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American Airlines Launches Nonstop Service From New York to San Jose, Costa Rica

Earn Up To 5,000 AAdvantage Bonus Miles for Each Round Trip

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines announced in February that it will launch nonstop service between New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO), on April 6.

Now, for a limited time, AAdvantage members can earn up to 5,000 AAdvantage® bonus miles for each Business class roundtrip flown on our new route, or 2,500 bonus miles for Economy class. To participate in this offer, simply register prior to travel and fly between April 6, 2010, and June 30, 2010. Registering is easy, just visit and use bonus code NYSJO. See chart below for details:

Round-Trip Travel Between New York (JFK) and San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO):


Business Class fares

Economy Class fares


earn 5,000 bonus miles

earn 2,500 bonus miles


If you're not already an AAdvantage member, it's easy and free to enroll in the program. Just visit

The new San Jose flight will depart five times a week from JFK, every day except Friday and Sunday. American will fly the route with a Boeing 757 aircraft with 16 seats in Business Class and 166 seats in the Economy cabin.

Costa Rica is a land of extreme beauty, and one of the most biologically diverse and warmly welcoming countries in the world. Its name – which translates into "Rich Coast" in English – was originally given by Christopher Columbus in 1502 when he claimed the region for Spain. Costa Rica is located on the lower part of Central America, bordering the Caribbean to the east, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. It is known for its amazing ecological systems, excellent climate and extremely friendly people.

Allan Flores, Minister of Tourism for Costa Rica, said, "American Airlines has a long history in Costa Rica, and they have served our country for more than 20 years. Air service is critical for the development of our tourism industry. We are pleased with the addition of New York service due the importance of this market and look forward to welcoming visitors from New York on American Airlines to our beautiful and unspoiled country, excellent climate and warm, friendly people."

Here is American's schedule between New York JFK and San Jose. All times shown are local.











3:35 p.m.

7:15 p.m.

Daily except Friday and Sunday

April 6












8:35 a.m.

3:40 p.m.

Daily except Saturday and Monday

April 7



Terms and Conditions

AAdvantage bonus mile offer is valid on American Airlines marketed and operated nonstop flights for round-trip travel between New York (JFK) and San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO), April 6, 2010, through June 30, 2010. Offer applies only to AAdvantage members who purchase and fly on eligible published fare tickets. Flights operated by our codeshare partners are not eligible for this promotion. Bonus miles will be awarded based on the booking class purchased and do not count toward elite status qualification. For the purpose of this promotion, a roundtrip is defined as travel in the same purchased booking class for both the departure and return flight segments. Registration prior to travel is required.

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,®, 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,, 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

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