American Airlines

Headquarters Country: USA

Website: and

Number of items allowed: 1 + personal item *unless* flying domestic in Basic Economy

Note: According to the American Airlines website, “Basic Economy customers traveling within the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean are only allowed 1 personal item. All other bags must be checked.” But also, “Customers flying Basic Economy will be allowed 1 free carry-on (in addition to a personal item) to all destinations, starting September 5, 2018.”

Maximum allowed in imperial: (official)

  • H x W x D = 22 x 14 x 9 in
  • H x W x D (personal item) = 18 x 14 x 8 in

Maximum allowed in metric: (official)

  • H x W x D = 56 x 36 x 23 cm
  • H x W x D (personal item) = 45 x 35 x 20 cm

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