How to Check in for Your American Airlines Flight: Online, Mobile, Curbside, and More

Learn the different ways to check in for your American Airlines flight, from online check-in to curbside and self-service kiosk check-in. Find out more here.

To check in for your American Airlines flight, you have several options:

  1. Online check-in: You can check in online starting 24 hours and up to 45 minutes before your domestic flight (90 minutes for international flights) [1]. Visit the American Airlines website ( and enter your reservation details, such as your confirmation code, e-ticket number, or frequent flyer account[2]. After checking in, you can print your boarding pass or choose to receive a mobile boarding pass.
  2. Mobile check-in: Download the American Airlines app on your smartphone[3]. You can check in for your flight and retrieve your mobile boarding pass within the app. The mobile boarding pass can be scanned at airport security checkpoints and at the gate during boarding for American flights[4].
  3. Curbside check-in: At most U.S. airports, you can check in for your flight curbside[2].
  4. Self-service kiosk check-in: At the airport, you can use a self-service kiosk to check in for your flight[2]. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the check-in process and print your boarding pass[5].
  5. Ticket counter check-in: You can also check in for your flight at the American Airlines ticket counter at the airport[2].

Please note that you should arrive at the airport at least 3 hours before your scheduled departure for international flights[6]. Check if your destination has travel restrictions and bring any required travel documents with you to the airport[1].

For a step-by-step guide on how to check in online, you can watch this YouTube video[7]. If you prefer to check in using the app, you can watch this video tutorial[8].


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