Pack Light or Pay Extra
U.S. airlines have been cracking down on
overweight, oversized and overabundant bags. The penalties
aren't new, but they're being vigorously enforced as airlines try to
The Limit: In coach
class, most carriers permit you to check two bags, each weighing no
more than 50 pounds and each measuring up to 62 linear inches
(height + width + length). If you exceed those limits, you'll
How Fees are Set Up:
Major airlines, such as Delta, charge for each bag weighing 51
to 70 pounds and more for each bag weighing 71 to 100 pounds.
If a bag exceeds 62 inches, then Delta charges extra. If a bag
is overweight and oversized, then you'll be charged fees for both
infractions. And if you exceed your two-bag limit, Delta charges.
Bottom Line: Travel light
and check your airline's restrictions before you go.
Detroit News and Free Press