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  • Baggage policies
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Checked baggage

Pay for your 1st and 2nd checked bags when you check in online or at the airport. All bag fees are non-refundable, per person and each way.

All flights (per bag/each way)

1st bag

2nd bag

3rd bag

4th - 9th bag

U.S. / Canada / Latin America / Caribbean / Bermuda / South America (except Brazil)$25$35$125$200
TransatlanticNo charge$100$200$200
Transpacific (except Hawaii)No chargeNo charge$200$200
BrazilNo chargeNo charge$85$85

If you bought your ticket before July 11, 2012

We'll charge $70 per bag for your 2nd checked bag if you're traveling to/from Europe or Tel Aviv.

You're also allowed:

  • Required mobility assistive devices, such as wheelchairs, canes or crutches (to check or carry on)
  • Infant assistive device (stroller or car seat)
  • Required medical supplies or equipment. These items may also be carried on to the aircraft, as long as they meet size and weight restrictions. If the medical supplies or equipment are included in a larger bag containing other non-essential items, that bag will not be considered a free item, and will be subject to normal baggage fees

Checked bag fees waived

Overweight/oversize fees may still apply (see overweight/oversize tab)

1st, 2nd and 3rd checked bag fees waived

  • Gold, Platinum and Chairman's Dividend Miles Preferred members
  • Star Alliance Gold members

1st and 2nd checked bag fees waived

  • Unaccompanied minors (with US Airways unaccompanied minor paid assistance)
  • Passengers traveling to/from Brazil
  • Active U.S. military with ID and dependents traveling with them on orders (1st through 4th bags up to 100 lbs/45 kg each free of charge)
  • Confirmed First Class and Envoy passengers
  • Active U.S. military with ID on personal travel

1st checked bag fees waived

  • Silver Preferred members
  • Star Alliance Silver members

Infants / partner flights / stopovers

Traveling with an infant in your lap?

Infant is allowed:

  • 1 fully collapsible stroller or 1 child restraint device or car seat (no charge)
  • If you're traveling internationally with an infant in lap, your child is allowed 1 checked bag (checked bag fees apply - max 62 in/157 cm and 50 lbs/23 kg)
Traveling on a partner airline?

If you're traveling with one of our partners, here's information about other airline baggage and other optional fees.

  • Partner baggage and other optional fees
Are you traveling on more than 1 airline?

As of August 1, 2012: As long as you booked your flights together in one itinerary, we’ll check your bags through to your destination. We'll also check your bags through on all of your US Airways flights.

If you have two or more tickets that you booked separately, then you will need to pick up your bag and re-check it with the next airline.

Stopping between flights for more than 24 hours?

If you stop between flights for more than 24 hours you'll be charged for bags for each of your flights.

Terms & Conditions


Government taxes and fees may apply and will be added to the charge. Prices are listed in USD and will be collected in the local currency.

Checking overweight or oversize bags?

When you're trying to figure out if your bag is oversize, add the measurements for length, height and width together. The dimensions we list are length + height + width.

U.S., Canada, Latin America, Caribbean, Bermuda, South America (except Brazil)

Overweight checked bags

+ $90 each
For bags that weigh 51-70 lbs/23-32 kg in Coach
(no overweight charge if you’re booked in First Class for first 2 bags)

+ $175 each
For bags that weigh 71-100 lbs/33-45 kg

Oversize checked bags

+ $175 each
Dimensions between 62 – 80 in/157 – 203 cm

Transatlantic and transpacific

Overweight checked bags

+ $150 each
For bags that weigh 51-70 lbs/23-32 kg in Economy
(no overweight charge if you’re booked in Envoy for first 2 bags)

+ $175 each
For bags that weigh 71-100 lbs/33-45 kg

Oversize checked bags

+ $175 each
Dimensions between 62 – 80 in/157 – 203 cm


Baggage over 70 pounds is not accepted for travel to/from/through Europe.

Brazil

Overweight checked bags

+ $85 each
For bags that weigh 71-100 lbs/33-45 kg

Oversize bags

+ $85 each
Dimensions between 62 – 80 in/157 – 203 cm

Terms & Conditions


Government taxes and fees may apply and will be added to the charge. Prices are listed in USD and will be collected in the local currency.

Carry-on bags

Size requirements

You're allowed one carry-on bag and one personal item. Personal items include a purse, briefcase or laptop bag.

  • Up to 45 in/115 cm (14 x 9 x 22 in or 36 x 23 x 56 cm)
  • Up to 40 lbs/18 kg

Carry-on rules for US Airways Express

Not sure if you’re on a US Airways Express flight? Please check your confirmation. If you're on a flight operated by Air Wisconsin, Colgan, Piedmont, PSA or Trans States, you’re allowed to carry on 2 items.

  • 1 personal item (such as a purse or laptop) in the cabin and;
  • 1 small carry-on bag. Your carry-on bag will be tagged, placed in the cargo bin and returned plane-side or in the jetway when you arrive.

TSA carry-on restrictions

For information on traveling with liquids, knitting needles or other items, please check with TSA.

  • tsa.gov

Baggage liability

Liability for loss, delay or damage to checked baggage is limited to $3,300 per ticketed passenger for travel entirely within the U.S.

When US Airways has exercised the ordinary standard of care, it shall not be liable for damage to or damage caused by fragile articles, liquids, or perishables, nor for the loss of, damage to, or delay in:

  • Antiques / heirlooms / collectibles
  • Blueprints
  • Business samples / equipment / documents / irreplaceable items
  • Currency
  • Equipment
  • Keys
  • Natural fur products
  • Optics
  • Precious metals / stones and jewelry
  • Sound reproduction equipment
  • Artwork
  • Books / manuscripts / publications
  • Computer hardware, software, etc.
  • Electronics
  • Lifesaving medication
  • Negotiable papers, securities, documents
  • Photographic, cinematographic audio / video equipment
  • Silverware
  • Spirits

International baggage liability policy

For international travel (including the domestic portions of international flights) to which the Montreal Convention applies, US Airways' liability for loss, delays, or damage to baggage is limited to approximately $1,807 per passenger for checked and unchecked baggage.

Local airport/government regulations state that any baggage over 70 pounds is not accepted for travel from: MAN, LGW, GLA, LIS, BRU, LHR, DUB.

Baggage embargo

There is a seasonal baggage embargo for 'southbound passengers.'

  • Guadalajara
  • Mexico City
  • Santo Domingo

During the embargo, passengers are only allowed to check in two bags - no excess baggage. Also passengers are not allowed to check in boxes. Normal 1st and 2nd bag fees apply.

Normal bag allowances for First Class, Dividend Miles Preferred, Star Gold and Silver passengers remain unchanged during the embargo. Non-revs passengers are allowed only carry-on and no checked bags.

Baggage embargo dates:

  • Easter week (Friday prior to Good Friday until the Wednesday after Easter)
  • June 20 - September 1
  • November 15 - January 13
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