From May 6, the world’s largest airline will resume seasonal flights between Glasgow Airport (GLA) and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL).

First 757 With New Livery

The flight, now in its 12th year of service, is operated using Boeing 757-200 aircraft in a two class configuration, offering customers the choice of 12 seats in Business Class and 158 Main Cabin seats.

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In addition to Philadelphia, American provides Scottish customers with direct services from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to New York John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK). This flight is also operated by Boeing 757 aircraft, offering customers a choice of 14 seats in Business Class and 157 seats in the Main Cabin.

“Between Philadelphia and New York, Scottish customers have direct access to two major American Airlines hubs, and the wealth of onward connections available from both,” said David Thomas, Director, UK & Ireland Sales. “Both cities are popular destinations amongst Scottish Business and Leisure travellers, and our services eliminate the necessity for them to connect through another gateway.”

From Philadelphia, American’s largest hub in the Northeast USA, Scottish customers can connect on to nearly 160 destinations across the USA, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America. American Airlines has four Admirals Club lounges located at Philadelphia International Airport.

From JFK, customers can connect on to American’s network of more than 40 destinations across the U.S., Canada, Caribbean and Latin America, including near-hourly transcontinental services to Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO). Transcontinental flights are operated with industry-leading Airbus A321T aircraft, offering fully lie-flat seating in First and Business Class. American has two dedicated Admirals Club lounges in JFK for Business Class customers and a Flagship Lounge for First Class Customers. 

Daily GLA-PHL Service Schedule 

AA  769            Boeing 757-200

·         Departs GLA at 10.45 a.m. (local time)

·         Arrives  PHL at 1.30 p.m. (local time) 

AA  768            Boeing 757-200

·         Departs PHL at 6.55 p.m. (local time)

·         Arrives  GLA at 7.05 a.m. (local time) – next day

Daily EDI-JFK Service Schedule AA 279 Boeing 757-200 • Departs EDI at 10.10 a.m. (local time) • Arrives JFK at 12.50 p.m. (local time) AA 278 Boeing 757-200 • Departs JFK at 7.10 p.m. (local time) • Arrives EDI at 7.10 a.m. (local time) – next day




American is in the midst of more than $3 billion in planned improvements to give customers a superior travel experience around the world. These investments include fully lie-flat seats; international Wi-Fi; more in-flight entertainment options and power outlets; a new, modern design for lounges worldwide including in PHL and JFK; and an upgraded assortment of complimentary healthy food, cocktails and more. For more information, please visit

About American Airlines Group

American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL) is the holding company for American Airlines. Together with regional partners operating as American Eagle, American offers an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in more than 50 countries. American is a founding member of the oneworld alliance, whose members and members-elect serve nearly 1,000 destinations with 14,250 daily flights to 150 countries. This year American Airlines Group Inc. topped Fortune Magazine’s list of best business turnarounds and its stock joined the S&P 500 index. Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and at