Carry On Luggage for AirTran
Carry on Luggage
All passengers on AirTran Airways are restricted to one carry on item and one personal item for their carry on Luggage, which must be stowed in the overhead bin or under the seat in front of each passenger. Small musical instruments and garment bags count as one of the allotted items.
Personal items include briefcases, cameras, coats, handbags, infant food, laptop computers, reading materials and umbrellas.
Canes, crutches, walkers and other assistive/mobility devices that can be collapsed to fit in the overhead bin or under a seat can be taken inside the cabin and will not count toward the carry on limit.
If a bag or personal item exceeds any of the dimensions listed below, it will be too large to be considered a carry on item:
- A carry on Luggage should not exceed 24 in. long + 16 in. wide + 10 in. tall for a total linear measurement of 50 inches.
- In order for a personal item to fit under the seat in front of the passenger, it should not exceed 17 in. long + 12 in. wide + 8.5 in. tall for a total linear measurement of 37.5 inches.
Heavy items should be placed under the passenger’s seat. Items with inflexible surfaces should be stowed in the same manner or laid flat on the floor of the overhead bin.
Passengers onboard domestic or international flights to or from the United States are prohibited by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) from travelling with printer or toner cartridges weighing 16 ounces or more in their checked or carry on Luggage.
Knives and other sharp objects are not allowed in the carry on Luggage or beyond the security checkpoint. If you need sharp items in your travels, they must be packed in your checked Luggage. Passengers requiring syringe-injected medications are allowed to carry on such items. The TSA has come up with specific rules and regulations for carry on of liquids, aerosols and gels. You are advised to review the security rules for such carry on items.
Please visit the TSA’s official website for a complete list of prohibited carry on items.
Passengers are recommended to arrive at the airport 90 minutes before the scheduled departure time of their flight.
- For domestic flights, passengers and their Luggage will not be accepted at the ticket counter if they arrive less than 45 minutes before the scheduled departure of their flight.
- For international flights, passengers and their Luggage will not be accepted at the ticket counter if they arrive less than 60 minutes before the scheduled departure.
- Luggage will not be accepted if they are checked more than 4 hours before the scheduled departure time.
The succeeding sections will give you complete details of AirTran’s Luggage restrictions and allowances. Note that all Luggage fees are one-way for each passenger.
First Checked Luggage
Coach passengers will be charged $20 for the first checked bag, although there are certain size and weight restrictions. For members of the military travelling with ID on active duty orders, AirTran makes an exception to its checked Luggage allowance. So long as the Luggage does not weigh more than 100 pounds and 80 inches in size, it will be exempt from the luggage limit and the excess, oversized or overweight Luggage fees will NOT apply.
For news media personnel, all items will be subject to regular first, second and excess Luggage fees; however, they will be exempt from overweight and oversized charges. This exemption rate is afforded to representatives of local TV broadcasting firms, news networks, commercial movie production companies or independent media personnel for the transport of lighting, cameras, film and audio equipment. Passengers requesting the media rate must present a valid photo ID with company logo upon check in.
Any passenger in need of a wheelchair can have it checked as Luggage at no additional charge and it will not be counted as part of the passenger’s Luggage allowance when assessing other Luggage fees.
Second Checked Luggage
Coach passengers will be charged $25 for a second checked bag.
The excess Luggage fee will be $50 for each item for the 3rd through 9th checked bag. Any Luggage or item thereafter will be charged $110 per piece.
Luggage or items weighing 51 to 100 pounds will be charged $50 per piece.
The applicable rates for oversize Luggage are based on overall dimensions: items measuring over 62 inches but not more than 80 inches will be charged $50 per piece.
Passengers checking oversize Luggage are advised to arrive at the airport no later than 90 minutes before the scheduled departure so they have ample time for their Luggage to be screened before passing through security.
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Screening
The TSA will screen all checked Luggage. Passengers are advised to leave their Luggage unlocked otherwise the Federal Security Screeners may have to open and search the Luggage as part of the screening procedure. For further details, please visit the official website of the TSA at www.tsatraveltips.us