Effective May 21, American Airlines will no longer charge customers for oversized bag fees for music and sports equipment. American made the move to help ensure that travelers can help pursue their healthy, active lifestyles with helping to bring their items onboard. Now customers can check their oversized items – music and sports related with no fees as long as they are within the allowed weight requirements. American is changing the fees due to customer requests and this will count towards normal baggage allowance. Certain specialty items such as scuba tanks and hang gliders will still have a flat fee of $150, due to special handling.