American Airlines Baggage: What do I do if my bag is lost?

A simple 4 step guide for solving this common American Airlines Baggage problem quickly and effectively by GetHuman

Before you get started, be sure you have: Email address, Name on the ticket, File reference number
You will need to let an agent at the airport know that your bag is missing. They will create a record of this claim and will issue you a 13-character file reference number.
If you are looking to track your claim, you can input your name and 13-character file reference number on this page
If it has been more than 5 days since you lost your bag, you will need to complete this form and submit it to the company
If you need to contact American for any reason, you can either use this form, or, you can have someone from GetHuman handle this issue for you by clicking on the green "Resolve for me" button.
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Author: Adam • August 11th, 2016

About this Step by Step Guide

After thousands of American Airlines Baggage customers came to GetHuman in search of an answer to this problem, along with others, we decide it was high time to publish instructions. Here are just a few examples of the types of questions we were being asked or problems reported by users like you: American Airlines Baggage: What do I do if my bag is lost?; Baggage problem for American Airlines Baggage; left item onboard*baggage claim at SEATAC; I have an issue with American Airlines Baggage; i just got my delayed baggage but my stuff is missing; I want to know what is the limit for baggage. And how much I have to pay if I pass the weight; per your tracking system my bag is in Miami. How can I find out if it has been picked up by the delivery company?; Bag is at MIA and needs to be sent to Rsw. File * MIAAA******** and bag tag *AA ******. *Michael Thibodo. ***-*** -**** or ***-***-****... So we put together this guide to try to help. It has 4 step(s) to it. It takes an average of 7 minutes to get through these steps according to other users, including time spent working through each step and contacting American Airlines Baggage. And we tried to include a checklist of information you'll need when you try to fix this yourself. Best of luck and please let us know if you successfully resolve your issue with this.

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