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Baggage policies

Checked bags

Pay for your 1st and 2nd checked bags when you check in online or at the airport kiosk. All bag fees are non-refundable, per person and each way.


    For tickets bought on/before April 22, 2014

    All flights (per bag/each way)
    1st bag
    2nd bag
    3rd bag
    4th - 9th bag
    Within the U.S. /Canada/Latin America/Caribbean/Bermuda/South America (except Brazil)
    25 USD
    35 USD
    125 USD
    200 USD
    Transatlantic
    No charge
    100 USD
    200 USD
    200 USD
    Transpacific (except Hawaii)
    No charge
    No charge
    200 USD
    200 USD
    Flights to/from Brazil
    No charge
    No charge
    85 USD
    85 USD

    Overweight/oversize rules still apply. Maximum weight is 23 kgs per bag and you can check a maximum of 9 bags.

      You're also allowed:

      • Required mobility assistive devices, such as wheelchairs, canes or crutches (to check or carry on)
      • Infant assistive devices (stroller or car seat)
      • Required medical supplies or equipment. These items may also be carried on to the aircraft, as long as they meet size and weight restrictions. If the medical supplies or equipment are included in a larger bag containing other non-essential items, that bag will not be considered a free item, and will be subject to normal baggage fees.

      Checked bag fees waived

      For tickets bought on/before April 22, 2014
      Overweight/oversize rules still apply.

      First, second and third checked bag fees waived

      • Gold, Platinum and Chairman's Dividend Miles Preferred members
      • AAdvantage Platinum and Executive Platinum members
      • oneworld Sapphire and Emerald members

      First and second checked bag fees waived

      • Confirmed First and Business passengers
      • Active U.S. military with ID and dependents traveling with them on orders (first through fourth bags up to 45 kg each free of charge)
      • Active U.S. military with ID on personal travel
      • Unaccompanied minors (with US Airways unaccompanied minor paid assistance)
      • Passengers traveling to/from Brazil

      First checked bag fees waived

      • Silver Preferred members
      • AAdvantage Gold members
      • oneworld Ruby members

      For tickets bought on/after April 23, 2014

      Region
      Bag 1
      Bag 2
      Bag 3
      Bag 4+
      Oversize
      Overweight
      51 - 70 lbs/71 - 100 lbs
      Sports
      Domestic
      U.S., Puerto Rico, USVI, Canada
      25 USD
      35 USD
      150 USD
      200 USD
      200 USD
      100 / 200 USD
      150 USD
      Mexico/Caribbean/Central America
      25 USD*
      40 USD**
      150 USD
      200 USD
      200 USD
      100 / 200 USD
      150 USD
      Brazil
      0
      0
      85 USD
      85 USD
      150 USD
      n/a / 200 USD
      150 USD
      South America
      0
      0
      150 USD
      200 USD
      200 USD
      100 / 200 USD
      150 USD
      Transatlantic
      0
      100 USD
      200 USD
      200 USD
      150 USD
      100 / n/a USD
      150 USD
      Transpacific
      0
      0
      150 USD
      150 USD
      150 USD
      60 / 450 USD
      150 USD

      *Mexico: No first bag fee for Leon/Guanajuato, Guadalajara, Mexico City, Monterrey
      *Caribbean: No first bag fee for Port Au Prince, Haiti; Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago; Santo Domingo and Santiago, Dominican Republic; Kingston, Jamaica
      *Central America: Charge first bag fee only for San Jose and Liberia, Costa Rica; Belize City, Belize; Roatan, Honduras
      **Central America; No second bag fee for Panama City, Panama; San Salvador, El Salvador

        Checked bag fees waived

        For tickets bought on/after April 23, 2014

        1st, 2nd and 3rd checked bag fees waived

        • Confirmed First and Business Class customers
        • Dividend Miles Chairman's Preferred
        • AAdvantage Executive Platinum
        • oneworld Emerald

        1st and 2nd checked bag fees waived

        • Dividend Miles Gold and Platinum Preferred
        • AAdvantage Platinum
        • oneworld Sapphire
        • Active U.S. military with ID and dependents traveling with them on orders (1st - 5th bags up to 100 lbs/45 kg each free of charge)
        • Active U.S. military with ID on personal travel (1st - 3rd bags up to 100 lbs/45 kg each free of charge)
        • Customers traveling to/from Brazil

        1st checked bag fee waived

        • Dividend Miles Silver Preferred
        • AAdvantage Gold
        • oneworld Ruby

        Traveling with an infant in your lap?

        You're allowed:

        • One fully collapsible stroller or one child restraint device or car seat (no charge)
        • If you're traveling with an infant outside the U.S. or Canada, the infant is allowed one checked bag (max 62 in/114 cm and 50lbs/23 kg) -- checked bag fees apply

        Stopping between flights for more than 24 hours

        If you stop between flights for more than 24 hours, you'll be charged for bags for each of your flights.

          Terms and conditions

          Government taxes and fees may apply and will be added to the charge. Prices are listed in USD and will be collected in the local currency.

            Checking overweight or oversize bags?

            When you're trying to figure out if your bag is oversize, add the measurements for length, height and width together. The dimensions we list are length + height + width.

            For tickets bought on/before April 22, 2014

            Overweight/oversize fees are on top of our checked bag fees. Each piece of sports equipment is 200 USD


            Flights within the U.S., Canada, Latin American or the Caribbean

            Fee
            Weight/Size
            Overweight
            + 90 USD each
            51 - 70 lbs/23 - 32 kg in Coach (no overweight charge if you're booked in First Class for first 2 bags)
            +175 USD each
            71 - 100 lbs/33 - 45 kg
            Oversize
            +175 USD each
            62 - 126 in/157 - 320 cm (bags over 126 in/320 cm not allowed)

            Flights to/from Europe and Israel

            Fee
            Weight/Size
            Overweight
            + 150 USD each
            51 - 70 lbs/23-32 kg in Economy (no overweight charge if you're booked in Business Class for first 2 bags)
            +175 USD each
            71 - 100 lbs/33 - 45 kg (Not accepted for travel to/from Europe)
            Oversize
            +175 USD each
            62 - 126 in/157 - 320 cm (bags over 126 in/320 cm not allowed)


            Local airport/government regulations state that any baggage over 32 kg is not accepted for travel from:

            • Manchester, UK (MAN)
            • London Gatwick, UK (LGW)
            • London Heathrow, UK (LHR)
            • Dublin, Ireland (DUB)
            • Glasgow, UK (GLA)
            • Barcelona, Spain (BCN)
            • Madrid, Spain (MAD)
            • Lisbon, Portugal (LIS)
            • Brussels, Belgium (BRU)

            Flights to/from Brazil

            Fee
            Weight/Size
            Overweight
            + 85 USD each
            71 - 100 lbs/33 - 45 kg
            Oversize
            +85 USD each
            62 - 126 in/157 - 320 cm (bags over 126 in/320 cm not allowed)

            Baggage embargo

            There is a seasonal baggage embargo for 'southbound passengers' to the following cities: Guadalajara Mexico City Santo Domingo During the embargo, passengers are only allowed to check in two bags - no excess baggage. Also passengers are not allowed to check in boxes. Normal 1st and 2nd bag fees apply. Normal bag allowances for First Class and Dividend Miles Preferred passengers remain unchanged during the embargo. Non-rev passengers are allowed only carry-on and no checked bags.

              Baggage embargo dates

              • Easter week (Friday prior to Good Friday until the Wednesday after Easter)
              • June 20 - September 1
              • November 15 - January 13

              Carry-on baggage

              You're allowed on carry-on bag and one personal item. Personal items include a purse, briefcase or laptop bag.

              Size requirements

              Up to 45 in/115 cm (14 x 9 x 22 in or 36 + 23 + 56 cm)

                Carry-on rules for US Airways Express

                Not sure if you're on a US Airways Express flight? Please check your confirmation receipt. If you're on a flight operated by Air Wisconsin, Colgan, Piedmont, PSA or Trans States, you're allowed to carry on 2 items.

                • 1 personal item (such as a purse or laptop) in the cabin and;
                • 1 small carry-on bag. Your carry-on bag will be tagged, placed in the cargo bin and returned plane-side or in the jetway when you arrive.

                International baggage liability policy

                For international travel (including the domestic portions of international flights) to which the Montreal Convention applies, US Airways' liability for loss, delays or damage to baggage is limited to approximately 1,807 USD per passenger for checked and unchecked baggage.

                Local airport/government regulations state that any baggage over 70 lbs is not accepted for travel from Manchester, UK (MAN), London Gatwick, UK (LGW), London Heathrow, UK (LHR), Glasgow, UK (GLA), Lisbon, Spain (LIS), Brussels, Belgium (BRU) and Dublin, Ireland (DUB)

                  Liability for loss, delay or damage to checked baggage (for travel entirely within the U.S.) is limited to 3,300 USD per ticketed passenger. When US Airways has exercised the ordinary standard of care, it shall not be liable for damage to or damage caused by fragile articles, liquids, or perishables, nor for the loss of, damage to, or delay in:

                  • Antiques/heirlooms/collectibles
                  • Artwork
                  • Blueprints
                  • Books, manuscripts, publications
                  • Business samples, equipment, documents & irreplaceable items
                  • Computer hardware, software, etc.
                  • Currency
                  • Electronics
                  • Equipment
                  • Keys
                  • Lifesaving medication
                  • Negotiable papers, securities, documents
                  • Natural fur products
                  • Optics
                  • Photographic, cinematographic audio/video equipment
                  • Precious metals and stones
                  • Silverware
                  • Sound reproduction equipment
                  • Spirits