Travel Information



Baggage

Checked Baggage

Below, you'll find our rules regarding checked baggage. If you are planning to carry your bag with you onto the plane, be sure to read and understand the rules for carry-on baggage.

Remember to save money — your 1st checked bag is cheaper than a carry-on bag!


Find information on our Checked Baggage Policies:

Checked Baggage Allowances and Fees

Checked Baggage Size & Weight Restrictions

Sports Equipment, Special Items, and Fragile Items

Checked Baggage Contents

Baggage Policies and Fees for Tickets with travel on Frontier and Other Airlines

Baggage Check-In

 

Checked Baggage Allowances and Fees

Frontier offers two Fare Options that give you the ability to purchase travel that includes the amenities you want. The tables below shows the baggage fees and allowance for our Economy and Classic Plus fares, as well as the allowance for our Ascent and Summit EarlyReturns tier level members. Fees shown are for one-way directional travel wholly on Frontier Airlines.

For all tickets purchased on or after April 28, 2014.

The chart below shows checked baggage fees for all tickets purchased on or after April 28, 2014. For tickets purchased through April 27, 2014, see the chart below.

Checked Bags Economy Classic Plus Summit
& Ascent

1st item when purchased during online check-in at FlyFrontier.com

$20

Frontier's Discount Den
members pay only $15
Free
Free

1st item when purchased at airport check-in

$25
Free
Free

2nd item

$30
$30
Free

3rd item and more (each)

$75
$75
$75

Gate Check Fee — any bag brought to the departure gate that exceeds the allowable carry-on dimensions of 24" x 16" x 10"

$50
$35
$35

Note: Active duty military personnel with ID (not including family members or traveling companions) will not be assessed checked bag fees.

Standard EarlyReturns Award Redemption Tickets have the same baggage allowance and fees as Economy Fares. CHOICE and Last Seat Available EarlyReturns Award Redemption Tickets have the same baggage allowance and fees as Classic Plus Fares.

For all tickets purchased through April 27, 2014.

The chart below shows checked baggage fees for all tickets purchased through April 27, 2014.

Checked Bags Economy Classic Plus Summit
& Ascent

1st item

$20 at
check-in on
FlyFrontier.com

$25 at airport
check-in
Free
Free

2nd item

$30
$30
Free

3rd item and more (each)

$75
$75
$75

Gate Check Fee — any bag brought to the departure gate that exceeds the allowable carry-on dimensions of
24" x 16" x 10"

$35
$35
$35

Note: Active duty military personnel with ID (not including family members or traveling companions) will not be assessed checked bag fees.

Standard EarlyReturns Award Redemption Tickets have the same baggage allowance and fees as Economy Fares. CHOICE and Last Seat Available EarlyReturns Award Redemption Tickets have the same baggage allowance and fees as Classic Plus Fares.

 

Checked Baggage Size & Weight Restrictions

Checked baggage items that exceed 62 linear inches (length + width + depth) or weigh more than 50 pounds will incur a fee.

Overweight Fee (more than 50 pounds): $75

Oversize Fee (more than 62 linear inches): $75

These fees are charged separately, and one item can incur multiple fees.

Please note that we do not accept baggage that weighs more than 100 pounds or exceeds 110 linear inches (length + width + depth). If you need to transport items this large, please check with your favorite package delivery company. Thanks for your understanding of our policy.

You can read more about our baggage restrictions in the Contract of Carriage (PDF).

 

Sports Equipment, Special Items, and Fragile Items

Many special items have a specific charge or require special packing. Please see our sports equipment and special/fragile items baggage chart for more information.

Keep in mind, to avoid incurring additional charges, each item must not exceed 62 linear inches (length + width + depth) in size and 50 pounds in weight.

 

Checked Baggage Contents

For your security, please keep in mind the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screens all checked baggage. Unlocked bags can be examined quickly. Locked bags will be opened if necessary, and then resealed. You can find further information on the TSA website.

That being said, we highly recommend that you do NOT pack the following items in your checked bags:

  • Cash
  • Jewelry
  • Electronics
  • Laptop computers
  • Fragile items
  • Medications
  • Car keys
  • Important documents

Frontier is not liable for the above items if you pack them and they are damaged or your luggage is lost. For a full list of items for which Frontier is not liable, please check our baggage restrictions in the Contract of Carriage (PDF).

 

Baggage Policies and Fees for Tickets with Travel on Frontier and Other Airlines

Frontier’s baggage fees and allowances may not apply if you are traveling on an itinerary involving travel on Frontier and another airline, known as an interline itinerary.

Baggage Check-in

We understand that you might want to leave your bags with us and have more time to hang out before your flight, but you may only drop off your baggage up to four hours prior to flight departure. However, ticket counters may not open until two to three hours prior to scheduled departure in some of our smaller cities. Check Airport & Terminal info for ticket counter hours.

Frontier offers three check-in options. The best choice is to check-in online at FlyFrontier.com. You can also check-in at the airport using self-service kiosks in many airports or at our full-service check-in counters.

You and your baggage must be checked in no later than 45 minutes before your departure for domestic flights and 60 minutes before departure for international flights.