American Airlines' passengers to non-U.S. destinations now can check in online on the airline's website -- but they'll have to wait for electronic boarding passes to be available.
The airline's travelers to domestic destinations have had online check-in since 2003.
Passengers on international flights can access online check-in from the AA.com homepage two to 24 hour before departure, and can check-in only if they've met international travel requirements.
After checking in, international travelers can print or e-mail their boarding passes.
Domestic travelers also have the option to receive electronic boarding passes on their mobile phones for select airports, but electronic boarding passes are not yet available for international travel, the airline says. The airline isn't sharing a timetable to implement electronic boarding passes on international flights.
In other news, American began placing promotional announcements and destination tips below the boarding pass when customers print them.
The marketing material below the boarding pass may list restaurant information, "fun facts" about the destination, and links to the downloadable desktop tool, DealFinder.
American also is using a new barcode "to enhance our technology while providing you a seamless check-in experience," the airline says.