Airport Information & Ticket Counters
American Airlines operates from Terminal 3 at London Heathrow Airport (LHR). If your flight is operated by Iberia or British Airways please check the right terminal before proceeding to the airport. Here's your simple guide to set your trip off to a flying start.
We have several check-in options available:
- Online Check-In is available from 24 hours and up to 2 hours before your flight departure time
- Check-in desks are located in Terminal 3, Zone F
- Self-service check-in machines are located in Terminal 3, Zone F
- Flagship Check-In for First Class and Business Class passengers is located in Zone H, in the forecourt of Terminal 3
Ticket Counter Location & Opening Hours
Located in Terminal 3, Zone F
Open Sunday to Friday from 6:15am to 6:15pm and Saturday from 6:15am to 4:15pm
Codeshare Flight Information
Even when your ticket has an AA flight number, your flight may be on a oneworld® or codeshare partner. To find out if you are travelling on a partner carrier please look for the words, "Operated by…" on your ticket. For codeshare partners terminal location and opening hours please refer to your flight operating carrier.
Here's an airport map to help you find your way around the terminal.
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Hotels & Car Hire
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Find out information for travel on British Airways, Iberia and other oneworld partners.
Clubs & Lounges
American Airlines operate a number of clubs and lounges worldwide. At London Heathrow we provide The Admirals Club, The Flagship Lounge and The Arrivals Lounge where you can relax and unwind before your flight.
Flagship Lounge - Reserved For Departing First Class International Passengers
Arrivals Lounge - Available To American Airlines First Class, Business Class And oneworld Emerald
Find out more information about our airport clubs and lounges across the globe.
Connecting between flights is simple when you know how. Take a look at the tips below that will help you make a smoother connection at London Heathrow Airport.
Where do I go once I’ve arrived at the airport?
Once you’ve arrived at London Heathrow Airport, follow the “Flight Connections” purple signs to the “Flight Connections” area where you can check the monitors to know which terminal your onward flight departs.
What happens if I do not have a boarding pass?
If you do not have a boarding pass you should proceed directly to the departure terminal of the airline operating your next flight.
Do I have to pick up my luggage or check-in again?
If your bags have been labelled to your final destination and you were given a boarding pass for your onward flight then your luggage will be taken care of. However, if your connecting flight departs from another airport please make sure you collect your luggage to re-check in unless instructed otherwise.
How do I get between Terminals?
If your connecting flight leaves from a different terminal, there are free Flight Connections buses which run frequently between terminals. If your onward flight is departing from Terminal 5, take the Flight Connections bus to Terminal 5 main building and then the transit train to your specific gate and your onward flight.
Find out more information about Flight Connections at London Heathrow Airport website.
Which Terminal do I fly from?
At London Heathrow Airport please see where American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia depart from:
||Bangkok, Bucharest, Budapest, Gibraltar, Helsinki, Larnaca, Lisbon, Prague, Singapore, Sydney, Vienna, Warsaw
||All flight numbers BA8038-8049 and BA8070-8199
||All other services
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What if I am on a codeshare flight?
Even if you have a connecting boarding pass issued by American Airlines with an AA flight number, your connecting flight may be on a oneworld® or codeshare partner. To find out if you are travelling on a partner carrier, please look for the words, "Operated by…" on your ticket. For connections, just follow the purple "Flight Connections" signs for the free bus which operates frequently.
How can I find out the status of my flight?
To find out the arrival and departure times of your flight you can use our Gates & Times search option.
Travelling To / From London Heathrow Airport
When travelling to the airport, please allow yourself plenty of time. To help you on your way we have some travel suggestions below, but please check with the relevant operator before setting off to ensure you have the most up to date information.
Bus or Coach
Frequent bus and coach services connect Heathrow with more than 500 local and national destinations across the UK. Most coach services operate from the central bus station, which can be reached by the subways linking Terminals 1 and 3. The central bus station is well signed posted from all terminals and is located next to the London Underground station for Terminals 1 and 3.
Find out more about National Express bus and coach services.
Terminals 1 & 3 are located in the centre of Heathrow and can be reached via the following motorways: M4 Junction 4, M25 Junction 15 & A4 (local road)
Terminal 4 is on the south side of Heathrow and can be reached via the following motorways:
M4 Junction 3, M25 Junction 14 & A30 (local road).
Terminal 5 is on the Western Perimeter Road. If you are coming from the M4, exit at junction 4b and follow the M25 south to junction 14.
Both short-term and long-term parking facilities are available at Heathrow Airport.
Find out more information on getting to and from the airport by car.
Heathrow has three stations on the London Underground's Piccadilly Line, one station for Terminals 1 & 3, one for Terminal 4 and another one for Terminal 5. Average journey time to central London is approximately 50-60 minutes. Tubes run every five minutes at peak times and every nine minutes at off-peak times and weekends.
Check out the latest London Underground information at www.tfl.gov.uk.
Taxi ranks are located outside all Heathrow arrival terminals.
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BAA's Heathrow Express non-stop train service between Heathrow Airport and Paddington station in the heart of London takes just 15 minutes to and from Terminals 1 & 3, and 20 minutes to and from Terminal 4 & 5. There’s also the Heathrow Connect train which is the only direct rail service between central London and Terminal 4. It also offers excellent connections to the London Underground network at Ealing Broadway and London Paddington.
Find out more about BAA’s Heathrow Express and Heathrow Connect.
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