About American Airlines (AA)
American Airlines, (AA) is the world's largest airline in terms of fleet size, revenue, and number of destinations served — among other categories. In tandem with its partners and subsidiaries, American operates a far-reaching network of international and domestic flights, with roughly 6,700 daily flights to 350 destinations in over 50 countries. American, along with its regional partner, American Eagle, operates out of 10 primary hubs, with Dallas/Fort Worth serving as company headquarters and keystone hub. Roughly half a million people fly American on a daily basis.
As a standalone airline, American Airlines flies to 95 domestic and 95 international destinations in 55 countries. In addition to a full roster of codeshares, American has maintained joint ventures with some of the most recognized names in air transport.
American Airlines’ main hubs include Charlotte, Chicago-O’Hare, Los Angeles, Miami, New York-JFK and LaGuardia, Philadelphia, Phoenix-Sky Harbor Washington D.C.-National. The airline operates flights to a staggering number of far-flung destinations from Antigua and Barbuda to Beijing, China, and seemingly all points in between. Their most popular domestic destinations are Denver, Atlanta, San Francisco, and Seattle. Meanwhile, some of its more popular international routes include Chicago-O’Hare — Athens, Greece, Philadelphia — Berlin, Germany, and Phoenix-Sky Harbor — London-Heathrow.
Choosing your car
American Airlines has teamed up with Avis, Budget, Hertz, Europcar and other major brands to deliver cheap car rentals for their passengers. We’re here to streamline the process and get you a better deal on a comprehensive range of vehicles. Minicars and compact 3-door coupes offer the lowest rates, or upgrade to economy and intermediate 4-door sedans. Standard, fullsize, and premium sedans are among the most popular rentals. For all-purpose driving, look to midsize, standard, and oversize SUVs. For families and large groups, select from a wide range of 7-12 seater minivans.
Tips for American Airlines Passengers Renting Cars
Save big money by returning your car hire to the same location you picked it up from — particularly in the U.S., where drop-off at a different location can significantly increase your daily rate.
All airline car rentals include a standard Collision/Loss Damage Waiver (CDW/LDW) and Theft Protection. You’ll be offered an optional Excess Damage Waiver that may duplicate coverage by your credit card, personal auto or other insurance policies. It’s recommended that you check the terms of your third-party insurance policies to avoid paying for something you don’t need.
To rent a car in the U.S., be advised that a wide range of terms and conditions, taxes, restrictions, and surcharges apply which are generally not applicable in other countries. For example, minimum rental ages vary from state to state, and credit checks will be performed on renters using debit cards.
Avoid additional surcharges by reading the terms and conditions of your car hire agreement. You’ll find a number of restrictions and possibly unnecessary penalties and fees within the fine print. For instance, with an American Airlines car rental, vehicles that have been driven less than 75 kilometers (45 miles) will be subject to an additional fee.
Airline car rentals are priced on a 24-hour basis, with 29-minute grace period for returns. After 30 minutes late, hourly charges kick in. After 90 minutes late, you’re likely to be on the hook for a full-day late charge.
Cash is not accepted for payment of any aspect of your car hire.