American Airlines to Limit Baggage

PRNewswire FORT WORTH, Texas Nov. 25 :

In anticipation of increased holiday travel to and from certain cities in
Latin America, Mexico and the Caribbean, American Airlines and American
Eagle, remind passengers that they will implement a policy limiting the
size and number of checked bags and prohibiting checked boxes.

“American and American Eagle`s intent is to provide the best customer
service possible and to consider the needs of all passengers,” said Peter
Dolara, senior vice president- Miami, the Caribbean and Latin America.
“There are limits on the amount of baggage that can be carried, both in
the cabin and cargo areas, based on the size of the aircraft. This year
the list of the impacted cities has been narrowed and the embargo period
significantly shortened.”

The limits will be in effect between Dec. 10, 2003, and Jan. 9, 2004.
During this period, American will not accept boxes, and baggage will be
limited to two checked items and one carry-on. The baggage and box embargo
applies to: Cali, Colombia; Caracas and Maracaibo, Venezuela; La Paz and
Santa Cruz, Bolivia; Lima, Peru; and Quito, Ecuador, in South America;
Managua, Nicaragua; Guatemala City, Guatemala; Panama City, Panama; San
Salvador, El Salvador; San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa, Honduras, in
Central America; Kingston, Jamaica; Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and Port of
Spain, Trinidad in the Caribbean. All American Eagle flights to and from
San Juan, Puerto Rico, are also included.

For passengers traveling to Leon and Guadalajara, Mexico, the bag and box
limits are in effect Nov. 15, 2003, through Jan. 9, 2004. Additionally,
boxes will not be accepted to Mexico City during this period.


Effective Nov. 22, 2003, through Jan. 9, 2004, American Eagle passengers
flying from Fort Lauderdale, Orlando or Miami to Nassau, Bahamas, will
also be limited to two checked bags and one carry-on.

There is a year-round box embargo for passengers traveling from or through
New York`s Kennedy Airport to all Caribbean and Latin American
Excess, oversize, and overweight 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, with 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 linear
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.

American Airlines is the world`s largest carrier. American, American Eagle
and the AmericanConnection regional carriers serve more than 250 cities in
over 40 countries with more than 3,900 daily flights. The combined network
fleet numbers more than 1,000 aircraft. American`s award-winning Web site,, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus
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