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American Airlines and Japan Airlines Launch Trans-Pacific Fare Sale to Mark First Anniversary of their Joint Business

American and Japan Airlines Offer Promotions to Celebrate New Routes Between the U.S. and Asia Launching This Spring

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 4, 2012  /PRNewswire/ -- To commemorate the one-year anniversary of their Pacific Joint Business, American Airlines and Japan Airlines (JAL) have launched special promotions, including a fare sale for travel on flights between the continental United States and Japan. In addition, American will offer a fare sale to select cities in China. The offer is valid for round-trip travel originating and ticketed in the United States on select Economy and Premium Class fares booked on www.AA.com or www.ar.jal.com. Outbound travel is valid between April 11 and May 15, and all travel must be completed by June 15, 2012.

Mileage Award Special Between North America and Asia

In addition, AAdvantage® members can fly American or JAL between North America and Asia on a round-trip Economy Class award ticket for just 40,000 AAdvantage miles, plus taxes and fees of up to $271, from April 6 to May 31, 2012. To obtain complete offer details, visit www.AA.com/offers.

During the same period, JAL Mileage Bank (JMB) members are also entitled to select JMB award discounts ranging from 10,000 miles to 40,000 miles for round-trip travel from North America to Asia on American or JAL. For details, visit http://www.jal.co.jp/121campaign/jl_aa_2012/index_en_world.html.

New Boston – Tokyo Narita Service

On April 22, JAL will launch new service between Boston and Tokyo Narita. This new joint business flight with American will be the first nonstop by any airline between the two cities and the first nonstop to link Boston directly with Asia. JAL will operate the route with the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner configured with 42 seats in Business and 144 seats in Economy. JAL Executive Class will be fitted with JAL SHELL FLAT NEO seats in a 2-2-2 configuration, ensuring travelers either a window or aisle seat.  Using the Dreamliner's LED system, JAL created an original cabin lighting design to evoke a sense of the four seasons in Japan such as pink hues reflective of cherry blossoms in spring. The lighting also sets a more conducive environment for slumber, a refreshed wakening, and inflight dining. The aircraft features larger windows and new noise-reducing GEnx engines, providing a tranquil and comfortable travel experience across the Pacific.

Bonus Mileage Offer on new Boston – Tokyo-Narita Service

To celebrate the new Boston – Tokyo Narita route, AAdvantage and JAL Mileage Bank members can earn double miles every time they fly nonstop between Boston and Tokyo Narita. This offer is valid for travel on purchased, published Business Class and select Economy Class fares on Japan Airlines* from April 22 through June 30, 2012. To obtain complete offer details, visit www.AA.com/offers or  http://www.jal.co.jp/121campaign/bos_wmile/index_en_ar.html.

In addition, beginning June 1, American Airlines will reinstate nonstop service between New York JFK and Tokyo Haneda using its three-class Boeing 777 aircraft. American's New York – Haneda service and Japan Airlines New York – Tokyo Narita service provides customers more travel choices between the East Coast and Asia.

"American Airlines and Japan Airlines continue to improve network and schedules for our joint customers around the world," said Virasb Vahidi, American's Chief Commercial Officer. "Our continuing commitment to enhancing and modernizing the travel experience further establishes the American Airlines and Japan Airlines joint business as the preferred choice for travel across the Pacific."

"By working together, American Airlines and Japan Airlines can deliver more benefits to our customers," said Keisuke Suzuki, Japan Airlines Vice President Passenger Marketing – The Americas. "And, in addition to offering more options to earn and redeem mileage on both programs with periodic joint campaigns such as these, we can offer convenience and new opportunities for our customers such as the introduction of two new U.S. routes this year, which have never before been served with nonstop flights to/from Asia."

American and JAL provide customers an unparalleled premium experience across the Pacific and are committed to delivering a differentiated experience for loyal customers. Elite status members of the AAdvantage program and JAL Milage Bank enjoy priority check-in and boarding, express security, preferred seating, waived bag fees, lounge use and earn or burn mileage for flights on either airline. Together, the two airlines offer a combined network of more than 4,200 daily departures to nearly 320 destinations in 60 countries worldwide.

The trans-Pacific fare sale is valid for outbound travel through May 15, 2012, and all travel must be completed by June 15, 2012. Fares must be purchased by April 9, 2012, and at least seven days prior to departure. A three-day minimum stay is required, and the maximum stay allowed is 30 days. Other restrictions apply.

Sample fares shown below are each way, require round-trip travel and include all taxes and fees. A portion of, or all travel for some itineraries, may be operated by American Airlines, Japan Airlines, American Eagle or the AmericanConnection® carrier, Chautauqua Airlines.

Dallas/Fort Worth – Tokyo Narita (AA operated flight)

Main Cabin – $515

Business Class – $2,090

First Class – $3,340

 

San Francisco – Tokyo Haneda (JL operated flight)

Main Cabin – $620

Business Class – $2,090

 

Chicago – Shanghai (AA operated flight)

Main Cabin – $445

Business Class – $2,065

First Class – $3,314

 

Taxes, Fees and Conditions

Prices shown include (a) a federal excise tax of $3.80 per U.S. domestic flight segment, defined as one takeoff and landing, of a passenger's itinerary; (b) up to $18 per round trip in local airport charges; and (c) September 11th Security Fee of $2.50 per enplanement originating at a U.S. airport. For international destinations, government taxes and fees of up to $240, varying by destination, are also included.

Fares are subject to change without notice.  International fares are subject to government approval.

Ticketing/Travel – Tickets must be purchased seven days prior to departure but not later than 11:59 p.m. April 9, 2012 (Central Time). Fares are valid for travel April 11 through May 15, 2012. A three day minimum stay is required, and the maximum stay allowed is 30 days. Tickets must be issued 24 hours after reservations are made.

Seats are limited. Fares may not be available on all flights. Schedules are subject to change without notice.

Fares are nonrefundable and nontransferable. Changes to your ticket may be made if you meet the restrictions of the new fare and pay up to a $250 fee fore main cabin, $400 for premium class plus any fare difference. Changes must be made before your ticketed flight's scheduled departure time. If you cancel your flight prior to the scheduled departure time, the ticket will be valid for one year from the date of issue for an unused ticket or one year from travel origination for a partially used ticket. If you do not cancel your flight prior to the scheduled departure time, the ticket has no value.

To purchase tickets on AA.com you must use a credit card with a billing address in the United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, the United Kingdom, or select Latin American and Caribbean countries.

Travelers can check schedules and fares and book on www.AA.com. AA.com has the absolute lowest fares – guaranteed – available for American Airlines, American Eagle and AmericanConnection® carrier flights.

Checked baggage fees may apply. See https://www.aa.com/i18n/utility/aacom_services_charges.jsp for more information.

*Includes codeshare flights booked as an American Airlines flight and operated by Japan Airlines

About American Airlines

American Airlines, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® carrier serve 260 airports in more than 50 countries and territories with, on average, more than 3,300 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 900 aircraft. American's award-winning website, AA.com®, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld® alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. Together, its members and members-elect serve more than 900 destinations with more than 10,000 daily flights to 149 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com, and AAdvantage are trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. AMR Corporation common stock trades under the symbol "AAMRQ" on the OTCQB marketplace, operated by OTC Markets Group.

AMR Corporation, and certain of its United States-based subsidiaries, including American Airlines, Inc. and AMR Eagle Holding Corporation, filed voluntary petitions on Nov. 29 for Chapter 11 reorganization in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. More information about the Chapter 11 filing is available on the Internet at http://aa.com/restructuring.

About Japan Airlines

Japan Airlines (JAL) was awarded the most punctual major global airline in 2009 and 2010. It has a global network reaching more than 221 airports in 40 countries and regions together with its codeshare partners while domestically, the airline flies to more than 50 airports throughout Japan. JAL operates some 22,000 international and domestic flights a month, and has an active fleet of some 200 aircraft featuring Boeing 777s, 767s, 737-800s, and Brazilian-made regional jets, Embraer E170. From Tokyo, JAL currently operates daily flights to New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco in mainland USA. JAL's frequent flyer program, JAL Mileage Bank (JMB), is one of the world's largest loyalty programs with over 20 million members worldwide today.

Current AMR Corp. news releases can be accessed at http://www.aa.com

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