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American Airlines

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By cabincrew.com on Wednesday 17th Aug, 2011 at 14:35

American Airlines is a founding member of oneworld alliance which joins together some of the biggest names in the business including American Airlines; American Eagle and American Connection.

Together they serve 250 cities in 40 different countries and, on average, run more than 3400 flights every day, including 20 direct flights from Heathrow and Manchester to various US gateway cities.

Founded on April 15th 1926 by Charles Lindburgh, Robertson Aircraft Corporation’s chief pilot, flew a bag of mail from Chicago to St Louis. This flight is seen as the first regularly scheduled flight of what was to become American Airlines. A big fleet is required to fly passengers to over 250 destinations throughout the Americas. With almost 80 years experience behind them, they deliver around 94 million customers to their destinations each year.

Past employees have said American Airlines is “the only way to fly” with excellent travel benefits and a chance to develop professionally, as well as maintaining a great work-life balance and a chance to see the world.

The company has an outstanding package of health and life benefits for employees and their families. They offer a variety of medical plans, dental, life, disability, vision, as well as optional plans such as long term care, legal aid, and reimbursement accounts.

Benefits are an important part of working with American Airlines. Employees and their families can expect fantastic travel privileges that put the fun in the total package. Staff will be able to enjoy the ability to travel almost anywhere in the world on American and American Eagle. Plus they can take advantage of discounted travel on other airlines and enjoy special rates on hotels, car rentals, cruises and more.

American Airlines also offers a student recruitment programme. Each year they visit many college and university campuses in the US to recruit students studying for graduate and undergraduate degrees. The airline considers students for a wide range of professional positions – from flight attendants to aircraft maintenance.
Aside from a college recruitment programme, the Airline also offers an MBA summer Intern programme through which it offers a challenging and rewarding work scheme to help build future leaders for American Airlines.

“...our future as a company depends on our remaining a good place to work and to build a career – on maintaining a safe, collaborative and respectful work environment where everybody’s contributions are valued, and everyone’s ideas are not only welcome but sought out.” – Gerard J. Arpey – CEO American Airlines.