. Other airlines, though, take a hard line on overweight bags.
Why can luggage be over 50 pounds?
The rule is there to protect the baggage handlers, too. Anything more than 50lbs needs to be tagged with an ‘overweight’ label… and if they’re going to hit it with an ‘overweight’ label, you can pretty much rest assured they’re going to come at you for overweight fees.
Can you fly with a bag over 50 pounds?
If your luggage weighs more than 50 pounds, it will be subject to an oversize charge. If it is more than 75 pounds, it may not be accepted onto the plane. If you are traveling with oversized luggage, check with Continental before arriving at the airport for specific information on fees and policies.
Do airlines charge more for obese passengers?
Some airlines will offer a discount on the second seat or refund the cost if the plane isn’t full, but in many cases obese passengers simply have to pay twice the price as other flyers.
What do airlines charge for extra baggage?
|First checked bag
|Second checked bag
|Third checked bag
|Fourth(+) checked bag
How much extra if bag is over 50 pounds?
More American Airlines baggage fees
|LugLess checked bag
|LugLess oversized bag
What happens if my bag is over 50 lbs frontier?
Checked bags must be within 62 linear inches (that’s length + width + depth) and no heavier than 50 pounds. Baggage that goes over these limits will be charged an additional $75 for exceeding weight and an additional $75 for exceeding linear inch limits.
What happens if your suitcase is over 50 lbs American Airlines?
American Airlines overweight baggage is considered any bag weighing more than 50lbs. The fees for checking overweight baggage are $100 for bags weighing 51-70lbs and $200 for bags weighing 71-100lbs. These fees are charged in addition to any standard, excess or oversized baggage fees.