American Eagle

Contact details


Reservations: 1-800-433-7300 24 hours, seven days/week


American Eagle Check-in

For domestic travel, giving yourself at least 60 minutes to check in is suggested if you’re traveling without checking any bags and 90 minutes if you are.

You should give yourself at least two hours for domestic flights departing to or from Hawaii or US Virgin Islands and three hours for international flights departing to or from Aruba, Mexico, Nassau and Port-au-Prince.

American Eagle baggage allowance

Carry-on: One carry-on item is permitted not measuring more than 45in and not weighing more than 40lbs.

Checked: Two items are permitted, each not measuring more than 62in or weighing more than 50lbs. For flights within the 50 states and between the United States and Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, a baggage fee of $25 will apply. Second bag charges are charged $35.

Excess: Bags weighing more than 50lbs but less than 70lbs are $60 each. Bags weighing more than 70 lbs but less than 100lbs are $100 each. Bags measuring between 63in – 126in (160cm – 320cm) are $150 each. If your baggage is oversized and excess, you’ll have to pay the excess bag fee as well as the oversized bag fee. The same goes for overweight and excess bags. If your baggage is overweight and oversize, you’ll have to pay the overweight charge plus $150 per bag.

American Eagle legroom

Economy: 29 –31 inches.

Pre-arranged seating

Seats are automatically assigned when booking, but you can change your seat assignment through American Eagle’s website.

Passenger change details

Once a reservation has been booked online, changes can be made provided you log into the American Airlineswebsite with your AAdvantage number and password. You can change the reservation name, cancel the entire reservation and select or change seats.

Child fares

Infants under two years of age who travel within the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands can travel seated on an adult’s lap for free. Infants under the age of two are eligible for a 50 percent discount off the applicable adult fare for a separate seat, but this must be booked at the same time as the accompanying adult(s). No children under five are permitted to travel alone.

Senior fares

American Airlines, American Eagle and AmericanConnection may offer Senior Fares in some domestic markets for seniors 65 years or older. Call the reservation line (number above) for more information.


Cats and dogs can be carried in the cabin on domestic flights and flights to Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. A fee of $80 per kennel applies. Pets can travel as checked luggage to the same destinations as well as to South America. A fee of $100 applies. Reservations must be made by telephone (number above).

Carrying musical instruments

Small musical instruments can be carried on board providing they meet existing carry-on size requirements and fit in the overhead bin or under the seat in front of you. The instrument is considered the passenger’s one allowed carry-on bag. If an instrument is too large to fit in the carry-on baggage space, an additional seat may be purchased. In this case, an instrument must travel in a window seat, with the customer in the seat next to it. Due to their size Bass Fiddles are not accepted in the economy class cabins and are only accepted on certain aircraft types.

In-flight service

Complimentary, non-alcoholic drinks are available on every flight. Beer, wine, snack boxes and cashew nuts are available to buy. Prices range from $2-$5.

Air miles

The AAdvantage program is American Eagle’s and American Airline’s travel awards program. Miles accumulated in the program allow members to redeem tickets, upgrade service class, or obtain free or discounted car rentals, hotel stays, merchandise, or other products and services through partners. The most active members, based on the amount and price of travel booked, are designated AAdvantage Gold, AAdvantage Platinum, and AAdvantage Executive Platinum elite members, with privileges such as separate check-in, priority upgrade and standby processing, or free upgrades.

In-flight magazine

Latitudes is American Eagle’s award-winning in-flight magazine and it is printed in both English and Spanish You can read it online. American Way, the magazine of American Airlines, can also be found on board American Eagle flights.

Airline alliances

American Eagle, being a subsidiary of American Airlines, is a member of the oneworld alliance.

Airline overview

The regional partner of American Airlines, American Eagle flies to 159 destinations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Bahamas and the Caribbean. Founded in 1984, the airline calls itself the world’s largest regional system. It operates from eight hub airports across the country. American Eagle shares a frequent flyer program and alliances with its parent, American Airlines, and flights are scheduled to coordinate for connections between the two carriers.

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