Get the exceptional performance you expect from our express product.

Whether you’ve got bulk or containerized shipments, ExpediteFS was designed to put a premium on your shipment.

This premium service includes flight-specific shipping, priority boarding and handling, and the fastest possible flight connections to more than 100 worldwide destinations.

Booking is simple, and we’re making it easier than ever to find the best route, book, tender and track shipments all around the world.

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If it's urgent, you need ExpediteFS

ExpediteFS Benefits

  • Premium boarding priority for freight
  • Faster cargo connections at all U.S. gateways
  • Faster ramp transfers at U.S. hub cities
  • Complete shipment tracking
  • Always find space with EZ Book
  • 50% money-back guarantee

Expedited excellence

Maximum weight

Narrowbody: Pieces up to 350 lbs/158 kgs
Widebody: Pieces up to aircraft limits. Check flight compatibility »

Maximum size

Pieces up to aircraft limits. Check flight compatibility »

Domestic ramp transfers

Move up to 100 lbs./45 kgs. per piece and under 90 total linear inches in as little as 45 minutes. Widebody transfers also available for customer loaded containers.

Domestic cargo terminal transfers

Pieces exceeding 100 lbs/45 kgs and/or 90 linear inches are processed at the cargo terminal in just 195 minutes.

International transfers

Process shipments to and from international flights at the cargo terminal in as little as 240 minutes for pieces of all sizes and weights.

Special commodities

Please be aware that the only dangerous goods allowed with ExpediteFS are Dry Ice and Biological Substances, Category B. Learn about Dangerous Goods »

Money-back guarantee

Receive a 50% refund if your ExpediteFS shipment is not flown as booked. This offer also applies to truck lane segments.

Last-minute shipping with EZBook

Get last-minute ExpediteFS service on shipments of 660 lbs/300 kgs or less, and 75 cubic feet or smaller.

  • Go online and book your shipment.
  • When ExpediteFS capacity fills up, the EZBook option will be offered at the published rate.
  • Select EZBook and get ExpediteFS service for your requested shipment.

Why should I EZBook?

  • You'll see every ExpediteFS routing option available.
  • You'll receive a confirmed booking for the space you want.
  • You can relax knowing you've shipped it via ExpediteFS.

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Acceptance policy

American Airlines Cargo facilities have established tender/cutoff times for domestic and international shipments before each flight. Please be sure to arrive early enough to complete acceptance activities. All air waybills must be ready for carriage and all acceptance criteria must be completed prior to the facilities established cutoff times. Shipments that complete the acceptance process after the established tender/cutoff times may be booked on the next available flight.

Minimum drop-off and recovery times

Domestic U.S.

Cargo Type

Drop Off Location

Screened

Unscreened

Bulk All
MIA
PHX
120 minutes
150 minutes
60 minutes
120 minutes
150 minutes
Human Remains All
MIA
120 minutes
150 minutes
120 minutes
150 minutes
Customer Loaded
Containers
All
PHX
90 minutes
60 minutes
Not accepted

 

Recovery Location

Availability After Arrival*

 

  American Airlines
Cargo Facility
120 minutes

International (Outbound from the U.S.)

Cargo Type

Drop Off Location

Screened

Unscreened

Bulk All 240 minutes 240 minutes
Human Remains All Not Available 240 minutes
Customer Loaded
Containers
All 180 minutes Not accepted

 

Recovery Location

Availability After Arrival*

 

  American Airlines
Cargo Facility
240 minutes

International (Inbound to the U.S.)

Cargo Type

Drop Off Location

Screened

Unscreened

Bulk & Customer Loaded Containers Europe
Japan
Canada
Latin America
120 minutes
120 minutes
180 minutes
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Recovery Location

Availability After Arrival*

 

  Most cities
Hub cities*
120 minutes
240 minutes

*DFW, JFK, LAX, MIA, ORD, PHL, CLT

Trucking

 

Drop Off Location

Screened

Unscreened

Most cities Not accepted 120 minutes
Hub cities* Not accepted 240 minutes

*DFW, JFK, LAX, MIA, ORD, PHL, CLT

Pets & Animals recommended arrival times

Drop Off Location

Minimum Time Prior to Flight Departure

Domestic 180 minutes
MIA 210 minutes
HNL 210 minutes
International 240 minutes

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