Guide to American Airlines Baggage Policy & Allowance Fee

What is American Airlines Checked Baggage Policy?

It is always better to know about the checked baggage policy of American airlines and if you are traveling for the first time, then make sure that you have proper knowledge of baggage policy. If you don’t know about the American Airlines baggage policy, then you can go through the mentioned instructions that can help to pack your checked bags.

Baggage limit:

  • You can check up to 10 bags if you are traveling domestic, transatlantic, and transpacific.
  • You can check up to 5 bags if you are traveling to/through/from South America, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and Brazil.

Weight and size restrictions:

  • The maximum dimension of the checked bag should be 62 inches.
  • The maximum weight of each bag should not more than 23 kg.
  • For the First and Business class, the maximum weight is 32 kg.
  • If any bag exceeds the weight and size limit, then extra charges are applicable.

Checked baggage fee:

  • There are many cases when you won’t have to pay any kind of fee up to 3 bags.
  • 1st checked a bag is complimentary for AAdvantage Gold, Oneworld Ruby and confirmed Business and Confirmed Premium Economy passengers.
  • 2nd and 3rd checked bags are complimentary for AAdvantage Executive Platinum, Oneworld Emerald, and active U.S military with ID.
  • Generally, two bags are free if you are traveling to/from Asia, and after that $200 is applicable on 3rd and a 4th bag.

What is American Airlines Carry-on Baggage Policy?

There are some kinds of items that you can carry in your carry-on bag and it is important to know about that before pack your bags. If you don’t know about the carry-on baggage policy of American airlines, then go through the below instructions:

Personal items:

  • You can carry one personal item bag such as a purse, briefcase, and a small handbag.
  • The dimension of the bag should not exceed 18 x 14 x 8 inches.

Carry-on item:

  • One carry-on bag is allowed whose dimension should be 22 x 14  x 9 inches.
  • All the items must fit into the overhead bin or in front of your seat.

Valet bags:

There is only limited overhead bin space on American Eagle planes and if your carry-on item is larger than a personal item, then you must be required to valet your bag before boarding.


TSA permits some duty-free liquids via security in your carry-on bag and ensures that they are properly packed in a security tamper-proof bag.

With the help of the above-described American airline's baggage policy, you can pack your bags as per the rules and restrictions prescribed by American airlines. If you are still not able to understand or need any other kind of help, then contact the American Airlines Reservations team of American airlines for better assistance.


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