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American Airlines, founded in 1930 is based in Fort Worth, Texas. American Airlines (A.A.) has been a global leader for over three quarters of a century. Experience the quality for yourself on board our flights. You can see the quality by seeing on their flights.

In June 2020, the airline owned 871 aircraft from Airbus, Boeing, Embraer and McDonnell Douglas. American Airlines is also part of the oneworld aviation alliance. The frequent flyer program is called AAdvantage. It enables cheap flights, for example by exchanging miles for an award flight and simply buying in any missing number of miles.

American Airlines are proud to be the airline which is famous for its innovation in this industry.

Other ‘firsts’ include:

  • First airline to introduce a VIP lounge
  • First US airline to introduce an arrivals lounge in Europe (at Heathrow) offering snacks, showers, business facilities and a gym
  • Award winning website with late deals, special offers and easy booking. (Selected by the World Travel Awards as the 2005 “World’s Leading Airline Internet Site”)
  • First airline to launch a dedicated website for women traveler Class of Travel

American Airlines Hub Airports

Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport(DFW / KDFW)

Other Hubs
New York John F. Kennedy Airport(JFK / KJFK)
Miami International Airport (MIA / KMIA)
Chicago O’Hare Airport (ORD / KORD)
Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (PHX / KPHX)
Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT / KCLT)
Philadelphia International Airport (PHL / KPHL)
Washington Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA / KDCA)
New York La Guardia Airport (LGA / KLGA)
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX / KLAX)
Washington Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA / KDCA)

Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport serves as the home airport and one of the hubs. Other hubs are located at Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago O’Hare and John F. Kennedy International airports.

American Airlines Classes of Service

There are many class options that vary according to the airline’s flight destination; Main Cabin, Main Cabin Extra, Premium Economy, Domestic First Class, Transcontinental, Flagship Business, Flagship First.

With American Airlines flights the so-called Flag Ship Suite is the trademark of International Business Class. The cabins are equipped with the most modern seats and the best technology that international aviation has to offer. Other amenities include priority baggage handling, high quality menu and beverage options, and access to VIP lounges. In the Domestic First Class and Premium Economy Class, too, you can enjoy luxurious comfort with maximum legroom and ergonomically shaped seats with many technical extras. Your legroom is between 94 and 106 cm. The Basic Economy Class is located in the middle of the aircraft.

Most of the airline’s destinations are in the United States and North America, South America, and Western and Northern Europe. Some cities are also served in South and East Asia and Australia. The airline flies to 95 domestic and 95 international destinations.

American Airlines fly to 62 countries worldwide. The main destinations are; Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bonaire, Brazil, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Curacao, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Martinique, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sint Maarten, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Venezuela.

The airline has a codeshare agreement with the following airlines.

Air Tahiti Nui Fiji Airways Jetstar Japan
Alaska Airlines Finnair Korean Air
British Airways Gol Transportes Aéreos Malaysia Airlines
Cape Air Hainan Airlines Qantas
Caribbean Airlines Hawaiian Airlines Qatar Airways
Cathay Dragon Iberia Royal Jordanian
Cathay Pacific Interjet Seaborne Airlines
China Southern Airlines Japan Airlines SriLankan Airlines
El Al Jetstar Airways

American Airlines Check-in

Online Check-in

American Airlines passengers are particularly comfortable at check-in because they do not have to be at the airport for this. You can do it directly on the Internet, no matter where you are.

Online check-in procedure

  1. First you go to website of airline. Here you will find the menu item “Check-in” .
  2. After clicking on the button you will be asked to enter your surname, first name and booking reference. If this is done, the booked flight is displayed.
  3. Now all travelers of the corresponding booking can be checked in. Simply follow the system instructions.
  4. The last step is to print out the boarding pass.

Other airlines

The online check-in of American Airlines can not only be used for the flights. It is also available to passengers flying American Eagle, Iberia, British Airways or Japan Airlines.


If you use online check-in, you can check in your luggage at the airport at the designated baggage drop-off counters. If you only travel with hand luggage, you go directly to the security controls and then to the gate.

Check-in start time

With all international flights of the airline you can check in 24 hours before the start of the plane. The last check-in option is 90 minutes before departure.

Click the button below to check in online.


Airport Check-in

At American Airlines, check-in counters on international flights open two hours before departure and close 60 minutes before take-off. For connections within the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Hawaii, the check-in counter closes 45 minutes before the start.

American Airlines Baggage Allowance

Carry-on baggage

Basically liquids in American Airlines hand luggage in 100 milliliter containers (packed in a max. 0.95 l bag) as well as valuables, jewelry and medicine of all kinds are allowed. The size of the baggage must not exceed 56 cm x 36 cm x 23 cm. In addition, you can take a personal item such as a handbag or a laptop on board, which must be stowed under the front seat. The special thing about American Airlines is that there is no weight limit for hand luggage.

Checked baggage

All travel items that are prohibited in hand baggage may be taken into the checked baggage at the counter, provided that they are not illegal products such as weapons without a gun license or drugs. In principle, there is the option of carrying a piece of luggage with a maximum weight of 23 kg and a maximum circumference of 157 cm in economy class on all connections. Eight additional pieces of luggage can also be checked in in this booking class, with fees of up to 150 euros depending on the connection. In First and Business Class, three free and seven paid bags can be checked in. For flights from or to Central and South America, there is a higher free baggage allowance of two pieces of baggage of 32 kg each.

Other luggage

Most sports equipment and musical instruments can be carried free of charge, provided that they do not exceed the specified dimensions. However, you should let the airline know at an early stage that you want to take such luggage with you, as the acceptance of this depends heavily on the load on the aircraft.

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American Airlines Seat Selection

All American Airlines passengers can select a regular seat free of charge up to one hour before departure during check-in. This is possible when booking the flight or afterwards on the Internet. Passengers can also reserve seats at check-in machines at the airport. In addition, travelers can choose an XL seat with more legroom for a fee. These seats are available starting at $ 20. Executive Platinum members, Platinum members and Gold members can reserve a seat with more legroom for free.

American Airlines Knee Distance

Because of the airlines who want to reduce the cost of flying more passengers, knee distance is very important especially on long haul flights. The front seats and emergency exit seats are the seats with the highest knee distance. It is generally sold for a fee.

Aadvantage Frequent Flyer Program

The AAdvantage frequent flyer program can earn miles on flights with American Airlines or oneworld members. You can also earn miles when you use services or purchase products from participating partners. Miles can also be bought, given away or shared. The miles can in turn be invested in award flights, upgrades or partners. The status of the AAdvantage frequent flyer program is Gold, Platinum, Platinum Pro and Executive Platinum.

American Airlines Food & Beverage

Due to the sheer size of American Airlines, it is impossible to list in detail the rules for on-board catering that vary depending on the destination, flight duration and booking class. In principle, however, it applies to all passengers that non-alcoholic drinks plus cookies or savory biscuits are included in the ticket price. A distinction is made between the Basic, Extra and Premium booking class Economy, which also has an impact on the on-board catering available at no extra charge. Usually, beer, wine, spirits and light meals can be ordered at least for an additional fee. On many routes it is possible to order special meals such as kosher, Muslim or vegan food or food for diabetics, allergy sufferers and minors in advance.

From business, eating and drinking at American Airlines are always included in the travel price and served on porcelain. The airline recommends that you find out about the food on the Internet or phone before departure and make your own choice. It is advertised with the collaboration with renowned chefs who are responsible for menus that offer typical US cuisine alongside specialties from the regions of the world served.

These chefs are also responsible for first class. As in the business, American Airways emphasizes that it has won several awards for its wine list. First class travelers are free to choose their own meal time and can also request light snacks at any time.

If you want to be on the safe side when it comes to on-board catering from American Airlines, you should register your preferences in all booking classes by phone or online before departure. Everything is possible at American Airlines between the standard of a low-cost airline on short routes and the experience of a first class.

American Airlines Inflight Entertainment

The on-board entertainment program is available to passengers free of charge on a flight with American Airlines. Passengers can look forward to a large selection of films, series, music and games, because American Airlines has the most extensive on-board library of all US airlines. First and Business Class bookers equipped with a Galaxy Tab 4 can watch the latest films, series etc. on selected flights.

American Airlines offers a choice of Basic Economy (including US domestic flights), Premium Economy, Business Class and First Class (US domestic flights). Anyone who has opted for Basic Economy on flights within the United States can take a piece of luggage into the cabin that fits under the front seat. Conveniences include a comfortable seat, plus free snacks and soft drinks. On many international flights of at least 3,000 miles, passengers can enjoy the benefits of the premium economy. These include wider seats, more legroom and adjustable foot, leg and headrests. The wide range of dishes includes healthy dishes that are geared towards the destination. WiFi is available for a fee, there are sockets and USB ports on every seat. Further arguments for the premium economy are quick check-in and boarding and quick baggage handling. Business class flights entice reclining seats and care sets. The lounges can be used on the floor.


American Airlines travelers can surf the Internet for a fee on all international and selected domestic flights (777-300ER, 787 and 777-200). The costs depend on the respective useful life. Passengers wishing to use the Internet for two hours during the flight pay around $ 12, for four hours $ 17 and for the entire flight $ 19 .

American Airlines Pet Policy

Who wants to leave your best friend at home? On this page you will find the rules of traveling with your pet during your flight with American Airlines.

Please be sure to check with the airline before you travel, as the rules for transporting pets vary according to the airline.

American Airlines Lounge

The lounges are indispensable especially for business class passengers. What facilities does it offer? Here you will find detailed information about American Airlines lounges for a comfortable start to your trip.

American Airlines
IATA ICAO Callsign

Country:United States
Owner: American Airlines Group
Frequent Flyer Program: Aadvantage
Company slogan: "The World's Greatest Flyers Fly American" "Going for Great" "Great is what we're going for"

Number of Aircraft: 871
Destinations:  350
Average Age of Aircraft: 10.8
Type of Aircraft: Embraer, McDonnell Douglas, Airbus, Boeing, de Havilland Canada
Detail of Fleet: Airbus A319, Airbus A320, Airbus A321, Airbus A330-200, Airbus A330-300, Boeing 737 MAX 8, Boeing 737-800, Boeing 757-200, Boeing 767-300, Boeing 777-200, Boeing 777-300, Boeing 787-8, Boeing 787-9, Bombardier CRJ-100/200, Bombardier CRJ-700, Bombardier CRJ-900, Bombardier Dash 8 Q300, Bombardier Dash 8-100/200, Embraer 175, Embraer 190, Embraer ERJ-140, Embraer ERJ-145, McDonnell Douglas MD-80

Head Office: Executive Office, PO Box 619616, Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, Texas, 75261-9616, USA
Phone Number: +1 817 963 12 34, +1 800 349 32 44
Fax Number: +1 817 967 41 62
E-mail: [email protected]

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