On April 15, 1926, Charles Lindbergh, Robertson Aircraft Corporation's chief pilot flew a bag of mail in a DH-4 biplane from Chicago to St. Louis. This flight is regarded as the first regularly scheduled flight of what was to become American Airlines. A big fleet flies passengers to over 250 destinations throughout the Americas. With almost 80 years’ experience around 94 million customers are flown to their destinations each year. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld® Alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own.
How to Check In
Online Check-In is available. You can check in online using your name and booking reference, you can request to have your boarding pass sent directly to your mobile phone, eliminating the need for paper. If you are travelling with infants you will only be able to check in at the airport check-in desks. You can check in online between 2 to 24 hours prior to the departure of your international flight When flying within the U.S. online check-in is available anytime between 1 and 24 hours prior to departure. Self-Service check-in machines at the airport offer a quick and convenient way to check in, select a seat, check bags, print a boarding pass and obtain an electronic receipt. International flights must check in at least 60 minutes before departure while travelling within the U.S. you must check in for your flight at least 30 minutes before departure.
Baggage Allowance and Fees
As with all airlines, there are restrictions when it comes to how much baggage you are allowed to check-in or take on board the flight. Always check with the airline before you travel. For up to date information on baggage allowance and charges, go to the American Airlines website.
On Board American Airlines
Those in economy class can see overhead screens showing a variety of current movie releases, as well as news, great documentaries and comedy. Also included are complimentary headsets and a choice of main course and beverages. First and Business class passengers can enjoy swivel seats that extend into a 6'6" flat bed, personal reading lights, generous storage space, in seat video system with personal video screens offering a large choice of films, TV programmes, custom audio programmes, CD's and video games while food is all about flexibility. Enjoy a 5-course meal with fine wines or dine upon request.