Here in this article, you learn about American Airlines Baggage policies and its terms and policies. You don’t have to worry if you are carrying many bags in your flight here you get sufficient space for your luggage. But for more space, you will have to pay more price they are not providing extra space for free.
Carry-on Baggage allowance: American Airlines baggage policies
Basic economy, economy, and higher fares allowed the single bag whose size is must be 22 x 14 x 9 inch (56 x 36 x 23 cm) in total dimension this bag weight should be 23kg (50 lbs). Plus you will also have the option to carry your personal item bag which size should be 18 x 14 x 8 inches (45 x 35 x 20 cm). These bags were included in your carry-on baggage allowance you don’t have to pay any extra cost for these bags and in some situations, you also carry medical devices and diaper bags at free of cost.
If you are traveling with baby/babies
In the situation where a passenger is traveling with baby/babies is also allowed to carry diaper bags per child and also a soft-sided cooler bag for breast milk. These facilities are also included in your carry-on allowance. Car seats and strollers also did not count in your carry-on allowance. All things are checked at the gate.
If you want to Carry Musical Instruments
Yes, you can carry musical instruments on your flight. For your instruments airlines provided you to fit your musical item in the overhead locker and under the seat in front. If the instrument is too big for this you can also buy an extra seat for your instrument. This seat should be a bulkhead window seat next to yours. This instrument is not heavier than 75kg (165lbs).
Pets Carried on American Airlines Flights
Pets can be carried on American Airlines’ certain Flights only. In the carrier, the pet is count as one American Airlines carry-on item. Your pet is able to stand up, turn around and lie down in its natural position in the carrier where your pet is placed. There is an amount you have to pay for carrying your pet the amount is $125 for one way and the arrangement to carrying your pet is made by airlines to carriage your pet.
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Prohibited Items on American Airlines
There are some items which are added in the list of the prohibited item by American Airlines. In this list, some dangerous items are included which are harmful to other passengers and you. Here some items of the list:
- Alcoholic beverages over 140 proof,
- Defense sprays,
Cost of Extra Bags and Allowance
As we told you that American Airlines provides you to carry one normal baggage with you and one personal baggage. In the second paragraph, both sizes and weight already mention but, what happens when you need to take more bags with you? Are they allow you to take extra bags? yes they are allowed to take more bag then one bag but extra bags are charged except one normal bag and one personal bag after that two bags the cost of extra bags is $30 that is charged for the first bag which size same to other bags 62 inches in total dimensions and 23 kg of weight then the second bag is charged for $40 then third bag is charged for $150 and then all additional bags were charged for $200 size of all bags are the same.
On certain fare type and certain routes, American Airlines reservations site gives you more generous baggage allowances in flight. Three checked bags are permitted for free of charge on some qualifying fares and qualifying routes. On some routes, passengers are allowed to check-in with up to 10 bags. Passengers of first-class and business class, as well as the brazil passengers, can check in with the bags whose weight is up to 32 kgs (70 lbs) each. This allowance is in some cases and some carriers are providing these offers for some routes and tickets.
Heavy than 23 kg (50 lbs) bag
If you think that your bag is heavier than 23 kgs (50 lbs) then you can’t take that bag to your flight then your thinking is wrong you can take that bag into your flight but after paying an amount of money, for example, you are traveling between the U.S to the U.S Virgin Islands and your baggage weight exceeds from 23 kgs but does not exceed 32 kgs than you have to pay $100 per piece, if your bag exceeds from 23 kgs but not more than 45 kgs then the charge for that bag is $200 and that bag which exceeds weight from 45 kgs is not allowed to American Airlines.
Larger in a Dimension
According to American airlines baggage policies,If your bag is exceeded in the size of the permitted size and larger in a dimension of the baggage that is 22 x 14 x 9 inch (56 x 36 x 23 cm) in total dimension than your bag will be charged for $200 per bag for exceeding in size. You cannot carry those bags whose size exceeds 126 inches/320 cm in total dimension because American Airlines does not accept those bags whose size is bigger than mention one.
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