AeroMexico Baggage Fees & Tips To Cover The Expenses

Full Disclosure: We may receive financial compensation when you click on links and are approved for credit card products from our advertising partners. Opinions and product recommendations on this site are ours alone, and have not been influenced, reviewed or approved by the issuer. See our Advertiser Disclosure for more details. We appreciate your support!

In comparison to other airlines, AeroMexico has a pretty straightforward policy when it comes to baggage fees. It’s helpful to note that if your route does require payment, the first two bags are relatively inexpensive and you’ll definitely save a bit of cash by paying at the time of booking (rather than at the airport).

AeroMexico Carry-On Allowance

1 personal item: FREE
1 standard carry-on bag: FREE

Size Restrictions

  • Personal: 21.5 x 15.7 x 10 inches (55 x 40 x 25 cm)
  • Standard: 21.5 x 15.7 x 10 inches (55 x 40 x 25 cm)
  • Weight: 22 pounds (10 kg) maximum for both pieces combined

Lap Infant Carry-On Policy

  • 2 items are permitted free of charge, including a stroller, bassinet, or diaper bag.

Stroller Check Policy

  • Each customer is allowed one stroller to be checked at gate free of charge.
  • International Destinations: one additional piece of checked luggage besides the stroller or bassinet is permitted, not to exceed 50 pounds (23 kg) in weight or 45 inches (115 cm) in size.

AeroMexico Checked Baggage Allowance

All checked bags must adhere to max linear dimensions of 62 inches (158 cm).

Within Mexico
Basic Fare: no bags included
Main Cabin – 1 bag included (55 pounds / 25 kg)
Clase Premier – 2 bags included (70 pounds / 32 kg)

Between Mexico, US, & Canada
Main Cabin – no bags included (when purchased, 50 pounds / 23 kg)
Clase Premier – 2 bags included (70 pounds / 32 kg)

Between Mexico & Central America
Main Cabin – 1 bag included (50 pounds/ 23 kg)
Clase Premier – 2 bags included (70 pounds / 32 kg)

Between Mexico & South America
Main Cabin – 1 bag included (50 pounds/ 23 kg)
Clase Premier – 2 bags included (70 pounds / 32 kg)

Between Mexico & Europe
Basic Fare: no bags included
Main Cabin – 1 bag included (50 pounds/ 23 kg)
Clase Premier – 2 bags included (70 pounds / 32 kg)

Between Mexico & Asia
Main Cabin – 2 bags included (50 pounds/ 23 kg)
Clase Premier – 3 bags included (70 pounds / 32 kg)

Additional / Excess Baggage Fees

RouteBy Piece (At Airport)OverweightOversized
Within
Mexico
Administrative charge: 450 MXN
2nd piece: 1,000MXN
3rd – 4th: 2,200MXN ea.
5th – 7th: 3,300MXN ea.
700MXN (26.1-32.9 kg)
1,300MXN (33-45 kg)
Infants: 900 MXN (24.1-32 kg)
800MXN
U.S. 1st piece: $30
2nd piece: $55
3rd – 4th: $180 ea.
5th – 6th: $200 ea.
$100 (23.1-31.9 kg)
$200 (32-45 kg)
Infants: 900 MXN (24.1-32 kg)
$150
Canada1st piece: $30
2nd piece: $65
3rd – 4th: $215 ea.
5th – 6th: $240 ea.
$100 (23.1-31.9 kg)
$200 (32-45 kg)
Infants: 900 MXN (24.1-32 kg)
$150
Central
America, Caribbean, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia
1st piece: $30
2nd piece: $55
3rd – 4th: $180 ea.
5th – 7th: $220 ea.
$100 (23.1-31.9 kg)
$200 (32-45 kg)
Infants: 900 MXN (24.1-32 kg)
$160
Brazil, Argentina and Chile1st piece: $50
2nd piece: $90
3rd – 4th: $200 ea.
5th – 7th: $220 ea.
$100 (23.1-31.9 kg)
$200 (32-45 kg)
Infants: 900 MXN (24.1-32 kg)
$160
Europe1st piece: $60
2nd piece: $100
3rd – 4th: $210 ea.
5th – 7th: $230 ea.
$100 (23.1-31.9 kg)
$200 (32-45 kg)
Infants: 900 MXN (24.1-32 kg)
$250
Asia3rd – 4th pieces: $180
5th – 7th pieces: $220 ea.
$100 (23.1-31.9 kg)
$200 (32-45 kg)
Infants: 900 MXN (24.1-32 kg)
$250
International route combination between CAM/CAR/SUD (Except Brazil, Argentina & Santiago) to USA and Canada
1st piece: $30
2nd piece: $55
3rd – 4th: $180 ea.
5th – 7th: $220 ea.
$100 (23.1-31.9 kg)
$200 (32-45 kg)
Infants: 900 MXN (24.1-32 kg)
$160
Flights with Multiple International Routes From – To Central America / Caribbean / South America / USA / Canada to Europa
1st piece: $60
2nd piece: $100
3rd – 4th: $210 ea.
5th – 7th: $230 ea.
$100 (23.1-31.9 kg)
$200 (32-45 kg)
Infants: 900 MXN (24.1-32 kg)
$250
Flights with Multiple International Routes From – To Asia
3rd – 4th pieces: $180
5th – 7th pieces: $220 ea.
$100 (23.1-31.9 kg)
$200 (32-45 kg)
Infants: 900 MXN (24.1-32 kg)
$250

For baggage fees related to special luggage (sporting equipment, musical instruments, etc.) please refer to Aeromexico’s policy here.

Can I Pre-pay for Baggage?

Aeromexico allows passengers to pre-pay their luggage.

Here are the ways you can pre-pay:

Credit Cards That Reimburse You For Checked Bag Fees

Several cards provide annual credits that cover purchases including checked bag fees. The cards below can help you offset those fees when flying AeroMexico.

Capital One® VentureOne® Rewards Credit Card - This no annual fee card comes with a 20,000 bonus mile offer after spending $1,000 in the first 3 months. When you use your card for travel purchases (e.g. baggage fees), use your miles to pay off all, or part of, your statement balance! We've highlighted 30+ benefits of the card.
Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card - The "big brother" card to the VentureOne with a 100,000 bonus miles offer when you spend $20,000 on purchases in the first 12 months from account opening, or still earn 50,000 miles if you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months. This card is full of benefits and perks and you can redeem your miles on travel or transfer your miles to over 10+ travel loyalty programs.

Exclusions & Waivers

The following passengers may bring an additional checked bag of the same weight and size as the fare type when flying within Mexico and flights to/from Mexico:

  • Club Premier Titanium, Platinum, and Gold members
  • SkyTeam Elite and Elite Plus frequent flyers
  • Platinum Card American Express Aeromexico members
  • Santander Aeroméxico Infinite card members

Extra bag not applicable for fare class “V”.


To see more airline baggage fees and policies, click here.


Frequently asked questions

How much baggage is allowed on AeroMexico?

AeroMexico allows passengers to bring 1 personal item and 1 piece of carry-on into the cabin. The combined weight of these items must not exceed 22 pounds (10 kg). The standard carry-on piece must not exceed 21.5 x 15.7 x 10 inches. For checked baggage allowance, this depends on your specific route and cabin class and ranges from 0 – 3 pieces. Details can be found in the table above.

How much can your baggage weigh on AeroMexico?

Your cabin personal item and standard carry-on can weigh up to 22 pounds (10 kg) combined. Checked baggage can weigh up to 23/25 kg for the Main Cabin and up to 32 kg for Club Premier.

Does AeroMexico weigh carry-on bags?

There is always a chance that your carry-on baggage will be weighed so it is best not to chance this. If you are unsure of the weight then it could be best to weigh it at check-in where you could transfer items into your checked luggage if necessary.

How many carry-on bags AeroMexico?

When you fly with AeroMexico, you are able to bring onboard 1 standard piece of carry-on and 1 personal item. The standard carry-on and personal item must not exceed these dimensions: 21.5 x 15.7 x 10 inches individually. Both items combined must not weigh more than 22 pounds (10 kg).

Does AeroMexico charge for checked baggage?

Checked baggage is included on most routes with AeroMexico, excluding routes between Mexico and the US or Canada where no checked baggage is included for the Main Cabin. No checked luggage is included when purchasing a Basic Fare ticket. Checked baggage can be purchased up to 24 hours before departure or at the airport.

Erin Miller

About Erin Miller

Erin currently maintains her status as Alex's adventure-seeking partner-in-crime and contributes to Upgraded Points through in-depth content creation & relationship management.
She caught the travel bug just after high school when her grandmother took her on a two-week, whirlwind trip around Europe. That was that - she's been gallivanting around the globe ever since (26 countries & counting)!

Disclaimer: Any comments listed below are not from the bank advertiser, nor have they been reviewed or approved by them. No responsibility will be taken by the bank advertiser for these comments.

64 comments

  1. Do you know if this changed from 2018? I was told my Delta Platnum AmEx did not count and was made to pay a baggage fee for my checked bag. Please share the link where you found this confirmation please so I may show it if asked again on my trip Saturday. Thanks so much in advance.

    Reply

  2. Faustino Ramirez March 18, 2019

    Can I pay for my checked baggage before my travel date?

    Reply

  3. Matthew L Howe April 16, 2019

    The 158 cm (62 inch) dimension, is that including the handles?

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther April 17, 2019

      Hi Matthew, airlines typically include any handles or wheels in their maximum dimensions. Although it doesn’t look like Aeromexico states this specifically on their website, you must be prepared to pay a fee if your baggage exceeds this.

      Reply

      • How big is the fee for trying to bring on a carry on that’s technically too big but fits overhead just fine (backpackers backpack)?

        Reply

  4. Roberto C. June 16, 2019

    Aeromexico is denying the 1 free baggage for Sky Team Elite members from Mexico City to L.A.. They tried to claim that it is only for Sky Team Elite Plus. Only after fighting for 20 minutes was I able to get an “exception”.

    Reply

  5. What is it the difference between basic economy and economy flight? I need to know about the baggage
    Thanks

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther June 19, 2019

      Hi Pao,

      Basic economy is a cheaper fare that offers passengers a standard economy seat but with carry-on luggage only (no checked luggage). Passengers also can’t choose a seat, this is randomly allocated by AeroMexico so there is no guarantee companions will be sitting together. Standard economy comes with 1 or 2 checked bags (not including routes to the United States where checked baggage must be purchased) and passengers can select seats.

      Reply

    • Sergio esparza October 25, 2019

      I’m taking a carry-on bag on my trip, do I need to pay for it? Traveling from the USA to Guadalajara.

      Reply

  6. Arturo Garcia July 17, 2019

    Hello,

    I purchased a basic economy ticket and I would like to know how much it would cost me if I want to check luggage.

    Reply

  7. Next week, I am flying from London Heathrow to Mexico City and then on to a connection from Mexico to Guatemala. The only hand luggage I will have is a guitar in a soft case – will I be charged extra to carry this item on to the plane?

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther October 15, 2019

      Hi,

      Aeromexico says “Each passenger is allowed one (1) 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.”

      Reply

  8. I’m traveling from ORD to GDL and have purchased luggage for both flights but I’m not gonna be using the GDL-ORD one. Can I cancel and get the $30USD I paid for it?

    Reply

  9. Hi, My flight is Brazil > Mexico > London (return)

    I see from the information on checked baggage that the allowance from Brazil > Mexico is 2 x 23kg bags but from Mexico > Europe the allowance is only 1 x 23kg.

    Can you please tell me what my allowance would be for the whole journey?

    Thanks in advance, Matt

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther November 5, 2019

      Hi Matt,

      AeroMexico says:
      “If your connection lasts more than 24 hours, the baggage allowance from your origin to your destination does not apply. Two allowances apply, the one from the origin to Mexico and the one from Mexico to the destination. The only exception is trips to/from Brazil, where the allowance from origin to destination applies even if the connection lasts more than 24 hours.”

      As you’re flying from Brazil, your baggage allowance from Brazil would apply to the entire journey (providing you booked the flights on 1 ticket).

      Reply

  10. Hi. I am purchasing the Basic Economy ticket from Rhode Island to Puerto Vallarta. Can I take a carry on (21×15.7×10) for the overhead bin and a large purse (22x14x9) for under the seat? Thank you.

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther November 10, 2019

      Hi Adriana,

      The size you mentioned for your standard carry-on adheres to the Aeromexico’s maximum size dimension. You handbag exceeds the length by half a cm which I’m sure would be fine, but as we’re not Aeromexico we can’t confirm this for you 100%. The airline may have bag sizers at the airport that will have a set length your bag needs to fit into; however, if your handbag is soft sided not rigid, then it is likely you would be able to squeeze this in.

      Reply

  11. Tammey Gaunt November 9, 2019

    In December, My husband and I are flying first class (Premier) from SEA to PTY on Aero Mexico flights booked with Delta Skymiles. My husband has Delta Diamond status and typically we can check each (3) bags for up to 70lbs. Does AM match baggage status for Skyteam partners?

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther November 10, 2019

      Hi Tammey,

      AeroMexico allows an extra piece for Skyteam Elite and Elite Plus members but there is no mention on their website whether they status match for Skyteam partners. You’ll need to give the airline a call to confirm.

      Reply

  12. I am traveling from Canada to Colombia and my luggage consists of carton boxes weigting 50 pounds each. What should be the size of each box?
    Thanks, Rocio

    Reply

  13. I am flying from JFK to Mexico City, then onward to Los Cabos on a basic economy ticket. Am I eligible to purchase seats on my Aeromexico flight with this fare?

    Reply

    • Hi Kescake,

      Just to clarify, are you hoping to purchase a seat selection for the flight you have already booked? Or are you hoping to book additional tickets?

      Reply

  14. Does anyone know what the baggage rules are for connecting flights in Mexico? We are flying from Toronto to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, with a connection in Mexico City. Do the checked bags go all the way to Dominican Republic or do we have to pick them up and do customs in Mexico City?

    Reply

    • Hi Alex,

      It is likely that you will have to re-check your bag through security when you arrive in Mexico City. Often times this will be an expedited lane for those who are traveling onwards.

      Reply

  15. linda g hernandez December 22, 2019

    Can I take baggage on my flight to Cabo, I have a flight coach flight shows some flights o bags, I know we pay but am I allowed to take a large 62′ bag?

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther December 23, 2019

      Hi Linda,

      If you have booked a basic fare, then no baggage would be included and would need to be purchased either online be logging in to your booking or at the airport. The maximum size for a single piece is 62″ (158cm).

      Reply

  16. In case I need to check a bag that is larger than the 158cm, paying the proper oversized luggage fee, is there a size restriction? What is the largest bag I can check with Aeromexico?

    Reply

    • Hi Victor,

      Aeromexico does not appear to list this information on their website, so I recommend you contact their customer service team directly.

      Thanks for reading!

      Reply

  17. Laura Meulenbergs January 25, 2020

    I paid (Dec 1, 2019) for extra prepaid baggage (Main cabin) for both trips Amsterdam-Mexico-Merida (March 14, 2020) and Merida–Maxico-Amsterdam (May 15,2020), but this doesn’t appear on the booking.

    Since flight from Mexico tot Merida on March 15, 2020 has been rescheduled. Will baggage follow?
    All flights have been confirmed.
    Thanks!

    Reply

  18. Nelson Lopez January 30, 2020

    If I am going to Central America and have a 20-hour layover in Mexico City, do I get my checked luggage in Mexico or at my final destination?

    Reply

  19. Sharon Noble January 31, 2020

    I will be flying from Canada to Mexico City, then on to Manzanillo. My husband and 2 sons want to do some fishing while we are there. If their rods are collapsible and can fit in a carry-on is there any extra charge or permissions required?

    Reply

  20. nynke de Ruiter February 11, 2020

    Dear sir, madam,

    If we fly from the Netherlands to Costa Rica with AeroMexico, can we bring two pieces of luggage without costs? (max 10kg in total and max 55 x 40 x 25 cm per piece).
    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Reply

    • Catherine Luther February 11, 2020

      Hi Nynke,

      Aeromexico permits 1 carry-on item and 1 personal item in the cabin. Each piece may measure 55 x 40 x 25 cm and the combined weight of both pieces must not exceed 10 kg.

      Reply

  21. Dear Aeromexico,
    If I book with a basic fare is it possible to book seats later after booking – if so what is the cost?
    Thanks

    Reply

    • Hi CS,

      Please be advised that we are not, nor do we represent AeroMexico. We are Upgraded Points, an informational website that provides helpful travel information.

      With that said, no you cannot late book a specific seat with a basic fare on AeroMexico.

      Reply

  22. Etienne Talbot February 28, 2020

    Hi!
    I plan to fly from Canada to Cabo with a layover in Mexico City of 2 hours, then connecting with Aerolitoral (a airlines that is owned by Aeromexico). I will pay for excess baggage for a surfboard. Any idea if I will have to pay for my surfboard again with the connecting flight of Aerolitoral?
    Many Thanks!

    Reply

    • Hi Etienne,

      Were your tickets purchased together under one itinerary? If so you likely will not have to pay twice. But you might if they were purchased separately.

      Reply

  23. Xiomara Alcantar May 17, 2020

    Within Mexico, in Economy/ coach, how much it would be for 2 checked bags?

    Reply

    • Hi Xiomara,

      To bring a 2nd checked bag for a flight within Mexico, you would need to pay 1,000MXN, or about $42 USD.

      Thanks for reading!

      Reply

  24. I’d I book a “Premier Class” seat, it appears as I’m able to check 2 bags for free. If I check 3 and have a AMEX Platinium card (from the US), and have a Aeromexico account will the third bag be free, or do I need a “Mexican Amex Platinium” card to make it free?

    Reply

    • Hi Alice,

      The US version of the Amex Platinum card does not offer any sort of free baggage benefits, so you would need to pay extra for the 3rd bag.

      Reply

  25. Leticia Ramirez June 24, 2020

    I need to know exactly what I need to take my mother’s ashes through Aeroméxico. Is it just the death certificate and cremation certificate? Because I’m flying from Tijuana to Guadalajara and I want to have the correct paperwork before I even fly since I live in California but am traveling from Tijuana, Mexico.

    Reply

    • Hi Leticia,

      I’m very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Please accept my condolences on behalf of the entire Upgraded Points team. In order to travel with your mother’s ashes, you should need a copy of the death certificate and a copy of the Disposition Permit. This website provides some more details should you need them.

      Reply

  26. Robyn Blignaut June 25, 2020

    Hi. I’m flying from Mexico City to Merida, I have booked Premier class and have two bags. Does each bag have to equal to 70lbs? Or can each bag be 70lbs?

    Reply

  27. wendy Arlanzon July 9, 2020

    I have 2 bags weighing 70 lbs each. How much will that be?

    Reply

    • Hi Wendy,

      Could you tell me where you are flying to/from, and what class you will be flying in? Both of those factors determine a person’s baggage allowance and any additional charges.

      Reply

  28. Josh Nipkinski August 1, 2020

    Hello, I am flying from Toronto > Mexico > Brazil. Then on the way back Brazil > Mexico > Toronto. All have been purchased in one ticket.

    However, from Canada to Mexico we are not allowed to bring any checked bags, but from Mexico to Brazil we are allowed to bring one checked bag. If I bring two bags with the intent of having them checked, will I have to pay for 1 bag or 2 bags? Will it be the same for the round trip or will it change depending on my origin/destination?

    I am worried since I am traveling across the hemisphere and depending on how things go I would have to end up paying way more money than I expected for a flight ticket, which would make me hesitant to work with the company again in the future. Thank you.

    Reply

    • Hi Josh,

      Please be advised that we do not represent AeroMexico, but I am happy to help with your question. For this route, if you check two bags from Toronto to Mexico you should need to pay $30 for the first bag and $65 for the second – for a total of $95. From Mexico to Brazil you would just need to pay $30 since once checked bag is already included. This would bring the total to $125. You would be charged this on the way back as well, assuming you check two bags again.

      Thanks for reading!

      Reply

  29. Hi, we are traveling from Hermosillo to Mexico City with Economy seating. We are traveling with a toddler. Do we have to pay extra to have my husband or I sit next to her? Or will we be placed next to each other since she is a toddler?
    Thanks for your help!

    Reply

    • Hi Adriana,

      According to AeroMexico’s policy, you would have to pay to make sure that you and your husband get to sit together. Thanks for reading!

      Reply

  30. I have booked a Basic Fare flight London – Bogota. Does this include 2 pieces of cabin luggage or only 1? Also, I have paid for 1 checked piece of luggage but I am considering adding a 2nd checked piece of luggage but I can’t see how to can do this online. How much would it cost me to add a 2nd piece of checked luggage?
    Thank you!

    Reply

    • Hi Claire,

      In terms of cabin lugggae, you should be permitted to bring 1 personal item and 1 carry-on piece of luggage. If you’re not able to purchase extra luggage on the website, you should be able to do so by calling the customer service team at 1-(800) 237-6639. The charge for an extra bag should be $60 for your route.

      Reply

Any thoughts or questions? Comment below!

Advertiser Disclosure

Many of the credit card offers that appear on this site are from credit card companies from which we receive financial compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). However, the credit card information that we publish has been written by experts who know these products inside out, and what we recommend is what we would (or already) use ourselves. This site does not include all credit card companies or all available credit card offers that are on the market. Click here to see a list of advertisers that we work with.