Baggage Allowance

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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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Dimensional Inches Diagram Checking in your bags?

We'll be pleased to welcome you at our check-in desk. The information below will help you as you pack for your journey.

  • One checked bag free of charge - maximum 23kgs / 50lbs
  • One second bag for a fee of $100 - maximum 23kgs / 50lbs if travelling to Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and South America (Exceptions apply)

In addition to any applicable checked bag charge or excess piece charge, appropriate overweight and/or oversize charges may apply.

AAdvantage Executive Platinum® and Platinum® and Gold® Members

Executive Platinum members may check three bags free of charge, Platinum members may check two bags free of charge, and Gold members may check one bag free of charge. For tickets issued before 8 April 2014, AAdvantage Gold members may check 2 bags free of charge. All bags must be within current size and weight limits.

Elite Customers travelling on US Airways operated flights

Complimentary checked baggage allowance – three for Executive Platinum, two for Platinum* and one for Gold members

*For tickets issued on or after April 23, 2014, for travel on or after that date, Platinum members travelling on US Airways operated flights are eligible for two free checked bags; for tickets issued prior to April 23, 2014, Platinum members are eligible for three free checked bags.

Attention First and Business Class Customers

We are pleased to offer customers in First and Business Class the ability to check three bags at no charge when travelling on American Airlines or connecting with British Airways or Iberia.

The total dimensions of the checked bags may not exceed 62in / 157cm each (length + width + height) for all customers.

Some type of items can be checked-in free of charge in addition to the two baggage allowance.

View list of additional free checked-in items.

Please note that no boxes can be checked-in to some destinations during specific embargo periods.

+ For travel to / from Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada the baggage allowance to North America applies.

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Dimensional Inches Diagram Checking in your bags?

We'll be pleased to welcome you at our check-in desk. The information below will help you as you pack for your journey.

  • One checked bag free of charge - maximum 23kgs / 50lbs
  • One second bag* for a fee of $100 - maximum 23kgs / 50lbs if travelling to Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and South America (Exceptions apply)

*Customers who purchased tickets in the Main Cabin before June 6, 2013, may check a second bag for a fee of $40 when travelling to Mexico, Caribbean and Central America and a fee of $60 when in travel to South America.

Some type of items can be carried on free of charge in addition to the carry-on allowance.

View list of additional free carry-on items.

Please check additional restrictions regarding the transportation of liquids in the cabin.

For travel to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, the baggage allowance to the U.S. applies.

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If you're travelling on other airlines, you must contact each airline in your itinerary to check their baggage allowance.

Find out information for travel on British Airways, Iberia and British Airways, Iberia andother oneworld partners.

1. Before Going Through Security

If you are travelling to the U.S. from any airport in the European Union* (E.U.) or Switzerland, please be aware of the following restrictions regarding the carrying of liquids and gels onboard the aircraft.

* European Union (E.U.) countries include Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

All liquids must be presented in individual containers with a maximum capacity of 100ml each.

The containers must be packed in a single transparent re-sealable plastic bag that does not exceed 8in x 8in / 20cm x 20cm (equivalent to 1ltr capacity) per passenger, and submitted separately for inspection at security. All liquids, gels and aerosols in containers larger than the above must be packed in checked baggage.

Exception: the following liquids can exceed 100ml in hand luggage

  • Baby formula, breast milk, or juice
  • Prescribed medicine. The label must match the name on your ticket
  • Insulin and other essential non-prescribed medicines

Please note that all the following are considered as liquids:

  • Water and other drinks, soups, syrups
  • Creams, lotions and oils
  • Perfumes
  • Sprays
  • Gels, including hair and shower gels
  • Contents of pressurised containers, including shaving foam, other foams and deodorants
  • Pastes, including toothpaste
  • Liquid-solid mixtures
  • Mascara
  • Any other item of similar consistency

2. Airside Or Onboard Purchases At U.K. Airports

All liquids / gels / aerosols purchased at an airside shop at London Heathrow or Manchester Airport are accepted onboard, including those measuring more than 100ml. The items must be carried in a sealed, transparent bag. The receipt must be kept.

For passengers connecting through London Heathrow or Manchester airport, only liquids / gels / aerosols measuring 100ml or less will be accepted onboard the connecting flight. The items must be carried in a sealed, transparent bag. The receipt must be kept.

Items over 100ml will be confiscated at the security checkpoint, including those purchased at another airport or onboard the incoming flight.

3. Important Recommendation When Connecting In The United States

If your travel includes a connection in the United States, only liquids / gels / aerosols measuring 100ml or less will be accepted onboard the connecting flight. The items must be carried in a sealed, transparent bag. The receipt must be kept.

Change to Duty Free rules when flying into the U.S.

Passengers travelling internationally into the United States with a connecting flight will be permitted to carry liquids in excess of 100 mL in their carry-on baggage, provided they were purchased in duty-free shops and properly packaged in secure, tamper-evident bags (STEBs). Learn more about this new TSA rule.

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If you're travelling on other airlines, you must contact each airline in your itinerary to check their baggage allowance.

Find out information for travel on British Airways, Iberia and British Airways, Iberia andother oneworld partners.

The checked and carry-on baggage allowance for children is the same as an adult, regardless of whether they are travelling on an adult or a child fare.

Infant Baggage Allowance

  • Infants occupying a seat travelling on a child fare are allowed the same checked and carry-on baggage allowance as an adult
  • Infants not occupying a seat paying 10% of an adult fare are allowed one piece of checked baggage not exceeding 23kgs / 50lbs.
    Length shall not exceed 22in / 56cm, width shall not exceed 14in / 35cm and height shall not exceed 9in / 23cm

Additional Items

The following items are allowed for each child / infant regardless of the fare purchased:

  • One nappy bag as carry-on
  • One checked fully collapsible child stroller / pushchair or child carrier to check-in. The child carrier can be taken in place of a pushchair,
    but not in addition to a pushchair
  • Child safety seats and fully collapsible pushchairs can be taken to the gate. Large pushchairs, non-collapsible or weighting over 20lbs/ 9kgs will not be accepted at the gate and will need to be checked in at the check-in counter
  • Child carrier can be carry-on if within 22in / 56cm in length, 14in / 35cm in width and 9in / 23cm in height
  • One child's restraint seat

Important

Please check restrictions on the transportation of liquids in the cabin for information on baby formula, breast milk, or juice.

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Excess Baggage

  • A maximum of 7 additional bags can be checked in on top of the 2 baggage allowance (and 6 bags on top of the three bags allowed for First and Business Class customers) at a fee of $200 per bag.
  • In addition to any applicable checked bag charge or excess piece charge, appropriate overweight and/or oversize charges may apply
  • Additional carry-on items are not allowed
  • The transportation of film equipment for commercial purposes is subject to a different baggage allowance. For more information, contact Reservations

Important Recommendation

Please note that no excess baggage is allowed to some destinations during specific embargo periods.

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If you're travelling on other airlines, you must contact each airline in your itinerary to check their baggage allowance.

Find out information for travel on British Airways, Iberia and British Airways, Iberia andother oneworld partners.

Checked

  • Up to 23kgs / 50lbs or less: no overweight fee
  • Between 23kgs / 50lbs and 32kgs / 70lbs: $100 per bag*
  • Over 32kgs / 70lbs: cannot be checked-in. Contact American Airlines
In addition to any applicable checked bag charge or excess piece charge, appropriate overweight and/or oversize charges may apply.

Carry-On

There is no weight limit for carry-on baggage, including personal items.

Important Recommendation

Please note that no overweight luggage is allowed to some destinations during specific embargo periods.

*Tickets purchased before 8 April 2014: $60 per bag

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Oversize Bags

If you're travelling on other airlines, you must contact each airline in your itinerary to check their baggage allowance.

Find out information for travel on British Airways, Iberia and British Airways, Iberia andother oneworld partners.

Checked

  • Up to 62in / 157cm (length + width + height): no oversize fee
  • Between 63 - 126in / 158 - 320cm (length + width + height): $150 per bag
  • Over 126in / 320cm (length + width + height): not allowed. Contact American Airlines.

In addition to any applicable checked bag charge or excess piece charge, appropriate overweight and/or oversize charges may apply.

Carry-On

The dimensions of the carry-on item may not exceed 45in / 114cm (length + width + height). Length shall not exceed 22in / 56cm, width shall not exceed 14in / 35cm and height shall not exceed 9in / 23cm.

Important Recommendation

Please note that no oversize luggage is allowed to some destinations during specific embargo periods.

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Connecting from / to Another Airline

If you're travelling on other airlines, you must contact each airline in your itinerary to check their baggage allowance.

Find out information for travel on British Airways, Iberia and British Airways, Iberia andother oneworld partners.

  • If your ticket includes flights on other airlines, you must contact each airline individually to check the applicable baggage allowance / fees on their flight
  • If you are connecting to / from an American Airlines flight to another airline, please note that the most restrictive baggage allowance of the two will apply to the entire journey

Exception

If your connection is on an oneworld alliance airline, and your transatlantic travel is on American Airlines, the American Airlines baggage allowance applies to the entire journey.

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