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American Airlines’ Bags and Boxes Restrictions on Flights to Latin American / Caribbean Destinations

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American Airlines and American Eagle are implementing their customary policy which limits the size and number of checked bags, as well as prohibiting checked boxes on select routes to in Latin America, Mexico and the Caribbean.

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 50 pounds and 62 linear inches (computed by adding the length, width and height of the bag). One carry-on bag will be allowed with a maximum weight of 40 pounds and a maximum size of 45 linear inches. In addition, one personal item such as a purse or briefcase is also allowed. Sports equipment, such as golf bags, bikes and surfboards, may be checked as part of the total checked-bag allowance, although additional charges may apply.

The limits will be in effect between November 29, 2008, and January 10, 2009. During this period boxes will not be accepted, and baggage will be limited to two checked items and one carry-on. The baggage and box embargo applies to:

Cali, Colombia
Tegucigalpa , Honduras
Medellin, Colombia
Kingston , Jamaica
Maracaibo, Venezuela
Port-au-Prince , Haiti
La Paz, Bolivia
Puerto Plata , Dominican Republic
Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Santiago , Dominican Republic
Quito, Ecuador
Santo Domingo , Dominican Republic
San Salvador, El Salvador
Guadalajara , Mexico
San Pedro Sula, Honduras 
Mexico City , Mexico

All American Eagle flights to and from San Juan, Puerto Rico, in the Caribbean are also included.

In addition, there is a year-round box embargo for passengers traveling from or through New York's Kennedy Airport to all Caribbean and Latin American destinations.

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