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A Snapshot of American in Los Angeles
American Airlines has served California for more than 75 years and has a rich historical connection to the state. On Jan. 25, 1959, American became the first airline to offer transcontinental commercial jet service with Boeing 707 flights between Los Angeles and New York’s Idlewild Airport. Following in the steps of the rich history, Los Angeles is today one of the airline’s cornerstone cities, along with New York, Chicago, Miami and Dallas-Fort Worth. American continues to grow in California, with American and American Eagle serving cities throughout the United States, as well as destinations in the Pacific, Europe, Canada, Mexico and Central America.

  • American Airlines has served Los Angeles since 1930.

  • American and American Eagle flights operate from Terminal 4 at LAX.

  • At LAX, American and American Eagle offer over 150 daily flights with service to destinations including:
    • Asia

    • Latin America

    • Mexico

    • The Caribbean

    • Canada

    • Europe

  • Together, American and American Eagle serve a total of nearly 40 destinations from Los Angeles.

  • In 2012, American and American Eagle carried more than 11 million passengers through Los Angeles.

  • Currently, American and American Eagle service represents 19% of all traffic at LAX.

  • American supports 4,400 jobs in the Los Angeles community and 89,000 jobs in the state of California. The airline has an estimated $9 billion annual impact to the California economy.

  • Executives: Jeff Plant, Managing Director- LAX 

Admirals Club
  • Admirals Club
    • Located in Terminal 4, across from Gate 40

    • 20,130 square feet

    • Seating capacity: 355

    • Private showers: 8 (one disabled accessible)

    • Conference rooms: 2

    • Cyber cafe with 4 HP TouchSmart PCs with high-speed Internet access
    • Business Center with 23 workstations some including HP Compaq dc7900 PCs with highspeed Internet access

    • Powered by PrinterOn, the global printing solution allows guests to submit print jobs via email or webpage uploads from any location and retrieve them in the lounge

    • TV Lounges: 2

    • Total number of TVs: 4 (two are in bar area)

    • Children's Room with 3 HP PC’s and a flat screen TV featuring age-appropriate children's programming and software

    • Total number of telephones: 9

    • Hours of operation: 5:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. daily

  • Flagship Lounge
    • Located in Terminal 4 across from Gate 40 through the Admirals Club lounge entrance

    • 5,464 square feet

    • Seating capacity: 92

    • Private showers: 3 (one handicap accessible) May 2011

    • TV Lounge

    • Total number of TVs: 2

    • Total number of telephones: 9

    • Complimentary Wi-Fi

    • Business center with four work stations some with HP PCs with high-speed Internet access

    • Powered by PrinterOn, the global printing solution allows guests to submit print jobs via email or webpage uploads from any location and retrieve them in the lounge

    • Hours of operation: 5:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. daily

Community Support
  • American in active in local, regional and international organizations that foster Los Angeles’ economic growth as well as in a host of community and civic programs supporting diverse causes including:
    • The Ronald McDonald House

    • Something mAAgic Foundation

    • Magic Johnson Foundation

    • Tournament of Roses Parade

    • Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

    • Urban League of Greater Los Angeles

    • All Stars Helping Kids

    • Olympic Club Foundation
  • To learn more about American’s overall corporate citizenship, visit American’s Corporate Responsibility Report can be found on by selecting Corporate Responsibility under the About Us tab.

oneworld Alliance
  • oneworld is a global alliance that brings together 12 of the world's biggest and best airlines, all committed to providing world-class service and value – with two more joining soon. Jointly, they and their nearly 30 affiliate airlines fly to some 1,000 destinations in almost 160 countries.

  • Six of American’s oneworld partners serve LAX – British Airways, Japan Airlines, Iberia, Cathay Pacific, LAN and Qantas.

  • BA, JAL, Iberia, Cathay Pacific, LAN and Qantas operate out of Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT).

  • In total, American and its six oneworld partners, serve nearly 900 destinations from this airport in more than 150 countries and territories

August 2013

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