|By Daren Daniels (BonaireTalker - Post #24) on Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 2:16 pm:|
I have heard that AA is now allowing 70 lbs. per person on international flights. I am not sure if the change has been posted yet on AA.com.
|By Ron Myers (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #117) on Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 7:59 pm:|
|By Scott Phillips (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #145) on Saturday, April 23, 2005 - 9:21 am:|
Please note that the website mentioned by Ron says two checked bags per person, maximum 70 lbs. PER BAG, not per person.
|By Ron Myers (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #118) on Saturday, April 23, 2005 - 9:35 am:|
From the AA web site:
|By Michael Stanfield (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #5) on Monday, April 25, 2005 - 11:28 pm:|
We just flew to Bonaire last week with 70 pound bags and were told at the AA ticket counter both coming and going that the weight on international flights has been changed to 50 pounds for all tickets purchased after March 31, 2005. It would be a good idea to check shortly before your flight leaves. The weight decrease is an effort to cut fuel costs per the agents.
|By Michael Stanfield (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #6) on Monday, April 25, 2005 - 11:31 pm:|
The 70 pounds for international flights from the US has been allowed for years on AA. They have not updated web site for recent changes based on ticket purchase date.
|By Jake Richter - NetTech (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #5439) on Monday, April 25, 2005 - 11:38 pm:|
Actually, they did update it around March 1st to reflect it would drop to 50 lbs. for tickets after that date, but a couple of weeks ago, they changed the site again to remove that restriction.
|By Jim McCabe (BonaireTalker - Post #15) on Wednesday, April 27, 2005 - 6:36 pm:|
I wonder if by "international" they mean all legs in the trip must be international. Going to Bonaire typically means one or more domestic legs, then a final international leg. It would be pointless if the limit on the first two legs is 50lbs., then the final is 70 lbs.
|By Jeni VanDusen (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #4) on Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 4:10 pm:|
Jim - I just got back from Bonaire. Flew from Sacramento to Dallas to San Jose, then to Bonaire. My gear bag weighed 48 lbs. and my husbands bag weighed 56 lbs. We had no problems. A word of caution though, the overhead bins on American Eagle planes are VERY small. My husbands backpack barely fit. I have a computer carry-on bag with several compartments that didn't fit overhead, though it did fit within the carry-on bag allowances listed on the website. They wanted me to put it underneath the plane (not check the bag, but I think they called it valet service). I didn't want to since it had my laptop in it, so I shoved it under the seat.
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