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Check-In Options


Check-in Options
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Online Check-In

Online Check-In is available from the convenience of your home or the office saving you time at the airport. You can check in online* using your name and booking reference, or by simply logging into your AAdvantage account. If you are flying from Milan or Rome, you can check in online if the first flight in your itinerary is operated by American Airlines, British Airways or Iberia.

You can also request to have your boarding pass sent directly to your mobile phone, eliminating the need for paper. Find out more about Mobile Boarding Passes and which airports currently offer this option.

Please note that if you are travelling with infants you will only be able to check in at the airport check-in desks.

International Flights

  • Our online check-in opens 24 hours before your scheduled international flight departure and closes 90 minutes before departure.
  • We suggest arriving at the airport 2 hours before your flight departure to allow you time to drop any baggage, pass security screenings and board your flight.

U.S. Domestic Flights

  • When travelling within the U.S., Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and on all flights to Hawaii, check-in must be completed at least 45 minutes before departure at most airports.

Learn more about Online Check-In now

* You will be redirected to AA.com U.S.
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Self-Service Check-In

Our airport Self-Service Check-In machines offer a quick and convenient way to check in, select a seat, check bags, get a boarding pass and obtain an electronic receipt.

Learn more about Self-Service Check-In now.

Please note that if you are travelling with infants you will only be able to check in at the airport check-in desks.

International Flights

  • For international flights you must check in at least 60 minutes before departure
  • Check the list of worldwide cities and locations where we currently have Self-Service machines

U.S. Domestic Flights

  • When travelling within the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands you must check in for your flight at least 45 minutes before departure at most airports.
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Ticket Counter Check-In

If you require special assistance, are travelling with infants/pets or you would like the help of an AA check-in agent then please use our airport ticket counters.
Please note that American Airlines ticket counter at Rome Fiumicino Airport will be closed between 12 November 2011 and 3 April 2012.

International Flights

  • For international flights you must check in at least 60 minutes before departure
  • Check* the location and opening hours of our Worldwide Ticket Counters

Domestic Flights

  • When travelling within the U.S., Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and on all flights to Hawaii, check-in must be completed at least 45 minutes before departure at most airports.
* You will be redirected to AA.com U.S.