Airline Baggage Fees
Alaska | $100 for bags 51-100 lbs.
No media rate. Standard baggage fees apply.
American | $50 per piece
Preferred entertainment and media companies and eligible travelers are offered a special rate and generous bag allowance for cameras, film, lighting, sound equipment, musical instruments and other bags.
Eligible travelers will pay $50 per piece, per one-way domestic trip, or $70/£50/€60 per piece, per one-way international trip for tickets issued on or before October 9, 2018 and $90/£60/€70 for tickets issued on or after October 10, 2018. Fees for overweight and oversize bags will be waived.*
Each eligible organization/company may travel with up to 25 pieces per flight, subject to seasonal and permanent bag embargoes. The maximum size and weight allowances are subject to the policies in place for the destination. Equipment is subject to seasonal and permanent bag embargoes.
Only eligible travelers receive this media bag program. For details on preferred eligibility and access to this program, please contact your travel agency, your American Airlines Entertainment Sales Representative, or email@example.com.
*Bags may not exceed 100lbs/45kg or 126in/320cm in total dimensions (max length of 75in/190cm). Overweight and oversize fees will apply to musical instruments over 50lbs/23kgs and 80in/203cm.
Delta | $50 per piece
Camera, film, video tape, lighting and sound equipment that is tendered by representatives of network or local television broadcasting companies or commercial film-making companies will be accepted as baggage at the fees noted below. Valid photo ID with company insignia is required.
1st-2nd bags: Same as regular baggage allowance if no more than 50 lbs. (23 kg)/62 inches. If overweight / oversize, flat media rate of 50 USD/CAD* applies.
3rd-25th bags: 50 USD/CAD* each if no more than 100 lbs. (45 kg) and 115 total linear inches*
1st-2nd bags: Same as regular baggage allowance if under 50 lbs. (23 kg)/62 inches. If overweight / oversize flat media rate of 70 USD/CAD* or 60 EUR* applies.
3rd-25th checked bags: 70 USD/CAD* or 60 EUR* each if under 100 lbs. (45 kg) and 115 total linear inches**
*CAD amount will be charged exit Canada, and EUR amount will be charged exit Europe.
**All baggage charges are each-way. Maximum number of bags on Delta aircraft is 25. Maximum number of bags on Delta Connection carriers is four. Total linear inches equals length plus width plus height per bag.
JetBlue | $50 per piece
Camera, film, video production, lighting and sound equipment that is traveling with a customer representing a local or national television network, broadcasting or commercial filmmaking company may be accepted on a space-available basis. Qualified members of the media traveling with excess bags may be considered for a media bag rate if coordinated in advance on JetBlue-operated flights.
Requirements for media bags
In order to be considered for a media bag rate, valid photo ID with company insignia must be submitted to JetBlue along with the Media Bag Submission Request at least 3 working days prior to travel.
Regardless of the fare option purchased, media bag customers who check bags will pay $50 per bag starting with the first checked bag up to 99 pounds, including oversized. This is calculated on a one-way basis.
After your flight is booked, for verification purposes, the Media Bag Submission Request form must be accompanied by a scanned image of the customer’s company ID/media credentials and emailed 72 hours prior to departure for consideration. This form must be completed and submitted prior to every booking and approval will be granted on a case-by-case basis. If approved, remarks will be placed in the customer’s reservation alerting the airport of the special rate. Customers will need to check in at a full-service counter for payment and checking of bags. Please note: The media bag rate cannot be applied retroactively post-travel—it must be applied for and approved in advance. We reserve the right to revoke this offer at any time.
We also do not offer media bag rates on westbound flights from the East Coast on our A320 aircraft
BOS (Boston) – SLC (Salt Lake City)
JFK (New York) – SLC (Salt Lake City)
MCO (Orlando) – SLC (Salt Lake City)
Southwest | First Two Bags Free
Camera, film, video, lighting, and sound equipment will be accepted when presented by a representative of a network or local television broadcasting company or a commercial filmmaking company. A fee of $75 will be charged for each item in excess of the free baggage allowance. Media equipment will not be assessed oversized or overweight charges.
United | $50 per piece
Representatives from network television, broadcasting and commercial filmmaking companies will be charged a flat service charge to check camera, film, and lighting and sound equipment. The items must be checked by the media representative and the charges are per item at the prices listed in the chart below. The discounted service charge applies for worldwide travel on flights marketed and operated by United, and is subject to seasonal and permanent baggage embargoes. For flights connecting to other airlines, baggage charges are subject to the connecting airline's baggage policies.
To obtain media checked bag service charge rates, media representatives should provide United airport check-in counter representatives with media credentials; company personnel identification for an entertainment, media or production company; or clearly identified media equipment cases labeled with company identification. If the media representative is unable to provide such verification, customers will be charged standard checked baggage service charges. Spouses and/or other companions, whether traveling in the same or separate reservation as the media personnel, are not eligible for the discount unless they present eligible media credentials.
Within North America - $50
Outside of North America - $70