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What You Need To Know About Frontier Airlines Baggage Policy: Carry-On Bag, Oversized & Fees

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    Last updated on October 17th, 2022 at 12:32 pm

    Dive deep into Frontier Airlines Baggage Policy. Learn where the airline stands in terms of the weight and size requirements of carry-on luggage, checked baggage, and personal items. Continue reading till the end for interesting about carry-on luggage.

    About Frontier Airlines Baggage Policy

    Let’s have a closer look at the baggage policy. Passengers can carry one carry-on luggage and one personal item in the cabin. The personal item does not incur any fee & it includes a purse, laptop, laptop bag, and a small briefcase. But the carry-on baggage will incur applicable fees. The fees can be paid while you are booking your ticket. If your reservation is done already, you can check in online at flyfrontier.com and pay the fees. This applies to one ticket.

    The size measurements of carry-on luggage are 24*16*10 inches or 61*41*28 cm. This includes wheels and handles as well. Moreover, the carry-on should be small enough to fit under the seat in front of the passenger or the overhead bin.

    The personal item should not exceed the weight and size requirements which are (18*14*8) inches or (46*36*20) cm. They are to be placed under the seat in front of the passenger.

    We have mentioned what items are considered personal items and, therefore, can be carried free. It is important to mention items that cannot be count as personal items under Frontier Airlines Baggage Policy.

    • Passenger’s crutches, walkers, crutches, and other assistive devices.
    • Clothing or other wearable items.
    • Umbrellas and walking canes.
    • Child restraint seats for infants and diaper bags.

    What is Frontier Airlines Carry-On Baggage

    Let’s look at Frontier Airlines Baggage Policy rules and regulations for basic fares.

    • Passengers are allowed to bring one personal item such as a laptop, and one carry-on item for no extra fees. They can also carry one carry-on item in the cabin but for an applicable fee.
    • Paying extra fees is involved per bag when they fall under the overweight and oversized bags category.
    • Certain sporting equipment will acquire applicable fees.

    Overweight & Oversized Baggage Fees

    As per Frontier Airlines Baggage Policy, the airline allows checked bags for a fee and are counted separately from your flight fare. If you wish to travel in bags you are asked to pay an additional fee. You can pay the fee at the time of booking or during check-in online.

    The size & weight for checked baggage are 62 inches/157 cm & 50 pounds/ 23 kilograms.

    Consult the list below to get the idea of fees charged per checked bag.

    FeesFirst BagSecond BagThird Bag
    At Booking34USD45USD85USD
    Prior Check-In39USD45USD85USD
    At Check-In40USD45USD90USD
    At Airport55USD55USD95USD
    Customer Service55USD55USD95USD
    At Boarding Gate70USDNANA

    But what about oversized, overweight, and extra baggage. Let’s find out.

    Oversized Baggage

    A fee of 75USD is charged for baggage going over the size requirements (size requirements are already mentioned above). The baggage that comes under oversized baggage falls under 160-292 cm or 63-115 inches (linear). If the bag exceeds this limit, the airline will not accept checked baggage or hold luggage under Frontier Airlines Baggage Policy.

    Overweight Baggage

    Just like size restrictions, Frontier Airlines have weight restrictions for checked baggage as well. The standard weight that is accepted is 23 kilograms or 50 pounds. For bags falling between 51 to 100 pounds or 24 to 46 kilograms are considered oversized bags. The airline charges 75USD per oversized bag.

    Frontier will not accept the bags exceeding 46 kilograms or 100 pounds and therefore will not be considered as checked baggage.

    Extra Bags

    FeesThird+ Bag
    At Booking85USD
    Prior Check-In85USD
    At Check-In90USD
    At Airport95USD
    Customer Service95USD
    At Boarding GateNA

    Special Treatments Under Frontier Airlines Baggage Policy

    Passengers can carry CPAP machines with them only if the canister is emptied. The valve of the unit must also be removed. Frontier’s aircraft do not have electrical power for CPAP. The machine cannot exceed the size and weight dimensions laid down by the airlines.

    Traveling With Infants And Children

    Frontier Airlines Baggage Policy states that adult passengers traveling with children up to 2 years of age, do not require to purchase their seat. They will be considered a lap child. It is necessary to inform the airlines before you board the plane. One adult passenger is allowed, one lap child. If you are traveling with more than one infant, you need to purchase a separate ticket for the other infant. The passenger carrying the infant must be of 15 years of age or above on domestic flights and 18 years and above for international flights.

    Please make sure you carry a birth certificate or other identification proof of the infant such as a shot record. You will be asked to show it at the check-in.

    If you wish to purchase a ticket for your infant, you can do that but carry a proper child restraint device (one with a strong harness) to ensure the kid will be safe on board.

     A passenger traveling with a kid above 2 years of age needs to purchase his/her ticket as well.

    Wheelchair

    Frontier adheres to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) safety guidelines and allows all the medications and assistive devices in the cabin that FAA approves. This includes canes, crutches, walkers, CPAP machines, etc. If you are traveling with an assistive device, please inform the airlines in advance so that they can be fully prepared for you. While making a reservation, click on “Add Special Services” and select the option you need. When you reach the airport inform the skycap on the curbside about your requirement for a wheelchair.

    Make sure you have an identification tag on the wheelchair when you check in.

    Sports Equipment

    Certain sports equipment which comes under the size and weight restrictions are accepted as checked baggage under Frontier Airlines Baggage Policy. The equipment can be checked in as checked bags for the applicable fees. Have a look at the list of sports equipment:

    • Golf Bag
    • Ski
    • Fishing apparatus
    • Hockey equipment
    • Lacrosse equipment

    Traveling With Pets

    • Frontier allows pets to accompany the passenger in the cabin. They are to be kept in the pet carrier for the duration of the flight.
    • If you are traveling with a small cat or a dog, you need to pay the pet fare, which is 75USD one way. The fare is applicable for one pet carrier. The dimensions of the pet carrier cannot exceed (18*14*8) inches measurements.
    • The passenger traveling with the pet must carry a health certificate of the pet issued by the veterinarian within 10 days of the flight’s departure. A rabies certificate is required for dogs. 
    • The documents that need to be shown may vary from state to state. Contact the airlines to learn more about their policy of traveling with pets.
    • Frontier does not allow pets who have an illness, poor kennel training, aggressive behaviour on their airplane.
    FAQs
    What size is carry on luggage frontier airlines?

    There are different measurements for domestic carry-on luggage sizes and international carry-on luggage sizes. But do not worry as most of the time there is a marginal difference between them.
    The standard size for carry-on luggage is 22*14*9 inches. This includes the size of handles and wheels. For Frontier, the size for a carry-on is 24*16*10 inches. If you see measurements written in linear inches, it is the sum of the total length, width, and depth of the bag. So, for Frontier Airlines, the linear dimension for a carry-on is 50 inches. 
    To avoid any confusion, always check the airlines’ website before purchasing carry-on luggage.

    Where to buy carry-on luggage?

    Before purchasing carry-on luggage, we recommend you check the airline’s baggage size and weight measurements. For domestic flights, the measurements are usually 45 linear inches. But for international flights, this may vary. Keep these details in mind before purchasing.
    Many online stores such as eBay and Amazon offer carry-on bags of great quality that fit under the size restrictions. Invest in a good quality bag to make traveling easier.

    What are the dimensions of a carry-on bag for frontier airlines

    Dimensions of the bag mean the length, breadth, and depth of the bag. This includes the dimensions of the wheels and handles as well
    The standard size for carry-on luggage is 22*14*9 inches. This includes the size of handles and wheels. (If you see measurements written in linear inches, it is the sum of the total length, width, and depth of the bag.) 

    What is allowed in your carry-on luggage?

    You can carry essentials such as clothing, medicines, electronic gadgets, make-up, toiletries with you in the carry-on luggage. Alcohol and alcoholic beverages are allowed in the carry on, but they have to be less than 3.4oz/100 ml.
    All the items that are allowed in the carry-on are subjected to TSA screening. We recommend you check the TSA website for a detailed list of items.

    What is the maximum size for carry-on luggage?

    There is no standard size as every airline goes by its size and weight requirements. But if we have to give you a maximum size for carry-on luggage it would be (56 x 36 x 23) centimeters or (22 * 14 * 9) inches. Keep in mind we have added wheels and handles’ size here as well.

    What is carry-on luggage?

    Carry-on luggage is a bag that you are allowed to take with you to the cabin. Carry-on luggage is different from a personal item. A personal item consists of a purse, laptop, or a small backpack.
    The carry-on should be small enough to fit under the seat compartment in front of the passenger or the bin overhead.

    What are the measurements for carry-on luggage?

    There are different measurements for domestic carry-on luggage sizes and international carry-on luggage sizes. But do not worry as most of the time there is a marginal difference between them.
    The standard size for carry-on luggage is 22*14*9 inches. This includes the size of handles and wheels. For Frontier, the size for a carry-on is 24*16*10 inches. 

    Does Frontier charge for carry-on bags?

    A Frontier carry-on bag usually costs $30 if you purchase it 24 hours before departure on Frontier’s website.

    Is a backpack free on Frontier?

    To bring a backpack without paying any fees, it must not exceed 14″ x 18″ x 8″ in size. Frontier will not charge for small backpacks that fit under the seat in front of you.

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