For tickets purchased starting January 28th, 2020 American is adding a fee for second checked bags for flights to and from South America.
Though American has lost its primary partner in South America, and needs to work harder than ever to appeal to customers flying to and from the region than ever before, they’re making flying less customer friendly and more expensive, they say, to “better aligns our bag fee structure across fare products.”
This applies to travel to and from Argentina, Brazil, Chila, Peru, Paraguay and Uruguay. It does not apply to Colombia, Guyana, or Ecuador.
Meanwhile customers departing on late flights from Peru, be prepared for a significant inconvenience. With overnight runway maintenance work expected to be underway through July 1, 2020, no takeoffs or landings are being permitted between 1:30 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. As a result delayed American flights which are scheduled for departure after 10 p.m. from Lima will not depart until 4:30 a.m.
Passengers on AA 918 to Miami and AA 988 to Dallas be warned, since American intentionally isolates Lima as one of the markets to get its worst customer experience aircraft.