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  • Alliance: Oneworld
  • Category: Legacy domestic and international airline
  • Frequent Flyer Program: AAdvantage
  • Tagline: “The World’s Greatest Flyers Fly American” and “Going for Great”
  • About/Mission Statement: “American Airlines and American Eagle are dedicated to providing you with safe, dependable, friendly air transportation. They also provide numerous related services. Their goal is to make every flight something special for their customers.”
  • Daily Flights: Nearly 6,700 (Including codeshare partners)
  • Fleet: 952
  • Main Hub: Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW)
  • Destinations: Nearly 350 destinations worldwide (Including codeshare partners)

American Airlines Fare Classes

American Airlines offers eight fare classes with select amenities at a wide range of price points.

Economy Basic

American Airlines entry-level basic economy fare used to be just a seat and little personal item. However, they recently changed their baggage policy where you are allowed to bring 1 piece of standard carry-on luggage.

Lowest Fare

For all destinations that American offers, you will have the option to select the Lowest Fare. This will give you the standard prices for the economy (which they refer to as “Main Cabin”), premium economy, business, and first-class (if available on the flight).

Flexible Fare

This fare type is available for Main Cabin and premium economy, business, and first-class.

Fully Flexible Fare

This fare type is available for the Main Cabin only (and the benefits are included as standard for business and first-class fares).

Main Cabin (Economy)

Amenities include: For all destinations that American Airlines offers, you will be able to select the Lowest Fare option. This will give you standard prices for the economy (which they refer to as “Main Cabin”), premium economy, business, and first-class (if available on the flight).

Main Cabin Extra

Upgrade to Main Cabin Extra and you’ll enjoy more space with extra legroom and early boarding (after elite members), with preferred group 5 boarding.

Premium Economy

Amenities include:

  • Premium dining
  • On-demand entertainment with larger screen and noise-reduction headphones
  • Amenity kit
  • Pillow and blanket created exclusively by Casper
  • Wi-Fi available to purchase

Business Class

Amenities include:

  • Premium dining
  • On-demand entertainment with larger screen, noise-reduction headphones, and streaming available
  • Pillow and blanket created exclusively by Casper
  • Wi-Fi available to purchase

First Class

Amenities include:

  • Premium dining
  • On-demand entertainment with larger screens or personal device, noise-reduction headphones, and streaming available
  • Pillow and blanket created exclusively by Casper
  • Wi-Fi available to purchase

Flagship Business — International

“A premier experience for the long haul,” Flagship Business is available on international flights to Asia, Australia, Europe, New Zealand, and South America. Here’s what it includes:

Flagship Business — Transcontinental

Available on flights from Los Angeles to New York, San Francisco to New York, and Los Angeles to Boston, you can “Travel coast-to-coast in luxury.”

Flagship First — International

Available on flights to Asia, Australia, Europe, and South America when traveling on a B773 aircraft.

Flagship First — Transcontinental

American Airlines offers Flagship First-an option for first-class travel on certain flights. Available only on flights from Los Angeles to New York, San Francisco to New York, and Los Angeles to Boston, this option allows you to enjoy the rich experience that American Airlines has to offer.
Available on flights from Los Angeles to New York, San Francisco to New York, and Los Angeles to Boston, you can travel “Coast-to-coast in comfort” with Flagship First.

What is American Airlines’ carry-on allowance?

American Airlines Carry-On Allowance

  • 1 standard carry-on: FREE

American Airlines Flight Change and Cancellation Policies

change my seat on American Airlines?

Go to “My trips/check-in” from the homepage and enter your name and record. From there, you can choose seats. If seats are unavailable, check back later or you can change seats when you check-in. If you’re unable to choose seats when you book, check back closer to departure or we’ll assign you a seat when you check-in.

American Airlines Name Change/Corrections by Phone

Call American Airlines Booking Number at 800–433–7300 or (806) 853–55–67(US & Canada), (800–633–3711 for Spanish assistance) to change your reservation with a representative over the phone. A change fee applies.

AA Same-day flight changes

Yes. If you want to change your ticket at no cost, it must fall within the rules of the same-day confirmation policy and the new flight must depart within 24 hours of your original scheduled departure (earlier or later).

change flight dates on American Airlines?

You can make the change on aa.com, at the airport (at the self-service kiosk or ticket counter) or call Reservations. If you still want to try for a different flight, same-day standby lets you standby for an earlier American or American Eagle flight (with the same routing on your day of departure).

Cost to cancel an American Airlines flight?

With a non-refundable ticket, the American airline charges a Cancellation fee of $ 200 for domestic flights and $ 750 for international flights. You can still avoid the Cancellation fee if you cancel your ticket within 24 hours from the point of booking.

Baggage Policies and Fees:

American Airlines offers a variety of fares. First-class customers can bring two to three bags that weigh up to 70 pounds (depending on the aircraft), business-class passengers can check two bags that weigh up to 70 pounds, and economy-class flyers can check one bag at no charge, Premium Economy passengers can carry two bags weighing up to 50 pounds, and Main Cabin passengers can bring two bags that weigh up to 50 pounds (but they may have to pay for the second bag).

Seats and Legroom

American Airlines provides a range of fare classes and various airplane configurations, which can affect the amount of legroom available to customers. Flagship fares offer the most spacious and comfortable experience, while first and business-class seats provide more legroom than Main Cabin seats. To find out what the exact pitch and width for your flight is, look up your plane type on the American Airlines website. You can also use sites like SeatGuru to research your exact plane layout ahead of time to find the most desirable seats. American Airlines received 3.5 stars for legroom on TripAdvisor, which has over 70,000 reviews of the

Amenities and Entertainment

American Airlines passengers in all classes can enjoy free entertainment on most flights, plus they can purchase Wi-Fi on select aircrafts. Passengers can stream movies, music, TV shows, and more (including Apple Music and Apple TV+) from their personal phones, tablets, or laptops or from their seatback entertainment system on select flights. Passengers can also learn new skills or even a new language, thanks to Skillshare and Rosetta Stone, available on the Lifestyle channel.

American Airlines change fees

American Airlines has revamped many of its change and cancellation fees, allowing customers more flexibility. For tickets issued on or after Aug. 31, 2020, American Airlines has permanently eliminated its change and cancellation fees for flights to/from the U.S., Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

What is American Airlines like?

American Airlines flies to 350 destinations around the globe. While the airline has many destination choices, you should still consider other important factors before booking your flight.

  • American’s 100,000 mile flyer level is true top tier elite status.

Best ways to earn American Airlines miles

The quickest way to earn American Airlines miles is by earning the bonus on one of the top American Airlines credit cards.

Best ways to use American Airlines miles

  1. Mainland U.S. or Canada
    You can book any short American Airlines flight 500 miles or less within the U.S. and Canada for only 7,500 American Airlines miles each way in coach. All other flights are 12,500 each way to/from anywhere in the U.S. or Canada except for Hawaii or Alaska.
  2. World’s best business class
    American Airlines charges 70,000 miles each way from the U.S. to Doha in business class. As long as things don’t change Qatar Airways will have a Qsuites equipped plane serving all its U.S. routes by August 2020. These are the U.S. cities where you’ll be able to find Qsuite award to/from Doha:
  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • Dallas
  • Houston
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami (starting August 2020)
  • New York
  • Philadelphia
  • Washington
  • January 10 to March 14
  • November 1 to December 14
  1. Deals to Australia or New Zealand
    Speaking of mixing carriers, you can fly to Tahiti on Air Tahiti Nui or Fiji with Fiji Airways, then onward to Australia or New Zealand on Qantas. Some members of the MMS team have flown from Los Angeles to Nadi, Fiji, then to New Zealand for an incredible trip. You can do it too, for 40,000 American Airlines miles one-way in coach, 65,000 miles in premium economy or 80,000 miles for business class.
  • 65,000 miles each way in premium economy
  • 75,000 miles each way in business class
  • 120,000 miles each way in first class
  • That’s a bargain for all the flying you can get, not to mention all the amazing adventures awaiting you in Africa.
  • Dec. 29th — Mar, 12th
    Aug. 11th — Nov. 18th
    Nov. 24th — Dec. 10th
    Off-peak dates from Hawaii are:
  • Jan. 7th — Mar. 19th
    Aug. 18th — Nov. 27th
    Dec. 3rd — Dec. 25th
  • September 9 to November 18
  • April 21 to May 20

Who should avoid American Airlines?

While American Airlines is a popular airline choice, it may not be the right airline for all travelers. Should you avoid it? While that largely depends on your travel preferences, some travelers may want to consider other available options before selecting American Airlines:

What American Airlines Owes You for Cancellations or Delays

Perhaps the most notable change is to American’s responsibilities when there’s a cancellation or delay of more than four hours. In these cases, American Airlines has generally rebooked travelers on later flights-including on partner airlines and sometimes even competitors.

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