Baggage Policies

Carry On Item

Carry on items must fit easily in our overhead compartment, if your item does not fit you will be subject to a gate check.
Carry On items should measure no more than 9"H (22cm) x 14"W (35cm) x 22" L (55cm), including handles and wheel.
Items include duffle bags and small roller bags that will fit in the overhead bins on our ATR-42/72 aircraft.
Please familiarize yourself with our Prohibited Items that are not allowed on our flights. For more information on dangerous goods, visit the FAA's Pack Safe page.

Personal Item

Personal items must fit easily in the confines under a passenger seat or fit in an overhead compartment regardless of where the item is eventually stowed.
Examples of Personal Items include, but are not limited to a small backpack, briefcase, purses, pocketbook, handbag, or pet in carrier. 
These must measure 8"H (20 cm) x 10" W (25 cm) x 17" L (43 cm).
The following items may be permitted on-board and do not count as Personal Items: loose clothing, hats, overcoats, crutches, canes, walker, approved medical devices, approved child restraint seat, and collapsible strollers.


Overweight Baggage

Please be aware that certain overweight items of sporting equipment such as surfboards, scuba equipment, and fishing gear may incur additional baggage service charges, and items over 84 inches in length cannot be carried.  Baggage service fees apply at any point where bags are checked. Service charge amounts are charged per person, per bag, one-way - see note below regarding baggage service charges when travel involves Silver and another airline.
Baggage service charges for overweight and/or oversize bags cannot be paid online and are collected at airport check-in as a charge for more than 2 bags.
When checking more than 2 items, the additional items (no more than 10 permitted) will be loaded on a standby/space available basis and handled in accordance with voluntary separation baggage rules.
If your baggage needs require you to check additional baggage or baggage that is over the listed size and weight limits, please note the additional fees for overweight and oversize bags shown below.


Baggage Type


Baggage Service Fees


Third Checked Bag



Overweight Bag 
(51 - 70 lbs / 62 linear inches) 


Checked Bag Fee + $50


Overweight Bag 
(71 - 100 lbs / 62 linear inches) 


Checked Bag Fee + $100


Oversized bag 
(62-115 linear inches)


Checked Bag Fee + $100


Sporting equipment ***


Checked Bag + Overweight Fee apply


*  No Booking Service Fee is applied for calls made to the Reservation Center in order to add ancillary products such as Checked Baggage.
**  Service Charges for up to 2 checked bags can be paid online - service charges for more than 2 bags and for sporting equipment must be paid at the airport. 3rd bag or more can only be purchased at the airport at the day of departure rate of $100 and is not guaranteed to be accepted due to aircraft weight restrictions.
*** Sporting Equipment will be treated as any other checked bag - an airport checked bag service charge is applied along with any applicable overweight service charges. Maximum length for any item is 84 inches.

United Passenger Baggage Fees

The baggage allowance and service charges of the first carrier in the itinerary may be applicable. For travelers who purchased a full-fare first-class ticket, with a connecting Silver Airways flight, no bag service charges apply when checking in with Silver Airways.  For United MileagePlus credit cardholders, United MileagePlus® Premier members, and United connecting customers traveling in premium cabins or to long-haul destinations, United baggage service charge waivers
may now apply when checking in with Silver Airways as the first operating carrier. Please see an agent at check-in for further information and eligibility.

Checked baggage

Silver Airways will accept checked baggage with a maximum weight of 50 pounds (23 kg) per bag and a maximum outside dimension of 62 inches (157 cm) per bag.

When check-in requirements are not met or you have exceeded the checked baggage pieces limit (more than 2), it is possible your baggage may not arrive on your flight. If this occurs, your baggage will be sent on the next available flight with space permitting, tagged as ‘Voluntary Separation’ and when applicable, standby in addition to the standard checked baggage tag. It is the responsibility of the passenger to return to the airport for the retrieval of the impacted baggage upon notification of arrival.

For a trip that includes one or more connections, bags will be checked to your final destination, and the service charge will apply for checking a bag from your origin to your destination.

If you desire to add additional checked baggage please refer to the chart below for the fees per route. 

1st Checked Bag*
*$5 more at the airport
2nd Checked Bag*
*$5 more at the airport


For travel within the continental U.S. and for travel originating in St. Croix and St. Thomas, excluding the following routes

(1st bag fee/2nd bag fee):

Ft. Lauderdale - Key West, Orlando ($35/$45)
Orlando - Pensacola ($35/$45)
Tampa - Pensacola, Key West ($35/$45)




For travel between the continental U.S. and The Bahamas and for travel in the Caribbean†, excluding the following routes

(1st bag fee/2nd bag fee):

Ft. Lauderdale - Freeport, Marsh Harbour, North Eleuthera ($43/$50)
       San Juan - Santiago, St.Kitts,                               Dominica ($45/$50)      



*Baggage Service fees are non-refundable and can be paid online, through Manage Booking, or at the airport. When paying baggage service charges online, travelers may pay for a maximum of 2 checked bags. All checked bag prices are charged per bag, per person, one-way.

† Caribbean region includes destinations in: Anguilla; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Puerto Rico; St. Kitts; St. Maarten; and Tortola. Excludes St. Croix and St. Thomas.

Active-duty U.S. military personnel get up to 2 free of charge checked bags up to 70 pounds each with a maximum dimension of 62 linear inches; all other baggage service charges and rules apply for checked baggage beyond that exemption. This allowance does not apply to the spouse or dependents of military personnel. Silver also offers a discount to active-duty personnel on their leisure travel. To receive this discount please bring your Military ID to show to the ticket counter.