Facts on Baggage Shipping and Allowance


Baggage shipping to different countries calls for certain rule and regulation. All the items are not valid or allowed for shipping. Besides that the price differs according to the item and its size. The size limitation of your luggage is measured by adding the total outside dimensions of each bag, that is, length + width + height.

Certain aircraft types cannot accept some oversized articles due to the dimensions of the cargo doors.

Specialty Items

Some special rules, and/or packing instructions have been applied to some specialty items. For example: duffel bags used by military personnel and certain musical instruments.

Audio/Visual Equipment

Camera, film, lighting, and sound equipment (up to a maximum of 115 in/292 cm and 100 lbs/45 kgs) will be charged per piece.

Musical Instruments

Small musical instruments may be transferred onboard the aircraft if they meet existing size rules and fit in the overhead bin or under the seat in front of you. Case dimensions may not exceed 45 dimensional inches (width + length + height), except for guitars. Instruments may also be transported as checked baggage shipping.

Military Baggage

  Active U.S. Military personnel are permitted to check three pieces of baggage free of charge.

  Each checked bag in the free allowance may be up to 62 inches* and weigh up to 50 lbs.

  The 70 lb. maximum bag weight limit for Europe and Asia does not apply for U.S. military baggage if traveling on rders.

  Military ID must be presented. Traveling in uniform is not required.

*The size limitation of your luggage is calculated by adding the total outside dimensions of each bag, that is, length + width + height.

Mobility Devices

Wheelchairs/scooters, braces or other assistive devices are subject to free of charge as checked baggage shipping and are as well to the normal checked baggage allowance. There are special handling procedures for motorized equipment.

Sports equipment

Maximum Size and Weight

  Items that go beyond the maximum allowable size and/or weight will be charged for oversize and/or overweight.

  Items that are bigger than 115 inches and 100 lbs. will not be applicable as checked baggage.

  Additional items must not be packed inside the sports case and are liable to overweight and/or oversize charges.

All inches are dimensional inches (length + width + height) Liability

The baggage shipping companies are not liable for any damage to sports items not presented in a hard-sided case. If the outside of the hard-sided case does not have visible damage, AA/American Eagle/AmericanConnection? carrier are not liable for any damage to the sports item inside the case.

Sports cases intended for particular items for example golf bags, boot bags and bike cases are meant for carrying only that sports item


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