American Airlines (AA / 001)
American Airlines, Inc. is a major U.S. airline headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. It operates an extensive international and domestic network, with scheduled flights throughout North America, the Caribbean, South America, Europe, and Asia.
American Airlines - Baggage
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NOTE: Due to a potential safety hazard, 'Smart' bags (luggage with charging devices) can't fly unless the battery can be removed. Effective January 15, 2018. See additional details under tab marked "SMART BAGS"
Check Baggage Allowances:
In some cases, you won't have to pay the baggage fees for up to 3 bags. Find out if this applies to you.
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
Carry on Baggage
- 1 personal item and 1 bag
- Your personal item must fit under the seat in front of you. Dimensions should not exceed 18 x 14 x 8 inches (45 x 35 x 20 cm ).
- Basic Economy customers are only allowed 1 personal item. All other bags must be checked.
- Diaper bags (1 per child), soft-sided cooler bags with breast milk, child safety seats, strollers and medical or mobility devices don’t count as your personal item or carry-on.
- Shouldn’t exceed 22 x 14 x 9 inches / 56 x 36 x 23 centimeters (including handles and wheels)
- Must fit in the sizer at the airport
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American Airlines: Smart Bag Policy Change on American Airlines
7 December 2017
At American, we’re constantly evaluating our procedures to ensure the best experience for your travellers. That’s why we’re changing our policy regarding “smart bags,” also known as “smart luggage,” effective January 15, 2018.
Smart bags contain lithium battery power banks, which can pose a possible risk if stored in the cargo hold of the aircraft. Beginning January 15, American will require that the battery must be removed from any traveller’s smart bag in order to check it onto any American or American Eagle flight.
Travellers may leave batteries installed in carry-on bags; however, the battery must be removable in case checking the bag becomes necessary. Smart bags from which batteries cannot be removed will not be accepted in the cabin or luggage hold.
While this change is not required by the FAA at this time, we believe it will enhance safety and is in the best interest of our team members and our customers. We realise this policy change may impact you and your travellers and want to give you advance notice to minimize any inconvenience.
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