Which one would you guess is the airline which has the largest fleet in the world? American Airlines or simply American Airlines is a Texas based company which services a huge network of both domestic and International flights. It is just second to United Airlines in terms of destinations served and obviously one of the elderly carriers in the world.
The airline has a history which stretches back to the 30s. Initially known as AA, it came to be after 80 small carriers merged. It continued acquiring more airlines with notable ones being Trans World Airlines in 2001, US Airways in 2015, Air California and Reno Air. Like most airlines of its time, it generated profits by carrying mail. Currently, it has several hubs and boasts of having the largest fleet worldwide.
American has 959 airplanes in its fleet. It is mixed and has variants from aircraft manufacturers, Boeing, Airbus, Embracer and McDonnell Douglas. Although proportional to its size, the carrier has a massive order of 350 aircraft from Boeing and Airbus.
American Airlines services 350 destinations across five continents which are the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. It has several hubs but the main ones are Dallas/Fort Worth, Miami, JFK and Los Angeles. The carrier has codeshare agreements with some members of the Oneworld airline alliance of which it is a founding member. A few notable ones are Gulf Air, Cape Airways and Etihad Airways.
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American Airlines has a diverse range of class products. The array begins with the Flagship Suite (International First Class), Domestic First Class, International Business Class, Domestic Business Class, Premium Economy, Main Cabin Extra and Main Cabin (Economy). Domestic First Class becomes business class on international long-haul routes. In the flagship suites, passengers will have a lie-flat seat which additionally has swivel capabilities making it possible to create a dedicated workstation.
American Airlines has different Entertainment options which will depend on your class and flight. Personal entertainment is offered across all class products and is powered by AVOD. For some flights, a Samsung Galaxy Tablet is offered in the flagship suite instead of the conventional per seat screen alongside high-end noise cancelling headphones.
American Airlines baggage allowance policy is very similar to what other airlines offer. Passengers in economy are allowed one bag not weighing more than 23 kg. Passengers in other classes apart from first class are allowed 2 bags which do not weigh more than 23 kg. First class passengers can carry three bags but they should not weigh more than 32 kg.
American Airlines receives several accolades every year. In 2015 and for the fourth year in a row, FlyerForum members voted its AMERICAN AIRLINES advantage frequent flyer program number one. Other accolades the airline bags frequently are those for North America’s Leading Airline and Best Leading Airline Website at the World Travel Awards.