American Airlines honors employees with 45+ years of service

American Airlines has honored more than 200 employees celebrating at least 45 years of service and 35 or more years for pilots due to the mandatory retirement age, the company said.

These special employees´ tenure with the airline combine to total nearly 10,000 years of experience.

This year´s honorees began their careers with 11 different heritage carriers including Air Cal, Allegheny, American, Lake Central, Eastern, Mohawk, Ozark, Piedmont, PSA, TWA and USAir.

American Airlines and American Eagle offer an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in more than 50 countries.