Benefits and Perks

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Benefits and Perks

At American Airlines, we recognize there is more to life than work. That's why we offer a competitive total rewards package that few other companies match. In addition, American's benefits and various employment privileges are extended to family members and domestic partners.


Benefits are important to our employees and their families, but it's our travel privileges that put the fun in the total package. Our employees, their families, and friends enjoy the ability to travel almost anywhere in the world on American and American Eagle®. Plus, employees can take advantage of discounted travel on other airlines and enjoy special rates on hotels, car rentals, cruises and more.

Holidays and Sick Days

American offers generous paid holidays and sick-leave to our employees. The amount of vacation you earn depends on your company seniority and workgroup.

Health and Life Benefits

American has an outstanding package of health and life benefits for employees and their families. We 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.

Savings and Retirement

Employees can take advantage of a number of financial benefits, including an outstanding employee credit union, 401(k) matching funds, profit sharing, and incentives.

Work/Life Balance

At American, we fully recognize that each individual has unique needs and responsibilities outside of work, so we encourage our employees to have a healthy work/life balance.

Career Development

Employees are encouraged to grow professionally, and receive the support and resources to reach their full potential. A wide range of job-based and personal enrichment training is available through classroom and online training resources. We also provide an online internal job search tool to help employees explore other opportunities within American.

Training Opportunities and Business Travel

Besides the everyday on-work learning experiences, American encourages our IT employees to take training courses out of office to increase productivity in the office. ADEPT employees are required to take at least 40 hours of training every year. Employees also have the opportunity to participate in business travel to a variety of destinations to expand their career path at American.


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Weekly Basketball Games at Flagship University

ADEPTs have the opportunity to participate in weekly basketball games every Tuesday and Thursday at the Flagship University right next to Headquarters. The facility also has tennis courts, sand volleyball courts, and lots of other extracurricular activities!

Team Potluck and Celebrations

American Airlines strongly believes in having a fun environment for our employees, so we celebrate holidays, project completions, and employees' anniversaries by hosting potlucks or team celebrations. ADEPT employees also get together to relax after work, travel, and enjoy various activities around Dallas and Fort Worth on the weekends.

Employee Discounts and Deals

As an American Airlines employee, you are eligible for various employee-only offers and promotions on selected merchandise and services from places like Apple, Dell, Mercedes-Benz, Ford, General Motors, AT&T, Verizon, SeaWorld, GE Appliances, Costco, and many more!