Bags

Carry-on restriction: powder-like substances

For international travel to the U.S., powder-like substances over 12 oz. / 350 mL should be placed in checked bags. Powders over 12 oz. / 350 mL in carry-on bags may be prohibited. Effective June 30, 2018.

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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 flights

Earn up to 50,000 bonus miles after qualifying purchases

Your first checked bag is free on domestic flights for you and up to 4 people traveling with you on select
Citi® / AAdvantage® cards

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Pre-paying for bags

Save time, pay at check-in

Don’t wait in line at the airport – check up to 3 bags when you check-in on aa.com or in the app. For more information about our pre-paid bags option, visit our customer service FAQs.

Customer service FAQs

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Bag delivery service

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

Flying on one of our partners?

From seating policy to lounge information, here’s everything you need to know about flying with our partner airlines.

Find out more about traveling with oneworld®

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Lost items

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