Does American Airlines Charge for Heavy Baggage?

If you are booked on an American flight, you need to be aware of the overweight baggage fees. There is a chance that you will have to deal with these fees depending on the size and weight of your luggage. If you are aware of these fees beforehand you can avoid them by packing your bags appropriately.

Overweight bags will be assessed a fee based on their total weight. Luggage weighing between 50 and 70 pounds are subject to a fee of $50. If they get any bigger, and weigh between 70 and 100 pounds, each one is charged a fee of $100. Anything heavier is not permitted to be checked. For bags in excess of 100 pounds, the best thing to do is call American Airlines in advance to see if there is anything you can do to get your bag to the proper destination.

If your bag weighs more than 50 pounds there is a chance that you may also be charged an oversize fee. These fees come into play if your bag is 62 inches or larger (length + width + height.)

Overall, American does charge for heavy baggage. If you can avoid these high fees you will be much better off in the long run.

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