Bag Fees & Information

We all have baggage. Some of us more than others.

Here’s important information about bringing baggage on your next adventure:

Baggage Fees

Personal Item

(purse, laptop case, camera case, briefcase, etc.)

Free

One free Personal Item not larger than 14"L x 9"W x 9.5"H that must be capable of safely stowing under a seat. To learn more, reference Section 8 of our Contract of Carriage.

Carry-on bag

(will be Gate-Checked because of cabin space limitations)

$30

If paid online/via call center

$30

If paid at airport

First Checked Bag

Customers in the military traveling on active duty or permanent change of station orders may check two Checked Bags for free, and not be subject to excess, oversize, or overweight baggage charges.

$30

If paid online/via call center

$30

If paid at airport

Second Checked Bag

$50

If paid online/via call center

$50

If paid at airport

Additional Bags Beyond Two

$100

If paid online/via call center

$100

If paid at airport

Oversize/Overweight Bags

$50

Per Bag, may only be paid airport

Snow Skis

Standard bag fees apply

Snow Ski equipment is considered as a normal checked bag unless overweight.

Golf Clubs

Standard bag fees apply

Golf equipment is considered as a normal checked bag unless overweight.

Sports equipment

Other fees may apply

Sport equipment may be checked, and applicable excess, oversize and/or overweight fees apply. To learn more, reference Section 10. C. of our Contract of Carriage.

Firearms and other restricted items

Oversize bag fees may apply

ExpressJet will not accept assembled firearms or ammunition for transportation, except as provided below and subject to the size and weight specifications contained below and in Section 8.

Musical instruments

Other fees may apply

Musical instruments may be checked subject to a limited release of liability. To learn more, reference Section 10 of our Contract of Carriage.


For detailed information about our baggage policies, CLICK HERE. To make things easy (we’re all about that), some important information is summarized below:

Personal items

Guests may bring one personal item onboard the aircraft for no additional charge. These include a purse, briefcase, small backpack, camera case, or laptop bag and must be able to fit under the seat in front you. The maximum dimensions of a personal item are 14” L x 9” W x 9.5” H (35 cm x 22 cm x 24cm)

In addition to a personal item, guests may carry onboard for no additional charge a coast, jacket, and/or umbrella, as well as food or drink for consumption during the flight. Special items such as strollers, wheelchairs, child safety seats, or assistive devices may be carried onboard and are not counted toward the personal item limit.

Gate-Check Bags

Because of limited overhead storage space, larger items that might typically be considered “carry-on” will be gate checked. These items will be specially tagged and collected planeside as you board. On arrival, they be returned within 5 minutes of deplaning either on the ramp or in jet bridge.

The Gate-Check Bag must be smaller than 22” L x 14"W x 9”H (56 cm x 35 cm x 22 cm) and weigh not more than 30 pounds (15 kilograms). Examples of a Gate-Check Bag include a roller bag, garment bag, large backpack, tote bag. A maximum of one Gate-Check Bag per customer is permitted.

Checked Baggage

Guest may only check baggage for flights on which they are traveling and after payment of applicable charges.

Each checked bag must have a current identification tag or label with the guest’s name, address and telephone number. This will help to expedite the return of misplaced bags.

Each checked Bag can weigh up to 50 pounds (22 kilograms) and measure up to 62 inches (157 cm) in Maximum Outside Linear Dimensions. Baggage that exceeds these limits will be subject to additional charges outlined below.

Sporting Equipment

Golf bags and ski equipment will be accepted as checked baggage without imposition of oversize and overweight baggage fees. For more information on acceptance of sporting equipment, CLICK HERE.

Oversize and Overweight Baggage

Baggage weighing more than 50 pounds, but less than 71 pounds will be accepted upon payment of the applicable charge. Baggage weighing more than 70 pounds will not be accepted, except for wheelchairs and other mobility/assistive devices.

Baggage with outside linear dimensions exceeding 62 inches (157 cm) will be accepted upon payment of the applicable charge. If the bag is really big, give us a call to see if it will be able to fit through the baggage hold door.

In all cases, oversize and overweight baggage travel on a space-available basis even when charges have been paid. As our flights are generally “less than daily”, we recommend that guests ground ship such items ahead of time whenever possible.

US Government Regulations Related to Baggage

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) 3-1-1 policy states that liquids, aerosols, gels, creams, and pastes carried in personal items or gate check baggage must be in containers that hold 3.4 fluid ounces or less per item. The containers must fit a clear quart-sized resealable bag to go through security screening and each guest is only allowed one clear resealable bag. Exemptions may be made by TSA personnel for necessary items such as medicine, breast milk, and infant formula. For additional TSA guidance, CLICK HERE.

Dry ice is prohibited from being carried in the cabin or in Gate-Check bags. Up to 5.5 pounds may be transported in checked baggage provided it is declared at the airport and a “DRY ICE” label is affixed to the item.

For additional information on items that guests are allowed to bring in checked and carry-on baggage CLICK HERE and HERE.