Check in and arrival times

Know when to arrive and what to expect at the airport and on flights operated by American Airlines or American Eagle.

You can also check the latest travel alerts and get flight status information for gates and times:


Arrival at the airport

Within the U.S. and Puerto Rico, check in:

Departing Hawaii and the U.S. Virgin Islands check in:

For flights to international destinations check in:

Recommended check-in times for cities that exceed two hours:

Departing city 150 minutes 180 minutes 210 minutes 240 minutes
Antigua (ANU) available Not available Not available Not available
Aruba, Aruba (AUA) Not available available Not available Not available
Asuncion, Paraguay (ASU) Not available available Not available Not available
Barbados (BGI) Not available available Not available Not available
Barcelona, Spain (BCN) Not available available Not available Not available
Belize City (BZE) Not available available Not available Not available
Bermuda, Bermuda (BDA) available Not available Not available Not available
Bogota, Colombia (BOG) Not available Not available available Not available
Brazil (all cities) Not available available Not available Not available
Buenos Aires, Argentina (EZE) Not available available Not available Not available
Cali, Colombia (CLO) Not available available Not available Not available
Canada (All cities) Not available available Not available Not available
Caracas, Venezuela (CCS) Not available available Not available Not available
Curacao (CUR) Not available available Not available Not available
Dublin, Ireland (DUB) Not available available Not available Not available
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (GCM) Not available available Not available Not available
Grenada (GND) Not available available Not available Not available
Guatemala, City, Guatemala (GUA) Not available available Not available Not available
Guayaquil, Ecuador (GYE) Not available available Not available Not available
La Paz, Bolivia (LPB) available Not available Not available Not available
Lima, Peru (LIM) Not available available Not available Not available
Madrid, Spain (MAD) Not available available Not available Not available
Managua, Nicaragua (MGA) Not available available Not available Not available
Maracaibo, Venezuela (MAR) Not available available Not available Not available
Medellin, Colombia (MDE) Not available available Not available Not available
Mexico (All cities) Not available available Not available Not available
Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ) Not available available Not available Not available
Montevideo, Uruguay (MVD) Not available Not available Not available available
Nassau, Bahamas (NAS) Not available available Not available Not available
Panama City, Panama (PTY) Not available available Not available Not available
Paris Charles De Gaulle, France (CDG) Not available available Not available Not available
Pointe a Pitre, Guadeloupe (PTP) Not available available Not available Not available
Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago (POS) Not available available Not available Not available
Port-au-Prince, Haiti (PAP) Not available available Not available Not available
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic (POP) Not available available Not available Not available
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ) Not available available Not available Not available
Quito, Ecuador (UIO) Not available available Not available Not available
San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO) Not available available Not available Not available
San Pedro Sula, Honduras (SAP) Not available available Not available Not available
San Salvador, El Salvador (SAL) Not available available Not available Not available
Santiago, Chile (SCL) Not available available Not available Not available
Santiago, Dominican Republic (STI) Not available available Not available Not available
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (SDQ) Not available available Not available Not available
St. Kitts (SKB) Not available available Not available Not available
St. Lucia (SLU) Not available available Not available Not available
St. Maarten (SXM) Not available available Not available Not available
St. Thomas (STT) Not available available Not available Not available
Tegucigalpa, Honduras (TGU) Not available available Not available Not available
Turks and Caicos (PLS) Not available available Not available Not available

Minimum time for checking in and arriving at the gate

To better ensure an on-time departure, our goal is to close the jetbridge door 10 minutes before departure time. This allows all customers to board and stow their belongings.

To retain your pre-reserved seat on a confirmed flight, make sure to follow the minimum check in and gate arrival times.*

For flights within and between the U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands:**

For flights originating outside the U.S. or flights departing the U.S. for an international destination:

*Particular seats on the aircraft are not guaranteed.

**In St. Thomas (STT) the minimum time for checking in with or without baggage is 180 minutes (3 hours) before the scheduled departure.


Minimum time to check baggage

To help us get your bag on the same flight with you, present your bag to an airline representative for check-in no later than the cutoff time.

For flights within and between the U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands:

For flights originating in airports outside the U.S. or flights departing the U.S. for an international destination:

Airports that require extra time for baggage acceptance:

Departing city 45 minutes 60 minutes 75 minutes 90 minutes
Atlanta, Georgia (ATL) available Not available Not available Not available
Austin, Texas (AUS) available Not available Not available Not available
Boston, Massachusetts (BOS) available Not available Not available Not available
Buenos Aires, Argentina (EZE) Not available Not available available Not available
Caracas, Venezuela (CCS) Not available Not available Not available available
Charlotte, North Carolina (CLT) available Not available Not available Not available
Chicago O'Hare, Illinois (ORD) available Not available Not available Not available
Cincinnati, Ohio (CVG) available Not available Not available Not available
Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas (DFW) available Not available Not available Not available
Denver, Colorado (DEN) available Not available Not available Not available
Dublin, Ireland (DUB) Not available Not available available Not available
Honolulu, Hawaii (HNL) available Not available Not available Not available
Jacksonville, Florida (JAX) available Not available Not available Not available
Kona, Hawaii (KOA) available Not available Not available Not available
Kuai, Hawaii (LIH) available Not available Not available Not available
Las Vegas, Nevada (LAS) available Not available Not available Not available
Los Angeles, California (LAX) available Not available Not available Not available
Maracaibo, Venezuela (MAR) Not available Not available Not available available
Maui, Hawaii (OGG) available Not available Not available Not available
Miami, Florida (MIA) available Not available Not available Not available
Newark, New Jersey (EWR) available Not available Not available Not available
New York (JFK) available Not available Not available Not available
Orlando, Florida (MCO)* available Not available Not available Not available
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PHL) available Not available Not available Not available
Phoenix, Arizona (PHX) available Not available Not available Not available
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PIT) available Not available Not available Not available
San Francisco, California (SFO) available Not available Not available Not available
San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU) Not available available Not available Not available
Seattle, Washington (SEA) available Not available Not available Not available
St. Croix, U.S Virgin Islands (STX) available Not available Not available Not available
St. Thomas, U.S Virgin Islands (STT) Not available Not available Not available available
Tampa, Florida (TPA) available Not available Not available Not available
Washington Dulles, District of Columbia (IAD) available Not available Not available Not available

* In Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, baggage for confirmed flights may only be accepted up to four hours prior to confirmed departure.

When arriving in the U.S. from an international location, claim your checked bags at the first stop within the U.S. and proceed through Immigrations/Customs. If you're flying internationally and connecting to another airline, check the applicable country's Customs procedures to determine whether checked baggage needs to be re-checked with the other airline upon arrival into that country.