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American Airlines Announces 'Celebrate Chicago' Initiative With AAdvantage Promotions and New Routes

American Airlines and American Eagle today introduced a year-long "Celebrate Chicago" initiative.

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- To commemorate American's 84-year history in Chicago, American Airlines and American Eagle today introduced a year-long "Celebrate Chicago" initiative. The initiative includes a series of promotions beginning with a current AAdvantage® double-miles offer for travel on select routes and the new "More Great Cities" bonus offer, allowing customers to earn up to 100,000 AAdvantage bonus miles. These promotions, along with the introduction of new American Airlines and American Eagle flights, will be highlighted by other exciting programs that will be announced in coming months.

American Airlines and American Eagle are adding new flights to 16 destinations from Chicago O'Hare International Airport. Beginning April 6, and continuing through June 12, American and American Eagle will introduce these flights and offer passengers traveling to or from or connecting through Chicago even more choices. New destinations include:


  • Allentown, Pa.
  • Honolulu
  • Anchorage, Ala.
  • Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Beijing
  • Lexington, Ky.
  • Calgary, Canada
  • Pensacola, Fla.
  • Charleston, W.Va.
  • Rapid City, S.D.
  • Dayton, Ohio
  • Sioux Falls, S.D.
  • Fargo, N.D.
  • Scranton-Wilkes Barre, Pa.
  • Harrisburg, Pa.
  • Vancouver, Canada



"More Great Cities" AAdvantage Bonus Miles Offer

To celebrate the new destinations from Chicago, Dallas and Miami, American is offering the "More Great Cities" bonus mile offer. Members who fly round trip to or from at least two of the new destinations below between April 9 and July 31, 2010, will earn AAdvantage bonus miles. Members can earn between 1,000 and 100,000 bonus miles based on the number of round trips flown to or from different eligible cities. Members can obtain complete offer details and register prior to travel at www.aa.com/offers.


Eligible Cities

Chicago - Allentown, Pa. **

Dallas/Fort Worth - Cheyenne, Wyo. #

Chicago - Harrisburg, Pa.

Chicago - Beijing, China *

Chicago - Scranton/Wilkes Barre, Pa. **

Dallas/Fort Worth - Augusta, Ga. **

Chicago - Rapid City, S.D.

Dallas/Fort Worth - Asheville, N.C.

Chicago - Sioux Falls, S.D.

Dallas/Forth Worth - Fayetteville, N.C. **

Chicago - Lexington, Ky.

Dallas/Fort Worth - Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Chicago - Fargo, N.D.

Miami - Eleuthera, Bahamas

Chicago - Tri-cities, Tenn. ^

Miami – Governors Harbor, Bahamas

Chicago - Charleston, W. Va.

Miami – Treasure Cay, Bahamas

Dallas/Fort Worth- Rapid City, S.D.

Dallas/Fort Worth – Sioux Falls, S.D.




*Service Starts 4/26/10

**Service Starts 6/10/10

^Service Starts 7/2/10

# Service Starts 7/15/10



Double AAdvantage Bonus Miles Offer

In addition to the "More Great Cities" offer, customers can earn double miles on many new American Airlines and American Eagle routes between Chicago and the following cities beginning today and in the coming months. Customers must register prior to travel at www.aa.com/offers using the Bonus Code(s) listed below. Double miles are valid to/from Chicago as follows:


Eligible Routes

Bonus Code

Travel Between
April 6 – June 30, 2010


Chicago – Calgary, Canada

CHIAA

Chicago – Charleston, W.Va.

CHIAA

Chicago – Dayton, Ohio

CHIAA

Chicago – Fargo, N.D.

CHIAA

Chicago – Harrisburg, Pa.

CHIAA

Chicago – Jacksonville, Fla.

CHIAA

Chicago – Lexington, Ky.

CHIAA

Chicago – Rapid City, S.D.

CHIAA

Chicago – Sioux Falls, S.D.

CHIAA

Chicago – Buffalo, N.Y.

NYORD

Chicago – Rochester, N.Y.

NYORD

Chicago – Syracuse, N.Y.

NYORD





Travel Between
June 10 – Aug. 23, 2010


(AA) Chicago – Vancouver, Canada

CHIAA





Travel Between
June 10 – Aug. 31, 2010


Chicago – Allentown, Pa.

CHIAA

Chicago – Scranton-Wilkes Barre, Pa.

CHIAA




Double-miles promotions are also being offered on other new American Eagle routes serving Dallas/Fort Worth, Miami and New York. Registration and complete promotion details can be found at www.aa.com/offers.

"We are excited to reward AAdvantage members in celebration of our strong commitment to the city of Chicago," said Dan Garton, American's Executive Vice President-Marketing. "American has been flying in and out of O'Hare International Airport for 55 years, and we are looking forward to celebrating with our customers for years to come."

Group and Meeting Discount for Chicago Meetings

As part of the Celebrate Chicago initiative, American is continuing its long-standing partnership with the Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau (CCTB) to further stimulate business and group travel to Chicago.

As a result, American today announced it is offering increased discounts to Chicago on group travel for domestic service, as well as an increased discount on international-point-of-sale travel. Travel planners can inquire about these group travel discounts by emailing aagmt.internet@aa.com or visiting AA.com/group and referencing promotion codes GMTCCTB or CCTBIPOS.

First Class on American Eagle

American Eagle will soon begin First Class service on all of its CRJ-700 jets. With the introduction of nine First Class seats, Eagle will offer customers a premium product complete with custom leather seating and a First Class dining experience.  From Chicago, customers will experience First Class service on flights to Atlanta, Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C., Newark, N.J., George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Oklahoma City, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Philadelphia, San Antonio, and Salt Lake City. Customers may now purchase a First Class seat on any CRJ-700 flight for travel starting July 2.

Terms and Conditions

Complete offer terms and conditions for the bonus offers listed above can be found at www.aa.com/offers.

About American Airlines

American Airlines, American Eagle and AmericanConnection® serve 250 cities in 40 countries with, on average, more than 3,400 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 900 aircraft. American's award-winning Web site, 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 serve nearly 700 destinations in more than 130 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com, We know why you fly and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: AMR)

About American Eagle

American Eagle operates over 1,500 daily flights to nearly 160 cities throughout the United States, Canada, the Bahamas, Mexico and the Caribbean on behalf of American Airlines. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® airlines serve 250 cities in 40 countries with, on average, more than 3,400 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 900 aircraft. American's award-winning Web site, 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 serve more than 700 destinations in over 140 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com We know why you fly and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: AMR).

About the AAdvantage Program

The AAdvantage program was the first frequent flyer program. Established in 1981, the program now has more than 62 million members.  Members can earn miles at more than 1,000 participating companies, which include more than 30 hotel chains representing more than 60 brands, more than 20 airlines, eight car-rental companies, 10 financial companies, and over 350 brand name retailers. In addition, members can earn miles when making purchases with one of more than 100 affinity card products in over 40 countries. In 2009, AAdvantage members redeemed more than 150 billion miles to claim more than 6.9 million awards for flights, upgrades and car rentals. For more information and a listing of AAdvantage program participating companies, visit www.aa.com/aadvantage

About Chicago Conventions and Tourism Bureau

The Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau is the premier sales and marketing organization that promotes Chicago's world-class assets to global leisure travel and convention business to ensure the economic vitality of Chicago and its member business community.

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