American Airlines Announces New Benefit to Admirals Club Membership
American Airlines announced today that it is offering complimentary Wi-Fi service powered by T-Mobile to Admirals Club® members visiting club locations in the United States and Puerto Rico, as well as to individuals visiting the lounges with a one-day Admirals Club pass.
The complimentary in-club service is part of American's continuing focus on enhancing the value of the Admirals Club membership, and it allows members a way to remain easily connected to work, home or elsewhere when traveling.
"American Airlines recognizes that Admirals Club members are always looking for ways to remain even more productive before and in between flights," said Nancy Knipp, President - Admirals Club for American Airlines. "By extending complimentary Wi-Fi service to our Admirals Club members and one-day pass guests, American Airlines is strengthening the value of the Admirals Club membership by offering a service our members have asked for and appreciate."
"Reliable and high quality wireless Internet access that is located in places where people are better able to connect with family and friends is one of the amenities most requested by the traveling public," said Joe Sims, Vice President and General Manager, Broadband Products and Services, T-Mobile USA. "By partnering with American Airlines to provide complimentary T-Mobile Wi-Fi service for Admiral Club members, we are helping to ensure that their customers stay connected with those who matter most in their lives."
Members can access the complimentary Admirals Club Wi-Fi service by inputting their Admirals Club membership number at the login page, while one-day pass visitors can access the service using a co-branded Access DayPass. Domestic lounge visitors not using an Admirals Club membership card or one-day pass will continue to have access to high-speed Wi-Fi through a subscription to T-Mobile. High-speed Internet also is available internationally, although Internet service providers vary by location.
One-year Admirals Club memberships for new members range from just $300 to $450. Memberships can also be purchased with AAdvantage® travel reward miles, starting at just 45,000 miles. One-day passes are available for $50 for each, and up to two additional one-day passes can be purchased for $25 each. Passes may be purchased at Self-Service check-in machines, online at http://www.aa.com/daypass, or at any Admirals Club location.
American Airlines, a founding member of the oneworld® Alliance, operates Admirals Club facilities at 23 U.S. airports. Locations include Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Honolulu, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, Newark, New York Kennedy, New York LaGuardia, Orange County, Philadelphia, Raleigh/Durham, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, San Juan, St. Louis, Washington - Dulles, and Washington - Reagan.
Amenities vary by location, and include conference rooms, music rooms, shower facilities, Lenovo personal computers with complimentary high-speed Internet access, complimentary light snacks and non-alcoholic beverages and
children's rooms. To learn more, visit American's recently redesigned Admirals Club website at www.aa.com/admiralsclub.
About American Airlines
American Airlines is the world's largest airline. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® airlines serve 250 cities in over 40 countries with more than 4,000 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 1,000 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 over 140 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com, Admirals Club and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. .
About T-Mobile USA, Inc.
Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc., is a member of the T-Mobile International group, one of the world's leading companies in mobile communications, and the mobile telecommunications subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom AG. By the end of the third quarter of 2007, approximately 114 million mobile customers were served by the mobile segment of the Deutsche Telekom group - nearly 28 million by T-Mobile USA - all via a common technology platform based on GSM, the world's most widely used digital wireless standard. T-Mobile's innovative wireless products and services help empower people to connect effortlessly to those who matter most. Multiple independent research studies continue to rank T-Mobile highest, in numerous regions throughout the U.S. in wireless customer care. For more information, please visit www.t-mobile.com. T-Mobile is a federally registered trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG.
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