AA eliminates some fees for oversize bags

American Airlines has eliminated fees for oversize common sports and music equipment.

Customers can check these as standard baggage, up to the maximum allowed dimensions and within the weight requirements.

Passengers travelling within the US will pay $30 (R430) – the cost of a standard first bag – instead of the oversize-bag cost of $150 (R2 100).

The airline said that, due to special handling requirements, it would continue to charge $150 to transport antlers, hang gliders and scuba tanks, as well as kiteboard and windsurfing items.

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