28 Facts About American Airlines


American Airlines is a major US-based airline headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, within the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex.

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American Airlines is a founding member of the Oneworld alliance, the third-largest airline alliance in the world.

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American Airlines was started in 1930 via a union of more than eighty small airlines.

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American Airlines inaugurated passenger service on June 26,1936, with simultaneous flights from Newark, New Jersey, and Chicago, Illinois.

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In 2013, American Airlines merged with US Airways 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.

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American Airlines is a member of the Oneworld alliance and has codeshares with the following airlines:.

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American Airlines operates aircraft maintenance and repair bases at the Charlotte, Chicago O'Hare, Dallas–Fort Worth, Pittsburgh, and Tulsa airports.

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American Airlines offers domestic Flagship First service on transcontinental routes between New York–JFK and Los Angeles, New York–JFK and San Francisco, New York-JFK and Santa Ana, Boston and Los Angeles, and Miami and Los Angeles, as well as on the standard domestic route between New York-JFK and Boston.

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American Airlines retained Main Cabin Extra when the new Premium Economy product entered service in late 2016.

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American Airlines marketed increased legroom in economy class as "More Room Throughout Coach", referred to as "MRTC", starting in February 2000.

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On many routes, American Airlines offers Basic Economy, the airline's lowest main cabin fare.

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Originally Basic Economy passengers could only carry a personal item, but American Airlines later revised their Basic Economy policies to allow for a carry-on bag.

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In May 2017, American Airlines announced it would be adding more seats to some of its Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets and reducing overall legroom in the basic economy class.

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American Airlines Eagle is a network of six regional carriers that operate under a codeshare and service agreement with American Airlines, operating flights to destinations in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and Mexico.

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American Airlines is headquartered across several buildings in Fort Worth, Texas that it calls the "Robert L Crandall Campus" in honor of former president and CEO Robert Crandall.

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American Airlines moved to two leased office buildings in Grand Prairie, Texas.

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In 2015, American Airlines announced that it would build a new headquarters in Fort Worth.

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In 1931, Goodrich Murphy, an American Airlines employee, designed the AA logo as an entry in a logo contest.

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Thirty years later, in 1997, American Airlines was able to make its logo Internet-compatible by buying the domain AA.

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On January 17,2013, American Airlines launched a new rebranding and marketing campaign with FutureBrand dubbed, "A New American Airlines".

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American Airlines faced difficulty obtaining copyright registration for their 2013 logo.

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On June 3,2016, American Airlines sought to register it with the United States Copyright Office, but 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, and was thus in the public domain.

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American Airlines requested that the Copyright Office reconsider, but on January 8,2018, the Copyright Office affirmed its initial determination.

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In January 2013, American Airlines launched a new rebranding and marketing campaign dubbed, "The New American Airlines".

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Parker announced that American Airlines would keep a US Airways and America West heritage aircraft in the fleet, with plans to add a heritage TWA aircraft and a heritage American Airlines plane with the old livery.

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Between October 1993 to July 1998, American Airlines was repeatedly cited for using high-sulfur fuel in motor vehicles at 10 major airports around the country, a violation of the Clean Air Act.

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Since 1981, as a means of creating revenue in a period of loss-making, American Airlines had offered a lifetime pass of unlimited travel, for the initial cost of $250,000.

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On October 24,2017, the NAACP issued a travel advisory for American Airlines urging African Americans to "exercise caution" when traveling with the airline.

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