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American Airlines, Inc. (AA) is a major U.S. airline headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, within the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. It is the world's largest airline when measured by fleet size, revenue, scheduled passengers carried, scheduled passenger-kilometers flown, and number of destinations served. American together with its regional partners operates an extensive international and domestic network with an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in more than 50 countries.[8] American Airlines
American Airlines
is a founding member of Oneworld
Oneworld
alliance, the third largest airline alliance in the world and coordinates fares, services, and scheduling with alliance partners British Airways, Iberia, and Finnair
Finnair
in the transatlantic market and with Cathay Pacific
Cathay Pacific
and Japan Airlines in the transpacific market. Regional service is operated by independent and subsidiary carriers under the brand name of American Eagle.[9] American operates out of ten hubs located in Dallas/Fort Worth, Charlotte, Chicago–O'Hare, Philadelphia, Miami, Phoenix–Sky Harbor, Washington–National, Los Angeles, New York–JFK, and New York–LaGuardia. American operates its primary maintenance base at Tulsa International Airport
Tulsa International Airport
in addition to the maintenance locations located at its hubs. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
is American Airlines’ largest passenger carrying hub, handling 51.1 million passengers annually with an average of 140,000 passengers daily. The company, as of 2017, employs over 122,000 people.[7] Through the airline's parent company, American Airlines
American Airlines
Group, it is publicly traded under NASDAQ: AAL with a market capitalization of about $25 billion as of 2017, and included in the S&P 500 index.[8]

Contents

1 History 2 Corporate affairs

2.1 Headquarters 2.2 New headquarters 2.3 U.S. federal government subsidies 2.4 Labor unions 2.5 Environmental record 2.6 Sponsorships

3 Corporate identity

3.1 Logo 3.2 Livery 3.3 Slogans

4 Hubs

4.1 Current hubs 4.2 Former hubs 4.3 Maintenance bases

5 Destinations 6 Codeshare agreements

6.1 Joint ventures

7 Fleet 8 Cabin

8.1 Flagship First 8.2 Flagship Business 8.3 Transcontinental 8.4 Domestic First Class 8.5 Premium Economy 8.6 Main Cabin Extra 8.7 Main Cabin 8.8 Basic Economy

9 AAdvantage 10 Lounges

10.1 Admirals Club 10.2 Flagship Lounge

11 Accidents and incidents 12 In popular culture 13 See also 14 References 15 Further reading 16 External links

History[edit] Main article: History of American Airlines American Airlines
American Airlines
was started in 1930 via a union of more than eighty small airlines.[10] The two organizations from which American Airlines
American Airlines
was originated were Robertson Aircraft Corporation
Robertson Aircraft Corporation
and Colonial Air Transport. The former was first formed in Missouri in 1921, with both being merged in 1929 into holding company The Aviation Corporation. This in turn, was made in 1930 into an operating company and rebranded as American Airways. In 1934, when new laws and attrition of mail contracts forced many airlines to reorganize, the corporation redid its routes into a connected system, and was renamed American Airlines. Between 1970 and 2000, the company grew into being an international carrier, purchasing Trans World Airlines
Trans World Airlines
in 2001. In 2011, due to a downturn in the airline industry, American Airlines' parent company AMR Corporation
AMR Corporation
filed for bankruptcy protection. In 2013, US Airways
US Airways
purchased American Airlines
American Airlines
but kept the American Airlines name, as it was the better recognized brand internationally; the combination of the two airlines resulted in the creation of the largest airline in the United States, and ultimately the world.[11] Corporate affairs[edit] Headquarters[edit] American Airlines
American Airlines
is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, adjacent to the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.[12] The headquarters is located in two office buildings in the CentrePort office complex and these buildings together have about 1,400,000 square feet (130,000 m2) of space. As of 2014[update] over 4,300 employees work at this complex.[13] Before it was headquartered in Texas, American Airlines
American Airlines
was headquartered at 633 Third Avenue in the Murray Hill area of Midtown Manhattan, New York City.[14][15] In 1979, American moved its headquarters to a site at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, which affected up to 1,300 jobs. Mayor of New York City
Mayor of New York City
Ed Koch described the move as a "betrayal" of New York City.[16] American moved to two leased office buildings in Grand Prairie, Texas.[17] On January 17, 1983, the airline finished moving into a $150 million ($369,000,000 when adjusted for inflation), 550,000-square-foot (51,000 m2) facility in Fort Worth; $147 million (about $361,000,000 when adjusted for inflation) in Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport bonds financed the headquarters. The airline began leasing the facility from the airport, which owns the facility.[17] As of 2015, American Airlines
American Airlines
is the corporation with the largest presence in Fort Worth.[18] New headquarters[edit] In 2015, the airline announced it will build a new headquarters in Fort Worth. Groundbreaking began in the spring of 2016 and occupancy is scheduled for summer 2019.[19] The airline plans to house 5,000 new workers in the building.[18] It will be located on a 41-acre (17 ha) property adjacent to the airline's flight academy and conference and training center, west of Texas State Highway 360, 2 miles (3.2 km)[19] west from the current headquarters. The airline will lease a total of 300 acres (120 ha) from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and this area will include the headquarters.[18]Construction of the new headquarters began after the demolition of the Sabre facility previously on the site.[19] The airline considered developing a new headquarters in Irving, on the Texas Stadium
Texas Stadium
site, before deciding to keep the headquarters in Fort Worth.[18] U.S. federal government subsidies[edit] As of November 2013 American Airlines
American Airlines
and American Eagle
Eagle
received $10,011,836 in annual federal subsidies for Essential Air Services.[20] These subsidies are awarded by public tender and ensure that small, rural airports can be connected to the national air network. Labor unions[edit]

The Allied Pilots Association
Allied Pilots Association
(APA) is an in-house union which represents the nearly 15,000 American Airlines
American Airlines
pilots; it was created in 1963 after the pilots left the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA).[21] The majority of American Eagle
Eagle
pilots are ALPA members.[22] The Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) represents American Airlines
American Airlines
flight attendants, including former USAirways flight attendants.[23] Flight Attendants at American wholly owned Regional Carriers (Envoy - former American Eagle), Piedmont and PSA are all represented by Association of Flight Attendants - Communications Workers of America (AFA-CWA). USAirways Flight Attendants were active members of AFA-CWA prior to the merger. They are honorary lifetime members. AFA-CWA is the largest Flight Attendant Union in the industry and is operated by Flight Attendants. The Transport Workers Union-International Association of Machinists alliance (TWU-IAM) represents the majority of American Airlines employed fleet service agents, mechanics and other ground workers.[24] American's customer service and gate employees belong to the Communications Workers of America/International Brotherhood of Teamsters Passenger Service Association.[25]

Environmental record[edit] Violations occurring over a 4½ year period—from October 1993 to July 1998—targeted American Airlines
American Airlines
for using high-sulfur fuel in motor vehicles at 10 major airports around the country. Under the federal Clean Air Act high sulfur fuel cannot be used in motor vehicles. American Airlines
American Airlines
promptly identified and corrected these violations of the Clean Air Act.[26] American Airlines' wastewater treatment plant recycles water used at the base to wash aircraft, process rinse water tanks, and irrigate landscape. That alone has saved almost $1 million since 2002. In addition to that, American Airlines
American Airlines
has also won the award for the reduction of hazardous waste that saved them $229,000 after a $2,000 investment. A bar code system is used to track hazardous waste. It has led to reduction of waste by 50 percent since 2000.[27] Sponsorships[edit]

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American Airlines
American Airlines
is title sponsor of two basketball venues: American Airlines Center (Dallas Mavericks), (Dallas Stars) and American Airlines Arena (Miami Heat). The company sponsors several professional sports teams:

Carolina Panthers[28] Chicago
Chicago
Cubs[29] Dallas Cowboys[30] Dallas Mavericks[31] New England Patriots[32] New England Revolution[32] Philadelphia Eagles[32]

Corporate identity[edit] Logo[edit]

American Airlines' fourth logo, used from 1967 until 2013

In 1931, Goodrich Murphy, an American employee, designed the AA logo.[33] The logo was redesigned by Massimo Vignelli
Massimo Vignelli
in 1967.[34][35] Thirty years later, in 1997, American Airlines
American Airlines
was able to make its logo Internet-compatible by buying the domain AA.com. AA is also American's two-letter IATA
IATA
airline designator. On January 17, 2013, American launched a new rebranding and marketing campaign with FutureBrand dubbed, "A New American". This included a new logo replacing the logo used since 1967. American Airlines
American Airlines
calls the new logo the "Flight Symbol, incorporating the eagle, star, and the letter “A” of the classic logo.[36] On June 3, 2016, American Airlines
American Airlines
sought to register their 2013 logo with the United States
United States
Copyright Office.[37] However, in October of that year the Copyright Office ruled that the logo was ineligible for copyright protection, as it did not pass the threshold of originality.[37] American submitted multiple requests for the Copyright Office to reconsider their determination. However, on January 8, 2018, the Copyright Office made a final decision that affirmed its initial determination that American's new logo was ineligible for copyright protection and is thus in the public domain.[37][38] Livery[edit]

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American's early liveries varied widely, but a common livery was adopted in the 1930s, featuring an eagle painted on the fuselage.[39] The eagle became a symbol of the company and inspired the name of American Eagle
Eagle
Airlines. Propeller aircraft featured an international orange lightning bolt running down the length of the fuselage, which was replaced by a simpler orange stripe with the introduction of jets.

A Boeing 737
Boeing 737
in the Astrojet livery

In the late 1960s, American commissioned designer Massimo Vignelli
Massimo Vignelli
to develop a new livery. The original design called for a red, white, and blue stripe on the fuselage, and a simple "AA" logo, without an eagle, on the tail; instead, Vignelli created a highly stylized eagle, which remained the company's logo until 2013. In 1999, American painted a new Boeing 757
Boeing 757
(N679AN) in its 1959 international orange livery. One Boeing 777
Boeing 777
and one Boeing 757
Boeing 757
were painted in standard livery with a pink ribbon on the sides and on the tail, in support of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. One Boeing 757
Boeing 757
is painted with a yellow ribbon on the tailfin on the aircraft and on the side of the body says "Flagship Freedom". American Eagle, the airline's regional airline has the same special livery on ERJ-145
ERJ-145
aircraft.

AA "Flagship Freedom" Boeing
Boeing
757-200, labeled with a "yellow awareness ribbon" symbol, representing support of the United States
United States
Armed Forces overseas operations.

On January 17, 2013, American unveiled a new livery.[40] Before then, American had been the only major U.S. airline to leave most of its aircraft surfaces unpainted. This was because C. R. Smith
C. R. Smith
hated painted aircraft, and refused to use any liveries that involved painting the entire plane. Robert "Bob" Crandall later justified the distinctive natural metal finish by noting that less paint reduced the aircraft's weight, thus saving on fuel costs.[41]

Airbus A319
Airbus A319
of US Airways
US Airways
wearing Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers
livery

In January 2013, American launched a new rebranding and marketing campaign dubbed, "The New American". In addition to a new logo, American Airlines
American Airlines
introduced a new livery for its fleet. The airline calls the new livery and branding "a clean and modern update".[36] The current design features an abstract American flag on the tail, along with a silver-painted fuselage, as a throw-back to the old livery. The new design was painted by Leading Edge Aviation Services
Leading Edge Aviation Services
in California.[42] Doug Parker, the incoming CEO indicated that the new livery could be short-lived, stating that "maybe we need to do something slightly different than that ... The only reason this is an issue now is because they just did it right in the middle, which kind of makes it confusing, so that gives us an opportunity, actually, to decide if we are going to do something different because we have so many airplanes to paint".[43] In the end, American let its employees decide the new livery's fate. On an internal website for employees, American posted two options, one the new livery and one a modified version of the old livery. All of the American Airlines Group
American Airlines Group
employees (including US Airways
US Airways
and other affiliates) were able to vote.[44] American ultimately decided to keep the new look. Parker announced that American would keep a US Airways heritage aircraft in the fleet, with plans to add a heritage TWA aircraft and a heritage American plane with the old livery.[45] Slogans[edit]

2016–Current: "The World's Greatest Flyers Fly American" [46] 2015–2016: "Going for great."[47] 2013–2014: AA/US merger (With the introduction of new logo and branding in 2013.) – "The new American is arriving." (Spanish: "El nuevo American está llegando.")[48] 2011–13: – "Be yourself. Nonstop."[49] 2000s–13: – "We know why you fly." (Spanish: "Sabemos por qué vuelas")[50] AA/TWA merger – "Two great airlines, one great future."[51] 2001 (post-9/11) – "We are an airline that is proud to bear the name: American."[52] 1998 – early 2000s - "New York's Bridge To The World" (Used for marketing in the New York metropolitan area.)[53][54] Early – mid-1990s – "We Mean Business In Chicago." (Used for marketing in the Chicago
Chicago
market.)[55] 1988 – mid-1990s – "Based Here. Best Here." (Used for marketing in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.)[56] 1988 – "The On-Time Machine."[57] Late 1980s – "No other Airline gives you more of America, than American."[citation needed] 1984–2000 – "Something special in the air." (Several variants of this slogan existed. Variant used on the website: "Something special online.", Spanish variant: "Todo es especial, tú eres especial.", Variant used to market European routes: "Something special to Europe." Variant used with the previous tune: "We're American Airlines. Something special in the air.")[58] 1982 – late 1980s – "En American, tenemos lo que tú buscas." (Spanish slogan, translated to "At American, we've got what you're looking for").[citation needed] 1975 – 1984 – "We're American Airlines. Doing what we do best." (The tune used for the campaign would be retained for several years with the "Something special in the air" slogan).[59] 1971 – 1975 – "Our passengers get the best of everything." (also known as "You get the best of everything.")[60] 1969 – 1971 – "It's good to know you're on American Airlines."[61] 1967 – 1969 – "Fly the American Way.", resurrected in 2017[62][63] 1964 – 1967 – "American built an airline for professional travelers." (also known as "You'll love it.")[64] 1950s – 1964 – "America's Leading Airline."[citation needed]

Hubs[edit] Current hubs[edit] American currently operates ten hubs across the continental U.S. and carries more passengers through Charlotte, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Washington-Reagan than any other airline. [65]

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
– American's primary hub, and its largest hub in terms of daily flights and number of destinations and American's primary hub for the South.[66] American currently has about 85% of the market share and flies approximately 56 million passengers through DFW every year, which is about 153,000 people per day making it the busiest airline at the airport.[66] American's corporate headquarters are also in Fort Worth near the airport.[66] Dallas/Fort Worth remains the largest hub for American, in terms of passenger traffic since the American-US Airways merger.[66] DFW serves as American's primary gateway to Mexico, and secondary gateway to Latin America.[66] Charlotte Douglas International Airport
Charlotte Douglas International Airport
– American's second-largest hub in terms of number of destinations and daily flights.[67] It is American's primary hub for the Southeastern United States.[67] About 42 million passengers fly through CLT on American every year, or about 115,000 people per day.[67] As of 2013 American has about 90% of the market share at CLT, making it the airport's largest airline.[67] Charlotte was previously US Airways' largest hub before the American- US Airways
US Airways
merger.[67] O'Hare International Airport
O'Hare International Airport
– The third-largest hub for American in terms of number of flights and American's primary hub for the Midwest.[68] About 27 million passengers fly on American through O'Hare every year, or about 74,000 people per day.[68] As of 2013 American has about 40% of the market share at O'Hare making it the airport's second-largest airline after United.[68] O'Hare was American's second-largest hub before the American-US Airways merger.[68] Philadelphia International Airport
Philadelphia International Airport
– The fourth-largest hub in terms of number of daily flights and American's primary East Coast hub.[69] American flies approximately 23 million passengers a year through PHL, which is about 63,000 people per day.[69] As of 2013 American has about 70% of the market share at PHL, making it the airport's largest airline.[69] PHL was US Airways' second-largest hub before the American- US Airways
US Airways
merger.[69] Philadelphia is American Airlines' primary European and transatlantic gateway.[69] Miami International Airport
Miami International Airport
– The fifth-largest hub in terms of number of flights.[70] About 30 million passengers fly through MIA every year on American, which is about 82,000 people per day.[70] American has about 70% of the market share at Miami International, making it the largest airline at the airport.[70] Miami was previously American's third-largest hub before the American-US Airways merger.[70] Miami is American's primary South American and Caribbean gateway.[70] Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
– The sixth-largest hub in terms of number of flights and destinations[71] and American's primary western hub.[72] American flies approximately 23 million passengers a year through PHX, which is about 63,000 people per day.[72] Currently American has about 52.6% of the market share at PHX, making it the airport's largest airline.[72] PHX was previously US Airways' third-largest hub before the American- US Airways
US Airways
merger.[72] Phoenix is American Airlines' only major domestic hub without service to Asia or Europe (service to Europe is currently operated by Oneworld
Oneworld
partner British Airways
British Airways
operating a Phoenix to Heathrow flight, however, no transoceanic flights currently exist on AA metal).[72] Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
– The seventh-largest hub for American in terms of number of destinations and flights and American's third hub for the East Coast. The airport also serves as a base for American Airlines
American Airlines
Shuttle.[73] About 12 million passengers fly through DCA on American every year, or about 33,000 people per day.[73] American has about 23.7% of the market share at DCA, making it the largest carrier at the airport.[73] DCA was US Airways' fourth-largest hub before the American- US Airways
US Airways
merger.[73] Los Angeles International Airport
Los Angeles International Airport
– The eighth-largest hub in terms of number of destinations and flights and American's hub for the West Coast.[74] About 16.5 million passengers fly through LAX on American every year, or about 45,000 people per day.[74] American has about 23% of the market share at LAX, making it the largest carrier at the airport.[74] LAX was American's fourth-largest hub before the American- US Airways
US Airways
merger.[74] LAX is American Airlines' primary transpacific gateway.[74] John F. Kennedy International Airport
John F. Kennedy International Airport
– The ninth-largest hub for American in terms of number of destinations and flights and American's secondary East Coast hub.[75] About 9.4 million passengers fly through JFK on American every year, or about 26,000 people per day.[75] American has about 11% of the market share at JFK, making it the third-largest carrier at the airport behind Delta and JetBlue.[75] JFK was American's fifth-largest hub before the American-US Airways merger.[75] JFK is American's secondary European and transatlantic gateway.[75] Since 2017, American has started reducing its international operations at JFK, opting to expand its Philadelphia hub instead.[76][77] LaGuardia Airport
LaGuardia Airport
– The tenth-largest hub for American in terms of number of destinations and flights and American's fourth hub for the East Coast.[78] About 7.5 million passengers fly through LGA on American every year, or about 21,000 people per day.[78] The airport also serves as a base for American Airlines
American Airlines
Shuttle. American has about 28% of the market share at LGA, and is the second-largest carrier behind Delta.[78]

Former hubs[edit]

Lambert–St. Louis International Airport
Lambert–St. Louis International Airport
– American closed its St. Louis hub in 2009 because of the declining need for a second Midwestern hub. The St. Louis hub was inherited from Trans World Airlines.[79] Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport
– American opened its San Juan hub in 1986 and closed it in 2012. American used San Juan as a connection point for Caribbean destinations using ATR-72 commuter aircraft. American has since removed the ATR-72 series aircraft from its regional fleet and closed its hub at San Juan.[80] Nashville International Airport
Nashville International Airport
– American opened a hub at Nashville in 1986. The company closed the facilities in 1995, as it saw a decrease in passenger traffic.[81] Raleigh–Durham International Airport
Raleigh–Durham International Airport
– American opened a Raleigh-Durham hub in 1987, and closed it in 1995 after it was deemed not profitable.[82] San Jose International Airport
San Jose International Airport
– American closed its San Jose hub in the early 2000s. The hub was begun on December 2, 1988 with planned growth to 1991, soon after American acquired Air Cal and was seeking a Northern California
California
hub either in San Jose or San Francisco.[83] The San Jose hub was inherited with the acquisition of Reno Air. Reno Air had made San Jose a hub in the mid-1990s after American had decided that the competition on the West Coast made the hub unprofitable and closed it.

Maintenance bases[edit]

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
- Primary base for Airbus A319, and A321 aircraft, Boeing 777
Boeing 777
and 787 aircraft, secondary base for Boeing
Boeing
737, 757, 767, and McDonnell Douglas MD-80
McDonnell Douglas MD-80
aircraft.[84] LaGuardia Airport
LaGuardia Airport
- American operates a small maintenance base for Boeing 737
Boeing 737
and ERJ-145
ERJ-145
aircraft.[84] Pittsburgh International Airport
Pittsburgh International Airport
- Primary base for all legacy US Airways Airbus
Airbus
aircraft.[84] Tulsa International Airport
Tulsa International Airport
- Primary base for all of American's Boeing
Boeing
fleet (with the exception of the 777 and 787), as well as American Eagle
Eagle
aircraft.[84]

Destinations[edit] Main article: American Airlines
American Airlines
destinations

AA aircraft at Concourse D of Miami International Airport
Miami International Airport
in April 2005.

AA Boeing
Boeing
737-800 with the new (2013) livery at Augusto C. Sandino International Airport, Managua in January 2015

AA Boeing 777
Boeing 777
at Galeão International Airport, Rio de Janeiro in November 2003

American operated interchange flight services in conjunction with Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines
during the 1970s between Texas and Alaska during the construction of the Trans-Alaska oil pipeline. This interchange agreement allowed for single, no change of aircraft service between Houston, Texas and Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, and Anchorage, Alaska and Fairbanks, Alaska. The round trip routing of this interchange flight was Houston-Dallas/Fort Worth-Seattle-Anchorage-Fairbanks with Seattle, Washington serving as the interchange point where flight and cabin crews were changed from one airline to the other. Boeing
Boeing
727-200 jetliners provided by both American and Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines
were utilized to provide this interchange service.[citation needed] American Airlines
American Airlines
is the only US carrier that flies to Barranquilla, Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Cali, Cap-Haitien, Caracas, Fort-de-France, La Paz, Manaus, Maracaibo, Montevideo, Pointe-a-Pitre, San Salvador (Bahamas), Santa Cruz de la Sierra and Varadero. It is also the leading U.S. carrier to Cuba
Cuba
in terms of passenger volume.

AA hubs listed by departures (Winter 2017)[85]

Rank Airport Flights Destinations

1 Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas 804 216

2 Charlotte, North Carolina 664 161

3 Chicago–O'Hare, Illinois 498 122

4 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 400 112

5 Miami, Florida 350 130

6 Phoenix–Sky Harbor, Arizona 299 91

7 Washington–National, Virginia 250 60

8 Los Angeles, California 225 70

9 New York–LaGuardia, New York 173 38

10 New York–JFK, New York 105 49

Codeshare agreements[edit] American Airlines
American Airlines
codeshares with the following airlines:[86]

Air Tahiti
Air Tahiti
Nui Alaska Airlines British Airways Caribbean Airlines Cape Air Cathay Pacific China Southern Airlines El Al Fiji Airways Finnair Gulf Air
Gulf Air
(ends 30 April 2018)[87] Hainan Airlines Hawaiian Airlines Iberia Interjet Japan Airlines Jetstar Airways Jetstar Japan Korean Air
Korean Air
[88] LATAM Argentina LATAM Brasil LATAM Chile LATAM Ecuador Malaysia Airlines Qantas Royal Jordanian Seaborne Airlines SriLankan Airlines WestJet
WestJet
(ends 31 July 2018)[89]

Joint ventures[edit] In particular, American has joint ventures with British Airways, Iberia, and Finnair
Finnair
on transatlantic routes and with Japan Airlines, Qantas
Qantas
and Cathay Pacific
Cathay Pacific
on transpacific routes.[90][91][92] Fleet[edit] Main article: American Airlines
American Airlines
fleet

An American Airlines
American Airlines
Boeing
Boeing
777-300ER in the new livery landing at London Heathrow Airport
London Heathrow Airport
in 2013.

As of March 2018, American Airlines
American Airlines
operates a fleet of 1,536 aircraft,[7] making it the largest commercial fleet in the world. It operates a mix of Airbus, Boeing, Embraer, and McDonnell Douglas aircraft. Over two thirds of American's aircraft are narrow-bodies, mainly Airbus
Airbus
A320 series and Boeing
Boeing
737-800. It also operates Boeing
Boeing
757, Embraer 190 and McDonnell Douglas MD-82/83, but most of them are planned to be phased out within five years. Its wide-body aircraft are mainly Boeing
Boeing
airliners. It is the third-largest operator of the Boeing 767
Boeing 767
series and the fifth-largest operator of the Boeing 777
Boeing 777
series. It also operates the Airbus
Airbus
A330. On July 20, 2011, American announced an order for 460 narrowbody jets including 260 Airbus
Airbus
A320s.[93] The order broke Boeing's monopoly with the airline and forced Boeing
Boeing
into the re-engined 737 MAX.[94] As this sale included a Most-Favoured-Customer Clause, the European airframer has to refund any difference to American if it sells to another airline at a lower price, so Airbus
Airbus
can't give a competitive price to competitor United Airlines, leaving it to a Boeing-skewed fleet.[95] On April 6, 2018, adding to its previous order for 42, American orders 47 Boeing
Boeing
787s, 22 -8s and 25 -9s, for over $12 billion at list prices.[96] Cabin[edit]

Flagship Suite on a Boeing
Boeing
777-300ER

First class seat on an A321 Transcontinental

Flagship First[edit] Flagship First is American's international first class product. It is exclusively offered on all Boeing
Boeing
777-300ERs in the fleet. • Boeing
Boeing
777-300ER: Fully lie-flat seats with direct aisle access in a 1-2-1 reverse herringbone configuration. Seat length: 82 inches (208 cm). Equipped with a 17-inch (43 cm) touchscreen monitor and touchscreen handset, two universal AC power outlets, and USB ports. Flagship Business[edit] Flagship Business is offered on some Boeing
Boeing
757-200s and all Airbus A330-200s, Airbus
Airbus
A330-300s, Boeing
Boeing
767-300ERs, Boeing
Boeing
777-200ERs, Boeing
Boeing
777-300ERs, Boeing
Boeing
787-8s, and Boeing
Boeing
787-9s.

Sky Club boarding pass

Airbus
Airbus
A330: Fully lie-flat Cirrus seats manufactured by Zodiac Seats France and designed by JPA Design for US Airways
US Airways
with direct aisle access in a 1-2-1 reverse herringbone configuration. Seat length: 76-80 inches (193–203 cm). Equipped with a 12.1 inch (31 cm) touchscreen monitor, one universal AC power outlet, and USB ports.[1] • Boeing 757-200
Boeing 757-200
International: Fully lie-flat Diamond seats manufactured by B/E Aerospace and designed for American Airlines
American Airlines
in a 2-2 configuration. Seat length: 75–78 inches (191–198cm). Equipped with Samsung
Samsung
Galaxy Tab™ 10.1 inch (26 cm) tablets, and two universal AC power outlets (one to power the tablet). • Boeing
Boeing
767-300ER: Fully lie-flat seats manufactured by Thompson Aero Seating with direct aisle access in a 1-2-1 staggered configuration. Equipped with Samsung
Samsung
Galaxy Tab™ 10.1 inch (26 cm) tablets, two universal AC power outlets (one to power the tablet), and USB ports. • Boeing
Boeing
777-200ER Version 1: Fully lie-flat seats manufactured by Zodiac Seats France, designed for American Airlines, with direct aisle access in a 1-2-1 reverse herringbone configuration with front-facing and rear-facing seats. Seat length: 77 inches (196cm). Equipped with a 16-inch (41 cm) touchscreen monitor and touchscreen handset, two universal AC power outlets, and USB ports. • Boeing
Boeing
777-200ER Version 2: Fully lie-flat Super Diamond seats manufactured by B/E Aerospace and designed for American Airlines
American Airlines
with direct aisle access in a 1-2-1 reverse herringbone configuration. Seat length: 77 inches (196cm). Equipped with a UNKNOWN-inch (UNKNOWN cm) touchscreen monitor and touchscreen handset, one universal AC power outlet, and USB ports. • Boeing
Boeing
777-300ER: Fully lie-flat Cirrus seats manufactured by Zodiac Seats UK, designed by JPA Design for Cathay Pacific, and licensed from Cathay Pacific
Cathay Pacific
with direct aisle access in a 1-2-1 reverse herringbone configuration. Seat length: 76-80 inches (193–203 cm). Equipped with a 15.4-inch(39 cm) inch touchscreen monitor, one universal AC power outlet, and USB ports.[2] • Boeing
Boeing
787-8: Fully lie-flat seats manufactured by Zodiac Seats France and designed for American Airlines
American Airlines
with direct aisle access in a 1-2-1 reverse herringbone configuration with front-facing and rear-facing seats. Seat length: 77 inches (196cm). Equipped with a 16-inch (41 cm) touchscreen monitor and touchscreen handset, two universal AC power outlets, and USB ports. • Boeing
Boeing
787-9: Fully lie-flat Super Diamond seats manufactured by B/E Aerospace and designed for American Airlines
American Airlines
with direct aisle access in a 1-2-1 reverse herringbone configuration. Seat length: 77 inches (196cm). Equipped with a UNKNOWN-inch (UNKNOWN cm) touchscreen monitor and touchscreen handset, one universal AC power outlet, and USB ports. Transcontinental[edit] American has dedicated 17 Airbus
Airbus
A321s (A321T) in its fleet for the specific use of flying transcontinental routes between New York JFK - Los Angeles LAX and New York JFK - San Francisco SFO. These aircraft offer two premium cabins, Flagship First and Flagship Business, which are unique among domestic mainline aircraft in American's fleet: • Flagship First: Fully lie-flat seats manufactured by Zodiac Seats France and designed for American Airlines
American Airlines
with direct aisle access in a 1-1 reverse herringbone configuration. Seat length: UNKNOWN inches (UNKNOWN cm). Equipped with a 15.4-inch (39 cm) inch touchscreen monitor and touchscreen handset, one universal AC power outlet, and USB ports. • Flagship Business: Fully lie-flat Diamond seats manufactured by B/E Aerospace and designed for American Airlines
American Airlines
in a 2-2 configuration. Seat length: 75–78 inches (191–198cm). Equipped with a 15.4-inch (39 cm) touchscreen monitor and touchscreen handset, one universal AC power outlet, and USB ports. Domestic First Class[edit] First Class is offered on all domestic mainline aircraft, as well as regional aircraft with more than 50 seats. When such aircraft are used on flights to international destinations including Canada, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, the First Class cabin is branded as Business Class. Seats range from 19–21 inches (48–53 cm) in width and have 37–42 inches (94–106 cm) of pitch.[97] Dining options include free snacks, beverages, and alcohol on all flights, with three-course meals offered on flights 900 miles (1,448 km) or longer (select routes under 900 miles offer meal service).[98] Premium Economy[edit] On December 9, 2015, American announced a new Premium Economy product for most long-haul widebody aircraft. This new product debuted on the new 787-9s in late 2016 and will be retrofitted to all other widebody aircraft within the next three years, excluding 767s due to their upcoming retirement. The seats will be wider than standard Main Cabin seats and will offer 38" of pitch, 2" more than Main Cabin Extra seats, as well as a footrest. Premium Economy customers will also get two free checked bags, priority boarding, and enhanced food and drink service including free alcohol. This product will make American Airlines the first U.S. carrier to offer a four-cabin aircraft.[99] Main Cabin Extra[edit] American's economy plus product (not to be confused with premium economy), Main Cabin Extra, is available on most of the mainline fleet and American Eagle
Eagle
regional aircraft with more than 50 seats. Exceptions include a majority of former US Airways
US Airways
aircraft (as of May 2014), US Airways
US Airways
Express regional aircraft, and a handful of 777-200ERs that have yet to be retrofitted. Seats range from 17.2–19.5 inches (44–47 cm) in width and have 34–38 inches (86–97 cm) of pitch, which is 5–6 more inches of pitch offered in regular economy seating.[97] American will retain Main Cabin Extra when the new Premium Economy product enters service in late 2016.[99] Main Cabin[edit] Main Cabin is American's economy product, and is found on all mainline and regional aircraft in its fleet. Seats range from 17–18.5 inches (43–47 cm) in width and have 30–32 inches (76–81 cm) of pitch.[100] Newer aircraft, including all Boeing
Boeing
777-300ER, refurbished Boeing
Boeing
777-200ER's, all Boeing 787
Boeing 787
Dreamliners, all Airbus A330s, all newly delivered Airbus
Airbus
A319s and most newly delivered Airbus
Airbus
A321s, include seatback TVs, featuring AVOD in each seat.[citation needed] However, American Airlines
American Airlines
have decided not to add seatback TVs for the 100 Boeing 737
Boeing 737
MAX 8 aircraft that have been ordered[101] Basic Economy[edit] American's basic economy product, Basic Economy, is available on select routes. It is American's lowest main cabin fare. Basic economy is located in main cabin, but comes with restrictions. These restrictions include assigned seat at check in, no access to overhead bins, no upgrades or refunds, and boarding in the last group.[102] American Airlines
American Airlines
marketed increased legroom in economy class as "More Room Throughout Coach", also referred to as "MRTC" starting in February 2000.[103] Two rows of economy class seats were removed on Boeing 737
Boeing 737
and McDonnell Douglas MD-80
McDonnell Douglas MD-80
aircraft.[104] Amid financial losses, this scheme was discontinued in 2004.[104][105] In May 2017, American announced they would be adding more seats to some of its Boeing 737
Boeing 737
Max jetliners and reducing overall legroom in the basic economy class. The last three rows will lose two inches; going from the current 31 to 29 inches. The remainder of the economy cabin will have 30 inches of legroom. This compares to JetBlue
JetBlue
with 34 inches of legroom and Spirit with 28 inches.[106] AAdvantage[edit] Main article: AAdvantage

AAdvantage
AAdvantage
logo (2013-present)

AAdvantage
AAdvantage
is the frequent flyer program for American Airlines. It was launched on May 1, 1981, and it remains the largest frequent flyer program with over 67 million members as of 2011. Miles accumulated in the program allow members to redeem tickets, upgrade service class, or obtain free or discounted car rentals, hotel stays, merchandise, or other products and services through partners. The most active members, based on the amount and price of travel booked, are designated AAdvantage
AAdvantage
Gold, AAdvantage
AAdvantage
Platinum, AAdvantage
AAdvantage
Platinum Pro, and AAdvantage
AAdvantage
Executive Platinum elite members, with privileges such as separate check-in, priority upgrade and standby processing, or free upgrades. They also receive similar privileges from AA's partner airlines, particularly those in oneworld.[107] AAdvantage
AAdvantage
co-branded credit cards are also available and offer other benefits. These cards are issued by CitiCards, subsidiary of Citigroup
Citigroup
in the United States, by MBNA
MBNA
in the United Kingdom and by Butterfield Bank
Butterfield Bank
and Scotiabank in the Caribbean. AAdvantage
AAdvantage
allows one-way redemption, starting at 5,000 miles.[108] Lounges[edit]

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Admirals Club[edit]

Admirals Club logo

Inside an Admirals Club

The Admirals Club was conceived by AA president C.R. Smith as a marketing promotion shortly after he was made an honorary Texas Ranger. Inspired by the Kentucky colonels and other honorary title designations, Smith decided to make particularly valued passengers "admirals" of the "Flagship fleet" (AA called its aircraft "Flagships" at the time).[109] The list of Admirals included many celebrities, politicians, and other VIPs, as well as more "ordinary" customers who had been particularly loyal to the airline. There was no physical Admirals Club until shortly after the opening of LaGuardia Airport. During the airport's construction, New York Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia had an upper-level lounge set aside for press conferences and business meetings. At one such press conference, he noted that the entire terminal was being offered for lease to airline tenants; after a reporter asked whether the lounge would be leased as well, LaGuardia replied that it would, and a vice president of AA immediately offered to lease the premises. The airline then procured a liquor license and began operating the lounge as the "Admirals Club" in 1939.[citation needed] The second Admirals Club opened at Washington National Airport. Because it was illegal to sell alcohol in Virginia at the time, the club contained refrigerators for the use of its members, so they could store their own liquor at the airport.[citation needed] For many years, membership in the Admirals Club (and most other airline lounges) was by the airline's invitation. After a passenger sued for discrimination,[110] the Club (and most other airline lounges) switched to a paid membership program. Flagship Lounge[edit] Though affiliated with the Admirals Club and staffed by many of the same employees, the Flagship Lounge is a separate lounge specifically designed for customers flying in First Class on international flights and transcontinental domestic flights, as well as AAdvantage
AAdvantage
Executive Platinum and Oneworld
Oneworld
Emerald frequent flyers. As of January 2018, Flagship Lounges are located at four airports: Chicago-O'Hare, Miami International, Los Angeles and New York-JFK.[111] Accidents and incidents[edit] Main article: List of American Airlines
American Airlines
accidents and incidents As of January 2018, the airline has had almost sixty aircraft hull losses due to all causes since the crash of an American Airways Ford 5-AT-C Trimotor in August 1931.[112][113] Of these most were propeller driven aircraft, including three Lockheed L-188 Electra
Lockheed L-188 Electra
turboprop aircraft (of which one, the crash in 1959 of Flight 320, resulted in fatalities).[113] Seventeen jet aircraft have been written off due to crashes – including Flight 587 in 2001, Flight 965 in 1995, Flight 191 in 1979, Flight 1 in 1962 and two aircraft destroyed in the September 11 attacks
September 11 attacks
– and other accidents (such as the Flight 383 engine failure and fire in 2016); two of these were training flights in which only the crew were killed and six resulted in no fatalities.[113] Another four jet aircraft have been written off due to incidents while they were parked between flights or while undergoing maintenance.[113] In popular culture[edit]

In the 1960s, Mattel
Mattel
released a series of American Airlines
American Airlines
Stewardess Barbie
Barbie
dolls.[114] Throughout the 1990s, American Airlines
American Airlines
was featured in John Hughes' Home Alone
Home Alone
trilogy of movies.[115][116][117] In August 2008, in a Season 2 episode of Mad Men
Mad Men
(Episode 2, titled "Flight 1"), Pete Campbell's father is a passenger on American Airlines Flight 1 which crashes shortly after takeoff from Idlewild Airport (now John F. Kennedy International Airport), killing all the passengers and crew on board. American Airlines
American Airlines
was a sponsor of a travelogue segment of the Univision show Sábado Gigante
Sábado Gigante
titled La Cámara Viajera. American Airlines
American Airlines
was extensively featured in the 2009 movie Up in the Air as part of a marketing tie-in between the airline and Paramount Pictures.[118] In 2013, American Airlines
American Airlines
collaborated with Disney to promote Planes by featuring a cameo appearance of a passenger airliner named Tripp, with the American Airlines
American Airlines
livery to promote its new image.[119] Airport 1975 used a Boeing
Boeing
747-123 Freighter (cargo variant) s/n 20390 (registration N9675), leased from American Airlines.[120]

See also[edit]

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Further reading[edit]

Capozzi, John M. (2001). A Spirit of Greatness. JMC. ISBN 0-9656410-3-1.  Bedwell, Don (1999). Silverbird: The American Airlines
American Airlines
Story. Airways. ISBN 0-9653993-6-2.  Casey, Al (1997). Casey's Law. Arcade. ISBN 1-55970-307-5.  Forty, Simon (1997). ABC American Airlines. Ian Allan. ISBN 1-882663-21-7.  Reed, Dan (1993). The American Eagle: The Ascent of Bob Crandall and American Airlines. St. Martin's. ISBN 0-312-08696-2.  Serling, Robert J. (1985). Eagle. St. Martin's. ISBN 0-312-22453-2.  International Directory of Company Histories. St. James Press.  Hieger, Linda H. (2010) With Wings of Silver and Gold ISBN 978-1-60458-271-0

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Air Nostrum American Eagle BA CityFlyer Cathay Dragon Comair Globus Airlines Iberia Express J-Air JAL Express Japan Transocean Air Jetconnect LATAM Express LATAM (Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru) Nordic Regional Airlines OpenSkies QantasLink Sun-Air

Former members

Aer Lingus Air Berlin Canadian Airlines Malév Niki US Airways Mexicana de Aviación

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Members of Airlines for America

Members

Alaska Airlines American Airlines Atlas Air FedEx Express Hawaiian Airlines JetBlue Southwest Airlines United Airlines UPS Airlines

Associate members

Air Canada

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Members of the International Air Transport Association

Africa regional office

Africa World Airlines Air Botswana Air Burkina Air Madagascar Air Mauritius Air Namibia Air Seychelles Airlink Allied Air Arik Air Camair-Co CemAir Comair Dana Air Ethiopian Airlines FlySafair Kenya Airways LAM Mozambique Airlines Overland Airways Precision Air RwandAir Safair South African Airways South African Express TAAG Angola Airlines TACV

Asia-Pacific regional office

Air Calédonie Air India Air New Zealand Air Niugini Air Tahiti Air Tahiti
Air Tahiti
Nui Air Vanuatu Aircalin All Nippon Airways Asiana Airlines Bangkok Airways Biman Bangladesh Airlines Fiji Airways Garuda Indonesia Japan Airlines Jet Airways Korean Air Lao Airlines Malaysia Airlines Myanmar Airways International Nippon Cargo Airlines Pakistan International Airlines Philippine Airlines Qantas Royal Brunei Airlines SilkAir Singapore Airlines Singapore Airlines
Singapore Airlines
Cargo SriLankan Airlines T'way Air Thai Airways Thai Lion Air VietJet Air Vietnam Airlines Virgin Australia

China and North Asia regional office

Air China Air Koryo Air Macau Beijing Capital Airlines Cathay Dragon Cathay Pacific China Airlines China Cargo Airlines China Eastern Airlines China Express Airlines China Postal Airlines China Southern Airlines EVA Air GX Airlines Hainan Airlines Hong Kong Airlines Hong Kong Express Juneyao Airlines Loong Air Lucky Air Mandarin Airlines MIAT Mongolian Airlines Okay Airways SF Airlines Shandong Airlines Shanghai Airlines Shenzhen Airlines Sichuan Airlines Suparna Airlines Tianjin Airlines XiamenAir

Europe regional office

Adria Airways Aegean Airlines Aer Lingus Aigle Azur Air Austral airBaltic Air Corsica Air Europa Air France Air Malta Air Nostrum Air Serbia Alitalia Arkia AtlasGlobal Austrian Airlines Azores Airlines Binter Canarias Blue Air Blue Panorama Airlines BMI Regional Braathens Regional Aviation British Airways Brussels Airlines Bulgaria Air CAL Cargo Air Lines Cargolux Carpatair CityJet Cobalt Air Condor Corendon Airlines Corsair International Croatia Airlines Czech Airlines DHL Air UK El Al EuroAtlantic Airways European Air Transport Leipzig Eurowings Finnair Flybe Freebird Airlines Germania Hahn Air Hi Fly Iberia Icelandair InterSky Israir Airlines KLM LOT Polish Airlines Lufthansa Lufthansa
Lufthansa
Cargo Lufthansa
Lufthansa
CityLine Luxair Malmö Aviation Martinair Meridiana Mistral Air Montenegro Airlines Neos Nextjet Niki Olympic Air Onur Air Pegasus Airlines Portugália Airlines PrivatAir Scandinavian Airlines SATA Air Açores SunExpress Swiss International Air Lines TAP Air Portugal TAROM Turkish Airlines TUIfly Vueling Virgin Atlantic Wamos Air White Airways Widerøe

Latin America and the Caribbean regional office

ABSA Cargo Airline Aerolíneas Argentinas Aeroméxico Austral Líneas Aéreas Avianca Avianca
Avianca
Brazil Avianca
Avianca
Costa Rica Avianca
Avianca
Ecuador Avianca
Avianca
El Salvador Avianca
Avianca
Perú Azul Brazilian Airlines Bahamasair Boliviana de Aviación Caribbean Airlines Cayman Airways Copa Airlines Copa Airlines
Copa Airlines
Colombia Cubana de Aviación Gol Transportes Aéreos Insel Air Interjet LATAM Argentina LATAM Brasil LATAM Cargo Brasil LATAM Cargo Chile LATAM Cargo Mexico LATAM Chile LATAM Colombia LATAM Ecuador LATAM Paraguay LATAM Perú LIAT MasAir SBA Airlines Sky Airline Surinam Airways TAME Volaris

Middle East and North Africa regional office

Air Algérie Air Arabia Air Cairo AlMasria Universal Airlines DHL International Aviation ME EgyptAir Emirates Etihad Airways Flydubai FlyEgypt Gulf Air Iran Air Iran Air
Iran Air
Tours Iran Aseman Airlines Jazeera Airways Jordan Aviation Kish Air Kuwait Airways Mahan Air Mauritania Airlines International Middle East Airlines Nesma Airlines Nile Air Nouvelair Oman Air Qatar Airways Royal Air Maroc Royal Jordanian Safi Airways Saudia Syrian Air Tassili Airlines Tunisair Yemenia

North America regional office

Air Canada Air Transat Alaska Airlines American Airlines Atlas Air Cargojet
Cargojet
Airways Delta Air Lines FedEx Express Hawaiian Airlines JetBlue
JetBlue
Airways United Airlines UPS Airlines WestJet

Russia and the CIS regional office

Aeroflot Air Astana Air Moldova AirBridgeCargo Azerbaijan Airlines Belavia Dniproavia Georgian Airways Nordavia Nordwind Airlines Rossiya Airlines S7 Airlines Ukraine International Airlines Ural Airlines Utair
Utair
Aviation Uzbekistan Airways Volga-Dnepr Airlines

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Airlines of the United States

Mainline

Alaska Airlines† Allegiant Air American Airlines Delta Air Lines Frontier Airlines Hawaiian Airlines JetBlue Southwest Airlines Spirit Airlines Sun Country Airlines United Airlines Virgin America†

Regional

Aerodynamics Inc. Air Wisconsin Cape Air CommutAir Compass Airlines Contour Airlines Elite Airways Endeavor Air Envoy Air ExpressJet GoJet Airlines Horizon Air Mesa Airlines PenAir Piedmont Airlines PSA Airlines Ravn Alaska Republic Airline Silver Airways SkyWest Airlines Trans States Airlines ViaAir

Air taxi

Air Choice One Air Flamenco Air Sunshine Bering Air Boutique Air Everts Air Frontier Flying Service Gem Air Grand Canyon Airlines Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines Grant Aviation Griffing Flying Service Hageland Aviation Services Island Airways JetSuiteX Kenmore Air Key Lime Air Makani Kai Air Mokulele Airlines New England Airlines Penobscot Island Air Reliant Air San Juan Airlines Scenic Airlines Seaborne Airlines Servant Air Southern Airways
Southern Airways
Express Surf Air Taquan Air Tradewind Aviation Tropic Ocean Airways Ultimate Air Shuttle Utah Airways Vieques Air Link Warbelow's Air Ventures Wright Air Service

Cargo

ABX Air Air Cargo Carriers Air Transport International AirNet Express Alaska Central Express Aloha Air Cargo Alpine Air Express Ameriflight Amerijet International Ameristar Jet Charter Asia Pacific Airlines Atlas Air Baron Aviation Services Bemidji Airlines Castle Aviation Centurion Air Cargo Corporate Air CSA Air Empire Airlines Everts Air
Everts Air
Cargo Express One International FedEx Express Flight Express Florida West Freight Runners Express Kalitta Air Kalitta Charters
Kalitta Charters
II Lynden Air Cargo Martinaire Merlin Airways Mid-Atlantic Freight Mountain Air Cargo National Airlines Northern Air Cargo Polar Air Cargo Royal Air Freight Ryan Air Services Sky Lease Cargo Southern Air Tepper Aviation Transair UPS Airlines USA Jet Airlines West Air Western Global Airlines Wiggins Airways

Charter

Air Charter Bahamas Berry Aviation Bighorn Airways Charter Air Transport Choice Airways Contour Aviation Delta Private Jets Dynamic Airways ExcelAire Great Lakes Air Gryphon Airlines IBC Airways JetSuite L-3 Flight International Aviation Liberty Jet Management Miami Air International NetJets Omni Air International Pacific Coast Jet Pentastar Aviation Phoenix Air PlaneSense Presidential Airways Rediske Air Sierra Pacific Airlines Skymax Superior Aviation Swift Air Talkeetna Air Taxi Twin Cities Air Service World Atlantic Airlines XOJET Xtra Airways

Air ambulance

AirMed International Air Methods Critical Air Medicine Life Flight Network LIFESTAR

Government

Comco Janet JPATS

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Legacy air carriers of the United States

Air carriers that operated hub-and-spoke, interstate route networks at the time of the 1978 Airline Deregulation Act

Current legacy carriers

Alaska Airlines American Airlines Delta Air Lines Hawaiian Airlines United Airlines

Defunct legacy carriers

Aloha Airlines Braniff International Airways Continental Airlines Eastern Air Lines Frontier Airlines Hughes Airwest National Airlines North Central Airlines Northwest Airlines Ozark Air Lines Pan American World Airways Piedmont Airlines Southern Airways Texas International Airlines Trans World Airlines US Airways Western Airlines

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Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 123076625 LCCN: n50073506 ISNI: 0000 0000 8520 8572 GND: 2755

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