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    American Airlines Offers up to 10,000 AAdvantage Bonus Miles and Low Introductory Fares on New JFK-Manchester, England Flights

    FORT WORTH, Texas, April 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines has a double treat for passengers who book roundtrip travel on its new, nonstop flights between New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Manchester, England (MAN), beginning on May 13.  For a limited time, AAdvantage members can earn up to 10,000 AAdvantage® bonus miles and obtain attractive introductory fares.

    AAdvantage Bonus Miles Offer

    To celebrate next month's route launch, AAdvantage members can earn up to 10,000 AAdvantage bonus miles for each Business class roundtrip flown on the route or 5,000 bonus miles for Economy class.  To participate in this limited-time offer, simply register prior to travel and fly between May 13, 2010, and June 30, 2010.  Registering is easy,  just visit www.aa.com/offers, click on "View All" to locate the Manchester offer, then use promo code NYMAN. See chart below for details:

    Round-Trip Travel Between New York (JFK) and Manchester, England (MAN):

    Business Class fares

    Economy Class fares

    Earn 10,000 bonus miles

    Earn 5,000 bonus miles

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

    Introductory Fare Offer

    American, a founding member of the oneworld® Alliance, is also offering attractive introductory round-trip fares on the JFK-Manchester route, $601 for travel Monday through Wednesday or $661 for travel Thursday through Sunday.  

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

    • Fares are round-trip, Economy Class in U.S. dollars purchased on AA.com 
    • Lowest fares are valid for travel beginning between May 17 and June 30, 2010, with all travel completed by July 30, 2010.   Tickets must be purchased at least seven days prior to departure, or within one day of making reservations, whichever comes first, but no later than 11:59 p.m. (CT) April 14, 2010.
    • A Saturday-night minimum stay is required and a 30-day maximum stay is allowed.

    New JFK-Manchester Flights

    "We're delighted to add the great city of Manchester to American Airlines roster of 25 international flights from New York," said Art Torno, Vice President – New York for American Airlines.  "This destination will be an important key building block in our mission of making New York a key cornerstone city for American."

    "Manchester is a route that our New York customers will really appreciate," said Jim Carter, Vice President – Eastern Sales Division, for American. "It offers many attractions and has great appeal for both our leisure and business passengers."

    The new, summer seasonal flights to Manchester will depart daily from JFK.  American will fly the route with a Boeing 757 aircraft with 16 seats in Business Class and 166 seats in the Economy cabin.

    Manchester is the largest city in the northern England and is a convenient base for exploring other cities in the region, such as Liverpool and Chester or the beautiful countryside of the Lake District.  Manchester is the epicenter of football (soccer) and home to the famed Manchester United.  It is the birthplace of fish and chips and the Industrial Revolution.  Culturally, Manchester is renowned for its popular Indie music scene, and it hosts the impressive, artist-led Manchester International Festival, a global cultural festival of original, new work and special events.

    Less expensive than London and many other EU capitals, Manchester is noted for its pubs and locally-produced beer – including Boddingtons.  It is one of Europe's leading  business/media cities and its new MediaCity complex houses many major businesses, recently attracting five departments of the BBC that moved there from London.

    Andrew Stokes, Chief Executive of Marketing Manchester, said, "We're delighted that American Airlines is increasing its operations into Manchester.  We welcome the opportunity to work with them on promoting Manchester to the New York market.  As the gateway to the North of England, Manchester offers people from the U.S. the chance to experience not only our great city, but also the sights of the Lake District National Park, Liverpool and the Roman city of Chester – all of which are within easy reach of Manchester.

    "The new route will also support the business community that travels frequently between Manchester and the U.S., in particular, international delegates attending conferences and exhibitions at our convention centers," Stokes said.

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

    From New York JFK to Manchester







    7:05 p.m.

    7:55 a.m., (next day)


    May 13

    From Manchester TO New York JFK







    11:10 a.m.

    1:55 p.m.


    May 14

    AAdvantage Bonus Miles 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 Manchester, England (MAN), May 13, 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 flight segments. Registration prior to travel on www.aa.com/offers is required.

    Introductory Fare Offer Terms and Conditions

    Fares do not include (a) $4.50 in JFK airport charges; (b) September 11th Security Fee of $2.50, and (c) other government taxes and fees of approximately $140 which may vary slightly depending on currency exchange rates at the time of purchase. 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.

    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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