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About American Airlines

American Airlines is a major American airline based in Texas and flies to many destinations worldwide. American Airlines flies to destinations such as Saint John's, Buenos Aires, Sydney, Nassau, Santiago, Beijing, Shanghai, Bgota, Barranquilla, Cali, Cancun, Merida, Managua, Panama City, Lima, Puerto Vallarta, Santa Ana, San Diego, Oakland, Ontario, Edinburgh, Philadelphia and many others. Buy American Airlines flights 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, American Airlines has a rich history as Southern California’s premier airline to domestic and international destinations.


American Airlines Fleet

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


American Airlines Popular Routes

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American Airlines Route Map

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American Airlines Baggage

Carry-on Baggage

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

Checked Baggage

Please check your flight details for checked baggage requirements. 

Musical Instruments

American Airlines allow musical instruments to be placed in carry-on baggage and checked baggage. Find out more about American Airlines and other airlines policies on flying with a musical instrument.


American Airlines Check-In Information

Online Check-In

Online check-in for American Airlines 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 American Airlines check-in desk or kiosk to begin airport check-in. 


American Airlines 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 for American Airlines, 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 AirlinesEnvoy Air, Skywest Airlines, Volaris, Sun Country Airlines, United AirlinesUnited Express and previously Air Jamaica.


Dallas/ Fort Worth International Airport


American Airlines and 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.

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American Airlines Class Fares


American Airlines offer main cabin with Economy seats and standard legroom. 

Also American Airlines offers

Economy Plus

Premium Economy


First Class service


American Airlines Business Class

Business Class tickets allow passengers excellent service and facilities on American Airlines flights. On short international flights (between the US, Bermuda, Canada, the Caribbean, Mexico, Puerto Rico and South American cities.

American Airlines Business Class Facilities

Stay connected on your American Airlines Business Class flight with WIFI on selected aircraft. Passengers will be able to relax in maximum comfort with complimentary pillows and blankets.

What are American Airlines Business Class Seats Like?

American Airlines' Business Class seats are wider and allow ample legroom for you to stretch out on board your flight with American.


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American Airlines Airlines Payment Plan

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American Airlines In-flight Entertainment

American Airlines offers Live TV and Entertainment services on both domestic and international flights. Sit back and enjoy your flight with American Airlines excellent range of free entertainment services.

American Airlines Movies

On almost all American Airlines 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 you choice!

American Airlines TV

You can access Live TV on your American Airlines 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. 


American Airlines WIFI

Enjoy high-speed WIFI when you fly with American Airlines. Keeping you connected thousands of feet in the air, ultra-fast WIFI with American Airlines 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. American Airlines WIFI is available on most domestic services and all international services that are operated by the Boeing 777-300ER.


American Airlines WIFI Price

WIFI on American Airlines flights is available starting at $10 USD. If you fly with American Airlines 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 American Airlines flights in which it's available. 

You can access the American Airlines website for free on any flight where WIFI is available. 


American Airlines Food

American Airlines 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 vie and reserve your preferred meal, book online to avoid disappointment.

American Airlines 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 American Airlines account here.


American Airlines Special Dietary Requirements

American Airlines offer special meals 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, Hindu, Kosher, Lacto-ovo vegetarian, Low fat, Low Sodium, Muslim, Non-lactose, Vegetarian/Vegan.


American Airlines 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.


American Airlines Frequent Flyer Program


American Airlines 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 with American Airlines. 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. American airlines offer in flight meals depending on length and destination, 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 on American Airlines

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.


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American Airlines 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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American Airlines News

 26th October 2018

American Airlines add additional routes next summer

American Airlines will be adding an additional 18 new routes to its route network next summer. Included in the new services is the airlines' first ever flight to Glacier National Park. The new services are as follows:

From Dallas/Fort Worth

To San Luis Obispo. American Airlines will fly this service once a day from 2nd April 2019 using an Embraer 175 aircraft.

To Myrtle Beach. American Airlines will this service once a day from 3rd May 2019 using an Embraer 175 aircraft.

To Kalispell. American Airlines will fly once a day from 6th June 2019 using an Embraer 175 aircraft.

To Harrisburg. American Airlines will once a day from 6th June 2019 on an Embraer 175 aircraft.

To Santa Rosa. American Airlines will fly once a day from 6th June 2019 using an Embraer 175 aircraft.


From Washington Reagan National

To Melbourne, Flordia. American Airlines will fly this service every weekend from 4th May 2019 using an Embraer 175 aircraft.


From Los Angeles International

To Santa Rosa. American Airlines will fly this service once a day from 3rd May 2019 using an Embraer 175 aircraft.

To Kalispell. American Airlines will fly this service once a day from 6th June 2019 using an Embraer 175 aircraft.


From New York LaGuardia

To Columbia. American Airlines will this service once a day from 3rd May 2019 using an Embraer 145 aircraft.

To Asheville. American Airlines will fly this service every weekend from 4th May 2019 using an Embraer 175 aircraft.

To Daytona Beach. American Airlines will fly this service every weekend from 4th May 2019 using an Embraer 175 aircraft.

To Jackson. American Airlines will fly this service from 8th June 2019 using an Airbus A319 aircraft.

To Halifax. American Airlines will fly this service from 15th June 2019 using an Embraer 175 aircraft.


From Chicago O'Hare

To Manchester, New Hampshire. American Airlines will fly once a day from 6th June 2019 using a CRJ 700 aircraft.

To Kalispell. American Airlines will fly once a day from 6th June 2019 using Embraer 175 aircraft.

To Durango. American Airlines will fly once a day from 8th June 2019 using a CRJ 700 aircraft.


From Philadelphia

To Halifax. American Airlines will fly once a day from 13th June 2019 using an Embraer 175 aircraft. 


From Phoenix

To Religh Durham. American Airlines will this service once a day from 3rd May 2019 using an Airbus A320 aircraft.


 26th October 2018

American Airlines and Los Angeles World Airports Begin 1.6 Billion Reimagining of Terminals 4 and 5

American Airlines and Los Angeles World Airports officially began a $1.6 billion modernisation project that will work to transform terminals 4 and 5 of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The project will update the infrastructure of LAX's two busiest terminals and facilitate check-in and security processes. It is expected the project will bring will bring a large number of jobs to the area and increase the state's revenue.


4th September 2018

American Airlines will retire Boeing aircraft

American Airlines recently announced that it is to retire the 23 Boeing 767-300 aircraft within its fleet. Managing Director of Fleet Planning, Ryan Travis has revealed that the 767-300 will be completely gone from American Airlines fleet by mid-2021. American Airlines has a long history with the Boeing 767-300 aircraft, this year marks the 25th anniversary of when the very first aircraft of its type was delivered to the airline. 


The airline has a number of Boeing 787s on order, which are expected to be delivered at the same time that the 767-300s are retiring and will act as a direct replacement.


31st August 2018

American Airlines to link Philadelphia with Edinburgh in 2019

American Airlines will launch a service next year that will fly between Philadelphia and Edinburgh once a day. Flights between Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Edinburgh Airport (EDI) will run from 2nd April—26th October 2019 and will carry passengers using a Boeing B-757 aircraft. The flight has an estimated journey time of 7 hours and 15 minutes. Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport, Gordon Dewar, stated that he's glad to see that American Airlines identify Edinburgh as an important destination within their flight network and he believes this will strengthen their relationship going into the new year and beyond. American Airlines reservations for the Philadelphia—Edinburgh route are available to purchase now with Alternative Airlines.


11th June 2018

American Airlines launches new non-stop flights to Philadelphia

American Airline will now fly non-stop from Will Rogers World Airport, Oklahoma, to Philadelphia International Airport. From this week, the two new flights have been put on sale, in a bid to increase connectivity between the Northeast and trans-Atlantic. The move is integral for Oklahoma business travellers, who will see this new non-stop Eats Coast service as a massive corporate opportunity, as they will save over two hours in journey times.  The first flight departs at 5:45 a.m. to make northeast connections in the morning, and the second is at 10:52 a.m. to make transatlantic connections in the afternoon. Flights will depart from Philadelphia at 9:10 p.m. and 11:44 p.m. You will now be able to make this non-stop flight reservation through Alternative Airlines. 


1st June 2018

Boeing outsell Airbus thanks to American Airlines order

Airbus and Boeing have long been in a battle over the number of orders they take in, and according to reports, April of this year was no different. Statistics show that Boeing outsold Airbus 78 to 68 in April 2018. American Airlines were among the airlines that Boeing sold to.

The following is an overview of the sales that Boeing made in April 2018:

  • Boeing sold 25 Boeing 787-9 aircraft to American Airlines
  • Boeing leased a further 22 Boeing 787-8 aircraft to American Airlines
  • UTAir Aviation look to replace their Boeing 737NG aircraft with an order of 30 Boeing 737 MAX's
  • Boeing sold 1 Boeing 787-8 aircraft to Uzbekistan Airways, which will be Uzbekistan Airway's 8th Boeing 787-8 to join its fleet


14th May 2018

American Airlines branches out to Podcasts

American Airlines. First, you could take to the skies. Then you could search and make your American Airlines booking online. Now you can listen all about the whats and whys the business has developed as such in their new podcast. Earlier this year, the airline was debating ideas around about how to reach its more than 120,000 employees. They quickly settled on a podcast format. "Tell Me Why,", the title of the new venture narrates little bites of American Airlines corporate wherefores, generally no longer than eight minutes. This was debuted in January, in response to an internal survey that found employees wanted to hear more from the company. Topics have included American's rationale behind adding certain routes, fares and work day issues. This week, the company  plans to state its new rules for passengers bringing emotional-support animals on board its flights on its 19th "Tell Me Why" episode. The show features a company executive, and Albert Rizzi, an advocate for accessibility for the blind and founder of My Blind Spot, an advocacy group for the blind that has been working with American to help make its platforms more accessible for the blind.


28th February 2018

American Airlines, Qantas re-seek U.S. nod for joint venture

American Airlines Group Inc (AAL.O) and Qantas Airways Ltd (QAN.AX) are making a second attempt at gaining U.S. regulatory permission for a venture that would allow them to coordinate prices and schedules, threatening to cancel services if they are rejected.


28th February 2018

American Airlines, Qantas re-seek U.S. nod for joint venture

American Airlines Group Inc (AAL.O) and Qantas Airways Ltd (QAN.AX) are making a second attempt at gaining U.S. regulatory permission for a venture that would allow them to coordinate prices and schedules, threatening to cancel services if they are rejected.

The pair’s application for a joint venture covering the United States, Australia and New Zealand was rejected in 2016 under the Obama administration amid opposition from rival carriers Hawaiian Airlines Inc and JetBlue Airways Corp.

The airlines have said they hope the new administration will look more favorably on an application as President Donald Trump has promised to boost U.S. industry through lighter regulation and a more hands-off approach to anti-trust enforcement.

“The proposed joint business will significantly improve service, stimulate demand and unlock more than $300 million annually in consumer benefits that are not achievable through any other form of cooperation,” Qantas said in a statement on Tuesday.

The statement added that a rejection could result in Qantas reducing the frequency of, downgrading or even cancelling its A380 service between Sydney and Dallas/Fort Worth, while American may further reduce services between Los Angeles and Sydney and Auckland.

American Airlines and Qantas currently rely on codeshare agreements to make those routes economically viable. If the venture is approved, the two could offer more flights, including to cities not currently served by either.



21st September 2017

American Airlines to launch Los Angeles to Beijing flights after months-long delay

American Airlines will launch daily service from Los Angeles to Beijing this November, bringing to an end a stalemate with the Chinese government over airport access that led to a months-long delay. The inaugural flight will depart on Nov. 5 from Los Angeles International Airport at 10:55 a.m. and arrive in Beijing at 4:20 p.m. local time. American first announced the start of service on social media last month. The new route will help grow American’s China presence and strengthen its international service at Los Angeles International Airport, where the Fort Worth-based career will be the only U.S. airline offering nonstop

American first received permission from the U.S. government to operate the coveted route last November, beating out a bid by rival Delta Air Lines. Under the current bilateral aviation agreement, U.S. carriers are limited to a total of 154 weekly flights to China. But the Chinese government didn’t immediately grant American takeoff and landing slots at Beijing Capital International Airport, the world’s second-largest airport by passenger traffic. That prompted American Airlines to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Transportation where it described the situation as one of several instances where Chinese authorities were obstructing access to their airports.

There was little visible progress made on resolving the issue until this summer, when American Airlines informed the DOT that it received suitable takeoff and landing slots and planned to begin service in November. In a Tuesday interview,  American’s CEO Doug Parker said the company’s recent $200 million investment in China Southern Airlines played a role in securing the airport slots. “We had to work with the Chinese government, and the relationship with China Southern helped a lot,” Parker said. The Los Angeles-to-Beijing route will be American’s sixth daily flight from the U.S. to China. The carrier currently has service from DFW International Airport and Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport to both Beijing and Shanghai. It also has an existing Los Angeles-to-Shanghai flight.


 18th September 2017

American Airlines to start all-year, daily service to Eagle County’s airport

For years, only one airline — United, through a subsidiary — has provided daily, all-year air service to the Eagle County Regional Airport. That number will double starting in the spring.

American Airlines for years has brought seasonal daily service from Dallas. The airline announced in May it would expand that daily service through the fall and announced recently it would continue daily service through the spring and into the summer.

Mike Brumbaugh is the owner of Venture Sports. He's also the current chairman of the EGE Air Alliance, a consortium of local governments and business interests dedicated to improving air service into the airport.


Like flights into Salt Lake City, flights from Dallas will put visitors minutes, not hours, from the resorts.

Vail Resort Rentals owner Dale Bugby said the daily shoulder-season flights from Dallas could be "huge."

Second-home owners may end up flying into the Vail Valley more frequently, Bugby said.

"I think it's great for the economy. People will use it," Bugby said.

The future of the daily Dallas flight may also be enhanced by connections to Mexico and South America through Dallas.

"Expanded air service is not huge numbers in terms of overall people, but it's the different people that might come," Bugby said.

Beyond visitors, through, both Bugby and Brumbaugh said the shoulder-season flights could be a boon for residents.

"You're talking about three extra hours, and then parking" at Denver International Airport, Bugby said.

Brumbaugh acknowledged that flights out of Eagle are often more expensive than equivalent flights from Denver. But there's more than money in the equation, he added.


Brumbaugh said he and his wife recently traveled overseas with another local couple. On the return trip, both couples flew from Germany into Dallas. The Brumbaughs flew from Dallas to Denver; the friends flew from Dallas to Eagle.

"We left at about the same time and they got home 12 hours before we did," Brumbaugh said. After what he described as an "awesome" trip, Brumbaugh said his stress level was soon back at pre-trip levels after fighting construction, traffic and other delays. Then there's the fact that after a lengthy trip, the Brumbaughs' parking charge in Denver was more than $200.

"If I'm flying out of Eagle, parking is five minutes and security is another 20, max," he said. A difference of $100 per ticket for two people is easily justified by time and frustration saved, he said.

That price difference quickly becomes daunting for family travel, but for one or two people, the convenience far outweighs the cost, Brumbaugh said.

A ski-season flight to Phoenix seemed to be well-used by locals, Brumbaugh said. Adding all-year access to Dallas will make the airport a better option for local travelers, he said.

"I think once locals find out about this, they're going to use it," he said.