When members of the U.S. armed forces and their allies stormed the beaches
of Normandy, France, 60 years ago this June to begin the liberation of
Europe, they created a debt that can truly never be repaid.
To honor the sacrifice of those who served long ago in the defense of life
and liberty, American Airlines is offering passengers born before Jan. 1,
1930, special discount fares to France. This way they can visit the
hallowed military sites of their youth and partake in commemorative events
organized throughout the summer by the French government.
“With each passing year we appreciate even more how precious our nation’s
World War II veterans are and how great their courage and commitment were
during a time of tremendous upheaval,” said Dan Garton, American’s
executive vice president-Marketing. “With these low fares to France,
American salutes our veterans and offers our grateful thanks for all they
did to make Europe and the world a safer place for all of us.”
The special D-Day commemorative fares to France are $504 round trip for
travel originating in the eastern region of the 48 continental United
States; $604 round trip for travel originating in the central region; and
$704 for travel beginning in the western region.
Tickets must be purchased by April 15, 2004. Travel is valid commencing
June 1 through Aug. 31, with all travel completed by Sept. 15, 2004. This
approximates the time it took the Allies to liberate France. To qualify
for the special fare, passengers must have been born before Jan. 1, 1930.
Customers should call American at (800) 433-1790 between 5 a.m. and
midnight central time to inquire about and book the special fare. Please
reference STAARfile 2664AZ when calling.
The low fares to France will make it extremely affordable for veterans and
their loved ones to be honored and participate in the various events that
will take place in France this summer to commemorate the D-Day invasion.
An extensive list of activities organized by the French government can be
found at http://www.normandiememoire.org/ .
American serves France with nonstop flights to Paris from Boston, Chicago,
Dallas/Fort Worth, Miami and New York JFK. An extensive route network
offered by American and the American Eagle and AmericanConnection regional
carriers, makes it easy and convenient to get to any of American’s
American will offer passengers traveling to France superior service and
the opportunity to earn and redeem AAdvantage(R) frequent-flyer miles.
American Airlines has a solid tradition of honoring America’s veterans. In
May 2001, American Airlines flew surviving World War II veterans who were
members of 101st Airborne Division “Easy Company”, plus the actors who
portrayed them, to Paris for the premier of HBO’s acclaimed “Band of
Brothers” epic miniseries on the anniversary of D-Day.
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and the AmericanConnection regional carriers serve more than 250 cities in
over 40 countries with almost 4,200 daily flights. The combined network
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Terms and Conditions
Fares shown are in USD, and are round-trip for Economy Class travel and
are nonrefundable. Fares do not include (a) a federal excise tax of up to
$3.10 per U.S. domestic flight segment of a passenger’s itinerary: a
flight segment is defined as one takeoff and landing; (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, up to $5 per one
way or $10 per round trip. Fares do not include government taxes and fees
of up to $102 per round trip. To qualify for the special fare, passengers
must be born before Jan. 1, 1930. Tickets must be purchased within 3 days
after reservation is made, but no later than 11:59 p.m. (CT), April 15,
2004. Fares are valid for travel through Sept. 15, 2004. A Saturday night
minimum stay is required.
The maximum allowable stay is 30 days. Fares may not be available on all
flights or in all markets and are subject to change without notice. No
enroute stopovers permitted. Fares apply on American Airlines, American
Eagle and AmericanConnection operated flights. No codeshare flights
allowed. Seats are limited. Prepaid ticketing is not allowed using this
fare. Rollovers from higher fares are not permitted. Other restrictions
may apply. International fares are subject to government approval. Changes
to your ticket may be made if you pay up to a $200 USD change fee and meet
the restrictions applicable to the new fare. Ticketed flights must be
cancelled prior to ticketed departure time of each ticketed flight
segment, otherwise the ticket has no value after ticketed departure date.
A portion of travel may be on American Eagle and/or AmericanConnection,
American’s regional airline associates operated by Chautauqua Airlines,
Inc., Corporate Airlines, Inc., or TransStates Airlines, Inc. American
Eagle and AmericanConnection are a registered trademarks of American