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Express Seats

The Express Seats option gives you the ability to reserve a seat in the first few rows of the Economy Class 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 60 minutes prior to international flight departure
24 hours to 50 minutes prior to flight departure within the U.S.
Offered on:
International itineraries originating in the United States, Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Belgium
Itineraries within the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
For whom:
All travellers on flights operated and marketed by American Airlines


*American's premium customers will continue to enjoy PriorityAAccessSM 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 PriorityAAccessSM or our AAdvantage® elite status benefits page.

Express Seats