Aeromexico Baggage Fees Guide: (Weight Limits & Rules) [2020]

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It is always a smart idea to get familiar with the baggage fees for an airline before you ever book your ticket. That is because some airlines, such as Frontier and Spirit have hidden fees that can catch you off guard and require you to pay a lot of money just to transport simple carry-on items. Other times, the baggage fees are much clearer and there’s not any surprise.

In this case, Aeromexico baggage fees fall somewhere in between. They are pretty standard for the most part but they do have a few quirks that are different from most major US airlines which could make some US passengers get a little bit caught off guard.

In this article, I will break down all of the baggage fees and special weight requirements for different types of luggage and show you what fees you can expect to pay.


What are the Aeromexico baggage fees?

Aeromexico baggage fees are pretty standard and when it comes to flights between Mexico and the US it typically allows for one free carry on, one free personal item, and your first checked bag starts at $30. 

But they do have an interesting policy for personal items and carry-on items. Many airlines have one standard size requirement for carry-on items and personal items, but Aeromexico allows you to bring on bigger/heavier carry-on items depending on your fare class.

The baggage fees also will be different depending on the regions that you’re flying to and from. Below, I will break down all of the different weight and size requirements for the different classes.

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Aeromexico carry-on & personal item rules

Most airlines have one size requirement for carry-ons. However, Aeromexico allows you to bring on different size carry-on and personal items depending on the type of ticket that you’ve booked. As I mentioned before, the baggage fees will change depending on the regions that you are flying to and from.

In this example, I am going to use flights between Mexico and the US as an example.

Main Cabin

You are allowed one personal item and one carry-on. The total weight allowance is 22 lb/10 kg max for both pieces and each piece can measure up to 21.5 x 15.7 x 10. The size requirement is roughly equivalent to what other airlines allow such as Alaska Airlines.

NOTE: Many airlines do not publish a weight requirement for personal items and carry-ons, so don’t get caught off guard if you are asked to weigh your items. If you regularly pack out a backpack with lots of items, then 22 pounds might not be enough for you so pack smart. 

Remember, the weight allowance is for BOTH pieces of luggage. 

Clase Premier 

For business class, you are allowed heavier personal and carry-on items. Your carry-on can weigh up to 39 lbs/18 kg max and the size dimensions can measure up to 21.5 x 15.7 x 10 inches (55 x 40 x 25 cm).  This is a significant upgrade in weight since the weight requirement only applies to your carry-on item. 39 pounds is a lot of weight for a carry-on.

As for your personal item, They can weigh up to 6.6 lbs/3 kg max. Examples for personal items include: hand bag, briefcase, laptop case, backpack, camera, electronic device, etc. 

It’s not clear to me how strict Aeromexico is about these weight and size requirements for carry-on and personal items. 

Baggage Allowance
Weight Allowance
Dimensions
Main Cabin – Carry On and Personal Objects
 
2*
 
22 lb/10 kg max for both pieces
 
Each piece can measure up to 21.5 x 15.7 x 10 inches (55 x 40 x 25 cm).
 
Main Cabin – Checked Baggage
 
Zero (First piece available for 30 USD)
 
50 lbs/23 kg max
 
Maximum linear dimensions of 62″(158 cm)
 
Clase Premier – Carry On
 
1
 
39 lbs/18 kg max
 
Each piece can measure up to 21.5 x 15.7 x 10 inches (55 x 40 x 25 cm).
 
Clase Premier personal objects
 
1*
 
6.6 lbs/3 kg max
 
Personal item (hand bag, briefcase, laptop case, backpack, camera, electronic device, etc.)
 
Clase Premier – Checked Baggage
 
2
 
70 lbs/32 kg max
 
Maximum linear dimensions of 62″(158 cm)
 
Passengers Traveling with Infants
 
1+ stroller
 
44 lb/20 kg max
 
Maximum linear dimensions of 45″(115 cm)

If you are curious about how this chart looks for other international routes, then I suggest that you click this link here. Then simply choose your route destination and origin and then a new chart will populate with all of the baggage requirements for that particular route.


Club Premier, Delta/SkyTeam, & Cardholders

If you hold elite status or you are an Aeromexico card holder then you can have additional savings for your baggage fees. Note that you can get free checked bags if you have elite status with SkyTeam partners, such as Delta since Delta Gold will get you SkyTeam Elite Plus status.

Once again, the type of savings that you have will depend on the regions that you are flying between. For flights between Mexico and the US and Canada here are the savings you can get:

  • Club Premier Gold/Platinum/Titanium, Elite and SkyTeam Elite Plus members: Fee waived for first bag of up to 50 lbs/23 kg in Main Cabin and 32 kg/70 lbs in Clase Premier.
  • Platinum American Express Aeromexico cardholders: Fee waived for first bag of up to 50 lbs/23 kg in Main Cabin and 32 kg/70 lbs in Clase Premier for all flights operated by Aeromexico and Aeromexico Connect, when ticket is purchased with card, and card is presented at check-in.
  • Santander Aeromexico Infinite card: Fee waived for the first bag in Main Cabin of 23 kg or 32 kg for Premier.

Aeromexico checked baggage fees

Main Cabin

You are not given one free checked bag. Instead, you will have to purchase a checked bag starting at $30 dollars per bag. If you need to purchase more than one checked bag, the prices will increase as you bring more bags. Here are the prices for the extra luggage bags:

  • 2nd piece = $55 
  • 3 pieces = $180 each 
  • 4 – 10 pieces = $200 each

The weight allowance for these bags is 50 lbs/23 kg max with maximum linear dimensions of 62″(158 cm). If your luggage is going to exceed that weight, then the prices for oversized baggage below will apply.

Clase Premier 

You will be allowed to bring two free checked bags. The weight allowance for these bags will be 70 lbs/32 kg max with maximum linear dimensions of 62″(158 cm). This type of baggage allowance is pretty standard for business class.



Aeromexico oversized baggage fees

If you need to check oversized luggage, the amount in fees that you pay will depend on how heavy your luggage is and also how long it is. 

Here are the fees for overweight luggage:

  • 100 USD (23.1 – 31.9 kg) 
  • 200 USD (32 – 45 kg)

If you are checking a bag that exceeds the allowed size dimensions then you will pay $150 dollars per bag. 
 
 Keep in mind that these are the fees for flights between the US and Mexico. 

If you want to see an entire breakdown of all of the prices for the different destinations, then here is a chart with data supplied directly from Aeromexico.

Origin/Destination
By Weight
Per Volume
Per piece at the airport
Flights within Mexico
 
99 MXN per kg
 
800 MXN
 
Administrative charge = $350 MXN
2nd piece = 1,000 MXN 
3 – 4 pieces = 2,200 MXN ea. 
5 – 7 pieces = 3,300 MXN ea
 
U.S.
 
100 USD (23.1 – 31.9 kg) 
200 USD (32 – 45 kg)
 
150 USD
 
First piece = 30 USD 
2nd piece = 55 USD 
3 pieces = 180 USD ea. 
4 – 10 pieces = 200 USD ea.
 
Canada
 
100 USD (23.1 – 31.9 kg) 
200 USD (32 – 45 kg)
 
150 USD
 
First piece = 30 USD 
2nd piece = 65 USD 
3 pieces = 215 USD ea. 
4 – 10 pieces = 240 USD ea.
 
Central America
 
100 USD (23.1 – 31.9 kg) 
200 USD (32 – 45 kg)
 
160 USD
 
2nd piece = 55 USD ea. 
3 – 4 pieces = 180 USD ea. 
5 – 7 pieces = 220 USD ea.
 
South America Cuba (Except Brazil)
 
100 USD (23.1 – 31.9 kg) 
200 USD (32 – 45 kg)
 
160 USD
 
2nd piece = 55 USD ea. 
3 – 4 pieces = 180 USD ea. 
5 – 7 pieces = 220 USD ea.
 
Brazil
 
100 USD (23.1 – 31.9 kg) 
200 USD (32 – 45 kg)
 
160 USD
 
3 – 7 pieces = 180 USD ea.
 
Europe
 
100 USD (23.1 – 31.9 kg) 
200 USD (32 – 45 kg)
 
250 USD
 
First piece = 50 USD 
2nd piece = 90 USD 
3 – 4 pieces = 200 USD ea. 
5 – 7 pieces = 220 USD ea.
 
Asia
 
100 USD (23.1 – 31.9 kg) 
200 USD (32 – 45 kg)
 
250 USD
 
3 – 4 pieces = 180 USD ea. 
5 – 7 pieces = 220 USD ea.
 
Flights with Multiple International Routes From – To Central America / Caribbean / South America to USA / Canada
 
100 USD (23.1 – 31.9 kg) 
200 USD (32 – 45 kg)
 
160 USD
 
2nd piece = 80 USD 
3 – 4 pieces = 180 USD ea. 
5 – 7 pieces = 220 USD ea.
 
Flights with Multiple International Routes From – To Central America / Caribbean / South America / USA / Canada to Europa
 
100 USD (23.1 – 31.9 kg) 
200 USD (32 – 45 kg)
 
250 USD
 
First piece = 50 USD 
2nd piece = 90 USD 
3 – 4 pieces = 200 USD ea. 
5 – 7 pieces = 220 USD ea.
 
Flights with Multiple International Routes From – To Asia
 
100 USD (23.1 – 31.9 kg) 
200 USD (32 – 45 kg)
 
250 USD
 
3 – 4 pieces = 180 USD ea. 
5 – 7 pieces = 220 USD ea.

Aeromexico phone number

If you have questions about these fees, feel free to call their phone number at: 1-800-237-6639.

Also, keep in mind that you can prepay for your luggage before you ever arrive to the airport. Click here to log in an do that


Special baggage items

Like most other airlines, Aeromexico has some special rules for certain special baggage items.

Human ashes

Human ashes can be transported in Checked Baggage or Carry-On Baggage.

The Passenger must submit the following at check-in and at the inspection filters (these being “X” Rays and in some cases with explosives detection equipment):

a) Death Certificate in original or copy. Human Ashes

b) Cremation Document in original or copy. Human and Animal Ashes

c) The ashes container shall be of metal or resistant material and hermetically sealed** to prevent any leakage or any type of contamination. It will not be necessary to open the urn at the security control. Human and Animal Ashes

d) NO health seal required. Human and Animal Ashes

Electronic cigarettes

The use of electronic cigarettes, cigars or pipes is prohibited on board aircraft at all times. It is recommended to travel with them in a designated briefcase in your carry-on to avoid damage and/or accidental activation. Recharging devices and/or batteries on board the aircraft are NOT allowed.

Musical instrument 

Each passenger is allowed one musical instrument on board as a “carry-on” item, so long as they do not exceed the maximum linear surface area (length + width + height) 45 inches. Subject to space restrictions.

You can substitute, at no additional fee, 1 musical instrument instead of 1 carry-on or checked bag, so long as they do not exceed dimensions established.

Sports equipment fees 

Aeromexico has a specific chart governing fee costs for all different types of sporting equipment. Basically, if you need to transport your boarding equipment in the country of Mexico, it will cost you $75. However if you need to transport it on an international route you are looking at $150.

Article
Within Mexico
International
Bike
 
$ 75 USD
 
$ 150 USD
 
Windsurf Equipment
 
$ 75 USD
 
$ 150 USD
 
Surf Equipment
 
$ 75 USD
 
$ 150 USD
 
Scuba Diving Equipment*
 
$ 75 USD
 
$ 150 USD
 
Hunting Equipment
 
$ 75 USD
 
$ 150 USD
 
Fish equipment*
 
$ 75 USD
 
$ 150 USD
 
Golf Bag *
 
$ 75 USD
 
$ 150 USD
 
Sky Equipment*
 
$ 75 USD
 
$ 150 USD
 
Polo Equipment
 
$ 75 USD
 
$ 150 USD
 
Hockey Equipment*
 
$ 75 USD
 
$ 150 USD
 
Water sky Equipment
 
$ 75 USD
 
$ 150 USD
 
Hang gliding Equipment
 
$ 75 USD
 
$ 150 USD
 
Boogie Board Equipment*
 
$ 75 USD
 
$ 150 USD
 
Bowling Equipment
 
$ 75 USD
 
$ 150 USD
 
Musical Instrument *
 
$ 75 USD
 
$ 150 USD
 
KneeBoard
 
$ 75 USD
 
$ 150 USD
 
Parachute
 
$ 75 USD
 
$ 150 USD
 
Snowboard*
 
$ 75 USD
 
$ 150 USD
 
Wakeboard*
 
$ 75 USD
 
$ 150 USD
 
Fencing Sword
 
$ 75 USD
 
$ 150 USD
 
Riding Horse Equipment
 
$ 75 USD
 
$ 150 USD

Here are some additional important terms that Aeromexico notes:

  • *You may substitute a piece of this sporting equipment for checked baggage at no cost if it does not exceed the maximum linear dimensions (not applicable in USA, Canada, or Mexico).
  • Seasonal rate increases apply.
  • Maximum weight allowed per piece on AM and AMC routes is 100 lb/45 kg.
  • Maximum length allowed per piece on narrow-body cabin is 204 centimeters / 80 inches and wide-body cabin is 294 centimeters / 115 inches (Maximum length including case)
  • One tennis racquet may be transported free of charge on AM/AMC flights.
  • Transportation of these items on all AM/AMC flights will be accepted, without exception
  • Fees will be made for each article
  • Coolers will be considered as one additional piece of sports equipment. Coolers shall be made of rigid plastic material (no Styrofoam accepted).

Items not permitted

There are several items that are not permitted to be brought as a carry-on item or as a checked baggage item. Here is a list of some of those items:

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Tablets
  • Enamel paints
  • Acids and corrosive substances including mercury and chlorine solvents
  • Wet batteries and fire extinguishers
  • Flammable materials
  • Lithium and Lithium-Ion batteries larger than 160 kwh
  • Wet cell batteries for motorized wheelchairs
  • On flights departing from China, lighters and matches are prohibited in both checked and carry-on baggage.

Firearms

  • They allow the transport of firearms in their cases on flight routes within Mexico only.
  • Maximum of five (5) per passenger.
  • Service charge of 58 USD or 47 USD when pre-paid.
  • Maximum 2.5 lb (5 kg) per customer per aircraft.

Lithium-ion batteries

Aeromexico has a special chart that allows you to check to see which type of lithium-ion batteries you can bring.

Battery Type
Carry on
Checked
Allowance
Small rechargeable and non-rechargeable
 
Allowed inside equipment and as spares
 
Allowed inside equipment and as spares
 
Must be transported inside equipment only. 2 Laptop batteries and 12 x AA or 9-volt batteries. Must be in their original packaging or insulated terminals or individually packaged in plastic bags
 
Medium-sized rechargeable (100 kWh-160 kWh)
 
Allowed in equipment and as spares
 
Allowed in equipment and as spares
 
2 in total. Must be in their original packaging insulated terminals or individually packaged in plastic bags
 
Wheelchairs with built-in batteries
 
Prohibited
 
Allowed
 
May not exceed 300 kWh or may be divided into 2 which may not exceed 160 kWh. Passenger must make arrangements ahead of time by calling our Call Center.
 
Large rechargeable* (160 kWh and above)
 
Prohibited
 
Prohibited
 
None
 
Non-Rechargeable* (containing over 2 grams of Lithium)
 
Prohibited
 
Prohibited
 
None
 
C-size batteries and above
 
Prohibited
 
Prohibited
 
None

Smart Bags with lithium-ion batteries

Only Smart Bags with removable lithium-ion batteries will be allowed onboard the aircraft as either checked baggage and carry-on baggage.


Aeromexico Pet policy

Aeromexico will allow you to fly with your pets but just like any other major airline there are several restrictions that you need to be aware of.

Aeromexico in-cabin pet fees

Fees vary for international destinations based on point of purchase. You can expect to pay 1,000 Mexico pesos if flying within Mexico. However, if you are flying to an international destinations such as the US, Canada, etc., then you should expect to pay $125.

Additional in-cabin rules

Here are some additional rules that you need to know:

  • Pets must travel on the same flight as their owners.
  • Only permitted on flights up to 6 hours in length and at a maximum weight of 9 kg (emotional support and service animals excepted).
  • Pets must remain in their cages for the entirety of the flight.
  • Dogs younger than sixteen weeks are not permitted for transportation by Aeromexico; however, dogs must be at least four months old for travel to the U.S.
  • Rabies vaccination is required (issued within 30 days of travel)

Their are also limits on the number of pets that can fly based on the specific type of aircraft that you are flying in. Aeromexico has published a chart that shows the limitations for each aircraft:

Aircraft
Carrier Dimensions* (LxWxH)
Maximum Pet Weight
Total Number of Pets Allowed in Clase Premier
Total Number of Pets Allowed in Main Cabin
Total Number of Pets Allowed on Aircraft
E175
 
48 x 30 x 25 cm(19 x 12 x 10 inches)
 
20 lb/9 kg **
 
N/A
 
2
 
2
 
E190
 
48 x 30 x 25 cm(19 x 12 x 10 inches)
 
20 lb/9 kg **
 
2
 
2
 
4
 
B737
 
48 x 30 x 25 cm(19 x 12 x 10 inches)
 
20 lb/9 kg **
 
2
 
4
 
6
 
B777
 
48 x 30 x 25 cm(19 x 12 x 10 inches)
 
20 lb/9 kg **
 
N/A
 
4
 
4
 
B787
 
48 x 30 x 25 cm(19 x 12 x 10 inches)
 
20 lb/9 kg **
 
N/A
 
4
 
4

If you are planning on checking your pet in and flying them that way there are different fees that apply.

Within Mexico
International Flights
$1,000 MXN, tax included
 
$4,149 MXN, tax included
 
45 USD
 
200 USD

Their are a lot of additional restrictions for flying a pet as checked luggage so you definitely need to read the link below to get informed about those. Read more about flying with pets


Final word

Aeromexico has some pretty straightforward baggage fees. However, when it comes to your personal item in your carry-on items you may want to be a little bit careful that you are informed about the different size and weight requirements. 

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