American Airlines is one of the world’s oldest airlines, has nearly 1,000 planes (the largest fleet in the world), and generates more income that any other airline in the world. Considered a ‘legacy airline’, her distinct shiny metal aircraft are an icon in the USA, and around the world. The airline is currently enjoying a strong period of expansion with new planes and new destinations like New Zealand.
Name: American Airlines
Hubs: Los Angeles, Charlotte, Dallas/Fort Worth, JFK and La Guardia in New York, Miami, Chicago O’Hare, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Ronald Reagan in Washington DC
Rewards Program: AAdvantage
NZ Routes: Auckland directly to Los Angeles
Partners: Strong cooperation with Qantas, Japan Airlines and British Airways, as well as being a Oneworld member.
Classes of Travel: Business, Premium Economy and Economy.
Meals: All meals and drinks (including alcohol) are included. Special meals available.
Entertainment: Movies, TV shows, music and radio included with personal seatback screens.
Luggage Allowance: Two pieces of checked luggage up to 23 kilograms each and one piece of carry on up to 7 kilograms included on all Economy fares.
Seat Selection: Your House of Travel consultant can assign seats on most flights for no extra charge.
Connectivity: Universal 110v power outlets and USB ports in seat. WiFi available for NZD$29.
*Please note all the above info is for flights to and from New Zealand, and other destinations served by the Dreamliner aircraft only.
- American Airlines flies to New Zealand in the brand new Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
- The multi award winning AAdvantage frequent flyer program has over 100 million members.
- American has the world’s largest fleet, made up of nearly 1,000 Airbus, Boeing, Embraer and McDonnell Douglas aircraft. This includes over 260 Boeing 737’s and 170 Airbus A321’s. In addition to this, American has another 350 aircraft on order!
- American Airlines flies to over 80 destinations in the US, and a further 80 destinations in 50 other countries around the world.
- On any given day, American operates over 6,700 flights carrying a whopping 530,000 people!
New Zealand: Auckland to Los Angeles.
Los Angeles: To over 60 destinations including all major American cities, as well as many Asian and Central American destinations.
Premium Economy: American are launching their first Premium Economy service on their new 787 aircraft so details aren't yet final, but benefits will include more legroom, wider seats, noise reducing headphones, priority check in and boarding, two checked bags and amenity kits.
Business Class: In Business Class you’ll receive a larger seat that turns into an almost two metre fully lie flat bed, direct aisle access, complimentary WiFi, noise cancelling Bose airphones, access to a self service bar with drinks and snacks, amenity kits with skincare products and a 16 inch touchscreen entertainment system.
American Airlines has several hubs across America, but the one most Kiwi's will encounter is Los Angeles International Airport.