frequently asked questions
What are the policies and requirements for checked baggage?
All baggage charges are one-way for each fare-paying customer.
- First Checked Bag: For all coach class reservations, the charge for a first checked bag is $25 with size and weight limitations.
- Second Checked Bag: For all coach class reservations, the charge for a second checked bag is $35 with size and weight limitations.
The excess baggage charge, for other than sporting equipment, will be $75 for each piece. Additional charges are applicable for bags exceeding the weight and size limits and some sporting equipment.
Overweight baggage rates are based on weight: $75 for bags weighing 51 to 100 pounds. Baggage weighing over 100 pounds will not be accepted.
Oversize baggage rates are based on overall dimensions (length + width + height): $75 for bags with dimensions from 63 to 80 inches. Baggage over 80 inches in dimension (with the exception of some sporting equipment) will not be accepted.
We make an exception to our checked baggage allowance policy for members of the military who are traveling on active duty orders. As long as each piece of baggage does not exceed 100 pounds in weight and 80 inches in size (length + width + height), baggage will be exempt from AirTran’s baggage limit, and will NOT be subject to excess, oversized, or overweight baggage charges.
For further details on baggage, as well as information about pets and sporting equipment, please visit our Baggage Information page.
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