American Airlines

Founded
1926
Type
Full Service Carrier
Fleet size
965
Destinations
350
Passengers per year
148,179,056

American Airlines is one of the largest airlines in the United States. The airline has a large domestic operation in the US but also operates many flights to multiple destinations around the world.

Organization

American Airlines is fully owned by the American Airlines Group. The airline has one subsidiary which is called American Eagle, it operates many domestic flights. American Airlines employs over 125,000 people.

Parent company
American Airlines Group
Alliance
Oneworld
Frequent Flyer Program
AAdvantage

History

American Airlines was founded in 1926 as a mail-carrying airline. In 1929 the predecessor of American Airlines, The Aviation Company, was formed by a merge between Robertson Aircraft Corporation and Colonial Air Transport. One year later, the airline changed its name to American Airways. In 1934, the airline needed to change its name again because of a reorganization. Since that year, the airline was called by its current name, American Airlines. Eventually, in 1936, the airline started to carry passengers as well.

Passengers

2015
118,290,696
2016
144,189,749
2017
144,861,421
2018
148,179,056

Baggage

Passengers flying in Economy Class are permitted to bring 1 piece of carry-on baggage free of charge. In addition, passengers are permitted to bring 1 personal item with them on board. The amount of permitted checked bags that can be taken free of charge depends on the travel class and destination. Please consult website American Airlines for more information.

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In-flight Wi-Fi

American Airlines offers in-flight Wi-Fi on almost all its aircraft and routes at an additional fee. Please consult website American Airlines for more information.

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