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NOTE: US Airways has ceased operations - US Airways flights can no longer be booked. The information below relates to the airline's period of operation.

US Airways was one of the largest airlines in the world and had an extensive international and domestic network of 193 destinations in 24 countries across North America, South America, Europe and The Middle East, until it ceased operation in October 2015. After merging with American Airlines in 2013, the brand US Airways was then discontinued in late 2015. A former Star Alliance member and Oneworld affiliate, US Airways was founded in 1937 as All American Aviation, and began it’s operations in 1939. Since US Airways’ merger the airlines have together operated 344 destinations with a fleet of 945 aircraft. American Airlines is now considered one of the world's leading airlines both in terms of passengers carried and destinations served, averaging 6,700 flights and carrying in excess of 500,000 passengers each day.

Online check-in

  • American Airlines offers an online check-in service that is available from 24 hours until 45 minutes before departure for all domestic flights, and 24 hours until 90 minutes before departure for all international flights.
  • When checking in online passengers will need a valid American Airlines booking reference or valid booking reference. A valid passport will be needed and when applicable, a travel visa.
  • It is also possible to check in online and receive an SMS ticket that can be used at the airport. SMS tickets can only be used at certain airports.
  • Once you have checked in you will be unable to make any adjustments to your booking.

Cabin luggage allowance

  • All cabin baggage must be no bigger than 115cm (23cm x 36cm x 56cm) including handles and wheels and must be able to fit comfortably into the sizer provided at the airport terminal.
  • There is no maximum weight restriction on hand luggage for passengers of American Airlines flights.
  • In addition to the free cabin baggage allowance, the following articles may be carried inside the aircraft (subject to security regulations): purses, briefcases and laptop bags.
  • Passenger(s) travelling with an infant younger than 2 years old are allowed to bring 1 stroller on board in addition to their cabin luggage. Only small, collapsible and light strollers (up to 9kg) can be carried onto the cabin. Any stroller that weighs over 9kg, is deemed too large or is non-collapsible must be checked.

Checked baggage allowance

  • Checked luggage for domestic and international flights operated by American Airlines cannot be greater than 158cm in size.
  • The weight limit for all checked luggage for domestic and international flights is 23kg. The limit for flights to and from Brazil is 32kg.
  • Passengers are able to check up to 10 pieces of baggage including sporting equipment that meets the weight and size specifications, for all domestic and international flights. This excludes those travelling to and from South/Central America for which the limit is 5. Each passenger is entitled to 1 free piece of checked luggage with each additional piece costing a fee.
  • All infants above the age of 2 are required to have their own seat and are therefore entitled to the same baggage allowance as adult passengers.

Additional information

  • Airline name: US Airways (now American Airlines, Inc. (AA))
  • IATA code: US (now AA)
  • Year Founded: 1937
  • Headquarters: Arizona, USA (now Texas, USA)
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