Baggage Allowance definition: get a summary, overview, and a better understanding of this term in the Dauntless Jaunter Travel Glossary.
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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