The following policies are for passengers traveling in economy class, and are not top tier frequent flyer members.
United States, the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Canada:
Continental AirlinesBaggage Allowance
- Your first checked in bag is $25, your second is $35, with a weight allowance of 50lbs (23kg) per bag, and an additional 40lbs maximum of carry on luggage.
International - Latin America, including South America, Central America, the Caribbean and Mexico (except Brazil and the Dominican Republic) - first checked bag is no charge, second is $30.
International - Tokyo, connecting through Houston and Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paulo, Brazil - two checked bags for free, maximum 70lbs each.
International - Tokyo, connecting through Newark and Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paulo, Brazil - three checked bags for free, maximum 70lbs each.
International - Brazil (from all other airports) - two checked bags for free, maximum 70lbs each.
International - Europe - first checked bag is free, 2nd is $50. $5 less if paid online.
International - Micronesia, Middle East and Asia - two checked bags for free, maximum 50lbs each.
Excess baggage fees for extra/oversized/overweight luggage start at $50 for overweight, $100 for an extra piece, and can run up to several hundred dollars. If it weighs over 70lbs it will not be accepted and you will need to contact cargo for freight charges.
Continental Airlines policies regarding checking strollers, car seats, mobility devices and sports equipment.