Baggage Allowance

Updated: 2017-11-30.

Baggage allowance is the amount of baggage (luggage) a passenger may transport without having to pay extra charges, determined by carrier and the fare class purchased.

Many carriers will split the baggage allowance two ways:

Carry-on baggage allowance – the number and/or weight of items allowed to be brought aboard with the passenger and stored at their seat.

Checked baggage allowance – the number and/or weight of items allowed to be stowed in the storage area of the airplane, train, or bus.

Baggage allowance is sometimes referred to as luggage allowance.

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Synonyms:
Luggage Allowance
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