Our policies

Checked baggage

Checked baggage

From charges to weight and size, here's everything about our checked baggage policy.

Carry-on baggage

Carry-on baggage

Make your journey easier and discover what to expect when packing your carry-on bag.

Restricted items

Restricted items

There are many common items that are restricted by the TSA.

Specialty and sports

Specialty and sports

From musical instruments to military baggage, here's everything you need to know.

Traveling with pets

Traveling with pets

We’re making your pet our priority. Here are some guidelines to help make your journey smoother.

Traveling with children or infants

Traveling with children

Taking a trip with your child or infant can be child’s play. We’ll show you how.


Traveling with oneworld

Our partner airlines

From seating policy to lounge information, here is everything you need to know when flying with one of our partner airlines.


Free checked bag

Free checked bag free

Plus earn 30,000 bonus miles and other great benefits

Why not forgo the carry on? Your first checked bag is free on domestic American Airlines and US Airways flights for you and up to four people traveling with you with select Citi® / AAdvantage® cards


Bypass baggage claim

Bypass baggage claim

Let your bags meet you there

Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure on your next domestic trip, enhance your airport experience by letting experts take care of your bags for you.


Lost items

Lost an item?

We can help you

Please visit an American Airlines Baggage Service office if you’ve left an item behind:

We keep lost items for up to 30 days, so simply file a report in person at our airport Baggage Service offices either upon arrival or at a later time.

If you left an item in another area of the airport, contact the Lost and Found office listed on the airport’s website. If the website does not offer Lost and Found information, please visit the airport in person for assistance.

If you left something at an airport security checkpoint, please contact the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).


Travel tips

Before leaving for the airport, there are a few things to always keep in mind