Flying With a Bike on American Airlines

American Airlines Bikes Policy
Airline Name American Airlines
Category Bikes
Accepts Bikes Yes
Counts Toward Baggage Allowance Yes
Cost See Policy
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American Airlines Bikes Policy

Allowance/Requirements
One non-motorized touring or racing bike
Handlebars must be fixed sideways and pedals removed or pedals and handlebars must be enclosed in plastic foam or similar material. Bike must be in a hard-sided case built for bike transport or a bike bag or box. Bikes not in a hard-sided case are considered fragile.

Cost
USD 150 regardless of the number of checked bags.
Exception: If bicycle and container are less than 62 dimensional inches and under 50 lbs., the bike is charged the applicable 1st checked bag rate.

Maximum Weight and Size
70 lbs., 126 inches

Additional Information
Acceptance conditional on aircraft size and load factors
Exception: If a bike is less than 62 dimensional inches and 50 lbs., the above conditions do not apply

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