Embargoes for checked bags

Some destinations have limits for oversized, overweight and extra checked bags.

These limits can include how many extra bags you can check, how big they can be and how much they can weigh. Some destinations have year-round limits, while others have limits during peak travel periods.

Because these limits differ from our normal policies, we’ll accept oversized, overweight and extra checked bags to the following destinations as noted below. The limits are for flights to, from and through these destinations.

Please keep in mind this information can change without notice.

Visit our checked bag page for more information. You can also use our calculator to see how many bags you can check and how much it will cost.

Year-round limits for checked bags

The following destinations don’t allow bags that weigh more than 70 pounds (32 kilograms):

  • Auckland, New Zealand (AKL)
  • Lima, Peru (LIM)
  • Melbourne, Australia (MEL)
  • Sydney, Australia (SYD)

The following destinations allow up to three extra checked bags that weigh up to 50 pounds. They don’t allow oversized bags.

  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (GIG)
  • Sao Paulo, Brazil (GRU)

Seasonal limits for checked bags

Some destinations limit oversized, overweight and extra checked bags during peak travel periods like spring break or the holiday season.

If you’re traveling during any of the times below, check to see if your destination has any limits.

  • The following destinations limit customers to one extra checked bag that weighs up to 99.9 pounds. They don’t allow oversized bags.

    • Panama City, Panama (PTY)

    The following destination limits customers to three extra checked bags that weigh up to 99.9 pounds. The destination doesn’t allow oversized bags.

    • Cancun, Mexico (CUN)

    The following destinations limits customers to one extra checked bag that weighs up to 99.9 pounds. They don’t allow oversized bags.

    • Acapulco, Mexico (ACA)
    • Aguascalientes, Mexico (AGU)
    • Antigua-St. John's, Antigua (ANU)
    • Belize City, Belize (BZE)
    • Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles (BON)
    • Chihuahua, Mexico (CUU)
    • Cozumel, Mexico (CZM)
    • Grand Cayman Island, Cayman Islands (GCM)
    • Guadalajara, Mexico (GDL)
    • Ixtapa, Mexico (ZIH)
    • Leon/Guanajuato, Mexico (BJX)
    • Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR)
    • Los Cabos, Mexico (SJD)
    • Manzanillo, Mexico (ZLO)
    • Merida, Mexico (MID)
    • Mexico City, Mexico (MEX)
    • Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ)
    • Monterrey, Mexico (MTY)
    • Morelia, Mexico (MLM)
    • Nassau, Bahamas (NAS)
    • Oaxaca, Mexico (OAX)
    • Oranjestad, Aruba (AUA)
    • Port of Spain, Trinidad (POS)
    • Puebla, Mexico (PBC)
    • Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic (POP)
    • Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (PVR)
    • Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ)
    • Queretaro, Mexico (QRO)
    • Roatan, Honduras (RTB)
    • San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO)
    • San Luis Potosi, Mexico (SLP)
    • St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles (SXM)
    • Tampico, Mexico (TAM)
    • Veracruz, Mexico (VER)
  • The following destinations limit customers to one extra checked bag that weighs up to 99.9 pounds. They don’t allow oversized bags.

    • Acapulco, Mexico (ACA)
    • Aguascalientes, Mexico (AGU)
    • Antigua-St. John's, Antigua (ANU)
    • Belize City, Belize (BZE)
    • Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles (BON)
    • Chihuahua, Mexico (CUU)
    • Ciudad Del Carmen, Mexico (CME)
    • Cozumel, Mexico (CZM)
    • Grand Cayman Island, Cayman Islands (GCM)
    • Guadalajara, Mexico (GDL)
    • Ixtapa, Mexico (ZIH)
    • Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR)
    • Los Cabos, Mexico (SJD)
    • Manzanillo, Mexico (ZLO)
    • Merida, Mexico (MID)
    • Mexico City, Mexico (MEX)
    • Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ)
    • Morelia, Mexico (MLM)
    • Nassau, Bahamas (NAS)
    • Oaxaca, Mexico (OAX)
    • Oranjestad, Aruba (AUA)
    • Puebla, Mexico (PBC)
    • Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic (POP)
    • Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (PVR)
    • Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ)
    • Queretaro, Mexico (QRO)
    • Roatan, Honduras (RTB)
    • San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO)
    • San Luis Potosi, Mexico (SLP)
    • St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles (SXM))
    • Tampico, Mexico (TAM)
    • Veracruz, Mexico (VER)

    The following destination limits customers to three extra checked bags that weigh up to 70.0 pounds. The destination doesn’t allow oversized bags.

    • Lima, Peru (LIM)
  • During the holiday season, some destinations have limits to the checked bags customers can bring.

    The following destinations limit customers to one extra checked bag that weighs up to 99.9 pounds. They don’t allow oversized bags.

    • Leon/Guanajuato, Mexico (BJX)
    • Monterrey, Mexico (MTY)
    • Panama City, Panama (PTY)
    • Port of Spain, Trinidad (POS)
    • Quito, Ecuador (UIO)
  • The following destinations limit customers to one extra checked bag that weighs up to 99.9 pounds. They don’t allow oversized bags.

    • Acapulco, Mexico (ACA)
    • Antigua-St. John's, Antigua (ANU)
    • Belize City, Belize (BZE)
    • Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles (BON)
    • Ciudad Del Carmen, Mexico (CME)
    • Cozumel, Mexico (CZM)
    • Grand Cayman Island, Cayman Islands (GCM)
    • Ixtapa, Mexico (ZIH)
    • Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR)
    • Los Cabos, Mexico (SJD)
    • Manzanillo, Mexico (ZLO)
    • Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ)
    • Nassau, Bahamas (NAS)
    • Oranjestad, Aruba (AUA)
    • Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic (POP)
    • Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (PVR)
    • Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ)
    • Roatan, Honduras (RTB)
    • San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO)
    • St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles (SXM)

    The following destination limits customers to three extra checked bags that weigh up to 99.9 pounds. They don’t allow oversized bags.

    • Cancun, Mexico (CUN)

More information

Checking boxes instead of bags

We’ll accept one box instead of one bag when there are limits for checked bags. The box can weigh up to 50 pounds (23 kilograms) and measure up to 62 linear inches (158 centimeters). For destinations in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, this box can only measure up to 42 linear inches (107 centimeters).

Sports equipment

We can’t accept the following sports equipment when there are limits for checked bags:

  • Bicycles
  • Hang gliders
  • Pole vaults
  • Surfboards
  • Wakeboards
  • Windsurfing boards

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