Alaska Airlines Carry On Size, Fees, Limits Guide [2021]

Have questions about your Alaska Airlines Luggage Sizes, Weight & Restrictions? YES

With all the Alaska Airlines rules and regulations, it would be GREAT to the have answers about weight limits and restricted items before jumping on your Alaska Airlines Flight.

Read below your more information on Alaska Airlines Luggage Sizes, Weight & Restrictions:

Alaska Airlines Carry-On Baggage Policy

Alaska Airlines Carry on Sizes
  •  1 FREE Hand Carry on
  •  9″ H x 14″ W x 22″ L
  •  MAX 10kg (22lb) Weight
  •   1 FREE personal item
Alaska Airways Carry On Size Guide

Alaska Airlines Carry-On Size & Rules

The following baggage rules apply only when travelling on Alaska Airlines.

If your itinerary includes travel on another airline, please check that airline’s Web site for their specific baggage rules.

You’re allowed one carry-on bag, which including wheels and handles can measure up to 9″ H x 14″ W x 22″ L.

Alaska Airlines Carry On Personal Items

Alaska Luggage Checker at Airport

One personal item, such as a purse, briefcase or laptop computer.

At least one of the items should be stowed under the seat in front of you.

Items exceeding the free carry-on allowance will be charged $25 per piece and tagged for delivery to baggage claim at your destination.

Alaska Airlines Additional Carry-On Information

Alaska Airlines Luggage

All items brought onboard count toward your carry-on limit except the following:

  • Coats, hats, umbrellas
  • A pillow for personal use
  • Food for immediate consumption
  • Reasonable amount of reading material
  • FAA approved child/infant restraint seats to be occupied by a child, strollers
  • Service Animals, including properly documented emotional support animals
  • Mobility/Medical assistive devices such as wheelchairs, canes, crutches etc.
  • Prescription medications and any medical devices needed to administer them


Alaska Airlines Prohibited Items

Many common items used every day in the home or workplace may seem harmless; however, when transported by air, they can be very dangerous. In flight, variations in temperature and pressure can cause items to leak, generate toxic fumes, or start a fire.

Please refer to the Permitted and Prohibited Items of the Transportation and Security Administration (TSA) website for a complete list of items which are federally restricted from being carried onboard our aircraft.

In addition to the items found on the TSA website, Alaska Airlines has additional restrictions on carrying or checking the following items:

Items marked with a green “OK to Pack” are OK to pack as noted.

Items marked with a red “Do Not Pack” are prohibited from your carry-on and/or checked baggage.

Pottery, Glass, or Wood OK to Pack
Printer and Toner Cartridges
(16 oz or greater, to/from Canada)
Do Not Pack Do Not Pack
Internal Combustion Engines (Outboard motors, chainsaws, generators, gas powered weed eaters) Do Not Pack Do Not Pack
Liquids, Gels, or Aerosols (Purchased Beyond the Security Checkpoints) OK to Pack OK to Pack
Liquids, Gels, or Aerosols (3.4 oz. (100ml) or Less packed per TSA regulations) OK to Pack OK to Pack
Liquids, Gels, or Aerosols (More than 3.4 oz. (100ml) and/or not packed per TSA regulations) Do Not Pack OK to Pack
Alcohol (More than 3.4 oz.) Do Not Pack Restrictions
Breast Milk OK to Pack OK to Pack
Camping/Outdoor Equipment
(containing camp stoves with the residue of flammable liquid, camp fuel cylinders, strike-anywhere matches, insect sprays, propane heaters, etc.)
Do Not Pack Do Not Pack
(Fireworks, gunpowder, signal flares, sparklers, or other explosives)
Do Not Pack Do Not Pack
Flammable Liquids or Solids
(Fuel, paints, lighter refills, strike anywhere matches, Sterno, self-heating meals such as MREs)
Do Not Pack Do Not Pack
Household Items
(Drain cleaners, solvents, other caustic or corrosive solids or liquids)
Do Not Pack Do Not Pack
Lithium Batteries (Checked bags may only contain batteries installed in electronic devices) OK to Pack Do Not Pack
Matches/Lighters (One book of safety matches or one common lighter) OK to Pack Do Not Pack
Other Hazardous Materials
(Gasoline-powered tools, wet-cell batteries, radioactive materials, poisons, infectious substances)
Do Not Pack Do Not Pack
Personal Air Purifiers Do Not Pack OK to Pack
Pool Chemicals
(containing hazardous, oxidizing or reactive materials.)
Do Not Pack Do Not Pack
Sharp Objects
(Knives, cutting instruments – including carpet knives, box cutters, folding or retractable blades, with a cutting edge of more than four inches, pliers larger than seven inches)
Do Not Pack OK to Pack
Styrofoam Containers OK to Pack Do Not Pack
(Firearms, ammunition, mace, tear-gas, or pepper spray)
Do Not Pack OK to Pack

TSA’s recently announced changes to its Prohibited Items list, including allowing small pocket knives on aircraft, has been temporarily delayed. For more information visit


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