How to Get Free Checked Baggage on Major U.S. Airlines

Checked Bags on US Airlines

So, what is the best way to avoid paying for your bags?

The answer is to spend a little more money and upgrading your seats, be a loyal customer to an airline and get elite status, or get one of the branded credit cards. If you or someone you know is an active military member, you can also avoid paying for traveling with checked bags.

Before you start packing try to figure out if you should take a carry on vs. a checked bag. If you want to avoid the fees by not checking a bag, fly with a good carry on luggage.

Next time you fly, use this guide to cut down on the cost you pay for your bags.