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    A Snapshot of American in Chicago
    American Airlines traces its roots to a flight taken on April 15, 1926, by then little-known aviator, Charles Lindbergh, who flew mail for the U.S. Postal Service aboard a bi-plane from Chicago to St. Louis.  Over the past eight decades, Chicago has become the second largest hub airport operation in American’s global network.  American’s recent expansion efforts at O’Hare International Airport further demonstrate the airline’s commitment to the Chicagoland area and the nation’s heartland.
    • Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) was established as an American hub in 1982.
    • American and American Eagle operate out of Terminal 3 at ORD.
    • At ORD, American, American Eagle and AmericanConnection offer over 500 daily flights with service to destinations including:
      • Canada
      • Mexico
      • The Caribbean
      • Europe
      • India
      • Japan
      • China
    • Together, American and American Eagle serve more than 120 destinations from Chicago.
    •  In 2012, American and American Eagle carried nearly 11 million passengers through its Chicago hub.
    • Currently, American and American Eagle service represents approximately 37 percent of all traffic at ORD.
    • There are approximately 9,000 Chicago-based American, American Eagle and AmericanConnection employees.
    •  Executives: Franco Tedeschi, Vice President – Chicago; Ricky Dean, American Eagle Vice President - Chicago

    Admirals Club
    • H/K Admirals Club
      • Located in crosswalk between gates H6 and K6
      • 32,132 square feet
      • Seating capacity: 504
      • Business center with 39 work stations and HP PCs with high-speed Internet access
      • Printer, copier and fee-based fax service
      • Ethernet Ports: 5
      • Cyber café featuring HP TouchSmart 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
      • Private showers: 8 (1 handicap accessible)
      • Children’s room with TV and HP PCs featuring age appropriate programming
      • Electrical outlets: 143 (duplexes)
      • TVs: 6 flat panel televisions (2 at bar, 3 in lounge, 1 in children’s room)
      • Designated cell phone free quiet area with seating for 55
      • Telephones: 51
      • Newspapers offered: Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun Times
      • Hours of operation: Open daily from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • H/K Executive Center
      • Located in crosswalk between gates H6 and K6
      • 17,183 square feet
      • 26 conference rooms each offering seating for up to 22 and featuring a flat panel TV

    Community Support
    • In Chicago, American is equally privileged to partner with more than 140 civic, philanthropic, arts and cultural, health and welfare, diversity and women and children-related organizations and institutions. Some of the organizations in these sectors include:
      • The Lyric Opera of Chicago
      • Navy Pier
      • The Museum of Contemporary Art
      • Brookfield Zoo and the Chicago Botanic Garden 
      • The Goodman and Shakespeare Theatres 
      • The U.S.O. of Illinois
      • Children’s Infant Welfare Society
      • Gilda’s Club of Chicago 
      • Mercy Home for Boys and Girls
      • Misericordia
      • The AIDS Foundation of Chicago
      • The Centre on Halsted Street
    • To learn more about American’s overall corporate citizenship, visit AA.com/Joinus.  American’s Corporate Responsibility Report can be found on AA.com 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 five more joining soon.  Jointly, they and their near 30 affiliate airlines fly to nearly 1,000 airports in almost 160 countries
    • Four of American’s oneworld partners serve ORD – British Airways, Iberia, Japan Airlines and Royal Jordanian.
      • All of the oneworld partner airlines operate out of Terminal 5 at ORD.
    • In total, American and its four oneworld partners, serve nearly 120 destinations from this airport.

    August 2013

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