AA.com® Launches Award-Booking

FORT WORTH, Texas - Just in time for the fall travel season, AA.com has added another way for customers to turn miles into travel. AAdvantage® members may now book a first or business class award with 40,000 AAdvantage bonus miles for travel to or from the continental U.S., Alaska and Canada on AA.com.

“American is pleased to offer its customers more convenience with the ability to book first and business class award travel on AA.com,” said Ed French, president of AAdvantage Marketing Programs. “This tool is a great addition to the site because it not only enhances our customers’ online booking options, but it also provides AAdvantage members with another fast and easy way to redeem their miles. The 40,000-mile PlanAAhead award is a great way for AAdvantage members to not only fly first or business class, but also to earn more AAdvantage bonus miles for booking on AA.com.”

AAdvantage members who use the award-booking tool to book their trip receive an online booking bonus of up to 1,000 AAdvantage miles. The new site feature joins one of the most popular awards booked on AA.com, the 25,000-mile PlanAAhead award, which allows customers to redeem their AAdvantage miles for coach class air travel.

The new PlanAAhead award-booking feature can be used for air travel on American Airlines or American Eagle flights. Reservations made through the award-booking feature must be booked at least five days in advance of the trip. After logging in with an AAdvantage number and password, customers may select the “Reservation” or “AAdvantage” link to book the award.

The award-winning American Airlines Web site, www.aa.com, is recognized as one of the largest e-commerce sites on the Internet (Media Metrix). AA.com recently was named one of Yahoo! Internet Life’s “10 Most Popular Travel Sites,” and received a “Standard of Excellence” WebAward from the Web Marketing Association. For customers who log in with an AAdvantage® Travel Awards Program number and password, AA.com offers personalized news, information and specials, including Net SAAver & Special OffersSM, the best place to find fare sales, AAdvantage bonus offers and discounted vacation packages online. In addition, the site offers online management of AAdvantage accounts, award booking and proactive flight-status notification by voice or text message via a variety of communication platforms.