Bags

Departure lounge with bags

Our policies

All published bag fees are base rates according to travel dates and destination; applicable taxes are not shown.

Checked bags

Checked bags

From charges to weight and size, here's everything about our checked bag policy.

Checked bag policy

Carry-on bags

Carry-on bags

Make your journey easier and discover what to expect when packing your carry-on bag.

Carry-on bags

Restricted items

Restricted items

There are many common items that are restricted by the TSA.

Restricted items

Special items and sports equipment

Special items and sports equipment

From musical instruments to military bags, here's everything you need to know.

Special items and sports equipment

Traveling with pets

Traveling with pets

We’re making your pet our priority. Here are some guidelines to help make your journey smoother.

Traveling with pets

Traveling with children or infants

Traveling with children

Taking a trip with your child or infant can be child’s play. We’ll show you how.

Traveling with children

Free checked bag

First checked bag free on domestic American Airlines itineraries

Earn 50,000 bonus miles

Your first checked bag is free on domestic American Airlines itineraries for you and up to 4 travel companions on the same reservation – that's savings of up to $300 per round trip with the Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® card. Terms apply.

Paying for bags online

Save time, pay at check-in

Don’t wait in line at the airport – get the best price available and check up to 3 bags when you check-in on aa.com or in the app. For more information about paying for your bags online, visit our customer service FAQs.

Customer service FAQs

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Bag delivery service

Bypass baggage claim

Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure on your next trip, let us bring your bags to you.

Bag delivery service

Lost an item?

We can help you

If you’ve lost an item on a plane or in an American-operated area, at the airport or at a security checkpoint, visit our lost and found page and we’ll point you in the right direction.

Go to lost and found

Special assistance

Let us take care of you

We offer assistance at the airport, on the plane and upon arrival for a variety of needs including traveling with devices, disabilities, children and more.

Learn more about special assistance

Flying on a partner airline?

Find helpful information if your trip includes 1 or more flights with our partner airlines.

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