FORT WORTH, Texas, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines AAdvantage® members can now book award travel via AA.com on British Airways, a oneworld® alliance member and joint business partner, and on Hawaiian Airlines, an AAdvantage participating airline. These expanded options offer customers a more convenient way to book one-way, round-trip and multi-city award travel on one or a combination of participating airlines on AA.com.
This enhancement to the AAdvantage flight award booking tool is part of American's ongoing effort to simplify the process of redeeming miles for flight awards on participating airlines.
"This new AA.com functionality gives AAdvantage members more control, convenience and flexibility during the award booking process," said Suzanne Rubin, President – AAdvantage Loyalty Program. "The ability to book participating airline awards online is something our customers have been asking for, and we're pleased to offer them this convenient new option when redeeming their miles for flights on British Airways and Hawaiian Airlines."
The addition of British Airways, American's fellow oneworld member and joint business partner, to the list of airlines offering this new award booking option highlights American's ongoing commitment to offering enhanced benefits to its customers and the customers of fellow oneworld members. In 2010, American, British Airways and Iberia implemented a trans-Atlantic joint business allowing the three airlines to cooperate commercially on nonstop flights between the United States (including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), Canada, Mexico and the European Union, Switzerland and Norway.
In addition to British Airways and Hawaiian Airlines, AAdvantage members can also redeem their miles on AA.com for award travel on American Airlines and Alaska Airlines. For more details please visit www.AA.com.
Customers who are not AAdvantage members can enroll for free at www.AA.com/enroll.
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 3,300 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 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 10,000 daily flights to 149 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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About the AAdvantage Program
The AAdvantage® program was the first frequent flyer program. Established in 1981, the program now has more than 69 million members worldwide. Members can earn miles at more than 1,000 participating companies, which include 27 hotel chains representing more than 60 brands, more than 20 airlines, eight car rental companies, eight financial companies, and more than 500 brand name retailers. In addition, members can earn miles when making purchases with one of more than 100 affinity card products in more than 40 countries. In 2011, AAdvantage members redeemed more than 166 billion miles to claim more than 7.5 million awards for flights, upgrades and other rewards. For more information and a listing of AAdvantage program participating companies, visit www.aa.com/aadvantage.
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SOURCE American Airlines