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American Airlines is one of the world’s largest airlines. It is also one of the largest in the United States, where it is based. The airline received Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s 2005 Governor’s Award. They are one of the founders of the Altitude Award, which awards television ads for creating positive imagery of disabled people. The company has had many innovations in its history.

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American Airlines does not operate flights from South Africa. The airline has a code-share agreement with British Airways International which they use to connect travellers from South Africa to hundreds of domestic destinations in the United States via London Heathrow.

 About American Airlines

SINCE 1930
American Airlines

American Airlines is an amalgamation of various small aviation companies. It started in 1928 when Embry-Riddle Company formed The Aviation Corporation. The new corporation’s purpose was to buy up smaller airlines. It did a fantastic job: it got interests in more than 90 such companies. Robertson Aircraft Corporation was one of these smaller companies and Charles A. Lindbergh was the chief pilot. These small airlines became a single company – American Airways – in 1930. The head office was in New York and they flew to Boston, New York, Chicago, and Dallas. This lasted until 1934, when E.L. Cord bought the company and named it American Air Lines. The company started trading on the stock exchange in 1939 and began their expansion.

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American airlines operates a fleet of 942 aircraft, the largest commercial fleet in the world. The airline’s fleet is dominated by three aircraft, Boeing 737-800, Airbus A319-100 and Airbus A321-200. The airline uses these aircraft ons their domestic routes within the United States of America.

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Carry on baggage

You are allowed to carry 1 piece of baggage with you on your flight. The maximum weight for carry-on baggage must not exceed 18 kg. Travellers may also take items for personal use into the cabin. Carry-on baggage that exceeds the weight will be charged additional fees.

Checked baggage

Economy class passengers are allowed to check in 23kg of baggage while business class passengers are allocated 32kg of free checked baggage.

Online check-in opens 24 hours before the flight departure time and ends 90 minutes prior to flight departures. For domestic travel, travellers with no baggage must check in 60 minutes prior to scheduled departure. If checking baggage, check-in is 90 minutes prior. For international travel, check-in is 120 minutes prior to scheduled departure.

US Airways offers 3 options for seating on their flights. Economy class seating on US Airways has a distance of 32-34 inches between seats. Business class seats can be up to 94 inches. First class seats vary from 35-38 inches and the seats are wider than those in economy and business class.

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