American Airlines Baggage fees for QF Gold

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overflying

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 04 Jun 2013

Total posts 5

Have a few flights in US on AA and wondering if I get complementary baggage being a OW Sapphire (QFGold) - seems to have been some changes since Sept 18


Wests Tigers

Qantas

Member since 23 Apr 2013

Total posts 14

I flew on cheap AA Y fares a few weeks ago as AA flights and wasn’t asked for money for bags, and was “upgraded” to Main Cabin Plus. It’s just the equivalent of row 4 on a QF 737. Bit of a joke calling it “plus”. Bit got free baggage as a QF Gold

patrickk

Qantas

Member since 19 Apr 2012

Total posts 499

They tried to charge me once (for multiple bags) but on showing my platinum card (which was on the booking anyway) they backed down.

mspcooper

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 09 May 2013

Total posts 342

I do not know if i agree with pab2025. I have bought the cheapest fares more than a dozen times with AA. If you have your QF Gold or Platinum details entered at booking process, it automatically shows the OW status on the boarding pass, i think with QF gold, you get one or two bags free and for QF platinum you get one additional bag free. However, i have not travelled with AA in almost 6 months, so things may have changed since.

jared7825

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Feb 2018

Total posts 28

Its pretty clear on their website what the rules are in relation to free baggage entitlements

https://www.aa.com/i18n/travel-info/baggage/checked-baggage-policy.jsp


pab2025 might want to have a read also, has nothing to do with cheap/basic or standrd economy fares


1st checked bag is complimentary for:

  • Eligible AAdvantage® Aviator® and Citi® / AAdvantage® cardmembers (on domestic American Airlines operated itineraries)
  • AAdvantage® Gold
  • oneworld® Ruby
  • Confirmed Business customers*
  • Confirmed Premium Economy customers


1st and 2nd checked bags are complimentary for:

  • AAdvantage® Platinum Pro
  • AAdvantage® Platinum
  • oneworld® Sapphire members
  • Confirmed Business customers*
  • Confirmed Premium Economy customers**

**$100 2nd bag fee applies to trips booked on or before November 12, 2017. $0 2nd bag fee applies to trips booked on or after November 13, 2017 (excluding Hawaii).


1st, 2nd and 3rd checked bags are complimentary for:

  • Confirmed First customers on 3-cabin aircraft
  • AAdvantage® Executive Platinum
  • oneworld® Emerald
  • Active U.S. military and/or dependents with ID traveling on orders (1st - 5th bags free of charge)
  • Active U.S. military with ID on personal travel

Last editedby jared7825 at Nov 23, 2018, 03:38 PM.

donatello

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 22 Jul 2014

Total posts 24

I would also point out that OW Emerald (QF Platinum) gets 70 lbs (32 kgs) per pieces instead of the 50 lbs (23 kgs) Ruby (QF Silver) and Sapphire (QF Gold) get. Not every AA check-in staff member knows that, from experience.


"First and Business, Executive Platinum and oneworld® Emerald members can check bag up to 70 lbs / 32 kgs at no extra cost."

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