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American Airlines at a Glance

American Airlines’ History and Route Overview


American Airlines has been in operation since 1926. The airline started off as a mail carrier. They switched to a passenger airline with the invention of the DC-3 plane. This plane revolutionized the industry gearing it towards passenger flights.


They are considered the largest airline based on revenue, destinations and fleet size. The airline flies to over 345 domestic and international flight destinations. They fly to over forty-nine countries and offer non-stop flights to many popular European cities including London, Paris and Madrid. Very few airlines offer the range of destinations that American Airlines offers. Their baggage fees are reasonable. Your first checked baggage is twenty-five dollars for domestic flights, and free on international flights. Extra baggage fees may apply based on destination and weight. You may take one carry-on and one small personal item on-board with you.


Planes in AA’s Fleet


American Airlines operates mostly Airbus and Boeing planes. The airline has recently updated the majority of their fleet. The Boeing 777 and 737 are equipped with new entertainment packages and the addition of seats with extra leg room. In the business class section, full lie-down seats were added. Business class also received a state-of-the-art entertainment upgrade including Bose noise cancelling headphones.


On American Airlines, all in-seat entertainment is free. With games, movies, TV shows and music, American Spotlight offers the largest selection of entertainment of any U.S. based airline. Select U.S. flights also offer wireless streaming. The airline also has first class and business class cabins available on most flights. American Airlines has several economy options including: premium, main extra, main and basic. These options vary in leg room, food options, price and entertainment. Not all options are available on all flights. It is best to check the company website for more information.