FORT WORTH, Texas and PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines and BookIt.com®, a leading online travel provider, announced that the online travel company has become part of a growing number of agencies adopting American's direct connect link to access the airline's personalized fares, schedules, custom travel products and services.
"American Airlines is the premier airline that offers the best flight options into the Caribbean and Mexico – two of BookIt.com's primary destinations," said Tom DiBacco, BookIt.com's Vice President of Business and Finance. "This is a great deal for our guests who get to choose from the most current American Airlines flights and lower fares when booking certain vacation packages."
BookIt.com is a rapidly growing, award-winning online travel agency that offers bundled vacation packages to many destinations served by American, including the United States, Caribbean, Mexico, and Central and South America. The direct connect agreement allows BookIt.com to offer lower package prices for many popular destinations and ensures that its travelers will have greater access to American services and benefits.
"American's direct connect link with BookIt.com showcases how American's unique set of products can be displayed in innovative ways that increase leisure-oriented travel options available to consumers," said Cory Garner, American's Managing Director – Sales Operations and Distribution.
Additional details were not disclosed.
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 3,500 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 9,000 daily flights to 150 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.
BookIt.com® is the largest privately held online travel agency in North America and one of the fastest growing travel companies in the world. The company offers a full range of services including vacation packages, airfare, hotel reservations, car rental, cruises and in-destination activities, attractions and services from a broad selection of destinations both domestically and internationally. BookIt.com created the patented FROM™ technology (US Patent #8010628) that searches for travel deals by focusing on the guest's point of origin. For more information, visit www.BookIt.com.
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