American Airlines, Inc. (AA) is a major airline of the United States. It is the world's largest airline in passenger miles transported and passenger fleet size; third largest, behind FedEx Express and Delta Air Lines, in aircraft operated; and second behind Air France-KLM in operating revenues. A subsidiary of the AMR Corporation, the airline is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, adjacent to the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. American operates scheduled flights throughout the United States, and flights to Canada, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Japan, the People's Republic of China, and India. The Chairman, President, and CEO of AA is Gerard Arpey. In 2005, the airline flew more than 138 billion revenue passenger miles (RPM).
Travel fail doesn't even begin to describe my most recent ordeal and frustrations with American Airlines (and no, I'm not even accounting for that one time when my one hour layover turned into a ten hour one at LAS and passengers were given no information the entire time other than to wait). Earlier this week, I had lamented to one of my best friends in Tampa that the weather forecast for San Francisco showed gray skies and endless rain and cold weather for every … more
Usually when I fly, I fly Virgin America- they have it right on so many levels that I wish all airlines would use them as a business model. American Airlines should definitely take note. Why? Well, basically American Airlines is the worst airline I've ever flown. Apparently, I'm not alone. In a Travel and Leisure 2009 of Best and Worst Airlines, American was rated second last with on-time performance and was rated last in 2008. Based on US News America's Meanest … more
Pros: cheap, kinda roomy, easy luggage retrieval Cons: late, no amenities, small overhead compartments, satellite terminals The Bottom Line: American Eagle is good for short flights if you aren't afraid of flying. American Eagle is an off-shoot of American Airlines featuring a fleet of small planes. Epinions didn't have a separate category for it, so I'm posting it here. I recently took a trip to Toronto … more
Pros: We arrived safely; Beth was really nice; Better than Delta Cons: Late; bad food; rude service representatives; dumb flight attendants; no care for the customer The title of my review is the three words that come to mind when I think of American Airlines. My mother and I flew on American Airlines during our recent trip to New Orleans. It was not the worst flight that I've ever taken, but it was much less than good. We … more