American Airline Baggage Allowance

American Airline Baggage Allowance

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American Airlines luggage allowance and fees

Flying with American Airlines? Here is some useful information about American Airlines baggage fees & luggage allowance.

ClassDimensionsWeightCostOther information
Cabin Baggage Allowance56cm x 36cm x 23cmN/AN/AN/A
Checked Baggage AllowanceL+W+H 158cm 23kg – 50lbs£60 for 1st bag travelling to/from UK
$30 for 1st bag travelling to/from US domestic
£75 for 2nd bag travelling to/from UK
$40 for 2nd bag travelling to/from US domestic
Excess Baggage AllowanceL+W+H 158cm 23kg – 50lbs£65 for overweight baggage travelling to/from UK£100 for oversized baggage travelling to/from UK$150-200 for overweight baggage travelling to/from US$150-200 for oversized baggage travelling to/from US

American Airlines baggage allowance & fees

Checked baggage

You can check up to 10 items of luggage per passenger if your flight is domestic, transatlantic or transpacific.

If your trip involves travelling to, from, or through Brazil, South America, Mexico, Caribbean or Central America, you can check up to 5 items of luggage per passenger.

The size limit for checked baggage is calculated by adding length + width + height. This total must not exceed 158cm (62 inches). The weight must not be greater than 23kg (50lbs).

  • Travelling to/from the UK: £60 for 1st bag (£75 for 2nd bag)
  • Travelling to/from the US Domestic: $30 for 1st bag ($40 or $55 for 2nd bag depending on destination)

Excess baggage

If your luggage exceeds 158cm in dimensions, it will be counted as oversized baggage and you will have to pay a fee. American Airlines will not accept any baggage that is larger than 320cm (126 inches).

  • Travelling to/from the UK, the oversize baggage fee is £100.
  • Travelling to/from the US domestic, the oversize baggage fee is between $150-200 depending on the destination.

Overweight baggage

If your bag is heavier than 23kg, it will be charged as overweight baggage. American Airlines will not accept any luggage heavier than 45kg (100lbs).

  • From/to the UK, overweight baggage will be charged £65 per one way.
  • From/to the US domestic, overweight baggage will be charged between $100-200 depending on the weight and the destination.

Be aware that these fees are non-refundable and apply per bag per leg of the journey.

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