Within And Between the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
Customers traveling on Economy Class tickets will be charged $25 each way for the first checked bag and $35 each way for the second checked bag within the weight and size limitations. Exceptions may apply. For additional bags, see www.aa.com/baggageallowance.

The U.S., Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America to, through or from Europe
Customers traveling on Economy Class tickets may check one bag for no charge and a second bag for $100 each way within the weight and size limitation. Exceptions may apply.

Between Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, U.S., Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands or Canada
Customers who purchase Economy Class tickets may check one bag for no charge (for tickets purchased before April 8, 2014) and a second bag for $40 USD within the size and weight limitations. For tickets purchased on/after April 8, 2014, customers traveling on Economy Class will be charged $25 each way for the first checked bag. Exceptions may apply.

Between South America (excluding Brazil, Chile and Peru) and the U.S., Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada
Customers traveling on Economy Class tickets may check one bag for no charge and a second bag for $70 each way within the weight and size limitations. For tickets purchased on/after April 8, 2014, customers traveling on Economy Class may check bag a second bag for no charge. Exceptions may apply.

Between South America (excluding Brazil, Chile and Peru) to, through or from Europe
Customers traveling on Economy Class tickets may check one bag for no charge and a second bag for $100 each way within the weight and size limitations. For tickets purchased on/after April 8, 2014, customers traveling on Economy Class may check bag a second bag for no charge. Exceptions may apply.

Between Brazil, Chile and Peru and the U.S., Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada
Customers traveling on Economy Class tickets may check two bags for no charge each way within the weight and size limitations.

The following passengers will be allowed a 1st and 2nd checked bag at no additional charge (for tickets purchased on or after April 8, 2014) provided it falls within the size and weight limitations. These free checked bag allowances apply on flights operated by American Airlines, American Eagle and American Connection®. On codeshare flights operated by other carriers, the baggage allowance and charges of the operating carrier apply.

  • For customers traveling to or from destinations in South America, Panama, El Salvador, China, Japan and South Korea
  • Customers who purchase First or Business Class tickets (3 checked bag allowance)
  • Active U.S. Military personnel traveling on orders (5 checked bag allowance) or personal travel (3 checked bag allowance)
  • Active U.S. Military dependents traveling on orders
  • American Airlines AAdvantage® Executive Platinum* or AAdvantage Platinum
  • Alaska Airlines MVP Gold 75K and MVP Gold
  • oneworld alliance Emerald* and Sapphire
  • Customers flying on the same reservation as an American Airlines AAdvantage Executive Platinum* or AAdvantage Platinum member or oneworld alliance Emerald* or Sapphire member regardless of frequent flyer status or fare type (not applicable to group bookings)
  • First and Business Class MileSAAver® Awards
  • First and Business Class AAnytime® Awards
  • First and Business Class upgrades confirmed prior to check-in

* AAdvantage Executive Platinum and oneworld Emerald members are eligible for up to three free checked bags.

Additionally, the following passengers will be allowed 1st and 2nd checked bag at no additional charge for tickets purchased before April 8, 2014:

  • Customers who purchase full-fare tickets in Economy Class
  • AAdvantage Gold members, oneworld alliance Ruby members and Alaska Airlines MVP members
  • Customers flying on the same reservation as an American Airlines AAdvantage Gold member or oneworld alliance Ruby member regardless of frequent flyer status or fare type (not applicable to group bookings)
  • Economy Class AAnytime® Awards