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US Airways has different policies on baggage. Learn more about their carry-on and checked bag policies before you book.

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  • Food can be packed in your checked luggage
  • However, some U.S. states / countries restrict the entry of certain food items. Please check with the relevant customs department prior to travel to make sure the food item is allowed
  • All food items must be packed in a leak-proof container. Dry ice may be used
  • Airport staff may refuse transportation if they feel an item is not packed properly
  • Only food purchased at an airside airport shop can be accepted onboard

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Flammable Items

Lighters And Matches

  • Common disposable lighters are accepted as carry-on, but can not be packed in your checked luggage
  • Torch lighters, also referred to as windless lighters, are prohibited, and can not be brought onboard the aircraft nor packed in your checked luggage
  • Unsealed lighters, such as Zippo lighters, are accepted as carry-on. They can only be packed in your checked luggage if sealed in an airtight container approved by the U.S. Department Of Transportation (D.O.T.)
  • Up to four boxes of safety matches can be carried onboard the aircraft
  • "Strike anywhere" matches are not allowed
  • Matches are prohibited in your checked luggage

The following items are prohibited in your carry-on or checked baggage:

Aerosol, fuels, gasoline, gas torches, lighter fluid, turpentine and paint thinner, varnish.

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Medication and special needs devices might need clearance from American Airlines Special Assistance department. Please contact American Airlines Reservations for further information.

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For all information on the transportation of guns, firearms and ammunition on American Airlines flights, please contact American Airlines Reservations.

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The following items are prohibited in your carry-on or checked baggage:

Carburettor cleaner, carbon dioxide cylinders, chlorine, compressed gas cylinders, liquid bleach, ammonia, pesticides, herbicides, foggers,
portable automotive jump-starting devices, spillable batteries, spray paint, tear gas.

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These items are illegal in Europe and cannot be checked-in, nor carried on American Airlines flights from / to Europe.

Within the U.S., the following items are accepted in your checked baggage, but not as carry-on:

Truncheons, blackjacks, knuckle-dusters, Kubotan key chains, martial arts weapons, nightsticks, nunchucks (nunchakus), stun guns, taser guns, shocking devices, throwing stars.

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The following items are prohibited in your carry-on or checked baggage:

Blasting caps, Christmas crackers, dynamite, fire extinguishers, fireworks, flares (in any form), hand grenades, plastic explosives.

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Due to a U.S. Transportation Security Administration mandate, toner and ink cartridges over 16 ounces (453 grammes) are prohibited in carry-on and checked baggage.

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