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Security advice

New Restrictions

Lithium batteries in baggage

Travel document

All necessary travel documents for the countries being visited must be presented at airport check-in, including your valid passport with visa. Normally you have to process the custom/immigration/security check prior to boarding. Please check with local American Airlines representative, or your travel agent, or embassies or consulates to determine the documents required before your departure. Additional information can be found at

Carry-on baggage restrictions

Passengers traveling to the US from any airport in China will be subject to restrictions regarding the carrying of liquids and gels onboard the aircraft.

Carry-on baggage is limited to one small bag. Total dimensions may not exceed 45in/114cm of which each dimension must be no greater than 22in/56cm in length, 18in/45cm in width and 10in/25cm in depth.

No liquids, gels and/or aerosols are permitted Except one clear transparent resealable 1 quart(1 liter) size plastic bag which may contain liquids, gels and /or aerosols in containers of 3 oz.(90ml) capacity or less per container. The contents of the plastic bag must fit comfortably and the plastic bag must be completely closed/sealed and surrendered for screening separate from your carry-on baggage.

You may have the items listed below, but you must declare them to TSA at the screening checkpoint if they are not contained in a clear transparent resealable 1 quart (1 liter) size plastic bag and/or are over 3 oz.(90ml)

  • Baby formula, breast milk, or juice if a baby or small child is traveling.
  • Prescription medicine with a name that matches the passenger ticket.
  • Insulin and essential other non-prescription medicines.
Liquids include:
  • Water and other drinks, soups, syrups
  • Creams, lotions and oils
  • Perfumes
  • Sprays
  • Gels, including hair and shower gels
  • Contents of pressurised containers, including shaving foam, other foams and deodorants
  • Pastes, including toothpaste
  • Liquid-solid mixtures
  • Mascara
  • Any other item of similar consistency

American Airlines thanks you in advance for your cooperation and understanding in complying with these security measures.

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