American Airlines and American Eagle Offer Low-Cost Relief Fares Between the U.S. Mainland and Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti and Other Islands

Oct 02, 1998, 01:00 ET from American Airlines

    MIAMI, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- During October American Airlines and
 American Eagle are offering special low-cost relief fares to allow friends and
 family to fly between the U.S. mainland and areas in Puerto Rico, the
 Dominican Republic, Haiti and other islands hard-hit by Hurricane Georges.
     The fares to and from the mainland are as low as $79 one way and are
 designed to be very flexible, allowing travelers to come and go as needed to
 assist their friends and families.
     In addition, to complement these fares, American Eagle is also offering
 low fares of $49 and $59 one way to 13 Caribbean islands from its San Juan
 hub.
     All the relief fares require no advance purchase, and because they are
 one-way fares, they allow return plans to remain open and flexible.  Travel
 under the special fares must be completed by Oct. 31.  Markets and prices for
 the special fares are listed below.
     "We at American Airlines have been touched by the level of destruction
 from Hurricane Georges," said Peter J. Dolara, American's senior vice
 president for Miami/Caribbean/Latin America.  "Our hearts go out to everyone
 in the area.  We hope these special fares will allow people in the U.S. to
 assist their family and friends in the rebuilding process."
     Dolara also points out that American has been working with various relief
 agencies on the U.S. mainland to bring in needed supplies and volunteers to
 the region.
     Here are some examples of the cities in Puerto Rico, the Dominican
 Republic, and Haiti where the special fares to and from the U.S. mainland are
 available.  Lowest fare levels are available on Tuesday, Wednesday, and
 Thursday.  Other days are slightly higher (the second price listed).  Other
 discounted fares are available to and from other Caribbean islands from the
 mainland.
 
     Puerto Rico - U.S. Mainland
     -- San Juan -- $79/$99 from Miami -- $109/$129 from New York
     -- Ponce -- $89/$109 from Miami -- $119/$139 from New York
     -- Mayaguez --$89/$109 from Miami --  $119/$139 from New York
 
     Dominican Republic - U.S. Mainland
     -- Santo Domingo -- $79/$99 from Miami -- $109/$129 from New York
     -- Puerto Plata -- $79/$99 from Miami -- $109/$129 from New York
     -- La Romana -- $89/$109 from Miami -- $119/$139 from New York
     -- Punta Cana -- $89/$109 from Miami -- $119/$139 from New York
     -- Santiago -- $89/$109 from Miami -- $119/$139 from New York
 
     Haiti - U.S. Mainland
     -- Port-au-Prince -- $79/$99 from Miami -- $109/$129 from New York
 
     American Eagle Markets from San Juan
     Antigua, Anguilla, La Romana, Mayaguez, Ponce, Puerto Plata, Punta Cana,
     Santo Domingo, St. Croix, St. Kitts, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, Tortola
 
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 Internet.  The address is http://www.amrcorp.com/corpcomm.htm
 
 

SOURCE American Airlines