American Airlines baggage - Checked and carry-on luggage allowance


Your baggage allowance

Baggage weight and size restrictions vary from airline to airline so it’s important you check before you travel. Your American Airlines baggage allowance depends on your booked ticket, the cabin you're travelling in and your loyalty status with your airline. 

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Your American Airlines' luggage allowance

Your American Airlines’ baggage allowance

All American Airline’s transatlantic flights tickets include one checked bag. Main cabin weight allowance is 23kg and First/Business Class tickets have a weight allowance of 32kg. The maximum dimensions are 62 inches or 158 cm – to calculate this add the total outside dimensions of each bag, length + width + height.

When flying between London and the US the 2nd checked bag is complimentary for:

• AAdvantage® Platinum Pro
• AAdvantage® Platinum
• oneworld® Sapphire members
• Alaska Airlines MVP Gold^
• Confirmed Business Class customers
• Confirmed Premium Economy customers

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Buying extra checked baggage allowance

Checking in luggage with AirPortr

We can only check in luggage within your American Airlines baggage allowance. If you do not have enough allowance, we’ll need to process the excess baggage payments with American Airlines. This will be charged to the same card you used to book your AirPortr journey. Prices start from £65 for the 1st additional bag and £140 for the 2nd. 

Carry-on baggage 

American Airlines will allow you take one personal item and one piece of carry-on luggage. Your personal item needs to fit under your seat and should not exceed shouldn’t exceed 18 x 14 x 8 inches (45 x 35 x 20cm). Carry-on items should not exceed 22 x 14 x 9 inches (56 x 36 x 23cm) (including handles and wheels).


Travel luggage-free and stress-free

Your passport to simpler travel

From £30 for first bag, £10 per additional bag. Free amendments up to 2 hours before collection.