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About North American Airlines

North American Airlines was an American airline that operated flights between 1980 and 2014. The airline offered scheduled passenger flights as well as cargo services within the USA and Mexico.

North American Airlines was founded in 1980 as an air cargo carrier, focusing on international routes. In 1986, the airline transformed into a passenger service, starting with connections between New York City, Florida and the Caribbean. During the 1990s, North American Airlines expanded its network, reaching more destinations across the eastern and southern United States, and adding Mexico to its route network.

In the early 2000s, North American Airlines faced financial difficulties due to rising fuel costs and an increase in competition. The airline attempted to restructure its business model and routes but failed to stabilise. This ultimately led to the airline filing for bankruptcy and ceasing operations in 2014.

Baggage Allowance

Carry-on Baggage

Based on general industry standards, North American Airlines likely had maximum weight and dimension restrictions for carry-on baggage.

The maximum weight for carry-on baggage may have been 10kg and the maximum dimensions may have been around 55 x 40 x 23cm.

Checked Baggage

Checked baggage may have been restricted to up to 23kg per bag.

Check-In Information

Airport Check-In

For flights with North American Airlines, passengers would need to check in at the airport.

For domestic flights, check-in counters may have been open up to 45 minutes before departure.

For international flights, airport check-in may have been open up to 1 hour before departure.

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Destinations that North American Airlines flew to

Before ceasing operations, North American Airlines operated scheduled flights across various cities in the United States and Mexico, including Baltimore, Atlanta, Orlando, Houston, San Antonio, Cancun and Guadalajara.

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John F. Kennedy International Airport

John F. Kennedy International Airport, situated in New York City, is one of the busiest airports in the US and a major international gateway. It has 6 terminals and 4 runways, serving over 60 million passengers annually and connecting travellers to destinations worldwide.

From 1980 to 2014, North American Airlines used JFK as its hub and central base of operations. It was the main point of origin and destination for many North American Airlines flights.

John F. Kennedy International Airport is currently a hub for American Airlines and Delta Air Lines. It's also an operating base for JetBlue and Norse Atlantic Airways.


Before ceasing operations, North American Airlines operated its flights within the Americas with the following aircraft in its fleet:

  • 1 x Boeing 757-200ER
  • 5 x Boeing 767-300ER