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American Airlines Baggage allowance and fee




Founded : April 15, 1926 (earliest predecessor airline as American Airways, Inc.)

Key people : Doug Parker (Chairman & CEO) | Robert Isom (President) | Stephen Johnson (Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs) | Derek Kerr (Executive Vice President and CFO)

Country : United States

Office Address : 1 Skyview Drive Fort Worth, TX 76155

City : Fort Worth

State : TX,

Zip Code : 76155

Phone number : +1-800-433-7300

Official Website :

Personal item and Carry-on

Carry-on should be under American baggage policy otherwise, there will be charges applied.

Checked bags policy and allowance

Two complimentary baggage are allowed of 70lbs weight for first and business class. But, there is no complimentary on the baggage fee for airlines economy classes.

Oversize and Overweight bags

The airlines do not accept oversize checked bags over 126inches(320cm). And overweight checked bags above 100lbs(45kgs). The baggage policy and allowance for international routes can vary as per the region.

Bag Type Size(LxWxH) Weight Fee
Personal item 18x14x8in no limits no fee
Carry-on 22x14x9in no limits no fee
Domestic checked bags 62inches 50lbs $30-$200+
Oversized bags 62in – 126in 50lbs $150-$200
Overweight bags 62inches 51lbs-100lbs $100-$200+



If you’re traveling into American premium, business, and first-class, then you can get complimentary on your baggage. Moreover, the elite members and co-brand cardholders also get free standard bags service.

American airlines give free allowance to one personal item and one carry-on per passenger.

The simple way is to avoid the American Airlines baggage fee is by traveling with a family member or friend with elite status. Moreover, do American flight reservations into premium class and carry the right credit card.


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