Checked baggage policy

Checked baggage

How many bags can you take?

Check up to 10 bags if your trip is:

  • Domestic
  • Transatlantic
  • Transpacific

Check up to 5 bags if you’re traveling to / through / from:

*There are seasonal and year-round baggage restrictions

Weight and size

We calculate the size limits of your bag by adding the total outside dimensions of each bag, length + width + height.

For all regions, your checked baggage allowance is:

  • Dimension: 62 in / 158 cm
  • Weight: 50 lbs / 23 kgs
  • For First / Business Class and Brazil, weight is 70 lbs / 32 kgs

Learn what to do if your bag is overweight/oversize

What will it cost?

Complimentary bags

In some cases, you won't have to pay the baggage fees for up to 3 bags. Find out if this applies to you.

1st checked bag is complimentary for:

  • Eligible AAdvantage® Aviator and Citi® / AAdvantage® cardmembers (on domestic American Airlines operated flights)
  • AAdvantage Gold
  • oneworld Ruby
  • Alaska MVP members
And when traveling to these destinations This content can be expanded

1st and 2nd checked bags are complimentary for:

  • AAdvantage Platinum
  • oneworld Sapphire members
  • Alaska Airlines MVP Gold
  • Confirmed Business Class customers*
And when traveling to these destinations This content can be expanded

1st, 2nd and 3rd checked bags are complimentary for:

  • Confirmed First Class customers on 3-cabin aircraft*
  • AAdvantage Executive Platinum
  • oneworld Emerald
  • Alaska Airlines MVP Gold 75K
  • Active U.S. military and/or dependents with ID traveling on orders (1st - 5th bags free of charge)
  • Active U.S. military with ID on personal travel

*For tickets purchased beginning March 29, 2016


Region Bag 1 Bag 2 Bag 3 Bag 4+
Domestic $25 $35 $150 $200
Mexico $25 $40 $150 $200
Caribbean $25 $40/$55** $150 $200
Central America $0/$25** $40/$55** $150 $200
Brazil $0 $0 $85 $85
South America $0/$25** $0/$40** $150 $200
Transatlantic $0 $100 $200 $200
Transpacific $0 $0 $200 $200

**Baggage fee based on travel date and destination. Seasonal pricing applies to trips booked on or after July 26, 2016 for travel July 26 – August 10 and December 9 – 24, 2016.

If your region is not listed, we can still help:

All baggage fees are non-refundable and apply per person, each way.

What else can you travel with?

You’re also allowed to check:

Restricted items

There are some items that are only allowed in checked baggage or your carry-on. Check to see how to pack and travel with restricted items.

View all restricted items

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