American Airlines Announces Baggage Fee Changes

David Rancken
May 21, 2019 - 2:12 pm
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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - Luggage is a big business for the airlines. But, not all baggage fees are created equal, until now. 

There's a change coming from American Airlines. Starting today, you won't have to pay $150 if you want to check a guitar or a some sports gear.

American will charge only $30 for that sports gear, but only if the item is under 50 pounds. Otherwise, you'll pay extra.

Also, this new rule change isn't a blanket change. Things like antlers, hang gliders, windsurfing equipment, or SCUBA gear will still be charged with that higher fee. 

This rule change is in effect as of today.

No word yet if the other airlines follow suit.