American Airlines Reminds Passengers About Limits on Baggage and Boxes During the Summer Season

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Summer is fast approaching and American Airlines and regional affiliate, American Eagle, remind passengers about the box and bag embargo on flights to certain cities from June 11 through Aug. 14, 2005.

Customers traveling on American and American Eagle to certain destinations in Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and South America will not be able to check boxes during the embargo period due to heavy summer loads and high volumes of checked baggage to specific destinations. There is a year-round box embargo for flights from New York-JFK to all Caribbean and Latin America destinations.

The baggage embargo applies to Guatemala City, Managua, Panama City, San Pedro Sula, Tegucigalpa and San Salvador in Central America; La Paz, Maracaibo, Quito and Santa Cruz in South America; Santo Domingo, Santiago, Port of Spain, Puerto Plata, Port-au-Prince and Kingston in the Caribbean; as well as Guadalajara, Aguascalientes, San Luis Potosi and Leon in Mexico. All American Eagle flights to and from San Juan are also included, and flights to and from Dominica and Grenada are subject to a more restrictive year-round baggage allowance.

Oversize, overweight and excess baggage will not be accepted for flights to the destinations covered by the bag embargo. Passengers will be limited to a maximum of two checked bags, each not exceeding 62 linear inches (computed by adding the length, width and height of the bag) and 70 pounds. One carry- on bag will be allowed with a maximum size of 45 inches and a maximum weight of 40 pounds. Sports equipment, such as golf bags, bikes and surfboards, can be accepted as part of the total checked bag allowance, although additional charges may apply. Walkers, wheelchairs and any other assistive devices are welcomed for customers with disabilities.

American’s intent is to provide the best customer service possible and to consider the needs of all passengers. There are limitations on the amount of baggage that can be carried, both in the cabin and cargo areas, based on the size of aircraft. This year, the list of affected cities has been narrowed and the embargo period significantly shortened.

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