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American Airlines

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About American Airlines

American Airlines is a major U.S. airline based in Fort Worth, Texas, within the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. It is the world's largest airline in terms of fleet size,  scheduled passenger-kilometers flown, revenue, and a number of destinations served. American Airlines with its regional partners operates nearly 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in more than 50 countries.

Before the merge, It was originally divided into two companies; Robertson Aircraft Corporation and Colonial Air Transport. In 1930 the Two companies were merged into American Airlines. In 2013 US Airways purchased American Airlines but kept the same name. This combination resulted in creating the biggest airlines in the United States.

American Airlines is a founding member of the third largest airline alliance in the world; Oneworld alliance. It coordinates flights, services and scheduling with alliance partners such as; British Airways, Iberia, Finnair, Cathay Pacific, and Japan Airlines. Regional service is operated by independent and subsidiary carriers under the brand name of American Eagle.

American Airlines operates out of ten hubs located in Dallas/Fort Worth, Charlotte, Chicago–O'Hare, Philadelphia, Miami, Phoenix–Sky Harbor, Washington–National, Los Angeles, New York–JFK, and New York–LaGuardia.

 

American Airlines services for Flagship First/ Flagship Business, First Class, Business Class, Premium Economy, Main Cabin Extra and Main Cabin

Flagship First/ Flagship Business

  • Before the flight, a private check-in with access to a fast security line is available in selected cities.

  • Relax before the flight and have an open buffet for breakfast and dinner in first class lounges.

  • Enjoy a comfortable seat that lies fully flat.

  • Choose from a fine selection of meals inspired by big chefs whenever you want.

  • Having different entertainment ways; free Wi-Fi, USB port in every seat, screen to watch movies and TV shows. On some aircraft, you will be able to watch live TV.

  • Amenities are provided for more comfortable sleep; skincare essentials, pajamas, slippers, blankets, and pillows.

  • You can have some benefits like mileage bonuses, extra bag allowances, and lounge access.

First Class

  • Have a speedy check-in, security, and boarding at the airport and get your checked bags first after landing.

  • Comfy seats are available with more legroom.

  • Selected meals from well-known chefs who create premium menus for First Class passengers.

  • Streaming TV shows, movies by the wireless connection are available on some aircraft.

  • You can buy Wi-Fi on some aircraft.

  • Enjoy mileage bonuses, extra bag allowances, lounge access and more.

Business Class

  • Have a speedy check-in, security, and boarding at the airport and get your checked bags first after landing.

  • Comfy seats are available with more legroom.

  • Selected meals from well-known chefs who create premium menus for Business Class passengers with a big variety of beverages.

  • Streaming TV shows, movies by the wireless connection are available on some aircraft.

  • You can buy Wi-Fi on some aircraft.

  • Get complimentary access to clubs before you fly, enjoy snacks, drinks, Wi-Fi and more. Available on some selected flights and cities.

  • Get mileage bonuses, extra bag allowances, lounge access and more.

  • Enjoy free entertainment by watching movies and TV shows.

Premium Economy

  • 777-300s, 787-9s, and A330-200s are the aircraft on Premium Economy Class.

  • Have a speedy check-in, security, and boarding at the airport and get your checked bags first when you land.

  • More legroom and adjustable leather seats with extendable foot and head rest.

  • Free personal entertainment with large monitors and noise-reducing headphones with the availability of buying Wi-Fi.

  • Top chefs inspired meals.

Main Cabin Extra

  • Board after elite members.

  • relax with more room to stretch out at the front of the Main Cabin.

  • Enjoy watching movies and TV shows on screens or on your device.

  • You can buy Wi-Fi on certain aircraft so you can always stay connected.

  • Free Snacks and soft drinks are always free. You can buy additional food and drinks or sometimes it is for free, it depends on your route.

Main Cabin

  • relax with more room to stretch out at the front of the Main Cabin.

  • Enjoy watching movies and TV shows on screens or on your device.

  • Basic Economy

  • Lowest fare price.

  • Enjoy free snacks and drinks.

  • Seats are assigned at the check-in and extra fees to choose a specific seat.

  • No flight change or refund.

  • Board in the last group.

  • No upgrades.

  • You can buy Wi-Fi on certain aircraft so you can always stay connected.

  • Free Snacks and soft drinks are always free. You can buy additional food and drinks or sometimes it is for free, it depends on your route.

American Airlines Baggage Allowance

  • For First Class: 3 complimentary bags on 3-cabin aircraft and 2 on 2-cabin aircraft.

  • For Business Class: 2 complimentary bags.

  • For Main Cabin: 2 bags.

  • For Premium Economy: 2 complimentary bags

  • 1 carry- on and 1 personal item.

  • Dimensions of checked baggage allowance for all regions: 62 in / 158 cm, Weight: 50 lbs / 23 kgs. For First / Business Class, weight is 70 lbs / 32 kgs
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  • Seasonal date changes for checked bags have been updated as of January 10, 2018.

  • Checked bag allowances have changed for flights to/from Brazil for tickets issued on; or after February 1, 2018.

  • Carry-ons: Shouldn’t exceed 22 x 14 x 9 inches / 56 x 36 x 23 centimeters (including handles and wheels). Must fit in the sizer at the airport.

  • Any personal equipment such as musical instruments or sports equipment should not exceed 100 lbs and 126 inches (length + width + height).

  • Traveling with children:

  • If you are traveling with children or infants outside the U.S. you are required to have the same documentation for the child as an adult. If anyone under 18 is traveling internationally without both parents, they may be required to present a Letter of Consent.

  • Only 1 carry-on diaper bag per child is allowed.

  • Children who are 2 or older are required to have their own seat; a ticketed adult fare.

  • Children under 5 can’t travel alone under any circumstances.

  • If you travel with a newborn who is a few days, your physician will be required to fill out a passenger medical form before your flight.

  • Traveling with pets: Depending on the animals' breed, size and requirements, they can travel as a carry-on, be checked or transported with American Airlines Cargo.

American Airlines Check-in Information

  • You can check in up to 10 bags if your trip is domestic, transatlantic or transpacific.

  • Check in up to 5 bags if you are traveling to/ through/ from Mexico/ Caribbean/ Central America, South America or Brazil. These countries there are seasonal baggage limitations.

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