Changed baggage rules/fees

Effective April 23, 2014, checked bag fees will be aligned for US Airways and the new American Airlines. Also, our bag fee exemptions will be aligned. Until then, US Airways bag fees, carry-on size restrictions and other baggage rules and optional fees could be different than American Airlines.

If your flight is operated by American, be sure to check

Checked bags (tickets bought before April 23, 2014)

All flights (per bag/each way)

1st bag

2nd bag

3rd bag

4th - 9th bag

U.S. / Canada / Latin America / Caribbean / Bermuda
South America (except Brazil)
TransatlanticNo charge$100$200$200
Transpacific (except Hawaii)No chargeNo charge$200$200
BrazilNo chargeNo charge$85$85

Overweight/oversize bags




U.S. / Canada / Latin America / Caribbean / Bermuda
South America (except Brazil)
51 - 70 lbs - $90
71 - 100 lbs - $175
62 - 80 inches (h+w+l) - $175
Transatlantic51 - 70 lbs - $150
71 - 100 lbs - $175
Bags over 70 lbs are not accepted
to/from/through Europe
62 - 80 inches (h+w+l) - $175
Transpacific 51 - 70 lbs - $150
71 - 100 lbs - $175
62 - 80 inches (h+w+l) - $175
Brazil71 - 100 lbs - $8562 - 80 inches (h+w+l) - $85

Sporting equipment

Tickets booked before April 23, 2014: $200 per item (each way) for equipment that cannot be substituted for a regular checked bag. The fee changes to $150 (each way) for tickets booked on/after April 23, 2014.

Equipment that can be substituted for 1st or 2nd checked bag:
Archery, baseball, boogie board, bowling, fencing, fishing, golf, hockey, lacrosse, paintball, parachute, scuba (without tank), ski, snowboard, tennis, vaulting, wakeboard and water skiing. Overweight and oversize charges may apply. Oversize charges waived for golf, hockey, lacrosse, ski, snowboard, vaulting, wakeboard and waterskiing bags.

Checked bag fees waived

We waive select checked bag fees for First and Business Class customers, U.S. Military, and elite members (depending on status).

Other guidelines

  • Overweight/oversize fees and fees for 3 or more bags apply
  • If you're traveling with an infant, the child is allowed 1 fully collapsible stroller or 1 child restraint device or car seat (no charge). If you're traveling internationally with an infant in lap, your child is also allowed 1 checked bag (checked bag fees apply - max 62 in/157 cm and 50 lbs/23 kg).

Checked bags (tickets bought on/after April 23, 2014)


Bag 1

Bag 2

Bag 3

Bag 4+

(U.S., Puerto Rico, USVI, Canada)
Mexico/Caribbean/Central America$25*$40**$150$200
South America$0$0$150$200

Overweight/oversize bags


62 - 80 in (h+w+l)

51-70 lbs / 71-100 lbs

Domestic (U.S., Puerto Rico, USVI, Canada)+$200+$100 / $200
Mexico/Caribbean/Central America+$200+$100 / $200
Brazil+$150+n/a / $200
South America+$200+$100 / $200
Bags over 70 lbs are not accepted to/from/through Europe
+$100 / n/a
Transpacific+$150+$60 / $450

*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

Partner information

If you're traveling with one of our partners, here's information about other airline baggage and other optional fees.

Terms & conditions: All fees (except baggage) are subject to change.