What Are the Alaska Air Baggage Rules?


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Alaska Air allows checked bags up to 62 inches in maximum dimensions, calculated by adding length, width and height, with a maximum weight of 50 pounds without incurring extra charges. Bags up to 100 pounds and 115 inches are allowed with overweight and oversized fees.

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Alaska Air accepts checked bags starting four hours before the scheduled flight departure time. For early flights, the four-hour window may be shortened if the ticket counter is not yet open.

The airline prohibits certain items in checked baggage, particularly items that are dangerous and potentially explosive. Examples of prohibited items include flammable items, chemicals, lighters and internal combustion engines.

Alaska Air allows passengers to bring one carry-on bag and one personal item onto the airplane. Purses, computer bags and briefcases are examples of personal items. The size restriction on the carry-on bag is 10 inches high by 17 inches wide by 24 inches long. Bags with wheels and handles are acceptable as carry-on bags, but those parts count in the maximum dimensions. Either the carry-on or the personal item should go under the seat ahead of the passenger.

Like checked baggage, the Alaska Air baggage policy prohibits certain items in carry-on bags. Prohibited items include liquids in containers larger than 3.4 ounces, flammable and explosive items, chemicals, sharp items and weapons.

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