FORT WORTH , Texas – American Airlines has extended through July 31, 2008, several special offers that are available exclusively for active-duty members of the U.S. military. These offers include discounted airfares, relaxed advance purchase requirements, and preferred boarding privileges.
“All of us at American Airlines appreciate the efforts of U.S. military personnel to keep our country safe and secure, and we acknowledge the difficult sacrifices they and their family members make on our behalf,” said Dan Garton, American’s Executive Vice President – Marketing. “We’re delighted to extend these special offers to our troops and their families and look forward to having them fly with us soon.”
Active-duty members of the U.S. Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy, National Guard and Reserves who are on leave or furlough (including those who are traveling within seven days of discharge from active service), and their spouse and dependent children, are eligible for the special military fares. The fares are available for travel to domestic and various international destinations.
In addition, the discounted military fares may be purchased up to a week after reservations are made – versus 24 hours for most non-military discount fares – making it easier for military personnel and their families to make travel arrangements.
Here are samples of American’s great low fares for the U.S. military. Fares shown are each way, based on a round-trip purchase:
Fare Each Way*
Chicago O’Hare – Raleigh/Durham
Chicago O’Hare – Richmond, Va.+
Dallas/Fort Worth – Jacksonville, Fla.
Dallas/Fort Worth – St. Louis
Nashville – New York (JFK & LGA)
Atlanta – Dallas/Fort Worth
Baltimore – Dallas/Fort Worth
Chicago O’Hare – Huntsville, Ala.+
Dallas/Fort Worth – San Diego
Austin – Los Angeles
Chicago O’Hare – San Antonio
Chicago O’Hare – Seattle
Dallas/Fort Worth – Washington, D.C. (DCA & IAD)
Los Angeles – St. Louis
* Fares shown are each way based on a round-trip purchase for Economy Class travel, and are in U.S. dollars. Fares are valid for travel through July 31, 2008. Fares do not include all government-imposed taxes and fees.
+ Service operated by American Eagle/AmericanConnection ® .
INTERNATIONAL AND PUERTO RICO
Fare Each Way*
St. Louis – Cancun, Mexico
Fort Lauderdale – San Juan, Puerto Rico
Los Angeles – San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
Boston – London Heathrow
New York Kennedy – St. Maarten, Neth. Ant.
Miami – Madrid, Spain
Chicago O’Hare – Frankfurt, Germany
Dallas/Fort Worth – Belize City, Belize
Los Angeles – Tokyo Narita
Miami – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
* Fares shown are each way based on a round-trip purchase for Economy Class travel, and are in U.S. dollars. Fares to Mexico/Puerto Rico/ Caribbean are valid for travel through July 31, 2008. Fares to Europe/Central & South America/Japan are valid for travel Jan. 11-May 31, 2008. Higher fares apply for travel through Jan. 10, 2008 and June 1-July 31, 2008. Fares do not include all government-imposed taxes and fees.
Travel arrangements can be made at American Airlines ticketing locations or by calling American’s reservations number at 1-800-433-7300 (en Español 1-800-633-3711) within the United States and Canada. Outside the United States and Canada, call the local reservations number. Military ID must be presented at the time of airport check-in.
These military fares are not available via the Internet. Other restrictions apply. For complete rules and restrictions, see the terms and conditions below.
As a thank you to U.S. troops, American, a founding member of the global oneworld ® Alliance, continues to invite uniformed military personnel and their families to pre-board with First-Class passengers or at any time during the boarding process.
Also, U.S. military men and women who are participating in Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom are welcome to be American’s guests at Admirals Club facilities between flights when they are on emergency or Rest and Relaxation (R&R) leave from their overseas duties. This invitation for complimentary access has been extended through July 31, 2008, at all airport locations that do not have USO facilities. Eligible military personnel in appropriate uniform need only present their emergency or R&R leave forms from Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom to access an Admirals Club location. In addition, the Admirals Club welcomes family members and relatives accompanying military personnel who are part of Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom.
American’s commitment to the military continues in other ways as well. American Eagle, the regional affiliate of American, has added extra seats in the Killeen, Texas, market to allow soldiers from Ft. Hood to take advantage of a three day holiday leave. Travel applies from Killeen, Austin, and Waco, Texas, Dec. 20-27, 2007, with return travel to Killeen, Austin and Waco on those same dates. American Airlines will also waive the advance purchase on available published fares from these three cities. Inventory must be available. Those families wanting to travel to and from these markets should call AA Meeting Services at 1-800-433-1790 from 6:00 a.m. until Midnight. CST. Reference “Starfile 23D7AW.”
Since February 2003, American has operated nearly 400 missions transporting U.S. troops. These flights have been piloted, staffed and serviced by American’s employees. In addition, employees have also helped welcome troops home from overseas as they arrive at U.S. airports and are involved in organizations supporting U.S. troops.
* Terms and Conditions
Fares shown are each way based on a round-trip purchase for Economy-Class travel, and are in U.S. dollars. Fares shown are valid for travel all days of the week. Fares are subject to change without notice. International fares are subject to government approval.
Fares do not include (a) a federal excise tax of $3.40 per U.S. domestic flight segment, defined as one takeoff and landing, of a passenger's itinerary; (b) up to $18 per round trip in local airport charges; and (c) September 11th Security Fee of $2.50 per enplanement originating at a U.S. airport. For international and Puerto Rico/U.S. Virgin Islands destinations, government taxes and fees of up to $180, varying by destination, are not included and may vary slightly depending on currency exchange rates at the time of purchase.
Advance purchase requirements do not apply, but ticketing must occur within seven days of making reservations.
Fares shown to U.S./Mexico/Puerto Rico/Caribbean are valid for travel through July 31, 2008. Fares shown to Europe/Central & South America/Japan are valid for travel Jan. 11-May 31, 2008. Higher fares apply for travel through Jan. 10, 2008 and June 1-July 31, 2008. A one-night minimum stay is required and a 30-day maximum stay is allowed.
Advertised fares are valid only on American Airlines, American Eagle, and AmericanConnection ® and do not apply to other codeshare flights. Seats are limited. Fares may not be available on all flights. Schedules are subject to change without notice.
Fares are nonrefundable and nontransferable. Changes to your ticket may be made if you meet the restrictions of the new fare and pay any fare difference. Changes must be made before your ticketed flight’s scheduled departure time. If you cancel your flight prior to the scheduled departure time, the ticket will be valid for one year from the date of issue for an unused ticket or one year from travel origination for a partially used ticket. If you do not cancel your flight prior to the scheduled departure time, the ticket has no value.
A portion of or all travel booked on American Airlines may be operated by American Eagle or AmericanConnection. American Eagle is operated by American Eagle Airlines, Inc., or Executive Airlines, Inc, which are wholly owned by AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines. AmericanConnection service is operated by one of the following independent contractors: Trans States Airlines, Inc.; Chautauqua Airlines, Inc. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle and AmericanConnection are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.
American Airlines reserves the right to change the AAdvantage program at any time without notice and to end the AAdvantage program with six months’ notice.
About American Airlines
American Airlines is the world's largest airline. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection ® airlines serve 250 cities in over 40 countries with more than 4,000 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 1,000 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 and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: AMR).