Frontier Airlines baggage policy
A Frontier plane. Make sure to know Frontier’s baggage policy before you book. Credit: Miguel Ángel (unsplash)

Frontier Airlines offers great deals on flights across the U.S. and to over 30 international destinations. If you’re planning a trip with them, you should find out more about what kind of baggage you can take with you and how that will influence your overall costs. Read on to find out more about Frontier Airlines’ baggage policy.

Key Takeaway
You can bring one personal item for free in Frontier. Carry-on bags and checked luggage can vary in price between $48 and $99. Your carry-on must have dimensions of 24”x16”x10” (61×40.6×25.4 cm) and weigh less than 35 lbs (15.9 kg), while checked baggage is up to 62 linear inches (157.5 cm) and 40 lbs (18.1 kg).

Keep reading to find out more about pricing, weight and size restrictions, and plenty more. You’ll also discover the differences between personal items, carry-ons, and checked baggage.

Weight Restrictions

There is no specific information on the weight of personal items. You’ll find out more about the allowed dimensions soon. If you’re taking a carry-on bag, you must make sure it doesn’t exceed 35 lbs (15.9 kg) in weight. And for checked baggage, you can’t go over 40 lbs (18.1 kg).

Frontier states that carry-on luggage cannot weigh over 35 lbs (15.9 kg). Seeing as heavy bags can damage the overhead bins on planes, you will need to place your carry-on luggage in the hold. You will be charged a $99 fee in this case.

If your checked baggage is over 40 lbs (18.1 kg), you will pay a strict overweight fee. It’s $75 if the weight ranges between 41 and 50 lbs (18.6 – 22.7kg) and $100 between 51 and 100 lbs (23.1 – 45.4kg). Bags weighing over 100 lbs (45.4kg) will not be accepted.


When it comes to dimensions, personal items are restricted. Examples of these items are handbags, laptop cases, and diaper bags. They must not exceed 14” (35.6 cm) in height, 18” (45.7 cm) in width, and 8” (20.3 cm) in depth. This adds up to 40 linear inches (101.6cm). You can calculate linear inches by adding the height, width, and depth or length of your luggage (H+W+D).

For carry-on bags, the height, width, and depth can’t exceed 24” (61cm), 16” (40.6cm), and 10” (25.4cm) respectively (around 50 linear inches, 127cm). Finally, checked baggage cannot go over the 62 linear inch (157.5cm) limit.

Checked bags that surpass the maximum dimensions will be subject to a fee of $75. Any piece of luggage over 110 linear inches (279.4cm) in size will not be accepted. For all kinds of bags, you must include the straps, handles, and wheels in the overall dimensions.


As mentioned above, one personal item can be brought on board for free. Carry-on bags and checked luggage will cost you a fee unless you have one of Frontier Airlines’ bundle packages. For example, the WORKS and the PERKS bundles give you one piece of carry-on and one piece of checked baggage for free.

Prices depend on when you purchase baggage and how many pieces you want to check in. The cheapest option is to buy baggage allowance when you book your flight. Adding bags afterward, including before check-in and up to the time of the flight, will increase your costs.

Booking your first piece of luggage when you buy your ticket will cost between $48 and $58 for either carry-on or checked baggage. The most expensive option is when your carry-on bag is too big and must be placed in the hold. You will pay $99 if this happens.

If you’re a US military member, you’re eligible for Frontier’s military discount program.

Can I bring sports equipment on a flight?

You can bring sports equipment on a flight, but it tends to have different costs than regular checked baggage because of the irregular dimensions. However, some sports bags can be included in your regular luggage allowance. For example, golf bags can be included as a standard checked bag even though they tend to be around 80 linear inches in size.

You can check Frontier Airlines’ full list of sports equipment here. If you want to specifically know more about golf bags, take a look through our article on Frontier’s golf clubs policy and get ready for your golfing vacation.

Does anything change if I fly to an international destination with Frontier Airlines?

International travel with Frontier Airlines is similar to any other airline. Most of the differences will be in the lead up to the flight and on arrival. For example, you might need to apply for a visa and you will pass through passport control. This is different from domestic flights.

When booking your flight, you should also see if you will have a layover or not. You might have a lot of time with nothing to do while you wait for the connecting flight. In some cases, you can retrieve your checked baggage and then check it in again. For more information, check out our article on how to get your luggage on a layover.

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