Based in Fort Worth, American Airlines is the world's largest airline (they do say everything's bigger in Texas). They're one of the founding members of the Oneworld alliance, which allows them to partner with British Airways, Finnair and Iberia for scheduled flights across the Atlantic, and Japan Airways and Cathay Pacific for flights across the Pacific. Their frequent-flyer programme is AAdvantage, and they fly to 350 destinations with their massive fleet of 939 aeroplanes. American Airlines offers year-round flights from London-Heath-row and Manchester airports. They also offer seasonal flights from Edinburgh to New York and Glasgow to Philadelphia.
How to check In
Online check in opens 24 hours before departure and closes 45 minutes before on domestic routes, and 90 minutes before on international flights. It's also possible to check in at the airport, either by going to the AA desk or by using a self-service kiosk. Special Flagship First check in is available for passengers flying first class on a three class transcontinental flight, flying first class on a qualifying intercontinental flight, and for people who are ConciergeKeySM members or Five Star ServiceSM customers. London-Heathrow is the only UK airport with this optio
Seat pitch (the distance between your seat and the one in front) on American Airlines flights varies depending on which aircraft is being used, but for the most part you can expect about 31 to 32 inches in economy. This increases to about 50 inches in business, and rises to over 60 inches in first class. You can choose a standard seat free of charge when you check in, or pay £10 to choose it when you book.