American Airlines Raises Checked Baggage Fees

American Airlines (Boeing 787-8)

American Airlines has raised its checked baggage fees, effective from February 20th. This increase is the first in six years since 2018.

For domestic flights including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, the fee for the first checked bag will be $35 online and $40 at the airport. The fee for the second bag will be $45. For Canada and short-haul international flights, the fee for the first checked bag will be $40, and $45 for the second bag.

AAdvantage status members and most AAdvantage credit card members will receive the first checked bag for free. This also applies to passengers in premium cabins and active U.S. military personnel.

Additionally, from the same date, the fee for bringing pets in the cabin has been set at $150.

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