American brings back kids' commemorative wings

06/01/2016

 

After several years, kids' wings are back by popular demand. Pilots and flight attendants told us they missed the customer interactions that happened when passing out kids' wings and on June 1, they’re officially back. It's little touches like these that make flying American great for all ages.

Today flight attendants and pilots started passing out kids' wings on flights throughout the system. Wings are available for pickup at all domestic crew bases until they're provisioned in Flight Attendant Service Kits later this summer.

“I have families ask me at least once a week if we have kids' wings, and I was also so bummed to have to tell them no,” said Ellison Kim, PHL-based flight attendant. “I’m so excited to be able to say ‘yes’ now.”

Kids' wings are plastic pins and look slightly different than our crewmembers' wings, but bear the American Airlines logo and the words “Flight Crew” in silver.

Our pilots and flight attendants have worn wings for more than eight decades. First given as a symbol of aviation training and qualification by the U.S. military in 1913, our wings are an iconic symbol of aviation, ability and adventure.

“I think it’s great to get customers engaged with American Airlines while they’re young through kids' wings. I hope as we interact with them, we begin to inspire the next generation of pilots and flight attendants.” Jay Lawson, LGA-based pilot.