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American Airlines Benefits

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Employer Summary

What are our benefits like at American Airlines?


We're excited about the future - and your part in it. We offer a wide variety of benefits that promote whole family well-being, now and in the future.


You and your family have your own individual needs. We offer plenty of smart choices so you get the protection that fits you best.


With your job comes the confidence of great benefits, so you can focus on important things, like healthy, active living for you and your family.

We believe choice is important, so every team member, regardless of circumstances, can create the benefits package that meets his or her specific needs.

Take a look at our wide-ranging benefits:

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Health Spending Accounts and Flexible Spending Accounts to help you cover the cost of eligible health care and dependent day care expenses
  • Life, accident and disability coverage
  • Other benefits, such as auto and home, and group legal insurance

Employee Benefit Reviews

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  • 401K Plan  (81 comments)

    “16% into your account. 95% can be transferred to brokerage account to buy any type of security. Standard fund choices are excellent too.”

  • Health Insurance  (73 comments)

    “We had United Health Care with US Air and now that we bought the bankrupt AA, we have awful Blue Cross/Blue Shield with higher premiums.”

  • Employee Discount  (38 comments)

    “AA20 20% discount off airfare for positive space travel. Unlimited free space available travel.”

  • Mar 14, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Airline Pilot in Dallas, Texas

    16% 401k match for pilots is excellent.

  • Mar 14, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Arlington, Virginia

    Health insurance is great. unable to select your holiday days. or days off. Especially if you are a new hire. Employee discount is the worst I ever seen.. almost there is none.. educations, cars .hotels.. may be flying but , stand by ..YES STAND BY.. meaning if the gate agent doesn't like you , you get no seat. Rules said that passenger must be seated first than the stand by employee. not if one of the mangers or family members of a favors employees. passenger would be kicked out ((under all seats are sold out mr smith )) to seat the manger and their spouse.

  • Feb 12, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Fleet Service Clerk in Los Angeles, California

    The best thing would have to be the travel benefits. Health care is extremely affordable, along with vision and dental plans for individuals or families.

  • Feb 15, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Flight Attendant in Chicago, Illinois

    We have great healthcare and flight benefits. It's great that we have so many airline partners to fly on, but also because people love flying American we do experience full seats on many of our flights making the benefits sometimes hard to utilize (but for good reason!).

  • Feb 05, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Fort Worth, Texas

    A very fair benefits package. Flight benefits are good.

  • Feb 10, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Fleet Service Clerk in Austin, Texas

    The free flights for family and buddy passes for family and friends is a huge benefit.

  • Feb 01, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Analyst in Fort Worth, Texas

    The best is the travel benefits. The worst is the low pay levels.

  • Mar 05, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current flt. attendant in Phoenix, Arizona

    Flying benefits are worthless now that the airline is selling the remaining seats on an airplane super cheap right before the flight.

  • Feb 05, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Crew Scheduler in Dallas, Texas

    Free National travel. Airport taxes for International. "Great Deal".

  • Feb 03, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Senior Analyst in Dallas, Texas

    401k match could be better. Vacation time is accrued. Pleasant of sick days available. Health plan is really good when finding specialists.

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