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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.


Domestic Destinations

Albany Albuquerque Anchorage Atlanta
Austin Baltimore Baton Rouge Bentonville
Boise Boston Bozeman Buffalo
Burbank Charlotte Chicago Cincinnati
Cleveland Colorado Springs Columbus Dallas
Dayton Denver Des Moines Detroit
El Paso Flagstaff Fort Lauderdale Fort Myers
Fresno Greensboro Harrisburg Hartford
Hayden Honolulu Houston Indianapolis
Jackson Jacksonville Kahului Kailua-Kona
Kansas City Key West Knoxville Las Vegas
Lihue Los Angeles Louisville Memphis
Miami Milwaukee Minneapolis Montrose
Nashville New Orleans New York City Newark
Norfolk Oakland Oklahoma City Omaha
Ontario Orlando Palm Springs Philadelphia
Phoenix Pittsburgh Portland, ME Portland, OR
Providence Raleigh Reno Richmond
Rochester Sacramento Salt Lake City San Antonio
San Diego San Francisco San Jose Santa Ana
Santa Barbara Santa Fe Seattle St. Louis
Syracuse Tampa Tucson Tulsa
Vail Washington, D.C. West Palm Beach Wichita
Wilmington Worcester Fargo

International Destinations

Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Aruba Australia
Bahamas Barbados Belize Bermuda
Uruguay Bonaire Brazil Canada
Cayman Islands Chile China Colombia
Costa Rica Croatia Cuba Curaçao
Czech Republic Dominican Republic Ecuador El Salvador
France Germany Greece Grenada
Guadeloupe Guatemala Guyana Haiti
Honduras Hong Kong Hungary Iceland
Ireland Italy Jamaica Japan
Martinique Mexico Netherlands New Zealand
Nicaragua Panama Peru Portugal
Puerto Rico 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 United States Virgin Islands

Popular Routes

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Route Map

American Airlines Route Map


American Airline passengers are permitted to carry one piece of carry on baggage, one piece of carry on baggage and one personal item onboard their flight.

Carry-on Baggage

Carry-on baggage must not exceed 22 x 14 x 9 inches or 56 x 36 x 23cm.

Checked Baggage

Checked Baggage must not exceed 158cm in measurement and 23kg in weight.

Musical Instruments

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.

Check-In Information

Online Check-In

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

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.

Hub Airport

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 airlines 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.

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Class Fares

The main cabin offers Economy seats and standard legroom.

The airline also offers:

Economy Class

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

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.

First Class

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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Payment Plan

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In-flight Entertainment

American Airlines offers Live TV and Entertainment services on both domestic and international flights. Sit back and enjoy your flight with an 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 For international flights, go to or Then click on "Free Entertainment" or "Watch Now." Then select the movie of your choice!


You can access Live TV on your flight. If flying domestically, simply connect to the "gogoinflight" WIFI network and go to 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 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 Price

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.


Meal Options

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 view 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.

Special meals on offer include Asian Vegetarian, Baby, Bland, Child’s, Diabetic, Gluten-free, Halal, Hindu, Kosher, Lacto-ovo vegetarian, Low fat, Low Sodium, Non-lactose, Vegetarian/Vegan.

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.


The fleet includes Airbus A319-100, Airbus A320-200, Airbus A321-200, Airbus A330-200, Airbus A330-300, Boeing 737-800, Boeing 777 and Boeing 787 aircraft.

Domestic Flights

As the largest carrier in the US by passengers served, fleet size and destinations, American Airlines is an established airline across the world, recognised as one of the top airlines flying in and out of the country. But, alongside its international flights, the airline is also one of the top choices for domestic flights within the country. It covers destinations in almost all states in the US, flying to well-over 100 destinations.

American Airlines has a domestic hub in each of Phoenix, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Miami, Chicago, New York City, Charlotte, Philadelphia and Dallas and connects these hubs with destinations all across the US. It also offers point-to-point flights, flying between destinations that aren't hubs too.

Most of the airline's domestic flights are flown by its regional brand, American Eagle, although, mainline American Airlines does fly some domestic flights too. American Eagle is actually made up of six different airlines that all fly under the AA brand and name. With a regional brand dedicated to domestic flights, the airline is able to fully separate and focus on its domestic and international flights individually.

What are the Cabins on Domestic Flights?

There are four different cabins on American Airlines domestic flights — Main Cabin, First, Flagship First and Flagship Business. The Main Cabin and First are available on all flights, whereas the Flagship First and Flagship Business are only available on transcontinental flights.

Main Cabin

The Main Cabin is available on all domestic flights, regardless of journey time.


First is the premium cabin for domestic flights that have shorter journey times and are non-transcontinental.

Flagship Business

Flagship Business is available on the following flights:

  • Los Angeles (LAX) - New York (JFK)
  • San Francisco (SFO) - New York (JFK)
  • LAX - Miami (MIA)

Flagship Business offers the next level of service up from Main Cabin.

Flagship First

Flagship First is also available on the following flights:

  • Los Angeles (LAX) - New York (JFK)
  • San Francisco (SFO) - New York (JFK)
  • LAX - Miami (MIA)

Flagship First is American Airlines' most luxurious cabin and gives passengers the highest standard of service that the airline has to offer.

Cancellation Policy

American Airlines' cancellation policy differs, depending on the fare rules of the ticket purchased.

All Basic Economy tickets are non-refundable and therefore cannot be cancelled or changed.

The airline does offer flexible options for Main Cabin, Premium Economy, Business Class and First Class tickets. These flights are either refundable or flexible, which means that they can be cancelled for a full or partial refund or the date of the flight can be changed. Depending on the fare rules of the ticket, this can be done completely free of charge or for a fee. The cancellation fee can differ from ticket to ticket and will be displayed in the fare rules.

Not all flights in Main Cabin, Premium Economy, Business Class and First Class are flexible, so it's important to check the fare rules of the ticket that you're going to or have purchased.

When booking a flight through Alternative Airlines, the fare rules are available to view when selecting the flight and will also be displayed on the e-ticket. If you're having trouble finding the fare rules of your ticket, please contact us and we'll let you know the cancellation, change and refund policy of your flight.

If you're looking for an extra layer of protection on your flight booking, Alternative Airlines offers Cancellation Protection for all American Airlines flights for peace of mind. Cancellation Protection entitles you to a refund if you can't use your flight due to any of the circumstances set out in the terms and conditions, such as scheduled airline failure, illness, redundancy, adverse weather and more. Cancellation Protection is available to add to your reservation at the time of booking.

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 American Airlines flight.

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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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Where do American Airlines fly?

American Airlines flies all across the world, to destinations in North America, South America, Oceania, Asia and Europe.

Does American Airlines fly to Chicago?

Yes, American Airlines and its regional brand, American Eagle, fly to Chicago from many different destinations within the US, as well as from cities outside of the US too. To find out more, visit our flying to Chicago with American Airlines page.