arrivals baggage reclaim

To make sure your bags arrive with you at your destination, during busy travel seasons, we place limitations on checked baggage and boxes for southbound flights. As there are currently no seasonal limitations, you only need to be aware of our year-round limitations.

Please note that if there are any existing, more restrictive baggage limitations for American Eagle flights to destinations that we haven’t mentioned, those limitations will apply.

What can you bring?

First and Business Class customers

If you are a confirmed First or Business Class customer, you’ll be able to check up to 3 complimentary bags.

Main Cabin customers

You will be able to check up to 2 bags, each measuring up to:

Unless we say otherwise, you’ll also be able to bring:

Additional information

You can also travel with:

What you cannot bring

When traveling to Mexico, the Caribbean or Latin America, you will not be able to travel with:

*In relation to checked baggage limitations, a “box” is any box that isn’t normally used for transporting items for air travel. This includes plastic tubs, containers and coolers.

Year-round destination limitations

  • American Airlines cities with oversize, overweight or excess baggage limitations


    • Port au Prince, Haiti (PAP)*ˆ

    Latin America

    • Asuncion, Paraguay (ASU)*

    • La Paz, Bolivia (LPB)**

    • Recife, Brazil (REC)*)

    • Salvador de Bahia, Brazil (SSA)*

    • Santa Cruz, Bolivia (VVI)**

    * A permanent embargo on boxes as well as excess, oversize and overweight baggage charges is in place.
    ** A permanent embargo on excess boxes and baggage is in place. ˆ Only one excess bag per passenger allowed.

Flying with US Airways?

Checked baggage limitations

Our seasonal baggage limitations apply to 'southbound passengers' to:

During this time, the number of items you can check in depends on your classification:

You cannot check in:

Baggage embargo dates