First checked bag free on domestic American Airlines itineraries
Earn 50,000 bonus miles
Your first checked bag is free on domestic American Airlines itineraries for you and up to 4 travel companions on the same reservation – that's savings of up to $300 per round trip with the Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® card. Terms apply.
Don’t wait in line at the airport – get the best price available and check up to 3 bags when you check-in on aa.com or in the app. For more information about paying for your bags online, visit our customer service FAQs.
You can pay for up to 3 checked bags (per person) before arriving at the airport. Multiple passengers traveling in the same reservation will need to select bags and check in at a kiosk together.
Pay during check-in on aa.com or in the app if it’s available for your trip.
You can pay for bags starting 24 hours and up to 4 hours before your scheduled departure. For departures from Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) or Washington Reagan (DCA), you can pay up to 2 hours before your scheduled departure.
You can't pay for bags online if you’re waitlisted, standing by for another flight, or had a flight disruption and you haven’t confirmed your new flights.
You can receive the best price available if you pay for bags online or in the app.
If you're checking more than 3 bags per person, additional bags must be added at the airport. Oversize, overweight and excess bag charges may apply.
Charges are calculated based on standard bag sizes for flights, per person, each way.
You can pay for bags online ahead of time when traveling on eligible American Airlines marketed and operated flights.
Combined bag fees for multiple passengers: Passengers traveling together in a single reservation with multiple bags will receive the best online bag prices applied across all passengers
Other special bags with a specific charge (i.e. cabin pets) require payment at the airport.
Standard baggage terms, conditions and liability standards still apply.
American Airlines reserves the right to change the rates, terms and conditions at any time before payment, with or without notice.