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American Airlines Rolls Out 'Express Seats' Under Its 'Your Choice' Line of Products and Services

Product Gives Customers Ability to Select Seats in the Front of Coach Cabin and Board in Group 1 of General Boarding

FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines is introducing Express Seats(SM), the newest product offering under its Your Choice(SM) line of products and services that provide customers a way to purchase special services they value.  

With Express Seats travelers can purchase seats in the first few rows of Coach, including bulkhead seats in that cabin. Additionally, customers who purchase an Express Seat are able to board with Group 1 of General Boarding for their flight, providing them the convenience of being among the first Coach customers on and off the plane.

Express Seats are available to all American Airlines customers and can be purchased exclusively via airport Self-Service Check-In machines anytime from 24 hours to 50 minutes prior to scheduled flight departure for travel wholly within the United States, including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  

Introductory pricing for Express Seats begins at $19 per flight, with pricing based on distance. Here are some examples of introductory prices for Express Seats on popular American Airlines routes:

  • $19 for St. Louis to Chicago O'Hare
  • $29 for San Francisco to Dallas/Fort Worth
  • $29 for Boston to Chicago O'Hare
  • $39 for New York JFK to Los Angeles
  • $39 for Chicago O'Hare to Honolulu

"Express Seats highlights American's focus on offering customers what they value most," said Virasb Vahidi – Chief Commercial Officer for American Airlines. "This is another great product under the Your Choice program that puts more travel choices in the customer's hands."

American still provides travelers with the option to pre-reserve other seats in the Coach Cabin at no charge.  In addition, AAdvantage® elite status members, oneworld® elite status members and customers purchasing full-fare tickets will continue to have exclusive access to preferred seating, separate from Express Seats, on a complimentary basis.  

For more information about the Your Choice program and Express Seats, please visit www.aa.com/yourchoice.

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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 website, 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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