FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines today launched a new mobile app – its first app specifically designed for iPad – offering holiday travelers a superior user experience, enabled by the iPad's enhanced display and graphics, and new features including:
- Flight information at a glance, with helpful options including seat changes, parking alerts, boarding passes and other flight details.
- A more dynamic AAdvantage® section that allows users to view elite status qualification graphs that show how many miles, points and segments are needed to achieve a particular level of elite status. Users can also see total mileage balance and available upgrades.
- An interactive globe that features all the destinations American flies and lets users select two cities to view specific flight schedules.
- A free trivia game called "Know It All" that can be played on Wi-Fi-equipped flights or on the ground. The game allows customers to compete against fliers on their flight, other flights, or players on the ground. A promotional video of the Know It All trivia game can be viewed at YouTube.com/AmericanAirlines.
From Nov. 19 to Dec. 31, 2012, fans who have "liked" American's Facebook page can register for a chance to win a weekly drawing for 100,000 American Airlines AAdvantage bonus miles. In addition, registrants who have downloaded the iPad app and played Know It All will be featured on a Facebook leaderboard. Each week, the Know It All player with the top score will receive an extra entry for the 100,000 bonus miles.
"With added features such as interactive route maps and the Know It All trivia game, our apps go beyond simply serving as a day-of-travel tool," said Richard Elieson, American's Managing Director – Digital Marketing. "The new American Airlines app for iPad is the perfect example of how we've made the travel experience more convenient and enjoyable before, during and even after your flight."
American is also launching updates to its popular app for iPhone and iPod touch, which offer customers new AAdvantage program-specific features that locate nearby restaurants and retailers where members can earn AAdvantage miles. American's app for iPhone and iPod touch also includes support for Passbook, giving customers easy access to their mobile boarding passes throughout the travel process.
The American Airlines App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, or at itunes.com/appstore. Registration for the Know It All promotion can be completed on the American Airlines Facebook page at Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines. More information about all of American's mobile apps can be found at AA.com/Apps.
About American Airlines
American Airlines, American Eagle® and the AmericanConnection® carrier serve 260 airports in more than 50 countries and territories with, on average, more than 3,500 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers nearly 900 aircraft. American's award-winning website, 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 and members-elect serve more than 900 destinations with more than 9,000 daily flights to 150 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com, and AAdvantage are trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. AMR Corporation common stock trades under the symbol "AAMRQ" on the OTCQB marketplace, operated by OTC Markets Group.
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