Tagged: American Airlines

American Airlines Introduces New Early Boarding System for Customers Traveling Light

american-airlines-logoCustomers travelling light will be able to board earlier on American Airlines, the company announced today.  Trying to provide their customers with a more pleasant experience, American Airlines introduced a new system-wide boarding process that saves time and will invite customers traveling with one personal carry-on item that fits under the seat in front of them to board first.

“For customers, departing on time and arriving at their destination on time is a huge factor in how they feel about their overall experience,” said Carol Wright , American’s Vice President – Customer Planning. “Our tests indicate that this new boarding process will improve our dependability and on-time performance, while being easier and more enjoyable for our customers. It’s another example of our promise to put our customers at the center of everything we do.” Read more…

American Airlines Launches Daily Service Between Chicago O’Hare And Dusseldorf, Germany

American Airlines announced today that it begins nonstop flights connecting its hub at Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Dusseldorf, Germany. The daily flights will be made using a Boeing 767-300 aircraft with 28 Business Class seats and 184 Main Cabin seats. Read more…

American Airlines Gets Frommer’s Destination Guides for Its Website

American Airlines has caught on a trend – an airline website is not only about flying, tickets and air travel news. To come to their site, spend time there and then buy the ticket, travelers need to be enticed with more comprehensive travel information. That is why the airline partnered with travel guide provider Frommer’s to enrich their AA.com website with travel information and tips for the destinations the AA planes fly to.

Frommer’s Unlimited, the B2B business of Frommer’s®, will be providing AA.com with extensive travel content for over 170 US-based and international destinations where American and American Eagle currently fly. This partnership aims to keep travelers on AA.com for their travel research and planning, not only for ticket buying. But AA.com is there to sell plane tickets, that is why the travel destination tips and features will be complemented by the latest travel deals. Read more…

American Airlines Flash Mob in Los Angeles – Come Fly With Us

There is so much press releases, advertising and traditional promoting methods can do. American Airlines decided to up their game with a flash mob organized in down town Los Angeles to promote their new flights from the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The video of the event was posted on YouTube yesterday, three days after the official announcement that new flights have been introduced from LAX, operated by both American Airlines and their partners.

The new flight schedule of American Airlines and partners American Eagle includes new flights covering 10 international destinations as well as local routes. The spotlight of the international schedule is on the new non stop daily flights to Shanghai, the largest U.S.-China air travel market, AA being the only company to offer such flight services. The recently introduced domestic flights will depart daily from LAX to nine new destinations and will be operated by AA partner American Eagle. Read more…

American Airlines Rewards US War Heroes on National Medal of Honor Day

US air carrier American Airlines announced it will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Medal of Honor by rewarding those who have received the country’s highest military honor for valor in combat against an enemy force. To honor the veterans who received it, American Airlines will fly a group of them from New York to Washington on the National Medal of Honor day, which is March 25th.

The veterans will attend a private luncheon and will be recognized at the Medal of Honor Day ceremonies in DC. The veterans will travel in an aircraft honoring their special status – American’s yellow-ribbon 737 aircraft, Flagship Liberty.

“To receive the Medal of Honor speaks volumes about the courage of these heroes, and sacrifices they have made for the freedoms we enjoy in this country,” said Gerard Arpey, American Airlines Chairman and CEO. “Equally important, they epitomize the concept of service above self. All of us at American Airlines express our deepest appreciation and gratitude to all Medal of Honor recipients who have achieved this distinction in defending our great nation.”

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American Airlines’ February traffic boosted by international passengers

Rising numbers of international passengers flying American Airlines have helped increase the air carrier’s traffic by 2.2% in February. As AA also added new flights the previous month, they also reported more empty seats. The number of miles the passengers have actually flown has also increased by 190,000 compared to February 2010, reaching 8.63 billion miles. Yet as capacity grew faster than traffic, February brought a filling percentage of 74.8 per flight, down from 75.5 in the same month of 2010. Read more…