AmericanConnection is a flight connection service brand name for the spoke-hub of U.S. mainline carrier American Airlines, under which regional airline operator Chautauqua Airlines operates feeder flights for American Airlines at its Chicago hub. Mainline carriers often use regional airlines to operate services in order to increase frequency, serve routes that would not sustain larger aircraft, or for other competitive reasons. AMR Corporation, parent company of American Airlines, also uses affiliated companies (corporations under common ownership) operating under the American Eagle brand to provide regional service to its other hubs in addition to the AmericanConnection service operated by Chautauqua Airlines.
On April 6, 2010, American moved all existing AmericanConnection operations to Chicago-O'Hare as part of its restructuring plan, eliminating service by AmericanConnection at Lambert-St. Louis.
AmericanConnection operates over 180 flights a day to 21 destinations. AmericanConnection operates as a member of the Oneworld airline alliance.
Most of the AmericanConnection carriers previously operated under a marketing agreement with TWATrans World Airlines as TWE Trans World Express and later as TWC Trans World Connection
RegionsAir operated as AmericanConnection until March 2007 and Trans States Airlines operated as AmericanConnection until May 2009.
Though not associated with TWA as many of former AmericanConnection airlines were, Business Express Airlines was yet another air carrier which flew under the AmericanConnection marketing banner. Prior to its acquisition by AMR Corporation and its integration into American Eagle route network, Business Express linked many smaller localities directly to American Airlines's expansive national and worldwide route network.
Discontinuation of the marketing brand 
On September 12, 2012 AMR Corporation, announced it would be discontinuing the American Connection marketing brand and revert to using the sole marketing brand of American Eagle for its feeder services to small cities it contracts regional airlines to perform.
- New York
Terminated destinations 
- Illinois - Champaign, Springfield
- Kentucky - Owensboro
- Missouri - Cape Girardeau
- Oklahoma - Oklahoma City
- Tennessee - Jackson
- Texas - Houston
Note: All single-class configuration. Cabin differs slightly from American Eagle: Adjustable seat headrests and galley configuration.
Accidents and incidents