Alaska Airlines allows passengers to bring one carry-on bag and one personal item, such as a purse, briefcase, or laptop bag, onboard. The carry-on bag size limit is 22” x 14” x 9”, including wheels and handles. At least one of the items should be stowed under the seat in front of you, and you must be able to lift your own bag into the overhead bin.
First Class Baggage Policy
First Class passengers on Alaska Airlines are allowed two free checked bags and one carry-on bag, plus one personal item. First Class passengers also enjoy expedited check-in, priority boarding, and express security screening at select airports.
Military Baggage Policy
Active-duty U.S. military personnel and their dependents with travel orders can check up to five bags for free on Alaska Airlines. Military personnel traveling in uniform and ticketed to fly on an Alaska flight departing within 3 hours can also access the airline’s lounges for free.
International Baggage Policy
For international flights, Alaska Airlines’ checked baggage fees and policies apply. When making international connections, you may need to claim and re-check your baggage, and additional baggage fees may apply. It is essential to obtain all necessary permits for any firearm checked between the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
Baggage Weight Policy
Checked baggage on Alaska Airlines must weigh 50 pounds or less and have a maximum dimension of 62 linear inches (length + height + width) to avoid additional charges. Overweight baggage is considered any bag weighing between 50 and 100 pounds, and bags weighing more than 100 pounds are not permitted.
Alaska Airlines follows the TSA’s 3-1-1 rule for carry-on liquids, which allows passengers to carry one quart-sized bag of liquids, aerosols, gels, creams, and pastes that are 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) or less per item.
Firearms Baggage Policy
Firearms can only be transported as checked baggage and must be unloaded and carried in a locked, hard-sided container. Ammunition is prohibited in carry-on baggage but can be transported in checked baggage within weight allotments. Customers checking in or connecting to Alaska Airlines flights 3300-3499 are limited to 11 lbs. of ammunition. It is the traveler’s responsibility to obtain all necessary permits for any firearm checked between the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
Credit Card Baggage Policy
Eligible Alaska Airlines Visa cardholders and up to 6 guests traveling on the same reservation may check one bag free of charge on qualifying reservations if the airfare is purchased with the card. This benefit also applies to Alaska Airlines Visa Business cardholders.
Checked Baggage Policy
Alaska Airlines’ checked baggage fees are as follows: $40 for the first bag, $40 for the second, and $100 each for any additional bags. These prices apply to bags weighing up to 50 lbs and measuring 62” (length + width + height) or less. Excess baggage fees are $75 for the third checked bag and every checked bag thereafter. Overweight baggage fees are charged instead of standard, excess, or oversized baggage fees. If you need further clarification, contact Alaska Airlines’ support.
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