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American Airlines profile

American Airlines is the world’s largest airline, when measured by fleet size, revenue and scheduled passenger numbers. It operates around 6,700 flights a day to 350 destinations in more than 50 countries. It was a founding member of the Oneworld Alliance and operates out of ten hubs across the US. In total it handles around 51 million passengers every year.

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With hubs in Dallas, Chicago, Charlotte, Miami, Phoenix, Washington and Los Angeles, American Airlines and its subsidiaries, including American Eagle Airlines, carry around 140,000 passengers every day.

Connecting all the major cities in the US, it has hundreds of very popular routes and serves passengers from all works of life, with millions of people enjoying American Airlines vacations every year.

Popular American Airlines domestic flights:

  • New York to Los Angeles – 5 hours 40 minutes
  • Chicago to New York – 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Miami to Los Angeles – 5 hours 25 minutes
  • Washington to Dallas – 2 hours 45 minutes
  • Los Angeles to Chicago – 4 hours 15 minutes

Popular American Airlines international flights:

  • New York to London – 6 hours 45 minutes
  • New York to Paris – 6 hours 50 minutes
  • Miami to Madrid – 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Los Angeles to London – 10 hours 50 minutes
  • New York to Helsinki – 8 hours 10 minutes

American Airlines baggage allowance

You are allowed to take one carry-on bag and one personal item, which must fit under the seat in front of you. Your carry-on must fit in the sizer at the airport and in the overhead bin.

On some flights and for some passengers the first checked bag is complimentary but for other flights you will be charged for checked luggage, so check baggage allowances when booking. The fees can differ depending on your destination. The amount of luggage you can check also differs depending on where you are flying.

First class passengers and various other classes of traveller do not have to pay for certain amounts of checked baggage.

How to check-in with American Airlines

There are several American Airlines flight check-in options. Online check-in starts 24 hours before departure and ends 45 minutes before take-off for domestic flights (and 90 minutes for international flights).

You can also check-in with your mobile and receive a digital boarding card.

There are also curbside check-in, self-service check-in and counter check-in options at the airport.

American Airlines onboard experience

American Airlines offers free entertainment on its flights. You can use its free WiFi on your personal devices or use the seatback/overhead screens to watch TV or movies. Snacks and drinks are available on flights over 250 miles, with non-alcoholic beverages complimentary. Meals and drinks are free on transcontinental and international flights.

Recent Reviews for American Airlines

Jul 16, 2018

Mostly pleasantl though not happy being charged $50 to check in one suitcase

Jul 16, 2018

It was very strange that there were 3 couples in our row (that was 3 seats on each side of the aisle) and my husband and I were given the center seat, thus breaking up the 3 couples. All of us were not happy so we switched, but my husband and I ended up across the aisle from each other. This was very disappointing.

Jul 16, 2018

Unfortunately we had to wait in plane as ramps were closed due to storms. But it had nothing to do with AA services

Jul 16, 2018

Good leg room space, was surprised by the comfort, so much better than United

Jul 16, 2018

Agent who checked my bag was very very nice and extremely sweet.

Jul 16, 2018

I was mad that I missed my connection...

Jul 15, 2018

Awesome experience!

Jul 15, 2018

At least the changed the plane.... but new luggage allowance policy is terrible and food is inedible

Jul 15, 2018

Should have outlets between the seats.

Jul 15, 2018

i paid $10 for wifi, and it was worthless. did not work at all. and yes, we were above 10,000 feet