American Airlines

American Airlines

Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, American Airlines is proud to be the largest airline in the world with more new planes than any other airline. With the most non-stop flights of any airline, American provides convenient options to top business and leisure destinations across the globe. American’s network offers travellers access to over 240 destinations across North America, with hundreds of same-day connections taking customers to the places that matter the most. Not only is American the largest airline, but the most connected too.

American is proud to reaffirm a commitment to corporate responsibility on the journey to become the greatest airline in the world, with a focus on providing customers with the industry's best fleet, strongest network and superior service.

With one new plane arriving every week, more than 500 new planes are arriving between now and 2020; giving American the most new planes of any airline in the world. 

With fully lie-flat seats with direct access to the aisle in Flagship™ First and Flagship™ Business on every flight from London Heathrow, American is bringing customers a modern and comfortable journey.

Never miss a game with live streaming sport and news channel favourites, including Sport24, the NFL, Formula One and the US Open, on every flight from London Heathrow. Customers can also catch programmes on BBC World, CNBC and CNN. 

American is undergoing the most expansive lounge makeover in our history. We’re revamping our Admirals Club® and Flagship™ Lounges, offering Flagship™ Dining to eligible passengers, providing restaurant fine dining before you fly. Customers can also enjoy our newly renovated Arrivals Lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 3. This multi-million dollar redesign offers a more productive and luxurious lounge experience for eligible travellers. Many locations now offer self-tagging in the ticketing areas as well as additional kiosks at the gate to reprint boarding passes and secure upgrades.

American’s Economy product is known as Main Cabin, whilst Main Cabin Extra, situated at the front of the cabin, provides customers with up to six inches of additional legroom. Premium Economy, currently available on select aircraft and rolling out across the rest of their international wide-body fleet,, offers more legroom and wider, adjustable leather seats, an enhanced meal service, larger monitors and noise-reducing headphones, amenity kits and 1 free checked bag. Flagship™ Business offers fully lie-flat seats with direct aisle access on all flights from London. 

In the best loyalty programme, the possibilities are endless – American’s AAdvantage® programme allows customers to earn and redeem miles when they fly on American, oneworld® and other participating airlines, including British Airways, as well as over 1,000 partners.

Useful Facts
  1. When travelling from the U.K. and Ireland to the U.S., American Airlines offers up to 25 transatlantic flights per day to 9 hubs across the US. We know how important it is for customers to start their journey close to home so in addition to service from London Heathrow, American operates from the metropolitan city of Manchester and from Edinburgh in Scotland.  From Ireland, American operates from both Dublin and Shannon.
  2. Once customers reach the U.S., American has nine hubs to provide them with easy access to hundreds of domestic and international destinations. From these hubs - Charlotte (CLT), Chicago (ORD), Dallas Fort Worth (DFW), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), New York  JFK, Philadelphia (PHL), Phoenix (PHX), Washington (DCA) - customers can connect to nearly 240 destinations in North America, Central America, South America, the Caribbean and Asia.
  3. Connect anytime, anywhere with American’s Mobile App.  Customers can download the app and log in with their AAdvantage® number for a more personalized mobile experience and quick access to all their travel information. With the app on the Apple Watch the right travel information is right where customers need it - with just a glance at their wrist.
  4. Every American plane in the sky has transatlantic Wi-Fi, to keep customers connected around the world at 35,000 feet.