Baggage & Carry-Ons

Carry-On Baggage

RavnAir Alaska and PenAir — Passengers are limited to one small carry on item not to exceed 14 inches long by 16 inches wide by 9 inches high and limited to 20 pounds on flights. You must declare your hand-carry to a customer service agent and receive an approved hand-carry tag for each flight.

RavnAir Connect — Passengers on are limited to a small carry-on item not to exceed 10 pounds. In most cases, carry-on baggage is limited to the above. Be prepared to consolidate your belongings if necessary.

Note: Accepted carry-on baggage sizes vary. RavnAir Alaska may not be able accommodate carry-on baggage that other carriers can. If you are connecting from another carrier, please be sure to stop by our ticket counter or utilize our baggage sizer to ensure your bag will be accommodated on board our aircraft. If it does not fit in the sizer we will gladly check it for you.

Make sure all luggage and hand-carried items have your name, address and telephone number clearly labeled on the outside as well as the inside. Remove all old tags attached to your luggage from any prior trips. Don’t forget to declare any hand-carried items and receive a hand-carry tag for all approved items.

Gate Checked Baggage

Gate checked baggage is not allowed on RavnAir Group airlines. If you are connecting from another carrier, were you have carried on your bag you will need to check your back in at the ticket counter (we are not able to accept them at the gate) prior to departure. Bags must be checked in, at minimum, 30 minutes prior to your scheduled departure.

Baggage Fees

Each ticketed passenger is allowed one carry-on bag, one personal item (coat or purse), and one checked bag, up to 50 pounds, free of charge.

RavnAir Alaska and PenAir:

  • Bag #1: Free
  • Bag #2: $20
  • Bag #3-5: $75 each
  • Bag #6-8: $100 each
  • Bag #9+: $150 each

RavnAir Connect:

  • Up to 100 Pounds Free *

*RavnAir in-state bag fees require all segments in a reservation be ticketed on RavnAir Group carriers.

When checking more than 1 item, the additional items will be loaded on a standby/space available basis and handled in accordance with voluntary separation baggage rules and apply when check-in requirements are not met or you have exceeded the checked baggage piece limit (more than 1). It is possible your baggage may not arrive on your flight with you. If this occurs, your baggage will be sent on the next available flight, space permitting. It is the responsibility of the customer to return to the airport for the retrieval of the impacted baggage upon notification of arrival.

For RavnAir Connect only operated flights, checked luggage is limited to 100 pound free of charge. Items weighing over 100 pounds will not be accepted as checked luggage and must be sent via RavnAir Cargo or other means. Over size and/or overweight baggage connecting to a non-RavnAir Group carrier will be charged per that carriers rules. RavnAir Group itineraries containing a flight operated by RavnAir Alaska connecting to a RavnAir Connect flight are subject to RavnAir Group baggage fees. (i.e. 100 pounds RavnAir Connect baggage allowance no applicable to travel itineraries containing flight operated by RavnAir Alaska or other partner airlines.)

FlyAway Rewards Gold and Silver members are exempt from the 2nd checked baggage fee. If you have oversize or overweight baggage when making a connection to another carrier, that carrier’s fees will be collected.

Baggage Fee Waivers

In-State Code share Flights:

  • Bag #1-3: Free*
  • Bag #4-5: $75 each
  • Bag #6-8: $100 each
  • Bag #9+: $150 each

In-State Code share Flights = Customer ticketed on Alaska Airlines, ticketed for travel solely within the state of Alaska, Restrictions may apply, such as seasonal bag fees, embargo’s etc.

RavnAir / Alaska Airlines Code share Flights are: Aniak, Barrow/Utqiagvik, Bethel, Cold Bay, Dillingham, Homer, Kenai, King Salmon, Kodiak, McGrath, Nome, Sand Point, St. Mary’s, St. Paul, Unalakleet, Valdez.

*Additional Baggage fee waivers apply to code share fights on a seasonal basis. See Seasonal Bag Allowances and Restrictions below. These seasonal baggage allowances/waivers supersede all other bag fees. Operating carriers’ seasonal baggage allowances proceed all others.

In-State Non-Code share* Flights:

  • Bag #1: Free
  • Bag #2: $20
  • Bag #3-5: $75 each
  • Bag #6-8: $100 each
  • Bag #9+: $150 each

RavnAir Alaska Non-code share flights include: Fairbanks, Deadhorse and Unalaska/Dutch Harbor. Kotzebue is a ‘through’ code share destination only. It is not an intrastate code share.

Connecting Out-of-State on Code share+ Flights:

  • Bag #1: $30
  • Bag #2: $40
  • Bag #3+: $100 each

+ To be considered a code share flight tickets must be sold and ticketed on Alaska Airlines and Alaska Airlines bag fees would apply. Fees listed above are not guaranteed as other airline fees may change periodically. Consult with the connecting carrier to confirm bag fees.

Interline Carriers (AA, DL & UA)

  • All Bags: will be charged at the connecting carrier frees

RavnAir Alaska has a code share agreement with Alaska Airlines and interline agreements with American Airlines, Delta Airlines, and United Airlines. See specifics below.

Military Baggage Allowance

Active duty U.S. military personnel and dependents with a valid military I.D. are allowed five (5) baggage pieces free of charge. These additional baggage pieces may not exceed 50 lbs. each and must not be larger than 115 linear inches without incurring overweight or oversize fees. Each additional bag, after the first 5, are $75 each.

Note: RavnAir Group will make every effort to accommodate the additional five (5) piece military baggage allowance. However, due to operational limitations, additional pieces will be tagged voluntary separation and are subject to space availability.

Overweight and Oversize Baggage

Overweight and oversize pieces travel on a space-available basis and are not guaranteed to travel with on your same flight due to weight and space operational limitations.

  • 51-70 pounds — $100 each
  • 81- 100 pounds — $150 each
  • 62-115 linear inches* — $75 each

Items weighing over 100 pounds will not be accepted at the ticket counter and must be sent via air cargo or other means. Oversize and/or overweight baggage connecting to a non-RavnAir Group carrier will be charged per the connecting airline baggage rules.

* Linear inches = width + height + length.

Seasonal Baggage Allowances and Restrictions

Special waivers, seasonal baggage allowances and embargoes may be placed, system-wide or made applicable to individual markets during season activities, special events as a result of weather or as a RavnAir Group promotion.

Unalaska (Dutch Harbor) – January 1 – December 31 – no more than 1 checked bag per person. Additional baggage may be checked and accepted on a standby, space-available basis. You will be notified by RavnAir Group to return to the airport to pick up standby baggage when it arrives.

Dillingham, Homer, Kenai, King Salmon, Kodiak, Sand Point – June 1 – August 31 – no more than 2 checked bags per person. Additional baggage may be checked and accepted on a standby, space-available basis. You will be notified by RavnAir or PenAir to return to the airport to pick up standby baggage when it arrives.

Code share Flight Baggage Restrictions

Passengers traveling and ticketed on an Alaska Airlines code share flight, with itineraries containing travel solely within the state of Alaska may check 3 bags at no charge. Exceptions include:

  • Passengers traveling to or from Bethel, Barrow or Nome are limited to two (2) bags at no charge.
  • Alaska’s three (3), free in-state does not apply to flights traveling to or from Fairbanks or Deadhorse.
  • Standard RavnAir Group baggage fees apply to or from Kotzebue for travel in-state.

Bag Fees When Connecting to Another Carrier

When connecting to another carrier the bags fees of that carrier would apply. For example, if you are connecting through Anchorage on Alaska, Delta or United to a lower 48 destination, the bag fees for the connecting carrier would be charged.

Other Airline Promotions

RavnAir Group does not honor other airline baggage promotions, such as Alaska Airlines’ Club 49 or Visa Signature Card.

Connecting Flights

RavnAir Group can check baggage through to your final destination on most carriers. If your travel includes one of our airline partners you may be subject to additional checked baggage restrictions or charges.

Please check with the operating carrier for more information regarding their baggage policies.

In order for your connecting carrier or for RavnAir to check your luggage to/or from your destination, the following connections times must be met to/or from Anchorage:

  • Alaska Airlines – 1 hour and 10 minutes (1 hour for Fairbanks)
  • Delta Airlines – 1 hours and 30 minutes
  • American Airlines – 1 hour
  • United Airlines – 2 hours

Please note that if the above connection times are not met, baggage tags unfortunately cannot be issued to your final destination and all baggage must be re-claimed in and re-checked at each airport applicable.

Baggage Restrictions

Many common items used every day in the household or workplace may seem harmless; however, when transported by air, they can be very dangerous. Variations in temperature and pressure in flight can cause items to leak, start a fire or generate toxic fumes. Items that may not be packed in your carry-on or checked luggage may be viewed here.

Sporting Equipment and Restrictions

We accept sports equipment items as checked baggage provided each piece is properly packed in a suitable protective case designed specifically for that the equipment. If your travel includes multiple airlines different restrictions may apply. Contact your connecting carrier for more information. Additional sporting equipment will be charged an excess fee. Cases CANNOT be taped together. There is a fee charged in all situations for equipment such as surfboards, bicycles and scuba gear etc. due to the size of these items.

Please note that these articles are not covered in loss or damage claims, and personal insurance should be placed on any sporting good item prior to travel. Please call RavnAir Group at 800-866-8394 for more information.

  • Bicycles – $75 each

Firearms

Undeclared firearms: firearms may not be placed in carry-on baggage. They may be included in checked baggage if they are declared, unloaded and properly packaged.

Firearms and munitions other than for hunting and sporting purposes are prohibited from carriage as on-board an aircraft. Firearms and munitions for hunting and sporting purposes maybe accepted as checked baggage.

All firearms must be unloaded and carried in a locked, hard-sided container where only the customer retains the key or combination.

Firearms / Shooting Equipment Allowances

The following items may be included in the normal baggage allowance. Excess charges will apply for additional pieces of baggage. All items must be suitably packaged for transport.

  • One rifle case with rifles, scopes, one shooting mat, noise suppressors and small tools, or
  • One shotgun case with shotguns, or
  • One pistol case with pistols, noise suppressors, one pistol telescope and small pistol tools
  • Carriage of firearms (rifle, shotgun, and pistol) in checked baggage will be allowed when the firearm is: a. packed in a hard-sided container or gun case that will prevent against damage during the flight. The hard-sided case must be secured by locks that do not allow for accidental or unauthorized opening.
  • Multiple locks may be required on some cases to ensure the case cannot be opened. However, customers are not required to place locks in every available area on the case, as long as the case is secure.
  • Only the customer retains the key or combination to the lock
  • There is no limit to the number or type of firearms (rifles/shotguns/pistols) per case. Different firearm types may be in the same case as long as each type is properly packed.
  • Packed separately from ammunition (i.e. firearm in the rifle case, and ammunition in another case/bag)
  • Ammunition may be checked with or separately from the firearm. (e.g. two cases, or one case that contains the firearm case and the ammunition box packed separately within the case)
  • The maximum permissible ammunition limit is 50lbs per passenger
  • Ammunition must be securely packed in the original manufacturer’s package or in a container designed for ammunition and of sufficient strength to protect it from accidental crushing or discharge (i.e. wood, fiber, plastic, or metal).
  • Ammunition projectile must be no larger than 11/16″ in diameter, the size of a dime.
  • Spent ammunition shells will be accepted in checked baggage provided they meet the same acceptance procedures as live ammunition (e.g. packed in a crush-proof case)
  • RavnAir Group will not transport fully automatic weapon ammunition.

Upon arrival at your destination airport, Firearms and gun cases/container must be held at the Baggage Office/ Counter until the passenger comes to claim them.

International Transport

International – For additional guidance and restrictions on international firearms transport, please check with a customer service representative from your transporting airline.

Canada – For additional information on firearms transported to or from Canada, please call the Canadian Firearms Program at 1-800-731-4000.

Fish or Game Meat

The Federal Lacey Act requires labeling on all seafood or game meat shipped across state lines. The State of Alaska requires special labeling for the following items leaving the state: unmounted antlers and horns, raw capes from big game and bear hides. Completing and attaching a “big game trophy export” tag from the state of Alaska may meet this requirement or it can be made by marking the outside of the container with the information.

Fish and raw meat will be accepted as part of the free baggage allowance. These items are checked at your own risk. The fish or meat must be packaged in a leak proof container. Styrofoam containers are not permitted. RavnAir Group is not liable for spoilage. Fish or game meat is not covered for loss or damage.

We are unable to accept wet ice packaging. We recommend freezing or chilling meat or fish thoroughly before transporting for best results. These items are checked at your own risk for spoilage. Gel ice is recommended and up to 5 lbs of dry ice is acceptable. Dry ice must be declared at check in, and properly labeled on the package(s). Please read more about dry ice restrictions.

Game Trophies

Antlers and game horns are accepted as cargo only and these items require specific packaging for transport. All antler and horn tips must be protected to avoid damage to other baggage. Game trophies are not covered for loss or damage.

General Tips

Have your containers packaged and sealed before you get to the airport. TSA will inspect your containers in Anchorage. Seal the boxes tight. Fish & Meat should be completely frozen so that it can withstand up to 48 hours in its packaging in the event of any baggage delays.

What to Use

  • Strapping or plastic tape (a minimum of two bands around the entire package). Plastic coolers or fish boxes lined with a polyethylene bag
  • Gel Ice
  • Dry Ice (up to 5 pounds; must be marked)

Do Not Use

  • Duct Tape
  • Styrofoam boxes
  • Wet ice

Labeling

  • Label each container with your name, address, phone number, and the contents
  • Mark each container with shipping instructions – Keep frozen, keep cool, perishable, this side up, etc.
  • Make certain your labels will stay on the containers during the trip. Some stickers will slide off cool or wet packages.

Avoid additional baggage charges by keeping containers under 50 pounds. Anything more than 100 pounds must be shipped air cargo, the fish may not arrive with your flight.

Fragile, Delayed or Damaged Baggage

Baggage that is delayed or damaged should be reported to RavnAir Group personnel, in person, before leaving the airport. If you did not file a claim at the airport, please contact your final destination airport within 24 hours of your arrival. Failure to submit a report of baggage damage or mishandling within 24 hours of arrival at your final destination may affect your eligibility for compensation. If, in the unlikely case your luggage is still missing after 5 days or you have additional questions regarding delayed or damaged bags, please contact the Airport at your final destination.

Fragile Items

Please advise a RavnAir Group customer service agent if your luggage contains fragile items so that the baggage can be labeled with a “fragile” sticker. Items packaged in cardboard boxes are covered in case of total loss but are checked at your own risk and are not covered in the event of damages or loss of contents.

Limitations of Liability

Each ticketed passenger traveling on a U.S. domestic trip is covered to a maximum of $1,250 for damage or loss to non-excluded items checked on a RavnAir Group flight or to a maximum of $2,500 if connecting to another carrier on the same ticket. For most international travel (including domestic portions of international journeys), liability for loss, delay or damage to baggage is limited to approximately $9.07 per pound for checked baggage and $400 per passenger for unchecked baggage.

Excess valuation may be declared on certain types of valuable articles, but liability coverage extends to loss only. RavnAir Group assumes no liability for fragile, perishable or valuable articles.

RavnAir Group is also not responsible for damage, loss or theft of items taken onboard an aircraft by the passenger.

The following items are not covered for loss or damage in checked or unchecked baggage, and excess valuation cannot be purchased. These articles or similarly valuable items are carried at your risk and should be packed in a carry-on bag if possible. Medication should always be in your carry-on bag.

  • Antiques, heirlooms
  • Alcoholic beverages, wines, liquors
  • Art objects, sculptures
  • Binoculars, telescopes, optical devices, including eyeglasses
  • Business contracts, documents
  • Cash, currency
  • Computers and related equipment
  • Electronic equipment, including (but not limited to) computers, CD players, iPods, iPads, game systems, mobile phones, GPS, cameras, camcorders, audio, video or other photographic equipment, including photographs
  • Food Items, including fish, moose and caribou meat for spoilage only
  • Game trophies, including trophy parts, such as antlers, skulls and furs
  • Historical artifacts
  • Irreplaceable books, publications and collectibles, such as baseball cards
  • Jewelry, watches
  • Keys
  • Medication
  • Musical instruments
  • Negotiable papers
  • Original manuscripts
  • Personal electronic devices, such as compact discs and video game cartridges
  • Precious metals
  • Sales samples
  • Securities
  • Sports equipment, including bikes, skis, ski poles, snowboards, hockey sticks, fishing poles and tackle, tents and sleeping bags, or weaponry such as guns or bow-and-arrow archery equipment
  • Silverware

In addition, we cannot accept responsibility for the following damage to shipping containers: scratches, nicks, dirt, lost pull straps, broken telescoping handles, missing or broken wheels, and damage or loss of items in over-packed bags. We recommend that our passengers use hard-sided luggage to help avoid potential damage from any elements or other customers’ luggage. Soft-sided luggage is not designed to protect the contents for any liquid or elemental damages.

Perishable Items

Spoiled or damaged perishables are not covered for loss or damage, and excess valuation cannot be purchased.

Delayed or Damaged Baggage

RavnAir Group will make every responsible effort to return your checked baggage within 24 hours of delay. RavnAir Group will also attempt to contact any customer whose unclaimed, checked luggage contains a name and address or telephone number.

Due to flight availability and U.S. customs requirements, international bags may require more than 24 hours to return to the customer. In this case, a RavnAir Group representative will provide the best available information as to the location and time of the return of baggage. In the event of delayed baggage delivery, RavnAir Group does not offer reimbursement for interim expenses.

RavnAir Group is not responsible for baggage not claimed after the baggage has been made available in the public baggage claim area. All lost, damaged, delayed or missing property must be reported directly to RavnAir Group personnel as soon as possible and no later than four hours after arrival. Damages to wheels, handles, zippers, locks or telescoping handles and nicks, cuts or scratches are not covered and are considered normal wear and tear.

Oversize or overweight baggage (over 50 pounds or 62 inches) is also not covered in damage claims.

Filing a Claim

To file a claim please print and reply using the Statement of Loss or Damage form.