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American to eliminate oversize bag fees

Sun May 26, 2019 8:31 pm

Apparently, AA is going to eliminate the oversize bag fee for sports and music equipment, as long as it fits in the weight limits.
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WeatherPilot
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Re: American to eliminate oversize bag fees

Sun May 26, 2019 9:12 pm

So AA is trying to corner the high school marching band market.
 
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Re: American to eliminate oversize bag fees

Sun May 26, 2019 9:16 pm

The thread should be renamed to reflect that this only applies to musical instruments and sports equipment.

IIRC, oversize bag fees didn’t apply to these items until a few years ago, and it seems that AA is now reverting to the original policy.
 
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Re: American to eliminate oversize bag fees

Sun May 26, 2019 9:20 pm

WeatherPilot wrote:
So AA is trying to corner the high school marching band market.


It's a pretty small subset of items, both in the musical instrument realm and in the sporting good realm. For musical istruments, tubas, sousaphones and maybe some marching euphoniums are the only items durable enough to be checked, under 50 pounds, and "oversized" that I can think of. For sporting goods, is it anything besides skis and golf bags? Maybe some larger hunting rifles?
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Re: American to eliminate oversize bag fees

Sun May 26, 2019 10:38 pm

I wouldn’t guess it’s for marching bands in highschool. I don’t think that the schools fly to places for band, for their trips they just use charter buses.
 
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Re: American to eliminate oversize bag fees

Sun May 26, 2019 10:40 pm

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Re: American to eliminate oversize bag fees

Mon May 27, 2019 6:15 pm

BenflysDTW wrote:
I wouldn’t guess it’s for marching bands in highschool. I don’t think that the schools fly to places for band, for their trips they just use charter buses.

When I was in high school the school band would fly to perform at Disney Land once every 4 years, so their is definitely some demand for marching band transportation.
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