American Airlines is the official airline of World T.E.A.M. Sports. American Airlines has a long history of supporting veterans and military servicemen and women, a tradition dating to World War II when American’s first CEO, C.R. Smith, was appointed Chief of Staff of the Air Transport Command. Today, more than 60 percent of American’s pilots and approximately 10 percent of all American Airlines and American Eagle employees are active military service members or veterans. Travel amenities for active military include priority boarding, preferred seating and upgrades if available; waived baggage fees, complimentary Admirals Club® admission for qualifying active members of the military, priority baggage delivery to the claim area, and reduced-rate shipping via American Airlines Cargo.
American Airlines and American Eagle are involved in a wide variety of military charities supporting our men and women in uniform and their families. Our initiatives include providing air travel to active members and veterans, fundraising generated through fuel conservation efforts and partnerships with entertainers to perform for troops. Through these charitable efforts, American and American Eagle continue to make a difference in the lives of those serving our country.