Dumb Security from AA

After the “Underpants bomber” burned his ‘nads on a flight to Detroit just before Christmas, the TSA issued security guidance with regard to carry on luggage. As I’m flying out to the MVP summit in Seattle tomorrow I thought I’d check out AA’s site and find out if the guidance is still in place. It turns out it is, but this made me giggle. This is AA’s take on the guidance, straight from their website…

From Europe To The U.S.

Effective immediately, and until further notice, customers travelling on American Airlines from Europe will be limited to
one carry-on item. The carry-on item must fit in an overhead compartment or under the seat and cannot exceed 45 dimensional inches / 114 cm (length + width + height) and weigh no more than 40 lbs/18 kgs. This limit will apply to customers originating on
American Airlines and customers originating on other carriers connecting to American Airlines for flights to the U.S. from Europe.


The normal carry-on allowance of one bag plus one personal item still applies for:

  • American Airlines AAdvantage Executive Platinum®, AAdvantage Platinum® or AAdvantage Gold® members
  • oneworld Alliance Emerald, Sapphire or Ruby members
  • Customers travelling in First Class
  • Customers travelling in Business Class
  • Customers travelling with PriorityAAccess
  • AAirpass® members

The message from AA to would be terrorists is clear, if you want to blow up one of our planes with your second piece of carry on, then you’ll darn well have to upgrade first. AA the airline that requires a better class of terrorist. 🙂

New Carry-On Baggage Policy To The U.S.

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