Service for your most critical shipments.

For lifesaving medical emergencies.

MEDEVAC is a service American Airlines provides in conjunction with Air Traffic Control for time-critical, life-saving medical emergency and organ shipments. Urgently-needed medical materials or vital organs for transplant are shipped via our Priority Parcel Service (PPS) and expedited by Air Traffic Control as necessary.

How it works
  • Request the MEDEVAC designation for a shipment via the American Airlines Cargo Helpdesk at least two hours in advance of the shipment.
  • American will create an AWB (Air Waybill) and make the necessary MEDEVAC arrangements with Air Traffic Control.
  • Once MEDEVAC arrangements are finalized, the aircraft receives a special MEDEVAC designation and the flight is then granted the most direct flight path to the destination in addition to receiving a higher landing priority.
Book your MEDEVAC shipment today

To book a MEDEVAC shipment, call our American Airlines Cargo Help Desk at 800-227-4622 (option 1) or +1-817-355-6800 (option 1) if international.

You can also email us at with your shipment information to get started.


Origin Destination Currency 50 LBS 70 LBS 100 LBS
CA-1 USD $145 $190 $240
US-1 USD $155 $180 $250
US-2 USD $170 $200 $280
US-3 USD $180 $205 $285
US-4 USD $170 $200 $280
CA-1 USD $170 $215 $265
US-1 USD $170 $215 $195
US-2 USD $145 $170 $245
US-3 USD $205 $225 $315
US-4 USD $190 $225 $310
CA-1 USD $180 $230 $280
US-1 USD $195 $235 $310
US-2 USD $210 $250 $350
US-4 USD $210 $250 $350
CA-1 USD $180 $230 $280
US-1 USD $170 $200 $300
US-2 USD $180 $230 $280
US-3 USD $200 $225 $310

Next Steps

MEDEVAC Highlights

  • Dedicated, proactive monitoring throughout the shipping process
  • Transport on the first, quickest flight to the final destination
  • Expedited aircraft with the help of Air Traffic Control
  • Special labeling to ensure enhanced visibility and care
  • Expedited recovery and specialized handling at the destination
  • Money-back guarantee for 100% of freight charges*
* Excludes weather and other uncontrollable incidents

Our PPS Products

All PPS shipments are not created equal. Check out our comparison chart and other PPS options below.