AirTran Airways was a low-cost airline operating in the USA and to the Caribbean. AirTran Airways has since merged with Southwest Airlines, and has integrated with Southwest Airlines as of late 2014. For up-to-date baggage policies, please see the Southwest Airlines Baggage Policies page for the latest baggage information.
For your reference, former AirTran baggage information is available below.
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AirTran allows you to bring on board two pieces as carry-on, including one regular carry-on item, plus one "personal item" such as a purse, briefcase, or garment bag.
The maximum size for the carry-on item is 24x16x10", and the personal item is limited to 17x12x8.5". Weights are not specified.+ Show Full Policy
Per TSA regulations, all customers traveling on AirTran Airways will be restricted to one bag plus one small, personal item. The carry-on bag must be stowed under the seat in front of the passenger or in an approved overhead bin. Garment bags and small musical instruments are considered one of the allotted carry-on pieces.
Personal-type items include purses, briefcases, cameras, food containers, or laptops (case included). Pet carriers are considered either a personal item or a carry-on item.
The following items are not considered carry-on bags or personal-type items and are not counted against the "one-bag plus one personal-type item" limit:
- A child restraint device for a ticketed child with a reserved seat or when complimentary, available space exists.
- Assistive/mobility devices for individuals with a disability. There is no limit to the number of assistive/mobility devices a customer can bring onboard the aircraft.
- Outer garments or other wearable articles of clothing.
- Food for consumption during flight contained in disposable packaging.
- Walking canes or umbrellas.
The suitability of carry-on baggage will be determined by AirTran Airways.
AirTran Airways limits carry-on bag dimensions to 24” long x 16” wide x 10” tall. If the bag exceeds these dimensions, it is considered too large to be a carry-on item and must be checked. All carry-on items must fit under the seat or in the overhead bin. Any heavy item must be placed underneath the customer’s seat. Any item with inflexible surfaces must be placed underneath the customer’s seat or flat on the floor of an overhead bin.
AirTran Airways currently prohibits self-defense sprays on any flight regardless if it is checked or carried on. Please see the TSA’s web site for a list of other prohibited carry-on items
AirTran does not allow any free bags, charging $20 for the first checked bag. A second bag will cost an additional $25 to check in.
Each of these bags is limited to a maximum of 50lbs (23kg) each.+ Show Full Policy
First Checked Bag
For all coach class reservations, the charge for a first checked bag is USD 25 with size and weight limitations.
We make an exception to our checked baggage allowance policy for members of the military who are traveling on active duty orders. As long as each piece of baggage does not exceed 100 pounds in weight and 80 inches in size (length + width + height), baggage will be exempt from AirTran’s baggage limit, and will NOT be subject to excess, oversized, or overweight baggage charges.
Any customer who requires use of a wheelchair may have it checked as baggage at no charge, and it will not be considered part of the passenger’s baggage count when assessing other baggage fees.
Second Checked Bag
For all coach class reservations, the charge for a second checked bag is USD 35.
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AirTran considers bags overweight if they weigh more than 50lbs/23kg. In these cases, it will cost you $50 per bag, and a maximum weight of up to 100lbs, after which it will not be accepted as checked baggage.
A 3rd, 4th, and 5th bag will cost you an additional $50 each, with the price jumping up to $110 per bag if checking in 10 or more bags.+ Show Full Policy
The excess baggage charge, for other than sporting equipment, will be USD 75 for each piece. Additional charges are applicable for bags exceeding the weight and size limits.
Items from 51 to 100 pounds will be accepted for a charge of USD 75 per item.
Oversize baggage rates are based on overall dimensions (length + width + height): items in excess of 62 inches but not more than 80 inches will be accepted for a charge of USD 75 per item.
When checking oversize items, please arrive at the airport no later than 90 minutes prior to departure time to allow enough time for your baggage to be screened before proceeding through security.
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