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    American Airlines Expands and Renames Its Seat Product as Preferred Seats

    FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines has expanded and renamed its Express Seats offering, now called Preferred Seats. The expanded seat choice is now available to all American Airlines customers 24 hours prior to departure through all of American's direct booking channels including AA.com, AA.com Mobile, self-service check-in machines, American's phone reservations, and via travel agencies with a direct connect link to American's fares and schedules.

    Preferred Seats provide customers the option to select and reserve more desirable seats, with prices beginning at $4 per segment and varying based on length of flight and time of day.

    Preferred Seats are now complimentary for Elite and full-fare customers and their companion traveler(s) on the same reservation, including:

    • AAdvantage Executive Platinum®, Platinum®, and Gold® members;
    • Full-fare customers, AAirPass and oneworld® elite customers.

    Elite and full-fare customers will also continue to have exclusive access to certain more desirable seats, including toward the front of the plane, available 331 days in advance. These seats are now called Preferred Plus Seats.

    Preferred Seats are also complimentary for active duty military personnel and their family members traveling on the same reservation.


    Previous Product

    New Name

    Customer Change


    Express Seats

    (for all customers)

    Preferred Seats

    Complimentary for elite and full-fare.

    More channels to access.


    Preferred Seats

    (for elite customers)

    Preferred Plus Seats

    No change.


    For more information about the Preferred and Preferred Plus Seats products, please visit www.aa.com/seats.

    About American Airlines

    American Airlines, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® carrier serve 250 cities in 50 countries with, on average, more than 3,600 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 serve approximately 900 destinations with more than 9,000 daily flights to 145 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. (NYSE: AMR).

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    SOURCE American Airlines

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