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Alaska Airlines Raising Its Baggage Fees Next Year

Alaska Airlines Raising Its Baggage Fees Next Year

Alaska Airlines has declared a rise in baggage fees for all reservations made on or after January 2, 2024. The first checked bag will now cost USD 35 (up from $30) and the second checked bag will now cost $45 USD (up from $40).

Additionally, extra suitcases (the third bag and beyond) will now cost $150 each, instead of the previous $100. These fees have been in effect since mid-2023. Additionally, the overweight baggage fee (for bags over 50 lbs. / 23 kg) is still $100, but the oversized baggage fee has increased to $150 from $100.

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alaska airlines keeps on waiving checked baggage fees for holders of the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® card, Alaska Airlines Visa® Business credit card, and for up to six additional passengers on the same reservation, despite these gradual increases. With an annual fee of only $70, both cards  Alaskans who wish to avoid having to pay annoying checked bag fees.

All active duty military personnel, Mileage Plan MVP elite members, and Club 49 members in the state of Alaska are among the other travelers who are not charged for checked bags.

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The newly announced plans by alaska air to acquire Hawaiian Airlines may affect the combined airline as a result of the increased checked baggage fees. As of right now, Hawaiian charge different prices for checked bags on flights within the island and to the United States. Hawaiian charges the standard industry rate of $30 and $40 for flights to the mainland, but their website lists the current first and second bag fees as $25 and $35.

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