Three American Eagle Relief Flights Bring 30,000 Pounds of Supplies to Earthquake Victims
FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AMR Corp., the parent company of American Airlines and American Eagle, is partnering with the American Red Cross to provide aid to people affected by Tuesday's earthquake in Haiti. AAdvantage members can help by donating to the Red Cross, and donations will help the not-for-profit organization provide shelter, food and other assistance to earthquake victims.
Starting on Jan. 14, 2010, AAdvantage members can earn a one-time award of 250 bonus AAdvantage miles for a minimum donation of $50 or 500 bonus miles for a donation of $100 or more to the American Red Cross through Feb. 28, 2010. Check AA.com, tomorrow, for details.
In addition, American and American Eagle have already started sending aid into Haiti to provide relief for its more than 100 employees who work at Toussaint Louverture International Airport and for assistance at local hospitals in Port-au-Prince. Three American Eagle aircraft arrived in Port-au-Prince today providing 30,000 pounds of supplies, including water, food and other non-perishable goods. Three relief missions each day are planned for Thursday and Friday. Employees throughout American's system have already set in motion efforts to aid earthquake victims by raising funds and providing assistance.
"Help is urgently needed in Haiti. By partnering with the American Red Cross, we can ensure contributions will support timely efforts to provide much-needed assistance to the millions of people affected by the earthquake," said Peter J. Dolara, American's Senior Vice President - Mexico, Caribbean and Latin America. "We invite our customers to join us in supporting the American Red Cross, and it is with our deepest appreciation that we acknowledge their generosity with this opportunity to earn AAdvantage miles."
Due to the earthquake, American Airlines is offering customers the convenience to change their plans. Customers ticketed to travel on flights to or from the areas listed may change flights as shown without penalty.
If you are On the And your ticket You may begin Traveling following was issued no travel as to or from: dates: later than: late as: Port-au-Prince, Haiti (PAP) Jan. 13 - 30, 2010 Jan. 12, 2010 Feb. 14, 2010
One ticketed change is allowed without penalty. To change travel dates or for questions regarding refunds or destination changes, contact our Reservations personnel at 1-800-433-7300 within the United States or Canada. If you are calling from outside the United States or Canada, please check our Worldwide Reservations Numbers page for Reservations.
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)
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and counsels victims of disasters; provides nearly half of the nation's blood supply; teaches lifesaving skills; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization - not a government agency - and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its humanitarian mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at www.redcrosschat.org. The American Red Cross name and emblem are used with its permission, which in no way constitutes an endorsement, express or implied, of any product, service, company, opinion or political position.
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