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Checked Baggage Acceptance Weights for Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air
Effective 2014-2015

Alaska Airlines Checked Baggage
Full details & additional links which may be useful can be reviewed at Alaska Arilines

DOT Enhanced Passenger Protection policy rules have changed the way baggage fees are determined. Travel may be wholly on Alaska Airlines but can still be subject to another airline's bag charges.

Travel may be wholly on Alaska Airlines but can still be subject to another airline's bag charges, refer to your travel confirmation to determine which airline's baggage policy applies. When Alaska Airlines baggage policy applies, the following rules and fees are in effect:

Each checked bag must weigh 50 pounds or less and have a maximum dimension of 62 linear inches (length + height + width) to avoid additional charges.

  • A Note from Alaskan Reel Affair Charters: All Fish boxes used by Alaskan Reel Affair Charters are within airline allowed standards and incur no Over-size charges. We also will not exceed the 50 pound maximum weight per ‘piece’ limit

Baggage charges can be paid when checking in online using Web Check-In, at an airport kiosk, with our iPhone or Android mobile apps, or at the ticket counter. For faster service, use your debit or credit card when checking in.

To ensure your checked bags are loaded onto your flight, we're only able to accept checked bags within four hours* of scheduled flight departure times. Review our Check-In and Boarding Guidelines to determine ticket counter hours, as they may not open until closer to your departure time.

Baggage Charges and Allowances*
We accept baggage subject to the standard charges outlined below. Each bag, including bags accepted free of charge, must weigh 50 pounds or less and have a maximum dimension of 62 linear inches (length + height + width) to avoid additional charges.

For domestic travel, charges are assessed to the destination or first stopover of 12 hours or more on a single ticket. Checked baggage charges must be paid again by passengers who continue their journey and check bags after a stopover of 12 hours or more.

For international travel solely on Alaska Airlines, charges are assessed to the destination or first stopover of 24 hours or more on single ticket. Checked baggage charges must be paid again by passengers who continue their journey and check bags after a stopover of 24 hours or more.

For international travel involving another carrier, charges are assessed at the origin and destination only on a single ticket.

Carry-On 1st 2nd 3rd
or more each
Standard Fee Free $25 $75 $75
Club 49™ Member Free Free Free $75
Elite Level Mileage Plan™ members Free Free Free $75
American AAdvantage Elite Level members Free Free Free $75
Delta SkyMiles Diamond, Platinum, and Gold Free Free Free $75
Delta SkyMiles Silver Elite Free Free Free $75

No charge for Carry-on bag(s).

*** Please note that the chart above is a short list and the pricing are estimates only. Please view the complete list of airlines and pricing at Alaska Air Baggage and Service Fees

The following baggage rules apply only when traveling on flights operated by Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air. If your itinerary includes travel on another airline, please check the other airline's Web site for their specific baggage rules.

You're allowed one carry-on bag, which can measure up to 10" H x 17" W x 24" L (25 x 43 x 61 cm) including wheels and handles, plus 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.

Note: Every effort will be made to accommodate your carry-on in the passenger cabin. Acceptance of carry-on baggage is subject to space availability on the aircraft at the time you board. In the event adequate space is not available, your carry-on bag may be checked for no charge to baggage claim at your final destination.

Items exceeding the free carry-on allowance (see exceptions below) will be charged $25 per piece and tagged for delivery to baggage claim at the customer's destination.

Tim, Octobre, and Crew,

Just wanted to thank you again for a wonderful trip. It was our first to Alaska, and definitely not our last. The efforts you made to make our experience perfect were greatly appreciated. We made it home to Wyoming with all the fish, and it was still frozen solid the next day. Before we left home, I didn't clean out the freezer for fear of jinxing the trip, so when I got home, I had a major job.

We are definitely looking forward to seeing you again, and will highly recommend your total operation.

Thanks again,

more words from our guests

Carry-on Baggage Exceptions

The following items may count as your "one" carry-on bag and may exceed the carry-on dimensions as long as they can be safely accommodated in a proper stowage compartment in the cabin of the aircraft.

  • Human organs
  • Art/Advertising portfolios
  • Paintings
  • Delicate scientific equipment
  • Fishing poles

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

  • Coats, hats, umbrellas
  • Reasonable amount of reading material
  • FAA approved child/infant restraint seats to be occupied by a child, strollers (based on space availability; space guaranteed only with the purchase of a ticket for the infant)
  • Mobility/Medical assistive devices such as wheelchairs, canes, crutches, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines, approved portable oxygen concentrators (POC) etc. Visit Travelers with Disabilities and Medical Conditions on the TSA website for more information on allowed medical items and screening procedures.
  • Service Animals, including properly documented emotional support animals
  • Food for immediate consumption
  • A pillow for personal use

Alaskan Reel Affair Charters LLC continues to box your seafood as we have in the past. However, it is important that you bring carry-on luggage only.

Your seafood will be your checked baggage on your return flight home.

We stock and use three (3) sizes of "Wet Lock Fish Boxes": 25 lb, 50 lb and 70 lb "Wet Lock" Boxes. (Our competitors typically stock 50 lb. boxes only.)

It is not uncommon for our guests to average 100 pounds* per angler or more, given the amount of days fished in their chosen All Inclusive Package.

You will of course, continue to check your checked baggage through to your final destination as you always have in the past. If Traveling with another carrier higher fees may apply. Checked baggage information may be found at www.alaskaairlines.com

Remember we will package your fish so that you leave Sitka with your seafood boxed as efficiently as possible.

  • Please bring carry on luggage only as your fish is your check-in baggage on your return flight home.
  • Overweight Boxes & Excess Baggage Fees are the responsibility of our guests.

Wet Lock Box Dimentions (Your Fish Boxes)

  • 20 lb. boxes: 26.5 L x 10.375 W x 5.0 H (inches)
  • 50 lb. boxes: 28.75 L x 14.5 W x 7.34 H (inches)
  • 70 lb boxes: 31.0 L x 15.5 W x 9.5 H (inches)

These boxes are a very heavy corrugated, waxed "wet-lock" fish box. We do take additional measures at our facility to ensure your seafood travels safely home with you. This added measure is compliments of A.R.A.C. and we have found it to be quite effective given the feed back from our guests.

Need more Assurance?

Insulated liners are available at a minimal added cost. These liners have an "R" Value of 1 inch of Styrofoam & are re-usable.

For Convenience - Alaskan Reel Affair Charters LLC is also a Known Shipper with Alaskan Airlines & Horizon





For Reservations please call or write:
Alaskan Reel Affair Charters LLC
P.O. Box 1825 Sitka, AK 99835
Phone: (907) 738-3322
E-mail: reel.affair@worldnet.att.net

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