Check Flight Check-in Policy
You can check in to your American Airlines flight using multiple options - you can use the mobile app, visit the official website, or check-in at the airport. Make sure you have your booking confirmation number handy when checking in.
You can do web checkin or through the mobile app 24 hours before your scheduled departure time and up to 45 minutes for domestic and 90 minutes for international flights before your flight departs.
You can check in up to 24 hours to 90 minutes before your departure and save time and long queues at the airport. Web checkin to your American Airlines flight in the most convenient and easy way.
You can use the airport self-service kiosk for check-in purposes within the timeframe of 45 minutes to 24 hours (5 hours for Miami) prior to the scheduled departure time, depending on the specific departure city and destination. The kiosk lets you web checkin for your flight, print your boarding pass, add checked bags, change your seat, and complete service requests.
You can reprint your boarding pass(es) using the kiosk's reprint option if you were not able to print your boarding pass
American Airlines offers convenient curbside check-in desks for passengers who want to check in as soon as they arrive at the airport. It provides a convenient method for passengers to obtain their seat assignment and boarding pass and check their luggage at the airport.
If you have an unaccompanied minor traveling by an American Airlines flight, get all the details on the check-in requirements from the American Airlines Unaccompanied Minor policy.
You must carry the following documents to check in for your American Airlines flight -
If you’re traveling with a pet on an American Airlines flight, get a list of the required documents from the American Airlines Pet Travel policy.
If you're traveling within the U.S., you must arrive at least 2 hours prior to your scheduled departure time at the airport. American Airlines Check-in must be completed 45 minutes before departure
If you're traveling outside the U.S., you must arrive at least 3 hours prior to your scheduled departure time at the airport. Your American Airlines check-in must be completed 60 minutes before departure.
|Airport location||Airport code||Check-in before scheduled departure|
|Barcelona, Spain||BCN||75 minutes|
|Dublin, Ireland||DUB||75 minutes|
|Buenos Aires, Argentina||EZE||75 minutes|
|Paris, France||CDG||75 minutes|
|Madrid, Spain||MAD||75 minutes|
|Tel Aviv, Israel||TLV||75 minutes|
|Georgetown, Guyana||GEO||90 minutes|
|St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands||STX||90 minutes|
|San Juan, Puerto Rico||SJU||60 minutes|
|St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands||STT||90 minutes|
|St. Kitts and Nevis||SKB||90 minutes|
|Tampa, Florida||TPA||90 minutes|
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