Flying with Alaska Airlines? We got you covered. This article covers questions you might have about Alaska Airlines carry-on size limits, luggage restrictions, and other restricted items.
Alaska Airlines Carry-On Baggage Policy
Alaska Airlines Carry–on and Personal Item Dimension and Weight Policy
Alaska Air allows passengers to carry one carry-on luggage as long as it is under 10kg (22lbs) and has the following dimensions: 9″ H x 14″ W x 22″ L.
Passengers can carry one personal item bag. A personal item may be a laptop bag, a purse, or a briefcase as long as it fits under the seat.
Alaska Airlines has a penalty of $25 per item and will be tagged as checked luggage to be claimed at your destination.
Size check templates are available and are located at their ticketing counters and departure gates. However, to avoid any inconvenience, better to check the carry-on luggage dimension beforehand or use a carry-on or under the seat luggage with approved specifications.
Alaska Airlines list of allowed items
Alaska Air allows its passengers to bring the following inside the cabin:
- Coats, hats, umbrellas
- A pillow for personal use
- Food for immediate consumption
- Books, Magazines, Newspaper and other reading materials
- FAA approved child/infant restraint seats to be occupied by a child, strollers
- Service Animals, including properly documented emotional support animals
- Mobility/Medical assistive devices such as wheelchairs, canes, crutches, etc.
- Prescription medications and any medical devices needed to administer them
Alaska Airlines Prohibited Items
Alaska Airlines follow the list of permitted and prohibited items of the Transportation and Security Administration (TSA). In addition, Alaska Air included a few items on the list.
|Items||Carry on bags||Checked Bags|
|Potato, Glass or wood||Allow||Allowed|
|Printer and toner cartridges 16 oz (400ml) or greater||Not Allowed||Not Allowed|
|Internal Combustion Engines (Outboard motors, chainsaws, generators, etc.)||Not Allowed||Not Allowed|
|Liquids, Gels ,Aerosols (Purchased beyond the security check posts)||Allowed||Allowed|
|Liquids, Gels, Aerosols (3.4 oz (100ml) or less packed under TSA regulations)||Allowed||Allowed|
|Liquids, Gels, Aerosols ( more than 3.4 oz (100ml) or not packed under TSA regulations)||Not Allowed||Allowed|
|Alcohol (more than 100ml)||Not Allowed||Restrictions|
|Camping or Outdoor Equipment (Containing camp stoves with the residue of flammable liquid, camp fuel cylinders, strike-anywhere matches, insect sprays, propane heaters, etc.)||Not Allowed||Not Allowed|
|Explosives (Fireworks, gunpowder, signal flares, sparklers, or other explosives)||Not Allowed||Not Allowed|
|Flammable Liquids or Solids (Fuel, paints, lighter refills, strike anywhere matches, self-heating meals such as MREs)||Not Allowed||Not Allowed|
|Household Items (Drain cleaners, solvents, other caustic or corrosive solids or liquids)||Not Allowed||Not Allowed|
|Lithium Batteries (Checked bags may only contain batteries installed in electronic devices)||Allowed||Not Allowed|
|Matches/Lighters (One book of safety matches or one common lighter)||Allowed||Not Allowed|
|Other Hazardous Materials (Gasoline-powered tools, wet-cell batteries, radioactive materials, poisons, infectious substances)||Not Allowed||Not Allowed|
|Personal Air Purifiers||Not Allowed||Allowed|
(containing hazardous, oxidizing or reactive materials.)
|Not Allowed||Not Allowed|
(Knives, cutting instruments – including carpet knives, box cutters, folding or retractable blades, with a cutting edge of more than four inches, pliers larger than seven inches)
|Styrofoam Containers||Allowed||Not Allowed|
(Firearms, ammunition, mace, tear-gas, or pepper spray)
The TSA 3-1-1 Rule
Every passenger may bring liquids, gels, and aerosols in 3.4 ounces or 100 milliliters travel size containers. Every passenger is restricted to one quart-size bag of liquids, gels, and aerosols. Everyday items that are under this category are toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, mouthwash, and lotion.
Any liquid that does not fit into the TSA 3-1-1 rule will either have to be checked with your luggage or will be thrown away at the security checkpoint.
Alaska Airlines Excess Baggage Fees
Airlines are under pressure financially to offset the cost of rising fuel prices. Lots of airlines charge excess baggage fees for checking one or more luggage items. Some are even charging for a carry-on.
Alaska Airlines Carry on Bag Rates on Excess Luggage :
|FIRST BAG||SECOND BAG||THIRD+ BAG||OVERWEIGHT||OVERSIZED||SHIP AHEAD|
|25 $||25 $||75 $||75 $ extra first and second charges||75 $ extra first and second charges||69 $ extra|
Frequently Asked Questions – Alaska Airlines
Can I carry a backpack and a carry-on Alaska Airlines?
Alaska Air allows carry-on backpacks plus one personal item, such as a purse, briefcase, or laptop computer. Your personal item must fit under the seat in front and the carry-on bag into the overhead bin.
Is it free to bring carry-on luggage when flying with Alaska Airlines?
Yes. Alaska Airlines carry-on baggage is free if flying within the state of Alaska in U.S flights.
However, for all other flights, passengers need to pay $30 for the first bag (free for first-class ticket holders), $40 for the second bag (free for first-class ticket holders), and $100 for the 3rd and succeeding bags.
I have a Mileage plan. Is it extended?
Yes. Your current Mileage Plan status will be extended till December 31, 2021.
Can I eat on Alaska Airlines under any circumstances?
For planes traveling under 220 miles, Alaska airlines will not serve in-flight food or beverages,
Alaska Airlines offers bottled water and packaged snacks on long-haul flights and encouraged passengers to pack their food items and drinks.
Are alcohol or other beverages being served on Alaska Airlines?
Yes. Alaska Airlines serve all soft drinks with mini cans of soda, juices, and freshly brewed Starbucks Coffee and Teavana Tea.
Complimentary beer, wine, spirits, and mixers can be purchased Premium Class and First Class boarding pass holders in the Main Cabin.
Is a backpack considered a carry-on?
If it fits under the seat, backpacks are considered a personal item and not a carry-on. Bags should be under 18 x 14 x 8 inches. However, always check the Airplane you are boarding on to see the dimension of under the seat storage as it may differ.
Alaska Airlines carry-on luggage size up to 22 x 14 x 9 inches, so if your backpack is larger, it might not fit in the overhead and will not be considered a carry-on.
How can I check my baggage for free?
If you are a holder of Alaska Airlines Visa Credit Card and have entered your Mileage Plan number into your reservation. Alaska Airlines will waive the first checked bag charges for the cardholder and up to 6 other guests on the same reservation.
What if my carry-on is slightly larger than the dimensions?
As long as you can manage it into the caged size at the gate you shouldn’t have any problem.
What is Alaska Airlines’ cancellation policy?
Suppose you want to cancel your ticket online and receive a refund or credit. In that case, your ticket must have been purchased at the official site of Alaska Airlines, Alaska Airlines reservation call center, or an Alaska ticket counter.
Saver fare and government fare cannot be canceled beyond the first 24 hours after booking.
Can I provide my Alaska companion fare to anyone else?
You can use your companion fare code for two other people as long as you use your name and credit card to pay for the ticket.
Both passengers need to be booked in the same itinerary, travel on the same planes, and be ticketed at the same time.