Annual and transition report of foreign private issuers pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Debt (Institutional Secured Term Loans Narrative) (Details)

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Debt (Institutional Secured Term Loans Narrative) (Details)
12 Months Ended
Apr. 05, 2013
USD ($)
Dec. 31, 2015
USD ($)
item
Dec. 31, 2014
USD ($)
Mar. 06, 2014
USD ($)
Feb. 29, 2012
USD ($)
Mar. 31, 2011
USD ($)
Debt Instrument [Line Items]            
Long-term Debt   $ 29,806,843,000 $ 30,402,392,000      
Hyperion Facility [Member]            
Debt Instrument [Line Items]            
Credit facility, current borrowing capacity       $ 1,500,000,000    
Number of aircraft designated as collateral | item   83        
Debt Instrument, Collateral Amount   $ 2,250,000,000        
Maturity date of facility   Mar. 01, 2021        
Hyperion Facility [Member] | Scenario, Actual [Member]            
Debt Instrument [Line Items]            
Loan-to-value ratio   66.70%        
Hyperion Facility [Member] | Base Rate [Member]            
Debt Instrument [Line Items]            
Spread over reference rate   1.75%        
Hyperion Facility [Member] | LIBOR [Member]            
Debt Instrument [Line Items]            
Spread over reference rate   2.75%        
Interest rate floor   0.75%        
Vancouver Facility [Member]            
Debt Instrument [Line Items]            
Long-term Debt   $ 750,000,000        
Credit facility, current borrowing capacity         $ 900,000,000  
Prepayment of debt $ 150,000,000          
Number of aircraft designated as collateral | item   57        
Debt Instrument, Collateral Amount   $ 1,360,000,000        
Debt instrument, extension of maturity date   Apr. 01, 2020        
Vancouver Facility [Member] | Scenario, Actual [Member]            
Debt Instrument [Line Items]            
Loan-to-value ratio   55.00%        
Vancouver Facility [Member] | Base Rate [Member]            
Debt Instrument [Line Items]            
Spread over reference rate   1.75%        
Vancouver Facility [Member] | LIBOR [Member]            
Debt Instrument [Line Items]            
Spread over reference rate   2.75%        
Interest rate floor   0.75%        
Temescal Facility [Member]            
Debt Instrument [Line Items]            
Long-term Debt   $ 1,000,000,000        
Credit facility, current borrowing capacity   $ 1,500,000,000       $ 1,300,000,000
Number of aircraft designated as collateral | item   54        
Debt Instrument, Collateral Amount   $ 1,760,000,000        
Maturity date of facility   Mar. 01, 2021        
Temescal Facility [Member] | Scenario, Actual [Member]            
Debt Instrument [Line Items]            
Loan-to-value ratio   60.80%        
Temescal Facility [Member] | Base Rate [Member]            
Debt Instrument [Line Items]            
Spread over reference rate   1.00%        
Temescal Facility [Member] | LIBOR [Member]            
Debt Instrument [Line Items]            
Spread over reference rate   2.00%        
Temescal Facility Before Amendment [Member]            
Debt Instrument [Line Items]            
Maturity date of facility   Mar. 01, 2018        
Temescal Facility Before Amendment [Member] | Base Rate [Member]            
Debt Instrument [Line Items]            
Spread over reference rate   1.75%        
Temescal Facility Before Amendment [Member] | LIBOR [Member]            
Debt Instrument [Line Items]            
Spread over reference rate   2.75%        
Glide Funding Term Loan Facility [Member]            
Debt Instrument [Line Items]            
Long-term Debt   $ 32,700,000        
Credit facility, current borrowing capacity   $ 500,000,000        
Debt Instrument, Term   5 years        
Spread over reference rate   1.60%        
Number of aircraft designated as collateral | item   1        
Number of aircraft financed | item   9        
Celtago Facility [Member]            
Debt Instrument [Line Items]            
Credit facility, current borrowing capacity   $ 817,000,000        
Loans outstanding   $ 0        
Maturity date of facility   Dec. 01, 2024        
Celtago Facility [Member] | Base Rate [Member]            
Debt Instrument [Line Items]            
Spread over reference rate   1.50%        
Celtago Facility [Member] | LIBOR [Member]            
Debt Instrument [Line Items]            
Spread over reference rate   1.50%        
Maximum [Member] | Hyperion Facility [Member]            
Debt Instrument [Line Items]            
Loan-to-value ratio   70.00%        
Maximum [Member] | Vancouver Facility [Member]            
Debt Instrument [Line Items]            
Loan-to-value ratio   63.00%        
Maximum [Member] | Temescal Facility [Member]            
Debt Instrument [Line Items]            
Loan-to-value ratio   62.40%