How to Add Bags to Your American Airlines Reservation: Step-by-Step Guide

Learn how to add bags to your American Airlines reservation with this step-by-step guide. Discover how to do it online, on mobile, or at the airport.

To add bags to your American Airlines reservation, you can do so online, through the mobile app, or at the airport. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to add bags to your reservation:

  1. Online: Log in to your American Airlines account and navigate to the “Trips” section. From there, select your itinerary and add checked bags to your reservation[1]. You can purchase up to 3 checked bags when you check-in online[2]. If you need to add a 4th checked bag, you’ll have to do that at the airport[2].
  2. Mobile App: You can also add bags to your reservation through the American Airlines mobile app during check-in. After adding the bags, you’ll receive a confirmation email with instructions on where to drop your bags at the airport[1].
  3. Airport Kiosk: If you prefer to add bags at the airport, you can do so at the check-in kiosk. Simply scan your boarding pass at the kiosk, and it will automatically print your bag tags[3].

Keep in mind that all bag fees are non-refundable and apply per person, each way[4]. Bag fees vary depending on your travel class, destination, and other factors. If you have any free bag allowances due to your cabin class, elite status, or being an eligible cardholder, these will be automatically added to your reservation when purchasing bags online[1].

If you believe you were incorrectly charged for bag fees, you can contact an American Airlines representative for help or file a refund claim within 45 days[4].


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