American Airlines vs United Airlines

American Airlines vs United Airlines

Two major U.S. airline

United Airlines is the largest airline in the world, with over 700 aircraft and 100,000 employees.  American Airlines is also a large airline, with over 600 aircraft and 80,000 employees.

History: United Airlines founded in 1926, American Airlines in 1930

In 1926, United Airlines was founded as the first air carrier in the United States. Then, in 1930, American Airlines was founded.

Destinations: United flies to 342 destinations in 48 countries, American to 67 countrie

Hubs: United has 8 domestic hubs, American has 9

If you're looking for the most flights, then United is the better choice. However, if you're looking for the most destinations, then American is the better choice.

Fleet size: United has 747 aircraft, American has 663

While both airlines have a large number of aircraft, they each have different strategies when it comes to their fleet.

On-time performance: United has 75% on-time arrivals, American has 70%

When it comes to on-time performance, United Airlines is the clear winner. With a 75% on-time arrival rate, United beats out American Airlines by 5%.

Baggage handling: United mishandles 3.07 bags per 1,000 passengers, American mishandles 2.82

Customer satisfaction: United receives 3/5 stars on Skytrax, American receives 3.5/5 star


After comparing and contrasting the two airlines, it's clear that there is no definitive answer to which is the best airline.

It really depends on what the individual traveler is looking for in their flying experience.

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