Preferable arrival time before departure time:

• If you don't check bags, one hour for US domestic flights.

• 1.5 hours for domestic flights within the US with checked baggage

• 2 hours for aircraft leaving or entering the US from outside the country, as well as flights departing from Hawaii and the US Virgin Islands.

About 2.5 hours when flying from Honolulu

• 3 hours for flights departing from Canada, Caribbean Islands, Central America, Mexico, Nassau, South America and Spain

• 3.5 hours for flights from the Colombian capital, Bogotá

• the duration of flights departing from Montevideo, Uruguay

Minimum check-in time with necessary hand luggage:

• 45 minutes prior to scheduled departure for most US domestic flights.

• For international flights to or from the US, 60 minutes prior to scheduled departure time.

With checked bags,  check-in  must occur no later than:

• For domestic flights within the US, 45 minutes prior to scheduled departure time.

• For US domestic flights departing from busy hubs and airports listed on AA.com, 45 minutes prior to scheduled departure time.

• For international flights to/from the US and out of St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, 60 minutes prior to scheduled departure time.

• 75 minutes before the departure time of the Buenos Aires and Dublin flights.

• For flights from Caracas and Maracaibo, arrive 90 minutes before scheduled departure.


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