The information shown below pertains to travel within the United States only (unless stated otherwise). For international destinations, please contact Reservations.
American Airlines does not accept firearms in checked baggage to or from the United Kingdom
(except for military or government personnel with proper documentation).
All Law Enforcement Offices (LEOs) flying armed are required to check in with an American Airlines airport agent. State, local and territorial LEOs flying armed must submit a National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (NLETS) message during airport check-in to the American Airlines airport agent. The NLETS message sent by the employing agency replaces the original letter of authority, signed by the chief or agency head, required under 49 CFR 1544.219. Once the NLETS message is received by TSA, a return NLETS message will be sent to the employing agency with an eight-character unique alphanumeric Identifier for verification at the airport on the day of travel. The current procedures for federal LEOs flying armed remains unchanged.