American Airlines Check-in
For domestic travel (other than Hawaii or U.S. Virgin Islands) with no baggage to check, you can check in at least 60 minutes before scheduled departure. If you are checking baggage, check-in is at least 90 minutes before.
For domestic travel to or from Hawaii or U.S. Virgin Islands, check-in is 120 minutes prior. For international travel (other than Nassau, Port-au-Prince, Port of Spain, or Aruba) check-in is 120 minutes prior to scheduled departure.
For international travel to or from Nassau, Port-au-Prince, Port of Spain, or Aruba, check-in is 180 minutes prior.
American Airlines baggage allowance
Carry-on: One carry-on item limited to 45 linear inches, and one personal item. Maximum weight per carry-on item is 40lbs.
Checked: For flights within the 50 states and between the United States and Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, a baggage fee of $25 applies. A second bag is charged $35.
For flights to and from Brazil, the maximum amount of baggage allowed free of charge for each ticketed passenger is two pieces checked and one carry-on. Two checked bags may not exceed 62in; carry-on bag, 45in. The maximum weight per checked item is 70lbs and the maximum weight per carry-on item is 40lbs.
For flights to international destinations, one piece checked and one carry-on item are allowed free of charge. Second bags will be charged $60. The checked bags may not exceed 62in each; one carry-on bag, 45in. The maximum weight per checked bag is 50lbs.
There is a charge of $100 per bag for the third, fourth and fifth bags.
Excess: Bag weights over 50lbs up to 70lbs are $60 each. Bag weights between 70lbs and 100lbs are $100 each. Bags measuring between 63in and 126in (160cm - 320cm) are $150 each. If your baggage is oversized and in excess between 63in and 126in (160cm - 320cm), you will have to pay an excess baggage fee as well as the $150 oversized fee. If your baggage is overweight and oversize, you will be charged both an excess fee and an overweight fee plus an additional $150 per bag.
The sixth bag and all bags after incur a fee of $150 per bag.
American Airlines legroom
Seat pitch: 30-34 inches.
Seats are automatically assigned when booking, but you can change your seat assignment through American Airlines's website.
Passenger change details
Once a reservation has been booked online, changes can be made provided you log onto the American Airlines website with your AAdvantage number and password. You can change the reservation name, cancel the entire reservation, and select or change seats.
If you were not logged in at the time the reservation was made online, use the 'Find Reservation' feature.
Or, you can call the reservation line for help (1-800-433-7300 24 hours/day, seven days/week).
Infants under two years of age who travel within the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands seated on an adult's lap travel free.
American Airlines, American Eagle, and American Connection may offer senior fares in some domestic markets for seniors 65 years or older. Call the reservations line (number above) for more information.
Pets traveling with you must be checked in at the ticket counter. Checked or carry-on pets (cats, dogs, or household birds) are allowed on domestic flights in the 48 contiguous states, Alaska, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands. Pets traveling in the cabin need a reservation to make sure that no more than seven pets are booked on any single flight. For this reason, it is recommended that you make arrangements for your pet in advance by contacting the reservation line. There is a fee of $100 for pets carried in the cabin , and $150 for pets carried in the baggage hold.
Carrying musical instruments
Standard baggage allowances apply. You can purchase a seat to carry a large or fragile musical instrument if you don't want to check it. In this case, an instrument must travel in a window seat, with you in the seat next to it. Due to their size, Bass Fiddles are not accepted in the economy class cabins and are only accepted on certain aircraft types.
Salads, sandwiches and a variety of snacks are available for purchase on all North American and Caribbean flights. Complimentary meal service is provided in the main cabin within traditional breakfast, lunch and dinner windows, on Europe, Latin America, Japan, and some Mexico flights. There are magazines to read on all domestic flights. Movies, TV shows and music are offered on long-haul flights.
The AAdvantage program is American Eagle’s and American Airline’s travel awards program. 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.
Airline food link
Full details of meals available on every type of flight can be found online at American's website. Or, you can see photographs taken by fellow flyers of the meals they’ve been served and read reviews at AirlineMeals.net.
American Airline’s magazine, American Way Magazine is published fortnightly and is available on every flight. Read a preview online.
The airline is a founding member of the oneworld alliance.
American Airlines is the third-largest airline in the world in terms of total passengers transported. It is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, and operates scheduled flights throughout the United States, as well as flights to Latin America, Western Europe and Japan. American has four hubs: Dallas/Fort Worth, Chicago O'Hare, Miami, and New York, and also has major operations at Boston, San Juan, and Los Angeles.