American Airlines Extends Special Fares for Military Personnel

13th Jan 2005

American Airlines
today announced it is extending into June several special offers available
exclusively for active-duty members of the U.S. military, including
discounted fares and Group One Boarding privileges. In addition, American is reducing the minimum stay requirement on its
discounted military fares from Saturday night to only one night, making it
even easier for military personnel and their families to qualify for a
reduced fare.

“U.S. servicemen and women, and their families, continue to make enormous
sacrifices to promote the causes of freedom and security,” said Dan
Garton, American’s Executive Vice President of Marketing. “We appreciate
all they are doing, and hope these special offers help in bringing
military families together with loved ones.”

American is now allowing travel on these special fares through June 5,
2005, (except Europe, Latin America and Japan, where travel is valid
through May 31, 2005). 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 these fares. The special military fares are available for
travel to domestic and various international destinations.

Travel arrangements can be made at American Airlines ticketing locations
or by calling American’s reservations number at 1-800-433-7300 (en Espanol
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.

Along with the special fares, American is also inviting uniformed military
personnel to pre-board with First-Class passengers, or at any time during
the boarding process. The boarding announcements were modified nearly a
year ago and American plans to continue this service as a thank you to
U.S. troops.


In addition, 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 worldwide 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 June 5, 2005, 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.

Customers on American will find exceptional service both on the ground and
in the air. In addition, First or Business Class seating is available
throughout American’s fleet. Also available on most of the fleet are large
overhead storage bins that allow carry-on luggage to be stored “wheels
first,” creating more overall storage space and making it easier to stow
and remove bags.

For those who like to “stay connected” during their trip, powerports are
located at each seat in the First or Business Class cabins and are
conveniently placed throughout the coach cabins on most of American’s
aircraft, so passengers can work en route, operate their own CD or DVD
players, or even recharge cell phones.


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