Competitive Fares, Frequent Flights, a Global Route Network, and Now, Free* Travel Underscore American's Strengths and Its Outstanding Value for Customers
American Airlines today launched "Fly to London, Fly Free*", a special AAdvantage promotion for premium-class customers flying from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport to London's Heathrow Airport. This offer allows customers who purchase a roundtrip First or Business Class ticket for travel between JFK and Heathrow from Feb. 1 through May 31, 2007, to earn up to three free* coach class trips anywhere American flies in the United States (including Hawaii and Alaska), Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.
This promotion underscores American's commitment to our premium business travelers who are being aggressively targeted by niche competitors. American's offer highlights to existing and new New York premium-class customers the substantial customer benefits the world's largest travel awards program provides compared to those with limited routes and flight frequencies.
"We understand that our business customers value our product, competitive fares, frequency and scope of service, and that they like to be rewarded for their loyalty," said Chuck Imhof, Managing Director of Sales for American Airlines in New York. "They appreciate the choice of being able to fly in Business Class or First Class, where we offer our Flagship Suite. American Airlines has and will continue to offer its New York customers outstanding value."
American offers the best products and services for business travelers, including competitive fares, the frequency of flights available between the world's two major financial centers of New York and London, its extensive global route network, and its service to Heathrow Airport, London's most convenient airport. In addition, American's Admirals Club lounges on both sides of the Atlantic are available to First and Business Class passengers. American's offer of free* travel underscores the substantial benefits customers earn when traveling on American -- benefits that aren't offered by niche competitors with limited service.
"We want to thank our loyal customers and express our appreciation for their business," said Kurt Stache, President of American's AAdvantage program. "This special offer for New York-to-London premium travelers effectively highlights what has long been one of American's strengths. We serve the world's top business centers with frequent flights, and when it's time for leisure travel, we offer service to the world's leading vacation and resort destinations such as Hawaii, Mexico, and the Caribbean."
American, a founding member of the global oneworld® Alliance, offers 12 nonstop flights each business day between JFK and Heathrow (six flights each way), each operated with Boeing 777 aircraft, the largest plane in American's fleet. Heathrow is the preferred airport for business travel to London.
Here is a summary of the special, limited-time offer available to American's customers traveling between New York and London:
Fly to London, Fly Free* Promotion
Purchase and fly on a round-trip ticket in First or Business Class between New York City (JFK) and London (LHR) from February 1 through May 31, 2007, and earn a free* coach class ticket anywhere American flies within the United States (including Alaska and Hawaii), Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean.
-- Travel must begin and end in New York (JFK).
-- Up to three free* coach class trips may be earned.
-- Free* award travel is valid between February 1, 2007 and May 31, 2008.
-- Customers must register for this special offer prior to travel by visiting http://www.aa.com/offers and entering the promotion code AAJFK.
-- For complete rules and restrictions, see the terms and conditions below, or visit American's Web site, AA.com.
* Free Award Ticket Taxes & Fees: The passenger and/or the AAdvantage member is responsible for all taxes and fees, including Federal tax of $3.40 per takeoff and landing, airport fees of up to $18, and September 11th Security Fee of $2.50 per enplanement originating at a U.S. airport. For international/Puerto Rico/USVI destinations, additional taxes and fees up to $180 may apply. All award travel in conjunction with this promotion must be booked through AAdvantage® Reservations at 1-800-882-8880, and requires payment of a $15 award ticketing fee. Seats for award travel are subject to capacity controls and may not be available on all flights. Standard AAdvantage award terms and conditions apply.
AAdvantage Offer Terms and Conditions
Fly one eligible round trip on flights marketed and operated by American Airlines between New York (JFK) and London (LHR) from Feb. 1, 2007 to May 31, 2007, and earn a round-trip award ticket valid for travel in Economy Class on American Airlines, American Eagle or AmericanConnection within the U.S. (including Hawaii and Alaska) or between the U.S. and Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean. Passenger may earn up to a maximum of three round-trip Economy Class award tickets pursuant to this promotion. Travel on flights operated by other airlines such as American marketed codeshare and oneworld flights does not qualify for this offer. Offer is restricted to residents of the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
You must register for this offer prior to travel. This offer is not retroactive for travel taken prior to registration. Register online at http://www.aa.com/offers , using promotion code AAJFK.
Offer is valid for travel on any purchased, published fare in First or Business Class beginning with F, J, A, D or I.
To qualify for this offer, the JFK/LHR round-trip travel must begin and end between February 1, 2007, and May 31, 2007. Offer applies only to new reservations booked between January 31, 2007 and May 31, 2007. Passenger must fly an eligible round trip on American Airlines between New York (JFK) and London Heathrow (LHR). Round-trip travel is defined as two one-way trips on nonstop flights between the designated cities, booked in a single reservation under one ticket number. To qualify, the round trip must originate and terminate in New York (JFK). A maximum of one round trip is permitted per reservation.
Award tickets are valid for round-trip travel within the U. S. (including Hawaii and Alaska) or between the U.S. and Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean on flights marketed and operated by American Airlines, American Eagle or AmericanConnection. Award certificate will be mailed to the AAdvantage member's address that is on file with AAdvantage marketing programs six to eight weeks after qualifying travel is completed. No stopovers or circle trips allowed.
Award travel must be booked at least 14 days prior to departure. Maximum stay is 30 days. Award ticket is valid for travel in Economy Class and will be booked in "T" booking class. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or on all days of the week. All award travel in conjunction with this promotion must be booked through AAdvantage Reservations at 1-800-882- 8880, and requires payment of a $15 award ticketing fee, in addition to the taxes and fees noted above. This award cannot be booked on AA.com.
Award ticket valid for travel from February 1, 2007 through May 31, 2008. Award ticketing must occur between February 1, 2007 and May 17, 2008.
Award ticket is not upgradeable. Award ticket is transferable, but may not be bartered or sold.
Changes to award tickets may be subject to a $100/145 CAD service fee. All changes must meet the restrictions applicable to the original booking. Once ticket is issued, travel must be completed by May 31, 2008 or one year from the date the ticket is issued, whichever comes first.
Passenger traveling on award ticket may not accrue AAdvantage miles or earn miles toward elite-status qualification.
A portion or all travel booked on American Airlines may be operated by American Eagle or AmericanConnection. American Eagle is operated by American Eagle Airlines, Inc., or Executive Airlines, Inc., which are wholly owned by American Airlines parent company. AmericanConnection service is operated by one of the following independent contractors: Trans States Airlines, Inc., Chautauqua Airlines, Inc. or RegionsAir, Inc. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AAdvantage, AA.com and We know why you fly are marks of American Airlines, Inc.
American Airlines reserves the right to change the AAdvantage program rules, regulations, travel awards and special offers at any time without notice and to end the AAdvantage program with six months' notice. For complete AAdvantage program details, visit http://www.aa.com/aadvantage .
About the AAdvantage Travel Awards Program
The AAdvantage Program was the first and is the world's largest frequent flyer program. Established in 1981, the program now claims more than 56 million members. Members can earn miles at more than 1,000 participating companies, which include more than 35 hotel chains representing more than 75 brands, more than 20 airlines, eight car-rental companies, 18 financial companies and over 200 brand name retailers. In addition, members can earn miles when making purchases with one of more than 97 affinity card products in over 41 countries. In 2006, members redeemed more than 142 billion miles to claim in excess of 4 million awards for flights, upgrades and car rentals. For more information and a listing of AAdvantage program participating companies, visit http://www.aa.com/aadvantage .
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 more than 600 destinations in over 135 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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PRNewswire -- Jan. 31
SOURCE: American Airlines, Inc.