Very often known simply as AA, American Airlines fly to Africa, Asia, North, South and Central America, Europe and Eurasia, Australia and New Zealand, the Middle East and the Caribbean, in conjunction with oneworld Alliance and Codeshare airlines.
American Airlines officially commenced in 1929 with the formation of The Aviation Corporation, later reformed and renamed to American Airways in 1930. By 1934 the airline had adopted the name by which it is known today, American Airlines, Inc. carrying their one-millionth passenger in 1937.
Menus vary according to destinations. On First and Business class, passengers may pre-order from a Japanese menu on selected flights or may choose from American or European cuisine on others as well as enjoying a selection of wines and beverages on all flights.
Special requests for diabetic, Kosher, Moslem, gluten-free and vegetarian dishes can also be made prior to travel when making American Airlines flight bookings. Individual snacks and snack packs are available for purchase via debit card.
American Airlines Frequent Flyer program, the AAdvantage Program, enables members to earn Frequent Flyer miles when they book flights on American Airlines or through participating oneworld Alliance airlines. Alliance airlines include Qantas, Cathay Pacific, British Airways, Royal Jordanian, JAL and 16 others. Points can also be accrued through dozens of high quality hotel chains, vacations and cruises, financial services, not-for-profit organizations, car rental agencies and more.
Rewards can be redeemed via upgrades and flights on AA, American Eagle, American Connection and other partnering airlines. Members can work their way up to Elite status which includes Gold, Platinum, and Executive Platinum.
The airline was the first Lifetime Promise Partner with Komen for the Cure, pledging to raise $1 million annually over an 8-year period. American Airlines run a non-profit museum, the C.R. Smith Museum, providing a very hands-on insight into the world of aviation, plus an aviation dining venue.