AA.com Launches Award-Booking for Business Class Travel

Just in time for the fall
travel season, AA.com
has added another way for customers to turn miles into
travel.  AAdvantage(R) 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.

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