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Jan 17, 2012
AMERICAN AIRLINES AND JAPAN AIRLINES LAUNCH TRANS-PACIFIC FARE SALE

Airlines Offer Double Miles Promotion to Celebrate JAL's new Boston – Tokyo Narita Nonstop


FORT WORTH, Texas, and EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – American Airlines and Japan Airlines, cooperating under their Pacific Joint Business Agreement, have launched a fare sale for travel on continental United States routes to Japan as well as select cities in China operated by the two oneworld® alliance members. The offer is valid for round-trip travel originating and ticketed in the United States on select Economy Class fares booked on www.AA.com or www.ar.jal.com. Outbound travel is allowed between Jan. 23 and April 1, and all travel must be completed by April 30, 2012.


Also, in celebration of Japan Airlines new service between Boston and Tokyo Narita, beginning April 22 and subject to government approval, customers can earn double AAdvantage® miles or JAL Mileage Bank miles every time they fly the new nonstop service using qualifying Business Class and most Economy Class fares between April 22, 2012, and June 30, 2012. The route is the first nonstop service by any airline between the two cities, and the first service to link Boston directly with Asia. To pre-register for the offer and obtain complete offer details, visit www.aa.com/offers or www.ar.jal.com/ar/en/jalmile/camp_info/#campaign. BusinessExtrAA® members can also earn unlimited double Business ExtrAA® points on the new Japan Airlines nonstop service between Boston and Tokyo Narita when booked as the American Airlines marketed flight number between eligible travel dates. For additional information on the Business ExtrAA® offer visit http://www.aa.com/i18n/utility/BusEx_BOSNRT_Offer.jsp or http://www.jal.co.jp/en/pjba/index2.html.


Customers on Japan Airlines Boston – Tokyo service will enjoy flying on the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which provides the latest in advanced technology and cabin design. The aircraft features larger windows, LED lighting, and new noise-reducing GEnx engines, providing a tranquil and comfortable travel experience across the Pacific.


In April 2011, American Airlines and Japan Airlines launched their joint business relationship after receiving approval from regulatory authorities. The strengthened partnership enables the two airlines to provide enhanced customer benefits including more flight options, smoother connections and access to a broader choice of fares. Together, American Airlines and Japan Airlines offer a combined network of more than 4,200 daily departures to nearly 320 destinations in 60 countries worldwide. For additional details, visit www.aa.com/moreasia or http://www.jal.co.jp/en/pjba/index2.html.


The trans-Pacific fare sale is valid for outbound travel through April 1, 2012, and all travel must be completed by April 30, 2012. Fares must be purchased by Jan. 30, 2012, and at least seven days prior to departure. Fares are valid between the U.S. and Japan/China for departures Monday through Thursday; other days are available at higher fares. A three-day minimum stay is required, and the maximum stay allowed is 30 days. Other restrictions apply.


Sample fares shown below are each way, require round-trip travel and include surcharges. A portion of, or all travel for some itineraries, may be operated by American Airlines, Japan Airlines, American Eagle or the AmericanConnection® carrier, Chautauqua Airlines.


Dallas/Fort Worth – Tokyo: $538

Chicago – Beijing: $615

Los Angeles – Shanghai: $384


Taxes, Fees and Conditions
Fares do not include (a) a federal excise tax of $3.80 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. For international destinations, government taxes and fees of up to $240, varying by destination, are not included and may vary slightly depending on currency exchange rates at the time of purchase.

Fares are subject to change without notice. International fares are subject to government approval.

Ticketing/Travel – Tickets must be purchased seven days prior to departure but not later than 11:59 p.m. Jan. 30, 2012 (Central Time). Fares are valid for travel beginning Jan. 23, 2012, through April 1, 2012. A three day minimum stay is required, and the maximum stay allowed is 30 days. Tickets must be issued 24 hours after reservations are made.

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 $275 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.

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.

To purchase tickets on ar.jal.com, you must use a credit card with a billing address in the United States or Canada.

Travelers can check schedules and fares and book on www.AA.com. AA.com has the absolute lowest fares – guaranteed – available for American Airlines, American Eagle and AmericanConnection® carrier flights.

Checked baggage fees may apply. See https://www.aa.com/i18n/utility/aacom_services_charges.jsp for more information.

 

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.

AMR Corporation, and certain of its United States-based subsidiaries, including American Airlines, Inc. and AMR Eagle Holding Corporation, filed voluntary petitions on Nov. 29 for Chapter 11 reorganization in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. More information about the Chapter 11 filing is available on the Internet at http://aa.com/restructuring.

 

About Japan Airlines

Japan Airlines (JAL) was awarded the most punctual major global airline in 2009 and 2010. It has a global network reaching more than 221 airports in 40 countries and regions together with its codeshare partners while domestically, the airline flies to more than 50 airports throughout Japan. JAL operates some 22,000 international and domestic flights a month, and has an active fleet of some 200 aircraft featuring Boeing 777s, 767s, 737-800s, and Brazilian-made regional jets, Embraer E170. From Tokyo, JAL currently operates daily flights to New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco in mainland USA. JAL's frequent flyer program, JAL Mileage Bank (JMB), is one of the world's largest loyalty programs with over 20 million members worldwide today.

 

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CONTACT: Jim Faulkner
American Airlines
Fort Worth, Texas
817-967-1577
mediarelations@aa.com
Carol Anderson
Japan Airlines
310-606-6609
carol.anderson@jal.com
 

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