AA ups max weight for packages as it covets higher-yield

American Airlines (AA) is targeting higher-yield traffic by increasing the weight limit for its small package shipments. The ceiling for its Priority Parcel Service (PPS) has gone up from 70 pounds (31.8 kilograms) to 100 pounds. PPS traffic moves on the next flight out and requires no advance booking and the carrier sells the product […]


AA Cargo American Airlines Priority Parcel Service (PPS)


American Airlines (AA) is targeting higher-yield traffic by increasing the weight limit for its small package shipments. The ceiling for its Priority Parcel Service (PPS) has gone up from 70 pounds (31.8 kilograms) to 100 pounds. PPS traffic moves on the next flight out and requires no advance booking and the carrier sells the product via ticket counters, cargo terminals and dedicated PPS facilities to courier companies and commercial shippers and consumers. The higher weight limits apply only to shipments within the US and to and from Puerto Rico. American Airlines intends to roll out the revised weight limit in the international arena. The increase in the PPS weight limit is the carrier’s latest move to improve the utilisation of its narrow-body fleet and to boost yields through more premium traffic. AA Cargo also lifted the point-to-point restriction on the routings of over-sized bulk shipments moved under its expedite product service, from mid-November. Previously available only for direct flights, the service has now been extended to connecting US flights, provided there is a minimum of 195 minutes between the flights.