What are the size and weight limits for bags?

To keep ticket prices (Bare Fare™) low for everyone, we charge for carry-ons and checked bags. We charge more for checked bags over 40 lbs. This is because the added weight requires more gas for the plane. One personal item that fits entirely in the smaller sizer box (like a purse, small backpack, etc.) is included with your ticket. Another personal item or anything larger like a standard carry-on or checked bag will need to be paid for.

PRO TIP: If you know you’re going to need a carry-on or a checked bag, buy it right when you book your flight to save major moola.

 

    Personal Item

For Travel Through April 3, 2017:

Personal item (e.g., purse, small backpack, etc.): Dimensions must not exceed 16 x 14 x 12 inches (40 x 35 x 30 cm) including handles and wheels. 

 

For Travel April 4, 2017 & Beyond:

Personal item (e.g., purse, small backpack, etc.): Dimensions must not exceed 18 x 14 x 8 inches (45 x 35 x 20 cm) including handles and wheels. 

   Carry-On 10" x 18" x 22"

Carry-on bag: Maximum of 22 x 18 x10 inches (56 x 46 x 25 cm) including handles and wheels. We may require that a carry-on bag travel as a checked bag if it cannot be safely stowed on a particular flight.

  

Checked bags: Maximum of 62 linear inches (length + width + height; 158 cm) including handles and wheels and maximum of 40 pounds in weight (18.1 kg). Any bag that exceeds these dimensions or weight limit is considered oversized/overweight and has a corresponding charge. Unfortunately, we cannot accept bags that weigh more than 100 pounds (45 kg) or that measure more than 80 linear inches (203 cm) in overall dimensions.

 

View the current bag prices for carry-ons, checked bags, and sporting equipment.   

           

Customers traveling to or from the international airports may have additional size and weight restrictions for their bags, see below.       

 

Bag Restrictions

REGION DATES RESTRICTIONS

South America

  • Lima, Peru (LIM)                

ALL YEAR

(Additional Restrictions Apply - December 1st through January 10th)

  • A maximum of one (1) checked item will be allowed per customer.
  • Overweight items may not exceed the maximum weight limit of 50lbs (23kg) and are subject to overweight baggage charges.
  • Oversized items may not exceed 80 linear inches (203cm) in overall dimensions and are subject to oversized baggage charges.
  • Certain items (e.g. Sporting Equipment) may exceed 80 linear inches in overall dimensions; however, the item may not weight more than 50 lbs (23kg). This item counts towards the maximum of one (1) checked item allowed per person. Separate charges may apply.
  • From December 1st through January 10th, items that exceed 80 linear inches will not be accepted.

Cuba

  • Havana, Cuba (HAV)

ALL YEAR

  • One (1) checked item will be accepted per person. 
  • Additional checked items may be purchased on a first-come first-serve basis.
  • Overweight items may not exceed 70lbs (32kg) and are subject to overweight baggage charges.
  • Oversized items may not exceed 80 linear inches (203cm) in overall dimensions and are subject to oversized baggage charges.

Caribbean

  • Aruba, Aruba (AUA)
  • Kingston, Jamaica (KIN)
  • Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ)
  • Port au Prince, Haiti (PAP)                       
  • Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (SDQ)
  • Santiago, Dominican Republic (STI)                                                 
  • St. Maarten, A.N. (SXM)   

Mexico

  • Cabo San Lucas/Los Cabos, Mexico (SJD)
  • Cancun, Mexico (CUN)
  • Toluca, Mexico (TLC)

Central America

  • Guatemala City, Guatemala (GUA)
  • Managua, Nicaragua (MGA)
  • Panama City, Panama (PTY)
  • San Pedro Sula, Honduras (SAP)
    San Salvador, El Salvador (SAL)
  • San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO)

South America

  • Armenia, Colombia (AXM)
  • Bogota, Colombia (BOG)
  • Cartagena, Colombia (CTG)
  • Medellin, Colombia (MDE)                                                                                                        
December 1st - January 10th
  • One (1) checked item will be accepted per person.
  • Additional checked items may be purchased on a first-come first-serve basis.
  • Overweight items may not exceed 70lbs (32kg) and are subject to overweight baggage charges.
  • Oversized items may not exceed 80 linear inches (203cm) in overall dimensions and are subject to oversized baggage charges.