The American Airlines Credit Union membership is available for active and retired employees of the airlines. This includes employees of any American Airlines airport or the airlines themselves, working in administration or security for the airlines and employees of companies that work closely with the associated airlines and airports.
The American Airlines Credit Union has also expanded to offer their services to other people in the air transportation industry, not necessarily those associated with American Airlines. This includes air courier services and airport baggage handling employees, air transportation of freight, commercial airport janitors, people offering on-board airline food services and anyone working on runway maintenance services. People with the membership can also sponsor their spouse, children, parents or other close relatives.
The application for membership to the American Airlines Credit Union becomes available as soon as the first day of working for the airlines or in air transportation. There is a small opening deposit and fee required for a savings account with the credit union.
The American Airlines Credit Union offers checking and savings accounts, direct deposit, payroll deduction, phone banking, mobile banking and free bill pay services. Like other credit unions, lending and loans are also a part of the services provided.