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

Checked baggage

Checked baggage

From charges to weight and size, here's everything about our checked baggage policy.

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Carry-on baggage

Carry-on baggage

Make your journey easier and discover what to expect when packing your carry-on bag.

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Restricted items

Restricted items

There are many common items that are restricted by the TSA.

See our restricted items

Specialty and sports

Specialty and sports

From musical instruments to military baggage, here's everything you need to know.

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Traveling with pets

Traveling with pets

We’re making your pet our priority. Here are some guidelines to help make your journey smoother.

Find out more about 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.

Learn about traveling with children or infants

Free checked bag

First checked bag free on domestic itineraries

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Your first checked bag is free on domestic itineraries for you and up to four people traveling with you on select
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Luggage delivery service

Luggage delivery service

Bypass baggage claim

Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure on your next trip, let us bring your bags to you.

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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.

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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.

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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