Oversize and overweight bags

Fees and seasonal limitations vary by destination. Contact Reservations for help and to make sure your oversize bags will fit on the plane. Also, more than one fee may apply to a bag. For example, the checked bag fee + oversize fee + overweight fee.

Reservations and ticket changes

Oversize bags

We don't accept checked bags over 126 in / 320 cm.

Fees (non-refundable, per person, each way)

Region 62 in / 158 cm – 126 in / 320 cm
Between U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada $200
Mexico / Caribbean / Central America / Guyana / Suriname*^ $200
South America (except Guyana / Suriname) $150
Europe (transatlantic) $150
China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong and Australia (transpacific) $200

*Seasonal and / or year-round checked bag limitations apply to some cities in Mexico, Caribbean, Central and South America.

^For tickets issued on / before May 11, 2021, the oversize fee to / from Panama is $150, and for tickets issued on / after May 12, 2021, the oversize fee to / from Panama is $200.

Overweight bags

We don't accept checked bags over 100 lbs / 45 kgs on American Airlines operated flights.

Business and Domestic 2-cabin First confirmed customers can check 2 bags up to 70 lbs / 32 kgs at no extra cost.

3-cabin First confirmed customers and Executive Platinum and oneworld® Emerald members can check 3 bags up to 70 lbs / 32 kgs at no extra cost.

Note that complimentary bags may not apply to codeshare flights on our partners. For details, visit the operating carrier’s website.

Fees (non-refundable, per person, each way)

Region 51 lbs / 23 kgs - 70 lbs / 32 kgs 71 lbs / 32 kgs - 100 lbs / 45 kgs
Between U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada $100 $200
Mexico / Caribbean / Central and South America* $100 $200 (Not accepted to / from Cuba)
Europe (transatlantic) $100 Not accepted
China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, New Zealand^ and Australia^ (transpacific) $100 $450 (Not accepted to / from Australia)

*Seasonal and / or year-round checked bag limitations apply to some cities in Mexico, Caribbean, Central and South America.

^To / from Australia or New Zealand, you’re are allowed 1 free bag in Basic or Main, 2 free bags in Premium Economy or Business, and 3 free bags in First up to 70 lbs / 32 kgs at no extra cost. Any excess bags will be charged the overweight fee for 51 lbs / 23 kgs – 70 lbs / 32 kgs.

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