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Volaris Baggage Allowance – Pack Right, Travel Smart

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Published on November 2, 2023

Planning a trip with Volaris Airlines? Check what baggage your ticket includes. Volaris Baggage Allowance offers a wide range of options to make passenger travel more convenient at a reasonable cost. Every passenger can take one carry-on and personal item for free with one checked baggage which applies Volaris baggage fee. The Volaris baggage policy changes according to the type of ticket purchased. Some fares do not include carry-ons, while some aren’t permitted to have checked baggage. Learn Volaris Baggage Allowance to avoid additional changes and pack right for a stress-free journey.   

Volaris Carry-on Baggage Policy

Volaris Carry-on Baggage Policy

Volaris Onboard Cabin Bags can be a bag with or without wheels that is brought onto the flight with the passenger. As per the Volaris Luggage Policy, passengers are allowed to carry 2 cabin bags on board. In contrast, passengers flying on Zero fares are not permitted to carry any luggage on the plane. However, they can purchase it if it’s necessary. The bag meets the desired carry on luggage weight to travel in fare v.club, Clean Base Fare, & Regular Fare. It is stored underneath the front seat or stowed in the overhead bin. The Volaris Airlines Carry-on Baggage Policy is similar for both domestic and international flights. Every passenger is required to meet the limitations of carry-on size and dimensions. In case the luggage exceeds the limit, check in the bag for a fee or purchase additional baggage.

Passengers can take a handbag, a backpack, a portfolio, a laptop, etc as a carry-on. According to Volaris Liquid Policy, you may carry liquid, gas, and sprays in a 100ml container. This must be packed and sealed tightly in a transparent plastic bag. The following are the other items that you can bring on board:

  • Infant formula, milk, baby food, or medicines – The medicines could be prescribed or non-prescribed. Passengers must inform the airline about such items and it may go through a proper inspection as well. 
  • Batteries – Passengers may carry batteries that are for personal use in electrical or electronic devices such as D, C, AA, AAA, 9V, and 6V.
  • Alcoholic Beverages: Travelers are permitted to carry 5 lts of alcoholic beverages bought in Duty-Free. It must contain about 24% to 70% volume of alcohol properly sealed with branding. This is allowed only on direct domestic or international routes with no connecting flight. 

Volaris Carry On Weight Limit

Volaris Carry On Luggage Weight must be under 22 lbs combined with the two pieces of luggage. If the baggage exceeds the decided measurements, passengers can pay an additional charge for the oversized luggage. Passengers can add an extra 20 lbs in addition to two carry on luggage weights by covering additional charges. 

Buy additional baggage before arriving at the airport to save more money. Simply go to the “Add Optional Services” on the official website and add extra cabin baggage. If it’s urgent then you can also add this service while printing the boarding pass or contacting the airline. However, flights originating from the US permit only two small cabin bags per head official disposition by the TSA (Transportation Security Administration).

Volaris Carry On Size

The Volaris Carry On Luggage Size must be up to 22.4 x 15.7 x 12.9 for both cabin bags. These dimensions are decided according to the provided storage space. Otherwise, the luggage will not fit in the overhead compartment or under the seat. Eventually, the passenger will have to check the baggage that does not fit the Volaris Carry On Dimensions. The normal checked baggage policy and fee are applied. Passengers may note that these dimensions are subject to change according to the type of aircraft. Some planes have larger compartments for storage leading to extended Volaris carry on size.

Carry-On Baggage Fee for Volaris Zero Fare

Passengers with Zero fares are not allowed to take carry-on bags on planes. Fortunately, they can request to add a cabin bag. You will have to pay a certain amount depending on various factors. However, the baggage must meet the required Volaris carry on weight limit and dimensions. Find out how much you will have to pay for a carry-on:

Point of PurchasingUsed Channel
(Online, Offline)
Amount
During BookingAllLS Up to $870 MXNHS Up to $910 MXN
Pre-flightAllLS Up to $925 MXNHS Up to $925 MXN
Airport and Boarding GateBoarding GateLS Up to $800 MXNHS Up to $800 MXN
International Routes
Point of PurchaseUsed ChannelAmount
During BookingAllLS Up to $61 USDHS Up to $63 USD
Pre-flightAllLS Up to $116.99 USDHS Up to $116.99 USD
AirportAirportLS Up to $116.99 USDHS Up to $116.99 USD
AirportBoarding LS Up to $116.99 USDHS Up to $116.99 USD

Volaris Personal Item Allowance

Aside from carry-on, passengers can also carry Volaris Personal Items free of cost on board. Your personal item can be a backpack, handbag, briefcase, laptop bag, etc which must fit under the front seat. The Volaris personal item size is similar to that of cabin luggage i.e. 22.4 x 15.7 x 12.9 maximum. All three travel classes (Zero, Basic, & Plus) )of Volaris permit one personal item on board. For Basic and Plus fares, the combined weight of Volaris Personal Item and carry-on must not exceed 44 lbs. These rules are considered for international flights as well. 

Volaris Checked Baggage Allowance

Volaris Checked Baggage Allowance

Volaris Checked Baggage is transported via aircraft cargo hold which is a large compartment at the bottom part of the plane. Passengers must check these bags in or at the baggage counter two hours before the domestic (within Mexico) scheduled departure. Whereas, three hours before the departure of international flights. The airline permits one baggage that adheres to the Volaris Checked Bag Weight of 55 lb on Plus Fares. The dimensions of this luggage must be 62 inches in total. 

Perishable items packed in checked baggage which does not comply with necessary requirements are not allowed on planes. Kindly check the following list of items that you can carry as checked baggage:

  • Cardboard Boxes

Passengers can pack a cardboard box up until it is in good condition and weighs not more than 55 lbs. Mind you, this cardboard must not be used for transporting eggs or hazardous materials. 

You can check a cardboard box as long as it is in good condition, weighs no more than 55 lbs., and is not being used to transport eggs or hazardous materials.

  • Perishable Items

You can pack perishable items inside checked luggage at your own responsibility. It must be carried out as long as it complies with all the rules and regulations of the country. Pack the items securely indicating gross weight and type of perishable items contained. These items include fresh meat, frozen meat, sweets, cakes, flowers, plants, fruits, vegetables, fish, seafood, and milk products. 

Volaris Checked Bag Weight

The Volaris Checked Bag Weight is the same for both domestic and international flights. If you wish to take more baggage then you can add up to 5 checked bags under 62 inches and 55 lbs for an additional fee. It is advisable to purchase extra checked bags before arriving at the airport to avoid paying a higher Volaris Baggage Price. The prices are more reasonable when you purchase such a service during the booking process. However, if the booking is already made, go to the “Add Service” page on the website or contact the airline. The maximum limit for overweight baggage is 99 lbs. Otherwise, the airline charges extra for bags that exceed the maximum allowance of Volaris Checked Bag Weight. 

Ensure that you mention your name on bag tags with the correct destinations while checking the bag. On the other hand, make sure that the receipt matches the tag while claiming the bag after landing. 

Volaris Checked Bag Fee

Volaris Checked Bag Fee varies according to the type of fare, booking channel, and the point of purchasing the bag. The amount stated below is for first checked baggage, extra baggage cost is mentioned in the following heading. 

Domestic Routes
Point of PurchasingUsed Channel
(Online, Offline)
Amount
During BookingAllLS Up to $1,150 MXNHS Up to $1,150 MXN
Pre-flightAllLS Up to $1,365 MXNHS Up to $1,365 MXN
Airport and Boarding GateAirportLS Up to $1,100 MXNHS Up to $1,300 MXN
International Destinations
RoutesChannel Amount
Booking – All routes except CentralAmerica- USA and USA-CentralAmerica, MEX- Central America andCentral America- MEX, SouthAmerica- USA and USA- SouthAmerica, MEX – South America andSouth America – MEXAllLS Up to $117 USDHS Up to $117 USD
Booking – Only routes betweenCentral America- USA and USACentral America, South America –USA and USA- South AmericaAllLS Up to $126 USDHS Up to $126 USD
Booking – Only routes between MEXCentral America and CentralAmerica- MEX, MEX – South Americaand South America – MEXAllLS Up to $78 USDHS Up to $78 USD
Pre-flight – All routes except CentralAmerica- USA and USA-CentralAmerica, MEX- Central America andCentral America- MEX, SouthAmerica – USA and USA- SouthAmerica, MEX – South America andSouth America – MEXAllLS Up to $136.99 USDHS Up to $136.99 USD
Pre-flight – Only routes betweenCentral America- USA and USACentral America, South America –USA and USA- South AmericaAllLS Up to $143 USDHS Up to $143 USD
Pre-flight – Only routes betweenMEX- Central America and CentralAmerica- MEX, MEX – South Americaand South America – MEXAllLS Up to $110 USDHS Up to $110 USD
Airport and boarding gate- All routesexcept Central America- USA y USACentral America, MEX- CentralAmerica and Central America- MEX,South America – USA and USA- SouthAmerica, MEX – South America andSouth America – MEXAirport & boardinggate LS Up to $170 USDHS Up to $170 USD
Airport and boarding gate- Onlyroutes between Central AmericaUSA and USA-Central America, SouthAmerica – USA and USA- SouthAmericaAirport & boardinggate LS Up to $250 USDHS Up to $280 USD
Airport and boarding gate- Onlyroutes between MEX- CentralAmerica and Central America- MEX,MEX – South America and SouthAmerica – MEXAirport & boardinggate LS Up to $120 USDHS Up to $130 USD

Volaris Oversized & Overweight Baggage Guidelines

Volaris oversize/Overweight Baggage Guidelines

If you check in a bag that exceeds the decided Volaris Checked Bag Weight & Size then it is considered oversized & overweight baggage. For this, the airline charges extra per bag. The maximum size of a bag cannot be more than 78.7 total inches. In case it exceeds, the authority will not accept such a bag.

Bags weighing more than 55 pounds are considered overweight and subject to additional charges. The maximum overweight accepted at the airport is 99.2 pounds otherwise the baggage will not be accepted. The following are the range for oversized baggage and the fee charges for Volaris Oversized & Overweight Baggage:

  1. Excess Baggage Ranges
  •  57.3 – 66.1 lbs
  • 68.3 –  77.1 lbs
  • 79.3 – 88.1 lbs
  • 90 – 99.2 lbs
  1. Fee Charges for Overweight and Oversized Baggage
National routes
Point of PurchaseChannelPrice
Extra checked baggageBookingAll LS Up to $1,319 MXNHS Up to $1,560 MXN
Pre-flightAllLS Up to $1,365 MXNHS Up to $1,365 MXN
Airport & Boarding GateAirportLS Up to $1,200 MXNHS Up to $1,500 MXN
Excess baggage (checked baggage of26 to 35 kg) Airport and boarding gateAirportLS Up to $800 MXNHS Up to $1,000 MXN
Excess baggage (checked baggage of36 to 45 kg)Airport and boarding gateAirportLS Up to $1,800 MXNHS Up to $2,000 MXN
International Routes
Extra checked baggage Booking – All routes except CentralAmerica- USA and USA-CentralAmerica, MEX- Central America andCentral America- MEX, SouthAmerica – USA and USA- SouthAmerica, MEX – South America andSouth America – MEXAllLS Up to $143 USDHS Up to $143 USD
Booking – Only routes betweenCentral America- USA and USACentral America, South America –USA and USA- South AmericaAllLS Up to $264 USD HS Up to $264 USD
Booking – Only routes between MEXCentral America and CentralAmerica- MEX, MEX – South Americaand South America – MEXAllLS Up to $204 USDHS Up to $204 USD
Pre-flight – All routes except CentralAmerica- USA and USA-CentralAmerica, MEX- Central America andCentral America- MEX, SouthAmerica – USA and USA- SouthAmerica, MEX – South America andSouth America – MEXAllLS Up to $169 USDHS Up to $169 USD
Pre-flight – Only routes betweenCentral America- USA and USACentral America, South America –USA and USA- South AmericaAllLS Up to $350.99 USDHS Up to $350.99 USD
Pre-flight – Only routes betweenMEX- Central America and CentralAmerica- MEX, MEX – South Americaand South America – MEXAllLS Up to $220.99 USDHS Up to $220.99 USD
Airport and boarding gate- All routesexcept Central America- USA y USACentral America, MEX- CentralAmerica and Central America- MEX,South America – USA and USA- SouthAmerica, MEX – South America andSouth America – MEXAirport and boardinggateLS Up to $200 USDHS Up to $200 USD
Excess baggage (checked baggage of26 to 35 kg) Airport and boarding gateAirportLS Up to $100 USDHS Up to $150 USD
Excess baggage (checked baggage of36 to 45 kg) Airport and boarding gateAirportLS Up to $200 USDHS Up to $200 USD

Other Types of Volaris Baggage

Volaris permits sports equipment, musical instruments, and pets on their flights. The airlines consider this baggage as checked or carry-on depending upon the weight and size. In some conditions, passengers may have to comply with a different set of rules. Remember, any baggage exceeding the limitation is subject to extra charges. 

  1. Sports Equipment

Passengers wishing to travel with sports equipment have to add the service after confirmation of the reservations. This service will cost you additional charges. Book the service via the official website in the My Trips section, at the airport, or by contacting the airline. It is recommended to add this service prior to the departure date to save money. The equipment must weigh not more than 55 pounds and the dimensions must not exceed 98 inches in total. Some examples of sports items include:- Bicycles, Diving Equipment, Skis, Golf, Sports Boards, Bowling, etc.

  1. Musical Instruments

Volaris Airlines will consider your musical instruments as a carry-on as long as it meets the dimension of 22 x 16 x 10 in. Otherwise, you will have to check it by paying Volaris baggage fees at the airport counter. In any case the baggage exceeds the restrictions, extra charges will apply. These restrictions are the same as the size and weight of checked and carry-on bags. Note that the maximum size of a checked musical instrument is 78.7 in. You may carry instruments like guitars, bass guitars, violins, Flutes or trumpets, Drum kit accessories, Keyboards, Saxophones, etc. 

  1. Traveling with Pet

Passengers who are traveling with a pet can take them as a carry-on if the container fits under the front seat. Otherwise, you will have to check in your pet for its safety. The airline has set certain restrictions according to the breed, kindly check them. Passengers can add onboard or checked pets while making the reservation. Just find the “travel with your pet” option which will be displayed on the “Select your seat” step. Pet Carrier Measurement should be 17.5 x 12 x 7.5 inches if it is carried on board. If you are checking in your pet then the weight of the carrier must not exceed 100 lbs (45 kg). 

Volaris Restricted and Forbidden Baggage

Airlines restrict certain items in carry-on for passenger safety. There are some items are that not allowed in carry-on bags. However, passengers may pack them in checked baggage if they come under approved size and restrictions. Whereas, the transportation of some items solely depends on airport security requirements. Items not accepted onboard or in checked baggage:

  • Batteries (Liquid & Solid)
  • Chlorine
  • Fuels and Chemical Products like Adhesives, Flammable solids (magnesium, hexamine), Gasoline, Kerosene, Lighter fluid, etc.
  • Hazardous materials that are dangerous and infectious. 
  • Hoverboards
  • Lighters and electroshock weapons.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Volaris Liquid Policy?

Passengers carrying liquid items on Volaris carry-on baggage have to pack the substance in a  in a 100ml container.

How strict is Volaris with carry on baggage allowance?

Volaris is strict with carry-on baggage allowance and charges additional charges if any bag exceeds the limitations. 

What is the baggage limit for Volaris?

For Volaris carry-on baggage, the size should be 22.4 x 15.7 x 12.9, and 22 lbs for two pieces. For checked baggage 55 lb and 62 inches in total. 

How many kg is a checked bag on Volaris?

Volaris allows 55 pounds of checked baggage, the maximum limit for overweight baggage is 99.2 pounds.

How much baggage allowance is allowed on the Volaris flight?

Passengers can bring on carry-on and personal items for free and one checked baggage for a fee. 

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