American Airlines Offers Triple AAdvantage Miles On Flights Between Boston And The West Coast
American Also Puts Most Destinations on Sale from Boston; West Coast Just $117* Each Way With Round-Trip Purchase
BOSTON – American Airlines today announced that it is offering triple AAdvantage ® miles for nonstop travel between Boston – Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego from March 2 through May 31, 2009 (nonstop service to San Diego begins April 7). In addition, American said today it is putting nearly all of its destinations from Boston – not just the West Coast – on sale for travel through May 20.
With the AAdvantage triple miles promotion, after just two round trips to the West Coast, customers will earn enough miles for a free** MileSAAver® Economy Class award within the United States or between the U.S. and the Caribbean. After just three round trips, customers will earn enough miles for a MileSAAver Economy Class award to Europe.
At the same time, American’s Boston fare sale places much of the world affordably at New England’s fingertips with great low fares available to destinations throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe and Asia. Fares from Boston to the West Coast, for example, are just $117* each way with a required round-trip purchase.
“American’s extensive network of destinations out of Boston, our industry-leading AAdvantage travel awards program, our attractive fares, and our great customer service and amenities for premium customers have made American Airlines a leader in New England for many years,” said Jim Carter, American’s Vice President – Passenger Sales for New England. “The triple mileage promotion and fare sale are intended to thank customers for their support and remind them of all that American has to offer.”
Following are the highlights of American’s triple miles promotion from Boston:
American Airlines Triple AAdvantage Miles Promotion from Boston
* Earn triple AAdvantage miles for nonstop travel between Boston and Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego. (San Diego nonstop service begins April 7).
* Book trips and travel between March 2 and May 31, 2009.
* Register prior to travel at www.aa.com/offers, using promotion code BOS3X.
* For full details, see below or visit www.aa.com/bos3x.
Following are the highlights of American’s fare sale from Boston:
American Airlines Boston Fare Sale
* Available from Boston to nearly all American Airlines and American Eagle destinations.
* Travel through May 20, 2009. Purchase tickets no later than March 10, 2009.
* Other restrictions, including embargo dates, apply. For rules and restrictions, see the terms and conditions below or visit American’s Web site, AA.com.
Here are samples of American’s great low fares from Boston to destinations in the United States. (For international fares, see AA.com). Fare amounts shown are each way based on off-peak, round-trip Economy Class travel purchased on AA.com.
From Boston To | Fare Each Way Based on Round-Trip Purchase*
New York City (Kennedy and LaGuardia)+ | $57
Raleigh/Durham+ | $67
Columbus, Ohio+ | $77
Los Angeles/San Diego/San Francisco | $117
Miami | $121
Dallas/Fort Worth | $134
** Passenger is responsible for all taxes, fees and charges associated with free travel.
*Fares shown are each way based on off-peak, round-trip Economy Class travel purchased on AA.com, and are in U.S. dollars. Fares are valid for travel through May 20, 2009. Fares do not include all government-imposed taxes and fees.
+Service operated by American Eagle.
Travelers can check schedules and fares and book flights by visiting www.aa.com. For an additional $20 per ticket, travel arrangements can also be made by calling American’s reservations number at 1-800-433-7300 (en Español 1-800-633-3711) within the United States. Outside the United States, call the local reservations number. For an additional $30 per ticket, travel arrangements can be made at an American Airlines Travel Center or Airport Ticket Office. Tickets may also be purchased through a travel agent. Travel agents may impose a service charge for ticketing.
Not Just More Miles and Low Fares; More Flights from Boston, Too
Along with triple miles and low fares, American is offering Boston-area customers more flights to the West Coast in the coming weeks, including the return of daily nonstop service to San Diego and the addition of a fourth daily nonstop flight to Los Angeles, both beginning on April 7. American also serves San Francisco with two daily nonstop flights.
Service to other destinations is expanding this spring as well. On April 7, American will add a ninth daily flight to Dallas/Fort Worth and a third daily flight to St. Louis. On May 1, American will add a third flight to London’s Heathrow Airport and resume seasonal nonstop service to Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport.
With the additional flights to the West Coast, Southwest and Europe, American and its regional affiliate, American Eagle, will offer about 70 daily departures from Boston to 20 destinations (including seasonal service) throughout North America, the Caribbean and Europe.
Following is a summary of American’s service between Boston and the West Coast, as well as schedule additions this spring on other Boston routes. (Triple AAdvantage miles are being offered only on the Boston – West Coast routes):
American Airlines Boston – West Coast Service
Destination # of Nonstops Notes
San Diego 1 Service starts April 7
Los Angeles 3 Increasing to 4 on April 7
San Francisco 2 Morning and early evening flights
American Airlines Boston Service Additions (Other than West Coast)
Destination Date Action # of Nonstops
Dallas/Fort Worth April 7 Add 1 nonstop 9
St. Louis April 7 Add 1 nonstop 3
London Heathrow May 1 Add 1 nonstop 3
Paris de Gaulle May 1 Add 1 nonstop 1 (seasonal)
American’s new nonstop flight to San Diego and its additional flight to Dallas/Fort Worth will utilize Boeing 757 aircraft configured with 22 seats in First Class and 166 seats in the Main Cabin. Additional service to St. Louis will be operated with Boeing MD80 aircraft configured with 16 seats in First Class and 124 seats in the Main Cabin.
The additional flights to Los Angeles and London will utilize Boeing 767-300 aircraft, featuring 30 lie-flat seats in American’s Next-Generation Business Class Cabin and 195 seats in the Main Cabin. For its seasonal Boston-Paris flight, American will initially use a Boeing 767, then on July 13 will switch to a Boeing 757 aircraft equipped with new seats with LCD screens on seat-backs, together with a modified Next Generation Business Class Seat in that cabin.
“American carries more customers in and out of Logan Airport than any other airline, so whether traveling for business or pleasure, we’re here to meet the needs of our New England customers,” said Carter. “We offer service to the leading business centers in the Northeast, Midwest, Southwest, and the West Coast. And when it’s time for a getaway, we offer flights to Europe, Florida and the Caribbean. No other airline in Boston can match American’s scope of service or what the AAdvantage program offers customers, particularly AAdvantage elite-level travelers who enjoy additional special benefits and privileges.”
Following is a summary of American and American Eagle’s nonstop destinations out of Boston. Hundreds more destinations around the world are offered via connecting service, including Hawaii, Mexico, Latin America and Asia. On all routes, customers and can earn and redeem AAdvantage miles. Additionally, as a founding member of the global oneworld ® Alliance, American’s customers can also earn and redeem AAdvantage miles on any of the oneworld airlines, including member airlines in Australia and the Middle East.
American Airlines Nonstop Destinations from Boston
United States and Canada:
Chicago O’Hare; Columbus, Ohio; Dallas/Fort Worth; Los Angeles; Miami; New York (JFK and LaGuardia); Raleigh/Durham; San Diego (effective April 7); San Francisco; St. Louis; Toronto; Washington Reagan National;
Aruba (seasonal); Providenciales (seasonal); Santo Domingo, San Juan,
St. Thomas (seasonal)
London Heathrow; Paris Charles de Gaulle (seasonal)
In the Community
Together, American and American Eagle employ nearly 1,900 people in the Boston area, and the company and many of its employees are involved in community, civic and volunteer activities in New England.
American provides sponsorships and in-kind giving to organizations and events including the Jimmy Fund/Dana Farber Cancer Institute; Genesis Fund; Children’s Hospital; Boston Symphony Orchestra; Museum of Fine Arts; Massachusetts Make A Wish Foundation; and the Massachusetts Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
“American and American Eagle are proud to have been a part of the Boston community for many, many years,” said Carter. “We’re grateful for the longtime support we have received here, and all of us look forward to being a partner with the people of New England – both personally and professionally – for many years to come.”
AAdvantage Triple Miles Promotion Terms and Conditions
Offer is valid only on American Airlines marketed and operated nonstop flights between Boston (BOS) and San Francisco (SFO), Los Angeles (LAX) or San Diego (SAN) from March 2, 2009, through May 31, 2009. Service between Boston and San Diego begins on April 7, 2009.
Registration prior to travel is required.
To qualify, members must purchase and fly on published-fare tickets.
Reservation must be booked and ticketed between March 2, 2009, and May 31, 2009.
Flights operated by our codeshare partners are not eligible for this promotion.
Bonus miles do not count toward elite status qualification.
Triple miles will be calculated at 200 percent of the base miles earned.
The additional 50 percent or 25 percent class of service bonus for travel in First or Business Class is calculated using the base miles earned for the cabin purchased and is not included in the calculation for determining bonus miles earned in conjunction with this promotion.
*Boston Fare Sale Terms and Conditions
Fares shown are each way based on off-peak, round-trip Economy-Class travel purchased on AA.com, and are in U.S. dollars. Fares shown are valid for travel Tuesday/Wednesday/Saturday. Other travel days are available at additional cost. Fares are subject to change without notice.
Fares do not include (a) a federal excise tax of $3.60 per U.S. domestic flight segment, defined as one takeoff and landing, of a passenger’s itinerary; (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.
Tickets must be purchased at least 21 days in advance or within 24 hours of making reservations, whichever comes first, but not later than 11:59 p.m., March 10, 2009 (Central Time).
Fares are valid for travel through May 20, 2009. Travel is not valid March 21, 28 and April 4, 11, 2009. A 30-day maximum stay is allowed.
Advertised fares are valid only on American Airlines, American Eagle, and the AmericanConnection ® airlines and do not apply to other codeshare flights. Seats are limited. Fares may not be available on all flights. Schedules are subject to change without notice.
Fares are nonrefundable and nontransferable. Changes to your ticket may be made if you meet the restrictions of the new fare and pay up to a US$150 fee, plus any fare difference. Changes must be made before your ticketed flight’s scheduled departure time. If you cancel your flight prior to the scheduled departure time, the ticket will be valid for one year from the date of issue for an unused ticket or one year from travel origination for a partially used ticket. If you do not cancel your flight prior to the scheduled departure time, the ticket has no value.
A portion of travel booked on American Airlines may be operated by American Eagle or an AmericanConnection airline. American Eagle is operated by American Eagle Airlines, Inc., or Executive Airlines, Inc., which are wholly owned by AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines. AmericanConnection service is operated by one of the following independent contractors: Trans States Airlines, Inc., or Chautauqua Airlines, Inc.
To purchase tickets on AA.com you must use a credit card with a billing address in the United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, the United Kingdom, or select Latin American and Caribbean countries.
Customers may be charged $15 each way for the first checked bag and $25 each way for the second checked bag. See www.aa.com/baggageallowance for more information.
AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AAdvantage, AmericanAirlines Vacations, and AA.com are marks of American Airlines, Inc. oneworld is a mark of the oneworld Alliance, LLC. American Airlines reserves the right to change the AAdvantage program rules, regulations, travel awards and special offers at any time without notice and to end the AAdvantage program with six months notice. For complete AAdvantage program details, visit www.aa.com. For full details on our Lowest Fare Guarantee, visit www.aa.com/guarantee. For the benefits of booking at AA.com, visit www.aa.com/benefits.
About the AAdvantage Program
The AAdvantage Program was the first and is the world’s largest frequent flyer program. Established in 1981, the program now has more than 60 million members. Members can earn miles at more than 1,000 participating companies, which include more than 35 hotel chains representing more than 75 brands, more than 20 airlines, eight car-rental companies, 18 financial companies, and over 250 brand name retailers. In addition, members can earn miles when making purchases with one of more than 100 affinity card products in over 41 countries. In 2007, members redeemed more than 150 billion miles to claim more than 4 million awards for flights, upgrades and car rentals. For more information and a listing of AAdvantage program participating companies, visit www.aa.com/aadvantage.
About American Airlines
American Airlines, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection ® airlines serve 250 cities in 40 countries with, on average, more than 3,400 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 900 aircraft. American’s award-winning Web site, AA.com ®, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld ® Alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. Together, its members serve nearly 700 destinations in over 140 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com, We know why you fly and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: AMR)
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