|Quoting AAR90 (Reply 5):|
For AA (and most if not all USA airlines), only life vests are required for...
Limited Extended Overwater Operations are authorized to the offshore areas adjoining the 48 contiguous United States, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Islands within the following geographical areas / offshore distances:
1. The west coast of the U.S., no more than 100 nautical miles from the nearest shoreline. (Alaska coast is excluded; 50 N.M. limit applies.)
2. The east coast of the U.S., 35 degrees north latitude and above, no more than 100 nautical miles from the nearest shoreline.
3. The east and south coasts of the U.S., below 35 degrees north latitude, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Islands, no more than 162 nautical miles from the nearest shoreline.
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