Optional service charges

Special notice

More than 1 charge may apply to a single checked bag. So, a second bag that’s overweight and oversized would incur 3 charges.



Baggage charges

Carry-on baggage

You may bring one carry-on bag and one personal item free of charge in all cabins.

Checked baggage

First bag

Regions Main Cabin Business Class First Class Notes
Within and between U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands $25* Complimentary Complimentary
Between Canada and U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands $25* Complimentary Complimentary
Between Mexico, Caribbean, Central America and U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada
Or between Mexico, Caribbean and Central America
$25* Complimentary Complimentary Fee does not apply for: BJX, GDL, MEX, MTY, CAP, PAP, POS, SDQ, STI, KIN, GUA, MGA, PTY, SAL, SAP, TGU
To or from South America (excluding Brazil) Complimentary Complimentary Complimentary
To or from Brazil Complimentary Complimentary Complimentary
Between Europe and U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Central America and South America (excluding Brazil)
Or connecting via Europe to another destination
Complimentary Complimentary Complimentary
To or from China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Australia Complimentary Complimentary Complimentary

*Charge applies unless you qualify for other exceptions.

Second bag

Regions Main Cabin Business Class First Class Notes
Within and between U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands $35* Complimentary Complimentary
Between Canada and U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands $35* Complimentary Complimentary
Between Mexico, Caribbean or Central America and U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands or Canada $40* Complimentary Complimentary Fee does not apply for: PTY, SAL
Between South America (excluding Brazil) and the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada and Europe Complimentary Complimentary Complimentary
To or from Brazil Complimentary Complimentary Complimentary
Between Europe and U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Central America and South America (excluding Brazil) $100* Complimentary Complimentary
To or from China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Australia Complimentary Complimentary Complimentary

*Charge applies unless you qualify for other exceptions.

Third bag

Regions Main Cabin Business Class First Class Notes
Within and between U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands $150 Complimentary Complimentary
Between Canada and U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands $150 Complimentary Complimentary
Between Mexico, Caribbean or Central America, South America (excluding Brazil) and U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands or Canada
Or between the Caribbean and Central America
$150 Complimentary Complimentary Year-round limitations apply on baggage and the number of boxes allowed for travel to Bolivia
To or from Brazil $85 Complimentary Complimentary Year-round limitations apply on baggage and the number of boxes allowed for travel to select cities in Brazil
Between Europe and U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Central America and South America (excluding Brazil) $200 Complimentary Complimentary
To or from China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Australia $200 Complimentary Complimentary 20,000JPY for travel originating in Japan

Fourth bag +

Regions Main Cabin Business Class First Class Notes
Within and between U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands $200 $200 $200
Between Canada and U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands $200 $200 $200
Between Mexico, Caribbean or Central America, South America (excluding Brazil) and U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands or Canada
Or between the Caribbean and Central America
$200 $200 $200 Year-round limitations apply on baggage and the number of boxes allowed for travel to Bolivia
To or from Brazil $85 $85 $85 Year-round limitations apply on baggage and the number of boxes allowed for travel to select cities in Brazil
Between Europe and U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Central America and South America (excluding Brazil) $200 $200 $200
To or from China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Australia $200 $200 $200 20,000JPY for travel originating in Japan

If you have additional questions, we can help:

Overweight baggage

Over 50 lbs/23 kgs to 70 lbs/32 kgs*

Regions Main Cabin Business Class First Class Notes
Within and between U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands $100 Complimentary Complimentary
Between Canada and U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands $100 Complimentary Complimentary
Between Mexico, Caribbean or Central America, South America (excluding Brazil) and U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands or Canada
Or between the Caribbean and Central America
$100 Complimentary Complimentary
To or from Brazil Complimentary Complimentary Complimentary Year-round limitations apply on baggage and the number of boxes allowed for travel to select cities in Brazil
Between Europe and U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Central America and South America (excluding Brazil) $100 Complimentary Complimentary
To or from China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Australia $100 Complimentary Complimentary 10,000JPY for travel originating in Japan

Over 70 lbs/32kgs to 100 lbs/45 kgs*

Regions Main Cabin Business Class First Class Notes
Within and between U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands $200 $200 $200
Between Canada and U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands $200 $200 $200
Between Mexico, Caribbean or Central America, South America (excluding Brazil) and U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands or Canada
Or between the Caribbean and Central America
$200 $200 $200
To or from Brazil $200 $200 $200 Year-round limitations apply on baggage and the number of boxes allowed for travel to select cities in Brazil
Between Europe and U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Central America and South America (excluding Brazil) Not accepted Not accepted Not accepted
To or from China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Australia $450 $450 $450

*Please note that more than one charge may apply to a bag. For example, a second checked bag that is also overweight will incur two baggage charges. If that bag is also oversized, it will incur a third charge. We also have year-round limitations on baggage and the number of boxes allowed when traveling to some cities.

Oversized baggage

Larger than 62 in/157 cm*

Regions Main Cabin Business Class First Class Notes
Within and between U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands $200 $200 $200
Between Canada and U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands $200 $200 $200
Between Mexico, Caribbean or Central America, South America (excluding Brazil) and U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands or Canada
Or between the Caribbean and Central America
$200 $200 $200 Year-round limitations apply on baggage and the number of boxes allowed for travel to Bolivia
To or from Brazil $150 $150 $150 Year-round limitations apply on baggage and the number of boxes allowed for travel to select cities in Brazil
Between Europe and U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Central America and South America (excluding Brazil) $150 $150 $150 Baggage more than 126 in/320 cm will not be accepted for the U.K.
To or from China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Australia $200 $200 $200 20,000JPY for travel originating in Japan

*Please note that more than one charge may apply to a bag. For example, a second checked bag that is also overweight will incur two baggage charges. If that bag is also oversized, it will incur a third charge. We also have year-round limitations on baggage and the number of boxes allowed when traveling to some cities.

If you have additional questions about baggage charges, please contact Reservations.


AV and sports equipment

Audiovisual equipment

If you are checking audiovisual equipment, standard baggage charges apply unless you are an eligible member of a media or entertainment company for which special rates apply.

Sports equipment

For all classes of service, standard first, second, additional, overweight or oversized bag charges apply for:

1 Golf equipment for Brazil only - $42.50

2 One hockey stick and one hockey bag count as one piece

3To, through or from London Heathrow (LHR) - $80 per case

4One ski bag and one ski boot bag count as one piece
Ski equipment for Brazil only - $28.05

For all classes of service, $150 charge applies for:

5If bicycle and container are less than 62 dimensional inches and under 50 lbs, you’ll pay the applicable charge for the first checked bag.

6If kiteboard/wakeboard/wave skis are less than 62 dimensional inches and 50 lbs, you’ll pay the applicable charge for the first checked bag.
For Brazil only: Maximum surfboard length of 108 in., not included in checked bag allowances. First surfboard charge is $42.50; additional surfboards are $85.00.
Lightweight surfboards packaged in a single bag that weighs less than 70 lbs will be accepted/charged as a single surfboard.


Inflight products and services

Product or service* Main Cabin Business Class First Class Notes
Preferred seats $4-$139 Per flight; price varies by flight
Main Cabin Extra $20-$195 Per flight; price varies by flight
Group 1 Boarding $15-$22 Each way; price varies by itinerary
Choice Essential $29 Each way; available for travel within the 48 contiguous U.S.
Choice Plus $80-$89 Each way; available for travel within the 48 contiguous U.S.
Extended hold $5.99-$11.99 $5.99-$11.99 $5.99-$11.99 Per passenger, per booking on eligible itineraries. Price varies on number of days held (3, 5 or 7 days). Extended hold options not available on all flights.
Paid upgrade $40-$90 per
500 mile segment
$40-$90 per
500 mile segment
Per passenger on eligible itineraries. Price on some international itineraries may be outside the adjacent price range due to currency fluctuations and taxes
Admirals Club® One-Day Pass $50 per visitor
Five Star ServiceSM $250-$300 at select airports

*AAdvantage elite status members receive complimentary access to some options.


Children and animals

Service Main Cabin Business Class First Class Notes
Unaccompanied minor $150 + tax $150 + tax $150 + tax Pricing applies each way
Service animals providing assistance for traveler Complimentary Complimentary Complimentary Certain restrictions apply based on your itinerary; not allowed for transporting an animal for training
Carry-on pet
Within/between U.S. and Canada, Mexico, Central America, Colombia and Caribbean (if the country allows entry); not allowed to Hawaii
$125 $125 $125 Per kennel
Checked pet
Within/between U.S. and Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, Caribbean
$200 $200 $200 Per kennel
Checked pet
Between the U.S. and Brazil
$150 $150 $150 Per kennel

AAdvantage

AAdvantage 500 mile upgrades

AAdvantage mileage award upgrades

Depending on your purchased fare and geographic region, a non-refundable cash co-payment from $75 to $550 for each one-way trip (inclusive of federal excise taxes) for your AAdvantage upgrade awards may be needed. Additional taxes and fees may also apply.

AAdvantage Mileage Multiplier

Approximately $0.03/mile (plus 7.5% federal excise tax)

Buy miles

Gift miles

Share miles

Reactivate miles

AAdvantage award processing

Changing flight award tickets

Reinstating award tickets


Food and drink

Service Main Cabin* Business Class First Class Notes
Food for sale $2-$10 Complimentary Complimentary Food selections vary by month
Beer $7 Complimentary Complimentary Complimentary beer varies by flight and is available in the Main Cabin of select international flights
Spirits and wine $8 Complimentary Complimentary Complimentary spirits and wine vary by flight and are available in the Main Cabin of select international flights
Sparkling wine $9 Complimentary Complimentary Offered on transcontinental and Hawaii flights and complimentary on select international flights
Premium wine $15.99 Complimentary Complimentary Offered on transcontinental, Hawaii and select international flights

*ConciergeKeySM and Executive Platinum members traveling in the Main Cabin receive a complimentary beverage from standard alcoholic selections and one snack.


Wi-Fi and entertainment

Service Main Cabin Business Class First Class Notes
Domestic inflight Wi-Fi $2.50 - $50 $2.50 - $50 $2.50 - $50 Monthly and annual subscriptions also available at a flat rate
International inflight Wi-Fi $12 - $19 $12 - $19 $12- $19
In-seat entertainment Up to $8* Complimentary Complimentary This is pay-per-view / pay-per-access pricing; *complimentary in the main cabin on long-haul international flights
Wireless entertainment Up to $7 Up to $7 Up to $7 This is pay-per-view pricing; available on select mainline Domestic flights without in-seat entertainment
Earbuds $5* Complimentary Complimentary *Complimentary in the Main Cabin on international flights

Ticketing and other charges

Service* Main Cabin Business Class First Class Notes
Same-day flight change $75-$150 unless you qualify for other exceptions Complimentary Complimentary $75 for domestic, Canada and Caribbean; $150 for transatlantic travel between JFK-LHR
Customers requiring extra space 2 tickets at the same rate if arranged when you buy the original ticket 2 tickets at the same rate if arranged when you buy the original ticket 2 tickets at the same rate if arranged when you buy the original ticket Higher rate may apply for additional space if advanced arrangements are not made
Tickets issued by Reservations $25 - domestic travel
$35 - international travel
$25 - domestic travel
$35 - international travel
$25 - domestic travel
$35 - international travel
Fees vary by country
Award tickets issued by Reservations $30 - domestic travel
$40 - international travel
$30 - domestic travel
$40 - international travel
$30 - domestic travel
$40 - international travel
Fees vary by country
Assistance by Reservations $25 $25 $25 Applies for voluntary itinerary changes to reservations not initially created by Reservations or on aa.com
Airport ticket counter and Admirals Club-issued tickets $35 - travel within the U.S., Canada
$45 - international travel
$35 - travel within the U.S., Canada
$45 - international travel
$35 - travel within the U.S., Canada
$45 - international travel
Fees vary by country
Tickets issued by American Airlines travel centers $35 $35 $35 Due to government requirements, a higher charge may apply in Colombia and Chile
Voluntary change to ticket before day of travel $200 - domestic travel
Up to $750 - international travel
$200 - domestic travel
Up to $750 - international travel
$200 - domestic travel
Up to $750 - international travel
Charge varies depending on type of ticket purchased

*AAdvantage elite status members are exempt from some charges.