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Going Green with Silver Eagle

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Every eight to 10 years, commercial aircraft require a paint refresh to keep them operating smoothly and reliably. By that time, on average, a plane will have flown 13,000 flights, taking on a lot of wear and tear. It’s hard to believe that the current American Airlines livery, first introduced in 2013, is quickly approaching that milestone.

American Minute: Learn How Electrostatic Spraying Works

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It’s a law of science — opposites attract. And when they do, they create an electric charge that can be used with a solution to help fight the spread of coronavirus on surfaces like seats, tray tables, and arm rests.

American Airlines Is First US Airline to Introduce Health Passport for All International Travel to US

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  • American is the first U.S. airline to introduce a health passport for inbound travel to the United States from all international destinations.
  • Customers traveling to the United States can use the VeriFLY app to confirm testing and other COVID-19 travel requirements beginning Jan. 23.
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  • American is the first U.S. airline to introduce a health passport for inbound travel to the United States from all international destinations.
  • Customers traveling to the United States can use the VeriFLY app to confirm testing and other COVID-19 travel requirements beginning Jan. 23.

Cleaning With a Purpose, American Airlines Earns STAR Accreditation From the Global Biorisk Advisory Council

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FORT WORTH, Texas, December 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ – American is the first airline to achieve GBAC STAR™ accreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) for its entire fleet of aircraft and Admirals Club lounges. STAR is a performance-based program based on American establishing effective cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention work practices to prepare for, respond to and recover from outbreaks and pandemics such as the coronavirus (COVID-19).

American Minute: Learn How HEPA Filters Clean Cabin Air

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American Airlines keeps customers safe and confident about reconnecting with the people and places that matter most. As part of that commitment, American’s aircraft have been equipped with hospital-grade HEPA filters since the ’90s to ensure customers are breathing clean air while on the plane. These filters are also effective at filtering the coronavirus.

The airline industry is a complex one, so the American Minute video series keeps it simple. 

In this American Minute, Flight Attendant Jacqueline Brown explains everything you need to know about HEPA filters.

American Airlines Transports Its First COVID-19 Vaccine Shipment From Chicago To Miami

American’s cargo operation will move COVID-19 vaccines across the US and around the world
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FORT WORTH, Texas, December 15, 2020 /3BL Media/ — The American Airlines Cargo team carried its first shipment of coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine last night. In close collaboration with pharmaceutical and cargo partners, the airline received the shipment by truck at Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and loaded the shipment onto a Boeing 777-200 aircraft flying to Miami International Airport (MIA). The vaccine shipment will arrive at its final destination in a U.S. territory in the Caribbean later today.

American Airlines Offers Preflight COVID-19 Testing for All US Destinations With Travel Requirements

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  • American is the first airline to expand access to at-home testing for all flights to U.S. locations that have COVID-19 restrictions, including Puerto Rico.
  • Tests will be available for purchase Dec. 9, for travel starting Dec. 12, through American’s at-home testing partner, LetsGetChecked.
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  • American is the first airline to expand access to at-home testing for all flights to U.S. locations that have COVID-19 restrictions, including Puerto Rico.
  • Tests will be available for purchase Dec. 9, for travel starting Dec. 12, through American’s at-home testing partner, LetsGetChecked.

Giving Tuesday: Every Mile Makes a Difference

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FORT WORTH, Texas — At American Airlines, our purpose is to care for people on life’s journey — and that extends to our team members, customers and the communities we serve across our global network. This Giving Tuesday, American joins forces with its national nonprofit partners for an opportunity to donate AAdvantage® miles to those who need it most.

Preparing for a Vaccine: American Cargo Operations Conducting Trial Flights From Miami to South America

Commercial airlines to play an essential role in transporting COVID-19 vaccines in the US and around the world
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FORT WORTH, TEXAS, November 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ — The American Airlines Cargo team is preparing for its critical role in transporting the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine once approved. In mid-November, American’s cargo operation began conducting trial flights, in conjunction with pharmaceutical and cargo partners, from Miami to South America on its Boeing 777-200 aircraft.

American Airlines, British Airways and oneworld Launch Transatlantic COVID-19 Testing Trial

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FORT WORTH, Texas, November 17, 2020 / 3BL Media / — American Airlines, British Airways and oneworld® have launched an optional coronavirus (COVID-19) medical-based testing trial on select flights from cities in the United States to London Heathrow (LHR), in a combined effort to scientifically demonstrate how COVID-19 testing can reopen international travel and remove the need for passengers to quarantine on arrival.

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