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- Some airlines will allow travel for unaccompanied minors. Please email us to check.
- The fare is based on the child's age on the date of travel.
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- Most airlines will let infants travel with their parent(s) for free. However some airlines will charge up to 10% of the adult ticket price. Click on 'Price Breakdown' to find out more.
- If you are pregnant, but due before the flight departure date, please contact us once your baby is born and has a name. We can then add him/her to your ticket.
- Infants will not be given a seat. The airlines expect parents to travel with them on their lap.
- Airlines regard infants as being under 24 months old.
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About American Airlines
American Airlines is a major airline based in Texas and flies to many destinations worldwide. The airline currently flies to many destinations around the world, the full list of current destinations can be viewed below in the ‘Destinations’ section. You can pay for your flights on Alternative Airlines with PayPal Credit or with other payment methods. American Airlines has codeshare agreements with Air Tahiti Nui, Fiji Airways (Air Pacific), Cape Air, Alaska Airlines, Interjet, Gulf Air, Jetstar Airways and Korean Air.
With nearly 200 daily departures operated by the youngest fleet of the global network carriers in the U.S., the only three-class transcontinental service, unmatched customer service on the ground and in the air and more than eight decades of experience serving Los Angeles, this airline has a rich history as Southern California’s premier airline to domestic and international destinations.
The fleet includes Airbus A319-100, Airbus A320-200, Airbus A321-200, Airbus A330-200, Airbus A330-300 and Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
San Jose Dallas
Dallas San Francisco
Dallas Los Angeles
Buenos Aires Dallas
Carry-on baggage must not exceed 22 x 14 x 9 inches or 56 x 36 x 23cm.
Please check your flight details for checked baggage requirements.
Musical instruments are allowed to be placed in carry-on baggage and checked baggage. Find out more about these policies on flying with a musical instrument.
Online check-in for flights is available from 24 hours before the flight until 45 minutes before departure (or 90 minutes for international flights).
Airport check-in is available 45 minutes before departure for domestic flights and 60 minutes prior to departure for international flights. Please report to the airline’s check-in desk or kiosk to begin airport check-in.
Dallas/ Fort Worth International Airport
Dallas/ Fort Worth International Airport is the main international airport serving Dallas. It is the main hub airport also for UPS Airlines and Ameriflight. It has seven runways and receives nearly 65 million passengers every year.
Other airlines that use Dallas/Fort Worth as its hub include Frontier, Spirit Airlines, Envoy Air, Skywest Airlines, Volaris, Sun Country Airlines, United Airlines, United Express and previously Air Jamaica and ATA Airlines.
One World Alliance
Oneworld alliance is a leading global airline network, with 15 member airlines. Oneworld alliance was founded and now consists of member airline such as Cathay Pacific, Finnair, LAN, TAM, Malaysia, Qantas, Qatar, SriLankan Airlines, Iberia, British Airways and many others. Oneworld alliance covers more than a thousand destinations in 155 countries.
The main cabin offers Economy seats and standard legroom.
The airline also offers:
- Economy Plus
- Premium Economy
- First Class service
Economy class comes in three fares; Basic Economy, Main Cabin and Main Cabin Extra. All fares include free carry-on baggage, with each increasing fare including things such as free entertainment systems, free snacks, complimentary beer and wine in your flight and extra legroom.
Economy Class Facilities
Passengers will receive complimentary snacks and soft drinks, free carry on baggage and free entertainment; everything you’ll need to relax in comfort for your flight. Passengers who have selected the higher fare will also be able to select their seat at the point of booking, rather than waiting till check-in.
Economy Class Seats
Economy class seats are basic but comfortable. When choosing Main Cabin Extra, passengers can enjoy extra legroom as they sit at the front of the main cabin, allowing them to stretch out and relax more easily.
Premium Economy Class
Premium Economy passengers enjoy selected special amenities, from privileges in the airport meaning you can swiftly pass through check-in, security and boarding, to a premium experience in the cabin.
Premium Economy Class Facilities
On the plane, passengers will receive amenity bags to help them stay comfortable, refreshed and relaxed. A premium, chef-inspired, meal will also be part of the service, where flight length permits.
Premium Economy Class Seats
Seats are wider in premium economy, with more legroom. The leather seats are also extendable, allowing passengers to adjust to their own personal comfort level. Seats also now feature power charging outlets and USB ports.
Business Class tickets allow passengers excellent service and facilities on flights. On short international flights (between the US, Bermuda, Canada, the Caribbean, Mexico, Puerto Rico and South American cities.
Business Class Facilities
Stay connected on your Business Class flight with WIFI on selected aircraft. Passengers will be able to relax in maximum comfort with complimentary pillows and blankets.
What are the Business Class Seats Like?
Business Class seats are wider and allow ample legroom for you to stretch out on board your flight.
American Airlines passengers receive a 5-star service, from their time on the ground and up in the air. First class passengers get priority of check-in, security boarding, and receiving their checked luggage before other travellers meaning their experience on the ground is swift and seamless.
What does First Class Include?
First Class passengers will receive premium seats, which are wider, have more legroom and lie-flat (on international flights), allowing you to fully relax. First Class passengers will also enjoy a premium dining menu and free entertainment. An amenity kit will also be provided, including skincare and other comfort items such as slippers, pillows and blankets.
Does First Class Facilities Have a First Class Lounge?
Passengers travelling internationally in First Class will enjoy the premium Flagship Lounge in selected hub cities, which includes a spa, showers, food and more.
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Buying American Airlines plane tickets with Alternative Airlines and PayPal is simple to do. Once you have chosen the American Airlines routes you want to fly on, just select PayPal and PayPal Credit at the checkout and either sign up or login into your PayPal account to pay. Collect your AAdvantage points by entering your Frequent Flyer Number during the booking process.
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American Airlines offers Live TV and Entertainment services on both domestic and international flights. Sit back and enjoy your flight with excellent range of free entertainment services.
On almost all flights, you can stream a wide range of movies to your phone, tablet or laptop. All you have to do is download the American app onto your device. For domestic flights, go to airborne.gogoinflight.com. For international flights, go to aa.viasat.com or aainflight.com. Then click on "Free Entertainment" or "Watch Now." Then select the movie of you choice!
You can access Live TV on your flight. If flying domestically, simply connect to the "gogoinflight" WIFI network and go to airborne.gogoinflight.com. Select Live Television from the menu, then choose a TV channel and enjoy! For those flying internationally, choose the "AA inflight" WIFI network and go to www.aainflight.com. Click on the entertainment tab then choose the TV channel you want to watch. Live TV is not available on American Eagle flights without WIFI.
Enjoy high-speed WIFI when you fly with American Airlines. Keeping you connected thousands of feet in the air, ultra-fast WIFI gives you access to all of your favourite streaming service, emails and messages, so you don't have to miss out on your favourite shows or important updates at work while you're flying. The airline's WIFI is available on most domestic services and all international services that are operated by the Boeing 777-300ER.
WIFI starts at $10 USD. If you fly with the airline frequently, you can sign up to the Monthly American Airlines Plan for $45.95 per month (excluding tax), which gains you access to WIFI on all flights in which it's available.
You can access the American Airlines website for free on any flight where WIFI is available.
Basic Economy can purchase food and snacks on board the flight, but meals must be purchased prior to departure by contacting the airline.
For passengers in the Main Cabin, complimentary snacks will be offered, with additional food and snacks available to purchase. Routes including LAX to JFK and SFO to JFK will include a complimentary meal.
Passengers in Premium Economy, Business Class, First Class and Flagship classes will be offered premium dining, including complimentary meals and snacks. To vie and reserve your preferred meal, book online to avoid disappointment.
Meals can be reserved and purchased 30 days before travel and up to 24 hours before departure time. This must be done by logging into your account here.
Special Dietary Requirements
Special meals are available on select flights. These must be booked at least 24 hours before scheduled departure time, done online using the link above or by calling American Airlines direct.
Drinks & Alcohol
Soft, hot and alcoholic drinks are available to purchase on all flights. In addition, passengers in the main cabin are given complimentary soft drinks, Main Cabin Extra passengers are offered complimentary beer, wine and spirits and passengers in Premium Economy, Business, First of Flagship complimentary beers, wines and spirits are offered to complement the inflight menu.
Frequent Flyer Program
Passengers can choose their preferred seats for free if they are AAdvantage elite status members, Oneworld Sapphire, Oneworld Emerald and Oneworld Ruby members and customers who purchase a full-fare Main Cabin ticket. In-flight Wifi, On board power and good connectivity is available on selected domestic and international flights. Seat back screens with free entertainment and, on selected flights, American Airlines Business Class travellers can use the Samsung Galaxy tablet, loaded with new movie releases, hit TV programs, games, music and best-selling book excerpts. Passengers can choose from a variety of snacks and fresh meals for sale. Additionally, complimentary meals, beer and wine are available on most international flights.
Pets and Emotional Support Animals
Thinking of flying with either a dog or cat, service animal, pet, or an emotional support animal, see all information and learn more with about taking an animal on a American Airlines flight.
Need to buy an emergency flight on American Airlines? Alternative Airlines understands this can be a stressful process and are happy to help you through making your emergency reservation with American Airlines. You see all information on flying in an emergency and flying for a funeral.
Speciality Items and Sports Equipment
Special rules apply to special items such as golf clubs, bicycles and surfboards. It is important to check the maximum weight and height of such items with the airline before flying. Bicycles are considered one piece of checked luggage as long as they are no heavier than 50lbs (22kg). For information on how to pack your bike for air travel, as well as an overview of airline policies visit our "Flying with a Bike" page.
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April 16, 2019: American Airlines to Add Service to Bentonville from Philadelphia.
American Airlines has announced that it will begin daily year-round service from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) to Bentonville, Arkansas Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA) beginning September 4, marking the first non-stop flights between Philadelphia and Bentonville.