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 deals on flights on Opodo.
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.
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.
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.
First flight was on a really old plane that was far too small and ill equipped for a transatlantic journey. The plane had ashtrays and screens in the aisles you couldn't even see due to the overhead lockers. I got to spend 9.5 hrs listening to films. The second flight was cancelled due to damage to the plane and the replacement flight late due to computer problems.
Very good. Liked seating space - good leg room
For a short flight the service and efforts had been high.
Ok for what it was
Our checked bags did not arrive with us and they arrived over 24 hours later. The courier that took them to our accommodation in Denver was later than they told us and there was no way of checking when they would arrive which made our first day there stressful and also wasted and delayed nearly 2 days of our holiday
Very good service and will use again
All flights got delayed on return trip, missed connection flight because of it... would have been home by 6pm if on time; but did not arrive until closer to 10:30pm
An old plane Boeing 767 - 300. Old fashion overhead screens, limited inflight entertainment and poor sound quality. Meal/snack quality was poor. The flight attendanrs were brilliant and gave their best.
Although I chose my seats when I booked when I checked in on line they were not recorded and I had to have what was left
Interior of flight was outdated. Never been on international flight without your own entertainment. Food was poor and from JFK back to BHX it was vile. Flight was on time and staff was excellent.
No in flight entertainment for 8hr trip to Philadelphia on AA. Poor service
All went well but last connection at Heathrow less than ideal (1.5 hours but actually 1.25 by time we left plane). Thankful for system that had us 'fast tracked' and we made the flight- but would have preferred a wait between flights and will look out for this when choosing flights in future.
Better communication to your passengers about reasons for delays. Both incoming and outgoing international flights had delays, and very little was communicated to the passengers as to the nature of the delays. At one point, the plane on the outgoing flight was not there, and a replacement plane had to be found.
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