Baggage Fees for Government Travelers
Each airline has its own policy regarding baggage allowances and fees for Service members and government travelers. According to the Joint Travel Regulations (JTR, par. C2302) and the Joint Federal Travel Regulations (JFTR, par. U3015), baggage fees are reimbursable when authorized and incurred on official business.
Bags that exceed the baggage allowance, both in number and size or weight, may be subject to excess baggage fees and may be required to be checked through a cargo counter. Excess baggage fees are reimbursable if your Service/Agency Authorizing Official determines that the expenses are necessary and in the government's interest. Service members are often extended many exceptions to fees charged, however they should adhere to size and weight allowances.
It is recommended that travelers always check an airline's website for specific policies regarding baggage fees. If traveling on a City Pair flight, you can find detailed information on baggage fees on the GSA web site, www.gsa.gov.