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The following passengers will be allowed a 1st and 2nd checked bag at no additional charge (for tickets purchased on or after April 8, 2014) provided it falls within the size and weight limitations. These free checked bag allowances apply on flights marketed and operated by American Airlines, or on flights marketed by American Airlines and American Eagle service. American Eagle service is operated by Envoy Airlines Inc. On flights operated by other carriers, different baggage charges may apply.  Be sure to check your itinerary and receipt to see which airlines’ charges apply.

  • For customers traveling to or from destinations in South America, Panama, El Salvador, China, Japan and South Korea
  • Customers who purchase Business or First Class tickets (3 checked bag allowance)
  • Active U.S. military personnel traveling on orders (5 checked bag allowance) or personal travel (3 checked bag allowance)
  • Active U.S. military dependents traveling on orders
  • American Airlines AAdvantage® Executive Platinum* or AAdvantage Platinum
  • Alaska Airlines MVP Gold 75K and MVP Gold
  • oneworld alliance Emerald* and Sapphire
  • Customers flying on the same reservation as an American Airlines AAdvantage Executive Platinum* or Platinum member or oneworld alliance Emerald* or Sapphire member regardless of frequent flyer status or fare type (not applicable to group bookings)
  • First and Business Class MileSAAver® Awards
  • First and Business Class AAnytime® Awards
  • First and Business Class upgrades confirmed prior to check-in

*AAdvantage Executive Platinum and oneworld Emerald members are eligible for up to three free checked bags.

Additionally, the following passengers will be allowed 1st and 2nd checked bag at no additional charge for tickets purchased before April 8, 2014:

  • Customers who purchase full-fare tickets in Economy Class
  • AAdvantage Gold members, oneworld alliance Ruby members and Alaska Airlines MVP members
  • Customers flying on the same reservation as an American Airlines AAdvantage Gold member or oneworld alliance Ruby member regardless of frequent flyer status or fare type (not applicable to group bookings)
  • Economy Class AAnytime® Awards

Finally, the following passengers will be allowed their 1st checked bag at no additional charge for tickets purchased after April 8, 2014:

  • Alaska MVP members