American Airlines is one of the biggest airlines in the United States. Its parent company, American Airlines Group, is the largest in the world by fleet size, revenue and profit. The airline is one of the founders of oneworld, the third largest flight alliance in the world. This airline serves flight to 350 destinations across 50 countries. American Airlines offers various cabin classes, which include Basic Economy, Premium Economy, Business, First, Flagship Business, and Flagship First Class.
Basic Economy is American Airlines’ lowest cabin class. Nevertheless, passengers flying in this class still can enjoy a comfortable seat, in-flight entertainment, and snacks. Passengers will receive their seating upon check-in, but those with seating preferences may reserve them 48 hours before departure. Basic Economy Class is suitable for passengers with a tight budget.
In this cabin class, passengers get to enjoy snacks, along with a choice of tea or water, during their flight. Should the passengers like to enjoy other menus, they can order them via the in-flight meal service that the airline provides.
Available on certain international flights, the Premium Economy Class offers more facilities than Basic Economy. The seats in this cabin are more spacious, so passengers can rest their feet more comfortably. Each seat is adjustable and equipped with a headrest and a USB port. WiFi service is available onboard for a fee. Passengers can also enjoy in-flight entertainment through the LCD screen in front of them.
The meals served on this class are not only delicious but also nutritious. Available menus vary depending on the route. Passengers can book their meals from 30 days to 24 hours before their departure. If the passenger forgets to book their meal before departure, they still can order other menus through the in-flight meal service provided by American Airlines.
The Business Class is available on international flights that fly less than 3,000 miles. The seats are wider and the leg room more spacious, allowing passengers to relax better during their flight. Passengers of this class can enjoy in-flight entertainment, such as wireless streaming (available on certain aircraft). This cabin class also provides passengers with tender pillows and blankets. WiFi is readily available, so passengers can stay connected during their flight.
Business Class meals are similar to the meals served in Premium Economy Class. Passengers may also enjoy some wine with their meal. Business Class meals can be booked from 30 days to 24 hours before departure.
The First Class is American Airlines’ highest class for destinations around the United States. Passengers flying First Class can enjoy WiFi service for a fee and in-flight entertainment in the form of wireless streaming, although this is available only on certain flights. Along with a seat width of 21 inches, passengers are pampered with tender pillows and blankets.
The meals served in this class are concocted by professional Italian chef Julian Barsotti. Among his special menus are Lasagna with Sweet & Hot Pepper Crema, Cheese Cappelletti and Grilled Chicken with Haricot Vert and Olives. Passengers flying First Class not only can choose their wine, but also book their meals from 30 days to 24 hours before their departure.
Flagship Business is offered on international and intercontinental flights that fly more than 3,000 miles. On ground, Flagship Business passengers get access to the airline’s airport lounge, while onboard, they get to enjoy free WiFi and in-flight entertainment, enhanced through the Bose®QuietComfort® 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones.
The menu in Flagship Business is created by acclaimed chefs Mark Sargeant and Maneet Chauhan, who serve British cuisines made with only premium ingredients. The featured dishes include Duck Confit Pot Pie, Slow Braised Lamb Osso Buco, and Ancient Kamut Grain Risotto. Passengers can book their meals from 30 days to 24 hours before departure.
Passengers flying on Flagship First enjoy the best facilities onboard an American Airlines flight. The passengers’ journey is made comfortable and enjoyable with pillows, blankets and adjustable seats that can recline to a fully flat position, complete with skincare products from Clark’s Botanical and Cole Haan. Flagship First passengers also get access to the airport lounge. With all these high-quality facilities, the Flagship First Class is dedicated to passengers who seek for an extraordinary flight experience with American Airlines
The meals served on Flagship First flights are created by professional chef Sam Choy. Passengers can enjoy a wide variety of dishes from the Pacific Islands, East Asia and North America. Flagship First passengers can book their meals from 30 days to 24 hours before departure.
American Airlines dedicates AAdvantage to its loyal passengers. The frequent flyer program allows members to earn miles every time they fly with American Airlines or other oneworld airlines. The earned miles can then be redeemed for free flights or preferred seats in the cabin, and class upgrades when the passenger is flying with not only American Airlines, but also other partner airlines. Miles can also be redeemed for hotel stays, car rents and other retail goods.
American Airlines has three kinds of lounge, which are Arrival Lounge, International First Class Lounge, and Admirals Club Lounge. To be able to access these lounges, the passenger must become a member of AAdvantage. Arrival Lounge is located in London Heathrow and can be accessed by Flagship Business or Flagship First passengers. Some facilities that are provided in Arrival Lounge include luxurious shower, ironing service, buffet breakfast and lunch. Meanwhile, International First Class Lounge can found in the airports in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, and Dallas. Admirals Club is located in 50 airports around the world.
The American Airlines flight attendant uniform takes inspiration from classic professional business attire. The female flight attendant wears a black button down, short-sleeved blouse and a knee-length skirt in the same color. A red and blue scarf nestles around their neck. They wear the airline’s badge on their left chest. Meanwhile, the male flight attendants wear a black suit and a blue tie.
Please find the check-in time for all American Airlines flights on the table below. Check-in time may vary if your flight is operated by a partner airline. Please check your e-ticket to ensure.
Recommended Check-in Time
Check-in Time Limit
1 hour 30 minutes before departure
45 minutes before departure
2 hours before departure
1 hour before departure
Online check-in is also available for American Airlines flights. Please follow the steps below.
In general, refunds are permitted for personal reasons (self-cancellation, sickness, pregnancy, or death of a passenger), cancellation/rescheduling by the airline, force majeure, or double booking. However, different airlines have different policies regarding acceptable refund reasons. Please visit American Airlines Refund Policy for a complete information on refund.
You can easily change your flight schedule and itinerary using Easy Reschedule. Some airlines allow changes to date, time, route, and airline, while some only allow changes to date and time.
Please refer to American Airlines Reschedule Terms & Conditions to find the complete guide to rescheduling your flight. If your flight is not eligible for Easy Reschedule, please contact American Airlines directly to reschedule.
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