# What happens if your luggage exceeds 50 pounds?

## What happens if your luggage exceeds 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.

## How heavy can my checked bag be?

50 pounds
Calculate the size of your check-in luggage the same way you did your carry-on, and then add the numbers together to arrive at the dimension. The weight of your checked bag is important. The standard weight limit for checked baggage on domestic airplanes is 50 pounds per bag.

How many suitcases can I take on WestJet?

How many bags am I allowed to check? You are allowed to check 2 to 4 bags on a WestJet flight, except with WestJet Encore, where you are allowed 2 to 3 bags. The number of bags allowed over 2, and baggage fees required, depend on your fare bundle and WestJet Rewards tier benefits.

### How do I avoid WestJet baggage fees?

You can bypass baggage fees by booking your flight with the airline’s preferred credit card. For example, if you pay for a flight with your WestJet RBC MasterCard you and up to eight passengers on the same reservation each check in one bag for free.

### How do you tell if your suitcase is 50 lbs?

Weigh yourself on a home scale, then weigh yourself holding the bag. Subtract the first from the second and you’ll get the weight of the bag. If the bag is bigger than the scale, such as hanging over the sides, it won’t weigh properly and that’s why you have to stand on the scales holding it.

Can you pay for overweight baggage?

Overweight baggage fees can be far costlier than base charges for checked luggage. For example, American and United issue a fee of \$100 for each checked bag weighing 50 – 70 pounds on domestic flights, or \$200 for bags weighing more than 70 pounds.

## How much does overweight baggage cost?

More American Airlines baggage fees

Baggage category Fee Max Weight
LugLess checked bag \$20-\$45 50lbs
Overweight bag +\$100 51-70lbs
Overweight bag +\$200 71-100lbs
LugLess oversized bag \$28-\$55 75lbs

## How much is WestJet checked bag fee?

WestJet’s (WS) standard checked baggage / hold luggage fees follow: First bag: \$30.00 CAD / \$35.40 USD (not charged on Flex or Plus fares) Second bag: \$50.00 CAD / \$59.00 USD. Third and each additional bag: \$100.00 CAD / \$118.00 USD.

Can I bring food on plane WestJet?

WestJet will accept perishable items (including floral products, fruit, meat etc.) as part of your checked baggage and/or carry-on baggage allowance. Improperly packaged items will not be accepted for transport in carry-on, checked baggage or cargo.

### What size is carry on luggage?

With carry-on only, the chance of delayed or lost luggage is virtually zero. Even if you are on a month-long trip, a carry-on suitcase and a personal size backpack might be enough for some travelers. Carry-on only travel is easy if you plan well ahead of

### What are the rules for carry on luggage?

contents must fit comfortably inside the bag so it can be sealed; the bag must not be knotted or tied at the top; you’re limited to 1 plastic bag per person

What are the requirements for carry on baggage?

Carry-on requirements. Shouldn’t exceed 22 x 14 x 9 inches / 56 x 36 x 23 centimeters (including handles and wheels) Must fit in the sizer at the airport. If your items don’t fit in the overhead bin or under the seat, they may need to be checked. There may be additional carry-on bag restrictions at certain airports or on certain airplanes.

## What are the carry on luggage dimensions?

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