Low-cost airline Frontier charges additional fees for standard carry-on bags as well as each checked bag (without automatic inclusions) among other similar American low-cost airlines.
However, according to Frontier’s baggage policy, these fees are bigger the later you purchased your space for luggage. In order to save on baggage fees, one should think of buying carry-on and checked luggage allowance earlier.
If you do not know exactly the number or sizes of luggage you are going to bring with yourself on the trip but you already need to buy the ticket, then you will have up to 24 hours before departure to get the next cheapest fee.
Note that according to the rules of Frontier airlines baggage charges can be applied only per one-way trip (i.e. you will pay a double amount of these fees when taking round trip).
Frontier Carry-On Allowance:
1 personal item: FREE
Standard carry-on bags*:
- At Booking: $35
- Online (up to 24hrs from departure): $38
- Call Center: $40
- Web Check-In: $40
- Airport Ticket Counter: $45
- At the Gate: $60
*prices listed outside of “value season”.
- Personal: 18″ x 14″ x 8″
- Standard: 24″ x 16″ x 10″, no heavier than 35lbs
Lap Infant Carry-On Policy
- A diaper bag may be carried on board when traveling with a child, in addition to your carry-on allowance.
Stroller Check Policy
- Strollers will be checked at the gate free of charge.
Frontier Checked Baggage Allowance:
All checked bags must adhere to a max weight of 23kg (50lb) and max linear dimensions of 158cm (62”). Pricing below is for a one-way flight.
|1st Bag||2nd Bag||3+ Bags|
|Online (up to|
|Via Call Center||$40||$45||$85|
|Airport Ticket Counter||$45||$50||$85|
*for bags exceeding carry-on size limits
Credit Cards That Reimburse You For Checked Bag Fees
Unfortunately, Frontier airline does not provide co-branded credit cards which can be used for a free checked bag; however, you can get a reimbursement for your checked bag fees using the cards listed below:
|Credit Card||Fee Reimbursement Details|
|Barclays Arrival® Premier World Elite MasterCard®|
|Chase Sapphire Reserve℠||$300 travel credit per calendar year (covers all travel related purchases).|
|Citi Prestige Card||$250 air travel credit per calendar year (covers all travel related purchases)|
|Chase Ritz-Carlton Rewards® Credit Card||$300 airline fee credit per calendar year (covers all travel related purchases)|
Additional / Excess Baggage Fees:
Max weight per bag: <50lb
Overweight Fee: $75
Max linear dimensions per bag: up to 62 linear inches
Oversized Fee: $75
*For baggage fees related to special luggage (sporting equipment, musical instruments, etc.) please refer to Frontier’s policy here.
Exclusions & Waivers:
EarlyReturns® Elite members receive a complimentary carry-on bag.
Frontier’s bundles, The WORKS℠ & The PERKS℠, includes both a carry-on and checked bag for each passenger.
Frontier Airlines offers free checked baggage to Active Duty Military (like lots of American airlines, such as Delta Airlines, American Airlines etc.). They require an active duty ID and/or that you are in uniform at the airport. You can not add your baggage online. You must check your baggage at the airport in order for the fees to be waived.
Do you have to pay for a carry on bag on Frontier?
Purchasing a basic fare means that you will have to pay for your carry on bag on Frontier flights. EarlyReturns® Elite members and passengers who purchased THE WORKS! fare receive a free carry-on bag in addition to their free personal item.
How much does it cost for a carry on bag on Frontier?
Frontier input costs for a carry on bag ranging from $35 – $60. The amount of money you have to pay for a carry on bag depends on the time of purchasing your luggage allowance. The earlier you purchase your allowance, the cheaper it will be. During value season periods, a carry on bag charge can be as low at $30.
Again, EarlyReturns® Elite members and passengers who purchased THE WORKS! fare receive a free carry-on bag.
What size carry on bag does Frontier allow?
A carry-on bag on Frontier Airlines is allowed to be no larger than 24″H x 16″W x 10″D (including handles, wheels, and straps) and the weight of the bag can be no heavier than 35 pounds.
Is a backpack considered a carry on bag on Frontier?
This is dependent on the size of your backpack. If the backpack is 14″H x 18″W x 8″D or smaller, it can be considered a personal item. If it is larger, it will be considered a carry on bag; unless it exceeds the maximum size for a carry on (24″H x 16″W x 10″D) in which case it will be considered a checked bag.
What size bag is free on Frontier flights?
If you purchase a basic fare with Frontier, only your personal item is free. Ticket holders are allowed ONE personal item with a size limit of 14″H x 18″W x 8″D.
How much does it cost to check a bag on Frontier flights?
The price of checked baggage prices on Frontier Airlines can range from $30 – $85 considering the time when you bought your luggage allowance, as well as the amount of checked bags you brought. The earlier you purchase your allowance, the cheaper it will be.