May 24 2019  |  Airline & Terminal News

American Airlines removes oversize fees for common sports and music equipment

By Rachel Debling

American Airlines is eliminating its oversize fees for commonly packed sports and music equipment. The changes began May 21.

The checked oversize bag still counts toward a customer’s normal baggage allowance. The change will allow customers traveling with skis or a snowboard will now be able to check in an equipment bag with both in one bag (up to 50 lbs/62 in).

Items such as antlers, hang gliders, scuba tanks and kite/windsurfing items will still be charged a $150 flat rate, due to special handling requirements.

Refer to the full policy on the airline's website for additional information.

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