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Sun Country Airlines Baggage Fees: A Definitive Guide

Do you know what sucks? Booking a flight then realizing you haven't paid for luggage. Call us biased but we think we’ve designed some pretty special bags to fit all your gear in, and now we want to help you get the best prices on transporting it. Here’s the lowdown on Sun Country Airlines baggage fees and a few hints and tips to save on your costs too.

What is Sun Country Airlines?

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You probably know Sun Country Airlines if you are in the Midwest as it’s based out of the twin cities of Minneapolis and St Paul. It operates flights to destinations around the United States, as well as Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Which countries does Sun Country Airlines operate in?

Sun Country Airlines offers domestic flights within the United States as well as international flights. They operate in 13 countries, including the United States, Mexico, Central America, and several Caribbean countries.

Is Sun Country Airlines safe?

Yes, Sun Country Airlines is generally considered a safe airline. They have a 7/7 safety rating, which is the highest possible score and have maintained a perfect safety record since it began operating in 1983.

Sun Country Airline Baggage Fees

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When you book your flight, you'll need to be aware of the Sun Country Airline baggage fees that apply. All bags are priced each way, per person, per bag, and are non-refundable.

Here's a rundown of what they are and how much they cost:

Sun Country Airlines Carry-on Baggage Fees

All flights allow you to take a personal item that can fit under the seat in front for free. This can’t be larger than 17 inches x 13 inches x 9 inches. If you bring a carry-on item to put in the overhead locker you will be charged. These bags can be 24 inches x 16 inches x 11 inches so our Carry-On closet medium and large sizes would be your perfect companion. It costs $30 at the time of making your booking or $45 if you do it at the airport.

Sun Country Airlines Checked Baggage Fees

Sun Country Airlines charges for all checked bags. According to their baggage allowance, checked luggage should be no more than 50 pounds and 62 inches. Your first and second checked bags will cost you $30 each if you select during booking or when checking in online. It goes up to $40 if you check a bag at the airport.

Sun Country Airlines Excess Baggage Fees

If you want to check in a third cabin bag you’ll be charged $60, regardless of whether you pay before or at the airport. With our Check In Closet you’ll have know worries meeting the size requirements and the unbreakable shell will keep everything inside safe.

Sun Country Airlines Overweight Baggage Fees

For baggage weighing over 50 pounds you’re going to have to pay extra. If you’re between 51-60 pounds over it’s $20, and 61-100 pounds will set you back $60. They won’t accept anything over 100 pounds.

Flights from Jamaica and Puerto Rico can’t have any bags weighing over 70 pounds.

Sun Country Airlines Oversize Baggage Fees

Oversize bags are also subject to additional charges. Bags larger than 63 inches will set passengers back an additional $100. Sporting equipment will cost $100 to check.

Tips to avoid Sun Country Airlines baggage fees

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So we know Sun Country baggage fees apply to checked and carry on baggage but what are some ways to minimize the costs?

Pack light

As you won’t be charged for a personal item, try to travel with only a bag that can squish under the seat in front of you. Browse our backpack selection for clever space savers where you won’t have to compromise on what you can fit in. This could save you $60 on a round trip.

Choose the right fare

Sun Country Airlines offers several fare classes, and some of them include free checked baggage. For example, the "U-Fly Plus" fare includes one free checked bag, and the "First Class" fare includes two free checked bags.

Join the Ufly Rewards Program

Sun Country Airlines has a loyalty program called Ufly Rewards, which allows members to earn points for flights and other activities. Ufly Rewards members get one free checked bag on every flight.

Pay for bags in advance

Sun Country Airlines charges higher baggage fees at the airport than if you pay in advance as they add a handling fee.

Long Story Short...

So there’s all you need to know about Sun Country Airlines baggage fees and how to get the best deals. Now go book some vacations!

 

 Written by Laura Sedlak