Founded in 1930, American Airlines commenced operations in 1934. This United States-based airline is headquartered at Fort Worth, Texas and lives by its dictum, “The new American is arriving.”
The American Airlines fleet consists of 627 aircraft and the average age of the fleet is 14.7 years.
American Airlines serves four continents, trailing Delta Air Lines and United, which both serve six each. Hubs at Dallas/Fort Worth and Miami serve as gateways to the Americas, while American's Chicago hub is the airline's primary gateway to Europe and Asia. New York’s Kennedy Airport (JFK) is a primary gateway for both the Americas and Europe, while the Los Angeles hub (LAX) is the primary gateway to Asia. Lambert-St Louis International Airport served as a regional hub for several years.
On Board Facilities
You have varieties to choose from when it comes to on-board entertainment, with an updated library of classic and current movie movies, TV shows and news programmes or you can tune into a world of music with the high quality Bose® QuietComfort® 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones. In the First Class, you can experience an in-seat personal video system with personal viewing monitors and a vast library of Audio Video on Demand programming, power ports, individual laptop, personal reading lights, individual satellite telephones and Bose® QuietComfort® 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones on all transatlantic flights. While in the Business Class cabin, your personal touch screen monitor will provide you a wide library of entertainment from films and TV shows to news, music videos, games and CDs to enjoy on demand. If you are in the Economy Class, then you can enjoy seatback video with a library of movies, TV and audio programs or overhead movie screens and power ports that give you the freedom to listen to your CD/DVD player, recharge your mobile phone, or work on your laptop.
Top notch lounge facilities and an option of the flagship lounge for first class customers, along with web based and kiosk check-ins are available.
You can conveniently reserve your tickets and special facility online like for expectant mothers, infants, disability and medical cases.
Before You Leave Home
Make sure you check the baggage limits and pack accordingly like for economy class. You are allowed one checked bag with maximum weight of 23kgs/50lbs. The first class and business class can check three bags at no charge when traveling on American Airlines or connecting with British Airways or Iberia. However, the total dimensions of each checked bag may not exceed 62in/157cm (length + width + height) for all customers and finally check your flight-status to adjust your schedule before you bid adieu to your home.