From September 14, American Airlines will charge $50 for a second checked bag for lower-yield Economy Class customers traveling between locations in Europe, India...

From September 14, American Airlines will charge $50 for a second checked bag for lower-yield Economy Class customers traveling between locations in Europe, India and the United States, including U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The changes apply to transatlantic travelers on any flight operated by American Airlines for travel to, from or through India, as well as Belgium, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain and Switzerland.


Customers who purchase certain economy class tickets on or after the effective date will be able to check one bag for free and will pay $50 for a second checked bag.

A Blended Winglet-equipped Boeing 767-300ER of American Airlines

A Blended Winglet-equipped Boeing 767-300ER of American Airlines

Examples of exceptions for travelers who will not pay any checked bag charge include:

● AAdvantage program members who have achieved AAdvantage Gold, AAdvantage Platinum and AAdvantage Executive Platinum levels;

● Oneworld Alliance Emerald, Sapphire or Ruby members;

● Passengers booked in First and Business Class cabins, as well as those who purchase full-fare tickets in the Economy Class cabins;

● Active U.S. military personnel traveling on orders or personal travel;

● Active U.S. military dependents traveling on orders.

American says other exemptions may also apply: Visit www.aa.com/bag for details. More information about American’s checked baggage policies for domestic and international itineraries is available on the web page.

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