The customers will enjoy the new airline company’s policy. Oversize bags and other specific items will be cheaper. Get more information here!
American Airlines Makes a Smart Move
The majority of American Airlines’ recent acts are certainly going to sit well with the customers since the company announced lower fees for oversize bag costs on Tuesday. As the company stated, they want to eliminate fees of oversize bags for music and essential sports equipment. This change will go into effect immediately.
American Airlines wishes to show their support for athletes and musicians because the company supports a healthy lifestyle and quality music. This move will make their customers’ pursuit of health and happiness a lot easier. These people shouldn’t have to renounce their additional cargo in order to save up a couple of dollars. Instead, American Airlines is more than happy to make the flying process more affordable.
Those passengers who choose this airline company, however, aren’t allowed to check items such as standard baggage. The company’s policy remains the same in the case of ‘common’ commodities. The standard maximum dimensions and weight requirements are the same as before.
Standard Prices for Common Commodities
American Airlines standard price for ‘special’ items used to be $150, according to them. Oversize items like hang gliders, scuba tanks, kite/windsurfing items, and antlers will still be $150. This hasn’t changed because they have exceptional handling requirements, they added.
Nevertheless, checked oversize bags will count toward a customer’s normal baggage allowance, according to American Airlines. Simply put, a passenger traveling within the U.S. will pay less for oversize luggage. For instance, instead of paying the usual $150 for a surfboard, they will have to pay only $30 (standard first bag cost) instead. However, this is only the case with luggage that doesn’t surpass 50Ibs. What’s more, passengers carrying skis or snowboards will be able to place their equipment in a single bag, as long is doesn’t surpass the 50lbs./60in. limit.
Just for comparison, on Delta’s website, we can see that they charge $150 for a surfboard, with some exceptions and restrictions. As for JetBlue, surfboards and some other items can be checked as a bag. This will be calculated as a single piece of baggage that will be counted toward the passenger’s checked bag allowance, which matches the customer’s fare.
Surfboards are items which are allowed on some international flights and domestic ones as well. But, in this case, the passenger will have to pay baggage fees associated with their fare plus an additional $100 per board.
After receiving feedback from some team members and passengers, American Airlines’ chairman decided to make the changes that will make all of us happy.