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Sport Items

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plus  Antlers
plus  Archery Equipment
plus  Backpack/Knapsack
plus  Bats-Baseball/Cricket
plus  Bicycle
plus  Boogie Board
plus  Bowling Equipment
plus  Camping Equipment
plus  Fishing Equipment
plus  Golf Equipment
plus  Hang-gliding Equipment
plus  Hockey/Lacrosse Equipment
plus  Ice Skates
plus  Javelin
plus  Kiteboard
plus  Kite Surfing Equipment
plus  Oars
plus  Stand-up Paddleboard
plus  Pool Cue
plus  Scuba Gear
plus  Skateboard
plus  Ski Equipment
plus  Snowboard
plus  Surfboard
plus  Tennis Equipment
plus  Wakeboard / Wave Ski
plus  Windsurfing Equipment

Please note that the following items are not accepted on American Airlines / American Eagle

Canoe
Kayak
Pole Vault
Shooting Equipment
Scull Boat

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General Information

  • All sport items must be checked in, unless specified in their description
  • Sport items can replace your bags as part of your baggage allowance. Any relevant overweight / oversize or excess fees will apply. For travel between Europe to the U.S. / Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, a €75 second bag fee will apply if you are checking one bag and one sport item
  • American Airlines is not liable for damage to sport items not carried inside a hard sided case
  • American Airlines is not responsible for damage to items carried inside a case if the outside of the case does not have visible damage, or to items packed in a case not designed to carry them

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Oversize / Overweight Fees

Oversize Fees

Total size (length + width + height) Up to 62in / 157cm Between 62in / 157cm
and 126in / 320cm
Over 126in / 320cm

Between Europe / India and the U.S. / Canada / San Juan / U.S. Virgin Islands

no oversize fee

€120 per item
(Fees are shown in euros)

not allowed
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Between Europe / India and the Caribbean, Central & South America

no oversize fee

$150 per item

not allowed
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Within the U.S. / Canada / San Juan / U.S. Virgin Islands

no oversize fee

$150 per item

not allowed
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Between the U.S. / Canada / San Juan / U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean, Central & South America

no oversize fee

$150 per item

not allowed
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Overweight Fees

Total weight Up to 23kgs / 50lbs or less Between 23kgs / 50lbs and 32kgs / 70lbs Between 70lbs / 32kgs and 100lbs / 46kgs

Between Europe / India and the U.S. / Canada / San Juan / U.S. Virgin Islands

no overweight fee

€50 per item
(Fees are shown in euros)

not allowed
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Between Europe / India and the Caribbean, Central & South America

no overweight fee

$60 per item

not allowed
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Within the U.S. / Canada / San Juan / U.S. Virgin Islands

no overweight fee

$60 per item

$100 per item

Between the U.S. / Canada / San Juan / U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean, Central & South America

no overweight fee

$60 per item

$100 per item

Exceptions

The following sport items are exempt from overweight and oversize fees. They are however subject to a transportation charge. Check the description of sport items accepted for travel on American Airlines for more information.

Antlers

Bicycle

Hang Gliding Equipment

Javelin

Kite board

Scuba Gear with Tanks

Stand-up Paddleboard

Surfboard

Wakeboard

Wave Ski

Windsurfing / Kite surfing Equipment

 

If you're travelling between Europe to the U.S. / Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, a €75 second bag fee will apply if you are checking one of the sport items listed above in addition to a bag.

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