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History of American Airlines

On April 15, 1926, Charles Lindbergh flew the first American Airlines flight – carrying U.S. mail from St. Louis, Missouri, to Chicago, Illinois. After 8 years of mail routes, the airline began to form into what it is today. American founder C.R. Smith worked with Donald Douglas to create the DC-3; a plane that changed the entire airline industry, switching revenue sources from mail to passengers.

Combating human trafficking

American is committed to respecting human rights, including combating illegal human trafficking and child exploitation. As a prominent part of the worldwide travel industry, we conduct our business in a manner that protects human rights and the rights of children within our sphere of influence. We have adopted responsible workplace practices and endeavor to conduct our business operations free from complicity in human rights abuses. American’s commitment to human rights is outlined in our Standards of Business Conduct, which require all of American’s team members and suppliers to uphold the human rights of all persons, including permanent and temporary team members both domestically and internationally. American’s policies and other information on human trafficking, including links to educational and training resources, are available to all team members on our intranet site.