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.
American Eagle Airlines have announced that it intends to increase services between Milwaukee & Dallas/Fort Worth From 31 January 2010, increasing the total number of weekly flights between these two airports to 5. The full media release from American Eagle can be read below: American Eagle Airlines, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, will increase its daily nonstop flights between General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, Wis. (MKE), and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), beginning Jan. 31. The additions will bring the total number of flights between the DFW Metroplex and Milwaukee to five. American Eagle will operate its Milwaukee service using a combination of 70-seat Bombardier CRJ-700 and 50-seat Embraer ERJ-145 jets. “We’re very pleased with our current service from Dallas/Fort Worth to Milwaukee,” said Gary Foss, Vice President – Planning & Marketing, AMR Regional Network. “And we’re delighted that Eagle’s expanded service will offer even more options to and from Milwaukee while providing our customers in Southeastern Wisconsin with convenient connections to American’s global network through its largest hub.” Beginning Jan. 31, the flight schedule between Milwaukee and Dallas/Fort Worth will be (all times local): Milwaukee to Dallas/Fort Worth (MKE-DFW) Flight Departs Arrives Days 3234 6:30 a.m. 9:10 a.m. Daily 3410* 9:15 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Daily 3638 12:10 p.m. 2:55 p.m. Daily 3602 4:15 p.m. 6:55 p.m. Daily 3528* 6:45 p.m. 9:25 p.m. Daily, except Sat. *New flight Dallas/Fort Worth to Milwaukee (DFW-MKE) Flight Departs Arrives Days 3393* 6:30 a.m. 8:50 a.m. Daily 2803 9:25 a.m. 11:45 a.m. Daily 3624 1:20 p.m. 3:40 p.m. Daily 3529* 3:50 p.m. 6:10 p.m. Daily, except Sat. 3247 7:30 p.m. 9:50 p.m. Daily *New flight To celebrate this enhanced service, American is offering double AAdvantage® miles from Dallas/Fort Worth to Milwaukee, now through February 28, 2010. Register prior to travel using promotion code MKE2X and obtain complete offer details at www.aa.com/offers. Log on to AA.com and shop our very attractive low fares.
American Airlines has committed to wifi enabling 300 of its domestic fleet within 2 years, with will enable passengers to surf the internet, check email, or even VPN into their corporate network. The brief press release from oneworld can be read below: American to make 300 of its US domestic aircraft in-flight wifi hotspots: American Airlines is to offer passengers wifi internet access in-flight on more than 300 of its aircraft flying on US domestic services within the next two years. After trials on board 15 of its Boeing 767-200s since August, it is now to install the Gogo equipment on all 150 of its MD80s and then its entire Boeing 737-800 fleet. Gogo turns an American Airlines flight into a wifi hotspot, enabling passengers to surf the web, check email, send instant messages, access a corporate VPN and more. Cell phone and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service use will not be available. Once the aircraft has reached 10,000 ft, users can simply turn on their wifi 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.
American Airlines have upgraded its business and first class onboard amenity kits, and in my opinion while it’s an improvement and better than many airlines it is still lacking, for instance look at Singapore Airlines and Qantas their amenity kits include Pyjamas, luxury cosmetics. After combing through surveys containing feedback from customers, flight attendants and its Flight Attendant Council, American Airlines has refreshed its onboard amenity kits to better suit the needs of customers traveling in First Class or Business Class on American’s International Flagship Service. Travelers in select markets will begin to see the new kits this week with the rollout continuing in the coming weeks. American is providing larger-sized cosmetic products, including Burt’s Bees Naturally Nourishing Milk & Honey Body Lotion, Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm, Colgate toothpaste, a toothbrush with a re-sealable cap, thicker plush socks, and larger eyeshades. “We consistently seek to align our product and service offerings with what our customers value so that we can provide a better overall travel experience,” said Lauri Curtis, Vice President – Onboard Service. “The redesigned amenity kit, thanks to input from our customers and flight attendants, includes premium products our customers value, like Burt’s Bees, which more closely meet their needs.” The contents are tucked into a traditional zipper-style case for easy storage in a carry-on bag. American, a founding member of the one world® Alliance , will provide a different case color – red, blue, gray, and black – every three months. The redesigned kits will replace the current amenity kit, which American’s customers have enjoyed since June 2007. About American Airlines American Airlines, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection ® airlines 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 over 140 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 Burt’s Bees® Since 1991, Burt’s Bees has been offering distinctive natural personal care products. Today, Burt’s Bees is the leading manufacturer in natural personal care with over 150 Earth-friendly, natural personal care products, including face care, body care, hair care, lip care, personal wash, men’s grooming, baby care, outdoor remedies, and kits & gifts. Burt’s Bees has a rich tradition in corporate social responsibility and stands for The Greater Good with all their products having the highest levels of natural ingredients, nature-safe […]
American Airlines have announced it will open a new Admirals Club lounge at Washington’s Dulles International Airport, the full media release from AA can be see below: As the final stage of the relocation of American Airlines operations to Washington Dulles International Airport’s Terminal B, the airline will open the doors of its new Admirals Club lounge on Tuesday, Feb. 3. In June 2008, American shifted its operations from Terminal D to make room for Dulles’ expansion of Concourse B. “Having served Washington Dulles International Airport since 1962, American Airlines is delighted to mark the new year by opening the doors to our brand new Admirals Club lounge for our 47th year of service to IAD,” said Nancy Knipp, President – Admirals Club. “The Admirals Club lounge will certainly heighten our customers’ travel experience as they journey through Washington Dulles International.” Open from 5:30 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. Sunday through Friday and 5:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, the new Admirals Club lounge is located in Terminal B, Mezzanine Level near Gate 63. The 3,000 square foot facility provides a respite for weary travelers with seating for 73 guests and complimentary light snacks, juice, tea, coffee and soft drinks. The lounge’s new food and beverage program, Amora(TM), also offers delicious fare for purchase. American’s highly-qualified and professional Premium Services representatives assist guests with boarding passes, reservations, seat selection and upgrades. Other highly-valued amenities include a multi-functional business center outfitted with telephones, a global print solution powered by PrinterOn, copier and fax service. Visitors can choose to relax in the cyber cafe, use their laptop or complimentary computers at the window-side counter, or watch DirecTV on one of the two flat-panel televisions in the lounge. American, a founding member of the oneworld(R) Alliance, operates 44 Admirals Club locations in airports throughout the world, each offering a host of business tools and convenient services in a professional, secluded environment. One-year Admirals Club memberships for new members range from just $350 to $500. AAdvantage miles can also be used to purchase Admirals Club memberships. One-day passes are available for $50, and can be purchased online, at self-service check-in machines, or at any Admirals Club location.
American Airlines is to link its Dallas-Fort Worth base with the Madrid hub of its oneworld partner Iberia from May with daily non-stop two-class Boeing 767-300s. Madrid will be the 34th international destination served by American and its American Eagle affiliate from their DFW hub. The airline already serves the Spanish capital from Miami and flies to Barcelona from New York JFK. American is also to resume seasonal flights between Boston and Paris CDG with daily Boeing 767-300s from 1 May and link the New England gateway with San Diego from 7 April with daily Boeing 757s and re-open service to Paris from 1 May with 767-300s.