American Airlines, I must say, is a good airline. I haven't had any problems with them when travelling. And they are true to their slogan - more room in coach...very true...I've flown them on these routes:
(2x)...and all 4 of my experiences have been on the whole, "good"...particularly I was very satisfied with the IAD
2nd trip, in 2001...very good service on a B752. However, on the first IAD
service, the plane was delayed about 3-4 hours in Dulles airport due to weather and other aircraft etc, and the airline said sorry by giving out headsets for "free"...I thought that was pretty lame...but on the whole, it's a pretty good airline.