Frontier Airlines is a very popular low-cost airline in the United States, with specific policies and rates for checked baggage.
Frontier allows passengers to check up to five bags per person. However, each bag is subject to weight and size limits. Each piece must not weigh more than 40 pounds (18.1kg) and must not measure more than 62 inches (length + width + height) in total. If a piece of baggage exceeds these limits, an additional fee will be charged.
Baggage check-in is chargeable
The low-cost airline charges a fee for each piece of checked baggage, depending on when and how the passenger purchased their baggage allowance. Passengers can purchase their allowance at the time of booking, before check-in or at the airport. Charges are higher if baggage allowance is purchased at the airport.
The low-cost carrier, like most airlines, has strict baggage weight and size rules. This is to ensure flight safety and efficiency. The airline imposes a weight limit of 100 pounds (45kg) per bag and a size limit of 110 linear inches. If your baggage exceeds any of these limits, you may not be able to carry it with you on the plane.
Check-in of special baggage (bulky/oversized)
However, there are some exceptions to this rule. Assistive devices, such as wheelchairs or walkers, are permitted regardless of weight or size. Similarly, sports equipment such as golf clubs or ski poles are also allowed, but they must be properly packed and tied down. If you are unsure whether your equipment is authorized, contact Frontier Airlines in advance to verify.
Excess baggage: How much to pay if your checked piece exceeds the allowed weight
The US low-cost carrier imposes a weight limit of for checked baggage. So, if your suitcase weighs between 41 and 50 pounds, you will be charged an overweight fee. These costs, estimated at $75, or $100 for suitcases weighing between 51 and 100 pounds.
Oversized Checked Baggage: How much does Frontier Airlines charge for oversized pieces?
If your bag exceeds 62 linear inches (between 63 and 110 linear), you will also have to pay an additional $75. For luggage displaying measures greater than 110 linear, they are generally refused.
It is important to note that these fees are in addition to the standard checked baggage fees. For example, if you already pay to check two bags and one of them is overweight, you will have to pay both the standard bag fee and the overweight piece fee.
Charges applied to the check-in of special equipment
Frontier Airlines allows passengers to bring special equipment on its flights, but fees may vary depending on the type of equipment and the route. The airline defines special equipment as anything beyond standard baggage size and weight limits, including sports equipment and certain types of medical equipment.
Bicycles, for example, are considered special equipment and must be placed in a bicycle box before being checked in. The carrier charges $75 (non-refundable) per one-way trip for transporting bikes, regardless of the length of the trip.
Antlers are also accepted as checked baggage by paying a fee of $100 (Non-Refundable).
Calculate your baggage allowance: Find out how much it costs to check an additional piece using Frontier Airlines’ online calculator
It’s a simple and user-friendly tool that helps travelers estimate the cost of their baggage before checking in for their flight. Just go to this page and enter your trip details, including your departure and arrival cities, your travel dates and the number of bags you plan to check. The tool will then show you the estimated cost of your baggage fees based on your fare class and route.
If you have already booked your flight, you simply need to provide your name and booking reference.
To check the baggage allowances on routes (not reserved), you will need to complete the online form by entering the airport of departure and that of the destination, date of departure and arrival of the flight, and number of passengers traveling under the same reservation while specifying their age category (Adult, child or baby).
Rules for carrying liquids in checked baggage
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has strict guidelines regarding liquids that can be carried in checked baggage for air travel.
The TSA’s 3-1-1 rule refers to the maximum amount of liquid you can carry in your checked baggage. The rule states that you can carry one quart-size bag of liquids, sprays, gels, creams, and pastes in your checked baggage. Each individual container must not contain more than 100 milliliters (3.4 ounces) of liquid.
This rule has been put in place to ensure passenger safety and prevent any potential security threats. The TSA has strict guidelines regarding the size and amount of liquids allowed on flights, as liquids can be used to make explosives.