American Airlines eco domestic luggage allowance for QF Platinum

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34manu34

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Mar 2018

Total posts 17

Hi all,


I have to book some AA eco domestic flights and seems that checked baggage are optional in main cabin.
As a QF Plat, I am expecting extra perks and just had a look to One World policy and I found that

Extra baggage allowance for Emerald frequent flyers*

As an Emerald frequent flyer, you can check in one additional bag for free in addition to your ticketed baggage allowance when you fly on oneworld airlines.

If your ticket mentions a weight allowance, you can check in an extra 20 kgs.


Extra baggage allowance for Sapphire frequent flyers*

As a Sapphire frequent flyer, the following special baggage privileges will apply when you fly on oneworld airlines;

On purely domestic itineraries, using the baggage allowance "piece" system, for tickets with no ticketed baggage entitlement - the assurance of one piece of checked baggage, weighing up to 23 kgs.

Should be ok to bring one piece of 20 - 23 or 32Kg?

your help is needed please :-)

sdtravel

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 18 Jun 2015

Total posts 81

Im also interested but am not sure


As a QF Platinum i think you get 3 bags which i believe is 23kg in Eco & 32kg in First on short haul flights.

But its totally confusing because most short haul domestic flights in the US dont include baggage including first class tickets. So the notion of first class baggage limits is confusing. Unless it means that for the same price ($25) eco can check a 23kg bag and First can check a 32kg bag.


I think your QF Platinum status baggage limits apply to everyone on the booking. If 2 people then up to 6 bags at 23kg each but i dont see that on the AA website so am not sure.


The AA website is not clear in this regard.

Last editedby sdtravel at Mar 28, 2018, 04:16 AM.

BP

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 11 Dec 2013

Total posts 12

I fly American Airlines in economy this week, and being gold qantas ff I got two free checked bags at 23kg.


I hope this helps

BP

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 11 Dec 2013

Total posts 12

In my part we had two gold and two silver qantas FF and we had a total of 6 free bags. We used the self checkin counters at the airport and the kiosk told us this

Longtoo

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 08 Jun 2017

Total posts 29

As a QF WP you are entitled for 3 free checked bags, max 51 lbs each on domestic. AA rule would trump the OWE rule. I had to rearrange my luggage one before to comply with the max weight. if your luggage is interlined with an international leg, you get up to 70 lbs per bag.

Make sure that you select your seat early to get Main carbin extra.

34manu34

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Mar 2018

Total posts 17

In my part we had two gold and two silver qantas FF and we had a total of 6 free bags. We used the self checkin counters at the airport and the kiosk told us this

Ok but was it for domestic flight ticket without any bag charged?

donatello

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 22 Jul 2014

Total posts 24

The baggage allowance for oneworld emerald flying on AA domestic is 3 x 70 lbs (32 kg) bags. They don't state it all on the same page. This is the allowance they gave me when I flew AA domestic with QF Platinum.


https://www.aa.com/i18n/travel-info/baggage/checked-baggage-policy.jsp ( 3x bag complimentary for Oneworld Emerald)


https://www.aa.com/i18n/travel-info/baggage/oversize-and-overweight-baggage.jsp ("First and Business Class, Executive Platinum and oneworld Emerald members can check baggage up to 70 lbs / 32 kgs at no extra cost.")

Last editedby donatello at Mar 28, 2018, 01:05 PM.

BP

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 11 Dec 2013

Total posts 12

In my part we had two gold and two silver qantas FF and we had a total of 6 free bags. We used the self checkin counters at the airport and the kiosk told us this
Ok but was it for domestic flight ticket without any bag charged?


Yep domestic leg only. We booked direct with AA.


No charges

34manu34

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Mar 2018

Total posts 17

In my part we had two gold and two silver qantas FF and we had a total of 6 free bags. We used the self checkin counters at the airport and the kiosk told us this
Ok but was it for domestic flight ticket without any bag charged?


Yep domestic leg only. We booked direct with AA.

No charges

thx, booking then

sdtravel

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 18 Jun 2015

Total posts 81

I justed asked AA via their online form and got this response. Everything is great up untill the last sentance when i get confused again.


"Thank you for contacting Customer Relations. I'm happy to outline our checked baggage allowance.

Customers traveling in coach may check two bags, weighing up to 50 lbs each. Business class travelers flying on a two-cabin aircraft are permitted to check up to two bags. First and Business Class customers are permitted to check up to three bags , weighing up to 70 lbs each, when traveling on a three-cabin aircraft. For all classes, the standard bag size allowance is 62 linear inches (length + height + width). Executive Platinum and oneworld Emerald members are permitted one bag in addition to the allowances above. Additional baggage, or baggage that is heavier or larger than our allowance are subject to additional charges. For more information about our baggage allowance and charges, visit us online.

For domestic coach tickets we charge $25 for the first checked bag and $35 for the second checked bag. The charges apply for travel within the United States and U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands."



I have followed up since and they have confirmed on domestic what they mean is that you can check 2 bags but none are free without status.

Last editedby sdtravel at Mar 29, 2018, 07:49 AM.

rogerau

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 03 Apr 2018

Total posts 14

I was refused the additional luggage allowance for a Gold FF on an internal AA flight that was connecting with a QF international flight last year. Made me move a few kilo's from my bag to the kids bags, were very unhelpful, couldn't care what my OneWorld status was.

PB57

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 08 Nov 2014

Total posts 22

As Qantas Gold we booked an AA website last August for. Washington DC to Las Vegas flight. Received 2 free bags plus access to the lounge at Ronny Regan National Airport in Washington pre flight. We were also able to pick forward of cabin seats at no extra cost.

Ian_from_HKG

CX

Member since 05 Jun 2012

Total posts 55

An added point to mention - although I am not sure if this is still the case, certainly when I was last travelling domestic coach on AA I was able to get free snacks and drinks (including wine) by showing my OWE card. You should also be able to choose Main Cabin Select at no extra charge.

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