American Airlines™
Travel Information
Seating Policy
Baggage Essentials
Restricted Items
Hand Baggage
Checked Baggage Policy
Excess Baggage
Special Baggage
Damaged, Delayed & Lost Baggage
During Your Flight
Health And Well-being
Cabin Classes
Special Assistance
Children Traveling Alone
Special Assistance
Traveling With Pets
Traveling While Pregnant
Special Meals
Airport and Lounge Information
Lounge Locations
Customer Commitment
Conditions Of Carriage
Customer Service Plan

Baggage essentials

Hand baggage

Find out: 

  • How many bags you can carry on to the aircraft with you.
  • What your size and weight allowances are for your journey.

Checked baggage

Find out: 

  • Your free allowance for bags that you want to check in.
  • What to do if you want to take extra bags in addition to your free allowance. (Charges apply.) 
  • How to send items that are overweight.

Sporting equipment

You can take sporting equipment, although there is no additional allowance for it.  We also have some advice for taking specific types of sporting equipment with you.

Problems with your baggage

Find out what to do if your baggage has been damaged, lost or delayed. We have a selection of options for reporting and tracking the progress of your report or claim.