Join us for #AAviationDay

We know that many of you have been waiting patiently for this announcement. Well, here it is. AAviationDay tickets will be available on Friday, July 6 at 12:00 p.m. ET.

Here are a few items to note:

  • As usual, tickets will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. This year, we are putting all locations on a single Eventbrite page. Visit The password protection will be lifted at noon on Friday, July 6. Approximately 150 total tickets are available – please be mindful that they go fast every year.
  • When selecting your preferred event, it is imperative that you only select one event. Do not select multiple tickets at multiple AAviationDay locations. Several ticket types under the same name will be voided. Furthermore, we kindly ask that you do not hold tickets for others.
  • While we try to accommodate as many AvGeeks as possible each year, sometimes not everyone makes it. We highly recommend placing yourself on the waitlist. There is a strong chance that you may get cleared off of it prior to the event. This year, we are using a general waitlist, which means that, if you are number one, we will contact you with an open spot and its respective location.
  • Please note that we send the final list of names two weeks prior to AAviationDay on August 17 (August 3). The waitlist will also close by this point.
  • We want to ensure that everyone has a fair and equal chance of attending AAviationDay. With this in mind, we ask that you ensure you are able to attend prior to registering. This helps to mitigate any no-shows.

Thanks! We hope to see you at AAviationDay 2o18.


AAviationDay 2017 took place on Friday, August 18, 2017, which was on the eve of National Aviation Day. This year’s event encompassed even more American Airlines locations, hosting approximately 170 aviation enthusiasts from around the world. 2017 AAviationDay locations included…

  • London Heathrow
  • Paris-CDG
  • New York-JFK
  • New York-LGA
  • Philadelphia (PHL)
  • Washington Reagan (DCA)
  • Charlotte (CLT)
  • Miami (MIA)
  • Chicago O’hare (ORD)
  • Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW)
  • American Airlines’ World Headquarters/Integrated Operations Center/Flight Training Facility
  • Phoenix (PHX)
  • Los Angeles (LAX)
  • Envoy Headquarters
  • Tulsa Maintenance Base

Each facility offered unique tours and events to give participants a first-hand look inside the world’s largest airline. Check out the Twitter Moment for the best Tweets from AAviationDay 2017. More links:

American Airlines AAviationDay Media Advisory

Dallas News (by Conor Shine)

WJLA-ABC 7 Washington, D.C. with Sam Sweeney

In 2016, 120+ special guests from across the globe had the unique experience to go behinds the scenes at American Airlines, the largest airline in the world. The event was featured in numerous publications including CNN and the Fort Worth Star Telegram.

What exactly is #AAviationDay?

National Aviation Day was established in 1939 by Franklin D, Roosevelt as a presidential proclamation. Its purpose was two-fold: to celebrate the incredible achievements of flight and to commemorate Orville Wright’s birthday. On the eve of National Aviation Day, American will open up their facilities to #AvGeeks. The facilities include PHL, DCA, MIA, CLT, LGA, DFW, LAX, American’s HQ and Integrated Operations Center in Fort Worth, The Tulsa Maintenance Base, ORD, PHX, JFK, LHR, and Envoy’s HQ. Each facility will offer unique tours and events.

Click here for the official press release from 2016.