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American Airlines Offers Up to 10,000 AAdvantage Bonus Miles and Great Introductory Fares on New JFK-Madrid Flights

Daily Nonstop Service Launches May 1

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- If you book round-trip travel on American Airlines new daily nonstop flights between New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Madrid, which begins May 1, then, for a limited time, you're in for a double treat: a terrific AAdvantage® bonus mileage offer and great introductory fares.

AAdvantage Bonus Miles Offer

AAdvantage Members can earn 10,000 AAdvantage bonus miles for a limited time for each Business Class round trip flown on the new route, or 5,000 bonus miles for travel in Economy class. To participate in this offer, simply register prior to travel and fly between May 1, and June 30, 2010. Just visit www.aa.com/offers and use promo code NYMAD. See the chart below for details:

Round-trip Travel Between New York (JFK) and Madrid:


Business Class fares

Economy Class fares


10,000 bonus miles


5,000 bonus miles




If you're not already an AAdvantage member, it's easy and free to enroll. Just visit www.aa.com/enroll.

Introductory Fare Offer

American, a founding member of the oneworld® Alliance, is also offering introductory round-trip Economy Class fares on the JFK-Madrid route of $439 for outbound travel Sunday through Thursday, returning Monday through Thursday, or $489 for outbound travel Friday and Saturday, returning Friday through Sunday.

Here are the highlights of American's JFK-Madrid low fares:

  • Fares are for round-trip, Economy Class travel, purchased on AA.com.
  • Fares are valid for outbound travel May 1 through May 31, 2010, with all return travel completed by June 15, 2010.
  • Tickets booked on AA.com must be purchased at least seven days prior to departure, or within one day of making reservations, but no later than 11:59 p.m. (CDT) April 12, 2010.
  • A Saturday-night minimum stay is required and a 30-day maximum stay is allowed.

New JFK-Madrid Flight

The new Madrid flight will be flown with Boeing 757 aircraft with 16 seats in Business Class and 166 seats in the Economy cabin.

Madrid is the largest city in Spain. While it is a thoroughly modern city, it offers many historical landmarks, such as the world-famous Prado Museum, the Royal Palace of Madrid, the Teatro Royal (Royal Theater) with its restored 1850 Opera House, and the Buen Retiro park, founded in 1631. Madrid is a city of culture and entertainment, with theater and Flamenco shows, opera, and other nightlife.

A major European financial center, Madrid is home to the headquarters of the vast majority of Spanish companies. Three of the world's largest 100 companies are based there: Telefonica, Repsol-YPF and Banco Santander.

Angeles Alarco Canosa, Chief Executive Officer of Tourism Madrid, said, "It is great news that American Airlines has decided to launch a new connection between Madrid and New York, forming a new bridge between two great cosmopolitan, dynamic regions. The new route will help New Yorkers get to know Madrid's gastronomy, which includes the best of Spanish and international cuisine, its richness in culture and museums, its more than 450 performing arts attractions, as well as its amazing hotels and shopping opportunities. Madrid has also established an excellent reputation as a host for every conceivable type of business event.

"At the same time the new route will open up additional opportunities for Madrilenos and other Spaniards to discover all the great things the Big Apple has to offer," Canosa said.

Here is American's schedule for daily flights between New York JFK and Madrid: All times shown are local.

FROM NEW YORK JFK TO MADRID


FLIGHT

DEPARTS

ARRIVES

BEGINS

94

5:25 p.m.

7:20 a.m. (next day)

May 1




FROM MADRID TO NEW YORK JFK


FLIGHT

DEPARTS

ARRIVES

BEGINS

95

10:00 a.m.

12:20 p.m.

May 2




AAdvantage Bonus Miles Offer Terms and Conditions

AAdvantage bonus miles offer is valid on American Airlines marketed and operated nonstop flights for round-trip travel between New York (JFK) and Madrid, Spain (MAD), May 1, 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 round-trip is defined as travel in the same purchased booking class for both the departure and return transatlantic flight segments. Registration prior to travel is required.

Introductory Fare Offer Terms and Conditions

Fares do not include (a) up to $18 per round trip in local airport charges; (b) September 11th Security Fee of $2.50 per enplanement originating at a U.S. airport; (c) other government taxes and fees of up to $180. Tickets may also be obtained (and changes may be made to tickets purchased from sources other than American Airlines, such as travel agents, online third-party Web sites and other airlines) through an American Airlines Telephone Reservations Office for an additional $20, or at an American Airlines Travel Center or Airport Ticket Office for an additional $30. Travelers may check one bag for no charge and a second bag for $50.

Ticketing Changes: Changes to your ticket may be made if you meet the restrictions of the new fare and pay up to a $250 fee plus any fare difference. Tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable. Changes must be made before your ticketed flight's scheduled departure time. If you cancel your flight prior to scheduled departure time, the ticket will be valid for one year from the date of issue on an unused ticket or one year from travel origination on a partially used ticket. If you do not cancel your flight before scheduled departure time, the ticket has no value.

Fares are subject to change without notice. International fares are subject to government approval. Introductory fares are valid on non-stops only.

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 www.aa.com/aadvantage.

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, 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 more than 130 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com, We know why you fly and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: AMR)

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