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Low cost airline baggage fees dissected - INFOGRAPHIC

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Travelling with low-cost airlines? This infographic may well be your best friend next time you're packing you bags.

For 16 popular low-cost airlines we compared their baggage allowances, costs and fees and bring you the ultimate guide for your next trip. Did you know it can actually be cheaper to pay for your friend to fly with you and carry a piece of baggage, rather than pay up to €135 in Ryanair fees? Or that leaving toiletries at home and buying replacements when you get to your destination can be cheaper than taking them with you?

To help make it all clearer, WhichAirline.com went through the costs related to checked-in baggage and the fees for excess weight from various airlines in Europe and put it all together in one infographic. Check our infographic and find out how to save and what to avoid.

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Overview of baggage allowance and fees

Airline Checked baggage allowance Checked baggage fee online Excess baggage fee
Ryanair 15 kg* € 25 € 20 /kg
Wizz Air 32 kg € 20
Flybe 15 kg* € 18 € 14 /kg
Air Berlin 23 kg € 15 € 100 /bag
Volotea 20 kg € 15 € 12 /kg
easyJet 20 kg € 12 € 14 /kg
Vueling 23 kg € 12 € 12 /kg
Air One 20 kg € 11 € 11 /kg
Germawings 23 kg € 10 € 50 /bag
Transavia 15 kg* € 10 € 10 /kg
Norwegian 20 kg € 9 € 9 /kg
SmartWings 15 kg free € 50 /bag
Widerøe 23 kg free € 50 /bag
SAS 23 kg free € 45 /bag
JetAirfly 20 kg free € 35 /bag
Corendon 20 kg free € 7 /kg

*more options and conditions can be found at airline's website

The infographic is also available in GBP.

Note: Prices shown in the infographics and the chart are valid for short-haul flights within Europe only. Always check your airline's website before your departure to get the latest information about baggage allowance for your flight. Prices may slightly differ due to exchange rates conversion.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.


  • Petra

    about 5 years ago

    Hello pasqualni,
    I am not sure which airline you are flying with so I cannot help you as different airlines have different fees. You will find the info at your airline's website - search for sports equipment fees.

  • pasqualni

    about 5 years ago

    please how much is for a golf bag (15kg)
    We fly to Antalya (21/04)from marseille to play Golf ,we have 2 golf bags .do we reserve and pay before the flyday
    thank you

  • pasqualni

    about 5 years ago

    please how much is for a golf bag (15kg)
    We fly to Antalya (21/04)from marseille to play Golf ,we have 2 golf bags .do you reserve and pay before the flyday
    thank you

  • S.B.

    about 6 years ago

    Hi Martin,

    Thanks for visiting our web and for your feedback. I have to point out that we refer to extra luggage - a 25 kg bag, the kind of bag you're likely to take on a big longer getaway, not to standard prepaid 20 kg luggage.


  • Martin

    about 6 years ago

    Funny, but not so thoroughly researched. In the case of Ryanair you can book in advance online 2 bags with 15 kg each for a price between €50 and € 80, depending on season and flight.

  • S.B.

    about 6 years ago

    Hi Niels,

    Well, you're quite right. SAS fall absolutely into the traditional carriers-category but we included it for the sake of comparison. Sometimes the so-called cheap carriers turn out not to be exactly as cheap as they want to have us believe!

    Thank for reading and commenting!

  • S.B.

    about 6 years ago

    Hi Milan,

    I'm not quite sure how service card in Air Berlin works. If you want to be on the safe side, I suggest you contact the cutomer service.

    good luck!

  • Milan

    about 6 years ago

    Hallo,ich habe service card von Air Berlin,bis 23 kg ist free + golf bag/15 kg/ ?

  • Niels

    about 6 years ago

    Since when is SAS a low cost airline?

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