Excess baggage embargo

Excess Baggage to/from the following destinations will be accepted as noted below.

During an excess baggage embargo, when no excess baggage is accepted: one box, instead of one free bag; maximum 50 pounds (23 kg) and 62 linear inches (158 cm) (total length + width + height) will be accepted free of charge. Exception: one box is accepted on ExpressJet Airlines, Inc. doing business as United Express® with destinations to the Caribbean, Central America and Mexico, instead of one bag; maximum 50 pounds and 42 linear inches (107 cm).

Baggage exceeding the allowable size (62 linear inches/158 cm) (total length + width + height) will be accepted as noted below.

Please note that information is subject to change without notice.

To determine checked baggage service charges for your itinerary, use our Baggage Calculator.

The following items of sporting equipment will not be accepted during an excess baggage embargo when no excess baggage is allowed: bicycles, hang gliders, pole vaults, surfboards, wakeboards and windsurfing boards.

Permanent baggage embargo

For San Salvador, El Salvador (SAL):

Customers who purchase tickets on or after October 10, 2018, for flights to, from or connecting through SAL are only allowed two bags weighing up to 50 lbs. (23 kg). Excess, oversized and overweight baggage are not permitted at any time. For tickets purchased before October 10, 2018, please review the seasonal embargoes listed below.

The following city does not allow excess baggage or oversized baggage at any time:

  • Tegucigalpa, Honduras (TGU)

The following city does not allow oversized baggage at any time:

  • Havana, Cuba (HAV)

The following cities do not permit checked baggage in excess of 70 pounds (32 kg):

  • Amsterdam, Netherlands (AMS)
  • Athens, Greece (ATH)
  • Auckland, New Zealand (AKL)
  • Barcelona, Spain (BCN)
  • Berlin, Germany (TXL)
  • Brussels, Belgium (BRU)
  • Dublin, Ireland (DUB)
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom (EDI)
  • Glasgow, United Kingdom (GLA)
  • Havana, Cuba (HAV)
  • Hamburg, Germany (HAM)
  • Lima, Peru (LIM)
  • Lisbon, Portugal (LIS)
  • London, United Kingdom (LHR)
  • Madrid, Spain (MAD)
  • Manchester, United Kingdom (MAN)
  • Melbourne, Australia (MEL)
  • Milan, Italy (MXP)
  • Munich, Germany (MUN)
  • Porto, Portugal (OPO)
  • Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF)
  • Rome, Italy (FCO)
  • Shannon, Ireland (SNN)
  • Stockholm, Sweden (ARN)
  • Sydney, Australia (SYD)
  • Venice, Italy (VCE)

Note: Information is subject to change without notice.

Customers traveling to, from or through the following cities are limited to three excess pieces of checked baggage weighing up to 50 pounds. Oversized baggage is not permitted.

  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (GIG)
  • Sao Paulo, Brazil (GRU)
  • Customers traveling to, from or through the following cities are limited to one excess piece of checked baggage weighing up to 99.9 pounds. Oversized baggage is not permitted.

    • Bogota, Colombia (BOG)
    • Panama City, Panama (PTY)

    Customers traveling to, from or through the following city are limited to three excess pieces of checked baggage weighing up to 99.9 pounds. Oversized baggage is not permitted.

    • Cancun, Mexico (CUN)

    Customers who purchased tickets before October 10, 2018, and are traveling to, from or through the following city may bring two bags weighing up to 70 pounds but are not permitted excess baggage or oversized baggage.

    • San Salvador, El Salvador (SAL)
    Customers traveling to, from or through the following cities are limited to one excess piece of checked baggage weighing up to 99.9 pounds. Oversized baggage is not permitted.
    • 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)
    • Guatemala City, Guatemala (GUA)
    • Guadalajara, Mexico (GDL)
    • Ixtapa, Mexico (ZIH)
    • Leon/Guanajuato, Mexico (BJX)
    • Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR)
    • Los Cabos, Mexico (SJD)
    • Manzanillo, Mexico (ZLO)
    • Managua, Nicaragua (MGA)
    • 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)
    • San Pedro Sula, Honduras (SAP)
    • Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (SDQ)
    • St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles (SXM)
    • Tampico, Mexico (TAM)
    • Veracruz, Mexico (VER)
  • Customers traveling to, from or through the following cities are limited to one excess piece of checked baggage weighing up to 99.9 pounds. Oversized baggage is not permitted.

    • 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)

    Customers traveling to, from or through the following city are limited to three excess pieces of checked baggage weighing up to 70.0 pounds. Oversized baggage is not permitted

    • Lima, Peru (LIM)

    Customers who purchased tickets before October 10, 2018, and are traveling to, from or through the following city may bring two bags weighing up to 70 pounds but are not permitted excess baggage or oversized baggage.

    • San Salvador, El Salvador (SAL)
  • Customers traveling to, from or through the following cities are limited to one excess piece of checked baggage weighing up to 99.9 pounds. Oversized baggage is not permitted.

    • Bogota, Colombia (BOG)
    • Guatemala City, Guatemala (GUA)
    • Leon/Guanajuato, Mexico (BJX)
    • Managua, Nicaragua (MGA)
    • Monterrey, Mexico (MTY)
    • Panama City, Panama (PTY)
    • Port of Spain, Trinidad (POS)
    • Quito, Ecuador (UIO)
    • San Pedro Sula, Honduras (SAP)
    • Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (SDQ)
  • Customers traveling to, from or through the following cities are limited to one excess piece of checked baggage weighing up to 99.9 pounds. Oversized baggage is not permitted.

    • 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)

    Customers traveling to, from or through the following city are limited to three excess pieces of checked baggage weighing up to 99.9 pounds. Oversized baggage is not permitted.

    • Cancun, Mexico (CUN)

    Customers who purchased tickets before October 10, 2018, and are traveling to, from or through the following city may bring two bags weighing up to 70 pounds but are not permitted excess baggage or oversized baggage.

    • San Salvador, El Salvador (SAL)

Embargo fees for select destinations

From June 20 to August 9, as well as December 8 to December 24, customers will be charged $30 for a first checked bag permitted to the following destinations:

  • San Salvador, El Salvador (SAL)

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