American Airlines Baggage Policy
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:-
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.