In a move is likely to sit well with customers, American Airlines on Tuesday announced they were goodbye to certain oversize bag costs.
The company said they have eliminated "oversize bag fees for common sports and music equipment" and the change goes into effect immediately.
"The updated policies, which will be music to the ears of musicians who fly on American, will also ensure that customers can more easily pursue active and healthy lifestyles wherever their travels can take them, without having to pay additional oversize. bag fees, ”American Airlines said in a news release.
Those who fly with the airline are now allowed ght requirements, ”the company said.
The price tag on such items used to be $ 1[ads1]50, according to the airline. Certain oversized items – antlers, hang gliders, scuba tanks and kites / windsurfing items – will still cost $ 150 since they have special action requirements, they said.
counts toward a customer's normal baggage allowance. For example, customers traveling within the United States, who used to pay $ 150 to check one oversize item such as a surfboard, will now pay $ 30 – the cost of a standard first bag – if the weight is less than 50 lbs, "American explained . “Customers traveling with skis or snowboard will now be able to check in an equipment bag with the skis or snowboard as one bag (up to 50 lbs./62 in.).”
In comparison, Delta's website says they charge $ 150 for surfboard, barring certain restrictions and exceptions. And on JetBlue, the airline's website says surfboards, among other items, are allowed as a checked back that will count towards your checked bag allowance, which matches the passenger's danger. The equipment is exempt from additional oversized and overweight limitations and fees.
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Surfboards are allowed on domestic and certain international flights and the customer "will be charged Any fees associated with your fare and a $ 100 per board each way fee, "they continued.
American Airlines decided to make the change after receiving feedback from customers and team members, the company said.