AA lounges take Lenovo PC deal

American Airlines Admirals Club
members will soon enjoy upgraded technology in lounges worldwide as a result
of a recent agreement with Lenovo for new leading-edge PC technology.The deal provides business travelers access to upgraded technology services in a
setting that fosters comfort, convenience and personal productivity.
  “We recognize that being productive means being connected while on the go
and being in-touch and productive is a critical consideration for our business
travelers,” said Nancy Knipp, Managing Director of Premium Services for
American.
  “Our goal as a technology supplier is to provide our customers with
innovation and value, and as American expands its services with more
international flights, this partnership reflects how our two companies are
focused on delivering the best global customer service possible,” said Scott
Smith, Vice President and General Manager, Lenovo Americas.
  Through the agreement, new Lenovo ThinkCentre desktop computers, along
with ThinkVision flat panel displays, will be installed in all 43 Admirals
Club lounges.  In addition, Lenovo ThinkPad Z60 notebooks and Thinkpad X41
Tablet PCs will be available in Admirals Club lounges worldwide.  IBM will
provide deployment services, including the loading of software, testing,
staging and installation of the PCs and IBM printers.
  American aims to create the ultimate business experience for its customers
who need to access the home or office while traveling.  Installation will
begin in the first quarter of 2006.


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