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Checked Baggage Policy

How many bags can you take?

Check up to 10 bags if your journey is:
  • Domestic
  • Transatlantic
  • Transpacific
Check up to 5 bags if you’re traveling to / through / from:
  • Mexico / Caribbean / Central America*
  • South America*
  • Brazil*
  • Learn more about our bag limitations
  • Find out which countries are included in each region
*There are seasonal and year-round baggage restrictions

Weight and size

We calculate the size limits of your bag by adding the total outside dimensions of each bag, length + width + height.
 
For all regions, your checked baggage allowance is:
  • Dimension: 62in/158cm
  • Weight: 50lbs/23kg
Excludes Brazil, for which your allowance is:
  • Dimension: 62in/158cm
  • Weight: 70lbs/32kg
Learn what to do if your bag is overweight/oversize

What will it cost?

Complimentary bags
In some cases, you won’t have to pay the baggage fees for up to 3 bags. Find out if this applies to you.
 
1st checked bag is complimentary for:
  • Eligible AAdvantage® Citibank card members (on Domestic American Airlines flights only)
  • Eligible US Airways MasterCard® and US Airways Visa® card members (on Domestic US Airways flights only)
  • AAdvantage Gold
  • oneworld Ruby
  • Alaska MVP members
And when traveling to these destinations
 
1st and 2nd checked bags are complimentary for:
  • AAdvantage Platinum
  • oneworld Sapphire members and any companions traveling with you (excludes corporate bookings)
  • Alaska Airlines MVP Gold 75K and MVP Gold
  • And when traveling to these destinations
1st, 2nd and 3rd checked bags are complimentary for:
  • Confirmed First and Business Class customers
  • AAdvantage Executive Platinum
  • oneworld Emerald
  • Active U.S. military and/or dependents with ID traveling on orders (1st – 5th bags free of charge)
  • Active U.S. military with ID on personal travel

Charges

RegionBag 1Bag 2Bag 3Bag 4+
Domestic$25$35$150$200
Mexico/Caribbean/ Central America$25$40$150$200
Brazil$0$0$85$85
South America$0$0$150$200
Transatlantic$0$100$200$200
Transpacific$0$0$200$200
If your region is not listed, we can still help:
 
Contact Reservations
Find out which countries are included in each region

 

What else can you travel with?

You’re also allowed to check:
  • Infant assistive devices
  • Medical devices
  • Mobility devices
  • Pets
  • Specialty and sports items
For additional information, please visit Travel Security Screening for all your TSA checkpoint inquiries.
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