Hoverboards not allowed

We don’t allow lithium ion battery-powered personal transportation devices, including hoverboards, balance wheels, electric smart scooters or intelligent scooters on board or as carry-on or checked baggage.

Departure lounge with baggage

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.

Free checked bag

First checked bag free

Plus earn 30,000 bonus miles and other great benefits

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

Luggage delivery service

Luggage delivery service

Bypass baggage claim

Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure on your next trip, let us bring your bags to you.

Traveling with oneworld

Our partner airlines

From seating policy to lounge information, here’s everything you need to know about flying with our partner airlines.

Lost items

Lost an item?

We can help you

If you’ve lost an item on a plane or in an American-operated area, at the airport or at a security checkpoint, visit our lost and found page and we’ll point you in the right direction.

Special assistance

Let us take care of you

We offer assistance at the airport, on the plane and upon arrival for a variety of needs including traveling with devices, disabilities, children and more.