American Airlines has released details and pictures of its Boeing 787 Dreamliner which will begin international services from 2 June 2014. The aircraft features Business Class and Main Cabin (Economy) Class, as well Main Cabin Extra American Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner will initially put on the domestic Dallas Fort worth DFW to Chicago route from 7 May for familiarization then put into its first permanent route between Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) and Beijing (PEK) from 2 June 2015 which this will be daily non-stop between then comes the Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) Buenos Aires (EZE) from June 4. The new cutting edge aircraft will feature Wi-Fi Internet and increased entertainment options in all cabins. American Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner Business Class AAs business class is arranged in a 1-2-1 seating configuration with 28 seats in total that can convert into a 77 inch long full lie flat bed, other features include dual universal AC power outlets and USB ports. Inflight entertainment is delivered via a 16 inch touch screen display which options of 180 TV programs, 250 movies and 350 music/audio options. To cut down on cabin noise each seat is equipped with a set of Bose QuietComfort Noise Cancelling headphones. American Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner Main Cabin (Economy Class) In Economy Class each seat is equipped with a 9 inch Inflight entertainment display that delivers the same programing as in Business (180 TV programs, 250 movies and 350 music/audio options) in addition each seat is equipped with Universal AC Power and USB ports. Seats are configured in a -3-3-3 seating configuration 198 in total with 48 configured as main cabin extra seats that provide an additional 6 inches of leg room and pitch, so that’s 150 seats in main cabin and 48 in extra. As in Business Class Wi-Fi internet connectivity is an option
With the US’s air travel regulator the FAA last week easing rules to allow the use of personal electronic equipment during take-off and landing, there’s been a flurry of airlines rushing to get approval. Delta and JetBlue were the first to get it and as of yesterday American Airlines joined the club. Here’s some additional helpful information about PED use on American and American Eagle Airlines: When the aircraft doors are closed for departure, devices will need to be in airplane mode. Wi-Fi access on equipped aircraft will be available shortly after takeoff. Customers need to secure their handheld devices by holding them or placing them in a seatback pocket. Previously, these devices needed to be stowed under a seat or in an overhead bin during taxi, takeoff and landing. Because the safety of our customers and people is always our top priority, customers should listen to all safety briefings and comply with crewmember instructions. Our crewmembers don’t like to interrupt our customers’ productivity, but always want them to be safe. This change doesn’t apply to larger items such as laptops. These items will still need to be stowed during taxi, takeoff and landing. Some American Eagle flights won’t allow the expanded use of PEDs until later this year. It’s important to note that even though PEDs can be operated during takeoff and landing units that have wifi, cellular or Bluetooth capability are required to be switched into flight mode during take-off and landing/below 10,000 feet and calls are not allowed at all during the flight. The full FAA media release is here: American Obtains FAA Approval to Allow Extended Use of Handheld Portable Electronic Devices So what does it mean for us here in Australia? Australia’s regulator CASA is closely watching developments however David Flynn from Australian Business Traveller recently reported here in Australia there is no specific rule in regards to the use of PEDs inflight rather as reported by ABT “The issue is covered by rules which require aircraft operators to ensure safety is maintained at all times” “If the airlines wish to change the current restrictions they would have to show there was no risk to safety.”
American Airlines announced this week that it was the first airline to test and the streaming of in-flight video and entertainment, which the company expects to give passengers a “Brand-new innovative in flight entertainment options” that will allow them to stream entertainment options to their personal Wi-Fi enabled devices. The solution that is currently being trialed in conjunction with American Airlines in-flight Wi-Fi Internet provider Aircell is already in trials on two transcontinental Boeing 767-200 aircraft, with customer testing to being early summer, with the full roll-out to being this fall. It is important to note this solution does not stream entertainment content from the ground to a passenger’s device but rather from the Aircraft’s media library to a passenger’s personal device/s. “Once again, American leads the industry in providing innovative options to keep customers connected, productive and entertained. American was the first North American airline to launch inflight Wi-Fi, and today we again set a new industry standard as the first domestic airline to test inflight streaming video content,” said Rob Friedman, American’s Vice President – Marketing. “We know our customers want to be connected on the ground and in the sky, so we are working hard to stay on the leading edge of connectivity through technology enhancements like this.” In addition, American will work with Aircell to further enhance onboard connectivity by expanding inflight Wi-Fi to its narrow body fleet, including additional MD80 and domestic Boeing 757-200 aircraft – successfully completing its Wi-Fi offering on all of its domestic aircraft dedicated to flying within the continental United States. The Wi-Fi expansion will include 93 of American’s domestic 757s used for routes within the continental United States, and up to 50 additional MD80 aircraft. Installation will begin this summer and continue through 2012. In addition, American continues to install Wi-Fi service on its entire fleet of 737-800 aircraft. “By expanding Wi-Fi to the remainder of American’s domestic fleet and adding movies and TV to the already powerful Internet, American and Aircell continue to transform the inflight experience,” said Ash ElDifrawi, Executive Vice President and CMO of Aircell. “In this new era of inflight entertainment and inflight connectivity convergence, we are proud to be American’s partner in innovation and applaud their leadership.”
American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia have announced they will form a new Business that will operate on transatlantic routes. The trilateral relationship will see the following 4 initial routes kick off from April 2011: New York JFK-Budapest and Chicago-Helsinki (operated by American) London Heathrow-San Diego (operated by British Airways) Madrid-Los Angeles (operated by Iberia) The full media release from British Airways can be read below: AMERICAN AIRLINES, BRITISH AIRWAYS AND IBERIA ANNOUNCE BETTER DEAL FOR TRANSATLANTIC FLIERS LONDON, OCTOBER 6, 2010. More access to cheaper fares, bigger choice of flight times and easier connecting journeys will become reality for transatlantic fliers with the launch of the new joint business between American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia. The CEOs of the three oneworld® airlines met in London today for the official start of the new trilateral relationship, which enables oneworld to compete far more effectively with other global alliances on routes between Europe and North America. American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia announced today four new routes that will start from next April as an early benefit of the new joint business. They are: New York JFK-Budapest and Chicago-Helsinki (operated by American), London Heathrow-San Diego (operated by British Airways) and Madrid-Los Angeles (operated by Iberia). The airlines have also placed codeshares on a significant number of additional routes, greatly increasing the number of destination choices available to customers. American will add its code to 322 British Airways and Iberia flights serving 101 destinations, British Airways will add its code to 2063 American and Iberia flights serving 181 destinations and Iberia will add its code to 354 American and British Airways flights serving 96 destinations. There will be further opportunities to increase codeshares in the future. In total, customers will be able to travel more easily on the airlines’ combined route network which will serve more than 400 destinations in 105 countries with around 5,200 daily departures. Other customer benefits include: Greater access to a wider choice of fares Coordinated schedules on joint routes to provide customers with better flight choice and timings Dedicated support teams for customers transferring at five of the airlines’ hubs: New York JFK, London Heathrow, Madrid, Chicago and Miami. Online check in and boarding pass printing with either the airline operating the flight, or the one the ticket was booked through Integrated online flight information on all three airlines’ websites Increased opportunity to earn and redeem frequent flyer benefits on transatlantic flights More integrated account management for corporate customers Gerard Arpey, chairman and chief executive of AMR Corp, the parent company of American Airlines, said: “We’ve been waiting for 14 years to be able to bring these benefits to our customers and it’s great news that we can now put our plans into action. Our revenue-sharing partnership will further boost oneworld, in what has been a momentous year for the alliance, and enable us to reduce costs and attract new business. It will provide additional stability for the airlines […]
Customers Can Now Find Wi-Fi Equipped Flights On the Go American Airlines today launched its latest customer convenience tool, the mobile Wi-Fi Widget, which allows customers to easily identify Wi-Fi equipped aircraft while on the go. Now available for use on any Internet-equipped mobile device, the Wi-Fi Widget enables customers to easily identify Wi-Fi equipped flights within 24 hours of departure. Launched on AA.com in November 2009, the widget provides customers the ability to check if their flights are scheduled with a Wi-Fi equipped aircraft. “We know our customers are mobile by definition, and having information they want and need on the go can simplify and enhance the travel experience for them,” said Rob Friedman, Vice President – Marketing. “The Wi-Fi Widget has been a customer favorite since it launched on AA.com, and now we’re excited to see this functionality more accessible to our customers wherever they are in their travel experience.” To check for Wi-Fi access on your next flight, simply visit aa.com/wifiwidget on your mobile device within 24 hours of departure. Once on the site, enter your flight number or select your departure airport from a drop down menu to find out in seconds if your flight is scheduled to be Wi-Fi equipped. While on board a Wi-Fi equipped flight, customers can make hotel or car reservations, check their AAdvantage® accounts, book additional flights and more – with complimentary inflight access to AA.com®. Customers can also enjoy full access to the Web, VPN, social networking sites and e-mail access for as little as $4.95 per Gogo® Inflight Internet session. Wi-Fi is now available on American flights within the continental United States on all Boeing 767-200 aircraft and select MD80 and 737 aircraft. In August 2008, American became the first U.S. airline to launch the Gogo service. Since then, thousands of customers traveling on American aircraft have enjoyed onboard Wi-Fi service while flying throughout the United States. For more information on American’s Inflight Internet offering please visit www.aa.com/wifi.
American Also Will Expand Its Existing Codeshare Relationship With Alaska Airlines On Flights Between West Coast and Mexico American Airlines and its regional affiliate, American Eagle, are increasing their service to and from Mexico. American said the additional service is a result of increased demand, in part related to the suspension of flights by Mexicana Airlines on Aug. 11. Here are the new flights to be operated by American Airlines: Dallas/Fort Worth – Mexico City – currently 4 daily round trips, increasing to 5 on Nov. 18. Miami – Mexico City – currently 3 daily round trips, increasing to 4 on Nov. 18. Miami – Cancun – currently 4 daily round trips on weekdays and 5 daily round trips on weekends, increasing to 5 every day of the week on Feb. 10, 2011. Chicago – Mexico City – add one new daily round trip on Dec. 16. Here are the new flights to be flown by American Eagle: Dallas/Fort Worth – Guadalajara – currently 2 daily round trips – one on American Airlines and one on American Eagle. On Nov. 18, the route goes to two daily round trips on American. On Dec. 16, the service will increase to 3 daily round trips – one new round trip on American Eagle, in addition to the two round trips on American. Dallas/Fort Worth – Aguascalientes – currently one daily round trip on American Eagle, increasing to two on Nov. 18. Dallas/Fort Worth – Leon – currently 3 daily round trips on American Eagle, increasing to 4 on Dec. 16. Dallas/Fort Worth – Veracruz – new round trip on American Eagle, effective Feb. 10, 2011, pending government approvals. Dallas/Fort Worth – Queretaro – new round trip on American Eagle, effective Feb. 10, 2011, pending government approvals. Here are additional services to and from Mexico on which American intends to codeshare with Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air. American will place its AA* code on flights operated by Alaska Airlines or Horizon Air in the following U.S.-Mexico markets, implementing the services later this year after all regulatory approvals are received: Los Angeles – Mexico City*** Los Angeles – Guadalajara*** Los Angeles – La Paz (operated by Horizon Air) Los Angeles – Loreto (operated by Horizon Air) Los Angeles – Mazatlan Los Angeles – Puerto Vallarta Los Angeles – Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo Los Angeles – Manzanillo San Diego – Puerto Vallarta San Francisco – Puerto Vallarta
American Airlines have announced that they have expanded their mobile boarding pass system to an additional 6 airports, allowing passengers to more easily and conveniently check-in and board their aircraft. The additional eight airports are: New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU) Barcelona, Spain (BCN) Rome, Italy (FCO) Frankfurt, Germany (FRA) Manchester, United Kingdom (MAN) Milan, Italy (MXP) Zurich, Switzerland (ZRH) Picture 1: American Airlines Mobile Boarding Pass The full media release from American Airlines can be read below: American Airlines now has their mobile boarding pass system deployed to 50 airports American Airlines Expands Mobile Boarding Passes to Eight More Airports JFK and San Juan, plus Six International Locations to Implement Mobile Boarding Now at 50 Airports, Customers Departing on American and American Eagle Flights Can Avoid Printing Paper Boarding Pass and Show Barcode on Mobile Phone at Security and Gate American Airlines customers departing from New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) and San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU), as well as six international airports, including Barcelona, Spain (BCN), Rome, Italy (FCO), Frankfurt, Germany (FRA), Manchester, United Kingdom (MAN), Milan, Italy (MXP), and Zurich, Switzerland (ZRH), will now be able to save time and paper by receiving their boarding passes electronically on their mobile phones. With the addition of these eight locations, American Airlines now offers the mobile boarding pass option to travelers departing on American Airlines and American Eagle flights from 50 airports. Mobile boarding passes use a two-dimensional (2-D) barcode and were rolled out in partnership with the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in 2008. “This is an exciting time for American Airlines, as we work to enhance the customer experience by giving our customers the options they want and need when and where they need them,” said Andrew Watson, American’s Vice President – Customer Technology. “With the addition of New York’s JFK Airport and San Juan, plus six international airports, an even greater number of our customers will be able to select the option to display their boarding pass on their mobile phone – speeding the process at the airport and eliminating the need for a paper boarding pass.” The mobile boarding pass process is simple. When customers check in for their flight using AA.com and opt to receive their boarding pass on their mobile phone they will receive an e-mail with an Internet link to the boarding pass. Customers must have an active e-mail address where their boarding pass can be sent and an Internet-enabled mobile phone where the 2-D barcode can be received. The mobile boarding pass contains a 2-D barcode that can be scanned both at security checkpoints and at American Airlines gates. At the airport, customers simply scan their mobile phone screen with the 2-D barcode displayed on it when going through Security (proper identification must be presented) and when boarding, just as they would a traditional paper boarding pass. Customers who wish to check bags […]
American Airlines have announced that they plan to relocate to Terminal 2 at San Francisco’s International Airport from spring 2011. The relocation will provide 14 ticket counters and 20 self-service terminals, in addition passengers will be able to enjoy free Wi-Fi Internet access throughout the entire terminal. The full media release from American Airlines can be read below: American Airlines Will Relocate to Terminal 2 at San Francisco International Airport Building Environmentally-Friendly Admirals Club Lounge as Part of Relocation American Airlines, which has served the San Francisco market for more than 60 years, will relocate its operations to San Francisco International Airport’s (SFO) new Terminal 2 in spring 2011 from its current location in Terminal 3. In conjunction with the terminal move, American will construct a brand-new Admirals Club lounge for customers to enjoy before, between or after flights. American’s Admirals Club will be the only airport lounge in Terminal 2. In the new terminal, American will have 14 ticket counter positions and 20 self-service machines to offer a smooth check-in for its more than 30 daily departures at SFO. Unique in its design and amenities, the approximately 575,000 square foot terminal will boast six security screening lanes, free Wi-Fi throughout the terminal, more comfortable lounge areas with ample electrical outlets, plus 12 restaurants and nine retail stores, including a gourmet market with a wine bar and spa. Once the terminal is completed, it is expected to receive Silver LEED™ Certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Designs (LEED) program. In addition, major works of art will decorate the environmentally – friendly terminal. Customers will be able to use mobile boarding passes, as well as preferential parking for hybrid cars, and quick access to BART, the Bay Area’s public transportation system. “We are pleased to relocate into a brand-new space that is both functional for our customers and employees, and is environmentally friendly in its design,” said Tom Del Valle, American’s Senior Vice President – Airport Services. “The LEED-certified terminal will allow us to provide exceptional customer service while reducing our environmental impact.” American’s new Admirals Club lounge is also expected to be a Silver LEED-certified space and will showcase the welcoming theme of Northern California through its design elements. “We look forward to sharing a space that will embody the essence of San Francisco, while simultaneously offering our loyal customers the amenities and premium service they value,” said Nancy Knipp, President – Admirals Club for American Airlines. “The construction of this club is an exciting venture which will allow us to update our facilities and provide state-of-the-art amenities in an enhanced surrounding.” Located in Boarding Area D, just beyond the security checkpoint, the Terminal 2 Admirals Club will span more than 9,000 square feet and offer seating for up to 165 guests. Upgraded amenities will include a multi-functional business center with HP PCs, a walk-up cyber cafe with HP TouchSmart computers and complimentary high-speed Internet, a TV lounge with flat-panel TVs and private […]
American Airlines have announced that it was being a three times a week service between Dallas and Rio de Janeiro starting 16 December 2010, and will be operated on two class (28 Business seat 191 economy class seat) Boeing 767-300. The full media release from American Airlines can be read below: American Airlines to Begin Service Between Dallas/Fort Worth and Rio de Janeiro New Three Days a Week Winter and Summer Seasonal Service Begins in December FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 7 – American Airlines, a founding member of the oneworld® alliance, today announced it will begin three days a week service between Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (GIG) starting Dec. 16. The seasonal service will run through April 4, 2011, and then resume for the summer season between June 9, 2011, and Aug. 22, 2011. The service will resume for the 2012 season on Nov. 22, 2011. The flights will be flown using Boeing 767-300 aircraft that offer two-class service with 28 Business Class seats and 191 Economy Class seats. “These new flights offer a wonderful opportunity for people from Texas, the Southwest, West Coast and Midwest to fly via our largest hub at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to Brazil’s most popular cultural and tourism destination, Rio de Janeiro,” said Peter Dolara, American’s Senior Vice President – Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America. “We believe seasonal service via DFW is a perfect complement to our upcoming new daily flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York that begins Nov. 18 and our existing daily flight from Miami International Airport. We also will begin four days a week nonstop service between Miami and Brasilia starting Nov. 18. “Brazil will host the 2014 World Cup and Rio will be home to the 2016 Olympic Games,” Dolara added. “American is committed to investing its resources to better serve Brazil. We offer more flights to more destinations in Latin America than any other U.S. carrier.” “We’re very excited that Rio will soon join the growing list of destination points from DFW,” said Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert. “For leisure and business travelers alike, the region’s global reputation continues to grow and clearly we are pleased American Airlines is helping connect us with the world.” “North Texas continues to be an economic powerhouse, and announcements like this are part of the reason why. This is wonderful news for the passengers and shippers who use DFW Airport,” said Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief. “We are confident this new service will be successful and will provide yet another link between our community and our neighbors in South America.” Here is the new schedule effective Dec. 16 – April 4, 2011: AA 251 from Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) to Rio (GIG) on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday Departs: 7:45 p.m. Arrives: 10:25 a.m. (next day)** AA 250 from Rio (GIG) to Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday Departs: 11:15 p.m. Arrives 6:25 a.m. (next […]
American Airlines has announced that it has expanded its mobile boarding pass system to an additional four Airports The American Airlines mobile boarding pass system is now available for use at these additional airports: London Heathrow – LHR Colorado Springs – COS San Jose – SJC Washington Reagan – DCA In total the American Airlines Mobile boarding pass system is now available for use in a total of 42 Airports both in the US and overseas. The full media release from American Airlines can be read below: American Airlines Expands Mobile Boarding Passes for Use With Mobile Phones or Smartphones to Four More Airports London Heathrow Airport First International Location to Implement Mobile Boarding Now at 42 Airports, Customers Can Avoid Printing a Paper Boarding Pass and Instead Simply Show Barcode on Mobile Phone or Smartphone at Security or Gate American Airlines customers departing from London Heathrow (LHR), Colorado Springs (COS), San Jose (SJC) and Washington Reagan (DCA) can now save time and paper by choosing to receive boarding passes electronically on their mobile phones or smartphones. Mobile boarding passes, which use a two-dimensional (2-D) barcode, were rolled out in partnership with the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in 2008 and are currently available to travelers departing on American Airlines and American Eagle flights from 42 airports. “We know our customers are mobile by definition, which is why the option to use personal devices to expedite travel has been so popular with our customers over the past two years,” said Andrew Watson, American’s Vice President – Customer Technology. “Eligible passengers departing from London Heathrow or one of the 41 U.S. cities that currently offer the program now have the option to avoid printing a paper boarding pass and choose instead to have their boarding pass displayed on their mobile device, thereby speeding the process at the airport, and helping the environment by saving paper.” The mobile boarding pass process is simple. When customers check in for their flight using AA.com and opt to receive their boarding pass on their cell phones or smartphones, they will receive an e-mail with an Internet link to the boarding pass. Customers must have an active e-mail address where their boarding pass can be sent and an Internet-enabled mobile device where the 2-D barcode can be received. The mobile boarding pass contains a 2-D barcode that can be scanned at security checkpoints and at American Airlines gates. At the airport, customers simply scan their cell phone or smartphone screen when going through Security (proper identification must be presented) and when boarding, just as they would a traditional paper boarding pass. Customers who wish to check bags can also use the electronic option by scanning the boarding pass on their cell phone or smartphone screen at American Airlines self-service machines, ticket counters, or curbside check-in facilities. At this time, customers who opt to use the electronic boarding pass may list only one […]
American Airlines has announced that it will launch additional services between Miami International Airport and Buenos Aires, Argentina. This new service will commence operations form 2 July – 23 August 2010 and will operate 4 times a week via a three class Boeing 777-200. The full media release from American Airlines can be read below: American to Launch Additional Service Between Miami International Airport and Buenos Aires, Argentina American Airlines announced today that it will start a new seasonal flight between Miami International Airport (MIA) and Ezeiza International Airport (EZE) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The new flight will operate four times a week, from July 2 through Aug. 23, 2010, subject to government approvals. American, a founding member of the global oneworld® Alliance, will fly the new route with its 247-seat, three-class Boeing 777-200 aircraft, which features 16 seats in First Class, 37 seats in Business Class, and 194 seats in Economy. American flies all routes to Argentina on its B777-200 aircraft. Currently, American operates two daily flights to Buenos Aires from Miami. It also flies one daily flight from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and another daily flight from New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). “As we celebrate 20 years of service to Buenos Aires, we are delighted to offer this new flight during the high season,” said Peter Dolara, American’s Senior Vice President based in Miami. “Argentina offers our customers looking for a South American vacation a rich and unique cultural experience. Known for being an important financial center, Buenos Aires is also a popular destination for our business travelers. In addition, this new service from Miami complements our existing service to Buenos Aires from Dallas/Ft. Worth and New York and offers passengers flying through our Miami hub a host of convenient connections to other U.S. cities, Europe and the Caribbean, and further solidifies Miami’s position as the premier gateway to the Americas.” American and its regional affiliate, American Eagle, currently serve 42 destinations throughout Latin America – more than any other U.S. airline. Here is the schedule for the new service (all times shown are local): From To Flight # Departs Arrives Frequency Miami Buenos Aires 961* (nonstop) 11:10 a.m. 8:50 p.m. Fri., Sat., Sun., Mon. Buenos Aires Miami 964** (nonstop) 10:55 a.m. 7:05 p.m. Fri., Sat., Sun., Mon. *Effective July 2 **Effective July 3
American Airlines has announced that it will offer Bonus AAdvantage Bonus Miles on selected new and existing routes. The full media release from American Airlines with details of the bonus miles can be read below: AAdvantage Members can Enjoy New Routes and Increased Service While Earning More Miles This spring and summer, American Airlines AAdvantage® members can earn bonus miles on select new and existing routes across American and American Eagle’s network. As American Eagle continues to strengthen its position at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport with new routes and increased service, customers can earn double miles between the Windy City and select locations. In addition, American Airlines is offering double miles on flights between Chicago and Vancouver, Canada. Customers must register prior to travel at www.aa.com/offers using the Bonus Code(s) listed below. Double miles are valid to/from Chicago as follows: Eligible Routes Bonus Code Travel Between April 6 – June 30, 2010 Chicago – Calgary, Canada CHIAA Chicago – Charleston, W.Va. CHIAA Chicago – Dayton, Ohio CHIAA Chicago – Fargo, N.D. CHIAA Chicago – Harrisburg, Pa. CHIAA Chicago – Jacksonville, Fla. CHIAA Chicago – Lexington, Ky. CHIAA Chicago – Rapid City, S.D. CHIAA Chicago – Sioux Falls, S.D. CHIAA Chicago – Buffalo, N.Y. NYORD Chicago – Rochester, N.Y. NYORD Chicago – Syracuse, N.Y. NYORD Travel Between June 10 – Aug. 31, 2010 Chicago – Allentown, Pa. CHIAA Chicago – Scranton-Wilkes Barre, Pa. CHIAA (AA) Chicago – Vancouver, Canada CHIAA Double mile promotions are also being offered on other new American Eagle routes serving Dallas/Ft. Worth, Miami, and New York. Earn double miles by registering prior to travel at www.aa.com/offers using the Bonus Code(s) referenced below. Eligible Routes Bonus Code Travel Between April 6 – June 30, 2010 Dallas-Fort Worth – Rapid City, S.D. CHIAA Dallas-Forth Worth – Sioux Falls, S.D. CHIAA Miami, FL – Birmingham, Ala. BHMIA Miami, FL – Pensacola, Fla. PNSFL New York JFK – Columbus, Ohio CMHNY Travel Through April 30, 2010 Dallas-Fort Worth – Milwaukee MKE2X Terms and Conditions Complete offer terms and conditions for the bonus offers listed above can be found at www.aa.com/offers.
American Airlines has expanded its Mobile Boarding Pass system to an additional 19 airports taking the number of airports that accepts mobile boarding passes to 27. The American Airlines mobile boarding pass system allows passengers to board their aircraft by presenting the 2-D barcode that is sent to the passengers mobile phone or PDA rather than a printed barcode which can save a lot of time. The full media release from American Airlines can be read below: American Airlines Expands Mobile Boarding Passes to 19 Additional Airports for Use With Mobile Phones or PDAs No Need for Paper Boarding Pass Now at 27 Airports – Simply Show Barcode on Mobile Phone or PDA FORT WORTH, Texas, March 11 American Airlines customers departing from select airports can choose to receive their boarding passes electronically on their mobile phones or PDAs, saving time and bypassing the need to print and present a paper boarding pass at the airport. Passengers departing on domestic flights from 19 additional airports now have the option to use mobile boarding passes. New airports added are: Albuquerque International (ABQ) Charlotte Douglas International (CLT) Cleveland Hopkins International (CLE) Denver International (DEN) El Paso International (ELP) Houston George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) Jacksonville International (JAX) Little Rock Adams Field (LIT) Memphis International (MEM) New York La Guardia (LGA) Oklahoma Will Rogers World (OKC) Orlando International (MCO) Phoenix Sky Harbor (PHX) Salt Lake City International (SLC) San Antonio International (SAT) San Diego International (SAN) San Francisco International (SFO) Tulsa International (TUL) Washington Dulles International (IAD) Mobile boarding passes, which use a two-dimensional (2-D) barcode, were introduced by American in late 2008, and were previously available for passengers departing on domestic flights from Austin-Bergstrom International (AUS), Chicago’s O’Hare International (ORD), Dallas-Fort Worth International (DFW), Los Angeles International (LAX), John Wayne Orange County (SNA), Las Vegas McCarran International (LAS), Jackson Atlanta International (ATL) and Minneapolis–St. Paul International (MSP) airports. American’s mobile boarding pass program is in partnership with the United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The program will be extended to additional U.S. airports in the coming months. “We are pleased to offer this great feature at additional airports, making travel as easy and convenient as possible for our customers,” said Andrew Watson, American’s Vice President – Customer Technology. “Customers who choose this option can bypass printing a boarding pass at their home, office or even at the airport. At the airport they can go straight to the security checkpoint and then to the aircraft. This is a great alternative for our customers on the go.” To use the mobile boarding pass option – either with the traditional desktop version of AA.com or the mobile version – customers must have an active e-mail address where their boarding pass may be sent and an Internet-enabled mobile device where the 2-D barcode can be received. At this time, customers may list only one person in their reservation. Domestic destinations include those within the United States, as well […]
American Eagle Airlines have announced that it will from 2 July 2010 introduce a First Class Service on all of its CRJ-700 aircraft. The full media release from American Eagle/American Airlines can be read below: FORT WORTH, Texas – American Eagle Airlines, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, will soon begin First Class service on all of its CRJ-700 jets. With the introduction of nine First Class seats, Eagle will offer customers a premium product with the same level of outstanding service customers experience on American Airlines, a founding member of the oneworld® Alliance. Customers may now purchase a First Class seat on any CRJ-700 flight for travel starting July 2. American Eagle will offer a complimentary First Class dining service that includes a Continental breakfast with cereal or hot oatmeal and yogurt and a lunch or dinner that includes a fresh salad or a sandwich and dessert. First Class customers receive warm, cleansing towels and mixed nuts prior to their meals, which are served on china. On flights of shorter duration, beverage service will be accompanied by a gourmet snack mix. “We’re pleased to introduce First Class service on our CRJ-700 aircraft,” said Peter Bowler, President and CEO of American Eagle. “By July we will have our fleet of 25 CRJs converted by American Eagle mechanics to the new First Class and main cabin design, and we will have taken delivery of the first two of our 22 new CRJs that will also feature First Class comfort and amenities.” American Eagle will offer First Class service from its Chicago and Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) hubs. From Chicago, customers will experience First Class service on flights to Atlanta, Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C., Newark, N.J., George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Oklahoma City, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, San Antonio, and Salt Lake City. From DFW, customers can fly First Class to Cleveland, Milwaukee, Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport in Bentonville/Springdale, Ark., and Little Rock, Ark. American Eagle worked closely with engineers at the plane’s manufacturer, Bombardier, to design new custom leather seating for the premium cabin. The new seat will include four-way adjustable headrests, ergonomically-contoured back and seat cushions, together with a unique articulated seat bottom, which will allow customers to recline with less impact on the legroom of passengers seated behind them. In addition, Eagle’s 22 new aircraft will be delivered with a redesigned ultra-slim seat in the main cabin that will provide an additional inch of living space compared to the existing CRJ-700 seats, and will incorporate many of the features found on the new first class seat. After being reconfigured, the CRJ-700 will have either 54 or 56 seats in the main cabin and nine seats in First Class. Eagle also will offer Priority AAccess on all flights offering First Class service, allowing premium customers to board at their leisure. In addition, Eagle will offer Premium Baggage service to its First Class customers, ensuring their checked bags are expedited to the baggage claim area after landing. Purchase your […]
American Airlines have launched a widget which will allow passengers to identify Wi-Fi enabled flights. American Airlines, the first U.S. airline to launch Gogo Inflight Internet, is launching its new Wi-Fi Widget that enables customers to identify Wi-Fi equipped flights 24 hours prior to departure. Customers can visit aa.com/wifiwidget to find and use the Wi-Fi Widget. The tool allows travelers to determine if their American Airlines flight will be scheduled with Wi-Fi enabled aircraft. Customers can also embed the Wi-Fi Widget in their own blogs, Web sites, and social network sites, which makes finding Wi-Fi on American Airlines flights even easier. “We are pleased to have the Wi-Fi Widget tool available for our customers,” said Doug Backelin, Manager – Inflight Communications and Technology. “We realize how important inflight connectivity is to travelers and believe the new widget will make identifying Wi-Fi equipped aircraft easy.” Simply enter your flight number or select your flight’s departure airport from a drop down menu to find out in seconds if your flight is scheduled on a Wi-Fi equipped aircraft. For a quick video demonstration of how to use the Wi-Fi Widget, visit http://www.youtube.com/americanairlines. Recently American completed the installation of Wi-Fi on 150 MD-80 aircraft. Combined with the 15 Boeing 767-200 aircraft that also have the service, American Airlines fleet now has 165 planes that are capable of providing customers with the ability to surf the Web, check e-mail, send instant messages, and more on a greater number of flights. In August 2008, American became the first U.S. airline to launch the Gogo service. Since then, thousands of customers traveling on American aircraft have enjoyed onboard Wi-Fi service while flying throughout the United States. Coming soon, customers will also be able to determine if their flight has Wi-Fi by looking for the Wi-Fi symbol on the AA electronic gate information display screens at the airport. Gogo service turns an American Airlines flight into a Wi-Fi hotspot. Once the aircraft has reached 10,000 feet, users can simply turn on their Wi-Fi enabled devices – such as laptops, smartphones and handheld PDAs – then open their browsers and be directed to the Gogo portal page where they sign up and begin surfing. Gogo also provides complimentary access to all that AA.com has to offer, including booking flights, hotel stays and rentals, checking AAdvantage accounts, and more. Once connected, passengers can surf the Web, check e-mail, send instant messages, access a corporate VPN, and even start holiday shopping with SkyMall. By placing an online SkyMall order onboard, customers will receive a $12.95 discount on orders totaling more than $100 – covering the price of the Gogo session. Each paid Gogo session includes full Internet, e-mail and VPN access. Cell phone and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service use are prohibited.