Piedmont Airlines is a regional airline which is based in the USA. It operates flights under the American Eagle brand, which is the regional subsidiary of American Airlines. Unlike some of the other airlines that operate on behalf of the American Eagle brand, Piedmont Airlines is a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Airlines. This means that the airline only operates flights for American Eagle/American Airlines and doesn't fly on the behalf of any other airline.
Piedmont Airlines flies to several destinations across North America, with more than 50 destinations within its route network.
The airline was founded as Henson Airlines in 1961, back when it operated under its own name. It eventually rebranded to Piedmont Airlines, which is what it's know as today. Today, Piedmont Airline flies all across the US. However, in the past, it's flight have typically focused around the Florida area.
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Piedmont Airlines is an American airline flying regional and was formerly known as US Airways Express. The airline is based in near Salisbury city in Wicomico County, Maryland. Piedmont Airlines uses Embrarer-145 Regional jets to fly their passengers.
Piedmont Airlines fleet consists of entirely Embraer ERJ-145 aircraft. The aircraft has over 55 in total.
Piedmont Airlines passengers are entitled to one item of carry-on baggage with a maximum weight of 10kg. This baggage must fit within the dimensions of 56 x 36 x 23 cm.
In addition to this, each Piedmont Airlines are allowed one personal item, which must fit within the dimensions of 45 x 35 x 20 cm.
Piedmont Airlines passengers free baggage allowance will differ depending on the fare bought. Some fares will allow for baggage included in the price of the ticket, whereas others will require the passenger to purchase the baggage in addition to the cost of the ticket.
Regardless of the fare, passengers are allowed up to two items of checked baggage with a weight allowance of 23kg in Economy Class and 32kg in Business Class.
Baggage cannot exceed the dimensions of 158 cm overall.
Depending on the flight, Piedmont Airlines passengers might be able to check-in for their flight through the American Airlines online check-in page.
For domestic flights, online check-in is open from 24 hours up until 45 minutes before scheduled flight departure time.
For international flights, online check-in is open from 24 hours up until 90 minutes before scheduled flight departure time.
If online check-in is unavailable or Piedmont Airlines passengers would prefer to check-in at the airport, airport check-in is open up until 60 minutes before scheduled flight departure time on domestic flights and up until 90 minutes before scheduled flight departure time on international flights.
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As American Eagle, Piedmont Airlines’ airport hub is Charlotte Douglas International Airport, located in North Carolina. This airport was first established from 1935 under the name Charlotte Municipal Airport, until 1954 where it was renamed to Douglas Municipal Airport. It wasn’t until 1982 when it was renamed to its current form; Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
The airport currently has 2 runways, with 2017 seeing the airport serving almost 46 million passengers, from 553,000 aircraft.