Last Updated:
02 Jan 2018

Flying With a Bike on American Airlines 2018

American Airlines Bikes Policy 2018
Airline Name American Airlines
Category Bikes
Accepts Bikes Yes
Counts Toward Baggage Allowance Yes
Cost $150
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American Airlines Bikes Policy

American Airlines accepts bicycles as checked baggage, for a $150 fee. You can travel with 1 non-motorized touring or racing bike if the:

Bike is in a hard-sided case, bike bag or box built for bike transport
Handlebars are fixed sideways
Pedals are removed; or
Pedals and handlebars are wrapped in plastic foam or a similar material
Please note that if your bike is not in a hard-sided case, it will be treated as a fragile item.

You’ll be charged $150 unless your bike and case are less than 62 inches and under 50 lbs. If so, they’ll be considered as your 1st checked bag.

If you are traveling to, through or from Brazil, your bike will be considered a bag. Once your free bag allowance is exceeded you’ll be charged $85 for each additional bike.

Maximum weight and size
70 lbs. and 126 inches based on the airplane size and load factors

See Also: 2018 American Airlines Baggage Policies

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