15 Things You Didn’t Know About American Airlines (But Probably Did)

by Miguel R. Quinones

Web site PPcorn.com apparently dedicates itself to publishing fifteen facts people generally do not know on a number of topics, including celebrities, companies and TV networks, among other things. Over the weekend they published an American Airlines edition of their “15 Things You Didn’t Know” series.

Here are some of those AA facts you might not know (but probably did):

Number Fifteen: American Airlines Gets the Bulk of Its Business From Fliers Who Travel Once a Year

You might think the airline would earn the most money from its business-related travelers who jet-set all over, but that’s not actually the case. In reality, the airline earns 50 percent of its revenue from people who fly once a year or less.

Number Fourteen: Its Biggest Competitor Isn’t What You’d Expect

Though airlines like Delta and United are big names like American, the truth is that the airline’s biggest competition is Spirit Airlines. This is because Spirit offers similar routes at equal or lower prices and non-stop options.

Number Thirteen: It’s Catering to its Customers on a Budget

In late 2015, an American Airlines president Scott Kirby announced that the airline was working on an option for its customer base on the smallest budget. Like Delta’s “Basic Economy” option, this will most likely involve a choice to pay a lower price than Coach but without the option of seat assignment or upgrades.

Click here and here to read the entire AA series.

The average BoardingArea reader probably knows at least a number of these “AA things you didn’t know”, but I did learn a few things, such as that AA was the first airline to operate a lounge and that AA is made up of a conglomeration of 82 separate airlines.

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