American Airlines Baggage Policy


American Airlines Baggage weight, size, and price restrictions vary on the basis of the type of your ticket and the cabin you are traveling in and also on your loyalty status with American Airlines. Complimentary bag allowance is given to certain cabins and in case of overweight and oversized bags, fees are charged by the Airlines. All the bag fees are non-refundable and if you apply for an upgrade, it includes free checked baggage. Also, the baggage fees apply per person at each check-in location. The number of bags allowed in each cabin is as follows:-

American Airlines Checked Baggage Policy


You can carry 10 checked bags if your trip is domestic, transatlantic and transpacific and you can carry up to 5 bags if you are traveling to/from/through Brazil, South America, Mexico/Central American/ Caribbean. The checked bag allowance on the basis of the class of cabins are:- American Airlines Baggage Allowance:- Checked Bags:-


American Airlines Carry On Baggage Policy



American Airlines Baggage Weight



American Airlines Oversize and Overweight bags


The fee for oversized and overweight baggage vary according to your destination. This fee is nonrefundable and is levied per person. You may have to pay more than one fee as your bags may be overweight and oversized both.


Oversize baggage fee


The oversize baggage fees for checked bags between 62in/158cm-126in/320cm according to the destination are as follows:-


Overweight baggage fee


For the weight between 51 lbs / 23 kgs - 70 lbs / 32 kgs the fee for the following destinations is $100:-


Frequently Asked Questions

American Airlines allows 1 carry-on bag and 1 personal item for free. Personal items may include a purse,laptop bag or a briefcase. The carry-ons must fit the overhead bin or underneath the seat. Its size must be 45 inches/115 centimeters.

You can avoid baggage fees on American Airlines in the following ways:-

  • Purchase a premium ticket( First, Business or Premium Economy)
  • Hold elite status or travel with a family member or a friend holding elite status
  • Carry special credit cards that provide valuable benefits

If you are an AAdvantage Aviator, AAdvantage Gold members and Citi AAdvantage cardmembers your 1st piece of checked bag is free of cost. AAdvantage® Platinum Pro and AAdvantage® Platinum members get 2 pieces of checked bags complimentary.

American Airlines basic economy does include 1 carry on which is free of cost+1 personal item for free. These two must fit in the overhead bin or underneath the seat.