Optional service fees

Baggage fees

Carry-on baggage

You're allowed 1 carry-on bag and 1 personal item in all cabins. If you bought a Basic Economy ticket you're only allowed 1 personal item.

Checked baggage

First bag

Regions Main Cabin Premium Economy Business Class First Class Notes
Within and between U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands $25* $0 Not available $0 $0
Between Canada and U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands $25* $0 $0
Between Mexico, Caribbean (excluding Cuba and Haiti), Central America and U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada
Or between Mexico, Caribbean and Central America
$25* $0 $0 $25 seasonal fee for SAL flights June 20 - August 9, 2017 and December 8 - 24, 2017
From U.S. (including Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean) to Cuba $25 $0 $0 One-way into Cuba $25 fee. Round-trips originating in the U.S. (including Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean) pay $0 for 1st bag on the return.
From Cuba to U.S. (including Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean) $0 $0 $0
To or from Haiti $0 $0 $0 $0
To or from South America (excluding Brazil) $0* $0 $0 $0 $25 1st bag fee applies for CLO flights June 20 - August 9, 2017 and December 8 - 24, 2017
To or from Brazil $0 $0 $0 $0
Between Europe and U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Central America and South America (excluding Brazil)
Or connecting via Europe to another destination
$0 $0 $0 $0
To or from China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand $0 $0 $0 $0

*Charge applies unless you qualify for other exceptions.

View exceptions and checked baggage limitations

Second bag

Regions Main Cabin Premium Economy Business Class First Class Notes
Within and between U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands $35* $35* $0 $0
Between Canada and U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands $35* $0 $0
Between Mexico, Caribbean (excluding Cuba) or Central America and U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands or Canada $40* $0 $0 $40 2nd bag fee applies year round for PTY $55 2nd bag fee applies for SAP, TGU and PAP flights June 20 - August 9, 2017 and December 8 - 24, 2017.
From U.S. (including Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean) to Cuba $40 $0 $0 Round-trips originating in the U.S. (including Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean) pay $0 for 2nd bag on the return.
From Cuba to U.S. (including Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean) $0 $0 $0 Round-trips originating in Cuba pay $40 for 2nd bag on the return.
Between South America (excluding Brazil) and the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada and Europe $0 $0 $0 $0
To or from South America (excluding Brazil) $0* $0 $0 $0 $40 2nd bag fee applies year round for GYE and UIO.
$55 2nd bag fee applies year round for BAQ, BOG, MDE and CLO (for trips booked on or after April 12, 2017).
$55 2nd bag fee applies year round for CCS and MAR (for trips booked on or after April 12, 2017).
To or from Brazil $0 $0 $0 $0
Between Europe and U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Central America and South America (excluding Brazil) $100* $0* $0 $0 $0 2nd bag fee applies to trips booked on or after November 13, 2017 (excluding Hawaii).
To or from China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand $0 $0 $0 $0

*Charge applies unless you qualify for other exceptions.

View exceptions and checked baggage limitations

Third bag

Regions Main Cabin Premium Economy Business Class First Class Notes
Within and between U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands $150 $150 $150 $150* *3rd checked bag will be $150 for First Class on two-cabin aircraft. No charge for 3rd checked bag in First Class cabin on three-cabin aircraft.
Between Canada and U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands $150 $150 $150* *3rd checked bag will be $150 for First Class on two-cabin aircraft. No charge for 3rd checked bag in First Class cabin on three-cabin aircraft.
Between Mexico, Caribbean or Central America, South America (excluding Brazil) and U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands or Canada
Or between the Caribbean and Central America
$150 $150 $150 $0* Year-round limitations apply on baggage and the number of boxes allowed for travel to Bolivia. *3rd checked bag will be $150 for First Class on two-cabin aircraft.
To or from Brazil $85 $85 $85 $0* Year-round limitations apply on baggage and the number of boxes allowed for travel to select cities in Brazil. *3rd checked bag will be $85 for First Class on two-cabin aircraft.
Between Europe and U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Central America and South America (excluding Brazil) $200 $200 $200 $0* *3rd checked bag will be $200 for First Class on two-cabin aircraft.
To or from China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand $200 $200 $200 $0* *3rd checked bag will be $200 for First Class on two-cabin aircraft. 20,000JPY for travel originating in Japan.

Fourth bag +

Regions Main Cabin Premium Economy Business Class First Class Notes
Within and between U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands $200 $200 $200 $200
Between Canada and U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands $200 $200 $200
Between Mexico, Caribbean or Central America, South America (excluding Brazil) and U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands or Canada
Or between the Caribbean and Central America
$200 $200 $200 $200 Year-round limitations apply on baggage and the number of boxes allowed for travel to Bolivia
To or from Brazil $85 $85 $85 $85 Year-round limitations apply on baggage and the number of boxes allowed for travel to select cities in Brazil
Between Europe and U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Central America and South America (excluding Brazil) $200 $200 $200 $200
To or from China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand $200 $200 $200 $200 20,000JPY for travel originating in Japan

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Overweight baggage

Over 51 lbs/23 kgs to 70 lbs/32 kgs*

Regions Main Cabin Premium Economy Business Class First Class Notes
Within and between U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands $100 $100 $0 $0
Between Canada and U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands $100 $0 $0
Between Mexico, Caribbean or Central America, South America (excluding Brazil) and U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands or Canada
Or between the Caribbean and Central America
$100 $100 $0 $0
To or from Brazil $0 $0 $0 $0 Year-round limitations apply on baggage and the number of boxes allowed for travel to select cities in Brazil
Between Europe and U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Central America and South America (excluding Brazil) $100 $100 $0 $0
To or from China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand $100 $100 $0 $0 10,000JPY for travel originating in Japan

Over 71 lbs/32kgs to 100 lbs/45 kgs*

Regions Main Cabin Premium Economy Business Class First Class Notes
Within and between U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands $200 $200 $200 $200
Between Canada and U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands $200 $200 $200
Between Mexico, Caribbean or Central America, South America (excluding Brazil) and U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands or Canada
Or between the Caribbean and Central America
$200 $200 $200 $200
To or from Brazil $200 $200 $200 $200 Year-round limitations apply on baggage and the number of boxes allowed for travel to select cities in Brazil
Between Europe and U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Central America and South America (excluding Brazil) Not accepted Not accepted Not accepted Not accepted
To or from Australia and New Zealand Not accepted Not accepted Not accepted Not accepted
To or from China, Japan, South Korea and Hong Kong $450 $450 $450 $450

*More than one fee may apply per bag, for example the checked bag fee + oversize fee + overweight fee.

Oversize baggage

Larger than 62 in/157 cm*

Regions Main Cabin Premium Economy Business Class First Class Notes
Within and between U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands $200 $200 $200 $200
Between Canada and U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands $200 $200 $200
Between Mexico, Caribbean or Central America, South America (excluding Brazil) and U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands or Canada
Or between the Caribbean and Central America
$200 $200 $200 $200 Year-round limitations apply on baggage and the number of boxes allowed for travel to Bolivia
To or from Brazil $150 $150 $150 $150 Year-round limitations apply on baggage and the number of boxes allowed for travel to select cities in Brazil
Between Europe and U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Central America and South America (excluding Brazil) $150 $150 $150 $150 Baggage more than 126 in/320 cm will not be accepted for the U.K.
To or from China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand $200 $200 $200 $200 20,000JPY for travel originating in Japan

*More than one fee may apply per bag, for example the checked bag fee + oversize fee + overweight fee.

Learn more about baggage limitations

If you have questions about baggage fees, please contact Reservations.

Reservations and ticket changes

AV and sports equipment

Audiovisual equipment

If you are checking audiovisual equipment, standard baggage fees apply unless you're an eligible member of a media or entertainment company for which special rates apply.

Learn more about traveling with audiovisual equipment

Sports equipment

For all classes of service, standard first, second, additional, overweight or oversize bag fees apply for:

  • Archery equipment
  • Backpack or knapsack
  • Boogie, skim or speed boards
  • Bowling balls
  • Camping equipment
  • Fishing gear
  • Golf clubs1
  • Hockey or lacrosse2
  • Oars
  • Scuba gear (without tanks)
  • Shooting equipment3
  • Skateboard
  • Snow skis4
  • Snowboards4
  • Tennis rackets
  • Tent or sleeping bag
  • Water skis4

1 Golf equipment for Brazil only - $42.50

2 One hockey stick and one hockey bag count as one piece

3To, through or from London Heathrow (LHR) - $80 per case

4One ski bag and one ski boot bag count as one piece
Ski equipment for Brazil only - $28.05

For all classes of service, $150 charge applies for:

  • Antlers
  • Bicycles5
  • Hang Gliders
  • Kiteboards6
  • Kitesurf
  • Scuba Gear (with tanks)
  • Surfboards6
  • Wakeboards6
  • Wave ski6
  • Windsurf

5If bicycle and container are less than 62 dimensional inches and under 50 lbs, you’ll pay the applicable charge for the first checked bag.

6If kiteboard/wakeboard/wave skis are less than 62 dimensional inches and 50 lbs, you’ll pay the applicable charge for the first checked bag.
For Brazil only: Maximum surfboard length of 108 in., not included in checked bag allowances. First surfboard charge is $42.50; additional surfboards are $85.00.
Lightweight surfboards packaged in a single bag that weighs less than 70 lbs will be accepted/charged as a single surfboard.

Learn more about traveling with specialty and sports equipment

Inflight products and services

Product or service* Main Cabin Premium Economy Business First Notes
Preferred seats $4-$139 Not available Not available Not available Per flight; price varies by flight
Main Cabin Extra $20-$280 Not available Not available Not available Per flight; price varies by flight
Priority $9-$74 Not available Not available Not available Each way; price varies by itinerary
Extended hold $10-$16 Not available $20-$30 $20-$30 Per passenger, per booking on eligible itineraries. Price varies on number of days held (3, 5 or 7 days). Extended hold options not available on all flights.
Paid upgrade Not available $40-$90 per
500 mile segment
$40-$90 per
500 mile segment
$40-$90 per
500 mile segment
Per passenger on eligible itineraries. Price on some international itineraries may be outside the adjacent price range due to currency fluctuations and taxes
Five Star ServiceSM Not available Not available Not available Not available $250-$300 at select airports

*AAdvantage elite members receive complimentary access to some options.

AAdvantage elite benefits

Children and animals

Service Main Cabin Premium Economy Business First Notes
Unaccompanied minor $150 + tax $150 + tax $150 + tax $150 + tax Pricing applies each way
Service animals providing assistance for traveler $0 $0 $0 $0 Certain restrictions apply based on your itinerary; not allowed for transporting an animal for training
Carry-on pet
Within/between U.S. and Canada, Mexico, Central America, Colombia and Caribbean (if the country allows entry); not allowed to Hawaii
$125 $125 $125 $125 Per kennel
Checked pet
Within/between U.S. and Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, Caribbean
$200 $200 $200 $200 Per kennel
Checked pet
Between the U.S. and Brazil
$150 $150 $150 $150 Per kennel

AAdvantage

AAdvantage 500 mile upgrades

$40 (including taxes) per upgrade

Learn more about 500 mile upgrades

AAdvantage mileage award upgrades

Depending on your purchased fare and geographic region, a non-refundable cash co-payment from $75 to $550 for each one-way trip (inclusive of federal excise taxes) for your AAdvantage upgrade awards may be needed. Additional taxes and fees may also apply.

Learn more about mileage upgrades

AAdvantage Mileage Multiplier

Approximately $0.03/mile (plus 7.5% federal excise tax)

Learn more about Mileage Multiplier

Buy miles

  • $0.0295 per mile (plus 7.5% federal excise tax)
  • $20 - $40 transaction processing charge

Gift miles

  • $0.0295 per mile (plus 7.5% federal excise tax)
  • $20 - $40 transaction processing charge

Share miles

  • $0.0125 mileage transfer cost per mile
  • $15 - $40 transaction processing charge

Buy, Gift or Share AAdvantage miles

Reactivate miles

  • $200 for 1 - 50,000 expired miles
  • $400 for 50,001 - 75,000 expired miles
  • $600 for more than 75,000 expired miles

Reactivate AAdvantage miles

AAdvantage award processing

  • $75 for award tickets booked or mileage upgrades requested less than 21 days prior to departure
  • AAdvantage Executive Platinum, Platinum Pro, Platinum or Gold members using miles from your account are exempt from the fee

Changing flight award tickets

  • $150 per ticket
  • A charge may apply if you make changes to award tickets
  • AAdvantage Executive Platinum members using miles from your account are exempt from the fee

Reinstating award tickets

  • $150 per account for the first award ticket. Additional award tickets reinstated to the same account at the same time will be $25 per ticket
  • Miles may be reinstated to your account for an unused AAdvantage flight award if your ticket has not expired
  • AAdvantage Executive Platinum members using miles from your account are exempt from the fee

Learn more about award travel

Food and drink

Service Main Cabin* Business Class First Class Notes
Food for sale $2-$10 $0 $0 Food selections vary by month
Beer $7 $0 $0 Complimentary beer varies by flight and is available in the Main Cabin of select international flights
Spirits and wine $8 $0 $0 Complimentary spirits and wine vary by flight and are available in the Main Cabin of select international flights
Sparkling wine $9 $0 $0 Offered on transcontinental and Hawaii flights and $0 on select international flights
Premium wine $15.99 $0 $0 Offered on transcontinental, Hawaii and select international flights

*ConciergeKeySM and Executive Platinum members traveling in the Main Cabin get a complimentary drink and snack.

Wi-Fi and entertainment

Service Main Cabin Business Class First Class Notes
Domestic inflight Wi-Fi $2.50 - $50 $2.50 - $50 $2.50 - $50 Monthly and annual subscriptions also available at a flat rate
International inflight Wi-Fi $12 - $19 $12 - $19 $12- $19
In-seat entertainment $0 $0 $0
Wireless entertainment $0 $0 $0
Earbuds $5* $0 $0 *Complimentary in the Main Cabin on international flights

Ticketing and other fees

Service* Main Cabin Premium Economy Business First Notes
Same-day flight change $75-$150 unless you qualify for other exceptions Not available $0 $0 $75 for domestic, Canada and Caribbean; $150 for transatlantic travel between JFK-LHR
Customers requiring extra space 2 tickets at the same rate if arranged when you buy the original ticket 2 tickets at the same rate if arranged when you buy the original ticket 2 tickets at the same rate if arranged when you buy the original ticket 2 tickets at the same rate if arranged when you buy the original ticket Higher rate may apply for additional space if advanced arrangements are not made
Tickets issued by Reservations $25 - domestic travel
$35 - international travel
$25 - domestic travel
$35 - international travel
$25 - domestic travel
$35 - international travel
$25 - domestic travel
$35 - international travel
Fees vary by country
Award tickets issued by Reservations $30 - domestic travel
$40 - international travel
Not available $30 - domestic travel
$40 - international travel
$30 - domestic travel
$40 - international travel
Fees vary by country
Assistance by Reservations $50 $50 $50 $50 Applies for voluntary trip changes not initially created by American Airlines Reservations or on aa.com
Tickets issued by American Airlines travel centers $35 $35 $35 $35 Due to government requirements, a higher charge may apply in Colombia and Chile
Voluntary change to ticket before day of travel $200 - domestic travel
Up to $750 - international travel
Up to $750 - international travel $200 - domestic travel
Up to $750 - international travel
$200 - domestic travel
Up to $750 - international travel
Charge varies depending on type of ticket purchased
Gate service fee $25 / bag checked at the gate on Basic Economy fare Not available Not available Not available Not available

*AAdvantage elite status members are exempt from some fees.

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