If you are flying with American Airlines, you have the option of checking in your flight online. This will save you a lot of time and nerves at the airport.

You can find out exactly how the online check-in of American Airlines works in this article.

Step-by-step instructions

  1. Open the following link to start your American Airlines online check-in:
  2. Once you have opened the input mask, you will need the first name, surname and booking number of the passenger to be checked in. The booking number is a six-digit code that you should find on your booking confirmation. You can also use the search by your ticket number.
  3. Once you have found your booking, please check beforehand that the flight details on your booking match the flight details when you checked in online.
  4. Now enter all the required information in the check-in mask. Please also have your passport and important documents (entry documents, visa, Corona documents…) ready.
  5. After online check-in, you will receive your boarding pass. You can now either print them out or have them sent to your e-mail address.
American Airline Online Check In
Source: https://www.americanairlines.ch/intl/ch/index.jsp

American Airlines online check-in information

When will you be able to complete American Airlines online check-in?

At the earliest 24 hours or at least 90 minutes before departure, you can carry out the online check-in for your American Airlines flight.

For domestic flights in the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Hawaii, you can check in online as much as 45 minutes before departure .

Travelling with children

If you are travelling with small children, you can only check in at the counter at the airport.

American Airlines Baggage Policy

Hand luggage American Airlines

Number & Weight

1 carry-on baggage is allowed. We could not find any information for the maximum permissible weight.


For all classes there is a max. Hand luggage size of
56 x 36 x 23 cm
22 x 14 x 9 inches

Carry-on baggage regulations

Checked baggage American Airlines

For all flights except to/from Australia or New Zealand, the following rules apply:

  • Overall external dimension: 158 cm / 62 inches (height+width+length)
  • Weight: 23 kg / 50 lbs
  • First & Business Class:
    – 32 kg / 70 lbs for free luggage
    – 23 kg / 50 lbs for paid baggage

For all confirmed customers on flights to/from Australia & New Zealand, the following applies:

  • Overall external dimension: 158 cm / 62 inches (height+width+length)
  • Weight:
    – 32 kg / 70 lbs for free luggage
    – 23 kg / 50 lbs for paid baggage

General information about American Airlines

American Airlines has had a successful history dating back to 1930. Founded as an amalgamation of regional American airlines, it flies to almost all U.S. states as well as Puerto Rico. A dense network exists especially in the Caribbean and Central America; There are also flights to Canada. Intercontinentally, some destinations in Europe and South America are served, in East Asia Shanghai, Beijing and Tokyo.