Most people don’t care about how much their luggage weighs. But they should – especially if they’re flying with budget airlines. Saving a few pounds might not seem much, but by getting a lightweight carry-on, you can save upwards of 20-30% of your total hand luggage weight allowance.
We gathered data on 374 popular suitcases from 32 different luggage brands to find out the average weight of empty suitcases, and how it differs between various materials and other factors.
In this article, we’ll share:
- The average weight of empty softside suitcases
- The average weight of empty hardside suitcases
- How much should lightweight suitcases weigh
- The lightest and heaviest luggage materials
- Whether softside luggage is lighter than hardside luggage
- The lightest and heaviest luggage brands
- Whether spinner suitcases really are heavier than rolling suitcases
How Much Does an Empty Softside Suitcase Weigh on Average?
Average Weight of Empty Softside Underseat Suitcases (15-18 inches / 38-45 cm)
On average, an empty softside underseat suitcase weighs 5.78 lbs (2.62 kg).
Average Weight of Empty Softside Carry-On Suitcases (19-22 inches / 48-55 cm)
On average, an empty softside carry-on suitcase weighs 6.55 lbs (2.97 kg).
Average Weight of Empty Softside Medium Checked Suitcases (23-27 inches / 58-69 cm)
On average, an empty softside medium checked suitcase weighs 8.63 lbs (3.91 kg).
Average Weight of Empty Softside Large Checked Suitcases (28-32 inches / 71-81 cm)
On average, an empty softside large checked suitcase weighs 9.91 lbs (4.50 kg).
How Much Does an Empty Hardside Suitcase Weigh on Average?
Average Weight of Empty Hardside Underseat Suitcases (15-18 inches / 38-45 cm)
On average, an empty hardside underseat suitcase weighs 8.19 lbs (3.71 kg).
Average Weight of Empty Hardside Carry-On Suitcases (19-22 inches / 48-55 cm)
On average, an empty hardside carry-on suitcase weighs 7.11 lbs (3.23 kg).
Average Weight of Empty Hardside Medium Checked Suitcases (23-27 inches / 58-69 cm)
On average, an empty hardside medium checked suitcase weighs 9.23 lbs (4.19 kg).
Average Weight of Empty Hardside Large Checked Suitcases (28-32 inches / 71-81 cm)
On average, an empty hardside large checked suitcase weighs 11.19 lbs (5.08 kg).
Which Are the Lightest Lightweight Suitcases?
Lightweight Underseat Suitcases (15-18 Inches/ 38-45 cm)
We compared 26 popular underseat suitcases to find out which ones were the lightest.
The lightest ones weigh between 4-5 lbs / 1.8-2.3 kg, are made from fabric (polyester), and most of them have two inline wheels, aside from the Rockland Melrose spinner. None of them exceed 15 inches (38 cm) in height.
We found only a few hardside underseat suitcases, and they’re heavier than most hardside carry-ons, so we would recommend getting a fabric one instead.
Lightest softside underseat suitcase: Rockland Melrose (3.99 lbs / 1.81 kg)
Lightest hardside underseat suitcase: Rockland Revolution (6.99 lbs / 3.17 kg)
Lightweight Carry-Ons (19-22 Inches / 48-55 cm)
We compared 127 popular carry-on suitcases to find out which ones were the lightest.
The lightest fabric carry-ons weigh between 3.75-5 lbs (1.7-2.3 kg), most of them have two wheels (although there are a few spinners as well), and they’re made from nylon or polyester. Even though it isn’t the lightest one, a really solid option is the Samsonite Upright carry-on (4.4 lbs / 1.99 kg), which has some really good reviews.
The lightest hardside carry-ons usually weigh just below 6 lbs (2.72 kg) and come with spinner wheels. Although in theory, polypropylene is the lightest hardside plastic, the choice of material doesn’t seem to influence the weight too much, as long as it isn’t made from aluminum.
Lightest softside carry-on: It Luggage World's Lightest Los Angeles (3.75 lbs / 1.70 kg)
Lightest hardside carry-on: Travelpro Maxlite 5 (5.50 lbs / 2.49 kg)
Lightweight Medium Checked Suitcases (23-27 inches / 58-69 cm)
We compared 110 popular medium checked suitcases to find out which ones were the lightest.
The lightest softside medium checked suitcases weigh between 4.5-6 lbs (2-2.7 kg) and they’re made from polyester or nylon. Although not the lightest, some solid options include the Osprey Ozone rolling suitcase (5.1 lbs / 2.35 kg) and the Lipault Plume checked spinner (5.6 lbs / 2.54 kg).
And the lightest hardside alternatives weigh between 7.3-8 lbs (3.4-3.6 kg). They usually have spinner wheels and are made from ABS, polycarbonate, or an ABS/polycarbonate composite.
Lightest medium checked softside suitcase: It Luggage World's Lightest (4.5 lbs / 2.04 kg)
Lightest medium checked hardside suitcase: American Tourister Stratum XLT (7.4 lbs / 3.36 kg)
Lightweight Large Checked Suitcases (28-32 inches / 71-81 cm)
We compared 111 popular large checked suitcases to find out which ones were the lightest.
The lightest ones are made from fabric (polyester or nylon) and weigh between 5.3-7 lbs (2.4-3.2 kg). Although not the lightest, a really solid option is the Samsonite Base Boost checked spinner (6.82 lbs / 3.09 kg).
Similar hardside alternatives weigh between 8.7-10 lbs (3.9-4.5 kg), they usually have spinner wheels and they’re made of various plastic composites. Although not the lightest one, a really solid option is the Samsonite Freeform polypropylene spinner (9.5 lbs / 4.3 kg).
Lightest large checked softside suitcase: It Luggage World's Lightest (5.3 lbs / 2.40 kg)
Lightest large checked hardside suitcase: American Tourister Stratum XLT (8.7 lbs / 3.95 kg)
Which Luggage Materials Are the Lightest?
For determining the average weight of each material, we looked only at carry-on suitcases, because it’s the most popular luggage size, which meant that we could get the largest sample size. In total, we gathered data on 127 carry-ons made from different materials.
Nylon and polyester came out as the lightest fabrics used in luggage. Theoretically, nylon should be a bit heavier, because the threads are usually much thicker, but in reality, both materials are almost identical in weight.
After that, the next lightest materials are various luggage plastics for hardside luggage, such as polypropylene (PP), ABS/PC composite, ABS, PET, and Polycarbonate (PC). Although all of them are fairly similar in terms of weight, polypropylene is the lightest luggage plastic and polycarbonate the heaviest.
The two heaviest materials used in luggage are Ballistic Nylon (softside) and Aluminum (hardside). However, it should be noted that these two materials are also the most durable ones. From our own experience though, well-made fabric suitcases made from polyester and nylon are usually strong enough for frequent travel, so we’d advise choosing something made from these two materials.
Are Spinner Suitcases Heavier Than Rolling (Inline) Suitcases?
We expected spinner suitcases to be heavier than rolling (other called inline or upright) ones because instead of two wheels they come with four. But we didn’t expect such a huge difference between them. On average, a spinner suitcase weighs about 1-3 lbs (0.45-1.36 kg) more than a similar alternative with only two wheels.
If you’re planning on getting a new suitcase, you should seriously consider getting a rolling, upright one. Of course, suitcases with spinner wheels are much easier to move around because they don’t need to be tilted and pulled behind your back. But they’re much heavier, they usually offer less packing space, and spinner wheels are much more likely to break off because they’re “sticking out” from the main frame.
Is Softside Luggage Lighter Than Hardside Luggage?
As we already expected, softside luggage ended up weighing less than hardside luggage. On average, a hardside suitcase weighs about 0.5-2.5 lbs (0.22-1.13 kg) more than a similar fabric alternative. In these calculations, we also included aluminum luggage, which is significantly heavier than fabric luggage, so if you’re getting a plastic hardside suitcase, the difference isn’t as high. That said, in most cases, plastic suitcases still weigh about 0.5-1.5 lbs (0.22-0.68 kg) more.
Which Are the Lightest Luggage Brands?
For this research, we compared the average weight of carry-ons for 32 luggage brands. The lightest ones were Lipault, It Luggage, Eagle Creek, and Osprey. All of them offer really lightweight fabric suitcases, and not only carry-ons but checked ones as well. Other lightweight luggage brands include Merax, Bric’s, Rockland, Travlepro, Coolife, and Showkoo, which also offer lightweight hardside suitcases.
All of them are fairly similar in terms of weight, but we do have to mention that we also included some of the heavier models of Travelpro in this research. Travelpro offers a line of fabric and hardside suitcases called “Maxlite 5“, which in terms of weight, is competing with the lightest suitcases out there. In fact, the Travelpro Maxlite 5 hardside is the lightest hardside carry-on that we found, weighing only 5.50 lbs (2.49 kg). Another thing worth mentioning about Travelpro is that their suitcases are really durable, even more than Samsonite.
Which Are the Heaviest Luggage Brands?
For determining the heaviest luggage brands, we compared the average weight of their most popular carry-ons. The heaviest luggage brands are Tumi, Away, Rimowa, and . This is somewhat unsurprising because these luggage brands also make some of the most durable suitcases out there.
Other heavy luggage brands include Hartmann, Monos, Delsey, Traveler’s Choice, American Tourister, and London Fog. Some of them make somewhat durable luggage, such as Hartmann, Monos, and Delsey, so their weight is justified. It’s also worth noting that American Tourister also offers some really lightweight luggage, such as the American Tourister Stratum XLT medium checked suitcase, which weighs just 7.4 lbs (3.36 kg). You can read its full review over here.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Luggage Weight
What’s the Difference Between Underseat, Carry-On, and Checked Luggage?
Underseat luggage (other called personal items) is the smallest type of luggage, which passengers can take with them on the plane and it has to be stored under airline seats.
Carry-ons are the second smallest type of luggage, which passengers are allowed to bring with them on the plane, and they have to be stored in the overhead compartments.
Checked bags, both medium and large, are the bags that you have to hand over at the check-in desks at the airport. Then they’re transported to the cargo area of the plane by baggage handlers and given back to you when the plane lands.
Read Next: The Ultimate Guide to Luggage Sizes: What Size Should You Get?
Do You Include the Weight of the Suitcase in the Total Luggage Weight?
When measuring the total weight of your luggage (for air travel) you also need to include the weight of the suitcase. For example, if the weight limit is 44 lbs (20 kg), then you need to pack your suitcase full and only then weigh everything.
Is Lightweight Luggage Durable?
A lot of lightweight suitcases aren’t really too durable, and they’re good enough only for leisure travel. However, that’s not the case with all of them. Some lightweight suitcases are actually durable enough to be used for frequent air travel.
If you’re shopping for a lightweight suitcase, then you need to pay close attention to the manufacturer of the bag. If it’s made by a reliable manufacturer, such as Travelpro, Samsonite, Eagle Creek, or Osprey, then the suitcase is probably durable enough for frequent travel.
Is Lightweight Luggage Worth It?
In my opinion, lightweight luggage is totally worth it, but only if you choose a bag from a reliable manufacturer, such as Osprey, Eagle Creek, Samsonite, or Travelpro. It’s usually durable enough to be used somewhat frequently for several years. So I wouldn’t recommend getting the lightest suitcase that you can find, but one that’s lightweight, with good reviews, and made by a reputable brand.
Another thing to consider is that checked luggage takes much more abuse compared to hand luggage, and the weight requirements are much looser there. So if you’re shopping for checked luggage, I wouldn’t recommend obsessing about saving every ounce – instead, you should get something more durable. Ultra-light luggage only makes sense for hand luggage, especially for Europe where the hand luggage weight limits are very strict.
Another plus for lightweight luggage is that usually, it isn’t too expensive. The most expensive lightweight options usually cost only 200-300$, which means that you won’t stress about it too much if the bag eventually breaks.
Read Next: 8 Best Wheeled Lightweight Suitcases in 2022
What Are the Airline Weight Restrictions for Carry-on Luggage?
Here are the most common weight restrictions for carry-on luggage. Just keep in mind that these restrictions may be inaccurate because they change over time.
- American Airlines: 40 pounds (18 kg)
- Air Asia: 15 pounds (7 kg)
- Air Canada: 22 pounds (10 kg)
- Air France: 26 pounds (12 kg)
- British Airways: 50 pounds (23 kg)
- Delta Air Lines: No weight restrictions
- EasyJet: No weight restrictions
- KLM: 26 pounds (12 kg)
- Lufthansa: 17 pounds (8 kg)
- Norwegian Airlines: 22 pounds (10 kg)
- Ryanair: 22 pounds (10 kg)
- Southwest Airlines: No weight restrictions
- Turkish Airlines: 17 pounds (8 kg)
- United Airlines: No weight restrictions
- Virgin: 22 pounds (10 kg)
- Wizz Air: 22 pounds (10 kg)
Note: Overweight carry-on suitcases will need to be checked in for an additional fee, which usually is a bit more than typical checked luggage fees.
What Are the Airline Weight Restrictions for Checked Luggage?
Here are the most common weight restrictions for checked luggage. Just keep in mind that these restrictions may be inaccurate because they change over time.
- American Airlines: 50 pounds (23 kg)
- Air Asia: 70 pounds (32 kg)
- Air Canada: 50 pounds (23 kg)
- Air France: 50 pounds (23 kg)
- British Airways: 50 pounds (23 kg)
- Delta Air Lines: 50 pounds (23 kg)
- EasyJet: 44 pounds (20 kg)
- KLM: 50 pounds (23 kg)
- Lufthansa: 50 pounds (23 kg)
- Norwegian Airlines: 70 pounds (32 kg)
- Ryanair: 44 pounds (20 kg)
- Southwest Airlines: 50 pounds (23 kg)
- Turkish Airlines: 44 pounds (20 kg)
- United Airlines: 50 pounds (23 kg)
- Virgin: 50 pounds (23 kg)
- Wizz Air: 70 pounds (32 kg)
Note: You will need to pay a fee for overweight luggage, which usually is pretty expensive (100-300$ per bag). Bags over a certain limit (usually 100 lbs / 45 kg) won’t even be accepted.
This article was pretty long and technical, so let’s sum everything up in a few sentences:
- On average, an empty softside carry-on weighs 6.55 lbs (2.97 kg)
- On average, an empty hardside carry-on weighs 7.11 lbs (3.23 kg)
- The lightest carry-ons weigh between 3.75-5 lbs (1.7-2.3 kg)
- The lightest luggage materials are polyester, nylon, and polypropylene
- Spinner suitcases weigh 1-3 lbs (0.45-1.36 kg) more than rolling ones
- Hardside suitcases weigh 0.5-2.5 lbs (0.22-1.13 kg) more than softside ones
- The lightest luggage brands are Lipault, It Luggage, Eagle Creek, and Osprey
- The heaviest luggage brands are Tumi, Away, Rimowa, and Briggs & Riley
How much does an empty suitcase weigh? ›
While the average weight of an empty suitcase is approximately 9 pounds, lightweight luggage can weigh as little as 4 pounds depending on the size.How can I estimate the weight of my luggage without a scale? ›
If you have a strong enough pipe or something similar attached on your ceiling, you could wrap a rope around it and try to balance out your luggage on one end, and a bag full of items with known weights on the other end until both items hover at the same height.How do I know if my luggage is under 50 pounds? ›
Weigh yourself on a home scale, then weigh yourself holding the bag. Subtract the first from the second and you'll get the weight of the bag. If the bag is bigger than the scale, such as hanging over the sides, it won't weigh properly and that's why you have to stand on the scales holding it.What is the average weight of 28 inch luggage? ›
Large lightweight suitcases (28 -30 inches) usually weigh between 8.5 – 13 pounds (3.9 – 5.9 kg).Can I mail an empty suitcase? ›
Yes, you can mail a suitcase with USPS as long as it's properly packed and within USPS's size and weight limits. Suitcases should be packed into a box, can weigh up to 70 lbs, and measure up to 130 inches in combined length and girth (the distance around the thickest part). Is it cheaper to ship luggage?How much does an average size suitcase weigh? ›
All Tripp suitcases are lightweight, with soft suitcases weighing under 4kg. Hard cases are under 4.5kg. With some large hard cases weighting just 3.5kg.What if my suitcase is over 50 lbs? ›
That means that if your checked bag weighs more than 50 pounds, your airline will charge you a set fee on top of their standard baggage rate. Most airlines also have a weight limit, usually 70-80 pounds, after which they don't accept bags, even for an extra fee.What weighs the most in a suitcase? ›
When packing, make sure the heaviest items such as shoes or toiletry bags are closest to the bottom of the suitcase, by the wheels. This will also stop the case from toppling over.Do airlines prefer hard or soft luggage? ›
“Almost all U.S. airline crew members use soft-sided roll-aboard bags,” Patrick Smith, airline pilot, air travel blogger, and author, tells Reader's Digest. “My roll-aboard of choice is a 24-inch model from Luggage Works, a specialty luggage company that caters to airline personnel.Which suitcases are lighter hard or soft? ›
ABS is the lightest, but polycarbonate is more durable. The most durable, but also the heaviest, is aluminum.
Is hard or soft luggage better? ›
Because softshell luggage has more give, a hard shell suitcase can be better at protecting fragile contents, assuming you cushion it well inside. On the other hand, that rigid exterior makes hardshell bags unable to be compressed to squeeze into tight spaces like softsided bags are more apt to allow.How can I calculate the weight of my luggage? ›
Purchase a handheld luggage scale to easily find out how much your bags weigh. If you don't want to invest in a luggage scale, no problem! Use a regular bathroom scale by weighing yourself and then yourself holding the luggage. Subtract your weight from the overall weight to find out how much your bag weighs.How much does a 28 inch Samsonite luggage weigh? ›
28” Spinner 28.5 x 20.5 x 13.5, 11.68 lbs.How much is it if your suitcase is over 40 pounds? ›
Beginning on March 1, 2022, checked bags will be capped at 40 pounds each, and those that weigh between 41 and 50 pounds will be charged an additional $50 per bag, per direction. Want more airline-specific news? Sign up for TPG's free biweekly Aviation newsletter!How much does it cost to mail a suitcase? ›
$2 – $6 per pound. Every shipper charges a base rate for your shipment that typically is calculated based on weight of your bag, distance of shipment and speed of service. Be careful because the base rate is often just a part of the total price you will end up paying.Will UPS ship a suitcase without a box? ›
Just give us a few details about your trip and we take care of the rest! With Luggage Forward, bags can be shipped as it would be checked on a plane, there is no requirement to package suitcases in a box.How can I ship my luggage to another state? ›
More Ways to Ship
Your neighborhood The UPS Store® offers multiple methods for sending your suitcase, none of which involve long waits at baggage claim or annoying overweight fees. Choose to use one of our convenient luggage boxes, pack and ship your bag with materials in-store, or ship your suitcase as is!
|Airline||Checked Bag Size||Checked Bag Weight|
|American Airlines||62 in||50 lbs|
|Delta Airlines||62 in||50 lbs|
|United Airlines||62 in||50 lbs|
|Southwest Airlines||62 in||50 lbs|
Though you might find an inch or two of a difference with various airlines, the standard domestic carry-on luggage size is 22" x 14" x 9", which includes the handle and the wheels.What is the lightest suitcase? ›
Our number one pick is the Delsey Paris Clavel, a rigid carry-on suitcase with four spinner wheels and an expandable capacity. More to the point, it weighs just over 5 pounds.
Does rolling your clothes make your suitcase lighter? ›
Rolling your clothes technically doesn't make your baggage lighter. But it does save room. By compressing your clothes, you'll need less space to fit all your things. This means you'll be able to take a smaller, lighter bag, over a bigger, heavier and bulkier suitcase.How do I know if my suitcase is too heavy? ›
- Turn on your scale, and stand on top of it. Read what's your current weight and remember it.
- Pick up your luggage and again stand on the scale. ...
- Subtract the larger number from the smaller one and you'll end up with how much your luggage weighs.
It is rare for airlines to weigh your carry on or hand luggage. So long as your bag is not clearly overweight, and you're able to carry it with ease – you shouldn't have any issues with a slightly overweight bag.Is it better to roll or fold clothes in a suitcase? ›
Rolling your clothes in your suitcase will generally save space. This is because it squeezes air from between folds and means the most of available space is used. If done correctly, rolling can also ensure less wrinkles in your clothes.Do packing cubes make luggage heavier? ›
Compression packing cubes let you pack more clothing or gear into a tighter space, so you can bring more or scale down the size of your primary bag. Both of which can be huge benefits. But they can also make your pack a lot heavier due to the now dense cubes in your pack. It's a balancing act between space and weight.Does vacuuming clothes reduce weight? ›
Yes, it reduces the weigh, since some of the air is sucked out from the bag.Does rolling your clothes make your luggage heavier? ›
Rolling clothes will not make your bag heavier—unless you pack more because of all of the space you saved! So be careful of overpacking. Instead of rolling to save space, roll clothes so that you can downside to a carry-on bag and enjoy a bag that weighs a lot less.How many pounds are allowed in a suitcase? ›
Checked bags must be no longer than 62 linear inches (length + width + depth) and must weigh under 40 pounds. Bags weighing more than 40 pounds will incur additional charges per bag per direction. Bags weighing 41-50 pounds will cost you $50 more and bags weighing 51-100 pounds will cost $100 more.How much can a suitcase weigh when traveling? ›
The weight of your checked bag is important. The standard weight limit for checked baggage on domestic airplanes is 50 pounds per bag.Which airline is best for luggage? ›
The results are fairly straightforward. Southwest charges absolutely no bag fees. American, Alaska, Delta and Hawaiian charge $30 for a checked bag, while JetBlue and United charge $35 for the same.
What time of year is best to buy luggage? ›
When are the best times to buy luggage? The best time to buy luggage is at the end of summer. This is because much less travel takes place when September kicks in. Retailers work around the reduced demand for travel products by offering a host of generous deals on luggage.Should you lock your checked luggage? ›
To prevent your belongings from being stolen or misplaced, we suggest for you to lock your luggage. It's important to protect your bags when traveling and to always keep an eye on them, especially if there is no lock on your luggage.Which suitcase brand is best? ›
- Best Overall. TravelPro. TravelPro. ...
- Best Overall, Runner-up. Samsonite. Samsonite. ...
- Best Budget. Amazon Basics. Amazon. ...
- Best Splurge. Tumi. Nordstrom. ...
- Best for Staying Organized. Paravel. Paravel. ...
- Most Durable. Briggs & Riley. Briggs & Riley. ...
- Best Style. Away. Away Travel. ...
- Best for Smaller Bags. Calpak. Calpak.
Dark colors are great because they appear less dirty and stains are a lot less noticeable. However, darker colors like black, gray, and dark blue are the most common, so your luggage won't stand out at all.Do hard shell suitcases break easily? ›
Hard shell luggage pieces have been known to crack and fall apart more easily than softer cases. The good news is that companies have been making changes to improve overall quality.Are hard sided suitcases heavier? ›
Weight. Soft-shell luggage tends to be a tad lighter than hard-sided, which lets you carry more contents without exceeding the airline weight limit.Does hard shell luggage prevent bed bugs? ›
They can also help you avoid bringing bed bugs home. Use hard-cased luggage if possible. It is more difficult for bed bugs to attach to rigid materials than to fabric. Pack your clothing in re-sealable plastic bags.What size suitcase do I need for a 7 day trip? ›
25" - 27" Checked Luggage
These sizes are the most popular size of luggage to check. They are ideal for trips of 5 to 7 days, or longer, depending on how you pack. They have a large capacity for multiple outfits, shoes, and toiletries.
If you have a strong enough pipe or something similar attached on your ceiling, you could wrap a rope around it and try to balance out your luggage on one end, and a bag full of items with known weights on the other end until both items hover at the same height.How accurate are luggage scales? ›
Generally, they are very accurate if you get a decent digital scale. There have been measurements of popular digital luggage scales and it shows you can count the accuracy being right around within 2 lbs. So be sure to stay 1-2 lbs under if the limit is50 pounds.
How can I estimate my weight without a scale? ›
- 1 Measure your waistline.
- 2 Do a skinfold test with body calipers.
- 3 Take before and after pictures.
- 4 Try on your old clothes.
- 5 Check in with how your body feels.
- 6 Perform a water displacement test.
- 7 Add weights to a see-saw until it's balanced.
Large lightweight suitcases (28 -30 inches) usually weigh between 8.5 – 13 pounds (3.9 – 5.9 kg).How heavy is a 28 inch suitcase? ›
Average Weight of Empty Hardside Large Checked Suitcases (28-32 inches / 71-81 cm) On average, an empty hardside large checked suitcase weighs 11.19 lbs (5.08 kg).What happens if your suitcase is over 50 lbs? ›
That means that if your checked bag weighs more than 50 pounds, your airline will charge you a set fee on top of their standard baggage rate. Most airlines also have a weight limit, usually 70-80 pounds, after which they don't accept bags, even for an extra fee.How much does 50 pounds of luggage cost? ›
|Baggage category||Fee||Max Weight|
|LugLess checked bag||$20-$45||50lbs|
|LugLess oversized bag||$28-$55||75lbs|
The most common weight restriction for checked luggage on budget airlines is 20 or 23 kg (44 or 50 lbs). The best luggage size for this weight restriction is between 25-29 inches (longest size). That's because 20 or 23 kg checked luggage has to be under 62 linear inches (157 cm).How much does it cost to ship an empty suitcase? ›
$2 – $6 per pound. Every shipper charges a base rate for your shipment that typically is calculated based on weight of your bag, distance of shipment and speed of service.What happens if my suitcase weighs 50 pounds? ›
That means that if your checked bag weighs more than 50 pounds, your airline will charge you a set fee on top of their standard baggage rate. Most airlines also have a weight limit, usually 70-80 pounds, after which they don't accept bags, even for an extra fee.Is it better to ship your luggage or take on plane? ›
Sometimes, it is easier (and cheaper) to just haul it onto the plane with you. However, depending on how many bags you're bringing, how heavy they are, and your value of convenience and time, a luggage shipping service might be an excellent option. Just be sure to allow for some extra time on each end.What weighs most in a suitcase? ›
Often the heaviest clothes are the warmest, so wear your jeans, your bulky sweaters, and your boots. You might feel a bit silly carrying your fur coat with you on the plane when it's warm, but it's a great way to make sure your baggage is light and within the weight restrictions.