Airline Fees

Fees have mounted from U.S. airline companies over the past few years. Here are some of the most common charges -- for one-way flights -- passengers can expect to pay.


AirTran

American

Continental

Delta

Frontier

jetBlue

Midwest

Spirit

Southwest

United

US Airways
First bag $15 $15 $15 $15 Economy ticket: $15
Other ticket types: Free
Free $15 Online: $19
Airport: $25
Free Online: $15
Airport: $20
Online: $15
Airport: $20
Second bag $25 $25 $25 $25 Economy ticket: $25
Other ticket types: Free
$30 $25 Online and airport: $25 Free Online: $25
Airport: $30
Online: $25
Airport: $30
Seat selection $6 for an assigned seat on sale fares
Exit row: $20
N/A N/A N/A N/A Extra leg room: $10 N/A Exit row: $15
Aisle: $10
Middle: $5
N/A Extra leg room starting at $14 Aisle and window seats starting at $5
Wi-fi Starting at $9.95 for lap tops; $7.95 for mobile devices Starting at $9.95 for lap tops; $7.95 for mobile devices Free in first class; $6 in economy class (selected aircraft) Starting at $9.95 for lap tops; $7.95 for mobile devices No wireless Limited trial access on select aircraft No wireless No wireless Limited trial access on select aircraft No wireless No wireless
Unaccompanied minors $39 $100 $75 non-stop flights
$100 connecting flights
$100 $50 $75 $50 non-stop flights
$75 connecting flights
$100 $25 $99 $100
Telephone booking $15 $20 $15 $20 $25 $15 $25 $4.90 (online booking charge as well) Free $25 $25
Pets Cargo not available
Cabin: $69
Cargo: $150
Cabin: $100
Cargo: Starting at $149
Cabin: $125
Cargo: $275
Cabin: $150
Cargo: $100
Cabin not available
Cargo not available
Cabin: $100
Cargo: $150
Cabin: $125
Cargo not available
Cabin: $100
Cargo not available
Cabin: $75
Cargo: $250
Cabin: $125
Cargo not available
Cabin: $100
Flight change $49 per leg or fly standby for no charge $50 $150 $150 Depends on ticket type $100 $50 $100 Free $150 $150
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