frequently asked questions
What are the time restrictions for checked baggage?
Baggage may be checked at the airport no more than four hours prior to departure time and no fewer than 30 minutes prior to departure.
Baggage checked less than 45 minutes prior to departure in larger airports, or 30 minutes in smaller airports will be marked for Voluntary Separation. Although every effort will be made to get your Voluntary Separated bag on your flight, in the event your baggage does not arrive with you at your destination, AirTran Airways will not assume delivery charges to get your baggage to you. For specific baggage check times at each airport, please see our Contract of Carriage (Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view this PDF file).
For international travel, baggage will not be accepted at the ticket counter less than 60 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.
Baggage may be checked at the airport no more than four hours prior to departure time.