Fragile and valuable items

If you’re traveling with expensive items, items that can break, or food that can go bad, we recommend you bring them in your carry-on bag or as your personal item whenever possible. These items do count toward your carry-on or checked bag allowance and may be subject to fees. Use the tool below to learn more about specific fragile items, or read about our fragile items policy. Read more about our fragile items policy.

In general, ice should stay at home, but there are a couple exceptions to that rule.

Blue ice

You can bring blue ice packs with you on your flight, but make sure you’re following all TSA guidelines.

Dry ice

You can bring bags, boxes or other packages containing 5.5 pounds (2.5 kg) or less of dry ice as carry-on or checked bags. These packages must meet the following requirements:

  • It cannot be made out of Styrofoam
  • It must allow for proper ventilation to let carbon dioxide out
  • It must be clearly marked as containing dry ice with the weight of the package and what’s inside

If you’re traveling within the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, we’ll charge $150 per item. For all other destinations we charge $200 per item. This is in addition to any extra bag fees that may apply to your trip.