Express Seats

The Express Seats option gives you the ability to reserve a seat in the first few rows of the Main Cabin, including the bulkhead seats.

  • Enjoy the convenience of being one of the first to exit the plane
  • Includes Group 1 Boarding so you can also be among the first to stow bags

Terms and Conditions and FAQs

Where to purchase:

Only at airport Self-Service Check-In machines

When to purchase:

24 hours to 50 minutes prior to flight departure (domestic) or 60 minutes (international)

For travel within:

U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands or on select international markets

For whom:

All travelers on flights operated and marketed by American Airlines and American Eagle.

Express Seats

*American's premium customers will continue to enjoy Priority Access privileges, including early boarding before General Boarding begins, expedited check-in and security screening, and the option to standby for an earlier flight on the day of travel, at no charge. For more details please visit Priority Access or our AAdvantage elite status benefits page.


At Miami International Airport, Express Seats are only available for purchase between 5 hours and 50 minutes prior to departure.

Express Seats

What is Your Choice?

Express Seats is just one of the many options available from our new Your ChoiceSM menu of products and services designed to make your travel experience even more convenient, cost-effective, flexible and personalized.

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