American Airlines Introduces Much-Anticipated Price and Schedule Booking Tool at AA.com; Plus a New Payment Option
American Airlines today announced the launch of a new and much-anticipated price and schedule travel booking tool on its Web site, AA.com.
American enlisted help from customers in developing and testing its new booking tool to ensure it is user friendly and intuitive. With the tool, customers can now search not just by price or by schedule but by both price and schedule combined. They can see flight choices in a convenient display of all pertinent information -- schedule, price and level of service -- and can check prices based on departure and return portions of a roundtrip independently.
"We're excited to offer our customers even more control over their travel planning with our new booking tool," said Rob Friedman, Managing Director -- Interactive Marketing at American. "Now they can see at a glance how their choices impact price and make the best decisions based on their personal preferences."
Customers can now better customize travel plans according to their individual priorities since the new display also allows travelers to sort results by expanded criteria such as price, number of stops, and departure and arrival times. Additionally, the new display provides easy access to detailed flight information. A simple click will enlarge a selection and provide additional flight details including travel time, seat maps, AAdvantage® miles, aircraft type, and meal availability. Visit http://www.aa.com/book for more details.
New Payment Option
American also announced today a new "Fly Now, Pay Later" deferred payment option. This new payment option allows holders of the American Airlines Credit Card(SM) account to enjoy six months of no payments and no interest* for tickets purchased at AA.com. Getting an account is easy. Simply visit http://www.aa.com/paylater to apply for this offer. Most customers will receive an answer on approval in less than a minute. Once approved, customers will receive an account number they can use at any time to purchase tickets on AA.com and receive the six-month, no-payment, no-interest option. Restrictions apply. For terms and conditions and more details, visit http://www.aa.com/paylater.
These enhancements to AA.com are the latest in a series of changes this year aimed at making American's award-winning Web site even more comprehensive and convenient for customers. With the introduction of http://aa.com/espanol in January and a new AAdvantage award booking feature in February, American continues to grow its online product offerings for the more than 1.4 million customers who visit AA.com on an average weekday.
6 Months No Payments, No Interest*
*FINANCE CHARGES accrue on a promotional balance (which includes the promotional purchase and related fees for optional credit insurance) from the transaction date and all accrued FINANCE CHARGES will be added to your Account if the promotional balance is not paid in full by the end of the promotional period or if you fail to make any required payment on your Account when due. See below for more details.**
**With credit approval for qualifying purchases made on the AmericanAirlines Credit Card. APRs up to 25.96%, but if your account has a variable APR, the APR is up to 26.05% as of June 1, 2007 and may vary. Minimum Finance Charge $1.50. See card agreement for details, including when the default rate applies. Offer is only valid for consumer accounts in good standing. Currently available. Subject to change or withdrawal without notice. May not be combined with any other credit promotion offer. Fly Now, Pay Later is a deferred payment option of the AmericanAirlines Credit Card available exclusively on AA.com.
As American's largest distribution channel, AA.com is a valuable resource for the airline and travelers alike and is the best place to do business online with American. AA.com provides numerous ways to conveniently search for and book low fares and award travel, select seats, make hotel, rental car and cruise reservations, get flight arrival/departure information, sign up for flight status notification, and even check in and print boarding passes. Customers who purchase tickets on AA.com earn AAdvantage bonus miles with each ticket purchased, get a lowest-fare guarantee (see http://www.aa.com/guarantee), and don't pay an online booking fee. Additionally, customers who log in with an AAdvantage number and password can manage their AAdvantage account online and also receive personalized news and specials. AA.com has twice received the World Travel Award for World's Leading Airline Internet Site and has also received multiple Web site awards from various organizations.
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 and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. .
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