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American Airlines

About American Airlines

American Airlines, merged with US Airways in 2015, is one of the largest airlines in the world with the largest fleet size worldwide as well as highest amount of revenue earned. It was founded in 1926 and started operations 10 years later in 1936. Its fleet size of almost 950 aircraft serves 350 destinations domestically as well as internationally. A founding member of the oneworld alliance, it is partnered with other alliance members such as Iberia, British Airways and Finnair.

American Airlines has codeshare agreements with various airlines including Etihad Airways, Jet Airways and Korean Air. For transpacific flights, it has joint venture arrangements with Qantas and Japan Airlines. The airline also flies to numerous American destinations such as Los Angeles, Miami and Chicago, while European destinations include the cities of London and Manchester in the United Kingdom, Frankfurt and Munich in Germany, plus Madrid and Barcelona in Spain. Read American Airline reviews and find the best flight deals on Opodo.

Online check-in

For domestic American Airline flights it is possible to check in online from 24 hours up until 45 minutes before the departure of the flight. For all international flights, online check-in will be available up until 90 minutes prior to the flight's departure. In order to check in online, passengers must enter their first and last name as well as their Record Locator, or booking reference number. Once check-in is complete, passengers will receive their boarding pass which they can either print right away or have emailed to them to print at a later date. Boarding passes can also be saved on a mobile device.

Hand luggage allowance

All passengers travelling on an American Airlines flight can take 1 piece of hand baggage as well as 1 personal item. These items include handbags, cameras and laptop cases. Hand luggage should not be larger than 56 x 36 x 23 cm, including the wheels and handle, as it must fit in the overhead locker. Musical instruments that meet the hand baggage requirements are permitted to be taken instead of a piece of baggage. Liquids are also allowed on board as long as each container does not exceed 100 ml. All liquid containers must fit into a sealed plastic bag.

Checked baggage allowance

The amount of hold luggage a passenger can take with them on American Airlines flights is dependent on their flight route. Those who are flying domestically within the United States or to a transpacific or transatlantic location are allowed up to 10 pieces of checked luggage. Passengers flying on an American Airlines flight to all other routes are only allowed up to 5 pieces of luggage.

Checked luggage must not exceed 23 kg for all flights except for Brazil, where the allowance is up to 32 kg. The size of the luggage may not exceed 158 cm once all of the dimensions of the luggage have been added together.

Airline Information

  • Airline name: American Airlines
  • IATA code: AA
  • Year Founded: 1926
  • Headquarters: Texas, United States
  • Website:

Latest customer reviews on American Airlines flights

4.3 /5
Total reviews based on: 3
San Diego
Heathrow - Lindbergh International Airport ( LHR - SAN )
4.0 /5
Date 2018-02-24 City UK Age 51-70 Class Economy

The flight serves two meals and on the outward leg, the vegetarian mail meal (tomato pasta) was exactly the same.

4.0 /5
1 reviews
State College
Heathrow - University Park Arpt ( LHR - SCE )
4.0 /5
Date 2017-12-30 Class Economy

Too expensive. However, leg room in economy was ok. Food and service ok. Entertainment system difficult to use but a good selection of films. Couldn't book seats online.

4.0 /5
1 reviews
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